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Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

CNET
19 April 2014
  • 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.
  • 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
28 June 2010
  • Summary: The Sony DSLR-A850 is the most affordable full-frame DSLR on the market. It's a no-nonsense photographers' 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 of headroom, Almost 100% reliable metering and exposure, In-body image stabilization that works well (around 2 stop advantage), Superb screen and attractive menu system, Excel...
  • 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 to NR visible even at ISO 200) - you really need to shoot raw (and use ACR or similar) to get the best out of the sensor, Top panel LCD very limited compared to all competitors...
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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 reproduction; 4) it comes with a wide range of features and options; 5) this model features an effective dynamic range optimizer.
  • 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 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
8 June 2010
  • Summary: The a850 is undoubtedly a very good camera, and if you've been waiting for full-frame photography to become affordable, Sony has just answered your prayers. But with the a850 so closely based on the pricier a900, it struggles for an identity of its own, and you're left wondering if there's room for both in Sony's lineup.
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Overall 8
8.2

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 Review

Digital Camera Review
1 March 2010
  • Summary: Although slightly less capable than its older sibling, the A850 offers just about everything I liked about the A900 including a slew of sophisticated features that make it easy to capture great images. Its 24 megapixel sensor provides plenty of resolution, but be prepared to push all those pixels through your software in post-processing, especially if you're shooting at high ISOs.
  • Pros: The most affordable full-frame, 24 megapixel camera on the market, Excellent resolution, sharp images (when used with a high end lens), Natural color reproduction, Sophisticated feature set providing extensive user controls, Effective Dynamic Range Optimizer
  • Cons: High end lenses can cost as much as, or more than, the camera, 3 fps continuous shooting is below average for current DSLRs, High ISO performance could-and should-be better/less noisy, Proprietary hotshoe so you need an adapter to use other flash units, Pocket Wizard, etc.
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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 seemingly unattainable PRO segment within reach for the serious amateur photographer.
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Overall 8
8.1

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 higher-level DSLRs.
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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
8.4

Sony A850 DSLR Camera – Review

D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
16 May 2010
  • Pros: High resolution, full-frame, image sensor, Great picture quality
  • Cons: No Live View
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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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