Sony Alpha A55V Specifications

Sony SLT-A55V

Sony Alpha A55V (with 18-55mm lens)

Part Number: SLT-A55VL Released: September 21, 2010

General

  • Depth
    3.3 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    16.2 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    16700000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    16200000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    15
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Camera Flash

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

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-12800, ISO auto (100-1600)
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    1200
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    handheld twilight, landscape, macro, night portrait, night view, portrait mode, sports mode, sunset
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Landscape, Portrait, Sunset, Vivid
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    2500K - 9900K, cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, shade
  • 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
  • White Balance Bracketing
    Yes
  • X-sync Speed
    1/160 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV -2-17 ( ISO 100 )

Display

  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    folding

Environmental Parameters

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

Lens System

  • Type
    3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM
  • 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
  • Max View Angle
    76 degrees
  • Group Qty
    7
  • Element Qty
    8
  • Filter Size
    55 mm
  • Lens Included
    DT 18-55mm lens
  • Features
    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, SDXC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    RAW 4912 x 3264
    JPEG 4912 x 3264
    JPEG 3568 x 2368
    JPEG 2448 x 1624
    RAW 4912 x 2760
    JPEG 4912 x 2760
    JPEG 3568 x 2000
    JPEG 2448 x 1376
  • Video Capture
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 17Mbps
    H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 12Mbps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3Mbps

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.46 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    1440000 pixels
  • Features
    auto eye sensor
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size (metric)
    1.2 cm
  • Viewfinder Information
    AE lock, ISO sensitivity, high-speed sync indicator, manual focus, memory card status, metering system, picture mode, record mode, red-eye reduction , shake warning, shutter speed, white balance, aperture, wireless/remote flash, battery status, continuous AF, exposure bracketing, exposure compensation, exposure mode, flash compensation on/off, frames-remaining counter
  • Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage
    100%
  • Optical Viewfinder Magnification
    1.1x
  • Optical Viewfinder Dioptric Correction Range
    -4 to +4
  • Viewfinder Frames
    Autofocus frame

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    10 frames per second, 6 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    3D Sweep Panorama technology, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Translucent Mirror technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, date/time stamp, depth-of-field preview button, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, face detection, Eye-Fi Card Ready, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, Face Recognition, LCD live view mode, Multi-Frame Noise Reduction, Quick AF Live View, RGB primary color filter, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Sweep Panorama technology

Connections

  • Connector Type
    1 x HDMI output
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x microphone
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Type
    HDMI output, USB 2.0, microphone
  • Qty
    1

Shutter

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

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FW50
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FW50

Software

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

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows XP SP3
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony a
  • Model
    SLT-A55VL
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    SLR
  • SLR Enhanced Functionality
    Live View mode, movie recording
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    10 frames per second, 6 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-12800, ISO auto (100-1600)
  • ISO (Max)
    12800
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Landscape, Portrait, Sunset, Vivid
  • HDR Mode
    Auto HDR mode
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • 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
    3D Sweep Panorama technology, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Translucent Mirror technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, date/time stamp, depth-of-field preview button, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, face detection, Eye-Fi Card Ready, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, Face Recognition, LCD live view mode, Multi-Frame Noise Reduction, Quick AF Live View, RGB primary color filter, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Sweep Panorama technology

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
    1200
  • 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
    handheld twilight, landscape, macro, night portrait, night view, portrait mode, sports mode, sunset

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV -2-17
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 100

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    2500K - 9900K, cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, shade
  • White Balance Bracketing
    Yes

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    15

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.9 in
  • Height
    3.6 in
  • Weight
    15.55 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    16.2 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.6 x 23.5 mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Total Pixels
    16700000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    16200000 pixels
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    folding
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.5 cm
  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Features
    contrast control, display brightness control

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, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Navigation
    GPS receiver
  • Sensors
    digital level meter
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching

Optical Viewfinder

  • Field Coverage
    100%
  • Magnification
    1.1x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -4 to +4
  • Viewfinder Frames
    autofocus frame

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    2448 x 1376, 2448 x 1624, 3568 x 2000, 3568 x 2368, 4912 x 2760, 4912 x 3264
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG, RAW

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Resolution
    1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
  • Bitrate
    12Mbps, 17Mbps, 3Mbps

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Included
    included

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Where to Buy

Sony Alpha A55V (with 18-55mm lens)

Part Number: SLT-A55VL Released: Sep 21, 2010

MSRP: $849.99

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