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
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
Long exposure NR
On/Off selectable, available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
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
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
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
Electronically controlled, vertical traverse, focal-plane type
Flash Sync. Speed
1/160 sec.
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb
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
Enlarged Display Mode
L: 14x, M: 11x, S: 7.3x, 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*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)
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
Pre-flash TTL
Red-eye Reduction
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
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
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