We recently invited New York City fashion photographer Dani Diamond to join us for an unboxing of the Sony a1.

The a1 is Sony’s new flagship, full-frame, mirrorless camera. Equipped with a high resolution 50MP sensor, and capable of shooting stills at 30fps and recording 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video internally, the a1 is a highly anticipated release. The a1 will also be Diamond’s first foray into mirrorless cameras. He currently shoots on a full-frame DSLR, the Nikon D850.

Check out out the video above to see Diamond’s first impressions of the Sony a1, and everything that’s included in the box. Dani Diamond also recently put the a1 to the test in a street photography shoot in Downtown Brooklyn.

To learn more about Dani Diamond, check out our interview with him from last year when we discussed how to make it in fashion photography.

Sony A1 Firmware Update Version 1.10

On June 29, 2021, Sony announced a new firmware update for the a1. The 1.10 update will improve the camera’s autofocus performance, including its eye detection ability in harsh light. The overall stability of the camera has also been improved, along with compatibility with the Remote Camera Tool app.  To download the firmware update for your Sony a1, click here.


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