Sony Alpha 100

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Sony α100
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Overview
TypeDigital single-lens reflex camera
Lens
Lensinterchangeable, Sony A-mount / Konica Minolta A-mount
Sensor/medium
Sensor23.6 mm × 15.8 mm 10.2 effective megapixels CCD
Maximum resolution3872 × 2592 pixels (10.2 Megapixels)
ASA/ISO rangeAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Lo 80, Hi 200
StorageCompactFlash I/II, Memory Stick PRO (with adapter), Memory Stick PRO Duo (with included adapter)
Focusing
Focus modesmanual focus point selection, Spot AF, Continuous AF and AF Lock
Focus areas9-points, 8 lines with center cross-hair sensor, TTL CCD line sensors
Exposure/metering
Exposure modesfull manual, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps Exposure Compensation, 3 frames brcketting
Exposure metering40-segment honeycomb sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring
Metering modesMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Flash
FlashManual Pop-up: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear flash sync, Wireless off camera flash (with Flash HVL-F56AM, F36AM), GN12 at ISO 100 (39 feet/ 12 meters)
Shutter
Shutterelectronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane Shutter
Shutter speed range30–1/4000 sec, with Bulb, 1/160 sec X-sync
Continuous shooting3 Frames Per Second, unlimited JPEG, up to 6 raw
Viewfinder
Viewfinderoptical, spherical Acute Matte screen, 20mm eye relief, 0.83x magnification, dioptre adjustment, 95% frame coverage, pentamirror
Image processing
Custom WBAuto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, color temperature, custom
WB bracketing3 frames
General
Rear LCD monitor230k pixel, 2.5-inch TFT LCD
Battery7.2 V, 1600 mAh
Weight545 g (19.2 oz)

Sony α100 (DSLR-A100) is the first digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) marketed by Sony. It is successor to previous Konica Minolta DSLR models (primarily the Maxxum/Dynax 5D and 7D) through Sony's purchase of the Konica Minolta camera division. The α100 retains similar body design and claimed improvements on Konica Minolta's Anti-Shake sensor shifting image stabilization feature, renamed Super SteadyShot. It uses a 10.2 megapixels APS-C size CCD sensor. Another notable feature inherited from Konica Minolta is Eyestart, which provides for automatic autofocus activation by detecting the presence of the photographer's eye on the viewfinder, thus quickening camera response.

Another notable feature is an automatically vibrating CCD to remove dust each time the camera is shut off. The α100 shipped from Sony and resellers by the end of July 2006 with MSRP prices of US$1000 with the 18–70 mm f/3.5–f/5.6 kit lens and US$900 body only. The camera retains the same autofocus lens mount that was introduced with the Minolta Maxxum 7000 in 1985, allowing the continued use of the millions of existing Minolta AF lenses.

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