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  • World’s lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera1
  • Full Frame 36.4 MP resolution with 14-bit RAW recording
  • Fast Intelligent AF optimized for full-frame sensor
  • Fully compatible w/ Sony’s E-mount & new full-frame lenses
  • Direct access interface for fast, natural shooting control

  • High contrast 2.4-million dot OLED EVF for eye-level framing
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi® or NFC
  • PC control w/ remote video capture control
  • New high-speed BIONZ® X image processor
  • Full HD movie at 24p/60i/60p w/uncompressed HDMI output

Develop for Sony cameras

Sony’s Camera Remote API beta SDK allows you to control a number of Sony cameras, including Sony Action Cams and Lens Style Cameras, wirelessly from another device. Start developing apps using the Camera Remote API beta now!

Supported APIs/SDKs

Camera

  • Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount Full Frame, operation with Minolta / Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA3/LA-EA4 adaptor9
  • Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR camera
  • Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount Full Frame

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: Exmor CMOS sensor (35.9 x 24.0mm)
  • Processor: BIONZ® X image processor
  • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
  • Pixel Gross: 36.8 Megapixels (approx.)
  • Effective Picture Resolution: 36.4 Megapixels (approx.)
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters

Recording

  • Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
  • Color Space: Still: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™ when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ color
  • Still Image Mode: RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 36.4 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: 35mm full frame: L: 7360 x 4144 (30M), M: 4800 x 2704 (13M), S: 3680 x 2072 (7.6M) APS-C: L: 4800 x 3200 (15M), M: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M), S: 2400 x 1600 (3.8M)
  • Still Image Size 3:2: 35mm full frame: L: 7360 x 4912 (36M), M: 4800 x 3200 (15M), S: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M) APS-C: L: 4800 x 3200 (15M), M: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M), S: 2400 x 1600 (3.8M)
  • Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
  • Video Mode: AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
  • Video Resolution: AVCHD™: PS – 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD – 1440 x 1080/30p@12Mbps VGA – 640 x 480/30p@3Mbps
  • Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Audio Format: Dolby Di ital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-CG50 / XLR-K1M (sold separately) / Built-in monaural speaker; volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Optics/Lens

  • Lens Type: Sony E-mount Full Frame
  • Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount Full Frame
  • Digital Zoom: Yes, approx. 4x
  • Direct Manual Focus: Yes
  • Exterior Finish: Black
  • EV Compensation: +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV step)

Viewfinder

  • Type: 1/2-inch (1.30 cm) XGA OLED color electronic viewfinder
  • Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 m-1 ~ +3.0m-1 (diopter)
  • Field of View: 100%
  • Magnification: Approx. 0.71x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (diopter)
  • Display: Disp. Basic Info, Histogram
  • Brightness Control: Auto / Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1)

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0” (7.5cm) TFT LCD (921,600 dots) with tiltable design
  • Brightness Control: Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2), Sunny Weather mode
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Live View: Continuous Live View
  • Real-time image adjustment display: Yes (On / Off)
  • Histogram: Yes (On / Off)
  • Peaking: Yes (Level setting: High / Mid / Low / Off, Color: White / Red / Yellow)
  • Grid Display: Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
  • Customization: Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Contrast-detection AF
  • Focus Points: 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
  • AF Modes: Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
  • Focus Area: Multi Point (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
  • Focus Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Manual Focus Assist: 35mm full frame: 7.2x, 14.4x APS-C: 4.7x, 9.4x
  • Focus Features: Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Focus lock, Eye-start AF (only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.30-3m), AF micro adjustment, AF ON
  • AF Illuminator: Yes (with built-in LED type)

Exposure System

  • Picture Effect(s): 13 modes: 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, Watercolor, Illustration
  • Auto Exposure Lock: Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu.
  • Color Temperature: 2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
  • 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)
  • D-Range Optimizer: Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
  • Exposure Bracketing: With 3 frames in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV or 3.0 EV increments. With 5 frames in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 2/3 EV increments
  • Exposure Compensation: +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
  • Exposure Settings: AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
  • ISO: Still images: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Movies: ISO 200-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 200-6400 equivalent)
  • Metering: Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Noise Reduction: Long exposure NR: On / Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off selectable
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • White Balance Mode: Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps) / Custom / Underwater

Drive System

  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous shooting: Max. 1.5fps, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 4.0fps
  • Drive Mode: Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
  • Self-timer: 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
  • Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

Flash

  • Flash Bracketing: With optional external flash: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, 3 EV steps, 3/5 frames (1.0/2.0/3.0 EV: only 3 frames) selectable
  • Flash Compensation: With optional external flash: ±3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage: With optional external flash: 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
  • Flash Metering System: With optional external flash: Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Modes: With optional external flash: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless
  • Flash Type: Optional external flash

Convenience Features

  • Self Timer: Yes
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes
  • Erase/Protect: Yes
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes
  • Power Save Mode: Yes
  • Still Image Playback Options: Single (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 23.0x, M: 15.0x, S: 11.5x), Auto Review (10 / 5 / 2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto / Manual / Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still / Date / MP4 / AVCHD), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect
  • Video Playback Options: Forward / Rewind (Movie)
  • Multiple Language Display: Yes

Advanced Features

  • Face Detection: On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
  • Image Stabilization: Lens-based (where applicable)
  • Intelligent Auto: Yes
  • Superior Auto: Yes
  • Tracking Focus: Yes
  • Anti Motion Blur: Yes
  • Auto High Dynamic Range: Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Yes (eight faces max)
  • Sweep Panorama: Horizontal (Wide / Standard), Vertical (Wide / Standard)

Interface

  • Headphone Jack: Yes
  • Microphone Input: Yes
  • Remote Commander: Yes, via optional RM-VPR1
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes, via Multi Interface Shoe
  • PictBridge Compatible: Yes
  • A/V Remote Terminal: Yes, via Multi Terminal interface
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)
  • DC IN: Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
  • HD Output: HDMI® Type D micro connector
  • Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
  • NFC: Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
  • Tripod Mount: Yes, 1/4″ (20 thread count)
  • USB Port(s): USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
  • Multi Interface Shoe: Yes

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 5 × 3-3/4 × 1-15/16” (126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
  • Weight (Approx.): With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 1 lb. 0.4 oz. (465 g)
  • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): Approx. 14.4 oz. (407 g)

Power

  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
  • Battery Capacity: 1080 mAh
  • Number of Still Images: Approx. 340 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
  • Power Requirements: One rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)

Software

  • Supplied Software: Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
  • Operating System Compatibility: Image Data Converter 4.0: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium 4 or faster) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster) PlayMemories Home: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium III 800 MHz or faster; for playing/editing HD movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (AVC HD (FX/FH)) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster)

Service and Warranty Information

  • Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year Parts & Labor

Lens compensation

  • Lens compensation: Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Print

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

Recording system (still image)

  • 14bit RAW: Yes

Wi-Fi

  • PlayMemories Camera Apps: Yes
  • Send to Computer: Yes
  • View on Smartphone: Yes
  • View on TV: Yes

Interface

Remote release

  • Wired: Yes, via optional RM-VPR1

Power

External power

  • External power: Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)

In The Box

  • Lens cap
  • Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
  • AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Micro USB cable

Footnotes

1. Among interchangeable-lens cameras with an full frame sensor as of October 2013
2. Records in up to 29 minute segments.
7. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.
8. Requires compatible BRAVIA® HDTV and cable sold separately.
9. Auto Focus function available with Sony E-Mount lenses and Sony A-mount SSM and SAM series lenses when using LA-EA2/EA4 lens adaptor.
11. Requires a valid Sony Entertainment Network account. Some apps require a fee.