Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

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

Manufacturer description: Exceptional picture quality, super-fast response and maximum shooting versatility come together with the Sony a500 DSLR camera. A 12.3 megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor and BIONZ image processing engine deliver amazing image quality with high-sensitivity shooting at up to ISO12800. You can also expand your shooting opportunities with two Live View modes, Quick Auto Focus Live View and Manual Focus Check Live View. Plus, a 9-area tracking auto focus system makes it possible to capture high-speed shots with a fast shutter speed and up to 5 frames/sec continuous shooting. And it's easy to frame high and low-angle shots on the tiltable 3.0" LCD.

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Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 4272 x 2848
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 230,000
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Storage types SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
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)

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