Sony BLOGGIE MHS-FS3/FS3K User's manual

Sony BLOGGIE MHS-FS3/FS3K User's manual
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Handbook
Mobile HD Snap Camera
MHS-FS3/FS3K
© 2011 Sony Corporation
4-276-890-11(1)
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In this handbook, the sequence of
operations is shown by arrows (t).
Operate the camera in the order indicated.
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camera’s default setting.
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Indicates cautions and limitations relevant
to the correct operation of the camera.
z Indicates information that is useful to
know.
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Notes on the battery pack
Be sure to make a backup copy to protect your
data.
• The battery pack is built into the camera. Charge
the camera before using for the first time.
• You can charge the battery pack even if it is not
completely discharged. In addition, even if the
battery pack is not fully charged, you can use the
partially charged capacity of the battery pack as
is.
• For details on the usable battery pack, see page
75.
Notes on recording/playback and
connection
The camera may get warm due to continuous use,
but it is not a malfunction.
On the overheat protection
Depending on the camera and battery temperature,
you may be unable to record movies or the power
may turn off automatically to protect the camera.
A message will be displayed on the LCD screen
before the power turns off or you can no longer
record movies.
• The LCD screen is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology so over
99.99% of the pixels are operational for
effective use. However, some tiny black and/or
bright dots (white, red, blue or green) may
appear on the LCD screen. These dots are a
normal result of the manufacturing process and
do not affect the recording.
Black, white, red, blue or
green dots
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Notes on the LCD screen and lens
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• Before you start recording, make a trial
recording to make sure that the camera is
working correctly.
• The camera is neither dust-proof, nor splashproof, nor water-proof. Read “Precautions”
(page 76) before operating the camera.
• Avoid exposing the camera to water. If water
enters inside the camera, a malfunction may
occur. In some cases, the camera cannot be
repaired.
• Do not aim the camera at the sun or other bright
light.
• Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio waves or emits radiation.
Otherwise, the camera may not properly record
or play back images.
• Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations
may cause malfunctions.
• If moisture condensation occurs, remove it
before using the camera (page 76).
• Do not shake or strike the camera. It may cause
a malfunction and you may not be able to record
images. Furthermore, the recording media may
become unusable or image data may be
damaged.
• When connecting your camera to another device
with a cable, be sure to insert the connector plug
in the correct way. Pushing the plug forcibly
into the terminal will damage the terminal and
may result in a malfunction of your camera.
• Playback of movies other than those shot, edited
or composed on this camera is not guaranteed.
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Notes on using the camera
• Exposing the LCD screen or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions. Be careful when placing the
camera near a window or outdoors.
• Do not press against the LCD screen. The screen
may be discolored and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Images may trail across on the LCD screen in a
cold location. This is not a malfunction.
On viewing 3D image
When you view 3D images shot with this camera
on a 3D-compliant monitors, you may experience
discomfort in the form of eye strain, fatigue, or
nausea. To prevent these symptoms, we
recommend that you take regular breaks.
However, you need to determine for yourself the
length and frequency of breaks you require, as they
vary according to the individual. If you experience
any type of discomfort, stop viewing the 3D
images until you feel better, and consult a
physician as necessary. Also, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the device or software
you have connected or are using with this camera.
Note that a child’s eyesight is still at the
development stage (particularly children below the
age of 6). Consult a pediatrician or
ophthalmologist before letting your child view 3D
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On image data compatibility
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• This camera supports “MP4 format” as movie
file format. Therefore, movies recorded by this
camera cannot be played on devices that do not
support “MP4 format”.
• This camera does not support “AVCHD format”
and therefore is not compatible with the
playback and recording of movies in “AVCHD
format” like a Digital HD Video camera
recorder.
• The camera conforms with DCF (Design rule
for Camera File system) universal standard
established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries
Association).
• Sony does not guarantee that the camera will
play back images recorded or edited with other
equipment, or that other equipment will play
back images recorded with the camera.
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images, and make sure he/she observes the above
precautions when viewing such images.
The view of a 3D movie differs according to the
individual’s eyesight.
Warning on copyright
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Television programs, films, videotapes, and other
materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized
recording of such materials may be contrary to the
provisions of the copyright laws.
No compensation for damaged
content or recording failure
Sony cannot compensate for failure to record or
loss or damage of recorded content due to a
malfunction of the camera or recording media, etc.
The images used in this handbook
• The images used as examples in this handbook
are reproduced images, and are not actual
images shot using the camera.
• Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Notes on playing back movies on
other devices
The camera is compatible with MPEG-4 AVC/
H.264 Main Profile. Therefore, you cannot play
back images on the camera with the devices which
are not compatible with the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
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Life with “Bloggie”
Capture your life
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At a party
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Record still images at maximum 5M (2592 ×
1944) and movies at maximum 1920 × 1080
30p full high-vision (page 48, 50). Also, you
can record still images during movie
recording (page 32).
During a walk
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Take compact “Bloggie” with you anywhere,
anytime. Take it out, and record casually.
On a trip
Attach the 360 Video Lens to “Bloggie” and
shoot exciting 360-degree panoramic images
of the world around you. Enjoy 360-degree
panoramic images by playing back with the
Bloggie Software pre-loaded on the internal
memory (page 36). (MHS-FS3K only)
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Share your life
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Import and upload captured
moments
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You can upload images easily and intuitively,
using the Bloggie Software pre-loaded on the
internal memory (page 25, 47).
You can also choose the images and the
sharing site to upload in advance (Share it
Later) (page 53).
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Connect to TV
Connect your “Bloggie” to a TV with an
HDMI cable (sold separately), and enjoy
images on the big screen (page 65).
You can still enjoy 2D movies with a TV that
does not support 3D.
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You can shoot still images and movies in 3D
with this camera.
This camera allows you to record any scene in
3D, recreating the feeling of really being
there.
See page 29, 31 about the way to shoot.
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Shoot in 3D
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Enjoy 3D images
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View in 3D
You can view the images shot in 3D on a TV
which supports 3D by connecting an HDMI
cable (sold separately).
The images allow you to enjoy the feeling of
really being there.
See page 39 about the way to view.
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Notes on using the camera
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How to use this handbook····································· 2
Notes on using the camera ··································· 3
Life with “Bloggie”·················································· 5
Operation Search ················································ 11
About operation buttons of the camera ··············· 12
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Identifying parts··················································· 16
List of icons displayed on the screen ·················· 17
How to hold the camera ······································ 19
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Getting started
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Checking the accessories supplied····················· 21
Charging the camera··········································· 22
Installing the software ········································· 25
Setting the language and clock ··························· 28
Shooting
3D shooting (Still images) ··································· 29
3D shooting (Movies) ·········································· 31
Zoom ··································································· 33
Light ···································································· 34
Self-Timer···························································· 35
Shooting 360 Video images
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Viewing································································ 39
Playback zoom···················································· 41
Volume control ···················································· 42
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Recommended computer environment ··············· 43
Using the Bloggie Software································· 45
Importing images to a computer·························· 46
Uploading images to a media service ················· 47
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Viewing
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Setting items ······················································· 14
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TV
Viewing images on a TV ····································· 65
Troubleshooting
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Warning indicators and messages ······················ 72
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Number of still images and recordable time of
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Built-in battery pack············································· 75
Precautions ························································· 76
Specifications ······················································ 77
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Others
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Shooting (Movies) ··············································· 31
Changing image size
Photo Size ····························································· 48
Movie Size ····························································· 50
Deleting images
Delete ······································································ 51
Format ···································································· 62
Displaying enlarged
images
Playback zoom ····················································· 41
Changing clock
settings
Date & Time ·························································· 63
Daylight Savings ·················································· 64
Initializing settings
Initialize··································································· 59
Viewing on TVs
Connecting with an HDMI cable
(sold separately) ·················································· 65
Marking the images to
upload
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Shooting movies
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Shooting (Still images) ······································· 29
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Shooting still images
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Shooting a 360-degree 360 Video Lens ···················································· 36
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About operation buttons of the
camera
Multi-selector buttons
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You can use the multi-selector buttons (v/V/b/B) to activate functions such as zooming when
shooting or playing back images.
The function that is allocated to each multi-selector button is displayed on the LCD screen of the
camera. The display changes according to how the camera is held (vertically or horizontally).
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Button function varies depending on when shooting or playing back images. The function that is
allocated to a function button is displayed on the LCD screen of the camera.
As illustrated below, press the A’ function button when you want to use the A function
, or
press the B’ function button for the B function [Menu].
In this handbook, the phrase “Press the function button ([Menu])” is used to explain a [Menu]
function.
Note
• Press the C’ 3D/2D button to select 3D shooting or 2D shooting.
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Menu items
In the table below, indicates settings that can be changed, while – indicates settings that
cannot be changed.
Click an item to jump to the corresponding page.
Shooting mode
Playback mode
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Photo Size
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Movie Size
Protect
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3D Adjust
–
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Delete
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1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
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ON/OFF (Power) button
2 Press the function button ([Menu]) to display the
menu screen.
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3 Select the desired menu item by using
v/V to set.
4 Select the desired setting item by using b/B, then press the MOVIE/
ENTER button.
) to exit the menu screen.
Setting items
In the table below, indicates settings that can be changed, while – indicates settings that
cannot be changed.
Click an item to jump to the corresponding page.
Items
Shooting mode
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Press the function button (
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MOVIE/ENTER
button
Playback mode
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Flicker Reduction
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Beep
Language Setting
Demo Mode
Initialize
LUN Setting
HDMI Output
Format
Date & Time
Daylight Savings
1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
2 Press the function button ([Menu]) to display the menu screen.
3 Select
(Settings) by using v/V, then press the MOVIE/ENTER button.
4 Select the desired setting item by using v/V, then press the MOVIE/
ENTER button.
The selected item will be highlighted.
Press the function button ( ) to exit the setting screen.
Press b repeatedly to go back to the menu screen from the setting screen.
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Select [Cancel], then press the MOVIE/ENTER button. If [Cancel] does not appear on the
screen, directly set back to the previous setting.
• Selected settings are retained even if the power is turned off.
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z To cancel changing settings
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A Light
B Lens
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Identifying parts
C Hook for wrist strap
D LCD screen
E Function buttons
G MOVIE/ENTER button
Multi-selector buttons (v/V/b/B)
H Speaker
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F 3D/2D button
I Stereo microphone
• Press and hold the ON/OFF (Power) button
for at least 7 seconds to force-quit the
camera.
K Charge lamp
L
(Shutter) button
M Tripod receptacle
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J ON/OFF (Power) button
• Do not hold the camera when attaching the
tripod.
N HDMI OUT jack (65)
P
(USB) jack
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O Jack cover
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Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status.
When in standby for shooting
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List of icons displayed on the
screen
Icons
Indication
Battery remaining
Low battery warning
Photo Size (aspect ratio/
resolution)
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Display
Movie Size (resolution vertical
shooting/frame rate)
Self-timer
3000
Number of recordable still
images
3D mode
AE/AF lock
00:00:12
Recordable time
0:12
Recording time (m:s)
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9:30 AM
Recorded date/time of the
playback image
z (red)
During movie recording
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z (green)
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Protect
Overheating warning
00:00:12
Counter
Zoom scaling
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Adjusting volume
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• Indicators and their positions are approximate
and differ from what you actually see.
• The screen display shifts both horizontally and
vertically depending on the camera aspect.
• The screen display disappears automatically
after about 5 seconds.
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How to hold the camera
• Be careful not to block the lens or microphone with your finger when shooting.
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• Do not hold the USB jack or HDMI OUT jack cover. Also, do not hold the 360 Video Lens
when it is attached to the camera.
• Attach the strap and place your hand through its loop to prevent the camera from damage by
being dropped.
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movies
Portrait images are recorded. Black bands appear on the left and right of the screen during
playback on TV or computer. This is useful when shooting portrait objects.
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z Holding the camera vertically when you shoot
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Hold the camera horizontally when you shoot in 3D.
Holding the camera horizontally is recommended to record more extended sound.
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• USB connection support cable (1)
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• Wrist strap (1)
• Software (page 25, 45)
The following contents are included on the internal memory of this camera.
– Bloggie Software (application software)
– Bloggie Handbook (this manual)
• Instruction Manual (1)
• Important Notice (1)
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Use this if the USB jack of the camera cannot be connected to the computer (page 22).
• 360 Video Lens VCL-BPP3 (1) / 360 Video Lens case (1)
(only for MHS-FS3K)
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Checking the accessories
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The camera’s battery is continuously charged whenever the camera is connected to a running
computer.
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Charging the camera
1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button to turn off
the camera.
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2 Slide the slide lever at the side of the camera.
The USB jack comes out as shown in the illustration.
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button
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Slide lever
USB jack
3 Connect the camera to the computer that is
turned on.
The charge lamp lights up in orange, and charging starts.
When the charge lamp turns off, charging is finished.
• The charge lamp may turn off when the temperature is outside
of the recommended operating temperature (10°C to 30°C
(50°F to 86°F)).
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Install Bloggie Software (pre-loaded on the internal memory) after completing the procedure
above.
Notes
Perform the procedures from step 1 to 3 below before:
• Disconnecting the USB connection support cable.
• Turning off the camera.
1 Double-click the disconnect icon on the
tasktray.
Windows Vista
(USB Mass Storage Device) t [Stop].
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3 Confirm the device on the confirmation
window, then click [OK].
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• While the camera is connected to a computer, you cannot operate the camera. Be sure to disconnect the
camera before operation.
• Do not apply force to the camera, when you connect the camera to a computer. This may cause damage to
the camera or the computer.
• When you connect the camera to a notebook computer that is not connected to an AC power source, the
battery of the notebook computer may be depleted rapidly. Do not leave the camera connected to the
computer for a long time.
• Charging the battery or the connection with customized or hand-built computers is not guaranteed.
Depending on the type of the USB device used, charging may not function properly.
• If you do not intend to use the camera for an extended period, charge the camera once every 6 to 12
months to maintain battery performance.
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4 When charging is finished, disconnect the USB connection between the
camera and computer (page 23).
Disconnect icon
Note
• Drag and drop the drive icon to the “Trash” icon beforehand when you use a Macintosh computer, and
the camera is disconnected from the computer.
z To retract the USB jack
Push the USB jack back in the direction
of the arrow until it clicks.
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Charging time
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z How long does it take to charge the camera?
Approx. 200 min.
• Time required to charge a fully depleted battery at a temperature of 25°C (77°F). Charging may take
longer under certain circumstances or conditions.
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zHow long can I record or play back images?
Standard battery life
Continuous recording time*2
Typical recording time*
3
Approx. 60 min.
Approx. 40 min.
Playback time
Approx. 120 min.
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*1 Recording time is the time when shooting movies in 3D.
*2 Continuous recording time shows the approximate time available of a fully charged battery pack.
Continuous recording of movies is possible for approximately 29 minutes. Also, recording stops
automatically to prevent the file size from exceeding 2 GB.
*3 Typical recording time shows the approximate time available of a fully charged battery pack when
you repeatedly execute operations, such as setting to shooting mode, turning on/off the power, or
zooming.
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Recording time*1
zChecking the remaining battery charge
A remaining charge indicator appears on the upper right of the LCD screen.
High
Low
• The displayed battery remaining indicator may not be correct under certain circumstances.
• If the camera is running on battery power and you do not operate the camera for about 5 minutes,
the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery (Auto power off function).
• The Language/Clock Setting screen appears when the camera is turned on for the first time
(page 28).
• It takes about one minute until the correct battery remaining indicator appears.
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You can do the following using the Bloggie Software (pre-loaded on the internal memory).
– Import images shot with the camera to a computer, and play back.
– Upload images to a network service.
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Installing the software
1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button to turn on
the camera.
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2 Slide the slide lever at the side of the camera.
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Slide lever
USB jack
3 Connect the camera to the computer that is
turned on.
When the USB connection is completed, the Mass Storage
screen appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
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4 Activate the installer.
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Windows 7
1 Click [Open folder to view files] on the AutoPlay
screen.
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2 Double-click “Setup_Bloggie_Windows.exe” in the
folder.
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1 Click [Setup Bloggie Software] on the AutoPlay
screen.
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• If the AutoPlay screen does not appear, click [Start] t [Computer] (in Windows XP, [My
Computer]), then double-click [Bloggie Software] t “Setup_Bloggie_Windows.exe.”
Macintosh
1 Double click the [BLOGGIE_SW] icon.
2 Double click [Setup Bloggie Mac.dmg].
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3 Double click the “Bloggie” icon.
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• For details on the Bloggie Software, see page 45.
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• If you turn on or restart the computer while the camera is connected to the computer, the camera may
malfunction. In this case, press and hold the ON/OFF (Power) button for at least 7 seconds, and forcequit the camera. Disconnect the camera from the computer before you turn on or restart the computer.
• Even if you delete files such as “Setup_Bloggie_Windows.exe”/“Setup Bloggie Mac.dmg” in the
[Bloggie Software]/[BLOGGIE_SW] folder, the recording capacity of the camera does not increase.
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6 Disconnect the USB connection between the camera and computer after
the installation is completed (page 23).
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5 Click [Install], and follow the instructions on the
screen to complete the installation.
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1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
The camera is turned on.
The demonstration movie plays back when you turn on the
camera for the first time.
3 Set the clock by using v/V/b/B.
1 Select the desired date display format by using v/V,
then press the MOVIE/ENTER button.
2 Select the year, month, or day by using b/B and
numeric value by using v/V, then press the MOVIE/
ENTER button.
3 Press the function button ([OK]).
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2 Select the desired language by using v/V/b/B, then press the function
button ([OK]).
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Setting the language and clock
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z To set the date and time again
Press the function button ([Menu]) t Select
(page 63).
(Settings) t [Date & Time Setting]
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Hold the camera horizontally when shooting.
1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
ON/OFF (Power) button
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3D shooting (Still images)
After turning on the camera, confirm that it is in 3D mode
(shown by the
icon).
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2 Compose the shot.
3 Press the
down.
(Shutter) button halfway
AE lock indicator
(Shutter) button
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Be sure not to place fingers on the lens.
When shooting 2D images, press v to zoom in or V to
zoom out.
The z indicator (AE lock) lights on the top of the
display.
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4 Press the
(Shutter) button fully down.
Recorded images are saved in mp format.
Note
• The still image size is fixed to
(1920 × 1080). Size selection is not available.
z To best shoot an image
• Hold the camera horizontally.
• Hold the camera securely so it does not move.
• Keep a distance between the camera and the subject of approximately 1.2 m to 5.0 m (approx. 3 feet
11 1/4 inches to 16 feet 4 7/8 inches).
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• Press the 3D/2D button to select 3D shooting or 2D
shooting while the camera is on.
• You can shoot in either the vertical or horizontal position.
• The z indicator (AE/AF lock) lights on the top of the
display when the image is in focus by pressing the
(Shutter) button half way down.
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z If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult
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• The shortest shooting distance is approximately 10 cm (4 inches).
• If the camera cannot focus on a subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to slow
flashing and the beep does not sound. Recompose the shot.
• Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
– It is dark and the subject is distant.
– The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
– The subject is seen through glass.
– The subject is moving quickly.
– There is reflective light or shiny surfaces.
– The subject is flashing.
– The subject is backlit.
z When shooting portrait
• When the camera detects faces, the white frames
appear, and the focus and exposure are adjusted to the
faces automatically.
• The frames turn green when the faces are in focus by
pressing the
(Shutter) button half way down.
• The camera may not detect faces depending on the
shooting condition.
zFunctions not available when 3D shooting
You cannot use the following functions in 3D mode.
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AF
Face detection
Zoom
Anti-blur
Shooting with the supplied 360 Video Lens attached to the camera (MHS-FS3K only)
Still image shooting during movie shooting
Image or movie size selection
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Hold the camera horizontally when shooting.
1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
ON/OFF (Power) button
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After turning on the camera, confirm that it is in 3D mode
(shown by the
icon).
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2 Compose the shot.
Be sure not to place fingers on the lens.
Press the MOVIE/ENTER button again to finish shooting the
movie.
MOVIE/ENTER button
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3 Press the MOVIE/ENTER button.
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• Continuous recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes.
• The maximum size of a single movie file is approximately 2 GB. Recording stops before 29 minutes if
the file size reaches approximately 2 GB during movie recording.
• 3D shooting is only available for 1920×1080 size images.
• You cannot select 3D shooting or 2D shooting while shooting movies.
• 3D shooting is not possible with the 360 Video Lens (supplied). (MHS-FS3K only)
z To best shoot an image
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Hold the camera horizontally.
Hold the camera securely so it does not move.
Do not swing the camera.
Keep a distance between the camera and the subject of approximately 1.2 m to 5.0 m (approx. 3 feet
11 1/4 inches to 16 feet 4 7/8 inches).
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• Press the 3D/2D button to select 3D shooting or 2D
shooting while the camera is on.
• You can shoot in either the vertical or horizontal position.
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z To shoot still images during movie recording (2D
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• Press the
(Shutter) button fully down during movie recording.
• The recorded still image appears small on the LCD screen of the camera.
• The still image sizes are as follows, depending on the movie size.
– 1280 × 720 30p/60p: (1280 × 720)
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– 1920 × 1080 30p: (1920 × 1080)
– 480 × 270 30p: (480 × 270)
z About the HD (High Definition) recording method of
this camera
For MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, the camera supports high definition images with an effective
total number of scanning lines of 1080 or 720. The number of recorded image pixel is
1920 × 1080 or 1280 × 720, approximately 30 or 60 frames per second, and the image is
recorded in progressive mode.
• MPEG: Moving Picture Experts Group
• AVC: Advanced Video Codec
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 is a standard of video camera, which uses highly efficient image
compression encoding technology to record HD (high definition) images. Compared with
the existing image compression encoding technology, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 is able to
compress images even more effectively.
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The zoom function is allowed only for 2D shooting.
You can enlarge the image when shooting. The camera’s zoom function can enlarge images up
to 4 times.
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1 Press and hold v or V.
Press and hold v to zoom in or V to zoom out.
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• Only Digital zoom is available with this camera.
• You may not be able to zoom in or out images smoothly when using zoom function.
• Image quality decreases as the images are digitally processed.
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You can shoot with the light of the camera turned on.
1 Press b on the shooting screen.
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Press b again to turn off the light.
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• You can only use the light in shooting mode. Note that you cannot use it when the 360 Video Lens is
attached to the camera.
• The camera emits very bright light. Do not aim directly at eyes at close range.
• Battery power wears down faster when the light is turned on.
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1 Press B on the shooting standby screen.
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2 Select the desired mode by using B.
Does not use the self-timer.
(2sec)
Sets the 2-second delay self-timer.
When you press the
(Shutter) button or the MOVIE/ENTER
button, a self-timer icon flashes, and after rapid beep sounds are
heard, the camera will shoot.
(10sec)
Sets the 10-second delay self-timer.
When you press the
(Shutter) button or the MOVIE/ENTER
button, a self-timer icon flashes, and after rapid beep sounds are
heard, the camera will shoot.
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By attaching the supplied 360 Video Lens to the camera, you can
shoot 360-degree images of the area around the camera.
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1 Take out the 360 Video Lens from its case.
• Press and hold the f mark of the 360 Video Lens case to open it.
2 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
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ON/OFF (Power)
button
3 Press and hold both sides of the 360 Video
Lens (1), then attach it to the camera in the
direction (2).
• Attach the hooks of the 360 Video Lens to the attaching parts of
the camera, as shown in the illustration.
• The camera shifts to the “360 Video” mode automatically, and
the ring-shaped image appears on the LCD screen.
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4 Start shooting (page 29, 31).
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Do not attach or remove the 360 Video Lens during shooting.
The still image size is fixed to 3M (16:9), and the movie size is fixed to 1920 × 1080 30p.
When you attach the 360 Video Lens to the camera, you cannot operate zooming or settings.
Do not hold the camera by the 360 Video Lens only.
Attach the bottom part of the 360 Video Lens case to
the bottom of the camera.
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z To place the camera vertically
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z To remove the 360 Video Lens
Press and hold both sides of the 360 Video Lens (1),
then pull it in the opposite direction of when attaching
(2).
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You can play back 360 Video images on the computer using the Bloggie Software. For details on
the installation of the Bloggie Software, see page 25.
Image played back on
this camera
Image played back on the computer using
the Bloggie Software
360 Video image
• You can play back each 1/4 portion of the 360-degree panoramic view image, scene by scene, on the
camera in 360 playback mode (page 40).
• When playing back converted 360 Video images, the resolution of the played back images is lower than
that of normal images.
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1 Press the function button (
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) to switch to playback mode.
The index screen appears.
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2 Select an image by using v/V/b/B, then
press the MOVIE/ENTER button.
Movie
Still image
3D image
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A single movie plays back when a movie is selected.
The movie will be paused if you press the MOVIE/
ENTER button.
appears at the upper left in the index of a 3D image.
Hold the camera horizontally when viewing 3D images.
z To show the previous/next images
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Press b/B.
Press b/B for the movies while playback is paused.
z Fast forward/Fast rewind the movie
Press b/B during playback of the movie.
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Do one of the following:
– Press the function button (
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– Press the
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(Shutter) button
z To go back to the index screen
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Press v during playback of the still images or movies.
z Viewing the 360 Video images (MHS-FS3K only)
You can play back each 1/4 portion of the 360-degree panoramic view image, scene by
scene, on the camera in 360 playback mode.
In playback mode, select an image that was shot with the 360 Video Lens.
While the 360 Video image is paused, press V to set 360 playback mode, then press the
MOVIE/ENTER button to play back.
Press the function button (
) or (
) to play back another portion of the 360 Video
image.
Playback position
Full image of the 360 Video image
360 Video image
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Playback zoom
Enlarges recorded 2D still images.
This function is allowed only in 2D mode.
1 Press the function button (
) to switch to playback mode.
2 Select a still image, then press the MOVIE/ENTER button.
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3 Press the MOVIE/ENTER button.
4 Adjust the magnification and the part to
enlarge.
Shows the displayed area of the
whole image
Note
• You cannot operate playback zoom when an HDMI cable (sold separately) is connected.
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The image can be enlarged up to 8 times from its
original size by pressing the function button ( ).
Press v/V/b/B to change the part to enlarge.
Press the MOVIE/ENTER button to cancel playback
zoom.
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You can adjust the volume for playback movies.
1 Press the function button (
) to switch to playback mode.
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2 Select a movie, then press the MOVIE/ENTER button.
3 Press V.
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4 Press B to increase or b to decrease the
volume.
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Recommended computer
environment
Windows
Microsoft Windows XP*1 SP3/Windows Vista*2 SP2/
Windows 7
Others
CPU: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, Intel Core 2 Duo
1.20 GHz or faster
Memory: 1 GB or more
Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation:
approximately 200 MB
Display: 1,024 × 768 dots or more
*1 Windows XP 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
*2 Starter (Edition) is not supported.
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The following computer environment is recommended when using the Bloggie Software, and
importing images via a USB connection.
Macintosh
OS (pre-installed)
USB Connection: Mac OS X (v10.3 to v10.6)
The Bloggie Software: Mac OS X (v10.5 to v10.6)
Others
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz or faster (PowerPC is not
supported.)
Memory: 1 GB or more
Application: QuickTime 7 (The latest version is
recommended.)
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The following computer environment is recommended when using the Bloggie Software or
importing images via a USB connection.
Notes
• Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described
above or in a multi-boot environment.
• If you connect two or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some devices, including
the camera, may not operate, depending on the types of USB devices you are using.
• Connecting the camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0
compliant) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer), as the camera is compatible with Hi-Speed
USB (USB 2.0 compliant).
• 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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To play back and edit movie files (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) recorded by the camera on your
computer, you need to install the software compatible with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 or the Bloggie
Software.
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• Even in a PC environment where operations are guaranteed, images may not play back smoothly due to
dropped frames, etc. Note that the imported image itself is not affected.
• If you are using a notebook PC, be sure to use the PC with the AC adaptor plugged in. Sometimes normal
operations are not possible due to the power savings function of the PC.
• A PC that supports 3D can be used to view movies.
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H.264)
• Operations are not guaranteed, even on computers fulfilling the above system requirements. For example,
other open or background applications currently running may limit product performance.
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Activating
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1 Double-click the Bloggie Software (pre-loaded on the
internal memory) shortcut icon on the desktop.
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On-screen items
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A Sharing site: Drag and drop the thumbnail.
B Displays the images in the camera.
C Displays imported images in the computer.
D Thumbnails: Double-click to play.
(movie),
(imported)
• Press and hold the Ctrl key (for Windows)/command key (for Macintosh) for multiple selections.
E Creates an album/Deletes images/Shares images
F Imports images from the camera.
G Switches the screen display.
• The actual screen items or layout may differ depending on the software version.
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To connect the camera to your computer, see page 43.
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Windows
When not using the Bloggie Software
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.
When using the Bloggie Software
See page 45.
When not using the Bloggie Software
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When using the Bloggie Software
See page 45.
1Connect the camera to your Macintosh computer first. Double-click the newly
recognized [BLOGGIE] icon t [DCIM] or [MP_ROOT] t the folder where the
images you want to import are stored.
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2Copy the images you want to import to your computer.
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1 Choose images and the sharing site to upload with the camera in advance
(page 53).
Bloggie Software starts automatically and the confirmation screen for uploading images
appears.
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Notes on Bloggie Software (pre-loaded on the
internal memory)
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• Set [LUN Setting] to [Multi].
• When uploading images over the Internet, the cache may remain in the computer being used depending
on the service provider. This is also true when the camera is used for this purpose.
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2 Connect the camera to a computer in which the Bloggie Software (preloaded on the internal memory) is already installed.
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service
In order to use Bloggie Software to enjoy the benefits of the image uploading service or other
services (the “services”) provided by these and other websites, you must consent to the
following.
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• Some websites require registration procedures and/or fees to use their services. In using such services,
you must comply with the terms and conditions established by the websites concerned.
• Services may be terminated or changed in accordance with the convenience of the website operators.
Sony will not be held responsible for any trouble occurring between the users and third parties or any
inconvenience caused to users relating to the utilization of the services inclusive of the termination of or
changes to such services.
• To view a website, you will be redirected to it by the Sony server. There may be times when you cannot
access the website because of server maintenance or for other reasons.
• If the operation of the Sony server is to be terminated, you will be notified of the termination ahead of
time on Sony’s website, etc.
• The URLs to which you are redirected by the Sony server and other information may be recorded for the
purposes of improving Sony’s future products and services. However, no personal data will be recorded
on such occasions.
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The photo size determines the size of the image file that is recorded when you take an image.
The larger the photo size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed on largeformat paper. The smaller the photo size, the more images can be recorded.
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1 Press the function button ([Menu]) to display the menu screen.
Photo Size
Usage guidelines
No. of
images
Printing
(2592×1944) Suitable for prints
Fine
More
Rough
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Less
(2356×1324) Suitable for playback on a computer
(854×480)
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2 Select [Photo Size] by using v/V and the desired size by using b/B.
Then press the MOVIE/ENTER button to decide.
Suitable for faster WEB upload
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• When you print still images recorded with 16:9 aspect ratio, both edges may be cut off.
• 3D shooting is only available for
(1920×1080) size images.
z When you select
(2592×1944)
The aspect ratio switches to 4:3 when shooting images.
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A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels.
If it contains a large number of pixels, the image becomes large, it takes up more memory,
and the image is displayed in fine detail. “Image size” is shown by the number of pixels.
Although you cannot see the differences on the screen of the camera, the fine detail and data
processing time differ when the image is printed or displayed on a computer screen.
Image size: 5M
2,592 pixels × 1,944 pixels = 5,038,848 pixels
2 Image size: 0.4M
854 pixels × 480 pixels = 409,920 pixels
1
Pixels
Many pixels
(Fine image quality and large file size)
Few pixels
(Rough image quality but small file size)
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Pixel
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Description of the pixels and the image size
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The larger the movie size, the higher the movie quality.
The movies shot with the camera will be recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Main Profile,
approximately 30 or 60 frames per second, Progressive, AAC LC, “MP4 format”.
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1 Press the function button ([Menu]) to display the menu screen.
Movie Size
Usage guidelines
Suitable for playback on a full high definition TV
(1280×720 60p)
Suitable for recording fast-moving objects
(1280×720 30p)
Suitable for playback on a computer
(480×270 30p)
Suitable for faster WEB upload
Note
• 3D shooting is only available for
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(1920×1080 30p)
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2 Select [Movie Size] by using v/V and the desired size by using b/B.
Then press the MOVIE/ENTER button to decide.
(1920×1080 30p) size images.
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z Progressive playback
The camera supports progressive mode*, which is used in computers, and therefore is suited
for playing back images on computers.
* Progressive and Interlaced modes are types of movie recording method. Progressive mode reads out
all image pixels at once while Interlaced mode separates a frame into odd/even fields and reads out
them alternately.
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Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion.
1 Press the function button (
) to switch to playback mode.
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2 Press the function button ([Menu]) to display the menu screen.
(Delete) by using v/V. Then press the MOVIE/ENTER button to
(This Image)
(Multiple
Images)
Deletes the image that is being selected.
Deletes more than two images at once. Can be selected from only
the index screen.
2Press the function button ([OK]).
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1Select an image, then press the MOVIE/ENTER button.
Repeat this step for images you want to delete.
If you select the image with
again,
will be released.
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3 Select
decide.
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Protects recorded images against accidental erasure.
The
mark is displayed when playing back registered images.
1 Press the function button (
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) to switch to playback mode.
2 Press the function button ([Menu]) to display the menu screen.
(This Image)
(Multiple
Images)
Protects the image that is being selected.
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3 Select
(Protect) by using v/V. Then press the MOVIE/ENTER button
to decide.
Protects more than two images at once. Can be selected from only
the index screen.
2Press the function button ([OK]).
z To cancel the protection
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Press the function button ([Menu]) and select [Protect] during playback of the protected
image you want to cancel the protection.
The
indicator disappears, and the protection is released.
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1Select an image, then press the MOVIE/ENTER button.
Repeat this step for images you want to protect.
If you select the image with
again,
will be released.
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You can install the Bloggie Software (pre-loaded on the internal memory) to upload images for
sharing. You can also choose images and the sharing site to upload in advance.
For information on how to upload images, see page 47.
1 Press the function button (
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Share it Later
) to switch to playback mode.
3 Select
(Share it Later) by using v/V. Then press the MOVIE/ENTER
button to decide.
Shares the image that is being selected.
Select the sharing site and press the function button ([OK]).
(Multiple Images)
Shares more than two images at once. Can be selected from only
the index screen.
1Select an image, then press the MOVIE/ENTER button.
Repeat this step for images you want to upload.
If you select the image with
again,
will be released.
2Press the function button ([Next]) and select sharing site from
the share list.
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(This Image)
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2 Press the function button ([Menu]) to display the menu screen.
3Press the function button ([OK]).
• You cannot create the share list with the camera. Use Bloggie Software to create.
• The maximum number of share lists the camera can display is 14.
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z To cancel sharing
During playback of the image you want to cancel sharing, press the function button
([Menu]) t Select
(Share it Later) t Release the mark on the sharing site t Press
the function button ([OK]).
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Adjusts the parallax of a 3D image.
1 Press the function button (
) to switch to playback mode.
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2 Press the MOVIE/ENTER button to select the image you want to adjust.
3 Press the function button ([Menu]) to display the menu screen.
Black bars are displayed after adjustment.
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4 Select
(3D Adjust) by using v/V and the desired size by using b/B.
Then press the MOVIE/ENTER button to decide.
Note
• 3D Adjust cannot function when the index is being played back.
tired
Reducing the 3D effect reduces eyestrain.
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Curbs the flicker generated by fluorescent by using the electro-shutter.
1 Press the function button ([Menu]) t Select
Reduction] t desired mode
Uses the Flicker Reduction.
Off
Does not use the Flicker Reduction.
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On
(Settings) t [Flicker
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Sets the sound for when you operate the camera.
1 Press the function button ([Menu]) t Select
desired mode.
(Settings) t [Beep] t
Turns on the beep sound when you press the
the MOVIE/ENTER button.
Off
Turns off the beep sound.
(Shutter) button or
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Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages.
1 Press the function button ([Menu]) t Select
Setting] t desired language.
(Settings) t [Language
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Performs a demonstration of the camera.
1 Press the function button ([Menu]) t Select
Mode] t desired mode.
Performs a demonstration.
Off
Does not perform a demonstration.
Note
• The demonstration stops when operating any of the following.
– Press the
(Shutter) button or the MOVIE/ENTER button.
– Turn off the power.
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On
(Settings) t [Demo
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Initialize
Initializes the setting to the default setting.
Even if you execute this function, the images are retained.
1 Press the function button ([Menu]) t Select
t Press the function button ([OK]).
(Settings) t [Initialize]
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Note
• Perform initialization after charging the camera to prevent the camera from turning off during the
process.
z When the camera does not work properly
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Press and hold the ON/OFF (Power) button for at least 7 seconds, and force-quit the camera
(page 16). Then turn the camera on again.
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Sets the display method for the recording media displayed on a computer screen or other monitor
when the camera is connected with a computer or AV component using a USB connection.
1 Press the function button ([Menu]) t Select
Setting] t desired mode.
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(Settings) t [LUN
Select this setting when you connect the camera to a computer.
Single
Select this setting in cases where the images are not displayed when
the camera is connected to a device other than a computer.
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Multi
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Selects the type of signal to be output to a TV from the HDMI OUT jack. If images are not
displayed on the TV clearly, changing the setting may improve the display.
1 Press the function button ([Menu]) t Select
Output] t desired mode.
Outputs with 60Hz.
50Hz
Outputs with 50Hz.
(Settings) t [HDMI
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Formats the internal memory.
1 Press the function button ([Menu]) t Select
Press the function button ([OK]).
(Settings) t [Format] t
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• Note that formatting permanently erases all data including even protected images.
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Sets the date and time again.
1 Press the function button ([Menu]) t Select
Time].
(Settings) t [Date &
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Sets the camera for Daylight Saving Time.
1 Press the function button ([Menu]) t Select
Savings] t desired mode
(Settings) t [Daylight
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The time advances by one hour after setting to On.
Sets the Daylight Savings on.
Off
Sets the Daylight Savings off.
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On
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Connect the camera to a TV which has an HDMI jack with an HDMI cable (sold separately).
Refer also to the instruction manuals of the TV.
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1 Turn off both the camera and the TV.
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2 Open the jack cover and connect the camera to the TV with the HDMI
cable (sold separately).
HDMI jack
2 To HDMI OUT jack
3 Turn on the camera.
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1 To HDMI jack
HDMI cable
4 Turn on the TV and set the input.
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV.
3D TV
Allows 3D images shot by this camera to be played back in 3D.
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5 Select the images to play back.
For TVs that do not support 3D
The 3D images are played back in 2D.
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•
•
•
Connect the mini-HDMI jack of the HDMI cable (sold separately) to the HDMI OUT jack of the camera.
Do not connect the output jack of the camera to that of other devices. This may result in malfunction.
Some devices may not work properly. Image and sound may not be output.
Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo.
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You can use the camera as a Web camera by connecting it to a computer (USB streaming).
You can switch between 3D and 2D during use.
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1 Connect the camera to a computer.
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• The movie size is fixed to 640 × 480.
• Use the computer’s microphone during Web camera mode.
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2 Press the function button ([Menu]) t Select [Web Camera].
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If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with an HDMI jack and an HDMI
cable (sold separately). The color system of the TV must match that of the camera. Check the
following lists for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is used, and set
[HDMI Output] (page 61).
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
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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.
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NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan,
Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
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SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Greece, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
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If you experience trouble with the camera, try the following solutions.
1 Check the items on pages 68 to 73.
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2 Turn the power off and then on again.
Be aware that by sending the camera for repair, you give consent that the contents of the internal
memory, music files may be checked.
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Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can
be found at our Customer Support Website.
http://www.sony.net/
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4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
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3 Press and hold the ON/OFF (Power) button for at least 7
seconds, and force-quit the camera. Then turn the camera on
again (page 16).
Cannot turn on the camera.
• The battery pack is discharged. Charge the camera.
The power turns off suddenly.
• Depending on the camera and battery temperature, the power may turn off automatically to protect
the camera. In this case, a message is displayed on the LCD screen before the power turns off.
• If you do not operate the camera for a certain period of time while the power is on, the camera turns
off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack. Turn the camera on again.
Battery life is short.
• Charge the battery until the charge lamp disappears.
• You are using the camera in an extremely hot or cold location, or the charging is insufficient. This is
not a malfunction.
• If you have not used the camera for a prolonged period, the efficiency of the battery will be improved
by repeatedly charging and discharging it.
• When usable battery life becomes half the usual time, even after charging the battery fully, the battery
may need to be replaced. Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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Cannot charge the camera.
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• Turn off the camera and make the USB connection.
• Disconnect the USB connection support cable, and then reconnect it.
• Use the USB connection support cable (supplied).
• Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F).
• Turn on the computer and connect the camera.
• Release the computer from sleep or hibernation status.
• Connect the camera directly to a computer using the supplied USB connection support cable.
• Connect the camera to a computer with the operating system that is supported by the camera.
• After trying the remedies above, if the problem still persists, press and hold the ON/OFF (Power)
button for at least 7 seconds, and force-quit the camera. Then reconnect it to the computer using the
supplied USB connection support cable.
The remaining charge indicator is incorrect.
Shooting still images/movies
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• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location.
• A discrepancy arose between the remaining charge indicator and the actual remaining battery charge.
Fully discharge the battery pack once, then charge it to correct the indication.
• The battery pack is dead (page 75). Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Cannot record images.
• Check the free capacity of the internal memory. If it is full, delete unnecessary images (page 51).
• While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during playback.
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The date and time are not displayed on the LCD screen.
Cannot insert dates on images.
• The camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images.
Dots appear and remain on the screen.
• This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded.
Viewing images
Cannot play back images.
• The folder/file name has been changed on your computer.
• Playback on the camera cannot be guaranteed if files contain images processed on a computer, or
images shot by another camera.
• The camera is in USB mode. Disconnect the USB connection (page 23).
The image appears rough right after playback starts.
• This may happen due to image processing. This is not a malfunction.
The image does not appear on the TV.
• Set [HDMI Output] to [60Hz] in NTSC region, [50Hz] in PAL region (page 61).
• Check whether the connection is correct (page 65).
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The top and bottom edges of images are trimmed slightly on a connected TV.
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• The LCD screen of the camera can display recording images across the entire screen (full pixel
display). However, this may cause slight trimming of the top, bottom, right, and left edges of images
when played back on a TV that is not compatible with full pixel display.
Black bands appear on the left and right of the screen.
• Black bands appear on the left and right of the screen when viewing movies recorded with the camera
held in the vertical position on a TV or a computer. This is not a malfunction.
Cannot delete an image.
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Deleting
• Cancel the protection (page 52).
Your computer does not recognize the camera.
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• When the battery level is low, charge the camera.
• Turn on the camera and connect to a computer.
• Use the USB connection support cable (supplied).
• Disconnect the USB connection support cable from both the computer and the camera, and connect it
again firmly.
• Disconnect all equipment other than the camera, the keyboard and the mouse from the USB
connectors of your computer.
• Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other device.
• Set [LUN Setting] to [Multi] (page 60).
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Cannot import images.
• Connect the camera and your computer correctly making a USB connection (page 43).
• When you format the internal memory with a computer, you may not be able to import the images to
a computer. Format the internal memory with the camera, and shoot (page 62).
After making a USB connection, Bloggie Software does not start automatically.
• Install the Bloggie Software to a computer, and make the USB connection after both the camera and a
computer are turned on.
Cannot play back images on your computer.
• Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
The image and sound are interrupted by noise when you view a movie on a
computer.
• You are playing back the movie directly from the internal memory. Import the movie to your
computer using the Bloggie Software and play it back (page 46).
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The camera does not work properly.
• Press and hold the ON/OFF (Power) button for at least 7 seconds, and force-quit the camera. Then
turn the camera on again.
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The lens gets fogged.
The camera becomes warm when you use it for a long time.
• This is not a malfunction.
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• Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the moisture to
evaporate.
The Language/Clock Setting screen appears when you turn on the camera.
The date or time is incorrect.
• Set the date and time again (page 63).
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• Set the date and time again (page 28).
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If the following messages appear, follow the instructions.
System error
• Turn the power off and then on again.
Camera overheating
Allow it to cool
• The camera temperature has risen. The power may turn off automatically, or you may be unable to
record movies. Leave the camera in a cool location until the temperature goes down.
• Turn the power off and then on again.
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• If you record movies for an extended period, the camera temperature rises. In this case, stop recording
movies.
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• The battery level is low. Charge the battery pack immediately. Depending on the conditions of use,
the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left.
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Warning indicators and
messages
Error formatting internal memory
• Format the media again (page 62).
No images
• No images that can be played back have been recorded on the internal memory.
Folder error
• A folder with the same first three digit number already exists on the internal memory (for example:
123MSDCF and 123ABCDE). Format the camera (page 62).
Cannot create more folders
• The folder with a name beginning with “999” exists on the internal memory. Format the camera
(page 62).
File error
• An error occurred while the image was playing back.
Playback on the camera cannot be guaranteed if files contain images processed on a computer, or
images shot by another camera.
File protected
• Release the protection (page 52).
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Image size over limit
Maximum number of images already selected
• Up to 100 files can be selected when using [Delete], [Share it Later] and [Protect].
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• You are playing back an image with size that cannot be played back on the camera.
Operation cannot be executed for movie files
Invalid operation
• This message appears if you perform an invalid operation.
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• Playback zoom cannot be performed on movies.
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The number of still images and recordable time may vary depending on the shooting conditions.
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Number of still images and
recordable time of movies
Still images
4:3 (5M)
16:9 (3M)
2729
16:9 (0.4M)
16:9 (2M)(3D)
33544
6020
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• When the number of remaining recordable images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999” indicator appears.
• When images recorded using other cameras are played back on this camera, the display may differ from
the actual image size.
• When measuring media capacity, 1 GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data
management.
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The table below shows the approximate maximum recording times. These are the total times for
all movie files. Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes.
(Units: hour : minute : second)
Size
1920×1080 30p
1280×720 60p
1280×720 30p
480×270 30p
1:20:00 (0:47:00)
2:40:00 (1:25:00)
4:00:00 (2:00:00)
16:00:00 (8:00:00)
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• Your camera uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the
recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the internal memory.
Movies containing quickly moving and complex images are recorded at a higher bit rate, and this reduces
the overall recording time.
• The maximum size of a single movie file is approximately 2 GB. Recording stops before 29 minutes if
the file size reaches approximately 2 GB during movie recording.
• The number in ( ) is the minimum recording time.
• When continuous shooting ends, the recording stops automatically.
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On charging the battery pack
• We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to
86°F). The battery pack may not be effectively charged in temperatures outside this range.
• When usable battery life becomes half the usual time, even after charging the battery fully, the battery
should be replaced. Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
• Battery performance decreases in low temperature surroundings. So in cold places, the operational time
of the battery pack is shorter.
• The battery pack will run out quickly if you use the zoom frequently.
• Do not expose the camera to water. The camera is not water-resistant.
• Do not leave the camera in an extremely hot place, such as in a car or under direct sunlight.
• Even if you do not use the camera for an extended period, fully charge the camera every 6 to 12 months
to maintain the camera’s function. Also, store the camera in a cool, dry place.
On battery life
• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased
usage time between charges becomes significant, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
• 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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Do not use/store the camera in the following places
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• In an extremely hot, cold or humid place
In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become deformed and this may cause a
malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater
The camera body may become discolored or deformed, and this may cause a malfunction.
• In a location subject to rocking vibration
• Near strong magnetic fields
• In sandy or dusty places
Be careful not to let sand or dust get into the camera. This may cause the camera to malfunction, and in
some cases may be irreparable.
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On carrying
On cleaning
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
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Do not sit down in a chair or other place with the camera in the back pocket of your trousers or skirt, as this
may cause malfunction or damage the camera.
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Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, then wipe the surface with a dry
cloth. Do not use any of 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 any of the above on your hand.
– Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber or vinyl for a long time.
On operating temperatures
Your camera is designed for use under the temperatures between 0°C and 40°C (32°F and 104°F). Shooting
in extremely cold or hot places that exceed this range is not recommended.
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, moisture may condense inside or outside
the camera. This moisture condensation may cause a malfunction of the camera.
If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate.
Note on disposal/transfer
• When using the software pre-loaded on the internal memory, personal information such as IDs and mail
addresses may be saved on the internal memory of the camera. Before changing ownership of the camera,
or before disposal, delete any personal information.
• Even if you delete data on the internal memory or format the camera, you may not delete data from the
internal memory completely.
• To prevent the camera from restoring the internal memory data, record any unnecessary data on the
internal memory of the camera.
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Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Power:
Built-in rechargeable battery pack
USB charging (supplied from the computer by
connecting with the supplied USB connection
support cable)
Charging time: Approx. 200 mins. (full charge)
(when charging from the USB connector of the
computer)
Power consumption (during shooting):
3D: 2.9W
2D: 2.2W (when the movie image size is
[1280×720 30p])
Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to
104°F)
Storage temperature: –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to
+140°F)
Dimensions: Approx. 55.0 mm × 108.0 mm ×
17.3 mm (2 1/4 inches × 4 3/8 inches ×
11/16 inches) (W/H/D, excluding protrusions)
Mass: Approx. 125 g (4.4 oz)
Microphone: Stereo
Speaker: Monaural
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Image device: 4.5 mm (1/4 type) CMOS sensor
Total pixel number of camera:
Approx. 5 110 000 pixels
Effective pixel number of camera:
Approx. 3 110 000 pixels (still image, 16:9),
Approx. 5 030 000 pixels (still image, 4:3),
Approx. 3 110 000 pixels ([1920×1080 30p]
movie)
Lens: F2.8
f = 4.1 mm (3/16 inches)
When converted to a 35 mm still camera
For movies: 47 mm (1 7/8 inches) (16:9)
For still images: 41 mm (1 5/8 inches) (4:3)
Exposure control: Automatic exposure
3D format: Side-by-Side
File format:
Still images: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3,
MPF Baseline) compliant
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MP4)
Audio: MPEG AAC
Recording media: Internal Memory (Approx.
8 GB)
• When measuring media capacity, 1 GB equals 1
billion bytes, a portion of which is used for
system management and/or application files.
Available user capacity is as below.
Approx. 7.7 GB
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[Input and Output connectors]
HDMI jack: HDMI mini connector
USB jack: type A (built-in)
USB communication: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0
compliant)
[LCD screen]
LCD screen: 6 cm 2.4 type (16:9) TFT drive
Total number of dots: 230 400 (720 × 320) dots
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Trademarks
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 NONCOMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO
PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER
USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C.
SEE <HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM>
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• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, the Mac OS logo, iMac, iBook, PowerBook, Power Mac and eMac are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
• Intel and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
In addition, system and product names used in this manual are, in general, trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective developers or manufacturers. However, the ™ or ® marks are not used in all
cases in this manual.
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• “Bloggie” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• 360 Video is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
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Numerics
M
360 Video images .............................................................36
Macintosh computer ........................................................43
3D shooting
Movie Size ...........................................................................50
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Movies............................................................................31
Still images...................................................................29
N
Battery pack ........................................................................75
O
Beep ........................................................................................56
OS ............................................................................................43
Bloggie Software ........................................................25, 45
P
Photo Size ............................................................................48
Charging ...............................................................................22
Pixel ........................................................................................49
Clock Settings ....................................................................28
Playback zoom ...................................................................41
Computer
Protect ....................................................................................52
Recommended environment .................................43
R
Uploading images .....................................................47
Recordable time of movies ...........................................74
Connecting
S
Self-Timer ............................................................................35
D
Settings ..................................................................................14
Date & Time .......................................................................63
Share it Later ......................................................................53
Daylight Savings ...............................................................64
Software ..........................................................................25, 45
Delete .....................................................................................51
Demo Mode ........................................................................58
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Computer ......................................................................46
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Importing images.......................................................46
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Number of still images ...................................................74
B
T
Troubleshooting ................................................................68
F
Flicker Reduction .............................................................55
U
Format ...................................................................................62
USB ..................................................................................22, 25
H
V
HDMI OUT jack ...............................................................65
View
Movies............................................................................39
HDMI Output .....................................................................61
Still images...................................................................39
I
Identifying parts ................................................................16
Volume control ..................................................................42
Initialize ................................................................................59
W
Install .....................................................................................25
Warning messages............................................................72
Web camera ........................................................................66
L
Language Setting ..............................................................57
LUN Setting ........................................................................60
Windows computer ..........................................................43
Z
Zoom ......................................................................................33
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