Sony a550 detail page

Basic data
Name : a550
Manufacturer : Sony
Mount A-mount
Release year : 2009
Production status : Discontinued
Last firmware: 1.00
Sensor
Type: CMOS
Format: APS-C (1,5x)
Total pixel number: 14.6 MP
Effective pixel number: 14.2 MP
Sensor pitch: 5.1 µm
Sensor area: 3.65 cm²
Pixel density: 3.89 MP/cm²
Size: 23.4 x 15.6mm
Max. resolution: 4592 x 3056 px
ISO range: 200 - 3200 (200-12800)
Focusing
AF sensors: 9 (1 cross)
Modes :
  • AFS (Single-shot AF)
  • AFC (Continuous AF)
  • AFA (Automatic AF)
AF range (EV): 0 - 18
AF assist (IR): No
AF lens adjustments: No
AF/MF button (rear): No
Focus peaking: No
Eye start: Yes
Metering
Type:
  • 40 segment metering sensor
  • 1200 zone evaluative metering from main sensor (in live view only)
Range (EV):
  • metering sensor 2-20 (spot 4-20)
  • main sensor LV only 1-17
AEL button: Yes
Exposure modes:
  • P-S-A-M
  • Auto
  • Auto no flash
Program shift: No
Manual shift: Yes
Scene modes:
  • portrait
  • landscape
  • closeup
  • sport
  • night portrait
  • sunset
Exposure compensation: ±2.0 (1/3)
Flash
Built-in: Yes; GN: 12 m (39.3 ft) at ISO 100
Shoe Type iISO
Sync speed: 1/160
PC Sync connector: No
Ratio control: No
Flash modes:
  • normal
  • red-eye reduction
  • rear sync
  • slow sync
  • wireless
Flash exp. compensation: ± 2 (1/3)
Shooting
Max. shutter speed: 1/4000s
Electronic first curtain: No
FPS w AF: 5 (7 FPS in Speed-priority Continuous mode)
Drive modes:
  • Single
  • Continuous (3 or 5fps)
  • Speed priority cont. adv.
  • Self-timer(2 or 10sec)
  • Bracketing continuous
  • Bracketing WB
  • Remote
Exposure bracketing (EV): 3 frames 1/3; 1/2
MLU: No
Wired remote conection: 3-pin
Wireless remote: Yes, optional
DOF preview: No
Tethered control: No
No-chip lenses: M mode only
GPS: No
Viewfinder
Type: pentamirror
Magnification: 0.8 x
Eye relief (from frame): 19mm (15mm)
Diopter adjustement: -2,5 +1,0
Screen options: G
Live view Yes (Main and secondary sensor)
Image options
Output resolutions:
  • 4592x3056
  • 3344x2224
  • 2288x1520
  • 4592x2576 (16:9)
  • 3344x1872 (16:9)
  • 2288x1280 (16:9)
WB settings:
  • auto
  • daylight
  • shade
  • cloudy
  • tungsten
  • fluorescent
  • flash
  • direct entry
  • custom (1 preset)
Color spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB
NR Off option: Yes
NR levels: Normal, High
DRO:
  • standard
  • advanced auto
  • manual (5 levels)
Auto HDR: Yes
RAW: compressed ARW 2.1
Video features
Video capabilities: No
Body features and constructions
Environment sealings: No 
LCD size: 3"
LCD resolution: 921600px
LCD tilt - swivel: Yes - No
Card slots:
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • PRO Duo
  • PRO-HG Duo
  • SD
  • SDHC
Vertical grip: VG-B50AM
Battery: NP-FM500H
Weight: 599g
Dimensions: 137 x 104 x 84mm