• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
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General
Model Number: DSLR-A350 X Vario
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $900.00 $2850.00
Street Price:   $2,524.50
Date Available: 2008-03-15 2013-06-11
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 20.5 oz (582 g) 22.4 oz (636 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 3.9 x 2.9 in.
(131 x 99 x 75 mm)
5.2 x 2.9 x 3.7 in.
(133 x 73 x 95 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 14.2 16.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 370.52mm2 (23.60mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.16 microns 4.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 65 78
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.6 23.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.5 12.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 595 1,320
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4592 x 3056 (14.0 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2576 (11.8 MP, 16:9),
3408 x 2272 (7.7 MP, 3:2),
3408 x 1920 (6.5 MP, 16:9),
2288 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
2288 x 1280 (2.9 MP, Other)
4944 x 3274 (16.2 MP, Other),
4928 x 3274 (16.1 MP, Other),
4288 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2160 (7.1 MP, Other),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, Other),
1632 x 1080 (1.8 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW, RAW+JPEG; (.ARW) JPEG, .DNG RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.4 4.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format:   MP4 with stereo audio
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony Alpha (Minolta A) n/a
Lens: Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-1870 Leica Vario-Elmar 18-46 mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH; 9 elements in 8 groups including 2 aspherical lenses
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 105mm 28 - 70mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 70mm 18 - 46mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.88x 2.55x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T) f/3.5 (W) / f/6.4 (T) - f/16 in 1/3EV steps
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 38 cm to Infinity
15.0 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 55.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point, center cross TTL phase detection with eye-start and "Quick AF" for Live View Contrast Detection: 1-point, 11-point, spot, face detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.74x magnification Optional EVF 2 Electronic Viewfinder
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.49x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.74x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 12500
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature/Color Filter, Custom Auto, daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, 2 manual settings, manual color temperature setting; fine adjustment option for all settings
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 40-segment Honeycomb Pattern, Center-weighted, Spot; (1200 zone metering in Live View mode) Multi-field, center-weighted, spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, No flash Automatic bracketing: Three pictures in graduations up to 3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 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) Auto, auto/Red-Eye, forced on, forced on/Red eye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red eye, Studio
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 5.0
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent ISO 100: 1.5m / 4 ft.
Max Flash Sync:   1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW+JPEG; (.ARW) .DNG RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format:   MP4 with stereo audio
Included Memory:    
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes No
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired  
Connections (extended): DC Input, Wired Remote HMDI, Electronic Viewfinder Socket
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.77 1.13
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.75 1.36
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 5 9
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.4 4.4
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 3 7
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.19 seconds 0.30 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.167 seconds 0.143 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.21 seconds 0.43 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.088 seconds 0.040 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus Live View = 0.181s Full Autofocus Live View with Flash = 0.288s Prefocused Live View = 0.089s Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.317s
Startup Time: 1.0 seconds 1.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.5 seconds 1.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.6 seconds 3.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 730 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FM500H Proprietary 3.7v 1600mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium Ion rechargeabl 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Software/USB Driver CD-ROM Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free download after registration)
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. Fixed 28-70mm eq. f/3.5-6.4 lens, 16-megapixel APS-C sensor, up to 1080p30 videos, magnesium and aluminum body with soft leather trim. Available in black or silver.