The Sony Alpha 1 could be Sony’s number one mirrorless camera

Expensive too
10 March 2021 / 14:08IST

If you believe Leica makes eye-wateringly expensive mirrorless cameras. Well hold my beer, says Sony, because this is the Alpha 1 (₹5,59,990), its new flagship snapper. With a 50MP full-frame sensor and the ability to record 8K video, if there is to be any eye-watering, this is the camera to capture those tears in even greater detail. There’s a huge supply of processing power on tap too, as the Alpha 1 can shoot stills at full 50.1MP resolution at speeds of up to 30fps, which is significantly quicker than most of its rivals. It also houses a 9.44million-dot OLED EVF offering the highest ever resolution in a mirrorless camera, with 0.90x magnification and a 41° field of view. Sony’s Z-series battery has a claimed capacity of 530 stills per charge. If even that’s not enough you can cram an additional cell into the optional VG-C4EM grip. For video shooters, this is Sony’s first 8K-capable mirrorless camera, and it also records 4K at 120fps for 5x slow-motion playback. As you’d expect from a no-compromise model at a no-compromise price, there are loads of other features packed in, including real-time autofocus for tracking the eyes of birds. So if you like nothing better than chasing after tits and boobies, this is the camera for you – and no, that sort of humour is not below us.