Sensor type
1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 20.1 megapixels
Number of Pixels (Gross)
Approx. 20.9 megapixels
Lens type
ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F1.8 (W) – 2.8 (T)
Auto / On (3 steps) / Off
Focal length
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
AF approx. 5cm to infinity (W), approx. 30cm to infinity (T)
Optical zoom
2.9x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
Still images: approx. 5.8x, Movie: approx. 5.8x (*1)
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
Up to 44x (VGA)
Digital Zoom (Movie)
Digital Zoom Approx. 11
Aperture Type
7 blades
Digital Zoom
Still images: 20M approx. 11x, 10M approx. 16x, 5M approx. 23x, VGA approx. 44x, Movie: approx. 11x*1
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent
Still images 3:2: f=24-70mm, Still images 16:9 f=26-76mm, Still images 4:3: f=25-73mm, Still images 1:1 f=30.5-89mm, Movie 16:9: f=25.5-74mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=30-86mm (SteadyShot Active), f=33.5-95mm (SteadyShot Intelligent Active), Movie 4:3: f=31-90mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=37-105mm (SteadyShot Active), f=41-117mm (SteadyShot Intelligent 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)
Adjustable Angle
Up: approx. 180 degrees, down: approx. 45 degrees
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)
MF Assist Magnification
5.0x, 12.5x
Viewfinder Screen Type/Number of Dots
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 1,440,000 dots
Field Coverage
Approx. 0.59x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (35mm equiv.)
Eye Point
Approx. 20mm from the eyepiece, 19.2mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(CIPA standard)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
0.39-type electronic viewfinder
Brightness Control
Auto/Manual (5 steps)/Sunny Weather
Image Processing Engine
Still images: Optical, Movie: Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti rolling)
Focus Type
Contrast detection AF
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Lock on AF(Wide/Center/Flexible Spot(S/M/L))
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(ISO125-12800, 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(ISO125-12800), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600*3, (*2)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto:(ISO125Level-ISO12800Level, 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
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 1.2 lux(Shutter Speed 1/30")
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 (4-1/2000sec.), Program Auto (1-1/2000sec.), Manual (Bulb,30-1/2000sec.), Aperture Priority (8-1/2000sec.), Shutter Priority (30-1/2000sec.)
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
Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Colour Space (sRGB/Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW/RAW&JPEG/Extra fine/Fine/Standard)
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On/off, available for shutter speeds longer than 1/3 sec. / High ISO NR: High/Normal/Low/Multi Frame NR: Auto ISO200-25600
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
Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1/2/3, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection
Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 10 fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 2.9 fps (AF-S)*5, (*4)
Off, 10 sec., 2sec., 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10 sec.delay selectable
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Single-bracketing, Cont.-bracketing, White balance bracketing, DRO bracketing
Panorama (Shooting)
Sweep Panorama
Picture Effect
Still Image: Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration, Movie: Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Monochrome.
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Auto Image Rotation
Metering Mode
EV 0 to 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent)
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still images: Superior Auto: 44, Intelligent Auto: 33, Movie: 44
Minimum Illumination
Auto: 1.5lux (Shutter Speed 1/30 sec.)
Flash Red-Eye Correction
Flash Mode
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Sync, Flash Off
Flash type
Built-in, manual pop-up
AF Illuminator
Flash Range
ISO Auto: approx. 0.4m to 10.2m (1.31 ft. to 33.46 ft.) (W), approx. 0.4m to 6.5m (1.31 ft. to 21.33 ft.) (T), ISO12800: up to approx. 20.4m (66.93 ft.) (W), approx. 13.0m (42.65 ft.) (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, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator), MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
AVCHD (up to 1920 x 1080/50p at 28 Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,440 x 1,080/30p at 12 Mbps)
Movie Recording Mode
AVCHD: 28M PS (1920x1080/60p) / 24M FX (1920x1080/60i) / 17M FH (1920x1080/60i) / 24M FX (1920x1080/24p) / 17M FH (1920x1080/24p), XAVC S: 60p 50M (1920x1080/60p) / 30p 50M (1920x1080/30p) / 24p 50M (1920x1080/24p) / 120p 50M(1280x720/120p) / MP4: 12M (1440x1080/30fps) / 3M VGA (640x480/30fps)
Still Image Resolution
3:2 mode: 20M (5,472 x 3,648) / 10M (3,888 x 2,592) / 5M (2,736 x 1,824);4:3 mode: 18M (4,864 x 3,648) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA;16:9 mode: 17M (5,472 x 3,080) / 7.5M (3,648 x 2,056) / 4.2M (2,720 x 1,528);1:1 mode: 13M (3,648 x 3,648) / 6.5M (2,544 x 2,544) / 3.7M (1,920x 1,920);Sweep Panorama: Wide (12,416 x 1,856 / 5,536 x 2, 160), Standard (8,192 x 1,856 / 3,872 x 2,160)
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)
Movie Resolution
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: 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 50M (1,280 x 720/120p);MP4: 12M (1,440 x 1,080/30 fps) / 3M VGA (640 x 480/30 fps)
Input and output terminals
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*8, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Yes (IEEE802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz 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. 1.7W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.3W with viewfinder(CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (Power supply during shooting/playback requires separately sold AC-UD10.)
Still images*9 Screen: approx. 320 / approx. 160 min., ViewFinder: approx. 230/ approx. 115min., Movies (actual shooting)*10*11 Screen: approx. 50 min., ViewFinder: approx. 50 min. (In (MP4 12M) mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 2 GB), Movies (continuous shooting)*10*12 Screen: approx. 85 min., ViewFinder: approx. 90 min. (In (MP4 12M) mode max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 2 GB)
Supplied Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Playmemories Camera Apps
Yes *14
Photo Creativity
Shooting Functions
Eye AF, Face Detection, Face Registration, Smile Shutter, Quick Navi, Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll), WB Bracketing, DRO Bracketing, MF Assist, Peaking, Zebra, Micref Level, Step Zoom, Self-portrait timer
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*13, 4K image output
Operating Temprature
Approx. 0-40°C (32-104°F)
Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA)
Approx. 101.6 x 58.1 x 41.0 mm
Approx. 263 g (Body only) / 290 g(with battery and Memory Stick Duo™)
*1 Optical zoom from the wide side., *2REI=Recommended Exposure Index, *3Achieved by using overlay burst shooting., *4You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode., *5 Speed will slow down after taking some shots.*6For 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)*8Supports 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 shots, the power turns on and off once every ten shots., *10 Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications)., *11 Indicated recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by, power off., *12 Based on non-stop recording until the limit (29 minutes or 2 GB) 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 of both still images and movies., *14 Services vary by country.
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC AdaptorAC-UB10C/UB10D, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Strap adapter, Instruction Manual, AC Power Code