Sony has announced the new Sony Alpha A850 – which sits below the A900 – it features the same 24.6 Megapixel EXMOR CMOS Full Frame (35mm) Sensor, BIONZ processor, Super SteadyShot Inside, ISO 100-3200 (boost to 6,400), 98% coverage optical viewfinder (instead of 100%), 3.0″ 921k pixel sreen, 3fps shooting (vs 5fps on the A900). The camera will be available on the 10th of September and is available for pre-order from Amazon UK for £1947, or alternatively $2000 US / €1999!
“The new DSLR-α850 from Sony offers serious photo enthusiasts a compelling step up to the creative possibilities of full-frame imaging. Ruggedly built for unflinching pro-style handling and performance, the α850 shares the same 24.6 megapixel sensor and virtually all features of the flagship DSLR-α900, introduced last year. Like its full-frame sibling, the α850 fully exploits the creative possibilities of the α family of lenses that includes premium full-frame optics from Carl Zeiss, plus five high-performance G Lens models.”