Is the A1 Designed for Photojournalists/Sports Photographers?

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Magnar W
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Re: Is the A1 Designed for Photojournalists/Sports Photographers?

RH McCaslan wrote:

Assuming that the A1 is the replacement for the A9II and is designed with sports photographers in mind, does a 50MP camera make sense for this group who prefer 1/2 the MP or less?

Unless I'm missing something it means that they will need to shoot in APS-C mode to keep file sizes down. This shouldn't be a problem for longer lenses--that 400mm 2.8 becomes a 600mm lens--, but what about at the wide end? The workhorse 24-70, not with the reach of a 36-105, is perhaps a touch long at the wide end. Maybe given the benefits of the new body, this is a minor problem. Anyway, what do professionals think?

Probably made as a multi purpose camera with extreme specs, suitable for sports and other kinds of action shooting, like nature and wildlife. I see more and more wildlife photographers joining the E-mount. Also, a lot of amateur photographers will stretch their budgets for such a superb camera, some of them owners of 400 or 600 mm GM primes.

Also, as 5G is the new standard, file transfer is way faster than with 4G, up to 100 times faster according to 5G providers. There is even a light jpg format if file size for transfer is a concern.

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