Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 Specifications

Sony a (Alpha) DSLR-A500H - digital camera - with Sony LCS-BDF Case

Part Number: DSLRA500H Released: November 1, 2009

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Bundled with
    Sony LCS-BDF Case
  • Sensor Resolution
    12.3 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    12,900,000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12,300,000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Sensor Features
    Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)
  • Optical Zoom
    3
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)
  • Auto Focus
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Image Recording Format
    RAW + JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    HDMI
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO auto (200-1600)
  • Exposure Metering
    multi-segment
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    40
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    night portrait
  • Special Effects
    Sunset
  • White Balance
    custom
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy
  • 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 )

Lens System

  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic
  • Min Focus Range
    9.8 in
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual
  • Filter Size
    55 mm
  • Lens System Mounting
    Minolta A-type
  • Features
    Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    12
  • Flash Modes
    slow synchro
  • Features
    wireless off-camera control

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    5 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Additional Features
    Eye-Start AF system

Viewfinder

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

Display

  • Resolution
    230,400 pixels
  • Display Features
    folding

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Software

  • Software
    Sony Image Data Converter SR

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    MS Windows Vista
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive

Miscellaneous

  • Included Accessories
    body cap

Battery

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

Memory / Storage

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

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5.4 in
  • Depth
    3.3 in
  • Height
    4.1 in
  • Weight
    1.3 lbs

Environmental Parameters

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

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Where to Buy

Sony a (Alpha) DSLR-A500H - digital camera - with Sony LCS-BDF Case

Part Number: DSLRA500H Released: Nov. 1, 2009

MSRP: $799.99

See manufacturer website for availability.