Sony Alpha a100 review

Full specification for Sony Alpha a100

Sensor RGB CCD, 23.6 x 15.8mm; total pixels/ 10.8 million total/ 10.2 million effective/ max image 3,872 x 2,592
Output Size 3872 x 2592, 2896 x 1936, 1920 x 1280
Focal Length Mag 1.5
Lens Mount αAlpha mount (formerly Minolta AF)
File Format JPEG, RAW , RAW+ JPEG
Compression Uncompressed RAW+ JPEG Fine, standard
ISO 100-1600
Shutter Speeds 30-1/4000sec
Drive Mode Single, Continuous up to 3fps
Viewfinder Type Reflex 95% viewing , Eye Star
Field of View 95%
LCD 2.5in LCD, 230,000 pixels
Live Mode No
Built-in Image Stabilisation SuperSteady Shot CCD system
Dust Reduction Yes, plus anti-static filter over the senso
Focusing Modes Wide area AF, single and continuous, AF Illuminator
Exposure Modes Program AE, Manual, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, 6 Sc
Metering System 40 segment TTL, centre weighted average, spot
Exposure Comp -2.0 to +2.0 EV
Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB , creative modes
White Balance Manual, Auto, presets, Kelvin scale
White Balance Bracket 3 frames
Colour Temp Control 2500 - 9900 K
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash Built in GN 12m @ISO 100, hotshoe, wireless sync, rear, slow sync, fill, auto, forced
Max Flash Sync 1/160 sec, 1/125s
PC Socket n/a
Cable Release n/a
Memory Card CF I&II, MS Duo Pro adapter available
Power Li-Ion, DC in
Connectivity USB 2.0, DC in, Video out
Dimensions 133.1 x 94.7 x 71.3mm
Weight 545g
Other -
AF Points 9 point AF

Manufacturer website: Sony

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Design 17/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 17/20
Value 17/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 87%