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Sony Alpha A100 DSLR Camera

10 Megapixels10 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexStabilization: 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 MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: 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.

Digital Camera Description

The Sony Alpha A100 is a Entry-Level DSLR with an APS-C sensor and a Sony A lens mount. Its 10 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-1600 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 80-1600. With 10 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin 2-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Sony Alpha A100 to compensate for camera shake with any mounted lens.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 30s. This camera can make Bulb exposures up to 4h. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Sony Alpha A100

The Sony Alpha A100 features a 9-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

Although this camera offers full manual controls, it does not have any control-dials to change exposure parameters directly. This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Sony Alpha A100 is performed via a medium reflex optical viewfinder with 0.83X magnification and 95% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.53X on a Full-Frame camera.

Model Specifications

BrandSony ModelAlpha A100
Sensor 10 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization 2-Axis Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 1600 *Expanded range: 80-1600 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s, bulb up to 4h
Lens MountSony A MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 9-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.83X - 95% Coverage *Shake indicator, 5 levels.
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 230K Pixels 2.5" LCD
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes6Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night Portrait
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing
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 3 FPS, Unlimited JPEG, 6 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s, Auto MLU on 2s
Command Dials DOF Preview Yes
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired Eye-Start Sensor Yes
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 12) Flash Sync 1/160s
Video Capture Sound Input
Video Format WiFi No
Memory Compact Flash GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 750 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2006-06-05, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 133 x 95 x 71mm (W x H x D) Weight 638g

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Sony A100 Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

10 Megapixels DSLRISO 80-1600
Sony A Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-30s
2-Axis 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
3 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
2.5" LCD 230K PixelsCompact Flash
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