Sony Alpha a850 review

Full specification for Sony Alpha a850

Sensor 24.6MP Full-frame (35.9 x 24mm) Exmor CMOS
Output Size 6048 x 4032 pixels
Focal Length Mag 1x
Lens Mount Sony a mount, Compatible with A-Mount Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses
File Format JPEG, Raw, cRaw, Raw + JPEG, cRaw + JPEG
Compression Std / Fine / X.Fine (JPEG) // cRaw (compressed Raw) also available
ISO 200-3200 (100-6400 extendable)
Shutter Speeds 30 – 1/8000th second, plus Bulb
Drive Mode Single, Continuous, 10sec. / 2sec. Self-timer, Single AE bracketing, Continuous AE bracketing, White Balance Bracketing, DRO Advanced Bracketing, Mirror lock up, Remote commander (external)
Viewfinder Type Fixed eye-level system with optical glass type pentaprism
Field of View 98% approx, 0.74x magnification
LCD 3in 921K-dot tilt screen
Live Mode No
Movie Mode No
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes, sensor-shift SteadyShot
Dust Reduction Yes, Double anti dust system (anti-static coating and sensor shift mechanism
Focusing Modes AF-S, AF-A, AF-C, MF
Exposure Modes PASM, Auto, 3 user-defined slots available (13 in-camera Creative Styles)
Metering System 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Exposure Comp ±3EV, 1/3 or 1/2 steps
Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent / Flash / Custom
White Balance Bracket Yes, 3 frames, selectable 2 steps
Colour Temp Control 2500 – 9900 Kelvin
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash No, hotshoe for external flash or commander only
Max Flash Sync 1/250th second
PC Socket Yes
Cable Release Yes
Memory Card CF / Memory Stick (not simultaneous use)
Power NP-FM500H rechargeable li-ion battery
Connectivity HDMI (c-type port), USB 2.0
Dimensions 156.3 x 116.9 x 81.9 mm
Weight Approx. 850g
AF Points 9-point

Manufacturer website: Sony


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Price as reviewed

£1,700.00

Scores

Scores
Design 17/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 17/20
Features 17/20
Overall Score 87%