Sony A Mount Cameras - Photo Jottings

Sony A Mount Cameras

Below you’ll find specifications for all Sony DSLR’s and SLT’s from the most recent at the top, to the oldest at the bottom.
 
 
 
 
s99iib
Model
Price
$3199 body only, announced 9-16.
Effective megapixels
42.4
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,228,800 pixels, articulating screen.
Lens
Zoom
Recording media
Memory stick pro duo, all SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body up to 5-way
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600. Extended mode 50 to 102,400.
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/8000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, Eye-level fixed .51″ electronic viewfinder, 2.36m dot resolution.
Sensor size
35.9mm x 24mm  full frame
AF assist lamp
No
Timer
10, 5, 2 sec delay
Flash
No
Movie mode
Yes, 4k  XAVC S and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FM500H 1600 mAh
Dimensions
5.6″ x 4.1″ x 3.0″  143mm x 104h x 76d
Weight
1.87 lb   849g   with battery and card
Additional info
Good upgrade to the original A99, now with much better AF, Video, shooting speed and more megapixels.
 
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2016/sonya68.jpg
Model
Price
$599 body only, announced 11-15.
Effective megapixels
24.2
LCD monitor
2.7″  460,800 pixels, tilt-out screen.
Lens
Zoom
Recording media
Memory stick pro duo, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600.
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, Eye-level fixed .39″ electronic viewfinder, 1.44m dot resolution.
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FM500H 1650 mAh
Dimensions
5.6″ x 4.1″ x 3.2″  143mm x 104h x 81d
Weight
1.34 lb   610g   without battery
Additional info
Entry level model with yesterdays technology, pass on this one.

 

 

 

 

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2014/sa77II.jpg
Model
Price
$1199 body only  6-14
Effective megapixels
24.3
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,228,000 pixels, pull-out swivel screen.
Lens
Zoom
Recording media
Memory stick pro duo, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
50 expanded mode /100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/16000/25600 expanded mode to 51200
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/8000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, Eye-level fixed XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5″ type) electronic viewfinder, 2.4m dot resolution.
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FM500H 1650 mAh
Dimensions
5.6″ x 4.1″ x 3.2″  143mm x 104h x 81d
Weight
23.0oz   653g   without battery
Additional info
New sensor, LCD and improvements to AF, but no more AF assist light.  Minor upgrade from A77.

 

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1stof2013/A58sm.jpg
Model
Price
$598 with kit lens.  4-13
Effective megapixels
20.1
LCD monitor
2.7″  460,000 pixels, has tilt/swivel screen.
Lens
Zoom
Recording media
Memory stick pro duo, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/16000  Extends to 25600 in multi-frame NR mode
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
No, uses 0.46″ EVF with 1.44 million pixels.
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
?
Dimensions
5.1″ x 3.8″ x 3.1″  129mm x 95h x 78d
Weight
17.3oz   492g   without battery
Additional info
First Sony Camera to use new 20.1MP sensor. Plastic composite lens mount.

 

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Late2012/SLT-A99.jpg
Model
Price
$2799 body only  10-12
Effective megapixels
24.3
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,229,000 pixels, has tilt/swivel screen.
Lens
Zoom
Recording media
Memory stick pro duo, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/8000 sec
Optical viewfinder
No, uses eye-level fixed XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5″ type) electronic viewfinder, 2.4m dot resolution.
Sensor size
35.8mm x 23.8mm
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
No
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FM500H
Dimensions
5.8″ x 4.4″ x 3.1″  147mm x 111h x 78d
Weight
28.6oz   812g   without battery
Additional info
Second generation full frame camera for Sony.  First SLT full frame body.  Also has new ISO standard hotshoe.

 

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2012/a37scp.jpg
Model
Price
$599 with kit lens  6-12
Effective megapixels
16.1
LCD monitor
3.0″  230,400 pixels, has tilt/swivel screen.
Lens
Zoom
Recording media
Memory stick pro duo, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/16000  Extends to 25600 in multi-frame NR mode
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
No, uses 0.46″ EVF with 1.44 million pixels.
Sensor size
23.4mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FW50
Dimensions
4.9″ x 3.7″ x 3.3″  124mm x 92h x 85d
Weight
15.8oz   448g   without battery
Additional info
Smaller body than A57, and uses smaller NP-FW50 battery from NEX cameras etc.

 

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2012/sa57psrc.jpg
Model
Price
$699 body only  4-12
Effective megapixels
16.1
LCD monitor
3.0″  921,600 pixels, has tilt/swivel screen.
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
Memory stick pro duo, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/16000  Extends to 25600 in multi-frame NR mode
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
No, uses 0.46″ EVF with 1.44 million pixels.
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FM500H
Dimensions
5.25″ x 3.9″ x 3.25″  132mm x 98h x 81d
Weight
18.9oz   539g   without battery
Additional info
Larger body than A55, and uses larger NP-FM500H battery from A900/700 etc.  Pretty much a downgraded A65.

 

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endof2011/SLTA77.jpg
Model
Price
$1399 body only  10-11
Effective megapixels
24.3
LCD monitor
3.0″  921,600 pixels, pull-out swivel screen.
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
Memory stick pro duo, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
50 expanded/100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/16000
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/8000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, Eye-level fixed XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5″ type) electronic viewfinder, 2.4m dot resolution.
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FM500H 1650 mAh
Dimensions
5.6″ x 4.1″ x 3.2″  143mm x 104h x 81d
Weight
23.0oz   653g   without battery
Additional info
Totally new camera, and replacement for the intermediate level A700.  Highly upgraded A65.

 

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endof2011/SLTA65.jpg
Model
Price
$899 body only  10-11
Effective megapixels
24.3
LCD monitor
3.0″  921,600 pixels, tilt-out screen.
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
Memory stick pro duo, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/16000
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, Eye-level fixed XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5″ type) electronic viewfinder, 2.4m dot resolution.
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FM500H 1650 mAh
Dimensions
5.2″ x 3.8″ x 3.2″  132mm x 97h x 81d
Weight
19.1oz   543g   without battery
Additional info
Basically an upgraded A57.

 

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JUNE2011/a35slt.jpg
Model
A35
Price
$599 body only  8-11
Effective megapixels
16.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  921,600 pixels, stationary screen.
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
Memory stick pro duo, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800  Extends to 25600 in multi-frame NR mode
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
No, uses 0.46″ EVF with 1.44 million pixels.
Sensor size
23.4mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FW50
Dimensions
4.9″ x 3.6″ x 3.3″  124mm x 92h x 85d
Weight
14.6oz   415g   without battery
Additional info
Minor upgrade to the A33, including a 16.2mp sensor instead of the old 14.2mp, and a longer run time on video recording.

 

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December2010/a580pge.jpg
Model
A580
Price
$799 body only   11-10
Effective megapixels
16.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  921,600 pixels, tilting screen
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
SD, SDHC and memory stick pro
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800, 25600 in multi-frame NR mode
Manual controls
Yes
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage, live view also.
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FM500H InfoLithium.
Dimensions
5.4″w x 4.1h x 3.3d   137mm x 104h x 84d
Weight
21.1oz   599g   without battery
Additional info
Same as A560 but with more megapixels and costs more money.

 

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December2010/a560pge.jpg
Model
A560
Price
$649 body only   3-11?
Effective megapixels
14.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  921,600 pixels, tilting screen
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
SD, SDHC and memory stick pro
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800, 25600 in multi-frame NR mode
Manual controls
Yes
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage, live view also.
Sensor size
23.4mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FM500H InfoLithium.
Dimensions
5.4″w x 4.1h x 3.3d   137mm x 104h x 84d
Weight
21.1oz   599g   without battery
Additional info
Same as A580 but with less megapixels, and less money.

 

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December2010/A55pge.jpg
Model
A55
Price
$749 body only  9-10
Effective megapixels
16.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  921,600 pixels, has tilt/swivel screen.
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
Memory stick pro duo, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800  Extends to 25600 in multi-frame NR mode
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
No, uses 0.46″ EVF with 1.44 million pixels.
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FW50
Dimensions
4.9″ x 3.6″ x 3.3″  124mm x 92h x 85d
Weight
15.3oz   433g   without battery
Additional info
Upgrade to A33, includes GPS, 2 more megapixels, 10fps (instead of 7fps with A330) and larger buffer.

 

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December2010/A33pge.jpg
Model
A33
Price
$649 body only  9-10
Effective megapixels
14.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  921,600 pixels, has tilt/swivel screen.
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
Memory stick pro duo, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800  Extends to 25600 in multi-frame NR mode
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
No, uses 0.46″ EVF with 1.44 million pixels.
Sensor size
23.4mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FW50
Dimensions
4.9″ x 3.6″ x 3.3″  124mm x 92h x 85d
Weight
15.3oz   433g   without battery
Additional info
Uses translucent mirror, so no mirror slap, prism, or optical viewfinder.

 

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May2010/390tp.jpg
Model
A390
Price
$599 with lens  7-10
Effective megapixels
14.2
LCD monitor
2.7″  230,400 pixels, has tilt-out screen and live view.
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.7mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No
Power source
NP-FH50
Dimensions
5.0″ x 3.8″ x 3.3″  128mm x 97h x 84d
Weight
17.5oz   497g   without battery
Additional info
Grip has been changed, otherwise very similar to A380.

 

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May2010/290tp.jpg
Model
A290
Price
$499 with lens  7-10
Effective megapixels
14.2
LCD monitor
2.7″  230,400 pixels
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.7mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No
Power source
NP-FH50
Dimensions
5.0″ x 3.8″ x 3.1″  128mm x 97h x 80d
Weight
16oz   456g   without battery
Additional info
Upgraded A230.  Now has 14.2mp sensor and bigger grip.

 

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May2010/a450.jpg
Model
A450 (not available in US)
Price
Original price unavailable   1-10
Effective megapixels
14.2
LCD monitor
2.7″  230,400 pixels
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
200/400/800/1600/3200/4000/5000/6400/12800
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.4mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No
Power source
NP-FM500h
Dimensions
5.5″w x 4.2h x 3.2d   137mm x 104h x 81d
Weight
17oz   520g   without battery
Additional info
Slight downgrade from A500.  Not sold in US.

 

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September2009/a550rs.jpg
Model
A550
Price
$949 with lens   10-09
Effective megapixels
14.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  921,600 pixels, tilting screen
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
SD, SDHC and memory stick pro
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800
Manual controls
Yes
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No, but has live view.
Power source
NP-FH500H Lithium, but not info capable.
Dimensions
5.4″w x 4.1h x 3.3d   137mm x 104h x 84d
Weight
21oz   597g   without battery
Additional info
All new sensor for better high ISO noise reduction.  Dual card slots for Memory stick and SD, live view, no longer can use Compact flash cards.  Pay $200 more for additional 2mp and sharper screen, otherwise mostly the same as A500.

 

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September2009/a500rs.jpg
Model
A500
Price
$749 body only   10-09
Effective megapixels
12.3
LCD monitor
3.0″  230,400 pixels, tilting screen
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
SD, SDHC and memory stick pro
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800
Manual controls
Yes
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.6mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No, but has live view.
Power source
NP-FH500H Lithium, but not info capable.
Dimensions
5.4″w x 4.1h x 3.3d   137mm x 104h x 84d
Weight
21oz   597g   without battery
Additional info
All new sensor for better high ISO noise reduction.  Dual card slots for Memory stick and SD, live view, no longer can use Compact flash cards.  Pay $200 more for additional 2mp and sharper screen, otherwise mostly the same as A550.

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September2009/a850rs.jpg
Model
A850
Price
$1999 body only   9-09
Effective megapixels
24.6
LCD monitor
3.0″  921,600 pixels
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
compactflash I and II, and memory stick pro
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/4000/5000/6400
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/8000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 98% coverage
Sensor size
35.9mm x 24mm  full frame
AF assist lamp
Yes, dedicated lamp, not flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
No
Movie mode
No
Power source
NP-FM500h
Dimensions
6.1″w x 4.6h x 3.25d   156mm x 117h x 82d
Weight
30oz   850g   without battery
Additional info
Slight downgrade from A900.  Absent is the 100% viewfinder, and a slower continuous shooting speed of 3fps instead of 5fps.

 

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August09/A380zz.jpg
Model
A380
Price
$849 with lens   7-09
Effective megapixels
14.2
LCD monitor
2.7″  230,400 pixels, tilting screen
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
SD, SDHC and memory stick pro
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Manual controls
Yes
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.6mm x 15.8mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No, but has live view.
Power source
NP-FH50
Dimensions
5.2″w x 3.9h x 2.9d   128mm x 97h x 71d
Weight
20oz   489g   without battery
Additional info
Dual card slots for Memory stick and SD, live view, no longer can use Compact flash cards.  Pay $200 more for additional 2mp, otherwise mostly the same as A330.

 

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August09/A330zz.jpg
Model
A330
Price
$649 with lens   7-09
Effective megapixels
10.2
LCD monitor
2.7″  230,400 pixels, tilting screen
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
SD, SDHC and memory stick pro
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Manual controls
Yes
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.6mm x 15.7mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No, but has live view.
Power source
NP-FH50
Dimensions
5.2″w x 3.9h x 2.9d   128mm x 97h x 71d
Weight
21oz   491g   without battery
Additional info
Dual card slots for Memory stick and SD, live view, and neat carbon fiber looking body covering.  No more support for Compact flash cards.

 

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August09/A230zz.jpg
Model
A230
Price
$549 with lens   7-09
Effective megapixels
10.2
LCD monitor
2.7″  230,400 pixels
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
SD, SDHC and memory stick pro
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Manual controls
Yes
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.6mm x 15.8mm  APS-C
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No
Power source
NP-FH50
Dimensions
5.2″w x 3.9h x 2.7d   128mm x 97h x 68d
Weight
17oz   452g   without battery
Additional info
Dual card slots for Memory stick and SD, no longer able to use Compact flash cards

 

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August09/A900zz.jpg
Model
A900
Price
$2999 body only   10-08
Effective megapixels
24.6
LCD monitor
3.0″  921,600 pixels
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
compactflash I and II, and memory stick pro
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/4000/5000/6400
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/8000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 100% coverage
Sensor size
35.9mm x 24mm  full frame
AF assist lamp
Yes, dedicated lamp, not flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
No
Movie mode
No
Power source
NP-FM500h
Dimensions
6.1″w x 4.6h x 3.25d   156mm x 117h x 82d
Weight
30oz   850g   without battery
Additional info
First mid-level full frame camera for Sony, to compete with Canon’s 5D and Nikon’s D700 etc.

 

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August09/A350zz.jpg
Model
A350
Price
A350-$799 body only, 3-08.
Effective megapixels
A350, 14.2mp
LCD monitor
2.7″  230,000 pixels  Live view and tilt-able screen
Lens
A350 with the 18-70mm kit lens is $899
Zoom
 
Recording media
compactflash I and II.
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.6mm x 15.8mm  APS-C size
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No
Power source
NP-FM500h  InfoLITHIUM®
Dimensions
5.25″w x 4.00h x 3.0d   131mm x 98h x 75d.
Weight
1.3lbs  (20.5oz)  582g   without battery
Additional info
The same as the A300 except for the additional 4mp, which adds $100 to the price.

 

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Model
A300
Price
$799 with kit lens, 4-08.
Effective megapixels
10.2mp.
LCD monitor
2.7″  230,000 pixels  Live view and tilt-able screen
Lens
A300 price ($799) at this time includes Sony 18-70 F/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.
Zoom
 
Recording media
compactflash I and II.
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.6mm x 15.8mm  APS-C size
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No
Power source
NP-FM500h  InfoLITHIUM®
Dimensions
5.25″w x 4.00h x 3.0d   131mm x 98h x 75d.
Weight
1.3lbs  (20.5oz)  582g   without battery
Additional info
This camera is basically the same as the A350, except it has 10.2mp, instead of 14.2mp, which ups the price $100.

 

 

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Model
A200
Price
$699 with kit lens.   3-08
Effective megapixels
10.2
LCD monitor
2.7″  230,000 pixels
Lens
Price at this time includes Sony 18-70 F/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.
Zoom
 
Recording media
compactflash I and II.
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.6mm x 15.8mm  APS-C size
AF assist lamp
No, uses flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No
Power source
NP-FM500h  InfoLITHIUM®
Dimensions
5.25″w x 3.75h x 2.9d   133mm x 95h x 71d
Weight
1.2lbs   545g   without battery
Additional info
Entry level, in some ways a trimmed down A 100.  Competes with NikonD40 and other sub $700 DSLR camera kits.

 

 

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Model
A700
Price
$1399 body only   10-07
Effective megapixels
12.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  921,000 pixels
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
compactflash I and II, and memory stick pro
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/4000/5000/6400
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/8000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.5mm x 15.6mm  APS-C size
AF assist lamp
Yes, dedicated lamp, not flash.
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No
Power source
NP-FM500h
Dimensions
5.6″w x 4.25h x 3.25d   142mm x 105h x 98d
Weight
1.5lbs   690g   without battery
Additional info
First mid-level camera for Sony, to compete with Canon’s 40D and Nikon’s D300 etc.

 

 

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Model
A100
Price
$899 body only   7-06
Effective megapixels
10.2
LCD monitor
2.5″  230,000 pixels
Lens
 
Zoom
 
Recording media
compactflash I and II, and memory stick pro using adapter.
Image stabilization
Yes, in body
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600  lo80/high200
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Optical viewfinder
Yes, 95% coverage
Sensor size
23.6mm x 15.8mm  APS-C size
AF assist lamp
Yes, using flash
Timer
10 sec – 2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
No
Power source
NP-FM55
Dimensions
5.25″w x 3.75h x 2.9d   133mm x 95h x 71d
Weight
19oz   545g   without battery
Additional info
eye start auto focus, dust reduction system on sensor.  Sony’s upgrade to the now defunct Konica Minolta 5D
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