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A couple of days ago, Sony has announced its second full frame DSLR: the Alpha 850 (A850). It is a "simplified" version of the topline A900 : it employes the same CMOS sensor with... 24.6 megapixels, 3 inches LCD with 921'000 pixels, in-camera image stabilization and same image processors (named "Dual Bionz").

The main simplification are:

  • slower burst shooting of 3 frames per second (5 fps in A-900);
  • no infrared port;
  • 98% of scene coverage through the viewfinder (100% in A-900).

The new full frame camera will have an initial price of $ 2000 (same price in euro...) and should be available from next month of September.


  • Referenced brands in this article: Sony