Sony | DSC-QX30/B | Quick start manual | Sony DSC-QX30/B Quick Start Manual

©2014 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Digital Still Camera
Quick Start Guide
1
The camera is designed to be
connected to a smartphone via
Wi-Fi. You can transfer images to
a smartphone on the spot just
after shooting.
Check the supplied items
ˎˎ Rechargeable
battery pack NP-BN
(1)
ˎˎ Micro
USB cable (1)
strap (1)
ˎˎ Smartphone attachment (1)
ˎˎ Quick Start Guide (this manual) (1)
ˎˎ Reference Guide (1)
ˎˎ Wrist
4-546-356-11(1)
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About the camera
Names of main parts
Power button
Microphone
Multi terminal
RESET button
Power/Charge/Movie lamp
Green: Power ON
Orange: Charging
Red: Recording a movie
Zoom lever
Shutter button
Display panel
: Indicates that a memory
card is not inserted
: Indicates remaining
battery capacity
: Indicates the Wi-Fi
settings
: Single Connection
(default)
: Multi Connection
: Wi-Fi OFF
Wi-Fi button
Tripod socket
Hook for the wrist strap
Charging the battery
Charge the battery before using
the camera. To charge, use the
micro USB cable (supplied) to
connect the camera to a
computer.
Battery Cover
ˎˎ Turn
off the power when the
battery is being charged.
ˎˎ If you do not have a computer, use
the AC adaptor AC-UD10 (sold
separately).
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Inserting a memory card
Using the wrist strap (supplied)
Insert a microSD memory card (sold separately) or Memory Stick Micro™
(M2) media (sold separately) before shooting.
Note: Make sure that the memory card is correctly oriented when
inserting.
ˎˎ Memory
We recommend that you use the wrist
strap to avoid dropping the camera and
smartphone.
Attach the wrist strap to the camera and
place your hand through the loop.
4
Installing PlayMemories Mobile™
Install PlayMemories Mobile to
the smartphone before using the
camera. If PlayMemories Mobile is
already installed, update it to the
latest version.
Android
Search for PlayMemories Mobile
from Google Play and install it.
5
Connecting the camera and a smartphone via Wi-Fi
The connection method varies
depending on the type of
smartphone. Confirm your
smartphone type and connect via
Wi-Fi.
cards are used for storing pictures of [20M] (default setting) or
video.
Hook for the
wrist strap
microSD
memory
card
Memory
Stick Micro
media
Terminal
side
iPhone
For details on PlayMemories Mobile,
refer to the support website
http://www.sony.net/pmm/
Printed
side
Search for PlayMemories Mobile
from App Store and install it.
Continued 
Android (incompatible with NFC)

Power button

Turn on the power of the camera.
Start PlayMemories Mobile on the
smartphone.
Select the SSID as printed on the
label on the back side of the
camera’s battery cover.
Input the password, as printed on the same label (first time only).


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Connecting the camera and a smartphone via Wi-Fi (continued)
Android (NFC-compatible)
iPhone
Touch the N Mark of the
smartphone against the
(N mark) of the camera.
Powered on: Continue to touch
(1-2 seconds) without moving
until PlayMemories Mobile starts
up.
Powered off: Keep the camera
and a smartphone touching until
the lens of the camera extends.
Shooting images (continued)
Screen of PlayMemories Mobile
Switching shooting modes
Shutter/movie button
Settings
Switching between still image/
movie
Zoom
Turn on the power of the camera.
On the smartphone, select
[Settings], then select [Wi-Fi].
Select the SSID as printed on the
label on the back side of the
camera’s battery cover.


Input the password, as printed on
the same label (first time only).
Confirm the connection to the
SSID of the camera.
Go back to the Home screen,
then start PlayMemories Mobile.

Power button
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Terminating
End PlayMemories Mobile to
return to the Home screen.
Turn off the power of the camera.
ˎˎ If you turn off the power of the
camera before ending
PlayMemories Mobile, an error
message will be displayed. This is
not a malfunction.

The display screen for the
application is subject to change
without notice by future upgrades.
Refer to the Help Guide
The Help Guide is an online
manual. Refer to the Help Guide
when you would like to know
further details, settings and
operations of PlayMemories
Mobile, and precautions.
http://rd1.sony.net/help/ilc/1440/
h_zz/


Attaching the camera to a smartphone
Attach the camera to a smartphone after fixing the smartphone
attachment (supplied) to the camera.
Fix the camera to the attachment.
Put the camera into the slot of the attachment,
align the white marks, then rotate the
attachment until it clicks.
Open the clamps of the attachment.
Extend the clamps and attach the camera to a
smartphone.
ˎˎ Do not swing the camera around with a
smartphone attached to it, as the smartphone
may slip out of the attachment.
ˎˎ Make sure no buttons are caught when the
smartphone is attached.

Slide the removal lever
to the lens side and
rotate the attachment.
Sony mark (top)
Smartphone
Attachment
7
Removing the
smartphone
attachment

Removal lever

Shooting images
Start PlayMemories Mobile on the
smartphone.
Shoot images with the shutter
button of the camera or
PlayMemories Mobile.
[2M] images are transmitted
automatically to the smartphone,
and a review screen is displayed.
[20M] images are saved into the
memory card of the camera (default
setting).
White mark
Q&A
Why doesn’t the camera charge?
ˎˎ Turn the power off.
Why is the power lamp flashing
red?
ˎˎ Memory card is not inserted
correctly. Insert it in the correct
direction (see the section 3
“Inserting a memory card”).
How can I correct the date/time?
ˎˎ When Wi-Fi connection between
the camera and the smartphone is
made, the date/time on the
camera is automatically set to that
of the smartphone.
How can I return to the default
setting?
ˎˎ Turn on the power of the camera,
then press the RESET button.
How do I change the settings such
as image size?
ˎˎ You can make changes on the
settings screen of PlayMemories
Mobile.
How can I see the number of
images or Wi-Fi settings?
ˎˎ Refer to the “Reference Guide”
(supplied) or the “Help Guide
(HTML)”.
Why has the power of the camera
turned on unexpectedly?
ˎˎ If an NFC-enabled smartphone is
close to the camera, the power
may turn on accidentally. This is
not a malfunction.
Why are movies not transferred to
my smartphone after shooting?
ˎˎ Movies are recorded on a memory
card, but are not transferred
automatically.
Why is the password required
again?
ˎˎ Depending on the model of your
smartphone, the password may be
required again even if you have set
the password. In this case, perform
the connecting operation again
(see the section 5 “Connecting the
camera and a smartphone via
Wi-Fi”).
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