35mm Full-Frame Digital SLR Camera

35mm Full-Frame Digital SLR Camera

35mm Full-Frame Digital SLR Camera

Photograph by Chukyo Ozawa SAL1635Z (Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM), 1/250 sec., F16, ISO 200, Auto white balance

The dream is within reach

Inheriting technology and design from the flagship 900, the 850 places the 24.6-megapixel resolution* of the 35mm full-frame Exmor

CMOS sensor as well as the stunning response and imaging performance of Dual BIONZ

processing engines in the hands of more discerning photographers whose skills and vision deserve the best.

If only superior detail, natural color and gradation, intuitive handling, and outstanding fit-and-finish will do, this is the camera for you.

This is a camera for the serious photographer … whether you’re serious about artistic expression, professional quality, or simply photographic enjoyment, the 850 will help you take your images to the next level. The dream of image quality approaching medium-format standards with digital SLR handling and speed is finally within reach.

* Effective megapixels (approx.)

Approaching perfection at the critical interface between light and signal

24.6-megapixel Exmor

CMOS full-frame sensor

Sony’s established semiconductor expertise is behind the exceptional performance of the 850 in many ways, but perhaps most prominently in its full-frame 24.6-megapixel

Exmor CMOS image sensor. This sensor – the same one used in the flagship 900 – was designed specifically for 35mm full-frame imaging, implementing proprietary Sony planarization technology for maximum flatness, plus over 6,000 on-chip column parallel analog/digital converters so that the analog image is converted to noise-resistant digital form right at the beginning of the processing chain.

Noise reduction is applied both before and after analog/digital conversion for an even cleaner signal.

Dual BIONZ

image processing for beauty and speed

The large volume of image data generated by the 850’s 24.6megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor is no challenge for the power of

Dual BIONZ image processing engines. Not only do the BIONZ engines give you exceptionally fast response, including the capability for continuous 3 fps shooting at full resolution*, but they deliver images with true-tolife color and tonal gradation as well.

They also apply two stages of advanced noise reduction so the finest image details come through. The combination of the high-resolution

Exmor image sensor and Dual BIONZ image processing engines delivers exceptionally high resolution and outstanding dynamic range, making it possible to take advantage of the stellar optical quality of precision

-series lenses.

* Approx.

24

.6

megapixels

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Multi-stage noise reduction for outstanding clarity

Referring to the diagram below, you can see that noise reduction is applied at four different stages: twice by the Exmor CMOS sensor (once before initial analogto-digital conversion, and once after), and twice by the Dual

BIONZ image processing engines before image processing.

Lens

850 noise reduction

Captured Image

Exmor CMOS Sensor

On-chip Column A/D Conversion + Dual Noise Reduction

Receptor Charge/Voltage

Conversion

A/D

Conversion

Analog Signal

Noise Reduction

Dual Noise Reduction

Digital Noise

Reduction

Both the points at which noise reduction is applied within the processing chain and the types of noise reduction applied have been precisely tailored to achieve maximum image clarity without compromising detail or tonal nuance.

Digital

Signal

Dual

Raw Data

NR

Raw Data

NR

Image Processor

NR with

Image Processing

NR with

Image Processing

Analog signal

Recording to

Memory Stick Duo /

CF Card

Data

Compression

Output

Digital signal Noise

SteadyShot INSIDE

image stabilization refined for full-frame imaging

More powerful and faster than the

SteadyShot INSIDE systems used in

-series DSLRs with APS-C type image sensors, this in-body image stabilization system has been redesigned to achieve optimum quality with the 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor. It is so effective that you’ll be able to shoot sharp images handheld at shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible.* SteadyShot INSIDE works with all compatible -series lenses, including macro and wide-angle types.

* Stabilization may vary according to lens

and shooting conditions.

SteadyShot INSIDE unit for 35mm full-frame format sensor (actual size) SteadyShot INSIDE unit for APS-C format sensor (actual size)

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Photograph by Takeshi Hirayama SAL2470Z (Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM), 1/320 sec., F8, ISO 200, White balance: Daylight

A fine view that puts you in touch with your subject

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A bright, low-distortion view from corner to corner

Optical precision is as advantageous in a viewfinder as it is in the rest of a camera, and the 850 does not compromise. An optical glass pentaprism and high-power condenser lens, plus the use of high refractive index glass for all eyepiece elements, offer an exceptionally clear, low-distortion view that contributes significantly to shooting ease and comfort. Greater clarity is achieved under the widest possible range of shooting conditions by the use of multi-layer anti-reflection coatings on almost all optical surfaces.

0.74x* magnification and expansive

98%* coverage facilitate framing. The standard Spherical Acute Matte focusing screen makes manual focusing easy, and a high eye-point improves visibility for eyeglass users.

* Approx.

Interchangeable focusing screens

The Type G spherical acute matte focusing screen supplied with the 850 can easily be replaced with an optional Type L or Type M screen to match your photographic application. The

Type L screen has gridlines for precise positioning and framing, while the highdispersion Type M screen is an ideal match for bright lenses with a maximum aperture of F2.8 or greater, making it easier to fine-tune focus manually.

Viewfinder schematic

Glass pentaprism

Eyepiece lens

High-power condenser lens

Type M focusing screen FDA-FM1AM

Type L focusing screen FDA-FL1AM

Super spherical acute matte

Spherical acute matte

Solid reliability for tough shooting conditions

Durable magnesium alloy body

Sometimes capturing great images means working under demanding conditions, and the 850 is built to take them in stride. The body’s front, rear, and top are formed of a lightweight high-strength magnesium alloy, while the interior chassis features high-tensile aluminum in a tower-bar configuration for rugged reliability. The critical mirror box is made of carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate resin that achieves the ideal combination of weight and rigidity. Overall, the balance and handling of the design are superb, maximizing comfort and efficiency in extended shooting sessions.

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Frame and capture with confidence

9-point autofocus detection with 10-point assist

Fast, accurate autofocus with a wide range of subjects means fewer missed shots, and that is precisely what you get with the

850’s center dual-cross 9-point

AF sensor system. There’s even a dedicated central sensor that enhances accuracy when shooting at apertures of F2.8 or larger. Ten additional “assist” sensors significantly improve subject detection when Wide AF is selected, as well as enhancing out-of-focus discrimination so that the system doesn’t “hunt” when attempting to focus. The sensors themselves have been specially designed for pinpoint detection and faster focusing. There’s even an AF Micro Adjust function that lets you fine tune auto-focus for individual lenses and register the settings so they will be automatically recalled when the corresponding lenses are attached.

AF sensors AF assist sensors

3 metering modes for optimum exposure in a variety of situations

A 40-segment honeycomb-pattern metering sensor coupled with advanced exposure algorithms achieves optimally balanced exposure in a wide range of lighting conditions. You can instantaneously switch between full 40-segment metering, center weighted metering or spot metering via a convenient selector on the rear of the camera body.

40-segment honeycomb

-pattern metering

Quick dial access to exposure modes

The 850’s standard exposure modes – Program Auto, Aperture

Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, and Manual – can be quickly accessed via a convenient topmounted Mode dial. The dial is ideally situated for fast on-the-fly mode changes.

AF Micro Adjust display

Center-weighted metering Spot metering

Program auto mode

Aperture priority mode

Shutter speed priority mode

Manual exposure mode

White balance settings for the right color in any light

In addition to versatile and accurate auto white balance, the 850 offers a range of user-tunable white balance presets that can be quickly accessed via a button on top of the camera body, including a Color Temperature mode in which you can directly specify the color temperature in kelvin together with magenta or green color-correction filters in a range of densities. There are also three user-definable custom settings.

The Drive mode menu includes a selection for white balance bracketing, in which each image is recorded at three different white balance settings.

-0.7 EV -0.3 EV ±0 EV

Exposure bracketing – the surefire solution for ideal exposure

Perfect exposure doesn’t always correspond to “technically correct” exposure. When you want the option to choose, the Drive mode can be set to auto exposure bracketing so you get 3 or 5 frames exposed in 0.3 EV, 0.5 EV, or 0.7 EV steps.

There’s also a ±2 EV mode that’s perfect for creating high dynamic range composites.

Intelligent Preview simulates exposure settings

This feature can be a tremendous advantage when you need fine photographic control right at the point of image capture. Intelligent

Preview lets you preview the effect of exposure, white balance, and

D-Range Optimizer variations on the camera’s LCD, along with the corresponding histogram, before actually taking the picture. This can be a great aid to achieving the desired look right in the camera, saving a considerable amount of post-processing time and effort.

+0.3 EV

Auto white balance mode

+0.7 EV

Simulation of Auto and Daylight white balance mode effects.

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Shape light and color to match your vision An interface that gives you total control

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D-Range Optimizer compensates for high contrast scenes

Scenes with a wide dynamic range can be exceedingly difficult to capture with natural tonal gradation. The

D-Range Optimizer function automatically compensates for extremes of light and shadow, analyzing and adjusting tonal values to achieve smooth, natural tonal balance while bringing out subtle highlight and shadow detail. You have a choice of three D-

Range Optimizer modes: Standard mode applies compensation based on analysis of the entire image, Advanced Auto compensation is based on individual analysis of separate areas of the composition, and Advanced Level lets you specify the strength of the compensation in five levels. There’s even a D-Range Optimizer bracketing function for bestshot selection.

D-Range Optimizer off

Advanced Level

Level 1

Standard mode Advanced Auto mode

Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

* D-Range Optimizer Advanced uses technology provided by Apical Limited.

3-inch* Xtra Fine LCD monitor for accurate image review

This monitor provides clear, bright image review with 270 ppi (approx.) resolution and high contrast. Hybrid construction and a multilayer antireflective coating ensure optimum visibility even under bright sunlight.

The large monitor also shows full

RGB histograms and provides a comprehensive info display that allows functions and camera settings to be checked at a glance.

The standard detailed display can be switched to an enlarged, simplified mode for easier reading, and the display is automatically rotated for correct orientation when the camera is held vertically.

A variety of index view options during playback make shot selection easy.

* Viewable area, measured diagonally

Creative Style supports your artistic vision

13 customizable styles are provided for use as a basis for creating images that are true to your photographic intent. You can use the base styles as they are, or fine-tune them by editing contrast, saturation, sharpness, brightness, and zone parameters (no saturation adjustment is provided for the monochrome Sepia or B/W styles). Up to 6 customized creative styles can be registered in the camera’s “Style Box” for instant recall whenever needed.

Creative Style settings

Standard

Vivid

Neutral

Clear

Deep

Light

Rich tonal gradation and color; suitable for a wide range of subjects and scenes

Heightened contrast and saturation; suitable for subjects such as flowers, spring foliage, sky scenes, and ocean views

Attenuated saturation and sharpness; provides a neutral starting point for images that are to be post-processed

For clear images with limpid colors in the highlights; helps evoke a sense of radiant light

For images with deep and dense color; helps evoke a sense of depth and solidity

For images with bright, uncomplicated color expression; helps evoke a light, refreshing ambience

Portrait

For images with rich, natural skin tones; ideal for portraits

Landscape

Heightened contrast, saturation, and sharpness for crisp detail and vivid color; ideal for landscapes and scenic views

Sunset

Saturated reds for warm, beautiful images of the setting sun

Night view

Attenuated contrast for more faithful reproduction of night view tonalities

Autumn leaves

Saturated reds and yellows for scenic views of autumn foliage

B/W

For black and white images

Sepia

For monochromatic sepia-tone imaging

Standard Style

Portrait Style

Night view style

Quick Navi display allows fast parameter adjustments on the fly

When you need to access and adjust a parameter quickly, the Quick Navi display is a fast, convenient way to do it. Just tap the Function (Fn) button next to the LCD monitor to switch it from the standard info mode to the Quick Navi mode, then you can quickly select and adjust a range of important shooting parameters via the multi-selector using only your thumb. Alternatively, you can adjust the selected parameter via the front or rear control dials, if you find that more comfortable. Parameters that can be accessed and adjusted via the Quick Navi display include ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, flash compensation, flash mode, drive mode, white balance, focus area, D-Range Optimizer, Creative

Style, image quality, image size, and memory card slot.

Single-frame view RGB histogram display 25-frame index view

1. Press 2. Adjust

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Efficiency and convenience are in the details

Controls

Mode dial

AF illuminator / Self-timer lamp

Shutter button

Front control dial

Remote sensor

Preview button

Flash sync terminal

Lens release button

Focus mode lever

Exposure button

Display panel

Accessory shoe

Rear control dial

For shooting: AF/MF button

For viewing: Enlarge button

Metering mode lever

For shooting: AE lock button /

SLOW SYNC button

For viewing: Index button

Power switch

Eyepiece sensors

MENU button

Display button /

LCD brightness button

Delete button

Playback button

LCD monitor

Multi-selector

For shooting: Custom button

For viewing: Histogram button

For shooting: Function button

For viewing: Image rotation button

SteadyShot INSIDE switch

Eyepiece shutter lever

Display panel illumination button

White Balance button

DRIVE button

ISO button

Built-in eyepiece shutter maintains metering precision

Close the eyepiece shutter in any shooting situation in which you’re not looking through the viewfinder – selftimer shots or long nighttime exposures, for example – to prevent extraneous light from entering the eyepiece and affecting the camera’s exposure metering.

REMOTE terminal

DC IN terminal

HDMI terminal

VIDEO OUT / USB terminal

Diopter adjustment dial

Memory card cover

Custom button for easy access to frequently used functions

Normally the Custom button on the rear of the camera selects the

Creative Style menu, but it can be easily reassigned to directly select any of 15 other functions, according to your personal shooting requirements.

3 user-programmable memories for favorite setting combinations

The numerals “1”, “ 2”, and “3” on the camera’s mode dial correspond to three memories that you can program with your own combinations of settings and modes. Simply set the dial to the appropriate number to instantly recall your custom setups.

High-density battery for outstanding endurance

A high-capacity InfoLITHIUM

™ battery pack offers outstanding endurance on a single full charge.

Remaining battery charge can be monitored via the 5-segment icon displays as well as in precise 1% increments.

NP-FM500H

Dual memory card slots add media versatility

With CompactFlash

/ Microdrive

™ and Memory Stick Duo

memory media* slots, you can load both and switch between them as required via the Quick Navi information display.

* Accepts high-speed CompactFlash UDMA,

MemoryStick Pro-HG Duo, MemoryStick Pro Duo,

and MemoryStick Duo media.

Durable long-life shutter unit built for professional use

A high-speed, high-precision shutter unit with a rated service life of approximately 100,000 activations ensures long-term reliability even under heavy use. Built to withstand the demands of 1/8000 sec. shutter speeds and continuous shooting with a full-frame sensor.

Top-mounted LCD panel provides convenient setting confirmation

A backlit LCD panel mounted on the top of the body allows convenient review of battery level, remaining frames, drive mode, shutter speed, and aperture. This is a particularly useful feature when the main LCD monitor is turned off.

Dust and moisture protection enhance reliability in harsh environments

The camera’s buttons and dials, terminals, viewfinder, and other vulnerable areas feature rubber seals to minimize the possibility of moisture and dust entering the body, for reliable operation.*

* Not waterproof or splash proof.

Anti-dust sensor protection keeps the sensor clean

In addition to a special anti-static coating that minimizes dust adherence, the anti-dust mechanism vibrates the sensor at a high frequency every time the camera is turned off to shake off dust that may have entered the camera while changing lenses.

Anti-dust sensor protection

Low-pass filter with special anti-static coating

Image sensor

Dust particles dislodged by sensor vibration

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Join the network

Freedom and communication via the Sony digital network

The ways you can view and share your digital images are multiplying rapidly, and the Sony digital network gives you a wide variety of options.

Connect and communicate your creativity with an ever-growing universe of digital photo frames, camcorders, Blu-ray disc players and recorders, high-definition televisions, and personal computers.

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Exhibit your work with the visual impact of BRAVIA

HDTV

With the 850, you can directly take advantage of outstanding

Sony BRAVIA HDTV image quality to display your images. Connect the

850 HDMI terminal to a compatible BRAVIA HDTV, and the TV will automatically switch to PhotoTV HD mode for dynamic display of images stored on the camera’s memory card, with faithful reproduction of delicate hues and tonal gradation.* PhotoTV

HD is an exclusive Sony BRAVIA

HDTV technology for optimum Full

HD still image display.

* HDMI cable (optional) is required.

Remote Commander is also optional.

Supplied software tools

Conversion and editing –

Image Data Converter SR

This powerful application facilitates fast conversion and editing of the large RAW image files from the

850’s 24.6-megapixel sensor. An intuitive interface allows easy adjustment of exposure, white balance, contrast, hue, sharpness, and tone curve, and also features an enhanced D-Range Optimizer function and compensation for light falloff at the image periphery.

Sorting and comparison –

Image Data Lightbox SR

Image Data Lightbox SR provides an efficient way to sort, compare, and organize RAW and JPEG files. It offers fast thumbnail display, a range of filtering options, and convenient compatibility with the Remote Camera Control application. Drag & drop selection of images for preview or comparison makes for easy, intuitive photo management.

Remote capture and control –

Remote Camera Control

In addition to allowing comprehensive remote camera operation from your computer – including all basic camera operations plus white balance, image quality, and D-Range Optimizer settings – this application transfers captured images directly to the computer so you can shoot for expended periods without having to worry about memory card capacity.

Photo library management –

PMB (Picture Motion Browser)

The perfect solution for general image file management, PMB makes it simple to organize photos in folders by tagging, ranking, and titling them for efficient access and retrieval.

PMB can also simplify the task of uploading your photos to photosharing websites, and it can utilize data from an optional GPS

Unit Kit to display images in a map format.

System requirements

OS***

CPU

PMB

Microsoft Windows

Windows XP* SP3 / Windows Vista* SP1

Pentium 3, or faster

Image Data Converter SR / Image Data Lightbox SR /

Remote Camera Control

Microsoft Windows

Windows XP* SP3 /

Windows Vista** SP1

Macintosh

Mac OS X (v 10.4 / v 10.5)

Pentium 4, or faster

1 GB, or more

Power PC G4 / G5 series

(1.0 GHz or faster recommended)

Intel Core Solo / Core Duo /

Core 2 Duo, or faster recommended

1 GB, or more Memory 256 MB, or more

* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. ** Starter (Edition) is not supported.

*** Compatible operating system: factory preinstalled only

GPS Unit Kit

GPS-CS3KA (optional)

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system lenses bring your vision to life

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They say a camera is only as good as its lens …

Lenses are a camera’s “soul,” defining how it renders scenes sliced from life and how much control the photographer has over that rendering. Sony offers an excellent range of lenses with varying capabilities that satisfy a wide spectrum of technical and creative requirements. Their purposes may be diverse, but the quality is all top class. The lineup will continue to evolve and grow as long as photographers demand quality that supports and nurtures their creativity.

G Lenses

TM

exemplify Sony dedication to optical excellence

No compromises. That about sums up the approach Sony applies to G

Lenses. They are the pride of everyone involved in their production, and have captured the imagination of serious photo enthusiasts everywhere with unparalleled image quality and rendering. G Lenses are designed and constructed to the very highest standards of optical excellence, making generous use of high-performance aspherical and ED glass elements wherever they result in superior clarity and sharpness. G Lenses also feature circular apertures for smooth, attractive defocusing.

SAL70400G

70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM

Wide zoom range from 70 mm to 400 mm, ED glass elements that deliver contrast and sharpness rivaling the best prime lenses, and smooth, quiet autofocus with SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) drive.

G Lenses

35mm F1.4 G

(SAL35F14G)

70–200mm F2.8 G

(SAL70200G)

70–300mm F4.5–5.6 G SSM

(SAL70300G)

70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM

(SAL70400G)

300mm F2.8 G

(SAL300F28G)

Quality control: the key to consistent satisfaction

Although most strongly associated with manufacture, quality control takes on a much broader meaning when applied to system lenses.

Every aspect of design and production, including optical performance, reliability, operating feel, and other factors that go beyond the conventional definition of “quality control,” is optimized to guarantee total customer satisfaction.

Carl Zeiss

®

optics contribute to outstanding imaging quality

Close cooperation between Sony and renowned optical specialist Carl

Zeiss has resulted in some truly outstanding lenses that, with liberal use of ED and super ED glass elements, offer stunning clarity, excellent contrast, impressive resolving power, and gorgeous defocusing characteristics that add up to expressive images. Carl Zeiss lens elements feature the legendary T* coating for minimal flare and ghosting.

SAL1635Z

Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM

Bright, wide-angle zoom with smooth, silent SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) AF operation. ED and super ED glass deliver clear, sharp rendering with minimum spherical aberration.

T* coating ensures minimal flare.

SAL2470Z

Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM

An exceptionally versatile wide-angle to mid-range

zoom lens with high-quality Carl Zeiss optics and an SSM autofocus drive system.

Carl Zeiss lenses

lenses

Vario-Sonnar T*

16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM

(SAL1635Z)

Vario-Sonnar T*

24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM

(SAL2470Z)

Planar T*

85mm F1.4 ZA

(SAL85F14Z)

Sonnar T*

135mm F1.8 ZA

(SAL135F18Z)

lenses for a broad range of applications

When diversity is a key consideration, Sony’s extensive lineup of high quality lenses is where you’ll find it.

The lineup includes fisheye, macro, reflex, super wide and super telephoto primes, teleconverters, and zooms covering a number of ranges. Whatever the photographic challenge, there’s an lens that will meet it.

SAL2875

28-75mm F2.8 SAM

This bright F2.8 standard zoom incorporates four aspherical and

three ED glass elements, achieving superb performance in a remarkably compact, lightweight package. Internal SAM

(Smooth Autofocus Motor) drive ensures responsive autofocus.

28-75mm F2.8 SAM

(SAL2875)

75–300mm F4.5–5.6

(SAL75300)

16mm F2.8 Fisheye

(SAL16F28)

20mm F2.8

(SAL20F28)

28mm F2.8

(SAL28F28)

50mm F1.4

(SAL50F14)

50mm F2.8 Macro

(SAL50M28)

100mm F2.8 Macro

(SAL100M28)

135mm F2.8 T4.5 STF

(SAL135F28)

500mm F8 Reflex

(SAL500F80)

1.4x Teleconverter

(SAL14TC)

2x Teleconverter

(SAL20TC)

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Accessories for maximum shooting versatility

External Flash HVL-F58AM

GN58 power* with Quick Shift Bounce for optimum angle in any camera orientation.

6-level zoom, fast recharge, high-speed sync,

WB compensation, ADI flash metering, wireless flash control, and large LCD display panel.

External Flash HVL-F42AM

GN42 power* with a variable-angle head, auto zoom, wireless flash support, fast recharge, AWB,

ADI metering, high-speed sync, and built-in wide panel. Comes with Mini Stand for wireless flash.

* 105mm, ISO100 m

External Flash HVL-F20AM

Compact and slim with GN20 power (50mm, ISO100 m).

Ideal for auxiliary illumination as well as wireless flash triggering. Wireless control, AWB, ADI metering, and bounce switch.

Wireless multi flash (setup: 850 and three HVL-F58AM units)

Batteries / Grip & Charger lighting system

Shooting accessories

Angle Finder

FDA-A1AM

Magnifier

FDA-M1AM

External Flash

HVL-F58AM

External Flash

HVL-F42AM

External Flash

HVL-F20AM

Vertical Grip

VG-C90AM

Eyepiece Correctors

FDA-ECF05 (+0.5) / ECF10 (+1.0) / ECF15 (+1.5) / ECF20 (+2.0) /

ECF-30 (+3.0) , FDA-ECN10 (-1.0) / ECN20 (-2.0) /

ECN30 (-3.0) / ECN40 (-4.0)

Macro Twin Flash Kit

HVL-MT24AM

Ring Light

HVL-RLAM

Hot Shoe Adaptor

FA-HS1AM

AC Adapter / Charger

AC-VQ900AM

External Battery Adapter for Flash

FA-EB1AM

Sync Terminal Adaptor

FA-ST1AM

Off-Camera Cable for Flash

FA-CC1AM

Rechargeable

Battery Pack

NP-FM500H

AC Adapter

AC-PW10AM

Extension Cable for Flash

FA-EC1AM

Off-Camera Shoe for Flash

FA-CS1AM

Memory cards

Memory Stick Duo

TM

Series

Memory Stick PRO Duo

TM

Series

Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

TM

Series

GPS units

GPS Unit Kit

GPS-CS1KA*

GPS-CS1KASP

GPS Unit

GPS-CS1*

GPS-CS3KA

* For use with DSLR-A850, an application

update is required. Please access the

URL below for more information.

http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/

www/accy/gps/

Multi-Flash Cable

FA-MC1AM

Triple Connector for Flash

FA-TC1AM

Cases & Straps

Camera Case

LCS-AMLC4

System Case

LCS-SC5

System Case

LCS-SC20

Focusing Screen

FDA-FM1AM

(Type M)

LCD Protect Cover

PCK-LH4AM

Focusing Screen

FDA-FL1AM

(Type L)

LCD Protect Sheet

PCK-LS4AM

Eyepiece Cup

FDA-EP4AM

Remote

Commander

RM-S1AM

Remote

Commander

RM-L1AM

Wireless Remote

Commander

RMT-DSLR1

System Case

LCS-AMSC30

Messenger Type Bag

LCS-MS10

Soft Carrying Case

LCS-TT10

Shoulder Strap

STP-SB1AM

Shoulder Strap

STP-SB2AM

Shoulder Strap

STP-XS2AM

Shoulder Strap

STP-SS2AM

Shoulder Strap

STP-SS3AM

Shoulder Strap

STP-SS4AM

Shoulder Strap

STP-SH1AM

(Genuine leather)

Grip Belt

STP-GB1AM

(Genuine leather)

Hand Strap

STP-HS1AM

Lens Cap Holder

LCS-LC1AM

Wrapping Cloth

LCS-WR1AM

Lens Cases

LCL-60AM / LCL-90AM / LCL-140AM

Lens accessories

Circular PL Filters

VF-49CPAM/ 55CPAM / 62CPAM /

67CPAM / 72CPAM / 77CPAM

ND Filters [8x]

VF-49NDAM / 55NDAM / 62NDAM /

67NDAM / 72NDAM / 77NDAM

MC Protectors

VF-49MPAM / 55MPAM / 62MPAM /

67MPAM / 72MPAM / 77MPAM

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Vertical Grip VG-C90AM

Super handling for vertical-format shooting.

Rugged magnesium alloy plus dust and moisture protection.* Holds two InfoLITHIUM ™ batteries with automatic switching.

* Not waterproof or splashproof

Shoulder Strap STP-SB2AM

Made of tough neoprene.

One-touch length adjustment plus detachable connectors.

Grip Belt STP-GB1AM

Simple to adjust, genuine leather belt for a secure, one-hand grip.

Usable with any digital SLR with or without Vertical Grip attached.

Availability depends on areas

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Main specifications of

System

Camera type

Lens mount

Lens compatibility

Image Sensor

Sensor type

Effective pixels

Total pixels

Aspect ratio

Anti-Dust function

Recording

Image format

Digital SLR camera for use with interchangeable lenses

Sony mount

Sony lenses, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses*

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35mm-film format (35.9 x 24.0 mm), Exmor CMOS sensor

Approx. 24.6 megapixels

Approx. 25.7 megapixels

3:2

Charge protection coating on low-pass filter, image-sensor shift mechanism

Image size

Image quality modes

Media

Card slot

Noise reduction

Color space

Creative Style

D-Range Optimizer

White Balance

JPEG (DCF2.0 and Exif 2.21 compliant, DPOF supported), RAW (Sony ARW 2.1 format), RAW + JPEG

<Aspect ratio 3:2>

L size: 6048 x 4032 (24M), M size: 4400 x 2936 (13M), S size: 3024 x 2016 (6.1M)

<Aspect ratio 16:9>

L size: 6048 x 3408 (21M), M size: 4400 x 2472 (11M), S size: 3024 x 1704 (5.2M)

<APS-C size capture>

L size: 3984 x 2656 (11M), M size: 2896 x 1928 (5.6M), S size: 1984 x 1320 (2.6M)

RAW, cRAW (compressed), RAW & JPEG (Fine), cRAW (compressed) & JPEG (Fine),

Extra Fine, Fine, Standard

Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,

CompactFlash (Type I / Type II, UDMA Mode 5 compliant), Microdrive

Dual slot for Memory Stick Duo / CompactFlash, selectable with Quick Navi or from Setup Menu

Long exposure NR: On/Off selectable, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.

High ISO NR: High / Normal / Low / Off selectable at ISO 1600 or higher sRGB / Adobe RGB selectable from Recording Menu

13 image styles: Standard / Vivid / Neutral / Clear / Deep / Light / Portrait /

Landscape / Sunset / Night View / Autumn Leaves / B&W / Sepia

Adjustable parameter: Contrast / Saturation / Sharpness / Brightness / Zone Matching*

6 settings can be registered. * Saturation cannot be set for B&W and Sepia.

Modes: Off / Standard / Advanced Auto / Advanced (Lv 1 to 5)

DRO Advanced Bracketing: 3 frames, Hi / Lo selectable

Modes

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash

Color Temperature (2500 – 9900K) with color filter (19-step magenta / green compensation)

Custom (3 settings can be registered)

White Balance Bracketing: 3 frames, Hi / Lo level selectable

Focus Control

Type

Sensor

No. of focus points

Sensitivity range

Modes

Focus areas

Other features

Exposure

TTL phase detection system

CCD line sensors

9 points (center dual-cross type) with 10 assist points

EV 0 – 18 (at ISO 100)

Single-shot AF (AF-S), Automatic AF (AF-A), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF),

Manual Focus (MF)

Wide, Spot, Local (9 local focus areas, selectable with multi selector )

AF Micro Adjustment (+/- 20-step increments for up to 30 different lenses), Predictive control,

Focus lock, AF illuminator (LED, Range: approx. 1 – 7 m, Auto / Off selectable)

Metering

Exposure control

ISO sensitivity

(recommended

exposure index)

Viewfinder

Type

Field coverage

Magnification

Diopter adjustment

Eye point

Focusing screen

Area displayed

Other displays

Eyepiece shutter

Type: TTL metering

Cell: 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC

Range: EV 0 – 20 (EV 2 – 20 in spot metering mode) (at ISO 100 with F1.4 lens)

Modes: Multi segment, Center-weighted, Spot

Modes: Auto, Program Auto (P, with program shift), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M)

Exposure compensation: +/-3 EV, 0.3 / 0.5 EV steps selectable

Bracketing: 3 / 5 frames selectable, Single or Continuous selectable, 0.3 / 0. 5/ 0.7 / 2.0* EV steps selectable

* 2.0 EV bracketing limited to 3 frames.

ISO 200 – 3200 in 1/3 EV steps (ISO 100 – 6400 can be set as expanded ISO range)

ISO Auto Range: ISO 200 – 1600, ISO 400 – 1600, ISO 400 – 800, ISO 200 – 800,

ISO 200 – 400 selectable

Fixed eye-level, pentaprism

Approx. 98 %

Approx. 0.74 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m

-1

-3.0 to +1.0 m -1

Approx. 20 mm from the eyepiece (at -1 m -1 )

)

Spherical acute matte screen (G Type). User-replaceable L type FDA-FL1AM (grid type) and

M type FDA-FM1AM (super-spherical acute matte type) available (both types optional)

AF area, Spot AF area, Spot metering area, Shooting area for aspect ratio 16:9, APS-C size area

Flash compensation, Flash charging, Wireless flash, High-speed sync, Manual focus, Focus signal,

Shutter speed, Aperture, EV scale, AE lock, Shot-remaining counter, Camera shake warning,

SteadyShot scale, Aspect ratio 16:9

Built in

LCD Monitor

Type

Total number of dots

Coverage

Brightness adjustment

Flash Control

External flash units

Control

Flash compensation

Modes

Flash bracketing

Sync terminal

3.0-inch type* Xtra Fine LCD * Viewable area, measured diagonally

921,600 dots

100%

Adjustable in +/- 5 steps

Preview

Function

LCD Panel

Displays

Compensation effect

Intelligent Preview / Optical Preview selectable from menu

Shutter speed, Aperture, Exposure compensation, White balance, ISO sensitivity,

Drive mode, Battery remaining, Remaining number of recordable images, with illumination

Shutter

Type

Speed range

Flash sync speed

Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb

1/200 sec. with SteadyShot INSIDE, 1/250 sec. without SteadyShot INSIDE

SteadyShot INSIDE ™ (Image Stabilization)

Type

Indications

Image-sensor shift mechanism

SteadyShot scale and camera-shake warning in the viewfinder

Equivalent to approx. 2.5 to 4 steps in shutter speeds

(varies according to shooting conditions and lens used)

system flash units (optional)

ADI, Pre-flash TTL

+/- 3 EV (0.3 / 0.5 EV steps selectable)

Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Wireless*, Slow sync, High-speed Sync

* HVL-F58AM, HVL-F56AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-F36AM supported; As the wireless trigger, either HVL-F58AM or HVL-F20AM is required.

3 / 5 frames, 0.3 / 0.5 / 0.7 / 2.0* EV step selectable

* 2.0 EV bracketing limited to 3 frames.

Built in, adaptable to the sync terminal of the opposite polarity

Drive

Modes

Continuous shooting speed

No. of frames recordable

Playback

Single, Continuous, Self-timer (10 sec. / 2 sec. delay selectable),

Mirror lock up, Remote commander

Approx. 3 frames per sec. (max.)

Standard: 593, Fine: 384, Extra Fine: 34, RAW: 16, cRAW: 18, RAW & JPEG: 12, cRAW & JPEG: 12

Modes

Single (with or without shooting information, with 4 previous / following images,

RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning), 4 / 9 / 25-frame index view, enlarged display modes (max. zoom ratio: L size: 19x, M size: 14x, S size: 9.4x)

Interface

Computer interface type

Video output

HDMI output

USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Mass Storage (Multi LUN compliant) / PTP / PC Remote Control

NTSC / PAL selectable

HDMI mini connector, 1080i / 720p / SD selectable (optional HDMI cable required)

Remote control

Others

Supported OS Environments

Windows

Windows 2000 Professional SP4 / Windows XP* SP3 / Windows Vista** SP1

* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) not supported. ** Starter (Edition) not supported.

Macintosh

Print

Compatible standards

Wired control: Remote Commander RM-S1AM / RM-L1AM (optional)

Wireless control: with Remote Commander RMT-DSLR1 (optional)

PhotoTV HD supported

Mac OS X (v. 10.1.3 - v. 10.5)

Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, PictBridge

Power

Power source

Battery performance

External power source

Others

Dimension (WxHxD)

Weight

Operating temperature

One Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FM500H

Approx. 880 shots (measured using CIPA standards)

AC Adapter AC-PW10AM (optional) / Charger AC-VQ900AM (optional)

Approx. 156.3 x 116.9 x 81.9 mm (6-1/8 x 4-5/8 x 3-1/4 in.) (excl. protrusions)

Approx. 850 g (1 lb 14 oz) (w/o battery, memory card, accessories)

0 – 40 degrees C (32 – 104 degrees F)

*1 DT lenses are not recommended for use with 35mm full-frame sensors due to their differing image circle size,

which may affect light metering accuracy in certain shooting situations.

Specifications are based on the information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.

Number of recordable frames for single media (Aspect ratio 3:2, image size L 24MB / M 13MB / S 6.1MB)

Memory Stick Duo

Capacity

Quality

Standard

Fine

Extra fine cRAW & JPEG (Fine)

RAW + JPEG (Fine) cRAW

RAW

L

294

196

85

55

41

2GB

63

45

77

52

M

477

334

152

S

766

582

275

68

48

L

582

388

168

110

81

4GB

125

89

154

103

M

944

662

302

S

1517

1152

545

135

95

L

1169

779

339

221

164

8GB

M

1896

1330

606

251

180

309

208

S

3048

2315

1094

273

191

L

2369

1579

687

449

333

16GB

M

3844

2697

1229

509

365

627

423

S

6179

4694

2219

553

388

CompactFlash card

Capacity

Quality

Standard

Fine

Extra fine cRAW & JPEG (Fine)

RAW + JPEG (Fine) cRAW

RAW

L

296

197

86

56

41

2GB

M

481

337

153

63

45

78

52

* When you shoot with aspect ratio set to [16:9], or with APS/C size Capture function [On], you can record more frames than shown above.

However, when you record an image in RAW format with 16:9 aspect ratio, number of recordable frames is the same as with 3:2 aspect ratio.

* For further detail, please visit our website and go to "Support".

S

773

587

277

69

48

L

593

395

172

112

83

4GB

M

962

675

308

127

91

157

105

S

1547

1175

555

138

97

L

1185

790

343

224

166

8GB

M

1922

1348

614

254

182

313

211

S

3090

2347

1109

276

194

L

2370

1580

687

449

333

16GB

M

3844

2697

1229

509

365

627

423

S

6180

4694

2219

553

388

Trademarks & Remarks

* is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

* Exmor

VAIO

, BIONZ

, InfoLITHIUM

Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

, Bravia , SteadyShot INSIDE, Cyber-shot

, Memory Stick

, Memory Stick PRO

, and MagicGate

, S-Frame , Picture Station

, Memory Stick Duo

, HANDYCAM

, Memory Stick PRO Duo

are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.

* PLAYSTATION is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

* Blu-ray Disc and

are trademarks.

* Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

* Macintosh, Mac OS, and Power Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

* HDMI, HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

* Intel, Intel Core, MMX, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.

,

,

* CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.

* Microdrive is a registered trademark of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies in the United States and/or other countries.

* Adobe is a trademark or registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

* All other company and product names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

InfoLITHIUM

is a lithium battery pack which can exchange data with compatible electronic equipment about its energy consumption.

Sony recommends that you use the battery back with electronic equipment bearing the mark.

Screen displays are simulated.

Printed in Japan

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