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Sony Alpha A500 Digital Camera

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveManual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Model Specifications

BrandSony ModelAlpha A500
Sensor 12 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
StabilizationYes Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 200 - 12800 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s
Lens MountSony A MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN /A Focus System 9-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *Eye-Start AF.
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.80X - 95% Coverage
Display Attachment Display Size 3" LCD 230K Pixels 90% Coverage *MF-Check mode gives 100% coverage, no autofocus.
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes7 Flash Off, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±2/3 EV
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 1 Axis, 6 steps
Continuous Drive 5 FPS, 12 JPEG, 6 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor Yes
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash YesFlash bracketing, 3 frames, 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps. (GN 12) Flash Sync 1/160s
Video Capture Sound Input
Video Format WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick Duo GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 1000 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2009-08-27, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 137 x 104 x 84mm (W x H x D) Weight 597g

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Sony A500 Facts

SLR digital camera
12 Megapixels DSLRISO 200-12800
Sony A Mount
1.5X FLM

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/4000-30s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
95% Coverage
Medium Viewfinder
Custom white-balance with 1 axis fine-tuning
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe
5 FPS Drive, 12 ImagesLithium-Ion
3" LCD 230K PixelsSecure Digital High Capacity
Memory Stick Duo
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