Sony alpha DSLR-A900 24.6 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body Only Body Only

3" LCD - 6048 x 4032 Image - HDMI - PictBridge - MPN: DSLRA900
Product Details
Description
The new standard in digital photography has arrived with the Sony alpha DSLR-A900. Packed with features, this flagship DSLR is the first alpha to incorporate a 35mm full frame image sensor and 24.6-megapixel resolution. It also incorporates the world's first body-integrated, full-size SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization technology. You'll also experience a larger capture area, improved wide-angle performance and tighter depth of field control with the new full frame Exmor CMOS image sensor. Equipped with Dual BIONZ imaging processors, the alpha A900 delivers continuous shooting up to 5 fps with superb image quality and ultra-low noise. The A900 also offers a large, ultra-bright glass pentaprism viewfinder with 100 percent coverage, a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD display and HDMI output with PhotoTV HD compatibility.
Summary
Product Title Sony alpha DSLR-A900 24.6 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body Only Body Only
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 4.4 | 8 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900
4 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Sep 9, 2008

High resolution has a new standard bearer, as Sony announces their full-frame, 24.6-megapixel digital SLR camera, the Alpha A900. The sensor and its resolution aren't the only things that are big, the Sony A900 itself is quite a handful. Fitted with a fine Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 constant aperture lens, the Sony A900 is a truly beautiful handful that makes some impressive images. As the only full-frame digital SLR with SteadyShot, all lenses become stabilized when fitted to the Sony A900. Though you won't see the stabilization when you look through the optical viewfinder, you'll at least get a 100% view of the scene through the big, bright, high-refractive-index pentaprism. You'd think that the Sony A900 would be slow at moving all those extra pixels, but it actually cranks along at an impressive five frames per second, thanks to a specially-designed mirror and shutter mechanism. There's a lot more to talk about, so click to read our Sony Alpha A900 digital SLR review, complete with full image analysis and nearly 4GB of test shots.

Read the full review »

Sony A900 Digital Camera Review
5 Star Review  Digitalcamerainfo.com - Mar 20, 2009

A leading brand in compact cameras for years, Sony has been less successful going head to head with Canon and Nikon when it comes to SLRs. The A900 is the company’s powerful attempt to compete with the big boys in the high-end market, a full-frame $2999 model with industry-leading 24.6-megapixel resolution, a superb optical viewfinder with nearly 100% coverage, dual processors and in-camera image stabilization. There are some features notably absent, though, including Live View and built-in flash, and our lab testing turned up problems with color accuracy and image noise. Our full testing results and hands-on analysis follow.

Read the full review »

Sony Alpha 900 review
4.5 Star Review  letsgodigital.org - Nov 23, 2008

The Sony Alpha 900 is the top model of the Alpha DSLR series, and as far as we are concerned a most interesting model for those who want to make the step to a high resolution DSLR. The Sony A900 has a lot to offer and lives up to the expectations. The Sony approach of certain functionalities we take for granted, and we can't but conclude that the Sony Alpha A900 is a valuable enhancement of the current DSLR market.

Read the full review »

Camera Labs –Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 review
4 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Oct 22, 2008

There's no doubt the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 delivers an impressive specification for the money: you get huge 24.6 Megapixel images from Sony's first full-frame sensor, quick continuous shooting, a superb viewfinder and built-in image stabilisation which works with any lens you attach. This is all packaged-into a unique-looking DSLR which has a superb match in the Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 lens. But while the A900 does have HDMI and a VGA screen, it's lagging behind in other modern features, such as not having Live View. It's also up against two compelling full-frame rivals: Nikon's D700 and Canon's EOS 5D Mark II. Sony's A900 may boast the highest resolution of the three, but does it really record more real-life detail than the 21.1 Megapixel Canon? Crucially are noise levels compromised at higher sensitivities, or was Nikon's strategy of keeping the pixel count down on the D700 a more sensible move than playing the numbers game? Find out in our full review of the Sony A900 at Cameralabs where we've directly compared its resolution and noise levels against the Nikon D700 and Canon's flagship EOS 1Ds Mark III while also flagging the pros and cons of each model - and as always, you can see the camera and its highlights demonstrated in our video tour.

Read the full review »

Sony A900 Review
5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Jan 26, 2009

The Sony A900 DSLR currently offers the best bang for your buck in terms of sheer resolution - about $3,000 / 2800 Euros / £2100 buys you this 24.6 megapixel, full-frame pro-level camera. Leading the megapixel race isn’t the only ace up the A900’s sleeve, with a host of professional features on offer including a body-integrated image stabilization system, large optical viewfinder with 100% field of view coverage, 5fps continuous shooting, maximum shutter speed of 1/8000s, x-sync speed of 1/250s and high-resolution LCD screen. The A900 is Sony’s first attempt at persuading pro shooters and well-heeled prosumers to turn away from Canon and Nikon and buy into a relatively young system.

Read the full review »

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 (body only)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Jan 20, 2009

THE GOOD: High resolution; in-body image stabilization; nice viewfinder; great accessory system. THE BAD: Cant lock focus-point selector; Intelligent Preview button much too easy to hit accidentally; some subpar aspects of performance; no Live View; loud mirror. THE BOTTOM LINE: A good first try at a pro-level camera, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 has the high resolution but unfortunately lacks some of the performance and usability you expect from a model in its price range.

Read the full review »

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 30, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 80 expert reviews for Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Best Digital Camera with Resolution Atleast 18 Megapixel For Video
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 18, 2010

Image is Average according to 15 Digital Camera experts. -- "My pictures in the field shot at ISOs below 800 looked great and sharp, and had minimal noise."-pcworld.com -- "The A900s expanded dynamic range options are extensive; they mainly added shadow detail to my images, and didnt really affect the highlights."-pcworld.com -- "the leftmost images are reasonably bright, the camera should do fine with typical city night scenes."-imaging-resource.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Video, Optics, Interface, Battery, etc.

Read the full review »

Product Details
Description
The new standard in digital photography has arrived with the Sony alpha DSLR-A900. Packed with features, this flagship DSLR is the first alpha to incorporate a 35mm full frame image sensor and 24.6-megapixel resolution. It also incorporates the world's first body-integrated, full-size SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization technology. You'll also experience a larger capture area, improved wide-angle performance and tighter depth of field control with the new full frame Exmor CMOS image sensor. Equipped with Dual BIONZ imaging processors, the alpha A900 delivers continuous shooting up to 5 fps with superb image quality and ultra-low noise. The A900 also offers a large, ultra-bright glass pentaprism viewfinder with 100 percent coverage, a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD display and HDMI output with PhotoTV HD compatibility.
Summary
Product Title Sony alpha DSLR-A900 24.6 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body Only Body Only
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 4.4 | 8 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Parent Retsku: B001FOREK4
Expert Reviews
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900
4 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Sep 9, 2008

High resolution has a new standard bearer, as Sony announces their full-frame, 24.6-megapixel digital SLR camera, the Alpha A900. The sensor and its resolution aren't the only things that are big, the Sony A900 itself is quite a handful. Fitted with a fine Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 constant aperture lens, the Sony A900 is a truly beautiful handful that makes some impressive images. As the only full-frame digital SLR with SteadyShot, all lenses become stabilized when fitted to the Sony A900. Though you won't see the stabilization when you look through the optical viewfinder, you'll at least get a 100% view of the scene through the big, bright, high-refractive-index pentaprism. You'd think that the Sony A900 would be slow at moving all those extra pixels, but it actually cranks along at an impressive five frames per second, thanks to a specially-designed mirror and shutter mechanism. There's a lot more to talk about, so click to read our Sony Alpha A900 digital SLR review, complete with full image analysis and nearly 4GB of test shots.

Read the full review »

Sony A900 Digital Camera Review
5 Star Review  Digitalcamerainfo.com - Mar 20, 2009

A leading brand in compact cameras for years, Sony has been less successful going head to head with Canon and Nikon when it comes to SLRs. The A900 is the company’s powerful attempt to compete with the big boys in the high-end market, a full-frame $2999 model with industry-leading 24.6-megapixel resolution, a superb optical viewfinder with nearly 100% coverage, dual processors and in-camera image stabilization. There are some features notably absent, though, including Live View and built-in flash, and our lab testing turned up problems with color accuracy and image noise. Our full testing results and hands-on analysis follow.

Read the full review »

Sony Alpha 900 review
4.5 Star Review  letsgodigital.org - Nov 23, 2008

The Sony Alpha 900 is the top model of the Alpha DSLR series, and as far as we are concerned a most interesting model for those who want to make the step to a high resolution DSLR. The Sony A900 has a lot to offer and lives up to the expectations. The Sony approach of certain functionalities we take for granted, and we can't but conclude that the Sony Alpha A900 is a valuable enhancement of the current DSLR market.

Read the full review »

Camera Labs –Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 review
4 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Oct 22, 2008

There's no doubt the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 delivers an impressive specification for the money: you get huge 24.6 Megapixel images from Sony's first full-frame sensor, quick continuous shooting, a superb viewfinder and built-in image stabilisation which works with any lens you attach. This is all packaged-into a unique-looking DSLR which has a superb match in the Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 lens. But while the A900 does have HDMI and a VGA screen, it's lagging behind in other modern features, such as not having Live View. It's also up against two compelling full-frame rivals: Nikon's D700 and Canon's EOS 5D Mark II. Sony's A900 may boast the highest resolution of the three, but does it really record more real-life detail than the 21.1 Megapixel Canon? Crucially are noise levels compromised at higher sensitivities, or was Nikon's strategy of keeping the pixel count down on the D700 a more sensible move than playing the numbers game? Find out in our full review of the Sony A900 at Cameralabs where we've directly compared its resolution and noise levels against the Nikon D700 and Canon's flagship EOS 1Ds Mark III while also flagging the pros and cons of each model - and as always, you can see the camera and its highlights demonstrated in our video tour.

Read the full review »

Sony A900 Review
5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Jan 26, 2009

The Sony A900 DSLR currently offers the best bang for your buck in terms of sheer resolution - about $3,000 / 2800 Euros / £2100 buys you this 24.6 megapixel, full-frame pro-level camera. Leading the megapixel race isn’t the only ace up the A900’s sleeve, with a host of professional features on offer including a body-integrated image stabilization system, large optical viewfinder with 100% field of view coverage, 5fps continuous shooting, maximum shutter speed of 1/8000s, x-sync speed of 1/250s and high-resolution LCD screen. The A900 is Sony’s first attempt at persuading pro shooters and well-heeled prosumers to turn away from Canon and Nikon and buy into a relatively young system.

Read the full review »

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 (body only)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Jan 20, 2009

THE GOOD: High resolution; in-body image stabilization; nice viewfinder; great accessory system. THE BAD: Cant lock focus-point selector; Intelligent Preview button much too easy to hit accidentally; some subpar aspects of performance; no Live View; loud mirror. THE BOTTOM LINE: A good first try at a pro-level camera, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 has the high resolution but unfortunately lacks some of the performance and usability you expect from a model in its price range.

Read the full review »

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 30, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 80 expert reviews for Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Best Digital Camera with Resolution Atleast 18 Megapixel For Video
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 18, 2010

Image is Average according to 15 Digital Camera experts. -- "My pictures in the field shot at ISOs below 800 looked great and sharp, and had minimal noise."-pcworld.com -- "The A900s expanded dynamic range options are extensive; they mainly added shadow detail to my images, and didnt really affect the highlights."-pcworld.com -- "the leftmost images are reasonably bright, the camera should do fine with typical city night scenes."-imaging-resource.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Video, Optics, Interface, Battery, etc.

Read the full review »





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