General

compared to recent entry-level DSLRs
Brand
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Sony
Lowest price
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Unknown
Announced
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May 2009
below average below average

Sensor

Type
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CCD
below average below average
Crop factor
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1.5x
Megapixels
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10 MP
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Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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None
Sensor cleaning
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Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

compared to recent entry-level DSLRs
True resolution
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10 MP
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Native resolution
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3872 × 2592
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Pixel size
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36.8 µm²
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Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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2.7"
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Resolution
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230k dots
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Touch screen
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No
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Flips out
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No
below average below average
Live view
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No
below average below average

Lenses

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Lens availability
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126 lenses
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Lens mount
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Sony Alpha

Form factor

Size
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128×97×68 mm
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Depth
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2.7"
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Weight
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490 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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No
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Built-in focus motor
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No
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Viewfinder

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Type
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Pentamirror
below average below average
Viewfinder size
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0.54x
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Coverage
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95%
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Movies

Format
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None
below average below average
Autofocus
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None

Features

compared to recent entry-level DSLRs
Panorama
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No
HDR
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No
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No
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Performance

Startup delay
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600 ms
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Shutter lag
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194 ms
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Battery life
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510 shots
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Continuous shooting
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2.5 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
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Focus points
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Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s
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Min
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30s

Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
above average above average
External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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2
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Supported formats
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  1. Memory Stick
  2. Memory Stick
  3. Memory Stick Duo
  4. Memory Stick Duo
  5. Memory Stick PRO Duo
  6. Memory Stick PRO Duo
  7. SD
  8. SD
  9. SDHC
  10. SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

compared to recent entry-level DSLRs
Image quality
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63.0
Color depth
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22.3 bits
Dynamic range
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11.4 EV
Low light performance
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531 ISO