4-479-707-11(1)
Checking the bundled items
Camera (1)
3
Confirm that the camera is turned off.
Camera is set in the Waterproof Case. Open the cover of the case as illustrated below.
4

To turn off the camera, press the NEXT button several times to display
[PwOFF], then press the ENTER button.
Connect the Multi/Micro USB Terminal of the camera to a
computer with the micro USB cable (supplied).
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Press the NEXT or PREV button to power on.
Select a shooting mode from [MOVIE], [PHOTO] and [INTVL].
Press the REC button to start recording.
CHG (Charge) lamp
Included in the internal memory of this camera.
Micro USB cable
To stop movie recording/interval photo recording
Printed side
Parts and controls
REC/access lamp
REC (Movie/Photo) button/
HDR-AS30 / AS30V
English
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located inside the connector cover. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you
call your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. HDR-AS
Serial No.
Read this first
This manual covers basic operations. For more detailed operations, refer to the
Handbook (PDF) built into this camera, by doing the following.
Insert a charged battery pack into the camera.
Connect the camera to a computer with the micro USB cable (supplied).
Press the NEXT or PREV button to power on.
Display [Computer]  [PMHOME]  [HANDBOOK] on your computer,
then install the Handbook (PDF).
microSD card/
microSDHC card/
microSDXC card
Terminal side
“Memory Stick Micro”
(Mark2) media
Insert the memory card properly, confirming each side is facing the correct direction.
 Notes
 Playback of images recorded with other cameras, is not assured on this camera.
 During periods of extended shooting, camera temperature may rise to a point where
shooting stops automatically.
On what to do if this happens, see “Notes on long-time recording.”
Using the Wi-Fi function
Installing “PlayMemories Mobile” on your
smartphone
On the format of the memory card
For details, refer to the Handbook (PDF).
 Notes
 Operation with all memory cards is not assured.
 Confirm the direction of the memory card. If you forcibly insert the memory card in the
wrong direction, the memory card, memory card slot, or image data may be damaged.
 Format the memory card before use.
 To eject the memory card, lightly push the memory card once.
Android 2.3 or later (Android 4.0 or later is required to use One-touch
functions (NFC))
Search for “PlayMemories Mobile” on Google Play, then install it.
Setting
iOS 4.3 or later (One-touch functions (NFC) are not available)
Button operations
Search for “PlayMemories Mobile” on App Store, then install it.
NEXT: Goes to the next menu
PREV: Goes to the previous menu
ENTER: Executes the menu
Menu items
List of modes
Getting Started
Charging the battery pack
1
Open the cover.
2
Insert the battery pack.
Slide the battery ejection lever.
© 2013 Sony Corporation Printed in China
http://www.sony.net/
Press the REC button again.
Inserting a memory card
Set of printed documentation
ENTER (Menu execute) button
 REC HOLD switch
 (N mark)
NFC: Near Field Communication
Display panel
Speaker
PREV button
NEXT button
Microphones
Lens
GPS sensor (HDR-AS30V only)
Connector cover
 (Mic) jack
Expansion connector
CHG (Charge) lamp
HDMI OUT jack
Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Supports Micro USB compatible
devices.
Battery pack/memory card cover
Memory card insertion slot
Battery ejection lever
Battery insertion slot
Recording
Attach accessories to the camera, as required.
1
2
3
Operating Guide
Micro USB cable (1)
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-BX1) (1)
Waterproof Case (1)
Attachment Buckle (1)
Flat Adhesive Mount (1)
Curved Adhesive Mount (1)
Handbook

The following operations are available when the power of the camera is turned off.
- Press the PREV or NEXT button to turn on the camera.
- Press the ENTER button to start recording in the shooting mode you set before turning
off the power of the camera.
The display language cannot be changed.
To close the cover, perform the operations in step 1 in opposite order.
Items you can set in SETUP (Setup Mode)
Display
Modes
Display
Items
MOVIE
Movie Mode
VIDEO
Recording mode
PHOTO
Photo Mode
STEDY
SteadyShot
INTVL
Interval Photo Recording
Mode
ANGLE
Field Angle
SETUP
Setup Mode
SCENE
Scene
PLAY
Play Mode
LAPSE
Interval Photo Recording
PwOFF
Power off
Wi-Fi
Smart Remote Control
GPS
GPS Log
PLANE
Airplane Mode
A.OFF
Auto Power Off
BEEP
Beep
DATE
Date & Time Setting
USBPw
USB Power Supply
V.SYS
Switching NTSC/PAL
RESET
Resetting the Settings
FORMT
Format
 Notes
 Pressing the NEXT or PREV button repeatedly cycles through the respective mode/setup items.
 To return to the [SETUP] menu from each setup item, select [BACK], then press the ENTER button.
 Notes
 Update “PlayMemories Mobile” to the latest version if you have already installed it on your
smartphone.
 Operation of this application with all smartphones and tablets is not assured.
 Compliant OS version is information as at September 1, 2013.
 The operation methods and display screens for the application are subject to change
without notice by future upgrades.
 For more information about “PlayMemories Mobile,” refer to the following website.
(http://www.sony.net/pmm/)
The information on the sticker (in the perforated box, below) is required when
connecting the camera to a smartphone. If there is no sticker, refer to the supplied
English version of the instruction manual.
If the sticker is lost, you can recall your user ID and password by the following
procedure.
Insert a charged battery pack into the camera.
Connect the camera to a computer with the micro USB cable (supplied).
Press the NEXT or PREV button to power on.
Display [Computer]  [PMHOME]  [INFO]  [WIFI_INF.TXT] on your
computer, then confirm your ID and password.
Connecting
Specifications
Android
Signal format: NTSC color, EIA standards
HDTV 1080/60i, 1080/60p specification
PAL color, CCIR standards
HDTV 1080/50i, 1080/50p specification
Power requirements: Rechargeable battery pack, 3.6 V (NP-BX1)
USB, 5.0 V
USB charging (Multi/Micro USB Terminal): DC 5.0 V, 500 mA/800 mA
Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1:
Maximum charge voltage: DC 4.2 V
Maximum charge current: 1.89 A
Insert a memory card in the camera, turn on the camera, then select the
shooting mode: [MOVIE], [PHOTO], [INTVL]
Start “PlayMemories Mobile” on the smartphone.
Select the SSID, as printed on the sticker attached to this manual.
Input the password on the same sticker. (First time only.)
On your smartphone, select the mode of the camera: Smart Remote Control
mode or Copy mode.




For more specifications, refer to “Specifications” in Handbook (PDF).
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
On trademarks

Android (Supporting NFC)
Touch the (N mark) of the smartphone against the (N mark) of the camera.
When “PlayMemories Mobile” starts, settings are automatically applied to
establish Wi-Fi connection.

iPhone
Insert a memory card in the camera, turn on the camera, then select the
shooting mode: [MOVIE], [PHOTO], [INTVL]
Open [Settings] on the smartphone.
Select [Wi-Fi] on the smartphone.
Select the SSID, as printed on the sticker attached to this manual.
Input the password on the same sticker. (First time only.)
Confirm that the SSID of the camera is displayed on the smartphone.
Return to the Home screen, then start “PlayMemories Mobile.”
On your smartphone, select the mode of the camera: Smart Remote Control
mode or Copy mode.









“Memory Stick,” “
,” “Memory Stick Duo,” “
,” “Memory Stick PRO
,” “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,”
Duo,” “
,” “Memory Stick Micro,” “MagicGate,”
“
,” “MagicGate Memory Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are
“
trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo
are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and
other countries.
Mac, App Store are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
iOS is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the
United States and certain other countries.
Android, Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
iPhone is a trademark or a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi logo, Wi-Fi PROTECTED SET-UP are registered 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.
“ ” and “PlayStation” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


Add further enjoyment with your PlayStation 3 by downloading the application for
PlayStation 3 from PlayStation Store (where available.)
 The application for PlayStation 3 requires PlayStation Network account and application
download. Accessible in areas where the PlayStation Store is available.
 Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Adobe Acrobat are either registered trademarks or trademarks
of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
 microSDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
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 are not used in all cases in this manual.
WARNING
Others
Notes on long-time recording




If the power is turned off, leave the camera for 10 minutes or longer to allow the
temperature inside the camera to decrease to a safe level.
Under high ambient temperatures, the temperature of the camera rises quickly.
When the temperature of the camera rises, the image quality may deteriorate.
It is recommended that you wait until the temperature of the camera drops before
continuing to shoot.
The surface of the camera may get hot. This is not a malfunction.
Note on using

When warning is displayed, entire screen flashes with the message displayed. For details,
refer to the Handbook (PDF).
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
1) do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
2) do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not expose the batteries to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
like.
CAUTION
Battery pack
If the battery pack is mishandled, the battery pack can burst, cause a fire or even
chemical burns. Observe the following cautions.


About the software

You can download the image management software “PlayMemories Home” from
the following URL.




http://www.sony.net/pm/
Note on wireless network function

We assume no responsibility whatsoever for any damage caused by unauthorized access to,
or unauthorized use of, destinations loaded on the camera, resulting from loss or theft.
AC Adaptor
Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect
the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) immediately if any malfunction
occurs while using the apparatus.
For customers in the U.S.A. and CANADA
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by returning your used
rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location
nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable
batteries, call toll free
1-800-822- 8837, or visit http://www.call2recycle.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-Ion
batteries.
Battery pack
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
CAN ICES-3 B/NMB-3 B
This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure
Guidelines in Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency
(RF) Exposure rules.
This equipment has very low levels of RF energy that are deemed to comply
without testing of specific absorption ratio (SAR).
For Customers in the USA


Replace the battery with the specified type only. Otherwise, fire or injury may
result.




Do not disassemble.
Do not crush and do not expose the battery pack to any shock or force such as hammering,
dropping or stepping on it.
Do not short circuit and do not allow metal objects to come into contact with the battery
terminals.
Do not expose to high temperature above 60°C (140°F) such as in direct sunlight or in a car
parked in the sun.
Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire.
Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries.
Be sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that can
charge the battery pack.
Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small children.
Keep the battery pack dry.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by Sony.
Dispose of used battery packs promptly as described in the instructions.
If you have any questions about this product, you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related matters only.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: HDR-AS30V
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
Note
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
 Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

The supplied interface cable must be used with the equipment in order to comply
with the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
For Customers in Canada
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
For Customers in Europe
Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives
Manufacturer: Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan
For EU product compliance: Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61,
70327 Stuttgart, Germany
Hereby, Sony Corporation, declares that this HDR-AS30V Digital HD Video
Camera Recorder is in compliance with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. For details, please access the following
URL:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes data transfer to discontinue midway
(fail), restart the application or disconnect and connect the communication cable
(USB, etc.) again.
This product has been tested and found compliant with the limits set out in the
EMC regulation for using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture
and sound of this unit.
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this
product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be
handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.
The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more
detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates that the
battery provided with this product shall not be treated as household
waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might be used in combination with
a chemical symbol. The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead
(Pb) are added if the battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The
recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural resources.
In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require
a permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be
replaced by qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery will be treated
properly, hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for
the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how to remove the battery from
the product safely.
Hand the battery over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of waste
batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery, please
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop
where you purchased the product.
For Customers in Singapore