The rugged Sony alpha 850 DSLR is an affordable full frame Sony alpha DSLR, brining 35mm equivalent full frame photographer to a wider audience. In addition to incorporating a 35mm full frame image sensor, it features the world’s highest 24.6-megapixel resolution and the world’s first body-integrated full-size SteadyShot(R) INSIDE image stabilization technology. The full frame Exmor CMOS image sensor is significantly larger than traditional APS-C sized sensors, providing a larger capture area, improved wide-angle performance, and tighter depth of field control. In addition, its 24.6MP resolution maximizes the resolving power of your existing lenses for sharper, higher contrast photos. The alpha 850 also features Dual BIONZ imaging processors that allow continuous shooting at up to 3 fps (frames per second) with superb image quality and ultra-low noise, a large, ultra bright glass pentaprism viewfinder with 98% coverage, an Intelligent Preview function that lets you see the effects of manual adjustments on an image before you take the shot, and best-in-class viewing with a photo-quality 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD (921K pixels) display and HDMI output with PhotoTV HD compatibility. Intelligent Preview Function reduces trial-and-error Precise and fast 9-point AF system w/ additional 10-point assist Rugged magnesium alloy shell Dust/Moisture-resistant design Long-lasting battery performance APS-C Size Capturing F2.8 Sensor for enhanced focusing with fast lenses Specifications Effective Picture Resolution – Approx. 24.6 MP Imaging Sensor – 35mm Full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor Lens Mount Type – Sony alpha lens, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lens Monitor – 3 TFT Xtra Fine LCD (921,600 pixels) Recording Media Type – Memory Stick(R) PRO Duo media / Compact Flash Type I, Type II Viewfinder – Fixed eye-level system with optical glass pentaprism, 98% field of view Recording Mode – cRAW+JPEG(Fine), RAW+J
8 Alternative Cameras to Sony A850
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