α900 Specifications Sheet Type Digital SLR camera for use with

α900 Specifications Sheet
Type
Digital SLR camera for use with interchangeable lenses
Lens mount
Sony α mount
Lens compatibility
Sony α lenses, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses *1
Image sensor
Image sensor
35mm-film format (35.9 x 24.0mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
Effective pixels
Approx. 2460 megapixels
Total pixels
Approx. 2570 megapixels
Aspect ratio
3:2
Anti-dust function
Charge protection coating on low-pass filter, image-sensor shift
mechanism
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure
Index)
ISO200-3200 in 1/3 EV steps (ISO100 - 6400 can be set as expanded
ISO range.)
ISO Auto Range: ISO200-1600, ISO200-1600, ISO400-1600, ISO400800, ISO200-800, ISO200-400 selectable
Image format
JPEG (DCF2.0 and Exif 2.21 compliant, DPOF supported), RAW (Sony
ARW 2.1 format), RAW & JPEG
[Aspect Ratio 3:2] L size: 6048x4032 (24M), M size: 4400x2936 (13M),
S size: 3024x2016 (6.1M)
Image Size
[Aspect Ratio 16:9] L size: 6048x3408 (21M), M size: 4400x2472 (11M),
S size: 3024x1704 (5.2M)
[APS-C Size Capture] L size: 3984x2656 (11M), M size: 2896x1928
(5.6M), S size: 1984x1320 (2.6M)
Recording
Image quality modes
RAW, cRAW (compressed), RAW & JPEG (Fine), cRAW (compressed)
& JPEG (Fine), Extra Fine, Fine, Standard
Media
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG
Duo, CompactFlash (Type I/Type II, UDMA Mode 5 compliant),
Microdrive
Card slot
Dual slot for Memory Stick Duo/CompactFlash, Selectable with Quick
Navi or from Setup Menu
Noise reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off selectable, available at shutter speeds
longer than 1 sec.,
High ISO NR: High/Normal/Low/Off selectable at ISO 1600 or higher
Color space
sRGB/Adobe RGB selectable from Recording Menu
Creative style
13 image styles:
Standard/Vivid/Neutral/Clear/Deep/Light/Portrait/Landscape/Sunset/Nig
ht View/Autumn Leaves/B&W/Sepia
Adjustable parameter: Contrast/Saturation/Sharpness/Brightness/Zone
Matching *
6 settings can be registered
*Saturation cannot be set for B&W and Sepia.
Mode: Off/Standard/Advanced Auto/Advanced (Lv 1 to 5)
D-Range optimizer
DRO Advanced Bracketing: 3 frames, Hi/Lo level selectable
White Balance
Focus
Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color
Temperature (2500-9900K) with color filter (19-step magenta/green
compensation), Custom (3 settings can be registered)White Balance
Bracketing: 3 frames; Hi/Lo level selectable
Type
TTL phase detection system
Sensor
CCD line sensors
Focus point
9 points (center dual-cross type) with 10 assist points
Sensitivity range
EV 0 - 18 (at ISO100)
Modes
Single shot AF (AF-S), Automatic AF (AF-A), Continuous AF (AF-C),
Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (MF)
Focus area
Wide, Spot, Local (9 local focus areas, selectable with multi selector)
Features
AF Micro Adjustment (+/- 20-step increments for up to 30 different
lenses), Predictive control, Focus lock, AF illuminator (LED, Range:
approx. 1-7m, Auto/Off selectable)
Type: TTL metering
Metering Cell: 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Metering
Range: EV 0 - 20 (EV 2 - 20 in spot metering mode) (at ISO100 with
F1.4 lens)
Mode: Multi segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Mode: Auto, Program Auto (P, with program shift), Aperture priority (A),
Shutter priority (S), Manual (M)
Exposure
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3 EV, 0.3 / 0.5 EV steps selectable
Exposure control
Exposure Bracketing: 3/5 frames selectable, Single or Continuous
*
selectable, 0.3/0.5/0.7/2.0 EV steps selectable
*2.0 EV bracketing limited to 3 frames.
Type
Fixed eye-level, pentaprism
Field coverage
Approx. 100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.74x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m )
Diopter adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m
Eyepoint
Approx. 20mm from the eyepiece (at -1m )
Focusing screen
Spherical acute matte screen (G type)
User-replaceable L type (Grid type) and M type (Super spherical acute
matte type) available (with both types optional)
-1
-1
-1
Viewfinder
Focusing
screen
AF area, Spot AF area, Spot metering area, Shooting area for aspect
ratio 16:9, APS-C size area
Other displays
Flash compensation, Flash charging, Wireless flash, High-speed sync,
Manual focus, Focus signal, Shutter speed, Aperture, EV scale, AE
lock, Shot-remaining counter, Camera shake warning, SteadyShot
scale, Aspect ratio 16:9
Viewfinder display
LCD Monitor Display
Eyepiece shutter
Built-in
Type
3.0-inch type* Xtra Fine LCD
*Viewable area, measured diagonally
Total number of dots
921,600 dots
Coverage
100%
Brightness adjustment
Adjustable in +/- 5 steps
Preview Function
Intelligent Preview/Optical Preview selectable from menu
Display Panel
Shutter speed, Aperture, Exposure compensation, White balance, ISO
sensitivity, Drive mode, Battery remaining, Remaining number of
recordable images, with illumination
Shutter
SteadyShot INSIDE
(Image Stabilization)
Flash Control
Drive
Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Speed range
1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
Flash sync. speed
1/250 sec. w/o SteadyShot INSIDE, 1/200 sec. w/ SteadyShot INSIDE
Type
Image-sensor shift mechanism
Indication
SteadyShot scale and camera-shake warning in the viewfinder
Compensation effect
Equivalent to approx. 2.5 to 4 steps in shutter speeds (varies according
to shooting conditions and lens used)
External flash
α system flash units (optional)
Control
ADI , pre-flash TTL
Flash compensation
3 / 5 frames, +/- 3EV, 0.3 / 0.5 EV steps selectable
Modes
Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Wireless*, Slow sync, High-speed Sync,
*HVL-F58AM, HVL-F56AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-F36AM supported; full
multi-flash functionality requires at least one HVL-F58AM
Flash bracketing
3 / 5 frames, 0.3 / 0.5 / 0.7 / 2.0*EV step selectable
*2.0EV bracketing limited to 3 frames.
Sync terminal
Built-in, adaptable to the sync. terminal of the opposite polarity
Modes
Single, Continuous (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10 sec. /2 sec. delay
selectable), Mirror lockup, Remote commander
Continuous shooting speed
Hi: approx 5 frames per sec. (max.), Lo: approx. 3 frames per sec.
(max.)
Number of frames
recordable
Standard: 285, Fine: 105, Extra Fine: 11, RAW: 12, cRAW: 12, RAW &
JPEG: 10, cRAW & JPEG: 10
Single (with or without shooting information, with 4 previous/following
images, RGB histogram, & height light /shadow warning), 4/9/25-frame
index view, enlarged display mode (max. zoom ratio: L size: 19x, M
size: 14x, S size: 9.4x)
Playback
Interface
Type
USB2.0 Hi-speed
Mass Storage / Multi LUN / PTP / PC Remote Control
Supported OS
Windows: Windows 2000 Professional/Windows XP/Windows Vista
Macintosh: Mac OS X (v10.1.3 or later)
PC interface
Video output
NTSC/PAL selectable
HDMI output
HDMI mini connector, 1080i/720p/SD selectable (optional HDMI cable
necessary )
Remote control
Wired
Remote Commander RM-S1AM/RM-L1AM (optional)
Wireless
Control
Print Function
Power
With supplied Remote Commander
Other
PhotoTV HD supported
Compatible standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, PictBridge
Power source
One Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FM500H
One CR2025 for Wireless Remote Commander
Battery performance
Approx. 880 shots (measured using CIPA standard)
External power source (AC
adapter)
AC Adapter/Charger AC-VQ900AM (optional)
Weight
Approx. 850g (1 lb 14 oz) (w/o battery, memory card, accessories)
Dimensions
Approx. 156.3 (W) x 116.9 (H) x 81.9 (D) mm (excl. protorusions)
6 1/8 x 4 5/8 x 3 1/4 inches
Operating Temperature
0 to 40 degrees C (32-104 degrees F)
*1 DT lenses are not recommended for use with 35mm full-frame sensors due to their differing image circle size, which may affect light metering
accuracy in certain shooting situations.