|Sony α (alpha) A100 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ 18-70mm Lens)|
Skillman, NJ, USA
|Sony α (alpha) A100 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ DT 18-70mm Lens)|
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Skillman, NJ, USA
|Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ DT 18-70mm L|
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El Cajon, CA, USA
|Enjoy the all-new Sony á (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera with an amazing all-around lens to get you started. Included in this kit is the versatile new SAL-1870 lens. This standard lens easily handles the full range of shots you'll take most often - but there's nothing "standard" about its advanced optical design. In 35mm equivalent, it covers wide-angle 27mm to 105mm midrange telephoto for snapshots, portraits, interiors and more - an excellent all-around lens to travel with. The Sony á (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera is an instant classic: the top-quality 10 MP DSLR system camera that builds on a two-decade legacy of Minolta photographic leadership, accepts 20 years of A-mount lenses sold worldwide - and introduces Sony imaging innovations like high-sensitivity shooting with Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization, Dynamic Range Optimizer to automatically increase detail in bright and dark picture areas, new Anti-Dust technology to keep the CCD imager clean for better pictures, and Eye-Start Autofocus system for faster camera response.|
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||10.2 MP|
|Sensor Size||15.8 x 23.6mm|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Lens For SD||DT 18-70mm|
|Focal Length Range||18mm - 70mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Lens Filter Size||55 mm|
|Lens System Features||Aspherical Lens, ED Glass|
|Auto Focus type||TTL phase detection|
|Lens Construction||9 group(s) / 11 element(s)|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||27 - 105mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Range||EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||1600|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation, Wireless Off-Camera Control|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||CompactFlash, Microdrive|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Eye-level roof prism|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||95%|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-2.5 to +1|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video output, 1 x remote control|
|Expansion Slot||1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.3 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Contrast Control, DPOF Support, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Digital Noise Reduction, Direct Print, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Histogram Display, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Sharpness Control, USB 2.0 Compatibility|
|Shooting Programs||Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait mode, Sunset|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Neutral, Vivid|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3 frames per second|
10.2 megapixels; in-camera image stabilization; eye-start autofocus.
"ISO tops out at ISO 1,600; auto white balance is warm with tungsten light."
"Sony's Alpha DSLR-A100 deserves consideration whether you're looking for an alternative to Canon and Nikon, you already own a selection of Maxxum AF lenses, or you're looking for your first digital SLR."
Average review score based on 45 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
This is now my 2nd A100. Yes, it's discontinued but I think it's the best of the 10.2 MP Sony cameras. No, it doesn't have "Live View," but I don't need it. I prefer to use the viewfinder. I shoot weddings and portraits and this DSLR fits the bill perfectly. The kit lens is a little weak but with an upgrade to better lenses this baby shines. It's compatible with all Minolta and aftermarket AF lenses and the quality of the images really stand out. It's very easy to use and the learning curve is no worse than other DSLR's. True, it does get "noisy" at higher ISOs' but what camera doesn't suffer from this. That's why they have editing programs. Some reviews state that the JPEG modes are soft and weak, but since I shoot everything in RAW, that's not a factor for me. I have found that the JPEG images I do shoot are more than acceptable. I have no reservations about recommending this camera to someone just starting out or to a pro that needs a very good backup camera to go along with their A700 or A900. A very nice DSLR at more than affordable prices.
WOW What a Camera, this makes me look Professional with out hardly trying!! The fact that I can use my original Minolta lenses was the best too!! Just for fun I just charged up the battery, unpacked the Memory card and off I went. Everyone I know can't believe the quality of my pics'. Even a good friend who has a middle line Nikon set is jealous. Point, shoot and take Kick-a$% pictures!
It's adjustability and ease of use to work with the controls turned out to be a real asset. The accessories,available quality of lenses etc.. has turned out to be a real joy to explore the next level of photograhy. I took lessons in college and this camera made it very easy to aplly everything I learned without having to decipher some 3,000 page manual etc.. just do what you know and the camera does the rest.
I would recommend this camera to ANYONE, be it a beginner, midliner like me, or even a weekend camera for the expert.
So far NO dislikes at all, which is amazing in it's own right!
If I continue to improve and really want to step up, Sony is the way to go!!
I've had Nikon, Minolta and Canon. None compare to making someone look like a better Photographer than they are, than this Camera. BAR NONE!!!
Thank you. I only stop now, cause I will get cramps from writing the accolades!
Buddy Schwartz firstname.lastname@example.org
Really has professional capabilities. 10.2 MP may be a little on the low side for some, but it is perfect for what I need, which is product photography for my eBay listings.
The 18-70mm lens has a better zoom range than most lenses available with cameras of this type. The camera can use minolta AF lenses, so there are plenty available out there (Got a 70-210mm zoom in eBay for $28).
Picture quality is superb, and it has the ability to save photos in raw+JPG format (that is, you take a photo and the camera saves a raw version and a JPG version). I use the raw format for photoshop processing, and use the JPG for quick and easy viewing and cataloging.
I am really happy with this camera.
I sold my Sony A100 a few years ago and moved onto more sophisticated digital cameras, but I just bought another one. The A100 is not only the PERFECT starter DSLR, but extremely easy to use, a great carry around camera, and a terrific buy at the prices found on ebay. While this camera does not have extensive features found on the more expensive DSLRs, it's versatile options can more than satisfy a person looking to move into the DSLR category. I use the Vivid mode and the results with the 18-70mm kit lens are spectacular with bright, vibrant, accurate photographs. The in-camera stabilization is a great feature not found on the other big brands. The unique knob, instead of a menu system, to select white balance, flash modes, ISO, etc. is a wonderful feature and very easy to use. It's basic but it's an excellent value.
The A100 is easy to operate, I don't care for how it uses the flash to aid in focus adjustment. The stock 18-70mm lens is ok, but I believe better glass would make a huge difference. Sony does not provide a downloadable version of the RAW photo viewer, enhancer and convertor. Battery life is not as long as I thought it would be, it could be I have a battery that is about to fail. Photo's are very clear, adjustments are easy to understand. Someone who wants to take time to understand or recall how film slr cameras were used can have a ball with this camera as it is very adjustable. I bought this for my wife, my camera is a Sigma D14, this Sony does not take as clear a photo...but I have better glass than the 18-70 mm lens. a neat thing is that it may be set up to focus as your eye nears the eye piece, not requiring you to push the shutter button half way down. Photo viewing on the screen is nice, but it is much better to review your shots on a home computer. The size is great, a lot smaller than my Sigma