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The Sony Alpha A380:

Sony Alpha A380

Blending breathtaking photography with easy-to-use operation, the lightweight and stylish Sony ? DSLR-A380L DSLR camera is ideal for step-up digital photographers. The ? A380 brings you the freedom of Live View, which lets you compose and shoot photos using a tiltable 2.7" LCD screen. Plus, 14.2 megapixel resolution provides superb image detail, and exceptionally quick AF response helps you capture the perfect moment. Moreover, SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-camera image stabilization reduces blur with every Sony, Carl Zeiss® lens, and legacy Minolta® a-mount lens, while the on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display help take the complexity out of DSLR photography. The ? A380L comes with an 18-55mm standard zoom lens.

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Sony Alpha A380 DSLR

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Manufacturer: Sony
Model: Alpha A380
MSRP: $849.95
Date Announced: 2009-05-17
Sensor Format, Size: APS-C size sensor (23.6x15.8mm)
Sensor Type: CCD
Total Pixels: 14.9 million
Effective Pixels: 14.2 million
Image Area (pixels): Large: 4592X3056
Medium: 3408X2272
Small: 3408X2272
Max. Frames Per Second: 2.5 frames per second
Video Mode: None
LCD: Tiltable (upward by up to 135 degrees, downward by up to 55 degrees)
2.7” TFT Clear Photo LCD (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
Exposure Modes: Auto, Auto Flash Off, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), 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: EV2 - 20 at ISO100 with F1.4 lens, (EV4 - 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
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
95% Coverage
0.74x Magnification
Focusing Screen: Spherical Acute Matte Screen
Autofocus System: TTL phase detection system
Focus Sensitivity : EV0 - 18 (ISO100)
Focus Area : 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)
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: Number of Shots : Approx. 510 images with viewfinder, approx. 230 images in live view mode (CIPA standard)
Tripod Socket: 1/4"-20
Approx. Dimensions: 128 x 97 x 71.4mm (W/H/D, excluding protrusions)
Approx. Weight: 489g (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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