Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 (body only)

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(added 18 Feb 2010)
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 (body only)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 is a DSLR with Live View mode having measurements like 5.4in W, 3.3in D, and 4.1in H, whilst it weight is 1.3lbs, with 3in folding LCD. It has 14.2MP resolution with Xmos CMOS sensor, having sensor features like Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration). It contains an Optical (Steady Shot INSIDE) image stabilizer. The Field of View Crop Factor is 1.5. The Still Image Formats are RAW, JPEG, and RAW + JPEG.

Its Shooting Programs are preset to Macro, Sunset, Landscape, Sports mode, Portrait mode, and Night portrait with Vivid, Sunset, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, and Black/White as Special Effects. The Exposure Range is EV 2-20 (ISO 100), with Compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps where Auto Exposure Bracketing is in 3 steps in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps and has 40 Metering Zones. It contains white balance bracketing which is preset to Custom, Presets, and Automatic modes.

Sony Alpha DSLR has Memory SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo as supported flash memory. The Image Storage has 4592 by 3056, 4592 by 2576, 3344 by 2224, 3344 by 1872, 2288 by 1520, and 2288 by 1280 resolutions. Its auto focuses points 9zones with TTL phase detection and has Lens System Mounting Minolta A-type.

Its pop-up flash contains AF illuminator, Flash +/- compensation, Flash exposure bracketing, Wireless off-camera control with Auto, Fill-in, Slow synch, Flash OFF, Rear curtain sync, Red-eye reduction modes. The type of viewfinder is Optical Eye-level penta-dach mirror where Field Coverage is 95%, Magnification 0.8times with Dioptrically Correction Range -2.5 to +1.

The additional features of Sony Alpha DSLR are AE/AF locks, Self Timer/Delay, DPOF support, Direct print, Auto HDR mode, Face detection, Date/time stamp, Contrast control, Histogram display, Sharpness control, Exif Print support, LCD live view mode, PictBridge support, Quick AF Live View, Saturation control, Built-in help guide, Eye-Start AF system, PRINT Image Matching, Shadow point display, Digital image rotation, Digital tele-converter, Digital noise reduction, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Highlight point display, RGB primary color filter, Display brightness control, Smile Detection tech, Camera orientation detection, Automatic display brightness adjustment.

It supports OS of MS Windows Vista , MS Windows XP SP2 , MS Windows 2000 Professional , Apple Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later and includes Sony Image Data Light box SR, Sony Picture Motion Browser, Sony Image Data Converter SR software. These are the 1HDMI output; 1USB connections with USB port, CD-ROM drive peripheral devices. Misc. includes Body cap, Shoulder strap, External Battery charger, 1 Sony NP-FM500H Li-ion rechargeable battery, Remote Control. The price of Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 ranges from USD 899.00 to USD 949.00.

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(added 18 Feb 2010) / 2438 views

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