Throughout the week, Imaging Resource has been announcing the winners of their Camera Of The Year Awards. Several Sony Alpha cameras and Sony lenses won awards, and now the Sony Alpha 1 has been named the biggest winner of them all. In addition to already winning Best Professional Full-Frame Camera by Imaging Resource, the Alpha 1 has now officially earned their title of Best Overall Camera Of 2021. They take many factors into account when choosing the best of the best – things like autofocus performance, speed, image quality, design, price and more. See what they had to say about the Alpha 1 and why, after extensive review, it clearly comes out on top.
Calling it a, “Swiss Army knife in camera form,” Imaging Resource chooses the Sony Alpha 1 as this year’s best of the best.
“A ‘Swiss Army Knife’ In Camera Form”
“There were quite a few impressive cameras released this past year, but none that really amazed us quite as much as the Sony Alpha 1. Packed with a 50MP stacked full-frame sensor, up to 30fps continuous shooting, amazing autofocus tracking capabilities and 8K video recording as well as surprisingly comfortable ergonomics and excellent user customization, the Sony A1 is a "Swiss Army knife" in camera form. It has the features and capabilities to fit nearly any kind of image creator and tackle almost any subject matter. As Sony's most advanced, flagship Alpha mirrorless camera, the A1 was bound to be a great camera, especially given Sony's history of excellent cameras. But Sony really went all-out with the specs and capabilities of the A1.”
“The 50-megapixel sensor lets you capture images with excellent fine detail, and as expected, the A1 has great dynamic range and very good high ISO performance. The camera is a fantastic choice for all but the most demanding high-resolution imaging needs -- landscapes, portraiture, architecture and more, the A1 can handle it with ease. Despite the high resolution, the A1 is highly capable of excellent low-light and higher ISO pursuits as well as high-speed subjects, including sports, action, and wildlife.”
“Sony's Real-time Tracking AF with Eye AF for humans, animals and birds, works as advertised, quickly and consistently finding and tracking eyes, even in difficult shooting situations. From a still photographer's perspective, the Sony A1 can handle pretty much whatever you throw at it.”
Conclusion – "One Heck Of A Camera"
“All in all, we've had a hard time finding any faults with the Sony A1. It does so many things and does them all extremely well. It's fast, it's designed well, and it captures excellent high-quality photos and videos. It *is* very expensive, however. But for that price, you get one heck of a camera.”
See more Sony winners from the Imaging Resource Awards here.