Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Announced Aug 27, 2009 •
25 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 6048 x 4032 ?
Other resolutions 4400 x 2936, 4400 x 2936, 3024 x 2016, 6048 x 3408, 4400 x 2472, 3024 x 1704, 3924 x 2656, 2896 x 1928, 1984 x 1320 ?
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9 ?
Effective pixels 25 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 26 megapixels ?
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) ?
Sensor type CMOS ?
Processor Bionz
Image
ISO Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (6400 with boost) ?
White balance presets 7 ?
Custom white balance Yes (1) ?
Image stabilization Sensor-shift ?
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Extra Fine, Fine, Standard ?
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
?
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes ?
Number of focus points 9
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed ?
Screen size 3 ?
Screen dots 921,600 ?
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT Xtra Fine color LCD
Live view No ?
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) ?
Viewfinder coverage 98% ?
Viewfinder magnification 0.74× ?
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec ?
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec ?
Aperture priority Yes ?
Shutter priority Yes ?
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
Continuous drive 3 fps ?
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps) ?
AE Bracketing ±2 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No ?
Videography features
Microphone None
Storage
Storage types Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo ?
Storage included None ?
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI Yes (mini HDMI Type C) ?
Remote control Yes (Wired or Wireless (Optional))
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NP-FM500H rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 880
Weight (inc. batteries) 895 g (1.97 lb / 31.57 oz)
Dimensions 156 x 117 x 82 mm (6.14 x 4.61 x 3.23)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No ?
GPS None
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