Sony alpha 200 User Manual (en)

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512 MB             1 GB               2 GB               4 GB               8 GB
Memory Stick Duo 
(3:2 = 5.6 MB / 16:9 = 4.7 MB)
512 MB             1 GB               2 GB               4 GB               8 GB
Image size: L
Standard
Fine
RAW + JPEG
RAW
Standard
Fine
Image size: M
Standard
Fine
Image size: S
Memory Stick Duo 
(3:2 = 2.5 MB / 16:9 = 2.1 MB)
512 MB             1 GB               2 GB               4 GB               8 GB
Main specifications of     200
White Balance
Modes
Bracketing 
Focus Control
Type
Sensor
No. of focus point
Sensitivity range
Modes
Focus area
Other features 
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash
Color Temperature / Color filter, Custom
3 exposures, H/L level selectable
TTL phase detection system
CCD line sensors
9 points
EV 0  - 18 (at ISO 100)
AF/MF selectable.  AF modes: Single-shot  AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF
Wide, Spot, Local (9 local areas selectable) 
Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-start AF, 
AF illuminator (Built-in flash, Range: approx. 1-5m)
LCD Monitor
Type
Total number of dots
Coverage
Shutter
Type
Speed range
Flash sync speed
2.7-inch type, TFT
230,400 dots
100%
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb 
1/160 sec. 
Printed in Japan
Viewf inder
Type
Coverage
Magnif ication
Diopter adjustment
Eye point
Screen
Fixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror
95%
0.83 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m
-1
 ) 
-2.5 to +1.0 m
-1
Approx. 17.6 mm from the eyepiece lens, 
Approx. 13.5 mm from the eyepiece frame 
Spherical Acute Matte
Drive
Modes
Continuous shooting speed
No. of frames recordable
Playback
Modes
Interface
PC interface
Video output
Single, Continuous, Self-timer (10 sec. / 2 sec. delay selectable)
Max. 3 fps (approx.)
JPEG (L size, Fine): Until memory card is full, RAW: 6 images, RAW+JPEG: 3 images
Single (with or without shooting information, with 4 previous  / following images, 
RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning), 4 / 9 / 25-frame index view, 
enlarged display mode (max. zoom - L size: 12 x, M size: 9.1 x, S size: 6.1 x), 
Image orientation, Slideshow
USB2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage, PTP)
NTSC / PAL selectable
Specifications are based on the information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice. 
Print
Compatible standards
Power
Power source 
External power source
Battery performance
Others
Dimension (WxHxD)
Weight
Operating temperature
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, PictBridge
One Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FM500H 
* NP-FM55H for DSLR-A100 is not usable.
AC Adapter / Charger  AC-VQ900AM (optional) 
Approx. 750 shots (CIPA standard)
Approx. 130.8 x 98.5 x 71.3 mm (5-1/4 x 4 x 2-7/8 in.) (excl. protrusions) 
Approx. 532 g (1 lb 2.8 oz) (w/o batteries, memory card, accessories)
32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)
Supported OS Environments
Windows
Macintosh
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Home Edition / XP Professional / Vista 
Home Basic / Vista Home Premium / Vista Ultimate / Vista Business / Vista Enterprise
Mac OS X (v. 10.13 or later) 
Trademarks & Remarks
*      is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
* Bionz               , Bravia                    , Super SteadyShot,  InfoLITHIUM                    , Memory Stick             ,  Memory Stick PRO                                   , Memory Stick Duo                                  , 
   Memory Stick PRO Duo                                           , and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo                                           are  registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation.
* Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
* Macintosh, Mac OS, iMac, iBook, PowerBook, Power Mac, and eMac are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
* CompactFlash is a registered trademark of SanDisk Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
* Microdrive is a registered trademark of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies in the United States and/or other countries.
* Adobe is a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries
* D-Range Optimizer Advanced uses technology provided by Apical Limited
* All other company and product names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
* The InfoLITHIUM                     is a lithium battery pack which can exchange data with compatible electronic equipment about its energy consumption. 
  Sony recommends that you use the battery pack with electronic equipment that have the                    mark. 
 
System
Camera type
Lens compatibility
Digital SLR camera with built-in flash and interchangeable lenses
Sony    lenses, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses
Exposure Control
Metering
Exposure
Type: TTL metering
Sensor: 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Sensitivity range: EV 1 - 20 (EV 3 - 20 in spot metering mode), 
(at ISO 100 with F1.4 lens)
Modes: Multi segment, Center weighted, Spot
Modes: Program  AE (AUTO, AUTO - Flash Off, P),  Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, 
Scene selection (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night portrait / view)
Exposure compensation:  +/-2.0 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Bracketing:  3  continuous or single exposures selectable, in 0.3 or 0.7-stop increments
325 / 370
241 / 277
48 / 51
61 / 61
2606 / 2960
1933 / 2223
397 / 421
500 / 500
1307 / 1484
  969 / 1115
198 / 210
250 / 250
653 / 741
484 / 556
  98 / 104
124 / 124
166 / 188
123 / 141
24 / 26
31 / 31
240 / 267
185 / 208
3771 / 4185
2903 // 3271
1891 /  2099
1456 /  1641
945 /  1049
727/  819 
471 / 523
 363 / 409
154  / 175
114  / 131
22  / 24
28  / 28
2575  / 2924
1910 / 2196
 392 / 416 
 494 / 494
1283 / 1457
  952 / 1094
146 / 206
246 / 246
649  / 737
481  / 553
145  / 104
124  / 124
316  / 359
234  / 269
47 / 50
60 / 60
3726 / 4135
2869 / 3232
1857 / 2061
1430 / 1611
939 / 1042
723 / 814 
457 / 508
352 / 397
223 / 248
172 / 194
5089/ 5498
4153 / 4555
2537/ 2740
2070 /2270
1283 / 1386
1047 / 1148
625 / 675
510 / 559
306 / 330
249 / 273
Image Sensor
Sensor type
Effective pixels
Total pixels
Anti-Dust system
ISO sensitivity range 
A/D conversion
APS-C type (23.6x15.8mm), with RGB primary color filters
Approx. 10.2 megapixels 
Approx. 10.8 megapixels
Charge protection coating on low pass filter 
and image-sensor shift mechanism
AUTO, 100 to 3200 (in 1-stop increments, Recommended Exposure Index)
12 bits
JPEG (DCF2.0, Exif 2.21), RAW (Sony ARW 2.0 format), RAW + JPEG
<Aspect ratio 3:2>
L size: 3872 x 2592 (10M), M size: 2896 x 1936 (5.6M), S size: 1920 x 1280 (2.5M)
<Aspect ratio 16:9>
L size: 3872 x 2176 (8.4M), M size: 2896 x 1632 (4.7M), S size: 1920 x 1088 (2.1M)
RAW, RAW + JPEG, Fine, Standard
CompactFlash (Type I, Type II), Microdrive 
*Separately sold "Memory Stick Duo Adapter for CompactFlash Slot  
AD-MSCF1" is necessary for use with Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / 
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Long exposure NR: On/Off selectable, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
High ISO NR: On/Off selectable, available at  ISO 1600 or higher
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Creative Style, D-Range Optimizer (Off, Standard, Advanced)
Recording
Recording format
Image size
Image quality modes
Media
Noise reduction 
Color space
Other features
Super SteadyShot
®
 (Image Stabilization) 
Type
Indication
Compensation effect
Image-sensor shift mechanism  
Super SteadyShot scale and Camera-shake warning in the viewfinder 
Equivalent to approx. 2.5 to 3.5 steps in shutter speeds
(varies according to shooting conditions and lens used)
Built-in Flash
Pop-up
Guide number
Flash coverage
Control
Flash compensation
Modes
Flash bracketing
Recycling time
Auto
12 (in meters at ISO 100) 
18 mm (focal length printed on the lens body)
ADI, Pre-flash TTL
+/- 2 EV (in 0.3-stop increments)
Auto (Flash-off), Auto, Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Slow sync, 
High speed sync, Wireless
3 exposures (in 0.3/0.7-stop increments)
Approx. 4 sec.
Number of recordable frames based on compression, image quality and size
System requirements of bundled software 
CompactFlash Card 
(3:2 = 10 MB / 16:9 = 8.4 MB)
Memory Stick Duo 
(3:2 = 10 MB / 16:9 = 8.4 MB)
512 MB             1 GB               2 GB               4 GB               8 GB
CompactFlash Card 
(3:2 = 5.6 MB / 16:9 = 4.7 MB)
512 MB             1 GB               2 GB               4 GB               8 GB
Image size: L
Standard
Fine
RAW + JPEG
RAW
Standard
Fine
Image size: M
Standard
Fine
Image size: S
CompactFlash Card 
(3:2 = 2.5 MB / 16:9 = 2.1 MB)
512 MB             1 GB               2 GB               4 GB               8 GB
5150  /  5564
4203  /  4610
2584 / 2791
2109 /  2313
1291 / 1395
1053 / 1155
 644 / 696
526 / 577
329 / 355
268 / 294
• Numeric figures show the number of frame recordable with 3:2 / 16:9 aspect ratio.
• Optional "Memory Stick Duo Adapter for CompactFlash Slot  AD-MSCF1" is necessary for use with Memory Stick Duo.
• Number of recordable frames may vary depending on the subjects and other shooting conditions.
* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
Note: Factory pre-installed. We do not guarantee proper operation in the upgraded 
environment of the OS stated above.
Image Data Converter SR ver.2.0
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4 / Windows XP SP2* /
Windows Vista*, Mac OS X (v. 10.4 or later)
Image Date Lightbox SR
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4 / Windows XP SP2* / 
Windows Vista*, Mac OS X (v. 10.4 or later)
Picture Motion Browser
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4 / Windows XP SP2* / 
Windows Vista*