Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Announced Aug 27, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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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