Sony Alpha DSLR A560 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens, 14.2 Megapixel, 3.0" LCD with 920,000 Pixels, Full HD 1080/60i Movies


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About Sony DSLR-A560

The Sony Alpha DSLR A560 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens is a camera that answers all of your questions before you can even ask. High resolution (14.2MP) APS-C sensor? Yes. Brilliant, tiltable (+/- 90°), large (3") display with superb resolution (921,600 pixels)? Sure. Dazzling video in high definition (1080i)? Of course. You want faster focusing? Using the same "phase detection" auto focus for Live View as for the optical viewfinder, plus autofocus that begins as soon as you raise the camera to your eye, you'll catch fast action that others miss.

High quality zoom lens? You got it--a 3x F3.5-5.6 18-55mm Sony Alpha (35mm equivalent 27-82.5mm) lens. How about capturing the absolute best quality possible, with RAW and JPEG file formats? Wouldn't you like to create a 3D panoramic photo without breaking a sweat? Abolish camera shake forever with image stabilization and reduced-noise high sensitivity (up to 12,800 ISO)? With the A560, you get this and much more.

The built-in HDR (High Dynamic Range) function combines 3 quick photos of a high contrast scene and combines them to give you one photo with the correct shadow, mid-tone and highlight tones for a beautifully balanced image. 6 scene selections and 6 style modes, including Portrait, Sports Action, Landscape, Sunset, Night Portrait and Hand-held Twilight modes are available. Face Detection recognizes and adjusts the camera for faces in a given scene and Smile Shutter only takes a picture when it sees a smile on your subject's face.

There's a built-in pop-up flash. You can shoot up to 7 frames per second if you want to and you can save your images on Memory Stick PRO Duo or Pro-HG Duo; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

Sony DSLR-A560 Features

  • 14.2 megapixels; amazing pictures: You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the APS-C sensor size and Sony's Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.
  • Full HD 1080/60i movies: The DSLR-A560L captures Full HD video at 1920x1080/30p and records in 1920x1080/60i and is one of the very few DSLRs with exactly the same resolution and frame rate as most broadcast and cable HDTV channels.
  • APS-C size HD CMOS image sensor: With 19.5 times the area of the typical camcorder image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between amateur and professional-looking video.
  • Quick Auto Focus Live View: Unlike competing cameras, the DSLR-A560L is just as responsive in Quick Auto Focus Live View mode as in optical viewfinder mode. That's because, unlike the others, the A560 uses the same "phase detection" auto focus for Live View as for the optical viewfinder.
  • More responsive Live View: Some Live View systems take a painfully long time to focus. Some even black out the LCD before focus. Either can cause you to miss shots. Sony's Quick Auto Focus Live View solves these problems, making it easier to get the best shot.
  • Focus Check Live View: For critical focus in macro and tripod shooting, the A560L also offers Focus Check Live View. Temporary 7x and 14x zoom views enable you to focus on extremely fine detail while the 1x view shows 100% framing in the LCD.
  • Multi-frame NR : Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity.
  • Hand-held Twilight: Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures-beyond the capability of traditional cameras-without using flash or a tripod. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second.
  • Auto HDR built into camera: Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle-and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot.
  • Sweep Panorama mode: Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter and sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size.
  • 3D Sweep Panoramamode: Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats.
  • Tiltable 3.0" LCD: Even if you're completely comfortable with the optical viewfinder, Sony's tiltable LCD empowers your photography with a different point of view. Helps you frame high and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit or miss.
  • 7 fps continuous shooting: Up to 7 frames per second in Speed Priority mode can capture the decisive moment in sports or get the ideal baby photo. You can also shoot at up to 3 fps with Quick Auto Focus Live View.
  • ISO 12800 sensitivity: Sony's Exmor CMOS image sensor employs new low-noise processing, for uncommonly clear pictures. The BIONZ image processor with chroma noise reduction helps achieve low noise all the way up to ISO 12800, without sacrificing resolution.
  • 15-Point Auto Focus Sensor: To get the best shot under a wide range of situations, the A560L uses 11 AF points with four assist points make for flexible shot composition. Three cross sensors maximize precision.
  • Face Detection technology: The A560L enhances Quick AF Live View shooting with Face Detection technology, which helps you get the best shot by recognizing faces and applying the proper focus, exposure and white balance.
  • Smile Shutter technology: Another Quick AF Live View enhancement, Smile Shutter technology automatically takes the shot when your subject smiles. Works with Quick Auto Focus Live View to capture spontaneous moments, making the difference between a missed shot and a cherished memory.
  • Help Guide: Provides ready reference to advanced camera functions, helping to develop your confidence and skills as a photographer.
  • Graphic Display: Clarifies the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results.
  • SteadyShot INSIDE stabilization: Image stabilization helps you take blur-free shots by compensating for camera shake. Typical DSLR systems build image stabilization into selected lenses only. SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization is built into the camera body itself.
  • Smart Teleconverter 2x Digital Zoom: In Quick Auto Focus Live View mode, you can extend the optical zoom of your lens with digital zoom. One touch zooms in at 1.4x, while a second touch advances to 2x zoom. The system reproduces pixels on a 1:1 basis so there's no degradation in picture quality.
  • Powerful Supplied Software: To help you refine and manage your images, the A560 is equipped with comprehensive computer software, including Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR and Picture Motion Browser (PMB).
  • BIONZ image processor: The newest version of Sony's BIONZ image processor uses chroma noise reduction to deliver high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 12800 sensitivity.
  • 921K dot Xtra Fine LCD screen: Sony's Xtra Fine LCD monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution. The Anti Reflection (AR) coating increases visibility in direct sunlight.
  • Sony Exmor technology: Conventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The Exmor sensor provides more than 4,000 column-parallel A/D converters. This helps enable continuous shooting at up to 7 frames per second.
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