Sony Alpha a900 review

Value for Money

Value for Money

Currently, the A900’s two rivals are Canon’s 5D Mark II and Nikon’s D700. If comparing specifications, we see that the Sony has the edge in terms of its resolution and viewfinder coverage, but loses out on its sensitivity range, live view, and, with the 5D Mark II, a video facility. We imagine many purists will side with Sony on the live view issue, and we can’t imagine that omitting a video facility would alienate too many buyers either. You could, however, argue that much of the A900’s ‘core’ specifications – such as focusing, metering and sensitivity – are barely different from the A700, a model a third of its price. So, whether the camera is good value or not depends on whether you need the improvements Sony has made over the A700, and don’t mind what its feature set has left out.

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Design 17/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 89%