The Sony Alpha A55 digital SLT is a revolutionary new ultra-compact interchangeable-lens camera that features Translucent Mirror Technology to offer lightning-quick and precise auto-focus for both still-photo and Full HD movie shooting, via either the finder or LCD monitor. In combination with this technology the 16.2 megapixel Exmor? APS HD CMOS sensor is capable of recording still photos at a rate of up to 10 frames per second, as well as full 1920×1080i HD movies. The Sony Alpha A55 Digital SLT brings technology and performance usually reserved for the most expensive top-end pro cameras and makes it available to all.
16.2 effective megapixels – High-resolution Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor for low-noise, ultra-responsive still image and HD video shooting, even in low light
BIONZ processor with dual Noise reduction – Powerful image processing engine incorporates new algorithms for very high quality, low noise images with rich tonal gradation
Translucent Mirror Technology – Replaces DSLR moving mirror with fixed translucent mirror: enables ultra-fast shooting with speedy, accurate phase detection AF
Ultra high-speed continuous shooting – Capture fast-moving action at up to 10fps in Continuous Priority AE mode, with accurate autofocus tracking of moving subjects
Quick AF Full HD movie shooting – Record detail-packed Full HD videos in AVCHD 1080i or MP4 format: with rapid, accurate AF tracking, even with moving subjects.