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Sony α DSLR-A100 Compact camera 10.2MP CCD Black compact camera

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Long product name Sony α DSLR-A100 Compact camera 10.2MP CCD Black compact camera :
The short editorial description of Sony α DSLR-A100 Compact camera 10.2MP CCD Black compact camera

The new α100 digital single lens reflex (d-slr) camera from Sony
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Sony α DSLR-A100 Compact camera 10.2MP CCD Black compact camera:
The official marketing text of Sony α DSLR-A100 Compact camera 10.2MP CCD Black compact camera as supplied by the manufacturer
-The Sony α-mount is compatible with more than 20 lenses from Sony and Carl Zeiss as well as all KonicaMinolta lenses with A-type bayonet mount.
-10.2 Effective megapixels.
-APS-C sized primary color CCD.
-Super SteadyShot in camera body means it is effective irrespective of the lens attached.
-D-range Optimiser for auto image enhancement and contrast optimisation.
-2.5" 230.000 pixel LCD Screen.
-New Bionz image processor.
-Anti-dust system.
Short summary description Sony α DSLR-A100 Compact camera 10.2MP CCD Black compact camera:
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Sony α DSLR-A100, 10.2 MP, CCD, 19.2 oz (545 g), Black
Long summary description Sony α DSLR-A100 Compact camera 10.2MP CCD Black compact camera :

Sony α DSLR-A100. Camera type: Compact camera, Megapixel: 10.2 MP, Sensor type: CCD. Focal length range (f-f): 0.138 - 0.22" (3.5 - 5.6 mm). Display diagonal: 2.5". Weight: 19.2 oz (545 g). Color of product: Black

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Picture quality
Camera type *
There are a number of common types of digital cameras: compact cameras, bridge cameras, mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC) and single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Bridge cameras 'bridge the gap' between the low-end compact and high-end professional (SLR) cameras. Also MILCs populate this mid-segment by combining the larger sensors and interchangeable lenses of DSLRs with the live-preview viewing system of compact cameras.
Compact camera
Megapixel *
The number (in millions) of light-sensitive picture elements known as pixels actually used by the camera's image sensor (CCD) to record light, and which are reflected to the final number of recorded pixels stored on the memory card.
10.2 MP
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
CCD
Lens system
Focal length range (f-f)
Measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus. A system with a shorter focal length has greater optical power than one with a long focal length; that is, it bends the rays more strongly, bringing them to a focus in a shorter distance.For an optical system in air, the effective focal length (f and f′) gives the distance from the front and rear principal planes (H and H′) to the corresponding focal points (F and F′).
0.138 - 0.22" (3.5 - 5.6 mm)
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
A measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light.
Auto
Memory
Compatible memory cards *
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
CF, Memory Stick (MS), microdrive, ms pro
Display
Display *
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
LCD
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
2.5"
Ports & interfaces
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
-USB 2.0; -Video Out;
Battery
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Design
Color of product *
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Black
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 40 °C
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
5.24" (133.1 mm)
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
2.81" (71.3 mm)
Height *
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3.73" (94.7 mm)
Weight *
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19.2 oz (545 g)
Other features
Video capability
Capability of video recording/playback.
No
Data compression
RAW/JPEG
Lens system
Type of lens in this product, expressed as its characteristics including lens, zoom capability, focal length, 35 mm equivalent focal length, and aperture range.
n/a
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
1/4000-30
Digital SLR
The single-lens reflex (SLR) is a type of camera that uses a movable mirror placed between the lens and the film to project the image seen through the lens to a matte focusing screen.
Yes
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-07-31
Testseek has collected 85 expert reviews for Sony 10.2 Megapixel DSLR-A100 and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
80%
Source Review comments Score
stuff.tv
Updated:
2011-07-31
Sony’s new Alpha 700 may be hogging the spotlight but 2006’s ‘entry-level’ Alpha 100 has tumbled in price and is now looking spectacularly good value next to its main rivals, the Nikon D40x and Canon EOS 400D. Paper tigerOn paper...
Good Great handling, excellent pics, Super Steady Shot...
Bad So-so lens kit, lens prices, clunky shutter noise...
Bottom line Easy to use but still feature packed. Great value for beginners and cash-strapped semi-pros alike...
100%
v3.co.uk
Updated:
2011-07-31
After much hype, Sonys debut digital SLR is now available to buy...
100%
trustedreviews.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
The announcement at the start of this year that Konica Minolta was pulling out of the camera business altogether came as a huge shock to most people in the camera industry and photographic press. Minolta has a pedigree dating back to 1873 and was one of t...
90%
thinkcamera.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
The Sony Alpha 100 is one of the most eagerly anticipated cameras of the year. When Konica Minolta announced that they would no longer be selling DSLRs it seemed a bad day for the industry. Konica Minolta (and before them plain Minolta) hadnt really...
90%
photographyblog.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
The Sony A100 is Sonys first foray into the digital SLR market. Born out of a collaboration with Konica Minolta (who have subsequently exited the camera business), the Sony A100 builds on the existing Maxxum/Dynax lens mount with the re-christened A...
Bottom line Aiming a product at DSLR beginners, as much as existing Konica Minolta users, means ease of use and a stress-free transference of skill sets are required, and on those two counts the Sony A100 delivers. That start up time of just over a second, mere 3...
90%
Megapixel.net
Updated:
2011-07-31
The shell of the Alpha 100 is entirely made of lightly textured black polycarbonate over a metal frame, and the only area covered by a non-slip surface is the front-facing part of the grip, which provides a reasonably secure hold on the camera. In the...
Good Excellent image quality up to 400 ISO, particularly when with RAW format, Good 40segment metering, Colour modes, Effecitve Super Steady Shot stabilizer, Function Dial quick and efficient, Dynamic range optimization, Antidust system, Unlimited JPEG Fine...
Bad Control Dial placed too close and in front of the shutter release, Somewhat slow and noisy autofocus, Depth of Field Preview button placed too far down to be practical, Manually opened flash, Lightduty construction...
Bottom line The Sony Alpha 100 (aka DSLR-A100) is the first digital single lens reflex produced by Sony, and is the result of the companys acquisition of the digital imaging division of Konica Minolta; explaining the family resemblance between the Alpha 100 and t...
89%
cameralabs.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
The Alpha DSLR-A100 marks Sonys debut into the digital SLR market and launches its new Alpha brand. Alpha was born from a collaboration announced back in July 2005 between Sony and Konica Minolta to jointly develop digital SLRs. Later in January 20...
Good Unique and effective built-in anti-shake system, High resolution 10 Megapixel sensor, 18-70mm kit lens longer than the usual 55mm, Screen information stays upright as body rotated...
Bad Anti-dust system far from infallible, Relatively noisy at 800 ISO and above, Kit lens soft in corners when open at wide angle, Cant see effect of anti-shake while composing, Feels like an enhancement, not a new DSLR...
Bottom line Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 verdict Theres no denying Sonys Alpha DSLR-A100 is an impressive camera for the money. Simply having 10.2 Megapixel resolution and built-in anti-camera-shake is enough to elevate it beyond most budget digital SLRs. Throw in a hi...
85%
dpreview.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
In July 2005 Konica Minolta and Sony made an announcement that they were to jointly develop digital SLR cameras. This agreement hinted at shared technology between the two companies such as auto focus, metering and Anti-Shake coming from Konica Minolt...
Good Excellent resolution, plenty of detail although no leap over eight megapixels, Vibrant color response, similar hues to other digital SLRs, About a third of a stop more sensitive than indicated, Neutral tone response with soft roll-off in highlights, In-bo...
Bad High sensitivity noise at ISO 800 and 1600, Occasional Multi-segment metering under-exposure, Long exposure noise reduction artifacts (black pitting, softness, posterization), Limited image parameter adjustment (only -2 to +2), LCD anti-reflective coating...
Bottom line Sonys entrance to the digital SLR market comes thanks to their finial association with and later purchase of Konica Minoltas photo division. When you first use the A100 it clearly has more Konica Minolta DNA than Sony however their influence comes i...
85%
cameralabs.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
The Alpha DSLR-A100 marks Sonys debut into the digital SLR market and launches its new Alpha brand. Alpha was born from a collaboration announced back in July 2005 between Sony and Konica Minolta to jointly develop digital SLRs. Later in January 20...
Good Unique and effective built-in anti-shake system, High resolution 10 Megapixel sensor, 18-70mm kit lens longer than the usual 55mm, Screen information stays upright as body rotated...
Bad Anti-dust system far from infallible, Relatively noisy at 800 ISO and above, Kit lens soft in corners when open at wide angle, Cant see effect of anti-shake while composing, Feels like an enhancement, not a new DSLR...
Bottom line Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 verdict Theres no denying Sonys Alpha DSLR-A100 is an impressive camera for the money. Simply having 10.2 Megapixel resolution and built-in anti-camera-shake is enough to elevate it beyond most budget digital SLRs. Throw in a hi...
85%
best4reviews.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
The Alpha 100 is an ‘entry-level’ D-SLR from Sony (and so far its only one) based on tried and tested Konica Minolta (KM) Dynax DSLR technology - chiefly its CCD-shift Anti Shake system and the Dynax lens mount. This was technology Sony bought prior to...
Good Excellent level of specification for price, complete camera system already in place (courtesy of defunct Konica Minolta), great image quality, Super Steady Shot, Anti Dust system, Eye Start, good battery life, D-Range Optimiser, pleasant ergonomics.
Bad Noise reduction reduces fine detail, while LCD screen lacks punch.
Bottom line Almost a year after its initial launch, this is still a stunning camera, perfect for its target audience, enthusiasts on a tighter budget or anyone trading up (or across from film). It is quite simply a corking bit of kit and well worth seriously ponde...
83%
Howstuffworks.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Powerful digital cameras arent always easy to find. Manufacturers often trade top-of-the-line features for ultra-thin digital camera bodies and lower prices, aimed at drawing beginning photographers to their models.Sony is bucking that trend with its...
Good Extremely high resolution, handy image stabilization feature, very good response times, easy to use for high-end camera...
Bad Large camera body, add-ons quickly push this model over $1,000, battery charging takes 3 hours...
Bottom line Powerful digital cameras arent always easy to find. Manufacturers often trade top-of-the-line features for ultra-thin digital camera bodies and lower prices, aimed at drawing beginning photographers to their models.Sony is bucking that trend with its...
80%
letsgodigital.org
Updated:
2011-07-31
No one will be surprised that Sonys first digital SLR camera bears a strong resemblance to one of Konica Minoltas models. Sony took over the camera division of the illustrious brand and the two companies had been working together even before the take...
80%
maclife.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Sonys hoping to get a piece of the growing SLR pie with the new Alpha A100K. The Alpha DSLR-A100K is the first of a new line of Sony digital SLR cameras, and this 10.2-megapixel powerhouse is an in-your-face challenge to the SLR old boys club of C...
Good Great ergonomics. Easy to learn. Fine images. Built-in antishake preserves image sharpness at slow shutter speeds.
Bad Flash must be raised manually. Mechanically noisier than others in its class. No Mac image browser included.
Bottom line When Konica-Minolta decided to ditch its camera business, you could just hear its Maxxum 5D echoing a Brando-esque, "I coulda been a contenda!" With Sony now at ringside, the rejuvenated A100 definitely has a shot at the title...
80%
tech2.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
After Sony bought over some major divisions of Konica Minolta, everyone knew that something new would turn up from there. Sure enough, around a year later, Sony launched the Alpha A100, its first DSLR, along with a range of lenses.The biggest selling...
80%
Neocamera.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Review Introduction The Sony Alpha A100 was the first 10 megapixels digital SLR to sell below $1000 USD. Brought to market by Sony using a sensor first seen on the Nikon D200 and a legacy of technology and optics acquired from Konica-Minolta, the laun...
80%
pcworld.com_techhive.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Sonys first digital SLR is a solid, full-featured performer.
Good Very good image quality, Good lens selection...
Bad Lenses are expensive, Sensorbased stabilization not optimal...
Bottom line Sonys first digital SLR is a solid, full-featured performer.
78%
pcmag.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Sonys Alpha DSLR-A100 is the companys first attempt at bringing a digital SLR to market. This cameras design may look familiar, however—its almost identical to Konica Minoltas 6-megapixel D-SLR, the Maxxum 5D. As many photo enthusiasts know, Son...
Good Very good image quality. Sensor-based image stabilization.
Bad Overpriced. Too noisy at high ISOs.
Bottom line Borrowing its design from the Konica-Minolta 5D, Sonys first D-SLR may not be original or very affordable, but its nice image quality and robust feature set are promising...
70%
macworld.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
SummaryPros: Small size; full featured; very good image quality under most conditions; good lens selection; sensor-based stabilization. Cons: Sensor-based stabilization is inferior to lens-based stabilization; lenses are expensive; autofocus mechanism...
Good Small size; full featured; very good image quality under most conditions; good lens selection; sensor-based stabilization.
Bad Sensor-based stabilization is inferior to lens-based stabilization; lenses are expensive; autofocus mechanism is noisy; images look noisy from ISO 800-1600.
Bottom line The Sony Alpha DSLR-A100K is a very good camera, albeit a little pricey. While it feels clunkier than its competitors, it delivers very good image quality and a full feature set, as well as some nice extras such as image stabilization. While Sony has r...
70%
Laptopmag.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Sonys first DSLR melds comfort and functionality to make an impressive debut.
Bottom line For its first digital SLR, Sony took the best of what it inherited from its acquisition of Konica Minolta and added some new features that have made its competitors sit up and take notice. From the “something borrowed” category, the Sony A100...
60%
ephotozine.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Sony have a colourful product history behind them. Once they dominated the portable music market with the first ever personal cassette player, which you and I would know as the Walkman. Other high-end electronics such as CD and DVD players, laptops and...
0%
star-techcentral.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Sony targets the big boys CHRIS CHONG goes bird watching with Sonys new DSLR. Thanks to Sonys acquisition of Konica Minoltas DSLR camera technologies earlier this year, the A100 has inherited the best traits from an experienced hand. The most obvi...
Good Good ergonomics, excellent resolution, effective in-camera image stabilisation; good battery life; big viewfinder.
Bad Some minor control layout issues; autoexposure very biased towards underexposure; autofocus could be better; feels very plastic.
Bottom line In the end, the A100 is a solid first effort by Sony in the DSLR market. Truth be told, the faults Ive pointed out in this review are pretty minor. My only serious gripe was that Sony didnt come out with a pro or semi-pro DSLR first, but it probably...
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Digitaltrends.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
The Nikon D200 is the only other D-SLR with a 10.2MP imager and—in case you’re wondering—it is a Sony chip powering the camera.
Good 10MP CCD Built-in image stabilization Fast response...
Bad Not a production model Final marks on hold...
Bottom line Sony has gone “all in” in the D-SLR poker game, quickly leaping into the ranks of the better Canon and Nikon models. Keep it in mind if you’re looking to spend $1,000 for a new camera. Remember this was a pre-production model and we&rsqu...
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digitalcamerainfo.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
With the release of the Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100, the biggest name in consumer electronics has entered the booming DSLR market. The 10.2-megapixel DSLR has a dust control system and sells with a kit lens for $850, making it very competitive in its c...
Good Built-in Super SteadyShot stabilization Effective dust control Aggressive pricing Convenient Dynamic Range system Good control display and menu organization...
Bad Parameters dial is slow and clunky Plastic construction Video port is inside media compartment 1/4-second shutter lag Inconvenient manual controls...
Bottom line The Sony α (alpha) A100 is a good value for users who want stabilization, dust control and 10 megapixels, but dont mind a clunky interface and slow operation. Its a snapshot camera with some very appealing bells and whistles, and it will be a very g...
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hardwarezone.com.sg
Updated:
2014-01-19
The hottest buzz within the photography community right now is none other than of the latest DSLR cameras by Sony and Nikon, the A100 and D80 respectively. Right after we published the exclusive review of the Nikon D80, it became clear tha...
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shutterbug.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
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imaging-resource.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Sony DSLR-A100 Overview by Shawn Barnett and Stephanie Boozer...
Good High resolution sensor, loads of detail In-camera sharpening does a nice job of delivering crisp images with no sharpening artifacts Good color accuracy Very good image quality Built-in, body-based SteadyShot anti-shake system works well (about 2 f-sto...
Bad Combination of Wide AF and Multi-Segment Metering produces exposure variations, particularly with high-contrast subjects Minor (~1/3 EV) random exposure variation may be associated with the kit lens Significant image noise at ISO 800 and 1600 Long-expo...
Bottom line The strength of Sonys initial foray into the DSLR market is testimony to the wisdom shown by Sonys management in partnering with Konica-Minolta and eventually taking over their DSLR operations. By any measure, the Sony A100 delivers strong functional...
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photographyreview.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Sony Alpha A100 Digital SLR Review by Photo-JohnThe Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 is Sonys first digital SLR. Its a 10-megapixel camera with built-in image stabilization, a full range of exposure modes and controls, Sonys new BIONZ processor, and it comes wi...
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ixbtlabs.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Sony started an immense advertising campaign in Summer 2006 to promote its new product - Sony Alpha DSLR-A100. So much pathos: remember the slogan about the birth of a supernova? Posters depicting an explosion or an eclipse hypercharged the boom around...
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steves-digicams.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
The a (alpha) DSLR-A100 digital single lens reflex (D-SLR) camera is the first product to come from Sonys aquisition of Konica Minoltas D-SLR and technologies. The DSLR-A100 is based heavily on the Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D and incorporates a higher r...
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dcresource.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
This review has been completed using a production-level DSLR-A100. All product photos have been reshot, and sample photos are from the production model. The Sony Alpha (α) DSLR-A100 is the first digital SLR for the Japanese consumer electronics gian...
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photo.net
Updated:
2011-07-31
The Sony Alpha A100 is Sonys entry-level digital SLR, competing with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel and Nikon D40x. Its an evolution of the Minolta DSLR line, which Konica-Minolta transferred to Sony in March of 2006. The A100 was introduced in June 20...
Bottom line The Sony A100 is competitive in performance with the cheapest Canon and Nikon bodies. The Sony system of lenses and accessories is smaller than Pentaxs and much smaller than Canons and Nikons. The A100s main advantage over similar priced bodies fro...
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shutterbug.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
The A100 sports relatively few buttons. Many of the frequently-used features are selected by using the two large knobs on the camera’s “shoulders.” That reduces the need to access the electronic menu with its numerous options, multiple s...
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gadgetnutz.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Photography for the past few years has had a series of drastic changes. 35mm has been replaced by digital as the primary medium for professionals and consumers alike. The fixed-lens point and shoot has given way to entry level Digital Single Lens Ref...
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whatdigitalcamera.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Sony is the major supplier of CCDs to the DSLR market and the 10 megapixel sensor is the same one that is used in the Nikon D200. Sonys Super SteadyShot, which we previously knew as Konica Minolta’s AntiShake CCD. This image-stabilisation system mov...
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bobatkins.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
I recently had the opportunity to shoot with the Sony Alpha A100 DSLR for a few days. Id previously previewed the Sony A100 (see Sony A100 Preview), so I wont go into great detail about specifications, control layout etc. which were covered in th...
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Dcviews.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Seeing that this is Sonys first step into the digital SLR market, albeit with the help of Konica/Minolta technology, the Sony A100 is an excellent camera for those wanting to try their hands at DSLR photography. Of course if you already own Konica/Mi...
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