Identifying parts

When the lens is removed

  1. Shutter button
  2. Remote sensor
  3. Wi-Fi antenna (built-in)
  4. ON/OFF (Power) switch
  5. Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator
  6. Lens release button
  7. Microphone*
  8. Mount
  9. Image sensor**
  10. Lens contacts**

*Do not cover this part during movie recording. Doing so may cause noise or lower the volume.

**Do not touch this part directly.

  1. 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.
  2. Image sensor position mark
    • The image sensor is the sensor that converts light into an electric signal. The mark shows the location of the image sensor. When you measure the exact distance between the camera and the subject, refer to the position of the horizontal line.
      The distance from the lens contact surface to the image sensor is about 18 mm (23/32 in.).

    • If the subject is closer than the minimum shooting distance of the lens, the focus cannot be confirmed. Make sure you put enough distance between the subject and the camera.
  3. Hook for shoulder strap
    • Attach both ends of the strap onto the camera.

  4. Speaker
  5. Flash
    • Press the (Flash pop-up) button to use the flash. The flash does not pop up automatically.
    • When not using the flash, press it back into the camera body.
  6. C2 button (Custom button 2)
  7. C1 button (Custom button 1)
  8. Mode dial

    (Auto Mode) /P (Program Auto) / A (Aperture Priority) / S (Shutter Priority) / M (Manual Exposure) / 1/2 (Memory recall)/ (Movie/S&Q Motion) / (Sweep Panorama) / SCN (Scene Selection)

  9. Control dial
    • You can quickly adjust the settings for each shooting mode.
  10. Multi/Micro USB Terminal*
    • This terminal supports Micro USB-compatible devices.
  11. Charge lamp
  12. HDMI micro jack
  13. (Microphone) jack
    • When an external microphone is connected, the internal microphone turns off automatically. When the external microphone is a plugin-power type, the power of the microphone is supplied by the camera.

*For details on compatible accessories for the multi interface shoe and the Multi/Micro USB Terminal, visit the Sony web site, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. You can also use accessories that are compatible with the accessory shoe. Operations with other manufacturers’ accessories are not guaranteed.

  1. Eye sensor
  2. Viewfinder
  3. Eyepiece cup
    • Not attached to the camera at the factory. It is recommended that you attach the eyepiece cup when you intend to use the viewfinder.
    Attaching/removing the eyepiece cup

    Match the eyepiece cup to the groove on the viewfinder and slide it into place.

    To remove the eyepiece cup, grasp it on the left and right sides and lift it up.

    • Remove the eyepiece cup when you attach an accessory (sold separately) to the Multi Interface Shoe.
  4. 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.
  5. Diopter-adjustment dial
    • Adjust the diopter-adjustment dial according to your eyesight until the display appears clearly in the viewfinder. If it is hard to operate the diopter-adjustment dial, remove the eyepiece cup before operating the dial.

  6. (Flash pop-up) button
  7. MENU button
  8. AF/MF/AEL switch lever
  9. For shooting: AF/MF button/AEL button
    For viewing: (Enlarge) button
  10. MOVIE (Movie) button
  11. For shooting: Fn (Function) button
    For viewing: (Send to Smartphone) button
    • You can display the screen for [Send to Smartphone] by pressing this button.
  12. Control wheel
  13. Center button
  14. For shooting: C3 button (Custom button 3)
    For viewing: (Delete) button
  15. (Playback) button

  1. (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.
  2. Connection plate cover
    • Use this when using an AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold separately). Insert the connection plate into the battery compartment, and then pass the cord through the connection plate cover as shown below.

    • Make sure that the cord is not pinched when you close the cover.
  3. 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.
  4. Access lamp
  5. Battery/memory card cover
  6. Memory card slot
  7. Battery lock lever
  8. Battery insertion slot