Sensor type
35mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0mm), Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 42.4 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total)
43.6 MP
Number of Pixels (Gross)
Approx. 43.6 megapixels
Lens type
ZEISS® Sonnar T*, 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements including AA lens)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
Focal length
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
AF approx. 24cm to infinity (When the macro switching ring is set to "0,3m-∞"), approx. 14cm to 29cm (When the macro switching ring is set to "0,2m-0,35m")
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
Still images: 2x, Movie: 2x
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
Up to 8x
Filter diameter
49 mm
Max. Magnification (Standard/Macro)
0.15x (When the macro switching ring is set to "0,3m-∞"), 0.26x (When the macro switching ring is set to "0,2m-0,35m")
Optical Variable Low-Pass Filter
Aperture Type
Iris diaphragm (9 blades)
Digital Zoom
Still images: 42M approx. 4x, 18M approx. 6.2x, 11M approx. 8x, Movie: approx. 4x
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent
Still images 3:2 : f=35mm, Still images 16:9 : f=37mm, Still images 1:1 : f=44mm, Still images 4:3 : f=38mm, Movie 16:9 : f=44mm (SteadyShot On), f=37mm (SteadyShot Off)
Focus Range (From the Focal Plane)
AF approx. 30cm to infinity (When the macro switching ring is set to "0,3m-∞"), approx. 20cm to 35cm (When the macro switching ring is set to "0,2m-0,35m")
Screen type
7.5cm (3.0 type)(4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control
Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle
Up approx. 109 degrees, down approx. 41 degrees, at max.
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)
MF Assist Magnification
5.0x, 12.5x
Viewfinder Screen Type/Number of Dots
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Field Coverage
Approx. 0.74x (with 50 mm lens equiv. at infinity, -1m-1)
Eye Point
Approx. 19 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.4 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
0.39-type electronic viewfinder(OLED)
Brightness Control
Auto/Manual (5 steps)
Image Processing Engine
Electronic type (for movies)
Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide (399 points for phase-detection AF, 25 points for contrast-detection AF), Centre, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expand Flexible Spot, Lock-on AF (Wide, Centre, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expand Flexible Spot)
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation
+/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100-25600 (1/3 EV step) (expandable to ISO 50/64/80/32000/40000/51200/64000/80000/102400), AUTO (ISO 100-102400, selectable upper/lower limit), Multi Frame NR: ISO 100-102400 (1 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100-102400, selectable upper/lower limit)*1
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
ISO 100-25600 equivalent (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100-25600 equivalent, selectable upper/lower limit)
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 1.5 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30 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
WB Micro Adjustment
Yes (G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps))
Shutter Speed
Program Auto (30-1/4000* sec.), Aperture Priority (30-1/4000* sec.), Shutter Priority (30-1/4000* sec.), Manual Exposure (Bulb, 30-1/4000* sec.), iAuto (4-1/4000* sec.) *At F5.6 or greater aperture value. Fastest limit at F2 is 1/2000 sec.
Image Control
Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Colour Space (sRGB/Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW/RAW & JPEG/Extra fine/Fine/Standard)
Uncompressed RAW
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off, Multi Frame NR: Auto/ISO 100-102400
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
AUTO (Intelligent Auto, Superior 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, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Speed priority continuous shooting: approx. 5fps, Continuous shooting: approx. 2.5fps (AF-S)*2*3
10 sec., 5 sec., 2 sec., 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10 sec. 5 sec. or 2 sec. delay selectable, Bracketing shots with 10 sec. 5 sec. or 2 sec. delay selectable
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Cont.-bracketing*4, Single-bracketing*4, White balance bracketing*4, DRO bracketing*4, LPF bracketing*4
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
Auto Image Rotation
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still images: Superior Auto: 44, Intelligent Auto: 33 Movie: 33
Raw Output
14 bit
Minimum Illumination
Auto: 1.5lux(Shutter Speed 1/30 sec.)
Flash Red-Eye Correction
On / Off
Flash Mode
Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Rear Sync. / Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
AF Illuminator
Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro*6, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)*6, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Card*6, microSDHC Memory Card*6, microSDXC Memory Card*6 (*5)
Recording Format
Still images: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible, 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
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size)
[3:2] L: 42M (7,952 x 5,304) / M: 18M (5,168 x 3,448) / S: 11M (3,984 x 2,656), [4:3] L: 38M (7,072 x 5,304) / M: 16M (4,592 x 3,448) / S: 9.4M (3,536 x 2,656), [16:9] L: 36M (7,952 x 4,472) / M: 15M (5,168 x 2,912) / S: 8.9M (3,984 x 2,240), [1:1] L: 28M (5,296 x 5,296) / M: 12M (3,440 x 3,440) / S: 7.1M (2,656 x 2,656), [Sweep Panorama] Standard (3,872 x 2,160 / 8,192 x 1,856) / Wide (5,536 x 2,160 / 12,416 x 1,856)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
AVCHD (up to 1,920 x 1,080/60p at 28 Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,920 x 1,080/60p at 28 Mbps)
Movie Recording Mode
NTSC: AVCHD: 28M PS (1920 x 1080/60p) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/60i) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/60i) / 24M FX (1920x1080/24p) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/24p), XAVC S HD: 60p 50M (1920 x 1080/60p) / 30p 50M (1920 x 1080/30p) / 24p 50M (1920 x 1080/24p) / 120p 50M (1280 x 720/120p), MP4: 28M (1920 x 1080/60p) / 16M (1920 x 1080/30p) / 6M (1280x720/30p);PAL: AVCHD: 28M PS (1920 x 1080/50p) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/50i) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/50i) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/25p) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/25p), XAVCS HD: 50p 50M (1920 x 1080/50p) / 25p 50M (1920 x 1080/25p) / 100p 50M (1280 x 720/100p), MP4: 28M (1920 x 1080/50p) / 16M (1920 x 1080/25p) / 6M (1280 x 720/25p)
Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size)
3:2 : L: 42M (7952 x 5304) / M: 18M (5168 x 3448) / S: 11M (3984 x 2656), 4:3 : L: 38M (7072 x 5304) / M: 16M (4592 x 3448) / S: 9.4M (3536 x 2656), 16:9 : L: 36M (7952 x 4472) / M: 15M (5168 x 2912) / S: 8.9M (3984 x , 240), 1:1 : L: 28M (5296 x 5296) / M: 12M (3440 x 3440) / S: 7.1M (2656 x 2656), Sweep Panorama : Standard (3872 x 2160 / 8192 x 1856) / Wide (5536 x 2160 / 12416 x 1856)
Input and output terminals
Multi / Micro USB Terminal*7, Micro HDMI, Microphone (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Multi Interface Shoe*13
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
Wireless capabilities
Wi-Fi, NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing, Eyefi
Power Source
DC3.6V (supplied battery)/DC5.0V (supplied AC adaptor)
Battery System
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 2.5W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.7W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (supplied AC adaptor)
Still images*8 Monitor: approx. 220 shots / approx. 110 min., Viewfinder: approx. 200 shots / approx. 100 min., Movies (actual shooting)*9*10 Monitor: approx. 30 min., Viewfinder: approx. 30 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.), Movies (continuous shooting)*9 Monitor: approx. 50 min., Viewfinder: approx. 50 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)*11
Supplied Battery
Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1
Playmemories Camera Apps
Shooting Functions
Smart Teleconverter (approx. 1.4x, 2x), Eye AF, Lock-on AF, Face Detection, Face Registration, Smile shutter, Grid Line, Quick Navi, Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll), Exposure Bracketing, White Balance Bracketing, DRO Bracketing, Flash Bracketing, LPF bracketing, MF Assist, Peaking, Zebra, Marker Display, Photographer Name & Copyright, ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed, PC Remote Control, Auto Object Framing
Playback Functions
BRAVIA™ Sync (Control for HDMI), Single (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode, Auto Orientation, Slide Show, Panorama scrolling, Auto Review (10s/5s/2s/off), Forward, Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, TRILUMINOS Colour*12 /4K still image playback
Operating Temprature
Approx. 0°C to 40°C (32F° to 104F°)
Index Playback
9 / 25 images
Playback Zoom
Depends on Image Size
Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA)
Approx. 113.3 mm x 65.4 mm x 72.0 mm
Approx. 480 g (Body only), Approx. 507 g (with battery and Memory Stick Duo™)
*1 REI=Recommended Exposure Index, *2 You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode. *3 Speed will be slowing after taking some shots. *4 Self-Timer is available. *5 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. *6 with Adaptor (optional) *7 Supports Micro USB compatible device. *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). *10 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom (except RX1), stand-by, power off. *11 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. *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. *14 Services vary by country.
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor AC-UUD11/UUD12, Micro USB cable, Shoulder strap, Lens cap, Shoe cap, Cleaning Cloth, Instruction Manual, Battery charger(BC-DCX), Eyepiece cup