Alpha 1 with superb resolution and speed

Alpha 1 with superb resolution and speed

With all-new key devices and technology, the α1 offers high resolution and unprecedented speed combined with sensitivity and dynamic range that can bring the creator's vision to life. All of this is backed up by professional features and workflow that make it possible to deliver stills and movies for a new era of visual communication.
Alpha 1 with superb resolution and speed

50.1 megapixel1 Exmor RS image sensor

The α1 features a full-frame stacked back-illuminated CMOS Exmor RS sensor with 50.1 effective megapixels and integrated memory. In addition to delivering outstanding image quality, this allows the α1 to shoot continuously at up 30 frames per second while offering fast, precise phase-detection AF and top-quality 8K movies with full-frame 8.6K oversampling for the first time in the α series. Unprecedented performance for a new era of image making.

Advanced BIONZ XR engine boosts speed by up to 8x2

The α1 features a revised system architecture with greatly enhanced processing performance from image capture through all signal processing stages. Processing latency is minimized while image processing power is dramatically increased for extraordinary image quality. User interface, network, and file management processing is distributed so that fast, stress-free control response is maintained regardless of real-time processing load.

Continuous shooting at up to 30fps3

High-speed readout from the 50.1-megapixel image sensor and a large buffer memory makes it possible to shoot up to approximately 165 full-frame JPEG images4 or 155 full-frame compressed RAW images5 at up to 30 frames per second3 with the electronic shutter while maintaining full AF and AE tracking performance. This can be a huge confidence-booster when timing is critical for sports and other moving subjects.

Blackout-free shooting

The α1 viewfinder does not black out when an exposure is made, so you have an uninterrupted view that allows smooth, seamless framing and tracking, even during continuous shooting. High readout speed from the new image sensor makes it possible to refresh the live-view EVF display 2406 times per second while shooting continuous bursts, overcoming the distracting time lag that is usually associated with EVF viewing.  (A) Blackout-free Shooting (B) Shooting with blackouts.

Up to 120 calculations per second for smooth AF/AE tracking

The high sensor readout speed of the α1 allows up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second7 at the focal plane, even while shooting continuously at up to 30fps8. Complex, erratic subject motion is tracked with higher precision than ever, and exposure can be automatically adjusted even through sudden brightness changes. AF response latency is as low as 0.033 s3 for consistently accurate exposure.  (1) 120 times/s. AE/AF calculation (2) 30fps (3) Frames.

Silent, vibration-free electronic shutter

The electronic shutter9 operates silently, without mechanical noise, which can be disruptive when shooting sports or events in a quiet environment. The electronic shutter is also vibration-free, minimizing the likelihood of vibration-induced blur and further contributing to superior image quality. And since it has no moving components, the electronic shutter is much more durable than any mechanical counterpart.

Anti-flicker shooting with electronic shutter

High-speed readout from the new image sensor has made it possible to provide Anti-flicker Shooting with an electronic shutter for the first time10. This enables blackout-free shooting, up to 120 AF/AE tracking calculations per second, up to 30fps continuous shooting11, silent shooting, and other advantages of the electronic shutter without flicker issues when shooting under fluorescent, LED, or other flicker-prone types of artificial light.  Anti-flicker [1] ON [2] OFF.

Electronic shutter flash sync + high-speed mechanical sync

For the first time in an α camera, electronic shutter flash sync is possible thanks to high readout speed from the stacked CMOS sensor. All electronic shutter advantages are available at up to 1/200 s. If you need even more speed, a new mechanical shutter system allows flash sync up to 1/400 s. (1/500 s. APS-C), making it easier to capture dynamic action and opening the door to new creative possibilities.

High resolution and sensitivity with 15-stop dynamic range

The α1 employs highly efficient noise-reduction processing to deliver extraordinary resolution from its 50.1 effective megapixel image sensor. That resolution is complemented by high sensitivity with low noise, plus approximately 15 stops12 of dynamic range at lower sensitivities for smooth, natural gradations from shadows to highlights.

Wide sensitivity range

Even with this sensor's high pixel count, its back-illuminated structure, gapless on-chip lenses, AR-coated seal glass and other original imaging technologies work with the new BIONZ XR image processing engine to deliver high resolution and low noise throughout a wide sensitivity range: ISO 100–32000 standard, expandable to ISO 50–10240013.

Use Creative Look to create moods in camera

A selection of new Creative Looks makes it easy to create interesting moods for stills and movies right in the camera. 10 Creative Looks are provided as presets with different combinations of color, color depth, brightness, contrast, sharpness, and more. The presets can be used as they are, or customized by the user. Customized Creative Looks can be stored as Custom Looks for later recall and use.

5-axis optical in-body image stabilization for a 5.5-step14 shutter speed advantage

A high-precision stabilization unit and gyro sensors plus optimized image stabilization algorithms achieve up to a 5.5-step shutter speed advantage, maximizing the quality of the high-resolution images derived from the camera's 50.1-megapixel sensor. The α1 also features an Active Mode that offers outstanding stabilization for handheld movie shooting.  [1] Yaw [2] Pitch [3] Roll.

New Real-time Eye AF bird mode

In addition to Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals, the α1 employs high-level subject recognition technology to provide Real-time Eye AF for birds15. Select the bird to be tracked, and the camera will automatically detect and focus on that bird's eye, whether the bird is still or in flight. Optimized algorithms ensure that tracking is maintained even if a sitting bird suddenly takes flight, or the framing suddenly changes16.

Tenacious Real-time Tracking

The α1 includes AI-based Real-time Tracking that automatically maintains accurate focus while the shutter button is half-pressed. A newly developed subject recognition algorithm uses color, pattern (brightness), and subject distance (depth) data to process spatial information in real time at high speed. α1 Real-time Tracking is faster, more accurate, and more tenacious than ever before.

759 point full-area phase detection AF

75917 phase detection points in a high-density focal plane phase-detection AF system cover approximately 92% of the image area, ensuring accuracy and unfailing focus in scenes where focusing might otherwise be difficult. The 759-point focal plane phase-detection AF system works with a 425-point contrast AF system to ensure precise AF operation in any environment.

Stunning realism with 8K 30p movies

For the first time in the α series, the α1 offers 8K 30p18 XAVC HS recording with 8.6K oversampling for extraordinary resolution and realism. Combined with superior α1 AF, gradation, and color reproduction performance, 8K resolution brings the world to life. 8K footage is also ideally suited to flexible 4K editing. Low-bit-rate proxy files with HD resolution can be recorded simultaneously with 8K.

4K movie recording at up to 120 frames per second

The α1 offers in-camera 4K recording at up to 120 frames per second19. Extraordinarily smooth 5x (max.) slow-motion imagery20 at 4K resolution provides new expressive capability. In addition to supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 recording, this feature can be used with efficient Long GOP inter-frame compression or high-quality Intra (All-I) intra-frame compression.

Full pixel readout without binning for high-res 4K

Full frame and Super 35 formats can be selected for 4K movie recording. Full pixel readout in the Super 35 mode (approx. APS-C 16:9), without the need for pixel binning, makes it possible to condense approximately 2.3 times the amount of data required for 4K movies, resulting in high-resolution, high-detail 4K with minimal moiré and jaggies. Bit rates up to 600 Mbps can be used for 4K XAVC HS, XAVC S, and XAVC S-I recording.  (A) 2.3 times information.

S-Log3 and 10-bit HLG deliver extra depth

The S-Log3 gamma curve makes it possible to achieve 15+ stops of dynamic range, while the S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine color gamut settings make it easy to match α1 footage with footage shot on the VENICE digital cinema camera, PXW-FX9, and other professional camcorders. An HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile is also provided, allowing direct playback on an HDR (HLG) compatible TV without the need for color grading.

16-bit RAW output

The α1 allows 16-bit RAW output to an external recorder21 via HDMI for maximum post-production flexibility. Full-frame 4332 x 2448 16-bit image output easily covers 4096 x 2048 DCI-4K, with a choice of frame rates (59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p) and color spaces. It is also possible to output RAW via HDMI while recording XAVC HS 4K, XAVC S 4K, or XAVC S-I 4K to internal card media. Proxy recording is also available.

Effective heat-dissipation for extended recording

A newly developed heat-dissipating structure keeps image sensor and image processing engine temperatures within their normal operating range, preventing overheating while maintaining compact body dimensions. This makes it possible to record 8K/30p or 4K/60p videos, or 10-bit 4:2:0 video continuously for more than 30 minutes.

S-Cinetone for that expressive cinematic look

The α1 includes S-Cinetone, the same color matrix that produces the highly regarded FX9 and FX6 color and skin tones. Based on technology acquired through development of Cinema Line cameras such as FX9, S-Cinetone delivers natural mid-tones that are essential to healthy-looking skin color, plus soft colors and gorgeous highlights. S-Cinetone responds to a growing need for more expressive depth.

Pan shots with electronic shutter

Using electronic shutter at low shutter speeds can reduce display response, making it difficult to follow fast subjects. Turn [Low Frame Rate Limit] ON when shooting at a shutter speed lower than 1/60 to insert blackout frames at an appropriate frame rate to improve display response and make it easier to follow the subject without display lag22.

Seamlessly switch full-frame and APS-C formats

M and S size images have the same number of pixels in the full-frame and APS-C modes23, so you can switch seamlessly between full-frame [M:M21] and APS-C [M:M21], for example, while shooting the same scene. And because the full array of 759 phase detection points is available in APS-C mode as well as full-frame mode, you get the same smooth AF performance.  [1] Full Frame [2] APS-C.

Independent still and movie settings

A subset of the camera's shooting settings now change according to the selected shooting mode. This can be an advantage when you want to use different aperture, shutter speed, and other settings for shooting stills and movies. The available settings are: Aperture, Shutter Speed, Exposure Compensation, ISO Sensitivity, Metering Mode, White Balance, and Picture Profile.

High-resolution viewfinder with the widest view in its class

A 9.44 million-dot (approx.) electronic viewfinder with high-definition OLED display and refined optics delivers the highest resolution in its class24. It also offers 0.90x viewfinder magnification, a 41 ° diagonal FOV, and a 25-mm high eyepoint for clear, low-distortion viewing from corner to corner. This advanced viewfinder also features up to 240fps refresh rate with UXGA FOV for super-smooth display.

Built-in Wi-Fi supports 2 x 2 MIMO

Built-in wireless LAN allows communication on the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz25 bands, the latter with 2x2 MIMO support (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac) for industry-leading speed. Dual antennas ensure reliable communication, even with the camera's durable magnesium alloy chassis. 5-GHz communication can be a notable advantage for news and sports shooters who need to deliver with reliable speed.

Fast USB Type-C and 1000BASE-T network connections

A USB Type-C® connector that supports fast SuperSpeed USB 10-Gbps (USB 3.2) data transfer is provided. This makes high-speed PC Remote (tethered) data transfer available for smooth handling of large image files. The α1 also has a built-in 1000BASE-T LAN connector for high-speed, stable data transfers, including remote shooting. FTPS (File Transfer over SSL/TLS) is supported, allowing SSL or TLS encryption for increased data security.

Lossless compression plus "Light" JPEG

In addition to compressed and uncompressed RAW, the α1 includes efficient lossless compression with minimal quality degradation. There is also a new "Light" JPEG size setting that results in smaller files than the "Standard" setting, allowing faster delivery for news and sports photographers who depend on speed.

HEIF: High compression with excellent image quality

In addition to a versatile range of RAW and JPEG formats, the α1 includes the HEIF (High Efficiency Image File) format for smooth 10-bit gradations that provide more realistic reproduction of skies and portrait subjects where subtle, natural gradation is essential. The advanced compression technology used by the HEIF format also maintains image quality that is on par with the best JPEGs, with approximately twice the compression.

Comprehensive touch operation

A revised menu structure provides easier navigation, and touch-responsive menu operation offers faster, more intuitive control. All main and function menus are touch responsive. Even more intuitive control is provided by Touch Focus and Touch Tracking. With Touch Tracking enabled, all you have to do is touch a subject on the monitor to initiate Real-time Tracking for that subject, for both stills and movies.

Two CFexpress Type A-compatible media slots

The α1 has two media slots that both support UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC/SDHC cards as well as new CFexpress Type A cards for higher overall capacity and faster read/write speeds. CFexpress Type A cards are ideally suited to high-speed continuous still shooting, as well as high-resolution, high-bitrate movie recording. Recorded stills and movies can be saved to the memory media in numerous ways, to match a wide range of applications and needs.

Improved dust- and moisture-resistant design26

Sealing is provided at all body seams and the battery cover. The media slots have a double sliding cover and lock that keep water out. A lens lock button and mount cushion help too.

Durable magnesium alloy chassis

A light, rigid magnesium alloy enhances the durability of the top, front, and rear covers as well as the internal frame. 6 lens mount attachment screws add even more strength and rigidity.

High-capacity Z-series battery for extended recording

Shoot up to 530 stills per charge. Components and circuitry have also been designed to optimize power use. Get more capacity with two Z batteries in the VG-C4EM grip.

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Lens
Lens Mount E-mount
Image Sensor
Aspect Ratio 3 : 2
Number Of Pixels (Effective) Approx. 50.1 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total) Approx. 50.5 megapixels
Sensor Type 35-mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0 mm), Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Anti-Dust System Yes (Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism)
Recording (still images)
Recording Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant)
Image Size (pixels) [3:2] 35 mm full frame L: 8640 x 5760 (49.7M), M: 5616 x 3744 (21M), S: 4320 x 2880 (12.4M), APS-C M: 5616 x 3744 (21M), S: 4320 x 2880 (12.4M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [4:3] 35 mm full frame L: 7680 x 5760 (44.2M), M: 4992 x 3744 (18.6M), S: 3840 x 2880 (11M), APS-C M: 4992 x 3744 (18.6M), S: 3840 x 2880 (11M)
Image Size (pixels) [16:9] 35 mm full frame L: 8760 x 4864 (42M), M: 5616 x 3160 (17.7M), S: 4320 x 2432 (10.5M), APS-C M: 5616 x 3160 (17.7M), S: 4320 x 2432 (10.5M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [1:1] 35 mm full frame L: 5760 x 5760 (33M), M: 3744 x 3744 (14M), S: 2880 x 2880 (8.2M), APS-C M: 3744 x 3744 (14M), S: 2880 x 2880 (8.2M)
Image Quality Modes RAW (Compressed / Lossless Compressed / Uncompressed), JPEG (Extra fine / Fine / Standard / Light), HEIF (4:2:0 / 4:2:2) (Extra fine / Fine / Standard / Light)
Picture Effect -
Creative Style -
Picture Profile Yes (Off / PP1-PP11) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, S-Cinetone, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 (800%), S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
CREATIVE LOOK ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)
Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer
Color Space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut), Adobe RGB standard and Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard (BT.2020 gamut).27
14bit RAW Yes
Recording (movie)
Recording Format XAVC S, XAVC HS
Video Compression XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265
Audio Recording Format LPCM 2ch(48 kHz 16bit), LPCM 2ch(48 kHz 24bit)28, LPCM 4ch(48 kHz 24bit)28, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch29
Color Space Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard compatible (BT.2020 gamut)30
Picture Effect -
Creative Style -
Picture Profile Yes (Off / PP1-PP11) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, S-Cinetone, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 (800%), S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
CREATIVE LOOK ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC HS 8K) 7680 x 4320 (4:2:0, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 30p (400 Mbps / 200 Mbps), 24p (400 Mbps / 200 Mbps), 7680 x 4320 (4:2:0, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 25p (400 Mbps / 200 Mbps)* details of frame rate31
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC HS 4K) 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (200 Mbps), 60p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps / 30 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (200 Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (280 Mbps), 60p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (280 Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps)* details of frame rate31
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S 4K) 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (200 Mbps), 60p (150 Mbps), 30p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (200 Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps), 25p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (280 Mbps), 60p (200 Mbps), 30p (140 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (280 Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps), 25p (140 Mbps)* details of frame rate31
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S HD) 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 60p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 30p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 24p (50 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (50 Mbps), 30p (50 Mbps), 24p (50 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (50 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps)* details of frame rate31
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I 4K) 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (600 Mbps), 30p (300 Mbps), 24p (240 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (500 Mbps), 25p (250 Mbps)* details of frame rate31
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I HD) 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (222 Mbps), 30p (111 Mbps), 24p (89 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (185 Mbps), 25p (93 Mbps)* details of frame rate31
Slow & quick motion (shooting frame rate) NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, 240fps32, 33, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps, 200fps32, 33* details of frame rate31
Movie Functions Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Proxy Recording (1280 x 720 [6 Mbps], 1920 x 1080 [9 Mbps], 1920 x 1080 [16 Mbps]), TC/UB, Auto Slow Shutter, Gamma Disp. Assist, RAW Output(HDMI)
Recording System
Location information Link from smartphone Yes
Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II-compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II-compliant), CFexpress Type A memory card
Memory Card Slot SLOT1: Multi slot for SD (UHS-I/II-compliant) memory card/CFexpress Type A card, SLOT2: Multi slot for SD (UHS-I/II-compliant) memory card/CFexpress Type A card
Recording mode on 2 memory cards Simult. Rec, Sort, Auto Switch Media, Copy
Noise Reduction
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off
White Balance
White Balance Modes Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter / Custom
SHUTTER AWB LOCK Yes (Shut. Halfway Down / Cont. Shooting / Off)
Focus
Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensor Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Focus Point 35 mm full frame: 759 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 759 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 575 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range EV-4 to EV20 (ISO 100 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 / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking
EYE AF Still images: Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal (Right/Left Eye Select) / Bird, Movie: Human (Right/Left Eye Select)
Other Features Predictive control, Focus lock, AF Track Sens. (Still), AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie), AF Transition Speed (Movie), Switch V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist., Circ. of Focus Point
AF Illuminator Yes (with built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator range Approx. 0.98 ft – approx. 0.98 ft (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached)
Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately) Phase-detection
Exposure
Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity EV -3 to EV 20 (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. (Ambient light, Flash light)
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) / Flexible Exp. Mode), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode)
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Still images: ISO 100–32000 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100–32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Anti-Flicker Shoot. Yes
Scene Selection -
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type 1.6 cm (0.64 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
Number of Dots 9 437 184 dots
Field Coverage 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.90 x (with 50-mm lens at infinity, –1 m-₁)
Diopter Adjustment –4.0 to +3.0 m-₁
Eye Point Approx. 25 mm from the eyepiece lens, 21 mm from the eyepiece frame at –1 m-₁ (CIPA standard)
DISPLAY FUNCTION Histogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, Emph disp dur REC
Finder Frame Rate Selection STD 60fps / HI 120fps / HI+ 240fps34
LCD Screen
Monitor Type 2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide 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
Focus Magnifier Yes, Focus Magnifier (35 mm full frame: 4.2x / 8.5x, APS-C: 2.7x / 5.5x)
Other Features
PlayMemories Camera Apps™ -
Clear Image Zoom Still images: Approx. 2x, Movies: Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)
Digital Zoom Smart zoom (Still images):35 mm full frame: M: Approx. 1.5x, S: Approx. 2x, APS-C: S: Approx. 2x, Digital zoom (still images): 35 mm full frame: L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 6.1x, S: Approx. 8x, APS-C: M: approx. 4x, S: approx. 5.2x, Digital zoom (Movie):35 mm full frame: Approx. 4x, APS-C: Approx. 4x
Face Detection Face/Eye Priority in AF, Face Priority in Multi Metering, Regist. Faces Priority
Self-Portrait Self-Timer -
Others Interval Recording, ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Copyright Info, Set File Name, Save/Import Settings, Help guide, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate
Shutter
TYPE Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Type Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter
Shutter Speed Still images, Single shot Mechanical Shutter: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb; AUTO: 1/32000 to 30 s, Bulb; Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 30 s; Still images, Continuous shooting Mechanical; Shutter: 1/8000 to 30 s; AUTO: 1/32000 to 1/2 s; Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 1/2 s; Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed (Mechanical shutter), (Flash Sync. Priority) is (ON) or (AUTO):1/400 s (35 mm full frame), 1/500 s (APS-C), (Flash Sync. Priority) is (OFF):1/320 s (35 mm full frame), 1/400 s (APS-C), (Electrical shutter), 1/200 s (35 mm full frame), 1/250 s (APS-C)
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Yes
Silent Shooting Yes (ON/OFF)
Image Stabilization
TYPE Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)
Compensation Effect 5.5 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
TYPE -
Guide No. -
Flash coverage -
Control Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless35, Hi-speed sync.35
Recycling Time -
External Flash Compatibility Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE Level Lock Yes
Wireless Control Yes (Light signal: Available with Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync. / Radio signal: Available with Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync.)
Drive
Drive Modes Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/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+: 30fps, Hi: 20fps, Mid: 15fps, Lo: 5fps,36, 37, 38, 39 Mechanical Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi+: 10fps, Hi: 8fps, Mid: 6fps, Lo: 3fps
No. of recordable frames (approx.) JPEG Extra fine L: 182 frames, JPEG Fine L: 400 frames, JPEG Standard L: 400 frames, RAW: 238 frames, RAW & JPG: 192 frames, RAW (Lossless Compression): 96 frames, RAW (Lossless Compression) & JPG: 83 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 82 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 78 frames
Self-Timer 10-sec. delay / 5-s delay / 2-s delay / Continuous self-time / Bracketing self-timer
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting Yes (4 shots / 16 shots)27
Playback
Photo Capture Yes
Modes Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning), Index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 21.6x, M: 14.0x, S: 10.8x), Auto Review, Image orientation, Folder selection (Date / Still / Movie), Protect, Rating, Display as Group
Interface
PC Interface Mass-storage / MTP
Multi/Micro USB Terminal Yes (SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible)
Bluetooth® Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 5.0 [2.4 GHz band])
Wireless LAN (Built-In) Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac [2.4-GHz band/5-GHz band])40, 41
Multi Interface Shoe Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)42
Mic Terminal Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Sync terminal Yes
Headphone Terminal Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Vertical Grip Connector Yes
LAN Terminal Yes (1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T)
FUNCTIONS FTP Transfer Func. (Wired LAN, USB Tethering, Wi-Fi)., View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, One-touch NFC remote, PC Remote, BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD
Audio
Microphone Built-in, stereo
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Print
Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III
Custom function
Type Custom key settings, Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets / memory card 4 sets), My Dial Settings, My Menu, Reg Cust Shoot Set
Lens Compensation
Setting Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Power
Supplied Battery One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100
Battery Life (Still Images) Approx. 430 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 530 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (Movie, actual recording) Approx. 90 min. (Viewfinder) / Approx. 95 min. (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording) Approx. 145 min. (Viewfinder) / Approx. 150 min. (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Internal Battery Charge Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery-compatible)
Power consumption with Viewfinder Still images: approx. 4.6 W (with FE 28–70 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 6.8 W (with FE 28–70 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached)
Power consumption with LCD screen Still images: approx. 3.7 W (with FE 28–70 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 6.6 W (with FE 28–70 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached)
USB Power Supply Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery-compatible)
Others
Operating Temperature 32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C
Size & Weight
Weight (with battery and memory card included) Approx. 1 lb 10.0 oz, approx. 737 g
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5.13 x 3.88 x 3.25 inches, Approx. 5.13 x 3.88 x 2.75 inches (FROM GRIP TO MONITOR), Approx. 128.9 mm x 96.9 mm x 80.8 mm, Approx. 128.9 mm x 96.9 mm x 69.7 mm (FROM GRIP TO MONITOR)