Features & Controls (cont.)
The LCD monitor works as a Recording information display, allowing seamless operation with camera settings and comprehensive shooting information displayed, indicated with large, easy to read text. Aiding ease of use further, the display automatically switches from horizontal to vertical format when shooting in the upright "portrait" orientation.
The amount of time the display remains active
is user selectable (10s, 20s, 30s, 1m, 5m, or 30m). When you put your
eye up to the viewfinder it automatically turns off the LCD's
The Mode Dial is located on the top left, and has positions for Full-Auto, Program, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Night Portrait, Sunset, Sports, Close-up, Landscape, Portrait, and Auto No-Flash modes.
Approx Storage CapacitiesChart reflects capacities for SD cards only.
I/O Ports: Contained inside one compartment is the combination USB 2.0 hi-speed digital port and the Video Out port (selectable for NTSC or PAL television systems) as well as a HDMI type C minijack for High Definition output. No A/V cable is supplied with the camera. On the front of the hand-grip (not shown) is an infrared sensor for use with an optional wireless remote, also there is a port for use with either the RM-S1AM or RM-L1AM wired Remote Commanders. Lastly is the DC in port.
The DSLR-A500 is powered by a Sony NP-FM500H 8.7v 1650 mAh "InfoLITHIUM" rechargeable battery pack. Sony claims the pack will allow you to capture approx. 1000 pictures when using the optical viewfinder or up to 520 images with Live View (using CIPA standard.) There is a 5-level battery condition indicator on the LCD display.
The supplied BC-VM10 battery charger requires approx. 235 minutes to charge a fully depleted battery pack or 175 minutes for a normal charge. You can also purchase the optional AC-PW10AM AC Adaptor to power the camera for extended use in a studio type situation.
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