Sony a850 detail page

Basic data
Name : a850
Manufacturer : Sony
Mount A-mount
Release year : 2009
Production status : Discontinued
Last firmware: 2.00 (12-2010)
Firmware download: EU-Win | EU-Mac | US-Win | US-Mac | Asia-Win | Asia-Mac
Sensor
Type: CMOS
Format: Full frame (1x)
Total pixel number: 25.72 MP
Effective pixel number: 24.61 MP
Sensor pitch: 5.94 µm
Sensor area: 8.62 cm²
Pixel density: 2.86 MP/cm²
Size: 35.9 x 24mm
Max. resolution: 6048 x 4032 px
ISO range: 200- 3200 (100-6400)
Focusing
AF sensors: 9 (1 double)
Aditional features: central F2.8sensor, 10 assist points
Modes :
  • AFS (Single-shot AF)
  • AFC (Continuous AF)
  • AFA (Automatic AF)
  • DMF (Direct manual focus)
AF range (EV): 0 - 18
AF assist (IR): Yes
AF lens adjustements: Yes
AF/MF button (rear): Yes
Focus peaking: No
Eye start: No
Metering
Type: 40 segment metering sensor
Range (EV): 0-20 (spot 2-20)
AEL button: Yes
Exposure modes:
  • P-S-A-M
  • Auto
Program shift: Yes
Manual shift: Yes
Scene modes: 3 custom preset modes
Exposure compensation: ±5.0 (1/3, 1/2)
Flash
Built-in: No
Shoe Type iISO
Sync speed: 1/250 - 1/200( SSS)
PC Sync connector: Yes
Ratio control: Yes (HVL-58)
Flash modes:
  • normal
  • rear sync
  • slow sync
  • wireless
Flash exp. compensation: ± 3 (1/3, 1/2)
Shooting
Max. shutter speed: 1/8000s
Electronic first curtain: No
FPS w AF: 3
Drive modes:
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer(10 or 2 sec)
  • Bracketing continuous
  • Bracketing single
  • Bracketing WB
  • Bracketing DRO
  • MLU
  • Remote
Exposure bracketing (EV):
  • 3 frames 1/3; 1/2; 2/3; 2; 3
  • 5 frames 1/3; 1/2; 2/3
MLU: Yes (2 sec. timer, drive mode)
Wired remote conection: 3-pin
Wireless remote: Yes, optional
DOF preview: Yes
Tethered control: Yes
No-chip lenses: A / M mode
GPS: No
Viewfinder
Type: pentaprism
Magnification: 0.74 x
Eye relief (from frame): 20mm (16mm)
Diopter adjustement: -3,0 +1,0
Screen options: G, M, L
Live view No
Image options
Output resolutions:
  • 6048x4032
  • 4400x2936
  • 3024x2016
  • 6048x3048 (16:9)
  • 4400x2472 (16:9)
  • 3024x1704 (16:9)
  • 3984x2656 (APS-C)
  • 2896x1928 (APS-C)
  • 1984x1320 (APS-C)
WB settings:
  • auto
  • daylight
  • shade
  • cloudy
  • tungsten
  • fluorescent
  • flash
  • direct entry
  • custom (3 presets)
Color spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB
NR Off option: Yes
NR levels: Low, normal, high, Off
DRO:
  • standard
  • advanced auto
  • manual (5 levels)
Auto HDR: No
RAW:
  • uncompressed ARW 2.1
  • compressed ARW 2.1
Video features
Video capabilities: No
Body features and constructions
Environment sealings: Yes 
LCD size: 3"
LCD resolution: 921600px
LCD tilt - swivel: No - No
Card slots:
  • CompactFlash I/II (UDMA)
  • Microdrive
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • PRO Duo
  • PRO-HG Duo
Vertical grip: VG-C90AM
Battery: NP-FM500H
Weight: 850g
Dimensions: 156x117x82mm