Unprecedented movie performance

Shooting movies with the α1 Shooting movies with the α1

New movie potential

Next-generation 8K 30p recording

The new image sensor and BIONZ XR engine in the α1 deliver 8K(7680×4320) 30p movie recording capability for extraordinary realism. Four times the resolution of 4K  with full Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF functionality. 8K footage is also ideally suited to flexible 4K editing. 8K 4:2:2 10bit recording is available as of α1 Ver. 1.3, allowing more varied expression and high-level editing capability at 8K resolution.

4K movies at a high 120 fps frame rate0

The α1 supports high frame rate internal 4K movie recording at up to 120 fps, for smooth, expressive slow-motion0 playback at up to 5x. 10-bit 4:2:2 chroma subsampling can be used with Long-GOP or Intra (All-I)1 compression for outstanding image quality, while the new image sensor and BIONZ XR engine minimize image distortion.
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4K with full sensor readout, no pixel binning, and 5.8K oversampling

In the Super 35 mode approximately 2.3x the amount of data required for QFHD 4K is acquired through full-frame readout with no pixel binning for beautifully imagery that is rich in detail.

(A) 2.3 times information

Traditional Japanese dancer

10-bit 4:2:2 chroma subsampling

10-bit depth, 4:2:2 chroma subsampling, a high-efficiency MPEG-H HEVC/H.265 codec, intra-frame coding, and more, support flexible editing and a variety of delivery formats.
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Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking for movies

The BIONZ XR engine features significantly improved detection, accurately tracking human eyes at a wider range of head angles. Also available for 8K and 4K 120p recording.
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S-Log for compatibility with pro cine cameras

S-Log2 and S-Log3 are included. S-Log3 provides smooth 10-bit gradations and a dynamic range of 15+ stops. S-Gamut, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3.Cine color spaces supported.
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10-bit 4:2:2 HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support

High-dynamic-range HLG movies support the wide-gamut BT.2020 colour space, and can be directly played on an HDR (HLG) compatible TV. 10-bit HLG recordings reproduce fine gradation and detail.

[1] High flexibility to fine-tune images as desired (colour grading required)  [2] Instant high-quality image (colour grading not required)

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16-bit RAW output

The α1 allows 16-bit RAW output to an external recorder via HDMI for improved post-production flexibility. RAW output via HDMI is available while recording 4K to internal card media.
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Digital audio interface for superior sound

A digital audio interface delivers outstanding audio quality with compatible audio devices connected via the Multi Interface Shoe. Pristine digital audio is delivered directly to the camera.
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Heat-dissipating structure for extended recording

A newly developed heat dissipating structure prevents overheating during continuous recording without increasing body size. Record 8K/30p or 4K/60p video continuously for up to 30  minutes.

The cinematic S-Cinetone look

The α1 includes the same S-Cinetone colour matrix that produces beautiful colour and skin tones in the FX9, FX6, and other Cinema Line cameras. S-Cinetone delivers natural mid-tones that are essential to healthy-looking skin colour, plus soft colours and gorgeous highlights, responding to a growing need for more expressive depth.

“Active Mode” image stabilisation0

A new Active Mode dedicated to movie shooting makes 5-axis optical image stabilisation highly effective for handheld shooting. It uses the BIONZ XR engine’s real-time processing capability to apply optimum compensation in all formats, including 4K0. All of this is realised without compromising the compact size and mobility of the α system.

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Close-up photo of the FX6 being used to film