Identifying parts

Illustration of the front side of the camera

  1. ON/OFF (Power) button
  2. Power/Charge lamp
  3. Still/Movie/S&Q button
  4. MOVIE (Movie) button
  5. C1 button (Custom button 1)/ (Background Defocus) 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
  12. Speaker

    Illustration of the rear side of the camera

  13. 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 Setting Option][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.
  14. (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.
  15. USB Type-C terminal
  16. HDMI micro jack
  17. Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna (built-in)
  18. For shooting: Fn (Function) button
    For viewing: (Send to Smartphone) button
  19. MENU button
  20. Control wheel
  21. Center button
  22. (Playback) button
  23. (Delete) button/ (Product Showcase Set) button

    Illustration of the bottom of the camera

  24. Hook for strap
  25. Battery insertion slot
  26. Battery lock lever
  27. Access lamp
  28. Memory card slot
  29. Battery/Memory card cover
  30. 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.

Using the wind screen (supplied)

Use the wind screen by attaching it to the Multi Interface Shoe to reduce wind noise picked up by the internal microphone when recording movies.


  • When attaching the wind screen, make sure that the wind screen does not get caught in the Multi Interface Shoe.