A new workflow solution

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Pro workflow

Using a smartphone with the α1

Industry’s fastest built-in Wi-Fi supports 2x2 MIMO

Built-in wireless LAN allows communication on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, the latter with 2x2 MIMO support (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac). Dual antennas ensure reliable communication.
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SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.2) Type-C® connector

A USB Type-C® connector that supports fast USB 3.2 SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps data transfer makes fast PC Remote (tethered) data transfer available for smooth handling of large files.
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1000BASE-T Ethernet for fast communication

A built-in connector for wired 1000BASE-T connection enables fast, stable data transfers at gigabit speeds. FTPS is supported, allowing SSL or TLS encryption for greater security.
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Versatile FTP connectivity

FTP still and movie uploads as well as remote camera control can be accomplished via wireless LAN, fast wired LAN, or a USB-tethered smartphone. File types for transfer can be specified.
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FTP transfer of still and movie files

Stills and movies can be transferred to a remote FTP server via wireless LAN, high-speed wired LAN, or a wired smartphone connection. Wireless data throughput is about 3.5x faster than the α9 II.
Working with a PC in the studio

Versatile remote (tethered) shooting functions

The Imaging Edge Desktop “Remote” application can be used for PC Remote (tethered) shooting via a wireless LAN or wired USB connection. Remote control from a mobile device is also possible.
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Lossless compressed RAW

The α1 includes efficient lossless compression in addition to compressed and uncompressed RAW.
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New “Light” JPEG size

A new “Light” JPEG size setting results in smaller files than the “Standard” setting, allowing faster deliver for news and sports photographers who depend on speed.
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10-bit HEIF for smoother gradations

HEIF format can deliver smooth 10-bit gradations for more realistic reproduction of skies and portrait subjects. Advanced compression reduces file size for improved workflow efficiency.

A range of useful support applications

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Imaging Edge Mobile

Imaging Edge Mobile now allows transfer of RAW files and files that use lossless compression. It can also remotely control Touch Tracking and Touch Focus for convenient AF operation.
Learn more about Imaging Edge Mobile
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Transfer & Tagging add-on

The Transfer & Tagging add-on (Ver. 1.3 or later) can automatically covert voice memos attached to image files to text captions or transfer the files to an FTP server from a mobile device.
Learn more about Transfer & Tagging add-on
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Remote Camera Tool

Remotely change camera settings and shoot from a computer connected via LAN cable. A number of refinements for the α1: faster transfer, touch response, dual slot and HEIF support, and more.
Learn more about Remote Camera Tool

Creators' Cloud platform

Creators' Cloud is a platform that supports creative work from shooting to production by combining advanced Sony camera technology with cloud-based AI. It's also a place for discovery and collaboration with other creators around the world. Explore web, mobile and PC-based apps providing efficient solutions that integrate cameras with shooting and production apps and services.
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Imaging Edge™ Webcam

The Imaging Edge Webcam application makes it easy to use your Sony camera as a high-quality webcam, with wide compatibility, for impressive live streaming and conferencing.