Lens Used
Sony α lenses, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses
Camera Type
Digital SLR camera with built-in flash and interchangeable lenses
23.5 x 15.7mm (APS-C type) with RGB primary colour filter
No. of Pixels
Total: 14.9 megapixels; Effective: 14.2 megapixels
Auto, ISO 100 to 3200 (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 / Standard / Advanced
Colour Modes
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Format Function
FAT 12, 16, 32
Image Size (Aspect ratio 3:2)
L(14M):4,592 x 3,056; M(7.7M): 3,408 x 2,272; S(3.5M): 2,288 x 1,520
Image Size (Aspect ratio 16:9)
L(12M): 4,592 x 2,576; M(6.5M): 3,408 x 1,920; S(2.9M): 2,288 x 1,280
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Adobe RGB, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night view, 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
Compact Flash (Type I & II), Microdrive, *Seperately sold "Memory Stick Duo Adaptor for Compact Flash slot AD-MSCF1* is required with Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
File Format
JPEG (DCF2.0, Exif 2.21), RAW (Sony ARW 2.0 format), RAW + JPEG
Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash), Colour Temperature (2500 - 9900k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation), 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
EV 2 - 17 (at ISO 100 with F1.4 lens, in all metering modes)
Other functions
Histogram display, real-time image-adjustment display
1200-zone evaluative
Image Sensor
Dedicated for live view
Smart Teleconverter Function
1.4x or 2x selectable
Type of Use
Pentamirror tilt system
Focus Modes
Auto-focus / Manual focus selectable (Auto-focus modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF)
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
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, Auto mode with Flash Off, 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
Metering Type
TTL metering (Multi Segment, Center-Weighted, Spot)
Metering Sensor
40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Metering Range
2EV - 20EV (+4EV to +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), Automatic, Fill flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear Sync, Slow sync, High-speed sync, Wireless
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
0.74x (with 50mm lens at infinity)
Diopter Control
-3.0 to +1.0m-1
Eye Relief
Approx. 20.8mm from the eyepiece, 16.7mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter
Focusing Screen
Spherical Acute Matte
Eyepiece Cup
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
L size, Fine: until memory card is full, RAW: 4 frames, RAW+JPEG: 3 frames
White Balance Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Continuous Shooting Rate
Up 2.5 fps with viewfinder, Up tp 2 fps in live view mode
10 sec., 2 sec.
Printing Output Control
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, PictBridge, DPOF setting
External Power Source
AC adaptor - AV-VQ900AM (optional)
Battery Performance
Approx.730 shots(OVF) / Approx.410 shots(Live view) (CIPA measurement)
Video Output
NTSC / PAL selectable
PC Interface
USB2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage mode / PTP mode)
Approx. 582g (not including battery, memory card or accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 130.8 x 98.5 x 74.7mm (excl. protrusions)
0° - 40° C