Sony Alpha A230 Specifications

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha A230 (with18-55mm lens)

Part Number: DSLR-A230L Released: June 1, 2009

General

  • Depth
    2.7 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    10.2 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    10800000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    10200000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.8 x 23.6mm
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-3200, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    40
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    landscape, macro, night portrait, portrait mode, sports mode, sunset
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Landscape, Neutral, Night View, Portrait, Sunset, Vivid
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, shade, tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
  • X-sync Speed
    1/160 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )

Display

  • Display Format
    230,400 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    folding

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    10
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, rear curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    3 x
  • Lens Series
    DT SAM
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.5-5.6
  • Min Focal Length
    18 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    55 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    27 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    9.8 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual
  • Filter Size
    55 mm
  • Lens Included
    DT 18-55mm lens
  • Features
    ED glass, Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM), aspherical lens

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    3872 x 2592
    2896 x 1936
    1920 x 1280

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    eye-level penta-dach mirror
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    Color
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror
  • Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage
    95%
  • Optical Viewfinder Magnification
    0.83x
  • Optical Viewfinder Dioptric Correction Range
    -2.5 to +1

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.5 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    Dynamic Range Optimizer, RGB primary color filter, shadow point display, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, highlight point display, histogram display

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Type
    HDMI output, USB
  • Qty
    1

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • X-sync Speed
    1/160 sec

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Image Data Converter SR, Sony Image Data Lightbox SR, Sony Picture Motion Browser

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FH50
  • Details
    1 x Sony NP-FH50 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FH50

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later, MS Windows 2000 Professional, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony a
  • Model
    DSLR-A230L
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    SLR
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.5 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-3200, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    3200
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Landscape, Neutral, Night View, Portrait, Sunset, Vivid
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Lens Mounting Type
    Minolta A-type
  • Features
    Dynamic Range Optimizer, RGB primary color filter, shadow point display, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, highlight point display, histogram display

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)

Lens System Mounting

  • Mounting Type
    Minolta A-type

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    40
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
  • Shooting Programs
    landscape, macro, night portrait, portrait mode, sports mode, sunset

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV 1-20
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 100

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, shade, tungsten light

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5 in
  • Height
    3.8 in
  • Weight
    15.87 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    10.2 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.8 x 23.6mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.8 x 23.6 mm
  • Total Pixels
    10800000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    10200000 pixels
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    folding
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.9 cm
  • Display Format
    230,400 pixels
  • Features
    display brightness control

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    parts and labor
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, direct print

Optical Viewfinder

  • Type
    eye-level penta-dach mirror
  • Field Coverage
    95%
  • Magnification
    0.83x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -2.5 to +1

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Quality
    RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
  • Image Resolution
    1920 x 1280, 2896 x 1936, 3872 x 2592
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG, RAW

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Form Factor
    Sony NP-FH50
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Included
    included

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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Sony Alpha A230 (with18-55mm lens)

Part Number: DSLR-A230L Released: Jun 1, 2009
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