Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Camera Type
Interchangeable lens digital camera
Anti-Dust System
Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and electro-magnetic vibration
Effective no. of Pixels
Approx. 14.2 megapixels
APS-C type (23.4x15.6mm), "Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary color filters
Total no. of Pixels
Approx. 14.6 megapixels
Recording Format
JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.2 format), RAW & JPEG
Dynamic Range
Off, D-Range Optimizer (Auto, Lv 1-5), 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: 4592 x 3056 (14M), M: 3344 x 2224 (7.4M), S: 2288 x 1520 (3.5M)
Image Size (Aspect Ratio 16:9)
L: 4592 x 2576 (12M), M: 3344 x 1872 (6.3M), S: 2288 x 1280 (2.9M)
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)
1440x1080 (25fps / average bitrate 12Mbps)
Recording Format
Video Compression
MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Image Size (AVCHD)
1920x1080 (50i / average bit rate 17Mbps)
Image Size (VGA)
640x480 (25fps / average bitrate 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
Auto/Weak selectable, available at ISO 1600 or higher
Long exposure NR
On/Off selectable, available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C. temp./Filter (2500- 9900k with 19-step Magenta/Green compensation)
Focus Area
Multi (25 points) / Center / Flexible spot selectable
Sensitivity Range
EV0-20 (ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Other Features
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
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)
Exposure Compensation
+/-2.0EV in 1/3EV steps
Sensitivity Range
EV0-20 (ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
AE Lock
AE is locked with focus lock
ISO Sensitivity
AUTO (ISO200-1600), ISO200 to 12800 selectable (in 1EV steps, Recommended Exposure Index)
Metering System Type
49-zone metering
Metering Modes
Multi / Center / Spot selectable
Scene Selection
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Hand-held Night Shot
Total no. of Dots
921,600 dots
Brightness Control
Auto / Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2) / Sunny Weather
Field Coverage
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 80 degrees, down by approx. 45 degrees (from the camera back)
LCD Monitor Type
7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT, Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology
Real-time Image Adjustment
Reflects exposure compensation, white balance, creative style
Face Detection
Up to 8 faces detectable automatically
Grid Line
MF Assist
Precision Digital Zoom
1.1x - 10x *1
Smile Shutter
Selectable from 3 steps
Shooting Tips
Help Guide
Electronically controlled, vertical traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Flash Sync. Speed
1/160 sec.
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, Remote commander *2
No. of Frame Recordable (Approx.)
Fine: 14, Standard: 16, RAW: 7, RAW & JPEG: 7 *3
Continuous Shooting (Approx.)
Continuous mode: max. 2.3 fps, Speed-priority continuous mode: max 7 fps *3
6/12-frame Index View
Enlarged Display Mode
L: 13x, M: 10x, S: 6.7x, Panorama Standard: 24x, Panorama wide: 34x
Yes (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning)
Image Orientation
Compatible OS (USB Connection)
Windows(R) XP*4 SP3, Windows Vista(R) SP2, Windows 7, 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, PTP)
Built-in, monaural, Volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
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
P-TTL metering
Red-eye Reduction
On/Off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode
External flash (supplied), attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal
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-PW20AM*5
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery Performance
Approx. 330 images (CIPA standard)
Weight (With Battery & Memory Stick PRO Duo)
Approx. 287g
Dimensions (W x H x D)
110.8 x 58.8 x 38.2mm (without protrusions)
Weight (Body Only)
Approx. 229g
0-40°C / 32 deg. F to 104 deg. F
*1 Compatible only with single focal length lenses
*2 Separately sold remote commander RMT‑DSLR1 is necessary
*3 Varies according to shooting conditions and memory card used
*4 64‑bit editions and Starter Edition not supported. Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or greater is necessary to create disks.
*5 Sold separately
*6 Equivalent