The more grippable successor to the A380 is a lot like, well, the A380.
Imaging: 14.2MP effective, APS-C-sized CCD sensor captures images at 4592x3056 pixels with 12 bits/color in RAW mode.
Storage: Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD, and SDHC. Stores JPEG, ARW RAW, and RAW + JPEG files.
Burst Rate: Full-sized JPEGS (Fine mode): 2.5 frames per second up to card capacity. RAW (12-bit): Up to 6 shots at 2.5 fps.
AF System: TTL phase detection with 9 illuminated focus points (1 center cross-type). Single-shot and continuous with tracking. Tested sensitivity down to 0 EV (manufacturer’s rating) at ISO 100, f/1.4.
Live View AF: TTL phase detection, as above.
Shutter speeds: 1/4000 to 30 sec plus B (1/3-EV increments).
Metering: TTL metering using 40-segment honeycomb pattern evaluative, center-weighted, partial and spot-metering, EV 2–20 EV (ISO 100).
ISO Range: ISO 100–3200(in 1-EV increments).
Flash: built-in pop-up TTL autoflash with +/- 2-EV exposure compensation (1/3-EV increments), GN 33 (ISO 100, feet), covers 18mm lens field of view. Flash sync to 1/160 sec. Dedicated Sony/Minolta hot-shoe and wireless control of optional flash. Viewfinder: Fixed eye- level pentamirror.
LCD: 2.7-in. TFT with 230,400-dot resolution.
Output: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, mini HDMI video.
Battery: Rechargeable nP-Fh50 Li- ion, CIPA rating, 510 shots with optical viewfinder, 230 shots in live view mode.
Size/Weight: 5.1x3.9x3.4 in., 1.2 lb with card and battery.
Street Price: $600 with 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 Sony DT Sam lens.
For info: www.sonystyle.com