Sony DSLR-A100 Alpha 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera Body

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Sony a (alpha) DSLR camera....

WHY SONY? Because people want to take better pictures, & the all-new Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera makes it easier to explore all the creative possibilities of digital photography. Sony electronic innovations for higher sensitivity, smoother image stabilization & superior picture quality give the system spectacular DSLR performance with amazing simplicity.

Along with superb Sony & Carl Zeiss lenses & a full range of professional accessories, the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera builds on 20 years of Minolta camera optics to provide instant compatibility with over 16,000,000 A-mount lenses sold worldwide.

Advanced technology, intuitive operation & professional results, a combination that places the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera in Sony's long tradition of leadership in creative imaging, from the first Cyber-Shot cameras to the broadcast digital camcorders that are creating the motion pictures & TV series of tomorrow.

More Megapixels, Greater Sensitivity: For large prints & tight crops with more detail, the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera captures 10MP resolution, higher than most DSLR cameras today. And Sony's large APS-size Super HAD CCD provides high sensitivity (ISO 1600) with low noise, for superb shots with the creative mood using available light, even at night or by candlelight.

Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization: The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera builds image stabilization into the camera body, so all lenses benefit from anti-shake performance. With higher ISO sensitivity, Sony's Super SteadyShot system minimizes shaky hand blur so you can take sharp photos with hand-held camera in situations that would require a tripod, helping extended telephoto & macro close-up shooting.

Sophisticated Electronic Features: The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera advances the state of the art with innovations like a Dynamic Range Optimizer that automatically adjusts dynamic range showing more detail in highlights & shadows, DDR-SDRAM to write data faster for improved signal processing efficiency, Anti-Dust Technology keeps the CCD imager cleaner for better pictures, & Eye-Start Autofocus begins focusing as soon as you bring your eye to the viewfinder for faster response.

Unlimited Creative Possibilities: The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera is your gateway to unlimited creativety, combining advanced electronic features with a professional array of lenses including advanced Sony zoom lenses, new Carl Zeiss precision optics, & legacy Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha A-mount lenses dating back to 1985, like the classic 135mm Smooth Transition Focus (STF), the awe-inspiring 300mm f2.8 G & the unique 500mm f/8 Reflex (the world's only AF telephoto reflex lens).

The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera is also so simple, even first-time DSLR users can take great pictures. A big, brilliant 2.5" Clear Photo LCD Plus LCD Plus screen makes camera menus easy to read even in in bright sunlight.

What's Included With This Item

  • Battery
  • Charger

Key Features

  • The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera is an instant classic: the top-quality 10 MP DSLR system camera that builds on a two-decade legacy of Minolta photographicleadership, accepts 20 years of A-mount lenses sold worldwide?and introduces Sony imaging innovations
  • Like high-sensitivity shooting with Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization, Dynamic Range Optimizer to automatically increase detail in bright and dark picture areas, new Anti-Dust technology to keep the CCD imager clean for better pictures, and Eye-Start® Autofocus system for faster camera response.
  • The Rebirth of a Legend.
  • In the revolutionary new Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, Sony's mastery of digital technology combines with Minolta's legendary SLR technology, including autofocus and anti-shake compatibility with over 20 years of A-mount lenses sold worldwide.
  • Advanced Lenses and Accessories.
  • The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera is your gateway to one of the world's most sophisticated camera systems, including precision Sony standard and zoom lenses, Sony G Series lenses with advanced motorized autofocusing, amazingly bright Carl Zeiss T* coated lenses, professional-quality flash units and more.
  • 10.2 Megapixel CCD.
  • A large, 23.6 x 15.8 mm APS-C-size CCD imager with Sony's advanced design allowsmore light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise, and providing greater detail when you make big prints or crop in close on your subject.
  • Super SteadyShot
  • When you shoot in low light, the shutter remains open longer, so to compensate for shaky hands or fast-moving subjects, the Sony Super SteadyShot system automatically reduces image blur. And because it works in-camera, you'll get the benefit of Super SteadyShot stabilization with every lens you use.
  • Sharp, Clear Photos The Preserve the Mood.
  • With high-sensitivity (ISO 1600) shooting, the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera captures great photos without flash even in low light, which makes it an idealsystem camera for shooting without a tripod or in locations (like museums and churches) where flash is prohibited.
  • Anti-Dust Technology.
  • Changing lenses in a DSLR can allow dust to enter the camera, so to keep the CCD imager clean for better pictures, the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera utilizes both static-free anti-dust coating on the CCD filter and anti-dust vibration that automatically shakes the CCD to dislodge dust each time the camera is shut off.
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer.
  • To recover details in dark or bright areas of the picture, the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera provides two levels of Dynamic Range Optimization: Normal DRO, to improve shadow detail using standard gamma curves for fast shot-to-shot response time, or Advanced DRO, to adjust dynamic range area-by-area for the greatest precision.
  • Bionz Image Processor.
  • At the heart of the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera is the advanced Bionz Image Processor, using hardware-based Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuitry that responds ten times faster than software image processors, improving camera response time, handling Dynamic Range Optimization processing and extending Stamina battery
  • Eye-Start Autofocus System.
  • Some DSLR systems don't start focusing until the shutter button is half-pressed, but that can slow down camera response. The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera begins its precision autofocus adjustments the moment you bring your eye to the viewfinder, to capture fast-action subjects other cameras might blur.
  • 2.5" Clear Photo LCD Plus Screen.
  • The Clear Photo LCD Plus design of the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera's built-in screen makes it easy to read camera setup menus even in bright sunlight, and gives you a better picture when you use your screen to set up shots and check results.
  • Continuous Burst Mode at 3 Frames Per Second.
  • To catch fast action more effectively, the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera offers continuous JPEG image capture up to the limit of your flash memory card, plus RAW Burst Mode (up to 6 shots) with intelligent buffer management to allow more shots to be captured without waiting for the buffer to clear
  • Super-Accurate Exposure Control.
  • A 40-segment honeycomb sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy.
  • Flexible Exposure Modes.
  • For greater creative freedom in a wide range of shooting conditions, the Sony a(alpha) DSLR-A100 camera provides full manual exposure control as well as Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Exposure Compensation modes.
  • 9-Point Auto Focus Selection.
  • The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera gives you all the focusing options you needfor composing your shot with foreground, background or off-center subjects, including manual focus point selection, Spot AF, Continuous AF and AF Lock.
  • Lithium Ion Battery with Stamina Power.
  • Based on CIPA standard, a supplied NP-FM55H Lithium Ion rechargeable battery lets you take up to 700 shots, on a full charge, recharges quickly with supplied battery charger.
  • Dual Media Options.
  • The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera accepts both CompactFlash Type I/II media and optional Memory Stick Duo media (with supplied adaptor).

Technical Specs

Imaging Device: 10.2 (effective) APC CCD Sensor; 23.6 x 15.8 mm; RGB primary color filter
Chipset: Bionz Processor LSI with Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO/DRO+)
Recording Media: Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo media (via MSAC-MCF1N adaptor); CompactFlash Type I/ CompactFlash Type II / Microdrive media
Shutter Speed: 30 1/4000 sec, with Bulb
Exposure: Manual Exposure: Yes, w/EV indicator
EV Compensation: ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps
ISO: Auto/100/200/400/800/1600/Lo80/Hi200
LCD: 2.5-inch (measured diagonally) TFT (230k pixels) LCD with Clear Photo LCD Plus design
Histogram: Yes, Playback
Microphone/Speaker: No/ No
Red-Eye Reduction: Yes: On/ Off
White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash ( with custom White Balance color temperature adjustments)
Burst Mode: Continuous burst mode at 3 FPS to limit of media; Up to 6 RAW images in burst.
Color Mode(s): Black & White, Standard, Vivid, Adobe RGB (Except for Adobe RGB, all other colormodes use the sRGB color space)
Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night View/Night Portrait
Self Timer: Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off)
Still Image Mode(s): Normal (JPEG Fine/Standard), High-speed Burst (JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG), RAW (.ARW)
Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility: Tested to support up to 4GB media capacity; does not support Access Control security function
Flash Modes: Manual Pop-up: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear flash sync, Wireless off camera flash (with Flash HVL-F56AM, F36AM)
Flash Effective Range: GN12 at ISO 100 (39 feet/ 12 meters)
Output(s): Video: Yes, NTSC/PAL Selectable
USB Port(s): Yes, Supports USB 2.0 Hi-speed
Battery Type: NP-FM55 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
Battery Capacity: 7.2V, 1600 mAh; CIPA standard: approx. 750 pictures
Supplied Software: Picture Motion Browser for Sony v1.1 (Windows), Image Data Converter SR Ver. 1.1(Windows & Macintosh), USB Driver
Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, ME, XP Home and Professional;
Macintosh OS X (v 10.3 or later). OS must be installed at the factory.
Sony Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor
Weight: 1 lb., 3 oz (545 g) body, not including battery, lens and media
Dimensions (WHD): (WHD) 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 2 7/8" (133 x 95 x 71 mm)
Lens: Not included
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