Effective Pixels (Still Image) approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9) / approx. 6.22 Megapixels (4:3)
Sensor Type 1/2.5 type (7.20 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video) approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)
Image Processor BIONZ X image processor
Aperture F2.0-3.8
Focal Distance f=4.4-88 mm
Filter Diameter 55 mm
Iris Diaphragm 6 blades
Focal Length (35 Mm Equivalent) (Still Image) f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9), f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3)
Lens Cover Auto
Focal Length (35 Mm Equivalent) (Video) f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9)
Minimum Focus Distance approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele), approx. 13/32 inch (Wide), approx. 31 1/2 inch (Tele)
ND Filter -
Lens Type ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
Digital Zoom 250x
Optical Zoom 20x
Clear Image Zoom 4K: 30x, HD: 40x
Brightness Control Yes (Menu)
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Touch Panel Yes
Marker/Grid Display Grid Line
Screen Type 7.5 cm (3.0 type) Clear Photo LCD display (460,800 dots) Wide (16:9)
Image Stabilization Type Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active mode (5-axis)
Fast Intelligent AF Yes
Focus Area Full range Focus / Spot Focus
Focus Mode Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
Focus Type Contrast AF
Focus Points -
Lock-On AF Lock-on AF
Manual Focus Assist Peaking Display
AGC Limit Yes
Auto Iris Control F2.0-F11
Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
Exposure Compensation AE Shift (Touch Panel)
Gain Control Auto
Manual Iris Control F2.0-F11
LOW LUX Mode Yes
Manual Exposure Assist Zebra Pattern Display
Minimum Illumination 4K: Standard: 9 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed), HD: Standard: 6 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed), 4K: Low Lux 1.8 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed), HD: Low Lux 1.2 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed)
Metering Modes Multi-segment / Spot
Mode Auto, Flexible Spot (Touch Panel), Manual (Menu)
Shutter Speed  
Auto Control Range 1/6-1/10000
Manual Shutter 1/6-1/10000
Manual Iris Control (Photo Mode) 1/25-1/10000
Standard 1/50-1/10000
Smooth Slow 1/215-1/10000
White balance  
White Balance Shift Yes
White Balance Modes Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Flash Compensation Yes (3 steps)
Flash Mode Auto / On / OFF
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Storage Media  
Media Type XAVC S 4K (100Mbps): SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over, UHS-I U3 or Higher) / SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher), XAVC S 4K (60Mbps): SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over, Class10 or Higher) / SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher), XAVC S HD: SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over, Class10 or Higher) / SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher), AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Internal Media -
Recording Format (Still Image) JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible)
Recording Format (Video) XAVC S format: MPEG4-AVC / H.264, AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC / H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Still Image Size (Dual Record) M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Still Image Size (Photo Mode) L: 16.6 Megapixels 16:9 (5440x3056), 12.5 Megapixels 4:3 (4080x3056), M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9, (3840x2160), 6.2 Megapixels 4:3 (2880x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode) M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Video Recording Rate (ABR/VBR) XAVC S 4K: approx. 100 Mbps, XAVC S 4K: approx. 60 Mbps, XAVC S HD: approx. 50 Mbps, AVCHD PS: approx. 28 Mbps / FX: approx. 24 Mbps / FH: approx. 17 Mbps / HQ: approx. 9 Mbps / LP: approx. 5 Mbps, MP4: approx. 3 Mbps
Still Image Size (Time-Lapse Capture) 4K: L (8.3 M
Video Resolution XAVC S 4K: 3840x2160 / 25p,24p, XAVC S HD: 1920x1080 / 50p,25p,24p, AVCHD: 1920x1080 / 50p(PS),25p(FX,FH),24p(FX,FH),50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080 / 50i(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280x720 / 25p
Auto Wind Noise Reduction Yes (On / Off)
Audio Recording Format LPCM 2ch (48 kHz / 16 bit), Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Microphone Built-in Zoom Microphone
Mic Level Control Yes (31 steps)
My Voice Canceling Yes
Speaker Built-in Zoom Microphone, Monaural Speaker
Advanced Feature  
High Speed Rec Yes (100p / 1920x1080, 100 / 60 Mbps)
Other Features Face Detection , Cinematone, Golf Shot (Yes), Smooth Slow Rec (Yes), Fader Effect(s) (White / Black), Intelligent Auto (Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light / Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter (Off / Dual Capture / Always On), Red Eye Reduction, Direct Copy
Time-Lapse Capture Time-Lapse Capture, Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60sec), Shot Number (1-999), Capture Image Size (4K: L (8.3M, 3840x2160) / HD: S(2.1M, 1920x1080)), AE Mode (AE Lock / AE Tracking)
NightShot Infrared System -
Time Code/User Bit Yes
Scene Selection Auto / Night Scene / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
Fast Playback About 5 times /10 times / 30 times / 60 times
Motion Shot Video Yes
Highlight Movie Maker Highlight Movie Maker, Highlight background music (Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible)
Slow Playback Forward: 1/5 speed, Reverse: 1/2 speed
Slide Show (Still Image) Slide Show
Trimming Playback Yes
Wireless Function  
NFC™ Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Multi Camera Control Yes
Wi-Fi® Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))
Terminal / Shoe  
Accessory Shoe Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
HDMI Terminal Yes (HDMI micro)
Headphone Jack Stereo Minijack
Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD / SDHC / SDXC compatible
Microphone Input Stereo Minijack
Multi/Micro USB Terminal Yes
Remote Terminal Integrated into Multi / Micro USB Terminal
STD Output Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
Power Consumption (Viewfinder) -
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM with AccuPowerTM Meter System (V Series)
Charge On Camcorder (Charging Time With Supplied Battery) Yes (approx. 3h 25min)
Power Requirements 6.8V/7.3V (battery pack)
Power Consumption (LCD) 4K: 5.1W
USB Charging DC 5V 1500mA
USB Power Supply -
Size & Weight  
Dimensions (W X H X D) (Including Supplied Battery) Approx. 73mm x 80.5mm x 142.5mm (Approx. 73mm x 80.5mm x 173mm (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery)), Approx. 2 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 5 5/8inch (Approx. 2 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 7/8inch (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery))
Weight (Including Supplied Battery) Approx. 560g (NP-FV50A), Approx. 600g (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx. 660g (NP-FV100A), Approx. 1lb 3.8oz (NP-FV50A), Approx. 1lb 5.2oz (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx. 1lb 7.3oz (NP-FV100A)
Weight (Main Unit Only) Approx. 510g, Approx. 1lb 2.0oz
What’s In The Box Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70A) (1), AC Adaptor (1), Power Cord (1), Operating Guide (1), HDMI (Micro) Cable (1), Micro USB Cable (1)