Sony Alpha A550 Specifications

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Sony Alpha A550 (Body Only)

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

General

  • Depth
    3.3 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    14.2 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    14600000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    14200000 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
  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Display

  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    folding

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)

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

Environmental Parameters

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

Lens System

  • Lens Included
    body only

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    eye-level penta-dach mirror
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror

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
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, Dynamic Range Optimizer, LCD live view mode, Quick AF Live View, RGB primary color filter, Smile Detection technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection

Connections

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

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-FM500H
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)

Software

  • Type
    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

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony a
  • Model
    DSLR-A550
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    SLR
  • SLR Enhanced Functionality
    Live View mode
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    4 frames per second, 5 frames per second, 7 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 200-12800, ISO auto (200-1600)
  • ISO (Max)
    12800
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Landscape, Neutral, Portrait, Sunset, Vivid
  • HDR Mode
    Auto HDR mode
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, Dynamic Range Optimizer, LCD live view mode, Quick AF Live View, RGB primary color filter, Smile Detection technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)

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 or 2/3 EV steps
  • Shooting Programs
    landscape, macro, night portrait, portrait mode, sports mode, sunset

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV 2-20
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 100

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, shade
  • White Balance Bracketing
    Yes

Auto Focus

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

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    14.2 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.6 x 23.5 mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Total Pixels
    14600000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    14200000 pixels
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5.4 in
  • Height
    4.1 in
  • Weight
    1.32 lbs

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    folding
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.6 cm
  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Features
    contrast control, display brightness control

Camera Memory

  • 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

Camera Specifications

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

Optical Viewfinder

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

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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Sony Alpha A550 (Body Only)

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