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Digital SLR

24.3 MP Digital Camera

Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor

XGA OLED Tru-Finder Viewfinder

Translucent Mirror Technology

3-way tilt LCD monitor

Continuous shooting up to 12 fps with Full-time Continuous AF

AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) Full HD Movie at 60p (50p)

1/8000 sec. shutter speed and approx. 150,000 shutter release durability

Accelerated response on a full-time basis:

Translucent Mirror Technology: enabling simultaneous focusing and image capturing on a full-time basis

Full-time Continuous AF

12 fps continuous shooting (in Continuous Advance Priority AE mode)

Approx. 0.05 sec. minimum release time lag

19-point AF system with 11 cross sensors

Tracking Focus

Easy operation even during manual focusing

Breathtaking image quality in any lighting:

24.3-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor

Dramatically improved BIONZ image processing engine

High sensitivity with ISO 100-16000 (expandable to ISO 50)

SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization

Lens shading and aberration compensation

XGA OLED viewfinder for supreme comfort and ease:

Unrivaled resolution, contrast and response

Variable information display

Smart Teleconverter provides a clear and precise enlarged image

High visibility in bright and dark scenes

Three grid displays

Viewfinder is so informative and easy to view that every step in the photographic process ? including setting up shooting parameters and previewing their effects in real-time, framing your subject and fine-tuning the focus with the Enlargement feature, shooting photos and movies, and checking final results ? can easily be handled from start to finish without removing your eye from the viewfinder

This is true even in bright outdoor lighting and during sports, portrait and macro photography

Powerfully expressive movie production:

Cinema-like creative expression is yours to enjoy thanks to large APS HD CMOS (APS-C size) sensor dimensions

24p (25p) cinema-like expression

Quick AF Full HD Movie

AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) Full HD 60p (50p) movies

Heightened creative potential

Interchangeable lens freedom

One-touch movie access

Full manual movie shooting

Audio noise reduction

Unrivaled comfort and shooting flexibility:

Convenient Xtra Fine LCD with 3-way tilting

Quick-access controls

LCD data display

Customizable buttons

Memory function

Shot Result Preview

OptionalVG-C77AM vertical grip

Robust craftsmanship for carefree shooting:

System-wide dust and moisture resistance

Robust magnesium alloy body

150,000 shutter release durability

Anti-dust Technology/System

High-density battery

Extraordinary digital imaging capabilities:

Enhanced Picture Effect

Auto HDR

Multi Frame NR

Hand-held Twilight

Creative Style

GPS capability

Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)

An abundance of smart, versatile features:

1200-zone Evaluative Metering

Two-axis White Balance

AUTO+ (Auto Advanced) mode

Exposure mode

Exposure compensation and bracketing

Face Detection and Face Registration

Built-in flash with 16 mm coverage

HDMI terminal

BRAVIA Sync and PhotoTV HD

Drive mode

Memory Stick Duo / SD card slot

PlayMemories and Filmy photo and movie playback on PS3



Camera type: Interchangeable-lens digital camera with built-in flash

Lens compatibility:

Lens compatibility: Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed

Image sensor:

Type: APS-C size (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with primary color filters

Number of pixels (effective): Approx. 24.3 megapixels

Number of pixels (total): Approx. 24.7 megapixels

Image sensor aspect ratio: 3:2

Anti-dust system: Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and Image Sensor-Shift mechanism

Recording system (still image):

Recording format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)

Image size (pixels):

3:2 aspect ratio: L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6M)

16:9 aspect ratio: L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)

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)

3D Sweep Panorama Wide: 7152 x 1080 (7.7M), Standard: 4912 x 1080 (5.3M), 16:9: 1920 x 1080 (2.1M)

Image quality modes: RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard

Picture Effect: 11 modes (15 effects): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature

Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))

Dynamic range functions: Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer: Auto/Level, Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step)

Color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB

Recording system (movie):

Recording format: AVCHD 2.0 (Progressive) / MP4

Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)

Audio recording format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC

Image size (pixels) *NTSC/PAL compatibility depends on region

NTSC: AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH); MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps), VGA: 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps)

PAL: AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH); MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps/12M), VGA: 640 x 480 (25fps/3M)


Media: Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)

Slot: Memory Stick Duo / SD memory card

Noise reduction:

Noise reduction: Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.; High ISO NR: High/Normal/Low

Multi frame noise reduction: Auto/ISO100 to 25600

White balance:

Modes: Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7, 15-step, Custom, AWB micro adjustment

Two-axis fine adjustment: Available in all modes

Bracketing: 3 frames, H/L selectable

Focus system:

Type: TTL Phase-detection AF

Focus sensor: CCD line sensors

Focus point: 19 points (11 points cross type)

Sensitivity range: EV -1 to 18 (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)

Focus mode: Autofocus, Direct Manual Focus, Manual focus

AF mode: Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A) selectable

Focus area: Wide (auto,19 points) / Zone / Spot / Local

Other features: Tracking Focus, Predictive control (AF-A,AF-C), Focus lock, Eye-start AF, AF illuminator (built-in LED type)

Exposure control:

Metering type: 1200-zone evaluative metering

Metering sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor

Metering sensitivity: EV-2 to EV17 (at ISO100 equivalent with F1.4 lens attached)

Modes: Multi segment, Spot, Center weighted

Exposure modes: AUTO, AUTO Advanced (AUTO+), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutterspeed priority (S), Manual (M)

Scene Selection: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight

Exposure compensation: 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)

AE bracketing: Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, with 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3 or 5 frames (2.0 EV, 3.0 EV: only 3 frames)

AE lock: Available with AE lock button. AE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index): ISO 100-16000 equivalent (expandable to ISO 50), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 selectable with upper or lower limit)


Type: XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder

Total number of dots: 2,359,296 dots

Brightness control: Auto / Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1)

Field coverage: 100%

Magnification: Approx. 1.09x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)

Diopter adjustment: -4.0 ~ +3.0 m-1

Eye point: Approx. 27 mm from the eyepiece lens, 22 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter (CIPA standard)

Display: Histogram Display, Graphic Display, Digital Level Gauge, Shooting Data Display, Simple Display, Grid Line

Real-time image adjustment display: Exposure Comp, White Balance, Creative Style

LCD monitor:

Type: Xtra Fine, 7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive with TruBlack technology

Total number of dots: 921,600 dots

Brightness control: Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)

Field coverage: 100%

Adjustable angle: Tilt angle: 150 degrees upward and 180 degrees downward. Rotation angle: 180 degrees

clockwise and 90 degrees counterclockwise.

Display Selector (finder/LCD): Auto/Manual

Display: Histogram Display, Graphic Display, Digital Level Gauge, Shooting Data Display, Simple Display, Shooting Information For Viewfinder, Grid Line.

Real-time image adjustment display: Exposure Comp., White Balance, Creative Style

Focus Magnifier: 5.9x, 11.7x

Peaking MF: Yes (Level: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)

Display panel:

Setting mode indicator LCD

Smart Teleconverter (digital zoom without image deterioration):

Approx.1.4 x / 2x


Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb

Flash sync. speed: 1/250 sec.

Electronic front curtain shutter: Yes, On/Off

SteadyShot (image stabilization):

System: For still images: Image Sensor-Shift mechanism, For movies: Electronic

SteadyShot capability: For still images: Approx. 2.5-4.5 EV decrease in shutter speed (varies according to shooting

conditions and lens used)


Type: Auto popup, built-in

Guide No.: 12 (in meters at ISO 100)

Coverage: FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)

Control: ADI flash / Pre-flash TTL / Manual flash

Compensation: 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

Bracketing: 0.3/0.5/0.7/2.0/3.0 EV steps, 3 or 5 frames (2.0/3.0 EV: only 3 frames) selectable

Modes: Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off)

Recycling time: Approx. 3 sec

External flash: Sony System Flash compatible with auto-lock accessory shoe

Wireless control: Yes (wireless flash with lighting ratio control)


Drive modes: Single Shot, Continuous (Hi/Lo) Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay selectable), Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket, Remote Control (with optional RM-DSLR1)

Continuous shooting speed: Hi: Maximum 8 frames per second / Lo: Maximum 3 frames per second; Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 12 images per second

Max. continuous shots: Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: Extra fine: 13 images, Fine: 17 images, Standard: 17 images, RAW & JPEG: 11 images, RAW: 13 images; Continuous shooting: Extra fine: 13 images, Fine: 18 images, Standard: 18 images, RAW & JPEG: 11 images, RAW: 13 images


Modes: Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning, 4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec., Off), Image orientation (On/Off) Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect

Other features:

Face detection (up to 8 faces detectable automatically), Face registration, Face selection, Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps), In-Camera Guide, Custom Function, GPS


PC interface: Hi-speed USB (USB 2.0): Mass-storage, MTP

HD output: HDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD

Others: Sync. Terminal, Auto-lock accessory shoe, Microphone jack, DC IN terminal, Remote terminal

Compatible OS (USB connection):

Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X (10.3-10.6)


Microphone: Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-ALST1 / ECM-CG50 (sold separately)

Speaker: Built-in, monaural, volume settings in 8 steps


Compatible standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

Custom function:

Type: Custom key settings

Memory: Function Yes (3 sets)


Battery: Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H

Still images: Approx. 470 shots with viewfinder and 530 shots with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)

Movies: Approx. 185 min. with viewfinder and 185 min. with LCD monitor

External power: AC Adaptor AC-PW10AM (optional)


With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo: Approx. 732 g (1 lb 9.8 oz)

Body only: Approx. 653 g (1 lb 7.0 oz)


W x H x D (excluding protrusions): Approx. 142.6 x 104.0 x 80.9 mm (5 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Body material:

Body material: Magnesium alloy and high-grade plastic exterior

Operating Temperature:

Range: 0C to 40C (32F to 104F)

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Product Info

  • Product ID: 21655189
  • SKU: 567SON042
  • Supplied By: Sony

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