Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 Review
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 Specifications
|Price (body only)
(With 18-70mm kit lens)
$810 / £450 [check]
|Body material||Plastic exterior|
|Sensor *|| 23.5 x 15.7 mm CCD sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter
14.9 million total pixels
14.2 million effective pixels
|Image sizes *||
4592 x 3056 (L / RAW)
|File qualities / formats|| RAW (.ARW)
RAW + JPEG Fine
• 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 Steady Shot|| CCD-Shift 'Super Steady Shot' system
Five level LED shake indicator in viewfinder
Claimed equivalent to 2.5 – 3.5 steps in shutter speed
|Auto Focus *|| TTL CCD line sensors (9-points, with center cross sensor)
EV 0 to 18 (ISO 100) detection range
Predictive focus control for moving subjects
|AF area selection||
Wide AF area
|Focus modes|| Single-shot AF
|• Yes (using built in flash)
• Range approx 1m - 5m
|Eye-start AF||Yes, selectable from menu|
|Scene modes|| Portrait
Auto (Range varies depending on shooting mode)
|Metering modes|| Multi-segment (40 segment Honeycomb pattern)
|Metering range|| EV 2 to 20 (Multi-segment / Center-weighted) *
EV 4 to 20 (Spot metering) *
(at ISO 100 with F1.4 lens)
|AE Lock|| AEL button (customizable, hold or single-press)
Half-press shutter release
|AE Bracketing|| Single or continuous bracketing
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|
|Aperture values||Depends on lens, 0.3 EV steps|
|White balance fine tuning|| Auto (none)
Preset WB: -3 to +3
Fluorescent WB: -2 to +4
Color temperature WB: G9 to M9 (Magenta to Green)
|White balance bracketing|| 10 or 20 Mired steps|
|Dynamic range optimizer||
|Color space|| sRGB
|Color modes|| Standard
• Sunset *
|Image parameters|| Contrast (-3 to +3)
Sharpness (-3 to +3)
(Available in all color modes)
Saturation (-3 to +3)
(All modes except B&W)
|Noise reduction *|| Long exposure for exposures longer than 1 second
• High ISO NR at ISO 1600 or higher
User controllable: On / Off
Eye-level fixed optical glass pentamirror
|Live view *||
Dedicated live view sensor
|LCD monitor *|| 2.7 TFT LCD
|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
|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
• Ring Light HVL-RLAM
• Off camera flash shoe FA-CS1 AM
|Drive modes|| Single-frame
Self-timer (10 or 2 sec)
White balance bracket
|• Approx 2.5fps max (2.0 in Live view)
RAW: Up to 4 frames
RAW+JPEG: Up to 3 frames
• JPEG (FINE): Unlimited (to card capacity)
|Orientation sensor||Yes, for shooting, playback and control panel display|
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage, Multi-LUN or PTP)
Video out (NTSC or PAL)
|Remote control *||• Wired: with optional RM-S1AM or RM-L1AM|
|Video out||• AV (Selectable NTSC or PAL)
• 'PhotoTV' HD settings applied with BRAVIA.
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I/II
Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo (Via optional adapter)
Supports FAT12 / FAT16 / FAT32
|Power *|| NP-FM500H Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (1650 mAh)
Battery charger included
Optional AC adapter
• Batter life Approx 730 shots with viewfinder, 410 in Live view mode (CIPA standard)
|Vertical grip *||• Vertical Grip VG-B30AM
• One or Two NP-FM500H batteries with auto switchover for power (additional battery is optional).
|Dimensions||131 x 99 x 74 mm (5.25 x 4 x 3 in)|
|Weight (body)|| No battery: 582 g (1.3 lb)
With battery: 676 g (1.5 lb)
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- 21 Photographic tests
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- 32 Samples
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