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Friday, October 21, 2016
  • Sony Alpha a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera

Sony Alpha a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)


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Quick Overview

Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera


Now, even more comprehensive quality enters the picture. With the world’s first1 back-illuminated 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with 42.4 megapixels2, the Sony α7R II takes image resolution, sensitivity (up to ISO 1024003) and speedy response to new heights. The Fast Hybrid AF system's dense extra-wide focal plane phase-detection AF coverage keeps a subject in sharp focus entirely throughout the frame, while 5-axis image stabilization reduces blur which otherwise tends to affect handheld shots. High resolution is further enhanced by 4K movie recording featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning. With so much insight packed into such a compact form, it's clear that there is more to life than meets the naked eye.

World’s first1 back-illuminated full-frame sensor

Higher resolution, sensitivity, and readout speed

As the world's first1 35 mm full-frame image sensor with back-illuminated structure, this 42.4-megapixel CMOS sensor enhances light collection efficiency, expands circuitry scale, and, with the help of a quick-transmission copper wiring layer, outputs data about 3.5 times faster4, while minimizing image noise to reveal fine details in every picture.

Faster, smarter, truer processing

The BIONZ XTM image processing engine efficiently and finely tunes the new image sensor's vast 42.4-megapixel data, for truer, clearer, more natural, low-noise image depiction.


New 14-bit uncompressed RAW format

Now more format options to choose from, for unbeatable quality and range of tonal nuance.


Advanced features raise resolution even higher

Great performance achieves its full potential accompanied by an array of innovative features. With an outstanding 42.4-megapixel count, the new image sensor in the α7R II lets you explore the world in remarkable detail and the camera employs no optical low-pass filter that can compromise high resolution. To reduce image blur, the camera's newly developed reduced-vibration shutter minimizes and Silent Shooting mode eliminates camera shake caused by shutter movement. And a growing family of FE lenses lets you witness more of the incomparable clarity that the sensor delivers from every perspective.


Make every shot look sharper

Without an optical low-pass filter that can compromise image clarity, the α7R II lets you take full advantage of the high-resolution image sensor and superior resolving power of α lenses.


Take a more steady, assured shot

The new shutter cuts vibration by about 50%4 and you can use the electronic front curtain for even less vibration and noise, so the shutter is durable enough to have been tested to 500,0006 cycles.


No camera shake from shutter movement

The Silent Shooting mode features an electronic shutter that is noiseless and causes no curtain vibration, so you can shoot high-resolution images without camera shake.


Full clarity with all lenses in a wide FE lineup

All FE lenses (35mm full-frame compatible E-mount lenses) are developed for full-frame sensors to employ ever-higher pixel counts, so they make the most of the 42.4-megapixel performance.


Fast Hybrid AF sharpens up

Thanks to an advanced image sensor and AF algorithm, the α7R II's Fast Hybrid AF system delivers far superior AF coverage, speed and tracking performance.


More comprehensive AF coverage

399 AF points cover 45% of the total image area — more7 than any other digital camera can match.


More speedy AF response

Accelerated data readout (thanks to back-illuminated sensor) and the Fast Hybrid AF system raise AF speed by 40%4.


More continuous shooting capability

Fast readout and advanced algorithm make predictive subject tracking extra-precise for 5fps shooting


Fast Hybrid AF for movies

This system's extra-precise, smooth focusing perfectly suits the higher requirements of 4K movies.


Phase-detection AF with A-mount lens

Advantages of the phase-detection AF are assured even with an A-mount lens mounted8 via LA-EA3 (LA-EA19).


5-axis image stabilization in full-frame glory

Fine-tuned for high-resolution image sensors

To optimize the benefit of the α7R II's amazing high-resolution capability, especially when shooting unpredictable action or while you're in motion, the act of shooting should be as steady as possible — otherwise, even slight camera shake can risk blurring the shot. The 5-axis image stabilization system is carefully fine-tuned to match the 42.4-megapixel performance of the α7R II, so you can zoom in on faraway subjects, shoot close-ups and capture night scenes with minimal camera shake blur to achieve maximum clarity.


Neutralizing all kinds of camera shake

Compensation for five types of camera shake and minimal blur even in night shots show how the α7R II clearly makes the most of the image sensor's 42.4-megapixel resolution.


Use your favorite lenses with minimal camera shake

Gain unparalleled handheld shooting freedom using many of your favorite lenses. The short flange-back distance in the E-mount α7R II contributes to broad lens compatibility.


4K movie quality hits an all-time high

The ultimate high-resolution movie experience

You can see how the α7R II is optimized for recording 4K (QFHD: 3,840 x 2,160) movies, particularly in Super 35 mm format, as it processes readout data from every pixel without pixel binning, to effectively suppress jaggies and moiré. The resulting footage exhibits visibly sharper, finer, more subtle detail than typical 4K movies. Also, as the first1 full-frame camera that can record movies at 4K resolution in the 35mm full-frame format, the α7R II extends your power to express qualities of vision that the newly developed, back-illuminated full-frame image sensor makes possible.


Frame as you see fit

Shoot footage in proper perspective

Select full-frame or Super 35mm format when shooting in Full HD or 4K resolution, depending on your creative intentions. Either way, everything looks brilliant from edge to edge.


High-bit-rate XAVC S format10

XAVC S format now supports 4K recording at maximum 100 Mbps bit rate as well as Full HD recording at 50 Mbps, so the α7R II can capture movies filled with finely detailed movement.


Ready for the long run

Focus on strength, smarts and reliability

The α7R II is the toughest, most durable α camera ever made, solidly engineered for action under all conditions, even with large lenses attached. It's also designed with sophistication, integrating advanced functions that seamlessly complement the image sensor's extraordinary 42.4-megapixel high resolution.


XGA OLED with ZEISS T* Coating

An EVF with ZEISS T* Coating to reduce surface reflection and the world's highest viewfinder magnification11 at 0.78x shows how settings affect images and maximizes α7R II high-resolution performance.



New back-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor

The α7R II has the world's first1 35 mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with back-illuminated structure, which achieves approx. 42.4 effective megapixel resolution, widely expanded sensitivity range2, and extra-low noise performance. It also has no optical low-pass filter that can compromise sharpness, so fine clarity and detail extend from edge to edge of every frame.

High-speed BIONZ XTM image processing engine

With detail reproduction technology to capture the essence of realism, diffraction-reducing technology to maintain clarity even at smaller apertures, area-specific noise reduction to reduce noise adaptively and reproduce greater detail, the BIONZ X image processing engine finely tunes the image sensor's 42.4-megapixel data, for truer, clearer depiction.

All FE lenses maximize resolution

The growing group of FE lenses (35mm full-frame compatible E-mount lenses) — all carefully developed to match full-frame image sensors employing increasing numbers of pixels — makes the most of the 42.4-megapixel high-resolution performance of the α7R II.

Higher-resolution 4K movie recording

Footage from 4K movie recording featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning in the Super 35mm format exhibits higher resolution and superior clarity than typical 4K movies. Also, the XAVC S5 format allows 4K recording at 100 Mbps maximum bit rate to capture fine details of movement in movies.

5-axis image stabilization

This stabilization system is fine-tuned for high-resolution image sensors to compensate accurately for five types of camera shake that can compromise handheld shooting of the camera's 42.4-megapixel images. Camera shake compensation is equivalent to using a 4.5-step4 faster shutter speed, allowing you to take advantage of a wider range of shutter speeds.

Fast Hybrid AF now covers more

The high-performance image sensor enhances Fast Hybrid AF, which far surpasses conventional AF in comprehensiveness, speed and response. The 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points cover 45% of the image area — the most coverage among digital still cameras3 with full-frame image sensors. 25-point contrast-detection AF coverage is also included.

Tough magnesium alloy body

Designed for solid reliability and steady handling, the α7R II's compact body is built to withstand the rigors of shooting in the field, thanks to an internal structure and top, front, and rear covers all made of strong, rigid magnesium alloy.

XGA OLED Tru-FinderTM makes every view a vision

With the world's highest magnification6 at 0.78x among digital still camera viewfinders, the XGA OLED Tru-Finder provides views of cutting-edge definition, contrast and depth throughout the entire display. ZEISS T* Coating ensures absolutely minimal reflection on the viewfinder, so the α7R II’s extraordinary 42.4-megapixel performance is apparent at all times.

Durable reduced-vibration shutter

The new shutter's braking mechanism cuts mechanical front/rear curtain vibration by about 50%7. Also, use the electronic front curtain for even less vibration. This not only minimizes camera shake that can blur details in 42.4-megapixel images—it makes the shutter durable enough to have been tested to 500,0008 cycles

Silent Shooting

Silent Shooting features an electronic shutter that causes no vibration, so you can shoot high-resolution images without camera shake. This mode also operates without a sound, so it's very convenient for shooting without disrupting indoor performances and outdoor wildlife, and in all other situations where silence is essential.

PlayMemories Camera Apps add personal touches

Sony's application download service lets you add new functions and capabilities to your camera. There are apps for photo and movie effects to enhance and express your creativity, and others to allow your smartphone to function as a camera's remote control, for example.

Supports 14-bit uncompressed RAW format

New compatibility with 14-bit uncompressed RAW format lets you choose the optimal format for your needs. The camera thereby ensures supreme quality of tonal gradation to maximize the benefit of the image sensor's wide dynamic range.

Expand Flexible Spot

If the selected AF point is not positioned on your subject, the α7R II automatically uses AF points surrounding the selected point to support precise focus.

Wi-Fi / NFC simplifies sharing

With Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) built into the α7R II, you can instantly transfer a photo or MP4 movie to your Android smartphone or tablet simply by touching it with the camera, then easily upload the photo or movie to your favorite SNS (social networking site).

Easily back up your photos to the cloud

All your memories in one place

PlayMemories Online is Sony’s cloud-based photo and video service.
Back up your amazing photos taken with your camera to the cloud and access them easily from your smartphone or other devices.


Stable viewfinder image

You can monitor the stabilizing effects of camera shake compensation in the viewfinder or LCD screen while shooting still images by pressing the shutter button halfway or magnifying the image, and while shooting movies by entering movie mode. Even when using a telephoto or macro lens, you can fine-tune framing and focusing without stress for steady results.

Enhanced Eye AF

Now also available in AF-C focus mode, Eye AF automatically detects and tracks an eye of even a moving subject, for more framing freedom.

Picture Profile

Fine-tune the look of movies before shooting by adjusting gradation, color adjustment and detail. Adjusted parameters can be saved with other settings as a profile, and up to 7 profiles (PP1-PP7) can be stored for later recall.

More precise white balance adjustment

The α7R II offers more white balance adjustment steps (twice as many on the amber-blue axis; four times as many on the green-magenta axis) than before, so you can finely tune white balance with more subtle precision for more natural colors.

Compatibility with wide-ranging mountable lenses9

5-axis image stabilization lets you enjoy unparalleled handheld shooting freedom with more of your favorite mountable lenses. The short flange-back distance in the E-mount α7R II extends compatibility with a range of lenses.

Clean HDMI output

This function supports 4K and Full HD and allows uncompressed movie output to an external recorder or monitor. The image can also be recorded in the camera10 even while signals are output using this function. The included cable protector guards jacks and prevents cables from disengaging accidentally, so you can shoot with greater assurance.

ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed

Prevent blur in a shot of a moving subject by setting a shutter speed at which ISO sensitivity starts changing when ISO AUTO (while in P or A mode, or in Multi Frame NR) is selected.

S-Log2 Gamma setting

This proprietary Sony setting featured in professional camcorders creates a 1300% wider dynamic range for smooth gradation with reduced whiteout and blackout. Use color grading in post-production to make the most of low-noise images and super-rich detail to express footage in various ways. ISO 800 or higher is available when S-Log2 Gamma is selected.

1200-zone Evaluative Metering

Ample data from 1200-zone metering and focal plane phase-detection AF points allows for more precise control of light volume from an external flash that complements ambient light. Choose Multi-segment, Center-weighted or Spot-metering mode.

Priority setup in AF-C/AF-S

In AF-S (Single-shot AF) or AF-C (Continuous AF) mode, choose AF priority for taking pictures only when subject is in focus, Release priority for taking pictures even when subject is not in focus, or Balanced Emphasis for balancing the AF and Release options to achieve accurate focus, yet not miss a decisive moment when shooting moving subjects.

Bright Monitoring

This function that boosts image brightness by changing shutter speed, for example, can be assigned to a customizable button for easy access when shooting a starry sky or other dark scene.

Creative Style

Creative Style settings bring out the character of your scene. Simply select any of 13 settings (Vivid, Portrait, etc.) and the camera will adjust image parameters. You can also fine-tune contrast, saturation11 and sharpness to suit your preference.

Auto HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Auto HDR composites the best details from three exposures to expand the dynamic range of your images from darkest shadows to brightest highlights and capture all the tonal gradations seen by your naked eye.

AF-A mode

In this mode, press the shutter button halfway down, and the camera automatically recognizes whether the subject is moving or not, then switches AF mode accordingly between AF-S to lock on a subject in focus and AF-C to keep adjusting focus. This versatility is useful for shooting various subjects at the same time, or to avoid switching AF mode manually.

Multi Frame NR (Noise Reduction)

This mode composites four shots to significantly suppress noise and raise sensitivity, letting you clearly capture dark scenes without a tripod or flash. Camera shake blur is also lowered while contrast and detail are raised.

Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)

One of the world’s best RAW converters by Phase One

Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution.

D-range Optimizer (DRO)

In difficult lighting, DRO corrects your images to achieve smoother, more natural gradations with more detail in the highlights and shadows. You can use it during continuous shooting and when photographing moving subjects.

Focus Magnifier & Peaking function

You can clearly magnify the image to simplify manual fine-tuning of the focus whether shooting still images or movies. The Peaking function can also be activated to colorize the most sharply focused areas of your image for quick confirmation.


Camera type

Interchangeable-lens digital camera

Lens compatibility


Image sensor


35mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor

Number of pixels (effective)

Approx. 42.4 megapixels

Number of pixels (total)

Approx. 43.6 megapixels

Image sensor aspect ratio


Anti-dust system

Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

Recording system (still images)

Recording format

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

Image size (pixels)

[3:2 aspect ratio]
35mm full frame L: 7952 x 5304 (42M), M: 5168 x 3448 (18M), S: 3984 x 2656 (11M)
APS-C L: 5168 x 3448 (18M), M: 3984 x 2656 (11M), S: 2592 x 1728 (4.5M)

[16:9 aspect ratio]
35mm full frame L: 7952 x 4472 (36M), M: 5168 x 2912 (15M), S: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M)
APS-C L: 5168 x 2912 (15M), M: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M), S: 2592 x 1456 (3.8M)

[Sweep Panorama]
Wide: Horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)
Standard: Horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)

Image quality modes

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

RAW output

14 bit

Uncompressed RAW


Picture Effect

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

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) (Style Box 1-6 also provided)

Dynamic range functions

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)

Color space

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

Recording system (movies)

Recording format

XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4

Video compression



MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Audio recording format


AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator

MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch

Image size (pixels)

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

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

Picture Profile

Yes (Off/PP1-PP7) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

Movie functions

Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, AF Tracking Sensitivity, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting, PAL/NTSC Selector

Color space

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

Clean HDMI output

Clean HDMI output

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

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



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


Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo / SD memory card

Noise reduction

Noise reduction

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

Multi Frame NR

Auto/ISO 100 to 102400

White balance


Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2,500 to 9,900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 57steps, A7 to B7: 29steps) / Custom / Underwater

AWB micro adjustment

G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps)


3 frames, H/L selectable

Focus system


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

Focus point

35mm full frame: 399 points (phase-detection AF)
APS-C: 357 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)

Sensitivity range

EV -2 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

AF modes

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

Focus area

Wide (399 points for phase-detection AF / 25 points for contrast-detection AF) / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone / Expand Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot)

Other features

Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock; Eye-start AF and AF micro adjustment (both only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.30–3 m), AF ON

Exposure control

Metering type

1200-zone evaluative metering

Metering sensor

Exmor R CMOS sensor

Metering sensitivity

EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

Metering modes

Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot

Exposure modes

AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie

Scene Selection

Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur

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)

AE bracketing

Bracket: Single/Bracket: Cont., 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

Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu.

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

Still images: ISO 100-25600 (expandable to ISO 50-102400 for shooting still images), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)



XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color)

Total number of dots

2,359,296 dots

Brightness control

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

Color temperature control

Manual (5 steps)

Field coverage



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

Diopter adjustment

-4.0 to +3.0 m-1

Eye point

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


Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge

Real-time image-adjustment display


LCD screen


7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive

Total number of dots

1,228,800 dots

Brightness control

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

Adjustable Angle

Up approx. 107 degrees, down approx. 41 degrees

Display selector (Finder/LCD)



Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode

Real-time image-adjustment display




Peaking MF

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

Other features

Face detection

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

Auto Object Framing


Clear Image Zoom

[Still Image/Movie] Approx. 2x

Digital zoom

Smart zoom (still images) M: Approx. 1.5x, S: Approx. 2.0x
Digital zoom (still images) Approx. 4x
Digital zoom (movies) Approx. 4x

PlayMemories Camera Apps


Lens compensation

Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion



Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter speed

Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step)
NTSC: Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
PAL: Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)

Flash sync. speed

1/250 sec.

Electronic front curtain shutter

Yes, On/Off

Silent Shooting

Yes, On/Off

SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilization)


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

Compensation effect

4.5 steps (Based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55 mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off)

Flash Control (with optional external flash)


Pre-flash TTL

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, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync*1, Wireless*1

External flash

Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe. Attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock Accessory Shoe.

FE level lock



Drive modes

Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)


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 (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10 sec. delay)

Speed (approx., max.)*2

Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 2.5fps

No. of recordable frames*2 (approx.)

Continuous shooting Hi: 24 frames (JPEG Extra Fine L), 30 frames (JPEG Fine L), 37 frames (JPEG Standard L), 23 frames (RAW), 22 frames (RAW & JPEG), 9 frames (RAW [Uncompressed]), 9 frames (RAW [Uncompressed] & JPEG)



Single (with or without shooting information, Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 24.9x, M: 16.2x, S: 9.4x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still / Date / MP4 / AVCHD / XAVC S HD / XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect


PC interface

Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote

Multi/Micro USB Terminal


Wireless LAN (built-in)

Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)*4
Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs


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

HD output

HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback

Multi Interface Shoe



Auto-lock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adaptor, Microphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector



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


Built-in, monaural


Compatible standards

Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

Custom function


Custom key settings, Programmable setting

Memory function

Yes (2 sets)



Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50

Still images

Approx. 290 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 340 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)


Actual*5*6: Approx. 50 min. with viewfinder, approx. 55 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
Continuous*5*7: Approx. 95 min. with viewfinder, approx. 95 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard)

External power

AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)

Operating temperature



Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.

With compatible external flash.
Approximate. May vary depending on shooting conditions and media.
Supports Micro USB compatible device.
Configuration method/Access method: WPS or manually/infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK)
Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off.
Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed.