For a handful of reasons, I personally, would love to have the ability to shoot 4k 120fps on the Alpha 1 in 4k s35 mode.
Currently, the camera can shoot:
8k 422 10-bit up to 30fps in full frame
4k 422 10-bit up to 120fps in full frame with a small 1.1x crop
4k 422 10-bit up to 60fps in s35
I've been using the camera recently for wildlife both photography and video and I can really say when you're looking to strip back your load, the A1 is a really good option. A 4k 120fps s35 mode would allow for breathtaking image capture and whether or not you want to use an ND filter, usually at 120fps, anything between 1/250-1/1000 shutter speeds look great.
For those tech gurus, do you think it's possible? Thanks!
@DougJensen I am going to share a post by a guy who uses 1/2000th ss and uses frame blending to slow down A7siii footage to 1000fps equivalents and it looks fantastic. See here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CYhmUhHl1by/
Back to the faster-than-normal shutter speeds for 120fps capture: In my experience, once you pass a threshold of lets say 100fps or more, I feel as though shutter speed matter less especially if you actually slow it down to a normal 24fps timeline. Do an experiment: Shoot a hummingbird or any action for that matter at 120fps using a 1/250th shutter speed and then again at 1/1000th. Slowed down, does the 1/1000th shot look bad? My guess is that it may actually look better. I'm sorry I don't have an example of my own but plan to asap. Again, I wish the A1 has 120fps s35.
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