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Lens Mount
E-mount
Lens compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
35 mm
Sensor
35mm full-frame (35.9 x 24 mm) Exmor™ CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 36.4 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 36.8 megapixels
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio
3:2
Anti-Dust System
Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
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
35mm full frame L: 7360 x 4912 (36M), M: 4800 x 3200 (15M), S: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M), APS-C L: 4800 x 3200 (15M), M: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M), S: 2400 x 1600 (3.8M)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9
35mm full frame L: 7360 x 4144 (30M), M: 4800 x 2704 (13M), S: 3680 x 2072 (7.6M), APS-C L: 4800 x 2704 (13M), M: 3680 x 2072 (7.6M), S: 2400 x 1352 (3.2M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama
Wide: horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes
RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
RAW Output
14 bit
Picture Effect
13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, WaterColor, Illustration
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast -3 to +3 steps, Saturation -3 to +3 steps, Sharpness -3 to +3 steps) (Style Box 1-6 also provided)
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1–5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Colour Space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Recording Format (Movie)
AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
Video Compression
AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format
AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Image Size (Pixels), NTSC
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH), MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps)
Image Size (pixels), PAL
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH), MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (25fps/3Mbps)
Movie Functions
Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable)
Colour Space
xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Storage Media Slot
Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo™/ SD Memory card
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off selectable, available for shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
Multi Frame NR
Auto/ISO 100 to 51200
White Balance Modes
Auto WB/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/Fluorescent (Warm White/Cool White/Day White/Daylight)/Flash/Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps)/Custom/Underwater
AWB Micro Adjustment
G7 to M7 (15 steps ), A7 to B7 (15 steps )
Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus Type
Contrast-detection AF
Focus Sensor
Exmor® CMOS sensor
Focus Point
25 points
Focus Sensitivity Range
EV 0 to EV 20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
AF Mode
Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Multi Point (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
Other Features
Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Focus lock, Eye-start AF and AF micro adjustment (both only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.30-3m), AF ON
Type
AF Illuminator range
Approx. 0.3 m–approx. 3.0 m (with FE 28–70 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS attached)
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor
Exmor® CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity
EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Metering Mode
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes
AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
Scene Selection
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation
+/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Auto (AE) Bracketing
With 3 frames in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV or 3.0 EV increments, with 5 frames in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 2/3 EV increments
AE Lock
Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu.
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Still images: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 200-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 200-6400 equivalent)
Viewfinder Type
XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)
Number of Dots
2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder)
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Colour Temperature Control
Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.71 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Eye Point
Approx. 27 mm from the eyepiece lens, 22 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Display
Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Histogram, Digital Level Gauge
Real-time Image Adjustment Display
On/Off
Screen Type
7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive
Total Number of Dots
921,600 dots
Brightness Control (LCD)
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 90 degrees, down by approx. 45 degrees
Display Selector (Finder/LCD)
Auto/Manual
LCD Display
Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Histogram, Digital Level Gauge, Shooting information for viewfinder mode
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)
On/Off
Focus Magnifier
35 mm full frame: 7.2x, 14.4x, APS-C: 4.7x, 9.4x
Quick Navi
Yes
Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Face Detection
On / On (Regist. Faces) / Off, Face registration, Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)
Auto Object Framing
Yes
Clear Image Zoom
Still/Movie: Approx. 2x
Smart zoom (Still Image)
35mm full frame: M:approx 1.5x, S: approx 2x, APS-C: M: approx 1.3x, S: approx 2x
Digital zoom (Still Image)
35mm full frame: L: approx 4x, M: approx 6.1x, S: approx 8x APS-C: L:approx 4x, M:approx 5.2x, S:approx 8x
Digital zoom (Movie)
35mm full frame: approx 4x, APS-C: approx 4x
PlayMemories Camera Apps™
Yes*1
Lens Compensation
Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Image processor
BIONZ X™
Self-Portrait
Yes (3 sec delay/OFF selectable)
Smile Shutter
Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Touch Shutter
Yes
Shutter Type
Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed
Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), NTSC: Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode), PAL: Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed
1/160 sec.*8
SteadyShot
Not supported (image stabilisation supported on lens)
Compensation Effect
Not supported (image stabilisation supported on lens)
Flash Control
Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation
+/- 3.0EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Modes
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync*2, Wireless*2
External Flash Compatibility
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatibility with the Auto-lock accessory shoe
Flash Type
Optional
Drive Modes
Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. Delay, 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
4 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
Speed (approx. max.)
Continuous shooting: Max. 1.5fps, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 4.0fps (*3)
Playback Modes
Single (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 23.0x, M: 15.0x, S: 11.5x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still / Date / MP4 / AVCHD), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect
PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Yes*4
Wireless LAN (Built-In)
Yes
NFC™
Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
HD Output
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA™ Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback
Multi Interface Shoe
Yes
Others
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adaptor, Microphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector
Interfaces
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe, Microphone minijack, Headphone minijack, Vertical Grip Connector
Microphone
Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-CG50/XLR-K1M (sold separately)
Speaker
Built-in, monaural
Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom Function Type
Custom key settings, Programmable setting
Memory Function
Yes (2 sets)
Supplied Battery
NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 270 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 340 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies)
Actual*5*6: Approx. 60 min with viewfinder, Approx. 65 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard), Continuous*5*7: Approx. 90 min with viewfinder, Approx. 90 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
External Power
AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (optional)
Internal Battery Charge
Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D)
126.9 x 94.4 x 54.8 mm, 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm (from grip to monitor); (5 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/4, 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16; from grip to monitor)
Weight (with battery and memory card included)
Approx. 407 g (Body Only) / Approx. 465 g (With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo™)
Range
32–104°F/0–40°C
View on Smartphone
Yes
Upload to PC
Yes
View on TV
Yes
Wireless and network capabilities
Wi-Fi, NFC One-touch functionality, Downloadable camera apps
Compatible OS
Windows Vista®*9 SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8, Mac OS X (v. 10.6-10.8)
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Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
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*1 Services vary by country., *2 With compatible external flash, *3 Approximate. May vary depending on shooting conditions and media., *4 Supports Micro USB compatible device., *5 Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications)., *6 Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off., *7 Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed., *8 With compatible Sony external flash. *9 Starter Edition is not supported.
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Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed.
  • Power cord, Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50, AC Adaptor AC-UB10, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable