Sony α mount
YES
Compatibility with A-Mount bayonet lenses from Minolta and Konica Minolta
YES
All types of Sony α lenses
YES
Minolta & Konica Minolta α/MAXXUM/DYNAX lenses
YES
Image sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Image sensor colour filter
R, G, B, Primary color
Size (mm)
23.4 x 15.6 (APS-C size)
Total sensor Pixels (megapixels)
Approx. 14.6
Effective Pixels (megapixels)
Approx. 14.2
Automatic White Balance
YES
White balance: preset selection
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash
White balance: custom setting
YES
White balance: types of color temperature
2500 - 9900 k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation
White balance bracketing
3 frames, Selectable 2 steps
ISO Sensitivity Setting
ISO200 - 12800 equivalent
System: Sensor-shift mechanism
YES
SteadyShot INSIDE scale (in viewfinder)
YES
Camera-Shake warning (in viewfinder)
YES
SteadyShot INSIDE capability
Approx. 2.5 EV - 4 EV decrease in shutter speed (varies according to shooting conditions and lens used)
SteadyShot INSIDE compatibility
All Sony DSLR lenses and A-Mount bayonet lenses from Minolta and Konica Minolta
*SteadyShot INSIDE was previously known as Super SteadyShot
Double anti dust system (anti-static coating and CCD shift mechanism)
YES
TTL phase-detection system
YES
Sensor
9 points with centre cross sensor
Sensitivity Range (at ISO 100 equivalent); EV
0 - 18
Eye Start AF System (on off selectable)
YES
AF Area: Wide focus area
YES (auto with 9 areas)
AF Area: Spot
YES (center cross sensor)
AF Area: Local focus area selection
YES (9 local areas)
AF Modes
Continuous, Single Shot, Automatic, Manual Focus
Predictive Focus Control
YES (with moving subjects in AF-A and AF-C)
Focus Lock
YES (with Shutter button or AF button)
AF Illuminator
YES (with built-in flash)
AF Illuminator range (meters)
Approx. 1-5
Light metering type
TTL
Light metering cell
40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Light metering: Multi segment
YES
Light metering: Spot
YES
Light metering: Center weighted
YES
Exposure: Automatic
YES
Exposure: Program Auto
YES
Exposure: Shutter priority
YES
Exposure: Aperture priority
YES
Exposure: Manual
YES
Exposure: Scene selection
YES
AE Lock
YES
Exposure compensation
YES (+/-2.0 EV, 0.3 EV step)
AE Bracketing
With 0.3 EV / 0.7 EV increments, 3 frames
Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Range (seconds)
1/4000 - 30 and bulb
Flash Sync Speed (With Super Steady Shoot Off); second
1/160
Flash Sync Speed (With Super Steady Shoot On); second
1/160
Built-in-Flash Guide Number (in meters at ISO 100)
12
Flash Metering System
ADI / Pre-flash TTL flash metering
Flash Compensation
+/-2.0 EV (0.3EV steps)
Built-in-Flash Recycling Time (approx. time in seconds)
4
Flash Mode
Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Rear flash sync. High Speed sync. with optional compatible accessory flash
Wireless flash mode
YES (with optional compatible accessory flash)
Slow Synchronization
YES
Red-Eye Reduction
YES
Flash Popup
Auto
Automatic Flash
YES (with AUTO and Scene selection mode)
Type
Fixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror
Focusing Screen
Spherical Acute Matte
Field of View (%)
95
Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity)
0.83x
Eye Relief
Approx.16.5mm from the eyepiece lens
Diopter Adjustment
-2.5 to +1.0 diopter
Type
Yes - Manual Focus Check Live View
Other
Magnified display (7x / 14x)
Screen Size
6.7cm (2.7 type)
Monitor Type
Clear Photo LCD
LCD Total Dot Number
230.400
LCD on/off
YES
Brightness adjustable
YES
Tilting screen
NO
Drive Mode
Single, Continuous, Speed-priority Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer, Continuous-advance AE bracketing, White Balance Bracketing, Remote commander
Continuous-Advance Rate (approx. frames per second at maximum)
Max.5 fps with viewfinder, max. 4 fps in live view mode (approx.) , max. 7 fps in speed-priority continuous mode
Number of Continuous Advance
JPEG (L size, Fine): 32 images, RAW: 14 images, RAW+JPEG: 7 images
Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD memory card, SDHC memory card
Recording Format
JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.21, MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF compatible, RAW (Sony ARW 2.1 format), RAW + JPEG
RAW (pixels)
4592 x 3056
Image Size L - JPEG (pixels)
4592 x 3056 (14M)
Image Size M (pixels)
3344 x 2224 (7.4M)
Image Size S (pixels)
2288 x 1520 (3.5M)
Still Image quality
RAW, RAW+JPEG, Fine(JPEG), Standard(JPEG)
Noise Reduction (Long exp.NR)
On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second
Noise Reduction (High ISO NR)
On/Off, available at the ISO set to 1600 or above
Delete Function
Single, multiple, or all frames in a folder
Color Space (sRGB)
YES
Color Space (Adobe RGB)
YES
Color mode/DEC/Creative styles
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W
Dynamic Range Optimizer
Off, Auto, Advanced: Level
Date/Time Print
With PictBridge
Information Display
YES
White/Black Out Alert
YES
Index Playback
YES (9, 4)
Enlarge (Maximum magnification)
L size: 14x, M size: 11x, S size: 7.2x
Image Rotation
YES
Auto Image Rotation
YES
Battery Remaining Indicator
YES
InfoLITHIUM Battery Indicator
YES (in %)
Histogram Indicator
YES
Exif
2.21
Exif Print
YES
PictBridge
YES
Menu Language
English / French / German / Spanish / Italian / Portuguese / Dutch / Russian / Swedish / Danish / Norwegian / Finish / Polish / Czech / Hungarian
Zone Matching
NO
Depth-of-Field Preview
NO
PRINT Image Matching III
YES
Remote Release Terminal
YES
IR Remote Control
YES (with RMT-DSLR1)
DPOF(Digital Print Order Format)
YES
Indicator of remaining memory space (CF)
YES
Beep Sound
On/Off selectable
File Number Memory
On/Off selectable
Folder Name Mode
Standard and Date
Operating Temperature (degrees C)
0 - 40
Video Out
NO
HD/HDMI™ Out
HDMI™ mini connector (Type C), BRAVIA Sync (Sync menu), PhotoTV HD
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
YES
USB Mode
Mass Storage (PC connection) / PTP(PictBridge)
Battery System
NP-FM500H
Supplied Battery
NP-FM500H
Stamina (battery life in CIPA condition)
Approx. 1050 images with viewfinder
Weight (g)
Approx. 520
Width (mm)
137
Height (mm)
104
Depth (mm)
81