Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 Specifications

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 (with 18-55mm lens)

Part Number: DSLR-A500L Released: November 1, 2009

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Width
    5.4 in
  • Depth
    3.3 in
  • Height
    4.1 in
  • Weight
    1.3 lbs
  • Sensor Resolution
    12.3 Megapixel, 12.3 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    12,900,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12,300,000 pixels 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
  • AV Interfaces
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Environmental Parameters

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

Camera

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)
  • Lens Mounting
    Minolta A-type

Display

  • Type
    3" LCD display
  • Display Format
    230,400 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    folding

Carrying Case

  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, battery charger, body cap, dust cap, lens cap, shoulder strap

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 ), EV 2-20 ( ISO 100 )

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

Lens System

  • Type
    3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.5-5.6
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual
  • Min Focus Range
    9.8 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Optical Zoom
    3 x
  • Filter Size
    55 mm
  • Features
    Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    eye-level penta-dach mirror
  • Type
    eye-level penta-dach mirror
  • Field Coverage
    95%
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror, Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror
  • Magnification
    0.8x
  • 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, 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, camera orientation detection, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, face detection, digital noise reduction, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, AF lock, sharpness control, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, display brightness control, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, Dynamic Range Optimizer, sharpness control, LCD live view mode, Quick AF Live View, RGB primary color filter, Smile Detection technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Software

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

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FM500H, Sony NP-FM500H
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

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

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Where to Buy

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 (with 18-55mm lens)

Part Number: DSLR-A500L Released: Nov 1, 2009

MSRP: $599.99

See manufacturer website for availability.