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Jul 22, 2008
Jul 21, 2010
Jun 9, 2010
Jun 10, 2008
 
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
 
4320 x 3240
4592 x 3056
3888 x 2592
4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432,3648 x 2056, 3232 x 3232,3072 x 2304,3072 x 2048, 3072 x 1728, 2736 x 2736, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1440, 2304 x 2304, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360,1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
4592 x 2576, 3408 x 2272, 3408 x 1920, 2288 x 1520, 2288 x 1280
2816 x 1880, 1936 x 1288
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2
14 megapixels
14 megapixels
10 megapixels
15 megapixels
15 megapixels
11 megapixels
1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
APS-C (22.2 x 14.8 mm)
CCD
CCD
CMOS
Venus Engine HD II
Bionz
 
 
Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
5
6
6
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes
Optical
Sensor-shift
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Standard
Fine, Standard
Fine, Normal
 
25–600 mm
 
 
24×
 
 
F2.8 - F5.2
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
Yes (4x)
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
30 cm (11.81)
 
 
1 cm (0.39)
 
 
 
9
7
 
Sony/Minolta Alpha
Canon EF/EF-S
 
1.5×
1.6×
 
Fixed
Fixed
 
3
2.7
2.5
230,000
230,400
230,000
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Electronic
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
 
95%
95%
 
0.83×
0.81×
 
60 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
 
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (pop-up)
9.50 m
10.00 m (at ISO 100)
13.00 m (ISO 100)
No
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
1.8 fps
2.5 fps
3.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 pictures))
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up))
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
 
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
No
 
 
1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
 
 
AVCHD Lite
 
 
Stereo
None
 
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo, SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/MMC card
40 MB
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes (Optional)
Yes (E3 connector)
 
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 rechargeable battery & charger
 
 
290
 
494 g (1.09 lb / 17.43 oz)
549 g (1.21 lb / 19.37 oz)
502 g (1.11 lb / 17.71 oz)
120 x 80 x 92 mm (4.72 x 3.15 x 3.62)
128 x 97 x 86 mm (5.04 x 3.82 x 3.39)
126 x 98 x 65 mm (4.96 x 3.86 x 2.56)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
 
None