Sony Alpha 550 : Tests and Reviews

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Type EntryLevelDSLR, SemiProDSLR
Announced 27/08/2009  
Indicative price (USD) 899  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 4592 x 3056  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 14.03  
Sensor size (mm) 15.6 x 23.5 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 12
Focal length multiplier 1.5 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  200 - 12800 
Shutter type mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 30  
Frame rate (fps) 5-7  
Live view  yes 
Stabilization  yes 
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Dust cleaning yes 
Mount type Sony Alpha DT  
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