Sony | SLT-A99V | User's Manual | Sony SLT-A99V User's Manual

4-436-247-11(1)
Interchangeable Lens
Digital Camera
Instruction Manual
A-mount
SLT-A99/SLT-A99V
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located
on the bottom.
Record the serial number in the space
provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call
upon your Sony dealer regarding this
product.
Model No. SLT-A99/SLT-A99V
Serial No. __________________________
WARNING
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
DANGER - TO
REDUCE THE RISK
OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK,
CAREFULLY
FOLLOW THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
If the shape of the plug does not fit the
power outlet, use an attachment plug
adaptor of the proper configuration for the
power outlet.
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Caution
Battery pack
If the battery pack is mishandled, the
battery pack can burst, cause a fire or even
chemical burns. Observe the following
cautions.
• Do not disassemble.
• Do not crush and do not expose the
battery pack to any shock or force such as
hammering, dropping or stepping on it.
• Do not short circuit and do not allow
metal objects to come into contact with
the battery terminals.
• Do not expose to high temperature above
60°C (140°F) such as in direct sunlight or
in a car parked in the sun.
• Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire.
• Do not handle damaged or leaking
lithium ion batteries.
• Be sure to charge the battery pack using a
genuine Sony battery charger or a device
that can charge the battery pack.
• Keep the battery pack out of the reach of
small children.
• Keep the battery pack dry.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent
type recommended by Sony.
• Dispose of used battery packs promptly
as described in the instructions.
Battery charger
Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket)
when using the Charger. Disconnect the
Charger from the wall outlet (wall socket)
immediately if any malfunction occurs
while using the apparatus.
The power cord (mains lead), if supplied, is
designed specifically for use with this
camera only, and should not be used with
other electrical equipment.
For Customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION
BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are
recyclable.
You can help preserve
our environment by
returning your used
rechargeable batteries to
the collection and
recycling location nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling
of rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit http://
www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or
leaking Lithium-Ion batteries.
Battery Pack and lens (if lens
supplied)
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: SLT-A99V
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics
Inc.
Address:16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules, Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003.
For Customers in the U.S.A.
UL is an internationally recognized safety
organization.
The UL Mark on the product means it has
been UL Listed.
If you have any questions about this
product, you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
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Note:
For Customers in Europe
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
– Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
Notice for the customers in the
countries applying EU Directives
The supplied interface cable must be used
with the equipment in order to comply with
the limits for a digital device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Attention
Hereby, Sony Corporation, declares that
this SLT-A99V Interchangeable Lens
Digital Camera is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of the Directive 1999/5/EC. For
details, please access the following URL:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku
Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized
Representative for EMC and product safety
is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger
Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For
any service or guarantee matters please
refer to the addresses given in separate
service or guarantee documents.
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits set out in the
R&TTE Directive for using connection
cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this unit.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism
causes data transfer to discontinue midway
(fail), restart the application or disconnect
and connect the communication cable
(USB, etc.) again.
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Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment (Applicable in
the European Union and other
European countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product shall
not be treated as household waste. Instead it
shall be handed over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By
ensuring this product is disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment
and human health, which could otherwise
be caused by inappropriate waste handling
of this product. The recycling of materials
will help to conserve natural resources. For
more detailed information about recycling
of this product, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the
packaging indicates that the battery
provided with this product shall not be
treated as household waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might be
used in combination with a chemical
symbol. The chemical symbols for mercury
(Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the battery
contains more than 0.0005% mercury or
0.004% lead.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potentially
negative consequences for the environment
and human health which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of
the battery. The recycling of the materials
will help to conserve natural resources.
In case of products that for safety,
performance or data integrity reasons
require a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery should be
replaced by qualified service staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated
properly, hand over the product at end-oflife to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the
section on how to remove the battery from
the product safely. Hand the battery over to
the applicable collection point for the
recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about
recycling of this product or battery, please
contact your local Civic Office, your
household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
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Notice for customers in the
United Kingdom
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363
is fitted to this equipment for your safety
and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to
be replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the
supplied one and approved by ASTA or
BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked with an
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has
a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach
the fuse cover after you change the fuse.
Never use the plug without the fuse cover.
If you should lose the fuse cover, please
contact your nearest Sony service station.
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Table of contents
Introduction of functions ................................................... 9
Before use
Notes on using your camera ............................................ 12
Checking the supplied items ............................................ 15
Identifying parts .............................................................. 16
Front side .................................................................... 16
Rear side ..................................................................... 17
Top side ...................................................................... 19
Sides ........................................................................... 21
Bottom ........................................................................ 23
Shoe adaptor ............................................................... 24
List of icons on the screen ............................................... 25
List of icons on the LCD screen ................................. 25
List of icons on the display panel ............................... 29
Functions list
Functions that can be operated with the buttons/dial
..................................................................................... 30
How to use the Quick Navi screen ............................. 31
How to use the silent multi-controller ........................ 32
Selecting a function with the Fn (Function) button ......... 34
Functions that can be selected with the Fn (Function) button
..................................................................................... 35
The functions selected with the MENU button ............... 37
Using the In-Camera Guide ............................................. 48
Preparing the camera
Charging the battery pack ................................................ 49
Inserting the battery pack/memory card (sold separately)
..................................................................................... 51
Compatible memory cards ......................................... 54
Attaching a lens ............................................................... 55
Setting the date and time ................................................. 57
Setting up the date/time again .................................... 58
Adjusting the angle of the LCD screen ........................... 59
Shooting a clear image without camera shake ................ 60
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Camera shake warning indicator ................................ 60
Using the SteadyShot function ................................... 60
Holding the camera properly ...................................... 61
Removing the Eyepiece cup ............................................ 62
Shooting and viewing images
Shooting still images ....................................................... 63
Recording movies ............................................................ 65
Playing back images ........................................................ 66
Switching between still images and movies ............... 66
Deleting images ............................................................... 67
Selecting a shooting mode
Selecting a shooting mode ............................................... 68
Functions available for each shooting mode ................... 69
Various functions
Using the various functions of the camera thoughtfully
..................................................................................... 70
Depth Map Assist Continuous AF ............................. 70
AF Range Control ...................................................... 71
Movie recording with a positive approach to audio
............................................................................ 72
ISO sensitivity/Multi frame noise reduction .............. 73
Creative Style ............................................................. 74
Hand-held Twilight .................................................... 75
DRO/Auto HDR ......................................................... 75
Playback functions ..................................................... 76
Viewing images on a computer
Using the software ........................................................... 77
Others
Learning more about the camera (a Handbook) .............. 82
Checking the number of recordable images/recording time
..................................................................................... 83
Specifications .................................................................. 87
Index .............................................................94
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Introduction of functions
This section introduces some frequently-used shooting functions and
characteristic functions.
See the pages in parentheses for details.
Shooting functions used frequently
Exposure compensation (30)
You can compensate the exposure to adjust the brightness of the entire
screen.
Even when the exposure mode is set to M, the exposure can be
compensated if the ISO sensitivity is set to [AUTO].
ISO sensitivity (73)/Multi frame noise reduction (73)
You can set the sensitivity to light.
The ISO sensitivity can be adjusted between ISO 50 and ISO 25600.
When you select
(Multi Frame Noise Reduct.), you can select larger
ISO numbers than the maximum ISO sensitivity.
White balance (36)
You can adjust the color tones.
You can select an option to suit a light source, or perform a fine adjustment
by combining the color temperature with the color filter.
Drive mode (35)
You can use an appropriate drive mode to suit your purposes, such as
single-shot advanced, continuous advanced, bracket, or shooting with a
Wireless Remote Commander.
Original characteristic functions
AF Range Control (71)
You can restrict the autofocus range to prevent unintended subjects from
being focused on.
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Introduction of functions
DRO/Auto HDR (75)
D-Range Optimizer: By dividing the image into small areas, the camera
analyses 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
these images to create an image with rich gradation.
Creative Style (74)
You can select the desired style from among 13 styles.
You can also adjust certain factors of the images, such as the exposure, by
using the selected style as the base.
Hand-held Twilight (75)
You can shoot night scenes with less noise and blur without using a tripod.
Movie recording with manual adjustments (35)
You can adjust the exposure in P, A, S, M mode during movie recording.
How to operate or customize the camera
Screen information (40)
When you look into the viewfinder, the viewfinder mode is activated, and
when you take your face away from the viewfinder, the viewing mode
returns to the LCD screen mode. You can change the screen mode by
pressing the DISP button.
Quick Navi (31)
In viewfinder mode, you can quickly switch the LCD screen to the Quick
Navi screen by pressing the Fn button. You can set the items with an
intuitive operation.
Silent multi-controller (32)
Using the silent multi-controller that is designed to reduce the sound of dial
rotation, you can set certain items silently, such as focus mode, or recording
level.
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Introduction of functions
Customization (42)
The camera is equipped with a custom button that can be assigned a desired
function.You can also assign functions to other buttons, such as the AEL
button, or the ISO button.
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Before use
Notes on using your camera
Screen language
You can select the language displayed
on the screen using the menu (page 47).
Shooting procedure
This camera has 2 modes for monitoring
subjects: the LCD screen mode using the
LCD screen, and the viewfinder mode
using the viewfinder.
Notes on the functions available with
the camera
• To check whether it is a 1080 60icompatible device or 1080 50icompatible device, check for the
following marks on the bottom of the
camera.
1080 60i-compatible device:60i
1080 50i-compatible device:50i
• This camera is compatible with 1080 60p
or 50p-format movies. Unlike standard
recording modes up to now, which record
in an interlacing method, this camera
records using a progressive method. This
increases the resolution, and provides a
smoother, more realistic image.
Shooting with a DT lens
This camera is equipped with a 35 mm,
full-frame CMOS sensor, however, the
image size is automatically set to that of the
APS-C size setting, and the image size is
smaller when a DT lens (“DT” is attached
to the product name) is used.
No compensation for contents of the
recording
The contents of the recording cannot be
compensated for if recording or playback is
not possible due to a malfunction of your
camera or a memory card, etc.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss,
always copy (back up) data to other
medium.
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Notes on the LCD screen, electronic
viewfinder, lens, and image sensor
• The LCD screen and electronic
viewfinder are manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology so
over 99.99% of the pixels are operational
for effective use. However, there may be
some tiny black points and/or bright
points (white, red, blue or green in color)
that constantly appear on the LCD screen
and electronic viewfinder. These points
are normal in the manufacturing process
and do not affect the images in any way.
• Do not hold the camera by the LCD
screen.
• Do not expose the camera to sunlight or
shoot sunward for a long time. The
internal mechanism may be damaged. If
sunlight is focused on a nearby object, it
may cause a fire.
• There is a magnet on the back and around
the rotating shaft of the hinge part of the
LCD screen. Do not bring anything that
is easily affected by a magnet, such as
floppy disks or credit cards, near the
LCD screen.
• Images may trail across on the screen in a
cold location. This is not a malfunction.
When turning on the camera in a cold
location, the screen may become
temporarily dark. When the camera
warms up, the screen will function
normally.
• The recorded image may be different
from the image you monitored before
recording.
Notes on long-time recording
• When you continue to shoot for a long
time, the temperature of the camera rises.
If the temperature reaches above a certain
level, the
icon appears on the screen
and the camera turns itself off
automatically. If the power is turned off,
leave the camera for 10 minutes or longer
to allow the temperature inside the
camera to decrease to a safe level.
• Under high ambient temperatures, the
temperature of the camera rises quickly.
Notes on using your camera
• When the temperature of the camera
rises, the image quality may deteriorate.
It is recommended that you wait until the
temperature of the camera drops before
continuing to shoot.
• The surface of the camera may get warm.
This is not a malfunction.
Notes on importing AVCHD movies to
a computer
Notes when playing movies on other
devices
• This camera uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
High Profile for AVCHD format
recording. Movies recorded in AVCHD
format with this camera cannot be played
with the following devices.
– Other devices compatible with
AVCHD format that does not support
High Profile
– Devices incompatible with the
AVCHD format
This camera also uses MPEG-4 AVC/
H.264 Main Profile for MP4 format
recording. For this reason, movies
recorded in MP4 format with this camera
cannot be played on devices other than
those that support MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
• Discs recorded with HD image quality
(high definition) 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, DVD-based players or
recorders may fail to eject HD image
quality discs.
• 1080 60p/50p movies can be played back
on compatible devices only.
• To determine whether your camera
supports GPS function, check the model
name of your camera.
GPS-compatible: SLT-A99V
GPS-incompatible: SLT-A99
• Use GPS in accordance with regulations
of countries and regions where you use it.
• If you do not record the location
information, set [GPS On/Off] to [Off]
(page 45).
• In an airplane, make sure to turn off the
camera following cabin announcements.
Warning on copyright
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.
The pictures used in this manual
The photographs used as examples of
pictures in this manual are reproduced
images, and are not actual images shot
using this camera.
On the data specifications described
in this manual
The data on performance and specifications
is defined under the following conditions,
except as described in this manual: at an
ordinary ambient temperature of 25ºC
(77°F), and using a battery pack that has
been fully charged for about 1 hour after
the CHARGE lamp has turned off.
Notes on shooting with the
viewfinder
This camera is equipped with an XGA
Organic Electro-Luminescence viewfinder
with high resolution and high contrast. This
viewfinder achieves a wide viewing angle
and a long eye relief. This camera is
designed to provide an easily viewable
viewfinder by appropriately balancing
various elements.
• The image may be slightly distorted near
the corners of the viewfinder. This is not
a malfunction. When you want to check
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Before use
When importing AVCHD movies to a
computer, for Windows computers, use the
“PlayMemories Home” software on the
CD-ROM (supplied).
On GPS-compatible devices (SLTA99V only)
Notes on using your camera
every detail of the entire composition,
you can also use the LCD screen.
• If you pan the camera while looking into
the viewfinder or move your eyes around,
the image in the viewfinder may be
distorted or the color of the image may
change. This is a characteristic of the lens
or display device and is not a
malfunction. When you shoot an image,
we recommend that you look at the
center area of the viewfinder.
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Before use
Checking the supplied items
Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility if all the
accessories are not supplied.
The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces.
• Camera (1)
• BC-VM10A Battery charger (1)
* Multiple power cords may be supplied
with your camera. Use the appropriate
one that matches your country/region.
• Rechargeable battery pack NPFM500H (1)
• Body cap (1) (Attached on the
camera)
• Shoe Cap (1) (Attached on the
camera)
• Eyepiece cup (1) (Attached on
the camera)
• CD-ROM (1)
– Application Software for α
camera
– α Handbook
• Instruction Manual (1) (This
manual)
• Shoe adaptor (1)/Connector
protective cap (1) (Attached on
the Shoe adaptor)
• USB cable (1)
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Before use
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)* (not
supplied in the U.S.A. and
Canada)
• Shoulder strap (1)
Identifying parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
Front side
A AF illuminator (38)/Self-timer
lamp
B Shutter button (63)
C Power switch (57)
D Front control dial
E Remote sensor
F Lens contacts*
G Mounting index (55)
H Mirror*
I Preview button (30, 42)
J Mount
K Custom button (30, 42)
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L Lens release button (56)
M Silent multi-controller (32)
* Do not directly touch these
parts.
Identifying parts
Rear side
Before use
A MENU button (37)
F Light sensor
B Eyepiece cup (62)
G LCD screen (25, 59)
C Viewfinder*
H MOVIE button (42, 65)
• When you look into the
viewfinder, the viewfinder
mode is activated, and when
you take your face away from
the viewfinder, the viewing
mode returns to the LCD screen
mode.
D Eyepiece sensors (62)
E Diopter-adjustment dial
• Adjust the diopter-adjustment
dial to your eyesight until the
display appears clearly in the
viewfinder.
I For shooting: AF/MF (Auto
focus/manual focus) button (30,
42)
For viewing:
(Enlarge)
button (30)
J For shooting: AEL (AE lock)
button (30, 41)/SLOW SYNC
button (30)
For viewing:
(Image index)
button (30)
K Multi-selector
L For shooting: Fn (Function)
button (34, 35)
For viewing:
(Image
rotation) button (30)
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Identifying parts
M DISP (Display) button (30)
N
(Smart teleconverter)
button (30, 42)/Zoom button
(30)/Focus Magnifier button
(30)
O For shooting: AF RANGE
button (30)
For viewing: (Delete) button
(67)
When the Fn screen or menu
screen is displayed: In-Camera
Guide button (48)
P Access lamp (53)
Q
(Playback) button (66)
* Do not directly touch this
part.
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Identifying parts
Top side
Before use
A Microphone*
J ISO button (41, 73)
B Mode dial lock release button
K Display panel illumination
(68)
button (29)
C Mode dial (68)
D Multi interface shoe** (24)
• Some of the accessories may
not be inserted fully and
protrude backward from the
Multi interface shoe. However,
the accessory reaches the front
end of the shoe, the connection
is completed.
E FINDER/LCD button (30)
F Display panel (29)
G
(Drive) button (30)
H WB (White balance) button
(30)
I
(Exposure) button (30)
L
Image sensor position
mark
M Rear control dial
* Do not cover this part
during movie recording.
Doing so may cause noise
or lower the volume.
** For details on compatible
accessories of the Multi
interface shoe, visit the
Sony web site in your area,
or consult your Sony
dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility.
Operations with other
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Identifying parts
manufactures’
accessories are not
guaranteed.
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Identifying parts
Sides
Before use
A Hooks for shoulder strap
• Attach both ends of the strap
onto the camera.
that the cord of the Remote
Commander faces forward.
D Speaker
E DC IN terminal
• When connecting the ACPW10AM AC Adaptor (sold
separately) to the camera, turn
the camera off, then plug the
connector of the AC Adaptor to
the DC IN terminal on the
camera.
F m (Microphone) jack
B
• When an external microphone
is connected, the microphone is
turned on automatically. If the
external microphone is a plugin-power type, the power of the
microphone is supplied by the
camera.
(Flash sync) terminal
C REMOTE terminal
• When connecting the RML1AM Remote Commander
(sold separately) to the camera,
insert the plug of the Remote
Commander into the REMOTE
terminal, aligning the guide of
the plug with the guide of the
REMOTE terminal. Make sure
G i (Headphones) jack
H HDMI terminal
I
(USB) terminal
J Memory card cover (51)
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Identifying parts
K SLOT1 (Memory card slot 1)
(51)
• Available to either SD cards or
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media
L SLOT2 (Memory card slot 2)
(51)
• Available to SD cards only
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Identifying parts
Bottom
Before use
A Guide holes for the Vertical
Grip
• These holes are used when you
connect the Vertical Grip (sold
separately) to the camera. Be
sure to keep dust or debris from
getting inside the holes.
B Connector for the Vertical Grip
C Connector cover for the
Vertical Grip
D Tripod receptacle
• 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
with a screw length of 5.5 mm
(7/32 inch) or longer, and
attempting to do so may
damage the camera.
E Battery insertion slot (51)
F Battery cover (51)
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Identifying parts
Shoe adaptor
Remove the Shoe Cap attached to the camera and attach the Shoe adaptor
to the camera so that you can attach accessories compatible with a
conventional Accessory Shoe (Auto-lock Accessory shoe).
A Auto-lock Accessory shoe
3
Tighten the Lock knob.
B Lock knob
How to attach the Lock knob
1
2
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Remove the Connector
protective cap from the shoe.
Loosen the Lock knob and
insert the Shoe adaptor into the
shoe.
• Do not force the knob to turn after it
locks.
• When you attach the Shoe adaptor to
the camera, insert the Shoe adaptor all
the way in.
• After you remove the Shoe adaptor
from the camera, attach the Connector
protective cap to the Shoe adaptor for
storing the cap.
List of icons on the screen
List of icons on the LCD screen
The status of the LCD screen is set to “for the viewfinder mode (using the
viewfinder for monitoring)” in the default settings.
Pressing the DISP button changes the screen status to “for the LCD screen
mode.” You can also display the digital level gauge or histogram.
In Auto Mode or Scene Selection mode
For the LCD screen mode
In Tele-zoom Cont. Priority AE/P/A/S/M/
Sweep Panorama mode
For playback (Basic information
display)
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Before use
For the viewfinder mode
List of icons on the screen
A
Display
Display
Indication
Frame rate of movies (39)
Indication
Exposure mode (68)
Image size of movies (39)
P P*
ASM
Remaining battery (53)
100%
Flash charge in progress
(35)
APS-C Size Capture (46)
Register number (68)
Setting Effect OFF (41)
Scene Recognition icons
(68)
No audio recording of
movies (39)
Wind Noise Reduction
(39)
SteadyShot/Camera
shake warning (38, 39)
Memory card (51)/
Upload (46)
GPS triangulating status
(45) (SLT-A99V only)
100
Remaining number of
recordable images
SteadyShot error
Overheating warning (12)
Aspect ratio of still
images (37)
Database file full/
Database file error
24M 10M Image size of still images
4.6M 20M (37)
8.7M 3.9M
10M 4.6M
2.0M 8.7M
3.9M 1.7M
Image quality of still
images (37)
AE lock (30)/FEL lock
(30)
View Mode (43)
100-0003
Folder - file number
-
Protect (44)
DPOF
DPOF set (44)
Remaining battery
warning (53)
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List of icons on the screen
B
Display
Display
Indication
Auto Portrait Framing
(35)
Indication
Drive mode (35)
C
Display
EV scale
Exposure compensation
(30)/Metered Manual
Focus mode (35)
Flash compensation (36)
REC 0:12
Recording time of the
movie (m:s)
z
Focus (63)
1/250
Shutter speed (68)
F3.5
Aperture (68)
ISO400
ISO AUTO
ISO sensitivity (35, 73)
AF area (35)
Face Detection (35)/
Smile Shutter (35)
AE lock (30)/FEL lock
(30)
Metering mode (35)
AWB
White balance (Auto,
Preset, Custom, Color
temperature, Color filter)
(36)
7500K
A5 G5
D-Range Optimizer/Auto
HDR (36, 75)
GPS information (SLTA99V only)
35° 37’
32”N
139° 44’
31”W
Auto HDR image
warning
Creative Style (36, 74)/
Contrast, Saturation,
Sharpness
+3 +3
+3
Picture Effect (36)
Latitude and longitude
display (SLT-A99V only)
Picture Effect error
Histogram
2012-1-1
10:37PM
Date of recording
3/7
File number/Number of
images in the view mode
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Before use
Flash mode (35)/Red-eye
reduction (40)
Object tracking (35)
Indication
List of icons on the screen
D
Display
Indication
Spot metering area (35)
AF area (35)
Assist area (71)
Digital level gauge
Histogram
Smart teleconverter (30)
Smart Zoom/Clear Image
Zoom/Digital Zoom
Shutter speed indicator
Aperture indicator
AF Range Control (30)
z Tracking Tracking focus
focus
Audio level (72)
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List of icons on the screen
List of icons on the display panel
Shutter speed (68)/
Aperture (68)
Exposure (30)/Flash
compensation (36)
ISO sensitivity (35)
White balance (36)
Drive mode (35)
Image quality (37)
Remaining battery
(53)
Remaining number of
recordable images*
(83)
Before use
You can adjust the shutter speed,
aperture, exposure compensation, flash
compensation, ISO sensitivity, white
balance, drive mode and image quality by
checking the display panel on the top of
the camera.
* Even when the remaining number of recordable images is more than 9,999, “9999”
is displayed on the display panel.
To turn on the backlight of the display panel
Press the display panel illumination
button on the top. Pressing again turns off
the backlight.
Display panel illumination button
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Functions list
Functions that can be operated with
the buttons/dial
You can set up or operate various functions with these buttons/dial.
For the location of the buttons/dial, see “Identifying parts” (page 16).
button
Selects the drive mode.
WB button
Adjusts the white balance.
button
Compensates the exposure.
ISO button
Adjusts the ISO sensitivity.
Mode dial
Switches the exposure mode. Rotate the dial while
pressing the mode dial lock release button.
FINDER/LCD button
Switches the display between the LCD screen and the
viewfinder.
Display panel illumination Turns on the backlight of the display panel.
button
MENU button
Displays the menu screen for setting up the menu item.
MOVIE button
Records movies.
AEL button/SLOW SYNC
button/
button
Fixes the exposure of the entire screen./Shoots with the
flash with a slower shutter speed./Displays multiple
images on the screen simultaneously.
AF/MF button/
Switches the autofocus and manual focus temporarily./
Scales an image up when viewing images.
Fn button/
button
button
Displays the setup screen of the function that is set using
the Fn button. In viewfinder mode, switches to the
Quick Navi screen./Rotates images.
DISP button
Switches the recording information display of the
viewfinder or the LCD screen.
button/Zoom button/
Focus Magnifier button
Zooms in to the center of an image./Zooms in holding
the current resolution of the image./Allows you to check
the focus by enlarging the image before shooting.
button
Plays back images.
AF RANGE button/InCamera Guide button/
button
Limits the available operating range of autofocus./
Displays a In-Camera Guide./Deletes images.
Preview button
Checks blurring of the background.
Custom button
Assigns a frequently-used function to the button. The
FEL lock function is assigned in the default settings.
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Functions that can be operated with the buttons/dial
Silent multi-controller
Adjusts the setting silently.
How to use the Quick Navi screen
Using the Quick Navi screen, you can change settings directly on the
recording information display when the screen mode is set to [For
viewfinder] (Quick Navi).
1 Press the DISP button to set the screen mode to [For
Functions list
viewfinder].
2 Press the Fn button to switch to the Quick Navi screen.
In Auto Mode or Scene Selection mode
In Tele-zoom Cont. Priority AE/P/A/S/M/Sweep Panorama mode
3 Select the desired item with v/V/b/B on the multi-selector.
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Functions that can be operated with the buttons/dial
4 Set the item with the front or rear control dial.
• Select an option with the front control dial and adjust it with the rear control
dial.
• Pressing the center of the multi-selector turns on the designated screen used
to set up the selected item.
• Pressing the Fn button again turns off the Quick Navi screen and the screen
goes back to the original one.
Functions available on the Quick Navi screen
Auto Mode/Scene Selection/Tele-zoom Cont. Priority AE/Select
Recording Media/Quality/SteadyShot (for still images)/Drive Mode/Flash
Mode/Focus Mode/AF area/Object Tracking/Smile/Face Detect./Metering
Mode/White Balance/DRO/Auto HDR/Creative Style/Picture Effect/Auto
Port. Framing/Exposure Comp./Flash Comp./ISO
Notes
• Gray items on the Quick Navi screen are not available.
• When using Creative Style (page 74), some of the setup tasks can be accomplished
only on a designated screen.
How to use the silent multi-controller
You can set an item without changing the screen using the silent multicontroller. Since the dial is designed to reduce the sound of the dialing
operation, you can reduce the sound of the dialing operation during movie
recording.
You can assign separate functions to the dial for still image shooting and
movie recording (page 33).
1 Press the button so that the setup
screen appears.
• [Focus Mode] is assigned to the button
for still image shooting, and [Audio
Rec Level] is assigned to the same
button for movie recording in the
default settings.
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Functions that can be operated with the buttons/dial
2 Rotate the dial to select the
desired setting.
Functions list
Current setting
3 Press the button to execute.
To assign other functions to the Silent Multi-Controller
Pressing and holding the button opens the
screen used for assigning functions to the
Silent Multi-Controller.
Rotate the dial to select a function. You
can also select a function from: MENU
button t
3t[
Silent
Controller] or MENU button t
1t
[
Silent Controller].
Current function
Functions available
Still image: Focus Mode/AF area/Select AF area/Exposure Comp./
Metering Mode/ISO
Movie: Audio Rec Level/Focus Mode/AF area/Select AF area/Exposure
Comp./Metering Mode/ISO/Shutter speed/Aperture
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Selecting a function with the Fn
(Function) button
This button is used for setting up or executing functions used frequently in
shooting, except for functions from the Quick Navi screen.
1 Press the DISP button to set the screen mode to other than [For
viewfinder] (page 30).
2 Press the Fn button.
3 Select the desired item with v/V/b/B on the multi-selector,
then press the center z to execute.
The setup screen appears.
4 Following the operation guide,
select and execute the desired
function.
Operation guide
To set up the camera directly from the recording information
screen
Turn the front control dial without pressing the center z in step 3. You can
set up the camera directly from the recording information screen.
Additionally, some functions can be fine-tuned using the rear control dial.
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Functions that can be selected with
the Fn (Function) button
The functions that can be selected with the Fn button are as follows:
Selects the automatic shooting mode.
(Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto)
Scene Selection
Selects an appropriate mode from among the Scene Selection
preset settings to suit shooting conditions.
(Portrait/Sports Action/Macro/Landscape/Sunset/Night
Scene/Hand-held Twilight/Night Portrait)
Movie
Selects the exposure mode for movie recording to suit your
subject or your effect.
(P/A/S/M)
Tele-zoom Cont.
Priority AE
Sets the speed for continuous shooting.
(T10/T8)
Drive Mode
Sets the drive mode such as continuous shooting.
(Single Shooting/Cont. Shooting/Self-timer/Bracket: Cont./
Single Bracket/WB bracket/DRO Bracket/Remote Cdr.)
Flash Mode
Sets the flash mode of a flash (sold separately).
(Flash Off/Autoflash/Fill-flash/Rear Sync./Wireless)
Focus Mode
Selects the focus mode.
(Single-shot AF/Automatic AF/Continuous AF/Depth Map
Assist Continuous AF/DMF/Manual Focus)
AF area
Selects the area of focus.
(Wide/Zone/Spot/Local)
Object Tracking
Keeps the focus on a subject while tracking it.
(Off/On/On(Tracking focus w/ shutter))
Smile/Face Detect.
Automatically captures people’s face(s) with the optimal
focus and exposure./Shoots when a smile is detected.
(Face Detection Off/Face Detection On (Regist. Faces)/Face
Detection On/Smile Shutter)
Auto Port. Framing
Analyzes the scene when capturing a face and saves another
image with a more impressive composition.
(Auto/Off)
ISO
Sets the sensitivity to light. The larger the number, the faster
the shutter speed.
(Multi Frame Noise Reduct./ISO AUTO/ISO 50 to 25600)
Metering Mode
Selects the method for measuring brightness.
(Multi segment/Center weighted/Spot)
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Auto Mode
Functions that can be selected with the Fn (Function) button
Flash Comp.
Adjusts the amount of flash light.
(+3.0EV to –3.0EV)
White Balance
Adjusts the color tone of images.
(Auto WB/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/Fluor.:
Warm White/Fluor.: Cool White/Fluor.: Day White/Fluor.:
Daylight/Flash/C.Temp./Filter/Custom 1–3)
DRO/Auto HDR
Compensates for the brightness and contrast automatically.
(Off/D-Range Opt./Auto HDR)
Creative Style
Selects your desired image processing.
(Standard/Vivid/Neutral/Clear/Deep/Light/Portrait/
Landscape/Sunset/Night Scene/Autumn leaves/Black &
White/Sepia/Style Box1–6)
Picture Effect
Shoots with the desired effect filter to achieve more
impressive expression.
(Off/Toy Camera/Pop Color/Posterization/Retro Photo/Soft
High-key/Partial Color/High Contrast Mono./Soft Focus/
HDR Painting/Rich-tone Mono./Miniature)
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The functions selected with the MENU
button
You can set up the basic settings for the camera as a whole or execute
functions such as shooting, playback, or other operations.
Press the MENU button, then set up the desired item with v/V/b/B on the
multi-selector, then press the center of the multi-selector.
Select a page of the menu
Select an item on the menu
Functions list
Still shooting menu
Image Size
Selects the size of still images.
(L/M/S)
Aspect Ratio
Selects the aspect ratio for still images.
(3:2/16:9)
Quality
Sets the image quality for still images.
(RAW/RAW & JPEG/Extra fine/Fine/Standard)
Panorama: Size
Selects the size of panoramic images.
(Standard/Wide)
Panorama: Direction Sets the shooting direction for panoramic images.
(Right/Left/Up/Down)
Clear Image Zoom
Zooms an image with higher quality than Digital Zoom.
(On/Off)
Digital Zoom
Zooms an image with higher magnification than Clear Image
Zoom.
(On/Off)
Long Exposure NR
Sets noise reduction processing for shots in which shutter
speed will be 1 second or longer.
(On/Off)
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The functions selected with the MENU button
High ISO NR
Sets noise reduction processing for high-sensitivity shooting.
(Normal/Low/Off)
Flash control
Sets the method for determining the intensity of flash output.
(ADI flash/Pre-flash TTL)
AF Illuminator
Sets the AF illuminator, which sheds light on a dark scene to
aid focusing.
(Auto/Off)
SteadyShot
Sets SteadyShot for still image shooting.
(On/Off)
AF drive speed
Selects the focusing speed in autofocus mode. When [Slow]
is selected in macro shooting, focusing is easier achieved.
(Fast/Slow)
Color Space
Changes the range of reproducible colors.
(sRGB/AdobeRGB)
Silent Controller
Assigns the desired function to the silent multi-controller for
still image shooting.
(Focus Mode/AF area/Select AF area/Exposure Comp./
Metering Mode/ISO)
Exposure step
Selects the size of the increment step for shutter speed,
aperture, and exposure.
(0.5 EV/0.3 EV)
Priority setup
Sets whether or not to release the shutter even when the focus
is not confirmed in autofocus mode.
(AF/Release)
AF w/ shutter
Sets whether or not to activate the autofocus by pressing the
shutter button halfway down. This is convenient when you
want to adjust the focus and exposure separately.
(On/Off)
AEL w/ shutter
Sets whether or not to adjust the exposure by pressing the
shutter button halfway down. This is convenient when you
want to adjust the focus and exposure separately.
(On/Off)
Memory
Registers combinations of frequently used modes and settings
and allows easy recall of those combinations with the mode
dial.
(1/2/3)
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The functions selected with the MENU button
Movie shooting menu
Selects the movie file format.
(AVCHD/MP4)
Record Setting
Selects the quality and size of the recorded movie frame.
(60i 24M(FX)/50i 24M(FX)/60i 17M(FH)/50i 17M(FH)/60p
28M(PS)/50p 28M(PS)/24p 24M(FX)/25p 24M(FX)/24p
17M(FH)/25p 17M(FH)/1440×1080 12M/VGA 3M)
SteadyShot
Sets SteadyShot for movie recording.
(On/Off)
AF Tracking Duration Sets the tracking sensitivity of the autofocus feature for
movie recording.
(High/Mid/Low)
Auto Slow Shutter
Sets whether or not to automatically adjust the shutter speed
to a slower setting during movie recording, when the subject
is in a dark situation.
(On/Off)
Silent Controller Assigns the desired function to the silent multi-controller for
movie recording.
(Audio Rec Level/Focus Mode/AF area/Select AF area/
Exposure Comp./Metering Mode/ISO/Shutter Speed/
Aperture)
Audio Recording
Sets whether or not to record audio when shooting a movie.
(On/Off)
Wind Noise Reduct.
Reduces wind noise during movie recording.
(On/Off)
Audio Rec Level
Adjusts the audio recording level.
(0 to 31)
Audio Level Display
Sets whether or not to display the audio level.
(On/Off)
Audio Output Timing Provides measures to reduce echo for movie recording.
(Live/Lip Sync)
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Functions list
File Format
The functions selected with the MENU button
Custom menu
Eye-Start AF
Sets whether or not to use auto focus when you look through
the viewfinder.
(On/Off)
FINDER/LCD Setting
Sets the method for switching between the viewfinder and
LCD screen.
(Auto/Manual)
Red Eye Reduction
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon during flash use.
(On/Off)
Release w/o Lens
Sets whether shutter can open when lens is not attached.
(Enable/Disable)
S. Auto Cont.
Shooting
Sets whether or not to shoot continuously in Superior Auto
mode.
(Auto/Off)
S. Auto Image
Extract.
Sets whether or not to save all the images that were shot
continuously in Superior Auto mode.
(Auto/Off)
Grid Line
Sets a grid line display to enable alignment to a structural
outline.
(Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off)
Auto Review
Displays the captured image after shooting it automatically.
You can set the duration of time the image is to be displayed.
(10 Sec/5 Sec/2 Sec/Off)
DISP Button(Monitor) Allows you to select the available screen display modes of
the LCD screen that can be selected by pressing the DISP
button.
(Graphic Display/Display All Info./No Disp. Info./Level/
Histogram/For viewfinder)
DISP Button(Finder)
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Allows you to select the available screen display modes of
the viewfinder that can be selected by pressing the DISP
button.
(Graphic Display/Display All Info./No Disp. Info./Level/
Histogram)
The functions selected with the MENU button
Selects the function to be used with the AF RANGE button.
(AF Range Control/In-Camera Guide)
AF Range Control
Assist
Sets whether or not to show the status that the subject is
located within the focus range on the screen when the AF
Range Control function is activated (available only when an
AF-D compatible lens is attached).
(On/Off)
Peaking Level
Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges with a specific color.
(High/Mid/Low/Off)
Peaking Color
Sets the color used for the peaking function.
(Red/Yellow/White)
Live View Display
Sets whether or not to display the effect of a function on the
screen, such as the effect of the exposure compensation
value.
(Setting Effect ON/Setting Effect OFF)
Func. of AEL button
Assigns the desired function to the AEL button.
(Exposure Comp./Drive Mode/Flash Mode/Focus Mode/AF
area/Smile/Face Detect./Auto Port. Framing/ISO/Metering
Mode/Flash Comp./White Balance/DRO/Auto HDR/Creative
Style/Picture Effect/Image Size/Quality/AEL hold/AEL
toggle/ AEL hold/ AEL toggle/FEL Lock hold/FEL
Lock toggle/AF/MF Control Hold/AF/MF Control Toggle/
Object Tracking/AF lock/AF On/Aperture Preview/Shot.
Result Preview/Focus Magnifier/Memory)
ISO Button
Assigns the desired function to the ISO button.
(Exposure Comp./Drive Mode/Flash Mode/Focus Mode/AF
area/Smile/Face Detect./Auto Port. Framing/ISO/Metering
Mode/Flash Comp./White Balance/DRO/Auto HDR/Creative
Style/Picture Effect/Image Size/Quality/AEL hold/AEL
toggle/ AEL hold/ AEL toggle/FEL Lock hold/FEL
Lock toggle/AF/MF Control Hold/AF/MF Control Toggle/
Object Tracking/AF lock/AF On/Aperture Preview/Shot.
Result Preview/Focus Magnifier/Memory)
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Functions list
AF RANGE Button
The functions selected with the MENU button
AF/MF button
Assigns the desired function to the AF/MF button.
(Exposure Comp./Drive Mode/Flash Mode/Focus Mode/AF
area/Smile/Face Detect./Auto Port. Framing/ISO/Metering
Mode/Flash Comp./White Balance/DRO/Auto HDR/Creative
Style/Picture Effect/Image Size/Quality/AEL hold/AEL
toggle/ AEL hold/ AEL toggle/FEL Lock hold/FEL
Lock toggle/AF/MF Control Hold/AF/MF Control Toggle/
Object Tracking/AF lock/AF On/Aperture Preview/Shot.
Result Preview/Focus Magnifier/Memory)
Custom button
Assigns the desired function to the custom button.
(Exposure Comp./Drive Mode/Flash Mode/Focus Mode/AF
area/Smile/Face Detect./Auto Port. Framing/ISO/Metering
Mode/Flash Comp./White Balance/DRO/Auto HDR/Creative
Style/Picture Effect/Image Size/Quality/AEL hold/AEL
toggle/ AEL hold/ AEL toggle/FEL Lock hold/FEL
Lock toggle/AF/MF Control Hold/AF/MF Control Toggle/
Object Tracking/AF lock/AF On/Aperture Preview/Shot.
Result Preview/Focus Magnifier/Memory)
Preview Button
Assigns the desired function to the preview button.
(Exposure Comp./Drive Mode/Flash Mode/Focus Mode/AF
area/Smile/Face Detect./Auto Port. Framing/ISO/Metering
Mode/Flash Comp./White Balance/DRO/Auto HDR/Creative
Style/Picture Effect/Image Size/Quality/AEL hold/AEL
toggle/ AEL hold/ AEL toggle/FEL Lock hold/FEL
Lock toggle/AF/MF Control Hold/AF/MF Control Toggle/
Object Tracking/AF lock/AF On/Aperture Preview/Shot.
Result Preview/Focus Magnifier/Memory)
Smart Telecon.
Button
Selects the function to be used with the
(Smart Telecon./Focus Magnifier/Zoom)
Focus Hold Button
Sets the function of the focus hold button of the lens. When
you select [Preview Button], the function selected with
[Preview Button] is assigned.
(Focus Hold/Preview Button)
MOVIE Button
Selects the appropriate mode for the MOVIE button.
(Always/Movie Mode Only)
Ctrl dial setup
Sets the functions of the front and rear control dials when the
exposure mode is set to M. Dials can be used for adjusting
shutter speed and aperture.
(
SS
F/no./
F/no.
SS)
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button.
The functions selected with the MENU button
Dial exp.comp
Compensates the exposure with the front or rear control dial.
(Off/
Front dial/
Rear dial)
Exp.comp.set
Sets whether or not to compensate the exposure within the
flash light range.
(Ambient&flash/Ambient only)
Bracket order
Selects the order in exposure bracket and white balance
bracket shooting.
(0 t – t +/– t 0 t +)
Lens Comp.: Chro.
Aber.
Reduces the color deviation at the corners of the screen
caused by the lens attached.
(Auto/Off)
Lens Comp.:
Distortion
Compensates for distortion on the screen caused by the lens
attached.
(Auto/Off)
Front Curtain Shutter Sets whether or not to use the electronic front curtain shutter
function.
(On/Off)
Face Priority
Tracking
Sets whether to preferentially-track a certain face or not when
the camera detects that face during object tracking.
(On/Off)
Face Registration
Registers or changes the person to be given priority in the
focus.
(New Registration/Order Exchanging/Delete/Delete All)
Playback menu
Still/Movie Select
Allows you to determine how to group the playback images
(View mode).
(Folder View(Still)/Folder View(MP4)/AVCHD View)
Delete
Deletes images.
(Multiple Img./All in Folder/All AVCHD view files)
Slide Show
Shows a slide show.
(Repeat/Interval/Image Type)
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Functions list
Lens Comp.: Shading Compensates for the shaded corners of the screen caused by
the lens attached.
(Auto/Off)
The functions selected with the MENU button
Image Index
Sets the number of images displayed on one page of the
image index screen.
(4 Images/9 Images)
Protect
Protects or cancels protection for an image.
(Multiple Img./Cancel All Images/Cancel All Movies(MP4)/
Cancel All AVCHD view files)
Specify Printing
Specifies or unspecifies the images for DPOF.
(DPOF Setup/Date Imprint)
Select Playback
Media
Selects the memory card slot to be used for playback.
(Slot 1/Slot 2)
Copy
Duplicates images in a memory card.
Volume Settings
Sets the volume for movie playback.
(0 to 7)
Playback Display
Sets how to play back an image recorded in portrait.
(Auto Rotate/Manual Rotate)
Memory Card Tool menu
Select Recording
Media
Selects the memory card slot to be used for recording.
(Slot 1/Slot 2)
Recording Mode
Selects the recording method to record on memory cards.
(Standard/Simult. Rec (Still)/Simult. Rec (Movie)/Sim. Rec
(Still/Movie)/Sort(JPEG/RAW)/Sort(Still/Movie))
Format
Formats the memory card.
File Number
Sets the method used to assign file numbers to still images
and MP4 movies.
(Series/Reset)
Folder Name
Sets the folder format for still images.
(Standard Form/Date Form)
Select REC Folder
Changes the selected folder for storing still images and MP4
movies.
New Folder
Creates a new folder for storing still images and MP4 movies.
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The functions selected with the MENU button
Recover Image DB
Recovers the image database file and enables recording and
playback.
Display Card Space
Displays the remaining recording time of movies and the
recordable number of still images on the memory card.
Clock setup menu
Sets date and time, and daylight savings.
Area Setting
Sets the location of where the camera is used.
Functions list
Date/Time Setup
Setup menu
Menu start
Sets the default position of the cursor on the menu to the top
item or the last-selected item.
(Top/Previous)
Delete confirm.
Sets [Delete] or [Cancel] as the default setting for the delete
confirmation screen.
(“Delete” first/“Cancel” first)
Mode Dial Guide
Displays an explanation of each shooting mode and also
allows you to select another shooting mode.
(On/Off)
LCD Brightness
Sets the brightness of the LCD screen.
(Auto/Manual/Sunny Weather)
Viewfinder Bright.
Sets the brightness of the viewfinder.
(Auto/Manual)
Viewfinder Color
Temp.
Sets the color temperature of the screen in the viewfinder.
Setting it toward + makes the color cooler, and toward –
makes the color warmer.
(+2 to 0 to –2)
GPS Settings (SLTA99V only)
Sets the GPS functions.
Power Save
Sets the response level to be used to activate the power save
mode.
(Max/Standard)
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The functions selected with the MENU button
Power Saving Start
Time
Sets the interval after which power save mode engages.
(30 Min/5 Min/1 Min/20 Sec/10 Sec)
HDMI Resolution
Sets the resolution when the camera is connected to an HDMI
TV.
(Auto/1080p/1080i)
CTRL FOR HDMI
Operates the camera from a TV that supports “BRAVIA”
Sync.
(On/Off)
HDMI Info. Display
Displays images on the screen of an HDMI TV connected
without displaying recording information.
(On/Off)
Upload Settings*
Sets whether to use the upload function of the camera with an
Eye-Fi card.
(On/Off)
USB Connection
Sets the USB connection method, appropriate to the
computer or USB device.
(Auto/Mass Storage/MTP/PC Remote)
USB LUN Setting
Allows the computer to recognize both the memory cards
during a USB connection.
(Multi/Single)
Audio signals
Sets whether or not to use the beep sound when the focus is
achieved or the self-timer is working.
(On/Off)
PAL/NTSC Selector
(Only for 1080 50icompatible models)
Plays back movies recorded with the camera on an NTSC
system TV.
(PAL/NTSC)
APS-C Size Capture
Sets whether or not to record with an APS-C size-equivalent
area.
(On/Auto)
AF Micro Adj.
Allows you to make fine adjustments to the position of the
focus.
(AF Adjustment Setting/amount/Clear)
* Appears when an Eye-Fi card is inserted in the memory card SLOT1 in the camera.
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The functions selected with the MENU button
Version
Language
Displays the camera software version.
Selects the language.
Cleaning Mode
Starts the cleaning mode to clean the image sensor.
Demo Mode
Sets the demonstration playback of a movie to on or off.
(On/Off)
Initialize
Restores the settings to their defaults.
(Reset Default/Rec mode reset/Custom reset)
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Using the In-Camera Guide
The AF RANGE button is equipped with
both an In-Camera Guide feature and a
delete feature.
When you press the AF RANGE button
on the Fn screen or menu screen, a help
guide explaining the currently selected
function or setting appears automatically.
MENU button t
Guide]
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AF RANGE button
3 t [AF RANGE Button] t [In-Camera
Preparing the camera
Charging the battery pack
When using the camera for the first time, be sure to charge the NPFM500H “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (supplied).
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack can be charged even when it has not
been fully depleted.
It can also be used when it has not been fully charged.
The battery pack is discharged little by little without using it. To avoid
missing the opportunity to shoot, charge it before use.
1 Insert the battery pack onto the
Preparing the camera
battery charger.
Push the battery pack until it clicks.
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Charging the battery pack
2 Connect the battery charger to the
For the U.S.A and Canada
Plug
wall outlet (wall socket).
Light on: Charging
Light off: Charge completed
Charging time
About 175 minutes
• When charging a fully depleted battery
pack at a temperature of 25°C (77°F).
• The CHARGE lamp turns off when
charging is completed.
CHARGE lamp
For countries/regions other than the
U.S.A. and Canada
CHARGE lamp
To a wall outlet
(wall socket)
Notes
• The charging time differs depending on the remaining capacity of the battery pack or
charging conditions.
• We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between
10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F). You may not be able to efficiently charge the battery
pack outside of this temperature range.
• Connect the battery charger to the nearest wall outlet (wall socket).
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Inserting the battery pack/memory
card (sold separately)
This camera is equipped with 2 memory card slots; SLOT1 can be used
with “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media or SD cards, but SLOT2 can be used
only with SD cards.
1 While sliding the battery cover
open lever, open the cover.
Preparing the camera
2 Firmly insert the battery pack all
the way while pressing the lock
lever with the tip of the battery.
Lock lever
3 Close the cover.
4 While sliding the memory card
cover, open the cover.
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Inserting the battery pack/memory card (sold separately)
5 Insert a memory card.
Memory card slot 1
• With the notched corner facing as
illustrated, insert the memory card until
it clicks into place.
Memory card slot 2
Ensure the notched corner faces
correctly.
6 Close the cover.
To select the memory card to be used for recording
[Slot 1] is selected in the default settings. Use slot 1 when you do not want
to change the setting and intend to use only a single memory card.
MENU button t
1 t [Select Recording Media] t Select the
desired slot
• You can also set [Select Recording Media] from the Quick Navi screen
(page 31).
To record an image on both memory cards at the same time
You can record the same images on both memory cards at the same time or
sort images onto the different memory cards by the type of image
(page 44).
MENU button t
1 t [Recording Mode] t Select the desired setting
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Inserting the battery pack/memory card (sold separately)
To remove the memory card
Check that the access lamp (page 18) is not lit, then open the memory card
cover, and push the memory card once.
To check the remaining battery level
The supplied battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions
for exchanging information related to operating conditions with your
camera. The remaining battery time in percent figures is displayed
according to the operating conditions of your camera.
“Battery
exhausted.”
High
Low
You cannot shoot
any more pictures.
You can use 2 battery packs installed in the Vertical Grip (sold separately)
by attaching it to the camera. Including the battery pack installed in the
camera, this provides a total of 3 battery packs that are switched
automatically.
You can check the status of these battery packs on the screen.
The remaining battery level of the battery pack inserted in the
camera
The remaining battery level of the battery packs inserted in
the Vertical Grip
For details on the Vertical Grip, refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the Vertical Grip.
To remove the battery pack from the camera
Turn off the camera. Slide the lock lever
in the direction of the arrow after
confirming that the vibration of the
camera has stopped and both the LCD
screen and access lamp are turned off,
then remove the battery pack. Be careful
not to drop the battery pack.
Lock lever
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Preparing the camera
Battery level
Inserting the battery pack/memory card (sold separately)
Compatible memory cards
The following memory cards are compatible with this camera. However, all
memory cards are not guaranteed to work with this camera.
Types of memory card
Memory Stick PRO Duo
Still
images
Movies
Movies
In this manual
(Simult. Rec)
*1
–
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
SD memory card
*2
*3
SDHC memory card
2
*
*3
SDXC memory card
*2
*3
Memory Stick
PRO Duo
SD card
• MultiMediaCard cannot be used.
*1 “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media that match the Mark2
*2 SD cards that match the Class 4 or faster
*3 SD cards that match the Class 10 or UHS1 interface
Notes
• “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media cannot be used with slot 2.
• 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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Attaching a lens
1 Remove the body cap from the
Front lens cap
camera and the rear lens cap
from the rear of the lens.
• When changing the lens, quickly
change the lens away from dusty
locations so as to keep dust or debris
from getting inside the camera.
• When shooting, remove the front lens
cap from the front of the lens.
Body cap
Preparing the camera
Rear lens cap
2 Mount the lens by aligning the
orange index marks (mounting
indexes) on the lens and camera.
Orange index marks
3 Turn the lens clockwise until it
clicks into the locked position.
Be sure to put the lens on straight.
Notes
• When attaching a lens, do not press the lens release button.
• Do not use force when attaching a lens.
• E-mount lenses are not compatible with this camera.
• When a DT lens is attached or [APS-C Size Capture] is set to [On] in the
Setup
menu, a live view image is displayed in full screen view on the LCD screen with the
angle of view of the APS-C size. The live view image in the viewfinder is also
displayed entirely and you can check the composition or effect using the whole
screen.
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Attaching a lens
• When you want to shoot full-frame images, use a lens designed for a full-frame
camera.
• When you use a lens for which a tripod socket is provided, attach the lens onto the
tripod using the tripod socket provided to help balance the weight of the lens.
• When carrying the camera with a lens attached, hold both the camera and the lens
firmly.
• Do not hold the part of the lens that is extended for the zoom or focus adjustment.
To remove the lens
1 Press the lens release button all
the way in and turn the lens
counterclockwise until it stops.
Lens release button
2 Attach the caps to the front and
rear of the lens and the body cap
to the camera.
• Before you attach them, remove dust
from them.
Note on changing the lens
When changing the lens, if dust or debris gets inside the camera and
adheres to the surface of the image sensor (the part that converts the light to
an electric signal), it may appear as dark spots on the image, depending on
the shooting environment.
The camera is equipped with an anti-dust function to prevent dust from
landing on the image sensor. However, quickly change the lens away from
dusty locations when attaching/removing a lens.
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Setting the date and time
When you turn the camera on for the first time or after you initialize the
functions, the date/time setup screen appears.
1 Set the power switch to ON to turn
the camera on.
The screen used for setting date and time
appears.
• To turn the camera off, set it to OFF.
the LCD screen, then press the
center of the multi-selector.
3 Select your area with b/B on the multi-selector, then press the
center of the multi-selector.
4 Select each item with b/B and
set the numeric value with v/V.
[Daylight Svg.:]: Turns on or off the
daylight saving time setting.
[Date Format:]: Selects the format to
display date.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and
noon as 12:00 PM.
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Preparing the camera
2 Verify that [Enter] is selected on
Setting the date and time
5 Repeat step 4 to set other items, then press the center of the
multi-selector.
6 Verify that [Enter] is selected, then press the center of the
multi-selector.
To cancel the date/time setting operation
Press the MENU button.
Setting up the date/time again
When you turn the camera on for the first time, the date/time setup screen
appears automatically. The next time, set up the date and time from the
menu.
MENU button t
1 t [Date/
Time Setup] or [Area Setting]
(page 45)
Maintaining the date and time setting
This camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date
and time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off, or
the battery is installed or not.
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Adjusting the angle of the LCD screen
Adjust the LCD screen to an easily
viewable angle.
Preparing the camera
• Put your finger on the upper-left part of
the LCD screen and draw it toward you.
• The LCD screen tilts 140 degrees
upward and 180 degrees downward.
• The LCD screen rotates 180 degrees
clockwise and 90 degrees
counterclockwise.
• When the LCD screen is not used, it is
recommended that you close it with the
screen side facing to the camera.
Note
• When the LCD screen is open, the eyepiece
sensors may not be able to function in
situations involving low-position shooting. If
you look into the viewfinder and the viewing
mode does not switch from the monitor to the
viewfinder automatically, press the FINDER/
LCD button.
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Shooting a clear image without camera
shake
“Camera shake” refers to unwanted movement of the camera that occurs
after the shutter button has been pressed, resulting in a blurred image.
To reduce camera shake follow the instructions below.
Camera shake warning indicator
In situations where the camera may be
subject to camera-shake, the
(Camera shake warning) indicator
flashes. In this case, use a tripod or the
flash.
(Camera shake warning)
indicator
Note
• The camera shake warning indicator does not appear in the following situations:
– The exposure mode is set to M/S, or during movie recording.
– When the viewing mode is set to other than [Display All Info.].
Using the SteadyShot function
The SteadyShot function is available with this camera to reduce camera
shake. The SteadyShot function can be set separately for still image
shooting and for movie recording.
The SteadyShot function is set to [On] for still image shooting and [Off] for
movie recording in the default settings.
MENU button t
desired setting
3 or
1 t [SteadyShot] t Select the
• You can also set the SteadyShot function used for still image shooting
from the Quick Navi screen (page 31).
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Shooting a clear image without camera shake
Notes
• The SteadyShot function may not work optimally when the power has just been
turned on, right after you point the camera towards a subject, or when the shutter
button has been pressed all the way down without stopping halfway.
• When using a tripod, deactivate the SteadyShot function because there is a potential
for malfunction of the SteadyShot function.
Holding the camera properly
Stabilize your upper body and take a position that keeps the
camera from moving.
In viewfinder mode
(vertical position)
In LCD screen mode
Preparing the camera
In viewfinder mode
Point 1
One hand holds the grip of the camera, and the other hand supports the lens.
Point 2
Take a secure stance with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Point 3
Lightly tuck your elbows against your body.
When shooting in a kneeling position, steady your upper body by placing
your elbow on your knee.
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Removing the Eyepiece cup
When attaching the FDA-A1AM Angle Finder (sold separately) to the
camera, remove the Eyepiece cup.
Carefully slide the Eyepiece cup off
by pushing on each side of the
Eyepiece cup.
• Put your fingers under the Eyepiece cup,
and slide it upward.
Note
• When an FDA-A1AM Angle Finder (sold separately) is attached to the camera,
switch the display between the viewfinder and the LCD screen by pressing the
FINDER/LCD button. Setting [Eye-Start AF] to [Off] is recommended because the
eyepiece sensors located below the viewfinder may be activated.
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Shooting and viewing images
Shooting still images
The “Auto Mode” allows you to easily shoot any subject under any
conditions because the camera makes appropriate judgments on the
situation to adjust the settings.
1 Set the mode dial to
(Auto
Mode).
• Rotate the mode dial while pressing the
mode dial lock button on the center of
the mode dial.
2 Hold the camera, monitoring your
Shooting and viewing images
shot with the viewfinder.
AF area
3 When using a zoom lens, turn the
zoom ring, then decide on your
shot.
Zoom ring
4 Press the shutter button halfway
down to focus.
When the focus is confirmed, z or
(Focus indicator) lights up.
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Shooting still images
5 Press the shutter button fully
down to shoot.
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Recording movies
1 Press the MOVIE button to start
MOVIE button
recording.
2 Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Notes
• The sound of the camera and the lens in operation may be recorded while recording a
movie. Using the silent multi-controller, you can reduce the sound of the dialing
operation for adjustments you need to make (page 33). You can disable sound
recording by setting [Audio Recording] to [Off] (page 39).
• The continuous recording time of a movie may be shorter, depending on the ambient
temperature or the status of the camera. See “Notes on continuous movie recording.”
• When the
icon appears, the temperature of the camera is too high. Turn the
camera off and wait until the temperature of the camera drops.
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Shooting and viewing images
• Movie recording can be started from
any exposure mode.
• The camera continues to adjust the
focus using [Continuous AF] when it is
in autofocus mode.
• The shutter speed and aperture are
adjusted automatically. If you want to
set them to particular values, set them
after the mode dial is set to
(Movie) (page 68).
Playing back images
1 Press the
button.
button
2 Select an image with b/B on the multi-selector.
• To play back movies, press the center of the multi-selector.
During movie playback
Multi-selector/Front or rear control dial
operation/DISP button
To pause/resume
z
To fast-forward
B
To fast-rewind
b
To slow-forward
Rotate the front or rear control dial to the
right during pause.
To slow-reverse
Rotate the front or rear control dial to the
left during pause.
• The movie is played back frame-byframe.
To adjust sound volume
V t v/V
To display the information
DISP (Display) button
Note
• Movies recorded with other devices may not be played back on this camera.
Switching between still images and movies
To play back still images, set [Still/Movie Select] to [Folder View(Still)],
and to play back movies, set [Still/Movie Select] to [Folder View(MP4)] or
[AVCHD View] according to the file format.
MENU button t
desired mode
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1 t [Still/Movie Select] t Select the
Deleting images
Prior to deleting the image, be sure to make a copy or decide whether you
no longer wish to keep the image or not. Make a copy of any images you
may want to keep before deleting them from the camera
1 Display the image you want to
delete and press the
button.
button
2 Select [Delete] with v on the multi-selector, then press the
Shooting and viewing images
center of the multi-selector.
Note
• Protected images cannot be deleted.
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Selecting a shooting mode
Selecting a shooting mode
Rotate the mode dial while pressing
the mode dial lock button on the
center of the mode dial.
The following shooting modes are provided with the camera:
(Auto Mode)
(Program Auto)
(Aperture
Priority)
(Shutter Priority)
Allows you to easily shoot any subject under any conditions
because the camera makes appropriate judgements on the
situation to adjust the settings.
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically
(both the shutter speed and the aperture value). The other
settings can be adjusted manually.
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value
manually using the front or rear control dial.
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed
manually using the front or rear control dial.
(Manual
Exposure)
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure manually
(both the shutter speed and the aperture value) using the front
or rear control dial.
1/2/3
Calls up setting pre-registered in [Memory] in the
shooting menu.
(Scene
Selection)
Allows you to easily shoot any subject under any conditions
as the camera makes appropriate settings automatically.
(Sweep
Panorama)
Allows you to shoot panoramic images by combining
multiple images.
(Tele-zoom
Cont. Priority AE)
Allows continuous shooting while the shutter button is fully
depressed. The camera records the images continuously at a
maximum of about 10 or 8 images per second.
(Movie)
Still
Allows you to shoot movies with the exposure adjusted
manually (both the shutter speed and the aperture value).
• Press the Fn button when you want to change the function of the selected
mode (pages 31, 34).
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Functions available for each shooting
mode
The functions you can use depend on the selected shooting mode.
In the table below, indicates the function available. – indicates the
function not available.
The functions you cannot use are displayed in gray on the screen.
Shoot Mode
Exposure
Comp.
(30)
/
–
Cont.
Self-timer
Shooting
(35)
(35)
Face
Smile
Detection Shutter
(35)
(35)
Auto Port.
Framing
(35)
(68)
–
(68)
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Selecting a shooting mode
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
(68)
–
–
–
–
–
/
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
(68)
(68)
(68)
(68)
(68)
(65, 68)
–*
*
* When the exposure mode is set to M, the exposure can be compensated
only when the ISO sensitivity is set to [AUTO].
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Various functions
Using the various functions of the
camera thoughtfully
This “Instruction Manual” mainly provides the preparation of the camera
before you use it, and information on the functions list. For details of the
functions, refer to the “α Handbook” on the CD-ROM.
This chapter introduces some functions described in the “α Handbook.”
Depth Map Assist Continuous AF
In addition to the Continuous AF function, assist areas are displayed to help
you to continue to focus on subjects.
1
Set [Focus Mode] to [Depth Map
Assist Continuous AF] with the Fn
button.
Assist area
After the camera focuses on the subject
using the 19 AF areas, the camera
continues to focus on the subject.
An assist area is displayed only when a compatible lens is attached to the
camera.
For details on compatible lenses, visit the Sony web site in your area, or
consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
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Using the various functions of the camera thoughtfully
AF Range Control
You can restrict the autofocus range. This function allows the camera to
focus on a subject without interference from objects in the back-ground and
fore-ground.
2
Set the maximum shooting distance
with the front control dial and set the
minimum shooting distance with the
rear control dial.
Press the AF RANGE button
so that the AF RANGE
screen appears.
3 Press the AF RANGE button
again to lock the distance.
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Various functions
The AF area and assist area
that overlap with the subject
located within the AF range
you set turn to yellow. An
assist area is displayed only
when a compatible lens is
attached to the camera.
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Using the various functions of the camera thoughtfully
Movie recording with a positive approach to audio
In addition to full HD quality movie settings, the following items can be
set: [Audio Rec Level], [Audio Level Display] and [Audio Output Timing].
1
Set the mode dial to
(Movie).
2 i (Headphones) jack
When headphones are used, you can
set the echo compensation using
[Audio Output Timing].
2
3
MENU button t
Press the MOVIE
button to start or stop
recording.
[Audio Rec Level]
You can adjust the
audio recording level
by monitoring the
level meter.
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2
[Audio Level Display]
You can display the
audio level on the
screen and shoot the
image.
Using the various functions of the camera thoughtfully
ISO sensitivity/Multi frame noise reduction
The ISO sensitivity can be set to AUTO, or be adjusted between ISO 50
and ISO 25600.
When [AUTO] is selected, you can change the range of the AUTO setting
that is automatically set with [ISO AUTO Maximum] or [ISO AUTO
Minimum].
1
Press the ISO button.
2
Select the desired setting with v/V on
the multi-selector.
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Various functions
When you select
(Multi Frame Noise Reduct.), you can select larger
ISO numbers than the maximum ISO sensitivity.
The camera shoots continuous multiple images automatically, combines the
images, reduces the noise, and records 1 image. The image recorded is
comprised of one image combined from those taken.
Using the various functions of the camera thoughtfully
Creative Style
You can select the style to be used to perform image processing from
among 13 styles, and you can also adjust the contrast, saturation, and
sharpness for each Creative Style.
Creative Style item (13 types)
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1
Select [Creative Style] with the Fn
button.
2
Select the desired Creative Style or
the style box with v/V on the multiselector.
Style box
You can fine-tune the setting from
the original setting and save the
adjusted setting.
Using the various functions of the camera thoughtfully
Hand-held Twilight
You can shoot night scenes with less noise and blur without using a tripod.
A burst of shots is taken, and image processing is applied to reduce subject
blur, camera shake, and noise.
1
Set the mode dial to
.
2
Fn button t [Scene Selection]
t [Hand-held Twilight]
DRO/Auto HDR
DRO: By dividing the image into small areas, the camera analyses 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 correctly exposed image, the bright areas of an under exposed image
and the dark areas of an over exposed image to create an image with rich
gradation.
1
Select [DRO/Auto HDR] with the Fn
button.
2
Select the desired setting with v/V on
the multi-selector.
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Various functions
Using the DRO/Auto HDR function, you can capture various gradations of
the contrast of images.
Using the various functions of the camera thoughtfully
Playback functions
Convenient functions for playback are as follows:
Magnifies or demagnifies images.
Image index screen
Pressing the DISP button changes the
screen from the 9-image screen to the 4image screen.
Deletes unnecessary
images.
Changes to the playback
screen.
Rotates the image counterclockwise.
Pressing the center of the multiselector rotates the image counterclockwise.
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Viewing images on a computer
Using the software
Following applications are contained on the CD-ROM (supplied) to allow
more versatile use of images shot with your camera.
• “Image Data Converter”
• “PlayMemories Home”
• “Remote Camera Control”
For detailed notes on installation, also see pages 80, 81.
Using “Image Data Converter”
To use “Image Data Converter,” refer to Help.
Click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Image Data Converter] t [Help] t
[Image Data Converter Ver.4].
“Image Data Converter” support page (English only)
http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/
Using “PlayMemories Home”
With “PlayMemories Home” you can do things such as the following:
• Set images shot with the camera and display them on the computer.
• Organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view
them.
• Retouch (red-eye reduction, etc.), print, send still images as e-mail
attachments, and change the shooting date.
• Edit images on the computer, such as trimming, resizing.
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Viewing images on a computer
With “Image Data Converter” you can do things such as the following:
• Open and edit images recorded in RAW format with various corrections,
such as tone curve, and sharpness.
• Adjust images with white balance, exposure, and creative style, etc.
• 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.
• Display and compare RAW/JPEG images recorded with this camera.
• Rate the images on a scale of 5.
• Set color labels.
Using the software
• Print or save still images with the date.
• Create Blu-ray discs or DVD discs from AVCHD movies imported to a
computer. (An Internet connection environment is required when a Bluray 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 [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)], [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i
24M(FX)] or [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 use “PlayMemories Home,” 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].
“PlayMemories Home” support page (English only)
http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/
Using “Remote Camera Control”
Connect the camera to your computer. With “Remote Camera Control” you
can:
• Set up the camera or record an image from the computer.
• Record an image directly to the computer.
• Perform an Interval Timer Shooting.
Set up the following before use: MENU button t
3 t [USB
Connection] t [PC Remote]
To use “Remote Camera Control,” refer to Help.
Click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Remote Camera Control] t [Help]
t [Remote Camera Control Ver.3].
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Using the software
Note
• In Interval Timer Shooting, the drive mode is set to [Single Shooting]. If the focus is
not achieved, the shutter is not released (except when the manual focus is selected or
[Priority setup] in the
Still shooting menu is set to [Release]).
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)),
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz or faster (AVC HD (PS)))
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 installationapproximately 500 MB
Display: Screen resolution-1024 × 768 dots or more
“Image Data
Converter Ver.4”/
“Remote Camera
Control Ver.3”
CPU/Memory: Pentium 4 or faster/1 GB or more
Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more
* 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.
Recommended computer environment (Mac)
The following computer environment is recommended when using the
supplied software and importing images via a USB connection.
OS (pre-installed)
USB Connection: Mac OS X v10.3 – v10.8
“Image Data Converter Ver.4” “Remote Camera
Control Ver.3”: Mac OS X v10.5 – v10.8
“Image Data
Converter Ver.4”/
‘Remote Camera
Control Ver.3”
CPU: Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster
Memory: 1 GB or more is recommended.
Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more
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Viewing images on a computer
OS (pre-installed)
Using the software
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 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 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.
Installing the software (Windows)
Log on as Administrator.
1 Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into
the CD-ROM drive.
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.
2 Click [Install].
Make sure that “Image Data Converter” and “PlayMemories Home” are
checked and follow the instructions on the screen.
• Connect the camera to the computer by following the instructions on the
screen.
• 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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Using the software
3 Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete.
The following software is installed and shortcut icons appear on the desktop.
“Image Data Converter”
“Remote Camera Control”
“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.”
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.
3 Copy the [IDC_INST.pkg] and [RCC_INST.pkg] files in the
[MAC] folder to the hard disk icon.
4 Double-click the [IDC_INST.pkg] and [RCC_INST.pkg] files in
the copy-to folder.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
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Viewing images on a computer
2 Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
Others
Learning more about the camera
(α Handbook)
“α Handbook,” which explains how to use the camera in detail, is included
on the CD-ROM (supplied). Refer to it for in-depth instructions on the
many functions of the camera.
For Windows users
1 Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into
the CD-ROM drive.
2 Click [Handbook].
3 Click [Install].
4 Start “α Handbook” from the shortcut on the desktop.
For Mac users
1 Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into
the CD-ROM drive.
2 Select the [Handbook] folder and copy “Handbook.pdf” stored
in the [GB] folder to your computer.
3 After copying is complete, double-click “Handbook.pdf.”
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Checking the number of recordable
images/recording time
Once you insert a memory card into the
camera and set the power switch to ON,
the number of images that can be
recorded (should you continue to shoot
using the current settings) is displayed on
the screen.
Notes
• When “0” (the number of recordable images) flashes in yellow, the memory card is
full. Replace the memory card with another one, or delete images in the current
memory card (pages 43, 67).
• When “NO CARD” (the number of recordable images) flashes in yellow, it means
no memory card has been inserted. Insert a memory card.
The number of images that can be recorded on a memory
card
Image Size: L 24M
Aspect Ratio: 3:2*
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
Capacity
(Units: Images)
2GB
4GB
8GB
16GB
32GB
64GB
280
560
1100
2250
4600
9200
Fine
195
395
800
1600
3200
6400
RAW & JPEG
54
105
215
435
870
1750
RAW
74
145
295
600
1200
2400
Size
Standard
* When [Aspect Ratio] is set to [16:9], you can record more images than the numbers
shown in the table above (except when [RAW] is selected).
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Others
The table shows the approximate number of images that can be recorded on
a memory card formatted with this camera. The values are defined using
Sony standard memory cards for testing. The values may vary depending
on the shooting conditions and the type of memory card used.
Checking the number of recordable images/recording time
The number of images that can be recorded using a
battery pack
The approximate number of images that can be recorded is as follows when
you use the camera with the battery pack (supplied) at full capacity.
Note that the actual numbers may be less than those indicated depending on
the conditions of use.
SLT-A99
SLT-A99V
LCD monitor mode
Approx. 500 images
Approx. 500 images
Viewfinder mode
Approx. 410 images
Approx. 410 images
• The number is calculated with a battery pack at full capacity and in the
following situation:
– At an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
– Using the battery pack that is charged for an hour after the CHARGE
lamp goes out.
– Using Sony “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately).
– “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media is inserted in memory card SLOT1
and there is no memory card in memory card SLOT2.
– [Quality] is set to [Fine].
– [Focus Mode] is set to [Automatic AF].
– Shooting once every 30 seconds.
– The power turns on and off once every 10 times.
– [GPS On/Off] is set to [Off] (SLT-A99V only).
• The measurement method is based on the CIPA standard.
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association)
Available recording time for a movie
The table below shows the approximate total recording times using a
memory card formatted with this camera.
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Checking the number of recordable images/recording time
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
(h (hour), m (minute))
Capacity
Record
Setting
60i 24M(FX)/50i
24M(FX)
2GB
4GB
8GB
16GB
32GB
64GB
10 m
20 m
40 m
1 h 30 m
3h
6h
60i 17M(FH)/50i
17M(FH)
10 m
30 m
1h
2h
4h5m
8 h 15 m
60p 28M(PS)/50p
28M(PS)
9m
15 m
35 m
1 h 15 m 2 h 30 m
5h5m
24p 24M(FX)/25p
24M(FX)
10 m
20 m
40 m
1 h 30 m
3h
6h
24p 17M(FH)/25p
17M(FH)
10 m
30 m
1h
2h
4h5m
8 h 15 m
20 m
40 m
1440×1080 12M
VGA 3M
1 h 20 m 2 h 45 m 5 h 30 m 11 h 5 m
1 h 10 m 2 h 25 m 4 h 55 m
10 h
20 h 5 m
40 h
15 m
Notes on continuous movie recording
• It requires a lot of power to perform high quality movie recording or continuous
shooting using the image sensor. Therefore, if you continue to shoot, the temperature
inside the camera will rise, especially that of the image sensor. In such cases, the
camera is turned off automatically since higher temperatures affect the quality of the
images or burden the internal mechanism of the camera.
• The duration of time available for movie recording is as follows when the camera
starts recording after the power of the camera has been turned off for a while. (The
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Others
Notes
• The recordable time of movies varies for the reason that the camera equipped with
VBR (Variable Bit Rate) which automatically adjusts image quality depending on
shooting scene. When you record fast-moving subject, the image is clearer but the
recordable time is shorter because it spends much memory to record. The recordable
time also vary depending on the shooting condition or subject or setting of image
quality/size.
• The values shown are not the continuous recording time.
• Recording time may depend on shooting conditions and the memory card used.
• When
is indicated, stop recording the movie. The temperature inside the camera
has increased to an unacceptable level.
• For details on movie playback, see page 66.
Checking the number of recordable images/recording time
following values indicate the continuous time from when the camera starts recording
until the camera stops recording.)
Ambient temperature
Continuous recording time
for movies
20°C (68°F)
About 29 minutes
30°C (86°F)
About 29 minutes
40°C (104°F)
About 29 minutes
• The duration of time available for movie recording varies with the temperature or
condition of the camera before you start recording. If you frequently recompose or
shoot images after the power is turned on, the temperature inside the camera rises
and the recording time available is shorter than the values indicated in the table
above.
• If the camera stops recording due to the temperature, leave it for several minutes
with the power turned off. Start recording after the temperature inside the camera
drops fully.
• If you observe the following points, the recording time is longer.
– Keep the camera out of direct sunlight.
– Turn the camera off when it is not being used.
• The maximum size of a movie file is about 2 GB. When the file size is about 2 GB,
the recording stops automatically when [File Format] is set to [MP4], and a new
movie file is created automatically when [File Format] is set to [AVCHD].
• The maximum continuous recording time is 29 minutes.
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Specifications
Camera
[System]
Camera Type
Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
Lens
A-mount lens*
* When a DT lens is attached, the APS-C size is
automatically selected.
[Image sensor]
Image format
35 mm full-frame (35.8 mm×23.9 mm) CMOS image
sensor
Total pixel number of image sensor
Approx. 24 700 000 pixels
Effective pixel number of camera
Approx. 24 300 000 pixels
[SteadyShot]
System: Image sensor-shift mechanism
Effect: Approx. 2.5 EV to 4.5 EV in shutter speed
(depending on shooting conditions and the attached
lens)
For movies
System: Electronic
Others
For still images
[Anti-Dust]
System
Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and
image sensor-shift mechanism
[Auto focus system]
System
TTL phase-detection system, 19 points (11 points cross
type) and 102 assist points*
* The AF assist function can be used only with
compatible lenses.
Sensitivity Range
–1 EV to 18 EV (at ISO 100 equivalent)
AF illuminator
Approx. 1 m to 7 m (3.3 feet to 23 feet)
[Electronic viewfinder]
Type
Electronic viewfinder
Screen size
1.3 cm (0.5 type)
Total number of dots
2 359 296 dots
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Specifications
Frame coverage
100%
Magnification
0.71 × with 50 mm lens at infinity, –1 m–1 (diopter)
Eye Point
Approximately 27 mm from the eyepiece, 22 mm from
the eyepiece frame at –1 m–1
Diopter Adjustment
–4.0 m–1 to +3.0 m–1 (diopter)
[LCD monitor]
LCD panel
7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots
1 228 800 dots
[Exposure control]
Metering Cell
“Exmor” CMOS sensor
Metering method
1 200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Range
–2 EV to +17 EV (at ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4
lens)
ISO sensitivity (Recommended exposure index)
Still images: AUTO, ISO 50 to 25 600 (1/3 EV step)
Movies: AUTO, ISO 100 to 6 400 (1/3 EV step)
Multi frame noise reduction: AUTO/ISO 100 to 51 200
Exposure compensation
±5.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
[Shutter]
Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane
type
Speed range
Still images: 1/8 000 second to 30 seconds, bulb
Movies: 1/8 000 second to 1/4 second (1/3 step)
1080 60i-compatible device
up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow
shutter mode)
1080 50i-compatible device
up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow
shutter mode)
Flash sync speed
1/250 second
[Continuous shooting]
Continuous shooting speed
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Tele-zoom Cont. Priority AE: Approx. maximum 10
images per second/
: Approx. maximum 6 images
per second/
: Approx. maximum 2.5 images per
second
• The speed of continuous shooting is estimated using
our criteria. The speed of continuous shooting is
slower, depending on shooting conditions.
Specifications
The maximum number of continuous shots (when using “Memory Stick PRO-HG
Duo” media)
In Tele-zoom Cont. Priority AE mode (approx.
maximum 10 images per second)
Extra fine: 18 images/Fine: 22 images/Standard: 24
images
In Continuous shooting
Extra fine: 14 images/Fine: 18 images/Standard: 20
images/RAW & JPEG: 11 images/RAW: 13 images
[Image zooming playback]
Scaling range
Image size: L: Approx. ×1.0 – ×16.7/M: Approx. ×1.0 –
×11.8/S: Approx. ×1.0 – ×8.3
[Recording format]
File format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline)
compliant, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Movie (AVCHD format)
AVCHD Ver. 2.0 compliant
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch, equipped with Dolby Digital
Stereo Creator
• Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
Movie (MP4 format)
Others
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
[Recording media]
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, SD card
[Slot]
SLOT1
Multi-slot for “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, SD
card (UHS-1 interface)
SLOT2
Slot for SD card (UHS-1 interface)
Operations between memory cards
[Input/output terminals]
USB
miniB, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
HDMI
HDMI minijack
m (Microphone) Terminal
3.5 mm Stereo minijack
i (Headphones) Terminal
3.5 mm Stereo minijack
REMOTE Terminal
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Specifications
[Power, general]
Used battery pack
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Power consumption (during shooting)
When using the viewfinder: Approx. 4.2 W
When using the LCD screen: Approx. 3.6 W
(With the SAL2470Z lens attached, for shooting still
images)
[Others]
Microphone
Stereo
Speaker
Monaural
Exif Print
Compatible
PRINT Image Matching III
Compatible
DPOF
Compatible
Dimensions
Approx. 147 mm × 111.2 mm × 78.4 mm
(5 7/8 inches × 4 1/2 inches × 3 1/8 inches) (W/H/D,
excluding protrusions)
Mass
SLT-A99V
Approx. 812 g (1 lb 12.7 oz) (with battery and
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media)
Approx. 733 g (1 lb 9.9 oz) (body only)
SLT-A99
Approx. 807 g (1 lb 12.5 oz) (with battery and
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media)
Approx. 728 g (1 lb 9.7 oz) (body only)
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
ADP-MAA Shoe adaptor
Mass
Approx. 12 g (0.5 oz)
Dimensions
Approx. 26 mm × 20.1 mm × 26 mm (1 1/16 inches ×
13/16 inches × 1 1/16 inches) (W/H/D, excluding
protrusions)
BC-VM10A Battery charger
Input rating
100 V - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 9 W
Output rating
8.4 V DC, 0.75 A
Operating temperature range 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature range
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–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Specifications
Maximum dimensions
Approx. 70 mm × 25 mm × 95 mm (2 7/8 inches ×
1 inch × 3 3/4 inches) (W/H/D)
Mass
Approx. 90 g (3.2 oz)
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Used battery
Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage
DC 8.4 V
Nominal voltage
DC 7.2 V
Maximum charge voltage
DC 8.4 V
Maximum charge current
2.0 A
Capacity
Typical
11.8 Wh (1 650 mAh)
Minimum
11.5 Wh (1 600 mAh)
Maximum dimensions
Approx. 38.2 mm × 20.5 mm × 55.6 mm (1 9/16 inches
× 13/16 inches × 2 1/4 inches) (W/H/D)
Mass
Approx. 78 g (2.8 oz)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Others
On image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
universal standard established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association).
• Playback of images recorded with your camera on other equipment and
playback of images recorded or edited with other equipment on your camera
are not guaranteed.
Specifications
Trademarks
•
is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick,”
, “Memory
Stick PRO,”
,
“Memory Stick Duo,”
, “Memory Stick
PRO Duo,”
,
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,”
, “Memory
Stick Micro,” “MagicGate,” and
are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of
Sony Corporation.
• “PhotoTV HD” is a trademark of
Sony Corporation.
• “AVCHD Progressive” and
“AVCHD Progressive” logotype
are trademarks of Panasonic
Corporation and Sony Corporation.
• Blu-ray Disc ™ and Blu-ray ™ are
trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc
Association.
• Dolby and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• Microsoft, Windows, DirectX, and
Windows Vista are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other
countries.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and HighDefinition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks
of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• Mac and Mac OS are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
• Intel, Intel Core, MMX, and
Pentium are trademarks or
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•
•
•
•
•
•
registered trademarks of Intel
Corporation.
SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD3C, LLC.
Eye-Fi is a trademark of Eye-Fi Inc.
MultiMediaCard is a trademark of
MultiMediaCard Association.
“ ” and “PlayStation” are
registered trademarks of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc.
Adobe is a registered trademark or
a trademark of Adobe Systems
Incorporated in the United States
and/or other countries.
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.
• Add further enjoyment with your
PlayStation 3 by downloading the
application for PlayStation 3 from
PlayStation Store (where available.)
• The application for PlayStation 3
requires PlayStation Network
account and application download.
Accessible in areas where the
PlayStation Store is available.
Specifications
Others
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Index
Index
A
A .................................................68
ADI flash ....................................38
Adobe RGB ................................38
AE Lock......................................30
AEL ............................................30
AEL w/ shutter ...........................38
AF area .......................................35
AF drive speed............................38
AF Illuminator ............................38
AF Micro Adj. ............................46
AF On .........................................41
AF RANGE ................................71
AF RANGE Button ....................41
AF range control.........................71
AF Range Control Assist............41
AF Tracking Duration ................39
AF w/ shutter ..............................38
AF/MF button .......................30, 42
AF/MF control............................30
AF-D...........................................70
Ambient light..............................43
Anti-dust function.......................56
Aperture Preview........................41
Aperture Priority.........................68
APS-C Size Capture ...................46
Area Setting ................................58
Aspect Ratio ...............................37
Audio Level Display...................39
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Audio Output Timing ................ 39
Audio Rec Level ........................ 39
Audio Recording........................ 39
Audio signals ............................. 46
AUTO ........................................ 63
Auto HDR .................................. 75
Auto Mode ................................. 68
Auto Port. Framing .................... 35
Auto Review .............................. 40
Auto Slow Shutter...................... 39
Auto WB .................................... 36
Autoflash.................................... 35
Auto-lock Accessory shoe ......... 24
Automatic AF ............................ 35
AVCHD ..................................... 39
AVCHD View ........................... 43
B
Battery pack ......................... 49, 51
Bracket order ............................. 43
Bracket: Cont. ............................ 35
C
Center weighted ......................... 35
Charging battery pack................ 49
Cleaning Mode........................... 47
Clear Image Zoom ..................... 37
Cloudy (White balance) ............. 36
Color filter (White balance)....... 36
Color Space................................ 38
Index
Color temperature (White balance)
............................................... 36
Computer ................................... 77
Continuous AF ........................... 35
Continuous shooting .................. 35
Copy........................................... 44
Creative Style............................. 74
Ctrl dial setup............................. 42
CTRL FOR HDMI..................... 46
Custom (White balance) ............ 36
Custom button............................ 42
D
E
Enlarged image .......................... 30
Exp.comp.set .............................. 43
Exposure compensation ............. 30
Exposure mode........................... 68
Exposure step ............................. 38
Extra fine.................................... 37
Eye-Fi......................................... 46
Eyepiece cup .............................. 62
Eyepiece sensor.................... 17, 62
Eye-Start AF .............................. 40
Index
Date Imprint ............................... 44
Date/Time Setup ........................ 57
Daylight (White balance)........... 36
DC IN terminal .......................... 21
Delete ................................... 43, 67
Delete confirm. .......................... 45
Demo Mode ............................... 47
Depth Map Assist Continuous AF
............................................... 70
Dial exp.comp ............................ 43
Digital Zoom.............................. 37
Diopter-adjustment .................... 17
Direct manual focus ................... 35
DISP........................................... 30
DISP Button(Finder).................. 40
DISP Button(Monitor) ............... 40
Display All Info. ........................ 40
Display Card Space.................... 45
Display panel ............................. 29
Display panel illumination button
............................................... 29
DMF ........................................... 35
DPOF Setup ............................... 44
D-Range Optimizer .................... 75
Drive mode................................. 35
DRO Bracket.............................. 35
DRO/Auto HDR......................... 75
F
Face Detection............................ 35
Face Priority Tracking ............... 43
Face Registration........................ 43
FEL lock..................................... 30
File Format (Movie)................... 39
File Number ............................... 44
Fill-flash ..................................... 35
FINDER/LCD Setting................ 40
Fine............................................. 37
Flash (White balance) ................ 36
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Index
Flash compensation ....................36
Flash control ...............................38
Flash Mode .................................35
Flash Off .....................................35
Flash sync terminal.....................21
Fluor.: Cool White (White balance)
................................................36
Fluor.: Day White (White balance)
................................................36
Fluor.: Daylight (White balance)
................................................36
Fluor.: Warm White (White
balance) ..................................36
Fn ..........................................34, 35
Focus Hold..................................42
Focus Hold Button......................42
Focus Magnifier..........................42
Focus Mode ................................35
Folder Name ...............................44
Folder View ................................43
Format.........................................44
Front Curtain Shutter ..................43
Func. of AEL button...................41
Function button...........................34
G
GPS Settings ...............................45
Graphic Display..........................40
Grid Line ....................................40
H
Hand-held Twilight ....................75
HDMI Info. Display ...................46
96
HDMI Resolution ...................... 46
HDR Painting............................. 36
High Contrast Mono. ................. 36
High ISO NR ............................. 38
Histogram .................................. 40
I
Image Data Converter................ 77
Image Index ............................... 30
Image Size ................................. 37
In-Camera Guide ....................... 48
Incandescent (White balance).... 36
Initialize ..................................... 47
Install ................................... 80, 81
Intelligent Auto .......................... 35
ISO Button ........................... 41, 73
ISO sensitivity ........................... 73
L
Landscape .................................. 35
Language.............................. 12, 47
LCD Brightness ......................... 45
LCD screen .......................... 25, 59
Lens............................................ 55
Lens Comp.: Chromatic Aberration
............................................... 43
Lens Comp.: Distortion ............. 43
Lens Comp.: Peripheral Shading
............................................... 43
Live View Display ..................... 41
Local (AF area).......................... 35
Long Exposure NR .................... 37
Index
M
N
New Folder ................................ 44
Night Portrait ............................. 35
Night Scene................................ 35
No Disp. Info. ............................ 40
Number of recordable images
......................................... 83, 84
O
Object Tracking.......................... 35
P
P ................................................. 68
PAL/NTSC Selector................... 46
Panorama: Direction .................. 37
Panorama: Size........................... 37
Partial Color ............................... 36
PC Remote ................................. 46
Peaking Color............................. 41
Peaking Level............................. 41
Picture Effect.............................. 36
Playback Display........................ 44
PlayMemories Home.................. 77
Pop Color ................................... 36
Portrait........................................ 35
Posterization............................... 36
Power Save................................. 45
Power Saving Start Time ........... 46
Pre-flash TTL ............................. 38
Pressing halfway down .............. 63
Preview....................................... 30
Preview Button..................... 30, 42
Priority setup .............................. 38
Program Auto ............................. 68
Protect ........................................ 44
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Index
M ................................................ 68
Macro ......................................... 35
Manual Exposure ....................... 68
Manual focus.............................. 35
Mass Storage.............................. 46
Memory...................................... 38
Memory card........................ 51, 54
MENU........................................ 37
Menu .......................................... 37
Menu start .................................. 45
Metering Mode .......................... 35
Microphone jack ........................ 21
Miniature.................................... 36
Mode Dial Guide ....................... 45
MOVIE ...................................... 65
Movie ......................................... 65
MOVIE Button .................... 42, 65
Movie recording......................... 65
MP4............................................ 39
MTP ........................................... 46
Multi frame noise reduction....... 73
Multi interface shoe ............. 19, 24
Multi segment ............................ 35
Multi-selector............................. 17
Index
Q
Quality ........................................37
Quick Navi..................................31
R
RAW ...........................................37
RAW+J .......................................37
Rear sync. ...................................35
Record Setting (Movie) ..............39
Recording Mode ...................44, 52
Recording movies .......................65
Recover Image DB .....................45
Red Eye Reduction .....................40
Reducing camera shake ..............60
Release w/o Lens ........................40
Remaining battery level..............53
REMOTE....................................21
Remote Camera Control .............78
Remote Commander .............21, 35
REMOTE terminal .....................21
Retro Photo .................................36
Rich-tone Mono..........................36
Rotate....................................30, 76
S
S ..................................................68
S. Auto Cont. Shooting...............40
S. Auto Image Extract. ...............40
Scene Selection...........................68
SCN ............................................68
Select Playback Media ...............44
Select REC Folder ......................44
98
Select Recording Media............. 52
Self-timer ................................... 35
Set the clock............................... 57
Shade (White balance) ............... 36
Shoe adaptor .............................. 24
Shooting ..................................... 63
Shooting mode ........................... 68
Shot. Result Preview.................. 41
Shoulder strap ............................ 21
Shutter Priority........................... 68
Silent Controller......................... 33
Silent multi-controller................ 32
Single Bracket............................ 35
Single Shooting.......................... 35
Single-shot AF ........................... 35
Slide Show ................................. 43
SLOW SYNC ............................ 30
Smart teleconverter .................... 30
Smile Shutter ............................. 35
Soft Focus .................................. 36
Soft High-key............................. 36
Software ..................................... 77
Specifications............................. 87
Specify Printing ......................... 44
Sports Action ............................. 35
Spot (AF area)............................ 35
Spot (Metering Mode) ............... 35
sRGB.......................................... 38
Standard ..................................... 37
SteadyShot function................... 60
Still/Movie Select ...................... 43
Strap ........................................... 21
Index
Style box .................................... 74
Sunset......................................... 35
Superior Auto............................. 35
Sweep Panorama........................ 68
Z
Zone (AF area) ........................... 35
Zoom .................................... 30, 63
T
T10 ............................................. 35
T8 ............................................... 35
Tele-zoom Cont. Priority AE..... 68
Toy Camera................................ 36
Tracking focus ........................... 35
U
Upload Settings.......................... 46
USB Connection ........................ 46
USB LUN Setting ...................... 46
V
Index
Version....................................... 47
Viewfinder ................................. 17
Viewfinder Bright. ..................... 45
Viewing image ........................... 66
Volume Settings................... 44, 66
W
WB ............................................. 36
WB bracket ................................ 35
White Balance............................ 36
Wide (AF area) .......................... 35
Wind Noise Reduct. ................... 39
Wireless (Flash Mode)............... 35
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