Sony Alpha a900 review

Full specification for Sony Alpha a900

Sensor Exmor full-frame CMOS type, 35.9 x 24.0mm, 25.7MP total, 24.6MP effective
Output Size 6048 x 4032 pixels
Focal Length Mag 1x
Lens Mount Alpha
File Format Raw, cRaw, JPEG, Raw and JPEG
Compression Three-stage JPEG
ISO 200-3200 (exp 100-6400)
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 - 30sec, bulb
Drive Mode Single, continuous lo, continuous hi, mirror lock, self timer, remote
Viewfinder Type Fixed, eye-level pentaprism
Field of View Approx 100%
LCD 3in TFT LCD, 921,600 dots
Live Mode No
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes
Dust Reduction Yes
Focusing Modes Single shot, automatic, continuous, direct manual focus, manual
Exposure Modes PASM, Auto, 3 x Custom
Metering System 40-segment honeycomb pattern, multi-segment, average, spot
Exposure Comp +/- 3EV in 1/3 or ½ increments
Colour Space Adobe RGB, sRGB
White Balance Auto, six presets
White Balance Bracket Yes
Colour Temp Control 2500 - 9900K
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash No
Max Flash Sync 1/250sec (without SSS)
PC Socket Yes
Cable Release Optional
Memory Card Memory stick, CF, Microdrive
Power NP FM-500H Li-ion battery
Connectivity USB 2.0 Hi-speed
Dimensions 156.3 x 116.9 x 81.9mm
Weight 850g (exc. card, batt or accessories)
AF Points 9 with 10 AF assist points

Manufacturer website: Sony

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