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 Mpx
Effective pixels10 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
Max resolution3872, 2592
Other resolutions3896x1936, 1920x1280


ISO Auto
ISO minimum100
ISO maximum1600
Maximum image resolution3872, 2592
White balance presets7
White balance modesAuto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten
Custom white balance
Photo effectsBlack&White, Vivid
Image stabilizer
Image stabilization typeSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatRAW
Supported image 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×
AutofocusContinuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lock
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 technologyLCD
Screen size2.50 in
Screen dots230000
Touch screen
Field of view95 %
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
Auto exposure lock
Self-timer delay2, 10
Flash sync speed1/160s
External flash connectionHot shoe
Built-in flash
Flash metering system
External flash
Continuous drive3.0 fps
Scene modes
Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Sunset, Landscape
Flash modesAuto, Fill-in, Manual, Pre-flash, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
Manual settings
Self-timer options2, 10
Speed (JPEG)3 fps
Speed (RAW)3 fps

Videography features

Analog signal format systemNTSC, PAL
Video recording

Audio features


Body typeCompact
Body materialPlastic
Colour of productBlack, Silver
Weight1.20 lb
Width5.24 in
Height3.73 in
Depth2.81 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system


Compatible memory cards
CF, Memory Stick , MicroDrive, MS PRO
Storage typesCompact Flash Type I/II
Camera file systemDPOF 1.1, Exif 2.1


Power source typeBattery
Battery life (CIPA)750
Battery technology
Battery capacity1600 mAh
Number of batteries supported1


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

Other features

Orientation sensor
Timelapse recording
Date imprinting
Tripod mounting supported
On Screen Display (OSD) languagesCZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE
Image editing modesRotating

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