General

compared to recent DSLRs
Brand
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Sony
Lowest price
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$1,298.00
Announced
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August, 2011
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Sensor

Type
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CMOS
Size
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APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Crop factor
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1.5x
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Megapixels
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24 MP
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Light sensitivity
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16,000 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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25,600 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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24 MP
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Native resolution
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6000 x 4000
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Pixel size
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15.3 µm²
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Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3.0"
Resolution
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921k dots
Touch screen
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No
Flips out
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Yes
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Live view
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Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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123 lenses
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Lens mount
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Sony Alpha DT

Form factor

Size
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143x104x81 mm
Depth
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3.2"
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Weight
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732 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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Yes
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Built-in focus motor
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No
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Viewfinder

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Digital
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Viewfinder size
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0.72x
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Coverage
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100%
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Movies

Format
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1080p @ 60fps
Supports 24p
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Yes
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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Yes
Autofocus
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Phase detection
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Continuous focus
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Yes
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All formats
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1080p @ 60fps
1440 x 1080 @ 30fps
1080p @ 24fps
640 x 424 @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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Yes
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HDR
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Yes
3D
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Yes
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Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
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Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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Yes
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Performance

Startup delay
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3100 ms
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Shutter lag
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124 ms
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Battery life
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530 shots
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Continuous shooting
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12 fps
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Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection
Focus points
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19
Cross type focus points
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11

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s
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Min
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30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes
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Popup
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Yes
External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1
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Supported formats
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SDHC
SD
Memory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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78.0
Color depth
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24 bits
Dynamic range
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13.2 EV
Low light performance
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801 ISO
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