Sony NEX-F3, NEX-F3Y, NEX-F3K/B, NEX-F3D, NEX-F3K/S, NEX-F3K Operating instructions

Sony NEX-F3, NEX-F3Y, NEX-F3K/B, NEX-F3D, NEX-F3K/S, NEX-F3K Operating instructions
4-423-275-11(1)
Interchangeable
Lens Digital Camera
α Handbook
Table of contents
Sample photo
Menu
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© 2012 Sony Corporation
NEX-F3
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Notes on using the camera
Click on a button at upper right on the cover and each page to jump to the corresponding
page.
This is convenient when searching for a function you want to use.
Table of
contents
How to use this handbook
Sample photo
Search for information by
function.
Search for information by
sample photos.
Search for information in
a listing of menu items.
Menu
Search for information by
keyword.
Marks and notations used in this handbook
Index
In this handbook, the sequence of
operations is shown by arrows (t).
Operate the camera in the order
indicated.
The default setting is indicated by
.
Indicates cautions and limitations
relevant to the correct operation of the
camera.
The photographs used as examples of
pictures in this manual are reproduced
images, and are not actual images shot
using this camera.
z Indicates information that is useful to
know.
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Table of contents
Notes on using the camera
Sample photo
How to use this handbook ·····································2
Sample photo ························································6
Identifying parts ···················································12
List of icons on the screen···································16
Basic operations
Menu
Operating the camera··········································19
Menu ···································································21
Shooting images··················································27
Playing back images ···········································29
Deleting images···················································31
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Using functions with the control wheel
DISP (Display Contents) ·····································39
(Exposure Comp.) ··········································42
(Drive Mode)··············································43
(Image Index) ·················································49
Using the Photo Creativity function
Photo Creativity ···················································32
Background Defocus ···········································33
Brightness ···························································34
Color····································································35
Vividness ·····························································36
Picture Effect ·······················································37
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Shoot Mode ·························································21
Camera································································22
Image Size ··························································23
Brightness/Color··················································23
Playback······························································24
Setup ···································································24
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Using functions in the menu
Connecting with other equipment
Menu
Viewing images on a TV····································168
Using with your computer··································171
Using the software·············································173
Connecting the camera to the computer ···········176
Creating a movie disc········································178
Printing still images ···········································182
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting·················································183
Warning messages············································189
Others
Using the camera abroad ··································192
Memory card ·····················································193
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ·······························195
Battery charging ················································197
Mount Adaptor···················································198
Electronic Viewfinder·········································200
AVCHD format···················································201
Cleaning ····························································202
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Sample photo
Menu
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“This is the scene I want to capture in a photo, but how can I do?”
You may find the answer by going through the sample photos listed here. Click the
desired sample photo.
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Sample photo
Shooting people (page 7)
Shooting macro photos (page 8)
Shooting landscapes (page 9)
Shooting sunset/night scenes (page 10)
Shooting fast moving subjects (page 11)
Menu
If you click on a photo, the screen will jump to the page describing the function
recommended for shooting that kind of photo.
Refer to those descriptions in addition to the shooting tips displayed on the screen of the
camera.
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
Click!
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A person stands out, while backgrounds
blurred away (33)
The same scene with different brightness
(48)
75
55
A happy smile (75)
In candle light (55)
53
88
A person in front of night view (53)
A moving person (88)
46
65
A group photo (46, 47)
A person lit from behind (65)
Menu
48
Sample photo
53
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Shooting people
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78
With soft skin tones (78)
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Shooting macro photos
Adjusting the color to indoor light (89)
53
93
Flowers (53)
Lowering the amount of flash light (93)
66
42
Focusing manually (66)
In better brightness (42)
88
42
Preventing camera shake for indoor shots
(88)
Making food look appealing (42)
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Defocusing the background (33)
Menu
89
Sample photo
53
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The sky in vivid colors (42)
Running water (62)
98
98
Vivid green colors (98)
Colored leaves (98)
Menu
62
Sample photo
42
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Shooting landscapes
56
Panoramic photos (56)
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94
94
Scenery with a wide range of brightness
(94)
Light outdoors shot from a dark interior (94)
113
113
Defocusing the background (33)
Keeping your shot level (113)
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Shooting sunset/night scenes
Holding the camera by hand (53)
Shooting the red of the sunset beautifully
(53)
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65
Fireworks (61)
Trail of light (65)
48
46
Defocusing the background (33)
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The same scene in different brightness (48)
Menu
53
Sample photo
53
46
Preventing camera shake (46)
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Following a moving subject (69)
Expressing vigorous action (62)
66
45
With the subject approaching the camera
(66)
Capturing the best moment (45)
Menu
62
Sample photo
69
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Shooting fast moving subjects
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Identifying parts
I Lens
J Mount
K Image sensor 3)
N
Sample photo
L Lens contacts 3)
M (flash pop-up) button (65)
(Playback) button (29)
O MOVIE button (27)
P Soft key A (20)
Q Soft key B (20)
When the lens is removed
R Soft key C (20)
S Control wheel (19)
1)
Menu
Accessories for the Smart Accessory Terminal
can be also attached.
2) Do not cover this part during movie recording.
3)
Do not touch this part directly.
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See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
A Flash
B ON/OFF (Power) switch
C Shutter button (27)
D AF illuminator/Self-timer lamp/Smile
Shutter lamp
E Lens release button
F
Image sensor position mark (66)
G Smart Accessory Terminal 2 1)
H Microphone 2)
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I Battery compartment
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• Use a tripod with a screw length of less than
5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to
firmly secure the camera to tripods having
screws longer than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch), and
may damage the camera.
J Connection plate cover
K Access lamp
L Memory card insertion slot
Menu
• Make sure that the cord is not pinched when
you close the cover.
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• Use this when using an AC-PW20 AC
Adaptor (sold separately). Insert the
connection plate into the battery
compartment, then pass the cord through the
connection plate cover as shown below.
M Memory card cover
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A LCD screen
• You can adjust the LCD screen to an
easily viewable angle, such as for a lowposition shooting. Tilt the LCD screen
upward about 180 degrees when you take
a self-portrait. The 3-second delay selftimer is automatically selected in the
default setting (page 118).
B Speaker
C Charge lamp
D
(USB) terminal (176)
E HDMI terminal (168)
F Battery cover
G Hook for shoulder strap
H Tripod receptacle
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E18 – 55 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (supplied with NEX-F3D/F3K/F3Y)
A Hood index
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Lens
B Focusing ring
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C Zoom ring
D Focal-length scale
E Focal-length index
F Lens contacts*
G Mounting index
* Do not touch this part directly.
Menu
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E16 mm F2.8 (supplied with NEX-F3D)
A Converter index*
B Focusing ring
C Lens contacts**
D Mounting index
* A converter is sold separately.
** Do not touch this part directly.
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E55 – 210 mm F4.5-6.3 OSS (supplied with NEX-F3Y)
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Menu
B Zoom ring
C Focal-length scale
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A Focusing ring
D Focal-length index
E Lens contacts*
F Mounting index
* Do not touch this part directly.
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Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status.
You can change the screen display using DISP (Display Contents) on the control wheel
(page 39).
Shooting standby
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List of icons on the screen
A
Sample photo
Display
Indication
Shoot Mode
PASM
Scene Selection
Scene Recognition
Menu
Graphic Display
Aspect ratio of still
images
Image size of still
images
RAW RAW+J
FINE STD
Image quality of still
images
100
Number of recordable
still images
60i/50i
60i/50i
24p/25p
24p/25p
Recording mode of
movies
Index
16M 14M 8.4M
7.1M 4M 3.4M
Movie recording
Memory card/Upload
Playback
123Min
Recordable time of
movies
Eco Mode
100%
Remaining battery
Smart Zoom
Clear Image Zoom
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Display
Indication
Display
Indication
Focus mode
Flash charge in progress
Focus area mode
AF illuminator
Face Detection
Live view
White Balance
AWB
SteadyShot/SteadyShot
warning
7500K A7 G7
Electronic Viewfinder
(sold separately)
connection error
Soft Skin Effect
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Does not record sound
during movie recording
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Digital Zoom
DRO/Auto HDR
Electronic Viewfinder
(sold separately)
overheating warning
Auto Port. Framing
Database file full/
Database file error
Menu
Creative Style
Overheating warning
Smile Shutter
View mode
Picture Effect
Playback folder – File
number
Index
101-0012
Protect
Print order
Smile detection
sensitivity indicator
B
Display
ZOOM
Indication
Soft keys (MENU/
Shooting mode/Zoom/
Delete/Enlarge)
D
C
Display
Indication
Flash Mode/Red Eye
Reduction
±0.0
Flash compensation
Display
Indication
z
Focus status
1/125
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture value
±0.0
Drive Mode
±0.0
Self-portrait Self-timer
Metering Mode
ISO400
Metered manual
Exposure compensation
ISO sensitivity
AE lock
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Display
Indication
2012-1-1 9:30AM
Recorded date/time of
the image
12/12
Image number/Number
of images in the view
mode
Appears when HDR did
not work on the image.
Appears when Picture
Effect did not work on
the image.
Sample photo
Recording time of the
movie (m:s)
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Aperture indicator
REC 0:12
Histogram
Menu
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Basic operations
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Operating the camera
The control wheel and soft keys allow you to use various
functions of the camera.
Control wheel
When shooting, DISP (Display Contents),
(Exposure Comp.), and
(Drive
Mode) functions are assigned to the control wheel. When playing back, DISP (Display
Contents) and
(Image Index) functions are assigned to the control wheel.
You can assign the functions to the right key on the control wheel (page 137).
Menu
Control wheel
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Menu
When options are displayed on the
screen, you can browse through them
by turning or pressing the top/bottom/
right/left parts of the control wheel.
Press the center to make your choice.
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The arrow means you can turn the
control wheel.
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When you turn or press the top/bottom/right/left parts of the control wheel following the
on-screen display, you can select setting items. Your selection is determined when you
press the center of the control wheel.
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Soft keys
The soft keys have different roles, depending on the context.
The assigned role (function) of each soft key is shown on the screen.
To use the function shown at the upper right corner of the screen, press soft key A. To
use the function shown at the lower right corner of the screen, press soft key B. To use
the function shown at the center, press the center of the control wheel (soft key C).
You can assign the functions to the soft keys B and C (page 137).
In this handbook, the soft keys are indicated by the icon or the function shown on the
screen.
A
C
In this case, soft key A works as
the MENU (Menu) button, and
soft key B as the ZOOM (Zoom)
button. Soft key C works as the
MODE (Shoot Mode) button.
B
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Using functions in the menu
You can set up the basic settings for the camera as a whole, or execute functions such as
shooting, playback, or other operations.
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1 Select MENU.
Menu
2 Select the desired item by pressing the
top/bottom/right/left parts of the control
wheel, and then press the center.
3 Following the instructions on the
screen, select the desired item and
press the center of the control wheel to
make your choice.
MENU
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Control wheel
Shoot Mode
Allows you to select a shooting mode, such as exposure mode, panoramic, Scene
Selection.
Intelligent Auto
The camera evaluates the subject and makes the proper
settings. You can enjoy automatic shooting with the
appropriate settings.
Superior Auto
Shoots images with a wider range of shooting functions than
those of Intelligent Auto shooting. Recognizes and evaluates
the shooting conditions automatically, performs Auto HDR,
and chooses the best image.
Scene Selection
Shoots with preset settings according to the subject or
condition.
Anti Motion Blur
Reduces the camera shake when shooting a slightly dark
indoor scene or a telephoto.
Sweep Panorama
Shoots with panoramic size.
3D Sweep Panorama
Shoots 3D panoramic images used for playback on a 3D
compatible TV.
Manual Exposure
Adjusts the aperture and shutter speed.
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Adjusts the shutter speed to express the movement of the
subject.
Aperture Priority
Adjusts the range in focus, or defocuses the background.
Program Auto
Automatic shooting that allows you to customize settings,
except for the exposure (shutter speed and aperture).
Allows you to set shooting functions, such as continuous shooting, self-timer, and flash.
Drive Mode
Selects the drive mode, such as continuous shooting,
self-timer, or bracket shooting.
Flash Mode
Selects the method used to fire the flash.
AF/MF Select
Selects auto focusing or manual focusing.
Selects the area to be focused on.
Autofocus Mode
Selects the autofocus method.
Keeps the focus on a subject while tracking it.
Zoom
Sets the zoom scale of the [Zoom] feature of the camera.
Face Detection
Detects people’s faces automatically, and adjusts focus and
exposure to suit the faces.
Face Registration
Registers or changes the person to be given priority in the
focus.
Smile Shutter
Each time the camera detects a smile, the camera releases
the shutter automatically.
Auto Port. Framing
Analyzes the scene when capturing a face and saves another
image with a more impressive composition.
Soft Skin Effect
Shoots the skin smoothly in the Face Detection function.
Shooting Tip List
Allows you to access all shooting tips.
LCD Display (DISP)
Changes the information to be displayed on the LCD screen.
Finder Display(DISP)
Changes the information to be displayed on an Electronic
Viewfinder (sold separately).
DISP Button(Monitor)
Allows you to select the kind of information to be displayed
on the LCD screen when you press the DISP button.
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Object Tracking
Menu
Autofocus Area
Sample photo
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Image Size
Allows you to set the image size and aspect ratio.
Still
Selects the image size.
Aspect Ratio
Selects the aspect ratio.
Quality
Selects the compression format.
3D Panorama
Image Size
Selects the image size of 3D panoramic images.
Panorama Direction
Selects the direction to pan the camera when shooting 3D
panoramic images.
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Image Size
Panorama
Selects the image size of panoramic images.
Panorama Direction
Selects the direction to pan the camera when shooting
panoramic images.
Movie
File Format
Selects AVCHD or MP4.
Record Setting
Selects the image size, frame rate, and image quality of
movies.
Allows you to make brightness settings such as metering mode, and color settings such
as white balance.
Exposure Comp.
Compensates for the brightness of the entire image.
ISO
Sets the ISO sensitivity.
White Balance
Adjusts the color temperature according to the ambient light
conditions.
Metering Mode
Selects the method used for measuring the brightness.
Flash Comp.
Adjusts the amount of flash light.
DRO/Auto HDR
Corrects the brightness or contrast automatically.
Picture Effect
Shoots with the desired effects to express a unique
atmosphere.
Creative Style
Selects the image processing method.
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Brightness/Color
Menu
Image Size
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Playback
Allows you to set playback functions.
Deletes images.
Slide Show
Plays back images automatically.
View Mode
Allows you to determine how to group the playback images.
Image Index
Selects the number of images to be displayed on the index
screen.
Rotate
Rotates images.
Protect
Protects images, or cancels the protection.
3D Viewing
Connects to a 3D compatible TV and allows you to view 3D
images.
Enlarge Image
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Delete
Enlarges the image.
Sets the sound volume of movies.
Specify Printing
Selects the images to print, or makes printing settings.
Display
Contents
During playback
Switches the information to be displayed on the playback
screen.
Menu
Volume Settings
Setup
Shooting Settings
AF Illuminator
Sets the AF illuminator to assist auto-focusing in dim
places.
Red Eye Reduction
Provides pre-flash before shooting when using the flash, to
prevent eyes from being shot in red.
FINDER/LCD Setting
Sets how to switch between an Electronic Viewfinder (sold
separately) and the LCD screen.
Live View Display
Allows you to choose whether or not to show the value of
exposure compensation, etc. on the screen display.
Auto Review
Sets the display time of the image right after shooting.
Grid Line
Turns on the grid line that helps you to adjust the
composition of images.
Peaking Level
Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges with a selected
color.
Peaking Color
Sets the color used for the peaking function.
Clear Image Zoom
Zooms an image with higher quality than Digital Zoom.
Digital Zoom
Zooms an image with higher magnification than Clear
Image Zoom. This feature can be also available in movie
recording.
Self-portrait Self-timer
Sets whether to set the shooting mode to the 3-second delay
self-timer or not when the LCD screen is tilted upward about
180 degrees.
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Allows you to make more detailed shooting settings, or change the camera settings.
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S. Auto Image Extract.
MF Assist
Displays an enlarged image when focusing manually.
MF Assist Time
Sets the length of time the image will be shown in an
expanded form.
Color Space
Changes the range of color reproduction.
Sets whether or not to release the shutter when there is no lens.
Eye-Start AF
Sets whether or not to use autofocus when you look through
an Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately).
Front Curtain Shutter
Sets whether or not to use the electronic front curtain shutter
function.
Long Exposure NR
Sets the noise reduction processing for long exposure
shootings.
High ISO NR
Sets the noise reduction processing for high ISO sensitivity
shootings.
Lens Comp.: Shading
Compensates for the shaded corners of the screen.
Reduces the color deviation at the corners of the screen.
Lens Comp.: Distortion
Compensates for distortion of the screen.
Face Priority Tracking
Sets whether to preferentially-track a certain face or not
when the camera detects that face during object tracking.
Movie Audio Rec
Sets the sound for movie recording.
Wind Noise Reduct.
Reduces wind noise during movie recording.
AF Micro Adj.
Finely adjusts the autofocused position, when using the
LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor (sold separately).
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Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber.
Menu
Sets camera shake compensation.
Release w/o Lens
Sample photo
SteadyShot
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Sets whether or not to save all the images that were shot
continuously in Superior Auto mode.
Main Settings
Menu start
Selects a first-displayed menu from the top menu or the last
menu screen.
Custom Key Settings
Assigns functions to the soft keys, right key on the control
wheel, etc.
Beep
Language
Date/Time Setup
Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.
Selects the language used on the screen.
Sets the date and time.
Area Setting
Selects the area where you are using the camera.
Help Guide Display
Turns the Help Guide on or off.
Eco Mode
Sets the level of the power saving feature.
Power Save
Sets the time to turn the camera to the power save mode.
LCD Brightness
Sets the brightness of the LCD screen.
Viewfinder Bright.
Sets the brightness of the Electronic Viewfinder (sold
separately).
Display Color
Selects the color of the LCD screen.
Wide Image
Selects a method to display wide images.
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Sets the resolution when connected to HDMI TV.
CTRL FOR HDMI
Sets whether or not to operate the camera with a “BRAVIA”
Sync compatible TV’s Remote Control.
USB Connection
Selects the method used for a USB connection.
Cleaning Mode
Allows you to clean the image sensor.
Version
Displays the versions of the camera and the lens/mount
adaptor.
Demo Mode
Sets whether or not to display the demonstration with
movies.
Reset Default
Resets the camera to the factory-settings.
Memory Card Tool
Formats the memory card.
File Number
Selects the method used for assigning file numbers to
images.
Selects the folder name format.
Select Shoot. Folder
Selects the recording folder.
New Folder
Creates a new folder.
Recover Image DB
Repairs the image database file when inconsistencies are
found.
Display Card Space
Displays the remaining recording time of movies and the
recordable number of still images on the memory card.
Eye-Fi Setup*
Upload Settings
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Folder Name
Menu
Format
Sample photo
Selects the method used to play back portrait images.
HDMI Resolution
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Playback Display
Sets the upload function of the camera when an Eye-Fi card
is used.
* Appears when an Eye-Fi card (sold separately) is inserted in the camera.
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Shooting images with the settings in effect when you bought the camera is explained
here.
The camera makes decisions appropriate to the situation, and adjusts the settings.
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Shooting images
1 Adjust the LCD screen angle, and hold the camera.
When the camera detects and shoots a face, the captured image is automatically trimmed into
a suitable composition. Both the original and the trimmed images are saved (page 77).
To record movies, press the MOVIE button to start recording.
Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Menu
Note
• You can continuously record a movie for up to 29 minutes, and an MP4 format movie for up to 2 GB. The
recording time may shorten depending on the ambient temperatures or recording conditions.
Sample photo
The Scene Recognition function begins to work.
2 To take still images, press the shutter button halfway down to focus on
your subject, and press it fully down to shoot.
z On Scene Recognition
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The Scene Recognition function lets the camera automatically
recognize the shooting conditions and allows you to shoot the
image with appropriate settings.
Scene Recognition icon and
guide
• The camera recognizes (Night Scene),
(Tripod Night Scene),
(Night Portrait),
(Backlight),
(Backlight Portrait),
(Portrait),
(Landscape),
(Macro),
(Spotlight), (Low Brightness), or
(Baby), and displays the corresponding icon
and guide on the LCD screen when the scene is recognized.
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focus on
When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the
focus indicator blinks. Either recompose the shot or change the
focus setting.
Focus indicator
Status
z lit
Focus locked.
Focus is confirmed. Focal point moves following a moving
subject.
lit
Still focusing.
z flashing
Cannot focus.
Menu
lit
Sample photo
Focus indicator
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z If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to
• Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
It is dark and the subject is distant.
The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
The subject is seen through glass.
The subject is moving quickly.
The subject reflects light such as mirror, or has shiny surfaces.
The subject is flashing.
The subject is backlit.
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Playing back images
Plays back the recorded images.
1 Press the
(Playback) button.
2 Select the image with the control wheel.
During movie playback
Control wheel operation
Pause/resume
Press the center.
Fast-forward
Press the right, or turn it clockwise.
Fast-rewind
Press the left, or turn it counterclockwise.
Forward slow playback
Turn clockwise during pause.
Turn counterclockwise during pause.
Adjust sound volume
Press the bottom t top/bottom.
Menu
Reverse slow playback*
Sample photo
3 To play back panoramic images or movies, press the center of the control
wheel.
* The movie is played back frame-by-frame.
Note
• Panoramic images shot on other cameras may not be played back properly.
To select a desired folder, select the bar to the left of the
image index screen (page 49), then press the top/bottom
parts of the control wheel. You can change the view
mode by pressing the center of the control wheel.
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A portion of a still image can be enlarged for closer examination during playback. This is
convenient to check the focus condition of a recorded still image. You can enlarge
playback images from the menu (page 105).
Sample photo
1 Display the image you want to enlarge, then
select (Enlarge Image).
2 Adjust the scaling by turning the control
wheel.
3 Select the portion you want to enlarge by
pressing the top/bottom/right/left of the
control wheel.
4 To cancel the enlarged playback, select
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.
Menu
Notes
• You cannot use the enlarged playback function with movies.
• To enlarge panoramic images, pause the playback first, and then press
(Enlarge Image).
z Scaling range
Image size
Scaling range
L
Approx. ×1.0 – ×13.6
M
Approx. ×1.0 – ×9.9
S
Approx. ×1.0 – ×6.8
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Deleting images
You can delete the image displayed.
1 Display the image you want to delete, and
select
(Delete).
Select
Sample photo
2 Select OK.
to quit the operation.
(Delete)
Menu
OK
Notes
• You cannot delete protected images.
• Once you have deleted an image, you cannot restore it. Check whether you delete the image or not
beforehand.
Select MENU t [Playback] t [Delete] to select and delete several images at the same
time.
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z To delete several images
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Using the Photo Creativity function
Using Photo Creativity, you can shoot a subject with easy operations and obtain creative
photos easily.
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Photo Creativity
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto]
or [Superior Auto].
(Photo Creativity).
You can use the Photo Creativity setup items
simultaneously.
Menu
3 Select the item you want to set from the
items displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Sample photo
2 Select
4 Select the desired setting.
To return to [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto], select
.
Bkground Defocus (page 33)
Adjusts the blurring of the background.
Brightness (page 34)
Adjusts the brightness.
Color (page 35)
Adjusts the color.
Vividness (page 36)
Adjusts the vividness.
Picture Effect (page 37)
Selects the desired effect filter for shooting.
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5 To take still images, press the shutter
button.
To record movies, press the MOVIE button
to start recording.
Notes
• The Photo Creativity function is only available when an E-mount lens is mounted.
• The Photo Creativity function is only available when [Shoot Mode] is set to [Intelligent Auto] or
[Superior Auto].
• The Smile Shutter function cannot be used.
• When the Photo Creativity mode is activated, several items that have been set on the menu become
invalid.
• When the camera returns to [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto], or is turned off, the settings are reset to
the default ones.
• You can adjust [Bkground Defocus] only during recording movies with the Photo Creativity function.
• If you turn on the Photo Creativity function while [Superior Auto] is activated, the camera does not make
a composite image.
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Photo Creativity allows you to defocus the background easily to make the subject stand
out, while checking the defocusing effect on the LCD screen. You can record a movie
with a value adjusted with the defocusing effect.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
2 Select
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Background Defocus
(Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Bkground Defocus].
: To focus
: To defocus
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
Menu
4 Defocus the background.
Notes
• The defocusing range available depends on the lens used.
• The defocusing effect may not be noticeable, depending on the distance from the subject or the lens used.
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z For a better result of Background Defocus
• Move closer to the subject.
• Lengthen the distance between the subject and the background.
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You can adjust the brightness easily in Photo Creativity.
2 Select
(Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Brightness].
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
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Brightness
4 Select the desired brightness.
Menu
: To make images brighter
: To make images darker
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
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You can adjust the color easily in Photo Creativity.
2 Select
(Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Color].
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
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Color
4 Select the desired color.
Menu
: To make the color warm
: To make the color cool
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
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You can adjust the vividness easily in Photo Creativity.
2 Select
(Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Vividness].
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
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Vividness
4 Select the desired vividness.
Menu
: To make images vivid
: To make images faint
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
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You can set Picture Effect easily in Photo Creativity. Select the desired effect filter to
achieve more impressive and artistic expression.
(Photo Creativity).
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
2 Select
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3 Select [Picture Effect].
4 Select the desired effect.
(Off)
Does not use the Picture Effect function.
Creates the look of a Toy Camera photo
with shaded corners and pronounced colors.
(Pop Color)
Creates a vivid look by emphasizing color
tones.
(Posterization:
Color)
Creates a high contrast, abstract look by
heavily emphasizing primary colors.
(Posterization:
B/W)
Creates a high contrast, abstract look in
black and white.
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(Toy Camera)
(Retro Photo)
Menu
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
Creates the look of an aged photo with sepia
color tones and faded contrast.
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Creates an image which retains the color
green, but converts others to black and
white.
(Partial Color:
Blue)
Creates an image which retains the color
blue, but converts others to black and white.
(Partial Color:
Yellow)
Creates an image which retains the color
yellow, but converts others to black and
white.
(High Contrast
Mono.)
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(Partial Color:
Green)
Menu
Creates an image which retains the color
red, but converts others to black and white.
Sample photo
(Partial Color:
Red)
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(Soft High-key) Creates an image with the indicated
atmosphere: bright, transparent, ethereal,
tender, soft.
Creates an image with high contrast in
black and white.
Notes
• When [Partial Color] is selected, images may not retain the selected color, depending on the subject.
• The available picture effects are limited with Photo Creativity. Also, fine adjustment is not available. You
can use more picture effects and make fine adjustment with Option. Select MENU t [Brightness/Color]
t [Picture Effect] (page 96).
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Using functions with the control wheel
Using the control wheel:
1 Press DISP (Display Contents) on the control wheel repeatedly to select
the desired mode.
1 During shooting, MENU t [Camera] t [LCD Display (DISP)]/[Finder
Display(DISP)].
During playback, MENU t [Playback] t [Display Contents].
2 Select the desired mode.
Sample photo
Using the Menu:
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Notes
Menu
• You can set [Finder Display(DISP)] when an Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately) is attached to the
camera.
• Histogram is not displayed during following operations.
– Movie recording/playback
– Panorama recording/playback
– Slide Show
During shooting
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Graphic Display
Shows basic shooting information.
Graphically shows the shutter speed and
aperture value, except for when [Shoot Mode]
is set to [Sweep Panorama] or [3D Sweep
Panorama].
Display All Info.
Shows recording information.
Big Font Size
Disp.
Shows only major items in a larger size.
No Disp. Info.
Does not show recording information.
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For viewfinder
Shows only shooting information on the
screen (no image). Select this when you shoot
using a viewfinder (sold separately).
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Displays the luminance distribution
graphically.
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Histogram
Finder Display(DISP)
Shows basic recording information on the
viewfinder.
Histogram
Displays the luminance distribution
graphically.
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Disp. Basic Info
z To set the screen display modes to be available
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You can select which LCD screen display modes can be selected in shooting mode with
[DISP Button(Monitor)] (page 80).
During playback
Display Info.
Shows recording information.
Histogram
Displays the luminance distribution
graphically, in addition to recording
information.
No Disp. Info.
Does not show recording information.
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The histogram displays the luminance distribution that shows how many pixels of a
particular brightness exist in the picture. Brighter image will make the entire histogram shift
to the right side, and darker image to the left side.
Flash
R (red) Luminance
Sample photo
• If the image has a high-key or low-key portion, that
portion flashes on the histogram display during
playback (Luminance limit warning).
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G (green) B (blue)
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You can adjust the exposure in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV.
1
(Exposure Comp.) on the control wheel t desired value.
Or, MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Exposure Comp.] t desired value.
Sample photo
Notes
Menu
• You cannot use [Exposure Comp.] when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Manual Exposure]
• You can adjust the exposure in a range of –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV for movies.
• If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, you may not be
able to get a satisfactory effect.
• Even though you can adjust the exposure between –3.0 EV and +3.0 EV, only a value between –2.0 EV
and +2.0 EV with the equivalent image brightness appears on the screen when shooting. If you set an
exposure beyond this range, the image brightness on the screen does not show the effect, but it will be
reflected on the recorded image.
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z Adjusting the exposure for better looking images
m
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Overexposure = too much light
Whitish image
Set [Exposure Comp.] toward –.
Correct exposure
M
Set [Exposure Comp.] toward +.
Underexposure = too little light
Darker image
• To shoot subjects in brighter tones, set a +-side exposure compensation.
To make photos of food look more appealing, shoot the food a little brighter than usual
and try to use a white background.
• When shooting a blue sky, setting a –-side exposure compensation will allow you to
capture the sky in vivid colors.
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You can set the drive mode, such as continuous, self-timer, or bracket shooting.
1
(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t desired mode.
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t desired mode.
Shoots 1 still image. Normal shooting mode.
(Cont.
Shooting)
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the
shutter button (page 44).
(Spd Priority
Cont.)
Shoots images continuously at high speed while you press and
hold down the shutter button (page 45). Focus and brightness
settings of the first shot are used for the following shots.
(Self-timer)
(Bracket:
Cont.)
Shoots an image after 10 or 2 seconds (page 46).
Shoots images continuously after 10 seconds (page 47).
Menu
(Selftimer(Cont))
Sample photo
(Single
Shooting)
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Shoots 3 images while holding the shutter button down, each
with different degrees of brightness (page 48).
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• You cannot change the setting when using the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On]
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Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter button.
1
(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Cont. Shooting].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Cont. Shooting].
Sample photo
Note
• You cannot use [Cont. Shooting] with the following functions:
– [Scene Selection], excluding [Sports Action]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On]
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Menu
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The camera continues to shoot as long as the shutter button is pressed. The focus and
brightness are set at the first image. You can continuously shoot at a rate faster than that
of [Cont. Shooting] (at a maximum of about 5.5 images per second).
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Notes
Menu
• You cannot use [Spd Priority Cont.] with the following functions.
– [Scene Selection], excluding [Sports Action]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On]
• The speed of continuous shooting is estimated using our criteria. The speed of continuous shooting may
be slower, depending on shooting conditions (Image size, ISO setting, High ISO NR, or the setting of
[Lens Comp.: Distortion]).
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(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Spd Priority Cont.].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Spd Priority Cont.].
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(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Self-timer].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Self-timer].
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2 Option t desired mode.
To cancel the timer, press
(Drive Mode) and select [Single Shooting].
Sets the 10-second delay self-timer.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes
and the audible signal sounds until the shutter operates.
To cancel the self-timer, press
(Drive Mode) on the
control wheel.
(Self-timer:
2 Sec)
Sets the 2-second delay self-timer.
This reduces the camera shake caused by pressing the shutter
button.
Menu
Note
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• You cannot use [Self-timer] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On]
• When the LCD screen is tilted upward about 180 degrees with [Self-portrait Self-timer] set to [On], the
self-timer lamp does not flash.
Sample photo
(Self-timer:
10 Sec)
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Continuously shoots the number of images you have set after 10 seconds. You can
choose the best shot from several shots taken.
1
2 Option t desired mode.
To cancel the timer, press
(Self-timer(Cont.):
10 Sec. 3 lmg.)
Shoots 3 or 5 still images continuously after 10 seconds.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes
and the audible signal sounds until the shutter operates.
To cancel the self-timer, press
(Drive Mode) on the
control wheel.
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• You cannot use [Self-timer(Cont)] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On]
• When the LCD screen is tilted upward about 180 degrees with [Self-portrait Self-timer] set to [On], the
self-timer lamp does not flash.
Menu
(Self-timer(Cont.):
10 Sec. 5 lmg.)
(Drive Mode) and select [Single Shooting].
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(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Self-timer(Cont)].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Self-timer(Cont)].
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Shoots 3 images while automatically shifting the exposure from base, to darker, then to
lighter. Press and hold down the shutter button until the bracket recording is completed.
You can select an image that suits your intention, after recording.
(Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Bracket: Cont.].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Bracket: Cont.].
Sample photo
1
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Bracket: Cont.
2 Option t desired mode.
(Bracket:
Cont.: 0.3 EV)
(Drive Mode) and select [Single Shooting].
Images are taken with the set value of deviation (steps) from the
base exposure.
Menu
To cancel the bracket, press
(Bracket:
Cont.: 0.7 EV)
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Notes
• You cannot use [Bracket: Cont.] with the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On]
• The last shot is shown on the auto review.
• In [Manual Exposure], the exposure is shifted by adjusting the shutter speed.
• When you adjust the exposure, the exposure is shifted based on the compensated value.
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Using functions in the menu
Displays multiple images at the same time.
1 Press the
2 Press
(Playback) button to switch to the playback mode.
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Image Index
(Image Index) on the control wheel.
3 To return to the single-image playback, select the desired image and
press the center of the control wheel.
z Displaying a desired folder
Menu
To select a desired folder, select the bar to the left of the
image index screen, then press the top/bottom parts of the
control wheel. You can change the view mode by
pressing the center of the control wheel.
Sample photo
6-image index appears.
You can switch to 12-image index; MENU t [Playback] t [Image Index].
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The camera analyzes the subject, and allows you to shoot with appropriate settings.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent
Auto].
When the camera recognizes the scene, the Scene
Recognition icon and guide appear on the screen.
The camera recognizes (Night Scene),
(Tripod
Night Scene),
(Night Portrait),
(Backlight),
(Backlight Portrait),
(Portrait),
(Landscape),
(Macro),
(Spotlight), (Low Brightness), or
(Baby).
Scene Recognition icon and guide
Sample photo
2 Point the camera to the subject.
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3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
• [Flash Mode] is set to [Autoflash] or [Flash Off].
• You can shoot even if the camera has not recognized the scene.
• When [Face Detection] is set to [Off], the [Portrait], [Backlight Portrait], [Night Portrait], and [Baby]
scenes are not recognized.
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Notes
The advantages of automatic shooting
Shooting mode
(Intelligent Auto)
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In Superior Auto mode, the camera shoots with higher quality than Intelligent Auto
mode and perform composite shooting as necessary.
In Program Auto mode, the camera shoots with various functions, such as white balance,
ISO, etc., adjusted.
Your purpose
• To easily recognize the scene and shoot continuous images.
(Superior Auto)
(page 52)
• To shoot scenes under difficult circumstances, such as when you
have dark scenes, or back-lit subjects.
• To shoot a higher quality image than that offered by Intelligent
Auto.
(Program Auto) (page
64)
• To shoot with various functions other than the exposure (shutter
speed and aperture) adjusted.
Note
• In Superior Auto mode, the recording process takes longer, since the camera must make a composite
image.
z Photo Creativity
Pressing the center of the control wheel in [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto] mode
accesses the Photo Creativity menu. Using it, you can change the settings with easy
operations and achieve creative photography (page 32).
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focus on
When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the
focus indicator blinks. Either recompose the shot or change the
focus setting.
Focus indicator
Status
z lit
Focus locked.
Focus is confirmed. Focal point moves following a moving
subject.
lit
Still focusing.
z flashing
Cannot focus.
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lit
Sample photo
Focus indicator
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z If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to
• Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
It is dark and the subject is distant.
The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
The subject is seen through glass.
The subject is moving quickly.
The subject reflects light such as mirror, or has shiny surfaces.
The subject is flashing.
The subject is backlit.
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The camera automatically recognizes and evaluates the shooting conditions, and the
appropriate settings are set automatically. The camera shoots images with a wider range
of shooting functions than those of Intelligent Auto shooting, such as Auto HDR,
chooses the best image.
Recognized scene mode mark
2 Point the camera to the subject.
Shooting function
The number of times the shutter is
released
Menu
When the camera recognizes and adjusts for shooting
conditions, the following information is indicated:
recognized scene mode mark, appropriate shooting
function, the number of times the shutter is released.
Recognized scene: (Night Scene),
(Tripod Night
Scene),
(Hand-held Twilight)
(Night Portrait),
(Backlight),
(Backlight Portrait),
(Portrait),
(Landscape),
(Macro),
(Spotlight), (Low
Brightness), or
(Baby).
Shooting function: Auto HDR, Slow Sync., Daylight
Sync., Slow Shutter
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Superior Auto].
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3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
When the camera shoots multiple images, it automatically chooses and saves the appropriate
image. You can also save all the images by setting the [S. Auto Image Extract.] item (page
119).
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• [Flash Mode] is set to [Autoflash] or [Flash Off].
• You can shoot even if the camera has not recognized the scene.
• When [Face Detection] is set to [Off], the [Portrait], [Backlight Portrait], [Night Portrait], and [Baby]
scenes are not recognized.
• When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], [Hand-held Twilight] and [Auto HDR] are not
selected.
z What is the difference between Superior Auto and
Intelligent Auto?
In Superior Auto mode, the camera shoots continuously according to the recognized scene
and makes a composite image (Composite shooting). This allows the camera to perform
back-lit compensation and noise reduction automatically, and also obtain a higher quality
image than Intelligent Auto.
However, the recording process takes longer than normal when making a composite image.
z Photo Creativity
Pressing the center of the control wheel in [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto] mode
accesses the Photo Creativity menu. Using it, you can change the settings with easy
operations and achieve creative photography (page 32).
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Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Scene Selection] t desired mode.
(Landscape)
Shoots the entire range of scenery in sharp
focus with vivid colors.
(Macro)
Shoots close subjects such as flowers, insects,
food, or small items.
(Sunset)
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(Sports
Action)
Menu
Blurs away backgrounds and sharpens the
subject. Expresses skin tones softly.
Sample photo
(Portrait)
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Shoots a moving subject at a fast shutter
speed so that the subject looks as if it is
standing still. The camera shoots images
continuously while the shutter button is
pressed.
Shoots the red of the sunset beautifully.
(Night Portrait) Shoots portraits in night scenes.
(Night Scene)
Shoots night scenes without losing the dark
atmosphere.
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Shoots night scenes with less noise and blur
without using a tripod. A burst of shots are
taken, and image processing is applied to
reduce subject blur, camera shake, and noise.
Sample photo
Notes
Menu
• In the [Night Scene] and [Night Portrait] modes, the shutter speed is slower, so using a tripod is
recommended to prevent the image from blurring.
• In the [Hand-held Twilight] mode, the shutter clicks 6 times and an image is recorded.
• If you select [Hand-held Twilight] with [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the image quality becomes [Fine]
temporarily.
• Reducing blur is less effective even in [Hand-held Twilight] when shooting:
– Subjects with erratic movement.
– Subjects that are too close to the camera.
– Subjects with a repeating pattern such as tiles, and subjects with little contrast such as sky, sandy
beach, or lawn.
– Subjects with constant change such as waves or water falls.
• In the case of [Hand-held Twilight], block noise may occur when using a light source that flickers, such
as fluorescent lighting.
• The minimum distance that you can come close to a subject does not change even if you select [Macro].
For the minimum in-focus range, refer to the minimum distance of the lens attached to the camera.
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Twilight)
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This is suitable for indoor shots without using the flash, to reduce the subject blur.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Anti Motion Blur].
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2 Shoot with the shutter button.
Notes
Menu
• If you select [Anti Motion Blur] with [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the image quality becomes [Fine]
temporarily.
• The shutter clicks 6 times and an image is recorded.
• Reducing blur is less effective when shooting:
– Subjects with erratic movement.
– Subjects that are too close to the camera.
– Subjects with a repeating pattern such as tiles, and subjects with little contrast such as sky, sandy
beach, or lawn.
– Subjects with constant change such as waves or water falls.
• When using a light source that flickers, such as fluorescent lighting, block noise may occur.
Sample photo
The camera combines 6 shots at high sensitivity into 1 still image, so camera shake is reduced
while preventing noise.
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Sweep Panorama
Allows you to create a panoramic image from composed images.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Sweep Panorama].
2 Point the camera at the edge of the subject,
then press the shutter button fully down.
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This part will not be taken.
3 Pan the camera to the end, following the
guidance on the LCD screen.
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Guidance bar
Notes
• If you cannot pan the camera across the entire subject within the given time, a gray area occurs in the
composed image. If this happens, move the camera fast to record a full panoramic image.
• When you select [Wide] in [Image Size], you may not be able to pan the camera across the entire subject
within the given time. In such cases, we recommend that you select [Standard] in [Image Size].
• The camera continues shooting during [Sweep Panorama] recording, and the shutter keeps clicking until
the end of the shooting.
• Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part will not be recorded smoothly.
• Under low light conditions, panoramic images may be blurred.
• Under lights that flicker such as fluorescent light, the brightness or color of the combined image is not
always the same.
• When the whole angle of panoramic shooting and the angle in which you fixed the focus and exposure
with AE/AF lock are extremely different in brightness, color and focus, the shooting will not be
successful. If this happens, change the lock angle and shoot again.
• [Sweep Panorama] is not suitable when shooting:
– Subjects in motion.
– Subjects that are too close to the camera.
– Subjects with a repeating pattern such as tiles, and subjects with little contrast such as sky, sandy
beach, or lawn.
– Subjects with constant change such as waves or water falls.
– Subjects with the sun or electric lights, etc. that are much brighter than surroundings.
• [Sweep Panorama] recording may be discontinued in the following situations:
– You pan the camera too fast or too slow.
– There is too much camera shake.
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Pan the camera in an arc with a constant velocity and in the same direction as the indication
on the LCD screen. [Sweep Panorama] is better suited for still subjects, rather than moving
ones.
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Vertical direction
Horizontal direction
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• When using a zoom lens, it is recommended that you use it with W side.
• Determine the scene and press the shutter button halfway, so that you can lock the focus,
exposure, and white balance. Then, press the shutter button fully down and pan the
camera.
• If a section with greatly varied shapes or scenery is concentrated along a screen edge, the
image composition may fail. In such case, adjust the frame composition so that the section
is in the center of the image, then shoot again.
• You can select the direction by selecting MENU t [Image Size] t [Panorama
Direction]. You can select the image size by selecting MENU t [Image Size] t [Image
Size].
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Radius as short as possible
z Playing back scrolling panoramic images
You can scroll panoramic images from the beginning to the end by pressing the center of the
control wheel while panoramic images are being displayed. Press it again to pause.
• Panoramic images shot with other cameras may not be
displayed or scrolled correctly.
Shows the displayed area of
the whole panoramic image.
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Allows you to create a 3D image from composed images.
3D images shot in [3D Sweep Panorama] mode of this camera can be played back only
on a 3D TV. The recorded images are played back as normal still images on the LCD
screen of this camera and a non-3D TV.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [3D Sweep Panorama].
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2 Point the camera at the edge of the subject,
then press the shutter button fully down.
This part will not be taken.
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3 Pan the camera to the end, following the
guidance on the LCD screen.
Guidance bar
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• You may feel uncomfortable symptoms such as eyestrain, nausea, or a tired feeling while watching 3D
images recorded with the camera on 3D compatible monitors. When you watch 3D images, we
recommend that you take a break at regular time intervals. Since the need for or frequency of break times
varies between individuals, please set your own standards. If you feel sick, stop watching 3D images, and
consult a doctor as needed. Also, refer to the operating instructions of the connected device or the
software used with the camera. A child's vision is always vulnerable (especially for children under 6
years of age). Before allowing them to watch 3D images, please consult with an expert, such as a
pediatric or ophthalmic doctor. Make sure your children follow the precautions above.
• If you cannot pan the camera across the entire subject within the given time, a gray area occurs in the
composed image. We recommend you pan the camera 180 degrees within about 8 seconds when using an
E18 – 55 mm lens at the wide end (18 mm) for better results. You should pan the camera slower with the
telephoto side of the lens.
• When you select [Wide] in [Image Size], you may not be able to pan the camera across the entire subject
within the given time. In such cases, we recommend that you select [Standard] or [16:9] in [Image Size].
• If you shoot a 3D image with T side of a zoom lens, a gray area may occur more often, or shooting may
be stopped. It is recommended that you use a zoom lens with W side.
• The camera continues shooting during [3D Sweep Panorama] recording, and the shutter keeps clicking
until the end of the shooting.
• Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part will not be recorded smoothly.
• Under low light conditions, 3D panoramic images may be blurred.
• Under lights that flicker such as fluorescent light, the brightness or color of the combined image is not
always the same.
• When the whole angle of 3D panoramic shooting and the angle in which you fixed the focus and exposure
(AE/AF lock) by pressing the shutter button halfway down are extremely different in brightness, color
and focus, the shooting will not be successful. If this happens, change the lock angle and shoot again.
• [3D Sweep Panorama] is not suitable when shooting:
– Subjects in motion.
– Subjects that are too close to the camera.
– Subjects with a repeating pattern such as tiles, and subjects with little contrast such as sky, sandy
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Pan the camera in a small arc at a constant
speed in the direction indicated on the LCD
screen, taking the following points into
account. You should pan at about half speed of
that in normal sweep panorama shooting.
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z Tips for shooting a 3D panoramic image
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beach, or lawn.
– Subjects with constant change such as waves or water falls.
– Subjects with the sun or electric lights, etc. that are much brighter than surroundings.
• [3D Sweep Panorama] recording may be discontinued in the following situations:
– You pan the camera too fast or too slow.
– There is too much camera shake.
• You can pan the camera in the horizontal direction only when shooting 3D Sweep Panorama images.
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• Shoot a still subject.
• Maintain a sufficient distance between the subject and the
background.
• Shoot 3D images in a bright place, such as outdoors.
• Determine the scene and press the shutter button halfway, so
that you can lock the focus, exposure, and white balance.
Then, press the shutter button fully down and pan the camera.
• When using a zoom lens, it is recommended that you use it
with W side.
• You can select the direction by selecting MENU t [Image Size] t [Panorama
Direction]. You can select the image size by selecting MENU t [Image Size] t [Image
Size].
z File name of the 3D image
A 3D image consists of both JPEG and MPO files.
If you import images shot in [3D Sweep Panorama] mode into a computer, the following 2
image data are stored in the same folder on the computer.
• DSC0ssss.JPG
• DSC0ssss.MPO
If you delete either the JPEG file or the MPO file comprising a 3D image, that 3D image
may not be played back.
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You can shoot with the desired exposure setting by adjusting both the shutter speed and
aperture.
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Manual Exposure
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Manual Exposure].
Shutter speed and aperture adjustment screens appear
alternately.
Shutter speed
Menu
Aperture (F-value)
Sample photo
2 Press the bottom of the control wheel
repeatedly to select shutter speed or
aperture.
3 Turn the control wheel to select the desired
value.
Metered manual
Index
Check the exposure value at “MM” (metered manual).
Toward +: Images become brighter.
Toward –: Images become darker.
0: Appropriate exposure analyzed by the camera
4 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
You can adjust the shutter speed and aperture value also during movie recording.
Notes
• You cannot select [Flash Off] and [Autoflash] in [Flash Mode]. When you want to fire the flash, press the
(flash pop-up) button to pop up the flash. When you do not fire the flash, push down the flash.
• The
(SteadyShot warning) indicator is not indicated in manual exposure mode.
• The ISO setting [ISO AUTO] is set to [ISO 200] in manual exposure mode. Set the ISO sensitivity as
necessary.
• The brightness of the image on the LCD screen may differ from the actual image being shot.
• When using an A-mount lens (sold separately), you can adjust the shutter speed and aperture when
focusing manually during movie recording.
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You can shoot trails with long exposure. BULB is suitable for shooting trails of light,
such as fireworks.
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1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Manual Exposure].
2 Press the bottom of the control wheel to select shutter speed.
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BULB
3 Turn the control wheel counterclockwise
until [BULB] is indicated.
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[BULB]
4 Press the shutter button halfway down to adjust the focus.
5 Press and hold the shutter button for the duration of the shooting.
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As long as the shutter button is pressed, the shutter remains open.
Notes
• Since the shutter speed becomes slow and the camera shake tends to occur more easily, it is
recommended that you use a tripod.
• The longer the exposure time, the more conspicuous the noise on the image.
• After shooting, noise reduction (Long Exposure NR) will be done for the same amount of time that the
shutter was open. You cannot do any further shooting during the reduction.
• When the [Smile Shutter] or [Auto HDR] function is activated, you cannot set the shutter speed to
[BULB].
• If the [Smile Shutter] or [Auto HDR] function is used with the shutter speed set to [BULB], the shutter
speed is temporarily set to 30 seconds.
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You can express the movement of a moving subject in various way by adjusting the
shutter speed, for example, at the instant of the movement with high speed shutter, or as
a trailing image with low speed shutter. You can adjust the shutter speed also during
movie recording.
2 Select the desired value with the control wheel.
3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
The aperture is automatically adjusted to obtain proper exposure.
Notes
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• You cannot select [Flash Off] and [Autoflash] in [Flash Mode]. When you want to fire the flash, press the
(flash pop-up) button to pop up the flash. When you do not fire the flash, push down the flash.
• The
(SteadyShot warning) indicator is not indicated in shutter speed priority mode.
• When the shutter speed is 1 second or more, noise reduction (Long Exposure NR) will be done for the
same amount of time that the shutter was open after shooting. You cannot do any further shooting during
the reduction.
• If proper exposure cannot be obtained after the setup, the aperture value blinks. Although you can shoot
as it is, resetting is recommended.
• The brightness of the image on the LCD screen may differ from the actual image being shot.
• When using an A-mount lens (sold separately), you can adjust the shutter speed when focusing manually
during movie recording.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Shutter Priority].
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z Shutter speed
When a faster shutter speed is used, a moving subject such as a
running person, cars, and sea spray appears as if they are
stopped.
When a slower shutter speed is used, a trailing image of the
movement of the subject is captured to make more natural and
dynamic image.
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Blurs or sharpens things in front of and beyond the subject. You can adjust the aperture
value also during movie recording.
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Aperture Priority
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Aperture Priority].
Smaller F-value: The subject is in focus, but things in front of and beyond the subject is
blurred.
Larger F-value: The subject and its foreground and background are all in focus.
3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted to obtain proper exposure.
Sample photo
2 Select the desired value with the control wheel.
Notes
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• You cannot select [Flash Off] and [Autoflash] in [Flash Mode]. When you want to fire the flash, press the
(flash pop-up) button to pop up the flash. When you do not fire the flash, push down the flash.
• If proper exposure cannot be obtained after the setup, the shutter speed blinks. Although you can shoot as
it is, resetting is recommended.
• The brightness of the image on the LCD screen may differ from the actual image being shot.
• When using an A-mount lens (sold separately), you can adjust the aperture when focusing manually
during movie recording.
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Smaller F-value (opening the aperture) narrows the range that
is in focus. This allows you to put the subject in sharp focus
and blur things in front of and beyond the subject. (Depth of
field becomes shallower.)
Larger F-value (narrowing down the aperture) widens the range
that is in focus. This allows you to shoot the depth of the
scenery. (Depth of field becomes deeper.)
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While exposure is adjusted by the camera automatically, you can set shooting functions
such as ISO sensitivity, Creative Style, D-Range optimizer.
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Program Auto
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Program Auto].
3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
Note
• You cannot select [Flash Off] and [Autoflash] in [Flash Mode]. When you want to fire the flash, press the
(flash pop-up) button to pop up the flash. When you do not fire the flash, push down the flash.
Sample photo
2 Set the shooting functions to your desired settings.
z Program Shift
Menu
You can change the shutter speed and aperture (F-value)
combination without changing the exposure you set, when
you do not use the flash.
Turn the control wheel to select the shutter speed and
aperture (F-value) combination.
• The recording mode indicator changes from P to P*.
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Flash Mode
In a dark location, using the flash allows you to shoot
the subject brightly, and it also helps to prevent camera
shake. When shooting into the sun, you can use the
flash to shoot a bright image of the backlit subject.
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Flash Mode] t desired mode.
2 When you want to fire the flash, press the
up the flash.
(flash pop-up) button to pop
Does not fire even if the flash is raised.
(Autoflash)
Fires if it is dark or against light.
Menu
(Flash Off)
(Fill-flash)
Sample photo
(flash pop-up) button
Fires every time you trigger the shutter.
Fires every time you trigger the shutter. Slow sync shooting allows
you to shoot a clear image of both the subject and the background by
slowing the shutter speed.
(Rear Sync.)
Fires right before the exposure is completed every time you trigger the
shutter. Rear sync shooting allows you to shoot a natural image of the
trail of a moving subject such as a moving car or a walking person.
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(Slow Sync.)
Notes
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•
•
•
The default setting depends on the shooting mode.
Available flash mode depends on the shooting mode.
You cannot use the flash when recording movies.
When an external flash (sold separately) is attached to Smart Accessory Terminal 2, the state of the
external flash has priority over the setting of the camera. Even if you set [Flash Mode] to [Fill-flash] with
the external flash closed, the external flash is not fired.
• When an external flash (sold separately) is attached to Smart Accessory Terminal 2, the built-in flash
cannot pop up to the correct position. Remove the external flash from Smart Accessory Terminal 2 or
push down the built-in flash.
• The light of the flash may be blocked by the lens attached. If this happens, it is recommended that you
attach an external flash (sold separately).
z Tips on shooting with the flash
• The lens hood may block the light of the flash. Remove the lens hood when using the
flash.
• When using the flash, shoot the subject at a distance of 1 m (3.3 feet) or greater.
• When shooting a backlit subject, select [Fill-flash]. The flash will operate even in bright
daylight, and make faces come out brighter.
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AF/MF Select
Selects auto focusing or manual focusing.
1 MENU t [Camera] t [AF/MF Select] t desired mode.
Focuses automatically.
(DMF)
After focusing automatically, make fine focus adjustment
manually (Direct Manual Focus).
(Manual
Focus)
Adjusts the focus manually. Turn the focusing ring right or left
to make the subject look clearer.
Sample photo
(Autofocus)
Note
z Using manual focusing effectively
Menu
• If you turn the focusing ring when [DMF] or [Manual Focus] is selected, the image is enlarged
automatically to enable you to check focus area easier. You can prevent the image from being enlarged
by selecting MENU t [Setup] t [MF Assist] t [Off].
“Focus fixing” is convenient when you can predict the distance
to the subject. With “Focus fixing,” you can fix the focus in
advance to the distance at which the subject is to pass.
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z To measure the exact distance to the subject
The
mark shows the location of the image sensor*. When you measure the exact
distance between the camera and the subject, refer to the position of the horizontal line. The
distance from the lens contact surface to the image sensor is about 18 mm (23/32 in.).
* The image sensor is the part of the camera that acts as the film.
• If the subject is closer than the minimum shooting distance of the attached lens, the focus cannot be
confirmed. Make sure you put enough distance between the subject and the camera.
18 mm
(23/32 in.)
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1 MENU t [Camera] t [AF/MF Select] t [DMF].
2 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus automatically.
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DMF (Direct Manual Focus)
3 Keep the shutter button halfway down, rotate the focusing ring of the lens
to achieve a sharp focus.
Sample photo
Note
• [Autofocus Mode] is fixed to [Single-shot AF].
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Selects the focusing area. Use this function when it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode.
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Autofocus Area
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Autofocus Area] t desired mode.
AF range finder frame
The camera uses the AF area located in
the center area exclusively.
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(Center)
The camera determines which of the 25
AF areas is used for focusing.
When you press the shutter button
halfway down in still image shooting
mode, a green frame is displayed around
the area that is in focus.
• When the Face Detection function is
active, AF operates with priority on
faces.
Sample photo
(Multi)
AF range finder frame
Moves the focusing area to focus on a
small subject or narrow area by pressing
the top/bottom/right/left of the control
wheel.
Index
(Flexible
Spot)
AF range finder frame
Notes
• When this function is set to other than [Multi], you cannot use the [Face Detection] function.
• [Multi] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
• [Multi] is selected during movie recording. But, if you use an E-mount lens and press the shutter button
half way down during recording, the autofocus area you set before you started recording is used for
focusing.
• When the AF illuminator is used, the setting of [Autofocus Area] is invalid and the AF area is indicated
with a dotted line. AF operates with priority on and around the center area.
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Selects the focus method to suit the movement of the subject.
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Autofocus Mode] t desired mode.
The camera focuses and the focus is locked when you press the
shutter button halfway down. Use this when the subject is
motionless.
AF)
(Continuous
The camera continues to focus while the shutter button is pressed
and held halfway down. Use this when the subject is in motion.
Notes
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• [Single-shot AF] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Self-timer]
– [Scene Selection], excluding [Sports Action]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
• [Continuous AF] is selected when the exposure mode is set to [Sports Action] in [Scene Selection].
• In [Continuous AF] mode, the audible signals will not sound when the subject is in focus.
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(Single-shot
AF)
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Object Tracking
Keeps the focusing on a moving subject while tracking it.
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Object Tracking].
A target frame appears.
The camera starts tracking the subject.
To cancel this tracking feature, select
.
Target frame
3 Shoot the subject.
Sample photo
2 Align the target frame with the subject to be
tracked, and select OK.
Notes
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• Tracking may be difficult in the following situations:
– The subject is moving too quickly.
– The subject is too small, or too large.
– The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
– It is dark.
– The ambient light changes.
• When [Object Tracking] is activated, the custom setting of soft key B is invalid.
• You cannot use [Object Tracking] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Manual Focus]
– The [Zoom] feature of the camera
z Tracking the face you want to shoot
The camera stops tracking a subject when the subject moves off of the screen. When [Face
Detection] is set to [On], and the subject to be tracked is a face, if the face disappears from
the screen while the camera is tracking, and then returns to the screen, the camera focuses on
that face again.
• If you trigger Smile Shutter while tracking a face, the face becomes the target of the smile
detection feature.
• If you set [Object Tracking] to [On], the camera can track the body when the face is not
visible on the LCD screen.
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With the [Zoom] feature of the camera, the camera allows you to use a higher
magnification zoom than the optical zoom factor of the zoom lens to magnify the image.
The maximum zoom scale that can be set with the [Zoom] feature of the camera depends
on the setting of [Image Size] (page 81), [Clear Image Zoom] (page 116), or [Digital
Zoom] (page 117).
2 MENU t [Camera] t [Zoom]t desired value.
The [Zoom] features available with this camera
Sample photo
1 When using a zoom lens, magnify the image with the zoom ring.
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Zoom
The [Zoom] feature of the camera provides a higher magnification zoom by combining
various zoom features. The icon displayed on the LCD screen changes as follows,
according to the selected zoom feature.
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Zoom scale (low)
Zoom scale (high)
: The [Zoom] feature of the camera is not used (×1.0 is indicated).
Smart Zoom: You can magnify images by trimming them slightly. (Available only
when [Image Size] is set to M or S.)
3
Clear Image Zoom: You can magnify images using a high-quality image process.
4
Digital Zoom: You can magnify images using an image process.
1
2
Clear Digital Image Zoom scale with optical zoom
Image Zoom Size
Zoom
Zooms images by
Off
trimming them in the
available range (without
deterioration of image
quality).
Off
Gives priority to image
quality when zooming
images.
Off
On
L
–
M
About
1.4×
S
About 2×
L
About
2×*
M
About
2.8×
S
About 4×
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L
About 4×
M
About
5.6×
S
About 8×
Notes
Menu
• You cannot set this item when using the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] in [Quality]
• You cannot use [Clear Image Zoom] when the drive mode is set to continuous or bracket shooting.
• You cannot use the Smart Zoom or [Clear Image Zoom] function with movies. If you press the MOVIE
button during a zoom operation, the camera zooms in the range of [Digital Zoom].
• When you use the [Zoom] feature of the camera, the setting of [Autofocus Area] is invalid and the AF
area is indicated with a dotted line. AF operates with priority on and around the center area.
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* Zoom scale in the default setting
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Gives priority to higher On
magnification when
zooming images.
z The quality of the [Zoom] feature of the camera
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As the image is zoomed by digital processing in [Clear Image Zoom] and [Digital Zoom], the image
quality deteriorates compared to that before zooming was used. If you use a zoom lens, we recommend
that you fully zoom in on an image first, then use [Zoom] feature of the camera if you need further
zooming.
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Detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the focus, exposure, flash settings and
perform image processing automatically. You can select the priority face to be focused
on.
Face Detection frame (gray/magenta)
This frame appears on a detected face that is not the face with the
priority focus. The magenta frame appears on a face that is registered
with [Face Registration].
(On (Regist.
Faces))
Menu
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Face Detection] t desired mode.
Sample photo
Face Detection frame (white)
When the camera detects more than 1 subject, the camera will judge
which is the main subject and set focus by priority. The Face Detection
frame for the main subject will turn white. The frame for which the focus
is set will turn green by pressing the shutter button halfway down.
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Face Detection
Focuses on faces registered so as to have priority.
Selects the face which the camera is to automatically focus on.
Does not use the Face Detection function.
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(On)
(Off)
• You cannot use [Face Detection] with the following functions:
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Manual Focus]
– The [Zoom] feature of the camera
• You can select [Face Detection] only when [Autofocus Area] is set to [Multi], and [Metering Mode] is
also set to [Multi].
• Up to 8 faces of your subjects can be detected.
• During [Smile Shutter] shooting, [Face Detection] is automatically set to [On (Regist. Faces)] even if it is
set to [Off].
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Detects faces for which information has been registered in advance, when [Face
Detection] is set to [On (Regist. Faces)].
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Face Registration
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Face Registration] t desired mode.
Registers a new face.
Order Exchanging Changes the priority of faces previously registered.
Delete
Deletes a registered face. Select a face and press OK.
Delete All
Deletes all registered faces.
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New Registration
New Registration
Menu
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Face Registration] t [New Registration].
2 Align the guide frame with the face to be registered, and press the shutter
button.
3 When a confirmation message appears, select OK.
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• Up to 8 faces can be registered.
• Shoot the face from the front in a brightly lit place. The face may not be registered correctly if it is
obscured by a hat, a mask, sunglasses, etc.
• The registered faces are not cleared by [Reset Default]. Even if you delete the faces by selecting [Delete],
the face data remains stored in the camera. If you want to completely delete the face data from the
camera, select [Delete All].
Order Exchanging
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Face Registration]
t [Order Exchanging].
2 Select a face for which you want to change
the priority.
3 Select the priority level.
The smaller the number of the position, the higher the
priority.
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Smile Shutter
When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically.
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Smile Shutter] t
[On].
3 Wait for a smile to be detected.
When the smile level exceeds the b point on the
indicator, the camera records images automatically.
If you press the shutter button during Smile Shutter
shooting, the camera shoots the image, then returns to
Smile Shutter mode.
Face Detection frame
(orange)
Smile Detection indicator
(Off)
(On)
Menu
4 To exit Smile Shutter mode, MENU t
[Camera] t [Smile Shutter] t [Off].
Sample photo
2 To set the sensitivity to detect a smile,
Option t desired setting.
Does not use the Smile Shutter.
Uses the Smile Shutter.
You can set the sensitivity to detect a smile with Option.
Detects a big smile.
Detects a normal smile.
(Slight Smile)
Detects even a slight smile.
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(Big Smile)
(Normal Smile)
Notes
• You cannot use [Smile Shutter] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Manual Focus]
• If you set [Smile Shutter] to [On] while the [Zoom] feature of the camera is being used, the [Zoom]
feature of the camera is canceled.
• Shooting using the Smile Shutter ends automatically when the memory card becomes full.
• Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.
• The drive mode turns to [Single Shooting] automatically.
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1 Do not cover the eyes with the bangs.
Do not obscure the face by a hat, masks, sunglasses, etc.
3 Give a clear smile with an open mouth.
The smile is easier to be detected when the teeth are shown.
• The shutter operates when any person whose smile is detected.
• If a face is registered, the camera detects the smile of that face only.
• If a smile is not detected, set the sensitivity with Option.
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2 Try to orient the face in front of the camera and be as level as
possible.
Keep the eyes narrowed.
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When the camera detects and shoots a face, the captured image is automatically trimmed
into a suitable composition. Both the original and the trimmed images are saved. The
trimmed image is recorded with the same image size as that of the original image.
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1 MENU t [Camera] t [Auto Port. Framing] t desired mode.
turns to green when the camera judges that the trimming feature is available.
A frame that shows the trimmed area is indicated on the auto review screen after the shot.
Does not use the Auto Port. Framing function.
(Auto)
Uses the Auto Port. Framing function.
Menu
(Off)
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• You cannot use [Auto Port. Framing] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight], [Sports Action] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Soft Focus] [HDR Painting] [Rich-tone Mono.] [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
– [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] in [Quality]
– [Auto HDR] in [DRO/Auto HDR]
– The [Zoom] feature of the camera
– When [Face Detection] is set to [Off]
• The trimmed image may not be the best possible composition, depending on the shooting conditions.
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Sets the effect used for shooting the skin smoothly in the Face Detection function.
1 MENU t [Camera] t [Soft Skin Effect] t [On].
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2 To set the intensity of the Soft Skin Effect, Option t desired setting.
(Off)
Uses the Soft Skin Effect function.
Does not use the Soft Skin Effect function.
You can set the intensity of the Soft Skin Effect with Option.
Sets Soft Skin Effect to high.
(Mid)
Sets Soft Skin Effect to medium.
(Low)
Sets Soft Skin Effect to low.
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• You cannot use [Soft Skin Effect] with the following functions:
– Movie recording
– [Cont. Shooting]
– [Spd Priority Cont.]
– [Bracket: Cont.]
– [Self-timer(Cont)]
– [Sports Action] in [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [RAW] in [Quality]
• This function may not work, depending on your subject.
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(High)
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(On)
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Allows you to search through all shooting tips in the camera.
Use this item when you want to look at shooting tips you have seen before.
2 Search for the desired shooting tip.
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1 MENU t [Camera] t [Shooting Tip List].
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Turn the control wheel to scroll the text up and down.
You can access a tip from the [Table of contents].
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Allows you to select the screen display modes that can be selected with [Display
Contents] (page 39) in shooting mode.
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DISP Button(Monitor)
1 MENU t [Camera] t [DISP Button(Monitor)].
The items marked with
are available.
Shows basic shooting information.
Graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture
value, except for when [Shoot Mode] is set to
[Sweep Panorama] or [3D Sweep Panorama].
Display All Info.
Shows recording information.
Big Font Size
Disp.
Shows only major items in a larger size.
No Disp. Info.
Does not show recording information.
Histogram
Displays the luminance distribution graphically.
For viewfinder
Shows only shooting information on the screen (no
image). Select this when you shoot using a
viewfinder (sold separately).
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Graphic Display
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2 Select the desired mode.
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The image size determines the size of the image file that is recorded when you record an
image.
The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed
on large-format paper. The smaller the image size, the more images can be recorded.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Image Size] t [Image Size] t desired mode.
Still
Image size when [Aspect Ratio] is 3:2
Usage guidelines
4912 × 3264 pixels
For prints up to A3+ size
M:8.4M
3568 × 2368 pixels
For prints up to A4 size
S:4.0M
2448 × 1624 pixels
For prints L/2L size
Image size when [Aspect Ratio] is 16:9
Usage guidelines
L:14M
4912 × 2760 pixels
M:7.1M
3568 × 2000 pixels
S:3.4M
2448 × 1376 pixels
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L:16M
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For viewing on a high-definition TV
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Notes
• When you print still images recorded with 16:9 aspect ratio, both edges may be cut off.
• When you select a RAW image with [Quality], the image size corresponds to L.
3D Sweep Panorama
(16:9)
Shoots images using a size suitable for a high-definition TV.
Horizontal: 1920 × 1080
(Standard)
Shoots images using standard size.
Horizontal: 4912 × 1080
(Wide)
Shoots images using wide size.
Horizontal: 7152 × 1080
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The images appear differently, depending on the mode selected.
Standard
Wide
When [Standard] or [Wide] is selected, the images are scrolled when you press the center of
the control wheel.
The image size varies depending on the [Panorama Direction] setting.
Shoots images using standard size.
Vertical: 3872 × 2160
Horizontal: 8192 × 1856
(Wide)
Shoots images using wide size.
Vertical: 5536 × 2160
Horizontal: 12416 × 1856
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(Standard)
Menu
Sweep Panorama
Sample photo
16:9
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Note
• When you print panoramic images, both edges may be cut off.
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Sets the aspect ratio of still images.
1 MENU t [Image Size] t [Aspect Ratio] t desired mode.
Standard aspect ratio. Suitable for prints.
16:9
For viewing on a high-definition TV.
Note
• You cannot set this item when using the following functions:
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
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3:2
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Selects the compression format of still images.
1 MENU t [Image Size] t [Quality] t desired mode.
File format: RAW (Records using the RAW compression
format.) + JPEG
A RAW image and a JPEG image are created at the same time.
This is suitable when you need 2 image files, a JPEG for
viewing, and a RAW for editing.
• The image quality is fixed to [Fine], and the image size is
fixed to [L].
FINE (Fine)
File format: JPEG
The image is compressed in the JPEG format when recorded.
Since the compression rate of [Standard] is higher than that of
[Fine], the file size of [Standard] is smaller than that of [Fine].
This will allow more files to be recorded on 1 memory card, but
the image quality will be lower.
• When images are not going to be modified using your
computer, we recommend that you select [Fine] or [Standard].
STD (Standard)
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RAW+J (RAW &
JPEG)
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File format: RAW (Records using the RAW compression
format.)
This format does not allow you to perform any digital processing
on the images. Select this format to process images on a
computer for professional purposes.
• The image size is fixed to the maximum size. The image size
is not displayed on the LCD screen.
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RAW (RAW)
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Notes
• You cannot set this item when using the following functions:
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
• You cannot add DPOF (print order) registration to RAW format images.
• You cannot use [Auto HDR] with [RAW] and [RAW & JPEG] images.
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The RAW format file is the raw data yet to go through any kind of digital processing. A
RAW file is different from a more common file format such as JPEG in that it is the raw
material to be processed for professional purposes.
You need the “Image Data Converter” software included on the CD-ROM (supplied) in
order to open a RAW image recorded on this camera. With this software, a RAW image can
be opened and converted to a common format, such as JPEG or TIFF, and its white balance,
color saturation, contrast, etc., can be readjusted.
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Sets the direction to pan the camera when you shoot 3D Sweep Panorama or Sweep
Panorama images.
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Panorama Direction
1 MENU t [Image Size] t [Panorama Direction] t desired mode.
(Right)
Pan the camera from the left to the right.
(Left)
Pan the camera from the right to the left.
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3D Sweep Panorama
Sweep Panorama
Pan the camera in the direction you set.
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(Right)
(Left)
(Up)
(Down)
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Selects the movie file format.
1 MENU t [Image Size] t [File Format] t desired mode.
AVCHD
MP4
Records mp4 (AVC) movies. This format is suitable for WEB
uploads, e-mail attachments, etc.
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• 60i/50i movies are recorded at either 60 fields/second or at 50 fields/
second, respectively. Both 60i and 50i movies utilize the interlace
scanning system, Dolby Digital audio, and the AVCHD format.
• 24p/25p movies are recorded at either 24 frames/second or at 25
frames/second, respectively. Both 24p and 25p movies utilize the
progressive scanning system, Dolby Digital audio, and the AVCHD
format.
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Records 60i/50i movies or 24p/25p movies in AVCHD format.
This file format is suitable for viewing the movie on a
high-definition TV. You can create a Blu-ray Disc, an AVCHD
recording disc, or a DVD-Video disc using the supplied software
“PlayMemories Home.”
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• Movies are recorded in MPEG-4 format at about 30 frames/second,
utilizing the progressive scanning system, AAC audio, and the mp4
format.
• You cannot create a disc from the movies recorded in this format
using the supplied software “PlayMemories Home.”
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z Checking 60i or 50i
To check if your camera is a 1080 60i-compatible device or 1080 50i-compatible device,
check for the following marks on the bottom of the camera.
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
z Playing movies on other devices
This camera uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile for AVCHD format recording.
Movies recorded in AVCHD format with this camera cannot be played by the following
devices.
– Other AVCHD format compatible devices which are not compatible with High Profile
– Devices which are not compatible with the AVCHD format
This camera also uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Main Profile for MP4 format recording.
For this reason, movies recorded in MP4 format with this camera cannot be played on
devices other than those that support MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
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Selects the image size, frame rate, and image quality for movie recording. The higher the
data rate (average bit-rate) per second, the higher the image quality.
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1 MENU t [Image Size] t [Record Setting] t desired mode.
60i 24M(FX)*
50i 24M(FX)**
24 Mbps
Records high image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (60i/50i).
60i 17M(FH)*
50i 17M(FH)**
17 Mbps
Records standard image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (60i/50i).
24p 24M(FX)*
25p 24M(FX)**
24 Mbps
Records high image quality moves of
1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a
cinema-like atmosphere.
24p 17M(FH)*
25p 17M(FH)**
17 Mbps
Records standard image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a
cinema-like atmosphere.
Average
bit-rate
Recording
1440×1080 12M
12 Mbps
Records movies of 1440 × 1080.
VGA 3M
3 Mbps
Records movies of VGA size.
[File Format]: [MP4]
* 1080 60i-compatible device
** 1080 50i-compatible device
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Recording
Menu
Average
bit-rate
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[File Format]:
[AVCHD]
Notes
• Movies recorded with the [60i 24M(FX)/50i 24M(FX)]/[24p 24M(FX)/25p 24M(FX)] setting in [Record
Setting] are converted by “PlayMemories Home” in order to create an AVCHD recording disc. This
conversion can take a long time. Also, you cannot create a disc with the original image quality. If you
want to keep the original image quality, you must store your movies on a Blu-ray Disc.
• To watch 24p/25p movies on a TV, you need a TV that is compatible with 24p/25p. If you use a noncompatible TV, the movies are converted to 60i/50i and output to the TV.
z Checking 60i or 50i
To check if your camera is a 1080 60i-compatible device or 1080 50i-compatible device,
check for the following marks on the bottom of the camera.
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
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Sets the luminous sensitivity.
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [ISO] t desired setting.
(ISO AUTO)
Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
Sets the sensitivity to light of the imaging sensor. Higher
sensitivities enable faster shutter speeds and/or smaller apertures
(larger F-values). The higher the sensitivity, the more image
noise can become visible.
Notes
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• [ISO AUTO] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
• The larger the number, the higher the noise level.
• When the exposure mode is set to [Program Auto], [Aperture Priority], [Shutter Priority], and [ISO] is set
to [ISO AUTO], ISO is automatically set between ISO200 and ISO3200.
• You can select up to ISO3200 for movie recording. When you start recording movies with an ISO higher
than 3200, ISO becomes 3200 automatically, and returns to the previous value when recording is
finished.
• The [ISO AUTO] setting is not provided in [Manual Exposure]. If you change the exposure mode to
[Manual Exposure] with the [ISO AUTO] setting, it is switched to 200. Set the ISO according to your
shooting conditions.
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200/400/800/1600/
3200/6400/12800/
16000
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ISO setting (speed) is the sensitivity to light of recording media that incorporates an image
sensor that receives light. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on
the ISO setting.
High ISO sensitivity
With high ISO sensitivity, images will be captured with an
appropriate brightness even under insufficient exposure.
However, increasing ISO sensitivity will cause images to
become noisy.
Low ISO sensitivity
You can record smooth images. However, compensation for
low ISO sensitivity will be made by slowing down the shutter
speed. You should take camera shake or movement of subjects
into account, too.
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Adjusts the color temperature according to the ambient light conditions.
Use this feature when the color temperature of the image did not come out as you
expected, or when you want to change the color temperature on purpose for photographic
expression.
You can finely adjust the color temperature with Option.
To adjust the white balance to suit a specific light source, see the explanation on each mode.
AWB (Auto WB)
(Daylight)
(Shade)
The camera automatically detects a light source and
adjusts the color temperature.
Sample photo
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [White Balance] t desired mode.
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White Balance
If you select an option to suit a specific light source, the
color temperature is adjusted for the light source (preset
white balance).
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(Cloudy)
(Incandescent)
(Fluor.: Warm White)
(Fluor.: Cool White)
(Fluor.: Day White)
(C.Temp./Filter)
Adjusts the color temperature depending on the light
source. Achieves the effect of CC (Color Compensation)
filters for photography.
(Custom)
Allows to use the white balance setting retained by
[Custom Setup].
(Custom Setup)
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(Fluor.: Daylight)
(Flash)
Memorizes the basic white color (Custom white
balance).
Note
• [Auto WB] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
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The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions.
The color temperature is adjusted automatically, but you can adjust color temperature
manually using the [White Balance] function.
Daylight
Cloudy
Fluorescent
Incandescent
Characteristics
of light
White
(standard)
Bluish
Green-tinged
Reddish
Sample photo
Weather/
lighting
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Adjusting the color temperature finely
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [White Balance] t desired mode.
2 As necessary, Option t adjust the color temperature by pressing the
top/bottom/right/left parts of the control wheel.
You can adjust the color temperature towards G (green), M (magenta), A (amber) or B (blue).
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C.Temp./Filter
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [White Balance] t [C.Temp./Filter].
2 Option t select the desired color temperature by turning the control
wheel.
The higher the number, the more reddish the image, and the lower the number, the more
bluish the image.
3 Adjust the color temperature by pressing the top/bottom/right/left parts of
the control wheel.
Custom white balance
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [White Balance] t [Custom Setup].
2 Hold the camera so that the white area fully covers the AF area located in
the center, and then press the shutter button down.
The shutter clicks and the calibrated values (color temperature and color filter) are displayed.
3 To call the custom white balance setting, MENU t [Brightness/Color] t
[White Balance] t [Custom].
You can finely adjust the color temperature with Option.
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• If the flash is used when the shutter button is pressed, a custom white balance is registered with the flash
light taken into account. Take pictures with the flash in later shootings.
• The message “Custom WB error” indicates that the value is beyond the expected range. (When the flash
is used on a subject in close proximity or a subject with a bright color is in the frame.) If you register this
value, the
indicator turns yellow on the recording information display. You can shoot at this point,
but it is recommended that you set the white balance again to get a more accurate white balance value.
Sample photo
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Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the
exposure.
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1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Metering Mode] t desired mode.
(Center)
Measures the average brightness of the entire screen, while
emphasizing the central area of the screen (Center-weighted
metering).
(Spot)
Measures only the central area (Spot
metering). This function is useful when
the subject is backlit or when there is
strong contrast between the subject and
the background.
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Measures light on each area after dividing the total area into
multiple areas and determines the proper exposure of the entire
screen (Multi-pattern metering).
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(Multi)
Spot metering cross
hairs position on the
subject.
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• If you set [Metering Mode] to other than [Multi], the [Face Detection] function cannot be used.
• [Multi] is selected when using the following functions:
– Movie recording
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– The [Zoom] feature of the camera
– [Smile Shutter]
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Adjusts the amount of flash light in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV.
Flash compensation changes the amount of flash light only. Exposure compensation
changes the amount of flash light along with the change of the shutter speed and
aperture.
(flash pop-up) button to pop up the flash.
2 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Flash Comp.] t desired value.
Selecting higher values (+ side) makes the flash level higher and images brighter. Selecting
lower values (– side) makes the flash level lower and images darker.
Notes
• It is important to balance the brightness of people against
the dark background in night portraits. You can adjust the
brightness of people near the camera by changing the flash
light intensity.
• If the subject is too far for the flash and still too dark after
adjustment, move closer to your subject.
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z Tips to adjust the brightness when shooting people
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• You cannot use [Flash Comp.] with the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
• The higher flash effect may not be visible due to the limited amount of flash light available, if the subject
is outside the maximum range of the flash. If the subject is very close, the lower flash effect may not be
visible.
Sample photo
1 Press the
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Corrects the brightness or contrast.
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [DRO/Auto HDR] t desired mode.
(Off)
Does not use [DRO/Auto HDR].
By dividing the image into small areas, the camera analyzes the
contrast of light and shadow between the subject and the
background, producing the image with the optimal brightness
and gradation.
(Auto HDR)
Shoots 3 images with different exposures, and then overlays the
bright area of the under exposed image and the dark area of the
over exposed image to create an image with rich gradation. 1
image with proper exposure and 1 overlaid image are recorded.
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(D-Range
Opt.)
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Note
• You can select [DRO/Auto HDR] only in the following modes:
– [Manual Exposure]
– [Shutter Priority]
– [Aperture Priority]
– [Program Auto]
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D-Range Opt.
Corrects the brightness of the image (DRO: Dynamic Range Optimizer).
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [DRO/Auto HDR] t [D-Range Opt.].
2 Option t desired value.
(Auto)
Lv1 – Lv5
Corrects the brightness automatically.
Optimizes the gradations of a recorded image in each area of the
image. Select the optimal level between Lv1 (weak) and Lv5
(strong).
Notes
• [Auto] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Portrait], [Landscape], [Macro], [Sports Action] in [Scene Selection]
• When shooting with the D-Range optimizer, the image may be noisy. Select the proper level by checking
the recorded image, especially when you enhance the effect.
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Widens the range (gradations) so that you can record from bright parts to dark parts in
correct brightness (Auto High Dynamic Range). 1 image with proper exposure and 1
overlaid image are recorded.
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1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [DRO/Auto HDR] t [Auto HDR].
(Auto HDR:
Exposure Diff.
Auto)
Corrects the exposure difference automatically.
1.0 EV – 6.0 EV
Sets the exposure difference, based on the contrast of the subject.
Select the optimal level between 1.0 EV (weak) and 6.0 EV
(strong).
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• You cannot start the next shoot until the capture process is completed after you shoot.
• You cannot use this function with [RAW] and [RAW & JPEG] images.
• Since the shutter is released 3 times for 1 shot, be careful about the following:
– Use this function when the subject is motionless or does not blink.
– Do not recompose.
• You may not obtain a desired effect depending on the luminance difference of a subject and the shooting
conditions.
• When the flash is used, this function has little effect.
• When the contrast of the scene is low or when significant camera shake or subject blur has occurred, you
may not obtain good HDR images. If the camera detects such situation,
is indicated on the
recorded image to inform you of this situation. Shoot again, as necessary, recomposing or paying
attention to the blur.
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2 Option t desired value.
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You can shoot with an effect filter to obtain the various textures.
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Picture Effect] t desired mode.
(Off)
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Does not use the Picture Effect function.
Creates the look of a Toy Camera photo
with shaded corners and pronounced
colors.
You can set the color tone with Option.
(Pop Color)
Creates a vivid look by emphasizing
color tones.
Sample photo
(Toy Camera)
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(Posterization)
(Soft
High-key)
(Partial Color)
(High
Contrast Mono.)
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(Retro Photo)
Creates a high contrast, abstract look by
heavily emphasizing primary colors, or
in black and white.
You can select primary colors or black
and white with Option.
Creates the look of an aged photo with
sepia color tones and faded contrast.
Creates an image with the indicated
atmosphere: bright, transparent,
ethereal, tender, soft.
Creates an image which retains a
specific color, but converts others to
black and white.
You can select a color with Option.
Creates a high-contrast image in black
and white.
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(Soft Focus)
Creates an image in black and white
with rich gradation and reproduction of
details. The camera releases the shutter
3 times.
(Miniature)
Creates an image which enhances the
subject vividly, with the background
defocused considerably. This effect
may often be found in pictures of
miniature models.
You can select the area to be in focus
with Option. The focus on other areas is
greatly reduced.
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(Rich-tone
Mono.)
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Creates the look of a painting,
enhancing the colors and details.
The camera releases the shutter 3 times.
You can set the intensity of the effect
with Option.
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(HDR
Painting)
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Creates an image filled with a soft
lighting effect.
You can set the intensity of the effect
with Option.
Notes
• You can select [Picture Effect] only in the following modes:
– [Manual Exposure]
– [Shutter Priority]
– [Aperture Priority]
– [Program Auto]
• You cannot use [Picture Effect] with [RAW] and [RAW & JPEG] images.
• The [Toy Camera] and [Miniature] effects may not be available with the [Zoom] feature of the camera.
• When [Partial Color] is selected, images may not retain the selected color, depending on the subject.
• You cannot check the following effects on the shooting screen, because the camera is still processing the
image that has been just shot. Also, you cannot shoot another image until the image processing is
finished. You cannot use these effects with movies.
– [Soft Focus]
– [HDR Painting]
– [Rich-tone Mono.]
– [Miniature]
• In the case of [HDR Painting] and [Rich-tone Mono.], the shutter is released 3 times for 1 shot. Be careful
about the following:
– Use this function when the subject is motionless or does not blink.
– Do not recompose.
When the contrast of the scene is low or when significant camera shake or subject blur has occurred, you
may not obtain good HDR images. If the camera detects such situation,
/
is indicated on the
recorded image to inform you of this situation. Shoot again, as necessary, recomposing or paying
attention to the blur.
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Allows you to select the desired image processing.
You can adjust exposure (shutter speed and aperture) as you like with [Creative Style],
unlike with [Scene Selection] where the camera adjusts the exposure.
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Creative Style
1 MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Creative Style] t desired mode.
For shooting various scenes with rich gradation and beautiful
colors.
(Vivid)
The saturation and contrast are heightened for shooting striking
images of colorful scenes and subjects such as flowers, spring
greenery, blue sky, or ocean views.
(Portrait)
For shooting the skin color in a soft tone, ideally suited for
shooting portraits.
(Landscape) The saturation, contrast, and sharpness are heightened for
shooting vivid and crisp scenery. Distant landscapes also stand
out more.
(Sunset)
(Contrast),
Style item.
For shooting the beautiful red of the setting sun.
For shooting images in black and white monotone.
(Saturation), and
(Sharpness) can be adjusted for each Creative
(Contrast)
The higher the value selected, the more the difference of light
and shadow is accentuated, thus making an impact on an image.
(Saturation)
The higher the value selected, the more vivid the color. When a
lower value is selected, the color of the image is restrained and
subdued.
(Sharpness)
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White)
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(Standard)
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2 When you want to adjust contrast, saturation, or sharpness, Option t
desired setting.
Adjusts the sharpness. The higher the value selected, the more
the contours are accentuated, and the lower the value selected,
the more the contours are softened.
Notes
• When [Black & White] is selected, you cannot adjust the saturation.
• [Standard] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Picture Effect] (except [Off])
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Delete
Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion.
1 MENU t [Playback] t [Delete] t desired mode.
Deletes the selected images. Press the center of the control wheel
to select OK.
All in Folder
Deletes all images in the selected folder, or all AVCHD movies.
All AVCHD view
files
Sample photo
Multiple Img.
Note
• You can select up to 100 images.
It is easier to delete an image displayed on the screen by selecting
(page 31).
(Delete) of soft key
Menu
z To delete an image
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Plays back images automatically.
Plays back only 3D images in Slide Show on the 3D TV connected to the camera.
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1 MENU t [Playback] t [Slide Show] t desired mode t OK.
On
Plays back images in a continuous loop.
Off
After all the images have been played back, the slide show ends.
Interval
1 Sec
Sets the display interval of images.
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Repeat
3 Sec
5 Sec
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10 Sec
30 Sec
Image Type
All
Plays back all still images as normal images.
Display 3D Only
Plays back 3D images only.
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• You cannot pause the slide show. To stop the slide show, press the center of the control wheel.
• You can play back images in Slide Show when [View Mode] is set to [Folder View(Still)] only.
• A panoramic image is displayed in full image. To scroll a panoramic image, press the center of the
control wheel when the image is displayed.
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Selects the unit of images to be played back.
1 MENU t [Playback] t [View Mode] t desired mode.
Displays still images by folder.
Folder View(MP4)
Displays movies (MP4) by folder.
AVCHD View
Displays AVCHD movies.
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Folder View(Still)
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Selects the number of images to be displayed on the index.
1 MENU t [Playback] t [Image Index] t desired mode.
Displays 6 images.
12 Images
Displays 12 images.
To select a desired folder, select the bar to the left of the
image index screen, then press the top/bottom parts of the
control wheel. You can change the view mode by
pressing the center of the control wheel.
Menu
z Displaying a desired folder
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6 Images
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Rotates a still image counter-clockwise. Use this to display a horizontal orientation
image in vertical orientation. Once you rotate the image, the image is played back in the
rotated position, even if you turn off the power.
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1 MENU t [Playback] t [Rotate].
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2 Press the center of the control wheel.
The image rotates counter-clockwise. The image rotates as you press the center.
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Notes
• You cannot rotate the following files:
– Movies
– Protected images
– 3D images
• You may not be able to rotate images shot with other cameras.
• When viewing images on a computer, the image rotation information may not be reflected depending on
the software.
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Protects recorded images against accidental erasure.
The
mark is displayed for registered images.
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Protect
1 MENU t [Playback] t [Protect] t desired mode.
Applies or cancels the protection of the selected images. Press
the center of the control wheel to select OK.
Cancel All Images
Cancels the protection of all still images.
Cancel All
Movies(MP4)
Cancels the protection of all movies (MP4).
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Multiple Img.
Cancel All AVCHD Cancels the protection of all AVCHD movies.
view files
• You can protect up to 100 images at a time.
Menu
Note
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You can check the focus by enlarging a portion of the playback image.
1 MENU t [Playback] t [
Enlarge Image].
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2 Adjust the scaling by turning the control wheel.
4 To cancel the enlarged playback, select
.
Notes
• You cannot enlarge the movies.
• During playing back panoramic images, pause first, and then enlarge the image.
The scaling range depends on the image size.
Image size
Scaling range
L
Approx. ×1.0 – ×13.6
M
Approx. ×1.0 – ×9.9
S
Approx. ×1.0 – ×6.8
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z Scaling range
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3 Select the position you want to see by pressing the top/bottom/right/left of
the control wheel.
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Adjusts the sound volume of movies in 8 steps.
1 MENU t [Playback] t [Volume Settings] t desired value.
The [Volume Settings] screen appears when you press the bottom of the control wheel while
playing back movies.
You can adjust the volume, while listening to the actual sound.
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z Adjusting the volume during playback
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You can specify which still images you shot on the memory card that you want to print
out later.
The
(Print order) mark is displayed for registered images (DPOF: Digital Print
Order Format).
DPOF Setup
Multiple Img.
Selects images to order printing.
1 Select an image and press the center of the control wheel. To
cancel the image, select the -marked image again.
2 Repeat the operation on all images you want to print.
Cancel All
Clears all DPOF marks.
On
Off
Sets whether or not to date the DPOF marked images when
printing them.
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Date Imprint
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1 MENU t [Playback] t [Specify Printing] t desired setting.
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• You cannot add the DPOF mark to the following files:
– Movies
– RAW images
• You can add the DPOF mark to up to 999 images.
• DPOF registration is not cleared after printing. It is recommended that you clear it after you print the still
images.
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The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark
surroundings.
The red AF illuminator allows the camera to focus easily when the shutter button is
pressed halfway, until the focus is locked.
Auto
Uses the AF illuminator.
Off
Does not use the AF illuminator.
Notes
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• You cannot use the AF illuminator when:
– [Autofocus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF].
– [Landscape], [Night Scene] or [Sports Action] in [Scene Selection] is selected.
– [Sweep Panorama] is selected.
– [3D Sweep Panorama] is selected.
– Recording movies.
– Using an A-mount lens (sold separately).
• When the AF illuminator is used, the setting of [Autofocus Area] is invalid and the AF area is indicated
with a dotted line. AF operates with priority on and around the center area.
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1 MENU t [Setup] t [AF Illuminator] t desired setting.
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When using the flash, it is fired 2 or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye
phenomenon.
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Red Eye Reduction
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Red Eye Reduction] t desired setting.
The flash is always fired to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
Off
Does not use Red Eye Reduction.
Notes
• You cannot use Red Eye Reduction with [Smile Shutter].
• Red Eye Reduction may not produce the desired effects. It depends on individual differences and
conditions, such as distance to the subject, or if the subject looked away from the pre-strobe.
Pupils become dilated in dark environments. Flash light is reflected off the blood vessels at
the back of the eye (retina), causing the “red-eye” phenomenon.
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z What causes the red-eye phenomenon?
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On
Eye
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Retina
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When an Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately) is attached to the camera, sensors in the
Electronic Viewfinder can detect whether or not it is being used and the camera switches
the display.
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FINDER/LCD Setting
1 MENU t [Setup] t [FINDER/LCD Setting] t desired setting.
When you look into the Electronic Viewfinder, the display is
switched to the Electronic Viewfinder automatically.
Manual
You can toggle the display between the Electronic Viewfinder
and the LCD screen by using the button on the Electronic
Viewfinder.
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Auto
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Sets whether or not to show images altered with effects of the exposure compensation,
white balance, Creative Style, or Picture Effect on the LCD screen.
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Live View Display
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Live View Display] t desired setting.
Shows the images with effects applied.
Setting Effect OFF Does not show the images with effects applied.
This setting will allow you to concentrate on the composition of
the subject, as the subject appears on the screen as it is.
The images are always displayed with the appropriate brightness
in the [Manual Exposure] mode.
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Setting Effect ON
Note
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• You can select [Setting Effect OFF] in the following shooting modes only:
– [Manual Exposure]
– [Shutter Priority]
– [Aperture Priority]
– [Program Auto]
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You can check the recorded image on the LCD screen right after the shooting. You can
change the displayed time.
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Auto Review
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Auto Review] t desired setting.
5 Sec
Displays for the set time.
Selecting (Enlarge Image) allows you to check the enlarged
image.
2 Sec
Off
Does not display.
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10 Sec
Notes
Menu
• In auto review, the image will not be displayed in the vertical position even if [Playback Display] is set to
[Auto Rotate].
• Even if [Grid Line] is set to a setting other than [Off] when recording [3D Sweep Panorama] or [Sweep
Panorama] images, the grid line does not appear in auto review.
• Before the image is displayed, an unprocessed image may be displayed temporarily, depending on the
setting, such as [DRO/Auto HDR], [Soft Skin Effect], [Lens Comp.: Distortion].
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Sets whether the grid line is displayed or not. The grid line will help you to adjust the
composition of images.
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Grid Line
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Grid Line] t desired setting.
Square Grid
Square grids make it easier to confirm the horizontal level of
your composition. This is suitable to determine the quality of the
composition when shooting landscape, close-up, or duplicated
images.
Diag. + Square
Grid
Placing a subject on the diagonal line can express uplifting and
powerful feeling.
Off
Does not display the grid line.
z Checking the frame for movie recording
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The frame that appears when [Grid Line] is set to a
setting other than [Off] will show to what extent your
subject is included in the frame. This enables you to
adjust the composition by moving closer or further away
from your subject.
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Placing main subjects close to one of the grid lines that divide
the image into thirds makes for a well-balanced composition.
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Rule of 3rds Grid
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Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges with a specific color in manual focus. This
function allows you to confirm the focus easily.
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Peaking Level
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Peaking Level] t desired setting.
Sets the peaking level to high.
Mid
Sets the peaking level to middle.
Low
Sets the peaking level to low.
Off
Does not use the peaking function.
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High
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• Since the camera judges that sharp areas are in focus, the peaking level is different, depending on the
subject, shooting situation, or on the lens used.
• The outline of in-focus ranges is not enhanced when the camera is connected using an HDMI cable.
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Sets the color used for the peaking function in manual focus.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Peaking Color] t desired setting.
Enhances outlines in white.
Red
Enhances outlines in red.
Yellow
Enhances outlines in yellow.
Note
• This item cannot be set when [Peaking Level] is set to [Off].
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White
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Sets whether or not to use Clear Image Zoom when the [Zoom] feature of the camera is
used (page 71). Zooms an image with higher quality than Digital Zoom.
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Clear Image Zoom
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Clear Image Zoom] t desired setting.
Uses the Clear Image Zoom feature.
Off
Does not use the Clear Image Zoom feature.
Note
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• You cannot use [Clear Image Zoom] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] in [Quality]
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On
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Sets whether to use Digital Zoom or not when the [Zoom] feature of the camera is used
(page 71).
Zooms an image with higher magnification than Clear Image Zoom. This feature can be
also available in movie recording.
On
Uses the Digital Zoom feature.
If you want to use higher magnification regardless of the
deterioration of the image, set it to [On].
Off
Does not use the Digital Zoom feature.
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1 MENU t [Setup] t [Digital Zoom] t desired setting.
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Note
Menu
• You cannot use [Digital Zoom] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] in [Quality]
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Sets whether or not to set the shooting mode to the 3-second delay self-timer when the
LCD screen is tilted upward about 180 degrees.
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1 MENU t [Setup] t [Self-portrait Self-timer] t [On].
The 3-second delay self-timer is set.
The shutter is released after 3 seconds.
Automatically sets the shooting mode to the 3-second delay selftimer when the LCD screen is tilted upward about 180 degrees.
Off
Selects the shooting mode based on the drive mode. Select this
option when not using the self-timer, and set the drive mode to
[Single Shooting].
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On
Menu
3 Press the shutter button.
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2 Tilt the LCD screen upward about 180
degrees.
Notes
• You cannot use [Self-portrait Self-timer] with the following functions:
– During movie recording
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR] in [DRO/Auto HDR]
– [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
• When an accessory is attached to Smart Accessory Terminal 2, you may not be able to tilt the LCD screen
upward up to about 180 degrees. In such cases, remove the accessory.
• If the flash light or AF illuminator is too bright during shooting, push the flash down, and change the
setting of [AF Illuminator].
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Sets whether or not to save all the images that were shot continuously in Superior Auto
mode.
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S. Auto Image Extract.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [S. Auto Image Extract.] t desired setting.
Saves 1 appropriate image selected by the camera.
Off
Saves all of the images.
Notes
• Even when you set [S. Auto Image Extract.] to [Off] with [Hand-held Twilight] selected from recognized
scene mode, 1 combined image is saved.
• When the Auto Port. Framing function is activated, 2 images are saved even if you set it to [Auto].
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Auto
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Enlarges the image on the screen automatically to make manual-focusing easier. This
works in the [Manual Focus] or [DMF] mode.
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MF Assist
1 MENU t [Setup] t [MF Assist] t desired setting.
The image is enlarged by 4.8 times. You can enlarge the image also by 9.5 times.
• In DMF (Direct Manual Focus), turn the focusing ring with the shutter button pressed halfway down
after adjusting the focus with autofocus.
On
Enlarges the image. You can set the enlarging duration with [MF
Assist Time]. To finish enlarging the image, select
.
Off
Does not enlarge the image.
(soft key) will enlarge the image.
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Notes
• You cannot use [MF Assist] during movie recording.
• When an A-mount lens (sold separately) is attached, pressing
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2 Turn the focusing ring to adjust the focus.
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Sets the length of time the image will be shown in an expanded form for the [MF Assist]
function.
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1 MENU t [Setup] t [MF Assist Time] t desired setting.
Enlarges the display until
5 Sec
Enlarges the image for 5 seconds.
2 Sec
Enlarges the image for 2 seconds.
Note
is selected.
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No Limit
• This item cannot be set when [MF Assist] is set to [Off].
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The way colors are represented with combinations of numbers or the range of color
reproduction is called “color space.” You can change the color space, depending on your
purpose.
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Color Space
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Color Space] t desired setting.
This is the standard color space of the digital camera. Use sRGB
in normal shooting, such as when you intend to print out the
images without any modification.
AdobeRGB
This has a wide range of color reproduction. When a large part of
the subject is vivid green or red, Adobe RGB is effective.
The file name of the image starts with “_DSC.”
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sRGB
Notes
Menu
• Adobe RGB is for applications or printers that support color management and DCF2.0 option color space.
Using some applications or printers that do not support them may result in or print images that do not
faithfully reproduce the color.
• When displaying images that were recorded with Adobe RGB on the camera or non-Adobe RGBcompliant devices, the images are displayed with low saturation.
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Sets whether or not you use the SteadyShot function of the lens.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [SteadyShot] t desired setting.
Uses SteadyShot.
Off
Does not use SteadyShot. This setting is recommended when
you use a tripod.
Notes
• [On] is selected when using the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
• You cannot set [SteadyShot] when the name of the lens attached does not contain “OSS”, such as
“E16 mm F2.8,” or when you are using an A-mount lens (sold separately).
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On
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Sets whether or not the shutter can be released when no lens is attached.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Release w/o Lens] t desired setting.
Releases the shutter when no lens is attached. Select this when
you attach the camera on an astronomical telescope, etc.
Disable
Releases the shutter only when a lens is attached.
Note
• Correct metering cannot be achieved when you use lenses that do not provide a lens contact, such as the
lens of an astronomical telescope. In such cases, adjust the exposure manually by checking it on the
recorded image.
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Enable
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Sets whether or not to use autofocus when you look through an Electronic Viewfinder
(sold separately) attached to the camera.
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Eye-Start AF
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Eye-Start AF] t desired setting.
Auto focusing starts when you look through the Electronic
Viewfinder.
Off
Auto focusing does not start when you look through the
Electronic Viewfinder.
Note
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On
• This item is available only when the LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor (sold separately) is attached.
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The electronic front curtain shutter function shortens the time lag between shutter
releases.
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Front Curtain Shutter
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Front Curtain Shutter] t desired setting.
Uses the electronic front curtain shutter function.
Off
Does not use the electronic front curtain shutter function.
Notes
• When you shoot at high shutter speeds with a large diameter lens attached, the ghosting of a blurred area
may occur, depending on the subject or shooting conditions. In such cases, set this item to [Off].
• When a lens made by another manufacturer (including a Minolta/Konica-Minolta lens) is used, set this
item to [Off]. If you set this item to [On], the correct exposure will not be set or the image brightness will
be uneven.
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On
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When you set the shutter speed to a second or longer (Long exposure shooting), noise
reduction is turned on for the same duration that the shutter is open. This is to reduce the
grainy noise typical in a long exposure.
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Long Exposure NR
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Long Exposure NR] t desired setting.
Activates noise reduction for the same duration that the shutter is
open. When noise reduction is in progress, a message appears
and you cannot take another picture. Select this to prioritize the
image quality.
Off
Does not activate noise reduction. Select this to prioritize the
timing of shooting.
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On
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• [Long Exposure NR] is set to [Off] in the following modes:
– [Cont. Shooting]
– [Spd Priority Cont.]
– [Bracket: Cont.]
– [Sports Action], [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
• [Long Exposure NR] is set to [On] in the following modes:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection] (except [Sports Action], [Hand-held Twilight])
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When shooting with the high ISO, the camera reduces the noise that becomes more
noticeable when the camera sensitivity is high. When noise reduction is in progress, a
message may appear and you cannot take another picture.
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High ISO NR
1 MENU t [Setup] t [High ISO NR] t desired setting.
Activates high ISO noise reduction normally.
Low
Activates high ISO noise reduction moderately. Select this to
prioritize the timing of shooting.
Note
Menu
• Noise reduction is not available in the following modes:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– RAW images
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Normal
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Compensates for the shaded corners of the screen, caused by certain lens characteristics.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Lens Comp.: Shading] t desired setting.
Compensates for darker corners of the screen automatically.
Off
Does not compensate for darker corners of the screen.
Note
• This item is available only with an E-mount lens.
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Auto
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Reduces the color deviation at the corners of the screen, caused by certain lens
characteristics.
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Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber.] t desired setting.
Reduces the color deviation automatically.
Off
Does not compensate for the color deviation.
Note
• This item is available only with an E-mount lens.
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Auto
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Compensates for the distortion of the screen, caused by certain lens characteristics.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Lens Comp.: Distortion] t desired setting.
Compensates for distortion of the screen automatically.
Off
Does not compensate for distortion of the screen.
Note
• This item is available only with an E-mount lens.
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Auto
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Sets whether to preferentially-track a certain face or not when the camera detects that
face during object tracking.
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Face Priority Tracking
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Face Priority Tracking] t desired setting.
Off
Does not preferentially-track the face.
If you set the detected face as a target, even when [Face Priority
Tracking] is set to [Off], the camera tracks the body when the
face is not visible. If the targeted person disappears from the
screen while the camera is tracking him/her, and then returns to
the screen, the camera focuses on that face again.
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Preferentially-tracks the face.
When the face is not visible on the LCD screen, the camera
tracks the body, but when the face is visible, the camera tracks
the face. If the targeted person disappears from the screen while
the camera is tracking him/her, and then returns to the screen, the
camera focuses on that face again.
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On
Note
• When [Face Detection] is set to [Off], [Face Priority Tracking] is set to [Off] and cannot be reset.
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Sets whether or not you record the sound during movie recording.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Movie Audio Rec] t desired setting.
Records sound (stereo).
Off
Does not record sound.
Note
• The sound of the lens and the camera in operation will also be recorded, when [On] is selected.
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On
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Sets whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Wind Noise Reduct.] t desired setting.
Reduces wind noise.
Off
Does not reduce wind noise.
Notes
• Setting this item to [On] where wind is not blowing sufficiently hard may cause normal sound to be
recorded with too low volume.
• When using a microphone (sold separately), the wind noise reduction will not be carried out even if it is
set to [On].
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On
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134GB
Allows you to adjust and register an autofocused position for each lens, when using an
A-mount lens with the LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor (sold separately).
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AF Micro Adj.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [AF Micro Adj.].
3 [amount] t desired value t OK.
Sets whether or not to use the [AF Micro Adj.] function. Select [On] to
use it.
amount
Allows you to select an optimum value between –20 and +20.
Selecting a larger value shifts the autofocused position away from the
camera. Selecting a smaller value shifts the autofocused position
closer to the camera.
Clear
Clears the value you set.
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• It is recommended that you adjust the position under actual shooting conditions.
• When you attach a lens for which you have already registered a value, the registered value appears on the
screen. [±0] appears for lens for which a value has yet to be registered.
• If [–] appears, more than 30 lenses have been registered. If you want to register another lens, you must
first clear a value. Attach a lens of the value to be cleared and select [±0]. If you want to clear all
registered values, select [Clear].
• Use [AF Micro Adj.] with Sony, Minolta, and Konika-Minolta lenses only. If you use [AF Micro Adj.]
with other brands of lenses, the registered value may be affected.
• You cannot set [AF Micro Adj.] individually for a Sony, Minolta, and Konika-Minolta lens of the same
specification.
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AF Adjustment
Setting
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2 [AF Adjustment Setting] t [On].
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Allows you to select whether to always display the first screen of the menu or to display
the screen of the item you set the last time.
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Menu start
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Menu start] t desired setting.
Always displays the first screen of the menu.
Previous
Displays the last item set. This will make it easier to quickly
reset the last item you set previously.
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Assigning functions to the various keys allows you to speed up operations by pressing
the appropriate key on the shooting information screen.
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Custom Key Settings
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Custom Key Settings]
t desired setting.
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Soft Key C
Right Key
Menu
Soft Key B
Right Key Setting
Shoot Mode
ISO
White Balance
AF/MF Select
Metering Mode
Autofocus Mode
DRO/Auto HDR
Autofocus Area
Picture Effect
Object Tracking
Creative Style
Zoom
Flash Mode
Face Detection
Flash Comp.
Smile Shutter
MF Assist
Auto Port. Framing
AEL toggle (page 140)
Soft Skin Effect
Not set
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Shoot. Tips
Quality
Soft key B Setting
Shoot Mode
White Balance
Shoot. Tips
Metering Mode
Autofocus Mode
DRO/Auto HDR
Object Tracking
Picture Effect
Zoom
Creative Style
Face Detection
Flash Mode
Smile Shutter
Flash Comp.
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MF Assist
Soft Skin Effect
AEL toggle (page 140)
Quality
Not set
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Auto Port. Framing
ISO
Soft key C Setting
Calls a recording mode.
Custom
Calls a function assigned to [Custom 1], [Custom 2], [Custom
3], [Custom 4], or [Custom 5].
Custom 1 to 5
AF/MF Select
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Shoot Mode
Autofocus Mode
Autofocus Area
Menu
Face Detection
Smile Shutter
Auto Port. Framing
Soft Skin Effect
Quality
ISO
[Custom 2]
White Balance
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[Custom 1]
Metering Mode
[Custom 3]
DRO/Auto HDR
Picture Effect
Creative Style
Flash Mode
[Custom 4]/[Custom 5]
Not set
Notes
• [Custom Key Settings] is available with the following shooting modes. A function that has been assigned
to the right key, soft key B, and soft key C on the control wheel is called only in the following shooting
mode.
– [Manual Exposure]
– [Shutter Priority]
– [Aperture Priority]
– [Program Auto]
• The setting of [Soft key B Setting] is invalid:
– when the Object Tracking function is activated.
– when [Autofocus Area] is set to [Flexible Spot]
• You do not have to set up all the [Custom 1], [Custom 2], [Custom 3], [Custom 4], and [Custom 5] items.
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1 Press soft key C when CUSTOM (Custom)
is displayed.
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2 Select [Custom 1], [Custom 2], [Custom 3],
[Custom 4], or [Custom 5] by pressing the
right/left of the control wheel.
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Calling a function assigned to [Custom] of soft
key C
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When it is hard to obtain an appropriate exposure for the subject, this function allows
you to lock the exposure by focusing on and measuring the light of an area that has the
desired brightness.
2 Select [AEL toggle].
The right key or soft key B becomes the AEL button.
3 Aim the camera at an area to which you want to match the exposure.
The exposure is set.
4 Press the AEL button.
The exposure is locked, and
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1 MENU t [Setup] t [Custom Key Settings] t [Right Key Setting] or
[Soft key B Setting].
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AEL toggle
(AE lock) lights up.
5 Focus on your subject and shoot it.
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6 To cancel the exposure lock, press the AEL button again.
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Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Beep] t desired setting.
Turns on audible signals when you press the control wheel or
soft keys.
Off
Turns off the audible signal.
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On
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Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [
Language] t desired language.
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Language
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Sets the date and time again.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Date/Time Setup].
3 Select OK.
Daylight Svg.:
Selects [ON] or [OFF].
Date Format:
Selects the date and time display format.
Menu
Note
• The camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. By using “PlayMemories Home”
on the CD-ROM (supplied), you can print or save images with the date.
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2 Press the right or left of the control wheel to
select an item, and press the top or bottom
of it to select the desired setting.
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Date/Time Setup
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Sets the area where you are using the camera. This allows you to set the local area when
you use the camera abroad.
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Area Setting
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Area Setting] t
desired setting.
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2 Press the right or left of the control wheel to
select an area.
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You can select whether or not the help guide is displayed when you operate the camera.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Help Guide Display] t desired setting.
Displays the help guide.
Off
Does not display the help guide.
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On
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You can shorten the waiting time until the camera is turned off when it is not being
operated to prevent the battery from being consumed.
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Eco Mode
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Eco Mode] t desired setting.
Sets [Power Save] to [10 Sec] and the brightness of the
LCD screen is darker. If you do not operate the camera for a
given period of time, the brightness of the LCD screen is
reduced.
Standard
Follows the setting of [Power Save].
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Max
Note
• When the AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold separately) is used, this item cannot be set to [Max].
Menu
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You can set time intervals for the camera to switch to power save mode. Pressing the
shutter button halfway down returns the camera to the shooting mode.
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Power Save
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Power Save] t desired setting.
Switches to power save mode after the set time.
5 Min
1 Min
20 Sec
10 Sec
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30 Min
Note
Menu
• Turn off the camera when you do not use it for a long time.
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You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [LCD Brightness] t desired setting.
Allows you to adjust the brightness within the range of –2 to +2.
Sunny Weather
Sets the brightness appropriately for shooting outdoors.
Sample photo
Manual
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LCD Brightness
Menu
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When an Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately) is attached, the brightness of the
Electronic Viewfinder is automatically adjusted to the ambient lighting conditions.
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Viewfinder Bright.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Viewfinder Bright.]
Auto
Adjust the brightness automatically.
Manual
Allows you to adjust the brightness within the range of –1 to +1.
Sample photo
2 Look through the viewfinder and select the desired setting.
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Selects the color of the LCD screen.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Display Color] t desired setting.
Black
Blue
Pink
Turns to the selected color.
Sample photo
White
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Menu
Index
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Selects the method used for displaying the wide images.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Wide Image] t desired setting.
Displays the wide images on the entire
screen.
Normal
Displays the wide images and the
operation information on the screen.
Sample photo
Full Screen
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Menu
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Selects the orientation when playing back still images recorded in the portrait position.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Playback Display] t desired setting.
Displays in the portrait position.
Manual Rotate
Displays in the landscape position.
Sample photo
Auto Rotate
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Menu
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When you connect the camera to a High Definition (HD) TV with HDMI terminals using
an HDMI cable (sold separately), you can select HDMI Resolution to output images to
the TV.
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HDMI Resolution
1 MENU t [Setup] t [HDMI Resolution] t desired setting.
The camera automatically recognizes an HD TV and sets the
output resolution.
1080p
Outputs signals in HD picture quality (1080p).
1080i
Outputs signals in HD picture quality (1080i).
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Auto
Note
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• If you cannot display the screen properly with the [Auto] setting, select either [1080i] or [1080p]
depending on the TV to be connected.
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When connecting the camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync compatible TV with an HDMI cable
(sold separately), you can play back images on your camera by the TV’s remote control
aiming at the TV. See page 169 on “BRAVIA” Sync.
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CTRL FOR HDMI
1 MENU t [Setup] t [CTRL FOR HDMI] t desired setting.
Operates the camera with the TV remote control.
Off
Does not operate the camera with the TV remote control.
Note
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On
• You can perform the operation of the camera with the remote control of your TV by connecting your
camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync compatible TV.
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Selects the method used for a USB connection.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [USB Connection] t desired setting.
Mass Storage
Establishes a Mass Storage connection between the camera, a
computer, and other USB devices.
MTP
Establishes an MTP connection between the camera, a computer,
and other USB devices. Windows 7 computers are connected in
MTP, and its unique functions are enabled to use. In the case of
other computers (Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X), the AutoPlay
Wizard appears, and the still images in the recording folder on
the camera are imported to the computer.
Menu
Establishes a Mass Storage or MTP connection automatically, in
accordance with a computer or other USB devices to be
connected. Windows 7 computers are connected in MTP, and its
unique functions are enabled to use.
Sample photo
Auto
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Notes
• The connection may take a long time when [Auto] is selected.
• If the camera is not recognized by the computer, set [USB Connection] to [Mass Storage].
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Allows you to clean the image sensor.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Cleaning Mode] t OK.
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Cleaning Mode
The message “After cleaning, turn camera off. Continue?” appears.
2 Select OK.
4 Detach the lens.
5 Use the blower to clean the image sensor
surface and the surrounding area.
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The anti-dust is activated automatically.
3 Turn the camera off.
6 Attach the lens.
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• A blower is not supplied with the camera. Use a commercially available blower.
• Cleaning can be performed only when the battery level is
(3 remaining battery icons) or more. The
use of an AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold separately) is recommended.
• Do not use a spray blower because it may scatter water droplets inside the camera body.
• Do not put the tip of a blower into the cavity beyond the mount, so that the tip of the blower does not
touch the image sensor.
• Hold the camera’s face downward to prevent the dust from resettling in the camera.
• Do not apply a mechanical shock to the camera during cleaning.
• When cleaning the image sensor with a blower, do not blow too hard.
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Displays the version of your camera and lens. Confirm the version when a firmware
update is released.
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Version
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Version].
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Note
• An update can be performed only when the battery level is
(3 remaining battery icons) or more. We
recommend that you use a sufficient battery or the AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold separately).
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The [Demo Mode] function displays the movies recorded on the memory card
automatically (demonstration), when the camera has not been operated for a certain time.
Normally select [Off].
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Demo Mode
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Demo Mode] t desired setting.
The demonstration begins automatically when the camera is not
operated for about 1 minute. Only protected AVCHD movies are
available.
Off
Does not show the demonstration.
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On
Notes
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• You can set this item only when the camera is powered by the AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold separately).
• Even if [On] is selected, the camera does not start a demonstration when there is no movie recorded on
the memory card.
• When [On] is selected, the camera does not switch to power save mode.
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Initializes the setting to the default setting.
Even if you activate [Reset Default], the images are retained.
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Reset Default
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Reset Default] t OK.
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Notes
• Be sure not to turn off the camera while resetting.
• Following settings are not reset:
– [Date/Time Setup]
– [Area Setting]
– Faces registered with [Face Registration]
– The values registered with [AF Micro Adj.]
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Formats the memory card. When you use a memory card with this camera for the first
time, it is recommended that you format the card using the camera for stable
performance of the memory card before shooting. Note that formatting permanently
erases all data on the memory card, and is unrecoverable. Save precious data on a
computer, etc.
Notes
• Formatting permanently erases all data including even protected images.
• During the format, the access lamp lights up. Do not eject the memory card while the lamp is lit.
• Format the memory card using the camera. If you format it on a computer, the memory card may not be
usable with the camera, depending on the format type used.
• You cannot format a memory card when the remaining battery is less than 1 %.
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1 MENU t [Setup] t [Format] t OK.
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Menu
Index
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Selects the method for assigning file numbers to images.
1 MENU t [Setup] t [File Number] t desired setting.
The camera does not reset numbers, and assigns numbers to files
in sequence until the number reaches “9999.”
Reset
The camera resets numbers when a file is recorded in a new
folder and assigns numbers to files from “0001.” When the
recording folder contains a file, a number one higher than the
largest number is assigned.
Sample photo
Series
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File Number
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Still images you shoot are recorded in a folder that is automatically created under the
DCIM folder on the memory card. You can change the folder name form.
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Folder Name
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Folder Name] t desired setting.
The folder name form is as follows: folder number + MSDCF.
Example: 100MSDCF
Date Form
The folder name form is as follows: folder number + Y (the last
digit)/MM/DD.
Example: 10020405 (Folder number: 100, date: 04/05/2012)
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Standard Form
Note
• The movie folder form is fixed as “folder number + ANV01”. You cannot change this name.
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When a standard form folder is selected and there are 2 or more folders, you can select
the recording folder to be used to record still images.
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Select Shoot. Folder
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Select Shoot. Folder] t desired folder.
Sample photo
Notes
• You cannot select the folder when you select the [Date Form] setting.
• Movie (MP4) files are recorded in a folder for movies that has the same number as the selected folder for
still images.
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Creates a folder in the memory card for recording images.
Images are recorded in the newly created folder until you create another folder or select
another recording folder.
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New Folder
1 MENU t [Setup] t [New Folder].
Notes
• A folder for still images and a folder for MP4 movies that have the same number are created at the same
time.
• When you insert a memory card that was used with other equipment into the camera and shoot images, a
new folder may be automatically created.
• Up to 4,000 images in total can be stored in the folders for still images or movies, respectively, with the
same number. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new folder is created automatically.
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A new folder is created with a number incremented 1 higher than the largest number
currently used.
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When inconsistencies are found in the image database file, caused by processing files on
computers, etc., images on the memory card will not be played back in this form. If this
happens, the camera repairs the file.
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Recover Image DB
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Recover Image DB] t OK.
Note
• Use a sufficiently charged battery. Low battery power during repairing can cause damage to data.
Sample photo
The [Recover Image DB] screen is displayed, and the camera repairs the file.
Wait as it is until repairing is completed.
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Displays the remaining recording time of movies on the memory card. Number of
recordable still images is also displayed.
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Display Card Space
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Display Card Space].
Sample photo
Menu
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Sets whether or not you use the upload function when using an Eye-Fi card
(commercially available). This item appears when an Eye-Fi card is inserted in the
camera.
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Upload Settings
1 MENU t [Setup] t [Upload Settings] t desired setting.
Enables the upload function. The icon on the screen changes
according to the communication status of the camera.
Standby. No images are to be sent.
Connecting.
Upload standby.
Uploading.
Error
Off
Disables the upload function.
•
•
•
•
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The Eco Mode function does not work while the camera is uploading images.
Eye-Fi cards are sold in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, and some countries in the EU (as of March in 2012).
For more information, please contact the manufacturer or vendor directly.
Eye-Fi cards can be used only in the countries/regions where they were purchased. Use Eye-Fi cards in
accordance with the law of the countries/regions where you purchased the card.
• Do not use an Eye-Fi card inserted in the camera on an airplane. If there is an Eye-Fi card inserted in the
camera, set [Upload Settings] to [Off].
is displayed on the screen when [Upload Settings] is set to
[Off].
Menu
Notes
Sample photo
On
Transferring images using an Eye-Fi card
1 Set your Wi-Fi network or destination on the Eye-Fi card.
For details, refer to the manual supplied with the Eye-Fi card.
2 Insert the Eye-Fi card you have set up into the camera, and shoot still
images.
Images are transferred to your computer, etc., automatically via the Wi-Fi network.
Notes
• When you use a brand-new Eye-Fi card for the first time, copy the install file of Eye-Fi manager recorded
on the card to your computer before formatting the card.
• Use an Eye-Fi card after updating the firmware to the latest version. For details, refer to the operating
instructions that comes with the Eye-Fi card.
• The power save function of the camera does not work while it is transferring images.
• If
(error) is displayed, remove the memory card and reinsert it, or turn off then turn on the power
again. If
appears again, the Eye-Fi card may be damaged.
• Wi-Fi network communication may be influenced by other communication devices. If the
communication status is poor, move closer to the access point of the Wi-Fi network.
• For details on the file types that can be uploaded, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the
Eye-Fi card.
• This product does not support the Eye-Fi “Endless Memory Mode.” Make sure that Eye-Fi cards that you
insert into this product have “Endless Memory Mode” turned off.
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Connecting with other equipment
To view images recorded on the camera on a TV, an HDMI cable (sold separately) and
an HD TV equipped with an HDMI connector are required. Refer also to the operating
instructions supplied with the TV.
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1 Turn off both your camera and the TV.
3 Turn on the TV and switch the input.
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2 Connect the camera to the TV with an HDMI
cable (sold separately).
1 To the HDMI
connector
HDMI cable
4 Turn on the camera, then press the
(Playback) button to select playback
mode.
Menu
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV screen.
Select the desired image with the control wheel.
2 To the HDMI
terminal
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• Some devices may not work properly.
• Sounds are output only while recording or playing back movies, when the camera is connected with an
HDMI cable.
• Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo.
• Use an HDMI mini connector on one end (for the camera), and a plug suitable for connecting your TV on
the other end.
• Do not connect the output connector of the device with the HDMI terminal on the camera. This may
cause a malfunction.
• Even if the Peaking function is activated, the outline of in-focus ranges is not enhanced when the camera
is connected using an HDMI cable.
z On “PhotoTV HD”
This camera is compatible with the “PhotoTV HD” standard.
By connecting Sony’s PhotoTV HD-compatible devices using an HDMI cable (sold
separately), a whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtaking Full HD quality.
“PhotoTV HD” allows for a highly-detailed, photo-like expression of subtle textures and
colors. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
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By connecting the camera to a TV that supports “BRAVIA” Sync using an HDMI cable
(sold separately), you can operate the camera with the TV Remote Control.
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Using “BRAVIA” Sync
1 Connect a TV that supports “BRAVIA” Sync to the camera.
2 Press the SYNC MENU button on the TV Remote Control.
3 Operate with the buttons on the TV Remote Control.
Item
Operation
Slide Show
Plays back images automatically.
Play 1 Image
Returns to the single-image screen.
Switches to the image index screen.
3D Viewing
Plays back 3D images on a connected 3D TV.
View Mode
Allows you to determine how to group the playback images.
Delete
Deletes the image.
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Image Index
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The input is automatically switched and the image shot with the camera appears on the
TV screen.
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• The operations available are restricted when the camera is connected to a TV using an HDMI cable.
• Only TVs that support “BRAVIA” Sync can provide SYNC MENU operations. The SYNC MENU
operations differ depending on the TV connected. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the TV.
• If the camera performs unnecessary operations in response to the TV Remote Control when the camera is
connected to another manufacturer’s TV using an HDMI connection, operate MENU t [Setup] t
[CTRL FOR HDMI] t [Off].
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To view 3D panorama images recorded on the camera on a 3D TV, set as follows.
1 Connect the camera to the 3D TV using an
HDMI cable (sold separately).
1 To the HDMI
connector
HDMI cable
3D panorama images shot with the camera appear on the
TV screen.
When [Standard] or [Wide] is selected, you can scroll
3D panorama images by pressing the center of the
control wheel.
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2 MENU t [Playback] t [3D Viewing] t
OK.
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2 To the HDMI
terminal
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• When you select [3D Viewing] mode, only 3D images are displayed.
• Do not connect the camera and equipment to be connected using output terminals. When the camera and
TV are connected using output terminals, no video and sound are produced. Such connection can also
cause trouble of the camera and/or connected equipment.
• This function may not work properly with some TVs. For example, you may not be able to view a video
on your TV, output in 3D mode or hear sound from the TV.
• Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo.
• Use an HDMI mini connector on one end (for the camera), and a plug suitable for connecting your TV on
the other end.
z To view normal still images on a TV
If you select [3D Viewing], only 3D images are displayed on the TV.
To view normal still images, press the bottom of the control wheel to finish [3D Viewing].
To return to 3D, press the bottom of the control wheel again.
To display the image index, select MENU t [Playback] t [Image Index].
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Following applications are contained on the CD-ROM (supplied) to allow more versatile
use of images shot with your camera.
• “Image Data Converter”
You can open RAW format image files.
• “PlayMemories Home”
You can import still images or movies recorded with the camera to your computer so
that you can view them, and use various convenient features to enhance the images
you have shot.
For detailed notes on installation, also see page 173.
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Using with your computer
• Use “Image Data Converter” to play back RAW images.
• “PlayMemories Home” is not compatible with Mac computers. When you play back images on Mac
computers, use the appropriate application software supplied with the Mac computer.
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Recommended computer environment
(Windows)
The following computer environment is recommended when using the supplied software
and importing images via a USB connection.
Microsoft Windows XP* SP3/Windows Vista** SP2/Windows 7
SP1
“PlayMemories
Home”
CPU: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster
For playing/editing the High Definition movies: Intel Core Duo
1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster (Intel
Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (AVC HD (FX/FH)))
Memory: Windows XP 512MB or more (1 GB or more is
recommended), Windows Vista/Windows 7 1 GB or more
Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation—approximately
500 MB
Display: Screen resolution—1024 × 768 dots or more
“Image Data
Converter Ver.4”
CPU/Memory: Pentium 4 or faster/1 GB or more
Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more
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OS (pre-installed)
* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0
or later is required to use the function for creating discs.
** Starter (Edition) is not supported.
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The following computer environment is recommended when using the supplied software
and importing images via a USB connection.
USB Connection: Mac OS X v10.3 – v10.7
“Image Data Converter Ver.4”: Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6
(Snow Leopard), v10.7 (Lion)
“Image Data
Converter Ver.4”
CPU: Intel processors, such as Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2
Duo
Memory: 1 GB or more is recommended.
Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more
Notes
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• Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described above
or in a multi-boot environment.
• If you connect 2 or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some devices, including the
camera, may not operate, depending on the types of USB devices you are using.
• Connecting the camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) allows
advanced transfer (high speed transfer), as the camera is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0).
• When your computer resumes activity from suspend or sleep mode, communication between the camera
and your computer may not recover at the same time.
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Using the software
Installing the software (Windows)
Log on as Administrator.
The installation menu screen appears.
• If it does not appear, double-click [Computer] (For Windows XP: [My Computer]) t
(PMHOME) t [Install.exe].
• If the AutoPlay screen appears, select “Run Install.exe” and follow the instructions that appear on the
screen to proceed with the installation.
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1 Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the
CD-ROM drive.
2 Connect the camera to the computer (page 176).
3 Click [Install].
• When the restarting confirmation message appears, restart the computer following the instructions
on the screen.
• DirectX may be installed depending on the system environment of your computer.
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Make sure that both “Image Data Converter” and “PlayMemories Home” are checked and
follow the instructions on the screen.
4 Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete.
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The following software is installed and shortcut icons appear on the desktop.
“Image Data Converter”
“PlayMemories Home”
“PlayMemories Home Help Guide”
Note
• If “PMB” (Picture Motion Browser) supplied with a camera that was purchased before 2011 has already
been installed on the computer, “PMB” will be overwritten by “PlayMemories Home,” and you may be
unable to use some functions of “PMB” that were previously available.
Installing the software (Mac)
Log on as Administrator.
1 Turn on your Mac computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the
CD-ROM drive.
2 Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
3 Copy the [IDC_INST.pkg] file in the [MAC] folder to the hard disk icon.
4 Double-click the [IDC_INST.pkg] file in the copy-to folder.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
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z To use “Image Data Converter”
“Image Data Converter” support page (English only)
http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/
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Refer to Help.
Click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Image Data Converter] t [Help] t [Image Data
Converter Ver.4].
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With “Image Data Converter” you can do the following, etc.:
• To edit images recorded in RAW format with various corrections, such as tone curve,
and sharpness.
• To adjust images with white balance, exposure, and Creative Style, etc.
• To save the images displayed and edited on a computer.
You can either save the image as RAW format or save it in the general file format.
• To display and compare the RAW images and JPEG images recorded by this camera.
• To rank images in 5 grades.
• To apply color labels, etc.
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With “PlayMemories Home” you can do the following, etc.:
• To set images shot with the camera and display them on the computer.
• To organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view them.
• To retouch (Red Eye Correction, etc.), print, and send still images as e-mail
attachments, change the shooting date and more.
• To print or save still images with the date.
• To create a Blu-ray Disc or DVD disc from AVCHD movies imported to a computer.
(An internet connection environment is required when a Blu-ray Disc/DVD disc is
created for the first time.)
Notes
• “PlayMemories Home” is not compatible with Mac computers. When you play back images on Mac
computers, use the appropriate application software supplied with the Mac computer.
• Movies recorded with the [60i 24M(FX)/50i 24M(FX)]/[24p 24M(FX)/25p 24M(FX)] setting in [Record
Setting] are converted by “PlayMemories Home” in order to create an AVCHD recording disc. This
conversion can take a long time. Also, you cannot create a disc with the original image quality. If you
want to keep the original image quality, you must store your movies on a Blu-ray Disc.
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Refer to “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”
Double-click the shortcut of
(PlayMemories Home Help Guide) on the desktop. Or,
click [Start] t [All Programs] t [PlayMemories Home] t [PlayMemories Home Help
Guide].
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“PlayMemories Home” support page (English only)
http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/
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2 Turn on the camera and the computer.
3 Connect the camera to your computer.
1 To a USB terminal of the
computer
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1 Insert a sufficiently charged battery pack into
the camera, or connect the camera to a wall
outlet (wall socket) using the AC-PW20 AC
Adaptor (sold separately).
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USB cable
(supplied)
When a USB connection is established for the first time,
your computer automatically runs a program to
recognize the camera. Wait for a while.
2 To the USB terminal
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Importing images to the computer (Windows)
Importing images to the computer without using “PlayMemories
Home”
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“PlayMemories Home” allows you to easily import images.
For details on “PlayMemories Home” functions, see the “PlayMemories Home Help
Guide.”
When the AutoPlay Wizard appears after making a USB connection between the camera
and a computer, click [Open folder to view files] t [OK] t [DCIM] or [MP_ROOT]
t copy the desired images to the computer.
Notes
• For operations such as importing AVCHD movies to the computer, use “PlayMemories Home.”
• When the camera is connected to the computer, if you operate AVCHD movies or folders from the
connected computer, images may be damaged or cannot be played. Do not delete or copy AVCHD
movies on the memory card from the computer. Sony is not held liable for consequences resulting from
such operations via the computer.
Importing images to the computer (Mac)
1 Connect the camera to your Mac computer first. Double-click the newly
recognized icon on the desktop t the folder where the images you want
to import are stored.
2 Drag and drop the image files to the hard disk icon.
The image files are copied to the hard disk.
3 Double-click the hard disk icon t the desired image file in the folder
containing the copied files.
The image is displayed.
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z The software for Mac computers
For details on other software for Mac computers, access the following URL:
http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
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Deleting the USB connection
Perform the procedures from step 1 to 2 below before:
• Disconnecting the USB cable.
• Removing the memory card.
• Turning off the camera.
1 Double-click the disconnect icon on the
tasktray.
• For Windows 7, click
, then click
Windows Vista
.
Disconnect icon
Menu
2 Click
(Safely remove USB Mass Storage
Device).
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• Drag and drop the icon of the memory card or the drive icon to the “Trash” icon beforehand when you use
a Mac computer, and the camera is disconnected from the computer.
• With Windows 7, the disconnect icon may not be displayed. In such cases, you can disconnect without
following the above procedure.
• Do not disconnect the USB cable when the access lamp is lit. The data may be damaged.
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Depending on the disc type, playable devices may vary. Select the method that suits your
disc player.
Here, 2 ways of creating a disc of movies are described; creating a disc with a computer
using “PlayMemories Home” or creating a disc with devices other than a computer such
as a recorder.
Record setting available Player
FX
FH
Blu-ray Disc playback
devices
(Sony Blu-ray Disc player,
PlayStation®3, etc.)
To keep high-definition image
quality (HD)
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–*
To keep standard definition image
quality (STD)
Ordinary DVD playback
devices
(DVD player, computer that
can play DVD, etc.)
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To keep high-definition image
quality (HD) (AVCHD recording
disc)
AVCHD format playback
devices
(Sony Blu-ray Disc player,
PlayStation®3, etc.)
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* When creating a disc using “PlayMemories Home,” changing the image quality to a lower setting allows
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Characteristics of each type of disc
Player
A Blu-ray Disc enables you to record high definition
image quality (HD) movies of a longer duration than
DVD discs.
High-definition image quality
(HD) (AVCHD recording disc)
Standard definition image quality (STD) movie converted
from high definition image quality (HD) movie can be
recorded on DVD media, such as DVD-R discs, and a
standard image quality (STD) disc is created.
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Standard definition image quality
(STD)
High definition image quality (HD) movie can be
recorded on DVD media, such as DVD-R discs, and a
high definition image quality (HD) disc is created.
• You can play a high definition image quality (HD) disc
on AVCHD format playback devices, such as a Sony
Blu-ray Disc player and a PlayStation®3. You cannot
play the disc on ordinary DVD players.
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High-definition image quality
(HD)
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Disc type
Features
DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+R DL
Unrewritable
DVD-RW/DVD+RW
Rewritable
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You can use 12 cm discs of following type with “PlayMemories Home.” For Blu-ray Disc,
see page 180.
• Always maintain your PlayStation®3 to use the latest version of the PlayStation®3 system software.
• The PlayStation®3 may not be available in some countries/regions.
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You can create a high definition image quality (HD) AVCHD recording disc from
AVCHD movies imported to a computer using the software “PlayMemories Home.”
1 Start up [PlayMemories Home] and click
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Creating a high definition image quality (HD) disc
(AVCHD recording disc)
(Create Discs).
3 Select the AVCHD movies you want to write.
4 Click [Add].
• You can also add movies by a drag and drop operation.
5 Create the disc following the instruction on the screen.
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2 Select [AVCHD (HD)] from the drop-down list used for selecting a disc.
Notes
Install “PlayMemories Home” beforehand.
Still images and MP4 movie files cannot be recorded on the AVCHD recording disc.
It may take a long time to create a disc.
Movies recorded with the[60i 24M(FX)/50i 24M(FX)]/[24p 24M(FX)/25p 24M(FX)] setting in [Record
Setting] are converted by “PlayMemories Home” in order to create an AVCHD recording disc. This
conversion can take a long time. Also, you cannot create a disc with the original image quality. If you
want to keep the original image quality, you must store your movies on a Blu-ray Disc.
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•
z Playing AVCHD recording disc on a computer
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You can play back the discs using “PlayMemories Home.” Select the DVD drive that hold
the disc and click [Player for AVCHD] on “PlayMemories Home.”
See “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” for details.
• Movies may not be played smoothly depending on the computer environment.
Creating a Blu-ray Disc
You can create a Blu-ray Disc with AVCHD movies previously imported to a computer.
Your computer must support the creation of a Blu-ray Disc.
BD-R (non-rewritable) and BD-RE (rewritable) media can be used to create a Blu-ray
Disc. You cannot add contents to either type of disc once it has been created.
To create Blu-ray Discs with “PlayMemories Home,” you have to install proprietary
add-on software. For details, access the following URL:
http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/BDUW/
See “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” for details.
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You can create a standard definition image quality (STD) disc from AVCHD movies
imported to a computer using supplied software “PlayMemories Home.”
1 Start up [PlayMemories Home] and click
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Creating a standard definition image quality
(STD) disc on a computer
(Create Discs).
3 Select the AVCHD movies you want to write.
4 Click [Add].
• You can also add movies by a drag and drop operation.
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2 Select [DVD-Video (STD)] from the drop-down list used for selecting a
disc.
5 Create the disc following the instruction on the screen.
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Creating a movie disc with a device other than a
computer
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• Install “PlayMemories Home” beforehand.
• MP4 movie files cannot be recorded on a disc.
• It will take a longer time to create a disc because AVCHD movies are converted to standard definition
image quality (STD) movies.
• An Internet connection environment is required when creating a DVD-Video (STD) disc for the first
time.
You can create a disc with a Blu-ray Disc recorder etc.
The disc type you can create depends on the device used.
Device
Disc type
Blu-ray Disc recorder: To create a
Blu-ray Disc or DVD with
standard image quality (STD)
High-definition
image quality
(HD)
Standard
definition image
quality (STD)
HDD recorder, etc.: To create a
DVD with standard image quality
(STD)
Standard definition image quality
(STD)
Note
• For details on creating a disc, refer to the operating manual that comes with the device used.
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You cannot print RAW images.
When you print images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off.
You cannot print panoramic images depending on the printer.
When you print at a shop, note the followings.
– Consult your photo printing service shop as to what types of memory card they handle.
– A memory card adaptor (sold separately) may be necessary. Consult your photo printing service shop.
– Before you take image data to a shop, always copy (back up) your data to a disk.
– You cannot set the number of prints.
– If you want to superimpose dates on images, consult your photo printing service shop.
• The camera is not compatible with “PictBridge.”
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•
•
•
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You can print still images using the following methods.
• Printing directly using a printer which supports your memory card type
For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the printer.
• Printing using a computer
You can import images to a computer using the “PlayMemories Home” software and
print the images. You can insert the date on the image and print it. For details, see the
“PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”
• Printing at a shop
You can take a memory card containing images shot with the camera to a photo
printing service shop. As long as the shop supports photo printing services conforming
to DPOF, you can make a
(Print order) mark on images in advance in the
playback mode so that you do not have to reselect them when you print them out at the
shop.
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If you experience trouble with the camera, try the following solutions.
1 Check the items on pages 183 to 188.
3 Reset the settings (page 159).
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4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
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2 Remove the battery pack, wait for about 1 minute, re-insert
the battery pack, then turn on the power.
Battery pack and power
The battery pack cannot be installed.
The remaining battery indicator is incorrect, or sufficient remaining battery
indicator is displayed but the power runs out too quickly.
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• When you insert the battery pack, use the tip of the battery pack to push the lock lever.
• You can use an NP-FW50 battery pack only. Make sure that the battery is NP-FW50.
• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location.
• The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack.
• The battery pack is dead. Replace it with a new one.
Cannot turn on the camera.
• Install the battery pack correctly.
• The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack.
• The battery pack is dead. Replace it with a new one.
The power turns off suddenly.
• When the camera or battery pack is too warm, the camera displays a warning message and turns off
automatically to protect the camera.
• If you do not operate the camera for given period of time, the camera turns to power saving mode. To
cancel the power save, operate the camera, such as pressing the shutter button halfway down
(page 147).
The charge lamp on the camera flashes when charging the battery pack.
• You can use an NP-FW50 battery pack only. Make sure that the battery is NP-FW50.
• If you charge a battery pack that has not been used for a long time, the charge lamp on the camera may
flash.
• The charge lamp flashes in two ways, fast (about 0.3-second intervals) and slow (about 1.3-second
intervals). If it is flashing fast, remove the battery pack and reattach the same battery pack securely, or
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• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location. Charge the
battery pack under the suitable temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F).
The battery pack is not charged.
• When the battery pack is not charged (the charge lamp does not light) even if you follow the proper
charging procedure, remove the battery pack and re-insert the same battery pack securely, or
disconnect and reconnect the USB cable.
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Shooting images
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The battery has not been charged even if the charge lamp on the camera has
turned off.
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disconnect and reconnect the USB cable. If the charge lamp flashes fast again, it suggests that there is
something wrong with the battery pack, AC Adaptor (supplied), or USB cable. Slow flashing
indicates that charging is suspended because the ambient temperature is outside the suitable range for
charging the battery pack. Charging will resume and the charge lamp will be lit when the ambient
temperature returns to within the suitable temperature. Charge the battery pack under the suitable
temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F).
Nothing is displayed on the LCD screen when the power is turned on.
• If you do not operate the camera for given period of time, the camera turns to power saving mode. To
cancel the power save, operate the camera, such as pressing the shutter button halfway down
(page 147).
The shutter does not release.
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• You are using a memory card with a write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the LOCK position.
Set the switch to the recording position.
• Check the free capacity of the memory card.
• You cannot record images while charging the flash.
• The lens is not attached properly. Attach the lens properly.
Recording takes a long time.
• The noise reduction function is turned on (pages 127, 128). This is not a malfunction.
• You are shooting in RAW mode (page 84). Since the RAW data file is large, the RAW mode shooting
may take time.
• The Auto HDR is processing an image (page 95).
The image is out of focus.
•
•
•
•
The subject is too close. Check the minimum focal distance of the lens.
You are shooting in manual focus mode. Set [AF/MF Select] to [Autofocus] (page 66).
Ambient light is insufficient.
The subject may require special focusing. Use the [Flexible Spot] (page 68) or manual focus function
(page 66).
The flash does not work.
• Press the (flash pop-up) button to pop up the flash.
• You cannot use a flash with the following recording mode:
– [Bracket: Cont.]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Night Scene] and [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
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Fuzzy white circular spots appear on images shot using the flash.
• Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air reflected the flash light and appeared on the image. This is not a
malfunction.
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The flash takes too long to recharge.
The image taken with the flash is too dark.
• If the subject is beyond the flash range (the distance that the flash can reach), the pictures will be dark
because the flash light does not reach the subject. If the ISO is changed, the flash range also changes
with it.
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• The flash has been fired in succession in a short period. When the flash has been fired in succession,
the recharging process may take longer than usual to avoid overheating of the camera.
The date and time are recorded incorrectly.
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• Set the correct date and time (page 143).
• The area selected with [Area Setting] is different from the actual area. Set the actual area by selecting
MENU t [Setup] t [Area Setting].
The aperture value and/or shutter speed flashes.
• Since the subject is too bright or too dark, it is beyond the available range of the camera. Adjust the
setting again.
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The image is whitish (Flare).
Blurring of light appears on the image (Ghosting).
• The picture was taken under a strong light source, and excessive light has entered the lens. When
using the zoom lens, attach a lens hood.
The corners of the picture are too dark.
• If any filter or hood is used, take it off and try shooting again. Depending on the thickness of the filter
and improper attachment of the hood, the filter or the hood may partially appear in the image. The
optical properties of some lenses may cause the periphery of the image to appear too dark (insufficient
light). You may compensate for this phenomenon with [Lens Comp.: Shading] (page 129).
The eyes of the subject come out red.
• Activate the Red Eye Reduction function (page 109).
• Get close to the subject, and shoot the subject within the flash range using the flash.
Dots appear and remain on the LCD screen.
• This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded.
The image is blurred.
• The picture was taken in a dark location without the flash, resulting in camera shake. The use of a
tripod or the flash is recommended (page 65). [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection] (page 53)
and [Anti Motion Blur] (page 55) are also effective in reducing blur.
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The exposure value is flashing on the LCD screen or the viewfinder.
The self-timer lamp does not flash.
• When the LCD screen is tilted upward about 180 degrees with [Self-portrait Self-timer] set to [On],
the self-timer lamp does not flash.
Images cannot be played back.
• The folder/file name has been changed on your computer.
• When an image file has been processed by a computer or when the image file was recorded using a
model other than that of your camera, playback on your camera is not guaranteed.
• The camera is in USB mode. Delete the USB connection (page 177).
• Use “PlayMemories Home” to play images stored on a computer with this camera.
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Viewing images
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• The subject is too bright or too dark for the metering range of the camera.
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Deleting/Editing images
The image cannot be deleted.
• Cancel the protection (page 104).
The image was deleted by mistake.
A DPOF mark cannot be put.
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• Once you have deleted an image, you cannot restore it. We recommend that you protect images that
you do not want to delete (page 104).
• You cannot mark DPOF marks on RAW images.
Computers
Not sure if the OS of the computer is compatible with the camera.
• Check “Recommended computer environment” (page 171).
The computer does not recognize the camera.
• Check that the camera is turned on.
• When the battery level is low, install the charged battery pack, or use the AC Adaptor (sold
separately).
• Use the USB cable (supplied) for connection.
• Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it again firmly.
• Set [USB Connection] to [Mass Storage] (page 155).
• Disconnect all equipment other than the camera, the keyboard and the mouse from the USB terminals
of your computer.
• Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other device.
Cannot copy images.
• Make the USB connection by properly connecting the camera with your computer (page 176).
• Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS.
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Cannot play back images on a computer.
• If you are using “PlayMemories Home,” refer to the “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”
• Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
• You are playing back the movie directly from the memory card. Import the movie to your computer
using “PlayMemories Home” and play it back.
After making a USB connection, “PlayMemories Home” does not start
automatically.
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The image and sound are interrupted by noise when viewing a movie on a
computer.
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• When you shoot images with a memory card formatted by a computer, you may not be able to copy
the images to a computer. Shoot using a memory card formatted by your camera.
• Make the USB connection after the computer is turned on (page 176).
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Memory card
Cannot insert a memory card.
• Insertion direction of the memory card is wrong. Insert it in the correct direction.
Cannot record on a memory card.
• The memory card is full. Delete unnecessary images (pages 31, 99).
• An unusable memory card is inserted.
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Formatted the memory card by mistake.
• All the data on the memory card is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore it.
Printing
Cannot print images.
• RAW images cannot be printed. To print RAW images, first convert them to JPEG images using
“Image Data Converter” on the supplied CD-ROM.
The color of the image is strange.
• When you print the images recorded in Adobe RGB mode using sRGB printers that are not
compatible with Adobe RGB (DCF2.0/Exif2.21 or later), the images are printed at a lower saturation.
Images are printed with both edges cut off.
• Depending on your printer, the left, right, top, and bottom edges of the image may be cut off.
Especially when you print an image shot with the aspect ratio set to [16:9], the lateral end of the image
may be cut off.
• When printing images using your own printer, cancel the trimming or borderless settings of the
printer. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these functions or not.
• When having images printed at a photo printing service shop, ask the shop whether they can print the
images without cutting off both edges.
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• Using “PlayMemories Home,” you can print images with date.
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• The camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. However, because the images
shot with the camera include information on the recording date, you can print images with the date
superimposed if the printer or the software can recognize Exif information. For compatibility with
Exif information, consult the manufacturer of the printer or the software.
• When you print images at a shop, images can be printed with the date if you ask them to do so.
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• Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour before using
it.
The message “Set Area/Date/Time.” appears when the camera is turned on.
• The camera has been left unused for sometime with a low battery or no battery pack. Charge the
battery pack and set the date again (page 143). If the message appears every time you charge the
battery pack, the internal rechargeable battery may be exhausted. Consult your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
• Correct or check the date and time setting by selecting MENU t [Setup] t [Date/Time Setup].
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The date and time are recorded incorrectly.
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The lens gets fogged.
The number of recordable images does not decrease, or decreases 2 images at a
time.
• This is because the compression rate and the image size after compression change depending on the
image when you shoot a JPEG image.
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The setting is reset without the resetting operation.
• The battery pack was removed when the power switch was set to ON. When removing the battery
pack, make sure the camera is turned off and the access lamp is not lit.
The camera does not work properly.
• Turn off the camera. Remove the battery pack and insert it again. If the camera is hot, remove the
battery pack, and allow it to cool down before trying this corrective procedure.
• If an AC Adaptor (sold separately) is used, disconnect the power cord. Connect the power cord and
turn on the camera again. If the camera does not work after doing these solutions, consult your Sony
dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
“--E-” is indicated on the screen.
• Remove the memory card, and insert it again. If this procedure does not turn off the indication, format
the memory card (page 160).
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Warning messages
If the following messages appear, follow the instructions below.
Incompatible battery. Use correct model.
• An incompatible battery pack is being used.
• Set the date and time. If you have not used the camera for a long time, charge the internal
rechargeable battery.
Power insufficient
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Set Area/Date/Time.
• You tried to clean the image sensor (Cleaning Mode) when the battery level is insufficient. Charge the
battery pack or use an AC Adaptor (sold separately).
• The memory card was formatted on a computer and the file format was modified. Select OK, then
format the memory card. You can use the memory card again, however, all previous data in the
memory card is erased. It may take some time to complete the format. If the message still appears,
change the memory card.
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Unable to use memory card. Format?
Memory Card Error
• An incompatible memory card is inserted or the format has failed.
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Reinsert memory card.
• The inserted memory card cannot be used in your camera.
• The memory card is damaged.
• The terminal section of the memory card is dirty.
This memory card may not be capable of recording and playing normally.
• The inserted memory card cannot be used in the camera.
Processing...
• Long exposure noise reduction or high ISO noise reduction is being carried out. You cannot do any
further shooting during this reduction process. You can disable the long exposure noise reduction
function.
Unable to display.
• Images recorded with other cameras or images modified with a computer may not be able to be
displayed.
Cannot recognize lens. Attach it properly.
• The lens is not attached properly, or the lens is not attached. If the message appears when a lens is
attached, reattach the lens. If the message appears frequently, check whether the contacts of the lens
and camera are clean or not.
• When attaching the camera to an astronomical telescope or something similar, set [Release w/o Lens]
to [Enable] (page 124).
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No images.
• There is no image on the memory card.
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• The SteadyShot function does not work. You can continue to shoot but the SteadyShot function will
not work. Turn the camera off and on. If this icon does not disappear, consult your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
Image protected
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• You tried to delete protected images.
Unable to print.
• You tried to mark RAW images with a DPOF mark.
Internal temp. high. Allow it to cool.
• The camera has become hot because you have been shooting continuously. Turn the power off. Cool
the camera and wait until the camera is ready to shoot again.
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• You have been recording images for a long time, the camera temperature has risen. Stop recording
images until the camera cools.
• The number of images exceeds that for which date management in a database file by the camera is
possible.
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• Unable to register to the database file. Import all the images to a computer using “PlayMemories
Home” and recover the memory card.
Camera Error
• Turn the power off, remove the battery pack, then re-insert it. If the message appears frequently,
consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Image Database File error.
• There is something wrong occurred in the Image Database File. Select [Setup] t [Recover Image
DB] t OK.
Image Database File error. Recover?
• You cannot record or play back AVCHD movies because the Image Database File is damaged.
Follow the on-screen instructions to recover data.
Recording is unavailable in this movie format.
• Set [File Format] to [MP4].
Unable to magnify.
Unable to rotate image.
• Images recorded with other cameras may not be enlarged or rotated.
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No images selected.
No images changed.
• You attempted to execute DPOF without specifying images.
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• You attempted to delete without specifying images.
Cannot create more folders.
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• The folder with a name beginning with “999” exists on the memory card. You cannot create any
folders if this is the case.
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Others
You can use the AC Adaptor (supplied), and the AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold
separately) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to
240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz.
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Note
On TV color systems
The camera automatically detects the color system to match that of the connected video
device.
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• An electronic voltage transformer is unnecessary and its use may cause a malfunction.
NTSC system
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Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica,
Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela,
etc.
PAL system
PAL-M system
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Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland,
Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, etc.
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Greece, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
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You can use following memory cards with this camera: “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media, SD memory card, SDHC memory card,
and SDXC memory card. You cannot use a MultiMedia Card.
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Memory card formatted with a computer are not guaranteed to operate with the camera.
Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the memory card and the equipment used.
Do not remove the memory card while reading or writing data.
Data may be corrupted in the following cases:
– When the memory card is removed or the camera is turned off during a read or write operation
– When the memory card is used in locations subject to static electricity or electrical noise
We recommend backing up important data, such as to a hard disk of a computer.
Do not attach a label on the memory card itself nor on a memory card adaptor.
Do not touch the terminal section of the memory card with your hand or a metal object.
Do not strike, bend or drop the memory card.
Do not disassemble or modify the memory card.
Do not expose the memory card to water.
Do not leave the memory card within the reach of small children. They might accidentally swallow it.
The memory card may be hot just after it has been used for a long time. Be careful when you handle it.
Do not use or store the memory card under the following conditions:
– High temperature locations such as the hot interior of a car parked in direct sunlight
– Locations exposed to direct sunlight
– Humid locations or locations with corrosive substances present
Images recorded on an SDXC memory card cannot be imported to or played on computers or AV devices
that are not compatible with exFAT. Make sure that the device is compatible with exFAT before
connecting it to the camera. If you connect your camera to an incompatible device, you may be prompted
to format the card. Never format the card in response to this prompt, as doing so will erase all data on the
card. (exFAT is the file system used on SDXC memory cards.)
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“Memory Stick” media
The types of “Memory Stick” media that can be used with the camera are listed in the
table below. However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick”
media functions.
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media1) 2) 3)
Available with your camera
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”
media1) 2)
“Memory Stick Duo” media
Unavailable with your camera
“Memory Stick” media and
“Memory Stick PRO” media
Unavailable with your camera
1)
This is equipped with MagicGate function. MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses
encryption technology. Data recording/playback that requires MagicGate functions cannot be performed
with this camera.
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2)
3)
Notes on using “Memory Stick Micro” media (sold separately)
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• This product is compatible with “Memory Stick Micro” media (“M2”). “M2” is an
abbreviation for “Memory Stick Micro” media.
• To use a “Memory Stick Micro” media with the camera, be sure to insert the “Memory
Stick Micro” media into an “M2” Adaptor as large as of Duo size. If you insert a
“Memory Stick Micro” media into the camera without an “M2” Adaptor as large as of
Duo size, you might not be able to remove it from the camera.
• Do not leave the “Memory Stick Micro” media within the reach of small children.
They might accidentally swallow it.
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Supports high-speed data transfer using a parallel interface.
When using “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media to record movies, only those marked with Mark2 can be
used.
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On charging the battery pack
We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10 °C
and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). The battery pack may not be effectively charged in
temperatures outside this range.
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• Battery performance decreases in low temperature surroundings. So in cold places, the
operational time of the battery pack is shorter. To ensure longer battery pack use, we
recommend putting the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it up, and
insert it in the camera immediately before you start shooting.
• The battery pack will run out quickly if you use the flash or record movies frequently.
• We recommend having spare battery packs handy and making trial shots before taking
the actual shots.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water-resistant.
• Do not leave the battery pack in extremely hot places, such as in a car or under direct
sunlight.
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Effective use of the battery pack
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Your camera operates only with an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack NP-FW50. You cannot
use any other battery packs. “InfoLITHIUM” W series battery packs have the
mark.
An “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for
communicating information related to operating conditions with the camera.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack calculates the power consumption according to the
operating conditions of your camera, and displays the remaining battery time in
percentages.
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On the remaining battery time indicator
• You can check the level with the following indicators and percent figures displayed on
the LCD screen.
“Battery exhausted.”
Battery level
High
Low
You cannot shoot any
more image.
• When the power goes off even though the remaining battery time indicator indicates
that the battery pack has enough power to operate, charge the battery pack again.
Remaining battery time will be indicated correctly. Note, however, that the battery
indication will not be restored if it is used in high temperatures for a long time, or if
left after being charged, or when the battery pack is frequently used. Use the remaining
battery indication as a rough guide only.
How to store the battery pack
• Fully discharge the battery pack before storing and store it in a cool, dry place. To
maintain the battery pack’s function, charge the battery pack and then fully discharge
it on the camera at least once a year.
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On battery life
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• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated
use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time
to replace it with a new one.
• The battery life varies according to how it is stored and the operating conditions and
environment in which each battery pack is used.
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• To use the battery pack up, leave the camera in slide show playback mode until the
power goes off.
• To prevent staining the terminal, short-circuiting, etc., be sure to use a plastic bag to
keep away from metal materials when carrying or storing the battery pack.
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• Only NP-FW50 battery packs (and no others) can be charged. Batteries other than the
specified kind may leak, overheat, or explode if you attempt to charge them, posing a
risk of injury from electrocution and burns.
• Remove the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) or disconnect the USB
cable from the camera. If you leave the charged battery pack in the camera, battery life
may be shortened.
• The charge lamp located on the side of the camera flashes in either way:
Fast flashing: Turns the light on and off repeatedly at the interval of about 0.3 second.
Slow flashing: Turns the light on and off repeatedly at the interval of about 1.3
seconds.
• When the charge lamp flashes fast, remove the battery pack being charged, and then
insert the same battery pack into the camera securely again, or disconnect and
reconnect the USB cable. When the charge lamp flashes fast again, this may indicate a
battery error or that a battery pack other than the specified type has been inserted or
that there is something wrong with the AC Adaptor or USB cable. Check that the
battery pack is the specified type, or the AC Adaptor or USB cable is damaged or not.
If the battery pack is the specified type, remove the battery pack, replace it with a new
one or another one and check if the battery pack is charged properly. If the battery
pack is charged properly, a battery error may have occurred. If another battery pack
cannot be charged properly, the AC Adaptor or USB cable may be damaged. Replace
the AC Adaptor or the USB cable to another one and check that the battery pack is
charged properly or not.
• When the charge lamp flashes slowly, it indicates that the camera stops charging
temporarily on standby. The camera stops charging and enters the standby status
automatically when the temperature is outside of the recommended operating
temperature. When the temperature gets back within the appropriate range, the camera
resumes charging and the charge lamp lights up again. We recommend charging the
battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F).
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Using a Mount Adaptor (sold separately), you can attach an A-mount lens (sold
separately) to your camera. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the Mount Adaptor.
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The available functions differ depending on the Mount Adaptor type.
Functions
LA-EA1
Autofocus
Available with SAM/SSM lens Available
only*
LA-EA2
Contrast AF
Phase-detection AF
AF/MF Select
Switchable on the lens
SAM lens: switchable on the
lens
SSM lens: switchable on the
lens, and also on the menu
when the switch on the lens is
set to AF
Other lenses: switchable on the
menu
Autofocus Area
Multi/Center/Flexible Spot
Wide/Spot/Local
Autofocus Mode
Single
Single/Continuous
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AF system
* The autofocus speed will be slower compared to when an E-mount lens is attached. (When an A-mount
lens is attached, the autofocus speed will be about 2 seconds to 7 seconds, when shooting under Sony
measurement condition. The speed may vary depending on the subject, ambient light, etc.)
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The available [Autofocus Area] settings differ depending on the Mount Adaptor type.
The camera determines which of the 25 AF areas is used for
focusing.
(Center)
The camera uses the AF area located in the center area
exclusively.
(Flexible Spot)
Moves the focusing area to focus on a small subject or narrow
area by pressing the top/bottom/right/left of the control wheel.
LA-EA2
The camera determines which of the 15 AF areas is used for
focusing.
(Spot)
The camera uses the AF area located in the center area
exclusively.
(Local)
Choose the area for which you want to activate the focus from
among 15 AF areas with the control wheel.
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(Multi)
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• You may not be able to use the Mount Adaptor with certain lenses. Consult your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility on compatible lenses.
• When you are using the Mount Adaptor and record movies, press the shutter button halfway down to use
autofocus.
• You cannot use the AF illuminator when using an A-mount lens.
• The sound of the lens and the camera in operation may be recorded during movie recording. You can
avoid this by selecting MENU t [Setup] t [Movie Audio Rec] t [Off].
• It may take a long time or may be difficult for the camera to focus, depending on the lens used or the
subject.
• The light of the flash may be blocked by the lens attached.
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By attaching an Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately) to the Smart Accessory
Terminal 2 of the camera, you can shoot images while looking through the Electronic
Viewfinder.
Turn the camera off when you attach or remove an Electronic Viewfinder.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Electronic Viewfinder.
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List of icons
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Only major items are shown on the Electronic Viewfinder. See page 16 for what each
icon indicates.
Notes
• The LCD screen is turned off when the Electronic Viewfinder is used.
• If you use the Electronic Viewfinder for a long time, the Electronic Viewfinder may get warm. The
camera then displays
and switches to the LCD screen display automatically.
• When
appears, reconnect the Electronic Viewfinder.
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Based on the AVCHD format, your camera records with the high definition image
quality (HD) mentioned below.
1)
1080i specification
A high definition specification which utilizes 1,080 effective scanning lines and the interlace system.
2) 720p specification
A high definition specification which utilizes 720 effective scanning lines and the progressive system.
3)
Data recorded in AVCHD format other than the above mentioned cannot be played on your camera.
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Video signal3): 1080 60i-compatible device
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1920 × 1080/60i, 1920 × 1080/24p
1080 50i-compatible device
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1920 × 1080/50i, 1920 × 1080/25p
Audio signal: Dolby Digital 2ch
Recording media: Memory card
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Recording and playback on your camera
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The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format used to record a
high definition (HD) signal of either the 1080i specification1) or the 720p specification2)
using efficient data compression coding technology. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is
adopted to compress video data, and the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM system is used to
compress audio data.
The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is capable of compressing images at higher efficiency
than that of the conventional image compressing format. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
format enables a high definition video signal shot on a digital video camera recorder to
be recorded on 8 cm DVD discs, hard disk drive, flash memory, memory card, etc.
Discs recorded with HD (high definition) image quality can be played back only on
AVCHD format-compatible devices. DVD-based players or recorders cannot play back
HD image quality discs, as they are incompatible with the AVCHD format. Also, DVDbased players or recorders may fail to eject HD image quality discs.
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Cleaning the camera
* Do not use a spray blower. Using one may cause a malfunction.
• Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, then wipe the
surface with a dry cloth. Do not use the following as they may damage the finish or the
casing.
– Chemical products such as thinner, benzine, alcohol, disposable cloths, insect
repellent, sunscreen or insecticide, etc.
– Do not touch the camera with the above on your hand.
– Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber or vinyl for a long time.
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• Do not use a cleaning solution containing organic solvents, such as thinner, or benzine.
• When cleaning the lens surface, remove dust using a commercially available blower.
In case of dust that sticks to the surface, wipe it off with a soft cloth or tissue paper
slightly moistened with lens cleaning solution. Wipe in a spiral pattern from the center
to the outside. Do not spray lens cleaning solution directly onto the lens surface.
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Cleaning the lens
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• Do not touch the inside of the camera, such as lens contacts. Blow away dust from
inside the mount using a commercially available blower*. For details on cleaning the
image sensor, see page 156.
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Numerics
Connection
Computer ....................................................176
3D Sweep Panorama .......................................... 58
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TV ...............................................................168
3D Viewing ...................................................... 170
Cont. Shooting ....................................................44
Contrast ...............................................................98
AdobeRGB ....................................................... 122
Control wheel .....................................................19
AEL button ...................................................... 140
Creative Style .....................................................98
AEL toggle ....................................................... 140
CTRL FOR HDMI ...........................................154
AF Illuminator ................................................. 108
Custom Key Settings ........................................137
AF/MF Select ..................................................... 66
Custom white balance .........................................90
Anti Motion Blur ............................................... 55
Aperture ............................................................. 63
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D
Area Setting ..................................................... 144
Date/Time Setup ...............................................143
Aspect Ratio ....................................................... 83
Daylight Svg. ....................................................143
Auto HDR .......................................................... 95
Delete ............................................................31, 99
Auto Port. Framing ............................................ 77
Demo Mode ......................................................158
Auto Review .................................................... 112
Digital Zoom ....................................................117
Autoflash ............................................................ 65
Direct Manual Focus ..........................................66
Autofocus ........................................................... 66
Disc creation .....................................................178
Autofocus Area .................................................. 68
DISP ...................................................................39
Autofocus Mode ................................................ 69
DISP Button(Monitor) ........................................80
AVCHD ..................................................... 86, 201
Display Card Space ..........................................166
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Date Format ......................................................143
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Aperture Priority ................................................ 63
Display Color ....................................................150
B
Display Contents ................................................39
Beep ................................................................. 141
DMF ...................................................................66
Bracket: Cont. .................................................... 48
DPOF ................................................................107
“BRAVIA” Sync .............................................. 169
D-Range Opt. ......................................................94
Brightness .......................................................... 34
Drive Mode .........................................................43
BULB ................................................................. 61
DRO/Auto HDR .................................................94
C
E
Center ........................................................... 68, 92
Eco Mode ..........................................................146
Cleaning Mode ................................................. 156
Enlarge Image ...................................................105
Clear Image Zoom ........................................... 116
Enlarged playback ..............................................30
Color .................................................................. 35
Exposure Comp. .................................................42
Color filter .......................................................... 90
Eye-Fi card .......................................................167
Color Space ...................................................... 122
Eye-Start AF .....................................................125
Color Temperature ............................................. 90
Computer ......................................................... 171
Recommended environment ....................... 171
F
Face Detection ....................................................73
Face Priority Tracking ......................................132
Face Registration ................................................74
File Format .........................................................86
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Manual Exposure ................................................60
FINDER/LCD Setting ...................................... 110
Manual Focus .....................................................66
Flash ................................................................... 65
Memory card ....................................................193
Flash Comp. ....................................................... 93
Menu ...................................................................21
Flash Mode ........................................................ 65
Brightness/Color ...........................................23
Flash Off ............................................................ 65
Camera ..........................................................22
Flexible Spot ...................................................... 68
Image Size .....................................................23
Folder Name .................................................... 162
Playback ........................................................24
Format .............................................................. 160
Setup .............................................................24
Shoot Mode ...................................................21
Front Curtain Shutter ....................................... 126
G
Grid Line .......................................................... 113
H
Menu start .........................................................136
Metering Mode ...................................................92
MF Assist ..........................................................120
MF Assist Time ................................................121
Movie Audio Rec .............................................133
MP4 ....................................................................86
HDMI Resolution ............................................ 153
Multi .............................................................68, 92
Help Guide Display ......................................... 145
I
Icons ................................................................... 16
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Hand-held Twilight ............................................ 54
High ISO NR ................................................... 128
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Macro ..................................................................53
Fill-flash ............................................................. 65
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File Number ..................................................... 161
N
New Folder .......................................................164
Night Portrait ......................................................53
Night Scene ........................................................53
Image Data Converter ...................................... 174
O
Image Index ............................................... 49, 102
Object Tracking ..................................................70
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Identifying parts ................................................. 12
Image Size .......................................................... 81
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack .......................... 195
P
Install ............................................................... 173
Panorama ............................................................56
Intelligent Auto .................................................. 50
Panorama Direction ............................................85
ISO ..................................................................... 88
Peaking Color ...................................................115
J
JPEG .................................................................. 84
L
Peaking Level ...................................................114
Photo Creativity ..................................................32
Picture Effect ................................................37, 96
Playback .............................................................29
Playback Display ..............................................152
Landscape .......................................................... 53
Playback on TV ................................................168
Language .......................................................... 142
Playback zoom ....................................................30
LCD Brightness ............................................... 148
PlayMemories Home ........................................174
Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber. ................................. 130
Portrait ................................................................53
Lens Comp.: Distortion .................................... 131
Power Save .......................................................147
Lens Comp.: Shading ....................................... 129
Print ..................................................................182
Live View Display ........................................... 111
Program Auto .....................................................64
Long Exposure NR .......................................... 127
Program shift ......................................................64
M
Protect ...............................................................104
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Sweep Panorama ................................................56
Quality ............................................................... 84
T
R
Troubleshooting ................................................183
RAW .................................................................. 84
U
Rear Sync. .......................................................... 65
Record Setting .................................................... 87
Red Eye Reduction .......................................... 109
Release w/o Lens ............................................. 124
Reset Default .................................................... 159
Rotate ............................................................... 103
Upload Settings ................................................167
USB Connection ...............................................155
V
Version .............................................................157
View Mode .......................................................101
Viewfinder Bright. ............................................149
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Recover Image DB ........................................... 165
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Vividness ............................................................36
S
S. Auto Image Extract. ..................................... 119
Saturation ........................................................... 98
Scene Selection .................................................. 53
Scroll playback .................................................. 57
Select Shoot. Folder ......................................... 163
Self-portrait Self-timer ..................................... 118
Self-timer ........................................................... 46
Self-timer(Cont) ................................................. 47
Sharpness ........................................................... 98
Warning messages ............................................189
White Balance ....................................................89
Wide Image ......................................................151
Wind Noise Reduct. ..........................................134
Windows ...........................................................173
Z
Zoom ...................................................................71
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Setup .................................................................. 24
W
Menu
Scene Recognition ....................................... 27, 50
Volume Settings ...............................................106
Shooting ............................................................. 27
Movie ........................................................... 27
Still image .................................................... 27
Shooting Tip List ............................................... 79
Shutter Priority ................................................... 62
Shutter speed ...................................................... 62
Single-shot AF ................................................... 69
Slide Show ....................................................... 100
Slow Sync. ......................................................... 65
Smile Shutter ...................................................... 75
Soft keys ............................................................ 20
Soft Skin Effect .................................................. 78
Software ........................................................... 173
Spd Priority Cont. .............................................. 45
Specify Printing ............................................... 107
Sports Action ..................................................... 53
Spot .................................................................... 92
sRGB ................................................................ 122
SteadyShot ....................................................... 123
Sunset ................................................................. 53
Superior Auto ..................................................... 52
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Notes on the License
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THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO
LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A
CONSUMER TO
(i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC
VIDEO”)
AND/OR
(ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED
IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS
OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO.
NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C.
SEE
HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM
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“C Library”, “zlib”, and “libjpeg” software are provided in the camera. We provide this
software based on license agreements with their owners of copyright. Based on requests
by the owners of copyright of these software applications, we have an obligation to
inform you of the following. Please read the following sections.
Read “license3.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in
English) of “C Library”, “zlib”, and “libjpeg” software.
On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software
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The software that is eligible for the following GNU General Public License (hereinafter
referred to as “GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public License (hereinafter referred to as
“LGPL”) are included in the camera.
This informs you that you have a right to have access to, modify, and redistribute source
code for these software programs under the conditions of the supplied GPL/LGPL.
Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it.
http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/
We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.
Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in
English) of “GPL”, and “LGPL” software.
To view the PDF, Adobe Reader is needed. If it is not installed on your computer, you
can download it from the Adobe Systems web page:
http://www.adobe.com/
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