Camera tech data for Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

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NameSony Alpha DSLR-A100
Mount typeA-mount
Supported lensesclassic, xi, SSM, SAM, (D), DT
Release year2006
Digital parameters
Output resolution [pixels]3872×2592, 2896×1936, 1920×1280
Output resolution (16:9) [pixels]
Output resolution (panorama) [pixels]
Output resolution (3D panorama) [pixels]
Effective output pixels10.0 M
Sensor typeCCD, Bayer pattern, 12-bit ADC
Sensor size [mm] (crop factor)23.6×15.8 (1.5×)
ISO rangeauto (100–800), 100–1600 (1/1 stops)
Color and post-processing
Color spacessRGB, Adobe RGB
Image parameterscontrast, saturation, sharpness (-2 – +2)
Creative stylesstandard, vivid, portrait, landscape, sunset, night view, night portrait, B/W
Picture effects
Picture parameters
Gamma settings
Picture profiles
Soft skin effect
White balanceauto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, direct entry, custom (1 register)
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)
D-range optimizerstandard, advanced auto
DRO bracketing [pictures per shot] (levels)
Auto HDR
Lens compensation
Movie recording
Movie resolutions [size/fps]
Movie ISO range
Shutter speed (movie) [s]
Movie formats
Audio formats
Movie length
Audio monitoring
Movie features
AF sensors8 line, 1 cross
AF range [EV]0 – 18
AF modesAF-A, AF-S, AF-C, DMF
AF range limiterno
AF assist lightno
AF adjustment [no. of lenses]
AF bracketing [step width] ([number of shots])- (-)
Anti-Shake/Super Steady Shotyes
Remote control via USB/WiFino
Other featureszone matching, Anti-Dust
Metering modes40 segments, center-weighted, spot
Metering range [EV] (with spot)1 – 20 (4 – 20)
Auto Exposure Lock buttonyes
Exposure modesAuto, P with shift, A, S, M with shift
Subject programsportrait, landscape, closeup, sport, night portrait, sunset
Exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 2 (1/3)
Flash shoe typeiISO
Accessory shoe capFA-SHC1AM
Flash modesnormal, red-eye reduction, rear sync, slow sync
Flash metering40S-TTL (pre-flash only), ADI
Requires D flash unityes
Flash guide number [m]/ coverage [mm]12/28
X-Sync speed [s]1/160 (1/125 w/ SSS)
High Speed Syncyes
Wireless flash yes (only w/ built-in flash)
Wireless x-sync speed [s]1/160 (1/125 w/ SSS)
Wireless HSSyes
Ratio flash controlno
Flash exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 2 (1/3)
Studio flash socketno
Flash Exposure Level lockno
Viewfinder typepentamirror
Viewfinder resolution [pixels]
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.83×
Eye relief [mm]/ from frame [mm]20.0/16.0
ScreensG (default)
Diopter adjustment [diopters]-2.5 – +1.0
Eyepiece cupFDA-EP1AM
Viewfinder accessory compatibleyes
Live View
Live View zoom
AS/SS scale in viewfinderyes
Display technology, size [mm/inches], resolution [dots]TFT, 2.5″, 230400
Display mountfixed
Histogram displayluminance
Automatic brightnessno
Touch screenno
Video output interfacesTV (NTSC/PAL)
Display accessories (opt.)
Frame rate [fps]3
Frame rate with AF [fps]3.0
Frame rate with live view [fps]
Shutter speed (still) [s]30 – 1/4000, B
Shutter typemech.
Self-timer [s]10, 2 (w/ mirror pre-fire)
Continuous self-timer [shots]
Bracketing frames (stops)3 (1/3, 2/3)
Remote release socketMinolta/Sony 3-pin
Wireless remote release
Release priorityyes
Depth of field previewyes
Aperture can be changed during depth of field previewyes
Silent depth of field previewunknown
Storage media (number of slots)CompactFlash I/II, Microdrive (1)
Remote storage via USBno
Remote storage via FTPno
File system formatsFAT12, FAT16, FAT32
File formatsARW, JPEG w/ EXIF 2.21
Batteries1× NP-FM500H, 1× NP-FM55H
Battery pack
Vertical grip
External power supplyAC adaptor AC-VQ900AM, AC adaptor AC-PW10AM
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingno
Mount materialsteel
Weight [g]545
Standard accessoriesstrap ST-PSH1AM, body cap ALC-B55, USB cable, TV cable, battery NP-FM55H, charger BC-VM10, AD-MSCF1 MS-Duo to CF adaptor, software
Other optional accessories
Other interfacesUSB 2.0 (High Speed)
USB modesmass storage, PTP/PictBridge
PrintingExif Print, Print Image Matching Ⅲ
Latest firmware version (release date)1.04 (10/2007)
Commentsstudio flash socket via PCT-100 or FA-ST1AM; silver-color model sold in Japan
Reviews & linksPhil Askey on Digital Photography Review (full review), Shawn Barnett and Stephanie Boozer on Imaging Resource (full review)
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