Sony | ILCE-6000 | User's Manual | Sony ILCE-6000 User manual

Help Guide: Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
ILCE-6000
How to Use
Before Use
Names of parts
Identifying parts [1]
Identifying parts Lens E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS (supplied with ILCE-6000L/ILCE6000Y) [2]
Identifying parts Lens E 55-210 mm F4.5-6.3 OSS (supplied with ILCE-6000Y) [3]
Icons and indicators
List of icons on the screen [4]
List of focus range finder frames [5]
Using the strap
Using the shoulder strap [6]
Attaching the eyepiece cup
Attaching the eyepiece cup [7]
Adjusting the viewfinder
Adjusting the viewfinder (diopter-adjustment) [8]
In-Camera guide
About the [In-Camera Guide] [9]
About the shooting advice [10]
Confirming the operation method
Confirming the operation method
Using the control wheel [11]
Using MENU items [12]
Using the Fn (Function) button [13]
Using the “Quick Navi”
Shooting
Shooting still images/movies
Shooting still images [15]
Shooting movies [16]
Selecting a shooting mode
List of mode dial functions [17]
Intelligent Auto [18]
Superior Auto [19]
About Scene Recognition [20]
The advantages of automatic shooting [21]
Program Auto [22]
Sweep Panorama
Scene Selection [24]
Shutter Priority [25]
Aperture Priority [26]
Manual Exposure [27]
BULB [28]
Memory recall [29]
Movie [30]
Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
Zoom [31]
The zoom features available with this product [32]
Zoom Setting [33]
About zoom scale [34]
Using the flash
Using flash
Flash Mode [36]
Flash Comp. [37]
Selecting a screen display mode
Switching the screen display (Shooting) [38]
DISP Button (Finder) [39]
DISP Button (Monitor) [40]
Selecting still image size/image quality
Image Size (still image) [41]
Aspect Ratio (still image) [42]
Quality (still image) [43]
Panorama: Size [44]
Panorama: Direction [45]
Adjusting the focus
Focus Mode [46]
Focus Area [47]
Focal plane phase detection AF [48]
Focus-lock [49]
Manual Focus [50]
Direct manual focus (DMF) [51]
MF Assist (still image) [52]
Focus Magnifier [53]
Focus Magnif. Time [54]
Peaking Level [55]
Peaking Color [56]
Lock-on AF [57]
Using Lock-on AF [58]
Pre-AF (still image) [59]
Eye-Start AF (still image) [60]
AF/MF control [61]
AF Illuminator (still image) [62]
AF Micro Adj. [63]
Disp. cont. AF area [64]
AF w/ shutter (still image) [65]
AF On [66]
Eye AF [67]
AF drive speed (movie) [68]
AF Track Duration (movie) [69]
Measuring the exact distance to the subject [70]
Adjusting the exposure
Exposure Comp. [71]
Metering Mode [72]
AE lock [73]
AEL w/ shutter (still image) [74]
Exp.comp.set [75]
Zebra [76]
Exposure Set. Guide [77]
Exposure step [78]
Dial/Wheel Ev Comp [79]
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous shooting/Self-timer)
Drive Mode [80]
Cont. Shooting [81]
Self-timer [82]
Self-timer(Cont) [83]
Cont. Bracket [84]
Single Bracket [85]
WB bracket [86]
DRO Bracket [87]
Bracket order [88]
Selecting the ISO sensitivity
ISO [89]
Multi Frame NR [90]
Correcting the brightness or contrast
D-Range Opt. (DRO) [91]
Auto HDR [92]
Adjusting color tones
White Balance [93]
Capturing a basic white color in [Custom Setup] mode [94]
Selecting an effect mode
Picture Effect [95]
Creative Style [96]
Recording movies
File Format (movie) [97]
Record Setting (movie) [98]
Audio Recording [99]
Wind Noise Reduct. [100]
Auto Slow Shut. (movie) [101]
MOVIE Button [102]
Customizing the shooting functions for convenient use
Memory [103]
Function Menu Set. [104]
Custom Key Settings [105]
Function of the AEL button [106]
Function of the Custom button [107]
Function of the center button [108]
Function of the left button [109]
Function of the right button [110]
Function of the down button [111]
Dial/Wheel Setup [112]
Setting the other functions of this product
Photo Creativity [113]
Smile/Face Detect. [114]
Soft Skin Effect (still image) [115]
Face Registration (New Registration) [116]
Face Registration (Order Exchanging) [117]
Face Registration (Delete) [118]
Red Eye Reduction [119]
Auto Obj. Framing (still image) [120]
SteadyShot [121]
Long Exposure NR (still image) [122]
High ISO NR (still image) [123]
Color Space (still image) [124]
Grid Line [125]
Auto Review [126]
Live View Display [127]
FINDER/MONITOR [128]
Release w/o Lens [129]
e-Front Curtain Shut. [130]
S. Auto Img. Extract. [131]
Shading Comp. [132]
Chro. Aber. Comp. [133]
Distortion Comp. [134]
Dial / Wheel Lock [135]
Aperture Preview [136]
Shot. Result Preview [137]
Viewing
Viewing still images
Playing back images [138]
Playback zoom [139]
Image Index [140]
Switching the screen display (during playback) [141]
Deleting images
Deleting a displayed image [142]
Deleting multiple selected images [143]
Playing back movies
Playing back movies [144]
Viewing panoramic images
Playing back panoramic images [145]
Printing
Specify Printing [146]
Using viewing functions
View Mode [147]
Display Rotation [148]
Slide Show [149]
Rotate [150]
Protect [151]
4K Still Image PB [152]
Viewing images on a TV
Viewing images on an HD TV [153]
Viewing images on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV [154]
Changing settings
Setup menu
Monitor Brightness [155]
Viewfinder Bright. [156]
Finder Color Temp. [157]
Volume Settings [158]
Audio signals [159]
Upload Settings(Eye-Fi) [160]
Tile Menu [161]
Mode Dial Guide [162]
Delete confirm. [163]
Pwr Save Start Time [164]
PAL/NTSC Selector [165]
Cleaning Mode [166]
Demo Mode [167]
Remote Ctrl [168]
HDMI Resolution [169]
CTRL FOR HDMI [170]
HDMI Info. Display [171]
USB Connection [172]
USB LUN Setting [173]
Language [174]
Date/Time Setup [175]
Area Setting [176]
Format [177]
File Number [178]
Select REC Folder [179]
New Folder [180]
Folder Name [181]
Recover Image DB [182]
Display Media Info. [183]
Version [184]
Certification Logo (Overseas model only) [185]
Setting Reset [186]
Using Wi-Fi functions
Connecting this product and a Smartphone
PlayMemories Mobile [187]
Connecting an Android smartphone to this product [188]
Connecting the product to an iPhone or iPad [189]
Calling up an application using [One-touch(NFC)] [190]
Controlling this product using a Smartphone
Smart Remote Embedded [191]
One-touch connection with an NFC-enabled Android smartphone (NFC One-touch remote)
[192]
Transferring images to a Smartphone
Send to Smartphone [193]
Sending images to an Android smartphone (NFC One-touch Sharing) [194]
Transferring images to a computer
Send to Computer [195]
Transferring images to a TV
View on TV [196]
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Airplane Mode [197]
WPS Push [198]
Access Point Set. [199]
Edit Device Name [200]
Disp MAC Address [201]
SSID/PW Reset [202]
Reset Network Set. [203]
Adding applications to the product
PlayMemories Camera Apps
PlayMemories Camera Apps [204]
Recommended computer environment [205]
Installing the applications
Opening a service account [206]
Downloading applications [207]
Downloading applications directly to the product using the Wi-Fi function [208]
Starting the applications
Launching the downloaded application [209]
Managing the applications
Uninstalling applications [210]
Changing the order of applications [211]
Confirming the account information of PlayMemories Camera Apps [212]
Viewing on computers
Recommended computer environment
Recommended computer environment [213]
Using the software
PlayMemories Home [214]
Installing PlayMemories Home [215]
Software for Mac computers [216]
“Image Data Converter”
Installing “Image Data Converter”
Accessing “Image Data Converter Guide”
“Remote Camera Control”
Installing “Remote Camera Control”
Accessing “Remote Camera Control Help Guide”
Connecting this product and a computer
Connecting the product to a computer [223]
Importing images to the computer [224]
Disconnecting the product from the computer [225]
Creating a movie disc
Disc type [226]
Selecting the disc creation method [227]
Creating a disc with a device other than a computer [228]
Creating Blu-ray Discs [229]
Precautions/This product
Precautions
Precautions [230]
On the internal rechargeable battery [231]
Notes on the battery pack [232]
Charging the battery pack [233]
Memory card [234]
Cleaning this product
On cleaning [235]
Number of recordable still images and recordable time of movies
Number of still images [236]
Recordable time of movies [237]
Using this product abroad
Plug adaptor [238]
On TV color systems [239]
Other information
Mount Adaptor [240]
LA-EA1 Mount Adaptor [241]
LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor [242]
LA-EA3 Mount Adaptor [243]
LA-EA4 Mount Adaptor [244]
AVCHD format [245]
License [246]
Trademarks
Trademarks [247]
Troubleshooting
If you have problems
If you have problems
Troubleshooting [248]
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
You cannot insert the battery pack into the product. [249]
You cannot turn on the product. [250]
The power turns off suddenly. [251]
The remaining battery level indicator shows an incorrect level. [252]
The charge lamp on the product flashes when charging the battery pack. [253]
The battery pack has not been charged even if the charge lamp on the product has turned
off. [254]
The battery pack is not charged. [255]
The monitor does not turn on even when the product is turned on. [256]
Shooting still images/movies
You cannot record images. [257]
Recording takes a long time. [258]
The image is out of focus. [259]
Zoom does not work. [260]
The flash does not work. [261]
Fuzzy white circular spots appear on images shot using the flash. [262]
The recording date and time are not displayed on the screen. [263]
The date and time are recorded incorrectly. [264]
The aperture value and/or shutter speed and/or metering indicator flashes.
The image colors are not correct. [266]
Noise appears in the image when you view the screen in a dark place. [267]
The eyes of the subject come out red. [268]
Dots appear and remain on the screen. [269]
You cannot shoot images continuously. [270]
The image is not clear in the viewfinder. [271]
The image is whitish (Flare)./Blurring of light appears on the image (Ghosting). [272]
The corners of the picture are too dark. [273]
The image is blurred. [274]
The LCD screen darkens after a short period of time passed. [275]
The flash takes too long to recharge. [276]
The control dial or control wheel does not work. [277]
Viewing images
Images cannot be played back. [278]
The date and time are not displayed. [279]
The image cannot be deleted. [280]
The image was deleted by mistake. [281]
A DPOF mark cannot be put. [282]
Wi-Fi
You cannot find the wireless access point to be connected. [283]
[WPS Push] does not work. [284]
[Send to Computer] is canceled halfway. [285]
You cannot send movies to a smartphone. [286]
[Smart Remote Embedded] or [Send to Smartphone] is canceled halfway.
The shooting screen for [Smart Remote Embedded] is not displayed smoothly./The
connection between this product and the smartphone is disconnected.
You cannot use One-Touch connection (NFC). [289]
Computers
The computer does not recognize this product. [290]
You cannot import images. [291]
The image and sound are interrupted by noise when viewing a movie on a computer. [292]
Images exported from a computer cannot be viewed on this product. [293]
Memory cards
Formatted the memory card by mistake. [294]
Printing
You cannot print images. [295]
The color of the image is strange. [296]
Images are printed with both edges cut off. [297]
You cannot print images with the date. [298]
Others
The lens gets fogged. [299]
The product becomes warm when you use it for a long time. [300]
The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the product. [301]
The number of recordable images does not decrease, or decreases two images at a time.
[302]
The product does not work properly. [303]
“--E-” appears on the screen. [304]
Messages
Messages
Warning messages [305]
Situations this product has difficulty handling
Situations this product has difficulty handling
Situations this product has difficulty handling [306]
[1] How to Use
Before Use
Names of parts
Identifying parts
When the lens is removed
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Shutter button
C1 (Custom 1) button
Remote sensor
ON/OFF (Power) switch
Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator
Lens release button
Microphone*
Lens
Mount
Image sensor**
Lens contacts**
*Do
not cover this part during movie recording.
** Do
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
not touch this part directly.
Multi Interface Shoe*
Image sensor position mark
Hook for shoulder strap
Wi-Fi sensor (built-in)
Flash
Press the
(Flash pop-up) button to use the flash. The flash does not pop up
automatically.
When not using the flash, press it back into the camera body.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Mode dial
Control dial
Charge lamp
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*
Supports Micro USB compatible device.
10. HDMI micro jack
*For
details on compatible accessories for the Multi Interface Shoe and the Multi/Micro USB Terminal,
visit the Sony web site, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
You can also use accessories that are compatible with the accessory shoe. Operations with other
manufacturers’ accessories are not guaranteed.
1. Eye sensor
2. Viewfinder
3. Eyepiece cup
Not attached to the camera at the factory. It is recommended that you attach the
eyepiece cup when you intend to use the viewfinder.
Attaching/removing the eyepiece cup
Match the bottom side of the eyepiece cup to the viewfinder, and attach it by pushing
the top side of the eyepiece cup in.
To remove the eyepiece cup, grasp it on the left and right sides and lift it up.
Remove the eyepiece cup when you attach an accessory (sold separately) to the Multi
Interface Shoe.
4. LCD screen
You can adjust the screen to an easily viewable angle and shoot from any position.
You may not be able to adjust the screen angle depending on the type of a tripod you
use. In such a case, release the tripod screw once to adjust the screen angle.
5. Diopter-adjustment dial
Adjust the diopter-adjustment dial to your eyesight until the display appears clearly in
the viewfinder.
If it is difficult to turn the diopter-adjustment dial, remove the eyepiece cup and then
adjust the dial.
6.
(Flash pop-up) button
7. MENU button
8. For shooting: AEL button
For viewing: Playback zoom
9. MOVIE (Movie) button
10. For shooting: Fn (Function) button
For viewing:
(Send to Smartphone) button
You can display the screen for [Send to Smartphone] by pressing the
Smartphone) button.
11. Control wheel
12. C2 (Custom 2) button/
13.
(Playback) button
1.
(Send to
(Delete) button
(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.
2. Connection plate cover
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.
Make sure that the cord is not pinched when you close the cover.
3. 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.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Speaker
Access lamp
Battery/memory card cover
Memory card slot
Battery insertion slot
Battery eject lever
[2] How to Use
Before Use
Names of parts
Identifying parts Lens E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS
(supplied with ILCE-6000L/ILCE-6000Y)
1.
2.
3.
4.
*Do
Zooming/Focusing ring
Zooming lever
Mounting index
Lens contacts*
not touch this part directly.
[3] How to Use
Before Use
Names of parts
Identifying parts Lens E 55-210 mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
(supplied with ILCE-6000Y)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
*Do
Focusing ring
Zooming ring
Focal-length scale
Focal-length index
Lens contacts*
Mounting index
not touch this part directly.
[4] How to Use
Before Use
Icons and indicators
List of icons on the screen
List of shooting mode icons
List of viewing mode icons
P P* A S M
1.
Shooting mode
Memory number
Memory card/Uploading status
Scene Recognition icons
Scene Selection
100
Remaining number
Aspect ratio of still images
24M / 20M / 12M / 10M / 6.0M / 5.1M
Image size of still images
Image quality of still images
Frame rate of movies
Recording settings of movies
NFC is activated
Remaining battery
Remaining battery warning
Flash charge in progress
AF Illuminator
Auto Object Framing
SteadyShot
Remote controller
Camera-shake warning
Airplane Mode
No audio recording of movies
Wind Noise Reduction
Overheating warning
Database file full/Database file error
Setting Effect OFF
Smart Zoom
Clear Image Zoom
Digital Zoom
Spot metering area
View Mode
100-0003
Folder - file number
Recording format of movies
Protect
DPOF
DPOF set
2.
Drive Mode
Metering mode
Flash mode/Red-eye reduction
±0.0
Flash compensation
Focus mode
7500K A5 G5
White balance
Focus area
D-Range Opt./Auto HDR
Smile/Face Detect.
±3 ±3 ±3
Creative Style
Lock-on AF
Picture Effect
Smile detection sensitivity indicator
3.
Lock-on AF
Guide display for Lock-on AF
REC 0:12
Recording time of the movie (m:s)
Function of the control wheel
Function of the control dial
Focus
1/250
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture value
±0.0
Metered Manual
±0.0
Exposure compensation
ISO400
ISO sensitivity
AE lock
Shutter speed indicator
Aperture indicator
Histogram
Picture Effect error
Auto HDR image warning
2014-1-1
10:37AM
Date of recording
3/7
File number/Number of images in the view mode
[5] How to Use
Before Use
Icons and indicators
List of focus range finder frames
The focus range finder frame differs as follows depending on the shooting mode.
When using contrast AF or focal plane phase detection AF
mode
When using focal plane phase detection AF mode
When [Focus Area] is set to [Wide] or [Zone], and if you aim at a moving subject, the focus
range finder frame may be displayed as above.
When focus is achieved automatically based on the whole
range of the monitor
When [
AF Illuminator] is set to [Auto], and [Focus Area] is set to [Wide] or [Zone], an AF
range finder frame may be shown by the dotted line.
When you use a zoom function other than the optical zoom, the [Focus Area] setting is
disabled and the focus area frame is shown by the dotted line. The AF operates with priority
on and around the center area.
[6] How to Use
Before Use
Using the strap
Using the shoulder strap
Attach the shoulder strap to prevent damage caused by dropping the product.
1. Attach both ends of the strap.
[7] How to Use
Before Use
Attaching the eyepiece cup
Attaching the eyepiece cup
It is recommended that you attach the eyepiece cup when you intend to use the viewfinder.
1. Match the bottom side of the eyepiece cup to the viewfinder, and attach it by pushing the
top side of the eyepiece cup in.
To remove the eyepiece cup, grasp it on the left and right sides and lift it up.
[8] How to Use
Before Use
Adjusting the viewfinder
Adjusting the viewfinder (diopter-adjustment)
Adjust the diopter-adjustment dial to your eyesight until the display appears clearly in the
viewfinder. If it is difficult to turn the diopter-adjustment dial, remove the eyepiece cup and then
adjust the dial.
[9] How to Use
Before Use
In-Camera guide
About the [In-Camera Guide]
The [In-Camera Guide] displays descriptions of MENU items, Fn (Function) button, and
settings, and if a function cannot be set, the reason why.
1. Press the MENU or Fn button.
2. Select the desired MENU item using up/down/left/right side on the control wheel.
3. Press the C2 (Custom 2) button.
The operation guide for the MENU item you have selected in step 2 is displayed.
If you press the
on the center of the control wheel after selecting an item shown in
gray, the reason the item cannot be set is displayed.
[10] How to Use
Before Use
In-Camera guide
About the shooting advice
Displays the shooting advice according to the selected shooting mode.
1. Press the C2 (Custom 2) button while the shooting screen is displayed.
2. Press the top/bottom side of the control wheel to select the desired shooting advice, then
press
on the center.
The shooting advice is displayed.
You can scroll the screen by pressing the up/down side of the control wheel.
Hint
To view all the shooting advice, select MENU →
List].
[11] How to Use
Confirming the operation method
(Camera Settings) → [Shooting Tip
Confirming the operation method
Using the control wheel
You can select setting items by turning or pressing the top/bottom/right/left side of the control
wheel. Your selection is determined when you press
on the center of the control wheel.
The DISP (Display Setting),
(Exposure Comp./Photo Creativity/Image Index),
(Drive Mode), [ISO] functions are assigned to the top/bottom/left/right side of the control
wheel. In addition, [Standard] is assigned to the
in the center.
During playback, you can display the next/previous image by pressing the right/left side of the
control wheel or by turning the control wheel.
[12] How to Use
Confirming the operation method
Confirming the operation method
Using MENU items
In this section, you learn how to change settings related to all camera operations and execute
camera functions including shooting, playback, and operation methods.
1. Press MENU button to display the Menu screen.
/
2. Select the desired MENU item using the up/down/left/right side of the control wheel or by
turning the control wheel, and then press
in the center of the control wheel.
The display may move directly from step 1 to step 3 depending on the [Tile Menu]
setting.
3. Select the desired setting item by pressing the up/down/left/right side on the control wheel
or by turning the control wheel, and then press
on the center of the control wheel.
Select an icon at the top of the screen and press the left/right side of the control wheel
to move to another MENU item.
4. Select the desired setting value, and press
[13] How to Use
to confirm.
Confirming the operation method
Using the Fn (Function) button
Confirming the operation method
You can recall functions when shooting images. Up to 12 frequently used functions can be
registered to the Fn (Function) button.
1. Press the Fn (Function) button in shooting mode.
2. Select a function to be registered by pressing the up/down/left/right side of the control
wheel.
3. Set the desired setting by turning the control wheel.
Some functions can be fine-tuned using the control dial.
Performing settings on the dedicated screen
Select the desired function in step 2, then press
on the center of the control wheel. The
dedicated setting screen for the function appears. Follow the operating guides (A) to perform
the settings.
[14] How to Use
Confirming the operation method
Confirming the operation method
Using the “Quick Navi”
You can change the settings directly using the Quick Navi screen when using the viewfinder.
1. Press the DISP (Display Setting) button on the control wheel repeatedly until the screen is
set to [For viewfinder].
2. Press Fn (Function) button to switch the screen to Quick Navi screen.
3. Select the desired function by pressing the up/down/left/right side of the control wheel.
4. Turn the control wheel to select the desired setting.
Some setting values can be finely adjusted by turning the control dial.
Performing settings on the dedicated screen
Select the desired function in step 3, then press
on the center of the control wheel. The
dedicated setting screen for the function appears. Follow the operating guides (A) to perform
the settings.
[15] How to Use
Shooting
Shooting still images/movies
Shooting still images
Shoots still images.
1. Set the shooting mode to
(Intelligent Auto).
2. Adjust the monitor angle, and hold the camera. Or look through the viewfinder and hold
the camera.
3. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the indicator (
or
) lights.
4. Press the shutter button fully down.
Focus indicator
lights:
Image is in the focus.
flashes:
The focusing has failed.
lights:
Image is in the focus. The focused position will change to suit the motion of the subject.
lights:
The focusing is in progress.
Hint
When the product cannot focus automatically, the focus indicator flashes and the beep does
not sound. Either recompose the shot or change the focus setting.
Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
It is dark and the subject is distant.
The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
The subject is seen through glass.
The subject is moving quickly.
There is reflective light or shiny surfaces.
There is a flashing light.
The subject is backlit.
Continuously repetitive pattern, such as the appearance of a building.
[16] How to Use
Shooting
Shooting still images/movies
Shooting movies
You can record movies by pressing the MOVIE button.
1. Press the MOVIE button to start recording.
To adjust the shutter speed and aperture value to the desired settings, set the shooting
mode to
(Movie).
2. Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Note
If you use a function such as zoom while shooting a movie, the noise of the product
operating will be recorded. The sound of the MOVIE button operating may also be recorded
when you press the MOVIE button to stop recording.
For the continuous shooting time of a movie recording, refer to “Recordable time of movies.”
When movie recording is finished, you can restart recording by pressing the MOVIE button
again. Recording may stop to protect the product depending on the ambient temperature.
[17] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
List of mode dial functions
You can select the desired shooting mode by turning the mode dial.
Available functions
(Intelligent Auto):
Allows you to shoot still images with the settings adjusted automatically.
(Superior Auto):
Allows you to shoot still images in higher quality than with Intelligent Auto mode.
P (Program Auto):
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the
aperture value (F value)). Also you can select various settings using the menu.
A (Aperture Priority):
Allows you to adjust the aperture and shoot when you want to blur the background, etc.
S (Shutter Priority):
Allows you to shoot fast-moving subjects etc., by manually adjusting the shutter speed.
M (Manual Exposure):
Allows you to shoot still images with the desired exposure by adjusting the shutter speed and
the aperture value.
MR (Memory recall):
Allows you to shoot an image after recalling often-used modes or numeric settings registered in
advance.
(Movie):
Allows you to change the setting for movie recording.
(Sweep Panorama):
Allows you to shoot a panoramic image by compositing the images.
SCN (Scene Selection):
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
[18] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Intelligent Auto
The product analyzes the subject, and allows you to shoot with appropriate settings.
1. Set the mode dial to
(Intelligent Auto).
2. Point the camera to the subject.
When the camera recognized the scene, the icon for the recognized scene appears on the
screen.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the image.
Note
The product will not recognize the scene when you shoot images with zoom functions other
than optical zoom.
The product may not properly recognize these scenes under some shooting conditions.
[19] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Superior Auto
The product automatically recognizes and evaluates the shooting conditions, and the
appropriate settings are set automatically.
The product may shoot multiple images and create a composite image, etc., using more
shooting settings than in Intelligent Auto mode to record higher quality images.
1. Set the mode dial to
(Superior Auto).
2. Point the camera to the subject.
When the camera recognizes a scene, scene recognition icon appears on the screen. If
necessary, appropriate shooting function for the recognized scene and the number of
times the shutter is released also appear.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the image.
When the camera shoots multiple images, it automatically chooses and saves the
appropriate image. You can also save all the images by setting the [S. Auto Img. Extract.].
Note
When the product is used to create composite images, the recording process takes longer
than usual.
The product will not recognize the scene when you use zoom functions other than optical
zoom.
The product may not properly recognize a scene under some shooting conditions.
When [
Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the product cannot create a
composite image.
[20] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
About Scene Recognition
Scene Recognition operates in [Intelligent Auto] mode and [Superior Auto] mode.
This function allows the product to automatically recognize the shooting conditions and shoot
the image.
Scene Recognition:
Icons and guides such as
(Portrait),
(Infant),
(Night Portrait),
(Night Scene),
(Backlight Portrait),
(Backlight),
(Landscape),
(Macro),
(Spotlight),
(Low Light),
(Night Scene using a tripod) or
(Hand-held Twilight) are displayed.
Image processing:
Cont. Shooting, Slow Sync., Auto HDR, Daylight Sync., Slow Shutter, Hand-held Twilight
Note
When [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [Off], the [Portrait], [Backlight Portrait], [Night Portrait]
and [Infant] scenes are not recognized.
[21] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
The advantages of automatic shooting
In [Superior Auto] mode, the product shoots with higher quality than [Intelligent Auto] mode and
performs composite shooting as necessary.
In [Program Auto] mode, you can shoot after adjusting various functions, such as white balance,
ISO, etc.
(Intelligent Auto):
Select this mode when you want the camera automatically recognize the scene.
(Superior Auto):
Select this mode to shoot scenes under difficult circumstances, such as when it is dark or the
subjects are back-lit. Select this mode to shoot a higher quality image than that provided by
(Intelligent Auto).
P (Program Auto):
Select this mode to shoot with various functions other than the exposure (shutter speed and
aperture) adjusted.
Note
In [Intelligent Auto] mode, you may not be able to shoot dark scenes or back-lit subjects
clearly.
In [Superior Auto] mode, the recording process takes longer, since the product creates a
composite image.
[22] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Program Auto
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the
aperture value).
You can set shooting functions such as [ISO].
1. Set the mode dial to P (Program Auto).
2. Set the shooting functions to your desired settings.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
Program Shift
You can change the shutter speed and aperture (F-value) combination by rotating the control
dial, without changing the appropriate exposure that is set by this product. This function is
available when you do not use the flash.
“P” on the screen changes to “P*” when you turn the control dial.
To cancel program shift, turn the control dial to return the indication to “P”.
Note
According to the brightness of the environment, the program shift may not be used.
Set the shooting mode to another one than “P” or turn off the power to cancel the setting you
made.
When the brightness changes, the aperture (F value) and shutter speed also change while
maintaining the shift amount.
[23] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Sweep Panorama
Allows you to create a single panoramic image from multiple images shot while panning the
camera.
1. Set the mode dial to
(Sweep Panorama).
2. Point the camera at the subject for which you want to set the focus and brightness.
3. While pressing the shutter button halfway down, aim the camera at one end of the desired
panoramic composition.
(A) This part will not be shot.
4. Press the shutter button fully down.
5. Pan the camera to the end of the guide in the direction of the arrow on the monitor.
(B) Guidance bar
Note
If the entire angle of the panoramic shot is not achieved within the set time, a gray area
occurs in the composite image. If this happens, move the product faster to record the full
panoramic image.
When [Wide] is selected for [Panorama: Size], the entire angle of the panoramic shot may
not be achieved within the given time. If this happens, try shooting after changing [Panorama:
Size] to [Standard].
Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part may not be recorded smoothly
in some cases.
The images may be blurred in dark scenes.
When a light source such as a fluorescent light flickers, the brightness and color of a stitched
image may not be consistent.
When the whole angle of panoramic shooting and the AE/AF locked angle are very different
in brightness and focus, the shooting may not be successful. If this happens, change AE/AF
locked angle and shoot again.
The following situations are not suited for shooting Sweep Panorama:
Moving subjects.
Subjects that are too close to the product.
Subjects with continuously similar patterns, such as the sky, beach, or a lawn.
Subjects with constant change such as waves or water falls.
Subjects with brightness widely different from its surroundings such as the sun or a light bulb.
The Sweep Panorama shooting may be interrupted in the following situations.
When the camera is panned too fast or too slow.
The subject is too blurry.
Hint
You can turn the control dial on the shooting screen to select the shooting direction.
[24] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Scene Selection
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
1. Set the mode dial to SCN (Scene Selection).
2. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Scene Selection] → desired mode.
When [Mode Dial Guide] is set to [On], you can select the desired settings after you
have changed the position of the mode dial.
Menu item details
Portrait:
Blurs background and sharpens the subject. Accentuates the skin tones softly.
Sports Action:
Shoots a moving subject at a fast shutter speed so that the subject looks as if it is standing still.
The product shoots images continuously while the shutter button is pressed.
Macro:
Shoots close-ups of the subjects, such as flowers, insects, food, or small items.
Landscape:
Shoots the entire range of a scenery in sharp focus with vivid colors.
Sunset:
Shoots the red of the sunset beautifully.
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.
Night Portrait:
Shoots night scene portraits using the flash.
Anti Motion Blur:
Allows you to shoot indoor shots without using the flash and reduces subject blur. The product
shoots burst images and combines them to create the image, reducing subject blur and noise.
Note
In the [Night Scene] and [Night Portrait] modes, the shutter speed is slower, so use of a
tripod is recommended to prevent the image from blurring.
In the [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] mode, the shutter clicks 4 times and an
image is recorded.
If you select [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] with [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the
image quality becomes [Fine] temporarily.
Reducing blur is less effective even in [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] when
shooting the following subjects:
Subjects with erratic movement.
Subjects that are too close to the product.
Subjects with continuously similar patterns, such as the sky, a beach, or a lawn.
Subjects with constant change such as waves or water falls.
In the case of [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur], block noise may occur when using a
light source that flickers, such as fluorescent lighting.
The minimum distance that you can come close to a subject does not change even if you
select [Macro]. For the minimum in-focus range, refer to the minimum distance of the lens
attached to the product.
Hint
To change the scene, rotate the control dial on the shooting screen and select a new scene.
[25] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
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. The shutter speed can be changed while recording movies.
1. Set the mode dial to S (Shutter Priority).
2. Select the desired value by turning the control dial.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
The aperture is automatically adjusted to obtain proper exposure.
Note
If proper exposure cannot be obtained after setup, the aperture value on the shooting screen
blinks. Although you can shoot as it is, resetting is recommended.
Use a tripod to prevent blurring when you use a slow shutter speed.
The
(SteadyShot warning) indicator does not appear in shutter speed priority mode.
When the shutter speed is 1 second(s) or longer, noise reduction will be done after shooting
for the same amount of time that the shutter was open. However, you cannot shoot any more
while noise reduction is in progress.
The brightness of the image on the monitor may differ from the actual image being shot.
Hint
When a faster shutter speed is used, moving subjects, such as a running person, cars, or
sea spray appear as if they are stopped. When a slower shutter speed is used, a trailing
image of the movement of the subject is captured to create a more natural and dynamic
image.
[26] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Aperture Priority
You can shoot by adjusting the aperture and changing the range in focus, or by defocusing the
background. The aperture value can be changed while recording movies.
1. Set the mode dial to A (Aperture Priority).
2. Select the desired value by turning the control dial.
Smaller F-value: The subject is in focus, but objects in front of and beyond the subject
are blurred.
Larger F-value: The subject and its foreground and background are all in focus.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted to obtain proper exposure.
Note
If proper exposure cannot be obtained after setup, the shutter speed on the shooting screen
blinks. Although you can shoot as it is, resetting is recommended.
The brightness of the image on the screen may differ from the actual image being shot.
Hint
Smaller F-value (opening the aperture) narrows the range that is in focus. This allows you to
put the subject in sharp focus and blur objects in front of and beyond the subject (depth of
field becomes shallower). Larger F-value (narrowing down the aperture) widens the range
that is in focus. This allows you to shoot the depth of the scenery (depth of field becomes
deeper).
[27] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Manual Exposure
You can shoot with the desired exposure setting by adjusting both the shutter speed and
aperture. The shutter speed and the aperture value can be changed while recording movies.
1. Set the mode dial to M (Manual Exposure).
2. Select the desired shutter speed by turning the control wheel.
Select the desired aperture value by turning the control dial.
When [ISO] is set to other than [ISO AUTO], use MM (Metered Manual) to check the
exposure value.
Toward +: Images become brighter.
Toward − : Images become darker.
0: Appropriate exposure analyzed by the product
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
Note
When [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO], the ISO value automatically changes to achieve the
appropriate exposure using the aperture value and shutter speed you have set. If the
aperture value and shutter speed you have set are not suitable for appropriate exposure, the
ISO value indicator will blink.
The Metered Manual indicator does not appear when [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO].
When the amount of ambient light exceeds the metering range of the Metered Manual, the
Metered Manual indicator flashes.
The
(SteadyShot warning) indicator does not appear in manual exposure mode.
The brightness of the image on the monitor may differ from the actual image being shot.
[28] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
BULB
You can shoot a trailing image of the movement of a subject with long exposure.
BULB is suitable for shooting trails of light, such as fireworks.
1. Set the mode dial to M (Manual Exposure).
2. Turn the control wheel clockwise until [BULB] is indicated.
3. Press the shutter button halfway down to adjust the focus.
4. Press and hold the shutter button for the duration of the shooting.
As long as the shutter button is pressed, the shutter remains open.
Note
Since the shutter speed becomes slow and the camera-shake tends to occur more easily, it
is recommended that you use a tripod.
The longer the exposure time, the more noise will be visible on the image.
After shooting, noise reduction will be done for the same amount of time that the shutter was
open. However, you cannot shoot any more while noise reduction is in progress.
You cannot set the shutter speed to [BULB] in the following situations:
When the [Smile Shutter] function is activated.
When the [Auto HDR] function is activated.
When [Picture Effect] is set to [HDR Painting] or [Rich-tone Mono.].
When the [Multi Frame NR] function is activated.
When the [Drive Mode] function is set to [Cont. Shooting], [Spd Priority Cont.] or [Self-timer(Cont)].
If you use the above functions when the shutter speed is set to [BULB], the shutter speed is
temporarily set to 30 seconds.
Hint
Images shot in [BULB] mode tend to blur. We recommend that you use a tripod or a multiterminal-compatible remote commander that has a shutter button lock function (sold
separately).
[29] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Memory recall
Allows you to shoot an image after recalling often-used modes or camera settings registered in
advance.
1. Set the mode dial to MR (Memory recall).
2. Press the left/right side of the control wheel or turn the control wheel to select the desired
number, then press
on the center.
You can also recall registered modes or settings by selecting MENU →
Settings) → [Memory recall].
(Camera
Note
Register shooting settings in advance by [Memory].
If you set [Memory recall] after completing the shooting settings, the registered settings are
given priority and the original settings may become invalid. Check the indicators on the
screen before shooting.
[30] How to Use
Shooting
Selecting a shooting mode
Movie
You can adjust the shutter speed or aperture value to your desired settings for recording
movies. You can also check the image angle before shooting.
1. Set the mode dial to
2. MENU →
(Movie).
(Camera Settings) → [Movie] → desired setting.
When [Mode Dial Guide] is set to [On], you can select the desired settings after you
have changed the position of the mode dial.
3. Press the MOVIE button to start recording.
Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Menu item details
Program Auto:
Allows you to shoot with the exposure (both the shutter speed and the aperture value) adjusted
automatically. The other settings can be adjusted manually.
Aperture Priority:
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value manually.
Shutter Priority:
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually.
Manual Exposure:
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (both the shutter speed and the aperture
value) manually.
[31] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
Zoom
When a zoom lens is mounted, you can enlarge images by turning the zoom ring of the lens.
1. Turn the zoom ring of the zoom lens to enlarge subjects.
When a Power zoom lens is mounted, move the zoom lever of the zoom lens to enlarge
subjects.
About [Zoom] on the camera
When you select other than [Optical zoom only] for [Zoom Setting], you can use the zoom on
the camera side.
When a Power zoom lens is mounted:
If the zoom range of the optical zoom is exceeded when you operate the zoom lever or zoom
ring, the camera automatically switches over to the camera side zoom.
When a lens other than a Power zoom lens is mounted:
MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Zoom] → desired value.
[32] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
The zoom features available with this product
The zoom feature of the product provides a higher magnification zoom by combining various
zoom features. The icon displayed on the screen changes, according to the selected zoom
feature.
(1) Optical zoom range
Zoom images in the zoom range of a lens.
When a Power zoom lens is mounted, the zoom bar of the optical zoom range is displayed.
When a lens other than a Power zoom lens is mounted, the zoom bar of optical zoom range is
not displayed.
(2) Smart Zoom range (
)
Zoom images without causing the original quality to deteriorate by partially cropping an image
(only when the image size is [M] or [S]).
(3) Clear Image Zoom range (
)
Zoom images using an image process with less deterioration. Set [Zoom Setting] to
[On:ClearImage Zoom] or [On:Digital Zoom] first.
(4) Digital Zoom range (
)
You can magnify images using an image process. When you select [On:Digital Zoom] for
[Zoom Setting], you can use this zoom function.
Note
The default setting for the [Zoom Setting] is [Optical zoom only].
The default setting for [
Image Size] is [L]. To use the smart zoom change [
Image
Size] to [M] or [S].
Zoom functions other than the optical zoom are not available when shooting in the following
situations:
[Sweep Panorama]
[Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [Smile Shutter]
[
Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG]
You cannot use the Smart Zoom function with movies.
When a motor zoom lens is mounted, you cannot use [Zoom] from MENU. If you enlarge
images past the zoom range of the optical zoom, the product automatically switches to
[Zoom].
When you use a zoom function other than the optical zoom, the [Focus Area] setting is
disabled and the focus area frame is shown by the dotted line. The AF operates with priority
on and around the center area. Also, [Metering Mode] is fixed to [Multi].
[33] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
Zoom Setting
You can select the zoom setting of the product.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Zoom Setting] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Optical zoom only (default setting):
Optical zoom is activated. You can use the Smart Zoom function if you set [
Image Size] to
[M] or [S].
On:ClearImage Zoom:
Even if the zoom range of the optical zoom is exceeded, the product magnifies images within
the range in which image quality does not deteriorate significantly.
On:Digital Zoom:
When the zoom range of the [Clear Image Zoom] is exceeded, the product magnifies images to
the largest scale. However, the image quality will deteriorate.
Note
Set [Optical zoom only] if you want to magnify images within the range in which image quality
does not deteriorate.
[34] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
About zoom scale
The zoom scale that is used in combination with the zoom of the lens changes according to the
selected image size.
When [
Aspect Ratio] is [3:2]
[Zoom Setting]: [Optical zoom only (Smart zoom)]
[
Image Size]: L -, M 1.4×, S 2×
[Zoom Setting]: [On:ClearImage Zoom]
[
Image Size]: L 2×, M 2.8×, S 4×
[Zoom Setting]: [On:Digital Zoom]
[
Image Size]: L 4×, M 5.7×, S 8×
[35] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Using the flash
Using flash
In dark environments, use the flash to light up the subject while shooting and to prevent
camera-shake. When shooting against the sun, use the flash to lighten the image of the backlit
subject.
1. Press the
(Flash pop-up) button to pop up the flash.
2. Press the shutter button fully down.
When you do not use the flash
When not using the flash, press it back into the camera body.
Note
You cannot use the flash when recording movies.
While charging the flash,
flashes. After charging is completed, the flashing icon will light
up.
When an external flash (sold separately) is attached to the Multi Interface Shoe, the state of
the external flash has priority over the setting of the product. You cannot use the product’s
internal flash.
Before attaching/removing an accessory such as a flash to/from the Multi Interface Shoe,
turn off the product first.
When attaching an accessory, insert it fully to the Multi Interface Shoe and screw tightly.
Also, make sure that the accessory is fixed securely to the product.
Do not use a commercially available flash with high-voltage synchro terminals or with
reverse polarity.
The light of the flash may be blocked by the lens attached.
The corners of a recorded image may be shaded, depending on the lens.
[36] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Using the flash
Flash Mode
You can set the flash mode.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Flash Mode] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Flash Off:
The flash does not operate.
Autoflash:
The flash works in dark environments or when shooting towards bright light.
Fill-flash (default setting):
The flash works every time you trigger the shutter.
Slow Sync.:
The flash works every time you trigger the shutter. Slow sync shooting allows you to shoot a
clear image of both the subject and the background by slowing the shutter speed.
Rear Sync.:
The flash works right before the exposure is completed every time you trigger the shutter. Rear
sync shooting allows you to shoot a natural image of the trail of a moving subject such as a
moving car or a walking person.
Wireless:
When using a wireless flash, the shading effect provides a more 3D appearance to a subject
than when using an attached flash.
This mode is effective when you attach a remote control-compatible external flash (sold
separately) to the product, and shoot with a wireless flash (sold separately), placed away from
the product.
Note
The default setting depends on the shooting mode.
Available flash mode depends on the shooting mode.
The [Wireless] setting cannot be used with the camera’s internal flash.
[37] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Using the flash
Flash Comp.
Adjusts the amount of flash light in a range of –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV.
Flash compensation changes the amount of flash light only. Exposure compensation changes
the amount of flash light along with the change of the shutter speed and aperture.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Flash Comp.] → desired setting.
Selecting higher values (+ side) makes the flash level higher, and lower values (– side)
makes the flash level lower.
Note
The higher flash effect may not be visible due to the limited amount of flash light available, if
the subject is outside the maximum range of the flash. If the subject is very close, the lower
flash effect may not be visible.
[38] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting a screen display mode
Switching the screen display (Shooting)
You can change the display contents on the screen.
1. Press the DISP (Display Setting) button.
Each time you press the DISP button, the recording information display changes as
follows:
Graphic Display → Display All Info. → No Disp. Info. → Histogram → For viewfinder* →
Graphic Display
Graphic Display
Display All Info.
No Disp. Info.
Histogram
For viewfinder*
* [For viewfinder] is not displayed in viewfinder mode.
Some display modes are not available in the default settings.
To change the display modes, press MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [DISP Button] and
change the setting.
Note
Histogram is not displayed during panorama shooting.
In movie mode, [For viewfinder] cannot be displayed.
Hint
You can select different settings for both the viewfinder and the monitor. Look through the
viewfinder to set the display settings for the viewfinder.
[39] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting a screen display mode
DISP Button (Finder)
Allows you to set the screen display modes that can be selected for the viewfinder using
(Display Setting) in shooting mode.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [DISP Button] → [Finder] → desired setting → [Enter].
The items marked with
are available.
Menu item details
Graphic Display:
Shows basic shooting information. Graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture value.
Display All Info.:
Shows recording information.
No Disp. Info.:
Does not show recording information.
Histogram:
Displays the luminance distribution graphically.
[40] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting a screen display mode
DISP Button (Monitor)
Allows you to set the screen display modes that can be selected for the monitor using
(Display Setting) in shooting mode.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [DISP Button] → [Monitor] → desired setting →
[Enter].
The items marked with
are available.
Menu item details
Graphic Display:
Shows basic shooting information. Graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture value.
Display All Info.:
Shows recording information.
No Disp. Info.:
Does not show recording information.
Histogram:
Displays the luminance distribution graphically.
For viewfinder:
Displays information suited for shooting with the viewfinder.
[41] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting still image size/image quality
Image Size (still 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.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Image Size] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Image size when [
Aspect Ratio] is 3:2
L: 24M 6000×4000 pixels
M: 12M 4240×2832 pixels
S: 6.0M 3008×2000 pixels
Image size when [
Aspect Ratio] is 16:9
L: 20M 6000×3376 pixels
M: 10M 4240×2400 pixels
S: 5.1M 3008×1688 pixels
Note
When [
Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the image size for RAW images
corresponds to [L].
[42] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting still image size/image quality
Aspect Ratio (still image)
Sets the aspect ratio of still images.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Menu item details
3:2 (default setting):
Suitable for standard prints.
16:9:
For viewing on a high-definition TV.
Aspect Ratio] → desired setting.
[43] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting still image size/image quality
Quality (still image)
Selects the compression format of still images.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Quality] → desired setting.
Menu item details
RAW:
File format: RAW (Records using the RAW compression format.)
Digital processing is not performed on this file format. Select this format to process images on a
computer for professional purposes.
The image size is fixed to the maximum size. The image size is not displayed on the screen.
RAW & JPEG:
File format: RAW (Records using the RAW compression format.) + JPEG
A RAW image and a JPEG image are created at the same time. This is suitable when you need
2 image files, a JPEG for viewing, and a RAW for editing.
Fine (default setting):
File format: JPEG
The image is compressed in the JPEG format when recorded.
Standard:
File format: JPEG
The image is compressed in the JPEG format when recorded. Since the compression rate of
[Standard] is higher than that of [Fine], the file size of [Standard] is smaller than that of [Fine].
This will allow more files to be recorded on 1 memory card, but the image quality will be lower.
Note
If images are not to be modified using your computer, we recommend that you record
images in JPEG format.
You cannot add DPOF (print order) registration to RAW format images.
[44] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting still image size/image quality
Panorama: Size
Sets the image size when shooting panoramic images. The image size varies depending on the
[Panorama: Direction] setting.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Panorama: Size] → desired setting.
Menu item details
When [Panorama: Direction] is [Up] or [Down]
Standard: 3872×2160
Wide: 5536×2160
When [Panorama: Direction] is [Left] or [Right]
Standard: 8192×1856
Wide: 12416×1856
[45] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting still image size/image quality
Panorama: Direction
Sets the direction to pan the camera when shooting panoramic images.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Panorama: Direction] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Right (default setting):
Pan the camera from the left to the right.
Left:
Pan the camera from the right to the left.
Up:
Pan the camera from the bottom to the top.
Down:
Pan the camera from the top to the bottom.
[46] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Adjusting the focus
Focus Mode
Selects the focus method to suit the movement of the subject.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Focus Mode] → desired setting.
Menu item details
(Single-shot AF):
The product locks the focus when the focus adjustment is achieved. Use [Single-shot AF] when
the subject is motionless.
(Automatic AF) (default setting):
[Single-shot AF] and [Continuous AF] are switched according to the movement of the subject.
When the shutter button is pressed halfway down, the product locks the focus when it
determines that the subject is motionless, or continues to focus when the subject is in motion.
During continuous shooting, the product automatically shoots with Continuous AF from the
second shot.
(Continuous AF):
The product continues to focus while the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down. Use
this when the subject is in motion.
(DMF):
Allows you to use manual focus and auto focus in combination.
(Manual Focus):
Adjusts the focus manually.
Note
If the subject is too close, the image may show any dust or fingerprints on the lens. Wipe the
lens with a soft cloth, etc.
Once you change the focus method, the distance of the focus you set up is cleared.
When [Focus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF], the beep does not sound when focus is
achieved.
[Automatic AF] is available only when you are using a lens that supports focal plane phase
detection AF.
When [Focus Area] is [Wide] or [Zone], the focus range finder frame may change after you
achieve focus using [Automatic AF] mode.
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Adjusting the focus
Focus Area
Selects the focusing area. Use this function when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto
focus mode.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Focus Area] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Wide:
Focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the image.
When you press the shutter button halfway down in still image shooting mode, a green frame is
displayed around the area that is in focus.
Zone:
Select a zone on the monitor on which to focus. A zone consists of nine focus areas, and the
product automatically selects a focus area on which to focus.
Center:
Focuses automatically on a subject in the center of the image. When used together with the AF
lock function, you can compose the image you want.
Flexible Spot:
Allows you to move the AF range frame to the desired point on the screen and focus on an
extremely small subject in a narrow area.
Note
When [Focus Mode] is [Continuous AF] and [Focus Area] is [Wide] or [Zone], the focus
range finder frame may change after the focus is achieved.
When [
AF Illuminator] is [Auto] and [Focus Area] is [Wide] or [Zone], an AF range finder
frame may be shown by the dotted line.
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Adjusting the focus
Focal plane phase detection AF
When there are focal plane phase detection AF points within the auto focus area, the product
uses the combined autofocus of the focal plane phase detection AF and contrast AF.
Note
When the aperture value is set to F13 or above, you cannot use the focal plane phase
detection AF. Only contrast AF is available.
Focal plane phase detection AF is available only when an applicable lens is attached. If you
use a lens that does not support focal plane phase detection AF, you cannot use [Automatic
AF], [
AF Track Duration] or [
AF drive speed].
Also, even if you use a previously purchased applicable lens, the focal plane phase detection
AF might not function unless you update the lens. For details on applicable lenses, refer to
the support page:
http://www.sony.co.jp/DSLR/support/
When you attach an A-mount lens (sold separately) with the Mount Adaptor (sold
separately), you cannot use the focal plane phase detection AF of this product.
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Adjusting the focus
Focus-lock
Shoots images with the focus locked on the desired subject in auto focus mode.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Focus Mode] → [Single-shot AF].
2. Place the subject within the AF area and press the shutter button halfway down.
The focus is locked.
3. Keep pressing the shutter button halfway down, and place the subject back in the original
position to re-compose the shot.
4. Press the shutter button down fully to take the picture.
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Adjusting the focus
Manual Focus
When it is difficult to get the proper focus in autofocus mode, you can adjust the focus manually.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Focus Mode] → [Manual Focus].
2. Rotate the focus ring to achieve sharp focus.
When you rotate the focus ring, the focus distance is displayed on the screen.
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Adjusting the focus
Direct manual focus (DMF)
You can make fine adjustments manually after the focus is locked.
You can quickly focus on a subject rather than using the manual focus from the beginning. This
is convenient in cases such as macro shooting.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Focus Mode] → [DMF].
2. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus automatically.
3. Keep the shutter button halfway down, rotate the focusing ring to achieve a sharper focus.
When you rotate the focus ring, the focus distance is displayed on the screen.
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Adjusting the focus
MF Assist (still image)
Enlarges the image on the screen automatically to make manual focusing easier. This works in
Manual Focus or Direct Manual Focus shooting.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [
MF Assist] → [On].
2. Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus.
The image is enlarged. You can magnify images further by pressing
control wheel.
Note
on the center of the
You cannot use [
MF Assist] when shooting movies.
[
MF Assist] is available only when E-mount lens is attached.
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Adjusting the focus
Focus Magnifier
You can check the focus by enlarging the image before shooting.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Focus Magnifier].
2. Press
on the center of the control wheel to enlarge the image and select the position
you want to enlarge using up/down/left/right side of the control wheel.
3. Confirm the focus.
4. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot the image.
Hint
Each time you press
in the center, the magnifier scaling changes.
When focusing manually, you can adjust the focus while an image is magnified.
The [Focus Magnifier] function will be released when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
You can record images while an image is enlarged, but the product records a full-display
image.
The [Focus Magnifier] function will be released after shooting.
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Adjusting the focus
Focus Magnif. Time
Set the duration for which an image is to be magnified using the [
Magnifier] function.
1. MENU →
MF Assist] or [Focus
(Custom Settings) → [Focus Magnif. Time] → desired setting.
Menu item details
2 Sec (default setting):
Magnifies the images for 2 seconds.
5 Sec:
Magnifies the images for 5 seconds.
No Limit:
Magnifies the images until you press the shutter button.
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Adjusting the focus
Peaking Level
Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges using a specific color in Manual Focus or Direct
Manual Focus shooting. This function allows you to confirm the focus easily.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Peaking Level] → desired setting.
Menu item details
High:
Sets the peaking level to high.
Mid:
Sets the peaking level to middle.
Low:
Sets the peaking level to low.
Off (default setting):
Does not use the peaking function.
Note
Since the product determines that sharp areas are in focus, [Peaking Level] differs,
depending on the subject and shooting situation.
The outline of in-focus ranges is not enhanced when the product is connected using an
HDMI cable.
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Peaking Color
Adjusting the focus
Sets the color used for the peaking function in Manual Focus or Direct Manual Focus shooting.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Peaking Color] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Red:
Enhances outlines in red.
Yellow:
Enhances outlines in yellow.
White (default setting):
Enhances outlines in white.
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Adjusting the focus
Lock-on AF
Set up the tracking function to continue focusing on the subject.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Lock-on AF] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off:
Does not track a subject to be focused on.
On:
Tracks a subject to be focused on.
On (Start w/shutter):
Tracks a subject to be focused on when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
Note
You can set [On (Start w/shutter)] only when [Continuous AF] is selected for [Focus Mode].
[58] How to Use
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Adjusting the focus
Using Lock-on AF
Maintains the focus on a moving subject automatically.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Lock-on AF] → [On] or [On (Start w/shutter)].
2. Follow the instructions below.
If you select [On]:
(1) If the target frame (A) is displayed, align the frame onto the subject to be tracked, and press
in the center.
If the target frame is not displayed, press
in the center to display the frame, then press
in the center. The product starts tracking the subject.
If you select [On (Start w/shutter)]:
(1) Decide the composition of the subject to be tracked.
(2) Press the shutter button halfway down. The product starts tracking the subject.
Note
[Lock-on AF] may not operate well in the following situations:
The subject is moving too quickly.
The subject is too small, or too large.
The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
It is dark.
The ambient light changes.
[On (Start w/shutter)] can be set only when [Continuous AF] is selected in [Focus Mode].
Hint
If you lose track of the subject, this product can detect the subject and resume the Lock-on
AF function when the subject reappears on the screen.
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Pre-AF (still image)
Adjusting the focus
The product automatically adjusts focus before you press the shutter button halfway down.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [
Pre-AF] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
Adjusts focus before you press the shutter button halfway down.
Off:
Does not adjust focus before you press the shutter button halfway down.
Note
[
Pre-AF] is available only when an E-mount lens is mounted.
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Adjusting the focus
Eye-Start AF (still image)
Sets whether or not to use autofocus when you look through an Electronic Viewfinder.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [
Eye-Start AF] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Auto focusing starts when you look through the Electronic Viewfinder.
Off (default setting):
Auto focusing does not start when you look through the Electronic Viewfinder.
Hint
[
Eye-Start AF] is available when an A-mount lens and a Mount Adaptor (LA-EA2, LAEA4) (sold separately) are attached.
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Adjusting the focus
AF/MF control
You can easily switch the focusing mode from auto to manual and vice versa while shooting
without changing your holding position.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → button to be assigned →
[AF/MF Control Hold] or [AF/MF Ctrl Toggle].
Menu item details
AF/MF Control Hold:
Switches the focusing mode while the button is held down.
AF/MF Ctrl Toggle:
Switches the focusing mode until the button is pressed again.
Note
You cannot set the [AF/MF Control Hold] function to [Left Button], [Right Button] or [Down
Button].
[62] How to Use
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Adjusting the focus
AF Illuminator (still image)
The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The
red AF illuminator allows the product to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed halfway,
until the focus is locked.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
AF Illuminator] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto (default setting):
Uses the AF illuminator.
Off:
Does not use the AF illuminator.
Note
Focus is achieved as long as the AF illuminator light reaches the subject, regardless of
whether light fails to reach the center of the subject.
You cannot use [
AF Illuminator] in the following situations:
In movie mode
In [Sweep Panorama] mode
When [Focus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF].
When [Scene Selection] is set to [Landscape], [Sports Action] or [Night Scene].
When a Mount Adaptor is attached.
When [Focus Area] is set to [Wide] or [Zone], the AF range finder frame is indicated by a
dotted line.
The AF illuminator emits a very bright light. Although there is no health hazard, do not look
directly into the AF illuminator at close range.
[63] How to Use
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Adjusting the focus
AF Micro Adj.
Allows you to adjust and register an autofocused position for each lens, when using an A-mount
lens with the Mount Adaptor LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 (sold separately).
1. Select MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [AF Micro Adj.].
2. Select [AF Adjustment Set.] → [On].
3. [amount] → desired value.
You can select a value between −20 and +20. Selecting a positive value shifts the
autofocused position away from the product. Selecting a negative value shifts the
autofocused position closer to the product.
Note
It is recommended that you adjust the position under actual shooting conditions.
When you attach a lens for which you have already registered a value, the registered value
appears on the screen. [±0] appears for lenses for which a value has not yet been registered.
If [−] is displayed as the value, then a total of 30 lenses have been registered and no new
lens can be registered. To register a new lens, attach a lens for which the registration can be
erased, and set its value to [±0], or reset the values of all the lenses using [Clear].
Use [AF Micro Adj.] with Sony, Minolta, and Konica-Minolta lenses only. If you use [AF Micro
Adj.] with other brands of lenses, the registered value may be affected. Do not perform [AF
Micro Adj.] with an unsupported lens.
You cannot set [AF Micro Adj.] individually for a Sony, Minolta, and Konica-Minolta lens of
the same specification.
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Adjusting the focus
Disp. cont. AF area
You can set whether or not to display the focus area that is in focus when [Focus Area] is set to
[Wide] or [Zone] and [Focus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF].
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Disp. cont. AF area] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
Displays the focus area that is in focus.
Off:
Does not display the focus area that is in focus.
Note
When [Focus Area] is [Center] or [Flexible Spot], the frames in the focus area that is in focus
turn green, regardless of the [Disp. cont. AF area] settings.
[65] How to Use
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Adjusting the focus
AF w/ shutter (still image)
Selects whether to focus automatically when you press the shutter button halfway down. Select
[Off] to adjust the focus and the exposure separately.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [
AF w/ shutter] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
The auto focus operates when you press the shutter button halfway down.
Off:
The auto focus does not operate even if you press the shutter button halfway down.
Hint
When [
AF w/ shutter] is set to [Off], you can still use the [AF On] function.
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Adjusting the focus
AF On
You can focus using any key instead of pressing the shutter button halfway down. The settings
for [Focus Mode] will be applied.
1. Select the desired key and assign the [AF On] function to it using MENU →
Settings) → [Custom Key Settings].
(Custom
2. Press the key to which you have assigned the [AF On] function while auto-focus shooting.
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Adjusting the focus
Eye AF
Focuses on a person’s eyes when you press the button.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → assign the [Eye AF] function
to the desired key.
2. Press the key to which you have assigned the [Eye AF] function and focus on the eyes.
3. Press the shutter button while pressing the key.
Note
Depending on the circumstances, the camera may not be able to focus on the eyes. In such
cases, the camera detects a face and focuses on the face.
If the camera cannot detect a person’s face, you cannot use [Eye AF].
Depending on the circumstances, you cannot use [Eye AF], such as when [Focus Mode] is
set to [Continuous AF] or [Manual Focus], etc.
[Eye AF] may not function in the following situations:
When the person is wearing sunglasses.
When the front hair covers the person’s eyes.
In low-light or back-lit conditions.
When the eyes are closed.
When the person is in the shade.
When the person is out of focus.
Hint
When the camera focuses on the eyes and [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [On], a detection
frame is displayed on the face after it is displayed on the eyes. When [Smile/Face Detect.] is
set to [Off], a detection frame is displayed on the eyes for a certain time.
[68] How to Use
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Adjusting the focus
AF drive speed (movie)
You can switch focusing speed when using autofocus in movie mode.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
AF drive speed] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Fast:
Sets the AF drive speed to fast. This mode is suitable for shooting active scenes, such as
sports.
Normal (default setting):
Sets the AF drive speed to normal.
Slow:
Sets the AF drive speed to slow. With this mode, the focus switches smoothly when the subject
to be focused is changed. This mode is useful for shooting impressive images.
[69] How to Use
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Adjusting the focus
AF Track Duration (movie)
You can set the duration for AF tracking in movie mode.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
AF Track Duration] → desired setting.
Menu item details
High:
Sets the AF Track Duration to high. This mode is useful when recording movies when the
subject is moving quickly.
Normal (default setting):
Sets the AF Track Duration to normal. This mode is useful when you want to keep the focus on
a certain subject when there are some obstacles in front of the subject or in crowded places.
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Adjusting the focus
Measuring the exact distance to the subject
The
mark shows the location of the image sensor*. When you measure the exact distance
between the product and the subject, refer to the position of the horizontal line.
The distance from the lens contact surface to the image sensor is about 18 mm (23/32 in.).
*The
image sensor is the part that converts the light source to a digital signal.
Note
If the subject is closer than the minimum shooting distance of the lens, the focus cannot be
confirmed. Make sure you put enough distance between the subject and the product.
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Adjusting the exposure
Exposure Comp.
Based on the exposure value set by auto exposure, you can make the entire image brighter or
darker if you adjust [Exposure Comp.] to the plus side or minus side, respectively (exposure
compensation). Normally, exposure is set automatically (auto exposure).
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Exposure Comp.] → desired setting.
You can adjust the exposure in a range of –5.0 EV to +5.0 EV.
Note
You can adjust the exposure in a range of –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV for movies.
If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, you
may not be able to get a satisfactory effect.
Only a value between –3.0 EV and +3.0 EV with the equivalent image brightness appears on
the screen when shooting. If you set an exposure beyond this range, the image brightness on
the screen does not show the effect, but it will be reflected in the recorded image.
When you use [Manual Exposure], you can compensate for the exposure only when [ISO] is
set to [ISO AUTO].
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Adjusting the exposure
Metering Mode
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the screen to measure for determining the
exposure.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Metering Mode] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multi (default setting):
Measures light on each area after dividing the total area into multiple areas and determines the
proper exposure of the entire screen (Multi-pattern metering).
Center:
Measures the average brightness of the entire screen, while emphasizing the central area of
the screen (Center-weighted metering).
Spot:
Measures only the central area (Spot metering). This function is useful when the subject is
backlit or when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background.
Note
[Multi] is selected when using the following functions:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
Zoom functions other than optical zoom
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Adjusting the exposure
AE lock
When the contrast between the subject and background is high, such as when shooting a
backlit subject or a subject near a window, meter the light at a spot where the subject appears
to have the appropriate brightness and lock the exposure before shooting. To reduce the
brightness of the subject, meter the light at a spot brighter than the subject and lock the
exposure of the entire screen. To make the subject brighter, meter the light at a spot darker
than the subject and lock the exposure of the entire screen.
1. Adjust the focus on the spot at which the exposure is adjusted.
2. Press the AEL button.
The exposure is locked, and
(AE lock) lights up.
3. Keep pressing the AEL button and focus on a subject, then shoot.
Keep holding the AEL button down while taking a shot if you want to continue shooting
with the fixed exposure. Release the button to reset the exposure.
Hint
If you select the [AEL toggle] function in [Custom Key Settings], you can lock the exposure
without holding down the AEL button.
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Adjusting the exposure
AEL w/ shutter (still image)
Sets whether to fix the exposure when you press the shutter button halfway down.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [
AEL w/ shutter] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto (default setting):
Fixes the exposure after adjusting the focus automatically when you press the shutter button
halfway down when [Focus Mode] is set to [Single-shot AF].
When [Focus Mode] is set to [Automatic AF], and the product determines that the subject is
moving, or you shoot burst images, the fixed exposure is cancelled.
On:
Fixes the exposure when you press the shutter button halfway down.
Off:
Does not fix the exposure when you press the shutter button halfway down. Use this mode
when you want to adjust focus and exposure separately.
The product keeps adjusting the exposure while shooting in [Cont. Shooting] or [Spd Priority
Cont.] mode.
Note
When [Focus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF] and [
AEL w/ shutter] is [Off] or [Auto], the
aperture is fixed at the moment you press the shutter button halfway. If the brightness
changes drastically during continuous shooting, release your finger from the shutter button
once, then press the shutter button halfway down again.
Operation using the AEL button is prioritized over the [
AEL w/ shutter] settings.
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Adjusting the exposure
Exp.comp.set
Sets whether to apply the exposure compensation value to control both flash light and ambient
light, or just ambient light.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Exp.comp.set] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Ambient&flash (default setting):
Applies the exposure compensation value to control both flash light and ambient light.
Ambient only:
Applies the exposure compensation value to control ambient light only.
[76] How to Use
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Adjusting the exposure
Zebra
The zebra pattern will appear over the part of an image if the brightness level exceeds the IRE
that you set. Use this zebra pattern as a guide to adjust the brightness.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Zebra] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off (default setting):
Does not display the zebra pattern.
70/75/80/85/90/95/100/100+:
Adjusts the brightness level.
Note
The zebra pattern is not displayed during HDMI connection.
[77] How to Use
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Adjusting the exposure
Exposure Set. Guide
You can set whether to display a guide when you change the exposure.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Exposure Set. Guide] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off:
Does not display the guide.
On (default setting):
Displays the guide.
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Exposure step
Adjusting the exposure
You can set the setting range for the shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation
values.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Exposure step] → desired setting.
Menu item details
0.3EV (default setting)/0.5EV
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Adjusting the exposure
Dial/Wheel Ev Comp
You can adjust the exposure compensation using the control dial or the control wheel.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Dial/Wheel Ev Comp] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off (default setting):
Does not assign the exposure compensation function to the control dial or control wheel.
Wheel:
Assigns the exposure compensation function to the control wheel.
Dial:
Assigns the exposure compensation function to the control dial.
Note
If you assign the exposure compensation function to the control dial, the function that was
originally assigned can be managed using the control wheel, and vice versa.
When the shooting mode is set to [Manual Exposure] and ISO is set to [ISO AUTO],
[Dial/Wheel Ev Comp] is disabled.
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shooting/Self-timer)
Drive Mode
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
You can set the drive mode, such as continuous or self-timer shooting.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Single Shooting (default setting):
Shoots one still image. Normal shooting mode.
Cont. Shooting:
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter button.
Self-timer:
Shoots an image after 10 or 2 seconds.
Self-timer(Cont):
Shoots images continuously after 10 seconds.
Cont. Bracket:
Shoots images while holding the shutter button down, each with different degrees of brightness.
Single Bracket:
Shoots a specified number of images, one by one, each with a different degree of brightness.
WB bracket:
Shoots a total of three images, each with a different color tones according to the selected
settings for white balance, color temperature and color filter.
DRO Bracket:
Shoots a total of three images, each at a different degree of D-Range Optimizer.
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shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Cont. Shooting
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter button.
1. MENU→
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Cont. Shooting].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu Item Details
Continuous Shooting: Hi (default setting):
Continuous shooting speed is set at a maximum of about 11 images per second.
Continuous Shooting: Mid:
Continuous shooting speed is set at a maximum of about 6 images per second.
Continuous Shooting: Lo:
Continuous shooting speed is set at a maximum of about 2.5 images per second.
Hint
To hold the focus and exposure during burst, change the following settings.
The exposure of the first shot is determined when you press the shutter button halfway
down. The exposure setting for the first shot is used for the subsequent shots.
Set [Focus Mode] to [Continuous AF] or [Automatic AF].
Set [
AEL w/ shutter] to [Off] or [Auto].
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shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Self-timer
The product shoots an image using the self-timer with a 10-second or 2-second delay.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Self-timer].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Self-timer: 10 Sec (default setting):
Sets the 10-second delay self-timer.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and beeps until the shutter
operates. To cancel the self-timer, press the shutter button again.
Self-timer: 2 Sec:
Sets the 2-second delay self-timer. This reduces the camera-shake caused by pressing the
shutter button.
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shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Self-timer(Cont)
Continuously shoots the number of images you have set after 10 seconds. You can choose the
best shot from several shots taken.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Self-timer(Cont)].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Self-timer(Cont.): 10 Sec. 3 Img. (default setting):
Shoots three frames in succession 10 seconds after you press the shutter button.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the shutter
operates after 10 seconds.
Self-timer(Cont.): 10 Sec. 5 Img.:
Shoots five frames in succession 10 seconds after you press the shutter button.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the shutter
operates after 10 seconds.
[84] How to Use
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shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Cont. Bracket
Shoots multiple images while automatically shifting the exposure from base to darker and then
to lighter. Press and hold down the shutter button until the bracket recording is completed.
You can select an image that suits your intention, after recording.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Cont. Bracket].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Cont. Bracket: 0.3EV 3 Image (default setting):
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
0.3 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 0.3EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots five images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
0.3 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 0.5EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
0.5 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 0.5EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots five images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
0.5 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 0.7EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
0.7 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 0.7EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots five images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
0.7 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 1.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
1.0 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 2.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
2.0 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 3.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
3.0 EV.
Note
The last shot is shown on the Auto Review.
When [ISO AUTO] is selected in [Manual Exposure] mode, the exposure is changed by
adjusting the ISO value. If a setting other than [ISO AUTO] is selected, the exposure is
changed by adjusting the shutter speed.
When you adjust the exposure, the exposure is shifted based on the compensated value.
When the flash is used, the product performs flash bracket shooting, which shifts the amount
of flash light even if [Cont. Bracket] is selected. Press the shutter button for each image.
[85] How to Use
Using shooting functions
shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Single Bracket
Shoots multiple images while automatically shifting the exposure from base to darker and then
to lighter.
Press the shutter button for each image. You can select an image that suits your purpose after
recording.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Single Bracket].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Single Bracket: 0.3EV 3 Image (default setting):
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.3 EV.
Single Bracket: 0.3EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots a total of five images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.3 EV.
Single Bracket: 0.5EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.5 EV.
Single Bracket: 0.5EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots a total of five images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.5 EV.
Single Bracket: 0.7EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.7 EV.
Single Bracket: 0.7EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots a total of five images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.7 EV.
Single Bracket: 1.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 1.0 EV.
Single Bracket: 2.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 2.0 EV.
Single Bracket: 3.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 3.0 EV.
Note
When [ISO AUTO] is selected in [Manual Exposure] mode, the exposure is changed by
adjusting the ISO value. If a setting other than [ISO AUTO] is selected, the exposure is
changed by adjusting the shutter speed.
When you adjust the exposure, the exposure is shifted based on the compensated value.
[86] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
WB bracket
Shoots three images, each with different color tones according to the selected settings of white
balance, color temperature and color filter.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [WB bracket].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
White Balance Bracket: Lo (default setting):
Records a series of three images with small changes in the white balance.
White Balance Bracket: Hi:
Records a series of three images with large changes in the white balance.
Note
The last shot is shown on the Auto Review.
[87] How to Use
Using shooting functions
shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
DRO Bracket
You can record a total of three images, each at a different degree of D-Range Optimizer value.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [DRO Bracket].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
DRO Bracket: Lo (default setting):
Records a series of three images with small changes in the D-Range Optimizer value.
DRO Bracket: Hi:
Records a series of three images with large changes in the D-Range Optimizer value.
Note
The last shot is shown on the Auto Review.
[88] How to Use
Using shooting functions
shooting/Self-timer)
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
Bracket order
You can set the shooting order for exposure bracketing and white balance bracketing.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Bracket order] → desired setting
Menu item details
0→-→+ (default setting):
Records in the following order: 0 → − → +.
-→0→+:
Records in the following order: − → 0 → +.
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Using shooting functions
Selecting the ISO sensitivity
ISO
Sensitivity to light is expressed by the ISO number (recommended exposure index). The larger
the number, the higher the sensitivity.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [ISO] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multi Frame NR:
Combines continuous shots to create an image with less noise.
ISO AUTO (default setting):
Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 /
2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800 / 16000 / 20000 /
25600:
You can reduce image blurring in dark locations or with moving subjects by increasing the ISO
sensitivity (select a larger number).
Note
[ISO AUTO] is selected when using the following functions:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
[Sweep Panorama]
The higher the ISO value, the more noise will appear on the images.
When shooting movies, ISO values between ISO 100 and ISO 12800 are available. If the
ISO value is set to larger value than ISO 12800, the setting is automatically switched to ISO
12800. When you finished the movie recording, the ISO value returns to the original settings.
When you use [Multi Frame NR], it takes some time for the product to perform the overlay
processing of images.
Hint
You can change the automatically set range of ISO sensitivity in the [ISO AUTO] setting.
Select [ISO AUTO] and press the right side of the control wheel, and set the desired values
for [ISO AUTO Maximum] and [ISO AUTO Minimum]. The settings [ISO AUTO Maximum]
and [ISO AUTO Minimum] are also applied when shooting in [ISO AUTO] mode under [Multi
Frame NR].
[90] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting the ISO sensitivity
Multi Frame NR
The product automatically shoots multiple images continuously, combines them, reduces the
noise, and records them as one image. With multi frame noise reduction, you can select larger
ISO numbers than the maximum ISO sensitivity. The image recorded is one combined image.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [ISO] → [Multi Frame NR].
2. Press the right side of the control wheel to display the setting screen, then select a desired
value using the top/bottom side of the control wheel.
Note
When [
Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], this function cannot be used.
The flash, [D-Range Opt.], and [Auto HDR] cannot be used.
Hint
You can change the automatically set range of ISO sensitivity in the [ISO AUTO] setting.
Select [ISO AUTO] and press the right button, and set the desired values for [ISO AUTO
Maximum] and [ISO AUTO Minimum]. The settings [ISO AUTO Maximum] and [ISO AUTO
Minimum] are also applied when shooting in [ISO AUTO] mode under [Multi Frame NR].
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Correcting the brightness or contrast
D-Range Opt. (DRO)
By dividing the image into small areas, the product analyzes the contrast of light and shadow
between the subject and the background, and creates an image with the optimal brightness and
gradation.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [DRO/Auto HDR] → [D-Range Opt.].
2. Select the desired setting using the left/right side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
D-Range Optimizer: Auto (default setting):
Corrects the brightness automatically.
D-Range Optimizer: Lv1 ― D-Range Optimizer: Lv5:
Optimizes the gradation of a recorded image for each divided area. Select the optimization level
from Lv1 (weak) to Lv5 (strong).
Note
[DRO/Auto HDR] is fixed to [Off] when the shooting mode is set to [Sweep Panorama], or
when [Multi Frame NR] or [Picture Effect] is used.
[DRO/Auto HDR] is fixed to [Off] when [Sunset], [Night Scene], [Night Portrait], [Hand-held
Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] is selected in [Scene Selection]. The setting is fixed to [DRange Optimizer: Auto] when other modes are selected in [Scene Selection].
When shooting with [D-Range Opt.], the image may be noisy. Select the proper level by
checking the recorded image, especially when you enhance the effect.
[92] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Correcting the brightness or contrast
Auto HDR
Widens the range (gradation) so that you can record from bright parts to dark parts with correct
brightness (HDR: High Dynamic Range). One image with proper exposure and one overlaid
image are recorded.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [DRO/Auto HDR] → [Auto HDR].
2. Select the desired setting using the left/right side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. Auto (default setting):
Corrects the exposure difference automatically.
Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. 1.0EV ― Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. 6.0EV:
Sets the exposure difference, based on the contrast of the subject. Select the optimal level
between 1.0 EV (weak) and 6.0 EV (strong).
For example, if you set the exposure value to 2.0 EV, three images will be composed with the
following exposure levels; −1.0 EV, optimal exposure and +1.0 EV.
Note
[Auto HDR] is not available for RAW images.
When the shooting mode is set to [Intelligent Auto], [Superior Auto], [Sweep Panorama] or
[Scene Selection], you cannot select [Auto HDR].
When [Multi Frame NR] is selected, you cannot select [Auto HDR].
You cannot start the next shot until the capture process is completed after you shoot.
You may not obtain the desired effect depending on the luminance difference of a subject
and the shooting conditions.
When the flash is used, this function has little effect.
When the contrast of the scene is low or when product shake or subject blur occurs, you may
not obtain good HDR images. If the product has detected a problem,
is displayed
on the recorded image to inform you of this situation. Shoot again as necessary, paying
attention to the contrast or blur.
[93] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Adjusting color tones
White Balance
Adjusts the color tones according to the ambient light conditions. Use this feature when the
color tones of the image did not come out as you expected, or when you want to change the
color tones on purpose for photographic expression.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [White Balance] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto (default setting):
The product automatically detects the light source and adjusts the color tones.
Daylight:
The color tones are adjusted for the daylight.
Shade:
The color tones are adjusted for shadiness.
Cloudy:
The color temperature is adjusted for a cloudy sky.
Incandescent:
The color temperature is adjusted for places under an incandescent lamp, or under bright
lighting, such as in a photo studio.
Fluor.: Warm White:
The color temperature is adjusted for warm white fluorescent lighting.
Fluor.: Cool White:
The color temperature is adjusted for white fluorescent lighting.
Fluor.: Day White:
The color temperature is adjusted for neutral white fluorescent lighting.
Fluor.: Daylight:
The color temperature is adjusted for daylight fluorescent lighting.
Flash:
The color temperature is adjusted for flash light.
Underwater Auto:
The color temperature is adjusted for underwater shooting.
C.Temp./Filter:
Adjusts the color tones depending on the light source. Achieves the effect of CC (Color
Compensation) filters for photography.
Custom:
Uses the white balance setting saved in [Custom Setup].
Custom Setup:
Memorizes the basic white color under the light conditions for the shooting environment.
Hint
You can use the right side of the control wheel to display the fine adjustment screen and
perform fine adjustments of the color temperature as required.
In [C.Temp./Filter], you can use the right button to display the color temperature setting
screen and perform a setting. When you press the right button again, the fine adjustment
screen appears to allow you perform fine adjustments as required.
Note
[White Balance] is fixed to [Auto] in the following situations:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
[94] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Adjusting color tones
Capturing a basic white color in [Custom Setup] mode
In a scene where the ambient light consists of multiple types of light sources, it is recommended
to use the custom white balance in order to accurately reproduce the whiteness.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [White Balance] → [Custom Setup].
2. Hold the product so that the white area fully covers the AF area located in the center, and
then press
on the center of the control wheel.
The calibrated values (Color Temperature and Color Filter) are displayed and registered.
Note
The message [Custom WB Error] indicates that the value is higher than the expected range,
when the flash is used on a subject with too bright colors in the frame. If you register this
value, the
indicator turns yellow on the recording information display. You can shoot at
this point, but it is recommended that you set the white balance again to get a more accurate
white balance value.
[95] How to Use
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Selecting an effect mode
Picture Effect
Select the desired effect filter to achieve more impressive and artistic images.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Picture Effect] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off (default setting):
Disables the [Picture Effect] function.
Toy Camera:
Creates a soft image with shaded corners and reduced sharpness.
Pop Color:
Creates a vivid look by emphasizing color tones.
Posterization:
Creates a high contrast, abstract look by heavily emphasizing primary colors, or 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 a specific color, but converts others to black and white.
High Contrast Mono.:
Creates a high-contrast image in black and white.
Soft Focus:
Creates an image filled with a soft lighting effect.
HDR Painting:
Creates the look of a painting, enhancing the colors and details.
Rich-tone Mono.:
Creates an image in black and white with rich gradation and reproduction of details.
Miniature:
Creates an image which enhances the subject vividly, with the background defocused
considerably. This effect may often be found in pictures of miniature models.
Watercolor:
Creates an image with ink bleed and blurring effects as if painted using watercolors.
Illustration:
Creates an illustration-like image by emphasizing the outlines.
Hint
You can perform detailed settings for the following [Picture Effect] modes using the left/right
side of the control wheel.
[Toy Camera]
[Posterization]
[Partial Color]
[Soft Focus]
[HDR Painting]
[Miniature]
[Illustration]
Note
When [Partial Color] is selected, images may not retain the selected color, depending on the
subject or shooting conditions.
You cannot check the following effects on the shooting screen, because the product
processes the image after the shot. Also, you cannot shoot another image until image
processing is finished. You cannot use these effects with movies.
[Soft Focus]
[HDR Painting]
[Rich-tone Mono.]
[Miniature]
[Watercolor]
[Illustration]
In the case of [HDR Painting] and [Rich-tone Mono.], the shutter is released three times for
one shot. Be careful about the following:
Use this function when the subject is motionless or does not flash light.
Do not change the composition before shooting.
When the contrast of the scene is low or when significant camera-shake or subject blur has
occurred, you may not be able to obtain good HDR images. If the product detects such a
situation,
/
appear on the recorded image to inform you of this situation. If
necessary, change the composition or otherwise adjust the settings, be careful of blurring,
and shoot again.
[96] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Selecting an effect mode
Creative Style
Allows you to select the desired image processing. You can adjust exposure (shutter speed and
aperture) as you like with [Creative Style], unlike with [Scene Selection] where the product
adjusts the exposure.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Creative Style] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Standard (default setting):
For shooting various scenes with rich gradation and beautiful colors.
Vivid:
The saturation and contrast are heightened for shooting striking images of colorful scenes and
subjects such as flowers, spring greenery, blue sky, or ocean views.
Neutral:
The saturation and sharpness are lowered for shooting images in subdued tones. This is also
suitable for capturing image material to be modified with a computer.
Clear:
For shooting images in clear tones with limpid colors in highlight, suitable for capturing radiant
light.
Deep:
For shooting images with deep and dense colors, suitable for capturing the solid presence of
the subject.
Light:
For shooting images with bright and simple colors, suitable for capturing a refreshingly light
ambience.
Portrait:
For shooting the skin color in a soft tone, ideally suited for shooting portraits.
Landscape:
The saturation, contrast, and sharpness are heightened for shooting vivid and crisp scenery.
Distant landscapes also stand out more.
Sunset:
For shooting the beautiful red of the setting sun.
Night Scene:
The contrast is lowered for reproducing night scenes.
Autumn leaves:
For shooting autumn scenes, vividly highlighting the reds and yellows of changing leaves.
Black & White:
For shooting images in black and white monotone.
Sepia:
For shooting images in sepia monotone.
To set [Contrast], [Saturation] and [Sharpness]
[Contrast], [Saturation] and [Sharpness] can be adjusted for each [Creative Style] item.
Select an item to be set by pressing the right/left side of the control wheel, then set the value
using the top/bottom side of the control wheel.
Contrast:
The higher the value selected, the more the difference of light and shadow is accentuated, and
the bigger the effect on the image.
Saturation:
The higher the value selected, the more vivid the color. When a lower value is selected, the
color of the image is restrained and subdued.
Sharpness:
Adjusts the sharpness. The higher the value selected, the more the contours are accentuated,
and the lower the value selected, the more the contours are softened.
Registering preferred settings (Style Box)
Select the six style box (the boxes with numbers on the left side (
)) to register preferred
settings. Then select the desired settings using the right side of the control wheel.
You can call up the same style with slightly different settings.
Note
[Standard] is selected when using the following functions:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
[Picture Effect]
When [Creative Style] is set to [Black & White] or [Sepia], [Saturation] cannot be adjusted.
[97] How to Use
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Recording movies
File Format (movie)
Selects the movie file format.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
File Format] → desired setting.
Menu item details
AVCHD (default setting):
Records high-definition movies. This file format is suitable for viewing movies on a highdefinition TV.
You can create a Blu-ray Disc, an AVCHD recording disc, or a DVD-Video disc using the
software PlayMemories Home.
MP4:
Records mp4 (AVC) movies. This format is suitable for WEB uploads, e-mail attachments, etc.
You cannot create a disc using the software PlayMemories Home with a movie that was
recorded when [
File Format] was set to [MP4].
[98] How to Use
Using shooting functions
Recording movies
Record Setting (movie)
Selects the image size, frame rate, and image quality for movie recording. The higher the bitrate, the higher the image quality.
1. MENU →
When [
(Camera Settings) → [
Record Setting] → desired setting.
File Format] is set to [AVCHD]
60i/50i: Movies are recorded at approximately 60 fields/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible devices) or
50 fields/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in interlaced mode, with Dolby Digital audio, in
AVCHD format.
24p/25p: Movies are recorded at approximately 24 frames/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible
devices) or 25 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in progressive mode, with Dolby
Digital audio, in AVCHD format.
60p/50p: Movies are recorded at approximately 60 frames/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible
devices) or 50 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in progressive mode, with Dolby
Digital audio, in AVCHD format.
When [
File Format] is set to [MP4]
Movies shot are recorded in MPEG-4 format, at approximately 30 frames/sec (for 1080 60icompatible devices) or approximately 25 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in
progressive mode, with AAC audio, mp4 format.
Menu items details
When [
File Format] is set to [AVCHD]
60i 24M(FX)*:
50i 24M(FX)**:
Records high image quality movies of 1920 × 1080 (60i/50i).
Bit-rate: Maximum 24 Mbps
60i 17M(FH) (default setting)*:
50i 17M(FH) (default setting)**:
Records standard image quality movies of 1920 × 1080 (60i/50i).
Bit-rate: Average 17 Mbps
60p 28M(PS)*:
50p 28M(PS)**:
Records the highest image quality movies of 1920 × 1080 (60p/50p).
Bit-rate: Maximum 28 Mbps
24p 24M(FX)*:
25p 24M(FX)**:
Records high image quality movies of 1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a cinema-like
atmosphere.
Bit-rate: Maximum 24 Mbps
24p 17M(FH)*:
25p 17M(FH)**:
Records standard image quality movies of 1920× 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a cinema-like
atmosphere.
Bit-rate: Average 17 Mbps
[
File Format]: [MP4]
1440×1080 12M (default setting):
Records movies of 1440 × 1080.
Bit-rate: Average 12 Mbps
VGA 3M:
Records movies of VGA size.
Bit-rate: Average 3 Mbps
* 1080 60i (NTSC) compatible device
** 1080 50i (PAL) compatible device
Note
60p/50p movies can be played back only on compatible devices.
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.
To play back 24p/25p movies on a TV, the TV must be compatible with the 24p/25p formats.
If the TV is not compatible with the 24p/25p format, 24p/25p movies will be output as 60i/50i
movies.
[99] How to Use
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Recording movies
Audio Recording
Sets whether to record sounds when shooting movies.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Audio Recording] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
Records sound (stereo).
Off:
Does not record sound.
Note
The noise of the lens and the product in operation will also be recorded, when [On] is
selected.
[100] How to Use
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Recording movies
Wind Noise Reduct.
Sets whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Wind Noise Reduct.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Reduces wind noise.
Off (default setting):
Does not reduce wind noise.
Note
Setting this item to [On] where wind is not blowing sufficiently hard may cause normal sound
to be recorded with too low volume.
[101] How to Use
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Recording movies
Auto Slow Shut. (movie)
Sets whether or not to adjust the shutter speed automatically when recording movies if the
subject is dark.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Auto Slow Shut.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
Uses [
Auto Slow Shut.]. The shutter speed automatically slows when recording in dark
locations. You can reduce noise in the movie by using a slow shutter speed when recording in
dark locations.
Off:
Does not use [
Auto Slow Shut.]. The recorded movie will be darker than when [On] is
selected, but you can record movies with smoother motion and less object blur.
Note
[
Auto Slow Shut.] does not function in the following situations:
When [Movie] in shooting mode is set to [Shutter Priority] or [Manual Exposure].
[102] How to Use
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Recording movies
MOVIE Button
Sets whether or not to activate the MOVIE button.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [MOVIE Button] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Always (default setting):
Starts movie recording when you press the MOVIE button in any mode.
Movie Mode Only:
Starts movie recording when you press the MOVIE button only if the shooting mode is set to
[Movie] mode.
[103] How to Use
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Customizing the shooting functions for
Memory
Allows you to register up to 3 often-used modes or product settings in the product. You can
recall the settings using just the mode dial.
1. Set the product to the setting you want to register.
2. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Memory] → desired number.
Items that can be registered
Shooting mode
Aperture (F number)
Shutter speed
Camera Settings
To recall registered settings
Set the mode dial to MR, then press the right/left side of the control wheel or turn the control
wheel to select the desired memory number.
To change registered settings
Change the setting to the desired one and re-register the setting to the same mode number.
Note
Program Shift cannot be registered.
[104] How to Use
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Customizing the shooting functions for
Function Menu Set.
You can assign the functions to be called up when you press the Fn (Function) button.
1. MENU →
location.
(Custom Settings) → [Function Menu Set.] → set a function to the desired
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen.
[105] How to Use
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Using shooting functions
Customizing the shooting functions for
Custom Key Settings
Assigning functions to the various keys allows you to speed up operations by pressing the
appropriate key when the shooting information screen is displayed.
1. MENU →
key.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → set a function to the desired
Note
Some functions cannot be assigned to certain keys.
[106] How to Use
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Using shooting functions
Customizing the shooting functions for
Function of the AEL button
Once you assign a function to the AEL button, you can perform that function by simply pressing
the AEL button when the shooting information screen is displayed.
1. MENU→
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [AEL Button] → desired
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen.
[107] How to Use
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Using shooting functions
Customizing the shooting functions for
Function of the Custom button
Once you assign a function to the Custom button, you can perform that function by simply
pressing the Custom button when the shooting information screen is displayed.
1. MENU →
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [Custom Button] → desired
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen.
[108] How to Use
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Using shooting functions
Function of the center button
Customizing the shooting functions for
Once you assign a function to the center button, you can perform that function by simply
pressing the center button when the shooting information screen is displayed.
1. MENU →
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [Center Button] → desired
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen.
[109] How to Use
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Using shooting functions
Customizing the shooting functions for
Function of the left button
Once you assign a function to the left button, you can perform that function by simply pressing
the left button when the shooting information screen is displayed.
1. MENU →
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [Left Button] → desired
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen.
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Function of the right button
Once you assign a function to the right button, you can perform that function by simply pressing
the right button when the shooting information screen is displayed.
1. MENU →
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [Right Button] → desired
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen.
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Function of the down button
Once you assign a function to the down button, you can perform that function by simply
pressing the down button when the shooting information screen is displayed.
1. MENU →
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [Down Button] → desired
The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen.
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Dial/Wheel Setup
You can switch the functions of the control dial and the control wheel.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Dial/Wheel Setup] → desired setting.
Menu item details
SS
F/no. (default setting):
You can change the shutter speed using the control wheel, and change the aperture value
using the control dial.
F/no.
SS:
You can change the aperture value using the control wheel, and change the shutter speed
using the control dial.
Note
[Dial/Wheel Setup] is enabled when the shooting mode is set to “M.”
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Photo Creativity
[Photo Creativity] is a mode that allows you to operate the camera intuitively with a different
screen display. When the shooting mode is set to
(Intelligent Auto) or
(Superior
Auto), you can change the settings easily and shoot images.
1. Set the shooting mode to
2. Press
(Intelligent Auto) or
(Superior Auto).
(Photo Creativity) on the control wheel.
3. Select the item to be changed using the control wheel.
(Bkground Defocus):
Adjusts the blurring of the background.
(Brightness):
Adjusts brightness.
(Color):
Adjusts color.
(Vividness):
Adjusts vividness.
(Picture Effect):
You can select a desired effect and shoot images with the specific texture.
4. Select the desired settings.
You can use some settings together by repeating steps 3 and 4.
To reset the changed settings to the default settings, press the
(Delete) button.
(Bkground Defocus), (Brightness), (Color) and (Vividness) are set to [AUTO],
and
(Picture Effect) is set to
.
5. For shooting still images: Press the shutter button.
When recording movies: Press the MOVIE button to start recording.
Note
When you record movies using the [Photo Creativity] function, you cannot change any
settings during the recording.
If you switch the shooting mode to [Intelligent Auto] mode or [Superior Auto] mode, or turn off
the product, the settings you have changed revert to the default settings.
When the shooting mode is set to [Superior Auto], and you use [Photo Creativity], the
product does not perform the overlay processing of images.
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Smile/Face Detect.
Setting the other functions of this product
Detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the focus, exposure, flash settings and performs
image processing automatically.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Smile/Face Detect.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off:
Does not use the [Face Detection] function.
On (Regist. Faces) (default setting):
Detects the registered face with higher priority using [Face Registration].
On:
Detects a face without giving higher priority to the registered face.
Smile Shutter:
Automatically detects and shoots a smile.
Face Detection frame
When the product detects a face, the gray face detection frame appears. When the product
determines that autofocus is enabled, the face detection frame turns white. When you press
the shutter button halfway down, the frame turns green.
In case you have registered the priority order for each face using [Face Registration], the
product automatically selects the first prioritized face and the face detection frame over that
face turns white. The face detection frames of other registered faces turn reddish-purple.
Tips for capturing smiles more effectively
Do not cover the eyes with front hair and keep the eyes narrowed.
Do not obscure the face by a hat, masks, sunglasses, etc.
Try to orient the face in front of the product and be as level as possible.
Give a clear smile with an open mouth. The smile is easier to be detected when the teeth are
shown.
If you press the shutter button during Smile Shutter, the product shoots the image. After
shooting, the product returns to Smile Shutter mode.
Hint
When the [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [Smile Shutter], you can select the Smile Detection
Sensitivity from [On: Slight Smile], [On: Normal Smile] and [On: Big Smile].
Note
You cannot use [Face Detection] with the following functions:
When using zoom functions other than the optical zoom
Up to eight faces of your subjects can be detected.
The product may not detect faces at all or may accidentally detect other objects as faces in
some conditions.
If the product cannot detect a face, set the Smile Detection Sensitivity.
If you track a face using [Lock-on AF] while executing [Smile Shutter], Smile Detection is
performed only for that face.
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Soft Skin Effect (still image)
Sets the effect used for shooting the skin smoothly in the [Face Detection] function.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Soft Skin Effect] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off (default setting):
Does not use the [
Soft Skin Effect] function.
On:
Uses the [
Soft Skin Effect].
Hint
When [
Soft Skin Effect] is set to [On], you can select the effect level.
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Face Registration (New Registration)
If you register faces in advance, the product can detect the registered face as a priority when
[Face Detection] is set to [On (Regist. Faces)].
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Face Registration] → [New Registration].
2. Align the guide frame with the face to be registered, and press the shutter button.
3. When a confirmation message appears, select [Enter].
Note
Up to eight faces can be registered.
Shoot the face from the front in a brightly lit place. The face may not be registered correctly if
it is obscured by a hat, a mask, sunglasses, etc.
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Face Registration (Order Exchanging)
When multiple faces are registered to be given priority, the face registered first will be given
priority. You can change the priority order.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Face Registration] → [Order Exchanging].
2. Select a face to change the order of priority.
3. Select the destination.
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Face Registration (Delete)
Deletes a registered face.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Face Registration] → [Delete].
If you select [Delete All], you can delete all registered faces.
Note
Even if you execute [Delete], the data for registered face will remain in the product. To delete
the data for registered faces from the product, select [Delete All].
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Red Eye Reduction
When using the flash, it is fired two or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye
phenomenon.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [Red Eye Reduction] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
The flash is always fired to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
Off (default setting):
Does not use Red Eye Reduction.
Note
Red Eye Reduction may not produce the desired effects. It depends on individual differences
and conditions, such as distance to the subject, or whether the subject looks at the prestrobe or not.
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Auto Obj. Framing (still image)
When this product detects and shoots faces, macro shooting subjects or subjects that are
tracked by [Lock-on AF], the product automatically trims the image into an appropriate
composition, and then saves it. Both the original and the trimmed images are saved. The
trimmed image is recorded in the same size as the original image size.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Auto Obj. Framing] → desired setting.
If trimming is enabled when Live View Display mode is used,
will be displayed.
After the shot, a frame showing the trimmed area is displayed on the Auto Review
screen.
Menu item details
Off:
Does not trim images.
Auto (default setting):
Automatically trims images into an appropriate composition.
Note
The trimmed image may not be the best possible composition, depending on the shooting
conditions.
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SteadyShot
Sets whether or not to use the SteadyShot function.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [SteadyShot] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
Uses [SteadyShot].
Off:
Does not use [SteadyShot].
We recommend that you set the camera to [Off] when using a tripod.
Note
You cannot set [SteadyShot] when you are using an A-mount lens (sold separately), or when
the name of the attached lens does not contain the letters “OSS,” such as “E16mm F2.8.”
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Long Exposure NR (still image)
When you set the shutter speed to one second or longer (long exposure shooting), noise
reduction is turned on for the duration that the shutter is open. With the function turned on, the
grainy noise typical of long exposures is reduced.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Long Exposure NR] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
Activates noise reduction for the same duration that the shutter is open. When noise reduction
is in progress, a message appears and you cannot take another picture. Select this to prioritize
the image quality.
Off:
Does not activate noise reduction. Select this to prioritize the timing of shooting.
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High ISO NR (still image)
When shooting with high ISO sensitivity, the product reduces noise that becomes more
noticeable when the product sensitivity is high. A message may be displayed during noise
reduction processing; you cannot shoot another image until the message disappears.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
High ISO NR] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Normal (default setting):
Activates high ISO noise reduction normally.
Low:
Activates high ISO noise reduction moderately. Select this to prioritize the timing of shooting.
Off:
Does not activate high ISO noise reduction.
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Color Space (still image)
Setting the other functions of this product
The way colors are represented using combinations of numbers or the range of color
reproduction is called “color space.” You can change the color space depending on the purpose
of the image.
1. MENU →
(Camera Settings) → [
Color Space] → desired setting.
Menu item details
sRGB (default setting):
This is the standard color space of the digital camera. Use [sRGB] in normal shooting, such as
when you intend to print out the images without any modification.
AdobeRGB:
This has a wide range of color reproduction. When a large part of the subject is vivid green or
red, Adobe RGB is effective. The file name of the image starts with “_DSC.”
Note
[AdobeRGB] is for applications or printers that support color management and DCF2.0 option
color space. Images may not be printed or viewed in the correct colors if you use applications
or printers that do not support Adobe RGB.
When displaying images that were recorded with [AdobeRGB] on the product or non-Adobe
RGB-compliant devices, the images are displayed with low saturation.
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Grid Line
Sets whether the grid line is displayed or not. The grid line will help you to adjust the
composition of images.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Grid Line] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Rule of 3rds Grid:
Place main subjects close to one of the grid lines that divide the image into thirds for a wellbalanced composition.
Square Grid:
Square grids make it easier to confirm the horizontal level of your composition. This is suitable
to determine the quality of the composition when shooting landscape, close-up, or duplicated
images.
Diag. + Square Grid:
Place a subject on the diagonal line to express an uplifting and powerful feeling.
Off (default setting):
Does not display the grid line.
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Auto Review
You can check the recorded image on the screen right after the shooting. You can also set the
display time for Auto Review.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Auto Review] → desired setting.
Menu item details
10 Sec/5 Sec/2 Sec (default setting):
Displays the recorded image on the screen right after shooting for the selected duration of time.
If you perform a magnifying operation during Auto Review, you can check that image using the
magnified scale.
Off:
Does not display the Auto Review.
Note
When the product is enlarging an image using image processing, it may temporarily display
the original image prior to enlarging and then display the enlarged image.
The DISP (Display Setting) settings are applied for the Auto Review display.
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Live View Display
Sets whether or not to show images altered with effects of the exposure compensation, white
balance, [Creative Style], or [Picture Effect] on the screen.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Live View Display] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Setting Effect ON (default setting):
Displays Live View in conditions close to what your picture will look like as a result of applying
all your settings. This setting is useful when you want to shoot pictures while checking the
results of the shot on the Live View screen.
Setting Effect OFF:
Shows Live View without the effects of exposure compensation, white balance, [Creative Style],
or [Picture Effect]. When this setting is used, you can easily check the image composition.
Live View is always displayed with the appropriate brightness even in [Manual Exposure] mode.
Note
When the shooting mode is set to [Intelligent Auto], [Superior Auto], [Sweep Panorama],
[Movie] or [Scene Selection], [Live View Display] cannot be set to [Setting Effect OFF].
When [Live View Display] is set to [Setting Effect ON], you may have difficulty checking the
composition, as the Live View Display may seem too dark or too bright. If such a
phenomenon occurs, set [Live View Display] to [Setting Effect OFF]. When [Live View
Display] is set to [Setting Effect OFF], the brightness of the shot image will not be the same
as that of the displayed Live View.
Hint
When you use a third-party flash, such as a studio flash, Live View Display may be dark for
some shutter speed settings. When [Live View Display] is set to [Setting Effect OFF], Live
View Display will be displayed brightly, so that you can easily check the composition.
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FINDER/MONITOR
Sets the method for switching the display between Electronic Viewfinder and the screen.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [FINDER/MONITOR] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto (default setting):
When you look into the Electronic Viewfinder, the display is switched to the Electronic
Viewfinder automatically.
Viewfinder:
The screen is turned off and the image is always displayed in the Electronic Viewfinder.
Monitor:
The Electronic Viewfinder is turned off and the image is always displayed on the screen.
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Release w/o Lens
Sets whether or not the shutter can be released when no lens is attached.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Release w/o Lens] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Enable:
Releases the shutter when no lens is attached. Select [Enable] when attaching the product to
an astronomical telescope, etc.
Disable (default setting):
Does not release the shutter when a lens is not attached.
Note
Correct metering cannot be achieved when you use lenses that do not provide a lens
contact, such as the lens of an astronomical telescope. In such cases, adjust the exposure
manually by checking it on the recorded image.
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e-Front Curtain Shut.
The electronic front curtain shutter function shortens the time lag between shutter releases.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [e-Front Curtain Shut.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
Uses the electronic front curtain shutter function.
Off:
Does not use the electronic front curtain shutter function.
Note
When you shoot at high shutter speeds with a large diameter lens attached, the ghosting of a
blurred area may occur, depending on the subject or shooting conditions. In such cases, set
this function to [Off].
When a lens made by another manufacturer (including a Minolta/Konica-Minolta lens) is
used, set this item to [Off]. If you set this function to [On], the correct exposure will not be set
or the image brightness will be uneven.
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S. Auto Img. Extract.
Sets whether or not to save all the images that were shot continuously in [Superior Auto].
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [S. Auto Img. Extract.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto (default setting):
Saves one appropriate image selected by the product.
Off:
Saves all of the images.
Note
Even if you set [S. Auto Img. Extract.] to [Off] with [Hand-held Twilight] selected as the scene
recognition mode, one combined image is saved.
When the [
Auto Obj. Framing] function is activated, two images are saved even if you
set [S. Auto Img. Extract.] to [Auto].
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Shading Comp.
Compensates for the shaded corners of the screen, caused by certain lens characteristics.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Lens Comp.] → [Shading Comp.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto (default setting):
Compensates for darker corners of the screen automatically.
Off:
Does not compensate for darker corners of the screen.
Note
The [Shading Comp.] function is only available when an E-mount lens is mounted.
The amount of light around the edges may not be corrected, depending on the lens type.
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Chro. Aber. Comp.
Reduces the color deviation at the corners of the screen, caused by certain lens characteristics.
1. MENU →
setting.
(Custom Settings) → [Lens Comp.] → [Chro. Aber. Comp.] → desired
Menu item details
Auto (default setting):
Reduces the color deviation automatically.
Off:
Does not compensate for the color deviation.
Note
The [Chro. Aber. Comp.] function is only available when an E-mount lens is mounted.
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Distortion Comp.
Compensates for the distortion of the screen, caused by certain lens characteristics.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Lens Comp.] → [Distortion Comp.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto:
Compensates for distortion of the screen automatically.
Off (default setting):
Does not compensate for distortion of the screen.
Note
The [Distortion Comp.] function is only available when an E-mount lens is mounted.
Depending on the attached lens, [Distortion Comp.] is fixed to [Auto], and you cannot select
[Off].
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Dial / Wheel Lock
You can set whether the dial and wheel will be locked by pressing and holding the Fn (Function)
button.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Dial / Wheel Lock] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Lock:
Locks the control dial and control wheel.
Unlock (default setting):
Does not lock the control dial or control wheel even if you press and hold the Fn (Function)
button.
Hint
You can release [Dial / Wheel Lock] by holding the Fn (Function) button down.
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Aperture Preview
With the monitor or viewfinder, you may see an image with an aperture that differs from the
shooting result. Since the blurring of a subject changes if the aperture is changed, the blurriness
of the actual picture will differ from the image you were viewing prior to shooting.
While you press and hold the key to which you assigned the [Aperture Preview] function, the
aperture is stepped down to the set aperture value and you can check the blurriness prior to
shooting.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → set the [Aperture Preview]
function to the desired key.
2. Confirm the image by pressing the key to which [Aperture Preview] was assigned.
Hint
Although you can change the aperture value during the preview, the subject may be
defocused if you select a brighter aperture. We recommend that you adjust the focus again.
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Shot. Result Preview
With the monitor or viewfinder, you may see an image with an aperture that differs from the
shooting result. Since the blurring of a subject changes if the aperture is changed, the blurriness
of the actual picture will differ from the image you were viewing prior to shooting. While pressing
down the key to which [Shot. Result Preview] is assigned, you can check the image preview
with the DRO, shutter speed, aperture and ISO sensitivity settings applied. Check the shooting
result preview before shooting.
1. MENU →
(Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → set the [Shot. Result
Preview] function to the desired key.
2. Confirm the image by pressing the key to which [Shot. Result Preview] was assigned.
Hint
The DRO settings, shutter speed, aperture and ISO sensitivity settings you have set are
reflected on the image for [Shot. Result Preview], but some effects cannot be previewed
depending on the shooting settings. Even in that case, the settings you have selected will be
applied to the images you shoot.
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Viewing still images
Playing back images
Plays back the recorded images.
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to the playback mode.
2. Select the image with the control wheel.
Hint
The product creates an image database file on a memory card to record and play back
images. An image that is not registered in the image database file may not be played back
correctly. To play back images shot using other devices, register those images to the image
database file using MENU → [Setup] → [Recover Image DB].
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Playback zoom
Enlarges the image being played back.
1. Display the image you want to enlarge, and then press the
button.
If the image is too large, turn the control wheel to adjust the zoom scale.
2. Select the portion you want to enlarge by pressing the top/bottom/right/left side of the
control wheel.
Hint
You can also enlarge an image being played back using MENU.
Note
You cannot use the enlarged playback function with movies.
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Image Index
You can display multiple images at the same time in playback mode.
1. Press the
(Image Index) button while the image is being played back.
To change the number of images to be displayed
MENU →
(Playback) → [Image Index] → desired setting.
Menu item details
12 Images (default setting)/30 Images
To return to single-image playback
Select the desired image and press
on the center of the control wheel.
Displaying a desired image quickly
Select the bar on the left of the image index screen using the control wheel, then press the
top/bottom side of the control wheel. When the bar is being selected, you can display the
calendar screen or folder selection screen by pressing
in the center. In addition, you can
switch View Mode by selecting an icon.
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Switching the screen display (during playback)
Switches the screen display.
1. Press the DISP (Display Setting) button.
The screen display switches in the order “Display Info. → Histogram → No Disp. Info.
→ Display Info.” each time you press the DISP button.
The DISP (Display Setting) settings are applied for the Auto Review display.
Note
The histogram is not displayed in the following situations:
During movie playback
During scrolling playback of panoramic images
During slideshows
During Folder View (MP4)
During AVCHD View
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Deleting images
Deleting a displayed image
You can delete an image displayed.
1. Display the image you want to delete.
2. Press the
(Delete) button.
3. Select [Delete] using the control wheel, then press
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Deleting images
Deleting multiple selected images
You can delete multiple selected images.
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [Delete] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multiple Img.:
Deletes the selected images.
(1) Select the images to be deleted, then press
on the center of the control wheel. The
mark is displayed in the check box. To cancel the selection, press
again to remove the
mark.
(2) To delete other images, repeat step (1).
(3) MENU → [OK] → Press
on the center.
All in this Folder:
Deletes all images in the selected folder.
All with this date:
Deletes all images in the selected date range.
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Playing back movies
Plays back the recorded movies.
1. Press the
(playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. Select the movie to be played back using the control wheel.
3. To play back movies, press
on the center.
Available operations during movie playback
You can perform slow playback and sound volume adjustment, etc. by pressing the bottom side
of the control wheel.
: Playback
: Pause
: Fast-forward
: Fast-rewind
: Forward slow playback
: Reverse slow playback
: Next movie file
: Previous movie file
: Displays the next frame
: Displays the previous frame
: Sound volume adjustment
: Closes the operation panel
Hint
“Forward slow playback,” “Reverse slow playback,” “Displays the next frame” and “Displays
the previous frame” are available during pause.
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Viewing panoramic images
Playing back panoramic images
The product automatically scrolls a panoramic image from end to end.
1. Press the
(playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. Select the panoramic image to be played back using the control wheel.
3. Press
on the center to play back the image.
To pause playback, press
on the center again.
To return to the display of the entire image, press the MENU key.
Note
Panoramic images shot using other product may be displayed in a different size from the
actual size, or may not scroll correctly.
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Printing
Specify Printing
You can specify in advance on the memory card which still images you want to print out later.
The
(print order) icon will appear on the specified images. DPOF refers to “Digital Print
Order Format.”
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [Specify Printing] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multiple Img.:
Selects images to order printing.
(1) Select an image and press
on the center of the control wheel. A
mark is displayed in
the check box. To cancel the selection, press
and delete the
mark.
(2) Repeat step 1 to print other images.
(3) MENU → [OK] →
on the center.
Cancel All:
Clears all DPOF marks.
Print Setting:
You can set whether to print the date on images registered with DPOF marks.
(1) Select [On] or [Off] → [Enter] in [Date Imprint].
Note
You cannot add the DPOF mark to the following files:
Movies
RAW images
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View Mode
Sets the View Mode (image display method).
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [View Mode] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Date View:
Displays the images by date.
Folder View(Still):
Displays only still images.
Folder View(MP4):
Displays only MP4-format movies.
AVCHD View:
Displays only AVCHD-format movies.
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Display Rotation
Selects the orientation when playing back recorded still images.
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [Display Rotation] → desired setting.
Menu items details
Manual (default setting):
The image is displayed according to the orientation information of the image. You can rotate the
image using the rotation function.
Off:
Always displays in landscape orientation.
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Slide Show
Automatically plays back images continuously.
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [Slide Show] → desired setting.
2. Select [Enter].
Menu item details
Repeat:
Select [On], in which images are played back in a continuous loop, or [Off] (default setting), in
which the product exits the slideshow when all the images are played back once.
Interval:
Select the display interval for images from among [1 Sec], [3 Sec] (default setting), [5 Sec], [10
Sec] or [30 Sec].
To quit the slideshow in the middle of playback
Press the MENU key to quit the slideshow. You cannot pause the slideshow.
Hint
You can activate a slideshow only when [View Mode] is set to [Date View] or [Folder
View(Still)].
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Rotate
Rotates a recorded still image counter-clockwise.
1. MENU →
(Playback) → [Rotate].
2. Press
on the center of the control wheel.
The image is rotated counter-clockwise. The image rotates as you press
on the center.
If you rotate the image once, the image remains rotated even after the product is turned
off.
Note
You cannot rotate the movies.
You may not be able to rotate images shot using other products.
When viewing rotated images on a computer, the images may be displayed in their original
orientation depending on the software.
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Viewing
Using viewing functions
Protect
Protects recorded images against accidental erasure. The
images.
1. MENU →
mark is displayed on protected
(Playback) → [Protect] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multiple Img.:
Applies or cancels the protection of the selected multiple images.
(1) Select the image to be protected, then press
on the center of the control wheel. The
mark is displayed in the check box. To cancel the selection, press
again to remove the
mark.
(2) To protect other images, repeat step (1).
(3) MENU → [OK] → Press
on the center.
All in this Folder:
Protects all still images in the selected folder.
All with this date:
Protects all still images in the selected date range.
Cancel All in this Folder:
Cancels the protection of all still images in the selected folder.
Cancel All with this date:
Cancels the protection of all still images in the selected date range.
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Viewing
4K Still Image PB
Using viewing functions
Outputs still images in 4K resolution to an HDMI-connected TV that supports 4K.
1. Turn off this product and the TV.
2. Connect the HDMI micro terminal of this product to the HDMI jack of the TV using an
HDMI cable (sold separately).
3. Turn on the TV and switch the input.
4. Turn on this product.
5. Play back a still image, then press the bottom side of the control wheel.
The still image is output in 4K resolution.
You can output still images in 4K resolution by selecting MENU →
[4K Still Image PB] → [OK].
(Playback) →
Note
This menu is only available with 4K-compatible TVs. For details, refer to the operating
instructions of the TV.
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Viewing
Viewing images on a TV
Viewing images on an HD TV
To view images stored on this product using a TV, an HDMI cable (sold separately) and an HD
TV equipped with an HDMI jack are required.
1. Turn off both this product and the TV.
2. Connect the HDMI micro terminal of this product to the HDMI jack of the TV using an
HDMI cable (sold separately).
3. Turn on the TV and switch the input.
4. Turn on this product.
Images shot with the product appear on the TV screen.
Hint
This product is compatible with the PhotoTV HD standard. If you connect Sony PhotoTV HDcompatible devices using an HDMI cable (sold separately), the TV is set to the image quality
suitable for viewing still images, and a whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in
breathtaking high quality.
The PhotoTV HD allows for a highly-detailed, photo-like expression of subtle textures and
colors.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the compatible TV.
Note
Do not connect this product and another device using the output terminals of both. Doing so
may cause a malfunction.
Some devices may not work properly when connected to this product. For example, they may
not output video or audio.
Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo or a genuine Sony cable.
Use an HDMI cable that is compatible with the HDMI micro terminal of the product and the
HDMI jack of the TV.
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Viewing
Viewing images on a TV
Viewing images on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
By connecting this product to a TV that supports “BRAVIA” Sync using an HDMI cable (sold
separately), you can operate this product with the TV Remote Control.
1. Turn off both this product and the TV.
2. Connect the HDMI micro terminal of the product to the HDMI jack of the TV using an HDMI
cable (sold separately).
3. Turn on the TV and switch the input.
4. Turn on this product.
5. MENU →
(Setup) → [CTRL FOR HDMI] → [On].
6. Press the SYNC MENU button on the TV Remote Control, and select the desired mode.
Note
Only TVs that support “BRAVIA” Sync can provide SYNC MENU operations. For details,
refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
If the product performs unwanted operations in response to the TV Remote Control when the
product is connected to another manufacturer’s TV using an HDMI connection, select MENU
→
(Setup) → [CTRL FOR HDMI] → [Off].
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Monitor Brightness
You can adjust the brightness of the screen.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Monitor Brightness] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Manual (default setting):
Adjusts the brightness within the range of –2 to +2.
Sunny Weather:
Sets the brightness appropriately for shooting outdoors.
Note
The [Sunny Weather] setting is too bright for shooting indoors. Set [Monitor Brightness] to
[Manual] for indoor shooting.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Viewfinder Bright.
When using an electronic viewfinder, this product adjusts the brightness of the electronic
viewfinder according to the surrounding environment.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Viewfinder Bright.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto (default setting):
Adjusts the brightness of the electronic viewfinder automatically.
Manual:
Selects the brightness of the electronic viewfinder from the range –2 to +2.
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Changing settings
Finder Color Temp.
Setup menu
Adjusts the color temperature of the electronic viewfinder.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Finder Color Temp.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
-2 to +2:
When you select “-,” the viewfinder screen changes to a warmer color, and when you select
“+,” it changes to a colder color.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Volume Settings
Adjusts the sound volume.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Volume Settings] → desired setting.
Adjusting the volume during playback
Press the bottom of the control wheel while playing back movies to display the operation panel,
then adjust the volume. You can adjust the volume while listening to the actual sound.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Audio signals
Selects whether the product produces a sound or not.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Audio signals] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
Produces sound when the focus is achieved or the self-timer is operated.
Off:
Does not produce sound.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Upload Settings(Eye-Fi)
Sets whether to use the upload function when using an Eye-Fi card (commercially available).
This item appears when an Eye-Fi card is inserted into the product’s memory card slot.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Upload Settings] → desired setting.
2. Set your Wi-Fi network or destination on the Eye-Fi card.
For details, refer to the manual supplied with the Eye-Fi card.
3. Insert the Eye-Fi card you have set up into the product, and shoot still images.
Images are transferred to your computer, etc., automatically via the Wi-Fi network.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
Enables the upload function.
Off:
Disables the upload function
Communication status screen display
: Standby. No images are to be sent.
: Upload standby.
: Connecting.
: Uploading.
: Error
Note
Eye-Fi cards are only sold in certain countries/regions.
For more information on Eye-Fi cards, please contact the manufacturer or vendor directly.
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.
Eye-Fi cards are equipped with a wireless LAN function. Do not insert an Eye-Fi card into
the product on an airplane. When an Eye-Fi card is inserted into the product, set [Upload
Settings] to [Off]. When the upload function is set to [Off], the
indicator will be
displayed on the product.
Power save mode will not function during uploading.
If
(error) is displayed, remove the memory card and reinsert it, or turn the product off
and then on again. If the indicator appears again, the Eye-Fi card may be damaged.
Wireless LAN communication may be influenced by other communication devices. If the
communication status is poor, move closer to the access point to be connected.
This product does not support Eye-Fi “Endless Memory Mode.” Before using an Eye-Fi card,
be sure that “Endless Memory Mode” is turned off.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Tile Menu
Selects whether to always display the first screen of the menu when you press the MENU
button.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Tile Menu] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Always displays the first screen of the menu (Tile Menu).
Off (default setting):
Deactivates the Tile Menu display.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Mode Dial Guide
You can display the description of a shooting mode when you turn the mode dial and change
the settings available for that shooting mode.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Mode Dial Guide] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
Displays the Mode Dial Guide.
Off:
Does not display the Mode Dial Guide.
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Changing settings
Delete confirm.
Setup menu
You can set whether [Delete] or [Cancel] is selected as the default setting on the delete
confirmation screen.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Delete confirm.] → desired setting.
Menu item details
"Delete" first:
[Delete] is selected as the default setting.
"Cancel" first (default setting):
[Cancel] is selected as the default setting.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Pwr Save Start Time
You can set time intervals to automatically switch to power save mode. To return to shooting
mode, perform an operation such as pressing the shutter button halfway down.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Pwr Save Start Time] → desired setting.
Menu item details
30 Min/5 Min/2 Min/1 Min (default setting)/10 Sec
Note
Turn off the product when you do not use it for a long time.
The power save function is not activated during playing back slideshow or recording movies,
or when connected to a computer.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
PAL/NTSC Selector
Plays back movies recorded with the product on a PAL/NTSC system TV.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [PAL/NTSC Selector] → [Enter]
Note
This function is provided with 1080 50i-compatible devices only. It is not provided with 1080
60i-compatible devices. The 1080 50i-compatible devices have a “50i” mark on the bottom of
the product.
If you insert a memory card that has previously been formatted with the PAL system, a
message telling you that you must re-format the card appears. When you record using the
NTSC system, re-format the memory card or use another memory card.
When the NTSC mode is selected, the “Running on NTSC.” message always appears on the
start-up screen each time you turn the product on.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Cleaning Mode
Allows you to clean the image sensor.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Cleaning Mode] → [Enter]
2. Turn off the product following the instructions on the screen.
3. Detach the lens.
4. Use the blower to clean the image sensor surface and the surrounding area.
5. Attach the lens.
Note
A blower is not supplied with this product. Use a commercially available blower.
Cleaning can be performed only when the battery level is
(3 remaining battery icons)
or more. The use of an AC-PW20 AC Adaptor is recommended.
Do not use a spray type blower as it may scatter water droplets inside the camera body.
Do not put the tip of a blower into the cavity beyond the lens mount area, so that the tip of
the blower does not touch the image sensor.
Hold the camera slightly face downward so that the dust falls out.
Do not subject the product to any shock during cleaning.
When cleaning the image sensor with a blower, do not blow too hard. If you blow the sensor
too hard, the inside of the product may be damaged.
If the dust remains even after you cleaned the product as described, consult the service
facility.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Demo Mode
The [Demo Mode] function displays the movies recorded on the memory card automatically
(demonstration), when the camera has not been operated for a certain time.
Normally select [Off].
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Demo Mode] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
The movie playback demonstration starts automatically if the product is not operated for about
one minute. Only protected AVCHD movies are played back.
Set the view mode to [AVCHD View], and protect the movie file with the oldest recorded date
and time.
Off (default setting):
Does not show the demonstration.
Note
You can set this item only when the product is powered by the AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold
separately).
Even if [On] is selected, the product does not start a demonstration if there is no movie file on
the memory card.
When [On] is selected, the product does not switch to power save mode.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Remote Ctrl
You can operate this product and shoot images using the SHUTTER button, 2SEC button (2
second delay shutter), and START/STOP button (or Movie button (RMT-DSLR2 only)) on the
RMT-DSLR1 Wireless Remote Commander (sold separately) and RMT-DSLR2 (sold
separately). Refer also to the operating instructions for the Wireless Remote Commander.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Remote Ctrl] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Allows Wireless Remote Commander operation.
Off (default setting):
Does not allow Wireless Remote Commander operation.
Note
The RMT-DSLR1 Wireless Remote Commander cannot be used for movie recording.
The lens or lens hood may block the remote sensor that receive the signals. Use the
Wireless Remote Commander in the position from which the signal can reach the product.
When [MOVIE Button] is set to [Off], the START/STOP button (Movie button) of the RMTDSLR2 Wireless Remote Commander is not activated.
When [Remote Ctrl] is set to [On], the product does not switch to power save mode. Set
[Remote Ctrl] to [Off] after using a Wireless Remote Commander.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
HDMI Resolution
When you connect the product to a High Definition (HD) TV with HDMI terminals using an HDMI
cable (sold separately), you can select HDMI Resolution to output images to the TV.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [HDMI Resolution] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto (default setting):
The product automatically recognizes an HD TV and sets the output resolution.
1080p:
Outputs signals in HD picture quality (1080p).
1080i:
Outputs signals in HD picture quality (1080i).
Note
If the images are not displayed properly using the [Auto] setting, select either [1080i] or
[1080p], based on which TV is to be connected.
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Changing settings
CTRL FOR HDMI
Setup menu
When connecting this product to a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV using an HDMI cable (sold
separately), you can operate this product by aiming the TV remote control at the TV.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [CTRL FOR HDMI] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
You can operate this product with a TV’s remote control.
Off:
You cannot operate this product with a TV’s remote control.
Note
[CTRL FOR HDMI] is available only with a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
HDMI Info. Display
Selects whether to display the shooting information when this product and the TV are
connected using an HDMI cable (sold separately).
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [HDMI Info. Display] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On (default setting):
Displays the shooting information of the played back image.
Off:
Does not display the shooting information of the played back image.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
USB Connection
Selects the appropriate USB connection method for each computer or USB device connected to
this product.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [USB Connection] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto (default setting):
Establishes a Mass Storage or MTP connection automatically, depending on the computer or
other USB devices to be connected. Windows 7 or Windows 8 computers are connected in
MTP, and their unique functions are enabled for use.
Mass Storage:
Establishes a Mass Storage connection between this product, a computer, and other USB
devices.
MTP:
Establishes an MTP connection between this product, a computer, and other USB devices.
Windows 7 or Windows 8 computers are connected in MTP, and their unique functions are
enabled for use. With computers running a different OS (Windows Vista, Mac OS X), the
AutoPlay Wizard appears, and the still images in the recording folder on this product are
imported to the computer.
PC Remote:
Uses “Remote Camera Control” to control this product from the computer, including such
functions as shooting and storing images on the computer.
Note
If Device Stage* is not displayed with Windows 7 or Windows 8, set [USB Connection] to
[Auto].
* Device Stage is a menu screen used to manage connected devices, such as a camera
(Function of Windows 7 or Windows 8).
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Changing settings
Setup menu
USB LUN Setting
Enhances compatibility by limiting of USB connection functions.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [USB LUN Setting] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multi (default setting):
Normally, use [Multi].
Single:
Set [USB LUN Setting] to [Single] only if you cannot make a connection.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Language Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [
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Language] → desired language.
Changing settings
Setup menu
Date/Time Setup
Sets the date and time again.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Date/Time Setup] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Daylight Savings:
Selects Daylight Savings [On]/[Off].
Date/Time:
Sets the date and time.
Date Format:
Selects the date and time display format.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Area Setting
Sets the area where you are using the product.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Area Setting] → desired area.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Format
Formats (initializes) the memory card. When you use a memory card with this product for the
first time, it is recommended that you format the card using the product for stable performance
of the memory card. Note that formatting permanently erases all data on the memory card, and
is unrecoverable. Save valuable data on a computer, etc.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Format].
Note
Formatting permanently erases all data including even protected images.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
File Number
Selects how to assign file numbers to recorded images.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [File Number] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Series (default setting):
Even if you change the recording destination folder or change the memory card, the product
continues to assign numbers to files in sequence.
(If there is a larger file number on the new memory card than the latest image file, a number
one higher than the largest number is assigned.)
Reset:
The product resets numbers when a file is recorded in a new folder and assigns numbers to
files starting with “0001.”
(When the recording folder contains a file, a number one higher than the largest number is
assigned.)
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Changing settings
Select REC Folder
Setup menu
You can change the recording folder to which images are recorded.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Select REC Folder] → desired folder.
Note
You cannot select the folder when you select the [Date Form] setting.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
New Folder
Creates a new folder in the memory card. A new folder is created with a folder number one
greater than the largest folder number currently used. Images are recorded in the newly
created folder. A folder for still images and a folder for MP4 movies that have the same number
are created at the same time.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [New Folder].
Note
When you insert a memory card that was used with other equipment into this product and
shoot images, a new folder may be automatically created.
Up to 4,000 images in total can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is
exceeded, a new folder may be automatically created.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Folder Name
Still images you shoot are recorded in a folder that is automatically created under the DCIM
folder on the memory card. You can change the way folder names are assigned.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Folder Name] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Standard Form (default setting):
The folder name form is as follows: folder number + MSDCF.
Example: 100MSDCF
Date Form:
The folder name form is as follows: folder number + Y (the last digit)/MM/DD.
Example: 10040405 (Folder number: 100, date: 04/05/2014)
Note
The MP4 movie folder form is fixed as “folder number + ANV01”.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Recover Image DB
If image files were processed on a computer, problems may occur in the image database file. In
such cases, the images on the memory card will not be played back on this product. If these
problems happen, repair the file using [Recover Image DB].
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Recover Image DB] → [Enter].
Note
Use a sufficiently charged battery pack. Low battery power during repairing can cause
damage to data.
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Display Media Info.
Displays the recordable time of movies and the number of recordable still images for the
inserted memory card.
1. MENU →
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(Setup) → [Display Media Info.].
Changing settings
Setup menu
Version
Displays the version of this product, lens and Mount Adaptor.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Version].
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Changing settings
Setup menu
Certification Logo (Overseas model only)
Displays some of the certification logos for this product.
1. MENU →
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(Setup) → [Certification Logo].
Changing settings
Setup menu
Setting Reset
Resets the product to the default settings. Even if you perform [Setting Reset], the recorded
images are retained.
1. MENU →
(Setup) → [Setting Reset] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Camera Settings Reset:
Initializes the main shooting settings to the default settings.
Initialize:
Initializes all the settings to the default settings.
Note
Be sure not to eject the battery pack while resetting.
When you perform [Initialize], downloaded applications on the product may be uninstalled. To
use these applications again, re-install them.
The value set with [AF Micro Adj.] will not be reset even when [Camera Settings Reset] or
[Initialize] is performed.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Connecting this product and a Smartphone
PlayMemories Mobile
To use [Smart Remote Embedded] or [Send to Smartphone], etc., the application
PlayMemories Mobile should be installed on your smartphone.
Download and install the application PlayMemories Mobile from your smartphone’s application
store. If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed on your smartphone, be sure to update it to
the latest version.
For details on PlayMemories Mobile, refer to the support page (http://www.sony.net/pmm/).
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Connecting this product and a Smartphone
Connecting an Android smartphone to this product
1. Launch PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone.
2. Select the model name of this product (DIRECT-xxxx: xxxx).
3. Input the password that is displayed on this product.
The smartphone is connected to the product.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Connecting this product and a Smartphone
Connecting the product to an iPhone or iPad
1. Select the model name of this product (DIRECT-xxxx: xxxx) on the Wi-Fi setting screen of
your iPhone or iPad.
2. Input the password displayed on this product.
The iPhone or iPad is connected to the product.
3. Confirm that your iPhone or iPad was connected to the “SSID” shown on this product.
4. Return to the “Home” screen and launch PlayMemories Mobile.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Connecting this product and a Smartphone
Calling up an application using [One-touch(NFC)]
You can call up a desired application from the application menu of this product by touching an
NFC-enabled Android smartphone to the product. If the application you call up has a feature
that works with the smartphone, the product and the smartphone will be connected via Wi-Fi. To
use this function, register the desired application in advance.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [One-touch(NFC)] → desired application.
2. Switch this product to shooting mode, then touch an NFC-enabled smartphone to the
(N mark) on the product for 1-2 seconds.
PlayMemories Mobile launches on the smartphone, and the application you have
registered launches on this product.
Note
When the product is in playback mode, the registered application will not launch even if you
touch the smartphone to the product.
When you call up an application with one touch, even if that application does not work with a
smartphone, PlayMemories Mobile on smartphone will launch. Exit PlayMemories Mobile
without performing an operation. If you do not exit PlayMemories Mobile, the smartphone
stays in standby connection status.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Controlling this product using a Smartphone
Smart Remote Embedded
You can use a smartphone as the remote controller for this product, and shoot still images. Still
images shot via remote control are sent to the smartphone from the product. The application
PlayMemories Mobile must be installed on your smartphone.
1. MENU →
(Application) → [Application List] → [Smart Remote Embedded].
2. When the product is ready for the connection, an information screen appears on the
product. Connect the smartphone and the product using that information.
Connection setting methods differ among smartphones.
3. Check the composition of the image on the smartphone screen, and then press the shutter
button (A) on the smartphone to shoot an image.
Use button (B) to change settings such as [EV], [Self-Timer] and [Review Check].
Note
This product shares the connection information for [Smart Remote Embedded] with a device
that has permission to connect. If you want to change the device that is permitted to connect
to the product, reset the connection information by following these steps. MENU →
(Wireless) → [SSID/PW Reset]. After resetting the connection information, you must register
the smartphone again.
Depending on future version upgrades, the operational procedures or screen displays are
subject to change without notice.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Controlling this product using a Smartphone
One-touch connection with an NFC-enabled Android
smartphone (NFC One-touch remote)
You can connect this product and an NFC-enabled Android smartphone with one touch, without
performing a complex setup operation.
1. Activate the NFC function of the smartphone.
2. Switch this product to shooting mode.
The NFC function is available only when the
(N mark) is displayed on the screen.
3. Touch the product to the smartphone.
The smartphone and the product are connected, and PlayMemories Mobile launches on
the smartphone.
Touch the smartphone to the product for 1-2 seconds until PlayMemories Mobile
launches.
About “NFC”
NFC is a technology that enables short-range wireless communication between various
devices, such as mobile phones or IC tags, etc. NFC makes data communication simpler with
just a touch on the designated touch-point.
NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard of short-range wireless
communication technology.
Note
If you cannot make a connection, do as the following:
Launch PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone, and then move the smartphone slowly toward the
(N mark) of this product.
If the smartphone is in a case, remove it.
If the product is in a case, remove it.
Check whether the NFC function is activated on your smartphone.
When [Airplane Mode] is set to [On], you cannot connect this product and the smartphone.
Set [Airplane Mode] to [Off].
If this product and the smartphone are connected when the product is in playback mode, the
displayed image is sent to the smartphone.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Transferring images to a Smartphone
Send to Smartphone
You can transfer still images to a smartphone and view them. The application PlayMemories
Mobile must be installed on your smartphone.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [Send to Smartphone] → desired setting.
If you press the
(Send to Smartphone) button in playback mode, the setting screen
for [Send to Smartphone] will appear.
2. If the product is ready for the transfer, the information screen appears on the product.
Connect the smartphone and the product using that information.
The setting method for connecting the smartphone and the product varies depending on
the smartphone.
Menu item details
Select on This Device:
Selects an image on the product to be transferred to the smartphone.
(1) Select from among [This Image], [All Still Images on Date]/[All Movie(MP4) on Date], [All
Images on This Date] or [Multiple Images].
(2) If you select [Multiple Images], select the desired images using
on the control wheel,
then press MENU → [Enter].
Select on Smartphone:
Displays all images recorded on the product’s memory card on the smartphone.
Note
You can select an image size to be sent to the smartphone from [Original], [2M] or [VGA].
To change the image size, refer to the following steps.
For Android smartphone
Start PlayMemories Mobile, and change the image size by [Settings] → [Copy Image Size].
For iPhone/iPad
Select PlayMemories Mobile in the setting menu, and change the image size by [Copy Image Size].
Some images may not be displayed on the smartphone depending on the recording format.
RAW images are converted to JPEG format when they are sent.
You cannot send AVCHD format movies.
This product shares the connection information for [Send to Smartphone] with a device that
has permission to connect. If you want to change the device that is permitted to connect to
the product, reset the connection information by following these steps. MENU → [Wireless]
→ [SSID/PW Reset]. After resetting the connection information, you must register the
smartphone again.
When [Airplane Mode] is set to [On], you cannot connect this product and the smartphone.
Set [Airplane Mode] to [Off].
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Transferring images to a Smartphone
Sending images to an Android smartphone (NFC Onetouch Sharing)
With just one touch, you can connect this product and an NFC-enabled Android smartphone,
and send an image displayed on the product screen directly to the smartphone.
1. Activate the NFC function of the smartphone.
2. Display a single image on the product.
3. Touch the smartphone to the product.
The product and the smartphone are connected, and PlayMemories Mobile automatically
launches on the smartphone, and then the displayed image is sent to the smartphone.
Before you touch the smartphone, cancel the sleep and lock-screen functions of the
smartphone.
The NFC function is available only when the
(N mark) is displayed on the product.
Touch the smartphone to the product for 1-2 seconds until PlayMemories Mobile
launches.
To transfer two or more images, select MENU →
(Wireless) → [Send to
Smartphone] to select images. After the connection enabled screen appears, use NFC
to connect the product and the smartphone.
About “NFC”
NFC is a technology that enables short-range wireless communication between various
devices, such as mobile phones or IC tags, etc. NFC makes data communication simpler with
just a touch on the designated touch-point.
NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard of short-range wireless
communication technology.
Note
You can select an image size to be sent to the smartphone from [Original], [2M], or [VGA].
To change the image size, refer to the following steps.
For Android smartphone
Start PlayMemories Mobile, and change the image size by [Settings] → [Copy Image Size].
For iPhone/iPad
Select PlayMemories Mobile in the setting menu, and change the image size by [Copy Image Size].
RAW images are converted to JPEG format when they are sent.
If the Image Index is displayed on the product, you cannot transfer images using the NFC
function.
If you cannot make a connection, perform the following:
Launch PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone, and then move the smartphone slowly toward the
(N mark) of this product.
If the smartphone is in a case, remove it.
If the product is in a case, remove it.
Confirm that the NFC function is activated on the smartphone.
When [Airplane Mode] is set to [On], you cannot connect the product and the smartphone.
Set [Airplane Mode] to [Off].
You cannot send AVCHD format movies.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Transferring images to a computer
Send to Computer
You can transfer images stored in the product to a computer connected to a wireless access
point or wireless broadband router and easily make backup copies using this operation. Before
starting this operation, install PlayMemories Home on your computer and register the access
point on the product.
1. Start your computer.
2. MENU →
(Wireless) → [Send to Computer].
Note
Depending on the application settings of your computer, the product will turn off after saving
the images to your computer.
You can transfer images from the product to only one computer at a time.
If you want to transfer images to another computer, connect the product and the computer
via a USB connection and follow the instructions in PlayMemories Home.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Transferring images to a TV
View on TV
You can view images on a network-enabled TV by transferring them from the product without
connecting the product and TV with a cable. For some TVs, you may need to perform
operations on the TV. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [View on TV] → desired device to be connected.
2. When you want to play back images using slideshow, press
control wheel.
on the center of the
To display the next/previous image manually, press the right/left side of the control
wheel.
To change the device to be connected, press the bottom side of the control wheel, then
select [Device list].
Slideshow settings
You can change the slideshow settings by pressing the bottom side of the control wheel.
Playback Selection:
Selects the group of images to be shown.
Folder View(Still):
Selects from [All] and [All in Folder].
Date View:
Selects from [All] and [All in Date Rng.].
Interval:
Selects from [Short] and [Long].
Effects*:
Select from [On] and [Off].
Playback Image Size:
Select from [HD] and [4K].
*The settings are effective only for BRAVIA TV which is compatible with the functions.
Note
You can use this function on a TV that supports DLNA renderer.
You can view images on a Wi-Fi Direct-enabled TV or network-enabled TV (including cable
TV).
If you connect TV and this product and do not use Wi-Fi Direct, you need to register your
access point first.
Displaying the images on the TV may take time.
Movies cannot be shown on a TV via Wi-Fi. Use an HDMI cable (sold separately).
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Airplane Mode
When you board an airplane, etc., you can turn off all Wi-Fi functions temporarily.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [Airplane Mode] → desired setting.
If you set [Airplane Mode] to [On], an airplane mark will be displayed on the screen.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
WPS Push
If your access point has the WPS button, you can register the access point to this product easily
by pushing the WPS button.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [WPS Push].
2. Press the WPS button on the access point you want to register.
Note
[WPS Push] works only if the security setting of your access point is set to WPA or WPA2
and your access point supports the WPS button method. If the security setting is set to WEP
or your access point does not support the WPS button method, perform [Access Point Set.].
For details about the available functions and settings of your access point, see the access
point operating instructions or contact the administrator of the access point.
A connection may not be enabled depending on the surrounding conditions, such as the type
of wall material or if there is an obstruction or poor wireless signal between the product and
access point. If that happens, change the location of the product or move the product closer
to the access point.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Access Point Set.
You can register your access point manually. Before starting the procedure, check the SSID
name of the access point, security system, and password. The password may be preset in
some devices. For details, see the access point operating instructions, or consult the access
point administrator.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [Access Point Set.].
2. Select the access point you want to register.
When the desired access point is displayed on the screen: Select the
desired access point.
When the desired access point is not displayed on the screen: Select
[Manual Setting] and set the access point.
*For the input method, refer to “How to use the keyboard.”
If you select [Manual Setting], input the SSID name of the access point, then select the
security system.
3. Input the password, and select [OK].
Access points without the
mark do not require a password.
4. Select [OK].
How to use the keyboard
When manual character entry is required, a keyboard is displayed on the screen.
1. Input box The characters you entered are displayed.
2. Switch character types Each time you press
on the center of the control wheel,
the character type switches among alphabet letters, numerals and symbols.
3. Keyboard Each time you press
on the center, the character that you enter will be
displayed.
For example: If you want to enter “abd”
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Select the key for “abc” and press
once to display “a” → select “
”((5) Move
cursor) and press
→ select the key for “abc” and press
twice to display “b” →
select the key for “def” and press
once to display “d”.
Finalize Finalizes the entered characters.
Move cursor Moves the cursor in the input box to the right or left.
Delete Deletes the character preceding the cursor.
Switches the next character to a capital or small letter.
Enters a space.
To cancel the input, select [Cancel].
Other setting items
Depending on the status or the setting method of your access point, you may want to set more
items.
WPS PIN:
Displays the PIN code you enter into the connected device.
Priority Connection:
Select [On] or [Off].
IP Address Setting:
Select [Auto] or [Manual].
IP Address:
If you are entering the IP address manually, enter the set address.
Subnet Mask/Default Gateway:
When you set [IP Address Setting] to [Manual], enter the IP address to match your network
environment.
Note
To give the registered access point priority, set [Priority Connection] to [On].
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Edit Device Name
You can change the device name under Wi-Fi Direct.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [Edit Device Name].
2. Select the input box, then input the device name → [OK].
For input method, refer to “How to use the keyboard.”
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Disp MAC Address
Displays the MAC address of this product.
1. MENU →
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(Wireless) → [Disp MAC Address].
Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
SSID/PW Reset
This product shares the connection information for [Send to Smartphone] and [Smart Remote
Embedded] with a device that has permission to connect. If you want to change the device that
is permitted to connect, reset the connection information.
1. MENU →
(Wireless) → [SSID/PW Reset] → [OK].
Note
After resetting the connection information, and if you connect this product to the smartphone,
you must register the smartphone again.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Reset Network Set.
Resets all the network settings to default settings.
1. MENU →
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(Wireless) → [Reset Network Set.] → [OK].
Adding applications to the product
PlayMemories Camera Apps
PlayMemories Camera Apps
You can add the desired functions to this product by connecting to the application download
website
(PlayMemories Camera Apps) via the Internet. For example, the following
operations are available:
You can use various effects for shooting images.
You can upload images to network services directly from the product.
Press MENU →
(Application) → [Introduction] for information about the service and
available countries and regions.
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Adding applications to the product
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Recommended computer environment
For details on the recommended computer environments for downloading an application and
adding functions to the product, use to the following URL:
“PlayMemories Camera Apps” website (www.sony.net/pmca)
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Adding applications to the product
Installing the applications
Opening a service account
You can open a service account, which is required to download applications.
1. Access the application download website.
http://www.sony.net/pmca
2. Follow the instructions on the screen and acquire a service account.
Follow the instructions on the screen to download the desired application to the product.
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Adding applications to the product
Installing the applications
Downloading applications
You can download applications using your computer.
1. Access the application downloading website.
http://www.sony.net/pmca
2. Select the desired application and download the application to the product following the
instructions on the screen.
Connect the computer and the product using the micro USB cable (supplied), following
the instructions on the screen.
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Adding applications to the product
Installing the applications
Downloading applications directly to the product using the
Wi-Fi function
You can download applications using the Wi-Fi function without connecting to a computer.
1. MENU →
(Application) → Application List →
(PlayMemories Camera Apps), then
follow the instructions on the screen to download applications.
Acquire a service account in advance.
Note
When the IP address setting of this product is [Manual], you cannot download an application.
Set [IP Address Setting] to [Auto].
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Adding applications to the product
Starting the applications
Launching the downloaded application
Launch an application that has been downloaded from the application download website
PlayMemories Camera Apps.
1. MENU →
(Application) → Application List → desired application to launch.
Hint
How to launch the applications faster
Assign [Download Appli.] and [Application List] to the custom key. You can launch the
applications or display application list only by pressing the custom key during the shooting
information screen is displayed.
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Adding applications to the product
Managing the applications
Uninstalling applications
You can uninstall applications from this product.
1. MENU →
(Application) → Application List → [Application Management] → [Manage
and Remove].
2. Select the application to be uninstalled.
3. Select
to uninstall the application.
The uninstalled application can be re-installed. For details, see the application download
website.
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Adding applications to the product
Managing the applications
Changing the order of applications
You can change the order in which added applications are displayed on this product.
1. MENU →
(Application) → Application List → [Application Management] → [Sort].
2. Select the application of which you want to change the order.
3. Select the destination.
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Adding applications to the product
Managing the applications
Confirming the account information of PlayMemories
Camera Apps
The account information for the “Sony Entertainment Network” that is registered on the product
is displayed.
1. MENU →
(Application) → Application List → [Application Management] → [Display
Account Information].
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Viewing on computers
Recommended computer environment
Recommended computer environment
You can confirm the operating computer environment of the software from the following URL:
www.sony.net/pcenv/
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Viewing on computers
Using the software
PlayMemories Home
With PlayMemories Home, you can do the following:
You can import images shot with this product to your computer.
You can play back the images imported to your computer.
You can share your images using PlayMemories Online.
Also for Windows, you can do the following:
You can organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view them.
You can edit and correct images, such as by trimming and resizing.
You can create a Blu-ray Disc, AVCHD disc or DVD-Video disc from AVCHD movies
imported to a computer.
You can upload images to a network service. (An internet connection is required.)
For other details, please refer to the Help of 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.
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Viewing on computers
Using the software
Installing PlayMemories Home
1. Using the Internet browser on your computer, go to the following URL and install
PlayMemories Home.
www.sony.net/pm/
Proceed the installation by following the instructions on the screen.
When installation is completed, PlayMemories Home starts up.
If PMB (Picture Motion Browser) supplied with a product that was purchased before
2011 has already been installed on the computer, PMB will be overwritten by
PlayMemories Home. Please use PlayMemories Home.
2. Connect the product and your computer using the supplied micro USB cable.
New functions may be added to PlayMemories Home. Even if PlayMemories Home has
already been installed on your computer, connect this product and your computer again.
A: To the Multi/Micro USB Terminal
B: To the USB jack of the computer
Note
Log on as Administrator.
It may be necessary to restart your computer. When the restart confirmation message
appears, restart the computer following the instructions on the screen.
DirectX may be installed depending on your computer’s system environment.
Hint
For details on PlayMemories Home, refer to the Help of PlayMemories Home or the
PlayMemories Home support page (http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/) (English only).
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Viewing on computers
Using the software
Software for Mac computers
For details on software for Mac computers, access the following URL:
http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
Wireless Auto Import
“Wireless Auto Import” is required if you are using a Mac computer and want to import images to
the computer using Wi-Fi function. Download “Wireless Auto Import” from the URL above, and
install it on your Mac computer. For details, see Help for “Wireless Auto Import.”
Note
The software that can be used varies depending on the region.
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Viewing on computers
Using the software
“Image Data Converter”
With “Image Data Converter,” you can do the following:
You can 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 still images displayed and edited on a computer.
You can either save the still 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 product.
You can rank images in five grades.
You can apply color labels.
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Viewing on computers
Using the software
Installing “Image Data Converter”
1. Download and install the software by accessing the following URL (English only).
http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/
Note
Log on as Administrator.
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Viewing on computers
Using the software
Accessing “Image Data Converter Guide”
Windows:
[Start] → [All Programs] → [Image Data Converter] → [Help] → [Image Data Converter Ver.4].
For Windows 8, start [Image Data Converter Ver.4], and select [Help] from the menu bar →
[Image Data Converter Guide].
Mac:
Finder → [Applications] → [Image Data Converter] → [Image Data Converter Ver.4], and select
[Help] from the menu bar → [Image Data Converter Guide].
For details on operation, you can also refer to the “Image Data Converter” support page
(English only).
http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/
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Viewing on computers
Using the software
“Remote Camera Control”
When using “Remote Camera Control,” the following operations are available on your
computer.
Changing this product’s settings and shooting.
Recording images directly to the computer.
Performing interval timer shooting.
Use these functions after selecting MENU →
(Setup) → [USB Connection] → [PC
Remote]. For details on how to use “Remote Camera Control,” refer to the Help.
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Viewing on computers
Using the software
Installing “Remote Camera Control”
Download and install the software by accessing the following URL:
Windows:
http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/
Mac:
http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
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Viewing on computers
Using the software
Accessing “Remote Camera Control Help Guide”
Windows:
[Start] → [All Programs] → [Remote Camera Control] → [Help] → [Remote Camera Control
Ver.3].
For Windows 8, start [Remote Camera Control Ver.3], and select [Help] from the menu bar →
[Remote Camera Control Help Guide].
Mac:
Finder → [Applications] → [Remote Camera Control] → [Remote Camera Control Ver.3], and
select [Help] from the menu bar → [Remote Camera Control Help Guide].
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Viewing on computers
Connecting this product and a computer
Connecting the product to a computer
1. Insert a sufficiently charged battery pack into the product.
2. Turn on the product and the computer.
3. Connect the product and your computer using the micro USB cable (A) (supplied).
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Viewing on computers
Connecting this product and a computer
Importing images to the computer
PlayMemories Home allows you to easily import images. For details on PlayMemories Home
functions, see the Help of PlayMemories Home.
Importing images to the computer without using PlayMemories
Home (For Windows)
When the AutoPlay Wizard appears after making a USB connection between this product and a
computer, click [Open folder to view files] → [OK] → [DCIM] or [MP_ROOT]. Then copy the
desired images to the computer.
If Device Stage appears on a Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer, double-click [Browse Files]
→ media icon → folder in which the images you want to import are stored.
Importing images to the computer without using PlayMemories
Home (For Mac)
Connect the product to your Mac computer. Double-click the newly recognized icon on the
desktop → the folder in which the image you want to import is stored. Then drag and drop the
image file on to the hard disk icon.
Note
For operations such as importing AVCHD movies to the computer, use PlayMemories Home.
Do not edit or otherwise process AVCHD movie files/folders from the connected computer.
Movie files may be damaged or become unplayable. Do not delete or copy AVCHD movies
on the memory card from the computer. Sony is not held liable for consequences resulting
from such operations via the computer.
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Viewing on computers
Connecting this product and a computer
Disconnecting the product from the computer
Disconnects the USB connection between this product and the computer.
Perform the procedures from step 1 to 2 below before performing the following operations:
Disconnecting the cable.
Removing a memory card.
Turning off the product.
1. Click
on the taskbar and then click the
For Windows Vista, click
(disconnect icon).
on the taskbar.
2. Click the displayed message.
Note
For Mac computers, drag and drop the icon of the memory card or the drive icon in the
“Trash” icon. The product is disconnected from the computer.
For Windows 7/Windows 8 computers, the disconnect icon may not appear. In that case, you
can skip steps 1 and 2 above.
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Disc type
Viewing on computers
Creating a movie disc
High-definition image quality (HD)
A Blu-ray Disc enables you to record longer duration of high definition image quality (HD)
movies than DVD discs.
High-definition image quality (HD) (AVCHD recording disc)
High definition image quality (HD) movie can be recorded on DVD media, such as DVD-R discs,
and a high definition image quality (HD) disc is created.
You can play a high definition image quality (HD) disc on AVCHD format playback devices,
such as a Sony Blu-ray Disc player and a PlayStation®3. You cannot play the disc on
ordinary DVD players.
Standard definition image quality (STD)
Standard definition image quality (STD) movie converted from high definition image quality (HD)
movie can be recorded on DVD media, such as DVD-R discs, and a standard image quality
(STD) disc is created.
Hint
You can use the following types of 12 cm discs with PlayMemories Home. For Blu-ray discs,
see “Creating Blu-ray Discs”.
DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+R DL: Non-rewritable
DVD-RW/DVD+RW: Rewritable
Always maintain your “PlayStation 3” to use the latest version of the “PlayStation 3” system
software.
“PlayStation 3” may not be available in some countries/regions.
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Viewing on computers
Creating a movie disc
Selecting the disc creation method
You can create a disc from an AVCHD format movie recorded using this product. Depending on
the disc type, playable devices may vary. Select a method suitable for your disc player.
For details on creating a disc using PlayMemories Home, see the Help of PlayMemories Home.
(Only for Windows)
Creates a disc with high-definition image quality (HD)
Writable movie format: PS, FX, FH
Player: Blu-ray Disc playback devices (Sony Blu-ray Disc player, PlayStation®3, etc.)
Creates a disc with high-definition image quality (HD) (AVCHD recording
disc)
Writable movie format: PS*, FX*, FH
Player: AVCHD format playback devices (Sony Blu-ray Disc player, PlayStation®3, etc.)
Creates a disc with standard definition image quality (STD)
Writable movie format: PS*, FX*, FH*
Player: Ordinary DVD playback devices (DVD player, computer that can play back DVD discs,
etc.)
*You
can create a disc with movies recorded in these formats using PlayMemories Home by downconverting the image quality.
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Viewing on computers
Creating a movie disc
Creating a disc with a device other than a computer
You can also create discs using a Blu-ray recorder, etc. Depending on which device you use,
the types of disc that can be created vary.
Blu-ray recorder:
High-definition image quality (HD)
Standard definition image quality (STD)
HDD recorder, etc:
Standard definition image quality (STD)
Note
When creating AVCHD discs using PlayMemories Home from movies recorded with the [
Record Setting] of [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)], [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)] or [24p
24M(FX)]/[25p 24M(FX)], the image quality is converted and it is not possible to create discs
that have the original image quality. Converting the image quality takes time. To record
movies with the original image quality, use Blu-ray Discs.
To create a Blu-ray Disc from movies recorded in [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)], you need to
use a device that is compliant with AVCHD format Ver. 2.0. The created Blu-ray Disc can be
played back only on a device that is compliant with AVCHD format Ver. 2.0.
For details on how to create a disc, refer to the operating instructions of the device you use.
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Viewing on computers
Creating a movie disc
Creating Blu-ray Discs
You can create Blu-ray Discs from AVCHD movies imported to a computer. The computer must
be capable of creating Blu-ray Discs. BD-R (not re-writable) or BD-RE (rewritable) discs can be
used. Multi-session recordings cannot be made. To create Blu-ray Discs using PlayMemories
Home, be sure to install the dedicated add-on software. For details, see the following URL:
http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/BDUW/
To install, your computer must be connected to the Internet. For detailed operations, see the
Help of PlayMemories Home.
Note
To play back a Blu-ray Disc that was created using movies recorded in [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p
28M(PS)], you must use a device that is compliant with AVCHD format Ver. 2.0.
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Precautions/This product
Precautions
Precautions
Backing up memory cards
Data may be corrupted in the following cases. Be sure to back up the data for protection.
When the memory card is removed or the product is turned off during a read or write
operation.
When the memory card is used in locations subject to static electricity or electrical noise.
Creating an image database file
If you insert a memory card that does not contain an image database file into the product and
turn on the power, the product automatically creates an image database file using some of the
memory card’s capacity. The process may take a long time and you cannot operate the product
until the process is completed.
If a database file error occurs, export all images to your computer using PlayMemories Home,
and then format the memory card using this product.
Do not use/store the product 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.
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 product. This may cause the product to
malfunction, and in some cases this malfunction cannot be repaired.
On operating temperatures
Your product 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 product is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, moisture may condense
inside or outside the product. This moisture condensation may cause a malfunction of the
product.
If moisture condensation occurs, turn off the product 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 functions available with the product
This manual describes the functions of 1080 60i-compatible devices and 1080 50i-compatible
devices. To check whether this product is a 1080 60i-compatible device or 1080 50i-compatible
device, look for the following marks on the bottom of the product.
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
Notes for when on board an airplane
In an airplane, set [Airplane Mode] to [On].
On image data compatibility
This product 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 product on other equipment and playback of images
recorded or edited with other equipment on your product are not guaranteed.
Notes on playing movies on other devices
This product uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile for AVCHD format recording. For this
reason, movies recorded in AVCHD format with this product 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
This product also uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Main Profile for MP4 format recording. For this
reason, play back movies recorded in MP4 format with this product on MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
supported devices.
Discs recorded with HD (high definition) image quality can be played back only on AVCHD
format-compatible devices.
DVD-based players or recorders cannot play back HD image quality discs, as they are
incompatible with the AVCHD format. Also, DVD-based players or recorders may fail to eject
HD image quality discs that are recorded using the AVCHD format.
On the monitor and lens
The monitor 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 monitor.
These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the images in any
way.
Exposing the monitor or lens to direct sunlight for long periods may cause a malfunction.
Exercise caution when placing the product near a window or outdoors.
Do not press against the monitor. The monitor may be discolored and that may cause a
malfunction.
Images may trail across on the monitor in a cold location. This is not a malfunction.
If the monitor has drops of water or other liquids on it, wipe it with a soft cloth. If the monitor
stays wet, the surface of the monitor may change or deteriorate. This may cause a
malfunction.
In addition, the monitor may be darker than usual at first.
Make sure not to bump the lens or subject it to force.
Notes on the flash
Do not cover the flash with your fingers.
Do not carry the product by the flash unit, or use excessive strength on it.
If water, dust or sand get into the open flash unit, it may cause a malfunction.
Notes on discarding or transferring this product to others
When discarding or transferring this product to others, make sure to perform the following
operation to protect private information.
Perform [Setting Reset] to reset all the settings.
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Precautions
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 whether the battery pack is charged or
discharged. This rechargeable battery is continually charged as long as you are using the
product. However, if you use the product for only short periods, it gradually discharges. If you do
not use the product at all for about 2 month(s) it becomes completely discharged. In this case,
be sure to charge this rechargeable battery before using the product. However, even if this
rechargeable battery is not charged, you can still use the product as long as you do not record
the date and time.
Charging method of the internal rechargeable battery
Insert a charged battery pack into the product, or connect the product to a wall outlet (wall
socket) using the AC Adaptor (supplied), and leave the product for 24 hours or more with the
power off.
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Notes on the battery pack
Charging the battery pack
Precautions
Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using the product for the first time.
The charged battery pack will discharge little by little even if you do not use it. Charge the
battery pack each time before you use the product so that you do not miss any opportunities
to shoot images.
You can charge the battery pack even if it is not completely discharged. You can use a
partially charged battery pack.
If the Charge lamp flashes and charging is canceled halfway, remove the battery pack once
then reinsert it.
We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10 °C and
30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). The battery pack may not be effectively charged in temperatures
outside this range.
When you connect this product and a laptop computer that is not connected to a power
source, the laptop’s battery charge may decrease. Do not charge this product using the
laptop computer for too long.
Do not turn on/restart a computer, wake a computer from sleep mode, or turn off a computer
while this product is connected to the computer via USB cable. Doing so may cause a
malfunction of this product. Disconnect the product and the computer before performing the
above operations.
We do not guarantee charging if you are using a self-built or modified computer.
Charging time (Full charge)
The charging time is approximately 310 minutes using the AC adaptor (supplied). 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. The
charging time is approximately 310 minutes using the battery charger (supplied). 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.
Effective use of the battery pack
Battery performance decreases in low temperature environments. So in cold places, the
operational time of the battery pack is shorter. To ensure longer battery pack use, we
recommend putting the battery pack in your pocket close to your body to warm it up, and
insert it in the product immediately before you start shooting. If there are any metal objects
such as keys in your pocket, be careful of causing a short-circuit.
The battery pack will run down quickly if you use the flash or zoom frequently.
We recommend preparing spare battery packs and taking trial shots before taking the actual
shots.
Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water-resistant.
Do not leave the battery pack in extremely hot places, such as in a car or under direct
sunlight.
If the battery terminal is dirty, you may not be able to turn on the product or the battery pack
may not be properly charged. In that case, clean the battery by lightly wiping off any dust
using a soft cloth or a cotton swab.
Remaining battery indicator
The remaining battery indicator appears on the screen.
A: Battery level high
B: Battery exhausted
It takes about one minute for the correct remaining battery indicator to appear.
The correct remaining battery indicator may not be displayed under some operating or
environmental conditions.
If the remaining battery time does not appear on the screen, press the DISP (Display Setting)
button to display it.
How to store the battery pack
To maintain the battery pack’s function, charge the battery pack and then fully discharge it in
the product at least once a year before storing it. Store the battery pack in a cool, dry place.
To use the battery pack up, leave the product in slide show playback mode until the power
goes off.
To prevent staining the terminal, short-circuiting, etc., be sure to use a plastic bag to keep
away from metal materials when carrying or storing the battery pack.
On battery life
The battery life is limited. If you use the same battery repeatedly, or use the same battery for
a long period, the battery capacity decreases gradually. If the available time of the battery is
shortened significantly, it is probably time to replace the battery pack with a new one.
The battery life varies according to how the battery pack is stored and the operating
conditions and environment in which each battery pack is used.
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Precautions
Charging the battery pack
The supplied AC Adaptor is dedicated to this product. Do not connect with other electronic
devices. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
Make sure to use a genuine Sony AC Adaptor.
If the product's Charge lamp flashes while charging, remove the battery pack being charged,
and then insert the same battery pack firmly back into the product. If the Charge lamp flashes
again, this may indicate a faulty battery or that a battery pack other than the specified type
has been inserted. Check that the battery pack is the specified type.
If the battery pack is the specified type, remove the battery pack, replace it with a new or
different one and check that the newly inserted battery is charging correctly. If the newly
inserted battery is charging correctly, the previously inserted battery may be faulty.
If the Charge lamp flashes even if the AC Adaptor is connected to the product and the wall
outlet (wall socket), this indicates that charging has stopped temporarily and is on standby.
Charging stops and enters standby status automatically when the temperature is outside of
the recommended operating temperature. When the temperature returns to the appropriate
range, charging resumes and the Charge lamp lights up again. We recommend charging the
battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F).
Even if the supplied AC Adaptor is used with the product when you shoot or play back
images, power is not supplied from the wall outlet (wall socket). If you use the AC-PW20 AC
Adaptor (sold separately), you will be able to shoot or play back images while power is
supplied from the wall outlet (wall socket).
If you use the AC-PW10AM AC Adaptor (sold separately), you will be able to shoot or play
back images while power is supplied from the wall outlet (wall socket).
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Precautions
Memory card
Memory card
Card Type Indications in Help Guide
Memory Stick PRO Duo media
(Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media/Memory Stick PRO Duo media/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
media)
SD card
(SD memory card/SDHC memory card/SDXC memory card)
Memory Stick PRO Duo media and SD cards up to 64 GB have been tested and proven to
operate with this product.
When recording movies, the following memory cards are recommended:
(Mark2) (Memory Stick PRO Duo media (Mark2))
(Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media (Mark2))
(Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media)
Class 4 SD card or faster
SD cards also support UHS-I standard.
Note
When you use a memory card with this product for the first time, it is recommended that you
format the card using the product 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 shoot and delete images for a long time, fragmentation of data in a file in
the memory card may occur, and movie recording may be interrupted in the middle of
shooting. If this happens, save your images to a computer or other storage location, then
execute [Format].
Memory card formatted with a computer is not guaranteed to operate with the product.
Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the memory card and the
equipment used.
We recommend backing up important data, such as to a hard disk of a computer.
Do not attach a label on the memory card itself nor on a memory card adaptor.
Do not touch the terminal section of the memory card with your hand or a metal object.
Do not strike, bend or drop the memory card.
Do not disassemble or modify the memory card.
Do not expose the memory card to water.
Do not leave the memory card within the reach of small children. They might accidentally
swallow it.
The memory card may be hot just after it has been used for a long time. Be careful when you
handle it.
Do not insert a memory card that does not fit the memory card slot. Doing so will cause a
malfunction.
Do not use or store the memory card under the following conditions:
High temperature locations such as in a car parked under the sun
Locations exposed to direct sunlight
Humid locations or locations with corrosive substances present
Images recorded on a Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media and SDXC memory card cannot be
imported to or played on computers or AV devices that are not compatible with exFAT when
connected using a micro USB cable. Make sure that the device is compatible with exFAT
before connecting it to the product. If you connect your product 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 Memory Stick
XC-HG Duo media and SDXC memory cards.)
Memory Stick media
The types of Memory Stick media that can be used with the product are as follows. However,
proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all Memory Stick media functions.
Memory Stick PRO Duo media: *1*2*3
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media: *1*2
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media: *1*2
*1 This
Memory Stick is equipped with MagicGate function. MagicGate is copyright protection
technology that uses encryption technology. Data recording/playback that requires MagicGate
functions cannot be performed with this product.
*2 High-speed
*3 When
data transfer using a parallel interface is supported.
recording movies, only media marked with Mark2 can be used.
Notes on using Memory Stick Micro media (sold
separately)
This product is compatible with Memory Stick Micro media (M2). M2 is an abbreviation for
Memory Stick Micro media.
To use a Memory Stick Micro media with this product, be sure to insert the Memory Stick
Micro media into an M2 Adaptor as large as Duo size. If you insert a Memory Stick Micro
media into the product without an M2 Adaptor as large as Duo size, you might not be able to
remove it from the product.
Do not leave the Memory Stick Micro media within the reach of small children. They might
accidentally swallow it.
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Cleaning this product
On cleaning
Cleaning the lens and flash
Wipe the lens and flash with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the lens
Do not use a cleaning solution containing organic solvents, such as thinner, or benzine.
When cleaning the lens surface, remove dust with a commercially available blower. In case
of dust that sticks to the surface, wipe it off with a soft cloth or tissue paper slightly moistened
with lens cleaning solution. Wipe in a spiral pattern from the center to the outside. Do not
spray lens cleaning solution directly onto the lens surface.
Cleaning the flash
Clean the flash surface before use. The heat of the flash emission may cause dirt on the flash
surface to start smoking or burning. Wipe the flash surface with a soft cloth to remove dirt or
dust, etc.
Cleaning the camera body
Do not touch the parts of the product inside the lens mount, such as a lens signal contact. To
clean inside the lens mount, use a commercially available blower* to blow any dust off.
*Do
not use a spray-type blower as doing so may cause a malfunction.
Cleaning the product surface
Clean the product 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 product to chemical products such as thinner, benzine, alcohol,
disposable cloths, insect repellent, sunscreen or insecticide.
Do not touch the product with any of the above on your hand.
Do not leave the product in contact with rubber or vinyl for a long time.
Cleaning the monitor
If oil from your hand or hand cream, etc., remain on the monitor, the original coating may
become easily removable. Wipe oil or hand cream off as soon as possible.
If you wipe the monitor firmly using tissue paper, etc., the coating may be scratched.
If the monitor becomes dirty with fingerprints or dust, gently remove the dust from the
surface, and then clean the monitor using soft cloth, etc.
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recordable time of movies
Number of recordable still images and
Number of still images
The number of still images may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the memory
card.
[
Image Size]: [L: 24M]
When [
Aspect Ratio] is set to [3:2]*
Standard
2GB: 330 images
4GB: 660 images
8GB: 1340 images
16GB: 2700 images
32GB: 5400 images
64GB: 10500 images
Fine
2GB: 200 images
4GB: 410 images
8GB: 820 images
16GB: 1650 images
32GB: 3300 images
64GB: 6600 images
RAW & JPEG
2GB: 54 images
4GB: 105 images
8GB: 220 images
16GB: 440 images
32GB: 880 images
64GB: 1750 images
RAW
2GB: 74 images
4GB: 145 images
8GB: 300 images
16GB: 600 images
32GB: 1200 images
64GB: 2400 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].)
Note
Even if the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 9,999, the “9999” indicator
appears.
When an image shot with other products is played back on this product, the image may not
appear in the actual image size.
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recordable time of movies
Number of recordable still images and
Recordable time of movies
The table below shows the approximate maximum recording times which can be recorded on
the memory card that is formatted with this product. These numbers are the total times of all
movie files on the memory card. The recordable time may vary depending on the shooting
conditions and the memory card.
(h (hour), m (minute))
60i 24M(FX)
50i 24M(FX)
2GB: 10 m
4GB: 20 m
8GB: 40 m
16GB: 1 h 30 m
32GB: 3 h
64GB: 6 h
60i 17M(FH)
50i 17M(FH)
2GB: 10 m
4GB: 30 m
8GB: 1 h
16GB: 2 h
32GB: 4 h 5 m
64GB: 8 h 15 m
60p 28M(PS)
50p 28M(PS)
2GB: 9 m
4GB: 15 m
8GB: 35 m
16GB: 1 h 15 m
32GB: 2 h 30 m
64GB: 5 h 5 m
24p 24M(FX)
25p 24M(FX)
2GB: 10 m
4GB: 20 m
8GB: 40 m
16GB: 1 h 30 m
32GB: 3 h
64GB: 6 h
24p 17M(FH)
25p 17M(FH)
2GB: 10 m
4GB: 30 m
8GB: 1 h
16GB: 2 h
32GB: 4 h
64GB: 8 h
1440×1080 12M
2GB: 20 m
4GB: 40 m
8GB: 1 h 20 m
16GB: 2 h 45 m
32GB: 5 h 30 m
64GB: 11 h
VGA 3M
2GB: 1 h 10 m
4GB: 2 h 25 m
8GB: 4 h 55 m
16GB: 10 h
32GB: 20 h
64GB: 40 h
Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes for each shooting (limited by
product specifications). For [MP4 12M] size movies, continuous shooting is possible for
approximately 20 minutes (limited by 2 GB file size).
Note
The recordable time of movies varies because the product 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.
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Using this product abroad
Plug adaptor
You can use the AC Adaptor (supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is
within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz.
Note
Do not use an electronic voltage transformer as doing so may cause a malfunction.
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Using this product abroad
On TV color systems
To view movies shot using this product on a television, the product and television must use the
same color television system. Check the TV color system for the country or region where you
are using the product.
NTSC system:
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica,
Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
PAL system:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, etc.
PAL-M system:
Brazil
PAL-N system:
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system:
Bulgaria, France, Greece, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
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Other information
Mount Adaptor
Using a Mount Adaptor (sold separately), you can attach an A-mount lens (sold separately) to
this product.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Mount Adaptor.
Note
You may not be able to use the Mount Adaptor with certain lenses. Consult your Sony dealer
or local authorized Sony service facility on compatible lenses.
You cannot use the AF illuminator when using an A-mount lens.
The sound of the lens and the product in operation may be recorded during movie recording.
You can turn the sound off by selecting MENU → [Camera Settings] → [Audio Recording] →
[Off].
It may take a long time or may be difficult for the product to focus, depending on the lens
used or the subject.
The light of the flash may be blocked by the lens attached.
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Other information
LA-EA1 Mount Adaptor
If you use the LA-EA1 Mount Adaptor (sold separately), the following functions are available.
Autofocus:
Available with SAM/SSM lens only*
AF system:
Contrast AF
AF/MF Select:
Can be changed using the operating switch on the lens.
Focus Mode:
Single-shot AF
*When
an A-mount lens is attached, the autofocus speed will be slower than when an E-mount lens is
attached. (Approximately two to seven seconds slower (for shooting based on the Sony measurement
conditions). This may vary depending on conditions such as subject and brightness during shooting.)
When using a Mount Adaptor, the Auto Focus does not work in movie mode.
When using a Mount Adaptor in movie mode, adjust the aperture manually.
Available focus area
When the LA-EA1 Mount Adaptor is mounted, the available focus areas are the same as for the
available settings of this camera.
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Other information
LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor
If you use the LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor (sold separately), the following functions are available.
Autofocus:
Available
AF system:
Phase Detection AF, which is controlled by the dedicated AF sensor inside the Mount Adaptor
AF/MF Select:
SAM lens:
Can be changed using the operating switch on the lens.
SSM lens:
Can be changed using the operating switch on the lens. When the switch on the lens is set to
AF, you can use MENU to change the focus method.
Other lenses:
Can be changed using MENU.
Focus Mode:
Available modes are as follows (Single-shot AF/Continuous AF)
Available focus area
Wide:
The product automatically selects a focus area from among 15 areas.
Center:
The product uses the focus area located in the center area exclusively.
Flexible Spot:
You can select a focus area from 15 areas using the control wheel.
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Other information
LA-EA3 Mount Adaptor
If you use the LA-EA3 Mount Adaptor (sold separately), the following functions are available.
Autofocus:
Available with SAM/SSM lens only*
AF system:
Contrast AF
AF/MF Select:
Can be changed using the operating switch on the lens.
Focus Mode:
Single-shot AF
*When
an A-mount lens is attached, the autofocus speed will be slower than when an E-mount lens is
attached. (Approximately two to seven seconds slower (for shooting based on the Sony measurement
conditions). This may vary depending on conditions such as subject and brightness during shooting.).
When using a Mount Adaptor, the Auto Focus does not work in movie mode.
When using a Mount Adaptor in movie mode, adjust the aperture manually.
Available focus area
When the LA-EA3 Mount Adaptor is mounted, the available focus areas are the same as for the
available settings of this camera.
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LA-EA4 Mount Adaptor
Other information
If you use the LA-EA4 Mount Adaptor (sold separately), the following functions are available.
Autofocus:
Available
AF system:
Phase Detection AF, which is controlled by the dedicated AF sensor inside the Mount Adaptor
AF/MF Select:
SAM lens:
Can be changed using the operating switch on the lens.
SSM lens:
Can be changed using the operating switch on the lens. When the switch on the lens is set to
AF, you can use MENU to change the focus method.
Other lenses:
Can be changed using MENU.
Focus Mode:
Available modes are as follows
(Single-shot AF/Continuous AF/Automatic AF)
Available focus area
Wide:
The product automatically selects a focus area from among 15 areas.
Center:
The product uses the focus area located in the center area exclusively.
Flexible Spot:
You can select a focus area from 15 areas using the control wheel.
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Other information
AVCHD format
The AVCHD format was developed for high-definition digital video cameras when recording an
HD (High-Definition) signal using high-efficiency compression coding technology. The MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 format is used to compress video data, and the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM system
is used to compress audio data.
The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is capable of compressing images at higher efficiency than
that of the conventional image compressing format.
As the AVCHD format uses compression coding technology, the picture may be unstable in
scenes where the screen, angle of view, or brightness, etc. change drastically, but this is not
a malfunction.
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Other information
License
Notes on the License
This product comes with software that are used based on licensing agreements with the owners
of that software. Based on requests by the owners of copyright of these software applications,
we have an obligation to inform you of the following. Please read the following sections.
Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal memory of your product. Establish a Mass
Storage connection between the product and a computer to read licenses in the “PMHOME” “LICENSE” folder.
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE
PERSONAL USE OF A CONSUMER OR OTHER USES IN WHICH IT DOES NOT RECEIVE
REMUNERATION TO
(i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”)
AND/OR
(ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A
PERSONAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO
PROVIDE AVC VIDEO.
NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE
HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM
On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software
The software that is eligible for the following GNU General Public License (hereinafter referred
to as “GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public License (hereinafter referred to as “LGPL”) are
included in the product.
This informs you that you have a right to have access to, modify, and redistribute source code
for these software programs under the conditions of the supplied GPL/LGPL.
Source code is provided on the web.
Use the following URL to download it.
http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/
We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.
Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal memory of your product. Establish a Mass
Storage connection between the product and a computer to read licenses in the “PMHOME” “LICENSE” folder.
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Trademarks
Trademarks
The following marks are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation.
,
, Memory Stick,
, Memory Stick PRO,
, Memory Stick Duo,
,
Memory Stick PRO Duo,
, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,
, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo,
,
Memory Stick Micro,
, MagicGate, PhotoTV HD, InfoLITHIUM,
PlayMemories Online, PlayMemories Online logo, PlayMemories Home, PlayMemories
Home logo, PlayMemories Mobile, PlayMemories Mobile logo
PlayMemories Camera Apps, PlayMemories Camera Apps logo
Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Interface Shoe logo
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.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Microsoft, Windows, DirectX and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iOS is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems Inc.
iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi logo, Wi-Fi PROTECTED SET-UP are registered trademarks or 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 countries.
DLNA and DLNA CERTIFIED are trademarks of Digital Living Network Alliance.
"
" and "PlayStation" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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.
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 specified in all cases in this manual.
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If you have problems
If you have problems
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with the product, try the following solutions.
1. Check the items under “Troubleshooting”, then check the product.
2. Remove the battery pack, wait for about one minute, re-insert the battery pack, then turn
on the power.
3. Initialize the settings.
4. Consult your dealer or local authorized service facility. Additional information on this
product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support
Website.
http://www.sony.net/
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Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
You cannot insert the battery pack into the product.
Make sure the direction of the battery pack is correct, and insert it until the lock lever is
locked.
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Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
You cannot turn on the product.
After inserting the battery pack into the product, it may take a few moments for the product to
power up.
Make sure that the battery pack is inserted correctly.
The battery pack will discharge by itself even if you do not use it. Charge the battery pack
before use.
Make sure that the battery is NP-FW50.
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Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
The power turns off suddenly.
Depending on the product and battery pack temperature, the product may turn off
automatically to protect itself. In this case, a message is displayed on the product screen
before the product turns off.
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Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
The remaining battery level indicator shows an incorrect
level.
This phenomenon occurs when you use the product in an extremely hot or cold location.
Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time
between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.
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Battery pack and power
The charge lamp on the product flashes when charging
the battery pack.
This phenomenon occurs when you charge the battery pack in an extremely hot or cold
location. The optimum temperature for charging the battery pack is between 10 °C and 30 °C
(50 °F and 86 °F).
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Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
The battery pack has not been charged even if the charge
lamp on the product has turned off.
Make sure that the battery is NP-FW50.
Batteries which have not been used for more than a year may have deteriorated.
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Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
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, check if the power of the product is turned off, then remove the
battery pack and re-insert the same battery pack securely, or disconnect and reconnect the
USB cable.
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Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
The monitor does not turn on even when the product is
turned on.
[FINDER/MONITOR] is set to [Viewfinder]. Set [FINDER/MONITOR] to [Auto].
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Troubleshooting
You cannot record images.
Shooting still images/movies
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 record 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.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
Recording takes a long time.
The noise reduction function is processing an image. This is not a malfunction.
You are shooting in RAW mode. Since RAW data files are large, RAW mode shooting may
take time.
The [Auto HDR] function is processing an image.
The product is compiling images.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The image is out of focus.
The subject is too close. Check the minimum focal distance of the lens.
Ambient light is insufficient.
The subject you are shooting is not suitable for auto-focusing. Shoot in manual focus mode.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
Zoom does not work.
You cannot use zoom functions during Sweep Panorama shooting.
You can use only the optical zoom in the following situations:
When using Smile Shutter function.
[
Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG].
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The flash does not work.
Raise the flash.
You cannot use a flash in the following situations:
[Anti Motion Blur], [Night Scene] or [Hand-held Twilight] in Scene Selection is selected.
During Sweep Panorama shooting.
During movie recording.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
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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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The recording date and time are not displayed on the
screen.
While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during
playback.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The date and time are recorded incorrectly.
Set the correct date and time.
The area selected using [Area Setting] differs from the actual area. Select the actual area.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The aperture value and/or shutter speed and/or metering
indicator flashes.
The subject is too bright or too dark to shoot using the current aperture value and/or shutter
speed settings. Readjust the settings.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The image colors are not correct.
Adjust [White Balance].
[Picture Effect] is set. Set [Picture Effect] to [Off].
To reset settings to default, perform [Setting Reset].
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
Noise appears in the image when you view the screen in a
dark place.
The product is attempting to increase the visibility of the screen by temporarily brightening
the monitor under conditions of low illumination. There is no effect on the recorded image.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The eyes of the subject come out red.
Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On].
Shoot the subject at a distance closer than the flash range using the flash.
Light the room and shoot the subject.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
Dots appear and remain on the screen.
This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
You cannot shoot images continuously.
The memory card is full. Delete unnecessary images.
The battery level is low. Insert a charged battery pack.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The image is not clear in the viewfinder.
Adjust the diopter scale properly using the diopter-adjustment dial.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The image is whitish (Flare)./Blurring of light appears on
the image (Ghosting).
When pointing the lens toward the strong light source, excessive light enters the lens and
the image may come out white (flare) or extraneous light (ghost images) may appear on the
image, but this is not a malfunction.
When using the zoom lens, attach the lens hood.
Also, set up the composition so that you shoot images while avoiding backlit condition.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
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 in
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 [Shading
Comp.].
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The image is blurred.
Activate the SteadyShot function by pressing the shutter button halfway down and then shoot
images.
The picture was taken in a dark location without the flash, resulting in product-shake. The
use of a tripod or the flash is recommended. [Hand-held Twilight] and [Anti Motion Blur] in
[Scene Selection] are also effective in reducing blur.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The LCD screen darkens after a short period of time
passed.
If you do not operate the product for a certain period of time, the product switches to the
power-save mode. The product exits power-save mode when you perform operations such
as pressing the shutter button halfway.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
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
camera.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting still images/movies
The control dial or control wheel does not work.
[Dial / Wheel Lock] is on. Hold down the Fn button until the lock is released, or set the [Dial /
Wheel Lock] to [Unlock].
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Troubleshooting
Viewing images
Images cannot be played back.
Make sure that the memory card is fully inserted into the product.
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 this product, playback on this product is not guaranteed.
The product is in USB mode. Disconnect the product from the computer.
Use PlayMemories Home to play back on this product images that are stored on your
computer.
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Troubleshooting
Viewing images
The date and time are not displayed.
The screen display is set to display images only. Press DISP (Display Setting) on the control
wheel to display the information.
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Troubleshooting
Viewing images
The image cannot be deleted.
Cancel the protection.
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Troubleshooting
Viewing images
The image was deleted by mistake.
Once you have deleted an image, you cannot restore it. We recommend that you protect
images that you do not want to delete.
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Troubleshooting
Viewing images
A DPOF mark cannot be put.
You cannot place DPOF marks on RAW images.
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Troubleshooting
Wi-Fi
You cannot find the wireless access point to be connected.
Wireless access points may not be displayed on the product due to signal conditions. Place
the product closer to the wireless access point.
Wireless access points may not be displayed on the product depending on the access point
settings. Refer to the instruction manual of the wireless access point.
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Troubleshooting
Wi-Fi
[WPS Push] does not work.
[WPS Push] may not work depending on the access point settings. Check the SSID and
password of the wireless access point, and perform [Access Point Set.].
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Troubleshooting
Wi-Fi
[Send to Computer] is canceled halfway.
When the battery remaining level is low, [Send to Computer] may be canceled halfway.
Charge the battery pack and try again.
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Troubleshooting
Wi-Fi
You cannot send movies to a smartphone.
You cannot send AVCHD movies to a smartphone. Set [
movies.
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Troubleshooting
File Format] to [MP4] to record
Wi-Fi
[Smart Remote Embedded] or [Send to Smartphone] is
canceled halfway.
When the remaining battery level is low, [Smart Remote Embedded] or [Send to
Smartphone] may be canceled halfway. Charge the battery pack and try again.
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Troubleshooting
Wi-Fi
The shooting screen for [Smart Remote Embedded] is not
displayed smoothly./The connection between this product
and the smartphone is disconnected.
Data communication between this product and the smartphone may fail due to signal
conditions. Place this product closer to the smartphone.
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Troubleshooting
Wi-Fi
You cannot use One-Touch connection (NFC).
Place the
(N mark) on the smartphone and the
(N mark) on the product as close
together as possible. If there is no response, move the smartphone a few millimeters or
move the smartphone away from this product, wait more than 10 seconds, and then touch
them together again.
[Airplane Mode] is set to [On]. Set [Airplane Mode] to [Off].
Check whether the NFC function is activated on your smartphone. For details, refer to the
instruction manual of the smartphone.
Do not place any metal objects other than a smartphone near the
(N mark).
Do not contact two or more smartphones to this product at the same time.
If another NFC-based application is running on your smartphone, terminate that application.
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Troubleshooting
Computers
The computer does not recognize this product.
Set [USB Connection] to [Mass Storage].
Use the micro USB cable (supplied) to connect the devices.
Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it again firmly.
Disconnect all equipment other than this product, the keyboard and the mouse from the USB
terminals of your computer.
Connect this product directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other
device.
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Troubleshooting
Computers
You cannot import images.
Connect this product and your computer correctly making a USB connection.
When you shoot images with a memory card formatted by a computer, you may not be able
to import the images to a computer. Shoot using a memory card formatted by this product.
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Troubleshooting
Computers
The image and sound are interrupted by noise when
viewing a movie on a computer.
You are playing back the movie directly from the memory card. Import the movie to your
computer using PlayMemories Home and play it back.
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Troubleshooting
Computers
Images exported from a computer cannot be viewed on
this product.
Use PlayMemories Home to copy images that are stored on a computer onto a memory card
inserted into this product and view them on this product.
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Troubleshooting
Memory cards
Formatted the memory card by mistake.
All the data on the memory card is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore the data.
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Troubleshooting
Printing
You cannot print images.
RAW images cannot be printed. To print RAW images, first convert them to JPEG images
using “Image Data Converter.”
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Troubleshooting
Printing
The color of the image is strange.
When you print the images recorded in Adobe RGB mode using sRGB printers that are not
compatible with Adobe RGB (DCF2.0/Exif2.21), the images are printed at a lower saturation.
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Troubleshooting
Printing
Images are printed with both edges cut off.
Depending on your printer, the left, right, top, and bottom edges of the image may be cut off.
Especially when you print an image shot with [
Aspect Ratio] set to [16:9], the lateral end
of the image may be cut off.
When printing images using your printer, cancel the trimming or borderless settings of the
printer. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these functions or
not.
When you print images at a shop, ask the shop whether they can print the images without
cutting off both edges.
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Troubleshooting
Printing
You cannot print images with the date.
If you want to print images with the date, use [Print Setting] under [Specify Printing].
You can print images with the date superimposed if the printer or the software can recognize
Exif information. For compatibility with Exif information, consult the manufacturer of the
printer or the software.
Using PlayMemories Home, you can print images with the date without recording the date.
When you print images at a shop, images can be printed with the date if you ask them to do
so.
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Troubleshooting
Others
The lens gets fogged.
Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the product and leave it for about an hour
before using it.
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Troubleshooting
Others
The product becomes warm when you use it for a long
time.
This is not a malfunction. Turn off the product and do not use it for a while.
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Troubleshooting
Others
The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the
product.
Set the date and time again.
The internal rechargeable backup battery has discharged. Insert a charged battery, and set
aside for 24 hours or more with the power left off.
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Troubleshooting
Others
The number of recordable images does not decrease, or
decreases two images at a time.
This is because the compression rate and the image size after compression change
depending on the image when you shoot a JPEG image.
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Troubleshooting
Others
The product does not work properly.
Turn off the product. Remove the battery pack and insert it again. If the product is hot,
remove the battery pack, and allow it to cool down before trying this corrective procedure.
If an AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold separately) is used, disconnect the power cord. Connect
the power cord and turn on the product again. If the product repeats the same error often or
still does not work after trying these solutions, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility.
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Troubleshooting
Others
“--E-” appears on the screen.
Remove the memory card, and insert it again. If the problem persists even after performing
this procedure, format the memory card.
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Messages
Messages
Warning messages
Set Area/Date/Time.
Set the area, date and time. If you have not used the product for a long time, charge the
internal rechargeable backup battery.
Unable to use memory card. Format?
The memory card was formatted on a computer and the file format was modified. Select
[Enter], and then format the memory card. You can use the memory card again, however, all
previous data in the memory card is erased. It may take some time to complete the format. If
the message still appears, change the memory card.
Memory Card Error
An incompatible memory card is inserted.
Formatting has failed. Format the memory card again.
Unable to read memory card. Reinsert memory card.
An incompatible memory card is inserted.
The memory card is damaged.
The terminal section of the memory card is dirty.
This memory card may not be capable of recording and playing normally.
An incompatible memory card is inserted.
Processing...
When performing noise reduction, the reduction process takes place. You cannot do any
further shooting during this reduction process.
Unable to display.
Images recorded with other products or images modified with a computer may not be
displayed.
Cannot recognize lens. Attach it properly.
The lens is not attached properly, or the lens is not attached. If the message appears when a
lens is attached, reattach the lens. If the message appears frequently, check whether the
contacts of the lens and product are clean or not.
When attaching the product to an astronomical telescope or something similar, set [Release
w/o Lens] to [Enable].
The SteadyShot function does not work. You can continue to shoot but the SteadyShot
function will not work. Turn the product off and on again. If this icon does not disappear,
consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
The retractable lens with power zoom is retracted. Turn off the product and eject the battery
pack, then reinsert the battery pack.
Unable to print.
You tried to mark RAW images with a DPOF mark.
Internal temp. high. Allow it to cool.
The product has become hot because you have been shooting continuously. Turn the power
off. Cool the product and wait until the product is ready to shoot again.
You have been recording images for a long time, the product temperature has risen. Stop
recording images until the product cools.
Recording is unavailable in this movie format.
Set [
File Format] to [MP4].
The number of images exceeds that for which date management in a database file by the
product is possible.
Unable to register to the database file. Import all the images to a computer and recover the
memory card.
Image DataBase File error
There is something wrong in the Image Database File. Select [Setup] → [Recover Image
DB].
System Error
Camera Error. Turn power off then on.
Remove the battery pack, and then re-insert it. If the message appears frequently, consult
your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Unable to magnify.
Unable to rotate image.
Images recorded with other products may not be enlarged or rotated.
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Situations this product has difficulty handling
product has difficulty handling
Situations this
Situations this product has difficulty handling
The product cannot take full advantage of some features under certain circumstances.
When shooting under the following conditions, either recompose the shot or change the
shooting mode, then shoot the images again.
Low light conditions
Sweep Panorama
Lock-on AF
Overly bright conditions
Lock-on AF
Varying levels of brightness
Lock-on AF
Flickering lights
Sweep Panorama
Subjects too close to the product
Sweep Panorama
Large moving subjects or subjects that move too quickly
Superior Auto
Sweep Panorama
Auto HDR
Lock-on AF
Subjects too small or too large
Sweep Panorama
Lock-on AF
Scenes with little contrast, such as the sky or a sandy beach
Sweep Panorama
Superior Auto
AF drive speed
AF Track Duration
Scenes changing constantly, such as a waterfall
Sweep Panorama
Superior Auto
AF drive speed
AF Track Duration
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