Sony DSLR-A850 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 
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General
Model Number: DSLR-A850 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1999.95
Street Price: $2219.00
Date Available: 2009-10-08
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 30.0 oz (850 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 6.2 x 4.6 x 3.2 in.
(156 x 117 x 82 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 25.7
Effective Megapixels: 24.6 
Sensor Format: 35mm 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.70"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6048 x 4032 (24.4 MP, 3:2),
6048 x 3408 (20.6 MP, 16:9),
4400 x 2936 (12.9 MP, Other),
4400 x 2472 (10.9 MP, Other),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 2016 (6.1 MP, 3:2),
2896 x 1928 (5.6 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 1704 (5.2 MP, 16:9),
1984 x 1320 (2.6 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW, cRAW, RAW+JPEG; (ARW 2.0) 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No 
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate: n/a
Movie Audio: n/a 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: Sony Alpha (Minolta A) mount 
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 9-point TTL phase detection with 10 assist points, center dual-cross at f/2.8. 
Face Detection: No 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism with 98% coverage, 0.74x mag., 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: No 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 19.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 200-3200, Extensions to 100 and 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature from 2,500K to 9,900K, Custom (3) 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 40-segment Honeycomb Pattern, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No 
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe, PC-sync 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or wireless 
Other Connection: DC input, Multi-connector, Sync termimal, Remote terminal, HDMI Type-C minijack 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary  
Usable Battery Types: NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 880
Software
Included Software: Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR, Remote Camera Control (all Windows & Macintosh), Picture Motion Browser (Windows only).  
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000Pro/XP/Vista; Mac OS X (v 10.1.3+) 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Cost reduced Sony A900. Smaller viewfinder (98% vs 100%), slower burst mode (3 fps vs 5), wireless remote not included. 

 


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