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Sony Alpha A850 DSLR Camera

25 Megapixels25 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveManual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Sony Alpha A850 is a Semi-Professional DSLR with a Full-Frame sensor and a Sony A lens mount. Its 25 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 200-3200 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-6400. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in relatively low-light. With 25 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin 2-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Sony Alpha A850 to compensate for camera shake with any mounted lens.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/8000 to 30s. Bulb exposures of an unspecified duration are possible with this camera. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/8000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Sony Alpha A850

The Sony Alpha A850 features a 9-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

Dual controls-dials offer direct access to most exposure parameters which makes this digital camera suitable for advanced photographers. The weatherproof construction of this digital camera protects it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Framing on the Sony Alpha A850 is performed via an extra large reflex optical viewfinder with 0.74X magnification and 98% coverage.

Model Specifications

BrandSony ModelAlpha A850
Sensor 25 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 36 x 24mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization 2-Axis Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 200 - 3200 *Expanded range: 100-6400 Shutter-Speed 1/8000 - 30s
Lens MountSony A MountCrop Factor1X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 9-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *Dual-cross center-point, 10 assist points
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.74X - 98% Coverage *5-step shake-indicator
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 920K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene ModesNone
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 5 Shots ±2/3 EV
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3, 1/2 Flash Compensation ±3 EV, 1/2 or 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 1 Axis, 19 steps
Continuous Drive 3 FPS, 34 JPEG, 16 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s, Auto MLU on 2s timer
Command Dials 2 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Weatherproof Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired, Infrared Eye-Start Sensor Yes
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe Sync-Port
Built-In Flash No Flash Sync 1/250s
Video Capture Sound Input
Video Format WiFi No
Memory Compact Flash, Memory Stick Duo GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 880 *CIPA Standard
Introduced 2009-08-27, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 157 x 117 x 82mm (W x H x D) Weight 850g

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Sony A850 Facts


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 36 x 24mm

Full-Frame Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

25 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-6400
Sony A Mount
1X FLM
Shutter 1/8000-30s
2-Axis Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
98% Coverage
Extra Large Viewfinder
Custom white-balance with 1 axis fine-tuning
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
WeatherproofHot-Shoe & Sync-Port
Built-in Dust ReductionLithium-Ion Battery
3 FPS Drive, 34 ImagesCompact Flash
3" LCD 920K PixelsMemory Stick Duo
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