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  • World’s lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera1
  • Full Frame 24.3 MP resolution with 14-bit RAW recording
  • Fast Hybrid AF w/ phase-detection for DSLR-like speed
  • Fast Intelligent AF optimized for full-frame sensor
  • Fully compatible w/ Sony’s E-mount and 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
  • Full HD movie2 at 24p/60i/60p w/uncompressed HDMI® output

Develop for Sony cameras

The Camera Remote API beta SDK allows you to develop apps to control a number of Sony cameras wirelessly from another device.

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 (35.8 x 23.9mm)
  • Processor: BIONZ® X image processor
  • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
  • Pixel Gross: 24.7 Megapixels (approx.)
  • Effective Picture Resolution: 24.3 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: 24.3 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: 35mm full frame: L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M) APS-C: L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
  • Still Image Size 3:2: 35mm full frame: L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M) APS-C: L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
  • 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 Digital (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: Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
  • Focus Points: 117 points (phase-detection AF), 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, Predictive control, 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. 2.5fps, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5.0fps
  • 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)
  • Shooting Tips: Yes
  • 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)8
  • 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. 0.7 oz. (474 g)
  • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): Approx. 14.7 oz. (416 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)7
  • 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

  • Wired: Yes, via optional RM-VPR1

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.
3. 99 points when an APS-C lens compatible with Fast Hybrid AF is mounted.
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-EA4 lens adaptor.
11. Requires a valid Sony Entertainment Network account. Some apps require a fee.