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Continuous Shooting

When an E-mount lens is attached to the camera , the continuous shooting speed and availability of autofocus tracking varies depending on shooting conditions such as shutter type, focus mode and the attached lens. Please see the tables below.
* The continuous shooting speeds when shooting with the electronic shutter are default setting values.

Continuous Shooting and Autofocus Tracking

  • Focus Mode: AF-C
Settings of continuous shooting Shutter Type
[Mechanical Shutter]
Shutter Type
[Auto]/[Electronic Shutter]
Continuous Shooting: Hi+ 10 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.
*1*4
30 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.
*2*4*8*9
Compatible lenses
Continuous Shooting: Hi 8 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.
*1*4
20 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.
*2*4*8
Compatible lenses
Continuous Shooting: Mid 6 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.
*1*4
15 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.
*2*4*8
Compatible lenses
Continuous Shooting: Lo 3 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.
5 images per second at maximum
The focus continuously tracks the subjects.
*4*8
*1:
When the aperture value is greater than F22, the focus does not track the subjects.
*2:
The continuous shooting speed differs depending on the attached lens.
*4:
The focus does not track the subjects when the SEL16F28 lens is attached.
*8:
  • When the aperture value is greater than F22, the focus does not track the subjects.
  • Depending on the attached lens, the continuous shooting speed differs when the camera [Aperture Drive in AF] is set to [Focus Priority], in combination with the [Priority Set in AF-C] settings values.
    • When [Aperture Drive in AF] is set to [Focus Priority] and [Priority Set in AF-C] is set to [Release]:
      When the aperture value is greater than F22, the continuous shooting speed slows down, but the focus will track the subject.
    • When [Aperture Drive in AF] is set to [Focus Priority] and [Priority Set in AF-C] is set to [AF] or [Balanced Emphasis]:
      When the aperture value is greater than F13, the continuous shooting speed slows down, but the focus will track the subject.
    • Compatible lenses (As of October 14, 2021)
    Model name Product name
    SEL1224GM FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM
    SEL135F18GM *8-1 FE 135mm F1.8 GM
    SEL14F18GM FE 14mm F1.8 GM
    SEL1655G E 16-55mm F2.8 G
    SEL200600G FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
    SEL20F18G FE 20mm F1.8 G
    SEL24F14GM *8-1 FE 24mm F1.4 GM
    SEL24F28G FE 24mm F2.8 G
    SEL2860 FE 28-60mm F4-5.6
    SEL35F14GM FE 35mm F1.4 GM
    SEL35F18F FE 35mm F1.8
    SEL40F25G FE 40mm F2.5 G
    SEL400F28GM FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS
    SEL50F12GM FE 50mm F1.2 GM
    SEL50F25G FE 50mm F2.5 G
    SEL600F40GM FE 600mm F4 GM OSS
    SEL70200GM2 FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II
    SEL70350G E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS
    *8-1:
    Update the Lens system software to the latest version.
*9:
When shooting in uncompressed RAW or lossless compressed RAW, the maximum speed is 20 images/second.
  • Focus Mode: AF-S/DMF/MF
Settings of continuous shooting Shutter Type
[Mechanical Shutter]
Shutter Type
[Auto]/[Electronic Shutter]
Continuous Shooting: Hi+ 10 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
30 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
*9
Continuous Shooting: Hi 8 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
20 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
Continuous Shooting: Mid 6 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
15 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
Continuous Shooting: Lo 3 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
5 images per second at maximum
The focus does not track the subjects during continuous shooting.
*9:
When shooting in uncompressed RAW or lossless compressed RAW, the maximum speed is 20 images/second.

Compatible lenses (As of October 14, 2021)

  • Lenses capable of continuously shooting 30 images per second at maximum with AF tracking in AF-C mode
Model name Product name
SEL100400GM
Including when a teleconverter lens (SEL14TC/SEL20TC) is attached
FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
SEL100F28GM FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS
SEL1224G FE 12-24mm F4 G
SEL1224GM FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM
SEL135F18GM FE 135mm F1.8 GM
SEL14F18GM FE 14mm F1.8 GM
SELC1635G FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G
SEL1635GM FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM
SEL1655G E 16-55mm F2.8 G
SEL18135 E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
SEL200600G
Including when a teleconverter lens (SEL14TC/SEL20TC) is attached
FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
SEL20F18G FE 20mm F1.8 G
SEL24105G FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
SEL24F14GM FE 24mm F1.4 GM
SEL24F28G FE 24mm F2.8 G
SEL2470GM FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
SEL2860 FE 28-60mm F4-5.6
SEL3514GM FE 35mm F1.4 GM
SEL35F18F FE 35mm F1.8
SEL40F25G FE 40mm F2.5 G
SEL400F28GM
Including when a teleconverter lens (SEL14TC/SEL20TC) is attached
FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS
SEL50F12GM FE 50mm F1.2 GM
SEL50F25G FE 50mm F2.5 G
SEL600F40GM
Including when a teleconverter lens (SEL14TC/SEL20TC) is attached
FE 600mm F4 GM OSS
SEL70200GM *5
Including when a teleconverter lens (SEL14TC/SEL20TC) is attached
FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
SEL70200GM2
Including when a teleconverter lens (SEL14TC/SEL20TC) is attached
FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II
SEL70350G E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS
SEL85F18 FE 85mm F1.8
SELP18110G E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS
*5:
AF tracking during continuous shooting can be improved by updating the lens system software to the latest version. 
  • Lenses capable of continuously shooting 20 images per second at maximum with AF tracking in AF-C mode
Model name Product name
SEL50F14Z *5 Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA
SEL50F18F FE 50mm F1.8
SEL50M28 FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
SEL85F14GM *5 FE 85mm F1.4 GM
*5:
AF tracking during continuous shooting can be improved by updating the lens system software to the latest version. 

With the exception of the SEL16F28 lens, lenses other than the compatible ones listed above are capable of continuously shooting 15 images per second at maximum in AF-C Mode.

  • Lenses capable of continuously shooting 15 images per second at maximum with AF tracking in AF-C mode
Model name Product name
SEL1018 E 10-18mm F4 OSS
SEL1635Z Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
SEL1670Z Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
SEL18200 *6 E18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
SEL18200LE *6 E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS LE
SEL1855 *6 E18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
SEL20F28 E 20mm F2.8
SEL24240 FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
SEL2470Z Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS
SEL24F18Z *6 Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA
SEL2870 FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
SEL28F20 FE 28mm F2
SEL30M35 *6 E 30mm F3.5 Macro
SEL35F14Z Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA
SEL35F18 E 35mm F1.8 OSS
SEL35F28Z Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
SEL50F18 *6 E 50mm F1.8 OSS
SEL55210 *6 E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
SEL55F18Z Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA
SEL70200G FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS
SEL70300G FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS
SEL90M28G FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
SELP1650 E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
SELP18200 E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
SELP28135G FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS
*6:
Update the lens system software to Ver.02 or later before use. 

Continuously shooting 30 images per second at maximum while autofocus is tracking

Even when the camera is configured with the example settings below, it is still possible to continuously shoot 30 images per second at the maximum as long as the camera is attached with a lens that supports continuous shooting of 30 images per second at the maximum.

Camera Settings Example

Hint

The continuous shooting speed may become slower depending on conditions such as the surrounding brightness.* However, the continuous shooting speed can be maintained by setting [Priority Set in AF-C] to [Release].

*
This effect tends to occur when the minimum aperture value is not small (dark) or when a teleconverter lens is attached.

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