Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Review
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Specifications
Body only (DSLR-A100): $899
|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
3872 x 2592 (L)
|File qualities / formats|| RAW (12-bit,.ARW format, approx. 9.1 MB per image)
RAW + JPEG Fine
|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)
|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
|Focus modes|| Single-shot AF
Direct Manual Focus
|AF assist illuminator|| Via internal flash, must be raised
1.0 - 5.0 m range
|Eye-start AF||Yes, selectable from menu|
|Scene modes|| Portrait
Auto (100 - 800)
|Metering modes|| Multi-segment (40 segment Honeycomb pattern)
|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
|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 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
|Color space|| sRGB
|Color modes|| Standard
|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
Eye-level fixed pentamirror
|LCD monitor|| 2.5" TFT LCD ('Clear Photo LCD Plus')
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 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
Self-timer (10 or 2 sec)
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
|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)
|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)
|Waffles with fruits by Coolinarka|
from Food photography (desserts)
|Vestrahorn Frozen Reflection by Will B Milner|
from Ice cold
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