Sensor type
1/2.3 type (7.82 mm) Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 20.4 Megapixels
Number of Pixels (Gross)
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Lens type
ZEISS® Vario Sonnar T* Lens, 15 elements in 10 groups (including 1superED glass element, 2ED glass element and 3aspheric element)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F2.8 (W) - 6.3 (T)
Focal length
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
iAuto: AF (W: approx. 1cm to infinity, T: approx. 240cm to infinity), Program Auto: AF (W: approx. 1cm to infinity, T: approx. 240cm to infinity)
Optical zoom
50x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
20M: approx. 100x, 10M: approx. 142x, 5M: approx. 200x, VGA: approx. 810x, 15M(16:9): approx. 100x, 2M(16:9): approx. 270x (*1)
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
Up to 810x (VGA)
Digital Zoom (Movie)
Approx. 200
Filter diameter
Yes (φ55)
Aperture Type
7 blades
Digital Zoom
Still: 20M: approx. 200x: 10M: approx. 284x, 5M: approx. 400x, VGA: approx. 810x, 15M (16:9): approx. 200x, 2M (16:9): approx. 540x;Movie: approx. 200x (*1)
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent
Still images 3:2: f=25-1250mm, Still images 4:3: f=24-1200mm, Still images 16:9: f=26-1300mm, Still images 1:1: f=28.5-1425mm, Movie 16:9: f=26.5-1325mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=28-1850mm (SteadyShot Active), f=31-1900mm (SteadyShot Intelligent Active), Movie4:3: f=32.5-1625mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=34.5-2300mm (SteadyShot Active), f=38-2350mm (SteadyShot Intelligent Active)
Focus Range (From the Focal Plane)
iAuto:AF (W: approx. 1cm to infinity, T: approx. 240cm to infinity), Program Auto: AF (W: approx.1cm to infinity, T: approx. 240cm to infinity)
Screen type
7.5cm (3.0 type)(4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps)
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 90 degrees, down by approx. 60 degrees
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)
MF Assist Magnification
8.1x, 16.2x
Viewfinder Screen Type/Number of Dots
Electrical type (0.5cm (0.2 type), 201,600 dots equivalent)
Field Coverage
Dioptre Adjustment
0.2-type electronic viewfinder
Image Processing Engine
Still: Optical, Movie: intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti Rolling type
Focus Type
Contrast detection AF
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF, DMF, Manual Focus, Continuous AF (Advanced sports & Movie Only)
Focus Area
Wide, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L)
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper/lower limit), 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200;Multi-Frame NR: Auto (ISO80-3200),100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400*2 /12800 *2 (*3)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper/lower limit), 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 4 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, C.Temp/Filter, Custom
WB Micro Adjustment
G7-M7, A7-B7
Shutter Speed
iAuto (4-1/4000), Program Auto (1-1/4000), Aperture Priority (8-1/2000), Shutter Priority (30-1/4000), Manual (30-1/4000) (*4)
iAuto (F2.8-F6.3 (W)), Program Auto (F2.8-F6.3 (W)), Aperture Priority (F2.8-F8.0 (W)), Shutter Priority (F2.8-F6.3 (W)), Manual (F2.8-F8.0 (W))
Image Control
Quality (Fine/Standard)
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR, High ISO NR: Normal/Low, Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-12800
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step)
Shooting Mode
Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1/2, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority,Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection, Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto
Scene Selection
High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Landscape, Portrait, Soft Skin, Anti Motion Blur, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet Mode
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots) (*5)
Off, 10 sec., 2 sec., portrait 1, portrait 2
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer(cont.), Self-portrait, Cont.-bracketing, White balance bracketing
Panorama (Shooting)
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Picture Effect
Still: Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterisation, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration, Movie: Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterisation, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono.
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia
Auto Image Rotation
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still: Superior Auto: 44 / iAuto: 33, Movie: 44
Minimum Illumination
Auto: 4 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
Flash Red-Eye Correction
Flash Mode
Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Advanced Flash, Rear Sync., Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
Flash type
Built-in, manual pop-up
AF Illuminator
Flash Range
ISO Auto: approx. 0.5m to 8.5m (W), approx. 2.4m to 3.5m (T), ISO3200: up to approx. 12.0m (W), approx. 5.1m (T)
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (High Speed), Memory Stick PROHG Duo™, Memory Stick Micro*6, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)*6, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Card*6, microSDHC Memory Card*6, microSDXC Memory Card*6 (*7)
Recording Format
Still images: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0,Exif Ver. 2.3, MRF Baseline compliants), Movie: AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible, MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
AVCHD:Dolby® Digital(AC-3) 2ch(Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator), MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still)
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size)
3:2 mode: 18M (5184 x 3456), 8.9M (3648 x 2432), 4.5M (2592 x 1728, 4:3 mode: 20M (5184 x 3888), 10M (3648 x 2736), 5M (2592 x 1944), VGA;16:9mode: 15M (5184 x 2920), 7.5M (3648 x 2056), 2.1M (1920 x 1080);1:1 mode: 15M (3888 x 3888), 7.5M (2736 x 2736), 3.7M (1920 x 1920);Sweep Panorama: Wide (7152 x 1080, 4912 x 1920), Standard (4912 x 1080, 3424 x 1920);Sweep Panorama: 360 (11520 x 1080)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
AVCHD (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50p at 28 Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,440 x 1,080/25fps at 12 Mbps)
Movie Recording Mode
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), MP4: 12M (1440 x 1080/25fps), 3M VGA (640 x 480/25fps)
Movie recording mode
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Still Image Resolution
3:2 mode:18 M (5,184×3,456) / 8.9 M (3,648×2,432) / 4.5 M (2,592×1,728), 4:3 mode: 20 M (5,184×3,888) / 10 M (3,648×2,736) / 5 M (2,592×1,944) / VGA, 16:9 mode: 15 M (5,184×2,920) / 7.5 M (3,648×2,056) / 2.1 M (1,920×1,080), 1:1 mode: 15 M (3,888×3,888) / 7.5 M (2,736×2,736) / 3.7 M (1,920×1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152×1,080/4,912×1,920) /Standard (4,912×1,080/3,424×1,920) / Sweep Panorama:360 (11,520×1,080)
Panorama (Recording)
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Input and output terminals
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*8, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe*14
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))
Wi-Fi® connectivity
Wi-Fi, NFC One-touch functionality
Wireless capabilities
Wi-Fi, NFC One-touch functionality
Power Source
DC3.6V (supplied battery)/DC5.0V (supplied AC adaptor)
Battery System
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 1.4W (EVF: approx. 1.1W)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (Power supply during shooting/playback requires separately sold AC-UD10.)
Battery Life(Still Images)
Still images*9: approx. 300 shots, approx. 150min. (EVF: approx. 380 / approx. 190min), Movies (actual shooting)*10*11: approx. 50min (EVF: approx. 55min). (In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15min. and max. file size is 2GB), Movies (continuous shooting)*10: 85min (EVF: approx. 95min). (In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15min. and max. file size is 2GB. )*12
Supplied Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Playmemories Camera Apps
Photo Creativity
Shooting Functions
Face Detection, Grid Line, Smile Shutter, Digital Level Gauge (pitch), WB Bracket, MF Assist, Micref Level
Playback Functions
BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI), 9/25-frame index view, Auto Orientation, Slide Show, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Motion Shot Video, TRILUMINOS Color*13, 4K image output (still image only)
Operating Temprature
Approx. 0-40°C (32-104°F)
Index Playback
9 / 25 images
Playback Zoom
Depends on Image Size
Yes (only GPS)
Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA)
129.6 x 93.2 x 114.8 mm, 129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2 mm (from front of lens to monitor); 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 4 5/8 in., 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. (from front of lens to monitor)
Weight (CIPA)
Approx. 633 g (Body only), approx. 660 g (With battery and Memory Stick Duo™)
*1 Optical zoom from the wide side, *2 Achieved by using "By Pixel Super Resolution" technology and overlay burst shooting, *3 REI=Recommended Exposure Index *4 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. (except RX series models). *5 You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode. *6 With Adaptor (optional) *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 Supports Micro USB compatible device. *9 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. *10 Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications,default setting). *11 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom (except RX1), stand-by, power off. *12 Based on non-stop recording until the limit (29 minutes or 4GB) has been reached, and then continued recording again. Shooting functions such as zoom will not be available. *13 Models capable of extended-gamut recording and HDMI transmission function for both still images and movies. *14 Sony accessories for the Accessory Shoe can be attached. *15 Services vary by country.
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D, Micro USB cable, Shoulder Strap, Shoe Cap, Lens Cap, Instruction Manual, AC Power Code