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Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A850. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the durability and price are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the control panel and video. The shutter and screen get mixed reviews.

performance, usability, image quality, price, durability

flash, video, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the lens and size. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the portability. Opinions about the viewfinder and sensor are mixed.

price, performance, usability, size, lens

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and performance also get good views, whereas the screen and size get less positive opinions.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, durability

size, screen

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony A850 review

 

Sony's full-frame DSLR is promising to serve up semi-pro performance for an amateur price tag. But does its performance back up the claims?

The cheapest full frame camera offers fantastic performance for the money. Shame about the lack of video though

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Sony's full-frame DSLR is promising to serve up semi-pro performance for an amateur price tag. But does its performance back up the claims?

The cheapest full frame camera offers fantastic performance for the money. Shame about the lack of video though

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Matthew Richards (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha A850 review

 

Alpha by name, but can it really beat the big boys of the DLSR world?

Accurate metering ; Decent dynamic range ; Good sized controls

No movie recording ; No Live View ; A bit limited

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Sony Alpha 850 review

 

I am a little confused by what Sony is doing at the moment. The company started out with such determination to shake up the DSLR market and seemed set to introduce all sorts of new and exciting features, yet it has failed to include technology such as...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (digitalslrphoto.com)

Sony a850 Review

 

Full-frame digital SLR

The Alpha 850 is an oddity in the sense that it is virtually identical to the A900. But as we've seen with its consumer models, Sony isn't afraid to release a number of similar cameras if it gains them market share. The fact is, the Alpha 850 is a very...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by (digitalslrphoto.com)

Sony Alpha 850 Review

 

For the majority of enthusiasts, as capable as advanced-amateur DSLRs like the Nikon D300s or Canon EOS 7D are, the lack of a full-frame sensor (in other words one the same size as a 35mm film frame as opposed to the smaller APS-C type) is the major...

The Alpha 850 is an oddity in the sense that it is virtually identical to the A900. But as we've seen with its consumer models, Sony isn't afraid to release a number of similar cameras if it gains them market share. The fact is, the Alpha 850 is a very...

May, 2010

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Sony Alpha A850

 

Sony's latest Alpha series snapper is every inch the heavyweight, and comes in just below the range-topping a900. It's built around the same 24.6-megapixel full frame sensor, but Sony has trimmed in other areas to bring the price down. All the...

The a850 is undoubtedly a very good camera, and if you've been waiting for full-frame photography to become affordable, Sony has just answered your prayers. But with the a850 so closely based on the pricier a900, it struggles for an identity of its...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Josie Reavely (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Sony Alpha 850

 

Full frame functionality at a cut down price: so what's the catch?

The price is incredible, however performance issues and failure to match competition's specs lets it down

Apr, 2010

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DSLR-A850Q

 

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A850Q can be described as a camera that is built for a professional photographer. Its amazing full frame image quality and pro style features and handling make it a perfect tool for any professional. It is ideal for outdoor and...

In order to enable you get better photos with less fuss, you can use the Anti Exposure Bracketing function that allows the user to take pictures at three different exposures setting and allowing the user to select the preferred image after the picture...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DSLR-A850

 

It's true that to get the most professional photographs that you need to have an eye for it but with the C finding that perfect shot is so much easy and is virtually guaranteed to make every single photo more clear, crisp and just wonderful to look at....

The Sony DSLR-A850 is certainly a camera that is for these who are professional photographers. Costing quite a lot of money to buy this camera is cheaper than many of the other cameras that are available that have the same features as the Sony...

Mar, 2010

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