Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Announced May 18, 2009 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 3872 x 2592 ?
Other resolutions 3872 x 2176, 2896 x 1936, 2896 x 1632, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1088 ?
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9 ?
Effective pixels 10 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 11 megapixels ?
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) ?
Sensor type CCD ?
Processor Bionz
Image
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 ?
White balance presets 6 ?
Custom white balance Yes (1) ?
Image stabilization Sensor-shift ?
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Standard ?
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
?
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes ?
Number of focus points 9
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Focal length multiplier 1.5× ?
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed ?
Screen size 2.7 ?
Screen dots 230,400 ?
Touch screen No
Live view No ?
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) ?
Viewfinder coverage 95% ?
Viewfinder magnification 0.83× ?
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec ?
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec ?
Aperture priority Yes ?
Shutter priority Yes ?
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 10.00 m
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Wireless
Continuous drive 2.5 fps ?
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps) ?
WB Bracketing No ?
Videography features
Microphone None
Storage
Storage types SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo ?
Storage included None ?
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI Yes ?
Remote control Yes
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 230
Weight (inc. batteries) 490 g (1.08 lb / 17.28 oz)
Dimensions 128 x 97 x 68 mm (5.04 x 3.82 x 2.68)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No ?
GPS None
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