Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Number of Pixels (Gross)
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Sensor Type
1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
Lens type
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 11 elements in 10 groups (5 aspherical elements)
Optical Zoom
84deg.-3deg.30min.(24-720mm 1) 2
Focal length (f=)
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
18M Approx.120x / 10M Approx.161x / 5.0M Approx.226x / VGA Approx.459x / 13M(16:9) Approx.120x / 2.1M(16:9) Approx.306x 3; Movie: Approx. 120x
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
Still Image: 18M Approx.60x / 10M Approx.80x / 5.0M Approx.113x / VGA Approx.459x / 13M(16:9) Approx.60x / 2.1M(16:9) Approx.153x; Movie: Approx. 60x 3
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps)
Screen Type
7.5cm (3.0type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 180 degrees
Field Coverage
0.2-type electronic viewfinder
Approx. 0.5x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-¹(diopter) (35mm equiv.)
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots) 4 5
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still Image: Superior Auto: 44 / iAuto: 33;Movie:44
Focus Area
Wide;Center;Flexible Spot (S/M/L);Expanded Flexible Spot
Shooting Mode
Intelligent Auto;Superior Auto;Program Auto;Aperture Priority;Shutter Speed Priority;Manual Exposure;MR(Memory Recall) 1,2,3;Movie Mode(Program Auto,Aperture Priority,Shutter Speed Priority,Manual Exposure);Panorama;Scene Selection
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF;Continuous AF(Advanced sports & Movie Only)
WB Micro Adjustment
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper / lower limit),80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Drive Modes
Optical;Continuous shooting;Self-timer;Self-timer(cont.);Cont.-bracketing;Single-bracketing;White balance bracketing;DRO bracketing
Focus Type
Contrast detection AF
Shutter Speed
iAuto (4" - 1/2000) / Program Auto (1" - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8" - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30" - 1/2000) / Manual (30" - 1/2000) 6
Scene Selection
Portrait;Advanced Sports Shooting;Landscape;Sunset;Night Scene;Handheld Twilight;Night Portrait;Anti Motion Blur;Pet Mode;Gourmet;Beach;Snow;Fireworks;Soft Skin;High Sensitivity
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step)3
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern;Center Weighted;Spot
Exposure Control
Picture Effect
Still Image:Toy camera;Pop Color;Posterization;Retro Photo;Soft High-key;Partial Color;High Contrast Mono.;Soft Focus;HDR Painting;Richtone Monochrome;Miniature;Watercolor;Illustration;Movie:Toy camera;Pop Color;Posterization;Retro Photo;Soft High-key;Partial Color;High Contrast Mono.
Panorama (Shooting)
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format) 7
Noise Reduction
Off / On
Image Control
Contrast;Saturation;Sharpness;Creative Style;Quality (Fine / Standard)
Off / 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable / 3 consecutive bracketing shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable
White Balance Modes
Auto;Daylight;Shade;Cloudy;Incandescent;Fluor.: Cool White;Fluor.: Day White;Fluor.: Daylight;Flash;Custom;One Push, One Push Set;C.Temp./Filter
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper / lower limit),80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200,Multi-Frame NR:Auto(ISO80-3200 same as selected range in Auto), 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 8/12800 8 9
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 6lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
Metering Mode
Multi Pattern;Center Weighted;Spot
Image Processing Engine
iAuto(F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Program Auto(F3.5-F6.3(W) ) / Manual(F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Aperture Priority(F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Sutter Priority(F3.5-F6.3(W))
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
Flash Type
Built-in, manual pop-up
Flash Mode
Auto / Flash On / Slow Sync. / Flash Off / Rear Sync.
Flash Range
ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to5.4m(11 13/16 inches to 17 feet 8 19/32 inches)(W) / Approx.2.5m to 3.0 m(8feet 2 27/64 inches to 9 feet 10 7/64 inches)(T)
Panorama (Recording)
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Recording Format
JPEG(DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3,MRF Baseline complians)
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick Duo;Memory Stick PRO Duo;Memory Stick PRO Duo;Memory Stick PRO Duo(High Speed);Memory Stick PROHG Duo;Memory Stick Micro 10;Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) 10;SD Memory Card;SDHC Memory Card(UHS-I);SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I);microSD Memory Card 10;microSDHC Memory Card 10;microSDXC Memory Card 10 11
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
AVCHD: 28M PS(1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX(1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i) / 24M FX(1,920x1,080/24p) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/24p) / XAVC S: 60p 50M(1,920x1,080/60p) / 30p 50M(1,920x1,080/30p) / 24p 50M(1,920x1,080/24p)/ MP4: 28M(1,920x1,080/60fps) / 16M(1,920x1,080/30fps) / 6M(1,280x720/30fps)
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
XAVC S:LPCM 2ch;AVCHD:Dolby Digital(AC-3) 2ch(Dolby Digital Stereo Creator);MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))
Input and Output Terminals
Multi/Micro USB Terminal 12 , Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI 13
Power Source
DC3.6V (supplied battely)/ DC5.0V(supplied AC Adoptor)
Still Images: 14 Monitor:Approx. 390 / Approx. 195min., ViewFinder:Approx. 360 / Approx. 180min. ;Movies (actual shooting): 15 16 Monitor:Approx. 70min., ViewFinder:Approx. 75min. (In (MP4 28M) mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.);Movies (continuous shooting): 15 Monitor:Approx. 105min., ViewFinder:Approx. 115min. (In (MP4 28M) mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.) 17
Supplied Battery
Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (with supplied AC Adaptor and supplied Battery)
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 1.4W with LCD monitor and approx. 1.5W with viewfinder(CIPA standard)
Playmemories Camera Apps
Playback Functions
BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI);9/25-frame index view;Auto Orientation;Slide Show;Forward/Rewind (Movie);Delete;Protect;Motion Shot Video;Beauty Effect
Shooting Functions
Face Detection;Face Registration;Smile Shutter;Grid Line;Quick Navi;Digital Level Gauge (roll);WB Bracketing;DRO Bracketing;Zebra;Marker Display;Micref Level;Self-portrait timer
Photo Creativity
Approx. 102.0 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm
Approx. 245 g (Battery and Memory Stick DUO are included)/Approx. 218 g (Body Only)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
  • AC AdaptorAC-UUD12
  • Micro USB cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Instruction Manual