Sony A500 and A850

Sony A500

A german site, has provided additional info on the coming Sony A500 and A850.  While there a few mysteries left to the Sony A850 since the full manual leaked online, details of the Sony A500 (other than it’s existence) has been scant.

If the report is to be believed, which it appears credible, the Sony A500 specs appear to be as follows:

  • 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • ISO 12800 max
  • 2 Live View modes – (1) Quick AF (like on the A330 and A380) & (2) a direct view mode where the mirror is down and the sensor directly exposed
  • 3″ 230k dot articulating LCD
  • 9 AF points w/ double center cross-type AF
  • 1/4000th sec min shutter speed

Sony A850

Nothing really new about the Sony A850 appears on the site; however, I’ve included  a recap of the specs below.

Sony A850 Key Specs

  • 24.6-megapixels
  • Full Frame 35mm (35.9×24.0 mm) CMOS sensor
  • 3 frames per second
  • SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Viewfinder features 0.98x frame coverage & 0.74x magnification
  • 9 AF points w/ 10 supplementary AF points
  • Sensitivity range of 0 to 18EV
  • ISO 100-6400
  • Flash sync: 1/250s (SteadShot deactivated); 1/200s (SteadyShot activated)
  • CF card and Memory Stick Duo compatibility
  • 3.0-inch LCD at 921,600 dot resolution
  • Battery: NP-FM500H

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