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Sony Alpha Camera Body - Black - DSLR-A100

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10.2 MP CCD/ Super SteadyShot System/ High-Sensitivity (ISO 1600) Shooting/ Anti-Dust Technology/ 2.5" Clear Photo LCD Plus Screen/ 9-Point Auto Focus Selection/ Camera Body Only
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Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 Camera Body, Model DSLRA100

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.

Features:

  • The Rebirth of a Legend.
    In the revolutionary new Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, Sony’s mastery of digital technology combines with Minolta’s legendary SLR technology -- including autofocus and anti-shake compatibility with over 20 years of A-mount lenses sold worldwide.
  • Advanced Lenses and Accessories.
    The Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera is your gateway to one of the world’s most sophisticated camera systems, 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 more.
  • 10.2 MP CCD
    A large, 23.6 x 15.8 mm APS-C-size CCD imager with Sony’s advanced design 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®
    When you shoot in low light, 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 miss.
  • 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, Shutter Priority, and Exposure Compensation modes.
  • 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
    Based on CIPA standard, a supplied NP-FM55H Lithium Ion rechargeable battery lets you take up to 750 shots2 on a full charge, recharges quickly with supplied battery charger.
  • Dual Media Options
    The Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera accepts both optional CompactFlash™ Type I/II media and Memory Stick Duo™ media (with supplied adaptor).

Specifications:

  • Imaging Device: 10.2 (effective) APC CCD Sensor; 23.6 x 15.8 mm; RGB primary color filter
  • Chipset: Bionz™ Processor LSI with Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO/DRO+)
  • Recording Media: Memory Stick® Duo/Memory Stick PRO™ Duo media (via MSAC-MCF1N adaptor); CompactFlash™ Type I/ CompactFlash Type II / media
  • Shutter Speed: 30 ~ 1/4000 sec, with Bulb
  • Exposure: Manual Exposure: Yes, w/EV indicator
  • EV Compensation: ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps
  • ISO: Auto/100/200/400/800/1600/Lo80/Hi200
  • LCD: 2.5-inch (measured diagonally) TFT (230k pixels) LCD with Clear Photo LCD Plus ™ design
  • Histogram: Yes, Playback
  • Microphone/Speaker: No/ No
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes: On/ Off
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash ( with custom White Balance color temperature adjustments)
  • Burst Mode: Continuous burst mode at 3 FPS to limit of media; Up to 6 RAW images in burst.
  • Color Mode(s): Black & White, Standard, Vivid, Adobe RGB (Except for Adobe RGB, all other color modes use the sRGB color space)
  • Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night View/Night Portrait
  • Self Timer: Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off)
  • Still Image Mode(s): Normal (JPEG Fine/Standard), High-speed Burst (JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG), RAW (.ARW)
  • Memory Stick® Duo/Memory Stick PRO™ Duo Media Compatibility: Tested to support up to 4GB media capacity; does not support Access Control security function
  • Flash Modes: 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)
  • Output(s): Video: Yes, NTSC/PAL Selectable
  • USB Port(s): Yes, Supports USB 2.0 Hi-speed
  • Battery Type: NP-FM55 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • Battery Capacity: 7.2V, 1600 mAh; CIPA standard: approx. 750 pictures
  • 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.

Supplied Accessories:

  • 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 or adapters are included.

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

Manufactures Model Number: DSLR-A100

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Sony Alpha Camera Body - Black
 
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      5.0

      A Great Introduction to Digital Single Lens Reflex

      By Ujfalusy

      from Salt Lake City

      Comments about Sony Alpha Camera Body - Black:

      Considering that this was a pioneer product for Sony its a great camera. At the time it was state of the art.
      I especially appreciated the initial price coupled with the availability of used lenses at excellent prices. .

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      5.0

      Sony is the best!!!

      By Lietuvis

      from El Paso, TX

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Bright LCD
      • Comfortable Controls
      • Good price
      • Quiet
      • Small Lag Time
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Art
      • Documentary
      • Fun
      • Photojournalism
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony Alpha Camera Body - Black:

      I bought this Sony DSLR A100K camera a couple weeks ago and so far very satisfied with its performace. This camera has a big LCD screen, well built body (not like cheap looking Canon Rebel), easy navigation buttons, a wide selection of good quality sony and minolta lenses as well as other accessories. Moreover, it is very easy to use this camera, even a caveman can do it :) Finally, picture quality is excellent, can't ask for anything better!!!
      I would highly recommend this DSLR camera!

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      4.0

      "Great Service-Terrific Camera"

      By Barry

      from Clarks Summit, PA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not Good In Low Light

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Sony Alpha Camera Body - 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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      5.0

      I'm no expert, but...

      By Ballsy

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Getting started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Resolution
      • Nice Features and Settings
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

      • None i can find

      Best Uses

      • EVERYTHING

      Comments about Sony Alpha Camera Body - 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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      Sony Alpha Camera Body - Black

      Sony Alpha Camera Body - Black

      UPC Code: 027242694132
      Discontinued


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