Category : Camera & Lenses

Wide & Fast AF system

A 79-point phase-detection AF system (including 15 cross points) has points widely placed within the most frequently used central area of the frame. It keeps tracking and fast autofocusing on a moving subject.

Sophisticated AF algorithm in tracking

High performance in tracking moving subjects to enable continuous autofocus even during continuous shooting at 8fps .

Superior AF in low light

Autofocus performs well in low-light conditions as low as EV -2, which is equivalent to a moonlit night in which the naked eye has difficulty seeing objects.

AF Area modes

For autofocusing, you can choose among Wide, Zone, Centre, Flexible Spot, Expand Flexible Spot and Lock-on AF area mode, which allows precise focus tracking of a subject by optimising target frame size and ensuring use of the optimal AF point.

AF Range Control

Locks autofocusing to a specified range of distance from the camera for sharp results, even if the target is obscured momentarily by another passing object.

Face Detection and Eye AF

Face Detection with Face Registration can detect up to eight faces in a scene, and adjust exposure, white balance, flash and other settings for beautiful portraits. Eye AF further ensures sharp focusing on the face by detecting an eye to focus on.

Proprietary Translucent Mirror Technology

Sony's unique design replaces a DSLR moving mirror with a fixed translucent mirror, which enables fast shooting with continuous use of accurate phase detection AF.

Full-time Continuous AF during Full HD movie shooting

Records with superior speed and precision of full-time continuous phase-detection autofocusing, even during Full HD movie shooting, thanks to proprietary Translucent Mirror Technology.

In-body image stabilization

Effective image stabilization for any compatible lens, throughout the entire focal length range. Helps stabilize the viewfinder image while the shutter button is halfway pressed.

24.2 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor

The large Exmor CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.2 MP boosts sensitivity and reduces noise with gapless on-chip lens design eliminating the gaps between micro-lenses to collect more light.

Wide max. ISO 100–25600 sensitivity range

The wide maximum sensitivity ranges of ISO 100-25600 for stills and ISO 100-12800 for movies let you shoot natural-looking, low-noise results even in low light

BIONZ X image processing engine

The processor handles enormous amounts of sensor data to allow high-speed shooting of superb low-noise images. Advanced built-in features include detail reproduction technology to produce more realistic images, diffraction-reduction to correct blurred details, and area-specific noise reduction for clearer, more finely detailed images even at high ISO settings. Area-specific Noise Reduction selectively divides the image into areas based on patterns (such as edges, textures and evenly coloured-areas like blue skies), then applies the most appropriate noise reduction for each area.

Supports 50 Mbps XAVC S format

For extremely high image quality and minimal noise, record movies in the high-bit-rate XAVC S format, which enables Full HD image recording at 50 Mbps (60p/50p, 30p/25p, 24p).

Creative movie function

There's more to auto and manual operation than meets the eye. AF functions are ever-reliable, and P/A/S/M exposure modes offer great creative control. Audio level display and rec level control on viewfinder/LCD screen make microphone/recording levels easy to screen and adjust while shooting. Fine-tune images by choosing among 20 Picture Effect and 13 Creative Style settings.

Top Display Panel

This "must have" feature of this mid-range camera facilitates quick, easy setting and confirmation, especially with a tripod setup.

Tiltable LCD screen

Tiltable LCD screen (2.7-type) to clearly shoot at max. 135 degrees up and 55 degrees down, enables shooting over the heads of people in crowds, or on the ground for a startling view of pets and flowers. Brightness is adjustable.

Control Wheel

The control wheel on the back is popular among

Battery Life (Still Images)Up to 580 shots
Supplied BatteryNP-FM500H M-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Multi Interface ShoeMicrophone minijack; Multi/Micro USB Terminal; Multi Interface Shoe
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)Continuous Advance Priority AE: Max. 8fps, Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 2.5fps
Drive ModesSingle Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Flash Control
Flash ModesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Rear sync.,Wireless, High Speed sync.
Flash Compensation+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Sync. Speed1 / 160 s
Shutter SpeedStill images: 1/4000 to 30 s/Bulb;Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Eye PointApprox. 26.5 mm from the eyepiece lens, 23 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1-1 (CIPA standard)
LCD Screen
Monitor Type2.7" type TFT LCD
Total Number of Dots460,800 dots
Brightness Control (LCD)Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Shutter TypeElectronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Dioptre Adjustment-4.0 to +3.0m-1
Viewfinder Type0.39"-type electronic viewfinder
Number of Dots1 440 000 dots
MagnificationApprox. 0.88x (35 mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.57x) with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)Movie: ISO100–12800 equivalent (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100–12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)Still Image: ISO100—25600 (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100—25600, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
AE LockAE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode. ("AEL w/ shutter" [Auto/On/Off] is supported) Available with AE lock button
Exposure Compensation+/-5.0 EV (1/3EV, 1/2EV steps selectable)
Auto (AE) BracketingBracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3EV, 1/2EV, 2/3EV, 1.0EV, 2.0EV, 3.0EV increments, 3 /5 frames
Scene SelectionPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight
Metering Type1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering SensorExmor CMOS Sensor
Metering ModeMulti segment, Spot, Center weighted
Exposure ModesAUTO (Intelligent Auto / Superior Auto), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Memory recall
TypeBuilt-in, auto pop-up
AF Illuminator rangeApprox. 1m - 5m / Approx. 3.3 to 16.4 feet
Other FeaturesEye-start AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF On
Focus AreaWide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock-On AF (Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot)
Focus SensorCCD line sensors
Focus Sensitivity RangeEV -2 to 18 (at ISO 100 equivalent)
AF ModeSingle-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A)
White Balance
Bracketing3 frames, H/L selectable
Noise Reduction
Multi Frame NRAuto
White Balance
White Balance ModesAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Flash, Colour temperature (2500 to 9900K), Colour Filter (G7 to M7, A7 to B7), Custom (1 / 2 / 3), Custom Set
Noise Reduction
Noise ReductionLong exposure NR: On/Off , available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
Storage Media
Compatible Recording MediaMemory Stick PRO-HG DuoMemory Stick PRO DuoMemory Stick XC-HG DuoSDSDHCSDXC memory cards (UHS-I compliant)
Other Features
Clear Image ZoomYes (approx.2x)
Lens CompensationBIONZ X
Auto Object FramingYes (Still Images)
Face DetectionOn/ On (Regist. Faces) / Off
Recording (movie)
Movie FunctionsAF Drive SpeedAF Tracking DurationAudio Level DisplayAudio Rec LevelAuto Slow ShutterHDMI Info. Display
Audio Recording FormatXAVC S:LPCM 2ch AVCHD:Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Video CompressionXAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 XAVC S, AVCHD:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording FormatXAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
Recording (still images)
Dynamic Range FunctionsOff, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level(1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range(Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6EV, 1.0EV step))
Creative StyleStandard, 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
Image Quality ModesRAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Image Size (pixels), 16:9L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M), S:3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep PanoramaStandard Horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M) Wide Horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), Vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)
Image Size (pixels), 3:2L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
Recording Format (Still images)JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Digital zoom (Still Image)L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8
Digital zoom (Movie)Yes (4x)
Smart zoom (Still Image)M: Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio3:2
Anti-Dust SystemYes
Number of Pixels (total)Approx. 24.8 MP
Number Of Pixels (Effective)Approx. 24.2 MP
SensorAPS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) Exmor CMOS sensor
Lens CompatibilitySony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed
Sensor TypeAPS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) Exmor CMOS sensor
Lens MountSony A-mount
Size & Weight
Weight (with battery and memory card included)596 g (Body Only)/675 g (With battery and media)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 142.6 x 104.2 x 82.8 mm
What s In The BoxAccessory shoe capBattery charger BC-VM10ABody capEyepiece cupLens CapLens Rear CapMicro USB cablePower cordRechargeable Battery NP-FM500HSAL1855 (18–55 mm Zoom Lens)Shoulder strap

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