• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.6 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1 inch 122.9mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha DSLR-A850
  • Canon XC10 4K Digital Camcorder
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General
Model Number: A850 XC10
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Other
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1999.95 $2499.00
Street Price: $2,219.00 $1,599.00
Date Available: 2009-10-08 2015-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 30.0 oz (850 g) 36.7 oz (1,040 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.2 x 4.6 x 3.2 in.
(156 x 117 x 82 mm)
4.9 x 4.0 x 4.8 in.
(125 x 102 x 122 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 24.6 12.0
Sensor Format: 35mm 1 inch
Sensor size: 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm) 122.88mm2 (12.80mm x 9.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.94 microns 3.20 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed  
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 79  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.8  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.2  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,415  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6048 x 4032 (24.4 MP, 3:2),
6048 x 3408 (20.6 MP, Other),
4400 x 2936 (12.9 MP, 3:2),
4400 x 2472 (10.9 MP, 16:9),
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, Other),
1984 x 1320 (2.6 MP, 3:2)
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW, cRAW, RAW+JPEG; (ARW 2.0) JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0 3.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (120p)
Movie File Format:   File Format: MXF; Video Format: XF-AVC (Intra, Long GOP); Compression Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM 48 kHz 16-bit stereo
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony Alpha (Minolta A) n/a
Lens: n/a Canon 4K Video Lens; 14 elements in 12 groups including 2 UD elements, 2 Hi-UD elements, and a three-surface, 2-piece aspherical lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 240mm
Focal Length (actual):   8.9 - 89mm
Zoom Ratio:   10.00x
Aperture Range:   f/2.8(W) / f5.6 (T) - f/? with 8-blade diaphragm; built-in ND filter, 1/8 (3-step) equivalent
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range:   50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   8 cm to Infinity
3.1 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a On lens
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a 2x Digital Teleconverter
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point TTL phase detection with 10 assist points, center dual-cross at f/2.8. Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; Push AF, AiAF (Photo Mode), Touch Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD (playback only) No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism with 98% coverage, 0.74x mag., 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter Optional optical loupe viewfinder attachment for LCD screen
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.74x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.74x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 1,030,000 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 19.0x  
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 20000
Minimum ISO (native): 200 160
ISO Settings: Auto, 200-3200, Extensions to 100 and 6400 Auto, ISO 160-20000
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature from 2,500K to 9,900K, Custom (3) Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent), Manual (2)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 1/2 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 40-segment Honeycomb Pattern, Center-weighted, Spot Stills: Evaluative, Centre-weighted, Spot; Movies: Standard, Spotlight, Backlight
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:   SCN: Portrait, Sports, Night Scene, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds  
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: n/a n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe, PC-sync Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / Microdrive SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:   CFast cards supported
Dual Card Slots: Yes Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: RAW, cRAW, RAW+JPEG; (ARW 2.0)  
Movie File Format:   File Format: MXF; Video Format: XF-AVC (Intra, Long GOP); Compression Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM 48 kHz 16-bit stereo
Included Memory:   64,000.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   SanDisk 64GB CFast 2.0 card
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or wireless RC-6 wireless remote, Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): DC input, Multi-connector, Sync termimal, Remote terminal, HDMI Type-C minijack DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.40  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.50  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 23  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.0 3.8
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 23  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.18 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.154 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.074 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 0.5 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 880 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary LP-E6N/LP-E6
Usable Battery Types: NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E6N Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
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. US bundle includes SanDisk 64GB CFast 2.0 card and card reader.