Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 (Body Only) | DSLR-A500

specs

General

  • Depth
    3.3 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    12.3 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    12900000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12300000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    APS-C (15.6 x 23.5 mm)
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)
  • 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
    230,400 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

Miscellaneous

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

Lens System

  • Lens Included
    body only

Viewfinder

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

Memory / Storage

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

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    4 frames per second, 5 frames per second
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, 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, 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

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 lithium ion - manufacturer-specific
  • 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-A500
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

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
  • 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
  • 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, 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, 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

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

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

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)

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
    12.3 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    APS-C (15.6 x 23.5 mm)
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.6 x 23.5 mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Total Pixels
    12900000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12300000 pixels
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    folding
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.6 cm
  • Display Format
    230,400 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

Dimensions & Weight

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

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony