Sony | DSC-RX1RM2 | Sony DSC-RX1RM2 RX1R II Professional Compact Camera with 35mm Sensor Operating Instructions

4-579-865-12(1)
Digital Still Camera
Instruction Manual
“Help Guide” (Web manual)
Refer to “Help Guide” for in-depth
instructions on the many functions of
the camera.
http://rd1.sony.net/help/dsc/1550/h_zz/
DSC-RX1RM2
English
Learning more about the
camera (“Help Guide”)
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located
on the bottom. Record the serial number in
the space provided below. Refer to these
numbers whenever you call your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. WW843944 (DSC-RX1RM2)
Serial No.
Model No. ACSerial No.
WARNING
“Help Guide” is an on-line manual.
You can read the “Help Guide” on
your computer or smartphone.
Refer to it for in-depth instructions
on the many functions of the
camera.
URL:
http://rd1.sony.net/help/dsc/1550/
h_zz/
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
-SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER
TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK,
CAREFULLY FOLLOW
THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
If the shape of the plug does not fit the
power outlet, use an attachment plug
adaptor of the proper configuration for the
power outlet.
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CAUTION
Battery pack
If the battery pack is mishandled, the
battery pack can burst, cause a fire or even
chemical burns. Observe the following
cautions.
• Do not disassemble.
• Do not crush and do not expose the
battery pack to any shock or force such as
hammering, dropping or stepping on it.
• Do not short circuit and do not allow
metal objects to come into contact with
the battery terminals.
• Do not expose to high temperature above
60°C (140°F) such as in direct sunlight or
in a car parked in the sun.
• Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire.
• Do not handle damaged or leaking
lithium ion batteries.
• Be sure to charge the battery pack using a
genuine Sony battery charger or a device
that can charge the battery pack.
• Keep the battery pack out of the reach of
small children.
• Keep the battery pack dry.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent
type recommended by Sony.
• Dispose of used battery packs promptly
as described in the instructions.
AC Adaptor
Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket)
when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect
the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall
socket) immediately if any malfunction
occurs while using the apparatus.
For Customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION
BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are
recyclable.
You can help preserve
our environment by
returning your used
rechargeable batteries to
the collection and recycling location
nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling
of rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit
http://www.call2recycle.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or
leaking Lithium-Ion batteries.
For supplied accessories
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
CAN ICES-3 B/NMB-3 B
This equipment complies with FCC/IC
radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment and meets the
FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure
Guidelines and RSS-102 of the IC radio
frequency (RF) Exposure rules. This
equipment has very low levels of RF
energy that are deemed to comply without
testing of specific absorption ratio (SAR).
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For Customers in the U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this
product, you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669).
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: WW843944
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16535 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment must not be co-located or
operated in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
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Note:
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
– Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used
with the equipment in order to comply with
the limits for a digital device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
For Customers in Canada
This device complies with Industry
Canada’s licence-exempt RSSs. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference;
and
(2) This device must accept any
interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the
device.
For Customers in Europe
Notice for the customers in the
countries applying EU Directives
Manufacturer: Sony Corporation, 1-7-1
Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan
For EU product compliance: Sony
Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse
61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany
Hereby, Sony Corporation, declares that
this equipment is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. For
details, please access the following URL:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism
causes data transfer to discontinue midway
(fail), restart the application or disconnect
and connect the communication cable
(USB, etc.) again.
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits set out in the
EMC regulation for using connection
cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this unit.
Disposal of waste batteries and
electrical and electronic equipment
(applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the
product, the battery or
on the packaging
indicates that the
product and the battery
shall not be treated as
household waste. On
certain batteries this symbol might be used
in combination with a chemical symbol.
The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or
lead (Pb) are added if the battery contains
more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004%
lead. By ensuring these products and
batteries are disposed of correctly, you will
help prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment and
human health which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling.
The recycling of the materials will help to
conserve natural resources.
In case of products that for safety,
performance or data integrity reasons
require a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery should be
replaced by qualified service staff only. To
ensure that the battery and the electrical and
electronic equipment will be treated
properly, hand over these products at endof-life to the applicable collection point for
the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. For all other batteries, please
view the section on how to remove the
battery from the product safely. Hand the
battery over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of waste batteries.
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For more detailed information about
recycling of this product or battery, please
contact your local Civic Office, your
household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product or
battery.
For Customers in Singapore
For customers who
purchased their camera
from a store in Japan that
caters to tourists
Note
Some certification marks for standards
supported by the camera can be confirmed
on the screen of the camera.
Select MENU t
(Setup) t
[Certification Logo].
If display is not possible due to problems
such as camera failure, contact your Sony
dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
For Customers in U.A.E.
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For Customers in Malaysia
Table of contents
Introduction of functions ................................................. 10
Before use
Notes on using your camera ............................................ 12
Checking the supplied items ............................................ 16
Identifying parts .............................................................. 17
Front side .................................................................... 17
Rear side ..................................................................... 18
Top side/Side view ..................................................... 19
Bottom view ............................................................... 21
Using the viewfinder ....................................................... 22
Attaching the eyepiece cup (supplied) ....................... 23
List of icons on the monitor ............................................ 25
Functions list
Functions that can be operated using the buttons/dials .... 29
How to use the Quick Navi screen .................................. 30
Operating the camera ....................................................... 32
How to use the control wheel ..................................... 32
How to use the control dial ........................................ 32
Selecting a function using the Fn (Function) button ....... 33
Functions that can be registered using the Fn
(Function) button ............................................... 34
Functions that can be selected using the MENU
button ........................................................................... 35
Using the In-Camera Guide ............................................. 46
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Preparing the camera
Charging the battery pack ................................................ 47
Charging time (Full charge) ....................................... 50
Charging by connecting to a computer ...................... 51
Checking the remaining battery charge ...................... 51
Supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket) ..... 52
To remove the battery pack ........................................ 53
Inserting a memory card (sold separately) ...................... 54
Formatting the memory card ...................................... 55
Memory cards that can be used .................................. 55
Setting the language and the clock .................................. 57
Checking or resetting the date/time and area ............. 58
Shooting a clear image without camera shake ................ 59
Holding the camera properly ...................................... 59
SteadyShot function for movie shooting .................... 60
Shooting and viewing images
Shooting still images ....................................................... 61
Recording movies ............................................................ 63
Playing back images ........................................................ 64
Switching between still images and movies ............... 65
Playback functions ..................................................... 65
Deleting images ............................................................... 66
Selecting a shooting mode
Selecting a shooting mode ............................................... 67
Functions available for each shooting mode ................... 68
Various functions
Using the various functions ............................................. 69
Image Size (still image) ...................................... 69
Auto focus functions .................................................. 70
Creative Style ............................................................. 71
DRO/Auto HDR ......................................................... 71
LPF Effect .................................................................. 72
Using Wi-Fi functions
Using the Wi-Fi and NFC one-touch functions ............... 73
Connecting the camera to a wireless access point ..... 74
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Using applications
Adding applications to the camera
(PlayMemories Camera Apps) ................................... 75
Downloading applications .......................................... 75
Launching the application .......................................... 76
Using a computer
Developing RAW images (Image Data Converter) ......... 77
Installing Image Data Converter ................................ 77
Importing images to your computer and using them
(PlayMemories Home) ............................................... 78
Installing PlayMemories Home .................................. 79
Controlling the camera using your computer
(Remote Camera Control) .......................................... 80
Installing Remote Camera Control ............................. 80
Others
Checking the number of images and recordable time of
movies ........................................................................ 81
Specifications .................................................................. 85
Index ............................................................. 89
For details on the Wi-Fi and NFC One-touch functions, refer to the attached
document “Wi-Fi Connection/One-touch (NFC) Guide” or to the “Help Guide.”
About language setting
Change the screen language before using the camera if necessary (page 57).
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Introduction of functions
This section introduces some frequently used shooting functions and other
unique functions.
See the pages in parentheses for details.
Shooting functions used frequently
Exposure Comp. (37)
You can adjust the exposure to change the brightness of the entire image.
Even when the shooting mode is set to M, you can adjust the exposure if the
ISO sensitivity is set to [ISO AUTO].
ISO/Multi Frame NR (37)
You can adjust the luminous sensitivity.
The ISO sensitivity can be adjusted between ISO 50 and ISO 102400.
White Balance (37)
You can adjust the color tones.
You can select an option to suit a light source, or perform fine adjustments
using color temperature and color filters.
Drive Mode (36)
You can select an appropriate drive mode to suit your purposes, such as
single shooting, continuous shooting, or bracket shooting.
Focus Mode (70)/Focus Area (70)
You can adjust various settings for the focus.
You can select the focusing method or focusing area as desired to match
your subject.
Focus Magnifier (38)/MF Assist (39)
Enlarge the image to make checking the focus easier when focusing
manually.
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Introduction of functions
Features of this camera
Shooting still images in 42 megapixels (69)
You can shoot still images with extremely high resolution.
Shooting with the viewfinder (22)
You can shoot images with the built-in pop-up viewfinder.
Low pass filter effect (72)
You can change the level of the low pass filter effect according to your
subject.
Fast and accurate auto focus (70)
Enables faster and more accurate auto focus combining contrast AF and
phase detection AF that detects 399 points.
Macro mode (62)
You can shoot close-ups of subjects such as flowers or food.
How to operate or customize the camera
Display information (40)
When you look into the raised viewfinder, viewfinder mode is activated,
and when you move your face away from the viewfinder, the viewing mode
reverts to monitor mode (default settings). You can change the screen
display mode by pressing DISP on the control wheel.
Quick Navi (30)
In [For viewfinder] screen, you can quickly switch from the monitor to the
Quick Navi screen by pressing the Fn button. You can set the items with an
intuitive operation by using the control dial and the control wheel.
Customization (41)
The camera are equipped with the Custom buttons, where you can assign
desired function on each button. You can also assign functions to other
buttons, such as the AEL button.
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Before use
Notes on using your camera
Screen language
You can select the language displayed
on the screen using the menu (page 44).
Shooting procedure
This camera has 2 modes for monitoring
subjects: the monitor mode using the
monitor, and the viewfinder mode using the
viewfinder.
Functions built into this camera
This camera is compatible with 1080 60p or
50p-format movies. Unlike standard
recording modes up to now, which record
in an interlacing method, this camera
records using a progressive method. This
increases the resolution, and provides a
smoother, more realistic image.
Creating an image database file
If you insert a memory card that does not
contain an image database file into the
camera and turn on the power, the camera
automatically creates an image database
file using some of the memory card’s
capacity.
The process may take a long time and you
cannot operate the camera until the process
is completed. If a database file error occurs,
export all images to your computer using
PlayMemories Home™, and then format
the memory card using the camera.
Notes on recording/playback
• In order to stabilize the operation of the
memory card, it is recommended that you
format the memory card on the camera
when you use it with that camera for the
first time.
Once you format the memory card, all the
data recorded on the memory card will be
deleted and cannot be restored. Before
formatting, copy the data to a computer
or other device.
• If you repeatedly record and delete
images over a long period, the files on the
memory card may become fragmented
and movie recording may be suspended
partway through. If this occurs, copy the
data to a computer or other device and
then perform [Format].
• Before you start recording, make a trial
recording to make sure that the camera is
working correctly.
• The camera is neither dust-proof, nor
splash-proof, nor water-proof.
Back up recommendation for a
memory card
If you turn the camera off, remove the
battery pack or the memory card, or
disconnect the USB cable while the access
lamp is flashing, the data on the memory
card may become damaged. To avoid data
loss, always copy (back up) data to another
device.
No compensation for damaged
content or recording failure
Sony can provide no guarantees in the
event of failure to record or loss or damage
of recorded images or audio data due to a
malfunction of the camera or recording
media, etc. We recommend backing up
important data.
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Notes on using your camera
ZEISS lens
The camera is equipped with a ZEISS lens
which is capable of reproducing sharp
images with excellent contrast. The lens for
the camera has been produced under a
quality assurance system certified by
ZEISS in accordance with the quality
standards of ZEISS in Germany.
• Magnets are attached to the camera body
and the back of the monitor. Do not put
objects that are affected by magnetic
fields, such as floppy disks or credit
cards, between the monitor and the
camera body.
Magnets
• The monitor and electronic viewfinder
are manufactured using extremely highprecision technology, and over 99.99%
of the pixels are operational for effective
use. However, there may be some small
black dots and/or bright dots (white, red,
blue or green in color) that constantly
appear on the monitor and electronic
viewfinder. These dots are normal due to
the manufacturing process and do not
affect the images in any way.
• Do not hold the camera by the monitor or
the viewfinder.
• Take care that your finger is not in the
way when pushing the viewfinder down.
• If water, dust or sand adheres to the
viewfinder unit, it may cause a
malfunction.
• Do not expose the camera to sunlight or
shoot sunward for a long time. The
internal mechanism may be damaged.
• Do not use the camera in areas where
strong radio waves or radiation are being
emitted. Recording and playback may not
function correctly.
Before use
Notes on the monitor, electronic
viewfinder, lens, and image sensor
Magnets
• Images may trail across on the screen in a
cold location. This is not a malfunction.
When turning on the camera in a cold
location, the screen may become
temporarily dark. When the camera
warms up, the screen will function
normally.
• The recorded image may be different
from the image you monitored before
recording.
Notes on using accessories
It is recommended that you use Sony
accessories designed to suit the
characteristics of this camera. Using this
camera with products from other
manufacturers may affect its performance,
leading to accidents or malfunction. Sony
bears no responsibility for such accidents or
malfunction.
Notes on the multi interface shoe
• When attaching or detaching accessories
such as an external flash to the multi
interface shoe, first turn the power to
OFF. When attaching the accessories,
tighten the screws all the way and
confirm that it is firmly fastened to the
camera.
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Notes on using your camera
• Do not use an external flash with a high
voltage flash sync terminal or inverse
polarity. This may result in malfunction.
Notes on shooting with the
viewfinder
This camera is equipped with an Organic
Electro-Luminescence viewfinder with
high resolution and high contrast. This
viewfinder achieves a wide viewing angle
and a long eye relief. This camera is
designed to provide an easily viewable
viewfinder by appropriately balancing
various elements.
• The image may be slightly distorted near
the corners of the viewfinder. This is not
a malfunction. When you want to see the
full composition with all its details, you
can also use the monitor.
• If you pan the camera while looking into
the viewfinder or move your eyes around,
the image in the viewfinder may be
distorted or the color of the image may
change. This is a characteristic of the lens
or display device and is not a
malfunction. When you shoot an image,
we recommend that you look at the
center area of the viewfinder.
• When shooting with the viewfinder, you
may experience symptoms such as
eyestrain, fatigue, travel sickness, or
nausea. We recommend that you take a
break at regular intervals when you are
shooting with the viewfinder.
The required length or frequency of the
break may differ depending on the
individuals, so you are advised to decide
at your own discretion. In case you may
feel uncomfortable, refrain from using
the viewfinder until your condition
recovers, and consult your doctor as
necessary.
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Notes on recording for long periods
of time
• Depending on the camera and battery
temperature, you may be unable to record
movies or the power may turn off
automatically to protect the camera.
A message will be displayed on the
screen before the power turns off or you
can no longer record movies. In this case,
leave the power off and wait until the
camera and battery temperature goes
down. If you turn on the power without
letting the camera and battery cool
enough, the power may turn off again or
you may be unable to record movies.
• Under high ambient temperatures, the
temperature of the camera rises quickly.
• When the temperature of the camera
rises, the image quality may deteriorate.
It is recommended that you wait until the
temperature of the camera drops before
continuing to shoot.
• The surface of the camera may get warm.
This is not a malfunction.
Notes on importing XAVC S movies
and AVCHD movies to a computer
When importing XAVC S movies or
AVCHD movies to a computer, download
and use the software PlayMemories Home
from the following website:
http://www.sony.net/pm/
Notes when playing movies on other
devices
• Movies recorded with this camera may
not be played back correctly on other
devices. Also, movies recorded with
other devices may not be played back
correctly on this camera.
Notes on using your camera
Warning on copyright
• Television programs, films, videotapes,
and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials
may be contrary to the provisions of the
copyright laws.
• To prevent [Copyright Info] from being
used illegally, leave [Set Photographer]
and [Set Copyright] blank when you lend
or transfer the camera.
• Sony bears no responsibility for any
trouble or damage caused by
unauthorized use of [Copyright Info].
The pictures used in this manual
The photographs used as examples of
pictures in this manual are reproduced
images, and are not actual images shot
using this camera.
How to turn off wireless network
functions (Wi-Fi and NFC, etc.)
temporarily
When you board an airplane, etc., you can
turn off all wireless network functions
temporarily.
Select MENU button t
(Wireless) t
[Airplane Mode] t [On].
If you set [Airplane Mode] to [On], an
(airplane) mark will be displayed on the
screen.
Notes on wireless LAN
If your camera is lost or stolen, Sony bears
no responsibility for the loss or damage
caused by illegal access or use of the
registered access point on the camera.
Notes on security when using
wireless LAN products
• Always make sure that you are using a
secure wireless LAN to avoid hacking,
access by malicious third parties, or
other vulnerabilities.
• It is important that you set the security
settings when using a wireless LAN.
• If a security problem arises because no
security precautions are in place or due
to any inevitable circumstances when
using a wireless LAN, Sony bears no
responsibility for the loss or damage.
On the data specifications described
in this manual
The data on performance and specifications
are defined under the following conditions,
except as described in this manual: at an
ordinary ambient temperature of 25ºC
(77°F), and using a battery pack that has
been fully charged until the charge lamp
has turned off.
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Before use
• Discs created from AVCHD movies
recorded by this camera can be played
back only on AVCHD-compatible
devices. DVD players or recorders
cannot play back discs created from
AVCHD movies, as they are
incompatible with the AVCHD format.
Also, DVD players or recorders may fail
to eject HD discs recorded in AVCHD
format.
• Movies recorded in 1080 60p/1080 50p
format can be played back only on 1080
60p/1080 50p-supported devices.
• Movies recorded in XAVC S format can
be played back only on XAVC Ssupported devices.
Before use
Checking the supplied items
The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces.
• Camera (1)
• AC Adaptor (1)
• Lens cap (1)
The shape of the AC Adaptor may
differ depending on the country/
region.
• Battery charger (1)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)
(supplied in some countries/
regions)
• Rechargeable battery pack NPBX1 (1)
• Micro USB cable (1)
• Shoulder strap (1)
For how to attach the shoulder strap to
the camera, refer to page 19.
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• Shoe cap (1) (Attached on the
camera)
• Eyepiece cup (1)
For how to attach the eyepiece cup to
the camera, refer to page 23.
• Cleaning cloth (1)
• Instruction Manual (1) (this
manual)
• Wi-Fi Connection/One-touch
(NFC) Guide (1)
This guide explains the functions that
require a Wi-Fi connection.
Identifying parts
See the pages in parentheses for details on operation for the parts.
Front side
Before use
A AF illuminator (37)/Self-timer
lamp
E Aperture ring (29)
F Macro switching ring (62)
B Lens hood index
G Focus mode dial (70)
C Lens
H Focusing ring
D Aperture index/Macro
switching index
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Identifying parts
Rear side
A Eye sensor
B
(Playback) button (64)
C Control dial (32)
D MOVIE button (63)
E Control wheel (32)
F Wi-Fi antenna (built-in)
G FINDER (Viewfinder pop-up)
switch (22)
H Light sensor
I Monitor (25)
• You can adjust the monitor to
an easily viewable angle and
shoot from any position.
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• You may not be able to adjust
the monitor angle depending on
the type of a tripod you use. In
such a case, release the tripod
screw once to adjust the
monitor angle.
J For shooting: AEL button (29)
For viewing:
button (65)
(Enlarge)
K For shooting: Fn button (33)
For viewing:
(Image
index) button (65)
L MENU button (35)
M For shooting: C2 (Custom 2)
button (29)
For viewing:
(66)
(Delete) button
Identifying parts
Top side/Side view
Before use
A Shutter button (61)
B Exposure compensation dial
(29)
C C1 (Custom 1) button (29)
D Hooks for shoulder strap
• Attach both ends of the strap
onto the camera.
E
(N mark)
• This mark indicates the touch
point for connecting the camera
and an NFC-enabled
Smartphone.
For details on the location of the
(N mark) on your
Smartphone, refer to the
operating instructions of the
Smartphone.
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Identifying parts
• NFC (Near Field
Communication) is an
international standard of shortrange wireless communication
technology.
F ON/OFF (Power) switch (57)
G Built-in microphone*1
H Mode dial (67)
I Multi interface shoe*2
• When the viewfinder is popped
up, some accessories may not
be attached. In that case, use the
camera with the viewfinder
pushed down.
• Some of the accessories may
not be inserted fully and
protrude backward from the
Multi interface shoe. However,
when the accessory reaches the
front end of the shoe, the
connection is completed.
J Diopter-adjustment slider (22)
• Adjust the diopter-adjustment
slider according to your
eyesight until the display
appears clearly in the
viewfinder.
N m (Microphone) jack*3
• When an external microphone
is connected, the microphone is
turned on automatically. If the
external microphone is a plugin-power type, the power of the
microphone is supplied by the
camera.
O Charge lamp (49)
P Multi/Micro USB Terminal*2
• Supports Micro USB
compatible device.
*1 Do not cover this part while
recording movies. Doing so may
cause noise or lower the volume.
*2 For details on compatible
accessories for the multi interface
shoe and the Multi/Micro USB
Terminal, visit the Sony website, or
consult your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
You can also use accessories that are
compatible with the accessory shoe.
Operations with other manufactures’
accessories are not guaranteed.
K Viewfinder (22)
L
Image sensor position
mark
M HDMI micro jack
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*3 When an external microphone is
connected, you cannot connect
cables to the HDMI micro jack and
the Multi/Micro USB Terminal.
Identifying parts
Bottom view
Before use
A Battery lock lever
B Battery insertion slot (48)
C Memory card slot (54)
D Access lamp
E Tripod socket hole
• Use a tripod with a screw less
than 5.5 mm (7/32 inches) long.
Otherwise, you cannot firmly
secure the camera, and damage
to the camera may occur.
F Speaker
G Battery/Memory card cover
(48, 54)
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Using the viewfinder
1 Slide down the FINDER
FINDER (viewfinder pop-up) switch
(viewfinder pop-up) switch to
raise the viewfinder.
2 Adjust the diopter-adjustment
Diopter-adjustment slider
slider until the display appears
clearly in the viewfinder.
To store the viewfinder
Push down the top of the viewfinder.
Notes
• Be careful not to push down on the viewfinder when it is being raised.
• When storing the viewfinder, push it down slowly to keep the eyepiece from getting
stuck in the process.
• Do not carry the camera by the viewfinder.
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Using the viewfinder
Switching between the viewfinder and the monitor
The displays on the viewfinder and monitor may differ depending on the
viewfinder status and the [FINDER/MONITOR] setting (page 40).
[FINDER/MONITOR]
setting
Auto
Viewfinder
(Manual)
Monitor (Manual)
When the viewfinder is
closed
Before use
When you look into the
viewfinder
When you are not
looking into the
viewfinder
Using an external electronic viewfinder (sold separately)
This camera is compatible with the FDA-EV1MK external electronic
viewfinder (sold separately). When an external electronic viewfinder is
attached to the camera, the built-in viewfinder cannot be used.
Notes
• When you are using an external electronic viewfinder, you can change the settings
for [Viewfinder Bright.] (page 43) but not for [Finder Color Temp.] (page 43).
Attaching the eyepiece cup (supplied)
The eyepiece cup shades the area between the viewfinder and your eye to
keep out light. Attaching the eyepiece cup improves the visibility of the
viewfinder.
1 Slide down the FINDER (viewfinder pop-up) switch to raise the
viewfinder (page 22).
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Using the viewfinder
2 Make sure that the end of the
eyepiece cup screw is not sticking
out of the frame.
• If the screw is sticking out of the frame,
loosen the screw.
End of the screw
3 While holding the eyepiece
between your fingers, insert the
eyepiece cup into the eyepiece.
• Insert the eyepiece cup until it pops in.
4 Tighten the screw to lock the
eyepiece cup in place.
To remove the eyepiece cup
Loosen the eyepiece cup screw and remove the eyepiece cup.
Notes
• When the eyepiece cup is attached, the viewfinder cannot be stored.
• Do not push down the viewfinder with the eyepiece cup attached. The camera or the
eyepiece cup may be damaged.
• If it is hard to operate the diopter-adjustment slider (page 22) because the eyepiece
cup is attached, remove the eyepiece cup before operating the diopter-adjustment
slider.
• When the eyepiece cup is attached, some accessories cannot be attached.
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List of icons on the monitor
The status of the monitor is set to [Display All Info.] in the default settings.
When you change the [DISP Button] setting, and press DISP on the control
wheel, the screen status will change to the viewfinder mode. You can also
display the histogram by pressing DISP. The displayed contents and their
position shown below are just a guideline, and may differ from the actual
display.
Before use
Monitor mode
For playback
Basic information display
Viewfinder mode
Histogram display
Auto Mode or Scene Selection mode
P/A/S/M/Sweep Panorama mode
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List of icons on the monitor
A
Display
Display
Indication
Shooting mode (67)
P P* A S
M
Indication
120p 60p 60i Frame rate of movies
30p 24p
(36)
100p 50p 50i
25p
Image size of movies
(36)
Remaining battery (51)
Register number (67)
Scene Recognition
icons
Remaining battery
warning
USB power supply (52)
Flash charge in
progress
Setting Effect OFF (40)
NO CARD
Memory card (54)/
Upload (43)
AF Illuminator (37)
NFC is activated
Airplane Mode
100
Remaining number of
recordable images
Aspect ratio of still
images (36)
42M 38M
36M 28M
18M 16M
15M 12M
11M 9.4M
8.9M 7.1M
Image size of still
images (36)
RAW RAW+J Image quality of still
images (36)
X.FINE
FINE STD
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No audio recording of
movies (39)
Wind Noise Reduction
(39)
SteadyShot off/on,
Camera shake warning
(60)
Overheating warning
Database file full/
Database file error
Smart Zoom/Clear
Image Zoom/Digital
Zoom
List of icons on the monitor
Display
Indication
Display
Indication
AF area (70)
100-0003
Folder - file number
Face Detection/Smile
Shutter (38)
-
Protect (43)
XAVC S HD
AVCHD MP4
Recording mode of
movies
DPOF
DPOF set
Metering mode (37)
AWB
Auto Object Framing
Dual Video REC (36)
White balance (Auto,
Preset, Custom, Color
temperature, Color
filter) (37)
7500K A5 G5
D-Range Optimizer/
Auto HDR (71)
PC Remote
Bright Monitoring
Write Copyright
Information (44)
LPF Effect (72)/LPF
Effect switching
notification
Indication
Creative Style (71)/
Contrast, Saturation,
Sharpness
B
Display
Before use
View Mode (65)
Drive mode (36)
+3 +3 +3
Picture Effect (38)
Flash mode (37)/Redeye reduction (37)
±0.0
Smile detection
sensitivity indicator
Flash compensation
(37)
Focus mode (70)
Copyright Information
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List of icons on the monitor
Display
Indication
Display
Indication
Focus peaking (40)
3/7
File number/Number of
images in the view
mode
Spot metering area
C
Smart Telecon.
Display
Indication
z Lock-on
AF
Lock-on AF guide
Bracket indicator
Exposure compensation
(37)/Metered Manual
STBY
Movie recording
standby
REC 0:12
Recording time of the
movie (m:s)
z
Focus
1/250
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture Value
ISO400
ISO AUTO
ISO sensitivity (37)
AE lock
Shutter speed indicator
Aperture indicator
Histogram
Digital level gauge
Audio level (39)
D-Range Optimizer/
Auto HDR/Auto HDR
image warning
Picture Effect error
2015-1-1
10:37PM
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Date of recording
Macro mode (62)
Functions list
Functions that can be operated using
the buttons/dials
You can set up or operate various functions using these buttons/dials.
For the location of the buttons/dials, see “Identifying parts” (page 17).
Mode dial (67)
Switches the shooting mode.
MENU button (35)
Displays the menu screen for setting menu items.
MOVIE button (63)
Records movies.
button (65) Fixes the exposure of the entire screen./Scales an image
up when viewing images.
Fn button (33)/
(65)
button Displays the setup screen for functions set using the Fn
button. In [For viewfinder] screen, switches to the Quick
Navi screen./Displays multiple images on the screen
simultaneously.
Exposure compensation
dial
button (64)
button (66)/C2 button
Sets the range for exposure adjustment.
Plays back images.
Deletes images in playback mode./A frequently-used
function can be assigned for shooting mode. No function
is assigned to the button in the default settings.
C1 button
A frequently-used function can be assigned. Functions
for shooting mode and playback mode can be assigned
separately. The following function is assigned to each
button in the default settings.
For shooting: ISO
For viewing: Follow Custom(Sht.)
Focus mode dial (70)
Selects the focus method to suit the movement of the
subject.
Macro switching ring (62) Switches to close-up shooting mode.
Aperture ring
Manually sets the aperture value (F-number).
Focusing ring
Adjusts the focus manually.
FINDER switch (22)
Raises the viewfinder.
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Functions list
AEL button/
How to use the Quick Navi screen
Using the Quick Navi screen, you can change settings directly on the
recording information display when the screen mode is set to [For
viewfinder] (Quick Navi).
1 MENU button t
(Custom Settings) t [DISP Button] t
[Monitor] t [For viewfinder] t [Enter]
2 Press the DISP on the control wheel to set the screen mode to
[For viewfinder].
3 Press the Fn button to switch to the Quick Navi screen.
In Auto Mode or Scene Selection mode
In P/A/S/M/Sweep Panorama mode
• The displayed contents and their position shown are just a guideline, and
may differ from the actual display.
4 Select the desired item with v/V/b/B on the control wheel.
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How to use the Quick Navi screen
5 Set the item by turning the control wheel.
• Some setting values can be finely adjusted by turning the control dial.
• Pressing the center of the control wheel turns on the designated screen used
to set up the selected item (page 32).
• Pressing the Fn button again turns off the Quick Navi screen and the screen
goes back to the original one.
Functions available on the Quick Navi screen
Flash Mode
Flash Comp.
Focus Area
Exposure Comp.
ISO
Metering Mode
White Balance
DRO/Auto HDR
Creative Style
Picture Effect
LPF Effect
Smile/Face Detect.
Quality
Scene Selection
Image Size
SteadyShot
Functions list
Drive Mode
Aspect Ratio
Auto Mode
Peaking Level
Notes
• Gray items on the Quick Navi screen are not available.
• When using [Creative Style] (page 71), some of the setup tasks can be accomplished
only on a designated screen.
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Operating the camera
How to use the control wheel
• You can turn the control wheel or press up/down/left/right on the control
wheel to move the selection frame. Press z in the center of the control
wheel to set the selected item. In this manual, the action of pressing the
up/down/left/right side of the control wheel is indicated by v/V/b/B.
• The function to switch the display (DISP) is assigned to v on the control
wheel.
• You can assign a desired function to the V/b/B/z buttons and to the
control wheel turning position in shooting mode.
• When you turn the control wheel or press b/B on the control wheel in
playback mode, you can display the previous or next image.
How to use the control dial
Control dial
You can turn the control dial to change the settings required for each
shooting mode with immediate effect.
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Selecting a function using the Fn
(Function) button
You can register frequently used functions to the Fn (function) button and
recall them while shooting. Up to 12 frequently used functions can be
registered to the Fn (Function) button.
1 Press the DISP on the control wheel to set the screen mode to
other than [For viewfinder].
Functions list
2 Press the Fn button.
3 Select the desired item using v/V/b/B on the control wheel.
For a list of functions that can be registered and how to register them, see
page 34.
4 Select the desired setting by
turning the control wheel, then
press z on the control wheel.
• Some setting values can be finely
adjusted by turning the control dial.
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Selecting a function using the Fn (Function) button
To set the individual settings in the
dedicated screen
In step 3, select a setting item and press z on
the control wheel to switch to the dedicated
screen for the setting item. Set the items
according to the Operation guide.
Operation guide
Functions that can be registered using the Fn (Function)
button
You can select the functions to be displayed when you press the Fn
(Function) button.
MENU button t
(Custom Settings) t [Function Menu Set.]
t Assign the function to the desired location.
The functions that can be selected using the Fn button are as follows:
Drive Mode
Selftimer during Brkt
Flash Mode
Flash Comp.
Focus Area
Exposure Comp.
ISO
ISO AUTO Min. SS
Metering Mode
White Balance
DRO/Auto HDR
Creative Style
Shoot Mode
Picture Effect
LPF Effect
Center Lock-on AF
Smile/Face Detect.
Auto Obj. Framing
Quality
Aspect Ratio
SteadyShot
Audio Rec Level
Zebra
Grid Line
Audio Level Display
Peaking Level
Not set
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Soft Skin Effect
Image Size
Marker Display
Peaking Color
Functions that can be selected using
the MENU button
You can set up the basic settings for the camera as a whole, or execute
functions such as shooting, playback, or other operations.
1 Press the MENU button to display the menu screen.
2 Select the desired setting item using
Functions list
v/V/b/B on the control wheel or by
turning the control wheel, and then
press z on the center of the control
wheel.
• Select an icon at the top of the screen and
press the b/B on the control wheel to
move to another MENU item.
3 Select the setting value, then press z to confirm.
To display the Tile Menu
Allows you to select whether to always
display the first screen of the menu when you
press the MENU button.
MENU button t
Menu] t [On]
(Setup) t [Tile
Tile menu
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Functions that can be selected using the MENU button
(Camera Settings)
Image Size
Selects the size of still images.
(L: 42M/M: 18M/S: 11M (3:2)
L: 38M/M: 16M/S: 9.4M (4:3)
L: 36M/M: 15M/S: 8.9M (16:9)
L: 28M/M: 12M/S: 7.1M (1:1))
Aspect Ratio
Selects the aspect ratio for still images.
(3:2/4:3/16:9/1:1)
Quality
Sets the image quality for still images.
(RAW/RAW & JPEG/Extra fine/Fine/Standard)
RAW File Type
Selects the file type for RAW images.
(Compressed/Uncompressed)
Panorama: Size
Selects the size of panoramic images.
(Standard/Wide)
Panorama: Direction Sets the shooting direction for panoramic images.
(Right/Left/Up/Down)
File Format
Selects the movie file format.
(XAVC S HD/AVCHD/MP4)
Record Setting
Selects the quality and size of the recorded movie frame.
For 1080 60i compatible models:
(XAVC S HD: 60p 50M/30p 50M/24p 50M/120p 50M
AVCHD: 60i 24M(FX)/60i 17M(FH)/60p 28M(PS)/24p
24M(FX)/24p 17M(FH)
MP4: 1920×1080 60p 28M/1920×1080 30p 16M/1280×720
30p 6M)
For 1080 50i compatible models:
(XAVC S HD: 50p 50M/25p 50M/100p 50M
AVCHD: 50i 24M(FX)/50i 17M(FH)/50p 28M(PS)/25p
24M(FX)/25p 17M(FH)
MP4: 1920×1080 50p 28M/1920×1080 25p 16M/1280×720
25p 6M)
Dual Video REC
Sets whether to simultaneously record an XAVC S movie
and MP4 movie or an AVCHD movie and MP4 movie.
(On/Off)
Drive Mode
Sets the drive mode, such as for continuous shooting.
(Single Shooting/Cont. Shooting/Spd Priority Cont./Selftimer/Self-timer(Cont)/Cont. Bracket/Single Bracket/WB
bracket/DRO Bracket/LPF Bracket)
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Functions that can be selected using the MENU button
Sets self-timer shooting in bracket mode, shooting order for
exposure bracketing, and white balance bracketing.
(Selftimer during Brkt/Bracket order)
Flash Mode
Sets the flash settings.
(Flash Off/Autoflash/Fill-flash/Slow Sync./Rear Sync./
Wireless)
Flash Comp.
Adjusts the intensity of flash output.
(-3.0EV to +3.0EV)
Red Eye Reduction
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when using flash.
(On/Off)
Focus Area
Selects the area of focus.
(Wide/Center/Flexible Spot/Expand Flexible Spot/Lock-on
AF)
AF Illuminator
Sets the AF illuminator, which provides light for a dark scene
to aid focusing.
(Auto/Off)
Exposure Comp.
Compensates for the brightness of the entire image.
(-5.0EV to +5.0EV)
ISO
Sets the ISO sensitivity.
(Multi Frame NR/ISO AUTO/ISO 50 to ISO 102400)
ISO AUTO Min. SS
Sets the slowest shutter speed at which ISO sensitivity will
start to change in [ISO AUTO] mode.
(Faster/Fast/Standard/Slow/Slower/1/4000 - 30”)
Metering Mode
Selects the method for measuring brightness.
(Multi/Center/Spot)
White Balance
Adjusts the color tone of images.
(Auto/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/Fluor.: Warm
White/Fluor.: Cool White/Fluor.: Day White/Fluor.:
Daylight/Flash/C.Temp./Filter/Custom 1-3/Custom Setup)
DRO/Auto HDR
Compensates automatically for brightness and contrast.
(Off/D-Range Opt./Auto HDR)
Creative Style
Selects the desired image processing. You can also adjust
contrast, saturation, and sharpness.
(Standard/Vivid/Neutral/Clear/Deep/Light/Portrait/
Landscape/Sunset/Night Scene/Autumn leaves/Black &
White/Sepia/Style Box1-6)
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Functions list
Bracket Settings
Functions that can be selected using the MENU button
Picture Effect
Shoots images with a texture unique to the selected effect.
(Off/Toy Camera/Pop Color/Posterization/Retro Photo/Soft
High-key/Partial Color/High Contrast Mono./Soft Focus/
HDR Painting/Rich-tone Mono./Miniature/Watercolor/
Illustration)
Zoom
Sets the zoom scale for Clear Image Zoom and Digital Zoom.
Focus Magnifier
Enlarges the image before shooting so that you can check the
focus.
Long Exposure
Sets noise reduction processing for shots with a shutter speed
of 1 second or longer.
(On/Off)
High ISO NR
Sets noise reduction processing for high-sensitivity shooting.
(Normal/Low/Off)
NR
LPF Effect
Sets the low pass filter effect.
(Off/Standard/High)
Center Lock-on AF
Sets the function to track a subject and continue focusing
when pressing the center button in the shooting screen.
(Off/On)
Smile/Face Detect.
Selects to detect faces and adjust various settings
automatically. Sets to automatically release the shutter when
a smile is detected.
(Off/On (Regist. Faces)/On/Smile Shutter)
Soft Skin Effect
Sets the Soft Skin Effect and the effect level.
(On: High/On: Mid/On: Low/Off)
Auto Obj.
Framing
Analyzes the scene when capturing faces, close-ups, or
subjects tracked by Lock-on AF function, and automatically
trims and saves another copy of the image with a more
impressive composition.
(Off/Auto)
Auto Mode
You can shoot selecting either Intelligent Auto or Superior
Auto.
(Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto)
Scene Selection
Selects pre-set settings to match various scene conditions.
(Portrait/Sports Action/Landscape/Sunset/Night Scene/Handheld Twilight/Night Portrait/Anti Motion Blur)
Movie
Selects the exposure mode to suit your subject or effect.
(Program Auto/Aperture Priority/Shutter Priority/Manual
Exposure)
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Functions that can be selected using the MENU button
SteadyShot
Sets SteadyShot for shooting movies. Reduces blur from
camera shake when shooting while holding the camera.
(On/Off)
Color Space
Changes the range of reproducible colors.
(sRGB/AdobeRGB)
Auto Slow Shut.
Sets the function that automatically adjusts the shutter speed
following the brightness of the environment in movie mode.
(On/Off)
Sets whether to record audio when shooting a movie.
(On/Off)
Audio Rec Level
Adjusts the audio recording level during movie recording.
(0 to 31)
Wind Noise Reduct.
Reduces wind noise during movie recording.
(On/Off)
Memory
Registers the desired modes or camera settings.
(1 - 3)
Functions list
Audio Recording
(Custom Settings)
Zebra
MF Assist
Displays stripes to adjust brightness.
(Off/70 to 100/100+)
Displays an enlarged image when focusing manually.
(On/Off)
Focus Magnif. Time
Sets the length of time the image will be shown in an
enlarged form.
(2 Sec/5 Sec/No Limit)
Grid Line
Sets a grid line display to enable alignment to a structural
outline.
(Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off)
Marker Display
Sets whether to display the marker on the monitor when
recording movies.
(On/Off)
Marker Settings
Sets the marker displayed on the monitor when recording
movies.
(Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)
Audio Level Display
Sets Audio Level Display.
(On/Off)
Auto Review
Sets auto review to display the captured image after shooting.
(10 Sec/5 Sec/2 Sec/Off)
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Functions that can be selected using the MENU button
DISP Button
Sets the type of information to be displayed on the monitor or
in the viewfinder by pressing DISP on the control wheel.
(Monitor/Finder)
Peaking Level
Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges with a specific color
when focusing manually.
(High/Mid/Low/Off)
Peaking Color
Sets the color used for the peaking function.
(Red/Yellow/White)
Exposure Set. Guide
Sets the guide displayed when exposure settings are changed
in the shooting screen.
(Off/On)
Live View Display
Sets whether to reflect settings such as exposure
compensation in screen display.
(Setting Effect ON/Setting Effect OFF)
Disp. cont. AF area
Sets whether or not to display the focus area in [Continuous
AF] mode.
(On/Off)
Phase Detect. Area
Sets phase detection AF area.
(On/Off)
Pre-AF
Sets whether to perform auto focus before the shutter button
is half pressed.
(On/Off)
Zoom Setting
Sets whether to use the Clear Image Zoom and Digital Zoom
when zooming.
(Smart zoom only/On:ClearImage Zoom/On:Digital Zoom)
FINDER/MONITOR
Sets the method for switching between the viewfinder and the
monitor.
(Auto/Viewfinder(Manual)/Monitor(Manual))
Release w/o Card
Sets whether to release the shutter when a memory card is not
inserted.
(Enable/Disable)
Priority Set in AF-S
Sets the timing of the shutter release when the focus mode is
set to [Single-shot AF] or [DMF].
(AF/Release/Balanced Emphasis)
Priority Set in AF-C
Sets the timing of the shutter release when the focus mode is
set to [Continuous AF].
(AF/Release/Balanced Emphasis)
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Functions that can be selected using the MENU button
AEL w/ shutter
Sets whether to adjust the exposure by pressing the shutter
button halfway down. This is convenient when you want to
adjust the focus and exposure separately.
(Auto/On/Off)
Sets whether to reflect exposure compensation value to flash
compensation.
(Ambient&flash/Ambient only)
Reset EV Comp.
Sets whether to retain the exposure value set without using
the exposure dial, or reset the exposure value to 0 when you
turn off the camera.
(Maintain/Reset)
Face Registration
Registers or changes the person to be given priority in the
focus.
(New Registration/Order Exchanging/Delete/Delete All)
Write Date
Functions list
Exp.comp.set
Sets whether to record a shooting date on the still image.
(On/Off)
Lens Comp.
Compensates for distortion on the screen caused by the lens.
(Shading Comp./Chro. Aber. Comp./Distortion Comp.)
Function Menu Set.
Customizes the functions displayed when the Fn (Function)
button is pressed.
(Drive Mode/Selftimer during Brkt/Flash Mode/Flash
Comp./Focus Area/Exposure Comp./ISO/ISO AUTO Min.
SS/Metering Mode/White Balance/ DRO/Auto HDR/
Creative Style/Shoot Mode/Picture Effect/LPF Effect/Center
Lock-on AF/Smile/Face Detect./
Soft Skin Effect/
Auto Obj. Framing/
Image Size/
Aspect Ratio/
Quality/
SteadyShot/Audio Rec Level/Zebra/Grid
Line/
Marker Display/Audio Level Display/Peaking
Level/Peaking Color/Not set)
Custom Key(Shoot.)
Assigning functions to the various keys allows you to
perform operations more quickly by pressing the keys when
shooting images.
(Control Wheel/Custom Button 1/Custom Button 2/Center
Button/Left Button/Right Button/Down Button/AEL Button)
Custom Key(PB)
Assigning a function to the key allows you to perform
operations more quickly by pressing the key when playing
back images.
(Custom Button 1)
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Functions that can be selected using the MENU button
MOVIE Button
Enables or disables for the MOVIE button.
(Always/Movie Mode Only)
Dial / Wheel Lock
Sets whether to disable the control dial or control wheel by
pressing and holding down the Fn button.
(Lock/Unlock)
(Wireless)
Send to Smartphone
Transfers images to display on a smartphone.
(Select on This Device/Select on Smartphone)
Send to Computer
Backs up images by transferring them to a computer
connected to a network.
View on TV
You can view images on a network-enabled TV.
One-touch(NFC)
Assigns one application to One-touch (NFC). You can call up
the application when shooting by touching an NFC-enabled
Smartphone to the camera.
Airplane Mode
You can set this device to not perform wireless
communications.
(On/Off)
WPS Push
You can register the access point to the camera easily by
pushing the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button.
Access Point Set.
You can register your access point manually.
Edit Device Name
You can change the device name under Wi-Fi Direct, etc.
Disp MAC Address
Displays the MAC address of the camera.
SSID/PW Reset
Resets the SSID and password of smartphone connection.
Reset Network Set.
Reset all network settings.
(Application)
You can connect to the PlayMemories Camera Apps™ download site via
the Internet to add desired functions to your camera.
• This camera is preinstalled with a built-in application called [Smart
Remote Embedded] that allows you to control the camera using your
smartphone. The preinstalled application [Smart Remote Embedded] will
not be deleted even if you select MENU button t
(Setup) t
[Setting Reset] t [Initialize].
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Functions that can be selected using the MENU button
(Playback)
Deletes an image.
(Multiple Img./All in this Folder/All with this date)
View Mode
Plays back images from a specified date or specified folder of
still images and movies.
(Date View/Folder View(Still)/Folder View(MP4)/AVCHD
View/XAVC S HD View)
Image Index
Displays multiple images at the same time.
(9 Images/25 Images)
Display Rotation
Sets the playback direction of the recording image.
(Auto/Manual/Off)
Slide Show
Shows a slide show.
(Repeat/Interval)
Rotate
Rotates the image.
Enlarge Image
Functions list
Delete
Enlarges the playback images.
4K Still Image PB
Outputs still images in 4K resolution to an HDMI connected
TV that supports 4K.
Protect
Protects the images.
(Multiple Img./All in this Folder/All with this date/Cancel
All in this Folder/Cancel All with this date)
Specify Printing
Adds a print order mark to a still image.
(Multiple Img./Cancel All/Print Setting)
(Setup)
Monitor Brightness
Sets the monitor brightness.
(Auto/Manual/Sunny Weather)
Viewfinder Bright.
Sets the brightness of the electronic viewfinder.
(Auto/Manual)
Finder Color Temp.
Sets the color temperature of the viewfinder.
Volume Settings
Sets the volume for movie playback.
Audio signals
Sets whether to sound a beep during auto focus or self-timer
operations.
(On/Shutter/Off)
Upload Settings
Sets the upload function of the camera when using an Eye-Fi
card.
(On/Off)
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Functions that can be selected using the MENU button
Tile Menu
Sets whether to display the tile menu every time you press the
MENU button.
(On/Off)
Mode Dial Guide
Turns the mode dial guide (the explanation of each shooting
mode) on or off.
(On/Off)
Delete confirm.
Sets whether Delete or Cancel is preselected in the Delete
confirmation screen.
(“Delete” first /“Cancel” first)
Display Quality
Sets the display quality.
(High/Standard)
Pwr Save Start Time
Sets the time intervals to automatically switch to power save
mode.
(30 Min/5 Min/2 Min/1 Min/10 Sec)
NTSC/PAL Selector*1 By changing the TV format of the device, shooting in a
different movie format is possible.
Demo Mode
Sets demonstration playback of a movie to on or off.
(On/Off)
HDMI Settings
Sets the HDMI settings.
(HDMI Resolution/
24p/60p Output/HDMI Info. Display/
CTRL FOR HDMI)
USB Connection
Sets the USB connection method.
(Auto/Mass Storage/MTP/PC Remote)
USB LUN Setting
Enhances compatibility by limiting the functions of USB
connection. Set to [Multi] in normal conditions and to
[Single] only when the connection between the camera and a
computer or AV component cannot be established.
(Multi/Single)
USB Power Supply
Sets whether to supply power via USB connection when the
camera is connected to a computer or USB device using a
micro USB cable.
(On/Off)
Language
Selects the language.
Date/Time Setup
Sets date and time, and daylight savings.
Area Setting
Sets the location of use.
Copyright Info
Sets copyright information for still images.
(Write Copyright Info/Set Photographer/Set Copyright/Disp.
Copyright Info)
Format
Formats the memory card.
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Functions that can be selected using the MENU button
Sets the method used to assign file numbers to still images
and movies.
(Series/Reset)
Select REC Folder
Changes the selected folder for storing still images and
movies (MP4).
New Folder
Creates a new folder for storing still images and movies
(MP4).
Folder Name
Sets the folder format for still images.
(Standard Form/Date Form)
Recover Image DB
Recovers the image database file and enables recording and
playback.
Display Media Info.
Displays the remaining recording time of movies and the
recordable number of still images on the memory card.
Version
Displays the camera software version.
Certification Logo*2
The certification can be displayed on the camera.
Setting Reset
Restores settings to their defaults. Select [Initialize] to restore
all settings to their default values.
(Initialize/ Camera Settings Reset)
Functions list
File Number
*1 [NTSC/PAL Selector] is only available for models that have AVCHD 50i
recording as a default setting.
If you switch this item, it will be required to format the memory card in the setting
compatible with the PAL or NTSC system respectively. Also, note that it may not
be possible to play back movies recorded with the NTSC system on a PAL system
TV.
*2 For some models only
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Using the In-Camera Guide
You can use [Custom Key(Shoot.)] to assign In-Camera Guide to the
desired button.
The In-Camera Guide displays explanations for the currently selected menu
function or setting.
MENU button t
(Custom Settings) t [Custom Key(Shoot.)]
t Select the desired button assigned to the function. t [InCamera Guide]
Press the MENU button and use the control wheel to select a MENU item whose
explanation you want to read, and then press the button to which [In-Camera
Guide] is assigned.
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Preparing the camera
Charging the battery pack
When using the camera for the first time, be sure to charge the battery pack.
The charged battery pack is discharged little by little, even when you do not
use it. To avoid missing an opportunity to shoot, charge the battery pack
again before you shoot.
Charging the battery pack using the battery charger
1 Insert the battery pack into the
battery charger.
Preparing the camera
• Slide the top cover of the battery
charger to open it, and then insert the
battery pack until it clicks by aligning
the V marks on both the battery pack
and the battery charger.
V Marks
2 Slide the top cover of the battery charger to close it.
3 Connect the battery charger to the
CHARGE lamp
AC Adaptor (supplied) using the
micro USB cable (supplied), and
connect the AC Adaptor to a wall
outlet (wall socket). Alternatively,
you can charge the battery from a
computer by connecting the
battery charger to a USB jack on a
computer connected to a power
source.
• The CHARGE lamp lights orange when charging is started.
• The CHARGE lamp turns off when charging is finished.
• If the CHARGE lamp lights up and then immediately turns off, the battery
pack is fully charged.
• For some countries/regions, connect the power cord to the AC Adaptor and then
connect the AC Adaptor to a wall outlet (wall socket) when you charge the
battery pack using the AC Adaptor.
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Charging the battery pack
Notes
• If the CHARGE lamp does not light up, check if the battery pack is firmly attached
to the battery charger, and then disconnect and reconnect the micro USB cable.
• Connect the battery charger directly to the computer, not via a USB hub, etc.
Charging the battery pack using the camera
1 Set the ON/OFF (Power) switch to
OFF.
2 Slide the lever to open the cover.
3 Insert the battery pack
completely, using the tip of the
battery to press the lock lever.
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Lock lever
Charging the battery pack
4 Close the cover.
5 Connect the camera to the AC Adaptor (supplied) using the
micro USB cable (supplied), and connect the AC Adaptor to the
wall outlet (wall socket).
Preparing the camera
The charge lamp lights orange, and
charging starts.
• Turn off the camera while charging
the battery.
• If the charge lamp lights up and then
immediately turns off, the battery
pack is fully charged.
• When the charge lamp flashes and
charging is not finished, remove and
re-insert the battery pack.
• For some countries/regions, connect
the power cord to the AC Adaptor
and then connect the AC Adaptor to a
wall outlet (wall socket).
Charge lamp
Lit: Charging
Off: Charging finished
Flashing:
Charging error or charging paused
temporarily because the camera is
not within the proper temperature
range
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Charging the battery pack
Notes
• If the charge lamp on the camera flashes when the AC Adaptor is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket), this indicates that charging is temporarily stopped because
the temperature is outside the recommended range. When the temperature gets back
within the appropriate range, the charging resumes. We recommend charging the
battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50ºF to 86ºF).
• Connect the AC Adaptor (supplied) to the nearest wall outlet (wall socket). If
malfunctions occur while using the AC Adaptor, disconnect the plug from the wall
outlet (wall socket) immediately to disconnect from the power source.
• When the camera is being used for the first time or when you use a battery pack that
has not been used for a long time, the charge lamp/CHARGE lamp may flash
quickly when the battery is charged for the first time. If that happens, remove the
battery pack from the camera and then re-insert it to recharge.
• Do not continuously or repeatedly charge the battery without using it if it is already
fully charged or close to fully charged. Doing so may cause a deterioration in battery
performance.
• When charging is finished, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall
socket).
• Be sure to use only genuine Sony brand battery packs, micro USB cable (supplied)
and AC Adaptor (supplied).
Charging time (Full charge)
The charging time is approximately 155 min. using the AC Adaptor
(supplied) with the battery charger (supplied), and approximately 150 min.
using the AC Adaptor with the camera.
Notes
• The above charging time applies when charging a fully depleted battery pack at a
temperature of 25°C (77°F). Charging may take longer depending on conditions of
use and circumstances.
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Charging the battery pack
Charging by connecting to a computer
The battery pack can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer
using a micro USB cable. Connect the camera to the computer with the
camera turned off.
Checking the remaining battery charge
A remaining charge indicator appears on the screen.
High
Low
Notes
• The remaining charge indicator may not be correct under certain circumstances.
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Preparing the camera
Notes
• If the camera is connected to a laptop computer that is not connected to a power
source, the laptop battery level decreases. Do not charge for an extended period of
time.
• Do not turn on/off or restart the computer, or wake the computer to resume from
sleep mode when a USB connection has been established between the computer and
the camera. The camera may cause a malfunction. Before turning on/off, or
restarting the computer or waking the computer from sleep mode, disconnect the
camera and the computer.
• No guarantees are made for charging using a custom-built computer or a modified
computer.
Charging the battery pack
Supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket)
You can use the camera while power is supplied from a wall outlet (wall
socket) by using the AC Adaptor (supplied).
1 Insert the battery pack into the camera (page 48).
2 Connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the
micro USB cable (supplied) and the AC Adaptor (supplied).
Notes
• The camera will not activate if there is no remaining battery. Insert a sufficiently
charged battery pack into the camera.
• If you use the camera while power is being supplied from a wall outlet (wall socket),
make sure that the icon (
) displays on the monitor.
• Do not remove the battery pack while power is being supplied from a wall outlet
(wall socket). If you remove the battery pack, the camera will turn off.
• Do not remove the battery pack while the access lamp (page 21) is lit. The data on
the memory card may be damaged.
• As long as the power is on, the battery pack will not be charged even if the camera is
connected to the AC Adaptor.
• Under certain conditions, power may be supplied from the battery supplementarily
even if you are using the AC Adaptor.
• While power is being supplied via USB connection, the temperature inside the
camera may rise, shortening the continuous recording duration.
• When using a mobile charger as a power source, confirm that it is fully charged
before use. Also, be careful of the remaining power on the mobile charger during
use.
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Charging the battery pack
To remove the battery pack
Turn off the camera. Slide the lock lever
after confirming that the access lamp
(page 21) is off, and remove the battery
pack.
Be sure not to drop the battery pack.
Lock lever
Preparing the camera
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Inserting a memory card (sold
separately)
1 Slide the lever to open the cover.
2 Insert the memory card.
• With the notched corner facing as
illustrated, insert the memory card until
it clicks into place.
Ensure the notched corner faces
correctly.
3 Close the cover.
To remove the memory card
Make sure that the access lamp (page 21) is not lit, then push the memory
card in once.
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Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
Formatting the memory card
When you use a memory card with the camera for the first time, it is
recommended that you format (initialize) the card on the camera for more
stable performance of the memory card.
• Formatting will erase all data on the memory card permanently, and is
irreversible. Save valuable data on a computer, etc.
• To perform formatting, select MENU button t
(Setup) t [Format].
Memory cards that can be used
Memory card
Memory Stick PRO Duo
For still
images
For movies
MP4
AVCHD
(Mark2 only) (Mark2 only)
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2)
SD memory card
microSD memory card
(Mark2 only) (Mark2 only)
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
microSDHC memory card
microSDXC memory card
XAVC S
—
—
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
Preparing the camera
You can use the following types of memory cards with this camera.
However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all types of memory
cards.
—
—
*2
—
*2
*1 SD Speed Class 4:
or faster, or UHS Speed Class 1:
or faster
*2 Memory cards that fulfill all of the following conditions:
– Capacity of 64 GB or more
– SD Speed Class 10:
, or UHS Speed Class 1:
or faster
• For details on the number of recordable still images and recordable duration of
movies, refer to pages 81 to 83. Check the tables to select a memory card with the
desired capacity.
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Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
Notes
• Not all memory cards are guaranteed to operate correctly. For memory cards
produced by manufacturers other than Sony, consult the manufacturers of the
products.
• When using Memory Stick Micro media or microSD memory cards with this
camera, make sure to use with the appropriate adaptor.
• Images recorded on an SDXC memory card cannot be imported to or played on
computers or AV devices that are not compatible with exFAT*. Make sure that the
device is compatible with exFAT before connecting it to the camera. If you connect
your camera to an incompatible device, you may be prompted to format the card.
Never format the card in response to this prompt, as doing so will erase all data on
the card.
* exFAT is the file system used on SDXC memory cards.
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Setting the language and the clock
When you turn the camera on for the first time or after you initialize the
functions, the language, date and time setting screen will appear.
1 Set the ON/OFF (Power) switch to
ON to turn on the camera.
A screen will appear that lets you set the
language to be used on the monitor.
• To turn the camera off, set the ON/
OFF (Power) switch to OFF.
Preparing the camera
2 Select a desired language, then
press z on the control wheel.
The screen to set the date and time
appears.
3 Check that [Enter] is selected on the screen, then press z.
4 Select a desired geographic location, and then press z.
5 Press v/V on the control wheel, or select a setting item by
turning the control wheel, then press z.
6 Press v/V/b/B, or select a desired setting by turning the
control wheel, then press z.
7 Repeat steps 5 and 6 to set other items, then select [Enter] and
press z on the control wheel.
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Setting the language and the clock
To cancel the date and time setting operation
Press the MENU button.
Checking or resetting the date/time and area
The date and time setup screen appears automatically when the power is
turned on for the first time or when the internal rechargeable backup battery
has been discharged. To reset the date and time, use the menu.
MENU button t
(Setup) t
[Date/Time Setup] or [Area Setting]
MENU button
Maintaining the date and time setting
This camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date
and time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off, or
the battery is installed or not.
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Shooting a clear image without camera
shake
“Camera shake” refers to unwanted movement of the camera that occurs
after the shutter button has been pressed, resulting in a blurred image.
Holding the camera properly
Stabilize your upper body and take a position that keeps the
camera from moving.
Viewfinder mode
(vertical position)
Monitor mode
Preparing the camera
Viewfinder mode
Point 1
One hand holds the grip of the camera, and the other hand supports the lens.
Point 2
Take a secure stance with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Point 3
Lightly tuck your elbows against your body.
When shooting in a kneeling position, steady your upper body by placing
your elbow on your knee.
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Shooting a clear image without camera shake
SteadyShot function for movie shooting
This camera is equipped with the SteadyShot function, which reduces
camera shake during movie recording. The SteadyShot function is activated
only when recording movies.
MENU button t
(Camera Settings) t [
Select the desired setting.
SteadyShot] t
Notes
• The SteadyShot function is available only for movie shooting. You cannot use the
SteadyShot function for shooting still images.
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Shooting and viewing images
Shooting still images
In [Auto Mode], the camera analyzes the subject and allows you to shoot
with the appropriate settings.
1 Set the ON/OFF (Power) switch to ON to turn on the camera.
2 Set the mode dial to
(Auto Mode).
Shooting and viewing images
3 Hold the camera, and then decide on your composition.
4 Press the shutter button
halfway down to focus.
• When the image is in focus, the z
or
indicator lights.
5 Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image.
• If [Auto Obj. Framing] is set to [Auto], when shooting faces, close-up
(macro) subjects, or subjects tracked by Lock-on AF, the camera analyzes
the scene and automatically trims the captured image into a suitable
composition. Both the original and the trimmed images will be saved.
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Shooting still images
Shooting techniques
• When you turn the macro switching ring to
“0,2m-0,35m,” the camera is set to macro
mode. The shortest shooting distance is
approximately 0.2 m (0.65 ft.). Macro mode
is suitable for shooting close-ups of subjects
such as flowers or food.
Macro switching ring
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Recording movies
1 Press the MOVIE button to start
recording.
• Since the [MOVIE Button] is set to
[Always] in the default setting, movie
recording can be started from any
shooting mode.
MOVIE button
2 Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
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Shooting and viewing images
Notes
• The sound of the camera in operation may be recorded while recording a movie. You
can disable the sound recording by setting [Audio Recording] to [Off] (page 39).
• The continuous recording time of a movie depends on the ambient temperature or
the condition of the camera. See “Notes on continuous movie recording” (page 84).
• When the
icon appears, the temperature of the camera is too high. Turn the
camera off and wait until the temperature of the camera decreases.
• When you are recording continuously for a long time, you may feel that the camera
is warm. This is normal. Also, [Internal temp. high. Allow it to cool.] may appear. In
such cases, turn the camera off and wait until the camera is ready to shoot again.
• When shooting, the sound of the shoulder strap hooks (triangular hook) could be
recorded, depending on the situation used.
Playing back images
1 Press the
button.
button
2 Select an image by pressing the b/B on the control wheel.
• To play back movies, press z on the control wheel.
If you press V on the control wheel while playing back a movie, the control
panel will be displayed.
Control panel
Action during movie playback
N
Playback
X
Pause
M
Fast forward
m
Fast rewind
T
Forward slow playback
t
Rewind slow playback
>
Next movie
.
Previous movie
C
Frame advance
c
Frame rewind
Volume settings
Closes the control panel
Notes
• Movies recorded using other devices may not play back on this camera.
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Playing back images
Switching between still images and movies
To play back still images, set [View Mode] to [Folder View(Still)], and to
play back movies, set [View Mode] to [Folder View(MP4)], [AVCHD
View] or [XAVC S HD View]. When you select [Date View], both still
images and movies will be displayed on the screen, sorted by date.
MENU button t
desired mode.
(Playback) t [View Mode] t Select the
Playback functions
Convenient functions for playback are as follows:
Shooting and viewing images
A
Changes to the playback
screen.
B
Magnifies or reduces
images.
C
Image index screen
• You can select the number of
images to be displayed:
MENU button t
(Playback) t [Image
Index]
• Turn the control wheel to
magnify or reduce an image.
Turn the control dial to switch
to the next/previous image.
D
Deletes unnecessary images.
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Deleting images
Once you have deleted an image, you cannot restore it. Be sure that you
want to delete the image before proceeding.
1 While displaying the image you
want to delete, press the
(Delete) button.
(Delete) button
2 Select [Delete] with v/V on the control wheel, then press z.
• To delete several images at a time, select MENU button t
t [Delete].
Notes
• Protected images cannot be deleted.
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(Playback)
Selecting a shooting mode
Selecting a shooting mode
Turn the mode dial and set to the
desired shooting mode.
The following shooting modes are available.
(Auto Mode) Allows you to shoot still images with the settings adjusted
automatically.
(Program Auto)
Shoots by adjusting the aperture and changing the focus
range, or by defocus the background.
(Shutter Priority) Adjusts the shutter speed to show the movement of the
subject.
(Manual
Exposure)
Allows you to shoot after manually adjusting the exposure
(the shutter speed and the aperture value) using the control
dial and the aperture ring.
1/2/3 (Memory
recall)
Calls up settings pre-registered in [Memory] in the
(Camera Settings).
(Scene
Selection)
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the
scene.
(Sweep
Panorama)
Allows you to shoot panoramic images by combining
multiple images.
(Movie)
Allows you to change shooting settings and shoot a movie.
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Selecting a shooting mode
(Aperture
Priority)
Allows you to shoot with the exposure (the shutter speed and
the aperture value) adjusted automatically. The other settings
can be adjusted manually.
Functions available for each shooting
mode
The functions you can use depend on the selected shooting mode.
In the table below, indicates the function is available, and a – indicates
the function is not available.
Shoot Mode
Exposure
Cont.
Self-timer
Comp.
Shooting
Face
Smile
Detection Shutter
Auto Obj.
Framing
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–*
*
* When the shooting mode is set to M, the exposure can be adjusted only
when [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO].
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Various functions
Using the various functions
This manual mainly provides an introduction on the use of the camera and a
list of functions. To learn more about the camera, refer to “Help Guide”
(page 2), which offers in-depth instructions on the many functions.
Image Size (still image)
The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced when the
image is printed on large-format paper. The smaller the image size, the
more images can be recorded.
MENU button t
(Camera Settings) t [
Select the desired setting.
Image Size] t
When [Aspect Ratio] is 4:3
L:42M
7952 × 5304 pixels
L:38M
7072 × 5304 pixels
M:18M
5168 × 3448 pixels
M:16M
4592 × 3448 pixels
S:11M
3984 × 2656 pixels
S:9.4M
3536 × 2656 pixels
When [Aspect Ratio] is 16:9
When [Aspect Ratio] is 1:1
L:36M
7952 × 4472 pixels
L:28M
5296 × 5296 pixels
M:15M
5168 × 2912 pixels
M:12M
3440 × 3440 pixels
S:8.9M
3984 × 2240 pixels
S:7.1M
2656 × 2656 pixels
Various functions
When [Aspect Ratio] is 3:2
Notes
• When [
Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the image size for RAW
images corresponds to [L].
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Using the various functions
Auto focus functions
[Focus Mode]: You can select the focus method to suit the movement of the
subject.
Set the focus mode dial to S (Singleshot AF) or C (Continuous AF).
Focus mode dial
S
(Single-shot AF)
The product locks the focus when the focus adjustment is
achieved. Use this when the subject is motionless.
C
The product continues to focus while the shutter button is pressed
(Continuous AF) and held halfway down. Use this when the subject is in motion.
[Focus Area]: You can select the focusing area. Use this function when it is
difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode.
MENU button t
(Camera Settings) t [Focus Area] t
Select the desired setting.
Focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the image.
(Wide)
Focuses automatically on a subject in the center of the image.
(Center)
(Flexible Spot)
Allows you to move the AF range frame to the desired point on
the screen and focus on an extremely small subject in a narrow
area.
If the product fails to focus on the single selected point, it uses
(Expand Flexible the focus points around the flexible spot as the second priority
Spot)
area to achieve focus.
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Using the various functions
(Lock-on AF)
When the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down, the
product tracks the subject within the selected autofocus area.
Point the cursor to [Lock-on AF] on the [Focus Area] setting
screen, then select the desired tracking start area using the left/
right sides of the control wheel.
You can move the tracking start area to any desired point by
designating the area as a flexible spot or an expanding flexible
spot.
Creative Style
You can select the desired kind of image processing from among 13 styles,
and you can also adjust the contrast, saturation, and sharpness for each
[Creative Style] item.
MENU button t
(Camera Settings) t [Creative Style] t
Select the desired style.
Various functions
[Creative Style] item
[Style Box]
You can fine-tune the setting
and save the adjusted setting.
DRO/Auto HDR
Using the [DRO/Auto HDR] function, you can capture various gradations
of the contrast of images.
MENU button t
(Camera Settings) t [DRO/Auto HDR] t
Select the desired setting.
[D-Range Opt.]: By dividing the image into small areas, the camera
analyses the contrast of light and shadow between the subject and the
background, and produces an image with the optimal brightness and
gradation.
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Using the various functions
[Auto HDR]: Shoots 3 images with different exposures, and then overlays
the correctly exposed image, the bright areas of an under exposed image
and the dark areas of an over exposed image to create an image with rich
gradation.
LPF Effect
This camera is equipped with an optical variable low pass filter. By
changing the low pass filter effect settings according to your subject, you
can choose whether to prioritize the resolution or to reduce moiré patterns
and false colors.
MENU button t
(Camera Settings) t [LPF Effect] t Select
the desired setting.
(Off)
The low pass filter effect is not used. The resolution is prioritized.
(Standard)
Balances the resolution with the reduction of moiré patterns and
false colors.
(High)
Prioritizes the reduction of moiré patterns and false colors.
Notes
• Depending on the camera settings and subject, you may not be able to get the result
you want.
• While the camera is changing the setting,
is displayed on the monitor. You can
shoot images while the
is displayed, but the [LPF Effect] settings may not be
executed properly. For images shot while the
is displayed,
is displayed on
the playback screen.
• [LPF Effect] is locked to [Off] and cannot be changed when the shooting mode is set
to one of the following modes:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [Movie]
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Using Wi-Fi functions
Using the Wi-Fi and NFC one-touch
functions
You can perform the following operations using the camera’s Wi-Fi and
NFC One-touch functions.
Saving images to a computer.
Transferring images from the
camera to a smartphone.
Using the smartphone as a remote
control for the camera.
Viewing still images on a TV.
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Using Wi-Fi functions
For details on the Wi-Fi and NFC One-touch functions, refer to the attached
document “Wi-Fi Connection/One-touch (NFC) Guide” or to the “Help
Guide” (page 2).
Using the Wi-Fi and NFC one-touch functions
Connecting the camera to a wireless access point
Connect the camera to your wireless access point. Before starting the
procedure, make sure you have the SSID (name of the access point) and
password of your wireless access point with you.
1 MENU button t
(Wireless) t [Access Point Set.]
2 Use v/V on the control wheel to select the access point you
want to connect to. Press z in the center of the control wheel
and enter the password if a key icon is displayed with a
wireless access point, then select [OK].
Notes
• If a connection is not established, see the wireless access point operating instructions
or contact the administrator of the access point.
• To save images to a computer, install the following dedicated software on your
computer.
When using Windows: PlayMemories Home
http://www.sony.net/pm/
When using Mac: Wireless Auto Import
http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
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Using applications
Adding applications to the camera
(PlayMemories Camera Apps)
You can add the desired functions to your camera by connecting to the
application downloading website
(PlayMemories Camera Apps) via
the Internet.
Downloading applications
1 Access the application downloading website.
http://www.sony.net/pmca/
• For more information on the computer environment required for
downloading, refer to the application download website.
2 Follow the instructions on the screen to obtain a service
account (first time only).
• If you have an account, sign in to the application download site.
3 Select the desired application and
1 To a USB terminal of the
computer
Using applications
download the application to the
camera following the instructions
on the screen.
Micro USB cable
(supplied)
• Connect the computer and the camera
using the micro USB cable (supplied),
following the instructions on the
screen.
2 Multi/Micro
USB Terminal
Notes
• The application downloading function may not be available in some countries and
regions. For details, refer to the application downloading website above.
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Adding applications to the camera (PlayMemories Camera Apps)
How to download applications directly using the Wi-Fi function of
the camera
You can download applications using the Wi-Fi function without
connecting to a computer.
Select MENU button t
(Application) t [Application List] t
(PlayMemories Camera Apps), then follow the instructions on
the screen to download applications.
• Acquire a service account in advance.
• Select MENU button t
(Wireless) t [Access Point Set.] t access
point to be connected t change [IP Address Setting] to [Auto] if it is set
to [Manual].
Launching the application
MENU button t
(Application) t [Application List] t Select
the desired application to launch.
• You can use the [One-touch(NFC)] menu to install NFC one-touch
functions and call up the applications by simply touching the smartphone
to the
mark on the camera.
• Before using the NFC One-touch functions, set the applications that you
want to call up using the following procedure:
(Wireless) t [One-touch(NFC)] t desired
MENU button t
application
After displaying the shooting screen on the camera, touch the smartphone
to the camera.
• “Smart Remote Embedded” is assigned to [One-touch(NFC)] in the
default setting.
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Using a computer
Developing RAW images (Image Data
Converter)
With Image Data Converter, you can do the following:
• You can play back and edit images recorded in RAW format with various
corrections, such as tone curve and sharpness.
• You can adjust images with white balance, exposure, and [Creative
Style], etc.
• You can save the images displayed and edited on a computer.
You can either save the image as RAW format or save it in a general file
format.
• You can display and compare the RAW images and JPEG images
recorded by this camera.
• You can rank images in 5 grades.
• You can apply color labels.
Installing Image Data Converter
Using the Internet browser on your computer, go to the following
URL, and then follow the instructions on the screen to download
Image Data Converter.
http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/
Using a computer
• An Internet connection is required.
• For details on operation, refer to the following Image Data Converter
support page (English only):
http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/
• You can also check the details from “Help” in the menu bar of Image
Data Converter.
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Importing images to your computer and
using them (PlayMemories Home)
The software PlayMemories Home allows you to import still images and
movies to your computer and use them. PlayMemories Home is required
for importing XAVC S movies or AVCHD movies to your computer.
Playing back imported
images
Importing images from your camera
For Windows, the following functions are also
available:
Viewing images
on a calendar
Creating
movie
discs
Sharing images on
PlayMemories Online™
Uploading images
to network
services
• You can download Image Data Converter or Remote Camera Control,
etc. by performing the following procedure:
Connect the camera to your computer t launch PlayMemories Home t
click [Notifications].
Notes
• An Internet connection is required to use PlayMemories Online or other network
services. PlayMemories Online or other network services may not be available in
some countries or regions.
• Refer to the following URL for Mac software:
http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
• If the software PMB (Picture Motion Browser), supplied with models released
before 2011, has already been installed on your computer, it will be overwritten by
PlayMemories Home during the installation. Use PlayMemories Home, the
successor software of PMB.
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Importing images to your computer and using them (PlayMemories Home)
• Movies recorded using the [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)], [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i
24M(FX)] or [24p 24M(FX)]/[25p 24M(FX)] setting in [
Record Setting] are
converted by PlayMemories Home to create an AVCHD recording disc. This
conversion can take a long time. Also, you cannot create a disc with the original
image quality. If you want to keep the original image quality, store your movies on a
Blu-ray Disc.
Installing PlayMemories Home
Using the Internet browser on your computer, go to the following
URL, and then follow the instructions on the screen to download
PlayMemories Home.
http://www.sony.net/pm/
• An Internet connection is required.
• For details on operation, refer to the following PlayMemories Home
support page (English only):
http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/
To add functions to PlayMemories Home
To a USB
terminal of
the computer
Multi/Micro USB
Terminal
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Using a computer
When you connect the camera to your
computer, new functions may be added
to PlayMemories Home. It is
recommended that you connect the
camera to your computer even if
PlayMemories Home has already been
installed on the computer.
Controlling the camera using your
computer (Remote Camera Control)
Connect the camera to your computer. With Remote Camera Control you
can:
• Set up the camera or record an image from the computer.
• Record an image directly to the computer.
• Perform an Interval Timer Shooting.
Set up the following before use: MENU button t
Connection] t [PC Remote]
(Setup) t [USB
Installing Remote Camera Control
Using the Internet browser on your computer, go to the following
URL, and then follow the instructions on the screen to download
Remote Camera Control.
Windows:
http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/
Mac:
http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/
• An Internet connection is required.
• For details on operation, refer to the Help.
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Others
Checking the number of images and
recordable time of movies
When you insert a memory card into the camera
and set the ON/OFF (Power) switch to ON, the
number of images that can be recorded (should
you continue to shoot using the current settings)
is displayed on the screen.
Notes
• When “0” (the number of recordable images) flashes in yellow, the memory card is
full. Replace the memory card with another one, or delete images from the current
memory card (pages 43, 66).
• When “NO CARD” (the number of recordable images) flashes in yellow, it means
no memory card has been inserted. Insert a memory card.
The number of images that can be recorded on a memory
card
Capacity
Quality
Standard
Fine
Extra fine
RAW & JPEG (compressed RAW)
RAW (compressed RAW)
RAW & JPEG (uncompressed RAW)
RAW (uncompressed RAW)
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
770
520
270
130
170
75
88
1550
1000
540
260
350
150
175
3100
2100
1050
520
700
300
355
6200
4200
2150
1050
1400
600
710
* When [
Aspect Ratio] is set to other than [3:2], you can record more images than
the numbers shown in the table above (except when [RAW] is selected).
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Others
The table below shows the approximate number of images that can be
recorded on a memory card formatted with this camera. The values are
defined using Sony standard memory cards for testing. The values may vary
depending on the shooting conditions and the type of memory card used.
Image Size: L: 42M
Aspect Ratio: 3:2*
Memory card formatted with this camera
(Units: Images)
Checking the number of images and recordable time of movies
The number of images that can be recorded using a
battery pack
Note that the actual numbers may differ depending on the conditions of use.
Shooting (still
images)
Actual shooting
(movies)
Continuous
shooting (movies)
Viewing (still images)
Monitor
Viewfinder
Monitor
Viewfinder
Monitor
Viewfinder
Battery life
—
—
Approx. 30 min.
Approx. 30 min.
Approx. 50 min.
Approx. 50 min.
Approx. 170 min.
Number of images
Approx. 220 images
Approx. 200 images
—
—
—
—
Approx. 3400 images
Notes
• The above number of images applies when the battery pack is fully charged. The
number of images may decrease depending on the conditions of use.
• The number of images that can be recorded is for shooting under the following
conditions:
– The battery pack is used at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
– Using Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2) media (sold separately)
– [Viewfinder Bright.] is set to [Manual] [±0].
– [Monitor Brightness] is set to [Manual] [±0].
– [Display Quality] is set to [Standard].
• The number for “Shooting (still images)” is based on the CIPA standard, and is for
shooting under the following conditions:
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association)
– DISP is set to [Display All Info.].
– The focus mode dial is set to S (Single-shot AF).
– Shooting once every 30 seconds.
– The power turns on and off once every ten times.
• The number of minutes for movie shooting is based on the CIPA standard, and are
for shooting under the following conditions:
–[
Record Setting] is set to [60i 17M(FH)]/[50i 17M(FH)].
– Typical movie shooting: Battery life based on repeatedly shooting, shooting standby, turning on/off, etc.
– Continuous movie shooting: Battery life based on non-stop shooting until the limit
(29 minutes) has been reached, and then continued by pressing the MOVIE button
again. Other functions are not operated.
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Checking the number of images and recordable time of movies
Available recording time for a movie
The table below shows the approximate total recording times using a memory
card formatted with this camera. The recording time for XAVC S and AVCHD
movies is the recording time when shooting with [Dual Video REC] set to [Off].
Memory card formatted with this camera
Capacity
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
2 h 35 m
2 h 35 m
2 h 35 m
2 h 35 m
40 m
1 h 25 m
3h
6h
55 m
2h
4h5m
8 h 15 m
35 m
1 h 15 m
2 h 30 m
5h5m
40 m
1 h 25 m
3h
6h
55 m
2h
4h5m
8 h 15 m
35 m
1 h 15 m
2 h 35 m
5 h 20 m
1h
2h
4 h 10 m
8 h 25 m
2 h 35 m
5 h 20 m
10 h 55 m
22 h
Others
Record Setting
60p 50M/50p 50M
30p 50M/25p 50M
24p 50M*/ –
120p 50M/100p 50M
60i 24M(FX)/
50i 24M(FX)
60i 17M(FH)/
50i 17M(FH)
60p 28M(PS)/
50p 28M(PS)
24p 24M(FX)/
25p 24M(FX)
24p 17M(FH)/
25p 17M(FH)
1920×1080 60p 28M/
1920×1080 50p 28M
1920×1080 30p 16M/
1920×1080 25p 16M
1280×720 30p 6M/
1280×720 25p 6M
(h (hour), m (minute))
* Only when [NTSC/PAL Selector] is set to NTSC
([NTSC/PAL Selector] is only available for models that have AVCHD 50i recording
as a default setting.)
• Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes. However,
the recording time is approximately 5 minutes when shooting movies in
XAVC S HD 120p/100p format (a product specification limit). Also, if
the file format is set to MP4 (28M), you can shoot continuously for
approximately 20 minutes at a time (limited by file size of 4 GB).
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Checking the number of images and recordable time of movies
Notes
• The recordable time of movies varies because the camera is equipped with VBR
(Variable Bit-Rate), which automatically adjusts image quality depending on the
shooting scene. When you record a fast-moving subject, the image is clearer but the
recordable time is shorter because more memory is required for recording.
The recordable time also varies depending on the shooting conditions, the subject or
the image quality/size settings.
• The values shown are not for continuous recording time.
• The recording time may differ depending on shooting conditions and the memory
card used.
• For details on movie playback, see page 64.
Notes on continuous movie recording
• It requires a lot of power to perform high quality movie recording or continuous
shooting using the image sensor. Therefore, if you continue to shoot, the temperature
inside the camera will rise, especially that of the image sensor. In such cases, the
camera turns off automatically since higher temperatures affect the quality of the
images or affect the internal mechanism of the camera.
• The duration of time available for movie recording varies with the temperature or
condition of the camera before you start recording. If you frequently recompose or
shoot images after the power is turned on, the temperature inside the camera will rise
and the recording time available will be shorter.
• When
is indicated, stop recording the movie. The temperature inside the camera
has increased to an unacceptable level.
• If the camera stops recording due to the temperature, leave it for several minutes
with the power turned off. Start recording after the temperature inside the camera
drops fully.
• If you observe the following points, the recording time will be longer.
– Keep the camera out of direct sunlight.
– Turn the camera off when it is not being used.
• The maximum continuous recording time is 29 minutes.
• The maximum size of a movie file is about 2 GB, when [
File Format] is set to
[AVCHD]. When the file size is about 2 GB, a new movie file is created
automatically.
• When [
File Format] is set to [MP4], a single movie file is limited to
approximately 4 GB. Movie recording will stop automatically if the file size of a
movie being recorded reaches approximately 4 GB.
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Specifications
Camera
[Image sensor]
Image format:
35 mm full size (35.9 mm ×
24.0 mm), CMOS image sensor
Effective pixel number of camera:
Approx. 42 400 000 pixels
Total pixel number of camera:
Approx. 43 600 000 pixels
[Auto focus system]
System: Phase detection system/
Contrast detection system
[Electronic viewfinder]
Type: Electronic viewfinder
Total number of dots: 2 359 296 dots
Frame coverage: 100%
Magnification: Equivalent to approx.
0.74 × with 50 mm lens, at
infinity, –1 m–1
Eye Point: Approx. 19 mm from the
eyepiece, 18.4 mm from the
eyepiece frame at –1 m–1 (CIPA
standard compliant)
Diopter Adjustment: –4.0 m–1 to
+3.0 m–1
[Monitor]
LCD monitor: 7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT
drive
Total number of dots: 1 228 800
(640 × 4 (RGBW) × 480) dots
[Recording format]
File format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0,
Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline)
compliant, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3
format)
Movie (XAVC S format): MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 XAVC S ver.1.0
format compliant
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: LPCM 2ch (48 kHz
16 bit)
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Others
[Lens]
Lens: ZEISS Sonnar T
35mm single focus lens
Focal length: f = 35 mm
While shooting movies:
When [
SteadyShot] is set to
[Off]: 37 mm
When [
SteadyShot] is set to
[On]: 44 mm
F value: F2.0
Minimum focus:
When the macro switching ring is
set to “0,3m- ”: 0.3 m (1 ft.)
When the macro switching ring is
set to “0,2m-0,35m”: 0.2 m
(0.65 ft.)
• Minimum focus is the shortest
distance from the image sensor
to the subject.
Maximum magnification:
When the macro switching ring is
set to “0,3m- ”: 0.15×
When the macro switching ring is
set to “0,2m-0,35m”: 0.26×
Minimum f-stop: F22
Filter diameter: 49 mm
[SteadyShot]
System: Electronic (only for movies)
Specifications
Movie (AVCHD format): AVCHD
format Ver. 2.0 compatible
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch,
equipped with Dolby Digital
Stereo Creator
• Manufactured under license
from Dolby Laboratories.
Movie (MP4 format):
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
[Recording media]
Memory Stick media, SD card
• For details, refer to “Memory
cards that can be used”
(page 55).
[Input/output terminals]
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*:
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
HDMI: HDMI type D micro jack
m (Microphone) Terminal:
3.5 mm Stereo mini jack
* Supports Micro USB compatible
devices.
[Power, general]
Battery pack: Rechargeable battery
pack NP-BX1
[Power consumption (while
shooting)]
When using the viewfinder:
Approx. 2.7 W
When using the monitor:
Approx. 2.5 W
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[Others]
Exif Print: Compatible
DPOF: Compatible
PRINT Image Matching III:
Compatible
Dimensions (Approx.): 113.3 mm ×
65.4 mm × 72 mm (4 1/2 inches ×
2 5/8 inches × 2 7/8 inches)
(W/H/D, excluding protrusions)
Mass:
Approx. 507 g (1 lb 1.9 oz) (with
battery and Memory Stick PRO
Duo media)
Approx. 480 g (1 lb 0.9 oz) (body
only)
Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C
(32°F to 104°F)
[Wireless LAN]
Supported format: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency band: 2.4 GHz bandwidth
Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2PSK
Connection method: Wi-Fi Protected
Setup™ (WPS)/Manual
Access method: Infrastructure mode
NFC: NFC Forum Type 3 Tag
compliant
Model No. WW843944
Specifications
Battery charger BC-DCX
On image data compatibility
Input rating: DC 5 V
Output rating: 4.2 V DC, 0.86 A
Operating temperature range:
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature range:
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
• This camera conforms with DCF
(Design rule for Camera File
system) universal standard
established by JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information
Technology Industries
Association).
• Playback of images recorded
with your camera on other
equipment and playback of
images recorded or edited with
other equipment on your camera
are not guaranteed.
AC Adaptor
AC-UD10/AC-UUD11/
AC-UUD12/AC-UUE12
Power requirements: AC 100 V to
240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 0.2 A
Output voltage: DC 5 V, 1.5 A
Rechargeable battery pack
NP-BX1
Battery type: Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage: DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage: DC 3.6 V
Maximum charge voltage: DC 4.2 V
Maximum charge current: 1.89 A
Capacity: 4.5 Wh (1 240 mAh)
Others
Design and specifications are subject
to change without notice.
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Specifications
Trademarks
• Memory Stick and
are
trademarks or registered trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
• XAVC S and
are registered
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “AVCHD Progressive” and the
“AVCHD Progressive” logotype are
trademarks of Panasonic Corporation
and Sony Corporation.
• Dolby and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• The terms HDMI and HDMI HighDefinition Multimedia Interface, and
the HDMI Logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC in the United States
and other countries.
• Windows is a registered trademark of
Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
• Mac is a registered trademark of Apple
Inc. in the United States and other
countries.
• iOS is a registered trademark or
trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.
• iPhone and iPad are registered
trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United
States and other countries.
• SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C,
LLC.
• Android and Google Play are
trademarks of Google Inc.
• Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi logo and Wi-Fi
Protected Setup are registered
trademarks or trademarks of the Wi-Fi
Alliance.
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• The N Mark is a trademark or
registered trademark of NFC Forum,
Inc. in the United States and in other
countries.
• DLNA and DLNA CERTIFIED are
trademarks of Digital Living Network
Alliance.
• Facebook and the “f” logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of
Facebook, Inc.
• YouTube and the YouTube logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of
Google Inc.
• Eye-Fi is a trademark of Eye-Fi, Inc.
• In addition, system and product names
used in this manual are, in general,
trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective developers or
manufacturers. However, the ™ or ®
marks may not be used in all cases in
this manual.
Index
Index
A
E
Area Setting ............................... 58
AUTO ........................................ 61
Auto Mode ................................. 61
Exposure compensation dial ...... 29
Eye sensor .................................. 18
Eyepiece cup .............................. 23
B
F
Battery pack ............................... 47
Fn ......................................... 33, 34
Focus Area ................................. 70
Focus Magnif. Time ................... 39
Focus Mode................................ 70
Function button .................... 33, 34
C
Camera shake ............................. 59
Charge lamp ............................... 49
Charging battery pack ................ 47
Computer ....................... 77, 78, 80
Control wheel............................. 32
Creative Style............................. 71
Custom Key(PB)........................ 41
Custom Key(Shoot.) .................. 41
D
Help Guide ................................... 2
I
Image Data Converter ................ 77
Image Size.................................. 69
In-Camera Guide........................ 46
ISO ............................................. 37
L
Language .............................. 44, 57
LPF Effect .................................. 72
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Index
Date/Time Setup ........................ 57
Delete ......................................... 66
Diopter-adjustment .................... 22
DISP..................................... 25, 40
Drive Mode ................................ 36
DRO/Auto HDR ........................ 71
H
Index
M
S
Macro switching ring..................62
Memory card ........................54, 55
Memory recall ............................67
MENU ........................................35
Microphone jack .........................20
Monitor .......................................25
MOVIE .......................................63
MOVIE Button ...........................63
Multi interface shoe ....................20
Scene Selection .......................... 38
Set the clock............................... 58
Shooting mode ........................... 67
Shooting still images.................. 61
Shoulder strap ............................ 19
Software ......................... 77, 78, 80
Specifications............................. 85
SteadyShot ................................. 60
V
N
NFC ............................................73
Number of recordable images.....81
View Mode ................................ 65
Viewfinder ................................. 22
Viewing image........................... 64
P
W
PlayMemories Camera Apps ......75
PlayMemories Home ............78, 79
White Balance............................ 37
Wi-Fi...................................... 9, 73
Q
Z
Quick Navi..................................30
Zebra .......................................... 39
R
Recordable time of movies .........83
Remote Camera Control .............80
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Index
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