Imaging Resource has a full review (right, a full review and not just a preview) of the Sony A900 full frame DSLR. The new camera still has to ship in November but perhaps the guys at Imaging Resource have been assured that what they had was a production unit which will not differ in any way from the ones that will hit the stores, so there, they have a full review.
While itâ€™s not the prettiest design to some, it looks like a big serious industrial machine for taking pictures. Reviewer Shawn Barnett writes, â€œLike its predecessor the Sony A700, the Sony Alpha A900 is big and boxy, not attempting to appear sleek, it looks more like a big industrial device, as cameras once did. Yet it fits well in the hand: a machine to the eye that is nevertheless well crafted for the human intended to use it.â€
Its big black head with the SONY logo looks deadly serious, like Darth Vader saying, â€œthereâ€™s a big pentaprism in here, my dear Padawan, good for shooting â€˜em nice big pictures!â€ (Or some such silly cowboy Darth quotes…)
Does it take really good pictures? It should. At 24.6 megapixels, full frame and $3000 for the body, by gad it must! But only if you stick in a premium-priced premium lens, of course. Slap a Minolta kit lens in there like the ones that go with the A300 or A350 and youâ€™d be disappointed.
Read the full review by Imaging Resource.
[Via: Imaging Resource]