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It has a 10.2 megapixel image sensor, 2.5" LCD screen is equipped with a shake reduction technology.

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Pros

Uses CompactFlash instead of Sony Memory Stick

6 agree

Has an anti-dust system

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Includes image stabilization

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10.2 megapixels

4 agree

Compatible Minolta Flashes too

3 agree

Uses 90% of Minolta Lenses

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Cons

Image stabilization is done at the sensor instead of the lens

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Noisy image above ISO400

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Unable to write to more than 2500 files (using 16GB CF, error msg shows after 2500+ images on flash card)

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Noisy Shutter

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The Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 is a digital single lens reflex (D-SLR), and Sony's first entry in to this space by leveraging the technology coming from their acquisition of Konica-Minolta's SLR technologies in March 2006. It has a 10.2 megapixel image sensor, 2.5" LCD screen is equipped with a shake reduction technology, and an anti-dust system. Sony opted to use the more standard CompactFlash storage device over it's proprietary Memory Stick. The Alpha 100 is priced around $1000 when bought with the included 18-70 mm lens, and comes in at the high end of the entry level market.

Features
  • Sony's first D-SLR since their acquisition of Konica-Minolta SLR technology
  • 10.2 mpx image sensor
  • 2.5" LCD screen
  • 40-segment metering
  • anti-dust system:
    • indium tin oxide coating to avoid static build-up
    • camera actually shakes the dust-off when turned off
  • rechargeable lithium-ion battery takes around 750 shots at full charge
  • price: $1000 /w 18-70mm lens
Post Review
Bongmunoz
11/30/2007 02:39

I think sensor-based image stabilization is an advantage; it works with any lens.

Whipdaddy
11/28/2007 04:18

Wow, I can't believe Sony has strayed from their beloved proprietary memory stick' and are using CompactFlash! Does anyone know why canon uses Compact Flash and Nikon uses SD or what the difference is between the Compact Flash and SD memory cards?

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