Sony extends its line of entry level DSLRs with the A560, which also records full HD videos. Listed below are its technical specifications, latest features and price.

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Sony A560

Like it is difficult to predict whether the chicken came first or the egg, it is equally difficult to predict whether the entry level DSLR was marketed aggressively leading to increased interest in photography in the common masses or the other way round. Whatever be the case, entry level DSLRs are here to stay, which has been stated over and over again. They are meant for the first time enthusiast who would like to understand the intricacies of photography, in terms of setting exposure levels and how they affect the picture. Those who would like to have more control in their hands rather than the usual compact camera, no matter how sophisticated it claims to be, can offer would instantly choose the entry level DSLR. Sony too seems to have understood this fact and has thus come up with some good DSLRs for the first timers. It continues this line with 560, which is a 14.2mp DSLR, which also records movie in HD mode.

Design and Functioning

Weighing a tad less than 600g, the Sony A560 need not beg to be taken seriously. Though made of plastic, it could easily pass for a professional camera made with magnesium alloy. One of its most endearing features is its responsiveness as the camera is capable of shooting at a speed of upto 7 frames per second. This is possible due to the presence of the new-generation Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor processor at the heart of the camera. Together with the latest iteration of Sonys powerful BIONZ imaging processor, it supports high-speed continuous shooting plus a sophisticated range of digital image compositing and processing functions. Pressing just one dedicated video button would instantly let the user record movies in full HD mode. This camera also promises cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures using different algorithms for still and moving parts of the picture reduces blur, minimizes noise and enables extraordinary detail. Sony 560 also features a tiltable LCD, which allows the user to frame high and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit or miss. The LCD tilts up or down 90 degrees to capture a child's first steps or shoot over a crowd. This camera also provides for a Graphic display, which clarifies the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results. It is compatible with both MemoryStick Duo/ProDuo as well as SD/SDHC cards.

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Sony A560 Price India
Price: Rs. 48,480.00Resolution: 14.20 MP

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Technical Specifications of Sony A560
OverviewCamera type DSLR
Battery (Type) Li-Ion
DimensionsWidth (mm) 137
Depth (mm) 84
Height (mm) 104
Weight 599g
LensShutter Speed (seconds) 1/4000-30
ISO rating Auto, 100 - 12800
Interchangeability Yes
Lens Mount Sony A-mount
Brand Sony A-mount
Image SensorType CMOS
Total Resolution(MP) 14.60
Effective Resolution(MP) 14.20
Dust Reduction System Yes
MemoryCard Type Memory Stick Duo
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Manual or Automatic
Aperture Manual or Automatic
White Balance Manual or Automatic
Focus Manual or Automatic
Image Stabilization Automatic
Shooting Modes Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
Built in Flash Automatic
External flash support Automatic
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge Yes
Hdmi NA
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Self Timer 2.00
Face Detection Yes
Af Assist Lamp NA
Movie Mode NA
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Histogram Yes
Last Updated on : August 31, 2010

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