Sharp ER-A850 User manual

Sharp ER-A850 User manual
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera
The rugged Sony® α850 DSLR features a 35mm full frame 24.6 megapixel Exmor™
CMOS image sensor and SteadyShot INSIDE™ body-integrated image stabilization
for a full frame DSLR. In addition, Dual BIONZ™ imaging processors allow
continuous shooting up to 3 fps with superb image quality and ultra-low noise.
35mm full frame 24.6MP Exmor™
CMOS image sensor
The A850 features a 35mm full frame
Exmor™ CMOS image sensor that is
approximately 2.35x larger than the
APS-C sized sensors found in many DSLR
cameras. The result is 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 and
delivers sharper, higher contrast photos.
SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-camera image
Building on years of expertise, Sony has
developed the world’s first bodyintegrated image stabilization solution
for a full frame DSLR1 . The SteadyShot
INSIDE™ in-camera image stabilizer
actually shifts the image sensor to
compensate for camera shake without
sacrificing image quality. The
compensation effect is equal to as
many as four shutter speed steps, giving
you more creative freedom when
shooting in low light. And, because it is
integrated into the camera body,
SteadyShot INSIDE technology works
with all compatible α system lenses.
Dual BIONZ™ processors for up to fast
3fps performance:
The α harnesses the power of Dual
BIONZ™ image processing engines to
deliver true-to-life images with ultra-low
noise and continuous shooting at up to
3 fps.
Ultra bright, 98% coverage glass
pentaprism viewfinder
A large, ultra bright glass pentaprism
viewfinder provides you with amazing
clarity and high optical performance
for tighter focus control. In addition, it
offers viewfinder magnification of 0.74x,
allowing you to see an image nearer to
its actual size, as well as 98% field
coverage for detailed framing work.
Intelligent Preview Function
The Intelligent Preview function allows
you to see the effects of manual
adjustments to exposure value, shutter
speed, aperture, Dynamic Range
Optimizer and White Balance before
you take the shot, so you can determine
the optimum settings before you take
the shot, instead of losing time to trialand-error.
3.0” Xtra Fine™ LCD4 (921K pixels)
Review your images in stunning detail
on the 3.0” Xtra Fine™ LCD4 display
(921k pixels). With photo-quality
resolution of 270ppi (pixels per inch),
you can identify any necessary focus or
exposure corrections at the time of
capture, rather than discovering them
when you transfer your images to your
PhotoTV HD viewing w/ HDMI™ output
The α850 provides direct HDMI™ output
to your BRAVIA® HDTV and other
compatible HDTV screens, so you can
view and share photos in breathtaking
clarity and detail Additionally, PhotoTV
HD capable BRAVIA® HDTVs will
automatically optimize display
settings, such as sharpness, gradation,
and color to display your images in a
way that more closely matches the
natural look of printed photographs
Precise and fast 9-point AF system w/ 10
point assist
A high-performance autofocus system
uses 9 focus points (center dual-cross
type) and 10 assist points to deliver fast
and precise focusing.
Rugged magnesium alloy shell
The body of the A900 is entirely covered
in a die-cast magnesium alloy shell,
providing a rugged feel and
surprisingly lightweight.
Moisture/dust-resistant design
Sealed viewfinder optics and rubber
gasket surrounds on all buttons, dials,
and switches help resist the entry of dust
and moisture into the camera, and
allow for safe use in a wide range of
Anti-Dust Technology
Changing lenses in a DSLR can allow
dust to enter the camera -- so to help
keep the CMOS imager cleaner for
better pictures, the Sony® α; (alpha)
DSLR-A900 utilizes both static-free antidust coating on the imager's filter and
anti-dust vibration that automatically
shakes the sensor to dislodge dust each
time the camera is shut off.
Battery Performance
A supplied InfoLITHIUM® lithium-ion
battery provides long-lasting
performance, allowing you to capture
approximately 880 images on a single
charge7 .
Durable Shutter Design
The shutter mechanism in the A900 is
designed to achieve shutter speeds up
to 1/8000 seconds and proven for
100,000 cycle operation.
Dual Card Slots
The A900 features a dual card slots and
accepts both CompactFlash® and
Memory Stick Duo™ Media (sold
40-Segment Multi-Pattern Metering
A 40-segment multi-pattern metering
system provides superior exposure
control accuracy in a wide range of
lighting conditions.
Dynamic Range Optimizer
To recover details in dark or bright
areas of the image, the A900 provides
multiple levels of Dynamic Range
Optimization: Standard mode, to
improve shadow detail using standard
gamma curves; Advanced Auto mode,
allowing you to select any of 5 DRO
correction levels, or DRO Advanced
Bracketing, which automatically takes
three shots at different DRO levels with a
single shutter press.
On-Chip Column A/D Conversion
Analog-to-digital signal conversion is
performed by the full frame Exmor™
CMOS image sensor.
Dual Noise Reduction Processing
In addition to digitizing analog
signals, the full frame Exmor™ CMOS
image sensor also performs both
analog and digital noise reduction.
This on-chip dual noise reduction
process aids in the high speed transfer
of noiseless digital signals.
F2.8 Sensor
The autofocus system in the α850
features a highly accurate F2.8 sensor
for improved focus precision when
using lenses faster than F2.8.
Updated Image Data Converter SR3
Updated Image Data Converter SR3
software improves your workflow with
faster RAW file processing and
improved image correction.
APS-C Size Capturing
Viewfinder magnification of 0.74x
Eyepiece Shutter
AF Micro Adjustment
Optional Focusing Screens (sold
Mirror Lockup Mode
2EV Exposure Bracketing (3 exposures)
Rubberized Grip
Image Data Lightbox software
Remote Camera Control
Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Software
Convenient Button Placement
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera
Flash Metering System: ADI flash (automatic
change for Pre-flash TTL)
Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Wireless (with
Flash HVL-F58AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-F56AM,
Camera Type: Sony α Digital 35mm SLR full-frame
camera w/ pentaprism viewfinder and interchangeable lenses
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 24.6
Imaging Sensor: 35mm Full-frame Exmor™ CMOS
Type: No pop-up flash. Hot shoe compatible with
Sony α system flash.
Diopter Adjustment: -1m -1
Eye relief: Approx. 20 mm from the eyepiece
Field of View: 98%
Pixel Gross: Approx. 25.7 megapixels
Magnification: 0.74x (with 50mm lens at infinity)
Processor: Dual BIONZ™ image processors
Type: Fixed eye-level system with optical glass
Recording Mode: cRAW+JPEG(Fine), RAW+JPEG
(Fine), cRAW(compressed), RAW, JPEG Extra
fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Still Actual 16:9: L size: 6048 x 3408 (21M)
M size: 4400 x 2472 (11M)
S size: 3024 x 1704 (5.2M)
Still Actual 3:2: L size:6048 x 4032 (24.6M)
M size: 4400 x 2936 (13M)
S size: 3024 x 2016 (6.1M)
BIONZ™ Engine: Dual BIONZ™ processors
Lens Mount Type: Sony α lens, Minolta and Konica
Minolta AF lens
Recording Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo™
media / Compact Flash Type I, Type II
(Microdrive),UDMA(Mode5) compliant
Operating System Compatibility: Windows 2000
Professional SP4
Windows XP* SP3
Windows Vista** SP1
Mac OS X(v10.1.3-v10.5)
Focusing Screen: Spherical Acute Matte Screen
AF modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF,
Continuous AF, (AF/MF selectable)
Drive Mode: Single-shot, Cont., Self-timer, Bracket;
single/cont./WB/DRO adv., Mirror Lock-up,
Remote Commander
Exposure Compensation: ±3.0 EV, 1/3EV,1/2EV
steps selectable
Exposure settings: Auto, Program Auto (A) (with
Program Shift), Shutter priority (S), Aperture
priority (A), Manual (M)
Operating Conditions
Operating Temperature: 32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40
degrees C)
Weight: Approx. 1lb-14oz (850g) without battery,
memory card, accessories
Measurements: (WHD) 6-1/8” x 4-5/8” x 31/4” (156.3 x 116.9 x 81.9mm) (excl.
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year Parts & Labor
Supplied Accessories
M-series Lithium-Ion Battery (NP-FM500H)
Battery Charger w/cord (BC-VM10)
Video Cable
USB Cable
Focus Area: Wide (Auto, up to 9 areas), Spot,
Local (9 local areas selectable)
Shoulder strap with eyepiece cap and Remote
Commander clip
Burst Mode: 3 fps max
Focus Points: 9 points + 10 assist focus points
(local areas,selection with the multi-selector)
Body cap
Anti-dust function: Charge protection coating on
low pass filter and image-sensor shift
Focus Sensitivity: 0 EV to +18 EV(at ISO100
BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI with compatible
ISO: Auto, selectable 100 to 6400 (in 1/3 EV steps)
Self Timer: Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds with mirrorup function)
Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear,
Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night,
Autumn, B/W, Sepia
Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night,
Autumn, B/W, Sepia
User Interface: Easy-to-read Graphic Display and
on-screen Help Guide
User-friendly function menu
Inputs and Outputs
USB Port(s): Yes, Supports USB 2.0 Hi-speed
HD Output: Yes (w/ optional HDMI cable)
Memory Card Slot: Dual memory card slot:
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media
Compact Flash memory card
Tripod Mount: Yes, 1/4"-20
LCD Display
Brightness Control: ±5 steps manual
Coverage: 100% (Playback)
Type: 3" TFT Xtra Fine LCD (921,600 pixels)
Flash Compensation: ±3 EV (in 1/3EV, 1/2EV
steps selectable)
Focus System: TTL phase detection system
Metering: TTL metering w/ 40-segment
honeycomb-pattern SPC
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted,
Spot, Auto Exposure Lock (AEL button)
Metering Sensitivity: 0 EV to 20 EV (+2 EV to +20EV
with Spot metering), (at ISO 100 equivalent
with F1.4 lens)
White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy,
Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Battery Type: NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Capacity: 7.2V, CIPA standard: approx.
880 pictures3
Number of Shots: Approx. 880 shots (CIPA
Supplied Software: Image Data Converter SR3.1
(Windows & Macintosh)
Image Data Lightbox SR2.1 (Windows &
Remote Camera Control 2.0 (Windows &
PMB -P icture Motion Browser 4.2.13 (Windows
Accessory shoe cap
Software/USB Driver CD-ROM
NOTE: No Memory media is included.
NOTE: No lens included
Optional Accessories
HVL-F20AM External Flash
NP-FH50AM Rechargeable Battery
UPC Code: 027242772410
1. World’s highest as of September 2008
2. Viewable area, measured diagonally.
3. HD viewing requires HDMI™ cable and HDMI™ compatible HDTV (both
sold separately). PhotoTV HD viewing requires PhotoTV HD capable
Sony® BRAVIA® HDTV (sold separately).
4. Requires Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP
SP2, or Windows Vista®. Not supported by Mac OS.
5. When a DT lens is mounted, images are automatically cropped to the
APS-C size, regardless of the APS-C size capture setting. Using a DT lens
is not guaranteed because the corners of the field are darkened and
the camera does not meet the primary AE performance standard.
6. Performance not guaranteed with lenses produced by other
7. Under average conditions; when fully charged, actual results may vary
based on camera settings and conditions of use.
© 2009 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or
in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, α , BIONZ, BRAVIA,
Sync, Xtra Fine LCD Plus, SteadyShot INSIDE™ , Memory Stick, Memory
Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, InfoLITHIUM, HDNA, and Stamina,
are trademarks of Sony. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licencing LLC. All
other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Non-metric
weights and measurements are approximate and may vary.
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Last Updated: 01/13/2010
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