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Sony Alpha A500 digital camera
Alpha A500
at a glance
4272 x 2848
3.0" lcd viewer
NP-FM500H Li-ion
Sony Alpha A500 review summary
camera date Oct 09  
pixels / class 12.9M  SLR digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  6 reviews
image quality not rated image quality rating  
ease of use not rated usability rating  
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digital features not rated digital features rating  
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user profile user profile: digital photography not specified yet
Sony Alpha A500 specifications
lens / zoom  Sony Alpha, Minolta A
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  40 segment, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto, 6 presets, color temperature, custom
shutter  auto | manual / 30s - 1/4000s
exposure  +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
flash / mode  hot shoe; pop-up - 6 modes / GN 12 (iso 100, meters)
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  200 - 12800 in 1EV steps
image size  4272x2848 / 3104x2072 / 2128x1416
image format  raw, jpeg (exif 2.21)
image compr.  fine, standard
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s, 2s
video options  
audio options  
connectivity  usb 2 HS; hdmi mini
storage  MS PRO (HG) duo, SD, SDHC
extra features  imager size 23.4mm x 15.6mm
histogram display
live view
PictBridge compatible
anti dust system
sensor shift image stabilization
tiltable lcd screen
Sony Alpha A500 links
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
19Feb10 Sony Alpha A500 review at TrustedReviews
15Feb10 Sony Alpha A500 review at PhotographyBLOG
09Feb10 Sony Alpha A500 DSLR review at Steves-digicams
23Dec09 Sony Alpha A500 review at digitalkamera (de)
16Dec09 Sony Alpha A500 review at AlphaMountWorld
Introductions, previews and other reviews
12Oct09 Sony A500 and A550 DSLR review at photocrati
News, guides, hints & tips
30Aug09 Sony A500 press summary
Forum discussions Sony Talk Forum  Sony Forum Sony Forum
Who can help me with this camera 

Sony Alpha A500 announcement clippings

The DSLR-A500 (12.3 megapixels) is packed with advanced Sony technology that combine the spontaneity and freedom of Live View shooting with generous possibilities to realise your creative vision.
At the heart of the camera is a new Exmor CMOS sensor that ensures crisp low-noise images, packed with fine detail and vibrant colours. Dramatically reduced picture noise now allows super-sensitive shooting at up to ISO12800, allowing attractive results when shooting handheld in challenging situations like candlelit interiors.
The A500 offers a crisp, high-contrast 3.0 type Clear Photo LCD Plus screen with the same tilt range for clear, comfortable composition and reviewing shots.

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