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Jul 18, 2012
Jan 6, 2014
May 18, 2009
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
May 1, 2014
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
Apr 6, 2014
 
 
$499.95 / £399.99
 
 
 
 
$1199 (body only), $1799 (w/16-50 F2.8 lens)
$1699.99 / £1299 (body only), $1999.99 / £1549 (with 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 lens)
$2299.99 / £1699 (body only)
$2499
 
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
 
 
 
 
 
 
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
4000 x 3000
4608 x 3456
3872 x 2592
4592 x 3056
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
7360 x 4912
4240 x 2832
4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 904, 1504 x 1504
4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1840, 2432 x 2432, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728
3872 x 2176, 2896 x 1936, 2896 x 1632, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1088
4592 x 2576, 3344 x 2224, 2288 x 1520, 2288 x 1280
6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, 3008 x 1688
6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, 3008 x 1688
6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4440 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, x 3008 x 1688
6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000
7360 x 4144, 4800 x 3200, 4800 x 2704, 3680 x 2072, 2400 x 1600
4240 x 2384, 2768 x 1848, 2768 x 1560, 2128 x 1416, 2128 x 1200, 1376 x 920, 1376 x 776
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
12 megapixels
16 megapixels
10 megapixels
14 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
36 megapixels
12 megapixels
13 megapixels
17 megapixels
11 megapixels
15 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
37 megapixels
12 megapixels
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No optical low-pass filter
 
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CCD
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Venus Engine VII FHD
 
Bionz
Bionz
Bionz
Bionz
Bionz X
Bionz X
Bionz X
Bionz X
 
sRGB
 
 
 
 
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
 
Primary color filter
 
 
 
 
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, (6400 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 12800
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, (25600 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, (25600 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000 (50, 25600 with boost)
Auto (ISO 100-51200), Manual (ISO 100-25600)
100-25600
100-25600
Auto, 100-102400
 
 
 
 
 
50
50
50
50
50
6400
 
 
25600
25600
25600
51200
 
 
 
5
6
6
6
8
8
9
10
10
10
Yes (2)
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (3 slots)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
No
No
No
 
5-axis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Standard
 
Fine, Standard
 
Fine, Normal
Extra Fine, Fine, Normal
Super fine, fine, normal
Extra fine, fine, standard
Extra fine, fine, standard
Extra fine, fine, standard
  • JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3)
  • RAW
  • MPO
  • JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)
  • RAW (RAF)
 
 
 
 
  • JPEG (DCF v2.0, EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
  • RAW (ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
  • RAW (ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
  • RAW (ARW 2.3)
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Color Saturation
  • Noise Reduction
 
 
 
 
 
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia
  • Contrast, saturation, sharpness
 
25–600 mm
24–1200 mm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24×
50×
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F2.8
F2.8–5.6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • 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
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
Yes (flash type)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (2)
No
No
No
No
Yes (2X)
Yes (4)
Yes (4)
Yes (2x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
30 cm (11.81)
40 cm (15.75)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23
 
9
15
15
19
79
117
25
25
 
 
Sony/Minolta Alpha
Sony/Minolta Alpha
Sony/Minolta Alpha
Sony/Minolta Alpha
Sony/Minolta Alpha
Sony E
Sony E
Sony E
 
 
1.5×
1.5×
1.5×
1.5×
1.5×
 
 
1×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Tilting
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
3
3
2.7
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
460,000
920,000
230,400
921,000
921,000
921,000
1,229,000
1,230,000
1,230,000
921,000
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display
TFT LCD
 
 
 
 
WhiteMagic TFT
Xtra Fine LCD
Xtra Fine LCD
TFT-LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Quick Live View system)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
Optical (pentamirror)
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
100%
97%
95%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
 
 
0.74× (0.49× 35mm equiv.)
1.1× (0.73× 35mm equiv.)
1.1× (0.73× 35mm equiv.)
1.1× (0.73× 35mm equiv.)
1.09× (0.73× 35mm equiv.)
0.71×
0.71×
0.71×
1,312,000
920,000
 
1,150,000
2,359,000
2,359,000
2,359,000
2,359,000
2,359,000
2,400,000
 
60 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Creative Video
  • Creative Control
  • Scene
  • SR Auto
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Panorama
  • Scene
 
 
 
 
  • iAuto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Portrait
  • Soft Skin
  • Scenery
  • Panorama Shot
  • Sports
  • Panning
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scenery Handheld Night Shot
  • HDR
  • Food
  • Baby1
  • Baby2
  • Pet
  • Sunset
  • High Sensitivity
  • Glass Through
  • 3D photo
 
 
 
 
 
  • Portrait
  • Sports Action
  • Macro
  • Landscape
  • Sunset
  • Night Scene
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • Night Portrait
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
No
No
No
13.50 m
8.00 m
10.00 m
10.00 m (@ ISO 100)
10.00 m
12.00 m
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
 
 
 
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (via hotshoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, PC Sync)
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Wireless
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
Auto, fill, rear sync, slow sync
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/250 sec
 
 
1/250 sec
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
 
 
 
 
 
  • Single-frame
  • Continuous high/low
  • Continuous advance priority AE
  • Self-timer
  • Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
  • Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
  • Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
12.0 fps
10.0 fps
2.5 fps
7.0 fps
10.0 fps
12.0 fps
12.0 fps
5.0 fps
4.0 fps
5.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
(3 frames )
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
(3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
(3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
(3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes (3 shots, low/high selectable)
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (240, 120, 30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
 
1920 x 1080 (60, 29.97 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
XAVC S 1080/60p(50Mbps), 30p (50Mbps), 24p (50Mbps). 720 120p (50Mbps). AVCHD 60p (28Mbps), 60i (24Mbps/17Mbps), 24p (24Mbps/17Mbps)
MPEG-4, AVCHD
H.264
 
MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p, 50p (PSH: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps) ; 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps); 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 30, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps)
High speed movie: 120/240/480 fps
 
 
 
 
 
headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter
headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter
XLR support via adapter
Stereo
Stereo
None
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
None
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SC/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
70 MB internal
25MB
None
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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)
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 )
Yes (Mini HDMI)
Yes
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (mini HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4:2:2 8-bit 4K or 1080 video output)
 
No
 
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
 
 
 
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Built-In
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
 
802.11 b/g/n
 
 
 
 
802.11b/g/n with NFC
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
with NFC and wireless control via smartphone
Yes (Optional DMWRSL1)
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (Wireless (Optional))
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional)
Yes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)
Yes (wired)
Yes (wired)
Yes (wired)
 
No
Yes (Dust and weather-resistent)
No
No
No
Yes (Dust and moisture resistant)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
NP-85 lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 rechargeable battery & charger
Rechargeable NP-FW50 battery & charger
Rechargeable NP-FM500H battery & charger
Rechargeable NP-FM500H battery & charger
NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery and charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
540
350
230
 
 
470
480
340
340
380
588 g (1.30 lb / 20.74 oz)
680 g (1.50 lb / 23.99 oz)
529 g (1.17 lb / 18.66 oz)
500 g (1.10 lb / 17.64 oz)
622 g (1.37 lb / 21.94 oz)
732 g (1.61 lb / 25.82 oz)
647 g (1.43 lb / 22.82 oz)
474 g (1.04 lb / 16.72 oz)
465 g (1.03 lb / 16.40 oz)
489 g (1.08 lb / 17.25 oz)
125 x 87 x 110 mm (4.92 x 3.43 x 4.33)
133 x 91 x 110 mm (5.24 x 3.58 x 4.33)
128 x 97 x 71 mm (5.04 x 3.82 x 2.8)
124 x 92 x 85 mm (4.88 x 3.62 x 3.35)
132 x 97 x 81 mm (5.2 x 3.82 x 3.19)
143 x 104 x 81 mm (5.63 x 4.09 x 3.19)
143 x 104 x 81 mm (5.63 x 4.09 x 3.19)
127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89)
127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89)
127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes (up to 6 hrs)
No
 
 
 
 
No
No
No
None
Optional
None
None
Built-in
Built-in
None
None
None
None
 
via smartphone