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Camera 1: Sony Alpha A550 14.2MP Digital Camera (Body Only)
Model Name: Sony Alpha A550 14.2MP Digital Camera (Body Only)
Image:Sony Alpha A550 14.2MP Digital Camera (Body Only)
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Release Date Aug 27, 2009
Body Type Compact SLR
Sensor Specs
Sensor Max Resolution Camera Specs4592 x 3056
Other Resolutions 4592 x 2576, 3344 x 2224, 3344 x 1872, 2288 x 1520, 2288 x 1280
Image Ratio Camera Specs 3:2, 16:9
Effective Pixels Camera Specs 14 megapixels
Sensor Photo Detectors Camera Specs 15 megapixels
Sensor Size Camera Specs APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type Camera Specs CMOS
Processor Type Camera Specs
Image Features
ISO (sensitivity to light - higher is better) Camera Specs Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Boosted ISO Minimum Camera Specs
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, Standard
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 9
Lens Mount Camera Specs Sony/Minolta Alpha
Focal Length Equiv. Camera Specs
LCD Display Characteristics
Articulated LCD (vari-angle / flip) Camera Specs Tilting
Screen Size Camera Specs 3″
Touch screen Camera Specs No
Viewfinder Features
View finder Type Camera Specs Optical (pentamirror)
Live View Camera Specs Yes
View finder Coverage Camera Specs 95%
View finder Magnification Camera Specs 0.8× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
View finder Resolution Camera Specs
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 12.00 m
External Flash Camera Specs Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Continuous Drive Camera Specs 7.0 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 (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography Features
Video Resolutions Camera Specs
Digital Video Format Camera Specs
Video Modes Camera Specs
Videography Notes
Audio Input & Output
Speaker
Microphone None
Data Storage
Storage Types Camera Specs SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Included None
Connectivity Types
USB Connection USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB Charging
HDMI Port Yes
Micro Port
Wireless
Wireless Note
Headphone Port
Remote Control & Wi-Fi Yes (Wired or Wireless (Optional))
Other Camera Body Features
Environmentally Sealed Camera Specs No
Durability Camera Specs
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
Battery Description NP-FM500H
Battery Life 480
Charger Model BC-VM10
Battery Grip
Weight 632 g (1.39 lb / 22.29 oz)
Dimensions 137 x 104 x 84 mm (5.39 x 4.09 x 3.31″)
Orientation Sensor Camera Specs Yes
Time Lapse Recording Camera Specs No
GPS Connection
GPS Notes
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White Balance Presents: is used to adjust colours to match the colour of the light source so that white objects appear white. Subjects may be lit by a number of different light sources, including sunlight, incandescent bulbs, and fluorescent lighting.

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