Lens Used
Sony α lenses, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses
Camera Type
Digital SLR camera with built-in flash and interchangeable lenses
Sensor
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
Sensitivity
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
Settings
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash), Custom
Compensation
Approx. 2.5 - 3.5 steps decrease in shutter speeds (varies according to conditions and lens used)
Display
Indicator inside viewfinder
System
Image-sensor shift mechanism
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch (100% field of view), 230,400-dot TFT, Clear Photo LCD
Sensitivity
EV 1 - 17 (at ISO 100 with F1.4 lens, in all metering modes)
Other Functions
Histogram display, real-time image-adjustment display
Metering
1200-zone evaluative
Image Sensor
Dedicated for live view
Smart Teleconverter Function
1.4x or 2x selectable
Coverage
90%
Type of Use
Pentamirror tilt system
Other Functions
Real-time image-adjustment display, enlarged display (x7.0 / x14.0), grid line display
Metering
Varies according to shooting mode in use at the time of activation (live view or optical viewfinder)
Image Sensor
CMOS sensor Exmor
Coverage
100%
Type
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
Sensor
CCD line sensors (9 points)
AF Illuminator
Range: 1 - 5m
Type
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
Yes
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)
Type
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
Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Flash Sync Speed
1/160 sec
Speed Range
1/4000 sec. -30 sec., bulb
Magnification
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
95%
Type
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
Self-timer
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
NP-FM500H
Battery Performance
Approx. 1000 shots(OVF) / Approx. 520 shots(Live view) (CIPA measurement)
PC Interface
USB2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage mode / PTP mode)
Weight
Approx. 597g (not including battery, memory card or accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 137 x 104 x 84mm (excl. protrusions)
Range
0° - 40° C