Main specifications of
Total number of dots
Brightness adjustment Adjustable in +/-
Digital SLR (Single Lens Reﬂex) camera for use with interchangeable lenses
Sony lenses, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses13
3.0-inch10 Extra Fine LCD
35mm-ﬁlm format (35.9
24.0 mm), Exmor
Approx. 24.6 megapixels
Approx. 25.7 megapixels
Charge protection coating on low-pass ﬁlter, image-sensor shift mechanism
ISO 200 – 3200 in 1/3 EV steps (ISO 100 – 6400 can be set as expanded ISO range)
ISO Auto Range: ISO 200 –1600, ISO 400 –1600, ISO 400 – 800, ISO 200 – 800,
Intelligent Preview/Optical Preview selectable from menu
Digital SLR Camera
Shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, white balance, ISO sensitivity,
drive mode, battery remaining, remaining no. of recordable images, with illumination
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
Flash sync speed
1/200 sec. with SteadyShot INSIDE, 1/250 sec. without SteadyShot INSIDE
JPEG (DCF2.0 and Exif 2.21 compliant, DPOF supported), RAW (Sony ARW 2.1 format), RAW
Aspect ratio 3:2>
size: 6048 x
4032 (24M), M size: 4400 x 2936 (13M), S size: 3024 x 2016 (6.1M)
Image-sensor shift mechanism
SteadyShot scale and camera-shake warning in the viewﬁnder
<Aspect ratio 16:9>
3408 (21M), M size: 4400 x 2472 (11M), S size: 3024 x 1704 (5.2M)
APS-C size capture>
L size: 3984 x 2656 (11M), M size: 2896 x 1928 (5.6M), S size: 1984 x 1320 (2.6M)
Equivalent to approx. 2.5 to 4 steps in shutter speeds
(varies according to shooting conditions and lens used)
External ﬂash units
system ﬂash units (optional)
ADI, Pre-ﬂash TTL
3/5 frames, +/- 3
EV (0.3/0.5 EV steps selectable)
Autoﬂash, Fill-ﬂash, Rear Sync, Wireless16
RAW, cRAW (compressed), RAW
JPEG (Fine), cRAW (compressed) JPEG (Fine),
Image quality modes
Extra Fine, Fine, Standard
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,
Type II, UDMA Mode
CompactFlash (Type compliant), Microdrive
, Slow Sync, High-speed Sync
3/5 frames, 0.3/0.5/0.7/2.015 EV step selectable
Dual slot for Memory Stick Duo/CompactFlash, selectable with Quick Navi or from Setup Menu
Long exposure NR: On/Off selectable, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
High ISO NR: High/Normal/Low/Off selectable at ISO 1600 or higher
sRGB/Adobe RGB selectable from Recording Menu
Built in, adaptable to the sync terminal of the opposite polarity
Single, Continuous (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10 sec.
Mirror Lockup, Remote Commander
Continuousshootingspeed Hi: approx 5 3
frames per sec. (max.), Lo: approx. frames per sec. (max.)
sec. delay selectable),
image styles: Standard/ Vivid/Neutral/Clear/Deep/Light /Portrait/
Landscape/Sunset/Night View/Autumn Leaves/B&W/Sepia
No. of frames recordable Standard: 285, Fine: 105, Extra Fine: 11, RAW: 12, cRAW: 12, RAW & JPEG: 10, cRAW & JPEG: 10
Adjustable parameter: Contrast / Saturation / Sharpness / Brightness / Zone Matching14
settings can be registered.
Modes: Off/Standard/Advanced Auto/Advanced (Lv
DRO Advanced Bracketing: frames, Hi Lo selectable
Single (with or without shooting information, with 4 previous / following images,
RGB histogram highlight/shadow warning), 4/9/25-frame index view,
enlarged display modes (max. zoom ratio: size: 19x, size: 14x, size: 9.4x)
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash
Color Temperature (2500 9900K) with color ﬁlter (19-step magenta
Custom (3 settings can be registered)
frames, Hi Lo level selectable
Computer interface type USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Mass Storage/Multi LUN/PTP/PC Remote Control
HDMI mini connector, 1080i/720p/SD selectable (optional HDMI cable required)
Wired control: Remote Commander RM-S1AM/RM-L1AM (optional)
Wireless control: with supplied Remote Commander
PhotoTV HD supported
No. of focus points
TTL phase detection system
CCD line sensors
Supported OS Environments
points (center dual-cross type) with 10 assist points
Windows 2000 Professional/ Windows XP/ Windows Vista
Mac OS X (v. 10.13 or later)
EV 18 (at ISO 100)
Single-shot AF (AF-S), Automatic AF (AF-A), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF),
Manual Focus (MF)
Wide, Spot, Local (9 local focus areas, selectable with multi selector)
AF micro adjustment (+/- 20-step increments for up to 30 different lenses), predictive control,
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, PictBridge
One Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FM500H, one CR2025 for Wireless Remote Commander
Approx. 880 shots (measured using CIPA standards)
focus lock, AF illuminator (LED, Range: approx.
1 – 7 m, Auto /
External power source AC Adaptor/Charger AC-VQ900AM (optional)
Type: TTL metering
Cell: 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Range: EV 0 – 20 (EV 2 – 20 in spot metering mode) (at ISO 100 with F1.4 lens)
Modes: Multi Segment, Center-weighted, Spot
116.9 x x 4-5/8 x
81.9 mm (6-1/8 3-1/4 in.) (excl. protrusions)
(1 lb 14 oz) (w/o battery, memory card, accessories)
(32 104 degrees F)
Modes: Auto, ProgramAuto (P, with program shift), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M)
Exposure compensation: +/-3 EV, 0.3 / 0.5 EV steps selectable
Bracketing: 3 / 5 frames selectable, single or continuous selectable, 0.3 / 0. 5/ 0.7 / 2.015 EV steps selectable
Fixed eye-level, pentaprism
(with 50mm lens at inﬁnity, -1m-1
-3.0 to +1.0
Approx. 20 mm from the eyepiece (at -1
Spherical acute matte screen (Type G). User-replaceable Type
(super-spherical acute matte type) available (both types optional)
Speciﬁcations are based on the information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.
(grid type) and
AF area, spot AF area, spot metering area, shooting area for aspect ratio 16:9, APS-C size area
Flash compensation, ﬂash charging, wireless ﬂash, high-speed sync, manual focus, focus signal,
shutter speed, aperture, EV scale, AE lock, shot-remaining counter, camera shake warning,
SteadyShot scale, aspect ratio 16:9
The body cap of 900 uses polyamide 11 vegetable-based plastic derived from castor oil.
Number of recordable frames for single media (Aspect ratio 3:2,image size L 24MB / M 13MB / S 6.1MB)
Memory Stick Duo
944 1517 1169 1896 3048 2369 3844 6179
662 1152 779 1330 2315 1579 2697 4694
962 1547 1185 1922 3090 2370 3844 6180
675 1175 790 1348 2347 1580 2697 4694
606 1094 687 1229 2219
614 1109 687 1229 2219
When you shoot with aspect ratio set to [16:9], or with APS/C size Capture function [On], you can record more frames than shown above.
However, when you record an image in RAW format with 16:9 aspect ratio, number of recordable frames is the same as with 3:2 aspect ratio.
For further details, please visit our website and go to ”Support.”
Effective megapixels (approx.).
Stabilization effect varies according to lens and shooting conditions.
Available in winter 2008/2009.
11Accepts high-speed CompactFlash UDMA, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick Duo media.
12For use with DSLR-A900, an application update is required.
Not waterproof or splashproof.
D-Range Optimizer Advanced-use techhology provided by Apical Limited.
Mac OS not supported.
Compatible operating system: factory preinstalled only.
64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
Compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTV and HDMI cable (sold separately) required for PhotoTV HD viewing.
Speciﬁcations of the BRAVIA HDTV shown vary according to market region.
Please access http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/accy/gps/ for more information.
13DT lenses are not recommended for use with 35mm full-frame sensors due to their differing
image circle size, which may affect light metering accuracy in certain shooting situations.
14Saturation cannot be set for B&W and Sepia.
152.0 EV bracketing limited to
16HVL-F58AM, HVL-F56AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-F36AM supported;
full multi-ﬂash functionality requires at least one HVL-F58AM unit.
Viewable area, measured diagonally.
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Printed in USA