Point and Shoot Digital Still Camera

Point and Shoot Digital Still Camera

You can't do this with a smartphone. Snap pin-sharp, 18.2MP photos from afar with the 20x zoom camera that fits in your pocket. There's also ultra-smooth recording that minimizes shake while shooting on the move, perfect for video lovers. Like taking shots in near darkness but hate disturbing the mood with a flash The Exmor R®CMOS image sensor harnesses lots of light to make candlelit moments really shine.
Point and Shoot Digital Still Camera

20x Optical/40x Clear Image Zoom G Lens

Get amazingly close with 20x optical zoom plus 40x Clear Image digital zoom. Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.

Shoot incredibly smooth video1 and stills

Shoot incredibly smooth video1 and still images with the new BIONZ® X processor and Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active mode. When the processor and image stabilization technology work together they deliver sharp image quality with low noise and minimal blur even while the user is strolling and the camera is zoomed in.

20.4 MP Exmorr® R CMOS Sensor for superb low light images

This camera features a 20.4 megapixel Exmor® R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera's professional G® Lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined Exmor® R CMOS sensor and BIONZ® X image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080p movie modes.

Keep your subject in focus with Lock-On AF

Lock-On AF gives you the ability to focus on multiple points with subject recognition to keep your subject in sharp focus even when in motion.

Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi® or NFC3

Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi®/NFC3 control. In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, the camera also supports NFC (near field communication) providing "one touch connection" convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control - a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone - connection to the smartphone can be established by simply touching compatible devices.

Motion-Shot Video traces subject movement

Motion-Shot Video traces subject movement on the camera's LCD for a unique visual effect. Use this playback function on the camera to study form and pathways of subjects.

4K quality still image output via HDMI2

Enjoy the beauty of 4K quality still image (4x the resolution of Full HD) via simple HDMI connection to compatible 4K TVs2. The camera can also be connected via HDMI to HDTVs for full HD 1080p resolution images.

Sweep Panorama mode (up to 360°)

Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and up to 360° full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.

Picture Effect for more expressive photos

Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects.

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Advanced Features
Picture Effects Toy / PopColor / Posterization / Retro Photo / Soft HighKey & Focus / Partial Color / HighContrast Mono / HDPainting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Watercolor / Ill
Advanced Features
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Background Defocus Yes
Blink Detection Yes
Face Detection 8 faces
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active mode
Intelligent Auto Yes
Photo Creativity Yes
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Superior Auto Yes
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Wi-Fi Yes
Camera
Camera Type Compact zoom digital camera
Convenience Features
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Picture Effects 13 effects
Power Save Mode 1min / 2min / 5min / 30min
Red-Eye Reduction On / Off
Self Timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Drive
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Drive System
Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Drive Mode Single / Continuous shooting / Self-timer / Self-portrait
Shutter Speeds iAuto (4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto (1" - 1/1600)
Exposure System
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
ISO Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) ISO80-3200(iAuto), ISO80-3200(Superior Auto), ISO80-1600(Program Auto)
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering Sensitivity EV 2 to 16 (at ISO100 equivalent)
Minimum Illumination Auto:20lux(Shutter Speed 1/30) / High Sensitivity:10lux(Shutter Speed 1/30)
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR, Multi Frame NR:Auto, ISO100-12800
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode /Anti-motion blur/Backlight Correction HDR
White Balance Mode Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
Flash
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx. 0.2m to 4.3m (7 7/8 inches to 14 feet 1 3/8 inches)(W) / Approx. 2.0m to 2.4 m (6 feet 6 3/4 inches to 7 feet 10 1/2 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 6.1 m (20 feet 1/4 inches)(W) / Approx. 3.4 m (11 feet 1 7/8 inches)(T)
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
Focus Control
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
AF Modes Multi Point AF/Center Weighted AF/SpotAF/Tracking Focus/Face Tracking Focus
Imaging Sensor
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Effective Picture Resolution 18.2 MP
Imaging Sensor 1/2.3" (7.82mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Pixel Gross 21.1 MP
Processor Bionz® X
Interface
HD Output Micro HDMI
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
NFC NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Tripod Mount Yes
USB Port(s) Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Wi-Fi Yes
LCD Display
Brightness Control 5 (Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 (Dark)
Grid Display Yes
Histogram Yes (On/Off)
LCD Type 3.0'' ClearPhoto LCD (460K dots)
Optics/Lens
Aperture f 3.5-6.5
Clear Image Zoom 40x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 1:1: 28.5-1425mm / Still 3.2: 25-1250mm / Still 4:3: 24-1200mm / Movie 4.3: 32.5-1625mm / Still 16:9: 26-1300mm / Movie 16:9: 26-1300mm
Lens Groups-Elements 11elements in 10 groups(including 5 aspheric elements)
Lens Type Sony G Lens
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity)
Optical Zoom 20x
Steady Shot Mode:Active Yes
Power
Battery Capacity 4.5Wh(1240mAh)
Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 3.6V
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx.1.0W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
Recording
Audio Format MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Color Space sRGB
Media Type optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo / Mono
Panorama Still Image Size Sweep Panorama:
360° (11,520×1,080) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Still Image File Format JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 16:9mode:13M(4,896×2,752) / 7.5M(3,648×2,056) / 2.1M(1,920×1,080)
Still Image Size 3:2 3:2mode:16M(4,896×3,264) / 8.9M(3,648×2,432) / 4.5M(2,592×1,728)
Still Image Size 4:3 4:3mode:18M(4,896×3,672) / 10M(3,648×2,736) / 5M(2,592×1,944)
Video Format AVCHD Ver2.0 / MP4
Video Mode AVCHD: 28M PS(1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX(1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i),MP4: 12M(1,440x1,080/30fps) / 3M VGA(640x480/30fps)
Wind Noise Reduction Off / On
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term 1year limited parts / 90days labor
Software
Operating System Compatibility Windows Vista® SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows® 7 SP1; Windows® 8; Mac OS X (10.6-10.8)
Supplied Software Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) W x H x D:3 7/8" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/16" (96.0 x 54.9 x 25.7mm)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) 4.8 oz. (137g)

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
  • AC Adaptor (AC-UB10C / UB10D)
  • Micro USB cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Instruction Manual