24.3 MP Digital CameraExmor APS HD CMOS SensorXGA OLED Tru-Finder ViewfinderTranslucent Mirror Technology3-way tilt LCD monitorContinuous shooting up to 12 fps with Full-time Continuous AFAVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) Full HD Movie at 60p (50p)1/8000 sec. shutter speed and approx. 150,000 shutter release durabilityAccelerated response on a full-time basis:Translucent Mirror Technology: enabling simultaneous focusing and image capturing on a full-time basisFull-time Continuous AF12 fps continuous shooting (in Continuous Advance Priority AE mode)Approx. 0.05 sec. minimum release time lag19-point AF system with 11 cross sensorsTracking FocusEasy operation even during manual focusingBreathtaking image quality in any lighting:24.3-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensorDramatically improved BIONZ image processing engineHigh sensitivity with ISO 100-16000 (expandable to ISO 50)SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilizationLens shading and aberration compensationXGA OLED viewfinder for supreme comfort and ease:Unrivaled resolution, contrast and responseVariable information displaySmart Teleconverter provides a clear and precise enlarged imageHigh visibility in bright and dark scenesThree grid displaysViewfinder 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 viewfinderThis is true even in bright outdoor lighting and during sports, portrait and macro photographyPowerfully expressive movie production:Cinema-like creative expression is yours to enjoy thanks to large APS HD CMOS (APS-C size) sensor dimensions24p (25p) cinema-like expressionQuick AF Full HD MovieAVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) Full HD 60p (50p) moviesHeightened creative potentialInterchangeable lens freedomOne-touch movie accessFull manual movie shootingAudio noise reductionUnrivaled comfort and shooting flexibility:Convenient Xtra Fine LCD with 3-way tiltingQuick-access controlsLCD data displayCustomizable buttonsMemory functionShot Result PreviewOptionalVG-C77AM vertical gripRobust craftsmanship for carefree shooting:System-wide dust and moisture resistanceRobust magnesium alloy body150,000 shutter release durabilityAnti-dust Technology/SystemHigh-density batteryExtraordinary digital imaging capabilities:Enhanced Picture EffectAuto HDRMulti Frame NRHand-held TwilightCreative StyleGPS capabilityDynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)An abundance of smart, versatile features:1200-zone Evaluative MeteringTwo-axis White BalanceAUTO+ (Auto Advanced) modeExposure modeExposure compensation and bracketingFace Detection and Face RegistrationBuilt-in flash with 16 mm coverageHDMI terminalBRAVIA Sync and PhotoTV HDDrive modeMemory Stick Duo / SD card slotPlayMemories and Filmy photo and movie playback on PS3Specifications:Type:Camera type: Interchangeable-lens digital camera with built-in flashLens compatibility:Lens compatibility: Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmedImage sensor:Type: APS-C size (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with primary color filtersNumber of pixels (effective): Approx. 24.3 megapixelsNumber of pixels (total): Approx. 24.7 megapixelsImage sensor aspect ratio: 3:2Anti-dust system: Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and Image Sensor-Shift mechanismRecording 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 StandardPicture 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, MiniatureCreative 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 RGBRecording system (movie):Recording format: AVCHD 2.0 (Progressive) / MP4Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)Audio recording format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LCImage size (pixels) *NTSC/PAL compatibility depends on regionNTSC: 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: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 cardNoise reduction:Noise reduction: Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.; High ISO NR: High/Normal/LowMulti frame noise reduction: Auto/ISO100 to 25600White 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 adjustmentTwo-axis fine adjustment: Available in all modes Bracketing: 3 frames, H/L selectableFocus system:Type: TTL Phase-detection AFFocus sensor: CCD line sensorsFocus 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 focusAF mode: Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A) selectableFocus area: Wide (auto,19 points) / Zone / Spot / LocalOther 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 meteringMetering sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS sensorMetering sensitivity: EV-2 to EV17 (at ISO100 equivalent with F1.4 lens attached)Modes: Multi segment, Spot, Center weightedExposure 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 TwilightExposure 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 modeISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index): ISO 100-16000 equivalent (expandable to ISO 50), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 selectable with upper or lower limit)Viewfinder:Type: XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinderTotal number of dots: 2,359,296 dotsBrightness 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-1Eye 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 LineReal-time image adjustment display: Exposure Comp, White Balance, Creative StyleLCD monitor:Type: Xtra Fine, 7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive with TruBlack technologyTotal number of dots: 921,600 dotsBrightness 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 degreesclockwise and 90 degrees counterclockwise.Display Selector (finder/LCD): Auto/ManualDisplay: 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 StyleFocus Magnifier: 5.9x, 11.7xPeaking MF: Yes (Level: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)Display panel:Setting mode indicator LCDSmart Teleconverter (digital zoom without image deterioration):Approx.1.4 x / 2xShutter:Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane typeShutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec., BulbFlash sync. speed: 1/250 sec.Electronic front curtain shutter: Yes, On/OffSteadyShot (image stabilization):System: For still images: Image Sensor-Shift mechanism, For movies: ElectronicSteadyShot capability: For still images: Approx. 2.5-4.5 EV decrease in shutter speed (varies according to shootingconditions and lens used)Flash:Type: Auto popup, built-inGuide 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 flashCompensation: 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) selectableModes: Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off)Recycling time: Approx. 3 secExternal flash: Sony System Flash compatible with auto-lock accessory shoeWireless control: Yes (wireless flash with lighting ratio control)Drive: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 secondMax. 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 imagesPlayback: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, ProtectOther features:Face detection (up to 8 faces detectable automatically), Face registration, Face selection, Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps), In-Camera Guide, Custom Function, GPSInterface:PC interface: Hi-speed USB (USB 2.0): Mass-storage, MTPHD output: HDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HDOthers: Sync. Terminal, Auto-lock accessory shoe, Microphone jack, DC IN terminal, Remote terminalCompatible OS (USB connection):Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X (10.3-10.6)Audio:Microphone: Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-ALST1 / ECM-CG50 (sold separately)Speaker: Built-in, monaural, volume settings in 8 stepsPrint:Compatible standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF settingCustom function:Type: Custom key settingsMemory: Function Yes (3 sets)Power:Battery: Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500HStill 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 monitorExternal power: AC Adaptor AC-PW10AM (optional)Weight: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)Dimensions: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 exteriorOperating Temperature:Range: 0C to 40C (32F to 104F)
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