Sensor type
1/2.3 type (7.76 mm) Super HAD CCD™
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 20.1 Megapixels
Number of Pixels (Gross)
Approx. 20.4 Megapixels


Lens type
Sony Lens
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F3.2 (W) - 6.4 (T)
Focal length
80 deg–19 deg (26–130 mm)
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
iAuto: AF (W: approx. 5cm to infinity, T: approx. 60cm to infinity), Program Auto: AF (W: approx. 5cm to infinity, T: approx. 60cm to infinity)
Optical zoom
5x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
Up to 40x (VGA)
Digital Zoom (Movie)
Approx. 10
Digital Zoom
Still images: 20M approx.10x, 10M approx.7.1x, 5M approx.9.9x, VGA approx.40x, 2M(16:9) approx.13x, Movies: Digital Zoom approx. 10x (*1)
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent
Still images: 4:3: f=26-130mm, 16:9: f=28.3-141.6mm, Movies: 16:9: f=31.5-157.3mm, 4:3: f=26-130mm


Screen type
6.7cm (2.7 type) (4:3) / 230,400 dots / ClearPhoto / TFT LCD
Brightness Control
5 (Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 (Dark)




Image Processing Engine
Still images: Electronic type
Focus Mode
Multi Point AF, Center Weighted AF, Tracking Focus, Face Tracking Focus
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto/100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (*2)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto: (ISO100-800 level)
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 28 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Flourescent White Balance 1, Flourescent White Balance 2, Flourescent White Balance 3, Incandescent, Flash
Shutter Speed
iAuto (2-1/1500), Programme Auto (1-1/1500) (*3)
iAuto (F3.2/F8.1 (W), 2 steps with ND Filter), Program Auto (F3.2/F8.1 (W), 2 steps with ND Filter
Dynamic Range Functions
Dynamic Range Optimizer (Standard/Off/Plus)
Shooting Mode
Intelligent Auto, Panorama, Programme Auto, Easy Shooting, Picture Effect, Scene Selection, Steady shot, Party
Scene Selection
High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Landscape, Portrait, Beach, Snow, Gourmet, Pet Mode
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Approx. 0.52 fps (100 shots) (*4)
Off , 10sec., 2sec., portrait 1, portrait 2
Panorama (Shooting)
360 Sweep Panorama
Picture Effect
Still images: Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Panoramas: Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Movies: Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key
Auto Image Rotation
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still images: 30
Minimum Illumination
Auto: 28lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
Flash Red-Eye Correction


Flash Mode
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
Flash type
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AF Illuminator
Flash Range
ISO Auto: approx. 0.4m to 3.5m (W), approx. 0.6m to 1.76 m (T), ISO3200: up to approx. 7 m (W), approx. 3.5 m (T)


Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick™ Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ , Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ , Memory Stick™ Micro*5, Memory Stick™ Micro (Mark2)*5, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™ , SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Card*5, microSDHC Memory Card*5, microSDXC Memory Card*5 (*6)
Recording Format
Still Images: JPEG , Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
Colour Space (Still)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
1,280 x 720 (1,280 x 720/30fps)/VGA (640 x 480/30fps)/QVGA (320 x 240/30fps)
Movie Recording Mode
1280x720 (1280x720/30fps) / VGA (640x480/30fps) / QVGA (320x240/30fps)
Still Image Resolution
4:3 mode: 20 M (5,152 x 3,864)/10 M (3,648 x 2,736)/5 M (2,592 x 1,944)/VGA, 16:9 mode: 15 M (5,152 x 2,896)/2 M (1,920 x 1,080), Sweep Panorama: 360 ° (11,520 x 1,080)/Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920)/Standard (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Panorama (Recording)
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size)
4:3: 20M (5152 x 3854) / 10M (3648 x 2736) / 5M (2592 x 1944) / VGA , 16:9: 15M (5152 x 2896) / 2M (1920 x 1080), Sweep Panorama: 360° (11520 x 1080) / Wide (7152 x 1080 / 4912 x 1920) / Standard (4912 x 1080 / 3424 x 1920)
Internal Memory
Approx. 29 MB


Input and output terminals
Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Wi-Fi® connectivity


Power Source
DC3.6V (supplied battery)/DC5.0V (supplied AC adaptor)
Battery System
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN (supplied) / NP-BN1 (not supplied)
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 1.0W
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (Shooting*7, Playback)
Still images*8: approx. 200 / approx. 100min, Movies (actual shooting)*9 *10: approx. 30min. (In 1280 x 720) mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 10 min. and max. file size is 2GB / In VGA and QVGA mode, max. continuous shooting time is 29 minutes. (limited by product specifications), Movies (continuous shooting)*9: approx. 100 min. (In 1280 x 720 mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 10 min. and max. file size is 2GB / In VGA and QVGA mode, max. continuous shooting time is 29 minutes. (limited by product specifications)
Supplied Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN


Shooting Functions
Face Detection, Grid Line
Playback Functions
Slideshow with Music
Operating Temprature
Approx. 0-40°C (32-104°F)
Index Playback
16/25 images
Playback Zoom


Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)

Size & Weight

Approx. 96.8 x 55.5 x 20.8 mm
Approx. 109 g (Body only), Approx. 125 g (With battery and Memory Stick Duo™)


*1 Optical zoom from the wide side., *2 REI=Recommended Exposure Index, *3 When ISO sensitivity is higher than IS0 3200, the slowest shutter speed limit is 1/4 sec. Manual setting of ISO sensitivity to lower than ISO 3200 is necessary to set shutter speed slower than 1/4., *4 You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode.,*5 with Adaptor (optional), *6 For movies, compatible Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card or microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card (Class 4 or faster speed is recommended) can be used. , *7 Not supplied AC Adaptor AC-UD10, *8 The LCD screen is turned on, shooting once every 30 seconds, the zoom is switched alternately between the W and T ends the flash strobes once every two times, the power turns on and off once every ten times., *9 Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications,default setting)., *10 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by, power off., *11 Rechargeable battery pack NP-BN cannot be used with Cyber-shot that are supplied with NP-BN1.

Colour Options


What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN*11, AC AdaptorAC-UB10C, Wrist Strap, Multi USB cable, Instruction Manual