Sensor type
1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Number of Pixels (Gross)
Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Lens type
Sony G Lens, 11elements in 10 groups(including 5 aspheric elements)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F3.5 (W) - 6.5 (T)
Focal length
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
iAuto: AF (W: approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to infinity, T: approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to infinity), Program Auto: AF (W: approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to infinity, T: approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to infinity)
Optical zoom
20x(Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
Still images: 18M approx.40x / 10M approx.53x / 5M approx.75x / VGA approx.306x / 13M(16:9) approx.40x / 2M(16:9) approx.102x, Movies: approx. 40x (*1)
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
Up to 306x (VGA)
Digital Zoom (Movie)
Approx. 80
Digital Zoom
Still images: 18M approx.80x, 10M approx.107x, 5M approx.151x, VGA approx.306x, 13M(16:9) approx.80x, 2M(16:9) approx.204x, Movies: approx. 80x (*1)
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent
Still images: 3:2: f=26-520mm, 4:3: f=25-500mm, 16:9: f=27-540mm, 1:1: f=29-580mm, Movies: 16:9: f=27-540mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=27-690mm (SteadyShot Active), f=29-780mm (SteadyShot Intelligent Active), 4:3: f=33-660mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=33-840mm (SteadyShot Active), f=36-950mm (SteadyShot Intelligent Active)
Screen type
7.5cm (3.0-type) (4:3) / 460,800 dots / ClearPhoto / TFT LCD
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps)
Image Processing Engine
Still images: Optical, Movies: Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation
Focus Type
Contrast detection AF
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF
Focus Area
Wide, Center
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto: (ISO80-1600), 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200, Multi Frame NR:Auto(ISO80-1600),100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400*2 /12800 *2 (*3)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto: (ISO80-1000 Level)/High Sensitivity: (ISO80-2000 Level)
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 20 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30) / High Sensitivity: 10 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed
iAuto (1/4 – 1/1600), Program Auto (1 – 1/1600) (*4)
iAuto (F3.5/F8.0 (W), 2 steps with ND Filter), Program Auto (F3.5/F8.0 (W), 2 steps with ND Filter)
Image Control
Quality (Fine/Standard)
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR, Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-12800
Shooting Mode
Program Auto, Movie Mode (Intelligent Auto/Scene Selection), Panorama, Scene Selection, Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto
Scene Selection
High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Landscape, Portrait, Soft Skin, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Gourmet, Pet Mode
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots) (*5)
Off , 10sec., 2sec., portrait1, portrait2
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer(cont.), Self-portrait
Panorama (Shooting)
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Picture Effect
Still images: Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature Watercolor, Illustration, Movies: Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono.
Auto Image Rotation
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still imagess: Superior Auto: 44, Intelligent Auto: 33, Movies: Intelligent Auto:33
Minimum Illumination
Auto: 20 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)/High Sensitivity: 10 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
Flash Red-Eye Correction
Flash Mode
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
Flash type
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AF Illuminator
Flash Range
ISO Auto: approx. 0.2m to 4.3m (W), approx. 2.0m to 2.4 m (T), ISO3200: up to approx. 6.1m (W), approx. 3.4m (T)
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick™ Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-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 (*7)
Recording Format
Still images: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0,Exif Ver. 2.3,MPF Baseline compliant), Movies: AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible, MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
AVCHD:Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator), MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
AVCHD (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50p at 28 Mbps)/MP4 (up to 1,440 x 1,080/30fps at 12 Mbps)/VGA (up to 640 x 480/30fps at 12 Mbps)
Movie Recording Mode
AVCHD: 28M PS(1920x1080/50p) / 24M FX(1920x1080/50i) / 17M FH(1920x1080/50i), MP4: 12M(1440x1080/25fps) / 3M VGA(640x480/25fps)
Still Image Resolution
3:2 mode: 16 M (4,896 x 3,264)/8.9 M (3,648 x 2,432)/4.5 M (2,592 x 1,728); 4:3 mode: 18 M (4,896 x 3,672)/10 M (3,648 x 2,736)/5 M (2,592 x 1,944)/VGA; 16:9 mode: 13 M (4,896 x 2,752)/7.5 M (3,648 x 2,056)/2.1 M (1,920 x 1,080); 1:1 mode: 13 M (3,664 x 3,664)/7.5 M (2,736 x 2,736)/3.7 M (1,920 x 1,920); Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920), Standard (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920), 360 (11,520 x 1,080)
Panorama (Recording)
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size)
3:2: 16M (4896x3264) / 8.9M (3648x2432) / 4.5M (2592x1728), 4:3:18M (4896x3672) / 10M (3648x2736) / 5M (2592x1944) / VGA, 16:9: 13M (4896x2752) / 7.5M (3648x2056) / 2.1M (1920x1080), 1:1: 13M (3664x3664) / 7.5M (2736x2736) / 3.7M (1920x1920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (7152x1080 / 4912x1920), Standard (4912x1080 / 3424x1920), 360° (11520x1080)
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 (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz 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)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (Power supply during shooting/playback requires separately sold AC-UD10.)
Still images*9: approx. 470 / approx. 235min, Movies (actual shooting)*10 *11: approx. 70min(In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 2GB), Movies (continuous shooting)*10: approx. 100 min(In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 2GB.)*12
Supplied Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Photo Creativity
Shooting Functions
Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Grid Line
Playback Functions
Beauty Effect, BRAVIA™ Sync (Control for HDMI), 9/25-frame index view, Slideshow, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Motion Shot Video, TRILUMINOS Color*13, 4K image output
Operating Temprature
Approx. 0-40°C (32-104°F)
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. 96.0 x 54.9 x 25.7 mm
Approx. 137 g (Body only), Approx. 164 g (With battery and media)
*1 Optical zoom from the wide side., *2 Achieved by using "By Pixel Super Resolution" technology and overlay burst shooting., *3 REI=Recommended Exposure Index, *4 When ISO sensitivity is higher than IS0 3200, the slowest shutter speed limit is 1/4 sec. Manual setting of ISO sensitivity to lower than ISO 3200 is necessary to set shutter speed slower than 1/4. , *5 You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode.,*6 With Adaptor (optional), *7 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. , *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 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., *13 Models capable of extended-gamut recording and HDMI transmission function for both still images and movies.
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual, AC Power Code