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First of Sony's new translucent mirror SLRs offering a super fast 10 frames per second shooting mode and full hd video. It has a 16mp APS CMOS sensor and live view on a tilting 3in LCD screen.
Discontinued No Data Edit
Year announced 2010 Edit
Lens Mounts
  • Sony A
  • Minolta AF
  • Sony Alpha
Effective Magnification 1.5x Edit
Image Sensor
Pixels 16.2Mp (Megapixels) Edit
Pixels (W) 4912 Edit
Pixels (H) 3264 Edit
Sensor Type CMOS Edit
Sensor Size APS-C Edit
Sensor Size (width) No Data Edit
Sensor Size (height) No Data Edit
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in Edit
Brightness adjust Yes Edit
Tilting screen Yes Edit
Live view Yes Edit
Screen resolution 921k dots Edit
Touch Screen No Edit
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 30sec Edit
Shutter speeds longest 4000sec Edit
B-setting Yes Edit
Self Timer 10, 2 Edit
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
AE lock Yes Edit
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
ISO sensitivity 100 - 12800 Edit
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
Digital filter Yes Edit
Exposure Comp +/-2 Edit
Auto Exposure Bracketing 1/3 EV / 2/3 EV increments, 3 frames Edit
Viewfinder field of view 100% Edit
Depth of field preview Yes Edit
Interchangable focusing screen No Edit
Viewfinder Resolution 1.44M Edit
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 10fps Edit
Multiple exposure No Edit
Sound recording Yes Edit
Movie mode Yes Edit
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
Video FPS No Data Edit
Stereo Sound No Data Edit
Optical Zoom with Video Yes Edit
Flash Guide Number (ISO100/m) 10m Edit
Flash sync speed 1/160 Edit
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Rear Curtain
  • High speed sync
  • Wireless
  • Red eye reduction
  • Slow sync
Flash sync socket
  • Hot shoe
Flash compensation +/-2ev Edit
Flash Range No Data Edit
Shooting Performance
Shutter response No Data Edit
Focus speed - Wide No Data Edit
Focus speed - Telephoto No Data Edit
Switch on time to first photo No Data Edit
Shot to shot speed No Data Edit
Shot to shot speed - flash No Data Edit
Continuous shooting - JPEG No Data Edit
Continuous shooting - Flash No Data Edit
Continuous shooting - RAW No Data Edit
Other Features
Number of Custom Functions 0 Edit
Dust removal Yes Edit
Image Stabilisation Yes Edit
Histogram Yes Edit
Thumbnail / Index view Yes Edit
Video out No Edit
Slide show mode No Edit
Zoom playback 12x Edit
GPS enabled No Data Edit
HDMI Yes Edit
USB USB 2 Edit
Firewire No Edit
  • PC
Wi-Fi No Data Edit
Ethernet No Edit
NFC No Data Edit
Bluetooth No Data Edit
Microphone Socket No Data Edit
Headphone Socket No Data Edit
Card Type
  • Memory Stick
  • SD
  • SDHC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Internal Memory No Data Edit
Power Source
Battery Type NP-FW50 Edit
CIPA Rating 330 Edit
Box Contents
Box Contents No Data Edit
Weight 441g Edit
Width 124.4mm Edit
Height 92mm Edit
Depth 84.7mm Edit

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