General

Canon EOS 400D Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
Brand
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Canon Sony
Lowest price
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$825.95 Unknown
Announced
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August 2006 May 2009

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CCD
Crop factor
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1.6x 1.5x
Megapixels
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10.1 MP 10 MP
Light sensitivity
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1,600 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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None None
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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10.1 MP 10 MP
Native resolution
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3888 × 2592 3872 × 2592
Pixel size
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32.6 µm² 36.8 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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2.5" 2.7"
Resolution
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230k dots 230k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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No No

Lenses

Lens availability
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220 lenses 126 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF Sony Alpha

Form factor

Size
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127×94×65 mm 128×97×68 mm
Depth
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2.6" 2.7"
Weight
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556 g 490 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No No
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentamirror Pentamirror
Viewfinder size
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0.49x 0.54x
Coverage
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95% 95%

Movies

Format
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None None
Autofocus
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None None

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None
  1. Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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2500 ms 600 ms
Shutter lag
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200 ms 194 ms
Battery life
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370 shots 510 shots
Continuous shooting
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3 fps 2.5 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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9 Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/4000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

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

Storage

Storage slots
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1 2
Supported formats
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  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type II)
  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

Image quality
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62.0 63.0
Color depth
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22.1 bits 22.3 bits
Dynamic range
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11 EV 11.4 EV
Low light performance
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664 ISO 531 ISO
Canon EOS 400D
EOS 400D
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
Alpha DSLR-A230
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