Sony has finally released its Full Frame sensor Alpha DSLR, the A900. 

 

  • 24.6 MP 35mm format full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Super SteadyShot full frame image sensor shift stabilization 
  • 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
  • Intelligent Preview Function
  • 3 User programmable custom memory modes on mode dial
  • Advanced Dynamic Range Optimizer
  • 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)
  • User interchangeable focusing screens (3 options)
  • CF Type I/II and MS slots
  • LI-ION battery
  • New Image Data Converter SR software (includes vignetting control)
  • New Vertical Grip
  • Supplied with wireless remote control (like the A700)
  • Magnesium Alloy body and rubber seals for dust and moisture resistance
  • AF micro adjustment
  • $2999.99 body price
  • October 2008

So, how does the new A900 DSLR take on the old top of the line A700 DSLR.

  • Dual Bionz processors in the A900 while the A700 only has one.
  • Three custom modes on mode dial of the A900 in place of A700’s scene modes
  • All new magnesium alloy construction
  • New 9 point AF with 10 assist points for Wide AF mode. The A700 has 11-point, 10 lines with center dual cross sensors.
  • 100% viewfinder coverage while the A700 is 95%
  • Improved noise reduction options including ‘off’, which the A700 should have in Firmware upgrade Ver 4.
  • Improved D-Range Optimizer auto function
  • No grip sensor or built-in flash (This is a negative in my opinion)
  • Top LCD info panel
  • Intelligent Preview Mode
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