Wireless and network capabilities
Wi-Fi, NFC One-touch functionality
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 142.6mm x 104.2mm x 80.9 mm
Weight (with battery and memory card included)
Approx. 647 g (Body Only) / 726 g (With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo™)
Lens 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 with primary colour filters
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 24.3 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio
Anti-Dust System
Charge protection coating on image sensor and image sensor shift mechanism
Smart zoom (Still Image)
M: Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2.0x
Digital zoom (Still Image)
L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8x
Digital zoom (Movie)
Approx. 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
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
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)
Colour Space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
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)
AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
Video Compression
Audio Recording Format
AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Image Size (Pixels), NTSC
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps*1/PS, 60i/24Mbps*1/FX, 60i/17Mbps*2/FH, 24p/24Mbps*1/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH), MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps*2), 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps*2)
Image Size (pixels), PAL
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps*1/PS, 50p/28Mbps*1/PS, 60i/24Mbps*1/FX, 50i/24Mbps*1/FX, 60i/17Mbps*2/FH, 50i/17Mbps*2/FH, 24p/24Mbps*1/FX /25p/24Mbps*1/FX, 24p/17Mbps*2/FH, 25p/17Mbps*2/FH), MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps*2, 25fps/12Mbps*2), 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps*2, 25fps/3Mbps*2)
Movie Functions
Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Creative Style, Picture Effect
Face Detection
On / On (Regist. Faces) / Off, Face registration, Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)
Auto Object Framing
Yes (Still images)
Clear Image Zoom
Still / Movie: Approx. 2x
Smart Teleconverter
Approx. 1.4x / 2x
Lens Compensation
Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Image processor
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, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
Multi Frame NR
Auto / ISO100 to 51200
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Flash, Color temperature (2500 to 9900K) and Color Filter (G7 to M7, A7 to B7), Custom (1 / 2 / 3), Custom Set
AWB Micro Adjustment
G7 to M7 (15 steps), A7 to B7 (15 steps)
3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus Type
TTL Phase-detection AF
Focus Sensor
CCD line sensors
Focus Point
79 points (15 points cross type)*3 , with center F2.8 sensor
Focus Sensitivity Range
EV -2 to 18 (at ISO 100 equivalent)
Focus Mode
Autofocus, Manual focus selectable
AF Mode
Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A), Direct Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide, Zone, Centre, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock-On AF (Wide, Zone, Centre, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot)
Other Features
Eye AF, Lock-on AF, Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus lock, AF Range Control, AF micro adjustment
Built-in flash
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 Sensitivity
EV -2 to EV 17 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4 lens attached)
Metering Mode
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes
AUTO (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie (P/A/S/M), Programmed AE (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter-speed Priority (S), Manual (M), Memory Recall (MR1/2/3)
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)
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
Available with AE lock button. AE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode. (Auto/On/Off selectable)
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Still Images: ISO 100 - 25600 (1/3 EV steps), (ISO numbers up from ISO50 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-25600, selectable lower and upper limits), Movies: ISO100 - 12800 equivalent (1/3 EV steps), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower and upper limits)
Viewfinder Type
1.3cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder
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
Approx. 1.09x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.71x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
Eye Point
Approx. 27mm from the eyepiece lens, 22mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Display
Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital level gauge, Histogram
Real-time Image Adjustment Display
Monitor Type
7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive
Total Number of Dots
1,228,800 dots
Brightness Control (LCD)
Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle
Tilt angle: Up by approx. 150 degrees, down by approx. 180 degrees, Rotation angle: 180 degrees clockwise, 90 degrees counterclockwise.
LCD Display
Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital level gauge, Histogram, Shooting information for viewfinder mode
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)
Focus Magnifier
5.9x, 11.7x
Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
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), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed
1 / 250 sec.*4
Electronic Front Shutter Curtain
Yes (On/Off)
For still images: Image Sensor-Shift mechanism, For movies: Electronic
Flash Control
ADI, Pre-flash TTL, Manual flash
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*4, High Speed sync.*4
External Flash Compatibility
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe. Attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock Accessory Shoe.
FE Level Lock
Wireless Control
Yes (wireless flash with lighting ratio control)
Flash Type
Speed (approx. max.)
Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 12fps, Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 8fps, Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 3fps*5
No. of recordable frames (approx.)
Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: 53 frames (JPEG Extra Fine L), 60 frames (JPEG Fine L), 64 frames (JPEG Standard), 26 frames (RAW), 25 frames (RAW & JPEG), Continuous shooting: 56 frames (JPEG Extra Fine L), 75 frames (JPEG Fine L), 93 frames (JPEG Standard), 28 frames (RAW), 26 frames (RAW & JPEG)*5*6
Drive Modes
Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), 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.)
12 fps (in Continuous Advance Priority AE)
Playback Modes
Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 18.8x, M: 13.3x, S: 9.4x), Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, Panorama (Wide): 38.8x, Display Rotation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, off), Folder selection (Still), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi / Micro USB Terminal
HD Output
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA™ Sync (control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K Still Image playback
Wireless LAN (Built-In)
Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))*7
Multi Interface Shoe
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe, Microphone minijack, Sync Terminal, Wired remote terminal
Sync. Terminal, Microphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), DC IN Terminal, Wired remote terminal, Wireless Remote Control (RMT-DSLR2 (sold separately))
Compatible OS
Windows Vista®*9 SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Mac OS X (v. 10.7-10.9)
Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M/ECM-CG50 (sold separately)
Built-in, monaural, volume settings in 16 steps between 0 and 15
Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom Function Type
Custom key settings, Programmable setting
Memory Function
Yes (3 sets)
Supplied Battery
NP-FM500H Rechargeable battery pack
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 410 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 480 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)*10
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies)
Actual*11*12: Approx. 110 min with viewfinder, Approx. 120 min with LCD monitor (CIPA standard), Continuous*11 *13: Approx. 175 min with viewfinder, Approx. 175 min with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
External Power
AC Adaptor AC-PW10AM (optional)
32-104°F / 0-40°C
*1 Maximum bit rate., *2 Average bit rate., *3 The number of AF points will differ depending on the lens and shooting mode., *4 With compatible external flash., *5 Varies according to shooting conditions or memory card used., *6 Continuous drive (Hi) in Drive mode., *7 (Configuration method/Access method) WPS or manually/infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK)., *8 Sony accessories for the Accessory Shoe can be attached., *9 Starter Edition is not supported., *10 With the LCD monitor turned on, shoot once every 30 seconds, operate zoom alternately between W and T ends, flash strobe once every two shots, turn power off and on once every ten shots., *11 Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications)., *12 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off., *13 The total movie recording time. When the limit of the continuous movie recording time (29 minutes) is reached, let the camera continue movie recording by pressing the MOVIE button again. No other operations such as zoom are performed., *14 Supports Micro USB compatible device.
  • Power cord, Rechargeable Battery NP-FM500H, Battery Charger BC-VM10A, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable