Camera tech data for Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

General
NameSony Alpha DSLR-A850
Mount typeA-mount
Supported lensesclassic, xi, SSM, SAM, (D), DT
Release year2009
Statusdiscontinued
Digital parameters
Output resolution [pixels]6048×4032, 4400×2936, 3024×2016, 3984×2656 (APS-C), 2896×1928 (APS-C), 1984×1320 (APS-C)
Output resolution (16:9) [pixels]6048×3048, 4400×2472, 3024×1704
Output resolution (panorama) [pixels]
Output resolution (3D panorama) [pixels]
Effective output pixels24.4 M
Sensor typeCMOS, Bayer pattern, 12-bit ADC
Sensor size [mm] (crop factor)35.9×24 (1×)
ISO rangeauto (200–1600; conf.), 100–6400 (1/3 stops)
Color and post-processing
Color spacessRGB, Adobe RGB
Image parameterscontrast, saturation, sharpness, brightness (-3 – +3), zone matching (-1 – +2)
Creative stylesstandard, vivid, neutral, clear, deep, light, portrait, landscape, sunset, night view, autumn leaves, B/W, sepia
Picture effects
Picture parameters
Picture profiles
Soft skin effect
White balanceauto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, direct entry, custom (3 registers)
Color temperature range [K]2500–9900
Color temperature increments [K]100
Color compensation index [steps]± 9 (G/M)
White-balance bracketing [pictures per shot] (steps [mired])3 (10; 20)
Noise reductionlong exp. (>1s), high-ISO (3 levels; off)
D-range optimizerstandard, advanced auto, manual (5 levels)
DRO bracketing [pictures per shot] (levels)3 (2 levels)
Auto HDR
Lens compensation
Movie recording
Movie resolutions [size/fps]
Movie ISO range
Shutter speed (movie) [s]
Movie formats
Audio formats
Movie length
Microphone
Audio monitoring
Movie features
Auto-focus
AF sensors8 line, 1 double cross, 10 assist
AF range [EV]0 – 18
AF modesAF-A, AF-S, AF-C, DMF
AF range limiterno
AF assist lightyes
AF adjustment [no. of lenses]30
Features
Eye-startno
Anti-Shake/Super Steady Shotyes
Remote control via USB/WiFiyes
Other featurestop LCD, viewfinder shutter, intelligent preview, DT auto crop
Metering
Metering modes40 segments, center-weighted, spot (2.2%)
Metering range [EV] (with spot)0 – 20 (2 – 20)
Auto Exposure Lock buttonyes
Exposure modesAuto, P with shift, A, S, M with shift
Subject programs3 preset modes
Exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 5 (1/2), ± 5 (1/3)
Zebrano
Flash
Flash shoe typeiISO
Accessory shoe capFA-SHC1AM
Flash modesnormal, rear sync, slow sync
Flash metering40S-TTL (pre-flash only), ADI
Requires D flash unityes
Flash guide number [m]/ coverage [mm]-/-
X-Sync speed [s]1/250 (1/200 w/ SSS)
High Speed Syncyes
Wireless flash yes (only w/ separate controller)
Wireless x-sync speed [s]1/250 (1/200 w/ SSS)
Wireless HSSyes
Ratio flash controlyes
Flash exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 3 (1/2), ± 3 (1/3)
Studio flash socketyes
Flash Exposure Level lockno
Viewfinder
Viewfinder typepentaprism
Viewfinder resolution [pixels]
Viewfinder coverage98%
Viewfinder magnification0.74×
Eye relief [mm]/ from frame [mm]20.0/unknown
ScreensG (default), M, L
Diopter adjustment [diopters]-3.0 – +1.0
Eyepiece cupFDA-EP4AM
Viewfinder accessory compatibleyes
Live View
Live View zoom
AS/SS scale in viewfinderyes
Display
Display technology, size [mm/inches], resolution [dots]TFT, 3″, 921600
Display mountfixed
Histogram displayluminance, RGB
Automatic brightnessno
Touch screenno
Video output interfacesHDMI (1080i/720p/ 580p/576p)
Display accessories (opt.)screen protector PCK-LS4AM, screen protector PCK-LH4AM
Shooting
Frame rate [fps]3
Frame rate with AF [fps]3.0
Frame rate with live view [fps]
Shutter speed (still) [s]30 – 1/8000, B
Shutter typemech.
Self-timer [s]10, 2 (w/ mirror pre-fire)
Continuous self-timer [shots]
Bracketing frames (stops)3, 5 (1/3, 1/2, 2/3), 3 (2, 3)
Remote release socketMinolta/Sony 3-pin
Wireless remote releaseRMT-DSLR1, RMT-DSLR2, RMT-VP1
Release priorityyes
Depth of field previewyes
Aperture can be changed during depth of field previewyes
Silent depth of field previewyes
Storage
Storage media (number of slots)CompactFlash I/II (UDMA), Microdrive, Memory Stick Duo, PRO Duo, PRO-HG Duo (2)
Remote storage via USByes
File system formatsFAT12, FAT16, FAT32
File formatsARW 2.1, JPEG w/ EXIF 2.21
Power
Batteries1× NP-FM500H
Battery pack
Vertical gripVG-C90AM (1×/2× NP-FM500H)
External power supplyAC adaptor AC-VQ900AM, AC adaptor AC-PW10AM
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingyes
Mount materialsteel
Weight [g]850
Standard accessoriesstrap, body cap ALC-B55, accessory shoe cap FA-SHC1AM, USB cable, TV cable, battery NP-FM500H, charger BC-VM10, software
Other optional accessories
Misc
Other interfacesUSB 2.0 (High Speed)
USB modesmass storage, remote control/storage, PTP/PictBridge
PrintingExif Print, Print Image Matching Ⅲ
Latest firmware version (release date)2.00 (12/2010)
Comments
Reviews & linksMargaret Brown on PhotoReview Australia (full review)
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