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30x zoom lens with ZEISS quality built in

The result of over a century and a half of ZEISS expertise in high-precision optics is perfectly clear: this 24-720mm lens renders portrait, close-up, and landscape images in natural glory from every perspective, with vivid sharpness and contrast intact. ZEISS T multi-layer anti-reflective coating effectively eliminates surface ghosting and flare.

Exmor R CMOS sensor for extra sensitivity

The more light is allowed to strike a sensor, the more brilliant a resulting image will look. So the Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2 effective megapixels employs back-illuminated design to let four times more light in than a more conventional sensor, is twice as sensitive to light, and even features Sony Column A/D Conversion technology to reduce image noise.

BIONZ X for more detail and less noise

To transform data from the Exmor R CMOS sensor into high-resolution images, the BIONZ X image processor integrates detail reproduction, diffraction-reducing and area-specific noise reduction technologies. This combination makes it possible to reproduce realistic images of truer colours and textures with exceptional precision in real time.

OLED Tru-Finder improves the view

The high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder is far brighter than more conventional electronic viewfinders; now features even more compact dimensions; displays real-time preview and various shooting information, so that what you see onscreen is exactly what you'll get in your shot; and is retractable for portability, safety and practicality.

180-degree tiltable LCD monitor for easy framing

The high-resolution LCD on the camera back can be tilted up to 180 degrees. So when you're in front of the camera, you can easily view the LCD to check the framing before you shoot a selfie, for example. This flexibility also lets you comfortably maintain stress-free posture while monitoring a scene that you want to shoot from a low angle.

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

More flexible movie formats

The new XAVC S format captures movies detailing extra-smooth action and high-quality sound with great fidelity to the original sources. Whether youre shooting in XAVC S or high-definition AVCHD format, you can also simultaneously record another version of the same scene in a compressed, web-friendly MP4 format for convenient sharing.

Grip take hold

The camera grip has been ergonomically designed for optimal handling stability at all times.

Intelligent Active Mode keeps blur away

Have no fear of handheld movie shooting. Intelligent Active Mode, featuring Sony's advanced frame-analysis technology and 5-axis image stabilization, compensates for camera shake. This mode reduces the blurriness that tends to occur in images when shooting handheld or shooting while chasing a subject in action.

P/A/S/M modes for exposure as you like it

Put your creative intentions in motion with Programmed AE (P)/Aperture priority (A)/Shutter-speed priority (S)/Manual (M) exposure modes. These modes provide you with all the flexibility that you need to manually control exposure and adjust background blur in order to capture the image that you're looking for.

Customizable settings for personal command

Assign frequently used functions (Focus mode, White Balance, Picture Effect, etc.) to customisable buttons and keys for easier, quicker access to such functions while shooting. For example, you can assign 12 functions to the Function button, then press it, choose a function, and adjust the function parameters via the rear control wheel.

Extra-speedy & precise Fast Intelligent AF

An improved spatial object detection algorithm realises a more optimal and accurate lens drive to make AF even faster, for capturing more fleeting moments with ease.

Digital level gauge for even framing

The camera's digital level gauge uses easy-to-read graphics to indicate clearly whether the camera is level and enables fine adjustment of horizontal alignment during shooting. It's useful for avoiding the occurrence of camera roll, to help ensure that your shots look steady and well-framed.

PlayMemories Camera Apps add personality

Enhance your creative expression with PlayMemories Camera Apps, offering a growing range of enjoyable applications that are easy to download. Not only do these apps give you greater functionality " they are the ultimate means of personalizing your camera to fulfil your photographic aims. Note: Services availability depends on region.

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

Sensor Type1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (Effective)Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Number of Pixels (Gross)Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Lens typeZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 11 elements in 10 groups (5 aspherical elements)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
Focal length (f=)f=4.1-123 mm
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5 cm (0.16 ft) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250 cm (8.20 ft) to Infinity/Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5 cm (0.16 ft) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250 cm (8.20 ft) to Infinity
Optical Zoom30x
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)Still Image: 18 M Approx. 60x/10 M Approx. 80x/5.0 M Approx. 113x/VGA Approx. 459x/13 M (16:9) Approx. 60x/2.1 M (16:9) Approx. 153x; Movie: Approx. 60x
Digital Zoom (Still Image)18 M Approx. 120x/10 M Approx. 161x/5.0 M Approx. 226x/VGA Approx. 459x/13 M (16:9) Approx. 120x/2.1 M (16:9) Approx. 306x ; Movie: Approx. 120x
Screen Type7.5cm (3.0type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness ControlManual (5 steps)
Adjustable AngleUp by approx. 180 degrees
Field Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.5x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-
Viewfinder0.2-type electronic viewfinder
Image Processing EngineBIONZ X™
Focus ModeSingle-shot AF;Continuous AF(Advanced sports & Movie Only)
Focus AreaWide;Centre;Flexible Spot (S/M/L);Expanded Flexible Spot
Light Metering ModeMulti Pattern;Center Weighted;Spot
Exposure Compensation+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper/lower limit), 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200, Multi-Frame NR: Auto (ISO80-3200 same as selected range in Auto), 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 /12800
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper/lower limit),80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Minimum Illumination (Movie)Auto: 6 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
White Balance ModesAuto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluor.: Cool White; Fluor.: Day White; Fluor.: Daylight;Flash;Custom;One Push, One Push Set;C.Temp./Filter
WB Micro AdjustmentG7-M7,A7-B7
Noise ReductionOff/On
Dynamic Range FunctionsOff, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)3
Shooting ModeIntelligent Auto;Superior Auto;Programme Auto;Aperture Priority;Shutter Speed Priority;Manual Exposure;MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3;Movie Mode (Programme Auto,Aperture Priority,Shutter Speed Priority,Manual Exposure);Panorama;Scene Selection
Scene SelectionPortrait;Advanced Sports Shooting;Landscape;Sunset;Night Scene;Handheld Twilight;Night Portrait;Anti Motion Blur;Pet Mode;Gourmet;Beach;Snow;Fireworks;Soft Skin;High Sensitivity
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
Self-TimerOff / 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable / 3 consecutive bracketing shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable
Drive ModesOptical;Continuous shooting;Self-timer;Self-timer(cont.);Cont.-bracketing;Single-bracketing;White balance bracketing;DRO bracketing
Picture EffectStill Image:Toy camera;Pop Colour;Posterization;Retro Photo;Soft High-key;Partial Colour;High Contrast Mono.;Soft Focus;HDR Painting;Richtone Monochrome;Miniature;Watercolour;Illustration;Movie:Toy camera;Pop Colour;Posterization;Retro Photo;Soft High-key;Partial Colour;High Contrast Mono.
Creative StyleStandard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia
Focus TypeContrast detection AF
Metering ModeMulti Pattern;Center Weighted;Spot
Flash ModeAuto / Flash On / Slow Sync. / Flash Off / Rear Sync.
Flash TypeBuilt-in, manual pop-up
Flash RangeISO Auto: Approx. 0.3 m to 5.4 m (11 13/16 in to 17 ft 8 19/32 in) (W)/Approx. 2.5 m to 3.0 m (8 ft 2 27/64 in to 9 ft 10 7/64 in) (T)
Compatible Recording MediaMemory Stick Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo(High Speed);Memory Stick PROHG Duo; Memory Stick Micro ;Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) ;SD Memory Card; SDHC Memory Card(UHS-I);SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I);microSD Memory Card ;microSDHC Memory Card ;microSDXC Memory Card
Recording FormatJPEG(DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3,MRF Baseline compliant)
Recording Format (Movie Audio)XAVC S:LPCM 2ch;AVCHD:Dolby Digital(AC-3) 2ch(Dolby Digital Stereo Creator);MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)AVCHD: 28 M PS (1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 24 M FX (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 17 M FH (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 24 M FX (1,920 x 1,080/24p) / 17 M FH (1,920 x 1,080/24p) / XAVC S: 60p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 30p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/30p) / 24p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/24p)/ MP4: 28 M (1,920 x 1,080/60fps) / 16 M (1,920 x 1,080/30fps) / 6 M (1,280 x 720/30fps)
Movie Recording Mode (PAL)AVCHD: 28 M PS (1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 24 M FX (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 17 M FH (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 24 M FX (1,920 x 1,080/24p) / 17 M FH (1,920 x 1,080/24p) / XAVC S: 60p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 30p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/30p) / 24p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/24p)/ MP4: 28 M (1,920 x 1,080/60fps) / 16 M (1,920 x 1,080/30fps) / 6 M (1,280 x 720/30fps)
Panorama (Recording)Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Input and Output TerminalsMulti/Micro USB Terminal , Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI
NFCNFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WI-FIYes (IEEE802.11b/g/n [2.4 GHz band])
Power SourceDC3.6V (supplied battery)/DC5.0V (supplied AC Adaptor)
Battery SystemRechargeable battery pack NP-BX1
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)Approx. 1.4 W with LCD monitor and approx. 1.5 W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power SupplyYes (with supplied AC Adaptor and supplied Battery)
Battery Life(Still Images)Still Images: Monitor: Approx. 390/Approx. 195 min, ViewFinder: Approx. 360/Approx. 180 min ;Movies (actual shooting): Monitor: Approx. 70 min, ViewFinder: Approx. 75 min (In (MP4 28M) mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min and the max file size is 4 GB.); Movies (continuous shooting): Monitor: Approx. 105min, ViewFinder: Approx. 115min (In (MP4 28M) mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min and max file size is 4 GB.)
Supplied BatteryRechargeable battery pack NP-BX1
PlayMemories Camera AppsYes
Shooting FunctionsFace Detection;Face Registration;Smile Shutter;Grid Line;Quick Navi;Digital Level Gauge (roll);WB Bracketing;DRO Bracketing;Zebra;Marker Display;Micref Level;Self-portrait timer
Playback FunctionsBRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI);9/25-frame index view;Auto Orientation;Slide Show;Forward/Rewind (Movie);Delete;Protect;Motion Shot Video;Beauty Effect
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 102.0 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm
WeightApprox. 245 g (Battery and Memory Stick DUO™ are included)/Approx. 218 g (Body Only)

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