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)
23.5 x 15.6mm (APS-C size)
Total sensor Pixels (megapixels)
Approx. 16.7
Effective Pixels (megapixels)
Approx. 16.2
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
ISO100 - 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
Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
YES
TTL phase-detection system
YES
Contrast AF system
YES - selectable in focus check live view mode
Sensor
15 points (3 points cross type)
Sensitivity Range (at ISO 100 equivalent); EV
-1 - 18
Eye Start AF System (on off selectable)
YES
AF Area: Wide focus area
YES (auto with 15 areas)
AF Area: Spot
YES
AF Area: Local focus area selection
YES (15 local areas)
AF Area: Multi Point
NO
AF Area: Center Weighted
YES
AF Area: Flexible Spot
YES
AF Modes
Continuous, Single Shot, Automatic, Manual Focus
Predictive Focus Control
YES (AF-A and AF-C)
Focus Lock
YES
AF Illuminator
YES (with built-in flash)
AF Illuminator range (meters)
Approx. 1-5
Light metering type
TTL metering (OVF), 1200-zone evaluative metering (LV)
Light metering cell
40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC (OVF)
Light metering: Multi segment
YES
Light metering: Spot
YES
Light metering: Center weighted
YES
Exposure: Automatic
YES
Exposure: Program Auto
YES
Exposure: iAUTO
NO
Exposure: AUTO+
NO
Exposure: Shutter priority
YES
Exposure: Aperture priority
YES
Exposure: Manual
YES
Exposure: Scene selection
YES
Sweep Panorama
YES (2D, 3D)
Anti Motion Blur
NO
AE Lock
YES
Exposure compensation
YES (+/-2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step)
AE Bracketing
With 1/3 EV / 2/3 EV increments, 3 frames
Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Range (seconds)
1/4000 - 30 and bulb
Flash Sync Speed; second
1/160
Flash Sync Speed (With 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 (1/3 EV steps)
Built-in-Flash Recycling Time (approx. time in seconds)
4
Flash Mode
Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Rear flash sync. High Speed sync.
Wireless flash mode
YES (with optional compatible accessory flash)
Slow Synchronization
YES
Red-Eye Reduction
YES
Flash Popup
Auto
Automatic Flash
YES
Type
Fixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror
Focusing Screen
Spherical Acute Matte
Field of View (%)
95
Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity)
0.80x
Eye Relief
Approx. 19mm from the Eyepiece lens
Diopter Adjustment
-2.5 to +1.0 diopter
Type
Live View Type YES - Quick AF and Focus Check Live View
Other
Face detection / Smile shutter *with Quick AF and Focus Check LV mode
Screen Size
7.5cm / 3"
Monitor Type
Xtra Fine LCD
LCD Total Dot Number
921.600
LCD on/off
YES
Brightness adjustable
YES
Tilting screen
YES - 2 way tilt
Drive Mode
Single, Continuous, Speed-priority Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer
Continuous-Advance Rate (approx. frames per second at maximum)
Max.5 fps with Viewfinder, max.3 fps in live view mode (approx.), max.7 fps in Speed-priority Continuous mode
Number of Continuous Advance
JPEG (L size, Fine): 44 images, RAW: 22 images, RAW+JPEG: 20 images
Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards
Recording Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF compatible, RAW (Sony ARW 2.2 format), RAW + JPEG
Image Size L - JPEG (pixels)
4912 X 3264 (16M)
Image Size M (pixels)
3568 X 2368 (8.4M)
Image Size S (pixels)
2448 X 1624 (4M)
Panorama size:Max. degrees of sweep angle(focal length 16mm/18mm)
Image Size: Std Horizontal: 8,192 x 1,856(135deg/120deg) / Vertical: 3,872 x 2,160(101deg/90deg) Image Size: Wide Horizontal: 12,416 x 1,856(202deg/180deg) / Vertical: 5,536 x 2,160(142deg/126d
3D Panorama size:Max. degrees of sweep angle(Focal length:16mm/18mm)
Image Size: 16:9 Horizontal: 1920 X 1080(69deg/62deg) Image Size: Std Horizontal: 4912 X 1080(178deg/158deg) Image Size: Wide Horizontal: 7152 X 1080(259deg/230deg)
Still Image quality
RAW, RAW + JPEG, JPEG (Fine, Standard)
Movie Recording Format
AVCHD / MP4
Video Compression
MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Audio recording Format
Dolby® Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Movie recording mode - AVCHD
YES, 1920 x 1080(50i, Interlace), Approx.17Mbps(Average bit-rate) (PAL)
Movie recording mode - MP4
YES, 1440 x 1080(Approx.25fps, Progressive), Approx.12Mbps(Average bit-rate) (PAL) / VGA(640 x 480, Approx.25fps, Progressive), Approx.3Mbps(Average bit-rate) (PAL)
Noise Reduction (Long exp.NR)
On / Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second
Noise Reduction (High ISO NR)
YES
Delete Function
YES
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
YES
Information Display
YES
White/Black Out Alert
YES
Index Playback
YES (9,4)
Enlarge (Maximum magnification)
L size: 11.8x, M size: 8.8x, S size: 6x
Image Rotation
YES
Auto Image Rotation
YES
Battery Remaining Indicator
YES
InfoLITHIUM Battery Indicator
YES (in %)
Histogram Indicator
YES
Exif
2.3
Exif Print
YES
PictBridge
NO
Menu Language
English / French / German / Spanish / Italian / Portuguese / Dutch / Russian / Swedish / Danish / Norwegian / Finish / Polish / Czech / Hungarian / Greek / Turkish
Zone Matching
NO
Depth-of-Field Preview
YES
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
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 (analogue video out)
HD/HDMI® Out
HDMI® mini connector (Type C), BRAVIA® Sync (Sync menu), Photo TV HD
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
YES
USB Mode
Mass Storage (PC connection) / PTP
Battery System
NP-FM500H
Supplied Battery
NP-FM500H
Stamina (battery life in CIPA condition)
Approx. 1050 images with Viewfinder, approx. 560 images in live view mode
Weight (g)
Approx. 599
Width (mm)
137
Height (mm)
104
Depth (mm)
84