• Lens compatibility

        Sony E-mount lenses

      • Lens Mount

        Sony E-mount lenses

      • Sensor type


      • Number Of Pixels (Effective)

        20.1 MP

      • Anti-Dust System

        Charge protection coating on Optical Filter

      • Sensor

        APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4 mm) Exmor® CMOS sensor

      • Image Sensor Aspect Ratio


      • Number of Pixels (total)

        Approx. 20.4 megapixels

      • Image Quality Modes

        RAW+JPEG JPEG Fine JPEG Standard

      • Picture Effect

        Posterisation (Colour, B/W) Pop Colour Retro Photo Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y) High Contrast Mono Toy Camera Soft High-key Soft Focus HDR Painting Rich-tone Mono Miniature

      • Creative Style

        Standard Vivid Portrait Landscape Sunset B/W (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps) Saturation (-3 to +3 steps) Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps)

      • Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama

        Wide: Horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), Vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M) Standard: Horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)

      • Image Size (pixels), 16:9

        L: 5456 x 3064 (17M) M: 3872 x 2176 (8.4M) S: 2736 x 1536 (4.2M)

      • Recording Format (Still images)

        JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant) RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format

      • Image Size (pixels), 3:2

        L: 5,456 x 3,632 (20M) M: 3,872 x 2,576 (10M) S: 2,736 x 1,824 (5M)

      • Dynamic Range Functions

        Off, Dynamic Range Optimiser (Auto/Level) Auto High Dynamic Range: Off Auto Exposure Difference Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step)

      • Audio Recording Format

        Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

      • Recording Format (Movie)

        AVCHD 2.0 / MP4

      • Video Compression

        MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

      • Compatible Recording Media

        Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ Memory Stick XC-HG Duo SD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC memory card

      • Noise Reduction

        Long exposure NR: On/Off selectable, available for shutter speeds longer than 1 s High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable

      • AWB Micro Adjustment

        YesG7 to M7 (15 steps), A7 to B7 (15 steps)

      • White Balance Modes

        Auto WB Daylight Shade Cloudy Incandescent Fluorescent Flash C.Tem2,500 to 9,900KC.FilterG7 to M7, A7 to B7Custom

      • AF Mode

        AF-S: Single-shot AF, AF-C: Continuous AF

      • Focus Type

        Contrast-detection AF

      • Focus Sensitivity Range

        EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)

      • Other Features

        Tracking Focus Focus lock

      • Focus Area

        Multi Point (25 points)/Center weighted/Flexible Spot

      • Focus Mode

        Autofocus DMF (Direct Manual Focus) Manual Focus

      • Type

        Built-in flash

      • Focus Point

        25 points

      • AF Illuminator range

        Approx. 0.5–3.0 m (with E 18–55 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached)

      • Auto (AE) Bracketing

        With 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, 3 EV increments, 3 frames

      • Metering Mode

        Multi-segment Center weighted Spot

      • Exposure Compensation

        Still images: +/- 3.0 EV (1/3 EV steps); Movies: +/- 2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)

      • Metering Sensor

        Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor

      • AE Lock

        AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)

      • Metering Type

        1200 — zone evaluative metering

      • Metering Sensitivity

        EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)

      • ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

        ISO 100-16000

      • Scene Selection

        Portrait Landscape Macro Sports action Sunset Night portrait Night view Hand-held Twilight Anti Motion Blur

      • Exposure Modes

        iAUTO Superior Auto Programmed AE (P) Aperture priority (A) Shutter-speed priority (S) Manual (M) Sweep Panorama Scene Selection

      • Viewfinder Type

        0.2-type electronic viewfinder (colour)

      • Viewfinder Display

        Disp. Basic Info, Histogram

      • Dioptre Adjustment

        -4 msup-1/supto +3.5 msup-1/sup(diopter)

      • Magnification

        Approx. 0.70x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1(diopter)

      • Brightness Control (Viewfinder)

        Auto Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1

      • Eye Point

        Approx. 21 mm from the eyepiece, 15 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1(diopter)

      • Field Coverage


      • Real-time Image Adjustment Display


      • Total Number of Dots

        230,400 dots

      • Brightness Control (LCD)

        Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode

      • Monitor Type

        7.62 cm (3) wide type TFT LCD

      • LCD Display

        Graphic Display Display All Info Big Font Size Disp No Disp. Info Histgram

      • Peaking MF

        Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Colour: White/Red/Yellow)

      • Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)


      • Lens Compensation

        Peripheral Shading Chromatic Aberration Distortion

      • Image processor


      • Smart zoom (Still Image)

        M: approx. 1.4x S: approx. 2x

      • Face Detection

        On/On (Regist. Faces) Off Face registration Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)

      • Digital zoom (Still Image)

        Approx. 4x

      • Smile Shutter

        Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)

      • Digital zoom (Movie)

        Approx. 4x

      • Clear Image Zoom

        Approx. 2x

      • Flash Sync. Speed

        1/160 s

      • Electronic Front Shutter Curtain


      • Shutter Speed

        Still images: 1/4,000 to 30 s, Bulb Movies: 1/4,000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/30 in AUTO mode

      • Shutter Type

        Electronically-controlled vertical-traverse focal-plane type

      • SteadyShot

        Not supported (image stabilisation supported on lens)

      • Flash Modes

        Flash off Autoflash Fill-flash Slow Sync. Rear Sync. Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable) Hi-speed sync

      • Flash Compensation

        +/- 2.0 V (1/3 V steps)

      • External Flash Compatibility

        Sony α System Flash (Compatible with Multi Interface Shoe and Auto-lock accessory shoe with the adaptor [ADP-MAA (sold separately)])

      • Flash Control

        Pre-flash TTL

      • Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

        3.5fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)

      • Drive Modes

        Single Shooting Continuous shooting Speed Priority Continuous shooting Self-timer (10/2 s delay selectable) Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 s delay 3 exposures) Bracketing

      • Playback Modes

        Single (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning) 6/12-frame index view Enlarged display mode (L: 15.1x, M: 10.7x, S: 7.6x) Panorama (Standard): 19x, (Wide): 29x Auto Review (10/5/2 s, Off) Image orientation (On/Off selectable) Slideshow Panorama scrolling Folder selection (Still) Forward/Rewind (movie) Delete Protect

      • Multi Interface Shoe


      • PC Interface

        Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-speed USB (USB2.0): Mass-storage, MTP

      • Interfaces

        Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe

      • Microphone

        Built-in stereo microphone

      • Speaker

        Built-in, Monaural, Volume settings in eight steps between 0 and 7

      • Compatible Standards

        Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

      • Battery Life (Still Images)

        Up to 480 shots

      • Internal Battery Charge


      • Battery Life (CIPA, Movies)

        Actual Recording: Approx. 80 minutes (Viewfinder), Approx. 80 minutes (LCD screen) (CIPA standard) The maximum length of time you can shoot continuously is about 20 minutes. (in 1,440 x 1,080 12M shooting: limited by file size of 2 GB) Continuous Recording: Approx. 150 minutes (Viewfinder), Approx. 150 minutes (LCD screen) (CIPA standard) (The maximum length of time you can shoot continuously is about 20 minutes. (in 1,440 x 1,080 12M shooting: limited by file size of 2 GB)

      • External Power

        AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)

      • Supplied Battery

        NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack

      • Dimensions (W x H x D)

        90.9 x 128 x 84.5 mm

      • Weight (with battery and memory card included)

        353 g (Body Only)/411 g (With battery and media)

      • Compatible OS

        Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista® SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac® OS X (v10.5-v10.8)

    • Lens hood
    • Lens cap
    • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
    • AC Adapter AC-UB10
    • Shoulder strap
    • Micro USB cable
    • SEL1850