DSC-TX20 | Cyber-shot User Guide - Sony

DSC-TX20 | Cyber-shot User Guide - Sony
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Before Use
DSC-TX20
Shooting
User Guide
Viewing
Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about the camera.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
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Before Use
Before Use
Shooting
How to use this User Guide
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
How to use this User Guide
Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen
Names of parts
List of icons displayed on the screen
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Using the wrist strap
Using the wrist strap
Using the paint pen
Printing
Using the paint pen
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Taking advantage of the touch panel
Taking advantage of the touch panel
Customizing the desired items
Customizing the desired items
Using the internal memory
Using the internal memory
Using the In-Camera Guide
In-Camera Guide
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Before Use
Shooting
Shooting
Shooting still images
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Shooting still images
Zoom (Still images)
Shooting movies
Changing settings
Shooting movies
Viewing images on a TV
Zoom (Movies)
Using with your computer
Printing
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Setting REC mode
Shooting mode functions
Intelligent Auto
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Superior Auto
Movie Mode
Program Auto
iSweep Panorama
Underwater iSweep Panorama
Background Defocus
Picture Effect
Scene Selection
3D Still Image
3D Sweep Panorama
Sweep Multi Angle
Functions not available in some REC modes
Using shooting functions
Tracking focus
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Before Use
Viewing
Shooting
Viewing still images
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Viewing still images
Playback zoom
Wide Zoom
Viewing burst images
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Viewing burst images
Viewing movies
Viewing movies
Viewing panoramic images
Troubleshooting
Scrolling the panoramic images for display
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Viewing 3D images
Viewing images shot in Sweep Multi Angle mode stereoscopically
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Before Use
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Shooting
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Using MENU items (Shooting)
MENU items (Shooting)
Movie shooting scene
Changing settings
Easy Mode
Viewing images on a TV
Scene Selection
Using with your computer
Flash
Self-Timer
Printing
Defocus Effect
Troubleshooting
Still Image Size(Dual Rec)
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
Movie Quality/Movie Size
Cont. Shooting Settings
Macro
HDR Painting effect
Area of emphasis
Color hue
Extracted Color
EV
ISO
White Balance
Underwater White Balance
Focus
Metering Mode
Scene Recognition
Soft Skin Effect
Smile Shutter
Smile Detection Sensitivity
Face Detection
Anti Blink
Movie SteadyShot
In-Camera Guide
Shooting MENU list
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Before Use
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Shooting
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
MENU items (Viewing)
Easy Mode
Changing settings
Date Select
Viewing images on a TV
Calendar
Using with your computer
Image Index
Slideshow
Printing
Delete
Troubleshooting
Send by TransferJet
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Paint
Retouch
3D Viewing
View Mode
Display Cont. Shooting Group
Protect
Print (DPOF)
Rotate
Volume
Exposure data
Number of images in index
In-Camera Guide
Playback MENU list
MENU items that cannot be set according to View Mode
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Changing settings
Shooting
Changing settings
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing camera settings
Shooting Settings
Movie format
Changing settings
AF Illuminator
Viewing images on a TV
Grid Line
Using with your computer
Clear Image Zoom
Digital Zoom
Printing
Wind Noise Reduct.
Troubleshooting
Scene Recog. Guide
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Red Eye Reduction
Blink Alert
Write Date
Main Settings
Beep
Panel Brightness
Language Setting
Display color
Demo Mode
Initialize
CTRL FOR HDMI
Housing
USB Connect Setting
USB Power Supply
LUN Setting
Download Music
Empty Music
TransferJet
Eye-Fi
Power Save
Version
Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool
Format
Create REC.Folder
Change REC.Folder
Delete REC.Folder
Copy
File Number
Clock Settings
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Area Setting
Date & Time Setting
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Before Use
Viewing images on a TV
Shooting
Viewing an image on a High Definition (HD) TV
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately)
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
Printing
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Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
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Using with your computer
Shooting
Recommended computer environment
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Recommended computer environment
Using the software
“PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
Changing settings
Installing “PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
Viewing images on a TV
“Music Transfer”
Using with your computer
Printing
Software for Mac
Importing images to a computer
Connecting the camera to the computer
Importing images to a computer
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Deleting the USB connection
Creating a disc of movies
Selecting the method for creating a disc of movies
Copying high-definition image quality (HD) movies on to DVD discs (AVCHD discs)
Creating standard definition image quality (STD) DVD discs
Creating Blu-ray discs
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Printing
Shooting
Printing still images
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Printing still images
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Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Troubleshooting
Shooting
If you have problems
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
If you have problems
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
Changing settings
Shooting still images/movies
Viewing images on a TV
Viewing images
Using with your computer
Computers
Memory card
Printing
Internal memory
Troubleshooting
Printing
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Touch Panel/Screen
Others
Warning indicators and messages
Self-diagnosis display
Messages
Situations this camera has difficulty handling
Situations this camera has difficulty handling
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Precautions/About this camera
Shooting
Precautions
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Precautions
On the internal rechargeable backup battery
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Battery pack
Changing settings
Charging the battery pack
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Memory card
On cleaning
On cleaning
Number of still images and recordable time of movies
Number of still images
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Recordable time of movies
Using the camera abroad
Using the camera abroad
On TV color systems
About this camera
Carl Zeiss lens
AVCHD format
TransferJet standard
License
Trademarks
Trademarks
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Before Use
Contents list
Shooting
Viewing
Before Use
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
How to use this User Guide
How to use this User Guide
Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Names of parts
List of icons displayed on the screen
Using the wrist strap
Using the wrist strap
Using the paint pen
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Using the paint pen
Taking advantage of the touch panel
Taking advantage of the touch panel
Customizing the desired items
Customizing the desired items
Using the internal memory
Using the internal memory
Using the In-Camera Guide
In-Camera Guide
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Shooting
Shooting still images
Shooting still images
Zoom (Still images)
Shooting movies
Shooting movies
Zoom (Movies)
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Setting REC mode
Shooting mode functions
Intelligent Auto
Superior Auto
Movie Mode
Program Auto
iSweep Panorama
Underwater iSweep Panorama
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Background Defocus
Picture Effect
Scene Selection
3D Still Image
3D Sweep Panorama
Sweep Multi Angle
Functions not available in some REC modes
Using shooting functions
Tracking focus
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Viewing
Viewing still images
Viewing still images
Playback zoom
Wide Zoom
Viewing burst images
Viewing burst images
Viewing movies
Viewing movies
Viewing panoramic images
Scrolling the panoramic images for display
Viewing 3D images
Viewing images shot in Sweep Multi Angle mode stereoscopically
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Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Shooting)
MENU items (Shooting)
Movie shooting scene
Easy Mode
Scene Selection
Flash
Self-Timer
Defocus Effect
Still Image Size(Dual Rec)
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
Movie Quality/Movie Size
Cont. Shooting Settings
Macro
HDR Painting effect
Area of emphasis
Color hue
Extracted Color
EV
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ISO
White Balance
Underwater White Balance
Focus
Metering Mode
Scene Recognition
Soft Skin Effect
Smile Shutter
Smile Detection Sensitivity
Face Detection
Anti Blink
Movie SteadyShot
In-Camera Guide
Shooting MENU list
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Using MENU items (Viewing)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
MENU items (Viewing)
Easy Mode
Date Select
Calendar
Image Index
Slideshow
Delete
Send by TransferJet
Paint
Retouch
3D Viewing
View Mode
Display Cont. Shooting Group
Protect
Print (DPOF)
Rotate
Volume
Exposure data
Number of images in index
In-Camera Guide
Playback MENU list
MENU items that cannot be set according to View Mode
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Changing settings
Changing settings
Changing camera settings
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Shooting Settings
Movie format
AF Illuminator
Grid Line
Clear Image Zoom
Digital Zoom
Wind Noise Reduct.
Scene Recog. Guide
Red Eye Reduction
Blink Alert
Write Date
Main Settings
Beep
Panel Brightness
Language Setting
Display color
Demo Mode
Initialize
CTRL FOR HDMI
Housing
USB Connect Setting
USB Power Supply
LUN Setting
Download Music
Empty Music
TransferJet
Eye-Fi
Power Save
Version
Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool
Format
Create REC.Folder
Change REC.Folder
Delete REC.Folder
Copy
File Number
Clock Settings
Area Setting
Date & Time Setting
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Viewing images on a TV
Viewing an image on a High Definition (HD) TV
Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately)
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
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Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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Using with your computer
Recommended computer environment
Recommended computer environment
Using the software
“PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
Installing “PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
“Music Transfer”
Software for Mac
Importing images to a computer
Connecting the camera to the computer
Importing images to a computer
Deleting the USB connection
Creating a disc of movies
Selecting the method for creating a disc of movies
Copying high-definition image quality (HD) movies on to DVD discs (AVCHD discs)
Creating standard definition image quality (STD) DVD discs
Creating Blu-ray discs
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Printing
Printing still images
Printing still images
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Troubleshooting
If you have problems
If you have problems
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
Shooting still images/movies
Viewing images
Computers
Memory card
Internal memory
Printing
Touch Panel/Screen
Others
Warning indicators and messages
Self-diagnosis display
Messages
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Situations this camera has difficulty handling
Situations this camera has difficulty handling
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Precautions/About this camera
Precautions
Precautions
On the internal rechargeable backup battery
Battery pack
Charging the battery pack
Memory card
On cleaning
On cleaning
Number of still images and recordable time of movies
Number of still images
Recordable time of movies
Using the camera abroad
Using the camera abroad
On TV color systems
About this camera
Carl Zeiss lens
AVCHD format
TransferJet standard
License
Trademarks
Trademarks
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Before Use
How to use this User Guide
Shooting
Viewing
Selecting a topic to display
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Searching a topic by keyword
Returning to a previous page
Printing out a page
Marks and notations used in this User Guide
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
This User Guide explains how to use each function of the camera, how to change settings, and how to
troubleshoot a problem.
The images used as examples in this User Guide are reproduced images, and are not actual images
shot using this camera.
Selecting a topic to display
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
The following illustrations take Internet Explorer 7 as an example.
1. Click a title in the side bar on the left of the browser window.
The title’s topic list appears in the right pane.
2. Click a topic title in the list.
Descriptions appear in the right pane.
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Changing the font size
Change the font size by changing the setting of your web browser. For how to change the font size
setting, refer to the Help of your web browser.
Searching a topic by keyword
Enter the keyword in the search window, then click the [Search] button.
Returning to a previous page
Use the browser’s back button to return to a previously viewed page, or use the breadcrumb trail
navigation (A) to display the desired page.
Printing out a page
Click the [Print] button to print out a page you are viewing.
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Marks and notations used in this User Guide
In this User Guide, the sequence of operations is shown by arrows (
) (A).
Operate the camera in the order indicated.
Icons in the operating procedure sentences appear when the camera is in its default settings.
.
The default setting is indicated by
indicates information that is useful to know.
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Before Use
Names of parts
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Microphone
Lens cover
Flash
Self-timer lamp/Smile Shutter lamp/AF illuminator
Lens
(Playback) button
MOVIE (Movie) button
LCD screen/Touch panel
ON/OFF (Power) button
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Power/Charge lamp
Shutter button
W/T (zoom) lever
Hook for wrist strap
HDMI mini jack
Multi connector (Type3b)
Memory card slot
Access lamp
Battery eject lever
Connector cover
Battery/Memory card cover
(TransferJet™) mark
Battery insertion slot
Tripod receptacle
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displayed on the screen
Before Use
Shooting
List of icons displayed on the screen
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
List of shooting mode icons
List of viewing mode icons
Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status.
The displayed icon positions may differ according to the shooting mode.
List of shooting mode icons
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Display
Indication
0:12
Recording time (m:s)
REC
Standby
Recording a movie/Movie standby
Movie shooting scene
Scene Recognition icon
Database file full/Database file error
Scene Recognition
Overlay icon
Anti Blink
Overheating warning
Vibration warning
White balance
Burst Shooting Interval
Metering Mode
Face Detection
Defocus Effect
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Soft Skin Effect
HDR Painting effect
Color hue
Extracted Color
Display Indication
Close Focus
Red-eye reduction
AE/AF lock
NR slow shutter
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Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture value
ISO400
ISO number
+2.0EV
Exposure value
AF range finder frame indicator
Flash mode
Wind Noise Reduction
Flash charging
Display
Indication
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Number of recordable images (Dual Rec)
Battery remaining
Low battery warning
Touch panel invalid
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CAPTURE
Zoom scaling
Importing still images
AF Illuminator
Recording Media (Memory card, internal memory)
Display
Indication
100Min
Recordable time
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display
Recording folder
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Image size/Panorama
image size/Quality
AF range finder frame
Spot metering cross-hairs
Self-timer
Warning indicator
pertaining to still image
recording
Number of recordable
images
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Write Date
Destination
Enable/Disable touch
panel
List of viewing mode icons
Display
Indication
Playback Media (Memory card,
internal memory)
Image number/Number of images
recorded in the selected date range
or in the folder
12/12
Image size/Panorama image
size/Quality
Burst Images
Main image in the burst group
Playback zoom
Playback folder
Database file full/Database file error
warning
3D images
Protect
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Print order (DPOF)
Overheating warning
Enlargement unavailable
Eye-Fi
Display
Indication
101-0012 Folder-file number
2012-1-1
9:30 AM
Recorded date/time of the playback image
Display
Indication
TransferJet settings
Battery remaining
Low battery warning
View mode
Metering Mode
Flash mode
White balance
+2.0EV
Exposure value
Display
Indication
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display
ISO400
ISO number
500
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture value
Playback bar
Playback
Variable speed playback
00:00:12
Counter
Volume
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Before Use
Using the wrist strap
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the camera from damage by being
dropped or submerged.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
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Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Before Use
Using the paint pen
Shooting
Viewing
The paint pen is used when operating the touch panel. It attaches to the wrist strap.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Notes
Do not carry the camera by holding the paint pen. The camera may drop.
The supplied paint pen can be used only for this model. Using a pointed object other than the
supplied paint pen may cause a malfunction.
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Before Use
Taking advantage of the touch panel
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
The available functions may differ according to the screen mode. Touch the screen to perform
operations such as enlarging desired images or selecting a function with your finger.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Screen
Changing settings
Action
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Operating method
Shooting
Invalids the
touch panel
operation
Shooting/Selecting
the shooting mode
Displays the
function names
Touch
on the top right of
item you
the screen
want to know.
Viewing
Displays the
previous/next
image or page
Drag the screen to the right
or left.
Printing
Touch
few seconds.
few seconds to
Touch
display the icon.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Note
To operate the touch panel, press it lightly with your finger or the supplied paint pen. Pressing hard
or using a pointed object other than the supplied paint pen could damage the touch panel.
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Before Use
Customizing the desired items
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
You can customize the buttons to the desired shooting modes or MENU items and layout, so that you
can conveniently locate frequently used buttons.
Customizing MENU items
Viewing images on a TV
You can customize four menus displayed under the MENU button to the desired button in shooting
mode/playback mode.
Using with your computer
1. Touch MENU to display the MENU screen.
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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2.
(Customize)
[OK]
3. Keep touching the desired MENU item icon and drag it to the desired position in the customize area.
It swaps the position with the MENU item icon currently at the position in the customize area. In
playback mode, the customize area is displayed in the lower part of the screen.
4. To cancel, touch
or [OK].
Taking advantage of customization
In addition to swapping MENU icons, you can also swap the positions of MENU icons in the
customization area, or reduce the number of MENU icons.
Swapping MENU icons inside the customization area
Touch a MENU icon inside the customization area and drag it to the desired position.
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Reducing the number of icons in the customization area
Touch a MENU icon inside the customization area and drag it to the right.
Note
You cannot customize the MENU icon in Easy Mode.
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Before Use
Using the internal memory
Shooting
Viewing
On image data stored in the internal memory
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
The camera has approximately 19 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. You can
record still images on the internal memory when there is no memory card inserted in the camera.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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When a memory card is inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded on the memory card.
[Playback]: Images on the memory card are played back.
[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images on the memory card.
When there is no memory card inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded using the internal memory. However, movies cannot be recorded to
the internal memory.
[Playback]: Images stored in the internal memory are played back.
[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images in the internal memory.
On image data stored in the internal memory
We recommend that you copy (back up) data using one of the following methods.
To copy (back up) data on a hard disk of your computer
Without a memory card inserted in the camera, import the images into a computer. [Details]
To copy (back up) data on a memory card
Prepare a memory card with sufficient free capacity, then copy the images in the internal memory to the
memory card. [Details]
Notes
You cannot transfer image data on a memory card to the internal memory.
By making a USB connection between the camera and a computer, you can transfer data stored in
the internal memory to a computer. However you cannot transfer data on a computer to the internal
memory.
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Before Use
In-Camera Guide
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
This camera is equipped with built-in instruction guide. This allows you to search the camera’s functions
according to your needs.
You can use the selected function after reading the guide.
1. Touch
(In-Camera Guide).
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
2. Select a search method.
Operate following the instructions displayed in the lower part of the screen.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
3. Touch the desired guide.
The explanation for the selected item is displayed.
4. Drag the screen to see the summary, operation guide and details.
When you select [Use this function], the camera switches to the selected mode automatically.
5. To end [In-Camera Guide], touch
Guidance
.
Description
Shoot/ playback guide Search for various operation functions in shooting/ playback mode.
Icon guide
Search the function and meaning of displayed icons.
Troubleshooting
Search common problems and their solution.
Operation Guide
Search functions according to your needs.
Keyword
Search functions by keywords.
History
View the last 10 items displayed in [In-Camera Guide].
Notes
(In-Camera Guide) is not available in Easy Mode.
[Use this function] may not be available, depending on the selected functions.
Depending on the selected functions, the operating guide and details may not be displayed.
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Before Use
Shooting still images
Shooting
Viewing
1. Lower the lens cover to switch to shooting mode.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
2. Hold the camera steady as illustrated and compose the shot.
Do not put your fingers on the flash or lens when shooting.
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3. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the
indicator lights.
The shortest shooting distance is approximately 1 cm (13/32 inches) (W), 50 cm (1 ft 7 3/4
inches) (T) (from the lens).
4. Press the shutter button fully down.
If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on
When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to
slowly flashing and the beep does not sound. Either recompose the shot or change the focus
setting. [Details]
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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.
There is reflective light or shiny surfaces.
The subject is backlit or there is a flashing light.
Related Topic
Viewing still images
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
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Before Use
Zoom (Still images)
Shooting
Viewing
Available zoom
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Zoom scale
Enlarges images with the W/T (zoom) lever when shooting. The camera’s optical zoom function can
enlarge images up to 4×.
Optical zoom allows you to enlarge an image without deteriorating its original quality.
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2. Slide the W/T (zoom) lever.
Slide the lever to the T side to zoom in, or to the W side to zoom out.
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Note
Zoom is locked to the W side for shooting in the following situations:
In [iSweep Panorama]
In [3D Sweep Panorama]
In [Sweep Multi Angle]
In [Underwater iSweep Panorama]
In Close Focus mode
Available zoom
You can combine certain zoom settings to zoom in at high magnification. The icon on the screen
changes in accordance with the zoom you use.
Zoom with the original image quality
(You can shoot still images without deteriorating the original image quality even if the optical zoom
scale exceeds 4× magnification.)
(
) [Clear Image Zoom]:
Zoom with close to the original image quality [Details]
(
) [Digital Zoom]:
Less than the original image quality [Details]
Operation
Settings
[Still Image Size]: [16M]
[Clear Image Zoom]: [Off]
[Digital Zoom]: [Off]
A Using optical zoom only
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Zoom bar
Zooming images without
B
deterioration
[Still Image Size]: other than
[16M]
[Clear Image Zoom]: [Off]
[Digital Zoom]: [Off]
Shooting clear images using
C [Clear Image Zoom] (close to the
original image quality)
[Clear Image Zoom]: [On]
[Digital Zoom]: [Off]
D
Zooming to the maximum zoom
range
[Clear Image Zoom]: [On]
[Digital Zoom]: [On]
[Clear Image Zoom] may
not be available for some
settings. [Details]
When [Clear Image
Zoom] is not available
Zoom scale
The supported zoom scales are different depending on the settings or the image size. The table below
summarizes the zoom scales when [Clear Image Zoom] and [Digital Zoom] are set to [On].
Operation
Image
size
B: Zoom by range without
A: Optical
deterioration (including 4×
zoom
optical zoom)
C: Zoom with
[Clear Image
Zoom] [On]
D: Zoom with
maximum
16M
4×
4×
8×
16×
10M
4×
5.1×
10×
20×
5M
4×
7.1×
14×
28×
VGA
4×
28×
57×
57×* 2
16:9(12M) 4×
4×
8×
16×
16:9(2M)
9.6×
19×
38×
4×
zoom scale* 1
* 1 The maximum zoom scale is the total zoom magnification that can be achieved when zoom scale without
deterioration (including 4× optical zoom), [Clear Image Zoom] and [Digital Zoom] are used in combination.
The maximum zoom scale varies depending on the settings. The maximum zoom scale for the default setting
is the same as when [Clear Image Zoom] is [On]. [Details]
* 2 When [Still Image Size] is set to [VGA], [Digital Zoom] is limited; the maximum zoom scale is 57×.
Notes
The default setting for [Clear Image Zoom] is [On].
The default setting for [Digital Zoom] is [Off]. Set [Digital Zoom] to [On] to enlarge images even with
deterioration. [Details]
The default setting for [Still Image Size] is [16M]. To change the zoom scale, change [Still Image
Size]. [Details]
Zoom functions other than the optical zoom are not available when shooting in the following
situations:
In [iSweep Panorama]
In [Picture Effect]
In [Background Defocus]
When the Smile Shutter function is activated.
When [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People].
When
(Backlight Correction HDR) mode is selected in Scene Selection.
The Face Detection function does not operate when you use other than the optical zoom.
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Before Use
Shooting movies
Shooting
Viewing
1. Lower the lens cover to switch to shooting mode.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
2. Press the MOVIE (Movie) button (A) to start recording.
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3. Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Notes
The sound of the lever operating will be recorded when the zoom function operates while shooting a
movie.
The sound of the MOVIE button operating may be recorded when you press the MOVIE button to
stop recording.
Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes at one time at the camera’s default
settings and when the temperature is approximately 25°C (77°F).
When movie recording is finished, you can restart recording by pressing the MOVIE button.
Recording may stop to protect the camera depending on the ambient temperature.
Related Topic
Zoom (Movies)
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Movie Quality/Movie Size
Movie format
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Before Use
Zoom (Movies)
Shooting
Viewing
Available zoom
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Zoom scale
Enlarges images with the W/T (zoom) lever when shooting. The camera’s optical zoom function can
enlarge images up to 4×.
Optical zoom allows you to enlarge an image without deteriorating its original quality.
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2. Slide the W/T (zoom) lever.
Slide the lever to the T side to zoom in, or to the W side to zoom out.
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Available zoom
You can exceed 4× optical zoom to zoom in. To zoom past the optical zoom range, set [Digital Zoom] to
[On].
Zoom with the original image quality
(
) [Digital Zoom]:
Less than the original image quality [Details]
Operation
Settings
A Using the optical zoom only
Zoom bar
[Digital Zoom]: [Off]
D Zooming to the maximum zoom range [Digital Zoom]: [On]
Zoom scale
The supported zoom scales are different depending on the settings or the image size. The table below
summarizes the zoom scales when [Digital Zoom] is set to [On].
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Image size
Movie mode
A: Optical zoom D: Zoom with maximum zoom scale
16×
4×
Notes
[Clear Image Zoom] is not available while recording movies.
The camera zooms slowly while recording movies.
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Top page > Shooting > Shooting movies > Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Before Use
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
You can shoot still images while recording a movie. The camera keeps recording the movie even if you
shoot still images.
Up to 10 still images can be shot during one movie recording.
1. Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to start recording a movie.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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2. Press the shutter button.
A still image is recorded.
The number of recordable still images (A) appears on the screen when you press the shutter
button halfway down.
3. Press the MOVIE button to stop recording the movie.
After recording movies, the recorded still images are displayed in frames on the screen.
Notes
The Dual Rec function cannot be used for underwater shooting.
Flash is not available for shooting still images during movie recording.
The size of a still image that can be shot while recording a movie varies depending on the movie
size. For details, see “Still Image Size(Dual Rec).” [Details]
The sound of the shutter button operating may be recorded.
When the Smile Shutter function is set to [On], the shutter releases automatically each time the
camera detects a smiling face.
When the camera is on [Standby] in movie mode, you cannot use [Smile Shutter].
If the memory card capacity is insufficient or 10 images have been shot,
screen. This icon indicates that no more still images can be shot.
appears on the
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Before Use
Shooting mode functions
Shooting
Viewing
You can select the shooting mode based on condition and objective.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Touch
(REC Mode)
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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(Intelligent Auto)
(Superior Auto)
(Movie Mode)
(Program Auto)
Allows you to shoot still images with the setting adjusted automatically.
[Details]
Allows you to shoot still images in higher quality than with Intelligent Auto
mode. [Details]
Allows you to record movies. [Details]
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter
speed and the aperture value).
Also you can select various settings using the menu. [Details]
(Panorama
Shooting Scene)
Allows you to create a panoramic image from composite images. [Details]
(Underwater
iSweep Panorama)
Allows you to shoot panoramic images under-water. [Details]
(Background
Defocus)
Allows you to shoot an image with background defocus and define the subject.
[Details]
(Picture Effect)
(Scene
Selection)
(3D Shooting)
Allows you to shoot a still image with an original texture according to the
desired effect. [Details]
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene. [Details]
Allows you to shoot 3D images by composing images. [Details]
(3D Sweep
Panorama)
Allows you to shoot multiple images while the camera is moving; these images
are compiled into a 3D image. [Details]
(Sweep Multi
Angle)
Allows you to shoot multiple images while the camera is moving; these images
are compiled into a stereoscopic image. [Details]
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Intelligent Auto
Shooting
Viewing
On Scene Recognition
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Features of Auto shooting modes
Allows you to shoot still images with the setting adjusted automatically.
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2.
(REC Mode)
(Intelligent Auto)
Using with your computer
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Troubleshooting
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3. Shoot with the shutter button.
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On Scene Recognition
Scene Recognition operates in Intelligent Auto mode. This function lets the camera automatically
recognize the shooting conditions and shoot the image.
Features of Auto shooting modes
In Superior Auto mode, the camera shoots a higher-quality image than in Intelligent Auto mode. The
camera also shoots multiple images based on the recognized scene, then creates a composite of the
multiple images (Overlay shooting).
Program Auto mode allows you to change various shooting settings, such as the white balance or ISO
settings.
REC
Mode
(Intelligent
Auto)
Major
restricted
functions
When to use
Use when you want the camera to automatically recognize the
shooting conditions and shoot some images continuously.
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Forced flash
(Superior
Auto)
(Program
Auto)
Use when you shoot images under difficult conditions, such as low
light or backlit scenes.
Use when you want to shoot a higher-quality image than in
(Intelligent Auto) mode.
Continuous
shooting, Smile
Shutter
Use when you want to shoot using customized shooting settings with
Scene
the exposure (both the shutter speed and the aperture value) adjusted
Recognition
automatically.
Notes
In [Intelligent Auto] mode, you may be unable to shoot low light or backlit scenes clearly.
In [Superior Auto] mode, it takes some time to record an image, because the camera overlays the
images.
Related Topic
Scene Recognition
Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Before Use
Superior Auto
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
The camera combines Scene Recognition and high-quality image technology to automatically shoot the
images with the optimal settings.
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2.
Changing settings
(REC Mode)
(Superior Auto)
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
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3. Shoot with the shutter button.
The camera shoots burst images when needed and overlays the multiple images. By overlaying the
images, the camera records an image with less subject blur and noises.
What is the difference between Superior Auto mode and Intelligent Auto mode?
In Superior Auto mode, the camera shoots burst images based on the recognized scene, then creates
a composite of the burst images (Overlay shooting).
The camera automatically corrects the backlight and reduces the noise by overlaying images, so a
higher-quality image results than in Intelligent Auto mode.
: Scene Recognition
Night Scene
Night Portrait
Backlight
Backlight Portrait
Landscape
Macro
Close Focus
Portrait
Infant
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Spotlight
Low Light
Tripod
Move
: Overlaying processing
Hand-held Twilight
Anti Motion Blur
Backlight Correction HDR
The camera automatically selects an overlaying mode based on the recognized scene, and
(overlay) appears on the screen.
Notes
When the camera overlays the images, it takes more time to record an image.
In low light conditions such as night scenes, set [Flash] to [Off] to achieve the optimal effect of the
overlaid images.
Related Topic
Scene Recognition
Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Movie Mode
Shooting
Viewing
Allows you to record movies. You can select various settings using the menu for movie mode.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2.
(REC Mode)
(Movie Mode)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
3. Press the MOVIE (Movie) button.
Precautions/About this camera
4. Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
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Related Topic
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Program Auto
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture
value). Also you can select various settings using the menu.
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2.
Changing settings
(REC Mode)
(Program Auto)
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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3. Shoot with the shutter button.
Related Topic
Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Before Use
iSweep Panorama
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Allows you to create a panoramic image from composite images. The camera also automatically detects
people’s faces or moving subjects.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2.
Printing
(REC Mode)
(Panorama Shooting Scene)
(iSweep Panorama)
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3. Align the camera with the end of the subject to be shot and press the shutter button.
A: This part will not be recorded.
Touch B to change the shooting direction.
4. Pan the camera to the end of the guide (C), following the arrow indication on the screen.
Tips for shooting a panoramic image
Pan the camera in an arc at a constant velocity in the direction indicated on the screen. Subjects at
rest are more suited for panorama shots than moving subjects.
Radius as short as possible.
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Vertical direction
Horizontal direction
First, press the shutter button halfway to lock the focus and exposure. Then, press the shutter
button fully down and pan or tilt the camera.
If a section with greatly varied shapes or scenery is 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, then shoot again.
Notes
If you cannot pan the camera across the entire subject within the given time, a gray area occurs in
the composite image. If this happens, move the camera faster to record a full panoramic image.
Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part will not be recorded smoothly.
When the whole angle of panoramic shooting and the AE/AF locked angle are very different in
brightness, color and focus, the shooting will not be successful. If this happens, change AE/AF
locked angle and shoot again.
You cannot create panoramic images in the following situations:
You pan the camera too quickly or too slowly.
There is too much camera shake.
Related Topic
Scrolling the panoramic images for display
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Before Use
Underwater iSweep Panorama
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Viewing)
When using Underwater iSweep Panorama, white balance is suited for shooting in underwater. Allows
you to create a panoramic image from composite images. The camera also automatically detects
people’s faces or moving subjects. Make any necessary settings that are set using the touch panel
before using the camera underwater.
Changing settings
1. Set to the shooting mode.
Viewing images on a TV
2.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
(REC Mode)
(Panorama Shooting Scene)
(Underwater iSweep Panorama)
Using with your computer
Printing
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3. Align the camera with the end of the subject to be shot and press the shutter button fully.
A: This part will not be recorded.
Touch B to change the shooting direction. Make any necessary settings that are set using the touch
panel before using the camera underwater.
4. Pan the camera to the end of the guide (C), following the indication on the screen.
Notes
If you cannot pan the camera across the entire subject within the given time, a gray area occurs in
the composite image. If this happens, move the camera faster to record a full panorama image.
Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part will not be recorded smoothly.
Under low light conditions, panorama images may be blurred or the shooting may not be
successful.
Under lights that flicker, such as fluorescent lights, the brightness or color of the combined images
may not be consistent.
When the whole angle of panoramic shooting and the AE/AF locked angle are very different in
brightness, color and focus, shooting will not be successful. If this happens, change the AE/AF
locked angle and shoot again.
You cannot create panorama images in the following situations:
You pan the camera too quickly or too slowly.
There is too much camera shake.
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Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Before Use
Background Defocus
Shooting
Viewing
Allows you to shoot an image with image processing so that the subject stands out from the background.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Precautions/About this camera
2.
(REC Mode)
(Background Defocus)
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3. Shoot with the shutter button.
Tips for adjusting the intensity of the background defocus
Before shooting, touch MENU
[Defocus Effect]
[Low], [Mid] or [High] to change the intensity of
the background defocus effect.
Tips for defocusing the background
Position of the subject and the background
If you shoot an image with the subject and background far apart, as shown in the illustration, the
background can be defocused. Shoot from the recommended shooting distance indicated on the
screen.
Subject is sufficiently distant from the background
Subject and background are too close
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Zoom scale and position of the subject
When you shoot a flower and a small item from close up, slide the W/T (zoom) lever to the W side. For
shooting people, move a short distance away from the subject and slide the W/T (zoom) lever to the T
side.
To lock the focus on the subject more easily, use the tracking focus function of the camera.
[Details]
Notes
When shooting, hold the camera still to reduce camera shake.
If you are unable to defocus effectively, try the following steps:
Slide the W/T (zoom) lever to the T side.
Approach the subject until you are within the recommended shooting distance.
Separate the subject and the background.
Touch the area to adjust its focus.
This function is not suited to underwater shooting.
Related Topic
Defocus Effect
Tracking focus
Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Picture Effect
Shooting
Viewing
Allows you to shoot a still image with an original texture according to the desired effect.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2.
(REC Mode)
(Picture Effect)
desired mode
If you want to select other Picture Effect mode, select from REC mode.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Allows you to shoot multiple images with different exposures to create a single image
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that looks like an oil painting. You can change the effect level using
effect).
(HDR Painting
(HDR
Painting)
Allows you to shoot multiple images with different exposures to create a single, sharp
monochrome image.
(Richtone
Monochrome)
Allows an image to be processed so that it looks as though you were shooting
dioramas. One part of the image is blurred for a high-contrast image. You can change
(Area of emphasis).
the blurred part using
(Miniature)
Allows you to shoot images with effects such as tunnel effect, high contrast, or color
cast as if they were shot with a toy camera. You can change the color hue using
(Color hue).
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(Toy
camera)
Allows you to shoot a pop art-like colorful image with emphasis on the color tone.
(Pop
Color)
Allows you to shoot an image that makes a strong impression by leaving a specified
color on portions of a monochrome image. You can select the color to extract using
(Extracted Color).
(Partial
Color)
Allows you to shoot soft, clear images with an emphasis on brightness.
(Soft
High-key)
Related Topic
HDR Painting effect
Area of emphasis
Color hue
Extracted Color
Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Scene Selection
Shooting
Viewing
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2.
(REC Mode)
(Scene Selection)
desired mode
If you want to select other Scene Selection mode, select from REC Mode.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Allows you to shoot faces for smoothness.
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(Soft Skin)
Allows you to shoot images with a softer atmosphere for portraits and flowers,
etc.
(Soft Snap)
Allows you to shoot indoor shots without using the flash to reduce subject blur.
Blur)
(Anti Motion
Allows easy shooting of distant scenes by focusing in the distance. Shoots vivid
blue sky and flora colors.
(Landscape)
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Allows you to shoot three images having different exposures to create a single
image with a greater range of gradation.
(Backlight
Correction HDR)
Allows you to shoot sharp images of people with the night view in the background
without compromising the atmosphere.
(Night Portrait)
Allows you to shoot night scenes at far distance without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
(Night Scene)
Allows you to shoot night scenes with less noise without using a tripod.
(Hand-held
Twilight)
Allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions, reducing
blur.
(High
Sensitivity)
Allows you to shoot food arrangements in delicious and bright color.
(Gourmet)
Allows you to shoot images of your pet with the best settings.
(Pet)
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Allows you to shoot scenes on the beach in bright and vivid colors even under the
sunlight.
(Beach)
Allows you to record clear images preventing sunken colors in snowy scenes or
other places where the whole screen appears white.
(Snow)
Allows you to record fireworks in all their splendor.
(Fireworks)
Allows you to shoot underwater in natural colors.
(Underwater)
Allows you to capture fast moving subjects outdoors or in other bright places.
The shutter speed becomes faster, so images shot in dark places become
darker.
(Hi-Speed
Shutter)
Notes
(Night Portrait),
(Night Scene) or
(Fireworks) mode, the
When you shoot images using
shutter speed is slower and the images tend to blur. To prevent blurring, the use of a tripod is
recommended.
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Some Scene Selection modes are available also in movie mode, but the selectable modes are
limited. [Details]
Related Topic
Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Before Use
3D Still Image
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Shooting a 3D image. Images recorded using the 3D functions can be played back stereoscopically on a
3D TV.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1.
(REC Mode)
(3D Shooting)
(3D Still Image)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
2. Shoot with the shutter button.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Tips for shooting 3D images
Contents list
Approach a subject with the subject and background far apart, as shown in the illustration.
The 3D effect may not work effectively when the scene is too dark, the subject is moving or you moved
the camera after setting the AE/AF lock.
If you shoot the image in a dark place, noise may be highly visible.
Notes
The available image size is [16M] or [16:9(12M)].
The 3D images are played back as standard still images on this camera.
3D images consist of a JPEG file and an MPO file. If either file is deleted on your PC, the camera
may not operate correctly.
This function is not suited to underwater shooting.
Related Topic
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > 3D Sweep Panorama
Before Use
3D Sweep Panorama
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Multiple images are shot while the camera is moving, and these images are compiled into a 3D image.
The recorded image can be played back on a 3D TV.
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2.
Changing settings
(REC Mode)
(3D Shooting)
(3D Sweep Panorama)
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
3. Align the camera with the end of the subject to be shot and press the shutter button.
Contents list
A: This part will not be recorded.
Touch B to change the shooting direction.
4. Pan the camera to the end of the guide (C), following the indication on the screen.
Tips for shooting in 3D Sweep Panorama mode
With your body as the axis, sweep the camera in a small circle, paralleling the direction of the arrow on
the screen. (Aim for a 5-second semicircle.)
If you are sweeping too quickly or too slowly, a message will be displayed on the screen.
We recommend that you practice it several times before shooting.
Subjects at rest are best suited for 3D shots.
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.
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Notes
3D images are played back as standard still images on this camera.
3D images consist of a JPEG file and an MPO file. If either file is deleted on your computer, the
camera may not operate correctly.
If you cannot pan the camera across the entire subject within the given time, a gray area occurs in
the composite image. If this happens, move the camera faster to record a full 3D image.
Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part will not be recorded smoothly.
Under low light conditions, the images may be blurred. It is recommended that you shoot images in
bright outside light.
If the entire angle of view of the 3D shot and the angle of view when the AE/AF was locked are
extremely different in brightness, color or focus, the shot will not be successful. If this happens,
change the location of the AE/AF lock and try again.
3D shooting may be canceled in the following situations:
You pan the camera too quickly or too slowly.
There is too much camera shake.
This function is not suited to underwater shooting.
Related Topic
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Sweep Multi Angle
Before Use
Sweep Multi Angle
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Viewing)
As you sweep the camera, the camera shoots multiple images, then compiles them into one
stereoscopic image.
It shoots an image that can be played back as a stereoscopic image by tilting the camera to the right or
left, and an image that can be played back on a 3D TV.
Changing settings
1.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
(REC Mode)
(3D Shooting)
(Sweep Multi Angle)
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
2. Align the camera with the end of the subject to be shot and press the shutter button.
Contents list
A: This part will not be recorded.
3. Pan the camera to the end of the guide (B), following the indication on the screen.
Shooting range in Sweep Multi Angle mode
Sweep the camera approximately 30 degrees to the left and right of the subject you want to focus on.
Refer also to the tips for 3D Sweep Panorama. [Details]
Notes
In [Sweep Multi Angle] mode, you can select only the [16:9(2M)] panoramic image size.
3D images consist of a JPEG file and an MPO file. If either file is deleted on your PC, the camera
may not operate correctly.
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Viewing images shot in Sweep Multi Angle mode stereoscopically
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Before Use
Functions not available in some REC modes
Shooting
Viewing
Functions available in REC modes
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Functions available in Scene Selection
Functions available in Picture Effect
In the table below, a checkmark indicates a user-changeable function, while — indicates an
unchangeable one. The icons below [Self-Timer] and [Flash] indicate the available modes.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Functions available in REC modes
Printing
Flash
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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SelfTimer
Close
Focus
Face
Detection
Tracking
focus
(Intelligent Auto)
—
(Superior Auto)
(Program Auto)
(iSweep Panorama)
(Underwater iSweep
Panorama)
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
(Background Defocus)
*
(3D Still Image)
(3D Sweep Panorama)
—
—
—
—
(Sweep Multi Angle)
—
—
—
—
Functions available in Scene Selection
Flash
SelfTimer
Close
Focus
Face
Detection
(Soft Skin)
—
*
(Soft Snap)
—
*
Tracking
focus
—
(Anti Motion Blur)
—
(Landscape)
(Backlight Correction
HDR)
—
(Night Portrait)
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—
—
—
(Night Scene)
(Hand-held Twilight)
—
(High Sensitivity)
—
—
—
—
(Gourmet)
—
(Pet)
—
(Beach)
—
(Snow)
—
(Fireworks)
(Underwater)
—
—
—
—
Face
Detection
Tracking
focus
—
—
—
(Hi-Speed Shutter)
* [Off] cannot be selected for [Face Detection].
Functions available in Picture Effect
Flash
SelfTimer
Close
Focus
—
(HDR Painting)
(Rich-tone
Monochrome)
—
(Miniature)
—
(Toy camera)
—
—
(Pop Color)
—
(Partial Color)
—
(Soft High-key)
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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > Tracking focus
Before Use
Tracking focus
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
The camera tracks the subject and adjusts the focus automatically even when the subject is moving
(Tracking focus).
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Touch
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
to cancel the tracking focus.
Tracking a face
If you use the tracking focus function while the Face Detection function is activated, you can select a
face to be given priority and register that face with the camera. Even if the registered face disappears
from the screen, when it shows up on the screen again, the camera focuses on the registered face.
When a specified face is registered in the camera memory and you use the Smile Shutter function,
the camera searches only for that face’s smile.
Notes
When you use zoom functions other than optical zoom, the tracking focus function is not available.
Tracking focus will automatically be canceled when the subject disappears from the screen or has
failed to be tracked. However, if the target of the tracking focus is a specified face, the camera
keeps tracking on that face even if the face disappears from the screen.
This function cannot be used with underwater shooting.
Related Topic
Face Detection
Functions not available in some REC modes
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Top page > Viewing > Viewing still images > Viewing still images
Before Use
Viewing still images
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. Select an image with
/
.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Taking advantage of dragging operations
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
You can perform the following actions by dragging the screen during playback.
Displays the next/previous image
Contents list
In playback mode, drag the screen to the right or left. To change images continuously, drag the screen
to the right or left and keep touching the screen.
Viewing images taken with a different camera
This camera creates an Image Database File on the memory card for recording and playing images. If
the camera detects images not registered in the Image Database File on the memory card, a
registration screen with the message “An image that is not administered in this device has been found.
Import?” will be displayed. To view unregistered images, register them by selecting [OK].
Use a sufficiently charged battery to register images. If a battery with a low charge is used to
register images, it may not be possible to register all of the data or the data may be corrupted if the
battery charge runs out.
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Top page > Viewing > Viewing still images > Playback zoom
Before Use
Playback zoom
Shooting
Viewing
To save enlarged images
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Enlarges the image being played back.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. Slide the W/T (zoom) lever to the T side.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
3. Adjust the zoom scale and position.
Button/Operation method Action
Drag up/down/right/left
Changes the zoom position.
Changes the zoom scale.
/
Cancels playback zoom.
To save enlarged images
You can save an enlarged image by using the trimming function.
[Retouch]
[Trimming (Resize)].
Touch MENU
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Before Use
Wide Zoom
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
In single-image mode, still images at a 4:3 aspect ratio are displayed over the entire screen. In this case,
the top and bottom of the image will be slightly cropped.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
1. Press the
Troubleshooting
2. Touch
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Wide Zoom).
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
3. To cancel Wide Zoom, touch
(Wide Zoom) again.
Note
Wide Zoom is not available for the following image files:
Movies
Panoramic images
Images displayed in a burst group
16:9 images
3D Still Image
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Top page > Viewing > Viewing burst images > Viewing burst images
Before Use
Viewing burst images
Shooting
Viewing
Tilt playback
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Unfold
You can select the playback method for continuous (burst) shots when [View Mode] is set to [Date View]
and [Display Cont. Shooting Group] is set to [Display Main Image Only].
[View Mode] is set to [Date View] and [Display Cont. Shooting Group] is set to [Display Main Image
Only] in its default setting.
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. Select the burst images with
/
.
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
3. Touch the desired playback button according to the playback mode.
Button/Operation Action
Only the main image is displayed.
The display switches between single image display and thumbnail image
display each time you touch the screen.
You can view the burst images as a movie by tilting the camera to the right or
left.
Tilt playback
The burst shots are played back smoothly as a movie.
1. Touch
.
2. Tilt the camera to the right or left, with the center of the camera as the axis.
3. To exit tilt playback, touch the screen.
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Unfold
If you touch
, only the main image is displayed. You can display a line-up of images by following the
procedure below.
1. Display the main image in playback mode, then touch
The images are displayed in the index.
When images are displayed in an index,
.
is displayed on the main image.
/
to display each image in a burst group.
2. Touch
You can also select an image to be displayed by touching the thumbnail image at the bottom of
the screen.
3. The display switches between single image display and thumbnail image display each time you
touch the screen.
4. To cancel the display, touch
.
Related Topic
View Mode
Display Cont. Shooting Group
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Before Use
Viewing movies
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. Select a movie with
/
.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
3. Touch
on the screen.
When you touch the screen during playback, operation buttons are displayed.
Precautions/About this camera
On the movie viewing screen
Contents list
When you touch the screen during playback, the playback bar appears, indicating the playback position
of a movie and operation buttons are displayed.
,
,
,
,
or
appears on the movie viewing screen.
The icon displayed may vary depending on image size and quality.
Button Action
Playback
Pause
Fast forward
Fast rewind
Slow playback
Slow rewind playback
Chapter advance
Chapter rewind
Frame advance
Frame rewind
Volume settings
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Closes the control panel
To display only movies on the index screen
You can view only movie thumbnails on the index screen by touching MENU
(View Mode)
(Folder view (MP4)) or
(AVCHD view).
(Folder view (MP4)): Displays MP4-format movie thumbnails on the index screen.
(AVCHD view): Displays AVCHD-format movie thumbnails on the index screen.
When a movie file is played back to the end, the camera automatically starts playing back the next
movie file.
Notes
The buttons on the control panel will vary depending on the playback status.
The screen changes to the next/previous image when you touch the Chapter advance/Chapter
rewind button in Date View setting.
You may not be able to play back some movies using other cameras.
Related Topic
View Mode
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Top page > Viewing > Viewing panoramic images > Scrolling the panoramic images for display
Before Use
Scrolling the panoramic images for display
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
You can scroll panoramic images by touching the playback icon while panoramic images are being
displayed.
In playing back, touch the screen to display the operation buttons.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
A: Shows the displayed area of the whole panoramic image
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Button/Operation
Action
Touch
Starts scrolling playback
Drag up/down/right/left Scrolls image
Panoramic images recorded using another camera may not be scrolled correctly when being played
back.
Note
A panoramic image recorded in [High Resolution] size requires a longer time to scroll than a normal
size panoramic image.
Related Topic
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
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Top page > Viewing > Viewing 3D images > Viewing images shot in Sweep Multi Angle mode
stereoscopically
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing images shot in Sweep Multi Angle mode stereoscopically
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
You can view the stereoscopic images shot in [Sweep Multi Angle] mode by tilting the camera to the
right or left.
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. Select an image shot in
(Sweep Multi Angle) mode with
/
.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
3. Touch
.
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4. Tilt the camera to the right or left.
5. Touch the screen to stop playback.
Tips for playing back stereoscopically
To view images shot in Sweep Multi Angle mode stereoscopically, tilt the camera to the right or left as
illustrated, keeping the camera horizontal.
Note
3D images shot in [3D Still Image], [3D Sweep Panorama] mode cannot be played back
stereoscopically on the camera.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Using MENU items
(Shooting)
Before Use
Shooting
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
You can display and easily select the functions that can be used on the currently displayed screen
during shooting.
1. Lower the lens cover to switch to shooting mode.
2. Touch the MENU icon to display the MENU screen.
The 4 menu items usually displayed under MENU will not appear on the MENU screen.
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
3. Touch MENU
desired mode
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Before Use
Movie shooting scene
Shooting
Viewing
On Scene Recognition
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene when the camera is in movie mode.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1.
(REC Mode)
(Movie Mode)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
2. MENU
(Movie shooting scene)
desired mode
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
(Intelligent Auto)
(Scene
Selection)
Adjusts the setting automatically. [Details]
Allows you to shoot movies with preset settings according to the scene.
[Details]
On Scene Recognition
Scene Recognition operates in Intelligent Auto mode. This function lets the camera automatically
recognize the shooting conditions and shoot the image.
Related Topic
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Easy Mode
Before Use
Easy Mode
Shooting
Viewing
On Scene Recognition
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Shooting functions available in Easy Mode (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Allows you to shoot still images using the minimum necessary functions.
The text size increases and indicators become easier to see.
Changing settings
1. MENU
(Easy Mode)
[OK]
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
2. Shoot with the shutter button.
To end Easy Mode, touch MENU
[Exit Easy Mode]
Notes
The battery power may decrease faster because the screen brightness increases automatically.
The playback mode also changes to [Easy Mode].
On Scene Recognition
Scene Recognition operates in Easy Mode. This function lets the camera automatically recognize the
shooting conditions and shoot the image.
Shooting functions available in Easy Mode (Shooting)
Flash
Touch
.
Still Image Size
MENU
size.
[Still Image Size]
Self-Timer
MENU
[Self-Timer]
Exit Easy
select between [On] or [Off] mode.
To end Easy Mode, touch MENU
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desired mode, select between [Large] or [Small]
[Exit Easy Mode]
[OK].
Mode
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Scene Recognition
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Before Use
Scene Selection
Shooting
Viewing
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
For still images:
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2.
(REC Mode)
(Scene Selection)
desired mode
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
For movies:
1.
(REC Mode)
2. MENU
(Movie Mode)
(Movie shooting scene)
(Scene Selection)
desired mode
* Scene Selection modes with an * mark are not available for [Scene Selection] in [Movie shooting scene].
Allows you to shoot faces for smoothness.
(Soft Skin)*
Allows you to shoot images with a softer atmosphere for portraits and flowers, etc.
(Soft Snap)
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Allows you to shoot indoor shots without using the flash to reduce subject blur.
(Anti
Motion Blur)*
Allows easy shooting of distant scenes by focusing in the distance. Shoots vivid blue
sky and flora colors.
(Landscape)
Allows you to shoot three images having different exposures to create a single image
with a greater range of gradation.
(Backlight
Correction
HDR)*
Allows you to shoot sharp images of people with the night view in the background
without compromising the atmosphere.
(Night
Portrait)*
Allows you to shoot night scenes at far distance without losing the dark atmosphere
of the surroundings.
(Night
Scene)
Allows you to shoot night scenes with less noise without using a tripod.
(Hand-held
Twilight)*
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For still images, allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions,
reducing blur. For movies, allows you to record low light scenes with more
brightness.
(High
Sensitivity)
Allows you to shoot food arrangements in delicious and bright color.
(Gourmet)*
Allows you to shoot images of your pet with the best settings.
(Pet)*
Allows you to shoot scenes on the beach in bright and vivid colors even under the
sunlight.
(Beach)
Allows you to record clear images preventing sunken colors in snowy scenes or other
places where the whole screen appears white.
(Snow)
Allows you to record fireworks in all their splendor.
(Fireworks)
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Allows you to shoot underwater in natural colors.
(Underwater)
Allows you to capture fast moving subjects outdoors or in other bright places.
The shutter speed becomes faster, so images shot in dark places become darker.
(Hi-Speed
Shutter)*
Note
(Night Portrait),
(Night Scene) or
(Fireworks) mode, the
When you shoot images using
shutter speed is slower and the images tend to blur. To prevent blurring, the use of a tripod is
recommended.
Related Topic
Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Before Use
Flash
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1.
(Flash)
desired mode
If the button is not displayed on the left side of the screen, touch MENU.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
(Auto)
Flashes when shooting in low light or backlit conditions.
Flash always operates.
(On)
Flash always operates.
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background that is
out of flash light.
(Slow
Synchro)
Flash does not operate.
(Off)
When the “White circular spots” appears in flash photos
This is caused by particles (dust, pollen, mist, floating object underwater, etc.) floating close to the lens.
When they are accentuated by the camera’s flash, they appear as white circular spots.
How can the “White circular spots” be reduced?
Light the room and shoot the subject without a flash.
Select
[Off].)
(Anti Motion Blur) or
(High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection. ([Flash] is set to
Notes
The flash strobes twice. The first flash adjusts the light quantity.
While charging the flash,
is displayed.
You cannot use the flash during burst shooting.
Related Topic
Functions not available in some REC modes
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Before Use
Self-Timer
Shooting
Viewing
Automatic shooting with Self-portrait timer
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1.
(Self-Timer)
desired mode
If the button is not displayed on the left side of the screen, touch MENU.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Does not use the self-timer.
(Off)
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(10sec)
Sets the self-timer to a 10-second delay.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and a beep
.
sounds until the shutter operates. To cancel, touch
(2sec)
Sets the self-timer to a 2-second delay.
(Self-portrait
One Person)
(Self-portrait
Two People)
Sets the self-timer to Self-portrait timer.
When the camera detects the specified number of faces, a beep sounds, and
the shutter operates 2 seconds later.
Hints for preventing blur
If your hands or body moves while holding the camera and pressing the shutter button, “Camera
shake” occurs.
Camera shake occurs frequently under low-light or slow shutter speed conditions, such as those
encountered in
(Night Portrait) or
(Night Scene) mode.
To reduce camera shake, set the self-timer to a 2-second delay and brace your arms against your
sides after pressing the shutter button.
Automatic shooting with Self-portrait timer
Point the lens at yourself so that the selected number of faces are reflected in the screen. The shutter
operates automatically. Do not move your camera after the beep sounds.
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You can also shoot an image by pressing the shutter button during this operation.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Defocus Effect
Before Use
Defocus Effect
Shooting
Viewing
Sets the level of background defocus effect when shooting in Background Defocus mode.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1.
(REC Mode)
2. MENU
(Background Defocus)
(Defocus Effect)
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
(Low)
(Mid) Select a weak, medium or strong Background Defocus effect.
(High)
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Before Use
Still Image Size(Dual Rec)
Shooting
Viewing
Sets the still image size shot while recording a movie.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Still Image Size(Dual Rec))
desired size
If the button is not displayed on the left side of the screen, touch MENU.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
When [Movie Size] is set to other than [VGA]
Contents list
16:9(12M Level) For viewing on a high-definition TV and printing up to A3+ size
16:9(3M)
For viewing on a high-definition TV
When [Movie Size] is set to [VGA]
8M Level For prints up to A3 size
For prints up to 10×15 cm size
2M
Note
The number of images you can shoot in Dual Rec mode varies depending on the still image size.
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Image Size
Before Use
Shooting
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Image size when shooting still images
3D Still Image Size
Image size in Easy Mode
Image size when shooting using Sweep Panorama/Underwater iSweep Panorama
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
The image size determines the size of the image file that is recorded when you take 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.
Image size when shooting still images
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
1.
(Still Image Size)
desired size
When the button is not displayed on the left of the screen, touch MENU.
Still image size
(Horizontal × Vertical)
Usage guidelines
Displaying on the
screen
For prints up to A3+ size
(4608×3456)
For prints up to A3 size
(3648×2736)
(2592×1944)
For prints from 10×15 cm up to A4
size
(640×480)
For e-mail attachments
(4608×2592)
For viewing on a high-definition TV
and printing up to A3 size
Images are displayed in 4:3
aspect ratio.
For viewing on a high-definition TV
(1920×1080)
Images will fill the entire
screen.
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3D Still Image Size
1.
(Still Image Size)
desired size
(4608×3456) For prints up to A3+ size
(4608×2592) For viewing on a high-definition TV and printing up to A3 size
Note
When you print still images recorded at a 16:9 aspect ratio or panoramic images, both edges may
be cut off.
Image size in Easy Mode
1.
(Still Image Size)
desired size
Large Shoots images in [16M] size.
Small Shoots images in [5M] size.
Image size when shooting using Sweep Panorama/Underwater iSweep
Panorama
1.
(Panorama Image Size)
desired size
When the button is not displayed on the left of the screen, touch MENU.
(16:9)
(Horizontal: 1920 × 1080)
[16:9] is available only for 3D shooting.
(Standard)
(Horizontal: 4912 × 1080)
(Vertical: 3424 × 1920)
Shoots images using standard size.
(Wide)
(Horizontal: 7152 × 1080)
Shoots images using wide size.
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(Vertical: 4912 × 1920)
(High Resolution)
Shoots high-resolution panorama in 43M.
(Horizontal: 10480 × 4096)
Note
If you cannot print panoramic images recorded in [High Resolution] size due to the large size, use
the resize function in the software “PlayMemories Home”. “PlayMemories Home” allows you to
resize panoramic images recorded in [High Resolution] to 50%, etc.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Movie Quality/Movie Size
Before Use
Movie Quality/Movie Size
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
The larger the size of the movie image, the higher the image quality. The higher the amount of data
used per second (average bit-rate), the higher the image quality.
Select a movie recording format by touching MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
Changing settings
[Movie format] in shooting mode. [Details]
You can set [Movie Quality] in AVCHD format, and set [Movie Size] in MP4 format.
Viewing images on a TV
Movie Quality (recording format: AVCHD)
Using with your computer
1. MENU
Printing
(Movie Quality)
desired mode
Set using the buttons displayed on the left of the screen depending on the REC mode.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Movies shot with this camera are recorded in AVCHD format, at approximately 60 fields/sec (1080
60i-compatible devices) or 50 fields/sec (1080 50i-compatible devices), in interlaced mode, with
Dolby Digital audio.
Movie quality
Average bitrate
Description
AVC HD 24M
(FX)
24 Mbps
Shoots at the highest picture quality of 1920×1080
(60i/50i) size.
AVC HD 17M
(FH)
17 Mbps
Shoots at a high picture quality of 1920×1080 (60i/50i)
size.
AVC HD 9M
(HQ)
9 Mbps
Shoots at a standard picture quality of 1440×1080
(60i/50i) size.
Movie Size (recording format: MP4)
1. MENU
(Movie Size)
desired size
Set using the buttons displayed on the left of the screen depending on the REC mode.
Movies shot with this camera are recorded in MPEG-4 format, at approximately 30 frames/sec (for
1080 60i-compatible devices) or approximately 25 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in
progressive mode, with AAC audio, mp4 format.
Movie image size Average bit-rate Description
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MP4 12M
12 Mbps
Shoots at 1440×1080 size
MP4 6M
6 Mbps
Shoots at 1280×720 size
MP4 3M
3 Mbps
Shoots at VGA size
Notes
A telephoto image is produced when [MP4 3M] image size is selected.
When you create AVCHD discs from movies recorded in [AVC HD 24M (FX)], it will take time as the
image quality must be converted. To save [AVC HD 24M (FX)] movies without converting the image
quality, use Blu-ray discs.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Cont. Shooting Settings
Before Use
Cont. Shooting Settings
Shooting
Viewing
The camera shoots up to 10 continuous frames in one burst when you hold down the shutter button.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Cont. Shooting Settings)
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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(Off)
(High)
(Low)
Records a single image.
Shoots from 2 to a maximum of 10 successive images.
Notes
[Flash] is set to [Off].
When recording with the self-timer, a series of up to 10 images is recorded.
The recording interval becomes longer, depending on the setting for the image size.
[Focus], [White Balance], and [EV] are adjusted for the first image, and these settings are also
used for the other images.
When the [Cont. Shooting Settings] is set to [High] or [Low], up to ISO800 can be selected for ISO
speed.
[VGA] image size will be set while recording on internal memory.
When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or a memory card is full, the burst stops.
In slow shutter speed conditions, the burst of shots per second may be decreased.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Macro
Before Use
Macro
Shooting
Viewing
Use this setting to capture beautiful close-up images of small subjects such as insects or flowers.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Macro)
desired mode.
Depending on the REC mode, this is set using buttons displayed on the left side of the screen.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
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(Auto)
(Close
Focus)
The camera adjusts the focus automatically from distant subjects to close-up.
Use this mode to shoot at close distances.
Locked to the W side: Approximately 1 cm to 20 cm (13/32 inches to 7 7/8
inches)
Note
Note the following points when using the Close Focus mode.
You cannot use the Scene Recognition or Face Detection functions.
This mode is cancelled if you turn off the power or switch the REC mode to another one.
The flash mode settings you can use in this mode are [On] or [Off] only.
The focus speed becomes slower.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > HDR Painting effect
Before Use
HDR Painting effect
Shooting
Viewing
When you select [HDR Painting] in Picture Effect, set the effect level.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1.
(HDR Painting effect)
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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(Low)
(Medium) Select weak, medium or strong effects that emphasize color, etc.
(High)
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Before Use
Area of emphasis
Shooting
Viewing
When you select [Miniature] in Picture Effect, set the part you want attention on.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1.
(Area of emphasis)
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
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(Top)
Sets area of emphasis at the top.
(Center)
Sets area of emphasis in the center.
(Bottom) Sets area of emphasis at the bottom.
(Left)
Sets area of emphasis to the left.
(Middle)
Sets area of emphasis in the middle.
(Right)
Sets area of emphasis to the right.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Color hue
Before Use
Color hue
Shooting
Viewing
When you select [Toy camera] in Picture Effect, adjust the color hue.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1.
(Color hue)
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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(Normal)
(Cool hue)
(Warm hue)
(Green hue)
Adds a normal hue and darkens the surroundings.
Adds a bluish cool hue and darkens the surroundings.
Adds a reddish warm hue and darkens the surroundings.
Adds a green filter-like hue and darkens the surroundings.
(Magenta hue) Adds a magenta filter-like hue and darkens the surroundings.
Note
It is recommended that you shoot a test image in advance for some subjects.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Extracted Color
Before Use
Extracted Color
Shooting
Viewing
When you select [Partial Color] in Picture Effect, select the color to extract.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1.
(Extracted Color)
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
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(Red)
Extracts red only.
(Green) Extracts green only.
(Blue)
Extracts blue only.
(Yellow) Extracts yellow only.
Note
When [Partial Color] is selected, images may not retain the selected color, depending on the
subject.
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Before Use
EV
Shooting
Viewing
You can adjust the exposure manually in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(EV)
Depending on the REC mode, this is set using buttons displayed on the left side of the screen.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
2. Touch
Precautions/About this camera
/
to adjust exposure
[OK].
You can also adjust the exposure by touching
of the adjustment bar and dragging to the right or
left.
Contents list
Adjusting the exposure for better looking images
A: Overexposure (too much light)
B: Correct exposure
C: Underexposure (too little light)
When the image shot is overexposed, adjust [EV] to the minus side.
When the image shot is underexposed, adjust [EV] to the plus side.
Note
If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, the
exposure adjustment may not be effective.
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Before Use
ISO
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Adjusts the luminous sensitivity when the camera is set to Program Auto or [Underwater] is selected in
Scene Selection. In movie mode, [ISO] is fixed to [Auto]. You cannot change the settings.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(ISO)
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
(Auto)
/
/
/
/
/
You can reduce image blurring in dark locations or with moving subjects by
increasing the ISO sensitivity (select a larger number).
Adjusting ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO sensitivity is a speed rating for recording media that incorporates an image sensor that receives
light. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on the ISO sensitivity.
High ISO sensitivity
Records a bright image even in dark locations while increasing shutter speed to reduce blur.
However, the image tends to become noisy.
Low ISO sensitivity
Records a smoother image.
However, when the exposure is insufficient, the image may become darker.
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Before Use
White Balance
Shooting
Viewing
To capture the basic white color in One Push Set mode
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Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Adjusts color tones according to the surrounding light conditions. Use this function if image color
appears unnatural.
1. MENU
(White Balance)
Depending on the REC mode, this is set using buttons displayed on the left side of the screen.
Viewing images on a TV
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Printing
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Precautions/About this camera
2. Desired mode
[OK]
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(Auto)
(Daylight)
(Cloudy)
Adjusts the white balance automatically so that the colors appear natural.
Adjusts for outdoors conditions on a fine day, evening views, night scenes, neon
signs, fireworks, etc.
Adjusts for a cloudy sky or a shady location.
(Fluorescent
White Balance
1)
[Fluorescent White Balance 1]: Adjusts for white fluorescent lighting.
(Fluorescent
[Fluorescent White Balance 2]: Adjusts for natural white fluorescent lighting.
White Balance [Fluorescent White Balance 3]: Adjusts for day white fluorescent lighting.
2)
(Fluorescent
White Balance
3)
Adjusts for places under incandescent lamp, or under bright lighting, such as in a
(Incandescent) photo studio.
(Flash)
(One
Push)
Adjusts for the flash conditions.
Adjusts the white balance depending on the light source. The white color
(One Push Set) mode becomes the basic white color. Use this
memorized in
mode when [Auto] and other settings do not provide accurate colors.
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Effects of lighting conditions
The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions.
The color tones are adjusted automatically, but you can adjust color tones manually using the White
Balance function.
Daylight (White as Standard)
Cloudy (Bluish)
Fluorescent (Green-tinged)
Incandescent (Reddish)
Notes
When shooting with a flash in other than [Flash] mode, [White Balance] is set to [Auto].
When flash mode is [On] or [Slow Synchro], the white balance can only be set to [Auto], [Flash] or
[One Push].
To capture the basic white color in One Push Set mode
1. Frame a white object such as a piece of paper filling the screen under the same lighting conditions
as you will shoot the subject.
2. MENU
3. Touch
(White Balance)
(One Push Set)
[One Push]
[OK].
The screen momentarily turns black, and when the white balance has been adjusted and stored in
the memory, the recording screen is displayed again.
Notes
If the
indicator flashes while shooting, the white balance is either not set or cannot be set. Use
automatic white balance.
Do not shake or strike the camera while [One Push Set] is in progress.
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When flash mode is set to [On] or [Slow Synchro], the white balance is adjusted to the condition
with the flash emitting.
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Before Use
Underwater White Balance
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Adjusts the color tone when the camera is set to [Underwater] mode in Scene Selection, or [Underwater
iSweep Panorama] in [Panorama Shooting Scene].
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Underwater White Balance)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
2. Desired mode
[OK]
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
(Auto)
Automatically adjusts the color tones for underwater conditions to make the
colors appear natural.
(Underwater
1)
Adjusts for underwater conditions where blue is strong.
(Underwater
2)
Adjusts for underwater conditions where green is strong.
Note
Depending on the color of the water, Underwater White Balance may not work correctly even
though you select [Underwater 1] or [Underwater 2].
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Before Use
Focus
Shooting
Viewing
Focusing on subjects near the edge of the screen
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Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus
mode.
AF stands for “Auto Focus,” a function that adjusts the focus automatically.
The selected AF range finder frame appears on the screen.
1. MENU
(Focus)
desired mode
Depending on the shooting mode, this is set using buttons displayed on the left side of the screen.
Printing
Troubleshooting
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Focuses on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame automatically.
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.
(Multi
AF)
When the Face Detection function is active, AF operates with priority on faces.
(Underwater), focus operation is adjusted to
When Scene Selection is set to
underwater shooting. When focus is achieved by half pressing the shutter button, a
large frame is displayed in green.
Focuses on a subject in the center of the finder frame automatically. Using the AF lock
function together, you can compose the image the way you want.
(Center
AF)
Focuses on an extremely small subject or a narrow area automatically. Using the AF
lock function together, you can compose the image the way you want.
(Spot
AF)
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Hold the camera steady so as not to misalign the subject and the AF range finder
frame.
Notes
When you use the following functions, the AF range finder frame is disabled and a dotted line
appears instead. In this case, the camera works to focus on the subjects at the center of the
screen.
Zoom functions other than optical zoom
AF illuminator
If tracking focus is activated, the camera focuses with priority on the subject to be tracked.
Quickly choosing the priority subject
Touching the screen displays a frame, and then pressing the shutter button halfway down brings the
frame into focus. Touch
to cancel the focus.
Focusing on subjects near the edge of the screen
If the subject is out of focus, do as follows:
1. Recompose the shot so that the subject is centered in the AF range finder (A), and press the
shutter button halfway to focus on the subject (AF lock).
2. When the AE/AF lock indicator (B) stops flashing and remains on, return to the fully composed shot,
and press the shutter button fully down.
As long as you do not press the shutter button fully down, you can retry the procedure as many
times as necessary.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Metering Mode
Before Use
Metering Mode
Shooting
Viewing
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the exposure.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Metering Mode)
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
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(Multi)
Divides into multiple regions and measures each region. The camera determines a wellbalanced exposure (Multi-pattern metering).
Measures the center of the image, and determines the exposure based on the
(Center) brightness of the subject there (Center-weighted metering).
Align the spot metering cross hairs (A) on the subject to meter one part of the subject
(Spot metering). This function is useful when the subject is backlit or when there is
strong contrast between the subject and the background.
(Spot)
Note
[Spot] cannot be selected when recording movies.
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Before Use
Scene Recognition
Shooting
Viewing
Advanced mode
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
The camera automatically detects shooting conditions, and then takes the shot. When a motion is
detected, the ISO sensitivity is increased according to the movement to reduce subject blur. When the
camera is set to Intelligent Auto mode, you can select [Advanced] mode, in which the camera
automatically shoots two images.
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In Scene Recognition, the position of an icon displayed on the screen is different depending on whether
the camera recognizes a scene or condition. If the camera recognizes a scene, icons and guides such
as
(Portrait),
(Landscape),
(Infant),
(Night Portrait),
(Macro),
(Close Focus),
(Night Scene),
(Spotlight) or
(Backlight Portrait),
(Backlight),
(Low Light) are displayed on the first
(Move) are displayed on the
line. If the camera recognizes a condition, icons such as (Tripod) or
second line. The camera may recognize both the scene and condition, or just one.
1.
(REC Mode)
2. MENU
(Auto)
(Intelligent Auto)
(Scene Recognition)
desired mode
When the camera recognizes the scene, it switches to the optimal settings and
shoots the image.
When the camera recognizes the scene, it switches to the optimal settings. When
the camera recognizes
(Night Scene),
(Night Portrait),
(Backlight) or
(Backlight Portrait), it automatically changes the setting and shoots another image.
(Advanced)
icon will turn
When you shoot 2 images consecutively, the + mark on the
green.
When two frames are shot, the two images are displayed side by side
immediately after shooting.
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When [Anti Blink] is displayed, 2 images are taken automatically and the image
with the eyes open is selected automatically. [Details]
Notes
The Scene Recognition function does not operate when you shoot images using zoom functions
other than the optical zoom.
(Portrait),
(Infant),
(Night Portrait) or
(Backlight Portrait) are not recognized in tracking
focus mode.
The available flash settings are [Auto] and [Off].
These scenes may not be recognized depending on the situation.
If the environment causes vibrations to be transferred to the camera when
Scene) conditions are recognized at the same time,
(Tripod) and
(Night
(Tripod) condition may not be recognized.
Sometimes a slow shutter results when a scene is recognized as a
at the same time. Keep the camera still during shooting.
(Tripod) and
(Night Scene)
Advanced mode
In [Advanced] mode, the camera shoots two images consecutively with the settings differing as follows
(Night Scene),
(Night Portrait),
(Backlight) or
(Backlight Portrait) scenes,
when it recognizes
which tend to blur. You can select the desired image from the two images shot.
First Image*
Second Image
Shoots in Slow Synchro
Shoots with sensitivity increased and shake
reduced
Shoots in Slow Synchro with the face which
the flash strobes on as guide
Shoots with sensitivity increased with the face as
guide and shake reduced
Shoots in Slow Synchro
Shoots with even slower shutter speed without
increasing sensitivity
Shoots with the flash
Shoots with the brightness and contrast of the
background adjusted
Shoots with the face which the flash strobes
on as guide
Shoots with the brightness and contrast of the
face and the background adjusted
* When [Flash] is set to [Auto].
What is the Anti Blink function?
When set to [Advanced], the camera automatically shoots two images consecutively* when it
(Portrait) or
(Infant). The camera will select, display, and record the image which the
recognizes
eyes are not blinked automatically. If the eyes are closed in both images, the message “Blinked eye
detected” is displayed.
* except when the flash strobes/when the shutter speed is slow.
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Before Use
Soft Skin Effect
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
When the Face Detection function is activated, sets whether to use the Soft Skin effect, and the effect
level.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Soft Skin Effect)
desired mode
Changing settings
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(Off)
Does not use the Soft Skin Effect.
(Low)
(Mid) Adds a weak, medium or strong Soft Skin Effect.
(High)
Note
The [Soft Skin Effect] may not be visible depending on the subject.
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Before Use
Smile Shutter
Shooting
Viewing
When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Smile Shutter)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
2. Wait for a smile to be detected.
When a smile is detected and the smile level exceeds the
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point on the indicator, the camera
records images automatically.
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In Movie shooting scene, the indicator is not displayed. [Details]
If you press the shutter button during Smile Shutter, the camera shoots the image, and then
returns to Smile Shutter mode.
3. To end the Smile Shutter, touch MENU
(Smile Shutter).
Tips for better capturing of smiles
Do not cover the eyes with the bangs. Do not obscure the face by hat, masks,
sunglasses, etc.
Try to orient the face in front of the camera and be as level as possible. Keep
the eyes narrowed.
Give a clear smile with an open mouth. The smile is easier to detect when
the teeth are shown.
The shutter operates when any person whose face is being detected smiles.
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You can select or register the priority subject for face detection with [Face Detection]. When the
selected face is registered in the camera memory, Smile Detection is performed only for that face.
[Details]
If a smile is not detected, select MENU
[Smile Detection Sensitivity], then set the value to
[Slight Smile].
Notes
Shooting using the Smile Shutter ends automatically when either the memory card or internal
memory becomes full.
Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.
You cannot use Smile Shutter when you use zoom functions other than optical zoom.
Related Topic
Smile Detection Sensitivity
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Before Use
Smile Detection Sensitivity
Shooting
Viewing
Sets the sensitivity of the Smile Shutter function for detecting smiles.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Smile Detection Sensitivity)
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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(Big Smile)
(Normal Smile) Detects a big, normal or slight smile.
(Slight Smile)
Note
Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.
Related Topic
Smile Shutter
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Before Use
Face Detection
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
When the Face Detection function is used, the camera detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the
focus, flash, exposure, white balance and red-eye reduction settings automatically.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
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When the camera detects more than one subject, the camera will judge which is the main subject and
set focus by priority. The frame for which the focus is set will turn green by pressing the shutter button
halfway down.
1. MENU
(Face Detection)
(Off)
(Auto)
desired mode
Does not use the Face Detection.
Selects the face the camera is to automatically focus on.
(Child Priority) Detects and shoots with priority on a child’s face.
(Adult Priority) Detects and shoots with priority on an adult’s face.
Notes
[Off] is not available when [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two
People].
You can select [Face Detection] only when the focus mode is set to [Multi AF] and the metering
mode is set to [Multi].
The Face Detection function does not operate when you use zoom functions other than optical
zoom.
Up to 8 faces of your subjects can be detected.
Adults and children may not be recognized correctly depending on the conditions.
During Smile Shutter shooting, [Face Detection] is automatically set to [Auto] even if it is set to
[Off].
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Before Use
Anti Blink
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
When Scene Selection is set to [Soft Skin] or [Soft Snap] and the subject blinks while you are shooting
an image, the camera automatically shoots two images consecutively. The camera will automatically
select, display and record the image in which the eyes are not blinked.
1. MENU
(Anti Blink)
desired mode
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
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When Face Detection is active, the Anti Blink function operates so that images with the
(Auto) subject’s eyes open are recorded.
(Off)
Does not use the Anti Blink function.
Notes
Anti Blink does not work in the following situations:
When using the flash
During burst shooting
When the Face Detection function does not work
When the Smile Shutter function is activated
Sometimes the Anti Blink function does not work depending on the situation.
When the Anti Blink function is set to [Auto] but only images with the subject’s eyes closed are
recorded, the message “Blinked eye detected” is displayed on the screen. Shoot again as
necessary.
Related Topic
Scene Selection
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Before Use
Movie SteadyShot
Shooting
Viewing
The strength of the SteadyShot effect when shooting movies can be adjusted.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Movie SteadyShot)
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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(Standard) Provides the SteadyShot effect under stable recording conditions.
(Active)
Provides a more powerful SteadyShot effect.
Note
If you change the setting for [Movie SteadyShot], the angle of view will change.
Related Topic
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Before Use
In-Camera Guide
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
This camera is equipped with built-in instruction guide. This allows you to search the camera’s functions
according to your needs.
You can use the selected function after reading the guide.
1. Touch (In-Camera Guide).
If the icon button is not displayed on the left of the screen, touch the MENU to display.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
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2. Select a search method from [In-Camera Guide].
Guidance
Description
Shoot/ playback guide Search for various operation functions in shooting/ playback mode.
Icon guide
Search the function and meaning of displayed icons.
Troubleshooting
Search common problems and their solution.
Operation Guide
Search functions according to your needs.
Keyword
Search functions by keywords.
History
View the last 10 items displayed in [In-Camera Guide].
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REC modes
Before Use
Shooting
MENU items not available in some REC modes
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
MENU items not available in Scene Selection/Picture Effect mode
In the table below, a checkmark indicates settings that can be changed, while
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Menu items
Printing
Movie shooting scene
Troubleshooting
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indicates settings that
cannot be changed. A setting may be fixed or restricted depending on the shooting mode. For details,
see each topic.
Easy Mode
Flash
Self-Timer
Defocus Effect
Still Image Size(Dual Rec)
Still Image Size
Panorama Image Size
Movie Quality
Movie Size
Cont. Shooting Settings
Macro
HDR Painting effect
Area of emphasis
Color hue
Extracted Color
EV
ISO
White Balance
Underwater White Balance
Focus
Metering Mode
Scene Recognition
Soft Skin Effect
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Smile Shutter
Smile Detection Sensitivity
Face Detection
Anti Blink
Movie SteadyShot
In-Camera Guide
(Settings)
MENU items not available in Scene Selection/Picture Effect mode
The icons below
Menu items
or
indicate the available modes.
(Still images)
Movie shooting
scene
Easy Mode
Flash
Self-Timer
Defocus Effect
Still Image Size(Dual
Rec)
Still Image Size
Panorama Image
Size
Movie Quality
Movie Size
Cont. Shooting
Settings
Macro
HDR Painting effect
Area of emphasis
Color hue
Extracted Color
EV
ISO
White Balance* 1
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(Movies)
Underwater White
Balance
Focus
Metering Mode
Scene Recognition
Soft Skin Effect* 2
Smile Shutter
Smile Detection
Sensitivity
Face Detection* 3
Anti Blink
Movie SteadyShot
In-Camera Guide
(Settings)
*1 [Flash] cannot be selected for [White Balance] when Scene Selection is set to
(Hand-held Twilight) or
(Anti Motion Blur),
(High Sensitivity).
*2 [Off] cannot be selected for [Soft Skin Effect] when Scene Selection is set to
(Soft Skin).
*3 [Off] cannot be selected for [Face Detection] when Scene Selection is set to
(Soft Skin) or
(Soft Snap).
Note
The 4 menu items displayed under MENU differ according to the mode.
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(Viewing)
Before Use
Shooting
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
You can select the various viewing functions easily from the screen.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
Changing settings
2. Touch MENU to display the Menu screen.
The 4 menu items usually displayed under MENU will not appear on the MENU screen.
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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3. Touch the MENU items
desired mode
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Easy Mode
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
When viewing still images in Easy Mode, the playback screen text becomes larger, indicators become
easier to see, and fewer functions can be used.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. MENU
Changing settings
(Easy Mode)
[OK]
Viewing images on a TV
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Notes
The battery charge is used up more quickly because the screen brightness increases automatically.
The shooting mode also changes to [Easy Mode].
Viewing functions available in Easy Mode
In Easy Mode, only the deletion and the zoom functions are available.
(Delete)
(Zoom)
MENU
You can delete the currently displayed image.
Enlarges the displayed image.
Drag up, down, right or left, or touch
Touch
/
/
/
/
to change the zoom position.
to change the zoom magnification.
You can delete currently displayed image with [Delete Single Image], and delete all images
in the selected date range or internal memory (if selected) with [Delete All Images].
[OK] to exit Easy Mode.
Select [Exit Easy Mode]
Note
When a memory card is inserted in the camera, [View Mode] is set to [Date View].
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Before Use
Date Select
Shooting
Viewing
Selects the desired image to view by date.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
2. Touch
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Date Select).
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
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3. Display images shot on a specific date at center of the screen by dragging right or left on the screen
to select the date.
4. Touch the center of image.
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Calendar
Shooting
Viewing
This feature selects the date to be played back on the calendar when using Date View.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
2. Touch MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Calendar).
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
3. Select the month you want to display with
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, then touch the desired date.
Drag the thumbnails of images for the selected date (A) up or down to change the page. Touch an
image to return to the single-image screen for that image.
Note
This function is not displayed when the internal memory is used.
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Before Use
Image Index
Shooting
Viewing
Displays multiple images at the same time.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
2. Touch
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Image Index).
Changing settings
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3. Touch the screen and drag up or down to change the page.
Touch an image on the index screen to return to the single-image screen for that image.
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Related Topic
Number of images in index
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Slideshow
Shooting
Viewing
Continuous Playback
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Slideshow with music
Images are automatically played back in succession.
1. Press the
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Slideshow)
desired slideshow
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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(Continuous Playback) Starts playback from the currently displayed image.
(Slideshow with music) Plays back still images in succession along with effects and music.
Note
[Slideshow] is not available when [View Mode] is set to [Folder view (MP4)] or [AVCHD view].
Continuous Playback
1. Select the desired image for playing.
2. MENU
(Slideshow)
[Continuous Playback]
3. To end continuous playback, touch the screen, and then touch [Exit Continuous Playback].
Touch
or
on the screen to adjust the movie volume.
Viewing panoramic images during continuous playback
The whole panoramic image is displayed for 3 seconds.
You can scroll a panoramic image by touching
.
Slideshow with music
1. MENU
(Slideshow)
2. Desired setting
[Slideshow with music]
[OK]
3. To end continuous playback, touch the screen, and then touch [Exit Slideshow].
Note
[Slideshow with music] is not available for the following images:
Panoramic images
3D images recorded in [Standard] or [Wide] size
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Playback Selection
Selects the group of images to be shown. The setting is fixed to [Folder] when the internal memory is
used to record images.
All
Plays a slideshow of all the images in order.
This
Date
Plays a slideshow of images with the currently selected date range when View Mode is
[Date View].
Folder
Plays a slideshow of images in the currently selected folder in Folder View.
Effects
Selects the playback speed and mood for slideshows. If the playback time of movie is long, an image is
taken from it and displayed.
Simple
A simple slideshow switching images at a preset interval.
The playback interval is adjustable in [Interval] and you can thoroughly enjoy your
images.
Nostalgic A moody slideshow reproducing the atmosphere of a movie scene.
Stylish
A stylish slideshow proceeding at a middle tempo.
Active
A high-tempo slideshow suitable for active scenes.
Music
Specifies the music to be played during slideshows. You can select more than one background music
track. Touch
volume.
to listen to each background music. Touch
or
to adjust the background music
Music1
The default setting for a [Simple] slideshow.
Music2
The default setting for a [Nostalgic] slideshow.
Music3
The default setting for a [Stylish] slideshow.
Music4
The default setting for an [Active] slideshow.
Muting
Does not use music.
Note
The movies are played back without their audio.
Interval
Sets the screen switching interval. The setting is fixed to [Auto] when [Simple] is not selected as the
[Effects].
1 sec
3 sec
5 sec
Sets the display interval of images for a [Simple] slideshow.
10 sec
Auto
The interval is set to suit the selected [Effects] item.
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Selecting background music
You can transfer a desired music file from your CDs or MP3 files to the camera to play back during
slideshow. To transfer music, install the “Music Transfer” software to your computer.
Related Topic
“Music Transfer”
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Before Use
Delete
Shooting
Viewing
Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
2.
(Delete)
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
desired mode
[OK]
Changing settings
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(All but This
Image)
Deletes burst group images other than the selected image in Display Cont.
Shooting Group mode.
(All Imgs in This
Cnt.Sht. Grp.)
Deletes all images in the selected burst group at once.
(This Image)
Deletes the currently displayed image in single-image mode.
(Multiple Images)
Allows you to select and delete multiple images.
After step 2, select an image, then touch it. To cancel the selection, touch the
image again to cancel the
mark.
(All Images on This
Date)
Deletes all still images and movies in the selected date range or folder, or all
(All in This Folder)
AVCHD movies at once.
(All AVCHD view
files)
You can switch between index and single-image mode when selecting images
(Multiple Images), touch
on the index screen to return to the single-image
When you select
on the single-image screen to return to the index screen.
screen, and touch
You can also switch between index and single-image mode in [Protect], [Send by TransferJet] or
[Print (DPOF)].
Notes
In Easy Mode, you can select from [1 image] or [All].
When using the internal memory, the image is displayed in Folder View.
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Before Use
Send by TransferJet
Shooting
Viewing
Receiving images using TransferJet
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using separately sold TransferJet-compatible devices
Printing
TransferJet is a close-up, wireless transfer technology that allows data to be transferred by closely
aligning two products that you want to communicate with each other.
To find out whether your camera is equipped with the TransferJet function, check for the
(TransferJet) mark on the bottom of the camera.
Using a Memory Stick with TransferJet (sold separately) allows images to be transferred between
TransferJet-compatible devices.
For more details on TransferJet, see the operating instructions supplied with Memory Stick with
TransferJet.
Troubleshooting
1. Insert a Memory Stick with TransferJet into the camera.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Precautions/About this camera
2. Press the
3. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Send by TransferJet)
desired mode
[OK]
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4. Transfer images by closely aligning the
(TransferJet) marks on the camera and other device.
A notification sound is emitted when connection is made.
(This Image)
Sends the currently displayed image in single-image mode.
You can select and send multiple images.
(Multiple Images) After step 2, select an image to be sent, then touch it.
To cancel the selection, touch the image again to cancel the
mark.
Notes
Only still images can be transferred.
Up to 10 images can be transferred at once. However, for 3D images, both the MPO file and the
JPEG file are transferred. Depending on the receiving device, up to 20 images are received.
Set [TransferJet] to [On] in
(Settings). [Details]
(Settings). In addition, follow the rules of the place
On an airplane, set [TransferJet] to [Off] in
where you use.
The connection is cut if transfer cannot be made within about 30 seconds. If this happens, select
[Yes] and realign the two
(TransferJet) marks on the camera and another device.
Memory Stick with TransferJet and camera models with TransferJet are not sold in some countries
and regions due to local laws and regulations.
Set the [TransferJet] function to [Off] in countries and regions other than where you purchased your
camera. Depending on the country or region, if you use the TransferJet function, you may be liable
due to local restrictions on transmission of electromagnetic waves.
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Receiving images using TransferJet
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(TransferJet) marks on the camera and sending device to receive images.
2. Closely align the
A notification sound is emitted when connection is made.
Tips for sending and receiving data successfully
Closely align the
(TransferJet) marks on the camera and other device.
The transfer rate and range differ depending on the angle at which the
(TransferJet) marks are
aligned.
It may be necessary to alter the position/angle of the camera until communication can be obtained.
Sending and receiving data is easier if the
(TransferJet) marks are aligned with both cameras
parallel to each other as shown in the figure.
Notes
Only images that can be played back on the camera can be sent or received.
This camera can receive only MPO and JPEG files.
If an Image Database File error occurs during saving, a Recover Image Database File screen will
appear.
Play images that cannot be registered in the Image Database File using [Folder view (Still)].
Using separately sold TransferJet-compatible devices
Using separately sold TransferJet-compatible devices allows you to transfer images to a PC and can
broaden your enjoyment of transferring data.
For details, see the operating instructions supplied with your TransferJet-compatible device.
Note the following points when using TransferJet-compatible devices.
Before use, set the camera to playback mode.
If no image is displayed, touch MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[LUN Setting]
[Single].
While connected, data cannot be written to or deleted from the camera.
Do not disconnect while importing images to “PlayMemories Home”.
Related Topic
TransferJet
TransferJet standard
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Paint
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Paints or adds stamps to a still image and saves it as a new file.
The original image is retained.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
1. Press the
Troubleshooting
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Paint)
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3. Draw on the image using the paint pen (supplied).
4. Touch the
Button
/
/
/
button
select the saved image size.
Action
Save
Saves the image in VGA or 5M format in the internal memory or on a
memory card.
Pen
Paints characters or graphics.
Eraser
Makes corrections.
Stamp
Applies a stamp to the image.
Thickness/Stamps Selects the pen or eraser thickness, or the stamp.
Color
Selects the color.
Exit
Exits paint mode.
Frame
Adds a frame.
Selects the desired frame with
Revert
Undoes the last action.
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.
Clear all
Erases all painting.
Note
You cannot paint or put stamps on the following images:
Panoramic images
3D images
Movies
Images displayed in a burst group
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Before Use
Retouch
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Retouches a recorded image and saves it as a new file.
The original image is retained.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
2. MENU
Changing settings
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Retouch)
desired mode
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
3. Perform retouching according to the operation method in each mode.
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Records the zoomed playback image.
(Trimming
(Resize))
Touch
/
set the point with
/
/
/
[Next]
select an image
[Next]
[OK].
size to save with /
The quality of trimmed images may deteriorate.
The image size that you can trim may vary depending on the image.
Corrects the red-eye phenomenon caused by flash.
(Red Eye
Correction)
After red eye correction is completed, touch [OK].
You may not be able to correct the red-eye phenomenon depending on the
image.
Sharpens the image within a chosen frame.
(Unsharp
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Touch the area (frame) of the desired image to retouch
[Next]
[OK].
Depending on the image, sufficient correction may not be applied and the image
quality may deteriorate.
Note
You cannot retouch the following images:
Panoramic images
3D images
Movies
Images displayed in a burst group
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > 3D Viewing
Before Use
3D Viewing
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Select [3D Viewing] when you want to play back images shot in 3D mode on the 3D TV. Connect the
camera and the 3D TV using an HDMI Cable (sold separately).
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
2. MENU
Changing settings
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(3D Viewing)
[OK]
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Setting to 3D Viewing mode easily
You can set the camera to 3D Viewing mode by touching
on the upper right side of the screen.
Related Topic
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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Before Use
View Mode
Shooting
Viewing
Viewing images taken with a different camera
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Allows you to select the display format for images.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
Changing settings
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(View Mode)
desired mode
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
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(Date View)
Displays images by date.
(Folder view (Still))
Displays still images.
(Folder view (MP4)) Displays MP4-format movies.
Displays AVCHD-format movies.
(AVCHD view)
Note
When the internal memory is used to record images, still images are displayed in the Folder View.
Viewing images taken with a different camera
This camera creates an Image Database File on the memory card for recording and playing images. If
the camera detects images not registered in the Image Database File on the memory card, a registration
screen with the message “An image that is not administered in this device has been found. Import?” will
be displayed.
To view unregistered images, register them by selecting [OK].
Use a sufficiently charged battery to register images. If a battery with a low charge is used to register
images, it may not be possible to transfer all of the data or the data may be corrupted if the battery
charge runs out.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Display Cont. Shooting Group
Before Use
Display Cont. Shooting Group
Shooting
Viewing
You can select to display burst images in groups or display all images during playback.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(View Mode)
(Date View)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
3. MENU
(Display Cont. Shooting Group)
desired setting
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(Display
Main
Image
Only)
(Display
All)
Groups burst images, then plays back the main image only.
When Face Detection is performed in burst mode, the camera determines and
displays the optimum image as the main image. When Face Detection is not
performed, the first image in the burst group is displayed as the main image.
Plays back all burst images one at a time.
Related Topic
Viewing burst images
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Protect
Before Use
Protect
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Protects recorded images against accidental erasure.
The
mark is displayed for registered images.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. MENU
Changing settings
(Protect)
desired mode
[OK]
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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(This Image)
Protects the currently displayed image in single-image mode.
(Multiple Images)
You can select and protect multiple images.
After step 2, select an image to be protected, then touch it.
To cancel the selection, touch the image again to cancel the
(Set All Cont.
Shooting Imgs.)
mark.
Protects all images in the selected burst group at once in Display Cont.
Shooting Group mode.
(Set All on This
Date)
(Set All in This
Folder)
Protects all images in the date range or folder, or all AVCHD movies.
(Set All AVCHD
view files)
(Rmv. All Cnt.
Shoot. Images.)
Releases all protected images in the selected burst group at once in
Display Cont. Shooting Group mode.
(Remove All on This
Date)
(Remove All in This
Folder)
Releases all images in the date range or folder, or all AVCHD movies at
once.
(Remove All AVCHD
view files)
Note
When the internal memory is used to record images, still images are displayed in the Folder View.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Print (DPOF)
Before Use
Print (DPOF)
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a function that allows you to specify the images of the memory card
that you want to print out later.
The
(Print order) mark is displayed for registered images.
1. Press the
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
Print (DPOF)
desired mode
[OK]
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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(This Image)
Orders printing the currently displayed image in single-image mode.
You can select and order multiple images to be printed.
(Multiple Images) After step 2, select an image to be printed, then touch it.
To cancel the selection, touch the image again to cancel the
mark.
Notes
(Print order) mark cannot be added to the following images:
The
Movies
Images in the internal memory
You can add a
(Print order) mark to a maximum 999 images.
Related Topic
Printing still images
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Rotate
Before Use
Rotate
Shooting
Viewing
Rotates a still image. Use this to display a horizontal orientation image in vertical orientation.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
1. Press the
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Rotate)
Troubleshooting
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3.
/
[OK]
Notes
You cannot rotate the following images:
Movies
3D Still Image
Images displayed in a burst group
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.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Volume
Before Use
Volume
Shooting
Viewing
Adjusts the volume for slideshow and movie playback.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Volume)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
3. Adjust the volume by touching
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or
[OK].
You can also adjust the volume by touching
on the volume adjustment bar and dragging to the
right or left.
Adjusting the volume during playback of a movie or slideshow
Movie playback: Touch the screen to display the operation buttons, touch
and then touch
or
to adjust the volume.
Slideshow: Touch the screen to display the volume control screen, then touch
or
to adjust the
volume.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Exposure data
Before Use
Exposure data
Shooting
Viewing
Sets whether or not to display the exposure data of the currently displayed file.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
1. Press the
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Exposure data)
desired mode
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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(On)
(Off)
Displays/Does not display the exposure data on the screen.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Number of images in index
Before Use
Number of images in index
Shooting
Viewing
Sets the number of images displayed in the index screen.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
2. Touch
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Image Index).
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
3. MENU
(Number of images in index)
desired mode
Contents list
(12-up) Displays 12-up images.
(28-up) Displays 28-up images.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > In-Camera Guide
Before Use
In-Camera Guide
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
This camera is equipped with built-in instruction guide. This allows you to search the camera’s functions
according to your needs.
You can use the selected function after reading the guide.
1. Touch
(In-Camera Guide).
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
2. Select a search method from [In-Camera Guide].
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Guidance
Description
Shoot/ playback guide Search for various operation functions in shooting/ playback mode.
Icon guide
Search the function and meaning of displayed icons.
Troubleshooting
Search common problems and their solution.
Operation Guide
Search functions according to your needs.
Keyword
Search functions by keywords.
History
View the last 10 items displayed in [In-Camera Guide].
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback MENU list > MENU items that cannot be set
according to View Mode
Before Use
Shooting
MENU items that cannot be set according to View Mode
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
In the table below, a checkmark indicates a user-changeable function, while — indicates an
unchangeable one.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Internal
Memory
Memory card
Menu items
Folder view
(Still)
Folder view
(MP4)
AVCHD
view
Folder View
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
(Send by TransferJet)
—
—
(Paint)
—
—
(Retouch)
—
—
(3D Viewing)
—
—
Date
View
Printing
(Easy Mode)
Troubleshooting
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(Date Select)
(Calendar)
(Image Index)
(Slideshow)
(Delete)
—
—
(View Mode)
(Display Cont.
Shooting Group)
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
(Protect)
Print (DPOF)
(Rotate)
(Volume)
(Exposure data)
(Number of images in
index)
(In-Camera Guide)
(Settings)
Notes
Only the items that are available for each mode are displayed on the screen.
The 4 MENU items displayed under MENU vary depending on the selected mode.
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Top page > Changing settings > Changing settings > Changing camera settings
Before Use
Changing camera settings
Shooting
Viewing
You can change the settings on the [Settings] screen.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Touch MENU to display the Menu screen.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
2. Touch
Troubleshooting
(Settings)
desired category
desired function
desired mode
Precautions/About this camera
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Notes
[Shooting Settings] appears only when settings have been entered from shooting mode.
[Memory Card Tool] appears only when a memory card is inserted in the camera, while [Internal
Memory Tool] appears only when a memory card is not inserted.
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Movie format
Before Use
Movie format
Shooting
Viewing
You can set the recording method used to record movies.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Movie format]
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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AVCHD movies are recorded. Sets the recording method to AVCHD, which is suitable
for viewing smooth video images on a high-definition television.
Blu-ray discs, AVCHD discs and DVD-Video discs can be created using the software
AVCHD “PlayMemories Home.” However, when you create AVCHD discs from movies recorded
in [AVC HD 24M (FX)], it will take time as the image quality must be converted. To save
[AVC HD 24M (FX)] movies without converting the image quality, use Blu-ray discs.
[Details]
MP4 (AVC) movies are recorded. Sets the recording method to MP4, which is suitable
for WEB uploads and e-mail attachments.
No discs can be created from MP4 movies, even if you use the software “PlayMemories
Home.”
MP4
Related Topic
AVCHD format
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > AF Illuminator
Before Use
AF Illuminator
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings.
The AF illuminator emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed
halfway, until the focus is locked.
The
indicator appears at this time.
Changing settings
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Viewing images on a TV
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[AF Illuminator]
desired mode
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Auto
Off
Uses/Does not use the AF illuminator.
Notes
Focus is achieved as long as the AF illuminator light reaches the subject, regardless of whether
light fails to reach the center of the subject.
You cannot use the AF illuminator in the following situations:
In movie mode
In [iSweep Panorama]
In [Underwater iSweep Panorama]
When
(Landscape),
(Night Scene),
(Pet),
(Fireworks) or (Hi-Speed Shutter) mode
is selected in Scene Selection.
When [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People].
When you use the AF illuminator, the normal AF range finder frame is disabled and a new AF range
finder frame is displayed by a dotted line. AF operates with priority on subjects located near the
center of the frame.
The AF illuminator emits very bright light. Although there is no health hazard, do not look directly
into the AF illuminator emitter at close range.
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Grid Line
Before Use
Grid Line
Shooting
Viewing
With reference to the grid lines, you can easily set a subject in a horizontal/vertical position.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Grid Line]
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
On Displays the grid lines. The grid lines are not recorded.
Off Does not display the grid lines.
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Clear Image Zoom
Before Use
Clear Image Zoom
Shooting
Viewing
Total zoom scale when [Clear Image Zoom] is selected (including 4× optical zoom)
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
[Clear Image Zoom] allows you to enlarge the image with close to the original image quality when
shooting still images.
The camera zooms images with the original image quality first depending on the selected still image size.
When [Clear Image Zoom] is set to [On], the camera automatically switches over to [Clear Image Zoom]
when the zoom range without deterioration of the original image quality is exceeded.
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Clear Image Zoom]
desired mode
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
On
Zooms the images with close to the original image quality, depending on the image size.
is displayed.
Switches to [Clear Image Zoom] within the range where
Off Does not use [Clear Image Zoom].
Notes
To zoom the images within the range where original image quality can be retained, set both [Clear
Image Zoom] and [Digital Zoom] to [Off]. [Details]
[Clear Image Zoom] function does not operate in the following situations:
In movie mode
In [iSweep Panorama]
In [Picture Effect]
In [Background Defocus]
When the Smile Shutter function is activated.
When [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People].
When [Cont. Shooting Settings] is set to [High] or [Low].
When
(Backlight Correction HDR) mode is selected in Scene Selection.
The Face Detection function does not operate in the range of [Clear Image Zoom].
Total zoom scale when [Clear Image Zoom] is selected (including 4×
optical zoom)
The supported zoom scales are different depending on the image size.
Image size Total zoom scale
16M
Approx. 8×
10M
Approx. 10×
5M
Approx. 14×
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Approx. 57×
16:9(12M)
Approx. 8×
16:9(2M)
Approx. 19×
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Digital Zoom
Before Use
Digital Zoom
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Sets the total zoom scale (including 4× optical zoom). When [Digital Zoom] is set to [On], the camera
zooms images without deteriorating the original quality, but it automatically switches over to [Digital
Zoom] when that zoom range (for achieving the original image quality) is exceeded.
When [Clear Image Zoom] is set to [On] to shoot still images, the camera automatically switches over to
[Digital Zoom] when the [Clear Image Zoom] range is exceeded. [Details]
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Digital Zoom]
desired mode
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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is displayed, since the zoom
The quality of the resulting image will deteriorate when
On function is switched over to [Digital Zoom], but you can enlarge images 4× up to the
maximum zoom scale.
Off Does not use [Digital Zoom].
Notes
When using [Clear Image Zoom], the maximum zoom scale for [Digital Zoom] is 2×.
[Digital Zoom] is not available in the following situations:
In [iSweep Panorama]
In [Picture Effect]
In [Background Defocus]
When the Smile Shutter function is activated.
When [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People].
When
(Backlight Correction HDR) mode is selected in Scene Selection.
The Face Detection function does not operate in the range of [Digital Zoom].
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Wind Noise Reduct.
Before Use
Wind Noise Reduct.
Shooting
Viewing
Reduces the noise of the wind when shooting movies.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Wind Noise Reduct.]
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
On
Off
Reduces/Does not reduce wind noise.
Note
If [Wind Noise Reduct.] is set to [On] even though the wind is not blowing strongly, the recorded
sounds other than the wind may be hard to hear.
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Scene Recog. Guide
Before Use
Scene Recog. Guide
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
You can select whether or not the guide is displayed next to the Scene Recognition icon when Scene
Recognition is activated.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Troubleshooting
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Scene Recog. Guide]
desired mode
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
On
Off
Displays/Does not display the Scene Recognition Guide.
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Red Eye Reduction
Before Use
Red Eye Reduction
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
The flash strobes two or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon when using the
flash.
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2. MENU
Changing settings
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Red Eye Reduction]
desired mode
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Auto
When the Face Detection function is activated, the flash strobes automatically to reduce the
red-eye phenomenon.
On
The flash always strobes to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
Off
Does not use Red Eye Reduction.
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) (A), causing the “red-eye” phenomenon.
Other ways to reduce red-eye
(High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection. (The flash is set to [Off] automatically.)
Select
[Red Eye
When the eyes of the subject turn out red, correct the image with [Retouch]
Correction] on the viewing menu or with the software “PlayMemories Home.”
Notes
To avoid blurring of images, hold the camera firmly until the shutter is released. It usually takes a
second until the shutter is released, and also be sure not to allow the subject to move during this
period.
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 looked away from the pre-strobe.
If you do not use the Face Detection function, Red Eye Reduction does not work, even when you
select [Auto].
[Red Eye Reduction] is set to [Off] in the following situations:
In [Background Defocus]
In 3D shooting mode
When
(Anti Motion Blur),
(Hand-held Twilight),
(High Sensitivity), (Gourmet),
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(Fireworks) mode is selected in Scene Selection.
When Smile Shutter function is activated.
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Blink Alert
Before Use
Blink Alert
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
When an image with the subject’s eyes closed is recorded while Face Detection is activated, the
message “Blinked eye detected” is displayed.
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2. MENU
Changing settings
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Blink Alert]
desired mode
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Auto
Off
Displays/hides the “Blinked eye detected” message.
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Write Date
Before Use
Write Date
Shooting
Viewing
Sets whether to record a shooting date on the still image.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Printing
2. MENU
Troubleshooting
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Write Date]
desired mode
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
On (
)
Records a shooting date.
When [On] is selected, the
mark will appear on the bottom right of the screen while
shooting.
However, in some shooting modes that cannot record dates on images, the
mark will
disappear.
Off
Does not record a shooting date.
Notes
You cannot record dates in the following situations:
In movie mode
In Dual Rec mode
In [iSweep Panorama]
In burst shooting mode
In [Easy Mode]
In 3D shooting mode
If you shot images with the date once, you cannot delete the date from the images later.
The dates are doubly printed, if you set the camera to superimpose the dates when printing.
The recorded time of the image cannot be superimposed on the image.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Beep
Before Use
Beep
Shooting
Viewing
Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Beep]
desired mode
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Shutter Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button.
On
Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you operate the touch panel/press the shutter
button.
Off
Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Panel Brightness
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Panel Brightness
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
You can select the brightness level from 1 to 5. The screen becomes brighter as the number rises.
When you use the camera in bright outside light, select a higher number to see the screen easier.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Panel Brightness]
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
2. Touch
Precautions/About this camera
/
to adjust the brightness
[OK]
You can also adjust the panel brightness by touching
of the adjustment bar and dragging to the
left/right.
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Notes
The brighter the screen, the faster the battery pack runs out.
The screen grows dark if you do not operate the camera while the power is on.
When the high-temperature indicator ( ) is displayed, the screen may grow dark regardless of the
settings. [Details]
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Language Setting
Before Use
Language Setting
Shooting
Viewing
Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Language Setting]
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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Troubleshooting
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Display color
Before Use
Display color
Shooting
Viewing
Sets the background color of the screen.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Display color]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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Black
White Sets the background color of the screen.
Pink
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Demo Mode
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Demo Mode
Shooting
Viewing
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You can set whether to use a demonstration of Smile Shutter or AVCHD movie playback.
When there is no need to view a demonstration, set to [Off].
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Demo Mode]
desired mode
[OK]
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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Demo
A demonstration of the shooting functions will be performed.
Mode1
Demo Automatically starts the Smile Shutter demonstration when no operation is performed for
Mode2 15 seconds.
Demo If no operation is performed for a set period of time while the camera is connected to an
Mode3 HD TV, a demonstration of AVCHD movie playback will automatically start.
Off
Does not perform a demonstration.
Notes
Pressing the shutter button during the Smile Shutter demonstration operates the shutter, but no
image is recorded.
During a demonstration, if the number of images saved in the internal memory increases, the
camera may automatically delete the images. It is recommended to make a backup copy of the
images on the internal memory before a demonstration.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Initialize
Before Use
Initialize
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Initializes the setting to the default setting.
Even if you execute [Initialize] the images are retained.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Initialize]
[OK]
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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Note
Be sure not to remove the battery pack while initializing.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > CTRL FOR HDMI
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CTRL FOR HDMI
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
This setting allows (TV) remote control of a camera that is connected to a “BRAVIA” Sync TV using the
HDMI Cable (sold separately).
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[CTRL FOR HDMI]
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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On
Off
Enables/disables remote-controlled operation.
Note
You can perform the operation of the camera with the remote controller of your TV by connecting
your camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV.
Related Topic
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Housing
Before Use
Housing
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Displays the dedicated operation buttons when the camera is installed in a housing (Marine Pack). Refer
also to the operating instructions supplied with the housing.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Housing]
desired mode
Changing settings
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On
Off
Changes/Does not change the function of the buttons.
Notes
Objects cannot be brought into focus by touching the screen.
Some functions are limited, and the icon positions on the screen change.
When [Housing] is set to [On], [View Mode] is set to [Date View].
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > USB Connect Setting
Before Use
USB Connect Setting
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Selects the USB mode when connecting the camera to a computer or a USB device using the multi-use
terminal USB cable (supplied).
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[USB Connect Setting]
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
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Auto
Depending on the computer or other USB devices you connect to the camera, the
connection mode is automatically selected from [MTP] or [Mass Storage].
When you use Windows 7, [MTP] is selected and Windows 7-specific functions become
available.
MTP
Establishes a MTP connection between the camera and a computer or other USB
devices.
When you use Windows 7, [MTP] is selected and Windows 7-specific functions become
available.
When you use other operating systems (Vista/XP, MacOS X), the AutoPlay Wizard
appears, and the still images in the recording folder on the camera are imported to the
computer.
Mass
Establishes a Mass Storage connection between the camera and a computer or other
Storage USB device.
Note
If Device Stage* does not appear when connecting the camera to a Windows 7 computer, set [USB
Connect Setting] to [Auto].
* Device stage is a manageable menu (Windows 7-specific function) for camera connection, etc.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > USB Power Supply
Before Use
USB Power Supply
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Sets whether to use the USB power supplied function when the camera is connected to a computer or a
USB device using the multi-use terminal USB cable (supplied).
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[USB Power Supply]
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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On The power is supplied when connected using the multi-use terminal USB cable.
Off
Disables USB power supplied function even if you connect the camera to a device such as a
computer using the multi-use terminal USB cable.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > LUN Setting
Before Use
LUN Setting
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Sets the display method for the recording media displayed on a computer screen or other monitor when
the camera is connected with a computer or AV component using a USB connection.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[LUN Setting]
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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Multi
The images both on the memory card and in the internal memory are displayed. Select
this setting when you connect the camera to a computer.
When the memory card is inserted into the camera, the images on the memory card are
displayed; when it is not inserted, the images in the internal memory are displayed. Select
Single
this setting in cases where the images of both the memory card and the internal memory
are not displayed when the camera is connected to a device other than a computer.
Note
Set [LUN Setting] to [Multi] when installing “PlayMemories Home.”
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Download Music
Before Use
Download Music
Shooting
Viewing
You can change background music tracks using “Music Transfer.”
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Download Music]
The message “Connect to PC” is displayed.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
2. Make a USB connection between the camera and a computer, then start “Music Transfer.”
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3. Follow the instructions on the screen to change music files.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Empty Music
Before Use
Empty Music
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
You can delete all the background music files stored in the camera. It can be used in cases such as
when the background music files are damaged and cannot be played.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Empty Music]
[OK]
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Related Topic
“Music Transfer”
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > TransferJet
Before Use
TransferJet
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
You can select TransferJet communication settings. TransferJet is a close-up, wireless transfer
technology that allows data to be transferred by closely aligning two products that you want to
communicate with each other.
Using with your computer
To find out whether your camera is equipped with the TransferJet function, check for the
(TransferJet) mark on the bottom of the camera.
Using a Memory Stick with TransferJet (sold separately) allows images to be transferred between
TransferJet-compatible devices.
For more details on TransferJet, see the Operating Instructions supplied with Memory Stick with
TransferJet.
Printing
1. MENU
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[TransferJet]
desired mode
Troubleshooting
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On
Off
Communicates/Does not communicate using TransferJet.
What is TransferJet?
TransferJet allows you to share images by sending and receiving image data. Insert a Memory Stick
with TransferJet in your camera and align two
(TransferJet) marks of the camera and another
device that supports this function.
For details on image transfer, see [Details].
Notes
In Easy Mode, [TransferJet] is fixed to [Off].
While aboard an airplane, set [TransferJet] to [Off]. In addition, always follow all regulations
governing the location in which the camera is being used.
The connection is cut if transfer cannot be made within about 30 seconds. If this happens, select
[Yes] and again align two
(TransferJet) marks on the camera and another device.
Memory Stick with TransferJet and camera models with TransferJet are not sold in some countries
and regions due to local laws and regulations.
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Set the [TransferJet] function to [Off] in countries and regions other than where you purchased your
camera. Depending on the country or region, if you use the TransferJet function, you may be liable
due to local restrictions on transmission of electromagnetic waves.
Related Topic
Send by TransferJet
TransferJet standard
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Eye-Fi
Before Use
Eye-Fi
Shooting
Viewing
Transferring image data using the Eye-Fi card
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Sets whether to use the upload function of an Eye-Fi card (commercially available), when you use the
Eye-Fi card with this camera.
[Eye-Fi] is displayed only when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera.
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Eye-Fi]
desired mode
Viewing images on a TV
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Uses the upload function.
The Eye-Fi mode display icon on the screen will change depending on the communication
mode of the Eye-Fi card.
On
: Eye-Fi card is in standby mode. There is no image to be sent.
: Eye-Fi card is in upload standby mode.
: Eye-Fi card is in connecting mode.
: Eye-Fi card is uploading images.
: An error has occurred.
Off Does not use the upload function.
Notes
As of November 2011, Eye-Fi cards are sold in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan and some countries in
the European Union.
For more information on the Eye-Fi card, contact the manufacturer or seller of Eye-Fi cards directly.
Eye-Fi cards are permitted only in the countries and regions in which they were purchased. You
may be held liable due to local restrictions.
The Eye-Fi card has a wireless LAN function. Do not insert the Eye-Fi card where wireless LAN is
prohibited, such as while aboard an airplane. If the Eye-Fi card is inserted, set [Eye-Fi] to [Off].
When the uploading function of the Eye-Fi card is set to [Off],
is displayed on the screen.
Transferring image data using the Eye-Fi card
1. Set the wireless LAN access point settings or the transferring direction settings of the Eye-Fi card.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Eye-Fi card.
2. After the settings are finished, insert the Eye-Fi card into the camera, and shoot the images.
The recorded images are automatically transferred via the wireless LAN to the PC, etc.
Notes
When uploading image data, [Power Save] is not available.
If the
(error) icon is displayed, eject and re-insert the Eye-Fi card, or turn the power of the
(error) icon is still displayed, the Eye-Fi card may be corrupted.
camera off and on again. If the
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Wireless LAN communication may be interrupted by the other communication devices. If data
reception is insufficient, move the camera closer to the access point.
Some Eye-Fi cards have an “Endless Memory Mode.” This product does not support “Endless
Memory Mode.” Make sure that Eye-Fi cards that you insert into this product have “Endless
Memory Mode” turned off. For details on setting “Endless Memory Mode”, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the Eye-Fi card.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Power Save
Before Use
Power Save
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Sets the length of time until the screen goes dark and the time until the camera turns
off.
If you do not operate the camera for a certain period of time while the power is on using the battery pack,
the screen goes dark and the camera later turns off automatically to prevent draining the battery pack
(Auto power-off function).
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Power Save]
desired mode
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
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Stamina
Proactively saves the battery power.
If the camera is not operated for a certain period of time, the power turns off
automatically. In shooting mode, the screen automatically goes dark before the power
turns off.
If the camera is not operated for a certain period of time, the power turns off
automatically. In shooting mode, the screen automatically goes dark before the power
Standard
turns off.
It takes longer before the power turns off than when set to [Stamina].
Off
Does not use the Auto power-off function.
Note
The camera does not enter Power Save mode under conditions such as during a slideshow, during
movie playback or when the camera is connected to a TV or a computer.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Version
Before Use
Version
Shooting
Viewing
Displays the software version installed on this camera.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Version]
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool > Format
Before Use
Format
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Formats the memory card or the internal memory.
When you use a memory card with this camera for the first time, it is recommended to 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.
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Memory Card Tool) or
(Internal Memory Tool)
[Format]
[OK]
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
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Note
Note that formatting permanently erases all data including even protected images.
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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool > Create REC.Folder
Before Use
Create REC.Folder
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Creates a folder in a memory card for recording images.
Images are recorded in the newly created folder until you create another folder or select another
recording folder.
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Memory Card Tool)
[Create REC.Folder]
[OK]
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
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On the folders
After a new folder is created, you can change the storage destination folder or select the playback
folder. [Details]
Notes
This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.
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 can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new
folder is automatically created.
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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool > Change REC.Folder
Before Use
Change REC.Folder
Shooting
Viewing
Changes the folder in the memory card that is currently used for recording images.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Memory Card Tool)
[Change REC.Folder]
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
2. Select a folder with
/
[OK].
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Precautions/About this camera
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Notes
This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.
MSDCF” or “
You cannot select a folder with a number that has only “
ANV01”
as a recording folder.
You cannot move recorded images to another folder.
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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool > Delete REC.Folder
Before Use
Delete REC.Folder
Shooting
Viewing
Deletes a folder for recording images in a memory card.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Memory Card Tool)
[Delete REC.Folder]
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
2. Select a folder with
/
[OK].
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Notes
This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.
If you delete the folder set as the recording folder using [Delete REC.Folder], the folder that has the
largest folder number is selected as the next recording folder.
If a folder contains protected images or files that cannot be played back by the camera, images
other than these images are deleted and the folder will remain.
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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool > Copy
Before Use
Copy
Shooting
Viewing
Copies all images in the internal memory to a memory card.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Insert a memory card with sufficient free capacity into the camera.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Memory Card Tool)
[Copy]
[OK]
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Notes
Use a fully charged battery pack. If you attempt to copy image files using a battery pack with little
remaining charge, the battery pack may run out, causing copying to fail or possibly corrupting the
data.
Images cannot be copied individually.
The original images in the internal memory are retained even after copying. To delete the contents
of the internal memory, remove the memory card after copying, then format the internal memory
([Format] in [Internal Memory Tool]).
The data will be copied to the recording folder that is currently being used, with a number one
higher than the largest data number in that folder. [Details]
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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool > File Number
Before Use
File Number
Shooting
Viewing
Selects the method used to assign file numbers to images.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Memory Card Tool)
[File Number]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
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Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the recording folder or the memory card is
Series changed. (When the replaced memory card contains a file with a number higher than the
last assigned number, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.)
Reset
Starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed. (When the recording folder contains a
file, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.)
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Top page > Changing settings > Clock Settings > Area Setting
Before Use
Area Setting
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Adjusts the time to the local time of a selected area.
Setting a frequently visited destination lets you easily adjust the time when you visit that destination.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Clock Settings)
[Area Setting]
desired mode
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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You use the camera in your area. When the currently set area differs from your
home area, you must make the Area Setting.
Home
Destination You use the camera set to the time at your destination. Set the destination area.
2. Touch the [Destination] area.
3. Select the area using
/
.
4. Touch Daylight Savings icon (A), then select Daylight Savings On/Off.
5. Touch [OK].
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Top page > Changing settings > Clock Settings > Date & Time Setting
Before Use
Date & Time Setting
Shooting
Viewing
Sets the date and time again.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Clock Settings)
[Date & Time Setting]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Date & Time Format
You can select the date and time display format.
Summer Time/Daylight Savings You can select Daylight Savings [On]/[Off].
Date & Time
You can set the date and time.
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Top page > Viewing images on a TV > Viewing an image on a High Definition (HD) TV > Viewing an
image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately)
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold
separately)
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Connect the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV that has an HDMI jack using the HDMI Cable (sold
separately).
Changing settings
1. Turn off both the camera and the TV.
Viewing images on a TV
2. Connect the HDMI connector of the camera (A) and the HDMI jack of the TV (B) using an HDMI
Cable (sold separately) (C).
Using with your computer
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3. Turn on the TV and set the input.
(Playback) button to turn on the camera.
4. Press the
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV. Touch
image.
/
on the screen to select the desired
“PhotoTV HD”
This camera is compatible with the “PhotoTV HD” standard.
By connecting a Sony TV compatible with “PhotoTV HD” using an HDMI Cable (sold separately), a
whole new world of photos can be comfortably enjoyed in breathtaking Full HD quality.
“PhotoTV HD” allows for a highly-detailed, photo-like expression of subtle textures and colors.
When the camera is connected to a Sony TV compatible with Video A mode using an HDMI Cable,
your TV is automatically set to the picture quality suitable for still images. When the setting of the
TV is set to Video, the picture quality is set to that suitable for movies.
When playing back an AVCHD movie, it is recommended that you set [View Mode] to [AVCHD
view].
For details, see the operating instructions of the TV.
Notes
Images shot in [VGA] image size cannot be played back in the HD format.
Do not connect the camera and equipment to be connected using both output terminals. When the
camera and TV are connected using output terminals, no video or sound are produced. Such a
connection can also cause problems with the camera and/or connected equipment.
The camera may not work properly with some HD TVs. For example, you may not be able to view a
video on your HD TV or hear sound from the HD TV.
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Use an HDMI Cable with the HDMI logo.
You cannot view images on a TV that does not have an HDMI connector.
Recording may automatically stop to protect the camera after a period of time if you are shooting
movies when the camera and TV are connected by an HDMI Cable (sold separately).
Be sure to open the HDMI connector cover wide enough when connecting an HDMI cable to the
camera.
Related Topic
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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Top page > Viewing images on a TV > Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV > Viewing
an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
When you use a TV that has “BRAVIA” Sync (compatible with SYNC MENU) support, you can operate
the playback functions of the camera using the remote controller supplied with the TV by connecting the
camera to the TV using an HDMI Cable (sold separately).
1. Connect the HDMI connector of the camera (A) and the HDMI jack of the TV (B) using an HDMI
Cable (sold separately) (C).
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2. Turn on the TV and set the input.
3. Press the
4. MENU
(Playback) button to turn on the camera.
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[CTRL FOR HDMI]
[On]
5. Press the SYNC MENU button of the TV’s remote controller to select the desired mode.
Menu
Function
Slideshow
with music
Automatically plays back images with sound effects or background music in a continuous
loop.
Single
Image
Plays back a single image at a time.
Image
Index
Displays multiple images at the same time.
3D
Viewing
Plays back 3D images recorded in 3D shooting mode.
Delete
Deletes recorded images.
PB Zoom
Plays back enlarged images.
Wide
Zoom
Plays back 4:3 aspect ratio still images in 16:9 aspect ratio when you view a single
image. In that case, the top and bottom of the image will be slightly cropped.
Rotate
Rotates a still image.
View Mode Selects the display format for viewing multiple images.
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Exit
Exits from the playback operations.
Notes
When the camera is connected to a TV set using an HDMI Cable, the functions that you can
operate are limited.
When you touch the screen of the camera while you operate the remote controller, the remote
controller operation is temporarily interrupted.
You can perform the operation of the camera with the remote controller of your TV by connecting
your camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV. For details, see the operating instructions of the
TV.
If the camera functions in an undesired manner when you are controlling it using the TV’s remote
controller, such as when connected via HDMI to another manufacturer’s TV, touch MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[CTRL FOR HDMI]
[Off].
When the camera is in Easy Mode, SYNC MENU does not appear on the TV.
Be sure to open the HDMI connector cover wide enough when connecting an HDMI cable to the
camera.
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Top page > Viewing images on a TV > Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV > Viewing
an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
You can view images recorded on the camera in standard picture quality by connecting the camera to a
Standard Definition (SD) TV using a USB/AV/DC IN Cable for multi-use terminal (sold separately). Refer
also to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
Changing settings
1. Turn off both the camera and the TV.
Viewing images on a TV
2. Connect the multi connector of the camera (A) and the audio/video input jacks on the TV (B) using
a USB/AV/DC IN Cable for multi-use terminal (sold separately) (C).
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Use a Type3b-compliant USB/AV/DC IN Cable for multi-use terminal (sold separately).
3. Turn on the TV and set the input.
(Playback) button to turn on the camera.
4. Press the
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV. Touch
camera to select the desired image.
/
displayed on the screen of this
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Top page > Viewing images on a TV > Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV > Viewing 3D images on a 3D
TV
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
You can view 3D images recorded on the camera in 3D format by connecting the camera to a 3D TV
using an HDMI Cable (sold separately).
Refer also to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
Changing settings
1. Turn off both the camera and the TV.
Viewing images on a TV
2. Connect the HDMI connector of the camera (A) and the HDMI jack (B) using an HDMI Cable (sold
separately) (C).
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3. Turn on the TV and set the input.
4. Press the
(Playback) button to turn on the camera.
5. Touch
/
6. Touch
(3D Viewing).
to select images shot using
(3D Shooting) mode.
7. Touch [OK].
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV.
8. Touch
/
to select the images and select the desired mode.
Plays back scrolling images shot in 3D Sweep Panorama mode. Touch
/
to scroll the images.
play back/pause and
Scroll Playback
panorama image.
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to
When playing back a 3D image shot in [16:9] image size, scrolling playback is
not available.
Continuously plays back only 3D images. Touch
the next/previous one.
/
to change the image to
Continuous
Playback
Exit 3D Viewing
Ends 3D playback.
You can change the zoom scale for 3D still images using the W/T (zoom) lever.
Notes
When you select [3D Viewing] mode, only 3D images are displayed.
If you play back an image shot in [3D Sweep Panorama] mode with the shooting direction set to up
or down, the image is played back horizontally on the TV.
Do not connect the camera and equipment to be connected using output terminals. When the
camera and equipment are connected using output terminals, no video and sound are produced.
Such a connection can also cause trouble of the camera and/or connected equipment.
This function may not work properly with some TVs. For example, you may not be able to view a
video on your TV, output in 3D mode or hear sound from the TV.
Use an HDMI Cable with the HDMI logo.
When connecting the camera to a TV, use an HDMI Cable that can be connected to the mini jack
on the camera end and to the TV jack. You cannot view images on a TV that does not have an
HDMI connector.
Recording may automatically stop to protect the camera after a period of time when you shoot
movies in the condition where the camera and TV are connected by an HDMI Cable (sold
separately).
Be sure to open the HDMI connector cover wide enough when connecting an HDMI cable to the
camera.
Related Topic
3D Viewing
Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately)
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Top page > Using with your computer > Recommended computer environment > Recommended
computer environment
Before Use
Shooting
Recommended computer environment
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
The following computer environment is recommended when using the software “PlayMemories Home”
(Windows) and “Music Transfer” (Windows/Mac) and when importing images via a USB connection.
Windows
OS (preinstalled)
Microsoft Windows XP*1 SP3/Windows Vista* 2 SP2/Windows 7 SP1
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 is required when processing AVC HD (FX/FH) movies.))
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
1,024×768 dots or more
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* 1 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to create a discs by installing the
“Expanded Feature.”
* 2 Starter (Edition) is not supported.
Mac
OS (pre-installed)
USB Connection: Mac OS X v10.3 to v10.7
Music Transfer: Mac OS X v10.4 to v10.7*
* Equipped with Intel processor
Notes
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 two or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some devices,
including the 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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Top page > Using with your computer > Using the software > “PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
Before Use
“PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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Below are examples of the functions available when you use “PlayMemories Home.”
“PlayMemories Home” allows you to import images shot with the camera to a computer for display.
Make a USB connection between the camera and your computer, and click [Import].
You can display images stored on a computer by shooting date in a calendar display.
You can save and print images with the date.
You can correct (Red Eye Correction, etc.) still images, and change the shooting date and time.
Blu-ray discs, AVCHD discs and DVD-Video discs can be created from AVCHD movies imported to a
computer. (Expanded Feature)
You can upload images to a network service. (An internet connection environment is required.)
(Expanded Feature)
For other details, see
(PlayMemories Home Help Guide).
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Expanded Feature
With “PlayMemories Home (Lite Version)”, the basic functions are available, such as importing the
images to a computer and displaying them by shooting date in a calendar display, etc. To take
advantage of the various “PlayMemories Home” functions, connect to the Internet and install the
“Expanded Feature”.
Note
Mac does not support “PlayMemories Home.” Use the application bundled with the Mac to play
back images.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Using the software > Installing “PlayMemories Home”
(Windows)
Before Use
Shooting
Installing “PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Starting “PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
Accessing to “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” (Windows)
1. Turn on the camera and your computer, then connect the camera to the computer using a multi-use
terminal USB cable (supplied) (A).
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Windows 7: Device Stage appears on the computer.
2. Windows 7: Select “PlayMemories Home” on Device Stage.
Windows XP/Windows Vista: Click [Computer] (in Windows XP, [My Computer])
[PMHOME],
and double-click [PMHOME.EXE].
3. Proceed with installation, following the instructions on the screen.
When installation is complete, “PlayMemories Home” (Lite Version) launches.
The guide screen for installing the “Expanded Feature” of “PlayMemories Home” is displayed on
the computer. Continue the installation following the on-screen instructions.
It is necessary to be connected to the Internet to install the “Expanded Feature.” If you start the
program without installing these functions, the installation guide will be displayed if you click on a
function that can only be used with the “Expanded Feature.”
For details on “PlayMemories Home,” see
(PlayMemories Home Help Guide) or the following
PlayMemories Home support page (English only):
http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/
Notes
Log on as Administrator.
Set MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[LUN Setting] to [Multi].
If Device Stage does not activate with Windows 7, click [Computer], double-click the camera icon
media icon
[PMHOME.EXE].
The initial Device Stage screen which does not contain specific model information may appear
depending on your computer settings for Windows 7. If this happens, download the latest
information, following the instructions on the screen.
It may be necessary to restart your computer. When the restart confirmation message appears,
restart the computer following the instructions on the screen.
DirectX may be installed depending on your computer’s system environment.
Mac does not support “PlayMemories Home.” Use the application bundled with the Mac to play
back images.
If “PlayMemories Home” has already been installed on your computer, connect the camera with the
computer and register your camera with “PlayMemories Home.” The available functions activate.
If “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)” has already been installed on your computer, “PlayMemories
Home” will overwrite it and will be installed. Some functions of “PMB” may become unavailable.
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Starting “PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
1. Double-click
(PlayMemories Home) on the desktop.
To start “PlayMemories Home” from the Start menu, select [Start]
[All Programs]
(PlayMemories Home).
Accessing to “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” (Windows)
1. Double-click
(PlayMemories Home Help Guide) on the desktop.
To start “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” from the Start menu, select [Start]
[PlayMemories Home]
[All Programs]
[PlayMemories Home Help Guide].
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Top page > Using with your computer > Using the software > “Music Transfer”
Before Use
“Music Transfer”
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
“Music Transfer” allows you to replace the Music files provided in the camera at the factory with your
favorite tracks, and to delete and add Music files.
You can also restore the tracks stored at the factory to your camera.
Download the software from the following URL and install it on your computer.
Windows: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/
Mac: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
The following track types can be imported using “Music Transfer.”
MP3 files stored on the hard disk of your computer
Music CD tracks
Preset-music saved on the camera
Before starting up “Music Transfer” perform MENU
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(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Download Music], and connect the camera to the computer.
For other details, see the help in “Music Transfer.”
Related Topic
Download Music
Empty Music
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Top page > Using with your computer > Using the software > Software for Mac
Before Use
Software for Mac
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
For details on software for Macs, access the following URL:
http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
You can access the above URL by connecting the camera to the Mac computer and clicking
[FOR_MAC.URL] in [PMHOME]. Set MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[LUN
Setting] to [Multi].
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Viewing images on a TV
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Note
The available software varies depending on the area.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Importing images to a computer > Connecting the camera to
the computer
Before Use
Shooting
Connecting the camera to the computer
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Connect the camera to your computer using a multi-use terminal USB cable (supplied) (A).
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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When connecting the camera to a computer using the multi-use terminal USB cable, power
feeding from the computer starts if [USB Power Supply] is set to [On]. ([On] is the default
setting.)
Related Topic
USB Connect Setting
LUN Setting
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Top page > Using with your computer > Importing images to a computer > Importing images to a
computer
Before Use
Shooting
Importing images to a computer
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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“PlayMemories Home” allows you to easily import images.
For details on “PlayMemories Home” functions, see the “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”
Importing images to a Windows computer without using “PlayMemories
Home”
When the AutoPlay Wizard appears after making a USB connection between the camera and a
[OK]
[DCIM] or [MP_ROOT]
copy the desired
computer, click [Open folder to view files]
images to the computer.
If the Device Stage screen appears with Windows 7, double-click [Browse Files]
media icon
folder in which the image you want to import is stored.
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Importing images to a Mac computer without using “PlayMemories
Home”
Connect the camera to your Mac computer. Double-click the newly recognized icon on the desktop
the folder in which the image you want to import is stored. Then drag and drop the image file on to the
hard disk icon.
Notes
Use “PlayMemories Home” for operations such as when importing AVCHD movies to a computer.
(Windows)
Use the “iMovie” software bundled with Mac for operations such as importing AVCHD movies to a
computer. (Mac)
If operations are performed on an AVCHD movie file or folder on the camera from a PC while the
camera is connected to a PC, it may destroy the image file or playback may become impossible. Do
not delete or copy AVCHD movies on the camera’s memory card from a PC. Sony bears no
responsibility for the result of operations of this type.
The camera creates a 3D image by combining a JPEG file with an MPO file. If you delete either file
on a PC, you cannot playback the 3D image.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Importing images to a computer > Deleting the USB connection
Before Use
Deleting the USB connection
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Perform the procedures from step 1 to 2 below before:
Disconnecting the cable.
Removing a memory card.
Inserting a memory card into the camera after copying images from the internal memory.
Turning off the camera.
1. Click the disconnect icon (
) on the tasktray.
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With Windows 7, click
first, then click
.
2. Click [Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device].
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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.
The disconnect icon may not appear when you use a Windows 7 computer. In this case, you can
disconnect the camera from the computer without following the above steps.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Creating a disc of movies > Selecting the method for creating a
disc of movies
Before Use
Shooting
Selecting the method for creating a disc of movies
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Characteristics of each type of disc
Creating a disc with a device other than a computer
You can create a disc from AVCHD movies that have been recorded with this camera.
Select the method that suits your disc player.
For details on the method for creating a disc using “PlayMemories Home,” see “PlayMemories Home
Help Guide.”
To import movies into a PC, see [Details].
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movie quality Player
Disc type/Purpose
FX
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FH
HQ
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For saving images in high-definition
image quality (HD)
For saving images in high-definition
image quality (HD) (AVCHD disc)
For saving images in standard
definition image quality (STD)
Blu-ray disc playback devices (Sony Blu-ray
disc player, PlayStation 3, etc.)
AVCHD format playback devices (Sony Bluray disc player, PlayStation 3, etc.)
Ordinary DVD playback devices (DVD
player, computer that can play DVDs, etc.)
Characteristics of each type of disc
High-definition
image quality
(HD)
High-definition
image quality
(HD) (AVCHD
disc)
Standard
definition image
quality (STD)
Using 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) movies can be recorded on DVD media, such as
DVD-R discs, and a high-definition image quality (HD) disc is created.
You can play a high-definition image quality (HD) disc on AVCHD format
playback devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray disc player and a PlayStation 3. You
cannot play the disc on ordinary DVD players.
Standard definition image quality (STD) movies converted from high-definition
image quality (HD) movies can be recorded on DVD media, such as DVD-R discs,
and a standard definition image quality (STD) disc is created.
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Types of discs that can be used with “PlayMemories Home”
The following 12-cm discs can be used with “PlayMemories Home.” For information on Blu-ray discs,
see [Details].
DVD-R / DVD+R / DVD+R DL: Cannot be re-written.
DVD-RW / DVD+RW: Can be re-written and used again.
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.
Creating a disc with a device other than a computer
You can also create a disc using a Blu-ray recorder or a DVD Writer. Depending on which device you
use, the types of disc that can be created vary.
Devices
Disc type
Creates a Blu-ray disc or a disc in standard definition
image quality (STD) using a Blu-ray recorder.
Creates an AVCHD disc or a disc in standard definition
image quality (STD) using a DVD Writer other than
DVDirect Express.
Creates a disc in standard definition image quality (STD)
using a device such as an HDD recorder.
High-definition image
quality (HD)
Standard
definition image
quality (STD)
High-definition image
quality (HD) (AVCHD
disc)
Standard
definition image
quality (STD)
Standard definition
image quality (STD)
Notes
For details on how to create a disc, refer to the operating instructions of the device you use.
If you create a disc using Sony DVDirect (DVD Writer), use the memory card slot of the DVD Writer
or connect the DVD Writer via USB connection to transfer the data.
If you use Sony DVDirect (DVD Writer), check that the firmware is updated to the newest version.
For details, see the following URL:
http://sony.storagesupport.com/
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Top page > Using with your computer > Creating a disc of movies > Copying high-definition image
quality (HD) movies on to DVD discs (AVCHD discs)
Before Use
Shooting
Copying high-definition image quality (HD) movies on to DVD discs
(AVCHD discs)
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
An AVCHD disc with HD picture quality can be created from AVCHD movies imported to a PC using
“PlayMemories Home” software.
Changing settings
1. Turn on the PC and insert a blank DVD disc in the DVD drive.
Viewing images on a TV
2. Start “PlayMemories Home.”
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3. Click
(Create Discs).
4. Select [AVCHD (HD)] from a disc selection drop-down list.
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5. Select the AVCHD movie to be written to the disc.
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6. Click [Add].
You can also add the AVCHD movies by dragging and dropping them.
7. Create the disc by following the on-screen instructions.
Playing an AVCHD disc on a PC
AVCHD discs can be played on a PC using “PlayMemories Home.” Select the drive into which you
have inserted the DVD disc in “PlayMemories Home,” and click [Player for AVCHD].
For details, see “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”
Images may not play back smoothly depending on the PC environment.
Notes
Be sure that the “Expanded Feature” of “PlayMemories Home” have already been installed.
[Details]
You cannot record the following images on an AVCHD disc:
Still images
MP4 movies
When you create AVCHD discs from movies recorded in [AVC HD 24M (FX)], it will take time as the
image quality must be converted. To save [AVC HD 24M (FX)] movies without converting the image
quality, use Blu-ray discs.
Disc creation may take time.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Creating a disc of movies > Creating standard definition image
quality (STD) DVD discs
Before Use
Shooting
Creating standard definition image quality (STD) DVD discs
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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DVD discs with standard definition image quality (STD) can be created using “PlayMemories Home”
software and selecting an AVCHD movie imported to the PC.
1. Turn on the power of the PC and insert a blank DVD disc in the DVD drive.
If software other than “PlayMemories Home” starts automatically, exit that software.
2. Start “PlayMemories Home.”
3. Click
(Create Discs).
4. Select [DVD-Video (STD)] from a disc selection drop-down list.
5. Select the AVCHD movie to be written to the disc.
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6. Click [Add].
You can also add the AVCHD movies by dragging and dropping them.
7. Create the disc by following the on-screen instructions.
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Notes
Be sure that the “Expanded Feature” of “PlayMemories Home” have already been installed.
[Details]
Discs cannot be created for MP4 movies.
Disc creation may take time due to converting the AVCHD movie to standard definition image
quality (STD).
The PC must be connected to the Internet the first time a DVD-Video disc is created.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Creating a disc of movies > Creating Blu-ray discs
Before Use
Creating Blu-ray discs
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
You can create Blu-ray discs from AVCHD movies imported to a PC.
The PC in question must be capable of creating Blu-ray discs. BD-R (not re-writable) or BD-RE (rewritable) discs can be used. Multi-session recordings cannot be made.
To create Blu-ray discs using “PlayMemories Home,” be sure to install the dedicated add-on software.
For details, see the following URL:
http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/BDUW/
To install, your PC must be connected to the Internet.
For detailed operations, see “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”
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Top page > Printing > Printing still images > Printing still images
Before Use
Printing still images
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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 supplied “PlayMemories Home” software and print
the images.
For details, see the “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”
Printing at a shop
You can take a memory card 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 them when you print them out at
the shop. Before you take image data to a shop, always copy (back up) your data.
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Notes
When you print still images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off.
You cannot print panoramic images depending on the printer.
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Before Use
If you have problems
Shooting
Viewing
If you experience trouble with the camera, try the following solutions.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Check the items under “Troubleshooting”, then check your camera.
:
” appears on the screen, see “Self-diagnosis display”.
If a code such as “C/E:
Changing settings
2. Remove the battery pack, wait for about one minute, re-insert the battery pack, then turn on the
power.
Viewing images on a TV
3. Initialize the settings. [Details]
Using with your computer
4. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Be aware that by sending the camera for repair, you give consent that the contents of the internal
memory, music files may be checked.
Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our
Customer Support Website.
http://www.sony.net/
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Battery pack and power
Before Use
Battery pack and power
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Cannot insert the battery pack into the camera.
Make sure the direction of the battery pack is correct, and insert it until the battery eject lever is
locked.
Cannot turn on the camera.
After inserting the battery pack into the camera, it may take a few moments for the camera to power
up.
Make sure that the battery pack is inserted correctly.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
The battery pack will discharge by itself even if you do not use it. Charge the battery pack before use.
Check that the battery pack type is NP-BN or NP-BN1.
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The power turns off suddenly.
Depending on the camera and battery temperature, the power may turn off automatically to protect
the camera. In this case, a message is displayed on the screen before the power turns off.
If you do not operate the camera for a certain period of time while the power is on and [Power Save]
is set to [Standard] or [Stamina], the camera turns off automatically to prevent draining the battery
pack. Turn on the camera again.
The remaining charge indicator is incorrect.
This is caused when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location.
Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time between
charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.
The Power/charge lamp of the camera flashes while charging the battery.
Check that the battery pack type is NP-BN or NP-BN1.
The Power/charge lamp of the camera flashes infrequently when you use a battery pack that has not
been used for a long time. In such cases, remove the battery pack from the camera and re-insert it.
For details, see “Battery pack”. [Details]
The battery is not charged even if the Power/charge lamp turns off and
charging is finished.
This happens when you charge the battery pack in an extremely hot or cold location. Charge the
battery pack within the proper charging temperature range of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F).
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Shooting still images/movies
Before Use
Shooting still images/movies
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Cannot record images.
If images are recorded on the internal memory even when a memory card is inserted into the camera,
make sure that the memory card is fully inserted into the camera.
Check the free capacity of the internal memory or memory card. If it is full, do one of the following:
Delete unnecessary images. [Details]
Change the memory card.
You cannot record images while charging the flash.
When recording movies, it is recommended that you use the following memory cards:
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark2) media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card or SDXC memory card (Class 4 or faster)
Set [Demo Mode] to [Off]. [Details]
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Smile Shutter function does not work.
No image is shot if a smiling face is not detected. [Details]
Set [Demo Mode] to [Off]. [Details]
Anti-blur function does not work.
The anti-blur function may not work properly when shooting night scenes.
Shoot after pressing the shutter button halfway down.
Recording takes a long time.
When the shutter speed becomes slower than a certain speed, for example, when you shoot images
in dark locations, the camera automatically reduces the image noise. This function is called NR
(noise reduction) slow shutter and the shooting time takes longer.
The image is out of focus.
The subject is too close. When shooting, make sure to position the lens farther away from the subject
than the shortest shooting distance in the following situation.
In Intelligent Auto mode, Superior Auto mode, Easy Mode: approximately 1 cm (13/32 inches) (W) /
50 cm (1 ft 7 3/4 inches) (T) (from the lens)
In other shooting modes: approximately 8 cm (3 1/4 inches) (W) / 50 cm (1 ft 7 3/4 inches) (T) (from
the lens). Or set to close focus mode and shoot about 1 cm to 20 cm (13/32 inches to 7 7/8
inches) from the W side distance.
(Landscape),
(Night Scene) or
shooting still images.
Zoom does not work.
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(Fireworks) mode is selected in the Scene Selection when
You cannot use the optical zoom in the following situations:
Shooting in [iSweep Panorama]
Shooting in [3D Sweep Panorama]
Shooting in [Sweep Multi Angle]
Shooting in [Underwater iSweep Panorama]
The Close Focus mode is activated.
You cannot use zoom functions other than optical zoom in the following situations:
Shooting in [Background Defocus]
Shooting in [Picture Effect]
(Backlight Correction HDR) mode is selected in the Scene Selection
Shooting in 3D mode
The Smile Shutter is working.
When [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People].
Cannot select the Face Detection function.
You can select Face Detection only when the focus mode is set to [Multi AF] and the metering mode
is set to [Multi].
You cannot select Face Detection when the Close focus mode is activated.
The flash does not work.
You cannot use the flash in the following situations:
Shooting in [Background Defocus]
Burst mode is selected. [Details]
(Anti Motion Blur) mode,
(Night Scene) mode,
(Hand-held Twilight) mode,
(Fireworks) mode is selected in Scene Selection.
Sensitivity) mode or
Shooting in [iSweep Panorama]
Shooting in 3D mode
Shooting in [Underwater iSweep Panorama]
Shooting in movie mode
(High
Set the flash to [On] in Close focus mode, when Picture Effect is selected or when Scene Selection is
set to
(Snow),
(Landscape),
(Backlight Correction HDR), (Gourmet),
(Underwater) or (Hi-Speed Shutter) mode. [Details]
(Pet),
(Beach),
Fuzzy white circular spots appear in images shot using the flash.
Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air, and the floating object underwater reflected the flash light and
appeared in the image. This is not a malfunction. [Details]
The close-up shoot function (Macro / Focus On) does not work.
(Landscape),
(Night Scene) or
(Fireworks) mode is selected in the Scene Selection.
When Close Focus mode is selected, the shooting distance is approximately 1 cm to 20 cm (13/32
inches to 7 7/8 inches).
[Macro] is set to [Auto] in the following situations:
Shooting in [iSweep Panorama]
Shooting in [3D Sweep Panorama]
Shooting in [Sweep Multi Angle]
Shooting in [Underwater iSweep Panorama]
When the Smile Shutter function is activated.
In [Easy Mode]
When [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People].
Macro shooting cannot be turned off.
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There is no function for forcibly turning off macro shooting. In [Auto] mode, you can even shoot a
distant subject.
The date and time are not displayed on the screen.
While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during playback.
The F value and shutter speed flash when you press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
The exposure is incorrect. Correct the exposure. [Details]
The image colors are not correct.
Picture Effect is selected. [Details]
Adjust [White Balance]. [Details]
Noise appears in the image when you view the screen in a dark place.
The camera is attempting to increase the visibility of the screen by temporarily brightening the image
under conditions of low illumination. There is no effect on the recorded image.
There is a dark shadow on the image.
Depending on the brightness of the subject, you may see a dark shadow when you change the
aperture. This is not a malfunction.
The eyes of the subject come out red.
Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [Auto] or [On]. [Details]
Shoot the subject at a distance closer than the flash range using the flash.
Light the room and shoot the subject.
Retouch the image using [Retouch]
[Red Eye Correction] in viewing menu [Details], or correct
using “PlayMemories Home.” [Details]
Dots appear and remain on the screen.
This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded.
Cannot shoot images in succession.
You cannot shoot images in succession while the Smile Shutter function is activated.
The internal memory or memory card is full. Delete unnecessary images. [Details]
The battery level is low. Insert a charged battery pack.
The same image is shot several times.
Set [Cont. Shooting Settings] to [Off]. [Details]
[Scene Recognition] is set to [Advanced]. [Details]
The buttons and icons no longer appear.
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If you touch
, all indicators will disappear. Touch
on the right of the screen for few seconds.
While you touch the upper right of the screen during shooting images, the buttons or icons are
temporarily turned off. The buttons and icons will reappear when your fingers move away from the
screen.
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Viewing images
Before Use
Viewing images
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Cannot play back images.
Make sure that the memory card is fully inserted into the camera.
The folder/file name has been changed on your computer.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
No guarantees are made for playing back, on this camera, files containing images which were
processed on a computer or images which were shot using other cameras.
Using with your computer
The camera is in USB mode. Delete the USB connection. [Details]
Printing
Use “PlayMemories Home” to play images stored on a PC with this camera. Use the application
bundled with the Mac to play back images.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Cannot play back stereoscopic images on the camera.
Stereoscopic images can be played back on this camera only when that image has been recorded
using [Sweep Multi Angle] mode.
3D images consist of a JPEG file and an MPO file. If either file is deleted on the PC, the camera may
not operate correctly.
Cannot hear music during slideshow.
Transfer music files to the camera with “Music Transfer.” [Details]
Slideshow is played back with [Continuous Playback]. Select [Slideshow with music] and play back.
The image does not appear on the TV.
For viewing movies, the camera and television must use the same color television system. [Details]
Check whether the connection is correct. [Details]
The 3D images do not appear on the TV even though the camera is in [3D
Viewing] mode.
Check that the TV is set to display the 3D images.
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Before Use
Computers
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Your computer does not recognize the camera.
Set [USB Connect Setting] to [Mass Storage]. [Details]
Use the multi-use terminal USB cable (supplied).
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Disconnect the USB cable from both the computer and the camera, and connect it again firmly.
Using with your computer
Disconnect all equipment other than the camera, the keyboard and the mouse from the USB
connectors of your computer.
Printing
Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other device.
Troubleshooting
Set [USB Power Supply] to [Off]. Your computer may recognize the camera.
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Cannot import images.
Connect the camera and your computer correctly making a USB connection. [Details]
When you shoot images with a memory card formatted by a computer, you may not be able to import
the images to a computer. Shoot using a memory card formatted by the camera. [Details]
After making a USB connection, “PlayMemories Home” does not start
automatically.
Make the USB connection after the computer is turned on.
Cannot play back images on your computer.
If you are using “PlayMemories Home,” refer to “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.” [Details]
Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
The image and sound are interrupted by noise when you view a movie on a
computer.
You are playing back the movie directly from the memory card. Import the movie to your computer
using “PlayMemories Home” and play it back. [Details]
Images once exported from a computer cannot be viewed on the camera.
Export them to a folder recognized by the camera, such as “101MSDCF.”
Use “PlayMemories Home” to play images stored on a PC with this camera. Use the application
bundled with the Mac to play back images.
Register the image in the Image Database File and play in [Date View]. [Details]
Event View is not available on this camera.
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Memory card
Before Use
Memory card
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Cannot insert a memory card.
Insert the memory card in the correct direction.
You have formatted a memory card by mistake.
All the data on the memory card is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore it.
Images are recorded on the internal memory even when a memory card is
inserted into the camera.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Make sure that the memory card is fully inserted into the camera.
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Internal memory
Before Use
Internal memory
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Cannot play back or record images using the internal memory.
There is a memory card inserted in the camera. Remove it.
Cannot copy the data stored in the internal memory to a memory card.
The memory card is full. Copy to a memory card with sufficient capacity.
Cannot copy the data on the memory card or the computer to the internal
memory.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
This feature is not available.
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Printing
Before Use
Printing
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Images are printed with both edges cut off.
Depending on your printer, all the edges of the image may be cut off. Especially when you print an
image shot with the image size 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. Consult the
printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these functions or not.
When having images printed at a digital print shop, ask the shop whether they can print the images
without cutting off both edges.
Printing
Troubleshooting
Cannot print images with the date.
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Using “PlayMemories Home,” you can insert the date on still images. [Details]
Select MENU
(Shooting Settings)
[Write Date]
[On] to insert a date on the image.
Make sure that once the date is inserted, you cannot remove that date from the image.
Cannot print 3D images as they are displayed on the camera’s screen.
3D images displayed on the camera are MPO files, but the images to be printed are JPEG files, so in
some cases, the images to be printed out will differ from the ones displayed on the screen.
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Touch Panel/Screen
Before Use
Touch Panel/Screen
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Cannot operate the touch panel buttons correctly or fully.
The touch panel may not react the operation when sticking the protection film on.
If you touch an area other than that for the operation you want to perform, the operation may not
work properly.
When operating the touch panel, do not touch any other area except the desired area.
Using with your computer
The paint pen operation reacts at inappropriate points.
Printing
Hold the paint pen straight up.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Avoid holding the point of the paint pen.
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Others
Before Use
Others
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
The lens gets fogged.
Moisture condensation has occurred. Pull out the battery and the memory card and open up the
battery/memory card cover, then put down the camera in dry place until the moisture has evaporated.
The camera becomes warm when you use it for a long time.
This is not a malfunction.
Printing
The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the camera.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Set the date and time again. [Details]
The internal rechargeable backup battery has discharged. Insert a charged battery, and set aside for
24 hours or more with the power left off.
The date or time is incorrect.
The Area Setting is set to a different location than your current location. Change the setting by MENU
(Settings)
[Clock Settings]
[Area Setting].
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Warning indicators and messages > Self-diagnosis display
Before Use
Self-diagnosis display
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
If a code starting with a letter of the alphabet appears, the self-diagnosis function on the camera is
working.
) will differ depending on the state of the camera.
The last two digits (indicated by
If you cannot solve the problem even after trying the following corrective actions a few times, the camera
may need repair.
Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
C:32:
There is trouble with the camera’s hardware. Turn the power off and on again.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
C:13:
The camera cannot read or write data on the memory card. Try turning off and on the camera again,
or taking out and inserting the memory card several times.
The internal memory has experienced a format error, or an unformatted memory card is inserted.
Format the internal memory or the memory card. [Details]
The inserted memory card cannot be used with the camera, or the data is damaged. Insert a new
memory card.
E:61:
E:62:
E:91:
A camera malfunction has occurred. Initialize the camera, then turn the power on again. [Details]
E:94:
There is a malfunction when writing or deleting data. Repair is required. Contact your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility. Be prepared to give all numbers in the error code beginning
from the E.
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Before Use
Messages
Shooting
Viewing
If the following messages appear, follow the instructions.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
The battery level is low. Charge the battery pack immediately. Depending on the conditions of use or
the type of battery pack, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 minutes to 10 minutes
of remaining battery time left.
Camera overheating Allow it to cool
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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The camera temperature has risen. The power may turn off automatically, or you may be unable to
record movies. Leave the camera in a cool location until the temperature goes down.
Internal memory error
Turn the power off and then on again.
Memory card error has occurred. Cannot write data to memory card.
The inserted memory card cannot be used in the camera. [Details]
The terminal section of the memory card is dirty.
The memory card is damaged.
This memory card is not formatted correctly.
The inserted memory card cannot be used in the camera. [Details]
This memory card may not be able to record or play images correctly.
The inserted memory card cannot be used in the camera. [Details]
Buffer overflow. Writing to the media was not completed in time.
If you use a memory card that has been recorded and erased repeatedly, or that was formatted on a
different camera, the data writing speed may be too slow. First back up any data on the card to a
computer, and then reformat the card before using it. [Details]
The writing speed of the memory card you are using is not sufficient for movie recordings. Use a
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark2) media or an SD card (Class
4 or faster).
The memory card is locked. Check the tab.
You are using the memory card with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the LOCK
position. Set the switch to the recording position.
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This is a read- only memory card.
The camera cannot record or delete images on this memory card.
Writing to the memory card was not completed correctly Recover data
Reinsert the memory card, and touch [OK] to recover the data.
No images
No images that can be played back have been recorded in the internal memory.
No images that can be played back have been recorded in this folder of the memory card.
No still images
There are no 3D images that can be played back in [3D Viewing] mode.
The selected folder or date does not contain a file that can be played back in a slideshow.
File found which was not recognized
You tried to delete a folder containing a file that cannot be played on this camera. Delete the file on a
computer and then delete the folder.
Folder error. Cannot record to the selected folder. Please select a different
folder.
A folder with the same first three digit number already exists on the memory card (for example:
123MSDCF and 123ABCDE). Select another folder [Details], or create a new folder [Details].
Cannot create more folders
The folder with a name beginning with “999” exists on the memory card. You cannot create any
folders if this is the case.
Empty folder contents
You tried to delete a folder containing one or more files. Delete all of the files and then delete the
folder.
Folder protected
You tried to delete a folder that is protected as read only on a computer.
File Error.
An error occurred while the image was playing back.
No guarantees are made for playing back, on this camera, files containing images which were
processed on a computer or images which were shot using other cameras.
Read only folder
You have selected a folder that cannot be set as a recording folder on the camera. Select another
folder. [Details]
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File protected
Release the protection. [Details]
Image size over limit
You are playing back an image with size that cannot be played back on the camera.
Unable to detect face for retouch
You may not be able to retouch the image depending on the image.
(Vibration warning indicator)
Camera shake may occur due to insufficient light. Use the flash, or mount the camera on a tripod to
secure the camera.
MP4 12M is not supported with this memory card.
MP4 6M is not supported with this memory card.
For recording movies, it is recommended that you use a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark2) media,
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media or an SD card (Class 4 or faster).
Recording is unavailable in this movie format.
Set [Movie format] to [MP4]. [Details]
Maximum number of images already selected.
Up to 10 files can be selected when using [TransferJet].
Up to 100 files can be selected when using [Multiple Images].
You can add
(Print order) marks to up to 999 files.
Error Playing Music
Delete the Music file, or replace it with a normal Music file.
Execute [Empty Music], then download a new Music file.
Error Formatting Music
Execute [Empty Music].
Operation cannot be executed in unsupported files.
Processing and other editing functions of the camera cannot be performed on image files that have
been processed using a computer or images that were recorded with other cameras.
Preparing image database file. Please wait.
The camera restores the date information, etc., in cases where images have been deleted on a PC,
etc.
The necessary Image Database File is created after the memory card is formatted.
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The number of images exceeds that for which date management in a database file by the camera is
possible. To register additional images in the Image Database File, delete images in [Date View].
Inconsistencies found in image database file. Do you want to repair the image
database file?
AVCHD movies cannot be recorded or played because the Image Database File is corrupt. Follow
the on-screen instructions to recover the Image Database File.
It is not possible to record to the camera’s Image Database File or play back using [Date View]. Use
“PlayMemories Home” to back up all images to a PC and use it to restore a memory card.
Image Database File error. Cannot recover data.
Import all of the images to the computer with “PlayMemories Home,” and format the memory card or
the internal memory. To view the images again with the camera, export the imported images to the
camera with “PlayMemories Home.” [Details]
Recording function unavailable due to high internal temperature.
The camera temperature has risen. You cannot record images until the temperature has gone down.
Recording has stopped due to increased camera temperature.
Recording has stopped due to a rise in temperature while recording a movie. Please wait until the
temperature goes down.
When you record movies for a long time, the camera temperature rises. In this case, stop recording
movies.
Connection failed
Check the TransferJet reception port and transfer data correctly. [Details]
Some files were not sent
Some files were not received
Either communication was cut off during image transfer, or transfer was cut off because device
memory is full. Check the available memory capacity and try transferring data using TransferJet
again.
You may not be able to receive the image depending on the image.
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Situations this camera has difficulty handling > Situations this camera
has difficulty handling
Before Use
Shooting
Situations this camera has difficulty handling
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
The camera cannot take full advantage of some features under certain circumstances.
When shooting under the following conditions, either recompose the shot or change the shooting mode,
then shoot the images again.
Low light conditions
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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iSweep Panorama
Background Defocus
Tracking focus
3D Still Image
3D Sweep Panorama
Sweep Multi Angle
Overly bright conditions
Background Defocus
Tracking focus
Varying levels of brightness
Tracking focus
Flickering lights
iSweep Panorama
3D Sweep Panorama
Subjects too close to the camera
iSweep Panorama
Underwater iSweep Panorama
3D Sweep Panorama
Sweep Multi Angle
Background Defocus
Subjects too far from the camera
Background Defocus
Large moving subjects or subjects that move too quickly
Superior Auto
Background Defocus
Tracking focus
3D Still Image
3D Sweep Panorama
Subjects too small or too large
Tracking focus
Background Defocus
3D Sweep Panorama
Background the same color as the subject
Background Defocus
Scenes with little contrast, such as the sky, a sandy beach or
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underwater
iSweep Panorama
Underwater iSweep Panorama
Superior Auto
3D Sweep Panorama
Sweep Multi Angle
Scenes changing constantly, such as waterfalls
iSweep Panorama
Underwater iSweep Panorama
Superior Auto
Many moving subjects, such as a school of fish
Underwater iSweep Panorama
When you cannot stand still to shoot images, such as when underwater
Underwater iSweep Panorama
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Before Use
Precautions
Shooting
Viewing
Internal memory and memory card back up
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
On database files
Do not use/store the camera in the following places
On carrying
On operating temperatures
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
On moisture condensation
Functions built into this camera
On image data compatibility
Notes when playing movies on other devices
Printing
Notes on the screen and lens
Troubleshooting
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Internal memory and memory card back up
Do not turn off the camera, remove the battery pack, or remove the memory card while the access lamp
is lit. Otherwise, the internal memory data or the memory card may be damaged. Be sure to make a
backup copy to protect your data.
On database files
When you insert a memory card without a database file into the camera and turn on the power, part of
the memory card capacity is used to automatically create a database file. It may take some time until
you can perform the next operation.
Do not use/store the camera in the following places
In an extremely hot, cold or humid place
In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become deformed and this may
cause a malfunction.
Under direct sunlight or near a heater
The camera body may become discolored or deformed, and this may cause a malfunction.
In a location subject to rocking vibration
Near strong magnetic place
On carrying
Do not sit down in a chair or other place with the camera in the back pocket of your trousers or skirt, as
this may cause malfunction or damage the camera.
On operating temperatures
Your camera is designed for use under the temperatures between −10°C and +40°C (14°F and 104°F).
Shooting in extremely cold or hot places that exceed this range is not recommended.
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, moisture may condense inside or
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outside the camera. This moisture condensation may cause a malfunction of the camera.
If moisture condensation occurs, remove the battery and memory card and leave the battery/memory
card cover open and then leave the camera in a dry place until the moisture has evaporated. Note
that if you attempt to shoot with moisture remaining inside the lens, you will be unable to record clear
images.
Functions built into this camera
This manual describes each of the functions of TransferJet-compatible/incompatible devices, 1080
60i-compatible devices and 1080 50i-compatible devices.
To check if your camera supports the TransferJet function, and whether it is a 1080 60i-compatible
device or 1080 50i-compatible device, check for the following marks on the bottom of the camera.
TransferJet-compatible device:
(TransferJet)
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
Do not watch 3D images shot with this camera for extended periods of time on 3D-compatible
monitors.
When you view 3D images shot with this camera on a 3D-compatible monitor, you may experience
discomfort in the form of eye strain, fatigue, or nausea. To prevent these symptoms, we recommend
that you take regular breaks.
However, you need to determine for yourself the length and frequency of breaks you require, as they
vary according to the individual. If you experience any type of discomfort, stop viewing the 3D images
until you feel better, and consult a physician as necessary. Also refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the device or software you have connected or are using with this camera.
Note that a child’s eyesight is still at the development stage (particularly children below the age of 6).
Consult a pediatrician or ophthalmologist before letting your child view 3D images, and make sure
he/she observes the above precautions when viewing such images.
On image data compatibility
The camera conforms with DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) universal standard established
by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).
Sony does not guarantee that the camera will play back images recorded or edited with other
equipment, or that other equipment will play back images recorded with the camera.
Notes when 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 devices compatible with AVCHD format that does not support High Profile
Devices incompatible 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.
You can play a high-definition image quality (HD) disc only on AVCHD format playback devices. A
DVD player or DVD recorder cannot play back a disc recorded in high-definition image quality (HD)
because they are not compatible with the AVCHD format. In addition, if you insert a high-definition
image quality (HD) disc recorded in AVCHD format into a DVD player or DVD recorder, you may not
be able to eject the disc.
Notes on the screen and lens
The screen is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology so over 99.99% of the pixels
are operational for effective use. However, some tiny black and/or bright dots (white, red, blue or
green) may appear on the screen. These dots are a normal result of the manufacturing process and
do not affect the recording.
Exposing the screen or the lens to direct sunlight for long periods may cause malfunctions. Be
careful when placing the camera near a window or outdoors.
Do not press against the screen. The screen may be discolored or a malfunction may result.
Images may trail across on the screen in a cold location. This is not a malfunction.
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Be careful not to bump the lens, and be careful not to apply force to it.
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Before Use
On the internal rechargeable backup battery
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
This camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date and time and other settings
regardless of whether the power is on or off.
This rechargeable battery is continually charged as long as you are using the camera. However, if you
use the camera for only short periods, it discharges gradually, and if you do not use the camera at all for
about one month it becomes completely discharged. In this case, be sure to charge this rechargeable
battery before using the camera.
However, even if this rechargeable battery is not charged, you can still use the camera, but the date and
time will not be indicated.
Charging method of the internal rechargeable backup battery
Insert a charged battery pack in the camera, and then leave the camera for 24 hours or more with the
power off.
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Before Use
Battery pack
Shooting
Viewing
On charging the battery pack
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Effective use of the battery pack
Remaining battery charge
How to store the battery pack
On battery life
Viewing images on a TV
Compatible battery pack
Using with your computer
Printing
On charging the battery pack
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Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using the camera for the first time.
You can charge the battery pack even if it is not completely discharged. In addition, even if the
battery pack is not fully charged, you can use the partially charged capacity of the battery pack as is.
We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F
to 86°F). The battery pack may not be effectively charged in temperatures outside this range.
Effective use of the battery pack
Battery performance decreases in low temperature surroundings. So in cold places, the operational
time of the battery pack is shorter. We recommend the following to ensure longer battery pack use:
Put the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it up, and insert it in the camera
immediately before you start shooting.
(If there are any metal objects such as keys in your pocket, be aware of short-circuits.)
The battery pack will run out quickly if you use the flash or zoom frequently.
We recommend having spare battery packs handy for two times or three times the expected shooting
time, and making 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.
You may not be able to turn on the camera or the battery pack may not be effectively charged if the
terminal section of the battery is dirty. In this case, wipe any dust off lightly using a soft cloth or a
cotton swab to clean the battery.
Remaining battery charge
A remaining charge indicator appears on the screen.
A: High
B: Low
It takes about one minute until the correct remaining charge indicator appears.
The remaining charge indicator may not be correct under certain circumstances.
When [Power Save] is set to [Standard] or [Stamina], if you do not operate the camera for a certain
period of time while the power is on, the screen becomes dark, then the camera turns off
automatically (Auto power-off function).
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How to store the battery pack
Fully discharge the battery pack before storing and store the camera in a cool, dry place. To maintain
the battery pack’s function, charge the battery pack and then fully discharge it in the camera at least
once a year while storing.
To use the battery pack up, leave the camera in slideshow playback mode until the power goes off.
To prevent staining the terminal, short-circuiting, etc., be sure to use a plastic bag, etc. to keep away
from metal materials when carrying or storing.
On battery life
The battery life is limited. Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If
decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a
new one.
The battery life varies according to how it is stored and the operating conditions and environment in
which each battery pack is used.
Compatible battery pack
The NP-BN (supplied) or NP-BN1 (sold separately) can be used with this model.
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Before Use
Charging the battery pack
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
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Using with your computer
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The supplied AC Adaptor is dedicated to this camera. Do not connect with other electronic devices.
Doing so may cause a malfunction. Also, make sure to use a genuine Sony AC Adaptor.
If the Power/charge lamp of the camera flashes during charging, remove the battery pack being
charged, and then insert the same battery pack into the camera securely again. If the Power/charge
lamp flashes again, this may indicate a battery error or that a battery pack other than the specified
type has been inserted. Check that the battery pack is the specified type. If the battery pack is the
specified type, remove the battery pack, replace it with a new or different one and check that the
battery is charged correctly. If the battery is charged correctly, a battery error may have occurred.
If the Power/charge lamp flashes even if the AC Adaptor is connected to the camera and the wall
outlet (wall socket), this indicates that the charging has stopped temporarily and is on standby.
Charging stops and enters standby mode automatically when the temperature is outside of the
recommended operating temperature. When the temperature returns to the appropriate range,
charging resumes and the Power/charge lamp lights up again. We recommend charging the battery
pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F).
Using the supplied AC Adaptor, you can charge the battery pack inserted in the camera. In addition,
power supply via AC Adaptor in playback mode is also available. However, in shooting mode, power
supply via AC Adaptor is not available. You need the AC Adaptor AC-UD10 (sold separately) for
shooting to supply a power from the wall outlet (wall socket) during shooting.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > Precautions > Memory card
Before Use
Memory card
Shooting
Viewing
Memory card
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Note on using the memory card adaptor (sold separately)
“Memory Stick” media
When using a “Memory Stick Duo” media with standard sized “Memory Stick” media slot
Notes on using a “Memory Stick Micro” media (sold separately)
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Memory card
The following memory cards are compatible with this camera.
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Types of memory card
In this manual
Memory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo “Memory Stick Duo” media
Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Micro
Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)
“Memory Stick Micro” media
SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SD card
SDXC memory card
microSD memory card
microSDHC memory card
microSD memory card
This camera should be operated at between –10°C and +40°C (14°F and 104°F), but according to
the type of memory card, the operating temperature may vary. For details, see the operating
instructions supplied with the memory card.
MultiMediaCard cannot be used.
“Memory Stick Duo” media of up to 32 GB and SD cards of up to 64 GB have been tested and
proven to operate with your camera.
“Memory Stick Micro” media of up to 16 GB and microSD memory cards of up to 32 GB have been
tested and proven to operate with your camera.
When recording movies, it is recommended that you use the following memory cards:
(Mark2) (“Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark2) media)
(“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media)
(Mark2) (“Memory Stick Micro” (Mark2) media)
SD card, microSD memory card (Class 4 or faster)
Notes
To ensure stable operations of the memory card, we recommend that you use this camera to
format any memory card being used with this camera for the first time. Note that formatting will
erase all data recorded on the memory card. This data cannot be restored. Be sure to backup any
important data to a PC or other storage location.
If you repeatedly record/delete images, fragmentation of data may occur on the memory card.
Movies may not be able to be saved or recorded. In such a case, save your images to a PC or
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other storage location, then [Format].
A 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.
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.
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.
Insert a memory card that fits the memory card slot size. Otherwise, it will cause a malfunction.
Do not use or store the memory card under the following conditions:
High temperature locations such as the hot interior of a car parked in direct sunlight
Locations exposed to direct sunlight
Humid locations or locations with corrosive substances present
Note on using the memory card adaptor (sold separately)
When inserting a memory card into a memory card adaptor, make sure the memory card is inserted
facing in the correct direction, then insert it all the way in. Incorrect insertion may result in a malfunction.
“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” media type
Recording/Playback
Memory Stick Duo (without MagicGate)
*1
Memory Stick Duo (with MagicGate)
*2
MagicGate Memory Stick Duo
*1*2
Memory Stick PRO Duo
*2*3
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
*2*3*4
Memory Stick Micro
*2
Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)
*2*3
*1 High-speed data transfer using a parallel interface is not supported.
*2 “Memory Stick Duo” media, “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, “Memory
Stick PRO-HG Duo” media and “Memory Stick Micro” (Mark2) media are equipped with MagicGate functions.
MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses encryption technology. Data recording/playback that
requires MagicGate functions cannot be performed with the camera.
*3 AVCHD movies, [MP4 12M] and [MP4 6M] size movies cannot be recorded on “Memory Stick” media other
than “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media, “Memory Stick Micro” (Mark2)
media.
*4 This camera does not support 8-bit parallel data transfer. It performs the same 4-bit parallel data transfer as
the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.
When using a “Memory Stick Duo” media with standard sized “Memory
Stick” media slot
You can use the “Memory Stick Duo” media by inserting it into the “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor
(sold separately).
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“Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor
Notes on using a “Memory Stick Micro” media (sold separately)
This product is compatible with “Memory Stick Micro” media (“M2”). “M2” is an abbreviation for
“Memory Stick Micro” media.
To use a “Memory Stick Micro” media with the camera, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Micro”
media into an “M2” Adaptor as large as of Duo size. If you insert a “Memory Stick Micro” media into
the camera without an “M2” Adaptor as large as of 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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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > On cleaning > On cleaning
Before Use
On cleaning
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Cleaning the lens and flash
Wipe the lens and flash with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Cleaning the flash
Changing settings
Clean the flash surface before use. The heat of flash emission may cause dirt on the flash surface to
start smoking or burning. Wipe the flash surface with a soft cloth to remove dirt or dust, etc.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, then wipe the surface with a dry
cloth. To prevent damage to the finish or casing:
Do not expose the camera to chemical products such as thinner, benzine, alcohol, disposable cloths,
insect repellent, sunscreen or insecticide.
Do not touch the camera with any of the above on your hand.
Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber or vinyl for a long time.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > Number of still images and recordable time of
movies > Number of still images
Before Use
Shooting
Number of still images
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
The number of still images may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the memory card.
(Units: Images)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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Size
Internal memory Memory card formatted with this camera
Approx. 19 MB
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
16M
3
335
670
1350
2700
5400
10M
4
430
860
1700
3450
7000
5M
7
730
1450
2950
5900
11500
VGA
98
9600
19000
38500
40000
40000
16:9(12M) 3
355
710
1400
2850
5700
16:9(2M)
2100
4250
8600
17000
34500
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Notes
When the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999” indicator
appears.
When an image shot with other cameras is played back on this camera, the image may not appear
in the actual image size.
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movies > Recordable time of movies
Before Use
Shooting
Recordable time of movies
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
The table below shows the approximate maximum recording times. The recordable time may vary
depending on the shooting conditions and the memory card.
(h (hour), m (minute))
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Quality/Size
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
AVC HD 24M (FX)
10 m
(10 m)
20 m
(20 m)
40 m
(40 m)
1 h 30 m 3 h
(1 h 30 m) (3 h)
AVC HD 17M (FH)
10 m
(10 m)
25 m
(25 m)
1h
(1 h)
2h
(2 h)
AVC HD 9M (HQ)
25 m
(15 m)
50 m
(35 m)
1 h 45 m 3 h 35 m 7 h 20 m
(1 h 20 m) (2 h 45 m) (5 h 30 m)
MP4 12M
15 m
40 m
1 h 20 m
2 h 45 m
5 h 30 m
MP4 6M
35 m
1 h 15 m 2 h 40 m
5 h 20 m
10 h 50 m
MP4 3M
1 h 10 m 2 h 20 m 4 h 55 m
9 h 55 m
20 h
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Internal memory Memory card formatted with this camera
Approx. 19 MB
32 GB
4h5m
(4 h 5 m)
The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable time.
Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes at one time. The maximum size of an
MP4-format movie file is up to approximately 2 GB.
Note
The recordable time of movies varies because the camera is equipped with VBR (Variable BitRate), which automatically adjusts image quality depending on the shooting scene.
When you record a fast-moving subject, the image is clearer but the recordable time is shorter
because more memory is required for recording.
The recordable time also varies depending on the shooting conditions, the subject or the image
quality/size settings.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > Using the camera abroad > Using the camera abroad
Before Use
Using the camera abroad
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
You can use the AC Adaptor (supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V
to 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz.
Note
An electronic voltage transformer is unnecessary and its use may cause a malfunction.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > Using the camera abroad > On TV color systems
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On TV color systems
Shooting
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Viewing images on a TV
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To view movies shot using this camera on a television, the camera and television must use the same
color television system. Check the color TV system for the country or region where you are using the
camera.
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan, Korea,
Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Hong
Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam,
etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Greece, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > About this camera > Carl Zeiss lens
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Carl Zeiss lens
Shooting
Viewing
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
The camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens which is capable of reproducing sharp images with
excellent contrast. The lens for the camera has been produced under a quality assurance system
certified by Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany.
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AVCHD format
Shooting
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The AVCHD format has been developed for high-definition digital video cameras when recording an HD
(High-Definition) signal at the 1080i* 1 or 720p* 2 specification using high-efficiency 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 compression 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.
Recording and playback on the camera
Based on the AVCHD format, your camera records with the high definition image quality (HD) mentioned
below.
Video signal* 3 :
1080 60i-compatible device
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1920×1080/60i, 1440×1080/60i
1080 50i-compatible device
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1920×1080/50i, 1440×1080/50i
Audio signal: Dolby Digital 2ch
Recording media: Memory card
*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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TransferJet standard
Shooting
Viewing
TransferJet communications conform to the standard given below.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
TransferJet standard:
Conforms to PCL Spec. Rev. 1.0
Protocol Class Name (communication type):
SCSI Block Device Target
OBEX Push Server
OBEX Push Client
Use the “SCSI” communication protocol above when connecting to a TransferJet-compatible device
(sold separately). Or, use the “OBEX” communication protocol when sharing data between cameras.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > About this camera > License
Before Use
License
Shooting
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Notes on the License
This camera comes with software that are used based on licensing agreements with the owners of that
software. Based on requests by the owners of copyright of these software applications, we have an
obligation to inform you of the following.
Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal memory of your camera. Establish a Mass Storage
connection between the camera and a computer to read licenses in the “PMHOME” - “LICENSE” folder.
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
On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software
The software that is eligible for the following GNU General Public License (hereinafter referred to as
“GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public License (hereinafter referred to as “LGPL”) are included in the
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.
Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal memory of your camera. Establish a Mass Storage
connection between the camera and a computer to read licenses in the “PMHOME” - “LICENSE” folder.
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The following marks are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
, “Cyber-shot,” “Memory Stick”
, “Memory Stick PRO,”
,
“Memory Stick Duo,”
, “Memory Stick PRO Duo,”
, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,”
,
, “MagicGate,”
, “BRAVIA,”
“Memory Stick Micro,”
“PhotoTV HD,” “DVDirect,” TransferJet and the TransferJet logo
“Blu-ray Disc™” and “Blu-ray™” are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
“AVCHD” and “AVCHD” logotype are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Microsoft, Windows, DirectX and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Mac, Mac OS and “iMovie” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
Intel, Pentium and Intel Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
MultiMediaCard is a trademark of MultiMediaCard Association.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
The OBEX word mark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Infrared Data
Association (IrDA®).
Eye-Fi is a trademark of Eye-Fi, Inc.
In addition, system and product names used in this manual are, in general, trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective developers or manufacturers. However, the ™ or ® marks are not used
in all cases in this manual.
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