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Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Specifications

Price

• Body only (DSLR-A100): $899
• Kit inc. 18-70 lens (DSLR-A100K): $999

Body material Plastic
Sensor • 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Interline interlaced CCD
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter
• 10.8 million total pixels
• 10.2 million effective pixels
• 12-bit ADC
Image sizes

• 3872 x 2592 (L)
• 2896 x 1936 (M)
• 1920 x 1280 (S)

File qualities / formats • RAW (12-bit,.ARW format, approx. 9.1 MB per image)
• RAW + JPEG Fine
• JPEG Fine
• JPEG Standard
Dust reduction • Static-resistant anti-dust coating
• CCD-shift dust reduction mechanism
Lenses • Sony Alpha lenses
(also compatible with Minolta A-type bayonet mount lenses)
FOV crop 1.5x
Super SteadyShot • CCD-Shift 'Super SteadyShot' system
• Five level LED shake indicator in viewfinder
• Anti-shake effect: Equivalent to 2 – 3.5 steps in shutter speed
Auto Focus • TTL CCD line sensors (9-points, 8 lines with center cross-hair sensor)
• EV -1 to 18 (ISO 100) detection range
• Predictive focus control for moving subjects
• Auto-tracking focus point display
AF area selection

• Wide AF area
• Spot AF area (center)
• Focus area selection (any of 9)

Focus modes • Single-shot AF
• Direct Manual Focus
• Continuous AF
• Automatic AF
• Manual focus
AF assist illuminator • Via internal flash, must be raised
• 1.0 - 5.0 m range
Eye-start AF Yes, selectable from menu
Shooting modes

• Auto
• Programmed AE (with shift)
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Manual
• Scene modes (below)

Scene modes • Portrait
• Landscape
• Macro
• Sports
• Sunset
• Night portrait
Sensitivity

• Auto (100 - 800)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• Lo80 (ISO 80, Low key)
• Hi200 (ISO 200, High key)

Metering modes • Multi-segment (40 segment Honeycomb pattern)
• Center-weighted
• Spot
Metering range • EV 1 to 20 (Multi-segment / Center-weighted)
• EV 4 to 20 (Spot metering)
(at ISO 100 with F1.4 lens)
AE Lock • AEL button
• Half-press shutter release
AE Bracketing • 3 frames
• 0.3 or 0.7 EV steps
Exposure compen. • -2.0 to +2.0 EV
• 0.3 EV steps
Shutter Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane Shutter
Shutter Speed • 30 to 1/4000 sec
• Bulb
Flash X-sync • 1/160 sec
• 1/125 sec (with Super SteadyShot on)
Aperture values Depends on lens, 0.3 EV steps
DOF preview Yes, dedicated button
White balance

• Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Flash
• Color temperature (2500 - 9900 K)
• Manual (Custom)

White balance fine tuning • Auto (none)
• Preset WB: -3 to +3
• Fluorescent WB: -2 to +4
• Color temperature WB: -9 to +9
(Magenta to Green)
White balance bracketing • 3 frames
• Hi or Lo steps
Dynamic range optimizer • Off
• Standard
• Advanced
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Color modes • Standard
• Vivid
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Sunset
• Night view
• B&W
• Adobe RGB
Image parameters • Contrast (-2 to +2)
• Saturation (-2 to +2)
• Sharpness (-2 to +2)
(Available in all color modes)
Noise reduction • Long exposure for exposures longer than 1 second
• User controllable: On / Off
Viewfinder

• Eye-level fixed pentamirror
• Spherical Acute Matte focusing screen (not changeable)
• Magnification approx. x0.83
• 95% frame coverage
• Diotric adjustment (-2.5 to +1.0)
• Eye-relief 20 mm from eyepiece, 16 mm from frame
• Eyepiece cup removable
• Viewfinder info bar

LCD monitor • 2.5" TFT LCD ('Clear Photo LCD Plus')
• 230,000 pixels
• Anti-reflective coating
• Auto dimmed by viewfinder eye sensor
Flash • Built-in pop-up flash (manual release)
• Metering: ADI, Pre-flash TTL, Manual flash control
• Guide number 12 (ISO 100/m)
• Angle of coverage 24 mm (35 mm equiv.)
• Flash sync 1/160 sec, 1/125 sec (SteadyShot on)
Flash modes

• Auto
• Fill Flash
• Red-eye Reduction (pre-flash)
• Wireless/Remote Off-camera Flash
• Rear Flash Sync.
• High Speed Sync.
• Slow Sync with AE Lock

Flash compensation -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
External flash (optional) • Sony HVL-F56M (guide no. 56)
• Sony HVL-F36M (guide no. 36)
• Macro Twin Flash Kit HVL-MT24AM
Drive modes • Single-frame
• Continuous
• Self-timer (10 or 2 sec)
• Continuous bracket
• Single-frame bracket
• White balance bracket
Continuous shooting • RAW: 3 fps, up to 6 frames
• RAW+JPEG: 3 fps, up to 3 frames
• JPEG: 3fps, unlimited
Self-timer • 10 sec
• 2 sec
Orientation sensor Yes, for shooting, playback and control panel display
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage or PTP)
• Video out (NTSC or PAL)
• DC-IN
• Remote terminal
Video out Selectable NTSC or PAL
Storage • Compact Flash Type I/II
• Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo via CF adapter
• Supports FAT16 / FAT32
Power • NP-FM55H Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (1600 mAh)
• Battery charger included
• Optional AC adapter
Vertical grip Not available
Dimensions 133 x 95 x 71 mm (5.2 x 3.7 x 2.8 in)
Weight (body) • No battery: 545 g (1.2 lb)
• With battery: 638 g (1.4 lb)
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