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
below average below average

Sensor

Type
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CMOS
Crop factor
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1x
above average above average
Megapixels
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24.4 MP
Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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6,400 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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24.4 MP
Native resolution
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6048 × 4032
Pixel size
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35.3 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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No
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Live view
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No
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Lenses

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Lens availability
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82 lenses
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Lens mount
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Sony Alpha (Full-frame)

Form factor

Size
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156×117×82 mm
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Depth
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3.2"
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Weight
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895 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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Yes
above average above average
Built-in focus motor
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No
below average below average

Viewfinder

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Type
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Pentaprism
above average above average
Viewfinder size
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0.74x
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Coverage
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98%

Movies

Format
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None
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Autofocus
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None

Features

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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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500 ms
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Shutter lag
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184 ms
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Battery life
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880 shots
Continuous shooting
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3 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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19
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Cross type focus points
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1

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s
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Min
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30s

Flash

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Built-in flash
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No
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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. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type II)
  3. Memory Stick
  4. Memory Stick Duo
  5. Memory Stick PRO Duo

DXO Mark Scores

compared to recent DSLRs
Image quality
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79.0
Color depth
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23.8 bits
Dynamic range
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12.2 EV
Low light performance
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1,415 ISO