Did the Sony A1 just blow the Canon EOS R5 out of the water?

Did the Sony A1 just blow the Canon EOS R5 out of the water?
(Image credit: Sony)

The photography world is in shock after the reveal of the Sony A1 – a camera that boasts a 50MP sensor capable of taking stills at up to 30 frames per second, and capturing video at up to 8.6K oversampled with 15 stops of dynamic range. 

It's a year late, so it can't really steal any thunder, but has the Sony A1 just blown the Canon EOS R5 out of the water? 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.