Sony Alpha DSLR-A100
Released July, 2006
The Pros:Uses CompactFlash instead of Sony Memory Stick. 10.2 megapixels. Includes image stabilization.
The Cons:Noisy image
above ISO400. Unable to write to more than 2500 files (using 16GB CF, error msg shows after 2500+ images on flash card). Noisy Shutter.
The Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 is a digital single lens reflex (D-SLR), and Sony's first entry in to this space by leveraging the technology coming from their acquisition of Konica-Minolta's SLR technologies in March 2006.
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It has a 10.2 megapixel image sensor, 2.5" LCD screen is equipped with a shake reduction technology, and an anti-dust system. Sony opted to use the more standard CompactFlash storage device over it's proprietary Memory Stick. The Alpha 100 is priced around $1000 when bought with the included 18-70 mm lens, and comes in at the high end of the entry level market.
- Sony's first D-SLR since their acquisition of Konica-Minolta SLR technology
- 10.2 mpx image sensor
- 2.5" LCD screen
- 40-segment metering
- anti-dust system:
- indium tin oxide coating to avoid static build-up
- camera actually shakes the dust-off when turned off
- rechargeable lithium-ion battery takes around 750 shots at full charge
- price: $1000 /w 18-70mm lens
User Reviews (8)
Uses CompactFlash instead of Sony Memory Stick
Includes image stabilization
Uses 90% of Minolta Lenses
Compatible Minolta Flashes too
Unable to write to more than 2500 files (using 16GB CF, error msg shows after 2500+ images on flash card)
Image stabilization is done at the sensor instead of the lens
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