Sony DSLR-A300 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 
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General
Model Number: DSLR-A300 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $800.00
Street Price: $562.64
Date Available: 2008-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 20.5 oz (582 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.1 x 3.9 x 2.9 in.
(131 x 99 x 75 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 10.20
Effective Megapixels: 10.2 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.12"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
3872 x 2176 (8.4 MP, 16:9),
2896 x 1936 (5.6 MP, Other),
2896 x 1632 (4.7 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1088 (2.1 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW, RAW+JPEG; (.ARW) 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No 
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate: n/a
Movie Audio: n/a 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: Sony Alpha (Minolta A) mount 
Kit Lens: Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-1870
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.88x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T) 
Normal Focus Range: 38 cm to Infinity
15.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 55mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 9-point, center cross TTL phase detection with eye-start and "Quick AF" for Live View 
Face Detection:  
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.74x magnification 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature/Color Filter, Custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 40-segment Honeycomb Pattern, Center-weighted, Spot; (1200 zone metering in Live View mode) 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night view 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Built-in Auto Popup: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear flash sync, Slow Sync, High Speed, Sync, Wireless off camera flash (with Flash HVL-F56AM, F36AM)  
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent 
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out:  
HD Video Connection:  
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired  
Other Connection:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FM500H 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium Ion rechargeabl
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 730
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 10MP version of the A350: Tilting 2.7" LCD with Live View; Quick AF during Live View (pentamirror Tilt mechanism directs light to a dedicated live view image sensor, enabling fast and responsive TTL phase-detection auto-focusing, even during live view.); Super SteadyShot IS; Anti-Dust; Dynamic Range Optimizer. $800 bundled with DT 18-70mm kit lens. 

 


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