Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Review

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Overview


First introduced in July, 2006, Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 is a 10 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CCD sensor. Sony replaced the older Konica Minolta 5D with Alpha DSLR-A100. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A100 with Konica Minolta 5D

Sony replaced Alpha DSLR-A100 with Sony A580. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A100 with Sony A580


Sony A100 comes with a 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.4 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Sensor resolution of Sony A100 ~ 3860 x 2590 pixels.

Sony A100 has Crop Factor: 1.52

The sensor has a surface area of 372.9 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,400 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony A100


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
9 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Weight: 638g
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 has an Overall Score of 51/100 and ranked #141 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #495 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony A100 Scores
Imaging score
48
Features score
44
Value for money score
67
Portability score
77
Overall score
51
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Sony A100


Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 weighs 638g and has external dimensions of 133 x 95 x 71mm (5.24 x 3.74 x 2.8"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Sony A100 is 100 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A100
638g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A100
71mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha DSLR-A100 Dimensions Alpha DSLR-A100
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Sony A200 572 g 638 g 131 x 99 x 71 mm 133 x 95 x 71 mm
Sony SLT-A58 Sony A58 492 g 638 g 129 x 95 x 78 mm 133 x 95 x 71 mm
Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D Konica Minolta 5D 670 g 638 g 131 x 93 x 67 mm 133 x 95 x 71 mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Sony A580 599 g 638 g 137 x 104 x 84 mm 133 x 95 x 71 mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Sony A230 490 g 638 g 128 x 97 x 68 mm 133 x 95 x 71 mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Sony A700 768 g 638 g 142 x 105 x 80 mm 133 x 95 x 71 mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 505 g 638 g 125 x 96 x 77 mm 133 x 95 x 71 mm
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D Konica Minolta 7D 845 g 638 g 150 x 106 x 78 mm 133 x 95 x 71 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha DSLR-A100


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha DSLR-A100
Announced July, 2006
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 143
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.55
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area 372.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model NP-FM55H
Physical
Weight 638 g
Physical Dimensions 133 x 95 x 71 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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