Amazing low-light shots.
Extremely high sensitivity and remarkably low noise are achieved by Sony's massive new 20.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor. Its back illumination technology collects light more efficiently and combines with image processing advances to bring noise to unbelievably low levelsequivalent to noise one stop lower sensitivity in the renowned RX100 II.
Beautiful defocussed backgrounds.
Legendary Carl Zeiss optics and unrivaled Sony imaging technology merge in a compact, high-performance lens that offers supremely accurate performance, powerful 3.6x (28-100mm at 35mm equivalent) optical zoom capabilities and an enormous f/1.8 aperture with almost perfectly round seven-blade diaphragm for beautiful background defocusing.
Wireless sharing to smartphones and tablets.
Touch your Android smartphone or tablet to the camera to create a connection. No setup is required beyond downloading the free PlayMemories Mobile app to your device. Made possible by NFC technology, once connected, you can remotely control the camera's shutter release from your mobile device and instantly receive the captured image via Wi-Fi.
High-fidelity BIONZ image processing engine.
Sony's BIONZ imaging engine employs powerful algorithms to transform data captured by the CMOS sensor into beautiful images with accurate colour, rich tonal gradations and minimal noise. It brings out the beauty of images captured at high ISO settingsup to ISO 12800, which surpasses the RX100and handles the most demanding tasks with precision.
Expand your shooting options.
A Multi Interface Shoe lets you attach wide-ranging accessories for photo and movie shooting. These include an electronic viewfinder, powerful external flash unit and stereo microphone. You can also connect with a compatible remote control via Multi Terminal.
Shoot from the hip.
The 3.0-inch, 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine monitor displays scenes extra clearly, even in bright sunlight. It can be tilted up to 45° downward to shoot over crowds or up to 84° upward to capture pets eye to eye. You'll enjoy clear, faithful reproduction thanks to WhiteMagic wizardry, which combines white and RGB pixels to boost brightness and visibility.
Intuitively adjust settings with the control ring.
Simply rotate the control ring around the lens to adjust camera settings with ease. It turns smoothly and steplessly with clear feedback on the LCD to provide precise, intuitive adjustment usually reserved for SLR cameras.
Function button puts your favourites at your fingertips.
Your favourite functions are only a press away thanks to the easily customizable Function button. Just press to access, then adjust parameters with the control ring. You can assign up to 7 functions from a list of 17 possibilities.
Instantly access perfect settings.
Whenever you find a perfect combination of camera settings for a certain type of shooting situation, you can save it in memory by using the Memory Recall mode. Should a similar situation arise, you can immediately activate the saved combination via dial. This mode can memorize up to three groups of settings (including exposure modes, shutter speed, Drive mode, ISO, White Balance, Metering modes and more).
Fine-tune images via Photo Creativity interface.
Now it's easy to achieve exactly the look you desire. Just rotate the rear control dial to intuitively fine-tune properties of your image in real-time on the screen. This Photo Creativity interface lets you adjust Background Defocus, Colour, Brightness and Vividness as well as overlay these multiple effects.
Discover your own Creative Style.
Bring out the character of your scene by selecting the Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset or B/W mode. You can also fine-tune contrast, sharpness and saturation (where applicable) to suit your personal preference.
A studio you can hold in your hands.
Picture Effect transforms your photos and videos into unique works of art from within the camera. Fulfill your creative vision with 13 modes, including Toy Camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour and High- contrast Monochrome. Real-time preview is available for most effects.
Record Full HD movies in 60p or cinematic 24p.
Take full advantage of the bright lens and sensitive sensor to create movies of breathtaking quality with extremely low noise, even in dark environments. Movies are recorded at Full HD resolution at 60p for supremely smooth playback or 24p for a more expressive cinematic look. You can also enjoy the unlimited manual creative freedom of P/A/S/M modes.
Cut, crop, and track any subject perfectly.
Save an expertly trimmed, beautifully balanced composition in addition to your original image, whether you're shooting a single- or two-person portrait, snapping a close-up, or capturing a moving subject with tracking focus.
10 fps continuous shooting.
You can always capture the ideal moment and facial expression, even when recording sporting events and other fast-moving action, by shooting continuously at approx. 10 frames per second (speed varies depending on shooting conditions.)
Steady shots even without steady hands.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization compensates for camera shake blur during handheld still image shooting. When shooting movies, Optical SteadyShot (Active Mode) enhances stabilization and compensates for rolling camera shake.
Focus on what you like.
The MF Assist function enlarges the image approx. 8.6x or 17.1x to allow super-fine tuning of the focus. The Peaking function highlights the sharpest in-focus areas of your image even when not using MF Assistto clearly show what is focused.
Capture the faintest detail.
Auto HDR expands the dynamic range of images from darkest shadows to brightest highlights. Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) similarly adds details to the highlights and shadows, and can be used when photographing moving subjects.
Multi-aspect still-image capture.
Shooting flexibility even extends to aspect ratios. Depending on your scene and artistic vision, you can capture still images in your choice of 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 or 1:1 aspect ratios.
Never be off center again with Grid Lines.
Grid lines on the LCD support more accurate horizontal and vertical alignment of the camera with walls, streets and other elements in your scene. Select from three: Rule of 3rds Grid Line, Square Grid Line, and Diagonal + Square Grid Line. For extra assistance, use the Dual-axis Digital Level Gauge to check for camera roll and pitch.
Up close and personal.
Step Zoom lets you swiftly select any of 5 commonly used focal lengths (28, 35, 50, 70 or 100mm) by simply turning the control ring.
No subject is too wide or too tall.
Shoot breathtaking panorama photos with ease via Sweep Panorama. Simply sweep the camera either vertically or horizontally to create sprawling cityscapes or majestic landscapes.
Enjoy your memories wherever, whenever you want.
PlayMemories Online uses the cloud to put all of your photos and videos at your fingertips, no matter where your life may take you. As long as you have an internet connection, you'll never be too far from the moments that mattered. Your TV, smartphone, PC, tablet, or other entertainment device becomes a mobile media center, and PlayMemories automatically balances quality with resolution to maximize playback regardless of the size of the display.