Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Sony Alpha A450 DSLR Specifications & Release Date Confirmed Sony Alpha A450 14.2 Megapixel DSLR Gets Official

Sony have officially announced their latest Alpha series DSLR in the
form of the Sony Alpha A450 DSLR which, whilst tou
ting the same 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor as the higher specified (and
higher priced) Alpha A550, slots in neatly below the Sony Alpha A500.
Billed as being �powerful yet brilliantly easy to use the Sony Alpha
A450 DSLR, which, aside from offering the aforementioned 14.2 megapixel
Exmor CMOS sensor paired with Sony s BIONZ processor also boasts up to 7
frame per second continuous shooting, Live View, Auto HDR and integrated
SteadyShot stabilisation, is set to release in February 2010 with
pricing coming in at the sub $1,000 mark.
Sony s Official Press Release:
The newest addition to the ฮฑ family of DSLR cameras teams flawless
imaging with generous creative options.
Powerful yet brilliantly easy to use, the DSLR-A450 is a perfect
all-rounder when you re ready to take your passion for great pictures to
a more advanced level. Ideal for active shooters moving up to their next
DSLR, it s at home in any shooting situation, from relaxed portraits to
fast-moving sports action.
Inside the ฮฑ450 is a high-resolution 14.2 (approx.) effective megapixel
Exmor CMOS sensor. It s teamed with the powerful BIONZ processor to
deliver highly detailed, ultra-low noise images. Sensitivity extends
right up to ISO 12800, allowing you to capture beautifully natural
handheld images in low light without flash.
With a generous 95% field of view, the bright optical viewfinder makes
framing and composition a pleasure. As an extra refinement, Manual Focus
Check Live View previews clear, bright full-resolution images on the
6.7cm (2.7 �) Clear Photo LCD screen. With selectable 7x/14x on-screen
image enlargement it s ideal for confirming pin-sharp focus with
portraits, still life, macro and architectural scenes.
The powerful BIONZ image processor enables high-speed continuous
shooting at up to 5 fps (maximum " approx. figure). In Speed Priority
mode (with AF and AE set at start of burst) this increases to an amazing
7 fps (maximum " actual speed depends on shooting conditions and media
card). It s more than enough to catch sports and fast-moving action with
ease.
Creative options are enhanced with Auto HDR mode that accommodates
bright highlights and dark shadow details in a single frame. Two
successive frames shot handheld at different exposure values are merged
automatically by the camera. The result is a detail-packed High Dynamic
Range image " with no need for a PC image editor and specialists
skills. In addition to fully automatic operation, the exposure
difference between frames can be manually set up to 3EV, in 0.5EV
increments.
Featured right across the DSLR line-up by Sony, SteadyShot INSIDE
offers up to 4 steps of anti-shake correction with the full range of 30
ฮฑ lenses and two teleconvertors, as well as compatible A-mount optics
by Konica-Minolta.
The ฮฑ450 also offers the most impressive shooting stamina of any DSLR
camera by Sony to date. The high-capacity battery allows up to 1,050
shots between charges* – plenty for a busy weekend s sightseeing.
Slots for Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC memory cards (sold
separately) are offered to suit users personal shooting preferences.
Connect the ฮฑ450 to any HD Ready TV for a breathtaking big-screen view
of your photos. PhotoTV HD optimises still image reproduction on
compatible BRAVIA models, while BRAVIA Sync allows control of
slideshow and other camera playback functions using your TV remote.
Supplied software includes Image Data Converter SR; Image Data Lightbox
SR; and PMB (Picture Motion Browser) for easy image management. The
ฮฑ450 is also compatible with the wide range of high-quality DSLR
accessories by Sony, including flashes, carry cases, batteries and cha
rgers, GPS and more.
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