Sony A900

Sony A900

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Date: September 2008

Body features: full-frame digital SLR

Product positioning: high-end SLR

Mode of operation: manual operation

Sensor Type: Exmor CMOS

Sensor size: 35.9 * 24mm

Sensor Description: dust: the low-pass filter antistatic coating and image sensor shift mechanism

Color Filter: R, G, B RGB filter

Frame ratio: 3:2

The maximum number of pixels: 25,720,000

Effective pixels: 24.6 million

Optical zoom: 3 times

The image processor: two Bionz image processor

Maximum resolution: 6048 × 4032

Image resolution: full frame size:

3:2 L 24M 6048 × 4032

M 13M 4400 × 2936

S 6.1M 3024 × 2016

16:9 L 21M 6048 × 3408

M 11M 4400 × 2472

S 5.2M 3024 × 1704

APS-C size:

3:2 L 11M 3984 × 2656

M 5.6M 2896 × 1928

S 2.6M 1984 × 1320

Body motor: Support

Lens Features

35mm equivalent focal length 24-70mm

Lens Construction: 13 group 17

Lens: with the lens: Vario-Sonnar T * 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM

The actual focal length: f = 24-70mm

wide-angle lens:

telephoto lens: No

Focus mode: Type: (TTL) phase-detection system

Sensor: CCD linear sensor

Sensitivity range: EV0-18 (ISO100)

Focus modes: One-Shot AF, AF auto selection, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus

Predictive Focus Control: shooting moving objects (AF-A, AF-C)

Focus Lock Autofocus

Illuminator (built-in LED range: approx 1m-7m)

Focus Area: Wide focus area, focus areas, local focus area (9 local areas selectable)

Focus Points: 9 points + 10 assist focus

Focus range: 340mm-infinity

Macro Distance: 340mm-infinity

Maximum aperture: F2.8

Zoom: zoom ring

Display function

Display Size: 3 inches

Pixel and type: LCD Total pixels: 920,000 pixels

LCD Type: Xtra Fine LCD screen

LCD brightness adjustment: 5 optional

Screen features: HD screen

Menu Language: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Korean

Live View: None

Viewfinder: Optical

The viewfinder Description: Type: Fixed eye-level system with optical glass pentaprism

Focusing Screen: Spherical Acute Matte

Coverage: approximately 100%

Magnification: 0.74x (with 50mm lens at infinity focus, diopter-1m-1)

Eye distance: about 20 mm from the eyepiece diopter-1m-1

Diopter adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 m-1


Shutter Performance

Shutter type: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter

Shutter speed 30 - 1/8000 seconds

B shutter

Flash Sync Speed: 1/250 sec (image stabilization feature is off), 1/200 sec (image stabilization feature is turned on)



Flash Type: External

External flash (hot shoe):

Flash Mode: Auto (flash off), Auto, forced, red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, slow-sync, high-speed sync, wireless flash (high-speed synchronous using an external flash and wireless flash HVL-F56AM/HVL-F36AM/HVL-F42AM)

Flash Index: approximately GN12 (ISO 100, in meters)


Exposure Control

Exposure mode: Auto Exposure Program AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual exposure (M)

Exposure Compensation: Auto Exposure Lock

Exposure Compensation: ± 3EV (1/3EV, 1/2EV step)

Automatic exposure bracketing: 3 or 5 exposure optional step level: 1/3EV or 1/2EV or 2/3EV or 2EV optional 2EV exposure of the three in a row only optional

Metering: Metering Type: TTL metering

Metering unit: 40 area honeycomb graphics metering SPC

Metering range: 0EV to 20eV (+2 EV-+20 EV Spot metering) (F1.4 lens, ISO 100)

Metering Mode: Multi-segment, the central fixed point, the central focus of the average

White Balance: White balance settings: Auto, daylight, cloudy, shade, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, color temperature, filters, custom

The preset fine adjustment of color temperature: 2500-9900K, with 19 above magenta, green compensation function

WB bracket (3, Hi, Lo optional)

Sensitivity: Auto: ISO 200-1600, ISO200-400, ISO200-800, ISO400-800, ISO400-1600 Five ranges


Shooting performance

Image Stabilization: Optical Image Stabilizer System: device image sensor shift anti-shake function scale bar: displayed in the viewfinder, body image stabilization function: Reduce about 2.5-4 files shutter speed (due to shooting conditions and use lens varies)

The self-timer function: 2 seconds, 10 seconds

Continuous function: High-speed: the fastest 5 / s

Low speed: about 3 / s


JPEG (Standard / Fine): 285/105

JPEG (Super Fine): 11

RAW: 12

cRAW (compressed): 12

RAW + JPEG: 10

cRAW + JPEG: 10

special effects: Creative Style:

Basic styles: standard, vivid, neutral, clear, dark, light, portrait, landscape, dusk, night view, autumn leaves, black and white, sepia

noise reduction capabilities: long exposure noise reduction: on / off, shutter longer than 1 second when available

High sensitivity noise reduction: on / off, and sensitivity of 1600 or higher when available

Remote Control: Wired: optional cable release RM-L1AM/RM-S1AM

Wireless: random standard RMT-DSLR1

PC control: controlled by the supporting software image data transfer and camera control

color bit: sRGB, Adobe RGB

Operating functions

Play mode: Histogram indicator (brightness, RGB)

White / black output warning

Index Playback

Enlarged view (maximum magnification): X19 (L) X14 (M), the X9.4 (s)

Loop playback

Image Rotation


Delete mode: Support

Storage performance

Memory Card Types: CF card: type I, type II (MicroDrive), UDMA (Mode5); MS (Memory Stick): Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

File Format: JPEG standard, JPEG Fine, JPEG Super Fine, RAW, cRAW (compressed), RAW + JPEG (fine), cRAW + JPEG (Fine)


Interface Performance

HDMI Interface: support micro HDMI interface (1920 1080i 59.94/50Hz, 1280 x 720p 59.94/50Hz, 720 × 480p 50.94Hz, 720 × 576p 50Hz)

Video Interface: AV interface

Other Interface: USB2.0


Battery performance

Battery Type: Li-ion battery (NP-FM500H)

Power Performance: the AC-VQ900AM (optional)

Battery Charger: BC-VM10

battery life: approximately 880 (based on CIPA standard) (different photographic conditions due to the low temperature, may change)



Physical characteristics: big screen DC

colors: black

Overall design: magnesium alloy body and high-strength plastic

Dimensions: about 156.3 × 116.9 × 81.9mm (excluding protrusions)

Product weight: about 850g (body only)

Other properties

Other properties: adjustable Project: Contrast (-3 to +3), Saturation (-3 to +3), Sharpness (-3 to +3), brightness (-3 to +3), regional (-1 to +2)


Custom Menu

Programmable settings: 3 settings

Custom buttons: select from 16

Other Features: DRO optimization function:

Mode: Off, Standard / Advanced: Auto / Advanced: Level

Senior level setting: 5 levels

DRO advanced bracket: 3 Hi / Lo Optional

Power-saving mode: turn off after 1, 3, 5, 10 minutes


Camera accessories

Packing list:

 A900 body x1

Li-ion battery NP-FM500H x1

Charger BC-VM10 x1

Power cord x1

USB cable x1

Video cable x1

Wireless remote control x1

Remote control clip x1

Strap x1

Body Cap x1

Accessory shoe cover x1

Goggles x1


Manual x1

Image conversion and editing Image Data Converter SR

Image comparison and classification Image Data Lightbox SR

Remote Camera Control for remote logging and control

Easy to manage Photo Gallery PMB (Picture Motion Browser)

Optional accessories: flash HVL-F58AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-F43AM

Macro Twin flash HVL-MT24AM

Ring Light HVL-RLAM

Camera cable FA-CC1AM

Sync Terminal Adapter FA-ST1AM

Accessory Shoe Cap FA-SHC1AM

Adapter / charger AC-VQ900AM

Soft carrying case (nylon) LCS-SC6

The vertical grip Chief battery box (for α900) VG-C90AM

Wrist strap STP-GB1AM

LCD screen savers guard (for α900) PCK-LH4AM

Remote control RM-S1AM (0.5m), RM-L1AM (5m)

Strap STP-SH2AM (skin), STP-SB1AM / B (foam rubber), the STP-SB1AM / D (foam rubber), the STP-SS2AM / S (nylon), STP0SS2AM / B (nylon)

Angle viewfinder FDA-A1AM

Zoom viewfinder FDA-M1AM

Goggles (for α900) FDA-EP4AM

Focusing screen (for α900) FDA-FM1AM

Diopter adjustment mirror, adjust the diopter +0.5, hyperopia with the FDA-ECF05

Diopter adjustment mirror, adjust the diopter +1, hyperopia with the FDA-ECF10

Diopter adjustment mirror, adjust the diopter +2, hyperopia with the FDA-ECF20

Diopter adjustment mirror, adjust the diopter +3, hyperopia with the FDA-ECF30

Diopter adjustment mirror, adjust the the -1 diopter myopia with FDA-ECN10

Diopter adjustment mirror, adjust the diopter -2, myopia with FDA-ECN20

Diopter adjustment mirror, adjust the diopter -3, myopia with FDA-ECN30

Diopter adjustment mirror, adjust the diopter -4, myopia with FDA-ECN40

Body Cap ALC-B55

The AD-MSCF1 CF card slot Memory Stick Duo adapter

MSH-M128 / X


Warranty Information

Warranty Policy: International UNPROFOR, enjoy Warranty Services

Warranty: 1 year

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