Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Specifications

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 (Body Only)

Part Number: DSLR-A550 Released: November 1, 2009

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Sensor Resolution
    14.2 Megapixel, 14.2 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    14,600,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    14,200,000 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)
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)
  • Auto Focus
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    HDMI
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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 )

Lens System

  • Lens System Mounting
    Minolta A-type
  • Lens Mounting Type
    Minolta A-type

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    12
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, rear curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow synchro
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, flash exposure bracketing, wireless off-camera control

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    4 frames per second, 5 frames per second, 7 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Additional Features
    AE lock, PictBridge support, Quick AF Live View, RGB primary color filter, Smile Detection technology, USB 2.0 compatibility, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection, contrast control, date/time stamp, AF lock, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, direct print, display brightness control, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, Auto HDR mode, sharpness control, DPOF support, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Exif Print support, Eye-Start AF system, LCD live view mode, PRINT Image Matching

Viewfinder

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

Display

  • Type
    3" LCD display
  • Resolution
    921,600 pixels
  • Display Features
    folding

Connections

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

Software

  • Software
    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

Miscellaneous

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

Battery

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

Memory / Storage

  • 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
  • Image Storage
    4592 x 3056
    4592 x 2576
    3344 x 2224
    3344 x 1872
    2288 x 1520
    2288 x 1280

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 See all prices

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 (Body Only)

Part Number: DSLR-A550 Released: Nov 1, 2009
MSRP: $749.99 Low Price: $699.99 See all prices