You might remember we posted about the Sony A900 specifications just a few days before it was released, it had been rumoured for a while but when it came out with such competitive pricing everyone was shocked!
The full frame market is certainly heating up!
- 24.6 MP 35mm format full-frame CMOS sensor (highest res in class)
- SteadyShot INSIDE full frame image sensor shift stabilization (world first)
- High Speed Dual Bionz processors
- Eye-level glass Penta-prism OVF, 100% coverage, 0.74x magnification
- 9 point AF with 10 assist points, center dual-cross AF w/2.8 sensor
- 5 frames per second burst, newly developed mirror box
- Intelligent Preview Function
- 3 User programmable custom memory modes on mode dial
- Advanced Dynamic Range Optimizer (5 step selectable)
- 40 segment honeycomb metering
- 3.0″ 921K pixel Photo Quality (270 dpi) LCD display, 100% coverage
- Direct HDMI output
- ISO 200-3200 (ISO 100-6400 expanded range)
- Magnesium Alloy body and rubber seals for dust and moisture resistance
- AF micro adjustment
- $2999.99 body price; available late October 2008
The interesting things to note are 100% viewfinder coverage – impressive, lack of live view, AF micro adjustment (everyone is jumping on this now with it available on the 5DMKII and started by Nikon), a decent performance with 5FPS shooting and a good high res LCD.
The image quality is pretty good too, you can see a comparison side by side of the A900 vs the Canon 1Ds MKIII here.
It shows excellent resolution but falls down at higher ISO (quite bad above ISO400) but at the same RRP as the Nikon D700!
You can read the full review here: