The Sony A1 makes the Canon EOS R5 look like a bargain

Sony and Canon cameras comparison
(Image credit: Sony - Canon)

Sony has recently announced the Sony A1, an incredibly specced 8K camera that many consider to be revolutionary. However, while there's plenty about the Sony A1 to celebrate, there's one massive sticking point – the price. 

At almost $6,500, the Sony A1 is one of the most expensive mirrorless cameras currently on the market. In fact it's more expensive than some high-end medium format cameras, such as the Fujifilm GFX 100s. With this in mind, many photographers and videographers might actually find that the Canon EOS R5 offers far better value for money. 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!