|Type||Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera|
|Lens mount||Sony E-mount|
|Sensor size||23.4 mm × 15.6 mm (APS-C)|
|Maximum resolution||16.2 megapixels|
|Recording medium||Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|LCD screen||3.0" Tilting|
|Dimensions||1.3 in x 4.3 in x 2.4 in|
|Weight||7.94 oz, 225g (camera body only, no card or battery)|
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