Sony SLT-A55V Specifications

Sony Alpha SLT-A55V (with 18-55mm lens)

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


  • Packaged Quantity
  • Sensor Resolution
    16.2 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    16,700,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    16,200,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)
  • Optical Zoom
    3 x
  • Image Processor
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)
  • Auto Focus
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Recording Format
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • AV Interfaces
  • Manufacturer

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-12800, ISO auto (100-1600)
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
  • 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
  • X-sync Speed
    1/160 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV -2-17 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    27 - 82.5mm m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Min Focus Range
    9.8 in
  • Max View Angle
    76 degrees
  • Zoom Adjustment
  • Filter Size
    55 mm
  • Lens System Mounting
    Minolta A-type
  • Features
    Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM), aspherical lens

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
  • 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, high-speed synchronization (HSS), wireless off-camera control

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    10 frames per second, 6 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Additional Features
    1080i Full HD movie recording, Face Recognition, LCD live view mode, Multi-Frame Noise Reduction, PRINT Image Matching, Quick AF Live View, RGB primary color filter, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Sweep Panorama technology, Translucent Mirror technology, USB 2.0 compatibility, 3D Sweep Panorama technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in GPS, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, contrast control, date/time stamp, depth-of-field preview button, digital image rotation, digital level meter, Auto HDR mode, digital noise reduction, display brightness control, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, DPOF support, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Exif Print support, Eye-Fi Card Ready, Eye-Start AF system


  • Viewfinder Type
  • Viewfinder Color Support
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.46 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    1,440,000 pixels pixels
  • Field Coverage
  • Magnification
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -4 to +4
  • Viewfinder Frames
    autofocus frame
  • Viewfinder Information
    AE lock, frames-remaining counter, high-speed sync indicator, manual focus, memory card status, metering system, picture mode, record mode, red-eye reduction , shake warning, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, white balance, wireless/remote flash, aperture, battery status, continuous AF, exposure bracketing, exposure compensation, exposure mode, flash compensation on/off
  • Features
    auto eye sensor


  • Resolution
    921,600 pixels
  • Display Features


  • Microphone Operation Mode


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


  • 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 10.4 - 10.6, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows XP SP3
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port


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


  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FW50
  • Details
    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, SDXC Memory Card
  • Video Capture
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 17Mbps
    H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 12Mbps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3Mbps

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.9 in
  • Depth
    3.3 in
  • Height
    3.6 in
  • Weight
    15.6 oz

Environmental Parameters

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


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Sony Alpha SLT-A55V (with 18-55mm lens)

Part Number: SLT-A55VL Released: Sep 21, 2010
MSRP: $849.99 Low Price: $499.99 See all prices