Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Announced Aug 27, 2009 •
25 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
dpreview conclusion

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.

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Recommended
75%
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Good for

Resolution-hungry applications such as landscape or studio photography

Not so good for

Low light photography or anything that requires fast continuous shooting speed such as sports or wildlife photography

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Sony Alpha a850 review
By: Mike Lowe, What Digital Camera (Jan 5, 2010)

The a850 pleases yet perplexes in equal measure. It's certainly a fine camera, like the before (and still currently above) it, yet one that seems a little misplaced in the market place.

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