Sensor type
1.0 type (13.2 x 8.8 mm) Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
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: 20M approx. 7.2x / 10M approx. 10x / 5M approx. 14x / VGA approx. 54x*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=28-100 mm, Still images 16:9 : f=29-105 mm, Still images 4:3 : f=30-108 mm, Still images 1:1 : f=36-127 mm, Movie 16:9 : f=29-105 mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=33-120 mm (SteadyShot Active Mode), Movie 4:3 : f=36-128 mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=41-146 mm (SteadyShot Active Mode)
Screen type
7.5 cm (3.0 type)(4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD / Angle Adjustment
Brightness Control
Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)
Optional (sold separately)
Image Processing Engine
Still images: Optical, Movie: Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti Rolling type)
Focus Type
Contrast detection AF
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 (ISO160-12800, selectable with upper/lower limit),160/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800 (Extendableto ISO100/125),Multi-Frame NR:Auto(ISO160-25600), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600*3 (*2)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto: (ISO 160 Level - ISO 3200 Level, selectable with upper/lower limit), 160/ 200/ 400/ 800/ 1600/ 3200
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 3.2l ux (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 (Bulb, 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
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)
Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 10 fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 2.5 fps (AF-S) *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, Movie: Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterisation, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono.
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White
Auto Image Rotation
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still images: 33, Movie: 44
Flash Red-Eye Correction
Flash Mode
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Sync, Flash Off
Flash type
Built-in, auto pop-up
AF Illuminator
Flash Range
ISO Auto: approx. 0.3m to 15.0m (W), approx. 0.55m to 5.7m (T), ISO12800: up to approx. 30.0m (W), approx. 11.3m (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
Colour Space (Still)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size)
16:9: 17M (5472 x 3080), 4.2M (2736 x 1544), 4:3: 13M (4112 x 3080) , 3.2M (2064 x 1544)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
AVCHD (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50p at 28 Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,440 x 1,080/25 fps at 12 Mbps) / VGA (up to VGA 640 x 480/25p at 3 Mbps)
Movie Recording Mode
PAL : AVCHD: 28M PS(1920x1080/50p) / 24M FX(1920x1080/50i) / 17M FH(1920x1080/50i) / 24M FX(1920x1080/25p) / 17M FH(1920x1080/25p), MP4: 12M(1440x1080/25p) / 3M(VGA 640x480/25p);NTSC : AVCHD: 28M PS(1920x1080/60p) / 24M FX(1920x1080/60i) / 17M FH(1920x1080/60i) / 24M FX(1920x1080/24p) / 17M FH(1920x1080/24p), MP4: 12M(1440x1080/30p) / 3M(VGA 640x480/30p)
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
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*8, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe*13
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Wi-Fi® connectivity
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. 1.5W
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (Power supply during shooting/playback requires separately sold AC-UD10.)
Still images*9: approx. 350 shots / approx. 175min, Movies (actual shooting)*10*11: approx. 45min. (In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 2GB), Movies (continuous shooting)*10: approx. 80min. (In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 2GB)
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 Framing, Step Zoom
Playback Functions
Control for HDMI, Picture Effect(Watercolor, Illustration), 3D Viewing Mode, TRILUMINOS Colour*12
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 38.3 mm
Approx. 254 g (Body only), Approx. 281 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 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 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, stand-by, power off. *12 Models capable of extended-gamut recording and HDMI transmission function for both still images and movies. *13 Sony accessories for the Accessory Shoe can be attached.
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor AC-UB10/UB10B/UB10C/UB10D, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Strap adapter, Shoe Cap, Instruction Manual