Sony Alpha SLT-A55 Price in Hong Kong & Specs

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Sony Alpha SLT-A55 Specs

Release Date in Hong Kong
ModelSLT-A55
DateAug 2011
Memory
Compatible memory cardsMemory Stick (MS), MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC
Memory slots2
Display
DisplayLCD
Display diagonal7.62 cm (3")
Display resolution (numeric)921600 pixels
Audio
Built-in microphoneYes
Ports & interfaces
USB version2.0
Weight & dimensions
Width137 mm
Depth84 mm
Height104 mm
Weight599 g
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2250, 3200, 6400, Auto
Light exposure correction± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Picture quality
Camera typeSLR Camera Kit
Megapixel16.2 MP
Sensor typeCMOS
Maximum image resolution4592 x 3056 pixels
Still image resolution(s)4592 x 3056
Image stabilizerNo
Image formats supportedJPG
Total megapixels16.7 MP
Image sensor size (W x H)23.4 x 15.6 mm
Video
Maximum video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supportedAVCHD,H.264,MPEG4
Focusing
Focus adjustmentAuto
Auto focusing (AF) modesSingle Auto Focus
FocusTTL
Flash
Flash modesAuto, Fill-in, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash guide number12 m
Flash recharging time4 s
Design
Colour of productBlack

Reviews of Sony Alpha SLT-A55

itp.net
Reviewed on 2011-06-12
Although the Alpha SLT-A55VL looks like a compact SLR camera, it isn't actually a SLR. This camera isn't a SLR essentially because it lacks an optical viewfinder and a moving mirror. Sony refers to the camera in fact as a single lens translucent (SLT) ...
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photographybay.com
Reviewed on 2011-04-26
The Sony A55 is the next big step for Sony, which busted onto the scene with the A300 and A350 DSLRs almost 3 years go with their fast live view autofocus. The A55′s live view autofocus is a step above pretty much everything else on the market, includ...
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photographyblog.com
Reviewed on 2011-02-17
The Sony A55 is a new kind of interchangeable lens camera, removing the optical viewfinder and moving mirror of a DSLR and replacing them with an electronic viewfinder and a fixed semi-translucent mirror. This combination allows the A55 to be smaller,...
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Geek.com
Reviewed on 2011-02-15
Sony’s A55 digital camera (along with its little brother, the A33) had a significant impact in 2010. They were lauded for their technology and gave Sony a notable presence in the sub-$1000 camera market, with the A55 at $849 and the A33 at $699 (kit pr...
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shutterbug.com
Reviewed on 2011-02-01
No, that’s not a typo—the “T” in the acronym refers to the new mirror system in the Sony alpha a55 and stands for “translucent.” This setup, available in this camera and the new alpha a33, uses a fixed mirror system with a “half translucent mirror” t...
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Neocamera.com
Reviewed on 2011-01-31
The Sony Alpha SLT-A55 is the flagship of a unique pair of ILCs that use a translucent mirror to provide full-time continuous autofocus during video recording and at very fast burst-rates. This unique design lets this camera use phase-detection autofoc...
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pcworld.com_techhive.com
Reviewed on 2011-01-19
Can autofocus while shooting video, Fast continuous shooting mode, Very good image quality, Inviewfinder level, Multishot noise reduction,
No program shift, Electronic viewfinder only,
The first step in taking a photo is to point the camera in the right direction. But to know what that right direction is, you need a viewfinder. The problem with designing a viewfinder is that the lens on the camera is located in front of the image sen...
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Kenrockwell.com
Reviewed on 2010-12-15
This new Sony A55 is a taste of the future. I'll usually mention the A55, however, the Sony A33, Sony A55 and Sony A55V are the same thing. The A55V adds a built-in GPS, just like the iPhone and . The A33 is the same thing as...
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ephotozine.com
Reviewed on 2010-12-13
High resolution images, Access to high quality lens range, No vibration, High Frame Rate, AF in Movie Mode, GPS Module built in, Sony Alpha A55:
Metering gives very light images, Loss of quality at high ISO values, Resistance to concept of EVF
John Riley reviews the Sony Alpha A55.The second of Sony's new SLT cameras that utilise the Translucent Mirror technology, or a pellicle mirror if you prefer, that transmits 70% of the light to the sensor and 30% to the electronic viewfinder. This new ...
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macworld.com
Reviewed on 2010-11-30
Can autofocus while shooting video, Fast continuous shooting mode, Very good image quality, In-viewfinder level, Multi-shot noise reduction,
No program shift, Electronic viewfinder
The first step in taking a photo is to point the camera in the right direction. But to know what that right direction is, you need a viewfinder. The problem with designing a viewfinder is that the lens on the camera is located in front of the image sen...
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letsgodigital.org
Reviewed on 2010-11-19
The Sony Alpha SLT-A55 is a remarkable camera. Not only due to its compact dimensions, as there are even smaller cameras available, but more because of its design. The current series of digital SLR cameras on the market is based on an ‘old’ technology ...
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dcresource.com
Reviewed on 2010-11-04
Very good photo quality, Incredible continuous shooting performance, Sensorshift image, stabilization Flipdown, rotating 3inch LCD with excellent sharpness, very good outdoor/low light visibility, Large, sharp electronic viewfinder, Great live view implementation with very fast autofocus, face and smile detection, and an electronic level, Auto mode not only picks scene modes, it can also use HDR,...
Tends to overexpose; some highlight clipping and purple fringing, Widescreen LCD not suited for 3:2 still shooting (you'll see black bars on other side of the scene when you're composing a shot), Electronic viewfinder has a strong "rainbow effect", also seems a bit washed out, Camera locks up for 20 seconds after taking a burst that includes RAW images, Movie mode recording time drops considerabl...
At first glance, the Sony Alpha SLT-A55 (priced from $749) may look like yet another digital SLR. But this cameras, as well as its cheaper sibling (the A33), is anything but. Normal D-SLRs have a mirror splits incoming light between the viewfinder and...
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imaging-resource.com
Reviewed on 2010-10-30
Extremely fast continuous-mode shooting at full resolution/image quality, (High-speed shooting isn't just for sports; is a real benefit for candid/kid photography as well), Live phase-detect autofocus during video recording, True (100% frame-accurate) ......
More exposure variability than we like to see, Overexposure bias in metering system under bright/high-key conditions, Maddening black-screen delay (15 seconds) after filling buffer, before you can review any photos, total buffer clearing time is very s......
The Sony Alpha A55 and A33 will accept both Memory Stick Pro Duo / Pro-HG Duo, and SD / SDHC / SDXC media, and are powered by InfoLithium battery packs.The Sony A55V and A33 will ship in the US market from mid-October 2010, with pricing of US$850 and US$7...
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popphoto.com
Reviewed on 2010-10-28
At a time when many new interchangeable-lens cameras have been forgoing reflex mirrors altogether, Sony’s new Alpha 55 (and Alpha 33) take a radically different approach. Instead of ditching the mirror—and with it, speedy, reliable autofocus—Sony gave ...
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pcmag.com
Reviewed on 2010-10-15
Excellent image quality. Extremely fast autofocusing in any mode. Continuous autofocus when recording video. Easy-to-use interface. High-quality LCD. GPS. HD video capture at 1080i60 in AVCHD (17Mbps). Choice of HD video codecs.
No optical viewfinder. Single-focus autofocus not available while recording video. No control over aperture and shutter speed while recording video. Audible lens noise in video capture.
On the surface, the 16.2-megapixel, Sony Alpha55 ($849.99 with 18-55mm lens) looks, feels, and shoots like a traditional D-SLR, but it's different on the inside. Sony uses Translucent Mirror Technology in the Alpha55, which gives the camera always-on a...
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digitalcamerareview.com
Reviewed on 2010-10-04
Sony diverted from the standard DSLR script with the a55 and created an incredibly fast camera with good image quality, solid video capture and pro-level continuous shooting. Announced this past August for a September debut in the market (along with...
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digitalcamerareview.com
Reviewed on 2010-09-16
Sony gave DCR a chance to test the new a55 last week in Jackson Hole, and we grabbed the opportunity by the horns. From fast-paced shooting at the rodeo to panorama sweeps in Yellowstone, we gave the a55 a trial run in some of the country's most specta...
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luminous-landscape.com
Reviewed on 2010-09-01
The Sony A55 has certainly created quite a buzz in the few weeks since its announcement in August. Part of the reason for this is because Sony orchestrated a very effective product launch in North Americ...
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dpreview.com
Reviewed on 2010-08-24
Reliably good image quality at lower sensitivities, High ISO JPEG output usable up to ISO 12800 for smaller prints, Excellent LCD and good EVF, with efficient automatic switch, Versatile and capable (for its class) 15-point AF system, Accurate metering and focus, Very Good JPEG resolution, Very good (almost 9EV) dynamic range, Good quality HD video output, Swivel-screen useful for overhead- an...
Limited control in 10fps and movie modes, AF system not quite up to capturing fast action, No live view in 10fps/6fps shooting makes panning almost impossible, Slow (50 seconds) buffer clear time (RAW-mode), Little control over high ISO noise reduction ('auto' or 'weak'), Visible loss of detail at anything over ISO 400 (noise reduction too strong), Menu system a little confusing (hard to orient...
Sony's latest interchangeable lens cameras, the SLT Alpha A33 and A55 represent a significant technological milestone - not just for Sony but for the enthusiast camera market as a whole. The company has rejected the traditional DSLR design and inste...
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Digitaltrends.com
Reviewed on 2010-08-23
16-megapixel APS HD CMOS sensor, Full HD video, 10 fps shooting, Accurate focusing, Terrific EVF
Grip might be too small for some, Button placement not totally intuitive, Plan to go broke buying better lenses
Sony’s been on a roll this year with the introduction of NEX series of cameras, and now the Alpha A55V as well as its lower-priced sibling, the A33. Although they look like traditional DSLRs, the pair is radically different which we’ll detail on the fo...
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