Sony makes a point of not calling this a “professional” camera, instead referring to it as the “flagship” model of its dSLR line. However, it’s priced like a pro model, and its full-frame competitors–the Nikon D700 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II–are widely, though not exclusively, used by professionals. Finally, with such a high-resolution sensor you need a really sharp, preferably fast lens such as the Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 we tested it with; lenses such as that are expensive and generally out of reach for all but professionals.
Furthermore, Sony provides some of the most innovative and pro-friendly accessories we’ve seen, such as its sideways rotating HVL-F42AM flash and VG-C90AM battery grip, which almost exactly …