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.
|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|
|LCD:||2.5-inch (measured diagonally) TFT (230k pixels) LCD with Clear Photo LCD Plus design|
|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)|