Sony DSLR A900 preview

Two days ago Sony presented new 35mm full-frame DSLR camera A900 in Student Center here in Zagreb. It’s first full-frame 24.5 MP DSLR with stabilization in body!

I had a few shots with it and camera is great. View finder with 100% coverage is excellent, big and bright. People complained that camera is heavy but I found it ok with 895 g, it is after all a full-frame camera. Bad points go to position of Auto focus points which are too close to center.

I tested it only a few minutes so a have only a few shots but here they are (right click -> save as):

ISO 400, 1/90 sec, RAW converted to JPEG in post processing (16.2 MB)

ISO 800, 1/125 sec, RAW converted to JPEG in post processing (16.9 MB)

ISO 1600, 1/200 sec, RAW converted to JPEG in post processing (20.2 MB)

ISO 6400, 1/3000 sec, RAW converted to JPEG in post processing (27.7 MB)

All shots are made with Zeiss ZA Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ( Sony SAL-85F14Z ) at f/1.4.

As you see there is no visible deference between ISO 400 and 800:

ISO 400 vs 800

At ISO 1600 and 6400 noise is visible:

ISO 1600 and 6400

ISO 6400, lots of grain, but still, it’s 6400 and the need for it is just in very special occasions.

More test and specification can be found on dpreview.com Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Preview

Matej B.
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