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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
2 fps
3 fps
3 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