Though traditionally Sony was not a name I associated with DSLR cameras, the company has been pushing out some quality products of late.
The latest α (Alpha) trio of DSLRs is no exception, with the top-end α850 and α550 / α500 just announced.
OK, first up we know that camera quality goes far beyond its megapixel count, but having said that, when you’re faced with a camera boasting 24.6 MP, you have to sit up and take notice.
The α850 features an Exmor CMOS sensor and dual BIONZ processors which together promise high sensitivity (up to ISO 6400) quality images.
Designed for professionals, the ruggedly designed DSLR will happily take a huge range of Carl Zeiss and G Lens lenses, for maximum creative potential.
Features include two-stage noise reduction, optical image stabilisation, a fast and accurate 9-point autofocus system, 3-inch LCD and intelligent preview mode.
Available from September.
If you want something a little more modest, the α500 and α550 DSLRs still offer a range of advanced features.
Offering either 12.3 or 14.2 megapixels, BIONZ processor, up to ISO 12800 shooting, 5fps burst shooting, advanced autofocus, face detection, and a special HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode which combines two photos taken at different exposure settings to create a composite picture with a huge range of detail.
Available from the end of October.