Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 142.6 x 104.2 x 82.8 mm
Weight (with battery and memory card included)
596 g (Body Only) / 675 g (With battery and media)
Lens Mount
Sony A-mount
Lens compatibility
Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed
Sensor type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) Exmor® CMOS sensor
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) Exmor® CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx.24.2 MP
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx.24.8 MP
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio
Anti-Dust System
Smart zoom (Still Image)
M: Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2
Digital zoom (Still Image)
L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8
Digital zoom (Movie)
Yes (4x)
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
L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9
L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M), S:3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama
Standard Horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M) Wide Horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), Vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)
Image Quality Modes
RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimiser (Auto/Level(1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range(Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6EV, 1.0EV step))
Recording Format (Movie)
XAVC S 1 / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
Video Compression
Audio Recording Format
XAVC S:LPCM 2ch AVCHD:Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
Movie Functions
AF Drive Speed, AF Tracking Duration, Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI Info. Display
Face Detection
On/ On (Regist. Faces) / Off
Auto Object Framing
Yes (Still Images)
Clear Image Zoom
Yes (approx. 2x)
Lens Compensation
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick™ XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards (UHS-I compliant)
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off , available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
Multi Frame NR
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Flash, Colour temperature (2500 to 9900K), Colour Filter (G7 to M7, A7 to B7), Custom (1 / 2 / 3), Custom Set
3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus Sensor
CCD line sensors
Focus Sensitivity Range
EV -2 to 18 (at ISO 100 equivalent)
AF Mode
Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A)
Focus Area
Wide, Zone, Centre, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock-On AF (Wide, Zone, Centre, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot)
Other Features
Eye-start AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF On
Built-in, auto pop-up
AF Illuminator range
Approx. 1 m - 5 m / Approx. 3.3 to 16.4 feet
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor
Exmor® CMOS Sensor
Metering Mode
Multi segment, Spot, Centre weighted
Exposure Modes
AUTO (Intelligent Auto / Superior Auto), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Memory recall
Scene Selection
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight
Exposure Compensation
+/-5.0 EV (1/3EV, 1/2EV steps selectable)
Auto (AE) Bracketing
Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3EV, 1/2EV, 2/3EV, 1.0EV, 2.0EV, 3.0EV increments, 3 /5 frames
AE Lock
AE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode. ("AEL w/ shutter"(Auto/On/Off) is supported) Available with AE lock button
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Still Image: ISO100–25600 (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100–25600, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movie: ISO100–12800 equivalent (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100–12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Viewfinder Type
1.0 cm (1/3) electronic viewfinder
Number of Dots
1 440 000 dots
Approx. 0.88x (35 mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.57x) with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Eye Point
Approx. 26.5 mm from the eyepiece lens, 23 mm from the eye piece frame at -1-1 (CIPA standard)
Monitor Type
2.7-type TFT LCD
Total Number of Dots
460 800 dots
Brightness Control (LCD)
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed
Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec/Bulb;Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed
1 / 160 sec.
Flash Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Modes
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Rear sync.,Wireless, High Speed sync.
Drive Modes
Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
Continuous Advance Priority AE: Max. 8fps, Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 2.5fps 2
Multi Interface Shoe
Microphone minijack; Multi/Micro USB Terminal; Multi Interface Shoe
Supplied Battery
NP-FM500H M-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (Still Images)
Up to 580 shots
Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Battery charger BC-VM10A
  • Body cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable
  • Power cord
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FM500H
  • Shoulder strap