Sony NEX-6Y, NEX-5RY, NEX-5RK, NEX-6, NEX-5R, NEX-6L, NEX-5RL Operating instructions

Sony NEX-6Y, NEX-5RY, NEX-5RK, NEX-6, NEX-5R, NEX-6L, NEX-5RL Operating instructions
4-437-008-11(1)
Interchangeable
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α Handbook
Table of contents
Sample photo
Menu
Index
© 2012 Sony Corporation
NEX-6/NEX-5R
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Notes on using the camera
Click on a button at upper right on the cover and each page to jump to the corresponding
page.
This is convenient when searching for a function you want to use.
Table of
contents
How to use this handbook
Sample photo
Search for information by
function.
Search for information by
sample photos.
Search for information in
a listing of menu items.
Menu
Search for information by
keyword.
Marks and notations used in this handbook
Index
In this handbook, the sequence of
operations is shown by arrows (t).
Operate the camera in the order
indicated.
The default setting is indicated by
.
Indicates cautions and limitations
relevant to the correct operation of the
camera.
The photographs used as examples of
pictures in this manual are reproduced
images, and are not actual images shot
using this camera.
The zmark indicates information that
is useful to know.
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Table of contents
Notes on using the camera
Sample photo
How to use this handbook ·····································2
Sample photo ························································7
Identifying parts ···················································13
List of icons on the screen···································20
Basic operations
Menu
Operating the camera··········································23
Menu ···································································29
Shooting images··················································36
Playing back images ···········································39
Deleting images···················································41
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Using the Photo Creativity function
Photo Creativity ···················································42
Bkground Defocus···············································43
Brightness ···························································44
Color····································································45
Vividness ·····························································46
Picture Effect ·······················································47
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Sample photo
Intelligent Auto·····················································64
Superior Auto ······················································66
Scene Selection ··················································68
Sweep Panorama················································70
Manual Exposure ················································72
Shutter Priority·····················································74
Aperture Priority ··················································75
Program Auto ······················································76
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Using functions with the mode dial
(NEX-6 only)
Menu
Using functions with the control wheel
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DISP (Display Contents) ·····································49
(Exposure Comp.) ··········································52
(Drive Mode)··············································53
(ISO) ·······························································60
(Image Index) ·················································61
Using functions with the Fn button
Fn (Function) button ············································62
Using functions with the AEL button
(NEX-6 only)
AEL button (NEX-6 only) ·····································63
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Shoot Mode (NEX-5R only) ·································30
Camera································································30
Image Size ··························································31
Brightness/Color··················································31
Playback······························································32
Application···························································32
Setup ···································································32
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Using functions in the menu
Connecting with other equipment
Menu
Viewing images on a TV····································203
Using with your computer··································206
Using the software·············································208
Connecting the camera to the computer ···········211
Creating a movie disc········································213
Printing still images ···········································217
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Adding functions to the camera
Adding functions to the camera (Application
downloading) ·····················································218
Launching the downloaded application ·············221
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting·················································222
Warning messages············································229
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Sample photo
Using the camera abroad ··································232
Memory card ·····················································233
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ·······························235
Battery charging ················································237
Mount Adaptor···················································238
Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately) (NEX-5R
only)···································································240
AVCHD format···················································241
Cleaning ····························································242
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Others
Menu
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Index··································································243
Model
name
Mode dial
Touch panel
Viewfinder
Flash
NEX-6
Compatible
Incompatible
Internal
Internal/
External (sold
separately)
NEX-5R
Incompatible
Compatible
External
(sold separately)
External
(supplied)
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This manual covers the NEX-6 and NEX-5R.
Illustrations and display on the screen are for the NEX-6 unless otherwise noted.
The main characteristics of each model are as follows:
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“This is the scene I want to capture in a photo, but how can I do?”
You may find the answer by going through the sample photos listed here. Click the
desired sample photo.
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Sample photo
Sample photo
Shooting people (page 8)
Shooting macro photos (page 9)
Shooting landscapes (page 10)
Shooting sunset/night scenes (page 11)
Shooting fast moving subjects (page 12)
Menu
If you click on a photo, the screen will jump to the page describing the function
recommended for shooting that kind of photo.
Refer to those descriptions in addition to the shooting tips displayed on the screen of the
camera.
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
Click!
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The same scene with different brightness
(58)
91
69
A happy smile (91)
A person in candle light (69)
68
60
A person in front of night view (68)
A moving person (60)
56
77
A group photo (56, 57)
A person lit from behind (77)
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A person stands out, while backgrounds
blurred away (43)
Menu
58
Sample photo
43
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Shooting people
94
A person with soft skin tones (94)
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Adjusting the color to indoor light (105)
68
109
Flowers (68)
Lowering the amount of flash light (109)
79
52
Focusing manually (79)
Shooting subjects in better brightness (52)
60
52
Preventing camera-shake for indoor shots
(60)
Making food look appealing (52)
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Defocusing the background (43)
Menu
105
Sample photo
43
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Shooting macro photos
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Shooting landscapes
The sky in vivid colors (52)
Running water (74)
114
114
Vivid green colors (114)
Colored leaves (114)
70
Menu
74
Sample photo
52
Panoramic photos (70)
110
Scenery with a wide range of brightness
(110)
Light outdoors shot from a dark interior
(110)
43
136
Defocusing the background (43)
Keeping your shot level (136)
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Shooting sunset/night scenes
Holding the camera by hand (68)
Shooting the red of the sunset beautifully
(68)
73
77
Fireworks (73)
Trail of light (77)
58
43
Defocusing the background (43)
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The same scene in different brightness (58)
Menu
68
Sample photo
68
56
Preventing camera-shake (56)
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Following a moving subject (83)
Expressing vigorous action (74)
79
55
Shooting the subject approaching the
camera (79)
Capturing the best moment (55)
Menu
74
Sample photo
83
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Shooting fast moving subjects
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NEX-6
See the pages in parentheses for details on
operation for the parts.
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Identifying parts
A Flash (77)
B Shutter button (36)
D Fn (Function) button (62)
E Remote sensor (59)
F ON/OFF (Power) switch
G AF illuminator/Self-timer lamp/Smile
Shutter lamp
Sample photo
C Hook for shoulder strap
H Multi Interface Shoe 1)2) (NEX-6)/Smart
Accessory Terminal 2 3) (NEX-5R)
I Microphone 4)
J Lens
Menu
NEX-5R
K Lens release button
L Mount
M Image sensor 5)
N Lens contacts 5)
For details on compatible accessories of the
Multi Interface Shoe, visit the Sony web site in
your area, or consult your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility. Accessories
for the Accessory Shoe can also be used.
Operations with other manufactures’
accessories are not guaranteed.
2)
Accessories for the Auto-lock Accessory Shoe
can also be attached using the Shoe Adaptor
(sold separately).
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1)
When the lens is removed
3)
Accessories for the Smart Accessory Terminal
can be also attached.
You cannot use the [Self-portrait Self-timer]
function when a flash HVL-F7S (supplied) or
accessories are attached to the Smart Accessory
Terminal 2.
4) Do not cover this part during movie recording.
5)
Do not touch this part directly.
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NEX-6
A
Image sensor position mark (79)
C Eyepiece cup (NEX-6 only)
• Not attached to the camera at the factory.
D Eye sensor (NEX-6 only)
H HDMI terminal (203)
I LCD screen (NEX-6 only) /
LCD screen/Touch panel (NEX-5R only)
J
(Flash pop-up) button (NEX-6 only)
(77)
Sample photo
E Wi-Fi sensor (built-in)
F Charge lamp
G Micro USB terminal (211)
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B Viewfinder (NEX-6 only)
K
(Playback) button (39)
L Mode dial (NEX-6 only) (28)
M Control dial (25)
N MOVIE button (36)
O AEL button (NEX-6 only) (165)
Menu
NEX-5R
P Soft key A (26)
Q Control wheel (23)
R Soft key C (26)
S Soft key B (26)
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T Diopter-adjustment dial (NEX-6 only)
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z LCD screen
NEX-6:
• You can adjust the LCD screen to an easily
viewable angle and shoot from any position.
• You can adjust the LCD screen upward by about
90 degrees.
Sample photo
NEX-5R:
• You can adjust the LCD screen to an easily
viewable angle and shoot from any position.
Menu
• Tilt the LCD screen upward about 180 degrees
when you take a self-portrait. The 3-second
delay self-timer is automatically selected in the
default setting (page 141).
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• When storing the LCD screen after Self-portrait
shooting, lower the LCD screen completely until
it fits against the camera body, then slide the
LCD screen upward until both the bottoms of
the LCD screen and the camera body are
aligned.
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NEX-6
A Battery/memory card cover
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B Access lamp
C Memory card insertion slot
D Battery compartment
E Connection plate cover
NEX-5R
F Tripod socket hole
• Use a tripod with a screw length of less than
5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to
firmly secure the camera to tripods using
screws longer than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch), and
may damage the camera.
Menu
• Make sure that the cord is not pinched when
you close the cover.
Sample photo
• Use this when using an AC-PW20 AC
Adaptor (sold separately). Insert the
connection plate into the battery
compartment, and then pass the cord
through the connection plate cover as shown
below.
G Speaker
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Flash HVL-F7S (NEX-5R only)
A Screw
B Flash1)
C Connector 1)
1)
Sample photo
Do not touch this part directly.
If it is dirty, wipe it off with a soft clean cloth.
Lens
A Zooming/Focusing ring
Menu
E PZ 16 – 50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS (supplied with NEX-6L/6Y/5RL/5RY)
B Zooming lever
C Mounting index
D Lens contacts 1)
1)
Do not touch this part directly.
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z Using the Zooming/Focusing ring
When an E PZ 16 – 50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens is attached, functions assigned to the
Zooming/Focusing ring change according to the [AF/MF Select] settings (page 79).
AF/MF Select
(Autofocus)
(DMF (Direct
manual focus))
(Manual Focus)
Function assigned to the Zooming/Focusing ring
Zoom
Before pressing the shutter button halfway down: Zoom
While pressing the shutter button halfway down: Focus
Focus
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E18 – 55 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (supplied with NEX-5RK)
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A Hood index
B Focusing ring
C Zooming ring
D Focal-length scale
E Focal-length index
Sample photo
F Lens contacts 1)
G Mounting index
1)
Do not touch this part directly.
Menu
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E55 – 210 mm F4.5-6.3 OSS (supplied with NEX-6Y/5RY)
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Sample photo
Menu
B Zooming ring
C Focal-length scale
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A Focusing ring
D Focal-length index
E Lens contacts 1)
F Mounting index
1)
Do not touch this part directly.
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Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status.
You can change the screen display using DISP (Display Contents) on the control wheel
(page 49).
Shooting standby
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List of icons on the screen
A
Indication
Shoot Mode
PASM
Scene Selection
Graphic Display
Menu
Scene Recognition icon
Sample photo
Display
Memory card/Upload
Number of recordable
still images
123Min
Recordable time of
movies
Index
Movie recording
100
Aspect ratio of still
images
Playback
16M 14M 8.4M
7.1M 4M 3.4M
Image size of still
images
RAW RAW+J
FINE STD
Image quality of still
images
60i/50i
60i/50i
60p/50p
24p/25p
24p/25p
Recording mode of
movies
100%
Remaining battery
Flash charge in progress
AF illuminator
Live view
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Display
Indication
Display
Indication
Flash Mode/Red Eye
Reduction
( is only for NEX-6)
±0.0
Flash compensation
Drive Mode
Wind noise reduction is
activated
Self-portrait Self-timer
(NEX-5R only)
SteadyShot/SteadyShot
warning
Metering Mode
Control dial
Sample photo
Touch operation status
(Touch Shutter/Object
Tracking/Touch
operation off) (NEX-5R
only)
C
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Does not record sound
during movie recording
Focus mode
Electronic Viewfinder
(sold separately)
overheating warning
(NEX-5R only)
Face Detection
White Balance
AWB
7500K A7 G7
Soft Skin Effect
Database file full/
Database file error
Zoom scaling
Index
Overheating warning
Focus area mode
Menu
Electronic Viewfinder
(sold separately)
connection error (NEX5R only)
DRO/Auto HDR
Smart Zoom
Auto Port. Framing
Clear Image Zoom
Creative Style
Digital Zoom
View mode
101-0012
Playback folder – File
number
Smile Shutter
Picture Effect
Protect
Print order
Wi-Fi wave being
emitted
Smile detection
sensitivity indicator
B
Display
Indication
Soft keys
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D
Indication
Level
Phase Detection AF
ranging points
Focus status
1/125
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture value
±0.0
±0.0
ISO400
Metered manual
Exposure compensation
AE lock
Shutter speed indicator
Menu
ISO sensitivity
Sample photo
z
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Display
Aperture indicator
Recording time of the
movie (m:s)
2012-1-1 9:30AM
Recorded date/time of
the image
12/12
Image number/Number
of images in the view
mode
Index
REC 0:12
Appears when HDR did
not work on the image.
Appears when [Picture
Effect] did not work on
the image.
Touch shutter ON/OFF
switch (NEX-5R only)
Histogram
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Basic operations
The control wheel, control dial, soft key and touch panel (NEX-5R only) allow you to
use various functions of the camera.
NEX-6
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Operating the camera
NEX-5R
Control dial
Control wheel
Soft keys
Control wheel
Menu
Soft keys
Sample photo
Control dial
Control wheel
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When shooting, DISP (Display Contents),
(Exposure Comp.),
(Drive Mode),
and
(ISO) functions are assigned to the control wheel. When playing back, DISP
(Display Contents) and
(Image Index) functions are assigned to the control wheel.
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Menu
When options are displayed on the screen,
you can browse through them by turning or
pressing the top/bottom/right/left parts of the
control wheel. Press the center to make your
choice.
Sample photo
The arrow means you can turn the control
wheel.
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When you turn or press the top/bottom/right/left parts of the control wheel following the
on-screen display, you can select setting items. Your selection is determined when you
press the center of the control wheel.
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Notes
• The application downloading function may not be available in some countries/regions.
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You can set the aperture value and shutter speed, etc. by turning the control dial. The
setting value assigned to the control dial changes for each shooting mode.
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Control dial
NEX-6
Sample photo
Control dial
Aperture value and shutter speed, etc.
Menu
NEX-5R
Control dial
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Aperture value and shutter speed, etc.
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Sample photo
The soft keys have different roles, depending on the context.
The assigned role (function) of each soft key is shown on the screen.
To use the function shown at the upper right corner of the screen, press soft key A. To
use the function shown at the lower right corner of the screen, press soft key B. To use
the function shown at the center, press the center of the control wheel (soft key C).
You can assign the functions to the soft key B (page 163).
In this handbook, the soft keys are indicated by the icon or the function shown on the
screen.
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Soft keys
A
In this case, soft key A works as
the MENU (Menu) button, and soft
key B as
(View on Smartphone)
button.
Menu
C
B
You can operate the camera intuitively by touching the screen or sliding your finger
across the screen. Touch the item on the screen to select it. Slide your finger across the
screen to scroll down to hidden items.
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Touch panel (NEX-5R only)
Touch the item to select it.
Sliding your finger across the screen scrolls the items. Items on
the screen are replaced with items that were out of view.
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You can select items and make settings in two ways; by one is using the control wheel,
or by the other is touching and sliding your finger across the screen (Touch panel).
Operation
Control wheel
Touch panel
Slide the indicator with your
finger.
Playing the next
or the previous
image
Slide your finger left or right on
the playback screen.
Turn the control wheel or press the
left/right parts.
Index
Setting a value or Turn the control wheel.
adjust the
defocusing level
Menu
Keep turning or pressing the top/
Slide your finger up or down on
bottom parts of the control wheel until the screen until the item scrolls
the item scrolls onto the screen.
into view.
Sample photo
Selecting an item Turn or press the top/bottom/left/right Touch the desired item.
parts of the control wheel, and then
press the center.
Displaying a
hidden item
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Operations (NEX-5R only)
Notes
• You can perform most operations using both the control wheel/soft keys and the touch panel. However,
some operations can be performed only using one or the other.
• Avoid the followings when using the touch panel:
– Using a pointed object, such as a pencil, ball-point pen, or the tip of a finger nail.
– Operating the touch panel while the hand holding the camera is also touching the screen elsewhere.
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Shooting mode
Select a shooting mode based on the subject.
NEX-6:
1 Turn the mode dial and set to the desired shooting mode.
Sample photo
Menu
NEX-5R:
1 MENU t Select [Shoot Mode].
Or select MODE.
Index
MENU
MODE
2 Turn the control wheel and select the desired shooting mode, and then
press the center.
Or, slide your finger across the screen upward or downward to move the
desired mode to the center of the screen, then touch the desired mode.
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Using functions in the menu
You can set up the basic settings for the camera as a whole, or execute functions such as
shooting, playback, or other operations.
NEX-6
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Menu
NEX-5R
Sample photo
1 Select MENU.
Menu
2 Select the desired item by pressing the
top/bottom/right/left parts of the control
wheel, and then press the center.
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3 Following the instructions on the
screen, select the desired item and
press the center of the control wheel to
make your choice.
MENU
Control wheel
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• The application downloading function may not be available in some countries/regions.
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Allows you to select a shooting mode, such as exposure mode, panoramic, [Scene
Selection].
Shoots images with a wider range of shooting functions than
those of Intelligent Auto shooting. Recognizes and evaluates
the shooting conditions automatically, performs Auto HDR,
and chooses the best image.
Intelligent Auto
The camera evaluates the subject and makes the proper
settings. You can enjoy automatic shooting with the
appropriate settings.
Scene Selection
Shoots with preset settings according to the subject or
condition.
Sweep Panorama
Shoots with panoramic size.
Adjusts the aperture and shutter speed.
Shutter Priority
Adjusts the shutter speed to express the movement of the
subject.
Aperture Priority
Adjusts the range in focus, or defocuses the background.
Program Auto
Automatic shooting that allows you to customize settings,
except for the exposure (shutter speed and aperture).
Allows you to set shooting functions, such as continuous shooting, self-timer, and flash.
Drive Mode
Selects the drive mode, such as continuous shooting,
self-timer, or bracket shooting.
Flash Mode
Selects the method used to fire the flash.
AF/MF Select
Selects auto focusing or manual focusing.
Autofocus Area
Selects the area to be focused on.
Autofocus Mode
Selects the autofocus method.
Touch Shutter (NEX-5R only)
Sets whether to use the touch shutter function.
Object Tracking
Keeps the focus on a subject while tracking it.
Zoom
Sets the zoom scale of the [Zoom] feature of the camera.
Face Detection
Detects people’s faces automatically, and adjusts focus and
exposure to suit the faces.
Face Registration
Registers or changes the person to be given priority in the
focus.
Smile Shutter
Each time the camera detects a smile, the camera releases
the shutter automatically.
Auto Port. Framing
Analyzes the scene when capturing a face and saves another
image with a more impressive composition.
Soft Skin Effect
Shoots the skin smoothly in the Face Detection function.
Shooting Tip List
Allows you to access all shooting tips.
Index
Camera
Menu
Manual Exposure
Sample photo
Superior Auto
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Changes the information to be displayed on the LCD screen.
Finder Display(DISP)
Changes the information to be displayed on an Electronic
Viewfinder (sold separately for the NEX-5R).
DISP Button(Monitor)
Allows you to select the kind of information to be displayed
on the LCD screen when you press the DISP button.
Sample photo
Image Size
Allows you to set the image size and aspect ratio.
Still
Image Size
Selects the image size.
Aspect Ratio
Selects the aspect ratio.
Quality
Selects the compression format.
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Panorama
Selects the image size of panoramic images.
Panorama Direction
Selects the direction to pan the camera when shooting
panoramic images.
Menu
Image Size
Movie
File Format
Selects AVCHD or MP4.
Record Setting
Selects the image size, frame rate, and image quality of
movies.
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Brightness/Color
Allows you to make brightness settings such as metering mode, and color settings such
as white balance.
Exposure Comp.
Compensates for the brightness of the entire image.
ISO
Sets the ISO sensitivity.
White Balance
Adjusts the color temperature according to the ambient light
conditions.
Metering Mode
Selects the method used for measuring the brightness.
Flash Comp.
Adjusts the amount of flash light.
DRO/Auto HDR
Corrects the brightness or contrast automatically.
Picture Effect
Shoots with the desired effects to express a unique
atmosphere.
Creative Style
Selects the image processing method.
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Playback
Allows you to set playback functions.
Deletes images.
Still/Movie Select
Allows you to determine how to group the playback images
(View mode).
Slide Show
Plays back images automatically.
View on Smartphone
Transfers the images to a Smartphone and displays them.
Send to Computer
Transfers the images to a computer that is connected to the
network for backup.
View on TV
Transfers the images to a TV that is connected to the
network for viewing.
Selects the images to print, or makes printing settings.
Image Index
Selects the number of images to be displayed on the index
screen.
Enlarge Image
Rotate
Enlarges the image.
Rotates images.
Protect
Protects images, or cancels the protection.
Volume Settings
Sets the sound volume of movies.
Display
Contents
During playback
Switches the information to be displayed on the playback
screen.
Menu
Specify Printing
Sample photo
Delete
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Application
You can add the desired functions to your camera by connecting to the application
downloading website “PlayMemories Camera Apps” via the Internet.
Setup
Allows you to make more detailed shooting settings, or change the camera settings.
Shooting Settings
AEL w/ shutter
Sets whether or not to fix the exposure when you press the
shutter button halfway down.
AF Illuminator
Sets the AF illuminator to assist auto-focusing in dim
places.
Phase Detection AF Area
Sets whether or not to display the Phase Detection AF
ranging points on the screen.
Red Eye Reduction
Provides pre-flash before shooting when using the flash, to
prevent eyes from being shot in red.
FINDER/LCD Setting
Sets how to switch between an Electronic Viewfinder (sold
separately for the NEX-5R) and the LCD screen.
Live View Display
Allows you to choose whether or not to show the value of
exposure compensation, etc. on the screen display.
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Sets the display time of the image right after shooting.
Grid Line
Turns on the grid line that helps you to adjust the
composition of images.
Peaking Level
Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges with a selected
color.
Peaking Color
Sets the color used for the peaking function.
Zooms an image with higher magnification than Clear
Image Zoom. This feature can be also available in movie
recording.
Self-portrait Self-timer (NEX5R only)
Sets the shooting mode when the LCD screen is tilted
upward about 180 degrees. When you set [Self-portrait Selftimer] to [On], a 3-second delay self-timer is activated, and
you can reduce the camera-shake when shooting selfportrait.
S. Auto Image Extract.
Sets whether or not to save all the images that were shot
continuously in [Superior Auto] mode.
MF Assist
Displays an enlarged image when focusing manually.
MF Assist Time
Sets the length of time the image will be shown in an
expanded form.
Color Space
Changes the range of color reproduction.
SteadyShot
Sets camera-shake compensation.
Sets whether or not to release the shutter when there is no lens.
Eye-Start AF
Sets whether or not to use autofocus when you look through
an Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately for the NEX-5R)
with the LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor attached (sold separately).
Front Curtain Shutter
Sets whether or not to use the electronic front curtain shutter
function.
Long Exposure NR
Sets the noise reduction processing for long exposure
shootings.
High ISO NR
Sets the noise reduction processing for high ISO sensitivity
shootings.
Lens Comp.: Shading
Compensates for the shaded corners of the screen.
Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber.
Reduces the color deviation at the corners of the screen.
Lens Comp.: Distortion
Compensates for distortion of the screen.
Face Priority Tracking
Sets whether to preferentially-track a certain face or not
when the camera detects that face during object tracking.
Auto Slow Shutter
Sets whether or not to adjust the shutter speed automatically
during movie recording in case if the subject is dark.
Movie Audio Rec
Sets whether or not to record sound when recording a
movie.
Wind Noise Reduct.
Reduces wind noise during movie recording.
AF Micro Adj.
Finely adjusts the autofocused position, when using the LAEA2 Mount Adaptor (sold separately).
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Menu
Zooms an image with higher quality than Digital Zoom.
Digital Zoom
Sample photo
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Main Settings
Selects a first-displayed menu from the top menu or the last
menu screen.
Assigns functions to the Fn (Function) button.
MOVIE Button
Sets whether or not to activate the MOVIE button.
Custom Key Settings
Assigns functions to the soft key and the AEL button (AEL
button is available for NEX-6 only).
Touch Operation (NEX-5R
only)
Sets whether or not to operate the camera using the touch
panel.
Beep
Language
Date/Time Setup
Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.
Selects the language used on the screen.
Sets the date and time.
Area Setting
Selects the area where you are using the camera.
Help Guide Display
Turns the Help Guide on or off.
Sets the level of the power saving feature.
Power Saving Start Time
Sets the time to turn the camera to the power save mode.
Sets the brightness of the LCD screen.
Viewfinder Bright.
Sets the brightness of the Electronic Viewfinder (sold
separately for the NEX-5R).
Display Color
Selects the color of the LCD screen.
Wide Image
Selects a method to display wide images.
Playback Display
Selects the method used to play back portrait images.
HDMI Resolution
Sets the resolution when connected to HDMI TV.
CTRL FOR HDMI
Sets whether or not to operate the camera with a “BRAVIA”
Sync compatible TV’s Remote Control.
USB Connection
Selects the appropriate USB connection method for each
computer or USB device connected to the camera.
Cleaning Mode
Allows you to clean the image sensor.
Calibration (NEX-5R only)
Enables you to perform calibration when the touch panel
buttons do not react at the appropriate points where you
touch.
Version
Displays the versions of the camera and the lens/Mount
Adaptor.
Demo Mode
Sets whether or not to display the demonstration with
movies.
Initialize
Resets the camera to the default settings.
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LCD Brightness
Menu
Power Save
Sample photo
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Memory Card Tool
Format
Formats the memory card.
File Number
Selects the method to use to assign file numbers to still
images and MP4 movies.
Folder Name
Selects the folder name format in which the still image is
stored.
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New Folder
Creates a new folder to which still images and MP4 movies
are recorded.
Recover Image DB
Repairs the image database file when inconsistencies are
found.
Display Card Space
Displays the remaining recording time of movies and the
recordable number of still images on the memory card.
Eye-Fi Setup*
Upload Settings
Sets the upload function of the camera when an Eye-Fi card
is used.
Network Settings
WPS Push
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Selects the recording folder to which still images and MP4
movies are recorded.
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You can register the access point to the camera easily by
pushing the WPS button.
You can register your access point manually.
Edit Device Name
You can change the device name under Wi-Fi Direct.
Disp MAC Address
Displays the MAC address of the camera.
Reset View on Smartphone
Resets the connecting information for [View on
Smartphone].
Reset Network Settings
Resets all the network settings to default settings.
Menu
Access Point Settings
* This setting appears when an Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera.
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Shooting images with the settings in effect when you bought the camera is explained
here.
The camera makes decisions appropriate to the situation, and adjusts the settings.
The Scene Recognition function begins to work.
2 To take still images, press the shutter button halfway down to focus on
your subject, and press it fully down to shoot.
When the camera detects and shoots a face, the captured image is automatically trimmed into
a suitable composition. Both the original and the trimmed images are saved (page 93).
Sample photo
1 Adjust the LCD screen angle, and hold the camera.
Or look through the viewfinder and hold the camera (NEX-6 only).
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To record movies, press the MOVIE button to start recording.
Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Menu
Notes
• You can continuously record a movie for up to 29 minutes, and an MP4 format movie for up to 2 GB. The
recording time may shorten depending on the ambient temperatures or recording conditions.
z On Scene Recognition
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The Scene Recognition function lets the camera automatically
recognize the shooting conditions and allows you to shoot the
image with appropriate settings.
Icon for recognized scene and
guide
• The camera recognizes (Night Scene),
(Tripod Night Scene),
(Night Portrait),
(Backlight),
(Backlight Portrait),
(Portrait),
(Landscape),
(Macro),
(Spotlight), (Low Brightness), or
(Baby), and displays the corresponding icon
and guide on the LCD screen when the scene is recognized.
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difficult to focus on
When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the
focus indicator blinks. Either recompose the shot or change the
focus setting.
Sample photo
Focus indicator
Focus indicator
Status
z lit
Focus is locked.
Focus is confirmed. Focal point moves following a moving
subject.
lit
Focusing in progress.
Menu
lit
z flashing
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Cannot focus.
• Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
It is dark and the subject is distant.
The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
The subject is seen through glass.
The subject is moving quickly.
The subject reflects light such as mirror, or has shiny surfaces.
The subject is flashing.
The subject is backlit.
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Shooting still images using touch operation
(Touch Shutter function) (NEX-5R only)
The camera adjusts the focus and releases the shutter automatically when you simply
touch the subject that you want to focus on the screen. You can use the Touch Shutter
function when [Touch Shutter] is set to [On] in the MENU.
1 Touch
screen.
(Touch Shutter OFF) on the
• The icon changes to
(Touch Shutter ON) and the touch
shutter shooting becomes available.
2 Point the camera to the subject, then touch
the subject that you want to focus on the
screen.
• The Auto Focus area is displayed on the screen where you
touched it. When the focus is confirmed, the camera shoots
an image automatically.
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• You cannot use [Touch Shutter] with the following operations:
– Movie recording
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Night Scene] in [Scene Selection]
z Touch operation when shooting a still image (NEX-
MENU t [Touch Shutter] is set to
[On]
MENU t [Touch
Shutter] is set to
[Off]
(Touch
shutter ON)
(Touch
shutter OFF)
[Object Tracking] is
set to [On]
*
*
Object Tracking
[Object Tracking] is
set to [Off]
Touch Shutter
Non-available
Center-weighted auto
focus
Sample photo
5R only)
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When you touch the screen, the camera focuses on the subject
automatically and releases the shutter automatically (page 84).
Object Tracking:
The camera focuses on the subject that you touch on the screen,
and continues to focus on even if the subject is moving.
Center-weighted auto focus: A frame is displayed where you touch on the screen, and when
you press the shutter button halfway down, the subject within
the frame is in focus. To cancel the touch AF, touch
on the
screen.
Menu
Touch Shutter:
* When [Touch Shutter] is set to [On], [Object Tracking] is temporarily invalid.
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Playing back images
Plays back the recorded images.
1 Press the
(Playback) button.
3 To play back panoramic images or movies, press the center of the control
wheel.
Or, touch N on the screen (NEX-5R only).
Control wheel operation
Press the center.
Touch panel operation
Touch X/N.
Fast-forward
Press the right, or turn the
control wheel clockwise.
Touch M.
Fast-rewind
Press the left, or turn the
control wheel
counterclockwise.
Touch m.
Forward slow playback
Turn clockwise during pause.
Touch
during pause.
Reverse slow playback*
Turn counterclockwise during Touch
pause.
during pause.
Adjust sound volume
Press the bottom t top/
bottom.
Menu
During movie playback
Pause/resume
Sample photo
2 Select the image with the control wheel.
Or, slide your finger across the screen to the left or right (NEX-5R only).
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* The movie is played back frame-by-frame.
Notes
• Panoramic images shot on other cameras may not be played back properly.
z Displaying a desired folder
To select a desired folder, select the bar on the left of the
image index screen (page 61), and then press the top/
bottom parts of the control wheel. You can switch
between still image playback and movie playback by
pressing the center of the control wheel.
NEX-5R:
You can also select a folder by touching the bar on the
left. You can switch between still image playback and
movie playback by touching the center of the bar.
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A portion of a still image can be enlarged during playback. This is convenient to check
the focus condition of a recorded still image. You can enlarge playback images from the
menu (page 125).
Sample photo
1 Display the image you want to enlarge, and
then select (Enlarge Image).
2 Adjust the scaling by turning the control
wheel.
Or, touch
or
on the screen (NEX-5R
only).
(Enlarge Image)
Menu
3 Select the portion you want to enlarge by
pressing the top/bottom/right/left of the
control wheel.
Or, select the portion you want to enlarge by
sliding your finger across the image (NEX5R only).
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When you touch the image, the image is enlarged,
centering on the spot you touched (NEX-5R only).
4 To cancel the enlarged playback, select
.
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Notes
• You cannot use the enlarged playback function with movies.
• To enlarge panoramic images, pause the playback first, and then press
(Enlarge Image).
z Scaling range
The scaling range is as follows.
Image size
Scaling range
L
Approx. ×1.0 – ×13.6
M
Approx. ×1.0 – ×9.9
S
Approx. ×1.0 – ×6.8
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Deleting images
You can delete the image displayed.
1 While displaying the image you want to
delete, select
(Delete).
Select
Sample photo
2 Select OK.
to quit the operation.
(Delete)
Menu
OK
Notes
z Deleting several images
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• You cannot delete protected images.
• Once you have deleted an image, you cannot restore it. Be sure that you want to delete the image before
proceeding.
Select MENU t [Playback] t [Delete] to select and delete several images at the same
time.
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Using the Photo Creativity function
Using [Photo Creativity], you can shoot a subject with easy operations and obtain
creative photos easily.
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Photo Creativity
1 Set the shooting mode to [Intelligent Auto] or
[Superior Auto].
Sample photo
2 Select
(Photo Creativity).
Menu
3 Select the item you want to set from the
items displayed at the bottom of the screen.
You can use the [Photo Creativity] setup items
simultaneously.
4 Select the desired setting.
To return to [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto], select
.
Bkground Defocus (page 43)
Adjusts the blurring of the background.
Brightness (page 44)
Adjusts the brightness.
Color (page 45)
Adjusts the color.
Vividness (page 46)
Adjusts the vividness.
Picture Effect (page 47)
Selects the desired effect filter for shooting.
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5 To take still images, press the shutter button.
To record movies, press the MOVIE button to start recording.
Notes
• The [Photo Creativity] function is only available when an E-mount lens is mounted.
• The [Photo Creativity] function is only available when [Shoot Mode] is set to [Intelligent Auto] or
[Superior Auto].
• The Smile Shutter function cannot be used.
• When the [Photo Creativity] mode is activated, several items that have been set on the menu become
invalid.
• When the camera returns to [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto], or is turned off, the settings are reset to
the default ones.
• You can adjust [Bkground Defocus] only during recording movies with the [Photo Creativity] function.
• If you turn on the [Photo Creativity] function while [Superior Auto] is activated, the camera does not
make a composite image.
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Photo Creativity allows you to defocus the background easily to make the subject stand
out, while checking the defocusing effect on the LCD screen. You can record a movie
with a value adjusted with the defocusing effect.
2 Select
Sample photo
1 Set the shooting mode to [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
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Bkground Defocus
(Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Bkground Defocus].
: You can focus on both the subject and the background.
: You can defocus the background.
Select [AUTO] to restore to the original status.
Menu
4 Defocus the background.
Notes
• The defocusing range available depends on the lens used.
• The defocusing effect may not be noticeable, depending on the distance from the subject or the lens used.
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z Tips for a better result of Background Defocus
• Move closer to the subject.
• Lengthen the distance between the subject and the background.
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You can adjust the brightness easily in [Photo Creativity].
2 Select
(Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Brightness].
Sample photo
1 Set the shooting mode to [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
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4 Select the desired brightness.
Menu
: You can make images brighter.
: You can make images darker.
Select [AUTO] to restore to the original status.
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You can adjust the color easily in [Photo Creativity].
2 Select
(Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Color].
Sample photo
1 Set the shooting mode to [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
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Color
4 Select the desired color.
Menu
: You can make the color warm.
: You can make the color cool.
Select [AUTO] to restore to the original status.
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You can adjust the vividness easily in [Photo Creativity].
2 Select
(Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Vividness].
Sample photo
1 Set the shooting mode to [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
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4 Select the desired vividness.
Menu
: You can make images vivid.
: You can make images faint.
Select [AUTO] to restore to the original status.
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You can set [Picture Effect] easily in [Photo Creativity]. Select the desired effect filter to
achieve more impressive and artistic expression:
Sample photo
1 Set the shooting mode to [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
2 Select
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Picture Effect
(Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Picture Effect].
4 Select the desired effect.
(Off)
Disables the Picture Effect function.
Creates the look of a Toy Camera photo
with shaded corners and pronounced colors.
(Pop Color)
Creates a vivid look by emphasizing color
tones.
(Posterization:
Color)
Creates a high contrast, abstract look by
heavily emphasizing primary colors.
(Posterization:
B/W)
Creates a high contrast, abstract look in
black and white.
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(Toy Camera)
(Retro Photo)
Menu
Select [AUTO] to restore to the original status.
Creates the look of an aged photo with sepia
color tones and faded contrast.
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Creates an image which retains the color
green, but converts others to black and
white.
(Partial Color:
Blue)
Creates an image which retains the color
blue, but converts others to black and white.
(Partial Color:
Yellow)
Creates an image which retains the color
yellow, but converts others to black and
white.
(High Contrast
Mono.)
Creates an image with high contrast in
black and white.
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(Partial Color:
Green)
Menu
Creates an image which retains the color
red, but converts others to black and white.
Sample photo
(Partial Color:
Red)
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(Soft High-key) Creates an image with the indicated
atmosphere: bright, transparent, ethereal,
tender, soft.
Notes
• When [Partial Color] is selected, images may not retain the selected color, depending on the subject.
• The available picture effects are limited with [Photo Creativity]. Also, fine adjustment is not available.
You can use more picture effects and make fine adjustment with OPTION. Select MENU t [Brightness/
Color] t [Picture Effect] (page 112).
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Using functions with the control wheel
Using the control wheel:
1 Press DISP (Display Contents) on the control wheel repeatedly to select
the desired mode.
1 During shooting, MENU t [Camera] t [LCD Display (DISP)]/[Finder
Display(DISP)].
During playback, MENU t [Playback] t [Display Contents].
2 Select the desired mode.
Sample photo
Using the Menu:
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Notes
Menu
• You can set [Finder Display(DISP)] when an Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately) is attached to the
camera (NEX-5R only).
• [Histogram] is not displayed during following operations.
– Movie recording/playback
– Panorama recording/playback
– [Slide Show]
During shooting
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Graphic Display
Shows basic shooting information.
Graphically shows the shutter speed and
aperture value, except for when [Shoot Mode]
is set to [Sweep Panorama].
Display All Info.
Shows recording information.
Big Font Size
Disp.
Shows only major items in a larger size.
P
1/125
No Disp. Info.
F3.5
0.0 ISO200
Does not show recording information.
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Displays the luminance distribution
graphically.
For viewfinder
Shows only shooting information on the
screen (no image). Select this option when
you shoot using a viewfinder (sold separately
for the NEX-5R).
Press the Fn (Function) button and select the
function for which you want to change the
setting. The setting screen for the selected
function opens. (Quick Navi) (NEX-6 only)
Menu
Histogram
Sample photo
Indicates whether the camera is level in both
the horizontal and front-back directions.
When the camera is level in both directions,
the indicator turns to green.
• If you tilt the camera to the front or back to
a large degree, the level indicator may have
a large margin of error.
• Errors of approximately ±1° may occur
even if the camera’s tilt is mostly adjusted.
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Finder Display(DISP)
Shows basic recording information on the
viewfinder.
Level
Indicates whether the camera is level in both
the horizontal and front-back directions.
When the camera is level in both directions,
the indicator turns to green.
• If you tilt the camera to the front or back to
a large degree, the level indicator may have
a large margin of error.
• Errors of approximately ±1° may occur
even if the camera’s tilt is mostly adjusted.
Histogram
Displays the luminance distribution
graphically.
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z Setting the screen display modes to be available
You can select which LCD screen display modes can be selected in shooting mode with
[DISP Button(Monitor)] (page 96).
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Shows recording information.
Histogram
Displays the luminance distribution
graphically, in addition to recording
information.
No Disp. Info.
Does not show recording information.
Sample photo
Display Info.
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Menu
z What is histogram?
The histogram displays the luminance distribution that shows how many pixels of a
particular brightness exist in the picture. Brighter image will make the entire histogram shift
to the right side, and darker image to the left side.
R (red) Luminance
• If the image has a loss of details in highlights and
shadows, these parts flash on the histogram display
during playback (Luminance limit warning).
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Flashing
G (green) B (blue)
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You can adjust the exposure in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV.
1
(Exposure Comp.) on the control wheel t desired value.
Or, MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Exposure Comp.] t desired value.
Sample photo
Notes
Menu
• You cannot use [Exposure Comp.] when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Manual Exposure]
• 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.
• Even though you can adjust the exposure between –3.0 EV and +3.0 EV, only a value between –2.0 EV
and +2.0 EV with the equivalent image brightness appears on the screen when shooting. If you set an
exposure beyond this range, the image brightness on the screen does not show the effect, but it will be
reflected on the recorded image.
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z Adjusting the exposure for better looking images
m
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Overexposure = too much light
Whitish image
Set [Exposure Comp.] toward –.
Correct exposure
M
Set [Exposure Comp.] toward +.
Underexposure = too little light
Darker image
• To shoot subjects in brighter tones, set the exposure compensation to the + side.
To make photos of food look more appealing, shoot the food a little brighter than usual
and try to use a white background.
• If you want to capture a blue sky in vivid colors, set the exposure compensation to the –
side.
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You can set the drive mode, such as continuous, self-timer, or bracket shooting.
1
(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t desired mode.
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t desired mode.
Shoots 1 still image. Normal shooting mode.
(Cont.
Shooting)
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the
shutter button (page 54).
(Spd Priority
Cont.)
Shoots images continuously at high speed while you press and
hold down the shutter button (page 55).
(Self-timer)
(Bracket:
Cont.)
(Remote Cdr.)
Shoots an image after 10 or 2 seconds (page 56).
Shoots images continuously after 10 seconds (page 57).
Shoots 3 images while holding the shutter button down, each
with different degrees of brightness (page 58).
Menu
(Selftimer(Cont))
Sample photo
(Single
Shooting)
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Allows you to use the RMT-DSLR1 Wireless Remote
Commander (sold separately) (page 59).
• You cannot change the setting when using the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On] and the camera is ready to take a self-portrait (NEX-5R only)
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Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter button.
1
(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Cont. Shooting].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Cont. Shooting].
only)
Menu
z Shooting continuously with touch shutter (NEX-5R
Sample photo
Notes
• You cannot use [Cont. Shooting] with the following functions:
– [Scene Selection], excluding [Sports Action]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On] and the camera is ready to take a self-portrait (NEX-5R only)
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When the touch shutter operation is enabled, the camera shoots continuously while you keep
touching the screen (page 84).
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Set [Autofocus Mode] to [Continuous AF] (page 83).
Set [AEL w/ shutter] to [Off] (page 129).
• The exposure for the first image is set when you press the shutter button halfway down.
The camera continues to adjust the exposure for the remaining images.
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The camera continues to shoot as long as the shutter button is pressed. You can
continuously shoot at a rate faster than that of [Cont. Shooting] (at a maximum of about
10 images per second).
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When using the touch shutter, the camera records images continuously as long as you are
touching the screen (NEX-5R only).
Notes
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• You cannot use [Spd Priority Cont.] with the following functions.
– [Scene Selection], excluding [Sports Action]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On] and the camera is ready to take a self-portrait (NEX-5R only)
• The speed of continuous shooting is estimated using our criteria. The speed of continuous shooting may
be slower, depending on shooting conditions (Image size, ISO setting, High ISO NR, or the setting of
[Lens Comp.: Distortion]).
• Between continuous shooting frames, an image of each frame is immediately displayed.
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(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Spd Priority Cont.].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Spd Priority Cont.].
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z Continuing to adjust the focus and exposure during
Set [Autofocus Mode] to [Continuous AF] (page 83).
Set [AEL w/ shutter] to [Off] (page 129).
• If the Phase Detection AF does not work, the camera does not continue to adjust the focus
even if you set [Autofocus Mode] to [Continuous AF].
• The exposure for the first image is set when you press the shutter button halfway down.
The camera continues to adjust the exposure for the remaining images.
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(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Self-timer].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Self-timer].
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2 OPTION t desired mode.
Sec)
(Self-timer: 10 Sets the 10-second delay self-timer.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes
and beeps until the shutter operates.
To cancel the self-timer, press
(Drive Mode) on the
control wheel.
Sets the 2-second delay self-timer.
This reduces the camera-shake caused by pressing the shutter
button.
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(Self-timer: 2
Sec)
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To cancel the timer, press
(Drive Mode) and select [Single Shooting].
When using the touch shutter, a beep sounds if the subject that you touch on the screen is in
focus, then the countdown begins (NEX-5R only).
Notes
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• You cannot use [Self-timer] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On] and the camera is ready to take a self-portrait (NEX-5R only)
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Continuously shoots the number of images you have set after 10 seconds. You can
choose the best shot from several shots taken.
1
2 OPTION t desired mode.
To cancel the timer, press
(Drive Mode) and select [Single Shooting].
When using the touch shutter, a beep sounds if the subject that you touch on the screen is in
focus, then the countdown begins (NEX-5R only).
(Self-timer(Cont.):
10 Sec. 3 Img.)
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(Self-timer(Cont.):
10 Sec. 5 Img.)
Shoots 3 or 5 still images continuously after 10 seconds.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes
and the audible signal sounds until the shutter operates.
To cancel the self-timer, press
(Drive Mode) on the
control wheel.
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(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Self-timer(Cont)].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Self-timer(Cont)].
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• You cannot use [Self-timer(Cont)] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On] and the camera is ready to take a self-portrait (NEX-5R only)
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Shoots 3 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.
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(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Bracket: Cont.].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Bracket: Cont.].
To cancel the bracket, press
(Drive Mode) and select [Single Shooting].
When using the touch shutter, keep touching the screen until the end of shooting.
(Bracket:
Cont.: 0.3 EV)
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2 OPTION t desired mode.
Images are taken with the set value of deviation (steps) from the
base exposure.
(Bracket:
Cont.: 1.0 EV)
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(Bracket:
Cont.: 0.7 EV)
(Bracket:
Cont.: 2.0 EV)
(Bracket:
Cont.: 3.0 EV)
Notes
• You cannot use [Bracket: Cont.] with the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On] and the camera is ready to take a self-portrait (NEX-5R only)
• The last shot is shown on the auto review.
• In [Manual Exposure], the exposure is shifted by adjusting the shutter speed.
• When you adjust the exposure, the exposure is shifted based on the compensated value.
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You can shoot using the SHUTTER and 2SEC (the shutter is released after two seconds)
buttons on the RMT-DSLR1 and RMT-DSLR2 Wireless Remote Commander (sold
separately) or using the START/STOP button (Movie button: RMT-DSLR2 only). Refer
to the operating instructions supplied with the Wireless Remote Commander.
(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Remote Cdr.].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Remote Cdr.].
2 Focus on the subject, point the transmitter of the Wireless Remote
Commander to the remote sensor of the camera, and shoot the image.
Notes
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• You cannot use [Remote Cdr.] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On] and the camera is ready to take a self-portrait (NEX-5R only)
• The RMT-DSLR1 Wireless Remote Commander is not compatible with movie shooting.
• A lens or hood may cover the remote sensor and prevent the sensor from receiving the light from the
Remote Commander. Operate the Remote Commander from positions where the light to the remote
sensor is not obscured.
• When [MOVIE Button] is set to [Off], the START/STOP button (Movie button) on the RMT-DSLR2
Wireless Remote Commander is disabled.
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Using functions in the menu
Sets the luminous sensitivity.
1
(ISO) on the control wheel t desired setting.
Or, MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [ISO] t desired setting.
Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
Sets the sensitivity to light of the imaging sensor. Higher
sensitivities enable faster shutter speeds and/or smaller apertures
(larger F-values).
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• [ISO AUTO] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
• The larger the number, the higher the noise level.
• When the shooting mode is set to [Program Auto], [Aperture Priority], [Shutter Priority], and [ISO] is set
to [ISO AUTO], ISO is automatically set between ISO100 and ISO3200.
• For movie shooting, the maximum ISO sensitivity you can set is ISO6400. If a value higher than
ISO6400 is set when shooting movies, the value is automatically changed to ISO6400, and the value
returns to the original setting when movie shooting is finished.
• The [ISO AUTO] setting is not provided in [Manual Exposure]. If you change the exposure mode to
[Manual Exposure] with the [ISO AUTO] setting, it is switched to 100. Set the ISO according to your
shooting conditions.
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(ISO AUTO)
100/200/400/800/
1600/3200/6400/
12800/25600
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z Adjusting ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure
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ISO setting (speed) is the sensitivity to light of recording media that incorporates an image
sensor that receives light. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on
the ISO setting.
High ISO sensitivity
With high ISO sensitivity, images will be captured with an
appropriate brightness even under insufficient exposure.
However, increasing ISO sensitivity will cause images to
become noisy.
Low ISO sensitivity
You can record smooth images. However, compensation for
low ISO sensitivity will be made by slowing down the shutter
speed. You should take camera-shake or movement of
subjects into account, too.
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Displays multiple images at the same time.
1 Press the
2 Press
(Playback) button to switch to the playback mode.
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Image Index
(Image Index) on the control wheel.
3 To return to the single-image playback, select the desired image and
press the center of the control wheel.
Or, touch the desired image (NEX-5R only).
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6-image index appears.
You can switch to 12-image index; MENU t [Playback] t [Image Index].
z Displaying a desired folder
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NEX-5R:
You can also select a folder by touching the bar on the
left. You can switch between still image playback and
movie playback by touching the center of the bar.
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To select a desired folder, select the bar on the left of the
image index screen, and then press the top/bottom parts
of the control wheel. You can switch between still image
playback and movie playback by pressing the center of
the control wheel.
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Using functions with the Fn button
Execute settings or functions that are used relatively frequently.
1 Press the Fn (Function) button.
3 Select the desired setting by turning the
control wheel. Or, touch the desired setting
(NEX-5R only).
Fn
(Function)
button
button
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z How to assign other functions to the Fn (Function)
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2 Select a desired function by pressing the
right/left side of the control wheel.
Or touch the desired function to change it
(NEX-5R only).
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The following functions are assigned to the Fn (Function) button by the default settings.
(AF/MF Select)/
(Autofocus Mode)/
(Autofocus Area)/
(White
Balance)/
(Metering Mode)/
(Picture Effect)
You can change the functions assigned to the Fn (Function) button by selecting MENU t
[Setup] t [Function Menu Settings].
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How to use Quick Navi (NEX-6 only)
When the display setting is set to [For viewfinder], you can switch the screen to Quick
Navi screen by pressing the Fn (Function) button.
On the Quick Navi screen, select the item that you want to change to open the setting
screen.
1 Press DISP (Display contents) on the control
wheel repeatedly until the screen is set to
[For viewfinder].
2 Press Fn (Function) button to switch the
screen to Quick Navi screen.
3 Select the desired item for which you want to change the setting.
Press the center of the control wheel to open the setting screen for the selected item.
Notes
• You cannot change the settings of the items which are gray colored.
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Using functions with the AEL button (NEX-6 only)
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1 Focus on the spot for which you want to set the exposure.
2 Press the AEL button.
(AE lock) lights
AEL
button
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The exposure value is fixed and the
up.
3 Holding the AEL button down, focus on your subject and shoot.
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Select MENU t [Setup] t [Custom Key Settings] t [Func. of AEL button] t [AEL
toggle] to keep the AE locked after you have released the AEL button. Or, you can assign
other functions to the AEL button (page 163).
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Using functions with the mode dial (NEX-6 only)
The camera analyzes the subject, and allows you to shoot with appropriate settings.
1 Set the shooting mode to [Intelligent Auto].
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2 Point the camera to the subject.
Icon for recognized scene
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When the camera recognizes the scene, the icon for
recognized scene appears on the screen.
The camera recognizes (Night Scene),
(Tripod
Night Scene),
(Night Portrait),
(Backlight),
(Backlight Portrait),
(Portrait),
(Landscape),
(Macro),
(Spotlight), (Low Brightness), or
(Baby).
3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
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Notes
• [Flash Mode] is set to [Flash Off], [Autoflash] or [Fill-flash].
• You can shoot even if the camera has not recognized the scene.
• When [Face Detection] is set to [Off], the [Portrait], [Backlight Portrait], [Night Portrait], and [Baby]
scenes are not recognized.
The advantages of automatic shooting
Shooting mode
(Intelligent Auto)
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In [Superior Auto] mode, the camera shoots with higher quality than [Intelligent Auto]
mode and performs composite shooting as necessary.
In [Program Auto] mode, you can shoot after adjusting various functions, such as white
balance, ISO, etc.
Your purpose
• Select this mode to easily recognize the scene and shoot
continuous images.
(Superior Auto)
(page 66)
• Select this mode to shoot scenes under difficult circumstances,
such as when you have dark scenes, or back-lit subjects.
• Select this mode to shoot a higher quality image than that
offered by [Intelligent Auto].
(Program Auto) (page
76)
• Select this mode to shoot with various functions other than the
exposure (shutter speed and aperture) adjusted.
Notes
• In [Superior Auto] mode, the recording process takes longer, since the camera must make a composite
image.
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You can access the [Photo Creativity] menu by pressing the bottom part of the control wheel
in [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto] mode. Using the [Photo Creativity] menu, you can
change the settings with easy operations and achieve creative photography (page 42).
difficult to focus on
When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the
focus indicator blinks. Either recompose the shot or change the
focus setting.
Sample photo
z Tips for shooting a still image of a subject that is
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Focus indicator
Status
z lit
Focus is locked.
lit
Focus is confirmed. Focal point moves following a moving
subject.
lit
Focusing in progress.
Cannot focus.
• Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
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z flashing
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Focus indicator
It is dark and the subject is distant.
The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
The subject is seen through glass.
The subject is moving quickly.
The subject reflects light such as mirror, or has shiny surfaces.
The subject is flashing.
The subject is backlit.
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The camera automatically recognizes and evaluates the shooting conditions, and the
appropriate settings are set automatically. The camera shoots images with a wider range
of shooting functions than those of Intelligent Auto shooting, such as Auto HDR, and
chooses the best image.
Icon for recognized scene
2 Point the camera to the subject.
Shooting function
The number of times the shutter is
released
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When the camera recognizes the subject and adjusts
itself for shooting conditions, the following information
appears on the screen: icon for recognized scene,
appropriate shooting function, the number of times the
shutter is released.
Recognized scene: (Night Scene),
(Tripod Night
Scene),
(Hand-held Twilight)
(Night Portrait),
(Backlight),
(Backlight Portrait),
(Portrait),
(Landscape),
(Macro),
(Spotlight), (Low
Brightness), or
(Baby).
Shooting function: Auto HDR, Slow Sync., Daylight
Sync., Slow Shutter
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1 Set the shooting mode to [Superior Auto].
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3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
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When the camera shoots multiple images, it automatically chooses and saves the appropriate
image. You can also save all the images by setting the [S. Auto Image Extract.] item (page
142).
Notes
• [Flash Mode] is set to [Flash Off], [Autoflash] or [Fill-flash].
• You can shoot even if the camera has not recognized the scene.
• When [Face Detection] is set to [Off], the [Portrait], [Backlight Portrait], [Night Portrait], and [Baby]
scenes are not recognized.
• When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], [Hand-held Twilight] and [Auto HDR] are not
selected.
z What is the difference between [Superior Auto] and
[Intelligent Auto]?
In [Superior Auto] mode, the camera shoots continuously according to the recognized scene
and makes a composite image (Composite shooting). This allows the camera to perform
back-lit compensation and noise reduction automatically, and also obtain a higher quality
image than [Intelligent Auto].
However, the recording process takes longer than normal when making a composite image.
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You can access the [Photo Creativity] menu by pressing the bottom part of the control wheel
in [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto] mode. Using the [Photo Creativity] menu, you can
change the settings with easy operations and achieve creative photography (page 42).
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Scene Selection
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
1 Set the shooting mode to [Scene Selection].
2 Select the desired mode using the control wheel.
Blurs away backgrounds and sharpens the
subject. Accentuate the skin tones softly.
(Landscape)
Shoots the entire range of scenery in sharp
focus with vivid colors.
(Macro)
Shoots close-ups of the subjects such as
flowers, insects, food, or small items.
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(Portrait)
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You can select another Scene Selection mode by turning the control dial.
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(Sports
Action)
(Sunset)
Shoots a moving subject at a fast shutter
speed so that the subject looks as if it is
standing still. The camera shoots images
continuously while the shutter button is
pressed. When using the touch shutter, the
camera shoots images continuously while you
are touching the screen (NEX-5R only).
Shoots the red of the sunset beautifully.
(Night Portrait) Shoots portraits in night scenes. Pop up the
flash to use this mode.
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(Night Scene)
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.
(Anti Motion
Blur)
Allows you to shoot indoor shots without
using the flash and reduces subject blur. The
camera shoots burst images and combines
them to create the image, reducing subject
blur and noise.
Sample photo
(Hand-held
Twilight)
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Shoots night scenes without losing the dark
atmosphere.
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• In the [Night Scene] and [Night Portrait] modes, the shutter speed is slower, so use of a tripod is
recommended to prevent the image from blurring.
• In the [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] mode, the shutter clicks 6 times and an image is
recorded.
• If you select [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] with [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the image
quality becomes [Fine] temporarily.
• 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 camera.
– Subjects with a repeating pattern such as tiles, and subjects with little contrast such as sky, sandy
beach, or 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.
• The minimum distance that you can come close to a subject does not change even if you select [Macro].
For the minimum in-focus range, refer to the minimum distance of the lens attached to the camera.
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Sweep Panorama
Allows you to create a panoramic image from composed images.
Sample photo
1 Set the shooting mode to [Sweep Panorama].
2 Select the shooting direction by turning the control dial.
3 Point the camera at the subject for which you want to set the brightness
and focus, and then press the shutter button halfway down.
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4 Keep the shutter button pressed halfway
down and point the camera at the edge of
the subject.
This part will not be taken.
5 Press the shutter button fully down.
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6 Pan the camera to the end, following the
guidance on the LCD screen.
Guidance bar
Notes
• If you cannot pan the camera across the entire subject within the given time, a gray area occurs in the
composed image. If this happens, move the camera fast to record a full panoramic image.
• When you select [Wide] in [Image Size], you may not be able to pan the camera across the entire subject
within the given time. In such cases, we recommend that you select [Standard] in [Image Size].
• The camera shoots continuously during [Sweep Panorama] recording, and the shutter continues to click
until shooting is finished.
• Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part will not be recorded smoothly.
• Under low light conditions, panoramic images may be blurred.
• Under flickering lights such as fluorescent light, the brightness or color of the combined image is not
always the same.
• When the panoramic shot overall and the angle in which you fixed the focus and exposure with AE/AF
lock are extremely different in brightness, color and focus, the shooting will not be successful. If this
happens, change the lock angle and shoot again.
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Pan the camera in an arc with a constant velocity and in the same direction as the indication
on the LCD screen. [Sweep Panorama] is better suited for still subjects, rather than moving
ones.
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z Tips for shooting a panoramic image
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• [Sweep Panorama] is not suitable when shooting the following subjects:
– Subjects in motion.
– Subjects that are too close to the camera.
– Subjects with a repeating pattern such as tiles, and subjects with little contrast such as sky, sandy
beach, or lawn.
– Subjects with constant change such as waves or water falls.
– Subjects with the sun or electric lights, etc. that are much brighter than surroundings.
• [Sweep Panorama] recording may be discontinued in the following situations:
– You pan the camera too fast or too slow.
– There is too much camera-shake.
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• When using a zoom lens, it is recommended that you use it with W side.
• Determine the scene and press the shutter button halfway, so that you can lock the focus,
exposure, and white balance. Then, press the shutter button fully down and pan the
camera.
• If greatly varied shapes or scenery are concentrated along a screen edge, the image
composition may fail. In such case, adjust the frame composition so that the section is in
the center of the image, and then shoot again.
z Playing back scrolling panoramic images
You can scroll panoramic images from the beginning to the end by pressing the center of the
control wheel while panoramic images are being displayed. Press the center of the control
wheel again to pause. You can scroll/pause by touching N/X on the screen (NEX-5R
only).
• Panoramic images shot with other cameras may not be
displayed or scrolled correctly.
This indicator shows the
displayed area of the whole
panoramic image.
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You can shoot with the desired exposure setting by adjusting both the shutter speed and
aperture.
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Manual Exposure
1 Set the shooting mode to [Manual Exposure].
Check the exposure value at “MM” (metered manual).
Toward +: Images become brighter.
Toward –: Images become darker.
0: Appropriate exposure analyzed by the camera
Shutter speed
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2 Turn the control wheel to select shutter
speed. Turn the control dial to select
aperture.
3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
Aperture (F-value)
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Metered manual
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You can adjust the shutter speed and aperture value also
during movie recording.
Notes
• You cannot select [Flash Off] and [Autoflash] in [Flash Mode]. When you want to fire the flash, raise the
flash. When you do not fire the flash, push down the flash.
• The
(SteadyShot warning) indicator does not appear in manual exposure mode.
• The ISO setting [ISO AUTO] is set to [ISO 100] in manual exposure mode. Set the ISO sensitivity as
necessary.
• The brightness of the image on the LCD screen may differ from the actual image being shot.
• When using an A-mount lens (sold separately), you can adjust the shutter speed and aperture when
focusing manually during movie recording.
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You can shoot trails with long exposure. BULB is suitable for shooting trails of light,
such as fireworks.
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1 Set the shooting mode to [Manual Exposure].
2 Turn the control wheel counterclockwise
until [BULB] is indicated.
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[BULB]
3 Press the shutter button halfway down to adjust the focus.
4 Press and hold the shutter button for the duration of the shooting.
As long as the shutter button is pressed, the shutter remains open.
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Notes
• Since the shutter speed becomes slow and the camera-shake tends to occur more easily, it is
recommended that you use a tripod.
• The longer the exposure time, the more conspicuous the noise on the image.
• After shooting, noise reduction (Long Exposure NR) will be done for the same amount of time that the
shutter was open. However, you cannot shoot any more while noise reduction is in progress.
• When the [Smile Shutter] or [Auto HDR] function is activated, you cannot set the shutter speed to
[BULB].
• If the [Smile Shutter] or [Auto HDR] function is used with the shutter speed set to [BULB], the shutter
speed is temporarily set to 30 seconds.
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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. You can adjust the shutter speed also during
movie recording.
2 Select the desired value with the control dial.
3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
The aperture is automatically adjusted to obtain proper exposure.
Notes
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• You cannot select [Flash Off] and [Autoflash] in [Flash Mode]. When you want to fire the flash, raise the
flash. When you do not fire the flash, push down the flash.
• The
(SteadyShot warning) indicator does not appear in shutter speed priority mode.
• When the shutter speed is 1 second or more, noise reduction (Long Exposure NR) will be done for the
same amount of time that the shutter was open after shooting. However, you cannot shoot any more while
noise reduction is in progress.
• 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.
• The brightness of the image on the LCD screen may differ from the actual image being shot.
• When using an A-mount lens (sold separately), you can adjust the shutter speed when focusing manually
during movie recording.
Sample photo
1 Set the shooting mode to [Shutter Priority].
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z Shutter speed
When a faster shutter speed is used, a moving subject such as a
running person, cars, and sea spray appears as if they are
stopped.
When a slower shutter speed is used, a trailing image of the
movement of the subject is captured to make more natural and
dynamic image.
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Blurs or sharpens things in front of and beyond the subject. You can adjust the aperture
value also during movie recording.
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1 Set the shooting mode to [Aperture Priority].
Smaller F-value: The subject is in focus, but things 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.
Sample photo
2 Select the desired value with the control dial.
Notes
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• You cannot select [Flash Off] and [Autoflash] in [Flash Mode]. When you want to fire the flash, raise the
flash. When you do not fire the flash, push down the flash.
• 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 LCD screen may differ from the actual image being shot.
• When using an A-mount lens (sold separately), you can adjust the aperture when focusing manually
during movie recording.
z Aperture
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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 things 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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While exposure (shutter speed and aperture) is adjusted by the camera automatically, you
can set shooting functions such as ISO sensitivity, Creative Style, D-Range optimizer.
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Program Auto
1 Set the shooting mode to [Program Auto].
3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
Notes
• You cannot select [Flash Off] and [Autoflash] in [Flash Mode]. When you want to fire the flash, raise the
flash. When you do not fire the flash, push down the flash.
Sample photo
2 Set the shooting functions to your desired settings.
z Program Shift
Menu
You can change the shutter speed and aperture (F-value)
combination without changing the exposure you set, when
you do not use the flash.
Turn the control dial to select the shutter speed and
aperture (F-value) combination.
• The recording mode indicator changes from P to P*.
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In dark environments, use the flash to shoot the subject brightly and to prevent camerashake. When shooting against the sun, use the flash to lighten the image of the backlit
subject.
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Flash Mode
NEX-6:
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Flash Mode] t
desired mode.
2 When you want to fire the flash, press the
(Flash pop-up) button to pop up the
flash.
(Flash pop-up) button
Menu
NEX-5R:
1 Attach the flash and raise it.
2 MENU t [Camera] t [Flash Mode] t
desired mode.
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(Flash Off)
Does not fire even if the flash is raised.
(Autoflash)
Fires in dark environments or when shooting towards bright light.
(Fill-flash)
Fires every time you trigger the shutter.
(Slow Sync.)
Fires 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.)
Fires 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.
(Wireless)
(NEX-6 only)
This mode is effective when you attach a remote control-compatible
external flash (sold separately) to the camera, and shoot with a
wireless flash (sold separately), placed away from the camera.
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Notes
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•
•
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The default setting depends on the shooting mode.
Available flash mode depends on the shooting mode.
You cannot use the flash when recording movies.
When an external flash (sold separately) is attached to Multi Interface Shoe, the state of the external flash
has priority over the setting of the camera. You cannot use the camera’s internal flash (NEX-6 only).
The light of the flash may be blocked by the lens attached. If this happens, it is recommended that you
attach an external flash (sold separately).
The corners of a recorded image may be shaded, depending on the lens.
Do not use a commercially available flash with high-voltage synchro terminals or with reverse polarity
(NEX-6 only).
Accessories for the existing accessory shoe for A-mount camera (Auto-lock Accessory Shoe) can also be
attached using the Shoe Adaptor (sold separately) (NEX-6 only).
The [Wireless] setting cannot be used with the camera’s internal flash (NEX-6 only).
You cannot use the [Self-portrait Self-timer] function when a flash is attached to the camera (NEX-5R
only).
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z Tips on shooting with the flash
Menu
• The lens hood may block the light of the flash. Remove the lens hood when using the
flash.
• When using the flash, shoot the subject at a distance of 1 m (3.3 feet) or greater.
• When shooting a backlit subject, select [Fill-flash]. The flash will operate even in bright
daylight, and make faces come out brighter.
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AF/MF Select
Selects auto focusing or manual focusing.
1 MENU t [Camera] t [AF/MF Select] t desired mode.
Focuses automatically.
(DMF)
After focusing automatically, make fine focus adjustment
manually (Direct Manual Focus).
(Manual
Focus)
Adjusts the focus manually. Turn the focusing ring right or left
to make the subject look clearer.
Sample photo
(Autofocus)
Notes
z Using manual focusing effectively
Menu
• If you turn the focusing ring when [DMF] or [Manual Focus] is selected, the image is enlarged
automatically to enable you to check focus area easier. You can prevent the image from being enlarged
by selecting MENU t [Setup] t [MF Assist] t [Off].
“Focus fixing” is convenient when you can predict the distance
to the subject. With “Focus fixing,” you can fix the focus in
advance to the distance at which the subject is to pass.
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z Measuring the exact distance to the subject
The
mark shows the location of the image sensor*. When you measure the exact
distance between the camera and the subject, refer to the position of the horizontal line. The
distance from the lens contact surface to the image sensor is about 18 mm (23/32 in.).
* The image sensor is the part that converts the light source to a digital signal.
• If the subject is closer than the minimum shooting distance of the attached lens, the focus cannot be
confirmed. Make sure you put enough distance between the subject and the camera.
NEX-6:
NEX-5R:
18 mm
(23/32 in.)
18 mm
(23/32 in.)
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1 MENU t [Camera] t [AF/MF Select] t [DMF].
2 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus automatically.
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DMF (Direct Manual Focus)
3 Keep the shutter button halfway down, rotate the focusing ring of the lens
to achieve a sharper focus.
z Using an E PZ 16 – 50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens
When an E PZ 16 – 50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens is attached, functions assigned to the
Zooming/Focusing ring change according to the [AF/MF Select] settings.
AF/MF Select
(DMF (Direct
manual focus))
(Manual Focus)
Function assigned to the Zooming/Focusing ring
Zoom
Before pressing the shutter button halfway down: Zoom
While pressing the shutter button halfway down: Focus
Menu
(Autofocus)
Sample photo
Notes
• [Autofocus Mode] is fixed to [Single-shot AF].
Focus
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Selects the focusing area. Use this function when it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode.
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Autofocus Area
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Autofocus Area] t desired mode.
AF range finder frame
The camera uses the AF area located in
the center area exclusively.
Menu
(Center)
The camera determines which of the 25
AF areas is used for focusing.
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.
• When the [Face Detection] function is
active, AF operates with priority on
faces.
Sample photo
(Multi)
AF range finder frame
Moves the focusing area to focus on a
small subject or narrow area by pressing
the top/bottom/right/left of the control
wheel.
You can also determine the focus area by
touching the screen (NEX-5R only)
(page 38).
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(Flexible
Spot)
AF range finder frame
Notes
• When this function is set to other than [Multi], you cannot use the [Face Detection] function.
• [Multi] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
• [Multi] is selected during movie recording. But, if you use an E-mount lens and press the shutter button
half way down during recording, the autofocus area you set before you started recording is used for
focusing.
• When the AF illuminator is used, the setting of [Autofocus Area] is invalid and the AF area is indicated
with a dotted line. AF operates with priority on and around the center area.
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z Phase Detection AF Area
Phase Detection AF
ranging points
Sample photo
If the Phase Detection AF ranging points are displayed inside
the selected auto focus area, the camera focuses using the Phase
Detection AF and the contrast AF in combination.
You can set the display of the Phase Detection AF ranging
points by selecting MENU t [Setup] t [Phase Detection AF
Area] (page 131).
Menu
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Selects the focus method to suit the movement of the subject.
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Autofocus Mode] t desired mode.
The camera focuses and the focus is locked when you press the
shutter button halfway down. Use this mode when the subject is
motionless.
(Continuous
The camera continues to focus while the shutter button is pressed
and held halfway down. Use this mode when the subject is in
motion.
AF)
Sample photo
(Single-shot
AF)
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Notes
Menu
• [Single-shot AF] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Self-timer]
– [Scene Selection], excluding [Sports Action]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
• [Continuous AF] is selected when the exposure mode is set to [Sports Action] in [Scene Selection].
• In [Continuous AF] mode, the audible signals will not sound when the subject is in focus.
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The camera adjusts the focus and releases the shutter automatically when you simply
touch the subject that you want to focus on the screen.
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Touch Shutter (NEX-5R only)
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Touch Shutter] t [On].
Uses touch shutter function.
(Off)
Does not use touch shutter function.
2 Touch
screen.
(Touch shutter OFF) on the
Sample photo
(On)
The icon changes to
(Touch shutter ON) and the
touch shutter shooting becomes available.
The Auto Focus area is displayed on the screen where you touched. When the focus is
confirmed, the camera shoots a image automatically.
4 To cancel the touch shutter function, touch
screen.
(Touch shutter ON) on the
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Notes
• The touch shutter icon is not displayed in the following situations:
– [Off] in [Touch Operation]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– Movie recording
– [Night Scene] in [Scene Selection]
– [On (Regist. Faces)] in [Face Detection]
– The camera is connected to a TV.
– The camera is connected to other devices using USB cable.
– The camera is connected to other devices using an HDMI cable.
– Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately) is used.
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Manual Focus] in [AF/MF Select]
– [Flexible Spot] in [Autofocus Area]
– [Digital Zoom]
Menu
3 Touch the subject on the screen that you want to focus.
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Object Tracking
Continuously track a moving subject.
NEX-6:
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Object Tracking].
The camera starts tracking the subject.
To cancel the tracking feature, select
.
Target frame
3 Press the shutter button fully down.
Sample photo
A target frame appears.
2 Align the target frame with the subject to be
tracked, and select OK.
NEX-5R:
Menu
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Object Tracking] t [On].
A target frame appears.
2 Align the target frame with the subject to be tracked, and select OK.
The camera starts tracking the subject.
You can start object tracking by touching the subject that you want to track on the screen
when [Touch Shutter] is set to [Off] and [Object Tracking] is set to [On].
To cancel the tracking feature, select
.
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3 Press the shutter button fully down.
(On)
Tracks the subject that the camera is focused on.
(Off)
Does not track the subject that the camera is focused on.
Focusing is performed where you touch (NEX-5R only).
To cancel this function, select
.
Notes
• Tracking may be difficult 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.
• When [Object Tracking] is activated, the custom setting of soft key B is invalid.
• You cannot use [Object Tracking] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight], [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Manual Focus]
– The [Zoom] feature of the camera
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Sample photo
The camera stops tracking a subject when the subject moves off of the screen. When [Face
Detection] is set to [On] and the subject to be tracked is a face, if the face disappears from
the screen while the camera is tracking, and then returns to the screen, the camera focuses on
that face again.
• If you trigger [Smile Shutter] while tracking a face, the face becomes the target of the
smile detection feature.
• If you set a face as a target, the camera tracks the body when the face is not visible on the
LCD screen. You can set whether to preferentially-track a certain face or not using [Face
Priority Tracking] (page 155).
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Menu
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With the [Zoom] feature of the camera, the camera allows you to use a higher
magnification zoom than the optical zoom factor of the zoom lens to magnify the image.
The maximum zoom scale that can be set with the [Zoom] feature of the camera depends
on the setting of [Image Size] (page 98), [Clear Image Zoom] (page 139), or [Digital
Zoom] (page 140).
1 Zoom the subject by using a zooming lever or zooming ring.
When you operate the lens with power zoom, the camera shifts automatically to the [Zoom]
feature of the camera when the magnification scale is greater than that of the optical zoom.
Sample photo
When using a lens with power zoom:
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Zoom
When using a lens without power zoom:
2 MENU t [Camera] t [Zoom]t desired value.
Menu
1 When using a zoom lens, magnify the image with the zooming ring.
The [Zoom] features available with this camera
The [Zoom] feature of the camera provides a higher magnification zoom by combining
various zoom features. The icon displayed on the LCD screen changes as follows,
according to the selected zoom feature.
Index
Zoom scale (low)
Zoom scale (high)
: The [Zoom] feature of the camera is not used. (×1.0 is indicated.)
Smart Zoom: You can magnify images by trimming them partially. (Available only
when [Image Size] is set to [M] or [S].)
3
Clear Image Zoom: You can magnify images using a high-quality image process.
4
Digital Zoom: You can magnify images using an image process. (The default setting is
[Off].)
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2
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Clear Digital Image Zoom scale with optical zoom
Image Zoom Size
Zoom
Off
Giving priority to image On
quality when zooming
images.
Off
On
On
About
1.4×
S
About 2×
L
About
2×*
M
About
2.8×
S
About 4×
L
About 4×
M
About
5.5×
S
About 8×
* Zoom scale in the default setting
Index
–
M
Menu
Giving priority to
higher magnification
when zooming images.
L
Sample photo
Zooming images by
Off
trimming them in the
available range (without
deterioration of image
quality).
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Notes
• You cannot set this item when using the following functions:
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] in [Quality]
• You cannot use the [Zoom] feature in MENU when a lens with power zoom is attached. When you
operate the zooming lever or zooming ring, the camera shifts automatically to the [Zoom] feature of the
camera when the magnification scale is greater than that of the optical zoom.
• You cannot use [Clear Image Zoom] when the [Drive Mode] is set to continuous or bracket shooting.
• You cannot use the Smart Zoom or [Clear Image Zoom] function with movies. If you press the MOVIE
button during a zoom operation, the camera zooms in the range of [Digital Zoom].
• When you use the [Zoom] feature of the camera, the setting of [Autofocus Area] is invalid and the AF
area is indicated with a dotted line. AF operates with priority on and around the center area. Also,
[Metering Mode] is fixed to [Multi].
z The quality of the [Zoom] feature of the camera
As the image is zoomed by digital processing in [Clear Image Zoom] and [Digital Zoom],
the image quality deteriorates compared to that before zooming was used. If you use a zoom
lens, we recommend that you fully zoom in on an image using the zooming ring first, and
then use the [Zoom] feature of the camera if you need further zooming.
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Detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the focus, exposure, flash settings and
perform image processing automatically. You can select the priority face to be focused
on.
Face Detection frame (gray/magenta)
This frame appears on a detected face that is not the face with the
priority focus. The magenta frame appears on a face that is registered
with [Face Registration].
(On (Regist.
Faces))
(On)
Focuses on faces registered so as to have priority.
Selects the face which the camera is to automatically focus on.
Does not use the [Face Detection] function.
Notes
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(Off)
Menu
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Face Detection] t desired mode.
Sample photo
Face Detection frame (white)
When the camera detects more than 1 subject, the camera will judge
which is the main subject and set focus by priority. The Face Detection
frame for the main subject will turn white. The frame for which the focus
is set will turn green by pressing the shutter button halfway down.
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• You cannot use [Face Detection] with the following functions:
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Manual Focus]
– The [Zoom] feature of the camera
• You can select [Face Detection] only when [Autofocus Area] is set to [Multi], and [Metering Mode] is
also set to [Multi].
• Up to 8 faces of your subjects can be detected.
• During [Smile Shutter] shooting, [Face Detection] is automatically set to [On (Regist. Faces)] even if it is
set to [Off].
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If you register faces in advance, the camera can detect the registered face as a priority
when [Face Detection] is set to [On (Regist. Faces)].
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Face Registration
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Face Registration] t desired mode.
Registers a new face.
Order Exchanging Changes the priority of faces previously registered.
Delete
Deletes a registered face. Select a face and press OK.
Delete All
Deletes all registered faces.
Sample photo
New Registration
New Registration
Menu
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Face Registration] t [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 OK.
Notes
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• Up to 8 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.
• Even if you execute [Reset Default], registered faces are not deleted. When you execute [Factory Reset],
all the registered face are deleted.
• Even if you execute [Delete], the data for registered face will remain in the camera. To delete the data for
registered faces from the camera, select [Delete All].
Order Exchanging
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Face Registration]
t [Order Exchanging].
2 Select a face for which you want to change
the priority.
3 Select the priority level.
The smaller the number of the position, the higher the
priority.
Notes
• You cannot select priority level 8 by touching the screen. If you want to change the level to 8, select it
using the control wheel (NEX-5R only).
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Smile Shutter
When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically.
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Smile Shutter] t
[On].
3 Wait for a smile to be detected.
Face Detection frame
(orange)
When the smile level exceeds the b point on the
Smile Detection indicator
indicator, the camera records images automatically.
If you press the shutter button during [Smile Shutter]
shooting, the camera shoots the image, and then returns
to [Smile Shutter] mode.
(Off)
(On)
Menu
4 To exit [Smile Shutter] mode, MENU t [Camera] t [Smile Shutter] t
[Off].
Sample photo
2 To set the sensitivity to detect a smile,
OPTION t desired setting.
Does not use the Smile Shutter.
Uses the Smile Shutter.
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You can set the sensitivity to detect a smile with OPTION.
(On: Big Smile) Detects a big smile.
(On: Normal
Smile)
Detects a normal smile.
(On: Slight
Smile)
Detects even a slight smile.
Notes
• You cannot use [Smile Shutter] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight], [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Manual Focus]
• If you set [Smile Shutter] to [On] while the [Zoom] feature of the camera is being used, the [Zoom]
feature of the camera is canceled.
• Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.
• The [Drive Mode] turns to [Single Shooting] automatically.
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1 Do not cover the eyes with the bangs.
Do not obscure the face by a hat, masks, sunglasses, etc.
3 Give a clear smile with an open mouth.
The smile is easier to be detected when the teeth are shown.
• The shutter operates when any person whose smile is detected.
• If a face is registered, the camera detects the smile of that face only.
• If a smile is not detected, set the sensitivity with OPTION.
Sample photo
2 Try to orient the face in front of the camera and be as level as
possible.
Keep the eyes narrowed.
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Menu
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When the camera detects and shoots a face, the captured image is automatically trimmed
into its optimal composition. Both the original and the trimmed images are saved. The
trimmed image is recorded in the same size as the original image size.
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Auto Port. Framing
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Auto Port. Framing] t desired mode.
(Off)
Does not use the [Auto Port. Framing] function.
(Auto)
Uses the [Auto Port. Framing] function.
Menu
The
icon on the screen turns green when the camera decides that an image being
captured can be trimmed.
After the shot, a frame showing the trimmed area is displayed on the auto review screen.
Notes
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• You cannot use [Auto Port. Framing] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight], [Sports Action], [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Cont. Shooting]
– [Spd Priority Cont.]
– [Bracket: Cont.]
– [Manual Focus]
– [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
– [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] in [Quality]
– [Auto HDR]
– The [Zoom] feature of the camera
– When [Face Detection] is set to [Off]
• The trimmed image may not be the best possible composition, depending on the shooting conditions.
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Sets the effect used for shooting the skin smoothly in the [Face Detection] function.
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Soft Skin Effect] t [On].
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2 To set the intensity of the Soft Skin Effect, OPTION t desired setting.
(Off)
Uses the [Soft Skin Effect] function.
Does not use the [Soft Skin Effect] function.
You can set the intensity of the [Soft Skin Effect] with OPTION.
Sets [Soft Skin Effect] to high.
(Mid)
Sets [Soft Skin Effect] to medium.
(Low)
Sets [Soft Skin Effect] to low.
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• You cannot use [Soft Skin Effect] with the following functions:
– Movie recording
– [Cont. Shooting]
– [Spd Priority Cont.]
– [Bracket: Cont.]
– [Self-timer(Cont)]
– [Sports Action] in [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [RAW] in [Quality]
• This function may not work, depending on your subject.
Menu
(High)
Sample photo
(On)
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Allows you to search through all shooting tips in the camera.
Use this item when you want to look at shooting tips you have seen before.
2 Search for the desired shooting tip.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Shooting Tip List].
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Shooting Tip List
Turn the control wheel to scroll the text up and down.
You can access a tip from the [Table of contents].
Menu
Notes
• You cannot scroll the text by sliding your finger across the screen. Use the control wheel to scroll the text
(NEX-5R only).
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DISP Button(Monitor)
Allows you to select the screen display modes that can be selected with [Display
Contents] (page 49) in shooting mode.
1 MENU t [Camera] t [DISP Button(Monitor)].
The items marked with
Sample photo
2 Select the desired mode.
are available.
Shows basic shooting information.
Graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture
value, except for when [Shoot Mode] is set to
[Sweep Panorama].
Display All Info.
Shows recording information.
Big Font Size
Disp.
Shows only major items in a larger size.
Menu
Graphic Display
P
1/125
Does not show recording information.
Level
Indicates whether the camera is level in both the
horizontal and front-back directions. When the
camera is level in both directions, the indicator
turns to green.
• If you tilt the camera to the front or back to a
large degree, the level indicator may have a large
margin of error.
• Errors of approximately ±1° may occur even if
the camera’s tilt is mostly adjusted.
Histogram
Displays the luminance distribution graphically.
0.0 ISO200
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No Disp. Info.
F3.5
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Shows only shooting information on the screen (no
image). Select this option when you shoot using a
viewfinder (sold separately for the NEX-5R).
Press the Fn (Function) button and select a function
for which you want to change the setting.
The setting screen for the selected function opens.
(Quick Navi) (NEX-6 only)
Sample photo
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The image size determines the size of the image file that is recorded when you record an
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.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Image Size] t [Image Size] t desired mode.
Still
Image size when [Aspect Ratio] is 3:2
Usage guidelines
4912 × 3264 pixels
For prints up to A3+ size
M: 8.4M
3568 × 2368 pixels
For prints up to A4 size
S: 4.0M
2448 × 1624 pixels
For prints L/2L size
Image size when [Aspect Ratio] is 16:9
Usage guidelines
L: 14M
4912 × 2760 pixels
M: 7.1M
3568 × 2000 pixels
S: 3.4M
2448 × 1376 pixels
Menu
L: 16M
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Image Size
For viewing on a high-definition TV
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Notes
• When you print still images recorded with 16:9 aspect ratio, both edges may be cut off.
Sweep Panorama
The image size varies depending on the [Panorama Direction] setting.
(Standard)
Shoots images using standard size.
Vertical: 3872 × 2160 pixels
Horizontal: 8192 × 1856 pixels
(Wide)
Shoots images using wide size.
Vertical: 5536 × 2160 pixels
Horizontal: 12416 × 1856 pixels
Notes
• When you print panoramic images, both edges may be cut off.
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The images appear differently, depending on the mode selected.
Wide
Sample photo
Standard
The images are scrolled when you press the center of the control wheel.
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Sets the aspect ratio of still images.
1 MENU t [Image Size] t [Aspect Ratio] t desired mode.
Standard aspect ratio. Suitable for prints.
16:9
For viewing on a high-definition TV.
Notes
• You cannot set this item when shooting in [Sweep Panorama] mode.
Sample photo
3:2
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Selects the compression format of still images.
1 MENU t [Image Size] t [Quality] t desired mode.
File format: RAW (Records using the RAW compression
format.) + JPEG
A RAW image and a JPEG image are created at the same time.
This is suitable when you need 2 image files, a JPEG for
viewing, and a RAW for editing.
• The image quality is fixed to [Fine], and the image size is
fixed to [L].
FINE (Fine)
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.
• When images are not going to be modified using your
computer, we recommend that you select [Fine] or [Standard].
STD (Standard)
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RAW+J (RAW &
JPEG)
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File format: RAW (Records using the RAW compression
format.)
This format does not allow you to perform any digital processing
on the images. Select this format to process images on a
computer for professional purposes.
• The image size is fixed to the maximum size. The image size
is not displayed on the LCD screen.
Sample photo
RAW (RAW)
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Notes
• You cannot set this item when shooting in [Sweep Panorama] mode.
• You cannot add DPOF (print order) registration to RAW format images.
• You cannot use [Auto HDR] with [RAW] and [RAW & JPEG] images.
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A RAW format file is raw data that has not been through any kind of digital processing.
RAW files are different from more general file formats such as JPEG files, and contain raw
material to be processed for professional purposes.
You need the “Image Data Converter” software included on the CD-ROM (supplied) in
order to open a RAW image recorded on this camera. With this software, a RAW image can
be opened and converted to a common format, such as JPEG or TIFF, and you can readjust
its white balance, color saturation, contrast, etc.
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Sets the direction to pan the camera when you shoot [Sweep Panorama] images.
1 MENU t [Image Size] t [Panorama Direction] t desired mode.
(Right)
(Up)
(Down)
Pan the camera in the direction you set.
Sample photo
(Left)
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Selects the movie file format.
1 MENU t [Image Size] t [File Format] t desired mode.
AVCHD
MP4
Menu
• 60i/50i movies are recorded at either 60 fields/second or at 50 fields/
second, respectively. Both 60i and 50i movies utilize the interlace
scanning system, Dolby Digital audio, and the AVCHD format.
• 24p/25p movies are recorded at either 24 frames/second or at 25
frames/second, respectively. Both 24p and 25p movies utilize the
progressive scanning system, Dolby Digital audio, and the AVCHD
format.
• 60p/50p movies are recorded at either 60 frames/second, or at 50
frames/second, respectively. Both 60p and 50p movies utilize the
progressive scanning system, Dolby Digital audio, and the AVCHD
format.
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Records 60i/50i movies, 24p/25p movies or 60p/50p movies in
AVCHD format. This file format is suitable for viewing the
movie on a high-definition TV. You can create a Blu-ray Disc,
an AVCHD recording disc, or a DVD-Video disc using the
supplied software “PlayMemories Home.”
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File Format
Records mp4 (AVC) movies. This format is suitable for WEB
uploads, e-mail attachments, etc.
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• Movies are recorded in MPEG-4 format at about 30 frames/second,
utilizing the progressive scanning system, AAC audio, and the mp4
format.
• You cannot create a disc from the movies recorded in this format
using the supplied software “PlayMemories Home.”
z Checking 60i or 50i
To check if your camera is a 1080 60i-compatible device or 1080 50i-compatible device,
check for the following marks on the bottom of the camera.
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
z Playing movies on other devices
This camera uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile for AVCHD format recording.
Movies recorded in AVCHD format with this camera cannot be played by the following
devices.
– Other AVCHD format compatible devices which are not compatible with High Profile
– Devices which are not compatible with the AVCHD format
This camera also uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Main Profile for MP4 format recording.
For this reason, movies recorded in MP4 format with this camera cannot be played on
devices other than those that support MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
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Selects the image size, frame rate, and image quality for movie recording. The higher the
data rate (average bit-rate) per second, the higher the image quality.
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Record Setting
1 MENU t [Image Size] t [Record Setting] t desired mode.
Bit-rate
Recording
Maximum 24 Mbps Records high image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (60i/50i).
60i 17M(FH)*
50i 17M(FH)**
Average 17 Mbps
60p 28M(PS)*
50p 28M(PS)**
Maximum 28 Mbps Records highest image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (60p/50p).
24p 24M(FX)*
25p 24M(FX)**
Maximum 24 Mbps Records high image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a
cinema-like atmosphere.
24p 17M(FH)*
25p 17M(FH)**
Average 17 Mbps
[File Format]: [MP4]
Records standard image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (60i/50i).
Records standard image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a
cinema-like atmosphere.
Recording
Average 12 Mbps
Records movies of 1440 × 1080.
VGA 3M
Average 3 Mbps
Records movies of VGA size.
* 1080 60i-compatible device
** 1080 50i-compatible device
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Bit-rate
1440×1080 12M
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60i 24M(FX)*
50i 24M(FX)**
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[File Format]: [AVCHD]
Notes
• Movies recorded using the 1080 60p/50p setting 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.
z Checking 60i or 50i
To check if your camera is a 1080 60i-compatible device or 1080 50i-compatible device,
check for the following marks on the bottom of the camera.
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
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Adjusts the color temperature according to the ambient light conditions.
Use this feature when the color temperature of the image did not come out as you
expected, or when you want to change the color temperature on purpose for photographic
expression.
You can finely adjust the color temperature with OPTION.
To adjust the white balance to suit a specific light source, see the explanation on each mode.
AWB (Auto WB)
(Daylight)
(Shade)
The camera automatically detects a light source and
adjusts the color temperature.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [White Balance] t desired mode.
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White Balance
If you select an option to suit a specific light source, the
color temperature is adjusted for the light source (preset
white balance).
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(Cloudy)
(Incandescent)
(Fluor.: Warm White)
(Fluor.: Cool White)
(Fluor.: Day White)
(C.Temp./Filter)
Adjusts the color temperature depending on the light
source. Achieves the effect of CC (Color Compensation)
filters for photography.
(Custom)
Allows to use the white balance setting retained by
[Custom Setup].
(Custom Setup)
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(Fluor.: Daylight)
(Flash)
Memorizes the basic white color (Custom white
balance).
Notes
• [Auto WB] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
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The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions.
The color temperature is adjusted automatically, but you can adjust color temperature
manually using the [White Balance] function.
Daylight
Cloudy
Fluorescent
Incandescent
Characteristics
of light
White
(standard)
Bluish
Green-tinged
Reddish
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [White Balance] t desired mode.
You can adjust the color temperature towards G (green), M (magenta), A (amber) or B (blue).
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2 As necessary, OPTION t adjust the color temperature by pressing the
top/bottom/right/left parts of the control wheel.
Or touch the graph on the screen to adjust the color temperature (NEX5R only).
Menu
Adjusting the color temperature finely
Sample photo
Weather/
lighting
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C.Temp./Filter
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [White Balance] t [C.Temp./Filter].
2 OPTION t select the desired color temperature by turning the control
wheel or by touching the desired item on the screen (NEX-5R only).
The higher the number, the more reddish the image, and the lower the number, the more
bluish the image.
3 Adjust the color temperature by pressing the top/bottom/right/left parts of
the control wheel or by touching the graph on the screen (NEX-5R only).
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1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [White Balance] t [Custom Setup].
2 Hold the camera so that the white area fully covers the AF area located in
the center, and then press the shutter button down.
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Custom White Balance
The shutter clicks and the calibrated values (color temperature and color filter) are displayed.
You can finely adjust the color temperature with OPTION.
Notes
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• If the flash is used when the shutter button is pressed, a custom white balance is registered with the flash
light taken into account. Take pictures with the flash in later shootings.
• The message “Custom WB Error” indicates that the value is beyond the expected range, when the flash is
used on a subject in close proximity or a subject with a bright color is in the frame. If you register this
value, the
indicator turns yellow 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.
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3 To call the custom white balance setting, MENU t [Brightness/Color] t
[White Balance] t [Custom].
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Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the
exposure.
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1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Metering Mode] t desired mode.
(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.
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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).
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(Multi)
Place the spot metering
circle over the subject.
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• If you set [Metering Mode] to other than [Multi], the [Face Detection] function cannot be used.
• [Multi] is selected when using the following functions:
– Movie recording
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– The [Zoom] feature of the camera
– [Smile Shutter]
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Adjusts the amount of flash light in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –2.0 EV to +2.0 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 Press the
(flash pop-up) button to pop up the flash.
2 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Flash Comp.] t desired value.
Selecting higher values (+ side) makes the flash level higher and images brighter. Selecting
lower values (– side) makes the flash level lower and images darker.
Sample photo
NEX-6:
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Flash Comp.
NEX-5R:
2 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Flash Comp.] t desired value.
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1 Attach the flash and raise it.
Selecting higher values (+ side) makes the flash level higher and images brighter. Selecting
lower values (– side) makes the flash level lower and images darker.
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• You cannot use [Flash Comp.] with the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Bracket: Cont.]
• 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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• It is important to balance the brightness of people against
the dark background in night portraits. You can adjust the
brightness of people near the camera by changing the flash
light intensity.
• If the subject is too far from the flash and still too dark after
adjustment, move closer to your subject.
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Corrects the brightness or contrast.
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [DRO/Auto HDR] t desired mode.
(Off)
Does not use [DRO/Auto HDR].
By dividing the image into small areas, the camera analyzes the
contrast of light and shadow between the subject and the
background, producing the image with the optimal brightness
and gradation.
(Auto HDR)
Shoots 3 images with different exposures, and then overlays the
bright area of the under exposed image and the dark area of the
over exposed image to create an image with rich gradation. 1
image with proper exposure and 1 overlaid image are recorded.
Sample photo
(D-Range
Opt.)
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DRO/Auto HDR
Menu
Notes
• You can select [DRO/Auto HDR] only in the following modes:
– [Manual Exposure]
– [Shutter Priority]
– [Aperture Priority]
– [Program Auto]
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D-Range Opt.
Corrects the brightness of the image (DRO: Dynamic Range Optimizer).
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [DRO/Auto HDR] t [D-Range Opt.].
2 OPTION t desired value.
(Auto)
Lv1 – Lv5
Corrects the brightness automatically.
Optimizes the gradations of a recorded image in each area of the
image. Select the optimal level between Lv1 (weak) and Lv5
(strong).
Notes
• [Auto] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Portrait], [Landscape], [Macro], [Sports Action] in [Scene Selection]
• 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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Widens the range (gradations) so that you can record from bright parts to dark parts in
correct brightness (HDR: High Dynamic Range). 1 image with proper exposure and 1
overlaid image are recorded.
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1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [DRO/Auto HDR] t [Auto HDR].
(Auto HDR:
Exposure Diff.
Auto)
Corrects the exposure difference automatically.
1.0 EV – 6.0 EV
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).
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• You cannot start the next shoot until the capture process is fully completed.
• You cannot use this function with [RAW] and [RAW & JPEG] images.
• Since the shutter is released 3 times for a single shot, be cautious of the following:
– Use this function when the subject is motionless or does not blink.
– Do not change the composition before shooting.
• You may not obtain a 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 significant camera-shake or subject blur has occurred, you
may not be able to obtain good HDR images. If the camera detects such situation,
is displayed 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.
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2 OPTION t desired value.
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You can shoot with an effect filter to obtain the various textures.
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Picture Effect] t desired mode.
(Off)
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Picture Effect
Disables the Picture Effect function.
Creates the look of a Toy Camera photo
with shaded corners and pronounced
colors.
You can set the color tone with
OPTION.
(Pop Color)
Creates a vivid look by emphasizing
color tones.
Sample photo
(Toy Camera)
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(Posterization)
(Soft Highkey)
(Partial Color)
(High
Contrast Mono.)
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(Retro Photo)
Creates a high contrast, abstract look by
heavily emphasizing primary colors, or
in black and white.
You can select primary colors or black
and white with OPTION.
Creates the look of an aged photo with
sepia color tones and faded contrast.
Creates an image with the indicated
atmosphere: bright, transparent,
ethereal, tender, soft.
Creates an image which retains a
specific color, but converts others to
black and white.
You can select a color with OPTION.
Creates a high-contrast image in black
and white.
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(Soft Focus)
Creates an image in black and white
with rich gradation and reproduction of
details. The camera releases the shutter
3 times.
(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.
You can select the area to be in focus
with OPTION. The focus on other areas
is greatly reduced.
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(Rich-tone
Mono.)
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Creates the look of a painting,
enhancing the colors and details.
The camera releases the shutter 3 times.
You can set the intensity of the effect
with OPTION.
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(HDR
Painting)
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Creates an image filled with a soft
lighting effect.
You can set the intensity of the effect
with OPTION.
Notes
• You can select [Picture Effect] only in the following modes:
– [Manual Exposure]
– [Shutter Priority]
– [Aperture Priority]
– [Program Auto]
• You cannot use [Picture Effect] with [RAW] and [RAW & JPEG] images.
• The [Toy Camera] and [Miniature] effects may not be available with the [Zoom] feature of the camera.
• When [Partial Color] is selected, images may not retain the selected color, depending on the subject.
• You cannot check the following effects on the shooting screen, because the camera is still processing the
image that has been just shot. Also, you cannot shoot another image until the image processing is
finished. You cannot use these effects with movies.
– [Soft Focus]
– [HDR Painting]
– [Rich-tone Mono.]
– [Miniature]
• In the case of [HDR Painting] and [Rich-tone Mono.], the shutter is released 3 times for 1 shot. Be careful
about the following:
– Use this function when the subject is motionless or does not blink.
– 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 camera detects such situation,
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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.
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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 camera adjusts the exposure.
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Creative Style
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Creative Style] t desired mode.
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 shooting the skin color 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)
(Contrast),
Style] item.
For shooting the beautiful red of the setting sun.
For shooting images in black and white monotone.
(Saturation), and
(Sharpness) can be adjusted for each [Creative
(Contrast)
The higher the value selected, the more the difference of light
and shadow is accentuated, thus making an impact on an 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)
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(Black &
White)
Menu
(Standard)
Sample photo
2 When you want to adjust contrast, saturation, or sharpness, OPTION t
desired setting.
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.
Notes
• When [Black & White] is selected, you cannot adjust [Saturation].
• [Standard] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Picture Effect] (except [Off])
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Delete
Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion.
1 MENU t [Playback] t [Delete] t desired mode.
Deletes the selected images. Press the center of the control wheel
to select OK.
Or, touch the image and select OK (NEX-5R only).
All in Folder
Deletes all images in the selected folder, or all AVCHD movies.
All AVCHD view
files
Sample photo
Multiple Img.
Notes
• You can select up to 100 images.
Menu
z Deleting an image
It is easier to delete an image displayed on the screen by selecting
(page 41).
(Delete) of soft key
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Selects the unit of images to be played back.
1 MENU t [Playback] t [Still/Movie Select] t desired mode.
Displays still images by folder.
Folder View(MP4)
Displays MP4 movies by folder.
AVCHD View
Displays AVCHD movies.
Sample photo
Folder View(Still)
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Menu
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Plays back images automatically.
Plays back only 3D images in Slide Show on the 3D TV connected to the camera.
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Slide Show
1 MENU t [Playback] t [Slide Show] t desired mode t OK.
On
Plays back images in a continuous loop.
Off
After all the images have been played back, the Slide Show ends.
Interval
1 Sec
Sets the display interval of images.
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Repeat
3 Sec
5 Sec
Menu
10 Sec
30 Sec
Image Type
All
Plays back all still images as normal images.
Display 3D Only
Plays back 3D images only.
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Notes
• You cannot pause the Slide Show. To stop the Slide Show, press the center of the control wheel.
• You can play back images in Slide Show when [Still/Movie Select] is set to [Folder View(Still)] only.
• A panoramic image is displayed in full image. To scroll a panoramic image, press the center of the
control wheel when the image is displayed.
• You cannot shoot 3D images with this camera.
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You can transfer still images to a Smartphone and view them. Download the application
“PlayMemories Mobile” to your Smartphone from the application store.
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View on Smartphone
1 Install “PlayMemories Mobile” to your Smartphone.
2 Press
(View on Smartphone) and select the desired mode.
If another function is assigned to soft key B, select MENU t [Playback] t [View on
Smartphone].
This Image
Transfers the most recently shot or played back image on
the screen to the Smartphone.
Sample photo
Please download “PlayMemories Mobile” to your Smartphone from the application store for
your Smartphone.
All Images on This Date Transfers all still images in the same date range as the most
All Images in The
Device
Transfers all still images in the camera to the Smartphone.
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3 If the camera is ready for the transfer, the
information screen appears on the camera.
Connect the Smartphone and the camera
using that information.
Menu
recently shot or played back image to the Smartphone.
Notes
• Some images may not be displayed on the Smartphone depending on the recording format.
• You can only transfer still images. Movies cannot be transferred.
• The camera shares the connection information for [View on Smartphone] with a device that has
permission to connect. If you want to change the device that is permitted to connect to the camera, reset
the connection information by following these steps. MENU t [Setup] t [Reset View on
Smartphone]. After resetting the connection information, you must register the Smartphone again
(page 201).
• “PlayMemories Mobile” is not available in some countries/regions. [View on Smartphone] is not
available in some countries/regions that are not compatible with “PlayMemories Mobile.”
• When the camera is ready for the transfer but you discontinue the connection with the Smartphone by
selecting
on the camera’s screen, it may take a few seconds to return to the playback screen.
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Transferring images to Android using
“PlayMemories Mobile”
1 Start “PlayMemories Mobile” on Android.
2 Select the camera (DIRECT-xxxx:NEX-xxx).
Sample photo
Menu
3 Enter the password that is displayed on the
camera.
Android is connected to the camera.
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4 Follow the instructions on the screen to transfer the image.
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1 Select the camera (DIRECT-xxxx:NEX-xxx)
on the Wi-Fi setting screen of the iOS.
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Transferring images to iOS using “PlayMemories
Mobile”
Sample photo
iOS is connected to the camera.
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3 Start “PlayMemories Mobile” on the iOS.
Menu
2 Enter the password that is displayed on the
camera.
4 Follow the instructions on the screen to transfer the image.
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You can easily back up images by transferring them to a computer connected to the
network. Before saving, install the software “PlayMemories Home” on your computer,
connect the computer and the camera using a USB cable, and register the camera to
“PlayMemories Home.” You will also need to register your access point beforehand
(pages 195, 196).
2 MENU t [Playback] t [Send to Computer]
Notes
• Depending on the application settings of your computer, the camera will turn off after saving the images
to your computer.
Sample photo
1 Start your computer.
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If the camera and TV are not connected using an HDMI cable, you can view images on a
network-enabled TV by transferring the image from the camera.
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View on TV
1 MENU t [Playback] t [View on TV] t desired device to be connected.
To play back images manually, press the right/left side
of the control wheel.
To change the device to be connected, select OPTION to
select [Device list].
Sample photo
2 When you want to play back images using
slideshow, select
.
Slideshow setting
Playback Selection
Selects the group of images to be shown.
Selects from [All Images in The Device] or [All in Folder].
Interval
Selects from [Short] to [Long].
Effects*
Selects from [On] and [Off].
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* The settings are effective only for BRAVIA TV which is compatible with the functions.
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You can change the settings for the slideshow by pressing OPTION.
• 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 cable TV).
• When you use a Wi-Fi Direct-enabled TV, you can view images even if the TV is not connected to
network.
• If you connect TV and the camera and do not use Wi-Fi Direct, you need to register your access point on
the camera first (pages 195, 196).
• Displaying the images on the TV may take time.
• Movies cannot be shown on TV using Wi-Fi. Use an HDMI cable (sold separately).
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You can specify which still images you shot on the memory card that you want to print
out later.
The
(Print order) mark is displayed on registered images (DPOF: Digital Print
Order Format).
DPOF Setup
Selects images to order printing.
1 Select an image and press the center of the control wheel. To
cancel the selection, select the -marked image again.
You can select or deselect by touching the image (NEX-5R
only).
2 Repeat the operation on all images you want to print.
Cancel All
Clears all DPOF marks.
Date Imprint
On
Off
Menu
Multiple Img.
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1 MENU t [Playback] t [Specify Printing] t desired setting.
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Sets whether or not to date the DPOF marked images when
printing them.
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• You cannot add the DPOF mark to the following files:
– Movies
– RAW images
• You can add the DPOF mark to up to 999 images.
• DPOF registration is not cleared after printing. It is recommended that you clear the DPOF registration
after you print the still images.
123GB
Selects the number of images to be displayed on the index.
1 MENU t [Playback] t [Image Index] t desired mode.
Displays 6 images.
12 Images
Displays 12 images.
To select a desired folder, select the bar to the left of the
image index screen, and then press the top/bottom parts
of the control wheel. You can switch between still image
playback and movie playback by pressing the center of
the control wheel.
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NEX-5R:
You can also select a folder by touching the bar on the
left. You can switch between still image playback and
movie playback by touching the center of the bar.
Menu
z Displaying a desired folder
Sample photo
6 Images
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124GB
You can check the focus by enlarging a portion of the playback image.
1 MENU t [Playback] t [
Enlarge Image].
3 Select the portion you want to see by pressing the top/bottom/right/left
side of the control wheel.
Or, select the portion you want to enlarge by sliding your finger across the
image (NEX-5R only).
When you touch the image, the image is enlarged, centering on the spot
you touched (NEX-5R only).
4 To cancel the enlarged playback, select
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2 Adjust the scaling by turning the control wheel.
Or, touch
or
on the screen (NEX-5R only).
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.
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Notes
• You cannot enlarge the movies.
• During playing back panoramic images, pause first, and then enlarge the image.
z Scaling range
The scaling range depends on the image size.
Scaling range
L
Approx. ×1.0 – ×13.6
M
Approx. ×1.0 – ×9.9
S
Approx. ×1.0 – ×6.8
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Image size
125GB
Rotates a still image counter-clockwise. Use this to display a horizontal orientation
image in vertical orientation. Once you rotate the image, the image is played back in the
rotated position, even if you turn off the power.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Playback] t [Rotate].
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2 Press the center of the control wheel.
Or, touch
(Rotate) on the screen (NEX-5R only).
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The image rotates counter-clockwise. The image rotates as you press the center.
Or, the image rotates as you touch
on the screen (NEX-5R only).
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• You cannot rotate the following files:
– Movies
– Protected images
• You may not be able to rotate images shot with other cameras.
• When viewing images on a computer, the image rotation information may not be reflected depending on
the software.
126GB
Protects recorded images against accidental erasure.
The
mark is displayed on protected images.
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Protect
1 MENU t [Playback] t [Protect] t desired mode.
Applies or cancels the protection of the selected images. Press
the center of the control wheel to select OK.
Or, touch the image and select OK (NEX-5R only).
Cancel All Images
Cancels the protection of all still images.
Cancel All
Movies(MP4)
Cancels the protection of all movies (MP4).
Sample photo
Multiple Img.
Cancel All AVCHD Cancels the protection of all AVCHD movies.
view files
Menu
Notes
• You can protect up to 100 images at a time.
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127GB
Adjusts the sound volume of movies in 8 steps.
1 MENU t [Playback] t [Volume Settings] t desired value.
The [Volume Settings] screen appears when you press the bottom of the control wheel while
playing back movies.
You can adjust the volume, while listening to the actual sound.
Sample photo
z Adjusting the volume during playback
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128GB
Sets whether or not to fix the exposure when you press the shutter button halfway down.
Fixes the exposure when you press the shutter button halfway
down.
Off
Does not fix the exposure when you press the shutter button
halfway down. Use this mode when you want to adjust focus and
exposure separately. The camera keeps adjusting the exposure
while shooting in [Cont. Shooting] or [Spd Priority Cont.] mode.
Notes
Menu
• When [Autofocus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF], the [Off] settings for [AEL w/ shutter] is invalid, and
the camera fixes the exposure for the first image when you press the shutter button halfway down. In
[Cont. Shooting] or [Spd Priority Cont.] mode, the camera keeps adjusting the exposure for the remaining
images.
• AEL button operation (NEX-6 only) is given priority over the [AEL w/ shutter] settings.
• When [AEL toggle] is assigned to soft key B using [Custom Key Settings], operation using soft key B
will be given priority over the [AEL w/ shutter] settings (NEX-5R only).
Sample photo
On
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129GB
The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark
surroundings.
The red AF illuminator allows the camera to focus easily when the shutter button is
pressed halfway, until the focus is locked.
Auto
Uses the AF illuminator.
Off
Does not use the AF illuminator.
Notes
Menu
• You cannot use the AF illuminator in the following situations:
– [Autofocus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF].
– [Landscape], [Night Scene], [Sports Action] in [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– Movie recording
– Using an A-mount lens (sold separately).
• When the AF illuminator is used, the setting of [Autofocus Area] is invalid and the AF area is indicated
with a dotted line. AF operates with priority on and around the center area.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Setup] t [AF Illuminator] t desired setting.
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130GB
Sets whether or not to display the Phase Detection AF ranging points on the screen.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Phase Detection AF Area] t desired mode.
On
Phase Detection AF
ranging points
Off
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The Phase Detection AF ranging points
are displayed.
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Phase Detection AF Area
The Phase Detection AF ranging points are not displayed.
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• When the aperture value is greater than F6.3, Phase Detection AF is unavailable. You can only use
Contrast AF.
• Phase Detection AF is available only with compatible lenses. If an incompatible lens is attached, you will
be unable to use Phase Detection AF. Phase Detection AF may not operate even with some compatible
lens, such as lenses purchased in the past that have not been updated. For details on compatible lenses,
visit the Sony web site in your area, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
• When using an A-mount lens (sold separately) with the Mount Adaptor (sold separately), Phase
Detection AF of the camera will not be activated.
• Phase Detection AF is unavailable for movie shooting. The Phase Detection AF ranging points are not
displayed on the screen.
131GB
When using the flash, it is fired 2 or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye
phenomenon.
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Red Eye Reduction
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Red Eye Reduction] t desired setting.
The flash is always fired to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
Off
Does not use [Red Eye Reduction].
Notes
Menu
• You cannot use [Red Eye Reduction] in the following situations:
– [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection]
– [Rear Sync.], [Wireless] (NEX-6 only) or [Flash Off] in [Flash Mode]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Sweep Panorama]
• [Red Eye Reduction] may not produce the desired effects. It depends on individual differences and
conditions, such as distance to the subject, or if the subject does not look at the pre-strobe.
Sample photo
On
z What causes the red-eye phenomenon?
Pupils become dilated in dark environments. Flash light is reflected off the blood vessels at
the back of the eye (retina), causing the “red-eye” phenomenon.
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Camera
Eye
Retina
132GB
The sensors in the Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately for the NEX-5R) can detect
whether it is being used and the camera switches the display.
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FINDER/LCD Setting
1 MENU t [Setup] t [FINDER/LCD Setting] t desired setting.
Viewfinder
(NEX-6 only)
The LCD screen is turned off and the image is always displayed
in the Electronic Viewfinder.
LCD Monitor
(NEX-6 only)
The Electronic Viewfinder is turned off and the image is always
displayed on the LCD screen.
Manual
(NEX-5R only)
In this mode, switch the display manually between the Electronic
Viewfinder (sold separately) and the LCD screen using the
button on the Electronic Viewfinder.
Menu
When you look into the Electronic Viewfinder, the display is
switched to the Electronic Viewfinder automatically.
You can switch the display manually using the button on the
Electronic Viewfinder (NEX-5R only).
Sample photo
Auto
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133GB
Sets whether or not to show images altered with effects of the exposure compensation,
white balance, [Creative Style], or [Picture Effect] on the LCD screen.
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Live View Display
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Live View Display] t desired setting.
Shows the images with effects applied.
Setting Effect OFF Does not show the images with effects applied.
This setting will allow you to concentrate on the composition of
the subject, as the subject appears on the screen as it is.
The images are always displayed with the appropriate brightness
in the [Manual Exposure] mode.
Sample photo
Setting Effect ON
Notes
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• You can select [Setting Effect OFF] in the following shooting modes only:
– [Manual Exposure]
– [Shutter Priority]
– [Aperture Priority]
– [Program Auto]
• When setting [Live View Display] to [Setting Effect ON], you may have difficulty checking the
composition, as the Live View Display may seem too dark or too bright. If such a phenomenon occurs,
set [Live View Display] to [Setting Effect OFF].
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134GB
You can check the recorded image on the LCD screen right after the shooting. You can
change the displayed time.
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Auto Review
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Auto Review] t desired setting.
5 Sec
Displays for the set time.
Selecting (Enlarge Image) allows you to check the enlarged
image.
2 Sec
Off
Does not display.
Sample photo
10 Sec
Notes
Menu
• In auto review, the image will not be displayed in the vertical position even if [Playback Display] is set to
[Auto Rotate].
• Even if [Grid Line] is set to a setting other than [Off] when recording [Sweep Panorama] images, the grid
line does not appear in auto review.
• Before the image is displayed, an unprocessed image may be displayed temporarily, depending on the
setting such as [DRO/Auto HDR], [Soft Skin Effect], [Lens Comp.: Distortion].
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135GB
Sets whether the grid line is displayed or not. The grid line will help you to adjust the
composition of images.
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Grid Line
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Grid Line] t desired setting.
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 uplifting and
powerful feeling.
Off
Does not display the grid line.
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Frame for movie
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The frame that appears when [Grid Line] is set to a
setting other than [Off] will show the extent of the frame
for movies. This enables you to adjust the composition
before shooting movies.
Menu
Place main subjects close to one of the grid lines that divide the
image into thirds for a well-balanced composition.
Sample photo
Rule of 3rds Grid
136GB
Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges with a specific color in manual focus. This
function is useful for macro or portrait shooting that requires fine focus adjustments.
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Peaking Level
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Peaking Level] t desired setting.
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.
Sample photo
High
Notes
Menu
• Since the camera judges that sharp areas are in focus, the peaking level differs depending on the subject,
the shooting situation, or the lens used.
• The peaking function is not enabled when the camera is connected to other devices using an HDMI cable.
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137GB
Sets the color used for the peaking function in manual focus.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Peaking Color] t desired setting.
Enhances outlines in white.
Red
Enhances outlines in red.
Yellow
Enhances outlines in yellow.
Notes
• This function cannot be set when [Peaking Level] is set to [Off].
Sample photo
White
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Menu
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138GB
Sets whether or not to use [Clear Image Zoom] when the [Zoom] feature of the camera is
used (page 87). Zooms an image with higher quality than [Digital Zoom].
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Clear Image Zoom
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Clear Image Zoom] t desired setting.
Uses the [Clear Image Zoom] feature.
Off
Does not use the [Clear Image Zoom] feature.
Notes
• You cannot use [Clear Image Zoom] with the following functions:
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] in [Quality]
Sample photo
On
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139GB
Sets whether to use [Digital Zoom] or not when the [Zoom] feature of the camera is used
(page 87).
Zooms an image with higher magnification than [Clear Image Zoom] but the image
quality deteriorates compared to [Clear Image Zoom]. This feature can be also available
in movie recording.
On
Uses the [Digital Zoom] feature.
If you want to use higher magnification regardless of the
deterioration of the image, set it to [On].
Off
Does not use the [Digital Zoom] feature.
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Notes
• You cannot use [Digital Zoom] with the following functions:
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] in [Quality]
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Digital Zoom] t desired setting.
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140GB
Sets whether to set the shooting mode to the 3-second delay self-timer when the LCD
screen is tilted upward about 180 degrees.
On
Automatically sets the shooting mode to the 3-second delay selftimer when the LCD screen is tilted upward about 180 degrees.
Off
Selects the shooting mode based on the drive mode. Select this
option when not using the self-timer, and set the drive mode to
[Single Shooting].
[Touch Shutter] is set to [On].
The shutter is released after 3 seconds.
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3 Touch the LCD screen.
Menu
2 Tilt the LCD screen upward about 180
degrees.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Self-portrait Self-timer] t [On].
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only)
Notes
• The self-timer lamp does not flash.
• You cannot use [Self-portrait Self-timer] with the following functions:
– During movie recording
– [Hand-held Twilight], [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
• You cannot use the [Self-portrait Self-timer] function when a flash HVL-F7S (supplied) or accessories
are attached to the Smart Accessory Terminal 2.
• If the AF illuminator is too bright during shooting, change the setting of [AF Illuminator].
141GB
Sets whether or not to save all the images that were shot continuously in [Superior Auto]
mode.
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S. Auto Image Extract.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [S. Auto Image Extract.] t desired setting.
Saves 1 appropriate image selected by the camera.
Off
Saves all of the images.
Notes
• Even when you set [S. Auto Image Extract.] to [Off] with [Hand-held Twilight] selected from recognized
scene mode, 1 combined image is saved.
• When the [Auto Port. Framing] function is activated, 2 images are saved even if you set [S. Auto Image
Extract.] to [Auto].
Sample photo
Auto
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142GB
Enlarges the image on the screen automatically to make manual-focusing easier. This
works in the [Manual Focus] or [DMF] mode.
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MF Assist
1 MENU t [Setup] t [MF Assist] t desired setting.
The image is enlarged by 4.8 times. You can enlarge the image also by 9.6 times.
• In [DMF] (Direct Manual Focus), adjust the focus using autofocus and then turn the focusing ring
with the shutter button pressed halfway down.
On
Enlarges the image. You can set the enlarging duration with [MF
Assist Time]. To finish enlarging the image, select
.
Off
Does not enlarge the image.
(soft key) will enlarge the image.
Menu
Notes
• You cannot use [MF Assist] during movie recording.
• When an A-mount lens (sold separately) is attached, pressing
Sample photo
2 Turn the focusing ring to adjust the focus.
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143GB
Sets the length of time the image will be shown in an expanded form for the [MF Assist]
function.
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1 MENU t [Setup] t [MF Assist Time] t desired setting.
Enlarges the display until
5 Sec
Enlarges the image for 5 seconds.
2 Sec
Enlarges the image for 2 seconds.
Notes
is selected.
Sample photo
No Limit
• This function cannot be set when [MF Assist] is set to [Off].
• This item is available only with an E-mount lens.
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144GB
The way colors are represented using combinations of numbers or the range of color
reproduction is called “color space.” You can change the color space, depending on your
purpose.
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Color Space
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Color Space] t desired setting.
This is the standard color space of the digital camera. Use
[sRGB] in normal shooting, such as when you intend to print out
the images without any modification.
AdobeRGB
This has a wide range of color reproduction. When a large part of
the subject is vivid green or red, [AdobeRGB] is effective.
The file name of the image starts with “_DSC.”
Sample photo
sRGB
Notes
Menu
• Adobe RGB is for applications or printers that support color management and DCF2.0 option color space.
Images may not be printed or viewed in the correct colors if you use applications or printers that do not
support Adobe RGB.
• When displaying images that were recorded with Adobe RGB on the camera or non-Adobe RGBcompliant devices, the images are displayed with low saturation.
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145GB
Sets whether or not you use the [SteadyShot] function of the lens.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [SteadyShot] t desired setting.
Uses [SteadyShot].
Off
Does not use [SteadyShot]. This setting is recommended when
you use a tripod.
Notes
• [On] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight], [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection]
• You cannot set [SteadyShot] when the name of the lens attached does not contain “OSS,” such as
“E16 mm F2.8,” or when you are using an A-mount lens (sold separately).
Sample photo
On
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146GB
Sets whether or not the shutter can be released when no lens is attached.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Release w/o Lens] t desired setting.
Releases the shutter when no lens is attached. Select this option
when you attach the camera on an astronomical telescope, etc.
Disable
Releases the shutter only when a lens is attached.
Notes
• Correct metering cannot be achieved when you use lenses that do not provide a lens contact, such as the
lens of an astronomical telescope. In such cases, adjust the exposure manually by checking it on the
recorded image.
Sample photo
Enable
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Menu
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147GB
Sets whether or not to use autofocus when you look through an Electronic Viewfinder
(sold separately for the NEX-5R).
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Eye-Start AF
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Eye-Start AF] t desired setting.
Auto focusing starts when you look through the Electronic
Viewfinder.
Off
Auto focusing does not start when you look through the
Electronic Viewfinder.
Notes
Sample photo
On
• This item is available only when the LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor (sold separately) is attached.
Menu
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148GB
The electronic front curtain shutter function shortens the time lag between shutter
releases.
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Front Curtain Shutter
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Front Curtain Shutter] t desired setting.
Uses the electronic front curtain shutter function.
Off
Does not use the electronic front curtain shutter function.
Notes
• When you shoot at high shutter speeds with a large diameter lens attached, the ghosting of a blurred area
may occur, depending on the subject or shooting conditions. In such cases, set this function to [Off].
• When a lens made by another manufacturer (including a Minolta/Konica-Minolta lens) is used, set this
item to [Off]. If you set this function to [On], the correct exposure will not be set or the image brightness
will be uneven.
Sample photo
On
Menu
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149GB
When you set the shutter speed to one second or longer (long exposure shooting), noise
reduction is turned on for the duration that the shutter is open. With the function turned
on, the grainy noise typical of long exposures is reduced.
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Long Exposure NR
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Long Exposure NR] t desired setting.
Activates noise reduction for the same duration that the shutter is
open. When noise reduction is in progress, a message appears
and you cannot take another picture. Select this to prioritize the
image quality.
Off
Does not activate noise reduction. Select this to prioritize the
timing of shooting.
Sample photo
On
Notes
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• [Long Exposure NR] is set to [Off] in the following modes:
– [Cont. Shooting]
– [Spd Priority Cont.]
– [Bracket: Cont.]
– [Sports Action], [Hand-held Twilight], [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
• [Long Exposure NR] is set to [On] in the following modes:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection] (except [Sports Action], [Hand-held Twilight])
150GB
When shooting with high ISO sensitivity, the camera reduces noise that becomes more
noticeable when the camera sensitivity is high. When noise reduction is in effect, a
message may appear and you cannot take another picture.
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High ISO NR
1 MENU t [Setup] t [High ISO NR] t desired setting.
Activates high ISO noise reduction normally.
Low
Activates high ISO noise reduction moderately. Select this to
prioritize the timing of shooting.
Notes
Menu
• Noise reduction is not available in the following modes:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] in [Quality]
Sample photo
Normal
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151GB
Compensates for the shaded corners of the screen, caused by certain lens characteristics.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Lens Comp.: Shading] t desired setting.
Compensates for darker corners of the screen automatically.
Off
Does not compensate for darker corners of the screen.
Notes
• This item is available only with an E-mount lens.
• The amount of light around the edges may not be corrected, depending on the lens type.
Sample photo
Auto
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Lens Comp.: Shading
Menu
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152GB
Reduces the color deviation at the corners of the screen, caused by certain lens
characteristics.
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Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber.] t desired setting.
Reduces the color deviation automatically.
Off
Does not compensate for the color deviation.
Notes
• This item is available only with an E-mount lens.
Sample photo
Auto
Menu
Index
153GB
Compensates for the distortion of the screen, caused by certain lens characteristics.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Lens Comp.: Distortion] t desired setting.
Compensates for distortion of the screen automatically.
Off
Does not compensate for distortion of the screen.
Notes
• This item is available only with an E-mount lens.
• Depending on the lens attached, [Lens Comp.: Distortion] is fixed to [Auto], and you cannot select [Off].
Sample photo
Auto
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Menu
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154GB
Sets whether to preferentially-track a certain face or not when the camera detects that
face during object tracking.
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Face Priority Tracking
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Face Priority Tracking] t desired setting.
Off
Does not preferentially-track the face.
If you set the detected face as a target, even when [Face Priority
Tracking] is set to [Off], the camera tracks the body when the
face is not visible. If the targeted person disappears from the
screen while the camera is tracking him/her, and then returns to
the screen, the camera tracks on that face again.
Menu
Preferentially-tracks the face.
When the face is not visible on the LCD screen, the camera
tracks the body, but when the face is visible, the camera tracks
the face. If the targeted person disappears from the screen while
the camera is tracking him/her, and then returns to the screen, the
camera tracks on that face again.
Sample photo
On
Notes
• When [Face Detection] is set to [Off], [Face Priority Tracking] is set to [Off] and cannot be reset.
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155GB
Set whether or not to adjust the shutter speed automatically when recording movies if the
subject is dark.
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Auto Slow Shutter
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Auto Slow Shutter] t desired setting.
Uses [Auto Slow Shutter].
The shutter speed automatically slows. You can reduce noise in
the movie by using a slow shutter speed when recording in dark
locations.
Off
Does not use [Auto Slow Shutter].
The recorded movie will be darker than when [On], but you can
record movies with smother motion and less object blur.
Sample photo
On
Notes
Menu
• [Auto Slow Shutter] is available if both of the following conditions are met.
– [Intelligent Auto], [Superior Auto], [Program Auto] or [Aperture Priority] in [Shoot Mode]
– [ISO AUTO] in [ISO]
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156GB
Sets whether or not you record the sound during movie recording.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Movie Audio Rec] t desired setting.
Records sound (stereo).
Off
Does not record sound.
Notes
• The sound of the lens and the camera in operation will also be recorded, when [On] is selected.
Sample photo
On
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Menu
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157GB
Sets whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Wind Noise Reduct.] t desired setting.
Reduces wind noise.
Off
Does not reduce wind noise.
Notes
• Setting this item to [On] where wind is not blowing sufficiently hard may cause normal sound to be
recorded with too low volume.
• When using a microphone (sold separately), the wind noise reduction will not be carried out even if
[Wind Noise Reduct.] is set to [On].
Sample photo
On
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Wind Noise Reduct.
Menu
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158GB
Allows you to adjust and register an autofocused position for each lens, when using an
A-mount lens with the LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor (sold separately).
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AF Micro Adj.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [AF Micro Adj.].
3 [amount] t desired value t OK.
Sets whether or not to use the [AF Micro Adj.] function. Select [On] to
use the [AF Micro Adj.].
amount
Allows you to select an optimum value between –20 and +20.
Selecting a larger value shifts the autofocused position away from the
camera. Selecting a smaller value shifts the autofocused position
closer to the camera.
Clear
Clears the value you set.
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• It is recommended that you adjust the position under actual shooting conditions.
• When you attach a lens for which you have already registered a value, the registered value appears on the
screen. [±0] appears for lens for which a value has not yet been registered.
• If [–] is displayed as the value, then a total of 30 lenses have been registered and no new lens can be
registered. To register a new lens, attach a lens for which the registration can be erased, and set its value
to [±0], or reset the values of all the lenses using [Clear].
• Use [AF Micro Adj.] with Sony, Minolta, and Konika-Minolta lenses only. If you use [AF Micro Adj.]
with other brands of lenses, the registered value may be affected. Do not perform [AF Micro Adj.] with
an unsupported lens.
• You cannot set [AF Micro Adj.] individually for a Sony, Minolta, and Konika-Minolta lens of the same
specification.
Menu
AF Adjustment
Setting
Sample photo
2 [AF Adjustment Setting] t [On].
159GB
Allows you to select whether to always display the first screen of the menu or to display
the screen of the item you set the last time.
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Menu start
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Menu start] t desired setting.
Always displays the first screen of the menu.
Previous
Displays the last item set. This will make it easier to quickly
reset the last item you set previously.
Sample photo
Top
Menu
Index
160GB
Assigns functions to the Fn (Function) button.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Function Menu Settings] t Assigns the desired
function to [Custom 1] to [Custom 6].
Functions that can be assigned to the Fn button
AF/MF Select
Custom 2
Autofocus Mode
Custom 3
Autofocus Area
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Default settings
Custom 1
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Function Menu Settings
Face Detection
Smile Shutter
Soft Skin Effect
Quality
Menu
Auto Port. Framing
ISO
Custom 4
White Balance
Custom 5
Metering Mode
Picture Effect
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DRO/Auto HDR
Custom 6
Creative Style
Flash Mode
Not set
161GB
Sets whether or not to activate the MOVIE button.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [MOVIE Button] t desired setting.
Activates the MOVIE button.
Off
Deactivates the MOVIE button.
Sample photo
On
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Menu
Index
162GB
Assigning functions to the various keys allows you to speed up operations by pressing
the appropriate key on the shooting information screen.
AEL button (NEX-6 only)
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1 MENU t [Setup] t [Custom Key Settings]
t Assigns functions to the soft keys using
[Func. of AEL button] (NEX-6 only) or [Soft
key B Setting].
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Custom Key Settings
Menu
Soft key B
Func. of AEL button (NEX-6 only)
White Balance
AEL toggle (page 165)
Metering Mode
Shoot. Tips
DRO/Auto HDR
AF/MF Select
Picture Effect
Autofocus Mode
Creative Style
Autofocus Area
Flash Mode
Object Tracking
Flash Comp.
Zoom
MF Assist
Face Detection
View on Smartphone
Smile Shutter
Download Appli.
Auto Port. Framing
Application List
Soft Skin Effect
Not set
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AEL hold
Quality
Soft key B Setting
Shoot. Tips
Picture Effect
Autofocus Mode
Creative Style
Zoom
Flash Mode
Face Detection
Flash Comp.
Smile Shutter
MF Assist
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AEL toggle (page 165) (NEX-5R
only)
Soft Skin Effect
View on Smartphone
Quality
Download Appli.
White Balance
Application List
Metering Mode
Not set
Notes
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• [Custom Key Settings] is available with the following shooting modes. A function that has been assigned
to the soft key is called only in the following shooting mode.
– [Manual Exposure]
– [Shutter Priority]
– [Aperture Priority]
– [Program Auto]
• The setting of [Soft key B Setting] cannot be used in the following situations:
– [Object Tracking] function is activated.
– [Autofocus Area] is set to [Flexible Spot]
• The application downloading function may not be available in some countries/regions. In such cases, you
cannot use the application downloading function even if you set [Download Appli.] and [Application
List].
• [Download Appli.] and [Application List] may not be displayed in some countries/regions in which the
application downloading function is not available.
Sample photo
DRO/Auto HDR
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Auto Port. Framing
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164GB
When it is hard to obtain an appropriate exposure for the subject, this function allows
you to lock the exposure by focusing on and measuring the light of an area that has the
desired brightness.
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AEL toggle
NEX-6:
2 Select [AEL toggle].
3 Aim the camera at an area to which you want to match the exposure.
The exposure is set.
4 Press the AEL button.
The exposure is locked, and
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Custom Key Settings] t [Func. of AEL button].
(AE lock) lights up.
5 Focus on your subject and press the shutter button.
NEX-5R:
Menu
6 To cancel the exposure lock, press the AEL button again.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Custom Key Settings] t [Soft key B Setting].
2 Select [AEL toggle].
The soft key B becomes the AEL button.
The exposure is set.
4 Press the AEL button.
The exposure is locked, and
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3 Aim the camera at an area to which you want to match the exposure.
(AE lock) lights up.
5 Focus on your subject and press the shutter button.
6 To cancel the exposure lock, press the AEL button again.
165GB
Sets whether or not to operate the camera using the touch panel.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Touch Operation] t desired setting.
Allows operation using the touch panel.
Off
Does not allow operation using the touch panel.
Notes
• Even if [On] is selected, you cannot operate the camera via the touch panel in the following situations:
– The camera is outputting images to a connected TV.
– The camera is connected to a device via USB.
– An Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately) is used.
Sample photo
On
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Touch Operation (NEX-5R only)
Menu
Index
166GB
Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Beep] t desired setting.
Audible signals will be emitted when you operate the control
wheel, soft keys and control dial. The audible signals also turn
on when you touch the screen (NEX-5R only).
Off
Turns off the audible signal.
Sample photo
On
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Beep
Menu
Index
167GB
Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [
Language] t desired language.
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Language
Sample photo
Menu
Index
168GB
Sets the date and time again.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Date/Time Setup].
3 Select OK.
Daylight Svg.:
Selects [ON] or [OFF].
Date Format:
Selects the date and time display format.
Menu
Notes
• The camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. By using “PlayMemories Home”
on the CD-ROM (supplied), you can print or save images with the date.
• You cannot set the date and time by touching the screen (NEX-5R only).
Sample photo
2 Press the right or left of the control wheel to
select an item, and press the top or bottom
of it to select the desired setting.
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Date/Time Setup
Index
169GB
Sets the area where you are using the camera. This allows you to set the local area when
you use the camera abroad.
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Area Setting
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Area Setting] t
desired setting.
Notes
• You cannot select an area by touching the screen (NEX-5R only).
Sample photo
2 Press the right or left of the control wheel to
select an area.
Menu
Index
170GB
You can set whether to display the help guide when you operate the camera.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Help Guide Display] t desired setting.
Displays the help guide.
Off
Does not display the help guide.
Sample photo
On
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Help Guide Display
Menu
Index
171GB
You can shorten the waiting time until the camera is turned off when it is not being
operated to prevent the battery from being consumed.
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Power Save
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Power Save] t desired setting.
[Power Saving Start Time] is automatically set to [10 Sec].
If you do not operate the camera for a given period of time,
the brightness of the LCD screen is reduced.
Standard
Follows the setting of [Power Saving Start Time].
Sample photo
Max
Notes
• When the AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold separately) is used, this function cannot be set to [Max].
Menu
Index
172GB
You can set time intervals to switch to power save mode. To return to shooting mode,
perform an operation such as pressing the shutter button halfway down.
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Power Saving Start Time
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Power Saving Start Time] t desired setting.
Switches to power save mode after the set time.
5 Min
1 Min
20 Sec
10 Sec
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30 Min
Notes
Menu
• Turn off the camera when you do not use it for a long time.
• When using a lens with power zoom, the lens is retracted after 1 minute from the moment the camera
enters power-save mode if [Power Saving Start Time] is set to [20 Sec] or [10 Sec].
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173GB
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [LCD Brightness] t desired setting.
Allows you to adjust the brightness within the range of –2 to +2.
Sunny Weather
Sets the brightness appropriately for shooting outdoors.
Sample photo
Manual
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LCD Brightness
Menu
Index
174GB
When you use Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately for the NEX-5R), the brightness of
Electronic Viewfinder is automatically adjusted to the ambient lighting conditions.
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Viewfinder Bright.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Viewfinder Bright.]
Auto
Adjusts the brightness automatically.
Manual
Allows you to adjust the brightness within the range of –1 to +1.
Sample photo
2 Look through the viewfinder and select the desired setting.
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175GB
Selects the color of the LCD screen.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Display Color] t desired setting.
Black
Blue
Pink
Turns to the selected color.
Sample photo
White
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Index
176GB
Selects the method used for displaying the wide images.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Wide Image] t desired setting.
Displays the wide images on the entire
screen.
Normal
Displays the wide images and the
operation information on the screen.
Sample photo
Full Screen
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Wide Image
Menu
Index
177GB
Selects the orientation when playing back still images recorded in the portrait position.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Playback Display] t desired setting.
Displays in the portrait position.
Manual Rotate
Displays in the landscape position.
Sample photo
Auto Rotate
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Playback Display
Menu
Index
178GB
When you connect the camera 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.
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HDMI Resolution
1 MENU t [Setup] t [HDMI Resolution] t desired setting.
The camera 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).
Sample photo
Auto
Notes
Menu
• If you cannot display the screen properly with the [Auto] setting, select either [1080i] or [1080p]
depending on the TV to be connected.
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179GB
When connecting the camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync compatible TV with an HDMI cable
(sold separately), you can play back images on your camera by the TV’s remote control
aiming at the TV. See page 205 on “BRAVIA” Sync.
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CTRL FOR HDMI
1 MENU t [Setup] t [CTRL FOR HDMI] t desired setting.
You can operate the camera with the TV remote control.
Off
You do not operate the camera with the TV remote control.
Notes
Sample photo
On
• You can perform the operation of the camera with the remote control of your TV by connecting your
camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync compatible TV.
Menu
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180GB
Selects the appropriate USB connection method for each computer or USB device
connected to the camera.
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USB Connection
1 MENU t [Setup] t [USB Connection] t desired setting.
Mass Storage
Establishes a Mass Storage connection between the camera, a
computer, and other USB devices.
MTP
Establishes an MTP connection between the camera and a
computer or other USB device. Computers running Windows 7
are connected in MTP, and the unique functions of MTP are
enabled. With computers running a different OS (Windows
Vista/XP, Mac OS X), the AutoPlay Wizard appears, and the
still images in the recording folder on the camera are imported to
the computer.
Menu
Establishes a Mass Storage or MTP connection automatically, in
accordance with a computer or other USB devices to be
connected. Windows 7 computers are connected in MTP, and its
unique functions are enabled to use.
Sample photo
Auto
Notes
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• The connection may take a long time when [Auto] is selected.
• If the camera is not recognized by the computer, set [USB Connection] to [Mass Storage].
181GB
Allows you to clean the image sensor.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Cleaning Mode] t OK.
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Cleaning Mode
The message “After cleaning, turn camera off. Continue?” appears.
2 Select OK.
4 Detach the lens.
5 Use the blower to clean the image sensor
surface and the surrounding area.
Sample photo
The anti-dust is activated automatically.
3 Turn the camera off.
6 Attach the lens.
Menu
Notes
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• A blower is not supplied with the camera. Use a commercially available blower.
• Cleaning can be performed only when the battery level is
(3 remaining battery icons) or more. The
use of an AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold separately) is recommended.
• Do not use a spray type blower as it may scatter water droplets inside the camera body.
• Do not put the tip of a blower into the cavity beyond the lens mount area, so that the tip of the blower
does not touch the image sensor.
• Hold the camera’s face downward to prevent the dust from entering in the camera.
• Do not apply a mechanical shock to the camera during cleaning.
• When cleaning the image sensor with a blower, do not blow too hard.
182GB
Enables you to perform calibration when the touch panel buttons do not react at the
appropriate points where you touch.
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Calibration (NEX-5R only)
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Calibration].
Sample photo
2 Touch the center of the × mark displayed on
the screen in order.
Notes
• If you touch [Cancel] to stop calibration mid-way, any adjustments made up to that point are not applied.
• If you fail to touch the right spot, the calibration is not performed. Touch the center of the × mark again.
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183GB
Displays the version of your camera and lens. Confirm the version when a firmware
update is released.
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Version
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Version].
Sample photo
Notes
• An update can be performed only when the battery level is
(3 remaining battery icons) or more. We
recommend that you use a sufficiently charged battery pack or the AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold
separately).
Menu
Index
184GB
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].
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Demo Mode
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Demo Mode] t desired setting.
The demonstration begins automatically when the camera is not
operated for about 1 minute. Only protected AVCHD movies are
available. Select the oldest movie file in [AVCHD View] and
protect it.
Off
Does not show the demonstration.
Sample photo
On
Notes
Menu
• You can set this item only when the camera is powered by the AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold separately).
• Even if [On] is selected, the camera does not start a demonstration when there is no movie recorded on
the memory card.
• When [On] is selected, the camera does not switch to power save mode.
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185GB
Initializes the setting to the default setting.
Even if you activate [Initialize], the images are retained.
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Initialize
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Initialize] t the desired setting.
Initializes the main setting to the default settings.
Factory Reset
Initializes the settings to the default settings.
Menu
• The following settings are not reset:
– [Language]
– [Date/Time Setup]
– Faces registered with [Face Registration]
– Settings registered with [AF Micro Adj.]
– Downloaded application
– Service account information of “PlayMemories Camera Apps”
registered in the camera
– Access point information registered in the camera
– Smartphone information registered in the camera
– File number
Sample photo
Reset Default
• [Language] and [Area Setting] are not reset.
• Even settings that are not reset using [Reset Default] may be reset,
including Wi-Fi settings, downloaded applications and file numbers,
etc.
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Notes
• Be sure not to turn off the camera while resetting.
• In some cases, nothing may appear on the screen for about 10 seconds after you execute [Initialize].
186GB
Formats the memory card. When you use a memory card with this camera for the first
time, it is recommended that you format the card using the camera 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.
Notes
• Formatting permanently erases all data including even protected images.
• During the format, the access lamp lights up. Do not eject the memory card while the lamp is lit.
• Format the memory card using the camera. If you format the memory card on a computer, it may not be
usable with the camera, depending on the format type used.
• You cannot format a memory card when the remaining battery is less than 1 %.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Format] t OK.
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Format
Menu
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187GB
Selects the method to use to assign file numbers to still images and MP4 movies.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [File Number] t desired setting.
The camera does not reset numbers, and assigns numbers to files
in sequence until the number reaches “9999.”
Reset
The camera resets numbers when a file is recorded in a new
folder and assigns numbers to files from “0001.” When the
recording folder contains a file, a number one higher than the
largest number is assigned.
Sample photo
Series
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File Number
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Index
188GB
Still images you shoot are recorded in a folder that is automatically created under the
DCIM folder on the memory card. You can change the folder name form.
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Folder Name
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Folder Name] t desired setting.
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: 10020405 (Folder number: 100, date: 04/05/2012)
Sample photo
Standard Form
Notes
• The movie folder form is fixed as “folder number + ANV01”. You cannot change this name.
Menu
Index
189GB
When a [Standard Form] folder is selected under [Folder Name] and there are 2 or more
folders, you can select the recording folder to which still images and MP4 movies are
recorded.
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Select Shoot. Folder
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Select Shoot. Folder] t desired folder.
Sample photo
Notes
• You cannot select the folder when you select the [Date Form] setting.
• Movie (MP4) files are recorded in a folder for movies that has the same number as the selected folder for
still images.
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190GB
Creates a new folder in the memory card to which still images and MP4 movies are
recorded.
Images are recorded in the newly created folder until you create another folder or select
another recording folder.
A new folder is created with a folder number one greater than the largest folder number
currently used.
Notes
Menu
• A folder for still images and a folder for MP4 movies that have the same number are created at the same
time.
• When you insert a memory card that was used with other equipment into the camera and shoot images, a
new folder may be automatically created.
• Up to 4,000 images in total can be stored in the folders for still images or movies, respectively, with the
same number. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new folder is created automatically.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Setup] t [New Folder].
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New Folder
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191GB
When inconsistencies are caused in the image database file by processing files on
computers, etc., images on the memory card will not be played back on this camera. If
these inconsistencies happen, the camera repairs the file.
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Recover Image DB
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Recover Image DB] t OK.
Notes
• Use a sufficiently charged battery. Low battery power during repairing can cause damage to data.
Sample photo
The [Recover Image DB] screen is displayed, and the camera repairs the file.
Wait until repairs are complete.
Menu
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192GB
Displays the remaining recording time of movies on the memory card. Number of
recordable still images is also displayed.
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Display Card Space
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Display Card Space].
Sample photo
Menu
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193GB
Sets whether or not you use the upload function when using an Eye-Fi card
(commercially available). This item appears when an Eye-Fi card is inserted in the
camera.
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Upload Settings
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Upload Settings] t desired setting.
Enables the upload function. The icon on the screen changes
according to the communication status of the camera.
Standby. No images are to be sent.
Connecting.
Upload standby.
Uploading.
Error
Off
Disables the upload function.
Menu
Notes
•
•
•
•
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[Power Save] does not work while the camera is uploading images.
Eye-Fi cards are sold in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, and some countries in the EU (as of June in 2012).
For more information, 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.
• Do not use an Eye-Fi card inserted in the camera on an airplane. If an Eye-Fi card is inserted in the
camera, set [Upload Settings] to [Off].
is displayed on the screen when [Upload Settings] is set to
[Off].
• You cannot use the Wi-Fi network function when using a memory card with Eye-Fi wireless function,
etc.
Sample photo
On
Transferring images using an Eye-Fi card
1 Set your Wi-Fi network or destination on the Eye-Fi card.
For details, refer to the manual supplied with the Eye-Fi card.
2 Insert the Eye-Fi card you have set up into the camera, and shoot still
images.
Images are transferred to your computer, etc., automatically via the Wi-Fi network.
Notes
• When you use a brand-new Eye-Fi card for the first time, copy the install file of Eye-Fi manager recorded
on the card to your computer before formatting the card.
• Use an Eye-Fi card after updating the firmware to the latest version. For details, refer to the operating
instructions that comes with the Eye-Fi card.
• The power save function of the camera does not work while it is transferring images.
• If
(error) is displayed, remove the memory card and reinsert it, or turn the camera off and then on
again. If
appears again, the Eye-Fi card may be damaged.
• Wi-Fi network communication may be influenced by other communication devices. If the
communication status is poor, move closer to the access point of the Wi-Fi network.
• For details on the file types that can be uploaded, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the
Eye-Fi card.
• This product does not support the Eye-Fi “Endless Memory Mode.” Be sure that “Endless Memory
Mode” of an Eye-Fi card is turned off before inserting it into the camera.
194GB
If your access point has the WPS button, you can register the access point to the camera
easily by pushing the WPS button.
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WPS Push
1 MENU t [Setup] t [WPS Push].
Notes
• Depending on the access point, [WPS Push] may not be available. In such cases, follow the steps for
[Access Point Settings] and register your access point (page 196).
• When aboard an airplane, turn off the camera.
Sample photo
2 Press the WPS button on the access point you want to register.
Menu
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195GB
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.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Access Point
Settings].
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Access Point Settings
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:
* For the input method, refer to “How to use the keyboard.”
If you select [Manual Registration], input the SSID name of the access point t select the
security system.
Menu
Select [Manual Setting] and set the access point.
3 Input the password.
Access points that do not display
password to be entered.
do not require a
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4 Select [Memory], then register the settings.
Notes
• When aboard an airplane, turn off the camera.
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When manual character entry is required, a keyboard is displayed on the screen.
Select the desired button using the top/bottom/right/left areas of the control wheel and
enter by pressing the center.
You can operate the keyboard by touching the screen (NEX-5R only).
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How to use the keyboard
Sample photo
Screen
names
Functions
The characters you entered are displayed. If you input characters
exceeding the set number of characters, b is displayed on the screen.
(2)
Switch
character
types
Each time you press the center of the control wheel, character types are
switched among alphabet letters, numerals and symbols.
You can switch the character types by touching the screen (NEX-5R
only).
(3)
Keyboard
Each time you press the center of the control wheel, the character that
you enter will be displayed.
For example: If you want to enter “abd”
Select the key for “abc” and press the center of the control wheel once
to display “a” t select “,” to move the cursor (4) and press the
center of the control wheel t select the key for “abc” and press the
center of the control wheel twice to display “b” t select the key for
“def” and press the center of the control wheel once to display “d”
You can enter a character by touching the screen (NEX-5R only).
(4)
Move
cursor
Moves the cursor in the input box to the right or left.
(5)
Delete
Deletes the character preceding the cursor.
(6)
M
Switches the next character to a capital or small letter.
(7)
Space
Enters a space.
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Input box
Menu
(1)
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Depending on the status or the setting method of your access point, you may want to set
more items.
Functions
Selects [On] or [Off] for [Priority Connection].
WPS PIN
Displays the IP address you enter into the connected device.
IP Address
Setting
Selects [Auto] or [Manual Setting].
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 Setting], enter the IP address
to match your network environment.
Menu
Notes
• To give the registered access point priority, set [Priority Connection] to [On].
Sample photo
Screen names
Priority
Connection
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Other setting items
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198GB
You can change the device name under Wi-Fi Direct.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Edit Device Name].
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Edit Device Name
2 Select the input box, then input the device name t OK.
Sample photo
For input method, refer to “How to use the keyboard” (page 197).
Menu
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199GB
Displays the MAC address of the camera.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Disp MAC Address].
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Disp MAC Address
Sample photo
Menu
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200GB
The camera shares the connection information for [View on Smartphone] with a device
that has permission to connect. If you want to change the device that is permitted to
connect to the camera, reset the connection information by following these steps.
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Reset View on Smartphone
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Reset View on Smartphone] t OK.
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Notes
• After resetting the connection information, you must register the Smartphone again.
Menu
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Resets all the network settings to default settings.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Reset Network Settings].
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Connecting with other equipment
To view images on the camera using a TV, an HDMI cable (sold separately) and an HD
TV equipped with an HDMI connector are required. Refer also to the operating
instructions supplied with the TV.
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1 Turn off both your camera and the TV.
NEX-6:
NEX-5R:
1 To the HDMI
connector
1 To the HDMI
connector
HDMI cable
HDMI cable
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2 Connect the camera to the TV with an HDMI cable (sold separately).
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2 To the HDMI terminal
2 To the HDMI terminal
3 Turn on the TV and switch the input.
(Playback) button to select
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV screen. Select the desired image with the
control wheel.
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4 Turn on the camera, and then press the
playback mode.
Notes
• Some devices may not work properly.
• Sounds are output only while recording or playing back movies, when the camera is connected with an
HDMI cable.
• Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo.
• Use an HDMI mini connector on one end (for the camera), and a plug suitable for connecting your TV on
the other end.
• Do not connect the camera and equipment to be connected using output terminals. This may cause a
malfunction.
• The peaking function is not enabled when the camera is connected using an HDMI cable.
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This camera 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 Full HD quality.
“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 TV.
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By connecting the camera to a TV that supports “BRAVIA” Sync using an HDMI cable
(sold separately), you can operate the camera with the TV Remote Control.
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Using “BRAVIA” Sync
1 Connect a TV that supports “BRAVIA” Sync to the camera.
2 Press the SYNC MENU button on the TV Remote Control.
3 Operate with the buttons on the TV Remote Control.
Operation
Plays back images automatically.
Play 1 Image
Returns to the single-image screen.
Image Index
Switches to the image index screen.
Still/Movie Select
Allows you to determine how to group the playback images.
Delete
Deletes the image.
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Item
Slide Show
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The input is automatically switched and the image shot with the camera appears on the
TV screen.
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• The operations available are restricted when the camera is connected to a TV using an HDMI cable.
• Only TVs that support “BRAVIA” Sync can provide SYNC MENU operations. The SYNC MENU
operations differ depending on the TV connected. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the TV.
• If the camera performs unwanted operations in response to the TV Remote Control when the camera is
connected to another manufacturer’s TV using an HDMI connection, operate MENU t [Setup] t
[CTRL FOR HDMI] t [Off].
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Following applications are contained on the CD-ROM (supplied) to allow more versatile
use of images shot with your camera.
• “Image Data Converter”
You can open RAW format image files.
• “PlayMemories Home”
You can import still images or movies recorded with the camera to your computer so
that you can view them, and use various convenient features to enhance the images
you have shot.
For detailed notes on installation, also see page 208.
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• Use “Image Data Converter” to play back RAW images.
• “PlayMemories Home” is not compatible with Mac computers. When you play back images on Mac
computers, use the appropriate application software supplied with the Mac computer.
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Recommended computer environment
(Windows)
The following computer environment is recommended when using the supplied software
and importing images via a USB connection.
Microsoft Windows XP* SP3/Windows Vista** SP2/Windows 7
SP1
“PlayMemories
Home”
CPU: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster
For playing/editing the High Definition movies: Intel Core Duo
1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster (Intel
Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (AVC HD (FX/FH), Intel Core 2
Duo 2.40 GHz or faster (AVC HD (PS)))
Memory: Windows XP 512 MB or more (1 GB or more is
recommended), Windows Vista/Windows 7 1 GB or more
Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation—approximately
500 MB
Display: Screen resolution—1024 × 768 dots or more
“Image Data
Converter Ver.4”
CPU/Memory: Pentium 4 or faster/1 GB or more
Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more
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* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0
or later is required to use the function for creating discs.
** Starter (Edition) is not supported.
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The following computer environment is recommended when using the supplied software
and importing images via a USB connection.
USB Connection: Mac OS X v10.3 – v10.8
“Image Data Converter Ver.4”: Mac OS X v10.5 – v10.8
“Image Data
Converter Ver.4”
CPU: Intel processor, such as Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2
Duo
Memory: 1 GB or more is recommended.
Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more
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• Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described above
or in a multi-boot environment.
• If you connect 2 or more USB devices to one computer at the same time, this camera may not operate,
depending on the types of USB devices you are using.
• Connecting the camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) allows
advanced transfer (high speed transfer), as the camera is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0).
• When your computer resumes activity from suspend or sleep mode, communication between the camera
and your computer may not recover at the same time.
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Using the software
Installing the software (Windows)
Log on as Administrator.
The installation menu screen appears.
• If the installation menu screen does not appear, double-click [Computer] (For Windows XP: [My
Computer]) t
(PMHOME) t [Install.exe].
• If the AutoPlay screen appears, select “Run Install.exe” and follow the instructions that appear on the
screen to proceed with the installation.
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1 Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the
CD-ROM drive.
2 Connect the camera to the computer (page 211).
3 Click [Install].
• When the restarting confirmation message appears, restart the computer following the instructions
on the screen.
• DirectX may be installed depending on the system environment of your computer.
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Make sure that both “Image Data Converter” and “PlayMemories Home” are checked and
follow the instructions on the screen.
4 Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete.
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The following software is installed and shortcut icons appear on the desktop.
“Image Data Converter”
“PlayMemories Home”
“PlayMemories Home Help Guide”
Notes
• If “PMB” (Picture Motion Browser) supplied with a camera that was purchased before 2011 has already
been installed on the computer, “PMB” will be overwritten by “PlayMemories Home,” and you may be
unable to use some functions of “PMB” that were previously available.
Installing the software (Mac)
Log on as Administrator.
1 Turn on your Mac computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the
CD-ROM drive.
2 Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
3 Copy the [IDC_INST.pkg] file in the [MAC] folder to the hard disk icon.
4 Double-click the [IDC_INST.pkg] file in the destination folder.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
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With “Image Data Converter”, you can do the following:
• You can play back and edit images recorded in RAW format with various corrections,
such as tone curve and sharpness.
• You can adjust images with white balance, exposure, and [Creative Style], etc.
• You can save the images displayed and edited on a computer.
You can either save the image as RAW format or save it in the general file format.
• You can display and compare the RAW images and JPEG images recorded by this
camera.
• You can rank images in 5 grades.
• You can apply color labels.
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Refer to [Help].
Click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Image Data Converter] t [Help] t [Image Data
Converter Ver.4].
“Image Data Converter” support page (English only)
http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/
With “PlayMemories Home”, you can do the following:
• You can import images shot with the camera to your computer and display them on the
computer.
• You can organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view
them.
• You can retouch (Red Eye Correction, etc.), print, send still images as e-mail
attachments and change the shooting date.
• You can print or save still images with the date.
• You can trim and resize images.
• You can create a Blu-ray Disc, AVCHD disc or DVD disc from AVCHD movies
imported to a computer. (An internet connection environment is required when a Bluray Disc/DVD disc is created for the first time.)
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Using “PlayMemories Home”
Notes
• “PlayMemories Home” is not compatible with Mac computers. When you play back images on Mac
computers, use the appropriate application software supplied with the Mac computer.
• 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, you must store your movies on a
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Refer to “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”
Double-click the shortcut of
(PlayMemories Home Help Guide) on the desktop, or click
[Start] t [All Programs] t [PlayMemories Home] t [PlayMemories Home Help
Guide].
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“PlayMemories Home” support page (English only)
http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/
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2 Turn on the camera and the computer.
3 Connect the camera to your computer.
When a USB connection is established for the first time, your computer automatically runs a
program to recognize the camera. Wait for a while.
NEX-6:
1 To a USB terminal of the computer
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1 Insert a sufficiently charged battery pack into the camera, or connect the
camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the AC-PW20 AC Adaptor
(sold separately).
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NEX-5R:
1 To a USB terminal of the computer
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USB cable
(supplied)
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2 To the USB terminal
USB cable
(supplied)
2 To the USB terminal
Importing images to the computer (Windows)
“PlayMemories Home” allows you to easily import images.
For details on “PlayMemories Home” functions, see the “PlayMemories Home Help
Guide.”
Importing images to the computer without using “PlayMemories
Home”
When the AutoPlay Wizard appears after making a USB connection between the camera
and a computer, click [Open folder to view files] t [OK] t [DCIM] or [MP_ROOT]
t copy the desired images to the computer.
Notes
• For operations such as importing AVCHD movies to the computer, use “PlayMemories Home.”
• When the camera is connected to the computer, if you operate AVCHD movies or folders from the
connected computer, images may be damaged or cannot be played. 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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1 Connect the camera to your Mac computer first. Double-click the newly
recognized icon on the desktop t the folder where the images you want
to import are stored.
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2 Drag and drop the image files to the hard disk icon.
The image is displayed.
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The image files are copied to the hard disk.
3 Double-click the hard disk icon t the desired image file in the folder
containing the copied files.
For details on other software for Mac computers, access the following URL:
http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
1 Double-click the disconnect icon on the task
bar.
• For Windows 7, click
, and then click
Windows Vista
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Complete steps 1 and 2 below before performing the following operations:
• Disconnecting the USB cable.
• Removing the memory card.
• Turning off the camera.
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Disconnecting the camera from the computer
.
2 Click
(Safely remove USB Mass Storage
Device).
Disconnect icon
Notes
• Drag and drop the icon of the memory card or the drive icon to the “Trash” icon beforehand when you use
a Mac computer, and the camera is disconnected from the computer.
• With Windows 7, the disconnect icon may not be displayed. In such cases, you can disconnect without
following the above procedure.
• Do not disconnect the USB cable when the access lamp is lit. The data may be damaged.
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Depending on the disc type, playable devices may vary. Select the method that suits your
disc player.
There are two ways to create a movie disc. Use “PlayMemories Home” on your
computer or create a disc with devices other than a computer such as a recorder.
Record setting available Player
PS
FX
FH
Blu-ray Disc playback
devices
(Sony Blu-ray Disc player,
PlayStation®3, etc.)
You can keep high-definition
image quality (HD)
–*
–*
–*
Ordinary DVD playback
devices
(DVD player, computer that
can play DVD, etc.)
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–*
You can keep standard definition
image quality (STD)
–*
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You can keep high-definition
image quality (HD) (AVCHD
recording disc)
AVCHD format playback
devices
(Sony Blu-ray Disc player,
PlayStation®3, etc.)
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Disc type/usage
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* You can create a disc if you reduce the image quality using “PlayMemories Home.”
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Characteristics of each type of disc
Description
A Blu-ray Disc enables you to record high definition
image quality (HD) movies of a longer duration than
DVD discs.
High-definition image quality
(HD) (AVCHD recording disc)
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.
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Standard definition image quality
(STD)
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.
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High-definition image quality
(HD)
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Disc type
Features
DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+R DL
Non-rewritable
DVD-RW/DVD+RW
Rewritable
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You can use 12 cm discs of following type with “PlayMemories Home.” For Blu-ray Disc,
see page 215.
• Always maintain your PlayStation®3 to use the latest version of the PlayStation®3 system software.
• The PlayStation®3 may not be available in some countries/regions.
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You can create a high definition image quality (HD) AVCHD recording disc from
AVCHD movies imported to a computer using the software “PlayMemories Home.”
1 Start up [PlayMemories Home] and click
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Creating a high definition image quality (HD) disc
(AVCHD recording disc)
(Create Discs).
3 Select the AVCHD movies you want to write.
4 Click [Add].
• You can also add movies by a drag and drop operation.
5 Create the disc, following the instructions on the screen.
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2 Select [AVCHD (HD)] from the drop-down list for selecting a disc.
Notes
Install “PlayMemories Home” beforehand.
Still images and MP4 movie files cannot be recorded on the AVCHD recording disc.
It may take a long time to create a disc.
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.
You can play back the discs using “PlayMemories Home.” Select the DVD drive that hold
the disc and click [Player for AVCHD] on “PlayMemories Home.”
See “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” for details.
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z Playing AVCHD recording disc on a computer
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•
•
•
•
• Movies may not be played smoothly depending on the computer environment.
Creating a Blu-ray Disc
You can create a Blu-ray Disc with AVCHD movies previously imported to a computer.
Your computer must support the creation of a Blu-ray Disc.
BD-R (non-rewritable) and BD-RE (rewritable) media can be used to create a Blu-ray
Disc. You cannot add contents to either type of disc once it has been created.
To create Blu-ray Discs with “PlayMemories Home,” you have to install proprietary
add-on software. For details, access the following URL:
http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/BDUW/
An Internet connection environment is required to install the add-on software.
See “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” for details.
Notes
• To play back a Blu-ray Disc created from movies recorded in [60p 28M(PS)] or [50p 28M(PS)] format, a
device compatible with AVCHD standard Ver.2.0 is required.
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You can create a standard definition image quality (STD) disc from AVCHD movies
imported to a computer using supplied software “PlayMemories Home.”
1 Start up [PlayMemories Home] and click
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(STD) disc on a computer
(Create Discs).
3 Select the AVCHD movies you want to write.
4 Click [Add].
• You can also add movies by a drag and drop operation.
5 Create the disc, following the instructions on the screen.
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2 Select [DVD-Video (STD)] from the drop-down list for selecting a disc.
Notes
You can create a disc with a Blu-ray Disc recorder etc.
The disc type you can create depends on the device used.
Device
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Creating a movie disc with a device other than a
computer
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• Install “PlayMemories Home” beforehand.
• MP4 movie files cannot be recorded on a disc.
• It will take a longer time to create a disc because AVCHD movies are converted to standard definition
image quality (STD) movies.
• An Internet connection environment is required when creating a DVD-Video (STD) disc for the first
time.
Disc type
Blu-ray Disc recorder: You can
create a Blu-ray Disc or DVD with
standard image quality (STD).
High-definition
image quality
(HD)
Standard
definition image
quality (STD)
HDD recorder, etc.: You can
create a DVD with standard image
quality (STD).
Standard definition image quality
(STD)
Notes
• For details on creating a disc, refer to the operating instructions that comes with the device used.
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You cannot print RAW images.
When you print images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off.
You cannot print panoramic images depending on the printer.
When you print at a shop, note the followings.
– Consult your photo printing service shop as to what types of memory card they handle.
– A memory card adaptor (sold separately) may be necessary. Consult your photo printing service shop.
– Before you take image data to a shop, always copy (back up) your data to other media.
– You cannot set the number of prints.
– If you want to superimpose dates on images, consult your photo printing service shop.
• The camera is not compatible with “PictBridge.”
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•
•
•
•
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You can print still images using the following methods.
• Printing directly using a printer which supports your memory card type
For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the printer.
• Printing using a computer
You can import images to a computer using the “PlayMemories Home” software and
print the images. You can insert the date on the image and print the image. For details,
see the “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”
• Printing at a shop
You can take a memory card containing images shot with the camera to a photo
printing service shop. As long as the shop supports photo printing services conforming
to DPOF, you can make a
(Print order) mark on images in advance in the
playback mode so that you do not have to reselect the images when you print them out
at the shop.
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Adding
Application
functions to the camera
Recommended computer environment
(Windows)
Microsoft Windows XP* SP3/Windows Vista** SP2/Windows 7
SP1
Browser
Internet Explorer 8* or 9*
Disk space required
for installation
Approx. 10 MB
Display
1024 × 768 dots or more
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The following computer environments are needed when you download an application
and add a function to the camera.
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You can add the desired functions to your camera by connecting to the application
downloading website
(PlayMemories Camera Apps) via the Internet. For example,
the following functions are available:
• You can control the camera using a Smartphone.
• You can use various effects for shooting images.
• You can upload images to network services directly from the camera.
Some applications may be fee-based.
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(Application downloading)
* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
** Starter (Edition) is not supported.
Recommended computer environment (Mac)
The following computer environments are needed when you download an application
and add a function to the camera.
OS (pre-installed)
Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6, v10.7*
CPU
Intel processor
Browser
Safari 5
Disk space required
for installation
Approx. 10 MB
Display
1024 × 768 dots or more
* 32-bit kernel is not supported.
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Starting up downloading services
1 Access the application downloading website.
http://www.sony.net/pmca
Follow the instructions on the screen to download the desired application to the camera.
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2 Follow the instructions on the screen and acquire a service account.
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• The application downloading function may not be available in some countries and regions. For details,
refer to the application downloading website above.
Downloading applications
1 Access the application downloading website.
http://www.sony.net/pmca
Connect the computer and the camera using the micro
USB cable (supplied), following the instructions on the
screen.
1 To a USB terminal of the computer
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2 Select the desired application and download
the application to the camera following the
instructions on the screen.
USB cable
(supplied)
2 To the USB terminal
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function of the camera
You can download applications using the Wi-Fi function without connecting to a computer.
Select MENU t [Application] t
(PlayMemories Camera Apps), then follow the
instructions on the screen to download applications.
Acquire a service account in advance.
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1 Select MENU t [Application] t [Application Management] t [Manage
and Remove].
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Uninstalling applications
2 Select the application to be uninstalled.
3 Select
to uninstall the application.
Changing the order of applications
1 Select MENU t [Application] t [Application Management] t [Sort].
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The uninstalled application can be re-installed. For details, see the application downloading
website.
2 Select the application of which you want to change the order.
3 Select the destination.
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Confirming the account information of
“PlayMemories Camera Apps”
1 Select MENU t [Application] t [Application Management] t [Display
Account Information].
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The account information of “Sony Entertainment Network” which is registered on the camera
is displayed.
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Launch an application that has been downloaded from the application downloading
website
(PlayMemories Camera Apps).
Notes
• When using an application which is downloaded from website, you cannot use [Touch Shutter] (NEX-5R
only).
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1 Select MENU t [Application] t desired application to launch.
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application
z How to launch the applications faster
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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 (page 163).
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Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with the camera, try the following solutions.
1 Check the items on pages 222 to 228.
3 Reset the settings (page 186).
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4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
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2 Remove the battery pack, wait for about 1 minute, re-insert
the battery pack, and then turn on the power.
Battery pack and power
The battery pack cannot be installed.
The remaining battery level indicator shows an incorrect level or power runs out
quickly despite the indicator showing sufficient battery level.
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• When you insert the battery pack, use the tip of the battery pack to push the lock lever.
• You can only use an NP-FW50 battery pack. Make sure that the battery is NP-FW50.
• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location.
• The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack.
• The battery pack is dead. Replace the battery pack with a new one.
Cannot turn on the camera.
• Install the battery pack correctly.
• The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack.
• The battery pack is dead. Replace the battery pack with a new one.
The power turns off suddenly.
• When the camera or battery pack is too warm, the camera displays a warning message and turns off
automatically to protect the camera.
• If you do not operate the camera for given period of time, the camera turns to power saving mode. To
cancel the power save, operate the camera, such as pressing the shutter button halfway down
(page 173).
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The charge lamp on the camera flashes when charging the battery pack.
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The battery has not been charged even if the charge lamp on the camera has
turned off.
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• You can use an NP-FW50 battery pack only. Make sure that the battery is NP-FW50.
• If you charge a battery pack that has not been used for a long time, the charge lamp on the camera may
flash.
• The charge lamp flashes in two ways, fast (about 0.3-second intervals) or slow (about 1.3-second
intervals). If the charge lamp is flashing fast, remove the battery pack and reattach the same battery
pack securely, or disconnect and reconnect the USB cable. If the charge lamp flashes fast again, it
suggests that there is something wrong with the battery pack, AC Adaptor (supplied), or USB cable.
Slow flashing indicates that charging is suspended because the ambient temperature is outside the
suitable range for charging the battery pack. Charging will resume and the charge lamp will be lit
when the ambient temperature returns to within the suitable temperature. The optimal temperature for
charging the battery pack is between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F).
• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location. The optimal
temperature for charging the battery pack is between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F).
• When the battery pack is not charged (the charge lamp does not light) even if you follow the proper
charging procedure, remove the battery pack and re-insert the same battery pack securely, or
disconnect and reconnect the USB cable.
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The battery pack is not charged.
Shooting images
• If you do not operate the camera for given period of time, the camera turns to power saving mode. To
cancel the power save, operate the camera by means such as pressing the shutter button halfway down
(page 173).
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Nothing is displayed on the LCD screen when the power is turned on.
The shutter does not release.
• 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 recording position.
• Check the free capacity of the memory card.
• You cannot record images while charging the flash.
• The lens is not attached properly. Attach the lens properly.
Recording takes a long time.
• The noise reduction function is turned on (pages 150, 151). This is not a malfunction.
• You are shooting in RAW mode (page 101). Since the RAW data file is large, the RAW mode
shooting may take time.
• [Auto HDR] is processing an image (page 111).
The image is out of focus.
•
•
•
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The subject is too close. Check the minimum focal distance of the lens.
You are shooting in manual focus mode. Set [AF/MF Select] to [Autofocus] (page 79).
Ambient light is insufficient.
The subject may require special focusing. Use the [Flexible Spot] (page 81) or manual focus function
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The flash does not work.
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• Pop up the flash (NEX-6) or raise the flash (NEX-5R).
• You cannot use a flash with the following recording mode:
– [Bracket: Cont.]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Night Scene], [Hand-held Twilight] and [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection]
– Movie recording
• Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air reflected the flash light and appeared on the image. This is not a
malfunction.
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.
• If the subject is beyond the flash range (the distance that the flash can reach), the pictures will be dark
because the flash light does not reach the subject. If the ISO is changed, the flash range also changes
with it.
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The image taken with the flash is too dark.
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Fuzzy white circular spots appear on images shot using the flash.
The date and time are recorded incorrectly.
The aperture value and/or shutter speed flashes.
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• Set the correct date and time (page 169).
• The area selected with [Area Setting] is different from the actual area. Set the actual area by selecting
MENU t [Setup] t [Area Setting].
• The subject is too bright or too dark, and the camera’s adjustable range for the aperture value and/or
shutter speed is exceeded. Adjust the setting again.
The image is whitish (Flare).
Blurring of light appears on the image (Ghosting).
• The picture was taken under backlit conditions, and excessive light has entered the lens. When using
the zoom lens, attach a lens hood.
The corners of the picture are too dark.
• If any filter or hood is used, take it off and try shooting again. Depending on the thickness of the filter
and improper attachment of the hood, the filter or the hood may partially appear in the image. The
optical properties of some lenses may cause the periphery of the image to appear too dark (insufficient
light). You may compensate for this phenomenon with [Lens Comp.: Shading] (page 152).
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The eyes of the subject come out red.
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• Activate the [Red Eye Reduction] function (page 132).
• Get close to the subject, and shoot the subject within the flash range using the flash.
Dots appear and remain on the LCD screen.
• This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded.
• 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 (page 77). [Hand-held Twilight] (page 68) and [Anti Motion Blur]
(page 68) in [Scene Selection] are also effective in reducing blur.
The exposure value is flashing on the LCD screen or the viewfinder.
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The image is blurred.
• The subject is too bright or too dark for the metering range of the camera.
The self-timer lamp does not flash (NEX-5R only).
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• When the LCD screen is tilted upward about 180 degrees with [Self-portrait Self-timer] set to [On]
and the camera is ready to take a self-portrait, the self-timer lamp does not flash.
Viewing images
Images cannot be played back.
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• 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 that of your camera, playback on your camera is not guaranteed.
• The camera is in USB mode. Disconnecting the camera from the computer (page 212).
• Use “PlayMemories Home” to copy images stored on your computer to your camera to play them
back on your camera.
Deleting/Editing images
The image cannot be deleted.
• Cancel the protection (page 127).
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 (page 127).
A DPOF mark cannot be put.
• You cannot place DPOF marks on RAW images.
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Computers
Not sure if the OS of the computer is compatible with the camera.
• Check “Recommended computer environment” (page 206).
The computer does not recognize the camera.
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• Check that the camera is turned on.
• When the battery level is low, install the charged battery pack, or use the AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold
separately).
• Use the USB cable (supplied) for connection.
• Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it again firmly.
• Set [USB Connection] to [Mass Storage] (page 181).
• Disconnect all equipment other than the camera, the keyboard and the mouse from the USB terminals
of your computer.
• Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other device.
Cannot copy images.
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• Make the USB connection by properly connecting the camera with your computer (page 211).
• Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS.
• When you shoot images with a memory card formatted by a computer, you may not be able to copy
the images to a computer. Shoot using a memory card formatted by your camera.
Cannot play back images on a computer.
The image and sound are interrupted by noise when viewing a movie on a
computer.
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• If you are using “PlayMemories Home,” refer to the “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”
• Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
• You are playing back the movie directly from the memory card. Import the movie to your computer
using “PlayMemories Home” and play it back.
After making a USB connection, “PlayMemories Home” does not start
automatically.
• Make the USB connection after the computer is turned on (page 211).
Memory card
Cannot insert a memory card.
• Insertion direction of the memory card is wrong. Insert the memory card in the correct direction.
Cannot record on a memory card.
• The memory card is full. Delete unnecessary images (pages 41, 115).
• An incompatible memory card is inserted.
Formatted the memory card by mistake.
• All the data on the memory card is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore the data.
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Cannot print images.
• RAW images cannot be printed. To print RAW images, first convert them to JPEG images using
“Image Data Converter” on the supplied CD-ROM.
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The color of the image is strange.
Images are printed with both edges cut off.
Cannot print images with the date.
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• Using “PlayMemories Home,” you can print images with date.
• The camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. However, because the images
shot with the camera include information on the recording date, 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.
• When you print images at a shop, images can be printed with the date if you ask them to do so.
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• 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 the 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.
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• When you print the images recorded in [AdobeRGB] mode using sRGB printers that are not
compatible with Adobe RGB (DCF2.0/Exif2.21 or later), the images are printed at a lower saturation.
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The lens gets fogged.
• Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour before using
it.
The message “Set Area/Date/Time.” appears when the camera is turned on.
• The camera has been left unused for sometime with a low battery or no battery pack. Charge the
battery pack and set the date again (page 169). If the message appears every time you charge the
battery pack, the internal rechargeable battery may be exhausted. Consult your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
The date and time are recorded incorrectly.
• Correct or check the date and time setting by selecting MENU t [Setup] t [Date/Time Setup].
The number of recordable images does not decrease, or decreases 2 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.
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The setting is reset without the resetting operation.
The camera does not work properly.
“--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 (page 187).
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• Turn off the camera. Remove the battery pack and insert it again. If the camera is hot, remove the
battery pack, and allow it to cool down before trying this corrective procedure.
• If an AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold separately) is used, disconnect the power cord. Connect the power
cord and turn on the camera again. If the camera does not work after trying these solutions, consult
your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
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• The battery pack was removed when the power switch was set to ON. When removing the battery
pack, make sure the camera is turned off and the access lamp is not lit.
The buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly or do not work at all (NEX5R only).
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• If you cover the panel with a commercially available protective film, the panel may not operate.
• If you are touching somewhere other than the point you should touch, the panel may not operate
properly.
• Some operations cannot be done on the touch panel. In this case, use the control wheel and buttons.
• Perform [Calibration] (page 183).
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Warning messages
If the following messages appear, follow the instructions accordingly.
Incompatible battery. Use correct model.
• An incompatible battery pack is being used.
• Set the date and time. If you have not used the camera for a long time, charge the internal
rechargeable battery.
Power insufficient.
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Set Area/Date/Time.
• You tried to clean the image sensor ([Cleaning Mode]) when the battery level is insufficient. Charge
the battery pack or use an AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold separately).
• The memory card was formatted on a computer and the file format was modified. Select OK, 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.
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Unable to use memory card. Format?
Memory Card Error
• An incompatible memory card is inserted or the format has failed.
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Reinsert memory card.
• The inserted memory card cannot be used in your camera.
• The memory card is damaged.
• The terminal section of the memory card is dirty.
This memory card may not be capable of recording and playing normally.
• The inserted memory card cannot be used in the camera.
Processing...
• Long exposure noise reduction or high ISO noise reduction is being carried out. You cannot do any
further shooting during this reduction process. You can disable the long exposure noise reduction
function.
Unable to display.
• Images recorded with other cameras or images modified with a computer may not be displayed.
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Cannot recognize lens. Attach it properly.
• There is no image on the memory card.
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No images.
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• The lens is not attached properly, or the lens is not attached. If the message appears when a lens is
attached, reattach the lens. If the message appears frequently, check whether the contacts of the lens
and camera are clean or not.
• When attaching the camera to an astronomical telescope or something similar, set [Release w/o Lens]
to [Enable] (page 147).
• The SteadyShot function does not work. You can continue to shoot but the SteadyShot function will
not work. Turn the camera off and on. If this icon does not disappear, consult your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
• The lens with power zoom is retracted. Turn off the camera and eject the battery pack, then reinsert
the battery pack.
Image protected.
• You tried to delete protected images.
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Unable to print.
• You tried to mark RAW images with a DPOF mark.
Internal temp. high. Allow it to cool.
• The camera has become hot because you have been shooting continuously. Turn the power off. Cool
the camera and wait until the camera is ready to shoot again.
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• You have been recording images for a long time, the camera temperature has risen. Stop recording
images until the camera cools.
• The number of images exceeds that for which date management in a database file by the camera is
possible.
• Unable to register to the database file. Import all the images to a computer using “PlayMemories
Home” and recover the memory card.
Camera Error. Turn power off then on.
• Turn the power off, remove the battery pack, and then re-insert it. If the message appears frequently,
consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Image DataBase File error
• There is something wrong occurred in the Image Database File. Select [Setup] t [Recover Image
DB].
Image Database File error. Recover?
• You cannot record or play back AVCHD movies because the Image Database File is damaged.
Follow the on-screen instructions to recover data.
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Recording is unavailable in this movie format.
Unable to magnify.
Unable to rotate image.
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• Set [File Format] to [MP4].
• Images recorded with other cameras may not be enlarged or rotated.
• You attempted to delete without specifying images.
No images changed.
• You attempted to execute DPOF without specifying images.
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No images selected.
Cannot create more folders.
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• The folder with a name beginning with “999” exists on the memory card. You cannot create any
folders if this is the case.
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Others
You can use the AC Adaptor in any country or region where the power supply is within
100 V to 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz.
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Using the camera abroad
Notes
• An electronic voltage transformer is unnecessary and its use may cause a malfunction.
The camera automatically detects the color system to match that of the connected video
device.
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On TV color systems
NTSC system
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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.
Brazil
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PAL-M system
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Greece, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
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You can use following memory cards with this camera: “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media, SD memory card, SDHC memory card,
and SDXC memory card. You cannot use a MultiMediaCard.
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Memory card formatted with a computer is not guaranteed to operate with the camera.
Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the memory card and the equipment used.
Do not remove the memory card while reading or writing data.
Data may be corrupted in the following cases:
– When the memory card is removed or the camera is turned off during a read or write operation
– When the memory card is used in locations subject to static electricity or electrical noise
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 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 an SDXC memory card cannot be imported to or played on computers or AV devices
that are not compatible with exFAT. Make sure that the device is compatible with exFAT before
connecting it to the camera. If you connect your camera 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.)
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“Memory Stick” media
The types of “Memory Stick” media that can be used with the camera are listed in the
table below. However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick”
media functions.
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media1) 2) 3)
Compatible with your camera
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”
media1) 2)
“Memory Stick Duo” media
Incompatible with your camera
“Memory Stick” media and
“Memory Stick PRO” media
Incompatible with your camera
1)
This is equipped with MagicGate function. MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses
encryption technology. Data recording/playback that requires MagicGate functions cannot be performed
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3)
Notes on using “Memory Stick Micro” media (sold separately)
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• 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 the camera, 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 camera without an “M2” Adaptor as large as
Duo size, you might not be able to remove it from the camera.
• Do not leave the “Memory Stick Micro” media within the reach of small children.
They might accidentally swallow it.
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Supports high-speed data transfer using a parallel interface.
When using “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media to record movies, only those marked with Mark2 can be
used.
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On charging the battery pack
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.
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• 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 camera immediately before you start shooting.
• The battery pack will run out quickly if you use the flash or record movies frequently.
• 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.
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Effective use of the battery pack
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Your camera operates only with an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack NP-FW50. You cannot
use any other battery packs. “InfoLITHIUM” W series battery packs have the
mark.
An “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for
communicating information related to operating conditions with the camera.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack calculates the power consumption according to the
operating conditions of your camera, and displays the remaining battery time in
percentages.
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On the remaining battery time indicator
• You can check the level with the following indicators and percent figures displayed on
the LCD screen.
“Battery exhausted.”
Battery level
High
Low
You cannot shoot any
more image.
• If the power goes off even though the remaining battery time indicator indicates that
the battery pack is fully charged, recharge the battery pack after fully discharging it in
the camera. Remaining battery time will be indicated correctly. Note, however, that
the battery indication will not be restored if it is used in high temperatures for a long
time, or if left after being charged, or when the battery pack is frequently used. Use the
remaining battery indication as a rough guide only.
How to store the battery pack
• To maintain the battery pack’s function, charge the battery pack and then fully
discharge it in the camera at least once a year before storing it. Store the battery pack
in a cool, dry place.
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On battery life
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• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated
use. 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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• To use the battery pack up, leave the camera 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.
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• Only NP-FW50 battery packs (and no others) can be charged. Batteries other than the
specified kind may leak, overheat, or explode if you attempt to charge them, posing a
risk of injury from electrocution and/or burn.
• Remove the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) or disconnect the USB
cable from the camera. If you leave the charged battery pack in the camera, battery life
may be shortened.
• The charge lamp located on the side of the camera flashes in either way:
Fast flashing: Turns the light on and off repeatedly at the interval of about 0.3 second.
Slow flashing: Turns the light on and off repeatedly at the interval of about 1.3
seconds.
• When the charge lamp flashes fast, remove the battery pack being charged, and then
insert the same battery pack into the camera securely again, or disconnect and
reconnect the USB cable. When the charge lamp flashes fast again, this may indicate a
battery error or that a battery pack other than the specified type has been inserted or
that there is something wrong with the AC Adaptor or USB cable. Check that the
battery pack is the specified type, or the AC Adaptor or USB cable is damaged or not.
If the battery pack is the specified type, remove the battery pack, replace it with a new
one or another one and check if the battery pack is charged properly. If the battery
pack is charged properly, a battery error may have occurred. If another battery pack
cannot be charged properly, the AC Adaptor or USB cable may be damaged. Replace
the AC Adaptor or the USB cable to another one and check that the battery pack is
charged properly or not.
• When the charge lamp flashes slowly, it indicates that the camera stops charging
temporarily on standby. The camera stops charging and enters the standby status
automatically when the temperature is outside of the recommended operating
temperature. When the temperature gets back within the appropriate range, the camera
resumes charging and the charge lamp lights up again. We recommend charging the
battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F).
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Using a Mount Adaptor (sold separately), you can attach an A-mount lens (sold
separately) to your camera. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the Mount Adaptor.
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The available functions differ depending on the Mount Adaptor type.
Functions
LA-EA1
Autofocus
Available with SAM/SSM lens Available
only*
LA-EA2
Contrast AF
Phase-detection AF
AF/MF Select
Switchable on the lens
SAM lens: switchable on the
lens
SSM lens: switchable on the
lens, and also on the menu
when the switch on the lens is
set to AF
Other lenses: switchable on the
menu
Autofocus Area
Multi/Center/Flexible Spot
Wide/Spot/Local
Autofocus Mode
Single
Single/Continuous
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* The autofocus speed will be slower compared to when an E-mount lens is attached. (When an A-mount
lens is attached, the autofocus speed will be about 2 seconds to 7 seconds, when shooting under Sony
measurement condition. The speed may vary depending on the subject, ambient light, etc.)
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The available [Autofocus Area] settings differ depending on the Mount Adaptor type.
The camera determines which of the 25 AF areas is used for
focusing.
(Center)
The camera uses the AF area located in the center area
exclusively.
(Flexible Spot)
Moves the focusing area to focus on a small subject or narrow
area by pressing the top/bottom/right/left of the control wheel.
LA-EA2
The camera determines which of the 15 AF areas is used for
focusing.
(Spot)
The camera uses the AF area located in the center area
exclusively.
(Local)
Choose the area for which you want to activate the focus from
among 15 AF areas with the control wheel.
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• You may not be able to use the Mount Adaptor with certain lenses. Consult your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility on compatible lenses.
• When you are using the Mount Adaptor and record movies, press the shutter button halfway down to use
autofocus.
• You cannot use the AF illuminator when using an A-mount lens.
• The sound of the lens and the camera in operation may be recorded during movie recording. You can turn
the sound off by selecting MENU t [Setup] t [Movie Audio Rec] t [Off].
• It may take a long time or may be difficult for the camera to focus, depending on the lens used or the
subject.
• The light of the flash may be blocked by the lens attached.
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By attaching an Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately) to the Smart Accessory
Terminal 2 of the camera, you can shoot images while looking through the Electronic
Viewfinder.
Turn the camera off when you attach or remove an Electronic Viewfinder.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Electronic Viewfinder.
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List of icons
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Only major items are shown on the Electronic Viewfinder. See page 20 for what each
icon indicates.
Notes
• The LCD screen is turned off when the Electronic Viewfinder is used.
• If you use the Electronic Viewfinder for a long time, the Electronic Viewfinder may get warm. The
camera then displays
/
and switches to the LCD screen display automatically.
• When
appears, reconnect the Electronic Viewfinder.
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Based on the AVCHD format, your camera records with the high definition image
quality (HD) mentioned below.
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Video signal3): 1080 60i-compatible device
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1920 × 1080/60i, 1920 × 1080/60p,
1920 × 1080/24p
1080 50i-compatible device
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1920 × 1080/50i, 1920 × 1080/50p,
1920 × 1080/25p
Audio signal: Dolby Digital 2ch
Recording media: Memory card
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Recording and playback on your camera
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The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format used to record a
high definition (HD) signal of either the 1080i specification1) or the 720p specification2)
using efficient data compression coding technology. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is
adopted 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. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
format enables a high definition video signal shot on a digital video camera recorder to
be recorded on 8 cm DVD discs, hard disk drive, flash memory, memory card, etc.
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, DVDbased players or recorders may fail to eject HD image quality discs.
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AVCHD format
1)
1080i specification
A high definition specification which utilizes 1,080 effective scanning lines and the interlace system.
2)
720p specification
A high definition specification which utilizes 720 effective scanning lines and the progressive system.
3) Data recorded in AVCHD format other than the above mentioned cannot be played on your camera.
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Cleaning the camera
* Do not use a spray type blower as doing so may cause a malfunction.
• Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, and then
wipe the surface with a dry cloth. To avoid damaging the finish or casing, follow the
instructions below.
– Do not use the chemical products such as thinner, benzine, alcohol, disposable
cloths, insect repellent, sunscreen or insecticide, etc.
– Do not touch the camera if you have the above chemical products on your hand.
– Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber or vinyl for a long time.
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• 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.
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Cleaning the lens
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• Do not touch the inside of the camera, such as lens contacts. Blow away dust from
inside the mount with a commercially available blower*. For details on cleaning the
image sensor, see page 182.
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A
Computer ..........................................................206
Recommended environment ...............206, 218
Access Point Settings ....................................... 196
AdobeRGB ....................................................... 145
Connection
Computer ....................................................211
AEL button ................................................ 63, 165
Cont. Shooting ....................................................54
AF Illuminator ................................................. 130
Continuous AF ....................................................83
AF Micro Adj. .................................................. 159
Contrast .............................................................114
AF/MF Select ..................................................... 79
Control dial .........................................................25
Anti Motion Blur ............................................... 69
Control wheel .....................................................23
Aperture ............................................................. 75
Creative Style ...................................................114
Aperture Priority ................................................ 75
CTRL FOR HDMI ...........................................180
Area Setting ..................................................... 170
Custom Key Settings ........................................163
Aspect Ratio ..................................................... 100
Custom white balance .......................................107
Auto HDR ........................................................ 111
D
Auto Review .................................................... 135
Auto Slow Shutter ............................................ 156
Autoflash ............................................................ 77
Autofocus Area .................................................. 81
Autofocus ........................................................... 79
AVCHD ................................................... 103, 241
Date Format ......................................................169
Date/Time Setup ...............................................169
Daylight Svg. ....................................................169
Delete ..........................................................41, 115
Demo Mode ......................................................185
Digital Zoom ....................................................140
Direct Manual Focus ..........................................80
Index
Autofocus Mode ................................................ 83
Menu
TV ...............................................................203
AEL w/ shutter ................................................. 129
Sample photo
AEL toggle ....................................................... 165
Auto Port. Framing ............................................ 93
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Index
Disc creation .....................................................213
B
DISP ...................................................................49
Beep ................................................................. 167
DISP Button(Monitor) ........................................96
Bkground Defocus ............................................. 43
Disp MAC Address ..........................................200
Bracket ............................................................... 58
Display Card Space ..........................................193
Bracket: Cont. .................................................... 58
Display Color ....................................................176
“BRAVIA” Sync .............................................. 205
Display Contents ................................................49
Brightness .......................................................... 44
DMF ...................................................................80
BULB ................................................................. 73
Downloading application ..................................218
DPOF ................................................................123
C
D-Range Opt. ....................................................110
Calibration ....................................................... 183
Drive Mode .........................................................53
Center ......................................................... 81, 108
DRO/Auto HDR ...............................................110
Cleaning Mode ................................................. 182
Clear Image Zoom ........................................... 139
E
Color filter ........................................................ 106
Edit Device Name .............................................199
Color .................................................................. 45
Enlarge Image ...................................................125
Color Space ...................................................... 145
Enlarged playback ..............................................40
Color Temperature ........................................... 106
Exposure Comp. .................................................52
Eye-Fi ...............................................................194
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Eye-Start AF .................................................... 148
Landscape ...........................................................68
F
Language ..........................................................168
Face Detection ................................................... 89
Face Priority Tracking ..................................... 155
Face Registration ............................................... 90
File Number ..................................................... 188
Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber. .................................153
Lens Comp.: Distortion ....................................154
Lens Comp.: Shading .......................................152
Live View Display ............................................134
Long Exposure NR ...........................................150
Fill-flash ............................................................. 77
M
Flash Comp. ..................................................... 109
Mac ...................................................................208
Flash Mode ........................................................ 77
Macro ..................................................................68
Flash Off ............................................................ 77
Manual Exposure ................................................72
Flash ................................................................... 78
Manual Focus .....................................................79
Flexible Spot ...................................................... 81
Memory card ....................................................233
Fn (Function) button .......................................... 62
Menu ...................................................................29
Folder Name .................................................... 189
Application ....................................................32
Format .............................................................. 187
Brightness/Color ...........................................31
Front Curtain Shutter ....................................... 149
Camera ..........................................................30
Function Menu Settings ................................... 161
Image Size .....................................................31
G
Playback ........................................................32
H
Hand-held Twilight ............................................ 69
HDMI Resolution ............................................ 179
Help Guide Display ......................................... 171
High ISO NR ................................................... 151
I
Icons ................................................................... 20
Identifying parts ................................................. 13
Image Data Converter ...................................... 209
Image Index ............................................... 61, 124
Image Size .......................................................... 98
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack .......................... 235
Initialize ........................................................... 186
Install ............................................................... 208
Intelligent Auto .................................................. 64
ISO ..................................................................... 60
J
JPEG ................................................................ 101
Shoot Mode ...................................................30
Menu start .........................................................160
Index
Setup .............................................................32
Grid Line .......................................................... 136
Menu
FINDER/LCD Setting ...................................... 133
Sample photo
File Format ....................................................... 103
LCD Brightness ................................................174
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Eye-Fi card ....................................................... 194
Metering Mode .................................................108
MF Assist ..........................................................143
MF Assist Time ................................................144
Mode dial ............................................................28
Movie Audio Rec .............................................157
MOVIE Button .................................................162
MP4 ..................................................................103
Multi ...........................................................81, 108
N
New Folder .......................................................191
Night Portrait ......................................................68
Night Scene ........................................................69
O
Object Tracking ..................................................85
Operations ...........................................................27
P
Panorama ............................................................70
Panorama Direction ..........................................102
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Shooting ..............................................................36
Peaking Level .................................................. 137
Movie ............................................................36
Shooting Tip List ................................................95
Picture Effect ............................................. 47, 112
Shutter Priority ...................................................74
Playback ............................................................. 39
Shutter speed ......................................................74
Playback Display ............................................. 178
Single-shot AF ....................................................83
Playback on TV ............................................... 203
Slide Show ........................................................117
Playback zoom ................................................... 40
Slow Sync. ..........................................................77
PlayMemories Home ....................................... 209
Smile Shutter ......................................................91
Portrait ............................................................... 68
Soft keys .............................................................26
Power Save ...................................................... 172
Soft Skin Effect ..................................................94
Power Saving Start Time ................................. 173
Software ............................................................208
Print .................................................................. 217
Spd Priority Cont. ...............................................55
Program Auto ..................................................... 76
Specify Printing ................................................123
Program Shift ..................................................... 76
Sports Action ......................................................68
Protect .............................................................. 127
Spot ...................................................................108
Q
Quality ............................................................. 101
R
RAW ................................................................ 101
sRGB ................................................................145
Menu
Still image .....................................................36
Photo Creativity ................................................. 42
Sample photo
Phase Detection AF Area ................................. 131
Table of
contents
Peaking Color .................................................. 138
SteadyShot ........................................................146
Still/Movie Select .............................................116
Sunset .................................................................68
Superior Auto .....................................................66
Sweep Panorama ................................................70
Index
Rear Sync. .......................................................... 77
Record Setting .................................................. 104
T
Recover Image DB ........................................... 192
Touch Operation .........................................26, 166
Red Eye Reduction .......................................... 132
Touch panel ........................................................26
Release w/o Lens ............................................. 147
Touch Shutter ...............................................37, 84
Remote Cdr. ....................................................... 59
Troubleshooting ................................................222
Reset Network Settings .................................... 202
Reset View on Smartphone .............................. 201
U
Rotate ............................................................... 126
Upload Settings ................................................194
USB Connection ...............................................181
S
S. Auto Image Extract. ..................................... 142
V
Saturation ......................................................... 114
Version .............................................................184
Scene Recognition ....................................... 36, 64
View on Smartphone ........................................118
Scene Selection .................................................. 68
View on TV ......................................................122
Scroll playback .................................................. 71
Viewfinder Bright. ............................................175
Select Shoot. Folder ......................................... 190
Vividness ............................................................46
Self-portrait Self-timer ..................................... 141
Volume Settings ...............................................128
Self-timer ........................................................... 56
Self-timer(Cont) ................................................. 57
W
Send to Computer ............................................ 121
Warning messages ............................................229
Setup .................................................................. 32
White Balance ..................................................105
Sharpness ......................................................... 114
Wide Image ......................................................177
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Wind Noise Reduct. ......................................... 158
Wireless ............................................................. 77
WPS Push ........................................................ 195
Z
Table of
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Windows .......................................................... 208
Zoom .................................................................. 87
Sample photo
Menu
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Notes on the License
Sample photo
Menu
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO
LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A
CONSUMER 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 AND NON-COMMERCIAL 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
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The software provided with this camera is supplied under licensing agreements with
each copyright holder. 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.
Read the file in the “LICENSE” folder on the CD-ROM.
On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software
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The software that is eligible for the following GNU General Public License (hereinafter
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“LGPL”) are included in the camera.
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://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/
We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.
Read the file in the “LICENSE” folder on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in
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