Sony SLT Alpha 55 : Tests and Reviews

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Type EntryLevelDSLR, SemiProDSLR
Announced 24/08/2010  
Indicative price (USD) 750  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 4912 x 3264  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 16.2  
Sensor size (mm) 15.6 x 23.5 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 12.0
Focal length multiplier 1.5 
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9 
ISO latitude  100 - 12800 
Shutter type mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 10.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes 
Firmware  
Dust cleaning Yes 
Mount type Sony Alpha DT  
Weight (gr)  
Battery type Li-ion, NP-FW50, 7.2V, 1020mAh 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization  
Camera material plastic 
Mount material mixed plastic/metal 
View finder type 0.46" Xtra Fine EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (1440000 pixels)  
View finder magnification 1.1 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup  
View finder diopter -4.0 to +4.0 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 921600 
Articulated screen Yes 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-C (Continuous AF) 
Number of autofocus points 15 
Exposure bracketing 3 images with 0.3EV or 0.7EV steps 
Exposure compensation  
Drive modes Single, High-speed continuous (6 fps), Low-speed continuous (3 fps), Speed Priority continuous (10 fps), Self-timer (2 sec or 10 sec), Remote commander 
Buffer size 28 
Recording medium  
Image format JPEG, RAW (ARW) 
White balance bracketing Yes: 3 frames Lo (10 mired) or Hi (20 mired) 
Connectivity USB2.0 (Hi-speed, miniB), HDMI (Type C mini) 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes (video with sound) 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS model SLT-A55V with GPS, SLT-A55 without GPS depending on country 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080/ 60i (59.94i Interlace recording, 29.97 progressive image sensor output) 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format AVCHD, MP4 
Video codec H.264 
Video stabilisation Yes 

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