Sensor type
1.0-type (13.2 x 8.8 mm) Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 20.2 megapixels
Number of Pixels (Gross)
Approx. 20.9 megapixels
Lens type
ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 7 elements in 6 groups (4 aspheric elements including AA lens)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F1.8 (W) - 4.9 (T)
Focal length
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
iAuto: AF (W: approx. 5cm to infinity, T: approx. 55cm to infinity), Program Auto: AF (W: approx. 5cm to infinity, T: approx. 55cm to infinity)
Optical zoom
3.6x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
Still images: 7.2x*1
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
Up to 54x (VGA)
Aperture Type
Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
Digital Zoom
Still images: 20M approx. 14x, 10M approx. 20x, 5M approx. 28x, VGA approx. 54x, Movie: 14x*1
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent
Still images 3:2 : f=28-100mm, Still images 4:3 : f=30-108mm, Still images 16:9 : f=29-105mm, Still images 1:1 : f=36-127mm, Movie 16:9 : f=29-105mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=33-120mm (SteadyShot Active), Movie4:3 : f=36-128mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=41-146mm (SteadyShot Active)
Screen type
7.5 cm (3.0 type)(4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control
Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather
Image Processing Engine
Still images: Optical, Movie: Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti Rolling type)
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Multi Point AF, Center Weighted AF, Flexible Spot AF, Flexible Spot AF(Tracking Focus), Flexible Spot AF(Face Tracking Focus)
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto (ISO125-6400, selectable with upper/lower limit), 125/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 (Extendableto ISO80/100), Multi-Frame NR:Auto(ISO125-25600), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800*3 /25600*3 (*2)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto: (ISO 125 Level - ISO 3200 Level)
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 3.2 lux (Shutter Speed 1/60 s)
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, C.Temp., Filter, Custom
Shutter Speed
iAuto (4-1/2000), Program Auto (1-1/2000), Manual (30-1/2000), Shutter Priority (30-1/2000), Aperture Priority (8-1/2000)
iAuto (F1.8/F11 (W)), Program Auto (F1.8/F11 (W)), Manual (F1.8/F11 (W)), Shutter Priority (F1.8/F11 (W)), Aperture Priority (F1.8/F11 (W))
Image Control
NR Level setting, Color Mode, Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Color Space, Quality (RAW/RAW&JPEG/Fine/Standard), Long Exposure NR, High ISO NR (Normal/High/Low)
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimiser (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Shooting Mode
Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, Movie Mode, Panorama
Scene Selection
Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Sports Action, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Approx. 10 fps*4*5
Off , 10sec., 2sec., Self-portrait, Self-timer(Cont)
Panorama (Shooting)
Sweep Panorama
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
Auto Image Rotation
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still images: 33, Movie: 44
Flash Red-Eye Correction
On only
Flash Mode
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Sync, Flash Off
Flash type
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AF Illuminator
Flash Range
ISO Auto: approx. 0.3m to 17.1m (W), approx. 0.55m to 6.3m (T)
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro*7, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)*7, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I), SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I), microSD Memory Card*7, microSDHC Memory Card*7, microSDXC Memory Card*7 (*6)
Recording Format
Still images: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), Movie: AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible, MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
VCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator), MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
AVCHD: 28M PS(1,920 x 1,080/50p)/24M FX(1,920 x 1,080/50i)/17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/50i)/MP4:12M(1,440 x 1,080/30 fps)/3M VGA(640 x 480/30 fps)
Movie Recording Mode
AVCHD: 28M PS(1920 x 1080/50p)/24M FX(1920 x 1080/50i)/17M FH(1920 x 1080/50i)/MP4:12M(1440 x 1080/30fps)/3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)
Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size)
3:2 : 20M (5472 x 3648) / 10M (3888 x 2592) / 5M (2736 x 1824) / 4:3mode: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)
Input and output terminals
Micro USB Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) Micro HDMI
Wi-Fi® connectivity
Power Source
DC3.6V(supplied battery)/DC5.0V(supplied AC adaptor)
Battery System
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 1.5W
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes(supplied AC adaptor)
Still images*8: approx. 330 shots / approx. 165min, Movies (continuous shooting)*9: approx. 80min
Supplied Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Photo Creativity
Shooting Functions
Face Detection, Still Image Recording (during movie recording), Smile Shutter, Grid Line, Memory Recall, MF Assist, Auto Bracket, WB Bracket, Peaking, Auto Port. Framing
Playback Functions
Control for HDMI, Picture Effect(Watercolor, Illustration), 3D Viewing Mode
Operating Temprature
Approx. 0°C to 40°C (32F° to 104F°)
Playback Zoom
Depends on Image Size
Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA)
Approx. 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.9mm
Approx. 213 g (Body Only), Approx. 240 g (with battery and Memory Stick Duo ™)
*1 Optical zoom from the wide side. *2 REI=Recommended Exposure Index, *3 Achieved by using "By Pixel Super Resolution" technology and overlay burst shooting. *4 You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode. *5 Speed will be slowing after taking some shots. *6 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. *7 with Adaptor (optional), *8 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. *9 Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications,default setting).
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC AdaptorAC-UD10, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Shoulder strap adapter, Instruction Manual