Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A55 Digital Camera, 16.2MP, Built-In GPS, 3″ Tiltable LCD, 3D Sweep Panorama Mode, Full HD 1080/60i Video, 10fps, Up to ISO 12800 Sensitivity. Kit Includes Sony’s 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Compact Super Telephoto Zoom Lens.
Date first available at Amazon.com: November 16, 2011
Buy new: $949.00
Translucent Mirror TechnologyOther DSLRs can shoot. Or they can focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF. They cannot do both at once. The SLT-A55 is the world’s first DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology that directs light to both the image sensor and the Phase Detection AF sensor simultaneously. 10 frames per second continuousThe translucent mirror makes it far easier to capture the decisive soccer kick or your baby at her absolute cutest. The Sony SLT-A66 camera shoots full, 16.2 MP resolution pictures at up to 10 fps while maintaining continuous auto focus and auto exposure. Quick AF for Full HD Movie CaptureWhen most DSLRs shoot video, their Contrast AF is slow and visibly hunts for focus. The Quick AF Full HD Movie retains the same fast, precise Phase Detection you enjoy for still images. It’s a decisive advantage for tracking fast-moving subjects and a major benefit of Translucent Mirror Technology. 16.2 megapixel resolutionYou get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the 14.2 megapixel APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise. APS-C size HD CMOS image sensorWith 19.5 times the area of the typical camcorder image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between amateur and professional-looking video, delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds. Sony Exmor technologyConventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The Exmor sensor provides more than 4,000 column-parallel A/D converters. This helps enable continuous shooting at up to 7 frames per second. Full HD 1080/60i moviesThis is one of the very few DSLRs with 1080/60i Full HD, exactly the same resolution and frame rate as most broadcast and cable HDTV channels. Records in 1080/60i AVCHD format, 1080/30p high def…