Sony Alpha a500 review

Full specification for Sony Alpha a500

Sensor 12.3MP CMOS
Output Size 4272 x 2848
Focal Length Mag 1.5x
Lens Mount Sony A-mount
File Format Raw (ARW), Jpeg, Raw + Jpeg
Compression Fine / Standard Jpeg
ISO 200-12,800
Shutter Speeds 30-1/4000th sec
Drive Mode 5fps max, 4fps live view
Viewfinder Type Fixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror
Field of View 95%
LCD 3in, 230k-dot tilt-angle
Live Mode Yes, with Quick AF live view
Movie Mode No
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes, sensor-shift SteadyShot INSIDE
Dust Reduction Yes
Focusing Modes Single Shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
Exposure Modes PASM, Night Portrait, Sunset, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Portrait, Auto
Metering System 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Exposure Comp 1/3 Step +/-2EV
Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / Manual / Natural Color Filter / Custom
White Balance Bracket Yes, 3 frames, selectable 2 steps
Colour Temp Control 2,500-9,900K
DoF Prview No
Built-in Flash Yes, GN 12 @ ISO 100
Max Flash Sync 1/160th sec
PC Socket No
Memory Card SD / SDHC and Memory Stick (not for simultaneous use however)
Power NP-FM500H li-ion battery
Connectivity HDMI, USB 2.0
Dimensions 137 x 104 x 84mm
Weight 597g approx
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 16/20
Overall Score 84%