Full Specifications and Features


Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 29.4 x 47.0 x 83.0 mm (Approx. 1 3/16 x 1 7/8 x 3 3/8 in)
Approx. 109 g (including supplied battery), Approx. 3.9 oz. (including supplied battery)


Sensor Type
7.20 mm (1/2.5 type) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video)
Approx. 8.2 Megapixels
Effective Pixels (Still Image)
Approx. 8.2 Megapixels
Approx. 8.57 Megapixels


Lens Type
ZEISS® Tessar
F-Number (maximum aperture)
Focal Length (35mm) (Video)
f= 17 mm (WIDE), f= 23 mm (MEDIUM), f= 32 mm (NARROW)
Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image)
f= 17 mm (WIDE), f= 23 mm (MEDIUM), f= 32 mm (NARROW)
Minimum Focus Distance
Approx. 50 cm (Approx. 19 3/4 in)

Image Stabilization

Balanced Optical SteadyShot with Active mode


Exposure Mode
Minimum Illumination
6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)

White Balance

White Balance Modes
AUTO/Colour Temp/Custom


Shutter Speed
1/30 – 1/10,000 (30fps)


Image Processor
BIONZ X™ image processor
Other Shooting Functions
Loop Recording, Motion Shot LE, Burst Shooting, 4K Time-lapse capture, Live Streaming
Up to 60 m with supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)
With supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)
With supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)

Recording Media

Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible


Recording Format (Video)
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording Format (Still Image)
DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Video Resolution
MP4 PS: 1920 x 1080 60p/50p, MP4 HQ: 1920 x 1080 30p/25p, MP4 STD: 1280 x 720 30p/25p, MP4 HS120 (HS100): 1280 x 720 120p/100p, MP4 HS240(HS200): 800 x 480 240p/200p, XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)
MP4 PS: Approx. 28 Mbps/HQ: Approx. 16 Mbps/STD: Approx. 6 Mbps/HS120 (HS100): Approx. 28 Mbps/HS240 (HS200): Approx. 28 Mbps, XAVC S 1920 x 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p Approx. 50 Mbps
Still Image Size (Photo Mode)
Approx. 12.0 Megapixels 16:9 (4,608 x 2,592)


Audio Recording Format
Built-in stereo microphone
Monaural Speaker


Input and Output Terminals
Memory card slot, Micro HDMI output, Multi/micro USB terminal, Stereo minijack


Power Requirements
3.6 V (battery pack)
Battery Type

Continuous Recording Time (with fully charged supplied battery) (approx.)

Camera's Wi-Fi is ON
MP4: 1920 x 1080 30p (HQ) 125 min
MP4: 1920 x 1080 30p (HQ) 135 min

What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable battery pack (NP-BX1)
  • Micro USB cable
  • Startup guide
  • Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)
  • Attachment Buckle


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Balanced Optical SteadyShot for images with significant stability.

By controlling the entire optical path as one floating unit, Balanced Optical SteadyShot is significantly more effective at cutting the effects of camera shake. This advanced stabilization system makes it easier to shoot beautifully clear, stable images while travelling, bike riding, and in other active situations.

Live-View Remote for easy control

Perfect pairing for shooting success. Live-View Remote provides full command of shooting setting and now turning on/off the power. They even share the same friendly UI design for seamless teamwork in action. So however you shoot, wherever you go, your camera and remote are in sync and ready for adventure.

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Smart operation with friendly UI

Selecting and changing features has never been easier thanks to the new, intuitive user interface. All menus are easily accessible. Enjoy a seamless camera setting experience and find the perfect setting for your shooting needs. Camera can also be turned on/off via smartphone with Imaging Edge Mobile.

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Flexibly mountable Live-View Remote

This compact new remote controller can not only be used as a wristwear accessory but also as a mountable controller in combination with a mount adapter and other mountable accessories. And, take full control through a Wi-Fi® connection while turning the camera on/off via new Bluetooth® to save battery power.

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Exmor R® CMOS sensor with enhanced sensitivity

Mountain-biking downhill at breakneck speed at dusk? Kayaking at dawn? Your footage is still going to look great, thanks to the low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain provided by Sony's Exmor R® CMOS sensor.

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BIONZ X™ for superior detail and texture

Sony's image processing engine faithfully reproduces textures and details, as seen by the naked eye, via extra high-speed processing. Together with front-end LSI (large scale integration) that accelerates processing, BIONZ X™ enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise whether you're shooting photos or movies.

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Sharp, ultra-wide ZEISS® Tessar lens

Capture epic wide-angle views with the ZEISS® Tessar lens or choose standard but striking views. Either way, you'll always be capturing beautiful shots of the most challenging ski slopes, mountain trails, swirling rapids or pitted asphalt paths.

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Adjustable field of view and zoom freedom

Discover new flexibility to vary your shooting in action for dramatic effects and added excitement. For example, your angle of view can be selected from “Wide”, “Medium”, or “Narrow”. In addition, seamlessly adjustable zoom mode enables you to change zooming while shooting. 

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Built-in stereo mic captures quality sound

Make a great movie even better with great audio. Built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture sounds of your adventure in two-track stereo, naturally. Clear sound with reduced noise enhances the most sophisticated movie work you can produce.

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4K Time-lapse Capture

Time-lapse Capture lets you produce time-lapse movies easily by using high quality 4K still images shot at designated intervals. Then Action Cam Movie Creator or Action Cam App (v. 2.0)13 simply transforms these images into an impressive time-lapse movie.

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Highlight Movie Maker with face detection 

Discover how easily built-in Highlight Movie Maker works with face detection for in-camera auto-editing. Highlight Movie Maker also supports a wider range of scenes—not just sports performance but also daily situations and travel—automatically selecting highlight points of footage to create a highlight movie, complete with background music. You can share your work immediately using your smartphone.

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Manual control for sophisticated movie style

Explore sophisticated shooting features for thrilling action movies you'll be proud to share with family, friends and fans. Use advanced manual settings like white balance and AE shifting, and optimize brightness and hue to match images of other camcorders for easier movie editing. Show your skill and style as a director and action star.

Live Streaming via Ustream (currently IBM Cloud Video)

Share ski runs, killer waves and wipeouts in real time. Stream scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound.

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120fps at HD resolution for slo-mo video

See every detail of fast-moving action in smooth slow motion, thanks to 120 fps high frame rate recording at HD resolution.

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Burst Shooting

Catch fast-moving action with burst shooting. This allows you to take a maximum of eight high-quality shots of a trick or transition, making it the perfect feature for those who love to go back and analyze their style. Settings are 10fps, 5fps and 2fps.

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Motion Shot LE

Capture an entire action sequence in a single frame. This feature creates a composite image of a subject in motion, with variable settings for different burst speeds, which are 10fps, 5fps and 2fps.

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Multi Camera Control

Use up to five cameras to get exciting ground-up or head-down shots. And control them all effortlessly with Live-View Remote10 or smartphone with Imaging Edge Mobile app.

Action Cam Movie Creator for Easy Creative Editing

Make your movies look even better with Action Cam Movie Creator. Produce and edit videos quickly and easily thanks to a range of features such as time-lapse movie and slo-mo video. You can also flip your videos clockwise or counter-clockwise by 90˚ with Movie Rotation, or use Multi View to combine up to four movie footage segments—captured simultaneously by different cameras—and make a split-screen composite.

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Convenient Loop Recording

Don’t worry about missing the perfect moment with loop recording. Loop overwrite shooting can be chosen with duration options of 5, 20, 60, 120 minutes, or “unlimited”. Use it to capture the decisive moment without worrying about running out of capacity.

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 Action Cam App  

Intuitive mobile app lets you "prove yourself" anytime anywhere — via easy video editing with time-lapse, slow motion/speed up and wireless movie file transfer.

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Underwater Housing as standard gear

Take Action Cam diving to 60 m/197 ft. using supplied Underwater Housing —no need to buy optional gear. Equipped with a flat panel, it lets you control all camera buttons easily through the housing. What's more, it shields this hardy compact camera from shocks, damp, rust, dust and sand. Enjoy carefree aquatic adventures and extend your exploration to tough terrain.  

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Tough body endures harsh conditions

Action Cam body alone is splashproof and freezeproof, and supplied Waterproof Housing is dustproof, shockproof and waterproof to 60 m/197 ft. So whether you're hiking on a rainy day, skiing or snowboarding, making dirt biking movies, surfing the waves or exploring undersea, Action Cam provides real-world rugged design. 

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Enhanced convenience 

Built-in tripod socket means you can quickly attach your Action Cam to a tripod for rock-steady shots. And, USB connections are now located on the back of the camera for enhanced ease of accessory attachment.

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Memory Stick™ Duo / SD slot

The memory card slot accepts Memory Stick™ Micro (M2) and Micro SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card5 (class 4 or higher) memory cards. Choose the card best suited to your shooting requirements and compatibility with your PC. (Memory cards not supplied.)

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Additional tally lights for easy recognition of camera status

This Action Cam features three tally lights on the front, top and rear of the camera. Now you can easily check the recording status from various directions, as well as hear the sound of the helpful beep reminder.

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Display your Action Cam route

Built-in GPS inherited from previous models is available. Location tracking and speedometer can be indicated on the movie when Action Cam Movie Creator is used. This also allows GPS Data Overlay on Video to read your speed data and generates another video file that displays speed information, etc.

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.