Lens Mount

Sony E-mount

Lens Compatibility

Sony E-mount lenses


Sensor Type



APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm)

Number Of Pixels (Effective)


Number of Pixels (total)

Approx. 20.4

Image Sensor Aspect Ratio


Anti-Dust System

Charge protection coating on Optical Filter

Recording (still images)

Recording Format (Still images)

JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Image Size (pixels), 3:2

L: 5456 x 3632 (20M), M: 3872×2576 (10M), S: 2736x1824 (5.0M)

Image Size (pixels), 16:9

L: 5456x3064 (17M), M: 3872x2176 (8.4M), S:2736x1536 (4.2M)

Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama

Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)

Image Quality Modes

RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard

RAW Output


Picture Effect

Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal / Cool / Warm / Green / Magenta), Soft High-key , Soft Focus (High / Mid / Low), HDR Painting (High / Mid / Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature (Auto / Top / Middle (H) / Bottom / Right / Middle (V) / Left), Watercolor, Illustration (High / Mid / Low)

Creative Style

Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))

Dynamic Range Functions

Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))

Recording (movie)

Recording Format (Movie)

AVCHD 2.0 / MP4

Video Compression

AVCHD Ver. 2.0 compliant / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)

Audio Recording Format

Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

Image Size (pixels), PAL

(3:2 mode)"L:5456 x 3632(20M), M:3872×2576(10M), S:2736x1824(5.0M)", (16:9 mode)"L: 5456x3064(17M), M: 3872x2176(8.4M), S:2736x1536(4.2M)"

Movie Functions

PAL/NTSC Selector, Auto Slow Shutter

Storage Media

Compatible Recording Media

Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards

Storage Media Slot


Recording Mode on 2 Memory Cards


Noise Reduction

Noise Reduction

Long exposure NR:available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low

Multi Frame NR


White balance

White Balance Modes

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Underwater / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step)), Custom

AWB Micro Adjustment

YES (G7 to M7, 15-step) (A7 to B7, 15-step)


3 frames, H/L selectable


Focus Type

Contrast-detection AF

Focus Sensor

"Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor

Focus Point

25 points (contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensitivity Range

EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)

Focus Mode

Autofocus, DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus

AF Mode

AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus

Focus Area

Wide (25 points(contrast-detection AF)), Zone, Center-weighted, Flexible Spot (S/M/L)

Other Features

Focus lock


Built-in flash

AF Illuminator range

Approx. 0.3 - approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)


Metering Type

1200-zone evaluative metering

Metering Sensor

"Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor

Metering Sensitivity

EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)

Metering Mode

Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot

Exposure Modes

iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Movie (Programmed AE / Aperture priority / Shutter-speed priority / Manual ), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection

Scene Selection

Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur

Exposure Compensation

Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps);Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)

Auto (AE) Bracketing

Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3 Frames (1/3 EV, 2/3 EV,1.0EV,2.0EV,3.0EV : only 3 frames) selectable

AE Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto/On/Off selectable)

ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO 100–16000


Viewfinder Type


Real-time Image Adjustment Display


LCD Screen

Monitor Type

3.0" wide type TFT LCD

Total Number of Dots

460,800 dots

Brightness Control (LCD)

Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode

Adjustable Angle

Up by approx. 180 degrees

Display Selecter (Finder/LCD)


Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)


Focus Magnifier

YES (6.8x, 13.6x)

Quick Navi


Peaking MF

YES (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)

Other Features

Face Detection

On / On (Regist. Faces) / Off, Face registeration, Face selection

Auto Object Framing


Clear Image Zoom

Approx. 2x

Smart zoom (Still Image)

M:Approx.1.4x, S:Approx. 2x

Digital zoom (Still Image)

L:Approx. 4x, M:Approx. 5.6x, S:Approx. 8x

Digital zoom (Movie)

Approx. 4x

PlayMemories Camera Apps™


Lens Compensation

Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Image Processor



YES (3 sec delay / OFF selectable)

Smart Teleconverter


Smile Shutter

YES (selectable from 3 steps)

Touch Shutter



Shutter Type

Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter Speed

Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow shutter mode)

Flash Sync. Speed

1/160 sec. (With compatible Sony external flash)

Electronic Front Shutter Curtain


Image Stabilization


Not supported (image stabilisation supported on lens)

Flash Control

Flash Control

Pre-flash TTL

Flash Compensation

+/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)

Flash Range

16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)

Flash Modes

Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync

Wireless Control

Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )


Drive Modes

Single, Continuous, Speed-priority Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing:Single, Bracketing:Cont, WB Bracketing, DRO Bracketing

Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

3.5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)


Playback Modes

Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 12/30-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 15.1x, M: 10.7x, S: 7.6x, Panorama (Standard): 19x, Panorama (Wide): 29x), Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date/Still/MP4/VCHD), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off)


PC Interface

Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote


One-touch remote, One-touch sharing

HD Output

HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K Still Image PB


PC Remote


Multi/Micro USB Terminal



Built-in stereo microphone




Compatible Standards

Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

Custom function

Custom Function Type

Custom key settings

Memory Function



Supplied Battery

NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack

Battery Life (Still Images)

Up to 420 shots

Battery Life (CIPA, Movies)

Approx. 95 min(actual recording), Approx. 150 min(continuous recording)

External Power

AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)

Internal Battery Charge


Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)

109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

210 g (Body Only) / 269 g (With battery and media)

Operating temparature


<lt/>2500 to 9900K<gt/> & color filter <lt/>G7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step)<gt/> / Custom


View on Smartphone


Upload to PC


View on TV


Wireless & Network Capabilities

Wi-Fi, NFC One-touch functionality, Downloadable Camera Apps

Compatible OS

Compatible OS

Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported), Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac OS X (v10.6-v10.8)