16 GB Walkman® Video MP3 Player
Sony’s NWZ-A729 Walkman® MP3 player houses a gorgeous 2.4” QVGA
LCD display9 that makes your multimedia entertainment come alive. A
16GB1 storage capacity holds up to 3,800 songs2hours of video, or hundreds
of photographs, while Sony Clear Audio technologies help you enjoy
superior CD-quality audio clarity.
16GB Built-in Memory1
Store up to 3,800 Songs2 or up to 62H of video5 on your Walkman® video MP3 Player and never
be without your entertainment again.
High Quality Video Playback
Playback your favorite videos right on the player using MPEG 4 and M4V profile at 30 frames per
Battery Life
With up to 36 hours of audio playback7 and up to 9.5 hours of video playback9 you don’t have to
worry about charging your player.
2.4” QVGA LCD Screen9
Easily view your movies, photos and music information on the high quality, 320x240 display.
Portrait and Landscape Mode
Allows for easy viewing of your videos and photos in either a portrait or landscape position.
Compatible with Secure Windows Media Audio3
Giving you more options than ever for downloading and listening to music.
MP3/WMA/AAC Audio Codec Support3
Supports playback of MP3 and WMA DRM and non-DRM audio files downloaded from multiple
sources. Also supports non-DRM AAC content, giving you multiple options for downloading music
the way you want.
4 Clear Audio Technologies
Utilizes 4 Clear Audio Technologies to reproduce crystal clear, CD-quality audio:
o Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) restores the higher sound frequency lost when
creating compressed music files.
o Clear Bass enhances the bass sound while minimizing distortion.
o Clear Stereo reduces signal leakage from one channel to another.
o EX Series headphones deliver deep bass sound from a closed design that's compact,
lightweight and comfortable to wear thanks to changeable silicon rubber ear-buds that also help
isolate outside sounds.
Time Machine Shuffle11
Shuffle play among songs from a randomly selected year. (Information will come from CD
information that is downloaded from the Gracenote CDDB®)
Initial Search
Use the first letter of the song, album or artist to easily find the music you are looking for.
5 Band: Heavy/Pop/Jazz/Unique/Custom 1/Custom 2 & Clear Bass
Format(s) Supported
MP3, WMA, AAC-LC, Linear PCM10
Frequency Response
20 - 20,000Hz (when playing back data file, single signal measurement)
Audio Features
Sound Mode
DSEE-Digital Sound Enhancement EngineClear StereoDynamic Normalizer
Surround Effect
VPT Surround, not applied while playing a video. (Modes: None, Studio, Live, Club,
Arena, Matrix, Karaoke)
Convenience Features
Multiple Language Display
English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/Russian/Japanese/Simplified Chinese/
Traditional Chinese/Korean/Portuguese
Search Features
Album/Artist/Genre/Initial Letter/Playlists/Release Year/Song Name
Screen Size
2.4" TFT Display with white LED backlight (QVGA)
Backlit Color
White LED backlight
Music Storage Capacity (Approx)
14.7 GB
Approximately 15,841,820,672 bytes
Recommended Use
2.4-inch TFT Display with white LED backlight, QVGA (240x320 pixels), 262,144 colors.
Headphone Type
Headphone:Stereo mini-jack
WM-PORT:22 pin terminal
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
Inputs and Outputs
Headphone Output
Headphone Output(s)
1 (stereo mini jack)
USB Port(s)
1 (22 pin to high-speed USB 2.0 connector6)
Memory Size
16GB (Built-in)
User Memory Capacity (Approx.)
14.7 GB
Playback features
Photo Playback
Battery Charging (Approx)
USB based charging; 3 hours (full charge), 1.5 hours (approx. 80%)
Battery Life (Approx)
Up to 36 Hours (Music: Approx. 36H7 Video: Approx. 9.5H8)
Output Power
Power Type
Built-in Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
USB power (from a computer via the supplied USB cable)
System Requirements
Operating System
Windows XP, SP2 or newer
Mode: Repeat(On/Off), Continuous Playback (On/Off)
Video Features
JPEG Playback
Normal/Slide Show/Slide Show Repeat
Slide Show Interval(Short/Normal/Long)
Compatible with DCF 2.0/Exif 2.2 file format4
Dimensions (Approx.)
Dimensions (Approx.)
W2 1/8" x H3 3/4" xD 3/8" (51.0 x 93.9 x 9.3mm)
Weights and Measurements
Weight (Approx.)
2.1 oz (58g)
Supplied Accessories
USB Cable (22 pin to USB)
MDR-EX082 Headphones and long cord
CD-ROM with Windows Media Player 11 and MP3 Conversion Tools
Quick Start Guide
Adaptor Plate (for optional 22 pin cradle)
CKL-NWA820 Leather Case
CKM-NWA820 Silicone Case + Protector Sheet
CLP-NWU30 Belt Clip
SRS-NWT10M Mini Speaker
BCR-NWU5 Multi-function Cradle
WLA-NWB1 Bluetooth Adaptor
Optional Accessories
TDM-NW1 Digital Media Port
CPF-NW001 Audio Docking Station
DCC-NWC1 Car Connecting Cable
AC-NWUM50 AC Adaptor
WMC-NWP10 Portable USB Cable
PRF-NWA820 Protector Sheets
1. User available memory = 15,841,820,672 bytes, because a portion of the memory is used
Normalizer and the New Song Pop Up are set to "Off", and the Type of Screensaver is set
for data management functions.
to "Blank". Actual battery life may vary based usage patterns, environment and battery
2. Calculated based on 4 minutes per song @ 128 kbps in MP3 format, not including videos
or photos. Other playable audio file format song numbers and times may differ from MP3
8. When playing back MPEG 4 at 384kbps. The times are approximate when the Brightness
format. For video transfer the approximate recordable times are estimated where only
of the Common Setting is set to "3". Actual battery life may vary based on usage patterns,
video is transferred to the device. Times may vary depending on the conditions under
environment and battery condition.
which the player is used.
9. Screen Size is measured diagonally.
3. Not all MP3, WMA and AAC files may playback due to file variations. Copyright
10. Copyright protected AAC-LC files cannot be played back.
protectd AAC-LC files cannot be played back.
11. Information will come from the CDDB Gracenote Database which requires internet
4. Some photos cannot be played back, depending on their file formats.
connection and may require a fee.
5. Approximate recordable times are estimated where only video is transfered. The time
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6. Not all products with USB 2.0 connectors may communicate with each other due to
and Walkman are registered trademarks of Sony.
chipset variations.
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and
7. When playing back MP3 files at 128kbps. The times are approximate when all of the
measures are approximate. /Updated: December 16, 2011
Equalizers and the VPT are set to "None", all of the DSEE, the Clear Stereo, Dynamic
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