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Sony DSLR-A500 Specifications

Imager 12.3 (effective) megapixel APS-C size Exmor CMOS sensor (23.5x15.6mm); RGB primary color filters
Lens Mount Sony a Alpha/Minolta A-type bayonet
1.5x focal length multiplier
File format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.21, MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF compatible
Number of recorded pixels Still images 16:9 - L (10M): 4272 X 2400 M (5.4M): 3104 X 1744 S (2.5M): 2128 X 1192
3:2 - L (10M): 4272 X 2400 M (5.4M): 3104 X 1744 S (2.5M): 2128 X 1192
Image quality RAW, RAW+JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Aspect Ratio 3:2 or 16:9
Autofocus system Through-the-lens (TTL) phase-detection system, CCD line sensors (9 points, 8 lines with center cross-hair sensor)
Autofocus area 9-Point Wide Focus Area
Focus area is selectable between 
Wide (Up to 9 active focus points), Spot, Local (9 local areas selectable)
Focus modes :Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, (AF/MF selectable)
Focusing sensitivity 0 - 18 EV (at ISO 100 equivalent)
AF illuminator Range: Approx 3.3 - 16.4 ft. (1 - 5 m)
White-balance control Auto plus 8 Modes (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom), each adjustable in 6 steps (-2 to +4).
Exposure metering TTL metering using 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC (40-segment Honeycomb-pattern/Center-weighted/Spot metering)
Metering range: 2 - 20 EV (4 - 20 with spot metering or 1 to 17 EV in Live View mode)
* at ISO100 with f/1.4 lens.
Exposure Compensation ±2EV (1/3 EV increments)
D-Range Optimizer off, Auto/Level (Lv1-5) Auto HDR; off, Auto Exp. (Up to 3EV between 1.0-3.0EV in 0.5EV steps)
Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Range: 30-1/4000 second, Bulb (1/3 EV step)
Flash sync speed: 1/160 second
Super SteadyShot Image sensor-Shift mechanism with indicator in viewfinder
Super SteadyShot Compensation capability: Approx. 2.5 to 3.5 EV decrease in Shutter speed (varies according to shooting conditions and lens used.)
Anti-Dust System: Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and image sensor shift mechanism.
Exposure modes Auto, Auto Flash Off, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M)
Scene mode Flash Off, Portrait,Landscape,Macro,Sports action,Sunset,Night portrait
Drive modes Single-shot, Continuous, Self-timer, Bracketing; Cont./ WB, Remote Commander
Continuous Shooting Up to 5.0 fps (4.0fps in Live View)
JPEG: Max 12 frames in Fine, 58 frames in Standard
RAW: 6 frames
RAW+JPEG: 3 frames
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 200 to 12800
Creative Style modes Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W Setting Adj. for; Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
Exposure bracketing 0.3/0.7 Ev increments; Number of brackets: 3 frames
Flash Built-in Auto pop-up unit.
Flash metering: ADI flash (automatic change for Pre-flash TTL)
Guide number: 12 (in meters at ISO100)
Coverage: 18mm
Recycling time: Approximately 4 seconds
Flash modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Slow sync, Hi-speed sync., Wireless off camera flash (with Flash HVL-F56AM, F42AM, etc.)
Viewfinder Type: Eye-level system with penta-Dach-mirror
Focusing screen: Spherical Acute Matte screen
Field of view: Approximately 95%
Magnification: 0.80x (with 50mm lens focused on infinity)
Diopter control: -2.5 to + 1.0m-1
Eye-relief: Approx. 19mm from the eyepiece, 15mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter (-1 m-1)
LCD monitor 3.0-inch tiltable TFT color LCD with Clear Photo Plus design
Total pixels: 230,400 (approx.)
Live View Penta-mirror tilt mechanism
Image Format:Exclusive image sensor for Live view
Metering method: 1200-zone evaluative
Metering Range: 1 to 17EV (Multi segment, Center weighted, Spot) at ISO 100 with F1.4 lens
Recording media Dual memory card slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media SD and SDHC memory car
Self-timer Approx. 10 seconds / 2 seconds
Printing output control Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching III, PictBridge
Interface USB: High-Speed with a USB 2.0 compatible computer, Video output NTSC / PAL (selected on the camera)
HDMI: High Definition output via type C minjack
Power Sony NP-FM500H 7.2V 1650 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery
Life using CIPA standard: Approx. 1000 pictures (Viewfinder mode) or Approx. 520 images (Live View mode)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 3 3/8 inches (137 X 104 X 84mm)
Weight 1 lb 5.1 oz (597g) (without battery, lens and recording media)
Operating temperature 32-104 °F (0 - 40 °C)
Standard Accessories (Depending on kit purchased) SAL1855 (18-55mm) F3.5-5.6 SAM DT Kit Lens

Shoulder strap
Software CD-ROM
BC-VM10 Battery Charger
Body cap
USB cable
NP-FM500H Rechargeable Battery
NOTE: No Memory Stick media nor adaptors are included.

(Specifications as provided by the manufacturer)

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