Sony is now going head-to-head-to-head with Nikon and Canon in the growing DSLR market. Its new A900 offers a whopping 24 megapixels and can shoot clear pictures in low-light settings. Digital Journal TV takes you inside Sony's newest heavy hitter.Digital Journal TV — Sony is going head-to-head-to-head with Nikon and Canon for DSLR supremacy. Its new DSLR A900 offers a whopping 24.6 megapixels and can shoot clear pictures in low-light settings. Digital Journal TV takes you inside the hottest camera of the year.
With a full-frame CMOS sensor, Sony's A900 is a digital SLR camera bound to gain attention this year. It's got souped-up technology that should undoubtedly excite photographers: dual Bionz image processors, anti-blur image stabilization; a 9-point AF sensor with 10 assist points, a high-speed shutter, and a magnesium body to make it a rugged and reliable device.
Available for $3,000 (body only), the A900 doesn't come with any lenses, but it launched with one of the more impressive lenses available, the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T F2.8 lens ($1,900). Also, this successor to the A700 can work with most Konica Minolta lenses dating back to 1985.
The A900 is in another class, Sony officials say. The A900 fits in a "category that will have lots of prosumers but will also appeal to those in the traditional film side," says David Oyagi, product manager for Alpha brand at Sony.
So what's so special about this new entrant in the DSLR market, and is it worth the hype? Check out this episode of Digital Journal TV for our hands-on review of the best and worst of the A900.