Identifying parts

  1. ON/OFF (Power) button
  2. Power/Charge lamp
  3. Shutter button
  4. Mode dial
    (Auto Mode)/P(Program Auto)/A(Aperture Priority)/S(Shutter Priority)/M(Manual Exposure)/MR(Memory recall)/ (Movie)/ HFR(High Frame Rate)/ (Sweep Panorama)/SCN(Scene Selection)
  5. For shooting: W/T (zoom) lever
    For viewing: (Index) lever/Playback zoom lever
  6. Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator
  7. Flash
    • Do not cover the flash with your finger.
    • When using the flash, slide the  (Flash pop-up) switch. If not using the flash, press it down manually.
  8. Diopter-adjustment lever
    • Adjust the diopter-adjustment lever according to your eyesight until the display appears clearly in the viewfinder.
  9. Viewfinder
    • When you look into the viewfinder, the viewfinder mode is activated, and when you take your face away from the viewfinder, the viewing mode returns to the monitor mode.
  10. Internal microphone
    • Do not cover this part during movie recording. Doing so may cause noise or lower the volume.
  11. Viewfinder pop-up switch
  12. Hook for strap
    • Attach the wrist strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent damage caused by dropping the product.

    • To use a shoulder strap (sold separately), attach the strap adaptors (supplied) to the strap hooks on either side of the camera.

  13. (N-Mark)
    This mark indicates the touch point for connecting the camera and an NFC-enabled Smartphone.

    • NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard of the short-range wireless communication technology.
  14. Control ring
  15. Lens

  16. Eye sensor
  17.  (Flash pop-up) switch
  18. Monitor
    (For touch operation: Touch panel/Touch pad)
    • You can adjust the monitor to an easily viewable angle and shoot from any position.

      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.

  19. For shooting: Fn (Function) button
    For viewing: (Send to Smartphone) button
  20. MOVIE (Movie) button
  21. (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.
  22. 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.
  23. HDMI micro jack
  24. Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna (built-in)
  25. MENU button
  26. Control wheel
  27. Center button
  28. (Playback) button
  29. C/ (Custom/Delete) button

  30. Battery insertion slot
  31. Battery lock lever
  32. Tripod socket hole
    • 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.
  33. Access lamp
  34. Memory card slot
  35. Battery/Memory card cover
  36. Speaker

When using the viewfinder

  1. Slide down the viewfinder pop-up switch.

    • If you slide the viewfinder pop-up switch when the power is off, the camera turns on.
    • To choose whether or not to turn the camera off when the viewfinder is stowed, select MENU (Setup) → [Function for VF close].
  2. Adjust the diopter-adjustment lever to your eyesight until the display appears clearly in the viewfinder.

To store the viewfinder

Push down the top of the viewfinder.


  • Be careful not to push down on the viewfinder when it is being raised.
  • Be sure to push the viewfinder down slowly so that the eyepiece part does not get stuck.