Sony A850 DSLR
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19.73MP - 28.56MP
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
longer battery life

Sony A850 DSLR: 50 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

24.60MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
295
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
35.9 x 24mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
191
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
177
0

5. weight

895g
HTC Re: 65.50g
142
0

6. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
79
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
132
0

7. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
6400ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
880shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

9. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
23.80bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
87
0

10. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
81
0

11. pixel density

471ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
77
0

12. width

116.90mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
76
0

13. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
12.20Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
72
0

14. volume

1496.43cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

15. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

16. height

156.30mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

17. thickness

81.90mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

18. resolution

1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

19. battery power

1650mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
69
0

20. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Sony A850 DSLR
16% have it
63
0

21. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
59
0

22. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Sony A850 DSLR
18% have it
58
0

23. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Sony A850 DSLR
18% have it
57
0

24. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Sony A850 DSLR
30% have it
57
0

25. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Sony A850 DSLR
44% have it
54
0

26. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Sony A850 DSLR
53% have it
52
0

27. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Sony A850 DSLR
44% have it
50
0

28. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Sony A850 DSLR
29% have it
49
0

29. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Sony A850 DSLR
65% have it
49
0

30. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
98%
Canon EOS M6: 100%
49
0

31. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
0
Canon EOS M6: 2
43
0

32. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Sony A850 DSLR
88% have it
41
0

33. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Sony A850 DSLR
56% have it
41
0

34. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Sony A850 DSLR
52% have it
40
0

35. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
30s
Hasselblad H5D-50c: 720s
38
0

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