• Lens Compatibility

        Sony E-mount lenses

      • Camera Type

        Interchangeable lens digital camera

      • Anti-Dust System

        Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism

      • Effective no. of Pixels

        Approx. 16.1 megapixels

      • Type

        APS-C type (23.5x15.6mm), "Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary color filters

      • Total no. of Pixels

        Approx. 16.7 megapixels

      • Recording Format

        JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), 3D Still Image: MPO (MPF Extended stereovision) compliant, RAW (Sony ARW 2.2 format)

      • Picture Effect

        Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature

      • Dynamic Range

        Off, D-Range Optimizer (Auto, Level), Auto HDR (Auto Exposure Diff., Adjustable Exposure Diff.: up to 6EV between 1.0EV to 6EV in 1 EV steps)

      • Image Size (Aspect Ratio 3:2)

        L: 4912 x 3264 (16M), M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M), S: 2448 x 1624 (4M)

      • Image Size (Aspect Ratio 16:9)

        L: 4912 x 2760 (14M), M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M), S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)

      • Creative Style

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

      • Image Quality Modes

        RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard

      • Color Space

        sRGB, Adobe RGB

      • Image Size (MP4)

        1440 x 1080 (25fps/12Mbps)

      • Recording Format

        AVCHD Ver.2.0 (Progressive) / MP4

      • Video Compression

        MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)

      • Image Size (AVCHD)

        1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH)

      • Image Size (VGA)

        640 x 480 (25fps/3Mbps)

      • Audio Recording Format

        Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC

      • Memory Stick

        Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

      • SD Memory Card

        SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC memory card

      • High ISO NR


      • Long exposure NR

        On/Off selectable, available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.

      • Modes

        Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900k, C. Filter (G7 to M7 15-step, A7 to B7 15-step), Custom, WB fine adjustment

      • Focus Modes

        Autofocus / DMF (Direct Manual Focus) / Manual Focus selectable

      • Focus Area

        Multi (25 points) / Center / Flexible spot selectable

      • Sensitivity Range

        EV0-20 (ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)

      • Other Features

        Tracking Focus, Predictive control, Focus lock, Built-in AF illuminator (Distance: approx. 0.3-4.0m with E 16 F2.8 lens, approx. 0.5-3.0m with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)

      • Autofocus Mode

        AF-S (Single-shot AF) / AF-C (Continuous AF) selectable

      • Type

        Contrast-detection AF

      • Exposure Bracketing

        3 continuous exposures, in 0.3 or 0.7EV steps

      • Exposure Modes

        Programmed AE (iAUTO, P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Scene Selection

      • Exposure Compensation

        +/-3.0EV in 1/3EV steps

      • Sensitivity Range

        EV0-20 (ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)

      • AE Lock

        AE is locked with focus locked

      • ISO Sensitivity

        AUTO (ISO100-3200), ISO100 to 25600 selectable (in 1EV steps, Recommended Exposure Index)

      • Metering System Type

        1200-zone evaluative metering

      • Metering Modes

        Multi / Center / Spot selectable

      • Scene Selection

        Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight

      • Adjustable Angle

        Up by approx. 80 degrees, down by approx. 45 degrees (from the camera back)

      • Brightness Control

        Auto / Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2) / Sunny Weather

      • Total no. of Dots

        921,600 dots

      • LCD Monitor Type

        7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT, Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology

      • Real-time Image Adjustment


      • Histogram


      • Face Detection

        Up to 8 faces detectable automatically

      • MF Assist


      • Precision Digital Zoom

        1.1x - 10x

      • Smile Shutter

        Selectable from 3 steps

      • Shooting Tips


      • Help Guide


      • Type

        Electronically controlled, vertical traverse, focal-plane type

      • Flash Sync. Speed

        1/160 sec.

      • Shutter Speed

        1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb

      • Self-Timer

        10/2 sec delay selectable, Cont.: with 10 sec delay, 3/5 exposures selectable

      • Shooting Modes

        Single-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed-priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Bracketing

      • No. of Frame Recordable (Approx.)

        Fine: 10, Standard: 10, RAW: 6, RAW & JPEG: 4 *2

      • Continuous Shooting (Approx.)

        Continuous mode: max. 3 fps, Speed-priority continuous mode: max 10 fps *1

      • 6/12-frame Index View


      • Slideshow


      • Enlarged Display Mode

        L: 14x, M: 11x, S: 7.3x, Panorama Standard: 24x, Panorama wide: 34x

      • Single

        Yes (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning)

      • Image Orientation


      • Compatible OS (USB Connection)

        Windows(R) XP*3 SP3, Windows Vista(R) 4 SP2*4, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.6)

      • HD Output

        HDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD

      • PC Interface

        USB2.0 Hi-speed (Mass-storage, MTP)

      • Speaker

        Built-in, monaural, Volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7

      • Microphone

        Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-SST1*5 attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal

      • Guide No.

        7 (in meters at ISO100) *6

      • Flash Compensation

        +/- 2EV in 1/3 EV steps

      • Control

        Pre-flash TTL

      • Red-eye Reduction


      • Type

        External flash (supplied), attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal 2

      • Flash Modes

        Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.

      • Flash Coverage

        16mm (focal length printed on lens body)

      • Recycling Time

        Approx. 4 sec.

      • Compatible Standards

        Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

      • External Power

        Battery charger BC-VW1(supplied), AC Adaptor AC-PW20 *5

      • Battery

        One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50

      • Battery Performance

        Approx. 430 images (CIPA standard)

      • Weight (With Battery & Memory Stick PRO Duo)

        Approx. 269g

      • Dimensions (W x H x D)

        110.8 x 58.8 x 38.2mm (without protrusions)

      • Weight (Body Only)

        Approx. 210g

      • Range

        0-40°C / 32 deg. F to 104 deg. F

  • *1 Varies according to shooting conditions and memory card used.
    *2 Varies according to shooting conditions and memory card used. In speed‑priority continuous shooting mode.
    *3 64‑bit editions and Starter Edition not supported. Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or greater is necessary to create disks.
    *4 Starter Edition not supported
    *5 Sold separately
    *6 Equivalent