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Sony a9 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Body only

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Sony a9 (ILCE9.CEC)  Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Body only


What only α9 can do

  • This mechanism-free camera can deliver a-class-above performance conventional mechanical SLRs have only sought. For example, this system realises a totally blackout-free viewfinder while conventional systems can only try to reduce blackout time. A high-speed, vibration-free, silent Anti-Distortion shutter vastly extends the range of shooting situations while a mechanical system can only aim for lower vibration and quieter shutter release sound. α9 provides continuous tracking of moving subjects for foolproof AF/AE while traditional SLRs can only challenge such AF/AE performance improvements. Moreover, α9 allows its viewfinder to show not only images of the subject — available on conventional systems — but also the final image of a shot. Now, thanks to a new image sensor that superbly manages all these roles, you can surpass all expectation with α9.
  • Note: This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described in this section are primarily related to electronic shutter operation.


Driving force for full-electronic revolution

Innovative full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

  • α9 liberates you from the limits of conventional SLRs that rely on mechanical systems. First2 to use high-speed stacked design, its 24.2-megapixel3 full-frame image sensor temporarily stores large-volume data in the integral memory for overall 20 times faster readout speed4. The combination of CMOS sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image-processing engine brings you true digital freedom.
  • [ Stacked back-illuminated structure with integral memory ]  (1) Pixel area  (2) Integral memory  (3) Hi-speed signal processing circuit  (4) Image processing engine


Capture the previously uncatchable

High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps

  • Groundbreaking full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor team up for 20fps continuous shooting5 with AF/AE tracking. Stunning high-speed performance and ample buffer let you capture the decisive moment.


Blackout-free shooting6

  • Non-mechanical electronic shutter eliminates blackout with typical SLR mirror action. An uninterrupted view of the subject is available even during shutter release, with 60fps live-view capability and minimal display lag in continuous shooting.
  • (A) Blackout-free shooting  (B) Shooting with blackout


Track the action with an uninterrupted view

AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.7

  • Light directly reaches the image sensor without mechanical interruption. An ingenious fusion of mirrorless construction and new speed-enhancing technologies provides AF/AE at the full-frame focal plane.
  • (1) AF/AE calculations  (2) 60times/sec  (3) 20 frames/sec


Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec.8

  • Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec.8 far surpass mechanical shutters for a new imaging expression. You can also maintain shallow depth of field without an ND filter, even under bright conditions.
  • (A mode 1/20000 sec. F8.0 ISO 1000)


Silence expands photographic potential

No noise distraction

  • An anti-distortion9 electronic shutter allows silent shooting10 without mechanical mirror and shutter noise. It’s ideal for sports and subjects that demand quiet operation, greatly expanding camera versatility


No unwanted vibration

  • During SLR shooting, mirror shock and shutter release shock cause subtle vibration. α9, however, has a vibration-free electronic shutter that can keep the camera stable, for razor-sharp images.


Mobility leads to unprecedented opportunities

  • Professional features and performance in a compact body. The freedom of mobility inspires fresh creativity.


Swift, accurate, and reliable AF

  • Discover enhanced AF — more precise, virtually unfailing focus, swift reaction to fast motion, low-light reliability, and consistent tracking in continuous shooting.


4D FOCUS: Stunningly wide coverage

693. Remarkable number of phase-detection AF points

  • The phase-detection points on the surface of an image sensor — 693 AF points — covers approximately 93% of the image area. High-precision performance assures your focus on subjects.


4D FOCUS: Fast AF speed

Fast Hybrid AF achieves rapid AF for full-frame photos

  • Capture fast-moving subjects with reliable rapid AF. The speed and accuracy of this Fast Hybrid AF System are further improved in combination with the enhanced BIONZ X image processing engine.


4D FOCUS: Steadfast tracking

Reliable subject tracking in motion

  • Uninterrupted AF and optimised AF algorithm dramatically enhance AF accuracy and tracking. Even during shutter release, constantly activated AF lets you continue tracking random subject motion.

New full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

  • α9 is the mirrorless camera that delivers next-generation high-speed performance far exceeding SLRs. It’s equipped with the world’s first19 35mm stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory for 20 times faster overall readout speed20. This 24.2MP21 image sensor achieves high sensitivity of up to ISO 204800 (extended)22 with the design of back-illuminated structure.  (1) Pixel area  (2) Integral memory  (3) Hi-speed signal processing circuit  (4) Image processing engine


High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

  • Achieving processing speed beyond the previous model, BIONZ X image processing engine is optimised for speed to reliably capture fast-moving subjects and realise continuous shooting of up to 20fps23. Due to the newly developed image-processing algorithm, you can capture high-quality images with less noise all across the sensitivity range while maintaining natural details.

20fps continuous shooting23 with AF/AE tracking24

  • A combination of groundbreaking high-speed full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor and high-speed BIONZ X processor enables 20fps continuous shooting23 without a break for as many as 362 shots25. Thanks to the capability of displaying subjects nearly as naturally as they appear in reality, EVF lets you “sync” your intentions with camera behaviour.

Fast shutter release at 1/32000 sec.28, achieved silently

  • Explore the advantages of a high-speed silent shutter that is fully digital — without a physical mechanism. A result of Sony’s image sensor innovation, this shutter achieves speeds up to 1/32000 sec.28, beyond the limits of mechanical systems. High curtain speed of the electronic shutter suppresses rolling shutter effect29 and shows excellent performance in capturing moving subjects during sports and other fast-moving activities.

AF/AE calculations up to 60 times/sec.27

  • AF/AE is calculated up to 60 times per second27 and virtually uninterrupted not only while composing but also even releasing the shutter. You can depend on this continuous AF/AE — operated on the image sensor — to lock onto and track erratically moving subjects with significantly high speed, precision, and reliability.  (1) AF/AE calculations  (2) 60times/sec  (3) 20 frames/sec

Blackout-free26 shooting

  • Thanks to the non-mechanical electronic shutter system, you can observe the reality of what you’re shooting through the electronic viewfinder even during continuous shooting, without blackout interruption that typically occurs among optical viewfinders due to up-and-down mirror motion. Enhanced speed of the image sensor eliminates distracting EVF display lag in continuous shooting, so that you can compose images with natural comfort, like seeing scenes with your own eyes.  (A) Blackout-free shooting  (B) Shooting with blackout

Precision AF effective down to EV-331 brightness

  • Low-light AF detection down to EV-331 at ISO 100 has been achieved. The precision AF system will function properly even when shooting dimly lit scenes. This opens dramatic new possibilities in low-light and night shooting.


693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF

  • α9 brings you 693 phase-detection AF points in a high-density focal-plane AF system, providing distinctively wide and dense AF point coverage over approximately 93% of the image area. This enables more accurate, efficient, and reliable focus on subjects throughout the frame.

Enhanced Eye AF

  • Eye AF can capture intriguing facial expressions with enhanced accuracy through 30%30 improved precision of eye detection. This enhanced feature automatically focuses on and even tracks focus on a subject’s eye as the face moves or turns to a 3/4 view, extending your freedom to frame a great shot.

Recall Custom Setting during Hold

  • Memorised exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture, AF area, etc.) can be assigned to custom buttons for temporary recall while the button is held. For example, if you shoot sports in a stadium, you might want to quickly capture a shot of the scoreboard, requiring a temporary change in exposure, and then go back to the action.


AF/AE-tracking continuous shooting with A-mount lenses

  • The body’s 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF provides wide-area coverage, fast response, and high tracking performance, not only for E-mount but also for A-mount lenses32 with use of a mount adaptor (LA-EA3)33. Continuous shooting of up to 10fps34 with AF tracking is possible.


Focus Area Registration function

  • Frequently used focus area setting can be memorised and recalled via custom button assignments for fast, convenient one-push access when needed. This can be handy when the ideal focus point changes often, for example, with a tennis stroke. In addition to the focus point, the focus area can be set as required for optimum focus performance with the scene being photographed.

Dual slots for convenient data management

  • Two media slots are provided for you: one for SD cards and one for SD/Memory Stick cards. Lower card slot supporting UHS-II type cards is available for fast transfer speed. Still or movie data can be simultaneously recorded to both cards for backup, or RAW/JPEG images or stills/movies can be recorded to different cards. Data can also be copied between cards.

High-resolution Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

  • See your subject with a bright image for natural, seamless shooting. Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder has approx. 3686k-dot high resolution with 0.78x finder magnification35, corner-to-corner clarity, and ZEISS® T* Coating to reduce reflections. Display mode at high 120fps36 refresh rates provides a smooth image with minimal display blur when shooting moving subjects. Fluorine coating is applied on the outmost lens for improved protection from dirt.

Body-integrated 5-axis image stabilisation

  • The body-integrated image stabilisation system is fine-tuned to compensate accurately for 5-axis camera shake that can compromise handheld shooting. This gives you extremely high performance in both stills and movies, whether you're shooting at longer focal lengths, in close-ups, or at night. Camera shake compensation is equivalent to using a 5.0-stop37 faster shutter speed, allowing stable determination of composition at times of capturing subjects in high-speed motion. Real-time effects can be monitored via live view.  (1) Yaw  (2) Pitch  (3) Roll

Renewed operability and My Menu

  • Set up your camera for peak performance and instant ability to capture unique moments. My Menu allows menu items to be registered for instant recall, and you can also create your own original custom menu to suit your needs. In addition, custom button assignments let you customise the camera interface to perfectly match your individual shooting preferences. Up to 72 functions can be assigned38. Moreover, stacked drive mode and focus mode dials provide fast access, AF-ON button offers a handy means to activate autofocus by simple pressing when shooting stills or movies, and multi-selector can be used as an efficient way to shift AF points.

FTP transfer via LAN terminal on the camera body

  • Using a new terminal for wired LAN connection, you can conveniently transfer still image files to a specified FTP server for viewing and management as needed. A wired LAN connection gives you the highest possible transfer speeds for large image files — an ideal solution for studio photography. Moreover, since FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS) is supported, image files can be encrypted with SSL or TLS while being transferred, assuring a higher level of security.

3.0-type 1440k-dot LCD screen

  • Take charge of α9 performance with this 3.0-type LCD touch screen, featuring 1440k dots for enhanced resolution and detailed viewing. Convenient Touch Focus feature also allows you to freely choose an area of focus by simply touching on the LCD screen. The screen tilts as much as 107° upwards and 41° downwards for flexible hold and framing.

File Name Setting for easy organisation

  • Customise the first three characters of a file name on the camera. While the name starts with “DSC” by default, you can change and register three characters of your choice. This helps photographers manage files easily, especially when working with multiple cameras during assignments.

Location Information Link via Bluetooth39

  • Location Information Link makes the most of α9 capabilities. The camera can be paired with PlayMemories Mobile app40 installed on a compatible mobile phone or tablet device to acquire location data, record it on still images, and correct camera date/time and location settings. PlayMemories Home application can be used on a personal computer to organise imported still images on a map.

One-touch remote & One-touch sharing

  • Use one-touch remote to turn a smartphone or tablet into a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to your device for SNS sharing. Just install a PlayMemories Mobile™ app via Wi-Fi to your NFC-enabled Android device, and then touch the device to the camera to connect them. If you don’t have NFC, use QR code compatibility to pair the devices.

Enhanced P-TTL flash metering41

  • Your compositions can benefit significantly from reflected light via pre-flash fired a moment before the main flash is precisely metered. Moreover, high-precision lighting control not easily affected by background conditions is provided mainly around the subject area, utilising distance data from the lens in use. The result is stable command of illumination that suppresses underexposure, which tends to occur with white clothing and walls, as well as overexposure that may affect lighting of black clothing and nightscapes.

Support for uncompressed 14-bit RAW format

  • For RAW recording, 14-bit RAW output and 16-bit image processing help preserve maximum detail and produce images of the highest quality with rich tonal gradations. The 14-bit RAW (Sony ARW) format ensures optimal quality for later image adjustment (via Image Data Converter or other software).

Tough magnesium alloy body

  • α9 body is built for solid reliability, steady handling, and durability in the field. Its internal structure and top, front, and rear covers are all made of strong, rigid magnesium alloy. Body strength and rigidity and robust lens mount give you a solid foundation for lens mounting and rugged use, even with large, heavy telephoto and movie lenses.

Sync terminal

  • Compatible external flash units with standard sync terminals or cables can be directly connected for convenient flash synchronisation, enhancing photographic expression with flash shooting.

Reliable dust- and moisture-resistant design42

  • Enjoy carefree shooting in tough environments, with comprehensive dust- and moisture-resistance42 measures that help guard against moisture and dust. Protection includes sealing around buttons, dials, media jack cover, and enclosure edges featuring tongue-and-groove joints for double shielding to tightly interlock panels and components.

High-resolution 4K movie recording

  • Capture outstanding high-quality 4K movies with this latest full-frame camera. Full-pixel readout without pixel binning for high-resolution 4K movies makes it possible to deliver detail-rich full-frame movies via the oversampling effect achieved by condensing approximately 2.4 times43 the amount of data required for 4K (6K equivalent) for 4K output (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Furthermore, the high speed of the newly developed image sensor reduces the rolling shutter effect.

Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie shooting

  • Keep images sharp and clear in shooting 4K movies. Fast Hybrid AF for movie recording has evolved and its AF area has been extended to nearly the same width as that for stills, enabling high-speed high-precision AF throughout the frame. Also, further reduction of speed at the “low” end of AF speed enables more pronounced slow focus effects.

XAVC S for high-bitrate recording

  • XAVC S format44 is used for 4K and HD recording. High bitrates of up to 100Mbps for 4K 30p (25p)/24p recording, and up to 50Mbps for full-HD 60p (50p)/30p (25p)/24p recording, ensure beautifully detailed movies with minimal compression noise. Since 100Mbps recording is possible even at the highest 120fps in full-HD, high-quality slow-motion sequences can be created during post processing.

Slow and Quick motion45

  • Vary the pace of movie footage to enhance viewing interest and enjoyment. Instantly selectable via a dial, “S&Q” mode supports slow and quick motion, with frame rates from 1fps to 120fps (100fps) selectable in eight steps for up to 60x (50x)46 quick motion and 5x (4x)46 slow motion, recordable at Full HD (50Mbps) quality. You can “play with time” by compressing movement or extending a moment, and then accent ordinary footage with these interludes to add comic or dramatic emphasis.

Zebra functions

  • Simplify exposure with Zebra. Target video brightness from 0-109%, set +10% and -10% range, check zebra pattern for areas in range, and see minimum brightness to avoid blown-out highlights.

Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)


  • Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colours and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools, and fast, responsive performance in one customisable and integrated solution.  Note: Please contact Phase One regarding all inquiries as to usage and support including functional compatibility of Capture One Express (for Sony).


High-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps5, blackout-free shooting6, AF/AE live-view tracking, shutter speed up to 1/3200024, silent vibration-free Anti-Distortion shutter, sensitivity up to ISO 204800 (extended)16, pro-style excellent usability, and advanced 4K movie.


  • 24.2-megapixel3 35mm full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory
  • BIONZ X image processing engine
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 20fps5 with AF/AE tracking
  • 693-point wide-area phase-detection AF
  • 5-axis image stabilisation with effectiveness equivalent to 5.0-stop20 slower shutter speed


Lens Compatibility

  •     Sony E-mount lenses


  •     35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor

Number Of Pixels (Effective)

  •     Approx. 24.2 megapixels

ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

  •     [Still images] Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Electronic Shutter: 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 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Battery Life (Still Images)

  •     Approx. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)25

Viewfinder Type

  •     1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color),Quad-VGA OLED


  •     7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT






Lens Compatibility

  •     Sony E-mount lenses

Lens Mount

  •     E-mount



Image Sensor

Aspect Ratio

  •     3:2

Number Of Pixels (Effective)

  •     Approx. 24.2 megapixels

Number of Pixels (total)

  •     Approx. 28.3 megapixels


  •     35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor

Anti-Dust System

  •     Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism



Recording (still images)

Recording Format

  •     JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Image Size (pixels) [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)

Image Size (pixels) [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)

Image Size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama]

  •     -

Image Quality Modes

  •     JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard, RAW, RAW & JPEG

Picture Effect

  •     Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key

Creative Style

  •     Standard, 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 (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))

Picture Profile

  •     -

Dynamic Range Functions

  •     Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))

Colour Space

  •     sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

14bit RAW

  •     Yes

Uncompressed RAW

  •     Yes


Recording (movie)

Recording Format

  •     XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4

Video Compression

  •     XAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Audio Recording Format

  •     XAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

Colour Space

  •     xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

Picture Effect

  •     8 types: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key , Rich-tone Monochrome

Creative Style

  •     Standard, 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 (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))

Picture Profile

  •     -

Image Size (Pixels), NTSC

  •     XAVC S 4K:3840 x 2160(30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160(24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160(30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160(24p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080(120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080(120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080(60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080(30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080(24p, 50M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080(60p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(60i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4:1920 x 1080(60p, 28M), 1920 x 1080(30p, 16M), 1280 x 720(30p, 6M)

Image Size (pixels), PAL

  •     XAVC S 4K:3840 x 2160(25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160(25p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080(100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080(100p, 60M), 1920 x 1080(50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080(25p, 50M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080(50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(50i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(25p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(25p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4:1920 x 1080(50p, 28M), 1920 x 1080(25p, 16M), 1280 x 720(25p, 6M)

Image frame rate

  •     NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps

Movie Functions

  •     Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Dual Video REC, TC/UB, (TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec), AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive SpeedAuto, Slow Shutter, REC Control, Clean HDMI Info.(ON/OFF selectable)

HDMI Output

  •     3840 x 2160(25p), 1920 x 1080(50p), 1920 x 1080(50i), 1920 x 1080(24p), 1920 x 1080(60p), 1920 x 1080(60i), 3840 x 2160(30p), 3840 x 2160(24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit


Recording System

Location information Link from smartphone

  •     Yes


  •     Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro(M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card

Memory Card Slot

  •     SLOT1:Slot for SD(UHS-I/II compliant) memory card, SLOT2:Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD(UHS-I compliant) memory card

Recording mode on 2 memory cards

  •     Simult. Rec (Still), Simult. Rec (Movie), Simult. Rec (Still/Movie), Sort (JPEG/RAW), Sort (Still/Movie), Copy


Noise Reduction

Noise Reduction

  •     Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off

Multi Frame NR

  •     -


White Balance

White Balance Modes

  • Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash /Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7(57-step), A7 to B7(29-step)) / Custom

AWB Micro Adjustment

  •     Yes(G7 to M7,57-step)(A7 to B7,29-step)

Priority Set in AWB

  •     Yes


  •     3 frames, H/L selectable



Focus Type

  •     Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)2

Focus Sensor

  •     Exmor RS CMOS sensor

Focus Point

  •     35mm full frame: 693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensitivity Range

  •     EV-3 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

Focus Mode

  •     AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus

Focus Area

  • Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)

Other Features

  • Eye-start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately)), Lock-on AF, Eye AF, AF micro adjustment, (Sold separately), with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF Track Sens, Swt.V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist.

AF Illuminator

  •     Yes (with Built-in LED type)

AF Illuminator range

  •     Approx. 0.3m - approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)

Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)

  •     selectable (phase-detection, contrast-detection)



Metering Type

  •     1200-zone evaluative metering

Metering Sensor

  •     Exmor RS CMOS sensor

Metering Sensitivity

  •     EV-3 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

Metering Mode

  •     Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight

Exposure Compensation

  •     +/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable), (with exposure compensation dial : +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))

Exposure Bracketing

  •     Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.

AE Lock

  •     Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)

Exposure Modes

  • AUTO(iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )

ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

  •  [Still images] Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Electronic Shutter: 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 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Anti-flicker Shoot.

  •     -



Viewfinder Type

  •     1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color),Quad-VGA OLED

Number of Dots

  •     3 686 400 dots

Brightness Control (Viewfinder)

  •     Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)

Color Temperature Control

  •     Manual (5 steps)

Field Coverage

  •     100%


  •     approx. 0.78 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)

Dioptre Adjustment

  •     -4.0 to +3.0m-1

Eye Point

  •     Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(CIPA standard)

Finder Frame Rate Selection

  •     STD 60fps / HI 120fps

Display Contents

  •     Digital Level Gauge, Display All Info, For viewfinder, Graphic Display, Histgram, No Disp. Info


LCD Screen


  •     7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT

Number of Dots

  •     1,440,000 dots

Touch Panel

  •     Yes

Brightness Control

  •     Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode

Adjustable Angle

  •     Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees

Display Selecter (Finder/LCD)

  •     Yes (Auto/Manual)

Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)

  •     On/Off

Quick Navi

  •     Yes

Focus Magnifier

  •     Yes (35mm full frame: 4.7x, 9.4x, APS-C: 3.1x, 6.2x)


  •     Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)

Peaking MF

  •     Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)


  •     WhiteMagic, Grid Line (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)

Display Content

  •     Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram



Other Features

PlayMemories Camera Apps™

  •     -

Clear Image Zoom

  •     Still images:Approx. 2x, Movies:Approx. 2x

Digital Zoom

  •     Smart zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: M:approx 1.5x, S:approx 2x, APS-C: M:approx 1.3x, S:approx 2x, Digital zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: L:approx 4x, M:approx 6.1x, S:approx 8x, APS-C: L:approx 4x, M:approx 5.2x, S:approx 8x, Digital zoom (Movie):35mm full frame: approx 4x, APS-C: approx 4x

Face Detection

  •     Modes:On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face registration, Face selection, Max. number of detectable:8

Self-Portrait Self-timer

  •     -


  •     Touch Focus:Yes (Available with LCD monitor operation), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Set File Name, FTP Transfer Func., Help guide, Area Setting, Shop Front Mode, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate

Eye-Fi ready

  •     -3




  •     Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter Type

  •     Auto/Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter

Shutter Speed

  •     [Still images, Single shot]4, Mechanical Shutter:1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, AUTO: 1/32000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 30 sec, [Still images, Continous shooting]4, Mechanical Shutter:1/8000 to 30 sec, AUTO: 1/32000

Flash Sync. Speed

  •     1/250 sec.5

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

  •     Yes(ON/OFF)

Silent Shooting

  •     Yes(Electronic Shutter)



Image Stabilization


  •     Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)

Compensation Effect

  •     5.0 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)


Flash Control


  •     -

Guide No.

  •     -

Flash coverage

  •     -


  •     Pre-flash TTL6

Flash Compensation

  •     +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

Flash Bracketing

  •     3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.

Flash Modes

  •     Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless7, Hi-speed sync.7

External Flash Compatibility

  •     Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe

FE Level Lock

  •     Yes

Wireless Control

  •     Yes(light signal/radio signal)




Drive Modes

  •     Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket

Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

  •     AUTO/Electronic Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 20 fps, Mid: max. 10fps, Lo: max. 5 fps 8910, Mechanical Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 5 fps, Mid: max. 5fps, Lo: max. 2.5 fps11

No. of recordable frames (approx.)

  •     JPEG Extra fine L: 362 frames11, JPEG Fine L: 362 frames11, JPEG Standard L: 362 frames11, RAW: 241 frames11, RAW&JPG: 222 frames11, RAW(Uncompressed): 128 frames11, RAW(Uncompressed)&JPG: 118 frames11


  •     10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer




Photo Capture

  •     Yes


  •     Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 15.0x, M: 9.84x, S: 7.52x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect




PC Interface

  •     Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote

Multi / Micro USB Terminal

  •     Yes12


  •     Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible), One-touch remote, One-touch sharing

Wireless LAN (Built-In)

  •     Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)13, View on Smartphone: Yes, Send to Computer: Yes, View on TV: Yes


  •     Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band))

HD Output

  •     HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB

Multi Interface Shoe

  •     Yes14

Auto-lock Accessory Shoe

  •     -

Smart Accessory Terminal 2

  •     -

Mic Terminal

  •     Yes(3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

DC IN Terminal

  •     -

Sync Terminal

  •     Yes

Headphone Terminal

  •     Yes(3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

Vertical Grip Connector

  •     Yes

PC Remote

  •     Yes

LAN Terminal

  •     Yes




  •     Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M(sold separately)


  •     Built-in,monaural



Compatible Standards

  •     Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting


Custom function


  •     Custom key settings, My Menu, Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets), Reg Cust Shoot Set


Lens Compensation


  •     Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion



Supplied Battery

  •     One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100

Battery Life (Still Images)

  •     Approx. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)15

Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)

  •     Approx. 105 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 120 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)1617

Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)

  •     Approx. 185 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 195 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)1618

Internal Battery Charge

  •     Yes

External Power

  •     -

Power consumption with Viewfinder

  •     Still images: approx. 4.1W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.3W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

Power consumption with LCD screen

  •     Still images: approx. 3.0W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.0W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

USB Power supply

  •     Yes



Operating Temperature

  •     32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C


Size & Weight

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

  •     Approx. 673 g / approx. 1 lb 7.7 oz


Dimensions (W x H x D)

  •     Approx. 126.9mm x 95.6mm x 63.0mm/Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches



What's In The Box:

  •     Power cord
  •     Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
  •     Battery Charger BC-QZ1
  •     Cable Protector
  •     AC Adaptor
  •     Shoulder strap


  •     Body cap
  •     Shoe cap
  •     Eyepiece cup
  •     Micro USB cable
  •     Instruction Manual



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