86
Engadget
Score
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Model
body only

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E)
Resolution (effective)
16.1 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
External (lens)
Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E) (yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
16.1 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
External (lens)
ISO modes
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600

Flash

Flash
yes (External (shoe)) (Rear-curtain, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction)

Shooting

Focus
Autofocus (Tracking, AF assist lamp, Face / smile detection)

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
yes
Bulb mode
yes
Color space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Exposure modes
Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Program, Automatic
Exposure compensation
yes
Histogram
yes
Scene selection
yes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Night scene, Automatic)
White balance modes
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent / tungsten, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom / white set

Other features

Location support
no
Remote control
yes
Self-timer
yes
Speaker
yes
Tripod mount
yes
Water resistant
no

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (yes) (yes)

Storage

Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (SDXC, SDHC)

Image formats

Image formats
JPEG, RAW
Quality settings
Normal, Fine
Image aspect ratios
3:2, 16:9
Video recording
yes (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro port) (Micro-USB port) (USB charging, USB On-The-Go [host])
WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (Internal)
Video output
yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
330
Model
with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E)
Resolution (effective)
16.1 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E) (yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
16.1 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
ISO modes
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600

Flash

Flash
yes (Internal) (Rear-curtain, Slow sync)

Shooting

Focus
Autofocus (Face / smile detection)

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
yes
Color space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Exposure modes
Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual
Exposure compensation
yes
Histogram
yes
Scene selection
yes (Portrait, Landscape, Night portrait, Night scene, Automatic)
White balance modes
Automatic, Daylight, Incandescent / tungsten, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom / white set

Other features

Self-timer
yes
Speaker
yes
Tripod mount
yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (yes) (yes)

Storage

Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (SDXC, SDHC)

Image formats

Video recording
yes (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro port) (Micro-USB port) (USB charging, USB On-The-Go [host])
Video output
yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
330
Model
with 18-55mm Lens

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E)
Resolution (effective)
16.1 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E) (yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
16.1 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
ISO modes
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600

Flash

Flash
yes (Internal) (Rear-curtain, Slow sync)

Shooting

Focus
Autofocus (Face / smile detection)

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
yes
Color space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Exposure modes
Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual
Exposure compensation
yes
Histogram
yes
Scene selection
yes (Portrait, Landscape, Night portrait, Night scene, Automatic)
White balance modes
Automatic, Daylight, Incandescent / tungsten, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom / white set

Other features

Self-timer
yes
Speaker
yes
Tripod mount
yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (yes) (yes)

Storage

Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (SDXC, SDHC)

Image formats

Video recording
yes (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro port) (Micro-USB port) (USB charging, USB On-The-Go [host])
Video output
yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
330