The new camera features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 7X Zoom lens (28 - 200mm, 35mm equivalent) with manual Zoom for greater framing control, to fully extract the performance of the 8.0-megapixel CCD sensor.
Five-Area Multi-Point Auto Focus evaluates five separate areas of the frame and intelligently focuses on the subject, displaying the selected focus point, or the user can choose any of the five points for manual control.
NightShot Infrared System enables the camera to capture infrared images in total darkness at a distance of up to 15 feet. NightFraming System captures crisp images in low or no light, this feature illuminates the subject with the NightShot system for proper framing, focuses with Hologram AF illuminator and lights the scene with the appropriate amount of flash.
In addition to JPEG and TIFF formats, the camera supports Sony's RAW format, which allows the photographer to change the parameters of an image (e.g., White Balance and color depth). Software is included for converting RAW files to other file types.
MPEG-VX Fine Mode records video at 640 x 480 Pixel Resolution at 30 frames per second, up to the capacity of the storage device, for TV-quality video.
The camera comes with an InfoLithium M battery, AC adapter/in-camera charger, A/V output cable, USB cable, lens hood, shoulder strap and lens cap. It measures 5 5/16" x 3 9/16" x 6 3/16"