Sony SLT-A58, SLT-A58K, α 58, SLT-A58M, SLT-A58Y User manual

Sony SLT-A58, SLT-A58K, α 58, SLT-A58M, SLT-A58Y User manual
4-459-708-12(1)
Interchangeable Lens
Digital Camera
Preparing the camera
Shooting and viewing
images
Instruction Manual
A-mount
Shooting images to suit
your subject
Using the shooting
functions
Using the playback
functions
Function list
Viewing images on a
computer
Others
Index
SLT-A58
English
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located
on the bottom. Record the serial number in
the space provided below. Refer to these
numbers whenever you call your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. SLT-A58
Serial No.
WARNING
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
-SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER
TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK,
CAREFULLY FOLLOW
THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
If the shape of the plug does not fit the
power outlet, use an attachment plug
adaptor of the proper configuration for the
power outlet.
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CAUTION
Battery pack
If the battery pack is mishandled, the
battery pack can burst, cause a fire or even
chemical burns. Observe the following
cautions.
• Do not disassemble.
• Do not crush and do not expose the
battery pack to any shock or force such as
hammering, dropping or stepping on it.
• Do not short circuit and do not allow
metal objects to come into contact with
the battery terminals.
• Do not expose to high temperature above
60°C (140°F) such as in direct sunlight or
in a car parked in the sun.
• Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire.
• Do not handle damaged or leaking
lithium ion batteries.
• Be sure to charge the battery pack using a
genuine Sony battery charger or a device
that can charge the battery pack.
• Keep the battery pack out of the reach of
small children.
• Keep the battery pack dry.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent
type recommended by Sony.
• Dispose of used battery packs promptly
as described in the instructions.
Battery charger
Even if the CHARGE lamp is not lit, the
battery charger is not disconnected from the
AC power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet (wall socket).
If some trouble occurs while using the
battery charger, immediately shut off the
power by disconnecting the plug from the
wall outlet (wall socket).
For Customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION
BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries
are recyclable.
You can help preserve
our environment by
returning your used
rechargeable batteries
to the collection and
recycling location
nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling
of rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit
http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or
leaking Lithium-Ion batteries.
Battery pack and lens (if lens
supplied)
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
For Customers in the U.S.A.
UL is an internationally recognized safety
organization.
The UL Mark on the product means it has
been UL Listed.
If you have any questions about this
product, you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669).
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: SLT-A58
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics
Inc.
Address:
16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA
92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.:
858-942-2230
This device complies with Part15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
CAN ICES-3 B/NMB-3 B
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
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Note:
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
– Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used
with the equipment in order to comply with
the limits for a digital device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
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For Customers in Europe
Notice for the customers in the
countries applying EU Directives
This product has been manufactured by or
on behalf of Sony Corporation, 1-7-1
Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan.
Inquiries related to product compliance
based on European Union legislation shall
be addressed to the authorized
representative, Sony Deutschland GmbH,
Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart,
Germany. For any service or guarantee
matters, please refer to the addresses
provided in the separate service or
guarantee documents.
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits set out in the
EMC regulation for using connection
cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this unit.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism
causes data transfer to discontinue midway
(fail), restart the application or disconnect
and connect the communication cable
(USB, etc.) again.
Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment (Applicable in
the European Union and other
European countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the
product or on its packaging
indicates that this product
shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it
shall be handed over to the
applicable collection point
for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By
ensuring this product is disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment
and human health, which could otherwise
be caused by inappropriate waste handling
of this product. The recycling of materials
will help to conserve natural resources. For
more detailed information about recycling
of this product, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the battery
or on the packaging
indicates that the battery
provided with this product
shall not be treated as
household waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might be
used in combination with a chemical
symbol. The chemical symbols for mercury
(Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the battery
contains more than 0.0005% mercury or
0.004% lead.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potentially
negative consequences for the environment
and human health which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of
the battery. The recycling of the materials
will help to conserve natural resources.
In case of products that for safety,
performance or data integrity reasons
require a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery should be
replaced by qualified service staff only. To
ensure that the battery will be treated
properly, hand over the product at end-oflife to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the
section on how to remove the battery from
the product safely.
Hand the battery over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of waste
batteries.
For more detailed information about
recycling of this product or battery, please
contact your local Civic Office, your
household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
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Notice for customers in the
United Kingdom
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363
is fitted to this equipment for your safety
and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to
be replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the
supplied one and approved by ASTA or
BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked with an
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has
a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach
the fuse cover after you change the fuse.
Never use the plug without the fuse cover.
If you should lose the fuse cover, please
contact your nearest Sony service station.
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Table of Contents
Notes on using your camera ............................................ 10
Preparing the camera
Checking the supplied items ............................................ 12
Identifying parts .............................................................. 13
Front ........................................................................... 13
Back ............................................................................ 14
Top ............................................................................. 15
Sides/Bottom .............................................................. 16
Lens ............................................................................ 18
Charging the battery pack ................................................ 19
Inserting the battery pack/memory card (sold separately)
..................................................................................... 21
Memory cards that you can use .................................. 23
Attaching a lens ............................................................... 24
Turning on the camera and setting the clock ................... 27
Before shooting ............................................................... 29
Adjusting the viewfinder’s visual acuity (diopter
adjustment)......................................................... 29
Holding the camera properly ...................................... 29
Shooting and viewing images
Shooting still images ....................................................... 30
Recording movies ............................................................ 32
Playing back images ........................................................ 33
Deleting images (Delete) ................................................. 34
Shooting images to suit your subject
Adjusting the angle of the LCD screen ........................... 35
Selecting a shooting mode ............................................... 36
Superior Auto .................................................. 37
Scene Selection .................................................. 38
Sweep Panorama ................................................ 39
Tele-zoom Cont. Priority AE ............................. 40
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Using the shooting functions
Using the flash ................................................................. 41
Adjusting the image brightness ....................................... 43
Selecting the drive mode .................................... 45
Switching the recording information display (DISP) ...... 46
Setting image size ............................................................ 47
Image Size .................................................................. 47
Panorama: Size ........................................................... 47
Using the playback functions
Enlarging images ............................................................. 48
Switching to the image list display .................................. 49
Viewing images on a TV screen ...................................... 50
Function list
Functions that can be operated using the buttons/switch
..................................................................................... 51
Selecting a function using the Fn (Function) button ....... 52
Functions that can be selected using the Fn (Function)
button ........................................................................53
Functions selected using the MENU button .................... 55
Using the guide function of the camera ........................... 62
In-Camera Guide ........................................................ 62
Shooting Tips ............................................................. 62
Viewing images on a computer
What you can do with software ....................................... 64
What you can do with “PlayMemories Home” .......... 64
What you can do with “Image Data Converter” ........ 65
Installing the software ..................................................... 66
Installing “PlayMemories Home” .............................. 66
Viewing “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” ............ 66
Installing “Image Data Converter” ............................. 67
Viewing “Image Data Converter Guide” ................... 67
Installing “Remote Camera Control” ......................... 68
Selecting the method for creating a movie disc ............... 69
Creating a disc using a computer ............................... 70
Creating a disc with a device other than a computer
............................................................................ 70
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Others
List of screen icons .......................................................... 71
Functions available for each shooting mode ................... 74
Flash modes available ..................................................... 75
Learning more about the camera (α Handbook) ............. 76
Checking the number of recordable images/
recording time ............................................................ 77
Specifications .................................................................. 81
Index ............................................................................... 90
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Notes on using your camera
Shooting procedure
This camera has 2 modes for monitoring
subjects: an LCD screen mode using the
LCD screen, and a viewfinder mode using
the viewfinder.
Notes on the functions available with
the camera
To check whether it is a 1080 60icompatible device or 1080 50i-compatible
device, check for the following marks on
the bottom of the camera.
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
No compensation for recorded
content
The recorded content cannot be
compensated for if recording or playback is
not possible due to a malfunction of your
camera or memory card, etc.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the risk of data loss, always copy
(back up) data to other media.
Notes on the LCD screen, electronic
viewfinder, lens, and image sensor
• The LCD screen and electronic
viewfinder are manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology, so
over 99.99% of the pixels are operational
for effective use. However, there may be
some tiny black points and/or bright
points (white, red, blue or green in color)
that constantly appear on the LCD screen
and electronic viewfinder. These points
are normal in the manufacturing process
and do not affect the images in any way.
• Do not hold the camera by the LCD
screen.
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• Do not expose the camera to sunlight or
shoot toward the sun for extended
periods of time. The internal mechanism
may be damaged. If reflected sunlight is
focused on a nearby object, it may cause
a fire.
• There is a magnet on the back and around
the rotating shaft of the hinge of the LCD
screen. Do not bring anything that is
easily affected by a magnet, such as
floppy disks or credit cards, near the
LCD screen.
• Images may trail across on the screen in
cold locations. This is not a malfunction.
When turning on the camera in a cold
location, the screen may become
temporarily dark. When the camera
warms up, the screen will function
normally.
• The recorded image may differ from the
image you monitor before recording.
Notes on recording over extended
periods of time
• When you continue to shoot for a long
time, the temperature of the camera rises.
If the temperature reaches a certain level,
the
icon appears on the screen and the
camera turns off automatically. If the
power is turned off, leave the camera for
10 minutes or longer to allow the
temperature inside the camera to
decrease to a safe level.
• Under high ambient temperatures, the
temperature of the camera rises quickly.
• When the temperature of the camera
rises, the image quality may deteriorate.
We recommend that you wait until the
temperature of the camera drops before
continuing to shoot.
• The surface of the camera may grow
warm. This is not a malfunction.
Notes on using your camera
Notes on importing AVCHD movies to
a computer
On the data specifications described
in this manual
When importing AVCHD movies to a
computer, for Windows computers, use the
“PlayMemories Home” software.
The data on performance and specifications
are defined under the following conditions,
except as described in this manual: at an
ordinary ambient temperature of 25ºC
(77°F), and using a battery pack that has
been fully charged for about an hour after
the charge lamp has turned off.
Notes on playing movies on other
devices
• This camera uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
High Profile for AVCHD format
recording. Movies recorded in AVCHD
format on this camera cannot be played
using the following devices.
– Other devices compatible with
AVCHD format that do not support
High Profile
– Devices incompatible with the
AVCHD format
This camera also uses MPEG-4 AVC/
H.264 Main Profile for MP4 format
recording. For this reason, movies
recorded in MP4 format on this camera
cannot be played on devices other than
those that support MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
• Discs recorded in HD image quality
(high definition) 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.
Model name
This manual covers several models
supplied with different lenses.
The model name varies depending on the
supplied lens. The available model varies
depending on the country/region.
Model name
Lens
SLT-A58K
DT18-55mm
SLT-A58M
DT18-135mm
SLT-A58Y
DT18-55mm and
DT55-200mm
Warning on copyright
Television programs, films, videotapes, and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials
may be contrary to the provisions of
copyright laws.
The pictures used in this manual
The photographs used as examples of
pictures in this manual are reproduced
images, and are not actual images shot
using this camera.
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Preparing the camera
Checking the supplied items
First check the model name of your camera (page 11). The accessories
supplied differ depending on the model.
The number in parentheses indicates the quantity.
Supplied with all models
• Camera (1)
• Battery charger BC-VM10A (1)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)* (not
supplied in the U.S.A. and
Canada)
• Body cap (1) (Attached to the
camera)
• Eyepiece cup (1) (Attached to the
camera)
• Instruction Manual (This manual)
(1)
SLT-A58K
• DT18-55mm zoom lens (1)/Front
lens cap (1)/Packaging lid (1)
* Multiple power cords may be supplied
with your camera. Use the appropriate
one that matches your country/region.
• Rechargeable battery pack NPFM500H (1)
SLT-A58M
• DT18-135mm zoom lens (1)/
Front lens cap (1)/Rear lens cap
(1)/Lens hood (1)
SLT-A58Y
• Micro USB cable (1)
• Shoulder strap (1)
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• DT18-55mm zoom lens (1)/Front
lens cap (1)/Packaging lid (1)
• DT55-200mm zoom lens (1)/
Front lens cap (1)/Rear lens cap
(1)/Lens hood (1)
Identifying parts
See the pages in parentheses for details on operation for the parts.
Front
Preparing the camera
A Shutter button (30)
J Microphone**
B Power switch (27)
K Mode dial (36)
C Control dial (33, 36)
L
D Self-timer lamp (45)
M Mounting index (24)
E Lens contacts*
N Lens release button (25)
F Mirror*
O Focus mode switch (51)
• This mirror is made of a
transmissive film. Do not touch
the mirror. Doing so may soil or
deform the mirror, and the
image quality and camera
performance may deteriorate.
G Preview button (51)/Focus
(Flash pop-up) button (41)
* Do not directly touch these
parts.
** Do not cover this part
during movie recording.
Doing so may cause noise
or lower the volume.
Magnifier button (51)
H Mount
I Built-in flash* (41)
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Identifying parts
Back
A Eyepiece sensors
G Control button
v/V/b/B/DISP (Display
Contents) (46)/WB (White
Balance) (54)/
(Drive
Mode) (45)/
(Picture Effect)
(54)
B Viewfinder*
• When you look into the
viewfinder, viewfinder mode is
activated, and when you move
your face away from the
viewfinder, viewing mode
returns to LCD screen mode.
H Control button (Enter)/AF
button (53)/Lock-on AF button
(53)
C Diopter-adjustment dial (29)
D LCD screen (71)
I
(In-Camera Guide) button
(62)
For viewing: (Delete) button
(34)
J
(Playback) button (33)
E Eyepiece cup
F For shooting: Fn (Function)
button (52, 53)
For viewing:
(Image
rotation) button (51)
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* Do not directly touch this
part.
Identifying parts
Top
1)
For details on compatible accessories
for the Multi interface shoe, visit the
Sony web site, or consult a Sony
dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility in your area.
Accessories for the Accessory Shoe
can also be used. Operation with other
manufactures’ accessories is not
guaranteed.
2)
Accessories for the Auto-lock
Accessory Shoe can also be attached
using the Shoe Adaptor (sold
separately).
B MENU button (55)
C
Image sensor position
mark
D FINDER/LCD button (51)
E ZOOM button (51)
F ISO button (51)
Preparing the camera
A Multi interface shoe1)2)
G For shooting:
(Exposure)
button (43)/AV (Aperture
value) button (51)
For viewing:
(Zoom in)
button (48)
H For shooting: AEL (AE lock)
button (51)
For viewing:
button (48)/
button (49)
(Zoom out)
(Image index)
I MOVIE button (32)
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Identifying parts
Sides/Bottom
A Hooks for shoulder strap
• Attach both ends of the strap to
the camera.
D m (Microphone) jack
• When an external microphone
is connected, the internal
microphone is automatically
turned off. If the external
microphone is a plug-in-power
type, the power of the
microphone is supplied by the
camera.
E HDMI micro jack (50)
F Multi/Micro USB Terminal
(66)
B Speaker
C DC IN terminal
• When connecting the ACPW10AM AC Adaptor (sold
separately) to the camera, turn
the camera off, then plug the
connector of the AC Adaptor
into the DC IN terminal on the
camera.
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• Supports Micro USB
compatible device.
Identifying parts
H Battery cover (21)
I Tripod receptacle
Preparing the camera
G Battery insertion slot (21)
• Use a tripod with a screw length
of less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch).
You will be unable to firmly
secure the camera to tripods
with a screw length of 5.5 mm
(7/32 inch) or longer, and
attempting to do so may
damage the camera.
J Access lamp (22)
K Memory card insertion slot (21)
L Memory card cover (21)
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Identifying parts
Lens
DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
(Supplied with the SLT-A58K/
A58Y)
A Focusing ring
B Zoom ring
C Focal-length scale
D Focal-length index
E Lens contacts
F Focusing mode switch
G Mounting index
H Lens hood index
DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM
(Supplied with the SLT-A58Y)
DT 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
(Supplied with the SLT-A58M)
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I Zoom lock switch
• The DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
II/DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM/
DT 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM are
designed for Sony A-mount
cameras (models equipped with
an APS-C sized image sensor).
You cannot use these lenses on
35mm-format cameras.
• For lenses other than DT 1855mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II/DT 55200mm F4-5.6 SAM/DT 18135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM, refer to
the operating instructions
supplied with the lens.
Charging the battery pack
1
Insert the battery pack into
the battery charger.
Push the battery pack in until it clicks.
Preparing the camera
When using the camera for the first time, be sure to charge the NPFM500H “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (supplied).
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack can be charged even when it has not
been fully depleted. The battery pack can also be used when it has not been
fully charged.
The charged battery pack is discharged little by little, even when you do not
use it. To avoid missing an opportunity to shoot, charge the battery pack
again before you shoot.
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Charging the battery pack
2
Connect the battery charger
to a wall outlet (wall socket).
For the U.S.A. and Canada
Plug
Light on: Charging
Light off: Charge completed
Charging time
About 175 minutes
CHARGE lamp
• When charging a fully depleted
battery pack at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F).
• The CHARGE lamp turns off when
For countries/regions other than the
charging is completed.
U.S.A. and Canada
CHARGE lamp
To a wall outlet
(wall socket)
Notes
• The charging time differs depending on the remaining capacity of the battery pack or
charging conditions.
• We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between
10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F). You may not be able to efficiently charge the battery
pack outside of this temperature range.
• Connect the battery charger to the nearest wall outlet (wall socket).
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Inserting the battery pack/memory
card (sold separately)
Open the battery cover by
sliding the lever.
2
Insert the battery pack
completely, using the tip of
the battery to press the lock
lever.
Preparing the camera
1
Lock lever
3
Close the cover.
4
Slide and open the memory
card cover.
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Inserting the battery pack/memory card (sold separately)
5
Insert a memory card.
• With the notched corner facing in the
direction shown, insert the memory
card until it clicks into place.
Ensure that the notched corner faces
the correct direction.
6
Close the cover.
To remove the battery pack
Turn off the camera and check that the
vibration of the camera has stopped and
that both the LCD screen and access lamp
(page 17) are turned off. Then, slide the
lock lever in the direction of the arrow to
remove the battery pack. Be careful not to
drop the battery pack.
Lock lever
To remove the memory card
Make sure that the access lamp is not lit, then open the cover and push the
memory card once.
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Inserting the battery pack/memory card (sold separately)
To check the remaining battery level
The supplied battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that can exchange
information related to operating conditions with your camera. The
remaining battery time in percent figures is displayed according to the
operating conditions of your camera.
“Battery
exhausted.”
Battery level
Low
You cannot shoot
any more pictures.
Memory cards that you can use
The following memory cards are compatible with this camera. However, all
memory cards are not guaranteed to work with this camera.
Types of memory card
Memory Stick PRO Duo
Still
images
Movies
In this manual
(Mark2)
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
Preparing the camera
High
Memory Stick
PRO Duo
Memory Stick
XC Duo
SD memory card
(Class 4 or faster)
SDHC memory card
(Class 4 or faster)
SDXC memory card
(Class 4 or faster)
SD card
Notes
• Images recorded on a “Memory Stick XC-HG Duo” media or an SDXC memory
card cannot be imported to or played on computers or AV devices that are not
compatible with exFAT. Make sure that the device is compatible with exFAT before
connecting it to the camera. If you connect your camera to an incompatible device,
you may be prompted to format the card. Never format the card in response to this
prompt, as doing so will erase all data on the card. (exFAT is the file system used on
“Memory Stick XC-HG Duo” media or SDXC memory cards.)
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Attaching a lens
1
Remove the body cap from
the camera and the
packaging lid from the rear
of the lens.
• Quickly change the lens somewhere
away from dusty locations so as to
keep dust or debris from getting
inside the camera.
• When shooting, remove the front lens
cap from the front of the lens.
2
Front lens cap
Body cap
Packaging lid
Mount the lens by aligning
the orange index marks
(mounting indexes) on the
lens and camera.
Orange index marks
3
Turn the lens clockwise until
it clicks into the locked
position.
• Be sure to put the lens on straight.
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Attaching a lens
Notes
• When attaching a lens, do not press the lens release button.
• Do not use force when attaching a lens.
• E-mount lenses are not compatible with this camera.
• When using a lens equipped with a tripod socket, attach the socket on the lens side to
the tripod to maintain balance.
• When carrying the camera with a lens attached, hold both the camera and the lens
firmly.
• Do not hold the part of the lens that is extended for zoom or focus adjustments.
Preparing the camera
To remove the lens
1
Press the lens release button
all the way in and turn the
lens counterclockwise until it
stops.
Lens release button
2
Attach the caps to the front
and rear of the lens and the
body cap to the camera.
• Before you attach the caps, remove
any dust.
• A rear lens cap is not supplied with
the DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
Lens Kit. If storing the lens without
attaching it to the camera, purchase
Rear Lens Cap ALC-R55.
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Attaching a lens
To attach a lens hood
It is recommended that you use a lens
hood to reduce flare and ensure optimum
image quality.
Fit the hood into the mount on the end of
the lens barrel and rotate the hood
clockwise until it clicks.
Notes
• A lens hood is not supplied with the DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II. You can use the
ALC-SH108 (sold separately).
• The lens hood may block the light of the flash. Remove the lens hood when using the
flash.
• When storing, turn over the lens hood and place it onto the lens backwards.
Note on changing the lens
When changing the lens, if dust or debris gets inside the camera and
adheres to the surface of the image sensor (the part that converts light to
electric signal), it may appear as dark spots on the image, depending on the
shooting environment.
The image sensor is equipped with an anti-dust function to prevent dust
from landing on the image sensor. However, attach or remove the lens
quickly somewhere away from dusty locations.
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Turning on the camera and setting the
clock
When you turn on the camera for the first time, the date/time setup screen
appears.
1
Set the power switch to ON to
turn on the camera.
Preparing the camera
The screen to set date and time appears.
• To turn off the camera, set the power
switch to OFF.
2
Check that [Enter] is selected
on the LCD screen, then
press the center of the
control button.
3
Select your area using b/B on the control button, then
press the center of the control button.
4
Select each item using b/B
and set the numeric value
using v/V.
[Daylight Svg.:]: Turns on or off the
daylight saving time setting.
[Date Format:]: Selects the format
for displaying the date.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM,
and noon as 12:00 PM.
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Turning on the camera and setting the clock
5
Repeat step 4 to set other items, then press the center
of the control button.
6
Check that [Enter] is selected, then press the center of
the control button.
To cancel the date/time setting operation
Press the MENU button.
To set the date/time again
The date/time setup screen appears automatically only when you turn the
camera on for the first time. To set the date and time again, use the menu.
MENU button t
1 t [Date/Time Setup]
To set the area again
You can set the area where you are using the camera. This allows you to set
the local area when you use the camera abroad.
MENU button t
1 t [Area Setting]
Maintaining the date and time setting
This camera has an internal rechargeable battery to maintain the date and
time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off or the
battery is installed.
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Before shooting
Adjusting the viewfinder’s visual acuity (diopter
adjustment)
Preparing the camera
Adjust the diopter-adjustment
dial to your eyesight until the
display appears clearly in the
viewfinder.
Notes
• The dioptric adjustment attachment (sold separately) cannot be used with this
camera.
Holding the camera properly
Stabilize your upper body and take a position that keeps the
camera from moving.
In LCD screen mode
In viewfinder mode
In viewfinder mode
(vertical position)
Point 1
Hold the camera with one hand, and support the lens with the other.
Point 2
Take a secure stance with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Point 3
Lightly tuck your elbows against your body. When shooting in a kneeling
position, steady your upper body by placing your elbow on your knee.
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Shooting and viewing images
Shooting still images
In [Intelligent Auto] mode, the camera analyzes the subject and allows you
to shoot with the appropriate settings.
Select
when shooting in a location where flash use is restricted.
1
Set the mode dial to
(Intelligent Auto) or
(Flash Off).
or
2
Hold the camera, monitoring your shot using the LCD
screen or viewfinder.
3
Overlay the AF area on the
desired subject.
• If the
(Camera shake
warning) indicator flashes, carefully
shoot the subject, holding the camera
steady or using a tripod.
• When the camera recognizes the
scene, the Scene Recognition icon
appears on the screen and suitable
settings for that scene will be used.
4
(Camera shake
warning) indicator
AF area
When using a zoom lens,
turn the zoom ring, then
decide on your shot.
Zoom ring
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Shooting still images
5
Press the shutter button
halfway down to focus.
When the focus is confirmed, z or
(Focus indicator) lights up.
6
Press the shutter button fully
down to shoot.
• When [Auto Object Framing] is set to
[Auto] and the camera shoots faces,
close-ups, or subjects tracked by
[Lock-on AF], the camera
automatically trims the image into a
suitable composition. Both the
original and the trimmed images are
saved (page 53).
Shooting and viewing images
Focus indicator
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Recording movies
1
Press the MOVIE button to
start recording.
MOVIE button
• Movie recording can be started from
any exposure mode.
• The shutter speed and aperture are
adjusted automatically. If you want to
set them to particular values, set the
mode dial to
(Movie) (page 36).
• The camera continues to adjust the
focus when it is in autofocus mode.
2
Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Notes
• The sound of the camera and the lens in operation may be recorded while recording a
movie. You can disable sound recording by setting [Audio Recording] to [Off]
(page 57).
• The continuous recording time of a movie may be shorter, depending on the ambient
temperature or the status of the camera. See “Notes on continuous movie recording.”
• When the
icon appears, the temperature of the camera is too high. Turn the
camera off and wait until the temperature of the camera drops.
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Playing back images
1
Press the
button.
button
MENU button t
the desired mode
1 t [Still/Movie Select] t Select
• To play back still images, select [Folder View(Still)], and to play back
movies, select [Folder View(MP4)] or [AVCHD View], depending on the
file format.
3
Select an image using b/B on the control button.
• To play back movies, press the center of the control button.
During movie playback
Control button/control dial operation
To pause/resume
z
To fast-forward
B
To fast-reverse
b
To slow-forward
Rotate the control dial to the right during
pause.
To slow-reverse
Rotate the control dial to the left during
pause.
• The movie is played back frame-byframe.
To adjust sound volume
V t v/V
To display the information
v
Shooting and viewing images
2
Notes
• Movies recorded using other devices may not play back on this camera in some
cases.
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Deleting images (Delete)
Once you have deleted an image, the image cannot be restored. Be sure that
you do not want the image before deleting it.
1
Display the image you want
to delete and press the
button.
button
2
Select [Delete] using v on the control button, then
press the center of the control button.
Notes
• Protected images cannot be deleted.
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Shooting images to suit your subject
Adjusting the angle of the LCD screen
Adjust the LCD screen to an easily
viewable angle.
• The LCD screen tilts down about 55
degrees and up about 135 degrees.
Shooting images to suit your subject
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Selecting a shooting mode
Set the mode dial to the desired
shooting mode.
The following shooting modes are available:
(Intelligent
In [Intelligent Auto] mode, the camera analyzes the subject
Auto)/
(Flash Off) and allows you to shoot with the appropriate settings.
(30)
Select [Flash Off] when you want to shoot without the flash.
(Superior
Auto) (37)
The camera recognizes and evaluates the shooting conditions,
and appropriate settings are set automatically. The camera
saves 1 appropriate image by combining or extracting
images, as necessary.
(Scene
Selection) (38)
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the
scene.
(Sweep
Panorama) (39)
Allows you to shoot panoramic images.
(Picture Effect)
(54)
Allows you to shoot still images with a texture unique to the
selected effect.
(Tele-zoom
Cont. Priority AE)
(40)
The camera continues to shoot while the shutter button is
pressed fully down. The camera records images continuously
at a maximum of about 8 images per second.
(Movie) (32)
(Program Auto)
(Aperture
Priority)
(Shutter Priority)
(Manual
Exposure)
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Allows you to shoot movies with the exposure (both the
shutter speed and the aperture value) adjusted manually.
Allows you to shoot with the exposure (both the shutter speed
and the aperture value) adjusted automatically. The other
settings can be adjusted manually.
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value
manually using the control dial.
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed
manually using the control dial.
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (both the
shutter speed and the aperture value) manually using the
control dial.
Selecting a shooting mode
Superior Auto
1 Set the mode dial to
(Superior Auto).
2 Point the camera towards the subject, and adjust the focus and
shoot the subject.
Scene Recognition icon
Shooting function
Number of images to be shot
Shooting images to suit your subject
Scene recognition
When the camera recognizes the subject
and adjusts itself for shooting conditions,
the following information appears on the
screen: Scene Recognition icon,
appropriate shooting function, and the
number of images to be shot.
Recognized scene: (Night Scene),
(Hand-held Twilight),
(Landscape),
(Backlight Portrait),
(Portrait),
(Tripod Night Scene),
(Backlight),
(Macro),
(Night
Portrait),
(Spotlight), (Low
Brightness),
(Baby)
Shooting function: Cont. Shooting,
Slow Sync. (page 41), Auto HDR
(page 54), Daylight Sync., Slow Shutter,
Hand-held Twilight
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Selecting a shooting mode
Scene Selection
1 Set the mode dial to
(Scene Selection), then press the
center of the control button.
2 Select the desired mode using v/V, then press the center of
the control button.
• To change the scene, press the Fn button, then select another scene.
3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
(Portrait)
Blurs away backgrounds and sharpens the subject.
Accentuates 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 camera shoots
images continuously while the shutter button is pressed.
(Macro)
Shoots close-ups of the subjects such as flowers and foods.
(Landscape)
Shoots the entire range of scenery in sharp focus with vivid
colors.
(Sunset)
(Night Scene)
(Hand-held
Twilight)
(Night Portrait)
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Shoots the red of the sunrise or sunset beautifully.
Shoots night scenes at a distance without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
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.
Shoots portraits in night scenes.
Selecting a shooting mode
Sweep Panorama
1 Set the mode dial to
(Sweep Panorama).
2 Point the camera at the subject for which you want to adjust the
brightness and focus, and press the shutter button halfway
down.
3 Point the camera at the edge of
This part will not be shot.
4 Pan or tilt the camera to the end,
following the guidance on the
screen.
Shooting images to suit your subject
the composition while pressing
the shutter button halfway down,
and then press the shutter button
fully down.
Guidance bar
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Selecting a shooting mode
Tele-zoom Cont. Priority AE
1 Set the mode dial to
(Tele-zoom Cont. Priority AE).
2 Adjust the focus and shoot the subjects.
• The camera continues to shoot while the shutter button is pressed fully
down.
• The center area on the screen is cropped and the camera records the images
continuously at a maximum of about 8 images per second.
• The minimum zoom scale of the camera is set to 2 times and the image size
is set to S.
Shooting techniques
• When [AEL w/ shutter] is set to [Off], the camera continues to adjust the
exposure even after the first shot in [Cont. Shooting] or [Tele-zoom Cont.
Priority AE] (page 56).
• When [Autofocus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF], the camera continues
to adjust focus during shooting. You can set [ISO] to the desired number.
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Using the shooting functions
Using the flash
In dark environments, use the flash to shoot the subject brightly and to
prevent camera shake. When shooting against the sun, use the flash to
lighten the image of the backlit subject.
1 Fn button t
(Flash Mode) t Select the desired setting
• For further information on the flash modes available for each shooting
mode, see page 75.
2 Press the
button.
button
Using the shooting functions
The built-in flash pops up.
• In [Intelligent Auto], [Superior Auto],
or [Scene Selection] mode, the built-in
flash does not pop up even if you press
the button. In these modes, the flash
automatically pops up if the amount of
light is insufficient or the subject is
backlit.
3 After the flash has finished
charging, shoot the subject.
Blinking: The flash is being charged.
While the indicator is blinking, you
cannot trigger the shutter.
Lit: The flash has been charged and
is ready to fire.
• When you press the shutter button
halfway down under dark lighting in
autofocus mode, the flash may be fired
to help focus on a subject (AF
Illuminator).
(Flash charging) indicator
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Using the flash
(Flash Off)
Does not fire even if the flash is raised.
• You cannot select this item when the mode dial is set to P,
A, S, or M. If you do not want to use the flash in these
modes, push the flash down.
(Autoflash)
Fires in dark environments or when shooting towards bright
light.
(Fill-flash)
Fires 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.)
Fires right before the exposure is completed every time you
trigger the shutter.
(Wireless)
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Fires every time you trigger the shutter.
(Slow Sync.)
Fires an external flash (sold separately) that is off the camera
and away from it (wireless flash shooting).
Adjusting the image brightness
Normally, the exposure is automatically selected (Automatic exposure).
Based on the exposure acquired by the automatic exposure, you can
perform exposure compensation. You can make the entire image brighter
by shifting to the + side. The entire image becomes darker when you shift
to the – side (Exposure compensation).
1 Press the
button.
2 Adjust the exposure using the
The LCD screen after the
exposure is adjusted.
Toward + (over): Brightens an image.
Toward – (under): Darkens an image.
• In viewfinder mode, confirm the
exposure using the EV scale.
Compensated exposure
The screen in the viewfinder
Using the shooting functions
control dial.
button
Standard exposure
3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
Shooting techniques
• Adjust the compensation level by checking the recorded image.
• Using bracket shooting, you can shoot multiple images with the exposure
shifted to the plus or minus sides (page 45).
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Adjusting the image brightness
Notes
• This item cannot be set when the exposure mode is set to [Intelligent Auto],
[Superior Auto], or [Scene Selection].
• When the exposure mode is set to M, the exposure can be adjusted only when [ISO]
is set to [AUTO]. Turn the control dial during AE lock to adjust the compensation
value.
• Even though you can adjust the exposure between –3.0 EV and +3.0 EV, only a
value between –2.0 EV and +2.0 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 on the
recorded image.
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Selecting the drive mode
You can select the appropriate drive mode, such as single, continuous, or
bracket shooting, to suit your purpose.
on the control button t
Select the desired mode
(Single
Shooting)
This mode is for normal shooting.
(Cont. Shooting) The camera records images continuously.
(Self-timer)
Cont.)
You can shoot 3 images, each with different degrees of
exposure.
(Single
Bracket)
You can shoot 3 images, shot by shot, each with different
degrees of exposure.
(WB
bracket)
Based on the selected white balance and the color
temperature/color filter, 3 images are recorded with the white
balance shifted.
Using the shooting functions
(Bracket:
The 10-second self-timer is convenient if the photographer
wants to appear in the photo, while the 2-second self-timer is
convenient for reducing the camera shake.
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Switching the recording information
display (DISP)
Each time you press DISP on the control
button, the recording information display
changes as follows.
You can set the recording information
display separately for viewfinder mode
and LCD screen mode.
Graphic Display
Display All Info.
No Disp. Info.
Graphic Display
[Graphic Display] shows the shutter
speed and aperture value as graphs, and
clearly illustrates how the exposure
works. The pointers on the shutter speed
indicator and aperture indicator indicate
the current value.
Aperture value
Shutter speed
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Setting image size
Image Size
MENU button t
1 t [Image Size] t Select the desired size
[Aspect Ratio]: [3:2]
Image size
Usage guidelines
L: 20M
5456 × 3632 pixels
For shooting at the highest image
quality
M: 10M
3872 × 2576 pixels
For prints up to A3+ size
S: 5.0M
2736 × 1824 pixels
For prints up to A5 size
[Aspect Ratio]: [16:9]
Image size
Usage guidelines
5456 × 3064 pixels
M: 8.4M
3872 × 2176 pixels
S: 4.2M
2736 × 1536 pixels
For viewing on a high-definition
TV
Notes
• When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the image size of the RAW
image corresponds to L. This size is not displayed on the screen.
Panorama: Size
You can set the image size for panoramic images. The image size varies
depending on the setting of the shooting direction (page 55).
MENU button t
size
Using the shooting functions
L: 17M
1 t [Panorama: Size] t Select the desired
Standard
[Panorama: Direction] is set to [Up] [Down]: 3872 × 2160
[Panorama: Direction] is set to [Right] [Left]: 8192 × 1856
Wide
[Panorama: Direction] is set to [Up] [Down]: 5536 × 2160
[Panorama: Direction] is set to [Right] [Left]: 12416 × 1856
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Using the playback functions
Enlarging images
A still image can be enlarged for closer examination. This is convenient for
checking the focus condition of a recorded image.
1 Display the image you want to
enlarge, then press the
button
button.
2 Zoom the image in or out using the
button or
button.
• Rotate the control dial to switch images at the same magnification. When
you shoot multiple images with the same composition, you can compare
their focus conditions.
3 Select the portion you want to enlarge using v/V/b/B on the
control button.
To cancel the enlarged playback
Press the center of the control button and the image returns to normal size.
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Switching to the image list display
You can display multiple images on the screen simultaneously.
Press the
button.
The image index screen is displayed.
• You can select the number of images
displayed on one page of the image
index screen using [Image Index] in the
Playback menu.
button
To return to the single-image screen
Press the center of the control button after selecting the desired image.
To display the desired folder
Using the playback functions
Select the bar on the left of the image
index screen using the control button,
then select the desired folder using v/V.
Press the center of the control button
while the bar is selected to switch the
view mode.
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Viewing images on a TV screen
To view images that were recorded on the camera on a TV set, an HDMI
cable (sold separately) and an HD TV equipped with an HDMI connector
are required.
1 Turn off both your camera and the
TV, and connect the camera to the
TV.
1 To the HDMI
connector
HDMI cable
(sold separately)
2 To the
HDMI micro jack
2 Turn on the TV and switch the input.
• See also the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
3 Turn on the camera, and press the
button.
Images shot using the camera appear on
the TV screen.
Select the desired image using b/B on
the control button.
• The LCD screen on the camera does
not turn on.
Control button
button
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Function list
Functions that can be operated using
the buttons/switch
You can set up or operate various functions using the buttons/switch.
For the location of the buttons/switch, see “Identifying parts” (page 13).
button (41)
Pops the flash up.
button (43)/AV button/ Adjusts the exposure./Sets up the aperture value./Scales
button (48)
an image up when viewing images.
Adjusts the ISO sensitivity.
FINDER/LCD button (57)
Switches the display between the LCD screen and the
viewfinder.
MENU button (55)
Displays the menu screen for setting up the menu item.
MOVIE button (32)
Records movies.
AEL button/
button
(49)/ button (48)
Fixes the exposure of the entire screen./Displays
multiple images on the screen simultaneously./Scales
down an image that has been scaled up when viewing
images.
ZOOM button
Magnifies and shoots the subject using the zoom feature
of the camera.
Fn button (52, 53)/
button
Displays the setup screen for a function set using the Fn
button./Rotates images.
Control button
Sets up the following functions: Display Contents (46),
White Balance (54), Drive Mode (45), Picture Effect
(54), and Autofocus.
button (33)
button (62)/
(34)
Plays back images.
button
Function list
ISO button (53)
Displays a shooting tip or In-Camera Guide./Deletes
images.
Focus mode switch
Switches the autofocus and manual focus.
Preview button/Focus
Magnifier button
Checks blurring of the background./Allows you to check
the focus by enlarging the image before shooting.
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Selecting a function using the Fn
(Function) button
This button is used for setting up or executing functions used frequently in
shooting.
1 Press the Fn button.
2 Select the desired item using v/V/b/B on the control button,
then press the center z to execute.
The setup screen appears.
3 Following the operation guide,
select and execute the desired
function.
Operation guide
To set up the camera directly from the recording information screen
Turn the control dial without pressing the center z in step 2. You can set
up the camera directly from the recording information screen.
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Functions that can be selected using
the Fn (Function) button
The functions that can be selected using the Fn button are as follows:
Scene Selection (38) Selects an appropriate mode from among the Scene Selection
preset settings to suit shooting conditions.
(Portrait/Sports Action/Macro/Landscape/Sunset/Night
Scene/Hand-held Twilight/Night Portrait)
Selects the exposure mode to suit your subject or your effect
and records movies.
(P/A/S/M)
Drive Mode (45)
Sets a drive mode, such as continuous shooting.
(Single Shooting/Cont. Shooting/Self-timer/Bracket: Cont./
Single Bracket/WB bracket)
Flash Mode (41)
Sets the flash mode.
(Flash Off/Autoflash/Fill-flash/Slow Sync./Rear Sync./
Wireless)
Autofocus Mode
Selects the focus method according to the movement of the
subject.
(Single-shot AF/Automatic AF/Continuous AF)
AF area
Selects the focus area.
(Wide/Zone/Spot/Local)
Lock-on AF
Keeps the focus on a subject while tracking it.
(Off/On/On(Lock-on AF w/ shutter))
Smile/Face Detect.
Automatically captures people’s face(s) with the optimal
focus and exposure./Shoots when a smile is detected.
(Face Detection Off/Face Detection On (Regist. Faces)/Face
Detection On/Smile Shutter)
Auto Object Framing
When shooting faces, close-ups, or subjects tracked by
[Lock-on AF], the camera analyzes the scene and
automatically trims the image into a suitable composition.
(Off/Auto)
ISO
Sets the sensitivity to light. The larger the number, the faster
the shutter speed.
(Multi Frame Noise Reduct./ISO AUTO, ISO 100 to 16000)
Metering Mode
Selects the method for measuring brightness.
(Multi segment/Center weighted/Spot)
Flash Comp.
Adjusts the intensity of the flash output.
(–2.0EV to +2.0EV)
Function list
Movie
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Functions that can be selected using the Fn (Function) button
White Balance
Adjusts the color tone of images.
(Auto WB/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/Fluor.:
Warm White/Fluor.: Cool White/Fluor.: Day White/Fluor.:
Daylight/Flash/C.Temp./Filter/Custom)
DRO/Auto HDR
Adjusts the brightness and contrast automatically.
(Off/D-Range Opt./Auto HDR)
Creative Style
Selects the desired image processing.
(Standard/Vivid/Portrait/Landscape/Sunset/Black & White)
Picture Effect
Shoots with the desired effect filter to achieve more
impressive images.
(Off/Toy Camera/Pop Color/Posterization/Retro Photo/Soft
High-key/Partial Color/High Contrast Mono./Soft Focus/
HDR Painting/Rich-tone Mono./Miniature)
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Functions selected using the MENU
button
You can set the basic settings for the camera as a whole or execute
functions such as shooting, playback, or other operations.
Press the MENU button, then set up the desired item using v/V/b/B on the
control button, then press the center of the control button.
Select a menu page
Select a menu item
Still shooting menu
Selects the size of still images.
(L: 20M/M: 10M/S: 5.0M (When [Aspect Ratio] is set to
[3:2])
L: 17M/M: 8.4M/S: 4.2M (When [Aspect Ratio] is set to
[16:9]))
Aspect Ratio
Selects the aspect ratio for still images.
(3:2/16:9)
Quality
Sets the image quality for still images.
(RAW/RAW & JPEG/Fine/Standard)
Function list
Image Size (47)
Panorama: Size (47) Selects the size of panoramic images.
(Standard/Wide)
Panorama: Direction Sets the shooting direction for panoramic images.
(Right/Left/Up/Down)
Clear Image Zoom
Zooms an image with higher quality than Digital Zoom.
(On/Off)
Digital Zoom
Zooms an image with higher magnification than Clear Image
Zoom. This feature is also available for movie recording.
(On/Off)
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Functions selected using the MENU button
Long Exposure NR
Sets noise reduction processing for shots with a shutter speed
of 1 second or longer.
(On/Off)
High ISO NR
Sets noise reduction processing for high-sensitivity shooting.
(High/Normal/Low)
Flash control
Sets the method for determining the intensity of flash output.
(ADI flash/Pre-flash TTL)
AF Illuminator
Sets the AF illuminator, which provides light for a dark scene
to aid focusing.
(Auto/Off)
SteadyShot
Sets SteadyShot.
(On/Off)
Color Space
Changes the range of reproducible colors.
(sRGB/AdobeRGB)
AEL w/ shutter
Sets whether to fix the exposure by pressing the shutter
button halfway down. This is convenient when you want to
adjust the focus and exposure separately.
(On/Off)
Shooting Tip List (62) Allows you to access all shooting tips.
Movie shooting menu
File Format
Selects the movie file format.
(AVCHD/MP4)
Record Setting
Selects the size of the recorded movie frame.
(60i 24M(FX)/50i 24M(FX)/60i 17M(FH)/50i 17M(FH)/24p
24M(FX)/25p 24M(FX)/24p 17M(FH)/25p 17M(FH)/
1440×1080 12M/VGA 3M)
SteadyShot
Sets SteadyShot.
(On/Off)
AF Track. Duration
Sets the tracking sensitivity of the autofocus feature for
movie recording.
(High/Mid/Low)
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Functions selected using the MENU button
Audio Recording
Sets whether to record audio when shooting a movie.
(On/Off)
Wind Noise Reduct.
Reduces wind noise during movie recording.
(On/Off)
Custom menu
Sets whether to use auto focus when you look through the
viewfinder.
(On/Off)
FINDER/LCD Setting
Sets the method for switching between the viewfinder and
LCD screen.
(Auto/Manual)
Red Eye Reduction
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon during flash use.
(On/Off)
Release w/o Lens
Sets whether the shutter can open when a lens is not attached.
(Enable/Disable)
S. Auto Cont.
Shooting
Sets whether to shoot continuously in [Superior Auto] mode.
(Auto/Off)
S. Auto Image
Extract.
Sets whether to save all the images that were shot
continuously in [Superior Auto] mode.
(Auto/Off)
Grid Line
Sets a grid line display to enable alignment to a structural
outline.
(Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off)
Auto Review
Displays the captured image after shooting. Sets auto review.
(10 Sec/5 Sec/2 Sec/Off)
Function list
Eye-Start AF
DISP Button(Monitor) Sets the LCD screen display modes that can be selected by
pressing DISP on the control button.
(Graphic Display/Display All Info./No Disp. Info./
Histogram/For viewfinder)
DISP Button(Finder)
Sets the viewfinder screen display modes that can be selected
by pressing DISP on the control button.
(Graphic Display/Display All Info./No Disp. Info./
Histogram)
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Functions selected using the MENU button
Peaking Level
Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges with a specific color
in manual focus mode.
(High/Mid/Low/Off)
Peaking Color
Sets the color used for the peaking function.
(Red/Yellow/White)
Live View Display
Sets whether to display the effect of a function on the screen,
such as the effect of the exposure compensation value.
(Setting Effect ON/Setting Effect OFF)
Func. of AEL button
Assigns the desired function to the AEL button.
(Exposure Comp./Drive Mode/Flash Mode/Autofocus Mode/
AF area/Smile/Face Detect./Auto Object Framing/ISO/
Metering Mode/Flash Comp./White Balance/DRO/Auto
HDR/Creative Style/Picture Effect/Image Size/Quality/AEL
hold/AEL toggle/ AEL hold/ AEL toggle/Lock-on AF/
AF lock/Aperture Preview/Shot. Result Preview/Zoom/Focus
Magnifier)
ISO Button
Assigns the desired function to the ISO button.
(Exposure Comp./Drive Mode/Flash Mode/Autofocus Mode/
AF area/Smile/Face Detect./Auto Object Framing/ISO/
Metering Mode/Flash Comp./White Balance/DRO/Auto
HDR/Creative Style/Picture Effect/Image Size/Quality/AEL
hold/AEL toggle/ AEL hold/ AEL toggle/Lock-on AF/
AF lock/Aperture Preview/Shot. Result Preview/Zoom/Focus
Magnifier)
Preview Button
Selects the function to be assigned to the preview button.
(Shot. Result Preview/Aperture Preview/Focus Magnifier)
Focus Hold Button
Sets the function of the focus hold button of the lens.
(Focus Hold/D.O.F.Preview)
MOVIE Button
Sets whether to always activate the MOVIE button.
(Always/Movie Mode Only)
Lens Comp.: Shading Compensates for shaded corners on the screen caused by the
attached lens.
(Auto/Off)
Lens Comp.: Chro.
Aber.
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Reduces the color deviation at the corners of the screen
caused by the attached lens.
(Auto/Off)
Functions selected using the MENU button
Lens Comp.:
Distortion
Compensates for distortion on the screen caused by the
attached lens.
(Auto/Off)
e-Front Curtain
Shutter
Sets whether or not to use the electronic front curtain shutter
function.
(On/Off)
Face Registration
Registers or changes the person to be given priority when
focusing.
(New Registration/Order Exchanging/Delete/Delete All)
Playback menu
Allows you to determine how to group the playback images.
(Folder View(Still)/Folder View(MP4)/AVCHD View)
Delete (34)*
Deletes images.
(Multiple Img./All in Folder/All AVCHD view files)
Slide Show
Plays a slide show.
(Repeat/Interval/Image Type)
Image Index (49)
Displays the image list.
(4 Images/9 Images)
Protect*
Protects images, or cancels the protection.
(Multiple Img./Cancel All Images/Cancel All Movies(MP4)/
Cancel All AVCHD view files)
Specify Printing
Specifies or unspecifies the images for DPOF.
(DPOF Setup/Date Imprint)
Function list
Still/Movie Select
* Available items differ depending on the view mode.
Volume Settings
Sets the volume for movie playback.
Playback Display
Sets how to play back an image recorded in portrait.
(Auto Rotate/Manual Rotate)
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Functions selected using the MENU button
Memory Card Tool menu
Format
Formats the memory card.
File Number
Sets the method used to assign file numbers to still images
and MP4 movies.
(Series/Reset)
Folder Name
Sets the folder format for still images.
(Standard Form/Date Form)
Select REC Folder
Changes the selected folder for storing still images and MP4
movies.
New Folder
Creates a new folder for storing still images and MP4 movies.
Recover Image DB
Recovers the image database file and enables recording and
playback.
Display Card Space
Displays the remaining recording time of movies and the
recordable number of still images on the memory card.
Clock setup menu
Date/Time Setup (27) Sets date and time and daylight savings.
Area Setting (28)
Selects the area where you are using the camera.
Setup menu
Menu start
Selects a first-displayed menu from the top menu or the last
menu screen.
(Top/Previous)
Mode Dial Guide
Turns on or off the mode dial guide (the explanation of each
shooting mode).
(On/Off)
LCD Brightness
Sets the brightness of the LCD screen.
Viewfinder Bright.
Sets the brightness of the viewfinder.
(Auto/Manual)
Viewfinder Color
Temp.
Sets the color temperature of the screen in the viewfinder.
Setting it toward + makes the color cooler, and toward –
makes the color warmer.
(+2 to 0 to –2)
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Functions selected using the MENU button
Sets the level of the power saving feature.
(Max/Standard)
Power Saving Start
Time
Sets the interval after which power save mode engages.
(30 Min/5 Min/1 Min/20 Sec/10 Sec)
HDMI Resolution
Sets the resolution when the camera is connected to an HDMI
TV.
(Auto/1080p/1080i)
CTRL FOR HDMI
Operates the camera from a TV that supports “BRAVIA”
Sync.
(On/Off)
Upload Settings*
Sets whether to use the upload function of the camera with an
Eye-Fi card.
(On/Off)
USB Connection
Selects the appropriate USB connection method for each
computer or USB device connected to the camera.
(Auto/Mass Storage/MTP/PC Remote)
USB LUN Setting
Enhances compatibility by limiting the functions of USB
connection. Normally, use [Multi], and if you cannot make a
connection, set it to [Single].
(Multi/Single)
Audio signals
Sets whether to use the beep sound when the focus is
achieved or the self-timer is working.
(On/Off)
* Appears when an Eye-Fi card (sold separately) is inserted in the camera.
Version
Language
Function list
Power Save
Displays the camera software version.
Selects the language.
Cleaning Mode
Starts cleaning mode to clean the image sensor.
Demo Mode
Sets the demonstration playback of a movie to on or off.
(On/Off)
Initialize
Restores the settings to their defaults.
(Reset Default/Rec mode reset/Custom reset)
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Using the guide function of the camera
In-Camera Guide
When you press the (In-Camera Guide)
button on the Fn (Function) screen or
menu screen, a guide for the currently
selected function or setting automatically
appears.
To select unavailable functions or
settings on the Fn screen, press the center
of the control button to display the
appropriate setup to enable them.
(In-Camera Guide) button
Shooting Tips
The camera displays shooting tips in accordance with the shooting mode
selected.
1 Press the
(In-Camera Guide)
button when the recording
information display is displayed.
A shooting tip list for the current subject
automatically appears.
(In-Camera Guide) button
2 Select the desired shooting tip using v/V on the control button,
then press the center of the control button.
The shooting tip is displayed.
• You can scroll the screen using v/V.
• You can select the item using b/B.
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Using the guide function of the camera
To access all shooting tips
You can search through all the shooting tips from the menu.
Use this item when you want to read shooting tips you have seen before.
MENU button t
shooting tip
3 t [Shooting Tip List]t Select the desired
Function list
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Viewing images on a computer
What you can do with software
To utilize images recorded with the camera, use the following software:
• “PlayMemories Home” (Windows only)
You can import still images or movies recorded with the camera to your
computer so that you can view them, and use various convenient features
to enhance the images you have shot. “PlayMemories Home” is required
when importing AVCHD movies to your computer.
• “Image Data Converter”
You can retouch RAW format images and convert them into JPEG/TIFF
format.
What you can do with “PlayMemories Home”
Importing images
from your camera
Viewing images
on calendar
Creating a movie
disc
Uploading images to network
service
Sharing images on
“PlayMemories Online”
Installing “PlayMemories Home” (for Windows only)
You can install “PlayMemories Home” from the following URL (page 66):
www.sony.net/pm
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What you can do with software
Notes
• An Internet connection is required to install “PlayMemories Home.”
• An Internet connection is required to use “PlayMemories Online” or other network
services. “PlayMemories Online” or other network services may not be available in
some countries or regions.
• “PlayMemories Home” is not compatible with Macs. Use the applications that are
installed on your Mac. For details, visit the following URL:
http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
What you can do with “Image Data Converter”
With “Image Data Converter,” you can do the following:
• You can play back and edit images recorded in RAW format with various
corrections, such as tone curve and sharpness.
• You can adjust images with white balance, exposure, and [Creative
Style], etc.
• You can save the images displayed and edited on a computer.
You can either save the image as RAW format or save it in the general
file format (JPEG/TIFF).
• You can display and compare the RAW images and JPEG images
recorded by this camera.
• You can rank images in 5 grades.
• You can apply color labels, etc.
Notes
• An Internet connection is required to install “Image Data Converter.”
Viewing images on a computer
Installing “Image Data Converter” (Windows/Mac)
You can download “Image Data Converter” from the following URL
(page 67):
http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/
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Installing the software
Installing “PlayMemories Home”
• Log on as Administrator.
• If the software “PMB (Picture Motion Browser),” supplied with models
released before 2011, has already been installed on your computer,
“PlayMemories Home” will overwrite it and will be installed. Although
some “PlayMemories Home” functions differ from those of “PMB,” use
“PlayMemories Home.”
1 Using the Internet browser on your computer, go to the
following URL, then click [Install] t [Run].
www.sony.net/pm
2 Follow the instructions on the
screen to complete the
installation.
• When the message to connect the
camera to a computer is displayed,
connect the camera and computer using
the micro USB cable (supplied).
To a USB jack
Viewing “PlayMemories Home Help Guide”
For details on how to use “PlayMemories Home,” refer to the
“PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”
Double-click the [PlayMemories Home Help Guide] icon on the
desktop.
• To access the “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” from the start menu: Click
[Start] t [All Programs] t [PlayMemories Home] t [PlayMemories
Home Help Guide].
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Installing the software
• For Windows 8, select the [PlayMemories Home] icon on the Start screen,
then launch “PlayMemories Home” and select [PlayMemories Home Help
Guide] from the [Help] menu.
• For details on “PlayMemories Home,” you can also see the following
PlayMemories Home support page (English only):
http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/
Installing “Image Data Converter”
1 Using the Internet browser on your computer, go to the
following URL.
For Windows: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/
For Mac: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
2 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the
installation.
Viewing “Image Data Converter Guide”
For details on how to use “Image Data Converter,” refer to the “Image Data
Converter Guide.”
For Mac:
Start Finder t [Applications] t [Image Data Converter] t
[Image Data Converter Ver.4] t In the menu bar, choose “Help”
t “Image Data Converter Guide.”
• For Windows 8, start “Image Data Converter Ver.4” t In the menu bar,
choose “Help” t “Image Data Converter Guide.”
• For details on “Image Data Converter,” you can also see the following “Image
Data Converter” support page (English only):
http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/
Viewing images on a computer
For Windows:
Click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Image Data Converter] t
[Help] t [Image Data Converter Ver.4].
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Installing the software
Installing “Remote Camera Control”
To use “Remote Camera Control,” connect the camera to a computer. The
following functions are available.
• You can set up the camera or shoot an image from the computer.
• You can record an image directly to the computer.
• You can perform Interval Timer Shooting.
1 Using the Internet browser on your computer, go to the
following URL.
For Windows: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/
For Mac: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
2 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the
installation.
• For details on how to use “Remote Camera Control,” refer to the “Help.”
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Selecting the method for creating a
movie disc
Depending on the disc type, playable devices may vary. Select the method
that suits your disc player.
There are two ways to create a movie disc. Use “PlayMemories Home” on
your computer or create a disc using devices other than a computer, such as
a recorder.
Disc type/usage
Record setting
available
FX
Player
FH
Blu-ray disc playback devices
(Sony Blu-ray disc player,
PlayStation®3, etc.)
To keep high-definition
image quality (HD)
To keep high-definition
image quality (HD) (AVCHD
recording disc)
–*
Ordinary DVD playback devices
(DVD player, computer that can
play DVDs, etc.)
–*
To keep standard definition
image quality (STD)
* Movies recorded with the [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)] or [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 with the original image quality. If you want to keep
the original image quality, store your movies on a Blu-ray disc.
Viewing images on a computer
–*
AVCHD format playback
devices
(Sony Blu-ray disc player,
PlayStation®3, etc.)
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Selecting the method for creating a movie disc
Creating a disc using a computer
You can import AVCHD movies to a computer using “PlayMemories
Home,” and create an AVCHD recording disc or a standard definition
quality (STD) disc.
For details on how to create a disc using “PlayMemories Home,” see
“PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”
Notes
• To create Blu-ray discs using “PlayMemories Home,” install our proprietary add-on
software. For details, access the following URL:
http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/BDUW/
• PlayStation®3 may not be available in some countries/regions.
• Movies recorded with the [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)] or [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 with the original image quality. If you want to keep
the original image quality, store your movies on a Blu-ray disc.
Creating a disc with a device other than a computer
You can create a disc using a Blu-ray disc recorder, etc.
The disc type you can create depends on the device used.
Device
Disc type
Blu-ray disc recorder: To
create a Blu-ray disc or
DVD with standard image
quality (STD)
HDD recorder, etc.: To
create a DVD with
standard image quality
(STD)
High-definition Standard
definition
image quality
(HD)
image quality
(STD)
Standard definition image quality
(STD)
Notes
• For details on how to create a disc, refer to the operating instructions of the device
you use.
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Others
List of screen icons
Graphic Display (LCD screen)
A
Display
Indication
Exposure mode (36)
PASM
Display All Info. (LCD screen)
Scene Recognition icons
(37)
Memory card (21)/
Upload (61)
100
For playback (Basic information
display)
Remaining number of
recordable images
Aspect ratio of still
images (55)
Others
20M 10M Image size of still images
5.0M 17M (47)
8.4M 4.2M
Image quality of still
images (55)
Frame rate of movies (56)
Image size of movies (56)
100% Remaining battery (23)
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List of screen icons
Display
Indication
C
Flash charge in progress
(41)
Display
Indication
REC 0:12
Recording time of the
movie (m:s)
No audio recording of
movies (57)
z
Focus (31)
1/250
Shutter speed
SteadyShot/Camera
shake warning
F4.0
Aperture
Setting Effect OFF (58)
EV scale (43) (Only for
viewfinder)
SteadyShot error
+3.0
Overheating warning (10)
Database file full/
Database file error
AE lock
View Mode (59)
Auto HDR image
warning
100-0003
Folder - file number
-
Protect (59)
DPOF
DPOF set (59)
Remaining battery
warning (23)
B
Display
Exposure compensation
(43)
Picture Effect error
ISO400
ISO sensitivity (53)
3/7
File number/Number of
images in the view mode
2013-1-1
10:37AM
Date of recording
D
Indication
Spot metering area (53)
AF area (53)
Display
Indication
Drive mode (45)
Smart Zoom
Clear Image Zoom (55)
Digital Zoom (55)
Flash mode (41)/Red-eye
reduction (57)
Zoom magnification
Shutter speed indicator
(46)
Aperture indicator (46)
Focus mode
AF area (53)
Lock-on AF (53)
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List of screen icons
Display
Indication
Face Detection (53)/
Smile Shutter (53)
Auto Object Framing
(53)
Smile Detection
Sensitivity indicator
E
Display
Indication
Metering mode (53)
Flash compensation (53)
AWB
White balance (Auto,
Preset, Custom, Color
temperature, Color filter)
(54)
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A5 G5
D-Range Optimizer/Auto
HDR (54)
Others
+3 +3 +3
Creative Style (54)/
Contrast, Saturation,
Sharpness
Picture Effect (54)
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Functions available for each shooting
mode
The functions you can use depend on the selected shooting mode.
In the table below, indicates the function is available, and a – indicates
the function is not available.
The functions you cannot use are displayed in gray on the screen.
Shoot Mode
(30)
(30)
(37)
Exposure
Comp.
(43)
Cont.
Self-timer
Shooting
(45)
(45)
Auto
Object
Framing
(53)
–
–
–
–
(38)
Face
Smile
Detection Shutter
(53)
(53)
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
(39)
–
–
–
–
–
(40)
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
(36)
(36)
(36)
(36)
*
(32)
*
* When the exposure mode is set to M, the exposure can be adjusted only
when [ISO] is set to [AUTO].
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Flash modes available
The flash modes you can select depend on the shooting mode and functions
selected.
In the table below, indicates the function is selectable, and a – indicates
the function is not selectable.
The flash modes you cannot select are displayed in gray on the screen.
Shoot Mode
(Flash
Off)
(Fill(Autoflash) flash)
(30)
(30)
–
–
(37)
(38)
–
(40)
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
(36)
–
–
(36)
–
–
(36)
–
–
(36)
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Others
–
(32)
–
–
–
(39)
(Slow
(Rear
Sync.)
Sync.)
(Wireless)
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Learning more about the camera
(α Handbook)
The “α Handbook” can be downloaded from the Internet. Refer to the
“α Handbook” for in-depth instructions on the many camera functions.
1 Access the Sony support page.
http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/Support/
2 Select your country or region.
3 Search for the model name of your camera within the support
page.
• Check the model name on the bottom of your camera.
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Checking the number of recordable
images/recording time
Once you insert a memory card into the
camera and set the power switch to ON,
the number of images that can be
recorded (if you continue to shoot using
the current settings) is displayed on the
screen.
Notes
• When “0” (the number of recordable images) flashes in yellow, the memory card is
full. Replace the memory card with another one, or delete images from the current
memory card (page 34).
• When “NO CARD” (the number of recordable images) flashes in yellow, it means
no memory card has been inserted. Insert a memory card.
The number of images that can be recorded on a memory
card
The table shows the approximate number of images that can be recorded on
a memory card formatted on this camera. The values are defined using
Sony standard memory cards for testing. The values may vary depending
on the shooting conditions and the type of memory card used.
Capacity
Size
Standard
(Units: Images)
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
385
780
1550
3150
6300
12500
Fine
240
485
980
1950
3900
7800
RAW & JPEG
65
125
260
520
1050
2100
RAW
89
175
355
720
1400
2850
Others
Image Size: L: 20M
Aspect Ratio: 3:2*
Memory card formatted on this camera
* When [Aspect Ratio] is set to [16:9], you can record more images than shown in the
table above (except when [RAW] is selected).
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Checking the number of recordable images/recording time
Recordable time and number of recordable images
possible on a single charged battery pack
Note that the actual number may be less than that indicated depending on
the conditions of use.
Recordable time
Shooting (Still
images)
Movie recording
Continuous movie
recording
Number of images
LCD screen
mode
Approx. 350 min.
Approx. 700 images
Viewfinder
mode
Approx. 345 min.
Approx. 690 images
LCD screen
mode
Approx. 160 min.
–
Viewfinder
mode
Approx. 160 min.
–
LCD screen
mode
Approx. 265 min.
–
Viewfinder
mode
Approx. 270 min.
–
• The number is calculated when using a battery pack at full capacity and
under the following conditions:
– At an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
– Using a battery pack that is charged for an hour after the CHARGE
lamp goes out.
– Using Sony “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately).
• The number of still images is based on the CIPA standard under the
following conditions. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association)
– [Quality] is set to [Fine].
– [Autofocus Mode] is set to [Automatic AF].
– Shooting once every 30 seconds.
– Strobing the flash once every 2 times.
– Turning the power on and off once every 10 times.
• The movie recordable time is based on the CIPA standard under the
following conditions.
– Movie quality: AVCHD FH
– Movie recording: Repeating operations such as recording, zoom,
shooting standby, and the power turns on and off.
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Checking the number of recordable images/recording time
– Continuous movie recording: When the limit of the continuous movie
recording (29 minutes) is reached, press the MOVIE button and
continue recording. No other operations such as zoom are performed.
Available recording time for a movie
The table below shows the approximate total recording times using a
memory card formatted on this camera.
Memory card formatted on this camera
Capacity
Record
Setting
60i 24M(FX)/50i
24M(FX)
(h (hour), m (minute))
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
10 m
20 m
45 m
1 h 30 m
3h
6h
60i 17M(FH)/50i
17M(FH)
15 m
30 m
1h
2h
4h5m
8 h 15 m
24p 24M(FX)/25p
24M(FX)
10 m
20 m
45 m
1 h 30 m
3h
6h
24p 17M(FH)/25p
17M(FH)
15 m
30 m
1h
2h
4h5m
8 h 15 m
1440×1080 12M
20 m
40 m
VGA 3M
1 h 10 m 2 h 25 m
1 h 20 m 2 h 45 m 5 h 30 m 11 h 5 m
5h
10 h
20 h 5 m
40 h
15 m
Others
Notes
• The recordable time for movies varies because the camera is equipped with VBR
(Variable Bit Rate), which automatically adjusts image quality depending on the
shooting scene. When you record fast-moving subjects, the image is clearer but the
recordable time is shorter, because more memory is required. The recordable time
also varies depending on the shooting conditions or subject or the image quality/size
settings.
• The values shown are not for continuous recording time.
• Recording time may depend on shooting conditions and the memory card used.
• When
is displayed, stop recording. The temperature inside the camera has
increased to an unacceptable level.
• For details on movie playback, see page 33.
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Checking the number of recordable images/recording time
Notes on continuous movie recording
• It requires a great deal of power to perform high quality movie recording or
continuous shooting using the APS-C size image sensor. Therefore, if you continue
to shoot, the temperature inside the camera will rise, especially that of the image
sensor. In such cases, the camera is turned off automatically, since higher
temperatures affect the quality of the images or burden the internal mechanism of the
camera.
• The duration of time available for movie recording is as follows when the camera
starts recording after the power of the camera has been turned off for a while. (The
following values indicate the continuous time from when the camera starts recording
until the camera stops recording.)
Ambient temperature
Continuous recording time
for movies
20°C (68°F)
About 29 minutes
30°C (86°F)
About 29 minutes
40°C (104°F)
About 29 minutes
• The duration of time available for movie recording varies with the temperature or
condition of the camera before you start recording. If you frequently recompose or
shoot images after the power is turned on, the temperature inside the camera rises
and the recording time available is shorter than the values shown in the table above.
• If the camera stops recording due to the temperature, leave it for several minutes
with the power turned off. Start recording after the temperature inside the camera
drops fully.
• If you observe the following points, the recording time will be longer.
– Keep the camera out of direct sunlight.
– Turn the camera off when it is not being used.
– If possible, use a tripod and disable the SteadyShot function.
• The maximum size of a movie file is about 2 GB. When the file size is about 2 GB,
recording stops automatically when [File Format] is set to [MP4], and a new movie
file is created automatically when [File Format] is set to [AVCHD].
• Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product
specifications).
• For [1440×1080 12M] size movies, continuous shooting is possible for
approximately 20 minutes (limited by 2 GB file size).
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Specifications
Camera
[System]
Camera Type
Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
Lens
A-mount lens
[Image sensor]
Image format
23.2 mm×15.4 mm (APS-C format), CMOS image
sensor
Total pixel number of image sensor
Approx. 20 400 000 pixels
Effective pixel number of camera
Approx. 20 100 000 pixels
[SteadyShot]
For still images
System: Image sensor-shift mechanism
Effect: Approx. 2.5 EV to 4.5 EV in shutter speed
(depending on shooting conditions and the attached
lens)
For movies
System: Electronic
[Anti-Dust]
System
Charge protection coating on Image Sensor and image
sensor-shift mechanism
[Auto focus system]
TTL phase-detection system, 15 points (3 points cross
type)
Sensitivity Range
–1 EV to 18 EV (at ISO 100 equivalent)
AF illuminator
Approx. 1 m to 5 m (3.3 ft. to 16.4 ft.)
Others
System
[Electronic viewfinder]
Type
Electronic viewfinder
Screen size
1.0 cm (0.39 type)
Total number of dots
1 440 000 dots
Frame coverage
100%
Eye Point
Approximately 26.5 mm from the eyepiece, 23 mm
from the eyepiece frame (at –1 m–1)
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Specifications
Diopter Adjustment
–4.0 m to +4.0 m (diopter)
–1
–1
[LCD screen]
LCD panel
6.7 cm (2.7 type) TFT drive/Clear Photo LCD screen
Total number of dots
460 800 dots
[Exposure control]
Metering Cell
“Exmor” CMOS sensor
Metering method
1 200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Range
–2 EV to +17 EV (at ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4
lens)
ISO sensitivity (Recommended exposure index)
Still images: AUTO (ISO 100 – 3 200), ISO 100 to
16 000 (1 EV step)
Movies: AUTO (ISO 100 – 3 200 equivalent), ISO 100
to 3 200 equivalent (1 EV step)
Exposure compensation
±3.0 EV (1/3 EV step)
[Shutter]
Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane
type
Speed range
Still images: 1/4 000 second to 30 seconds, BULB
Movies: 1/4 000 second to 1/4 second (1/3 step), up to
1/60 second in AUTO mode
Flash sync speed
1/160 second
[Built-In-Flash]
Flash G.No.
GN 10 (in meters at ISO 100)
Recycling time
Approx. 4 seconds
Flash coverage
Covering 18 mm lens (focal length that the lens
indicates)
Flash compensation
±2.0 EV (1/3 EV step)
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Specifications
Flash range
ISO setting
Aperture F2.8
F4.0
F5.6
100 1 m – 3.6 m
(3.3 feet –
11.8 feet)
1 m – 2.5 m
(3.3 feet –
8.2 feet)
1 m – 1.8 m
(3.3 feet –
5.9 feet)
200 1 m – 5 m
(3.3 feet –
16.4 feet)
1 m – 3.6 m
(3.3 feet –
11.8 feet)
1 m – 2.5 m
(3.3 feet –
8.2 feet)
400 1.4 m – 7.1 m 1 m – 5 m
(4.6 feet –
(3.3 feet –
23.3 feet)
16.4 feet)
800 2 m – 10 m
(6.6 feet –
32.8 feet)
1 m – 3.6 m
(3.3 feet –
11.8 feet)
1.4 m – 7.1 m 1 m – 5 m
(4.6 feet –
(3.3 feet –
23.3 feet)
16.4 feet)
[Continuous shooting]
Continuous shooting speed
[Tele-zoom Cont. Priority AE]: Maximum 8 images per
second/
: Maximum 5 images per second/
:
Maximum 2.5 images per second
• Our measurement conditions. The speed of
continuous shooting may be slower, depending on
shooting conditions (Image size, ISO setting, High
ISO NR, or the setting of [Lens Comp.: Distortion]).
[Image zooming playback]
Scaling range
Image size: L: Approx. ×1.0 – ×15.4/M: Approx. ×1.0 –
×11.2/S: Approx. ×1.0 – ×7.7
Others
The maximum number of continuous shots
In [Tele-zoom Cont. Priority AE] mode
Fine: 16 images/Standard: 19 images
In Continuous shooting
Fine: 7 images/Standard: 8 images/RAW & JPEG:
5 images/RAW: 6 images
[Recording format]
File format
JPEG-compliant (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF
Baseline), RAW (Sony’s exclusive ARW2.3 format)
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Specifications
Movie (AVCHD format)
AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch, equipped with Dolby Digital
Stereo Creator
• Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
Movie (MP4 format)
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
[Recording media]
“Memory Stick XC Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” media, SD card
[Input/output terminals]
Multi/Micro USB Terminal* USB communication
* Supports Micro USB compatible device.
HDMI
Mic Terminal
HDMI type D micro jack
3.5 mm Stereo minijack
[Power, general]
Battery pack
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Power consumption (during shooting)
When using the viewfinder: Approx. 1.7 W
When using the LCD screen: Approx. 1.7 W
(With the SAL18552 lens attached, for shooting still
images)
[Others]
Microphone
Stereo
Speaker
Monaural
Print features
Exif Print compatible, PRINT Image Matching III
compatible, DPOF compatible
Dimensions (Approx.)
128.6 mm × 95.5 mm × 77.7 mm
(5 1/8 inches × 3 7/8 inches × 3 1/8 inches) (W/H/D,
excluding protrusions)
Mass (Approx.)
573 g (1 lb 4.2 oz) (with battery and “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” media)
492 g (1 lb 1.4 oz) (body only)
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
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Specifications
On image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
universal standard established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association).
• Playback on other equipment of images recorded using your camera and
playback on your camera of images recorded or edited using other equipment
are not guaranteed.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Battery charger/Battery
BC-VM10A Battery charger
Input rating
100 V - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 9 W
Output rating
DC 8.4 V, 0.75 A
Operating temperature range 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature range
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Maximum dimensions
Approx. 70 mm × 25 mm × 95 mm (2 7/8 inches ×
1 inch × 3 3/4 inches) (W/H/D)
Mass
Approx. 90 g (3.2 oz)
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Battery
Lithium-ion battery
DC 8.4 V
Nominal voltage
DC 7.2 V
Maximum charge voltage
DC 8.4 V
Others
Maximum voltage
Maximum charge current
2.0 A
Capacity
Typical
11.8 Wh (1 650 mAh)
Minimum
11.5 Wh (1 600 mAh)
Maximum dimensions
Approx. 38.2 mm × 20.5 mm × 55.6 mm
(1 9/16 inches × 13/16 inches × 2 1/4 inches) (W/H/D)
Mass
Approx. 78 g (2.8 oz)
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Specifications
Lens
Name (Model name)
DT 18-55mm
F3.5-5.6 SAM II
(SAL18552)
DT 55-200mm
F4-5.6 SAM
(SAL55200-2)
DT 18-135mm
F3.5-5.6 SAM
(SAL18135)
Equivalent 35mmformat focal length*
(mm)
27–82.5
82.5–300
27–202.5
Lens groups-elements
7–8
9–13
11–14
76°-29°
29°-8°
76°-12°
0.25 (0.82)
0.95 (3.2)
0.45 (1.48)
0.34
0.29
0.25
f/22-36
f/32-45
f/22-36
55
55
62
Dimensions (maximum
diameter × height)
(approx., mm (in.))
71.6×69
(2 7/8 × 2 3/4)
71.5×85
(2 7/8 × 3 3/8)
76×86
(3 × 3 1/2)
Mass (approx., g (oz.))
222 (7 7/8)
305 (10 3/4)
398 (14)
Angle of view*
Minimum focus** (m
(feet))
Maximum
magnification (X)
Minimum f-stop
Filter diameter (mm)
* The values for equivalent 35mm-format focal length and angle of view are based
on an Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera equipped with an APS-C sized image
sensor.
** Minimum focus is the shortest distance from the image sensor to the subject.
• This lens is equipped with a distance encoder. The distance encoder allows more
accurate measurement (ADI) by using a flash for ADI.
• Depending on the lens mechanism, the focal length may change with any change in
the shooting distance. The focal length assumes that the lens is focused at infinity.
• The infinity position provides for some adjustment to compensate for focus shift
caused by changes in temperature. To shoot a subject at infinite distance in MF
mode, use the viewfinder and set focus.
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Specifications
On focal length
The picture angle of this camera is narrower than that of a 35 mm-format
camera. You can find the approximate equivalent of the focal length of a 35 mmformat camera and shoot with the same picture angle by increasing the focal
length of your lens by half.
For example, by using a 50 mm lens, you can get the approximate equivalent of
a 75 mm lens on a 35 mm-format camera.
Others
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Specifications
Trademarks
•
is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick,”
, “Memory
Stick PRO,”
,
“Memory Stick Duo,”
, “Memory
Stick PRO Duo,”
, “Memory
Stick PRO-HG Duo,”
, “Memory
Stick XC-HG Duo,”
, “Memory
Stick Micro,” “MagicGate,” and
are trademarks
of Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of
Sony Corporation.
• “PhotoTV HD” is a trademark of
Sony Corporation.
• “AVCHD” and “AVCHD”
logotype are trademarks of
Panasonic Corporation and Sony
Corporation.
• Blu-ray Disc ™ and Blu-ray ™ are
trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc
Association.
• Dolby and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• Microsoft, Windows, DirectX, and
Windows Vista are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other
countries.
• The terms HDMI and HDMI HighDefinition Multimedia Interface,
and the HDMI Logo are trademarks
or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC in the United States
and other countries.
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• Mac and Mac OS are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
• Intel, Intel Core, MMX, and
Pentium are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Intel
Corporation.
• SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD3C, LLC.
• Eye-Fi is a trademark of Eye-Fi Inc.
• “ ” and “PlayStation” are
registered trademarks of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc.
• Adobe is a registered trademark or
a trademark of Adobe Systems
Incorporated in the United States
and/or other countries.
• Facebook and the “f” logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks
of Facebook, Inc.
• YouTube and the YouTube logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks
of Google Inc.
• In addition, system and product
names used in this manual are, in
general, trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective
developers or manufacturers.
However, the ™ or ® marks are not
used in all cases in this manual.
• Add further enjoyment with your
PlayStation 3 by downloading the
application for PlayStation 3 from
PlayStation Store (where available.)
Specifications
• The application for PlayStation 3
requires PlayStation Network
account and application download.
Accessible in areas where the
PlayStation Store is available.
Others
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Index
Index
A
AEL w/ shutter ...........................56
AF area .......................................53
AF Illuminator ............................56
AF Track. Duration ....................56
Aperture Priority.........................36
Area Setting ................................28
Aspect Ratio ...............................55
Audio Recording ........................57
Audio signals ..............................61
Auto Object Framing ..................53
Auto Review ...............................57
Autoflash ....................................42
Autofocus Mode .........................53
B
Battery pack..........................19, 21
Beep sound (Audio signals)........61
Bracket: Cont..............................45
C
Charging battery pack.................19
Cleaning Mode ...........................61
Clear Image Zoom ......................55
Color Space ................................56
Computer ....................................66
Cont. Shooting ............................45
Control button.............................51
Creative Style .............................54
CTRL FOR HDMI .....................61
D
Date/Time Setup .........................27
DC IN terminal ...........................16
Delete..........................................34
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Demo Mode ............................... 61
Digital Zoom.............................. 55
Diopter-adjustment .................... 29
Disc creation .............................. 69
DISP........................................... 46
DISP Button(Finder).................. 57
DISP Button(Monitor) ............... 57
Display ....................................... 46
Display All Info. ........................ 46
Display Card Space.................... 60
Drive Mode ................................ 45
DRO/Auto HDR ........................ 54
E
e-Front Curtain Shutter .............. 59
Enlarged image .......................... 48
EV scale ..................................... 43
Exposure compensation ............. 43
Eyepiece sensor ......................... 14
Eye-Start AF .............................. 57
F
Face Registration ....................... 59
File Format................................. 56
File Number ............................... 60
Fill-flash..................................... 42
FINDER/LCD Setting ............... 57
Flash Comp................................ 53
Flash control .............................. 56
Flash Mode .......................... 41, 75
Flash Off .............................. 30, 42
Fn ......................................... 51, 53
Focal length ............................... 87
Focus hold.................................. 58
Focus Hold Button ..................... 58
Folder Name .............................. 60
Index
Format ........................................ 60
Func. of AEL button .................. 58
Function button .................... 52, 53
G
Graphic Display ......................... 46
Grid Line.................................... 57
H
Handbook................................... 76
Hand-held Twilight.................... 38
HDMI......................................... 50
HDMI Resolution ...................... 61
High ISO NR ............................. 56
I
Image Data Converter .......... 65, 67
Image Index ............................... 49
Image Size.................................. 47
In-Camera Guide........................ 62
Index .......................................... 49
Initialize ..................................... 61
Install ......................................... 66
Intelligent Auto .......................... 30
ISO ............................................. 53
ISO Button ................................. 58
L
M
Mac............................................. 67
Macro ......................................... 38
Manual Exposure ....................... 36
Memory card .............................. 21
MENU ........................................ 55
Menu .......................................... 55
Menu start .................................. 60
Metering Mode........................... 53
Microphone jack ........................ 16
Mode Dial Guide........................ 60
MOVIE....................................... 32
Movie ......................................... 32
MOVIE Button........................... 58
Multi interface shoe ................... 15
N
New Folder................................. 60
Night Portrait.............................. 38
Night Scene ................................ 38
No Disp. Info.............................. 46
Number of recordable
images .............................. 77, 78
P
Panorama: Direction .................. 55
Panorama: Size........................... 47
Peaking Color............................. 58
Peaking Level............................. 58
Picture Effect.............................. 54
Playback Display........................ 59
PlayMemories Home............ 64, 66
Portrait........................................ 38
Power Save................................. 61
Power Saving Start Time ........... 61
Pressing halfway down .............. 31
Preview Button........................... 58
Index
Landscape .................................. 38
Language.................................... 61
LCD Brightness ......................... 60
LCD screen .......................... 35, 71
Lens...................................... 18, 24
Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber............ 58
Lens Comp.: Distortion.............. 59
Lens Comp.: Shading................. 58
Live View Display ..................... 58
Lock-on AF................................ 53
Long Exposure NR..................... 56
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Index
Program Auto .............................36
Protect.........................................59
Q
Quality ........................................55
R
Rear Sync....................................42
Record Setting ............................56
Recording information display ...46
Recording movies .......................32
Recover Image DB .....................60
Red Eye Reduction .....................57
Release w/o Lens ........................57
Remaining battery level..............23
Remote Camera Control .............68
S
S. Auto Cont. Shooting...............57
S. Auto Image Extract. ...............57
Scene Selection...........................38
SCN ............................................38
Select REC Folder ......................60
Self-timer ....................................45
Setting the clock .........................27
Shooting......................................30
Shooting mode............................36
Shooting Tip List ........................63
Shooting Tips..............................62
Shoulder strap .............................16
Shutter Priority ...........................36
Single Bracket ............................45
Single Shooting ..........................45
Slide Show..................................59
SLOW SYNC .............................42
Slow Sync. ..................................42
Smile/Face Detect.......................53
Software......................................64
Specifications............................. 81
Specify Printing ......................... 59
Sports Action ............................. 38
SteadyShot ................................. 56
Still/Movie Select ...................... 59
Strap ........................................... 16
Sunset......................................... 38
Superior Auto............................. 37
Sweep Panorama........................ 39
T
T8 ............................................... 40
Tele-zoom Cont. Priority AE..... 40
Time zone .................................. 28
U
Upload Settings.......................... 61
USB Connection .................. 61, 68
USB LUN Setting ...................... 61
V
Version....................................... 61
View Mode ................................ 59
Viewfinder Bright. ..................... 60
Viewfinder Color Temp............. 60
Viewing image........................... 33
Viewing images on a TV
screen ..................................... 50
Volume Settings......................... 59
W
WB bracket ................................ 45
White Balance............................ 54
Wind Noise Reduct.................... 57
Windows .............................. 64, 67
Wireless ..................................... 42
Z
Zoom.......................................... 30
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