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Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Wide Angle Sample Photos 100% Cropped

October 22, 2008

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Wide Angle Sample Photos 100% Cropped

With 24 megapixel and capable of producing photographs at the resolution of 6048 x 4032 pixel, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 full frame outshines the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Nikon D700 and the recently launched Canon EOS 5D Mark II in terms of pixel size.

Retailing at USD$2999.99, the Sony Alpha full frame is set to be the direct competitor to Nikon D700 12 megapixel full frame, currently selling at USD$2719 and Canon’s newly launched EOS 5D Mark II.

Some wide angle photographs are showcased below taken with Vario-Sonnar T * 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM. Most photographs were taken during day time with ISO 200 and auto white balance. Photos are not altered in anyway except resizing for easier viewing.100% cropped version is included.
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Indoor Portrait with 100% Cropped

Sony released a 24 Megapixel full frame digital single lens reflex beating Canon 1Ds Mark III in megapixel counts and declaring a price war with Nikon D700 and the upcoming Canon EOS 7D. Retailing at USD $3000, the Alpha DSLR-A900 is currently the highest megapixel count full frame digital SLR for grab.

 

Now, facts aside and judge yourself how this full frame digital SLR performs while photographing an indoor portrait. 100% cropped of the sample photos are included too. Due to the a900’s large resolution, several 100% crops are included for easier viewing. Image is captured using Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM.

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Sensor Comparison

Photokina 2008: Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Full Frame Unveiled

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9, 2008 — Sony is introducing its full-frame α (alpha) DSLR-A900 camera, aimed at serious photo enthusiasts looking for traditional SLR performance with the added benefits of digital photography.
It is designed to deliver ultra-fine picture quality with the world’s highest resolution, 24.6-megapixel, 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and fast image processing with a new dual BIONZ processing engines. The camera is also the first to have a body-integrated image stabilization system for a full-frame sensor with Sony’s SteadyShot Inside anti-shake system.

Sensor Comparison
Sony Alpha a900 Full Frame  without Battery Grip

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Sony Alpha DSLR Ads Page

Sony Alpha a900 Full Frame Confirmed on 10 September 2008

 

The long awaited Sony Alpha a900, the company’s highest range digital full frame which boosts 24.6 Megapixels with built in image stabilization, is due to made public next week on 10 September 2008. The company initially showcased the prototype of a900 in various events including the PIE2008 earlier this year.

During March 2008 there is already confirmation that the a900 shall be announced in either August or September during Photokina. It is reported that Sony will be making an announcement of a new member of their Alpha camera next week. There are also sources that some parties have received invites for a Sony event in Toronto.

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Several updated information are floating around the internet these few days with one news detailed than the other about the Sony’s pioneer full frame beast. However, there is nothing much spectacular than what is anticipated.

Sony Alpha DSLR Ads

A Denmark magazine revealed the Sony DSLR-A900 advertisement showing the front body. The a900 features dual BIONIZ image processer, similar to Canon’s top range camera with dual DIGIC image processor. As expected, it has is able to shoot at the speed of five frame per seconds (5fps), 9 point dual cross autofocus (F2.8) with wide area 10 point assist.

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Sources stated advertisement from National Geographic revealed some specification as follow:

  •     24.6 Megapixel Specification
  •     100% viewfinder @ 0.74x magnification
  •     3.0″  VGA LCD
  •     5.0 Frame per Second
  •     100% coverage viewfinder @ 0.74x magnification
  •     9 point dual cross AF (with f2.8 sensor and wide area 10 point assist)
  •     Super Steady Shot
  •     Weather Sealed Body

There is no pop up flash for the a900 like the Nikon D700 and battery grip is available for additional needs.  The a900 is said to be price at the sub usd$3000 and shall be a direct competitor of the just released Nikon D700 full frame and the upcoming Canon 5D replacement.

Detailed specification and a900 sample photos will be published once received, stay tuned.

Sony Announces HVL-F58AM Flash Unit

Sony Announces HVL-F58AM Flash Unit

NEW SONY α (ALPHA) FLAGSHIP FLASH UNIT EXPANDS CREATIVE POSSIBILITIES WITH QUICK SHIFT BOUNCE

SAN DIEGO, Jun. 19, 2008 – Sony is expanding its a (alpha) system of accessories to include the new HVL-F58AM flash unit with exceptional features for versatile and flexible external lighting control.

Sony Announces HVL-F58AM Flash Unit
Sony Announces HVL-F58AM Flash Unit

Sony HVL-F58AM Flash Unit

Quick Shift Bounce and Expanded Versatility

This new flash features a new and innovative Quick Shift Bounce system. It offers more creative ways to achieve lighting, flash and bounce angles you may not have been able to experience before.

The flash head can pivot 90 degrees left and right on a horizontal axis in addition to the conventional up and down vertical adjustment. With this system, the camera and flash unit can keep the same orientation regardless of portrait or landscape shooting. This gives a higher degree of flexibility when arranging the direction of light.

For example, you can take full advantage of the flash unit’s built-in bounce card even during portrait shots since the flash head can maintain the same orientation as it would in the landscape position.

Enhanced Operability and Ease-of-Use

A powerful performer, the HVL-F58AM flash unit features a maximum guide number of 58 at 105mm and ISO 100. It recycles (or recharges) in as little as five seconds, approximately 55% faster than the predecessor HVL-F56AM model, so you are ready to capture the next shot. And because it features a quiet recycle charge, there’s no whine to distract you from your subject.

It also has a large, easy-to-read LCD screen that is about 13% larger than its predecessor’s. Its intuitive control layout makes it easy to control flash functions and configure the settings based on your shooting needs.

Wireless Auto Flash Control

This new flash has wireless auto flash control so you can remove the flash unit from the camera and easily light subjects from different angles. Photographers can create soft shadows to add depth to their images and avoid the strong shadows and hot spots that can occur with front lighting. The HVL-F58AM flash unit can also control the ratio of lighting from several off-camera flash units.

Up to three groups of flashes can be set up for optimal, complete control of lighting via a wireless connection. Flash output ratios can be adjusted automatically without having to do tedious exposure calculations. Additionally, you can fire a modeling flash to preview flash effects before taking the picture. Even with multiple units, the modeling flash fires according to the flash ratio you have set.

Advanced Features for Optimal DSLR Performance

One of the flash’s most advanced features is its sophisticated zoom control that automatically optimizes illumination angles that are suitable for either APS-C size or 35mm full frame sensors. This control reduces light “fall-off” at the periphery of images.

It also has an advanced white balance compensation system that gathers color temperature information, complimenting the white balance information reading of the camera. This achieves more accurate results when the main unit is in auto white balance mode.

Other features include: high-speed synchronization at shutter speeds of up to 1/4000 of a second, ADI flash metering, manual flash and zoom (six levels), multiple-flash, and a supplied mini-stand for greater wireless freedom.

Price and Availability

The HVL-F58AM flash unit will ship in September for about $500 at sonystyle.com, Sony Style? retail stores (www.sonystyle.com/retail), military base exchanges, and authorized dealers nationwide. Pre-orders begin online on Jun. 20 at www.sonystyle.com.