Sony Alpha 500

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Sony α 500
Sony α 500.jpg
TypeDigital single-lens reflex camera
Lensinterchangeable, Sony α / Konica Minolta A mount
Sensor23.5 mm × 15.6 mm APS-C 12.3 effective megapixels CMOS
Maximum resolution4272 × 2848 pixels
ASA/ISO rangeAuto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
StorageSecure Digital/Secure Digital HC, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Metering modesMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
FlashManual Pop-up: Auto, Fill-flash, Slow sync., Rear flash sync, Wireless off camera flash
Shutterelectronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane Shutter
Shutter speed range30–1/4000 sec, with Bulb, 1/160 sec X-sync
Continuous shooting5 Frames Per Second, 4 Frames Per Second in LiveView
Image processing
Custom WBAuto, daylight, shade, cloudy, Tungsten, fluorescent, flash, color temperature, custom
WB bracketing5 frames
Rear LCD monitor230k pixel 3-inch TFT LCD
Battery7.2 V, 1650 mAh (Sony NP-FM500H)
Weight597 g (21.1 oz) (body only)
Made inJapan

The Sony α 500 (DSLR-A500) is a midrange-level digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) marketed by Sony, which was released in 2009.

Sony a500 with a standard 18-55mm lens kit

It features live view and body-integrated image stabilization. It has a 12.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. The camera itself received mostly good reviews, with its fast continuous shot function, much better image quality for photos taken in bad light situations compared to 3xx series and overall very good price/performance ratio. Inability to record videoclips, is the mostly often criticized point. [1]

Compared to A550, A500 features less detailed LiveView LCD, 12 contra 14 MPixel sensor resolution and absence of 7 frame/s continuous shot without autofocus mode. Both cameras also feature unique auto-HDR mode.


  1. ^ "Sony Alpha 550/500 review summary". Dpreviews. Retrieved July 23, 2010.

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