The camera also comes with an improved electronic shutter with 1.5x less rolling, enabling it to offer anti-flicker continuous shooting under any lighting condition. It is also able to sync up to 1/200 of a second with flash, and 1/400 of a second via mechanical shutter. The latter is made possible thanks to a new onboard lightweight carbon fiber shutter curtain and dual driven shutter system.
To further complement the AF and shutter performance on the Sony A1 is a built-in 5-axis stabiliser with 5.5Ev of compensation (CIPA). The camera also saves gyro data for post production stabilisation editing, which can be imported to the Sony Catalyst Browse software.
As for other specifications, the Sony Alpha 1 comes with a 0.64-inch Quad-XGA OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 9.44 million dot resolution, and a 240Hz refresh rate – a first for any camera in the world. The EVF also offers 0.90x magnifacation, 41-degree diagonal FOV and a 25mm-high eyepoint. Meanwhile, on the camera’s back is a tiltable 3.0-inch 1.44 million dot LCD touchscreen display, featuring the new Sony camera UI as the A7S III.
The device supports various connectivity features including Gigabit Ethernet, dual-channel 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi and USB-C. There’s also dual card slots that each support UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC/SDHC cards or the new CFexpress Type A cards.