Sensor type
1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor® RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 20.1 MP
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 21.0 MP
Lens type
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens, 18 elements in 13 groups (6 aspheric elements including AA lens)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
Focal length
f=8.8–220 mm; Still Image 3:2 f=24–600 mm; Still Image 4:3 f=27–650 mm; Still Image 16:9 f=26–630 mm; Still Image 1:1 f=31–760 mm
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
AF (W: Approx. 3 cm (0.10 ft) to infinity, T: Approx. 72 cm (2.36 ft) to infinity, f=250 mm (35 mm format equivalent): Approx. 140 cm (4.59 ft) to infinity, Focus range from the image sensor: AF (W: Approx. 18 cm (0.59 ft) to infinity, T: Approx. 92 cm (3.02 ft) to infinity, f=250 mm (35 mm format equivalent): Approx. 157 cm (5.16 ft) to infinity
Optical zoom
25x (optical zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
20M Approx. 50x/10M Approx. 70x/5M Approx. 100x/VGA Approx. 380x
Clear Image Zoom (Movie)
4K: Approx. 37.5x; HD: Approx. 50x
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
20M Approx. 100x/10M Approx. 140x/5M Approx. 200x/VGA Approx. 380x
Digital Zoom (Movie)
Digital Zoom Approx. 100x
Filter diameter
72 mm
Screen type
7.5 cm(3.0-type)(4:3)/1,440,000 dots/Xtra Fine/TFT LCD
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 109 degrees, down by approx. 41 degrees
Display Panel (On Top)
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)
Auto/EVF (Manual)/Monitor (Manual)
MF Assist Magnification
Viewfinder Screen Type/Number of Dots
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Field Coverage
Approx. 0.70x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (diopter) (35 mm equiv.)
Eye Point
Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece, 21.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (diopter) (CIPA standard)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps)/Sunny Weather
Image Processing Engine
Yes (BIONZ X®)
Optical; Yes (Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti Rolling type)
Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF; Automatic AF; Continuous AF; DMF; Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide (315 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF)); Centre; Flexible Spot (S/M/L); Expanded Flexible Spot; Lock on AF (Wide/Centre/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern; Centre Weighted; Spot (Standard/Large); Entire Screen Avg.; Highlight
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto (ISO100–12800, selectable with upper/lower limit),100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendable to ISO64/80), Multi-Frame NR: Auto (ISO100–12800),100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto: (ISO100–ISO12800 Level, selectable with upper/lower limit), 100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 2.4 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
WB Micro Adjustment
YesG7 to M7, 57-stepA7 to B7, 29-step
Shutter Speed
iAuto (4"-1/2000*)/Program Auto (30"-1/2000*)/Manual Exposure (Bulb, 30"-1/2000*)/Aperture Priority (30"-1/2000*)/Shutter Priority (30"-1/2000*); *At F8 or greater aperture value. Fastest limit at F2.4 is 1/1000. 1
Electronic Shutter
iAuto (4"–1/32000)/Program Auto (30"–1/32000)/Manual Exposure (30"–1/32000)/Aperture Priority (30"–1/32000)/Shutter Priority (30"–1/32000)
iAuto (F2.4/F11)/Program Auto (F2.4/F16)/Manual (F2.4/F16)/Shutter Priority (F2.4/F11)/Aperture Priority (F2.4/F16)
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 s; High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off; Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-25600
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimiser (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level [1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step])
Shooting Mode
AUTO (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto); Program Auto; Aperture Priority; Shutter Speed Priority; Manual Exposure; MR (Memory Recall) [body 3 sets/memory card 4 sets]; Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure); HFR 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
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Continuous Shooting Hi: approx. 24fps, Continuous Shooting Mid: approx. 10fps, Continuous Shooting Low: approx. 3.5fps 2 3 4
10 s / 5 s / 2 s / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10 s. 5 s or 2 s delay selectable / Bracketing shots with 10 s 5 s or 2 s delay selectable
Drive Modes
Single; Continuous shooting (Hi/Mid/Lo); Self-timer; Self-timer (cont.); Cont. bracketing 5; Single bracketing 5; White balance bracketing 5; DRO bracketing 5
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, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Picture Profile
off/PP1-PP9 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Colour Mode, Saturation, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still Image: Superior Auto: 44 / iAuto: 33; 44
Flash Mode
Built-in, manual pop-up
Flash type
Auto/Flash On/Slow Synchro/Rear Sync. /Flash Off/Wireless (with optional compatible flash)
AF Illuminator
External Flash Mode
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the optional shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
Flash Range
ISO Auto: Approx.1.0 m to 10.8 m (3.28 ft. to 35.43 ft.) (W) / Approx. 1.0 m to 6.5 m (3.28 ft. to 21.33 ft.) (T), ISO12800: up to Approx. 20.8 m (68.24 ft.) (W) / Approx. 12.8 m (41.99 ft.) (T)
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick Duo 6; Memory Stick PRO Duo 6; Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed) 6; Memory Stick PROHG Duo 6; Memory Stick Micro 7 6; Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) 7 6; SD Memory Card 6; SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I) 6; SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I) 6; microSD Memory Card 7 6; microSDHC Memory Card 7 6; microSDXC Memory Card 7 6
Recording Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format); XAVC S; AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
XAVC S:LPCM 2ch; AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator)
Colour Space (Still)
sRGB, Adobe® RGB
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size)
Still Image: 3:2 mode: 20M (5472×3648)/10M (3888×2592)/5M (2736×1824), 4:3 mode: 18M (4864×3648)/10M (3648×2736)/5M (2592×1944)/VGA, 16:9 mode: 17M (5472×3080)/7.5M (3648×2056)/4.2M (2720×1528), 1:1 mode: 13M (3648×3648)/6.5M (2544×2544)/3.7M (1920×1920); 16:9 mode: 17M (5472×3080)/7.5M (3648×2056)/4.2M (2720×1528)
RecordingNTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode XAVC S HD: 50p 50M (1920x1080/250fps), 50p 50M (1920x1080/500fps), 50p 50M (1920x1080/1000fps)/25p 50M (1920x1080/250fps), 25p 50M (1920x1080/500fps), 25p 50M (1920x1080/1000fps) NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode XAVC S HD: 60p 50M (1920x1080/240fps), 60p 50M (1920x1080/480fps), 60p 50M (1920x1080/960fps)/30p 50M (1920x1080/240fps), 30p 50M (1920x1080/480fps), 30p 50M (1920x1080/960fps)/24p 50M (1920x1080/240fps), 24p 50M (1920x1080/480fps), 24p 50M (1920x1080/960fps)Sensor Readout Number of effective pixelsQuality Priority: 240fps/250fps (1824x1026), 480fps/500fps (1824x616), 960fps/1000fps (1244x420)/Shoot Time Priority: 240fps/250fps (1824x616), 480fps/500fps (1292x436), 960fps/1000fps (912x308)
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie
16:9 mode: 17M (5472×3080)/7.5M (3648×2056)/4.2M (2720×1528)
Proxy Recording
Input and output terminals
Multi/Micro USB Terminal 8, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Microphone (3.5 mm stereo mini jack), Multi Interface Shoe, Headphones
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n [2.4 GHz band])
Yes (Bluetooth® Standard Ver. 4.1 [2.4GHz band])
Power Source
DC7.2 V (supplied battery) / DC5.0 V (supplied AC Adaptor)
Battery System
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 2.2 W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.4 W with viewfinder
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (Shooting, Playback)
Monitor: Approx. 400/Approx. 200 min., ViewFinder: Approx. 370/Approx. 185 min. 9
Monitor: Approx. 75 min., ViewFinder: Approx. 75 min. 10 11
Monitor: Approx. 135 min., ViewFinder: Approx. 135 min. 12 10
Playmemories Camera Apps
Shooting Functions
Eye AF; Face Detection; Face Registration; Still Image Recording (during movie recording); Smile shutter; Grid Line; Quick Navi; Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll); WB Bracket; DRO Bracketing; MF Assist; Peaking; Zebra; Marker Display; Audio Level Display; Audio Out Timing; Step Zoom/Quick Zoom; TC/UB; Photographer Name & Copyright; ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed; PC Remote Control; Zoom Assist; Focus Hold; Gamma Disp. Assist; [Mov]AF Track Sensitivity; [Mov]AF Drive Speed; Set File Name; Focus Range Limiter 13
Playback Functions
BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI); 9/25-frame index view; Auto Orientation; Slide Show; Forward/Rewind (Movie); Delete; Protect; Motion Shot Video; Photo Capture; Automatic Image Rotation; Cont. Shoot Grouping
Yes 14
4K image output
Operating Temprature
0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.
Exif Print; PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA)
132.5 x 94.0 x 145.0 (5 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 5 3/4) 132.5 x 94.0 x 127.4 mm(5 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 5 1/8) (from front of lens to monitor)
Approx. 1095 g (2 lb 6.7 oz) (Battery and SDXC Card included)/Approx. 1050 g (2 lb 5.1 oz) (Body Only)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FW50
  • AC Adaptor AC-UUD12
  • Micro USB cable
  • Shoulder strap
  • Lens cap
  • Shoe Cap
  • Lens hood
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • Instruction Manual