The Sony Alpha A500 offers a crisp, high-contrast 3-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus screen with the same tilt range for clear, comfortable composition and to review shots. The Sony A500 SLR camera also features a clear, bright optical viewfinder with wide 95% field coverage for framing and focusing as an alternative to live view shooting.
Exceptional picture quality, super-fast response and maximum shooting versatility come together with the Sony a500 DSLR camera. A 12.3 megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor and BIONZ image processing engine deliver amazing image quality with high-sensitivity shooting at up to ISO12800. You can also expand your shooting opportunities with two Live View modes, Quick Auto Focus Live View and Manual Focus Check Live View. Plus, a 9-area tracking auto focus system makes it possible to capture high-speed shots with a fast shutter speed and up to 5 frames/sec continuous shooting. And it's easy to frame high and low-angle shots on the tiltable 3.0" LCD.
Sony Alpha 500 digital SLR camera : The feature-packed Sony DSLR-A500 camera makes it easier than ever to capture beautiful pictures, carefree family portraits, stunning holiday memories and action-packed scenes. The 12.3 megapixels Sony A500 is packed with advanced technology that combines the spontaneity and freedom of Live View shooting with generous possibilities to realise your creative vision. At the heart of the Sony A500 SLR camera is a new Exmor CMOS sensor that ensures crisp low-noise images, packed with fine detail and vibrant colours. Sharing powerful on-chip noise reduction techniques with the full-frame DSLR-A900, this advanced sensor works with processing algorithms handled by the high-speed BIONZ engine to deliver premium images plus razor-sharp shooting responses.|
The Sony A500 camera lets you capture even more incredible moments without the worry of running out of power. The rechargeable battery pack of the A500 allows up to 1000 shots (CIPA test, approx. figure) - the highest capacity of any Alpha series digital SLR camera battery to date. If you’re hungry for even more shooting stamina, the new VG-B50AM Vertical Control Grip holds up to two NP-FM500H batteries. This premium grip gives Sony Alpha A500 users an incredible 2,000 shot maximum capacity, with automatic switchover between batteries and accurate display of power remaining in % increments on the camera’s LCD. An additional shutter release and dual controls support comfortable, accurate shooting in either portrait or landscape positions.