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David Busch’s Sony® α DSLR-A850: Guide to Digital Photography by Alexander S. White, David D. Busch

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Introduction

Sony has done it again! The most demanding photographers have been asking for an affordable, extra-high-resolution full-frame camera, and Sony has delivered it. At the time I write this, Sony’s nearest full-frame competitor with similar resolution is priced at nearly $8,000 (without a lens!)—yet this camera can be purchased (body only) for less than one-quarter that amount.

In the Alpha A850, Sony has packaged up the most alluring features of advanced digital SLRs and stuffed them into a rugged, yet still compact, body that retains the ease of use that Alpha cameras are known for. It smoothes the transition for those new to digital photography. For those just dipping their toes into the digital pond, the experience is warm and inviting, ...

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