Super-thin powerhouse with a colorful 3.3" OLED touch screen. Its 18.2MP sensor and 5X optical/10X Clear Image zoom lens capture sharp pictures and AVCHDTM 1080/60i videos. High Speed AF improves focusing speed and accuracy, while Picture Effects and 3D Sweep Panorama modes expand creativity.
18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor - The 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera's sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details.
Slim and stylish design - At just over 1/2" thin and only 3.3 oz, this stylish camera is the perfect size to take with you almost anywhere. Slip it into a pocket, purse, or backpack and be ready to shoot memorable moments.
High speed AF - To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ processor, which provides intelligent response data to a new high speed actuator motor in the lens. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds even in low light.
Full HD 1080/60i - Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video.1 This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
Optical zoom plus Clear image 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.
Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps - Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode - Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking.4 Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization.Now it's easier than ever to obtain sharp, blur-free movies even when zooming in unsteady situations, such as shooting with one hand while walking.
3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode - Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities.3 Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way.
Picture Effect - 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 models have up to nine effects.
Photo Creativity - Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color, and vividness, and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera's monitor or in the viewfinder before shooting.
Background Defocus - DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.
Superior Auto mode - Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 36 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.
Face Detection technology - Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Smile Shutter technology - Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Anti-blink function - It's frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Soft Skin mode - Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
Intelligent Scene Recognition mode - Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 36 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
Natural Flash - Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects.
Motion Detection - Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
- Capture 18.2MP ultra-high definition images even in low-light
- As slender as a single AA battery plus a large 3.3" OLED
- High speed AF keeps the subject in focus, even in low light
- AVCHDTM 1080/60i with dual record of stills and movies
- 5x Optical zoom plus 10x clear image zoom
- Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps
- Optical Image stabilization with improved active mode
- 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode
- Picture Effect for more expressive photos
- Adjust brightness, color, and vividness with Photo Creativity
- Background Defocus highlights your subject like a DSLR
- Superior Auto; awesome shots, automatically
- Face Detection and Smile Shutter technologies
- Anti-blink, Face Priority and Red-eye Reduction functions
- Soft Skin mode reduces visible blemishes, and wrinkles
- iSCN detects 36 scene conditions and adjusts camera settings
- Natural Flash corrects color balance for lifelike shots
- Motion Detection suppresses blur in people and other subjects
- Sweep Multi Angle technology for 3D-like view on the camera's LCD
Camera Type: Touch screen
Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross: 18.9MP
Effective Picture Resolution: 18.2MP
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Media Type: optional Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card
Still Image Mode: JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9: 13M(4896?2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3: 18M(4,896 x 3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size: Sweep Panorama:HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size: 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode: AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ(1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4:12M(1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M(1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie: Yes
Dual Record: Yes
Audio Format: AC3 (Stereo)
Wind Noise Reduction: Off/on
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Aperture: f 3.5-4.8
Optical Zoom: 5x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Still 16:9: 28-140mm / Still 4:3: 26-130mm / Movie 16:9: 28-140mm(SteadyShot Standard), 30-150mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 35-175mm(SteadyShot Standard), 37-185mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction: 12 elements in 10 groups(including 6 aspheric elements, 1 prism)
Minimum Focus Distance: iAuto:AF(W:Approx.3cm(0.1'') to Infinity, T:Approx.60cm(1.97') to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.8cm(0.26') to Infinity, T:Approx.60cm(1.97') to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements: 6
Clear Image Zoom: 10x
Macro Mode: Yes
Steady Shot Mode:Active: Yes
LCD Type: 3.3" Xtra Fine OLED display (1,229K dots)
Brightness Control: 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Grid Display: Yes (Off / On)
Touch Panel: Yes
AF Modes: Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Flexible Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus / Flexible Spot AF(Tracking Focus) / Flexible Spot AF(Face Tracking Focus)
AF Illuminator: Auto / Off
Metering Modes: Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
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 / Hi-speed Shutter
D-Range Optimizer: Standard
ISO: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode: Auto (Intelligent) / 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
Self-timer: Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds: Auto(2" - 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
Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: Approx.0.08m - 3.7m(3 1/4 inches to 12 feet 1 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.0.6m - 2.6 m(1 feet 11 5/8 inches to 8 feet 6 3/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.5.2 m(17 feet 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.3.7 m(12 feet 1 3/4 inches)(T)
Red-Eye Reduction: Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect: Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Anti Motion Blur: Yes
Sweep Panorama: Sweep Panorama / Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection: 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology: Yes
Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing: Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto: Yes
Shooting Tips: Yes
Background Defocus: Yes
Superior Auto: Yes
Tracking Focus: Off / Auto
Blink Detection: Yes
Picture Effects: HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Memory Card Slot: MS Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2) and Micro SD/Micro SDHC Compatible
HD Output: Micro HDMI
USB Port(s): Multi Type3b(AV/USB/DC IN), Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): 3 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 17/32" (92.9 x 54.4 x 13.4mm)
Weight (Approx.): 3.8 oz. (109g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): 3.3 oz. (94g)
Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity: typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.0W
Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W