1" CMOS Sensor
4K movie recording
Record 4K movies with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, for the ultimate image resolution with less moiré and jaggies. A high-speed, front-end LSI that supports image processing greatly reduces “rolling shutter” (diagonal skewing) distortion, which is commonly seen in video footage of fast-moving subjects.
24–600 mm F2.4–4 large-aperture optical zoom lens
The first 25x optical zoom lens in a RX series camera features 24–600 mm extra-wide-angle to ultra-telephoto zoom range in a bright F2.4–4 lens; Super-ED glass, ED glass, and aspherical lens elements to maintain excellent image resolution, contrast, and quality; and nine-blade aperture unit for outstanding depiction of bokeh background.
Continuous shooting at up to about 14fps without blackout
High-speed readout of the image sensor’s approximately 20.1 effective megapixels of imaging data makes continuous shooting at rates up to about 14fps possible with reduced blackout. This makes it easier to shoot great moments and expressions at their best nearly instantaneously. High-precision automatic autofocus tracking is operational even during continuous shooting at up to 5fps.
Optical image stabilization technology developed exclusively by Sony is especially valuable for handheld still and movie shooting, especially in low light and at the ultra-telephoto end of the zoom range up to 600 mm14. This system is equivalent to a 4.5-stop-faster shutter speed, and prevents camera blur for smooth, stable framing and shooting. (Captions in the image – left: SteadyShot OFF; right: SteadyShot ON)
Eye and Lock-on AF
Even when capturing a subject partially turned away from the camera with a shallow depth of field, the face is sharply focused thanks to extremely accurate Eye AF. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye when focus is achieved.
Simply press the shutter button halfway to activate Lock-on AF 25. It automatically adjusts the AF target frame size to match the subject size, improves tracking performance, and helps you take full advantage of every photo opportunity.
It’s easy to create super slow motion movies15. Turn the mode dial to HFR (High Frame Rate) mode. Choose from 960/1000fps, 480/500fps, and 240/250fps (NTSC/PAL18), depending on the speed of the subject, to shoot exceptionally clear, smooth close-up action at up to 40x the usual frame rate of movies. In Quality Priority mode, image quality approaches Full HD quality at 240/250fps and HD quality at 480/500fps.