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tar4heel2 Regular Member • Posts: 396
The Sony A1; I'm not impressed

...especially considering the price.

Look at the studio scene. I compared the A1 against the Pentax 645Z, the Canon 5D MKIII (It's what I have), and the Sony A7 III.

The Sony A1 is a noise monster. ISOs over 800 reflected noise equal to the 5D MKIII (I know, very hard to believe but true) and worse than the 645Z.

Use common sense; cramming 50mp in a 35mm space does nothing but create noise. Yes, shooting at 100 ISO properly exposed images are great. But for $6,500 they better be. My 645Z beats the A1 on ISOs over 400 easily.

Spend $6,500 for a camera that has no real advantage over 800 ISO? Hmmm... Especially when you can get the 645Z nowadays for $5,000. (see Adorama . B&H has it for $7,000 ??)  Even less for a used unit from LensAuthority.com  
Or a Nikon D850 for $3,000, a far superior camera to the A1.
dxomark.com has not rated the sensor yet; I'm looking forward to the DR measurement.
Shooting 35mm?  Keep your resolution below 35mp unless you don't mind not using it above 800 ISO.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Pentax 645Z Pentax DA645 28-45mm F4.5
Nikon D850 Pentax 645Z Sony a7 III
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