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

Sensor

Type
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CMOS
Crop factor
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1.5x
Megapixels
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14 MP
Light sensitivity
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12,800 ISO
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
Native resolution
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4592 × 3056
Pixel size
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26.1 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
Resolution
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921k 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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599 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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1080p @ 30fps
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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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

Performance

Startup delay
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700 ms
Shutter lag
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295 ms
Battery life
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1050 shots
Continuous shooting
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7 fps

Focus system

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Autofocus
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Phase detection
Focus points
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15
Cross type focus points
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3

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
  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