4-424-111-11(1)
Interchangeable Lens Digital HD
Table of Contents
Video Camera Recorder
Getting Started
Operating Guide
E-mount
Recording
Playback
Editing
Using the Menu
Connecting with another
device
Troubleshooting
Additional Information
NEX-FS700U/FS700UK/FS700E/FS700EK/FS700/FS700K
Read this first
Before operating this unit, please read this
manual thoroughly, and retain it for future
reference.
Notes on use
Using the camcorder
for effective use. However, there may be
some tiny black points and/or bright
points (white, red, blue, or green in color)
that appear constantly on the LCD screen.
These points are normal results of the
manufacturing process and do not affect
the recording in any way.
White, red, blue or green
point
• Do not hold the camcorder by the
following parts, and also do not hold the
camcorder by the jack covers.
Lens
Black point
LCD screen
On sunlight
Microphone or
Microphone holder
Large LCD
viewfinder
b Notes
• The camcorder is not dustproof, dripproof or
waterproof. See “About handling of your
camcorder” (p. 126).
• When connecting the camcorder to another
device with communication cables, be sure to
insert the connector plug in the correct way.
Pushing the plug forcibly into the terminal will
damage the terminal and may result in a
malfunction of the camcorder.
• Use your camcorder in accordance with country/
region regulations.
On the LCD screen and lens
• A menu item that is grayed out is not
available under the current recording or
playback conditions.
• The LCD screen is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology, so
over 99.99% of the pixels are operational
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• Do not record the sun or leave the
camcorder under the sun for a long time.
The internal parts of the camcorder may
be damaged. If sunlight is focused on a
nearby object, it may cause a fire. When
you must place the camcorder under direct
sunlight, attach the front lens cap.
• Do not expose your camcorder’s
viewfinder, lens, or LCD screen to the sun
or strong light source for extended
periods. Doing so may cause a
malfunction of the camcorder.
• Do not attempt to record the sun directly.
Doing so may cause a malfunction of the
camcorder.
• Do not look at the sun or a strong light
through a removed lens. This may cause
irrecoverable damage to your eyes. Also,
this may cause a malfunction.
On the temperature of your camcorder
and battery pack
Your camcorder has a protective function
that disables recording or playback if the
temperature of your camcorder or battery
pack is beyond the safely operable range. In
this case, a message appears on the LCD
screen (p. 117).
On recording
• In order to stabilize memory card
operation, it is recommended that you
format the memory card when you use it
with your camcorder for the first time. All
data recorded on the memory card will be
erased by formatting, and cannot be
recovered. Save important data on the
memory card on other media such as a
computer, before formatting the memory
card.
• Before starting to record, test the
recording function to make sure the
picture and sound are recorded without
any problems.
• Compensation for the loss of the content
of recordings or the loss of recording
opportunities cannot be provided, even if
recording or playback is not possible due
to a malfunction of the camcorder, storage
media, etc., or even if images or sounds
are distorted due to the limits of the
capabilities of the camcorder.
• TV color systems differ depending on the
countries/regions. To view your
recordings on a TV, you need to set [60i/
50i SEL] in accordance with the country/
region.
• Television programs, films, video tapes,
and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials
may be contrary to the copyright laws.
• Because of the way that the image device
(CMOS sensor) reads out image signals,
the following phenomena may occur.
– The subjects passing by the frame rapidly
might appear crooked depending on the
recording conditions. (This phenomenon may
be notable in displays having high motion
resolution.)
– Horizontal lines appear on the LCD screen
during recording under fluorescent lights,
sodium lamps or mercury lamps. The
phenomena can be reduced by adjusting the
shutter speed (p. 45).
– Images on the LCD screen look horizontally
divided when a subject is continuously lit
with a flash. The effect of this phenomenon
may be reduced by using a slower shutter
speed. Also, you may try using the “Content
Management Utility” software on the
supplied CD-ROM to repair the image.
DVD media recorded with high
definition image quality (HD)
DVD media recorded with high definition
image quality (HD) can be played back
with devices that are compatible with the
AVCHD format. You cannot play discs
recorded with high definition image quality
(HD) with DVD players/recorders as they
are not compatible with the AVCHD
format. If you insert a disc recorded with
the AVCHD format (high definition image
quality (HD)) into a DVD player/recorder,
you may not be able to eject the disc.
Save all your recorded image data
• To prevent your image data from being
lost, save all your recorded images on
external media periodically. To save
images on a computer, see page 107. To
save images on an external device, see
page 104.
• Movies recorded with the recording mode
set to PS or FX on [
REC FORMAT]
can be saved on an external media device
and Blu-ray disc only (p. 104).
To handle the recorded images on
your computer
Refer to “Help” on the supplied CD-ROM
“Content Management Utility.”
Format the recording media using
[MEDIA FORMAT] if images are not
recorded or played back properly
If you continue recording and deleting
images on recording media for a long time,
the files on that recording media may be
fragmented. As a result, you may not be
able to record and save images properly. If
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Read this first (Continued)
this happens, save images on a separate
recordable media, such as a disc or
computer, then format the recording media
(p. 80).
About the operation of the camcorder
You can operate the camcorder using the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial (p. 28, 82), V/v/B/
b/EXEC buttons (p. 82), and the touch
panel. However, you cannot use the touch
panel to make some settings such as the
MENU items.
About this manual
• Operations in the manual are described
using the E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens
supplied with the NEX-FS700UK/
FS700EK/FS700K. When the operation
differs depending on the lens used, you
will find the relevant information in
“Notes” or “Tips.”
• The value you can set in [
REC
FORMAT], etc., depends on the [60i/50i
SEL] setting. In this manual, the values
for both [60i] and [50i] settings are
described.
• Memory cards and a flash memory unit
are both referred to as recording media in
this manual.
• The images of the LCD screen used in this
manual for illustration purposes are
captured using a digital still camera, and
therefore may appear different.
• The on-screen displays in each local
language are used for illustrating the
operating procedures. Change the screen
language before using your camcorder if
necessary (p. 29).
• Design and specifications of recording
media and other accessories are subject to
change without notice.
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About the location of the nameplate
The nameplate is located on left side of the
unit (circled below).
Identifying parts and controls
Body
The numbers in ( ) are reference pages.
A ASSIGN 1/2*/3/4/5*/6 button (64)
B GAIN/ISO button (44)
C WHT BAL button* (47)
D S&Q button (49)
E Gain/ISO switch (44)
F White balance memory switch (47)
G
(one push) button (47)
H SEL/PUSH EXEC dial (28, 82)
I SHUTTER SPEED button (45)
J AUTO/MANUAL switch (43)
K DISPLAY button (70)
L MENU button** (28, 82)
M STATUS CHECK button (71)
N PICTURE PROFILE button* (56)
* ASSIGN 2 button, ASSIGN 5 button,
PICTURE PROFILE button, and WHT BAL
button have raised tactile dots for your
convenience in locating the buttons.
**MENU button has a raised tactile bar for your
convenience in locating the buttons.
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Identifying parts and controls (Continued)
A Front recording lamp (102)
The recording lamp flashes if the remaining
capacity of recording media or battery is low.
B Expansion receptacles
For 1/4-20UNC screws (shorter than 5.5 mm)
C Accessory shoe receptacles
D Accessory shoe (25)
E Tape measure hook (38)
F Image sensor position index (38)
G IRIS PUSH AUTO button (43)
H Iris ring (43)
I ND FILTER switch (46)
J IRIS button (43)
K FOCUS switch (37)
L FOCUS HOLD/PUSH AUTO button
(38)
M HOLD switch (63)
N Hook for cable stopper/shoulder strap
O BATT RELEASE button (20)
P Access lamp
Q Memory card slot (31)
R Battery pack (19)
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S Tripod receptacles
For 1/4-20UNC screws
For attaching a tripod with a screw shorter
than 5.5 mm (sold separately).
A Hook for cable stopper/shoulder strap
To attach a cable stopper (supplied)
B Cable clamp
Attach a cable stopper (supplied) to the
hooks for cable stopper/shoulder strap.
C Flash memory unit RELEASE lever
(32)
D Flash memory unit mount (32)
E Flash memory unit jack
F Grip respectable (27)
G Lens release button (22)
H PHOTO button (33)
I START/STOP button (33)
J MODE button (33)
K Lens mount (21)
L Image sensor
M Lens contacts
Do not touch or dirty the lens contacts.
N Lens lock pin
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Identifying parts and controls (Continued)
A LCD screen/touch panel (29)
B REMOTE jack
The REMOTE jack is used for controlling
playback, etc. on the video device and
peripherals connected to it.
C i (headphones) jack
For connecting stereo mini-jack headphones.
D HEADPHONE MONITOR switch (55)
E Rear recording lamp (102)
The recording lamp flashes if the remaining
capacity of recording media or battery is low.
F Remote sensor (103)
G 3G/HD/SD SDI OUT jack (72)
H HDMI OUT jack (72)
I COMPONENT OUT jack (72)
J VIDEO OUT/AUDIO OUT jacks (72,
106)
K INPUT 2 jack (26)
L LCD HOLD dial (29)
M INPUT 1 jack
N (USB) jack (104, 107)
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O DC IN jack (20)
A INPUT 1 switch (53)
S VOLUME buttons* (66)
B CH1 (INPUT 1/INPUT 2) switch (53)
* VOLUME+ button, and PLAY button have
raised tactile dots for your convenience in
locating the buttons.
C CH1 (AUTO/MAN) switch (53)
D AUDIO LEVEL (CH1) dial (53)
E INPUT 2 switch (53)
F CH2 (INPUT 1/INPUT 2) switch (53)
G CH2 (AUTO/MAN) switch (53)
H AUDIO LEVEL (CH2) dial (53)
I Playback control buttons (STOP/
PAUSE/PREV/PLAY*/NEXT/SCAN/
SLOW) (66)
J V/v/B/b/EXEC buttons (82)
K POWER switch (28)
L START/STOP button (33)
M RESET button
If you press the RESET button, all settings
including the clock setting (except the picture
profile settings) return to the default.
N DATA CODE button (70)
O TC/U-BIT button
Switches between time code and user bit to
display on the LCD screen.
P DISPLAY button (70)
Q VISUAL INDEX button (66)
R MENU button (28, 82)
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Identifying parts and controls (Continued)
Lens (supplied with NEX-FS700UK/FS700EK/FS700K)
A Front lens cap
B Zoom lock switch
C Rear lens cap
D Zooming ring (36)
E Hood index
F Focusing ring (37)
G Mounting index (21)
H Focal-length scale
I Focal-length index
J Lens contacts
Do not touch or dirty the lens contacts.
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Wireless Remote Commander
Remove the insulation sheet before using
the Wireless Remote Commander.
Insulation sheet
b Notes
• Aim the Wireless Remote Commander towards
the remote sensor to operate your camcorder.
• Point the remote sensor away from strong light
sources such as direct sunlight or overhead
lighting. Otherwise, the Wireless Remote
Commander may not function properly.
• When you are operating with the Wireless
Remote Commander supplied with your
camcorder, your video device may also operate.
In that case, select a commander mode other
than DVD2 for your video device, or cover the
sensor of your video device with black paper.
To change the battery of the Wireless
Remote Commander
1 While pressing on the tab, inset your
fingernail into the slit to pull out the battery
case.
2 Place a new battery with the + side facing
up.
3 Insert the battery case back into the
Wireless Remote Commander until it
clicks.
A DATA CODE button (70)
Tab
B TC RESET button (62)
C SCAN/SLOW buttons (66)
D . > (PREV/NEXT) buttons (66)
E PLAY button (66)
F STOP button (66)
G DISPLAY button (70)
H Transmitter
I START/STOP button (33)
J Power zoom buttons
You cannot use this button with this
camcorder.
WARNING
Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble or dispose of in
fire.
• When the lithium battery becomes weak, the
operating distance of the Wireless Remote
Commander may shorten, or the Wireless
Remote Commander may not function properly.
In this case, replace the battery with a Sony
CR2025 lithium battery. Use of another battery
may present a risk of fire or explosion.
K PAUSE button (66)
L MODE button
M b/B/v/V/ENTER buttons
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Screen indicators
Center
Upper right
Upper left
Indicator
Meaning
>9999
Number of recordable
still images
Bottom
Bottom
100%
Meaning
1/64ND
1/16ND
1/4ND
ND filter
Face detection [ON]
Upper left
Indicator
Indicator
ISO800
ISO
Meaning
PEAKING (96)
Remaining battery
/
SET (43),
REC FORMAT (42)
WIDE REC (92)
ZEBRA (96)
STEADYSHOT (90)
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Manual focus (37)
~
Image size
Center
Indicator
Meaning
z
AE/AF lock
Picture profile (56)
F3.5
Iris (43)
9dB
Gain (44)
100 180°
Shutter speed (45)
Manual volume control
(55)
Vibration warning
AUDIO FORMAT
Recording media
REC STBY
Recording status (33)
E
Warning (117)
N
Playback indicator (66)
Upper right
Meaning
0min
Estimated remaining
recording time
Recording/playback
media
Time code
(hour:minute:second:
frame)
Movie still image
capture display
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-2.0EV
AE SHIFT (89)
Auto setting (97)
n
B
A
White balance (47)
HISTOGRAM (95)
Indicator
00:00:00:00
(94)
z Tips
• Indicators may look different or appear at
different positions.
Data code during recording
The recording date, time and condition are
recorded automatically on the recording
media. They are not displayed while
recording. However, you can check them
by pressing the DATA CODE button
(p. 70).
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Table of Contents
Read this first ........................................................................................... 2
Identifying parts and controls ................................................................... 5
Body ...................................................................................................... 5
Lens (supplied with NEX-FS700UK/FS700EK/FS700K) ...................... 10
Wireless Remote Commander............................................................. 11
Screen indicators ................................................................................... 12
Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied items ............................................................ 17
Step 2: Charging the battery pack ......................................................... 19
Step 3: Attaching the lens ...................................................................... 21
Step 4: Attaching the handle, microphone and grip ............................... 25
Step 5: Turning on the camcorder and setting the date and time .......... 28
Changing the language setting........................................................... 29
Setting [60i/50i SEL] ............................................................................ 29
Step 6: Adjusting the LCD screen .......................................................... 29
Step 7: Preparing the recording media .................................................. 31
Recording
Recording ............................................................................................... 33
Recording movies ............................................................................... 33
Recording still images......................................................................... 35
Zooming .............................................................................................. 36
Adjusting the focus ................................................................................. 37
Using automatic focus/fixed focus temporarily
(Push auto focus/Focus hold).............................................................. 38
Using the expanded focus (Expanded focus) .................................... 38
Focusing by touching the LCD screen (Spot focus) ........................... 39
Focusing on a detected face (Face detection) ................................... 39
Using focus transition.......................................................................... 40
Changing the recording setting/image size ............................................ 42
Selecting the recording format for high definition image
quality (HD) ......................................................................................... 42
Selecting high definition image quality (HD) or standard definition
image quality (SD)............................................................................... 43
Selecting the image size for still images ............................................. 43
Adjusting the brightness ......................................................................... 43
Adjusting the iris.................................................................................. 43
Adjusting the gain/ISO sensitivity........................................................ 44
Adjusting the shutter speed ................................................................ 45
To adjust the amount of light (ND filter)............................................... 46
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Adjusting the color tone ..........................................................................47
Adjusting the white balance................................................................ 47
Adjusting the black balance ............................................................... 48
Slow & Quick Motion recording ..............................................................49
Recording with the Slow & Quick Motion function .............................. 49
To record with the Super Slow Motion function .................................. 50
Audio setup ............................................................................................53
Useful functions ......................................................................................56
Customizing the picture quality (Picture profile) ................................. 56
Setting time data ................................................................................. 62
Preventing accidental operation (HOLD switch)................................. 63
Reviewing the most recently recorded scene (Last Scene Review)... 63
Table of Contents
Recording sound via the supplied microphone.................................. 54
Recording sound from an external audio device................................ 54
Adjusting the volume .......................................................................... 55
Setting the headphone sound............................................................. 55
Assigning the functions to the ASSIGN buttons .....................................64
Playback
Playback .................................................................................................66
Playing back movies ........................................................................... 66
Playing back still images .................................................................... 69
Changing/checking the settings in your camcorder ................................70
Changing the screen display .............................................................. 70
Displaying recording data (Data code) .............................................. 70
Checking the settings in your camcorder (Status check)................... 71
Connecting a monitor or a TV ................................................................72
Editing
Protecting recorded movies and still images (Protect) ...........................75
Dividing a movie .....................................................................................76
Deleting movies and still images ............................................................77
Copying movies and still images ............................................................78
Capturing still images from a movie .......................................................79
Formatting the recording media .............................................................80
Preventing data on recording media from being recovered ...................80
Repairing the image database file ..........................................................81
Using the Menu
Operating the menu ................................................................................82
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Table of Contents (Continued)
Menu items ............................................................................................ 84
(CAMERA SET) menu .................................................................... 88
Settings to adjust your camcorder to the recording conditions
(GAIN SET/
STEADYSHOT, etc.)
(REC/OUT SET) menu ................................................................... 92
Recording settings, input and output settings (REC SET/VIDEO OUT)
(AUDIO SET) menu ........................................................................... 94
Settings for the audio recording (
AUDIO FORMAT/XLR SET, etc.)
(DISPLAY SET) menu ..................................................................... 95
Display settings (MARKER/DISPLAY OUTPUT, etc.)
(TC/UB SET) menu ......................................................................... 99
Time code settings (TC PRESET/UB PRESET/TC FORMAT, etc.)
(OTHERS) menu ............................................................................ 101
Settings while recording or other basic settings (AREA SET/BEEP, etc.)
Connecting with another device
Saving images on an external media device ....................................... 104
Creating a standard definition image quality (SD)
disc with a recorder, etc. .......................................................... 106
Saving images with a computer ........................................................... 107
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ................................................................................... 109
Warning indicators and messages ....................................................... 117
Additional Information
Recording time of movies and the number of recordable photos ........ 119
Using your camcorder abroad .............................................................. 121
File/folder structure on the memory card and the flash memory unit ... 122
Maintenance and precautions .............................................................. 123
About the AVCHD format .................................................................. 123
About the memory card..................................................................... 123
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.............................................. 124
About handling of your camcorder ................................................... 126
Specifications ....................................................................................... 129
Index .................................................................................................... 134
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Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied items
Make sure that you have following items
supplied with your camcorder.
The number in the parentheses indicates the
number of that item supplied.
A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 72, 106)
AC Adaptor (AC-PW10) (1) (p. 20)
USB cable (1) (p. 104, 107)
USB Adaptor Cable (1) (p. 104)
Large LCD viewfinder (1) (p. 30)
Getting Started
Charger (AC-VL1) (1) (p. 19)
Power cord (mains lead) (2) (p. 19)
Large eyecup (1) (p. 30)
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-F770) (1)
(p. 19, 124)
Wind Screen (1), Microphone (ECM-XM1)
(1) (p. 26)
Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-845)
(1) (p. 11)
Grip (1) (p. 27)
A button-type lithium battery is already installed.
Component video cable (1) (p. 72)
Flash memory unit jack cover (1) (p. 32)
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Step 1: Checking supplied items (Continued)
Body cap (attached to the camcorder) (1)
(p. 21)
Only for NEX-FS700UK/FS700EK/
FS700K
Zoom lens (E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS)
(1) (p. 21)
Cable stopper (1) (p. 7)
Handle (1) (attached to the camcorder)
(p. 25)
Lens hood (1) (p. 23)
Front lens cap (1), rear lens cap (1)
(attached to the lens) (p. 21)
Microphone holder (1) (p. 26)
CD-ROM “Content Management Utility” (1)
CD-ROM “Manuals for Interchangeable
Lens Digital HD Video Camera Recorder”
(1)
Operating Guide (2)
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Step 2: Charging the battery pack
You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack (L series) with the supplied
Charger.
b Notes
• You can use a large capacity battery pack, NPF770 (supplied) or NP-F970 (sold separately),
with your camcorder. You cannot use NP-F570.
Power cord
(mains lead)
The charge lamp turns off (normal charge).
If you continue charging 1 more hour after
the charge lamp turns off, you can use the
battery a little longer (full charge).
Remove the battery pack from the Charger
when the charge is completed.
To attach the battery pack
Press the battery pack against the back of
your camcorder and slide it in the direction
of the arrow.
Charge lamp
Getting Started
To the wall outlet
(wall socket)
After charging the battery
Mode switch
Charger
1 Set the mode switch to CHARGE.
z Tips
• You can check the remaining battery life with
the status check function (p. 71).
2 Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the Charger and the wall
outlet (wall socket).
3 Place the battery pack in the slot
of the Charger, press it down, and
slide it in the direction of the
arrow.
The charge lamp turns on and charging
starts.
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Step 2: Charging the battery pack (Continued)
To remove the battery pack
Using an outside power source
Slide the POWER switch to OFF. Push the
BATT RELEASE (battery release) button
and slide the battery pack in the direction of
the arrow.
By using the supplied AC Adaptor, you can
use the camcorder on AC power (house
current), without worrying about running
out of power.
BATT RELEASE
button
Connect the AC Adaptor and the power
cord (mains lead) to the DC IN jack of your
camcorder and the wall outlet (wall socket).
DC IN jack
To the wall outlet
(wall socket)
To store the battery pack
DC plug
If the battery pack is not in use for a while,
run down the battery and store it (p. 125).
AC
Adaptor
Charging time
Approximate time (minute) required when
you charge a fully discharged battery pack.
Battery pack
Normal charge
Full charge time
time
NP-F770
250
310
NP-F970
365
425
b Notes
• The supplied battery pack is NP-F770.
• You cannot use the NP-F570 battery pack with
your camcorder.
On the battery pack
• Before changing the battery pack, slide the
POWER switch to OFF.
• The Battery Info (p. 71) will not be correctly
displayed under the following conditions.
– The battery pack is not attached correctly.
– The battery pack is damaged.
– The battery pack is worn-out.
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Power cord (mains
lead)
b Notes
• You cannot use the connecting cord DK-415,
DK-215 with your camcorder.
On the AC Adaptor/Charger
• Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when
using the AC Adaptor/Charger. Disconnect the
AC Adaptor/Charger from the wall outlet (wall
socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs
while using your camcorder.
• Do not use the AC Adaptor/Charger placed in a
narrow space, such as between a wall and
furniture.
• Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC
Adaptor/Charger or battery terminal with any
metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction.
Step 3: Attaching the lens
This manual explains how to attach a lens
using the E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens
that comes with NEX-FS700UK/FS700EK/
FS700K.
Hold the camcorder body with the front end
downward, and quickly change the lens
somewhere away from dusty locations so as
to keep dust or debris from getting inside
the camcorder body.
camcorder body and the rear lens
cap from the lens.
Mounting indexes (white)
b Notes
• When attaching a lens, do not press the lens
release button.
• Attach the lens to the camcorder squarely,
without excessive force. Mounting the lens
forcibly may result in a malfunction or damage
of the lens mount and ND filter.
• There may be a gap between the lens and the
lens mount, depending on the lens attached.
This is normal.
Getting Started
1 Remove the body cap from the
z Tips
• When you have changed the lens, it is
recommended to adjust the black balance (p. 48)
before recording. When you adjust the black
balance, make sure that the front lens cap is
attached.
2 Mount the lens by aligning the
mounting indexes (white) on the
lens and the camcorder body.
While pushing the lens lightly
toward the camcorder body, turn
the lens clockwise.
The lens is mounted when it clicks into
the locked position.
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Step 3: Attaching the lens (Continued)
Removing the lens
1 While pressing the lens release
button all the way in, turn the lens
counterclockwise until it stops.
When you remove the lens, make sure
that you hold both of the lens and the
camcorder body.
b Notes
• When changing the lens, if dust or debris
adheres to the glass surface of the mount, it may
appear on the image, depending on the shooting
conditions. The glass surface of the mount has
an anti-dust coating, to prevent dust from
adhering to the image sensor. However, attach
or remove the lens quickly somewhere away
from dusty locations.
• Do not leave the camcorder body with the lens
and body cap removed.
Lens release button
If dust or debris adheres on the glass
surface of the mount
Turn off the camcorder and detach the lens.
Clean the glass surface of the mount and the
surrounding area using a blower (sold
separately), and then reattach the lens.
2 Replace the rear lens cap on the
lens and attach the body cap to
the camcorder body.
Align the mark on the body cap to the
mounting index, and turn the cap
clockwise.
b Notes
• Do not use a spray blower because it may scatter
water droplets inside the camcorder body.
• Hold the camcorder’s face downward to prevent
the dust from resettling in the camcorder.
• If you cannot clean the glass surface of the
mount by the above procedure, consult your
Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
Align the marks.
Before you attach caps, remove dust
from them.
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To attach the lens hood
Align the red line of the lens hood to that of
the lens and mount the lens hood on the
lens. Turn the lens hood clockwise until the
red dot of the lens hood and the red line of
the lens align with a click.
Mount adaptor
Using a mount adaptor (sold separately),
you can attach an A-mount lens (sold
separately) to your camcorder. For details,
refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the mount adaptor.
Getting Started
When storing the lens, fit the lens hood
onto the lens backwards.
The available functions differ depending on
the mount adaptor type.
LA-EA1
Functions
Autofocus
Available in photo mode with
SAM/SSM lens only*
AF system
Contrast AF
AF/MF Select Switchable on the lens
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Step 3: Attaching the lens (Continued)
LA-EA2
• It may take a long time or may be difficult for
the camcorder to focus, depending on the lens
used or the subject.
Functions
Autofocus
Movie: Continuous
Photo: Single
AF system
Phase-detection AF
AF/MF Select SAM: switchable on the lens
SSM: must be switched on the
lens and with the FOCUS
switch of the camcorder
Other lenses: switchable with
the FOCUS switch of the
camcorder
* With LA-EA1, autofocus speed with an Amount lens attached will be slower compared to
an E-mount lens. (When an A-mount lens is
attached, the autofocus speed will be about 2
seconds to 7 seconds, when shooting under
Sony measurement condition. The speed may
vary depending on the subject, ambient light,
etc.)
AF area display
When using an A-mount lens with a mount
adaptor, the camcorder displays in-focus
frames.
Autofocusing: The frame of the area that is
in focus turns green.
Manual focusing: The frame of the area that
is in focus turns green. This can assist
focusing.
When using the LA-EA1 (only in
photo mode)
Displays only when autofocusing
Operations when using LA-EA2
• Aperture is set to F3.5 when you record
movies with autofocusing. When you are
using a lens with an F3.5 or smaller Fstop, aperture is set to the maximum Fstop of the lens. When you want to set
your own value for aperture, select
manual focusing. Adjusting the aperture
during recording may cause the noise or
turn the LCD screen brighter.
• The iris will not adjust automatically in
movie mode.
When using the LA-EA2
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
b Notes
• Some lenses may not be usable or may have
limited functionality. Check the dedicated
support web site or consult your local
authorized Sony service facility on compatible
lenses.
• The sound of the lens and the camcorder in
operation may be recorded during movie
recording. You can avoid this by recording
without the microphone, or by setting the CH1
(AUTO/MAN) switch or CH2 (AUTO/MAN)
switch to MAN and the AUDIO LEVEL dial to
0 (p. 53).
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b Notes
• AF area is not displayed during Super Slow
Motion recording.
Step 4: Attaching the handle, microphone and
grip
Attaching the handle
The handle is attached to the camcorder at
the factory.
1 Slide the handle into the
accessory shoe in the direction of
the arrow.
Removing the handle
Remove the handle using the reversed
procedure for attaching.
z Tips
• The screw holes of the handle are for 1/420UNC screws (22 mm in length).
Remove the handle, and fully insert the
accessory shoe plate (p. 26) in the direction
of the arrow.
Accessory shoe plate
Getting Started
To attach an accessory without using
the handle
Accessory shoe
2 While pressing the screw down,
turn it clockwise to fasten the
handle.
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Step 4: Attaching the handle, microphone and grip (Continued)
Attaching the microphone
Attach the microphone holder to the handle.
4 Connect the plug of the
microphone to the INPUT 2 jack
F.
Put the microphone cable into the cable
clamp A.
If the light to the lens is blocked
Certain types of microphone may block the
light to the lens. If this happens, change the
position of the accessory shoe and the
microphone holder.
1 Attach the microphone holder D
to the accessory shoe E of the
handle, then secure with the
screw of the microphone holder.
2 Remove the 4 screws from the
accessory shoe at the front of the
handle.
2 Attach the wind screen C to the
3 Place the accessory shoe so its
protrusions align with the recesses of
the accessory shoe mount at the back of
the handle, then fix it to the mount with
the 4 screws.
3 Place the microphone B in the
4 Insert the accessory shoe plate in the
direction of the arrow on the plate
surface until the end of the plate
engages the end of the shoe.
supplied microphone B.
microphone holder D with the
model name facing upward, close
the cover, and shut the clamp.
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1 Lift the edge of the accessory shoe plate
at the front of the handle and pull it in
the direction opposite to that of the
arrow on the accessory shoe plate and
remove it from the accessory shoe.
5 Attach the microphone holder to the
accessory shoe that has been moved to
the back of the handle.
Grip buttons
The grip has the following buttons.
Attaching the grip
You can rotate the grip to suit shooting
angles.
B Zoom lever (This is for future function
enhancement, and not available at time
of purchase.)
Getting Started
A IRIS PUSH AUTO button (p. 43)
C PHOTO button (p. 33)
D EXPANDED FOCUS button (p. 38)
E START/STOP button (p. 33)
When changing the grip angle
Unfasten the knob, adjust the angle, then
tighten the knob.
1 Align the metal edge of the
camcorder body 1 and the metal
edge of the grip. Choose the grip
angle, and fasten the grip
securely by pushing and turning
the knob 2 clockwise.
2 Connect the cable to the REMOTE
jack.
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Step 5: Turning on the camcorder and setting
the date and time
Turning on the camcorder
Slide the POWER switch to ON while
pressing the green button.
When you use your camcorder for the first
time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears.
SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial
Press and hold the
green button.
MENU button
When you set the date and time again, press
the MENU button, and select
(OTHERS) t [CLOCK SET].
1 Select your area by turning the
To turn off the power
Slide the POWER switch to OFF.
b Notes
• If warning messages appear on the LCD screen,
follow the instructions.
Setting the date and time
Set the date and time when you use your
camcorder for the first time.
z Tips
• If you do not use your camcorder for about 3
months, the built-in rechargeable battery gets
discharged and the date and time settings may
be cleared from the memory. In that case,
charge the rechargeable battery and then set the
date and time again (p. 128).
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SEL/PUSH EXEC dial, then press
the dial.
Step 6: Adjusting the
LCD screen
2 Set [SUMMERTIME], [Y] (year),
[M] (month), [D] (day), hour and
minute, by turning the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial, then press the dial.
Using the LCD screen
The LCD panel is placed above the
centerline of the lens, on the same angle as
the lens views the subject, so the subject
will be captured as you see it.
The LCD screen can be rotated right or left,
allowing a person other than the camera
operator to see the image.
The clock starts.
• Set [SUMMERTIME] to [ON] to move the
time forward 1 hour.
• You can set any year up to the year 2037.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and
noon as 12:00 PM.
Getting Started
150 degrees
90 degrees
z Tips
• The date and time are automatically recorded on
the selected recording media, and can be
displayed during playback (DATA CODE
button, p. 70).
Changing the language setting
You can change the on-screen displays to
show messages in a specified language.
Press the MENU button and select
(OTHERS) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial. Select the screen language in
[LANGUAGE] (p. 102).
180
degrees
To set and hold the LCD screen angle
Turn the LCD HOLD dial, and set.
Turn the LCD HOLD dial in the opposite
direction to loosen when you change the
angle.
Setting [60i/50i SEL]
In the default setting, [60i/50i SEL] is set as
follows:
NEX-FS700U/FS700UK: [60i]
NEX-FS700E/FS700EK/FS700/FS700K:
[50i]
To change the setting, press the MENU
button and select
(OTHERS) t [60i/
50i SEL] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
(p. 103).
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Step 6: Adjusting the LCD screen (Continued)
Using the LCD screen with the
large LCD viewfinder attached
You can use the LCD screen as a
viewfinder by attaching the large LCD
viewfinder to the LCD screen.
Adjusting the viewfinder lens
Turn the viewfinder lens adjustment ring so
that you can see the image in the viewfinder
clearly.
Viewfinder lens adjustment ring
When the picture in the viewfinder is
hard to see
Using the viewfinder with different
recording styles
If you cannot see the picture in the
viewfinder clearly under bright
circumstances, use the supplied large
eyecup. To attach the large eyecup, stretch
it slightly and align it with the groove in the
large LCD viewfinder. You can attach the
large eyecup facing either the right or left
side.
Large eyecup (supplied)
z Tips
• If you are farsighted and have a trouble seeing
images in the viewfinder, you can attach a
52 mm close-up lens (sold separately) to the
viewfinder lens adjustment ring.
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Step 7: Preparing the recording media
Memory card
Types of memory cards you can use in
your camcorder
SD Speed Class
“Memory Stick PRO
Duo” media (Mark2)*
-
SD memory card**
SDHC memory card** Class 4 or faster
SDXC memory card**
Types of memory cards you can use
with Slow & Quick Motion recording
and Super Slow Motion recording
Open the cover, and insert the
memory card with the notched edge
in the direction as illustrated until it
clicks.
Getting Started
“Memory Stick PROHG Duo” media*
• Movies recorded on SDXC memory cards
cannot be imported to or played back on
computers or A/V devices not supporting the
exFAT file system, that is used for SDXC
memory cards, by connecting the camcorder to
these devices with the USB cable. Confirm in
advance that the connecting equipment is
supporting the exFAT file system. If you
connect equipment not supporting the exFAT
file system and the format screen appears, do
not perform the format. All the data recorded
will be lost.
SD Speed Class
“Memory Stick PROHG Duo” media*
-
SD memory card**
SDHC memory card** Class 10 or faster
Memory card slot
SDXC memory card**
* Described as “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media
in this manual.
**Described as SD card in this manual.
b Notes
• Operation with all memory cards is not assured.
• “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, half the size
of “Memory Stick” media, or standard size SD
cards can be used for this camcorder.
• Do not attach a label or the like on memory card
or memory card adaptor. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media of up to 32
GB and SD cards of up to 64 GB have been
verified to operate with your camcorder.
• See page 119 for the recordable time of memory
cards.
• A MultiMedia Card cannot be used with this
camcorder.
Note the direction of the notched
corner.
• If you insert a memory card into the slot in the
wrong direction, the memory card, the memory
card slot, or image data may be damaged.
To eject the memory card
Lightly push the memory card once.
b Notes
• If [The image database file is corrupted. The
media must be restored to use again.] appears,
format the memory card (p. 80).
• When inserting or ejecting the memory card, be
careful of the memory card popping out and
dropping.
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Step 7: Preparing the recording media (Continued)
Flash memory unit
You can attach a flash memory unit HXRFMU128 (sold separately) to your
camcorder for recording movies.
To remove the flash memory unit
Turn off the power, then while sliding the
RELEASE lever, remove the flash memory
unit in the direction of the arrow.
RELEASE lever
While sliding the RELEASE lever,
align the mark on the camcorder
with the one on the flash memory
unit, and slide the flash memory unit
in the direction of the arrow.
RELEASE lever
When you do not use a flash memory
unit
Leave the flash memory unit jack cover
attached.
z Tips
Align the marks.
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• Your camcorder does not have the relay
recording function. If the memory card is fully
recorded during recording, the camcorder stops
recording automatically.
• You can record movies on both of the memory
card and the flash memory unit simultaneously
(p. 34).
Recording
Recording
Front recording
lamp
MODE button
Recording
Rear recording
lamp
POWER switch
START/STOP
button
START/STOP button
PHOTO button
Recording movies
Your camcorder records movies on a memory card and/or a flash memory unit. The factory
setting of recording movies is high definition image quality (HD). Do the following steps to
record movies.
1 Slide the POWER switch to ON while pressing the green button.
2 Make sure that the
(Movie) lamp is lit.
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Recording (Continued)
3 Press the START/STOP button.
[STBY] t [REC]
The recording lamp lights up during recording.
To stop the movie recording, press the START/STOP button again.
b Notes
• When the access lamp is lit or flashing in red, your camcorder is reading or writing data on recording
media. Do not shake or apply strong force to your camcorder, do not turn the power off, and do not
remove the recording media, battery pack or the AC Adaptor. The image data may be destroyed.
• See page 119 on the recording time of movies.
• Your camcorder can record a movie for about 13 hours continuously.
• If a movie file exceeds 2 GB during recording, the camcorder divides the file and create a new file
automatically.
• The menu settings, the PICTURE PROFILE settings, and the settings made by the AUTO/MANUAL
switch are stored in your camcorder when you slide the POWER switch to OFF. The access lamp lights up
while the settings are being stored. If you remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor before turning off
the power, the settings may return to the default settings.
z Tips
• When recording in high definition image quality (HD), the aspect ratio is fixed to 16:9. When recording in
standard definition image quality (SD), you can switch the aspect ratio to 4:3 ([
WIDE REC], p. 92).
• You can change the screen display during recording (p. 70).
• Indicators displayed on the LCD screen during recording are shown on page 12.
• The recording lamp can be set to stay off ([REC LAMP[F]], [REC LAMP[R]], p. 102).
• You can capture still images from the movies you recorded (p. 79).
To record movies using both the memory card and the flash memory unit
(Simultaneous recording)
You can record movies on both of these recording media simultaneously.
Press MENU t select
(REC/OUT SET) t [REC SET] t [
SIMULTANEOUS
REC] t [ON] (default setting) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
z Tips
• Set [
/
SET] to [
] (p. 43) for the simultaneous recording.
• If one of the recording media is unable to continue recording during simultaneous recording, the other
recording media continues recording without pause.
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• When [
SIMULTANEOUS REC] is [ON], movies are recorded on both media, irrespective of the
[MEDIA SELECT] setting.
To record movies only on the memory card or the flash memory unit
1 Press MENU t select
(REC/OUT SET) t [REC SET] t [
SIMULTANEOUS REC]
t [OFF] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
2 Select
(REC/OUT SET) t [MEDIA SELECT] t [MEMORY CARD] or [FMU] (flash
memory unit).
z Tips
• A message appears if an access error occurred while the camcorder was accessing the recording media.
1 Press the MODE button to turn on the
Recording
Recording still images
(Photo) lamp.
2 Press the PHOTO button lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully.
Focus indicator when autofocusing
The focus indicator shows the focusing status by lighting/flashing.
z lit
: Focus locked.
z flashing: The camcorder cannot focus on the subject automatically. Either recompose the
shot or change the focus setting.
z Tips
• You cannot record still images while
(Movie) lamp is lit.
• See page 120 on the expected number of recordable photos.
• This camcorder uses a rolling shutter for still image recording, which can result in subject distortion,
flicker, or change the contrast when using the flash, depending on the shooting conditions.
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Recording (Continued)
Zooming
Turn the zooming ring right or left to decide on the size of the subject in your image. Zooming
must be done before focusing.
b Notes
• The available operations and operating methods depend on the lens attached. Refer to the operating
manuals that come with your lens.
• Do not grab or apply a strong force to the lens cylinder that rolls out when zooming. The lens may be
damaged.
z Tips
• You can change the zoom indicator (p. 98).
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Adjusting the focus
You can adjust the focus manually for
different recording conditions.
Use this function in the following cases.
– To record a subject behind a window covered
with raindrops.
– To record horizontal stripes.
– To record a subject with little contrast between
the subject and its background.
– When you want to focus on a subject in the
background.
1 During recording or standby, set
the FOCUS switch C to MAN.
9 appears.
2 Rotate the focusing ring A and
adjust the focus.
9 changes to
when the focus
cannot be adjusted any farther. 9
changes to
when the focus cannot be
adjusted any closer.
To restore automatic adjustment
Recording
– To record a stationary subject using a tripod.
Set the FOCUS switch C to AUTO.
9 disappears and the automatic focus
adjustment is restored.
z Tips
• The focal length information (for when it is dark
and hard to adjust the focus) appears for about 3
seconds in the following cases.
– When you set the FOCUS switch C to
MAN and 9 appears on the LCD screen.
– When you rotate the focusing ring A
while 9 is displayed on the LCD screen.
• You can switch the focal length information
between meters and feet ([FOCUS DISPLAY],
p. 98).
b Notes
• The following functions and buttons may not be
available, depending on the combination of the
mount adaptor and A-mount lens (sold
separately).
– Button B
– FOCUS switch C at the AUTO position
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Adjusting the focus (Continued)
To measure the precise recording
distance
Tape measure
hook
Focus hold
Set the FOCUS switch C to AUTO, then
press and hold the FOCUS HOLD/PUSH
AUTO button B. The image is shot with
the focus fixed at the point you start to press
the FOCUS HOLD/PUSH AUTO button.
Keep the button pressed to shoot. If you
release the button, the setting returns to auto
focusing.
b Notes
• If the lens has the same function button as your
camcorder, the function on the lens works the
same as your camcorder. For example, when
focus hold is active on your camcorder, the
button on the lens functions as focus hold.
mark
The
mark and tape measure hook are on
a plane with the image sensor. To measure
the precise distance between the camcorder
and the subject, use this mark or tape
measure hook as a reference.
You can attach the end of a tape measure to
the hook, and measure the distance from the
subject.
b Notes
• You cannot focus on a subject closer to the lens
than the minimum focus of the lens used. Make
sure you are not too close to the subject.
Using the expanded focus
(Expanded focus)
The selected area on the LCD screen is
magnified and displayed. It is easier to
confirm the focus setting during manual
focusing.
Press the EXPANDED FOCUS button
on the grip (p. 27).
The setting changes with each press of the
button.
Using automatic focus/fixed
focus temporarily (Push auto
focus/Focus hold)
Push auto focus
Set the FOCUS switch C to MAN, then
press and hold the FOCUS HOLD/PUSH
AUTO button B. The image is shot with
automatic focus. Keep the button pressed to
shoot. If you release the button, the setting
returns to manual focusing.
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Enlarged display position
You can adjust the enlarged display
position with the V/v/B/b button on the
camcorder. Press the EXEC button to set
the enlarged display position back to the
center.
b Notes
• Even though the image appears expanded on the
LCD screen, the recorded image is not
expanded.
z Tips
• You can change the magnification ratio with
[EXPANDED FOCUS MAG] (p. 97).
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 64).
You can focus on the point where you touch
on the LCD screen.
1 Press the MENU button E.
2 Select
(CAMERA SET) t
[SPOT FOCUS] with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial D.
3 Touch the point to be focused on
the LCD screen.
The camcorder detects the face and focuses
on it (The default setting is [OFF]). You can
use this function when the FOCUS switch
C is set to AUTO.
1 Press the MENU button E.
2 Select
(CAMERA SET) t
[FACE DETECTION] t [ON] with
the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial D.
Recording
Focusing by touching the LCD
screen (Spot focus)
Focusing on a detected face
(Face detection)
Faces are detected.
When the faces are detected, frames
appear on the LCD screen.
3 Move the selection cursor
(orange colored frame), and
select the priority face with the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial D, then
press the dial.
Selection cursor
(orange colored frame)
b Notes
• [SPOT FOCUS] is available only when the
FOCUS switch C is set to MAN.
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 64).
To cancel the spot focus
Press the MENU button E.
Priority face frame
(double frame)
The frame on the priority face changes
to a double frame.
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Adjusting the focus (Continued)
To cancel face detection
Move the selection cursor (orange colored
frame) onto the frame (double frame) on the
priority face, using the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial D, then press the dial.
b Notes
• Faces may not be detected depending on the
recording environment, the condition of the
subject or the settings.
• You may not be able to get the proper effect in
some recording environments. If this happens,
set [FACE DETECTION] to [OFF].
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 64).
• To make it easy to detect faces, record under the
following conditions:
– Record in a moderately bright place
– Do not obscure the face with a hat, mask,
sunglasses, etc.
– Face the front of the camera
• When [FACE DETECTION] is set to [ON], you
cannot adjust shutter speed, etc. To adjust
shutter speed, etc., set [FACE DETECTION] to
[OFF] temporarily by setting the FOCUS switch
C to MAN.
Using focus transition
When you record movies using an E-mount
lens, you can register focal positions in
advance, and shift focus smoothly (focus
transition) between positions.
For example, you can gradually shift the
focus from foreground to background. To
prevent camera shake or transition lag
between positions, a tripod is
recommended.
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1 Assign [FOCUS TRANSITION] to
an ASSIGN button (p. 64).
Focus transition is assigned to the
ASSIGN 4/5/6 buttons at the same time.
The screen changes in the order
STORE t CHECK t EXEC t
cancel with each press of the ASSIGN 4
button.
2 Register the focal position.
1 Press the ASSIGN 4 button repeatedly
to show the [STORE] screen.
2 Adjust the focal position manually.
3 Press the ASSIGN 5 button to register
on FOCUS-A, or press the ASSIGN 6
button to register on FOCUS-B.
• During registration and confirmation, the
icon of the target focal position flashes. You
cannot operate your camcorder when this is
flashing.
3 Confirm the registered focal
position.
1 Press the ASSIGN 4 button repeatedly
to show the [CHECK] screen.
2 Press the ASSIGN 5 button to confirm
the setting on FOCUS-A, and press the
ASSIGN 6 button to confirm the setting
on FOCUS-B. The focal position
moves to the position registered in step
2.
• The focus does not shift with the setting
made on [TRANSITION TIME] (p. 90) on
the confirmation screen.
4 Record with focus transition.
1 Press the ASSIGN 4 button repeatedly
to show the [EXEC] screen.
2 Press the START/STOP button.
3 Press the ASSIGN 5 button to record
with FOCUS-A, and press the ASSIGN
6 button to record with FOCUS-B. The
focus shifts from the current position to
the registered position.
– Set the POWER switch to OFF.
– Remove the lens.
– Zoom the lens.
z Tips
• You can shift the focus from FOCUS-A to
FOCUS-B-registered positions, or vice versa.
For example, to shift from FOCUS-A to
FOCUS-B-registered positions, press the
ASSIGN 5 button on the confirmation screen to
set to FOCUS-A, then press the ASSIGN 6
button on the execution screen.
• If you press the ASSIGN 5 button or the
ASSIGN 6 button before pressing the START/
STOP button in step 4, you can rehearse the
focus transition.
Recording
• You can change the transition time to FOCUSA, or to FOCUS-B ([TRANSITION TIME],
p. 90).
• You can set the time to start the transition after
pressing the ASSIGN 5 button or the ASSIGN 6
button ([START TIMER], p. 90).
• You can link the time you press the START/
STOP button with the time to start recording
([REC LINK], p. 90).
• If you perform any of the following operations,
registered focal positions on FOCUS-A and
FOCUS-B are reset.
To cancel the focus transition
Press the ASSIGN 4 button repeatedly to
cancel, or press the MENU button E.
b Notes
• If you perform focus transition from an arbitrary
focal position, it is not possible to return the
focus to that position from FOCUS-A or
FOCUS-B.
• If you press any of the following buttons or
perform any of the following operations during
focus transition, focus transition is cancelled.
– MENU button
– VISUAL INDEX button
– EXPANDED FOCUS button
– S&Q button
– Any of the ASSIGN button assigned
[LAST SCENE REVIEW], [VISUAL
INDEX], [SPOT FOCUS] or
[EXPANDED FOCUS].
– Remove the lens.
– Zoom the lens.
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Changing the recording setting/image size
Selecting the recording format
for high definition image quality
(HD)
You can select the recording format (bitrate, image size, frame rate, scanning
system). The default setting is as follows:
NEX-FS700U/FS700UK:
NEX-FS700E/FS700EK/FS700/FS700K:
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(REC/OUT SET) t
[REC SET] t [
REC FORMAT]
t a desired format with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial.
Setting value
60i
50i
1080/60p PS
1080/50p PS
1080/60i FX
1080/50i FX
1080/60i FH
1080/50i FH
1080/60i HQ
1080/50i HQ
1080/60i LP
1080/50i LP
1080/30p FX
1080/25p FX
1080/30p FH
1080/25p FH
1080/24p FX
-
1080/24p FH
-
720/60p FX
720/50p FX
720/60p FH
720/50p FH
• Bit-rate
PS: max. 28 Mbps
FX: max. 24 Mbps
FH: approx. 17 Mbps (average)
HQ: approx. 9 Mbps (average)
LP: approx. 5 Mbps (average)
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• Image size
PS: 1,920×1,080
FX: 1,920×1,080/1,280×720
FH: 1,920×1,080/1,280×720
HQ: 1,440×1,080
LP: 1,440×1,080
• Frame rate
Either 60 or 50 or 30 or 25 or 24
• Scanning system
i: interlace
p: progressive
If you select [
], for example,
movies are recorded with following format.
• 1080: Effective scanning lines
• 24: Frame rate
• p: Scanning system
• FX: Recording mode
Frame rate when selecting [60i]
The frame rate displayed on the LCD
screen differs from the actual frame rate.
Frame rate on the LCD
screen
Actual frame rate
24
23.98
30
29.97
60
59.94
b Notes
• The recording mode is fixed to FX or FH with
the progressive scanning system.
• Movies recorded with the recording mode set to
PS or FX on [
REC FORMAT] can be
saved on an external media device only (p. 104).
z Tips
• The recording format of 480/60i HQ (576/50i
HQ) is automatically selected for the standard
definition image quality (SD) recording.
Adjusting the
brightness
Selecting high definition image
quality (HD) or standard
definition image quality (SD)
You can adjust the brightness by
controlling the amount of light, etc., using
iris, gain, ISO sensitivity, shutter speed or
ND filter.
You can select the desired image quality
from the high definition image quality (HD)
or the standard definition image quality
(SD) ([
] is the default setting). Change
the image quality according to the
recording situation or the playback device.
Recording
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(REC/OUT SET) t
[REC SET] t [
/
SET] t
[
] or [
] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
Selecting the image size for still
images
You can select the image size of the still
image. The default setting is [3:2(7.0M)].
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(REC/OUT SET) t
[IMAGE SIZE] t a desired image
size with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial.
Setting value
B 3:2(7.0M)/16:9(8.3M)
b Notes
• When you set the AUTO/MANUAL switch I
to AUTO, iris, gain, ISO sensitivity, shutter
speed and white balance are adjusted
automatically. You cannot adjust any of them
manually.
Adjusting the iris
This is handy for making the background
blurred or sharp.
1 Set the AUTO/MANUAL switch I
to MANUAL.
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Adjusting the brightness (Continued)
2 Press the IRIS button D.
next to the iris value disappears.
z Tips
• The range of focus, an important effect of the
aperture, is called the depth of field. The depth
of field gets shallower as the aperture is opened,
and deeper as the aperture is closed. Use the
aperture creatively to obtain the desired effect in
your photography.
Adjusting the gain/ISO
sensitivity
Iris value
3 Adjust the iris with the iris ring
B.
The volume of the light increases the
more that you open the aperture
(decreasing F value). The volume of the
light decreases the more that you close
the aperture (increasing F value).
You can use this if you do not want to
increase the value by AGC (automatic gain
control) or the automatic ISO sensitivity
adjustment.
Gain and ISO sensitivity are set separately.
1 Set the AUTO/MANUAL switch I
to MANUAL.
2 Press the GAIN/ISO button E.
To temporarily adjust the iris
automatically
next to the gain value or ISO value
disappears, or the gain value or ISO
value appears on the LCD screen.
Hold the IRIS PUSH AUTO button A
down.
The iris is adjusted automatically for as
long as you hold the button down
To adjust the iris automatically
Press the IRIS button D.
appears next to the iris value.
b Notes
• You can make this adjustment only with an Emount lens.
• In movie mode when using A-mount lenses
(sold separately), you must adjust the iris
manually, using the iris ring B. However, IRIS
PUSH AUTO button A is available in the
following situations:
– When using an A-mount lens with the LAEA2
– When manually focusing
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Gain/ISO value
3 Set the gain/ISO switch F to H, M
or L.
The gain value or ISO value set for the
selected gain/ISO switch position
appears on the LCD screen. You can set
the gain value or ISO value for each
gain/ISO switch position from [GAIN
SET] or [ISO SET] of the
(CAMERA SET) menu (p. 88).
2 Press the SHUTTER SPEED
button G to highlight the shutter
speed value.
Shutter speed value
Press the GAIN/ISO button E.
The gain value or ISO value disappears, or
appears next to the gain value or ISO
value.
z Tips
• You can switch the displayed value between
gain and ISO sensitivity, with [GAIN/ISO SEL]
in movie shooting mode. Note that gain and ISO
sensitivity are separately saved with different
values (p. 88).
Adjusting the shutter speed
You can adjust and fix the shutter speed
manually. You can make a moving subject
look still or emphasize the movement of a
moving subject by adjusting the shutter
speed.
3 Change the shutter speed
displayed on the LCD screen by
turning the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
H.
Recording
To adjust the gain automatically
The following shutter speed adjustment
ranges are available:
• Movie mode
When selecting [60i]: 1/4 - 1/10000
(1/3 - 1/10000 when shooting with 24p)
When selecting [50i]: 1/3 - 1/10000
• Photo mode
1/4 - 1/4000
The denominator of the set shutter speed
appears on the LCD screen. For
example, [100] appears on the LCD
screen when you set the shutter speed to
1/100 second. The larger the value on
the LCD screen is, the faster the shutter
speed is.
1 Set the AUTO/MANUAL switch I
to MANUAL.
4 Press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
H to lock the shutter speed.
To readjust the shutter speed, repeat
steps from 2.
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Adjusting the brightness (Continued)
z Tips
• It is difficult to focus automatically at a lower
shutter speed. Manual focusing with your
camcorder attached to a tripod is recommended.
• When recording under fluorescent lamps,
sodium lamps, or mercury lamps, the picture
may flicker or change colors, or may have
horizontal bands of noise. You may be able to
improve the situation by adjusting the shutter
speed.
• You can switch the shutter speed display
between seconds and degrees ([SHUTTER
DISPLAY], p. 98).
To adjust the shutter speed
automatically
Press the SHUTTER SPEED button G
twice.
The shutter speed value disappears, or
appears next to the shutter speed value.
Setting value when switching
[60i/50i SEL]
The shutter speed of the same level before
changing the [60i/50i SEL] setting is
applied. See the following table for the
shutter speeds on each level. Shutter speed
for still images is not affected.
Level
60i/60p/30p
24p
50i/50p/25p
14
1000
288
1000
15
1500
400
1250
16
2000
576
1750
17
3000
1200
2500
18
4000
2400
3500
19
6000
4800
6000
20
10000
10000
10000
To adjust the amount of light
(ND filter)
If recording conditions are too bright, you
can use ND filter to capture a subject more
clearly.
Set the ND FILTER switch C. 1/4ND
is set to decrease the amount of light
to approximately 1/4, 1/16ND is to
approximately 1/16 and 1/64ND is to
approximately 1/64.
b Notes
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Level
60i/60p/30p
24p
50i/50p/25p
0
-
3
-
1
4
6
3
2
8
12
6
3
15
24
12
4
30
40
25
5
60
48
50
6
90
50
60
7
100
60
100
8
125
96
120
9
180
100
150
10
250
120
215
11
350
144
300
12
500
192
425
13
725
200
600
• If you switch ND FILTER switch C during
recording, the image or sound may be distorted.
• When the position of the ND FILTER switch
C (CLEAR, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND) is not
detected,
flashes on the LCD screen. Make
sure the ND FILTER switch is set to the correct
position.
z Tips
• When shooting a bright subject, diffraction - a
common phenomenon in video cameras, caused
by closing the iris too much - may result in poor
focusing. Using ND FILTER switch C
suppresses this phenomenon for better shooting
images.
Adjusting the color tone
Adjusting the white balance
3 Set the white balance memory
switch B to any one of
PRESET/A/B.
x Setting the A/B value
Select A or B for recording with the
white balance setting stored in memory
A or B.
See page 48 on how to store the
adjusted value.
x To use the PRESET value of
white balance
Select
(CAMERA SET) t [WB
PRESET] t a desired setting.
Setting value
You can adjust and fix the white balance
according to the lighting conditions of
recording environment.
You can store white balance values in
memory A (
A) and memory B (
B),
respectively. Unless a white balance is
readjusted, values will remain even after the
power has been turned off.
When you select PRESET, [OUTDOOR],
[INDOOR] or [MANU WB TEMP] is
selected, according to which one you
previously set with [WB PRESET] in the
(CAMERA SET) menu.
z Tips
• You can assign [WB PRESET] to an ASSIGN
button (p. 64).
1 Set the AUTO/MANUAL switch E
Example of recording
conditions
(outdoor)
([OUTDOOR])
• When recording a night
scene, neon lighting,
fireworks, etc.
• When recording a
sunrise, sunset, etc.
• Under daylight
fluorescent lamp
n
• Where lighting
conditions change, such
as at a party place, etc.
• Under video light, such
as in a studio, etc.
• Under a sodium or
mercury lamp
(indoor)
([INDOOR])
Recording
• When using a commercially available ND
filter, this adjustment is recommended.
Color
• You can set a desired
temperature
color temperature
setting ([MANU
between 2300K and
WB TEMP])
15000K with
(CAMERA SET) t
[WB TEMP SET]. (The
default setting is 6500K.)
to MANUAL.
2 Press the WHT BAL button A.
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Adjusting the color tone (Continued)
z Tips
• You can change the outdoor white balance
setting by setting an offset value. Press
(one push) button C while
(outdoor) is
selected and turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial D
to select an offset value from -7 (bluish) to 0
(normal, the default setting) to +7 (reddish).
You can also set the white balance offset value
from the menu ([WB OUTDOOR LEVEL],
[WB TEMP SET], p. 89).
• You can change the color temperature. Press the
(one push) button C when [MANU WB
TEMP] is set. Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
D until the desired temperature appears on the
LCD screen, then press the dial to set the
temperature.
To save the adjusted white balance
value in memory A or B
1 Set the AUTO/MANUAL switch E to
MANUAL.
To adjust the white balance
automatically
Press the WHT BAL button A.
b Notes
• When you set the AUTO/MANUAL switch E
to AUTO, iris, gain, ISO sensitivity, shutter
speed and white balance are adjusted
automatically. You cannot adjust manually.
Adjusting the black balance
Normally, you do not need to adjust the
black balance.
The black balance may be inappropriately
adjusted for some recording situations. If
that happens, adjust the black balance. It is
recommended that you adjust the black
balance also when you change the lens. The
adjusted settings are stored.
2 Press the WHT BAL button A.
3 Set the white balance memory switch to
A(
A) or B (
B).
4 Capture a white subject, such as white
paper, full-screen in the same lighting
condition as the one in which the subject
is.
5 Press the
(one push) button C.
The adjusted value is stored in
A or
B. The stored color temperature
appears for about 3 seconds.
b Notes
• When a white balance adjustment value has not
been obtained successfully,
A or
B
turns to slow flashing. Adjust the subject
appropriately and set the shutter speed to auto or
around 1/60 (1/50), then try adjusting the white
balance again.
• It may take a long time to adjust the white
balance, depending on the recording conditions.
If you want to perform a different operation
before completing the adjustment, set the white
balance memory switch B to another position
to temporarily suspend white balance
adjustment.
1 Press the MENU button during
standby.
2 Select
(CAMERA SET) t
[BLACK BALANCE] with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial.
3 Following the message on the
LCD screen, attach the front lens
cap, and select [YES].
The black balance adjustment starts.
4 When [Completed.] appears,
press the MENU button to
complete the adjustment.
If [Could not adjust.] appears
Try the adjustment again.
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Slow & Quick Motion recording
START/STOP
button
1 Press the MENU button C.
2 Select
(CAMERA SET) t
[SLOW & QUICK] t [S&Q
MOTION] t [FRAME RATE]/[REC
FORMAT] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial B.
[FRAME RATE]: You can select the
recording frame rate from the following.
1 fps, 2 fps, 4 fps, 8 fps, 15 fps, 30 fps,
60 fps
When selecting [50i]
Recording
When selecting [60i]
1 fps, 2 fps, 3 fps, 6 fps, 12 fps, 25 fps,
50 fps
Recording with the Slow &
Quick Motion function
By recording with a frame rate that is
different from the playback frame rate, you
can record smooth slow motion or quick
motion images.
You can use the Slow & Quick Motion
function with high definition image quality
(HD) only.
b Notes
• You must use “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”
media or SD card Class 10 or faster for Slow &
Quick Motion recording.
• When recording with the Quick Motion
recording function, your camcorder may
continue recording for some time
(approximately 30 seconds at most) after you
press the START/STOP button to stop
recording. Do not operate your camcorder while
the [REC] indicator is flashing on the LCD
screen, and wait till it turns to [STBY].
• After you press the button to stop recording,
your camcorder continues recording till it
completes writing of the minimum unit of data
(0.5 seconds of replay time).
[REC FORMAT]: You can select the
recording format from the following.
When selecting [60i]
1080/60p PS, 1080/30p FX, 1080/30p
FH, 1080/24p FX, 1080/24p FH
When selecting [50i]
1080/50p PS, 1080/25p FX, 1080/25p
FH
• See page 50 on the relation between
[FRAME RATE] and [REC
FORMAT].
3 Select [EXECUTE].
The Slow & Quick Motion recording
screen appears.
4 Press the START/STOP button,
and start recording.
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Slow & Quick Motion recording (Continued)
To stop Slow & Quick Motion
recording
When selecting [50i]
Press the START/STOP button again.
To change the frame rate setting
During standby, press and hold the S&Q
button A, then change the value with the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial B.
To cancel the setting, press and hold the
S&Q button again.
To cancel Slow & Quick Motion
recording
Press the S&Q button A or the MENU
button C during standby.
Playback speed based on the setting
between [FRAME RATE] and [REC
FORMAT] during Slow & Quick Motion
The playback speeds based on the recording
format and frame rate setting are as follows.
When selecting [60i]
FRAME
RATE
50
REC FORMAT
1080/24p
1080/30p
1080/60p
60
40% slow 50% slow 100%
(standard)
30
80% slow 100%
200%
(standard) quick
15
160%
quick
200%
quick
400%
quick
8
300%
quick
375%
quick
750%
quick
4
600%
quick
750%
quick
1500%
quick
2
1200%
quick
1500%
quick
3000%
quick
1
2400%
quick
3000%
quick
6000%
quick
REC FORMAT
FRAME
RATE
1080/25p
1080/50p
50
50% slow
100% (standard)
25
100% (standard) 200% quick
12
208% quick
417% quick
6
417% quick
833% quick
3
833% quick
1667% quick
2
1250% quick
2500% quick
1
2500% quick
5000% quick
b Notes
• The available continuous recording time is
approximately 13 hours. However, it will be
shorter when recording with slow motion.
• You cannot change the frame rate during Slow
& Quick Motion recording. To change the frame
rate, stop current Slow & Quick Motion
recording.
• The time code is recorded in the [REC RUN]
mode during Slow & Quick Motion recording
(p. 100).
• The Slow & Quick Motion is canceled
automatically when the POWER switch is set to
OFF, but the frame rate setting is retained.
• You can record sound only at 100% (standard).
• The simultaneous recording on the memory card
and the flash memory unit is not available.
• Slow & Quick Motion recording is not available
with standard definition image quality (SD).
To record with the Super Slow
Motion function
By recording with a frame rate much higher
than the playback frame rate, you can
record images to be played back as super
slow motion images. Images recorded with
the Super Slow Motion function will appear
smoother than slow playback of images
recorded at normal speed.
b Notes
[REC TIMING]: You can select the
timing to start recording when pressing
the START/STOP button.
START/STOP button
START TRIGGER
END TRIGGER
Recording
• You must use “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”
media or SD card Class 10 or faster for Super
Slow Motion recording.
• When recording with the Super Slow Motion
recording function, your camcorder may
continue recording for some time
(approximately 6 minutes at most) after you
press the START/STOP button to stop
recording. Do not operate your camcorder while
the [REC] indicator is flashing on the LCD
screen, and wait till it turns to [STBY].
• After you press the button to stop recording,
your camcorder continues recording till it
completes writing of the minimum unit of data
(0.5 seconds of replay time).
END TRIGGER
HALF
1 Press the MENU button C.
Time axis
2 Select
(CAMERA SET) t
[SLOW & QUICK] t [SUPER
SLOW MOTION] t [FRAME
RATE]/[REC FORMAT]/[REC
TIMING] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial B.
[FRAME RATE]: You can select the
recording frame rate from the following.
When selecting [60i]
120 fps, 240 fps, 480 fps, 960 fps
• See page 52 on the relation between
[FRAME RATE] and [REC
FORMAT].
• See page 52 on various recording
times based on [REC TIMING].
3 Select [EXECUTE].
The Super Slow Motion recording
screen appears.
When selecting [50i]
100 fps, 200 fps, 400 fps, 800 fps
[REC FORMAT]: You can select the
recording format from the following.
4 Press the START/STOP button,
and start recording.
When selecting [60i]
1080/60p PS, 1080/30p FX, 1080/30p
FH, 1080/24p FX, 1080/24p FH
When selecting [50i]
1080/50p PS, 1080/25p FX, 1080/25p
FH
To decide the recording time
manually
If [REC TIMING] is set to [START
TRIGGER], you can stop recording at any
time by pressing the START/STOP button.
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Slow & Quick Motion recording (Continued)
To change the frame rate setting
During standby, press and hold the S&Q
button A, then change the value of the
frame rate with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
B.
To cancel the setting, press and hold the
S&Q button again.
If you missed a scene you wished to
record
To discontinue recording, touch [Cancel]
on the recording screen. The contents you
have recorded are not saved.
This is convenient when you wish to start
recording again soon.
To cancel Super Slow Motion
recording
When selecting [50i]
FRAME
RATE
1080/25p
REC FORMAT
1080/50p
800
3.125% slow
6.25% slow
400
6.25% slow
12.5% slow
200
12.5% slow
25% slow
100
25% slow
50% slow
Recording time based on the setting
between [REC TIMING] and [FRAME
RATE]
The approximate recording time based on
the recording timing and frame rate setting
are as follows.
When selecting [60i]
Press the S&Q button A or the MENU
button C during standby.
Playback speed based on the setting
between [FRAME RATE] and [REC
FORMAT] during Super Slow Motion
The playback speeds based on the recording
format and frame rate setting are as follows.
REC TIMING
FRAME
START
RATE
TRIGGER
END
TRIGGER
END
TRIGGER
HALF
960
19 sec
19 sec
9 sec
480
10 sec
10 sec
5 sec
240
8 sec
8 sec
4 sec
120
16 sec
16 sec
8 sec
When selecting [60i]
FRAME
RATE
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When selecting [50i]
REC FORMAT
1080/24p
1080/30p
REC TIMING
1080/60p
960
2.5% slow 3.125%
slow
6.25%
slow
FRAME
START
RATE
TRIGGER
480
5% slow
12.5%
slow
800
23 sec
23 sec
11 sec
240
10% slow 12.5%
slow
25% slow
400
12 sec
12 sec
6 sec
200
9 sec
9 sec
5 sec
120
20% slow 25% slow 50% slow
100
19 sec
19 sec
10 sec
6.25%
slow
END
TRIGGER
END
TRIGGER
HALF
Audio setup
b Notes
The following jacks, switches and dials
allow you to set the sound to be recorded.
See page 26 on connecting the
microphones.
Recording
• Super Slow Motion recording is available only
when the AUTO/MANUAL switch D is set to
MANUAL. Note that iris, gain and shutter
speed are fixed to manual.
• When selecting [960] ([800]) on [FRAME
RATE], the image to be displayed and recorded
is approximately half the field angle.
• When selecting [480], [960] ([400], [800]) on
[FRAME RATE], the image quality is
deteriorated compared with the image with
normal recording.
• If you adjust the gain or shutter speed, or change
the white balance during Super Slow Motion
recording, the image on the LCD screen
changes. However, the camera setting at the
time the recording ends is reflected in the
recorded image.
• You cannot change the frame rate during Super
Slow Motion recording. To change the frame
rate, stop current Super Slow Motion recording.
• The time code is recorded in the [REC RUN]
mode during Super Slow Motion recording
(p. 100).
• The Super Slow Motion is canceled
automatically when the POWER switch is set to
OFF, but the frame rate setting is retained.
• Flicker adjustment is not effective during Super
Slow Motion recording.
• You cannot record sound.
• The simultaneous recording on the memory card
and the flash memory unit is not available.
• You cannot select a shutter speed value slower
than the frame rate.
• You cannot use the
(one push) button
during Super Slow Motion recording.
External audio jacks and switches
INPUT 1 jack E
INPUT 2 jack J
INPUT 1 switch A
INPUT 2 switch F
Audio source switches
CH1 (INPUT 1/INPUT 2) switch B
CH2 (INPUT 1/INPUT 2) switch G
Audio level controls
CH1 (AUTO/MAN) switch C
CH2 (AUTO/MAN) switch H
AUDIO LEVEL (CH1) dial D
AUDIO LEVEL (CH2) dial I
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Audio setup (Continued)
Recording sound via the
supplied microphone
The sound will be recorded in monaural.
1 Attach the supplied microphone
(p. 26) and connect it to the INPUT
2 jack J.
2 Set the CH1 (INPUT 1/INPUT 2) B
Recording sound from an
external audio device
To use an external audio device, or a
microphone other than the supplied
microphone, change the following settings.
1 Select the input source.
Set the INPUT 1/INPUT 2 switches
according to the devices connected to
the INPUT 1/INPUT 2 jacks.
and CH2 (INPUT 1/INPUT 2) G
switches to INPUT 2.
Audio devices
The same sound will be recorded on
both CH1 and CH2.
External audio device
(mixer, etc.)
LINE
Dynamic microphones or
microphones with a builtin battery
MIC
+48V powering
(Phantom powering)
microphone
MIC+48V
3 Set the INPUT 2 switch F to
MIC+48V.
Switch
position
• If you connect a device that does not
support +48V phantom power, malfunction
may result from setting this switch to
MIC+48V. Check before connecting the
device.
• When there is no audio device connected to
an INPUT jack, set the INPUT switch of
that jack to LINE to prevent noise.
2 Set the input level of the
microphone.
• Set the input level to the sensitivity of
an XLR microphone you are using
with [INPUT1 TRIM]/[INPUT2
TRIM] in the menu (p. 94). [0dB] will
be appropriate for the supplied
microphone (ECM-XM1).
• You can set an input level between
-60 dBu (+12dB) and -30 dBu
(-18dB) by 6dB. The default setting is
-48 dBu (0dB).
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3 Select the channel you want to
record.
Using the CH1/CH2 switches, select the
source to be recorded on each channel.
INPUT jack and
recorded channel
Switch
position
INPUT 1
INPUT 2
CH1
CH2
INPUT 1
INPUT 2
CH1
CH2
INPUT 2
CH1
CH2
z Tips
• When you use a stereo microphone (2 XLR
plugs), connect the L (left) channel plug to the
INPUT 1 jack, and the R (right) channel plug to
the INPUT 2 jack. Set the CH1 switch to INPUT
1, and the CH2 switch to INPUT 2.
the AUDIO LEVEL dial (D or I)
of the channel to be adjusted.
To restore automatic adjustment
Set the AUTO/MAN switch (C or H) of
the manually adjusted channel to AUTO.
Setting the headphone sound
Recording
INPUT 1
CH1
CH2
2 During recording or standby, turn
You can select the channel by setting the
switch to CH1 or CH2, to output from the
headphone.
See [HEADPHONE OUT] on the sound at
STEREO MIX (p. 94).
Adjusting the volume
You can adjust the volume of the
microphones connected to the INPUT 1/
INPUT 2 jacks.
1 Set the AUTO/MAN switch (C or
H) of the channel to be adjusted
to MAN.
appears on the LCD screen.
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Useful functions
Customizing the picture quality
(Picture profile)
You can customize the picture quality by
adjusting picture profile items such as
[GAMMA] and [DETAIL].
Connect your camcorder to a TV or
monitor, and adjust the picture quality
while observing the picture on the TV or
monitor screen.
Picture quality settings for different
recording conditions have been stored in
[PP1] through [PP6] as default settings.
b Notes
• When you switch the recording mode, adjust the
setting value as this is applied to both movie and
photo.
Picture profile
number
Example setting
PP1
Example settings of a
color tone with
[STANDARD] gamma
PP2
Example settings of a
color tone with [STILL]
gamma
PP3
Example settings of
natural color tone with
[ITU-709] gamma
PP4
Example settings of a
color tone that is faithful
to [ITU-709]
PP5
Example settings of a
color tone with [CINE1]
gamma
PP6
Example settings of a
color tone with [CINE2]
gamma
These example settings are for movie mode.
When used in photo mode, adjust setting
values accordingly.
1 Press the PICTURE PROFILE
button B during standby.
2 Select a picture profile number
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A,
then press the dial.
You can record with the settings of the
selected picture profile.
3 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A, then press the dial.
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To cancel the picture profile recording
Select [OFF] in step 2 with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A, then press the dial.
To change the picture profile
You can change the settings stored in [PP1]
through [PP6].
1 Press the PICTURE PROFILE button
B.
Recording
2 Select the PICTURE PROFILE number
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A,
then press the dial.
3 Select [SETTING] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A, then press the dial.
4 Select an item to be adjusted with the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A, then press
the dial.
5 Adjust the picture quality with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial A, then press the
dial.
6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 to adjust other
items.
7 Select [
RETURN] with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial A, then press the
dial.
8 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial A, then press the dial.
A picture profile indicator appears.
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Useful functions (Continued)
BLACK LEVEL
To set the black level.
Item
Description and settings
Sets the black level.
-15 to +15
GAMMA
To select a gamma curve.
Item
Description and settings
[STANDARD]
Standard gamma curve for movies
[STILL]
Standard gamma curve for still images
[CINE1]
Makes soft color images by decreasing dark area contrast and sharpening
bright area tone changes (HG4609G33 equivalent).
[CINE2]
Almost the same effect as [CINE1]; select this if you want to treat the
image in a range within 100% of video signal when editing, etc.
(HG4600G30 equivalent).
[CINE3]
Increases contrast between bright areas and dark areas more than
[CINE1] and [CINE2], sharpening dark area tone changes.
[CINE4]
Increases dark area contrast more than that of [CINE3]. The dark area
contrast is weaker and the bright area contrast is stronger than that of
[STANDARD].
[ITU709]
Gamma curve that corresponds to ITU-709. Gain in low intensity area:
4.5
BLACK GAMMA
To correct gamma in low intensity area.
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Item
Description and settings
[RANGE]
Selects a correcting range.
HIGH / MIDDLE / LOW
[LEVEL]
Sets the correcting level.
-7 (maximum black compression) to +7 (maximum black stretch)
KNEE
To set knee point and slope for video signal compression to prevent over-exposure by limiting
signals in high intensity areas of the subject to the dynamic range of your camcorder.
When selecting [CINE1], [CINE2], [CINE3], [CINE4] or [STILL] in [GAMMA], [KNEE] is
set to [OFF] even if [MODE] is set to [AUTO]. To use functions in [KNEE], set [MODE] to
[MANUAL].
Description and settings
Selects a mode either automatic or manual.
[AUTO]
: Sets the knee point and slope automatically.
[MANUAL] : Sets the knee point and slope manually.
[AUTO SET]
Sets the maximum point and sensitivity in the automatic mode.
[MAX POINT]
: Sets the maximum point.
90% to 100%
[SENSITIVITY] : Sets the sensitivity.
HIGH / MIDDLE / LOW
[MANUAL SET]
Sets the knee point and slope manually.
[POINT]
: Sets the knee point.
75% to 105%
[SLOPE]
: Sets the knee slope.
-5 (gentle) to +5 (steep)
[KNEE] is set to [OFF] when you set to +5.
Recording
Item
[MODE]
COLOR MODE
To set type and level of colors.
Item
Description and settings
[TYPE]
Selects a type of colors.
[STANDARD]
: Suitable colors when [GAMMA] is set to
[STANDARD].
[STILL]
: Suitable colors when [GAMMA] is set to
[STILL].
[CINEMA]
: Suitable colors when [GAMMA] is set to
[CINE1].
[PRO]
: Similar color tones to the standard image quality
of Sony professional cameras (when combined
with ITU-709)
[ITU709 MATRIX]: Colors corresponding to ITU-709
[LEVEL]
Sets a color level when you set [TYPE] to the settings other than
[STANDARD].
1 (close to color settings of [STANDARD]) to 8 (color settings of the
selected type)
COLOR LEVEL
To set the color level.
Item
Description and settings
-8: black and white, -7 (light) to +7 (dark)
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Useful functions (Continued)
COLOR PHASE
To set the color phase.
Item
Description and settings
-7 (greenish) to +7 (reddish)
COLOR DEPTH
To set the color depth for each color phase.
This function is more effective for chromatic colors and less effective for achromatic colors.
The color looks deeper as you increase the setting value to more positive side, and lighter as
you decrease the value to more negative side. This function is effective even if you set
[COLOR LEVEL] to [-8] (black and white).
Item
Description and settings
[R]
-7 (light red) to +7 (deep red)
[G]
-7 (light green) to +7 (deep green)
[B]
-7 (light blue) to +7 (deep blue)
[C]
-7 (light cyan) to +7 (deep cyan)
[M]
-7 (light magenta) to +7 (deep magenta)
[Y]
-7 (light yellow) to +7 (deep yellow)
WB SHIFT
To set items for the white balance shift.
Items you can adjust differ depending on the filter type.
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Item
Description and settings
[FILTER TYPE]
Selects a color filter type for the white balance shift.
[LB-CC]
: Film type (color conversion and correction)
[R-B]
: Video type (correction of R and B levels)
[LB[COLOR TEMP]]
Sets a color temperature offset value.
-9 (bluish) to +9 (reddish)
[CC[MG/GR]]
Sets a color correct offset value.
-9 (greenish) to +9 (magentish)
[R GAIN]
Sets an R level.
-9 (low R level) to +9 (high R level)
[B GAIN]
Sets a B level.
-9 (low B level) to +9 (high B level)
DETAIL
To set items for the detail.
Item
Description and settings
[LEVEL]
Sets the detail level.
-7 to +7
[MANUAL SET]
[ON/OFF]
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Recording
: Turns on and off the manual detail adjustment.
Set to [ON] to enable the manual detail adjustment
(automatic optimization will not be performed).
[V/H BALANCE] : Sets the vertical (V) and horizontal (H) balance of
DETAIL.
-2 (off to the vertical (V) side) to +2 (off to the
horizontal (H) side)
[B/W BALANCE]: Selects the balance of the lower DETAIL (B) and
the upper DETAIL (W).
TYPE1 (off to the lower DETAIL (B) side) to
TYPE5 (off to the upper DETAIL (W) side)
[LIMIT]
: Sets the limit level of DETAIL.
0 (Low limit level: likely to be limited) to 7 (High
limit level: not likely to be limited)
[CRISPENING] : Sets the crispening level.
0 (shallow crispening level) to 7 (deep crispening
level)
[HI-LIGHT DETAIL]:
Sets the DETAIL level in the high intensity areas.
0 to 4
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Useful functions (Continued)
COPY
To copy the settings of the picture profile to
another picture profile number.
RESET
To reset the picture profile to the default
setting.
To copy the picture profile setting to
another picture profile number
See page 56 for the location of the buttons.
1 Press the PICTURE PROFILE button
B.
2 Select the picture profile number that
you want to copy from with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial A, then press the
dial.
3 Select [SETTING] t [COPY] with the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A, then press
the dial.
4 Select the number of the picture profile
that you want to copy to with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial A, then press the
dial.
5 Select [YES] t [
RETURN] t
[OK] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
A.
The camcorder records movies
accompanied by time data, such as time
code and user bit.
Presetting the time code
1 Press the MENU button select
(TC/
UB SET) t [TC PRESET] with the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial, then press the
dial.
2 Select [PRESET] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial, then press the dial.
3 Select the first 2 digits with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial, then press the dial.
You can set the time code within the
following range.
When selecting [60i]
00:00:00:00 - 23:59:59:29
• When setting 24p, you can set the last
2 time code digits of the frames in
multiples of 4, between 0 and 23.
When selecting [50i]
00:00:00:00 - 23:59:59:24
4 Set other digits by repeating step 3.
5 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial, then press the dial.
To reset the picture profile settings
To reset the time code
You can reset the picture profile settings by
each picture profile number. You cannot
reset all picture profile settings at once.
See page 56 for the location of the buttons.
You can reset the time code (00:00:00:00).
Select [RESET] in step 2 of “Presetting
the time code.”
1 Press the PICTURE PROFILE button
B.
2 Select the picture profile number that
you want to reset with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A, then press the dial.
3 Select [SETTING] t [RESET] t
[YES] t [
RETURN] t [OK]
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A.
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Setting time data
To reset the time code using the
Wireless Remote Commander
You can reset the time code (00:00:00:00)
also by pressing the TC RESET button on
the Wireless Remote Commander.
Presetting the user bit
1 Press the MENU button select
(TC/
UB SET) t [UB PRESET] with the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial, then press the
dial.
2 Select [PRESET] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial, then press the dial.
3 Select the first 2 digits with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial, then press the dial.
4 Set other digits by repeating step 3.
5 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial, then press the dial.
To reset the user bit
Preventing accidental operation
(HOLD switch)
This is useful to prevent recording errors by
accidental operation.
• If the setting is changed when the function is
locked, the change comes into effect when the
lock is canceled.
• You cannot lock the following buttons and
switches.
– POWER switch
– ND FILTER switch
– AUDIO LEVEL (CH1/CH2) dials
– CH1/CH2 (INPUT1/INPUT2) switches
– Buttons on the lens
– Buttons on the Wireless Remote Commander
z Tips
• You can change the functions to be locked with
[HOLD SW MODE] (p. 103).
Recording
You can reset the user bit (00 00 00 00).
Select [RESET] in step 2 of “Presetting
the user bit.”
b Notes
Reviewing the most recently
recorded scene (Last Scene
Review)
You can review the most recently recorded
scene on the LCD screen.
Slide the HOLD switch in the
direction of the arrow.
Any operation not using the START/STOP
button or PHOTO button is locked in the
default setting.
Right after you stop recording, press
the LAST SCENE button.
To cancel the setting
The camcorder plays from the top to the
end of the most recently recorded scene,
then returns to standby mode.
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite
direction of the arrow until the yellow part
disappears.
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Useful functions (Continued)
To stop reviewing the last scene
Press the LAST SCENE button during
playback. The camcorder returns to standby
mode.
b Notes
• If you edit the movie or remove the recording
media after you stop recording, the Last Scene
Review function may not work correctly.
• Last Scene Review is not available during Super
Slow Motion.
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 64).
Assigning the
functions to the
ASSIGN buttons
Some functions can be assigned to the
ASSIGN buttons for use. You can assign a
single function to any one of the ASSIGN 1
to 6 buttons.
See “Menu items” (p. 84) on the function of
each item.
Default function of each ASSIGN
button
•
•
•
•
•
•
ASSIGN 1: PEAKING (p. 96)
ASSIGN 2: HISTOGRAM (p. 95)
ASSIGN 3: FACE DETECTION (p. 39)
ASSIGN 4: ZEBRA (p. 96)
ASSIGN 5: MARKER (p. 96)
ASSIGN 6: LAST SCENE (p. 63)
Functions you can assign to the
ASSIGN buttons
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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- (no function)
EXPANDED FOCUS (p. 38)
LAST SCENE REVIEW (p. 63)
WB PRESET (p. 47)
AE SHIFT (p. 89)
STEADYSHOT (p. 90)
SPOT FOCUS (p. 39)
FACE DETECTION (p. 39)
COLOR BAR (p. 90)
HISTOGRAM (p. 95)
ZEBRA (p. 96)
PEAKING (p. 96)
MARKER (p. 96)
CAMERA DATA DISPLAY (p. 97)
AUDIO LEVEL DISPLAY (p. 97)
REC LAMP[F] (p. 102)
REC LAMP[R] (p. 102)
VISUAL INDEX (p. 66)
FOCUS TRANSITION (p. 40)
3 Select the ASSIGN button to
which you want to assign a
function with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A, then press the dial.
• [--------] appears if no function is assigned
to the ASSIGN button.
• If you selected [FOCUS TRANSITION],
select [YES] and jump to step 5.
ASSIGN buttons
4 Select the function that you want
5 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH
Recording
to assign with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A, then press the dial.
EXEC dial A, then press the dial.
z Tips
1 Press the MENU button B.
2 Select
(OTHERS) t [ASSIGN
BUTTON] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A.
• [FOCUS TRANSITION] is assigned to the
ASSIGN 4/5/6 buttons (p. 40). If you cancel the
assignment of [FOCUS TRANSITION], the
setting goes back to the previous setting.
• To cancel [FOCUS TRANSITION], select
[FOCUS TRANSITION] t [YES] in step 3
again.
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Playback
Playback
VISUAL INDEX button
POWER
switch
VOLUME
buttons
Playing back movies
1 Slide the POWER switch to ON while pressing the green button.
2 Press the VISUAL INDEX button.
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears after a few seconds.
Recording media
Playback mode
Previous
Next
Thumbnail
(movie)
Current movie
data (p. 67)
• You can turn on or off the date and time display on the thumbnails by pressing the DISPLAY
button.
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3 Play back movies.
1 Touch the recording media you want to play back.
: Memory card
: Flash memory unit
2 Touch the playback mode, and select the desired image quality of movies.
Playback mode
Playback
: High definition image quality (HD)
: Standard definition image quality (SD)
3 Touch twice the thumbnail of the movie you want to play back.
You can also select the movie to be played back by pressing B/b/V/v buttons followed by
pressing the EXEC button.
The first touch of the thumbnail will show the information on the movie at the lower part of
the LCD screen.
A Date and time of recording started
B Resolution
C Frame rate
D Recording mode
E Duration
F Time code of recording started
Time code will not be displayed correctly when you play back recording media with no time
code, or recording media with time code that your camcorder does not support.
G LPCM recording
Appears when audio is recorded in Linear PCM. This does not appear for movies in the
standard definition image quality (SD).
• i appears with the movie that has been most recently played back or recorded. If you touch the
movie with i, you can continue playback from the previous time.
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Playback (Continued)
Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie.
Stop
Previous
Slow/Fast reverse
Next
Slow/Fast forward
Play/Pause
b Notes
• If you touch the thumbnail and press the PLAY button, the most recently recorded or played scene is
played back.
z Tips
• When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX
screen.
• Touch
/
during pause to play back movies slowly.
• As you repeat touching ./> during playback, movies are played back as fast as about 5 times t
about 10 times t about 30 times t about 60 times.
• Reduced-size images which enable you to view many movies at the same time on the VISUAL INDEX
screen are called “thumbnails.”
• You can operate playback using the PREV/PLAY/NEXT/STOP/PAUSE/SCAN/SLOW buttons on the
camcorder.
To adjust the volume
Adjust the volume with the VOLUME buttons.
To return to the recording mode
Press the VISUAL INDEX button.
On playing back movies
• Movies recorded using this camcorder may not be played back normally on devices other
than this camcorder. Also, movies recorded on other devices may not play back properly on
this camcorder.
• Standard definition image quality (SD) movies recorded on SD memory cards cannot be
played on A/V devices of other manufacturers.
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Playing back still images
View still images.
1 Touch the recording media you want to view on the VISUAL INDEX screen.
: Memory card
: Flash memory unit
2 Touch the playback mode, then select
(still image).
Playback mode
Playback
3 Touch twice the thumbnail of the still image you want to view.
The first touch of the thumbnail will show the information on the still image at the lower
part of the LCD screen.
A Date and time of recording
B Resolution
C Image size
Your camcorder displays the selected still image.
Next
Previous
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Changing/checking the settings in your
camcorder
Displaying recording data (Data
code)
You can display information, including
date, time and camera data automatically
stored during recording on the screen
during playback.
Press the DATA CODE button A
during playback or pause.
The screen changes in the order, date and
time display t camera data display t no
display with each press of the button.
Changing the screen display
You can display information such as time
code, etc., on the image.
Press the DISPLAY button (B or
D).
The screen indicators turn on (displayed)
and off (not displayed) as you press the
button.
In the recording mode, the screen changes
in the order, detailed display t simple
display t no display with each press of the
button.
z Tips
• You can display the screen indicators during
playback on a TV. Select [ALL OUTPUT] of
[DISPLAY OUTPUT] (p. 98).
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A White balance
appears during playback of the
movie recorded with [MANU WB
TEMP].
B Shutter speed
C Iris
D Gain/ISO sensitivity
E Exposure
appears during playback of the
movie recorded with the iris, gain, ISO
sensitivity or shutter speed
automatically adjusted.
appears
during playback of the movie recorded
with the iris, gain, ISO sensitivity or
shutter speed manually adjusted.
F SteadyShot
b Notes
• The exposure correction value (EV), shutter
speed, iris, ISO sensitivity and flash on/off are
displayed during viewing still images.
• When you play back the memory card on other
devices, the camera data may be displayed
incorrectly. Confirm the correct camera data on
your camcorder.
1 Press the STATUS CHECK button
E.
Checking the settings in your
camcorder (Status check)
2 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial C
until a desired display shows up
on the LCD screen.
AUDIO t OUTPUT t ASSIGN t
CAMERA t MEDIA INFO t
BATTERY INFO
Playback
You can check the settings of the following
items.
• Audio setup (p. 94)
• Output signal setup (p. 92)
• Functions assigned to the ASSIGN
buttons (p. 64)
• Camera setup (p. 88)
• Recording media information
You can check the estimated used and free
spaces.
Setup items are displayed according to
the settings of the camcorder when it is
turned on.
To hide the display
Press the STATUS CHECK button E.
• Battery Info
You can check the remaining capacity of
the attached battery.
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Connecting a monitor or a TV
Playback image quality depends on the type of monitor or TV, or the jacks used to make the
connection.
Monitor/TV
75 Ω (ohms) coaxial cable
(commercially available)
HDMI cable (sold separately)
Component video cable
(supplied)
A/V connecting
cable (supplied)
To SDI jack
To HDMI input
jack
To component
input jacks
To audio/video
input jacks
Signal flow
When [OUTPUT SELECT] is set to [SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT], signals are output from the
SDI OUT, HDMI OUT and COMPONENT OUT jacks simultaneously. See page 92 on the
format when signals are output simultaneously.
Only when [OUTPUT SELECT] is set to [VIDEO], signals are output from the VIDEO OUT
jack.
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Output resolution
When [OUTPUT SELECT] is set to [SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT], output resolution depends
on the setting of [SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT] on [VIDEO OUT].
When selecting [60i]
HD/SD
HD
Output resolution
SDI OUT
HDMI OUT
COMPONENT
OUT
1080p/480i
1080p*
1080p*
1080p
No output
720p/480i
720p
720p
720p
No output
1080i/480i
1080i
1080i
1080i
No output
480p
No output
480p
480p
No output
No output
VIDEO OUT
480i
480i
480i
480i
1080p/480i
480i
480i
480i
No output
720p/480i
480i
480i
480i
No output
1080i/480i
480i
480i
480i
No output
480p
No output
480p
480p
No output
480i
480i
480i
480i
No output
Playback
SD
[SDI/HDMI/
COMPONENT]
setting
* When outputting movies recorded with 30p or 24p on [
REC FORMAT], the output resolution differs
depending on the [24p/30p OUTPUT] setting on [VIDEO OUT], as follows.
[
REC FORMAT]
1080/30p FX
1080/30p FH
1080/24p FX
1080/24p FH
[24p/30p OUTPUT]
Output resolution
SDI OUT
HDMI OUT
60p(Pull Down)
1080/60p
1080/60p
24p/30p
1080/30p
1080/30p
24PsF/30PsF
1080/30PsF
1080/30p
60p(Pull Down)
1080/60p
1080/60p
24p/30p
1080/24p
1080/24p
24PsF/30PsF
1080/24PsF
1080/24p
When selecting [50i]
HD/SD
HD
[SDI/HDMI/
COMPONENT]
setting
Output resolution
SDI OUT
HDMI OUT
COMPONENT
OUT
1080p/576i
1080p**
1080p**
1080p
No output
720p/576i
720p
720p
720p
No output
1080i/576i
1080i
1080i
1080i
No output
576p
No output
576p
576p
No output
576i
576i
576i
576i
No output
VIDEO OUT
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Connecting a monitor or a TV (Continued)
[SDI/HDMI/
COMPONENT]
setting
HD/SD
SD
Output resolution
SDI OUT
COMPONENT
OUT
HDMI OUT
VIDEO OUT
1080p/576i
576i
576i
576i
No output
720p/576i
576i
576i
576i
No output
1080i/576i
576i
576i
576i
No output
576p
No output
576p
576p
No output
576i
576i
576i
576i
No output
** When outputting movies recorded with 25p on [
REC FORMAT], the output resolution differs
depending on the [25p OUTPUT] setting on [VIDEO OUT], as follows.
[
REC FORMAT]
1080/25p FX
1080/25p FH
[25p OUTPUT]
Output resolution
SDI OUT
HDMI OUT
50p(Pull Down)
1080/50p
1080/50p
25p
1080/25p
1080/25p
25PsF
1080/25PsF
1080/25p
b Notes
• You can select the jack to output signals based on the setting of [OUTPUT SELECT].
• Signals are not output from the SDI OUT jack of your camcorder, if [SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT] is set to
[480p] ([60i]) or [576p] ([50i]).
• When [OUTPUT SELECT] is set to [VIDEO], signals are output from the VIDEO OUT jack with 480i
([60i]) or 576i ([50i]).
• Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo.
• Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder, if copyright protection signals are
recorded in the movies.
• Images and sounds may not be reproduced correctly on some monitors or TVs.
• Do not connect the output jacks of the camcorder with the output jacks of the monitor or TV. A
malfunction may be caused.
• Progressive signals may be converted and output depending on the settings in [
REC FORMAT], and
whether [24p/30p OUTPUT] ([60i]) or [25p OUTPUT] ([50i]) is set.
• During recording with [
REC FORMAT] set to [1080/60p PS] ([60i]) or [1080/50p PS] ([50i]), or
during Slow & Quick Motion recording and Super Slow Motion recording, the camcorder does not output
720p or 480p ([60i]) or 576p ([50i]) signals. Therefore, if [SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT] is set to [720p/
480i] ([60i]) or [720p/576i] ([50i]), or either [480p] ([60i]) or [576p] ([50i]), the screen of the connected
device becomes blank.
• If you display the edit screen while outputting signals to a monitor or TV, the menu may not be displayed
correctly.
• This camcorder is not compatible with “BRAVIA” sync.
If your TV/VCR has a 21-pin adaptor (EUROCONNECTOR)
Use a 21-pin adaptor (commercially available) to view playback images.
TV/VCR
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Editing
Protecting recorded movies and still images
(Protect)
Protect movies and still images to avoid
deleting them by mistake.
1 Press the MENU button when the
VISUAL INDEX screen is
displayed.
2 Select
(EDIT) t [PROTECT]
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
3 Touch the movies or still images
to be protected.
Editing
is displayed on the selected images.
• Press and hold the image down to preview
the image. Touch
to return to the
previous screen.
• You can select up to 100 images at one time.
4 Touch
t
t
.
To undo the protection of movies and
still images
Touch the movie or still image marked with
in step 3.
disappears.
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Dividing a movie
You can divide a movie at a designated
point.
1 Press the MENU button while
playing back movies.
2 Select
(EDIT) t [DIVIDE]
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
3 Touch X at the point where you
want to divide.
After you select the point with X, make
fine adjustment with these buttons.
Returns to the beginning of the selected
movie.
4 Touch
t
.
b Notes
• You cannot restore movies once they are
divided.
• Do not remove the battery pack, the AC Adaptor
or the recording media that contains the movies
from your camcorder during the operation. It
may damage the recording media.
• A slight difference may occur from the point
where you touch X and the actual dividing
point, as your camcorder selects the dividing
point based in about half-second increments.
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z Tips
• Only simple editing is available on this
camcorder. Use commercially available editing
software for more advanced editing.
Deleting movies and still images
You can free media space by deleting
movies and still images from recording
media.
• - appears at the upper right corner on the
thumbnail of protected images.
• No check box appears on the thumbnail of
protected images.
b Notes
• You cannot restore images once they are
deleted.
• Do not remove the battery pack, the AC Adaptor
or the recording media that contains the movies
or still images from your camcorder during the
operation. It may damage the recording media.
• You cannot delete protected movies and still
images. Undo the protection of the movies and
still images, before you try to delete them
(p. 75).
• Save important movies and still images in
advance (p. 107).
4 Touch
t
t
.
z Tips
Editing
• To delete all data recorded on the recording
media and recover all the recordable space of
the media, format the media (p. 80).
1 Press the MENU button when the
VISUAL INDEX screen is
displayed.
2 Select
(EDIT) t [DELETE]
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
3 Touch the movies or still images
to be deleted.
is displayed on the selected images.
• Press and hold the image down to preview
the image. Touch
to return to the
previous screen.
• You can select up to 100 images at one time.
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Copying movies and still images
You can copy movies and still images
between following recording media:
Memory card y Flash memory unit
Memory card t External media device
Flash memory unit t External media
device
Get the recording media ready before the
operation.
6 Touch the movies or still images
to be copied.
is displayed on the selected image.
b Notes
• If there is no image database file on the flash
memory unit, you cannot copy movies. In this
case, press the MENU button, then select
(OTHERS) t [REPAIR IMAGE DB
FILE] t [FMU], to create the image database
file.
• Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to
prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during the operation.
• Press and hold the image down to preview
the image. Touch
to return to the
previous screen.
• You can select up to 100 images at one time.
7 Touch
t
t
.
z Tips
• The original movies and still images will not be
deleted after copying.
1 Press the MENU button when the
VISUAL INDEX screen is
displayed.
2 Select
(EDIT) t [COPY] with
the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
3 Select the recording media to
copy from and to.
4 Select [Multiple Images].
5 Select the image type
([
[
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MOVIE], [
PHOTO]).
MOVIE],
To copy all movies or still images
Select [All] in step 4, and the image type in
step 5.
Capturing still images from a movie
You can save a selected frame from a
recorded movie as a still image.
1 Press the MENU button while
playing back movies.
2 Select
• The recording media where you want to save
still images should have enough free space.
• The recording date and time of captured still
images is the same as the recording date and
time of the movies.
• If the movie you are capturing from has no data
code, the recording date and time of the still
image will be the date and time you captured
from the movie.
(EDIT) t [PHOTO
CAPTURE] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
3 Touch X at the point where you
want to capture.
Editing
After you select the point with X, make
fine adjustment with these buttons.
Returns to the beginning of the selected
movie.
4 Touch
.
The captured still image is saved on the
same recording media as that of the
playing movie. When capturing is
finished, the screen returns to pause.
b Notes
• The image size is fixed depending on the image
quality of the movie:
– [2.1M] with high definition image quality
(HD)
– [0.2M] in 16:9 (wide) with standard definition
image quality (SD)
– [VGA(0.3M)] in 4:3 with standard definition
image quality (SD)
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Formatting the
recording media
Formatting deletes all data from the
recording media to recover recordable free
space.
b Notes
• Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to
prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during the operation.
• To avoid the loss of important images, you
should save them (p. 107) before formatting the
recording media.
• Protected movies and still images are also
deleted.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(OTHERS) t [MEDIA
FORMAT] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
Preventing data on
recording media from
being recovered
Unintelligible data can be written on
recording media. Thus, it may become
more difficult to recover any original data.
It is impossible to delete all data
completely, even if you format the
recording media. Therefore, when you
dispose of or transfer the recording media,
it is recommended that you perform the
[Empty] operation.
b Notes
• If you perform this operation, all stored data are
deleted. To avoid the loss of important images,
you should save them (p. 107) before the
operation.
• You cannot perform this operation unless you
connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall
socket).
• Disconnect all cables except the AC Adaptor.
Do not disconnect the AC Adaptor during the
operation.
• Do not apply any vibrations or shocks to your
camcorder during this operation.
3 Select the recording media to be
formatted.
4 Touch
1 Connect the AC Adaptor and the
t
.
power cord (mains lead) to the DC
IN jack of your camcorder and the
wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 20).
b Notes
2 Press the MENU button.
• While [Executing...] is displayed, do not operate
the buttons on the camcorder, disconnect the AC
Adaptor, or remove the recording media from
your camcorder. (The access lamp is lit or
flashing while formatting recording media.)
3 Select
(OTHERS) t [MEDIA
FORMAT] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
4 Select the recording media to be
formatted.
The format screen appears.
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Repairing the image
database file
5 Touch [Empty] t
.
This function checks the database
information and the consistency of movies
and still images on the recording media, and
repairs if any inconsistencies found.
b Notes
b Notes
• It may take from several minutes to several
hours to empty recording media, depending on
the capacity. You can check the actual time
required on the LCD screen.
• If you stop the operation while [Executing...] is
displayed, be sure to complete the operation by
performing [MEDIA FORMAT] or emptying
before you use the recording media next time.
• Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to
prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during the operation.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
3 Select the recording media you
Editing
(OTHERS) t [REPAIR
IMAGE DB FILE] with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial.
want to check the database file.
4 Touch
.
The database file check starts. Touch
and quit the database file check if
no inconsistency is found.
5 Touch
t
.
b Notes
• If you stop the operation while [Repairing the
image database file.] is displayed, be sure to
complete the operation as described above
before you use the recording media next time.
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Using the Menu
Operating the menu
You can change various settings or make
detailed adjustments using the menu items
displayed on the LCD screen.
V/v/B/b/EXEC buttons
MENU button
2 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
until the icon of the desired menu
is highlighted, then press the dial
to select the menu.
CAMERA SET (p. 88)
REC/OUT SET (p. 92)
AUDIO SET (p. 94)
DISPLAY SET (p. 95)
TC/UB SET (p. 99)
OTHERS (p. 101)
EDIT (p. 87)
3 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
until the desired menu item is
highlighted, then press the dial to
select the item.
MENU button
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
1 Press the MENU button.
The menu screen appears.
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4 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
until the desired setting is
highlighted, then press the dial to
confirm the setting.
5 Press the MENU button to hide
the menu screen.
To return to the previous screen, select
[
RETURN].
• The available menu items vary depending on the
context of your camcorder during recording or
playback.
• Items and setting values not available due to
other settings, are grayed out.
Using the Menu
b Notes
z Tips
• You can operate using the V/v/B/b/EXEC
button without using the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
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Menu items
The function and setting value of each menu item are as follows.
The default settings are marked with B.
SLOW & QUICK
(CAMERA SET)
GAIN/ISO SEL
GAIN SET
(p. 88)
BGAIN, ISO
H
0dB - 30dB
(B18dB)
M
0dB - 30dB
(B9dB)
L
0dB - 30dB
(B0dB)
ISO SET
H
ISO500 ISO16000*1
(BISO3200)
M
ISO500 ISO16000*1
(BISO1600)
L
AGC LIMIT
AUTO ISO LIMIT
WB PRESET
WB OUTDOOR
LEVEL
WB TEMP SET
BLACK BALANCE
AE SHIFT
STEADYSHOT
STEADYSHOT
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ISO500 ISO16000*1
(BISO500)
BOFF, 27dB - 0dB
BOFF, ISO500 ISO12800*1
BOUTDOOR,
INDOOR, MANU WB
TEMP
-7 - +7
(B0)
2300K - 15000K
(B6500K)
ON/OFF
BOFF, ON
LEVEL
-2.0EV - +2.0EV
(B0EV)
BSTANDARD,
ACTIVE, OFF
BON, OFF
S&Q MOTION
REC FORMAT
[60i]
1080/60p PS,
1080/30p FX,
1080/30p FH,
B1080/24p FX,
1080/24p FH
[50i]
1080/50p PS,
B1080/25p FX,
1080/25p FH
FRAME RATE
[60i]
1 fps - 60 fps
(B60 fps)
[50i]
1 fps - 50 fps
(B50 fps)
SUPER SLOW
MOTION
REC FORMAT
[60i]
1080/60p PS,
1080/30p FX,
1080/30p FH,
B1080/24p FX,
1080/24p FH
[50i]
1080/50p PS,
B1080/25p FX,
1080/25p FH
FRAME RATE
[60i]
120 fps - 960 fps
(B120 fps)
[50i]
100 fps - 800 fps
(B100 fps)
REC TIMING
START TRIGGER,
BEND TRIGGER,
END TRIGGER
HALF
FOCUS TRANSITION TRANSITION TIME
3.5sec - 90.0sec
(B4.0sec)
[50i]
B1080/25p FX,
1080/25p FH,
1080/50p PS,
1080/50i FX,
1080/50i FH,
1080/50i HQ,
1080/50i LP,
720/50p FX,
720/50p FH
START TIMER
BOFF, 5sec - 20sec
REC LINK
BOFF, FOCUS-A,
FOCUS-B
SPOT FOCUS
FACE DETECTION
AF MICRO
ADJUSTMENT
COLOR BAR
BOFF, ON
ON/OFF
BOFF, ON
SIMULTANEOUS
REC
BON, OFF
AMOUNT
-20 - +20
(B0)
WIDE REC
BON, OFF
BMEMORY CARD,
FMU
B3:2(7.0M),
16:9(8.3M)
MEDIA SELECT
CLEAR ALL
ON/OFF
BOFF, ON
IMAGE SIZE
(REC/OUT SET)
REC SET
Using the Menu
TONE
BOFF, ON
(p. 92)
/
SET
BHD, SD
REC FORMAT
[60i]
B1080/24p FX,
1080/24p FH,
1080/30p FX,
1080/30p FH,
1080/60p PS,
1080/60i FX,
1080/60i FH,
1080/60i HQ,
1080/60i LP,
720/60p FX,
720/60p FH
Continued ,
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Menu items (Continued)
VIDEO OUT
OUTPUT SELECT
BSDI/HDMI/
COMPONENT,
VIDEO
SDI/HDMI/
COMPONENT
[60i]
B1080p/480i,
720p/480i,
1080i/480i,
480p, 480i
(AUDIO SET)
INPUT1 TRIM
-18dB - +12dB
(B0dB)
[50i]
B1080p/576i,
720p/576i,
1080i/576i, 576p,
576i
INPUT1 WIND
BOFF, ON
INPUT2 TRIM
-18dB - +12dB
(B0dB)
24p/30p OUTPUT*2
B24p/30p,
24PsF/30PsF,
60p(Pull Down)
INPUT2 WIND
BOFF, ON
3
25p OUTPUT*
B25p, 25PsF,
50p(Pull Down)
DOWN CONVERT
TYPE
BSQUEEZE,
LETTER BOX(16:9),
EDGE CROP
WIDE CONVERT
BSQUEEZE,
LETTER BOX(16:9),
EDGE CROP
HDMI TC OUT
BOFF, ON
(p. 94)
AUDIO FORMAT BLINEAR PCM,
DOLBY DIGITAL
AUDIO LIMIT
BOFF, ON
HEADPHONE OUT BSTEREO, MONO
XLR SET
XLR AGC LINK
BSEPARATE,
LINKED
(DISPLAY SET)
HISTOGRAM
ZEBRA
PEAKING
(p. 95)
BOFF, ON,
On[Zebra Point]
ON/OFF
BOFF, ON
LEVEL
70 - 100, 100+
(B70)
ON/OFF
BOFF, ON
COLOR
BWHITE, RED,
YELLOW
LEVEL
HIGH, BMIDDLE,
LOW
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MARKER
ON/OFF
BOFF, ON
CENTER
BON, OFF
ASPECT
BOFF, 4:3, 13:9,
14:9, 15:9, 1.66:1,
1.85:1, 2.35:1
SAFETY ZONE
BOFF, 80%, 90%
BOFF, ON
BOFF, ON
BOFF, ON
BON, OFF
BON, OFF
FULL, BEXCEPT
REC, EXCEPT
REC+CAMERA
REMOTE CONTROL BON, OFF
60i/50i SEL
60i*4, 50i*5
MEDIA FORMAT
MEMORY CARD,
FMU, EXTERNAL
MEDIA
REPAIR IMAGE DB MEMORY CARD,
FILE
FMU, EXTERNAL
MEDIA
USB CONNECT
OPERATION TIME
VERSION DISPLAY
CALIBRATION
(EDIT)
(TC/UB SET)
TC PRESET
UB PRESET
TC FORMAT*2
TC RUN
TC MAKE
UB TIME REC
(OTHERS)
CAMERA PROFILE
S&Q BUTTON
SETTING
ASSIGN BUTTON
(p. 99)
BPRESET, RESET
BPRESET, RESET
BDF, NDF
BREC RUN,
FREE RUN
BPRESET,
REGENERATE
BOFF, ON
(p. 101)
LOAD, SAVE, DELETE
BS&Q/SUPER
SLOW, S&Q
MOTION, SUPER
SLOW MOTION
ASSIGN1, ASSIGN2,
ASSIGN3, ASSIGN4,
ASSIGN5, ASSIGN6,
FOCUS TRANSITION
Using the Menu
GUIDEFRAME
BOFF, ON
EXPANDED FOCUS ×4.0, ×8.0, B×4.0/×8.0
MAG
CAMERA DATA
OFF, BON
DISPLAY
BON, OFF
AUDIO LEVEL
DISPLAY
ZOOM DISPLAY
BBAR, NUMBER
FOCUS DISPLAY
BMETER, FEET
SHUTTER DISPLAY BSECOND, DEGREE
LCD BRIGHT
BNORMAL, BRIGHT
DISPLAY OUTPUT BLCD PANEL,
ALL OUTPUT
CLOCK SET
AREA SET
SUMMERTIME
LANGUAGE
DATE REC
BEEP
REC LAMP[F]
REC LAMP[R]
HOLD SW MODE
PROTECT
DIVIDE
DELETE
PHOTO CAPTURE
COPY
*1 Setting range when picture profile is set to
[OFF] in movie mode
*2 Settings available only when [60i/50i SEL] is
set to [60i]
*3 Setting available only when [60i/50i SEL] is
set to [50i]
*4 Default setting for NEX-FS700U/FS700UK
*5 Default setting for NEX-FS700E/FS700EK/
FS700/FS700K
z Tips
• You can display the [EDIT] menu by pressing
the MENU button when the VISUAL INDEX or
playback screen is displayed.
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(CAMERA SET)
menu
Settings to adjust your camcorder to the
recording conditions (GAIN SET/
STEADYSHOT, etc.)
The default settings are marked with B.
See page 82 for details on selecting
menu items.
Press the MENU button t select
(CAMERA SET) with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
z Tips
• The setting is available when [GAIN/ISO SEL]
is set to [GAIN] in movie mode.
• The value can be set separately from the one set
in [ISO SET].
ISO SET
You can set ISO values for H, M and L
positions of the Gain/ISO switch.
Default setting:
[H]:ISO3200, [M]:ISO1600, [L]:ISO500
GAIN/ISO SEL
You can change the gain display between
dB and ISO sensitivity during movie mode.
B GAIN
Adjusts in dB.
ISO
Adjusts in ISO sensitivity (recommended
exposure index).
b Notes
• This setting is fixed to [ISO] in photo mode.
• Gain and ISO sensitivity are separately saved
with different values.
• This setting is available only when the AUTO/
MANUAL switch is set to MANUAL.
GAIN SET
You can set gain values for H, M and L
positions of the Gain/ISO switch.
Default setting:
[H]: 18dB, [M]: 9dB, [L]: 0dB
1 Select [H], [M] or [L] with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial.
2 Set the gain value with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial, then press the dial.
You can select a value between 0dB and
30dB in 3dB increments. The larger the
value, the higher the gain.
3 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial.
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1 Select [H], [M] or [L] with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial.
2 Set the ISO sensitivity value with the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial, then press the
dial.
You can select a value between ISO500
and ISO16000 (movie)/ISO400 and
ISO12800 (photo) in 1/3EV increments.
The larger the value, the higher the ISO
sensitivity.
3 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial.
Setting value
The value you can set depends on the
[GAMMA] setting on picture profile.
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
STANDARD: ISO500 - ISO16000
STILL: ISO400 - ISO12800
CINE1: ISO400 - ISO12800
CINE2: ISO320 - ISO10000
CINE3: ISO500 - ISO16000
CINE4: ISO640 - ISO20000
ITU709: ISO500 - ISO16000
z Tips
• The setting is available in photo mode, or when
[GAIN/ISO SEL] is set to [ISO].
• The value can be set separately from the one set
in [GAIN SET].
AGC LIMIT
You can select the upper limit for the Auto
Gain Control (AGC).
BOFF, 27dB - 0dB (3dB increments)
b Notes
• This function is not effective while you adjust
the gain manually.
z Tips
• The setting is available when [GAIN/ISO SEL]
is set to [GAIN] in movie mode.
• The value can be set separately from the one set
in [AUTO ISO LIMIT].
AUTO ISO LIMIT
You can select the upper limit when ISO
AUTO is set.
Setting value
The value you can set depends on the
[GAMMA] setting on picture profile.
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
STANDARD: ISO500 - ISO12800
STILL: ISO400 - ISO10000
CINE1: ISO400 - ISO10000
CINE2: ISO320 - ISO8000
CINE3: ISO500 - ISO12800
CINE4: ISO640 - ISO16000
ITU709: ISO500 - ISO12800
b Notes
• This function is not effective while you adjust
the ISO sensitivity manually.
z Tips
• The setting is available in photo mode, or when
[GAIN/ISO SEL] is set to [ISO].
• The value can be set separately from the one set
in [AGC LIMIT].
You can use the preset white balance. For
more details, see page 47.
WB OUTDOOR LEVEL
You can set an offset value to adjust the
outdoor white balance when you set [WB
PRESET] to [OUTDOOR].
-7 - B0 - +7
(bluish - normal - reddish)
WB TEMP SET
You can set the color temperature when you
set [WB PRESET] to [MANU WB TEMP].
2300K - B6500K - 15000K (100K
increments)
Using the Menu
B OFF, ISO500 - ISO12800 (movie)/
ISO400 - ISO10000 (photo) (1/3EV
increments)
WB PRESET
BLACK BALANCE
See page 48.
AE SHIFT
x ON/OFF
B OFF
Does not use the AE SHIFT function.
ON
Uses the AE SHIFT function. The selected
value (-2.0EV for example) appears on the
LCD screen.
x LEVEL
You can set an offset value to adjust the
automatic exposure adjustment value with
the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
-2.0EV - B0EV - +2.0EV (1/3EV
increments)
(dark - standard - bright)
b Notes
• This function is not effective while you adjust
the iris, shutter speed, gain (ISO sensitivity) all
manually.
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Press the MENU button t select
(CAMERA SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
z Tips
• You can assign [ON/OFF] to an ASSIGN button
(p. 64).
STEADYSHOT
Only when attaching the lens with
SteadyShot.
You can set the camera shake reduction in
movie mode.
B STANDARD (
)
Uses SteadyShot under relatively stable
condition.
ACTIVE (
)
Uses SteadyShot with more powerful
effect.
OFF (
)
Does not use SteadyShot. This setting is
recommended when you use a tripod.
b Notes
• [ACTIVE] can be selected only when recording
movies using a lens with optical SteadyShot
complying with [ACTIVE].
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 64).
STEADYSHOT
Only when attaching the lens with
SteadyShot.
You can set the camera shake reduction in
photo mode.
B ON (
)
Uses SteadyShot.
OFF (
)
Does not use SteadyShot. This setting is
recommended when you use a tripod.
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 64).
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SLOW & QUICK
See page 49.
FOCUS TRANSITION
x TRANSITION TIME
You can set the time to shift the focus.
3.5sec, B 4.0sec, 4.5sec - 15.0sec
(0.5sec increments), 20.0sec, 30.0sec,
45.0sec, 60.0sec, 90.0sec
x START TIMER
You can set the time to start the transition
after the ASSIGN 5 or ASSIGN 6 button is
pressed.
B OFF, 5sec, 10sec, 20sec
x REC LINK
You can link the time you start recording
with the time focus shifts.
B OFF, FOCUS-A, FOCUS-B
b Notes
• [FOCUS TRANSITION] function is effective
only on the [EXEC] screen.
SPOT FOCUS
See page 39.
FACE DETECTION
See page 39.
AF MICRO ADJUSTMENT
When you use the LA-EA2 mount adaptor
(sold separately) and an A-mount lens, you
can register a specific focal setting for that
lens.
x ON/OFF
B OFF
Deactivates AF micro adjustment.
ON
Activates AF micro adjustment.
COLOR BAR
x ON/OFF
B OFF
Does not display color bars.
ON
Displays color bars on the LCD screen,
records them on recording media, and
outputs audio tone signals.
This function helps you to adjust colors
when you view movies recorded with your
camcorder on a TV or a monitor.
b Notes
x CLEAR ALL
You can clear the values of all the
registered lenses.
x TONE
b Notes
• When [AF MICRO ADJUSTMENT] is not set
to [ON], you cannot register an adjustment
value.
• We recommend that you decide the value under
actual shooting conditions.
• When you attach a lens that is registered on the
camcorder, the registered value is displayed. If
the lens is unregistered, [±0] is displayed.
• If the number of registered lenses reaches 30,
the [AMOUNT] is grayed out and cannot be
selected. To register any further lenses, you first
need to delete already registered lenses. To do
this, attach a lens to delete its registered value,
then reset its value to "±0." Alternatively, you
can reset the values of all lenses with [CLEAR
ALL].
• If you perform AF micro adjustment with the
lens of another manufacturer, the adjustment
values of Sony, Minolta, and Konica Minolta
lenses may be affected. Do not use this function
with lenses of any other manufacturer.
• You cannot perform individual AF micro
adjustment for Sony, Minolta, or Konica
Minolta lenses of the same specifications.
• This function is automatically set to [OFF]
when you switch the format, perform the
function by the MENU button, or turn off the
camcorder.
• You cannot change the setting during recording
or expanded focus operation.
B OFF
Does not output audio tone signals.
ON
Using the Menu
x AMOUNT
You can set the adjustment value of the
attached lens.
Set a higher value to focus farther from the
camcorder, or set a lower value to focus
closer to the camcorder.
-20 - B0 - +20
Outputs audio tone signals (1 kHz: full bit
-20dB ([60i]), -18dB ([50i])). Set [ON/
OFF] to [ON], too.
z Tips
• You can assign [ON/OFF] to an ASSIGN button
(p. 64).
• If you record color bars with [TONE] set to
[OFF], the camcorder records sound from the
microphone.
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(REC/OUT SET)
menu
Recording settings, input and output
settings (REC SET/VIDEO OUT)
The default settings are marked with B.
See page 82 for details on selecting
menu items.
Press the MENU button t select
(REC/OUT SET) with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
REC SET
x
/
SET
See page 43.
VIDEO OUT
x OUTPUT SELECT
You can select where to output images.
B SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT
VIDEO
x SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT
You can select the resolution of the output
signal from the SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT
jacks.
When selecting [60i]
B 1080p/480i
x
REC FORMAT
See page 42.
720p/480i
x
SIMULTANEOUS REC
See page 34.
480p
x
WIDE REC
You can set the aspect ratio when recording
in standard definition image quality (SD).
B ON
Records in 16:9.
OFF (
)
Records in 4:3.
b Notes
• When recording in high definition image quality
(HD), the aspect ratio is fixed to 16:9.
MEDIA SELECT
See page 35.
IMAGE SIZE
See page 43.
1080i/480i
480i
When selecting [50i]
B 1080p/576i
720p/576i
1080i/576i
576p
576i
z Tips
• See page 73 on the output resolution of the
signal for each connecting cable.
x 24p/30p OUTPUT (when selecting [60i])
You can set the output format when
selecting [1080/30p FX], [1080/30p FH],
[1080/24p FX] or [1080/24p FH] in
[
REC FORMAT].
B 24p/30p
24PsF/30PsF
60p(Pull Down)
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x 25p OUTPUT (when selecting [50i])
You can set the output format when
selecting [1080/25p FX] or [1080/25p FH]
in [
REC FORMAT]
B 25p
25PsF
50p(Pull Down)
x DOWN CONVERT TYPE
You can select a down convert type when
you down-covert video signal.
Use this function for outputting movies and
still images recorded in 16:9.
B SQUEEZE
Outputs a horizontally compressed image
while maintaining its original height.
LETTER BOX(16:9)
EDGE CROP
Outputs the central portion of the original
image by cropping its right and left edges.
x
WIDE CONVERT
You can select a down convert type when
you down-covert video signal.
Use this function for outputting SD movies
recorded with [
WIDE REC] set to
[ON].
• When you view a movie recorded in standard
definition image quality (SD) with [
WIDE
REC] set to [ON] on a standard 4:3 TV, images
may appear horizontally compressed while
maintaining its original height. In such a case,
select [LETTER BOX(16:9)] or [EDGE
CROP].
• If you change the setting from [SQUEEZE] to
another option, or from another option to
[SQUEEZE], the screen will go out
momentarily, and the image and sound will be
intermitted.
x HDMI TC OUT
You can set whether to output time code to
other professional-use devices, using
HDMI.
B OFF
Does not overlap the time code
information on HDMI output signal.
ON
Overlaps the time code information on
HDMI output signal*. The data is
transmitted as digital data, not as a
projected image, and the connected device
identifies the time data by referencing the
transmitted digital data.
Using the Menu
Outputs a vertically compressed image
while maintaining its original aspect ratio.
b Notes
* If the frame rate is 24p, 2-3 pulldown is
performed and the converted information is
automatically added and transmitted.
B SQUEEZE
Outputs a horizontally compressed image
while maintaining its original height.
LETTER BOX(16:9)
Outputs a vertically compressed image
while maintaining its original aspect ratio.
EDGE CROP
Outputs the central portion of the original
image by cropping its right and left edges.
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(AUDIO SET) menu
Settings for the audio recording
(
AUDIO FORMAT/XLR SET, etc.)
XLR SET
The default settings are marked with B.
See page 82 for details on selecting
menu items.
Press the MENU button t select
(AUDIO SET) with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
You can set the audio format for high
definition image quality (HD) recording.
)
Records in Linear PCM system.
DOLBY DIGITAL (
B SEPARATE
Separately applies the AGC for CH1/CH2.
Sound inputs from CH1/CH2 will be
recorded as separate sound.
AUDIO FORMAT
B LINEAR PCM (
x XLR AGC LINK
You can select either linked or separate
AGC (Auto Gain Control) of CH1 and CH2
when using an external microphone.
)
Records in Dolby Digital system.
b Notes
• Audio format is fixed to [DOLBY DIGITAL]
with the standard definition image quality (SD)
recording.
AUDIO LIMIT
You can set the clipping-noise reduction
function for CH1/CH2.
B OFF
LINKED (
)
Applies the AGC of CH1 linked with that
of CH2. Sound inputs from CH1/CH2 will
be recorded as a set of sound such as stereo
sound. A appears on the status check
screen.
b Notes
• This function is available when the CH1 and
CH2 switches are both set to AUTO and the
INPUT 1 and INPUT 2 switches are both set to
MIC or both set to LINE (p. 53).
x INPUT1 TRIM
You can adjust the input signal level from
INPUT 1.
-18dB, -12dB, -6dB, B0dB, +6dB,
+12dB
Disables the function.
b Notes
ON
• The setting is not effective when you set the
INPUT 1 switch to LINE.
Enables the function.
b Notes
• This function is available only when you set the
AUTO/MAN (CH1/CH2) switches to MAN.
x INPUT1 WIND
B OFF
Disables wind noise reduction.
ON
HEADPHONE OUT
You can set the sound to output to the
headphone when the HEADPHONE
MONITOR switch is set to STEREO MIX.
B STEREO
b Notes
• The setting is not effective when you set the
INPUT 1 switch to LINE.
Outputs in stereo.
x INPUT2 TRIM
MONO
x INPUT2 WIND
Outputs in monaural.
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Enables wind noise reduction.
appears on the status check screen.
(DISPLAY SET)
menu
You can set INPUT 2 in the same way as
INPUT 1.
z Tips
The default settings are marked with B.
See page 82 for details on selecting
menu items.
Press the MENU button t select
(DISPLAY SET) with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
HISTOGRAM
The histogram displays the luminance
distribution that shows how many pixels of
a particular brightness exist in the image.
B OFF
Does not display the histogram.
ON
Displays a histogram. A line appears at the
100% position, and the color of the zone
above the line changes.
Using the Menu
• -48 dBu is set as 0dB in your camcorder.
• Set INPUT TRIM to [0dB] for the supplied
microphone.
• The INPUT TRIM function adjusts the input
level from an external microphone. When using
a highly sensitive microphone or recording loud
sound, set this to the minus side. When using a
less sensitive microphone or recording quiet
sound, set it to the plus side.
• Distortion when recording loud sound may
result at the input point, or at the recording
point. If it is distorted at the input point, adjust
the sound using the INPUT TRIM function. If it
is distorted at the recording point, lower the total
volume level manually.
• If you set INPUT TRIM too far to the minus
side, the microphone volume becomes too low,
resulting in a poor signal to noise ratio.
• Test the effect of [XLR SET] according to the
microphone used or the sound field of the
recording site before actual recording.
Display settings (MARKER/DISPLAY
OUTPUT, etc.)
Histogram
On[Zebra Point]
The histogram shows the point where the
zebra pattern appears. A line is displayed
at the brightness level set with [ZEBRA].
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 64).
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Press the MENU button t select
(DISPLAY SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
z Tips
ZEBRA
You can display a zebra pattern as a guide
for adjusting brightness.
x ON/OFF
B OFF
Does not display the zebra pattern.
ON (
and the brightness level)
The zebra pattern is not recorded with the
image.
x LEVEL
You can select the brightness level.
B70 to 100 or 100+
• You can focus more easily using this function in
combination with the expanded focus function
(p. 38).
• You can assign [ON/OFF] to an ASSIGN button
(p. 64).
MARKER
x ON/OFF
B OFF
Does not display markers.
ON
Displays markers. Markers are not
recorded on the recording media.
x CENTER
z Tips
• The zebra pattern is a stripe pattern that appears
in areas of brightness equal to or exceeding the
brightness level you have set.
• You can assign [ON/OFF] to an ASSIGN button
(p. 64).
B ON
Displays a marker at the center of the
LCD screen.
OFF
Does not display a center maker.
PEAKING
x ON/OFF
x ASPECT
B OFF
Does not display the peaking.
ON (
)
You can display an image on the LCD
screen with its outlines enhanced. This
function helps you to adjust the focus.
x COLOR
You can select peaking color.
B OFF
Does not display the aspect ratio.
4:3, 13:9, 14:9, 15:9, 1.66:1, 1.85:1,
2.35:1
Displays markers at boundaries of display
area defined by the aspect ratio.
BWHITE, RED, YELLOW
x LEVEL
You can select a peaking sensitivity.
HIGH, BMIDDLE, LOW
b Notes
• The enhanced outlines will not be recorded on
the recording media.
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x SAFETY ZONE
B OFF
Does not display the safety zone.
80%, 90%
If you select either one, you can display
markers at boundaries of display area that
regular home TVs can display.
CAMERA DATA DISPLAY
x GUIDEFRAME
B OFF
Does not display the guide frame.
ON
Displays the guide frame.
You can check the horizontal and vertical
aspect of a subject.
OFF
Does not display the iris, gain, ISO
sensitivity and shutter speed settings.
B ON
Constantly displays the iris, gain, ISO
sensitivity and shutter speed settings on the
LCD screen.
b Notes
z Tips
• You can display all types of markers at the same
time.
• You can obtain a balanced composition by
positioning the subject at the cross points of the
guideframe marker.
• You can assign [ON/OFF] to an ASSIGN button
(p. 64).
EXPANDED FOCUS MAG
You can set the magnification of expanded
focus.
Iris value
Shutter speed value
Gain/ISO value
z Tips
• The settings appear on the LCD screen during
the manual adjustment regardless of the settings
of this function.
•
indicates that the settings are automatically
adjusted values.
• The displayed settings are different from the
settings that will be displayed when you press
the DATA CODE button (p. 70).
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 64).
Using the Menu
• Only the time code is output to an external
device via external output jacks when
[MARKER] is set to [ON], even if [DISPLAY
OUTPUT] is set to [ALL OUTPUT].
• You cannot display markers during
[EXPANDED FOCUS].
• You can display markers only on the LCD
screen. You cannot display them on an external
device.
AUDIO LEVEL DISPLAY
B ON
Displays the audio level meters on the
LCD screen.
×4.0
×8.0
B ×4.0/×8.0
The setting changes in the order [×4.0] t
[×8.0] t [OFF] with each press of the
EXPANDED FOCUS button.
Audio level meters
OFF
Does not display the audio level meters.
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Press the MENU button t select
(DISPLAY SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 64).
ZOOM DISPLAY
B BAR
Displays a bar that indicates the zoom
position.
NUMBER
Displays a number (0 through 99) that
indicates the zoom position.
– With a frame rate of 50 selected in
[
REC FORMAT], when the shutter
speed is 1/50, the shutter angle is 360
degrees.
– With a frame rate of 25 selected in
[
REC FORMAT], when the shutter
speed is 1/25, the shutter angle is 360
degrees.
See page 42 for details on [
REC
FORMAT] setting.
b Notes
FOCUS DISPLAY
• When pressing the DATA CODE button, shutter
speed is displayed in seconds regardless of this
setting.
B METER
z Tips
Displays the focal length in meters.
FEET
• If the shutter speed is more than 360 degrees, it
is displayed as an integral multiple of
360 degrees (360° x 2, etc.).
Displays the focal length in feet.
LCD BRIGHT
SHUTTER DISPLAY
B SECOND
Displays the shutter display in seconds.
DEGREE
Displays the shutter display in degrees.
The shutter speed equal to the period that
your camcorder reads image data from the
image sensor is defined as 360 degrees. The
degree is calculated based on this definition
and displayed.
– With a frame rate of 60 selected in
[
REC FORMAT], when the shutter
speed is 1/60, the shutter angle is 360
degrees.
– With a frame rate of 30 selected in
[
REC FORMAT], when the shutter
speed is 1/30, the shutter angle is 360
degrees.
– With a frame rate of 24 selected in
[
REC FORMAT], when the shutter
speed is 1/24, the shutter angle is 360
degrees.
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You can adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen. Changes in the LCD brightness are
not affect the brightness of recording
images.
B NORMAL
BRIGHT
DISPLAY OUTPUT
You can select where to output the display
information, such as time code.
B LCD PANEL
Outputs the information to the LCD
screen.
(TC/UB SET) menu
ALL OUTPUT
Outputs information to the SDI OUT,
HDMI OUT, COMPONENT OUT and
VIDEO OUT jacks, and the LCD screen.
Zebra, peaking and the frame on the face
are also output.
b Notes
• Only the time code, zebra, peaking and the
frame on the face are output when [MARKER]
is set to [ON] and a marker is displayed on the
LCD screen.
Time code settings (TC PRESET/UB
PRESET/TC FORMAT, etc.)
The default settings are marked with B.
See page 82 for details on selecting
menu items.
Press the MENU button t select
(TC/UB SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial.
TC PRESET
See page 62.
UB PRESET
See page 62.
TC FORMAT
B DF
Records the time code in drop frame.
Using the Menu
You can select the time code recording
method when [60i/50i SEL] is set to [60i].
This setting is fixed to [NDF] when [50i] is
set.
NDF
Records the time code in non-drop frame.
b Notes
• This setting is fixed to [NDF] when recording in
1080/24p, even if [60i/50i SEL] is set to
[60i].
z Tips
Drop frame
Time code is based on 30 frames per second;
however, gaps in the actual time occur during
extended periods of recording as the actual frame
frequency of NTSC image signal is 29.97 frames
per second. Drop frame corrects this gap to make
time code and actual time equal. In drop frame,
the first 2 frame numbers are removed every
minute except in every tenth minute. Time code
without this correction is called non-drop frame.
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Press the MENU button t select
(TC/UB SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
TC RUN
You can select how the time code advances.
B REC RUN
B OFF
Does not save the actual time in the user
bit code.
Advances the time code only during
recording.
Select this setting to record the time code
sequentially from the last time code of the
previous recording.
b Notes
FREE RUN
• The last 2 digits are fixed to 00 when it is set to
[ON].
Advances the time code regardless of
operation of your camcorder.
b Notes
• Even if the time code advances in the [REC
RUN] mode, the time code may not be recorded
sequentially in the following cases:
– When the recording format is changed.
– When the images are recorded on the memory
card and the flash memory unit
simultaneously.
– When the recording media is removed.
• [REC RUN] is selected automatically for the
Slow & Quick Motion recording and Super
Slow Motion recording.
TC MAKE
B PRESET
Records the newly set time code on the
recording media.
REGENERATE
Reads the last time code of the previous
recording from the recording media and
records the new time code consecutively
from the last time code during the
backspace editing.
The time code runs in [REC RUN] mode
regardless of the setting of [TC RUN].
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UB TIME REC
ON
Saves the actual time in the user bit code.
(OTHERS) menu
Settings while recording or other basic
settings (AREA SET/BEEP, etc.)
The default settings are marked with B.
See page 82 for details on selecting
menu items.
Press the MENU button t select
(OTHERS) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial.
CAMERA PROFILE
You can save up to 99 camera profile
settings in a memory card for easy recall at
any time.
In addition, if you should require multiple
camcorders with the same settings, you can
load the desired settings to all cameras via
the memory card.
b Notes
z Tips
• Items that can be saved include setting values
for menus, picture profiles, buttons, etc. You
can save these setting values all together in the
camera profile.
x LOAD
Load the camera profile, and execute the
settings.
1 Select [NEW FILE] or an existing
profile name with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
2 Select [YES] on the confirmation
screen.
The camera profile is saved.
z Tips
• When you select [NEW FILE], the profile is
named [01] (when saving for the first time).
• If you select an existing camera profile, the
current setting values are overwritten.
• You cannot use a computer to edit saved
settings.
x DELETE
You can delete the saved camera profile.
1 Select the camera profile to be deleted
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
2 Select [YES] on the confirmation
screen.
S&Q BUTTON SETTING
You can set the functions to assign to the
S&Q button.
B S&Q/SUPER SLOW
The setting changes in the order [S&Q
MOTION] t [SUPER SLOW MOTION]
t [OFF] with each press of the S&Q
button.
S&Q MOTION
1 Select the camera profile to be loaded
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
Sets Slow & Quick Motion.
2 Select [YES] on the confirmation
screen.
The camcorder restarts, and the loaded
camera profile becomes effective.
Sets Super Slow Motion.
b Notes
• A camera profile saved on a camcorder with
different model name, or edited on a computer
cannot be loaded.
Using the Menu
• A camera profile of a different [60i/50i SEL]
setting is not compatible.
• The file may not be shown properly if the file
name is changed on the computer, or the power
turned off during generation.
• Formatting the memory card also deletes saved
camera profiles.
x SAVE
You can save the camera profile.
SUPER SLOW MOTION
z Tips
• This function is available when the AUTO/
MANUAL switch is set to MANUAL. Note that
exposure correction is set to manual
automatically.
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Press the MENU button t select
(OTHERS) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
ASSIGN BUTTON
See page 64.
CLOCK SET
See page 28.
AREA SET
You can adjust a time difference without
stopping the clock. When you use your
camcorder abroad, you can adjust the clock
to the local time.
z Tips
• You can set this item only when the interlace
scanning system is selected.
• When zebra or peaking is activated, the date and
time characters are affected by the signal, but
properly recorded on images.
BEEP
B OFF
Cancels the melody.
ON
Activates a melody when you start/stop
recording, or when you are warned with
warning indicators, etc.
SUMMERTIME
You can change this setting without
stopping the clock. Set to [ON] to move the
time forward 1 hour.
B OFF
Does not set the summertime.
ON
Sets the summertime.
REC LAMP[F] (Recording lamp
[front])
B ON
Turns on the front camera recording
lamp.
OFF
Turns off the front camera recording lamp.
z Tips
LANGUAGE
You can select the language to be used on
the LCD screen.
z Tips
• Your camcorder offers [ENG[SIMP]]
(simplified English) in case that you cannot find
your native tongue among the options.
DATE REC
B OFF
Does not superimpose the date and time on
images.
ON
Superimposes the date and time on images.
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• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 64).
REC LAMP[R] (Recording lamp
[rear])
B ON
Turns on the rear camera recording
lamp.
OFF
Turns off the rear camera recording lamp.
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 64).
HOLD SW MODE
You can set what functions will be locked
when the HOLD switch is set to ON.
FULL
Locks all functions.
B EXCEPT REC
Locks all functions except the START/
STOP button and PHOTO button.
EXCEPT REC+CAMERA
Locks all functions except the START/
STOP button, PHOTO button and camera
function*.
* AUTO/MANUAL, FOCUS AUTO/MAN,
FOCUS HOLD/PUSH AUTO, IRIS, Iris ring,
IRIS PUSH AUTO, SHUTTER SPEED, GAIN/
ISO, Gain/ISO H/M/L, WHT BAL, WHT BAL
PRESET/A/B, WHT
(one push), SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial
B ON
Enables the supplied Wireless Remote
Commander (p. 11).
OFF
Disables the supplied Wireless Remote
Commander to prevent misoperation by
the remote control of another device.
60i/50i SEL
Select the setting according to the video
system of the area in which you use your
camcorder.
The camcorder restarts automatically in
accordance with the setting change.
60i*
Selects this when the video system is
NTSC.
50i**
Selects this when the video system is
PAL.
b Notes
• Recording media formatted or recorded at 60i
(50i) cannot be recorded or played back at 50i
(60i), and vice versa. If [A movie with a
different video signal format from this device
has been recorded. Movie recording disabled.]
appears on the LCD screen after switching 60i
to 50i, or 50i to 60i, try another recording media
or perform [MEDIA FORMAT].
• Performing the [MEDIA FORMAT] also
deletes protected movies.
MEDIA FORMAT
See page 80.
REPAIR IMAGE DB FILE
See page 81.
USB CONNECT
Select this item when [USB CONNECT]
does not appear on the LCD screen by
connecting the camcorder to another device
with the USB cable.
Using the Menu
REMOTE CONTROL
**Default setting for NEX-FS700E/FS700EK/
FS700/FS700K
OPERATION TIME
Displays the total hours of operation in 10hour increments.
VERSION DISPLAY
Displays the current version of your
camcorder and lens. Be sure to check for
firmware updates.
b Notes
• To perform an update, use the AC Adaptor.
CALIBRATION
See page 127.
* Default setting for NEX-FS700U/FS700UK
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Connecting with another device
Saving images on an external media device
You can save movies and still images on an
external media device (USB storage
devices), such as an external hard disk
drive. You can also play back images on the
camcorder or another playback device.
b Notes
• Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied
with the external media device.
z Tips
• You can import images saved on the external
media device to your computer by using the
supplied software “Content Management
Utility.”
Functions available after saving
images on an external media device
• playback of images through the
camcorder (p. 105)
• importing images to a computer
Devices that cannot be used as an
external media device
You cannot use the following devices as an
external media device.
• media devices with a capacity exceeding
2 TB
• ordinary disc drive such as CD or DVD
drive
• media devices connected via a USB hub
• media devices with built-in USB hub
• card reader
• Operation is not assured with every device
satisfying requirements for operating.
• For details on available external media devices,
go to the Sony support website in your country/
region.
1 Connect the AC Adaptor and the
power cord (mains lead) to the DC
IN jack of your camcorder and the
wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 20).
2 If the external media device has
the AC power cable, connect it to
the wall outlet (wall socket).
3 Connect the USB Adaptor Cable
(supplied) to the external media
device.
4 Turn on your camcorder, and
connect the USB Adaptor Cable
(supplied) to the (USB) jack of
your camcorder.
b Notes
• You may not be able to use external media
devices with a code function.
• The FAT file system is available for your
camcorder. If the storage medium of the
external device was formatted for the NTFS file
system, etc., format the external media device
using the camcorder before use. The format
screen appears when an external media device is
connected to your camcorder. Make sure that
important data has not previously been saved on
the external media device before you format it
using the camcorder.
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USB Adaptor Cable (supplied)
5 Touch [Copy.] on the LCD screen.
6 Select [MEMORY CARD] or [FMU]
that contains the images you
want to save.
Images that have not yet been saved on
an external media device are saved on
the connected media device at this time.
• This operation is available only when there
are newly recorded images.
Playing back images in the
external media device on the
camcorder
When the camcorder is connected to the
external media device, the images saved in
the external media device are displayed on
the LCD screen of the camcorder. The
recording media icon on the VISUAL
INDEX screen changes as follows.
7 After the operation is completed,
touch
on the LCD screen.
b Notes
You can make menu settings of the external
media device such as deleting images.
Press the MENU button and select the
(EDIT) menu.
Connecting with another device
• The number of scenes you can save on the
external media device are as follows. Even if the
external media device has free space, you
cannot save scenes exceeding the following
number. The number of scenes may be smaller
depending on the camcorder setting and the type
of images recorded.
– High definition image quality (HD) movies:
Max. 3,999
– Standard definition image quality (SD)
movies: Max. 9,999
– Still images: Max. 40,000
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Creating a standard definition image quality
(SD) disc with a recorder, etc.
You can copy images on your camcorder
onto a disc or video cassette, by connecting
your camcorder to a disc recorder with the
A/V connecting cable. Refer also to the
instruction manuals supplied with the
devices to be connected.
b Notes
• High definition image quality (HD) movies will
be copied with standard definition image quality
(SD).
3 Connect your camcorder to the
recording device (a disc recorder,
etc.) with the A/V connecting
cable (supplied).
Connect your camcorder to the input
jacks of the recording device.
4 Start playback on your
camcorder, and record it on the
recording device.
For details, refer to the instruction
manuals supplied with the device to be
connected.
5 When copy is finished, stop the
VIDEO
(Yellow)
recording device, and then your
camcorder.
(White)
AUDIO
(Red)
1 Connect the AC Adaptor and the
power cord (mains lead) to the DC
IN jack of your camcorder and the
wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 20).
2 Insert the recording media in the
recording device.
If your recording device has an input
selector, set it to the input mode.
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b Notes
• Since copying is performed via analog data
transfer, the image quality may deteriorate.
• You cannot copy images to recorders connected
with an HDMI cable.
• When you do not want to display the counter,
etc. on the screen of the recording device, press
the MENU button, and select
(DISPLAY
SET) t [DISPLAY OUTPUT] t [LCD
PANEL].
• To copy date/time information and camera data,
press the DATA CODE button and make a
desired setting. In addition, press the MENU
button, select
(DISPLAY SET) t
[DISPLAY OUTPUT] t [ALL OUTPUT].
• When the screen size of display devices (TV,
etc.) is 4:3, set [DOWN CONVERT TYPE]
(p. 93).
• When you connect a monaural device, connect
the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to
the video input jack, and the white (left channel)
or the red (right channel) plug to the audio input
jack on the device.
Saving images with a computer
Preparing a computer (Windows)
Hard disk
You can perform following operations
using “Content Management Utility.”
• Importing images to a computer
• Viewing imported images
• Detecting and correcting flash bands
To save movies using a computer, install
the software from the supplied CD-ROM
“Content Management Utility” beforehand.
Use commercially available software to edit
images or create discs.
Disk volume required for installation:
Approximately 100 MB
Only the NTFS or exFAT file system can be
used for importing videos or registering
them for viewing.
Step 1 Checking the computer system
Display
Minimum 1,024 × 768 dots
Others
USB port (this must be provided as standard,
High-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compatible))
(CD-ROM drive is necessary for
installation)
OS*1
Microsoft Windows XP SP3*2/Windows
Vista SP2*3/Windows 7
CPU
– Importing movies to a computer
– Handling movies with standard definition
image quality (SD) only
Memory
Windows XP: 512 MB or more (1 GB or
more is recommended.)
Windows Vista/Windows 7: 1 GB or more
b Notes
• Operation with all computer environments is not
assured.
• The supplied software “Content Management
Utility” is not supported by Mac computers.
Step 2 Installing the supplied software
“Content Management Utility”
Install “Content Management Utility”
before connecting your camcorder to a
computer.
1 Confirm that your camcorder is not
connected to the computer.
Connecting with another device
To play back movies with high definition
image quality (HD) in the highest image
quality mode, use an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.80
GHz CPU or faster.
Movies with high definition image quality
(HD) recorded in other than the highest
image quality mode may be played back
with a slower CPU.
Depending on the performance of your video
card, movies with high definition image
quality (HD) recorded using the highest
image quality mode may be played back
with a slower CPU than that recommended
above.
For the following operations, an Intel
Pentium III 1 GHz or faster is sufficient.
*1 Standard installation is required. Operation is
not assured if the OS has been upgraded or in a
multi-boot environment.
*2 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not
supported.
*3 Starter (Edition) is not supported.
2 Turn on the computer.
• Log on as an Administrator for installation.
• Close all applications running on the
computer before installing the software.
3 Place the supplied CD-ROM “Content
Management Utility” in the disc drive of
your computer.
The installation screen appears.
• If the screen does not appear, click [Start]
t [Computer] (in Windows XP, [My
Computer]), then double-click
[SONYCMU(E:)] (CD-ROM).
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Saving images with a computer (Continued)
4 Select the language for the application
to be installed, then click [OK].
5 When the install wizard screen appears,
click [Next].
6 Confirm the license agreement, and if
you accept the terms, click [Next].
To disconnect your camcorder from
the computer
1 Click the
icon at the bottom right of
the desktop of the computer t [Safely
remove USB Mass Storage Device].
7 Select the drive or folder to install the
application, then click [Next].
8 Select the option to create the desk-top
shortcut, then click [Next].
9 Turn on your camcorder, then connect
the camcorder to the computer using the
supplied USB cable.
2 Touch
screen.
t [YES] on the camcorder
3 Disconnect the USB cable.
b Notes
USB cable
(supplied)
The [USB CONNECT] screen appears
on the camcorder screen automatically.
0 Click [Next].
qa Follow the on-screen instructions to
install the software.
• Restart the computer if required to complete
the installation.
When the installation is completed, the
following icon will appear, depending
on the selection in step 8.
qs Remove the CD-ROM from the
computer.
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• Use the supplied “Content Management Utility”
software when you import long movies or edited
images from the camcorder to a computer. If
you use other software, the images may not be
imported correctly.
• If file size exceeds 2 GB during a long
recording, a new file is created automatically,
resulting in the movie being divided into
multiple files when you view the recording
media directly from your computer after
recording.
• If you imported images without using the
supplied “Content Management Utility”
software, an image divided into multiple files
during recording after exceeding 2 GB may not
be concatenated properly. When using other
editing software, use the supplied “Content
Management Utility” software to import images
to a computer. The files will be concatenated
and imported.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problems using your camcorder, follow the flow chart below.
1 Check your camcorder, referring to the items on pages 109 to 116.
2 Disconnect the power source, reconnect the power source after about 1 minute and turn
on your camcorder.
3 Press the RESET button (p. 9) with a pointed object, then turn on your camcorder.
This operation will reset the date, time and area settings.
4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Power sources/LCD screen/Wireless Remote Commander···p. 109
Memory card/flash memory unit···p. 111
Recording···p. 111
Playback···p. 114
Connecting to TV···p. 115
Copying/Editing/Connecting to other devices···p. 115
Connecting to a computer···p. 116
Power sources/LCD screen/Wireless Remote Commander
• Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder (p. 19).
• Use the AC Adaptor to connect the camcorder to a wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 19).
The camcorder does not operate even when the power is set to on.
Troubleshooting
The power does not turn on or abruptly turns off.
• Disconnect the power source (battery or AC Adaptor), then reconnect it after about 1 minute.
• Press the RESET button (p. 9) using a pointed object.
The camcorder gets warm.
• The camcorder may get warmer while you use it. This is not a malfunction.
The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct figure.
• Ambient temperature is too high or too low, or the battery pack has not been charged enough.
This is not a malfunction.
• Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, the battery may be worn-out. Replace
it with a new one (p. 19, 124).
• The indicated figure may not be correct in certain circumstances. For example, when you
open or close the LCD screen, it takes about 1 minute to display the correct remaining
battery.
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
The battery pack discharges too quickly.
• Ambient temperature is too high or low, or the battery pack has not been charged enough.
This is not a malfunction.
• Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, the battery may be worn-out. Replace
it with a new one (p. 19, 124).
The image on the viewfinder is not clear.
• When the large LCD viewfinder is attached, turn the viewfinder lens adjustment ring until the
image appears clearly (p. 30).
The supplied Wireless Remote Commander does not function.
• Set [REMOTE CONTROL] to [ON] (p. 103).
• Remove any obstructions between the Wireless Remote Commander and the remote sensor
of the camcorder.
• Keep strong light sources, such as sunlight or overhead lighting, away from the remote
sensor, otherwise the Wireless Remote Commander may not function properly.
• Insert a fresh battery in the compartment with its +/– terminals matching those of the
compartment (p. 11).
Another video device malfunctions when you use the supplied Wireless
Remote Commander.
• Select a commander mode other than DVD2 for your video device.
• Cover the sensor of your video device with black paper.
When a device is connected to the REMOTE jack, the camcorder or the device
does not operate properly.
• The connected device may react slowly to some operations.
• If you disconnect the cable from the device while the cable is still connected to the
camcorder’s REMOTE jack, the camcorder may not restore the proper settings. Disconnect
the cable also from the camcorder’s REMOTE jack.
110
Memory card/flash memory unit
The camcorder does not operate with the memory card inserted.
• The memory card was formatted on a computer. Format it on this camcorder (p. 80).
The data file name is incorrect, or flashing.
• The file is damaged.
• Use a file format supported by your camcorder (p. 122).
The recording media indicator is flashing.
• Something wrong happened to recording media. Stop recording of all recording media, and
repair the database file.
Images on the recording media cannot be deleted.
• You can select no more than 100 images to be deleted on the edit screen.
• The images are protected. Unprotect the images (p. 75).
Recording
The recording does not start when you press the START/STOP button.
Troubleshooting
• The playback screen is displayed. Finish playback operation (p. 68).
• There is no empty space on the recording media. Replace the recording media with a new
one, delete unnecessary images (p. 77) or format the recording media (p. 80).
• Total number of movie scenes exceeds the recordable capacity of your camcorder (p. 120).
Delete unnecessary images (p. 77).
• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it
for a while in a cool place.
• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely low. Turn off your camcorder and leave it
for a while in a warm place.
• Something wrong happened to one of recording media. Stop recording of all recording media,
and repair the database file.
The access lamp remains lit even after recording was stopped.
• Your camcorder is recording the scene you have just shot on the memory card.
The imaging field looks different.
• The imaging field may look different depending on the condition of your camcorder. This is
not a malfunction.
The actual recording time for movies is less than the estimated recording time
of the recording media.
• Depending on the recording conditions, the time available for recording may be shorter, for
example when recording a fast moving object, etc. (p. 119).
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
The camcorder does not keep the setting changes.
• Some menu items return to the default setting when the power is turned off.
• The [EXPANDED FOCUS] setting is not stored.
• The power sources have been disconnected when the POWER switch was set to ON. Before
disconnecting the battery or the AC Adaptor, set the POWER switch to OFF and make sure
that the access lamp is turned off.
There is a time difference between the point when the START/STOP button is
pressed and the point that the recording movie is started or stopped actually.
• On your camcorder, there may be a slight time difference between the point where you press
the START/STOP button and the actual point that recording movie starts/stops. This is not a
malfunction.
Still image recording takes time.
• The noise reduction processing function is working. This is not a malfunction.
The aspect ratio (16:9 (wide)/4:3) cannot be changed.
• The aspect ratio of high definition image quality (HD) movies is 16:9 (wide).
Automatic focus does not function.
• Set the FOCUS switch to AUTO to enable the automatic focus function (p. 37).
• Adjust the focus manually if the automatic focus does not work properly (p. 37).
• Use an E-mount lens (p. 21).
Menu items are grayed out or do not work.
• You cannot select grayed out display items in the current recording/playback situation.
• There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously. The following list shows
examples of unworkable combinations of functions and menu items.
Cannot use
Situation
[ON/OFF] of [AE SHIFT] All of iris, gain or ISO sensitivity and shutter speed are set
manually.
[ZEBRA], [PEAKING]
[COLOR BAR] is set to [ON].
[ON/OFF] of [MARKER] [EXPANDED FOCUS] is set to [ON].
[TC PRESET]
[TC MAKE] is set to [REGENERATE].
[COLOR BAR]
Movies are being recorded.
[EXPANDED FOCUS] is set to [ON].
Iris, gain, ISO sensitivity, shutter speed, or white balance cannot be adjusted
manually.
• Set the AUTO/MANUAL switch to MANUAL.
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Tiny spots in white, red, blue, or green appear on the LCD screen.
• This phenomenon appears when using a slow shutter speed (p. 45). This is not a malfunction.
The subjects passing by the frame very fast appear crooked.
• This is called the focal plane phenomenon. This is not a malfunction. Because of the way that
the image device (CMOS sensor) reads out image signals, the subjects passing by the frame
rapidly might appear crooked depending on the recording conditions.
Horizontal stripes appear on the image.
• This occurs when recording pictures under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury
lamp. This is not a malfunction. This can be improved by changing the shutter speed (p. 45).
The image appears divided horizontally.
• Images on the LCD screen look horizontally divided when a subject is continuously lit with a
flash. The effect of this phenomenon may be reduced by using a slower shutter speed.
• You may try using the “Content Management Utility” software on the supplied CD-ROM to
repair the image.
Black bands appear when you record a TV screen or computer screen.
• This can be improved by adjusting the shutter speed (p. 45).
• Adjust [DETAIL] to the negative side (p. 61).
The time code is not recorded in sequence.
• The time code may not be recorded sequentially if you change the settings of [
SET] and [
REC FORMAT].
/
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Troubleshooting
Fine patterns flicker, diagonal lines look jagged.
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
Playback
Refer also to the “Memory card/flash memory unit” section (p. 111).
The desired images cannot be found. Images cannot be played back.
• Select the recording media and image quality of the image you want to play back on the
VISUAL INDEX screen (p. 66).
• Image data cannot be played back if you have modified file names or folders, or have edited
the data on a computer (When viewing still images, the file name flashes). This is not a
malfunction (p. 124).
• Images recorded on other devices may not be played back, or displayed in incorrect size. This
is not a malfunction.
• Display the VISUAL INDEX screen, touch twice on the thumbnail of the image you want to
play back, or select the thumbnail with B/V/v/b buttons and press the EXEC button (p. 67).
The data file name is displayed incorrectly, or flashing.
• The file is damaged.
• The file format is not supported on your camcorder (p. 122).
• Only the file name is displayed, if the folder structure does not conform to the universal
standard.
No sound or only a low sound is heard.
• Turn up the volume (p. 68).
• Movies recorded with [S&Q MOTION] or [SUPER SLOW MOTION] do not have sounds.
Photos cannot be played back.
• Photos may not be playable if the folder/file name is changed, or images are edited on a
computer (the file name flashes). This is not a malfunction.
“---” is displayed on the LCD screen.
• Bars will be displayed for the camera data of the movies recorded with [COLOR BAR] set to
[ON].
• Bars will be displayed for the exposure compensation value and flash information of the still
images created with [PHOTO CAPTURE].
appears on the LCD screen.
• This appears when you play back movies recorded with 5.1ch surround sound. 5.1ch
surround sound is down-mixed to 2ch stereo and played back on your camcorder.
114
Connecting to TV
Neither image nor sound is played back on the TV connected with the
component video cable.
• Set [VIDEO OUT] according to the requirements of the connected device (p. 92).
• When you are using the component video cable, make sure that you connect the red and white
plugs of the A/V connecting cable (p. 72).
Neither image nor sound is played back on the TV connected with the HDMI
cable.
• Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded
in the images.
• Signals are not output from the HDMI OUT jack when the USB jack is connected.
Neither image nor sound is played back on the TV, projector, or AV amplifier
connected with the HDMI cable.
• If you cannot view images or hear sound on the TV, projector, or AV amplifier connected
with the HDMI cable, try disconnecting and connecting the HDMI cable, or turn on your
camcorder again.
The image appears distorted on the 4:3 TV.
Black zone appears at top and bottom of a 4:3 TV screen.
• This happens when viewing a movie recorded in the 16:9 (wide) mode on a 4:3 TV. This is
not a malfunction.
Troubleshooting
• This happens when viewing a movie recorded in the 16:9 (wide) mode on a 4:3 TV. Select
(REC/OUT SET) t [VIDEO OUT] t [DOWN CONVERT TYPE] t the
appropriate down conversion type (p. 93).
Copying/Editing/Connecting to other devices
Time code and other information appear on the display of the connected
device.
• Set [DISPLAY OUTPUT] to [LCD PANEL] when you connect a device with the A/V
connecting cable (p. 98).
Copy cannot be done correctly using the A/V connecting cable.
• The A/V connecting cable is not connected properly. Make sure that the A/V connecting
cable is connected to the input jack of the device.
Sound cannot be added to the recording media after recording.
• You cannot add sound to the recording media after recording on your camcorder.
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
Copy cannot be done correctly using the HDMI cable.
• You cannot copy movies using the HDMI cable.
Connecting to a computer
The computer does not recognize the camcorder.
• Disconnect the cable from the computer, then connect it again securely.
• Disconnect the cable from your computer and camcorder. Reboot your computer, and
connect your computer and camcorder following the steps in the correct order (p. 107)
Movies cannot be viewed or copied to the computer.
• Disconnect the cable from the computer, then connect it again.
• You need to install the supplied “Content Management Utility” to copy movies from your
camcorder to your computer (p. 107).
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Troubleshooting
Warning indicators and messages
Self-diagnosis display/Warning
indicators
When an error occurs, a warning indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
You can fix some problems associated with
the symptoms yourself. If the problem
persists even after you have tried a couple
of times, contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
C:04:ss
• The battery pack is not an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. Use an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (p. 124).
(Warning indicator pertaining
to battery pack temperature)
• The battery pack is too hot. Replace the
battery pack, or remove the battery
pack and put it in a cool place.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
memory cards)
Slow flashing
• Free spaces for recording images are
running out. For the type of memory
cards you can use with your camcorder,
see page 31.
• No memory card is inserted (p. 31).
Fast flashing
C:06:ss
• The battery pack is too hot. Replace the
battery pack, or remove the battery
pack and put it in a cool place.
C:13:ss
C:32:ss
• Remove the power source. Reconnect it
and operate your camcorder again.
E:ss:ss
• Try the steps 2 to 4 on page 109.
E (Battery level warning)
• The battery pack is nearly used up.
• Depending on the operation,
environment, or battery conditions, E
may flash, even if around 10% is
displayed as the battery remaining
figure.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
memory card formatting)*
• The memory card is damaged.
• The memory card is not formatted
correctly (p. 80).
Troubleshooting
• Remove the recording media. After
installing them again, operate your
camcorder.
• There are not enough free spaces for
recording images. Delete unnecessary
images (p. 77), or format the memory
card (p. 80) after storing the images on
other media (p. 104).
• The image database file may be
damaged (p. 81).
(Warning indicator pertaining to
incompatible memory cards)*
• Incompatible memory card is inserted
(p. 31).
- (Warning indicator pertaining
to the write-protect of the memory
card)*
• The write-protect switch is set to lock
position on the memory card.
• Access to the memory card was
restricted on another device.
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Warning indicators and messages (Continued)
(Warning indicator pertaining to
a flash memory unit)
Slow flashing
• Free spaces for recording images are
running out. For the flash memory unit
you can use with your camcorder, see
page 32.
• No flash memory unit is attached
(p. 32).
Fast flashing
• There are not enough free spaces for
recording images. Delete unnecessary
images (p. 77), or format the flash
memory unit (p. 80) after storing the
images on other media (p. 104).
• The image database file may be
damaged (p. 81).
(Warning indicator pertaining to
a flash memory unit formatting)*
• The flash memory unit is damaged.
• The flash memory unit is not formatted
correctly (p. 80).
(Warning indicator pertaining to
the external media device)
• The image database file may be
damaged (p. 81).
• The external media device is damaged.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
formatting of the external media
device)
• The external media device is damaged.
• Format the external media device
correctly. If the message still appears,
reconnect the external media device,
then format it. Note that if you format
the external media device, all the
recorded movies and still images are
deleted.
• If you cannot format the external media
device, the external media device may
be incompatible with your camcorder,
or damaged. Replace it with a new one.
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* When [BEEP] is set to [ON] (p. 102), you hear a
melody when the warning indicators appear on
the LCD screen.
Warning messages
If messages appear on the LCD screen,
follow the instructions.
Additional Information
Recording time of movies and the number of
recordable photos
Estimated time of recording and
playback with each battery pack
Estimated recording time of
movies
Approximate time available when you use a
fully charged battery pack.
High definition image quality (HD)
Recording time
x When [
AUDIO FORMAT] is set to
[LINEAR PCM]
(unit: minute)
(unit: minute)
Battery pack
Continuous
recording
time
Typical
recording
time
60i
50i
60i
50i
NP-F770
195
210
105
130
NP-F970
290
315
160
180
2 GB
8
(8)
9
(9)
10
(10)
20
(15)
30
(30)
4 GB
15
(15)
20
(20)
25
(25)
45
(35)
70
(60)
8 GB
35
(35)
40
(40)
55
(55)
90
145
(70) (125)
16
GB
70
(70)
80
110
185
295
(80) (110) (145) (250)
b Notes
32
GB
145
170
225
375
590
(145) (170) (225) (290) (510)
x When [
AUDIO FORMAT] is set to
[DOLBY DIGITAL]
(unit: minute)
2 GB
9
(9)
10
(10)
10
(10)
25
(15)
45
(35)
4 GB
15
(15)
20
(20)
25
(25)
50
(40)
90
(75)
8 GB
35
(35)
40
(40)
60
(60)
105
185
(80) (155)
16
GB
75
(75)
90
120
215
380
(90) (120) (165) (310)
32
GB
Additional Information
• Recording format
When selecting [60i]: 1080/24p FX
When selecting [50i]: 1080/25p FX
• Using the E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens*
• Using ECM-XM1 connected to the INPUT1
jack
• Using a memory card
• Typical recording time shows the time when
you repeat recording start/stop, turning on/off,
and so on.
• Times measured when using the camcorder at
25 °C (77 °F).
• Both recording and playback time will be
shorter when you use your camcorder in low
temperatures. It is recommended that you use
the camcorder from 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to
86 °F).
• The recording and playback time will be shorter
depending on the conditions under which you
use your camcorder.
* Supplied with NEX-FS700UK/FS700EK/
FS700K.
150
180
245
440
770
(150) (180) (245) (330) (630)
Playing time
(unit: minute)
Battery pack
60i
50i
NP-F770
300
305
NP-F970
450
460
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Recording time of movies and the number of recordable photos
(Continued)
Standard definition image quality
(SD)
(unit: minute)
2 GB
25 (25)
4 GB
55 (50)
8 GB
110 (100)
16 GB
225 (210)
z Tips
32 GB
460 (420)
• Bit-rate (movie + audio, etc.), number of pixels,
and aspect ratio of each recording mode of
movies are as follows.
– High definition image quality (HD)
PS: max. 28 Mbps 1,920 × 1,080/16:9,
FX: max. 24 Mbps 1,920 × 1,080/16:9,
1,280 × 720/16:9
FH: approx. 17 Mbps (ave.)
1,920 × 1,080/16:9, 1,280 × 720/16:9
HQ: approx. 9 Mbps (ave.)
1,440 × 1,080/16:9
LP: approx. 5 Mbps (ave.) 1,440 × 1,080/16:9
– Standard definition image quality (SD)
HQ: approx. 9 Mbps (ave.) 720 × 576/16:9,
4:3
• Number of pixels and aspect ratio of still images
– Recording still image:
3,840 × 2,160 dots/16:9
3,248 × 2,160 dots/3:2
– Capturing a still image from a movie:
1,920 × 1,080 dots/16:9
640 × 360 dots/16:9
640 × 480 dots/4:3
• When using Sony memory card.
b Notes
• The recordable time may vary depending on the
recording conditions, subjects, and [REC SET]
(p. 92).
• The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable
time.
z Tips
• You can record movies of a maximum of 3,999
scenes with high definition image quality (HD),
and 9,999 scenes with standard definition image
quality (SD).
• The maximum continuous recording time for a
movie is approximately 13 hours.
• Your camcorder uses the VBR (Variable Bit
Rate) format to automatically adjust image
quality to suit the recording scene. This
technology causes fluctuations in the recording
time of the media. Movies containing quickly
moving and complex images are recorded at a
higher bit-rate, and this reduces the overall
recording time.
Expected number of recordable
photos
Memory card
3:2(7.0M)
120
• When using Sony memory card.
• The number of recordable photos of memory
card shown is for the maximum image size of
your camcorder. The actual number of
recordable photos is displayed on the LCD
screen during recording (p. 12).
• The number of recordable photos of memory
card may vary depending on the recording
conditions.
16:9(8.3M)
2 GB
560
520
4 GB
1100
1000
8 GB
2250
2100
16 GB
4550
4250
32 GB
9200
8500
Using your camcorder abroad
Power supply
You can use your camcorder in any
country/region using the AC Adaptor/
Charger supplied with your camcorder
within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/
60 Hz range.
Viewing on TV
Before recording a movie with your
camcorder for viewing on a TV, set [60i/50i
SEL] to the appropriate TV system for the
country/region in which you intended to
view the movie. The following shows
which countries and regions require [60i] or
[50i] setting.
Countries/regions that require [60i] on [60i/
50i SEL]
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central
America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,
Guyana, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the
U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
Additional Information
Countries/regions that require [50i] on [60i/
50i SEL]
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Guiana, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary,
Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia,
Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay,
Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore,
Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United
Kingdom, Uruguay, etc.
Simple setting of the clock by time
difference
When you are abroad, you can easily adjust
the clock to the local time by setting the
time difference. Select [AREA SET], then
set the time difference (p. 102).
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File/folder structure on the memory card and
the flash memory unit
The file/folder structure is shown below. You do not usually need to acknowledge the file/
folder structure, when recording/playing back movies and still images on the camcorder.
* “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, flash
memory unit
**SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC
memory card
A Image management files
When you delete the files, you cannot
record/play back the images correctly.
The files are defaulted as hidden files
and not usually displayed.
B HD movie management information
folder
This folder contains recording data of
high definition image quality (HD)
movies. Do not try to open this folder or
access the contents of this folder from a
computer. Doing so might damage
image files, or prevent image files from
being played back.
C SD movie files (MPEG-2 files)
The extension of the files is “.MPG”.
The maximum size is 2 GB. When the
capacity of a file exceeds 2 GB, the file
becomes divided. The file numbers go
up automatically. When the capacity of
a file number exceeds 9999, another
folder is created to record new movie
files. The folder name goes up:
[100PNV01] t [101PNV01]
D Still image files (JPEG files)
The extension of the files is “.JPG”. The
file numbers go up automatically. When
the capacity of a file number exceeds
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9999, another folder is created to store
new still image files. The folder name
goes up: [100MSDCF] t
[101MSDCF]
• Do not modify the files or folders on the
camcorder from the computer. The image files
may be destroyed or may not be played back.
Operation is not guaranteed, if you perform this
operation.
• When you delete image files, follow the steps on
page 77. Do not delete the image files on the
camcorder directly from the computer.
• Do not format the recording media in the
camcorder using a computer. The camcorder
may not operate correctly.
• Do not copy the files on the recording media
from a computer. Operation is not guaranteed.
• Use the supplied application software “Content
Management Utility” to import data from the
recording media to a computer.
Maintenance and precautions
About the AVCHD format
What is the AVCHD format?
The AVCHD format is a high definition
digital video camera format used to record
an HD (high definition) signal, using
efficient data compression coding
technology. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
format is adopted to compress video data,
and the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM
system is used to compress audio data.
The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is capable
of compressing images at higher efficiency
than that of the conventional image
compressing format.
• Because the AVCHD format uses a data
compression system, images may be distorted in
scenes where the image, angle, or brightness
changes drastically. This is not a malfunction.
Recording and playback on your
camcorder
Video signal*: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
• When selecting [60i]
1920 × 1080/60p, 1920 × 1080/60i,
1920 × 1080/24p, 1280 × 720/60p,
1440 × 1080/60i
• When selecting [50i]
1920 × 1080/50p, 1920 ×1080/50i,
1280 ×720/50p, 1440 × 1080/50i
Audio signal: Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear
PCM 2 ch
Recording media: memory card, flash
memory unit (sold separately)
* Data recorded in AVCHD format other than the
above mentioned cannot be played back on your
camcorder.
Additional Information
Based on the AVCHD format, your
camcorder records with the HD (high
definition) image quality. In addition to HD
(high definition) image quality, your
camcorder is capable of recording a
standard definition (SD) signal in the
conventional MPEG-2 format.
About the memory card
• A memory card formatted by a computer
(Windows OS/Mac OS) does not have
guaranteed compatibility with your camcorder.
• Data read/write speed may vary depending on
the combination of the memory card and
memory card compliant product you use.
• Damaged or lost image data will not be
compensated for, and may occur in the
following cases:
– If you eject the memory card, turn the power
off on your camcorder, or remove the battery
pack for replacement while your camcorder is
reading or writing image files on the memory
card (while the access lamp is lit or flashing).
– If you use the memory card near magnets or
magnetic fields.
• It is recommended to make a back-up of
important data on the hard disk of a computer.
• Do not attach a label or the like on memory card
or a memory card adaptor.
• Do not touch, or allow metallic objects to come
into contact with the terminals.
• Do not bend, drop or apply strong force to the
memory card.
• Do not disassemble or modify the memory card.
• Do not let the memory card get wet.
• Be careful to keep memory card out of the reach
of small children. There is danger that a child
might swallow it.
• Do not insert anything other than the compliant
size of memory card into the memory card slot.
Doing so may cause a malfunction.
• Do not use or keep the memory card in the
following locations:
– Places subject to extremely high temperature,
such as a car parked outside in the summer
– Places under direct sunlight
– Places with extremely high humidity or
subject to corrosive gases
x On the memory card adaptor
• When inserting memory card into a memory
card adaptor, make sure the memory card is
inserted facing in the correct direction, then
insert it all the way in. Note that improper use
may cause a malfunction.
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
On image data compatibility
• Image data files recorded on a memory card by
your camcorder conform to the “Design rule for
Camera File system” universal standard
established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries
Association).
• On your camcorder, you cannot play back still
images recorded on other devices (DCRTRV900E or DSC-D700/D770) that do not
conform to the universal standard. (These
models are not sold in some regions.)
• If you cannot use the memory card that has been
used with another device, format it with your
camcorder (p. 80). Note that formatting erases
all information on the memory card.
• You may not be able to play back images with
your camcorder:
– When playing back image data modified on
your computer.
– When playing back image data recorded with
other devices.
About the “Memory Stick” media
Types of “Memory Stick” media
“Memory Stick Duo” media
(with MagicGate)
Recording
/Playback
_
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media (Mark2)
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”
media
• This product supports parallel data transfer.
However, the transfer speed may differ,
depending on the type of media you use.
• This product cannot record or play data that uses
“MagicGate” technology. “MagicGate” is a
copyright protection technology that records and
transfers the contents in an encrypted format.
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About the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack
Your camcorder operates only with an
“InfoLITHIUM” L series battery pack of a
large capacity, such as NP-F770 (supplied)
and NP-F970 (sold separately). You cannot
use NP-F570.
“InfoLITHIUM” L series battery packs
have the
mark.
What is an “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack?
An “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery pack that has functions
for communicating information related to
operating conditions between your
camcorder and a supplied Charger.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack displays
the remaining battery time in % according
to the operating situations of your
camcorder.
To charge the battery pack
• Be sure to charge the battery pack before you
start using your camcorder.
• We recommend charging the battery pack in an
ambient temperature of from 10 °C to 30 °C
(50 °F to 86 °F) until the charge lamp of the
Charger turns off. If you charge the battery pack
outside of this temperature range, you may not
be able to charge it efficiently.
To use the battery pack effectively
• Battery pack performance decreases when the
ambient temperature is 10 °C (50 °F) or below,
and the length of time you can use the battery
pack becomes shorter. In that case, do one of the
following to use the battery pack for a longer
time.
– Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up,
and install it in your camcorder right before
you start taking shots.
– Use a large capacity battery pack: NP-F970
(sold separately).
• Be sure to set the POWER switch to OFF when
not recording or playing back on your
camcorder. The battery pack is also consumed
when your camcorder is in recording standby or
playback pause.
• Have spare battery packs ready for 2 or 3 times
the expected recording time, and make trial
recordings before making the actual recording.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The
battery pack is not water resistant.
About the remaining battery indicator
• Check the level with the following indicators
and % displayed on the LCD screen.
Battery remaining
indicator
%
61% to 100%
41% to 60%
21% to 40%
1% to 20%
-
About storage of the battery pack
• If the battery pack is not used for a long time,
fully charge the battery pack and use it up on
your camcorder once a year to maintain proper
function. To store the battery pack, remove it
from your camcorder and put it in a dry, cool
place.
• To discharge the battery pack on your
camcorder completely, leave your camcorder in
recording standby until the power goes off.
• Battery capacity decreases over time and
through repeated use. If decreased usage time
between charges becomes significant, it is
probably time to replace it with a new one.
• Each battery’s life is governed by storage,
operating and environmental conditions.
About charging the battery pack
• Use the Charger (supplied) to charge the
designated batteries only. If you charge other
types of batteries, those batteries may leak, heat
up, burst, or give an electric shock, resulting in
burns or injury.
• Remove the charged battery from the Charger.
• The CHARGE lamp of the supplied Charger
flashes in 2 patterns as follows:
Fast-flashing...Turns on and off rapidly at about
0.15-second intervals.
Slow-flashing...Turns on and off alternately for
about 1.5 seconds, and turns off completely for
about 1.5 seconds. The lamp repeats this
sequence.
• If the CHARGE lamp is fast-flashing, remove
the battery that is being charged, and then reattach the same battery again firmly. If the
CHARGE lamp continues fast-flashing, the
cause could be that the battery is damaged, or
the battery is not a designated type. Check the
battery to confirm whether it is a designated
type or not. If it is a designated type, remove the
battery first, and then attach a brand-new battery
or another known-to-be-good battery to see if
the Charger is working correctly. If the Charger
is working correctly, the cause could be that the
battery is damaged.
• If the CHARGE lamp is slow-flashing, the
Charger is in standby mode and charging is
suspended. When the ambient temperature is out
of the appropriate temperature range for
charging, the Charger suspends charging
automatically and enters standby mode. When
the ambient temperature returns to an
appropriate temperature, the Charger restarts
charging and the CHARGE lamp lights up. We
recommend charging the battery pack in an
ambient temperature of from 10 °C to 30 °C
(50 °F to 86 °F).
Continued ,
Additional Information
• The displayed level may not be correct under
certain circumstances.
• When the power goes off even though the
remaining battery time indicator indicates that
the battery pack has enough power to operate,
charge the battery pack fully again. Remaining
battery time will be indicated correctly. Note,
however, that the battery indication will not be
restored if it is used in high temperatures for a
long time, or if left in a fully charged state, or
when the battery pack is frequently used. Use
the remaining battery time indication as a rough
guide only.
About battery life
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
About handling of your
camcorder
On use and care
• Do not use or store the camcorder and
accessories in the following locations.
– Anywhere extremely hot or cold. Never leave
them exposed to temperatures above 60 °C
(140 °F), such as under direct sunlight, near
heaters or in a car parked in the sun. They
may malfunction or become deformed.
– Near strong magnetic fields or mechanical
vibration. The camcorder may malfunction.
– Near strong radio waves or radiation. The
camcorder may not be able to record properly.
– Near AM receivers and video equipment.
Noise may occur.
– On a sandy beach or anywhere dusty. If sand
or dust gets in your camcorder, the camcorder
may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction
cannot be repaired.
– Near windows or outdoors, where the LCD
screen, the viewfinder, or the lens may be
exposed to direct sunlight. This damages the
inside of the viewfinder or the LCD screen.
– Anywhere very humid.
• Operate your camcorder on DC 7.2 V (battery
pack) or DC 7.6 V (AC Adaptor).
• For DC or AC operation, use the accessories
recommended in these operating instructions.
• Do not let your camcorder get wet, for example,
from rain or sea water. If your camcorder gets
wet, it may malfunction. Sometimes this
malfunction cannot be repaired.
• If any solid object or liquid gets inside the
casing, unplug your camcorder and have it
checked by a Sony dealer before operating it
any further.
• Avoid rough handling, disassembling,
modifying, physical shock, or impact such as
hammering, dropping or stepping on the
product. Be particularly careful of the lens.
• Do not use a deformed or damaged battery pack.
• Keep the POWER switch set to OFF when you
are not using your camcorder.
• Do not wrap your camcorder with a towel, for
example, and operate it. Doing so might cause
heat to build up inside.
• When disconnecting the power cord (mains
lead), pull it by the plug and not the lead.
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• Do not damage the power cord (mains lead)
such as by placing anything heavy on it.
• Keep metal contacts clean.
• Keep the Wireless Remote Commander and
button-type battery out of children’s reach. If
the battery is accidentally swallowed, consult a
doctor immediately.
• If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked,
– consult your local authorized Sony service
facility.
– wash off any liquid that may have contacted
your skin.
– if any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with
plenty of water and consult a doctor.
x When not using your camcorder for a
long time
• Turn on the camcorder and record and play back
images about once a month to keep it in an
optimum state for a long time.
• Use up the battery pack completely before
storing it.
Moisture condensation
If your camcorder is brought directly from a cold
place to a warm place, moisture may condense
inside your camcorder and cause a malfunction of
your camcorder.
x If moisture condensation has occurred
Leave your camcorder for about 1 hour without
turning it on.
x Note on moisture condensation
Moisture may condense when you bring your
camcorder from a cold place into a warm place (or
vice versa) or when you use your camcorder in a
humid place as shown below.
• When you bring your camcorder from a ski
slope into a place warmed up by a heating
device.
• When you bring your camcorder from an air
conditioned car or room into a hot place outside.
• When you use your camcorder after a squall or a
shower.
• When you use your camcorder in a hot and
humid place.
x How to avoid moisture condensation
b Notes
When you bring your camcorder from a cold place
into a warm place, put your camcorder in a plastic
bag and seal it tightly. Remove the bag when the
air temperature inside the plastic bag has reached
the ambient temperature (after about 1 hour).
• If you did not press the right spot, try the
calibration again.
• Do not use a sharp-pointed object for
calibration. Doing so may damage the LCD
screen.
• You cannot perform the calibration when the
LCD screen is turned around, or facing up and
closed to the camcorder
LCD screen
• Do not exert excessive pressure on the LCD
screen, as it may cause damage.
• If your camcorder is used in a cold place, a
residual image may appear on the LCD screen.
This is not a malfunction.
• While using your camcorder, the back of the
LCD screen may heat up. This is not a
malfunction.
x To clean the LCD screen
x To adjust the touch panel
(CALIBRATION)
The buttons on the touch panel may not work
correctly. If this happens, follow the procedure
below. It is recommended that you connect your
camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using
the supplied AC Adaptor during the operation.
• If the casing is soiled, clean the camcorder body
with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water,
and then wipe the casing with a dry soft cloth.
• Avoid the following to prevent damage to the
finish.
– Using chemicals such as thinner, benzine,
alcohol, chemical cloths, repellent, insecticide
and sunscreen.
– Handling with above substances on your
hands.
– Leaving the casing in contact with rubber or
vinyl objects for a long period of time.
Care and storage of the lens
• Wipe the surface of the lens clean with a soft
cloth in the following instances:
– When there are fingerprints on the lens
surface.
– In hot or humid locations
– When the lens is exposed to salty air such as
at the seaside.
• Store in a well-ventilated location subject to
little dirt or dust.
• To prevent mold, periodically clean the lens as
described above.
1 Press the MENU button t select
(OTHERS) t [CALIBRATION]
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
Additional Information
The LCD screen is covered with a coating. The
coating may be peeled off by scratching or
rubbing. Maintain the LCD screen as follows.
• Wipe dirt off the LCD screen with a clean, soft
cloth, such as an eye glass cleaning cloth, etc.
• Before wiping the LCD screen, blow dust or
sand off with a dust blower, etc.
• If you rub the LCD screen hard, even with a
tissue, the coating may be damaged.
• Wipe fingerprints or hand cream off the LCD
screen as soon as possible, as they may cause
the coating to peel off.
Casing
2 Touch “×” displayed on the LCD screen
with the corner of memory card or the
like 3 times.
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
Charging the pre-installed
rechargeable battery
Note on disposal/transfer of the
recording media
Your camcorder has a pre-installed rechargeable
battery to retain the date, time, and other settings
even when the POWER switch is set to OFF. The
pre-installed rechargeable battery is always
charged while your camcorder is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket) via the AC Adaptor or
while the battery pack is attached. The
rechargeable battery will be fully discharged in
about 3 months if you do not use your
camcorder at all without the AC Adaptor
connected or the battery pack attached. Use your
camcorder after charging the pre-installed
rechargeable battery.
However, even if the pre-installed rechargeable
battery is not charged, the camcorder operation
will not be affected as long as you are not
recording the date.
Even if you format the recording media or delete
data from the recording media using your
camcorder or computer, you cannot delete data
from the recording media completely.
When you transfer the recording media or your
camcorder, it is recommended that you delete the
data completely using commercially available
data deletion software to prevent the recovery of
your data. Also, when you dispose of the
recording media, it is recommended that you
destroy the actual body of the recording media.
x Procedures
Connect your camcorder to a wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor or attach a
charged battery, and leave it with the POWER
switch set to OFF for more than 24 hours.
Removing dust from inside the
viewfinder
Remove dust inside the eye piece and viewfinder
with a blower.
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Specifications
System
Minimum illumination
1.2 lx (lux)* with Shutter Speed 1/24,
auto gain control, auto iris (when
selecting [60i])
1.5 lx (lux)* with Shutter Speed 1/25,
auto gain control, auto iris (when
selecting [50i])
* Using the E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens
Input/output connectors
VIDEO OUT jack
Pin connector
1 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms) unbalanced, sync
negative
AUDIO OUT jacks
Pin connectors
-10 dBu (at load impedance 47 kΩ
(kilohms)), Output impedance with less
than 2.2 kΩ (kilohms)
(0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms)
COMPONENT OUT jack
Mini-D jack
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms)
PB/PR, CB/CR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms)
REMOTE jack
Stereo mini-minijack (Ø 2.5 mm)
HDMI OUT jack
HDMI Connector (Type A)
SDI OUT jack
BNC
SMPTE259M/292M/424M/425M
compatible
USB jack
mini-AB
i (headphones) jack
Stereo minijack (Ø 3.5 mm)
INPUT1/INPUT2 jacks
XLR 3-pin × 2, female,
MIC: -48 dBu/3 kΩ (kilohms)
LINE: +4 dBu/10 kΩ (kilohms)
(0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms)
Continued ,
Additional Information
Video signal
NTSC color, EIA standards
HDTV 1080/60i, 1080/60p, 720/60p
specification
PAL color, CCIR standards
HDTV 1080/50i, 1080/50p, 720/50p
specification
Video recording system
HD image quality: MPEG-4 AVC/
H.264 AVCHD format Ver. 2.0
compatible
SD image quality: MPEG-2 PS
Audio recording system
Linear PCM 2ch (48 kHz 16-bit)
Dolby Digital 2ch (48 kHz 16-bit)
Dolby Digital Stereo Creator employed
Still image recording system
DCF Ver. 2.0 Compatible
Exif Ver. 2.3 Compatible
MPF Baseline Compatible
Recording media (movies/still images)
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media
Flash memory units
SD card (Class 4 or faster)
Image device
“Exmor” Super35 CMOS sensor
25.5 mm × 15.6 mm
Gross: Approx. 11 600 000 pixels
Effective (movie): Approx. 8 300 000
pixels (16:9)
Effective (photo): Approx. 8 400 000
pixels (16:9), Approx. 7 100 000 pixels
(3:2)
Recording pixels (photo):
Approx. 8 300 000 pixels (16:9),
Approx. 7 000 000 pixels (3:2)
Color temperature
[AUTO]
(one push) A/B
[INDOOR] (3 200K)
[OUTDOOR] (5 800K)
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Specifications (Continued)
LCD screen
Picture
8.8 cm (3.5 type, aspect ratio 16:9)
Total dot number
921 600 (1 920 × 480)
General
Power requirements
DC 7.2 V (battery pack)
DC 7.6 V (AC Adaptor)
Average power consumption
During camera recording using the
microphone ECM-XM1, LCD with
normal brightness (using the E 18-200
mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens*)
When selecting [60i]: 9.6 W
When selecting [50i]: 8.8 W
When Flash Memory Unit HXRFMU128 is used, the average power
consumption increases about 1.1 W.
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (approx.)
Camcorder body only (including the
projecting parts):
145 mm × 178.5 mm × 253.5 mm
(5 3/4 in. × 7 1/8 in. × 10 in.) (w/h/d)
When recording (including the
projecting parts):
195.5 mm × 202.5 mm × 569.5 mm
(7 3/4 in. × 8 in. × 22 1/2 in.) (w/h/d)
(With the accessories (lens*, lens
hood*, large LCD viewfinder, large
eyecup, handle, microphone (ECMXM1), and grip (without the belt)
attached.))
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Mass (approx.)
Camcorder body only:
1 680 g (3 lb 11 oz)
When recording:
3 060 g (6 lb 12 oz) (With the
accessories (battery pack (NP-F770),
lens*, lens hood*, large LCD
viewfinder, large eyecup, handle,
microphone (ECM-XM1), grip, and
flash memory unit cover) attached.)
* Supplied with NEX-FS700UK/FS700EK/
FS700K
AC Adaptor AC-PW10
Power requirements
AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption
24 W
Output voltage
DC 7.6V*
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (approx.)
127 mm × 35 mm × 63 mm
(5 in. × 1 7/16in. × 2 1/2in.) (w/h/d)
excluding the projecting parts
Mass (approx.)
300 g (10 oz.) excluding the power cord
(mains lead)
* See the label on the AC Adaptor for other
specifications.
Charger AC-VL1
Power requirements
AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption
22 W
Output voltage
DC 8.4 V*
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (approx.)
136 mm × 51 mm × 90 mm
(5 3/8 in. × 2 1/8 in. × 3 5/8 in.) (w/h/d)
excluding the projecting parts
Mass (approx.)
270 g (9.6 oz) excluding the power cord
(mains lead)
* See the label on the Charger for other
specifications.
Rechargeable battery pack NP-F770
* Minimum focus is the shortest distance from the
image sensor to the subject.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
Additional Information
Maximum output voltage
DC 8.4 V
Output voltage
DC 7.2 V
Maximum charge voltage
DC 8.4 V
Maximum charge current
3.0 A
Capacity
Typical: 31.7 Wh (4 400 mAh)
Minimum: 30.0 Wh (4 200 mAh)
Type
Li-ion
Minimum focus*
0.30 m (W) - 0.50 m (T) (11 7/8 in. 19 3/4 in.)
Maximum magnification
×0.35
Minimum f-stop
f/22 - f/40
Filter diameter
67 mm (2 3/4 in.)
Dimensions (approx. max. diameter ×
height)
75.5 mm × 99.0 mm (3 in. × 4 in.)
Mass (approx.)
524 g (18 1/2 oz.)
E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens
(Supplied with NEX-FS700UK/
FS700EK/FS700K)
Lens
E-mount lens
When converted to a 35 mm still camera
30.6 mm - 340 mm
(1 1/4 in. - 13 1/2 in.) (16:9)
34.2 mm - 380 mm (1 3/8 in. - 15 in.)
(3:2)
F-value
F3.5-F6.3
SteadyShot
Optical-shift biaxial-linear-drive and
hall effect sensor
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Specifications (Continued)
On trademarks
Notes on the License
• “NXCAM” logo is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “AVCHD Progressive” and “AVCHD
Progressive” logotype are trademarks of
Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick ,” “
,” “Memory Stick
Duo,” “
,” “Memory Stick
PRO Duo,” “
,”
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,”
“
,” “MagicGate,”
“
,” “MagicGate Memory
Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “BRAVIA” is a trademark of 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, and Windows Vista are
trademarks or registered trademarks of U.S.
Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other
countries.
• Mac and Mac OS are registered trademarks of
Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
• HDMI, HDMI logo, and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are registered trademarks
of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States
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downloading the source code, select NEX-FS700
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Additional Information
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Additional Information
Index
Numeric
CLOCK SET........................ 28
24p/30p OUTPUT ................92
COLOR BAR............... 91, 112
25p OUTPUT .......................93
COLOR DEPTH .................. 60
60i/50i SEL.........................103
COLOR LEVEL .................. 59
COLOR MODE ................... 59
A
COLOR PHASE .................. 60
AC Adaptor ..........................20
Connect
Gain ......................................44
GAIN SET............................ 88
GAIN/ISO SEL ....................88
GAMMA .............................. 58
GUIDEFRAME....................97
AE SHIFT.....................89, 112
Computer .................... 107
H
AF MICRO ADJUSTMENT
..............................................91
External media device
.................................... 104
HD AUDIO FORMAT.........94
AGC LIMIT .........................89
Recorder ..................... 106
AMOUNT ............................91
TV................................. 72
HD SIMULTANEOUS REC
.............................................. 34
AREA SET .........................102
COPY................................... 78
HDMI TC OUT ....................93
ASPECT ...............................96
D
HD/SD SET.......................... 43
AUDIO LEVEL DISPLAY
..............................................97
Data code ............................. 70
HEADPHONE OUT ............ 94
AUDIO LIMIT .....................94
DATE REC ........................ 102
AUDIO SET menu ...............94
DELETE .............................. 77
AUTO ISO LIMIT ...............89
DETAIL ............................... 61
I
DISPLAY OUTPUT............ 98
B
Image database file............... 81
DISPLAY SET menu........... 95
IMAGE SIZE ....................... 43
Battery ..................................19
DIVIDE................................ 76
BEEP ..................................102
DOWN CONVERT TYPE
............................................. 93
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
............................................124
ASSIGN BUTTON ..............64
BLACK BALANCE.............48
BLACK GAMMA................58
BLACK LEVEL...................58
Button-type lithium battery
..............................................11
C
CALIBRATION.................127
CAMERA DATA DISPLAY
..............................................97
Date and time ................. 13, 29
E
Expanded focus.................... 38
HD REC FORMAT.............. 42
Headphone............................ 55
HISTOGRAM ......................95
HOLD SW MODE .............103
INPUT1 TRIM ..................... 94
INPUT1 WIND ....................94
INPUT2 TRIM ..................... 94
INPUT2 WIND ....................94
EXPANDED FOCUS MAG
............................................. 97
IRIS ......................................43
F
ISO SET ............................... 88
FACE DETECTION............ 39
Flash memory unit ............... 32
CAMERA PROFILE..........101
Focus.................................... 37
CAMERA SET menu ...........88
FOCUS DISPLAY............... 98
CENTER ..............................96
Focus hold............................ 38
Charge lamp .........................19
FOCUS TRANSITION........ 90
Charger .................................19
Focus transition.................... 40
Charging time .......................20
FREE RUN ........................ 100
CLEAR ALL ........................91
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G
ISO sensitivity ......................44
Items ..................................... 84
K
KNEE ................................... 59
L
LANGUAGE......................102
Large eyecup ........................ 30
Last Scene Review ............... 63
LCD BRIGHT ......................98
Picture profile....................... 56
STEADYSHOT ....................90
Playback ............................... 66
Still image.......................35, 79
Power cord (mains lead) ...... 20
SUMMERTIME .................102
SUPER SLOW MOTION ....50
MEDIA FORMAT ...............80
Pre-installed rechargeable
battery................................. 128
MEDIA SELECT .................35
PROTECT ............................ 75
Supplied items ......................17
Memory card.................31, 123
Push auto focus .................... 38
S&Q BUTTON SETTING
............................................101
Lens ..............................21, 127
M
MARKER .....................96, 112
Insert/Eject.....................31
“Memory Stick” media
............................................124
R
Super Slow Motion...............50
S&Q MOTION .....................49
REC LAMP[F] ................... 102
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media ..................................124
REC LAMP[R] .................. 102
T
REC LINK ........................... 90
TC FORMAT .......................99
Menu .....................................84
REC RUN .......................... 100
TC MAKE ..........................100
AUDIO SET menu ........94
REC SET.............................. 92
TC PRESET..................62, 112
CAMERA SET menu....88
Recording ............................. 33
TC RUN..............................100
DISPLAY SET menu
.......................................95
Recording format ................. 42
TC/UB SET menu ................99
Recording image quality ...... 43
TONE ...................................91
Recording time ................... 119
Trademark...........................132
REC/OUT SET menu........... 92
TRANSITION TIME ...........90
REMOTE CONTROL ....... 103
Transmitter ...........................11
Using .............................82
REPAIR IMAGE DB FILE
.............................................. 81
Troubleshooting..................109
MIC+48V..............................54
RESET button ........................ 9
Items ..............................84
OTHERS menu............101
REC/OUT SET menu....92
TC/UB SET menu .........99
Moisture condensation........126
TV.........................................72
U
S
Movie....................................33
SAFETY ZONE ................... 96
UB TIME REC ...................100
Screen indicators .................. 12
USB CONNECT ................103
SD WIDE CONVERT ......... 93
N
UB PRESET .........................62
ND filter................................46
SD WIDE REC .................... 92
Using your camcorder abroad
............................................121
Number of recordable photos
............................................120
SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT
.............................................. 92
V
Self-diagnosis display ........ 117
VERSION DISPLAY .........103
SHUTTER DISPLAY.......... 98
OPERATION TIME...........103
VIDEO OUT ........................92
Shutter speed ........................ 45
OTHERS menu ...................101
Simultaneous recording........ 34
Viewfinder lens adjustment
ring........................................30
Output resolution ..................73
SLOW & QUICK................. 49
Volume .................................68
OUTPUT SELECT...............92
Slow & Quick Motion.......... 49
Outside power source ...........20
Specifications ..................... 129
W
SPOT FOCUS ...................... 39
Warning indicators .............117
START TIMER.................... 90
Warning messages ..............118
Status check.......................... 71
WB OUTDOOR LEVEL .....89
O
P
PEAKING.....................96, 112
Additional Information
Mount adaptor.......................23
PHOTO CAPTURE..............79
Continued ,
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Index (Continued)
WB PRESET ........................89
WB SHIFT ...........................60
WB TEMP SET....................89
White balance .......................47
Wireless Remote Commander
..............................................11
X
XLR AGC LINK ..................94
XLR SET..............................94
Z
ZEBRA .........................96, 112
ZOOM DISPLAY ................98
Zooming ...............................36
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