General

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Brand
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Sony
Lowest price
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Unknown
Announced
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August 2009

Sensor

Type
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CMOS
Crop factor
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1.5x
Megapixels
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12.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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None
Sensor cleaning
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Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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12.2 MP
Native resolution
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4272 × 2848
Pixel size
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30.1 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
Resolution
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230k dots
Touch screen
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No
Flips out
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Yes
Live view
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Yes

Lenses

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Lens availability
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126 lenses
Lens mount
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Sony Alpha

Form factor

Size
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137×104×84 mm
Depth
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3.3"
Weight
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630 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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No
Built-in focus motor
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No

Viewfinder

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Type
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Pentamirror
Viewfinder size
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0.52x
Coverage
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95%

Movies

Format
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None
Autofocus
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None

Features

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Panorama
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No
HDR
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Yes
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

Performance

Startup delay
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500 ms
Shutter lag
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181 ms
Battery life
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1000 shots
Continuous shooting
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5 fps

Focus system

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Autofocus
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Phase detection
Focus points
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9
Cross type focus points
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1

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s
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
External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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2
Supported formats
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  1. Memory Stick
  2. Memory Stick Duo
  3. Memory Stick PRO Duo
  4. SD
  5. SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

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Image quality
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64.0
Color depth
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21.8 bits
Dynamic range
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11.6 EV
Low light performance
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772 ISO