Sony DSLR-A350 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 
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General
Model Number: DSLR-A350
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $900.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2008-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 20.5 oz (582 g)
Size: 5.1 x 3.9 x 2.9 in.
(131 x 99 x 75 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Effective Megapixels: 14.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.16 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4592 x 3056 (14.0 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2576 (11.8 MP, Other),
3408 x 2272 (7.7 MP, 3:2),
3408 x 1920 (6.5 MP, 16:9),
2288 x 1520 (3.5 MP, 3:2),
2288 x 1280 (2.9 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW, RAW+JPEG; (.ARW)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony Alpha (Minolta A)
Lens Thread: 55mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
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
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.74x magnification
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
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, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, No flash
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
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: 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW+JPEG; (.ARW)
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired
Connections (extended): DC Input, Wired Remote
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.75
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 5
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.77
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): 5
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 0.60
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 2.44
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 3
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.188
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.167
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.206
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.088
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.189
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus Live View = 0.181s Full Autofocus Live View with Flash = 0.288s Prefocused Live View = 0.089s
Startup Time: 1.00
Shutdown Time: 2.20
Play -> Record Time: 0.50
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.70
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 4,599
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 (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 730
Software
Included Software: Software/USB Driver CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.4+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 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 body only, or $900 bundled with DT 18-70mm kit lens.

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