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Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Specifications



Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Specifications
Body construction   Plastic
Sensor Specifications   23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor
  RGB Color Filter Array
  Interline interlaced CCD
  Built-in fixed low-pass filter
  10.8 million total pixels
  10.2 million effective pixels
  12-bit ADC
FOV crop factor   1.5x
Image sizes   3872 x 2592 (L)
  2896 x 1936 (M)
  1920 x 1280 (S)
File qualities / formats   RAW (12-bit,.ARW format, approx. 9.1 MB per image)
  RAW + JPEG Fine
  JPEG Fine
  JPEG Standard
Dust reduction   Static-resistant anti-dust coating
  CCD-shift dust reduction mechanism
Viewfinder   Eye-level fixed pentaprism
  Spherical Acute Matte focusing screen (not changeable)
  Magnification approx. 0.83x
  95% frame coverage
  Dioptric adjustment (-2.5 to +1.0)
  Eye-relief 20 mm from eyepiece, 16 mm from frame
  Removable eyepiece cup  
Lenses   Sony Alpha lenses
  (compatible with Minolta A-type bayonet mount lenses)
Auto Focus   TTL CCD line sensors (9-points, 8 lines with center cross sensor)
  EV -1 to 18 (ISO 100) detection range
  Predictive focus control for moving subjects
  Auto-tracking focus point display
AF area selection   Wide AF area
  Spot AF area (center)
  Focus area selection (any of 9)
Super SteadyShot   CCD-Shift 'Super SteadyShot' system
  Five level LED shake indicator in viewfinder
  Anti-shake effect: Equivalent to 2 – 3.5 steps in shutter speed
Focusing modes   Single-shot AF
  Direct Manual Focus
  Continuous AF
  Automatic AF
  Manual focus
AF assist illuminator   Via internal flash, must be raised
  1.0 - 5.0 m range
Shooting modes   Auto
  Programmed AE (with shift)
  Aperture priority AE
  Shutter priority AE
  Scene modes: Portrait,  Landscape,  Macro,  Sports,  Sunset,
  Night portrait
ISO Sensitivity   Auto (100 - 800)
  ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  Lo80 (ISO 80, Low key)
  Hi200 (ISO 200, High key)
Metering range   EV 1 to 20 (Multi-segment / Center-weighted)
  EV 4 to 20 (Spot metering)
  (at ISO 100 with F1.4 lens)
Metering modes   Multi-segment (40 segment Honeycomb pattern)
AE Bracketing   3 frames
  0.3 or 0.7 EV steps
AE Lock   AEL button
  Half-press shutter release
Exposure compensation   -2.0 to +2.0 EV
  0.3 EV steps
Shutter   Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane Shutter
Shutter Speed   30 to 1/4000 sec plus  Bulb
Flash Sync   1/160 sec [ 1/125 sec with Super Steadshot on]
DOF preview   Yes, dedicated button
White balance modes   Auto,  Daylight,  Shade,  Cloudy,  Tungsten,  Fluorescent
  Flash,  Color temperature (2500 - 9900 K),  Manual (Custom)
White balance tuning   Auto (none)
  Preset WB: -3 to +3
  Fluorescent WB: -2 to +4
  Color temperature WB: -9 to +9
  (Magenta to Green)
White balance bracketing   3 frames,   Hi or Lo steps
Dynamic range optimizer   Off
Color space   sRGB or  Adobe RGB
Color modes   Standard,  Vivid,  Portrait,  Landscape,  Sunset,  Night view,  B&W
Image parameters   Contrast (-2 to +2)
  Saturation (-2 to +2)
  Sharpness (-2 to +2)
  (Available in all color modes)
Noise reduction   Long exposure for exposures longer than 1 second
  User controllable: On / Off
LCD monitor   2.5" TFT LCD ('Clear Photo LCD Plus')
  230,000 pixels
  Anti-reflective coating
  Auto dimmed by viewfinder eye sensor
Flash   Built-in pop-up flash (manual release)
  Metering: ADI, Pre-flash TTL, Manual flash control
  Guide number 12 (ISO 100/m)
  Angle of coverage 24 mm (35 mm equiv.)
  Flash sync 1/160 sec, 1/125 sec (SteadyShot on)
Flash modes   Auto
  Fill Flash
  Red-eye Reduction (pre-flash)
  Wireless/Remote Off-camera Flash
  Rear Flash Sync.
  High Speed Sync.
  Slow Sync with AE Lock
Flash compensation -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
External flash (optional)   Sony HVL-F56M (guide no. 56)
  Sony HVL-F36M (guide no. 36)
  Macro Twin Flash Kit HVL-MT24AM
Drive modes   Single-frame
  Self-timer (10 or 2 sec)
  Continuous bracket
  Single-frame bracket
  White balance bracket
Continuous shooting   RAW: 3 fps, up to 6 frames
  RAW+JPEG: 3 fps, up to 3 frames
  JPEG: 3fps, unlimited
Self-timer   10 sec
  2 sec
Orientation sensor   Yes, for shooting, playback and control panel display
Connectivity   USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage or PTP)
  Video out (NTSC or PAL)
  Remote terminal
Storage   Compact Flash Type I/II
  Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo via CF adapter
  Supports FAT16 / FAT32
Video out   Selectable NTSC or PAL
Power   NP-FM55H Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (1600 mAh)
  Battery charger included
  Optional AC adapter
Dimensions   133 x 95 x 71 mm (5.2 x 3.7 x 2.8 in)
Weight (body)   Without battery: 545 g (1.2 lb)
  With battery: 638 g (1.4 lb)

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