Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

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Key specs

  • CCD
  • APS-C
  • 23.6 x 15.8 mm
  • 10 megapixels
  • 3872;2592 px
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha;Sony Alpha DT;Sony Alpha
  • Phase Detect;Multi-area;Selective single-point;Single;Continuous
  • 2.5 in
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Full Specifications


Sensor typeCCD
Image sensor formatAPS-C
Sensor size23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor photo detectors11 megapixels
Effective pixels10 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
Max resolution3872, 2592
Other resolutions3896x1936, 1920x1280


ISO Auto
ISO minimum100
ISO maximum1600
White balance presets7
Custom white balance
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatRAW
Supported file formatsJPEG, RAW

Optics & Focus

Lens mountSony/Minolta Alpha, Sony Alpha DT, Sony Alpha
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Flash
Focal length multiplier1.5×
AutofocusPhase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Single, Continuous
Manual focus
Number of focus points9
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)9
Image stabiliserBuilt-in
Phase detection autofocus

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCD
Screen size2.5 in
Screen dots230000
Touch screen
Live view
Viewfinder coverage95 %
Viewfinder magnification0.83 x
Separate info display

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Continuous shooting
Exposure compensation plus2
Exposure compensation minus-2
Expousure compensation steps1/3
Flash sync speed1/160s
External flash connectionHot shoe
Built-in flash
Flash metering system
External flash
Continuous drive3.0 fps
Flash modesAuto, Fill-in Flash, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync, Flash OFF
Manual settings
Self-timer options2, 10
Speed (JPEG)3 fps
Speed (RAW)3 fps

Videography features

Video recording


Body typeCompact SLR
Body materialPlastic
Colour of productBlack
Weight1.41 lb
Width5.24 in
Height3.74 in
Length2.80 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system


Storage typesCompact Flash Type I/II


Battery typeLi-Ion


USB version2.0
Remote control
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)

Other features

Orientation sensor
Timelapse recording

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Online reviews

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