Lens Used
Sony A-mount lens, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses
Camera Type
Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
23.5 x 15.6mm (APS-C type), Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary colour filter
No. of Pixels
Total: 16.7 megapixels; Effective: 16.2 megapixels
Auto, ISO 100 to 12800 (in 1-stop increments, Recommended Exposure Index)
Dust Reduction
Charge protection coating on low pass filter and image-sensor shift mechanism
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)
Format Function
FAT 12, 16, 32, exFAT
Image Size (Aspect ratio 3:2)
L(16M): 4,912 x 3,264; M(8.4M): 3,568 x 2,368; S(4M): 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: Auto / Weak
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), RAW (ARW 2.2 format), RAW + JPEG
Image Size (AVCHD)
1,920 x 1,080 (50i recording, 25 fps image sensor output / Average bit rate 17 Mbps)
Recording Format
Image Size (MP4)
1,440 x 1,080 (25 fps / Average bit rate 12 Mbps), 640 x 480 (25 fps / Average bit rate 3 Mbps)
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash), Colour Temperature (2500 – 9900K with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation)
Approx. 2.5 - 4 steps decrease in shutter speeds (varies according to conditions and lens used)
Image-sensor shift mechanism
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch (100% field of view), 921,600-dot TFT, Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology
EV -2 - 17 (at ISO 100 with F1.4 lens, in all metering modes)
Other functions
Histogram display, real-time image-adjustment display, grid display, digital level gauge, grid line, magnified display for playback
1200-zone evaluative
Image Sensor
Exmor CMOS image sensor
Type of Use
Translucent mirror mechanism
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
AUTO, AUTO Advanced (AUTO+), Program AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Sweep Panorama (2D/3D), Continuous Advance Priority AE
Scene Selector
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night view / Night portrait, Hand-held Twilight
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2EV (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)
Exposure Bracketing
3 continuous exposures selectable, in 0.3 or 0.7-stop increment
Continuous Shooting Limit
Fine: 35 frames, Standard: 39 frames, RAW: 20 frames, RAW+JPEG: 20 frames
White Balance Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Continuous Shooting Rate
Up to 10 fps in Continuous Advance Priority AE mode, Up to 6 fps in Continuous mode
10 sec., 2 sec.
Printing Output Control
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
External Power Source
AC adaptor - AV-PW20 (optional)
Battery Performance
Approx. 330 shots(EVF) / Approx. 380 shots(LCD) (CIPA measurement)
PC Interface
USB2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage mode / PTP mode)
Approx. 441g (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