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Sony α (the lower case to Greek letter alpha, often transliterated as Sony Alpha), is a camera system introduced on 5 June 2006. [1]

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Alpha (uppercase, lowercase; ἄλφα, álpha, modern pronunciation álfa) is the first letter of the Greek alphabet.

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An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area.

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Bayonet mount

A bayonet mount (mainly as a method of mechanical attachment, as for fitting a lens to a camera) or bayonet connector (for electrical use) is a fastening mechanism consisting of a cylindrical male side with one or more radial pins, and a female receptor with matching L-shaped slot(s) and with spring(s) to keep the two parts locked together.

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Beam splitter

A beam splitter is an optical device that splits a beam of light in two.

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CompactFlash (CF) is a flash memory mass storage device used mainly in portable electronic devices.

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Digital Photography Review

Digital Photography Review, also known as DPReview, is a website about digital cameras and digital photography, established in November 1998.

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Digital single-lens reflex camera

A digital single-lens reflex camera (also called digital SLR or DSLR) is a digital camera that combines the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, as opposed to photographic film.

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Exmor is the name of a technology Sony implemented on some of their CMOS image sensors.

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Greek language

Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a proprietary audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from an HDMI-compliant source device, such as a display controller, to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.

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Hot shoe

Canon EOS 350D Hot shoe Proprietary hot shoe used by Minolta and older Sony cameras (Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D) A hot shoe is a mounting point on the top of a camera to attach a flash unit and other compatible accessories.

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IISO flash shoe

iISO (intelligent ISO) flash shoe (aka "reversed" hotshoe) is the unofficial name for the proprietary accessory flash attachment and control interface used on Minolta cameras since the i-series introduced in 1988, and subsequently Konica Minolta and later Sony α DSLRs and NEX-7 up to 2012.

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Image circle

The image circle is the cross section of the cone of light transmitted by a lens or series of lenses.

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Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Konica Minolta

is a Japanese multinational technology company headquartered in Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, with offices in 49 countries worldwide.

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List of Sony A-mount cameras

Sony released the following A-mount cameras since 2006.

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List of Sony A-mount lenses

Sony released the following SAL (for: Sony A-mount Lens) lenses for Sony A-mount cameras since 2006.

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Memory Stick

Memory Stick is a removable flash memory card format, originally launched by Sony in late 1998.

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Minolta A-mount system

The Minolta A-mount camera system was a line of photographic equipment from Minolta.

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Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera

A mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) features a single, removable lens and uses a digital display system rather than an optical viewfinder.

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Multi Interface Shoe

The Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe or MIS) is a proprietary camera hotshoe introduced by Sony in 2012, replacing an assortment of other proprietary hotshoes used by Sony in various types of cameras in the past.

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Ring flash

A ring flash is a circular photographic electronic flash that fits around a camera lens.

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Secure Digital

Secure Digital (SD) is a non-volatile memory card format developed by the SD Card Association (SDA) for use in portable devices.

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is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo.

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Sony Alpha 55

The Sony α55 (model variants SLT-A55V with GPS, SLT-A55 without GPS depending on country) is a midrange-level SLT camera, released in August 2010.

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Sony Alpha 77

Announced by Sony on August 24, 2011 the Sony α77 was the flagship for Sony's midrange Alpha SLT camera line.

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Sony Alpha 900

The α900 (DSLR-A900) is a full-frame digital SLR camera, produced by Sony.

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Sony E-mount

The E-mount is a lens mount designed by Sony for their NEX ("New E-mount eXperience") and ILCE series of camcorders and mirrorless cameras.

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Sony α

Sony α (the lower case to Greek letter alpha, often transliterated as Sony Alpha), is a camera system introduced on 5 June 2006.

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Sony α Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 ZA

The Sonnar T* 135 mm 1.8 ZA (SAL-135F18Z) is a high-quality wide-aperture prime telephoto lens compatible with cameras using the Sony α lens mount.

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Sony α Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA

The Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16–80 mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA (SAL-1680Z) is a high-quality zoom lens compatible with cameras using the Sony α, and Minolta AF lens mounts.

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Sony SLT camera

Single-Lens Translucent (SLT) is a Sony proprietary designation for Sony Alpha cameras which employ a pellicle mirror, electronic viewfinder, and phase-detection autofocus system.

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is a Japanese company manufacturing photographic lenses, optical components and commercial/industrial-use optics.

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, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_α

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