Sony A900 Review

January 26, 2009 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 2 Comments |

Sony A900The Sony A900 DSLR currently offers the best bang for your buck in terms of sheer resolution - about $3,000 / 2800 Euros / £2100 buys you this 24.6 megapixel, full-frame pro-level camera. Leading the megapixel race isn’t the only ace up the A900‘s sleeve, with a host of professional features on offer including a body-integrated image stabilization system, large optical viewfinder with 100% field of view coverage, 5fps continuous shooting, maximum shutter speed of 1/8000s, x-sync speed of 1/250s and high-resolution LCD screen. The A900 is Sony’s first attempt at persuading pro shooters and well-heeled prosumers to turn away from Canon and Nikon and buy into a relatively young system. Zoltan Arva-Toth finds out if the Sony A900 deserves your consideration…

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#1 Tony

This camera is the best bang for the buck at first, but is it? IMO the quality is not the best. I was concerned about nikon using this sensor for the D3X as far as noise and image quality. Aside from all that the camera is well priced. 24MP for 3K thats awesome. I paid 5K for my D3, but I do love it.

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11:53 pm - Wednesday, January 28, 2009

#2 Rob

After reading photographyblog's review of the Olympus E-30 and then getting to the part of the Sony A900 image stabilization test, I realized how biased your review methods are. I would assume some level of standardization, but your reviews have none. Even though the lens used for testing the E-30 can shoot at 70mm (35mm equivalent), you choose to test it at 28mm and 108mm (35mm equivalent) at 1/3 second! Wow! Of course both images, stabilized and unstabilized are blurry, the latter less so. With the A900, you test it at only 70mm at 1/20 second (using the 28-70mm). How convenient. Of course the results speak for themselves: first shot blurry, second shot tack sharp. With regards to image quality, the E-30 is only jpg reviewed, and the A900 is both jpg and raw reviewed. I have neither preference but would prefer to read reviews that are fair and honest and founded on some set of standardization practice. I'll look elsewhere from now on.

10:06 pm - Friday, January 30, 2009