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Enjoying your
camcorder
8
Getting Started
12
Digital Video Camera Recorder
Handycam Handbook
DCR-SR45/SR46/SR65/SR85

2008 Sony Corporation
Recording/Playback 22
Editing
37
Utilizing recording
media
51
Customizing your
camcorder
55
Troubleshooting
76
Additional Information
87
Quick Reference
96
Read this before operating your camcorder
Before operating the unit, please read this
Handbook thoroughly, and retain it for
future reference.
Notes on use
In “Handycam Handbook” (this Handbook)
The operations and handling of your
camcorder are explained. Refer also to
“Operating Guide” (the separate volume).
Handling the images recorded on your
camcorder on the computer
“Memory
Stick PRO Duo” can be used
only with “Memory Stick PRO” compatible
equipment.
Do not attach a label or the like on a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” or a Memory Stick Duo
adaptor.
Insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” into
the Memory Stick Duo adaptor when using
a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” with “Memory
Stick” compatible equipment.
On using the camcorder
Do
not hold the camcorder by the following
parts, and also do not hold the camcorder by
the jack covers.
Refer to “PMB Guide” stored on the
supplied CD-ROM.
Types of “Memory Stick” you can use with
your camcorder
For
recording movies, it is recommended that
you use a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” of 512 MB
or larger marked with:

(“Memory Stick
PRO Duo”)*

(“Memory Stick
PRO-HG Duo”)
* Marked with Mark2 or not, either can be used.
See page 57 for the recordable time of a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”/“Memory Stick
PRO-HG Duo”
(This size can be used with your camcorder.)
“Memory Stick”
(You cannot use it in your camcorder.)
“Memory
Stick PRO Duo” and “Memory Stick
PRO-HG Duo” are both referred to as “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” in this manual.
You cannot use any type of memory card other
than those mentioned above.
LCD screen
The
Battery pack
camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed
or waterproofed. See “About handling of your
camcorder” (p. 92).
Do not do any of the following when the
(Movie)/ (Still) mode lamp (p. 17) or
the ACCESS lamp (p. 25) is lit or flashing.
Otherwise, the media may be damaged,
recorded images may be lost or other
malfunctions could occur.
 Remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
 Remove the battery pack or AC Adaptor from
the camcorder.
 Apply mechanical shock or vibration to the
camcorder.
When connecting your camcorder to another
device with a cable, be sure to insert the
connector plug in the correct way. Pushing the
plug forcibly into the terminal will damage the
terminal and may result in a malfunction of
your camcorder.
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the
Handycam Station holding both the Handycam
Station and the DC plug (DCR-SR65/SR85).
Be sure to turn the POWER switch to OFF
(CHG), when you set the camcorder onto the
Handycam Station or remove the camcorder
from it (DCR-SR65/SR85).
Connect cables to the connectors of the
Handycam Station when using your camcorder
attached to the Handycam Station. Do not
connect the cables to both the Handycam
Station and your camcorder (DCR-SR65/SR85).
About menu items, LCD panel and lens
A
menu item that is grayed out is not available
under the current recording or playback
conditions.
The LCD screen is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology, so over
99.99% of the pixels are effective. However,
there may be some tiny black points and/or
bright points (white, red, blue, or green in
color) that appear constantly on the LCD
screen. These points are normal results of the
manufacturing process and do not affect the
recording in any way.
Black point
White, red, blue or
green point
Exposing
the LCD screen or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods of time may cause
malfunctions.
Do not aim at the sun. Doing so might cause
your camcorder to malfunction. Take images of
the sun only in low light conditions, such as at
dusk.
On recording
About changing the language setting
The on-screen displays in each local
language are used for illustrating the
operating procedures. Change the screen
language before using your camcorder if
necessary (p. 18).
About this Handbook
The
LCD screens and indicators shown in
this Handbook were taken with a digital still
camera, and may look different from what you
actually see.
Design and specifications of media and other
accessories are subject to change without notice.
In this Handbook, the hard disk of your
camcorder and “Memory Stick PRO Duo” are
called “media.”
Unless otherwise specifically indicated,
illustrations in this Handbook are based on
DCR-SR85.
About the Carl Zeiss lens
Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl
Zeiss lens, which was developed jointly
by Carl Zeiss in Germany, and Sony
Corporation, and produces superior
images. It adopts the MTF measurement
system for video cameras and offers a
quality typical of a Carl Zeiss lens.
MTF = Modulation Transfer Function. The
number value indicates the amount of light
from a subject coming into the lens.
Before
starting to record, test the recording
function to make sure the image and sound are
recorded without any problems.
Compensation for the contents of recordings
cannot be provided, even if recording or
playback is not possible due to a malfunction of
the camcorder, recording media, etc.
TV color systems differ depending on the
country/region. To view your recordings on a
TV, you need an NTSC system-based TV.
Television programs, films, video tapes,
and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may
be contrary to the copyright laws.
Notes on using the Hard Disk Drive Handycam
Save all your recorded image data
To
prevent your image data from being lost,
save all your recorded images on external media
periodically. It is recommended that you save
the image data on a disc such as a DVD-R
using your computer (p. 36). Also, you can save
your image data using a VCR, or a DVD/HDD
recorder (p. 46).
Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder
The
hard disk of the camcorder may not be
recognized, or recording or playback may not
be possible.
Especially, during recording/playback, do not
apply shock. After recording, do not apply
vibration or shock to the camcorder, while the
ACCESS lamp is lit.
When using a shoulder belt (not supplied), do
not crash the camera against an object.
Do not use this camcorder in very loud areas.
The hard disk of the camcorder may not be
recognized, or recording or playback may not
be possible.
On the drop sensor
To
protect the internal hard disk from shock
by dropping, the camcorder has a drop sensor
function (p. 67). When a drop occurs, or
under a non-gravity condition, the block noise
made when this function is activated by the
camcorder may also be recorded. If the drop
sensor catches a drop repeatedly, recording/
playback may be stopped.
Notes on battery pack/AC Adaptor
Be
sure to remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor after turning off the POWER switch.
Note on operating temperatures
When
the temperature of the camcorder
becomes extremely high or extremely low, you
may not be able to record or play back on the
camcorder, due to the protection features of the
camcorder being activated in such situations. In
this case, a message appears on the LCD screen
(p. 83).
When the camcorder is connected to a
computer
Do
not try to format the hard disk of the
camcorder using a computer. If you do so, your
camcorder may not operate correctly.
Note on using the camcorder at high
altitudes
Do
not turn on the camcorder in a low-pressure
area, where the altitude is more than 3,000
meters (9,800 feet). Doing so may damage the
hard disk drive of your camcorder.
Note on disposal/transfer
If
you perform [MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 52) to
format the hard disk of the camcorder, data
may not be completely deleted from the hard
disk. When you transfer the camcorder, it is
recommended that you perform [ EMPTY]
(p. 53) to prevent the recovery of your data.
In addition to the above, when you dispose of
the camcorder, it is recommended that you
destroy the actual body of the camcorder.
If you cannot record/play back images,
perform [MEDIA FORMAT]
If
you repeat recording/deleting images for a
long time, fragmentation of data occurs on the
media. Images cannot be saved or recorded. In
such a case, save your images on some type of
external media first (p. 36), and then perform
[MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 52).
Fragmentation  Glossary (p. 104)
Table of contents
Read this before operating your
camcorder.....................................................2
Notes on using the Hard Disk Drive
Handycam.....................................................4
Subject examples and solutions..............7
Enjoying your camcorder
Operation flow...............................................8
“ HOME” and “ OPTION” - Taking
advantage of two types of menus........9
Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied items.......... 12
Step 2: Charging the battery pack....... 13
Step 3: Turning the power on, and
setting the date and time..................... 17
Changing the language setting................ 18
Step 4: Making setting adjustments
before recording...................................... 19
Step 5: Selecting the media.................... 20
Recording/Playback
Recording and playback with ease (Easy
Handycam operation)............................ 22
Recording...................................................... 25
Zooming.................................................................. 27
Starting shooting quickly (QUICK ON)
................................................................................... 27
Recording in dark places (NightShot
plus)........................................................................ 28
Adjusting the exposure for backlit
subjects................................................................. 28
Recording in mirror mode............................ 28
Playback......................................................... 29
Searching for desired scene by pinpoint
(Film Roll Index)............................................... 31
Searching for desired scene by face
(Face Index)........................................................ 31
Searching for desired images by date
(Date Index)........................................................ 32
Using PB zoom..................................................... 32
Playing back a series of still images (Slide
show)...................................................................... 33
Playing the image on a TV...................... 34
Saving images............................................. 36
Editing
(OTHERS) category.............................. 37
Deleting images.......................................... 37
Capturing a still image from a movie
....................................................................... 40
Dubbing/copying images to a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” with your camcorder
........................................................................ 41
Dividing a movie......................................... 43
Creating the Playlist.................................. 44
Dubbing to other devices....................... 46
Printing recorded still images
(PictBridge compliant printer)............ 49
Utilizing recording media
(MANAGE MEDIA) category............ 51
Checking the media information......... 51
Deleting all images (Formatting).......... 52
Preventing data on the hard disk of the
camcorder from being recovered...... 53
Repairing the image database file....... 54
Customizing your camcorder
What you can do with the
(SETTINGS) category of the HOME
MENU............................................................ 55
Using the HOME MENU.................................. 55
List of the
(SETTINGS) category items
................................................................................... 56
MOVIE SETTINGS......................................... 57
(Items for recording movies)
PHOTO SETTINGS....................................... 60
(Items for recording still images)
VIEW IMAGES SET....................................... 62
(Items to customize the display)
SOUND/DISP SET........................................ 64
(Items to adjust sound and the screen)
OUTPUT SETTINGS..................................... 65
(Items for when connecting other
devices)
CLOCK/
LANG.......................................... 66
(Items to set clock and language)
GENERAL SET............................................... 67
(Other setup items)
Activating functions using the
OPTION MENU..................................... 69
Using the OPTION MENU.............................. 69
Recording items on the OPTION MENU
................................................................................... 70
Viewing items on the OPTION MENU.... 70
Functions set in the OPTION MENU
........................................................................ 71
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting......................................... 76
Warning indicators and messages....... 83
Additional Information
Using your camcorder abroad............... 87
File/folder structure on the camcorder
hard disk and “Memory Stick PRO
Duo”.............................................................. 89
Maintenance and precautions............... 90
Quick Reference
Identifying parts and controls............... 96
Indicators displayed during recording/
playback....................................................102
Glossary........................................................104
Index.............................................................105
Subject examples and solutions
Checking your golf
swing
SPORTS.........................................................73
Flowers in close-up
PORTRAIT......................................................73
FOCUS...........................................................71
TELE MACRO.................................................71
Focusing on the dog
on the left side of
the screen
FOCUS...........................................................71
SPOT FOCUS..................................................71
Getting a good shot
of a ski slope or
beach
Backlight......................................................28
BEACH...........................................................73
SNOW...........................................................73
A child on the stage
under a spot light
SPOTLIGHT....................................................73
Fireworks with all
its splendor
FIREWORKS...................................................72
FOCUS...........................................................71
A sleeping child
under dim light
NightShot plus..............................................28
COLOR SLOW SHTR........................................74
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Operation flow
You can select the media (hard disk or “Memory Stick PRO Duo”) separately for movie recording
and still image recording (p. 20).
The media you set is effective for recording/playback/editing operations.
Get ready (p. 12).
 Selecting the media (p. 20)
Shoot using your camcorder (p. 25).
Play back the images.
 Viewing on the LCD screen of your camcorder (p. 29)
 Viewing on the TV connected to your camcorder (p. 34)
Save recorded images.
 Dubbing/copying images from the hard disk to a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” (p. 41)
 Saving images on a DVD using a computer (p. 36)
 Importing images to a computer (p. 36)
 Dubbing to other devices (p. 46)
Delete images.
If the media of your camcorder is full, you cannot record new
images. Delete the image data that has been saved on your
computer or a disc. If you delete the images, you can record new
images on the free media space again.
 Deleting the selected images (p. 37)
 Deleting all the images ([MEDIA FORMAT], p. 52)
“ HOME” and “ OPTION”
- Taking advantage of two types of menus
“
HOME MENU” - the starting point for operations with your camcorder
(HELP)
Displays a description of the item (p. 10)
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Category
Categories and items of the HOME MENU
(CAMERA) category
(MANAGE MEDIA) category
Item
Page
Item
Page
MOVIE*
PHOTO*
26
26
MOVIE MEDIA SET*
PHOTO MEDIA SET*
MEDIA INFO
MEDIA FORMAT*
REPAIR IMG.DB F.
20
20
51
52
54
(VIEW IMAGES) category
Item
Page
VISUAL INDEX*
29
31
INDEX*
INDEX*
PLAYLIST
31
44
(SETTINGS) category
To customize your camcorder (p. 55)*.
For the items available in the
(SETTINGS) category, see page 56.
* You can also set these items during Easy
Handycam operation (p. 22).
(OTHERS) category
Item
Page
DELETE*
PHOTO CAPTURE
MOVIE DUB
PHOTO COPY
EDIT
PLAYLIST EDIT
PRINT
USB CONNECT
37
40
41
42
43
44
49
89
Using the HOME MENU
4 Touch the desired item.
Example: [EDIT]
1 While pressing the green button,
turn the POWER switch in the
direction of the arrow to turn on the
power.
5 Follow the guide on the screen for
further operation.
To hide the HOME MENU screen
Touch
2 Press
(HOME)  (or ).
(HOME) 
.
When you want to know something about
the function of each item on the HOME
MENU - HELP
1 Press
(HOME).
The HOME MENU appears.
(HOME) 
3 Touch the desired category.
Example:
10
(OTHERS) category
2 Touch
(HELP).
The bottom of the
turns orange.
(HELP) button
3 Touch the item you want to learn
more about.
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When you touch an item, its
explanation appears on the screen.
To apply the option, touch [YES],
otherwise, touch [NO].
To deactivate the HELP
Touch
(HELP) again in step 2.
Using the OPTION MENU
Just a touch on the screen during shooting
or playback displays the functions available
at that moment. You will find it easy to
make various settings. See page 69 for
further details.
(OPTION)
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Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied items
Make sure that you have the following
items supplied with your camcorder.
The number in the parentheses indicates
the number of that item supplied.
Rechargeable battery pack
NP-FH40 (1) (p. 13, 91)
AC Adaptor (1) (p. 13)
CD-ROM “Handycam Application Software”
(1)
 Picture
Power cord (Mains lead) (1) (p. 13)
Motion Browser (Software)
Guide
 Handycam Handbook (This Handbook)
 PMB
“Operating Guide” (1)
Handycam Station (1) (p. 13)
(DCR-SR65/SR85)
A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 34, 46)
USB cable (1) (p. 49)
Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p. 100)
(DCR-SR65/SR85)
A button-type lithium battery is already installed.
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Step 2: Charging the battery pack
DCR-SR65/SR85:
You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack (H series) (p. 91) after
attaching it to your camcorder.
 Notes
Your
camcorder operates only with an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series).
direction of the arrow to OFF (CHG)
(the default setting).
2 Attach the battery pack by sliding it
POWER
switch
DC plug
With the  mark
on the top
DC IN jack
Power cord
(Mains lead)
AC Adaptor
4
To the wall outlet
(wall socket)
DCR-SR45/SR46:
DC plug
With the  mark
on the right
DC IN jack
Open the jack cover.
Power cord
(Mains lead)
AC Adaptor
To the wall outlet
(wall socket)
Getting Started
1 Turn the POWER switch in the
Battery pack
in the direction of the arrow until it
clicks.
3 For DCR-SR65/SR85:
Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC
IN jack on the Handycam Station.
For DCR-SR45/SR46:
Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC
IN jack on your camcorder.
4 For DCR-SR65/SR85:
Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and the
wall outlet (wall socket). Insert
the camcorder into the Handycam
Station securely, all the way to the
bottom.
When
setting the camcorder onto the
Handycam Station, close the DC IN jack
cover.
For DCR-SR45/SR46:
Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and the wall
outlet (wall socket).
The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and
charging starts.
The CHG (charge) lamp turns off when
the battery is fully charged. Disconnect
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the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack.
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the
DC IN jack holding both the DC plug
and the Handycam Station (DCR-SR65/
SR85) or your camcorder (DCR-SR45/
SR46).
 Tips
DCR-SR65/SR85:
 Same as DCR-SR45/SR46, you can charge the
battery pack by connecting the AC Adaptor
to your camcorder.
For
For DCR-SR65/SR85:
To remove your camcorder from the
Handycam Station
Turn off the power, then remove the
camcorder from the Handycam Station
holding both your camcorder and the
Handycam Station.
 Notes
When
you remove the battery pack or
disconnect the AC Adaptor, make sure that the
(Movie) lamp/ (Still) lamp (p. 17)/
ACCESS lamp (p. 25) is turned off.
When you store the battery pack, fully discharge
the battery before storing it for an extended
period (see page 92 for the details of storage).
To use a wall outlet (wall socket) for the
power source
Make the same connections as you do when
charging the battery pack. The battery pack
will not lose its charge in this case.
To check the remaining battery (Battery
Info)
Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG),
then press DISP/BATT INFO.
After a while, the approximate recordable
time and battery information appear for
about 7 seconds. You can view the battery
information for up to 20 seconds by
pressing DISP/BATT INFO again while the
information is displayed.
To remove the battery pack
Remaining battery (approx.)
Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
Slide the BATT (battery) release lever and
remove the battery pack.
BATT (battery)
release lever
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Recording capacity (approx.)
Charging time
Approximate time (min.) required when
you fully charge a fully discharged battery
pack.
Battery pack
Charging time
125
135
170
390
Approximate time (min.) available when
you use a fully charged battery pack.
DCR-SR45/SR46:
NP-FH40
(supplied)
NP-FH50
NP-FH70
NP-FH100
Continuous
recording time
100
110
115
130
245
280
555
625
Typical recording
time*
50
50
55
60
120
130
275
300
DCR-SR65/SR85:
Battery pack
NP-FH40
(supplied)
NP-FH50
NP-FH70
NP-FH100
times measured under the following
settings:
 Recording mode: [SP]
 The LCD backlight turns on
Playback time
Approximate time (min.) available when
you use a fully charged battery pack.
DCR-SR45/SR46:
Recording time
Battery pack
 Notes
All
Continuous
recording time
90
105
105
125
230
270
515
600
Typical recording
time*
45
50
50
60
115
125
255
285
Battery pack
Playback time*
NP-FH40
(supplied)
NP-FH50
120
140
140
165
300
350
680
785
NP-FH70
NP-FH100
Getting Started
NP-FH40
(supplied)
NP-FH50
NP-FH70
NP-FH100
* Typical recording time shows the time when
you repeat recording start/stop, turning the
power on/off and zooming.
DCR-SR65/SR85:
Battery pack
Playback time*
NP-FH40
(supplied)
NP-FH50
120
140
140
165
300
350
680
785
NP-FH70
NP-FH100
Top:
When the media is set to the hard disk
Bottom: When the media is set to the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo”
* When the LCD backlight is on.
Top:
When the media is set to the hard disk
Bottom: When the media is set to the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo”
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On the battery pack
Before changing the battery pack, turn the
POWER switch to OFF (CHG) and turn off the
(Movie) lamp/ (Still) lamp (p. 17)/
ACCESS lamp (p. 25).
The CHG (charge) lamp flashes during
charging, or Battery Info (p. 14) will not
be correctly displayed under the following
conditions:
 The battery pack is not attached correctly.
 The battery pack is damaged.
 The battery pack is worn-out (for Battery Info
only).
The power will not be supplied from the
battery as long as the AC Adaptor is connected
to the DC IN jack of your camcorder or
the Handycam Station (DCR-SR65/SR85),
even when the power cord (mains lead) is
disconnected from the wall outlet (wall socket).
When attaching an optional video light, it is
recommended that you use an NP-FH70/FH100
battery pack (DCR-SR65/SR85).
We do not recommend using an NP-FH30,
which only allows short recording and playback
times, with your camcorder.
On the charging/recording/playback time
Times measured when using the camcorder at
25°C (77 ˚F) (10°C to 30°C (50 ˚F to 86 ˚F) is
recommended).
The available recording and playback time will
be shorter when you use your camcorder in low
temperatures.
The available recording and playback time will
be shorter depending on the conditions under
which you use your camcorder.
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On the AC Adaptor
Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when
using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC
Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket)
immediately if any malfunction occurs while
using your camcorder.
Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow
space, such as between a wall and furniture.
Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC
Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic
objects. This may cause a malfunction.
Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power
source (mains) is still supplied to it while
connected to the wall outlet (wall socket) via the
AC Adaptor.
Step 3: Turning the power on, and setting the date and
time
Set the date and time when using this
camcorder for the first time. If you do not
set the date and time, the [CLOCK SET]
screen appears every time you turn on your
camcorder or change the POWER switch
position.
3 Select the desired geographical
area with
/
, then touch [NEXT].
4 Set [DST SET] or [SUMMERTIME],
then touch [NEXT].
5 Set [Y] (year) with
Touch the button on the
LCD screen.
/
6 Select [M] with
/
/
the month with
.
Getting Started
(HOME)
, then set
.
POWER switch
1 While pressing the green button,
turn the POWER switch repeatedly
in the direction of the arrow until
the respective lamp lights up.
(Movie): To record movies
(Still): To record still images
Go to step 3 when you turn on your
camcorder for the first time.
2 Touch
(HOME) 
(SETTINGS)
 [CLOCK/ LANG]  [CLOCK
SET].
7 Set [D] (day), hour and minute in the
same way, then touch [NEXT].
8 Make sure that the clock is correctly
set, then touch
.
The clock starts.
You can set any year up to the year
2037.
For midnight, set it to 12:00 AM.
For midday, set it to 12:00 PM.
The [CLOCK SET] screen appears.
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To turn off the power
Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
 Notes
If
you do not use your camcorder for about
3 months, the built-in rechargeable battery
gets discharged and the date and time settings
may be cleared from the memory. In that case,
charge the built-in rechargeable battery and
then set the date and time again (p. 94).
It takes a few seconds for your camcorder to
be ready to shoot after the power is turned on.
You cannot operate your camcorder during this
time.
In the default setting, the power turns off
automatically if you leave your camcorder
unoperated for approximately 5 minutes, to
save battery power ([A.SHUT OFF], p. 67).
 Tips
The date and time do not appear during
recording, but they are automatically recorded
on the media, and can be displayed during
playback ([DATA CODE], p. 62).
Refer to page 88 for information concerning
“World time difference.”
If the buttons on the touch panel do not
work correctly, adjust the touch panel
[CALIBRATION] (p. 93).
Changing the language setting
You can change the on-screen displays to
show messages in a specified language.
Touch (HOME) 
(SETTINGS) 
[CLOCK/ LANG]  [ LANGUAGE
SET], then select the desired language.
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Step 4: Making setting adjustments before recording
Opening the LENS COVER manually
Slide the LENS COVER switch to open.
 Notes
Do
not press the buttons on the LCD frame
accidentally when you open or adjust the LCD
panel.
 Tips
you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you
can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen
facing out. This is convenient during playback
operations.
Touch
(HOME) 
(SETTINGS) 
[SOUND/DISP SET]  [LCD BRIGHT]
(p. 64), and adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen.
The information is displayed or hidden (display
 no display) each time you press DISP/
BATT INFO.
If
Adjusting the LCD panel
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the
camcorder (), then rotate it to the best
angle to record or play ().
Getting Started
LENS COVER switch
 Tips
When you finish recording or when you play
back images, close the LENS COVER.
Fastening the grip belt
Fasten the grip belt and hold your
camcorder correctly.
90 degrees to the
90 degrees camcorder
(max.)
180 degrees
(max.)
DISP/BATT INFO
To turn off the LCD backlight to make the
battery last longer
Press and hold DISP/BATT INFO for a few
seconds until
appears.
This setting is practical when you use
your camcorder in bright conditions or
when you want to save battery power. The
recorded image will not be affected by the
setting. To turn on the LCD backlight,
press and hold DISP/BATT INFO for a few
seconds until
disappears.
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Step 5: Selecting the media
You can select the hard disk or “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” as the recording/playback/
editing media on your camcorder. Select
the media for movies and still images
separately.
The default setting is hard disk for movies
and still images.
Hard Disk
Movie
2 Touch [MOVIE MEDIA SET] to select
the media for movies, and touch
[PHOTO MEDIA SET] to select the
media for still images.
The media setting screen appears.
60min
Still image
“Memory Stick”
 Notes
You
can do recording/playback/editing
operations for the selected media only. When
you want to change the media, reselect the
media.
The recordable time with [SP] recording mode
(the default setting) is as follows (approx.):
 The internal hard disk:
DCR-SR45: 640 minutes
DCR-SR85: 1,310 minutes
 “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (4 GB) made by
Sony Corporation: 80 minutes
Check the number of recordable still images on
the LCD screen of your camcorder (p. 102).
(HOME) 
MEDIA) on the screen.
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4 Touch [YES] 
.
The media is changed.
To confirm the media setting
DCR-SR46/SR65: 870 minutes
1 Touch
3 Select the media you want to set.
(MANAGE
 Turn the POWER switch repeatedly to
(Movie) or
(Still) lamp,
light up the
depending on which media setting you want
to check.
 Check the media icon on the screen.
: Hard disk
: “Memory
Stick PRO Duo”
Inserting the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
Prepare a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” if
[MEMORY STICK] has been selected as
the media.
For types of “Memory Stick” you can use in
your camcorder, see page 2.
The [Create a new Image Database File.]
screen appears on the LCD screen when
you insert a new “Memory Stick PRO
Duo.”
 Open the Memory Stick Duo cover in the
direction of the arrow.
 Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” into
the Memory Stick Duo slot in the right
orientation until it clicks.
 Close the Memory Stick Duo cover.
3 Touch [YES].
Getting Started
1 Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
To record only still images on a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo,” touch [NO].
To remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
Open the Memory Stick Duo cover and
lightly push on the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo.”
ACCESS lamp
(“Memory Stick
PRO Duo”)
2 If you have selected [MEMORY
STICK] as the movie media, turn the
POWER switch until the
(Movie)
lamp lights up.
 Notes
Do
not open the Memory Stick Duo cover while
recording.
Inserting a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” forcibly
in the wrong direction may cause a malfunction
to the “Memory Stick PRO Duo,” Memory Stick
Duo slot or image data.
If [Failed to create a new Image Database File.
It may be possible that there is not enough free
space.] appears in step 3, format the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” (p. 52). All recorded data on
the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” will be deleted
when you format.
Be careful not to allow the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” to pop out and fall when you push on and
remove it.
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Recording/Playback
Recording and playback with ease
(Easy Handycam operation)
Easy Handycam operation makes nearly all settings automatic so that you can perform
recording or playback operations without detailed settings. It also makes the screen font size
larger for easy viewing. The images are recorded on the selected media (p. 20).
Open the LENS COVER (p. 19)
If the POWER switch is set to OFF
(CHG), turn it while pressing the
green button.
Recording movies
Recording still images
1 Turn the POWER switch  until the
1 Turn the POWER switch  until the
2 Press EASY .
2 Press EASY .
(Movie) lamp lights up.
appears on
the LCD screen.
3 Press START/STOP  (or ) to
start recording.*
(Still) lamp lights up.
appears on
the LCD screen.
3 Press PHOTO  lightly to adjust the
focus  (a beep sounds), then press
it fully  (a shutter click sounds).
[STBY]  [REC]
To stop recording, press START/STOP
again.
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* The setting of [REC MODE] is fixed to [SP] (p. 57).
Flashing  Lights up
Playing back recorded movies/still images
1 Turn the POWER switch  to turn on your camcorder.
2 Press
(VIEW IMAGES)  (or ).
The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some seconds.)
Searches for images
by date (p. 32)
HOME MENU
Appears with the image
on each of the tab
that was lastly played
back/recorded ( for
the still image recorded
on a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo”).
Next 6 images
Returns to the
recording screen




Recording/Playback
Previous 6 images
: Film Roll Index (p. 31)
: Face Index (p. 31)
: Displays movies.
: Displays still images.
3 Start playback.
Movies:
Touch the
tab and the movie to be played back.
Returns (to the
[VISUAL INDEX]
screen)
Toggles Play or Pause as you touch
Beginning of the
movie/previous
movie
Stops (goes to the
[VISUAL INDEX]
screen)
Next movie
The recording
date/time*
Reverse/Forward
* The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 62).
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 Tips
When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the [VISUAL
INDEX] screen.
You can slow down the playback speed by touching
/
during pause.
You can adjust the volume by touching
(HOME) 
(SETTINGS)  [SOUND SETTINGS]
/
.
 [VOLUME], then with
Still images:
Touch the tab and the still image to be played back.
Slide show (p. 33)
Returns (to the
[VISUAL INDEX]
screen)
The recording
date/time*
Goes to the [VISUAL
INDEX] screen
Previous/Next
* The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 62).
To cancel Easy Handycam operation
Press EASY  again.
from the LCD screen.
disappears
Menu settings during Easy Handycam
operation
Press (HOME)  (or ) to display
the menu items available for setup changes
(p. 9, 56).
 Notes
Most
of the menu items automatically return to
the default settings. The settings of some menu
items are fixed. For details, see page 76.
You cannot use the
(OPTION) menu.
Cancel Easy Handycam operation if you want
to add effects to images or change settings.
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Invalid buttons during Easy Handycam
operation
You cannot use some buttons/functions
during Easy Handycam operation since
they are automatically set (p. 76). If you set
an invalid operation, [Invalid during Easy
Handycam operation.] appears.
Recording
The images are recorded on the media selected on the media setting (p. 20).
The default setting is hard disk for both movies and still images.
(HOME) 
(HOME)  ACCESS lamp (“Memory
Stick PRO Duo”)
PHOTO 
LENS COVER
Open the LENS
COVER before
recording
(p. 19)
START/STOP 
Recording/Playback
(Movie)
lamp/
(Still) lamp
POWER switch 
START/STOP 
ACCESS lamp
(Hard disk)
 Notes
If
the ACCESS lamp is lit or flashing after
recording is finished, it means data is still being
written onto the media. Do not apply shock
or vibration to your camcorder, and do not
remove the battery or AC Adaptor.
The maximum continuous recordable time is
approximately 13 hours.
When a movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie
file is created automatically.
 Tips
You can check the recordable time and the
remaining capacity, etc., by touching
(MANAGE MEDIA) 
(HOME) 
[MEDIA INFO] (p. 51).
For types of “Memory Stick” you can use in
your camcorder, see page 2.
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Recording movies
Recording still images
1 Turn the POWER switch  until the
1 Turn the POWER switch  until the
2 Press START/STOP  (or ).
2 Press PHOTO  lightly to adjust the
(Movie) lamp lights up.
(Still) lamp lights up.
focus  (a beep sounds), then press
it fully  (a shutter click sounds).
[STBY]  [REC]
To stop recording, press START/STOP
again.
 Tips
For the recordable time and the number of
recordable images, see pages 57 and 60.
When a face is detected during movie
recording, flashes and the detected face is
stored in the index. You can search for a desired
scene by a face image when playing back ([Face
Index], p. 31).
You can switch the recording mode by touching
(HOME)  (or ) 
(CAMERA)
 [MOVIE] or [PHOTO].
You can create still images from recorded
movies (p. 40).
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Flashing  Lights up
appears beside or .
When
disappears, the image has
been recorded.
Zooming
You can zoom in up to the magnifications
shown in the following table.
(optical zoom)
DCR-SR45/SR46
DCR-SR65/SR85
40 ×
25 ×
You can adjust the magnification with the
power zoom lever or the zoom buttons on
the LCD frame.
camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp
focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide
angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for
telephoto.
 Tips
Using [DIGITAL ZOOM] (p. 58) lets you zoom
in further than the magnification shown in the
table.
Starting shooting quickly (QUICK ON)
Recording/Playback
Wider range of view:
(Wide angle)
Close view: (Telephoto)
Move the power zoom lever slightly for a
slower zoom. Move it further for a faster
zoom.
 Notes
may not reduce image
blurring as desired when the power zoom lever
is set to the T (Telephoto) side.
Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom
lever. If you move your finger off the power
zoom lever, the operation sound of the lever
may also be recorded.
You cannot change the zoom speed with the
zoom buttons on the LCD frame.
The minimum possible distance between
When you press QUICK ON, the
camcorder goes to sleep mode (power
saving mode) instead of turning off.
The QUICK ON lamp keeps flashing
during sleep mode. Press QUICK ON
again to start recording next time. Your
camcorder returns to recording standby in
approximately 1 second.
 Tips
During sleep mode, the battery is consumed at
about half that of usual recording, enabling you
to save battery power.
The power turns off automatically if you do
not operate your camcorder for a certain
period during sleep mode. You can set the time
that you want the camcorder to remain on
before automatically turning off in sleep mode
([QUICK ON STBY], (p. 67)).
[STEADYSHOT]
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Recording in dark places (NightShot
plus)
Infrared port
When you set the NIGHTSHOT PLUS
switch to ON, appears. You can record
images in dark places.
 Notes
The
NightShot plus and Super NightShot plus
functions use infrared light. Therefore, do not
cover the infrared port with your fingers or
other objects, and remove the conversion lens
(optional).
Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 71)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
Do not use the NightShot plus and Super
NightShot plus functions in bright places. This
may cause a malfunction.
 Tips
To record an image brighter, use the Super
NightShot plus function (p. 74). To record an
image more faithfully to the original colors, use
the Color Slow Shutter function (p. 74).
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Adjusting the exposure for backlit
subjects
To adjust the exposure for backlit subjects,
press  (back light) to display . To cancel
the back light function, press  (back light)
again.
Recording in mirror mode
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the
camcorder (), then rotate it 180 degrees
to the lens side ().
 Tips
A mirror-image of the subject appears on the
LCD screen, but the image will be normal when
recorded.
Playback
You can play back images recorded on the media selected in the media setting (p. 20).
The default setting is the hard disk.
(HOME) 
Power zoom lever

POWER switch

(HOME) 
Recording/Playback
(VIEW IMAGES)

(VIEW IMAGES) 
1 Turn the POWER switch  to turn on your camcorder.
2 Press
(VIEW IMAGES)  (or ).
The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some seconds.)
HOME MENU
Previous
6 images
Next
6 images
Returns to the
recording screen

: Film Roll Index (p. 31)

: Face Index (p. 31)

: Displays movies.

: Displays still image.
Searches for images
by date (p. 32)
Appears with the image on
each of the tab that was lastly
played back/recorded ( for
the still image recorded on a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”).
(OPTION)
 Tips
number of the images on the [VISUAL INDEX] screen can be changed 6  12 by moving
(HOME) 
(SETTINGS)  [VIEW
the power zoom lever . To fix this number, touch
IMAGES SET]  [ DISPLAY] (p. 63).
The
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3 Start playback.
Playing movies
Touch the
tab, and the movie to be played back.
Toggles Play or Pause as you touch
Returns (to the [VISUAL
INDEX] screen)
Beginning of the movie/
previous movie
Stops (goes to the [VISUAL
INDEX] screen)
Next movie
(OPTION)
Reverse/Forward
 Tips
When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the [VISUAL
INDEX] screen.
Touch
/
during pause to play back a movie slowly.
One touch of
/
makes the reverse/fast forward approximately 5 times faster, 2 touches
makes it approximately 10 times faster, 3 touches makes it approximately 30 times faster, and 4
touches makes it approximately 60 times faster.
Viewing still images
Touch the
tab, and the still image to be played back.
Returns (to the [VISUAL
INDEX] screen)
Slide show button (p. 33)
Goes to the [VISUAL
INDEX] screen
To adjust the volume of movies
Touch (OPTION) 
tab 
[VOLUME], then adjust the volume with
/
.
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(OPTION)
Previous/Next
 Tips
You can switch the playback mode by touching
(HOME)  (or ) 
(VIEW
IMAGES)  [VISUAL INDEX].
Searching for desired scene by
pinpoint (Film Roll Index)
Searching for desired scene by face
(Face Index)
Movies can be divided by a set time and the
first scene of each division is displayed on
the INDEX screen. You can start playing
back a movie from the selected thumbnail.
Select beforehand the media which
contains the recorded movie you want to
play back (p. 20).
1 Turn the POWER switch to turn on
(VIEW
The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears
on the LCD screen.
2 Touch
(Film Roll Index).
Returns to the [VISUAL INDEX] screen
1 Turn the POWER switch to turn on
the camcorder, and press
IMAGES).
(VIEW
The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears
on the LCD screen.
2 Touch
Recording/Playback
the camcorder, and press
IMAGES).
The face images detected during movie
recording are displayed on the index
screen.
You can play back the movie from the
selected face image.
Select beforehand the media which
contains the recorded movie you want to
play back (p. 20).
(Face Index).
Returns to the [VISUAL INDEX] screen
Sets the interval at which to create
thumbnails of scenes in a movie.
3 Touch
/
to select the desired
movie.
4 Touch
/
to search for the
desired scene, then touch the scene
you want to play back.
Playback starts from the selected scene.
3 Touch
/
to select the desired
movie.
4 Touch
/
, then touch the
desired face image to view the
scene.
Playback starts from the beginning of
the scene with the selected face image.
 Tips
can display the [Film Roll Index] screen by
(HOME) 
(VIEW IMAGES)
touching
 [ INDEX].
You
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 Notes
Faces
may not be detected depending on
recording conditions.
Example: People wearing glasses or hats, or who
do not face towards the camera.
Set [ INDEX SET] to [ON] (the default
setting) before recording to play back from
[ INDEX] (p. 59). Make sure that flashes,
and detected face images are stored in [Face
Index].
3 Touch the date button at the upper
right of the LCD screen.
The recording dates of images are
displayed on the screen.
Returns to the [VISUAL INDEX] screen
 Tips
You can display the [Face Index] screen by
(HOME) 
(VIEW IMAGES)
touching
 [ INDEX].
Searching for desired images by date
(Date Index)
You can efficiently search for desired
images by date.
Select beforehand the media which
contains the recorded movie you want to
play back (p. 20).
 Notes
You
cannot use the date index for still images
on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
1 Turn the POWER switch to turn on
the camcorder, and press
IMAGES).
(VIEW
The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears
on the LCD screen.
4 Touch
/
to select the date of
the desired image, touch
.
The images of the selected date are
displayed on the [VISUAL INDEX]
screen.
 Tips
On the [Film Roll Index] or [Face Index]
screen, you can use the Date Index function by
following the steps 3 to 4.
Using PB zoom
You can magnify still images from about
1.1 to 5 times the original size.
Magnification can be adjusted with the
power zoom lever or the zoom buttons on
the LCD frame.
2 To search for movies, touch the
tab. To search for still images, touch
the tab.
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 Play back the still image you want to magnify.
 Magnify the still image with T (Telephoto).
The screen is framed.
 Touch the screen at the point you want to
display in the center of the displayed frame.
 Adjust the magnification with W (Wide
angle)/T (Telephoto).
To cancel, touch
.
Playing back a series of still images
(Slide show)
Recording/Playback
Touch
on the still image playback
screen.
The slide show begins from the selected still
image.
Touch
to stop the slide show.
To restart, touch
again.
 Notes
You
cannot operate playback zoom during slide
show.
 Tips
You can set continuous slide show playback by
(OPTION) 
tab  [SLIDE
selecting
SHOW SET]. The default setting is [ON]
(continuous playback).
You can also play back the slide show by
(OPTION) 
tab  [SLIDE
touching
SHOW] on the [VISUAL INDEX] screen.
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Playing the image on a TV
Connect your camcorder to the input jack of a TV or VCR using the A/V connecting cable
 or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO . Connect your camcorder to the wall
outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13). Refer also to the
instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
DCR-SR45/SR46:
Device without
an S VIDEO jack
Device with an
S VIDEO jack
DCR-SR65/SR85:
(Yellow)
(White)
(White)
(Red)
(Red)
(Yellow)
VCRs or TVs
A/V Remote Connector
or A/V OUT jack
: Signal flow
A/V connecting cable (supplied)
The Handycam Station has an A/V
OUT jack (DCR-SR65/SR85) (p. 99)
and the camcorder has an A/V
Remote Connector (p. 96). Connect
the A/V connecting cable either to
the Handycam Station or to your
camcorder, according to your setup.
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A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO
(optional)
When connecting to another device
via the S VIDEO jack, by using an A/V
connecting cable with an S VIDEO
cable (optional), higher quality images
can be produced than with an A/V
connecting cable. Connect the white
and red plugs (left/right audio) and
the S VIDEO plug (S VIDEO channel)
of the A/V connecting cable with an
S VIDEO cable (optional). The yellow
plug connection is not necessary.
Connecting only the S VIDEO plug will
not output audio.
 Notes
Do
not connect A/V connecting cables to both
your camcorder and the Handycam Station at
the same time. The image might get disturbed
(DCR-SR65/SR85).
 Tips
You can display the counter on the TV screen
by setting [DISP OUTPUT] to [V-OUT/
PANEL] (p. 65).
When
you play back an image recorded in 16:9
(wide) aspect ratio on a 4:3 TV not compatible
with the 16:9 (wide) signal, set [TV TYPE] to
[4:3].
When your TV is connected to a VCR
Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN
input on the VCR. Set the input selector
on the VCR to LINE (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2,
etc.), if the VCR has an input selector.
To set the aspect ratio according to the
connected TV (16:9/4:3)
 Turn the POWER switch to turn on the
camcorder.
 Touch
(HOME) 
(SETTINGS) 
[OUTPUT SETTINGS]  [TV TYPE] 
.
[16:9] or [4:3] 
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V
connecting cable to the video input jack
and connect the white (left channel) or red
(right channel) plug to the audio input jack
of your TV or VCR.
Recording/Playback
Change the setting according to the screen
aspect ratio of the TV you will view images
on.
When your TV is monaural (When your TV has
only one audio input jack)
 Notes
When
you connect your camcorder to a TV
compatible with the ID-1/ID-2 system, set [TV
TYPE] to [16:9]. The TV switches to full mode
automatically. Refer also to the instruction
manuals supplied with your TV.
When you set [TV TYPE] to [4:3], the image
quality may deteriorate. Also, when the
recorded image’s aspect ratio switches between
16:9 (wide) and 4:3, the image may jitter.
On some 4:3 TVs, the still images recorded in
4:3 aspect ratio may not be displayed full screen.
This is not a malfunction.
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Saving images
Due to the limited capacity of the media, make sure that you save the image data to some type
of external media such as a DVD-R or a computer.
You can save the images recorded on the camcorder as described below.
 Tips
You can dub/copy the images recorded on the hard disk to the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” using this
camcorder (p. 41).
Using a computer
By using “Picture Motion Browser” on the supplied CD-ROM, you can save images recorded
on your camcorder. For details, see “PMB Guide.”
Creating a DVD with One Touch (One Touch Disc Burn)
You can save images recorded on the hard disk of your camcorder
directly to a DVD with ease by pressing
(DISC BURN) button.
Saving images on a computer
You can save images recorded on the camcorder on the hard disk of
a computer.
Creating a DVD with selected images
You can save images imported to your computer on a DVD. You can
also edit those images.
Refer to the supplied “Operating Guide” for information on the bundled software.
Connecting your camcorder to other devices
Connecting with the A/V connecting cable
You can dub to VCRs, DVD/HDD recorders.
Connecting with the USB cable
You can dub to movie dubbing compatible DVD writers, etc.
See “Dubbing to other devices” on page 46.
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Editing
(OTHERS) category
This category enables you to edit the images
on the media. Also, you can enjoy your
camcorder by connecting to other devices.
Deleting images
You can delete images recorded on the
media using your camcorder.
 Notes
You
(OTHERS) category
Item list
DELETE
PHOTO CAPTURE
You can save a selected frame from a
recorded movie as a still image (p. 40).
MOVIE DUB
You can dub movies recorded on the hard
disk to a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (p. 41).
PHOTO COPY
You can copy still images recorded on the
hard disk to a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
(p. 42).
EDIT
You can edit the images (p. 43).
PLAYLIST EDIT
You can create and edit a Playlist (p. 44).
PRINT
You can print still images on a connected
PictBridge printer (p. 49).
USB CONNECT
You can connect the camcorder to a
computer etc. via the USB cable (p. 89).
See “Operating Guide” for connecting to
the computer.
 Tips
You can select up to 100 images at one time.
You can delete an image on the playback screen
(OPTION) menu.
from the
To delete all images recorded on the media and
recover all the recordable space of the media,
format the media (p. 52).
Editing
You can delete images on the media (p. 37).
cannot restore images once they are
deleted.
Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while deleting
the images. It may damage the media.
Do not eject “Memory Stick PRO Duo” while
deleting movies from the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo.”
When write-protection is set to the images
in the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” by another
device, you cannot delete the images from the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
Deleting movies
You can free media space by deleting image
data from the media.
You can check the free media space using
[MEDIA INFO] (p. 51).
Select beforehand the media which
contains the movie you want to delete
(p. 20).
 Notes
Important
data should be saved on external
media (p. 36).
1 Touch
(HOME) 
 [DELETE].
2 Touch [
DELETE].
3 Touch [
DELETE].
(OTHERS)
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4 Touch the movie to be deleted.
Deleting still images
Select beforehand the media which
contains the still image you want to delete
(p. 20).
1 Touch
The selected image is marked with .
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm.
Touch
to return to the previous
screen.
5 Touch
 [YES] 
(HOME) 
 [DELETE].
2 Touch [
DELETE].
3 Touch [
DELETE].
(OTHERS)
.
4 Touch the still image to be deleted.
To delete all movies at one time
In step 3, touch [ DELETE ALL] 
[YES]  [YES] 
.
To delete all the movies recorded on the
same day at one time
 Touch [
DELETE by date] in step 3.
 Touch
/
to select the recording date of
.
the desired movies, then touch
The movies recorded on the selected date are
displayed on the screen.
Touch the movie on the LCD screen to
confirm. Touch
to return to the previous
screen.
 Touch
 [YES] 
.
 Notes
If
the deleted movie is included in a Playlist
(p. 44), the movie added to the Playlist is
deleted also from the Playlist.
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The selected still image is marked with
.
Press and hold the still image on the
LCD screen to confirm.
Touch
to return to the previous
screen.
5 Touch
 [YES] 
.
To delete all still images at one time
In step 3, touch [ DELETE ALL] 
[YES]  [YES] 
.
To delete all the still images recorded on the
same day at one time
This function is available only when the
internal hard disk is selected as the media.
 Touch [
DELETE by date] in step 3.
 Touch
/
to select the recording date of
.
the desired still images, then touch
The still images recorded on the selected date
are displayed on the screen.
Touch the still image on the LCD screen to
to return to the previous
confirm. Touch
screen.
 Touch
 [YES] 
.
Editing
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Capturing a still image from a movie
You can capture a still image at any point
during movie playback.
Select the media which contains movies,
and the media where you want to save still
images (p. 20).
1 Touch
(HOME) 
(OTHERS)
 [PHOTO CAPTURE].
The [PHOTO CAPTURE] screen
appears.
2 Touch the movie to be captured.
The selected movie starts playback.
3 Touch
at the point where you
want to capture.
The movie pauses.
4 Touch
.
After the still image is saved on the
media you selected, the camcorder
returns to pause mode.
To continue capturing
Touch
, then follow the steps 3 to 4.
To capture a still image from another
movie, touch
then follow the steps 2
to 4.
To finish capturing
Touch
40

.
 Notes
The
image size is fixed depending on the aspect
ratio of the movies:
 [
0.2M] in the aspect ratio 16:9
 [VGA(0.3M)] in the aspect ratio 4:3
The media where you want to save still images
has to have enough free space.
Recording date and time of created still images
are the same as the recording date and time of
the movies.
If the movies do not have data code, recording
date and time of still images is saved as the time
you create them from movies.
Dubbing/copying images to a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
with your camcorder
3 Select the movie to be dubbed.
Dubbing movies
You can dub movies recorded on the hard
disk of your camcorder to a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo.”
Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” into
your camcorder before the operation.
[DUB by select]: Touch the movie
thumbnail you want to dub to place
the mark on the thumbnail. You can
select several movies.
 Notes
When
 Tips
The original movie will not be deleted after
dubbing.
All included images on a playlist will be dubbed.
1 Touch
(HOME) 
 [MOVIE DUB].
Remaining capacity of
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
 Tips
and hold the thumbnail to preview.
to return to the selection screen.
Touch
Press
[DUB by date]: Select the recording
date of the movie to be dubbed, then
touch
. You cannot select multiple
dates.
Editing
you record a movie on a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” for the first time, create the image
(HOME)
database file (p. 54) by touching
(MANAGE MEDIA)  [REPAIR IMG.

DB F.].
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet
(wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to
prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during dubbing.
(OTHERS)
The [MOVIE DUB] screen appears.
4 Touch
 [YES].
Dubbing starts.
2 Touch the type of dubbing.
[DUB by select]: To select movies and
dub
[DUB by date]: To dub all movies of a
specified date
[ DUB ALL]: To dub playlists
When you select playlist as the source
of dubbing, follow the on-screen
instructions to dub.
 Tips
To check the dubbed movies after dubbing
is complete, select [MEMORY STICK] on
[MOVIE MEDIA SET] and play them back
(p. 20).
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3 Select the still image to be copied.
Copying still images
You can copy still images from the hard
disk to a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” into
your camcorder before the operation.
[COPY by select]: Touch the still image
thumbnail you want to copy to place
the mark on the thumbnail. You can
select several still images.
 Notes
Connect
your camcorder to the wall outlet
(wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to
prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during dubbing.
 Tips
The original still images will not be deleted after
copying.
1 Touch
(HOME) 
 [PHOTO COPY].
(OTHERS)
The [PHOTO COPY] screen appears.
2 Touch the type of copying.
[COPY by select]: To select a still image
and copy
[COPY by date]: To copy all still images
of a specified date
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 Tips
and hold the thumbnail to preview.
to return to the selection screen.
Touch
Press
[COPY by date]: Select the recording
date of the still image to be copied, then
touch
. You cannot select multiple
dates.
4 Touch
 [YES].
Copying starts.
 Tips
To check the copied still images after copying
is complete, select [MEMORY STICK] on
[PHOTO MEDIA SET] and play them back
(p. 20).
Dividing a movie
You can divide movies on the media of
your camcorder.
Select beforehand the media which
contains the movie you want to divide
(p. 20).
1 Touch
(HOME) 
 [EDIT].
 Notes
You
cannot restore movies once they are
divided.
Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while dividing
the movie. It may damage the media.
Also, do not remove the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” while editing movies on the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo.”
A slight difference may occur from the point
and the actual dividing
where you touch
point, as your camcorder selects the dividing
point based on about half-second increments.
If you divide the original movie, the movie
added to the Playlist will also be divided.
(OTHERS)
2 Touch [DIVIDE].
3 Touch the movie to be divided.
Editing
The selected movie starts playback.
4 Touch
at the point where
you want to divide the movie into
scenes.
The movie pauses.
Adjusts the dividing point with more
precision after the dividing point has
.
been selected with
Returns to the beginning of the selected
movie.
Play and pause toggles as you press
5 Touch
 [YES] 
.
.
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Creating the Playlist
The Playlist is a list showing thumbnails
of the movies that you have selected. The
original movies are not changed even if
you edit or delete the movies added to the
Playlist. Select the media you want to create
or play a Playlist before the operation
(p. 20).
1 Touch
(HOME) 
 [PLAYLIST EDIT].
(OTHERS)
 Touch
/
to select the recording date of
the desired movie.
 Touch
while the selected recording date
is highlighted.
The movies recorded on the selected date are
displayed on the screen.
Touch the image on the LCD screen to
confirm. Touch
to return to the previous
screen.
 Touch
 [YES] 
.
 Notes
Do
2 Touch [
ADD].
3 Touch the movie to be added to the
Playlist.
not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while editing
the Playlist. Also, do not remove the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” while editing movies on the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
You cannot add still images to a Playlist.
 Tips
can add a maximum of 99 movies to the
Playlist.
You can add a movie when viewing it by
(OPTION) 
tab 
selecting
[ ADD].
You can copy the Playlist to a DVD as it is, by
using the supplied software.
You
The selected movie is marked with .
Press and hold the movie on the LCD
screen to confirm.
Touch
to return to the previous
screen.
4 Touch
 [YES] 
.
Playing the Playlist
Select beforehand the media to use to create
or play a playlist (p. 20).
1 Touch
(HOME) 
(VIEW
IMAGES)  [PLAYLIST].
The Playlist screen appears.
To add all the movies recorded on the same
day at one time
 Touch [ ADD by date] in step 2.
The recording dates of movies are displayed
on the screen.
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2 Touch the image from which you
 Select the destination with
/
.
want to play back.
The Playlist is played back from the
selected image to the end, then the
screen returns to the Playlist screen.
To erase unnecessary movies from the
Playlist
 [YES] 
.
 Tips
When you select multiple movies, the movies
are moved following the order appeared in the
Playlist.
Editing
 Touch
(HOME)  (OTHERS) 
[PLAYLIST EDIT].
 Touch [ ERASE].
To erase all the movies from the Playlist,
touch [ ERASE ALL]  [YES]  [YES]
.

 Select the movie to be deleted from the list.
Destination bar
 Touch
The selected movie is marked with .
Press and hold the movie on the LCD screen
to confirm.
Touch
to return to the previous screen.
 Touch
 [YES] 
.
To change the order within the Playlist
 Touch
(HOME)  (OTHERS) 
[PLAYLIST EDIT].
 Touch [ MOVE].
 Select the movie to be moved.
The selected movie is marked with .
Press and hold the movie on the LCD screen
to confirm.
Touch
to return to the previous screen.
 Touch
.
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Dubbing to other devices
Connecting with the A/V connecting cable
You can dub images played back on your camcorder to other recording devices, such as
VCRs or DVD/HDD recorders. Connect the device in either of the following ways.
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for
this operation (p. 13). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be
connected.
Select beforehand the media which contains the image you want to dub (p. 20).
 Notes
Since
dubbing is performed via analog data transfer, the image quality may deteriorate.
DCR-SR45/SR46:
Device without an
S VIDEO jack
Device with an
S VIDEO jack
DCR-SR65/SR85:
(Yellow)
(White)
(White)
(Red)
(Red)
A/V Remote Connector or
A/V OUT jack
: Video/Signal flow
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A/V connecting cable (supplied)
The Handycam Station has an A/V
OUT jack (DCR-SR65/SR85) (p. 99)
and the camcorder has an A/V
Remote Connector (p. 96). Connect
the A/V connecting cable either to
the Handycam Station or to your
camcorder, according to your setup.
(Yellow)
VCRs or DVD/HDD
recorders
A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO
(optional)
When connecting to another device
via the S VIDEO jack, by using an A/V
connecting cable with an S VIDEO
cable (optional), higher quality images
can be produced than with an A/V
connecting cable. Connect the white
and red plugs (left/right audio) and
the S VIDEO plug (S VIDEO channel)
of the A/V connecting cable with an
S VIDEO cable (optional). The yellow
plug connection is not necessary.
Connecting only the S VIDEO plug will
not output audio.
4 Start playback on your camcorder,
and record it on the recording
device.
Refer to the instruction manuals
supplied with your recording device for
details.
 Notes
To
1 Turn on your camcorder, and press
(VIEW IMAGES).
Set [TV TYPE] according to the display
device (p. 35).
5 When dubbing is finished, stop the
recording device, and then your
camcorder.
Connecting with the USB cable
Connect your camcorder to a DVD writer
or a DVD recorder, etc., compatible with
movie dubbing via USB connection to dub
without image degradation.
Connect your camcorder to the wall
outlet (wall socket) using the supplied
AC Adaptor (p. 13). Refer also to the
instruction manuals supplied with the
device to be connected.
Editing
hide the screen indicators (such as a
counter, etc.) on the screen of the monitor
(HOME) 
device connected, touch
(SETTINGS)  [OUTPUT SETTINGS] 
[DISP OUTPUT]  [LCD PANEL] (the
default setting) (p. 65).
To record the date/time and camera settings
data, display them on the screen (p. 62).
When you are connecting your camcorder to a
monaural device, connect the yellow plug of the
A/V connecting cable to the video input jack,
and the red (right channel) or the white (left
channel) plug to the audio input jack on the
device.
2 Insert the recording media in the
recording device.
If your recording device has an input
selector, set it to the input mode.
3 Connect your camcorder to the
recording device (VCR or DVD/HDD
recorder) with the A/V connecting
cable (supplied)  or an A/V
connecting cable with S VIDEO
(optional) .
Connect your camcorder to the input
jacks of the recording device.
1 Turn on your camcorder.
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2 Connect the  (USB) jack of your
camcorder and a DVD writer, etc.,
with the supplied USB cable.
The [USB SELECT] screen appears
automatically.
3 Touch [
USB CONNECT] or [ USB
CONNECT] according to the media
on which the movie you want to dub
is recorded.
4 Operate the device to be connected,
and start recording.
For details, refer to the instruction
manuals supplied with the device to be
connected.
5 After dubbing is complete, touch
[END]  [YES], then disconnect the
USB cable.
 Tips
If the [USB SELECT] screen does not appear,
(HOME)  (OTHERS)  [USB
touch
CONNECT].
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Printing recorded still images (PictBridge compliant
printer)
You can print out still images using a
PictBridge compliant printer, without
connecting the camcorder to a computer.
Connect your camcorder to the AC
Adaptor to obtain power from the wall
outlet (wall socket) (p. 13). Turn on the
printer.
Select beforehand the media which
contains the still image you want to print
(p. 20).
To print still images on a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo,” insert the “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” containing them into your
camcorder.
Connect the Handycam Station to
the wall outlet (wall socket) using
the supplied AC Adaptor, then set
the camcorder onto the Handycam
Station securely.
For DCR-SR45/SR46:
Connect your camcorder to the
wall outlet (wall socket) using the
supplied AC Adaptor.
2 Turn the POWER switch to turn it on.
3 For DCR-SR65/SR85:
Connect the  (USB) jack of the
Handycam Station to the printer
using the supplied USB cable (p. 99).
For DCR-SR45/SR46:
Connect the  (USB) jack of your
camcorder to the printer using the
supplied USB cable (p. 96).
The [USB SELECT] screen appears
automatically.
When connection is complete,
(PictBridge connecting) appears on
the screen.
You can select a still image on the
screen.
5 Touch the still image to be printed.
Editing
1 For DCR-SR65/SR85:
4 Touch [PRINT].
The selected still image is marked with
.
Press and hold the still image on the
LCD screen to confirm.
Touch
to return to the previous
screen.
6 Touch
(OPTION), set the
following options, then touch
.
[COPIES]: Set the number of copies of a
still image to be printed. You can set up
to 20 copies.
[DATE/TIME]: Select [DATE],
[DAY&TIME], or [OFF] (no date/time
printed).
[SIZE]: Select the paper size.
If you do not change the setting, go to
step 7.
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7 Touch [EXEC]  [YES] 
.
The still image selection screen appears
again.
To finish printing
Touch
on the screen in step 4.
 Notes
We
can guarantee the operation of only models
that are PictBridge compatible.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the
printer to be used.
Do not attempt the following operations when
is on the screen. The operations may not be
performed properly.
 Operate the POWER switch
 Press
(VIEW IMAGES)
 Remove your camcorder from the Handycam
Station (DCR-SR65/SR85)
 Remove the USB cable from your camcorder,
the Handycam Station (DCR-SR65/SR85), or
the printer
 Remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” from
your camcorder while printing still images
saved on it
If the printer stops working, disconnect the
USB cable, turn the printer off and on again,
and restart the operation from the beginning.
You can select only the paper sizes that the
printer can print.
On some printer models, the top, bottom, right,
and left edges of images may be trimmed. If
you print a still image recorded in a 16:9 (wide)
ratio, the left and right ends of the image may
be trimmed widely.
Some printer models may not support the
date printing function. Refer to your printer’s
instruction manual for details.
The still images described below may not be
printed out:
 The still image edited by a computer
 The still image recorded by another devices
 The still image file exceeding 4 MB
 The still image file larger than 3,680 × 2,760
pixels
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 Tips
PictBridge
is an industry standard established
by the Camera & Imaging Products Association
(CIPA). You can print still images without
using a computer by connecting a printer
directly to a digital video camera or digital still
camera, regardless of model or manufacturer.
You can print a still image on the still image
(OPTION) 
playback screen by touching
tab  [PRINT].
Utilizing recording media
(MANAGE MEDIA)
category
Checking the media
information
This category enables you to use the hard
disk or a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” for
various purposes.
You can check the remaining recordable
time for each image quality of the media
selected on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 20).
 Notes
During
Easy Handycam operation, media
information cannot be checked. Cancel Easy
Handycam operation to check.
(MANAGE MEDIA) category
Item list
MOVIE MEDIA SET
Touch
(HOME) 
(MANAGE
MEDIA)  [MEDIA INFO].
 Tips
You can check the recordable free space, etc., by
on the lower right screen.
touching
You can select the media for movies (p. 20).
To turn off the display
You can select the media for still images
(p. 20).
Touch
MEDIA INFO
The
You can display the media infomation such
as recording time (p. 51).
MEDIA FORMAT
You can format the media and recover the
recordable free space (p. 52).
REPAIR IMG.DB F.
You can repair the mangement information
of the media (p. 54).
.
 Notes
calculation for media space is 1MB =
1,048,576 bytes. The fractions less than MB are
discarded when the media space is displayed.
The displayed size of the whole hard disk space
will be slightly smaller than the size shown
below despite displaying both free and used
hard disk space.
 DCR-SR45:
30,000 MB
 DCR-SR46/SR65:
40,000 MB
 DCR-SR85:
60,000 MB
Since there is a management file area, the
used space is not displayed as 0MB even if you
perform [MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 52).
Utilizing recording media
PHOTO MEDIA SET
 Tips
Only the information of the media selected on
[MOVIE MEDIA SET] is displayed. Change the
media setting as necessary (p. 20).
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Deleting all images (Formatting)
Formatting deletes all the images to recover
recordable free space.
Connect your camcorder to the wall
outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC
Adaptor for this operation (p. 13).
 Notes
To
avoid the loss of important images, you
should save them (p. 36) before performing
[MEDIA FORMAT].
While [MEDIA FORMAT] is activated, do not
disconnect the AC Adaptor.
Formatting the hard disk
Formatting the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo”
1 Insert the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” to be formatted into your
camcorder.
2 Touch
(HOME) 
(MANAGE
MEDIA)  [MEDIA FORMAT] 
[MEMORY STICK].
1 Touch
(HOME) 
(MANAGE
MEDIA)  [MEDIA FORMAT] 
[HDD].
3 Touch [YES]  [YES].
4 When [Completed.] appears, touch
.
2 Touch [YES]  [YES].
3 When [Completed.] appears, touch
.
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 Notes
While
the ACCESS lamp is lit, do not remove
the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” from your
camcorder.
Even the still images protected with another
device against accidental deletion are also
deleted.
Do not attempt the following operations when
[Executing…] is on the screen:
 Operate the POWER switch or buttons
 Remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
Preventing data on the hard disk of the camcorder
from being recovered
[ EMPTY] allows you to write
unintelligible data onto the hard disk of
the camcorder. In this way, it may become
more difficult to recover any original
data. When you dispose of or transfer the
camcorder to others, it is recommended
that you perform [ EMPTY].
4 Press and hold the  (back light)
button for a few seconds.
The [
EMPTY] screen appears.
 Notes
If
1 Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC
IN jack on your camcorder and a
wall outlet (wall socket).
2 Turn on your camcorder.
 Tips
You can perform this operation, whichever
(Movie) lamp/ (Still)
position of the
lamp is lit.
3 Touch
5 Touch [YES]  [YES].
6 When [Completed.] appears, touch
.
 Notes
The
actual performing time for [ EMPTY] is
as follows:
 DCR-SR45:
approx. 30 minutes
 DCR-SR46/SR65:
approx. 40 minutes
 DCR-SR85:
approx. 60 minutes
If you stop performing [
EMPTY] while
[Executing…] appears, be sure to complete the
operation by performing [MEDIA FORMAT]
or [ EMPTY] when you use the camcorder
next time.
Utilizing recording media
you perform [ EMPTY], all the images are
deleted. To avoid the loss of important images,
they should be saved (p. 36) before performing
[ EMPTY].
You cannot perform [
EMPTY] unless you
connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall
socket).
Disconnect all cables except the AC Adaptor.
Do not disconnect the AC Adaptor during the
operation.
While performing [
EMPTY], do not apply
any vibrations or shocks.
(HOME) 
(MANAGE
MEDIA)  [MEDIA FORMAT] 
[HDD].
The [
FORMAT] screen appears.
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Repairing the image database file
This function checks the management
information and the consistency of movies/
still images in the media and repairs any
inconsistencies found.
1 Touch
(HOME) 
(MANAGE
MEDIA)  [REPAIR IMG.DB F.] 
[HDD] or [MEMORY STICK].
2 Touch [YES].
Your camcorder will check the
management file.
When mismatching is not found, touch
to finish.
3 Touch [YES].
4 When [Completed.] appears, touch
.
 Notes
Do
not apply mechanical shock or vibration to
the camcorder during this operation.
Do not disconnect the battery or AC Adaptor
while repairing.
While the image database file on the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” are being repaired, do not
remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
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Repairing
of a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and
the hard disk are done separately.
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What you can do with the
the HOME MENU
(SETTINGS) category of
You can change the recording functions
and the operating settings for your
convenience.
3 Touch the desired setup item.
Using the HOME MENU
If the item is not on the screen, touch
/
to change the page.
1 Turn on your camcorder, then press
(HOME).
(HOME)
4 Touch the desired item.
If the item is not on the screen, touch
/
to change the page.
(HOME)
2 Touch
5 Change the setting, then touch
.
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(SETTINGS) category
(SETTINGS).
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List of the
items
(SETTINGS) category
MOVIE SETTINGS (p. 57)
Items
Page
REC MODE
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
WIDE SELECT
DIGITAL ZOOM
STEADYSHOT
AUTO SLW SHUTTR
GUIDEFRAME
57
REMAINING SET
59
INDEX SET*
59
2
57
58
58
58
58
58
PHOTO SETTINGS (p. 60)
Items
Page
IMAGE SIZE*2
FILE NO.
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
GUIDEFRAME
FLASH MODE*1*2
FLASH LEVEL*1
REDEYE REDUC*1
60
61
57
58
61
61
61
VIEW IMAGES SET (p. 62)
Items
Page
DATA CODE
62
DISPLAY
56
63
SOUND/DISP SET*3 (p. 64)
Items
Page
VOLUME*2
BEEP*2
LCD BRIGHT
LCD BL LEVEL
LCD COLOR
64
64
64
64
64
OUTPUT SETTINGS (p. 65)
Items
Page
TV TYPE
DISP OUTPUT
65
CLOCK/
65
LANG (p. 66)
Items
Page
CLOCK SET*2
AREA SET
DST SET/SUMMERTIME
17
LANGUAGE SET*
66
2
66
66
GENERAL SET (p. 67)
Items
Page
DEMO MODE
CALIBRATION
A.SHUT OFF
QUICK ON STBY
REMOTE CTRL*1
DROP SENSOR
67
93
67
67
67
67
*1DCR-SR65/SR85
*2You can set these items also during Easy
Handycam operation (p. 22).
*3[SOUND SETTINGS] (during Easy Handycam
operation)
MOVIE SETTINGS
(Items for recording movies)
DCR-SR85: (min.)
Recording mode
Recordable time
880
HQ
SP
LP
Touch , then .
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
/
1310
2510
Recordable time on “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
(approx.)
(min.)
How to set
HQ
(HOME) menu  page 55
(OPTION) menu  page 69
512M
The default settings are marked with .
REC MODE
You can select a recording mode to record
a movie with the image quality from 3
levels.
Records in standard quality mode.
(6M (SP))
LP
Increases the recording time (Long Play).
(3M (LP))
Recordable time on hard disk (approx.)
HQ
SP
LP
Recording mode
HQ
SP
LP
870
1660
10 (10)
20 (10)
35 (25)
2G
25 (25)
40 (25)
80 (50)
4G
55 (50)
80 (50)
160 (105)
8G
115 (100)
170 (100)
325 (215)
The
time in ( ) is the minimum recording time.
using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” made
by Sony Corporation. The recordable time
for movies varies depending on the recording
conditions, [REC MODE], and the type of
“Memory Stick.”
If you record in LP mode, the quality of
scenes may be degraded, or scenes with quick
movements may appear with block noise when
you play back the movie.
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
(min.)
 Notes
640
1240
580
1G
When using either the NightShot plus
(p. 28) or [S. NIGHTSHOT PLS] (p. 74)
function to record, you can record clearer
images by setting [NIGHTSHOT LIGHT],
which emits infrared light (invisible), to
[ON] (the default setting).
430
Recordable time
15 (10)
(min.)
Recordable time
DCR-SR46/SR65: 9 (5)
When
SP
Recording mode
6 (5)
 Notes
Records in high quality mode.
(9M (HQ))
DCR-SR45: LP
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HQ
SP
Do
not cover the infrared port with your fingers
or other objects.
Remove the conversion lens (optional).
The maximum shooting distance using
[NIGHTSHOT LIGHT] is about 3 m (10 feet).
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WIDE SELECT
When recording images, you can select the
aspect ratio according to the TV connected.
Refer also to the instruction manuals
supplied with your TV.
16:9 WIDE
Records images to the full screen on a 16:9
(wide) TV screen.
4:3 (
)
Records images to the full screen on a 4:3
TV screen.
 Notes
Set
[TV TYPE] correctly according to the TV
connected for playback (p. 34).
DIGITAL ZOOM
You can select the maximum zoom level in
case you want to zoom greater than optical
zoom magnification (p. 27). Note that the
image quality decreases when you use the
digital zoom.
DCR-SR65/SR85:
OFF
Up to 25 × zoom is performed optically.
50×
Up to 25 × zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 50 × zoom is
performed digitally.
2000×
Up to 25 × zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 2000 × zoom is
performed digitally.
STEADYSHOT
You can compensate for camera
shake (the default setting is [ON]). Set
[STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] ( ) when using
a tripod (optional), then the image becomes
natural.
AUTO SLW SHUTTR
(Auto Slow Shutter)
When recording in dark places, the shutter
speed is automatically reduced to 1/30
second (the default setting is [ON]).
GUIDEFRAME
The right side of the bar shows the digital
zooming factor. The zooming zone appears
when you select the zooming level.
DCR-SR45/SR46:
OFF
Up to 40 × zoom is performed optically.
80×
Up to 40 × zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 80 × zoom is
performed digitally.
2000×
Up to 40 × zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 2000 × zoom is
performed digitally.
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You can display the frame and check that
the subject is horizontal or vertical by
setting [GUIDEFRAME] to [ON].
The frame is not recorded. Press DISP/
BATT INFO to make the frame disappear.
(The default setting is [OFF]).
 Tips
Positioning the subject at the cross point of the
guide frame makes a balanced composition.
REMAINING SET
ON
Always displays the remaining media
capacity indicator.
AUTO
Displays the remaining recording time
of movies for about 8 seconds in the
following situations.
 When
your camcorder recognizes the
remaining media capacity when the
(Movie)
POWER switch is set to
 When you press DISP/BATT INFO to
switch the indicator from off to on when
(Movie)
the POWER switch is set to
 When you select the movie recording mode
on the HOME MENU
 Notes
When
INDEX SET
The camcorder detects faces automatically
during movie recording. The default setting
is [ON].
Face icons and their meanings
: This icon appears when the setting is
[ON].
: This icon flashes when your camcorder
detects a face. The icon stops flashing when
the face is recorded in Face Index.
: This icon appears when faces cannot be
recorded in Face Index.
To play back scenes using Face Index, see
page 31.
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the remaining recordable time for
movies is less than 5 minutes, the indicator
stays on the screen.
 Notes
The
number of faces detected in a movie is
limited.
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PHOTO SETTINGS
(Items for recording still images)
For DCR-SR65/SR85:
1.0M (
)
Records still images clearly (1,152 × 864).
Touch , then .
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
/
How to set
(HOME) menu  page 55
(OPTION) menu  page 69
The default settings are marked with .
IMAGE SIZE
0.7M (
VGA(0.3M) (
Capacity of the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and
the number of recordable images (approx.)*
1.0M 1152 × 864 )
Records still images clearly (640 × 480).
0.2M(
)
Allows the maximum number of still
images to be recorded (640 × 360).
The image size is set to [ 0.2M]
automatically in the 16:9 (wide) aspect
ratio.
Capacity of the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and
the number of recordable images (approx.)*
VGA 640 × 480 512MB
1GB
2GB
4GB
8GB
2800
5800
11500
23000
47000
* The number of recordable still images shown
is for the maximum image size of your
camcorder. The actual number of recordable
still images is displayed on the LCD screen
during recording.
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)
Allows the maximum number of still
images to be recorded (640 × 480).
For DCR-SR45/SR46:
VGA(0.3M) (
)
Records still images clearly in the 16:9
(wide) ratio (1,152 × 648).
The image size is set to [ 0.7M]
automatically in the 16:9 (wide) aspect
ratio.
512MB
1GB
2GB
4GB
8GB
800
1800
3700
7200
14500
* The number of recordable still images shown
is for the maximum image size of your
camcorder. The actual number of recordable
still images is displayed on the LCD screen
during recording.
 Notes
When
using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” made
by Sony Corporation. The number of recordable
still images varies depending on the recording
conditions or type of “Memory Stick.”
You can record up to 9,999 still images on the
hard disk.
 Tips
You can use a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
capacity of under 512MB for recording still
images.
FILE NO. (File number)
SERIES
Assigns file numbers of still images in
sequence even if the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” is replaced with another one. The
file number is reset when a new folder is
created or the recording folder is replaced
with another.
RESET
Assigns file numbers in sequence,
following the largest file number existing
on the current recording media.
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
See page 57.
GUIDEFRAME
FLASH MODE (DCR-SR65/SR85)
You can set this function to record still
images when you use an external flash
(optional) that is compatible with your
camcorder. Attach the external flash to the
Active Interface Shoe (p. 98).
You can set this function when you use an
external flash (optional) that is compatible
with your camcorder.
HIGH (
)
Makes the flash level higher.
NORMAL ( )
LOW(
)
Makes the flash level lower.
REDEYE REDUC (DCR-SR65/
SR85)
You can set this function when you
record still images using an external flash
(optional) that is compatible with your
camcorder. Set to [ON], and select [AUTO]
or [ON] for the flash mode;
appears
on the screen. You can prevent redeye by
activating the pre-flash before recording.
 Notes
The
redeye reduction may not produce the
desired effect due to individual differences and
other conditions.
Customizing your camcorder
See page 58.
FLASH LEVEL (DCR-SR65/SR85)
ON ( )
Flashes every time.
AUTO
Flashes automatically.
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VIEW IMAGES SET
(Items to customize the display)
CAMERA DATA
Movie
Touch , then .
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
/
How to set
(HOME) menu  page 55
(OPTION) menu  page 69
Still image
The default settings are marked with .
DATA CODE
During playback, displays the information
(data code) recorded automatically at the
time of recording.
OFF
Data code is not displayed.
DATE/TIME
Displays the date and time.
CAMERA DATA
Displays camera setting data.
DATE/TIME
Date
Time
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SteadyShot off
Brightness
White balance
Gain
Shutter speed
Aperture value
Exposure
 Tips
 appears for an image recorded using a flash
(DCR-SR65/SR85).
The data code is displayed on the TV screen if
you connect your camcorder to a TV.
The indicator toggles through the following
sequences as you press DATA CODE on the
Remote Commander: [DATE/TIME] 
[CAMERA DATA]  [OFF] (no indication)
(DCR-SR65/SR85).
Depending on the media condition, bars
[--:--:--] appear.
DISPLAY
You can select the number of thumbnails
that appear on the [VISUAL INDEX]
screen.
Thumbnail  Glossary (p. 104)
ZOOM LINK
Change the number of thumbnails (6 or
12) with the power zoom lever on your
camcorder.*
6IMAGES
Displays thumbnails of 6 images.
12IMAGES
Displays thumbnails of 12 images.
* You can operate with the zoom buttons on the
LCD screen. Also, you can operate with the
buttons on the Remote Commander (DCRSR65/SR85).
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SOUND/DISP SET
(Items to adjust sound and the screen)
LCD BL LEVEL
(LCD backlight level)
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen’s backlight.
Touch , then .
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
NORMAL
/
Brightens the LCD screen.
How to set
 Notes
(HOME) menu  page 55
(OPTION) menu  page 69
When
The default settings are marked with .
VOLUME
Touch
(p. 30).
/
to adjust the volume
ON
A melody sounds when you start/stop
recording, or operate the touch panel.
OFF
Cancels the melody and shutter sound.
LCD BRIGHT
LCD COLOR
You can adjust the color of the LCD screen
with
/ .
Low intensity
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen.
 Adjust the brightness with
 Touch
.
you connect your camcorder to a wall
outlet (wall socket), [BRIGHT] is automatically
selected for the setting.
When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is
slightly reduced during recording.
If you open the LCD panel 180 degrees to face
the screen outside and close the LCD panel
to the camcorder body, the setting becomes
[NORMAL] automatically.
 Tips
This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
BEEP
/
.
 Tips
This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
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Standard brightness.
BRIGHT
High intensity
 Tips
This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
OUTPUT SETTINGS
(Items for when connecting other devices)
Touch , then .
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
/
How to set
(HOME) menu  page 55
(OPTION) menu  page 69
The default settings are marked with .
TV TYPE
See page 35.
DISP OUTPUT
Shows displays such as the time code on
the LCD screen.
V-OUT/PANEL
Shows displays such as the time code on
the TV screen and the LCD screen.
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LCD PANEL
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CLOCK/
LANG
(Items to set clock and language)
Touch , then .
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
/
How to set
(HOME) menu  page 55
(OPTION) menu  page 69
CLOCK SET
See page 17.
AREA SET
You can adjust a time difference without
stopping the clock.
/
when
Set your local area using
using your camcorder in other time zones.
Refer to the world time difference on page
88.
DST SET/SUMMERTIME
You can change this setting without
stopping the clock.
Set to [ON] to move the time forward 1
hour.
LANGUAGE SET
You can select the language to be used on
the LCD screen.
 Tips
Your camcorder offers [ENG[SIMP]]
(simplified English) for when you cannot find
your native tongue among the options.
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GENERAL SET
(Other setup items)
NEVER
The camcorder is not automatically turned
off.
 Notes
When
Touch , then .
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
/
How to set
(HOME) menu  page 55
(OPTION) menu  page 69
The default settings are marked with .
DEMO MODE
 Tips
The demonstration will be suspended in the
following situations.
 When you press START/STOP or PHOTO
 When you touch the screen during the
demonstration (The demonstration starts
again after about 10 minutes)
 When you turn the POWER switch to
(Still)
 When you press
(HOME) or
(VIEW
IMAGES)
QUICK ON STBY (Quick on
standby)
You can set the time that you want the
camcorder to remain on before turning off
in sleep mode (p. 27). (The default setting
is [10min].)
 Notes
[A.SHUT
mode.
OFF] does not work during sleep
REMOTE CTRL (Remote
control) (DCR-SR65/SR85)
The default setting is [ON], allowing you
to use the supplied Remote Commander
(p. 100).
 Tips
Set to [OFF] to prevent your camcorder from
responding to a command sent by another VCR
remote control unit.
DROP SENSOR
A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off)
[DROP SENSOR] is set to [ON] as the
default setting. When the drop sensor
has detected that the camcorder has been
dropped ( appears), recording or playing
back recorded images may be disabled to
protect the internal hard disk.
5min
 Notes
CALIBRATION
See page 93.
The camcorder is automatically turned off
when you do not operate your camcorder
for more than approximately 5 minutes.
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The default setting is [ON], allowing you
to view the demonstration in about 10
minutes, after you turn the POWER switch
to (Movie).
you connect your camcorder to a
wall outlet (wall socket), [A.SHUT OFF] is
automatically set to [NEVER].
Set
the drop sensor to [ON] (default setting)
when you use the camcorder. Otherwise, if you
drop the camcorder, the internal hard disk may
be damaged.
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In
a non-gravity situation, the drop sensor is
activated. When you record images during
activity such as roller-coasting or skydiving, you
) so that
can set [DROP SENSOR] to [OFF] (
the drop sensor is not activated.
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Activating functions using the
The OPTION MENU appears just like the
pop-up window that appears when you
right-click the mouse on a computer.
Various available functions are displayed.
OPTION MENU
 Notes
The
tabs and items that appear on the screen
depend on the recording/playback status of
your camcorder at the time.
Some items appear without a tab.
The OPTION MENU cannot be used during
Easy Handycam operation.
Using the OPTION MENU
1 While using your camcorder, touch
(OPTION) on the screen.
(OPTION)
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Tab
2 Touch the desired item.
If you cannot find the desired item,
touch another tab to change the page.
If you cannot find the item anywhere,
the function does not work under the
current situation.
3 Change the setting, then touch
.
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Recording items on the OPTION MENU
Items
tab
FOCUS
SPOT FOCUS
TELE MACRO
EXPOSURE
SPOT METER
SCENE SELECTION
WHITE BAL.
COLOR SLOW SHTR
S. NIGHTSHOT PLS
tab
FADER
D.EFFECT
PICT.EFFECT
tab
REC MODE
BLT-IN ZOOM MIC
MICREF LEVEL
IMAGE SIZE
SELF-TIMER
FLASH MODE**
*
Page

71

71

71

72

72

72

73

74

74
Viewing items on the OPTION MENU
Items
tab
DELETE
DELETE by date
DELETE ALL
tab
DIVIDE
ERASE
ERASE ALL
MOVE
*
Page

37

38

38

43

45

45

45
-- (A tab depends on the situation)

74

75

75

57

75

75

60

75

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* Items that are included also in the HOME
MENU.
**DCR-SR65/SR85
ADD
ADD by date
PRINT
SLIDE SHOW
VOLUME
DATA CODE
SLIDE SHOW SET

44

44

49

33

30

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
33
ADD

44
ADD by date

44

49

49

49
-- (No tab)
COPIES
DATE/TIME
SIZE
* Items that are included also in the HOME
MENU.
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Functions set in the
OPTION MENU
Items you can set only on the OPTION
MENU will be described below.
The default settings are marked with .
FOCUS
SPOT FOCUS
You can select and adjust the focal point to
aim it at a subject not located at the center
of the screen.
You can adjust the focus manually. You can
select this function also when you want to
focus on a certain subject intentionally.
 Touch [MANUAL].
 appears.
 Touch
(focusing on close subjects)/
(focusing on distant subjects) to sharpen the
focus. appears when the focus cannot be
adjusted any closer, and appears when the
focus cannot be adjusted farther away.
 Touch
.
 Notes
The
minimum possible distance between
camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp
focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide
angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for
telephoto.
 Tips
It is easier to focus on the subject by moving
the power zoom lever towards T (telephoto) to
adjust the focus, then towards W (wide angle)
to adjust the zoom for recording. When you
want to record a subject at close range, move
the power zoom lever to W (wide angle), then
adjust the focus.
The focal distance information (the distance at
which the subject is focused on, for when it is
dark and hard to adjust focus) appears for a few
seconds in the following cases: (It will not be
displayed correctly if you are using a conversion
lens (optional).)
 When the focus mode is switched from
automatic to manual.
 When you set focus manually.
To adjust the focus automatically, touch
[AUTO]  [END] in step .
 Notes
If
you set [SPOT FOCUS], [FOCUS] is
automatically set to [MANUAL].
TELE MACRO
This is useful to shoot small subjects, such
as flowers or insects. You can blur out
backgrounds and the subject stands out
clearer.
When you set [TELE MACRO] to [ON]
( ), the zoom (p. 27) moves to the top of
the T (telephoto) side automatically and
allows recording subjects at a close distance
as follows:
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To adjust the focus automatically, touch
[AUTO] 
in step .
 Touch the subject on the screen.
 appears.
 Touch [END].
DCR-SR45/SR46:
down to about 43 cm (17 in.)
DCR-SR65/SR85:
down to about 38 cm (15 in.)
To cancel, touch [OFF], or zoom to wideangle (W side).
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 Notes
When
recording a distant subject, focusing may
be difficult and can take some time.
Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 71)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
EXPOSURE
You can fix the brightness of an image
manually. Adjust the brightness when the
subject is too bright or too dark.
To return the setting to automatic
exposure, touch [AUTO]  [END] in
step .
 Notes
If
you set [SPOT METER], [EXPOSURE] is
automatically set to [MANUAL].
SCENE SELECTION
You can record images effectively in
various situations.
AUTO
Select to automatically record images
effectively without the [SCENE
SELECTION] function.
 Touch [MANUAL].
appears.
 Adjust the exposure by touching
 Touch
.
TWILIGHT* (
/
.
)
Select to maintain the darkening
atmosphere of the distant surroundings in
twilight scenes.
To return the setting to automatic
exposure, touch [AUTO] 
in step .
SPOT METER (Flexible spot
meter)
You can adjust and fix the exposure
to the subject, so that it is recorded in
suitable brightness even when there is
strong contrast between the subject and
the background, such as subjects in the
spotlight on stage.
CANDLE ( )
Select to maintain the dim atmosphere of a
candlelit scene.
SUNRISE&SUNSET* (
FIREWORKS* (
 Touch the point where you want to fix and
adjust the exposure on the screen.
appears.
 Touch [END].
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)
Select to reproduce the atmosphere of
scenes such as sunsets or sunrises.
)
Select to take spectacular shots of
fireworks.
LANDSCAPE* (
)
Select to shoot distant subjects clearly.
This setting also prevents your camcorder
from focusing on glass or metal mesh in
windows between the camcorder and the
subject.
* Adjusted to focus on subjects farther away
only.
**Adjusted not to focus on subjects a short
distance away.
 Notes
If
PORTRAIT (
you set [SCENE SELECTION], [WHITE
BAL.] setting is canceled.
)
Select to bring out the subject such as
people or flowers while creating a soft
background.
WHITE BAL. (White balance)
You can adjust the color balance to the
brightness of the recording environment.
AUTO
SPOTLIGHT** (
)
OUTDOOR (
)
The white balance is adjusted to be
appropriate for the following recording
conditions:
 Outdoors
 Night
views, neon signs and fireworks
or sunset
 Under daylight fluorescent lamps
 Sunrise
SPORTS** ( )
Select to minimize shake when shooting
fast moving subjects.
INDOOR ()
The white balance is adjusted to be
appropriate for the following recording
conditions:
Customizing your camcorder
Select to prevent people’s faces from
appearing excessively white when subjects
are lit by strong light.
The white balance is adjusted
automatically.
 Indoors
 At
BEACH** (
)
Select to take the vivid blue of the ocean
or a lake.
party scenes or studios where the
lighting conditions change quickly
 Under video lamps in a studio, or under
sodium lamps or incandescent-like color
lamps
ONE PUSH (
SNOW** (
)
Select to take bright pictures of a white
landscape.
)
The white balance will be adjusted
according to the ambient light.
Touch [ONE PUSH].
Frame a white object such as a piece of
paper, to fill the screen under the same
lighting conditions as you will shoot
the subject.
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Touch [ ].
flashes quickly. When the white
balance has been adjusted and stored
in the memory, the indicator stops
flashing.
 Notes
Set
[WHITE BAL.] to [AUTO] or adjust the
color in [ONE PUSH] under white or cool
white fluorescent lamps.
When you select [ONE PUSH], keep framing
is flashing quickly.
white object while

flashes slowly if [ONE PUSH] could not be
set.
When [ONE PUSH] was selected, if
keeps
, set [WHITE BAL.]
flashing after touching
to [AUTO].
When you set [WHITE BAL.], [SCENE
SELECTION] is automatically set to [AUTO].
 Tips
If you changed the battery pack, or moved your
camcorder to or from outdoors when [AUTO]
was selected, aim your camcorder at a nearby
white object with [AUTO] for about 10 seconds
for better color balance adjustment.
If you change the [SCENE SELECTION]
settings or move your camcorder outdoors
during white balance setting with [ONE PUSH],
you need to repeat the [ONE PUSH] operation.
COLOR SLOW SHTR
(Color Slow Shutter)
When you set [COLOR SLOW SHTR] to
[ON], you can record an image brighter in
color even in dark places.
appears on the screen.
To cancel [COLOR SLOW SHTR], touch
[OFF].
S. NIGHTSHOT PLS (Super
NightShot plus)
The image will be recorded at a maximum
of 16 times the sensitivity of NightShot plus
recording if you set [S. NIGHTSHOT PLS]
to [ON] while the NIGHTSHOT PLUS
switch (p. 28) is also set to ON.
appears on the screen.
To return to the normal setting, set [S.
NIGHTSHOT PLS] to [OFF].
 Notes
Do
not use [S. NIGHTSHOT PLS] in bright
places. This may cause a malfunction.
Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers
or other objects.
Remove the conversion lens (optional).
Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 71)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
The shutter speed of your camcorder changes
depending on the brightness, which may result
in a slowdown of the motion of the image.
FADER
You can record a transition with the
following effects adding to the interval
between scenes.
 Select the desired effect in [STBY] (to fade in)
.
or [REC] (to fade out) mode, then touch
 Press START/STOP.
The fader indicator stops flashing and
disappears when the fade is complete.
To cancel the fader before starting the
operation, touch [OFF] in step .
If you press START/STOP, the setting is
canceled.
 Notes
Adjust
the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 71)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
The shutter speed of your camcorder changes
depending on the brightness, which may result
in a slowdown of the motion of the image.
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Fading out
WHITE FADER
Fading in
BLACK FADER
D.EFFECT (Digital effect)
When you select [OLD MOVIE],
appears and you can add an old movie
effect to images.
To cancel [D.EFFECT], touch [OFF].
PICT.EFFECT (Picture effect)
You can add special effects to an image
during recording.
appears.
OFF
Does not use [PICT.EFFECT] function.
SEPIA
Images appear in black and white.
PASTEL
Images appear as a pale pastel drawing.
You can select the microphone level for
recording sound.
Select [LOW] when you want to record
exciting and powerful sound in a concert
hall, etc.
NORMAL
Records various surround sounds,
converting them into the certain level.
LOW (
)
Records surround sound faithfully.
This setting is not suitable for recording
conversations.
SELF-TIMER
When you set this to [ON], appears.
Press PHOTO to start the count down,
a still image is recorded after about 10
seconds. To cancel the count down, touch
[RESET].
To cancel the self-timer, select [OFF].
 Tips
You can also operate by pressing PHOTO on
the Remote Commander (DCR-SR65/SR85)
(p. 100).
Customizing your camcorder
Images appear in sepia.
B&W
MICREF LEVEL (Microphone
reference level)
BLT-IN ZOOM MIC (Builtin zoom
microphone)
When you set [BLT-IN ZOOM MIC] to
[ON]( ), you can record a movie and
control the recording sound level as you
move the power zoom lever or press the
zoom buttons on the LCD frame. (The
default setting is [OFF].)
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problems using your
camcorder, use the following table to
troubleshoot the problem. If the problem
persists, disconnect the power source and
contact your Sony dealer.
Overall operations/Easy Handycam
operation/Remote Commander.............. 76
Batteries/Power sources............................ 77
LCD screen................................................. 78
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”....................... 78
Recording................................................... 78
Playing back............................................... 80
Editing images on your camcorder......... 81
Dubbing/Connecting to other devices
. .................................................................... 81
Functions that cannot be used
simultaneously........................................... 81
Notes before sending your camcorder for
repair
Your
camcorder may require initializing
or changing the current hard disk of the
camcorder, depending on the problem. In this
case, the data stored on the hard disk will be
deleted. Be sure to save the data on the hard
disk (p. 36) on other media (backup) before
sending your camcorder for repair. We will not
compensate you for any loss of hard disk data.
During repair, we may check a minimum
amount of data stored on the hard disk in order
to investigate the problem. However, your Sony
dealer will neither copy nor retain your data.
Overall operations/Easy Handycam
operation/Remote Commander
The power does not turn on.
Attach
a charged battery pack to the
camcorder (p. 13).
Connect the plug of the AC Adaptor to the
wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 13).
Set the camcorder onto the Handycam
Station securely (DCR-SR65/SR85) (p. 13).
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The camcorder does not operate even
when the power is set to on.
It
takes a few seconds for your camcorder
to be ready to shoot after the power is
turned on. This is not a malfunction.
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall
outlet (wall socket) or remove the battery
pack, then reconnect it after about 1
minute. If the functions still do not work,
press RESET (p. 97) using a sharp-pointed
object. (If you press RESET, all settings,
including the clock setting, are reset.)
The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely low. Turn off the camcorder
and take it to a warm place. Leave the
camcorder there for a while, then turn on
the camcorder.
Buttons do not work.
During
Easy Handycam operation, the
following buttons/functions are not
available.
(back light) button (p. 28)
Playback zoom (p. 32)
To turn on and off the LCD backlight
(Pressing and holding DISP/BATT INFO
for a few seconds) (p. 19)
The (OPTION) button is not
displayed.
The
OPTION MENU cannot be used
during Easy Handycam operation.
The menu settings have changed
automatically.
During
Easy Handycam operation, nearly
all the menu items will be automatically set
to the default settings.
During Easy Handycam operation, some
menu items are fixed as follows.
[REC MODE]: [SP]
[DATA CODE]: [DATE/TIME]
The
following menu items return to the
default settings when you set the POWER
switch to OFF (CHG) for more than 12
hours.
[FOCUS]
[SPOT FOCUS]
[EXPOSURE]
[SPOT METER]
[SCENE SELECTION]
[WHITE BAL.]
[MICREF LEVEL]
[BLT-IN ZOOM MIC]
[DROP SENSOR]
[COLOR SLOW SHTR]
[S. NIGHTSHOT PLS]
Even if you press EASY, menu settings
do not switch to their defaults
automatically.
During
*1 DCR-SR65/SR85
Your camcorder gets warm.
This
is because the power has been
turned on for a long time. This is not a
malfunction.
Set
[REMOTE CTRL] to [ON] (p. 67).
a battery into the battery holder with
the +/– polarities correctly matching the
+/– marks (p. 100).
Remove any obstructions between the
Remote Commander and the remote
sensor.
Point the remote sensor away from strong
light sources such as direct sunlight or
overhead lighting. Otherwise, the Remote
Commander may not function properly.
Insert
Another DVD device malfunctions
when you use the supplied Remote
Commander (DCR-SR65/SR85).
Select
a commander mode other than DVD
2 for your DVD device, or cover the sensor
of your DVD device with black paper.
Batteries/Power sources
The power abruptly turns off.
When
approximately 5 minutes have
elapsed while you do not operate your
camcorder, the camcorder is automatically
turned off (A.SHUT OFF). Change the
setting of [A.SHUT OFF] (p. 67), or turn
on the power again, or use the AC Adaptor.
The power turns off automatically if the
time you set in [QUICK ON STBY] passes
during sleep mode. In this case, turn on the
power again.
Charge the battery pack (p. 13).
Troubleshooting
Easy Handycam operation,
settings for the following menu items
are maintained the ones before Easy
Handycam operation.
[MOVIE MEDIA SET]
[PHOTO MEDIA SET]
[FILE NO.]
[VOLUME]
[TV TYPE]
[
DISPLAY]
[BEEP]
[
INDEX SET]
[CLOCK SET]
[AREA SET]
[DST SET]/[SUMMERTIME]
[WIDE SELECT]
[
IMAGE SIZE]
[DEMO MODE]
[
LANGUAGE SET]
[FLASH MODE]*1
The supplied Remote Commander does
not function (DCR-SR65/SR85).
The CHG (charge) lamp does not
light while the battery pack is being
charged.
Turn
the POWER switch to OFF (CHG)
(p. 13).
Attach the battery pack to the camcorder
correctly (p. 13).
Connect the power cord (mains lead) to
the wall outlet (wall socket) properly.
The battery charge is completed (p. 13).
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Set
the camcorder onto the Handycam
Station securely (DCR-SR65/SR85) (p. 13).
The CHG (charge) lamp flashes while
the battery pack is being charged.
Attach
the battery pack to the camcorder
correctly (p. 13). If the problem persists,
disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall
outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony
dealer. The battery pack may be damaged.
The remaining battery time indicator
does not indicate the correct time.
temperature of the environment is too
high or too low. This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack has not been charged
enough. Fully charge the battery again. If
the problem persists, replace the battery
pack with a new one (p. 13).
The indicated time may not be correct
depending on the environment of use.
The buttons on the touch panel do not
work correctly or do not work at all.
Adjust
(p. 93).
the touch panel ([CALIBRATION])
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
You cannot operate functions using the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
If
you use a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
formatted on a computer, format it again
on your camcorder (p. 52).
The
The battery pack is quickly discharged.
The
temperature of the environment is too
high or low. This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack has not been charged
enough. Fully charge the battery again. If
the problem persists, replace the battery
pack with a new one (p. 13).
LCD screen
Menu items are grayed out.
You
cannot select grayed items in the
current recording/playback situation.
There are some functions you cannot
activate simultaneously (p. 81).
The buttons do not appear on the
touch panel.
Touch
the LCD screen lightly.
DISP/BATT INFO on your
camcorder (or DISPLAY on the Remote
Commander) (DCR-SR65/SR85) (p. 19).
Press
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You cannot delete images stored on or
format the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
The
maximum number of images that you
can delete on the index screen at one time
is 100.
You cannot delete images that have writeprotection set by another device.
The data file name is not indicated
correctly or flashes.
The
file is damaged.
file format is not supported by your
camcorder (p. 90). Use the supported file
format.
The
Recording
Refer also to “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
(p. 78).
Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does
not record images.
The
playback screen is displayed. Set your
camcorder to recording standby (p. 26).
The recording media is full. Delete
unnecessary images (p. 37).
Total number of movies or still images
exceeds the recordable capacity of the
media (p. 60, 89). Delete unnecessary
images (p. 37).
While [DROP SENSOR] (p. 67) is
activated, you cannot record images.
The
temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
You cannot record images in sleep mode.
Cancel QUICK ON (p. 27).
Your camcorder is recording the image you
have just shot onto the media. You cannot
make a new recording during this period.
The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely low. Turn off the camcorder
and take it to a warm place. Leave the
camcorder there for a while, then turn on
the camcorder.
The ACCESS lamp remains lit even
when you stop recording.
Your
camcorder is recording the image you
have just shot on the media.
The recording angle looks different.
Recording
angle may vary depending on
the condition of the camcorder. This is not
a malfunction.
on the recording conditions,
the time available for recording may be
shorter, for example when recording a fast
moving object, etc. (p. 57).
On
your camcorder, there may be a slight
time difference between the point where
you press START/STOP and the actual
point that movie recording starts/stops.
This is not a malfunction.
The auto focus does not function.
Set
[FOCUS] to [AUTO] (p. 71).
recording conditions are not suitable
for auto focus. Adjust the focus manually
(p. 71).
The
[STEADYSHOT] does not function.
Set
[STEADYSHOT] to [ON] (p. 58).
may not be able to
compensate for excessive vibrations.
[STEADYSHOT]
Tiny spots in white, red, blue, or green
appear on the screen.
The
spots appear when you are recording
with [S. NIGHTSHOT PLS] or [COLOR
SLOW SHTR]. This is not a malfunction.
Depending
The recording stops.
The
temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely low. Turn off the camcorder
and take it to a warm place. Leave the
camcorder there for a while, then turn on
the camcorder.
If vibrations occur continuously, recording
may stop.
The color of the image is not correctly
displayed.
Troubleshooting
The actual recording time for movie is
less than the expected approximate
recording time of the media.
There is a time difference between the
point where you press START/STOP
and the point that movie recording
starts/stops.
Set
the NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch to OFF
(p. 28).
The screen image is bright, and the
subject does not appear on the screen.
Set
the NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch to OFF
(p. 28).
The screen image is dark, and the
subject does not appear on the screen.
Press
and hold DISP/BATT INFO for a few
seconds to turn on the backlight (p. 19).
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A vertical band appears when
recording candlelight or electric light
in the dark.
This
occurs when the contrast between the
subject and the background is too high.
This is not a malfunction.
A vertical white line may appear on an
image taken in bright light.
This
phenomenon is called the smear effect.
This is not a malfunction.
Undesirable flicker occurs.
This
occurs when recording images under a
fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury
lamp. This is not a malfunction.
Black bands appear when you record a
TV screen or computer screen.
Set
[STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] (p. 58).
[S. NIGHTSHOT PLS] cannot be
operated.
Set
the NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch to ON.
[COLOR SLOW SHTR] does not operate
correctly.
[COLOR
SLOW SHTR] may not operate
correctly in total darkness. Use NightShot
plus or [S. NIGHTSHOT PLS].
You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL].
You
cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL] when:
LCD panel is closed on your
camcorder with the LCD screen facing
out.
The power is supplied from the AC
Adaptor.
The
Playing back
Images cannot be played back.
Set
the media of the image you want to
play back, by touching (HOME) 
(MANAGE MEDIA)  [MOVIE MEDIA
SET]/[PHOTO MEDIA SET] (p. 20).
Still images cannot be played back.
Still
images cannot be played back if you
have modified files or folders, or have
edited the data on a computer. (The file
name flashes in that case.) This is not a
malfunction (p. 91).
Still images recorded by other devices
may not be played back, or appeared in
the actual size. This is not a malfunction
(p. 91).
“
” is indicated on an image in the
[VISUAL INDEX] screen.
Loading
of the data may have failed. It
may be indicated correctly when you turn
off the power and then turn it on again,
or repeat removing and inserting the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” a couple of
times.
This may appear on still images recorded
by other devices, edited on a computer, etc.
The AC Adapter or the battery pack may
have been removed from the camcorder
while the ACCESS lamp was flashing just
after recording finished. As a result, the
image data may have been damaged and
may appear.
“ ” is indicated on an image in the
[VISUAL INDEX] screen.
Execute
[REPAIR IMG.DB F.] (p. 54). If it
still appears, delete the image marked with
(p. 37).
No sound or only a quiet sound is heard
during playback.
Turn
80
up the volume (p. 30).
Sound
is not output when the LCD panel is
closed. Open the LCD panel.
When you record sound with [MICREF
LEVEL] (p. 75) set to [LOW], the recorded
sound may be difficult to hear.
Images cannot be played back or
the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not
recognized.
The
device may not support a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo.”
Editing images on your camcorder
Unable to edit.
There
are no images recorded.
to edit because of the condition of
the image.
Unable
Movies cannot be added in the Playlist.
The
Set
[TV TYPE] according to your TV
(p. 35).
You cannot dub correctly using the A/V
connecting cable.
The
A/V connecting cable is not connected
properly. Make sure that the A/V
connecting cable is connected to the proper
jack, i.e. to the input jack of another device
for dubbing an image from your camcorder
(p. 46).
Functions that cannot be used
simultaneously
The following list shows examples of
unworkable combinations of functions and
menu items.
Cannot use
Because of following settings
Back light
[FIREWORKS] in
[SCENE SELECTION],
[MANUAL] in
[EXPOSURE], [SPOT
METER]
[OLD MOVIE]
[S. NIGHTSHOT
PLS], [COLOR SLOW
SHTR], [D.EFFECT],
[FADER], [SCENE
SELECTION]
[SCENE SELECTION]
[SCENE SELECTION]
NightShot plus, [S.
NIGHTSHOT PLS],
NightShot plus, [S.
NIGHTSHOT PLS]
NightShot plus, [S.
NIGHTSHOT PLS],
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR], [OLD
MOVIE], [TELE
MACRO], [FADER]
A movie cannot be divided.
A
movie that is too short cannot be
divided.
A movie protected on another device
cannot be divided.
A still image cannot be captured from
a movie.
[WIDE SELECT]
[AUTO SLW
SHUTTR]
media where you want to save still
images is full.
[SPOT FOCUS]
[TELE MACRO]
[EXPOSURE]
Dubbing/Connecting to other devices
[SPOT METER]
The
You cannot hear the sound.
The
audio will not be output when you
connect a device via the S VIDEO plug
only. Connect the white and red plugs of
the A/V connecting cable, too (p. 34).
[SCENE
SELECTION]
Troubleshooting
media is full, or the added movies
exceed 99. Erase unnecessary movies
(p. 45).
You cannot add still images in the Playlist.
The aspect ratio of the playback is
not correct when connecting your
camcorder to the TV.
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Cannot use
Because of following settings
[WHITE BAL.]
NightShot plus, [S.
NIGHTSHOT PLS]
NightShot plus,
[S. NIGHTSHOT
PLS], [FADER],
[D.EFFECT], [SCENE
SELECTION]
[FADER], [D.EFFECT]
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR]
[S. NIGHTSHOT
PLS]
[FADER]
[D.EFFECT]
[OLD MOVIE]
[PICT.EFFECT]
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[D.EFFECT], [S.
NIGHTSHOT PLS],
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR], [CANDLE]/
[FIREWORKS] in
[SCENE SELECTION]
[S. NIGHTSHOT
PLS], [COLOR SLOW
SHTR], [FADER]
[SCENE SELECTION],
[PICT.EFFECT]
[OLD MOVIE]
Warning indicators and messages
Self-diagnosis display/Warning
indicators
If indicators appear on the LCD screen,
check the following.
If the problem persists even after you have
tried a couple of times, contact your Sony
dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
C:04:00
C:(or E:) : (Self-diagnosis
display)
C:04:
The
C:13: / C:32:
Remove
the power source. Reconnect it
and operate your camcorder again.
Turn on your camcorder again.
E:20: / E:31: / E:61: /
E:62: / E:91: / E:94:
A
malfunction that you cannot service has
occurred. Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility. Inform
them of the 5-digit code, which starts from
“E.”
Fast flashing
An
error may have occurred with the hard
disk drive in your camcorder.
(Warning on the hard disk of the
camcorder)*
Fast flashing
The
hard disk of the camcorder is fully
recorded.
An error may have occurred with the hard
disk drive in your camcorder.
 (Battery level warning)
Slow flashing
The
battery pack is nearly used up.
on the operating environment
or battery conditions,  may flash, even
if there are approximately 20 minutes
remaining.
Depending
(High temperature warning)
Slow flashing
The
temperature of your camcorder is
getting higher. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
Troubleshooting
battery pack is not an “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack (H series). Use an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series)
(p. 91).
Connect the DC plug of the AC Adaptor to
the DC IN jack of the Handycam Station
(DCR-SR65/SR85) or your camcorder
securely (p. 13).
(Warning on the hard disk of the
camcorder)*
Fast flashing*
The
temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
(Low temperature warning)*
Fast flashing
The
temperature of your camcorder is
extremely low. Make the camcorder warm.
101-0001 (Warning indicator
pertaining to files)
Slow flashing
The
The
file is damaged.
file is unreadable.
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(Warning indicator pertaining to
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”)
Slow flashing
Free
space for recording images are
running out. For the type of “Memory
Stick” you can use with your camcorder,
see page 2.
No “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is inserted
(p. 21).
Fast flashing
There
are not enough free space for
recording images. Delete unnecessary
images, or format the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” after storing the images on other
media (p. 36, 37, 52).
The Image Database File is damaged
(p. 54).
(Warning indicators pertaining to
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” formatting)*
The
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” is damaged.
The “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not
formatted correctly (p. 52, 90).
(Warning indicator pertaining to
incompatible “Memory Stick Duo”)*
An
incompatible “Memory Stick Duo” is
inserted (p. 90).
 (Warning indicator pertaining to
the write-protect of the “Memory Stick
PRO Duo”)*
Access
to the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
was restricted on another device.
The
camcorder is unsteady, so camerashake easily occurs. Hold the camcorder
steady with both hands and record the
image. However, note that the camerashake warning indicator does not
disappear.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
drop sensor)
The
drop sensor function (p. 67) is
activated, and has detected that the
camcorder has been dropped.
Therefore, the camcorder is taking steps to
protect the hard disk.
Recording/playback may be disabled as a
result.
The drop sensor function does not
guarantee the protection of the hard disk
under all possible situations. Use the
camcorder under stable conditions.
(Warning on recording still images)
Still
images cannot be recorded during
processing. Wait for a while, then record.
* You hear a melody when the warning
indicators appear on the screen (p. 64).
Description of warning messages
If messages appear on the screen, follow the
instructions.
 Media
HDD format error.
(Warning indicator pertaining to the
flash)
Fast flashing
There
is something wrong with the flash.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
camera-shake warning)
The
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amount of light is not sufficient, so
camera-shake easily occurs. Use the flash.
The
hard disk of the camcorder is set
differently from the default format.
Performing [MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 52)
may enable you to use your camcorder.
This will delete all data in the hard disk.
Data error.
An
error occurred during reading or
writing the hard disk of the camcorder.
This may occur when constant shock is
applied to the camcorder.
The Image Database File is damaged.
Do you want to create a new file?
The
image database file is damaged. When
you touch [YES], a new image database
file is created. The old recorded images on
the media cannot be played back (Image
files are not damaged). If you execute
[REPAIR IMG.DB F.] after creating new
information, playing back the old recorded
images may become possible. If it does not
work, copy the image using the supplied
software.
Buffer overflow
You
Recovering data.
Your
camcorder tries to recover data
automatically if the data writing was not
performed properly.
Cannot recover data.
Writing
data onto the media of the
camcorder has failed. Attempts were
made to recover the data, but they were
unsuccessful.
Reinsert the Memory Stick.
Reinsert
the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
a few times. If even then the indicator
flashes, the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
could be damaged. Try with another
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
Check
the format, then format the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” with your
camcorder if necessary (p. 52).
Memory Stick folders are full.
You
cannot create folders exceeding
999MSDCF. You cannot create or delete
created folders using your camcorder.
You will have to format the “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” (p. 52), or delete them using
your computer.
This Memory Stick may not be able to
record or play movies.
Use
a “Memory Stick” recommended for
your camcorder.
This Memory Stick may not be able to
record or play images correctly.
The
function of the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” has some trouble. Reinsert the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
Do not eject the Memory Stick during
writing.
Reinsert
the “Memory Stick PRO Duo,”
and follow the instructions on the LCD
screen.
Troubleshooting
cannot record because the drop sensor
senses a drop of the camcorder repeatedly.
If you may be at risk of dropping the
camcorder constantly, set [DROP
SENSOR] to [OFF], and you may be able to
record the image again (p. 67).
This Memory Stick is not formatted
correctly.
 PictBridge compliant printer
Not connected to PictBridge
compatible printer.
Turn
off the printer and then on again,
then remove the USB cable (supplied) and
reconnect it.
Cannot print. Check the printer.
Turn
off the printer and then on again,
then remove the USB cable (supplied) and
reconnect it.
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 Other
No further selection is possible.
You
can select only 100 images at one time
for:
dubbing movies
copying still images
deleting images
printing still images
Data protected.
You
tried to delete data protected on
another device. Release the protection of
the data on the device used to protect the
data.
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Additional Information
Using your camcorder abroad
Power supply
You can use your camcorder in any
country/region using the AC Adaptor
supplied with your camcorder within the
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range.
Use a commercially available AC plug
adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the
design of the wall outlet [b].
AC-L200/L200B
[a]
[b]
On TV color systems
Your camcorder is an NTSC-systembased camcorder. If you want to view the
playback image on a TV, it must be an
NTSC-system-based TV with an AUDIO/
VIDEO input jack.
System
NTSC
PAL-M
PAL-N
SECAM
Bahama Islands, Bolivia,
Canada, Central America,
Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,
Guyana, Jamaica, Japan, Korea,
Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan,
the Philippines, the U.S.A.,
Venezuela, etc.
Australia, Austria, Belgium,
China, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary,
Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Singapore, Slovak
Republic, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Thailand, United
Kingdom, etc.
Brazil
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay.
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran,
Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine,
etc.
Additional Information
PAL
Used in
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Setting to the local time
You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your
camcorder abroad. Touch (HOME) 
(SETTINGS)  [CLOCK/ LANG] 
[AREA SET] and [DST SET] or [SUMMERTIME] (p. 17).
World time difference
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Time-zone
differences
Area setting
GMT
+01:00
+02:00
+03:00
+03:30
+04:00
+04:30
+05:00
+05:30
+06:00
+06:30
+07:00
+08:00
+09:00
+09:30
+10:00
Lisbon, London
Berlin, Paris
Helsinki, Cairo, Istanbul
Moscow, Nairobi
Tehran
Abu Dhabi, Baku
Kabul
Karachi, Islamabad
Calcutta, New Delhi
Almaty, Dhaka
Rangoon
Bangkok, Jakarta
Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing
Seoul, Tokyo
Adelaide, Darwin
Melbourne, Sydney
Time-zone
differences
Area setting
+11:00
+12:00
–12:00
–11:00
–10:00
–09:00
–08:00
–07:00
–06:00
–05:00
–04:00
–03:30
–03:00
–02:00
–01:00
Solomon Is
Fiji, Wellington
Eniwetok, Kwajalein
Samoa
Hawaii
Alaska
Los Angeles, Tijuana
Denver, Arizona
Chicago, Mexico City
New York, Bogota
Santiago
St.John’s
Brasilia, Montevideo
Fernando de Noronha
Azores, Cape Verde Is.
File/folder structure on the camcorder hard disk and
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
The file/folder structure is shown below. You do not usually need to acknowledge the file/
folder structure, when recording/playing back images on the camcorder. To enjoy still images
or movies by connecting to a computer, see “PMB Guide,” then use the supplied application.
* Only for hard disk
Image management files
When you delete the files, you cannot
record/play back the images correctly.
The files are defaulted as hidden files
and not usually displayed.
Still image files (JPEG files)
The extension of the files is “.JPG”. The
file numbers go up automatically. When
the capacity of a file number exceeds
9,999, another folder is created to store
new image files.
The folder name goes up: [101MSDCF]
 [102MSDCF]
touching
(HOME)  (OTHERS) 
[USB CONNECT]  [ USB CONNECT]/
[ USB CONNECT], you can access the media
from the computer through USB connection.
Do not modify the files or folders on the
Additional Information
Movie files (MPEG2 files)
The extension of the files is “.MPG”.
The maximum size is 2 GB. When the
capacity of a file exceeds 2 GB, the file
becomes divided.
The file numbers go up automatically.
When the file number exceeds 9,999,
another folder is created to record new
movie files.
The folder name goes up: [101PNV01]
 [102PNV01]
camcorder through the computer without using
the supplied computer application. The image
files may be destroyed or may not be played
back.
Operation is not guaranteed, if you perform
the above operation without using the supplied
computer application.
Do not format the media of the camcorder
using the computer. The camcorder may not
operate correctly.
Do not copy the files onto the media of the
camcorder from the computer. Operation is not
guaranteed.
When the folder number shows 999 and file
number exceeds 9,999, recording may not
be possible. In this case, perform [MEDIA
FORMAT] (p. 52).
By
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Maintenance and precautions
Be
About the “Memory Stick”
A “Memory Stick” is a compact, portable
IC recording medium with a large data
capacity.
We do not guarantee the operation of
all types of “Memory Stick” on your
camcorder. (See the list below for more
details.)
Types of “Memory Stick”
“Memory Stick Duo”
(without MagicGate)
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
Recording/
Playback


“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” *
* This product does not support 8-bit parallel
data transfer but it supports 4-bit parallel data
transfer the same as with “Memory Stick PRO
Duo.”
This
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product cannot record or play data that
uses “MagicGate” technology. “MagicGate” is
a copyright protection technology that records
and transfers the contents in an encrypted
format.
This product is compatible with “Memory Stick
Micro” (“M2”). “M2” is the abbreviation for the
“Memory Stick Micro.”
A “Memory Stick PRO Duo” formatted by a
computer (Windows OS/Mac OS) does not
have guaranteed compatibility with your
camcorder.
Data read/write speed may vary depending on
the combination of the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” and “Memory Stick” compliant product
you use.
Damaged or lost image data will not be
compensated for, and may occur in the
following cases:
 If you eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo,”
turn the power off on your camcorder, or
remove the battery pack for replacement
while your camcorder is reading or writing
image files on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
(while the ACCESS lamp is lit or flashing)
 If you use the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” near
magnets or magnetic fields
It is recommended you make a back-up of
important data on the hard disk of a computer.
careful not to apply excessive force when
writing on a memo area on a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo.”
Do not attach a label or the like on a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” or a Memory Stick Duo
adaptor.
When you carry or store a “Memory Stick PRO
Duo,” put it in its case.
Do not touch, or allow metallic objects to come
into contact with the terminals.
Do not bend, drop or apply strong force to the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo.”
Do not let the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” get
wet.
Be careful to keep “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media out of the reach of small children. There
is danger that a child might swallow it.
Do not insert anything other than a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo
slot. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” in the following locations.
 Places subject to extremely high temperature,
such as a car parked outside in the summer
 Places under direct sunlight
 Places with extremely high humidity or
subject to corrosive gases
 On the Memory Stick Duo adaptor
When
using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” with
a “Memory Stick” compliant device, be sure
to insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” into a
Memory Stick Duo adaptor.
When inserting a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
into a Memory Stick Duo adaptor, make sure
the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is inserted facing
in the correct direction, then insert it all the
way in. If you force the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo adaptor in the
wrong direction or insert it incompletely, it may
cause a malfunction.
Do not insert a Memory Stick Duo adaptor
without a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” attached.
Doing so may result in malfunctions of the unit.
 On a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
The
maximum memory capacity of a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” that can be used on your
camcorder is 8 GB.
Notes on using “Memory Stick Micro”
To
use a “Memory Stick Micro” with your
camcorder, you need a Duo-sized M2 Adaptor.
Insert the “Memory Stick Micro” into the Duosized M2 Adaptor, and then insert the adaptor
into the Memory Stick Duo slot. If you insert
a “Memory Stick Micro” into your camcorder
without using a Duo-sized M2 Adaptor, you
might not be able to remove it from your
camcorder.
Do not leave the “Memory Stick Micro”
within the reach of small children. They might
accidentally swallow it.
On image data compatibility
Image
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
Your camcorder operates only with an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series).
“InfoLITHIUM” H series battery packs
have the
mark.
What is an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack?
An “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery pack that has functions
for communicating information related
to operating conditions between your
To charge the battery pack
Be
sure to charge the battery pack before you
start using your camcorder.
We recommend charging the battery pack in an
ambient temperature of between 10 °C to 30 °C
(50 ˚F to 86 ˚F) until the CHG (charge) lamp
turns off. If you charge the battery pack outside
of this temperature range, you may not be able
to charge it efficiently.
After charging is complete, disconnect the cable
from the DC IN jack on the Handycam Station
(DCR-SR65/SR85) or your camcorder, then
remove the battery pack.
To use the battery pack effectively
Battery
pack performance decreases when the
surrounding temperature is 10 °C (50 °F) or
below, and the length of time you can use the
battery pack becomes shorter. In that case, do
one of the following to use the battery pack for
a longer time.
 Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm
it up, and insert it in your camcorder right
before you start taking shots
 Use a large capacity battery pack: NP-FH70/
FH100 (optional)
Frequent use of the LCD screen or a frequent
playback, fast forward or rewind operation
wears out the battery pack faster.
We recommend using a large capacity battery
pack: NP-FH70/FH100 (optional).
Be sure to set the POWER switch to OFF
(CHG) when not recording or playing back
on your camcorder. The battery pack is also
consumed when your camcorder is in recording
standby or playback pause.
Have spare battery packs ready for two or
three times the expected recording time, and
make trial recordings before making the actual
recording.
Do not expose the battery pack to water. The
battery pack is not water resistant.
Additional Information
data files recorded on a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” by your camcorder conform to
the “Design rule for Camera File system”
universal standard established by the JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association).
On your camcorder, you cannot play back
still images recorded on other devices (DCRTRV900 or DSC-D700/D770) that do not
conform to the universal standard. (These
models are not sold in some regions.)
If you cannot use a “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” that has been used with another device,
format it with your camcorder (p. 52). Note
that formatting erases all information on the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
You may not be able to play back images with
your camcorder:
 When playing back image data modified on
your computer
 When playing back image data recorded with
other devices
camcorder and an optional AC Adaptor/
charger.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
calculates the power consumption
according to the operating conditions
of your camcorder, and displays the
remaining battery time in minutes.
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About the remaining battery time indicator
When
the power goes off even though the
remaining battery time indicator indicates that
the battery pack has enough power to operate,
charge the battery pack fully again. Remaining
battery time will be indicated correctly. Note,
however, that the battery indication will not be
restored if it is used in high temperatures for
a long time, or if left in a fully charged state,
or when the battery pack is frequently used.
Use the remaining battery time indication as a
rough guide only.
The  mark that indicates low battery flashes
even if there are still approximately 20 minutes
of battery time remaining, depending on the
operating conditions or ambient temperature.
About storage of the battery pack
If
the battery pack is not used for a long time,
fully charge the battery pack and use it up on
your camcorder once a year to maintain proper
function. To store the battery pack, remove it
from your camcorder and put it in a dry, cool
place.
To discharge the battery pack on your
(HOME) 
camcorder completely, touch
(SETTINGS)  [GENERAL SET] 
[A.SHUT OFF]  [NEVER] and leave your
camcorder in recording standby until the power
goes off (p. 67).
About battery life
Battery
capacity decreases over time and
through repeated use. If decreased usage time
between charges becomes significant, it is
probably time to replace it with a new one.
Each battery’s life is governed by storage,
operating and environmental conditions.
About handling of your camcorder
On use and care
Do
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not use or store the camcorder and
accessories in the following locations:
 Anywhere extremely hot, cold or humid.
Never leave them exposed to temperatures
above 60°C (140 °F), such as under direct
sunlight, near heaters or in a car parked in
the sun. They may malfunction or become
deformed.
 Near strong magnetic fields or mechanical
vibration. The camcorder may malfunction.
strong radio waves or radiation.
The camcorder may not be able to record
properly.
 Near AM receivers and video equipment.
Noise may occur.
 On a sandy beach or anywhere dusty. If
sand or dust gets in your camcorder, it may
malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction
cannot be repaired.
 Near windows or outdoors, where the LCD
screen or the lens may be exposed to direct
sunlight. This damages the LCD screen.
Operate your camcorder on DC 6.8 V/7.2 V
(battery pack) or DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor).
For DC or AC operation, use the accessories
recommended in these operating instructions.
Do not let your camcorder get wet, for example,
from rain or sea water. If your camcorder
gets wet, it may malfunction. Sometimes this
malfunction cannot be repaired.
If any solid object or liquid gets inside the
casing, unplug your camcorder and have it
checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any
further.
Avoid rough handling, disassembling,
modifying, physical shock, or impact such
as hammering, dropping or stepping on the
product. Be particularly careful of the lens.
Keep the POWER switch setting to OFF (CHG)
when you are not using your camcorder.
Do not wrap your camcorder with a towel, for
example, and operate it. Doing so might cause
heat to build up inside.
When disconnecting the power cord (mains
lead), pull it by the plug and not the cord.
Do not damage the power cord (mains lead)
such as by placing anything heavy on it.
Keep metal contacts clean.
Keep the Remote Commander and button-type
battery out of children’s reach. If the battery
is accidentally swallowed, consult a doctor
immediately (DCR-SR65/SR85).
If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked:
 Consult your local authorized Sony service
facility.
 Wash off any liquid that may have contacted
your skin.
 If any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with
plenty of water and consult a doctor.
 Near
 When not using your camcorder for
a long time
Periodically
turn it on and let it run such as by
playing back or recording images for about 3
minutes.
Use up the battery pack completely before
storing it.
Moisture condensation
If your camcorder is brought directly from
a cold place to a warm place, moisture may
condense inside your camcorder. This may
cause a malfunction to your camcorder.
 If moisture condensation has
occurred
Leave your camcorder for about 1 hour
without turning it on.
 Note on moisture condensation
Moisture may condense when you bring
your camcorder from a cold place into a
warm place (or vice versa) or when you
use your camcorder in a humid place as
follows:
You
 How to prevent moisture
condensation
When you bring your camcorder from
a cold place into a warm place, put your
camcorder in a plastic bag and seal it
tightly. Remove the bag when the air
temperature inside the plastic bag has
reached the surrounding temperature (after
about 1 hour).
LCD screen
Do
not exert excessive pressure on the LCD
screen, as it may cause damage.
your camcorder is used in a cold place, a
residual image may appear on the LCD screen.
This is not a malfunction.
While using your camcorder, the back of
the LCD screen may heat up. This is not a
malfunction.
 To clean the LCD screen
If fingerprints or dust make the LCD screen
dirty, it is recommended you use a soft
cloth to clean it. When you use the LCD
Cleaning Kit (optional), do not apply the
cleaning liquid directly to the LCD screen.
Use cleaning paper moistened with the
liquid.
 On adjustment of the touch panel
(CALIBRATION)
The buttons on the touch panel may not
work correctly. If this happens, follow the
procedure below. It is recommended that
you connect your camcorder to the wall
outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC
Adaptor during the operation.
 Turn on your camcorder, then press
(HOME).
 Touch
(SETTINGS)  [GENERAL SET]
 [CALIBRATION].
 Touch “” displayed on the screen with the
corner of the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” or
the like 3 times. The position of “” changes.
Touch [CANCEL] to cancel.
Additional Information
bring your camcorder from a ski slope into
a place warmed up by a heating device.
You bring your camcorder from an air
conditioned car or room into a hot place
outside.
You use your camcorder after a squall or a
shower.
You use your camcorder in a hot and humid
place.
If
If you did not press the right spot, try the
calibration again.
 Notes
Do
not use a sharp-pointed object for
calibration. Doing so may damage the LCD
screen.
You cannot calibrate the LCD screen if it is
rotated, or closed with the screen facing out.
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On handling the casing
If
the casing is soiled, clean the camcorder body
with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water,
and then wipe the casing with a dry soft cloth.
Avoid the following to avoid damage to the
finish:
 Using chemicals such as thinner, benzine,
alcohol, chemical cloths, repellent, insecticide
and sunscreen
 Handling the camcorder with above
substances on your hands
 Leaving the casing in contact with rubber or
vinyl objects for a long period of time
About care and storage of the lens
Wipe
the surface of the lens clean with a soft
cloth in the following instances:
 When there are fingerprints on the lens
surface.
 In hot or humid locations
 When the lens is exposed to salty air such as
at the seaside.
Store in a well-ventilated location subject to
little dirt or dust.
To prevent mold, periodically clean the lens as
described above. It is recommended that you
operate your camcorder about once a month to
keep it in optimum state for a long time.
On charging the pre-installed rechargeable
battery
Your camcorder has a pre-installed
rechargeable battery to retain the date,
time, and other settings even when the
POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG). The
pre-installed rechargeable battery is always
charged while your camcorder is connected
to the wall outlet (wall socket) via the
AC Adaptor or while the battery pack is
attached. The rechargeable battery will be
fully discharged in about 3 months if you
do not use your camcorder at all. Use your
camcorder after charging the pre-installed
rechargeable battery.
However, even if the pre-installed
rechargeable battery is not charged, the
camcorder operation will not be affected as
long as you are not recording the date.
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 Procedures
Connect your camcorder to a wall outlet
(wall socket) using the supplied AC
Adaptor, and leave it with the POWER
switch set to OFF (CHG) for more than 24
hours.
On trademarks
Notes on the License
“Handycam”
ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER
THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY
MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE
MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO
INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED MEDIA
IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT A
LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS IN
THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH
LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA,
L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET, SUITE 300,
DENVER, COLORADO 80206.
“C Library,” “Expat,” “zlib,” and “libjpeg”
software are provided in your camcorder. We
provide this software based on license agreements
with their owners of copyright. Based on requests
by the owners of copyright of these software
applications, we have an obligation to inform
you of the following. Please read the following
sections.
Read “license1.pdf” in the “License” folder on
the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English)
of “C Library,” “Expat,” “zlib,” and “libjpeg”
software.
All other product names mentioned herein may
be the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies. Furthermore, 
and “” are not mentioned in each case in this
Handbook.
On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software
The software that is eligible for the following
GNU General Public License (hereinafter referred
to as “GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public
License (hereinafter referred to as “LGPL”) are
included in the camcorder.
This informs you that you have a right to have
access to, modify, and redistribute source code
for these software programs under the conditions
of the supplied GPL/LGPL.
Source code is provided on the web. Use
the following URL to download it. When
downloading the source code, select DCRDVD810 as the model for your camcorder.
http://www.sony.net/products/Linux/
We would prefer you do not contact us about the
contents of source code.
Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the
CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English) of
“GPL,” and “LGPL” software.
Additional Information
and
are
registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
“Memory Stick,” “
,” “Memory Stick Duo,”
,” “Memory Stick PRO
“
,” “Memory
Duo,” “
Stick PRO-HG Duo,” “
”
“Memory Stick Micro,” “MagicGate,”
,” “MagicGate Memory
“
Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
“InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
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Windows Vista, and DirectX are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
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countries.
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Quick Reference
Identifying parts and controls
The numbers in ( ) are reference pages.
Power zoom lever (27, 32)
PHOTO button (22, 25)
QUICK ON button (27)
CHG (charge) lamp (13)

(Movie)/
(Still) mode lamps (25)
START/STOP button (22)
Battery pack (13)
DC IN jack (13)
ACCESS lamp (Hard disk) (25)
A/V Remote Connector (34, 46)
 (USB) jack (49)
POWER switch (17)
Grip belt (19)
Hooks for a shoulder belt
Attach a shoulder belt (optional).
96
LCD screen/touch panel (19)

(HOME) button (10, 55)
Zoom buttons (27, 32)
START/STOP button (22, 25)
Speaker
For how to adjust the volume, see page
30.
RESET button
Initializes all the settings, including the
setting of the date and time.
DISP/BATT INFO button (14, 19)
NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch (28)
ACCESS lamp (“Memory Stick PRO
Duo”) (21)

(DISC BURN) button (36)

(VIEW IMAGES) button (23, 29)
Quick Reference
(back light) button (28)
EASY button (22)
97
You can open/close the shoe cover by
the tab with your finger.
Memory Stick Duo slot (21)
Built-in microphone
Remote sensor (DCR-SR65/SR85)/
Infrared port
Point the Remote Commander (100)
towards the remote sensor to operate
your camcorder.
Lens (Carl Zeiss Lens) (3)
(DCRActive Interface Shoe
SR65/SR85)
The Active Interface Shoe supplies
power to optional accessories such as
a video light, a flash, or a microphone.
The accessory can be turned on or off
as you operate the POWER switch on
your camcorder. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with your
accessory for details.
The Active Interface Shoe has a safety
device for fixing the installed accessory
securely. To connect an accessory,
press down and push it to the end, and
then tighten the screw. To remove an
accessory, loosen the screw, and then
press down and pull out the accessory.
When
98
you are recording movies with an
external flash (optional) connected to the
accessory shoe, turn off the power of the
external flash to prevent charging noise
being recorded.
When an external microphone (optional)
is connected, it takes precedence over the
built-in microphone.
LENS COVER switch (19)
For DCR-SR65/SR85:
Handycam Station:
Tripod receptacle
Attach the tripod (optional: the length
of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm
(7/32 in.)) to the tripod receptacle using
a tripod screw.
BATT (battery) release lever (14)

(DISC BURN) button (36)
Interface connector
 (USB) jack (49)
A/V OUT jack (34, 46)
DC IN jack (13)
Quick Reference
99
Remote Commander
(DCR-SR65/SR85)
When you press any button on the
[VISUAL INDEX] screen or Playlist,
the orange frame appears on the LCD
screen. Select a desired button or an
item with  /  /  / , then press
ENTER to enter.
 Notes
Remove
the insulation sheet before using the
Remote Commander.
Insulation sheet
Point
DATA CODE button (62)
Displays the date and time or camera
setting data of the recorded images
when you press this during playback.
PHOTO button (22, 25)
The on-screen image when you press
this button will be recorded as a still
image.
SCAN/SLOW buttons (23, 30)
  (Previous/Next) buttons (24,
30)
PLAY button (23, 30)
the Remote Commander towards the
remote sensor to operate your camcorder
(p. 98).
When no commands have been sent from the
Remote Commander in a certain period, the
orange frame disappears. When you press any
of  /  /  / , or ENTER again, the frame
appears at the position where it was displayed
last.
You cannot select some buttons on the LCD
screen using  /  /  / .
To change the battery of the Remote
Commander
 While pressing on the tab, inset your
fingernail into the slit to pull out the battery
case.
 Place a new battery with the + side facing up.
 Insert the battery case back into the Remote
Commander until it clicks.
STOP button (23, 30)
DISPLAY button (14)
Transmitter
START/STOP button (22, 25)
Power zoom buttons (27, 32)
PAUSE button (23, 30)
VISUAL INDEX button (23, 29)
Displays the [VISUAL INDEX] screen
when you press this during playback.
100
 /  /  /  / ENTER buttons
Tab
WARNING
Battery may explode if mistreated. Do
not recharge, disassemble or dispose of
in fire.
When
the lithium battery becomes weak, the
operating distance of the Remote Commander
may shorten, or the Remote Commander may
not function properly. In this case, replace the
battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery.
Use of another battery may present a risk of fire
or explosion.
Quick Reference
101
Indicators displayed during recording/playback
Recording movies
HOME button (9, 55)
Remaining battery (approx.) (14)
Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or
[REC] (recording))
Recording mode (HQ/SP/LP) (57)
The recording/playback media (20)
Counter (hour/minute/second)
Remaining recordable times
Recording still images
OPTION button (69)
VIEW IMAGES button (23, 29)
Face Index set (59)
Image size (60)
Approximate number of recordable still
images/Recording media
Return button
Playback mode
Viewing movies
Currently playing movie number/
Number of total recorded movies
Previous/Next button (23, 29)
Video operation buttons (23, 29)
Data file name
Currently playing still image number/
Number of total recorded still images
Viewing still images
Playback folder
Displays only when the recording
media of still images is a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo.”
Slide show button (33)
VISUAL INDEX button (23, 29)
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Indicators when you made changes
Indicator
Following indicators appear during
recording/playback to indicate the settings
of your camcorder.
Upper left
Meaning
Super NightShot plus
(74)
Color Slow Shutter (74)
PictBridge connecting
(49)
Upper right

Warning (83)
Bottom
Indicator
Bottom
Center
Upper left
Indicator

Meaning
Self-timer recording (75)
Flash/REDEYE REDUC
(61)
MICREF LEVEL low
(75)
WIDE SELECT (58)
BLT-IN ZOOM MIC
(75)
Upper right
Meaning
Fader (74)
LCD backlight off (19)
Drop sensor off (67)
Drop sensor activated
(67)
The media selected for
still images (20)
Center
Indicator
Picture effect (75)
Digital effect (75)
Manual focus (71)
SCENE SELECTION
(72)


Backlight (25)
White balance (73)
SteadyShot off (58)
EXPOSURE (72)/
SPOT METER (72)
TELE MACRO (71)
Face Index (31)
 Tips
Indicators and their positions are approximate
and differ from what you actually see.
Data code during recording
Quick Reference
Indicator
Meaning
The recording date and time is recorded
automatically on the media. They are not
displayed while recording. However, you
can check them as [DATA CODE] during
playback (p. 62).
Meaning
IMAGE SIZE (60)
Slide show set (33)
NightShot plus (28)
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Glossary
 Fragmentation
The condition of a media in which files are
divided into pieces scattered around the media.
You may not save your images correctly. You
can solve the condition by performing [MEDIA
FORMAT] (p. 52).
 JPEG
JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts
Group, a still image data compression (data
capacity reduction) standard. Your camcorder
records still images in JPEG format.
 MPEG
MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group,
the group of standards for the coding (image
compression) of video (movie) and audio.
There are MPEG1 and MPEG2 formats. Your
camcorder records movies with SD (standard
definition) image quality in MPEG2 format.
 Thumbnail
Reduced-size images which enable you to
view many images at the same time. [VISUAL
INDEX], [ INDEX] and [ INDEX] use a
thumbnail display system.
 VBR
VBR stands for Variable Bit Rate, the recording
format for automatically controlling the bit rate
(the volume of recording data in a given time
segment) according to the scene being recorded.
For fast-moving video, a lot of hard disk space is
used to produce a clear image, so the recording
time to the media shortens.
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Index
Numeric
12IMAGES.............................. 63
16:9........................................... 35
16:9 WIDE............................... 58
4:3....................................... 35, 58
CLOCK/LANG....................... 66
ERASE...................................... 45
CLOCK SET............................ 17
ERASE ALL............................. 45
COLOR SLOW SHTR
(Color Slow Shutter).............. 74
EXPOSURE............................. 72
Connection
Other devices.................. 46
6IMAGES................................ 63
A
A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off)
.................................................. 67
Printer.............................. 49
TV..................................... 34
COPIES.................................... 49
Copyright............................. 3, 95
Extension................................. 89
F
Face Index............................... 31
Face Index set.......................... 59
FADER..................................... 74
File............................................ 89
D
FILE NO. (File number)........ 61
A/V OUT jack................... 34, 46
D.EFFECT (Digital effect)..... 75
DATA CODE.................. 62, 103
FIREWORKS.......................... 72
A/V Remote Connector
............................................ 34, 46
DATE/TIME..................... 49, 62
AC Adaptor............................. 13
Date Index............................... 32
ADD......................................... 44
DC IN jack............................... 13
ADD by date........................... 44
DC plug.................................... 13
Adjusting exposure for back
light.......................................... 28
DELETE
A/V connecting cable
...................................... 12, 34, 46
B
B&W......................................... 75
Back up......................... See Save
Battery................................ 13, 14
Battery Info............................. 14
BEACH.................................... 73
BEEP........................................ 64
BLACK FADER...................... 75
Charging time......................... 15
Hard disk......................... 52
Fragmentation...................... 104
DEMO MODE........................ 67
G
DIGITAL ZOOM................... 58
GENERAL SET....................... 67
DISPLAY................................. 63
Grip belt................................... 19
Display indicators................ 102
GUIDEFRAME...................... 58
DISP OUTPUT....................... 65
DIVIDE................................... 43
H
DROP SENSOR...................... 67
Handycam Station............ 13, 99
DST SET.................................. 66
Dubbing................................... 46
E
Charging the battery.............. 13
FORMAT
Still images...................... 38
DELETE ALL.......................... 38
C
CANDLE................................. 72
Folder....................................... 89
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
.......................................... 52
Dubbing to VCR or DVD/
HDD recorders....................... 46
CAMERA DATA................... 62
FOCUS..................................... 71
Movies.............................. 37
BLT-IN ZOOM MIC............. 75
CALIBRATION...................... 93
FLASH MODE....................... 61
Quick Reference
Back light................................. 28
FLASH LEVEL........................ 61
By date............................. 38
AREA SET............................... 66
AUTO SLW SHUTTR
(Auto Slow Shutter)............... 58
Film Roll Index....................... 31
HELP........................................ 10
Holding the camcorder......... 25
HOME MENU.................... 9, 55
CLOCK/LANG............... 66
GENERAL SET............... 67
Easy Handycam...................... 22
EDIT......................................... 43
Editing...................................... 37
On the camcorder.......... 43
EMPTY.................................... 53
MOVIE SETTINGS....... 57
OUTPUT SETTINGS.... 65
PHOTO SETTINGS...... 60
SETTINGS category....... 55
SOUND/DISP SET........ 64
VIEW IMAGES SET...... 62
105
HQ............................................ 57
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
............................................ 21, 90
PICT.EFFECT (Picture effect)
.................................................. 75
Number of recordable
image................................ 60
PictBridge................................ 49
ID-1/ID-2................................ 35
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”
.................................................. 90
Playback time.......................... 15
Image management files........ 89
MICREF LEVEL..................... 75
IMAGE SIZE........................... 60
Mirror mode........................... 28
Indicators............................... 103
Moisture condensation.......... 93
INDOOR................................. 73
MOVE...................................... 45
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
.................................................. 91
Movie................................. 22, 26
I
Icon........ See Display indicators
MOVIE DUB.......................... 41
JPEG................................. 89, 104
MPEG.................................... 104
LANGUAGE SET............. 18, 66
LCD backlight......................... 19
LCD BL LEVEL
(LCD backlight level)....... 64, 80
LCD BRIGHT......................... 64
LCD COLOR.......................... 64
LCD PANEL........................... 65
LCD panel............................... 19
LCD screen.............................. 19
LENS COVER......................... 19
LP.............................................. 57
MOVIE SETTINGS............... 57
MPEG2.................................... 89
N
NightShot................................ 28
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT........... 57
NightShot plus........................ 28
NTSC........................................ 87
Number of recordable images
.................................................. 60
O
OLD MOVIE.......................... 75
ONE PUSH............................. 73
OPTION MENU.................... 69
M
Original.................................... 44
Maintenance........................... 90
OUTDOOR............................. 73
MANAGE MEDIA category
.................................................. 51
Media....................................... 20
MEDIA INFO......................... 51
Media setting........................... 20
“Memory Stick”.................. 2, 90
“Memory Stick Duo”............. 90
Memory Stick Duo adaptor
.................................................. 90
106
Recording mode............. 57
J
LANDSCAPE.......................... 73
Playing the image on a TV.... 34
Playlist...................................... 44
Creating........................... 44
ERASE.............................. 45
ERASE ALL..................... 45
MOVE.............................. 45
Dubbing movies............. 41
Insulation sheet.................... 100
L
Playback............................. 23, 29
OTHERS category.................. 37
OUTPUT SETTINGS............ 65
Playback........................... 44
PLAYLIST EDIT.................... 44
PORTRAIT............................. 73
Power cord (Mains lead)....... 13
Pre-installed rechargeable
battery...................................... 94
Print......................................... 49
Printer...................................... 49
Q
QUICK ON............................. 27
QUICK ON STBY.................. 67
R
REC MODE............................ 57
Recording.......................... 22, 25
Recording time....................... 15
REDEYE REDUC................... 61
Remaining
Battery.............................. 14
Hard disk......................... 51
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
.......................................... 51
P
REMAINING SET (movie)
.................................................. 59
PASTEL................................... 75
Remote Commander........... 100
PB zoom................................... 32
REMOTE CTRL
(Remote control).................... 67
PHOTO CAPTURE............... 40
PHOTO COPY....................... 42
PHOTO SETTINGS.............. 60
Repairing the image database
file............................................. 54
RESET button......................... 97
S
U
S. NIGHTSHOT PLS
(Super NightShot plus).......... 74
USB cable..................... 12, 47, 49
Save........................................... 36
USB jack............................. 96, 99
SCENE SELECTION............. 72
Self-diagnosis display............. 83
SELF-TIMER.......................... 75
SEPIA....................................... 75
SERIES..................................... 61
SETTINGS category............... 55
SIZE.......................................... 49
USB CONNECT..................... 89
USB SELECT........................... 47
Using abroad........................... 87
V
V-OUT/PANEL...................... 65
VBR........................................ 104
Slide show................................ 33
VCR or DVD/HDD recorders
.................................................. 46
SLIDE SHOW SET................. 33
VIEW IMAGES SET.............. 62
SNOW...................................... 73
VISUAL INDEX............... 23, 29
SOUND/DISP SET................ 64
VOLUME.......................... 30, 64
SP.............................................. 57
Volume adjustment............... 30
SPORTS................................... 73
SPOT FOCUS......................... 71
W
SPOTLIGHT........................... 73
Wall outlet (Wall socket)...... 13
SPOT METER
(Flexible spot meter).............. 72
STEADYSHOT....................... 58
Still image.................... 22, 26, 60
Copying still images....... 42
Still image files................ 89
SUNRISE&SUNSET.............. 72
Supplied items........................ 12
S VIDEO cable.................. 34, 46
S VIDEO jack.......................... 34
T
Warning messages.................. 84
WHITE BAL. (White balance)
.................................................. 73
WHITE FADER..................... 74
Wide angle............................... 27
WIDE SELECT....................... 58
World time difference............ 88
Z
ZOOM..................................... 27
Quick Reference
SUMMERTIME...................... 66
Warning indicators................ 83
ZOOM LINK.......................... 63
TELE MACRO........................ 71
Telephoto................................. 27
Thumbnail............................. 104
Trademark............................... 95
Tripod...................................... 99
TV............................................. 34
TV color system...................... 87
TV TYPE........................... 35, 65
TWILIGHT............................. 72
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