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Troubleshooting ¶ 

Please refer to the Troubleshooting Page if you are having difficulties with the Sony Alpha SLT-A55V.

Background and Identification ¶ 

The Sony Alpha SLT-A55V was released on September 21, 2010. Sony Alpha cameras are identified by the Greek letter alpha in the top right hand corner of the front of the camera. This model can be differentiated from other alpha models by α55 in the top left corner of front of the device. The SLT in the model name stands for Single-Lens Translucent which refers to having a fixed beam splitter in the image path.

When recording a video, the Sony Alpha SLT-A55V provide features such as phase-detection AF and very fast continuous shooting rates (10 fps). The sensors in this model is at very high resolution with 16.2 million effective pixels. It can shoot videos at 1080 HD resolution.

Technical Specifications ¶ 

Sensors ¶ 

APS-C 'Exmor' APS HD CMOS sensor

16.7 million total pixels

16.2 million effective pixels

RGB (Primary) color filter array

Continuous shooting ¶ 

Continuous Advance Priority AE: max10fps

Continuous: 6fps

GPS ¶ 

Built-in - records orientation and elevation data.

Buffer in continuous shooting ¶ 

JPEG Fine: 35 frames

JPEG Standard: 39 frames

RAW: 20 frames

RAW + JPEG: 20 frames

Battery life (approx - CIPA) ¶ 

EVF: 330 images

LCD: 380 images

Weight (body only) ¶ 

441 g (15.6 oz)

Additional Information ¶ 

Sony Alpha SLT-A55V Support Page

Wikipedia: Sony Alpha SLT-A55V

Video Teardown of the Sony Alpha SLT-A55V

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