Sony Alpha A850 digital camera
Alpha A850
at a glance
6048 x 4032
3.0" lcd screen
CF I/II, MS (Pro) Duo
NP-FM500H Lithium-ion
Sony Alpha A850 review summary
camera date Nov 09  
pixels / class 25.7M  SLR digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  10 reviews
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Sony Alpha A850 specifications
lens / zoom  Sony Alpha, Minolta A
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  40 segment, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto, 6 presets, color temperature, custom
shutter  auto | manual / 30s - 1/8000s, B
exposure  +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3 EV or 0.5 EV steps
flash / mode  hot shoe - 3 modes, slow sync.
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  (100) 200 - 3200 (6400)
image size  6048x4032 / 4400x2936 / 3024x2016
image format  raw, jpeg (exif 2.21)
image compr.  fine, standard
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s, 2s; remote control
video options  
audio options  
connectivity  usb 2 (hi-speed); video (NTSC/PAL); hdmi mini
storage  CF I/II, MS Duo / MS Pro Duo and MS Pro HG
platform  
extra features  imager size 35.9mm x 24mm
sensor shift image stabilization
sensor dedusting
histogram display
PictBridge
Sony Alpha A850 links
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
16Dec10 Sony Alpha A580 review at AlphaMountWorld
20Nov10 Sony DSLR-A850 review at PhotographyBLOG
16Apr10 Sony DSLR-A850 Quick Review at dpreview
15Apr10 Sony DSLR-A850 review at Steves-digicams
01Mar10 Sony DSLR-A850 review at DigitalCameraReview
06Jan10 Sony DSLR-A850 review at digitalkamera (de)
25Oct09 Sony Alpha A850 Field Test Report at photocrati
14Oct09 Sony DSLR-A850 review at PhotoReview
13Sep09 Sony DSLR-A850 review at AlphaMountWorld
28Aug09 Sony DSLR-A850 review at Imaging-resource
News, guides, hints & tips
02Dec10 Sony A850 and A900 firmware updates
28Aug09 DxO Optics Pro v5.3.5 support for Sony Alpha 850
28Aug09 Sony DSLR-A850 press release
Forum discussions
dpreview.com Sony Talk Forum
imaging-resource.com  Sony Forum
steves-digicams.com Sony Forum
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Sony Alpha A850 announcement clippings


The new DSLR-A850 from Sony offers serious photo enthusiasts a step up to the creative possibilities of full-frame imaging at a compelling price. Ruggedly built for unflinching pro-style handling and performance, the A850 shares the same 24.6 megapixel sensor and virtually all features of the flagship DSLR-A900, introduced last year. Like its full-frame sibling, the A850 fully exploits the creative possibilities of the a family of lenses that includes premium full-frame optics from Carl Zeiss, plus five high-performance G Lens models.
At the heart of the A850 is a full frame 24.6 effective megapixel Exmor™ CMOS sensor that captures flawless, detail-packed images with vibrant, lifelike colours and fine textures.
Shots can be viewed on the large, high contrast 3.0 type Xtra Fine LCD that offers an exceptionally high resolution (921k dot) for critical evaluation – even outdoors or in bright ambient light.


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