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The Sony Alpha 850 is a digital SLR camera scheduled to be released on September 7th, 2009.

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large full frame 24.6 megapixel sensor

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HDMI output

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in body image stabilization

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high resolution 3" display - 921k dot

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great design - easy to use

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affordable price compared to the limited competition

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no onboard flash

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no video mode

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expensive when compared to aps-sized SLRs

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slow 3fps continuous shooting

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The Sony Alpha 850 is a digital SLR camera scheduled to be released on September 7th, 2009. The Alpha 850 has a full frame 35mm 24.6 megapixel CMOS image sensor and is compatible with a wide range of lens options. The Alpha 850 uses Sony’s Dual BIONZ processor, which they claim helps to achieve low-noise photos in low-light scenarios. Also included is a 3-inch LCD screen with 921K pixels, a resolution high enough for the user apply focus and exposure corrections in-camera. Users can shoot up to 3 frames per second, and take up to 880 shots on one battery charge. The Sony Alpha 850 features 9-point AF (autofocus) with face detection technology to ensure the photographer’s subjects are as clear as possible. This DSLR has been designed for use in diverse environments, constructed with rubber gaskets around all buttons and dials to prevent dust and water from entering the camera. MSRP is set at $1999.99.

  • 24.6 megapixel (35mm full frame)
  • Dual BIONZ image processor
  • 3” LCD (921K pixel)
  • Face detection technology
  • 3 FPS continuous shooting
  • 9-Point AF sensor with 10-point assist
  • F2.8 sensor (for compatible lenses)
  • Viewfinder magnification of 0.74x
  • Anti-dust/anti-water resistant design
  • SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization
  • HDMI output
  • 880 shots per charge (lithium ion battery)
  • Media: CompactFlash & Memory Stick Duo
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