General

compared to recent compacts
Brand
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Sony
Lowest price
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$1,027.49
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Announced
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February 2012
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Sensor

Type
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CMOS
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Sensor size
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1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Megapixels
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18 MP
Light sensitivity
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12,800 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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9.7 MP
Native resolution
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4896 × 3672
Pixel size
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1.6 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
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Resolution
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921k dots
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Touch screen
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No
Flips out
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No
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Lens

Zoom
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20x
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Wide angle
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25 mm
Telephoto
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500 mm
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Aperture (wide angle)
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f/3.2
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.8
Macro focus
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1.0 cm
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Form factor

Size
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107×62×35 mm
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Depth
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1.4"
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Weight
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254 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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No
Waterproof
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No
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Viewfinder

Type
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None

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 60fps
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Supports 24p
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No
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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No
Autofocus
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Unknown
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 30fps
  3. 1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps
  4. 1080p @ 60fps

Features

Panorama
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Yes
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HDR
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Yes
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3D
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Yes
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Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
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Supports RAW
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No
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GPS
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Yes
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Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown
Shutter lag
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Unknown
Battery life
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320 shots
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Continuous shooting
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10 fps
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Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Focus points
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9
Cross type focus points
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Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/1600s
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Min
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30s
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Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
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External connection
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No

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. Memory Stick Duo
  2. Memory Stick PRO Duo
  3. Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  4. SD
  5. SDHC
  6. SDXC