Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Announced Aug 27, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
Price
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 4272 x 2848
Other resolutions 4272 x 2400, 3104 x 2072, 3104 x 1744, 2128 x 1416, 2188 x 1192
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 13 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Bionz
Image
ISO Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Standard
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 9
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 230,000
Touch screen No
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.8×
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 No
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 12.00 m
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
Continuous drive 5.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Microphone None
Storage
Storage types SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage included None
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes
Remote control Yes (Wired or wirelss (Optional))
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NP-FM500H rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 520
Weight (inc. batteries) 630 g (1.39 lb / 22.22 oz)
Dimensions 137 x 104 x 84 mm (5.39 x 4.09 x 3.31)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
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