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Sony Alpha 1 Named Best Pro Full-Frame Camera In Imaging Resource Camera Of The Year Awards

The Sony Alpha 1 continues to prove itself as a full frame beast, winning big in Imaging Resource’s Camera Of The Year (COTY) Awards. The Alpha 1 wins Camera Of The Year in the category for Best Professional Full-Frame Camera, and that’s not the only Sony gear you’ll see on this year's Awards list. The Sony Alpha 7 IV wins Best Enthusiast Full-Frame Camera, the new Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master II wins Best Telephoto Lens, the Sony 35mm f/1.4 G Master wins Best Wide-Angle Lens and the Sony 14mm f/1.8 G Master wins Best Ultra Wide-Angle Lens. See more of what Imaging Resource had to say about each below:

Imaging Resource names the Sony Alpha 1 the Best Professional Full-Frame Camera Of The Year. More on the Alpha 1 and other Sony winners from this year's awards.

Sony Alpha 1 – Best Professional Full-Frame Camera

“Where to start with the Sony Alpha 1? If you are a professional creator, whether it's fine art, portraiture or editorial, sports or wildlife -- or even video production -- the Sony Alpha 1 feels supremely capable of handling just about any creative endeavor. As Sony's highest-end flagship mirrorless camera, the A1 is the Sony camera.”

Sony Alpha 7 IV – Best Enthusiast Full-Frame Camera

“On the performance side, the A7 IV uses the same processor as the A1 and the same 759-point AF system with Real-time Eye AF Tracking for people, animals and birds. The AF system isn't *as* fast as the A1's, but it is swift enough for most fast-action subjects and offers essentially the same features. The camera's buffer depth is immense, as well. The camera is also packed with high-end video features, such as 4K 60p, 10-bit S-Log and more. Overall, the Sony A7 IV might take the crown from the A7R IV as Sony's most versatile mirrorless camera yet, and it easily takes the top spot for our pick as the Best Enthusiast Full-frame Camera of the year.”

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Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master II – Best Telephoto Lens

“The original 70-200mm F2.8 GM lens is great. It would have been difficult to point out many flaws with the G Master lens. However, after going hands-on with the 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II, the first-ever 'Mark II' G Master lens, it's clear that Sony's engineers have made significant strides over the past few years in terms of optical design and performance. The 70-200mm F2.8 GM II is incredibly sharp across the entire image area at F2.8 throughout its entire zoom range, which is an impressive feat. The bokeh performance is also excellent. It's staggering how good the image quality is.”

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Sony 35mm f/1.4 G Master – Best Wide-Angle Lens

“When it comes to usability and performance, the Sony 35mm GM lens earns high marks in pretty much every category. Despite the full-frame format and bright aperture, the unique optical design let Sony create a surprisingly small and lightweight lens. It's still fully weather-sealed too! The lens is easy to carry around all day, no matter the weather or shooting conditions. Plus, the 35mm GM's advanced AF system with a dual XD Linear Motor system pays dividends when it comes to AF performance, particularly with Sony's advanced AF features, such as Real-time Eye AF tracking.”

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Sony 14mm f/1.8 G Master – Best Ultra Wide-Angle Lens

“Optically, the FE 14mm F1.8 GM lens is outstanding. Central sharpness, in particular, is excellent, even at F1.8. Our review noted that corner performance is slightly soft wide-open, but not to a severe degree. Stopping down does help sharpness overall, but F1.8 performance is very good. With the combination of a wide perspective and a fast aperture, we were also thrilled to see the lens perform very well with astrophotography pursuits. Comatic aberration is very well controlled in this lens. If you photograph the night sky with a Sony camera, keep your eye on this lens.”

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