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 (23.5 x 15.6mm), "Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor
Total no. of Pixels
Approx. 16.7 megapixels
Picture Effects
Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
Recording Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Dynamic Range
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step)
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 (-3 to +3steps), Saturation (-3 to +3steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3steps))
Image Quality Modes
RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Color Space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Recording Format
Audio Recording Format
Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch/MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Video Compression
MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Memory Stick
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
SD Memory Card
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Long exposure NR
On/Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C.Tem (2500 to 9900K), C.Filter (G7 to M7 15-step, A7 to B7 15-step), Custom
Focus Modes
Autofocus, DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Multi Point (99 points(phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot
Sensitivity Range
EV0-EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Other Features
Tracking Focus, Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-Start AF (with FDA-EV1S and LA-EA2(Sold separately)), Built-in AF illuminator (Distance: 0.3m - approx. 3.0m (with E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)), AF micro adjustment with FDA-EV1S and LA-EA2(Sold separately)
Autofocus Mode
AF-S: Single-shot AF, AF-C: Continuous AF*1
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Exposure Bracketing
With 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3 frames
Exposure Modes
iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Exposure Compensation
Still images: +/- 3.0EV (0.3EV steps), Movies: +/- 2.0EV (0.3EV steps)
Sensitivity Range
EV0-EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
AE Lock
AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)
ISO Sensitivity
Still images: ISO100 to 25600, AUTO (ISO100 to 3200), Movies: ISO100 to 6400 equivalent, AUTO (ISO100 to 3200 equivalent)
Metering System Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Scene Selection
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 180 degrees, Down by approx. 50 degrees
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Total no. of Dots
921,600 dots
LCD Monitor Type
7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Real-time Image Adjustment
Face Detection
Up to 8 faces detectable automatically
MF Assist
Precision Digital Zoom
Approx. 4x
Smile Shutter
Selectable from 3 steps
Shooting Tips
Help Guide
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speeds
Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/30 in AUTO mode
Flash Sync. Speed
1/160 sec.
10/2 sec delay selectable, 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable
Shooting Modes
Single-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Bracketing, Remote Cdr (with RMT-DSLR2(Sold separately))
No. of Frame Recordable (Approx.)
Fine: 11 frames, Standard: 11 frames, RAW: 10 frames, RAW&JPG: 9 frames*4 *5
Continuous Shooting (Approx.)
Continuous mode: max. 3 fps, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: max. 10 fps*4
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
On/Off selectable
Compatible OS (USB Connection)
Windows XP *7 SP3, Windows Vista *8 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac OS X (v10.5-v10.8)
HD Output
HDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD
PC Interface
Hi-speed USB (USB2.0): Mass-storage, MTP / Micro USB type B
Built-in, monaural, Volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
Built-in stereo microphones or ECM-SST1 (sold separately)
Guide No.
7 (in meters at ISO 100)
Flash Compensation
+/- 2.0EV (0.3EV 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 the lens body)
Recycling Time
Approx. 4 sec
Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
External Power
AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery Performance
Approx. 330 images (CIPA standard) *9
Weight (With Battery & Memory Stick PRO Duo)
Approx. 276 g
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 110.8mm x 58.8mm x 38.9mm
Weight (Body Only)
Approx. 218 g