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 and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Sensor Type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm)
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Image Quality Modes
RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Picture Effect
Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key , Soft Focus(High/Mid/Low), HDR Painting(High/Mid/Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature(Auto/Top/Middle(H)/Bottom/Right/Middle(V)/Left), Watercolor, Illustration(High/Mid/ Low)
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(1-6), (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: 6000 x 3376(20M),M: 4240 x 2400(10M),S: 3008 x 1688(5.1M)
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: 6000 x 4000(24M),M: 4240 x 2832(12M),S: 3008 x 2000(6.0M)
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Audio Recording Format
AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Recording Format
AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
Video Compression
AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Movie Functions
AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI Info. Display
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards
Multi Frame NR
Auto/ ISO 100 to 51200
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR:available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low
AWB Micro Adjustment
YesG7 to M7, 15-stepA7 to B7, 15-step
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White,Cool White,Day White,Daylight), Flash, Underwater/ colour Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & colour filter (G7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step)),Custom
3 frames, H/L selectable
AF Mode
AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range
EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Other Features
Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-Start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately))
Built-in flash
Focus Point
179 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (conotrast-detection AF)
AF Illuminator range
Approx. 0.3 - approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Focus Sensor
"Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor
Auto (AE) Bracketing
Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames (1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable
Metering Mode
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation
+/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
Metering Sensor
"Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor
AE Lock
Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto/On/Off selectable)
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensitivity
EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100–25600
Scene Selection
Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Modes
iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Movie (Programmed AE / Aperture priority / Shutter-speed priority / Manual ), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Viewfinder Type
0.39"-type electronic viewfinder (color)
Viewfinder Display
Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Histogram
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0mstyle name="sup"-1/style
Number of Dots
1 440 000 dots
Approx. 1.07x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style
Brightness Control (Viewfinder)
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color Temperature Control
Manual (5 steps)
Eye Point
Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4mm from the eyepiece frame at -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style(CIPA standard)
Field Coverage
Total Number of Dots
921,600 dots
Focus Magnifier
Yes (5.9x, 11.7x)
Brightness Control (LCD)
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Monitor Type
3.0" wide type TFT LCD
Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
Quick Navi
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees
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 registeration, Face selection, Max. number of detectable 8,
Digital zoom (Still Image)
L:Approx. 4x;M:Approx. 5.7x;S:Approx. 8x
PlayMemories Camera Apps™
Smile Shutter
Yes (selectable from 3 steps)
Digital zoom (Movie)
Approx. 4x
Clear Image Zoom
Approx. 2x
Flash Sync. Speed
1/160 sec.
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
Yes (On/Off)
Shutter Speed
Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow shutter 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, Wireless control
Flash Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
External Flash Compatibility
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
Flash Control
Pre-flash TTL
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
11 fps (in High Continuous shooting)
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracket: Cont./ Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Playback Modes
Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 12/30-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama (Standard): 19.2x, Panorama (Wide): 29.1x), Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date/Still/MP4/VCHD), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off)
Multi Interface Shoe
Multi Interface Shoe
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe
HD Output
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K Still Image PB
One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Remote Control (Sold Separately), PC Remote
Built-in stereo microphone
Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Battery Life (Still Images)
Up to 360 shots
Internal Battery Charge
Battery Life (Movies)
Actual Recording: Approx. 60 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 60 min (LCD monitor), Continuous Recording: Approx. 90 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 90 min (LCD monitor)
External Power
AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Supplied Battery
NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Dimensions (W x H x D)
120 x 66.9 x 45.1 mm
Weight (with battery and memory card included)
285 g (Body Only) / 344 g (With battery and media)
View on TV
Wireless & Network Capabilities
Wi-Fi, NFC One-touch functionality, Downloadable Camera Apps
View on Smartphone
Compatible OS
Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported), Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OS X (v10.6-v10.8)
  • Micro USB cable
  • AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
  • Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)
  • Shoulder strap
  • SEL55210
  • SELP1650
  • Lens hood
  • Lens cap
  • Lens rear cap
  • Power cord
  • Eyepiece cup