Sony’s alpha DSLR-A900, is the company’s first full-frame DSLR, with a whopping 24.6-megapixel CMOS censor and a $2,999 price tag (body only), it’s meant for serious photo enthusiasts and prosumers. Another first: it has the world’s first-ever anti-shake system for a full-frame DSLR, SteadyShot Inside. This proprietary technology is based in the camera body, not the lens, and is optimized to work with Sony and Konica Minolta lenses. Also befitting a full-frame DSLR, its chunky shape, complete with interchangeable grip, will be a throw-back to photographers raised on film. Another neat thing about the design: a mirror box on the inside accommodates both the 100 percent viewing area Live View, as well as the body-integrated image stabilization system, so the camera is smaller than it might otherwise be. Other details about the camera.
The camera will be sold body only. Sony also released two new lenses today, which can be used with the A900: the SAL1635ZA ($1,799) and the SAL70400G ($1,499). The first has a 16-35mm f/2.8 constant aperture zoom lens. The second is a 5.7X telephoto lens with a range of 70-700mm.