Sony Alpha 100

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Sony α100
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TypeDigital single-lens reflex camera
Lensinterchangeable, Sony A-mount / Konica Minolta A-mount
Sensor23.6 mm × 15.8 mm 10.2 effective megapixels CCD
Maximum resolution3872 × 2592 pixels (10.2 Megapixels)
Film speedAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Lo 80, Hi 200
Storage mediaCompactFlash I/II, Memory Stick PRO (with adapter), Memory Stick PRO Duo (with included adapter)
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 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
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)
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
Viewfinderoptical, spherical Acute Matte screen, 20mm eye relief, 0.83x magnification, dioptre adjustment, 95% frame coverage, pentamirror
Image processing
White balanceAuto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, color temperature, custom
WB bracketing3 frames
LCD screen230k 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 in 2006. It is the successor to the 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 a 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 megapixel APS-C sized 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 the camera's 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 for the 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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