Sensor type
1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 4:3
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 20.4 megapixels
Number of Pixels (Gross)
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Lens type
Sony G Lens, 11 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F3.5 (W) – 6.3 (T)
Focal length
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
AF approx. 5cm to infinity (W), approx. 200cm to infinity (T)
Optical zoom
30x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
Still images: 20M approx. 60x / 10M approx. 85x / 5M approx. 120x / 0.3M approx. 486x / 15M (16:9) approx. 60x / 2M (16:9) approx. 162x, Movies: approx. 60x (*2)
Aperture Type
Iris diaphragm (5 blades)
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent
Still images 3:2 f=25-750 mm, Still images 4:3 f=24-720 mm, Still images 16:9 f=26-780 mm, Still images 1:1 f =28.5-855 mm, Movie16:9 f=26.5-1080 mm (SteadyShot Active Mode)
Screen type
Segment LCD
Image Processing Engine
Still Images: Optical, Movies: Optical type with electronic compensation
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF, Touch AF, Lock on AF, Multi Point AF
Focus Area
Multi Point AF
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern
Exposure Compensation
+/-2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO80-3200 (iAuto), ISO80-12800*6 (Superior Auto), Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (Program Auto), Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (Aperture Priority), Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (Shutter Priority) (*7)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto (ISO 80-1000 equivalent)
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 10 lux (Shutter Speed 1/15)
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor (Cool White), Fluor (Day White), Fluor (Daylight), Incandesceent
Shutter Speed
iAuto (1/1600-4), Program Auto (1/1600-1), Aperture Priority (1/1600-8), Shutter Priority (1/1600-30) (*3)
iAuto (F3.5-F6.3 (W)), Program Auto (F3.5-F6.3 (W)), Aperture Priority (F3.5-F8.0 (W)), Sutter Priority (F3.5-F6.3 (W))
Image Control
Quality (Fine/Standard)
Dynamic Range Functions
Dynamic Range Optimizer
Shooting Mode
Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority Mode, Shutter Speed Priority Mode, Movie
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots) (*5)
10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous shooting
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still images: Superior Auto 44, Intelligent Auto 33, Movie: 44
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick Micro™, Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark2), microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card, microSDXC Memory Card (*4)
Recording Format
Still images: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3,MRF Baseline compliants), Movies: MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
MPEG-4, AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
MP4 (up to 1,920 x 1,080/60 fps)
Movie Recording Mode
MP4: 28M PS (1920x1080/60fps), 16M HQ (1920x1080/30fps)
Still Image Resolution
3:2 mode: 18M (5,184 x 3,456) / 8.9M (3,648 x 2,432) / 4.5M (2,592 x 1,728); 4:3 mode: 20M (5,184 x 3,888) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) /0.3M (640 x 480); 16:9 mode: 15M (5,184 x 2,920) / 7.5M (3,648 x 2,056) / 2.1M (1,920 x 1,080); 1:1 mode: 15M (3,888 x 3,888) / 7.5M (2,736 x 2,736) / 3.7M (1,920 x 1,920)
Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size)
3:2:18M (5184 x 3456) / 8.9M (3648 x 2432) / 4.5M (2592 x 1728), 4:3: 20M (5184 x 3888) / 10M (3648 x 2736) / 5M (2592 x 1944) /0.3M (640x480), 16:9: 15M (5184 x 2, 920) / 7.5M (3648 x 2056) / 2.1M (1920 x 1080), 1:1: 15M (3888 x 3888) / 7.5M (2736 x 2736) / 3.7M (1920 x 1920)
Movie Resolution
MP4: 28M PS (1,920 x 1080/60 fps)/ 16M HQ (1,920 x 1080/30 fps)
Input and output terminals
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*8, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
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 (not supplied AC adaptor)
Battery System
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN (supplied) / NP-BN1 (not supplied)
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 1.4W
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes *1
Battery Life(Still Images)
Still images*10: approx. 200 / approx. 100min, Movie (actual shooting)*11 *12: approx. 25min. Movies (continuous shooting) *12 *13: approx. 45min. (In [MP4 28M PS] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)
Supplied Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN
Shooting Functions
Face Detection
Operating Temprature
Approx. 0°C to 40°C (32F° to 104F°)
Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA)
Approx. 68.4 x 65.1 x 57.6 mm
Weight (CIPA)
Approx. 178 g (Body only), Approx. 193 g (With battery and Memory Stick micro)
PlayMemories Home
*1 Not supplied AC Adaptor AC-UD10, *2 Optical zoom from the wide side., *3 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., *4 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., *5 You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode., *6 Achieved by using overlay burst shooting., *7 REI=Recommended Exposure Index., *8 Supports Micro USB compatible device., *9 Rechargeable battery pack NP-BN cannot be used with Cyber-shot that are supplied with NP-BN1., *10 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(QX series don't have the flash)., *11 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by, power off., *12 Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications)., *13 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.
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN*9, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Smartphone attachment, Quick Start Guide, Reference Guide