General

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Brand
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Sony
Lowest price
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Unknown
Announced
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August 2010
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Sensor

Type
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CMOS
Crop factor
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1.5x
Megapixels
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14 MP
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Light sensitivity
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12,800 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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25,600 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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14 MP
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Native resolution
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4592 × 3056
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Pixel size
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26.1 µm²
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Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
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Resolution
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921k dots
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Touch screen
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No
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Flips out
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Yes
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Live view
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Yes

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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137×104×84 mm
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Depth
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3.3"
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Weight
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599 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
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Viewfinder size
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0.52x
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Coverage
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95%
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Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps
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Supports 24p
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Yes
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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Yes
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Autofocus
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Unknown
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 24fps
  2. 1,440 x 1,080 @ 24fps
  3. 1080p @ 30fps

Features

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Panorama
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Yes
HDR
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Yes
3D
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Yes
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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700 ms
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Shutter lag
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295 ms
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Battery life
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1050 shots
Continuous shooting
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7 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Phase detection
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Focus points
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15
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Cross type focus points
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3

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
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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
  11. SDXC
  12. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

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Image quality
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70.0
Color depth
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22.5 bits
Dynamic range
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12.3 EV
Low light performance
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817 ISO