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Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

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Overall 9
9.1
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5
Ergonomics 10
9.5
Build quality 10
9.5

Expert Review

DP Review
24 August 2009
  • Conclusion: The Alpha 900 represents in a nutshell the almost schizophrenic nature of Sony's digital camera division, which can market compact cameras with smile detection and a Playstation style user interface at the same time as this, perhaps the most pared-down, frill-free and unashamedly 'serious' DSLR we've seen in a long time.
  • Pros: Class-leading resolutionv (as long as your lenses are good enough), incredibly 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, Very fast and responsive body - remarkable burst mode (5fps RAW+JPEG, 24.6 MP), In-body image stabilization tha...
  • 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), Destructive noise reduction on high ISO JPEGs removes too much detail, 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 ou...
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sony Alpha a900 review

What Digital Camera
27 July 2009
  • Excerpt: The 24.6-megapixel Alpha A900 is Sony's first full-frame digital SLR and is aimed at professional photographers, especially studio-based pros looking for the ultimate in high resolution.
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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
20 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Sony Alpha DSLR cameras Sony showed the world that it is possible to bring out an entire line-up of digital SLR cameras in a short period of time and at an immense speed. And not only that, it puts Sony ahead of the competition with certain techniques that the rivals aren't yet using. Sony takes over the lead from Canon as we solely look at the amount of Megapixels, which will be good from a marketing viewpoint.
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Camera Labs
1 October 2008
  • Summary: Sony’s Alpha DSLR-A900 feels like it’s been with us for a long time – after all, the prototype was first shown back in March 2007 and its sensor unveiled in January 2008. So unlike its rivals which are often sprung with little notice, we’ve long-known what Sony’s flagship DSLR would look like and speculated how its new 24 Megapixel full-frame sensor may perform in practice.
  • Pros: Technically highest resolution to date., Built-in image stabilisation., Superb viewfinder with 100% coverage., Quick handling and 5fps shooting.
  • Cons: More noise than rivals above 400 ISO., No Live View or movie function., Upper information screen very basic., Tendency to underexpose in our tests.
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Alpha A900 Digital SLR

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: We take a look at Sony's 24.6MP full-frame flagship digital SLR
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Overall 10
10
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 10
10
Photo quality - landscapes 10
10
Photo quality - macro 8
8.0
Photo quality - portraits 10
10
Photo quality - sports 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 900

digicambuyer.co.uk
27 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Sony's top-of-the-range DSLR may defy convention in its design and feature set, but its capture performance is closer to great white hope than white elephant.
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10

Sony A900

PhotographyBLOG
26 January 2009
  • Summary: The Sony A900 is not simply the highest-resolution DSLR out there – it's much more than that. If you've read through the Ease of Use and Image Quality sections of this review, you will know that I liked working with this camera a lot. Its viewfinder is the best you'll find south of medium format, the build is incredibly robust, the controls are intuitive, with some of them – such as the dedicated Histogram button, the metering mode knob or the well-implemented rear...
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Overall 9
8.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sony Alpha 900 DSLR Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
19 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Sony claim to have cemented their place in the digital SLR market with the Alpha 900 and while they’ve got a long way to go before they take any serious stranglehold on the monopoly that in reality belongs to Canon and Nikon, it is fair to say that Sony have finally arrived with some serious ammunition on the back of the A900. First thing to note is the whopping 24.6-megapixels combined with a full...
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Overall 10
9.5
Ease of use 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Build quality 10
9.5

Sony DSLR-A900

PhotoReview
1 November 2008
  • Summary: A high-resolution professional DSLR that is designed for photographers and totally gimmick-free.In its new flagship DSLR, the A900, Sony has eschewed gimmicks like live view and video recording and instead focused upon producing a camera with real appeal to professional photographers. Minolta film camera users who've been eagerly awaiting a 'full frame' DSLR body will have nothing to complain about and plenty to like; tradition is alive and thriving in this camera.
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Overall 10
9.5
Ease of use 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Build quality 10
9.5

Sony DSLR-A900

PhotoReview
1 November 2008
  • Summary: A high-resolution professional DSLR that is designed for photographers and totally gimmick-free.In its new flagship DSLR, the A900, Sony has eschewed gimmicks like live view and video recording and instead focused upon producing a camera with real appeal to professional photographers. Minolta film camera users who've been eagerly awaiting a 'full frame' DSLR body will have nothing to complain about and plenty to like; tradition is alive and thriving in this camera.
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