Sony Alpha a550 review

Full specification for Sony Alpha a550

Sensor 14.2MP CMOS
Output Size 4592 x 3056
Focal Length Mag 1.5x
Lens Mount Sony a mount, Compatible with A-Mount Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses
File Format JPEG, Raw (ARW), Raw+JPEG
Compression Fine / Standard JPEG
ISO 200-12800
Shutter Speeds 30 – 1/4000th second, plus Bulb
Drive Mode Single, Continuous to 5fps (4fps via live view), Speed-priority Continuous (allows 7fps), Self-timer, Continuous-advance AE bracketing, White Balance Bracketing, Remote commander
Viewfinder Type Fixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror
Field of View 95% approx, 0.8x magnification
LCD 3in 921K-dot tilt screen
Live Mode Yes
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes, SteadyShot Inside sensor-shift
Dust Reduction Yes, antistatic coating and sensor shift mechanism
Focusing Modes Single shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
Exposure Modes P, A, S, M, Night Portrait, Sunset, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Portrait, Flash Off, Auto
Metering System 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Exposure Comp 1/3EV Step ±2EV
Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / Manual (K), Natural Color Filter, Custom,
White Balance Bracket Yes, 3 frames, selectable 2 steps
Colour Temp Control 2500 – 9900 Kelvin
DoF Prview No
Built-in Flash Yes, GN 12
Max Flash Sync 1/160th sec
Memory Card SD / SDHC / Memory Stick Pro (1 slot for each type, not possible to use simultaneously however)
Power NP-FM500H rechargeable li-ion battery
Connectivity HDMI, USB 2.0
Dimensions 137 x 104 x 84mm
Weight Approx. 599g
Other Tilt-angle LCD, no movie mode, in-camera HDR mode, D-range Optimiser (+1-+5), Face Detection, Smile Shutter, 6 selectable Creative Styles, Smart Teleconverter (1.4x or 2x crop factor),
AF Points 9 points with cross sensor

Manufacturer website: Sony

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Design 17/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 17/20
Value 17/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 86%

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