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 (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
Scene Selection Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure compensation +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
AE bracketing Bracket: Single/Bracket: Cont., 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1.0 EV increments.
AE lock Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu.
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Still images: ISO 100-25600 (expandable to ISO 50-102400 for shooting still images), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
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.