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Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 499 reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A900. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the viewfinder and durability. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the storage and shutter. Reviews about the focus and price are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the usability and color are generally positive. The glare and performance also get good reviews, but many are negative about the reliability and video.

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portability, screen, video, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 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. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The image quality and usability also get good views, but there are some less positive comments about the sensor and focus.

performance, usability, image quality, price, durability

portability, reliability, focus, sensor

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 (Body Only) review

 

Sony makes a point of not calling this a "professional" camera, instead referring to it as the "flagship" model of its dSLR line. However, it's priced like a pro model, and its full-frame competitors--the Nikon D700 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II --are...

High resolution; in-body image stabilization; nice viewfinder; great accessory system.

Can't lock focus-point selector; Intelligent Preview button much too easy to hit accidentally; some subpar aspects of performance; no Live View; loud mirror.

A good first try at a pro-level camera, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 has the high resolution but unfortunately lacks some of the performance and usability you expect from a model in its price range.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (pcworld.com)

Sony Alpha A900

 

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 is a powerful digital SLR camera aimed squarely at professionals and enthusiasts who covet a full-frame sensor--and who can afford the investment. This camera costs $3000 for the body only, and $5250 with a 24mm-to-70mm f/2.8...

Easy to use, accurate, and solid ; In-camera stabilization really works

Noise reduction softens images ; A bit pricey for new Sony buyers

A high-quality, respectable member of its class, but noise handled poorly above ISO 800

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Review

 

In the cut-throat digital camera market it's increasingly unusual for products to be shown in prototype form or announced more than a matter of weeks before they hit the stores. There's several reasons for the manufacturers' habit of playing their...

Class-leading resolutionv (as long as your lenses are good enough) incredibly solid build quality, environmental sealing Intuitive operation and uncluttered control and menu system Excellent out of camera JPEG results with superb tonality, dynamic...

Noise reduction settings applied to raw as well as JPEG files - cannot be 'turned off for raw but left on for JPEGs' (as is normal practice) Relatively high levels of noise at anything over ISO 400 (ISO 6400 is of very, very limited use) Destructive...

The Alpha 900 represents in a nutshell the almost schizophrenic nature of Sony's digital camera division, which can market compact cameras with smile detection and a Playstation style user interface at the same time as this, perhaps the most...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jackson Lynch (wired.com)

Review: Sony Alpha A900 DSLR

 

Sony came out swinging for the fences with the introduction of its “flagship” DSLR, the A900. Billed as a prosumer digi-snapper, but packed with a...

Bright, vivid and spacious viewfinder. Excellent in-camera image stabilization system. Easy no-menu adjustments with Fn button and multi-selector toggle. Killer price for the highest resolution, high functioning, easy to use DSLR

Focus points not big and bright enough in brightly lit situations. No latch for memory card cover. Pointless postage stamp sized LCD on top of the body. No continuous ISO in viewfinder. Power switch on left side of body

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Wesley Fink (anandtech.com)

Sony A900 Full-Frame: Hands-On Preview

 

We take a quick look at the EVGA X58 Classified and provide an early BIOS guide for getting the most out of this X58 board and others.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Alpha 900 Review

 

Sony Alpha DSLR cameras Sony heeft de wereld laten zien dat zij in rap tempo een complete lijn digitale SLR camera’s kan uitrollen. Dat niet alleen, Sony neemt direct een voorsprong op bepaalde technieken die de concurrentie (nog) niet gebruikt. Zo...

Nov, 2008

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Sony Alpha 900 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...

Sony showed the world that it is possible to bring out an entire line-up of digital SLR cameras in a short period of time and at an immense speed. And not only that, it puts Sony ahead of the competition with certain techniques that the rivals aren't...

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Zoltan Arva-Toth (photographyblog.com)

Sony A900 Review

 

Upon taking the Sony A900 in your hands for the first time, you immediately notice how well built it is, and how the large, carefully sculpted grip fits your hand like a glove. Weighing in at just under 930 grams with a battery and 850 grams without...

Does this mean that the A900 is the perfect camera then? Of course not there is no such thing as a perfect camera. The auto-focus system, while capable, leaves a lot to be desired. The AF points need to be arranged more sensibly, and all of them need...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Shawn Barnett (imaging-resource.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Sony A900 has to rank among the most anticipated digital SLRs in recent memory. The company first showed an early version of its upcoming flagship design at the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow in the spring of 2007, and at the following...

Extraordinary resolution, nothing touches it at its price point ; Built-in SteadyShot image stabilization ; Surprisingly fast, given the amount of data the camera is pushing around ; Good color rendering: Natural without seeming flat ; A lot of nice...

Some image noise even at ISO 200 ; At anything above ISO 200, noise limits maximum print size before resolution becomes an issue ; High-ISO performance doesn't match that of Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (Which is also 2.6x as expensive though) ; Dynamic...

The sensor is mounted on a moving platter that allows for in-camera image stabilization, branded as SteadyShot Inside. That's another world's first for a full-frame digital SLR, and it's no mean feat when you consider that the sensor shift mechanism...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Steve Morgenstern (washingtonpost.com)

Sony Alpha A900

 

The Sony A900 (also known as the Alpha 900) is the company's effort to compete in the high-end digital camera world largely ruled by Canon and Nikon. It goes head-to-head with the Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon D700 in the rarefied full-frame-sensor, $3000...

The Sony A900 is slightly wider, deeper and shorter than the other two Canon and Nikon, with a weight that falls between the two. Size is important in this category, since you're carrying a lot of camera, at over 3 pounds including the lens. We found...

Mar, 2009

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