Identifying parts

Illustration of the front side of the camera

  1. ON/OFF (Power) button
  2. Power/Charge lamp
  3. MODE (Mode) button
  4. MOVIE (Movie) button
  5. C1 (Custom 1) button
  6. Shutter button
  7. For shooting: W/T (zoom) lever
    For viewing: (Index) lever/Playback zoom lever
  8. Self-timer lamp/Recording lamp
  9. Internal microphone
    • Do not cover this part during movie recording. Doing so may cause noise or lower the volume.
  10. Multi Interface Shoe
    • Some accessories may not go in all the way and protrude backward from the Multi Interface Shoe. However, when the accessory reaches the front end of the shoe, the connection is completed.
    • For details on compatible accessories for the Multi Interface Shoe, visit the Sony website, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Accessories for the Accessory Shoe can also be used. Operations with other manufacturers’ accessories are not guaranteed.

      Multi Interface Shoe logo

      Accessory Shoe logo

  11. Lens

    Illustration of the rear side of the camera

  12. Monitor/Touch panel
    • You can adjust the monitor to an easily viewable angle and shoot from any position.

      Illustration showing how the monitor can be rotated

      (A): Approx. 176°
      (B): Approx. 270°

    • If you open the monitor from the closed position with the screen facing inwards, the camera will turn on.
    • To choose whether or not the camera turns off when the monitor is closed with the screen facing inwards, select MENU → (Setup) → [Power OFF w/ monitor].
    • You may not be able to adjust the monitor angle depending on the type of a tripod you use. In such a case, release the tripod screw once to adjust the monitor angle.
    • Do not apply excessive force when opening, closing, or rotating the monitor. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
  13. (Microphone) jack
    • When an external microphone is connected, the built-in microphone turns off automatically. When the external microphone is a plugin-power type, the power of the microphone is supplied by the camera.
  14. Multi/Micro USB Terminal
    • This terminal supports Micro USB-compatible devices.
    • For details on compatible accessories for the Multi/Micro USB Terminal, visit the Sony website, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
  15. HDMI micro jack
  16. Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna (built-in)
  17. For shooting: Fn (Function) button
    For viewing: (Send to Smartphone) button
  18. MENU button
  19. Control wheel
  20. Center button
  21. (Playback) button
  22. C2/ (Custom button 2/Delete) button

    Illustration of the bottom of the camera

  23. Hook for strap
  24. Battery insertion slot
  25. Battery lock lever
  26. Access lamp
  27. Memory card slot
  28. Tripod socket hole
    Supports 1/4-20 UNC screws
    • Use a tripod with a screw less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inches) long. Otherwise, you cannot firmly secure the camera, and damage to the camera may occur.
  29. Battery/Memory card cover
  30. Speaker

Using the wind screen (supplied)

Use the wind screen to reduce wind noise picked up by the internal microphone when recording a movie.

Remove the shoe cap from the camera, and then attach the wind screen to the Multi Interface Shoe.


  • When attaching the wind screen, make sure that the wind screen does not get caught in the Multi Interface Shoe.
  • Be careful not to lose the shoe cap when you remove it from the camera.