Help Guide

Help Guide
Help Guide
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your product.
How to Use
Before use
Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external device
Using the Wi-Fi function
Menu operations
Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable photos
Additional information
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators
Warning messages
List of Topics
How to Use
Troubleshooting
Notes on use
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Table Of Contents
How to Use......................................................................................................................................i
How to Use.............................................................................................................................13
Before use................................................................................................................................1
Model Information.............................................................................................................25
Model Information.......................................................................................................91
Parts and controls.............................................................................................................26
Parts and controls (front/top)......................................................................................93
Parts and controls (LCD monitor)...............................................................................94
Parts and controls (side).............................................................................................95
Parts and controls (back/bottom)................................................................................96
Screen indicators..............................................................................................................27
Screen indicators........................................................................................................98
Getting started..........................................................................................................................2
Checking the supplied items.............................................................................................28
Supplied items..........................................................................................................100
Power source preparations...............................................................................................29
Attaching the battery pack........................................................................................102
Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor......................................................104
Charging the battery pack using your computer.......................................................106
Turning the power on................................................................................................108
Using this product supplying power from a wall outlet..............................................109
Initial setup........................................................................................................................30
Setting the language, date and time.........................................................................110
Adjusting the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing.......................................112
Displaying items on the LCD monitor........................................................................113
Preparing a memory card.................................................................................................31
Inserting a memory card...........................................................................................114
Types of memory card you can use with this product...............................................116
Recording.................................................................................................................................3
Recording movies/photos.................................................................................................32
Recording movies.....................................................................................................117
Shooting photos........................................................................................................119
Useful functions for recording...........................................................................................33
Zooming....................................................................................................................121
Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture)........................................122
Recording in mirror mode.........................................................................................123
Intelligent Auto..........................................................................................................124
Decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie.............................125
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Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority)..............................................126
Recording subjects other than people (Tracking focus)............................................127
Playback...................................................................................................................................4
Playing images using Event View.....................................................................................34
Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen..........................................128
Screen display on the Event View screen.................................................................130
Playing images using Highlight Playback.........................................................................35
Playing back a short movie (Highlight Playback)......................................................132
Changing the settings for Highlight Playback...........................................................134
Saving Highlight Playback........................................................................................135
Playing back a saved scenario.................................................................................136
Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format)........................................36
Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format)................................137
Editing images from the playback screen.........................................................................37
Notes on editing........................................................................................................138
Deleting the selected images....................................................................................139
Deleting by date........................................................................................................141
Dividing a movie.......................................................................................................142
Capturing a photo from a movie (models with the internal memory or
models with the USB IN/OUT jacks).........................................................................143
Viewing trajectory of a moving object.......................................................................144
Using the built-in projector................................................................................................38
Notes on using the projector (models with the projector)..........................................145
Using the built-in projector (models with the projector).............................................146
Using the projector for your computer or smartphone (models with the
projector)...................................................................................................................148
Playing images on a high definition TV.............................................................................39
Connecting this product to a high definition TV........................................................150
Enjoying 5.1ch surround sound................................................................................151
Using BRAVIA Sync.................................................................................................152
On Photo TV HD.......................................................................................................153
On the HDMI cable...................................................................................................154
Playing images on a non-high-definition TV.....................................................................40
Connecting this product to a non-high-definition TV.................................................155
Saving images with an external device....................................................................................5
Using the PlayMemories Home software..........................................................................41
Using the PlayMemories Home software..................................................................156
Checking the computer system.................................................................................157
Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer.................................158
Disconnecting this product from the computer..........................................................159
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About the dedicated software for this product...........................................................160
Creating a Blu-ray disc..............................................................................................161
Saving images on an external media device....................................................................42
Notes on use of the external media..........................................................................162
Saving images on an external media device............................................................163
Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device..................164
Playing back images in the external media device on this product...........................165
Deleting images in the external media device..........................................................166
Creating a disc with a recorder.........................................................................................43
Creating a disc with a recorder.................................................................................167
Using the Wi-Fi function...........................................................................................................6
What you can do with the Wi-Fi function..........................................................................44
What you can do with the Wi-Fi function...................................................................169
Controlling via a smartphone............................................................................................45
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander.........................171
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander
using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote).....................................................173
Transferring images to a smartphone...............................................................................46
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet.......................175
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet
using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing).....................................................177
Transferring images to a computer...................................................................................47
Send to Computer.....................................................................................................179
Transferring images to a TV.............................................................................................48
Playing images on a TV............................................................................................181
Connecting a smartphone.................................................................................................49
Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet.......................................................182
Connecting to an iPhone or iPad..............................................................................184
Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet..............................................186
Installing PlayMemories Mobile........................................................................................50
About the PlayMemories Mobile software.................................................................188
Menu operations.......................................................................................................................7
Using menu items.............................................................................................................51
Setting up menu items..............................................................................................189
How to use the keyboard..........................................................................................191
Shooting Mode..................................................................................................................52
Movie........................................................................................................................192
Photo........................................................................................................................193
Camera/Mic......................................................................................................................53
White Balance...........................................................................................................194
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Spot Meter/Fcs.........................................................................................................196
Spot Meter................................................................................................................197
Spot Focus................................................................................................................198
Exposure...................................................................................................................199
Focus........................................................................................................................200
AE Shift.....................................................................................................................201
White Balance Shift..................................................................................................202
Low Lux....................................................................................................................203
Scene Selection........................................................................................................204
Picture Effect............................................................................................................206
Cinematone..............................................................................................................207
Fader........................................................................................................................208
Self-Timer.................................................................................................................209
SteadyShot(Movie)...................................................................................................210
SteadyShot (Photo)..................................................................................................211
Digital Zoom..............................................................................................................212
Auto Back Light.........................................................................................................213
Face Detection..........................................................................................................214
Smile Shutter............................................................................................................215
Smile Sensitivity........................................................................................................216
Flash (Only when connecting an external flash).......................................................217
Flash Level (Only when connecting an external flash).............................................218
Red Eye Reduction (Only when connecting an external flash).................................219
Premium CloserVoice...............................................................................................220
My Voice Canceling..................................................................................................221
Blt-in Zoom Mic.........................................................................................................222
Auto Wind NR...........................................................................................................223
Audio Mode...............................................................................................................224
Audio Rec Level........................................................................................................225
Ctrl with Smartphone................................................................................................226
My Button..................................................................................................................227
Grid Line...................................................................................................................228
Display Setting..........................................................................................................229
Audio Level Display..................................................................................................230
Image Quality/Size............................................................................................................56
REC Mode................................................................................................................231
Frame Rate...............................................................................................................232
Dual Video REC........................................................................................................233
Image Size................................................................................................................234
Playback Function............................................................................................................57
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Event View................................................................................................................235
Scenario....................................................................................................................236
Edit/Copy..........................................................................................................................58
Send to Smartphone.................................................................................................237
View on TV...............................................................................................................238
Send to Computer.....................................................................................................239
Delete.......................................................................................................................240
Protect......................................................................................................................241
Copy.........................................................................................................................242
Direct Copy...............................................................................................................243
Setup................................................................................................................................59
Media Select.............................................................................................................244
Media Info.................................................................................................................245
Format......................................................................................................................246
Empty........................................................................................................................247
Repair Img. DB F......................................................................................................248
File Number..............................................................................................................249
Data Code.................................................................................................................250
Volume......................................................................................................................252
Motion Interval ADJ..................................................................................................253
Download Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540).....................................................................254
Empty Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540)...........................................................................255
WPS Push................................................................................................................256
Access point settings................................................................................................257
Edit Device Name.....................................................................................................259
Disp MAC Address....................................................................................................260
SSID/PW Reset........................................................................................................261
Network Info Reset...................................................................................................262
TV Type....................................................................................................................263
HDMI Resolution.......................................................................................................264
CTRL FOR HDMI......................................................................................................265
USB Connect............................................................................................................266
USB Connect Setting................................................................................................267
USB Power Supply...................................................................................................268
USB LUN Setting......................................................................................................269
Beep.........................................................................................................................270
Monitor Brightness....................................................................................................271
Airplane Mode...........................................................................................................272
Power ON w/monitor.................................................................................................273
Language Setting......................................................................................................274
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Calibration.................................................................................................................275
Battery Info...............................................................................................................276
Power Save..............................................................................................................277
Initialize.....................................................................................................................278
Demo Mode..............................................................................................................279
Date & Time Setting..................................................................................................280
Area Setting..............................................................................................................281
Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable photos....................................8
Check the charging time...................................................................................................63
Charging time...........................................................................................................282
Expected recording and playback times for individual batteries.......................................64
Expected recording time with each battery pack......................................................283
Expected playback time with each battery pack.......................................................284
Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for the
internal memory................................................................................................................65
Notes on recording movies.......................................................................................285
Expected recording time of movies...........................................................................286
Expected number of recordable photos....................................................................288
Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for
memory cards...................................................................................................................66
Notes on recording movies.......................................................................................285
Expected recording time of movies...........................................................................289
Expected number of recordable photos....................................................................291
Bit-rate for each recording mode......................................................................................67
Bit-rate and recording pixels.....................................................................................292
Pixels recorded at each image size of photos..................................................................68
Recording pixels and aspect ratio.............................................................................293
Additional information...............................................................................................................9
Precautions.......................................................................................................................69
About the AVCHD format..........................................................................................294
About the memory card............................................................................................295
About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack.........................................................................297
Handling of this product....................................................................................................70
On use and care.......................................................................................................299
On connecting to a computer or accessory etc.........................................................302
Notes on optional accessories..................................................................................303
On moisture condensation........................................................................................304
Notes on disposal/transfer the ownership of this product (models
equipped with the internal memory)..........................................................................305
Maintenance.....................................................................................................................71
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On handling the LCD monitor...................................................................................306
To clean the casing and the projector lens surface (models with the
projector)...................................................................................................................307
About care and storage of the lens...........................................................................308
Using this product abroad.................................................................................................72
Using this product abroad.........................................................................................309
World time difference................................................................................................311
Trademarks.......................................................................................................................73
On trademarks..........................................................................................................313
License.............................................................................................................................74
Notes on the License................................................................................................315
Zoom magnifications.........................................................................................................75
Zoom magnifications.................................................................................................316
Troubleshooting..............................................................................................................................ii
Troubleshooting......................................................................................................................10
If you have problems........................................................................................................76
If you have problems................................................................................................317
Overall operations.............................................................................................................77
The power does not turn on......................................................................................318
This product does not operate even when the power is set to on.............................319
The menu settings have been changed automatically..............................................320
This product gets warm.............................................................................................321
A rattling noise is heard when this product is shaken...............................................322
Intelligent Auto is canceled.......................................................................................323
Batteries/power sources...................................................................................................78
The power abruptly turns off.....................................................................................325
The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp does not light while the battery pack
is being charged.......................................................................................................326
The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is
being charged...........................................................................................................327
The remaining battery power is not displayed correctly............................................328
The battery pack is quickly discharged.....................................................................329
Monitor..............................................................................................................................79
Menu items are grayed out.......................................................................................330
The buttons do not appear on the LCD monitor........................................................331
The buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly or do not work
at all..........................................................................................................................332
The buttons on the LCD monitor quickly disappear..................................................333
There are dots in the shape of a grid on the monitor................................................334
The backlight of the LCD monitor turns off if you do not attempt to
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The backlight of the LCD monitor turns off if you do not attempt to
operate this product for a while.................................................................................335
Memory card.....................................................................................................................80
Operations using the memory card cannot be performed.........................................336
Images stored on the memory card cannot be deleted.............................................337
The data file name is not indicated correctly or flashes............................................338
Images cannot be played back or the memory card is not recognized.....................339
Recording.........................................................................................................................81
Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images....................................340
Photos cannot be recorded.......................................................................................341
The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording has stopped....................342
The imaging field looks different...............................................................................343
The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected
recording time of the recording media......................................................................344
This product stops recording.....................................................................................345
There is a slight time lag between the moment when START/STOP is
pressed and the actual movie recordingstarts or stops............................................346
The auto focus does not function..............................................................................347
SteadyShot does not function...................................................................................348
Images cannot be recorded or played back correctly...............................................349
The subjects passing across this product very fast appear crooked........................350
Horizontal stripes appear on the images..................................................................351
[Monitor Brightness] cannot be set...........................................................................352
Sound is not recorded correctly................................................................................353
Photos are recorded automatically...........................................................................354
Playback...........................................................................................................................83
Images cannot be played back.................................................................................355
Photos cannot be played back..................................................................................356
The movie freezes....................................................................................................357
An icon appears on a thumbnail...............................................................................358
No sound or only a quiet sound is heard during playback........................................359
Left and right sound is heard unbalanced when playing back movies
on computers or other devices..................................................................................360
Wi-Fi.................................................................................................................................84
The wireless access point you want to connect to does not appear.........................361
[WPS Push] does not work.......................................................................................362
[Ctrl with Smartphone], [Send to Smartphone], [Send to Computer] or [
View on TV] terminates prematurely.........................................................................363
Cannot transfer movies to your smartphone.............................................................364
The shooting screen does not display smoothly. The connection is cut
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The shooting screen does not display smoothly. The connection is cut
off..............................................................................................................................365
The NFC connection does not work..........................................................................366
Editing movies/photos on this product..............................................................................85
Unable to edit............................................................................................................367
A movie cannot be divided........................................................................................368
The demonstration movies cannot be deleted. (models with the
internal memory).......................................................................................................369
Playback on a TV..............................................................................................................86
Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV.........................................370
The top, bottom, right, and left edges of images are trimmed slightly
on a connected TV....................................................................................................371
The image appears distorted on the 4:3 TV..............................................................372
Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the LCD monitor of the 4:
3 TV..........................................................................................................................373
Copying/Connecting to other devices...............................................................................87
Images are not copied correctly................................................................................374
Connecting to a computer.................................................................................................88
PlayMemories Home cannot be installed..................................................................375
PlayMemories Home does not work correctly...........................................................376
This product is not recognized by the computer.......................................................377
Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators..............................................................................11
Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators........................................................................89
Self-diagnosis display...............................................................................................378
Warning messages.................................................................................................................12
Warning messages...........................................................................................................90
Warning Indicators....................................................................................................381
List of Topics...................................................................................................................................ii
How to Use.............................................................................................................................13
Troubleshooting......................................................................................................................20
Notes on use................................................................................................................................23
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Help Guide
How to Use
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Before use
Model Information
Parts and controls
Screen indicators
Notes on use
4-531-298-11(1)
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Help Guide
How to Use
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Getting started
Checking the supplied items
Power source preparations
Initial setup
Preparing a memory card
Notes on use
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Help Guide
How to Use
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Recording
Recording movies/photos
Useful functions for recording
Notes on use
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How to Use
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Playback
Playing images using Event View
Playing images using Highlight Playback
Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format)
Editing images from the playback screen
Using the built-in projector
Playing images on a high definition TV
Playing images on a non-high-definition TV
Notes on use
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Help Guide
How to Use
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Saving images with an external device
Using the PlayMemories Home software
Saving images on an external media device
Creating a disc with a recorder
Notes on use
4-531-298-11(1)
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Help Guide
How to Use
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Using the Wi-Fi function
What you can do with the Wi-Fi function
Controlling via a smartphone
Transferring images to a smartphone
Transferring images to a computer
Transferring images to a TV
Connecting a smartphone
Installing PlayMemories Mobile
Notes on use
4-531-298-11(1)
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Help Guide
How to Use
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Menu operations
Using menu items
Shooting Mode
Camera/Mic
Image Quality/Size
Playback Function
Edit/Copy
Setup
Notes on use
4-531-298-11(1)
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Help Guide
How to Use
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable photos
Check the charging time
Expected recording and playback times for individual batteries
Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for the internal memory
Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for memory cards
Bit-rate for each recording mode
Pixels recorded at each image size of photos
Notes on use
4-531-298-11(1)
Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation
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Help Guide
How to Use
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Additional information
Precautions
Handling of this product
Maintenance
Using this product abroad
Trademarks
License
Zoom magnifications
Notes on use
4-531-298-11(1)
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Help Guide
Troubleshooting
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Troubleshooting
If you have problems
Overall operations
Batteries/power sources
Monitor
Memory card
Recording
Playback
Wi-Fi
Editing movies/photos on this product
Playback on a TV
Copying/Connecting to other devices
Connecting to a computer
Notes on use
4-531-298-11(1)
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Help Guide
Troubleshooting
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators
Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators
Notes on use
4-531-298-11(1)
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Help Guide
Troubleshooting
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Warning messages
Warning messages
Notes on use
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Help Guide
List of Topics
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
How to Use
Before use
Model Information
Model Information
Parts and controls
Parts and controls (front/top)
Parts and controls (LCD monitor)
Parts and controls (side)
Parts and controls (back/bottom)
Screen indicators
Screen indicators
Getting started
Checking the supplied items
Supplied items
Power source preparations
Attaching the battery pack
Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor
Charging the battery pack using your computer
Turning the power on
Using this product supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket)
Initial setup
Setting the language, date and time
Adjusting the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing
Displaying items on the LCD monitor
Preparing a memory card
Inserting a memory card
Types of memory card you can use with this product
Recording
Recording movies/photos
Recording movies
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Shooting photos
Useful functions for recording
Zooming
Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture)
Recording in mirror mode
Intelligent Auto
Decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie (My Voice Canceling)
Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority)
Recording subjects other than people (Tracking focus)
Playback
Playing images using Event View
Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen
Screen display on the Event View screen
Playing images using Highlight Playback
Playing back a short movie (Highlight Playback)
Changing the settings for Highlight Playback
Saving Highlight Playback (Scenario Save)
Playing back a saved scenario
Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format)
Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format)
Editing images from the playback screen
Notes on editing
Deleting the selected images
Deleting by date
Dividing a movie
Capturing a photo from a movie (models with the internal memory or models with the USB IN/OUT jacks)
Viewing trajectory of a moving object (Motion Shot Video)
Using the built-in projector
Notes on using the projector (models with the projector)
Using the built-in projector (models with the projector)
Using the projector for your computer or smartphone (models with the projector)
Playing images on a high definition TV
Connecting this product to a high definition TV
Enjoying 5.1ch surround sound
Using BRAVIA Sync
On Photo TV HD
On the HDMI cable
Playing images on a non-high-definition TV
Connecting this product to a non-high-definition TV
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Saving images with an external device
Using the PlayMemories Home software
Using the PlayMemories Home software
Checking the computer system
Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer
Disconnecting this product from the computer
About the dedicated software for this product
Creating a Blu-ray disc
Saving images on an external media device
Notes on use of the external media
Saving images on an external media device
Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device
Playing back images in the external media device on this product
Deleting images in the external media device
Creating a disc with a recorder
Creating a disc with a recorder
Using the Wi-Fi function
What you can do with the Wi-Fi function
What you can do with the Wi-Fi function
Controlling via a smartphone
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote)
Transferring images to a smartphone
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing)
Transferring images to a computer
Send to Computer
Transferring images to a TV
Playing images on a TV (View on TV)
Connecting a smartphone
Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet
Connecting to an iPhone or iPad
Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet
Installing PlayMemories Mobile
About the PlayMemories Mobile software
Menu operations
Using menu items
Setting up menu items
How to use the keyboard
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Shooting Mode
Movie
Photo
Camera/Mic
White Balance
Spot Meter/Fcs
Spot Meter
Spot Focus
Exposure
Focus
AE Shift
White Balance Shift
Low Lux
Scene Selection
Picture Effect
Cinematone
Fader
Self-Timer
SteadyShot (Movie)
SteadyShot (Photo)
Digital Zoom
Auto Back Light
Face Detection
Smile Shutter
Smile Sensitivity
Flash (Only when connecting an external flash)
Flash Level (Only when connecting an external flash)
Red Eye Reduction (Only when connecting an external flash)
Premium CloserVoice
My Voice Canceling
Blt-in Zoom Mic
Auto Wind NR
Audio Mode
Audio Rec Level
Ctrl with Smartphone
My Button
Grid Line
Display Setting
Audio Level Display
Image Quality/Size
REC Mode
Frame Rate
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Dual Video REC
Image Size
Playback Function
Event View
Scenario
Edit/Copy
Send to Smartphone
View on TV
Send to Computer
Delete
Protect
Copy
Direct Copy
Setup
Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
Media Info
Format
Empty (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
Repair Img. DB F.
File Number
Data Code
Volume
Motion Interval ADJ
Download Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540)
Empty Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540)
WPS Push
Access point settings
Edit Device Name
Disp MAC Address
SSID/PW Reset
Network Info Reset
TV Type
HDMI Resolution
CTRL FOR HDMI
USB Connect
USB Connect Setting
USB Power Supply
USB LUN Setting
Beep
Monitor Brightness
Airplane Mode
Power ON w/monitor
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Language Setting
Calibration
Battery Info
Power Save
Initialize
Demo Mode
Date & Time Setting
Area Setting
Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable photos
Check the charging time
Charging time
Expected recording and playback times for individual batteries
Expected recording time with each battery pack
Expected playback time with each battery pack
Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for the internal memory
Notes on recording movies
Expected recording time of movies
Expected number of recordable photos
Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for memory cards
Notes on recording movies
Expected recording time of movies
Expected number of recordable photos
Bit-rate for each recording mode
Bit-rate and recording pixels
Pixels recorded at each image size of photos
Recording pixels and aspect ratio
Additional information
Precautions
About the AVCHD format
About the memory card
About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack
Handling of this product
On use and care
On connecting to a computer or accessory etc.
Notes on optional accessories
On moisture condensation
Notes on disposal/transfer the ownership of this product (models equipped with the internal memory)
Maintenance
On handling the LCD monitor
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To clean the casing and the projector lens surface (models with the projector)
About care and storage of the lens
Using this product abroad
Using this product abroad
World time difference
Trademarks
On trademarks
License
Notes on the License
Zoom magnifications
Zoom magnifications
Notes on use
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Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you have problems
If you have problems
Overall operations
The power does not turn on.
This product does not operate even when the power is set to on.
The menu settings have been changed automatically.
This product gets warm.
A rattling noise is heard when this product is shaken.
Intelligent Auto is canceled.
Batteries/power sources
The power abruptly turns off.
The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp does not light while the battery pack is being charged.
The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is being charged.
The remaining battery power is not displayed correctly.
The battery pack is quickly discharged.
Monitor
Menu items are grayed out.
The buttons do not appear on the LCD monitor.
The buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly or do not work at all.
The buttons on the LCD monitor quickly disappear.
There are dots in the shape of a grid on the monitor.
The backlight of the LCD monitor turns off if you do not attempt to operate this product for a while.
Memory card
Operations using the memory card cannot be performed.
Images stored on the memory card cannot be deleted.
The data file name is not indicated correctly or flashes.
Images cannot be played back or the memory card is not recognized.
Recording
Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images.
Photos cannot be recorded.
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The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording has stopped.
The imaging field looks different.
The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected recording time of the recording media.
This product stops recording.
There is a slight time lag between the moment when START/STOP is pressed and the actual movie recording starts or stops.
The auto focus does not function.
SteadyShot does not function.
Images cannot be recorded or played back correctly.
The subjects passing across this product very fast appear crooked.
Horizontal stripes appear on the images.
[Monitor Brightness] cannot be set.
Sound is not recorded correctly.
Photos are recorded automatically.
Playback
Images cannot be played back.
Photos cannot be played back.
The movie freezes.
An icon appears on a thumbnail.
No sound or only a quiet sound is heard during playback.
Left and right sound is heard unbalanced when playing back movies on computers or other devices.
Wi-Fi
The wireless access point you want to connect to does not appear.
[WPS Push] does not work.
[Ctrl with Smartphone], [Send to Smartphone], [Send to Computer] or [View on TV] terminates prematurely.
Cannot transfer movies to your smartphone.
The shooting screen does not display smoothly. The connection is cut off.
The NFC connection does not work.
Editing movies/photos on this product
Unable to edit.
A movie cannot be divided.
The demonstration movies cannot be deleted. (models with the internal memory)
Playback on a TV
Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV.
The top, bottom, right, and left edges of images are trimmed slightly on a connected TV.
The image appears distorted on the 4:3 TV.
Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the LCD monitor of the 4:3 TV.
Copying/Connecting to other devices
Images are not copied correctly.
Connecting to a computer
PlayMemories Home cannot be installed.
PlayMemories Home does not work correctly.
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This product is not recognized by the computer.
Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators
Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators
Self-diagnosis display
Warning messages
Warning messages
Warning Indicators
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Notes on use
Before use
To make full use of this content, please read the following notes thoroughly. Please note that they are subject to change
without prior notice.
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Model Information
Model Information
Explains how to confirm the model name of this product and differences between each model.
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Parts and controls
Parts and controls (front/top)
Explains the parts and controls on the front and top sides of this product.
Parts and controls (LCD monitor)
Explains the parts and controls on the LCD monitor.
Parts and controls (side)
Explains the parts and controls on the side of this product.
Parts and controls (back/bottom)
Explains the parts and controls on the back and bottom sides of this product.
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Screen indicators
Screen indicators
Explains the icons displayed at times such as when changing the settings.
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Checking the supplied items
Supplied items
Check the supplied accessories.
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Power source preparations
Attaching the battery pack
Attach the battery pack to this product.
Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor
Charge the battery pack using the supplied AC Adaptor.
Charging the battery pack using your computer
Charge the battery pack by connecting this product to your computer with the Built-in USB Cable.
Turning the power on
Turn on this product.
Using this product supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket)
Shows how to use this product while supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket).
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Initial setup
Setting the language, date and time
Set the language, date and time when using this product for the first time.
Adjusting the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing
You can adjust the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing.
Displaying items on the LCD monitor
Shows how to set the screen display.
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Preparing a memory card
Inserting a memory card
Shows how to insert a memory card.
Types of memory card you can use with this product
Introduces types of memory card you can use with this product.
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Recording movies/photos
Recording movies
Record movies.
Shooting photos
Shoot photos.
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Useful functions for recording
Zooming
You can record an image with the subject magnified.
Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture)
You can shoot photos during movie recording.
Recording in mirror mode
You can rotate the LCD monitor 180 degrees so the LCD monitor faces toward you to record yourself.
Intelligent Auto
This product records images after selecting the most suitable setting for the subjects or the situation automatically.
Decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie (My Voice Canceling)
You can record movies decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie.
Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority)
This product can track a face you select and adjust the focus, exposure, and skin tone of the face automatically.
Recording subjects other than people (Tracking focus)
This product can track a subject you select and adjust the focus automatically.
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Playing images using Event View
Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen
You can search for recorded images by date and recording time (Event View).
Screen display on the Event View screen
Explains the Event View screen.
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Playing images using Highlight Playback
Playing back a short movie (Highlight Playback)
You can enjoy a digest of movies and photos, similar to a short movie.
Changing the settings for Highlight Playback
You can set the playback range of the Highlight Playback and select a theme for Highlight Playback.
Saving Highlight Playback (Scenario Save)
You can save your favorite Highlight Playback as a “Scenario.” Up to 8 scenarios can be saved.
Playing back a saved scenario
You can play back Highlight Scenarios saved on this product.
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Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format)
Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format)
The format of a movie to be played or edited can be changed on the Event View screen.
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Editing images from the playback screen
Notes on editing
Read the precautions regarding editing images.
Deleting the selected images
Select and delete unnecessary images.
Deleting by date
Select unnecessary images by date of recording and delete them.
Dividing a movie
Split a recorded movie at your desired point.
Capturing a photo from a movie (models with the internal memory or models with the USB IN/OUT jacks)
You can capture images from movies recorded with this product.
Viewing trajectory of a moving object (Motion Shot Video)
You can view the trajectory of a fast-moving object.
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Using the built-in projector
Notes on using the projector (models with the projector)
Read the precautions regarding using the projector.
Using the built-in projector (models with the projector)
You can use a flat surface such as a wall as a screen to view recorded images using the built-in projector.
Using the projector for your computer or smartphone (models with the projector)
You can project images from a computer or smartphone using the built-in projector.
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Playing images on a high definition TV
Connecting this product to a high definition TV
You can play movies in high definition image quality (HD) by connecting this product to an HDMI compatible TV.
Enjoying 5.1ch surround sound
You can record Dolby Digital 5.1ch surround sound with the built-in microphone.
Using BRAVIA Sync
You can operate this product with the remote commander of your TV by connecting this product to a BRAVIA Sync compatible
TV launched in 2008 or later with the HDMI cable.
On Photo TV HD
Explains Photo TV HD.
On the HDMI cable
Read the precautions regarding the HDMI cable.
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Playing images on a non-high-definition TV
Connecting this product to a non-high-definition TV
Play back images with this product connected to a TV by an AV cable (sold separately).
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Using the PlayMemories Home software
Using the PlayMemories Home software
The PlayMemories Home software allows you to import movies and still images to your computer to use them in a variety of
ways.
Checking the computer system
Check the recommended computer environment for using software.
Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer
Installing the PlayMemories Home software on your computer enables you to make use of your recorded images.
Disconnecting this product from the computer
Disconnect this product from the computer connected with the Built-in USB Cable.
About the dedicated software for this product
You can download the dedicated software from the Sony website.
Creating a Blu-ray disc
You can create a Blu-ray disc with an AVCHD movie previously imported to a computer.
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Saving images on an external media device
Notes on use of the external media
Read the precautions when using the external media.
Saving images on an external media device
Easily save movies or photos on an external media device such as an external hard disk drive.
Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device
Save selected movies or photos on an external media device such as an external hard disk drive.
Playing back images in the external media device on this product
Play back images saved on an external media device from this product.
Deleting images in the external media device
Delete images saved on an external media device.
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Creating a disc with a recorder
Creating a disc with a recorder
You can copy images played back on this product on a disc or video cassette.
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What you can do with the Wi-Fi function
What you can do with the Wi-Fi function
Explains what you can do using the Wi-Fi function of this product.
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Controlling via a smartphone
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander
You can operate this product using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander.
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch
remote)
You can operate this product using your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander.
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Transferring images to a smartphone
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet
Transfer images to your smartphone or tablet.
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch
sharing)
Transfer images to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet.
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Transferring images to a computer
Send to Computer
You can transfer and save movies and photos to your computer.
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Transferring images to a TV
Playing images on a TV (View on TV)
You can view images on your TV connected to the network by transferring images from this product without connecting this
product and TV with a cable.
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Connecting a smartphone
Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet
Shows how to connect this product to your Android smartphone or tablet.
Connecting to an iPhone or iPad
Shows how to connect this product to your iPhone or iPad.
Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet
You can easily connect this product to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet.
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Installing PlayMemories Mobile
About the PlayMemories Mobile software
Explains PlayMemories Mobile.
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Using menu items
Setting up menu items
Shows how to set the menu items.
How to use the keyboard
Explains how to use the keyboard to be displayed.
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Shooting Mode
Movie
You can select the movie recording mode.
Photo
You can select the photo shooting mode.
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Camera/Mic
White Balance
You can adjust the color balance to the recording environment.
Spot Meter/Fcs
Exposure and focus can be adjusted for the selected subject automatically.
Spot Meter
Exposure can be adjusted and set for the selected subject automatically.
Spot Focus
Focus can be adjusted automatically for the subject selected.
Exposure
You can fix the brightness of an image manually.
Focus
You can adjust the focus manually.
AE Shift
You can adjust the exposure according to your preference.
White Balance Shift
You can adjust the white balance according to your preference.
Low Lux
You can record bright color images, even in dim light.
Scene Selection
You can record images effectively in various situations.
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Picture Effect
You can select your desired effect to shoot more impressive images.
Cinematone
This product automatically adjusts the image quality of the movie to resemble the atmosphere of film camera images.
Fader
You can record a transition with the effects adding to the interval between scenes.
Self-Timer
Press PHOTO to start the count down. A photo is recorded after about 10 seconds.
SteadyShot (Movie)
This product has a balanced optical SteadyShot function that allows you to reduce camera shake when shooting with zooming,
as well as when shooting with a wide-angle shot.
SteadyShot (Photo)
You can compensate for camera shake.
Digital Zoom
You can select the maximum zoom level.
Auto Back Light
This product adjusts the exposure for backlit subjects automatically.
Face Detection
You can set this product to detect a face automatically.
Smile Shutter
The shutter is released automatically when this product detects a smile.
Smile Sensitivity
Sets the smile detection sensitivity for using the Smile Shutter function.
Flash (Only when connecting an external flash)
Select the desired flash setting.
Flash Level (Only when connecting an external flash)
Adjust the brightness of the flash light.
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Red Eye Reduction (Only when connecting an external flash)
Prevent redeye by activating the pre-flash before the flash operates.
Premium CloserVoice
Record sound in front of this product more clearly.
My Voice Canceling
You can record the voice of the subject clearly by decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie.
Blt-in Zoom Mic
You can record a movie with vivid sound appropriate to the zoom position.
Auto Wind NR
This product records a movie with less wind noise input from the built-in microphone. This function automatically cuts the lowrange wind noise according to the noise level.
Audio Mode
You can change the recording sound format.
Audio Rec Level
You can adjust the audio recording level.
Ctrl with Smartphone
You can use your smartphone as a wireless remote commander.
My Button
You can assign functions that you frequently use when recording to one of the My Buttons.
Grid Line
You can display the lines and check that the subject is horizontal or vertical.
Display Setting
You can set the duration of displaying the icons or indicators on the LCD monitor while recording.
Audio Level Display
You can select whether or not to display the audio level meter.
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Image Quality/Size
REC Mode
You can select your desired image quality for AVCHD movies.
Frame Rate
You can select the frame rate to be used to record AVCHD movies.
Dual Video REC
You can set the dual recording mode (recording an MP4 movie during movie recording) to on or off.
Image Size
You can select a size for the photos you are going to shoot.
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Playback Function
Event View
You can play back recorded images by date of recording (Event View).
Scenario
You can view Highlight Scenario that you have saved.
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Edit/Copy
Send to Smartphone
Transfer images recorded with this product to your smartphone.
View on TV
You can view images on your TV connected to the network by transferring images from this product without connecting this
product and TV with a cable.
Send to Computer
Transfer images recorded with this product to your computer.
Delete
You can delete unnecessary images.
Protect
Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake.
Copy
You can copy images stored on the recording media using this product.
Direct Copy
You can save images on an external media device manually while the device is connected to this product.
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Setup
Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
You can select the recording medium on which the images will be saved.
Media Info
You can check the remaining recordable time and the approximate free and used space of the recording media.
Format
Formatting deletes all the movies and photos to recover recordable free space.
Empty (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
Performing [Empty] deletes all the movies and photos in the media. It is recommended that you perform [Empty] before
disposing of or transferring this product to another party to prevent leakage of your personal information.
Repair Img. DB F.
Repair the image database file when necessary, such as when the image database repair message appears.
File Number
You can select the way to assign file number of photos/MP4 movies.
Data Code
During playback, this product displays the information recorded automatically at the recording time.
Volume
You can adjust the volume of playback sound.
Motion Interval ADJ
Adjusts the residual image intervals of a motion shot video.
Download Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540)
You can transfer music files from audio CDs etc., to this product by connecting this product to a computer.
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Empty Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540)
You can delete all music files stored on this product.
WPS Push
If your access point has a WPS button, you can register the access point to this product easily.
Access point settings
You can register your access point manually.
Edit Device Name
You can change the device name for Wi-Fi Direct etc.
Disp MAC Address
Display the MAC address of this product.
SSID/PW Reset
To change the device that is permitted to connect to this product, reset the SSID/password.
Network Info Reset
To change the access point to connect to, reset the connection information.
TV Type
You need to convert the signal depending on the horizontal to vertical ratio of the TV connected.
HDMI Resolution
Select the output image resolution when connecting this product to a TV with the HDMI cable.
CTRL FOR HDMI
When connecting this product to a BRAVIA Sync compatible TV with an HDMI cable, you can play back movies on this product
by aiming the TV’s Remote Commander at the TV.
USB Connect
Select this item if a USB connection does not start even when you connect this product to an external device with the Built-in
USB Cable.
USB Connect Setting
You can set the USB transfer mode for connecting this product to a computer or other USB device.
USB Power Supply
Set whether to use USB power supplied function when this product is connected to the AC Adaptor or a USB device such as a
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USB LUN Setting
Improves compatibility with external devices by limiting the functions of the USB connection.
Beep
You can turn on or off the operation sound.
Monitor Brightness
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.
Airplane Mode
When you board an airplane, you can deactivate the Wi-Fi function temporarily.
Power ON w/monitor
Set whether you turn on/off the product by opening/closing the LCD monitor or not.
Language Setting
You can select the language to be used on the LCD monitor.
Calibration
You can calibrate where the touch panel responds when touching buttons.
Battery Info
You can check the estimated remaining capacity of the battery pack.
Power Save
You can change the settings for the backlight of the LCD monitor and the power status of this product.
Initialize
All the settings return to the default.
Demo Mode
Set playback of the demonstration movie.
Date & Time Setting
Set the date & time settings.
Area Setting
You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Select your local area when using this product in other time
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zones.
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Check the charging time
Charging time
Informs you of the approximate time required to fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.
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Expected recording and playback times for individual batteries
Expected recording time with each battery pack
Informs you of the expected recording time with each battery pack.
Expected playback time with each battery pack
Informs you of the expected playback time with each battery pack.
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Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for the internal memory
Notes on recording movies
Read the precautions regarding movie recording.
Expected recording time of movies
Informs you of the expected recording time when saving on the internal memory.
Expected number of recordable photos
Informs you of the expected number of images you can save on the internal memory.
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Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for memory cards
Notes on recording movies
Read the precautions regarding movie recording.
Expected recording time of movies
Informs you of the expected recording time of movies when saving on a memory card.
Expected number of recordable photos
Informs you of the expected number of images you can save on a memory card.
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Bit-rate for each recording mode
Bit-rate and recording pixels
Explains the bit-rate, pixels and aspect ratio of each recording mode for movies (movie + audio, etc).
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Pixels recorded at each image size of photos
Recording pixels and aspect ratio
Explains the photo recording pixels and the aspect ratio.
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Precautions
About the AVCHD format
Explains the AVCHD standard.
About the memory card
Read the precautions regarding memory cards.
About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack
Read the battery information.
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Handling of this product
On use and care
Read the precautions, etc for using this product.
On connecting to a computer or accessory etc.
Read the information regarding connecting to your computer or an accessory.
Notes on optional accessories
Read the information on accessories (sold separately).
On moisture condensation
Read the information on moisture condensation.
Notes on disposal/transfer the ownership of this product (models equipped with the internal memory)
Read the notes on disposal/transfer of this product.
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Maintenance
On handling the LCD monitor
Read the information on care of the LCD monitor.
To clean the casing and the projector lens surface (models with the projector)
Read the information on care of the casing and lens.
About care and storage of the lens
Read the information on care and storage of the lens.
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Using this product abroad
Using this product abroad
Read the information on using this product abroad.
World time difference
Check the time difference for cities worldwide.
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Trademarks
On trademarks
Read the information on trademarks.
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License
Notes on the License
Read the notes on the license.
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Zoom magnifications
Zoom magnifications
Introduces the zoom magnifications you can set on this product for recording.
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If you have problems
If you have problems
Explains the procedure to follow if you run into any problems using this product.
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Overall operations
The power does not turn on.
This product does not operate even when the power is set to on.
The menu settings have been changed automatically.
This product gets warm.
A rattling noise is heard when this product is shaken.
Intelligent Auto is canceled.
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Batteries/power sources
The power abruptly turns off.
The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp does not light while the battery pack is being charged.
The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is being charged.
The remaining battery power is not displayed correctly.
The battery pack is quickly discharged.
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Monitor
Menu items are grayed out.
The buttons do not appear on the LCD monitor.
The buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly or do not work at all.
The buttons on the LCD monitor quickly disappear.
There are dots in the shape of a grid on the monitor.
The backlight of the LCD monitor turns off if you do not attempt to operate this product for a while.
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Memory card
Operations using the memory card cannot be performed.
Images stored on the memory card cannot be deleted.
The data file name is not indicated correctly or flashes.
Images cannot be played back or the memory card is not recognized.
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Recording
Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images.
Photos cannot be recorded.
The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording has stopped.
The imaging field looks different.
The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected recording time of the recording media.
This product stops recording.
There is a slight time lag between the moment when START/STOP is pressed and the actual movie recording
starts or stops.
The auto focus does not function.
SteadyShot does not function.
Images cannot be recorded or played back correctly.
The subjects passing across this product very fast appear crooked.
Horizontal stripes appear on the images.
[Monitor Brightness] cannot be set.
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Sound is not recorded correctly.
Photos are recorded automatically.
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Playback
Images cannot be played back.
Photos cannot be played back.
The movie freezes.
An icon appears on a thumbnail.
No sound or only a quiet sound is heard during playback.
Left and right sound is heard unbalanced when playing back movies on computers or other devices.
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Wi-Fi
The wireless access point you want to connect to does not appear.
[WPS Push] does not work.
[Ctrl with Smartphone], [Send to Smartphone], [Send to Computer] or [View on TV] terminates prematurely.
Cannot transfer movies to your smartphone.
The shooting screen does not display smoothly. The connection is cut off.
The NFC connection does not work.
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Editing movies/photos on this product
Unable to edit.
A movie cannot be divided.
The demonstration movies cannot be deleted. (models with the internal memory)
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Playback on a TV
Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV.
The top, bottom, right, and left edges of images are trimmed slightly on a connected TV.
The image appears distorted on the 4:3 TV.
Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the LCD monitor of the 4:3 TV.
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Copying/Connecting to other devices
Images are not copied correctly.
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Connecting to a computer
PlayMemories Home cannot be installed.
PlayMemories Home does not work correctly.
This product is not recognized by the computer.
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Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators
Self-diagnosis display
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Warning messages
Warning Indicators
If warning messages appear, follow the instructions.
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Model Information
In this Help Guide, the differences in the specifications for each model are described together.
If you find the description “Models with ... ” like below, confirm in this chapter whether the description applies to this
product.
(models with the internal memory)
(models with the NTSC color system)
To confirm the model name of this product
See the bottom of this product.
A: Model name (HDR-xxxx)
Differences in functions
Models
Models
Models
Models
Models
Models
with the
with the
with the
with the
with the
with the
internal memory: HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
projector: HDR-PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
NTSC color system: HDR-CX540/PJ540
PAL color system: HDR-CX530E/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540E/PJ610E
USB IN/OUT jacks: HDR-CX540/PJ540
USB Output only jack: HDR-CX530E/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540E/PJ610E
Note
For the following items, the descriptions are explained with the model name.
Parts and controls
Menu items
Expected recording time of movies
Expected number of recordable photos
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Parts and controls (front/top)
Parts and controls (LCD monitor)
Parts and controls (side)
Parts and controls (back/bottom)
Screen indicators
Expected recording time of movies
Expected number of recordable photos
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Parts and controls (front/top)
1. Power zoom lever
2. PHOTO button
3. Multi interface shoe
For details on compatible accessories of the Multi interface shoe, visit the Sony website in your area, or consult
your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Operations with other manufacture’s accessories are not guaranteed.
If you use a shoe adaptor (sold separately), you can also use accessories compatible with an Active Interface Shoe.
4. N mark
NFC: Near Field Communication
5. Lens (G lens)
6. Built-in microphone
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Parts and controls (LCD monitor)
1. PROJECTOR FOCUS lever (HDR-PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
2. LCD monitor/Touch panel
If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you can close the LCD monitor with the screen facing out. This is
convenient during playback operations.
3. Projector lens (HDR-PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
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Parts and controls (side)
1.
(View Images) button
2. POWER button
3.
(My Voice Canceling) button
Suppresses the voice of the person recording the movie.
4. PROJECTOR button (HDR-PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
5. Speaker
6.
(microphone) jack (PLUG IN POWER)
7.
(headphones) jack
8. Memory card access lamp
While the lamp is lit or flashing, this product is reading or writing data.
9. Memory card slot
10. HDMI OUT jack
11. PROJECTOR IN jack (HDR-PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
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Parts and controls (back/bottom)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
POWER/CHG (charge) lamp
START/STOP button
Battery pack
DC IN jack
Loop for a shoulder belt
Grip belt
Built-in USB Cable
Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Supports Micro USB compatible devices.
This terminal does not support VMC-AVM1 Adaptor Cable (sold separately). You cannot use accessories via an
A/V Remote Connector.
9. Tripod receptacle
Attach a tripod (sold separately: the length of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.)). Depending on the
specifications of the tripod, this product may not attach in the proper direction.
10. BATT (battery) release lever
To fasten the grip belt
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Screen indicators
The following indicators appear when you change the settings.
On the left side of the screen (
)
MENU button
Self-timer recording
[Airplane Mode] set to [On]
Fader
[Face Detection] set to [Off]
[Smile Shutter]
Manual focus
Scene Selection
White Balance
SteadyShot off
White Balance Shift
Cinematone
Intelligent Auto
At the center of the screen (
)
Slideshow Set
Warning
Playback mode
REC /STBY Recording mode
AE/AF lock
NFC
Wi-Fi
Picture Effect
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On the right side of the screen (
)
60i Frame rate (60p/50p/60i/50i/24p/25p), recording mode (PS/FX/FH/HQ/LP) and movie size
Dual Video REC
60 min
Remaining battery
Recording/playback/editing media
0:00:00 Counter (hour:minute:second)
00min Estimated recording time
9999
9.2M Approximate number of recordable photos and photo size
Playback folder of the memory card
100/112 Current playing movie or photo/Number of total recorded movies or photos
Connection to the external media device
At the bottom of the screen (
)
Audio Rec Level
[Auto Wind NR] set to [Off]
[My Voice Canceling] set to [On]
Blt-in Zoom Mic
Audio Mode
Low Lux
Spot Meter/Fcs/Spot Meter/Exposure
Audio Level Display
EV AE Shift
Intelligent Auto
Data file name
Protect
Note
Indicators and their positions are approximate and may differ from what you actually see.
Some indicators may not appear, depending on the model.
Related Topic
Screen display on the Event View screen
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Supplied items
The numbers in ( ) indicate the supplied quantity.
Camcorder (1)
AC Adaptor (1)
The shape of the AC Adaptor varies depending on the countries/regions.
HDMI cable (1)
USB connection support cable (1)
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV50 (1)
When using this product while connected to a wall outlet (wall socket), such as while charging, make sure to attach
the battery pack to this product.
“Operating Guide” (1)
Hint
The USB connection support cable is designed for use with this product only. Use this cable when the Built-in USB
Cable of this product is too short for connection.
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Attaching the battery pack
Attach the battery pack to this product.
1. Close the LCD monitor and attach the battery pack (
).
Align the indentation on this product and projection on the battery pack, then slide the battery pack upwards.
To remove the battery pack
Turn off this product. Slide the battery release lever (
) and remove the battery pack (
).
Note
You cannot use any InfoLITHIUM battery pack other than the V series to this product.
When attaching a video light (sold separately), it is recommended that you use an NP-FV70 or NP-FV100 battery
pack.
You cannot use the NP-FV30 InfoLITHIUM battery pack with this product.
In the default setting, the power turns off automatically if you leave this product without any operation for about 2
minutes, to save battery power (Power Save).
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Power Save
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Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor
Charge the battery pack using the supplied AC Adaptor. Attach the battery pack in advance.
1. Close the LCD monitor.
2. Pull out the Built-in USB Cable from this product.
3. Connect this product to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the USB connection support cable and the AC Adaptor.
The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp lights orange.
The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery pack is fully charged. Disconnect the USB
connection support cable from this product.
A: USB connection support cable
B: AC Adaptor
To store the Built-in USB Cable
Put the Built-in USB Cable back in the pocket on the grip belt after use.
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Note
The shape of the AC Adaptor varies depending on the countries/regions.
Be aware of the following notes on using the AC Adaptor.
Use a nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall
socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs while using this product.
Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.
Do not short-circuit the USB jack of the AC Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic objects. This may cause a
malfunction.
To disconnect the AC Adaptor from this product, first disconnect the USB connection support cable from the AC Adaptor,
and then disconnect this product from the USB connection support cable holding the connectors.
Hint
It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F).
Related Topic
Charging time
Expected recording time with each battery pack
Expected playback time with each battery pack
Using this product abroad
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Charging the battery pack using your computer
Charge the battery pack by connecting this product and your computer with the Built-in USB Cable. Attach the battery
pack in advance.
1. Close the LCD monitor.
2. Pull out the Built-in USB Cable from this product.
3. Connect this product to a running computer using the Built-in USB Cable.
The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp turns orange.
The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery pack is fully charged. Disconnect the Built-in USB
Cable from the computer, and then store it in the pocket on the grip belt.
If the Built-in USB Cable is not long enough for the connection, use the USB connection support cable.
: Built-in USB Cable
: To a wall outlet (wall socket)
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To put the Built-in USB Cable away
Put the Built-in USB Cable back in the pocket on the grip belt after use.
Hint
It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F).
Related Topic
Charging time
Expected recording time with each battery pack
Expected playback time with each battery pack
Using this product abroad
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Turning the power on
Turn on this product.
1. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on.
You can also turn on this product by pressing POWER.
To turn off the power
Close the LCD monitor.
You can also turn off this product by pressing POWER.
Related Topic
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Using this product supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket)
Supply power to this product using the AC Adaptor.
1. Attach the battery pack, and then pull out the Built-in USB Cable.
2. Connect this product to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the USB connection support cable and the AC Adaptor.
Note
The battery pack is not charged, even when the AC Adaptor is connected to this product, as long as the power is on.
To supply power via the AC Adaptor to this product, set [USB Power Supply] to [On]. Also, the battery pack must be
attached to this product.
Even when connecting the AC Adaptor to this product, this product may subsidiarily use power from the battery pack
depending on the environment in which you use this product.
Related Topic
Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor
USB Power Supply
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Setting the language, date and time
Set the language, date and time when using this product for the first time.
1. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on.
2. Select the desired language, then select [Next].
A: Touch the LCD monitor
3. Select the desired geographical area with
/
, then select [Next].
4. Set [Daylight Savings] or [Summer Time], select the date format and the date and time.
If you set [Daylight Savings] or [Summer Time] to [On], the clock advances 1 hour.
When you select the date and time, select one of the items and adjust the value with
When you select
Hint
-
/
.
, the date and time setting operation is complete.
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The date and time are recorded automatically and can be displayed only during playback. To display them, select
- [Setup] - [
Playback Settings] - [Data Code] - [Date/Time].
Related Topic
Date & Time Setting
Calibration
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Adjusting the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing
You can adjust the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing.
1. First open the LCD monitor 90 degrees to this product (
), and then adjust the angle (
).
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Displaying items on the LCD monitor
Items on the LCD monitor disappear if you do not operate this product for a few seconds after you turn this product on or
switch between the movie recording and photo shooting modes. To display items on the LCD monitor again, touch
anywhere on the LCD monitor other than buttons.
Hint
To keep the LCD monitor active, use [Display Setting] to change the setting.
Related Topic
Display Setting
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Inserting a memory card
Insert a memory card into this product.
1. Open the cover and insert the memory card until it clicks.
microSD memory card: Insert the memory card straight in the direction shown in figure A until it clicks.
Memory Stick Micro (M2) media: Insert the memory card straight in the direction shown in figure B until it clicks.
A: Label side
B: Terminal side
C: Access lamp
Note
To ensure stable operation of the memory card, it is recommended to format the memory card with this product before
the first use. Formatting the memory card will erase all the data stored on it and the data will be irrecoverable. Save
your important data on your PC, etc.
If [Failed to create a new Image Database File. It may be possible that there is not enough free space.] is displayed,
format the memory card.
Confirm the direction of the memory card. If you forcibly insert the memory card in the wrong direction, the memory
card, memory card slot, or image data may be damaged.
Do not insert any memory card other than those that fit into the memory card slot. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
When inserting or ejecting the memory card, be careful so that the memory card does not pop out and drop.
Memory card will not be recognized by this product unless it is inserted straight in the correct direction.
If [Preparing image database file. Please wait.] is displayed, wait until the message disappears.
Hint
To eject the memory card, open the cover and lightly push the memory card in once.
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Displaying items on the LCD monitor
Expected recording time of movies
Expected number of recordable photos
Types of memory card you can use with this product
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Format
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Types of memory card you can use with this product
The following types of memory cards can be used with this product.
Types of Memory Stick media you can use with this product
In this Help Guide, the following Memory Stick media you can use with this product is called Memory Stick Micro media.
Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) media
Note
Memory Stick Micro media with a capacity up to 16 GB have been confirmed to operate properly with this product.
Types of SD memory card you can use with this product
In this Help Guide, the following types of microSD cards you can use with this product are called “microSD card.”
microSD memory card
microSDHC memory card
microSDXC memory card
Note
For recording movies, use the card of Class 4 or faster.
microSD cards with a capacity up to 64 GB have been confirmed to operate properly with this product.
Related Topic
Expected recording time of movies
Expected number of recordable photos
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Recording movies
Record movies.
1. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on.
2. Press START/STOP to start recording.
To stop recording, press START/STOP again.
Note
If you close the LCD monitor while recording movies, this product stops recording.
The maximum continuous recordable time of a movie is about 13 hours.
When a movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie file is created automatically.
The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the recording media after recording has finished.
During this time, do not apply shock or vibration to this product, or remove the battery pack or AC Adaptor.
Access lamp is lit or flashing
The media icon in the upper right of the LCD monitor is flashing
The LCD monitor of this product can display recording images across the entire monitor (full pixel display). However,
this may cause slight trimming of the top, bottom, right, and left edges of images when played back on a TV which is
not compatible with full pixel display. It is recommended you record images with [Grid Line] set to [On] using the outer
frame of [Grid Line] as a guide.
Check the subject on the LCD monitor, and then start recording.
If the lens cover does not fully open, only a black screen and sound may be recorded.
If you record while covering the microphone on the bottom of this product such as by attaching a tripod, you may not
able to make the most of the audio performance.
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Hint
In the default setting, this product records an AVCHD movie and MP4 movie simultaneously in the movie recording
mode. When you do not want to record an MP4 movie, set [Dual Video REC] to [Off].
Related Topic
Expected recording time of movies
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Media Info
Grid Line
Dual Video REC
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Shooting photos
Shoot photos.
1. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on.
2. Select [MODE] on the LCD monitor, and then select the photo recording mode.
3. Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully.
When the focus is adjusted properly, the AE/AF lock indicator appears on the LCD monitor.
Note
The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the recording media after recording has finished.
During this time, do not apply shock or vibration to this product, or remove the battery pack or AC Adaptor.
Access lamp is lit or flashing
The media icon in the upper right of the LCD monitor is flashing
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Related Topic
Image Size
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Zooming
You can record an image with the subject magnified.
1. Move the power zoom lever to magnify or reduce the size of the image.
W:
Wider range of view (Wide angle)
T:
Close view (Telephoto)
Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom.
Note
Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom lever. If you move your finger off the power zoom lever, the operation
sound of the power zoom lever may also be recorded.
You cannot change the zoom speed with the W/T button on the LCD monitor.
The minimum possible distance between this product and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about
13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 31 1/2 in.) for telephoto.
Related Topic
Digital Zoom
Zoom magnifications
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Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture)
You can shoot photos during movie recording.
1. Press PHOTO during movie recording to capture still photos.
Note
You may not be able to shoot photos depending on the setting in [
REC Mode] and [
You cannot capture photos during movie recording in the following situation(s):
Frame Rate].
When an item of [Picture Effect] is selected
Related Topic
REC Mode
Frame Rate
Picture Effect
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Recording in mirror mode
You can rotate the LCD monitor 180 degrees so the LCD monitor faces toward you to record yourself.
1. Open the LCD monitor 90 degrees to this product (
start recording.
), then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side (
), and then
Hint
A mirror-image of the subject appears on the LCD monitor, but the image will be normal when recorded.
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Intelligent Auto
This product records images after selecting the most suitable setting for the subjects or the situation automatically.
1. Select
- [On] -
on the recording screen of movies or photos.
To cancel the Intelligent Auto function, select
- [Off] -
.
2. Point this product toward the subject and start recording.
The icons that correspond to the conditions detected are displayed.
About the detectable scenes
Face detection:
(Portrait),
(Baby)
Scene detection:
(Backlight),
(Landscape),
Camera-shake detection: (Walk), (Tripod)
Sound detection:
,
(Auto Wind NR)
(Night Scene),
(Spotlight),
(Low light),
(Macro)
Note
This product may not detect the expected scene or subject, depending on the recording conditions.
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Decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie (My Voice Canceling)
You can record movies decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie.
1. Press the
button.
When [My Voice Canceling] is set to [On],
is displayed.
Note
Set [My Voice Canceling] to [Off] if you want to record a movie without decreasing the voice volume of the person
recording the movie.
Depending on the recording condition, you cannot decrease the voice volume of the person recording the movie as
expected.
The [My Voice Canceling] function does not activate while an external microphone is connected to this product.
If you record while covering the microphone on the bottom of this product such as by attaching a tripod, [My Voice
Canceling] may not work effectively.
Hint
You can also set [My Voice Canceling] from the menu.
Related Topic
My Voice Canceling
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Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority)
This product can track a face you select and adjust the focus, exposure, and skin tone of the face automatically.
1. Touch one of the faces targeted.
To cancel the Face Priority function, select
.
A: A double-line frame appears
B: Cancels the function
Note
The subject you touched may not be detected, depending on the surrounding brightness or hairstyle of the subject.
Make sure to set the [Face Detection] setting to [Auto].
Related Topic
Face Detection
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Recording subjects other than people (Tracking focus)
This product can track a subject you select and adjust the focus automatically.
1. Touch the subject you want to track while recording.
To cancel the Tracking focus function, select
.
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Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen
You can search for recorded images by date and time of recording (Event View).
1. Open the LCD monitor and press
You can also operate by selecting
2. Select
/
(View Images) to enter the playback mode.
(View Images) on the LCD monitor.
to move the desired event to the center (
) and then select it (
).
This product displays recorded images as an event automatically, based on the date and time.
3. Select the image.
This product plays from the selected image to the last image in the event.
4. Select the appropriate buttons on the LCD monitor for various playback operations.
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Buttons for playback operations
/
: Previous/Next
: Delete
/
: Fast-reverse/fast-forward
: Context
/
: Play/Pause
: Stop
: Play/stop slide show
: Motion shot video
Note
To prevent your image data from being lost, save all your recorded images on external media periodically.
Some buttons described above may not appear, depending on the image being played back.
In the default setting, a protected demonstration movie is pre-recorded (models with the internal memory).
Hint
As you repeat selecting
/
during playback, movies are played as fast as about 5 times - about 10 times about 30 times - about 60 times.
Select
/
during pause to play movies slowly.
To repeat Slideshow, select
- [Slideshow Set] when
is selected with the Switch Image Type button.
Related Topic
Send to Computer
Protect
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Screen display on the Event View screen
Explains items displayed on the Event View screen.
Event View screen
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
To the MENU screen
Event name
To the previous event
To the movie/photo recording mode
To play back short movies (Highlight Playback)
Remaining battery
To switch movie format (HD/MP4)
Events
To the next event
Time-line bar
To change Event Scale (approx. 3 months/1.5 years)
Index screen
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Event name
To close the index screen
To the previous event
To the next event
To the movie/photo recording mode
Last played image
Recorded time/number of photos
To switch between the movie/photo playback screen
Movie
Photo
Hint
Reduced-size images which enable you to view many images at the same time on an index screen are called
“thumbnails.”
Related Topic
Event View
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Playing back a short movie (Highlight Playback)
You can enjoy movies and photos as a short movie.
1. Open the LCD monitor and press
You can also operate by selecting
(View Images) to enter the playback mode.
(View Images) on the LCD monitor.
2. Display the desired event at the center of the Event View, and select [
Highlight].
3. Play a movie or a photo.
4. Select the desired operation when the highlight playback finishes.
A: This product plays the Highlight Playback scenes again.
B: You can change the settings for Highlight Playback.
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/
: Previous/Next
: Volume
: Context
/
: Play/Pause
: Stop
Note
MP4 movies cannot be played using the Highlight Playback function.
Highlight Playback scenes will change each time you select a Highlight Playback.
The [Playback Range] setting is cleared when the Highlight Playback stops.
After the music file is transferred to this product, if you cannot play the music, the music file may be damaged. Delete
the music file by selecting
- [Setup] - [
Playback Settings] - [Empty Music], then transfer the music file
again. You can restore the music data recorded on this product at the default using “Music Transfer.” For operating
instructions, see “Music Transfer” help (models with the USB IN/OUT jacks).
The audio used for the Highlight Playback will be converted to 2ch stereo.
Related Topic
Empty Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540)
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Changing the settings for Highlight Playback
You can set the playback range of the Highlight Playback and select a theme for Highlight Playback.
1. Select [Highlight Setting] on the LCD monitor before or after the Highlight Playback.
You can also change the setting by selecting
while this product is playing highlight scenes.
Descriptions of menu items
[Playback Range]
You can set the playback range (starting and ending date) of the Highlight Playback.
[Theme]
You can select a theme for Highlight Playback.
[Music]
You can select music.
[Audio mix]
The original sound is played back with the music.
[Length]
You can set the length of the Highlight Playback segment.
[Highlight Point]
You can set the points in a movie or photo that will be used in a Highlight Playback.
Play the desired movie, and select
-
. Or play the desired photo and select
.
appears on the movie or photo that is used in a Highlight Playback.
To erase the points, select
- [Clear All Points].
Related Topic
Playing back a short movie (Highlight Playback)
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Saving Highlight Playback (Scenario Save)
You can save your favorite Highlight Playback as a “Scenario.” Up to 8 scenarios can be saved.
1. Select [Replay] on the LCD monitor after a Highlight Playback has finished.
2. When the Highlight Playback starts again, select
-[
Scenario Save].
Note
The scenarios can be played on this product only.
Related Topic
Playing back a short movie (Highlight Playback)
Playing back a saved scenario
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Playing back a saved scenario
You can play back Highlight Scenarios saved on this product.
1. Select
- [Playback Function] - [
Scenario], select the desired scenario, and then select
.
Hint
To erase a saved scenario, select
- [Erase]/[Erase All] on the [
Scenario] screen.
Related Topic
Saving Highlight Playback (Scenario Save)
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Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format)
The format of a movie to be played or edited can be changed on the Event View screen.
1. Press
(View Images) to enter the playback mode.
2. Select the movie format you want to play from
or
at the top right corner of the LCD monitor.
The format of a movie to be played or edited will be switched.
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Notes on editing
Some basic editing operations can be done on this product. If you want to do advanced editing operations, install and
use the PlayMemories Home software.
You cannot restore images once they are deleted. Save important movies and photos before deleting.
Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor from this product while deleting or dividing the images. Doing so
may damage the recording media.
Do not eject the memory card while deleting or dividing images saved on the memory card.
If you delete or divide movies that are included in saved scenarios, the scenarios will also be deleted.
Related Topic
Using the PlayMemories Home software
Saving Highlight Playback (Scenario Save)
Delete
Dividing a movie
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Deleting the selected images
Select and delete unnecessary images.
1. Press the
button on this product to enter the playback mode.
2. On the Event View screen, select
3.
, and then select the movie format you want to delete.
- [Edit/Copy] - [Delete].
4. Select [Multiple Images], and then select the type of image you want to delete.
5. Add check marks
to the movies or photos to be deleted and select
.
Hint
You cannot delete protected images (
). Release the protection of the data before deleting.
To delete the unwanted part of a movie, divide the movie and then delete that part.
Related Topic
Protect
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Format
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Deleting by date
Select unnecessary images by date of recording and delete them.
1. Press the
button on this product to enter the playback mode.
2. On the Event View screen, select
3.
, and then select the movie format you want to delete.
- [Edit/Copy] - [Delete].
4. Select [All In Event].
5. Select the date you want to delete using
/
, and then select
.
Related Topic
Format
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Dividing a movie
Split a recorded movie at your desired point.
1. Select
- [Divide] on the movie playback screen.
2. Select the point where you want to divide the movie into scenes using
/
, and then select
.
A: Returns to the beginning of the selected movie
B: Adjusts the dividing point with more precision
Note
A slight difference may occur from the point where you select and the actual dividing point, as this product selects the
dividing point based on about half-second increments.
An MP4 movie cannot be divided.
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Capturing a photo from a movie (models with the internal memory or models with the USB IN/OUT jacks)
You can capture images from movies recorded with this product.
1. Select
- [Photo Capture] that appears on the playback screen of a movie.
2. Select the scene you want to capture a photo using
/
, and then select
.
The image size of the photo will be [2.1 M].
A: Returns to the beginning of the selected movie
B: Adjusts the capturing point with more precision
Note
You cannot capture photos from a movie saved on a memory card. (models with the USB output only jack)
Hint
The recording date and time of captured photos are the same as the recording date and time of the movies.
If the movie you are capturing from has no data code, the recording date and time of the photo will be the date and
time you captured from the movie.
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Viewing trajectory of a moving object (Motion Shot Video)
You can view the trajectory of a fast-moving object.
1. On the Event View screen, play your desired movie, and then select
To stop [Motion Shot Video] playback, select
.
.
Note
[Motion Shot Video] cannot be saved as movies.
Trajectories of a moving object may not be plottable if the object is moving slowly or almost not at all.
Hint
If this function does not work well, you can use
to change the interval of trajectories to be plotted.
You can capture photos from your favorite scene of a [Motion Shot Video] ([Photo Capture]).
Related Topic
Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen
Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture)
Motion Interval ADJ
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Notes on using the projector (models with the projector)
The LCD monitor turns off while an image is being projected.
Be careful of the following operations or situations while using the projector.
Make sure not to project images towards the eyes.
Make sure not to touch the projector lens.
The LCD monitor and the projector lens become hot while in use.
Using the projector shortens battery life (using the supplied AC Adaptor is recommended).
The following operations are unavailable while you are using the projector.
Operation of this product with the LCD monitor closed
Several other functions
When the projected images contain a lot of black, faint color unevenness may appear. This is caused by light
reflection in the projector lens and is not a malfunction.
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Using the built-in projector (models with the projector)
You can use a flat surface such as a wall as a screen to view recorded images using the built-in projector.
1. Face the projector lens towards a surface, such as a wall, and then press PROJECTOR.
2. Select [Image Shot on This Device] on the LCD monitor.
3. Select [Project] on the LCD monitor.
This screen appears the first time you use the built-in projector after this product is turned on.
4. Adjust the focus of the projected image using the PROJECTOR FOCUS lever.
A: PROJECTOR FOCUS lever
The projected image is larger when the distance between this product and the reflecting surface increase.
It is recommended that you place this product further than 0.5 m (1.6 feet) away (approximate distance) from the
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surface that the images are to be projected onto.
5. Use the power zoom lever to move the selection frame that appears on the projection screen, and then press the
PHOTO button.
A: Power zoom lever
B: PHOTO button
For details on playback, see “Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen.”
Press PROJECTOR to turn off the projector.
Related Topic
Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen
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Using the projector for your computer or smartphone (models with the projector)
You can project images from a computer or smartphone using the built-in projector.
1. Connect the PROJECTOR IN jack of this product to an HDMI output jack of the other device using the HDMI cable
(supplied).
2. Face the projector lens towards a surface, such as a wall, and then press PROJECTOR.
3. Select [Image from External Device] on the LCD monitor.
4. Select [Project] on the LCD monitor.
This screen appears the first time you use the built-in projector after this product is turned on.
5. Adjust the focus of the projected image using the PROJECTOR FOCUS lever.
A: PROJECTOR FOCUS lever
The further you position this product from the wall, the larger the screen will be.
It is recommended that you place this product further than 0.5 m (1.6 feet) away (approximate distance) from the
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surface that the images are to be projected onto.
6. Select the image you want to view using your computer or smartphone.
To turn off the projector, press PROJECTOR.
Note
You can only operate the PROJECTOR FOCUS lever while projecting images.
Hint
If the terminal of the device connected is not compatible with the HDMI cable (supplied), use an HDMI plug adaptor
(sold separately).
Related Topic
On the HDMI cable
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Connecting this product to a high definition TV
You can play movies in high definition image quality (HD) by connecting this product to an HDMI compatible TV.
1. Switch the input on the TV to the connected jack.
2. Connect the HDMI cable (
on the TV.
) (supplied) to the HDMI OUT jack (
) on this product and to the HDMI input jack (
)
3. Play a movie or a photo on this product.
Note
Refer to the instruction manuals of the TV as well.
Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power source.
If the TV does not have an HDMI input jack, use an AV cable (sold separately).
If you connect this product to the TV using more than one type of cable to output images, HDMI input takes priority on
the TV.
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Enjoying 5.1ch surround sound
You can record Dolby Digital 5.1ch surround sound with the built-in microphone (default setting). Realistic sound can be
enjoyed when playing a movie on devices that support 5.1ch surround sound input.
A: Built-in microphone
Note
The sound of MP4 movies is recorded in 2ch sound.
The built-in speaker does not output 5.1ch surround sound even if you play back a movie recorded with 5.1ch
surround sound on this product.
To enjoy the 5.1ch surround sound of the movies recorded in 5.1ch sound, you need a device compatible with 5.1ch
surround.
When you connect this product with the supplied HDMI cable, the sound of movies recorded in 5.1ch sound is
automatically output in 5.1ch sound.
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Using BRAVIA Sync
You can operate this product with the remote commander of your TV by connecting this product to a BRAVIA Sync
compatible TV launched in 2008 or later with the HDMI cable.
You can operate the menu of this product by pressing the SYNC MENU button of the remote commander of your TV.
You can display the LCD monitor of this product such as Event View, play selected movies or display selected photos by
pressing up/down/left/right/enter buttons of the remote commander of your TV.
Note
There may be some operations you cannot do with the remote commander.
Set [CTRL FOR HDMI] to [On].
Also set your TV accordingly. Refer to the instruction manual of the TV for details.
The operation of BRAVIA Sync differs according to each model of BRAVIA. Refer to the instruction manual of your TV
for details.
If you turn off the TV, this product is turned off simultaneously.
Related Topic
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On Photo TV HD
This product is compatible with the Photo TV HD standard. Photo TV HD allows for highly-detailed, photo-like depiction
of subtle textures and colors. By connecting Sony’s Photo TV HD-compatible devices using the HDMI cable(*), a whole
new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtaking HD quality.
*
The TV will automatically switch to the appropriate mode when displaying photos.
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On the HDMI cable
Use the supplied HDMI cable or an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo.
Use an HDMI micro connector on one end (for this product), and a plug suitable for connecting your TV on the other
end.
Copyright-protected images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack of this product.
Some TVs may not function correctly (e.g., no sound or image) with this connection.
Do not connect the HDMI OUT jack of this product to an external device HDMI OUT jack, as malfunction may result.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interface to send both video/audio signals. The HDMI OUT jack
outputs high quality images and digital audio.
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Connecting this product to a non-high-definition TV
Play back images with this product connected to a TV by an AV cable (sold separately).
A: AV cable (sold separately)
1. Switch the input on the TV to the connected jack.
2. Connect the Multi/Micro USB terminal of this product and the VIDEO/AUDIO jack of your TV using an AV cable
(sold separately).
3. Play a movie or a photo on this product.
Note
Refer to the instruction manuals of the TV as well.
Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power source.
Related Topic
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Using the PlayMemories Home software
The PlayMemories Home software allows you to import movies and still images to your computer to use them in a
variety of ways.
A: Import images from this product
B: The functions below are also available on a Windows PC
C: View images in a calendar
D: Create a movie disc
E: Upload images to online services
F: Play the imported images
G: Share images on PlayMemories Online
Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer
PlayMemories Home can be downloaded from the following URL.
www.sony.net/pm/
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Checking the computer system
You can check the system requirements for software at the following URL.
www.sony.net/pcenv/
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Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer
Installing the PlayMemories Home software on your computer enables you to make use of your recorded images.
1. Access the following download page using an Internet browser on your computer to download the PlayMemories
Home software.
www.sony.net/pm/
Install the software according to the on-screen instructions.
When the installation has completed, PlayMemories Home starts.
If the PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software is installed on your computer, it will be overwritten by the
PlayMemories Home software. Use PlayMemories Home, the successor software of PMB.
2. Connect this product and your computer with the Built-in USB Cable.
If the PlayMemories Home software is already installed on your computer, connect this product to your computer.
Functions that can be used with this product will then be available.
Built-in USB Cable
To the USB jack of your computer
Note
Log on to your computer as an administrator.
You may need to restart your computer. When prompted to restart, follow the on-screen instructions.
Depending on the usage environment, DirectX can then be installed.
Hint
For details on PlayMemories Home, refer to the help of PlayMemories Home.
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Disconnecting this product from the computer
Disconnect this product from the computer connected with the Built-in USB Cable.
1. Click
in the task tray, and then click
.
If you use a Windows Vista computer, click
in the task tray.
2. Click the message displayed on the computer screen.
3. Select
-
on the LCD monitor, and then disconnect the Built-in USB Cable.
Note
If you use a Mac computer, drag and drop the memory card or the drive icon to the Trash before disconnecting. The
connection with the computer is released.
If you use a Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer, a disconnection icon may not be displayed. In this case, you can
release the connection without performing the above operations.
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About the dedicated software for this product
You can download the dedicated software from the Sony website.
Windows:
www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/
Mac:
www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
Note
The software that can be used with this product will differ, depending on the countries/regions.
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Creating a Blu-ray disc
You can create a Blu-ray disc with an AVCHD movie previously imported to a computer.
To create a Blu-ray disc, the “BD Add-on Software” must be installed.
http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/BDUW/
Your computer must support the creation of Blu-ray discs.
BD-R (unrewritable) and BD-RE (rewritable) media are available for creating Blu-ray discs. You cannot add contents
to either type of disc after creating the disc.
To play back a Blu-ray disc that has been created with a movie that was recorded in [60p Quality
] (models with
the NTSC color system) / [50p Quality
] (models with the PAL color system) image quality, you need a device that
complies with the AVCHD Ver. 2.0 format.
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Notes on use of the external media
Read the precautions when using external media.
Note
For this operation, you need the USB Adaptor Cable VMC-UAM2 (sold separately).
After attaching the battery pack to this product, connect the AC Adaptor to the Built-in USB Cable and a wall outlet
(wall socket).
Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the external media device.
You may not be able to use external media devices with a code function.
The file systems this product recognizes are FAT/NTFS. To use an external media device formatted with a file system
that this product cannot recognize, format it on your computer, etc. in advance. Before formatting, make sure that you
have no important data saved on the external media device as formatting will delete the data.
Operation is not guaranteed with all devices satisfying the operating requirements.
The number of scenes you can save on the external media device is as follows. However, even if the external media
device has free space, you cannot save scenes exceeding the following number.
AVCHD movies: Max. 3,999
The total of photos and MP4 movies: Max. 40,000
The number of scenes may be smaller depending on the type of images recorded.
If this product does not recognize the external media device, try the following operations.
Reconnect the USB Adaptor Cable to this product.
If the external media device has the AC power cord (mains lead), connect it to a wall outlet (wall socket).
You cannot copy images from an external media device to this product.
Devices that cannot be used as an external media device
The following devices cannot be used as an external media device:
ordinary disc drive such as CD or DVD drive
media devices connected via a USB hub
media devices with a built-in USB hub
card reader
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Saving images on an external media device
Easily save movies or photos on an external media device such as an external hard disk drive.
1. Connect this product to the external media device using a USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately).
A: USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately)
Make sure not to disconnect the Built-in USB Cable while [Preparing image database file. Please wait.] is
displayed on the LCD monitor.
If [Repair Img. DB F.] is displayed on the LCD monitor of this product, select
.
2. Select [Copy.] on the LCD monitor of this product.
Movies and photos that are stored on the recording media, and that have not yet been saved on to an external
media device can be saved on the connected media device at this time.
This operation is available only when there are newly recorded images in this product.
To disconnect the external media device, select
while either Event View or Event Index is displayed.
Related Topic
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Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device
Save selected movies or photos on an external media device such as an external hard disk drive.
1. Connect this product to the external media device using a USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately).
A: USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately)
Make sure not to disconnect the Built-in USB Cable while [Preparing image database file. Please wait.] is
displayed on the LCD monitor.
If [Repair Img. DB F.] is displayed on the LCD monitor of this product, select
.
2. Select [Play without copying.].
3. Select
- [Edit/Copy] - [Copy], and then follow the on-screen instructions to save images.
Hint
If you want to copy images that have not yet been copied, select
is connected to the external media device.
- [Edit/Copy] - [Direct Copy] while this product
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Playing back images in the external media device on this product
Play back images saved on an external media device from this product.
1. Connect this product to the external media device using a USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately).
A: USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately)
2. Select [Play without copying.], and then select the image you want to view.
Hint
You can also view images on a TV connected to this product.
When an external media device is connected,
will appear on the Event View screen.
To play back the images saved on an external media device using your computer, select the drive that represents the
external media device on the PlayMemories Home software, and then play movies.
Related Topic
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Deleting images in the external media device
Delete images saved on an external media device.
1. Connect this product to the external media device using a USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately).
A: USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately)
2. Select [Play without copying.].
3. Select
- [Edit/Copy] - [Delete], and then follow on-screen instructions to delete images.
Related Topic
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Creating a disc with a recorder
You can copy images on this product onto a disc or video casette. Connect this product to a disc recorder with an AV
cable (sold separately).
Note
After attaching the battery pack to this product, connect this product to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied
AC Adaptor for this operation.
Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the device connected.
1. Insert the recording medium in the recording device (a disc recorder, etc.).
If your recording device has an input selector, set it to the input mode.
2. Connect this product to the recording device with an AV cable (sold separately).
Connect this product to the input jacks of the recording device.
A: AV cable (sold separately)
3. Start playback on this product, and record it on the recording device.
4. When dubbing is finished, stop the recording device, and then this product.
Note
You cannot copy images to recorders connected with the HDMI cable.
Since copying is performed via analog data transfer, the image quality may deteriorate.
Images will be copied with standard definition image quality.
When you connect a monaural device, connect the yellow plug of an AV cable (sold separately) to the video input
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jack, and the white (left channel) or the red (right channel) plug to the audio input jack on the device.
Hint
Change the [Data Code] setting if you want to copy the date and time and the camera setting data information.
Set [TV Type] to [4:3] if the screen size of your display device such as TV is 4:3.
Related Topic
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Data Code
TV Type
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What you can do with the Wi-Fi function
Explains what you can do using the Wi-Fi function of this product.
Saving movies and photos to your computer
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet
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Playing images on a TV
Note
You cannot use the Wi-Fi function of this product to connect to a public wireless network.
PlayMemories Mobile is not guaranteed to work on all smartphones and tablets.
Related Topic
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Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing)
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote)
Playing images on a TV (View on TV)
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Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander
You can operate this product using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander.
1. Install PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone.
If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the software to the latest version.
2. On the LCD monitor of this product, select
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Shooting Assist] - [Ctrl with Smartphone].
The SSID and password are displayed on the LCD monitor of this product. This product is now ready to be
operated using your smartphone.
A: SSID
B: Password
3. Start PlayMemories Mobile, then on the smartphone screen, select the SSID displayed on the LCD monitor of this
product, and then enter the password displayed on the LCD monitor of this product.
Connect to this product using your smartphone.
4. Operate this product using your smartphone.
Note
The photo size stored on the smartphone is [2M] except when the image size is [
S (VGA)].
Movies are recorded on this product and are not stored on the smartphone.
The operation methods and display screens for the application are subject to change without notice by future
upgrades.
This application is not guaranteed to work on all smartphones and tablets.
Hint
For the latest supported OS, refer to the download page of PlayMemories Mobile.
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About the PlayMemories Mobile software
Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet
Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet
Connecting to an iPhone or iPad
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Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote)
You can operate this product using your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander.
Note
Make sure that your smartphone is not in sleep mode and the screen is unlocked in advance.
1. Install PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone.
If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the software to the latest version.
2. Select [Settings] on the smartphone, then select [More…] and place a checkmark next to [NFC].
3. Enter the recording mode, and then touch
Make sure that
(N mark) of this product to
(N mark) of your smartphone.
(N mark) is displayed on the LCD monitor of this product.
Hold this product and your smartphone together and keep them still for about 1-2 seconds until PlayMemories
Mobile starts up on your smartphone.
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4. Operate this product using your smartphone.
Note
The photo size stored on the smartphone is [2M] except when the image size is [
S (VGA)].
Movies are recorded on this product and are not stored on the smartphone.
The operation methods and display screens for the application are subject to change without notice by future
upgrades.
This application is not guaranteed to work on all smartphones and tablets.
If the connections is not made successfully, try the procedures shown in “Connecting to an Android smartphone or
tablet.”
Hint
For the latest supported OS, refer to the download page of PlayMemories Mobile.
Related Topic
About the PlayMemories Mobile software
Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet
Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet
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Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet
Transfer images to your smartphone or tablet.
1. Install PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone.
If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the software to the latest version.
2. Press the
button on this product to enter the playback mode.
3. On the LCD monitor of this product, select
- [Edit/Copy] - [Send to Smartphone] - [Select on This Device].
If you select [Select on Smartphone], all images stored in the internal memory of this product (models with the
internal memory) or on the memory card are displayed on the smartphone screen.
4. Select the type of image you want to transfer.
5. Select the image you want to transfer, and add
mark, and then select
-
.
The SSID and a password are displayed on the LCD monitor of this product. This product is now ready to be
connected from your smartphone.
A: SSID
B: Password
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6. Start PlayMemories Mobile, then on the smartphone screen, select the SSID displayed on the LCD monitor of this
product, and then enter the password displayed on the LCD monitor of this product.
7. The images are transferred from this product to the smartphone.
Transferred images will be stored in Gallery/Album on an Android smartphone/tablet or Album on an
iPhone/iPad.
Note
You cannot transfer AVCHD movies.
[Send to Smartphone] is not available when MP4 movies or still images have not been saved on this product.
If you want to import images recorded on a memory card, insert the memory card to this product, and then select the
memory card in [Media Select] (models with the internal memory).
This application is not guaranteed to work on all smartphones and tablets.
Hint
For the latest supported OS, refer to the download page of PlayMemories Mobile.
Related Topic
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Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet
Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet
Connecting to an iPhone or iPad
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Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch
sharing)
Transfer images to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet.
Note
Make sure that your smartphone is not in sleep mode and the screen is unlocked in advance.
1. Install PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone.
If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the software to the latest version.
2. Select [Settings] on the smartphone, then select [More…] and place a checkmark next to [NFC].
3. Press the
button on this product to enter the playback mode, and then display the image you want to transfer
on the LCD monitor of this product.
4. Touch
(N mark) of this product to
(N mark) of your smartphone.
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Mobile starts up on your smartphone.
Make sure that
(N mark) is displayed on the LCD monitor of this product.
5. The images are transferred from this product to the smartphone.
Transferred images will be stored in Gallery/Album on an Android smartphone/tablet or Album on an
iPhone/iPad.
Note
You cannot transfer AVCHD movies.
[Send to Smartphone] is not available when MP4 movies or still images have not been saved on this product.
If you want to import images recorded on a memory card, insert the memory card to this product, and then select the
memory card in [Media Select] (models with the internal memory).
This application is not guaranteed to work on all smartphones and tablets.
If the connections is not made successfully, try the procedures shown in “Connecting to an Android smartphone or
tablet.”
Hint
For the latest supported OS, refer to the download page of PlayMemories Mobile.
Related Topic
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Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet
Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet
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Send to Computer
You can transfer and save movies and photos to your computer.
1. Install the software on your computer.
For Windows: PlayMemories Home
www.sony.net/pm/
For Mac: Wireless Auto Import
www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
If connecting this product to your computer for the first time after installing the software, set [USB Connect
Setting] to [Auto] or [MTP] on this product, and then connect this product to your computer with the Built-in USB
Cable.
If the software is already installed in your computer, update the software to the latest version.
2. Connect this product to the wireless network access point.
If your access point does not support the WPS push button, refer to [Access point settings].
If your access point supports the WPS push button, refer to [WPS Push].
Settings for steps 1 and 2 are required only the first time.
3. Press the
button on this product to enter the playback mode.
4. On the LCD monitor of this product, select
- [Edit/Copy] - [Send to Computer].
Images are automatically transferred to and saved on the computer.
Only newly recorded images are transferred.
Note
You must turn on the computer to execute [Send to Computer].
Depending on the settings of the application on the computer, this product may turn off automatically after saving
images.
If you want to import images recorded on a memory card, insert the memory card to this product in advance (models
with the internal memory).
Importing movies and multiple still images may take time.
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Access point settings
WPS Push
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Playing images on a TV (View on TV)
You can view images on your TV connected to the network by transferring images from this product without connecting
this product and TV with a cable.
Operations may be required on your TV before playing depending on the TV you use. Refer to the instruction manuals of
the TV as well.
1. Connect this product to a wireless network access point.
If your access point does not support the WPS push button, refer to [Access point settings].
If your access point supports the WPS push button, refer to [WPS Push].
Step 1 can be skipped from the second time.
2. Press the
3. Select
button on this product to enter the playback mode.
- [Edit/Copy] - [View on TV] - the type of image you want to transfer.
4. Play a movie or a photo on the TV.
Note
This function is available with the DLNA player compatible TVs.
You can view images only on TVs that are compatible with the network function (including wired network).
It may take time until the images are played on the TV.
This function is not available when using an access point without a security setting (WEP/WPA/WPA2) to protect from
prying eyes.
Select the access point you registered with this product when connecting your TV.
To enjoy viewing movies comfortably, use a wired network connection for your TV. Depending on the wireless
network environment, movies may not be played smoothly.
Depending on the settings of the recorded movie, it may not play smoothly.
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Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet
Shows how to connect this product to your Android smartphone or tablet. Display the SSID and password in advance by
selecting [Send to Smartphone] or [Ctrl with Smartphone] on this product.
1. Start up PlayMemories Mobile on the smartphone.
2. Select the SSID displayed on this product.
3. Enter the password displayed on this product.
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About the PlayMemories Mobile software
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander
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Connecting to an iPhone or iPad
Shows how to connect this product to your iPhone or iPad. Display the SSID and password in advance by selecting
[Send to Smartphone] or [Ctrl with Smartphone] on this product.
1. Open the settings menu.
2. Select Wi-Fi.
3. Select the SSID displayed on this product.
4. Enter the password displayed on this product.
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5. Confirm that the SSID displayed on this product is selected.
6. Go back to Home and start up PlayMemories Mobile.
Related Topic
About the PlayMemories Mobile software
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander
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Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet
You can easily connect this product to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet.
Note
Make sure that your smartphone is not in sleep mode and the screen is unlocked in advance.
1. Touch
(N mark) of this product to
Make sure that
(N mark) of your smartphone.
(N mark) is displayed on the LCD monitor of this product.
What you can do with the NFC connection
Operations available when you touch this product to an NFC-enabled smartphone differs depending on the status of this
product.
When this product is in movie/photo recording mode
[Ctrl with Smartphone] starts up.
When images are being played back on this product
[Send to Smartphone] starts up and images being played back are transferred.
Note
To use the one-touch functions of this product, an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet is required.
NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard for short-range wireless communication technology.
If the connection is not made successfully, try the procedures shown in “Connecting to an Android smartphone or
tablet.”
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Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander
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About the PlayMemories Mobile software
To perform operations such as [Ctrl with Smartphone] and [Send to Smartphone], the PlayMemories Mobile application
for smartphone is required. Install the application from the applications store for your smartphone.
If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the application to the latest version.
For details on PlayMemories Mobile, visit the PlayMemories Mobile support page (www.sony.net/pmm/).
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Setting up menu items
This product has various menu items under each of 6 menu categories.
1. Select
.
2. Select a category.
3. Select your desired menu item.
Note
Select
to finish setting the menu or to return to the previous screen.
To find a menu item quickly
The [Camera/Mic] and [Setup] menus have sub-categories. Select the sub-category icon so that you can select your
desired menu item.
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A: Sub-category icons
When you cannot select a menu item
Some menu items or settings are not available, depending on the settings of this product. When you select grayed out
menu items or settings, this product displays the reason why you cannot select the menu item.
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How to use the keyboard
A keyboard is displayed on the LCD monitor when text needs to be entered.
1. Switch character types.
Each time you touch the key, the type of character to be input switches between letters, numerals and symbols.
2. Keyboard
Each time you touch the key, the displayed character switches between the choices available.
For example: If you want to enter “abd”
Select [abc], touching it once to display “a” touch
- select [abc], touching it twice to display “b” - select [def]
touching it once to display “d.”
3. Space
Enters a space.
4. Input box
The characters you entered are displayed.
indicates the limit to text length.
5. Move cursor
Moves the cursor in the input box to the right or left.
6. Delete
Deletes the character preceding the cursor.
7.
Switches the next character to a capital or small letter.
8. Fix
Finalizes the entry.
To cancel text entry, select
.
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Movie
You can select the movie recording mode.
1.
- [Shooting Mode] - [Movie].
Related Topic
Recording movies
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Photo
You can select the photo shooting mode.
1.
- [Shooting Mode] - [Photo].
Related Topic
Shooting photos
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White Balance
You can adjust the color balance to the recording environment.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Manual Settings] - [White Balance] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
(Auto) (default setting):
The white balance is adjusted automatically.
If you have changed the battery pack while [Auto] was selected, or taken this product outdoors after inside use (or vice
versa), aim this product at a nearby white object for about 10 seconds for better color balance adjustment.
(Outdoor):
The white balance is appropriately adjusted for the following recording conditions:
Outdoors
Night views, neon signs and fireworks
Sunrise or sunset
Under daylight fluorescent lamps
(Indoor):
The white balance is appropriately adjusted for the following recording conditions:
Indoors
At party scenes or studios where the lighting conditions change quickly
Under video lamps in a studio, or under sodium lamps or incandescent-like color lamps
(One Push):
The white balance will be adjusted according to the ambient light.
.
1. Select
2. Keep framing white object such as a piece of paper, to fill the LCD monitor under the same lightning conditions as
you will shoot the subject.
3. Select
.
If the lighting conditions changed by bringing this product outdoors from inside the house, or vice versa, you need to
redo the [One Push] procedure to readjust the white balance.
Note
Set [White Balance] to [Auto] or adjust the color in [One Push] under white or cool white fluorescent lamps.
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While you are recording a movie,
(One Push) cannot be set.
If you set [White Balance], [Scene Selection] is set to [Auto].
Related Topic
Scene Selection
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Spot Meter/Fcs
Exposure and focus can be adjusted for the selected subject automatically.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Manual Settings] - [Spot Meter/Fcs].
2. Touch the subject of which you want to adjust the exposure and focus.
To adjust the brightness and focus automatically, select [Auto].
Note
[Exposure] and [Focus] are automatically set to [Manual].
Related Topic
Exposure
Focus
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Spot Meter
Exposure can be adjusted and set for the selected subject automatically. This function is useful when there is strong
contrast between the subject and the background, such as subjects in the spotlight on stage.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Manual Settings] - [Spot Meter].
2. Touch the subject of which you want to adjust the exposure.
To return the setting to automatic exposure, select [Auto].
Note
[Exposure] is automatically set to [Manual].
Related Topic
Exposure
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Spot Focus
Focus can be adjusted automatically for the subject selected.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Manual Settings] - [Spot Focus].
2. Touch the subject of which you want to adjust the focus.
To adjust the focus automatically, select [Auto].
Note
[Focus] is automatically set to [Manual].
Related Topic
Focus
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Exposure
You can fix the brightness of an image manually. Adjust the brightness when the subject is too bright or too dark.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Manual Settings] - [Exposure] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Auto (default setting):
The exposure is adjusted automatically.
Manual:
Select
if the subject is white or the backlight is bright, or select
if the subject is black or the light is dim.
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Focus
You can adjust the focus manually. You can select this function also when you want to focus on a certain subject
intentionally.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Manual Settings] - [Focus] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Auto (default setting):
The focus is adjusted automatically.
Manual:
appears.
Adjust the focus using
(nearby subject) or
(distant subject).
appears when the focus cannot be adjusted
any closer, and
appears when the focus cannot be adjusted farther away.
Note
The minimum possible distance between this product and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about
13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 31 1/2 in.) for telephoto.
Hint
It is easier to focus on the subject by moving the power zoom lever towards T (telephoto) to adjust the focus, then
towards W (wide angle) to adjust the zoom for recording. When you want to record a subject at close range, move the
power zoom lever to W (wide angle), then adjust the focus.
This product displays the focal distance information for a few seconds when [Focus] is set to [Manual] or when you
set the focus manually. You can use this information as a guide when the subject is dark and focus adjustment is
difficult.
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AE Shift
You can adjust the exposure according to your preference.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Manual Settings] - [AE Shift] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
The exposure is adjusted automatically.
On (Adjusted number and EV):
Adjust the automatic exposure level using
when the subject is dark or the light is dim.
when the subject is white or the background is bright, and
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White Balance Shift
You can adjust the white balance according to your preference.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Manual Settings] - [White Balance Shift] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
The white balance is adjusted automatically.
On (
and adjusted number):
Adjust the white balance using
when the images appear bluish, and
when the images appear reddish.
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Low Lux
You can record bright color images, even in dim light.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Manual Settings] - [Low Lux] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
The Low Lux function is not used.
On ( ):
The Low Lux function is used.
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Scene Selection
You can record images effectively in various situations.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Camera Settings] - [Scene Selection] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
(Auto)(default setting):
Adjusts image quality automatically.
(Night Scene)(*):
Using a tripod (sold separately) allows you to shoot beautiful night scenes.
(Sunrise&Sunset)(*):
Reproduces the atmosphere of scenes such as sunsets or sunrises.
(Fireworks)(*):
Takes spectacular shots of fireworks.
(Landscape)(*):
Shoots distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents this product from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows
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between this product and the subject.
(Portrait):
Brings out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background.
(Spotlight):
Prevents people’s faces from appearing excessively white when subjects are lit by strong light.
(Beach):
Takes the vivid blue of the ocean or a lake.
(Snow):
Takes bright pictures of a white landscape.
*Adjusted
to focus on subjects farther away only.
Note
If you set [Scene Selection], the following settings are canceled.
White Balance
Cinematone
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Picture Effect
Allows you to shoot more impressive images by selecting the desired effect.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Camera Settings] - [Picture Effect] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
Does not use the Picture Effect.
(Toy Camera):
Allows you to shoot an image having a unique color tone with its surrounding colors dark. Select the effect you want with
[OPTION].
(Pop Color):
Allows you to shoot a pop art-like colorful image with emphasis on the color tone.
(Posterization):
Creates a high contrast, abstract look by heavily emphasizing primary colors, or in black and white. Select the effect you
want with [OPTION].
(Retro Photo):
Creates the look of an aged photo with sepia color tones and faded contrast.
(Soft High-key):
Allows you to shoot soft, clear images with an emphasis on brightness.
(Partial Color):
Allows you to shoot an image that makes a strong impression by leaving a specified color on portions of a monochrome
image. Select the effect you want with [OPTION].
(High Contrast Mono.):
Creates an intense, high-contrast image in black and white.
Note
When you select a [Picture Effect] item, the following functions are not available.
Recording photos in the movie recording mode
Some other functions
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Cinematone
This product automatically adjusts the image quality of the movie to resemble the atmosphere of film camera images.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Camera Settings] - [
Cinematone] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
Does not use the Cinematone function.
On :
Uses the Cinematone function.
Note
When you switch this function on or off, the image will be paused temporarily.
When [
Cinematone] is set to [On], the [Scene Selection] setting changes to [Auto].
Related Topic
Scene Selection
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Fader
You can record a transition with the following effects adding to the interval between scenes. Select the desired effect in
[STBY] (to fading in) or [REC] (to fading out) mode.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Camera Settings] - [
Fader] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
Does not use an effect.
White Fader(
):
Fades in/out with the white effect.
A: Out
B: In
Black Fader(
):
Fades in/out with the black effect.
Images recorded using the [Black Fader] effect may appear dark on the index screen.
A: Out
B: In
Note
When you press START/STOP, the setting is cleared.
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Self-Timer
Press PHOTO to start the count down. A photo is recorded after about 10 seconds.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Camera Settings] - [
Self-Timer] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
Cancels the self-timer.
On (
):
Starts the self-timer recording. To cancel the recording, select
.
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SteadyShot (Movie)
This product has a balanced optical SteadyShot function that allows you to reduce the camera-shake when shooting with
zooming, as well as when shooting with a wide-angle shot.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Camera Settings] - [
SteadyShot] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Active (default setting):
Records a movie using a more effective SteadyShot function.
Standard:
This product reduces camera shake using the SteadyShot function in wide-angle shooting.
Off (
):
This product does not use the SteadyShot function.
Note
The angle of view will be changed after changing the settings of the [
SteadyShot] function.
The zoom magnification varies depending on the [
SteadyShot] setting.
Related Topic
Zoom magnifications
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SteadyShot (Photo)
You can compensate for camera shake. Set [
image becomes natural.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
SteadyShot] to [Off] when using a tripod (sold separately), then the
Camera Settings] - [
SteadyShot] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
On (default setting):
The SteadyShot function is used.
Off (
):
The SteadyShot function is not used.
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Digital Zoom
You can select the maximum zoom level. Note that the image quality decreases when you use the digital zoom.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Camera Settings] - [Digital Zoom] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
Digital zoom cannot be used.
350:
Up to 350 zoom is performed digitally.
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Auto Back Light
This product adjusts the exposure for backlit subjects automatically.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Camera Settings] - [Auto Back Light] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
On (default setting):
The exposure for backlit subjects is adjusted automatically.
Off:
Does not adjust the exposure for backlit subjects.
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Face Detection
You can set this product to detect a face automatically. This product adjusts the focus/color/exposure automatically for
the face of the selected subject.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Face] - [Face Detection] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Auto (default setting):
Detects faces.
Off (
):
Does not detect faces.
Note
Faces may not be detected depending on recording conditions.
Hint
Recording conditions for better face detection performance are as follows.
Shoot in a sufficiently bright place.
The subject is not wearing glasses, a hat or mask.
The subject faces directly towards the camera.
Related Topic
Recording subjects other than people (Tracking focus)
Smile Shutter
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Smile Shutter
The shutter is released automatically when this product detects a smile. If you do not want to take photos automatically,
select [Off].
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Face] - [Smile Shutter] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Dual Capture (
):
Only during movie recording, the shutter is released automatically, when this product detects a smile.
Always On (
):
The shutter is released when this product detects a smile whenever this product is in recording mode.
Off (default setting):
Smiles are not detected, so photos are not recorded automatically.
Note
Smiles may not be detected depending on recording conditions, subject conditions, and the setting of this product.
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Smile Sensitivity
Sets the smile detection sensitivity for using the Smile Shutter function.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Face] - [Smile Sensitivity] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Big Smile:
Detects a big smile.
Normal Smile (default setting):
Detects a normal smile.
Slight Smile:
Detects even a slight smile.
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Flash (Only when connecting an external flash)
Select the flash setting.
Select the desired flash setting when you record photos using an external flash (sold separately) compatible with this
product.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [ Flash] - [Flash] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Auto (default setting):
Automatically flashes when there is insufficient ambient light.
On (
):
Always uses the flash regardless of the surrounding brightness.
Off (
):
Records without flash.
Note
The flash does not operate in the movie recording mode.
Hint
Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) floating close to the lens are accentuated by a flash, and they appear as white circular
spots. To reduce this phenomenon, brighten the recording place and record the subject without a flash.
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Flash Level (Only when connecting an external flash)
You can select the brightness of the flash light.
Select the desired brightness when you record photos using an external flash (sold separately) compatible with this
product.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [ Flash] - [Flash Level] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
High:
Makes the flash level higher.
Normal (default setting):
Normal flash level
Low:
Makes the flash level lower.
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Red Eye Reduction (Only when connecting an external flash)
Prevent redeye by activating the pre-flash before the flash operates.
Set this function when you record photos using an external flash (sold separately) compatible with this product.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [ Flash] - [Red Eye Reduction] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
Does not use Red Eye Reduction to prevent redeye.
On (
):
Uses Red Eye Reduction to prevent redeye.
Note
The redeye reduction may not produce the desired effect due to individual differences and other conditions.
The redeye function does not work with automatic recording by [Smile Shutter].
Related Topic
Smile Shutter
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Premium CloserVoice
Record sound in front of this product more clearly.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Microphone] - [Premium CloserVoice] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
On:
Records sound in front of this product more clearly.
Off (default setting):
Records sound as it is heard in situations such as music concerts.
Note
The [Premium CloserVoice] function does not activate while an external microphone is connected to this product.
When you set [Audio Rec Levell] to [Manual], [Premium CloserVoice] is set to [Off] automatically.
When setting [My Voice Canceling] to [On], [Premium CloserVoice] deactivates.
Related Topic
Audio Rec Level
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My Voice Canceling
You can record the voice of the subject clearly by decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Microphone] - [My Voice Canceling].
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
Does not decrease the voice volume of the person recording the movie.
On (
):
Decreases the voice volume of the person recording the movie and records the voice of the subject clearly.
Note
Set [My Voice Canceling] to [Off] if you want to record a movie without decreasing the voice volume of the person
recording the movie.
Depending on the recording condition, you cannot decrease the voice volume of the person recording the movie as
expected.
The [My Voice Canceling] function does not activate while an external microphone is connected to this product.
If you record while covering the microphone on the bottom of this product such as by attaching a tripod, [My Voice
Canceling] may not work effectively.
Related Topic
Decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie (My Voice Canceling)
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Blt-in Zoom Mic
You can record a movie with vivid sound appropriate to the zoom position.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Microphone] - [Blt-in Zoom Mic] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
The microphone does not record sound following zooming in or out.
On (
):
The microphone records sound following zooming in or out.
Note
When you set [Audio Rec Level] to [Manual], [Blt-in Zoom Mic] is set to [Off] automatically.
Related Topic
Audio Rec Level
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Auto Wind NR
This function automatically cuts the low-range wind noise according to the noise level when recording using the built-in
microphone.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Microphone] - [Auto Wind NR] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (
):
Does not reduce the wind noise.
On (default setting):
Reduces the wind noise.
Note
When you set [Auto Wind NR] to [Off], Intelligent Auto is set to [Off].
[Auto Wind NR] will not function while an external microphone is attached to this product.
Related Topic
Intelligent Auto
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Audio Mode
You can change the recording sound format.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Microphone] - [Audio Mode] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
5.1ch Surround (
) (default setting):
Records sound in 5.1ch surround.
2ch Stereo (
):
Records sound in 2ch stereo.
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Audio Rec Level
You can adjust the audio recording level.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Microphone] - [Audio Rec Level] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Auto (default setting):
The audio recording level is adjusted automatically.
Manual (
):
Adjust the audio recording level with
level.
to raise the audio recording level and
to lower the audio recording
Note
The setting will be reset each time you switch between [Auto] and [Manual].
When [Audio Rec Level] is set to [Manual], the following will switch to [Off].
Premium CloserVoice
Blt-in Zoom Mic
It is recommended that you wear headphones to operate while checking the level.
When continuously recording loud sound, lower the recording level in advance to record dynamic sound.
The limiter is always active regardless of the setting value of the recording level.
When you are using a dedicated microphone that is connected with the Multi interface shoe, the recording level
setting will be invalid, and you will not be able to adjust the recording level.
After setting [My Voice Canceling] to [On], you cannot change the audio recording level anymore.
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Ctrl with Smartphone
You can use your smartphone as a wireless remote commander.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Shooting Assist] - [Ctrl with Smartphone].
Related Topic
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote)
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My Button
You can assign functions that you frequently use when recording to one of the My Buttons.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Shooting Assist] - [My Button].
2. Select the menu item that you want to assign to a My Button using
/
.
3. Select one of the My Buttons to which the menu item will be assigned.
4. Select
.
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Grid Line
You can display the lines and check that the subject is horizontal or vertical.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Shooting Assist] - [Grid Line] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
Does not display the grid lines.
On:
Displays the grid lines.
Hint
Positioning the subject at the cross point of the grid lines makes a balanced composition.
The lines is not recorded.
The outer frame of grid lines shows the display area of a TV which is not compatible with full pixel display.
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Display Setting
You can set the duration of displaying the icons or indicators on the LCD monitor while recording.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Shooting Assist] - [Display Setting] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Auto (default setting):
Displays for about 3 seconds.
The rec and zoom buttons on the LCD monitor are displayed.
On:
Always displays. The rec and zoom buttons on the LCD monitor are not displayed.
Note
You cannot change the setting of the icons or indicators on the LCD monitor while in playback mode.
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Audio Level Display
You can select whether or not to display the audio level meter. Shape of the audio level meter differs depending on the
[Audio Mode] setting.
1.
- [Camera/Mic] - [
Shooting Assist] - [Audio Level Display] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
On (default setting):
Displays audio level meter.
Off:
Does not display the audio level meter.
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REC Mode
You can select your desired image quality for AVCHD movies. The recording time or the type of media device to which
the images can be copied may differ, depending on the movie quality selected.
1.
- [Image Quality/Size] - [
REC Mode] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Highest Quality
:
Records a movie in the highest quality possible for this product (when in 60i (*)/50i (**)/24p (*)/25p (**)).
:
High Quality
Records a higher quality movie (when in 60i (*)/50i (**)/24p (*)/25p (**)).
Standard
:
Records a standard quality movie (when in 60i (*)/50i (**)).
Long Time
:
Records a long movie (when in 60i (*)/50i (**)).
60p Quality
(*)/50p Quality
(**)
Records a movie in 60p (*)/50p (**).
*Models
with the NTSC color system
**Models
with the PAL color system
Hint
Types of media that images can be saved on will depend on the image quality selected.
60p Quality
External media,
High Quality
External media,
(*)/50p Quality
(**)/Highest Quality
Blu-ray discs
/Standard
/Long Time
:
Blu-ray discs, AVCHD recording discs
*Models
with the NTSC color system: [60p Quality
**Models
with the PAL color system: [50p Quality
:
] can be set only when the [
] can be set only when the [
Frame Rate] is set to [60p].
Frame Rate] is set to [50p].
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Frame Rate
You can select the frame rate to be used to record AVCHD movies. Using 60i(*) or 50i(**) is recommended for standard
recording. Set [
Frame Rate] first, before setting [
REC Mode].
1.
- [Image Quality/Size] - [
Frame Rate] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
60i(*)/50i(**) (default setting):
This is an ordinary setting for recording.
60p(*)/50p(**):
You can record movies with a volume of data twice that of 60i(*) or 50i(**) per unit time. When you play a movie
recorded with this setting on a TV, the TV must be compatible with 60p(*) or 50p(**) movie playback and you have to set
[HDMI Resolution] to 1080p.
24p(*)/25p(**):
You can record movies which provide an atmosphere closer to that of film images with this setting. It is recommended
that you record movies with this setting using a tripod.
*Models
with the NTSC color system
**Models
with the PAL color system
Note
The media that the recorded images can be saved on will depend on the recording mode that has been set during
recording.
Related Topic
REC Mode
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Dual Video REC
You can set the dual recording mode (recording an MP4 movie during movie recording) to on or off.
1.
- [Image Quality/Size] - [Dual Video REC] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
On (default setting):
Records an MP4 movie while recording an HD movie.
Off:
Does not record an MP4 movie while recording an HD movie.
Note
When [
REC Mode] is set to [60p Quality
(models with the NTSC color system)]/[50p Quality
the PAL color system)] , [Dual Video REC] will be set to [Off].
(models with
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Image Size
You can select a size for the photos you are going to shoot. The number of photos you can shoot differs, depending on
the image size selected.
1.
- [Image Quality/Size] - [
Image Size] - desired setting.
L (9.2M)
L (6.9M)
S (2.1M)
S (VGA)
Note
The image size selected with this setting also is applied to photos taken by the Dual Capture function.
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Event View
You can play back recorded images by date of recording (Event View).
1.
- [Playback Function] - [Event View].
Related Topic
Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen
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Scenario
You can view Highlight Scenario that you have saved.
1.
- [Playback Function] - [
Scenario].
Related Topic
Playing back a saved scenario
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Send to Smartphone
Transfer images recorded with this product to your smartphone.
1. Press the
2.
button on this product to enter the playback mode.
- [Edit/Copy] - [Send to Smartphone].
Related Topic
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing)
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View on TV
You can view images on your TV that is compatible with the network function by transferring images from this product
without connecting this product and TV with a cable. Operations may be required on your TV before playing depending
on the TV you use. For details, refer to the instruction manuals of the TV.
1. Press
2.
on this product to enter the playback mode.
- [Edit/Copy] - [View on TV].
Related Topic
Playing images on a TV (View on TV)
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Send to Computer
Transfer images recorded with this product to your computer.
1. Press the
2.
button on this product to enter the playback mode.
- [Edit/Copy] - [Send to Computer].
Related Topic
Send to Computer
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Delete
You can delete unnecessary images.
1. Press the
button on this product to enter the playback mode.
2. On the Event View screen, select
3.
, and then select the movie format you want to delete.
- [Edit/Copy] - [Delete] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Multiple Images:
You can select images to be deleted. Select the type of image you want to delete, then add
and then select
.
to the desired images,
All In Event:
You can delete all images in the selected date at one time. Select the date you want to delete using
select
.
/
, and then
Related Topic
Deleting the selected images
Deleting by date
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Protect
Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake.
1. Press the
button on this product to enter the playback mode.
2. On the Event View screen, select
3.
will be displayed on the protected images.
, and then select the movie format you want to protect.
- [Edit/Copy] - [Protect] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Multiple Images:
You can select images to be protected. Select the type of image you want to protect, then add
and then select
.
to the desired images,
Set All In Event:
You can protect all images in the selected date at one time. Select the date you want to protect using
then select
.
/
, and
Remove All In Event:
You can remove the protection from all images in the selected date at one time. Select the date you want to remove the
/
, and then select
.
protection using
Note
You cannot select multiple dates.
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Copy
You can copy images stored on the recording media of this product. The original copy of the image will not be deleted
after the copy operation has been completed. After you select [Copy], a display asking you to select the source and the
destination for the images to be copied appears. Select the desired item.
1.
- [Edit/Copy] - [Copy] - desired source and desired destination for the images - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Multiple Images:
You can select images to be copied. Select the type of image you want to copy, then add
then select
.
to the desired images, and
All In Event:
You can copy all images in the selected date at one time.
/
, and then select
Select the date you want to copy using
.
Note
When you record an image on the memory card for the first time, create the image database file by selecting [Repair
Img. DB F.] - [Memory Card]. (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
Connect this product to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to prevent this product from running
out of power during copy.
Related Topic
Repair Img. DB F.
Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
Saving images on an external media device
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Direct Copy
You can save images on an external media device manually while the device is connected to this product.
1. Press
2.
(View Images).
- [Edit/Copy] - [Direct Copy].
Note
You can perform this operation when this product is connected to an external device.
Related Topic
Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device
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Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
You can select your desired medium for recording, playback and editing.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Media Settings] - [Media Select] - desired recording medium.
Descriptions of menu items
Int. Memory (default setting):
Records, plays or edits images on the internal memory.
Memory Card:
Records, plays or edits images on a memory card.
Note
You cannot select a different recording medium for movies and for photos.
Related Topic
Screen indicators
Expected recording time of movies
Expected number of recordable photos
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Media Info
You can check the remaining recordable time and the approximate free and used space of the recording media.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Media Settings] - [Media Info].
Note
Since there is a management file area, the used space is not displayed as 0% even if you perform [Format].
Related Topic
Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
Format
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Format
Formatting deletes all the movies and photos to recover recordable free space.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Media Settings] - [Format] - desired recording medium, and select
.
Note
Connect this product to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation.
To avoid the loss of important images, you should save them before formatting the recording media.
Protected movies and photos will also be deleted.
Make sure not to do the following while [Executing...] is displayed.
Open/Close the LCD monitor.
Operate buttons on this product.
Eject the memory card from this product.
Disconnect the AC Adaptor.
Remove the battery pack.
Hint
Perform [Empty] to prevent data on the internal memory from being recovered. (HDRCX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
Related Topic
Protect
Empty (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
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Empty (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
It is recommended that you perform [Empty] before disposing of or transferring this product to another party to prevent
leakage of your personal information.
1. Connect the AC Adaptor to this product.
2.
- [Setup] - [
Media Settings] - [Format] - [Int. Memory] - [Empty].
Note
You cannot perform [Empty] unless you connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall socket).
To avoid the loss of important images, they should be saved on a computer or other devices before performing
[Empty].
Disconnect all cables except the AC Adaptor. Do not disconnect the AC Adaptor during the operation.
If you stop performing [Empty] while [Executing...] appears, be sure to complete the operation by performing [Format]
or [Empty] before you use this product next time.
Related Topic
Protect
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Repair Img. DB F.
Repair the image database file when necessary, such as when the image database repair message appears.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Media Settings] - [Repair Img. DB F.] - desired recording medium, and select
.
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File Number
You can select the way to assign file number of photos/MP4 movies.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Media Settings] - [File Number] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Series (default setting):
Assigns file numbers of photos/MP4 movies in sequence. The file number becomes larger each time you record a
photo/MP4 movie.
Even if the memory card is replaced with another one, the file number is assigned in sequence.
Reset:
Assigns file numbers in sequence, following the largest file number existing on the recording medium. When the memory
card is replaced with another one, the file number is assigned for each memory card.
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Data Code
During playback, this product displays the information recorded automatically at the time of recording. You can check the
following information.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Playback Settings] - [Data Code] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
Data code is not displayed.
Date/Time:
Date
Time
Camera Data:
Movie
Photo
250
SteadyShot off
White Balance
Shutter Speed
F-stop
Gain
Brightness
Exposure
Flash
Note
The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect this product to a TV.
Depending on the recording media condition, [-- -- --] may appear.
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Volume
You can adjust the volume of playback sound.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Playback Settings] - [Volume] - adjust the volume using
/
.
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Motion Interval ADJ
Adjusts the residual image intervals of a motion shot video.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Playback Settings] - [Motion Interval ADJ].
2. Adjust the setting value of the residual image intervals with
3. Select
/
.
.
Related Topic
Viewing trajectory of a moving object (Motion Shot Video)
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Download Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540)
You can transfer music files from audio CDs etc., to this product by connecting this product to a computer.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Playback Settings] - [Download Music].
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Empty Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540)
You can delete all music files stored on this product.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Playback Settings] - [Empty Music].
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WPS Push
If your access point has a WPS button, you can register the access point to this product easily.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [WPS Push].
2. Press the WPS button on the access point you want to register.
Note
[WPS Push] requires that the security of the access point be WPA or WPA2 and that the WPS push button method is
supported. If the security of your access point is set to WEP or your access point does not support the WPS push
button method, register the access point manually.
For details on the supported functions and settings for your access point, refer to the manual of your access point or
contact the administrator of your access point.
Depending on the surrounding conditions such as obstacles between this product and access point, signal condition
and the materials of the wall, etc., connections may not be established or the communication distance may be shorter.
Move this product or decrease the distance between this product and the access point.
Related Topic
Access point settings
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Access point settings
You can register your access point manually. Before starting the procedure, check the SSID name, security mode, and
password of the access point. The password may be preset in some devices. For details, see the access point operating
instructions or contact the administrator.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [Access point settings].
2. Select the access point you want to register.
The desired access point is displayed:
Select the access point.
The desired access point is not displayed:
Select [Manual setting], then enter the SSID name of the access point, and then select the security mode.
3. Enter the password, and then select [Next] - [Register].
Access points without the
icon do not require a password to be entered.
Other setting items
Depending on the status or the setting method of your access point, there may be more setting items.
WPS PIN:
Displays the PIN to enter to the connected device.
IP address setting:
Select [Auto] or [Manual].
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IP address:
If you are entering the IP address manually, enter the fixed address.
Subnet mask/Default gateway:
When you set [IP address setting] to [Manual], enter the IP address and subnet mask to match your network
environment.
Priority Connection:
Select [On] or [Off].
Note
To give the registered access point priority, set [Priority Connection] to [On].
Hint
For input method, see “How to use the keyboard.”
Related Topic
WPS Push
How to use the keyboard
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Edit Device Name
You can change the device name for Wi-Fi Direct etc.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [Edit Device Name].
2. Select the input box, input the device name, and then select
.
Hint
For input method, see “How to use the keyboard.”
Related Topic
Access point settings
How to use the keyboard
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Disp MAC Address
Display the MAC address of this product.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [Disp MAC Address].
The MAC address is displayed.
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SSID/PW Reset
This product shares the SSID/password for [Send to Smartphone] and [Ctrl with Smartphone] with a device that has
permission to connect. If you want to change the device that is permitted to connect to this product, reset the
SSID/password by the following procedure.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [SSID/PW Reset] -
.
Note
After resetting the SSID/password, you must set the smartphone again.
Related Topic
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander
Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote)
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet
Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing)
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Network Info Reset
In addition to the SSID/password, you can also reset the information of the access point, etc. If you want to change the
access point to connect to, reset the connection information by the following procedure.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [Network Info Reset].
Note
After resetting the connection information, you must set the smartphone or the access point again.
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TV Type
You need to convert the signal depending on the horizontal to vertical ratio of the TV connected.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [TV Type] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
16:9 (default setting):
Select this to view your movies on a 16:9 (wide) TV.
A: Images recorded in 16:9 (wide) mode
B: Images recorded in 4:3 mode
4:3:
Select this to view your movies and photos on a 4:3 standard TV.
A: Images recorded in 16:9 (wide) mode
B: Images recorded in 4:3 mode
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HDMI Resolution
Select the output image resolution when connecting this product to a TV with the HDMI cable.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [HDMI Resolution] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Auto (default setting):
Outputs the signal according to the TV automatically.
1080p:
Outputs the 1080p signal.
1080i:
Outputs the 1080i signal.
720p:
Outputs the 720p signal.
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CTRL FOR HDMI
When connecting this product to a BRAVIA Sync compatible TV with an HDMI cable, you can play back movies on this
product by aiming the TV’s Remote Commander at the TV.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [CTRL FOR HDMI] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
On (default setting):
Operates this product using the TV’s Remote Commander.
Off:
Does not operate this product using the TV’s Remote Commander.
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USB Connect
Select this item if a USB connection does not start even when you connect this product to an external device with the
Built-in USB Cable.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [USB Connect].
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USB Connect Setting
You can set the USB transfer mode for connecting this product to a computer or other USB device.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [USB Connect Setting] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Auto (default setting):
This product automatically selects the USB transfer mode depending on the connected device.
MTP:
This is a USB transfer mode compatible with certain types of computers.
Mass Storage:
This is a USB transfer mode compatible with many types of USB devices.
Note
When this product is connected to an external device in the [MTP] mode, image files will be displayed with the
recorded date, however, some information included in the image files cannot be displayed on the connected device.
To import images from this product to your computer, use the PlayMemories Home software.
If the “Device Stage*” window does not open when you connect this product to a computer equipped with Windows 7
or Windows 8, set [USB Connect Setting] to [Auto].
*“Device
Stage” is a menu of Windows 7 or Windows 8, that is used to manage devices (camcorder, camera, etc.) that are
connected to the computer.
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USB Power Supply
Set whether to use USB power supplied function when this product is connected to the AC Adaptor or a USB device
such as a computer.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [USB Power Supply].
Descriptions of menu items
On (default setting):
Power is supplied when connected using the Built-in USB Cable.
Off:
Does not supply power when connected using the Built-in USB Cable.
Note
If you changed this setting while the Built-in USB Cable was connected to this product, disconnect the Built-in USB
Cable and connect it again.
The setting of [USB Power Supply] is effective only when this product is connected to a USB device that is compatible
with the 500 mA power supply standard.
Only the playback functions are available while this product is connected to a USB device that is compatible with the
500 mA power supply standard.
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USB LUN Setting
Improves compatibility with external devices by limiting the functions of the USB connection.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Connection] - [USB LUN Setting] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Multi (default setting):
Use this setting for ordinary operations.
Single:
Try this setting only if you cannot connect to an external device.
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Beep
You can turn on or off the melody which sounds when you start/stop recording, or operate this product.
1.
- [Setup] - [
General Settings] - [Beep] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
On (default setting):
A melody sounds.
Off:
Cancels the melody.
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Monitor Brightness
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.
1.
- [Setup] - [
General Settings] - [Monitor Brightness] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Normal (default setting):
Normal setting (normal brightness).
Bright:
Select this when the LCD monitor is not bright enough. This adjustment does not affect the recorded images in any way.
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Airplane Mode
When you board an airplane, you can deactivate the Wi-Fi function temporarily.
1.
- [Setup] - [
General Settings] - [Airplane Mode] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Off (default setting):
Normal setting.
On (
):
Use the setting when you are on board an airplane.
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Power ON w/monitor
Set whether you turn on/off the product by opening/closing the LCD monitor or not.
1.
- [Setup] - [
General Settings] - [Power ON w/monitor] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
On (default setting):
Turns on/off this product when opening/closing the LCD monitor.
Off:
Select this setting when you want to close the LCD monitor during recording.
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Language Setting
You can select the language to be used on the LCD monitor.
1.
- [Setup] - [
General Settings] - [Language Setting] - desired language.
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Calibration
Use this function if the buttons on the touch panel does not work correctly.
1.
- [Setup] - [
General Settings] - [Calibration].
2. Touch “×” displayed on the LCD monitor with the corner of memory card or the like 3 times.
Note
If you did not press the right spot, try the calibration again.
Do not use a sharp-pointed object for calibration. Doing so may damage the LCD monitor.
You cannot calibrate the LCD monitor if it is rotated, or closed with the LCD monitor facing out.
Hint
Select [Cancel] to cancel calibration.
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Battery Info
You can check the estimated remaining capacity of the battery pack.
1.
- [Setup] - [
General Settings] - [Battery Info].
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Power Save
You can change the settings for the backlight of the LCD monitor and the power status of this product.
1.
- [Setup] - [
General Settings] - [Power Save].
Descriptions of menu items
Standard (default setting):
The backlight of the LCD monitor turns dark automatically if you do not attempt to operate this product for more than
about 1 minute. This product turns off automatically if you do not attempt to operate this product for more than about 2
minutes.
Max:
The brightness of the LCD monitor is adjusted to the surrounding brightness automatically. The backlight of the LCD
monitor turns dark automatically if you do not attempt to operate this product for more than about 15 seconds. This
product turns off automatically if you do not attempt to operate this product for more than about 1 minute.
Off:
The backlight of the LCD monitor is always on brightly. This product does not turn off automatically.
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Initialize
All the settings return to the default.
1.
- [Setup] - [
General Settings] - [Initialize] -
.
Hint
Even if you use this function, all movies and photos are retained.
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Demo Mode
When an AC Adaptor (sold separately) is connected to the DC IN jack of this product and no operation is attempted
within a certain period with the movie recording mode or the Event View mode set, a demonstration movie starts playing.
1.
- [Setup] - [
General Settings] - [Demo Mode] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
On (default setting):
Make the settings for playback of the demonstration movie.
Off:
The demonstration does not appear.
Note
In the default setting, the protected demonstration movie is pre-recorded in the Event View. If you delete the
demonstration movie, you cannot recover it (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E).
A movie you have recorded will be registered as the demonstration movie if it satisfies all of the following conditions
(HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E).
The
The
The
The
movie
movie
movie
movie
is
is
is
is
protected.
the one that was recorded first.
saved on the internal memory.
recorded in the AVCHD format.
When you operate this product, the demonstration playback will be suspended.
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Date & Time Setting
Set the date & time settings.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Clock Settings] - [Date & Time Setting] - desired setting.
Descriptions of menu items
Date & Time Format:
You can select the order of year, month and day displayed.
Daylight Savings/Summer Time:
Sets the summertime. The clock is set to move the time forward 1 hour.
Date & Time:
You can set the clock.
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Area Setting
You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Select your local area when using this product in other time
zones.
1.
- [Setup] - [
Clock Settings] - [Area Setting] - [Home] - desired setting.
Hint
You can set another place as a [Destination].
Related Topic
World time difference
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Charging time
Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.
When using the AC Adaptor
NP-FV50 (supplied):
165 min
NP-FV70:
260 min
NP-FV100:
420 min
When using your computer
NP-FV50 (supplied):
305 min
NP-FV70:
555 min
NP-FV100:
930 min
Hint
The charging times shown in the table above are measured when charging this product at a temperature of 25 ˚C (77
°F). It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 ˚C to 30 ˚C (50 °F to 86 °F).
The charging times are measured without using the USB Connection support cable.
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Expected recording time with each battery pack
Approximate recording time with each battery pack is shown as follows.
Continuous recording time
NP-FV50 (supplied):
155 min
NP-FV70:
325 min
NP-FV100:
650 min
Typical recording time
NP-FV50 (supplied):
75 min
NP-FV70:
160 min
NP-FV100:
325 min
Hint
Each recording time is measured with the following settings.
[
REC Mode] is set to [Standard
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]
]
Typical recording time shows the time when you repeat recording start/stop, switching the [Shooting Mode], and
zooming.
Times measured when using this product at 25 ˚C (77 °F). 10 ˚C to 30 ˚C (50 °F to 86 °F) is recommended.
The recording and playback time will be shorter, depending on the conditions under which you use this product, such
as when use this product in low temperatures.
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Expected playback time with each battery pack
Approximate playback time with each battery pack is shown as follows.
NP-FV50 (supplied):
240 min
NP-FV70:
490 min
NP-FV100:
980 min
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Notes on recording movies
Read the following precautions regarding movie recording.
Note
The recordable time may vary depending on the recording and subject conditions and [
REC Mode].
You can record movies of a maximum of 3,999 scenes with high definition image quality (HD). And you can record a
maximum of 40,000 MP4 movies and photos collectively.
The maximum continuous recording time of a movie is approximately 13 hours.
This product uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene.
This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the media. Movies containing quickly moving and complex
images are recorded at a higher bit-rate, and this reduces the overall recording time.
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Expected recording time of movies
The expected recording time when saving on the internal memory is shown as follows.
HDR-CX540/PJ540/PJ540E:
60p Quality
(*)/50p Quality
(**):
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 2 h 30 min (2 h 30 min)
:
Highest Quality
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 2 h 35 min (2 h 35 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 3 h (3 h)
:
High Quality
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 3 h 25 min (3 h 25 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 4 h 5 min (4 h 5 min)
Standard
:
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 5 h 25 min (4 h 20 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 7 h 15 min (5 h 30 min)
:
Long Time
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 7 h 55 min (6 h 55 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 12 h 30 min (10 h 15 min)
HDR-CX610E/PJ610E:
60p Quality
(*)/50p Quality
(**):
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 5 h 10 min (5 h 10 min)
:
Highest Quality
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 5 h 20 min (5 h 20 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 6 h 5 min (6 h 5 min)
:
High Quality
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 6 h 55 min (6 h 55 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 8 h 15 min (8 h 15 min)
Standard
:
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 10 h 50 min (8 h 45 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 14 h 30 min (11 h)
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Long Time
:
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 15 h 50 min (13 h 55 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 25 h 5 min (20 h 40 min)
*Models
with the NTSC color system
**Models
with the PAL color system
Note
The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable time.
If you want to record up to the maximum recording time, you need to delete the demonstration movie on this product
(models with the internal memory).
Related Topic
Notes on recording movies
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Expected number of recordable photos
The expected number of images you can save on the internal memory is shown as follows.
You can record a maximum of 40,000 MP4 movies and photos collectively.
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Expected recording time of movies
The expected recording time of movies when saving on a memory card is shown as follows.
16 GB
60p Quality
(*)/50p Quality
(**):
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 1 h 15 min (1 h 15 min)
:
Highest Quality
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 1 h 15 min (1 h 15 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 1 h 25 min (1 h 25 min)
:
High Quality
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 1 h 40 min (1 h 40 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 2 h (2 h)
Standard
:
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 2 h 40 min (2 h 5 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 3 h 30 min (2 h 40 min)
:
Long Time
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 3 h 50 min (3 h 25 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 6 h 10 min (5 h)
32 GB
60p Quality
(*)/50p Quality
(**):
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 2 h 30 min (2 h 30 min)
:
Highest Quality
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 2 h 35 min (2 h 35 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 3 h (3 h)
:
High Quality
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 3 h 25 min (3 h 25 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 4 h 5 min (4 h 5 min)
Standard
:
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 5 h 20 min (4 h 20 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 7 h 10 min (5 h 25 min)
289
Long Time
:
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 7 h 50 min (6 h 50 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 12 h 20 min (10 h 10 min)
64 GB
60p Quality
(*)/50p Quality
(**):
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 5 h 5 min (5 h 5 min)
:
Highest Quality
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 5 h 15 min (5 h 15 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 6 h (6 h)
:
High Quality
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 6 h 50 min (6 h 50 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 8 h 10 min (8 h 10 min)
Standard
:
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 10 h 45 min (8 h 40 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 14 h 25 min (10 h 55 min)
Long Time
:
[Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 15 h 40 min (13 h 50 min)
[Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 24 h 50 min (20 h 25 min)
*Models
with the NTSC color system
**Models
with the PAL color system
Note
When using a Sony memory card.
The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable time.
Related Topic
Notes on recording movies
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Expected number of recordable photos
The expected number of images you can save on a memory card is shown as follows.
When recording 9.2 M size of images
16 GB:
3,700 images
32 GB:
7,500 images
64 GB:
14,500 images
Note
When using a Sony memory card.
The number of recordable photos of memory card shown is for the maximum image size of this product. The actual
number of recordable photos is displayed on the LCD monitor during recording.
The number of recordable photos of memory card may vary depending on the recording conditions.
The unique image processing system of Sony’s BIONZ X allows still image resolution equivalent to the sizes
described.
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Bit-rate and recording pixels
The following list shows the bit-rate, pixels and aspect ratio of each recording mode for movies (movie + audio, etc.).
AVCHD:
PS: Max. 28 Mbps 1,920 x 1,080 pixels/60p(*) or 1,920 × 1,080 pixels/50p(**), AVC HD 28 M (PS), 16:9
FX: Max. 24 Mbps 1,920 x 1,080 pixels/60i(*), 1,920 x 1,080 pixels/50i(**), 1,920 x 1,080 pixels/24p(*) or 1,920 x 1,080
pixels/25p(**), AVC HD 24 M (FX), 16:9
FH: Approx. 17 Mbps (average) 1,920 x 1,080 pixels/60i(*), 1,920 x 1,080 pixels/50i(**), 1,920 x 1,080 pixels/24p(*) or
1,920 x 1,080 pixels/25p(**), AVC HD 17 M (FH), 16:9
HQ: Approx. 9 Mbps (average) 1,440 x 1,080 pixels/60i(*) or 1,440 x 1,080 pixels/50i(**), AVC HD 9 M (HQ), 16:9
LP: Approx. 5 Mbps (average) 1,440 x 1,080 pixels/60i(*) or 1,440 x 1,080 pixels/50i(**), AVC HD 5 M (LP), 16:9
MP4:
Approx. 3 Mbps (average) 1,280 x 720 pixels/30p(*), 1,280 x 720 pixels/24p(*) or 1,280 x 720 pixels/25p(**), 16:9
*Models
with the NTSC color system
**Models
with the PAL color system
Related Topic
Notes on recording movies
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Recording pixels and aspect ratio
The photo recording pixels and the aspect ratio.
Photo recording mode, Dual capture:
4,032 × 2,272 dots/16:9
3,024 × 2,272 dots/4:3
1,920 × 1,080 dots/16:9
640 × 480 dots/4:3
Capturing a photo from a movie:
1,920 × 1,080 dots/16:9
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About the AVCHD format
What is the AVCHD format?
The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format used to record a high definition (HD) signal using
efficient data compression coding technology. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is adopted to compress video data, and
the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM system is used to compress audio data.
The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is capable of compressing images at higher efficiency than that of the conventional
image compressing format.
Hint
As the AVCHD format uses a compression coding technology, the picture may be disturbed in scenes where picture,
field angles or brightness, etc. change drastically, but this is not a malfunction.
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About the memory card
A memory card formatted by a computer (Windows OS/Mac OS) is not guaranteed to be compatible with this product.
Data read/write speed may vary depending on the combination of the memory card and memory card compliant
product you use.
Data may be damaged or lost in the following cases (the data will not be compensated for):
If you eject the memory card, or turn off this product while this product is reading or writing image files on the memory card
(while the access lamp is lit or flashing)
If you use the memory card near magnets or magnetic fields
It is recommended that you make a back-up of important data on the hard disk of a computer.
Do not attach a label or the like on memory card or memory card adaptor.
Do not touch, or allow metallic objects to come into contact with the terminals.
Do not bend, drop or apply strong force to the memory card.
Do not disassemble or modify the memory card.
Do not allow the memory card to get wet.
Keep the memory card out of the reach of small children. There is danger that a child might swallow it.
Do not insert anything other than the compliant size of memory card into the memory card slot. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
Do not use or keep the memory card in the following locations:
Places subject to extremely high temperature, such as a car parked outside in the sun
Places under direct sunlight
Places with extremely high humidity or subject to corrosive gases
On image data compatibility
Image data files recorded on memory card by this product conform to the “Design rule for Camera File system”
universal standard established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).
If you cannot use memory cards that have been used with another device, format it with this product. Note that
formatting erases all information on the memory card.
You may not be able to play back images with this product:
When playing back image data modified on your computer
When playing back image data recorded with other devices
About the Memory Stick media
Memory Stick Micro media:
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Recording/Playback: not supported
Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) media:
Recording/Playback: supported
This product does not support 8-bit parallel data transfer but it supports 4-bit parallel data transfer the same as with
Memory Stick PRO Duo media.
This product cannot record or play back data that uses MagicGate technology. MagicGate is a copyright protection
technology that records and transfers the contents in an encrypted format.
Related Topic
Format
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About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack
This product operates only with an InfoLITHIUM V series battery packs. InfoLITHIUM V series battery packs have the
mark.
What is an InfoLITHIUM battery pack?
An InfoLITHIUM battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for communicating information related to
operating conditions between this product and an AC Adaptor/charger (sold separately).
The InfoLITHIUM battery pack calculates the power consumption according to the operating conditions of this product,
and displays the remaining battery capacity in minutes.
To charge the battery pack
Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start using this product.
We recommend that you charge the battery pack in an ambient temperature range of 10 ˚C to 30 ˚C (50 °F to 86 °F)
until the POWER/CHG (charge) lamp turns off. If you charge the battery pack outside of this temperature range, you
may not be able to charge it efficiently.
The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp flashes during charging under the following conditions.
The battery pack is not inserted correctly.
The battery pack is damaged.
The temperature of the battery pack is low.
Remove the battery pack from this product and put it in a warm place.
The temperature of the battery pack is high.
Remove the battery pack from this product and put it in a cool place.
To use the battery pack effectively
Battery pack performance decreases when the ambient temperature is 10 ˚C (50 °F) or below, and the length of time
you can use the battery pack becomes shorter. If that happens, one of the following is recommended to enable longer
use of the battery pack:
Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up, and install it on this product immediately before you start shooting.
Use a large capacity battery pack: NP-FV70/NP-FV100 (sold separately).
Frequent use of the LCD monitor or a frequent playback, fast forward or reverse operation wears out the battery pack
faster.
Be sure to close the LCD monitor when not recording or playing back on this product. The battery pack is also
consumed when this product is in recording standby or playback pause.
Have spare battery packs ready for 2 or 3 times the expected recording time, and make trial recordings before making
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the actual recording.
Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water resistant.
About the remaining battery power indicator
When the power goes off even though the remaining battery power indicator indicates that the battery pack has
enough power to operate, charge the battery pack fully again. Remaining battery power will be indicated correctly.
Note, however, that the battery indication will not be restored if it is used in high temperatures for a long time, or if left
in a fully charged state, or when the battery pack is frequently used.
Depending on the operating conditions or ambient temperature, the
icon that indicates a low battery may flash
even if there are still 20 minutes of power remaining.
About storage of the battery pack
If the battery pack is not used for a long time, fully charge the battery pack and use it up on this product once a year
to maintain proper function. To store the battery pack, remove it from this product and put it in a dry, cool place.
To discharge the battery pack on this product completely, select
- [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Power
Save] - [Off], and leave this product in recording standby until the power goes off.
About battery life
Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If the interval between charges becomes significantly
short, the battery pack may need to be replaced with a new one.
Each battery’s life depends on storage, operating and environmental conditions.
Related Topic
Power Save
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On use and care
On recording
Before starting to record, test the recording function to make sure the image and sound are recorded without any
problems.
Compensation for the contents of recordings cannot be provided, even if recording or playback is not possible due to
a malfunction of this product, recording media, etc.
TV color systems differ depending on the country/region. To view your recordings on a TV, you need a TV that
supports the signal format for this product.
Television programs, films, video tapes, and other materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of such
materials may be contrary to the copyright laws.
LCD monitor
The LCD monitor is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology, so over 99.99% of the pixels are
operational for effective use. However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (white, red, blue, or
green in color) that appear constantly on the LCD monitor. These points are normal results of the manufacturing
process and do not affect the shooting in any way.
A: White, red, blue or green points
B: Black points
About this Help Guide, illustrations and on-screen displays
The example images used in this Help Guide for illustration purposes are captured using a digital still camera, and
therefore may appear different from images and screen indicators that actually appear on this product. And, the
illustrations of this product and its screen indication are exaggerated or simplified for understandability.
Design and specifications of this product and accessories are subject to change without notice.
In this Help Guide, DVD discs recorded with high definition image quality (HD) are called AVCHD disc.
In this Help Guide, the internal memory (models with the internal memory) and memory card are called “recording
media.”
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This product is not dustproofed, dripproofed or waterproofed.
Do not hold this product by the following parts, and also do not hold this product by the jack covers.
A: LCD monitor
B: Built-in USB Cable
C: Battery pack
D: Shoe cover
Do not aim this product at the sun. Doing so might cause this product to malfunction. Take images of the sun only in
low light conditions, such as at dusk.
Do not use or store this product and accessories in the following locations:
Anywhere extremely hot, cold or humid. Never leave them exposed to temperatures above 60 ˚C (140 °F), such as under
direct sunlight, near heaters or in a car parked in the sun. They may malfunction or become deformed.
Near strong magnetic fields or mechanical vibration. This product may malfunction.
Near strong radio waves or radiation. This product may not be able to record properly.
Near tuner devices such as TVs or radio. Noise may occur.
On a sandy beach or anywhere dusty. If sand or dust gets in this product, it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction
cannot be repaired.
Near windows or outdoors, where the LCD monitor, or the lens may be exposed to direct sunlight. This damages the LCD
monitor.
For DC or AC operation, use the accessories recommended in these operating instructions.
Do not let your product get wet, for example, from rain or sea water. If your product gets wet, it may malfunction.
Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.
If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your product and have it checked by a Sony dealer before
operating it any further.
Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping
on the product. Be particularly careful with the lens.
Keep the LCD monitor closed when you are not using your product.
Do not operate your product with it wrapped in an object such as a towel.
When disconnecting the cable, pull it by the plug and not the cord.
Do not damage the cable such as by placing anything heavy on it.
Do not use a deformed or damaged battery pack.
Keep metal contacts clean.
If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked:
Consult your local authorized Sony service facility.
Wash off any liquid that may have contacted your skin.
If any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with plenty of water and consult a doctor.
When not using this product for a long time
To keep this product in optimum state for a long time, turn it on and let it run by recording and playing back images
about once a month.
Use up the battery pack completely before storing it.
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Note on this product/battery pack temperature
When the temperature of this product or battery pack becomes extremely high or extremely low, you may not be able
to record or play back on this product, due to the protection features of this product being activated in such situations.
In this case, an indicator appears on the LCD monitor.
Notes on charging through the Built-in USB Cable
Charging may not be possible with all computers.
If you connect this product to a laptop computer that is not connected to a power source, the battery of the laptop
computer will continue to use up its charge. Do not leave this product connected to a computer in this manner.
Charging with a personally assembled computer, with a converted computer, or through a USB hub are not
guaranteed. This product may not function correctly depending on the USB device which is used with the computer.
LCD monitor
Do not apply excessive pressure on the LCD monitor, as it may cause uneven color and other damage.
If this product is used in a cold place, a residual image may appear on the LCD monitor. This is not a malfunction.
While using this product, the back of the LCD monitor may heat up. This is not a malfunction.
Multi interface shoe
When using a dedicated microphone or portable speaker, their power turns on or off according to the power of this
product.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the accessory used for details.
To attach an accessory, insert and fix the accessory to the Multi interface shoe by pressing down and sliding forward
until it stops. Remove the accessory by pressing it down.
When you are recording movies with an external flash (sold separately) connected to the Multi interface shoe, turn off
the power of the external flash to prevent charging noise from being recorded.
When an external microphone (sold separately) is connected, it takes precedence over the built-in microphone.
On the pre-installed rechargeable battery
This product has a pre-installed rechargeable battery to retain the date, time, and other settings even when the LCD
monitor is closed. The pre-installed rechargeable battery is always charged while this product is connected to a wall
outlet (wall socket) via the AC Adaptor or while the battery pack is inserted. The rechargeable battery will be fully
discharged in about 2 months if you do not use this product at all. Charge the pre-installed rechargeable battery
before you start using this product. However, even if the pre-installed rechargeable battery is not charged, this product
operation other than date recording will not be affected.
How to charge the pre-installed rechargeable battery
Connect this product to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor, and leave it with the LCD monitor
closed for more than 24 hours.
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On connecting to a computer or accessory etc.
Do not try to format the recording media of this product with a computer. If you do so, this product may not operate
correctly.
When connecting this product to another device with communication cables, be sure to insert the connector plug in
the correct way. Pushing the plug forcibly into the terminal will damage the terminal and may result in a malfunction of
this product.
When this product is connected to other devices through a USB connection and the power of this product is turned on,
do not close the LCD monitor. The image data that has been recorded may be lost.
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Notes on optional accessories
We recommend using genuine Sony accessories.
Genuine Sony accessories may not be available in some countries/regions.
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On moisture condensation
If this product is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside this product. This
may cause a malfunction to this product.
If moisture condensation occurs
Leave this product for about 1 hour without turning it on.
Where moisture condensation frequently occurs
Moisture may condense when you bring this product from a cold place into a warm place (or vice versa) or when you use
this product in a humid place as follows:
You bring this product from a ski slope into a place warmed up by a heating device.
You bring this product from an air conditioned car or room into a hot place outside.
You use this product after a squall or a rain.
You use this product in a hot and humid place.
How to prevent moisture condensation
When you bring this product from a cold place into a warm place, put this product in a plastic bag and seal it tightly.
Remove the bag when the air temperature inside the plastic bag has reached the surrounding temperature (after about 1
hour).
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Notes on disposal/transfer the ownership of this product (models equipped with the internal memory)
Even if you delete all movies and still images, or perform [Format], data on the internal memory may not be completely
erased. It is recommended that you perform [Empty] to prevent the recovery of your data.
Related Topic
Format
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On handling the LCD monitor
If you leave fingerprints, hand cream, etc. on the LCD monitor, the coating of the LCD monitor will come off easily.
Wipe those off as soon as possible.
If you wipe the LCD monitor strongly with a tissue, etc., the coating of the LCD monitor may be scratched.
If the LCD monitor becomes dirty with fingerprints or dust, it is recommended that you gently remove those from the
screen then clean it with a soft cloth, etc.
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To clean the casing and the projector lens surface (models with the projector)
Wipe the casing and the lens gently with a soft cloth such as a cleaning cloth or eyeglass cleaning cloth.
If the casing and the projector lens are very dirty, clean the casing of this product and the lens with a soft cloth lightly
moistened with water, and then wipe the casing and the projector lens with a dry soft cloth.
Avoid the following so as not to deform the casing, damage the finish or scratch the lens:
Using chemicals such as thinner, benzine, alcohol, chemical cloths, insect repellent, insecticide and sunscreen
Handling this product with the above substances on your hands
Leaving this product in contact with rubber or vinyl objects for a long period of time
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About care and storage of the lens
Wipe the surface of the lens clean with a soft cloth in the following instances:
When there are fingerprints on the lens surface
In hot or humid locations
When the lens is exposed to salty air such as at the seaside
Store in a well-ventilated location subject to little dirt or dust.
To prevent mold, periodically clean and store the lens as described above.
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Using this product abroad
Power supply
You can use this product in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with this product within the AC 100 V
to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range. You can also charge the battery pack.
Viewing images on a TV connected
To view images on a TV (or monitor), you need to connect this product to a TV (or monitor) using the HDMI cable
(supplied) or AV cable (sold separately). Refer to “On TV color systems” for countries and regions where the playback
signal format of this product is supported.
Viewing high definition image quality (HD) movies
In countries/regions where high definition image quality (HD) broadcasts are supported, you can view recorded
movies on a TV at the same high definition image quality (HD) as they were recorded with this product.
To view images at the same high definition image quality (HD) as they were recorded with this product, you need the
HDMI cable and a high definition TV (or monitor) that supports the signal format for this product and is equipped with
an HDMI jack.
On TV color systems
For signal formats supported by this product, refer to “Model Information.” To view images in this product on TV, use a
TV (or monitor) that supports the signal format of this product.
PAL:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy,
Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Thailand, United Kingdom, etc.
PAL-M:
Brazil
PAL-N:
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
NTSC:
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
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Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the USA, Venezuela, etc.
SECAM:
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
Setting to the local time
You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using this product abroad. Select
- [Setup] - [ Clock Settings] - [Daylight Savings] or [Summer Time], and
- [Setup] - [ Clock
Settings] - [Area Setting].
Related Topic
Connecting this product to a high definition TV
Connecting this product to a non-high-definition TV
World time difference
Area Setting
Date & Time Setting
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World time difference
The time difference for cities worldwide is shown as follows.
GMT:
Lisbon/London
+01:00:
Berlin/Paris
+02:00:
Helsinki/Cairo/Istanbul
+03:00:
Nairobi
+03:30:
Tehran
+04:00:
Moscow/Abu Dhabi/Baku
+04:30:
Kabul
+05:00:
Karachi/Islamabad
+05:30:
Kolkata/New Delhi
+06:00:
Almaty/Dhaka
+06:30:
Yangon
+07:00:
Bangkok/Jakarta
+08:00:
HongKong/Singapore/Beijing
+09:00:
Tokyo/Seoul
+09:30:
Adelaide/Darwin
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+10:00:
Melbourne/Sydney
+11:00:
Solomon Is
+12:00:
Fiji/Wellington
-11:00:
Midway Island
-10:00:
Hawaii
-09:00:
Alaska
-08:00:
LosAngeles/Tijuana
-07:00:
Denver/Arizona
-06:00:
Chicago/MexicoCity
-05:00:
New York/Bogota
-04:00:
Santiago
-03:30:
St. John's
-03:00:
Brasilia/Montevideo
-02:00:
Fernando de Noronha
-01:00:
Azores/Cape Verde Is.
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On trademarks
Handycam and
are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
AVCHD, AVCHD logotype, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD Progressive logotype are trademarks of Panasonic
Corporation and Sony Corporation.
PlayMemories Home, the PlayMemories Home logo, PlayMemories Online, the PlayMemories Online logo,
PlayMemories Mobile and the PlayMemories Mobile logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Memory Stick,
, Memory Stick Duo,
, Memory Stick PRO Duo,
, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,
, Memory Stick
Micro, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo,
, MagicGate,
, MagicGate
Memory Stick and MagicGate Memory Stick Duo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
InfoLITHIUM is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
BIONZ X is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
BRAVIA and Photo TV HD are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Blu-ray Disc™ and Blu-ray™ are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Mac and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries.
iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
iOS is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.
Intel, Pentium and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi logo, Wi-Fi PROTECTED SET-UP, Wi-Fi Direct, WPA and WPA2 are registered trademarks of the
Wi-Fi Alliance.
DLNA and DLNA CERTIFIED are trademarks of Digital Living Network Alliance.
The N mark is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.
“
” and “PlayStation” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
microSDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
Facebook and the “f” logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Facebook, Inc.
YouTube and the YouTube logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
companies. Furthermore, ™ and ® are not mentioned in each case in this Help Guide.
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Add further enjoyment with your PlayStation 3 by downloading the application for PlayStation 3 from PlayStation Store
(where available.)
The application for PlayStation 3 requires PlayStation Network account and application download. Accessible in areas
where the PlayStation Store is available.
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Notes on the License
ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES
WITH THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY
PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH
LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206.
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL 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 NONCOMMERCIAL 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>
We provide the software in this product based on license agreements with the owners of the respective copyrights.
Based on requests by the owners of copyright of these software applications, we have an obligation to inform you of the
following. Please read the following sections.
Copies of the licenses (in English) are stored in the internal memory of this product. Establish a Mass Storage
connection between this product and a computer, and read the files in the “LICENSE” folder in “PMHOME.”
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 this product.
This informs you that you have a right to have access to, modify, and redistribute source code for these software
programs under the conditions of the supplied GPL/LGPL.
Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. When downloading the source code, select
HDR-PJ800 as the model for this product.
http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/
We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.
Copies of the licenses (in English) are stored in the internal memory of this product. Establish a Mass Storage
connection between this product and a computer, and read the files in the “LICENSE” folder in “PMHOME.”
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Zoom magnifications
When recording a movie with
SteadyShot set to [Active]
60 times
When recording a movie or photo with
SteadyShot set to [Standard] or [Off]
30 times
When [Digital Zoom] is set to [350x]
350 times
Related Topic
Zooming
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If you have problems
If you run into any problems using this product, follow the steps below.
1. Check the items under “Troubleshooting,” and inspect this product.
2. Disconnect the power source, attach the power source again after about 1 minute, and turn this product on.
3. Perform [Initialize].
If you select [Initialize], all settings, including the clock setting, are reset.
4. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Note
You may need to initialize or change the current internal memory (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) of
this product depending on the problem.
If you do so, the data stored on the internal memory (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) will be deleted.
Be sure to save the data on the internal memory (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) on other media
(backup) before sending this product for repair. We will not compensate you for any loss of internal memory (HDRCX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) data.
During repair, we may check a minimum amount of data stored on the internal memory (HDRCX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) in order to investigate the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither
copy nor retain your data.
Related Topic
Initialize
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The power does not turn on.
Attach a charged battery pack to this product.
The plug of the AC Adaptor has been disconnected from a wall outlet (wall socket). Connect it to a wall outlet (wall
socket).
Related Topic
Attaching the battery pack
Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor
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This product does not operate even when the power is set to on.
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from a wall outlet (wall socket) or remove the battery pack, then reconnect it after about 1
minute.
Related Topic
Attaching the battery pack
Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor
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The menu settings have been changed automatically.
While Intelligent Auto is active, some menu settings related to image quality will be changed automatically.
The following menu items return to the default settings when you switch between movie recording, photo recording
and playback modes.
[
[
Fader]
Self-Timer]
Related Topic
Fader
Self-Timer
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This product gets warm.
This product may become warm during operation. This is not a malfunction.
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A rattling noise is heard when this product is shaken.
If no noise is heard when this product is turned on and is in movie/photo recording mode, the noise is produced by
the movement of the internal lens. This is not a malfunction.
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Intelligent Auto is canceled.
The Intelligent Auto setting is canceled if you change the following settings:
[White Balance]
[Spot Meter/Fcs]
[Spot Meter]
[Spot Focus]
[Exposure]
[Focus]
[AE Shift]
[White Balance Shift]
[Low Lux]
[Scene Selection]
Cinematone]
[
[Auto Wind NR]
SteadyShot]
[
[Auto Back Light]
[Face Detection]
Related Topic
White Balance
Spot Meter/Fcs
Spot Meter
Spot Focus
Exposure
Focus
AE Shift
White Balance Shift
Low Lux
Scene Selection
Cinematone
Auto Wind NR
323
SteadyShot (Photo)
Auto Back Light
Face Detection
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The power abruptly turns off.
Use the AC Adaptor.
In the default setting, this product turns itself off when no operations are performed for more than about 2 minutes
([Power Save]). Change the setting of [Power Save], or turn on the power again.
Charge the battery pack.
Related Topic
Power Save
Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor
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The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp does not light while the battery pack is being charged.
Turn off this product.
Attach the charged battery pack to this product correctly.
Connect the power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet (wall socket) properly.
The battery charge is completed.
Related Topic
Attaching the battery pack
Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor
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The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is being charged.
When the battery is being charged using the Built-in USB Cable, disconnect the Built-in USB Cable and connect it
again.
If the temperature of the battery pack is too high or too low, you may not be able to charge it.
Attach the charged battery pack to this product correctly. If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from a
wall outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged.
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The remaining battery power is not displayed correctly.
The ambient temperature is too high or too low. This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack has not been charged enough. Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, replace the
battery pack with a new one.
The indicated remaining battery power may not be correct depending on the environment in which this product is
used.
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The battery pack is quickly discharged.
The ambient temperature is too high or low. This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack has not been charged enough. Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, replace the
battery pack with a new one.
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Menu items are grayed out.
You cannot select grayed out items in the current recording/playback situation.
There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously.
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The buttons do not appear on the LCD monitor.
Touch the LCD monitor lightly.
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The buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly or do not work at all.
Adjust the touch panel ([Calibration]).
Related Topic
Calibration
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The buttons on the LCD monitor quickly disappear.
If you set [Display Setting] to [On], the buttons do not disappear from the LCD monitor while in recording mode.
Related Topic
Display Setting
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There are dots in the shape of a grid on the monitor.
These dots are a normal result of the manufacturing process of the monitor and do not affect the recording in any
way.
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The backlight of the LCD monitor turns off if you do not attempt to operate this product for a while.
In the default setting, the backlight of the LCD monitor turns off automatically if you do not attempt to operate this
product for more than about 1 minute ([Power Save]).
Related Topic
Power Save
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Operations using the memory card cannot be performed.
If you use the memory card formatted on a computer, format it again on this product.
Related Topic
Format
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Images stored on the memory card cannot be deleted.
The maximum number of images that you can delete on the index screen at one time is 100.
You cannot delete the protected images.
Related Topic
Protect
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The data file name is not indicated correctly or flashes.
The file is damaged.
The file format is not supported by this product.
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Images cannot be played back or the memory card is not recognized.
The playback device does not support playing back memory cards.
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Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images.
The playback screen is displayed. Stop playback, and select
- [Shooting Mode] - [Movie] or [Photo].
This product is recording the image you have just shot on the recording media. You cannot make new recording
during this period.
The recording media is full. Delete unnecessary images.
Total number of movie scenes or photos exceeds the recordable capacity of this product. Delete unnecessary
images.
Related Topic
Delete
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Photos cannot be recorded.
You cannot record photos together with:
[
Fader]
This product cannot shoot photos while it is in movie recording mode, depending on the [
REC Mode] or [
Frame Rate] selected.
When you select a [Picture Effect] item, you cannot record photos in the movie recording mode.
Related Topic
Fader
REC Mode
Frame Rate
Picture Effect
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The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording has stopped.
This product is recording the scene you have just shot on the memory card.
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The imaging field looks different.
The imaging field may look different depending on the condition of this product. This is not a malfunction.
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The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected recording time of the recording media.
Depending on the recording conditions, the time available for recording may be shorter, for example when recording a
fast moving object, etc.
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This product stops recording.
If you keep applying vibration on this product, recording may stop.
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There is a slight time lag between the moment when START/STOP is pressed and the actual movie recording
starts or stops.
On this product, there may be a slight time difference between the moment when you press START/STOP and when
the actual movie recording starts/stops. This is not a malfunction.
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The auto focus does not function.
Set [Focus] to [Auto].
If the auto focus does not lock on the subject, adjust the focus manually.
Related Topic
Focus
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SteadyShot does not function.
Set [
SteadyShot] to [Active] or [Standard], [
SteadyShot] to [On].
Even if [
SteadyShot] is set to [Active] or [Standard], [
SteadyShot] to [On], this product may not be able to
compensate for excessive vibrations.
Related Topic
SteadyShot (Movie)
SteadyShot (Photo)
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Images cannot be recorded or played back correctly.
If you record and delete images repeatedly for a long time, the files on the recording media may become fragmented
and images cannot be recorded or played back correctly. After backing up the images on other media, perform
[Format] of the recording media on this product.
Related Topic
Format
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The subjects passing across this product very fast appear crooked.
This is called the focal plane phenomenon. This is not a malfunction. Because of the way the image device (CMOS
sensor) reads out image signals, the subjects passing by the lens rapidly might appear crooked depending on the
recording conditions.
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Horizontal stripes appear on the images.
This occurs when recording images under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury lamp. This is not a
malfunction.
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[Monitor Brightness] cannot be set.
You cannot set [Monitor Brightness] when:
The LCD monitor is closed on this product with the LCD monitor facing out.
The power is supplied from the AC Adaptor.
Related Topic
Monitor Brightness
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Sound is not recorded correctly.
If you connect or disconnect an external microphone, etc. while recording movies, the sound may not be recorded
correctly. The sound will be recorded correctly by restoring the microphone connection at the start of movie recording.
If you turn the volume down to the minimum level by adjusting in [Audio Rec Level], the sound of movies cannot be
recorded.
Related Topic
Audio Rec Level
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Photos are recorded automatically.
When [Smile Shutter] is set to [Dual Capture] or [Always On], photos are recorded automatically when this product
detects a smile.
Related Topic
Smile Shutter
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Images cannot be played back.
Select the type of recording media you want to play back. (models with the internal memory)
Select the movie type (HD/MP4) you want to play with the movie format select button.
Images recorded on other devices may not be played back. This is not a malfunction.
Related Topic
Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E)
Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format)
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Photos cannot be played back.
You may not be able to play back photos if you have changed file or folder names, or have edited the data on a
computer. (The file name flashes in that case.) This is not a malfunction.
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The movie freezes.
Photos which were recorded while recording a movie are played back. In the default setting, movies and photos are
played back continuously.
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An icon appears on a thumbnail.
The image data base file may be damaged. Check the data base file by selecting
- [Setup] - [
Media
Settings] - [Repair Img. DB F.] - the recording medium. If it still appears, delete the image with
.
may appear on an image recorded on other devices, edited on a computer, etc.
You removed the AC Adaptor or the battery pack while the recording media icon at the top right corner of the screen
is lit, or before the access lamp is turned off after recording. This may damage your image data and
is displayed.
Related Topic
Repair Img. DB F.
Delete
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No sound or only a quiet sound is heard during playback.
Turn up the volume.
If you turn the volume down to the minimum level by adjusting in [Audio Rec Level], the sound of movies cannot be
recorded.
Related Topic
Volume
Audio Rec Level
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Left and right sound is heard unbalanced when playing back movies on computers or other devices.
Change the sound conversion type (downmix type) when playing back on 2ch stereo devices. Refer to the instruction
manual supplied with your playback device for details.
Change the sound to 2ch when creating a disc using the PlayMemories Home software.
This happens when sound recorded in 5.1ch surround is converted to 2ch (normal stereo sound) by a computer or
other device. This is not a malfunction.
Record sound with [Audio Mode] set to [2ch Stereo].
Related Topic
Using the PlayMemories Home software
Audio Mode
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The wireless access point you want to connect to does not appear.
Depending on the signal conditions, the wireless access point may not appear on this product. Move this product
closer to the wireless access point.
Depending on its setting, the wireless access point may not appear on this product. Refer to the instruction manual for
the wireless access point for the correct settings.
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[WPS Push] does not work.
Depending on the wireless access point setting, [WPS Push] may not be available. Confirm the password and SSID of
the wireless access point to set [Access point settings].
Related Topic
Access point settings
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[Ctrl with Smartphone], [Send to Smartphone], [Send to Computer] or [View on TV] terminates prematurely.
If the battery level is low, [Ctrl with Smartphone], [Send to Smartphone], [Send to Computer] or [View on TV] may
terminate prematurely. Charge the battery pack before use.
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Cannot transfer movies to your smartphone.
To send a movie to your smartphone, be sure to record it in the MP4 format. Before shooting a movie to be
transferred to a smartphone, set [Dual Video REC] to [On].
Related Topic
Dual Video REC
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The shooting screen does not display smoothly. The connection is cut off.
Depending on the signal conditions, communication between the smartphone and this product may not work correctly.
Reduce the distance between this product and the smartphone.
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The NFC connection does not work.
Change the position of the compatible device to reduce the distance between
(N mark) on the smartphone and
(N mark) on this product.
If this still does not solve the problem, move the smartphone a few millimeters, or move the smartphone away from
this product and wait for 10 seconds or more before touching again.
This product is in [Airplane Mode]. Set [Airplane Mode] to [Off].
Make sure that the smartphone is ready for communication. Refer to the instruction manual of your smartphone for
details.
Do not put any metal products other than the smartphone close to
(N mark) on this product.
Do not touch
(N mark) on this product with 2 or more smartphones at the same time.
When running another application that uses the NFC function on your smartphone, close the application.
Related Topic
Airplane Mode
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Unable to edit.
Unable to edit because of the condition of the image.
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A movie cannot be divided.
The following movies cannot be divided.
Movies that are too short
MP4 movies
Release the protection, and then divide.
Related Topic
Protect
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The demonstration movies cannot be deleted. (models with the internal memory)
Release the protection, and then delete them.
Related Topic
Protect
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Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV.
Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the images.
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The top, bottom, right, and left edges of images are trimmed slightly on a connected TV.
The LCD monitor of this product can display recording images across the entire LCD monitor (full pixel display).
However, this may cause slight trimming of the top, bottom, right, and left edges of images when played back on a TV
which is not compatible with full pixel display.
It is recommended you record images using the outer frame of [Grid Line] as a guide.
Related Topic
Grid Line
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The image appears distorted on the 4:3 TV.
This happens when viewing an image on a 4:3 TV. Set [TV Type] correctly and play back the image.
Related Topic
TV Type
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Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the LCD monitor of the 4:3 TV.
This happens when viewing an image on a 4:3 TV. This is not a malfunction.
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Images are not copied correctly.
You cannot copy images using the HDMI cable.
An AV cable (sold separately) is not connected properly. Make sure that the cable is connected to the input jack of
the device.
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PlayMemories Home cannot be installed.
An Internet connection is required to install PlayMemories Home.
Check the computer environment or installation procedure required to install PlayMemories Home.
Related Topic
Using the PlayMemories Home software
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PlayMemories Home does not work correctly.
Quit PlayMemories Home and restart your computer.
Related Topic
Using the PlayMemories Home software
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This product is not recognized by the computer.
Disconnect all USB devices from the USB jack of your computer except the keyboard, mouse, and this product.
Disconnect the Built-in USB Cable from the computer and restart the computer, then connect the computer and this
product again in the correct order.
When both the Built-in USB Cable and the Multi/Micro USB terminal of this product are connected to the external
devices at the same time, disconnect the one that is not connected to a computer.
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Self-diagnosis display
If indicators appear on the LCD monitor, check the following. If the problem persists even after you have tried to fix a
couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. In this case, when you contact them,
give them all the numbers of the error code beginning with C or E.
You may hear a melody when an important warning indicator appears on the LCD monitor.
C:(or E:)
:
(Self-diagnosis display)
C:04:
You are not using the designated battery pack. Make sure to use the designated battery pack.
Connect the AC Adaptor and the USB cable firmly.
C:06:
The battery pack temperature is high. Change the battery pack or place it in a cool place.
C:13:
/ C:32:
Remove the power source. Reconnect it and operate this product again.
E:
:
Follow the steps from 2 on “If you have problems.”
(Battery level warning)
The battery pack is nearly used up.
Depending on the operating environment or battery conditions,
remaining.
may flash even with about 20 minutes of power
(Warning indicator pertaining to battery pack temperature)
The battery pack temperature is high. Change the battery pack or place it in a cool place.
(Warning indicator pertaining to memory card)
Slow flashing
Free spaces for recording images are running out.
No memory card is inserted.
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There is not enough free spaces for recording images. After storing the images on other media, delete unnecessary
images, or format the memory card.
The image data base file may be damaged. Check the data base file by selecting
- [Setup] - [
Media Settings]
- [Repair Img. DB F.] - the recording medium.
The memory card is damaged.
(Warning indicators pertaining to memory card formatting)
The memory card is damaged.
The memory card is not formatted correctly.
(Warning indicator pertaining to incompatible memory card)
Incompatible memory card is inserted.
(Warning indicator pertaining to the write-protect of the memory card)
The memory card is write-protected.
Access to the memory card was restricted on another device.
(Warning indicator pertaining to the external device)
The image data base file may be damaged. Check the data base file by selecting
- [Repair Img. DB F.] - the recording medium.
The external device is damaged.
- [Setup] - [
Media Settings]
(Warning indicators pertaining to external device formatting)
The external device is damaged.
The external device is not formatted correctly.
(Warning indicator pertaining to camera-shake warning)
This product is unsteady, so camera-shake easily occurs. Hold this product steady with both hands and record the
image. However, note that the camera shake warning indicator does not disappear.
(Warning indicator pertaining to photo recording)
The recording media is full.
Photos cannot be recorded during processing. Wait for a while, then record.
You cannot capture photos while recording movies in the following situations:
When [
REC Mode] is set to [Highest Quality
]
When the [
Frame Rate] is set to [60p] (models with NTSC color system) or [50p] (models with PAL color system)
When an item of [Picture Effect] is selected
Related Topic
If you have problems
Inserting a memory card
Format
Repair Img. DB F.
About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack
REC Mode
Frame Rate
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Picture Effect
SteadyShot (Movie)
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Warning Indicators
If messages appear on the LCD monitor, follow the instructions.
Cannot recognize the internal memory. Format and use again.
The internal memory of this product is set differently from the default format. Performing [Format] may enable you to
use this product. Formatting will delete all data in the internal recording medium.
Data error.
An error occurred during reading or writing the internal memory of this product.
This may occur when you keep applying shock to this product.
Movies recorded on other devices may not be played back.
The Image Database File is damaged. Do you want to create a new file?
HD movie management information is damaged. Create new information?
The management file is damaged. When you select [Yes], a new management file is created. The old recorded
images on the media cannot be played back (Image files are not damaged). If you execute [Repair Img. DB F.] after
creating new information, playing back the old recorded images may become possible. If it does not work, copy the
image using the PlayMemories Home software.
There is no Image Database File Movies cannot be recorded or played Create a new file?
There is no HD movie management information. Create new information?
You cannot record or play back movies because no movie management information exists. If you select [Yes], new
management information is created and you can record or play back movies.
Inconsistencies found in image database file. Do you want to repair the image database file?
The Image Database File is damaged. Do you want to repair the Image Database File?
Inconsistencies found in image database file. Cannot record or play HD movies. Do you want to repair the
image database file?
You cannot record or play back movies because no movie management information exists. If you select
management information is created and you can record or play back movies.
, new
Inconsistencies found in the image database file. Back up and recover.
Recover, then import using the included PC software.
Since the database information of high definition image quality (HD) movies has been damaged, there are
inconsistencies between the information in the database and the information in the file. Select
to back up the
high definition image quality (HD) movies and repair the database file. You cannot see the backed-up movies on this
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product. By connecting this product to a computer after repairing the database, you can import backed-up high
definition image quality (HD) movies to the computer using the PlayMemories Home software installed on the
computer. However, it is not guaranteed that all movies can be imported to the computer.
Buffer overflow. Writing to the media was not completed in time.
You have performed recording and erasing operations repeatedly, or a memory card that has been formatted by other
device is used. Copy and take data backup to other device (such as a computer), and then format the memory card
on this product.
The size of the inserted memory card is not sufficient for copying the movie(s). Use the recommended memory card.
Restoring data...
Writing data onto the media of this product has failed. Attempts were made to recover the data, but they were
unsuccessful.
Cannot recover data.
Writing data onto the media of this product has failed. Attempts were made to recover the data, but they were
unsuccessful.
Reinsert the memory card.
Reinsert the memory card a few times. If the indicator continues to flash even after reinserting, the memory card could
be damaged. Try with another memory card.
Cannot recognize this memory card. Format and use again.
Format the memory card. Note that when you format the memory card, all the recorded movies and photos are
deleted.
The maximum number of still image folders has been reached. Cannot record still images.
You cannot create folders exceeding 999MSDCF. You cannot create or delete created folders using this product.
Format the memory card, or delete folders using your computer.
This memory card may not be able to record or play movies.
This memory card may not be able to record or play images correctly.
Use a memory card recommended for this product.
Do not eject the memory card during writing. Data may be damaged.
Reinsert the memory card.
External media cannot execute functions.
- [Setup] - [
Media Settings] - [Repair Img. DB F.] - the recording.
If even then the indicator flashes, format the external media using your computer, and then reconnect this product
with the external media. Note that if you format the external media device, all the recorded movies and photos in it are
deleted.
If the same message still appears after formatting, the external media may not be supported by this product, or it may
be damaged. Try with another external media.
Unable to access external media.
Use the external media device in stable condition (the environment such as no vibration and room temperature, etc.).
Make sure that the power source of the external media device is connected.
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Maximum number of images already selected.
You can select only 100 images at one time for:
Deleting movies/photos
Protecting movies/photos, or releasing the protection
Copying movies/photos
Data protected.
You tried to delete protected data. Release the protection of the data.
Related Topic
Repair Img. DB F.
Format
Delete
Protect
Copy
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