Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

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  • Effective pixels

    12 megapixels

    Max resolution

    4272 x 2848

  • Screen Size

    3″

    Screen Dots

    230,000

  • Physical

    137 x 104 x 84 mm (5.39 x 4.09 x 3.31″)

  • Body Type

    Compact SLR

    Flash

    Yes (Pop-up)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

    Sensor size

    APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)

  • ISO

    Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

Body type

  • Body type Compact SLR

Sensor

  • Max resolution4272 x 2848
  • Image ratio w:h3:2, 16:9
  • Effective pixels12 megapixels
  • Sensor photo detectors13 megapixels
  • Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
  • Sensor typeCMOS
  • ProcessorBionz

Image

  • ISOAuto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
  • Boosted ISO (minimum)
  • Boosted ISO (maximum)
  • White balance presets6
  • Custom white balanceYes (1)
  • Image stabilizationSensor-shift
  • Image stabilization notes
  • CIPA image stabilization rating
  • Uncompressed formatRAW
  • JPEG quality levelsFine, Standard

Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus
    • Phase Detect
    • Multi-area
    • Selective single-point
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View
  • Digital zoomYes
  • Manual focusYes
  • Number of focus points9
  • Lens mountSony/Minolta Alpha
  • Focal length multiplier1.5×

Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCDTilting
  • Screen size3″
  • Screen dots230,000
  • Touch screenNo
  • Screen type
  • Live viewYes
  • Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
  • Viewfinder coverage95%
  • Viewfinder magnification0.8× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
  • Viewfinder resolution

Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed30 sec
  • Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)
  • Aperture priorityYes
  • Shutter priorityYes
  • Manual exposure modeYes
  • Subject / scene modesNo
  • Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
  • External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
  • Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
  • Continuous drive5.0 fps
  • Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Metering modes
    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot
  • Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
  • AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
  • WB BracketingNo

Videography features

  • Format
  • Modes
  • MicrophoneNone
  • Speaker

Storage

  • Storage typesSD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo

Connectivity

  • USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
  • USB charging
  • HDMIYes
  • Microphone port
  • Headphone port
  • Wireless
  • Wireless notes
  • Remote controlYes (Wired or wirelss (Optional))

Physical

  • Environmentally sealedNo
  • BatteryBattery Pack
  • Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NP-FM500H rechargeable battery & charger
  • Battery Life (CIPA)520
  • Weight (inc. batteries)630 g (1.39 lb / 22.22 oz)
  • Dimensions137 x 104 x 84 mm (5.39 x 4.09 x 3.31″)

GPS

  • Orientation sensorYes
  • Timelapse recordingNo
  • GPS