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Sony α mount
YES
Sony E-mount
NO
All types of Sony α lenses
YES
All types of Sony E lenses
NO
Minolta & Konica Minolta α/MAXXUM/DYNAX lenses
YES
Image sensor type
Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor
Image sensor colour filter
R, G, B, Primary colour
Size (mm)
23.2 x 15.4 mm (APS-C size)
Total sensor Pixels (megapixels)
Approx. 20.4
Effective Pixels (megapixels)
Approx. 20.1
Automatic White Balance
YES
White balance: preset selection
Auto / Daylight / Shade/ Cloudy/ Incandescent / Fluorescent, Flash
White balance: custom setting
YES
White balance: types of colour temperature
2500 – 9900 k (G7 to M7,15-step) (A7 to B7,15-step)
White balance bracketing
3 frames, Selectable 2 steps
ISO Sensitivity Setting
ISO100 – 16000 equivalent
System: Sensor-shift mechanism
YES
SteadyShot INSIDE scale (in viewfinder)
NO
Camera-Shake warning (in viewfinder)
NO
SteadyShot INSIDE capability
Approx. 2.5 to 4.5 steps in shutter speeds *Varies according to shooting conditions and lens used
SteadyShot INSIDE compatibility
All Sony DSLR lenses and A-Mount bayonet lenses from Minolta and Konica Minolta
Charge protection coating
YES
TTL phase-detection system
YES
Contrast AF system
NO
Sensor
15 points (3 points cross type)
Sensitivity Range (at ISO 100 equivalent); EV
-1 to 18
Eye Start AF System (on/off selectable)
YES
AF Area: Wide focus area
YES (auto with 15 areas)
AF Area: Spot
YES
AF Area: Local focus area selection
YES
AF Area: Multi Point
NO
AF Area: Center Weighted
NO
AF Area: Flexible Spot
NO
AF Modes
Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF
Predictive Focus Control
YES
Focus Lock
YES
AF Illuminator
YES (built-in, Flash type)
AF Illuminator range (metres)
Approx. 1-5
Light metering type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Light metering cell
Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor
Light metering: Multi segment
YES
Light metering: Spot
YES
Light metering: Center weighted
YES
Exposure: Automatic
YES
Exposure: Program Auto
YES
Exposure: iAUTO
YES
Exposure: AUTO+
NO
Superior Auto
YES
Exposure: Shutter priority
YES
Exposure: Aperture priority
YES
Exposure: Manual
YES
Exposure: Scene selection
YES
Sweep Panorama
YES
Anti Motion Blur
NO
AE Lock
YES
Exposure compensation
YES, +/- 3.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing
With 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3 frames
Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Range (seconds)
1/4000 – 30 and bulb
Flash Sync Speed; second
1/160
Flash Sync Speed (With Steady Shoot On); second
1/160
Built-in-Flash Guide Number (in metres at ISO 100)
10
Flash Metering System
ADI / Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation
+/- 2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Built-in-Flash Recycling Time (approx. time in seconds)
4
Flash Mode
Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Rear flash sync, Red-eye reduction
Wireless flash mode
YES (with optional compatible accessory flash)
Red-Eye Reduction
YES
Flash Pop-up
Auto
Type
Electronic, Xtra Fine
Focusing Screen
NO
Field of View (%)
100
Magnification (with 50 mm lens at infinity)
0.88x
Eye Relief
Approx. 26.5 mm from the eyepiece (Magnification setting: Maximum) Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece (Magnification setting: Standard)
Diopter Adjustment
-4.0 to +4.0m-1
Live View
YES
Screen Size
6.7 cm (2.7 type)
Monitor Type
TFT
LCD Total Dot Number
460800
Brightness adjustable
YES
Tilting screen
YES
Drive Mode
Single, Continuous, 10 s and 2 s Self-timer, Bracket (continuous, single, white balance bracket)
Continuous-Advance Rate (approx. frames per second at maximum)
max. 8fps
Number of Continuous Advance
Tele-zoom Continuous Advance priority AE — Fine: 16 images/Standard: 19 images, Continuous shooting — Fine: 7 images/Standard: 8 images/RAW & JPEG: 5 images/RAW: 6 images
Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards
Recording Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), RAW & JPEG
Image Size L — JPEG (pixels)
5456 x 3632 (20M)
Image Size M (pixels)
3872 × 2576 (10M)
Image Size S (pixels)
2736 x 1824 (5M)
Panorama size: Max. degrees of sweep angle (focal length 16 mm/18 mm)
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)
3D Panorama size: Max. degrees of sweep angle (Focal length: 16 mm/18 mm)
NO
Still Image quality
RAW, RAW+JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Movie Recording Format
AVCHD / MP4
Video Compression
MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Audio recording format
Dolby® Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Movie recording mode — AVCHD
1920 x 1080 (50i 24 Mbps, 50i 17 Mbps, 25p 24 Mbps, 25p 17 Mbps)
Movie recording mode — MP4
1440 x 1080 (Approx. 25fps, 12 Mbps (Average bit-rate)
Noise Reduction (Long exp.NR)
On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second
Noise Reduction (High ISO NR)
YES
Noise Reduction (Multi Frame NR)
YES
Colour Space (sRGB)
YES
Colour Space (Adobe® RGB)
YES
Colour mode/DEC/Creative styles
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
Dynamic Range Optimiser
Off, Auto, Advanced: Level
Index Playback
YES
Enlarge (Maximum magnification)
L: 15x, M: 11x, S: 7.7x
Image Rotation
YES
Histogram Indicator
YES
Exif
YES
Exif Print
YES
PictBridge
NO
Zone Matching
NO
PRINT Image Matching III
YES
IR Remote Control
NO
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
YES
Indicator of remaining memory space
YES
Video Out
NO
HD/HDMI Out
YES
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
YES
USB Mode
Mass-storage, MTP
Battery System
NP-FM500H
Supplied Battery
NP-FM500H
Stamina (battery life in CIPA condition)
Approx. 690 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 700 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Weight (g) (Body only)
Approx. 492
Width (mm)
128.6
Height (mm)
95.5
Depth (mm)
77.7
  • Lens SAL18552, Lens cap, Power cord, Rechargeable Battery NP-FM500H, Battery Charger BC-VM10A, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable