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81%
Dec 13, 2011
80%
Jan 22, 2014
79%
Nov 7, 2013
84%
Oct 28, 2013
80%
Jun 3, 2014
Aug 24, 2011
Oct 16, 2013
Aug 1, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Feb 12, 2014
 
 
$1699.99 / £1299 (body only), $1999.99 / £1549 (with 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 lens)
$999 (body only), $1099 (with 14-42 lens)
$1399/£1299
$799 with 16-50mm Powerzoom
 
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
 
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium Alloy
Magnesium alloy
Composite
 
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
4592 x 3448
4608 x 3456
6000 x 4000
6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, 3008 x 1688
6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000
4592 x 3064, 4592 x 3064, 4592 x 2584, 3424 x 3424, 3232 x 2424, 3232 x 2160, 3232 x 1824, 2416 x 2416, 2272 x 1704, 2272 x 1520, 1920 x 1080, 1712 x 1712
 
6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, 3008 x 1688
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels
24 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
17 megapixels
17 megapixels
25 megapixels
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Bionz
Bionz X
Venus Engine
TruePIC VII
Bionz X
 
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
 
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000
100-25600
Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
100-25600 in 1/3EV or 1EV increments
Auto, 100-25600 (51200 with Multi-Frame NR)
6
10
6
7
10
Yes
Yes
Yes (2)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
No
 
 
 
'5-axis' IS
 
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Extra fine, fine, standard
Fine, Standard
Super Fine, Fine, Normal, Basic
Extra fine, fine, normal
 
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
  • RAW (ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (DCF, EXIF 2.3), RAW, MPO
  • JPEG (DCF/Exif)
  • Raw (ORF)
  • MPO
  • JPEG (DCF v2.0, EXIF v2.3)
  • RAW (Sony ARW 2.3)
 
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia
 
  • Sharpness, contrast, saturation
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes (4)
Yes (2X, 4X)
Yes (2X)
Yes (2X)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (with focus peaking)
Yes
 
117
23
81
179
Sony E (NEX)
Sony E (NEX)
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
Sony E (NEX)
1.5×
 
2×
2×
1.5×
 
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
3
3
3
3
3
921,000
1,230,000
1,040,000
1,037,000
921,600
 
No
Yes
Yes
No
 
Xtra Fine LCD
LCD
 
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
1.09×
0.71×
1.39×
1.48×
0.7×
 
2,359,000
2,764,800
2,360,000
1,440,000
 
30 sec
30 sec
60 sec
60 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
  • iAuto
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • Bulb
  • Time
  • Scene Select
  • Art Filter
  • iAuto
  • Superior Auto
  • Programmed AE
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
 
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome, Panorama
  • Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye conversion lens, Wide conversion lens, Macro Conv., 3D
 
Yes (Pop-up)
No
Yes (Pop-up)
No (compact external flash included)
Yes
6.00 m
 
7.00 m (at ISO 200)
 
6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Yes (via hot-shoe)
Yes (hot-shoe, wireless)
Yes (via Multi Interface Shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
 
Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Slow sync w/red-eye reduction, off
Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync (1st curtain), Slow sync (1st curtain), Slow sync (2nd curtain), Manual
Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control
1/160 sec
 
1/320 sec
1/320 sec
1/160 sec
 
  • Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
  • Single
  • Burst
  • Auto Bracket
  • Self-timer
  • Single, sequential H, sequential L, self-timer (2 or 12 secs, custom)
 
10.0 fps
5.0 fps
5.0 fps
10.0 fps
11.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 or 5 images))
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs w/ 3 shots)
Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous (3-5 shot))
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
(at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±2 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
No
Yes
Yes (3 exposures in blue/amber or magneta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis)
Yes
 
1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 50p, 50i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
H.264, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, AVCHD
 
headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter
 
 
 
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
Yes (miniHDMI)
Yes (micro HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
 
Yes
 
 
No
 
Yes
 
 
No
Eye-Fi Connected
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
 
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with smartphone connectivity
802.11b/g/n with NFC
Yes (InfraRed (optional))
Yes (wired)
Yes
Yes (optional RM-UC1 wired remote)
Yes (wired or PC)
 
No
Yes
No
Yes (Dust, splash, freeze resistent)
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-ion rechargeable
BLN-1 lithium-ion battery pack
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and USB charger
430
340
350
350
420
400 g (0.88 lb / 14.11 oz)
474 g (1.04 lb / 16.72 oz)
402 g (0.89 lb / 14.18 oz)
497 g (1.10 lb / 17.53 oz)
344 g (0.76 lb / 12.13 oz)
120 x 67 x 43 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.69)
127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89)
123 x 71 x 55 mm (4.83 x 2.78 x 2.15)
130 x 94 x 63 mm (5.13 x 3.68 x 2.48)
120 x 67 x 45 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.77)
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
 
Yes
 
None
None
None
None
None