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Sony DSLR-A850 Specifications

Imager 24.6 (effective) megapixel full frame (35mm) Exmor CMOS sensor; RGB primary color filters
Lens Mount Sony a Alpha/Minolta A-type bayonet

File format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.21, MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF compatible
Number of recorded pixels Still images 16:9 - L size: 6048 x 3408 (21M) M size: 4400 x 2472 (11M) S size: 3024 x 1704 (5.2M)
3:2 - L size:6048 x 4032 (24.6M) M size: 4400 x 2936 (13M) S size: 3024 x 2016 (6.1M)
Image quality cRAW+JPEG(Fine), RAW+JPEG(Fine), cRAW(compressed), RAW, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Aspect Ratio 3:2 or 16:9
Autofocus system Through-the-lens (TTL) phase-detection system, CCD line sensors: 9 points + 10 assist focus points (local areas,selection with the multi-selector)
Autofocus area 9-Point Wide Focus Area
Focus area is selectable between 
Wide (Up to 9 active focus points), Spot, Local (9 local areas selectable)
Focus modes Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, (AF/MF selectable)
Focusing sensitivity 0 - 18 EV (at ISO 100 equivalent)
AF illuminator Range: Approx 3.3 - 23 ft. (1 - 7 m)
White-balance control Auto plus 7 Modes (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom), each adjustable in 6 steps (-2 to +4).
Exposure metering TTL metering using 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC (40-segment Honeycomb-pattern/Center-weighted/Spot metering)
Metering range: 0 - 20 EV (2 - 20 EV with spot metering)
* at ISO100 with f/1.4 lens.
Exposure Compensation ±3EV (1/3 or 1/2 EV increments)
D-Range Optimizer Off, Standard, Advanced Auto, and Advanced Level (Lv 1-5
Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Range: 30-1/8000 second, Bulb (1/3 EV step)
Flash sync speed: 1/250 second (SteadyShot deactivated), 1/200 second (SteadyShot activated)

Super SteadyShot Image sensor-Shift mechanism with indicator in viewfinder
Super SteadyShot Compensation capability: Approx. 2.5 to 4.0 EV decrease in Shutter speed (varies according to shooting conditions and lens used.)
Anti-Dust System: Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and image sensor shift mechanism.
Exposure modes Auto, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Custom 1/2/3
Drive modes Single-shot, Continuous, Self-timer, Mirror lockup, Remote Commander, Bracketing; Continuous, Single, WB, DRO advance
Continuous Shooting Up to 3.0 fps
JPEG: Max 34 frames in Extra fine, 384 frames in Fine, 593 frames in Standard
RAW: 16 frames
cRAW: 18 frames
RAW+JPEG: 12 frames
cRAW+JPEG: 12 frames

Sensitivity ISO : Auto, selectable 100 to 6400 (in 1/3 EV steps)
Creative Style modes Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night view, Autumn leaves, B/W, and Sepia.
Setting Adj. for; Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Brightness, and Zone
Exposure bracketing 0.3/0.7 Ev increments; Number of brackets: 3 or 5 frames
Flash Hotshoe accepts Sony HVL-F58AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-F56AM, F36AM external speedlites
Flash metering: ADI flash (automatic change for Pre-flash TTL)
Flash modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Wireless  (with Flash HVL-F56AM, F42AM, etc.)
Viewfinder Type: Eye-level system with glass pentaprism
Focusing screen: Spherical Acute Matte screen
Field of view: Approximately 98%
Magnification: 0.74x (with 50mm lens focused on infinity)
Diopter control: -3.0 to + 1.0m-1
Eye-relief: Approx. 20mm from the eyepiece
LCD monitor 3.0-inch TFT color LCD with Clear Photo Plus design
Total dots: 921,600 (approx.)
Recording media Dual memory card slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media CompactFlash (Type I/II), Microdrive
Self-timer Approx. 10 seconds / 2 seconds
Printing output control Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching III, PictBridge
Interface USB: High-Speed with a USB 2.0 compatible computer, Video output NTSC / PAL (selected on the camera)
HDMI: High Definition output via type C minjack
Power Sony NP-FM500H 7.2V 1650 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery
Life using CIPA standard: Approx. 880 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6 1/8 x 4 2/8 x 3 1/4 inches (156.3 X 116.9 X 81.9mm)
Weight 1 lb 14 oz (850g) (without battery, recording media, accessories)
Operating temperature 32-104 °F (0 - 40 °C)
With Microdrive: 41 - 104 °F (5 - 40 °C)
Standard Accessories (Depending on kit purchased)
NOTE: No lens or media is included
USB Cable
Accessory shoe cap
Battery Charger w/cord (BC-VM10)
Shoulder strap with eyepiece cap and Remote Commander clip
Software/USB Driver CD-ROM
Video Cable
M-series Lithium-Ion Battery (NP-FM500H)


(Specifications as provided by the manufacturer)

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