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 15.6mm (APS-C type), Exmor CMOS sensor with RGB primary color filter
No. of Pixels
Total: 12.9 megapixels; Effective: 12.3 megapixels
Auto, ISO 200 to 12800 (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 / Auto, Lv 1 - 5)
Colour Modes
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Format Function
FAT 12, 16, 32
Image Size (Aspect ratio 3:2)
L(12M):4,272x 2,848; M(6.4M): 3,104 x 2,072; S(3.0M): 2,128 x 1,416
Image Size (Aspect ratio 16:9)
L(10M):4,272 x 2,400; M(5.4M): 3,104 x 1,744; S(2.5M): 2,188 x 1,192
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, 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
Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory card, SDHC Memory card
File Format
JPEG (DCF2.0, Exif 2.21, DPOF supported), RAW (Sony ARW 2.1 format), RAW + JPEG
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash), 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
3.0-inch (100% field of view), 230,400-dot TFT, Clear Photo LCD
EV 1 - 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
Other Functions
Real-time image-adjustment display, enlarged display (x7.0 / x14.0), grid line display
Varies according to shooting mode in use at the time of activation (live view or optical viewfinder)
Image Sensor
CMOS sensor Exmor
Live view with CMOS sensor Exmor
Focus Modes
Single-shot AF, Auto AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
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
CCD line sensors (9 points)
AF Illuminator
Range: 1 - 5m
TTL phase-detection system
Exposure Modes
Program AE (AUTO, AUTO with Flash Off, P), Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual
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 - 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), Auto, Fill flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear Sync, Slow sync, High-speed sync*, Wireless* *Requires compatible external flash
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
0.80x (with 50mm lens at infinity)
Diopter Control
-2.5 to +1.0m
Eye Relief
Approx. 19mm from the eyepiece, 15mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter
Focusing Screen
Spherical Acute Matte
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
Fine: 12 frames, Standard: 58 frames, RAW: 6 frames, RAW+JPEG: 3 frames
White Balance Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Continuous Shooting Rate
Up to 5 fps with viewfinder, Up to 4 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-PW10AM / Charger AV-VQ900AM (both sold separately)
Battery Performance
Approx. 1000 shots(OVF) / Approx. 520 shots(Live view) (CIPA measurement)
PC Interface
USB2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage mode / PTP mode)
Approx. 597g (not including battery, memory card or accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 137 x 104 x 84mm (excl. protrusions)
0° - 40° C