Since on January 21st, Sony’s official Weibo pre-heated the information for tonight’s press conference, and Ai Fan’er’s partners began to speculate on the very bluffing "The one never seen" on the poster. .
As the beginning of the second decade of Sony's Micro-Single, its confident promotional slogan seems to imply that it is not a "toothpaste-style" product.
In the guess of my friends, it may be the full-frame new benchmark A7M4, or it may be the new speed flagship A9III. After all, the dynamic lines on the poster seem to be more in line with the tone of the A9 series.
But the answer to this puzzle, we all guessed wrong. The camera just released is a brand new mirrorless series, named α1 (ILCE-1) by Sony.
As previously predicted, the Sony α1 is a machine that has both picture quality and performance.
But the difference is that Sony still has not adopted an integrated handle design that makes the body more square and looks more like a traditional SLR news machine. The α1, which maintains the Sony α full-frame series body design, is more like a device that integrates the main features of the α9, α7R and α7S series. It focuses on shooting performance, high-resolution, and high-standard video shooting. body.
In terms of body design, the size of the α1 is not much different from that of the α9 II, and it is also a product with a fourth-generation body design. Therefore, the previously introduced VG-C4EM vertical battery compartment handle can also be used on α1.
The layout of the fuselage buttons has not changed much, and its design is similar to that of the α9 II.
At the same time, since it is also a fourth-generation body, the α1 also uses the same optimized heat dissipation design as the α7S III, and the body comes with a full-size HDMI interface. In addition, in order to cope with the high-speed transmission requirements of sports photography, Sony has also added an Ethernet interface that supports high-speed transmission to α1, which can be considered to be able to cope with the needs of video shooting and high-speed sports news shooting at the same time.
The display quality of the viewfinder has also reached the highest level in Sony's full-frame mirrorless. It is only used as a side flip screen exclusively for the α7S III. This time it has not been transplanted to the α1. Regrettably, the screen is still the long-spoken screen on the α7 series.
In terms of image quality, α1 is equipped with a 50-megapixel full-frame sensor and the newly launched BIONZ XR image processor. The official said that this BIONZ XR image processor will be 8 times higher than the previous generation, and it should be for high-resolution high-speed continuous shooting services.
Yes, this time Sony supports high-speed continuous shooting at 30 frames per second, which is higher than the α9 II equipped with 24 million pixels and supporting 20fps continuous shooting.
In addition, Sony officially emphasized that the α1 30fps continuous shooting can achieve continuous shooting without black screen, and it can also achieve 120 metering and focusing per second, and the speed is twice faster than the previously launched α9 II.
More importantly, the mechanical shutter high-speed flash synchronization of α1 can achieve 1/400 second, and the high-speed flash synchronization of 1/200 can also be achieved under the electronic shutter. This is great news for professional photographers who often want to shoot at high speed with flash.
In terms of focusing, α1 still supports real-time eye-controlled focusing, and the part of real-time animal eye-controlled focusing has added recognition of bird animals to facilitate a photographer who shoots birds with a telephoto.
In terms of video shooting capabilities, α1 realized 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 XAVC HS video recording for the first time in Sony’s micro-single, and provided excellent image resolution for 8K videos through 8.6K oversampling.
In addition, α1 supports 4K video recording at 120 frames per second, and users can shoot 5 times slow motion video. In addition to supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 recording, users can also select inter-frame compression (Long GOP) or high-quality intra-frame compression (All-I).
α1 has built-in S-Cinetone color mode, which has the same color and skin tone performance as Sony's professional movie camera systems FX9 and FX6. The S-Log3 gamma curve can achieve 15+ levels of dynamic range, while the S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine color space settings can match the α1 shooting material with the video shot by CineAlta V, FX9 and other Sony professional movie cameras.
In terms of heat dissipation performance, α1's newly developed heat dissipation structure keeps the temperature of the image sensor and image processor within the normal operating range, thereby preventing overheating while maintaining a compact body size. You can record 8K / 30p video continuously for about 30 minutes.
It is worth mentioning that α1 supports 16-bit RAW output to an external recorder via HDMI to provide the largest post-editing space. A digital audio interface has been added to the camera’s MI multi-interface hot shoe, allowing clearer audio recording from a compatible Sony external microphone. In Super35 mode, using full pixel reading without pixel binning output mode, high resolution 4K video can be obtained by 5.8K oversampling.
Ascend the level, the unity begins again. In the past ten years, Sony's full-frame mirrorless camera has gradually become the mainstream choice.
In the first year of the second decade, α1 resembles the role of a "cannon". Sex can explode, the name is loud enough. The powerful combination of high resolution, high speed and high video performance also makes it like a masterpiece of the α series.
However, the high price also determines that it is not a mass-produced product like the α7 series. It is more like a Sony full-frame mirrorless family bucket. It is a machine that gathers the wishes of Sony's mirrorless users. Whatever you want, it will give you directly.
In terms of pricing, the National Bank of Sony α1 is priced at RMB 47,999 and is expected to be listed in late February 2021.
Author: Liangmeng Lin: get a new word
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