• Lens Used

        Sony α lenses

      • Camera Type

        Digital SLR camera with built-in flash and interchangeable lenses

      • Sensitivity

        Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 equivalent

      • Aspect Ratio


      • Sensor

        23.6 x 15.8mm (APS-C size) interlace scan CCD with primary colour filter

      • Dust Reduction

        Static-resistant anti-dust coating (incorporated in CCD-Shift mechanism)

      • No. of Pixels

        Total: 10.8 megapixels; Effective: 10.2 megapixels

      • A/D Conversion

        12 bit

      • D-Range Optimizer

        Advanced / Standard / Off (automatically off in M-Mode, in RAW or RAW+JPEG format, or with center-weighted or spot metering)

      • Colour Modes

        sRGB, Adobe RGB

      • Format Function

        FAT 12, 16, 32

      • Delete Function

        Single, multiple or all frames in a folder / memory card can be deleted. Folders can be deleted in the File Browser.

      • Noise Reduction

        Available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec

      • Image Quality Modes

        Standard, Fine, RAW, RAW+JPEG

      • Recording Media

        Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (includes Memory Stick Duo adaptor for CompactFlash slot), Compact Flash (Type I & II), Microdrive

      • No. of Recorded Pixels:

        L: 3,872 x 2,592; M: 2,896 x 1,936; S: 1,920 x 1,280

      • File Format

        JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG (DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF 1.1 print functions supported, Exif 2.21 supported)

      • Settings

        Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash), Colour Temperature (2500 - 9900k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation), custom

      • Compensation

        Approx. 2EV - 3.5EV decrease in shutter speed (varies according to conditions and lens used)

      • Display

        Indicator inside viewfinder

      • System

        CCD-shift mechanism

      • Other Display Functions

        Enlarged view (maximum zoom : L size - 12x, M size - 9x, S size - 6x), overexposure / underexposure warning, slideshow, image orientation (automatic rotation mode on/off)

      • Image Display Modes

        Single image (image only, image + information, image + information + histogram), index (4 / 9 / 16 images), tabbed browsing

      • Information Display

        Navigation display functions, enlarged text view, camera orientation adjustment

      • LCD Monitor

        2.5-inch (100% field of view), 230,400-dot TFT, hybrid type (Clear Photo LCD Plus)

      • Focus Modes

        Auto-focus / manual focus selectable (auto-focus modes: AF automatic selection, one-shot AF, continuous AF, direct manual focus)

      • Main Functions

        Focus areas selection (wide area / 9-point local frame selection / fixed centre spot focus), predictive focus for moving subjects, auto-tracking focus point, focus lock

      • Sensitivity Range

        0EV - 18EV, ISO 100 equivalent

      • Eye-start AF

        Selectable via main menu

      • Sensor

        CCD line sensors (9 points, 8 lines with centre cross-hair sensor)

      • AF Illuminator

        Activated via built-in flash in lowlight / low-contrast situations, range: 1 - 5m

      • Type

        TTL phase-detection system

      • Exposure Modes

        Program AE (Auto mode / P-Mode, with program shift), aperture-priority AE (A-Mode), shutter-priority AE (S-Mode), manual (M-Mode)

      • Scene Selector

        Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night view / Night portrait

      • Exposure Compensation

        +/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)

      • AE Lock

        Automatically activated with AF lock, available with AE lock button

      • Metering Type

        Direct TTL metering (40-segment honeycomb-pattern metering, center-weighted metering, spot metering)

      • Metering Sensor

        40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC

      • Metering Range

        1EV - 20EV (4EV to 20EV with spot metering), ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4 lens

      • Flash Metering and Control

        ADI/ Pre- flash TTL flash metering, manually activated

      • Effective Area

        18mm lens coverage equivalent (same focal length)

      • Flash Compensation

        +/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)

      • Guide Number

        GN 12 (in meters at ISO 100)

      • Flash Modes

        Automatic, Fill flash, Red-eye reduction pre-flash, Rear Sync Flash, Wireless*, High-speed sync*, Slow sync (with AE lock on) *Requires compatible external flash

      • External Flash

        HVL-F56M, HVL-F36M, Macro Twin Flash Kit, HVL-MT24AM

      • Recycling Time

        Approx. 3 seconds

      • Type

        Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

      • Flash Sync Speed

        1/160 sec. (1/125 sec. with Super SteadyShot on)

      • Speed Range

        1/4000 sec. -30 sec., bulb

      • Magnification

        0.83x (with 50mm lens at infinity)

      • Diopter Control

        -2.5 to +1.0m-1

      • Eye Relief

        Approx. 20mm from the eyepiece, 16mm from the eyepiece frame

      • Focusing Screen

        Spherical Acute Matte

      • Eyepiece Cup


      • Pentaprism

        Roof mirror type

      • Field of View


      • Type

        Fixed eye-level

      • Exposure Bracketing

        Single or continuous shot (3 frames), 0.3EV / 0.7EV increments

      • Continuous Shooting Limit

        JPEG: unlimited, RAW: 6 frames, RAW+JPEG 3 frames

      • Other Functions

        After-view, depth-of-field preview, zone-matching

      • White Balance Bracketing

        3 frames, 2-step increments

      • Continuous Shooting Rate

        Up to 3 frames per second

      • Digital Effect Control Modes

        Adjustment functions: 8 modes(standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Evening, Night / Night Portrait, Monochrome, Adobe RGB), contrast, saturation and sharpness settings (+/- 2 steps) are also possible

      • Self-timer

        10 sec., 2 sec. (with mirror up), LED and buzzer signals

      • Audio Alerts

        Buzzer for self-timer and auto-focus

      • Printing Output Control

        Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, PictBridge

      • Power Display

        5 levels

      • External Power Source

        AC adaptor - AV-VQ900AM (optional)

      • Battery


      • Battery Performance

        Approx. 750 frames recorded (CIPA measurement)

      • Compatible OS

        Microsoft Windows Me / 2000 Professional / XP Home Edition / XP Professional, Macintosh Mac OS X (v.10.1.3 and later)

      • Video Output

        NTSC / PAL selectable

      • PC Interface

        USB2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage mode / PTP mode)

      • Weight

        Approx. 545g (not including battery or accessories)

      • Dimensions (W x H x D)

        Approx. 133.1 x 94.7 x 71.3mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.8")

      • Range

        0° - 40° C