General

compared to recent mirrorless cameras
Brand
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Sony
Lowest price
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$783.51
Announced
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August, 2011
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Sensor

Type
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CMOS
Size
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APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
Crop factor
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1.5x
Megapixels
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16 MP
Light sensitivity
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25,600 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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Unknown
Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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16 MP
Native resolution
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4912 x 3264
Pixel size
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22.8 µm²
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Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3.0"
Resolution
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920k dots
Touch screen
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Yes
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Flips out
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Yes
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Live view
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Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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21 lenses
Lens focus motor
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Yes
Lens mount
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Sony E

Form factor

Size
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111x59x38 mm
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Depth
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1.5"
Weight
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269 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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No

Viewfinder

Type
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None
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Movies

Format
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1080p @ 60fps
Supports 24p
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Yes
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High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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No
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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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Yes
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All formats
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1080p @ 24fps
1440 x 1080 @ 30fps
480p @ 30fps
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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None
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Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No

Performance

Startup delay
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1900 ms
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Shutter lag
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235 ms
Battery life
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460 shots
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Continuous shooting
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10 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Focus points
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25
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Cross type focus points
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Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s
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Min
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30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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No
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External connection
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Yes
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Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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SDXC
Memory Stick PRO Duo
SDHC
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
SD

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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77.0
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Color depth
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23.6 bits
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Dynamic range
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12.7 EV
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Low light performance
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1,079 ISO