|Sony Alpha 900 SLR camera review : We all know Sony as the huge electronics giant, active in the world of photography for many years now. If you have been around for a while, you probably remember the Mavica digital cameras. Large and bulky, however, the way of storing was very innovative for that time, namely; on a diskette. At that time, the cheapest and most frequently used storage medium for the consumer, and partly also for the industry. When the digital camera became smaller and more compact, Sony bid farewell to the Mavica concept and fully focused on the compact camera market. The Cybershot compact camera has been around for several generations now and was a real success. Sony moves on in 2006 and enters the digital consumer market; the Alpha DSLR camera is born.
Sony Alpha SLR cameras
Although being the only model in the DSLR assortment of Sony, the Alpha 100 was an amazing success. Simply ruling out all prejudice which sprung mainly from the more traditional world of photography. The consumer was 'ready' for a Sony digital SLR camera and its successor in 2007, the Alpha 700, that was introduced as a middle segment DSLR camera. Six months later, Sony launched a threesome new Alpha DSLR cameras (Alpha 200/300/350) with which Sony was able to deliver an entirely new line of Alpha cameras. Only one DSLR was missing in the line-up; a high resolution DSLR camera that would establish Sony as a serious DSLR manufacturer belonging to the top 3 ranking.
24 megapixel Sony A900 camera
Some weeks before the Photokina 2008 kicked off, the beginning of September to be precise, Sony introduced its top model of the Alpha assortment: the Sony Alpha 900. The Sony Alpha 900 features 24.6 megapixels of resolution, a dual BIONZ processor, 5 frames per second and a built-in SteadyShot module that make the A900 a serious candidate to demand its market share in a segment that is currently dominated by Nikon and Canon.
Sony A900 review including a DIWA Labs test
During the Photokina 2008 event, the new Sony A900 attracted a fair amount of attention. Sony offered the possibility to experience working with an A900 body and lens, with a large choice of available ZEISS lenses, to actually feel how a racing monster like this works in practice. We had the Sony DSLR-A900 in the office for a while and were able to test the camera thoroughly. In addition, a test sample of the Alpha 900 was technically extensively tested in our DIWA test lab. The results from these tests and the test in practice came together in a final conclusion that can be read in the following Sony Alpha 900 review.
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"At the time of my test drive with the Sony A900 camera, I combined the A900 body with a 85 mm f/1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* lens. This lens is ideal for high quality portraits, close-ups and handheld low-light shooting. The photo location is the highlands of Scotland and surroundings of Edinburg. "
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