Sony a1: what you need to know about this powerful new full-frame flagship

The Alpha 1 is Sony’s new flagship camera, which it claims is a tool that can be used for sports, news, nature, portrait and commercial photography alike. To do this, Sony says it achieves a combination of resolution and speed that have previously seemed mutually exclusive.

We spoke (at some length) to Sony product experts from both the US and Japan about the a1 to dig a little bit behind the headline specs and try to address as many ‘but can it…?’ questions as possible. Here’s what we found…