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Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

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Overall 8
8.0

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cgarrard, DP Review
1 February 2013
  • Excerpt: For those set on still photography only, the A850 (based on the A900 platform) is one of the most pure still shooting cameras out there. Externally bristling with controls that naturally fall to the hand and fingers second nature, the A850 is a pleasure to shoot with that only experience with it can enlighten you. The first hand hold of one, you'lll be impressed with how it feels in the hand and falls to it.
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Overall 8
8.0

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op1318, DP Review
12 January 2013
  • Excerpt: This was an amazing camera when it came out, and it still is! I had the chance to buy one new for only 1300 EUR in january 2010. What a bargain for such a high quality full frame camera! This is my main camera, I also own an A77 that I use as a second body and which is a good wildlife/macro performer but really cannot compare to the A850 for other uses. I have been using the A850 for travel, landscapes, wildlife, concerts, macro, etc.
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Overall 8
8.0

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Digiman69, DP Review
7 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Great viewfinder, great ergonomics and body, shooting raw make raw files nicely usable up to iso 3200 (I use DxO v8) and converted to B&W up to the max. iso6400 (with right exposure and correct PP work). Nice and effective AF micro adjust (I calibrated all my primes with spyder lens cal and the difference is visible at widest apertures) Use fast primes and rarely you'll need to go over 800iso.
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Overall 8
8.0

A850 still a nice beast photo only machine

Digiman69, DP Review
1 December 2012
  • Conclusion: Great viewfinder, great ergonomics and body, shooting raw make raw files nicely usable up to iso 3200 (I use DxO v8) and converted to B&W up to the max. iso6400 (with right exposure and correct PP work). Nice and effective AF micro adjust (I calibrated all my primes with spyder lens cal and the difference is visible at widest apertures) Use fast primes and rarely you'll need to go over 800iso.
  • Pros: Great viewfinder, great ergonomics and body, shooting raw make raw files nicely usable up to iso 3200 (I use DxO v8) and converted to B&W up to the max. iso6400 (with right exposure and correct PP work). Nice and effective AF micro adjust (I calibrated all my primes with spyder lens cal and the difference is visible at widest apertures) Use fast primes and rarely you'll need to go over 800iso. Without cropping I printed stunning A2
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Overall 8
8.0

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ryansholl, DP Review
28 March 2011
  • Excerpt: It's a $1700 full frame DSLR. 24MP, huge viewfinder, excellent AF especially after the firmware update (which also alleviated at least 2 of the complaints below this review), and the dynamic range is a delight to work with in post processing. Works seamlessly with flash. Every AF lens stabilized. Just a delight to own. Problems: It's not as fast as current top of the line DSLRs, in regards to ISO or frames per second.
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Overall 8
8.0

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minfansony, DP Review
6 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Like the viewfinder and the build quality. Raw images contain a lot of detail, vast difference between 12 and 24mb, if I upscale an image from my A700 to match the A850 you loose more detail than I expected. Upgraded from the A700, so a lot of the features/menus/settings are very similar. The intelligent preview is very useful.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony a850 is One Fine Camera

E. Leute "EWL", Amazon
26 April 2010
  • Summary: The a850 is one fine camera. I've been a Leica user since age 12 and found most other brands imprecise and unsatisfying, and was waiting for a Leica full frame DSLR. But when Sony announced the sub-$2000 full-frame a850, I had to bite, especially at a price differential of $21,000. After all, I've owned [and own] an assortment of Sony products and over 40 years have never had to replace any of them due to product failure. So the risk was minimal.
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Overall 8
8.0

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ZahraPhotography, DP Review
6 April 2010
  • Excerpt: This is my fifth SLR, and my first full-frame DSLR. It is by far a a most well crafted camera. I carry with me everywhere. I am so attached to it that keep it on my bed side; even after a month. Feature-wise, everything is easily accessible and very intuitive. You can re-program any specific feature to a button of your choice if you feel the need but I didn't. The image quality is SUPERB for all images of all sizes (L, M, S).
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Overall 8
8.0

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siro_mateos, DP Review
27 February 2010
Overall 8
8.0

Great full-frame camera

J. Smith, Amazon
18 January 2010
  • Summary: The Sony A850 is an awesome camera, as long as you know what to look for in a camera system. You just aren't buying the body, you have to buy the glass :) That said, when I was deciding to move up to full frame, I had to make a decision: Did I stick with Nikon, or try Sony? Well, I went with the A850 and I'm glad I did. It's a great camera. I got myself the A850, the Carl Zeiss 24-70 f/2.8, and the Sony 70-400G and 58AM flash.
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