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 15.6 (APS-C size)
Total sensor Pixels (megapixels)
Approx. 12.9
Effective Pixels (megapixels)
Approx. 12.3
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, 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)
0.80x
Eye Relief
Approx.19mm from the eyepiece lens
Diopter Adjustment
-2.5 to +1.0 diopter
Type
YES - Quick AF and Manual Focus Check Live View
Other
Smart Tele Converter / Face detection / Smile shutter *with Quick AF LV mode
Screen Size
3
Monitor Type
Clear Photo LCD
LCD Total Dot Number
230.400
LCD on/off
YES
Brightness adjustable
YES
Tilting screen
YES - 2 way tilt
Drive Mode
Single, 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.)
Number of Continuous Advance
JPEG (L size, Fine): 12 images, RAW: 6 images, RAW+JPEG: 3 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)
4272 x 2848
Image Size L - JPEG (pixels)
4272 x 2848 (12M)
Image Size M (pixels)
3104 x 2072 (6.4M)
Image Size S (pixels)
2128 x 1416 (3M)
Still Image quality
RAW, RAW+JPEG, Fine, Standard
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: 13.4x, M size: 10.1x, S size: 6.7x
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. 1000 images with viewfinder, approx. 520 images in live view mode
Weight (g)
Approx. 597
Width (mm)
137
Height (mm)
104
Depth (mm)
84