Lens Mount
Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
35 mm
35 mm full frame (35.8 x 23.9mm) Exmor™ CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio
Anti-Dust System
Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Recording Format (Still images)
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0 Exif Ver.2.3 MPF Baseline compliant) RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels), 3:2
35mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M) M: 3936 x 2624 (10M) S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M) APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9
35mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M) APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama
Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M) Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes
RAW RAW&JPEG JPEG Extra Fine JPEG Fine JPEG Standard
RAW Output
14bit RAW
Picture Effect
13 types: Posterization (Color) Posterization (B/W) Pop Color Retro Photo Partial Color (R/G/B/Y) High Contrast Monochrome Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta) Soft High-key Soft Focus(High/Mid/Low) HDR Painting(High/Mid/Low) Rich-tone Monochrome Miniature(Auto/Top/Middle(H)/Bottom/Right/Middle(V)/Left) Watercolor Illustration(High/Mid/ Low)
Creative Style
Standard Vivid Neutral Clear Deep Light Portrait Landscape Sunset Night Scene Autumn leaves Black & White Sepia Style Box(1-6) (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps) Saturation (-3 to +3 steps) Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Recording Format (Movie)
AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
Video Compression
Audio Recording Format
AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Image Size (pixels), PAL
AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M, PS) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH) 1920 x 1080(24p, 24M, FX) 1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH) AVC MP4: 1440 x 1080(30fps) VGA(640 x 480, 30fps) MPEG 4: 720 Fine (1280 x 720, 30fps) 720 STD (1280 x 720, 30fps) VGA(640 x 480, 30fps)
Movie Functions
Audio Level Display,Audio Rec Level,Auto Slow Shutter,HDMI Info. Display
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ Memory Stick XC-HG Duo SD memory card SDHC™ memory card SDXC™ memory card
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off , available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
Multi Frame NR
Auto/ISO 100 to 51200
White Balance Modes
Auto Daylight Shade Cloudy Incandescent Fluorescent : Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight Flash Color Temperature 2500 to 9900K & color filter G7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step) Custom Underwater
AWB Micro Adjustment
G7 to M7, 15-step / A7 to B7, 15-step
3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensor
Exmor" CMOS sensor"
Focus Point
35mm full frame: 117 points (phase-detection AF) APS-C: 99 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (conotrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range
EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
AF Mode
AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Multi Point (117 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)
Other Features
Lock-on AF, Eye Focus, Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-Start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately))
AF Illuminator range
Approx. 0.3m - approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor
Exmor" CMOS sensor"
Metering Sensitivity
EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Metering Mode
Multi-segment Center-weighted Spot
Exposure Modes
iAUTO Superior Auto Programmed AE (P) Aperture priority (A) Shutter-speed priority (S) Manual (M) Sweep Panorama Scene Selection Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )
Scene Selection
Portrait Landscape Macro Sports action Sunset Night portrait Night scene Hand-held Twilight Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation
+/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial : +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))
Auto (AE) Bracketing
Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames (2.0 EV, 3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable
AE Lock
Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu. Available with AE lock button.
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 50–25600
Viewfinder Type
0.5"-type electronic viewfinder (color)
Number of Dots
2 359 296 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder)
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color Temperature Control
Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage
approx. 0.71 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 diopter
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1diopter
Eye Point
Approx. 27mm from the eyepiece lens, 22mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1diopter (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Display
Graphic Display,Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
Real-time Image Adjustment Display
Monitor Type
3.0" type TFT LCD
Total Number of Dots
921,600 dots
Brightness Control (LCD)
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees
LCD Display
Graphic Display Display All Info No Disp. Info Level Histgram For viewfinder
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)
Focus Magnifier
Yes Focus Magnifier (35mm full frame: 5.9x, 11.7x APS-C: 3.8x, 7.7x)
Quick Navi
Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
Face Detection
On/On (Regist. Faces) Off Face registration Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)
Auto Object Framing
Still images
Clear Image Zoom
Approx. 2x
Smart zoom (Still Image)
35mm full frame: M:approx 1.5x, S:approx 2x APS-C: M:approx 1.3x, S:approx 2x
Digital zoom (Still Image)
35mm full frame: L:approx 4x, M:approx 6.1x, S:approx 8x; APS-C: L:approx 4x, M:approx 5.2x, S:approx 8x
Digital zoom (Movie)
35mm full frame: approx 4x APS-C: approx 4x
PlayMemories Camera Apps™
Lens Compensation
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Image Processor
Yes (3 sec delay/OFF selectable)
Smile Shutter
Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Touch Shutter
Shutter Speed
Still images:1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed
1/250 sec.
Electronic Front Shutter Curtain
Yes (On/Off)
Not supported (image stabilisation supported on lens)
Flash Control
Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Modes
Flash off Autoflash Fill-flash Slow Sync. Rear Sync. Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable) Hi-speed sync.(With compatible external flash) Wireless control (With compatible external flash)
External Flash Compatibility
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
Wireless Control
Drive Modes
Single Shooting Continuous shooting Speed Priority Continuous shooting Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable) Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable) Bracket Single Bracket Cont.,WB Bracket DRO Bracket
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
Playback Modes
Single (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning) 9/25-frame index view Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x) Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, (Wide): 38.8x Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off) Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable) Slideshow Panorama scrolling Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD) Forward/Rewind (movie) Delete Protect
PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
HD Output
HDMI micro connector BRAVIA Sync (link menu) PhotoTV HD 4K still image PB
Multi Interface Shoe
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe, Microphone minijack, Headphone minijack, Vertical Grip Connector
Built-in stereo microphones or ECM-CG50/ XLR-K1M (sold separately)
Built-in, monaural
Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Supplied Battery
NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (Still Images)
Up to 340 shots
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies)
Actual Recording:Approx. 60 minutes (Viewfinder), Approx 65 minutes (LCD screen) (CIPA standard) Continuous Recording:Approx. 100 minutes (Viewfinder), Approx 100 minutes (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
External Power
AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Internal Battery Charge
Dimensions (W x H x D)
126.9 x 94.4 x 54.8mm, 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm (from grip to monitor); 5 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 in., 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 in. (from grip to monitor)
Weight (with battery and memory card included)
416 g (Body Only) / 474 g (With battery and media)
View on Smartphone
Upload to PC
View on TV
Wireless & Network Capabilities
Wi-Fi, NFC One-touch functionality, Downloadable Camera Apps
Compatible OS
Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac OS X (v10.5-v10.8)
Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off.
Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed.
  • Power cord
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • AC Adaptor AC-UB10
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable