At A Glance

Sony's first translucent-mirror camera offers impressive continuous-autofocus capabilities, an amazing burst mode, and excellent image quality to go with its smaller size. The major trade-off: no through-the-lens optical viewfinder.

Manufacturer’s Description

It's all about speed and precision. Capture the decisive moment with the α55V, Sony's top-of-the-line Translucent Mirror Technology DSLR. Now you can focus and shoot simultaneously for fast, precise performance. And because the mirror never moves, the time needed to raise and lower the mirror is eliminated. This all helps continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second, complete with continuous auto focus. Auto focus is also visibly faster in Live View and HD Movie modes. There's also built-in GPS photo tagging that lets you map your memories on your compatible computer.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Life 380 Shot
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.00 "
Effective Camera Resolution 16.2 Megapixels
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
UPC Code 027242798793
Manufacturer Part Number SLTA55V
Brand Name Sony
Product Name alpha SLT-A55V Digital SLT Camera
Marketing Information

It's all about speed and precision. Capture the decisive moment with the α55V, Sony's top-of-the-line Translucent Mirror Technology DSLR. Now you can focus and shoot simultaneously for fast, precise performance. And because the mirror never moves, the time needed to raise and lower the mirror is eliminated. This all helps continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second, complete with continuous auto focus. Auto focus is also visibly faster in Live View and HD Movie modes. There's also built-in GPS photo tagging that lets you map your memories on your compatible computer.

Product Model SLT-A55V
Product Type Digital SLT Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4912 x 3264
Lens
Image Stabilization Optical
Autofocus Points 15
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • alpha SLT-A55V Digital SLT Camera
  • Battery Charger (BC-VW1)
  • Body Cap
  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50)
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
Features Face Detection, Aperture Priority, Manual White Balance, Live View, Smile Detection
Physical Characteristics
Camera Assembly Body Only
Height 3.6"
Width 4.9"
Depth 3.3"
Weight (Approximate) 15.27 oz
Video
Video Formats MPEG-4
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Very Good
Color Very Good
Sharpness Very Good
Distortion Good
Video Quality Superior
Video Sound Quality Very Good

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