Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 (Body Only) Specifications

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 (Body Only)

Part Number: DSLR-A500 Released: November 1, 2009

General

  • Depth
    3.3 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    12.3 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    12900000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12300000 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)
  • 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

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    12
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, flash exposure bracketing, 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 200-12800, ISO auto (200-1600)
  • 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, Portrait, Sunset, Vivid
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    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 2-20 ( ISO 100 )

Display

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

Environmental Parameters

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

Lens System

  • Lens Included
    body only

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    eye-level penta-dach mirror
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror
  • Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage
    95%
  • Optical Viewfinder Magnification
    0.8x
  • Optical Viewfinder Dioptric Correction Range
    -2.5 to +1

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    4272 x 2848
    4272 x 2848
    3104 x 2072
    3104 x 1744
    2128 x 1416
    2128 x 1192

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    4 frames per second, 5 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, Dynamic Range Optimizer, LCD live view mode, Quick AF Live View, RGB primary color filter, Smile Detection technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection

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

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FM500H
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FM500H

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 10.1.3 or later, MS Windows 2000 Professional, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony a
  • Model
    DSLR-A500
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    SLR
  • SLR Enhanced Functionality
    Live View mode
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    4 frames per second, 5 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 200-12800, ISO auto (200-1600)
  • ISO (Max)
    12800
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Landscape, Neutral, 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
    AE lock, AF lock, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, Dynamic Range Optimizer, LCD live view mode, Quick AF Live View, RGB primary color filter, Smile Detection technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection

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 2-20
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 100

White Balance

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

Auto Focus

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

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5.4 in
  • Height
    4.1 in
  • Weight
    1.32 lbs

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    12.3 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor 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
    12900000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12300000 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)
    7.6 cm
  • Display Format
    230,400 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

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
    0.8x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -2.5 to +1

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    2128 x 1192, 2128 x 1416, 3104 x 1744, 3104 x 2072, 4272 x 2848

Supported Battery Details

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

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Where to Buy

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 (Body Only)

Part Number: DSLR-A500 Released: Nov 1, 2009

MSRP: $749.99

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