Camera tech data for Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

General
NameSony Alpha DSLR-A900
Mount typeA-mount
Supported lensesclassic, xi, SSM, SAM, (D), DT
Release year2008
Statusdiscontinued
Digital parameters
Output resolution [pixels]6048×4032, 4400×2936, 3024×2016, 3984×2656 (APS-C), 2896×1928 (APS-C), 1984×1320 (APS-C)
Output resolution (16:9) [pixels]6048×3048, 4400×2472, 3024×1704
Output resolution (panorama) [pixels]
Output resolution (3D panorama) [pixels]
Effective output pixels24.4 M
Sensor typeCMOS, Bayer pattern, 12-bit ADC
Sensor size [mm] (crop factor)35.9×24 (1×)
ISO rangeauto (200–1600; conf.), 100–6400 (1/3 stops)
Color and post-processing
Color spacessRGB, Adobe RGB
Image parameterscontrast, saturation, sharpness, brightness (-3 – +3), zone matching (-1 – +2)
Creative stylesstandard, vivid, neutral, clear, deep, light, portrait, landscape, sunset, night view, autumn leaves, B/W, sepia
Picture effects
Picture parameters
Picture profiles
Soft skin effect
White balanceauto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, direct entry, custom (3 registers)
Color temperature range [K]2500–9900
Color temperature increments [K]100
Color compensation index [steps]± 9 (G/M)
White-balance bracketing [pictures per shot] (steps [mired])3 (10; 20)
Noise reductionlong exp. (>1s), high-ISO (3 levels; off)
D-range optimizerstandard, advanced auto, manual (5 levels)
DRO bracketing [pictures per shot] (levels)3 (2 levels)
Auto HDR
Lens compensation
Movie recording
Movie resolutions [size/fps]
Movie ISO range
Shutter speed (movie) [s]
Movie formats
Audio formats
Movie length
Microphone
Audio monitoring
Movie features
Auto-focus
AF sensors8 line, 1 double cross, 10 assist
AF range [EV]0 – 18
AF modesAF-A, AF-S, AF-C, DMF
AF range limiterno
AF assist lightyes
AF adjustment [no. of lenses]30
Features
Eye-startno
Anti-Shake/Super Steady Shotyes
Remote control via USB/WiFiyes
Other featurestop LCD, viewfinder shutter, intelligent preview, DT auto crop
Metering
Metering modes40 segments, center-weighted, spot (2.2%)
Metering range [EV] (with spot)0 – 20 (2 – 20)
Auto Exposure Lock buttonyes
Exposure modesAuto, P with shift, A, S, M with shift
Subject programs3 preset modes
Exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 5 (1/2), ± 5 (1/3)
Zebrano
Flash
Flash shoe typeiISO
Accessory shoe capFA-SHC1AM
Flash modesnormal, rear sync, slow sync
Flash metering40S-TTL (pre-flash only), ADI
Requires D flash unityes
Flash guide number [m]/ coverage [mm]-/-
X-Sync speed [s]1/250 (1/200 w/ SSS)
High Speed Syncyes
Wireless flashyes (with separate controller)
Wireless x-sync speed [s]1/250 (1/200 w/ SSS)
Wireless HSSyes
Ratio flash controlyes
Flash exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 3 (1/2), ± 3 (1/3)
Studio flash socketyes
Flash Exposure Level lockno
Viewfinder
Viewfinder typepentaprism
Viewfinder resolution [pixels]
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.74×
Eye relief [mm]/ from frame [mm]20.0/unknown
ScreensG (default), M, L
Diopter adjustment [diopters]-3.0 – +1.0
Eyepiece cupFDA-EP4AM
Viewfinder accessory compatibleyes
Live View
Live View zoom
AS/SS scale in viewfinderyes
Display
Display technology, size [mm/inches], resolution [dots]TFT, 3″, 921600
Display mountfixed
Histogram displayluminance, RGB
Automatic brightnessno
Touch screenno
Video output interfacesHDMI (1080i/720p/ 580p/576p)
Display accessories (opt.)screen protector PCK-LS4AM, screen protector PCK-LH4AM
Shooting
Frame rate [fps]5, 3
Frame rate with AF [fps]5.0
Frame rate with live view [fps]
Shutter speed (still) [s]30 – 1/8000, B
Shutter typemech.
Self-timer [s]10, 2 (w/ mirror pre-fire)
Continuous self-timer [shots]
Bracketing frames (stops)3, 5 (1/3, 1/2, 2/3), 3 (2, 3)
Remote release socketMinolta/Sony 3-pin
Wireless remote releaseRMT-DSLR1, RMT-DSLR2, RMT-VP1
Release priorityyes
Depth of field previewyes
Aperture can be changed during depth of field previewyes
Silent depth of field previewyes
Storage
Storage media (number of slots)CompactFlash I/II (UDMA), Microdrive, Memory Stick Duo, PRO Duo, PRO-HG Duo (2)
Remote storage via USByes
File system formatsFAT12, FAT16, FAT32
File formatsARW 2.1, JPEG w/ EXIF 2.21
Power
Batteries1× NP-FM500H
Battery pack
Vertical gripVG-C90AM (1×/2× NP-FM500H)
External power supplyAC adaptor AC-VQ900AM, AC adaptor AC-PW10AM
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingyes
Mount materialsteel
Weight [g]850
Standard accessoriesstrap, body cap ALC-B55, accessory shoe cap FA-SHC1AM, USB cable, TV cable, remote control RMT-DSLR1, battery NP-FM500H, charger BC-VM10, software
Other optional accessories
Misc
Other interfacesUSB 2.0 (High Speed)
USB modesmass storage, remote control/storage, PTP/PictBridge
PrintingExif Print, Print Image Matching Ⅲ
Latest firmware version (release date)2.00 (12/2010)
Comments
Reviews & linksBill Caulfeild-Browne on Luminous Landscape (full review), Imaging Resource (full review), Margaret Brown on PhotoReview Australia (full review), Mark Peters on LetsGoDigital (full review), Michael Reichmann on Luminous Landscape (full review), Nick Rains on Luminous Landscape (full review), Philip Ryan on PopPhoto (full review), Simon Joinson on DPReview (full review)
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