A850 http://www.stuff.tv/sony/a850/all en-GB Sony A850 http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-a850/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="765" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SonA850.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="706" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SonyA850front.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1280" height="935" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSLR-Sony-Alpha-a850.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sonyA850back.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="533" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sonya850top.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Full-frame DSLRs are a rare bunch – currently there’s the Canon 5D Mark II, Nikon’s D3, D3X and D3S, and Sony’s A900 and A850. All these cameras boast a huge sensor that’s physically the same size as a 35mm film frame – hence the ‘full-frame’ moniker – and the Sony A850 is the most affordable model around.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2,185.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The cheapest full frame camera offers fantastic performance for the money. Shame about the lack of video though </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sony-a850 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-a850/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-a850/review#comments A850 Cameras Sony Thu, 05 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14886 at http://www.stuff.tv