Lens Used
Sony α lenses, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses
Camera Type
Digital SLR camera with built-in flash and interchangeable lenses
23.4 x 15.6mm (APS-C type), Exmor CMOS sensor with RGB primary color filter
No. of Pixels
Total: 14.6 megapixels; Effective: 14.2 megapixels
Auto, ISO 200 to 12800 (in 1-stop increments, Recommended Exposure Index)
Dust Reduction
Charge protection coating on low pass filter and image-sensor shift mechanism
D-Range Optimizer
Mode: off / Auto, Lv 1 - 5)
Colour Modes
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Format Function
FAT 12, 16, 32
Image Size (Aspect ratio 3:2)
L(14M):4,592x 3,056; M(7.4M): 3,344 x 2,224; S(3.5M): 2,288 x 1,520
Image Size (Aspect ratio 16:9)
L(14M):4,592x 3,056; M(7.4M): 3,344 x 2,224; S(3.5M): 2,288 x 1,520
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W
Noise Reduction
Long Exposure: Available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO: available at the ISO set to 1600 or above
Image Quality Modes
Standard, Fine, RAW, RAW+JPEG
Recording Media
Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory card, SDHC Memory card
File Format
JPEG (DCF2.0, Exif 2.21, DPOF supported), RAW (Sony ARW 2.1 format), RAW + JPEG
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash), Custom
Approx. 2.5 - 3.5 steps decrease in shutter speeds (varies according to conditions and lens used)
Indicator inside viewfinder
Image-sensor shift mechanism
LCD Monitor
2.7-inch (100% field of view), 230,400-dot TFT, Clear Photo LCD
Live view with CMOS sensor Exmor
Other Functions
Real-time image-adjustment display, enlarged display (x7.0 / x14.0), grid line display
Image Sensor
CMOS sensor Exmor
Focus Modes
Single-shot AF, Auto AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
Main Features
Focus areas selection (Wide area / 9-point local frame selection / fixed centre spot focus), predictive focus for moving subjects, focus lock, Eye-Start AF, AF illuminator using built-in flash
Sensitivity Range
0EV - 18EV, ISO 100 equivalent
CCD line sensors (9 points)
AF Illuminator
Range: 1 - 5m
TTL phase-detection system
Exposure Modes
Program AE (AUTO, AUTO with Flash Off, P), Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual
Scene Selector
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night view / Night portrait
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)
AE Lock
Metering Type
TTL metering (Multi Segment, Center-Weighted, Spot)
Metering Sensor
40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Metering Range
1EV - 20EV (3EV - 20EV with spot metering), ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4 lens
Flash Metering and Control
ADI/ Pre- flash TTL flash
Flash Compensation
+/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)
Guide Number
GN 12 (in meters at ISO 100)
Built-in Auto Pop-up
Flash Modes
Auto (Flash-off), Auto, Fill flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear Sync, Slow sync, High-speed sync*, Wireless* *Requires compatible external flash
Flash Coverage
18mm (focal length printed on lens)
Recycling Time
Approx. 4 seconds
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Flash Sync Speed
1/160 sec
Speed Range
1/4000 sec. -30 sec., bulb
0.83x (with 50mm lens at infinity)
Diopter Control
-2.5 to +1.0m
Eye Relief
Approx. 16.5mm from the eyepiece, 10.9mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter
Focusing Screen
Spherical Acute Matte
Field of View
Fixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror
Exposure Bracketing
3 continuous or single exposures selectable, in 0.3 or 0.7-stop increment
Continuous Shooting Limit
Fine: 32 frames, Standard: 116 frames, RAW: 14 frames, RAW+JPEG: 7 frames
White Balance Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Continuous Shooting Rate
Up to 5 fps with viewfinder, Up to 4 fps in live view mode, Up to 7 fps in Speed-priority mode
10 sec., 2 sec.
Printing Output Control
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, PictBridge, DPOF setting
External Power Source
AC Adaptor AV-PW10AM / Charger AV-VQ900AM (both sold separately)
Battery Performance
Approx. 1050 shots (CIPA measurement)
HDMI mini connector
PC Interface
USB2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage mode / PTP mode)
Approx. 520g (not including battery, memory card or accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 137 x 104 x 81mm (excl. protrusions)
0° - 40° C