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Sony Alpha DSLR-A850
6.3 out of 10

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

CNET
27 January 2011
  • Summary: Offering high performance at a relatively low price, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 is one of the cheapest ways to enter the world of full-frame photography. If you can afford it, you're unlikely to be disappointed.
  • Pros: Currently the cheapest 24.6-megapixel full-frame camera available; stunning picture quality; great viewfinder; easy to operate.
  • Cons: No video mode; no pop-up flash; not everyone will need the high detail it offers.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

DP Review
29 September 2010
  • Summary: The Sony DSLR-A850 is the most affordable full-frame DSLR on the market. It's a no-nonsense photographer's camera that delivers excellent image quality at base ISO but cannot quite keep up with the competition at higher sensitivities.
  • Pros: Class-leading resolution (as long as your lenses are good enough), Very solid build quality, environmental sealing, Intuitive operation and uncluttered control and menu system, Excellent out of camera JPEG results with superb tonality, dynamic range, color, Excellent raw dynamic range gives lots ...
  • Cons: Noise reduction settings applied to raw as well as JPEG files - cannot be 'turned off for raw but left on for JPEGs' (as is normal practice), Relatively high levels of noise at anything over ISO 400 (ISO 6400 is of very, very limited use), JPEGs a little soft by default (some loss of detail due t...
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Overall 8
8.4

Sony A850 DSLR: Review

Electronics Made Easy
14 June 2010
  • Summary: An overall assessment of the Sony A850 Digital SLR is that it is very good, even with the pros and cons. The pros are as follows: 1) this is the most affordable full frame 24-megapixel camera currently available; 2) it produces sharp images and provides excellent resolution; 3) if offers good color...
  • Pros: Amazing- most affordable full-framed 24.6-megapixel digital SLR, Full-fledged- too many features to list, most of which enhance images, Durable- magnesium-allow body safely resists wear, tear, and dust, Versatile- produces sharp images with excellent dynamic color ranges
  • Cons: Suffers- noisy images at high-ISO, slow shooting speeds
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
28 December 2009
  • Conclusion: Sony Alpha 850 advanced digital SLR camera Sony's introduction of the Sony A900 last year, managed to shake the renowned professional camera industry to its foundations. At that time, it was quite unbelievable indeed; a high resolution professional DSLR at such a sharp retail price, bringing the...
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Overall 9
8.5

Sony alpha DSLR-A850 Review

Digitaltrends
29 September 2009
  • Conclusion: It’s hard to call a $1,999 DSLR a great deal, but the Sony alpha DSLR-A850 is one. It’s the cheapest 24.6MP full-frame model available, $700 less than the Sony A900 and six grand less than the 24.5MP Nikon D3x.
  • Pros: Great 24-megapixel images; intelligent Preview a real aid; built-in image sensor-shift stabilization; tweaks galore
  • Cons: Still expensive; noise at ISO 1250 and higher; poorly positioned preview button; no built-in flash; it's a must-have add-on; no Live View or HD video
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Overall 8
8.1
Features 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Autofocus 7
7.0

Sony Alpha 850 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: I am a little confused by what Sony is doing at the moment. The company started out with such determination to shake up the DSLR market and seemed set to introduce all sorts of new and exciting features, yet it has failed to include technology such as Live View and video recording in its...
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Overall quality 10
10
Photo quality - landscapes 8
8.0
Photo quality - macro 8
8.0
Photo quality - portraits 8
8.0
Photo quality - low light 6
6.0
Photo quality - sports 6
6.0

Sony Alpha 850

digicambuyer.co.uk
26 April 2010
  • Conclusion: The price is incredible, however performance issues and failure to match competition's specs lets it down
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Overall 8
8.1
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 9
9.0
Photo quality 9
9.0

Sony Alpha 850 Review

LetsGoDigital
24 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Bij onze Sony Alpha 900 test trokken wij de conclusie dat de A900 een prima basis was om een nieuwe Alpha generatie te ontwikkelen. Deze ontwikkeling heeft Sony nog niet opgestart, althans niet bij de A850.
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Overall 8
8.1

Test av Sony Alpha850

digital-foto.no
1 December 2010
  • Summary: Begge har en kjempesensor på 24,4 megapiksler. Mest av alt ligner Alpha850 på en kamuflert prisnedsettelse av Alpha900. Den mest tydelige forskjellen er at Alpha850 bare kan ta 3,0 bilder i sekundet, mens Alpha900 tar 5,0.
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Overall 8
8.1
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Sturdiness 9
9.0

Sony Alpha 850 Review

Let's go digital
4 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Sony Alpha 850 - Cámara réflex digital avanzada La presentación de Sony de la Sony A900 el pasado año, removió la reconocida industria de cámaras profesionales hasta los cimientos.
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