Thursday, 27 August 2009

Sony News: New DSLRS: A850, A550 and A500

Just days before the expected launch from Canon of its much anticipated 7D, Sony have launched three new cameras and a new lens.

A850



You can read more in this press release, but the highlights are:
  • Same 24.6Mp full-frame capabilities as the top of the range A900, with slightly reduced fps and viewfinder coverage - and it's cheaper!
  • Dual Bionz processors






Sony have also launched a new zoom lens, with constant f/2.8 aperture: the SAL2875 28-75mm F2.8 SAM lens

A550/A500

More details of the A550 and A500 can be found at this press release. They come with:
  • 14.2/12.3Mp sensors respectivity, utilising Sony's new Exmor (TM) sensor technology
  • A 3" tilt LCD
  • In-built HDR (high dynamic range) processing - I think these are the first cameras to do this?