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Sony Alpha Camera Body + 18-70mm Lens In Black - DSLR-A100K

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Advanced Sony DSLR Design/ 2.5 Clear Photo LCD Plus Screen/ 10 MP Resolution/ High Sensitivity/ Super SteadyShot Stabilization/ Sony And Carl Zeiss Lens Systems/ Accepts Minolta A-Mount Lenses/ Up To 750-Shot Stamina Battery Power/ Black Finish
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Sony Alpha Camera Body + 18-70mm Lens DSLR-A100K, Model DSLRA100K

Enjoy the all-new Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera with an amazing all-around lens to get you started. Included in this kit is the versatile new SAL-1870 lens. This standard lens easily handles the full range of shots you’ll take most often—but there’s nothing “standard” about its advanced optical design. In 35mm equivalent, it covers wide-angle 27mm to 105mm midrange telephoto for snapshots, portraits, interiors and more—an excellent all-around lens to travel with.

The Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera is an instant classic: the top-quality 10 MP DSLR system camera that builds on a two-decade legacy of Minolta photographic leadership, accepts 20 years of A-mount lenses sold worldwide—and introduces Sony® imaging innovations like high-Sensitivity shooting with Super SteadyShot® in-camera image stabilization, Dynamic Range Optimizer to automatically increase detail in bright and dark picture areas, new Anti-Dust technology to keep the CCD imager clean for better pictures, and Eye-Start® Autofocus system for faster camera response.

Key Features:

  • Advanced Sony DSLR design
  • 10 MP Resolution, APS-size CCD
  • High Sensitivity (IS0 1600) for shooting without flash
  • Super SteadyShot® stabilization to reduce blur
  • Advanced Sony and Carl Zeiss® lens systems and accessories
  • Accepts millions of Minolta A-mount lenses
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer, Bionz™ Image Processor
  • Anti-Dust Technology to keep CCD imager clean
  • Eye-Start® Autofocus system to speed focusing response
  • 2.5”1 Clear Photo LCD Plus™ screen for easy setup
  • Lithium Ion battery with Stamina® power -- up to 750 shots2


  • Superior Electronics, Amazing Simplicity:
    In the revolutionary new Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, Sony Digital technology takes you a giant step toward professional performance -- with advanced imaging, image stabilization and creative control functions, plus ease of operation that helps everyone take better Digital pictures right from the start.
  • Advanced Lenses and Accessories:
    The Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera is your gateway to an incredibly sophisticated array of lenses and accessories -- including precision Sony® standard and Zoom lenses, Sony® “G” Series lenses with advanced motorized autofocusing, amazingly bright Carl Zeiss® T* coated lenses, professional-quality flash units, and compatibility with over 16 million Maxxum®, Dynax and A-mount lenses sold worldwide.
  • 10 MP APS-size CCD Imager:
    A large APS-size CCD imager allows more light to pass to each Pixel, increasing Sensitivity and reducing noise -- and providing greater detail when you make big prints or crop in close on your subject.
  • Super SteadyShot® Image Stabilization:
    When you shoot with high Sensitivity, the shutter remains open longer -- so to compensate for shaky hands or fast-moving subjects, the Sony® Super SteadyShot® system automatically reduces image blur. And because it works in-camera, you’ll get the benefit of Super SteadyShot® stabilization with every lens you use.
  • Sharp, Clear Photos that Preserve the Mood:
    With high-Sensitivity (ISO 1600) shooting, the Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera captures great photos without flash even in low light -- which makes it an ideal system camera for shooting without a tripod or in locations (like museums and churches) where flash is prohibited.
  • Anti-Dust Technology:
    Changing lenses in a DSLR can allow dust to enter the camera -- so to keep the CCD imager clean for better pictures, the Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera utilizes both static-free anti-dust coating on the CCD filter and anti-dust vibration that automatically shakes the CCD to dislodge dust each time the camera is shut off.
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer:
    To recover details in dark or bright areas of the picture, the Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera provides two levels of Dynamic Range Optimization: Normal DRO, to improve shadow detail using standard Gamma curves for fast shot-to-shot Response Time, or Advanced DRO, to adjust Dynamic Range area-by-area for the greatest precision.
  • Bionz™ Image Processor:
    At the heart of the Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera is the advanced Bionz™ Image Processor, using hardware-based Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuitry that responds ten times faster than software image processors -- improving camera Response Time, handling Dynamic Range Optimization processing and extending Stamina® battery life.
  • Eye-Start® Autofocus System:
    Some DSLR systems don’t start focusing until the shutter button is half-pressed -- but that can slow down camera response. The Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera begins its precision autofocus adjustments the moment you bring your eye to the viewfinder, to capture fast-action subjects other cameras might blur.
  • 2.5”1 Clear Photo LCD Plus™ Screen:
    The Clear Photo LCD Plus™ design of the Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera’s built-in screen makes it easy to read camera setup menus even in bright sunlight -- and gives you a better picture when you use your screen to set up shots and check results.
  • Continuous Burst Mode at 3 Frames Per Second:
    To catch fast action more effectively, the Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera offers continuous JPEG image capture up to the limit of your Flash Memory card -- plus RAW Burst Mode (up to 6 shots) with intelligent Buffer management to allow more shots to be captured without waiting for the Buffer to clear.
  • Super-Accurate Exposure Control:
    A 40-segment honeycomb sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy.
  • Flexible Exposure Modes:
    For greater creative freedom in a wide range of shooting conditions, the Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera provides full manual exposure control as well as Program Auto, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority.
  • 9-Point Auto Focus Selection:
    The Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera gives you all the focusing options you need for composing your shot with foreground, background or off-center subjects -- including Manual Focus point selection, Spot AF, Continuous AF and AF Lock.
  • Lithium Ion Battery with Stamina® Power:
    A supplied NP-FM55H Lithium Ion rechargeable battery lets you take up to 750 shots4 on a full charge, recharges quickly with supplied battery charger.
  • Dual Media Options:
    The Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera accepts both CompactFlash™ Type I/II media and optional Memory Stick Duo™ media (with supplied adaptor).
  • Color: Black



  • White Balance: Auto plus 6 Modes (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash); +/-3 step adjustable Kelvin tempature control
  • Self Timer: Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off)
  • Burst Mode: Up to 3FPS; Unlimited to capacity of media (JPEG L/M/S); Maximum 3 frames (RAW + JPEG); Maximum 6 frames (RAW)
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night View/Night Portrait
  • Color Mode(s): Black & White, Standard, Vivid, Adobe RGB (Except for Adobe RGB, all other color modes use the sRGB Color Space)
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes: On/ Off
  • Movie Mode(s): N/A
  • Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility: Tested to support up to 4GB media capacity; does not support Access Control security function
  • Red-Eye Reduction: On/Off (all modes)
  • AF Illuminator Light: Yes, On/Off Select
  • Multi-Pattern Measuring: 40 Segment, Center Weighted, Spot
  • Clear RAW NR: N/A
  • Histogram Display: Yes, playback


  • Imaging Device: 10.2 (effective) APS CCD Sensor; 23.6 x 15.8 mm; RGB primary color filter

Inputs and Outputs

  • Output(s): Video: Yes, NTSC/PAL Selectable
  • USB Port(s): Yes, Supports USB 2.0 Hi-speed3

Operating Conditions

  • Flash Mode(s): Manual Pop-up: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear flash Sync, Wireless off camera flash (with Flash HVL-F56AM, F36AM)
  • Flash Effective Range: GN12 at ISO 100 (39 feet/ 12 meters)
  • Flash Mode(s): Auto/On/Off/Rear Curtain/ Wireless


  • Shutter Speed: 30 ~ 1/4000 sec 52 step, Bulb
  • Exposure: Manual Exposure: Yes, w/EV indicator
  • Exposure Compensation: ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps
  • ISO: Auto/160/200/400/800/1600/Lo80/Hi200
  • Lens Type: Interchangeable A mount
  • Focus: Auto Focus: TTL Phase Detection
  • Focus: Multi-point: 9 Area, 8 Line, 1 Cross Sensor
  • Focus: Auto Focus Mode: Yes
  • Focus: Adjustable Spot AF: Selectable Sensor
  • Focus:Visual Focus Confirm: Direct via VF Matte Screen
  • Exposure: Manual Exposure: Yes; Aperture/Shutter Priority, Manual
  • Exposure: Program Shift: Yes, Command Dial


  • Battery Type: NP-FM55 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • Battery Capacity: 7.2V, 1600 mAh; CIPA standard: approx. 750 pictures4


  • Chipset: Bionz™ Processor LSI with Optimizer (DRO/DRO+)
  • LCD: 2.5-inch TFT (230k Pixels) LCD with Clear Photo™ design
  • Microphone: No/ No
  • Viewfinder: Optical: TTL, 0.83x, 95% coverage


  • Supplied Software: Picture Motion Browser for Sony v1.1 (Windows), Image Data Converter SR Ver. 1.1 (Windows & Macintosh), USB Driver
  • Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional, ME, XP Home and Professional; Macintosh®
    OS X (v 10.3 or later). OS must be installed at the factory.

Box Contents:

  • a (alpha) DSLR-A100 Camera Body + 18-70mm Lens DSLR-A100K
  • NP-FM55 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BC-VM10 Battery Charger
  • Video Cable
  • USB Cable Shoulder strap with eyepiece cap and Remote Commander clip
  • MSAC-MCF1N MS-Duo to CF Adaptor
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Image Data Converter SR Ver.1.1/Picture Motion Browser Ver.1.1 CD-ROM
  • Note: No Memory Stick media is included.

Optional Accessories:

  • Lightweight Tripod (VCT-1500L)
  • Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSX-M256S)
  • Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSX-M512S)
  • Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSX-M1GST)
  • Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSXM-2GS)
  • Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSX-4GS)
  • External Flash (HVL-F56AM)
  • External Flash (HVL-F36AM)
  • M Series Lithium Battery (NP-FM55)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 5-1/4" (133mm)
  • Height: 3-3/4" (95mm)
  • Depth: 2-7/8" (71mm)

Approximate Weight:

  • Net: 1 lb., 3 oz (545 g) body, not including battery, lens and media
  • Shipping: 6 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts & Labor
  • 4 Year Extended Service Warranty:Click here for details

Manufacturer Model Number: DSLR-A100K


  1. Viewable area, measured diagonally.
  2. Actual results may vary based on product settings, usage patterns and environmental conditions.
  3. Not all products with USB connectors may communicate with each other due to chip-set variations
  4. Under average conditions; when fully charged, actual results may vary based on camera settings and conditions of use.

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measurements are approximate.

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"Great Service-Terrific Camera"


from Clarks Summit, PA

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  • Accurate Colors
  • Great Resolution
  • Nice Features and Settings
  • Rugged
  • Simple Controls


  • Not Good In Low Light

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Macro Photography
  • Outdoors
  • Portraits
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel

Comments about Sony Alpha Camera Body + 18-70mm Lens In Black:

I had two great Maxxum AF lenses from a Minalta film based camera.When I discovered that the Sony A100 could use this gear, the deal was done.

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from Raleigh, NC

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  • Great Resolution
  • Nice Features and Settings
  • Simple Controls


  • None i can find

Best Uses


Comments about Sony Alpha Camera Body + 18-70mm Lens In Black:

I feel that I did plenty of research before buying this camera, and during that research I read reviews criticising build quality and control layout. Now that I have owned the camera for a few weeks I could not be happier with it, the build quality seems just fine, the controls make perfect sense to me (a beginner) and the pictures are fantastic - Happy Days!

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