Product Code: 1033333

Sony Alpha A500 Digital SLR Camera Body

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The Sony Alpha A500 Digital SLR Camera offers excellent image quality combined with fast and responsive shooting, even when using the Live View option, something that often slows the performance of other cameras. The 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor records images in immaculate detail while the Exmor technology cuts noise in the processing phase meaning that your images retain their quality even when taken in low light. The rear LCD screen allows you to really get the best out of the Live View mode, tilting up or down to make composing the image more comfortable, even if the camera is down low for macro shots or held above your head in a crowd. Combined with a new HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode that automatically merges two exposures to capture highlight and shadow detail, the Sony Alpha A500's ease of use is more than matched by the quality of its output.

Main Features

  • 12.3 effective megapixel Exmor™ CMOS sensor with BIONZ processor for superb high-resolution images with reduced noise and enhanced shooting speed
  • Advanced Quick AF Live View with phase-detection AF for responsive freestyle shooting and fast, accurate autofocus, even with moving subjects
  • Face Detection enhances Quick AF Live View performance, tracking up to 8 faces in scene and optimizing exposure, WB, flash and other settings for beautifully natural skin tones
  • Smile Shutter automatically fires shutter when subject smiles: with adjustable smile threshold and on-screen smile level display
  • High speed continuous shooting 5fps (viewfinder) / 4fps (Live View)
  • 90º tilt-angle 3.0-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus screen with new graphic display and Auto Brightness Adjustment for easy, intuitive Live View shooting in any position
  • Manual Focus Check (in Live View mode) for precise, convenient adjustment of focus and composition
  • Bright optical viewfinder with 95% coverage for clear, comfortable framing
  • SteadyShot INSIDE optical image stabilization offers 2.5-4.0 steps anti-shake performance with a-mount lenses or Konica Minolta a-mount lenses
  • New HDR Auto mode creates images with extremely high dynamic range by automatically merging two exposures to capture highlight and shadow detail
  • Very high sensitivity up to ISO 12800, with dual noise reduction for natural-looking images with excellent resolution and superb colours, even in low light conditions
  • D-Range Optimizer analyses image in real time, adjusting brightness and contrast for beautifully-exposed backlit scenes: with selectable Auto or user-adjustable modes
  • 6 selectable Creative Styles for versatile image finishing options in any shooting situation - can be customized for even greater creative control
  • Smart Teleconverter button gives additional 'one touch' instant magnification of 1.4x or 2x to pull distant subjects closer
  • Powerful, high-capacity battery pack allows up to 1000 shots between charges when using optical viewfinder (CIPA measurement)
  • Dual anti-dust system reduces build-up of dust on sensor during lens exchange
  • HDMI™ output for display on HD TV (requires optional cable). PhotoTV HD enhances still image viewing on compatible BRAVIA TV
  • BRAVIA Sync for control of camera playback functions via BRAVIA TV’s remote
  • Supplied with Image Data Converter SR and Image Data Lightbox SR PC software: also includes Picture Motion Browser software for fun, easy image library management and sharing online
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Product Specification

Autofocus points 9
Autofocus system TTL phase-detection system
Battery model NP-FM500H
Lens mount Sony Minolta
Connectivity USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, HDMI mini connector (Type C)
Exposure modes Automatic, Program Auto, Shutter Priority, Manual, Scene Selection
File formats JPEG, RAW
Flash guide number 12
Flash metering ADI / Pre-flash TTL flash metering
Flash sync speed 1/160
Flash type Built-in pop-up
Frames per second 5
ISO max 12800
ISO min 200
Buffer depth (jpg) 58
Megapixels 12,3
Card format Memory Stick PRO Du, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card
Metering system 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Buffer depth (raw) 6
Screen resolution 230400
Sensor size APS-C
Sensor type CMOS
Shutter speed slow 30
Weight (g) 597
viewfindercoverage 95%
Manufacturer Link Sony
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With the no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Call us to place your order and you can also make a partial payment, the interest charged will be based on the remaining balance. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.

Finance Example
Item Value (Cash Price) £399.00
Deposit £0.00
Agreement Duration 42 Months
Total Amount Credit £399.00
Settlement Fee £29.00
Settlement Payment -
Monthly Instalments 35 x £15.62
Final Instalments £15.62
Total Amount Payable £562.32
Annual Rate of Interest 19.9% P.A.
Representative APR 19.9% APR

Are you eligible for finance?

Applicants must be:

  • Aged 18 years or older from the application date
  • In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
  • Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
    • In regular, permanent employment.
    • Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
    • Not working through disability.
    • Self-employed.

Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.

The approval of your application depends on your financial circumstances and borrowing history. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photo Video act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.

Can I repay early? If so how?

No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.

What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?

Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.

What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?

Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan. You will also receive reminder letters and text at the end of the deferral period to remind you when your first payment is due.

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Once your application has been accepted, usually within minutes, we will immediately dispatch your equipment.

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Product Code: 1033333-wex Manufacturers Part Number: DSLRA500.CEH