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The Sony Alpha A230:

Sony Alpha A230

Capture your precious moments with improved clarity and reduced blur with the Sony ? DSLR-A230L digital SLR camera. Brimming with features, the ? A230 combines high-resolution 10.2 MP, simple operation, high sensitivity (ISO 3200), and advanced noise reduction. Plus, Eye-Start Autofocus and pop-up flash help you shoot faster while SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-camera image stabilization works with virtually every lens. In addition to the on-screen Help Guide and convenient Creative style settings, the ? A230L has a bright 2.7" LCD and comes with an 18-55mm standard zoom lens.

Sony Alpha A230

Sony Alpha A230

Sony Alpha A230

Sony Alpha A230

Sony Alpha A230

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Manufacturer: Sony
Model: Alpha A230
MSRP: $549.99
Date Announced: 2009-05-17
Sensor Format, Size: APS-C size CCD sensor (23.6x15.8mm)
Sensor Type: CCD
Total Pixels: 10.8 million
Effective Pixels: 10.2 million
Image Area (pixels): Large: 3872x2592
Medium: 2896x1936
Small: 1920x1280
Max. Frames Per Second: 2.5 frames per second
Video Mode: None
LCD: 2.7", 230,400 pixels
Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec.
ISO Range: ISO 100-3,200
Storage Media: Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media, SD and SDHC memory card
Storage System: RAW, RAW+JPEG, Fine, Standard
File System: FAT16, FAT32, complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
Exposure Modes: Auto, Auto Flash Off, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night portrait/Night view)
Metering System: TTL metering w/ 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC.
Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot.
Metering Range: EV1 - 20 at ISO100 with F1.4 lens, (EV3 - 20 in spot metering mode)
Exposure Compensation: ±2EV (in 0.3 EV steps)
Shutter Release Modes: Single-shot, Continuous, Self-timer, Self-timer Continuous, Bracketing, Remote Commander
White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Live View: Yes
Interface: Hi-speed USB 2.0
HDMI
Lens Mount: A-mount
Compatible Lenses: Sony Alpha lenses, also accepts Konica and Konica Minolta glass
Picture Angle: Equivalent in 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror
Diopter Adjustment : -2.5 - +1.0m-1
Eye relief : Approx. 16.5 mm from the eyepiece / 10.9 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter
Field of View : 95%
Magnification : 0.83x (with 50mm lens at infinity)
Focusing Screen: Spherical Acute Matte Screen
Autofocus System: TTL phase detection system.
Wide (Up to 3 active focus points glow), Spot, Local (9 local areas selectable)
Focus Features : Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-start AF, AF illuminator (Built-in flash, Range: approx. 1-5m)
# Focus Sensitivity : EV0 - 18 (ISO100)
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 9
Focus Modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, (AF/MF selectable)
Picture Control: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night view, Sunset, B/W Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
Built-in Flash: Guide Number : 10 (in meters at ISO100)
Flash Sync Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Slow sync, Hi-speed sync., Wireless
Batteries: NP-FH50
Battery Charger: BC-VH1
Battery Life: Approx. 510 images with viewfinder, approx. 230 images in live view mode (CIPA standard)
Approx. Dimensions: 128 x 97 x 67.5 mm (W/H/D, excluding protrusions)
Approx. Weight: 452 g (without battery, memory card, accessories)
Supplied Accessories:
  • DT18-55mm SAM Kit Lens
  • BC-VH1 Battery Charger
  • NP-FH50 Rechargeable Battery
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Video cable
  • Software CD-ROM
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