Lens Used
Sony A-mount lens, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses
Camera Type
Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
23.4 x 15.6mm (APS-C type), Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary colour filter
No. of Pixels
Total: 16.5 megapixels; Effective: 16.1 megapixels
Auto, ISO 100 to 16000 (in 1-stop increments, Recommended Exposure Index)
Dust Reduction
Charge protection coating on low pass filter and image-sensor shift mechanism
Picture Effects
Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
D-Range Optimizer
Off / Auto / Lv 1 - 5
Colour Modes
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Auto HDR
Auto Exposure Diff., Adjustable Exposure Diff. (1 - 6EV in 1EV steps)
Image Size (Aspect ratio 3:2)
L(16M): 4,912 x 3,264; M(8.4M): 3,568 x 2,368; S(4.0M): 2,448 x 1,624
Sweep Panorama (Wide)
Horizontal(23M): 12,416 x 1,856; Vertical(12M): 2,160 x 5,536
Image Size (Aspect ratio 16:9)
L(14M): 4,912 x 2,760; M(7.1M): 3,568 x 2,000; S(3.4M): 2,448 x 1,376
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W
Noise Reduction
Long Exposure: Available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO: High/Normal/Low selectable
Image Quality Modes
Standard, Fine, RAW, RAW+JPEG
3D Sweep Panorama (Standard)
(5.3 M): 4,912 x 1,080; 16:9 (2.1 M): 1,920 x 1,080
Recording Media
Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory card, SDHC Memory card, SDXC memory card
3D Sweep Panorama (Wide)
(7.7 M): 7,152 x 1,080
Sweep Panorama (Standard)
Horizontal(15M): 8,192 x 1,856; Vertical(8.4M): 2,160 x 3,872
File Format
JPEG (DCF2.0, Exif 2.3), 3D still image MPO RAW (ARW 2.3 format), RAW + JPEG
Image Size (AVCHD) *PAL
1920 x 1080 (28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH)
Recording Format
AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
Image Size (MP4) *PAL
1,440 x 1,080 (25 fps / Average bit rate 12 Mbps), 640 x 480 (25 fps / Average bit rate 3 Mbps)
Auto / Daylight/ Shade/ Cloudy/ Incandescent/ Fluorescent/ Flash / Color temperature & color filter/ Custom
Approx. 2.5 - 4 steps decrease in shutter speeds (varies according to conditions and lens used)
Image-sensor shift mechanism
EV -2 - 17 (at ISO 100 with F1.4 lens, in all metering modes)
1200-zone evaluative
Image Sensor
Exmor CMOS image sensor
Focus Modes
Single-shot AF, Auto AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
Main Features
Focus areas selection (wide area / 15-point local frame selection / fixed centre spot focus), predictive focus for moving subjects, auto-tracking focus point, focus lock
Sensitivity Range
-1EV - 18EV, ISO 100 equivalent
CCD line sensors
AF Illuminator
Range: 1 - 5m
TTL phase-detection system
AE Lock
Exposure Modes
iAUTO, Flash Off, Superior Auto, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama (2D/3D), Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Program AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual
Scene Selector
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night view / Night portrait, Hand-held Twilight
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0EV (1/3 EV increments)
Flash Metering and Control
ADI/ Pre- flash TTL flash
Flash Compensation
+/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)
Guide Number
GN 10 (in meters at ISO 100)
Built-in Auto Pop-up
Flash Modes
Auto (Flash-off), Auto, Fill flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear Sync, Slow sync, High-speed sync*, Wireless* *Requires compatible external flash
Flash Coverage
18mm (focal length printed on lens)
Recycling Time
Approx. 4 seconds
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Flash Sync Speed
1/160 sec
Speed Range
1/4000 sec. - 30 sec., bulb
1.1x (with 50mm lens at infinity)
Diopter Control
-4.0 to +4.0m
Eye Relief
Approx. 19mm from the eyepiece, 18mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter
Field of View
Electronic viewfinder (color), Xtra Fine
Continuous Shooting Rate
Up to 5.5 fps in Continuous Advance Priority AE mode, Up to 2.5 fps in Continuous mode
White Balance Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Continuous Shooting Limit
Fine: 17 frames, Standard: 18 frames, RAW: 7 frames, RAW+JPEG: 7 frames
External Power Source
AC adaptor - AV-PW20 (optional)
Battery Performance
Approx. 450 shots(EVF) / Approx. 500 shots(LCD) (CIPA measurement)
HDMI mini connector
PC Interface
USB2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage mode / PTP mode)
Approx. 448g (not including battery, memory card or accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 124.4 x 92 x 84.7mm (excl. protrusions)
0° - 40° C