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Sony a (Alpha) DSLR-A500

Designed from the ground up to bring live view into the digital SLR mainstream, they set a dramatic standard in image quality, and can help you get sh...

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Product Information : Sony a (Alpha) DSLR-A500

Manufacturer's product description

Designed from the ground up to bring live view into the digital SLR mainstream, they set a dramatic standard in image quality, and can help you get shots you've never gotten before. Numerous technologies and image processing algorithms are employed in Sony a500 to reduce noise and ensure rich, realistic color under the widest possible range of conditions. So you can take advantage of more shooting opportunities, and see your photos come alive with the vividness of precious memories. Speed and responsiveness are also much improved, and battery life has been extended to provide power for up to 1,000 shots.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony a (Alpha) DSLR-A500 - digital camera - body only, Sony a (Alpha) DSLR-A500L - digital camera DT 18-55mm lens, Sony a (Alpha) DSLR-A500Y - digital camera DT 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode

Lens Included: Body only, DT 18-55mm lens, DT 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Sensor Resolution: 12.3 Megapixel

Image Stabiliser: Optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror

Display: LCD display - 3"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: HDMI

Dimensions (WxDxH): 13.7 cm x 8.4 cm x 10.4 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg

Manufacturer: Sony

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 12.3

LCD Display Size: 3

Long Name: DSLR-A500Y, DSLR-A500L

Min Focus Distance: 25 cm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM

Lens System (2nd): 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6

General

MPN: A500, DSLRA500.CEE5, DSLRA500.CEH, DSLRA500, DSLRA500L.CEH, DSLRA500Y.CEH, DSLRA500L, DSLRA500L.CEE5, DSLR-A500Y, DSLRA500Y.CEE5

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode

Lens Included: Body only, DT 18-55mm lens, DT 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses

Sensor Resolution: 12.3 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: Exmor CMOS

Total Pixels: 12,900,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 12,300,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 15.6 x 23.5mm

Field of View Crop Factor: 1.5

Sensor Features: Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration), Anti-Dust coating

Image Stabiliser: Optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)

Auto Focus: TTL phase detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 9

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG

AV Interfaces: HDMI

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO auto (200-1600), ISO 200-12800

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Metering Zones: 40

Exposure Modes: Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, macro, night portrait, sports mode, sunset

Special Effects: Black & White, Neutral, Vivid, sunset, landscape, portrait

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, Flash, daylight, shade

Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps

White Balance Bracketing: Yes

X-sync Speed: 1/160 sec

Exposure Range: EV 2-20 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

Lens System Mounting: Minolta A-type

Features: Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)

Filter Size: 55 mm

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM

Min Focus Distance: 25 cm

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Guide Number (m / ISO 100): 12

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control, flash exposure bracketing

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 4 frames per second, 5 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Additional Features: Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary colour filter, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, sharpness control, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, saturation control, LCD live view mode, shadow point display, highlight point display, contrast control, Quick AF Live View, Auto HDR mode, Dynamic Range Optimizer, face detection, digital tele-converter, built-in help guide, Eye-Start AF system, Exif Print support, Smile Detection technology, automatic display brightness adjustment

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror

Field Coverage: 95%

Magnification: 0.8x

Dioptric Correction Range: -2.5 to +1

Display

Type: 3" LCD display

Resolution: 230,400 pixels

Display Features: Folding

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x HDMI output ¦ 1 x USB

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser, Sony Image Data Converter SR, Sony Image Data Lightbox SR

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: Apple MacOS X 10.1.3 or later, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows 2000 Professional, MS Windows XP SP2

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, body cap, shoulder strap, USB cable

Battery

Battery Type: Sony NP-FM500H

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Image Storage: 4272 x 2848 ¦ 4272 x 2848 ¦ 3104 x 2072 ¦ 3104 x 1744 ¦ 2128 x 1416 ¦ 2128 x 1192

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 13.7 cm

Depth: 8.4 cm

Height: 10.4 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Lens System (2nd)

Filter Size: 55 mm

Lens Construction: 9 groups / 13 elements

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 82.5 - 300mm

Type: 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6

Min Focus Distance: 0.95 m

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