September 9, 2008
Sony's Response - A900 24MP Full-Frame DSLR
Sony has hit the Photokina announcement circuit hard with the premiere of the A900 - a 24MP full-frame DSLR. As befitting a flagship product, the camera delivers high-end features such an all-glass 100% viewfinder, image stabilization, dust removal, 5fps rate and a relatively light-weight mag-alloy body.
As expected, the high pixel density is accompanied by some compromises. The A900 has an ISO upper limit of 3200 and has an on-board noise reduction system. It also sports a very capable live-view sensor that allows true previewing of a shot including fine-tuning white-balance, checking histograms, adjusting dynamic range options and applying exposure compensation. All of those operations are done without occupying more space on the storage card. Expected price is about USD3000 and the units should be on shelves by November.
Posted by covey22 at September 9, 2008 9:43 PM