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  • 24.2 MP CMOS Sensor
  • Full Frame Format
  • 20 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • ISO 100-25600 Expandable to 204800
  • Camera Body
  • 4K Ultra HD Video Recording
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Overview

According to Sony, the a9 is the most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera they have ever created.

The new α9 offers a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any other camera – mirrorless, SLR or otherwise.  It features the world’s first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, 24.2 MP2 resolution. Plus, it offers continuous shooting at up to 20fps, 693 point focal plane phase detection AF points with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second, silent vibration-free shooting, and more.

Key Features:

  • 24.2-megapixel2 35 mm full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory
  • BIONZ X image processing engine
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 20fps4 with AF/AE tracking
  • 693-point wide-area phase-detection AF
  • 5-axis image stabilisation with effectiveness equivalent to 5.0-stop19 slower shutter speed

Features

Featuring full-frame stacked CMOS sensor

This mechanism-free camera can deliver a-class-above performance conventional mechanical SLRs have only sought. For example, this system realizes 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.

* This camera is equipped with electronic and mechanical shutters. The features described in this section are primarily related to electronic shutter operation.

Innovative full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory

α9 liberates you from the limits of conventional SLRs that rely on mechanical systems. First1 to use high-speed stacked design, its 24.2-megapixel2 full-frame image sensor temporarily stores large-volume data in the integral memory for overall 20 times faster readout speed3. 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 shooting4 with AF/AE tracking. Stunning high-speed performance and ample buffer let you capture the decisive moment.
  • Blackout-free shooting

    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/s

    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) 60 times/s (3) 20 frames/s
  • Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 s

    Electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 s7 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 1/20,000 s F8.0 ISO 1000)

Silence expands photographic potential

  • No noise distraction

    An anti-distortion8 electronic shutter allows silent shooting9 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

  • Remarkable 693 focal-plane 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.
  • 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.

Steadfast tracking

  • Reliable subject tracking in motion

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

More AF features for assured shooting

  • Eye AF for more precise focusing

    Eye detection—enhanced by 30%10 through improved face detection—keeps the subject's eye in focus, even if the face is turned at an angle or partially shaded. Wide focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor shows its ability in challenging shots.
  • Reliable even in low light

    Capture subjects with high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV-311 at ISO 100, due to the high sensitivity image sensor.
  • A-mount lens AF support

    Focal-plane phase-detection AF system with 693 AF points functions reliably. Enjoy up to 10fps continuous shooting12 with AF/AE tracking even when you use A-mount lenses13 with a mount adapter (LA-EA3)14.

Outstanding image quality

Full-frame 24.2-megapixel2 sensor with sensitivity up to ISO 20480015 and wide dynamic range captures outstanding image quality.

  • New CMOS sensor for imaging excellence

    High sensitivity, a back-illuminated configuration, gapless on-chip lens architecture, and other Sony innovations deliver stunning images in a wide range of photographic situations. Standard ISO range is ISO 100-51200, expandable to ISO 50-20480015 with minimum noise.
  • Technology for high-quality images

    Utilize high-quality imaging that unites all available image sensor technologies—including back-illuminated structure, gapless on-chip lens architecture.
    [A] Conventional front-illuminated structure [B] Stacked back-illuminated structure with integral memory
    (1) Gapless OCL (2) Aluminum wiring layer (3) Light receiving surface (4) Photodiode substrate (5) Copper wiring layer (6) Pixel area (7) Stacked layer
  • BIONZ X™ enhanced speed image processor

    Enhanced image processing combined with new front-end LSI reduces noise while improving detail depiction over a wide sensitivity range. Improved detail rendering enables lifelike texture reproduction.
  • Uncompressed 14-bit RAW

    Uncompressed 14-bit RAW format is supported, and it or the current compressed RAW format can be selected as required. Uncompressed 14-bit RAW is a good choice in situations where the sensor's wide dynamic range and fine gradation reproduction will benefit the images being captured.
    (1) Image Sensor (2) Newly developed high-speed front-end LSI (3) 16-bit image processing

 

High-resolution quality of 4K movies16

Full-pixel readout with no pixel binning makes it possible to condense approximately 2.4 times17 the amount of data required for 4K (the equivalent of the amount of data required for 6K) into 3,840 x 2,160 4K output. This oversampling process plus full-frame pixel readout without binning results in the highest possible 4K movie image quality.

Efficient workflow and professional reliability

In addition to a magnesium alloy body that assures the camera’s all-around toughness and reliability, largely amplified versatile features enhance operability, supporting severe usage in professional photography.

Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

The new high-resolution 3686k-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) shows a clear image with fine detail. The legendary ZEISS® T* Coating greatly reduces reflections. Smooth EVF images realised by 120fps18 frame rate even allow you to easily track a subject in fast motion. Fluorine coating on the outermost lens provides improved protection from dirt.

5-axis image stabilization

New body-integrated 5-axis image stabilization unit offers a 5.0-stop19 shutter speed advantage. The live-view monitor image is also stabilized, so you can compose images easily even when shooting a fast-moving subject. (1) Yaw (2) Pitch (3) Roll

Battery stamina for professional use

A newly developed NP-FZ100 battery offers approximately twice10 the life of the previous NP-FW50. Capture up to approx. 480 still frames on one charge—and further increase the number of shots with an attached optional vertical grip (sold separately) that can hold two batteries.

Dual media slots

Use two slots—one for SD and one for SD/Memory Stick cards—to simultaneously backup still/movie data, save RAW/JPEG images to different cards, and copy between cards. Lower card slot supporting UHS-II type cards is available for fast transfer speed.

FTP file transfer

A new terminal for wired LAN connection lets you transfer still images to an FTP server for viewing and management. Since FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS) is supported, image files can be encrypted while being transferred.

My Menu & new menu interface

A new My Menu feature lets you register up to 30 menu items for instant recall, arrange items in any order, and erase unused items. Also, primary menus have been reorganised for smoother search and operation.

What's Included

Sony a9 Camera Body
Power cord
Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
Cable Protector
AC Adaptor: AC-UUD12
Shoulder strap
Body cap
Accessory shoe cap
Eyepiece cup
Micro USB cable

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Product Specifications

a9

Lens

 
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
TYPE 35 mm full frame (35.6 × 23.8 mm), 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 (Colour), Posterization (B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (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 Colour
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.Colour when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Colour
PICTURE EFFECT 8 types: Posterization (Colour), Posterization (B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (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: 3,840 x 2,160 (30p, 100M), 3,840 x 2,160 (24p, 100M), 3,840 x 2,160 (30p, 60M), 3,840 x 2,160 (24p, 60M), XAVC S HD: 1,920 x 1,080 (120p, 100M), 1,920 x 1,080 (120p, 60M), 1,920 x 1,080 (60p, 50M), 1,920 x 1,080 (30p, 50M), 1,920 x 1,080 (24p, 50M), AVCHD: 1,920 x 1,080 (60p, 28M, PS), 1,920 x 1,080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1,920 x 1,080 (60i, 17M, FH), 1,920 x 1,080 (24p, 24M, FX), 1,920 x 1,080 (24p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4: 1,920 x 1,080 (60p, 28M), 1,920 x 1,080 (30p, 16M), 1,280 x 720 (30p, 6M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), PAL XAVC S 4K: 3,840 x 2,160 (25p, 100M), 3,840 x 2,160 (25p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1,920 x 1,080 (100p, 100M), 1,920 x 1,080 (100p, 60M), 1,920 x 1,080 (50p, 50M), 1,920 x 1080 (25p, 50M), AVCHD: 1,920 x 1,080 (50p, 28M, PS), 1,920 x 1,080 (50i, 24M, FX), 1,920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH), 1,920 x 1,080 (25p, 24M, FX), 1,920 x 1,080 (25p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4: 1,920 x 1,080 (50p, 28M), 1,920 x 1,080 (25p, 16M), 1,280 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 3,840 x 2,160 (25p), 1,920 x 1,080 (50p), 1,920 x 1,080 (50i), 1,920 x 1,080 (24p), 1,920 x 1,080 (60p), 1,920 x 1,080 (60i), 3,840 x 2,160 (30p), 3,840 x 2,160 (24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit / RGB 8 bit

Recording System

 
LOCATION INFORMATION LINK FROM SMARTPHONE Yes 
MEDIA 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 s, 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/ Colour Temperature (2,500 to 9,900K) & colour 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 
BRACKETING 3 frames, H/L selectable

Focus

 
FOCUS TYPE Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
FOCUS SENSOR Exmor RS® CMOS sensor
FOCUS POINT 35 mm 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 / Centre / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Centre / 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)

Exposure

 
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, Centre-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable), (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3 EV (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

 
VIEWFINDER TYPE 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour),Quad-VGA OLED
NUMBER OF DOTS 3,686,400 dots
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL (VIEWFINDER) Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
COLOUR TEMPERATURE CONTROL Manual (5 steps)
FIELD COVERAGE 100%
MAGNIFICATION approx. 0.78 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)
DIOPTRE 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)
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

 
TYPE 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 SELECTOR (FINDER/LCD) Yes (Auto/Manual)
REAL-TIME IMAGE ADJUSTMENT DISPLAY (LCD) On/Off
QUICK NAVI Yes
FOCUS MAGNIFIER Yes (35 mm full frame: 4.7 x, 9.4 x, APS-C: 3.1 x, 6.2 x)
ZEBRA Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
PEAKING MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
OTHERS WhiteMagic, Grid Line (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker (Centre/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):35 mm full frame: M: approx 1.5 x, S: approx 2 x, APS-C: M: approx 1.3 x, S: approx 2 x, Digital zoom (Still images): 35 mm full frame: L: approx 4 x, M: approx 6.1 x, S: approx 8 x, APS-C: L: approx 4 x, M: approx 5.2 x, S: approx 8 x, Digital zoom (Movie): 35 mm full frame: approx 4 x, 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
OTHERS 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

Shutter

 
TYPE Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
SHUTTER TYPE Auto/Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter
SHUTTER SPEED [Still images, Single shot]3, Mechanical Shutter: 1/8,000 to 30 s, Bulb, AUTO: 1/32,000 to 30 s, Bulb, Electronic Shutter: 1/32,000 to 30 s, [Still images, Continuous shooting]3, Mechanical Shutter:1/8,000 to 30 s, AUTO: 1/32,000
FLASH SYNC. SPEED 1/250 s
ELECTRONIC FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER Yes (ON/OFF)
SILENT SHOOTING Yes (Electronic Shutter)

Image Stabilization

 
TYPE 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 50 mm 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 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), Wireless6, Hi-speed sync.
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

 
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. 20fps, Mid: max. 10fps, Lo: max. 5fps, Mechanical Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 5fps, Mid: max. 5fps, Lo: max. 2.5fps
NO. OF RECORDABLE FRAMES (APPROX.) JPEG Extra fine L: 362 frames, JPEG Fine L: 362 frames, JPEG Standard L: 362 frames, RAW: 241 frames, RAW&JPG: 222 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 128 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) &JPG: 118 frames
SELF-TIMER 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

Playback

 
PHOTO CAPTURE Yes
MODES Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 15.0 x, M: 9.84 x, S: 7.52 x), Auto Review (10/5/2 s, 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

Interface

 
PC INTERFACE Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
MULTI/MICRO USB TERMINAL Yes 
NFC™ 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 (2.4 GHz band), View on Smartphone: Yes, Send to Computer: Yes, View on TV: Yes
BLUETOOTH Yes (Bluetooth® Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz 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 Yes
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

Audio

 
MICROPHONE Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)
SPEAKER Built-in,monaural

Print

 
COMPATIBLE STANDARDS Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

Custom function

 
TYPE Custom key settings, My Menu, Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets), 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. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
BATTERY LIFE (MOVIE, ACTUAL RECORDING) Approx. 105 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 120 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
BATTERY LIFE (MOVIE, CONTINUOUS RECORDING) Approx. 185 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 195 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
INTERNAL BATTERY CHARGE Yes
EXTERNAL POWER -
POWER CONSUMPTION WITH VIEWFINDER Still images: approx. 4.1 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 5.3 W(with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
POWER CONSUMPTION WITH LCD SCREEN Still images: approx. 3.0 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 5.0 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
USB POWER SUPPLY Yes

Physical Specs

 
OPERATING TEMPERATURE 32–104 degrees F / 0–40 degrees C
WEIGHT
(WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD INCLUDED)
Approx. 673 g / approx. 1 lb. 7.7 oz
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) Approx. 126.9 mm x 95.6 mm x 63.0 mm/Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches

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