Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Anti-Dust System
Charge protection coating on Optical Filter
Sensor Type
APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm) Exmor™ CMOS sensor
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 20.4 megapixels
Image Quality Modes
RAW+JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Picture Effect
Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
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 Size (pixels), 16:9
L: 5456x3064 (17M), M: 3872x2176 (8.4M), S:2736x1536 (4.2M)
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 (5M)
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step)
Audio Recording Format
Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Recording Format
AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
Video Compression
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC™ memory card, SDXC™ memory card
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: Available for shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
AWB Micro Adjustment
YesG7 to M7 ( 15-steps ), A7 to B7 ( 15-steps )
White Balance Modes
Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
AF Mode
AF-S: Single-shot AF, AF-C: Continuous AF
Focus Type
Contrast-detection AF
Focus Sensitivity Range
EV0 to EV20 ( ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached )
Other Features
Tracking Focus, Focus lock
Focus Area
Multi Point (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot
Focus Mode
Autofocus, DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Built-in flash
Focus Point
25 points
AF Illuminator range
Approx. 0.5 - 3.0m ( with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached )
Auto (AE) Bracketing
With 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, 3 EV increments, 3 frames
Metering Mode
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation
Still images: +/- 3.0 EV (1/3 EV steps);Movies: +/- 2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Metering Sensor
Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor
AE Lock
AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)
Metering Type
1200 - zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensitivity
EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100–16000
Scene Selection
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night view, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Modes
iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Viewfinder Type
0.2"-type electronic viewfinder (color)
Viewfinder Display
Disp. Basic Info, Histogram
Dioptre Adjustment
-4msup-1/supto +3.5msup-1/sup(diopter)
Approx. 0.70x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style(diopter)
Brightness Control (Viewfinder)
Auto, Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1)
Eye Point
Approx. 21mm from the eyepiece, 15mm from the eyepiece frame at -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style(diopter)
Field Coverage
Real-time Image Adjustment Display
Total Number of Dots
230,400 dots
Brightness Control (LCD)
Manual ( 5 steps between -2 and +2 ), Sunny Weather mode
Monitor Type
3.0" wide type TFT LCD
LCD Display
Graphic Display, Display All Info, Big Font Size Disp, No Disp. Info, Histgram
Peaking MF
Yes ( Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow )
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)
Lens Compensation
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Image Processor
Smart zoom (Still Image)
M:approx. 1.4x, S:approx 2x
Face Detection
On/On (Regist. Faces), Off, Face registration, Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)
Digital zoom (Still Image)
Approx. 4x
Smile Shutter
Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Digital zoom (Movie)
Approx. 4x
Clear Image Zoom
Approx. 2x
Flash Sync. Speed
1/160 sec.
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
Shutter Speed
Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/30 in AUTO mode
Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
Flash Modes
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Hi-speed sync.
Flash Compensation
+/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
External Flash Compatibility
Sony α System Flash (Compatible with Multi Interface Shoe and Auto-lock accessory shoe with the adaptor (ADP-MAA (Sold separately)))
Flash Control
Pre-flash TTL
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
3.5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
Drive Modes
Single Shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3 exposures), Bracketing
Playback Modes
Single (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning), 6/12-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 15.1x, M: 10.7x, S: 7.6x), Panorama (Standard): 19x, (Wide): 29x, Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off), Image orientation (On/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Multi Interface Shoe
PC Interface
Multi / Micro USB Terminal, Hi-speed USB (USB2.0): Mass-storage, MTP
Multi Interface Shoe
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe
Built-in stereo microphone
Built-in, Monaural, Volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Battery Life (Still Images)
Up to 470 shots
Internal Battery Charge
Battery Life (Movies)
Actual Recording:Approx. 80 minutes (Viewfinder), Approx 80 minutes (LCD screen) (CIPA standard) The maximum length of time you can shoot continuously is about 20 minutes. (in 1440×1080 12M shooting: limited by file size of 2GB), Continuous Recording:Approx. 150 minutes (Viewfinder), Approx 150 minutes (LCD screen) (CIPA standard) (The maximum length of time you can shoot continuously is about 20 minutes. (in 1440×1080 12M shooting: limited by file size of 2GB))
External Power
AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Supplied Battery
NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Dimensions (W x H x D)
128 x 90.9 x 84.5 mm
Weight (with battery and memory card included)
353 g (Body Only) / 411 g (With battery and media)
Compatible OS
Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac OS X (v10.5-v10.8)
  • Lens hood
  • Lens cap
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • AC Adaptor AC-UB10
  • Shoulder strap
  • Micro USB cable
  • SEL1855