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Sony A500 Digital SLR Camera Body {12.3 M/P}

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Sony A500 Digital SLR Camera Body {12.3 M/P} Description


Sony A500
Medium size SLR that uses Sony A or Konica/Minolta lenses. The A500 is a less expensive version that was introduced with the A550. Measures approximately 5.39" x 4.09" x 3.31". Weighs approximately 1.39 lb.

Exceptional picture quality, super-fast response and maximum shooting versatility come together with the Sony alpha 500 DSLR camera. A 12.3 megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor and BIONZ image processing engine deliver amazing image quality with high-sensitivity shooting at up to ISO12800. You can also expand your shooting opportunities with two Live View modes, Quick Auto Focus Live View and Manual Focus Check Live View. Plus, a 9-area tracking auto focus system makes it possible to capture high-speed shots with a fast shutter speed and up to 5 frames/sec continuous shooting. And it's easy to frame high and low-angle shots on the tiltable 3.0" LCD.

KEH Specifications

  • Name: Sony Alpha DSLR-A500
  • Sensor Size: APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
  • Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Resolution: 4272 x 2848
    • Other Resolutions: 4272 x 2400, 3104 x 2072, 3104 x 1744, 2128 x 1416, 2188 x 1192
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
  • File Formats: RAW, JPEG (Fine, Standard)
  • Lens Mount: Sony alpha, Minolta Alpha
  • Shutter Speeds: 30 sec (minimum) to 1/4000 sec (maximum)
  • Continuous Shooting (fps): 
  • Diopter Adjustment: -2.5 to +1.0m-1
  • Flash: Yes, pop-up.
    • Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
  • Exposure Modes: Program Auto, Manual, Aperature Priority, Shutter Priority
  • Shooting Modes: Auto, Program Auto, Aperature Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
  • White Balance Modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp, Color Filter, Custom
  • Self Timer: 2 sec, 10 sec
  • Video: No
  • Viewfinder: Optical (pentamirror)
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 95%
  • Display Screen: 3" tilting LCD
  • Memory Card Type: SD, SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo
  • Battery: NP-FM500H Lithium-Ion Rechargeable battery
  • Dimensions: 5.39" x 4.09" x 3.31" / 137 x 104 x 84mm
  • Weight: 1.39 lb. / 630 g / 22.22 oz.



Camera Modes

Scene Modes:

  • Flash Off
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Sports Action
  • Sunset
  • Night Portrait


Memory Card Supported Memory Stick PRO Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card


Image Formats JPEG, RAW
Aspect Ratio 16:9



Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Sony A & Minolta A

Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Built-in No
Battery Rechargeable Yes

Display & Graphics

Display Screen Type LCD
Total Camera Resolution 12.9 Megapixel
Display Resolution 230400 Pixel
Effective Camera Resolution 12.3 Megapixel
Screen Size 3"


Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON

General information

Product Series A
Product Model DSLR-A500
Product Line alpha
Manufacturer Part Number DSLRA500
Manufacture GTIN 0027242748590, 4905524529180
Brand Name Sony


Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Wide Angle No


Platform Supported Mac, PC
Additional Information


  • Auto
  • ISO 200 - 12800
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