Sony DSLR-A380 Review

 
Camera Reviews > Sony Cameras > Sony Alpha i Review
Links
Model Name: Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 
Check Prices: Check Now!
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL:  
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: DSLR-A380 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $849.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 26.9 oz (762 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.8 in.
(128 x 97 x 71 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 14.9
Effective Megapixels: 14.2 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.12"
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
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, RAW 
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 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - ?? (T) 
Normal Focus Range:  
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 TTL phase detection (one cross-type sensor) with eye-start AF 
Face Detection:  
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.74x mag., 19.7mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.0 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,400 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 12.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, 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 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night Portrait/Night View 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Wireless, High-Speed sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 10.0 m / 32.8 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent 
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional Wireless 
Other Connection: DC input, min-HDMI 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FH50 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FH50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 500
Software
Included Software: Software/USB Driver CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS X (v. 10.13+) 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: SteadyShot Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, Live View, Tilting LCD. 

 


Print the specs page for the Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 digital camera reviewPrint this Page

Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.

Follow Imaging Resource

Purchase memory card for Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 digital camera
Top 3 photos this month win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate