Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 20.1 megapixels
Number of Pixels (Gross)
Approx. 21.0 megapixels
Sensor type
1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor® RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Lens type
ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspherical elements including AA lens)
Clear Image Zoom (Movie)
4K: Approx. 4.35x; HD: Approx. 5.8x
Optical zoom
2.9x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
84 deg-34 deg (f = 24-70 mm 1) 2
Aperture Type
Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
Focal length
f=8.8-25.7 mm
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
20 M Approx. 11x/10 M Approx. 16x/5.0 M Approx. 23x/VGA Approx. 44x
Digital Zoom
Still images: 20M approx. 11x, 10M approx. 16x, 5M approx. 23x, VGA approx. 44x, Movie: approx. 11x*1
Auto / On (3 steps) / Off
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
iAuto: AF (W: approx. 5cm to infinity, T: approx. 30cm to infinity), Program Auto: AF (W: approx. 5cm to infinity, T: approx. 30cm to infinity)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F1.8 (W) - 2.8 (T)
Digital Zoom (Movie)
Digital Zoom Approx. 11
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
Still Image: 20M Approx. 5.8x / 10M Approx. 8.2x / 5.0M Approx. 11x / VGA Approx. 44x 3
Screen type
7.5 cm (3.0 type)(4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
MF Assist Magnification
8.6x, 17.1x
Adjustable Angle
Up: approx. 180 degrees, down: approx. 45 degrees
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)
Auto / EVF
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather
Field Coverage
Approx. 0.59x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (35 mm equiv.)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
Viewfinder Screen Type/Number of Dots
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control
Auto/Manual (5 steps)
0.39-type electronic viewfinder(OLED)
Eye Point
Approx. 20 mm from the eyepiece, 19.2 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(CIPA standard)
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 16fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 5.5fps*4*5
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still images: Superior Auto: 44, Intelligent Auto: 33 Movie: 44
Focus Area
Wide, Centre, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expand Flexible Spot, Lock-on AF (Wide/Center/Flexible Spot [S/M/L]/Expand Flexible Spot)
Shooting Mode
AUTO (Intelligent Auto / Superior Auto), Programme Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1/2/3, Movie Mode (Programme Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), HFR Mode (Programme Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Still images: Optical, Movie: Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti Rolling type)
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
WB Micro Adjustment
Yes (G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps))
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto: (ISO 125-ISO 12800, selectable with upper/lower limit), 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800
Electronic Shutter
iAuto (4 - 1/32000) / Programme Auto (30 - 1/32000) / Manual (30 - 1/32000) / Aperture Priority (30 - 1/32000) / Shutter Priority (30 - 1/32000)
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Single-bracketing*6, Cont.-bracketing*6, White balance bracketing*6, DRO bracketing*6
Focus Type
Contrast detection AF
Shutter Speed
iAuto (4-1/2000), Program Auto (30-1/2000), Manual (Bulb, 30-1/2000), Aperture Priority (30-1/2000), Shutter Priority (30-1/2000)
Scene Selection
Portrait, Sports Action, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimiser (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Control
Minimum Illumination
Auto: 1.2lux (Shutter Speed 1/30 sec.)
Picture Profile
Off/PP1-PP7 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Colour Mode, Colour Level, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Picture Effect
Still Image: Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterisation, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration, Movie: Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterisation, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono.
Panorama (Shooting)
Sweep Panorama
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1/3 s. High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off, Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO200-25600
Image Control
Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Colour Space (sRGB/Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW/RAW & JPEG/Extra fine/Fine/Standard)
10 sec., 5 sec., 2 sec., 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10 sec. 5 sec. or 2 sec. delay selectable, Bracketing shots with 10 sec. 5 sec. or 2 sec. delay selectable
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, C.Temp., Filter, Custom
Flash Red-Eye Correction
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto (ISO 125-12800, selectable with upper/lower limit), 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendable to ISO80/100), Multi Frame NR: Auto (ISO 125-12800), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600*3 (*2)
Auto Image Rotation
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 1.2 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30 s)
Image Processing Engine
iAuto (F1.8/F11 (W)), Programme Auto (F1.8/F11 (W)), Manual (F1.8/F11 (W)), Shutter Priority (F1.8/F11 (W)), Aperture Priority (F1.8/F11 (W))
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
Flash type
Built-in, manual pop-up
Flash Range
ISO Auto: approx. 0.4m to 10.2m (W), approx. 0.4 m to 6.5 m (T), ISO12800: up to approx. 20.4m (W), approx. 13.0m (T)
AF Illuminator
Flash Mode
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Sync, Flash Off
Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size)
3:2 : 20M (5472 x 3648) / 10M (3888 x 2592) / 5M (2736 x 1824), 4:3 : 18M (4864 x 3648) / 10M (3648 x 2736) / 5M (2592 x 1944) / VGA, 16:9 : 17M (5472 x 3080) / 7.5M (3648 x 2056) / 4.2M (2720 x 1528), 1:1 : 13M (3648 x 3648) / 6.5M (2544 x 2544) / 3.7M (1920 x 1920) , Sweep Panorama : Wide (12416 x 1856/5536 x 2160), Standard (8192 x 1856/3872 x 2160)
Colour Space (Still)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size)
16:9: 17M (5472 x 3080), 7.5M (3648 x 2056), 4.2M (2720 x 1528)
Recording Format
Still images: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible, MP4
Still Image Resolution
3:2 mode: 20M (5,472 × 3,648) / 10M (3,888 × 2,592) / 5M (2,736 × 1,824),4:3 mode:18M (4,864 × 3,648) / 10M (3,648 × 2,736) / 5M (2,592 × 1,944) / VGA,16:9 mode:17M (5,472 × 3,080) / 7.5M (3,648 × 2,056) / 4.2M (2,720 × 1,528),1:1 mode:13M (3,648 × 3,648) / 6.5M (2,544 × 2,544) / 3.7M (1,920 × 1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (12,416 × 1,856/5,536 × 2,160), Standard (8,192 × 1,856/3,872 × 2,160)
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick Micro™*8, Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark2)*8, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I), SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I), microSD Memory Card*8, microSDHC Memory Card*8, microSDXC Memory Card*8 (*7)
PAL: XAVC S HD: 50p 50M (1920 x 1080/250 fps), 50p 50M (1920 x 1080/500 fps), 50p 50M (1920 x 1080/1000 fps) / 25p 50M (1920 x 1080/250 fps), 25p 50M (1920 x 1080/500 fps), 25p 50M (1920 x 1080/1000 fps), NTSC: XAVC S HD: 60p 50M (1920 x 1080/240 fps), 60p 50M (1920 x 1080/480 fps), 60p 50M (1920 x 1080/960 fps) / 30p 50M (1920 x 1080/240 fps), 30p 50M (1920 x 1080/480 fps), 30p 50M (1920 x 1080/960 fps) / 24p 50M (1920 x 1080/240 fps), 24p 50M (1920 x 1080/480 fps), 24p 50M (1920 x 1080/960 fps)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
[NTSC] AVCHD: 28M PS(1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 24M FX(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 24M FX(1,920 x 1,080/24p) / 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/24p), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M(3,840 x 2,160/30p) / 30p 60M(3,840 x 2,160/30p) / 24p 100M(3,840 x 2,160/24p) / 24p 60M(3,840 x 2,160/24p), XAVC S HD:60p 50M(1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 30p 50M(1,920 x 1,080/30p) / 24p 50M(1,920 x 1,080/24p) / 120p 100M(1,920 x 1,080/120p) / 120p 60M(1,920 x 1,080/120p), MP4: 28 M (1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 16 M (1,920 x 1,080/30p) / 6 M (1,280 x 720/30p)
Movie Recording Mode
PAL: AVCHD: 28M PS (1920 x 1080/50p) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/50i) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/50i) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/25p) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/25p), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M (3840 x 2160/25p) / 25p 60M (3840 x 2160/25p), XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1920 x 1080/50p) / 25p 50M (1920 x 1080/25p) / 100p 100M (1920 x 1080/100p) / 100p 60M (1920 x 1080/100p), MP4: 28M (1920 x 1080/50p) / 16M (1920 x 1080/25p) / 6M (1280 x 720/25p);NTSC: AVCHD: 28M PS (1920 x 1080/60p) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/60i) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/60i) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/24p) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/24p), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M (3840 x 2160/30p) / 30p 60M (3840 x 2160/30p) / 24p 100M (3840 x 2160/24p) / 24p 60M (3840 x 2160/24p), XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1920 x 1080/60p) / 30p 50M (1920 x 1080/30p) / 24p 50M (1920 x 1080/24p) / 120p 100M (1920 x 1080/120p) / 120p 60M (1920 x 1080/120p), MP4: 28M (1920 x 1080/60p) / 16M (1920 x 1080/30p) / 6M (1280 x 720/30p)
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator), MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Wireless capabilities
Wi-Fi, NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n [2.4 GHz band])
Input and output terminals
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*9, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
Power Source
DC3.6V (supplied battery)/DC5.0V (supplied AC adaptor)
Still images*10: Monitor: approx. 280 shots / approx. 140 min., Viewfinder: approx. 230 shots / approx. 115min., Movies (actual shooting)*11*12: Monitor: approx. 45 min., Viewfinder: approx. 45 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4 GB), Movies (continuous shooting)*11: Monitor: approx. 80 min., Viewfinder: approx. 85 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4 GB)*13
Supplied Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (Shooting, Playback)
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 1.9W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.3W with viewfinder(CIPA standard)
Battery System
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1 (supplied)
Playback Functions
BRAVIA Sync, 9/25-frame index view, Auto orientation, Slide Show, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Motion Shot Video, Beauty Effect, TRILUMINOS Colour*14, 4K image output
Shooting Functions
Eye AF, Lock-on AF, Face Detection, Face Registration, Still Image Recording (during movie recording), Smile shutter, Grid Line, Quick Navi, Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll), White Balance Bracketing, DRO Bracketing, MF Assist, Peaking, Zebra, Marker Display, Micref Level, Step Zoom, Quick Zoom, Self-portrait timer/ TC/UB Photographer Name & Copyright, ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed, PC Remote Control
Index Playback
9 / 25 images
Operating Temprature
Approx. 0-40°C (32-104°F)
Playback Zoom
Depends on Image Size
Photo Creativity
Playmemories Camera Apps
Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Approx. 101.6 mm x 58.1 mm x 41.0 mm
Approx. 271 g (Body only), Approx. 298 g (with battery and Memory Stick Duo™)
*1 Optical zoom from the wide side.*2 REI=Recommended Exposure Index, *3 Achieved by using overlay burst shooting. *4 You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode. *5 Speed will become slowe after taking some shots. *6 Self-Timer is available. *7 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. *8 with Adaptor (optional), *9 Supports Micro USB compatible device. *10 The LCD screen is turned on, shooting once every 30 seconds, the zoom is switched alternatively between the W and T ends, the flash strobes once every two times, the power turns on and off once every ten times. *11 Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications, default setting). *12 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by, power off. *13 Based on non-stop recording until the limit (29 minutes or 4 GB) has been reached, and then continued recording again. Shooting functions such as zoom will not be available. *14 Models capable of extended-gamut recording and HDMI transmission function for both still images and movies. *15 Services vary by country.
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