Imaging: 16.2MP effective, APS-C-sized, Exmor CMOS sensor captures images at 4912x3264 pixels with 12 bits/color in RAW mode.
Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC, or Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo. Stores JPEG, ARW RAW, or RAW + JPEG files.
Video: Records up to 1920x1080 pixels at 60i fps in AVCHD format with 17 Mbps average bit rate, or up to 1440x1080 pixels at 30p fps in MP4 format with 12 Mbps average bit rate; built-in stereo microphone; stereo minijack input.
Burst rate: Full-sized JPEGs (Fine mode), up to 14 shots at 5.5 fps; RAW, up to 6 shots at 5.5 fps (12 bit).
AF system: TTL phase detection with 15 illuminated focus points (3 cross-type); single-shot, continuous AF, and auto selectable; tested sensitivity down to EV –2 (at ISO 100, f/1.4), though Sony rates sensitivity to EV –1.
Live view: Same TTL phase detection as listed above.
Shutter speeds: 1/4000 to 30 sec, plus B (1/3-EV increments); shutter life not rated.
Metering: TTL metering using 1200-zone evaluative, centerweighted, and spotmetering; range, –2 to 17 EV (at ISO 100).
ISO range: ISO 100–12,800 (in 1-EV increments).
Flash: Built-in pop-up with TTL autoflash and wireless control of optional flash units, GN 33 (ISO 100, feet), covers 18mm lens field of view. Flash sync to 1/160 sec; dedicated Sony/Minolta hot-shoe.
EVF: Fixed eye-level LCD with 1.44 million-dot resolution; 100% accuracy; 1.1X magnification.
LCD: 3-in. TFT with 921,00-dot resolution.
Output: Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and mini HDMI video.
Battery: Rechargeable NP-FW50 Li-ion, CIPA rating, 440 shots with EVF, 420 shots with LCD screen.
Size/weight: 4.8x3.6x3.6 in., 1.44 lb with a card and battery.
Street price: $600, body only; $700 with DT 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 SAM zoom lens.