Sony a1 Review

6. 02. 2021
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The Sony a1 is a technical marvel. But how good is it? In our Sony a1 review, we review things like autofocus, flash sync with electronic shutter, lossless compressed raw, video performance and more.

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  • ⓘ 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴. It wasn't a chipmunk, it was a squirrel.

    U.S. GrantU.S. GrantPřed 2 dny
  • Does the 4K from the a1 and from the a7siii match well enough to use in a 2 camera shoot? If so what settings would you use?

    Pat BollinPat BollinPřed 20 dny
  • Jordan is quite good at reviewing the photo section

    courtmetragecourtmetragePřed měsícem
  • So sweet that Sony allow you to decide if you need faster (more expensive CF express cards) or not. Being able to use SD for landscape shooters who couldn't care less about speed is great. Nikon - you could learn something here - you are attrocious with this type of thing. Fail - the single axis tilt as Jordan mentioned blows. It is 2021, even if this is a more photo centric model it's moronic. For so many reasons, vlogging, photography, astro, etc etc. I think Sony have been reading that forum and listening to the idiot views that a flip screen isn't pro! Tell it to guys shooting astro etc.

    Steven Robinson PicturesSteven Robinson PicturesPřed měsícem
  • I rather have three dedicated cameras than just one to rule them all.

    diegodiversdiegodiversPřed měsícem
  • Hey Jordan, you the man. I want to know if you would trade your s1h in to purchase the Sony a1? Why or why not?

    james cookjames cookPřed měsícem
  • Chipmunk? Thats a squirrel sir haha

    Nick Volkers PhotographyNick Volkers PhotographyPřed 2 měsíci
  • Has Sony added lossless raw compression yet? sRaw, mRaw?

    T is for TimurT is for TimurPřed 2 měsíci
  • Why was Chris in this video? Offered nothing.

    Michael1984Michael1984Před 2 měsíci
  • No DCI 4K recording is a deal breaker for me.

    basspigbasspigPřed 2 měsíci
  • Can you go into s35 mode in 4k120??? I use it all the time on my a7iii, and need it to work the same way in the A1 in any 4k mode, especially 4k120

    Rod InatieRod InatiePřed 2 měsíci
  • Thanks for the review. Lots of good points. One item I would love to see covered and strangely no bloggers have, that I’m aware of, is the pattern noise and resulting moire issues with these cameras. I own both the A7S3 and A1 and they both have this problem. I’ve been bit on two commercial shoots, pattern noise on an actors shirt and yesterday mesh metal doors in a server room where the moire was son strong on the A1 the footage was unusable and we had to remove all the doors, which seems dumb. Should have run and got my Red or GH5. I know neither of these would have had a problem.

    Jack TunnicliffeJack TunnicliffePřed 3 měsíci
  • Quick, Thank you for all that you do! I have been following DP Review and then your separate CSbuild channel for many years! A quick no technical question. @ just about the 11:18 time frame, there is A Building behind the car that's reads SERVICE. I think I have been in that area near Toronto (although I think you hail from the opposite cost). I was in middle of either opening or closing a TESLA Dealer Ship. Any chance that where you where? Keep doing what you do so well, Thanks Again, ToddBuff

    Todd PattersonTodd PattersonPřed 3 měsíci
  • At a $6400 price tag Sony can keep this overpriced toy. I’ll just keep using my A7RIII. Nothing but greed.

    DM DMDM DMPřed 3 měsíci
  • You look cool with the drums 😉

    siom4lsiom4lPřed 3 měsíci
  • lol i thought that was a vidoe but it was the burst :D

    Kim HonkaniemiKim HonkaniemiPřed 3 měsíci
  • Does anyone know if this has automatic focus bracketing? It should do at this price. If it's already in the video can you tell me at what point please. I haven't seen the whole thing.

    Stephen GreenStephen GreenPřed 3 měsíci
  • Damnnn.... When Jordan sits near the drum kit, the drum kit looks way cooler...

    DON LAIDON LAIPřed 3 měsíci
  • any reason for no panasonic s5 review YET?

    AntonisKAntonisKPřed 3 měsíci
  • This dude never blinks.....

    Stacky18Stacky18Před 3 měsíci
  • Can it shoot stills while recording video? If so, any limitations in size?

    Daniel DrejerDaniel DrejerPřed 3 měsíci
  • Jordan is AWESOME!! LOL

    dsadsaPřed 3 měsíci
  • 8:44 the wall is in focus, not the face

    Blas PayriBlas PayriPřed 3 měsíci
  • Дорогая камера ..пол ляма ...

    GOLDEN MAGIC МеталлопоискGOLDEN MAGIC МеталлопоискPřed 3 měsíci
  • For the experience and better knowledge of the Stock market exchange, I'm glad I meet *Metro__kelvinfx* on Instagram he alone was able to satisfy my curiosity in the game. Thanks to him I'm earning massively though he's trading platform

  • I saw a video about S cinetone glitch when rendering the reds. Looks like you may have had it here also.

    Benjamin SmailBenjamin SmailPřed 3 měsíci
  • Jordan the cool drum guy!

    Christopher FascenelliChristopher FascenelliPřed 3 měsíci
  • Did you notice any video limitations with SD vs CFExpress? How much video recording space is on the cards you were using? Just curious which media I will need and what size/how many I will need. Won’t really ever be using burst.

  • lol the a9 is AWESOME for videos. I have some on my channel to back it up. just because other profiles aren't on there doesn't mean it's bad for video

    TheJadedFilmMakerTheJadedFilmMakerPřed 3 měsíci
    • hidden comment ?? 😲😲

      TheJadedFilmMakerTheJadedFilmMakerPřed 3 měsíci
  • Every camera does look smaller in Jordan's hands LOL

    Ada MaAda MaPřed 3 měsíci
  • MegaBits vs MegaBytes ......... :-)

    Ken WibergKen WibergPřed 3 měsíci
  • Good Job Jordan

    Robert MaogaRobert MaogaPřed 3 měsíci
  • He's freezing sitting out there wearing a shitty leather jacket hihihihi

    C.G.CC.G.CPřed 3 měsíci
  • I couldn't listen to more than 2 minutes because of that noisy audio. A more appropriate scene to capture the video, some noise reduction in post, something, anything.

    Robert SacaRobert SacaPřed 3 měsíci
  • man I love you guys so funny

    HikingstevenHikingstevenPřed 3 měsíci
  • When were you in Stillwater?

    Rod RocketonRod RocketonPřed 3 měsíci
  • Smart shoppers would really like to see a ZCam F8 comparison. tx

    Voices of MusicVoices of MusicPřed 3 měsíci
  • How snappy does it feel, like a canon 1DxII or III

    Paul BarberaPaul BarberaPřed 3 měsíci
  • You look cool from your drum kit, now let’s see if you look cool on your throne! I guarantee you haven’t filmed from that room.

    Darrin Yo-mama KimbleDarrin Yo-mama KimblePřed 3 měsíci
  • Hey guys, question for you: Why do you think that Sony is dragging its feet on the A7lV? All of these other cameras are being manufactured before the A7lV though they were announced well after the A7lV? Thanks.

    davidhunternycdavidhunternycPřed 3 měsíci
  • Chris, off topic: what ear plugs are you using?

    Łukasz ZielińskiŁukasz ZielińskiPřed 3 měsíci
  • Best 8k, best 4k, best photography camera of any mirrorless or DSLR on the market. Not even a close second.

    Whatever Keeps You CalmWhatever Keeps You CalmPřed 4 měsíci
  • Didn't your mother tell you that you'll get piles sitting on cold rocks like that????????

    DrknsssDrknsssPřed 4 měsíci
  • So basically NOT the perfect camera youtube influencers are blabbing about. Thanks. Video color looks great if you like pink eye shadow. You spent more time making excuses for it or stating the downside to most features and still said it was pretty much the perfect camera. Huh?

    David LoveDavid LovePřed 4 měsíci
  • 3:33 Megabytes! Those are 8 times larger than megabits. :-)

    Grant McWilliamsGrant McWilliamsPřed 4 měsíci
  • That thumbnail makes that camera look so fuckin' stupid tiny. It looks like it's the size of a credit card. The $6500 camera not much bigger than a Canonet QL19 from the 60's. Feels about the same in the hands. Should be bigger and have a built in battery grip. Nothing but a PS5 that takes pictures. 5 gens and they still can't design a camera body that looks and feels like a real Pro body. Sad.

    AiglosAiglosPřed 4 měsíci
  • All those pixels just so people can watch videos in 480p on their phones.

    SkuxSkuxPřed 4 měsíci
  • Jordan eyes are so beautiful 🤩 can we get an Instagram with Jordan close portrait only ? Loved this episode !

    Le Japon autrementLe Japon autrementPřed 4 měsíci
  • Bump

    KillingTheMostKillingTheMostPřed 4 měsíci
  • Re: Purple Eyes... it's like some of you have never had to work the day after staying up all night with a newborn ;)

    DavidDavidPřed 4 měsíci
  • Come on people, we need to help our favorite Canadians. 2 days left for 300k subscribers.

    Juan ZamoraJuan ZamoraPřed 4 měsíci
  • 12:50 some really horrible banding in the background there, where the light falls off towards the edge of the frame. I wonder if it's CSbuild compression causing this or whether it's present in the original file. 200Mbps seems awfully low for 8K.

    BarTech TVBarTech TVPřed 4 měsíci
  • Love the blue eyes behind the drum kit.

    Fernando GandaraFernando GandaraPřed 4 měsíci
  • I want to see more shots behind that drum kit!

    TwistedGlassesTwistedGlassesPřed 4 měsíci
  • Next time is Christ turn to do BOTH photo and video review on another new camera...haha...

    PYIPFPYIPFPřed 4 měsíci
  • Jordan is a lot more likable in the solo format videos than the ones with Chris. Strange huh?

    Thomas Santoso WestbergThomas Santoso WestbergPřed 4 měsíci
  • Super cool 😎

    Joe SuscoJoe SuscoPřed 4 měsíci
  • Is it possible to use the ethernet jack and stream video over it using NDI or something similar or is that jack just for tethered photography?

    traximus08traximus08Před 4 měsíci
  • The skin tones look a little off... Hard to say if it's just a byproduct of Jordan being in front of the camera instead of behind it, or if it's an S-Cinetone issue. The cameras they bookend the review with during their Zoom calls look much, much nicer.

    Nathan SnelgroveNathan SnelgrovePřed 4 měsíci
  • Man, this thing looks almost noise free! Hoping that that capability will find its way into the A7R V!

    JensJensPřed 4 měsíci
  • Such a great Camera. Would love to have this. But its so overkill xD. Even more then my A7RIV. Would be so great to have the buffer and the cards on the RIV

    Rene KRene KPřed 4 měsíci
  • Would be nice to see some tests of the new lossless compressed RAW. In my opinion something Sony has been missing for years, especially considering the mpix count of the A7RIV.

    Kasper Vang HansenKasper Vang HansenPřed 4 měsíci
  • Not sure why I even watched this video.... I'm not at all considering rhis camera. But, I still enjoyed the video, the banter, and ...well... EVERYONE looks cool behind a drum set...even an electronic one...

    Isaiah FurrowIsaiah FurrowPřed 4 měsíci
  • Squirrel! Or do they really call them chipmunks in Canada?

    beaubolieubeaubolieuPřed 4 měsíci
  • I love you two guys and I'll watch anything you do! (Except maybe lingerie modeling. Yeah, definitely not that.)

    James HoibyJames HoibyPřed 4 měsíci
  • You are made for this

    mehdi zoghimehdi zoghiPřed 4 měsíci
  • The comments here are nowhere as snobby as the ones at the DPReview website. It's like a less bitter version

    Circuits and CigarsCircuits and CigarsPřed 4 měsíci
  • How do you record 8k for 1 hour? Does that fit on the small Sony cards?

    Lekker PrûvenLekker PrûvenPřed 4 měsíci
  • The greatest camera but it doesn’t have silent electronic shutter? How

    Peter B.Peter B.Před 4 měsíci
  • In Modern Living Rooms Everyone Using "SoundProof Curtains" That Stops Outside Noise by 80% (25 Db) Tested. Check Here:

    Laura BrownLaura BrownPřed 4 měsíci
  • 2:40 just look at your knees. What is that? blinking effect on a jeens. Should I buy this camera for Video?)

    likhodedlikhodedPřed 4 měsíci
  • Thanks for the review, guys. I can empathize with Jordan trying to film and put on a brave face in extreme cold :)

    Dustin AbbottDustin AbbottPřed 4 měsíci
  • Chris: Some people seem to have long term effects. I think I've heard about concentration, co-ordination and drowsiness. That sounds like driving related stuff. Extra coffee might help. I don't know. I'm just guessing. . . .

    VidThreeNorthVidThreeNorthPřed 4 měsíci
  • Wait. 4K 60p is not full sensor readout? But in some specs it says no binning in normal 4K. So, is it worse in 4K than A7S3?

    RambalacRambalacPřed 4 měsíci
    • @cogmission It's pretty trivial to transcode though, and then your good with any input codec.

      Reshade GamingReshade GamingPřed 2 měsíci
    • Wrong: Sony's "binning" algorithm was thoroughly tested by Gerald Undone, and if you look at the results you'll see there really isn't any difference between the A7siii and the A1 in terms of quality of the final output. It's not "down sampling", but Sony's "binning" algorithm is exceptional. @John Bunani In 8K, the R5 uses an awful codec which takes a serious toll on your editing machine, so it is technically better (higher bit rate and chroma subsampling) but what good is that if you can't edit it? So 8k on the R5 really isn't even worth mentioning.

      cogmissioncogmissionPřed 2 měsíci
    • Yes it’s a “full sensor readout” as in full width, but with binning. It doesn’t have the 8k>4k downsample with no binning like the R5. It’s only non-binning 4k mode is when you’re shooting Super 35 which gets you a 6k>4k downsample but obviously with a 1.5x crop. You’re better off with the a7s3 for video unless you want 8k, but even then, you’re getting a super compressed low bitrate 8k unlike the All-I or RAW 8k you’re getting out of the R5, which require cfexpress type b cards for that kind of high datarate. This is more of a stills camera and not a video centric camera. People need to read into the details before assuming it’s better than the a7s3

      John BunaniJohn BunaniPřed 4 měsíci
  • Hey you guys in Canada do know that you can do a review inside right? You don't HAVE to be out in the cold to make the video.

    Alex ArmitageAlex ArmitagePřed 4 měsíci
  • Skin tones on some shots were hilariously pink, first shots were not in focus. get an iMac Jordan so you can see what you're editing ;)

    Elliot אור אליוטElliot אור אליוטPřed 4 měsíci
  • Get better Chris!

    Dan ShermanDan ShermanPřed 4 měsíci
  • Look freaking froze Jordan.

    Dan ShermanDan ShermanPřed 4 měsíci
  • Squirrel, not chipmunk

    Dan ShermanDan ShermanPřed 4 měsíci
  • What is with that face in the thumbnail, creepy

    Yucannt HahvittYucannt HahvittPřed 4 měsíci
  • Great clip! But don't record anymore with this camera please, colours and tones are of, sometimes it looks ridiculous.

    BoleslawDeathinitionBoleslawDeathinitionPřed 4 měsíci
  • Reppin that Oklahoma shirt!

    korbeano67korbeano67Před 4 měsíci
  • I think that was a squirrel not a chipmunk? The drum set made you look very cool. Thanks for the review!

    lisabethshawlisabethshawPřed 4 měsíci
  • Quick question, the aliasing on the jeans at 03:02, is it in the original video or just on the youtube export/encode?

    Felipe BaezFelipe BaezPřed 4 měsíci
  • Sony > always trying to be all things to all people . technocracy gone mad. I bet it's heavy and cumbersome. And of course I bet you can't hide the junk in the menus you don't need.

    Paul ScottPaul ScottPřed 4 měsíci
  • why is sony so scared of green??

    Earth LevelEarth LevelPřed 4 měsíci
  • I am waiting for sony A1 R mk4 😉

    Jure TomassiniJure TomassiniPřed 4 měsíci
  • that was huge work for one man. Really really good job!

    SofronioSofronioPřed 4 měsíci
  • Does HSS work with electronic shutter beyond 1/200?

    Tom AltmanTom AltmanPřed 4 měsíci
  • Jordan rocks, thx for the review!

    robertrobertPřed 4 měsíci
  • lol I still remember the dating video a few years ago...

    monstercameronmonstercameronPřed 4 měsíci
  • Good thing you realized you confused Bits and Bytes ....

    Has An AkayHas An AkayPřed 4 měsíci
  • Did anyone else see teribble colours and bright purple all over Jordan's face on the drumkit - what was that about?

    Matt PointZeroMatt PointZeroPřed 4 měsíci
  • I use a d70 and :o

    Tomás SantosTomás SantosPřed 4 měsíci
  • Jordan is the coolest.

    jenesuispasbavardjenesuispasbavardPřed 4 měsíci
  • That's nice! Thanks for detail information

    Paul FosterPaul FosterPřed 4 měsíci
  • I love Jordan

    Batman's Wholesale Acrylic PaintsBatman's Wholesale Acrylic PaintsPřed 4 měsíci
  • What's up with the purple eyes and chin when you sit by the drumkit? makeup or camera/lighting issues?

    stureahstureahPřed 4 měsíci
  • 10:27 I thought Jordan was overexposed, but apparently he’s just a bright white colour.

    MondoTVMondoTVPřed 4 měsíci
  • I applaude Jordan for the effort, and this wife is right. But, why rush this "review" which is only a preview, not even RAW support is out. Why didn't you guys just wait for chis to come back. I expect a proper reshoot, the camera certainly earned it. Also, you are Sony fanboys according to site comments, don't forget 😜

    M ThomasM ThomasPřed 4 měsíci