• Lens Used

        Sony α lenses, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses

      • Camera Type

        Digital SLR camera with built-in flash and interchangeable lenses

      • Sensor

        23.5 x 15.7mm (APS-C type) with RGB primary colour filter

      • No. of Pixels

        Total: 10.8 megapixels; Effective: 10.2 megapixels

      • Sensitivity

        Auto, ISO 100 to 3200 (in 1-stop increments, Recommended Exposure Index)

      • Dust Reduction

        Charge protection coating on low pass filter and image-sensor shift mechanism

      • D-Range Optimizer

        Mode: off / Standard / Advanced

      • Colour Modes

        sRGB, Adobe RGB

      • Format Function

        FAT 12, 16, 32

      • Image Size (Aspect ratio 3:2)

        L(10M): 3,872 x 2,592; M(5.6M): 2,896 x 1,936; S(2.5M): 1,920 x 1,280

      • Image Size (Aspect ratio 16:9)

        L(8.4M): 3,872 x 2,176; M(4.7M): 2,896 x 1,632; S(2.1M): 1,920 x 1,088

      • Creative Style

        Standard, Vivid, Adobe RGB, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night view, B/W

      • Noise Reduction

        Long Exposure: Available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO: available at the ISO set to 1600 or above

      • Image Quality Modes

        Standard, Fine, RAW, RAW+JPEG

      • Recording Media

        Compact Flash (Type I & II), Microdrive, *Seperately sold "Memory Stick Duo Adaptor for Compact Flash slot AD-MSCF1* is required with Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

      • File Format

        JPEG (DCF2.0, Exif 2.21), RAW (Sony ARW 2.0 format), RAW + JPEG

      • Settings

        Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash), Colour Temperature (2500 - 9900k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation), custom

      • Compensation

        Approx. 2.5 - 3.5 steps decrease in shutter speeds (varies according to conditions and lens used)

      • Display

        Indicator inside viewfinder

      • System

        Image-sensor shift mechanism

      • LCD Monitor

        2.7-inch (100% field of view), 230,400-dot TFT, Clear Photo LCD

      • Sensitivity

        EV 2 - 17 (at ISO 100 with F1.4 lens, in all metering modes)

      • Other functions

        Histogram display, real-time image-adjustment display

      • Metering

        1200-zone evaluative

      • Image Sensor

        Dedicated for live view

      • Smart Teleconverter Function

        1.4x or 2x selectable

      • Coverage


      • Type of Use

        Pentamirror tilt system

      • Focus Modes

        Auto-focus / Manual focus selectable (Auto-focus modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF)

      • Main Features

        Focus areas selection (Wide area / 9-point local frame selection / fixed centre spot focus), predictive focus for moving subjects, focus lock, Eye-Start AF, AF illuminator using built-in flash

      • Sensitivity Range

        0EV - 18EV, ISO 100 equivalent

      • Eye-start AF

        Selectable via main menu

      • Sensor

        CCD line sensors (9 points, 8 lines with centre cross-hair sensor)

      • AF Illuminator

        Activated via built-in flash in lowlight / low-contrast situations, range: 1 - 5m

      • Type

        TTL phase-detection system

      • Exposure Modes

        Program AE (Auto mode, Auto mode with Flash Off, P-Mode with program shift), aperture-priority AE (A-Mode), shutter-priority AE (S-Mode), manual (M-Mode)

      • Scene Selector

        Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night view / Night portrait

      • Exposure Compensation

        +/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)

      • AE Lock


      • Metering Type

        TTL metering (Multi Segment, Center-Weighted, Spot)

      • Metering Sensor

        40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC

      • Metering Range

        2EV - 20EV (+4EV to +20EV with spot metering), ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4 lens

      • Flash Metering and Control

        ADI/ Pre- flash TTL flash

      • Flash Compensation

        +/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)

      • Guide Number

        GN 12 (in meters at ISO 100)

      • Type

        Built-in Auto Pop-up

      • Flash Modes

        Auto (Flash-off), Automatic, Fill flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear Sync, Slow sync, High-speed sync, Wireless

      • Flash Coverage

        18mm (focal length printed on lens)

      • Recycling Time

        Approx. 4 seconds

      • Type

        Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

      • Flash Sync Speed

        1/160 sec

      • Speed Range

        1/4000 sec. -30 sec., bulb

      • Magnification

        0.74x (with 50mm lens at infinity)

      • Diopter Control

        -3.0 to +1.0m-1

      • Eye Relief

        Approx. 20.8mm from the eyepiece, 16.7mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter

      • Focusing Screen

        Spherical Acute Matte

      • Eyepiece Cup


      • Field of View


      • Type

        Fixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror

      • Exposure Bracketing

        3 continuous or single exposures selectable, in 0.3 or 0.7-stop increment

      • Continuous Shooting Limit

        L size, Fine: until memory card is full, RAW: 4 frames, RAW+JPEG: 3 frames

      • White Balance Bracketing

        3 frames, H/L selectable

      • Continuous Shooting Rate

        Up 3 fps with viewfinder, Up tp 2 fps in live view mode

      • Self-timer

        10 sec., 2 sec.

      • Printing Output Control

        Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, PictBridge, DPOF setting

      • External Power Source

        AC adaptor - AV-VQ900AM (optional)

      • Battery


      • Battery Performance

        Approx.730 shots(OVF) / Approx.410 shots(Live view) (CIPA measurement)

      • Video Output

        NTSC / PAL selectable

      • PC Interface

        USB2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage mode / PTP mode)

      • Weight

        Approx. 582g (not including battery, memory card or accessories)

      • Dimensions (W x H x D)

        Approx. 130.8 x 98.5 x 74.7mm (excl. protrusions)

      • Range

        0° - 40° C