Sony Alpha A100 Specifications

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Sony Alpha A100 (with 18-70mm lens)

Part Number: DSLR-A100K

General

  • Depth
    2.8 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    10.2 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    10800000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    10200000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.8 x 23.6mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust technology
  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    12
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, rear curtain sync, red-eye reduction

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    40
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    landscape, night portrait, portrait mode, sunset
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Neutral, Vivid
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, shade, tungsten light
  • 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 EV step
  • X-sync Speed
    1/160 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )

Display

  • Type
    2.5" LCD display
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Environmental Parameters

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

Lens System

  • Type
    Zoom lens - 3.9 x zoom - 18 - 70 mm - f/3.5-5.6 DT
  • Lens Construction
    9 groups / 11 elements
  • Optical Zoom
    3.9 x
  • Lens Series
    DT
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.5-5.6
  • Min Focal Length
    18 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    70 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    27 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    15 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual
  • Group Qty
    9
  • Element Qty
    11
  • Filter Size
    55 mm
  • Lens Included
    DT 18-70mm lens
  • Features
    ED glass, aspherical lens

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    CompactFlash, Microdrive
  • Image Storage
    3872 x 2592
    2896 x 1936
    1920 x 1280

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    eye-level roof prism
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - eye-level roof prism
  • Viewfinder Information
    AE lock, AF-in-focus, anti-shake scale, aperture, exposure compensation, flash charge completion, shake warning, shutter speed
  • Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage
    95%
  • Optical Viewfinder Magnification
    0.83x
  • Optical Viewfinder Dioptric Correction Range
    -2.5 to +1
  • Viewfinder Frames
    Autofocus frame

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    3 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, Dynamic Range Optimizer, RGB primary color filter, depth-of-field preview button, digital noise reduction, histogram display, sharpness control

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    CompactFlash Card
  • Type
    DC power input, USB, composite video output, remote control
  • 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-FM55
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1600 mAh ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FM55

Software

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

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.3 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony a
  • Model
    DSLR-A100
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    SLR
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    3 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    1600
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Neutral, Vivid
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Super Steady Shot, CCD-shift mechanism)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Lens Mounting Type
    Minolta A-type
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, Dynamic Range Optimizer, RGB primary color filter, depth-of-field preview button, digital noise reduction, histogram display, sharpness control

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Super Steady Shot, CCD-shift mechanism)

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 EV step
  • Shooting Programs
    landscape, night portrait, portrait mode, sunset

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV 1-20
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 100

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, shade, tungsten light

Auto Focus

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

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5.2 in
  • Height
    3.7 in
  • Weight
    19.22 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    10.2 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.8 x 23.6mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.8 x 23.6 mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Total Pixels
    10800000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    10200000 pixels
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust technology

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in
  • Diagonal Size
    2.5 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.4 cm
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Features
    contrast control

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    CompactFlash Card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    CompactFlash, Microdrive

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, direct print

Optical Viewfinder

  • Type
    eye-level roof prism
  • Field Coverage
    95%
  • Magnification
    0.83x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -2.5 to +1
  • Viewfinder Frames
    autofocus frame

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    1920 x 1280, 2896 x 1936, 3872 x 2592

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Capacity
    1600 mAh
  • Included
    included

CNET Labs' Benchmarks

  • Labs information
    All values are expressed in seconds. Please visit our <ref type="link" url="http://reviews.cnet.com/Labs/4520-6603 7-1014358-1.html">labs information page</ref> for information on how digital cameras are tested.
  • CNET Labs Shutter lag bright
    0.4
  • CNET Labs Wake up time
    1.0
  • CNET Labs Flash shot to shot time
    2.0
  • CNET Labs Raw shot to shot time
    0.5
  • CNET Labs Typical burst speed
    2.5
  • CNET Labs Shot to shot time typical
    0.5

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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Sony Alpha A100 (with 18-70mm lens)

Part Number: DSLR-A100K
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