Digital Still Camera
DSC-HX90V/DSC-HX90
How to Use
Before Use
Names of parts
Checking the camera and the supplied items [1]
Identifying parts [2]
Icons and indicators
List of icons on the screen [3]
Using the strap
Using the wrist strap [4]
Adjusting the viewfinder
Adjusting the viewfinder (diopter-adjustment) [5]
In-Camera guide
About the [In-Camera Guide] [6]
About the shooting advice [7]
Preparing the camera
Charging the battery pack
Charging the battery pack while it is inserted in the camera [8]
Charging by connecting to a computer [9]
Inserting the battery pack into the camera [10]
Battery life and the number of images that can be recorded/played back using a battery
pack [11]
Supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket) [12]
Removing the battery pack [13]
Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
Inserting a memory card [14]
Removing the memory card [15]
Setting the language, date and time
Setting language, date and time [16]
Confirming the operation method
Confirming the operation method
Using the control wheel [17]
Using the control ring [18]
Using MENU items [19]
Using the Fn (Function) button [20]
Using the "Quick Navi" [21]
Shooting
Shooting still images/movies
Shooting still images [22]
Shooting movies [23]
Selecting a shooting mode
List of mode dial functions [24]
Intelligent Auto [25]
Superior Auto [26]
About Scene Recognition [27]
The advantages of automatic shooting [28]
Program Auto [29]
iSweep Panorama (Face/Motion Detection) [30]
Scene Selection [31]
Shutter Priority [32]
Aperture Priority [33]
Manual Exposure [34]
Memory recall [35]
Movie [36]
Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
Zoom [37]
The zoom features available with this product [38]
Zoom Setting [39]
About zoom scale [40]
Zoom Speed [41]
Zoom Func. on Ring [42]
Using the flash
Using flash [43]
Notes on using the flash [44]
Flash Mode [45]
Flash Comp. [46]
Selecting a screen display mode
Switching the screen display (Shooting) [47]
Switching between the viewfinder and the screen [48]
DISP Button (Finder) [49]
DISP Button (Monitor) [50]
Selecting still image size/image quality
Image Size (still image) [51]
Aspect Ratio (still image) [52]
Quality (still image) [53]
Panorama: Size [54]
Panorama: Direction [55]
Adjusting the focus
Focus Mode [56]
Focus Area [57]
Center Lock-on AF [58]
Focus-lock [59]
Manual Focus [60]
Direct manual focus (DMF) [61]
MF Assist (still image) [62]
Focus Magnifier [63]
Focus Magnif. Time [64]
Peaking Level [65]
Peaking Color [66]
AF Illuminator (still image) [67]
Adjusting the exposure
Exposure Comp. [68]
Metering Mode [69]
Zebra [70]
Exposure Set. Guide [71]
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous shooting/Self-timer)
Drive Mode [72]
Cont. Shooting [73]
Self-timer [74]
Self-timer(Cont) [75]
Cont. Bracket [76]
Single Bracket [77]
WB bracket [78]
DRO Bracket [79]
Settings for bracket shooting [80]
Indicator during bracket shooting [81]
Taking pictures of yourself by monitoring the screen
Self-portrait/ -timer [82]
Selecting the ISO sensitivity
ISO [83]
Multi Frame NR [84]
Correcting the brightness or contrast
D-Range Opt. (DRO) [85]
Auto HDR [86]
Adjusting color tones
White Balance [87]
Capturing a basic white color in [Custom Setup] mode [88]
Selecting an effect mode
Picture Effect [89]
Creative Style [90]
Recording movies
Movie recording formats [91]
File Format (movie) [92]
Record Setting (movie) [93]
Marker Display (movie) [94]
Marker Settings (movie) [95]
SteadyShot (movie) [96]
Micref Level [97]
Wind Noise Reduct. [98]
Auto Slow Shut. (movie) [99]
MOVIE Button [100]
Customizing the shooting functions for convenient use
Memory [101]
Function Menu Set. [102]
Custom Key Settings [103]
Function of the control ring [104]
Function of the ? button [105]
Function of the center button [106]
Function of the left button [107]
Function of the right button [108]
Function of the down button [109]
Setting the other functions of this product
Photo Creativity [110]
Smile/Face Detect. [111]
Soft Skin Effect (still image) [112]
Face Registration (New Registration) [113]
Face Registration (Order Exchanging) [114]
Face Registration (Delete) [115]
Red Eye Reduction [116]
Auto Obj. Framing (still image) [117]
High ISO NR (still image) [118]
Write Date (still image) [119]
Grid Line [120]
Auto Review [121]
FINDER/MONITOR [122]
Release w/o Card [123]
Viewing
Viewing still images
Playing back images [124]
Playback zoom [125]
Image Index [126]
Switching the screen display (during playback) [127]
Deleting images
Deleting a displayed image [128]
Deleting multiple selected images [129]
Playing back movies
Playing back movies [130]
Motion Shot Video [131]
Viewing panoramic images
Playing back panoramic images [132]
Printing
Specify Printing [133]
Using viewing functions
View Mode [134]
Display Rotation [135]
Slide Show [136]
Rotate [137]
Protect [138]
4K Still Image PB [139]
Beauty Effect [140]
Viewing images on a TV
Viewing images on an HD TV [141]
Viewing images on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV [142]
Changing settings
Setup menu
Monitor Brightness [143]
Viewfinder Bright. [144]
Finder Color Temp. [145]
Function for VF close [146]
Volume Settings [147]
Audio signals [148]
GPS On/Off (DSC-HX90V) [149]
GPS Auto Time Cor. (DSC-HX90V) [150]
GPS Auto Area Adj. (DSC-HX90V) [151]
Use GPS Assist Data (DSC-HX90V) [152]
GPS Log REC (DSC-HX90V) [153]
Delete GPS log data (DSC-HX90V) [154]
Upload Settings(Eye-Fi) [155]
Tile Menu [156]
Mode Dial Guide [157]
Delete confirm. [158]
Display Quality [159]
Pwr Save Start Time [160]
PAL/NTSC Selector [161]
Demo Mode [162]
HDMI Resolution [163]
24p/60p Output (movie) (Only for 1080 60i compatible models) [164]
CTRL FOR HDMI [165]
HDMI Info. Display [166]
USB Connection [167]
USB LUN Setting [168]
USB Power Supply [169]
Language [170]
Date/Time Setup [171]
Area Setting [172]
Format [173]
File Number [174]
Select REC Folder [175]
New Folder [176]
Folder Name [177]
Recover Image DB [178]
Display Media Info. [179]
Version [180]
Certification Logo (Overseas model only) [181]
Setting Reset [182]
Using Wi-Fi functions
Connecting this product and a Smartphone
PlayMemories Mobile [183]
Connecting an Android smartphone to this product [184]
Connecting the product to an iPhone or iPad [185]
Calling up an application using [One-touch(NFC)] [186]
Controlling this product using a Smartphone
Smart Remote Embedded [187]
One-touch connection with an NFC-enabled Android smartphone (NFC One-touch
remote) [188]
Transferring images to a Smartphone
Send to Smartphone [189]
Sending images to an Android smartphone (NFC One-touch Sharing) [190]
Transferring images to a computer
Send to Computer [191]
Transferring images to a TV
View on TV [192]
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Airplane Mode [193]
WPS Push [194]
Access Point Set. [195]
Edit Device Name [196]
Disp MAC Address [197]
SSID/PW Reset [198]
Reset Network Set. [199]
Adding applications to the product
PlayMemories Camera Apps
PlayMemories Camera Apps [200]
Recommended computer environment [201]
Installing the applications
Opening a service account [202]
Downloading applications [203]
Downloading applications directly to the product using the Wi-Fi function [204]
Starting the applications
Launching the downloaded application [205]
Managing the applications
Uninstalling applications [206]
Changing the order of applications [207]
Confirming the account information of PlayMemories Camera Apps [208]
Viewing on computers
Recommended computer environment
Recommended computer environment [209]
Using the software
PlayMemories Home [210]
Installing PlayMemories Home [211]
Software for Mac computers [212]
Connecting this product and a computer
Connecting the product to a computer [213]
Importing images to the computer [214]
Disconnecting the product from the computer [215]
Creating a movie disc
Disc type [216]
Selecting the disc creation method [217]
Creating a disc with a device other than a computer [218]
Creating Blu-ray Discs [219]
Precautions/This product
Precautions
Precautions [220]
On the internal rechargeable battery [221]
Notes on the battery pack [222]
Charging the battery pack [223]
Memory card [224]
Cleaning this product
On cleaning [225]
Number of recordable still images and recordable time of movies
Number of still images [226]
Recordable time of movies [227]
Using this product abroad
Plug adaptor [228]
On TV color systems [229]
Other information
ZEISS lens [230]
GPS (DSC-HX90V) [231]
AVCHD format [232]
License [233]
Trademarks
Trademarks [234]
Troubleshooting
If you have problems
If you have problems
Troubleshooting [235]
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
You cannot insert the battery pack into the product. [236]
You cannot turn on the product. [237]
The power turns off suddenly. [238]
The remaining battery level indicator shows an incorrect level. [239]
The charge lamp on the product flashes when charging the battery pack. [240]
The battery pack is not charged. [241]
The monitor does not turn on even when the product is turned on. [242]
Shooting still images/movies
You cannot record images. [243]
Recording takes a long time. [244]
The same image is captured multiple times. [245]
The image is out of focus. [246]
Zoom does not work. [247]
The flash does not work. [248]
Fuzzy white circular spots appear on images shot using the flash. [249]
The close-up shoot function (Macro) does not work. [250]
The recording date and time are not displayed on the screen. [251]
The date and time are recorded incorrectly. [252]
The aperture value and/or shutter speed flashes. [253]
The image colors are not correct. [254]
Noise appears in the image when you view the screen in a dark place. [255]
The eyes of the subject come out red. [256]
Dots appear and remain on the screen. [257]
You cannot shoot images continuously. [258]
The image is not clear in the viewfinder. [259]
No images appear on the viewfinder. [260]
The image is whitish (Flare)./Blurring of light appears on the image (Ghosting). [261]
The image is blurred. [262]
The monitor darkens after a short period of time passed. [263]
The flash takes too long to recharge. [264]
Viewing images
Images cannot be played back. [265]
The date and time are not displayed. [266]
The image cannot be deleted. [267]
The image was deleted by mistake. [268]
GPS
The product is not receiving a GPS signal. (DSC-HX90V) [269]
There is an excessive error in location information. (DSC-HX90V) [270]
It takes time to triangulate although the GPS assist data is taken in. (DSC-HX90V) [271]
The location information has not been recorded. (DSC-HX90V) [272]
Wi-Fi
You cannot find the wireless access point to be connected. [273]
[WPS Push] does not work. [274]
[Send to Computer] is canceled halfway. [275]
You cannot send movies to a smartphone. [276]
[Smart Remote Embedded] or [Send to Smartphone] is canceled halfway. [277]
The shooting screen for [Smart Remote Embedded] is not displayed smoothly./The
connection between this product and the smartphone is disconnected. [278]
You cannot use One-Touch connection (NFC). [279]
Computers
The computer does not recognize this product. [280]
You cannot import images. [281]
The image and sound are interrupted by noise when viewing a movie on a computer.
[282]
Images exported from a computer cannot be viewed on this product. [283]
Memory cards
Formatted the memory card by mistake. [284]
Printing
Images are printed with both edges cut off. [285]
You cannot print images with the date. [286]
Others
The lens gets fogged. [287]
The product stops with the lens portion extended./The product turns off with the lens
portion extended. [288]
The product becomes warm when you use it for a long time. [289]
The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the product. [290]
The number of recordable images does not decrease, or decreases two images at a time.
[291]
Settings are reset even though resetting operation has not been performed. [292]
The product does not work properly. [293]
A sound is produced when the product is shaken. [294]
“--E-” appears on the screen. [295]
Messages
Messages
Self-diagnosis display [296]
Warning messages [297]
Situations this product has difficulty handling
Situations this product has difficulty handling
Situations this product has difficulty handling [298]
[1] How to Use
Before Use
Names of parts
Checking the camera and the supplied items
The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces.
Camera (1)
NP-BX1 Rechargeable battery pack (1)
Micro USB Cable (1)
AC-UB10C/UB10D AC Adaptor (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)* (not supplied in the U.S.A. and Canada)
*Multiple power cords may be supplied with your camera. Use the appropriate one that matches your country/region.
Wrist Strap (1)
Instruction Manual (1)
Wi-Fi Connection/One-touch (NFC) Guide (1)
[2] How to Use
Before Use
Names of parts
Identifying parts
1.
2.
3.
4.
ON/OFF (Power) button
Shutter button
Mode dial
For shooting: W/T (zoom) lever
For viewing:
(Index) lever
5. Self-timer lamp/AF Illuminator
6. GPS receiver (built-in) (DSC-HX90V)
7. Flash
Do not cover the flash with your finger.
If not using the flash, press it down manually.
8. Diopter-adjustment lever
Move the diopter-adjustment lever until the image is clear in the viewfinder.
9. Viewfinder
When you look into the viewfinder, the viewfinder mode is activated, and when you
move your face away from the viewfinder, the viewing mode returns to monitor
mode.
10. Viewfinder pop-up switch
11.
(N mark)
Align this mark when you connect the camera to a smartphone with an NFC function.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your smartphone.
NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard of the short-range
wireless communication technology.
12. Control ring
13. Lens
1. Microphone
2.
(Flash pop-up) switch
When using the flash, slide the
(Flash pop-up) switch.
3. Monitor
When shooting from low angles or shooting self-portraits, adjust the monitor angle.
4. Eye sensor
5. For shooting: Fn (Function) button
For viewing:
(Send to Smartphone) button
6. MOVIE (Movie) button
7. MENU button
8. Charge lamp
9. Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Supports Micro USB compatible device.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Wi-Fi antenna (built-in)
Hook for strap
Control wheel
(Playback) button
?/
(In-Camera Guide/Delete) button
1. Battery lock lever
2. Battery insertion slot
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.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Access lamp
Memory card slot
HDMI micro jack
Battery/Memory card cover
Speaker
[3] How to Use
Before Use
Icons and indicators
List of icons on the screen
The displayed contents and their positions shown below are just a guideline, and may differ
from the actual display.
Monitor mode
For playback (Basic information display)
Viewfinder mode
In Auto Mode or Scene Selection mode
P/A/S/M/Sweep Panorama mode
1.
P P* A S M
Shooting mode
Memory recall
NO CARD
Memory card/Upload
Scene Recognition icons
Scene Selection
100
Remaining number of recordable images
Aspect ratio of still images
18M / 16M / 13M / 10M / 8.9M / 7.5M / 5.0M / 4.5M / 3.7M / 2.1M / VGA
Image size of still images
Image quality of still images
Frame rate of movies
Record setting of movies
NFC is activated
Remaining battery
Remaining battery warning
USB power supply
Flash charge in progress
AF Illuminator
SteadyShot/Camera shake warning
Airplane mode
GPS Log REC (DSC-HX90V)
GPS position information (DSC-HX90V)
Overlay icon
Micref Level Low
Wind Noise reduction
Database file full/Database file error
Overheating warning
Smart Zoom/
Clear Image Zoom/Digital Zoom
Spot metering area
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display
Digital level gauge
View Mode
100-0003
Folder-File number
File format of movies
Protect
DPOF
DPOF set
Auto object framing image
2.
Drive mode
Metering mode
Flash mode/Red-eye reduction
±0.0
Flash compensation
Focus mode
7500K A5 G5
White Balance
Focus Area
DRO/Auto HDR
+3 +3 +3
Creative Style/Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
Smile/Face Detect.
Soft skin effect
Picture Effect
Smile detection sensitivity indicator
3.
Lock-on AF
Guide display for Lock-on AF
Bracket indicator
STBY
Movie recording standby
REC 0:12
Recording time of the movie (m:s)
Control ring function
Control wheel function
Focus
1/250
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture Value
±0.0
Metered Manual
±0.0
Exposure compensation
ISO400
ISO sensitivity
Shutter speed indicator
Aperture indicator
Histogram
GPS information (DSC-HX90V)
90°44′55″N
233°44′55″W
Latitude/longitude display (DSC-HX90V)
Picture Effect error
Auto HDR image warning
2015-1-1
10:37AM
Date of recording
3/7
File number/Number of images in the view mode
Copyright information exists for image
[4] How to Use
Before Use
Using the strap
Using the wrist strap
Attach the wrist strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent damage caused by
dropping the product.
[5] How to Use
Before Use
Adjusting the viewfinder
Adjusting the viewfinder (diopter-adjustment)
Adjust the diopter scale to your eyesight until the display appears clearly in the viewfinder.
1. Slide the Viewfinder pop-up switch (A) down to raise the viewfinder.
If you slide the Viewfinder pop-up switch when the camera is off, the camera will turn
on.
If you stow the viewfinder inside the camera, the camera will turn off.
2. Grasp both sides of the eyepiece (B) and pull it towards the monitor side until it clicks.
3. Slide the diopter-adjustment lever.
Hint
To store the viewfinder
Grasp both sides of the eyepiece and push it into the viewfinder until it clicks. Then push
down the viewfinder.
Note
Be careful not to push down on the viewfinder when it is being raised.
Be sure that the eyepiece is stored in the viewfinder unit before attempting to push down
the viewfinder. If it is not stored and you try to force the viewfinder down, a malfunction
may result.
Do not carry the camera by the viewfinder.
[6] How to Use
Before Use
In-Camera guide
About the [In-Camera Guide]
The [In-Camera Guide] displays descriptions of MENU items, Fn (Function) button, and
settings, and if a function cannot be set, the reason why.
1. Press the MENU or Fn button.
2. Select the desired MENU item using up/down/left/right side on the control wheel.
3. Press the /
(In-Camera Guide/Delete) button.
The operation guide for the MENU item you have selected in step 2 is displayed.
If you press the
on the center of the control wheel after selecting an item shown
in gray, the reason the item cannot be set is displayed.
[7] How to Use
Before Use
In-Camera guide
About the shooting advice
Displays the shooting advice according to the selected shooting mode.
1. Press the
displayed.
/
(In-Camera Guide/Delete) button while the shooting screen is
2. Press the top/bottom side of the control wheel to select the desired shooting advice,
then press
on the center.
The shooting advice is displayed.
You can scroll the screen by pressing the up/down side of the control wheel.
Hint
To view all the shooting advice, select MENU →
List].
[8] How to Use
Preparing the camera
(Camera Settings) → [Shooting Tip
Charging the battery pack
Charging the battery pack while it is inserted in the
camera
When using the camera for the first time, be sure to charge the battery pack. The charged
battery pack will discharge little by little, even if you do not use it. To avoid missing a
shooting opportunity, charge the battery pack before shooting.
1. Turn the power OFF.
2. Connect the camera with the battery pack inserted to the AC Adaptor (supplied) using
the micro USB cable (supplied), and connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall
socket).
For customers in the U.S.A. and Canada
For customers in countries/regions other than the U.S.A. and
Canada
Charge lamp
Lit: Charging
Off: Charging finished
Flashing: Charging error or charging paused temporarily because the camera is not
within the proper temperature range
If the charge lamp lights up once and then immediately turns off, the battery pack is
fully charged.
Charging time (Full charge)
The charging time is approximately 230 min. using the AC Adaptor (supplied).
The charging time may differ depending on the remaining capacity of the battery pack or
the charging conditions.
The battery pack can be charged even when it is not fully depleted.
The above charging time applies when charging a fully depleted battery pack (supplied) at
a temperature of 25°C (77°F). Charging may take longer depending on the conditions of
use and the environment.
Note
If the charge lamp flashes when the battery pack is not fully charged, remove the battery
pack or disconnect the USB cable from the camera and then re-insert it to recharge.
If the charge lamp on the camera flashes when the AC Adaptor is connected to the wall
outlet (wall socket), this indicates that charging is temporarily stopped because the
temperature is outside the recommended range. When the temperature gets back within
the appropriate range, the charging resumes. We recommend charging the battery pack
at an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50ºF to 86ºF).
Connect the AC Adaptor to the nearest wall outlet (wall socket). If malfunctions occur
while using the AC Adaptor, immediately disconnect the plug from the wall outlet (wall
socket) to disconnect from the power source.
When you use a completely new battery pack or a battery pack that has not been used for
a long time, the charge lamp may flash quickly when the battery is charged for the first
time. If this happens, remove the battery pack or disconnect the USB cable from the
camera and then re-insert it to recharge.
Do not continuously or repeatedly charge the battery pack without using it if it is already
fully charged or close to fully charged. Doing so may cause a deterioration in battery
performance.
When charging is finished, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket).
Be sure to use only genuine Sony brand battery packs, micro USB cables (supplied) and
AC Adaptors (supplied).
[9] How to Use
Preparing the camera
Charging the battery pack
Charging by connecting to a computer
The battery pack can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer using a micro
USB cable.
1. Turn off the product, and connect to the USB terminal of the computer.
If you connect the camera to a computer when power is turned on, the camera will
be powered by the computer while the battery is not charged, which allows you to
import images to a computer without worrying about the battery running out.
Note
Note the following points when charging via a computer:
If the product is connected to a laptop computer that is not connected to a power source, the
laptop battery level decreases. Do not leave the product connected to a laptop computer for an
extended period of time.
Do not turn on/off or restart the computer, or wake the computer from sleep mode when a USB
connection has been established between the computer and the camera. Doing so may cause a
malfunction. Before turning on/off or restarting the computer, or waking the computer from sleep
mode, disconnect the camera from the computer.
Proper operation cannot be guaranteed on all types of computers.
Charging cannot be guaranteed with a custom-built computer, modified computer, or a computer
connected through a USB hub.
The camera may not operate correctly when other USB devices are used at the same time.
[10] How to Use
Preparing the camera
Charging the battery pack
Inserting the battery pack into the camera
How to insert the battery pack into the camera
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Insert the battery pack while pressing the lock lever (A) with the tip of the battery until
the battery locks into place.
3. Close the cover.
[11] How to Use
Preparing the camera
Charging the battery pack
Battery life and the number of images that can be
recorded/played back using a battery pack
Screen mode
Shooting (still images):
Number of images: approx. 390
Actual shooting (movies):
Battery life: approx. 70 min.
Continuous shooting (movies):
Battery life: approx. 105 min.
Viewing (still images):
Battery life: approx. 290 min., Number of images: approx. 5800
Viewfinder mode
Shooting (still images):
Number of images: approx. 360
Actual shooting (movies):
Battery life: approx. 75 min.
Continuous shooting (movies):
Battery life: approx. 115 min.
Note
The above battery life and number of images applies when the battery pack has been fully
charged. The battery life and number of images may decrease depending on the
conditions of use.
The battery life and number of images that can be recorded is for shooting under the
following conditions:
The battery pack is used at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
Using Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2) media (sold separately)
[GPS On/Off]: [Off] (DSC-HX90V)
[Display Quality]: [Standard]
The number for "Shooting (still images)" is based on the CIPA standard, and is for
shooting under the following conditions (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association):
DISP: [Display All Info.]
One picture is taken every 30 seconds.
The zoom is switched alternately between the W and T ends.
The flash strobes once for every two pictures.
The power is turned on and off once every ten times.
The number of minutes for movie shooting is based on the CIPA standard, and is for
shooting under the following conditions:
The image quality is set to 60i 17M (FH) .
Actual shooting (movies): Battery life based on repeated shooting, zooming, shooting stand-by,
turning on/off, etc.
Continuous movie shooting: Battery life based on non-stop shooting until the limit (29 minutes) has
been reached, and then continued by pressing the MOVIE button again. Other functions, such as
zooming, are not used.
If the remaining battery is not displayed, press the DISP (Display Setting).
[12] How to Use
Preparing the camera
Charging the battery pack
Supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket)
If you use an AC-UD10 AC adaptor (sold separately) that is compatible with shooting and
playback, power will be supplied to the camera via the AC adaptor when you are using the
camera without using up the battery power.
1. To supply power to the camera during shooting/playback, connect the camera to the
AC adaptor AC-UD10 (sold separately) and plug the AC adaptor into a wall outlet (wall
socket).
Note
You can shoot or play back images while the supplied AC adaptor is connected to the
camera. However, the camera will turn off when the battery pack is completely
discharged.
If you use the camera while power is supplied from a wall outlet (wall socket), make sure
that the icon (
/
) displays on the monitor.
[13] How to Use
Preparing the camera
Charging the battery pack
Removing the battery pack
How to remove the battery pack
1. Make sure that the access lamp is not lit, and turn off the camera.
2. Slide lock lever (A) and remove the battery pack.
Be careful not to drop the battery pack.
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Preparing the camera
Inserting a memory card
How to insert a memory card
Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
1. Open the memory card cover.
2. Insert the memory card.
Ensure that the notched corner is facing in the correct direction.
With the notched corner facing in the direction illustrated, insert the memory card
until it clicks into place.
3. Close the memory card cover.
Hint
When you use a memory card with this product for the first time, it is recommended that
you format the card using the product for stable performance of the memory card.
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Preparing the camera
Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
Removing the memory card
How to remove the memory card
1. Open the memory card cover.
2. Make sure that the access lamp (A) is not lit.
3. Push in on the memory card once to remove it.
4. Close the memory card cover.
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Preparing the camera
Setting the language, date and time
Setting language, date and time
When you turn on the camera for the first time or after you have initialized the functions, the
setting screen for language, date and time will appear.
1. Turn on the camera.
The language setting screen will appear and then setting screen for date and time will
appear.
2. Select your language, and then press
.
3. Check that [Enter] is selected on the screen, then press
on the control wheel.
4. Select your desired geographic location, and then press
.
5. Select a setting item using the up/down side of the control wheel or by turning the
control wheel, then press
in the center.
6. Set [Daylight Savings], [Date/Time], and [Date Format] using the up/down/left/right
sides, then press
in the center.
Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to set other items, then select [Enter] and press
in the center.
To cancel the date and time setting procedure, press the MENU button.
Note
If the date and time setting is cancelled halfway, the setting screen for the date and time
appears every time you turn on the camera.
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Confirming the operation method
Using the control wheel
Confirming the operation method
You can select setting items by turning or pressing the top/bottom/right/left side of the control
wheel. Your selection is determined when you press
on the center of the control wheel.
The DISP (Display Setting),
(Exposure Comp./Photo Creativity),
/
(Drive
Mode), (Flash Mode) functions are assigned to the top/bottom/left/right sides of the
control wheel. You can assign selected functions to the left/right/bottom sides of the control
wheel or to the
in the center.
During playback, you can display the next/previous image by pressing the right/left side of
the control wheel or by turning the control wheel.
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Confirming the operation method
Confirming the operation method
Using the control ring
By turning the control ring (A), you can change the desired settings instantly for various
shooting modes.
You can also allocate frequently used functions to the control ring by selecting MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [Control Ring].
Icons and function names are displayed on the screen as follows.
Ex.
: Adjust zoom by turning the control ring.
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Confirming the operation method
Confirming the operation method
Using MENU items
In this section, you learn how to change settings related to all camera operations and
execute camera functions including shooting, playback, and operation methods.
1. Press MENU button to display the Menu screen.
2. Select the desired MENU item using the up/down/left/right side of the control wheel or
by turning the control wheel, and then press
in the center of the control wheel.
The display may move directly from step 1 to step 3 depending on the [Tile Menu]
setting.
3. Select the desired setting item by pressing the up/down/left/right side on the control
wheel or by turning the control wheel, and then press
on the center of the control
wheel.
Select an icon at the top of the screen and press the left/right side of the control
wheel to move to another MENU item.
4. Select the desired setting value, and press
to confirm.
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Confirming the operation method
Confirming the operation method
Using the Fn (Function) button
You can register frequently used functions to the Fn (function) button and recall them while
shooting. Up to 12 frequently used functions can be registered to the Fn (Function) button.
1. Press the DISP button, and then press the Fn (Function) button in a screen mode other
than [For viewfinder].
2. Select a function to be registered by pressing the up/down/left/right side of the control
wheel.
3. Set the desired setting by turning the control wheel.
Some functions can be fine-tuned using the control ring.
Performing settings on the dedicated screen
Select the desired function in step 2, then press
on the center of the control wheel.
The dedicated setting screen for the function appears. Follow the operating guide (A) to
perform the settings.
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Confirming the operation method
Confirming the operation method
Using the "Quick Navi"
You can change the settings directly using the Quick Navi screen when using the viewfinder.
The displayed contents and their position shown below are just a guideline, and may differ
from the actual display.
1. MENU→
[Enter].
(Custom Settings) → [DISP Button] → [Monitor] → [For viewfinder] →
2. Press the DISP (Display Setting) button on the control wheel repeatedly until the screen
is set to [For viewfinder].
3. Press Fn (Function) button to switch the screen to Quick Navi screen.
In Auto Mode or Scene Selection mode
In P/A/S/M/Sweep Panorama mode
4. Select the desired function by pressing the up/down/left/right side of the control wheel.
5. Turn the control wheel to select the desired setting.
Performing settings on the dedicated screen
Select the desired function in step 4, then press
on the center of the control wheel. The
dedicated setting screen for the function appears. Follow the operating guide (A) to perform
the settings.
Note
Gray items on the Quick Navi screen are not available.
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Shooting
Shooting still images/movies
Shooting still images
Shoots still images.
1. Set the shooting mode to
(Intelligent Auto).
2. Adjust the monitor angle, and hold the camera. Or look through the viewfinder and hold
the camera.
3. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the indicator (
) lights up.
The shortest shooting distance is approximately 5 cm (0.16 ft) (W), 250 cm (8.20 ft)
(T) (from the lens).
4. Press the shutter button fully down.
Focus indicator
lights:
Image is in the focus.
flashes:
The focusing has failed.
Hint
When the product cannot focus automatically, the focus indicator flashes and the beep
does not sound. Either recompose the shot or change the focus setting.
Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
It is dark and the subject is distant.
The contrast of the subject is poor.
The subject is seen through glass.
The subject is moving quickly.
There is reflective light or shiny surfaces.
There is a flashing light.
The subject is backlit.
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Shooting
Shooting still images/movies
Shooting movies
You can record movies by pressing the MOVIE button.
1. Press the MOVIE button to start recording.
2. Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Hint
You can assign the start/stop movie recording function to a preferred key. MENU→
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → set the function to the preferred key.
Note
To adjust the shutter speed and aperture value to the desired settings, set the shooting
mode to
(Movie).
If you use a function such as zoom while shooting a movie, the noise of the lens operating
will be recorded. The sound of the MOVIE button operating may also be recorded when
you press the MOVIE button to stop recording.
For the continuous shooting time of a movie recording, refer to "Recordable time of
movies." When movie recording is finished, you can restart recording by pressing the
MOVIE button again. Recording may stop to protect the product, depending on the
temperature of the product or the battery.
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Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
List of mode dial functions
You can select the desired shooting mode by turning the mode dial.
Available functions
(Intelligent Auto):
Allows you to shoot with automatic scene recognition.
(Superior Auto):
Allows you to shoot with automatic scene recognition. This mode takes clear images of dark
or backlit scenes.
(Program Auto):
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and
the aperture value (F value)). Also you can select various settings using the menu.
(Aperture Priority):
Allows you to adjust the aperture and shoot when you want to blur the background, etc.
(Shutter Priority):
Allows you to shoot fast-moving subjects etc., by manually adjusting the shutter speed.
(Manual Exposure):
Allows you to shoot still images with the desired exposure by adjusting the shutter speed
and the aperture value.
MR (Memory recall):
Allows you to shoot an image after recalling often-used modes or numeric settings
registered in advance.
(Movie):
Allows you to change the setting for movie recording.
(iSweep Panorama):
Allows you to shoot a panoramic image by compositing the images.
SCN (Scene Selection):
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
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Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Intelligent Auto
The camera shoots with automatic scene recognition.
1. Set the mode dial to
(Intelligent Auto).
2. Point the camera to the subject.
When the camera recognized the scene, the icon for the recognized scene appears on
the screen.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the image.
Note
The product will not recognize the scene when you shoot images with zoom functions
other than optical zoom.
The product may not properly recognize the scene under certain shooting conditions.
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Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Superior Auto
The camera shoots with automatic scene recognition. This mode takes clear images of dark
or backlit scenes.
For low-lit or backlit scenes, if necessary the camera may shoot multiple images and create
a composite image, etc., to record higher quality images than in Intelligent Auto mode.
1. Set the mode dial to
(Superior Auto).
2. Point the camera to the subject.
When the camera recognizes a scene, the scene recognition icon appears on the
screen. If necessary,
(overlay icon) may appear.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the image.
Note
When the product is used to create composite images, the recording process takes longer
than usual.
The product will not recognize the scene when you use zoom functions other than optical
zoom.
The product may not properly recognize a scene under some shooting conditions.
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Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
About Scene Recognition
Scene Recognition operates in [Intelligent Auto] mode and [Superior Auto] mode.
This function allows the product to automatically recognize the shooting conditions and
shoot the image.
Scene Recognition:
When the product recognizes certain scenes, the following icons and guides are displayed
on the first line:
(Portrait)
(Infant)
(Night Portrait)
(Night Scene)
(Backlight Portrait)
(Backlight)
(Landscape)
(Macro)
(Spotlight)
(Low Light)
When the product recognizes certain conditions, the following icons are displayed on the
second line:
(Tripod)
(Walk) *
(Move)
(Move (Bright))
(Move (Dark))
* The
condition
(Walk) is recognized only when [
[Intelligent Active].
SteadyShot] is set to [Active] or
Note
When [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [Off], the [Portrait], [Backlight Portrait], [Night Portrait]
and [Infant]scenes are not recognized.
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Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
The advantages of automatic shooting
This camera is equipped with the following three automatic shooting modes: [Intelligent
Auto], [Superior Auto], and [Program Auto].
(Intelligent Auto):
Allows you to shoot with automatic scene recognition.
(Superior Auto):
Allows you to shoot with automatic scene recognition. This mode takes clear images of dark
or backlit scenes.
P (Program Auto):
Allows you to adjust various shooting settings such as white balance or ISO value, etc.
Aperture value and shutter speed are automatically set by the camera.
Hint
In [Superior Auto] mode and when the
(overlay icon) is displayed, be sure not to
move the camera before the multiple shots are recorded.
In [Program Auto] mode, you can change the combination of shutter speed and aperture
value while maintaining the correct exposure by turning the control wheel. This function is
called "Program Shift" (P*).
Note
In [Superior Auto] mode, the recording process takes longer, since the product creates a
composite image. In this case, the
(overlay icon) is displayed and the shutter sound
is heard multiple times, but only one image is recorded.
For [Intelligent Auto] and [Superior Auto] mode, most of the functions are set
automatically, and you cannot adjust the settings on your own.
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Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Program Auto
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and
the aperture value).
You can set shooting functions such as [ISO].
1. Set the mode dial to P (Program Auto).
2. Set the shooting functions to your desired settings.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
Program Shift
You can change the shutter speed and aperture (F-value) combination by rotating the
control wheel, without changing the appropriate exposure that is set by this product. This
function is available when you do not use the flash.
“P” on the screen changes to “P*” when you turn the control wheel.
To cancel program shift, set the shooting mode to other than [Program Auto], or turn off
the camera.
Note
According to the brightness of the environment, the program shift may not be used.
Set the shooting mode to another one than “P” or turn off the power to cancel the setting
you made.
When the brightness changes, the aperture (F value) and shutter speed also change
while maintaining the shift amount.
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Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
iSweep Panorama (Face/Motion Detection)
Allows you to create a single panoramic image from multiple images shot while panning the
camera.
1. Set the mode dial to
(iSweep Panorama).
2. Point the camera at the subject.
3. While pressing the shutter button halfway down, aim the camera at one end of the
desired panoramic composition.
(A) This part will not be shot.
4. Press the shutter button fully down.
5. Pan the camera to the end of the guide in the direction of the arrow on the monitor.
(B) Guidance bar
Note
If the entire angle of the panoramic shot is not achieved within the set time, a gray area
occurs in the composite image. If this happens, move the product faster to record the full
panoramic image.
When [Wide] is selected for [Panorama: Size], the entire angle of the panoramic shot may
not be achieved within the given time. If this happens, try shooting after changing
[Panorama: Size] to [Standard].
Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part may not be recorded
smoothly in some cases.
The images may be blurred in dark scenes.
When a light source such as a fluorescent light flickers, the brightness and color of a
stitched image may not be consistent.
The following situations are not suited for shooting Sweep Panorama:
Moving subjects.
Subjects that are too close to the product.
Subjects with continuously similar patterns, such as the sky, beach, or a lawn.
Subjects with constant change such as waves or water falls.
Subjects with brightness widely different from its surroundings such as the sun or a light bulb.
The Sweep Panorama shooting may be interrupted in the following situations.
When the camera is panned too fast or too slow.
The subject is too blurry.
Hint
You can turn the control wheel on the shooting screen to select the shooting direction.
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Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Scene Selection
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
1. Set the mode dial to SCN (Scene Selection).
2. Turn the control wheel to select the desired setting.
When [Mode Dial Guide] is set to [On], you can select the desired settings after you
have changed the position of the mode dial.
Menu item details
Portrait:
Blurs background and sharpens the subject. Accentuates the skin tones softly.
Adv.Sports Shooting:
Allows you to shoot subjects with fast movements, such as sports. While the shutter is
pressed halfway, the movement of the subject is predicted and the focus will be adjusted.
Landscape:
Shoots the entire range of a scenery in sharp focus with vivid colors.
Sunset:
Shoots the red of the sunset beautifully.
Night Scene:
Shoots night scenes without losing the dark atmosphere.
Hand-held Twilight:
Shoots night scenes with less noise and blur without using a tripod. A burst of shots are
taken, and image processing is applied to reduce subject blur, camera-shake, and noise.
Night Portrait:
Shoots night scene portraits using the flash.
The flash does not pop-up automatically. Pop-up the flash before shooting.
Anti Motion Blur:
Allows you to shoot indoor shots without using the flash and reduces subject blur. The
product shoots burst images and combines them to create the image, reducing subject blur
and noise.
Pet:
Allows you to shoot images of your pet with the best settings.
Gourmet:
Allows you to shoot food arrangements in delicious and bright colors.
Beach:
Allows you to shoot scenes on the beach in bright and vivid colors even under the sunlight.
Snow:
Allows you to shoot clear images, preventing sunken colors in snowy scenes or other places
where the whole screen appears white.
Fireworks:
Allows you to shoot images of fireworks in all their splendor.
Soft Skin:
Allows you to shoot images of faces with a smoother look.
High Sensitivity:
Allows you to shoot still images even in dark locations without using the flash, and reduces
subject blur. Also allows you to shoot dark movie scenes more brightly.
Note
Under the following settings, the shutter speed is slower, so use of a tripod is
recommended to prevent the image from blurring:
[Night Scene]
[Night Portrait]
[Fireworks]
In the [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] mode, the shutter clicks 4 times and an
image is recorded.
Reducing blur is less effective even in [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] when
shooting the following subjects:
Subjects with erratic movement.
Subjects that are too close to the product.
Subjects with continuously similar patterns, such as the sky, a beach, or a lawn.
Subjects with constant change such as waves or water falls.
In the case of [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur], block noise may occur when
using a light source that flickers, such as fluorescent lighting.
Hint
To change the scene, rotate the control wheel on the shooting screen and select a new
scene.
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Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Shutter Priority
You can express the movement of a moving subject in various ways by adjusting the shutter
speed, for example, at the instant of the movement with high speed shutter, or as a trailing
image with low speed shutter. The shutter speed can be changed while recording movies.
1. Set the mode dial to S (Shutter Priority).
2. Select the desired value by turning the control wheel.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
The aperture is automatically adjusted to obtain proper exposure.
Note
If proper exposure cannot be obtained after setup, the aperture value on the shooting
screen blinks. Although you can shoot as it is, resetting is recommended.
Use a tripod to prevent blurring when you use a slow shutter speed.
The SteadyShot warning indicator does not appear in shutter speed priority mode.
When the shutter speed is 1/3 second(s) or longer, noise reduction will be done after
shooting for the same amount of time that the shutter was open. However, you cannot
shoot any more while noise reduction is in progress.
The brightness of the image on the monitor may differ from the actual image being shot.
Hint
When a faster shutter speed is used, moving subjects, such as a running person, cars, or
sea spray come out as if they are frozen in their movements. When a slower shutter
speed is used, a trailing image of the movement of the subject is captured to create a
more natural and dynamic image.
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Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Aperture Priority
You can shoot by adjusting the aperture and changing the range in focus, or by defocusing
the background. The aperture value can be changed while recording movies.
1. Set the mode dial to A (Aperture Priority).
2. Select the desired value by turning the control wheel.
Smaller F-value: The subject is in focus, but objects in front of and beyond the
subject are blurred.
Larger F-value: The subject and its foreground and background are all in focus.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted to obtain proper exposure.
Note
If proper exposure cannot be obtained after setup, the shutter speed on the shooting
screen blinks. Although you can shoot as it is, resetting is recommended.
The brightness of the image on the screen may differ from the actual image being shot.
Hint
Smaller F-value (opening the aperture) narrows the range that is in focus. This allows you
to put the subject in sharp focus and blur objects in front of and beyond the subject (depth
of field becomes shallower). Larger F-value (narrowing down the aperture) widens the
range that is in focus. This allows you to shoot the depth of the scenery (depth of field
becomes deeper).
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Shooting
Manual Exposure
Selecting a shooting mode
You can shoot with the desired exposure setting by adjusting both the shutter speed and
aperture. The shutter speed and the aperture value can be changed while recording movies.
1. Set the mode dial to M (Manual Exposure).
2. Press the bottom side of the control wheel to select the shutter speed or aperture value,
then turn the control wheel to select a value.
When [ISO] is set to other than [ISO AUTO], use MM (Metered Manual) to check the
exposure value.
Toward +: Images become brighter.
Toward - : Images become darker.
0: Appropriate exposure analyzed by the product
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
Note
When [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO], the ISO value automatically changes to achieve the
appropriate exposure using the aperture value and shutter speed you have set. If the
aperture value and shutter speed you have set are not suitable for appropriate exposure,
the ISO value indicator will blink.
The Metered Manual indicator does not appear when [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO].
When the amount of ambient light exceeds the metering range of the Metered Manual,
the Metered Manual indicator flashes.
The SteadyShot warning indicator does not appear in manual exposure mode.
The brightness of the image on the monitor may differ from the actual image being shot.
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Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Memory recall
Allows you to shoot an image after recalling often-used modes or camera settings registered
in advance.
1. Set the mode dial to MR (Memory recall).
2. Press the left/right side of the control wheel or turn the control wheel to select the
desired number, then press
on the center.
Note
Register shooting settings in advance by [Memory].
If you set [Memory recall] after completing the shooting settings, the registered settings
are given priority and the original settings may become invalid. Check the indicators on
the screen before shooting.
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Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Movie
You can adjust the shutter speed or aperture value to your desired settings for recording
movies. You can also check the image angle before shooting.
1. Set the mode dial to
2. MENU →
(Movie).
(Camera Settings) → [Movie] → desired setting.
When [Mode Dial Guide] is set to [On], you can select the desired settings after you
have changed the position of the mode dial.
3. Press the MOVIE button to start recording.
Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Menu item details
Program Auto:
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically.
Aperture Priority:
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value manually.
Shutter Priority:
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually.
Manual Exposure:
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (both the shutter speed and the aperture
value) manually.
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Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
Zoom
Enlarge images using the W/T (zoom) lever when shooting.
1. Enlarge images with the W/T (zoom) lever when shooting.
Move the W/T (zoom) lever to the T side to zoom in and to the W side to zoom out.
Hint
When you select other than [Optical zoom only] for [Zoom Setting], you can exceed the
zoom range of the optical zoom to zoom images.
You can assign the zoom function to the control ring.
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Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
The zoom features available with this product
The zoom feature of the product provides a higher magnification zoom by combining various
zoom features. The icon displayed on the screen changes, according to the selected zoom
feature.
1. Optical zoom range
Images are magnified within the optical zoom range of this product.
2. Smart Zoom range (
)
Zoom images without causing the original quality to deteriorate by partially cropping an
image (only when the image size is [M], [S] or [VGA]).
3. Clear Image Zoom range (
)
Zoom images using an image process with less deterioration. Set [Zoom Setting] to
[On:ClearImage Zoom] or [On:Digital Zoom] first.
4. Digital Zoom range (
)
You can magnify images using an image process. When you select [On:Digital Zoom]
for [Zoom Setting], you can use this zoom function.
Note
The default setting for [
Image Size] is [L]. To use the smart zoom change [
Image
Size] to [M], [S] or [VGA].
You cannot use the Smart Zoom function with movies.
When you use a zoom function other than the optical zoom, [Metering Mode] is fixed to
[Multi].
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Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
Zoom Setting
You can select the zoom setting of the product.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Zoom Setting] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Optical zoom only:
Optical zoom is activated. You can use the Smart Zoom function if you set [
Image Size]
to [M], [S] or [VGA].
On:ClearImage Zoom:
Even if the zoom range of the optical zoom is exceeded, the product magnifies images within
the range in which image quality does not deteriorate significantly.
On:Digital Zoom:
When the zoom range of the [
Clear Image Zoom] is exceeded, the product magnifies
images to the largest scale. However, the image quality will deteriorate.
Note
Set [Optical zoom only] if you want to magnify images within the range in which image
quality does not deteriorate.
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Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
About zoom scale
The zoom scale changes according to the settings of this product. The zoom scale for each
setting is as follows.
When [
Aspect Ratio] is [4:3]
[Zoom Setting]: [Optical zoom only] (including smart zoom)
[
Image Size]: L 30×, M 40×, S 56×, VGA 229×
[Zoom Setting]: [On:ClearImage Zoom]
[
Image Size]: L 60×, M 80×, S 113×, VGA 459×
[Zoom Setting]: [On:Digital Zoom]
[
Image Size]: L 120×, M 161×, S 226×, VGA 459×
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Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
Zoom Speed
Sets the zoom speed of the camera's zoom lever.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Zoom Speed] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Normal:
Sets the zoom speed of the zoom lever to normal.
Fast:
Sets the zoom speed of the zoom lever to fast.
Hint
The [Zoom Speed] settings are also used when you are zooming with a remote controller
(sold separately) connected to the camera.
Note
Selecting [Fast] increases the likelihood that the zoom sound will be recorded.
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Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
Zoom Func. on Ring
Sets the zoom functions when using the control ring to change zoom scales. The settings for
[Zoom Func. on Ring] are valid only when auto-focusing.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Zoom Func. on Ring] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Standard:
Zooms in/out smoothly when you operate the zoom by turning the control ring.
Quick:
Zooms in/out to an angle of view corresponding to how far the control ring has been rotated.
Step:
Zooms in/out at certain angle steps when you operate the zoom by turning the control ring.
Note
In the following situations, the zoom function activates as if [Zoom Func. on Ring] is set to
[Standard], even if it is set to [Step].
When using the W/T (zoom) lever to change the zoom scale.
When recording movies.
When using zoom functions other than the optical zoom.
When the shooting mode is set to something other than [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior
Auto], assign the [Zoom] function to the control ring before using the control ring.
Selecting [Quick] increases the likelihood that the zoom sound will be recorded.
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Using shooting functions
Using the flash
Using flash
In dark environments, use the flash to light up the subject while shooting and to prevent
camera-shake. When shooting against the sun, use the flash to lighten the image of the
backlit subject.
1. Press the
(Flash pop-up) slide switch to pop up the flash.
2. Press the shutter button fully down.
When you do not use the flash
When not using the flash, press it back into the camera body.
Note
If you fire the flash before the flash unit pops up entirely, it may cause malfunction.
You cannot use the flash when recording movies.
While charging the flash,
flashes. After charging is completed, the flashing icon will
light up.
When shooting with the flash and the zoom is set to W, the shadow of the lens may
appear on the screen, depending on the shooting conditions. If this happens, shoot away
from the subject or set the zoom to T and shoot with the flash again.
When the monitor is tilted upward more than 90 degrees, it is difficult to operate the
(Flash pop-up) switch. Raise the flash unit before adjusting the monitor angle.
When using flash to shoot pictures of yourself, be careful not to look directly at the light,
because the flash will go off at a close distance. To prevent the flash from hitting the
monitor when you press it back down into the camera body after use, first return the
monitor to its original position.
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Using shooting functions
Using the flash
Notes on using the flash
When using the flash, note the following points.
You cannot use the flash when recording movies.
While charging the flash, the
indicator flashes. When the charging of the flash is
finished, the indicator lights up.
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Using shooting functions
Using the flash
Flash Mode
You can set the flash mode.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Flash Mode] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Flash Off:
The flash does not operate.
Autoflash:
The flash works in dark environments or when shooting towards bright light.
Fill-flash:
The flash works every time you trigger the shutter.
Slow Sync.:
The flash works every time you trigger the shutter. Slow sync shooting allows you to shoot a
clear image of both the subject and the background by slowing the shutter speed.
Rear Sync.:
The flash works right before the exposure is completed every time you trigger the shutter.
Rear sync shooting allows you to shoot a natural image of the trail of a moving subject such
as a moving car or a walking person.
Note
The default setting depends on the shooting mode.
Available flash mode depends on the shooting mode.
[46] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Using the flash
Flash Comp.
Adjusts the amount of flash light in a range of –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV.
Flash compensation changes the amount of flash light only. Exposure compensation
changes the amount of flash light along with the change of the shutter speed and aperture.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Flash Comp.] → desired setting.
Selecting higher values (+ side) makes the flash level higher, and lower values (– side)
makes the flash level lower.
Note
[Flash Comp.] does not work when the shooting mode is set to the following modes:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[iSweep Panorama]
[Scene Selection]
The higher flash effect may not be visible due to the limited amount of flash light
available, if the subject is outside the maximum range of the flash. If the subject is very
close, the lower flash effect may not be visible.
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Selecting a screen display mode
Switching the screen display (Shooting)
You can change the display contents on the screen.
1. Press the DISP (Display Setting) button.
Each time you press the DISP button, the recording information display changes.
Graphic Display
Display All Info.
No Disp. Info.
Histogram
Level
For viewfinder*
* [For viewfinder] is displayed only on the screen.
Some display modes are not available in the default settings.
To change the display modes, press MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [DISP Button] and
change the setting.
Note
Histogram is not displayed during panorama shooting.
In movie mode, [For viewfinder] cannot be displayed.
Hint
You can select different settings for both the viewfinder and the monitor. Look through the
viewfinder to set the display settings for the viewfinder.
To hide the grid lines displayed during still image shooting, select MENU →
(Custom
Settings) → [Grid Line] → [Off].
To hide the marker displayed during movie recording, select MENU →
(Custom
Settings) → [
Marker Display] → [Off].
[48] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting a screen display mode
Switching between the viewfinder and the screen
The displays on the viewfinder and screen may differ depending on the viewfinder and
screen status and the [FINDER/MONITOR] setting.
When the viewfinder is down
The image is displayed on the screen only regardless of the [FINDER/MONITOR] setting
and whether the monitor is open or closed.
When the viewfinder is up and the screen is closed
When you look into the viewfinder: The image is displayed in the viewfinder only
regardless of the [FINDER/MONITOR] setting.
When you are not looking into the viewfinder: If [FINDER/MONITOR] is set to [Auto], the
image is displayed only on the screen.
When you are not looking into the viewfinder: If [FINDER/MONITOR] is set to
[Viewfinder], the image is displayed in the viewfinder only.
When the viewfinder is up and the screen is open
Low angle: If [FINDER/MONITOR] is set to [Auto], the image is displayed on the screen
only.
Low angle: If [FINDER/MONITOR] is set to [Viewfinder], the image is displayed in the
viewfinder only.
Self-portrait: If [FINDER/MONITOR] is set to [Auto], the image is displayed in the screen
only.
Self-portrait: If [FINDER/MONITOR] is set to [Viewfinder], the image is displayed in the
viewfinder only.
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Selecting a screen display mode
DISP Button (Finder)
Allows you to set the screen display modes that can be selected for the viewfinder using
(Display Setting) in shooting mode.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [DISP Button] → [Finder] → desired setting →
[Enter].
The items marked with
are available.
Menu item details
Graphic Display:
Shows basic shooting information. Graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture value.
Display All Info.:
Shows recording information.
No Disp. Info.:
Does not show recording information.
Histogram:
Displays the luminance distribution graphically.
Level:
Indicates whether the product is level in the horizontal direction. When the product is level in
the horizontal direction, the indicator turns to green.
[50] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting a screen display mode
DISP Button (Monitor)
Allows you to set the screen display modes that can be selected for the monitor using
(Display Setting) in shooting mode.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [DISP Button] → [Monitor] → desired setting →
[Enter].
The items marked with
are available.
Menu item details
Graphic Display:
Shows basic shooting information. Graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture value.
Display All Info.:
Shows recording information.
No Disp. Info.:
Does not show recording information.
Histogram:
Displays the luminance distribution graphically.
Level:
Indicates whether the product is level in the horizontal direction. When the product is level in
the horizontal direction, the indicator turns to green.
For viewfinder:
Displays information suited for shooting with the viewfinder.
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Using shooting functions
Selecting still image size/image quality
Image Size (still image)
The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed on
large-format paper. The smaller the image size, the more images can be recorded.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Image Size] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Image size when [
Aspect Ratio] is 3:2
L: 16M 4896×3264 pixels
M: 8.9M 3648×2432 pixels
S: 4.5M 2592×1728 pixels
Image size when [
Aspect Ratio] is 4:3
L: 18M 4896×3672 pixels
M: 10M 3648×2736 pixels
S: 5.0M 2592×1944 pixels
VGA 640×480 pixels
Image size when [
Aspect Ratio] is 16:9
L: 13M 4896×2752 pixels
M: 7.5M 3648×2056 pixels
S: 2.1M 1920×1080 pixels
Image size when [
Aspect Ratio] is 1:1
L: 13M 3664×3664 pixels
M: 7.5M 2736×2736 pixels
S: 3.7M 1920×1920 pixels
[52] How to Use
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Selecting still image size/image quality
Aspect Ratio (still image)
Sets the aspect ratio of still images.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Menu item details
Aspect Ratio] → desired setting.
3:2:
Suitable for standard prints.
4:3:
For shooting in a size suitable for viewing on a computer.
16:9:
For viewing on a high-definition TV.
1:1:
For shooting in composition as a medium format camera.
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Selecting still image size/image quality
Quality (still image)
Selects the compression format of still images.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Quality] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Fine:
File format: JPEG
The image is compressed in the JPEG format when recorded.
Standard:
File format: JPEG
The image is compressed in the JPEG format when recorded. Since the compression rate of
[Standard] is higher than that of [Fine], the file size of [Standard] is smaller than that of
[Fine]. This will allow more files to be recorded on 1 memory card, but the image quality will
be lower.
[54] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting still image size/image quality
Panorama: Size
Sets the image size when shooting panoramic images. The image size varies depending on
the [Panorama: Direction] setting.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Panorama: Size] → desired setting.
Menu item details
When [Panorama: Direction] is [Up] or [Down]
Standard: 3424×1920
Wide: 4912×1920
When [Panorama: Direction] is [Left] or [Right]
Standard: 4912×1080
Wide: 7152×1080
360°: Allows you to shoot in the size of 11520×1080, 360 degrees around.
[55] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting still image size/image quality
Panorama: Direction
Sets the direction to pan the camera when shooting panoramic images.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Panorama: Direction] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Right:
Pan the camera from the left to the right.
Left:
Pan the camera from the right to the left.
Up:
Pan the camera from the bottom to the top.
Down:
Pan the camera from the top to the bottom.
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Adjusting the focus
Focus Mode
Selects the focus method to suit the movement of the subject.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Focus Mode] → desired setting.
Menu item details
(Single-shot AF):
The product locks the focus when the focus adjustment is achieved. Use [Single-shot AF]
when the subject is motionless.
(DMF):
Allows you to use manual focus and auto focus in combination.
(Manual Focus):
Adjusts the focus manually. If you cannot focus on the intended subject using auto focus,
use manual focus.
Note
If the subject is too close, the image may show any dust or fingerprints on the lens. Wipe
the lens with a soft cloth, etc.
Hint
If you shoot movies when [Focus Mode] is set to [Single-shot AF] or [DMF], the [Focus
Mode] will automatically change to
(Continuous AF) and then continue to focus.
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Adjusting the focus
Focus Area
Selects the focusing area. Use this function when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto
focus mode.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Focus Area] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Wide:
Focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the image.
When you press the shutter button halfway down in still image shooting mode, a green frame
is displayed around the area that is in focus.
Center:
Focuses automatically on a subject in the center of the image. When used together with the
AF lock function, you can compose the image you want.
Flexible Spot:
Allows you to move the AF range frame to the desired point on the screen and focus on an
extremely small subject in a narrow area.
On the Flexible Spot shooting screen, you can change the size of the AF range finder frame
by rotating the control wheel.
Expand Flexible Spot:
If the product fails to focus on the single selected point, it uses the focus points around the
flexible spot as the second priority area to achieve focus.
On the Flexible Spot shooting screen, you can change the size of the AF range finder frame
by rotating the control wheel.
[58] How to Use
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Adjusting the focus
Center Lock-on AF
When you press the center button, the camera detects the subject positioned in the center of
the screen and continues to track the subject.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Center Lock-on AF] → [On]
2. Align the target frame (A) over the subject and press
wheel.
Press
again to stop tracking.
in the center of the control
If the camera loses track of the subject, it can detect when the subject reappears on
the monitor and resume tracking.
3. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot the image.
Note
[Center Lock-on AF] may not function very well in the following situations:
The subject is moving too quickly.
The subject is too small, or too large.
The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
It is dark.
The ambient light changes.
Lock-on AF does not work in the following situations:
In [iSweep Panorama] mode
When [Scene Selection] is set to [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur]
When shooting in Manual Focus mode
When using the digital zoom
The camera may not be able to resume tracking for a while after it loses the track of the
subject.
[59] How to Use
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Adjusting the focus
Focus-lock
Shoots images with the focus locked on the desired subject in auto focus mode.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Focus Mode] → [Single-shot AF].
2. Place the subject within the AF area and press the shutter button halfway down.
The focus is locked.
3. Keep pressing the shutter button halfway down, and place the subject back in the
original position to re-compose the shot.
4. Press the shutter button down fully to take the picture.
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Adjusting the focus
Manual Focus
When it is difficult to get the proper focus in autofocus mode, you can adjust the focus
manually. This setting will become activated when you shoot still images or movies.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Focus Mode] → [Manual Focus].
2. Rotate the control ring to achieve sharp focus.
When you rotate the control ring, the focus distance is displayed on the screen.
3. Press the shutter button fully down to take the picture.
Note
When you use the viewfinder, adjust the diopter level to obtain the correct focus on the
viewfinder.
If you re-select the [Focus Mode], any focus distance that you set manually will be
canceled.
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Adjusting the focus
Direct manual focus (DMF)
You can make fine adjustments manually after the focus is locked.
You can quickly focus on a subject rather than using the manual focus from the beginning.
This is convenient in cases such as macro shooting.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Focus Mode] → [DMF].
2. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus automatically.
3. Keep the shutter button halfway down, rotate the control ring to achieve a sharper
focus.
When you rotate the control ring, the focus distance is displayed on the screen.
4. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image.
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Adjusting the focus
MF Assist (still image)
Enlarges the image on the screen automatically to make manual focusing easier. This works
in Manual Focus or Direct Manual Focus shooting.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [
MF Assist] → [On].
2. Turn the control ring to adjust the focus.
The image is enlarged.
Note
You cannot use [
MF Assist] when shooting movies.
Hint
You can set how long the image is to be shown magnified by selecting MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Focus Magnif. Time].
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Focus Magnifier
Adjusting the focus
You can check the focus by enlarging the image before shooting.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Focus Magnifier].
2. Press
on the center of the control wheel to enlarge the image and select the
position you want to enlarge using up/down/left/right side of the control wheel.
You can change the magnifier scaling in two steps by pressing
in the center, and
close the focus magnifier mode and return to the normal shooting display by
pressing
three times.
3. Confirm the focus.
4. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot the image.
Hint
When focusing manually, you can adjust the focus while an image is magnified.
The [Focus Magnifier] function will be released when the shutter button is pressed
halfway.
You can record images while an image is enlarged, but the product records a full-display
image.
The [Focus Magnifier] function will be released after shooting.
You can set how long the image is to be shown magnified by selecting MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Focus Magnif. Time].
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Adjusting the focus
Focus Magnif. Time
Set the duration for which an image is to be magnified using the [
Magnifier] function.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Focus Magnif. Time] → desired setting.
Menu item details
2 Sec:
Magnifies the images for 2 seconds.
5 Sec:
Magnifies the images for 5 seconds.
No Limit:
MF Assist] or [Focus
Magnifies the images until you press the shutter button.
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Adjusting the focus
Peaking Level
Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges using a specific color in Manual Focus or Direct
Manual Focus shooting. This function allows you to confirm the focus easily. This setting will
become activated when you shoot still images or movies.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Peaking Level] → desired setting.
Menu item details
High:
Sets the peaking level to high.
Mid:
Sets the peaking level to middle.
Low:
Sets the peaking level to low.
Off:
Does not use the peaking function.
Note
Since the product determines that sharp areas are in focus, the effect of peaking differs,
depending on the subject and shooting conditions.
The outline of in-focus ranges is not enhanced when the product is connected using an
HDMI cable.
[66] How to Use
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Adjusting the focus
Peaking Color
Sets the color used for the peaking function in Manual Focus or Direct Manual Focus
shooting. This setting will become activated when you shoot still images or movies.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Peaking Color] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Red:
Enhances outlines in red.
Yellow:
Enhances outlines in yellow.
White:
Enhances outlines in white.
[67] How to Use
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Adjusting the focus
AF Illuminator (still image)
The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings.
The red AF illuminator allows the product to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed
halfway, until the focus is locked.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
AF Illuminator] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto:
Uses the AF illuminator.
Off:
Does not use the AF illuminator.
Note
You cannot use [
AF Illuminator] in the following situations:
In movie mode
In [iSweep Panorama] mode
When [Scene Selection] is set to the following modes:
[Landscape]
[Adv.Sports Shooting]
[Night Scene]
[Pet]
[Fireworks]
The AF illuminator emits a very bright light. Although there is no health hazard, do not
look directly into the AF illuminator at close range.
[68] How to Use
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Adjusting the exposure
Exposure Comp.
Based on the exposure value set by auto exposure, you can make the entire image brighter
or darker if you adjust [Exposure Comp.] to the plus side or minus side, respectively
(exposure compensation). Normally, exposure is set automatically (auto exposure).
1.
/
(Exposure Comp.) on the control wheel → press the left/right side of the
control wheel or turn the control wheel, and select the desired exposure range.
When using [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto], you can display the settings screen
for [Photo Creativity] by pressing
/
.
You can adjust the exposure in a range of –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV.
Note
You can adjust the exposure in a range of –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV for movies.
If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash,
you may not be able to get a satisfactory effect.
When you use [Manual Exposure], you can compensate for the exposure only when [ISO]
is set to [ISO AUTO].
[69] How to Use
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Adjusting the exposure
Metering Mode
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the screen to measure for determining the
exposure.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Metering Mode] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multi:
Measures light on each area after dividing the total area into multiple areas and determines
the proper exposure of the entire screen (Multi-pattern metering).
Center:
Measures the average brightness of the entire screen, while emphasizing the central area of
the screen (Center-weighted metering).
Spot:
Measures only the central area (Spot metering). This function is useful when the subject is
backlit or when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background.
Note
The setting is fixed to [Multi] in the following shooting modes:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
Zoom functions other than optical zoom
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Adjusting the exposure
Zebra
The zebra pattern will appear over part of an image if the brightness level of that part meets
the IRE level that you set. Use this zebra pattern as a guide to adjust the brightness.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Zebra] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off:
Does not display the zebra pattern.
70/75/80/85/90/95/100/100+:
Adjusts the brightness level.
Note
The zebra pattern is not displayed during HDMI connection.
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Adjusting the exposure
Exposure Set. Guide
You can set whether to display a guide when you change the exposure.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Exposure Set. Guide] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off:
Does not display the guide.
On:
Displays the guide.
[72] How to Use
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shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Drive Mode
You can set the drive mode, such as continuous or self-timer shooting.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → desired setting.
You can also set the drive mode by pressing
control wheel.
/
([Drive Mode]) button of the
Menu item details
Single Shooting:
Shoots one still image. Normal shooting mode.
Cont. Shooting:
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter button.
Self-timer:
Shoots an image using the self-timer after a designated number of seconds have elapsed
since the shutter button was pressed.
Self-timer(Cont):
Shoots a designated number of images using the self-timer after a designated number of
seconds have elapsed since the shutter button was pressed.
Cont. Bracket:
Shoots images while holding the shutter button down, each with different degrees of
brightness.
Single Bracket:
Shoots a specified number of images, one by one, each with a different degree of
brightness.
WB bracket:
Shoots a total of three images, each with different color tones according to the selected
settings for white balance, color temperature and color filter.
DRO Bracket:
Shoots a total of three images, each at a different degree of D-Range Optimizer.
[73] How to Use
Using shooting functions
shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Cont. Shooting
Shoots maximum 10 images while you press the shutter button.
1. MENU→
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Cont. Shooting].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu Item Details
Continuous Shooting: Hi:
Continuous shooting speed is set at a maximum of about 10 images per second.
Continuous Shooting: Lo:
Continuous shooting speed is set at a maximum of about 2 images per second.
Note
Continuous shooting is unavailable in the following situations:
The shooting mode has been set to [iSweep Panorama].
The shooting mode is set to [Scene Selection] and a scene other than [Adv.Sports Shooting] is
selected.
The [Picture Effect] is set to [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature],
[Watercolor], or [Illustration].
The [DRO/Auto HDR] is set to [Auto HDR].
[ISO] is set to [Multi Frame NR].
[Smile Shutter] is being used.
[74] How to Use
Using shooting functions
shooting/Self-timer)
Self-timer
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Shoots an image using the self-timer after a designated number of seconds have elapsed
since the shutter button was pressed.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Self-timer].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Self-timer: 10 Sec:
Sets the 10-second delay self-timer.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the
shutter operates after 10 seconds. To cancel the self-timer, press the shutter button again.
Self-timer: 5 Sec:
Sets the 5-second delay self-timer.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the
shutter operates after 5 seconds. To cancel the self-timer, press the shutter button again.
Self-timer: 2 Sec:
Sets the 2-second delay self-timer. This reduces the camera-shake caused by pressing the
shutter button.
Hint
Press the
/
Press the
/
the self-timer.
button of the control wheel to end the self-timer.
button and select
(Single Shooting) of the control wheel to cancel
Note
The self-timer is unavailable in the following situations:
The shooting mode is set to [iSweep Panorama].
[Adv.Sports Shooting] in [Scene Selection]
[Smile Shutter]
[75] How to Use
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shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Self-timer(Cont)
Shoots a designated number of images using the self-timer after a designated number of
seconds have elapsed since the shutter button was pressed. You can choose the best from
multiple shots.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Self-timer(Cont)].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Self-timer(Cont.): 10 Sec. 3 Img.:
Shoots three frames in succession 10 seconds after you press the shutter button.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the
shutter operates after 10 seconds.
Self-timer(Cont.): 5 Sec. 3 Img.:
Shoots three frames in succession 5 seconds after you press the shutter button. When you
press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the shutter
operates after 5 seconds.
Self-timer(Cont.): 2 Sec. 3 Img.:
Shoots three frames in succession 2 seconds after you press the shutter button. When you
press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the shutter
operates after 2 seconds.
Hint
Press the
/
button of the control wheel to end the self-timer.
Press the
/
button and select
(Single Shooting) of the control wheel to
release the self-timer.
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shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Cont. Bracket
Shoots multiple images while automatically shifting the exposure from base to darker and
then to lighter. Press and hold down the shutter button until the bracket recording is
completed.
You can select an image that suits your intention, after recording.
1. MENU→
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Cont. Bracket].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Cont. Bracket: 0.3EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.3 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 0.7EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.7 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 1.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 1.0 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 2.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 2.0 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 3.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 3.0 EV.
Note
The last shot is shown on the Auto Review.
When [ISO AUTO] is selected in [Manual Exposure] mode, the exposure is changed by
adjusting the ISO value. If a setting other than [ISO AUTO] is selected, the exposure is
changed by adjusting the shutter speed.
When you adjust the exposure, the exposure is shifted based on the compensated value.
Bracket shooting is unavailable in the following situations:
The shooting mode is set to [Intelligent Auto], [Superior Auto], [Scene Selection], or [iSweep
Panorama].
When the flash is used, the product performs flash bracket shooting, which shifts the
amount of flash light even if [Cont. Bracket] is selected. Press the shutter button for each
image.
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shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Single Bracket
Shoots multiple images while automatically shifting the exposure from base to darker and
then to lighter. Press the shutter button for each image. You can select an image that suits
your purpose after recording.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Single Bracket].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Single Bracket: 0.3EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.3 EV.
Single Bracket: 0.7EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.7 EV.
Single Bracket: 1.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 1.0 EV.
Single Bracket: 2.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 2.0 EV.
Single Bracket: 3.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 3.0 EV.
Note
When [ISO AUTO] is selected in [Manual Exposure] mode, the exposure is changed by
adjusting the ISO value. If a setting other than [ISO AUTO] is selected, the exposure is
changed by adjusting the shutter speed.
When you adjust the exposure, the exposure is shifted based on the compensated value.
Bracket shooting is unavailable in the following situations:
The shooting mode is set to [Intelligent Auto], [Superior Auto], [Scene Selection], or [iSweep
Panorama].
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Using shooting functions
shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
WB bracket
Shoots three images, each with different color tones according to the selected settings of
white balance, color temperature and color filter.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [WB bracket].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
White Balance Bracket: Lo:
Records a series of three images with small changes in the white balance.
White Balance Bracket: Hi:
Records a series of three images with large changes in the white balance.
Note
The last shot is shown on the Auto Review.
[79] How to Use
Using shooting functions
shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
DRO Bracket
You can record a total of three images, each at a different degree of D-Range Optimizer
value.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [DRO Bracket].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
DRO Bracket: Lo:
Records a series of three images with small changes in the D-Range Optimizer value.
DRO Bracket: Hi:
Records a series of three images with large changes in the D-Range Optimizer value.
Note
The last shot is shown on the Auto Review.
[80] How to Use
Using shooting functions
shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Settings for bracket shooting
You can set the self-timer in bracket shooting mode, and the shooting order for exposure
bracketing and white balance bracketing.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Bracket Settings] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Selftimer during Brkt:
Sets whether to use the self-timer during bracket shooting. Also sets the number of seconds
until the shutter is released if using the self-timer.
(OFF/2 Sec/5 Sec/10 Sec)
Bracket order:
Sets the order of exposure bracketing and white balance bracketing.
(0→ → / →0→ )
[81] How to Use
Using shooting functions
shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Indicator during bracket shooting
Viewfinder
Ambient light* bracketing
3 images shifted by 0.3EV steps
Exposure compensation ±0.0 steps
Monitor (Display All Info. or Histogram)
Ambient light* bracketing
3 images shifted by 0.3EV steps
Exposure compensation ±0.0 steps
Flash bracketing
3 images shifted by 0.7EV steps
Flash compensation -1.0 step
Monitor (For viewfinder)
Ambient light* bracketing
3 images shifted by 0.3EV steps
Exposure compensation ±0.0 steps
Flash bracketing
3 images shifted by 0.7EV steps
Flash compensation -1.0 step
*Ambient
light: A generic term for non-flash light including natural light, electric bulb and
fluorescent lighting. Whereas the flash light blinks for a moment, ambient light is constant, so this
kind of light is called "ambient light."
Note
During bracket shooting, guides equal to the number of images to be shot are displayed
over/under the bracket indicator.
When you start bracket shooting, the guides will disappear one by one as the camera
records images.
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the screen
Using shooting functions
Taking pictures of yourself by monitoring
Self-portrait/ -timer You can change the angle of the monitor and shoot images while watching the monitor.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Self-portrait/ -timer] → [On].
2. Tilt the monitor approximately 180° upward, and then point the lens at yourself.
3. Press the shutter button.
The product starts the self-timer shooting after three seconds.
Hint
If you want to use another Drive Mode than the 3-second self-timer mode, first set [Selfportrait/ -timer] to [Off], then tilt the monitor upward approx. 180 degrees.
[83] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting the ISO sensitivity
ISO
Sensitivity to light is expressed by the ISO number (recommended exposure index). The
larger the number, the higher the sensitivity.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [ISO] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multi Frame NR:
Combines continuous shots to create an image with less noise. Select the desired ISO
number from [ISO AUTO] or ISO 80 – 3200.
ISO AUTO:
Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
ISO 80 – ISO 3200:
Sets the ISO sensitivity manually. Selecting a larger number increases the ISO sensitivity.
Note
[ISO AUTO] is selected when using the following functions:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
[iSweep Panorama]
The higher the ISO value, the more noise will appear on the images.
When shooting movies, ISO values between ISO 80 and ISO 3200 are available.
When you use [Multi Frame NR], it takes some time for the product to perform the overlay
processing of images.
Hint
You can change the automatically set ISO sensitivity range for the [ISO AUTO] mode.
Select [ISO AUTO] and press the right side of the control wheel, and set the desired
values for [ISO AUTO Maximum] and [ISO AUTO Minimum]. The values for [ISO AUTO
Maximum] and [ISO AUTO Minimum] are also applied when shooting in [ISO AUTO]
mode under [Multi Frame NR].
[84] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting the ISO sensitivity
Multi Frame NR
The product automatically shoots multiple images continuously, combines them, reduces the
noise, and records them as one image. With multi frame noise reduction, you can select
larger ISO numbers than the maximum ISO sensitivity. The image recorded is one combined
image.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [ISO] → [Multi Frame NR].
2. Press the right side of the control wheel to display the setting screen, then select a
desired value using the top/bottom side of the control wheel.
Note
The flash, [D-Range Opt.], and [Auto HDR] cannot be used.
When [Picture Effect] is set to something other than [Off], you cannot set [Multi Frame
NR].
Hint
You can change the automatically set range of ISO sensitivity in the [ISO AUTO] mode
under [Multi Frame NR]. Select [ISO AUTO] under [ISO] and press the right side of the
control wheel, and set the desired values for [ISO AUTO Maximum] and [ISO AUTO
Minimum]. The values for [ISO AUTO Maximum] and [ISO AUTO Minimum] are also
applied when shooting in [ISO AUTO] mode under [Multi Frame NR].
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Using shooting functions
Correcting the brightness or contrast
D-Range Opt. (DRO)
By dividing the image into small areas, the product analyzes the contrast of light and shadow
between the subject and the background, and creates an image with the optimal brightness
and gradation.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [DRO/Auto HDR] → [D-Range Opt.].
2. Select the desired setting using the left/right side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
D-Range Optimizer: Auto:
Corrects the brightness automatically.
D-Range Optimizer: Lv1 ― D-Range Optimizer: Lv5:
Optimizes the gradation of a recorded image for each divided area. Select the optimization
level from Lv1 (weak) to Lv5 (strong).
Note
[DRO/Auto HDR] is fixed to [Off] when the shooting mode is set to [iSweep Panorama], or
when [Multi Frame NR] or [Picture Effect] is used.
[DRO/Auto HDR] is fixed to [Off] when the following modes are selected in [Scene
Selection].
[Sunset]
[Night Scene]
[Night Portrait]
[Hand-held Twilight]
[Anti Motion Blur]
[Fireworks]
The setting is fixed to [D-Range Optimizer: Auto] when [Scene Selection] modes other
than the above modes are selected.
When shooting with [D-Range Opt.], the image may be noisy. Select the proper level by
checking the recorded image, especially when you enhance the effect.
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Auto HDR
Using shooting functions
Correcting the brightness or contrast
Widens the range (gradation) so that you can record from bright parts to dark parts with
correct brightness (HDR: High Dynamic Range). One image with proper exposure and one
overlaid image are recorded.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [DRO/Auto HDR] → [Auto HDR].
2. Select the desired setting using the left/right side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. Auto:
Corrects the exposure difference automatically.
Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. 1.0EV ― Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. 6.0EV:
Sets the exposure difference, based on the contrast of the subject. Select the optimal level
between 1.0 EV (weak) and 6.0 EV (strong).
For example, if you set the exposure value to 2.0 EV, three images will be composed with
the following exposure levels: −1.0 EV, correct exposure and +1.0 EV.
Note
[Auto HDR] is not available in the following shooting modes.
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[iSweep Panorama]
[Scene Selection]
When [Multi Frame NR] is selected, you cannot select [Auto HDR].
When using [Picture Effect], you cannot select [Auto HDR].
You cannot start the next shot until the capture process is completed after you shoot.
You may not obtain the desired effect depending on the luminance difference of a subject
and the shooting conditions.
When the flash is used, this function has little effect.
When the contrast of the scene is low or when product shake or subject blur occurs, you
may not obtain good HDR images.
will be displayed over the recorded image to
inform you when the camera detects image blurring.
[87] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Adjusting color tones
White Balance
Adjusts the color tones according to the ambient light conditions. Use this feature when the
color tones of the image did not come out as you expected, or when you want to change the
color tones on purpose for photographic expression.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [White Balance] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto:
The product automatically detects the light source and adjusts the color tones.
Daylight:
The color tones are adjusted for the daylight.
Shade:
The color tones are adjusted for shadiness.
Cloudy:
The color temperature is adjusted for a cloudy sky.
Incandescent:
The color temperature is adjusted for places under an incandescent lamp, or under bright
lighting, such as in a photo studio.
Fluor.: Cool White:
The color temperature is adjusted for white fluorescent lighting.
Fluor.: Day White:
The color temperature is adjusted for neutral white fluorescent lighting.
Fluor.: Daylight:
The color temperature is adjusted for daylight fluorescent lighting.
Flash:
The color temperature is adjusted for flash light.
C.Temp./Filter:
Adjusts the color tones depending on the light source. Achieves the effect of CC (Color
Compensation) filters for photography.
Custom:
Uses the white balance setting saved in [Custom Setup].
Custom Setup:
Memorizes the basic white color under the light conditions for the shooting environment.
Hint
You can use the right side of the control wheel to display the fine adjustment screen and
perform fine adjustments of the color temperature as required.
In [C.Temp./Filter], you can use the right button to display the color temperature setting
screen and perform a setting. When you press the right button again, the fine adjustment
screen appears to allow you perform fine adjustments as required.
Note
[White Balance] is fixed to [Auto] in the following situations:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
[88] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Adjusting color tones
Capturing a basic white color in [Custom Setup] mode
In a scene where the ambient light consists of multiple types of light sources, it is
recommended to use the custom white balance in order to accurately reproduce the
whiteness.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [White Balance] → [Custom Setup].
2. Hold the product so that the white area fully covers the AF area located in the center,
and then press
on the center of the control wheel.
The calibrated values (Color Temperature and Color Filter) are displayed and
registered.
Note
The message [Custom WB Error] indicates that the value is higher than the expected
range, when the flash is used on a subject with too bright colors in the frame. If you
register this value, the
indicator turns orange on the recording information display.
You can shoot at this point, but it is recommended that you set the white balance again to
get a more accurate white balance value.
[89] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting an effect mode
Picture Effect
Select the desired effect filter to achieve more impressive and artistic images.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Picture Effect] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off:
Disables the [Picture Effect] function.
Toy Camera:
Creates a soft image with shaded corners and reduced sharpness.
Pop Color:
Creates a vivid look by emphasizing color tones.
Posterization:
Creates a high contrast, abstract look by heavily emphasizing primary colors, or in black and
white.
Retro Photo:
Creates the look of an aged photo with sepia color tones and faded contrast.
Soft High-key:
Creates an image with the indicated atmosphere: bright, transparent, ethereal, tender, soft.
Partial Color:
Creates an image which retains a specific color, but converts others to black and white.
High Contrast Mono.:
Creates a high-contrast image in black and white.
Soft Focus:
Creates an image filled with a soft lighting effect.
HDR Painting:
Creates the look of a painting, enhancing the colors and details.
Rich-tone Mono.:
Creates an image in black and white with rich gradation and reproduction of details.
Miniature:
Creates an image which enhances the subject vividly, with the background defocused
considerably. This effect may often be found in pictures of miniature models.
Watercolor:
Creates an image with ink bleed and blurring effects as if painted using watercolors.
Illustration:
Creates an illustration-like image by emphasizing the outlines.
Hint
You can perform detailed settings for the following [Picture Effect] modes using the
left/right side of the control wheel.
[Toy Camera]
[Posterization]
[Partial Color]
[Soft Focus]
[HDR Painting]
[Miniature]
[Illustration]
Note
When you use a zoom function other than the optical zoom, setting the zoom scale larger
makes [Toy Camera] less effective.
When [Partial Color] is selected, images may not retain the selected color, depending on
the subject or shooting conditions.
You cannot check the following effects on the shooting screen, because the product
processes the image after the shot. Also, you cannot shoot another image until image
processing is finished. You cannot use these effects with movies.
[Soft Focus]
[HDR Painting]
[Rich-tone Mono.]
[Miniature]
[Watercolor]
[Illustration]
In the case of [HDR Painting] and [Rich-tone Mono.], the shutter is released three times
for one shot. Be careful about the following:
Use this function when the subject is motionless or does not flash light.
Do not change the composition before shooting.
When the contrast of the scene is low or when significant camera-shake or subject blur
has occurred, you may not be able to obtain good HDR images. If the product detects
such a situation,
/
appear on the recorded image to inform you of this
situation. If necessary, change the composition or otherwise adjust the settings, be
careful of blurring, and shoot again.
[Picture Effect] cannot be set when the shooting mode is set to [Intelligent Auto],
[Superior Auto], [Scene Selection] or [iSweep Panorama].
[90] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting an effect mode
Creative Style
Allows you to select the desired image processing. You can adjust exposure (shutter speed
and aperture) as you like with [Creative Style], unlike with [Scene Selection] where the
product adjusts the exposure.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Creative Style] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Standard:
For shooting various scenes with rich gradation and beautiful colors.
Vivid:
The saturation and contrast are heightened for shooting striking images of colorful scenes
and subjects such as flowers, spring greenery, blue sky, or ocean views.
Portrait:
For capturing skin in a soft tone, ideally suited for shooting portraits.
Landscape:
The saturation, contrast, and sharpness are heightened for shooting vivid and crisp scenery.
Distant landscapes also stand out more.
Sunset:
For shooting the beautiful red of the setting sun.
Black & White:
For shooting images in black and white monotone.
Sepia:
For shooting images in sepia monotone.
To set [Contrast], [Saturation] and [Sharpness]
[Contrast], [Saturation] and [Sharpness] can be adjusted for each [Creative Style] item.
Select an item to be set by pressing the right/left side of the control wheel, then set the value
using the top/bottom side of the control wheel.
Contrast:
The higher the value selected, the more the difference of light and shadow is accentuated,
and the bigger the effect on the image.
Saturation:
The higher the value selected, the more vivid the color. When a lower value is selected, the
color of the image is restrained and subdued.
Sharpness:
Adjusts the sharpness. The higher the value selected, the more the contours are
accentuated, and the lower the value selected, the more the contours are softened.
Note
[Standard] is selected when using the following functions:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
[Picture Effect] is set to other than [Off].
When [Creative Style] is set to [Black & White] or [Sepia], [Saturation] cannot be adjusted.
[91] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Recording movies
Movie recording formats
You can use the movie recording format "XAVC S" with this camera. For details on the
"XAVC S" format, see the following description.
What is XAVC S?
Records high-definition movies by converting them to MP4 movies using the MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 codec. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 is capable of compressing images at higher
efficiency. You can record high-quality images while reducing the amount of data.
XAVC S/AVCHD recording format
XAVC S HD:
Bit-rate: Approx. 50 Mbps
Records a more vivid movie compared to AVCHD with increased amounts of information.
AVCHD:
Bit-rate: Approx. 28 Mbps (Maximum)
The AVCHD format has a high degree of compatibility with storage devices other than
computers.
Bit rate is the amount of the data processed within a given length of time.
[92] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Recording movies
File Format (movie)
Selects the movie file format.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
File Format] → desired setting.
Menu item details
XAVC S HD:
Records high-definition movies in XAVC S HD. This format supports a higher bit rate.
Audio: LPCM
You cannot create discs using the software PlayMemories Home with movies that are
recorded with [
File Format] set to [XAVC S HD].
In order to record movies with [
File Format] set to [XAVC S HD], you need an SDXC
memory card with a capacity of at least 64 GB (SD Speed Class 10:
or faster)
or a UHS-I compatible SDXC memory card with at least 64 GB (UHS Speed Class 1:
or faster).
AVCHD:
Records HD movies in AVCHD format. This file format is suitable for high-definition TV.
You can create a Blu-ray Disc, an AVCHD recording disc, or a DVD-Video disc using the
software PlayMemories Home.
Audio: Dolby Digital
MP4:
Records mp4 (AVC) movies. This format is suitable for playback on smartphones or tablets,
web uploads, email attachments, etc.
Audio: AAC
You cannot create a disc using the software PlayMemories Home with a movie that was
recorded when [
File Format] was set to [MP4].
Note
When [
File Format] is set to [AVCHD], the file size of movies is limited to approx. 2
GB. If the movie file size reaches approx. 2 GB during recording, a new movie file will be
created automatically.
When [
File Format] is set to [MP4], the file size of movies is limited to approx. 4 GB. If
the movie file size reaches approx. 4 GB during recording, recording will stop
automatically.
[93] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Recording movies
Record Setting (movie)
Selects the image size, frame rate, and image quality for movie recording. The higher the bitrate, the higher the image quality.
1. MENU →
When [
(Camera Settings) → [
Record Setting] → desired setting.
File Format] is set to [XAVC S HD]
Records high-definition movies by converting them to MP4 file format using the MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 codec.
When [
File Format] is set to [AVCHD]
60i/50i: Movies are recorded at approximately 60 fields/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible
devices) or 50 fields/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in interlaced mode, with Dolby
Digital audio, in AVCHD format.
24p/25p: Movies are recorded at approximately 24 frames/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible
devices) or 25 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in progressive mode, with
Dolby Digital audio, in AVCHD format.
60p/50p: Movies are recorded at approximately 60 frames/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible
devices) or 50 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in progressive mode, with
Dolby Digital audio, in AVCHD format.
When [
File Format] is set to [MP4]
Movies shot are recorded in MPEG-4 format, at approximately 60 frames/sec (for 1080 60icompatible devices), approximately 50 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices),
approximately 30 frames/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible devices) or approximately 25
frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in progressive mode, with AAC audio, MP4
format.
Menu items details
When [
File Format] is set to [XAVC S HD]
60p 50M * /50p 50M ** :
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (60p/50p).
Bit-rate: Approx. 50 Mbps
30p 50M * /25p 50M ** :
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (30p/25p).
Bit-rate: Approx. 50 Mbps
24p 50M (Only for 1080 60i compatible models):
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (24p). This produces a cinema-like atmosphere.
Bit-rate: Approx. 50 Mbps
When [
File Format] is set to [AVCHD]
60i 24M(FX)*:
50i 24M(FX)**:
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (60i/50i).
Bit-rate: 24 Mbps (Max.)
60i 17M(FH)*:
50i 17M(FH)**:
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (60i/50i).
Bit-rate: Approx. 17 Mbps (Avg.)
60p 28M(PS)*:
50p 28M(PS)**:
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (60p/50p).
Bit-rate: 28 Mbps (Max.)
24p 24M(FX)*:
25p 24M(FX)**:
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a cinema-like atmosphere.
Bit-rate: 24 Mbps (Max.)
24p 17M(FH)*:
25p 17M(FH)**:
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a cinema-like atmosphere.
Bit-rate: Approx. 17 Mbps (Avg.)
When [
File Format] is set to [MP4]
1920x1080 60p 28M*/1920x1080 50p 28M ** :
Records the movies in 1920×1080 (60p/50p).
Bit-rate: Approx. 28 Mbps (Avg.)
1920x1080 30p 16M*/1920x1080 25p 16M ** :
Records the movies in 1920×1080 (30p/25p).
Bit-rate: Approx. 16 Mbps (Avg.)
1280x720 30p 6M*/1280x720 25p 6M ** :
Records small file size movies in 1280×720 (30p/25p).
Bit-rate: Approx. 6 Mbps (Avg.)
* 1080 60i (NTSC) compatible device
** 1080 50i (PAL) compatible device
Note
60p/50p movies can be played back only on compatible devices.
Movies recorded with the [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)]/[60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)]/
[24p 24M(FX)] /[25p 24M(FX)] setting in [
Record Setting] are converted by
PlayMemories Home in order to create an AVCHD recording disc. This conversion can
take a long time. Also, you cannot create a disc in the original image quality. If you want to
keep the original image quality, store your movies on a Blu-ray Disc.
To play back 60p/50p/24p/25p movies on a TV, the TV must be compatible with the
60p/50p/24p/25p formats. If the TV is not compatible with the 60p/50p/24p/25p format,
60p/50p/24p/25p movies will be output as 60i/50i movies.
You cannot create discs with movies recorded with [XAVC S HD] or [MP4] recording
settings using PlayMemories Home.
[94] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Marker Display (movie)
Recording movies
Sets whether or not to display markers set using [
shooting movies.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [
Marker Settings] on the monitor while
Marker Display] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Markers are displayed. The markers are not recorded on the movies.
Off:
No marker is displayed.
Note
You cannot display markers when using [Focus Magnifier] or [
MF Assist].
The markers are displayed on the monitor. (You cannot output the markers.)
[95] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Recording movies
Marker Settings (movie)
Sets the markers to be displayed while shooting movies.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [
Marker Settings] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Center:
Sets whether or not to display the center marker in the center of the shooting screen.
Off / On
Aspect:
Sets the aspect marker display.
Off / 4:3 / 13:9 / 14:9 / 15:9 / 1.66:1 / 1.85:1 / 2.35:1
Safety Zone:
Sets the safety zone display. This becomes the standard range that can be received by a
general household TV.
Off / 80% / 90%
Guideframe:
Sets whether or not to display the guide frame. You can verify whether the subject is level or
perpendicular to the ground.
Off / On
Hint
You can display all the markers at the same time.
Place the subject on the cross point of the [Guideframe] to make a balanced composition.
[96] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Recording movies
SteadyShot (movie)
Sets [
SteadyShot] effect when shooting movies.
1. MENU→
(Camera Settings) → [
SteadyShot] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Intelligent Active:
Provides the most powerful SteadyShot effect.
Active:
Provides a more powerful SteadyShot effect.
Standard:
Reduces camera shake under stable movie shooting conditions.
Note
If you change the setting for [
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SteadyShot], the angle of view will change.
Using shooting functions
Recording movies
Micref Level
You can select the microphone level for movie recording.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Micref Level] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Normal:
Records the ambient sounds within a certain level. This setting is suitable for recording
everyday conversations.
Low:
Records the ambient sounds faithfully. This setting is suitable for recording realistic sounds,
for example at a concert.
[98] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Recording movies
Wind Noise Reduct.
Sets whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Wind Noise Reduct.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Reduces wind noise.
Off:
Does not reduce wind noise.
Note
Setting this item to [On] where wind is not blowing sufficiently hard may cause normal
sound to be recorded with too low volume.
[99] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Recording movies
Auto Slow Shut. (movie)
Sets whether or not to adjust the shutter speed automatically when recording movies if the
subject is dark.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Auto Slow Shut.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Uses [
Auto Slow Shut.]. The shutter speed automatically slows when recording in dark
locations. You can reduce noise in the movie by using a slow shutter speed when recording
in dark locations.
Off:
Does not use [
Auto Slow Shut.]. The recorded movie will be darker than when [On] is
selected, but you can record movies with smoother motion and less object blur.
Note
[
Auto Slow Shut.] does not function in the following situations:
When [Movie] in shooting mode is set to [Shutter Priority] or [Manual Exposure].
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Recording movies
MOVIE Button
Sets whether or not to activate the MOVIE button.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [MOVIE Button] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Always:
Starts movie recording when you press the MOVIE button in any mode.
Movie Mode Only:
Starts movie recording when you press the MOVIE button only if the shooting mode is set to
[Movie] mode.
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Memory
Allows you to register up to 3 often-used modes or product settings in the product. You can
recall the settings using just the mode dial.
1. Set the product to the setting you want to register.
2. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Memory] → desired number.
Items that can be registered
Shooting mode
Aperture (F number)
Shutter speed
Camera Settings
Optical zoom scale
To recall registered settings
Set the mode dial to MR, then press the right/left side of the control wheel or turn the control
wheel to select the desired memory number.
To change registered settings
Change the setting to the desired one and re-register the setting to the same mode number.
Note
Program Shift cannot be registered.
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Function Menu Set.
You can assign the functions to be called up when you press the Fn (Function) button.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Function Menu Set.] → set a function to the
desired location.
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen.
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Custom Key Settings
Assigning functions to the various keys allows you to speed up operations by pressing the
appropriate key when the shooting information screen or playback screen is displayed to
execute an assigned function.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → set a function to the
desired key.
Note
Some functions cannot be assigned to certain keys.
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Function of the control ring
Once you assign a function to the control ring, you can perform that function by simply
turning the control ring when the shooting information screen is displayed.
1. MENU →
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [Control Ring] → desired
Note
When [Focus Mode] is set to [DMF] or [Manual Focus], you cannot recall the assigned
function. You can use the control ring to adjust the focus manually.
When [Photo Creativity] is used, you cannot recall the assigned function.
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Function of the ? button
Once you assign a function to the
(question mark) button, you can perform that function
by simply pressing the
(question mark) button when the shooting information screen is
displayed.
1. MENU →
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [
button] → desired
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen of the
product.
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Customizing the shooting functions for
convenient use
Function of the center button
Once you assign a function to the center button, you can perform that function by simply
pressing the center button when the shooting information screen is displayed.
1. MENU →
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [Center Button] → desired
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen.
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Customizing the shooting functions for
Function of the left button
Once you assign a function to the left button, you can perform that function by simply
pressing the left button when the shooting information screen is displayed.
1. MENU →
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [Left Button] → desired
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen.
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Customizing the shooting functions for
Function of the right button
Once you assign a function to the right button, you can perform that function by simply
pressing the right button when the shooting information screen is displayed.
1. MENU →
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [Right Button] → desired
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen.
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Customizing the shooting functions for
Function of the down button
Once you assign a function to the down button, you can perform that function by simply
pressing the down button when the shooting information screen is displayed.
1. MENU →
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [Down Button] → desired
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen.
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Setting the other functions of this product
Photo Creativity
[Photo Creativity] is a mode that allows you to operate the camera intuitively with a different
screen display. When the shooting mode is set to
(Intelligent Auto) or
(Superior
Auto), you can change the settings easily and shoot images.
1. Set the shooting mode to
2. Press
(Intelligent Auto) or
(Superior Auto).
(Photo Creativity) on the control wheel.
3. Select the item to be changed using the control wheel.
(Brightness):
Adjusts brightness.
(Color):
Adjusts color.
(Vividness):
Adjusts vividness.
(Picture Effect):
You can select a desired effect and shoot images with the specific texture.
4. Select the desired settings.
You can use some settings together by repeating steps 3 and 4.
To reset the changed settings to the default settings, press the
(Delete) button.
(Brightness),
Effect) is set to
(Color) and
.
(Vividness) are set to [AUTO], and
(Picture
5. For shooting still images: Press the shutter button.
When recording movies: Press the MOVIE button to start recording.
Note
When you record movies using the [Photo Creativity] function, you cannot change any
settings during the recording.
If you switch the shooting mode to [Intelligent Auto] mode or [Superior Auto] mode, or turn
off the product, the settings you have changed revert to the default settings.
When the shooting mode is set to [Superior Auto], and you use [Photo Creativity], the
product does not perform the overlay processing of images.
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Smile/Face Detect.
Detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the focus, exposure, flash settings and
performs image processing automatically.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Smile/Face Detect.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off:
Does not use the Face Detection function.
On (Regist. Faces):
Detects the registered face with higher priority using [Face Registration].
On:
Detects a face without giving higher priority to the registered face.
Smile Shutter:
Automatically detects and shoots a smile.
Face Detection frame
When the product detects a face, the gray face detection frame appears. When the
product determines that autofocus is enabled, the face detection frame turns white. When
you press the shutter button halfway down, the frame turns green.
In case you have registered the priority order for each face using [Face Registration], the
product automatically selects the first prioritized face and the face detection frame over
that face turns white. The face detection frames of other registered faces turn reddish-
purple.
Tips for capturing smiles more effectively
Do not cover the eyes with front hair and keep the eyes narrowed.
Do not obscure the face by a hat, masks, sunglasses, etc.
Try to orient the face in front of the product and be as level as possible.
Give a clear smile with an open mouth. The smile is easier to be detected when the teeth
are shown.
If you press the shutter button during Smile Shutter, the product shoots the image. After
shooting, the product returns to Smile Shutter mode.
Hint
When the [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [Smile Shutter], you can select the Smile
Detection Sensitivity from [On: Slight Smile], [On: Normal Smile] and [On: Big Smile].
Note
You cannot use the Face Detection function with the following functions:
Zoom functions other than the optical zoom
[iSweep Panorama]
[Picture Effect] is set to [Posterization].
When using the [Focus Magnifier] function.
[Scene Selection] is set to [Landscape], [Night Scene] or [Sunset].
Up to eight faces of your subjects can be detected.
The product may not detect faces at all or may accidentally detect other objects as faces
in some conditions.
If the product cannot detect a face, set the Smile Detection Sensitivity.
If you track a face using [Lock-on AF] while executing Smile Shutter function, Smile
Detection is performed only for that face.
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Soft Skin Effect (still image)
Setting the other functions of this product
Sets the effect used for shooting the skin smoothly in the Face Detection function.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Soft Skin Effect] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off:
Does not use the [
Soft Skin Effect] function.
On:
Uses the [
Soft Skin Effect].
Hint
When [
Soft Skin Effect] is set to [On], you can select the effect level. Select the effect
level by pressing the right/left side of the control wheel.
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Face Registration (New Registration)
If you register faces in advance, the product can detect the registered face as a priority when
[Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [On (Regist. Faces)].
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Face Registration] → [New Registration].
2. Align the guide frame with the face to be registered, and press the shutter button.
3. When a confirmation message appears, select [Enter].
Note
Up to eight faces can be registered.
Shoot the face from the front in a brightly lit place. The face may not be registered
correctly if it is obscured by a hat, a mask, sunglasses, etc.
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Face Registration (Order Exchanging)
When multiple faces are registered to be given priority, the face registered first will be given
priority. You can change the priority order.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Face Registration] → [Order Exchanging].
2. Select a face to change the order of priority.
3. Select the destination.
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Face Registration (Delete)
Deletes a registered face.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Face Registration] → [Delete].
If you select [Delete All], you can delete all registered faces.
Note
Even if you execute [Delete], the data for registered face will remain in the product. To
delete the data for registered faces from the product, select [Delete All].
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Red Eye Reduction
When using the flash, it is fired two or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye
phenomenon.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Red Eye Reduction] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
The flash is always fired to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
Off:
Does not use Red Eye Reduction.
Note
Red Eye Reduction may not produce the desired effects. It depends on individual
differences and conditions, such as distance to the subject, or whether the subject looks
at the pre-strobe or not.
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Auto Obj. Framing (still image)
When this product detects and shoots faces, macro shooting subjects or subjects that are
tracked by [Lock-on AF], the product automatically trims the image into an appropriate
composition, and then saves it. Both the original and the trimmed images are saved. The
trimmed image is recorded in the same size as the original image size.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Auto Obj. Framing] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off:
Does not trim images.
Auto:
Automatically trims images into an appropriate composition.
Note
The trimmed image may not be the best possible composition, depending on the shooting
conditions.
[
Auto Obj. Framing] cannot be set when using zoom functions other than the optical
zoom.
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High ISO NR (still image)
When shooting with high ISO sensitivity, the product reduces noise that becomes more
noticeable when the product sensitivity is high. A message may be displayed during noise
reduction processing; you cannot shoot another image until the message disappears.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
High ISO NR] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Normal:
Activates high ISO noise reduction normally.
Low:
Activates high ISO noise reduction moderately. Select this to prioritize the timing of shooting.
Note
[
High ISO NR] is not available in the following situations:
When the shooting mode is set to [Intelligent Auto], [Superior Auto], [Scene Selection] or [iSweep
Panorama].
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Write Date (still image)
Sets whether to record a shooting date on the still image.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [
Write Date] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Records a shooting date.
Off:
Does not record a shooting date.
Note
If you shoot images with the date once, you cannot delete the date from the images later.
The dates are doubly printed if you set the product to print dates when printing the
images using PCs or printers.
The recorded time of the image cannot be superimposed on the image.
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Grid Line
Sets whether the grid line is displayed or not. The grid line will help you to adjust the
composition of images.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Grid Line] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Rule of 3rds Grid:
Place main subjects close to one of the grid lines that divide the image into thirds for a wellbalanced composition.
Square Grid:
Square grids make it easier to confirm the horizontal level of your composition. This is
suitable to determine the quality of the composition when shooting landscape, close-up, or
duplicated images.
Diag. + Square Grid:
Place a subject on the diagonal line to express an uplifting and powerful feeling.
Off:
Does not display the grid line.
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Auto Review
You can check the recorded image on the screen right after the shooting. You can also set
the display time for Auto Review.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Auto Review] → desired setting.
Menu item details
10 Sec/5 Sec/2 Sec:
Displays the recorded image on the screen right after shooting for the selected duration of
time. If you perform a magnifying operation during Auto Review, you can check that image
using the magnified scale.
Off:
Does not display the Auto Review.
Note
When the product is enlarging an image using image processing, it may temporarily
display the original image prior to enlarging and then display the enlarged image.
The DISP (Display Setting) settings are applied for the Auto Review display.
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FINDER/MONITOR
Sets the method for switching the display between Electronic Viewfinder and the screen.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [FINDER/MONITOR] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto:
When you look into the Electronic Viewfinder, the display is switched to the Electronic
Viewfinder automatically.
Viewfinder:
Switch between the Electronic Viewfinder display and the screen display by pushing
up/down the pop-up finder. When the Electronic Viewfinder is pushed down, the image is
displayed only on the screen. When the Electronic Viewfinder is pushed up, the screen is
turned off and the image is displayed only in the Electronic Viewfinder.
Hint
You can assign the [FINDER/MONITOR] function to your preferred key.
MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → set [FINDER/MONITOR] to
the preferred key.
Note
When the Electronic Viewfinder is pushed down, the images are always displayed on the
screen regardless of the [FINDER/MONITOR] setting.
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Release w/o Card
Sets whether the shutter can be released when no memory card has been inserted.
1. MENU→
(Custom Settings) → [Release w/o Card] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Enable:
Releases the shutter even if no memory card has been inserted.
Disable:
Does not release the shutter when no memory card has been inserted.
Note
When no memory card has been inserted, the images shot will not be saved.
The default setting is [Enable]. It is recommended that you select [Disable] prior to actual
shooting.
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Playing back images
Plays back the recorded images.
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to the playback mode.
2. Select the image with the control wheel.
Hint
The product creates an image database file on a memory card to record and play back
images. An image that is not registered in the image database file may not be played
back correctly. To play back images shot using other devices, register those images to
the image database file using MENU → [Setup] → [Recover Image DB].
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Playback zoom
Enlarges the image being played back.
1. Display the image you want to enlarge, and slide the W/T (zoom) lever to the T side.
Slide the W/T (zoom) lever to the W side to adjust the zoom scale.
2. Select the portion you want to enlarge by pressing the top/bottom/right/left side of the
control wheel.
3. Press the MENU button, or
zoom.
in the center of the control wheel to exit the playback
Hint
You can also enlarge an image being played back using MENU.
Note
You cannot enlarge movies.
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Image Index
You can display multiple images at the same time in playback mode.
1. Slide the W/T (zoom) lever to the W side while the image is being played back.
To change the number of images to be displayed
MENU →
(Playback) → [Image Index] → desired setting.
Menu item details
9 Images/25 Images
To return to single-image playback
Select the desired image and press
on the center of the control wheel.
To display a desired image quickly
Select the bar on the left of the image index screen using the control wheel, then press the
top/bottom side of the control wheel. While the bar is being selected, you can display the
calendar screen or folder selection screen by pressing
in the center. In addition, you can
switch View Mode by selecting an icon.
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Switching the screen display (during playback)
Switches the screen display.
1. Press the DISP (Display Setting) button.
The screen display switches in the order “Display All Info. → Histogram → No Disp.
Info. → Display All Info.” each time you press the DISP button.
The DISP (Display Setting) settings are applied for the Auto Review display.
Note
The histogram is not displayed in the following situations:
During movie playback
During scrolling playback of panoramic images
During slideshows
During Folder View (MP4)
During AVCHD View
During XAVC S HD View
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Deleting images
Deleting a displayed image
You can delete an image displayed.
1. Display the image you want to delete.
2. Press the
(Delete) button.
3. Select [Delete] using the control wheel, then press
wheel.
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Deleting images
Deleting multiple selected images
on the center of the control
You can delete multiple selected images.
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [Delete] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multiple Img.:
Deletes the selected images.
(1) Select the images to be deleted, then press
on the center of the control wheel. The
mark is displayed in the check box. To cancel the selection, press
again to remove
the
mark.
(2) To delete other images, repeat step (1).
(3) MENU → [OK] → Press
on the center.
All in this Folder:
Deletes all images in the selected folder.
All with this date:
Deletes all images in the selected date range.
Hint
Perform [Format] to delete all images, including protected images.
Note
The menu items that can be selected differ depending on the [View Mode] setting.
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Playing back movies
Plays back the recorded movies.
1. Press the
(playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. Select the movie to be played back using the control wheel.
3. To play back movies, press
on the center.
Available operations during movie playback
You can perform slow playback and sound volume adjustment, etc. by pressing the bottom
side of the control wheel.
: Playback
: Pause
: Fast-forward
: Fast-rewind
: Forward slow playback
: Reverse slow playback
: Next movie file
: Previous movie file
: Displays the next frame
: Displays the previous frame
: Motion Shot Video (Shows the tracking of a subject in motion.)
: Sound volume adjustment
: Closes the operation panel
Hint
“Forward slow playback,” “Reverse slow playback,” “Displays the next frame” and
“Displays the previous frame” are available during pause.
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Motion Shot Video
You can see the tracking of the subject's motion in high-speed, like a stroboscopic image.
1. Press the bottom side of the control wheel during movie playback, then select
To exit [Motion Shot Video] playback, select
.
.
If you fail to make the trail, you can adjust the interval of the image tracking using
.
Note
You cannot save the images made with [Motion Shot Video] as a movie file.
If the motion of the subject is too slow or the subject does not move enough, the product
may fail to create the image.
Hint
You can also change the interval of the image tracking using MENU →
→ [Motion Interval ADJ].
(Playback)
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Viewing panoramic images
Playing back panoramic images
The product automatically scrolls a panoramic image from end to end.
1. Press the
(playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. Select the panoramic image to be played back using the control wheel.
3. Press
on the center to play back the image.
To pause playback, press
on the center again.
To return to the display of the entire image, press the MENU button.
Note
Panoramic images shot using other products may be displayed in a different size from the
actual size, or may not scroll correctly.
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Printing
Specify Printing
You can specify in advance on the memory card which still images you want to print out
later.
The
(print order) icon will appear on the specified images. DPOF refers to “Digital
Print Order Format.”
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [Specify Printing] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multiple Img.:
Selects images to order printing.
(1) Select an image and press
on the center of the control wheel. The
mark is
displayed in the check box. To cancel the selection, press
and delete the
mark.
(2) Repeat step (1) to print other images.
(3) MENU → [OK] → Press
on the center.
Cancel All:
Clears all DPOF marks.
Print Setting:
You can set whether to print the date on images registered with DPOF marks.
Note
You cannot add the DPOF mark to the following files:
Movies
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View Mode
Sets the View Mode (image display method).
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [View Mode] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Date View:
Displays the images by date.
Folder View(Still):
Displays only still images.
Folder View(MP4):
Displays only MP4-format movies.
AVCHD View:
Displays only AVCHD-format movies.
XAVC S HD View:
Displays only XAVC S HD-format movies.
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Display Rotation
Selects the orientation when playing back recorded still images.
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [Display Rotation] → desired setting.
Menu items details
Auto:
When you rotate the camera, the displayed image rotates automatically detecting the
orientation of the camera.
Manual:
A portrait image is displayed as a vertical image. If you have set the image orientation using
the [Rotate] function, the image will be displayed accordingly.
Off:
Always displays in landscape orientation.
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Slide Show
Automatically plays back images continuously.
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [Slide Show] → desired setting.
2. Select [Enter].
Menu item details
Repeat:
Select [On], in which images are played back in a continuous loop, or [Off], in which the
product exits the slideshow when all the images are played back once.
Interval:
Select the display interval for images from among [1 Sec], [3 Sec], [5 Sec], [10 Sec] or [30
Sec].
To quit the slideshow in the middle of playback
Press the MENU button to quit the slideshow. You cannot pause the slideshow.
Hint
You can activate a slideshow only when [View Mode] is set to [Date View] or [Folder
View(Still)].
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Rotate
Rotates a recorded still image counter-clockwise.
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [Rotate].
2. Press
on the center of the control wheel.
The image is rotated counter-clockwise. The image rotates as you press
on the
center. If you rotate the image once, the image remains rotated even after the product
is turned off.
Note
You cannot rotate the movies.
You may not be able to rotate images shot using other products.
When viewing rotated images on a computer, the images may be displayed in their
original orientation depending on the software.
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Protect
Protects recorded images against accidental erasure. The
protected images.
1. MENU →
mark is displayed on
(Playback) → [Protect] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multiple Img.:
Applies or cancels the protection of the selected multiple images.
(1) Select the image to be protected, then press
on the center of the control wheel. The
mark is displayed in the check box. To cancel the selection, press
again to remove
the
mark.
(2) To protect other images, repeat step (1).
(3) MENU → [OK] → Press
on the center.
All in this Folder:
Protects all images in the selected folder.
All with this date:
Protects all images in the selected date range.
Cancel All in this Folder:
Cancels the protection of all images in the selected folder.
Cancel All with this date:
Cancels the protection of all images in the selected date range.
Note
The menu items that can be selected differ depending on the [View Mode] setting.
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4K Still Image PB
Outputs still images in 4K resolution to an HDMI-connected TV that supports 4K.
1. Turn off this product and the TV.
2. Connect the HDMI micro terminal of this product to the HDMI jack of the TV using an
HDMI cable (sold separately).
3. Turn on the TV and switch the input.
4. Turn on this product.
5. Play back a still image, then press the bottom of the control wheel.
The still image is output in 4K resolution.
You can output still images in 4K resolution by selecting MENU →
[4K Still Image PB] → [OK].
Note
(Playback) →
This menu is only available with 4K-compatible TVs. For details, refer to the operating
instructions of the TV.
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Beauty Effect
Allows you to apply the Beauty Effect to retouch the still image of a person and make it look
better, for example, by retouching it for smoother skin, larger eyes, and whiter teeth. You can
set the effects from level 1 to level 5. An image on which the Beauty Effect is used is saved
as a new file. The original image is retained as it is.
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [Beauty Effect].
2. Select the face for which you want to use the Beauty Effect.
3. Select the desired effect and perform the retouching according to the operation method
in each mode.
(Skin Toning):
Adjusts the skin color as you like.
1. Select the base skin color using
/
, then press
2. Increase or decrease the color tone using
/
.
.
(Skin Smoothing):
Removes age spots and wrinkles from the skin.
Adjust the effect level using
/
.
(Shine Removal):
Reduces the look of oily skin. Adjusts the skin color as you like.
Adjust the effect level using
/
.
(Eye Widening):
Enlarges the eyes of the subject. Adjust the size of the eyes using
/
.
(Teeth Whitening):
Whiten the teeth of the subject. You may not be able to whiten the teeth in some
images.
Adjust the teeth whiteness using
/
.
To use two or more effects with [Beauty Effect] one after another, first apply an effect to
the image, then select another effect using
/
.
Note
You cannot use [Beauty Effect] for the following images:
Panoramic images
Movies
You cannot use the Beauty Effect on an extremely small facial image.
To use the Beauty Effect on two or more faces, select the same image again after the
effect has been applied once, and then use the effect on another face.
The [Beauty Effect] may not work properly for some images.
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Viewing
Viewing images on a TV
Viewing images on an HD TV
To view images stored on this product using a TV, an HDMI cable (sold separately) and an
HD TV equipped with an HDMI jack are required.
1. Turn off both this product and the TV.
2. Connect the HDMI micro terminal of this product to the HDMI jack of the TV using an
HDMI cable (sold separately).
3. Turn on the TV and switch the input.
4. Turn on this product.
Images shot with the product appear on the TV screen.
Hint
This product is compatible with the PhotoTV HD standard. If you connect Sony PhotoTV
HD-compatible devices using an HDMI cable (sold separately), the TV is set to the image
quality suitable for viewing still images, and a whole new world of photos can be enjoyed
in breathtaking high quality.
You can connect this product to Sony PhotoTV HD-compatible devices with a USB
terminal using the supplied micro USB cable.
The PhotoTV HD allows for a highly-detailed, photo-like expression of subtle textures and
colors.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the compatible TV.
Note
Do not connect this product and another device using the output terminals of both. Doing
so may cause a malfunction.
Some devices may not work properly when connected to this product. For example, they
may not output video or audio.
Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo or a genuine Sony cable.
Use an HDMI cable that is compatible with the HDMI micro terminal of the product and
the HDMI jack of the TV.
If images do not appear on the TV screen properly, select [HDMI Settings] from [1080i],
[2160p/1080p] or [1080p] using
(Setup) → [HDMI Settings] → [HDMI Resolution]
according to the TV to be connected.
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Viewing
Viewing images on a TV
Viewing images on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
By connecting this product to a TV that supports “BRAVIA” Sync using an HDMI cable (sold
separately), you can operate this product's playback functions with the TV remote control.
1. Turn off both this product and the TV.
2. Connect the HDMI micro terminal of the product to the HDMI jack of the TV using an
HDMI cable (sold separately).
3. Turn on the TV and switch the input.
4. Turn on this product.
5. MENU →
(Setup) → [HDMI Settings] → [CTRL FOR HDMI] → [On].
6. Press the SYNC MENU button on the TV Remote Control, and select the desired
mode.
Note
If the product is not in playback mode, press the
(Playback) button.
Only TVs that support “BRAVIA” Sync can provide SYNC MENU operations. For details,
refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
If the product performs unwanted operations in response to the TV Remote Control when
the product is connected to another manufacturer’s TV using an HDMI connection, select
MENU →
(Setup) → [HDMI Settings] → [CTRL FOR HDMI] → [Off].
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Monitor Brightness
You can adjust the brightness of the screen.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Monitor Brightness] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Manual:
Adjusts the brightness within the range of –2 to +2.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Viewfinder Bright.
When using an electronic viewfinder, this product adjusts the brightness of the electronic
viewfinder according to the surrounding environment.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Viewfinder Bright.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto:
Adjusts the brightness of the electronic viewfinder automatically.
Manual:
Selects the brightness of the electronic viewfinder from the range –2 to +2.
Note
When you use the AC adaptor AC-UD10 (sold separately) when the setting is [Auto], the
viewfinder is always set to the brightest setting.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Finder Color Temp.
Adjusts the color temperature of the electronic viewfinder.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Finder Color Temp.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
-2 to +2:
When you select “-,” the viewfinder screen changes to a warmer color, and when you select
“+,” it changes to a colder color.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Function for VF close
Sets whether to turn the power off when the viewfinder is stowed.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Function for VF close] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Power OFF:
Turns the power off when the viewfinder is stowed.
Not Power OFF:
Does not turn the power off when the viewfinder is stowed.
Note
Push the eyepiece into the viewfinder before stowing the viewfinder. If you try to squeeze
the viewfinder into the camera with the eyepiece pulled out, the viewfinder may be
subjected to force and become damaged.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Volume Settings
Sets the sound volume.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Volume Settings] → desired setting.
Adjusting the volume during playback
Press the bottom of the control wheel while playing back movies to display the operation
panel, then adjust the volume. You can adjust the volume while listening to the actual sound.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Audio signals
Selects whether the product produces a sound or not.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Audio signals] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Sounds are produced for example when the focus is achieved by pressing the shutter button
halfway down.
Shutter:
Only the shutter sound is produced.
Off:
Sounds are not produced.
Note
If the shooting mode is set to [Scene Selection] and [Adv.Sports Shooting] is selected, the
camera will not beep when it focuses on a subject.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
GPS On/Off (DSC-HX90V)
You can record the location information with the images when the built-in GPS sensor of this
product can acquire the location information. Using the software PlayMemories Home, you
can import the images recorded with the location information to a computer and enjoy
viewing them on a map which shows their shooting location. Refer to the Help of
PlayMemories Home for details.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [GPS Settings] → [GPS On/Off] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
The GPS function is activated.
Off:
The GPS function is turned off.
The status icon on the screen may differ depending on the conditions of the signals emitted
from the satellites.
No icon is displayed:
[GPS On/Off] is set to [Off] or an error has occurred.
:
The product cannot find a GPS signal, therefore, it cannot acquire the location information.
Use the product in an open area.
:
The product is searching for GPS satellites. It may take some time to start triangulating.
:
The product can acquire the current location information.
:
An error occurred with the GPS function. Turn off the product, and turn it on again.
To receive a GPS signal
Proper triangulation is not possible indoors or near tall buildings. Use the product in an
open area outside, and turn the product off and on again.
It may take from ten seconds to several minutes to acquire the location information.
You can shorten the time of triangulation by using the GPS assist data.
Note
It may take from ten seconds to several minutes to acquire the location information when
you turn on this product. If you shoot images before the product acquires the location
information, the information is not recorded on the images. To record a correct location
information, first make sure the product receives the GPS signal, then shoot the images.
Check whether the location information has been recorded by displaying latitude and
longitude on the playback screen after shooting.
While searching for satellites and triangulating, do not put your finger over the Wi-Fi
sensor (built-in). This may decrease the receiver sensitivity, making it difficult or
impossible to triangulate your location.
During take off and landing of an airplane, set [Airplane Mode] to [On].
Use GPS in accordance with the regulations of the countries or regions where you use
the product.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
GPS Auto Time Cor. (DSC-HX90V)
The product acquires the time information using GPS while the product is turned on, and the
information is used for maintaining the accurate time setting. The product adjusts the time
setting when it is turned off.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [GPS Settings] → [GPS Auto Time Cor.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Uses GPS auto time correction.
Off:
Does not use GPS auto time correction.
Note
[GPS Auto Time Cor.] is not available when [GPS On/Off] is set to [Off].
Before using the [GPS Auto Time Cor.] function, set [Date/Time Setup].
The corrected time may differ from the actual time for a few seconds.
[GPS Auto Time Cor.] may not activate correctly in some areas.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
GPS Auto Area Adj. (DSC-HX90V)
Corrects the time difference automatically if the product detects the difference by acquiring
current location information via the GPS system.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [GPS Settings] → [GPS Auto Area Adj.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Corrects the time difference automatically.
Off:
Does not correct the time difference automatically.
Note
When [GPS On/Off] is set to [Off], this function is disabled.
Set [Date/Time Setup] in advance.
[GPS Auto Area Adj.] may not function correctly depending on the location. In that case,
set this setting to [Off].
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Use GPS Assist Data (DSC-HX90V)
The time taken for the GPS acquiring location information can be shortened by using GPS
assist data. To update the GPS assist data automatically, connect this product to a computer
via a USB cable. (The software PlayMemories Home should be installed on the computer in
advance.)
Confirming the expiry date of the GPS assist data
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [GPS Settings] → [Use GPS Assist Data].
Note
The computer should be connected to the internet for updating the GPS assist data.
If the term of validity of the GPS assist data has expired, it cannot be used to shorten the
time for recording the location information. We recommend you to update the GPS assist
data regularly. The expiry date of the GPS assist data is approximately within 30 days.
If [Date/Time Setup] has not been set, or the set time is shifted greatly, the time for the
GPS acquiring location information cannot be shortened.
For various reasons, Sony may stop providing the GPS assist data.
Updating the GPS assist data by inserting the memory card to your
computer
Start up PlayMemories Home and display the main screen, then launch [GPS Support Tool].
Select the drive of the memory card and update the GPS assist data. Then insert the
updated memory card to this product.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
GPS Log REC (DSC-HX90V)
You can set the start/end of the GPS log recording. The product continues to record the
track even when the power is off. To confirm the track, a computer with an internet
connection and the software PlayMemories Home is required.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [GPS Settings] → [GPS Log REC] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Starts the GPS log recording.
Off:
Ends the GPS log recording. When recording is finished, the GPS log will be written to the
memory card.
Note
When the memory card is not inserted, or there is no space on the memory card, the
product cannot save the GPS log data.
Up to 24 hours of GPS log data can be recorded at one time. When the recorded time of
the GPS log data exceeds 24 hours, the recording stops automatically.
Up to 99 tracks per day and up to 999 tracks per memory card can be recorded.
Sony does not collect the location information and the track information.
Sony provides the location information and the track information to Google Inc., so that
this information can be displayed on a map on the computer.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Delete GPS log data (DSC-HX90V)
You can delete all the GPS log data which are recorded with [GPS Log REC].
1. MENU →
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(Setup) → [GPS Settings] → [Delete GPS log data].
Changing settings
Setup menu
Upload Settings(Eye-Fi)
Sets whether to use the upload function when using an Eye-Fi card (commercially
available). This item appears when an Eye-Fi card is inserted into the product’s memory
card slot.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Upload Settings] → desired setting.
2. Set your Wi-Fi network or destination on the Eye-Fi card.
For details, refer to the manual supplied with the Eye-Fi card.
3. Insert the Eye-Fi card you have set up into the product, and shoot still images.
Images are transferred to your computer, etc., automatically via the Wi-Fi network.
Menu item details
On:
Enables the upload function.
Off:
Disables the upload function
Communication status screen display
: Standby. No images are to be sent.
: Upload standby
: Connecting
: Uploading
: Error
Note
Eye-Fi cards are only sold in certain countries/regions.
For more information on Eye-Fi cards, please contact the manufacturer or vendor directly.
Eye-Fi cards can be used only in the countries/regions where they were purchased. Use
Eye-Fi cards in accordance with the law of the countries/regions where you purchased
the card.
Eye-Fi cards are equipped with a wireless LAN function. Do not insert an Eye-Fi card into
the product in locations in which their use is prohibited, such as on an airplane. When an
Eye-Fi card is inserted into the product, set [Upload Settings] to [Off]. When the upload
function is set to [Off], the
indicator will be displayed on the product.
Power save mode will not function during uploading.
If
(error) is displayed, remove the memory card and reinsert it, or turn the product
off and then on again. If the indicator appears again, the Eye-Fi card may be damaged.
Wireless LAN communication may be influenced by other communication devices. If the
communication status is poor, move closer to the access point to be connected.
Third parties may know where you shot the image if you upload the image containing
GPS information. This is because [GPS On/Off] is set to [On]. Set [GPS On/Off] to [Off]
before shooting. (DSC-HX90V)
This product does not support Eye-Fi “Endless Memory Mode.” Before using an Eye-Fi
card, be sure that “Endless Memory Mode” is turned off.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Tile Menu
Selects whether to always display the first screen of the menu when you press the MENU
button.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Tile Menu] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Always displays the first screen of the menu (Tile Menu).
Off:
Deactivates the Tile Menu display.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Mode Dial Guide
You can display the description of a shooting mode when you turn the mode dial and change
the settings available for that shooting mode.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Mode Dial Guide] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Displays the Mode Dial Guide.
Off:
Does not display the Mode Dial Guide.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Delete confirm.
You can set whether [Delete] or [Cancel] is selected as the default setting on the delete
confirmation screen.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Delete confirm.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
"Delete" first:
[Delete] is selected as the default setting.
"Cancel" first:
[Cancel] is selected as the default setting.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Display Quality
You can change the display quality.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Display Quality] → desired setting.
Menu item details
High:
Displays in high quality.
Standard:
Displays in standard quality.
Note
When [High] is set, battery consumption will be higher than when [Standard] is set.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Pwr Save Start Time
You can set the time by which the power goes off automatically.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Pwr Save Start Time] → desired setting.
Menu item details
30 Min/5 Min/2 Min/1 Min
Note
The power save function is not activated when power is being supplied via USB, when
playing back slideshows, when recording movies, or when connected to a computer or
TV.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
PAL/NTSC Selector
Plays back movies recorded with the product on a PAL/NTSC system TV.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [PAL/NTSC Selector] → [Enter]
Note
This function is provided with 1080 50i-compatible devices only. It is not provided with
1080 60i-compatible devices. The 1080 50i-compatible devices have a “50i” mark on the
bottom of the product.
If you insert a memory card that has previously been formatted with the PAL system, a
message telling you that you must re-format the card appears. When you record using the
NTSC system, re-format the memory card or use another memory card.
When the NTSC mode is selected, the “Running on NTSC.” message always appears on
the start-up screen each time you turn the product on.
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Demo Mode
Changing settings
Setup menu
The [Demo Mode] function displays the movies recorded on the memory card automatically
(demonstration), when the camera has not been operated for a certain time. Normally select
[Off].
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Demo Mode] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
The movie playback demonstration starts automatically if the product is not operated for
about one minute. Only protected AVCHD movies are played back.
Set the view mode to [AVCHD View], and protect the movie file with the oldest recorded
date and time.
Off:
Does not show the demonstration.
Note
You can set this item only when the product is powered by the AC-UD10/AC-UD11 AC
Adaptor (sold separately).
Even if [On] is selected, the product does not start a demonstration if there is no movie file
on the memory card.
When [On] is selected, the product does not switch to power save mode.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
HDMI Resolution
When you connect the product to a High Definition (HD) TV with HDMI terminals using an
HDMI cable (sold separately), you can select HDMI Resolution to output images to the TV.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [HDMI Settings] → [HDMI Resolution] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto:
The product automatically recognizes an HD TV and sets the output resolution.
1080p:
Outputs signals in HD picture quality (1080p).
1080i:
Outputs signals in HD picture quality (1080i).
Note
If the images are not displayed properly using the [Auto] setting, select either [1080i] or
[1080p], based on which TV is to be connected.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
24p/60p Output (movie) (Only for 1080 60i compatible
models)
Sets the output format when connecting via HDMI and [
Record Setting] is set to [60p
28M(PS)], [24p 24M(FX)], [24p 17M(FH)], [60p 50M] or [24p 50M].
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [HDMI Settings] → [HDMI Resolution] → [1080p].
2. MENU →
(Setup) → [HDMI Settings] → [
24p/60p Output] → desired setting.
Menu item details
60p:
Movies are output as 60p.
24p:
Movies are output as 24p.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
CTRL FOR HDMI
When connecting this product to a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV using an HDMI cable (sold
separately), you can operate this product by aiming the TV remote control at the TV.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [HDMI Settings] → [CTRL FOR HDMI] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
You can operate this product with a TV’s remote control.
Off:
You cannot operate this product with a TV’s remote control.
Note
[CTRL FOR HDMI] is available only with a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
HDMI Info. Display
Selects whether to display the shooting information when this product and the TV are
connected using an HDMI cable (sold separately).
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [HDMI Settings] → [HDMI Info. Display] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Displays the shooting information of the played back image.
Off:
Does not display the shooting information of the played back image.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
USB Connection
Selects the appropriate USB connection method for each computer or USB device
connected to this product.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [USB Connection] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto:
Establishes a Mass Storage or MTP connection automatically, depending on the computer or
other USB devices to be connected. Windows 7 or Windows 8 computers are connected in
MTP, and their unique functions are enabled for use.
Mass Storage:
Establishes a Mass Storage connection between this product, a computer, and other USB
devices.
MTP:
Establishes an MTP connection between this product, a computer, and other USB devices.
Windows 7 or Windows 8 computers are connected in MTP, and their unique functions are
enabled for use.
Note
It may take some time to make the connection between this product and a computer
when [USB Connection] is set to [Auto].
If Device Stage* is not displayed with Windows 7 or Windows 8, set [USB Connection] to
[Auto].
* Device Stage is a menu screen used to manage connected devices, such as a camera
(Function of Windows 7 or Windows 8).
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Changing settings
Setup menu
USB LUN Setting
Enhances compatibility by limiting of USB connection functions.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [USB LUN Setting] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multi:
Normally, use [Multi].
Single:
Set [USB LUN Setting] to [Single] only if you cannot make a connection.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
USB Power Supply
Sets whether to supply power via the micro USB cable when the product is connected to a
computer or an USB device.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [USB Power Supply] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Power is supplied to the product via a micro USB cable when the product is connected to a
computer, etc.
Off:
Power is not supplied to the product via a micro USB cable when the product is connected to
a computer, etc.
Note
If you use an AC-UD10/AC-UD11 AC adaptor (sold separately), power can be supplied to
the product via USB cable even when the battery pack is not inserted.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Language Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [
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Language] → desired language.
Changing settings
Setup menu
Date/Time Setup
Sets the date and time again.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Date/Time Setup] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Daylight Savings:
Selects Daylight Savings [On]/[Off].
Date/Time:
Sets the date and time.
Date Format:
Selects the date and time display format.
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Area Setting
Changing settings
Setup menu
Sets the area where you are using the product.
1. MENU →
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(Setup) → [Area Setting] → desired area.
Changing settings
Setup menu
Format
Formats (initializes) the memory card. When you use a memory card with this product for the
first time, it is recommended that you format the card using the product for stable
performance of the memory card. Note that formatting permanently erases all data on the
memory card, and is unrecoverable. Save valuable data on a computer, etc.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Format].
Note
Formatting permanently erases all data including even protected images.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
File Number
Selects how to assign file numbers to recorded still images and MP4 movies.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [File Number] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Series:
The product will assign numbers to files sequentially up to “9999” without resetting.
Reset:
The product resets numbers when a file is recorded in a new folder and assigns numbers to
files starting with “0001.”
(When the recording folder contains a file, a number one higher than the largest number is
assigned.)
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Select REC Folder
You can change the folder on the memory card where still images and MP4 movies are to be
recorded.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Select REC Folder] → desired folder.
Note
You cannot select the folder when you select the [Date Form] setting.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
New Folder
Creates a new folder on the memory card for recording still images and MP4 movies. A new
folder is created with a folder number one greater than the largest folder number currently
used. Images are recorded in the newly created folder. A folder for still images and a folder
for MP4 movies that have the same number are created at the same time.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [New Folder].
Note
When you insert a memory card that was used with other equipment into this product and
shoot images, a new folder may be automatically created.
Up to 4,000 images in total can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is
exceeded, a new folder may be automatically created.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Folder Name
Still images are recorded in a folder that is automatically created inside the DCIM folder on
the memory card. You can change the way folder names are assigned.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Folder Name] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Standard Form:
The folder name form is as follows: folder number + MSDCF.
Example: 100MSDCF
Date Form:
The folder name form is as follows: folder number + Y (the last digit)/MM/DD.
Example: 10050405 (Folder number: 100, date: 04/05/2015)
Note
You cannot change the [Folder Name] settings for movies.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Recover Image DB
If image files were processed on a computer, problems may occur in the image database file.
In such cases, the images on the memory card will not be played back on this product. If
these problems happen, repair the file using [Recover Image DB].
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Recover Image DB] → [Enter].
Note
Use a sufficiently charged battery pack. Low battery power during repairing can cause
damage to data.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Display Media Info.
Displays the recordable time of movies and the number of recordable still images for the
inserted memory card.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Display Media Info.].
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Version
Displays the version of this product’s software.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Version].
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Certification Logo (Overseas model only)
Displays some of the certification logos for this product.
1. MENU →
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(Setup) → [Certification Logo].
Changing settings
Setup menu
Setting Reset
Resets the product to the default settings. Even if you perform [Setting Reset], the recorded
images are retained.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Setting Reset] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Camera Settings Reset:
Initializes the main shooting settings to the default settings.
Initialize:
Initializes all the settings to the default settings.
Note
Be sure not to eject the battery pack while resetting.
When you perform [Initialize], downloaded applications on the product may be uninstalled.
To use these applications again, re-install them.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Connecting this product and a Smartphone
PlayMemories Mobile
To use [Smart Remote Embedded] or [Send to Smartphone], etc., the application
PlayMemories Mobile should be installed on your smartphone.
Download and install the application PlayMemories Mobile from your smartphone’s
application store. If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed on your smartphone, be sure to
update it to the latest version.
For details on PlayMemories Mobile, refer to the support page (http://www.sony.net/pmm/).
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Connecting this product and a Smartphone
Connecting an Android smartphone to this product
1. Launch PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone.
2. Select the model name of this product (DIRECT-xxxx: xxxx).
3. Input the password that is displayed on this product.
The smartphone is connected to the product.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Connecting this product and a Smartphone
Connecting the product to an iPhone or iPad
1. Select the model name of this product (DIRECT-xxxx: xxxx) on the Wi-Fi setting screen
of your iPhone or iPad.
2. Input the password displayed on this product.
The iPhone or iPad is connected to the product.
3. Confirm that your iPhone or iPad was connected to the “SSID” shown on this product.
4. Return to the “Home” screen and launch PlayMemories Mobile.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Connecting this product and a Smartphone
Calling up an application using [One-touch(NFC)]
You can call up a desired application from the application menu of this product by touching
an NFC-enabled Android smartphone to the product. If the application you call up has a
feature that works with the smartphone, the product and the smartphone will be connected
via Wi-Fi. To use this function, register the desired application in advance.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [One-touch(NFC)] → desired application.
2. Switch this product to shooting mode, then touch an NFC-enabled smartphone to the
(N mark) on the product for 1-2 seconds.
PlayMemories Mobile launches on the smartphone, and the application you have
registered launches on this product.
Note
When the product is in playback mode, the registered application will not launch even if
you touch the smartphone to the product.
When you call up an application with one touch, even if that application does not work with
a smartphone, PlayMemories Mobile on smartphone will launch. Exit PlayMemories
Mobile without performing an operation. If you do not exit PlayMemories Mobile, the
smartphone stays in standby connection status.
[Smart Remote Embedded] is assigned to [One-touch(NFC)] as a default setting.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Controlling this product using a Smartphone
Smart Remote Embedded
You can use a smartphone as the remote controller for this product, and shoot still
images/movies. The application PlayMemories Mobile must be installed on your smartphone.
1. MENU →
(Application) → [Application List] → [Smart Remote Embedded].
2. When the product is ready for the connection, an information screen appears on the
product. Connect the smartphone and the product using that information.
Connection setting methods differ among smartphones.
3. Check the composition of the image on the smartphone screen, and then press the
shutter button (A) on the smartphone to shoot an image.
Use button (B) to change settings such as [EV], [Self-Timer] and [Review Check].
Note
When you record movies using a smartphone as a remote controller, the monitor of the
product becomes darker. Also, you cannot use the viewfinder for movie recording.
This product shares the connection information for [Smart Remote Embedded] with a
device that has permission to connect. If you want to change the device that is permitted
to connect to the product, reset the connection information by following these steps.
MENU →
(Wireless) → [SSID/PW Reset]. After resetting the connection information,
you must register the smartphone again.
Depending on future version upgrades, the operational procedures or screen displays are
subject to change without notice.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Controlling this product using a Smartphone
One-touch connection with an NFC-enabled Android
smartphone (NFC One-touch remote)
You can connect this product and an NFC-enabled Android smartphone with one touch,
without performing a complex setup operation.
1. Activate the NFC function of the smartphone.
2. Switch this product to shooting mode.
The NFC function is available only when the
screen.
(N mark) is displayed on the
3. Touch the product to the smartphone.
The smartphone and the product are connected, and PlayMemories Mobile launches
on the smartphone.
Touch the smartphone to the product for 1-2 seconds until PlayMemories Mobile
launches.
About “NFC”
NFC is a technology that enables short-range wireless communication between various
devices, such as mobile phones or IC tags, etc. NFC makes data communication simpler
with just a touch on the designated touch-point.
NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard of short-range wireless
communication technology.
Note
If you cannot make a connection, do as the following:
Launch PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone, and then move the smartphone slowly toward
the
(N mark) of this product.
If the smartphone is in a case, remove it.
If the product is in a case, remove it.
Check whether the NFC function is activated on your smartphone.
When [Airplane Mode] is set to [On], you cannot connect this product and the
smartphone. Set [Airplane Mode] to [Off].
If this product and the smartphone are connected when the product is in playback mode,
the displayed image is sent to the smartphone.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Transferring images to a Smartphone
Send to Smartphone
You can transfer still images/movies to a smartphone and view them. The application
PlayMemories Mobile must be installed on your smartphone.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [Send to Smartphone] → desired setting.
If you press the
(Send to Smartphone) button in playback mode, the setting
screen for [Send to Smartphone] will appear.
2. If the product is ready for the transfer, the information screen appears on the product.
Connect the smartphone and the product using that information.
The setting method for connecting the smartphone and the product varies depending
on the smartphone.
Menu item details
Select on This Device:
Selects an image on the product to be transferred to the smartphone.
(1) Select from among [This Image], [All Images on This Date] or [Multiple Images].
The options displayed may differ depending on the View Mode selected on the camera.
(2) If you select [Multiple Images], select the desired images using
on the control wheel,
then press MENU → [Enter].
Select on Smartphone:
Displays all images recorded on the product’s memory card on the smartphone.
Note
You can only transfer images that are saved on the camera's memory card.
You can select an image size to be sent to the smartphone from [Original], [2M] or [VGA].
To change the image size, refer to the following steps.
For Android smartphone
Start PlayMemories Mobile, and change the image size by [Settings] → [Copy Image Size].
For iPhone/iPad
Select PlayMemories Mobile in the setting menu, and change the image size by [Copy Image
Size].
Some images may not be displayed on the smartphone depending on the recording
format.
You cannot send XAVC S or AVCHD format movies.
This product shares the connection information for [Send to Smartphone] with a device
that has permission to connect. If you want to change the device that is permitted to
connect to the product, reset the connection information by following these steps. MENU
→ [Wireless] → [SSID/PW Reset]. After resetting the connection information, you must
register the smartphone again.
When [Airplane Mode] is set to [On], you cannot connect this product and the
smartphone. Set [Airplane Mode] to [Off].
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Transferring images to a Smartphone
Sending images to an Android smartphone (NFC One-
touch Sharing)
With just one touch, you can connect this product and an NFC-enabled Android smartphone,
and send an image displayed on the product screen directly to the smartphone. For movies,
you can only transfer MP4 movies recorded with [
File Format] set to [MP4].
1. Activate the NFC function of the smartphone.
2. Display a single image on the product.
3. Touch the smartphone to the product.
The product and the smartphone are connected, and PlayMemories Mobile
automatically launches on the smartphone, and then the displayed image is sent to the
smartphone.
Before you touch the smartphone, cancel the sleep and lock-screen functions of the
smartphone.
The NFC function is available only when the
product.
(N mark) is displayed on the
Touch the smartphone to the product for 1-2 seconds until PlayMemories Mobile
launches.
To transfer two or more images, select MENU →
(Wireless) → [Send to
Smartphone] to select images. After the connection enabled screen appears, use
NFC to connect the product and the smartphone.
About “NFC”
NFC is a technology that enables short-range wireless communication between various
devices, such as mobile phones or IC tags, etc. NFC makes data communication simpler
with just a touch on the designated touch-point.
NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard of short-range wireless
communication technology.
Note
You can select an image size to be sent to the smartphone from [Original], [2M], or
[VGA].
To change the image size, refer to the following steps.
For Android smartphone
Start PlayMemories Mobile, and change the image size by [Settings] → [Copy Image Size].
If the Image Index is displayed on the product, you cannot transfer images using the NFC
function.
If you cannot make a connection, perform the following:
Launch PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone, and then move the smartphone slowly toward
the
(N mark) of this product.
If the smartphone is in a case, remove it.
If the product is in a case, remove it.
Confirm that the NFC function is activated on the smartphone.
When [Airplane Mode] is set to [On], you cannot connect the product and the
smartphone. Set [Airplane Mode] to [Off].
You cannot send AVCHD format movies.
You cannot send XAVC S format movies.
When you save images to a MAC computer using the Wi-Fi function, use “Wireless Auto
Import.”
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Transferring images to a computer
Send to Computer
You can transfer images stored in the product to a computer connected to a wireless access
point or wireless broadband router and easily make backup copies using this operation.
Before starting this operation, install PlayMemories Home on your computer and register the
access point on the product.
1. Start your computer.
2. MENU →
(Wireless) → [Send to Computer].
Note
Depending on the application settings of your computer, the product will turn off after
saving the images to your computer.
You can transfer images from the product to only one computer at a time.
If you want to transfer images to another computer, connect the product and the computer
via a USB connection and follow the instructions in PlayMemories Home.
When you save images to the MAC computer using Wi-Fi function, use "Wireless Auto
Import."
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Transferring images to a TV
View on TV
You can view images on a network-enabled TV by transferring them from the product without
connecting the product and TV with a cable. For some TVs, you may need to perform
operations on the TV. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [View on TV] → desired device to be connected.
2. When you want to play back images using slideshow, press
control wheel.
on the center of the
To display the next/previous image manually, press the right/left side of the control
wheel.
To change the device to be connected, press the bottom side of the control wheel,
then select [Device list].
Slideshow settings
You can change the slideshow settings by pressing the bottom side of the control wheel.
Playback Selection:
Selects the group of images to be shown.
Folder View(Still):
Selects from [All] and [All in Folder].
Date View:
Selects from [All] and [All in Date Rng.].
Interval:
Selects from [Short] and [Long].
Effects*:
Select from [On] and [Off].
Playback Image Size:
Select from [HD] and [4K].
*The settings are effective only for BRAVIA TV which is compatible with the functions.
Note
You can use this function on a TV that supports DLNA renderer.
You can view images on a Wi-Fi Direct-enabled TV or network-enabled TV (including
wired network-enabled TVs).
If you connect TV and this product and do not use Wi-Fi Direct, you need to register your
access point first.
Displaying the images on the TV may take time.
Movies cannot be shown on a TV via Wi-Fi. Use an HDMI cable (sold separately).
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Airplane Mode
When you board an airplane, etc., you can temporarily disable all the wireless-related
functions including Wi-Fi.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [Airplane Mode] → desired setting.
If you set [Airplane Mode] to [On], an airplane mark will be displayed on the screen.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
WPS Push
If your access point has the WPS button, you can register the access point to this product
easily by pushing the WPS button.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [WPS Push].
2. Press the WPS button on the access point you want to register.
Note
[WPS Push] works only if the security setting of your access point is set to WPA or WPA2
and your access point supports the WPS button method. If the security setting is set to
WEP or your access point does not support the WPS button method, perform [Access
Point Set.].
For details about the available functions and settings of your access point, see the access
point operating instructions or contact the administrator of the access point.
A connection may not be enabled depending on the surrounding conditions, such as the
type of wall material or if there is an obstruction or poor wireless signal between the
product and access point. If that happens, change the location of the product or move the
product closer to the access point.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Access Point Set.
You can register your access point manually. Before starting the procedure, check the SSID
name of the access point, security system, and password. The password may be preset in
some devices. For details, see the access point operating instructions, or consult the access
point administrator.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [Access Point Set.].
2. Select the access point you want to register.
When the desired access point is displayed on the screen: Select the desired
access point.
When the desired access point is not displayed on the screen: Select [Manual
Setting] and set the access point.
*For the input method, refer to “How to use the keyboard.”
If you select [Manual Setting], input the SSID name of the access point, then select
the security system.
3. Input the password, and select [OK].
Access points without the
mark do not require a password.
4. Select [OK].
How to use the keyboard
When manual character entry is required, a keyboard is displayed on the screen.
1. Input box
The characters you entered are displayed.
2. Switch character types
Each time you press
on the center of the control wheel, the character type
switches among alphabet letters, numerals and symbols.
3. Keyboard
Each time you press
on the center, the character that you enter will be displayed.
For example: If you want to enter “abd”
Select the key for “abc” and press
once to display “a” → select “
”((5) Move
cursor) and press
→ select the key for “abc” and press
twice to display “b” →
select the key for “def” and press
once to display “d”.
4. Finalize
Finalizes the entered characters.
5. Move cursor
Moves the cursor in the input box to the right or left.
6. Delete
Deletes the character preceding the cursor.
7.
Switches the next character to a capital or small letter.
8.
Enters a space.
To cancel the input, select [Cancel].
Other setting items
Depending on the status or the setting method of your access point, you may want to set
more items.
WPS PIN:
Displays the PIN code you enter into the connected device.
Priority Connection:
Select [On] or [Off].
IP Address Setting:
Select [Auto] or [Manual].
IP Address:
If you are entering the IP address manually, enter the set address.
Subnet Mask/Default Gateway:
When you set [IP Address Setting] to [Manual], enter the IP address to match your network
environment.
Note
To give the registered access point priority, set [Priority Connection] to [On].
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Edit Device Name
You can change the device name under Wi-Fi Direct.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [Edit Device Name].
2. Select the input box, then input the device name → [OK].
For input method, refer to “How to use the keyboard.”
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Disp MAC Address
Displays the MAC address of this product.
1. MENU →
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(Wireless) → [Disp MAC Address].
Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
SSID/PW Reset
This product shares the connection information for [Send to Smartphone] and [Smart
Remote Embedded] with a device that has permission to connect. If you want to change the
device that is permitted to connect, reset the connection information.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [SSID/PW Reset] → [OK].
Note
If you connect this product to the smartphone after resetting the connection information,
you must register the smartphone again.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Reset Network Set.
Resets all the network settings to default settings.
1. MENU →
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(Wireless) → [Reset Network Set.] → [OK].
Adding applications to the product
PlayMemories Camera Apps
PlayMemories Camera Apps
You can add the desired functions to this product by connecting to the application download
website
(PlayMemories Camera Apps) via the Internet.
Press MENU →
(Application) → [Introduction] for information about the service and
available countries and regions.
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Adding applications to the product
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Recommended computer environment
For details on the recommended computer environments for downloading an application and
adding functions to the product, refer to the following URL:
“PlayMemories Camera Apps” website (http://www.sony.net/pmca/)
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Adding applications to the product
Installing the applications
Opening a service account
You can open a service account, which is required to download applications.
1. Access the application download website.
http://www.sony.net/pmca/
2. Follow the instructions on the screen and acquire a service account.
Follow the instructions on the screen to download the desired application to the
product.
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Adding applications to the product
Downloading applications
You can download applications using your computer.
1. Access the application downloading website.
http://www.sony.net/pmca/
Installing the applications
2. Select the desired application and download the application to the product following the
instructions on the screen.
Connect the computer and the product using the micro USB cable (supplied),
following the instructions on the screen.
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Adding applications to the product
Installing the applications
Downloading applications directly to the product using
the Wi-Fi function
You can download applications using the Wi-Fi function without connecting to a computer.
Acquire a service account in advance.
1. MENU →
(Application) → [Application List] →
(PlayMemories Camera Apps),
then follow the instructions on the screen to download applications.
Note
If MENU →
(Wireless) → [Access Point Set.] → access point to be connected → [IP
Address Setting] is set to [Manual], change the setting to [Auto].
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Adding applications to the product
Starting the applications
Launching the downloaded application
Launch an application that has been downloaded from the application download website
PlayMemories Camera Apps.
1. MENU →
(Application) → [Application List] → desired application to launch.
Hint
How to launch the applications faster
Assign [Download Appli.] and [Application List] to the custom key. You can launch the
applications or display application list only by pressing the custom key during the shooting
information screen is displayed.
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Adding applications to the product
Managing the applications
Uninstalling applications
You can uninstall applications from this product.
1. MENU →
(Application) → [Application List] → [Application Management] →
[Manage and Remove].
2. Select the application to be uninstalled.
3. Select
to uninstall the application.
The uninstalled application can be re-installed. For details, see the application download
website.
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Adding applications to the product
Managing the applications
Changing the order of applications
You can change the order in which added applications are displayed on this product.
1. MENU →
(Application) → [Application List] → [Application Management] → [Sort].
2. Select the application of which you want to change the order.
3. Select the destination.
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Adding applications to the product
Managing the applications
Confirming the account information of PlayMemories
Camera Apps
The account information for the “Sony Entertainment Network” that is registered on the
product is displayed.
1. MENU →
(Application) → [Application List] → [Application Management] → [Display
Account Information].
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Viewing on computers
Recommended computer environment
Recommended computer environment
You can confirm the operating computer environment of the software from the following
URL:
http://www.sony.net/pcenv/
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Viewing on computers
Using the software
PlayMemories Home
With PlayMemories Home, you can do the following:
You can import images shot with this product to your computer.
You can play back the images imported to your computer.
You can share your images using PlayMemories Online.
Also for Windows, you can do the following:
You can organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view them.
You can edit and correct images, such as by trimming and resizing.
You can create a Blu-ray disc, AVCHD disc or DVD-Video disc from AVCHD movies
imported to a computer.
You cannot create discs from XAVC S format movies, although they can be imported to
computers.
You can upload images to a network service. (An internet connection is required.)
You can import still images and movies recorded with location information to a computer
and view them on a map. (DSC-HX90V)
For other details, please refer to the Help of PlayMemories Home.
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Viewing on computers
Using the software
Installing PlayMemories Home
1. Using your computer's Internet browser, go to the URL below and download
PlayMemories Home by following the onscreen instructions.
http://www.sony.net/pm/
An internet connection is required.
For detailed instructions, visit the PlayMemories Home support page.
http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/
2. Connect the product to your computer using the micro USB cable (supplied), then turn
the product on.
New functions may be added to PlayMemories Home. Even if PlayMemories Home
has already been installed on your computer, connect this product and your
computer again.
Do not remove the micro USB cable from the camera while the camera is in
operation or the access screen is displayed. Doing so may damage the data.
A: To the Multi/Micro USB Terminal
B: To the USB jack of the computer
Note
Log on as Administrator.
It may be necessary to restart your computer. When the restart confirmation message
appears, restart the computer following the instructions on the screen.
DirectX may be installed depending on your computer’s system environment.
Hint
For details on PlayMemories Home, refer to the Help of PlayMemories Home or the
PlayMemories Home support page (http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/) (English only).
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Viewing on computers
Using the software
Software for Mac computers
For details on software for Mac computers, access the following URL:
http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
Wireless Auto Import
“Wireless Auto Import” is required if you are using a Mac computer and want to import
images to the computer using Wi-Fi function. Download “Wireless Auto Import” from the URL
above, and install it on your Mac computer. For details, see Help for “Wireless Auto Import.”
Note
The software that can be used varies depending on the region.
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Viewing on computers
Connecting this product and a computer
Connecting the product to a computer
1. Insert a sufficiently charged battery pack into the product.
2. Turn on the product and the computer.
3. Check from
(Setup) that [USB Connection] is set to [Mass Storage].
4. Connect the product and your computer using the micro USB cable (supplied) (A) .
If you connect the product to your computer using the micro USB cable when [USB
Power Supply] is set to [On], power is supplied from your computer. (Default setting:
[On])
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Viewing on computers
Connecting this product and a computer
Importing images to the computer
PlayMemories Home allows you to easily import images. For details on PlayMemories Home
functions, see the Help of PlayMemories Home.
Importing images to the computer without using PlayMemories Home
(For Windows)
When the AutoPlay Wizard appears after making a USB connection between this product
and a computer, click [Open folder to view files] → [OK] → [DCIM] or [MP_ROOT]. Then
copy the desired images to the computer.
If Device Stage appears on a Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer, double-click [Browse
Files] → media icon → folder in which the images you want to import are stored.
Importing images to the computer without using PlayMemories Home
(For Mac)
Connect the product to your Mac computer. Double-click the newly recognized icon on the
desktop → the folder in which the image you want to import is stored. Then drag and drop
the image file on to the hard disk icon.
Note
For operations such as importing XAVC S movies or AVCHD movies to the computer, use
PlayMemories Home.
Do not edit or otherwise process AVCHD movie files/folders from the connected
computer. Movie files may be damaged or become unplayable. Do not delete or copy
AVCHD movies on the memory card from the computer. Sony is not held liable for
consequences resulting from such operations via the computer.
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Viewing on computers
Connecting this product and a computer
Disconnecting the product from the computer
Disconnects the USB connection between this product and the computer.
Perform the procedures from step 1 to 2 below before performing the following operations:
Disconnecting the USB cable.
Removing a memory card.
Turning off the product.
1. Click
(Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device) on the taskbar.
2. Click the displayed message.
Note
For Mac computers, drag and drop the icon of the memory card or the drive icon in the
“Trash” icon. The product is disconnected from the computer.
For Windows 7/Windows 8 computers, the disconnect icon may not appear. In that case,
you can skip steps 1 and 2 above.
Do not remove a micro USB cable from this product while the access lamp is illuminated.
The data may be damaged.
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Viewing on computers
Creating a movie disc
Disc type
High-definition image quality (HD)
A Blu-ray Disc enables you to record longer duration of high definition image quality (HD)
movies than DVD discs.
High-definition image quality (HD) (AVCHD recording disc)
High definition image quality (HD) movie can be recorded on DVD media, such as DVD-R
discs, and a high definition image quality (HD) disc is created.
You can play a high definition image quality (HD) disc on AVCHD format playback
devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray Disc player and a PlayStation®3. You cannot play the
disc on ordinary DVD players.
Standard definition image quality (STD)
Standard definition image quality (STD) movie converted from high definition image quality
(HD) movie can be recorded on DVD media, such as DVD-R discs, and a standard image
quality (STD) disc is created.
Hint
You can use the following types of 12 cm discs with PlayMemories Home. For Blu-ray discs,
see “Creating Blu-ray Discs”.
DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+R DL: Non-rewritable
DVD-RW/DVD+RW: Rewritable
Always maintain your “PlayStation 3” to use the latest version of the “PlayStation 3”
system software.
“PlayStation 3” may not be available in some countries/regions.
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Viewing on computers
Creating a movie disc
Selecting the disc creation method
You can create a disc from an AVCHD format movie recorded using this product. Depending
on the disc type, playable devices may vary. Select a method suitable for your disc player.
For details on creating a disc using PlayMemories Home, see the Help of PlayMemories
Home. (Only for Windows)
Creates a disc with high-definition image quality (HD)
Writable movie format: PS, FX, FH
Player: Blu-ray Disc playback devices (Sony Blu-ray Disc player, PlayStation®3, etc.)
Creates a disc with high-definition image quality (HD) (AVCHD recording disc)
Writable movie format: PS*, FX*, FH
Player: AVCHD format playback devices (Sony Blu-ray Disc player, PlayStation®3, etc.)
Creates a disc with standard definition image quality (STD)
Writable movie format: PS*, FX*, FH*
Player: Ordinary DVD playback devices (DVD player, computer that can play back DVD
discs, etc.)
*You
can create a disc with movies recorded in these formats using PlayMemories Home by
down-converting the image quality.
You cannot create a disc with PlayMemories Home for Mac.
You cannot create a disc from MP4 and XAVC S format movies.
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Viewing on computers
Creating a movie disc
Creating a disc with a device other than a computer
You can also create discs using a Blu-ray recorder, etc. Depending on which device you
use, the types of disc that can be created vary.
Blu-ray recorder:
High-definition image quality (HD)
Standard definition image quality (STD)
HDD recorder, etc.:
Standard definition image quality (STD)
Note
When creating AVCHD discs using PlayMemories Home from movies recorded with the [
Record Setting] of [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)], [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)] or
[24p 24M(FX)]/[25p 24M(FX)], the image quality is converted and it is not possible to
create discs that have the original image quality. Converting the image quality takes time.
To record movies with the original image quality, use Blu-ray Discs.
To create a Blu-ray Disc from movies recorded in [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)], you
need to use a device that is compliant with AVCHD format Ver. 2.0. The created Blu-ray
Disc can be played back only on a device that is compliant with AVCHD format Ver. 2.0.
For details on how to create a disc, refer to the operating instructions of the device you
use.
Movies recorded with [
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File Format] set to [XAVC S HD] cannot be copied to discs.
Viewing on computers
Creating a movie disc
Creating Blu-ray Discs
You can create Blu-ray Discs from AVCHD movies imported to a computer. The computer
must be capable of creating Blu-ray Discs. BD-R (not re-writable) or BD-RE (rewritable)
discs can be used. Multi-session recordings cannot be made. To create Blu-ray Discs using
PlayMemories Home, be sure to install the dedicated add-on software. For details, see the
following URL:
http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/BDUW/
To install, your computer must be connected to the Internet. For detailed operations, see the
Help of PlayMemories Home.
Note
To play back a Blu-ray Disc that was created using movies recorded in [60p
28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)], you must use a device that is compliant with AVCHD format
Ver. 2.0.
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Precautions/This product
Precautions
Precautions
Backing up memory cards
Data may be corrupted in the following cases. Be sure to back up the data for protection.
When the memory card is removed, the USB cable is disconnected, or the product is
turned off in the middle of a read or write operation.
When the memory card is used in locations subject to static electricity or electrical noise.
Creating an image database file
If you insert a memory card that does not contain an image database file into the product and
turn on the power, the product automatically creates an image database file using some of
the memory card’s capacity. The process may take a long time and you cannot operate the
product until the process is completed.
If a database file error occurs, export all images to your computer using PlayMemories
Home, and then format the memory card using this product.
Do not use/store the product in the following places
In an extremely hot, cold or humid place
In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become deformed and
this may cause a malfunction.
Storing under direct sunlight or near a heater
The camera body may become discolored or deformed, and this may cause a
malfunction.
In a location subject to rocking vibration
Near strong magnetic place
In sandy or dusty places
Be careful not to let sand or dust get into the product. This may cause the product to
malfunction, and in some cases this malfunction cannot be repaired.
On carrying
Do not sit down in a chair or other place with the product in the back pocket of your trousers
or skirt, as this may cause a malfunction or damage the product.
On operating temperatures
Your product is designed for use under the temperatures between approximately 0°C and 40
°C (32 °F and 104 °F). Shooting in extremely cold or hot places that exceed this range is not
recommended.
On moisture condensation
If the product is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, moisture may condense
inside or outside the product. This moisture condensation may cause a malfunction of the
product.
To prevent moisture condensation when you bring the product directly from a cold to a
warm location, first put it in a plastic bag and seal it to prevent air from entering. Wait for
about an hour until the temperature of the product has reached the ambient temperature.
If moisture condensation occurs, turn off the product and wait about an hour for the
moisture to evaporate. Note that if you attempt to shoot with moisture remaining inside the
lens, you will be unable to record clear images.
On the functions available with the product
This manual describes the functions of 1080 60i-compatible devices and 1080 50icompatible devices. To check whether this product is a 1080 60i-compatible device or 1080
50i-compatible device, look for the following marks on the bottom of the product.
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
This camera is compatible with 1080 60p or 1080 50p-format movies. Unlike traditional
standard recording modes, which record using an interlacing method, this product records
movies using a progressive method. This increases the resolution, and provides a smoother,
more realistic image.
Notes for when on board an airplane
In an airplane, set [Airplane Mode] to [On].
On image data compatibility
This product conforms with DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) universal standard
established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association).
Playback of images recorded with your product on other equipment and playback of
images recorded or edited with other equipment on your product are not guaranteed.
Notes on playing movies on other devices
This product uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile for AVCHD format recording. For this
reason, movies recorded in AVCHD format with this product cannot be played by the
following devices.
Other devices compatible with AVCHD format that does not support High Profile
Devices incompatible with the AVCHD format
This product also uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Main Profile for MP4 format recording. For
this reason, play back movies recorded in MP4 format with this product on MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 supported devices.
Discs recorded with HD (high definition) image quality can be played back only on
AVCHD format-compatible devices.
DVD-based players or recorders cannot play back HD image quality discs, as they are
incompatible with the AVCHD format. Also, DVD-based players or recorders may fail to
eject HD image quality discs that are recorded using the AVCHD format.
Movies recorded in 1080 60p/1080 50p format can be played back only on 1080 60p/1080
50p supported devices.
XAVC S movies can be played back only on XAVC S-supported devices.
On the monitor, viewfinder, and lens
The monitor and viewfinder are manufactured using extremely high-precision technology
so over 99.99 % of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, there may be
some tiny black points and/or bright points (white, red, blue or green in color) that
consistently appear on the monitor and the viewfinder. These points are normal in the
manufacturing process and do not affect the images in any way.
Exposing the monitor or lens to direct sunlight for long periods may cause a malfunction.
Exercise caution when placing the product near a window or outdoors.
Do not press against the monitor. The monitor may be discolored and that may cause a
malfunction.
Images may trail across on the monitor in a cold location. This is not a malfunction.
If the monitor has drops of water or other liquids on it, wipe it with a soft cloth. If the
monitor stays wet, the surface of the monitor may change or deteriorate. This may cause
a malfunction.
When the battery pack is discharged, the product may shut off while the lens is still
extended. Insert a charged battery pack, then turn the product on again.
Make sure not to bump the lens or subject it to force.
Do not hold the camera by the monitor or viewfinder.
Do not carry the camera by the monitor.
When the lens is in operation, be careful not to catch your fingers or any other objects in
the lens.
When pushing down the viewfinder, be careful not to catch your fingers in the viewfinder.
Do not force down the viewfinder when the eye piece is pulled out.
If water, sand, or dust adheres to the viewfinder, it may cause a malfunction.
Do not expose the camera to a strong light source such as sunlight. The internal
components may become damaged.
Do not use the camera in areas where strong radio waves or radiation is being emitted.
Recording and playback may not function correctly.
Shooting with the viewfinder
When looking through the viewfinder, you may experience symptoms such as eye
soreness, fatigue, or nausea similar to car-sickness. We recommend that you take
periodic breaks when shooting with the viewfinder. Determine the necessary length and
frequency of breaks on your own, as these will vary from individual to individual. If
unpleasant symptoms occur, stop using the viewfinder until they resolve, and consult your
doctor if necessary.
Notes on the flash
Do not cover the flash with your fingers.
Do not carry the product by the flash unit, or use excessive strength on it.
If water, dust or sand get into the open flash unit, it may cause a malfunction.
When pushing down the flash unit, be careful not to catch your fingers.
Notes on discarding or transferring this product to others
When discarding or transferring this product to others, make sure to perform the following
operation to protect private information.
Perform [Setting Reset] to reset all the settings.
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Precautions
On the internal rechargeable battery
This camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date and time and
other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off, or whether the battery pack is
charged or discharged. This rechargeable battery is continually charged as long as you are
using the product. However, if you use the product for only short periods, it gradually
discharges. If you do not use the product at all for about 1 month(s) it becomes completely
discharged. In this case, be sure to charge this rechargeable battery before using the
product. However, even if this rechargeable battery is not charged, you can still use the
product as long as you do not record the date and time.
Charging method of the internal rechargeable battery
Insert a charged battery pack into the product, or connect the product to a wall outlet (wall
socket) using the AC Adaptor (supplied), and leave the product for 24 hours or more with the
power off.
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Notes on the battery pack
Charging the battery pack
Precautions
Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using the product for the first time.
The charged battery pack will discharge little by little even if you do not use it. Charge the
battery pack each time before you use the product so that you do not miss any
opportunities to shoot images.
You can charge the battery pack even if it is not completely discharged. You can use a
partially charged battery pack.
If the charge lamp flashes when the battery pack is not fully charged, remove the battery
pack or disconnect the USB cable from the camera and then reinsert it to recharge.
We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10 °C
and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). The battery pack may not be effectively charged in
temperatures outside this range.
When you connect this product and a laptop computer that is not connected to a power
source, the laptop’s battery charge may decrease. Do not charge this product using the
laptop computer for too long.
Do not turn on/restart a computer, wake a computer from sleep mode, or turn off a
computer while this product is connected to the computer via USB cable. Doing so may
cause a malfunction of this product. Disconnect the product and the computer before
performing the above operations.
We do not guarantee charging if you are using a self-built or modified computer.
Charging time (Full charge)
The charging time is approximately 230 minutes using the AC adaptor (supplied). The above
charging time applies when charging a fully depleted battery pack at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F). Charging may take longer depending on conditions of use and circumstances.
Effective use of the battery pack
Battery performance decreases in low temperature environments. So in cold places, the
operational time of the battery pack is shorter. To ensure longer battery pack use, we
recommend putting the battery pack in your pocket close to your body to warm it up, and
insert it in the product immediately before you start shooting. If there are any metal
objects such as keys in your pocket, be careful of causing a short-circuit.
The battery pack will run down quickly if you use the flash or continuous shooting function
frequently, turn the power on/off frequently, or set the monitor very bright.
We recommend preparing spare battery packs and taking trial shots before taking the
actual shots.
Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water-resistant.
Do not leave the battery pack in extremely hot places, such as in a car or under direct
sunlight.
If the battery terminal is dirty, you may not be able to turn on the product or the battery
pack may not be properly charged. In that case, clean the battery by lightly wiping off any
dust using a soft cloth or a cotton swab.
Remaining battery indicator
The remaining battery indicator appears on the screen.
A: Battery level high
B: Battery exhausted
It takes about one minute for the correct remaining battery indicator to appear.
The correct remaining battery indicator may not be displayed under some operating or
environmental conditions.
If you do not operate the product for a certain period of time while the power is on, the
product turns off automatically (Auto power-off function).
If the remaining battery time does not appear on the screen, press the DISP (Display
Setting) button to display it.
How to store the battery pack
To maintain the battery pack’s function, charge the battery pack and then fully discharge it
in the product at least once a year before storing it. Remove the battery pack from the
camera and store the battery in a cool, dry place.
To use the battery pack up, leave the product in slide show playback mode until the
power goes off.
To prevent staining the terminal, short-circuiting, etc., be sure to use a plastic bag to keep
away from metal materials when carrying or storing the battery pack.
On battery life
The battery life is limited. If you use the same battery repeatedly, or use the same battery
for a long period, the battery capacity decreases gradually. If the available time of the
battery is shortened significantly, it is probably time to replace the battery pack with a new
one.
The battery life varies according to how the battery pack is stored and the operating
conditions and environment in which each battery pack is used.
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Precautions
Charging the battery pack
The supplied AC Adaptor is dedicated to this product. Do not connect with other
electronic devices. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
Make sure to use a genuine Sony AC Adaptor.
If the product's charge lamp flashes while charging, remove the battery pack being
charged, and then insert the same battery pack firmly back into the product. If the charge
lamp flashes again, this may indicate a faulty battery or that a battery pack other than the
specified type has been inserted. Check that the battery pack is the specified type.
If the battery pack is the specified type, remove the battery pack, replace it with a new or
different one and check that the newly inserted battery is charging correctly. If the newly
inserted battery is charging correctly, the previously inserted battery may be faulty.
If the charge lamp flashes even if the AC Adaptor is connected to the product and the wall
outlet (wall socket), this indicates that charging has stopped temporarily and is on
standby. Charging stops and enters standby status automatically when the temperature is
outside of the recommended operating temperature. When the temperature returns to the
appropriate range, charging resumes and the charge lamp lights up again. We
recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to
30°C (50°F to 86°F).
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Precautions
Memory card
Memory card
Card Type Indications in Help Guide
Memory Stick PRO Duo media
(Memory Stick PRO Duo media/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media)
Memory Stick Micro media
(Memory Stick Micro (M2) media/Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) media)
SD card
(SD memory card/SDHC memory card/SDXC memory card)
microSD memory card
(microSD memory card/microSDHC memory card/microSDXC memory card)
Memory Stick PRO Duo media and SD cards up to 64 GB have been tested and proven
to operate with this product.
Memory Stick Micro media up to 16 GB and microSD memory cards up to 64 GB have
been tested and proven to operate with this product.
When recording movies, the following memory cards are recommended:
(Mark2) (Memory Stick PRO Duo media (Mark2))
(Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media)
(Mark2) (Memory Stick Micro media (Mark2))
SD Speed Class 4:
SD card or faster, or UHS Speed Class 1:
SD Speed Class 4:
or faster
microSD card or faster, or UHS Speed Class 1:
SD card or faster
microSD card
When recording XAVC S HD format movies, the following SDXC memory card or
microSDXC memory card is necessary.
a capacity of 64 GB or more
SD Speed Class 10:
, or UHS Speed Class 1:
or faster
Note
When you use a memory card with this product for the first time, it is recommended that
you format the card using the product for stable performance of the memory card before
shooting.
Note that formatting permanently erases all data on the memory card, and is
unrecoverable. Save precious data on a computer, etc.
If you repeatedly shoot and delete images for a long time, fragmentation of data in a file in
the memory card may occur, and movie recording may be interrupted in the middle of
shooting. If this happens, save your images to a computer or other storage location, then
execute [Format].
Memory card formatted with a computer is not guaranteed to operate with the product.
Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the memory card and the
equipment used.
We recommend backing up important data, such as to a hard disk of a computer.
Do not attach a label on the memory card itself nor on a memory card adaptor.
Do not touch the terminal section of the memory card with your hand or a metal object.
Do not strike, bend or drop the memory card.
Do not disassemble or modify the memory card.
Do not expose the memory card to water.
Do not leave the memory card within the reach of small children. They might accidentally
swallow it.
The memory card may be hot just after it has been used for a long time. Be careful when
you handle it.
Do not remove the battery pack or the memory card or turn the camera off while the
access lamp is illuminated. This may cause the data on the memory card to become
damaged.
If the memory card is used near areas with strong magnetization, or used in locations
subject to static electricity or electrical noise, the data on the memory card may become
damaged.
When storing or carrying the memory card, store it in the supplied case.
Do not insert a memory card that does not fit the memory card slot. Doing so will cause a
malfunction.
Do not use or store the memory card under the following conditions:
High temperature locations such as in a car parked under the sun
Locations exposed to direct sunlight
Humid locations or locations with corrosive substances present
Images recorded on SDXC memory cards and microSDXC memory cards cannot be
imported to or played on computers or AV devices that are not compatible with exFAT
when connected using a micro USB cable. Make sure that the device is compatible with
exFAT before connecting it to the product. If you connect your product to an incompatible
device, you may be prompted to format the card. Never format the card in response to
this prompt, as doing so will erase all data on the card. (exFAT is the file system used on
SDXC memory cards and microSDXC memory cards.)
Contact the manufacturer for inquiries about memory cards not manufactured by Sony
Corporation.
Notes on using the memory card adaptor (sold separately)
When inserting a memory card into a memory card adaptor, be sure that the memory card
is inserted in the correct direction and then insert it as far as it will go. If the card is not
inserted properly, it may result in a malfunction.
When you use Memory Stick Micro media or a microSD memory card with this product, be
sure to insert it into a dedicated memory card adaptor first.
Memory Stick media
The types of Memory Stick media that can be used with the product are as follows. However,
proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all Memory Stick media functions.
Memory Stick PRO Duo media: *1*2*3
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media: *1*2
Memory Stick Micro (M2) media: *1
Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) media: *1
*1 This
Memory Stick is equipped with MagicGate function. MagicGate is copyright protection
technology that uses encryption technology. Data recording/playback that requires MagicGate
functions cannot be performed with this product.
*2 High-speed
*3 When
data transfer using a parallel interface is supported.
recording movies, only media marked with Mark2 can be used.
Notes on using Memory Stick Micro media (sold separately)
This product is compatible with Memory Stick Micro media (M2). M2 is an abbreviation for
Memory Stick Micro media.
To use a Memory Stick Micro media with this product, be sure to insert the Memory Stick
Micro media into an M2 Adaptor as large as Duo size. If you insert a Memory Stick Micro
media into the product without an M2 Adaptor as large as Duo size, you might not be able
to remove it from the product.
Do not leave the Memory Stick Micro media within the reach of small children. They might
accidentally swallow it.
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Cleaning this product
On cleaning
Cleaning the lens and flash
Wipe the lens and flash with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the lens
Do not use a cleaning solution containing organic solvents, such as thinner, or benzine.
When cleaning the lens surface, remove dust with a commercially available blower. In
case of dust that sticks to the surface, wipe it off with a soft cloth or tissue paper slightly
moistened with lens cleaning solution. Wipe in a spiral pattern from the center to the
outside. Do not spray lens cleaning solution directly onto the lens surface.
Cleaning the flash
Clean the flash surface before use. The heat of the flash emission may cause dirt on the
flash surface to start smoking or burning. Wipe the flash surface with a soft cloth to remove
dirt or dust, etc.
Cleaning the product surface
Clean the product surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, then wipe the
surface with a dry cloth. To prevent damage to the finish or casing:
Do not expose the product to chemical products such as thinner, benzine, alcohol,
disposable cloths, insect repellent, sunscreen or insecticide.
Do not touch the product with any of the above on your hand.
Do not leave the product in contact with rubber or vinyl for a long time.
Cleaning the monitor
If oil from your hand or hand cream, etc., remain on the monitor, the original coating may
become easily removable. Wipe oil or hand cream off as soon as possible.
If you wipe the monitor firmly using tissue paper, etc., the coating may be scratched.
If the monitor becomes dirty with fingerprints or dust, gently remove the dust from the
surface, and then clean the monitor using soft cloth, etc.
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recordable time of movies
Number of still images
Number of recordable still images and
The number of still images may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the memory
card.
[
Image Size]: [L: 18M]
When [
Aspect Ratio] is set to [4:3]*
Standard
2 GB: 400 images
4 GB: 810 images
8 GB: 1600 images
16 GB: 3250 images
32 GB: 6600 images
64 GB: 13000 images
Fine
2 GB: 280 images
4 GB: 560 images
8 GB: 1100 images
16 GB: 2300 images
32 GB: 4600 images
64 GB: 9200 images
*When
the [
Aspect Ratio] is set to other than [4:3], you can record more pictures than shown
above.
Note
Even if the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 9,999, the “9999”
indicator appears.
When an image shot with other products is played back on this product, the image may
not appear in the actual image size.
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recordable time of movies
Number of recordable still images and
Recordable time of movies
The table below shows the approximate maximum recording times which can be recorded on
the memory card that is formatted with this product. These numbers are the total times of all
movie files on the memory card. The recordable time may vary depending on the shooting
conditions and the memory card.
(h (hour), m (minute))
[
File Format]:[XAVC S HD]
60p 50M
50p 50M
2 GB: 4 GB: 8 GB: 16 GB: 32 GB: 64 GB: 2 h 35 m
30p 50M
25p 50M
2 GB: 4 GB: 8 GB: 16 GB: 32 GB: 64 GB: 2 h 35 m
24p 50M (Only for 1080 60i compatible models.)
2 GB: 4 GB: 8 GB: 16 GB: 32 GB: 64 GB: 2 h 35 m
[
File Format]:[AVCHD]
60i 24M(FX)
50i 24M(FX)
2 GB: 9 m
4 GB: 20 m
8 GB: 40 m
16 GB: 1 h 25 m
32 GB: 3 h
64 GB: 6 h
60i 17M(FH)
50i 17M(FH)
2 GB: 10 m
4 GB: 25 m
8 GB: 55 m
16 GB: 2 h
32 GB: 4 h 5 m
64 GB: 8 h 15 m
60p 28M(PS)
50p 28M(PS)
2 GB: 8 m
4 GB: 15 m
8 GB: 35 m
16 GB: 1 h 15 m
32 GB: 2 h 30 m
64 GB: 5 h 5 m
24p 24M(FX)
25p 24M(FX)
2 GB: 9 m
4 GB: 20 m
8 GB: 40 m
16 GB: 1 h 25 m
32 GB: 3 h
64 GB: 6 h
24p 17M(FH)
25p 17M(FH)
2 GB: 10 m
4 GB: 25 m
8 GB: 55 m
16 GB: 2 h
32 GB: 4 h 5 m
64 GB: 8 h 15 m
[
File Format]:[MP4]
1920x1080 60p 28M
1920x1080 50p 28M
2 GB: 8 m
4 GB: 15 m
8 GB: 35 m
16 GB: 1 h 15 m
32 GB: 2 h 35 m
64 GB: 5 h 20 m
1920x1080 30p 16M
1920x1080 25p 16M
2 GB: 10 m
4 GB: 25 m
8 GB: 1 h
16 GB: 2 h
32 GB: 4 h 10 m
64 GB: 8 h 25 m
1280x720 30p 6M
1280x720 25p 6M
2 GB: 30 m
4 GB: 1 h 15 m
8 GB: 2 h 35 m
16 GB: 5 h 20 m
32 GB: 10 h 55 m
64 GB: 22 h
Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes for each shooting (limited by
product specifications).
If the file format is set to MP4 (28M), continuous shooting is possible for approximately 20
minutes for each shooting (limited by file size of 4 GB).
Note
The recordable time of movies varies because the product is equipped with VBR (Variable
Bit Rate), which automatically adjusts image quality depending on the shooting scene.
When you record a fast-moving subject, the image is clearer but the recordable time is
shorter because more memory is required for recording.
The recordable time also varies depending on the shooting conditions, the subject or the
image quality/size settings.
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Using this product abroad
Plug adaptor
You can use the AC Adaptor (supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is
within 100 V to 240 V AC and 50 Hz/60 Hz.
Note
Do not use an electronic voltage transformer as doing so may cause a malfunction.
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Using this product abroad
On TV color systems
To view movies shot using this product on a television, the product and television must use
the same color television system. Check the TV color system for the country or region where
you are using the product.
NTSC system:
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica,
Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela,
etc.
PAL system:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, etc.
PAL-M system:
Brazil
PAL-N system:
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system:
Bulgaria, France, Greece, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
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Other information
ZEISS lens
The camera is equipped with a ZEISS lens which is capable of reproducing sharp images
with excellent contrast. The lens for the camera has been produced under a quality
assurance system certified by ZEISS in accordance with the quality standards of ZEISS in
Germany.
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Other information
GPS (DSC-HX90V)
GPS
As the positions of GPS satellites vary constantly, it may take longer to determine the
location or the receiver may not be able to determine the location at all, depending on the
location and time you use this product.
GPS is a system for determining geographic location by triangulating radio signals from
GPS satellites. Avoid using the camera in places where radio signals are blocked or
reflected, such as a shadowy place surrounded by buildings or trees, etc. Use the camera
in open sky environments.
You may not be able to record location information at locations or in situations where
radio signals from the GPS satellites do not reach the product as follows.
In tunnels, indoors or under the shade of buildings.
Between tall buildings or at narrow streets surrounded by buildings.
In underground locations, locations surrounded by dense trees, under an elevated bridge, or in
locations where magnetic fields are generated, such as near high voltage cables.
Near devices that generate radio signals of the same frequency band as the camera: near 1.5
GHz band mobile telephones, etc.
If you upload and share the images which are recorded with the setting [GPS On/Off] is
[On], the record location may be exposed on the internet even if you do not intend to do
so. If you do not want to record location information, select [Off] for [GPS On/Off].
On triangulating errors
If you move to another location right after turning on the camera, it may take a longer time
for the product to start triangulating, compared to when you stay in the same place.
Error caused by the position of GPS satellites
The product automatically triangulates your current location when the product receives
radio signals from 3 or more GPS satellites. The triangulating error allowed by the GPS
satellites is about 10 m (32.81 feet). Depending on the environment of the location, the
triangulating error can be greater. In this case, your actual location may not match the
location on the map based on the GPS information. Meanwhile, the GPS satellites are
controlled by the United States Department of Defense, and the degree of accuracy may
be changed intentionally.
Error during the triangulating process
The camera acquires location information periodically. There is a slight time difference
between when the location information is acquired and when the location information is
recorded on an image, therefore, the actual recording location may not match exactly the
location on the map based on the GPS information.
On the restriction of use of GPS on an airplane
During take off and landing of an airplane, set [Airplane Mode] to [On].
If you do not want to record location information, set [GPS On/Off] to [Off].
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Other information
AVCHD format
The AVCHD format was developed for high-definition digital video cameras when recording
an HD (High-Definition) signal using high-efficiency compression coding technology. The
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is used to compress video data, and the Dolby Digital or Linear
PCM system is used to compress audio data.
The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is capable of compressing images at higher efficiency than
that of the conventional image compressing format.
As the AVCHD format uses compression coding technology, the picture may be unstable
in scenes where the screen, angle of view, or brightness, etc. change drastically, but this
is not a malfunction.
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Other information
License
Notes on the License
This product comes with software that are used based on licensing agreements with the
owners of that software. Based on requests by the owners of copyright of these software
applications, we have an obligation to inform you of the following. Please read the following
sections. Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal memory of your product.
Establish a Mass Storage connection between the product and a computer to read licenses
in the “PMHOME” - “LICENSE” folder.
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR
THE PERSONAL USE OF A CONSUMER OR OTHER USES IN WHICH IT DOES NOT
RECEIVE REMUNERATION TO
(i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”)
AND/OR
(ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A
PERSONAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED
TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO.
NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE
HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM
On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software
The software that is eligible for the following GNU General Public License (hereinafter
referred to as “GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public License (hereinafter referred to as
“LGPL”) are included in the product.
This informs you that you have a right to have access to, modify, and redistribute source
code for these software programs under the conditions of the supplied GPL/LGPL.
Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it.
http://oss.sony.net/Products/Linux/
We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.
Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal memory of your product. Establish a Mass
Storage connection between the product and a computer to read licenses in the “PMHOME”
- “LICENSE” folder.
[234] How to Use
Precautions/This product
Trademarks
Trademarks
The following marks are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation.
, Cyber-shot,
, Memory Stick,
,
Memory Stick PRO,
, Memory Stick Duo,
, Memory Stick PRO Duo,
, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,
, Memory Stick Micro,
, MagicGate,
BRAVIA, PhotoTV HD, PlayMemories Online, PlayMemories Online logo, PlayMemories
Home, PlayMemories Home logo, PlayMemories Mobile, PlayMemories Mobile logo
PlayMemories Camera Apps, PlayMemories Camera Apps logo
XAVC S and
are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Blu-ray Disc™ and Blu-ray™ are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD Progressive logotype are trademarks of Panasonic
Corporation and Sony Corporation.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Microsoft, Windows and DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc.
iOS is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems Inc.
iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi logo, Wi-Fi PROTECTED SET-UP are registered trademarks or
trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
The N Mark is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United
States and in other countries.
DLNA and DLNA CERTIFIED are trademarks of Digital Living Network Alliance.
Eye-Fi is a trademark of Eye-Fi Inc.
In addition, system and product names used in this manual are, in general, trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective developers or manufacturers. However, the ™
or ® marks may not be specified in all cases in this manual.
[235] Troubleshooting
If you have problems
If you have problems
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with the product, try the following solutions.
1. Check the items under “Troubleshooting”, then check the product.
If a message such as “C/E:□□:□□” appears on the screen, refer to the self-diagnosis
display.
2. Remove the battery pack, wait for about one minute, re-insert the battery pack, then
turn on the power.
3. Initialize the settings.
4. Consult your dealer or local authorized service facility. Additional information on this
product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer
Support Website.
http://www.sony.net/
[236] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
You cannot insert the battery pack into the product.
Make sure the direction of the battery pack is correct, and insert it until the battery lock
lever is locked.
Make sure that the battery is NP-BX1.
[237] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
You cannot turn on the product.
After inserting the battery pack into the product, it may take a few moments for the product
to power up.
Make sure that the battery pack is inserted correctly.
The battery pack will discharge by itself even if you do not use it. Charge the battery pack
before use.
Make sure that the battery is NP-BX1.
[238] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
The power turns off suddenly.
Depending on the product and battery pack temperature, the product may turn off
automatically to protect itself. In this case, a message is displayed on the product screen
before the product turns off.
If you do not operate the product for a certain period of time, it turns off automatically to
prevent wearing down the battery pack. Turn on the product again.
[239] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
The remaining battery level indicator shows an incorrect
level.
This phenomenon occurs when you use the product in an extremely hot or cold location.
Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time
between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.
[240] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
The charge lamp on the product flashes when charging
the battery pack.
Make sure that the battery is NP-BX1.
Remove the battery pack and then reinsert it into the product.
Batteries which have not been used for more than a year may have deteriorated.
Charging has paused temporarily because the camera is not within the appropriate
temperature range.
This phenomenon occurs when you charge the battery pack in an extremely hot or cold
location. The optimum temperature for charging the battery pack is between 10 °C and 30
°C (50 °F and 86 °F).
[241] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
The battery pack is not charged.
When the battery pack is not charged (the charge lamp does not light) even if you follow
the proper charging procedure, check if the power of the product is turned off, then
remove the battery pack and re-insert the same battery pack securely, or disconnect and
reconnect the USB cable.
[242] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
The monitor does not turn on even when the product is
turned on.
[FINDER/MONITOR] has been set to [Viewfinder] and the Electronic Viewfinder is popped
up. Push down the Electronic Viewfinder or change [FINDER/MONITOR] to [Auto].
[243] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
You cannot record images.
You are using a memory card with a write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the
LOCK position. Set the switch to the record position.
Check the free capacity of the memory card.
You cannot record images while charging the flash.
The [Self-timer] is activated.
Set [Release w/o Card] to [Enable]. However, without a memory card inserted in the
camera, images cannot be recorded.
[244] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
Recording takes a long time.
The noise reduction function is processing an image. This is not a malfunction.
The [Auto HDR] function is processing an image.
The product is compiling images.
[245] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The same image is captured multiple times.
Set the drive mode to [Single Shooting].
[246] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The image is out of focus.
The subject is too close. Shoot from the shortest shooting distance (W side: Approx. 5 cm
(0.16 ft), T side: Approx. 250 cm (8.20 ft) (from the lens).
Press the shutter button halfway down, then shoot images.
Ambient light is insufficient.
[Focus Mode] has been set to [Manual Focus]. Set [Focus Mode] to a setting other than
[Manual Focus].
[247] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
Zoom does not work.
You cannot use zoom functions during Sweep Panorama shooting.
You can use only the optical zoom in the following situations:
When using Smile Shutter function.
During Self-portrait shooting.
[248] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The flash does not work.
Raise the flash.
You cannot use a flash in the following situations:
When the following modes are selected in [Scene Selection].
[Anti Motion Blur]
[Night Scene]
[Hand-held Twilight]
[Fireworks]
[High Sensitivity]
During Sweep Panorama shooting.
During movie recording.
[249] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
Fuzzy white circular spots appear on images shot using
the flash.
Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air reflected the flash light and appeared on the image.
This is not a malfunction.
[250] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The close-up shoot function (Macro) does not work.
The product automatically adjusts the focus. Press and hold the shutter button halfway
down. Focus adjustment may take some time when shooting a close subject.
The close-up shoot function will not work when the following modes are selected in
[Scene Selection]:
[Adv.Sports Shooting]
[Fireworks]
[251] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The recording date and time are not displayed on the
screen.
While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during
playback.
[252] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The date and time are recorded incorrectly.
Set the correct date and time.
The area selected using [Area Setting] differs from the actual area. Select the actual area.
[253] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The aperture value and/or shutter speed flashes.
The subject is too bright or too dark to shoot using the current aperture value and/or
shutter speed settings. Readjust the settings.
[254] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The image colors are not correct.
Adjust [White Balance].
[Picture Effect] is set. Set [Picture Effect] to [Off].
To reset settings to default, perform [Setting Reset].
[255] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
Noise appears in the image when you view the screen in
a dark place.
The product is attempting to increase the visibility of the screen by temporarily brightening
the monitor under conditions of low illumination. There is no effect on the recorded image.
[256] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The eyes of the subject come out red.
Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On].
Shoot the subject at a distance closer than the flash range using the flash.
Light the room and shoot the subject.
[257] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
Dots appear and remain on the screen.
This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded.
[258] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
You cannot shoot images continuously.
The memory card is full. Delete unnecessary images.
The battery level is low. Insert a charged battery pack.
[259] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The image is not clear in the viewfinder.
Adjust the diopter scale properly using the diopter-adjustment dial.
[260] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
No images appear on the viewfinder.
[FINDER/MONITOR] has been set to [Monitor]. Change [FINDER/MONITOR] to [Auto] or
[Viewfinder].
Bring your eye close to the viewfinder.
[261] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The image is whitish (Flare)./Blurring of light appears on
the image (Ghosting).
When pointing the lens toward the strong light source, excessive light enters the lens and
the image may come out white (flare) or extraneous light (ghost images) may appear on
the image, but this is not a malfunction.
Set up the composition so that you shoot images while avoiding backlit condition.
[262] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The image is blurred.
The picture was taken in a dark location without the flash, resulting in camera-shake. The
use of a tripod or the flash is recommended. [Hand-held Twilight] and [Anti Motion Blur] in
[Scene Selection] are also effective in reducing blur.
[263] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The monitor darkens after a short period of time passed.
If you do not operate the product for a certain period of time, the product will automatically
turn off. The product turns on again when you press the power button.
[264] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The flash takes too long to recharge.
The flash has been fired in succession in a short period. When the flash has been fired in
succession, the recharging process may take longer than usual to avoid overheating of
the camera.
[265] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Viewing images
Images cannot be played back.
Make sure that the memory card is fully inserted into the product.
The folder/file name has been changed on your computer.
When an image file has been processed by a computer or when the image file was
recorded using a model other than this product, playback on this product is not
guaranteed.
The product is in USB mode. Disconnect the product from the computer.
Use PlayMemories Home to play back on this product images that are stored on your
computer.
[266] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Viewing images
The date and time are not displayed.
The screen display is set to display images only. Press DISP (Display Setting) on the
control wheel to display the information.
[267] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Viewing images
The image cannot be deleted.
Cancel the protection.
[268] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Viewing images
The image was deleted by mistake.
Once you have deleted an image, you cannot restore it. We recommend that you protect
images that you do not want to delete.
[269] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
GPS
The product is not receiving a GPS signal. (DSCHX90V)
Set [GPS On/Off] to [On].
The product may not be able to receive radio signals from GPS satellites because of
obstructions.
When the monitor is tilted 180°, the product may not be able to receive radio signals from
GPS satellites.
To triangulate the location information correctly, bring the product to an open area, and
turn on the product again.
[270] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
GPS
There is an excessive error in location information.
(DSC-HX90V)
The margin of error can be up to several-hundred meters depending on surrounding
buildings, weak GPS signals, etc.
[271] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
GPS
It takes time to triangulate although the GPS assist data
is taken in. (DSC-HX90V)
[Date/Time Setup] has not been set, or set time differs greatly from the actual time. Set
the date and time correctly.
The term of validity of the GPS assist data has expired. Update the GPS assist data.
As the GPS satellites move constantly, it may take longer to determine the location or the
receiver may not be able to determine the location at all, depending on the location and
time you use the product.
GPS is a system for determining geographic location by triangulating radio signals from
GPS satellites. Avoid using the product in places where radio signals are blocked or
reflected, such as a shadowy place surrounded by buildings or trees, etc. Use the product
in open sky environments.
[272] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
GPS
The location information has not been recorded. (DSCHX90V)
For importing movies with GPS location information to your computer, use PlayMemories
Home.
[273] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Wi-Fi
You cannot find the wireless access point to be
connected.
Wireless access points may not be displayed on the product due to signal conditions.
Place the product closer to the wireless access point.
Wireless access points may not be displayed on the product depending on the access
point settings. Refer to the instruction manual of the wireless access point.
[274] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
[WPS Push] does not work.
Wi-Fi
[WPS Push] may not work depending on the access point settings. Check the SSID and
password of the wireless access point, and perform [Access Point Set.].
[275] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Wi-Fi
[Send to Computer] is canceled halfway.
When the battery remaining level is low, [Send to Computer] may be canceled halfway.
Charge the battery pack and try again.
[276] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Wi-Fi
You cannot send movies to a smartphone.
You cannot send XAVC S movies to a smartphone.
You cannot send AVCHD movies to a smartphone. Set [
recording movies.
[277] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
File Format] to [MP4] before
Wi-Fi
[Smart Remote Embedded] or [Send to Smartphone] is
canceled halfway.
When the remaining battery level is low, [Smart Remote Embedded] or [Send to
Smartphone] may be canceled halfway. Charge the battery pack and try again.
[278] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Wi-Fi
The shooting screen for [Smart Remote Embedded] is
not displayed smoothly./The connection between this
product and the smartphone is disconnected.
Data communication between this product and the smartphone may fail due to signal
conditions. Place this product closer to the smartphone.
[279] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Wi-Fi
You cannot use One-Touch connection (NFC).
Place the
(N mark) on the smartphone and the
(N mark) on the product as close
together as possible. If there is no response, move the smartphone a few millimeters or
move the smartphone away from this product, wait more than 10 seconds, and then touch
them together again.
[Airplane Mode] is set to [On]. Set [Airplane Mode] to [Off].
Check whether the NFC function is activated on your smartphone. For details, refer to the
instruction manual of the smartphone.
Do not place any metal objects other than a smartphone near the
(N mark).
Do not contact two or more smartphones to this product at the same time.
If another NFC-based application is running on your smartphone, terminate that
application.
Switch to shooting mode before touching the smartphone to the product. The application
will not activate if the product is in playback mode.
[280] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Computers
The computer does not recognize this product.
Set [USB Connection] to [Mass Storage].
Check that the power of the camera is turned on.
If the battery level is low, insert a charged battery pack.
Use the micro USB cable (supplied) to connect the devices.
Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it again firmly.
Disconnect all equipment other than this product, the keyboard and the mouse from the
USB terminals of your computer.
Connect this product directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or
other device.
If you set [USB Power Supply] to [Off], the computer may be able to recognize this
product.
[281] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Computers
You cannot import images.
Connect this product and your computer correctly making a USB connection.
When you shoot images with a memory card formatted by a computer, you may not be
able to import the images to a computer. Shoot using a memory card formatted by this
product.
[282] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Computers
The image and sound are interrupted by noise when
viewing a movie on a computer.
You are playing back the movie directly from the memory card. Import the movie to your
computer using PlayMemories Home and play it back.
[283] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Computers
Images exported from a computer cannot be viewed on
this product.
Use PlayMemories Home to copy images that are stored on a computer onto a memory
card inserted into this product and view them on this product.
[284] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Memory cards
Formatted the memory card by mistake.
All the data on the memory card is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore the data.
[285] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Printing
Images are printed with both edges cut off.
Depending on your printer, the left, right, top, and bottom edges of the image may be cut
off. Especially when you print an image shot with [
Aspect Ratio] set to [16:9], the
lateral end of the image may be cut off.
When printing images using your printer, cancel the trimming or borderless settings of the
printer. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these
functions or not.
When you print images at a shop, ask the shop whether they can print the images without
cutting off both edges.
[286] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Printing
You cannot print images with the date.
If you set [
Write Date] to [On], you can print still images with the date. Note that you
cannot delete the date from the image on the camera.
If you want to print images with the date, use [Print Setting] under [Specify Printing].
You can print images with the date superimposed if the printer or the software can
recognize Exif information. For compatibility with Exif information, consult the
manufacturer of the printer or the software.
Using PlayMemories Home, you can print images with the date without recording the
date.
When you print images at a shop, images can be printed with the date if you ask them to
do so.
[287] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Others
The lens gets fogged.
Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the product and leave it for about an hour
before using it.
[288] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Others
The product stops with the lens portion extended./The
product turns off with the lens portion extended.
Do not attempt to force lens that has stopped moving.
Insert a charged battery pack, then turn the product on again.
[289] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Others
The product becomes warm when you use it for a long
time.
This is not a malfunction. Turn off the product and do not use it for a while.
[290] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Others
The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the
product.
Set the date and time again.
The internal rechargeable backup battery has discharged. Insert a charged battery, and
set aside for 24 hours or more with the power left off.
[291] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Others
The number of recordable images does not decrease, or
decreases two images at a time.
This is because the compression rate and the image size after compression change
depending on the image when you shoot a JPEG image.
[292] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Others
Settings are reset even though resetting operation has
not been performed.
The camera settings may be reset if the battery pack is ejected while the power is on.
When ejecting the battery pack, first turn the power off and check that the access lamp is
not illuminated before ejecting.
[293] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Others
The product does not work properly.
Turn off the product. Remove the battery pack and insert it again. If the product is hot,
remove the battery pack, and allow it to cool down before trying this corrective procedure.
If an AC-UD10/AC-UD11 AC Adaptor (sold separately) is used, disconnect the power
cord. Connect the power cord and turn on the product again. If the product repeats the
same error often or still does not work after trying these solutions, consult your Sony
dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
[294] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Others
A sound is produced when the product is shaken.
Sound may be produced when the product is shaken while the power is turned off, but
this is not a malfunction.
[295] Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Others
“--E-” appears on the screen.
Remove the memory card, and insert it again. If the problem persists even after
performing this procedure, format the memory card.
[296] Troubleshooting
Messages
Messages
Self-diagnosis display
If a code starting with a letter of the alphabet appears, the self-diagnosis function on this
product is working. The last two digits (indicated by □□) will differ depending on the state of
this product.
If you cannot solve the problem even after trying the following corrective actions a few times,
this product may need repair. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
C:32:□□
C:95:□□ (DSC-HX90V)
There is trouble with the product’s hardware. Turn the power off and on again.
C:13:□□
This product cannot read or write data on the memory card. Try turning off and on this
product again, or taking out and inserting the memory card several times.
An unformatted memory card is inserted. Format the memory card.
The inserted memory card cannot be used with this product, or the data is damaged.
Insert a new memory card.
E:61:□□
E:62:□□
E:91:□□
A product malfunction has occurred. Initialize this product, then turn the power on again.
E:94:□□
There is a malfunction when writing or deleting data. Repair is required. Contact your
Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Be prepared to give all numbers in
the error code beginning from the E.
[297] Troubleshooting
Messages
Messages
Warning messages
Set Area/Date/Time.
Set the area, date and time. If you have not used the product for a long time, charge the
internal rechargeable backup battery.
Unable to use memory card. Format?
The memory card was formatted on a computer and the file format was modified. Select
[Enter], and then format the memory card. You can use the memory card again, however,
all previous data in the memory card is erased. It may take some time to complete the
format. If the message still appears, change the memory card.
Memory Card Error
An incompatible memory card is inserted.
Formatting has failed. Format the memory card again.
Unable to read memory card. Reinsert memory card.
An incompatible memory card is inserted.
The memory card is damaged.
The terminal section of the memory card is dirty.
Memory card locked.
You are using a memory card with a write-protect switch or a delete-protect switch with
the switch set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the record position.
Cannot open the shutter since the memory card is not inserted.
No memory card has been inserted.
To release the shutter without inserting a memory card into the camera, set [Release w/o
Card] to [Enable]. In this case, images will not be saved.
This memory card may not be capable of recording and playing normally.
An incompatible memory card is inserted.
Processing...
When performing noise reduction, the reduction process takes place. You cannot do any
further shooting during this reduction process.
Unable to display.
Images recorded with other products or images modified with a computer may not be
displayed.
Processing on the computer such as deletion of the image files may cause
inconsistencies in the image database files. Repair the image database files.
Internal temp. high. Allow it to cool.
The product has become hot because you have been shooting continuously. Turn the
power off. Cool the product and wait until the product is ready to shoot again.
You have been recording images for a long time, the product temperature has risen. Stop
recording images until the product cools.
Recording is unavailable in this movie format.
Set [
File Format] to [MP4].
The number of images exceeds that for which date management in a database file by the
product is possible.
Unable to register to the database file. Import all the images to a computer and recover
the memory card.
Image DataBase File error
There is something wrong in the Image Database File. Select [Setup] → [Recover Image
DB].
System Error
Camera Error. Turn power off then on.
Remove the battery pack, and then re-insert it. If the message appears frequently, consult
your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Unable to magnify.
Unable to rotate image.
Images recorded with other products may not be enlarged or rotated.
Cannot create more folders.
A folder in the memory card has the first three digits “999.” You cannot create any more
folders on this camera.
[298] Troubleshooting
Situations this product has difficulty handling
product has difficulty handling
Situations this
Situations this product has difficulty handling
The product cannot take full advantage of some features under certain circumstances.
When shooting under the following conditions, either recompose the shot or change the
shooting mode, then shoot the images again.
Low light conditions
iSweep Panorama
Lock-on AF
Overly bright conditions
Lock-on AF
Varying levels of brightness
Lock-on AF
Flickering lights
iSweep Panorama
Subjects too close to the product
iSweep Panorama
Subjects with large movements or subjects that move too quickly
Superior Auto
iSweep Panorama
Auto HDR
Lock-on AF
Subjects too small or too large
iSweep Panorama
Lock-on AF
Scenes with little contrast, such as the sky or a sandy beach
iSweep Panorama
Superior Auto
Scenes changing constantly, such as a waterfall
iSweep Panorama
Superior Auto
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