Sony A1 - Initial Thoughts

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MasterGu Junior Member • Posts: 38
Sony A1 - Initial Thoughts

Just received my A1s.

Some quick impressions:

1. 8K is very easy to playback in Windows and JPG extract from video looks very good!

See image below:

2. The buffer clearing issue no longer exists when shooting JPG (extra fine @ 50,m), even with V60 cards! No issue to tweak the menu/setting or playback at all.

3. 8K file cropped to 65% appears to be of the same detail level of normal 4k when stablised in Catalyst! But, it does seem to take longer than 4k stablization, may be 20-30% longer time.

4.  AF tracking seems to be slightly sticker than A7S3.

5. A1 does not seem to have animal eye AF in video.

6. Same nice SLOG3 color as A7S3, at least to my eyes.

7. 50M is crazily good!

8. Its H265 8K is hard on computer when being played back at 8K timeline on my i9+2080Ti. It is a lot better when switched to 1080P timeline.

9. Shutter door finally closes when power is off.

10. 50MP@ 30fps is real!

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