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Sony Alpha SLT-A55VL 16.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera (Body and Lens) with 3.1x Optical Zoom, 3D Sweep Panorama, 3" LCD, Black - SLTA55VL

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by Cameta Camera customer on 8/30/2011

I use it for vacation sport and portrait photography the most

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Very good camera good image quality .

by Cameta Camera customer on 8/30/2011

I use the product for portrait mascot landscape night photos travel. Good image quality excellent.

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Product Overview

Capture the Decisive Moment
Change the way you shoot pictures with Sony's new Translucent Mirror Technology™ DSLR camera. The SLT-A55V a DSLR camera features professional-grade continuous shooting at 10 fps and visibly faster, more accurate focus in Live View and HD Movie modes. Compose your shots on either the LCD monitor or electronic viewfinder with 100% framing accuracy. Advanced features including Auto HDR, Sweep Panorama and 15-point Auto Focus make it dramatically easier to get the best shot



Unprecedented Image Capture

 Sony a580 Unlike other DSLRs that can either shoot or focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF, the SLT-A55V is the world's first DSLR that can do both simultaneously1. Featuring an unprecedented Translucent Mirror, the a55V DSLR camera is able to feed both the image sensor and the Phase Detection at the same time.

Professional Class Shooting Speeds

Sony a580 By transforming the fundamental way DSLR cameras work, you'll experience best-in-class speed3, up to 10 fps continuous shooting at full 16.2MP resolution with exposure fixed at the first frame. This is made possible by a Translucent Mirror that always stays in place. You also get standard continuous shooting at up to 6 fps.

Astonishing HD Video Capture

Sony a580 Experience a revolutionary breakthrough in video capture when shooting fast-moving subjects. The a55V is the world's first camera with the precision of Phase Detection auto focus (AF) for HD Movies1. Translucent Mirror Technology not only enables full-time phase-detection AF for photos, it also delivers the same speed and precision for Full HD movies.

Spectacular Resolution and Detail

Sony a580 Featuring a large 16.2-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, you'll achieve beautiful image quality during both still-photo and movie shooting. Rich tonal gradation and highlight/shadow detail are assured by the BIONZ image processing engine which supports high-speed continuous shooting, advanced digital compositing, and Full HD movie recording.

Advanced Still Shooting Features

Sony a580 Expand your creativity with advanced imaging features including built-in Auto HDR, which captures more scene contrast by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail into one unbelievable shot. Map your journey via an integrated GPS receiver, or use 3D Sweep Panorama Mode to automatically capture expansive landscapes.

Versatile Shooting Options

Sony a580 Use both the LCD monitor and Electronic Viewfinder to compose your shots. An all-electronic design enables a wide range of shooting information to be displayed in the finder and on the LCD monitor. Both provide a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus on-screen displays.



Specifications

Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# SLTA55VL
SKU 217140580
UPC 027242798816
UPC 14 00027242798816
Tech Specs
Drive System
Burst Buffer
JPEG Standard (39 shots) JPEG Fine (35 shots) RAW (20 shots) RAW+JPEG (20 shots)
Continuous Shooting Speed : Continuous (up to 6fps) Speed Priority (10fps)
Drive Mode : Single-shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Remote commander (RMT-DSLR1 Sold Separately)
Flash Sync Speed : 1/160 seconds
Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,
Shutter Speeds : 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Focus Control
Focus System : TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
Focus Points : 15 points (3 points cross type)
AF Modes : Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
Focus Area : Wide, Spot, Local (15 local areas selectable)
Focus Sensitivity : -1 EV to +18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent)
Focus Features : Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock
AF Illuminator : Built-in flash, Range: approx. 3' - 15' (1m-5m)
Advanced Features
Advanced User Interface : Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu
Anti Motion Blur : 6-image layering
Auto High Dynamic Range : Yes, (Off/On, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step)
Embedded GPS : Yes
Sweep Panorama : Yes (2D/3D)
Face Detection : Off, Auto, Child Priority, Adult Priority (up to 8 faces detectable)
Smile Shutter™ technology : Yes - Off, Slight, Normal, Big
Image Stabilization : SteadyShot INSIDE in-body image stabilization
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor : Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
Processor : BIONZ™ image processor
Anti-Dust : Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and Image Sensor-Shift mechanism
Pixel Gross : Approx. 16.7 megapixels
Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 16.2 megapixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor : 1.5x
Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
Optics/Lens
Lens Mount Type : Sony A-mount
Aperture : f/3.5 - 5.6
Aperture (Max.) : f/3.5 - 5.6
Aperture (Min.) : f/22 - 36
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 27mm - 82.5mm
Filter Diameter : 55mm
Lens Construction : Plastic
Lens Groups-Elements : 7 groups, 8 elements (2 aspheric surface)
Minimum Focus Distance : 9.84" (0.25m)
Angle of View : 76° - 29°
Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Aspheric Elements : 2 (3 surface)
Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length) : 2-3/4 x 2-3/4" (69.5x69mm)
Distance Encoder : Yes
Internal Motor : Yes (SAM motor)
Lens Weight : 7.4 oz (210g)
Maximum Magnification : 0.34x (APS-C)
Interface
Microphone Input : Yes
Accessory Shoe : Yes (Alpha)
BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
DVDirect : Yes, via USB
HD Output : HDMI (TypeC mini)
Memory Card Slot : Dual memory card slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA Sync™ enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
USB Port(s) : USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, PTP)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 4-7/8 x 3-5/8 x 3-1/3” (124.4 x 92 x 84.7mm) (W/H/D) excl grip & lens mount
Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 15.27 oz (433g) (excl battery, lens & media) Approx. 17.35 oz (492g) (w/battery & media)
Viewfinder
Type : 0.46" Xtra Fine EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (1,440,000 pixels)
Diopter Adjustment : -4.0 to +4.0m-1
Field of View : 100%
Magnification : 1.10x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )
Camera
Lens Compatibility : Sony A-mount lens
Lens Mount : Sony A-mount
Camera Type : Sony A-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
Flash
Flash Compensation : +/-2EV in 0.3EV steps
Flash Coverage : 18mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
Recycling Time : Approx. 4 sec.
Flash Bracketing : 3 exposures in 0.3/0.7 EV steps
Flash Metering System : ADI, Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes : Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode), Wireless
Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Guide Number : 10 (in meters at ISO100)
Recording
Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Color Space : sRGB, AdobeRGB
Still Image Mode : JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Size 16:9 : L size: 4912 x 2760 (14M) M size: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M) S size: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)
Still Image Size 3:2 : L size: 4912 x 3264 (16M) M size: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M) S size: 2448 x 1624 (4M)
Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)
Video Format : AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode : AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/ 60i (59.94i Interlace recording, 29.97 progressive image sensor output) Approx. 17Mbps (Average bit-rate) MP4 HD: 1440 x 1080/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 12Mbps (Average bit-rate) MP4 VGA: 640 x 480/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 3Mbps (Average bit-rate)
Video Resolution : 1920x1080/60i (59.94i, 29.97p sensor output)
Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format : Stereo Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 4-7/8 x 3-5/8 x 3-1/3” (124.4 x 92 x 84.7mm) (W/H/D) excl grip & lens mount
Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 15.27 oz (433g) (excl battery, lens & media) Approx. 17.35 oz (492g) (w/battery & media)
Viewfinder
Type : 0.46" Xtra Fine EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (1,440,000 pixels)
Diopter Adjustment : -4.0 to +4.0m-1
Field of View : 100%
Magnification : 1.10x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )
Camera
Lens Compatibility : Sony A-mount lens
Lens Mount : Sony A-mount
Camera Type : Sony A-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
Flash
Flash Compensation : +/-2EV in 0.3EV steps
Flash Coverage : 18mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
Recycling Time : Approx. 4 sec.
Flash Bracketing : 3 exposures in 0.3/0.7 EV steps
Flash Metering System : ADI, Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes : Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode), Wireless
Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Guide Number : 10 (in meters at ISO100)
Recording
Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Color Space : sRGB, AdobeRGB
Still Image Mode : JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Size 16:9 : L size: 4912 x 2760 (14M) M size: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M) S size: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M) Still Image Size 3:2 : L size: 4912 x 3264 (16M) M size: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M) S size: 2448 x 1624 (4M)
Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)
Video Format : AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode : AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/ 60i (59.94i Interlace recording, 29.97 progressive image sensor output) Approx. 17Mbps (Average bit-rate) MP4 HD: 1440 x 1080/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 12Mbps (Average bit-rate) MP4 VGA: 640 x 480/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 3Mbps (Average bit-rate)
Video Resolution : 1920x1080/60i (59.94i, 29.97p sensor output)
Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format : Stereo Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Stereo Microphone
Exposure System
Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity : -2EV to 17EV (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Compensation : ±2.0 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)
Exposure Settings : Auto (AUTO), Au
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 16.2
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 60
Memory Card Type Memory Stick PRO Duo
Minimum Aperture f/3.5
Product Line alpha
Resolution 4912 x 3264
Viewfinder Type Electronic
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