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Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

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Sony Alpha A850

The Sony Alpha A850 is a 6.2 x 4.6 x 3.2 in. (156 x 117 x 82 mm)/30.0 oz (850 g) digital SLR that utilizes a Sony CMOS (approx. 1.70 in. diagonal) with 24.60 megapixels (effective) output and 3:2 / 16:9 aspect ratio. It supports up to 6048 x 4032 (24.4 megapixels) pixel resolution images, captures up to 2.5 frames per second for 22 frames (Continuous: 3.0 frames per second for 23 frames), and supports a SLR type; eye-level pentaprism with 98% coverage, 0.74x mag., 20mm eyepoint, -3 t…

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Sony Alpha A850

The Sony Alpha A850 is a 6.2 x 4.6 x 3.2 in. (156 x 117 x 82 mm)/30.0 oz (850 g) digital SLR that utilizes a Sony CMOS (approx. 1.70 in. diagonal) with 24.60 megapixels (effective) output and 3:2 / 16:9 aspect ratio. It supports up to 6048 x 4032 (24.4 megapixels) pixel resolution images, captures up to 2.5 frames per second for 22 frames (Continuous: 3.0 frames per second for 23 frames), and supports a SLR type; eye-level pentaprism with 98% coverage, 0.74x mag., 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter viewfinder, 3.0 in. diagonal LCD display with 921,600 dots (307,200 pixels) support, Sony Alpha (Minolta A) mount interchangeable lens with Image Stabilization, 9-point TTL phase detection with 10 assist points, center dual-cross at f/2.8, ISO Sensitivity up to 6400, 30 - 1/8000 second shutter speed, Exposure Modes (Aperture, Shutter, Manual), Metering Modes (40-segment Honeycomb Pattern, Center-weighted, Spot), White Balance adjustments, built-in flash, supports CompactFlash Type I or Type II, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, and Microdrive recording media, input and outputs such as HDMI, NTSC / PAL switchable standards, USB 2.0 High Speed, DC input, Multi-connector, Sync termimal, Remote terminal, and HDMI Type-C minijack.

Features

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 is similar to the A900, with 24.6 megapixel resolution, nine-point AF with ten supplemental assist points, shutter speeds to 1/8000 second, ISO sensitivity to 6,400 max., a 3.0-inch LCD display, and CompactFlash / Memory Stick Duo storage. The Alpha A850 features a continuous-mode frame rate of three frames per second with a reduction in burst speed has allowed some cost saving in the mirror / shutter cocking mechanism. The optical viewfinder of the Sony Alpha A850 also has slightly reduced coverage, with a 98% field of view versus the 100% view through the A900's finder. It also doesn't include an infrared remote control in the product bundle, with this instead being available as an optional extra for A850 owners should they have a need for it. The SLR is powered by a NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable battery and comes with Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR, Remote Camera Control (all Windows & Macintosh) and Picture Motion Browser (Windows only) software. It is a Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant and PictBridge Compliant device.

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