Sony DSLR-A550 14.2 MP Digital SLR Camera (Body) with a

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Sony DSLRA550

Sony DSLR-A550 14.2 MP Digital SLR Camera (Body) with a Sony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DT AF Zoom Lens
by Sony
Date first available at Amazon.com: August 23, 2010

Buy new: $649.95

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Technical Details
– High-Resolution 14.2 MP Images
– Reduced Noise at ISO Up To 12,800
– RAW & JPEG File Formats Quick Auto Focus Live View
– Built-In Auto Pop-Up Flash
– 6 Scene Selection & 6 Style Modes

Product Description
The Sony DSLR-A550 Digital SLR is a camera with 14.2 MP for images with great detail. The APS-C sensor yields high-sensitivity and depth-of-field control. The Sony Exmor CMOS image sensor combined with the BIONZ processor enables a high ISO of 12,800 that yields low-light pictures with lower noise and reduced loss of picture detail.

The DSLR-A550 has a number of built-in features to guarantee sharp and perfectly exposed images. Smile Shutter technology enables the camera to automatically take a shot when in Live View mode, and a Face Detection system recognizes and adjusts the camera for faces in a given scene. The camera boasts 6 creative style settings and 6 scene modes which adjust the camera for optimized exposures.

It can save images as RAW or JPEG formats (separately or in tandem), and with dual media slots files can be stored on Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC media cards (all sold separately). The 3.0″ Extra Fine LCD display tilts up or down 90° to frame high- and low-angle shots. Eye-Start Autofocus begins focusing as soon as the camera is raised to the eye, and the 9-Point AF Sensor with Center Cross enables accurate focusing.

This Sony SAL-55200-2 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DT AF Lens is a perfect companion lens to the 18-55mm kit lens. This lens has an equivalent focal length of 82.5-300mm in the 35mm/full frame standard. In other words: this is an inexpensive, short-to-long telephoto zoom for the emerging photographer. Great for nature and travel imagemaking.