• Focus modes

        Auto-focus / manual focus selectable (auto-focus modes: AF automatic selection, one-shot AF, continuous AF, direct manual focus)

      • Exposure modes

        Program AE (Auto mode / P-Mode, with program shift), aperture-priority AE (A-Mode), shutter-priority AE (S-Mode), manual (M-Mode)

      • Scene selector

        Portrait, landscape, macro, sports, evening, night, night portrait

      • Exposure compensation

        +/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)

      • Main functions

        Focus areas selection (wide area / 9-point local frame selection / fixed centre spot focus), predictive focus for moving subjects, auto-tracking focus point, focus lock (by half pressing shutter butto

      • Sensitivity range

        EV1 - EV18, ISO 100 equivalent

      • AE lock

        Automatically activated with AF lock, available with AE lock button

      • Eye-start AF

        Selectable via main menu

      • Sensor

        CCD line sensors (9 points, 8 lines with centre cross-hair sensor)

      • AF illuminator

        Activated via built-in flash in lowlight / low-contrast situations, range: 1 - 5m

      • Metering type

        Direct TTL metering (40- segment honeycomb-pattern metering, center-weighted metering, spot metering)

      • Metering sensor

        40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC

      • Metering range

        EV1 - EV20 (EV4 - EV20 with spot metering), ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4 lens

      • Type

        TTL phase-detection system

      • Guide no.

        GN 12 (in meters at ISO 100)

      • Flash metering and control

        ADI/ Pre- flash TTL flash metering, manually activated

      • Effective area

        18mm lens coverage equivalent (same focal length)

      • Flash compensation

        +/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)

      • Flash modes

        Automatic, Fill flash, Red-eye reduction pre-flash, Rear Sync Flash, Wireless*, High-speed sync*, Slow sync (with AE lock on) *Requires compatible external flash

      • Compatible OS

        Microsoft Windows Me / 2000 Professional / XP Home Edition / XP Professional, Macintosh Mac OS X (v.10.1.3 and later)

      • Video output

        NTSC / PAL selectable

      • PC interface

        USB2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage mode / PTP mode)

      • Other display functions

        Enlarged view (maximum zoom : L size -12x, M size - 9x, S size - 6x), overexposure / underexposure warning, slideshow, image orientation (automatic rotation mode on/off)

      • Image display modes

        Single image (image only, image + information, image + information + histogram), index (4 / 9 / 16 images), tabbed browsing

      • Information display

        Navigation display functions, enlarged text view, camera orientation adjustment

      • LCD monitor

        2.5-inch low temperature polysilicon TFT display (Clear Photo LCD Plus), 230,000 total pixels

      • Lens Used

        All Sony lenses, Konica Minolta Maxxum/Dynax Alpha Lenses

      • Camera Type

        Digital SLR camera with built-in flash and interchangeable lenses

      • Sensitivity

        Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Lo 80, Hi 200

      • Aspect ratio

        3:02

      • Sensor

        23.6 x 15.8mm (APS-C size) interlace scan CCD with primary colour filter

      • Dust reduction

        Static-resistant anti-dust coating (Indium Tin Oxide) with Anti-Dust Vibration mechanism

      • No. of pixels

        Total: 10.8 megapixels; Effective: 10.2 megapixels

      • Printing output control

        Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, PictBridge

      • Power display

        5 levels

      • External power source

        AC adaptor - AV-VQ900AM (optional)

      • Battery

        NP-FM55H

      • Battery performance

        Approx. 750 frames recorded (CIPA measurement)

      • A/D conversion

        12 bit

      • Colour modes

        sRGB, Adobe RGB

      • Format function

        FAT 12, 16, 32

      • Delete function

        Single, multiple or all frames in a folder / memory card can be deleted. Folders can be deleted in the File Browser.

      • D-Range Optimiser

        Advanced / Standard / Off (automatically off in M-Mode)

      • Noise reduction

        Available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec

      • Image quality modes

        Standard, Fine, RAW, RAW+JPEG

      • Recording media

        Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (includes Memory Stick Duo adaptor for CompactFlash slot), Compact Flash (Type I & II), Microdrive

      • No. of recorded pixels

        L (10MP): 3,872 x 2,592; M (5.6MP): 2,896 x 1,936; S (2.5MP): 1,920 x 1,280

      • File Format

        JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG (DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF 1.1 print functions supported, Exif 2.21 supported)

      • Exposure bracketing

        Single or continuous shot (3 frames), 0.3EV / 0.7EV increments

      • Continuous shooting limit

        JPEG: unlimited (depending on media write speed and capacity), RAW: 6 frames, RAW+JPEG 3 frames

      • Other functions

        After-view, depth-of-field preview, zone-matching

      • White balance bracketing

        3 frames, 2-step increments

      • Continuous shooting rate

        Up to 3 frames per second

      • Digital effect control modes

        Adjustment functions: 8 modes (standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Evening, Night / Night Portrait, Monochrome, Adobe RGB), contrast, saturation and sharpness settings (+/- 2 steps) are also possibl

      • Self-timer

        10 sec., 2 sec. (with mirror up), LED and buzzer signals

      • Type

        Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

      • Flash sync speed

        1/160 sec. (1/125 sec. with Super SteadyShot on)

      • Speed range

        1/4000 sec. -30 sec., bulb

      • Dimensions (WxHxD)

        Approx. 133.1 x 94.7 x 71.3mm (5.2” x 3.7” x 2.8”)

      • Weight Approx.

        545g (not including battery or accessories)

      • Compensation

        Approx. 2EV - 3.5EV decrease in shutter speed (varies according to conditions and lens used)

      • Display

        Indicator inside viewfinder

      • System

        CCD-shift mechanism

      • Type

        Fixed eye-level

      • Diopter control

        -2.5 - 1.0m-1

      • Pentaprism

        Roof mirror type

      • Settings

        Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash), colour temperature (2500 - 9900k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation), custom