Sony ILCE5100L/W, ILCE-5100Y, ILCE-5100, ILCE-5100L, ILCE5100/B User manual

Sony ILCE5100L/W, ILCE-5100Y, ILCE-5100, ILCE-5100L, ILCE5100/B User manual
Interchangeable Lens
Digital Camera
Instruction Manual
“Help Guide” (Web manual)
Refer to “Help Guide” for in-depth
instructions on the many functions of
the camera.
Learning more about the camera (“Help Guide”)
“Help Guide” is an on-line manual. You can read the “Help
Guide” on your computer or smartphone.
Refer to it for in-depth instructions on the many functions of
the camera.
Viewing the Guide
This camera is equipped with a built-in instruction guide.
(In-Camera Guide)
In-Camera Guide
The camera displays explanations for MENU items and the setting values.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select the desired item, then press the (In-Camera Guide) button.
Shooting Tip
The camera displays shooting tips for the shooting mode selected.
1 Press the (In-Camera Guide) button in shooting mode.
2 Select the desired shooting tip, then press z on the control wheel.
The shooting tip is displayed.
• You can scroll the screen using v/V and change shooting tips using b/B.
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. ILCE-5100
Serial No. _____________________________
Model No. AC-UB10C/AC-UB10D
Serial No. _____________________________
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or
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.
[ 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
• 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.
For Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by returning your used
rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries,
call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit
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 equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines
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
For Customers in the U.S.A.
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.: ILCE-5100
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part15 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.
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.
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.
For Customers in Europe
[ Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives
Manufacturer: Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan
For EU product compliance: Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327
Stuttgart, Germany
Hereby, Sony Corporation, declares that this equipment is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. For details, please
access the following URL:
[ 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.)
This product has been tested and found compliant with the limits set out in the EMC
regulation for using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture and sound
of this unit.
[ Disposal of waste batteries and electrical and electronic
equipment (applicable in the European Union and other
European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product, the battery or on the packaging indicates
that the product and the battery 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 products and 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. 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 and the electrical and electronic
equipment will be treated properly, hand over these products 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 or battery.
For Customers in Singapore
For customers who purchased their camera from a store
in Japan that caters to tourists
[ Note
Some certification marks for standards supported by the camera can be confirmed on the
screen of the camera.
Select MENU t
(Setup) 5 t [Certification Logo].
If display is not possible due to problems such as camera failure, contact your Sony dealer
or local authorized Sony service facility.
Table of contents
Preparing the camera
Step 1
P. 9
Step 2
P. 21
Step 3
P. 22
Step 4
P. 23
Checking the supplied items
Identifying parts
Inserting the battery pack
Charging the battery pack
Attaching/removing the lens
Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
Setting the clock
Basic operation
– Shooting still images/movies
Playback function
– Viewing images
Recording function
– Introduction of other functions
Importing images to the computer
P. 30
– Features of PlayMemories Home™
Adding functions to the camera
P. 32
– Adding functions to the camera
P. 32
– Number of still images and recordable time of movies
– Notes on using the camera
– Specifications
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.
Model name
Not supplied
E16 – 50 mm
E55 – 210 mm and E16 – 50 mm
Checking the supplied items
First check the model name of your camera (page 8). The accessories supplied
differ depending on the model.
The number in parentheses indicates the quantity.
x Supplied with all models
• Camera (1)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)* (not
supplied in the U.S.A. and Canada)
• Instruction Manual (this manual)
• Wi-Fi Connection/One-touch
(NFC) Guide
This guide explains the functions
that require a Wi-Fi connection.
x ILCE-5100
* Multiple power cords may be
supplied with your camera. Use the
appropriate one that matches your
• Rechargeable battery pack
NP-FW50 (1)
• Body cap (1) (attached to the
x ILCE-5100L
• E16 – 50 mm zoom lens (1)
(attached to the camera)/Front lens
cap (1) (attached to the lens)
x ILCE-5100Y
• Micro USB cable (1)
• AC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D
• E16 – 50 mm zoom lens (1)
(attached to the camera)/Front lens
cap (1) (attached to the lens)
• E55 – 210 mm zoom lens (1)/Front
lens cap (1)/Rear lens cap (1)/Lens
hood (1)
• Shoulder strap (1)
Identifying parts
When the lens is removed
Lens release button
Image sensor2)
Lens contacts2)
Do not cover this part during movie
Do not touch this part directly.
A Shutter button
B ON/OFF (Power) switch
C Hook for shoulder strap
(N Mark)
• Touch the mark when you
connect the camera to a
smartphone equipped with the
NFC function.
• NFC (Near Field
Communication) is an
international standard of the
short-range wireless
communication technology.
E For shooting: W/T (zoom) lever
For viewing:
(Playback zoom) lever
F AF illuminator/Self-timer lamp
Image sensor position mark
H Flash
A Monitor/Touch panel
• You can adjust the monitor to an
easily viewable angle and shoot
from any position.
(Flash pop-up) button
C Multi/Micro USB Terminal
D Memory card/terminal cover
E Access lamp
F Wi-Fi sensor (built-in)
G MOVIE (Movie) button
H MENU button
I Control wheel
(In-Camera Guide) /
(Delete) button
(Playback) button
L Multi/Micro USB Terminal*
• Supports Micro USB compatible
M Charge lamp
N Memory card slot
O HDMI micro jack
* For details on compatible
accessories for the Multi/Micro
USB Terminal, visit the Sony
website, or consult your Sony dealer
or local authorized Sony service
A Battery cover
B Battery eject lever
C Battery insertion slot
D Connection plate cover
• Use this when using an ACPW20 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.
• Make sure that the cord is not
pinched when you close the
E Speaker
F Tripod socket hole
• Use a tripod with a screw less
than 5.5 mm (7/32 inches) long.
Otherwise, you cannot firmly
secure the camera, and damage to
the camera may occur.
x Lens
See page 39 on the specifications of
the lenses.
E55 – 210 mm F4.5 – 6.3
OSS (supplied with
E PZ 16 – 50 mm F3.5 – 5.6
OSS (supplied with
Zooming/Focusing ring
Zooming lever
Mounting index
Lens contacts1)
Do not touch this part directly.
Focusing ring
Zooming ring
Focal-length scale
Focal-length index
Lens contacts1)
Mounting index
Do not touch this part directly.
Inserting the battery pack
Battery eject lever
1 Open the cover.
the battery pack.
2 Insert
• While pressing the battery eject lever, insert the battery pack as
illustrated. Make sure that the battery eject lever locks after insertion.
• Closing the cover with the battery inserted incorrectly may damage the
Charging the battery pack
For customers in the USA and Canada
Power cord
(Mains lead)
For customers in countries/
regions other than the USA
and Canada
Charge lamp
Lit: Charging
Off: Charging finished
Charging error or charging paused
temporarily because the camera is not
within the proper temperature range
the camera to the AC Adaptor (supplied),
1 Connect
using the micro USB cable (supplied).
the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall socket).
2 Connect
The charge lamp lights orange, and charging starts.
• Turn off the camera while charging the battery.
• You can charge the battery pack even when it is partially charged.
• When the charge lamp flashes and charging is not finished, remove and
re-insert the battery pack.
• 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 to 30°C
(50ºF to 86ºF).
• The battery pack may not be effectively charged if the terminal section of the
battery is dirty. In this case, wipe any dust off lightly using a soft cloth or a cotton
swab to clean the terminal section of the battery.
• Connect the AC Adaptor (supplied) to the nearest wall outlet (wall socket). If
malfunctions occur while using the AC Adaptor, disconnect the plug from the wall
outlet (wall socket) immediately to disconnect from the power source.
• When charging is finished, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall
• Be sure to use only genuine Sony brand battery packs, micro USB cable (supplied)
and AC Adaptor (supplied).
• Power is not supplied during shooting/playback if the camera is connected to a
wall outlet (wall socket) with the supplied AC Adaptor. To supply power to the
camera during shooting/playback, use the AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold
x Charging time (Full charge)
The charging time is approximately 310 minutes using the AC Adaptor
• 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.
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.
To a USB
• 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 charge 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. That may cause the camera to malfunction. Before turning on/
off, or restarting the computer or waking the computer from sleep mode,
disconnect the camera and the computer.
– No guarantees are made for charging using a custom-built computer or a
modified computer.
x Battery life and number of images that can be
recorded and played back
Battery life
Number of images
Shooting (still images)
Approx. 200 min.
Approx. 400 images
Typical movie shooting
Approx. 75 min.
Continuous movie shooting
Approx. 110 min.
Viewing (still images)
Approx. 340 min.
Approx. 6800 images
• The above number of images applies when the battery pack is fully charged. The
number of images may decrease depending on the conditions of use.
• The number of images that can be recorded is for shooting under the following
– Using a Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark2) media (sold separately).
– When an E PZ 16 – 50 mm F3.5 – 5.6 OSS lens is attached.
– The battery pack is used at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
– [Monitor Brightness]: [Manual] [±0]
• The number for “Shooting (still images)” is based on the CIPA standard, and is for
shooting under the following conditions:
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association)
– DISP is set to [Display All Info.].
– [Focus Mode]: [Automatic AF]
– Shooting once every 30 seconds.
– The zoom is switched alternately between the W and T ends.
– The flash is used once every two times.
– The power is turned on and off once every ten times.
• The number of minutes for movie shooting is based on the CIPA standard, and is
for shooting under the following conditions:
Record Setting]: 60i 17M(FH)/50i 17M(FH).
– Typical movie shooting: Battery life based on repeatedly starting/stopping
shooting, zooming, turning on/off, etc.
– Continuous movie shooting: Battery life based on non-stop shooting until the
limit (29 minutes) has been reached, and then continued by pressing the MOVIE
button again. Other functions, such as zooming, are not operated.
Attaching/removing the lens
Set the power switch of the camera to OFF before you attach or remove the
If the cap or the packaging lid is attached, remove it from
the camera or the lens.
• Quickly change the lens somewhere away from dusty locations 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 facing down to prevent dust from entering into the
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.
• 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
• When using a lens equipped with a tripod socket, attach the socket on the lens side
to the tripod to maintain balance.
x Removing the lens
Lens release button
Press the lens release button all the way in and turn the
lens counterclockwise until it stops.
• 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
• If foreign material attaches to the image sensor, dust it off using a blower.
• 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.
• When attaching the camera to a tripod, be sure not to touch the zooming/focusing
ring by mistake.
Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
Ensure the notched corner
faces correctly.
1 Open the memory card/terminal cover.
the memory card (sold separately).
2 Insert
• With the notched corner facing as illustrated, insert the memory card
until it clicks into place.
3 Close the memory card/terminal cover.
x Memory cards that can be used
Memory card
For still images
For movies
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™
Memory Stick PRO Duo
(Mark2 only)
Memory Stick PRO-HG
SD memory card
(Class 4 or faster)
SDHC memory card
(Class 4 or faster)
SDXC memory card
(Class 4 or faster)
• In this manual, the products in the table are collectively referred to as follows:
A: Memory Stick PRO Duo media
B: SD card
• When recording XAVC S format movies, use the following memory cards:
– SDXC memory card (64 GB or more and Class 10 or faster)
– SDXC memory card (64 GB or more and UHS-I-compatible)
– Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media
• This camera supports UHS-I-compatible SD cards.
x To remove the memory card/battery pack
Memory card: Push the memory card in once to eject the memory card.
Battery pack: Slide the battery eject lever. Be sure not to drop the battery pack.
• Never remove the memory card/battery pack when the access lamp (page 11) is lit.
This may cause damage to data in the memory card.
Setting the clock
ON/OFF (Power)
Control wheel
Select items: v/V/b/B/ /
Set: z
the ON/OFF (Power) switch to ON.
1 Set
The Date & Time setting is displayed when you turn on the camera for the
first time.
• It may take some time for the power to turn on and allow operation.
that [Enter] is selected on the screen, then press
2 Check
z on the control wheel.
a desired geographic location by following the
3 Select
on-screen instructions, then press z.
[Daylight Savings], [Date/Time] and [Date Format],
4 Set
then press z.
• When setting [Date/Time], midnight is 12:00 AM, and noon is
12:00 PM.
5 Check that [Enter] is selected, then press z.
Shooting still images/movies
Shutter button
W/T (zoom) lever
W: zoom out
T: zoom in
Shooting still images
the shutter button halfway down to focus.
1 Press
When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the z or
2 Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image.
Shooting movies
the MOVIE (Movie) button to start recording.
1 Press
• Use the W/T (zoom) lever to change the zoom ratio.
2 Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
• Continuous movie shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes maximum at
one time with the camera’s default settings, and when the ambient temperature is
approximately 25°C (77°F) (the duration of time available for movie recording
varies depending on the temperature environment, the recording format/setting, or
the usage conditions of the camera before you start recording (page 33)). When
movie recording is finished, you can restart recording by pressing the MOVIE
button again. The recording may stop in order to protect the camera depending on
the temperature of the camera or the battery.
• Do not pull up the flash manually. This may cause a malfunction.
• When using the zoom function while shooting a movie, the sound of the camera
operating will be recorded. The sound of the MOVIE button operating may also be
recorded when movie recording is finished.
Viewing images
W: zoom out
T: zoom in
Control wheel
1 Press the
Select images:
B (next)/b (previous) or turn the
control wheel
Set: z
(Playback) button.
x Selecting next/previous image
Select an image by pressing B (next)/b (previous) on the control wheel or by
turning the control wheel. Press z in the center of the control wheel to view
x Deleting an image
1 Press the (Delete) button.
2 Select [Delete] with v on the control wheel, then press z.
x Returning to shooting images
Press the shutter button halfway down.
Introduction of other functions
Other functions can be operated using the control wheel, MENU button, etc.
Touch panel
Control wheel
x Control wheel
DISP (Display Contents): Allows you to change the screen display.
ISO (ISO): Allows you to set the sensitivity based on the brightness.
(Exposure Comp.): Allows you to compensate the exposure and brightness
for the entire image.
(Photo Creativity): Allows you to operate the camera intuitively and
shoot creative images easily.
(Drive Mode): Allows you to switch between shooting methods, such
as single shooting, continuous shooting or bracket shooting.
z (Shoot Mode): Allows you to change the shooting mode.
x Shooting using touch operation
This camera is equipped with a touch panel. By touching a subject on the
monitor, you can shoot still images (Touch Shutter) or bring the subject into
focus (Touch Focus). You can also use the [Touch Shutter] function along
with [Self-portrait/ -timer] shooting.
Refer to the “Help Guide” for detailed operations and the features available
with the touch panel.
x Menu Items
(Camera Settings)
Shoot Mode
Selects the shooting mode.
Image Size
Selects the size of still images.
Aspect Ratio
Selects the aspect ratio for still images.
Sets the image quality for still images.
Panorama: Size
Selects the size of panoramic images.
Panorama: Direction
Sets the shooting direction for panoramic images.
File Format
Selects the movie file format.
Record Setting
Selects the size of the recorded movie frame.
Dual Video REC
Sets whether to simultaneously record an XAVC S
movie and MP4 movie or an AVCHD movie and
MP4 movie.
Drive Mode
Sets the drive mode, such as for continuous shooting.
Flash Mode
Sets the flash settings.
Flash Comp.
Adjusts the intensity of flash output.
Red Eye Reduction
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when using flash.
Focus Mode
Selects the focus method.
Focus Area
Selects the area of focus.
AF Illuminator
Sets the AF illuminator, which provides light for a
dark scene to aid focusing.
AF drive speed
Switches focusing speed when using autofocus in
movie mode.
AF Track Duration
Sets the duration for AF tracking in movie mode.
Exposure Comp.
Compensates the brightness of the entire image.
Adjusts the luminous sensitivity.
Metering Mode
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the
subject to measure to determine the exposure.
White Balance
Adjusts the color tones of an image.
Compensates automatically for brightness and
Creative Style
Selects the desired image processing.
Picture Effect
Selects the desired effect filter to achieve a more
impressive and artistic expression.
Focus Magnifier
Enlarges the image before shooting so that you can
check the focus in detail.
Sets noise reduction processing for high-sensitivity
Center Lock-on AF
Sets the function to track a subject and continue
focusing when pressing the center button in the
shooting screen.
Smile/Face Detect.
Selects to detect faces and adjust various settings
automatically. Sets to automatically release the
shutter when a smile is detected.
Soft Skin Effect
Sets the Soft Skin Effect and the effect level.
Auto Obj.
Analyzes the scene when capturing faces, close-ups,
or subjects tracked by the Lock-on AF function, and
automatically trims and saves another copy of the
image with a more impressive composition.
Scene Selection
Selects pre-set settings to match various scene
Selects the exposure mode to suit your subject or
Sets SteadyShot for shooting still images and movies.
Reduces blur from camera shake when shooting while
holding the camera with your hands.
Color Space
Changes the range of reproducible colors.
Auto Slow Shut.
Sets the function that automatically adjusts the shutter
speed following the brightness of the environment.
Audio Recording
Sets whether to record audio when shooting a movie.
Wind Noise Reduct.
Reduces wind noise during movie recording.
Shooting Tip List
Displays the shooting tip list.
(Custom Settings)
MF Assist
Displays stripes to adjust brightness.
Displays an enlarged image when focusing manually.
Focus Magnif. Time
Sets the length of time the image will be shown in an
enlarged form.
Grid Line
Sets a grid line display to enable alignment to a
structural outline.
Marker Display
Sets whether to display the marker on the monitor
when recording movies.
Marker Settings
Sets the marker displayed on the monitor when
recording movies.
Auto Review
Sets auto review to display the captured image after
DISP Button
Sets the screen display modes that can be selected by
pressing DISP on the control wheel.
Peaking Level
Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges with a
specific color when focusing manually.
Peaking Color
Sets the color used for the peaking function.
Exposure Set. Guide
Sets the guide to be displayed when you change the
exposure setting on the shooting screen.
Live View Display
Sets whether or not to reflect settings such as
exposure compensation in screen display.
Disp. cont. AF area
Sets whether or not to display the focus area in
[Continuous AF] mode.
Sets whether or not to perform auto focus before the
shutter button is half pressed.
Zoom Setting
Sets whether to use the Clear Image Zoom and Digital
Zoom when zooming.
Release w/o Lens
Sets whether or not to release the shutter when there
is no lens.
AEL w/ shutter
Sets whether to perform AEL when the shutter button
is half pressed.
Touch Shoot. Set.
Sets the function to be performed when you touch the
monitor in shooting mode.
Self-portrait/ -timer
Sets whether to use a 3-second delay self-timer when
the monitor is tilted upward about 180 degrees.
S. Auto Img. Extract.
When the shooting mode is set to [Superior Auto] and
the camera recognizes the scene to be shot with
multiple images, this sets whether to extract an image
automatically and save it.
Sets whether to reflect exposure compensation value
to flash compensation.
Face Registration
Registers or changes the person to be given priority in
the focus.
AF Micro Adj.
Finely adjusts the autofocused position, when using
the LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 Mount Adaptor (sold
Lens Comp.
Selects the type of the lens compensation.
Custom Key Settings
Assigns a desired function to the button.
MOVIE Button
Sets whether to always activate the MOVIE button.
Send to Smartphone
Transfers images to display on a smartphone.
Send to Computer
Backs up images by transferring them to a computer
connected to a network.
View on TV
You can view images on a network-enabled TV.
Assigns an application to One-touch (NFC). You can
call up the application when shooting by touching an
NFC-enabled smartphone to the camera.
Airplane Mode
You can set this device to not perform wireless
WPS Push
You can register the access point to the camera easily
by pushing the WPS button.
Access Point Set.
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.
Resets the SSID and password for the smartphone
Reset Network Set.
Resets all network settings.
Application List
Displays the application list. You can select the
application you want to use.
Displays instructions on using the application.
Deletes an image.
View Mode
Sets the way in which images are grouped for
Image Index
Displays multiple images at the same time.
Display Rotation
Sets the playback direction of the recorded image.
Slide Show
Shows a slide show.
Rotates the image.
Enlarge Image
Enlarges the playback images.
4K Still Image PB
Outputs still images in 4K resolution to an HDMIconnected TV that supports 4K.
Protects the images.
Specify Printing
Adds a print order mark to a still image.
Monitor Brightness
Sets the monitor brightness.
Volume Settings
Sets the volume for movie playback.
Audio signals
Sets the operating sound on/off for when the image is
in focus or when the self-timer is started.
Upload Settings
Sets the upload function of the camera when using an
Eye-Fi card.
Tile Menu
Sets whether to display the tile menu every time you
press the MENU button.
Delete confirm.
Sets whether Delete or Cancel is preselected in the
Delete confirmation screen.
Pwr Save Start Time
Sets the time intervals to automatically switch to
power save mode.
PAL/NTSC Selector
(only for 1080 50i
compatible models)
Touch Operation
Sets whether to operate the camera using the touch
Demo Mode
Sets demonstration movie playback to on or off.
HDMI Settings
Sets the HDMI settings.
USB Connection
Sets the USB connection method.
USB LUN Setting
Enhances compatibility by limiting the functions of
the USB connection.
By changing the TV format of the device, shooting in
a different movie format is possible.
Selects the language.
Date/Time Setup
Sets the date and time, and daylight savings.
Area Setting
Sets the location of use.
Formats the memory card.
File Number
Sets the method used to assign file numbers to still
images and movies.
Select REC Folder
Changes the selected folder for storing still images
and movies (MP4).
New Folder
Creates a new folder for storing still images and
movies (MP4).
Folder Name
Sets the folder name for still images.
Recover Image DB
Recovers the image database file and enables
recording and playback.
Display Media Info.
Displays the remaining recording time of movies and
the recordable number of still images on the memory
Displays the camera software version.
Certification Logo*
The certification can be displayed on the camera.
Setting Reset
Restores settings to their defaults.
* Overseas model only
Features of PlayMemories Home™
The software PlayMemories Home allows you to import still images and
movies to your computer and use them. PlayMemories Home is required for
importing XAVC S movies and AVCHD movies to your computer.
Playing back imported
Importing images from your camera
For Windows, the following functions are also
Sharing images on
PlayMemories Online™
Viewing images Creating
on a calendar
images to
network services
• You can download Image Data Converter (RAW image editing software) or
Remote Camera Control, etc. by performing the following procedure:
Connect the camera to your computer t launch PlayMemories Home t
click [Notifications].
• An Internet connection is required to install PlayMemories Home.
• An Internet connection is required to use PlayMemories Online or other network
services. PlayMemories Online or other network services may not be available in
some countries or regions.
• Use the following URL for Mac applications:
• If the software PMB (Picture Motion Browser), supplied with models released
before 2011, has already been installed on your computer, PlayMemories Home
will overwrite it during the installation. Use PlayMemories Home, the successor
software of PMB.
x System requirements
You can find the system requirements for the software at the following URL:
x Installing PlayMemories Home on a computer
the Internet browser on your computer, go to the
1 Using
following URL, and then install PlayMemories Home.
• For details on PlayMemories Home, refer to the following
PlayMemories Home support page (English only):
• When installation is complete, PlayMemories Home starts.
the camera to your computer using the micro
2 Connect
USB cable (supplied).
• New functions may be installed in PlayMemories Home. Connect the
camera to your computer even if PlayMemories Home is already
installed on your computer.
• Do not disconnect the micro USB cable (supplied) from the camera while the
operating screen or the accessing screen is displayed. Doing so may damage the
• To disconnect the camera from the computer, click
on the tasktray, then click
[Eject PMHOME].
Adding functions to the camera
You can add the desired functions to your camera by connecting to the
application download website
(PlayMemories Camera Apps™) via the
• After installing an application, you can call up the application by touching an
NFC-enabled Android smartphone to the N mark on the camera, using the
[One-touch(NFC)] function.
Number of still images and recordable time of
The number of still images and recordable time may vary depending on the
shooting conditions and the memory card.
x Still images
Image Size]: L: 24M
When [
Aspect Ratio] is set to [3:2]*
2 GB
330 images
200 images
54 images
74 images
* When the [
Aspect Ratio] is set to other than [3:2], you can record more
pictures than shown above. (Except when [
Quality] is set to [RAW].)
x Movies
The table below shows the approximate total recording times using a memory
card formatted with this camera. The recording time for XAVC S and AVCHD
movies is the recording time when shooting with [Dual Video REC] set to
(h (hour), m (minute))
2 GB
64 GB
60p 50M/50p 50M
2 h 35 m
30p 50M/25p 50M
2 h 35 m
24p 50M*
2 h 35 m
Record Setting
60i 24M(FX)/50i 24M(FX)
10 m
60i 17M(FH)/50i 17M(FH)
10 m
8 h 15 m
60p 28M(PS)/50p 28M(PS)
24p 24M(FX)/25p 24M(FX)
10 m
24p 17M(FH)/25p 17M(FH)
10 m
1440×1080 12M
20 m
11 h
1 h 10 m
40 h
* only for 1080 60i compatible models
• Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (a product
specification limit). The maximum continuous recording time of an MP4 (12M)
format movie is about 20 minutes (limited by the 2 GB file size restriction).
• The recordable time of movies varies because the camera is equipped with VBR
(Variable Bit-Rate), which automatically adjusts image quality depending on the
shooting scene. When you record a fast-moving subject, the image is clearer but
the recordable time is shorter because more memory is required for recording.
The recordable time also varies depending on the shooting conditions, the subject
or the image quality/size settings.
Notes on continuous movie recording
• It requires a lot of power to perform high quality movie recording or continuous
shooting using the image sensor. Therefore, if you continue to shoot, the
temperature inside the camera will rise, especially that of the image sensor. In such
cases, the camera turns off automatically since higher temperatures affect the
quality of the images or affect the internal mechanism of the camera.
• The duration of time available for movie recording is as follows when the camera
starts recording with the camera’s default settings after the power of the camera
has been turned off for a while. (The following values indicate the continuous time
from when the camera starts recording until the camera stops recording.)
Ambient temperature
Continuous recording time for movies
20°C (68°F)
About 29 minutes
30°C (86°F)
About 29 minutes
40°C (104°F)
About 20 minutes
• The duration of time available for movie recording varies with the temperature,
the recording format/setting, or condition of the camera before you start recording.
If you frequently recompose or shoot images after the power is turned on, the
temperature inside the camera will rise and the recording time available will be
• When
is indicated, stop recording the movie.
• If the camera stops recording due to the temperature, leave it for several minutes
with the power turned off. Start recording after the temperature inside the camera
drops fully.
Notes on using the camera
Functions built into this camera
• This manual describes 1080 60i-compatible devices and 1080 50i-compatible
To check whether your camera is a 1080 60i-compatible device or 1080 50icompatible device, check for the following marks on the bottom of the camera.
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
• This camera is compatible with 1080 60p or 50p-format movies. Unlike standard
recording modes up to now, which record in an interlacing method, this camera
records using a progressive method. This increases the resolution, and provides a
smoother, more realistic image.
On use and care
Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as
hammering, dropping, or stepping on the product. Be particularly careful of the lens.
Notes on recording/playback
• Before you start recording, 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 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.
• If moisture condensation occurs, remove it before using the camera.
• Do not shake or strike the camera. It may cause a malfunction and you may not be
able to record images. Furthermore, the recording media may become unusable or
image data may be damaged.
Do not use/store the camera in the following places
• In an extremely hot, cold or humid place
In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become
deformed and this may cause a malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater
The camera body may become discolored or deformed, and this may cause a
• In a location subject to shaking or vibration
• Near a location that generates strong radio waves, emits radiation or is strongly
In such locations, the camera may not properly record or play back images.
• 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.
About the grip
The grip is applied with a special coating. The grip may be discolored if it is rubbed
with a dark colored cloth, leather, etc.
On storing
Be sure to attach the front lens cap when not using the camera.
Notes on the screen and lens
• The monitor is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology, and over
99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, some tiny black
and/or bright dots (white, red, blue or green) may appear on the monitor. These dots
are a normal result of the manufacturing process, and do not affect the recording.
• Do not press against the monitor. The monitor may be discolored and that may
cause a malfunction.
• Do not operate the touch panel using a pointed object. This may cause a
• When the lens is operating, be careful not to let your finger be caught by the lens.
About the magnets
There are magnets attached to the back of the monitor and in the area around the
flash. Do not put objects that are affected by magnetic fields, such as a floppy disk
or a credit card to the monitor or the camera body.
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.
Notes on the flash
• Do not carry the camera by the flash unit, or use excessive force on it.
• If water, dust or sand get into the open flash unit, it may cause a malfunction.
• Be sure to keep your fingers out of the way when you press the flash down.
On camera’s temperature
Your camera and battery may get hot due to continuous use, but it is not a
On the overheat protection
Depending on the camera and battery temperature, you may be unable to record
movies or the power may turn off automatically to protect the camera.
A message will be displayed on the monitor before the power turns off or when you
can no longer record movies. In this case, leave the power off and wait until the
camera and battery temperature goes down. If you turn on the power without letting
the camera and battery cool down enough, the power may turn off again or you may
be unable to record movies.
On charging the battery
If you charge a battery that has not been used for a long time, you may be unable to
charge it to the proper capacity.
This is due to the battery characteristics. Charge the battery again.
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.
No guarantee in the case of damaged content or recording failures
Sony cannot provide a guarantee in the case of failure to record or loss or damage of
recorded content due to a malfunction of the camera or recording media, etc.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, then wipe
the surface with a dry cloth. To prevent damage to the finish or casing:
– Do not expose the camera to chemical products such as thinner, benzine, alcohol,
disposable cloths, insect repellent, sunscreen or insecticide.
Maintaining the monitor
• Hand cream or moisturizer left on the monitor may dissolve its coating. If you get
any of these substances on the monitor, wipe it off immediately.
• Wiping forcefully with tissue paper or other materials can damage the coating.
• If fingerprints or debris are stuck to the monitor, we recommend that you gently
remove any debris and then wipe the monitor clean with a soft cloth.
Notes on wireless LAN
We assume no responsibility whatsoever for any damage caused by unauthorized
access to, or unauthorized use of, destinations loaded on the camera, resulting from
loss or theft.
Camera type: Interchangeable lens
digital camera
Lens: Sony 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. 24 700 000 pixels
Effective pixel number of camera:
Approx. 24 300 000 pixels
[Auto focus system]
System: Phase detection system/
Contrast detection system
Sensitivity range: EV-1 to EV20 (at
ISO 100 equivalent, with F2.0
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 Shut.]
1080 50i-compatible device up to
1/50 second in AUTO mode (up to
1/25 second in [Auto Slow Shut.]
Flash sync speed: 1/160 second
[Recording media]
Memory Stick PRO Duo media,
SD card
[Exposure control]
Metering method: 1 200-segment
metering by the image sensor
Metering range: EV-1 to EV20 (at
ISO 100 equivalent, with F2.0
ISO sensitivity (Recommended
exposure index):
Still images: AUTO, ISO 100 –
ISO 25 600
Movies: AUTO, ISO 100 –
ISO 12 800 equivalent
Exposure compensation: ±3.0 EV
(1/3 EV step)
LCD monitor: Wide, 7.5 cm (3.0 type)
TFT drive, touch panel
Total number of dots: 921 600 dots
[Input/output terminals]
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*:
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
* Supports Micro USB compatible
HDMI: HDMI type D micro jack
Battery type: Rechargeable battery
pack NP-FW50
[Power consumption (while
When using an E PZ 16 – 50 mm F3.5
– 5.6 OSS lens*
Approx. 2.3 W
* supplied with ILCE-5100L/
Exif Print: Compatible
PRINT Image Matching III:
DPOF: Compatible
Dimensions (CIPA compliant)
109.6 mm × 62.8 mm × 35.7 mm
(4 3/8 inches × 2 1/2 inches ×
1 7/16 inches) (W/H/D)
Mass (CIPA compliant) (Approx.):
283 g (10.0 oz)
(including battery and Memory
Stick PRO Duo media)
224 g (7.9 oz) (camera only)
Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F)
File format:
Still image: JPEG compliant (DCF
Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF
Baseline), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3
Movies (XAVC S format):
ver.1.0 format compliant
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit)
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
Flash guide number: 4 (in meters at
ISO 100)
Recycling time: Approx. 3 seconds
Flash coverage: Covering 16 mm lens
(focal length that the lens indicates)
Flash compensation: ±2.0 EV (1/3 EV
[Wireless LAN]
Supported format: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency band: 2.4 GHz
Supported security protocols: WEP/
Configuration method: WPS (Wi-Fi
Protected Setup)/Manual
Access method: Infrastructure mode
NFC: NFC Forum Type 3 Tagcompliant
AC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D
Power requirements: AC 100 V to
240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 70 mA
Output voltage: DC 5 V, 0.5 A
Rechargeable battery pack
Battery type: 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)
E16 – 50 mm zoom E55 – 210 mm
zoom lens
Equivalent 35 mm-format focal
length2) (mm)
Lens groups/elements
24 – 75
82.5 – 315
9 – 13
Angle of view2)
83° – 32°
28.2° – 7.8°
Minimum focus3) (m (feet))
0.25 – 0.3
(0.82 – 1)
1.0 (3.28)
Maximum magnification (×)
Minimum aperture
Filter diameter (mm)
f/22 – f/36
f/22 – f/32
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)
Dimensions (max. diameter ×
height) (Approx. mm (in.))
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.
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.
• Memory Stick and
trademarks or registered trademarks
of Sony Corporation.
• XAVC S and
registered trademarks of Sony
• “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.
• The terms HDMI and HDMI HighDefinition Multimedia Interface, and
the HDMI Logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC in the United States
and other countries.
• Windows is a registered trademark of
Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
• Mac is a registered trademark of
Apple Inc. in the United States and
other countries.
• iOS is a registered trademark or
trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.
• iPhone and iPad are registered
trademarks of Apple Inc. in the
United States and other countries.
• SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C,
• Android and Google Play are
trademarks of Google Inc.
• Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi logo, Wi-Fi
PROTECTED SET-UP are registered
trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• The N Mark is a trademark or
registered trademark of NFC Forum,
Inc. in the United States and in other
trademarks of Digital Living
Network Alliance.
• Facebook and the “f” logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks
of Facebook, Inc.
• YouTube and the YouTube logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks
of Google Inc.
• Eye-Fi is a trademark of Eye-Fi, Inc.
• 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 may not
be used in all cases in this manual.
Additional information on this product and
answers to frequently asked questions can be
found at our Customer Support Website.
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