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Sony DSLR-A900 Digital Camera

Nine industry awards
Power switch on left side of body
Unacceptable noise level
72 Reviews + 9 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice DP Review Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Essential

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Nine Industry Awards

Amongst cameras of a similar spec and age, this Sony camera is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

This Sony digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both review websites Camera Labs and DP Review, both of which wrote that this camera was great.

This Sony camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites Digitaltrends.com and Digicam Buyer.co.uk, both of which said that this digital camera was marvellous.

The writers at review websites Trusted Reviews and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ both endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editor of websites Buy-n-shoot.com concluded that this camera was outstanding and gave it their "Platinum" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Thirty-nine experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com have rated this Sony digital camera on average 82 out of 100. If all the digital cameras of this age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 8%.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 196 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 83% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Support

Good Support

One person reckoned that it had good technical guidance.


Good Flash

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good flash.

Good Viewfinder

Eleven customers concluded that the Sony DSLR-A900 had a good viewfinder. Eight years ago Stuff.tv said in their review of the Sony DSLR-A900 “Immense viewfinder”. Camera Labs mentioned in their Sony DSLR-A900 review “Superb viewfinder with 100 coverage” but they gave it a score of 19.4 out of 100. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their Sony DSLR-A900 review on CNET.com.au “Excellent for shooters who prefer using Live View to the viewfinder”.

Two customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good screen. Eight years ago Stuff.tv said in their review of this digital camera “Crisp LCD screen” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 18.8 out of 100.

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In-Body Image Stabilisation

Eleven people concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Nine years ago Imaging Resource.com said “Built-in SteadyShot image stabilization”. Camera Labs said in their review of this digital camera “Built-in image stabilisation” . Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au “Image stabilisation in the body” although they rated the product 18.92 out of 100.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Macworld.co.uk wrote eight years ago “Sharp, rich images with test lens” but even so they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Two owners who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good autofocus. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “Focus, exposure and colour accuracy are all very good” yet they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Takes Fantastic Pictures

Twenty-eight owners mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Techradar mentioned “Takes fantastic pictures” but despite that they only scored the product 1 stars. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “Two Bionz image processors” in their review of this digital camera. Wired.com mentioned nine years ago “Excellent incamera image stabilization system”.

Sixteen customers agreed that the Sony DSLR-A900 had a good picture resolution. Camera Labs said in their review of the Sony DSLR-A900 “Technically highest resolution to date” but despite that they scored it 1 stars. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned nine years ago “The resolution wars are officially over”. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “High resolution”.

Six people said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Stuff.tv mentioned eight years ago “Excellent full frame Exmor sensor” but they scored this digital camera 1 stars. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “24-megapixel, full-frame sensor” however they only rated the product 18.44 out of 100. Expert website Shutterbug.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The A900 features a full-frame sensor and some unique technology” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One owner said that it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. Photographyblog.com wrote “Other highlights include a huge a”.

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No HD Movie Mode

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSLR-A900 was not good for video recording. Camera Labs said in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “No Live View or movie function”. Pdnonline.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “No HD movie mode” . Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their Sony DSLR-A900 review “Theres no Live View, no movie mode and no face detection”.


Design

Viewfinder, Image Quality

Ten owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Movie quality is excellent” but even so they gave it a score of 1 stars. Stuff.tv said “Super-sturdy build quality” although they only rated it 18.8 out of 100. Pdnonline.com said “The best image quality weve ever seen from a DSLR shooting in good to moderate lighting” in their review of this digital camera.

Beautiful 24.6MP Stills

Five owners concluded that this digital camera was good looking. Pdnonline.com said eight years ago “Beautiful viewfinder with 100 percent coverage” . Pdnonline.com also said “Gorgeous 3-inch LCD could be the best screen on a camera yet” in their review. Nine years ago Digitaltrends.com said “Beautiful 24.6MP stills”.

Two owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSLR-A900 was well designed. Nine years ago Dp Review said on DP Review “Intuitive operation and uncluttered control and menu system” in their review of this digital camera.

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Tough Build

Seven people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Techradar mentioned “Tough build”. Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review of this digital camera “La construction tropicalise”. Dp Review said nine years ago “Class-leading resolutionv (as long as your lenses are good enough), incredibly solid build quality, environmental sealing” although they gave the Sony DSLR-A900 a score of 19.1 out of 100.

One owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Nine years ago Luminous-Landscape.com said “Easy and reliable connection to router, even with a weaker signal” in their review of this digital camera.

One person considered that the product was strong and durable. Hereshow.ca wrote eight years ago “Boasting the highest resolution available in the sub-$9,000 category, this rugged 24.6-megapixel DSLR ($3,100) has a large magnesium alloy body, moisture-resistant seals, three-inch LCD with 921,600 dots, plus some unique technology” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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App Was Simple to Use and Navigate

Eight customers who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Comfortable to use, manual controls for metering”. Luminous-Landscape.com said in their review of this digital camera “App was simple to use and navigate” but they only gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review of this digital camera “The 900 has the most pixels of any SLR camera on the planet (this week, at least) and certainly knows how to use them” however despite that they scored it 1 stars.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to handle. Camera Labs mentioned “Quick handling and 5fps shooting”. One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

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Features

Good Features

Three owners who reviewed the Sony DSLR-A900 thought it had good features. Seven years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned “This device features HDMI outputs” in their review of this digital camera. Nine years ago Techradar mentioned “Good features” in their Sony DSLR-A900 review. In the same month Luminous-Landscape.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSLR-A900 “Features a wide variety of music services on a single platform”.


Audio

Loud Mirror

Fourteen people who purchased the product concluded that it was noisy. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Noticeable noise at ISO speeds above 400” . Camera Labs said “More noise than rivals above 400 ISO” in their review of the Sony DSLR-A900. Nine years ago What Digital Camera wrote “Handling issues, noise across sensitivity range”.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Fourteen people who purchased the product concluded that it was noisy. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Noticeable noise at ISO speeds above 400” . Camera Labs said “More noise than rivals above 400 ISO” in their review of the Sony DSLR-A900. Nine years ago What Digital Camera wrote “Handling issues, noise across sensitivity range”.


Weight & Dimensions

The Chunky 900

Five owners said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “Heavy and bulky” . Macworld.co.uk said in their Sony DSLR-A900 review “No Live View, no built-in flash, bulky, image noise at IS 3200”. Nine years ago Dpexpert.com.au said “The cameralens combination is heavy” in their Sony DSLR-A900 review.

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Power Switch On Left Side of Body

Five owners said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “Heavy and bulky” . Macworld.co.uk said in their Sony DSLR-A900 review “No Live View, no built-in flash, bulky, image noise at IS 3200”. Nine years ago Dpexpert.com.au said “The cameralens combination is heavy” in their Sony DSLR-A900 review.

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was not a good body shape. Wired.com said in their Sony DSLR-A900 review “Pointless postage stamp sized LCD on top of the body” . Wired.com also mentioned “Power switch on left side of body” in their review.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Sony camera was released.

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