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Camera 1: Sony Alpha A55 16MP REVIEW

Model Name: Sony Alpha A55 16MP specifications.
Image:ony Alpha A55 16MP Digital-SLR SLT Camera
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Release Date Aug 24, 2010
Body Type Compact SLR
Sensor Specs
Sensor Max Resolution Camera Specs4912 x 3264
Other Resolutions 3568 x 2368, 3568 x 2368, 2448 x 1624, 2448 x 1376
Image Ratio Camera Specs 3:2, 16:9
Effective Pixels Camera Specs 16 megapixels
Sensor Photo Detectors Camera Specs 17 megapixels
Sensor Size Camera Specs APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type Camera Specs CMOS
Processor Type Camera Specs Bionz
Image Features
ISO (sensitivity to light - higher is better) Camera Specs Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, (25600 with boost)
Boosted ISO Minimum Camera Specs 25600
White Balance Presets Camera Specs 6
Custom White Balance Camera Specs Yes (1)
Image Stabilization Camera Specs Sensor-shift
Image Stabilization Notes
CIPA images tabilizationrating Camera Specs
Uncompressed Format Camera Specs RAW
JPEG quality Levels Camera Specs Fine, Normal
Focus & Lens (Optics) Features
Auto focus Camera Specs
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Optical Zoom Camera Specs
Maximum Aperture Camera Specs
Manual Focus Camera Specs Yes
Normal Focus Range Camera Specs
Macro Focus Range Camera Specs
Number Focus Point Camera Specs 15
Lens Mount Camera Specs Sony/Minolta Alpha
Focal Length Equiv. Camera Specs 1.5×
LCD Display Characteristics
Articulated LCD (vari-angle / flip) Camera Specs Fully articulated
Screen Size Camera Specs 3″
Touch screen Camera Specs No
Viewfinder Features
View finder Type Camera Specs Electronic
Live View Camera Specs Yes
View finder Coverage Camera Specs 100%
View finder Magnification Camera Specs 1.1× (0.73× 35mm equiv.)
View finder Resolution Camera Specs 1,150,000
Photography Features
Minimum Shutter Speed Camera Specs 30 sec
Maximum Shutter Speed Camera Specs 1/4000 sec
Maximum Shutter Speed Electronic Camera Specs
Subject Scene Modes Camera Specs Yes
Flash Modes Camera Specs Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
Flash Range Camera Specs 10.00 m (@ ISO 100)
External Flash Camera Specs Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Continuous Drive Camera Specs 10.0 fps
Self Timer Camera Specs Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering Mode Camera Specs
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure Compensation Camera Specs ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) Camera Specs (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
White Balance (WB) Bracketing Camera Specs Yes (Lo 10 mired or Hi 20 mired)
Videography Features
Video Resolutions Camera Specs 1920 x 1080 (60, 29.97 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps)
Digital Video Format Camera Specs MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Video Modes Camera Specs
Videography Notes
Audio Input & Output
Speaker None
Microphone Stereo
Data Storage
Storage Types Camera Specs SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Included
Connectivity Types
USB Connection USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB Charging
HDMI Port Yes (Mini Type C)
Micro Port
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected
Wireless Note
Headphone Port
Remote Control & Wi-Fi Yes (Optional)
Other Camera Body Features
Environmentally Sealed Camera Specs No
Durability Camera Specs
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
Battery Description NP-FW50
Battery Life 330-380 depending on the settings
Charger Model BC-VW1
Battery Grip None
Weight 500 g (1.10 lb / 17.64 oz)
Dimensions 124 x 92 x 85 mm (4.88 x 3.62 x 3.35″)
Orientation Sensor Camera Specs Yes
Time Lapse Recording Camera Specs
GPS Connection Built-in
GPS Notes
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Introduction: The Sony Alpha A55 16MP is a Compact SLR camera that was released on Aug 24, 2010. In this review, we will explore the various features and specifications to help you make an informed decision about whether it is the right camera for you.
Body and Design: The Sony Alpha A55 16MP boasts a Compact SLR body type that is both lightweight and comfortable to hold. Weighing in at just 500 g (1.10 lb / 17.64 oz) and with dimensions of 124 x 92 x 85 mm (4.88 x 3.62 x 3.35″), this camera is perfect for photographers who are always on the go. Its ergonomic design ensures a secure grip, allowing for steady shots even in challenging shooting conditions.
Image Quality: With its effective pixel count of 16 megapixels and Sensor Size of APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm), this camera offers exceptional image quality in a portable package. The Sony Alpha A55 16MP delivers stunningly detailed images with vibrant colours and excellent dynamic range. Whether you are capturing landscapes or portraits, this camera will exceed your expectations.
LCD Screen and Controls: The Sony Alpha A55 16MP features a 3″ LCD screen that provides a clear and bright display for composing your shots and reviewing your images. The intuitive menu system and well-placed buttons make navigating through the camera's settings a breeze. With its user-friendly interface, even beginners can quickly learn to operate this camera with ease.
Memory Storage: The camera supports SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo providing ample storage space for your photos and videos.
Battery Life: Powered by a NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack and it offers excellent battery life - 330-380 depending on the settings shots per charge - that is allowing you to capture more shots without worrying about running out of power. This is especially beneficial for photographers who spend long hours shooting on location or during special events. The NP-FW50 could be charged with BC-VW1 charger.
Audio Input - Microphone Input: Stereo (Mono microphone input allows for precise sound recording in a single direction while stereo microphone can capture audio in two channels for a wider soundstage.)
Audio Output - Speaker Output: None (A built-in speaker enables immediate playback and assessment of recorded audio. Mono sound is single-channel audio with all instruments mixed into one signal, while stereo sound uses two audio channels feeding separate speakers.) Please note that older camera models do not have audio input and/or output because they cannot record videos. While modern DSLR cameras (released after 2008) are perfectly able to record good-quality videos and they have audio input/output.
Battery Grip: Some cameras have a specially designed battery grip to extend battery life and other functionalities (such as buttons and dials). The designated name for the battery grip compatible with the Sony Alpha A55 16MP is: None. (If shows None, then there is no suitable grip for this camera model.)
Conclusion: In conclusion, the Sony Alpha A55 16MP is a versatile and reliable camera that delivers exceptional image quality. With its 16 megapixels sensor, Compact SLR design, and user-friendly interface, this camera is suitable for both beginners and enthusiasts alike. Whether you are capturing beautiful landscapes or stunning portraits, this camera will not disappoint. Upgrade your photography gear with this remarkable camera. Remember, the Sony Alpha A55 16MP is a reliable companion for all your photography needs. Capture breath-taking moments with ease and enjoy the exceptional image quality it offers.
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