Lens Used
Sony α lenses
Camera Type
Digital SLR camera with built-in flash and interchangeable lenses
Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 equivalent
Aspect Ratio
23.6 x 15.8mm (APS-C size) interlace scan CCD with primary colour filter
Dust Reduction
Static-resistant anti-dust coating (incorporated in CCD-Shift mechanism)
No. of Pixels
Total: 10.8 megapixels; Effective: 10.2 megapixels
A/D Conversion
12 bit
D-Range Optimizer
Advanced / Standard / Off (automatically off in M-Mode, in RAW or RAW+JPEG format, or with center-weighted or spot metering)
Colour Modes
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Format Function
FAT 12, 16, 32
Delete Function
Single, multiple or all frames in a folder / memory card can be deleted. Folders can be deleted in the File Browser.
Noise Reduction
Available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec
Image Quality Modes
Standard, Fine, RAW, RAW+JPEG
Recording Media
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (includes Memory Stick Duo adaptor for CompactFlash slot), Compact Flash (Type I & II), Microdrive
No. of Recorded Pixels:
L: 3,872 x 2,592; M: 2,896 x 1,936; S: 1,920 x 1,280
File Format
JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG (DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF 1.1 print functions supported, Exif 2.21 supported)
Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash), Colour Temperature (2500 - 9900k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation), custom
Approx. 2EV - 3.5EV decrease in shutter speed (varies according to conditions and lens used)
Indicator inside viewfinder
CCD-shift mechanism
Other Display Functions
Enlarged view (maximum zoom : L size - 12x, M size - 9x, S size - 6x), overexposure / underexposure warning, slideshow, image orientation (automatic rotation mode on/off)
Image Display Modes
Single image (image only, image + information, image + information + histogram), index (4 / 9 / 16 images), tabbed browsing
Information Display
Navigation display functions, enlarged text view, camera orientation adjustment
LCD Monitor
2.5-inch (100% field of view), 230,400-dot TFT, hybrid type (Clear Photo LCD Plus)
Focus Modes
Auto-focus / manual focus selectable (auto-focus modes: AF automatic selection, one-shot AF, continuous AF, direct manual focus)
Main Functions
Focus areas selection (wide area / 9-point local frame selection / fixed centre spot focus), predictive focus for moving subjects, auto-tracking focus point, focus lock
Sensitivity Range
0EV - 18EV, ISO 100 equivalent
Eye-start AF
Selectable via main menu
CCD line sensors (9 points, 8 lines with centre cross-hair sensor)
AF Illuminator
Activated via built-in flash in lowlight / low-contrast situations, range: 1 - 5m
TTL phase-detection system
Exposure Modes
Program AE (Auto mode / P-Mode, with program shift), aperture-priority AE (A-Mode), shutter-priority AE (S-Mode), manual (M-Mode)
Scene Selector
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night view / Night portrait
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)
AE Lock
Automatically activated with AF lock, available with AE lock button
Metering Type
Direct TTL metering (40-segment honeycomb-pattern metering, center-weighted metering, spot metering)
Metering Sensor
40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Metering Range
1EV - 20EV (4EV to 20EV with spot metering), ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4 lens
Flash Metering and Control
ADI/ Pre- flash TTL flash metering, manually activated
Effective Area
18mm lens coverage equivalent (same focal length)
Flash Compensation
+/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)
Guide Number
GN 12 (in meters at ISO 100)
Flash Modes
Automatic, Fill flash, Red-eye reduction pre-flash, Rear Sync Flash, Wireless*, High-speed sync*, Slow sync (with AE lock on) *Requires compatible external flash
External Flash
HVL-F56M, HVL-F36M, Macro Twin Flash Kit, HVL-MT24AM
Recycling Time
Approx. 3 seconds
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Flash Sync Speed
1/160 sec. (1/125 sec. with Super SteadyShot on)
Speed Range
1/4000 sec. -30 sec., bulb
0.83x (with 50mm lens at infinity)
Diopter Control
-2.5 to +1.0m-1
Eye Relief
Approx. 20mm from the eyepiece, 16mm from the eyepiece frame
Focusing Screen
Spherical Acute Matte
Eyepiece Cup
Roof mirror type
Field of View
Fixed eye-level
Exposure Bracketing
Single or continuous shot (3 frames), 0.3EV / 0.7EV increments
Continuous Shooting Limit
JPEG: unlimited, RAW: 6 frames, RAW+JPEG 3 frames
Other Functions
After-view, depth-of-field preview, zone-matching
White Balance Bracketing
3 frames, 2-step increments
Continuous Shooting Rate
Up to 3 frames per second
Digital Effect Control Modes
Adjustment functions: 8 modes(standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Evening, Night / Night Portrait, Monochrome, Adobe RGB), contrast, saturation and sharpness settings (+/- 2 steps) are also possible
10 sec., 2 sec. (with mirror up), LED and buzzer signals
Audio Alerts
Buzzer for self-timer and auto-focus
Printing Output Control
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, PictBridge
Power Display
5 levels
External Power Source
AC adaptor - AV-VQ900AM (optional)
Battery Performance
Approx. 750 frames recorded (CIPA measurement)
Compatible OS
Microsoft Windows Me / 2000 Professional / XP Home Edition / XP Professional, Macintosh Mac OS X (v.10.1.3 and later)
Video Output
NTSC / PAL selectable
PC Interface
USB2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage mode / PTP mode)
Approx. 545g (not including battery or accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 133.1 x 94.7 x 71.3mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.8")
0° - 40° C