Is the A1 Designed for Photojournalists/Sports Photographers?

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pollup Contributing Member • Posts: 858
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?

Yes, it makes perfect sense, because of the speed (30 fps) and the much improved AF, and because of the much better silent shutter.

Unless I'm missing something

Yes you're missing something: those photographers often shoot JPEG, and those are much smaller in size and can be resized in camera to 21MP, and there's even a "low quality JPEG" option now.

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?

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