Media Type And Image Sizes
LCD Monitor: The DSLR-A200K uses a 2.7"
Clear Photo LCD Plus screen with adjustable brightness. This design makes it easy to read the camera's
setup menus even in bright sunlight and gives you better visibility when you use
the screen to view your recorded images. The LCD monitor cannot be used
as a viewfinder to shoot.
Optical Viewfinder: The DSLR-A200K uses a fixed eye-level system with
pentamirror which allows for a 95%
field of view. The LCD monitor turns off when looking into the viewfinder.
Eye-Start Autofocus System:
This system allows the DSLR-A200K camera to begin its precision autofocus
adjustment the moment you bring your eye to the viewfinder which allows you
capture fast-action subjects.
10.2 MP Super HAD CCD: A large 23.6 x15.8mm APS-C
size imager with Sony's advanced design allows more light to pass to each pixel,
increasing the sensitivity and reducing noise. This technology provides greater
detail when you make big prints or crop in close on your subject. The camera'
Super HAD CCD features 10,800,000 gross pixels and 10,200,000 effective pixels.
To keep the CCD imager clean for better pictures, the DSLR-A200K camera utilizes
both static-free anti-dust coating on the CCD filter and ant-dust vibration that
automatically shakes the CCD to dislodge dust each time the camera is shut off.
Super Steadyshot In-Camera Image Stabilization:
When you shoot in low light, the shutter remains open longer; so to compensate
for shaky hands or fast-moving subjects allowing the Super Steadyshot system
to automatically reduce image blur. Because the feature is built into the camera
and not the lens you will get the benefit of Super SteadyShot stabilization with
every compatible lens you use.
Bionz Image Processor: By using hardware-based LSI (Large Scale Integrated) circuitry
that responds ten times faster than software image processors the camera's
response time is faster, the Dynamic Range Optimization processing is improved
and battery life is extended.
Dynamic Range Optimizer: To recover details in dark or bright areas of the picture, the
DSLR-200K camera provides two levels of Dynamic Range Optimization:
- Normal Pro:
This setting improves shadow detail using standard gamma curves for fast
shot-to-shot response time.
- Advanced Pro:
This setting adjusts the dynamic range area-by-area for the greatest
Shooting Mode: You can set the
shutter button to shoot in six methods using the camera's Drive button.
- Single Frame Advance: Default setting for standard picture taking.
Shoots single picture with each press of Drive button.
- Shooting Continuously: When you press and hold the shutter button, the camera
records the images continuously at three images per second.
You can set the camera to two different self-timers.
- 10 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be
released about 10 seconds later. This is convenient when the
photographer wants to appear in a photo.
- 2 Second:
After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 2
seconds later. This is convenient to reduce camera-shake.
- Continuous Exposure Bracket:
The camera can shoot three continuous images with the exposures shifted
automatically. It uses 2 settings.
- Bracket 0.3Ev continuous:
This setting shoots images continuously with exposure value shifted by
plus or minus 0.3 step.
- Bracket 0.7Ev continuous:
This setting shoots images continuously with the exposure value shifted
by plus or minus 0.7 step.
- Single Exposure Bracket: The camera can shoot frame by frame with exposure value
shifted automatically. It uses 2 settings.
- Bracket 0.3Ev single:
This setting shoots images frame by frame with the exposure value
shifted by plus or minus 0.3 step.
- Bracket 0.7Ev single:
This setting shoots images frame by frame with the exposure value
shifted by plus or minus 0.7 step.
- White Balance Bracket Shooting:
Based on the selected white balance, and color temperature, three pictures
are taken while automatically shifting the color temperature. One shot
records three frames of an image in following order - image with "normal
white balance", image with "paler colors", and image with "reddish colors".
The camera uses two setting for this feature.
- Bracket WB (L): This setting shifts the white balance by 10 mired (a unit
to indicate the color conversion quality in color temperature filters)
when taking a picture.
- Bracket WB (H):
Shifts the white balance by 20 mired when taking a picture.
Focus Modes: The Sony DSLR-A200K features Auto Focus and Manual Focus.
The camcorder's 9-Point Center Cross AF Sensor features a fast focus motor and
improved focus control which help bring images into sharp definition more
quickly, with predictive focus control that automatically calculates the
position of a fast-moving subject. You can change the auto focus mode
and the auto focus area to suit your shooting application.
- Manual Focus:
When it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode, you can adjust
the focus manually.
- AF (Auto focus) Mode: You can select between 4 modes.
- Single-Shot AF:
This mode is used when shooting a motionless subject
- Continuous AF:
This mode is used when the subject is in motion.
- Automatic AF:
This mode automatically switches between single-shot AF and
continuous AF depending on the subject's motion.
- AF (Auto focus) Area: You can select between 3 settings.
- Wide AF Area:
The camera determines which of the nine local focus frames is used
in focusing with the wide focus frame.
- Spot AF Area: The camera uses the spot focus frame exclusively.
- Local AF Area:
You can choose a local focus frame from the nine frames.
Focus Lock: Focus Lock can be used to change the composition
after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in a
focus area in the final composition.
Exposure Modes: The Sony DSLR-A200K features the following exposure
- Auto Adjustment: This mode allows easy shooting with settings adjusted
automatically depending entirely on the camera
- Scene Selection: This mode allows you to shot with preset settings according
to the scene.
This setting shoots with the backgrounds blurred out and the subject is
- Landscape: This setting shoots scenery with vivid and sharp colors.
This setting shoots close subjects such as flowers or insects. You can
achieve clear and sharp focus.
- Sports Actions:
This setting shoots moving subjects outdoors or in bright places.
This setting shoots the red of the sunset beautifully.
- Night View/Portrait: This shutter speed is slower so using a tripod is
- Night Portrait: This setting shoots portraits in dark places. Pull up flash to use
- Night View:
This setting shoot night scenes at a distance without losing the
dark atmosphere of the surroundings. Do not use the flash on this
- Program Auto: This mode allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted
automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value). You can
temporarily change the aperture value and shutter speed combination that was
adjusted by the camera using two methods.
- P/s shift:
You can choose the desired shutter speed and the aperture value is
- P/a shift:
You can choose the desired aperture value and the shutter speed is
- Aperture Priority: This mode allow you to shoot after adjusting the aperture
value manually. You can adjust the amount of light that passes through the
- Shutter Speed Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter
- High Shutter Speed:
The moving subject appears as if frozen on the image.
- Slow Shutter Speed: The moving subject appears as if it were flowing.
- Manual Exposure:
This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure manually (Both
the shutter speed and the aperture value).
- Manual Shift:
You can change the shutter speed and aperture value combination without
changing the exposure in manual mode.
- Bulb (Long Exposure) Shooting:
In this setting as long as the shutter button is pressed, the shutter
remains open. You can shoot trails of light, such as fireworks.
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the
value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can
adjust the exposure from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
AE Lock: You
can fix the exposure before deciding on the composition when taking a picture.
This is effective when the metering object and focusing object are different or
when you want to shoot continuously while keep the same exposure value.
Expanded ISO Sensitivity: Broad sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO
3200 enables the DSLR-A200K to capture beautiful color images even in very dim
light with High ISO Noise Reduction technology that reduces picture noise
artifacts at high-sensitivity ISO 1600 and ISO 3200 settings by eliminating
noise from RAW data after analog-to-digital conversion.
This Metering mode allows the camera to measure the brightness of a subject from the
following three methods:
This method divides the whole screen into 40 segments to measure light.
- Center Weighted:
While emphasizing the central area of the screen, this method measure
the average brightness of the entire screen.
- Spot: This method measure light only in the spot metering
circle in the center of the frame.
White Balance (WB): You
can adjust the color tones according to the lighting conditions. There are
six preset modes:
- Daylight: This mode adjusts for outdoors and sunlit subjects.
- Shade: This mode adjust for shady conditions on a clear day.
- Cloudy: This mode adjust for a cloudy sky.
- Tungsten: This mode adjusts for place where lighting conditions
- Fluorescent: This mode adjusts for florescent lighting.
- Flash: This mode adjusts for flash conditions.
- Custom: In a scene where the ambient light consists of multiple
types of light source, use of the custom white balance feature is
recommended in order to accurately produce the whiteness.
Flash Mode: The Sony DSLR-A200K features a built-in flash. In a dark
location, using the flash allows you to shoot the subject brightly and it also
helps to prevent camera shake. When shooting into the sun, you can use the flash
to shoot a bright image of the backlit subject. The camera offers the following
- Autoflash: In auto mode the flash automatically fires if it is dark
or against light.
- Fill-Flash: In this mode the flash fires
whenever the built-in flash is pulled up.
- Rear Sync: In rear sync mode the objects
illuminated by other light sources are captured first, then the flash is
- Slow Sync: Slow sync shooting allows you to shoot a clear image
of both the subject and the background by slowing the shutter speed. In this
mode the flash fires whenever the built-in flash pops up.
- Wireless: The camera can use the
flash light to transmit signal to an external off-camera flash to
produce a more three-dimensional image. (Requires optional HVL-56AM or
- Flash Off: The flash will not fire even if the built-in flash
Flash Compensation: When shooting with the flash, you can adjust the amount of flash light alone, without
changing the exposure compensation. You can only change exposure of a main
subject which is within the flash range.
AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator
enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. The AF assist
illuminator will operate within a 1.8125" range.
Creative Style: The
Creative Style function has combination of color tone, white balance, contrast,
saturation and sharpness presets that are best for various shooting
conditions and purposes:
- Standard: This setting reproduces various scenes with rich
gradation and beautiful color.
- Vivid: This setting reproduces memorable scenery such as blue
sky, sunsets, spring greenery, and autumn leaves with deep and vivid
This setting accentuates the subject and softly reproduces skin tones.
This setting reproduces the scenery with vivid and sharp colors.
This setting beautifully reproduces the red of the sunset.
- Night View:
This setting reproduces the light area vividly and the dark area
- B & W: This setting is for monochrome images.
- Adobe RGB: This setting uses the Adobe RGB color space.
Note: Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness can be adjusted
for each Creative Style mode
Noise Reduction: This feature is used to reduce the
grainy noise typical in a long exposure.
Histogram Display: A histogram is the luminance distribution that shows how many pixels of a
particular brightness exists in a picture. The histogram display of this camera
shows the brightness on the horizontal axis (left side is black, right side is
white) and the number of pixels on the vertical axis.
Lithium Ion Battery with Stamina Power: The supplied NP-FM500H Lithium
Ion rechargeable battery lets you take up to 750 shots on a full charge based on
CIPA standard. It recharges quickly with supplied the battery charger.
Protect: You can protect images against accidental erasure.
Auto Review: This feature allows you to check a recorded image on the
LCD monitor right after the shooting.
Playback Screen: There are 3 display settings to view you pictures back.
- Single Image Screen: This setting allows you to view one picture at a time.
- Folder Screen: This setting allows you to display your images by folders.
Each folder contains nine images that will display on the screen.
- Index Screen: This setting allows you to view your pictures four, nine, or
twenty-five images at a time.
- Slide Show: Plays back all recorded image in order in a Slide
Show fashion. The slide show automatically stops after all the images have
been played back.
Rotating an Image:
You can rotate a playback image upside down or horizontally. You can copy
rotated images to a computer depending on your computer's software.
Enlarge Images: This camera allows you to enlarge an image for closer
examination up to 12x.
Viewing Images on a TV Screen:
The camera comes with a 60" video composite cable to hook up to your TV so you
can view your still images back on your television.
Printing Options: There are fours ways you can print your pictures from your camera.
Printing directly using a
PictBridge compliant printer.
Printing directly using a Memory
Stick Duo, CF Card or Microdrive compliant printer:
Printing using a computer with
the supplied software and requirements.
Printing from a picture station
at a retail shop.
Optics: The camera kit features a Sony DT
18-70mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
- DT Lens Design: This is a more
compact, lightweight lens designed specifically for the APS-size CCD imager
used in the Sony DSLR-A200K
- Aspherical Lens Elements: This allows
the lens to correct visual abnormalities at wide-angle setting, enabling the
lightweight lens to capture more visually accurate wide--angle shots.
- ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass: This
technology reduces color abnormalities at telephoto extension, correcting
certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined
- Circular Aperture: The aperture
blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots
which allows spot-light sources to have a pleasing circular defocused effect
Zooming: The lens allows you to rotate the
zooming ring to set the desired focal length. The lens features a 3.9x optical
Focusing: The lens can be used in the
auto-focus or manual focus mode.
- Auto-Focus: when using the
auto-focus, the camera focuses the lens automatically. Do not touch the
focus ring when the camera is set to auto-focus
- Manual Focus: when using the manual
focus rotate the focusing ring while looking through the viewfinder
Lens Hood: It is recommended that you use
the supplied lens hood to reduce fare and ensure maximum image quality.
Media Type And Image Sizes
Multi Media Options:
The DSLR-a200K camera accepts both CompactFlash Type I/II media (Optional),
Microdrive, and Memory Stick Duo media (requires an optional Memory Stick Duo to Compact Flash adapter, sold separately).
The Sony DSLR-A200K will shoot both RAW and JPEG formats. Selecting the
appropriate image compression rate determines the image quality of your pictures.
You can choose from the following Quality Modes.
A RAW file is the raw material to be processed on the computer for
- RAW & JPEG (RAW+J): A RAW image and a JPEG image are created at the same
time. This is suitable when you need two image files (a JPEG for viewing
and a RAW for editing).
JPEG format for capturing still images in high quality.
- Standard (STD): This JPEG format will allow more images to be recorded
but the image quality will be lower.
Image Size: You can set the image size you want to record to one of the
following based on the aspect ratio you set.
- 3:2 Aspect Ratio: L:10M (3872 x 2592 pixels), M:5.6M (2896 x 1936
pixels), or S:2.5M (1920 x 1280 pixels)
- 16:9 Aspect Ratio: L:8.4M (3872 x 2176 pixels), M4.7M (2896 x
1632 pixels), or S2.1M (1920 x 1088 pixels)
Image Capacity: The number of recordable images when the camcorder is
set to Image Size L10M and an aspect ratio of 3:2.
|Size / Capacity ||1GB ||2GB ||4GB ||8GB |
|Standard ||325 ||653 ||1307 ||2606 |
|Fine ||241 ||484 ||969 ||1933 |
|Raw & JPEG ||48 ||98 ||198 ||397 |
|RAW ||61 ||124 ||250 ||500 |