Sony NEX-6/B, NEX 6L User's manual

Sony NEX-6/B, NEX 6L User's manual
4-437-011-11(1)
NEX-6
Interchangeable Lens
Digital Camera
Preparing the camera
Mastering the basic
operation
Instruction Manual
E-mount
Using the recording
functions
Using the playback
functions
Checking the functions
available
Importing images to the
computer
Adding functions to the
camera
Connecting the camera to
a network
Others
Additional information on this product and
answers to frequently asked questions can be
found at our Customer Support Website.
Printed using VOC (Volatile Organic
Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink.
©2012 Sony Corporation
Printed in Thailand
NEX-6
English
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the
space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. NEX-6
Serial No. ______________________________
Model No. AC-UB10/AC-UB10B/AC-UB10C/AC-UB10D
Serial No. ______________________________
WARNING
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
-SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER
-TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK, CAREFULLY FOLLOW
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
If the shape of the plug does not fit the power outlet, use an attachment plug adaptor of the
proper configuration for the power outlet.
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CAUTION
[ Battery pack
If the battery pack is mishandled, the battery pack can burst, cause a fire or even chemical
burns. Observe the following cautions.
• Do not disassemble.
• Do not crush and do not expose the battery pack to any shock or force such as
hammering, dropping or stepping on it.
• Do not short circuit and do not allow metal objects to come into contact with the battery
terminals.
• Do not expose to high temperature above 60°C (140°F) such as in direct sunlight or in a
car parked in the sun.
• Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire.
• Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries.
• Be sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that
can charge the battery pack.
• Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small children.
• Keep the battery pack dry.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by Sony.
• Dispose of used battery packs promptly as described in the instructions.
[ 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 the apparatus.
The power cord (mains lead), if supplied, is designed specifically for use with this camera
only, and should not be used with other electrical equipment.
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For Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada
[ RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by returning your used
rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest
you.
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries,
call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-Ion batteries.
[ Battery pack and lens (If lens supplied)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines
in Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules.
This equipment has very low levels of RF energy that are deemed to comply without
testing of specific absorption ratio (SAR).
For Customers in the U.S.A.
UL is an internationally recognized safety organization.
The UL Mark on the product means it has been UL Listed.
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If you have any questions about this product, you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related matters only.
[ Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: NEX-6
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna
or transmitter.
[ CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual
could void your authority to operate this equipment.
[ Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used with the equipment in order to comply with the
limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
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For Customers in Canada
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the device.
Under Industry Canada regulations, this radio transmitter may only operate using an
antenna of a type and maximum (or lesser) gain approved for the transmitter by Industry
Canada. To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain
should be so chosen that the equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is not more
than that necessary for successful communication.
For Customers in Europe
[ Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo,
108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony
Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or
guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee
documents.
Hereby, Sony Corporation, declares that this NEX-6 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the
Directive 1999/5/EC. For details, please access the following URL:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
This product has been tested and found compliant with the limits set out in the R&TTE
Directive for using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
[ Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture and sound
of this unit.
[ Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes data transfer to discontinue midway (fail),
restart the application or disconnect and connect the communication cable (USB, etc.)
again.
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[ Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in
the European Union and other European countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product
shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human
health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling
of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural
resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop
where you purchased the product.
[ Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates that the battery
provided with this product shall not be treated as household waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might be used in combination with a
chemical symbol. The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are
added if the battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a
permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by
qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, hand over
the product at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical
and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how to remove the battery from the
product safely.
Hand the battery over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery, please contact
your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
Notice for customers in the United Kingdom
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this equipment for your safety and
convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the
supplied one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked with an
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the
fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you
should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.
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Caution if using the camera in Italy
Use of the RLAN network is governed: - with respect to private use, by the Legislative
Decree of 1.8.2003, no. 259 (“Code of Electronic Communications”). In particular Article
104 indicates when the prior obtainment of a general authorization is required and Art. 105
indicates when free use is permitted; - with respect to the supply to the public of the RLAN
access to telecom networks and services, by the Ministerial Decree 28.5.2003, as amended,
and Art. 25 (general authorization for electronic communications networks and services) of
the Code of electronic communications.
Caution if using the camera in Norway
Use of this radio equipment is not allowed in the geographical area with in a radius of
20 km from the centre of Ny-Alesund, Svalbard.
For Customers in Singapore
For customers who purchased their camera from a store
in Japan that caters to tourists
[ Note
All Wireless function designated for the NEX-6 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera are
applicable in the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, France, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, Australia,
Singapore, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, India and China.
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Table of contents
Preparing the camera
Checking the supplied items ............................................11
Identifying parts ................................................................12
Charging the battery pack ................................................16
Attaching/removing the lens .............................................21
Inserting a memory card (sold separately) .......................23
Adjusting the viewfinder (diopter adjustment) ..................25
Attaching/removing the eyepiece cup ..............................25
Setting the date and time ..................................................26
Mastering the basic operation
Shooting still images .........................................................28
Recording movies .............................................................29
Playing back images ........................................................30
Deleting images ................................................................32
Operating the camera .......................................................33
Using the guide function of the camera ...........................35
Using the recording functions
Zooming ............................................................................
Setting the function using [Photo Creativity].....................
Adjusting the brightness of still images (Exposure
compensation) ..................................................................
Using the self-timer...........................................................
Shooting still images continuously....................................
Changing the screen display (DISP) ................................
Shooting with various shooting modes .............................
Selecting the flash mode ..................................................
Setting using the Fn (Function) button..............................
Fixing the exposure using the AEL button........................
Selecting the image size/record setting ...........................
36
37
40
40
41
42
43
48
49
50
51
Using the playback functions
Displaying the image list................................................... 52
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Viewing images on a TV ................................................... 53
Checking the functions available
Menu list ........................................................................... 54
Functions available for each shooting mode ................... 63
Flash modes available...................................................... 64
Importing images to the computer
Installing the software....................................................... 65
What you can do with the supplied software ................... 67
Adding functions to the camera
Adding functions to the camera ....................................... 69
Connecting the camera to a network
Transferring images to a Smartphone..............................
Connecting to a network ..................................................
Saving images to a computer ..........................................
Viewing images on a TV ...................................................
71
72
73
74
Others
Checking the number of recordable images ...................
List of icons on the LCD screen .......................................
Learning more about the camera (α Handbook) .............
Troubleshooting................................................................
Precautions.......................................................................
Specifications ...................................................................
Index.................................................................................
75
78
82
83
88
93
99
This manual covers several models supplied with different lenses.
The model name varies depending on the supplied lens. The available model varies
depending on the countries/regions.
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Model name
Lens
NEX-6
Not supplied
NEX-6L
E16 – 50 mm
NEX-6Y
E55 – 210 mm and E16 – 50 mm
Preparing the camera
Checking the supplied items
First check the model name of your camera (page 10). The accessories
supplied differ depending on the model.
The number in parentheses indicates the quantity.
x Comes with all models
• Eyepiece cup (1)
• Camera (1)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)* (not
supplied in the U.S.A. and Canada)
• Rechargeable battery pack
NP-FW50 (1)
Preparing the camera
* Multiple power cords may be
supplied with your camera. Use the
appropriate one that matches your
country/region.
• Shoe Cap (1) (Attached on the
camera)
• CD-ROM (1)
– Application Software for
α camera
– α Handbook
• Instruction Manual (This manual)
(1)
x NEX-6
• Body cap (1) (attached to the
camera)
• Micro USB cable (1)
• AC adaptor AC-UB10/UB10B/
UB10C/UB10D (1)
• Shoulder strap (1)
x NEX-6L
• E16 – 50 mm zoom lens (1)/Front
lens cap (1) (attached to the
camera)
x NEX-6Y
• E16 – 50 mm zoom lens (1)/Front
lens cap (1) (attached to the
camera)
• E55 – 210 mm zoom lens (1)/Front
lens cap (1)/Rear lens cap (1)/Lens
hood (1)
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Identifying parts
See the pages in parentheses for details on operation for the parts.
D
E
F
G
Preparing the camera
When the lens is removed
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
1)
For details on compatible
accessories of the Multi Interface
Shoe, visit the Sony web site in your
area, or consult your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service
facility. Accessories for the
Accessory Shoe can also be used.
Operations with other
manufactures’ accessories are not
guaranteed.
2)
Accessories for the Auto-lock
Accessory Shoe can also be attached
using the Shoe Adaptor (sold
separately).
3)
Do not cover this part during movie
recording.
Do not touch this part directly.
A Flash (48)
B Shutter button (29)
C Hook for shoulder strap
Attach the shoulder strap to prevent
damage caused by dropping the
camera.
4)
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Fn (Function) button (49)
Remote sensor
ON/OFF (Power) switch (26)
AF illuminator/Self-timer lamp/
Smile Shutter lamp
Multi Interface Shoe1) 2)
Microphone3)
Lens (21)
Lens release button (22)
Mount
Image sensor4)
Lens contacts4)
Preparing the camera
K
(Playback) button (30)
L Mode dial (43)
M Control dial (34)
N MOVIE button (29)
O AEL button (50)
P Soft key A (34)
Q Control wheel (33)
R Soft key C (34)
S Soft key B (34)
T Diopter-adjustment dial (25)
A
Image sensor position mark
B Viewfinder (25)
C Eyepiece cup (25)
• Not attached to the camera at the
factory.
D
E
F
G
H
I
Eye sensor
Wi-Fi sensor (built-in)
Charge lamp
Micro USB terminal
HDMI terminal (53)
LCD screen
You can adjust the LCD screen to
an easily viewable angle and shoot
from any position.
J
(Flash pop-up) button (48)
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F Tripod socket hole
• Use a tripod with a screw length
of less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch).
You will be unable to firmly
secure the camera to tripods
using screws longer than 5.5 mm
(7/32 inch), and may damage the
camera.
G Speaker
Preparing the camera
x Lens
See page 96 on the specifications of
the lenses.
A Battery/memory card cover (16,
23)
B Access lamp (24)
C Memory card insertion slot (23)
D Battery compartment (16)
E Connection plate cover
E PZ 16 – 50 mm F3.5-5.6
OSS (supplied with
NEX-6L/NEX-6Y)
Use this when using an AC-PW20
AC Adaptor (sold separately).
Insert the connection plate into the
battery compartment, and then pass
the cord through the connection
plate cover as shown below.
A
B
C
D
• Make sure that the cord is not
pinched when you close the
cover.
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1)
Zooming/Focusing ring
Zooming lever
Mounting index
Lens contacts1)
Do not touch this part directly.
E55 – 210 mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
(supplied with NEX-6Y)
Preparing the camera
A
B
C
D
E
F
1)
Focusing ring
Zooming ring
Focal-length scale
Focal-length index
Lens contacts1)
Mounting index
Do not touch this part directly.
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Charging the battery pack
When using the camera for the first time, be sure to charge the NP-FW50
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (supplied).
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack can be charged even when it has not been
fully depleted. The battery pack can also be used when it has not been fully
charged.
The charged battery pack is discharged little by little, even when you do not
use it. To avoid missing an opportunity to shoot, charge the battery pack again
before you shoot.
Preparing the camera
1
Set the power switch to OFF.
2
Open the cover by sliding the
lever.
3
Insert the battery pack
completely, using the tip of
the battery to press the lock
lever.
Lock lever
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Close the cover.
5
Connect the camera to the AC Adaptor (supplied), using
the micro USB cable (supplied). Connect the AC Adaptor
to the wall outlet (wall socket).
Power cord
(Mains lead)
The charge lamp lights orange, and
charging starts.
• Set the power switch to OFF while
charging the battery. If the power
switch is set to ON, the camera
cannot charge the battery.
• When the charge lamp flashes,
remove and re-insert the battery
pack.
Preparing the camera
4
Charge lamp
Lit: Charging
Off: Charging finished
Flashing: Charging error or
charging temporarily stopped
because the temperature is
outside the recommended
range.
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Notes
Preparing the camera
• If the charge lamp on the camera flashes when the AC Adaptor is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket), this indicates that charging is temporarily stopped
because the temperature is outside the recommended range. When the temperature
gets back within the appropriate range, the charging resumes. We recommend
charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10 °C and 30 °C
(50 ºF and 86 ºF).
• The charge lamp may flash quickly when the battery pack is used for the first time,
or the battery pack has not been used for a long time. In such cases, remove the
battery pack and re-insert it, and then charge the battery pack.
• Do not try to charge the battery pack again right after it has been charged, or when
it has not been used after being charged. Doing so will affect the performance of
the battery pack.
• When charging is finished, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall
socket).
• Be sure to use only genuine Sony brand battery packs, micro USB cable (supplied)
and AC Adaptor (supplied).
x Charging time
The charging time is approximately 280 min. using the AC Adaptor
(supplied).
Notes
• The above charging time applies when charging a fully depleted battery pack at a
temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). Charging may take longer depending on conditions
of use and circumstances.
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x Charging by connecting to a computer
The battery pack can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer using
a micro USB cable.
Preparing the camera
Notes
• Note the following points when charging via a computer:
– If the camera is connected to a laptop computer that is not connected to a power
source, the laptop battery level decreases. Do not leave the camera connected to
a computer for an extended period of time.
– Do not turn on/off or restart the computer, or wake the computer to resume from
sleep mode when a USB connection has been established between the computer
and the camera. The camera may cause a malfunction. Before turning on/off, or
restarting the computer or waking the computer from sleep mode, disconnect the
camera from the computer.
– We do not guarantee operation with all computers. No guarantees are made for
charging using a custom-built computer, a modified computer, or charging via a
USB hub. You may not be able to operate the camera properly, depending on the
types of USB devices you are using at the same time.
z Using your camera abroad — Power source
You can use your camera and AC Adaptor in any countries/regions where the
power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz.
An electronic voltage transformer is unnecessary and its use may cause a
malfunction.
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x Checking the remaining battery level
Check the level with the following indicators and percent figures displayed on
the LCD screen.
“Battery
exhausted.”
Battery level
High
You cannot
Low shoot any more
image.
Preparing the camera
Notes
• The displayed battery power level may not be correct under certain circumstances.
z What is an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack?
An “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions
for exchanging information related to operating conditions with your camera.
Using the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack, the remaining battery time in percent
figures is displayed according to the operating conditions of your camera.
x Removing the battery pack
Turn off the camera, make sure that the
access lamp is not lit, slide the lock lever
in the direction of the arrow, and pull out
the battery pack. Be careful not to drop the
battery pack.
Lock lever
Access lamp
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Attaching/removing the lens
Set the power switch of the camera to OFF before you attach or remove the
lens.
1
If the cap or the packaging lid
is attached, remove it from the
camera or the lens.
2
Preparing the camera
• Quickly change the lens somewhere
away from dusty locations so as to
keep dust or debris from getting
inside the camera.
Mount the lens by aligning the
white index marks on the lens
and the camera.
• Hold the camera’s face downward
to prevent the dust from entering
into the camera.
3
While pushing the lens lightly
toward the camera, turn the
lens clockwise until it clicks
into the locked position.
• Be sure to put the lens on straight.
Notes
• When attaching a lens, do not press the lens release button.
• Do not use excessive force when attaching a lens.
• The Mount Adaptor (sold separately) is required to use an A-mount lens (sold
separately). For details, refer to the operating manual supplied with the Mount
Adaptor.
• When using a lens equipped with a tripod socket, attach the socket on the lens side
to the tripod to maintain balance.
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x Removing the lens
1
Press the lens release button
all the way in and turn the lens
counterclockwise until it
stops.
Preparing the camera
Lens release button
Notes
• If dust or debris gets inside the camera while you are changing the lens and
adheres to the surface of the image sensor (the part that converts the light source to
a digital signal), it may appear as dark spots on the image, depending on the
shooting environment. The camera vibrates slightly when it is turned off, due to
the anti-dust function, to prevent dust from adhering to the image sensor.
However, attach or remove the lens quickly somewhere away from dusty
locations.
• Do not leave the camera with the lens removed.
• When you want to use body caps or rear lens caps, please purchase ALC-B1EM
(Body cap) or ALC-R1EM (Rear lens cap) (sold separately).
• When you use a lens with a power zoom, set the power switch of the camera to
OFF and confirm that the lens is completely retracted before switching lenses. If
the lens has not retracted, do not press the lens in by force.
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Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
Open the cover.
2
Insert a memory card.
Preparing the camera
1
• Insert the memory card until it
clicks as illustrated.
Check on the direction of
the notched corner.
3
Close the cover.
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x Memory cards that you can use
You can use following types of memory cards with this camera. However,
proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all types of the memory cards.
Usable memory card
Still
image
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media
Movie
Term in this
manual
(Mark2)
“Memory Stick
PRO Duo” media
SD memory card
(Class 4 or more)
SD card
SDHC memory card
(Class 4 or more)
SDXC memory card
(Class 4 or more)
Preparing the camera
“Memory Stick PRO-HG
Duo” media
You cannot use MultiMediaCard.
Notes
• Images recorded on an SDXC memory card cannot be imported to or played on
computers or AV devices that are not compatible with exFAT. Make sure that the
device is compatible with exFAT before connecting it to the camera. If you
connect your camera to an incompatible device, you may be prompted to format
the card. Never format the card in response to this prompt, as doing so will erase
all data on the card. (exFAT is the file system used on SDXC memory cards.)
x Removing the memory card
Open the cover, make sure that the access
lamp is not lit, and push the memory card
once.
Access lamp
Notes
• When the access lamp is lit, do not remove the memory card or the battery pack, or
turn off the power. The data may be corrupted.
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Adjusting the viewfinder (diopter
adjustment)
Adjust the viewfinder so that you can see the screen displays clearly.
1
Turn the diopter-adjustment
dial.
Preparing the camera
Attaching/removing the eyepiece cup
It is recommended that you attach the eyepiece cup when you intend to use the
viewfinder.
1
Align the top of the eyepiece
cup with the viewfinder, and
snap it onto the bottom of the
viewfinder.
• To remove the eyepiece cup, push
on the sides and pull the eyepiece
cup off the viewfinder.
Notes
• Remove the eyepiece cup when you attach an accessory (sold separately) to the
Multi Interface Shoe.
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Setting the date and time
When you turn on the camera for the first time, the screen to set date and time
appears.
1
Set the power switch to ON to
turn on the camera.
Preparing the camera
The screen to set date and time
appears.
• To turn off the camera, set the
power switch to OFF.
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2
Press the center of the control
wheel.
3
Select your area by pressing
the right or left of the control
wheel and press the center.
4
Press the left or right of the
control wheel to select each
item, and press the top or
bottom, or turn it to select the
numeric value.
5
Preparing the camera
Daylight Svg.: Turns on or off the
daytime saving time setting.
Date Format: Selects the format to
display date.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM,
and noon as 12:00 PM.
Repeat step 4 to set other items, and then press the center
of the control wheel.
Notes
• You cannot superimpose the date on images on this camera. Using “PlayMemories
Home” stored on the CD-ROM (supplied), you can save or print images with date.
Refer to “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” for more details (page 67).
x Resetting the date and time/Checking the current
clock setting
Select MENU t [Setup] t [Date/Time Setup] (page 60).
x Maintaining the date and time setting
This camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date and
time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off, or the
battery is installed or not. For details, see page 90.
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Mastering the basic operation
Shooting still images
In the
(Intelligent Auto) mode, the camera analyzes the subject, and
allows you to shoot with appropriate settings.
Mastering the basic operation
1
Set the mode dial to
(Intelligent Auto).
2
Point the camera to the
subject.
When the camera recognizes the
scene, the Scene Recognition icon
and guide appear on the LCD screen:
(Night Scene),
(Tripod Night
Scene),
(Night Portrait),
Scene Recognition icon and guide
(Backlight),
(Backlight
Portrait),
(Portrait),
(Landscape),
(Macro),
(Spotlight), (Low Brightness),
or
(Baby).
3
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Adjust the zoom scale.
Lens with zooming lever: Slide
the zooming lever.
Lens with zooming ring: Rotate
the zooming ring.
• Optical zooming is not available
with a fixed focus lens.
• When you operate the lens with
power zoom, the camera shifts
automatically to the [Zoom] feature
of the camera when the
magnification scale is greater than
that of the optical zoom (page 36).
Zooming ring
Zooming lever
4
Press the shutter button
halfway down to focus.
When the focus is confirmed, beeps
sound and z lights up.
Mastering the basic operation
Focus indicator
5
Press the shutter button fully down.
When the camera detects and shoots a face with [Auto Port. Framing] set
to [Auto], the captured image is automatically trimmed into a suitable
composition. Both the original and the trimmed images are saved.
Recording movies
1
Point the camera to the subject.
2
Press the MOVIE button to
start recording.
• Focus and brightness are adjusted
automatically.
• If you press the shutter button
halfway down during recording,
you will be able to focus more
quickly.
3
MOVIE button
Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
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Notes
• The sound of the camera and the lens in operation might be recorded while
recording a movie. You can disable the sound recording by selecting MENU t
[Setup] t [Movie Audio Rec] t [Off] (page 60).
• The continuous recording time of a movie depends on the ambient temperature or
the condition of the camera.
• When you are recording continuously for a long time, you may feel that the
camera is warm. This is normal. Also, “Internal temp. high. Allow it to cool.” may
appear. In such cases, turn the camera off and wait until the camera is ready to
shoot again.
Playing back images
Mastering the basic operation
1
Press the
button.
(Playback)
The last recorded image is displayed
on the LCD screen.
• Press the center of the control wheel
to enlarge the displayed image.
(Playback) button
x Selecting the image
Turn the control wheel.
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x Playing back movies
1
Select MENU t [Playback]
t [Still/Movie Select] t
[Folder View(MP4)] or
[AVCHD View].
• To return to still image playback,
select [Folder View(Still)].
Mastering the basic operation
2
Turn the control wheel to select the desired movie, and
press the center.
During movie playback Control wheel operation
Pause/resume
Press the center.
Fast-forward
Press the right, or turn the control wheel clockwise.
Fast-rewind
Press the left, or turn the control wheel
counterclockwise.
Forward slow playback
Turn clockwise during pause.
Reverse slow playback*
Turn counterclockwise during pause.
Adjust sound volume
Press the bottom t top/bottom.
* The movie is played back frame-by-frame.
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Deleting images
You can delete the image that is currently displayed.
Mastering the basic operation
1
Press
2
Press the center of the control
wheel.
• Select
(Delete).
to quit the operation.
z Deleting several images
Select MENU t [Playback] t [Delete] to select and delete several images at
the same time.
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Operating the camera
The control wheel, control dial and soft keys allow you to use various
functions of the camera.
x Control wheel
Mastering the basic operation
When shooting, DISP (Display Contents),
(Exposure Comp.),
(Drive Mode) and
(ISO) functions are assigned to the control wheel. When
playing back, DISP (Display Contents) and
(Image Index) functions are
assigned to the control wheel.
When you turn or press the top/bottom/right/left parts of the control wheel
following the on-screen display, you can select setting items. Your selection is
determined when you press the center of the control wheel.
The arrow means you can
turn the control wheel.
When options are displayed
on the screen, you can
browse through them by
turning or pressing the top/
bottom/left/right parts of the
control wheel. Press the
center to make your choice.
• The application downloading function may not be available in some countries/
regions.
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x Control dial
You can set the aperture value and shutter speed, etc. by turning the control
dial. The setting value assigned to the control dial changes for each shooting
mode.
Control dial
Mastering the basic operation
Aperture value and shutter
speed, etc.
x Soft keys
The soft keys have different roles, depending on the context.
The assigned role (function) of each soft key is shown on the screen.
To use the function shown at the upper right corner of the screen, press soft
key A. To use the function shown at the lower right corner of the screen, press
soft key B. To use the function shown at the center, press the center of the
control wheel (soft key C).
In this manual, the soft keys are indicated by the icon or the function shown on
the screen.
A
C
B
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In this case, soft key A
works as the MENU
(Menu) button, and
soft key B as the
(View on Smartphone)
button.
Using the guide function of the camera
The camera provides various “Help Guides” which explain the functions, and
“Shooting tips” which introduce tips for better shooting. Use these guides to
make better use of the camera.
x Help Guides
The camera displays the Help Guides to explain the selected function, when
you change the setting, etc.
You can hide the Help Guides by selecting MENU t [Setup] t [Help Guide
Display] t [Off].
Mastering the basic operation
x Shooting tips
You can display shooting tips for better shooting from [Table of contents] by
selecting MENU t [Camera] t [Shooting Tip List].
You can also assign [Shoot. Tips] to the AEL button or soft key B.
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Using the recording functions
Zooming
With the [Zoom] feature of the camera, you can increase the magnification to a
scale greater than that of the optical zoom scale of the lens.
When using a lens with a power zoom, use the optical zoom of the lens and
then the camera shifts automatically to the [Zoom] feature of the camera.
When using a lens that is not equipped with a power zoom, follow the
instruction below after magnifying using the optical zoom.
1
Select MENU t [Camera] t
[Zoom] t desired value.
z The [Zoom] features available with this camera
The [Zoom] feature of the camera provides higher magnification by combining
various zoom features. The icon displayed on the LCD screen changes as
follows, according to the selected zoom feature.
Zoom scale
(low)
Zoom scale
(high)
: The [Zoom] feature of the camera is not used. (×1.0 is indicated.)
Smart Zoom: You can magnify images by trimming them partially.
(Available only when [Image Size] is set to [M] or [S].)
3
Clear Image Zoom: You can magnify images using high-resolution
image processing.
4
Digital Zoom: You can magnify images using image processing.
(The default setting is [Off].)
1
2
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Setting the function using [Photo Creativity]
You can operate the camera intuitively using [Photo Creativity], since the
[Photo Creativity] screen is designed for more intuitive operations than a
normal screen. You can shoot a subject with easy operations and obtain
creative photos easily.
Set the mode dial to
(Intelligent Auto) or
(Superior Auto).
2
Press the bottom of the
control wheel.
Using the recording functions
1
The [Photo Creativity] screen
appears.
3
Select the item you want to adjust by pressing the right/left
of the control wheel.
(Bkground Defocus): Adjusts the blurring of the background.
(Brightness): Adjusts the brightness.
(Color): Adjusts the color.
(Vividness): Adjusts the vividness.
(Picture Effect): Selects the desired effect filter for shooting.
4
Select the desired setting by turning the control wheel.
• Repeat Steps 3 – 4 to combine the various functions.
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Notes
• [Photo Creativity] is only available when an E-mount lens is mounted.
• [Photo Creativity] is only available when [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto] is
selected.
x Defocusing the background easily (Background
Defocus Control)
1
Select
2
Defocus the background by
turning the control wheel.
(Bkground Defocus) (page 37).
: You can focus on both the
subject and the background.
: You can defocus the
background.
• Select AUTO to restore the original
status.
• You can record a movie with a
value adjusted with the defocusing
effect.
Notes
• The defocusing effect may not be noticeable, depending on the distance from the
subject or the lens used.
z Tips for a better result of Background Defocus
• Move closer to the subject.
• Lengthen the distance between the subject and the background.
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x Picture Effect
1
Select
2
Select the desired effect by turning the control wheel.
(Picture Effect) (page 37).
Using the recording functions
(Off): Disables the Picture Effect function.
(Toy Camera): Creates the look of a Toy Camera photo with
shaded corners and pronounced colors.
(Pop Color): Creates a vivid look by emphasizing color tones.
(Posterization: Color): Creates a high contrast, abstract look by
heavily emphasizing primary colors.
(Posterization: B/W): Creates a high contrast, abstract look in
black and white.
(Retro Photo): Creates the look of an aged photo with sepia color
tones and faded contrast.
(Soft High-key): Creates an image with the indicated atmosphere:
bright, transparent, ethereal, tender, soft.
(Partial Color): Creates an image which retains the
specified color, but converts others to black and white.
(High Contrast Mono.): Creates an image with high contrast in
black and white.
• You can use more picture effects. Select MENU t [Brightness/Color]
t [Picture Effect].
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Adjusting the brightness of still images
(Exposure compensation)
You can adjust the exposure in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV.
1
Press
(Exposure Comp.)
on the control wheel.
2
Turn the control wheel or the control dial to select the
desired value, and press the center.
• When the image is too bright, set [Exposure Comp.] toward –.
• When the image is too dark, set [Exposure Comp.] toward +.
Using the self-timer
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1
Press
(Drive Mode) on
the control wheel.
2
Turn the control wheel to select
(Self-timer).
3
Press OPTION, and then turn the control wheel to select
the desired mode and press the center.
(Self-timer: 10 Sec): Sets the 10-second delay self-timer. Use this
when you want to include yourself in the picture.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and beeps
until the shutter operates.
(Self-timer: 2 Sec): Sets the 2-second delay self-timer. You can
prevent blur caused by camera-shake that occurs when the shutter button
is pressed.
• To cancel the timer, press
(Drive Mode) again.
z Shooting continuously using the self-timer
(Drive Mode). The camera starts
Using the recording functions
Select
(Self-timer(Cont)) from
continuous recording after 10 seconds.
Shooting still images continuously
The camera records images continuously while you press and hold down the
shutter button.
1
Press
(Drive Mode) on
the control wheel.
2
Turn the control wheel to select
press the center.
(Cont. Shooting), and
z Shooting continuously at a higher speed
Select
(Spd Priority Cont.) from
(Drive Mode) to shoot
continuously at higher speed (max. 10 images per second).
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Changing the screen display (DISP)
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1
Press DISP (Display
Contents) on the control
wheel.
2
Press DISP repeatedly to select the desired mode.
During shooting
Graphic Display: Shows basic shooting information. Graphically
shows the shutter speed and aperture value, except for when [Shoot
Mode] is set to [Sweep Panorama].
Display All Info.: Shows recording information.
Big Font Size Disp.: Shows only major items in a larger size.
No Disp. Info.: Does not show recording information.
Level: Displays an indicator guide showing the angle of
inclination of the camera to the front, back, left or right side.
Histogram: Displays the luminance distribution graphically.
For viewfinder: Shows only shooting information on the screen (no
image). Select this mode when you shoot using a viewfinder. Press the Fn
(Function) button and select the function for which you want to change
the setting. The setting screen for the selected function opens. (Quick
Navi)
During playback
Display Info.: Shows recording information.
Histogram: Displays the luminance distribution graphically, in addition
to recording information.
No Disp. Info.: Does not show recording information.
Shooting with various shooting modes
1
Select the shooting mode
by turning the mode dial.
Using the recording functions
(Intelligent Auto): The
camera evaluates the subject and
makes the proper settings.
SCN (Scene Selection):
Shoots with preset settings
according to the subject or
condition.
(Sweep Panorama): Shoots with panoramic size.
M (Manual Exposure): Adjusts the aperture and shutter speed.
S (Shutter Priority): Adjusts the shutter speed to express the movement
of the subject.
A (Aperture Priority): Adjusts the range in focus, or defocuses the
background.
P (Program Auto): Automatic shooting that allows you to customize
settings, except for the exposure (shutter speed and aperture).
(Superior Auto): Shoots images with a wider range of shooting
functions than those of Intelligent Auto shooting. Recognizes and
evaluates the shooting conditions automatically, performs Auto HDR, and
chooses the best image.
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x Scene Selection
1
Select SCN (Scene Selection) (page 43).
2
Turn the control wheel to select the desired mode, and
press the center.
• You can select another Scene Selection mode by turning the control
dial.
(Portrait): Blurs away backgrounds and sharpens the subject.
Accentuate skin tones softly.
(Landscape): Shoots the entire range of scenery in sharp focus with
vivid colors.
(Macro): Shoots close-ups of the subjects such as flowers, insects,
food, or small items.
(Sports Action): Shoots a moving subject at a fast shutter speed so
that the subject looks as if it is standing still. The camera shoots images
continuously while the shutter button is pressed.
(Sunset): Shoots the red of the sunset beautifully.
(Night Portrait): Shoots portraits in night scenes. Pop up the flash
to use this mode.
(Night Scene): Shoots night scenes without losing the dark
atmosphere.
(Hand-held Twilight): Shoots night scenes with less noise and
blur without using a tripod. A burst of shots are taken, and image
processing is applied to reduce subject blur, camera-shake, and noise.
(Anti Motion Blur): Allows you to shoot indoor shots without
using the flash and reduces subject blur. The camera shoots burst images
and combines them to create the image, reducing subject blur and noise.
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x Sweep Panorama
While you pan the camera, the camera shoots several images and composes
them into one panoramic image.
1
Set the shooting mode to
(page 43).
2
Select the shooting direction by turning the control dial.
3
Point the camera at the
subject for which you want to
set the brightness and focus,
and then press the shutter
button halfway down.
(Sweep Panorama)
Using the recording functions
This part will not be taken.
4
Keep the shutter button pressed halfway down and point
the camera at the edge of the subject, and then press the
shutter button fully down.
5
Pan the camera to the end,
following the guidance on the
LCD screen.
Guidance bar
Notes
• The camera shoots continuously during [Sweep Panorama] recording, and the
shutter continues to click until shooting is finished.
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z Playing back scrolling panoramic images
You can scroll panoramic images from the beginning to the end by pressing the
center of the control wheel while panoramic images are being displayed. Press
the center of the control wheel again to pause.
• Panoramic images shot with other cameras may
not be displayed or scrolled correctly.
This indicator shows the
displayed area of the
whole panoramic image.
x Shutter Priority
You can express the movement of a moving subject in various ways by
adjusting the shutter speed, for example, at the instant of the movement with
high speed shutter, or as a trailing image with low speed shutter.
1
Select S (Shutter Priority) (page 43).
2
Turn the control dial to select the desired value.
z Shutter speed
When a faster shutter speed is used, a moving
subject such as a running person, cars, and sea
spray appears as if they are stopped.
When a slower shutter speed is used, a trailing
image of the movement of the subject is captured
to make more natural and dynamic image.
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x Aperture Priority
You can adjust the range in focus, or defocuses the background.
1
Select A (Aperture Priority) (page 43).
2
Turn the control dial to select the desired value.
• You can record a movie with a value adjusted with [Aperture Priority].
x Program Auto/Superior Auto
In [Superior Auto] mode, the camera shoots with higher quality than
[Intelligent Auto] mode and perform composite shooting as necessary.
In [Program Auto] mode, you can shoot after adjusting various functions, such
as white balance, ISO, etc.
Select (Program Auto) or
(page 43).
2
Press the shutter button.
Shooting mode
(Intelligent Auto)
(Program Auto)
Using the recording functions
1
(Superior Auto)
Your purpose
• Select this mode to easily recognize the scene and
shoot continuous images.
• Select this mode to shoot with various functions other
than the exposure (shutter speed and aperture)
adjusted.
• Select this mode to shoot scenes under difficult
circumstances, such as when you have dark scenes, or
(Superior Auto)
back-lit subjects.
• Select this mode to shoot a higher quality image than
that offered by [Intelligent Auto].
Notes
• In [Superior Auto] mode, the recording process takes longer, since the camera
must make a composite image.
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Selecting the flash mode
1
When you want to fire the
flash, press the (flash popup) button to pop up the flash.
• When you do not intend to use the
flash, push it back in place with
your finger.
(flash pop-up) button
2
Select MENU t [Camera] t
[Flash Mode].
3
Turn the control wheel to select the desired mode, and
press the center.
(Flash Off): Does not fire even if the flash is raised.
(Autoflash): Fires in dark environments or when shooting towards
bright light.
(Fill-flash): Fires every time you trigger the shutter.
(Slow Sync.): Fires every time you trigger the shutter. Slow sync
shooting allows you to shoot a clear image of both the subject and the
background.
(Rear Sync.): Fires right before the exposure is completed every
time you trigger the shutter. A trailing image of the movement of the
subject is captured to make more natural image.
(Wireless): This mode is effective when you attach a remote controlcompatible external flash (sold separately) to the camera, and shoot with a
wireless flash (sold separately), placed away from the camera.
• The selectable items of the flash mode depends on the shooting mode
(page 64).
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• When the camera is charging the flash,
blinks on the LCD screen. You cannot
press the shutter button when this icon is blinking.
The flash range
The range of the flash depends on the ISO sensitivity and aperture value.
F2.8
F3.5
F5.6
ISO100
1 m – 2.1 m
(3.3 feet – 6.9 feet)
1 m – 1.7 m
(3.3 feet – 5.6 feet)
1 m – 1.1 m
(3.3 feet – 3.6 feet)
ISO3200
5.6 m – 12 m
(18 feet – 39 feet)
4.5 m – 9.7 m
(15 feet – 32 feet)
2.8 m – 6 m
(9.2 feet – 20 feet)
Setting using the Fn (Function) button
1
Press the Fn (Function)
button.
Using the recording functions
Fn (Function)
button
2
Select a desired function by pressing the right/left side of
the control wheel.
3
Turn the control wheel to select the desired settings.
z How to assign other functions to the Fn (Function)
button
The following functions are assigned to the Fn (Function) button by the default
settings.
(AF/MF Select)/
(Autofocus Mode)/
(Autofocus Area)/
(White Balance)/
(Metering Mode)/
(Picture Effect)
You can change the functions assigned to the Fn (Function) button by selecting
MENU t [Setup] t [Function Menu Settings].
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Fixing the exposure using the AEL button
1
Focus on the spot for which you want to set the exposure.
2
Press the AEL button.
3
The exposure value is fixed and the
(AE lock) lights up.
AEL
button
Holding the AEL button down, focus on your subject and
shoot.
z How to keep the AE locked after you have released
the AEL button
Select MENU t [Setup] t [Custom Key Settings] t [Func. of AEL button]
t [AEL toggle].
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Selecting the image size/record setting
The image size determines the size of the image file that is recorded when you
take an image. The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced
when the image is printed on large format paper. The smaller the image size,
the more images can be recorded.
In the case of movies, the larger the bit-rate, the higher the image quality.
1
Select MENU t [Image Size] t [Image Size].
For movie recording, select MENU t [Image Size] t
[Record Setting].
2
Select the desired mode.
Movie
Bit-rate
Recording
60i 24M(FX)*
50i 24M(FX)**
Maximum
24 Mbps
Records high image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (60i/50i).
60i 17M(FH)*
50i 17M(FH)**
Average
17 Mbps
Records standard image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (60i/50i).
60p 28M(PS)* Maximum
50p 28M(PS)** 28 Mbps
Records highest image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (60p/50p).
24p 24M(FX)* Maximum
25p 24M(FX)** 24 Mbps
Records high image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a
cinema-like atmosphere.
24p 17M(FH)* Average
25p 17M(FH)** 17 Mbps
Records standard image quality movies of
1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a
cinema-like atmosphere.
[File Format]: [MP4] Bit-rate
Using the recording functions
[File Format]:
[AVCHD]
Recording
1440×1080
12M
Average
12 Mbps
Records movies of 1440×1080.
VGA 3M
Average
3 Mbps
Records movies of VGA size.
* 1080 60i-compatible device
** 1080 50i-compatible device
Notes
• When you print still images recorded with 16:9 aspect ratio, and panoramic
images, both edges may be cut off.
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Using the playback functions
Displaying the image list
1
Press the
(Playback)
button to enter playback
mode.
(Playback) button
2
Press
(Image Index) on
the control wheel.
Six images are displayed at a time.
3
Turn the control wheel to select an image.
• To return to the single-image screen, select the desired image, and press
the center.
z Displaying a desired folder
To select a desired folder, select the bar
on the left of the image index screen, and
then press the top/bottom parts of the
control wheel. You can switch between
still image playback and movie playback
by pressing the center of the control
wheel.
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Viewing images on a TV
To view images on the camera using a TV, an HDMI cable (sold separately)
and an HD TV equipped with an HDMI connector are required.
1
Connect the camera to the TV
with an HDMI cable (sold
separately).
To the HDMI
connector
HDMI cable
To the HDMI
terminal
Using the playback functions
Notes
• Use an HDMI mini connector on one end (for the camera), and a plug suitable for
connecting your TV on the other end.
z Using your camera abroad
To view movies shot using this camera on a TV, the camera and TV must use
the same color television system.
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Checking the functions available
Menu list
When you press MENU, the menu items [Camera], [Image Size], [Brightness/
Color], [Playback], [Application]* and [Setup] appear on the screen.
You can set various functions in each item. Items that cannot be set in the
context are displayed in gray.
* The application downloading function may not be available in some countries/
regions.
x Camera
Allows you to set shooting functions, such as continuous shooting, self-timer,
and flash.
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Drive Mode
Selects the drive mode, such as continuous shooting,
self-timer, or bracket shooting.
(Single Shooting/Cont. Shooting/Spd Priority Cont./
Self-timer/Self-timer(Cont)/ Bracket: Cont./Remote
Cdr.)
Flash Mode
Selects the method used to fire the flash.
(Flash Off/Autoflash/Fill-flash/Slow Sync./Rear
Sync./Wireless)
AF/MF Select
Selects auto focusing or manual focusing.
(Autofocus/DMF/Manual Focus)
Autofocus Area
Selects the area to be focused on.
(Multi/Center/Flexible Spot)
Autofocus Mode
Selects the autofocus method.
(Single-shot AF/Continuous AF)
Object Tracking
Keeps the focus on a subject while tracking it.
Zoom
Sets the zoom scale of the [Zoom] feature of the
camera.
Face Detection
Detects people’s faces automatically, and adjusts
focus and exposure to suit the faces.
(On (Regist. Faces)/On/Off)
Registers or changes the person to be given priority in
the focus.
(New Registration/Order Exchanging/Delete/Delete
All)
Smile Shutter
Each time the camera detects a smile, the camera
releases the shutter automatically.
(Off/On)
Auto Port. Framing
Analyzes the scene when capturing a face and saves
another image with a more impressive composition.
(Off/Auto)
Soft Skin Effect
Shoots the skin smoothly in the Face Detection
function.
(On/Off)
Shooting Tip List
Allows you to access all shooting tips.
LCD Display (DISP)
Switches the information to be displayed on the
shooting screen on the LCD screen.
(Graphic Display/Display All Info./Big Font Size
Disp./No Disp. Info./Level/Histogram/For
viewfinder)
Finder Display(DISP)
Switches the information to be displayed on the
shooting screen on the viewfinder.
(Disp. Basic Info/Level/Histogram)
DISP Button(Monitor)
Sets the screen display modes to be displayed on the
LCD screen by pressing the DISP button.
(Graphic Display/Display All Info./Big Font Size
Disp./No Disp. Info./Level/Histogram/For
viewfinder)
Checking the functions available
Face Registration
x Image Size
Allows you to set the image size and aspect ratio, etc.
Still
Image Size
Selects the image size.
(3:2: L: 16M/ M: 8.4M/ S: 4.0M)
(16:9: L: 14M/ M: 7.1M/ S: 3.4M)
Aspect Ratio
Selects the aspect ratio.
(3:2/16:9)
Quality
Selects the compression format.
(RAW/RAW & JPEG/Fine/Standard)
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Panorama
Image Size
Selects the image size.
(Standard/Wide)
Panorama Direction
Selects the direction to pan the camera when shooting
panoramic images.
(Right/Left/Up/Down)
Movie
File Format
Selects AVCHD or MP4.
Record Setting
Selects the image size, frame rate, and image quality
of movies.
(AVCHD: 60i/50i 24M (FX) / 60i/50i 17M (FH) /
60p/50p 28M (PS) / 24p/25p 24M (FX) / 24p/25p
17M (FH))
(MP4: 1440×1080 12M/VGA 3M)
x Brightness/Color
Allows you to make brightness settings such as metering mode, and color
settings such as white balance.
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Exposure Comp.
Compensates for the brightness of the entire image.
(–3.0EV to +3.0EV)
ISO
Sets the ISO sensitivity.
(ISO AUTO/100 - 25600)
White Balance
Adjusts the color tones according to the ambient light
conditions.
(Auto WB/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/
Fluor.: Warm White/Fluor.: Cool White/Fluor.: Day
White/Fluor.: Daylight/Flash/C.Temp./Filter/Custom/
Custom Setup)
Metering Mode
Selects the method used for measuring the brightness.
(Multi/Center/Spot)
Flash Comp.
Adjusts the amount of flash light.
(–2.0EV to +2.0EV)
DRO/Auto HDR
Corrects the brightness or contrast automatically.
(Off/D-Range Opt./Auto HDR)
Picture Effect
Shoots with the desired effects to express a unique
atmosphere.
(Off/Toy Camera/Pop Color/Posterization/Retro
Photo/Soft High-key/Partial Color/High Contrast
Mono./Soft Focus/HDR Painting/Rich-tone Mono./
Miniature)
Creative Style
Selects the image processing method.
(Standard/Vivid/Portrait/Landscape/Sunset/Black &
White)
x Playback
Allows you to set playback functions.
Deletes images.
(Multiple Img./All in Folder/All AVCHD view files)
Still/Movie Select
Allows you to determine how to group the playback
images (View mode).
(Folder View(Still)/Folder View(MP4)/AVCHD
View)
Slide Show
Plays back images automatically.
(Repeat/Interval/Image Type)
View on Smartphone
Transfers the images to a smartphone and displays
them.
(This Image/All Images on This Date/All Images in
The Device)
Send to Computer
Transfers the images to a computer that is connected
to the network for backup.
View on TV
Transfers the images to a TV that is connected to the
network for viewing.
Specify Printing
Selects the images to print, or makes printing settings.
(DPOF Setup/Date Imprint)
Image Index
Selects the number of images to be displayed on the
index screen.
(6 Images/12 Images)
Enlarge Image
Checking the functions available
Delete
Enlarges the image.
Rotate
Rotates images.
Protect
Protects images, or cancels the protection.
(Multiple Img./Cancel All Images/Cancel All
Movies(MP4)/Cancel All AVCHD view files)
Volume Settings
Sets the sound volume of movies.
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Display Contents
Switches the information to be displayed on the
playback screen.
(Display Info./Histogram/No Disp. Info.)
x Application
You can add the desired functions to your camera by connecting to the
application downloading website “PlayMemories Camera Apps” via the
Internet.
x Setup
Allows you to make more detailed shooting settings, or change the camera
settings.
Shooting Settings
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AEL w/ shutter
Sets whether or not to fix the exposure when you press
the shutter button halfway down.
(On/Off)
AF Illuminator
Sets the AF illuminator to assist auto-focusing in dim
places.
(Auto/Off)
Phase Detection AF
Area
Sets whether to display the Phase Detection AF
ranging points on the screen.
(On/Off)
Red Eye Reduction
Provides pre-flash before shooting when using the
flash, to prevent eyes from being shot in red.
(On/Off)
FINDER/LCD Setting
Sets how to switch between an Electronic Viewfinder
and the LCD screen.
(Auto/Viewfinder/LCD Monitor)
Live View Display
Allows you to choose whether or not to show the
value of exposure compensation, etc. on the screen
display.
(Setting Effect ON/Setting Effect OFF)
Auto Review
Sets the display time of the image right after shooting.
(10 Sec/5 Sec/2 Sec/Off)
Grid Line
Turns on the grid line that helps you to adjust the
composition of images.
(Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/
Off)
Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges with a specific
color.
(High/Mid/Low/Off)
Peaking Color
Sets the color used for the peaking function.
(White/Red/Yellow)
Clear Image Zoom
Zooms an image with higher quality than Digital
Zoom.
(On/Off)
Digital Zoom
Zooms an image with higher magnification than Clear
Image Zoom. This feature can be also available in
movie recording.
(On/Off)
S. Auto Image Extract.
Sets whether or not to save all the images that were
shot continuously in Superior Auto mode.
(Auto/Off)
MF Assist
Displays an enlarged image when focusing manually.
(On/Off)
MF Assist Time
Sets the length of time the image will be shown in an
enlarged form.
(No Limit/5 Sec/2 Sec)
Color Space
Changes the range of color reproduction.
(sRGB/AdobeRGB)
SteadyShot
Sets camera-shake compensation.
(On/Off)
Release w/o Lens
Sets whether or not to release the shutter when there is
no lens.
(Enable/Disable)
Eye-Start AF
Sets whether or not to use autofocus when you look
through an Electronic Viewfinder with the LA-EA2
Mount Adaptor attached (sold separately).
(On/Off)
Front Curtain Shutter
Sets whether or not to use the electronic front curtain
shutter function.
(On/Off)
Long Exposure NR
Sets the noise reduction processing for long exposure
shootings.
(On/Off)
High ISO NR
Sets the noise reduction processing for high ISO
sensitivity shootings.
(Normal/Low)
Checking the functions available
Peaking Level
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Lens Comp.: Shading
Compensates for the shaded corners of the screen.
(Auto/Off)
Lens Comp.: Chro.
Aber.
Reduces the color deviation at the corners of the
screen.
(Auto/Off)
Lens Comp.: Distortion
Compensates for distortion on the screen.
(Auto/Off)
Face Priority Tracking
Sets whether to preferentially-track a certain face or
not when the camera detects that face during object
tracking.
(On/Off)
Auto Slow Shutter
Sets whether or not to adjust the shutter speed
automatically when recording movies if the subject is
dark.
(On/Off)
Movie Audio Rec
Sets whether or not to record sound when recording a
movie.
(On/Off)
Wind Noise Reduct.
Reduces wind noise during movie recording.
(On/Off)
AF Micro Adj.
Finely adjusts the autofocused position, when using
the LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor (sold separately).
(AF Adjustment Setting/amount/Clear)
Main Settings
Menu start
Selects a first-displayed menu from the top menu or
the last menu screen.
(Top/Previous)
Function Menu Settings Assigns functions to the Fn (Function) button.
MOVIE Button
Sets whether or not to activate the MOVIE button.
(On/Off)
Custom Key Settings
Assigns functions to the various keys.
(Func. of AEL button/Soft key B Setting)
Beep
Selects the sound produced when you operate the
camera.
(On/Off)
Language
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Selects the language used on the screen.
Date/Time Setup
Sets the date and time.
Area Setting
Selects the area where you are using the camera.
Turns the Help Guide on or off.
(On/Off)
Power Save
Sets the level of the power saving feature.
(Max/Standard)
Power Saving Start
Time
Sets the time to turn the camera to the power save
mode.
(30 Min/5 Min/1 Min/20 Sec/10 Sec)
LCD Brightness
Sets the brightness of the LCD screen.
(Manual/Sunny Weather)
Viewfinder Bright.
Sets the brightness of an Electronic Viewfinder.
(Auto/Manual)
Display Color
Selects the color of the LCD screen.
(Black/White/Blue/Pink)
Wide Image
Selects a method to display wide images.
(Full Screen/Normal)
Playback Display
Selects the method used to play back portrait images.
(Auto Rotate/Manual Rotate)
HDMI Resolution
Set resolution when connected to HDMI TV.
(Auto/1080p/1080i)
CTRL FOR HDMI
Sets whether or not to operate the camera with a
“BRAVIA” Sync-compliant TV’s Remote Control.
(On/Off)
USB Connection
Selects the appropriate USB connection method for
each computer or USB device connected to the
camera.
(Auto/Mass Storage/MTP)
Cleaning Mode
Allows you to clean the image sensor.
Version
Displays the version of the camera and the lens.
Demo Mode
Sets whether or not to display the demonstration with
movies.
(On/Off)
Initialize
Resets the camera to the default settings.
(Reset Default/Factory Reset)
Checking the functions available
Help Guide Display
Memory Card Tool
Format
Formats the memory card.
File Number
Selects the method to use to assign file numbers to
still images and MP4 movies.
(Series/Reset)
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Folder Name
Selects the folder name format in which the still image
is stored.
(Standard Form/Date Form)
Select Shoot. Folder
Selects the recording folder to which still images and
MP4 movies are recorded.
New Folder
Creates a new folder to which still images and MP4
movies are recorded.
Recover Image DB
Repairs the image database file when inconsistencies
are found.
Display Card Space
Displays the remaining recording time of movies and
the recordable number of still images on the memory
card.
Eye-Fi Setup*
Upload Settings
Sets whether to use the upload function of the camera
with an Eye-Fi card.
(On/Off)
Network Settings
WPS Push
You can register the access point to the camera easily
by pushing the WPS button.
Access Point Settings
You can register your access point manually.
Edit Device Name
You can change the device name under Wi-Fi Direct.
Disp MAC Address
Displays the MAC address of the camera.
Reset View on
Smartphone
Resets the connecting information for [View on
Smartphone].
Reset Network Settings Resets all the network settings to default settings.
* This setting appears when an Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. Do not use an
Eye-Fi card inserted in the camera on an airplane. If an Eye-Fi card is inserted in
the camera, set [Upload Settings] to [Off].
Eye-Fi cards can be used only in the countries/regions where they were
purchased. Use Eye-Fi cards in accordance with the law of the countries/regions
where you purchased the card.
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Functions available for each shooting mode
The functions you can use depend on the selected shooting mode.
In the table below,
indicates the function is available, and a – indicates the
function is not available.
The functions you cannot use are displayed in gray on the screen.
Shoot Mode
(Intelligent
Auto)
SCN (Scene
Selection)
Exposure
Comp.
Self-timer
Cont.
Shooting
Face
Detection
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
(Sweep
Panorama)
–
–
–
–
Checking the functions available
–
–
M (Manual
Exposure)
Picture Effect
–
–
–
–
S (Shutter Priority)
A (Aperture
Priority)
P (Program Auto)
(Superior
Auto)
–
–
Notes
• The functions available may be limited also by conditions other than the shooting
mode.
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Flash modes available
The flash modes you can select depend on the shooting mode and functions
selected.
In the table below,
indicates the function is available, and a – indicates the
function is not available.
The flash modes you cannot select are displayed in gray on the screen.
Shoot Mode
Flash Off
Autoflash
Fill-flash
(Intelligent
Auto)
SCN
(Scene
Selection)
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
(Sweep
Panorama)
Slow Sync. Rear Sync. Wireless
*
M (Manual
Exposure)
–
–
**
S (Shutter Priority)
–
–
**
A (Aperture
Priority)
–
–
**
P (Program Auto)
–
–
**
(Superior
Auto)
–
–
–
* The camera emits flash light in slow synchro mode if the flash is necessary.
** The [Wireless] setting cannot be used with the camera’s internal flash.
Notes
• The flash modes may be limited also by conditions other than the shooting mode.
• Even if you select a workable flash mode, the flash does not fire unless it is raised.
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Importing images to the computer
Installing the software
To utilize images recorded with the camera, the following software is provided
with CD-ROM (supplied):
• “Image Data Converter”
You can open RAW format image files.
• “PlayMemories Home” (Windows only)
You can import still images or movies recorded with the camera to your
computer so that you can view them, and use various convenient features to
enhance the images you have shot.
Notes
• Log on as Administrator.
• Use “Image Data Converter” to play back RAW images.
• If “PMB” (Picture Motion Browser) supplied with a camera that was purchased
before 2011 has already been installed on the computer, “PMB” will be
overwritten by “PlayMemories Home,” and you may be unable to use some
functions of “PMB” that were previously available.
• “PlayMemories Home” is not compatible with Mac computers. When you play
back images on Mac computers, use the appropriate application software supplied
with the Mac computer.
x Windows
OS (pre-installed)
Microsoft Windows XP* SP3/Windows Vista** SP2/
Windows 7 SP1
“PlayMemories
Home”
CPU: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster
For playing/editing the High Definition movies: Intel Core
Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or
faster (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (AVC HD (FX/
FH)), Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz or faster (AVC HD PS))
Memory: Windows XP 512 MB or more (1 GB or more is
recommended), Windows Vista/Windows 7 1 GB or more
Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation—
approximately 500 MB
Display: Screen resolution—1024 × 768 dots or more
“Image Data
Converter Ver.4”
CPU/Memory: Pentium 4 or faster/1 GB or more
Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more
* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. Windows Image Mastering
API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.
** Starter (Edition) is not supported.
Importing images to the computer
The following computer environment is recommended when using the
supplied software and importing images via a USB connection.
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1
Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied)
into the CD-ROM drive.
The installation menu screen appears.
• If the installation menu does not appear, double-click [Computer] (For
Windows XP: [My Computer]) t
(PMHOME) t [Install.exe].
• If the AutoPlay screen appears, select “Run Install.exe” and follow the
instructions that appear on the screen to proceed with the installation.
2
Connect the camera to the computer.
3
Click [Install].
4
Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete.
• Make sure that both “Image Data Converter” and “PlayMemories
Home” are checked and follow the instructions on the screen.
• When the restarting confirmation message appears, restart the computer
following the instructions on the screen.
• DirectX may be installed depending on the system environment of your
computer.
The following software is installed and shortcut icons appear on the
desktop.
“Image Data Converter”
“PlayMemories Home”
“PlayMemories Home Help Guide”
x Mac
The following computer environment is recommended when using the
supplied software and importing images via a USB connection.
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OS (pre-installed)
USB Connection: Mac OS X v10.3 to v10.8
“Image Data Converter”: Mac OS X v10.5 to v10.8
“Image Data
Converter Ver.4”
CPU: Intel processor, such as Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/
Core 2 Duo
Memory: 1 GB or more is recommended.
Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more
1
Turn on your Mac computer, and insert the CD-ROM
(supplied) into the CD-ROM drive.
2
Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
3
Copy the [IDC_INST.pkg] file in the [MAC] folder to the
hard disk icon.
4
Double-click the [IDC_INST.pkg] file in the destination
folder.
• Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
What you can do with the supplied software
x “PlayMemories Home”
Importing images to the computer
With “PlayMemories Home,” you can do the following:
• You can import images shot with the camera to your computer and display
them on the computer.
• You can trim and resize images.
• You can organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to
view them.
• You can retouch (Red Eye Correction, etc.), print, send still images as e-mail
attachments and change the shooting date.
• You can print or save still images with the date.
• You can create a Blu-ray Disc, AVCHD disc or DVD disc from AVCHD
movies imported to a computer. (An internet connection environment is
required when a Blu-ray Disc/DVD disc is created for the first time.)
For details on “PlayMemories Home,” refer to “PlayMemories Home Help
Guide”.
Double-click the shortcut of
(PlayMemories Home Help Guide) on the
desktop, or click [Start] t [All Programs] t [PlayMemories Home] t
[PlayMemories Home Help Guide].
“PlayMemories Home” support page (English only)
http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/
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Notes
• “PlayMemories Home” is not compatible with Mac computers. When you play
back images on Mac computers, use the appropriate application software supplied
with the Mac computer.
• Movies recorded with the [60p 28M(PS)/50p 28M(PS)]/[60i 24M(FX)/50i
24M(FX)]/[24p 24M(FX)/25p 24M(FX)] setting in [Record Setting] are converted
by “PlayMemories Home” in order to create an AVCHD recording disc. This
conversion can take a long time. Also, you cannot create a disc in the original
image quality. If you want to keep the original image quality, store your movies on
a Blu-ray Disc.
x “Image Data Converter”
With “Image Data Converter,” you can do the following:
• You can play back and edit images recorded in RAW format with various
corrections, such as tone curve and sharpness.
• You can adjust images with white balance, exposure, and [Creative Style],
etc.
• You can save the images displayed and edited on a computer.
You can either save the image as RAW format or save it in the general file
format.
• You can display and compare the RAW images and JPEG images recorded
by this camera.
• You can rank images in 5 grades.
• You can apply color labels, etc.
For details on “Image Data Converter,” refer to Help.
Click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Image Data Converter] t [Help] t
[Image Data Converter Ver.4].
“Image Data Converter” support page (English only)
http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/
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Adding functions to the camera
Adding functions to the camera
You can add the desired functions to your camera by connecting to the
application downloading website
(PlayMemories Camera Apps) via the
Internet.
For example, the following functions are available:
• You can control the camera using a Smartphone.
• You can use various effects for shooting images.
• You can upload images to network services directly from the camera.
Some applications may be fee-based.
x Starting up downloading services
1
Access the application
downloading website.
http://www.sony.net/pmca
• Use Internet Explorer 8 or 9 for
Windows, and Safari 5 for Mac.
2
Follow the instructions on the screen and acquire a service
account.
Adding functions to the camera
• Follow the instructions on the screen to download the desired
application to the camera.
Notes
• The application downloading function may not be available in some countries and
regions. For details, refer to the application downloading website above.
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x Downloading the application
1
Access the application downloading website.
2
Select the desired application To the USB terminal
and download the application
to the camera following the
instructions on the screen.
http://www.sony.net/pmca
• Use Internet Explorer 8 or 9 for Windows, and Safari 5 for Mac.
• Connect the computer and the
camera using the micro USB Cable
(supplied), following the
instructions on the screen.
USB Cable
(supplied)
To the USB terminal
z How to download applications directly using Wi-Fi
function of the camera
You can download applications using the Wi-Fi function without connecting to
a computer.
Select MENU t [Application] t
(PlayMemories Camera Apps), then
follow the instructions on the screen to download applications.
Acquire a service account in advance (page 69).
x Launching the downloaded application
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Select MENU t [Application] t desired application to
launch.
Connecting the camera to a network
Transferring images to a Smartphone
You can transfer still images to a Smartphone and view them. Download the
application “PlayMemories Mobile” to your Smartphone from the application
store.
1
Press
(View on
Smartphone) and select the
desired mode.
2
Connecting the camera to a network
• If another function is assigned to
soft key B, select MENU t
[Playback] t [View on
Smartphone].
This Image: Transfers the most
recently shot or played back image to
the Smartphone.
All Images on This Date:
Transfers all still images in the same
date range as the most recently shot
or played back image to the
Smartphone.
All Images in The Device:
Transfers all still images in the
camera to the Smartphone.
If the camera is ready for the
transfer, the information
screen appears on the
camera. Connect the
Smartphone and the camera
using that information.
• For details on operation of the
Smartphone, refer to
“α Handbook.”
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Notes
• Some images may not be displayed on the Smartphone, depending on the
recording format.
• The camera shares the connection information for [View on Smartphone] with a
device that has permission to connect. If you want to change the device that is
permitted to connect to the camera, reset the connection information by following
these steps. MENU t [Setup] t [Reset View on Smartphone]. After resetting
the connection information, you must register the Smartphone again.
• “PlayMemories Mobile” is not available in some countries/regions. [View on
Smartphone] is not available in some countries/regions that are not compatible
with “PlayMemories Mobile.”
Connecting to a network
You can transfer images on the camera via Wi-Fi network and view them on
other devices. The setting procedure differs depending on your LAN router or
wireless LAN access point.
• A computer or TV that is already connected to a network is required at your
home, etc.
• Be sure to set the network connection inside your wireless LAN access point
area (the accessible area).
Refer to the table below for how to register the access point.
Access point
How to register
Your access point has the WPS button.
Use [WPS Push].
Other than above.
Use [Access Point Settings].
x WPS Push
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1
Select MENU t [Setup] t
[WPS Push].
2
Press the WPS button on the access point you want to
register.
The camera starts communicating with the access point.
x Access Point Settings
1
Select MENU t [Setup] t
[Access Point Settings].
2
Select the access point you want to register.
If the desired access point is displayed on the screen:
Connecting the camera to a network
Select the access point.
If the desired access point is not displayed on the screen:
Select [Manual Setting] and set the access point following the instructions
on the screen.
• For details, refer to “α Handbook.”
Notes
• When aboard an airplane, turn off the camera.
Saving images to a computer
You can save images on the camera to a computer that is connected to a
network. Before saving, install the software “PlayMemories Home” on your
computer, connect the computer and the camera using a USB cable, and
register the camera to “PlayMemories Home.”
1
Select MENU t [Playback]
t [Send to Computer].
Notes
• Depending on the application settings on your computer, the camera may turn off
automatically after the images have been saved.
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Viewing images on a TV
You can transfer images on the camera to a network-compatible TV without
connecting them using a cable. The transferred images can be played back on
the TV.
1
Select MENU t [Playback]
t [View on TV].
2
Select the device to be
connected to the camera.
3
Press the center of the control
wheel to play back images as
a slideshow.
• Press the right/left side of the
control wheel to move to the next/
previous image.
• Press OPTION, and then [Device
list] to change the device to be
connected.
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Others
Checking the number of recordable images
Once you insert a memory card into the
camera and set the power switch to ON,
the number of images that can be
recorded (should you continue to shoot
using the current settings) is displayed
on the LCD screen.
Notes
• When “0” (the number of recordable images) flashes in yellow, the memory card
is full. Replace the memory card with another one, or delete images in the current
memory card (page 32).
• When “NO CARD” (the number of recordable images) flashes in yellow, it means
no memory card has been inserted. Insert a memory card.
x Number of still images and time of movies recordable
on a memory card
Still images
The following table shows the approximate number of still images that can be
recorded on a memory card formatted with this camera. The values are defined
using Sony standard memory cards for testing. The values may vary depending
on the shooting conditions.
Image size: L 16M
Aspect ratio: 3:2*
(Units: images)
Capacity
4GB
8GB
16GB
32GB
64GB
Standard
410
820
1650
3350
6700
13000
Fine
290
590
1150
2400
4800
9600
79
160
320
640
1300
2600
105
215
440
880
1750
3550
RAW & JPEG
RAW
Others
2GB
Quality
* When [Aspect Ratio] is set to [16:9], you can record more images than the
numbers shown in the table above (except for [RAW]).
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Movies
The following table shows the approximate recording times available. These
are the total times for all movie files.
(h (hour), m (minute))
Capacity
2GB
4GB
8GB
16GB
32GB
64GB
60i 24M(FX)
50i 24M(FX)
10 m
20 m
40 m
1 h 30 m
3h
6h
60i 17M(FH)
50i 17M(FH)
10 m
30 m
1h
2h
4h5m
8 h 15 m
60p 28M(PS)
50p 28M(PS)
9m
15 m
35 m
1 h 15 m 2 h 30 m
5h5m
24p 24M(FX)
25p 24M(FX)
10 m
20 m
40 m
1 h 30 m
3h
6h
24p 17M(FH)
25p 17M(FH)
10 m
30 m
1h
2h
4h5m
8 h 15 m
20 m
40 m
Record Setting
1440×1080 12M
VGA 3M
1 h 20 m 2 h 45 m 5 h 30 m 11 h 5 m
1 h 10 m 2 h 25 m 4 h 55 m
10 h
20 h 5 m 40 h 15 m
Notes
• The recording time of movies varies because the camera uses VBR (Variable Bit
Rate), an encoding method that automatically adjusts image quality according to
the shooting situation.
When you record a fast-moving subject, the image is clearer but the recording time
is shorter because much memory is used.
The recording time also vary depending on the shooting condition or your subject
or the setting of image quality/size.
• The duration of time available for movie recording varies with the temperature or
condition of the camera before you start recording. If you frequently recompose or
shoot still images after the power is turned on, the temperature inside the camera
rises and the recording time available will be shorter.
• If the camera stops movie recording due to the temperature, leave the camera for
several minutes with the power turned off. Restart recording after the temperature
inside the camera goes down.
• If you observe the following points, the recording time is longer.
– Keep the camera out of direct sunlight.
– Turn the camera off when it is not being used.
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• The maximum size of a movie file is about 2 GB. When the file size is about 2 GB,
the movie recording stops automatically when [File Format] is set to [MP4], and a
new movie file is created automatically when [File Format] is set to [AVCHD].
• The maximum continuous recording time is approximately 29 minutes.
x Number of still images recordable with a single
charge of the battery pack
The following table shows the approximate number of images that can be
recorded, when using the camera with the battery pack (supplied) at full
capacity.
Note that the actual numbers may be less depending on the conditions of use.
When using an LCD screen
Approx. 360 images
When using the viewfinder
Approx. 270 images
• The number of images is calculated using full charged battery pack under the
following conditions:
– At an ambient temperature of 25 °C (77 °F).
– An E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens is attached.
– [Quality] is set to [Fine].
– [Autofocus Mode] is set to [Single-shot AF].
– Shooting once every 30 seconds.
– The flash strobes once every two times.
– The power turns on and off once every ten times.
– Using the battery pack that is charged for an hour after the charge lamp goes out.
– Using Sony “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately).
• The measurement method is based on the CIPA standard.
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association)
Others
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List of icons on the LCD screen
Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status.
You can change the screen display using DISP (Display Contents) on the
control wheel.
Shooting standby
A
Display
Indication
Shoot Mode
PASM
Scene Selection
Graphic display
Scene Recognition
icon
Movie recording
Memory card/
Upload
100
Number of
recordable still
images
123Min
Recordable time
of movies
Playback
Aspect ratio of
still images
16M 14M 8.4M
7.1M 4M 3.4M
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Image size of still
images
Display
Indication
RAW RAW+J
FINE STD
Image quality of
still images
60i/50i
Recording mode
of movies
60i/50i
Display
Indication
Smart Zoom
Clear Image Zoom
Digital Zoom
60p/50p
View mode
24p/25p
24p/25p
101-0012
100%
Playback folder –
File number
Protect
Remaining battery
Print order
Flash charge in
progress
Wi-Fi wave being
emitted
AF illuminator
Live view
Does not record
sound during
movie recording
Wind noise
reduction is
activated
SteadyShot/
SteadyShot
warning
B
Display
Indication
Soft keys
C
Display
Indication
Flash Mode/Red
Eye Reduction
±0.0
Overheating
warning
Others
Control dial
Flash
compensation
Drive Mode
Database file full/
Database file error
Zoom
magnification
Metering Mode
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Display
Indication
Display
Indication
Smile detection
sensitivity
indicator
Focus mode
Focus area mode
Face Detection
White Balance
AWB
D
Display
Indication
Level
7500K
A7 G7
Phase Detection AF
ranging points
Soft Skin Effect
DRO/Auto HDR
Auto Port.
Framing
Creative Style
Smile Shutter
z
Focus status
1/125
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture value
±0.0
Metered manual
±0.0
Exposure
compensation
ISO400
ISO sensitivity
AE lock
Picture Effect
Shutter speed
indicator
Aperture indicator
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REC 0:12
Recording time of
the movie (m:s)
2012-1-1
9:30AM
Recorded date/time
of the image
Display
Indication
12/12
Image number/
Number of images
in the view mode
Appears when HDR
did not work on the
image.
Appears when
[Picture Effect] did
not work on the
image.
Histogram
Others
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Learning more about the camera
(α Handbook)
“α Handbook,” which explains how to use the camera in detail, is included on
the CD-ROM (supplied). Refer to “α Handbook” for in-depth instructions on
the many functions of the camera.
x For Windows users
1
Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied)
into the CD-ROM drive.
2
Click [Handbook].
3
Click [Install].
4
Start “α Handbook” from the shortcut on the desktop.
x For Mac users
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1
Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied)
into the CD-ROM drive.
2
Select the [Handbook] folder and copy “Handbook.pdf”
stored in the [GB] folder to your computer.
3
After copying is complete, double-click “Handbook.pdf.”
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with the camera, try the following solutions.
1 Check the items on pages 83 to 87. Also refer to
“α Handbook” (PDF).
2 Remove the battery pack, wait for about one minute, reinsert the battery pack, and then turn on the power.
3 Reset the settings (page 61).
4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
Battery pack and power
The battery pack cannot be installed.
• When you insert the battery pack, use the tip of the battery pack to push the
lock lever (page 16).
• You can use an NP-FW50 battery pack only. Make sure that the battery is
NP-FW50.
The remaining battery level indicator shows incorrect level or
power runs out quickly despite the indicator showing sufficient
battery level.
Others
• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or
cold location.
• The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack (page 16).
• The battery pack is dead. Replace the battery pack with a new one.
Cannot turn the camera on.
• Install the battery pack correctly (page 16).
• The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack (page 16).
• The battery pack is dead. Replace the battery pack with a new one.
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The power turns off suddenly.
• When the camera or battery pack is too warm, the camera displays a warning
message and turns off automatically to protect the camera.
• If you do not operate the camera for given period of time, the camera turns to
power saving mode. To cancel the power save, operate the camera by means
such as pressing the shutter button halfway down.
The charge lamp on the camera flashes when charging the battery
pack.
• You can only use an NP-FW50 battery pack. Make sure that the battery is
NP-FW50.
• If you charge a battery pack that has not been used for a long time, the charge
lamp may flash.
• The charge lamp flashes in two ways, fast (about 0.3-second intervals) or
slow (about 1.3-second intervals). If the charge lamp is flashing fast, remove
the battery pack and reattach the same battery pack securely, or disconnect
and reconnect the USB cable. If the charge lamp flashes fast again, it
suggests that there is something wrong with the battery pack, AC Adaptor
(supplied), or USB cable. Slow flashing indicates that charging is suspended
because the ambient temperature is outside the suitable range for charging
the battery pack. Charging will resume and the charge lamp will be lit when
the ambient temperature returns to within the suitable temperature. The
optimal temperature for charging the battery pack is between 10 °C and
30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F).
The battery has not been charged even if the charge lamp has
turned off.
• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or
cold location. The optimal temperature for charging the battery pack is
between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F).
The battery pack is not charged.
• When the battery pack is not charged (the charge lamp does not light) even if
you follow the proper charging procedure, remove the battery pack and reinsert the same battery pack securely, or disconnect and reconnect the USB
cable.
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Shooting images
Nothing is displayed on the LCD screen when the power is turned
on.
• If you do not operate the camera for given period of time, the camera turns to
power saving mode. To cancel the power save, operate the camera, such as
pressing the shutter button halfway down.
The shutter does not release.
• You are using a memory card with a write-protect switch, and the switch is
set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position.
• Check the free capacity of the memory card.
• You cannot record images while charging the flash.
• The lens is not attached properly. Attach the lens properly (page 21).
Recording takes a long time.
• The noise reduction function is turned on. This is not a malfunction.
• You are shooting in the RAW mode. Since the RAW data file is large, the
RAW mode shooting may take time.
• The [Auto HDR] is processing an image.
The image is out of focus.
• The subject is too close. Check the minimum focal distance of the lens.
• You are shooting in manual focus mode. Set [AF/MF Select] to [Autofocus].
• Ambient light is insufficient.
• The subject may require special focusing. Use the [Flexible Spot] or manual
focus function.
The flash does not work.
• Press the (flash pop-up) button to pop up the flash (page 48).
• You cannot use a flash with the following shooting mode:
Others
– [Bracket: Cont.]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Night Scene], [Hand-held Twilight] and [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene
Selection]
– Movie recording
Fuzzy white circular spots appear on images shot using the flash.
• Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air reflected the flash light and appeared on
the image. This is not a malfunction.
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The flash takes too long to recharge.
• The flash has been fired in succession in a short period. When the flash has
been fired in succession, the recharging process may take longer than usual
to avoid overheating of the flash.
The image taken with the flash is too dark.
• If the subject is beyond the flash range (the distance that the flash can reach),
the pictures will be dark because the flash light does not reach the subject. If
the ISO is changed, the flash range also changes with it (page 49).
The date and time are recorded incorrectly.
• Set the correct date and time (page 26).
• The area selected with [Area Setting] is different from the actual area. Set the
actual area by selecting MENU t [Setup] t [Area Setting].
The aperture value and/or shutter speed flashes.
• The subject is too bright or too dark, and the camera’s available range for the
aperture value and/or shutter speed is exceeded. Adjust the setting again.
The image is whitish (Flare).
Blurring of light appears on the image (Ghosting).
• The picture was taken under backlit conditions, and excessive light has
entered the lens. When using the zoom lens, attach a lens hood.
The corners of the picture are too dark.
• If any filter or hood is used, take it off and try shooting again. Depending on
the thickness of the filter and improper attachment of the hood, the filter or
the hood may partially appear on the image. The optical properties of some
lenses may cause the periphery of the image to appear too dark (insufficient
light). You may compensate for this phenomenon with [Lens Comp.:
Shading].
The eyes of the subject come out red.
• Activate the [Red Eye Reduction] function.
• Get close to the subject, and shoot the subject within the flash range
(page 49) using the flash.
Dots appear and remain on the LCD screen.
• This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded (page 88).
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The image is blurred.
• The picture was taken in a dark location without the flash, resulting in
camera-shake. The use of a tripod or the flash is recommended (page 48).
[Hand-held Twilight] and [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection] (page 44)
are also effective in reducing blur.
The exposure value is flashing on the LCD screen or the
viewfinder.
• The subject is too bright or too dark for the metering range of the camera.
Viewing images
Images cannot be played back.
• The folder/file name has been changed on your computer.
• When an image file has been processed by a computer or when the image file
was recorded using a model other than that of your camera, playback on your
camera is not guaranteed.
• The camera is in USB mode. Disconnect the camera from the computer.
• Use “PlayMemories Home” to copy images stored on your computer to your
camera to play them back on your camera.
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Precautions
On the functions available
with the camera
• Your camera is 1080 60icompatible or 1080 50icompatible.
To check whether the camera is
1080 60i-compatible or 1080
50i-compatible, check for the
following marks on the bottom of
the camera.
1080 60i-compatible camera: 60i
1080 50i-compatible camera: 50i
• Your camera is compatible with
1080 60p/50p movies. Unlike
existing standard recording modes,
which record in an interlacing
method, this camera records using
a progressive method. This
increases the resolution, and
provides a smoother, more realistic
image.
On the LCD screen and
lens
• The LCD screen is manufactured
using extremely high-precision
technology so over 99.99 % of the
pixels are operational for effective
use. However, there may be some
tiny black points and/or bright
points (white, red, blue or green in
color) that constantly appear on the
LCD screen. These points are
normal in the manufacturing
process and do not affect the
images in any way.
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Black, white,
red, blue and
green points
• Do not hold the camera by the
LCD screen.
• Images may trail across on the
LCD screen in a cold location.
This is not a malfunction. When
turning on the camera in a cold
location, the LCD screen may
become temporarily dark.
• Do not press against the LCD
screen. The monitor may be
discolored and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Do not expose the camera to direct
sunlight. If reflected sunlight is
focused on a nearby object, it may
cause a fire. When you must place
the camera under direct sunlight,
attach the front lens cap.
On using the lenses and
accessories
It is recommended that you use Sony
lenses/accessories designed to suit
the characteristics of this camera.
Using the products of other
manufacturers may cause the camera
not to operate to its capability, or
result in accidents and malfunctions
of the camera.
On the Multi Interface Shoe
• Set the power switch of the camera
to OFF before you attach or
remove an accessory, such as the
flash, to the Multi Interface Shoe.
When attaching an accessory, plug
the accessory into the Multi
Interface Shoe to the end and
fasten the screw. Make sure that
the accessory is attached to the
camera securely.
• Do not use a commercially
available flash with high-voltage
synchro terminals or with reverse
polarity. It may cause a
malfunction.
Do not use/store the
camera in the following
places
On storing
Be sure to attach the front lens cap
when not using the camera.
On the temperature of the
camera
Your camera and battery may get hot
due to continuous use, but it is not a
malfunction.
On operating temperatures
Your camera is designed for use
under the temperatures between 0 °C
and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
Shooting in extremely cold or hot
places that exceed this range is not
recommended.
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly
from a cold to a warm location,
moisture may condense inside or
outside the camera. This moisture
condensation may cause a
malfunction of the camera.
Others
• In an extremely hot, dry or humid
place
In places such as in a car parked in
the sun, the camera body may
become deformed and this may
cause a malfunction.
• Storing under direct sunlight or
near a heater
The camera body may become
discolored or deformed, and this
may cause a malfunction.
• In a location subject to rocking
vibration
• Near strong magnetic place
• In sandy or dusty places
Be careful not to let sand or dust
get into the camera. This may
cause the camera to malfunction,
and in some cases this malfunction
cannot be repaired.
How to prevent moisture
condensation
When bringing the camera from a
cold place to a warm place, seal the
camera in a plastic bag and allow it
to adapt to conditions at the new
location over about an hour.
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If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about
an hour for the moisture to
evaporate. Note that if you attempt
to shoot with moisture remaining
inside the lens, you will be unable to
record clear images.
On the internal
rechargeable battery
This camera has an internal
rechargeable battery for maintaining
the date and time and other settings
regardless of whether the power is
on or off, or the battery is installed
or not. This rechargeable battery is
continually charged as long as you
are using the camera. However, if
you use the camera for only short
periods, it gradually discharges. If
you do not use the camera at all for
about three months it becomes
completely discharged. In this case,
be sure to charge this rechargeable
battery before using the camera.
However, even if this rechargeable
battery is not charged, you can still
use the camera as long as you do not
record the date and time. If the
camera resets to the default settings
each time you charge the battery, the
internal rechargeable battery may be
dead. Consult your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service
facility.
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Charging method of the internal
rechargeable battery
Insert a charged battery pack into the
camera, or connect the camera to a
wall outlet (wall socket) using the
AC Adaptor (supplied), and leave
the camera for 24 hours or more with
the power off.
On memory cards
Do not attach a label, etc. on a
memory card or a card adaptor. This
may cause a malfunction.
On recording/playback
• When you use a memory card with
this camera for the first time, it is
recommended to format the card
using the camera for stable
performance of the memory card
before shooting. Note that
formatting permanently erases all
data on the memory card, and is
unrecoverable. Save precious data
on a computer, etc.
• If you repeatedly record/delete
images, fragmentation of data may
occur on the memory card. Movies
may not be able to be saved or
recorded. In such a case, save your
images to a computer or other
storage location, and then format
the memory card.
• The recorded contents cannot be
compensated for even if recording
or playback is not possible due to a
malfunction of the camera or
memory card, etc.
• Keep the camera, supplied
accessories, etc., out of the reach
of children. A memory card, etc.,
may be swallowed. If such
problem occurs, consult a doctor
immediately.
Importing AVCHD movies
to a computer
When importing AVCHD movies to
a computer, for Windows, use the
software “PlayMemories Home” in
the CD-ROM (supplied).
On RAW images
To view RAW images recorded with
the camera, “Image Data Converter”
on the CD-ROM (supplied) is
required. If you do not intend to
modify the images you record, we
recommend that you shoot images
using the JPEG format.
Notes on playing movies
on other devices
• This camera uses MPEG-4 AVC/
H.264 High Profile for AVCHD
format recording. Movies recorded
in AVCHD format with this
camera cannot be played by the
following devices.
– Other devices compatible with
AVCHD format that does not
support High Profile
– Devices incompatible with the
AVCHD format
Others
• To avoid the potential risk of data
loss, always copy (back up) data to
other media.
• Before you record one-time events,
make a trial recording to make sure
that the camera is working
correctly.
• This camera is neither dust-proof,
nor splash-proof, nor water-proof.
• Do not aim the camera at the sun
or other bright light. It may cause
the malfunction of the camera.
• Do not look at the sun or a strong
light through a removed lens. This
may cause irrecoverable damage to
your eyes. Or it may cause a
malfunction of the lens.
• Do not use the camera near a place
that generates strong radio waves
or emits radiation. The camera
may not be able to record or play
back properly.
• Using the camera in sandy or dusty
place may cause malfunctions.
• If moisture condensation occurs,
remove it before using the camera
(page 89).
• Do not shake or strike the camera.
In addition to malfunctions and an
inability to record images, this may
render the memory card unusable,
or cause image data breakdown,
damage or loss.
• Clean the flash surface with a soft
cloth. The heat of flash emission
may cause dirt to adhere on the
flash surface, resulting in smoking
or scorching.
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• This camera also uses MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 Main Profile for MP4
format recording. For this reason,
movies recorded in MP4 format
with this camera cannot be played
on devices other than those that
support MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
• Discs recorded with HD (high
definition) image quality can be
played back only on AVCHD
format-compatible devices. DVDbased players or recorders cannot
play back HD image quality discs,
as they are incompatible with the
AVCHD format. Also, DVD-based
players or recorders may fail to
eject HD image quality discs.
• Movies recorded in 1080 60p/1080
50p format can be played back
only on 1080 60p/1080 50psupported devices.
Caution when flying
When aboard an airplane, turn off
the camera.
Warning on copyright
Television programs, films,
videotapes, and other materials may
be copyrighted. Unauthorized
recording of such materials may be
contrary to the provisions of the
copyright laws.
The pictures used in this
manual
The photographs used as examples
of pictures in this manual are
reproduced images, and are not
actual images shot using this
camera.
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On the data specifications
described in this manual
The data on performance and
specifications are defined under the
following conditions, except as
described in this manual: at an
ordinary ambient temperature of
25 ºC (77 °F), and using a battery
pack that has been fully charged for
about an hour after the charge lamp
has turned off.
Specifications
Camera
[Shutter]
[System]
Type: Electronically-controlled,
vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Speed range:
Still images: 1/4 000 second to
30 seconds, BULB
Movies: 1/4 000 second to
1/4 second (1/3 EV step),
1080 60i-compatible device up to
1/60 second in AUTO mode (up to
1/30 second in [Auto Slow Shutter]
mode)
1080 50i-compatible device up to
1/50 second in AUTO mode (up to
1/25 second in [Auto Slow Shutter]
mode)
Flash sync speed: 1/160 second
Camera type: Interchangeable lens
digital camera
Lens: E-mount lens
[Image sensor]
Image sensor: APS-C format
(23.5 mm × 15.6 mm) CMOS
image sensor
Total pixel number of image sensor:
Approx. 16 700 000 pixels
Effective pixel number of camera:
Approx. 16 100 000 pixels
[Anti-dust]
System: Charge protection coating on
Low-Pass Filter and ultrasonic
vibration mechanism
[Auto focus system]
System: Fast Hybrid AF (Phase
detection system/Contrast
detection system)
Sensitivity range: EV0 to EV20 (at ISO
100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens)
[Exposure control]
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media,
SD card
[Electronic viewfinder]
Type: Electronic viewfinder
Screen size: 1.3 cm (0.5 type)
Total number of dots: 2 359 296 dots
Frame coverage: 100%
Magnification: 1.09 × with 50 mm lens
at infinity, –1 m–1 (diopter)
Eye point: Approx. 23 mm from the
eyepiece, 21 mm from the eyepiece
frame at –1 m–1
Diopter adjustment: –4.0 m–1 to
+1.0 m–1 (diopter)
Others
Metering method: 1 200-segment
metering by the image sensor
Metering range: EV0 to EV20 (at ISO
100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens)
ISO sensitivity (Recommended
exposure index):
Still images: AUTO, ISO 100 –
25 600
Movies: AUTO, ISO 100 – 6 400
equivalent
Exposure compensation: ±3.0 EV
(1/3 EV step)
[Recording media]
[LCD screen]
LCD panel: Wide, 7.5 cm (3.0 type)
TFT drive
Total number of dots: 921 600 dots
[Input/output terminals]
USB: Micro USB type B
HDMI: HDMI type C minijack
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[Power]
Used battery pack: Rechargeable
battery pack NP-FW50
[Power consumption]
When using an E PZ 16-50 mm F3.55.6 OSS lens*
When using the viewfinder:
Approx. 3.3 W
When using an LCD screen:
Approx. 2.5 W
* supplied with NEX-6L/6Y
[Others]
Exif Print: Compatible
PRINT Image Matching III:
Compatible
DPOF: Compatible
Dimensions (CIPA compliant):
Approx. 119.9 mm × 66.9 mm ×
42.6 mm (4 3/4 inches ×
2 3/4 inches × 1 1/16 inches)
(W/H/D)
Mass (CIPA compliant):
Approx. 345 g (12.2 oz)
(including battery and “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” media)
Approx. 287 g (10.1 oz)
(camera only)
Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F)
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File format:
Still image: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0,
Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline)
compliant, RAW (Sony ARW
2.3 Format)
Movie (AVCHD format): AVCHD
format Ver. 2.0 compatible,
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
• Manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories.
Movie (MP4 format):
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
USB communication: Hi-Speed USB
(USB 2.0)
[Flash]
Flash guide number: GN 6 (in meters at
ISO 100)
Recycling time: Approx. 4 seconds
Flash coverage: Covering 16 mm lens
(focal length that the lens indicates)
Flash compensation: ±2.0 EV (1/3 EV
step)
[Wireless LAN]
Supported format: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
AC Adaptor AC-UB10/
UB10B/UB10C/UB10D
Power requirements: AC 100 V to
240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 70 mA
Output voltage: DC 5 V, 0.5 A
Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C
(–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions:
Approx. 50 mm × 22 mm × 54 mm
(2 inches × 7/8 inches ×
2 1/4 inches) (W/H/D)
Mass:
For the USA and Canada: Approx.
48 g (1.7 oz)
For countries or regions other than
the USA and Canada: Approx. 43 g
(1.5 oz)
Rechargeable battery pack
NP-FW50
Used battery: Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage: DC 8.4 V
Nominal voltage: DC 7.2 V
Maximum charge voltage: DC 8.4 V
Maximum charge current: 1.02 A
Capacity: Typical 7.7 Wh (1 080 mAh)
Minimum 7.3 Wh (1 020 mAh)
Maximum dimensions:
Approx. 31.8 mm × 18.5 mm ×
45 mm (1 5/16 inches × 3/4 inches
× 1 13/16 inches) (W/H/D)
Mass: Approx. 57 g (2.1 oz)
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Lens
Lens
E16 – 50 mm zoom lens1) E55 – 210 mm zoom lens
Camera
NEX-6L/6Y
Equivalent
35 mm-format focal
length2) (mm)
Lens groups–
elements
Angle of view2)
NEX-6Y
24 – 75
82.5 – 315
8–9
9–13
83° – 32°
28.2° – 7.8°
Minimum focus3)
(m (feet))
0.25 – 0.3 (0.82 – 1)
1.0 (3.28)
Maximum
magnification (×)
0.215
0.225
Minimum f-stop
f/22 – f/36
f/22 – f/32
Filter diameter
(mm)
40.5
49
64.7 × 29.9
(2 5/8 × 1 3/16)
63.8 × 108
(2 5/8 × 4 3/8)
Mass (Approx. g
(oz.))
116 (4.1)
345 (12.2)
SteadyShot
Available
Available
Dimensions (max.
diameter × height)
(Approx. mm (in.))
1)
2)
3)
Power zoom
The values for equivalent 35 mm-format focal length and angle of view are based
on digital cameras equipped with an APS-C sized image sensor.
Minimum focus is the shortest distance from the image sensor to the subject.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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On focal length
The picture angle of this camera is
narrower than that of a 35 mm-format
camera. You can find the approximate
equivalent of the focal length of a
35 mm-format camera, and shoot with
the same picture angle, by increasing
the focal length of your lens by half.
For example, by using a 50 mm lens,
you can get the approximate equivalent
of a 75 mm lens of a 35 mm-format
camera.
On image data
compatibility
• This camera conforms with DCF
(Design rule for Camera File system)
universal standard established by
JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries
Association).
• Playback of images recorded with
your camera on other equipment and
playback of images recorded or
edited with other equipment on your
camera are not guaranteed.
Trademarks
•
Others
is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick,”
, “Memory
Stick PRO,”
,
“Memory Stick Duo,”
, “Memory
Stick PRO Duo,”
, “Memory
Stick PRO-HG Duo,”
, “Memory
Stick Micro,” “MagicGate,” and
are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of
Sony Corporation.
• “PlayMemories Camera Apps” is a
trademark of Sony Corporation.
• “PhotoTV HD” is a trademark of
Sony Corporation.
• Blu-ray Disc™ and Blu-ray™ are
trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc
Association.
• “AVCHD Progressive” and
“AVCHD Progressive” logotype are
trademarks of Panasonic Corporation
and Sony Corporation.
• Dolby and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• Microsoft, Windows, and Windows
Vista are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/
or other countries.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and HighDefinition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks
of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• Mac and Mac OS are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
• iOS is a trademark or registered
trademark of Cisco Systems Inc.
• Intel, Intel Core, and Pentium are
trademarks or registered trademarks
of Intel Corporation.
• Android is a registered trademark of
Google Inc.
• DLNA and DLNA CERTIFIED are
trademarks of Digital Living
Network Alliance.
• SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C,
LLC.
• Eye-Fi is a trademark of Eye-Fi Inc.
• MultiMediaCard is a trademark of
MultiMediaCard Association.
• “ ” and “PlayStation” are registered
trademarks of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc.
• Adobe is a registered trademark or a
trademark of Adobe Systems
Incorporated in the United States and/
or other countries.
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• In addition, system and product
names used in this manual are, in
general, trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective
developers or manufacturers.
However, the ™ or ® marks are not
used in all cases in this manual.
• Add further enjoyment with your
PlayStation 3 by downloading the
application for PlayStation 3 from
PlayStation Store (where available).
• The application for PlayStation 3
requires PlayStation Network
account and application download.
Accessible in areas where the
PlayStation Store is available.
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Index
A
Access Point Settings................... 73
AEL button .................................. 50
AEL w/ shutter............................. 58
AF Illuminator ............................. 58
AF Micro Adj. ............................. 60
AF/MF Select............................... 54
Anti Motion Blur ......................... 44
Aperture Priority .......................... 47
Application .................................. 58
Area Setting ................................. 60
Aspect Ratio................................. 55
Auto Port. Framing ...................... 55
Auto Review ................................ 58
Auto Slow Shutter........................ 60
Autofocus Area ............................ 54
Autofocus Mode .......................... 54
B
Background Defocus Control ...... 38
Battery pack ................................. 16
Beep ............................................. 60
C
59
42
55
62
62
61
58
69
54
56
E
Edit Device Name .......................
Enlarge Image .............................
Exposure compensation ..............
Eye-Fi..........................................
Eye-Start AF................................
62
57
40
62
59
F
Face Detection............................. 54
Face Priority Tracking................. 60
Face Registration......................... 55
File Format ............................ 51, 56
File Number ................................ 61
Fill-flash ...................................... 48
Finder Display(DISP).................. 55
FINDER/LCD Setting................. 58
Flash Comp. ................................ 56
Flash Mode.................................. 48
Fn (Function) button ................... 49
Folder Name................................ 62
Format ......................................... 61
Front Curtain Shutter................... 59
Function Menu Settings .............. 60
Others
Charging time .............................. 16
Cleaning Mode............................. 61
Clear Image Zoom ....................... 59
Color Space.................................. 59
Computer ..................................... 65
Cont. Shooting ............................. 41
Control dial .................................. 34
Control wheel............................... 33
Creative Style............................... 57
CTRL FOR HDMI....................... 61
Custom Key Settings ................... 60
Digital Zoom ...............................
DISP (Display Contents).............
DISP Button(Monitor) ................
Disp MAC Address .....................
Display Card Space .....................
Display Color ..............................
Display Contents .........................
Downloading application ............
Drive Mode .................................
DRO/Auto HDR..........................
G
D
Date/Time Setup .................... 27, 60
Delete ..................................... 32, 57
Demo Mode ................................. 61
Grid Line ..................................... 58
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H
Handbook..................................... 82
Hand-held Twilight...................... 44
HDMI Resolution ........................ 61
Help Guide Display ..................... 61
Help Guides ................................. 35
High ISO NR ............................... 59
I
Icons............................................. 78
Image Data Converter.................. 68
Image Index ........................... 52, 57
Image Size ....................... 51, 55, 56
Initialize ....................................... 61
Install ........................................... 65
Intelligent Auto ............................ 43
ISO ............................................... 56
L
Landscape .................................... 44
Language...................................... 60
LCD Brightness ........................... 61
LCD Display (DISP).................... 55
Lens.............................................. 21
Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber.............. 60
Lens Comp.: Distortion ............... 60
Lens Comp.: Shading................... 60
Level ............................................ 42
Live View Display ....................... 58
Long Exposure NR ...................... 59
M
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Mac .............................................. 66
Macro ........................................... 44
Manual Exposure ......................... 43
Memory card................................ 23
Menu ............................................ 54
Menu start .................................... 60
Metering Mode ............................ 56
MF Assist..................................... 59
MF Assist Time ........................... 59
Mode dial ..................................... 43
Moisture condensation ................
Movie ..........................................
Movie Audio Rec ........................
MOVIE Button............................
89
29
60
60
N
New Folder.................................. 62
Night Portrait............................... 44
Night Scene ................................. 44
O
Object Tracking........................... 54
P
Panorama..................................... 45
Panorama Direction..................... 56
Peaking Color.............................. 59
Peaking Level.............................. 59
Phase Detection AF Area ............ 58
Photo Creativity .......................... 37
Picture Effect......................... 39, 57
Playback ...................................... 30
Playback Display......................... 61
PlayMemories Home................... 67
Portrait......................................... 44
Power Save.................................. 61
Power Saving Start Time ............ 61
Program Auto .............................. 47
Protect ......................................... 57
Q
Quality......................................... 55
R
Record Setting.............................
Recover Image DB ......................
Red Eye Reduction......................
Release w/o Lens.........................
Reset Default...............................
Reset Network Settings ...............
Reset View on Smartphone .........
Rotate ..........................................
56
62
58
59
61
62
62
57
S
V
S. Auto Image Extract.................. 59
Scene Selection ............................ 44
Scroll playback ............................ 46
Select Shoot. Folder..................... 62
Self-timer ..................................... 40
Self-timer(Cont)........................... 41
Send to Computer ........................ 73
Setting the clock .......................... 27
Setup ............................................ 58
Shoot Mode.................................. 43
Shooting (movies)........................ 29
Shooting (still images) ................. 28
Shooting Tip List ......................... 55
Shooting tips ................................ 35
Shutter Priority............................. 46
Slide Show ................................... 57
Smile Shutter ............................... 55
Soft keys ...................................... 34
Soft Skin Effect............................ 55
Software ....................................... 65
Spd Priority Cont. ........................ 41
Specifications............................... 93
Specify Printing ........................... 57
Sports Action ............................... 44
SteadyShot ................................... 59
Still/Movie Select ........................ 57
Sunset........................................... 44
Superior Auto............................... 47
Sweep Panorama.......................... 45
Version ........................................ 61
View mode .................................. 57
View on Smartphone................... 71
View on TV (HDMI cable
compatible TV)....................... 53
View on TV (Network compatible
TV).......................................... 74
Viewfinder Bright. ...................... 61
Volume Settings .......................... 57
W
White Balance .............................
Wide Image .................................
Wi-Fi ...........................................
Wind Noise Reduct. ....................
Windows .....................................
WPS Push....................................
56
61
72
60
65
72
Z
Zoom ........................................... 54
Others
U
Upload Settings............................ 62
USB Connection .......................... 61
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GB
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Others
103
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