Product Highlights
  • 50.1 MP CMOS Sensor
  • Full Frame Format
  • 30 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • ISO 100–32000 Expandable to 50-102400
  • 8K (7680 x 4320) at 30p Video Recording
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SD Card Slots
  • Tilting Touchscreen
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Overview


Alpha 1

The One

Sony continues to challenge the limits of conventional imaging tools with innovative technology that delivers an unprecedented combination of resolution and speed plus intuitive operation. The α1 offers new dimensions of imaging performance as well as efficient workflow, giving the user new creative freedom.

  • 50MP
  • 30fps
  • 8K 30p/4K 120p

Sony’s most technologically advanced, innovative camera to date

Capture what you’ve never been able to before.

The most technologically advanced, innovative camera that Sony has ever released, the Alpha 1 combines high-resolution and high-speed performance at a level never previously reached. A 50.1-megapixel full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ image sensor capable of up to 30 fps continuous shooting with up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, 8k 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video and much more, the Alpha 1 will allow creators to capture what they’ve never been able to before.

Key Features:

  • New 50.1-megapixel (approx., effective) full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor in combination with an upgraded BIONZ XR™ imaging processing engine with eight times more processing power
  • Blackout- free continuous shooting at up to 30 frames per second
  • Fast sensor readout enables up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, double the speed of the Alpha 9 II, even during 30fps continuous shooting
  • Bright and large 0.64-type 9.44 million-dot (approx.) OLED Quad-XGA electronic viewfinder with the world’s first refresh rate of 240 fps
  • Silent, vibration-free electronic shutter
  • World’s first anti-flicker shooting with both mechanical and electronic shutter
  • Electronic shutter flash sync up to 1/200 sec. for the first time in the Alpha series
  • World’s fastest mechanical shutter flash sync up to 1/400 sec.
  • 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 XAVC HS video recording with 8.6K oversampling for extraordinary detail and resolution, in addition to 4K 120p 10-bit 4:2:2 movie shooting capabilities
  • Wide dynamic range of 15 stops for stills and 15+ stops for video
  • Improved Real-time Eye AF (autofocus) for humans and animals, and new Real-time Eye AF for birds, as well as Real-time Tracking that automatically maintains accurate focus
  • 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization for a 5.5-step shutter speed advantage
  • S-Cinetone colour matrix as seen in FX9 and FX6 to deliver expressive cinematic look
  • Professional workflow support with the industry’s fastest built-in Wi-Fi, SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 1000BASE-T Ethernet and more


Resolution and speed

50.1 megapixels at up to 30 frames/second

The α1 offers an extraordinary combination of high resolution and blazing speed.

Ultra-fast readout from the 50.1-MP sensor allows continuous bursts at up to 30fps with AF and AE tracking using the electronic shutter. Perfect for sports or any situation where the critical action is over in an instant.

Blackout-free for an uninterrupted view

An interrupted blackout-free view of the subject lets you respond instantly and seamlessly. The EVF is updated at 240fps to minimize latency during continuous shooting.

Silent, vibration-free shutter

A silent electronic shutter provides greater opportunities for shooting sports and other subjects where noise is not tolerated. Vibration-free operation contributes to high image quality.

Anti-distortion Shutter

Fast sensor readout minimizes still-image distortion when using the electronic shutter. The BIONZ XRTM engine and a large buffer achieve about 1.5x less distortion than the α9 II.

Flicker-free electronic and mechanical shutters

Another world-first: flicker-free electronic and mechanical shutters. You get flicker-free shooting under fluorescent/artificial lighting with all the benefits of the electronic shutter.

Full-frame stacked 50.1-MP Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor with integral memory

A stacked architecture in this back-illuminated 50.1-MP full-frame image sensor contributes to high resolution and speed. Separate pixel and circuit layers and advanced A/D conversion mean faster processing.

All-new architecture and BIONZ XR image processing engine

The new BIONZ XR engine features advanced architecture that delivers 8x greater processing power. The result is outstanding image quality as well as improved camera interface response.

Advanced flash features for broader expression

Flash sync with electronic shutter

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 remain available for flash shooting.

Dual driven shutter drive for flash sync up to 1/400 s.

The world’s first dual driven shutter system allows flash sync up to 1/400 s., making it easier to capture dynamic action, and opening the door to new creative possibilities.

Stunning detail

Breathtaking resolution and image quality

The new 50.1-MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor delivers high resolution and sensitivity with low noise, plus up to 15 stops of dynamic range.
A new image processing engine achieves even better colour accuracy than previous models.

Wide ISO 100–32000 sensitivity range

Despite the sensor’s high pixel count, a sensitive back-illuminated structure with gapless on-chip lenses and an AR coated seal glass allows a standard ISO range of ISO 100–32000, expandable to ISO 50–102400.

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

Up to 16 images shot with precise in-body image stabilization control can be combined via computer software to create photos with up to 199 million pixels for extraordinary resolution, colour, and atmosphere.

Creative Look supports varied expression

The Creative Look feature provides 10 presets that can be used unmodified or edited to create a variety of “looks” that can help creators fine-tune the mood of their stills or movies in-camera.

5-axis optical in-body image stabilization for a 5.5-step advantage

A precision stabilization unit and gyro sensors plus the latest image stabilization algorithms deliver a 5.5-step shutter speed advantage, maximizing the quality of high-resolution images.

Unrivalled auto focus

Real-time Eye AF for birds

High-level subject recognition technology now makes it possible for Sony’s Real-time Eye AF function to track and accurately focus on bird eyes,
even if the bird suddenly takes flight or the framing changes. This innovative function easily meets the many challenges of bird photography.

Improved Real-time Eye AF for animals

Primarily designed for cats and dogs, this feature employs advanced subject recognition technology to reliably track and focus on animal eyes. It even works if the animal’s face is upside-down.

New movie potential


Next-generation 8K 30p recording

The new image sensor and BIONZ XR engine in the α1 deliver 8K 30p movie recording capability for extraordinary realism. Four times the resolution of 4K with full Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF functionality. 8K footage is also ideally suited to flexible 4K editing.

4K movies at a high 120fps frame rate

The α1 supports high frame-rate internal 4K movie recording at up to 120fps, for smooth, expressive slow-motion playback at up to 5x. 10-bit 4:2:2 chroma subsampling can be used with Long-GOP or Intra (All-I) compression for outstanding image quality, while the new image sensor and BIONZ XR engine minimize image distortion.

4K with full sensor readout, no pixel binning, and 5.8K oversampling

In the Super 35 mode, approximately 2.3x the amount of data required for QFHD 4K is acquired through full-frame readout with no pixel binning, for beautifully imagery that is rich in detail.

10-bit 4:2:2 chroma subsampling

10-bit depth, 4:2:2 chroma subsampling, a high-efficiency MPEG-H HEVC/H.265 codec, intra-frame coding, and more, support flexible editing and a variety of delivery formats.

Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking for movies

The BIONZ XR engine features significantly improved detection, accurately tracking human eyes at a wider range of head angles. Also available for 8K and 4K 120p recording.

S-Log for compatibility with pro cine cameras

S-Log2 and S-Log3 are included. S-Log3 provides smooth 10-bit gradations and a dynamic range of 15+ stops. S-Gamut, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3.Cine colour spaces supported.

10-bit 4:2:2 HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support

High-dynamic-range HLG movies support the wide-gamut BT.2020 colour space, and can be directly played on an HDR (HLG) compatible TV. 10-bit HLG recordings reproduce fine gradation and detail.
[1] High flexibility to fine-tune images as desired (colour grading required) [2] Instant high-quality image (colour grading not required)

16-bit RAW output

The α1 allows 16-bit RAW output to an external recorder via HDMI for improved post-production flexibility. RAW output via HDMI is available while recording 4K to internal card media.

Digital audio interface for superior sound

A digital audio interface delivers outstanding audio quality with compatible audio devices connected via the Multi Interface Shoe. Pristine digital audio is delivered directly to the camera.

Heat-dissipating structure for extended recording

A newly developed heat-dissipating structure prevents overheating during continuous recording without increasing body size. Record 8K/30p or 4K/60p video continuously for up to 30 minutes.

The cinematic S-Cinetone look

The α1 includes the same S-Cinetone colour matrix that produces beautiful colour and skin tones in the VENICE, FX6, and other Cinema Line cameras. S-Cinetone delivers natural mid-tones that are essential to healthy-looking skin colour, plus soft colours and gorgeous highlights, responding to a growing need for more expressive depth.

“Active Mode” image stabilization

A new Active Mode dedicated to movie shooting makes 5-axis optical image stabilization highly effective for handheld shooting. It uses the BIONZ XR engine’s real-time processing capability to apply optimum compensation in all formats, including 4K. All of this is realized without compromising the compact size and mobility of the α system.

Control, reliability

High-performance electronic viewfinder

The 9.44 million-dot (approx.) OLED viewfinder in the α1 offers the highest resolution in the industry at this time. 

It features 0.90x magnification with a 41 ° FOV for a clear, wide view, and an updated structure that results in a 25-mm-high eyepoint. A 240fps refresh rate with UXGA FOV is another world-first, for a clear view of fast action.

Panning 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 to improve display response and allow panning shots.

Seamlessly switch full-frame and APS-C formats

M and S size images have the same number of pixels and AF area in the full-frame and APS-C modes, so you can switch seamlessly between full-frame [M:21MP] and APS-C [M:21MP] while shooting the same scene.

Separate settings for stills and movies

A subset of the settings now change according to the selected mode. This is ideal when you want to use different aperture, shutter speed, and other settings for shooting stills and movies.

New menu structure

Another feature requested by professional photographers and videographers: a revised menu structure for easier navigation, and touch-responsive menu operation for more intuitive control.

Customizable functions

164 Functions are assignable to 17 custom keys as well as the front and rear dials. Independent function sets can be assigned for stills, movies and playback.

Touch menu control

Touch-responsive main and function menus with menu tabs on the left of the display, and related parameter groups and parameters on the right, make for easy navigation and tracking control.

High-reliability mechanical shutter

Shutter vibration is minimized while allowing continuous bursts at up to 10fps. The new shutter unit with advanced motor, brake, and dampers is good for more than 500,000 cycles.

Two CFexpress Type A-compatible media slots

Dual media slots 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.

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.

Improved dust- and moisture-resistant design

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.

Pro workflow

Industry’s fastest built-in Wi-Fi supports 2x2 MIMO

Built-in wireless LAN allows communication on the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz bands, the latter with 2x2 MIMO support (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac). Dual antennas ensure reliable communication.

SuperSpeed USB 10-Gbps (USB 3.2) Type-C® connector

A USB Type-C® connector that supports fast USB 3.2 SuperSpeed USB 10-Gbps data transfer, making fast PC Remote (tethered) data transfer available for smooth handling of large files.

1000BASE-T Ethernet for fast communication

A built-in connector for wired 1000BASE-T connection enables fast, stable data transfers at gigabit speeds. FTPS is supported, allowing SSL or TLS encryption for greater security.

Versatile FTP connectivity

FTP still and movie uploads as well as remote camera control can be accomplished via wireless LAN, fast wired LAN, or a USB-tethered smartphone. File types for transfer can be specified.

FTP transfer of still and movie files

Stills and movies can be transferred to a remote FTP server via wireless LAN, high-speed wired LAN, or a wired smartphone connection. Wireless data throughput is about 3.5x faster than the α9 II.

Versatile remote (tethered) shooting functions

The Imaging Edge Desktop “Remote” application can be used for PC Remote (tethered) shooting via a wireless LAN or wired USB connection. Remote control from a mobile device is also possible.

Lossless compressed RAW

The α1 includes efficient lossless compression in addition to compressed and uncompressed RAW.

New “Light” JPEG size

A new “Light” JPEG size setting results in smaller files than the “Standard” setting, allowing faster delivery for news and sports photographers who depend on speed.

10-bit HEIF for smoother gradations

HEIF format can deliver smooth 10-bit gradations for more realistic reproduction of skies and portrait subjects. Advanced compression reduces file size for improved workflow efficiency.

A range of useful support applications

Imaging Edge Mobile

Imaging Edge Mobile now allows transfer of RAW files and files that use lossless compression. It can also remotely control Touch Tracking and Touch Focus for convenient AF operation.

Transfer & Tagging add-on

The Transfer & Tagging add-on (Ver. 1.3 or later) can automatically covert voice memos attached to image files to text captions, or transfer the files to an FTP server from a mobile device.

Remote Camera Tool

Remotely change camera settings and shoot from a computer connected via LAN cable. A number of refinements for the α1: faster transfer, touch response, dual slot and HEIF support, and more.

What's Included

a1 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body
NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (2280mAh)
BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
ALC-B1EM Body Cap for E-Mount Cameras
USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
Cable Protector
Shoulder Strap
Accessory Shoe Cap
Eyepiece Cup

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Product Specifications

Alpha 1

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, Colour Mode, Saturation, Colour Phase, Colour 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
COLOUR SPACE
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut), Adobe RGB standard and Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard (BT.2020 gamut).1
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)2, LPCM 4ch (48 kHz 24bit)2, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch3
COLOUR SPACE
Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard compatible (BT.2020 gamut)4
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, Colour Mode, Saturation, Colour Phase, Colour 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)
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC HS 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10 bit, 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, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (200 Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (280 Mbps), 60p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (280 Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (200 Mbps), 60p (150 Mbps), 30p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (200 Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps), 25p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (280 Mbps), 60p (200 Mbps), 30p (140 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (280 Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps), 25p (140 Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, 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, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (50 Mbps), 30p (50 Mbps), 24p (50 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (50 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (600 Mbps), 30p (300 Mbps), 24p (240 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (500 Mbps), 25p (250 Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (222 Mbps), 30p (111 Mbps), 24p (89 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (185 Mbps), 25p (93 Mbps)
SLOW AND QUICK MOTION (SHOOTING FRAME RATE) 
NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, 240fps56, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps, 200fps56
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  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 / Colour Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & colour 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 / Centre / 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. 0.3 m–approx. 3.0 m (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 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. (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 (colour)
NUMBER OF DOTS
9 437 184 dots
FIELD COVERAGE
100%
MAGNIFICATION
Approx. 0.90 x (with 50-mm lens at infinity, –1 m-₁)
DIOPTRE 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+ 240fps

LCD Screen

MONITOR 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
FOCUS MAGNIFIER
Yes, Focus Magnifier (35 mm full frame: 4.2x / 8.5x, APS-C: 2.7x / 5.5x)

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 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 MODES
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless8, Hi-speed sync.8
RECYCLING TIME
-
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: 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,9101112 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 and JPG: 192 frames, RAW (Lossless Compression): 96 frames, RAW (Lossless Compression) and JPG: 83 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 82 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) and JPG: 78 frames
SELF-TIMER
10-s delay / 5-s delay / 2-s delay / Continuous self-time / Bracketing self-timer
PIXEL SHIFT MULTI SHOOTING
Yes (4 shots / 16 shots)

Playback

PHOTO CAPTURE
Yes
MODES
Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram and 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])1314
MULTI INTERFACE SHOE
Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)15
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

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 -
CUSTOM FUNCTION Custom key settings, Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets / memory card 4 sets), My Dial Settings, My Menu, Reg Cust Shoot Set
LENS COMPENSATION Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
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

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)

Environmental

 
OPERATING TEMPERATURE 0–40 degrees C (32–104 degrees F)

Physical Specs

 
WEIGHT Approx. 737 g (26 oz.)
*With battery and memory card included
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) 128.9 x 96.9 x 80.8 mm (5.13 x 3.88 x 3.25")

128.9 x 96.9 x 69.7 mm (5.13 x 3.88 x 2.75")
* From grip to monitor

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