Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Digital Camera with Sony DT 18-70mm Lens

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 10.2 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera with Sony Zoom DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 Lens

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 10.2 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera with Sony Zoom DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 Lens

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  • 1Description

The Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 10.2 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera is a top-quality 10 megapixel Digital SLR Camera that builds on a two-decade legacy of Minolta photographic leadership. It accepts all Minolta A-mount lenses sold worldwide (Maxxum & Dynax), 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, Anti-Dust technology to keep the CCD imager clean for better pictures, and Eye-Start Autofocus system for faster camera response.

10.2 Megapixel APS CCD
The Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 Digital Camera incorporates a large, 10.2 megapixel effective resolution, 23.6x15.8mm APS-C-size CCD imager with Sony's advanced design that allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise, thereby providing greater detail when you make big prints or crop in close on your subject
Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Unlike most Digital SLRs, the A100 has image stabilization built into its body, so that any lens you use benefits from a stabilized image. The Super SteadyShot system empowers you to take spectacular shots where un-stabilized lenses would give you blur. It's great anywhere a tripod is unavailable, or in museums where flash is prohibited. It also makes the camera perfect for indoor sports shooting, and candlelit subjects that would be ruined by flash.
Quick Response
The Sony α(alpha) DSLR-A100 Digital Camera provides exceptional responsiveness, and adds innovative features that further improve speed. At the heart of the 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 battery life.
Sony Alpha Lens Mount
The Alpha lens mount is identical to the Minolta A-type bayonet mount, enabling Photographers the use of an extensive line of existing Minolta Maxxum & Dynax Lenses as well as third party lenses. Sony is also introducing a range of A-mount optics, including precision Sony standard and zoom lenses, Sony "G" Series lenses with advanced motorized autofocusing, and amazingly bright Carl Zeiss T* coated lenses.
Anti-Dust Technology
The Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 Digital Camera incorporates comprehensive anti-dust technology, including a special Indium Tin Oxide CCD coating that repels dust, and what little dust gets past this first line of defense is dislodged by a unique CCD "shake" routine - resulting in clean, clear pictures.
Dynamic Range Optimizer
Sony's Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) compensates for the limited dynamic range inherent in digital photography to recover details in dark or bright areas of the picture. The Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera provides two levels of Dynamic Range Optimization (DRO): 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, and to maximize detail in both highlight and shadow areas.
High Sensitivity Sensor
With high-sensitivity of up to ISO 1600 you'll be able to capture sharp, clear photos that preserve the mood of the scene at hand. The Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 Digital Camera can capture great photos without flash even in low light - which makes it an ideal camera for shooting without a tripod or in locations where flash is prohibited.
9-Point Auto Focus Selection
The Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera gives you all the focusing options you need for composing your shot with foreground, background or off-center subjects - including manual focus point selection, Spot AF, Continuous AF and AF Lock.
Eye-Start Autofocus System
Most Cameras don't start focusing until the shutter button is half-pressed, but that can slow down camera response. The Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera incorporates an Eye-Start Autofocus System that begins its precision autofocus adjustments the moment you bring your eye to the viewfinder, to capture fast-action subjects other cameras might miss.
2.5" Clear Photo LCD Plus Screen
The Clear Photo LCD Plus design of the Sony α (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 check image results.
Continuous Burst Mode at 3 fps
To catch fast action more effectively, the Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera offers continuous JPEG image capture up to the limit of your flash memory card, while the RAW Burst mode captures up to 6 shots using 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 α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera provides full manual exposure control as well as Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Exposure Compensation modes. There are also a series of scene modes available for great exposure - even under difficult lighting situations.
Lithium Ion Battery with Stamina Power
Based on CIPA standard, the supplied NP-FM55H Lithium Ion rechargeable battery lets you take up to 700 shots on a full charge, and recharges quickly with the supplied battery charger.
Dual Media Options
The Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera accepts both CompactFlash (Type I & II) media and Memory Stick Duo media (with supplied adaptor).
Includes Sony Zoom DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 Lens
This superb standard lens for the Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera handles the full range of shots you'll take most often, but there's nothing "standard" about its advanced optical design. In 35mm equivalent, it covers wide-angle 27mm to 105mm midrange telephoto for snapshots, portraits, interiors and more, making it an excellent all-around lens to travel with.
In the Box
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 10.2 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera with Sony Zoom DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 Lens
  • Sony Zoom DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • SH0006 Lens Hood
  • NP-FM55 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BC-VM10 Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • MSAC-MCF1N MS-Duo to CF Adaptor
  • Shoulder Strap with Eyepiece Cap and Remote Commander Clip
  • Body Cap
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Software CD-ROM (Picture Motion Browser for Sony, Image Data Converter SR, USB Driver)
  • 1-Year Sony U.S.A. Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Camera Type Interchangeable Lens SLR Digital Camera
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor 23.6 x 15.8mm 10.8 Megapixel APC CCD Sensor with RGB primary color filter
    Effective Resolution 10.2 million pixels
    Color Depth 36-Bit RGB
    Color Modes Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night view, Black & White, Adobe RGB, Contrast (+/-2), Saturation (+/-2), Sharpness (+/-2)
    Image File Formats RAW (.ARW)
    JPEG (Fine, Standard)
    RAW + JPEG (Fine)
    Recorded Resolution Large (3872 x 2592)
    Medium (2896 x 1936)
    Small (1920 x 1280)
    Video Recording No
    Audio Recording No
    Lens Mount Sony Alpha (compatible with Minolta A-type bayonet mount)
    Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
    Optical Image Stabilization Yes (CCD-Shift Super SteadyShot system)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type TTL CCD line sensors (9-points, 8 lines with center cross-hair sensor) with Eye-start AF, Predictive focus control, Auto-tracking focus point display and AF assist illuminator via internal flash (flash must be raised)
    Focus Modes Single-shot AF (Wide AF area, Spot AF area, Focus area selection), Direct Manual Focus, Continuous AF, Automatic AF, Manual focus
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto ISO (100-800)
    Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
    Lo (ISO 80, Low Key)
    Hi (ISO 200, High Key)
    Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane Shutter
    Shutter Speed 30 - 1/4000 second
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Exposure Metering Multi-segment (40 segment Honeycomb pattern), Center-weighted, Spot
    Exposure Modes Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Full Manual (with EV indicator), Exposure Compensation (+/-2.0 EV in 1/3 EV Steps), AE Lock, AE Bracketing (0.3 or 0.7 EV steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash (with custom color temperature adjustments), White balance bracketing
    Scene Modes Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene/Night Portrait, Sunset, Sports/Action, Macro
    Built-in Flash Yes (Manual Pop-up, Auto, Fill-flash, Rear flash sync)
    Effective Flash Range 39' (12m) @ ISO 100
    External Flash Connection Proprietary Hot Shoe (compatible with Minolta and select Sony flashes)
    Wireless off camera flash (with Sony HVL-F56AM & F36AM Flash Units)
    External Flash Control ADI, Preflash TTL
    Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed 1/120 second (SteadyShot On)
    1/160 second (SteadyShot Off)
    Start-Up Time Not Specified
    Shutter Lag Not Specified
    Time Between Shots Less than 1 second
    Burst Capability 3 fps to limit of media in JPEG (Up to 6 RAW images)
    Self Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Date & Time Stamp No (date & Time info included in image metadata)
    Memory & Power
    Built-in Memory No
    Compatible Memory Cards CompactFlash (Type I & II)/Microdrive
    Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo media (via MSAC-MCF1N adapter)
    File Size
    RAW RAW + JPEG Fine Standard
    Large 9.2MB 12.4MB 4.2MB 2.7MB
    Medium - - 2.4MB 1.6MB
    Small - - 1.2MB 0.8MB
    Battery Type NP-FM55 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (7.2V, 1600 mAh)
    Power Adapter AC-VQ900AM AC/DC adapter/charger (optional)
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-speed)
    Direct Print Capable No
    Remote Control RM-S1AM Remote Commander (optional)
    Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL)
    System & Software Requirements Microsoft Windows 2000, ME, XP
    Macintosh OS X (10.3 or later)
    Viewfinder Eye-level fixed pentaprism with Spherical Acute Matte focusing screen (not changeable) and Diopter Adjust (-2.5 to + 1.0m-1)
    Viewfinder Info AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, spot metering circle, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, flash exposure level), white balance correction, JPEG recording, number of remaining shots, memory card information, Anti-shake system indicator
    Depth-of-Field Preview Yes
    LCD Display 2.5" TFT color LCD (230.000 pixels) with Clear Photo LCD Plus design
    Information Display Uses 2.5" LCD to present all camera info; Metering mode, Shooting mode, Aperture, AF mode, AF point, Shutter speed, ISO, Shots remaining, Drive mode, Battery level, Exposure compensation setting, Flash compensation setting,
    Language Options English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese
    Playback Options Single Image, Index (4, 9, 16 selectable), Image + text, Image + text + histogram, Enlarged playback (Up to approximately 5x), Luminance limit Display, File browser, Slideshow, Instant bracket playback, Enlarged display, Automatic rotate function, Image correction (Contrast, Color saturation, Sharpness, Hue (5 levels))
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.7 x 5.3" x 2.9" (95 x 133 x 71mm) without lens
    Weight 19.0 oz. (545g) without battery, lens and media
    Filter Size 55mm
    f/Stop Range f/3.5-5.6 - f/22-36
    Minimum Focus Distance 14.4" (38cm)
    Magnification 0.25x
    Angle of View 76° - 23°
    Groups/Elements 11 elements in 9 groups
    Length 2.7" (66mm)
    Maximum Diameter 3.2" (77mm)
    Weight 8.3 oz. (235g)

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