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8.2MP photos from afar with the 20x zoom camera that fits in your pocket.

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Pros

20X optical zoom

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Excellent battery life

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Good image quality

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Great image stabilizer

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HD movies

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Cons

No viewfinder

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8.2MP photos from afar with the 20x zoom camera that fits in your pocket. There’s also ultra-smooth recording that minimizes shake while shooting on the move, perfect for video lovers. Like taking shots in near darkness but hate disturbing the mood with a flash? The Exmor R CMOS image sensor harnesses lots of light to make candlelit moments really shine.

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Features

  • 20x Optical/40x Clear Image Zoom G Lens
  • 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb low  light images
  • Keep your subject in focus with Lock-On AF
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/ NFC3
  • Motion Shot Video traces subject movement
  • 4K quality still image output via HDMI2
  • Sweep Panorama mode (up to 360)
  • Picture Effect for more expressive photos
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Color Options

  • White
  • Black
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Point and Shoot Digital Still Camera

You can’t do this with a smartphone. Snap pin-sharp, 18.2MP photos from afar with the 20x zoom camera that fits in your pocket. There’s also ultra-smooth recording that minimizes shake while shooting on the move, perfect for video lovers. Like taking shots in near darkness but hate disturbing the mood with a flash? The Exmor RCMOS image sensor harnesses lots of light to make candlelit moments really shine.

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20x Optical/40x Clear Image Zoom G Lens

Get amazingly close with 20x optical zoom plus 40x Clear Image digital zoom. Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.

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Shoot incredibly smooth video1 and stills

Shoot incredibly smooth video1 and still images with the new BIONZ X processor and Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active mode. When the processor and image stabilization technology work together they deliver sharp image quality with low noise and minimal blur even while the user is strolling and the camera is zoomed in.

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20.4 MP Exmorr R CMOS Sensor for superb low light images

This camera features a 20.4 megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s professional G Lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080p movie modes.

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Keep your subject in focus with Lock-On AF

Lock-On AF gives you the ability to focus on multiple points with subject recognition to keep your subject in sharp focus even when in motion.

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Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi or NFC3

Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi/NFC3 control. In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, the camera also supports NFC (near field communication) providing “one touch connection” convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control — a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone — connection to the smartphone can be established by simply touching compatible devices.

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Motion-Shot Video traces subject movement

Motion-Shot Video traces subject movement on the camera’s LCD for a unique visual effect. Use this playback function on the camera to study form and pathways of subjects.

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4K quality still image output via HDMI

Enjoy the beauty of 4K quality still image (4x the resolution of Full HD) via simple HDMI connection to compatible 4K TVs. The camera can also be connected via HDMI to HDTVs for full HD 1080p resolution images.

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Sweep Panorama mode (up to 360°)

Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and up to 360° full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.

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Picture Effect for more expressive photos

Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects.

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Specifications

  • Media Type:optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution:Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9:16:9mode:13M(4,896×2,752) / 7.5M(3,648×2,056) / 2.1M(1,920×1,080)
  • Still Image Size 3:2:3:2mode:16M(4,896×3,264) / 8.9M(3,648×2,432) / 4.5M(2,592×1,728)
  • Still Image Size 4:3:4:3mode:18M(4,896×3,672) / 10M(3,648×2,736) / 5M(2,592×1,944)
  • Panorama Still Image Size:Sweep Panorama:Wide(7,152×1,080/4,912×1,920),Standard(4,912×1,080/3,424×1,920),360(11,520×1,080)
  • Video Mode:AVCHD: 28M PS(1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX(1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i),MP4: 12M(1,440x1,080/30fps) / 3M VGA(640x480/30fps)
  • Audio Format:MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • Microphone/Speaker:Stereo / Mono
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent):Still 1:1: 28.5-1425mm / Still 3.2: 25-1250mm / Still 4:3: 24-1200mm / Movie 4.3: 32.5-1625mm / Still 16:9: 26-1300mm / Movie 16:9: 26-1300mm
  • Lens Construction:11elements in 10 groups(including 5 aspheric elements)
  • Minimum Focus Distance:iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity)
  • Brightness Control:5 (Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 (Dark)
  • AF Modes:Multi Point AF/Center Weighted AF/SpotAF/Tracking Focus/Face Tracking Focus
  • AF Illuminator:Auto / Off
  • Metering Modes:Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity:EV 2 to 16 (at ISO100 equivalent)
  • Exposure Compensation:Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
  • Scene Mode(s):High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode /Anti-motion blur/Backlight Correction HDR
  • ISO:Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
  • Noise Reduction:Long exposure NR, Multi Frame NR:Auto, ISO100-12800
  • White Balance Mode:Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
  • Minimum Illumination:Auto:20lux(Shutter Speed 1/30) / High Sensitivity:10lux(Shutter Speed 1/30)
  • ISO Sensitivity (Movie):ISO80-3200(iAuto), ISO80-3200(Superior Auto), ISO80-1600(Program Auto)
  • Drive Mode:Single / Continuous shooting / Self-timer / Self-portrait
  • Self-timer:Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
  • Shutter Speeds:iAuto (4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto (1" - 1/1600)
  • Burst Mode:Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
  • Flash Modes:Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
  • Flash Coverage:ISO Auto: Approx. 0.2m to 4.3m (7 7/8 inches to 14 feet 1 3/8 inches)(W) / Approx. 2.0m to 2.4 m (6 feet 6 3/4 inches to 7 feet 10 1/2 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 6.1 m (20 feet 1/4 inches)(W) / Approx. 3.4 m (11 feet 1 7/8 inches)(T)
  • Self Timer:Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
  • Erase/Protect:Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
  • Power Save Mode:1min / 2min / 5min / 30min
  • Sweep Panorama:Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
  • Image Stabilization:Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active mode
  • Memory Card Slot:MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
  • NFC:NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
  • Power Consumption (in Operation):Approx.1.0W
  • Power Requirements:AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
  • Supplied Software:Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home
  • Operating System Compatibility:Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows 7 SP1; Windows 8; Mac OS X (10.6-10.8)
  • Picture Effects:Toy/PopColor/Posterization/Retro Photo/Soft HighKey&Focus/Partial Color/HighContrast Mono/HDPainting/Richtone Monochrome/Miniature/Watercolor/Ill
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I resize another photo from a photo inside the camera?

    Not with this Cybershot Point and Shoot, however it does do one thing which is rather unusual; if you had the camera in an angle shot and rotated the camera, it will sometimes RESIZE the image but there are no options to resize the image if you wanted to.

  • Is this a mirrorless camera?

    Yes it is, but you don't recognize it because of its design; remember it's a point and shoot even with macros and does very well with videos too.

  • Does it work with iOS?

    1. On the touch screen of your Apple® iOS device, tap to select Settings. 2. Tap Privacy. * NOTE: If Privacy is grayed out and cannot be selected, make sure the Restrictions option is set to Off by following the below steps. The same passcode you used to set this option is necessary to disable it. 4. Tap General. 5. Tap Restrictions. 6. Enter your passcode. 7. Tap Disable Restrictions. Tap Photos. Find and tap the PlayMemories Mobile app. Tap to move the onscreen slide switch to ON.

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