Sony Alpha 7R IISowohl bei der Alpha 7R II wie auch bei den CyberShot-Modellen RX 10 II und RX 100 IV setzt Sony auf ein neuar­tiges Sensor­design. Letztere erhalten einen „stacked“ Sensor; der neueste Spross der Alpha-7-Familie erhält den weltweit ersten Bildwandler im Klein­bild­format, der in BSI-Techno­logie ausge­führt ist. Im Rahmen einer Presse­vor­stellung hatte ich am Montag kurz Zeit, mich mit den neuen Kameras zu beschäf­tigen – kann aller­dings noch nichts zur Bildqua­lität sagen. Doch auch in der Praxis bringen die neu konstru­ierten Bildwandler eine Reihe von Vorteilen – für Video­filmer aber auch für Fotografen.

Ziemlich überra­schend hat Sony letzte Woche mit der Alpha 7R II und den CyberShot-Modellen RX10 II und RX 100 IV drei neue Kameras angekündigt. Diesen Montag hatte ich die Gelegenheit, alle drei Kameras kurz auszu­pro­bieren. Die Speicher­kar­ten­fächer der in London präsen­tierten Vorse­ri­en­mo­delle waren aller­dings verklebt, sodass ich rein gar nichts über die wohl wichtigste Eigen­schaft einer Kamera berichten kann: die Bildqua­lität. Gerade da dürften aber noch einige Überra­schungen zu erwarten sein, denn Sony setzt bei der RX10 II und RX100 IV eine völlig neue Bildsen­sor­tech­no­logie ein, den „stacked“ Sensor. Und die Alpha 7R II erhält den weltweit ersten Kleinbild-Bildwandler, der in BSI-Techno­logie ausge­führt ist.

Sony RX10 II

Die Speicher­kar­ten­fächer der Vorserien-Kameras (hier: RX10 II) waren verklebt,
über die Bildqua­lität lässt sich daher noch nichts sagen.

 

Alpha 7R II mit BSI-Sensor

Die Alpha 7R II hat Sony mit einem 42,4-Megapixel-Sensor ausge­stattet, der nach dem Prinzip der „back side illumi­nation“ (BSI) aufgebaut ist. Anders als beim herkömm­lichen Sensor­design (front side illumi­nation) liegt hier die Metal­li­sie­rungs­schicht („Verdrahtung“) nicht vor der licht­emp­find­lichen Silizi­um­schicht, sondern dahinter. Das gibt’s schon länger, Sony hat die BSI-Techno­logie erstmals 2009 bei der Kompakt­kamera WX1 einge­setzt. Neu ist aber bei der Alpha 7R II, dass mit dem „Exmor R“-Sensor das BSI-Design nun erstmals bei einem Bildwandler im Klein­bild­format zum Einsatz kommt.

Es liegt auf der Hand, dass ein „Exmor R“-Sensor licht­emp­find­licher ist als ein herkömmlich aufge­bauter Bildsensor. Sony traut der Alpha 7R II daher eine maximale Empfind­lichkeit von ISO 102.400 zu. Ob die Kamera in der Praxis halten kann, was die Theorie verspricht, muss sich aller­dings noch erweisen.

Grafik Exmor R (BSI)

Beim BSI-Sensor der Alpha 7R II (rechts) liegt die Verdrahtung unter den Photo­dioden und ist zudem in Kupfer ausge­führt.
Das erhöht die Licht­aus­beute und beschleunigt die Ausle­se­ge­schwin­digkeit.

 

Bei der Alpha 7R II hat Sony zudem die Verdrahtung in Kupfer ausge­führt. Ihr Sensor soll sich daher 3,5-mal schneller auslesen lassen als der der Alpha 7R mit seiner herkömm­lichen Aluminium-Verdrahtung. Davon profi­tieren zunächst einmal die Video­filmer: Die Alpha 7R II zeichnet in 4K (3840 x 2160 Pixel) auf und zwar ohne „pixel binning“. Bei dieser auch als „line skipping‘“ bezeich­neten Methode wird bei der Video­auf­nahme grob gesagt nur jede zweite Sensor­zeile ausge­lesen, was sich in teils heftigem Moiré bemerkbar macht. Die Alpha 7R II beherrscht dagegen „full sensor readout“ – aller­dings nutzt sie dann nicht die gesamte Sensor­fläche, sondern nur einen Ausschnitt von 5168 x 2912 Pixel. Dieses von Sony als „Super 35mm equivalent“ bezeichnete Format verkürzt also die Brenn­weite scheinbar um den Faktor 1,5 (bezogen auf die Bildbreite) und entspricht damit etwa APS-C. Daneben steht aber auch noch das Format „Full-frame“ zur Auswahl, bei der zwar die gesamte Sensor­breite ausge­lesen wird (7952 Pixel), aber nicht jede Zeile. Dem gelegent­lichen Video­filmer werden diese Feinheiten sicherlich nicht so wichtig sein, sondern viel eher, dass die Alpha 7R II nun auch Videos in 4K auf der internen Speicher­karte aufzeichnen kann.

Die neue Sensor­tech­no­logie der Alpha 7R II verspricht laut Sony aber auch dem Fotografen einige Vorteile: Das ist nicht nur die High-ISO-Fähigkeit, sondern auch eine Serien­bildrate von 5 Fotos per Sekunde (fps). Das ist per se vielleicht nicht sonderlich hoch, aber angesichts der gewal­tigen Auflösung der Alpha 7R II durchaus beachtlich und deutlich schneller als bei der Alpha 7R.

Stark verbes­serter Autofokus

Deutliche Vorteile gegenüber der Alpha 7R verspricht die Alpha 7R II beim Autofokus. Ihre kontrast­ba­sierte Entfer­nungs­messung wird jetzt von 399 Phasen-AF-Sensoren auf dem Bildwandler unter­stützt, die einen Bereich von 45 Prozent des Bildfelds abdecken und den Autofokus neben anderen Maßnahmen beschleu­nigen sollen. Und zwar nicht nur mit nativen E-Mount-Objek­tiven, sondern auch mit A-Mount-Objek­tiven, die via Adapter LA-EA3 an die Alpha 7R II angeschlossen werden. Dieses Versprechen hält die Alpha 7R II ein. Ich konnte mich davon mit den Objek­tiven 70 – 300 mm F4,5 – 5,6 G SSM II und 300 mm F2,8 G SSM II überzeugen und war einiger­maßen beein­druckt davon, wie rasch und treff­sicher die Alpha 7R II mit diesen adaptierten Objek­tiven scharf stellt. (Sony hatte die Kameras mit Speicher­karten bestückt, sodass ich meine Aufnahme auf dem Display betrachten konnte.) Die größte Überra­schung aber war für mich, dass der Autofokus auch mit Canon-Objek­tiven schnell genug ist, die via Metabones Smart Adapter (Mark IV) an die Alpha 7R II angeschlossen sind. Auspro­biert habe ich das mit dem Objektiv Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM.

Alpha 7R II

Selbst mit einem adaptierten Canon-Objektiv erwies sich der Autofokus der Alpha 7R II als treff­sicher und verblüffend schnell.
 

Alpha 7R II – was sonst noch neu ist

Die Alpha 7R II hat einen Verschluss bekommen, der – anders als bei der Alpha 7R – nicht mehr rumst, sondern nur noch leise klackt – auch davon konnte ich mich überzeugen. Hinzu­ge­kommen ist die Option für einen voll-elektro­ni­schen Verschluss (wie in der Alpha 7S), der völlig lautlos auslöst. Von der Alpha 7 II hat die Alpha 7R II das etwas größere Gehäuse geerbt sowie den 5-Achsen-Bildsta­bi­li­sator. Ganz neu ist hingegen der elektro­nische Sucher, der mit rund 2,35 Millionen Subpixeln sehr hoch auflöst und bei 0,78-facher Vergrö­ßerung laut Sony das derzeit größte Sucherbild aller Klein­bild­ka­meras anzeigt. Auf Nachfrage hat Sony zudem bestätigt, dass bei der Alpha 7R II zwei Akkus und eine Ladeschale zum Liefer­umfang gehören.

Alpha 7R II

Die Alpha 7R II erhält das etwas größere Gehäuse, das Sony mit der Alpha 7 II einge­führt hat.
 

CyberShot RX100 IV und RX10 II mit geschich­tetem Sensor

Ein völlig neues Design hat sich Sony für die 1-Zoll-Sensoren der RX100 IV und RX10 II ersonnen. Bei diesem „Exmor RS“-Sensor sind Funkti­ons­ein­heiten, die norma­ler­weise auf mehrere Bauteile verteilt sind, überein­ander geschichtet. Zunächst wandert einmal die Signal­ver­ar­beitung komplett unter die eigent­liche Senso­rebene; dort steht ihr mehr Platz zur Verfügung, sodass sie entspre­chend leistungs­fä­higer ausfallen kann. In einer weiteren Schicht hat Sony sehr schnelle DRAMs direkt auf dem Sensor angebunden, die als Puffer­speicher dienen.

Grafik Exmor RS

Beim „Exmor RS“-Sensor der RX100 IV und RX10 II (rechts) sind mehrere Funkti­ons­ein­heiten überein­an­der­ge­schichtet.
Der in den Sensorchip integrierte DRAM stellt einen extrem schnellen Puffer­speicher bereit.

 

In der Summe führen diese Maßnahmen dazu, dass die Bildsen­soren der RX100 IV und RX10 II extrem schnell ausge­lesen werden. Auch davon profi­tieren zunächst wieder die Video­filmer – beide Kameras ermög­lichen bis zu 40-fache Super-Zeitlupen. Eine Aufnahme von zwei Sekunden Dauer wird also in 80 Sekunden wieder­ge­geben. Dazu zeichnen die Kameras mit 960 fps auf, das konnten bislang nur spezielle Hochge­schwin­dig­keits­ka­meras. Möglich wird dies auch durch einen voll-elektro­ni­schen Verschluss, der Belich­tungs­zeiten bis hinab zu 1/32.000 Sekunde steuern kann. Ein weiterer Vorteil der extrem schnellen Signal­ver­ar­beitung: Da der komplette Sensor praktisch auf einen Rutsch ausge­lesen wird, kommt es nicht zum Rolling-Shutter-Effekt. Und nicht zu vergessen: Auch RX100 IV und RX10 II filmen in 4K und zeichnen dabei auf die interne Speicher­karte auf. Auf „Pixel binning“ können die schnellen Sensoren ebenfalls verzichten.

Fotografen profi­tieren ebenfalls vom „stacked“ Sensor der beiden neuen Cyber­Shots. Beide Kameras bieten extrem hohe Serien­bild­raten; 16 fps die RX10 II, bei der RX100 IV sind‘s 14 fps. Zudem ist es bei beiden möglich, jederzeit während einer Video­auf­nahme ein Foto in voller Auflösung aufzu­nehmen. Bei Hochge­schwin­dig­keits­serien zeigen RX100 IV und RX10 II zwar nur die letzte Aufnahme im Sucher und nicht das Live-Bild. Der Versatz zwischen Anzeige und Realität ist aber sehr gering und die Dunkel­phase zwischen zwei Aufnahmen derart kurz, dass endlich Mitzieher ohne „Vorhalt“ möglich werden.

RX10 II und RX100 IV

Äußerlich unter­scheiden sich RX10 II (links) und RX100 IV (rechts) nicht von ihren Vorgän­ger­mo­dellen,
die übrigens weiter im Programm bleiben.

 

Detail­ver­bes­se­rungen bei der RX10 II

Die Ur-RX10 ist inzwi­schen seit gut eineinhalb Jahren auf dem Markt. Das war für Sony offenbar Anlass genug, die RX10 II in einigen weiteren Details aufzu­fri­schen. So erhält sie ähnlich wie die Alpha 7R II einen elektro­ni­schen Sucher, der mit 2,35 Millionen Subpixeln sehr hoch auflöst. Das Sucherbild ist zwar nicht riesig, eine Vergrö­ßerung von 0,7-fach reicht aber für eine angenehm große Darstellung durchaus aus. Sony betont zudem, dass der Autofokus bei der RX10 II deutlich beschleunigt wurde; er soll jetzt in nur 0,09 Sekunden sein Ziel finden. Unter Labor­be­din­gungen mag das klappen, in der Praxis habe ich den AF nicht als dermaßen rasant empfunden. Aber schnell stellt die RX10 II sicherlich scharf, selbst wenn der Fokus auf sich bewegende Motive nachge­führt wird.

Mein Fazit

Es ist nicht zu übersehen: Bei der Entwicklung der Alpha 7R II sowie RX100 IV und RX10 II standen für Sony die Video­fä­hig­keiten im Vorder­grund. Alle drei Kameras zeichnen auf Wunsch in 4K-Auflösung auf und können die resul­tie­renden Video­da­teien auch auf der internen Speicher­karte speichern. Verbes­se­rungen für Fotografen ergeben sich dabei quasi als Neben­produkt. Bei der Alpha 7R II sind dies die hohe Auflösung gepaart mit beacht­lichen High-ISO-Fähig­keiten und ordent­licher Serien­bildrate. Hinzu kommen ein schneller Autofokus, der selbst mit adaptierten Sony-A-Mount- und Canon-EF-Objek­tiven ausrei­chend flott scharf stellt. Nicht zu vergessen der integrierte Bildsta­bi­li­sator, der formi­dable Sucher sowie der leise und erschüt­te­rungsarme Verschluss. Dafür ruft Sony dann aller­dings einen Preis von 3.500 Euro auf. Das ist selbst für die wegwei­sende Alpha 7R II viel Geld – insbe­sondere für Fotografen, die mit Video nichts am Hut haben und auf entspre­chende Funktionen gut und gerne verzichten können. Ander­seits hat Sony die Kamera in derart vielen Punkten gegenüber der Alpha 7R (die weiterhin im Programm bleibt) verbessert, dass ein Rückgriff auf das ältere, günstigere Modell nicht immer eine Option ist.

Bei der RX100 IV und RX10 II zielen die Verbes­se­rungen noch deutlicher in Richtung Video als bei der Alpha 7R II. So resul­tieren Sonys recht ambitio­nierten Preis­vor­stel­lungen von 1.150 Euro für die RX100 IV und 1.600 Euro für die RX10 II sicherlich vor allem aus den Video­fä­hig­keiten der Kameras. Fotografen, die darauf verzichten können, sind mit den jewei­ligen Vorgän­ge­rinnen RX100 III und RX10 weiterhin gut bedient. Sie bleiben im Handel, die Preise dafür dürften schon bald spürbar nachgeben.

(Martin Vieten)
 

Nachtrag (18.06.2015 – 21:18 Uhr):

Technische Daten: Alpha 7R II

General Camera type Inter­ch­an­geable-lens digital camera
Lens compa­ti­bility E-mount
Image sensor Type 35 mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective) Approx. 42.4 megapixels
Number of pixels (total) Approx. 43.6 megapixels
Image sensor aspect ratio 3:2
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]
35 mm full frame L: 7,952 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]
35 mm full frame L: 7,952 x 4,472 (36M), M: 5,168 x 2,912 (15M), S: 3,984 x 2,240 (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
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 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
Image size (pixels) [NTSC]
XAVC S 4K: 3,840 x 2,160 (30p/100 Mbps, 30p/60 Mbps, 24p/100 Mbps, 24p/60 Mbps)
XAVC S HD: 1,920 x 1,080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps), 1,280 x 720 (120p/50 Mbps)
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1,920 x 1,080 (60p/28 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), 1,280 x 720 (30p/6 Mbps)

[PAL]
XAVC S 4K: 3,840 x 2,160 (25p/100 Mbps, 25p/60 Mbps)
XAVC S HD: 1,920 x 1,080 (50p/50 Mbps, 25p/50 Mbps), 1,280 x 720 (100p/50 Mbps)
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1,920 x 1,080 (50p/28 Mbps, 25p/16 Mbps), 1,280 x 720 (25p/6 Mbps)

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: 3,840 x 2,160 (30p/24p) / 1,920 x 1,080 (60p/24p) / 1,920 x 1,080 (60i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit / RGB 8 bit
PAL: 3,840 x 2,160 (25p) / 1,920 x 1,080 (50p) / 1,920 x 1,080 (50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit/ RGB 8 bit
Media Media 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
Slot 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 Modes 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)
Bracketing 3 frames, H/L selec­table
Focus system Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus point 35 mm 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 ℗, 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)
Viewfinder Type 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 100%
Magni­fi­cation 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)
Display Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge
Real-time image-adjustment display On/Off
LCD screen Type 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) Auto/Manual
Display Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting infor­mation for viewfinder mode
Real-time image-adjustment display On/Off
Zebra Yes
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 Yes
Clear Image Zoom Still/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 Yes
Lens compen­sation Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Shutter Type 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) Type 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) 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, 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 Yes
Drive Drive modes Single shooting, Conti­nuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
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 (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)
Playback Modes 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
Interface PC interface Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi/Micro USB Terminal Yes*3
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
NFC™ 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 Yes
Others 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
Audio Micro­phone Built-in stereo micro­phone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K2M (sold separately)
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Print Compa­tible standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function Type Custom key settings, Programmable setting
Memory function Yes (2 sets)
Power Battery Rechar­geable battery pack NP-FW50
Still images Approx. 290 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 340 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Movies 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 Range 32–104°F/0–40°C

Speci­fi­ca­tions and features are subject to change without notice.

*1   With compa­tible external flash.
*2   Appro­ximate. May vary depending on shooting condi­tions and media.
*3   Supports Micro USB compa­tible device.
*4   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)
*5   Conti­nuous movie recording is possible for appro­xi­mately 29 minutes (limited by product speci­fi­ca­tions).
*6   Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off.
*7   Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other opera­tions such as zoom are performed.

Technische Daten: RX10 II (DSC-RX10M2)

Image Sensor Sensor Type 1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels [Effective] Approx. 20.2 megapixels
[Gross] Approx. 21.0 megapixels
Lens Lens Type ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, 14 elements in 11 groups (7 asphe­rical elements including AA lens)
F-number (maximum aperture) F2.8 constant
Aperture Type Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
ND Filter Auto / On (3 steps) / Off
Focal Length (f =) f = 8.8–73.3 mm
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent [Still Image 3:2] f= 24-200mm
[Still Image 16:9] f=25-213mm
[Still Image 4:3] f=26- 220mm
[Still Image 1:1] f=31-259mm
[Movie 16:9] f=26-212mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=29-305mm (SteadyShot Active), f=33- 315mm (SteadyShot Intel­ligent Active)
[Movie 4K 16:9] f=28-233mm (SteadyShot Standard)
[HFR 960fps] f=41-330mm (Quality Priority), f=59-460mm (Shoot Time Priority)
[HFR 480fps] f=28-233mm (Quality Priority), f=41-330mm (Shoot Time Priority)
[HFR 240fps] f=26-212mm (Quality Priority), f=28-233mm (Shoot Time Priority)
Focus Range (from the front of the lens) AF (W: Approx. 3 cm (0.10 ft.) to infinity
T: Approx. 25 cm (0.82 ft.) to infinity)
Optical Zoom 8.3x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom*1 [Still Image] Approx. 16x
[Movie] Approx. 16x
Digital Zoom*1 [Still Image] Approx. 33x
[Movie] Approx. 33x
Screen Screen Type 7.5cm (3.0type) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather
Adjus­table angle Up: approx. 107 degrees, down: approx. 42 degrees
Display panel (on top) yes
Viewfinder Screen type / Number of dots 0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control Auto/Manual (5 steps)
Field coverage 100%
Magni­fi­cation Approx. 0.70x with 50mm lens at infinity, –1m-1 (dioptre) (35mm equiv.)
Eye-point Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece, 21.5mm from the eyepiece frame at –1m-1 (diopter) (CIPA standard)
Diopter –4.0 to +3.0m-1
Camera Imaging Processor BIONZ Yes (BIONZ X)
SteadyShot [Still Image] Optical
[Movie] Intel­ligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compen­sation (Anti Rolling type)
Focus Mode Single-shot AF / Conti­nuous AF / DMF / Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock on AF (Wide/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Lock on AF Yes
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compen­sation +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
Exposure Control Yes
ISO Sensi­tivity (Still Image)*2 Auto (ISO100-12800, selec­table with upper/ lower limit), 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800 (Exten­dable to ISO64/80)
Multi-Frame NR:Auto (ISO100-12800), 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600*3
ISO Sensi­tivity (Movie) Auto (ISO100-12800, selec­table with upper/ lower limit), 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800
Minimum Illumi­nation (Movie) Auto: 3.0 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30″)
White Balance Mode Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incan­de­scent / Fluor.: Warm White / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / C.Temp. / Filter / Custom
WB micro adjustment G7-M7, A7-B7
Shutter Speed iAuto (4″-1/3200*) / Program Auto (30″-1/3200*) / Manual Exposure (Bulb, 30″-1/3200*) / Aperture Priority (30″-1/3200*) / Shutter Priority (30″-1/3200*)
*At F8 or greater aperture value. Fastest limit at F2.8 is 1/1600.
Electronic Shutter iAuto (4″-1/32000) / Program Auto(30″-1/32000.) / Manual Exposure (30″-1/32000.) / Aperture Priority (30″-1/32000) / Shutter Priority (30″-1/32000)
Aperture iAuto (F2.8/F11) / Program Auto (F2.8/F16) / Manual (F2.8/F16) / Shutter Priority (F2.8/F11) / Aperture Priority (F2.8/F16)
Image Control Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Colour Space (sRGB / Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW / RAW&JPEG / Extra fine / Fine / Standard)
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On / Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1/3 sec.
high ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off / Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-25600
Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1–5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Diffe­rence, Exposure diffe­rence Level (1.0–6.0EV, 1.0EV step))
Shooting Mode AUTO (Intel­ligent Auto/Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), HFR Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Conti­nuous Shooting Speed (maximum)*4 Speed Priority Conti­nuous Shooting: approx. 14 fps, Conti­nuous Shooting: approx. 5 fps*5
Self-Timer 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 or 5 conse­cutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selec­table / Bracketing shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selec­table
Drive modes Single, Conti­nuous shooting, Speed priority conti­nuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Single-bracketing*6, Cont.-bracketing*6, White balance bracketing*6, DRO bracketing*6
Photo Creativity Yes
Picture Effect [Still Image] 
Toy camera, Pop Colour, Poste­rization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Water­colour, Illus­tration
[Movie]
Toy camera, Pop Colour, Poste­rization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono.
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Picture Profile Off / PP1-PP7 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Color Level, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Number of recognised scene [Still Image] Superior Auto: 44, Intel­ligent Auto: 33 
[Movie] 44
Flash [Flash Mode]
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync. / Flash Off / Wireless (with optional compa­tible flash)
[Flash Range]
ISO Auto: Approx. 1.0m to 10.2m (3.28 ft. to 33.46 ft.)
ISO 12800: up to Approx. 20.4m (66.93 ft.)
Recording Compa­tible Recording Media*7 Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro*8, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)*8, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I), SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I), microSD Memory Card*8, microSDHC Memory Card*8, microSDXC Memory Card*8
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compa­tible, MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio) XAVC S: LPCM 2ch / AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator) / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still) sRGB, Adobe RGB
File Format DCF / DPOF / EXIF / MPF
Number of Recorded Pixels (Image Size) [3:2] 20M (5,472x3,648) / 10M (3,888x2,592) / 5M (2,736x1,824)
[4:3] 18M (4,864x3,648) / 10M (3,648x2,736) / 5M (2,592x1,944) / VGA
[16:9] 17M (5,472x3,080) / 7.5M (3,648x2,056) / 4.2M (2,720x1,528)
[1:1] 13M (3,648x3,648) / 6.5M (2,544x2,544) / 3.7M (1,920x1,920) 
[Sweep Panorama] Wide (12,416x1,856/5,536x2,160), Standard (8,192x1,856/3,872x2,160)
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie [16:9] 17M (5,472x3,080) / 7.5M (3,648x2,056) / 4.2M (2,720x1,528)
Movie Recording Mode NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920x1,080/50p) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/50i) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/50i) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/25p) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/25p), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M (3,840x2,160/25p) / 25p 60M (3,840x2,160/25p), XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 100p 100M (1,920x1,080/100p) / 100p 60M (1,920x1,080/100p), MP4: 28M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 16M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 6M (1,280x720/25p)

NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/60i) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/24p) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/24p), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M (3,840x2,160/30p) / 30p 60M (3,840x2,160/30p) / 24p 100M (3,840x2,160/24p) / 24p 60M (3,840x2,160/24p), XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1,920x1,080/60p) / 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/30p) / 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/24p) / 120p 100M (1,920x1,080/120p) / 120p 60M (1,920x1,080/120p), MP4: 28M (1,920x1,080/60p) / 16M (1,920x1,080/30p) / 6M (1,280x720/30p)

HFR <Recording>
NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode 
XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps), 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps)
NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode 
XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) / 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) / 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps)

<Sensor Readout Number of effective pixels>
Quality Priority:240fps/250fps (1,824x1,026), 480fps/500fps (1,676x566), 960fps/1000fps (1,136x384)/Shoot Time Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,676x566), 480fps/500fps (1,136x384), 960fps/1000fps (800x270)

Print Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Interface Input and Output Terminal Multi/Micro USB Terminal*9, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI,Microphone (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Multi Interface Shoe, Headphones
NFC NFC forum Type 3 Tag compa­tible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Wi-Fi Yes (IEEE802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
Eye-Fi Yes
Power Power Source DC7.2V (supplied battely) / DC5.0V (supplied AC Adoptor)
Battery System Rechar­geable battery pack NP-FW50
Power Consumption (Camera mode) Approx. 2.3W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.6W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply Yes (Shooting, Playback)
Battery Life [Still Images*10]
Monitor: Approx. 400 / Approx. 200min., Viewfinder:Approx. 360 / Approx. 180min.

[Movies (actual shooting)*11*12]
Monitor: Approx. 65 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 65 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. conti­nuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)

[Movies (conti­nuous shooting)*11*13]
Monitor: Approx. 130 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 135 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. conti­nuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)*14
Others PlayMe­mories Camera Apps Yes
Shooting functions Eye AF / Face Detection / Face Regis­tration / Still Image Recording (during movie recording) / Smile shutter / Grid Line / Quick Navi / Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll) / WB Bracket / DRO Bracketing / MF Assist / Peaking / Zebra / Marker Display / Audio Level Display / Audio Out Timing / Step Zoom / Quick Zoom / TC/UB / Photo­grapher Name & Copyright / ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed / PC Remote Control
Playback Functions BRAVIA Sync / 9/25-frame index view / Auto orien­tation / Slide Show / Forward/Rewind (Movie) / Delete / Protect / Motion Shot Video / Beauty Effect / TRILUMINOS Colour*15/ 4K image output
Supplied access­ories Rechar­geable Battery Pack NP-FW50, AC Adaptor, Micro USB cable, Shoulder strap, Lens cap, Shoe cap, Lens hood, Eyepiece Cup, Instruction Manual

*1   Optical zoom from the wide side.
*2   REI = Recom­mended Exposure Index
*3   Achieved by using overlay burst shooting.
*4   You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode.
*5   Speed will be slowing after taking some shots.
*6   Self-Timer is available.
*7   For movies, compa­tible Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card or microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC card (Class 4 or faster speed is recom­mended) can be used.
*8   with Adaptor (optional)
*9   Supports Micro USB compa­tible device.
*10   The LCD screen is turned on, shooting once every 30 seconds, the zoom is switched alter­nately between the W and T ends the flash strobes once every two times, the power turns on and off once every ten times.
*11   Conti­nuous shooting is possible for appro­xi­mately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications,default setting).
*12   Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by, power off.
*13   Based on non-stop recording until the limit (29 minutes or 4GB) has been reached, and then continued recording again. Shooting functions such as zoom will not be available.
*14   Models capable of extended-gamut recording and HDMI trans­mission function for both still images and movies.

Technische Daten: RX100 IV (DSC-RX100M4)

Image Sensor Sensor Type 1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels [Effective] Approx. 20.1 megapixels
[Gross] Approx. 21.0 megapixels
Lens Lens Type ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, 10 elements in 9 groups (9 asphe­rical elements including AA lens)
F-number (maximum aperture) F1.8 (W) – 2.8 (T)
Aperture Type Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
ND Filter Auto / On (3 steps) / Off
Focal Length (f =) f = 8.8–25.7mm
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent [Still Image 3:2] f= 24-70mm [Still Image 16:9] f= 26-76mm
[Still Image 4:3] f= 25- 73mm [Still Image 1:1] f= 30.5-89mm
[Movie 16:9] f= 25.5-74mm (SteadyShot Standard), f= 30-86mm (SteadyShot Active), f= 33.5- 95mm (SteadyShot Intel­ligent Active)
[Movie 4K 16:9] f=28-80mm (SteadyShot Standard), [HFR 960fps] f=42-118mm (Quality Priority), f=60-170mm (Shoot Time Priority)
[HFR 480fps] f=28-80mm (Quality Priority), f=42- 118mm (Shoot Time Priority)
[HFR 240fps] f=26-75mm (Quality Priority), f=28-80mm (Shoot Time Priority)
Focus Range (from the front of the lens) AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.17 ft.) to Infinity
T: Approx. 30cm (0.99 ft.) to Infinity)
Optical Zoom 2.9 x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom*1 [Still Image] Approx. 5.8x
[Movie] Approx. 5.8x
Digital Zoom*1 [Still Image] Approx. 11x
[Movie] Approx. 11x
Screen Screen Type 7.5 cm (3.0 type) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather
Adjus­table angle Up: approx. 180 degrees, down: approx. 45 degrees
Viewfinder Screen type / Number of dots 0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control Auto/Manual (5 steps)
Field coverage 100%
Magni­fi­cation Approx. 0.59x with 50mm lens at infinity, –1m-1 (dioptre) (35mm equiv.)
Eye-point Approx. 20mm from the eyepiece, 19.2mm from the eyepiece frame at –1m-1 (dioptre) (CIPA standard)
Diopter –4.0 to +3.0m-1
Camera Imaging Processor BIONZ Yes (BIONZ X)
SteadyShot [Still Image] Optical
[Movie] Intel­ligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compen­sation (Anti Rolling type)
Focus Mode Single-shot AF / Conti­nuous AF / DMF / Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock on AF (Wide/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Lock on AF Yes
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compen­sation +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
Exposure Control Yes
ISO Sensi­tivity (Still Image)*2 Auto (ISO 125–12800, selec­table with upper/ lower limit), 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800 (Exten­dable to ISO80/100)
Multi Frame NR : Auto (ISO 125- 12800), 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600*3
ISO Sensi­tivity (Movie) Auto (ISO 125 –ISO 12800, selec­table with upper/lower limit), 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800
Minimum Illumi­nation (Movie) Auto: 1.2 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30″)
White Balance Mode Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incan­de­scent / Fluor.: Warm White / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / C.Temp. / Filter / Custom
Shutter Speed iAuto (4″ – 1/2000) / Program Auto (30″ – 1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30″ – 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (30″ – 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30″ – 1/2000)
Electronic Shutter iAuto (4″ – 1/32000) / Program Auto(30″ – 1/32000) / Manual (30″ – 1/32000) / Aperture Priority (30″ – 1/32000) / Shutter Priority (30″ – 1/32000)
Image Control Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Colour Space (sRGB / Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW / RAW&JPEG / Extra fine / Fine / Standard)
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On / Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1/3 sec.
High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off
Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1–5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Diffe­rence, Exposure diffe­rence Level (1.0–6.0EV, 1.0EV step))
Shooting Mode AUTO (Intel­ligent Auto/Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), HFR Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensi­tivity
Conti­nuous Shooting Speed (maximum)*4 Speed Priority Conti­nuous Shooting: approx. 16 fps, Conti­nuous Shooting: approx. 5.5 fps *5
Self-Timer 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 or 5 conse­cutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selec­table / Bracketing shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selec­table
Drive modes Single, Conti­nuous shooting, Speed priority conti­nuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Single-bracketing*6, Cont.-bracketing*6, White balance bracketing*6, DRO bracketing*6
Panorama Sweep Panorama
Photo Creativity Yes
Picture Effect [Still Image] 
Toy camera, Pop Colour, Poste­rization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Water­colour, Illus­tration
[Movie]
Toy camera, Pop Colour, Poste­rization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono.
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Picture Profile Off/PP1-PP7 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Color Level, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Flash [Flash Mode] Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
[Flash Range] 
ISO Auto: Approx.0.4m to 10.2m (1.31 ft. to 33.46 ft.) (W) / Approx. 0.4 m to 6.5 m (1.31 ft. to 21.33 ft.) (T)
ISO12800: up to Approx. 20.4m (66.93 ft.) (W) / Approx. 13.0m (42.65 ft.) (T)
Recording Compa­tible Recording Media*7 Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro*8, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)*8, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I), SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I), microSD Memory Card*8, microSDHC Memory Card*8, microSDXC Memory Card*8
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compa­tible, MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio) XAVC S: LPCM 2ch / AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator) / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still) sRGB, Adobe RGB
File Format DCF / DPOF / EXIF / MPF
Number of Recorded Pixels (Image Size) [3:2] 20M (5,472x3,648) / 10M (3,888x2,592) / 5M (2,736x1,824)
[4:3] 18M (4,864x3,648) / 10M (3,648x2,736) / 5M (2,592x1,944) / VGA
[16:9] 17M (5,472x3,080) / 7.5M (3,648x2,056) / 4.2M (2,720x1,528)
[1:1] 13M (3,648x3,648) / 6.5M (2,544x2,544) / 3.7M (1,920x1,920) 
[Sweep Panorama] Wide (12,416x1,856/5,536x2,160), Standard (8,192x1,856/3,872x2,160)
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie [16:9] 17M (5,472x3,080) / 7.5M (3,648x2,056) / 4.2M (2,720x1,528)
Movie Recording Mode NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920x1,080/50p) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/50i) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/50i) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/25p) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/25p), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M (3,840x2,160/25p) / 25p 60M (3,840x2,160/25p), XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 100p 100M (1,920x1,080/100p) / 100p 60M (1,920x1,080/100p), MP4: 28M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 16M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 6M (1,280x720/25p)

NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/60i) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/24p) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/24p), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M (3,840x2,160/30p) / 30p 60M (3,840x2,160/30p) / 24p 100M (3,840x2,160/24p) / 24p 60M (3,840x2,160/24p), XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1,920x1,080/60p) / 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/30p) / 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/24p) / 120p 100M (1,920x1,080/120p) / 120p 60M (1,920x1,080/120p), MP4: 28M (1,920x1,080/60p) / 16M (1,920x1,080/30p) / 6M (1,280x720/30p)

HFR <Recording>
NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode 
XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps), 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps)

NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode 
XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) / 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) / 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps)

<Sensor Readout Number of effective pixels>
Quality Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,824x1,026), 480fps/500fps (1,676x566), 960fps/1000fps (1,136x384)/Shoot Time Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,676x566), 480fps/500fps (1,136x384), 960fps/1000fps (800x270)

Print Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Interface Input and Output Terminal Multi/Micro USB Terminal*9, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
NFC NFC forum Type 3 Tag compa­tible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Wi-Fi Yes (IEEE802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
Eye-Fi Yes
Power Power Source DC3.6V (supplied battery) / DC5.0V (supplied AC adaptor)
Battery System NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (Camera mode) Approx. 1.9W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.3W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply Yes (Shooting, Playback)
Battery Life [Still Images*10]
Monitor: Approx. 280 / Approx. 140min., Viewfinder:Approx. 230 / Approx. 115min.

[Movies (actual shooting)*11*12]
Monitor: Approx. 45 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 45 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. conti­nuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB)
[Movies (conti­nuous shooting)*11]
Monitor: Approx. 80 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 85 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. conti­nuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB)*13

Others PlayMe­mories Camera Apps Yes
Shooting functions Eye AF / Face Detection / Face Regis­tration / Still Image Recording (during movie recording) / Smile shutter / Grid Line / Quick Navi / Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll) / WB Bracket / DRO Bracketing / MF Assist / Peaking / Zebra / Marker Display / Micref Level / Step Zoom / Quick Zoom / Self-portrait timer / TC/UB / Photo­grapher Name & Copyright / ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed / PC Remote Control
Playback Functions BRAVIA Sync / 9/25-frame index view / Auto orien­tation / Slide Show / Forward/Rewind (Movie) / Delete / Protect / Motion Shot Video / Beauty Effect / TRILUMINOS Colour*15/ 4K image output
Supplied access­ories Rechar­geable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, strap adapter, Instruction Manual

*1   Optical zoom from the wide side.
*2   REI = Recom­mended Exposure Index
*3   Achieved by using overlay burst shooting.
*4   You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode.
*5   Speed will be slowing after taking some shots.
*6   Self-Timer is available.
*7   For movies, compa­tible Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card or microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC card (Class 4 or faster speed is recom­mended) can be used.
*8   with Adaptor (optional)
*9   Supports Micro USB compa­tible device.
*10   The LCD screen is turned on, shooting once every 30 seconds, the zoom is switched alter­nately between the W and T ends the flash strobes once every two times, the power turns on and off once every ten times.
*11   Conti­nuous shooting is possible for appro­xi­mately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications,default setting).
*12   Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by, power off.
*13   Based on non-stop recording until the limit (29 minutes or 4GB) has been reached, and then continued recording again. Shooting functions such as zoom will not be available.
*14   Models capable of extended-gamut recording and HDMI trans­mission function for both still images and movies.