Sony DSC-WX7, DSC-WX9 User guide

Sony DSC-WX7, DSC-WX9 User guide
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DSC-WX7/WX9
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Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about the camera.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Table Of Contents
DSC-WX7/WX9 User Guide............................................................................................................i
Operation Search...........................................................................................................................1
Search by Operation...............................................................................................................20
Before Use......................................................................................................................................2
How to use this User Guide....................................................................................................22
The images and illustrations used in this User Guide............................................................25
Names of parts.......................................................................................................................26
List of icons displayed on the screen......................................................................................28
Using the wrist strap...............................................................................................................32
Using the control wheel..........................................................................................................33
Using the internal memory......................................................................................................35
In-Camera Guide....................................................................................................................36
Shooting.........................................................................................................................................3
Shooting still images...............................................................................................................38
Zoom......................................................................................................................................40
Shooting movies.....................................................................................................................41
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)......................................................42
Shooting panoramic images...................................................................................................43
List of mode switch functions..................................................................................................46
Intelligent Auto........................................................................................................................47
Superior Auto..........................................................................................................................48
Program Auto.........................................................................................................................50
3D Still Image.........................................................................................................................51
Scene Selection......................................................................................................................52
Background Defocus..............................................................................................................55
Functions not available in some REC modes.........................................................................57
Tracking focus........................................................................................................................58
DISP (Display Setting)............................................................................................................59
Flash.......................................................................................................................................61
Burst Settings.........................................................................................................................62
Self-Timer...............................................................................................................................63
Viewing...........................................................................................................................................4
Viewing still images................................................................................................................65
Playback zoom.......................................................................................................................66
Image Index............................................................................................................................67
Delete button..........................................................................................................................69
Viewing burst images.............................................................................................................71
Viewing movies.......................................................................................................................73
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Scrolling the panorama images for display.............................................................................75
Using 3D Functions........................................................................................................................5
3D Functions..........................................................................................................................76
File name of the 3D image.....................................................................................................77
3D Still Image.........................................................................................................................78
3D Sweep Panorama.............................................................................................................79
Sweep Multi Angle..................................................................................................................81
Viewing images shot in Sweep Multi Angle mode stereoscopically........................................83
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV..............................................................................................84
Using MENU items (Shooting)........................................................................................................6
Using MENU items (Shooting)................................................................................................86
REC Mode..............................................................................................................................87
Movie shooting scene.............................................................................................................88
Panorama Shooting Scene.....................................................................................................89
Scene Selection......................................................................................................................90
Easy Mode..............................................................................................................................93
Defocus Effect........................................................................................................................95
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size..................................................................................96
Movie Quality/Movie Size.......................................................................................................99
EV.........................................................................................................................................100
ISO.......................................................................................................................................101
White Balance......................................................................................................................103
Focus....................................................................................................................................105
Metering Mode......................................................................................................................107
Burst Shooting Interval.........................................................................................................108
Scene Recognition...............................................................................................................109
Soft Skin Effect.....................................................................................................................111
Smile Shutter........................................................................................................................112
Smile Detection Sensitivity...................................................................................................114
Face Detection.....................................................................................................................115
Anti Blink...............................................................................................................................116
In-Camera Guide..................................................................................................................117
MENU items not available in some REC modes..................................................................118
Using MENU items (Viewing).........................................................................................................7
Using MENU items (Viewing)...............................................................................................120
Easy Mode............................................................................................................................121
Slideshow.............................................................................................................................122
3D Viewing...........................................................................................................................125
Send by TransferJet.............................................................................................................126
View Mode............................................................................................................................128
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Display Burst Group.............................................................................................................129
Retouch................................................................................................................................130
Delete...................................................................................................................................132
Protect..................................................................................................................................133
Print (DPOF).........................................................................................................................134
Rotate...................................................................................................................................135
In-Camera Guide..................................................................................................................136
MENU items that cannot be set according to View Mode....................................................137
Changing settings...........................................................................................................................8
Changing camera settings....................................................................................................138
Movie format.........................................................................................................................140
AF Illuminator.......................................................................................................................141
Grid Line...............................................................................................................................142
Digital Zoom.........................................................................................................................143
Wind Noise Reduct...............................................................................................................144
Red Eye Reduction...............................................................................................................145
Blink Alert.............................................................................................................................146
Write Date.............................................................................................................................147
Beep.....................................................................................................................................148
Panel Brightness..................................................................................................................149
Language Setting.................................................................................................................150
Display color.........................................................................................................................151
Demo Mode..........................................................................................................................152
Initialize.................................................................................................................................153
Function Guide.....................................................................................................................154
CTRL FOR HDMI.................................................................................................................155
USB Connect Setting............................................................................................................156
USB Power Supply...............................................................................................................157
LUN Setting..........................................................................................................................158
Download Music...................................................................................................................159
Empty Music.........................................................................................................................160
TransferJet...........................................................................................................................161
Eye-Fi...................................................................................................................................163
Power Save..........................................................................................................................165
Format..................................................................................................................................166
Create REC.Folder...............................................................................................................167
Change REC.Folder.............................................................................................................168
Delete REC.Folder...............................................................................................................169
Copy.....................................................................................................................................170
File Number..........................................................................................................................171
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Area Setting..........................................................................................................................172
Date & Time Setting.............................................................................................................173
Viewing images on a TV.................................................................................................................9
Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable.......................................................174
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV ......................................................176
Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV............................................................178
Using with your computer.............................................................................................................10
Recommended computer environment (Windows)..............................................................179
Recommended computer environment (Macintosh).............................................................180
“PMB (Picture Motion Browser)” ..........................................................................................181
“Music Transfer” ..................................................................................................................182
Installing “PMB” and “Music Transfer” (Windows) ..............................................................183
Installing “Music Transfer” (Macintosh) ...............................................................................184
Connecting the camera to the computer..............................................................................185
Importing images to a computer (Windows).........................................................................186
Importing images to a computer (Macintosh).......................................................................187
Deleting the USB connection................................................................................................188
“PMB Portable” ....................................................................................................................189
Starting up “PMB Portable” (Windows) ................................................................................190
Starting up “PMB Portable” (Macintosh) ..............................................................................191
Selecting the method for creating a disc of movies..............................................................192
Creating AVCHD discs.........................................................................................................194
Creating standard definition image quality (STD) discs........................................................195
Creating Blu-ray discs..........................................................................................................196
Printing.........................................................................................................................................11
Printing still images...............................................................................................................197
Printing at a shop..................................................................................................................198
Troubleshooting............................................................................................................................12
If you have problems............................................................................................................199
Battery pack and power........................................................................................................200
Shooting still images/movies................................................................................................202
Viewing images....................................................................................................................205
Deleting................................................................................................................................206
Computers............................................................................................................................207
Memory card.........................................................................................................................209
Internal memory....................................................................................................................210
Printing.................................................................................................................................211
Others...................................................................................................................................212
Self-diagnosis display...........................................................................................................213
Messages.............................................................................................................................214
TOC-4
Precautions/About this camera.....................................................................................................13
Precautions...........................................................................................................................219
On the internal rechargeable backup battery.......................................................................222
Battery pack..........................................................................................................................223
AC Adaptor...........................................................................................................................225
Memory card.........................................................................................................................226
On cleaning..........................................................................................................................229
Number of still images..........................................................................................................230
Recordable time of movies...................................................................................................231
Using the camera abroad.....................................................................................................232
On TV color systems............................................................................................................233
Intelligent Pantilter................................................................................................................234
Carl Zeiss lens......................................................................................................................235
AVCHD format......................................................................................................................236
TransferJet standard............................................................................................................237
License.................................................................................................................................238
Trademarks..........................................................................................................................239
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Operation Search
Operation Search
Before Use
Operation Search
Shooting
Search by Operation
Viewing
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Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Operation Search
Before Use
Before Use
How to use this User Guide
Shooting
How to use this User Guide
Viewing
The images and illustrations used in this User Guide
Using 3D Functions
Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Names of parts
Using MENU items (Viewing)
List of icons displayed on the screen
Using the wrist strap
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Using the wrist strap
Using the control wheel
Using the control wheel
Using the internal memory
Using the internal memory
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Using the In-Camera guide
In-Camera Guide
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Operation Search
Shooting
Before Use
Shooting still images
Shooting
Shooting still images
Viewing
Zoom
Using 3D Functions
Shooting movies
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Shooting movies
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Shooting panoramic images
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Shooting panoramic images
Setting still image shooting mode
Using with your computer
List of mode switch functions
Printing
Intelligent Auto
Superior Auto
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Program Auto
3D Still Image
Scene Selection
Background Defocus
Functions not available in some REC modes
Using shooting functions
Tracking focus
DISP (Display Setting)
Flash
Burst Settings
Self-Timer
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Operation Search
Viewing
Before Use
Viewing still images
Shooting
Viewing still images
Viewing
Playback zoom
Using 3D Functions
Image Index
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Deleting images
Delete button
Viewing burst images
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Viewing burst images
Viewing movies
Viewing movies
Viewing panorama images
Scrolling the panorama images for display
Troubleshooting
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Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
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Operation Search
Using 3D Functions
Before Use
3D Functions
Shooting
3D Functions
Viewing
File name of the 3D image
Using 3D Functions
Shooting 3D images
Using MENU items (Shooting)
3D Still Image
Using MENU items (Viewing)
3D Sweep Panorama
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Sweep Multi Angle
Viewing 3D images
Viewing images shot in Sweep Multi Angle mode stereoscopically
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Operation Search
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Before Use
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Shooting
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Viewing
MENU items (Shooting)
Using 3D Functions
REC Mode
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Movie shooting scene
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Panorama Shooting Scene
Changing settings
Scene Selection
Easy Mode
Viewing images on a TV
Defocus Effect
Using with your computer
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
Printing
Movie Quality/Movie Size
EV
ISO
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
White Balance
Focus
Metering Mode
Burst Shooting Interval
Scene Recognition
Soft Skin Effect
Smile Shutter
Smile Detection Sensitivity
Face Detection
Anti Blink
In-Camera Guide
Shooting MENU list
MENU items not available in some REC modes
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Operation Search
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Before Use
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Shooting
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Viewing
MENU items (Viewing)
Using 3D Functions
Easy Mode
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Slideshow
Using MENU items (Viewing)
3D Viewing
Changing settings
Send by TransferJet
View Mode
Viewing images on a TV
Display Burst Group
Using with your computer
Retouch
Printing
Delete
Protect
Print (DPOF)
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Rotate
In-Camera Guide
Playback MENU list
MENU items that cannot be set according to View Mode
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Operation Search
Changing settings
Before Use
Changing settings
Shooting
Changing camera settings
Viewing
Shooting Settings
Using 3D Functions
Movie format
Using MENU items (Shooting)
AF Illuminator
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Grid Line
Changing settings
Digital Zoom
Wind Noise Reduct.
Viewing images on a TV
Red Eye Reduction
Using with your computer
Blink Alert
Printing
Write Date
Main Settings
Troubleshooting
Beep
Precautions/About this camera
Panel Brightness
Contents list
Language Setting
Display color
Demo Mode
Initialize
Function Guide
CTRL FOR HDMI
USB Connect Setting
USB Power Supply
LUN Setting
Download Music
Empty Music
TransferJet
Eye-Fi
Power Save
Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool
Format
Create REC.Folder
Change REC.Folder
Delete REC.Folder
Copy
File Number
Clock Settings
Area Setting
Date & Time Setting
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Operation Search
Viewing images on a TV
Before Use
Viewing an image on a High Definition (HD) TV
Shooting
Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately)
Viewing
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Using 3D Functions
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
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Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
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Operation Search
Using with your computer
Before Use
Recommended computer environment
Shooting
Recommended computer environment (Windows)
Viewing
Recommended computer environment (Macintosh)
Using 3D Functions
Using the software
Using MENU items (Shooting)
“PMB (Picture Motion Browser)”
Using MENU items (Viewing)
“Music Transfer”
Changing settings
Installing “PMB” and “Music Transfer” (Windows)
Installing “Music Transfer” (Macintosh)
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Connecting the camera to the computer
Connecting the camera to the computer
Importing images to a computer (Windows)
Printing
Importing images to a computer (Macintosh)
Troubleshooting
Deleting the USB connection
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Uploading images to a media service
“PMB Portable”
Starting up “PMB Portable” (Windows)
Starting up “PMB Portable” (Macintosh)
Creating a disc of movies
Selecting the method for creating a disc of movies
Creating AVCHD discs
Creating standard definition image quality (STD) discs
Creating Blu-ray discs
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Operation Search
Printing
Before Use
Printing still images
Shooting
Printing still images
Viewing
Printing at a shop
Using 3D Functions
Back to top
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
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Operation Search
Troubleshooting
Before Use
If you have problems
Shooting
If you have problems
Viewing
Troubleshooting
Using 3D Functions
Battery pack and power
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Shooting still images/movies
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Viewing images
Changing settings
Deleting
Computers
Viewing images on a TV
Memory card
Using with your computer
Internal memory
Printing
Printing
Others
Troubleshooting
Warning indicators and messages
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Self-diagnosis display
Messages
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Operation Search
Precautions/About this camera
Before Use
Precautions
Shooting
Precautions
Viewing
On the internal rechargeable backup battery
Using 3D Functions
Battery pack
Using MENU items (Shooting)
AC Adaptor
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Memory card
On cleaning
Changing settings
On cleaning
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Number of still images and recordable time of movies
Number of still images
Recordable time of movies
Printing
Using the camera abroad
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Using the camera abroad
On TV color systems
About this camera
Intelligent Pantilter
Carl Zeiss lens
AVCHD format
TransferJet standard
License
Trademarks
Trademarks
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Operation Search
Contents list
Before Use
Shooting
Operation Search
Viewing
Operation Search
Search by Operation
Using 3D Functions
Back to top
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Before Use
How to use this User Guide
Viewing images on a TV
How to use this User Guide
Using with your computer
The images and illustrations used in this User Guide
Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen
Printing
Names of parts
Troubleshooting
List of icons displayed on the screen
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Using the wrist strap
Using the wrist strap
Using the control wheel
Using the control wheel
Using the internal memory
Using the internal memory
Using the In-Camera guide
In-Camera Guide
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Shooting
Shooting still images
Shooting still images
Zoom
Shooting movies
Shooting movies
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Shooting panoramic images
Shooting panoramic images
Setting still image shooting mode
List of mode switch functions
Intelligent Auto
Superior Auto
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Program Auto
3D Still Image
Scene Selection
Background Defocus
Functions not available in some REC modes
Using shooting functions
Tracking focus
DISP (Display Setting)
Flash
Burst Settings
Self-Timer
Back to top
Viewing
Viewing still images
Viewing still images
Playback zoom
Image Index
Deleting images
Delete button
Viewing burst images
Viewing burst images
Viewing movies
Viewing movies
Viewing panorama images
Scrolling the panorama images for display
Back to top
Using 3D Functions
3D Functions
3D Functions
File name of the 3D image
Shooting 3D images
3D Still Image
3D Sweep Panorama
Sweep Multi Angle
Viewing 3D images
Viewing images shot in Sweep Multi Angle mode stereoscopically
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Shooting)
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MENU items (Shooting)
REC Mode
Movie shooting scene
Panorama Shooting Scene
Scene Selection
Easy Mode
Defocus Effect
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
Movie Quality/Movie Size
EV
ISO
White Balance
Focus
Metering Mode
Burst Shooting Interval
Scene Recognition
Soft Skin Effect
Smile Shutter
Smile Detection Sensitivity
Face Detection
Anti Blink
In-Camera Guide
Shooting MENU list
MENU items not available in some REC modes
Back to top
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
MENU items (Viewing)
Easy Mode
Slideshow
3D Viewing
Send by TransferJet
View Mode
Display Burst Group
Retouch
Delete
Protect
Print (DPOF)
Rotate
In-Camera Guide
Playback MENU list
MENU items that cannot be set according to View Mode
Back to top
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Changing settings
Changing settings
Changing camera settings
Shooting Settings
Movie format
AF Illuminator
Grid Line
Digital Zoom
Wind Noise Reduct.
Red Eye Reduction
Blink Alert
Write Date
Main Settings
Beep
Panel Brightness
Language Setting
Display color
Demo Mode
Initialize
Function Guide
CTRL FOR HDMI
USB Connect Setting
USB Power Supply
LUN Setting
Download Music
Empty Music
TransferJet
Eye-Fi
Power Save
Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool
Format
Create REC.Folder
Change REC.Folder
Delete REC.Folder
Copy
File Number
Clock Settings
Area Setting
Date & Time Setting
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Viewing images on a TV
Viewing an image on a High Definition (HD) TV
Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately)
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
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Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
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Using with your computer
Recommended computer environment
Recommended computer environment (Windows)
Recommended computer environment (Macintosh)
Using the software
“PMB (Picture Motion Browser)”
“Music Transfer”
Installing “PMB” and “Music Transfer” (Windows)
Installing “Music Transfer” (Macintosh)
Connecting the camera to the computer
Connecting the camera to the computer
Importing images to a computer (Windows)
Importing images to a computer (Macintosh)
Deleting the USB connection
Uploading images to a media service
“PMB Portable”
Starting up “PMB Portable” (Windows)
Starting up “PMB Portable” (Macintosh)
Creating a disc of movies
Selecting the method for creating a disc of movies
Creating AVCHD discs
Creating standard definition image quality (STD) discs
Creating Blu-ray discs
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Printing
Printing still images
Printing still images
Printing at a shop
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Troubleshooting
If you have problems
If you have problems
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
Shooting still images/movies
Viewing images
Deleting
Computers
Memory card
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Internal memory
Printing
Others
Warning indicators and messages
Self-diagnosis display
Messages
Back to top
Precautions/About this camera
Precautions
Precautions
On the internal rechargeable backup battery
Battery pack
AC Adaptor
Memory card
On cleaning
On cleaning
Number of still images and recordable time of movies
Number of still images
Recordable time of movies
Using the camera abroad
Using the camera abroad
On TV color systems
About this camera
Intelligent Pantilter
Carl Zeiss lens
AVCHD format
TransferJet standard
License
Trademarks
Trademarks
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Operation Search
Search by Operation
Before Use
Shooting
Learning about the camera’s functions
Viewing
In-Camera Guide
Function Guide
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Leaving the settings to the camera
Intelligent Auto
Superior Auto
Scene Selection
Shooting movies
Shooting movies
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Shooting 3D images
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
3D Still Image
3D Sweep Panorama
Sweep Multi Angle
Shooting portraits
Scene Selection(Soft Skin)
Scene Selection(Soft Snap)
Scene Selection(Twilight Portrait)
Smile Shutter
Face Detection
Anti Blink
Red Eye Reduction
Shooting panoramic images
Shooting panoramic images
Shooting moving objects
Movie shooting scene
Tracking focus
Burst Settings
Shooting without blur
Scene Selection(Anti Motion Blur)
Scene Selection(Hand-held Twilight)
Scene Selection(High Sensitivity)
Self-Timer(2sec)
ISO
Shooting with backlight
Superior Auto
Scene Selection(Backlight Correction HDR)
Flash(On)
Shooting in dark places
Scene Selection(Hand-held Twilight)
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Scene Selection(High Sensitivity)
Flash(Slow Synchro)
ISO
Changing focus position
Focus
Face Detection
Changing image size
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
Movie Quality/Movie Size
Changing screen display
DISP (Display Setting)
Display color
Deleting images
Delete button
Format
Displaying enlarged images
Playback zoom
Retouch(Trimming (Resize))
Editing images
Retouch
Playing back a series of images in order
Slideshow
Printing images with the date
Write Date
Changing clock settings
Area Setting
Date & Time Setting
Initializing settings
Initialize
Printing images
Printing still images
Viewing on TVs
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately)
Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
Creating a movie disc
Creating AVCHD discs
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Operation Search
How to use this User Guide
Before Use
Shooting
Selecting a topic to display
Viewing
Returning to a previous page
Printing out a page
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
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This User Guide explains how to use each function of the camera, how to change settings, and
how to troubleshoot a problem.
Selecting a topic to display
The following illustrations take Internet Explorer 7 as an example.
1. Click a title in the side bar on the left of the browser window.
The title’s topic list appears in the right pane.
2. Click a topic title in the list.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Descriptions appear in the right pane.
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Changing the font size
Change the font size by changing the setting of your web browser. For how to change the font
size setting, refer to the Help of your web browser.
Returning to a previous page
Use the back button of your web browser or the breadcrumb trail navigation to return to a page
you previously viewed.
Printing out a page
Click the [Print] button to print out a page you are viewing.
Marks and notations used in this User Guide
In this User Guide, the sequence of operations is shown by arrows (
) (A).
Operate the camera in the order indicated.
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Icons in the operating procedure sentences appear when the camera is in its default settings.
The default setting is indicated by
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indicates information that is useful to know.
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this User Guide
Operation Search
Before Use
The images and illustrations used in this User Guide
Shooting
Viewing
Images used in this User Guide
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
The images used as examples in this User Guide are reproduced images, and are not actual
images shot using this camera.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Illustrations used in this User Guide
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Illustrations used in this User Guide are of the DSC-WX7 unless noted otherwise.
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Top page > Before Use > Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen > Names of
parts
Operation Search
Before Use
Names of parts
Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Shutter button
Precautions/About this camera
For shooting: W/T (zoom) lever
Contents list
For viewing:
(Playback zoom) lever/
(Index) lever
Flash
Self-timer lamp/Smile Shutter lamp/AF illuminator
ON/OFF (Power) button
Power/Charge lamp
Microphone
Lens
LCD screen
Control wheel
Mode switch
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MOVIE (Movie) button
HDMI connector
Hook for wrist strap
(Playback) button
/
(In-Camera Guide/Delete) button
MENU button
(TransferJet™) mark
Battery insertion slot
Tripod receptacle
Speaker
Battery eject lever
Access lamp
Memory card slot
Multi connector (Type3b)
Battery/Memory card cover
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Top page > Before Use > Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen > List of
icons displayed on the screen
Operation Search
Before Use
List of icons displayed on the screen
Shooting
List of shooting mode icons
Viewing
List of viewing mode icons
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status.
You can change the screen display using
(Display Setting) on the control wheel.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
List of shooting mode icons
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Display
Indication
Battery remaining
Low battery warning
Image size/Panorama
image size/Quality
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Number of recordable
images (Dual Rec)
Scene Selection
Shooting mode
Scene Recognition
icon
White balance
Metering Mode
Vibration warning
Anti Blink
Scene Recognition
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Overlay icon for
Superior Auto
Burst Shooting
Interval
Smile Detection
Sensitivity indicator
1.4
Zoom scaling
Display Indication
AE/AF lock
ISO400 ISO number
NR slow shutter
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Shutter speed
F2.7
Aperture value
Wind Noise Reduction
+2.0EV
Exposure value
AF range finder frame indicator
Display
Indication
Recording folder
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Number of recordable images
Buffer writing
CAPTURE Capture
100Min
Recordable time
Recording Media (Memory card, internal memory)
Warning indicator pertaining to still image recording
Flash mode
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display
AF Illuminator
Red-eye reduction
Defocus Effect
Flash charging
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Display
Indication
Self-timer
Face detection
Destination
Soft Skin Effect
Database file full/Database file error
Overheating warning
Write Date
AF range finder frame
Spot metering cross-hairs
Histogram
REC
Standby
Recording a movie/Movie standby
0:12
Recording time (m:s)
List of viewing mode icons
Display
Indication
Battery remaining
Low battery warning
Image size/Panorama
image size/Quality
View mode
TransferJet settings
3D images
Burst Images
Main image in the
burst group
Protect
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Print order (DPOF)
Playback zoom
Display
Indication
101-0012 Folder-file number
2011 1 1
9:30 AM
Recorded date/time of the playback image
Display
Indication
Playback folder
Image number/Number of images recorded in selected date
range, folder
12/12
Playback Media (Memory card, internal memory)
Eye-Fi Mode display
Flash mode
Metering Mode
White balance
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display
ISO400
ISO number
Display
Indication
500
Shutter speed
+2.0EV
Exposure value
F2.7
Aperture value
Database file full/Database file error
Overheating warning
Playback
Variable speed playback
Playback bar
00:00:12
Counter
Histogram
appears when histogram display is disabled.
Volume
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Using the wrist strap
Before Use
Shooting
Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the camera from damage by
being dropped.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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Troubleshooting
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Top page > Before Use > Using the control wheel > Using the control wheel
Operation Search
Using the control wheel
Before Use
Shooting
Moving the selection frame on MENU screen, etc.
Viewing
Selecting an image to be played back
Selecting a REC mode
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
The following functions are located on the up/down/right/left side of the control wheel:
(Display Setting), (Flash),
(Self-Timer) and
(Burst Settings).
Press the control wheel toward each icon to enter the setup screen for each function.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Turn the control wheel or press the up/down/right/left side of the wheel following the screen to
move the selection frame.
Press
in the center of the control wheel to set the selected item.
Moving the selection frame on MENU screen, etc.
Turn the control wheel or press the up/down/right/left side of the wheel to move the selection
frame. In some modes, you can also move the selection frame by turning the control wheel.
Selecting an image to be played back
Press the right or left side of the control wheel, or turn the wheel to play back the next/previous
image.
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Selecting a REC mode
Turn the control wheel to display the REC mode selection screen.
Keep turning the control wheel until the desired mode is selected.
The available modes differ depending on the position of the mode switch.
You can also change the REC mode from [MENU].
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Using the internal memory
Before Use
Shooting
On image data stored in the internal memory
Viewing
The camera has approximately 19 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. You
can record still images on the internal memory when there is no memory card inserted in the
camera.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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When a memory card is inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded on the memory card.
[Playback]: Images on the memory card are played back.
[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images on the memory card.
When there is no memory card inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded using the internal memory. However, movies cannot be
recorded to the internal memory.
[Playback]: Images stored in the internal memory are played back.
[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images in the internal memory.
On image data stored in the internal memory
We recommend that you copy (back up) data using one of the following methods.
To copy (back up) data on a hard disk of your computer
Without a memory card inserted in the camera, import the images into a computer. [Details]
[Details]
To copy (back up) data on a memory card
Prepare a memory card with sufficient free capacity, then copy the images in the internal memory
to the memory card. [Details]
Notes
You cannot transfer image data on a memory card to the internal memory.
By making a USB connection between the camera and a computer with a multi-use terminal
USB cable, you can transfer data stored in the internal memory to a computer. However you
cannot transfer data on a computer to the internal memory.
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In-Camera Guide
Before Use
Shooting
This camera contains an internal function guide. This allows you to search the camera’s
functions according to your needs.
You can use the selected function after reading the guide.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
1. Press the / (In-Camera Guide) button.
When shooting images:
[In-Camera Guide] search methods are displayed.
When viewing images:
[Delete/In-Camera Guide] are displayed.
Select [In-Camera Guide].
2. Select a search method.
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Search method
Description
Shoot/ playback guide Search for various operation functions in shooting/viewing mode.
Icon guide
Search the function and meaning of displayed icons.
Troubleshooting
Search common problems and their solution.
Objective guide
Search functions according to your needs.
Keyword
Search functions by key words.
History
Display the last 12 items displayed in [In-Camera Guide].
An operation guide is displayed so that you can operate the camera following the instructions
on the screen.
This is explained in [Shoot/ playback guide].
3. Select the desired mode.
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Functions available in the selected function is displayed.
4. Select the desired function, then press
on the control wheel.
The operation guide for the selected function is displayed.
5. Use
/
to switch the display from summary to operation to details.
The operation guide and details may not be displayed, depending on the selected
function.
When you select [Use this function], the camera switches to the selected mode
automatically.
6. To end [In-Camera Guide], press /
(In-Camera Guide) button.
Notes
/
(In-Camera Guide) button is not available in the following situations:
In movie mode
In Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode
In Easy Mode
[Use this function] may not be available, depending on the selected functions.
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Top page > Shooting > Shooting still images > Shooting still images
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Shooting still images
Before Use
Shooting
1. Set the mode switch to
Viewing
(Still Image), then press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
2. Hold the camera steady as illustrated.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
3. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the
indicator lights.
The shortest shooting distance is approximately 5 cm (2 inches) (W), 1 m (3 ft 3 3/8
inches) (T) (from the lens).
4. Press the shutter button fully down.
If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on
When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator
changes to slowly flashing and the beep does not sound. Either recompose the shot or
change the focus setting. [Details]
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Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
It is dark and the subject is distant.
The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
The subject is seen through glass.
The subject is moving quickly.
There is reflective light or shiny surfaces.
The subject is backlit or there is a flashing light.
Related Topic
Viewing still images
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
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Zoom
Before Use
Shooting
You can enlarge the image when shooting. The camera’s optical zoom function can enlarge
images up to 5×.
Viewing
1. Turn the W/T (zoom) lever.
Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to T side to zoom in, W side to zoom out.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
When the zoom scale exceeds 5×, set [Digital Zoom]. [Details]
Note
Zoom is locked to the W side in the following situations:
In Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode
In 3D Sweep Panorama mode
In Sweep Multi Angle mode
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Top page > Shooting > Shooting movies > Shooting movies
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Shooting movies
Before Use
Shooting
1. Set the mode switch to
Viewing
(Movie), then press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
2. Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to start recording.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
3. Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
MOVIE (Movie) button
You can start recording a movie by pressing the MOVIE button, regardless of the position of the
mode switch.
Notes
The sound of the lens and lever operating will be recorded when the zoom function operates
while shooting a movie. The sound of the MOVIE button operating may also be recorded
when you press the MOVIE button to stop recording.
Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes at one time at the camera’s
default settings and when the temperature is approximately 25°C(77°F). When movie
recording is finished, you can restart recording by pressing the MOVIE button again.
Recording may stop to protect the camera depending on the ambient temperature.
Related Topic
Zoom
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Movie Quality/Movie Size
Movie format
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Rec)
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Before Use
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Shooting
Viewing
You can shoot still images while recording a movie. The camera keeps recording the movie even
if you shoot still images.
Up to 10 still images can be shot during one movie recording.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to start recording a movie.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
2. Press the shutter button.
A still image is recorded.
The number of recordable still images (A) appears on the LCD screen when you press
the shutter button halfway down.
3. Press the MOVIE button to stop recording the movie.
After recording movies, the recorded still images are displayed in frames on the LCD screen.
Notes
The sound of the shutter button operating may be recorded.
Flash is not available for shooting still images during movie recording.
The image size of still images is fixed to [16:9 (3M)]. If the movie image size is set to [MP4
3M], the still image size is fixed to [4:3 (2M)].
When the Smile Shutter function is set to [On], the shutter releases automatically each time
the camera detects a smiling face. You cannot switch [On] or [Off] for Smile Shutter during
movie recording.
If the memory card capacity is insufficient or 10 images have been shot,
screen. This icon indicates that no more still images can be shot.
appears on the
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Shooting panoramic images
Before Use
Shooting
Allows you to create a panoramic image from composite images. The camera also automatically
detects people’s faces or moving subjects.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Set the mode switch to
Changing settings
(Sweep Panorama), then press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
2. Select a shooting direction using
/
/
/
on the control wheel.
Pan the camera from down to up
Pan the camera from up to down
Pan the camera from left to right
Pan the camera from right to left
3. Align the camera with the end of the subject to be shot and press the shutter button fully.
A black, translucent portion (A) appears before shooting. That part will not be recorded.
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4. Pan the camera to the end of the guide (B), following the indication on the LCD screen.
Shooting a high-resolution panoramic image
If you set [Panorama Image Size] to [High Resolution], a 43 megapixel-size panoramic
image (10480×4096) can be shot.
1 Hold the camera vertically.
2 Select a shooting direction using the control wheel.
3 Pan the camera to shoot.
Tips for shooting a panorama image
Pan the camera in an arc at a constant velocity in the direction indicated on the LCD
screen. Subjects at rest are more suited for panorama shots than moving subjects.
Radius as short as possible.
Vertical direction
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Horizontal direction
First, press the shutter button halfway so that you can lock the focus, exposure and white
balance. Then, press the shutter button fully down and pan or tilt the camera.
If a section with greatly varied shapes or scenery is concentrated along a screen edge, the
image composition may fail. In such case, adjust the frame composition so that the section
is in the center of the image, then shoot again.
Notes
If you cannot pan the camera across the entire subject within the given time, a gray area
occurs in the composite image. If this happens, move the camera faster to record a full
panorama image.
Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part will not be recorded smoothly.
Under low light conditions, panorama images may be blurred or the shooting may not be
successful.
Under lights that flicker, such as fluorescent lights, the brightness or color of the combined
image will not always be the same.
When the whole angle of panoramic shooting and the AE/AF locked angle are very different
in brightness, color and focus, the shooting will not be successful. If this happens, change
AE/AF locked angle and shoot again.
Sweep Panorama is not suitable for the following situations:
Moving subjects
Subjects are too close to the camera
Images with little contrast, such as sky, sandy beach or lawn
Images with constant changes, such as waves or waterfalls
You cannot create panorama images in the following situations:
You pan the camera too quickly or too slowly.
There is too much camera shake.
You may not be able to set some functions or MENU items depending on the selected REC
mode. For details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes” [Details] and “MENU
items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
Related Topic
Scrolling the panorama images for display
Panorama Shooting Scene
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
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Top page > Shooting > Setting still image shooting mode > List of mode switch functions
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List of mode switch functions
Before Use
Shooting
Set the mode switch to the desired function.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
(Still Image)
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
(Sweep
Panorama)
(Movie)
Allows you to shoot still images. [Details]
Allows you to shoot a panorama image by composing images.
[Details]
Allows you to change the settings for movie recording. [Details]
Related Topic
Intelligent Auto
Program Auto
Scene Selection
Shooting panoramic images
Shooting movies
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Intelligent Auto
Before Use
Shooting
Allows you to shoot still images with the setting adjusted automatically.
Viewing
(Still Image).
1. Set the mode switch to
Using 3D Functions
2. Turn the control wheel to select
Using MENU items (Shooting)
3. Shoot with the shutter button.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
(Intelligent Auto). [Details]
Note
You may not be able to set some functions depending on the selected REC mode. For
details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes” [Details] and “MENU items not
available in some REC modes.” [Details]
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On Scene Recognition
Printing
Scene Recognition operates in Intelligent Auto mode. This function lets the camera automatically
recognize the shooting conditions and shoot the image.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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In Scene Recognition, the position of an icon displayed on the LCD screen is different depending
on the circumstances. It depends on whether the camera recognizes a scene or condition.
If the camera recognizes a scene, icons and guides such as
(Portrait),
(Infant),
(Twilight Portrait),
(Twilight ),
(Backlight Portrait),
(Backlight),
(Landscape),
(Macro),
(Spotlight) or
(Low Light), are displayed on the first line. If the camera recognizes a
(Move) are displayed on the second line. The camera
condition, icons such as (Tripod) or
may recognize both the scene and condition, or just one.
Related Topic
Scene Recognition
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Top page > Shooting > Setting still image shooting mode > Superior Auto
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Superior Auto
Before Use
Shooting
The camera combines Scene Recognition and high-quality image technology to automatically
shoot the images with the optimal settings.
Viewing
1. Set the mode switch to
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
(Still Image).
2. Turn the control wheel to select
(Superior Auto). [Details]
3. Shoot with the shutter button.
The camera shoots burst images when needed and overlays the multiple images. By
overlaying the images, the camera records an image with less subject blur and noises.
What is the difference between Superior Auto mode and Intelligent Auto mode?
In Superior Auto mode, the camera shoots burst images based on the recognized scene, then
creates a composite of the burst images (Overlay shooting).
The camera automatically corrects the backlight and reduces the noise by overlaying images,
so a higher-quality image results than in Intelligent Auto mode.
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
: Scene Recognition
Twilight
Twilight Portrait
Backlight
Backlight Portrait
Landscape
Macro
Portrait
Infant
Spotlight
Low Light
Tripod
Move
: Overlaying processing
Hand-held Twilight
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Anti Motion Blur
Backlight Correction HDR
The camera automatically selects an overlaying mode based on the recognized scene, and
(overlay) appears on the LCD screen.
the
Notes
When the camera overlays the images, it takes more time to record an image.
In low light conditions such as night scenes, set [Flash] to [Off] to achieve the optimal effect
of the overlaid images.
The effect of reduced noise is less effective in the following situations:
Subjects are moving
Subjects are too close to the camera
Images with little contrast, such as sky, sandy beach or lawn
Images with constant changes, such as waves or waterfalls
You may not be able to set some functions or MENU items depending on the selected REC
mode. For details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes” [Details] and “MENU
items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
Related Topic
Scene Recognition
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Top page > Shooting > Setting still image shooting mode > Program Auto
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Program Auto
Before Use
Shooting
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the
aperture value). Also you can select various settings using the menu.
Viewing
1. Set the mode switch to
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
(Still Image).
2. Turn the control wheel to select
(Program Auto). [Details]
3. Shoot with the shutter button.
Note
You may not be able to set some functions or MENU items depending on the selected REC
mode. For details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes” [Details] and “MENU
items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
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3D Still Image
Before Use
Shooting
Shooting a 3D image.
Viewing
1. Set the mode switch to
(Still Image).
Using 3D Functions
2. Turn the control wheel to select
Using MENU items (Shooting)
3. Shoot with the shutter button.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
(3D Still Image). [Details]
Tips for various 3D shooting
In addition to [3D Still Image], this camera also includes other modes for creating stereoscopic
images, such as [3D Sweep Panorama] and [Sweep Multi Angle].
For details, see “3D Functions.” [Details]
Using with your computer
Printing
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Top page > Shooting > Setting still image shooting mode > Scene Selection
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Scene Selection
Before Use
Shooting
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
Viewing
1. Set the mode switch to
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
(Still Image).
(Scene Selection). [Details]
2. Turn the control wheel to select
If you want to select the other Scene Selection mode, select from MENU.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Allows you to shoot faces for smoothness.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
(Soft
Skin)
Printing
Troubleshooting
Allows you to shoot images with a softer atmosphere for portraits and flowers,
etc.
Precautions/About this camera
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(Soft
Snap)
Allows you to shoot indoor shots without using the flash to reduce subject blur.
(Anti
Motion Blur)
Allows easy shooting of distant scenes by focusing in the distance. Shoots vivid
blue sky and flora colors.
(Landscape)
Allows you to shoot three images having different exposures to create a single
image with a greater range of gradation. The camera combines the dark parts of
an image taken with a bright exposure setting and the bright parts of an image
taken with a dark exposure setting.
(Backlight
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Correction
HDR)
Allows you to shoot sharp images of people with the night view in the
background without compromising the atmosphere.
(Twilight
Portrait)
Allows you to shoot night scenes at far distance without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
(Twilight )
Allows you to shoot night scenes with less noise without using a tripod.
(Handheld
Twilight)
Allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions, reducing
blur.
(High
Sensitivity)
Shifts to Macro mode, allowing you to shoot food arrangements in delicious and
bright color.
(Gourmet)
Allows you to shoot images of your pet with the best settings.
(Pet)
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Allows you to record the blue of the water clearly when shooting seaside or
lakeside scenes.
(Beach)
Allows you to record clear images preventing sunken colors in snowy scenes or
other places where the whole screen appears white.
(Snow)
Allows you to record fireworks in all their splendor.
(Fireworks)
Notes
When you shoot images using
(Twilight Portrait),
(Twilight ) or
(Fireworks) mode,
the shutter speed is slower and the images tend to blur. To prevent blurring, the use of a
tripod is recommended.
Some Scene Selection modes are available also in movie mode, but the selectable modes
are limited. [Details]
You may not be able to set some functions or MENU items depending on the selected REC
mode. For details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes” [Details] and “MENU
items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
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Top page > Shooting > Setting still image shooting mode > Background Defocus
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Background Defocus
Before Use
Shooting
Allows you to shoot an image with image processing so that the background and the subject
stands out.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
1. Set the mode switch to
Printing
(Still Image).
2. Turn the control wheel to select
Troubleshooting
(Background Defocus).
3. Shoot with the shutter button.
Precautions/About this camera
Tips for adjusting the intensity of the background defocus
Contents list
Before shooting, select MENU
[Defocus Effect]
[High], [Mid] or [Low] to change the
intensity of the background defocus effect.
Tips for defocusing the background
Position of the subject and the background
If you shoot an image with the subject and background far apart, as shown in the illustration,
the background can be defocused. Shoot from the recommended shooting distance indicated
on the LCD screen.
Subject is sufficiently removed from the background
Subject and background are too close
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Zoom scale and position of the subject
When you shoot a flower and a small item from close up, turn the W/T (zoom) lever to the W
side. For shooting people, move a short distance away from the subject and turn the W/T
(zoom) lever to the T side.
To lock the focus on the subject more easily, use the Tracking focus function of the camera.
[Details]
Notes
When shooting, hold the camera still to reduce camera shake.
The background may not be defocused in the following situations:
The scene is too bright or too dark.
The subject is moving.
The subject is too far from the camera. (The recommended shooting distance has been
exceeded.)
The subject is too close to the background.
The Background Defocus effect may not work effectively in the following situations:
The subjects are too small.
The subject is the same color as the background.
You moved the camera after setting the AE/AF lock.
If you are unable to defocus effectively, try the following steps:
Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to the T side.
Approach the subject until you are within the recommended shooting distance.
Separate the subject and the background.
Shoot after focusing on the subject.
You may not be able to set some functions or MENU items depending on the selected REC
mode. For details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes” [Details] and “MENU
items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
Related Topic
Defocus Effect
Tracking focus
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modes
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Before Use
Functions not available in some REC modes
Shooting
Viewing
In the table below,
indicates a user-changeable function, while — indicates an unchangeable
one. The icons below [Self-Timer] and [Flash] indicate the available modes.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
SelfTimer
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Flash
Face
Detection
Tracking
focus
Burst
Settings
(Intelligent Auto)
Viewing images on a TV
REC Mode
Printing
—
(Superior Auto)
Using with your computer
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(Program Auto)
—
(3D Still Image)
(Background
Defocus)
Precautions/About this camera
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—
(Soft Skin)
*1
(Soft Snap)
*1
—
(Anti Motion Blur)
(Landscape)
—
—
(Backlight
Correction HDR)
—
—
(Twilight Portrait)
Scene
Selection
(Twilight )
—
—
—
(Hand-held Twilight)
—
(High Sensitivity)
—
(Gourmet)
(Pet)
—
—
—
—
(Beach)
(Snow)
(Fireworks)
—
—
—
* 1 [Off] cannot be selected for [Face Detection].
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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > Tracking focus
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Tracking focus
Before Use
Shooting
The camera tracks the subject and adjusts focus automatically until you press the shutter button
halfway down, even if the subject is moving.
Viewing
1. Press
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
on the control wheel.
The target frame appears.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
2. Place the target frame over the subject you want to focus on, and press
.
Tracking begins.
3. Press the shutter button half way down.
The position of the subject, focus and exposure are locked.
4. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot the image.
5. To cancel the tracking focus before shooting, press
again.
Tracking a face
If you use the tracking focus function while the Face Detection function is activated, you can
select a face to be given priority and register that face with the camera. Even if the registered
face disappears from the LCD screen, when it shows up on the LCD screen again, the camera
focuses on the registered face.
When a specified face is registered in the camera memory and you use the Smile Shutter
function, the camera searches only for that face’s smile.
Notes
Tracking focus may fail to lock the focus, lose the subject or track different subject in the
following situations:
The subject moves too quickly.
The subject is too small or too large.
The subject is the same color as the background.
Under low light conditions.
Under conditions where the brightness varies.
When you use the Digital Zoom, the tracking focus function is not available.
Tracking focus will automatically be canceled when the subject disappears from the screen
or has failed to be tracked. However, if the target of the tracking focus is a specified face,
the camera keeps tracking on that face even if the face disappears from the screen.
You may not be able to set some functions depending on the selected REC mode. For
details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > DISP (Display Setting)
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DISP (Display Setting)
Before Use
Shooting
Histogram
Viewing
1. Press
Using 3D Functions
(Display Setting) on the control wheel.
2. Select the desired mode with the control wheel.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Displays only images.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
(OFF)
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Displays the information.
Exif data for the recorded image and the histogram are also displayed.
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
(Detailed Info)
Displays the information.
(ON)
Histogram
A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. The graph display indicates a bright
image when skewed to the right side (A), and a dark image when skewed to the left side (B).
1. Press
(Display Setting) on the control wheel, then select [Detailed Info].
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Notes
The histogram also appears when playing back a single image, but you cannot adjust the
exposure.
The histogram does not appear when:
Recording/playing back movies
Viewing vertical orientation images
Rotating still images
Shooting/viewing in Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode
When [Display Burst Group] is set to [Display Main Image Only]
A large difference in the histogram displayed during shooting and playback may occur when:
The flash strobes.
The shutter speed is slow or fast.
The histogram may not appear for images recorded using other cameras.
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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > Flash
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Flash
Before Use
Shooting
1. Press
Viewing
(Flash) on the control wheel.
2. Select the desired mode with the control wheel.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
(Auto)
(On)
(Slow
Synchro)
(Off)
Flash automatically operates in dark locations or when there is backlight.
Flash always operates.
Flash always operates.
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background
that is out of flash light.
Flash does not operate.
Printing
Troubleshooting
When the “White circular spots” appears in flash photos
Precautions/About this camera
This is caused by particles (dust, pollen, etc.) floating close to the lens. When they are
accentuated by the camera’s flash, they appear as white circular spots.
Contents list
How can the “White circular spots” be reduced?
Light the room and shoot the subject without a flash.
Select
(Anti Motion Blur) or
(High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection. ([Off] is
automatically selected.)
Notes
The flash strobes twice. The first flash adjusts the light quantity.
While charging the flash,
is displayed.
You cannot use the flash during burst shooting.
When shooting with the flash and the zoom is set to W, the shadow of the lens may appear
on the screen, depending on the shooting conditions. If this happens, set the zoom to T and
shoot with the flash again.
You may not be able to set some functions or MENU items depending on the selected REC
mode. For details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes” [Details] and “MENU
items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > Burst Settings
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Burst Settings
Before Use
Shooting
You can select Single (single-image) or Burst as the shooting mode.
Viewing
1. Press
Using 3D Functions
(Burst Settings) on the control wheel.
2. Select the desired mode with the control wheel.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
(Single)
Changing settings
The camera shoots up to 10 continuous frames in one burst when you hold
down the shutter button.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
The camera shoots a single image.
(Burst)
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Notes
[Flash] is set to [Off].
When recording with the self-timer, a series of up to 10 images is recorded.
[Focus], [White Balance], and [EV ] are adjusted for the first image, and these settings are
also used for the other images.
When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or a memory card is full, the
burst stops.
[VGA] image size will be set while recording on internal memory.
You may not be able to set some functions or MENU items depending on the selected REC
mode. For details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes” [Details] and “MENU
items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
Related Topic
Burst Shooting Interval
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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > Self-Timer
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Self-Timer
Before Use
Shooting
Automatic shooting with Self-portrait timer
Viewing
1. Press
Using 3D Functions
(Self-Timer) on the control wheel.
2. Select the desired mode with the control wheel.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
(Off)
(10sec)
Sets the self-timer to a 10-second delay.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and a
beep sounds until the shutter operates.
again.
To cancel, press
(2sec)
Sets the self-timer to a 2-second delay.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
(Self-portrait
One Person)
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Does not use the self-timer.
(Self-portrait
Two People)
Sets the self-timer to Self-portrait timer.
When the camera detects the specified number of faces, a beep
sounds, and the shutter operates 2 seconds later.
Contents list
Tips for preventing blur
If your hands or body moves while holding the camera and pressing the shutter button,
“Camera shake” occurs.
Camera shake occurs frequently under low-light or slow shutter speed conditions, such as
those encountered in
(Twilight Portrait) or
(Twilight ) mode.
In such a case, shoot with the below tips in mind.
Shoot with a 2-second delay self-timer and stabilize the camera by holding your arms firmly
at your side after pressing the shutter button.
Use a tripod or place the camera on a flat surface to hold the camera steady.
Note
You may not be able to set some functions depending on the selected REC mode. For
details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
Automatic shooting with Self-portrait timer
Point the lens at yourself so your face is reflected in the LCD screen. The camera detects the
subjects, and then the shutter operates. The camera determines the optimal composition and
prevents faces from being cut out of the LCD screen. Do not move your camera after the beep
sounds.
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You can also shoot an image by pressing the shutter button during this operation.
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Top page > Viewing > Viewing still images > Viewing still images
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Viewing still images
Before Use
Shooting
1. Press the
Viewing
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. Select an image with the control wheel.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Viewing images taken with a different camera
This camera creates an Image Database File on the memory card for recording and playing
images. If the camera detects images not registered in the Image Database File on the memory
card, a registration screen with the message “Files found which were not recognized Import
files” will be displayed. To view unregistered images, register them by selecting [OK].
Use a sufficiently charged battery to register images. If a battery with a low charge is used
to register images, it may not be possible to register all of the data or the data may be
corrupted if the battery charge runs out.
Printing
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Playback zoom
Before Use
Shooting
Enlarges the image being played back.
Viewing
1. Press
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
Using 3D Functions
2. Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to T side (
Using MENU items (Shooting)
3. Adjust the position using
Using MENU items (Viewing)
/
/
) during still image playback.
/
on the control wheel.
The frame in the lower left of the image shows which part of the total image is being
displayed.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
4. Change the zoom scale with the W/T (zoom) lever.
Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to T side ( ) to zoom in, W side (
on the control wheel to cancel playback zoom.
Press
) to zoom out.
To save enlarged images
You can save an enlarged image by using the trimming function.
[Retouch]
[Trimming (Resize)].
Press MENU
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Top page > Viewing > Viewing still images > Image Index
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Image Index
Before Use
Shooting
Displaying images of the desired date/folder
Viewing
Viewing images with the Calendar
Displays multiple images at the same time.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
) to display the image index screen.
2. Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to the W side (
Turn the lever again to display an index screen with more images.
Changing settings
3. To return to the single-image screen, select an image with the control wheel, then press
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Displaying images of the desired date/folder
Select the left side bar with the control wheel, then select the desired date range or folder using
/
.
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Viewing images with the Calendar
When [View Mode] is set to [Date View] and the screen display is in index mode, turn the W/T
(zoom) lever to W side (
) to view images with the Calendar.
/
/
/
: Moves the selection frame to a different date.
: Displays the calendar of the next/previous month.
To select the month you want to display, select
/
with the control wheel, then the
desired month.
To view images in selected date in index mode, select the date with the control wheel and
press
.
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.
To cancel the calendar display and return to an index screen, select
.
wheel, then press
using the control
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Top page > Viewing > Deleting images > Delete button
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Delete button
Before Use
Shooting
Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion.
You can also delete images from the MENU button. [Details]
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
1. Press the
Using MENU items (Shooting)
2.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
/
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Delete) button
All Images on
This Date
All in This
Folder
All AVCHD
files
Printing
desired mode
on the control wheel
Deletes all images in the selected date range or folder, or all AVCHD movies
at once.
after step 2.
Press [OK]
Allows you to select and delete multiple images.
Do as the following after step 2.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Multiple
Images
Contents list
Select an image then press
A
mark is attached to the selected image.
Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be deleted.
Select an image with a
MENU
[OK]
This Image
.
mark again to release the
mark.
Deletes the currently displayed image.
All Imgs in This Deletes all images in the selected burst group at once.
Burst Group
Press [OK]
after step 2.
All but This
Image
Deletes all images in a burst group except the selected image in Display Burst
Group mode.
after step 2.
Press [OK]
Cancel
Cancels the deletion.
You can switch between index and single-image mode when selecting images
Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to the T side ( ) in index mode to return to single-image mode, and
turn the lever to the W side (
) in single-image mode to return to index mode.
You can also switch between index and single-image mode in [Protect], [Send by
TransferJet] or [Print (DPOF)].
Note
When the internal memory is used to record images, [View Mode] is set to [Folder View].
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Related Topic
Delete
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Top page > Viewing > Viewing burst images > Viewing burst images
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Viewing burst images
Before Use
Shooting
Tilt playback
Viewing
Unfold
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
You can select the playback method for continuous (burst) shots when [View Mode] is set to
[Date View] and [Display Burst Group] is set to [Display Main Image Only].
[View Mode] is set to [Date View] and [Display Burst Group] is set to [Display Main Image Only]
in its default setting.
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. Select the burst images using the control wheel then operate as following.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Control
wheel
Action
Tilt playback
You can view the burst images as a movie by tilting the camera to the right or
left.
/
Next image
/
Previous image
Unfold
You can view the burst images in index.
Tilt playback
The burst shots are played back smoothly as a movie.
1. Press
on the control wheel to enter the Tilt playback screen.
2. Tilt the camera to the right or left, with the center of the camera as the axis.
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3. To exit Tilt playback, execute any operation, such as pressing
on the control wheel.
Unfold
The thumbnails of a series of burst shots are displayed on the bottom of the LCD screen. A
selected image is enlarged.
1. Press
on the control wheel to unfold the burst shots.
A series of burst shots are displayed in an index.
When images are displayed in an index,
2. Press
/
is displayed on the main image.
to display each image in a burst group.
3. Switch the display between single-image display and index display by pressing
4. To cancel the display, press
.
.
Related Topic
View Mode
Display Burst Group
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Top page > Viewing > Viewing movies > Viewing movies
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Viewing movies
Before Use
Shooting
Displaying the control panel
Viewing
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
Using 3D Functions
2. Select a movie with the control wheel.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
3. Press
Using MENU items (Viewing)
.
Movie playback starts.
Changing settings
On the movie viewing screen
Viewing images on a TV
The Playback bar appears, you can check a playback position of a movie.
Select the image you want to display using
/
on the control wheel, and press
.
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
,
,
,
,
or
appears on the movie viewing screen.
The icon displayed may vary depending on image size and quality.
Control wheel Action during playback
Stop
Fast forward
Fast rewind
Frame advance
Displays the control panel
To display only movies on the index screen
You can view only movie thumbnails on the index screen by pressing MENU
(View
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Mode)
(Folder view (MP4)) or
(AVCHD view).
(Folder view (MP4)): Displays MP4-format movie thumbnails on the index screen.
(AVCHD view): Displays AVCHD-format movie thumbnails on the index screen.
When a movie file is played back to the end, the camera automatically starts playing back
the next movie file.
Note
You may not be able to play back some images shot using other cameras.
Displaying the control panel
Display the control panel, you can control slow movie playback and adjust the volume.
1. Press
on the control wheel.
The control panel appears.
2. Select a desired button with
/
, and press
.
Control panel Action
Playback
Pause
Fast forward
Fast rewind
Slow playback
Slow rewind playback
Chapter advance
Chapter rewind
Frame advance
Frame rewind
Volume settings
Closes the control panel
Note
The buttons on the control panel will vary depending on the playback status.
Related Topic
View Mode
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Top page > Viewing > Viewing panorama images > Scrolling the panorama images for display
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Scrolling the panorama images for display
Before Use
Shooting
You can scroll panorama images by pressing
Viewing
on the control wheel while panorama images
are being displayed. Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to the W side to display the whole image again.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
A: Shows the displayed area of the whole panorama image
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Control wheel Action
Starts scrolling playback/pauses scrolling playback
Scrolls images
Panorama images can also be played back using the supplied software “PMB”. [Details]
Panorama images recorded using another camera may not scroll correctly when played.
Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to the W side to display the whole image again.
Note
A panoramic image recorded in [High Resolution] size requires a longer time to scroll than a
normal size panoramic image.
Related Topic
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
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Top page > Using 3D Functions > 3D Functions > 3D Functions
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3D Functions
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
The camera is compatible with 3D functions. The following three modes are installed on this
camera:
Images recorded using the 3D functions can be played back stereoscopically on a 3D TV.
The basic differences among the three 3D modes are described here. For details on each
modes, click [Details] below.
3D Still Image [Details]
3D Sweep Panorama [Details]
Sweep Multi Angle [Details]
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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* The image on the TV screen is only for reference.
Aspect ratio
Shooting
mode
Playback method on
this camera
Playback
method on a
3D TV
4:3 or 16:9 (Same
aspect ratio as a
standard still image.)
Still image
Same as a standard still
image.
Stereoscopically
3D Sweep
Panorama
Panorama
Panorama
Same as a standard still
image.
Stereoscopically
Sweep
Multi
Angle
Tilt the camera to the
Panorama right or left to view a
stereoscopic image.
3D Still
Image
Panorama
Stereoscopically
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Top page > Using 3D Functions > 3D Functions > File name of the 3D image
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File name of the 3D image
Before Use
Shooting
A 3D image consists of both JPEG and MPO files.
If you import images shot using 3D functions into a computer, the image data is stored on the
computer as follows.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
File name
on the
computer
Usage
For playing back the 3D images on a 3D TV
Using with your computer
DSC0
.JPG
DSC0
.MPO
Printing
DSC0
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
3D Still
Image
3D Sweep .JPG
Panorama DSC0
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For playing back the 3D images on a 3D TV
.MPO
DSC0
.JPG
DSC0
Sweep
Multi
Angle
For playing back the 3D images on a 3D TV
.MPO
DSC0
.JPG
DSC0
Shoots an image that can be played back as a stereoscopic image
by tilting the camera to the right or left, and an image that can be
played back on a 3D TV.
.MPO
If you shoot 3D images in [Sweep Multi Angle] mode, JPEG files and MPO files are stored on
the computer for playing back on the camera and a 3D TV, respectively.
If you delete either the JPEG file or the MPO file comprising a 3D image, that 3D image may
not be played back successfully.
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Top page > Using 3D Functions > Shooting 3D images > 3D Still Image
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3D Still Image
Before Use
Shooting
The camera shoots an image that can be played back as 3D on a 3D TV.
Viewing
1. Set the mode switch to
(Still Image).
Using 3D Functions
2. Turn the control wheel to select
Using MENU items (Shooting)
3. Shoot with the shutter button.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
(3D Still Image). [Details]
Tips for shooting 3D images
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Shoot from a location near the subject, with the subject and background far apart, as shown in
the illustration.
The 3D effect may not work effectively when the scene is too dark, the subject is moving or you
moved the camera after setting the AE/AF lock.
If you shoot the image in a dark place, noise may be highly visible.
Note
The available image size is [16M] or [16:9(12M)].
Related Topic
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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3D Sweep Panorama
Before Use
Shooting
Multiple images are shot while the camera is moving, and these images are compiled into a 3D
image. The recorded image can be played back on a 3D TV.
Viewing
1. Set the mode switch to
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
(Sweep Panorama).
2. Turn the control wheel to select
(3D Sweep Panorama). [Details]
3. Select a shooting direction with the control wheel.
4. Align the camera with the end of the subject to be shot and press the shutter button.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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A black, translucent portion (A) may not be recorded.
5. Pan the camera to the end of the guide (B), following the indication on the LCD screen.
Tips for shooting in 3D Sweep Panorama mode
To take 3D images correctly, sweep the camera slowly. (Aim for a 5-second semicircle.)
If you are sweeping too quickly or too slowly, a message will be displayed on the LCD screen.
We recommend that you practice it several times before shooting.
Subjects at rest are best suited for 3D shots.
Determine the scene and press the shutter button halfway, so that you can lock the focus,
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exposure and white balance. Then, press the shutter button fully down and pan the camera.
Notes
3D shooting is not suitable for the following situations:
When there is a large subject
Moving subjects
When the main subject is too close to the camera
Images with little contrast, such as the sky, a sandy beach, or lawn
3D images consist of a JPEG file and an MPO file. If either file is deleted on your PC, the
camera may not operate correctly.
If you cannot pan the camera across the entire subject within the given time, a gray area
occurs in the composite image. If this happens, move the camera faster to record a full 3D
image.
Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part will not be recorded smoothly.
Under low light conditions, the images may be blurred. It is recommended that you shoot
images in bright outside light.
Under lights that flicker, such as fluorescent lights, the 3D shot may not be successful.
If the entire angle of view of the 3D shot and the angle of view when the AE/AF was locked
are extremely different in brightness, color or focus, the shot will not be successful. If this
happens, change the location of the AE/AF lock and try again.
3D shooting may be canceled in the following situations:
You pan the camera too quickly or too slowly.
There is too much camera shake.
Related Topic
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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Top page > Using 3D Functions > Shooting 3D images > Sweep Multi Angle
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Sweep Multi Angle
Before Use
Shooting
As you sweep the camera, the camera shoots multiple images, then compiles them into one
stereoscopic image.
It shoots an image that can be played back as a stereoscopic image by tilting the camera to the
right or left, and an image that can be played back on a 3D TV.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Set the mode switch to
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2. Turn the control wheel to select
(Sweep Panorama).
(Sweep Multi Angle). [Details]
3. Align the camera with the end of the subject to be shot and press the shutter button.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
A black, translucent portion (A) may not be recorded.
4. Pan the camera to the end of the guide (B), following the indication on the LCD screen.
Shootable range in Sweep Multi Angle mode
Sweep the camera approximately 45 degrees to the left and right of the subject you want to
focus on.
Refer also to the tips for 3D Sweep Panorama. [Details]
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Notes
In [Sweep Multi Angle] mode, you can select only the [16:9(2M)] panorama image size.
Refer also to “Notes” for the 3D Sweep Panorama. [Details]
Related Topic
Viewing images shot in Sweep Multi Angle mode stereoscopically
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Top page > Using 3D Functions > Viewing 3D images > Viewing images shot in Sweep Multi
Angle mode stereoscopically
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Before Use
Viewing images shot in Sweep Multi Angle mode stereoscopically
Shooting
Viewing
You can view the stereoscopic images shot in [Sweep Multi Angle] mode by tilting the camera to
the right or left.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Press the
2. Select an image shot in
wheel.
3. Press
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Sweep Multi Angle) mode to be played back using the control
.
4. Tilt the camera to the right or left.
5. Press
again to end playback.
Using with your computer
Tips for playing back stereoscopically
Printing
To view images shot in Sweep Multi Angle mode stereoscopically, tilt the camera to the right or
left as illustrated, keeping the camera horizontal.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Note
3D images shot in [3D Still Image], [3D Sweep Panorama] mode cannot be played back in
3D on the camera.
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Top page > Using 3D Functions > Viewing 3D images > Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
Before Use
Shooting
You can view 3D images recorded on the camera in 3D format by connecting the camera to a
3D TV using an HDMI Cable (sold separately).
Refer also to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
1. Turn off both the camera and the TV.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
2. Connect the camera to the TV using an HDMI Cable (sold separately).
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
A: HDMI jack
B: HDMI Cable
3. Turn on the TV and set the input.
4. Press the
5. MENU
(Playback) button to turn on the camera.
(3D Viewing)
on the control wheel
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV.
6. Select images and set the desired mode using the control wheel.
Control
wheel
Action
Plays back scrolling images shot in 3D Sweep Panorama mode.
/
to move the direction of scrolling.
Press
When playing back a 3D image shot in [16:9] image size, scrolling playback is
not available.
Continuously plays back only 3D images.
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/
Previous image
/
Next image
Ends 3D playback.
You can change the zoom scale using the W/T (zoom) lever.
Notes
When you select
(3D Viewing) mode, only 3D images are displayed.
If you play back an image shot in [3D Sweep Panorama] mode with the shooting direction
set to up or down, the image is played back horizontally on the TV.
The beep sound is fixed to [Shutter].
Do not connect the camera and equipment to be connected using output terminals. When
the camera and TV are connected using output terminals, no video and sound are
produced. Such a connection can also cause trouble of the camera and/or connected
equipment.
This function may not work properly with some TVs. For example, you may not be able to
view a video on your TV, output in 3D mode or hear sound from the TV.
Use an HDMI Cable with the HDMI logo.
When connecting the camera to a TV, use an HDMI Cable that can be connected to the
mini jack on the camera end and to the TV jack.
Recording may automatically stop to protect the camera after a period of time when you
shoot movies in the condition where the camera and TV are connected by an HDMI Cable
(sold separately).
Related Topic
3D Viewing
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Using MENU items
(Shooting)
Operation Search
Before Use
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Shooting
Viewing
You can select the various shooting functions easily from the MENU button.
1. Press the ON/OFF (Power) button and set the camera to shooting mode.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
2. Press the MENU button to display the Menu screen.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
3. Select the desired menu item with
/
on the control wheel.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
4. Select the desired item with
/
on the control wheel or by turning the control wheel.
5. Press the MENU button to close the Menu screen.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > REC Mode
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REC Mode
Before Use
Shooting
You can select the still image shooting mode when the mode switch is set to
Viewing
(REC Mode)
1. MENU
(Still Image).
desired mode
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
(Intelligent Allows you to shoot with the setting adjusted automatically. [Details]
Auto)
Auto)
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
(Superior Allows you to shoot still images in higher quality than with Intelligent Auto
mode.
(Program
Auto)
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the
shutter speed and the aperture value). [Details]
Also you can select various settings using the menu.
(3D Still
Image)
Allows you to shoot images that can be played back stereoscopically on
a 3D TV. [Details]
(Scene
Selection)
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene. [Details]
(Background
Defocus)
Allows you to shoot an image with background defocus and define the
subject.
Related Topic
Using the control wheel
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Movie shooting scene
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Movie shooting scene
Before Use
Shooting
You can select the movie shooting mode when the mode switch is set to
Viewing
1. MENU
(Movie shooting scene)
(Movie).
desired mode
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
(Intelligent
Auto)
Allows you to shoot movies with the settings adjusted automatically.
[Details]
(Scene
Selection)
Allows you to shoot movies with preset settings according to the
scene. [Details]
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
On Scene Recognition
Printing
Scene Recognition operates in Intelligent Auto mode. This function lets the camera automatically
recognize the shooting conditions and shoot the image.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
In Scene Recognition, the position of an icon displayed on the LCD screen is different depending
on the circumstances. It depends on whether the camera recognizes a scene or condition.
If the camera recognizes a scene, icons and guides such as
(Portrait),
(Infant),
(Twilight Portrait),
(Twilight ),
(Backlight Portrait),
(Backlight),
(Landscape),
(Macro),
(Spotlight) or
(Low Light) are displayed on the first line. If the camera recognizes a
(Move) are displayed on the second line. The camera
condition, icons such as (Tripod) or
may recognize both the scene and condition, or just one.
For details, see “Scene Recognition.” [Details]
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Panorama Shooting
Scene
Operation Search
Before Use
Panorama Shooting Scene
Shooting
Viewing
Select a panorama shooting mode when the mode switch is set to
1. MENU
Using 3D Functions
(Panorama Shooting Scene)
(Sweep Panorama).
desired mode
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
(iSweep
Panorama)
Shoots a regular panorama image. [Details]
(3D Sweep
Panorama)
Shoots a panorama image that can be played back stereoscopically
on a 3D TV. [Details]
(Sweep Multi
Angle)
Shoots a panorama image that can be played back stereoscopically
on the camera. [Details]
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Scene Selection
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Scene Selection
Before Use
Shooting
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
Viewing
1. When the mode switch is set to
MENU
(REC Mode)
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
(Still Image):
(Scene Selection)
desired mode
on
the control wheel
When the mode switch is set to
MENU
(Movie):
(Movie shooting scene)
(Scene Selection)
desired mode
on the control wheel
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Scene Selection modes with an * mark are not available for
shooting scene].
(Scene Selection) in [Movie
Using with your computer
Printing
Allows you to shoot faces for smoothness.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
(Soft
Skin)*
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Allows you to shoot images with a softer atmosphere for portraits and flowers,
etc.
(Soft
Snap)
Allows you to shoot indoor shots without using the flash to reduce subject blur.
(Anti
Motion
Blur)*
Allows easy shooting of distant scenes by focusing in the distance. Shoots the
clear sky and trees and flowers in vivid colors.
(Landscape)
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Allows you to shoot three images having different exposures to create a single
image with a greater range of gradation. The camera combines the dark parts of
an image taken with a bright exposure setting and the bright parts of an image
taken with a dark exposure setting.
(Backlight
Correction
HDR)*
Allows you to shoot sharp images of people with the night view in the
background without compromising the atmosphere.
(Twilight
Portrait)*
Allows you to shoot night scenes at far distance without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
(Twilight )
Allows you to shoot night scenes with less noise without using a tripod.
(Handheld
Twilight)*
For still images, allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light
conditions, reducing blur. For movies, allows you to record low light scenes with
more brightness.
(High
Sensitivity)
Allows you to shoot food arrangements in delicious and bright colors using
Macro mode.
(Gourmet)*
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Allows you to shoot images of your pet with the best settings.
(Pet)*
Allows you to shoot images with the proper settings for seaside or lakeside
scenes.
(Beach)
Allows you to record clear images preventing sunken colors in snowy scenes or
other places where the whole screen appears white.
(Snow)
Allows you to record fireworks in all their splendor.
(Fireworks)
Notes
When you shoot images using
(Twilight Portrait),
(Twilight ) or
(Fireworks) mode,
the shutter speed is slower and the images tend to blur. To prevent blurring, the use of a
tripod is recommended.
You may not be able to set some functions or MENU items depending on the selected REC
mode. For details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes” [Details] and “MENU
items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Easy Mode
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Easy Mode
Before Use
Shooting
On Scene Recognition
Viewing
Shooting functions available in Easy Mode (Shooting)
Allows you to shoot still images using the minimum necessary functions.
The text size increases and indicators become easier to see.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2. [OK]
Changing settings
3. Shoot with the shutter button.
To end Easy Mode, MENU
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
(Easy Mode)
on the control wheel
[Exit Easy Mode]
Note
The battery power may decrease faster because the screen brightness increases
automatically.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
On Scene Recognition
Scene Recognition operates in Easy Mode. This function lets the camera automatically recognize
the shooting conditions and shoot the image.
In Scene Recognition, the position of an icon displayed on the LCD screen is different depending
on the circumstances. It depends on whether the camera recognizes a scene or condition.
If the camera recognizes a scene, icons such as
(Twilight ),
or
(Backlight Portrait),
(Backlight),
(Portrait),
(Infant),
(Landscape),
(Twilight Portrait),
(Macro),
(Spotlight)
(Low Light) are displayed on the first line. If the camera recognizes a condition, icons such
(Move) are displayed on the second line. The camera may recognize both
as (Tripod) or
the scene and condition, or just one.
For details, see “Scene Recognition.” [Details]
Shooting functions available in Easy Mode (Shooting)
MOVIE (Movie)
button
Allows you to record movies with their audio.
MENU
[Still Image Size]
on the control wheel
desired
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Still Image Size
mode
Select between [Large] or [Small] size.
Self-Timer
on the control wheel
desired mode
Select between [On] or [Off] mode.
Flash
on the control wheel
desired mode
Select between [Auto] or [Off] mode.
Related Topic
Scene Recognition
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Defocus Effect
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Defocus Effect
Before Use
Shooting
Sets the level of background defocus effect when shooting in Background Defocus mode.
Viewing
1. MENU
(Defocus Effect)
desired mode
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
(Low) Adds a slight Background Defocus effect.
(Mid) Adds an average Background Defocus effect.
(High) Adds a strong Background Defocus effect.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Related Topic
Printing
Background Defocus
Troubleshooting
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Still Image
Size/Panorama Image Size
Operation Search
Before Use
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
Shooting
Image size when shooting still images
Viewing
3D Still Image Size
Using 3D Functions
Image size in Easy Mode
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Image size when shooting Sweep Panorama
The image size determines the size of the image file that is recorded when you take an image.
The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed on largeformat paper. The smaller the image size, the more images can be recorded.
On “image quality” and “image size”
A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels. If it contains a large
number of pixels (A), the image becomes large, it takes up more memory, and the image is
displayed in fine detail. “Image size” is shown by the number of pixels. Although you cannot see
the differences on the screen of the camera, the fine detail and data processing time differ
when the image is printed or displayed on a computer screen.
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Image size: 16M
4608 pixels × 3456 pixels = 15,925,248 pixels
Image size: VGA
640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307,200 pixels
Many pixels (Fine image quality and large file size)
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Few pixels (Rough image quality but small file size)
Image size when shooting still images
1. MENU
(Still Image Size)
Image size
(4608×3456)
(3648×2736)
(2592×1944)
desired size
Usage guidelines
For prints up to A3+ size
No. of
images
Printing
Less
Fine
More
Rough
Less
Fine
More
Rough
For prints up to A3 size
For prints from 10×15 cm up to A4 size
(640×480) For e-mail attachments
(4608×2592)
(1920×1080)
For viewing on a high-definition TV and printing
up to A3 size
For viewing on a high-definition TV
3D Still Image Size
1. MENU
(Still Image Size)
(4608×3456)
desired size
For prints up to A3+ size
(4608×2592) For viewing on a high-definition TV and printing up to A3 size
Note
When you print still images recorded at a 16:9 aspect ratio or panorama images, both edges
may be cut off.
Image size in Easy Mode
1. MENU
[Still Image Size]
desired size
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Large Shoots images in [16M] size.
Small Shoots images in [5M] size.
Image size when shooting Sweep Panorama
1. MENU
(Panorama Image Size)
desired size
(16:9)
(Horizontal: 1920 × 1080)
[16:9] is available only for 3D shooting.
(Standard)
(Horizontal: 4912 × 1080)
(Vertical: 3424 × 1920)
Shoots images using standard size.
(Wide)
(Horizontal: 7152 × 1080)
(Vertical: 4912 × 1920)
Shoots images using wide size.
(High Resolution)
Shoots high-resolution panorama in 43 megapixel size.
(Horizontal: 10480 × 4096)
Note
If you cannot print panoramic images recorded in [High Resolution] size due to the large
size, use the resize function in the supplied software “PMB”. “PMB” allows you to resize
panoramic images recorded in [High Resolution] to 50%, etc.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Movie Quality/Movie Size
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Movie Quality/Movie Size
Before Use
Shooting
The larger the size of the movie image, the higher the image quality. The higher the amount of
data used per second (average bit-rate), the higher the image quality.
Select a movie recording format by pressing MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
[Movie format] in shooting mode. [Details]
Settings)
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
If [Movie format] is [AVCHD], select the movie size from [Movie Quality], and if [Movie format] is
[MP4], select from [Movie Size].
Movie quality (recording format: AVCHD)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
1. MENU
[Movie Quality]
Movie quality
Average bitrate
Description
AVC HD 24M
(FX)
24 Mbps
Shoots at the highest picture quality of 1920×1080
(50i/60i) size
AVC HD 17M
(FH)
17 Mbps
Shoots at a high picture quality of 1920×1080
(50i/60i) size
AVC HD 9M
(HQ)
9 Mbps
Shoots at a standard picture quality of 1440×1080
(50i/60i) size
Precautions/About this camera
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desired mode
Movies shot with this camera are recorded in AVCHD format, at approximately 60 fields/sec (for
1080 60i-compatible devices) or 50 fields/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in interlaced
mode, with Dolby Digital audio, AVCHD format.
Movie image size (recording format: MP4)
1. MENU
[Movie Size]
desired size
Movies shot with this camera are recorded in MPEG-4 format, at approximately 30 frames/sec
(for 1080 60i-compatible devices) or approximately 25 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible
devices), in progressive mode, with AAC audio, mp4 format.
Movie image size Average bit-rate Description
MP4 12M
12 Mbps
Shoots at 1440×1080 size
MP4 6M
6 Mbps
Shoots at 1280×720 size
MP4 3M
3 Mbps
Shoots at VGA size
Notes
A telephoto image is produced when [MP4 3M] image size is selected.
AVCHD discs cannot be created from movies recorded in [AVC HD 24M (FX)] quality. Save
[AVC HD 24M (FX)] quality movies to Blu-ray discs.
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EV
Before Use
Shooting
You can adjust the exposure manually in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV.
Viewing
1. MENU
(EV )
desired EV setting
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Adjusting the exposure for better looking images
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
A: Overexposure (too much light)
Printing
B: Correct exposure
Troubleshooting
C: Underexposure (too little light)
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Notes
If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, the
exposure adjustment may not be effective.
You may not be able to set some MENU items depending on the selected REC mode. For
details, see “MENU items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > ISO
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ISO
Before Use
Shooting
Adjusts the luminous sensitivity when the camera is set to Program Auto.
Viewing
(ISO)
1. MENU
desired mode
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
(Auto)
/
/
/
/
/
Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
You can reduce image blurring in dark locations or with moving subjects by
increasing the ISO sensitivity (select a larger number).
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Adjusting ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO sensitivity is a speed rating for recording media that incorporates an image sensor that
receives light. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on the ISO
sensitivity.
High ISO sensitivity
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Records a bright image even in dark locations while increasing shutter speed to reduce blur.
However, the image tends to become noisy.
Low ISO sensitivity
Records a smoother image.
However, when the exposure is insufficient, the image may become darker.
Hints for preventing blur
Even though the camera is steady, the subject moves during the exposure and is captured
blurred when the shutter button is pressed. Camera shake is reduced automatically, however,
the function does not effectively reduce subject blur.
Subject blur occurs frequently under low-light or slow shutter speed conditions.
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In such case, shoot with the below tips in mind.
Select a higher ISO sensitivity so that the shutter speed is faster.
Select
(High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection.
Note
You may not be able to set some MENU items depending on the selected REC mode. For
details, see “MENU items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > White Balance
Operation Search
White Balance
Before Use
Shooting
To capture the basic white color in [One Push Set] mode
Viewing
Adjusts color tones according to the surrounding light conditions. Use this function if image color
appears unnatural.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
1. MENU
(Auto)
(Daylight)
(Cloudy)
(White Balance)
desired mode
Adjusts the white balance automatically so that the colors appear natural.
Adjusts for outdoors conditions on a fine day, evening views, night
scenes, neon signs, fireworks, etc.
Adjusts for a cloudy sky or a shady location.
(Fluorescent
White Balance
1)
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[Fluorescent White Balance 1]: Adjusts for white fluorescent lighting.
[Fluorescent White Balance 2]: Adjusts for natural white fluorescent
(Fluorescent
White Balance lighting.
[Fluorescent White Balance 3]: Adjusts for day white fluorescent lighting.
2)
(Fluorescent
White Balance
3)
Adjusts for places under incandescent lamp, or under bright lighting, such
(Incandescent) as in a photo studio.
(Flash)
Adjusts for the flash conditions.
(One
Push)
Adjusts the white balance depending on the light source. The white color
memorized in [One Push Set] mode becomes the basic white color. Use
this mode when [Auto] and other settings don’t provide accurate colors.
(One
Push Set)
Memorizes the basic white color which will be used in [One Push] mode.
[Details]
Effects of lighting conditions
The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions.
The color tones are adjusted automatically, but you can adjust color tones manually using
the White Balance function.
Daylight (White as Standard)
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Cloudy (Bluish)
Fluorescent (Green-tinged)
Incandescent (Reddish)
Notes
Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even
though you select [Fluorescent White Balance 1], [Fluorescent White Balance 2] or
[Fluorescent White Balance 3].
When shooting with a flash in other than [Flash] mode, [White Balance] is set to [Auto].
When [Flash] is [On] or [Slow Synchro], the white balance can only be adjusted to [Auto],
[Flash], [One Push] or [One Push Set].
[One Push Set] cannot be selected while charging the flash.
You may not be able to set some MENU items depending on the selected REC mode. For
details, see “MENU items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
To capture the basic white color in [One Push Set] mode
1. Frame a white object such as a piece of paper filling the screen under the same lighting
conditions as you will shoot the subject.
2. MENU
(White Balance)
[One Push Set]
on the control wheel
The screen momentarily turns black, and when the white balance has been adjusted and
stored in the memory, the recording screen is displayed again.
Notes
If the
indicator flashes while shooting, the white balance is either not set or cannot be
set. Use automatic white balance.
Do not shake or strike the camera while [One Push Set] is in progress.
When flash mode is set to [On] or [Slow Synchro], the white balance is adjusted to the
condition with the flash emitting.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Focus
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Focus
Before Use
Shooting
Focusing on subjects near the edge of the screen
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode.
AF stands for “Auto Focus,” a function that adjusts the focus automatically.
The selected AF range finder frame appears on the screen.
1. MENU
Changing settings
desired mode
Focuses on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame automatically.
When you press the shutter button halfway down in still image shooting mode, a
green frame is displayed around the area that is in focus.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
(Focus)
(Multi
AF)
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When the Face Detection function is active, AF operates with priority on faces.
Focuses on a subject in the center of the finder frame automatically. Using the
AF lock function together, you can compose the image the way you want.
(Center
AF)
Focuses on an extremely small subject or a narrow area automatically. Using the
AF lock function together, you can compose the image the way you want.
(Spot
AF)
Hold the camera steady so as not to misalign the subject and the AF range
finder frame.
Notes
When you use [Digital Zoom] or [AF Illuminator], the AF range finder frame is disabled and
appears in a dotted line. In this case, the camera works to focus on the subjects at the
center of the screen.
When the focus mode is set to other than [Multi AF], you cannot use the Face Detection
function.
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If Tracking focus is activated, the camera focuses with priority on the subject to be tracked.
You may not be able to set some MENU items depending on the selected REC mode. For
details, see “MENU items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
Focusing on subjects near the edge of the screen
If the subject is out of focus, do as follows:
1. Recompose the shot so that the subject is centered in the AF range finder (A), and press the
shutter button halfway to focus on the subject (AF lock).
2. When the AE/AF lock indicator (B) stops flashing and remains on, return to the fully
composed shot, and press the shutter button fully down.
As long as you do not press the shutter button fully down, you can retry the procedure as
many times as necessary.
Related Topic
Tracking focus
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Metering Mode
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Metering Mode
Before Use
Shooting
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the
exposure.
Viewing
1. MENU
Using 3D Functions
(Metering Mode)
desired mode
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
(Multi)
Divides into multiple regions and measures each region. The camera
determines a well-balanced exposure (Multi-pattern metering).
Measures the center of the image, and determines the exposure based on the
(Center) brightness of the subject there (Center-weighted metering).
Align the spot metering cross hairs (A) on the subject to meter one part of the
subject (Spot metering). This function is useful when the subject is backlit or
when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background.
Using with your computer
Printing
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Precautions/About this camera
(Spot)
Contents list
Notes
In movie mode, [Spot] cannot be selected.
If you set [Metering Mode] to other than [Multi], the Face Detection function cannot be used.
You may not be able to set some MENU items depending on the selected REC mode. For
details, see “MENU items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Burst Shooting Interval
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Burst Shooting Interval
Before Use
Shooting
Selects the number of images taken per second for Burst shooting.
Viewing
(Burst Shooting Interval)
1. MENU
desired mode
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
(High) Shoots up to 10 images per second in succession.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
(Low)
Shoots up to 2 images per second in succession.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Notes
In slow shutter speed conditions, the burst of shots per second may be decreased.
Printing
Related Topic
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Burst Settings
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Scene Recognition
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Scene Recognition
Before Use
Shooting
Advanced mode
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
The camera automatically detects shooting conditions, and then takes the shot. When a motion
is detected, the ISO sensitivity is increased according to the movement to reduce subject blur.
When the camera is set to Intelligent Auto mode, you can select [Advanced] mode, in which the
camera automatically shoots two images.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
In Scene Recognition, the position of an icon displayed on the LCD screen is different depending
on the circumstances. It depends on whether the camera recognizes a scene or condition. If the
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camera recognizes a scene, icons and guides such as
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Portrait),
(Twilight ),
(Spotlight) or
(Backlight Portrait),
(Portrait),
(Backlight),
(Infant),
(Landscape),
(Twilight
(Macro),
(Low Light) are displayed on the first line. If the camera recognizes a condition,
(Move) are displayed on the second line. The camera may
icons such as (Tripod) or
recognize both the scene and condition, or just one.
1. MENU
(Scene Recognition)
desired mode
When the camera recognizes the scene, it switches to the optimal settings
(Auto) and shoots the image.
When the camera recognizes the scene, it switches to the optimal settings.
When the camera recognizes
(Twilight ),
(Twilight Portrait),
(Backlight) or
(Backlight Portrait), it automatically changes the setting and
shoots another image.
(Advanced)
icon
When you shoot two images consecutively, the + mark on the
will turn green.
When two frames are shot, the two images are displayed side by side
immediately after shooting.
When [Anti Blink] is displayed, 2 images are taken automatically and the
image with the eyes open is selected automatically. [Details]
Notes
Scene Recognition function does not operate when you shoot images using digital zoom.
The available flash settings are [Auto] and [Off].
These scenes may not be recognized depending on the situation.
In Tracking focus mode,
(Portrait),
(Twilight Portrait) or
(Backlight Portrait) are not
recognized.
If the environment causes vibrations to be transferred to the camera when
(Twilight ) condition are recognized at the same time,
recognized.
(Tripod) and
(Tripod) conditions may not be
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Sometimes a slow shutter results when (Tripod) and
(Twilight ) condition are
recognized at the same time. Keep the camera still during shooting.
You may not be able to set some MENU items depending on the selected REC mode. For
details, see “MENU items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
Advanced mode
In [Advanced] mode, the camera shoots two images consecutively with the different settings as
follows when it recognizes
(Twilight ),
(Twilight Portrait),
(Backlight) or
(Backlight
(Twilight ) and (Tripod) conditions are
Portrait) scenes, which tend to blur or when
recognized at the same time. You can select the desired image from the two images shot.
First Image*
Second Image
Shoots in Slow Synchro
Shoots with sensitivity increased and shake
reduced
Shoots in Slow Synchro with the face
which the flash strobes on as guide
Shoots with sensitivity increased with the face
as guide and shake reduced
Shoots in Slow Synchro
Shoots with a slower shutter speed without
increasing sensitivity
Shoots with the flash
Shoots with the brightness and contrast of the
background adjusted
Shoots with the face which the flash
strobes on as guide
Shoots with the brightness and contrast of the
face and the background adjusted
* When [Flash] is set to [Auto].
What is the Anti Blink function?
When set to [Advanced], the camera automatically shoots two images consecutively* when it
recognizes
(Portrait) or
(Infant). The camera will select, display, and record the image
which the eyes are not blinked automatically. If the eyes are closed in both images, the
message “Blinked eye detected” is displayed.
* except when the flash strobes/when the shutter speed is slow.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Soft Skin Effect
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Soft Skin Effect
Before Use
Shooting
When the Face Detection function is activated, sets whether to use the Soft Skin effect, and the
effect level.
Viewing
1. MENU
Using 3D Functions
(Soft Skin Effect)
desired mode
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
(Off)
Does not use the Soft Skin Effect.
(Low) Adds light Soft Skin Effect.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
(Mid) Adds moderate Soft Skin Effect.
(High) Adds strong Soft Skin Effect.
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Notes
The [Soft Skin Effect] may not be visible depending on the subject.
You may not be able to set some MENU items depending on the selected REC mode. For
details, see “MENU items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Smile Shutter
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Smile Shutter
Before Use
Shooting
When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
1. MENU
Printing
2. Wait for a smile to be detected.
When a smile is detected and the smile level exceeds the
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(Smile Shutter)
[On]
point on the indicator, the
camera records images automatically.
If you press the shutter button during Smile Shutter, the camera shoots the image, and
then returns to Smile Shutter mode.
On Uses the [Smile Shutter] function.
Off Does not use the [Smile Shutter] function.
Tips for better capturing of smiles
Do not cover the eyes with the bangs. Do not obscure the face by hat, masks,
sunglasses, etc.
Try to orient the face in front of the camera and be as level as possible. Keep the
eyes narrowed.
Give a clear smile with an open mouth. The smile is easier to detect when the teeth
are shown.
The shutter operates when any person whose face is being detected smiles.
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You can select or register the priority subject for face detection with [Face Detection]. When
the selected face is registered in the camera memory, Smile Detection is performed only for
that face. [Details]
If a smile is not detected, select MENU
[Smile Detection Sensitivity], then set the value
to [Slight Smile].
Notes
Shooting using the Smile Shutter ends automatically when either the memory card or
internal memory becomes full.
Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.
You cannot use the digital zoom function.
You may not be able to set some functions or MENU items depending on the selected REC
mode. For details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes” [Details] and “MENU
items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
Related Topic
Smile Detection Sensitivity
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Smile Detection
Sensitivity
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Before Use
Smile Detection Sensitivity
Shooting
Viewing
Sets the sensitivity of the Smile Shutter function for detecting smiles.
1. MENU
Using 3D Functions
(Smile Detection Sensitivity)
desired mode
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
(Big Smile)
Detects a big smile.
(Normal Smile) Detects a normal smile.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
(Slight Smile)
Detects even a slight smile.
Using with your computer
Printing
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Notes
Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.
You may not be able to set some MENU items depending on the selected REC mode. For
details, see “MENU items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
Related Topic
Smile Shutter
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Face Detection
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Face Detection
Before Use
Shooting
When the Face Detection function is used, the camera detects the faces of your subjects and
adjusts the focus, flash, exposure, white balance and red-eye reduction settings automatically.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
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Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
When the camera detects more than one subject, the camera will judge which is the main subject
and set focus by priority. The frame for which the focus is set will turn green by pressing the
shutter button halfway down.
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Precautions/About this camera
1. MENU
(Face Detection)
desired mode
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(Off)
(Auto)
Cannot use Face Detection.
Selects the face the camera is to automatically focus on.
(Child Priority) Detects and shoots with priority on child’s face.
(Adult Priority) Detects and shoots with priority on adult’s face.
Notes
[Off] is not available when [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait
Two People].
You can select [Face Detection] only when the focus mode is set to [Multi AF] and the
metering mode is set to [Multi].
The Face Detection function does not work when using the digital zoom.
Up to 8 faces of your subjects can be detected.
Adults and children may not be recognized correctly depending on the conditions.
During Smile Shutter shooting, [Face Detection] is automatically set to [Auto] even if it is set
to [Off].
You may not be able to set some MENU items depending on the selected REC mode. For
details, see “MENU items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]
Related Topic
Tracking focus
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > Anti Blink
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Anti Blink
Before Use
Shooting
When Scene Selection is set to
(Soft Skin) or
(Soft Snap) and the subject blinks while you
are shooting an image, the camera automatically shoots two images consecutively. The camera
will select, display and record the image which the eyes are not blinked automatically.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
1. MENU
(Anti Blink)
desired mode
When Face Detection is active, the Anti Blink function operates so that images
(Auto) with the subject’s eyes open are recorded.
(Off)
Does not use the Anti Blink function.
Printing
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Notes
Anti Blink does not function in the following situations:
When using the flash
During burst shooting
When the Face Detection function does not work
When the Smile Shutter function is activated
Sometimes the Anti Blink function does not work depending on the situation.
When the Anti Blink function is set to [Auto] but only images with the subject’s eyes closed
are recorded, the message “Blinked eye detected” is displayed on the LCD screen. Shoot
again as necessary.
Related Topic
Scene Selection
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > MENU items (Shooting) > In-Camera Guide
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In-Camera Guide
Before Use
Shooting
This camera contains an internal function guide. This allows you to search the camera’s
functions according to your needs.
You can use the selected function after reading the guide.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
1. MENU
Precautions/About this camera
2. Select a search method from the In-Camera Guide.
Contents list
Search method
(In-Camera Guide)
Description
Shoot/ playback guide Search for various operation functions in shooting/viewing mode.
Icon guide
Search the function and meaning of displayed icons.
Troubleshooting
Search common problems and their solution.
Objective guide
Search functions according to your needs.
Keyword
Search functions by key words.
History
Display the last 12 items displayed in [In-Camera Guide].
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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Shooting MENU list > MENU items not available in
some REC modes
Operation Search
Before Use
MENU items not available in some REC modes
Shooting
Viewing
In the table below,
Using 3D Functions
cannot be changed. The icons below
indicate the available modes. A setting may be fixed
or restricted depending on the shooting mode. For details, see each topic.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
indicates settings that can be changed, while
indicates settings that
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Mode Switch
Viewing images on a TV
Menu items
Using with your computer
REC Mode
Printing
Movie shooting
scene
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Panorama
Shooting
Scene
Scene
Selection
Easy Mode
Defocus Effect
Still Image
Size
Panorama
Image Size
Movie Quality
Movie Size
EV
ISO
White
Balance* 1
Focus
Metering Mode
Burst Shooting
Interval
Scene
Recognition
Soft Skin
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Effect* 2
Smile Shutter
Smile
Detection
Sensitivity
Face
Detection* 3
Anti Blink
In-Camera
Guide
(Settings)
*1 [Flash] cannot be selected for [White Balance] when Scene Selection is set to
(Hand-held Twilight) or
(Anti Motion Blur),
(High Sensitivity).
*2 [Off] cannot be selected for [Soft Skin Effect] when Scene Selection is set to
(Soft Skin).
*3 [Off] cannot be selected for [Face Detection] when Scene Selection is set to
Snap).
(Soft Skin) or
(Soft
Note
Only the items that are available for each mode are displayed on the screen.
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(Viewing)
Operation Search
Before Use
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Shooting
Viewing
You can select the various viewing functions easily from the MENU button.
1. Press the
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2. Press the MENU button to display the Menu screen.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
3. Select the desired menu item with
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/
on the control wheel.
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4. Select the desired item with
5. Press
/
on the control wheel or by turning the control wheel.
in the center of the control wheel to execute the function.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Easy Mode
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Easy Mode
Before Use
Shooting
When viewing still images in Easy Mode, the playback screen text becomes larger, and
indicators become easier to see.
Viewing
1. Press the
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Easy Mode)
To end Easy Mode, MENU
[OK]
on the control wheel
[Exit Easy Mode].
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Notes
The battery charge is used up more quickly because the screen brightness increases
automatically.
The shooting mode also changes to [Easy Mode].
Viewing functions available in Easy Mode
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In Easy Mode, only the deletion function is available.
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/
(Delete)
button
You can delete the currently displayed image. Select [OK]
MENU
button
You can delete the currently displayed image with [1 image], and delete all images
in the selected date range or internal memory (if selected) with [All].
[OK] to exit Easy Mode.
Select [Exit Easy Mode]
.
Note
When a memory card is inserted in the camera, [View Mode] is set to [Date View].
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Slideshow
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Slideshow
Before Use
Shooting
Continuous Playback
Viewing
Slideshow with music
Images are automatically played back in succession.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
1. Press the
2. MENU
(Slideshow)
desired slideshow
on the control wheel
(Continuous
Playback)
Starts playback from the currently displayed image. Playback stops at the
image just before the starting image.
(Slideshow
with music)
Plays back still images in succession along with effects and music.
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Note
[Slideshow] is not available when [View Mode] is set to [Folder view (MP4)] or [AVCHD
view].
Continuous Playback
1. Select the desired image for playing with the control wheel.
2. MENU
Control
wheel
(Slideshow)
[Continuous Playback]
Action
Stop
Sets the display settings.
Displays the volume control screen.
/
on the control wheel. Press
Adjust the volume using
volume control screen.
to close the
Rewinds image.
Forwards image.
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Viewing panoramic images during continuous playback
The whole panoramic image is displayed for 3 seconds.
You can scroll a panoramic image by pressing
.
Slideshow with music
1. MENU
(Slideshow)
[Slideshow with music]
on the control wheel
Displays the setting screen.
2. Select a desired setting.
3. [Start]
4. Press
to end the slideshow.
Note
[Slideshow with music] is not available for the following images:
Panoramic images
3D images recorded in [Standard] or [Wide] size
Playback Selection
Selects the group of images to be shown. The setting is fixed to [Folder] when the internal
memory is used to record images.
All
Plays a slideshow of all the images in order.
This
Date
Plays a slideshow of images with the currently selected date range when View
Mode is [Date View].
Folder
Plays a slideshow of images in the currently selected folder in Folder View.
Effects
Selects the playback speed and mood for slideshows. If the playback time of movie is long, an
image is taken from it and displayed.
Simple
A simple slideshow switching images at a preset interval.
The playback interval is adjustable in [Interval] and you can thoroughly enjoy
your images.
Nostalgic A moody slideshow reproducing the atmosphere of a movie scene.
Stylish
A stylish slideshow proceeding at a middle tempo.
Active
A high-tempo slideshow suitable for active scenes.
Music
Specifies the music to be played during slideshows. You can select more than one background
music track. Press
on the control wheel to display the volume control screen, then press
/
to adjust the volume.
Music1
The default setting for a [Simple] slideshow.
Music2
The default setting for a [Nostalgic] slideshow.
Music3
The default setting for a [Stylish] slideshow.
Music4
The default setting for an [Active] slideshow.
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Muting
Does not use BGM.
Note
The movies are played back without their audio.
Interval
Sets the screen switching interval. The setting is fixed to [Auto] when [Simple] is not selected as
the [Effects].
1 sec
3 sec
5 sec
Sets the display interval of images for a [Simple] slideshow.
10 sec
Auto
The interval is set to suit the selected [Effects] item.
Selecting background music
You can transfer a desired music file from your CDs or MP3 files to the camera to play back
during slideshow. To transfer music, install the “Music Transfer” software to your computer.
[Details]
You can record up to four pieces of music on the camera. (The 4 preset pieces (Music1 –
Music4) can be replaced with the ones you transferred.)
The maximum length of each music file for music playback of the camera is about 5
minutes.
If you cannot play back a music file due to damage or other malfunctions of the file, execute
[Empty Music] [Details] and transfer the music again.
Related Topic
“Music Transfer”
Installing “PMB” and “Music Transfer” (Windows)
Installing “Music Transfer” (Macintosh)
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > 3D Viewing
Operation Search
3D Viewing
Before Use
Shooting
Select [3D Viewing] when you want to play back images shot in 3D mode on the 3D TV. Connect
the camera and the 3D TV using an HDMI Cable (sold separately). [Details]
Viewing
1. Press the
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(3D Viewing)
on the control wheel
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Related Topic
Changing settings
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
Viewing images on a TV
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Send by TransferJet
Operation Search
Send by TransferJet
Before Use
Shooting
Receiving images using TransferJet
Viewing
Using separately sold TransferJet-compatible devices
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
TransferJet is a close-up, wireless transfer technology that allows data to be transferred by
closely aligning two products that you want to communicate with each other.
To find out whether your camera is equipped with the TransferJet function, check for the
(TransferJet) mark on the bottom of the camera.
Using a Memory Stick with TransferJet (sold separately) allows images to be transferred
between TransferJet-compatible devices.
For more details on TransferJet, see the operating instructions supplied with Memory Stick with
TransferJet.
1. Insert a Memory Stick with TransferJet into the camera.
2. Press the
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3. MENU
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(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Send by TransferJet)
desired mode
on the control wheel
(TransferJet) marks on the camera and other
4. Transfer images by closely aligning the
device.
A notification sound is emitted when connection is made.
(This Image)
Sends the currently displayed image in single-image mode.
You can select and send multiple images.
After step 3, perform the following.
(Multiple Images)
Select an image then press
.
Repeat the above step until there are no more images to be sent.
Select an image with a
MENU
mark to release the
mark.
[OK]
Notes
Only still images can be transferred.
Up to 10 images can be transferred at once. However, for 3D images, both the MPO file
and the JPEG file are transferred. Depending on the receiving device, up to 20 images are
received.
Set [TransferJet] to [On] in
(Settings). [Details]
On an airplane, set [TransferJet] to [Off] in
(Settings) [Details]. In addition, follow the
rules of the place where you use.
The connection is cut if transfer cannot be made within about 30 seconds. If this happens,
select [Yes] and realign the two
(TransferJet) marks on the camera and another device.
Memory Stick with TransferJet and camera models with TransferJet are not sold in some
countries and regions due to local laws and regulations.
Set the [TransferJet] function to [Off] in countries and regions other than where you
purchased your camera. Depending on the country or region, if you use the TransferJet
function, you may be liable due to local restrictions on transmission of electromagnetic
waves.
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Receiving images using TransferJet
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(TransferJet) marks on the camera and sending device to receive
2. Closely align the
images.
A notification sound is emitted when connection is made.
Tips for sending and receiving data successfully
Closely align the
(TransferJet) mark on the camera and other device.
The transfer rate and range differ depending on the angle at which the
(TransferJet)
marks are aligned.
It may be necessary to alter the position/angle of the camera until communication can be
obtained.
Sending and receiving data is easier if the
(TransferJet) marks are aligned with both
cameras parallel to each other as shown in the figure.
Notes
Only images that can be played back on the camera can be sent or received.
This camera can receive only JPEG and MPO files.
If an Image Database File error occurs during saving, a Recover Image Database File
screen will appear.
Play images that cannot be registered in the Image Database File using [Folder view (Still)].
Using separately sold TransferJet-compatible devices
Using separately sold TransferJet-compatible devices allows you to transfer images to a PC and
can broaden your enjoyment of transferring data.
For details, see the operating instructions supplied with your TransferJet-compatible device.
Note the following points when using TransferJet-compatible devices.
Before use, set the camera to playback mode.
If no image is displayed, press MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[LUN
Setting]
[Single].
While connected, data cannot be written to or deleted from the camera.
Do not disconnect while importing images to “PMB”.
Related Topic
TransferJet
TransferJet standard
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > View Mode
Operation Search
View Mode
Before Use
Shooting
Displaying the Calendar
Viewing
Viewing images taken with a different camera
Allows you to select the display format for images.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
1. Press the
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(View Mode)
desired mode
(Date View)
Displays images by date.
(Folder view (Still))
Displays still images.
Using with your computer
on the control wheel
(Folder view (MP4)) Displays MP4-format movies.
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(AVCHD view)
Displays AVCHD-format movies.
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Note
When the internal memory is used to record images, View Mode is set to Folder View.
Displaying the Calendar
1. MENU
(View Mode)
[Date View]
on the control wheel
) repeatedly until the Calendar is displayed.
2. Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to W side (
Use the control wheel to select
/ , then select the month you want to display. Select the
to view images of the selected date in index mode.
date and press
Viewing images taken with a different camera
This camera creates an Image Database File on the memory card for recording and playing
images. If the camera detects images not registered in the Image Database File on the memory
card, a registration screen with the message “Files found which were not recognized Import files”
will be displayed.
To view unregistered images, register them by selecting [OK].
Use a sufficiently charged battery to register images. If a battery with a low charge is used to
register images, it may not be possible to transfer all of the data or the data may be corrupted
if the battery charge runs out.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Display Burst Group
Operation Search
Display Burst Group
Before Use
Shooting
You can select to display burst images in groups or display all images during playback.
Viewing
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
Using 3D Functions
2. MENU
(View Mode)
Using MENU items (Shooting)
3. MENU
(Display Burst Group)
[Date View]
on the control wheel
desired setting
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
(Display
Main
Image
Only)
Groups burst images, then plays back the main image only.
When Face Detection is performed in burst mode, the camera determines
and displays the optimum image as the main image. When Face Detection
is not performed, the first image in the burst group is displayed as the main
image.
Printing
(Display
All)
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Plays back all burst images one at a time.
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Related Topic
Viewing burst images
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Retouch
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Retouch
Before Use
Shooting
Retouches a recorded image and saves it as a new file.
The original image is retained.
Viewing
1. Press the
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Retouch)
desired mode
on the control wheel
3. Perform retouching according to the operation method in each mode.
Changing settings
Records the zoomed playback image.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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(Trimming
(Resize))
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Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to the T ( ) side to zoom in, and to the W
side to zoom out.
Set the zoom point using
/
/
/
on the control wheel.
MENU
select an image size to save
[OK]
The quality of trimmed images may deteriorate.
The image size that you can trim may vary depending on the image.
Corrects the red-eye phenomenon caused by flash.
(Red Eye
Correction)
Select [OK] with the control wheel
.
You may not be able to correct the red-eye phenomenon depending on
the image.
Sharpens the image within a chosen frame.
(Unsharp
masking)
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Select the area (frame) of the desired image to retouch using
/
on the control wheel
/
/
MENU.
[OK]
Depending on the image, sufficient correction may not be applied and the
image quality may deteriorate.
Note
You cannot retouch the following images:
Panoramic images
3D images
Movies
Images displayed in a burst group
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Delete
Operation Search
Delete
Before Use
Shooting
Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion. You can also delete images using the /
(Delete) button. [Details]
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
1. Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
2. MENU
(Delete)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Using with your computer
on the control wheel
3. [OK]
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
desired mode
(All but This
Image)
Deletes burst group images other than the selected image in Display Burst
Group mode.
Press [OK]
after step 2.
Deletes all images in the selected burst group at once.
(All Imgs in
after step 2.
This Burst Group) Press [OK]
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(This Image)
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Deletes the currently displayed image in single-image mode.
Allows you to select and delete multiple images.
Do as the following after step 2.
(Multiple
Images)
Select an image then press
.
Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be deleted.
Select an image with a
MENU
(All Images
on This Date)
(All in This
Folder)
(All AVCHD
files)
mark again to release the
mark.
[OK]
Deletes all images in the selected date range or folder, or all AVCHD
movies at once.
Press [OK]
after step 2.
Notes
In Easy Mode, you can select from [1 image] or [All].
When the internal memory is used to record images, View Mode is set to Folder View.
Related Topic
Delete button
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Protect
Operation Search
Protect
Before Use
Shooting
To cancel the protection
Viewing
Protects recorded images against accidental erasure.
The
mark is displayed for registered images.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Press the
2. MENU
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Protect)
desired mode
on the control wheel
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
(This Image)
Viewing images on a TV
You can select and protect multiple images.
Do as the following after step 2.
Using with your computer
(Multiple
Images)
Printing
Protects the currently displayed image in single-image mode.
Select an image then press
.
Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be protected.
Select an image with a
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mark to release the
mark.
[OK]
(Set All
Burst Images.)
Protect all images in the selected burst group at once in Display Burst
Group mode.
Press [OK]
after step 2.
(Remove All
Burst Images.)
Release all protected images in the selected burst group at once in Display
Burst Group mode.
Press [OK]
after step 2.
Note
When the internal memory is used to record images, View Mode is set to Folder View.
To cancel the protection
Select the image for which you want to cancel protection, and unlock it by pressing
control wheel as the same procedure to protect it. The
protection is released.
on the
indicator disappears, and the
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Print (DPOF)
Operation Search
Print (DPOF)
Before Use
Shooting
Clearing the DPOF mark
Viewing
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a function that allows you to specify the images of the
memory card that you want to print out later.
The
(Print order) mark is displayed for registered images.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
1. Press the
2. MENU
Print (DPOF)
desired mode
on the control wheel
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
(This Image)
You can select and order printing multiple images.
Do as the following, after step 2.
Using with your computer
Printing
(Multiple
Images)
Troubleshooting
Orders printing the currently displayed image in single-image mode.
Select an image then press
.
Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be
printed.
Select an image with a
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MENU
Contents list
mark to release the
mark.
[OK]
Notes
The
(Print order) mark cannot be added to the following images:
Movies
Images in the internal memory
You can add a
(Print order) mark to a maximum 999 images.
Clearing the DPOF mark
Select the image to clear the DPOF registration, then press
procedure as when making a
is cleared.
mark. The
on the control wheel in the same
mark disappears and the DPOF registration
Related Topic
Printing still images
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > Rotate
Operation Search
Rotate
Before Use
Shooting
Rotates a still image. Use this to display a horizontal orientation image in vertical orientation.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
1. Press the
2. MENU
3. Press
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Rotate)
on the control wheel
on the control wheel.
The still image will be rotated counter-clockwise.
If you want to rotate the image again, repeat step 3.
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Notes
You cannot rotate the following images:
3D images
Movies
Images displayed in a burst group
You may not be able to rotate images shot with other cameras.
When viewing images on a computer, the image rotation information may not be reflected
depending on the software.
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > MENU items (Viewing) > In-Camera Guide
Operation Search
In-Camera Guide
Before Use
Shooting
This camera contains an internal function guide. This allows you to search the camera’s
functions according to your needs.
You can use the selected function after reading the guide.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
1. MENU
Precautions/About this camera
2. Select a search method from [In-Camera Guide].
Contents list
Search method
(In-Camera Guide)
Description
Shoot/ playback guide Search for various operation functions in shooting/viewing mode.
Icon guide
Search the function and meaning of displayed icons.
Troubleshooting
Search common problems and their solution.
Objective guide
Search functions according to your needs.
Keyword
Search functions by key words.
History
Display the last 12 items displayed in [In-Camera Guide].
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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback MENU list > MENU items that cannot be
set according to View Mode
Operation Search
Before Use
MENU items that cannot be set according to View Mode
Shooting
Viewing
In the table below,
one.
Using 3D Functions
indicates a user-changeable function, while — indicates an unchangeable
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Internal
Memory
Memory card
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Menu items
Changing settings
Date
View
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Folder view
(Still)
(Slideshow)
(3D Viewing)
Printing
(Send by
TransferJet)
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Folder view
(MP4)
AVCHD
view
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
(View Mode)
(Display Burst
Group)
Folder View
—
(Retouch)
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
(Delete)
(Protect)
Print (DPOF)
(Rotate)
—
(In-Camera Guide)
(Settings)
Note
Only the items that are available for each mode are displayed on the screen.
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Top page > Changing settings > Changing settings > Changing camera settings
Operation Search
Changing camera settings
Before Use
Shooting
You can change the settings on the
Viewing
(Settings) screen.
1. Press the MENU button to display the Menu screen.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
2. Select
(Settings) with
/
on the control wheel, then press
on the control wheel
to display the setup screen.
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3. Select the desired category by using
wheel, then press
on the control wheel or turning the control
.
4. Select the desired item by using
then press
/
/
on the control wheel or turning the control wheel,
.
5. Select the desired setting, then press
.
Notes
[Shooting Settings] appears only when settings have been entered from shooting mode.
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[Memory Card Tool] appears only when a memory card is inserted in the camera, while
[Internal Memory Tool] appears only when a memory card is not inserted.
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Movie format
Operation Search
Movie format
Before Use
Shooting
You can set the recording method used to record movies.
Viewing
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Using 3D Functions
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Movie format]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
AVCHD movies are recorded. Sets the recording method to AVCHD, which is
suitable for viewing smooth video images on a high-definition television. Blu-ray
discs, AVCHD discs and DVD-Video discs can be created using the supplied
AVCHD
software “PMB”. However, AVCHD discs cannot be created from movies
recorded in [AVC HD 24M (FX)] quality. Save [AVC HD 24M (FX)] quality
movies to Blu-ray discs.
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MP4
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MP4 (AVC) movies are recorded. Sets the recording method to MP4, which is
suitable for WEB uploads and e-mail attachments. No discs can be created from
MP4 movies, even if you use the supplied software “PMB”.
Precautions/About this camera
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Related Topic
AVCHD format
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > AF Illuminator
Operation Search
AF Illuminator
Before Use
Shooting
The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings.
The AF illuminator emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when the shutter button is
Viewing
pressed halfway, until the focus is locked. The
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
indicator appears at this time.
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[AF Illuminator]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Auto Uses the AF illuminator.
Using with your computer
Off
Does not use the AF illuminator.
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Notes
Focus is achieved as long as the AF illuminator light reaches the subject, regardless of
whether light fails to reach the center of the subject.
You cannot use the AF illuminator in the following situations:
In movie mode
In Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode
When
(Landscape),
(Twilight ),
(Pet) or
(Fireworks) mode is selected in
Scene Selection.
When [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People].
When you use the AF illuminator, the normal AF range finder frame is disabled and a new
AF range finder frame is displayed by a dotted line. AF operates with priority on subjects
located near the center of the frame.
The AF illuminator emits very bright light. Although there is no health hazard, do not look
directly into the AF illuminator emitter at close range.
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Grid Line
Operation Search
Grid Line
Before Use
Shooting
With reference to the grid lines, you can easily set a subject in a horizontal/vertical position.
Viewing
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Using 3D Functions
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Grid Line]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
On Displays the grid lines. The grid lines are not recorded.
Off Does not display the grid lines.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Digital Zoom
Operation Search
Digital Zoom
Before Use
Shooting
Total zoom scale when using Smart zoom (including optical zoom 5×)
Viewing
Selects the digital zoom mode. The camera enlarges the image using optical zoom (up to 5×).
When the zoom scale is exceeded, the camera uses either smart or precision digital zoom.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
(Settings)
2. MENU
(Shooting Settings)
[Digital Zoom]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Smart (
)
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Enlarges the image digitally within the range where the image will not be
distorted, according to the image size (Smart zoom).
Precision Enlarges all image sizes by the total zoom scale of approximately 20×,
including the optical zoom 5×. However, note that the image quality
(
)
deteriorates when the optical zoom scale is exceeded (Precision digital zoom).
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Off
Does not use the digital zoom.
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Notes
The Digital Zoom function does not operate in the following situations:
In Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode
When the Smile Shutter function is activated.
When [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People].
The Smart zoom is not available when the image size is set to [16M] or [16:9(12M)].
The Smart zoom is not available when recording movies.
The Face Detection function does not work when using the digital zoom.
Total zoom scale when using Smart zoom (including optical zoom 5×)
The supported zoom ratio differs depending on the image size.
Size
Total zoom scale
10M
Approx. 6.3×
5M
Approx. 8.9×
VGA
Approx. 36×
16:9(2M) Approx. 12×
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Wind Noise Reduct.
Operation Search
Wind Noise Reduct.
Before Use
Shooting
Reduces the noise of the wind when shooting movies.
Viewing
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Using 3D Functions
2. MENU
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Wind Noise Reduct.]
desired
mode
On Reduces the noise of the wind.
Off Does not reduce the noise of the wind.
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Note
If [Wind Noise Reduct.] is set to [On] even though the wind is not blowing strongly, the
recorded sounds other than the wind may be hard to hear.
Printing
Troubleshooting
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Red Eye Reduction
Operation Search
Red Eye Reduction
Before Use
Shooting
The flash strobes two or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon when
using the flash.
Viewing
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Red Eye Reduction]
desired
mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Auto
When the Face Detection function is activated, the flash strobes automatically to
reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
On
The flash always strobes to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
Off
Does not use Red Eye Reduction.
Printing
Troubleshooting
What causes the red-eye phenomenon?
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Pupils become dilated in dark environments. Flash light is reflected off the blood vessels at the
back of the eye (retina) (A), causing the “red-eye” phenomenon.
Other ways to reduce red-eye
Select
(High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection. (The flash is set to [Off]
automatically.)
When the eyes of the subject turn out red, correct the image with [Retouch]
[Red Eye
Correction] on the viewing menu or with the supplied software “PMB”.
Notes
To avoid blurring of images, hold the camera firmly until the shutter is released. It usually
takes a second until the shutter is released, and also be sure not to allow the subject to
move during this period.
Red Eye Reduction may not produce the desired effects. It depends on individual
differences and conditions, such as distance to the subject, or if the subject looked away
from the pre-strobe.
If you do not use the Face Detection function, Red Eye Reduction does not work, even
when you select [Auto].
[Red Eye Reduction] is set to [Off] in the following situations:
In Background Defocus mode
In 3D shooting mode
When
(Anti Motion Blur),
(Hand-held Twilight),
(High Sensitivity),
(Gourmet),
(Pet) or
(Fireworks) mode is selected in Scene Selection.
When Smile Shutter function is activated.
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Blink Alert
Operation Search
Blink Alert
Before Use
Shooting
When an image with the subject’s eyes closed is recorded while Face Detection is activated, the
message “Blinked eye detected” is displayed.
Viewing
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Blink Alert]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Auto Displays the “Blinked eye detected” message.
Viewing images on a TV
Off
Does not display the message.
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Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Write Date
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Write Date
Before Use
Shooting
Sets whether to record a shooting date on the still image.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2. MENU
(Settings)
(Shooting Settings)
[Write Date]
desired mode
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On (
)
Records a shooting date.
When [On] is selected, the
mark will appear on the bottom right of the LCD
screen while shooting.
However, in some shooting modes that cannot record dates on images, the
mark will disappear.
Off
Does not record a shooting date.
Notes
You cannot record dates in the following situations:
In movie mode
When shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
In burst shooting mode
In Easy Mode
In 3D shooting mode
In Sweep Multi Angle mode
If you shot images with the date once, you cannot delete the date from the images later.
The dates are doubly printed, if you set the camera to superimpose the dates when printing.
The recorded time of the image cannot be superimposed on the image.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Beep
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Beep
Before Use
Shooting
Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.
Viewing
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Beep]
desired mode
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Shutter Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
On
Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control wheel/shutter
button.
Changing settings
Off
Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
Viewing images on a TV
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Panel Brightness
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Panel Brightness
Before Use
Shooting
You can select the LCD brightness from levels 1 to 5. The LCD screen becomes brighter as the
number rises.
When you use the camera in bright outside light, select a higher number to see the screen
easier.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Panel Brightness]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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Notes
The brighter the LCD screen, the faster the battery pack runs out.
The LCD screen grows dark if you do not operate the camera while the power is on.
When the high-temperature indicator ( ) is displayed, the LCD screen may grow dark
regardless of the settings. [Details]
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Language Setting
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Language Setting
Before Use
Shooting
Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages.
Viewing
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Language Setting]
desired mode
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Display color
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Display color
Before Use
Shooting
Sets the color of the screen display.
Viewing
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Display color]
desired mode
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Black
Using MENU items (Viewing)
White Sets the background color of the LCD screen.
Changing settings
Pink
Viewing images on a TV
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Demo Mode
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Demo Mode
Before Use
Shooting
You can set whether to use a demonstration of Smile Shutter or AVCHD movie playback. When
there is no need to view a demonstration, set to [Off].
Viewing
1. MENU
Using 3D Functions
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Demo Mode]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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Demo
A demonstration of the shooting functions will be performed.
Mode1
Demo Automatically starts the Smile Shutter demonstration when no operation is
Mode2 performed for 15 seconds.
If no operation is performed for a set period of time while the camera is
Demo
connected to an HD TV, a demonstration of AVCHD movie playback will
Mode3
automatically be performed.
Off
Does not perform a demonstration.
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Notes
Pressing the shutter button during the Smile Shutter demonstration operates the shutter, but
no image is recorded.
During a demonstration, if the number of images saved in the internal memory increases,
the camera may automatically delete the images. It is recommended to make a backup copy
of the images on the internal memory before a demonstration.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Initialize
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Initialize
Before Use
Shooting
Initializes the setting to the default setting.
Even if you execute this function, the images are retained.
Viewing
1. MENU
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Initialize]
[OK]
Note
Be sure not to turn off the camera while initializing.
Changing settings
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Function Guide
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Function Guide
Before Use
Shooting
You can select whether or not the function guide is displayed when you operate the camera.
Viewing
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Function Guide]
desired mode
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
On Displays the function guide.
Off Does not display the function guide.
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > CTRL FOR HDMI
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CTRL FOR HDMI
Before Use
Shooting
This setting allows (TV) remote control of a camera that is connected to a “BRAVIA” Sync TV
using the HDMI Cable (sold separately). [Details]
Viewing
1. MENU
Using 3D Functions
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[CTRL FOR HDMI]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
On Enables remote-controlled operation.
Off Disables remote-controlled operation.
Viewing images on a TV
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Note
You can perform the operation of the camera with the remote controller of your TV by
connecting your camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > USB Connect Setting
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USB Connect Setting
Before Use
Shooting
Selects the USB mode when connecting the camera to a computer or a USB device using the
multi-use terminal USB cable.
Viewing
1. MENU
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
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desired
Auto
MTP
Establishes a MTP connection between the camera and a computer or other
USB devices.
When you use Windows 7, [MTP] is selected and Windows 7-specific functions
become available.
When you use other operating systems (Vista/XP, Mac OS X), the AutoPlay
Wizard appears, and the still images in the recording folder on the camera are
imported to the computer.
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[USB Connect Setting]
Depending on the computer or other USB devices you connect to the camera,
the connection mode is automatically selected from [MTP] or [Mass Storage].
When you use Windows 7, [MTP] is selected and Windows 7-specific functions
become available.
Viewing images on a TV
Printing
(Main Settings)
mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
(Settings)
Mass
Establishes a Mass Storage connection between the camera and a computer or
Storage other USB device.
Note
If Device Stage* does not appear when connecting the camera to a Windows 7 computer,
set [USB Connect Setting] to [Auto].
* Device Stage is a menu screen to manage connected devices, such as a camera. (Function of
Windows 7)
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > USB Power Supply
Operation Search
USB Power Supply
Before Use
Shooting
Set whether to use the USB power supplied function when the camera is connected to a
computer or a USB device using the multi-use terminal USB cable.
Viewing
1. MENU
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[USB Power Supply]
desired
mode
On Power is supplied when connected using the multi-use terminal USB cable.
Off
Disables USB power supplied function even if you connect the camera to a device
such as a computer using a multi-use terminal USB cable.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > LUN Setting
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LUN Setting
Before Use
Shooting
Sets the display method for the recording media displayed on a computer screen or other
monitor when the camera is connected with a computer or AV component using a USB
connection.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[LUN Setting]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Multi
Viewing images on a TV
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The images both on the memory card and in the internal memory are displayed.
Select this setting when you connect the camera to a computer.
When the memory card is inserted into the camera, the images on the memory
card are displayed; when it is not inserted, the images in the internal memory are
Single displayed. Select this setting in cases where the images of both the memory card
and the internal memory are not displayed when the camera is connected to a
device other than a computer.
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Note
Set [LUN Setting] to [Multi] when uploading images to a media service using “PMB
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Download Music
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Download Music
Before Use
Shooting
You can change background music tracks using “Music Transfer”.
Viewing
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Download Music]
The message “Connect to PC” is displayed.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2. Make a USB connection between the camera and a computer, then start “Music Transfer”.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to change music files.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Empty Music
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Empty Music
Before Use
Shooting
You can delete all the background music files stored in the camera. It can be used in cases such
as when the background music files are damaged and cannot be played.
Viewing
1. MENU
Using 3D Functions
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Empty Music]
[OK]
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Restoring the music preset at the factory to the camera
You can use “Music Transfer” to reset music files to the preset ones. For details on using “Music
Transfer”, see the help in “Music Transfer”.
1. Execute [Download Music], then make a USB connection between the camera and a
computer.
2. Start “Music Transfer”, then restore the default music.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > TransferJet
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TransferJet
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
You can select TransferJet communication settings. TransferJet is a close-up, wireless transfer
technology that allows data to be transferred by closely aligning two products that you want to
communicate with each other. To find out whether your camera is equipped with the TransferJet
function, check for the
(TransferJet) mark on the bottom of the camera.
Using a Memory Stick with TransferJet (sold separately) allows images to be transferred
between TransferJet-compatible devices.
For more details on TransferJet, see the Operating Instructions supplied with Memory Stick with
TransferJet.
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[TransferJet]
desired mode
Using with your computer
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On Communicates using TransferJet.
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Off Does not communicate using TransferJet.
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What is TransferJet?
TransferJet allows you to share images by sending and receiving image data. Insert a Memory
Stick with TransferJet in your camera and align two
(TransferJet) marks of the camera and
another device that supports this function.
For details on image transfer, see [Details].
Notes
In Easy Mode, [TransferJet] is fixed to [Off].
While aboard an airplane, set [TransferJet] to [Off]. In addition, always follow all regulations
governing the location in which the camera is being used.
The connection is cut if transfer cannot be made within about 30 seconds. If this happens,
select [Yes] and again align two
(TransferJet) marks on the camera and another device.
Memory Stick with TransferJet and camera models with TransferJet are not sold in some
countries and regions due to local laws and regulations.
Set the [TransferJet] function to [Off] in countries and regions other than where you
purchased your camera. Depending on the country or region, if you use the TransferJet
function, you may be liable due to local restrictions on transmission of electromagnetic
waves.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Eye-Fi
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Eye-Fi
Before Use
Shooting
Transferring image data using the Eye-Fi card
Viewing
Sets whether to use the upload function of an Eye-Fi card (commercially available), when you
use the Eye-Fi card with this camera.
[Eye-Fi] is displayed only when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Eye-Fi]
desired mode
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Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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Uses the upload function.
The Eye-Fi mode display icon on the LCD screen will change depending on the
communication mode of the Eye-Fi card.
: Eye-Fi card is in standby mode. There is no image to be sent.
On
: Eye-Fi card is in upload standby mode.
: Eye-Fi card is in connecting mode.
: Eye-Fi card is uploading images.
: An error has occurred.
Off Does not use the upload function.
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Notes
As of December 2010, Eye-Fi cards are sold in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan and some
countries in the European Union.
For more information on the Eye-Fi card, contact the manufacturer or seller of Eye-Fi cards
directly.
Eye-Fi cards are permitted only in the countries and regions in which they were purchased.
You may be held liable due to local restrictions.
The Eye-Fi card has a wireless LAN function. Do not insert the Eye-Fi card where wireless
LAN is prohibited, such as while aboard an airplane. If the Eye-Fi card is inserted, set [EyeFi] to [Off]. When the uploading function of the Eye-Fi card is set to [Off],
is displayed
on the LCD screen.
Transferring image data using the Eye-Fi card
1. Set the wireless LAN access point settings or the transferring direction settings of the Eye-Fi
card.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Eye-Fi card.
2. After the settings are finished, insert the Eye-Fi card into the camera, and shoot the images.
The recorded images are automatically transferred via the wireless LAN to the PC, etc.
Notes
When you use a new Eye-Fi card for the first time, copy the install file of the PC application
written in the Eye-Fi card first, then format the card.
Before using the Eye-Fi card, upgrade the firmware of the Eye-Fi card to the latest version.
For details on version upgrades, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Eye-Fi
card.
When uploading image data, [Power Save] is not available.
If the
(error) icon is displayed, eject and re-insert the Eye-Fi card, or turn the power of
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(error) icon is still displayed, the Eye-Fi card may be
corrupted. For details, contact Eye-Fi, Inc.
Wireless LAN communication may be interrupted by the other communication devices. If
data reception is insufficient, move the camera closer to the access point.
For details on content that can be uploaded, refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the Eye-Fi card.
Some Eye-Fi cards have an “Endless Memory Mode.” This product does not support
“Endless Memory Mode.” Make sure that Eye-Fi cards that you insert into this product have
“Endless Memory Mode” turned off. For details on setting “Endless Memory Mode”, refer to
the operating instructions supplied with the Eye-Fi card.
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Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Power Save
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Power Save
Before Use
Shooting
Sets the length of time until the LCD screen goes dark and the time until the camera turns off.
If you do not operate the camera for a certain period of time while the power is on using the
battery pack, the screen goes dark and the camera later turns off automatically to prevent
wearing down the battery pack (Auto power-off function).
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Power Save]
desired mode
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Stamina
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Proactively saves the battery power.
If the camera is not operated for a certain period of time, the power turns off
automatically. In shooting mode, the LCD screen automatically goes dark
before the power turns off.
If the camera is not operated for a certain period of time, the power turns off
automatically. In shooting mode, the LCD screen automatically goes dark
Standard
before the power turns off.
It takes longer before the power turns off than when set to [Stamina].
Off
Does not use the Auto power-off function.
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Note
The camera does not enter Power Save mode under conditions such as during a slideshow,
during movie playback or when the camera is connected to a TV or a computer.
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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool > Format
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Format
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Formats the memory card or the internal memory.
When you use a memory card with this camera for the first time, it is recommended to format the
card using the camera for stable performance of the memory card before shooting. Note that
formatting permanently erases all data on the memory card, and is unrecoverable. Save precious
data on a computer, etc.
1. MENU
[Format]
(Settings)
(Memory Card Tool) or
(Internal Memory Tool)
[OK]
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Note
Note that formatting permanently erases all data including even protected images.
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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool > Create REC.Folder
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Create REC.Folder
Before Use
Shooting
Creates a folder in a memory card for recording images.
Images are recorded in the newly created folder until you create another folder or select another
recording folder.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Memory Card Tool)
[Create REC.Folder]
[OK]
Using MENU items (Viewing)
On the folders
Changing settings
After a new folder is created, you can change the storage destination folder. [Details]
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Notes
This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.
When you insert a memory card that was used with other equipment into the camera and
shoot images, a new folder may be automatically created.
Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a
new folder is automatically created.
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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool > Change REC.Folder
Operation Search
Change REC.Folder
Before Use
Shooting
Changes the folder in the memory card that is currently used for recording images.
Viewing
1. MENU
(Settings)
Using 3D Functions
2. Select a folder with
Using MENU items (Shooting)
3. [OK]
/
(Memory Card Tool)
[Change REC.Folder]
on the control wheel.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Notes
This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.
You cannot select a folder with a number that has only “
MSDCF” or “
ANV01” as a recording folder.
You cannot move recorded images to another folder.
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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool > Delete REC.Folder
Operation Search
Delete REC.Folder
Before Use
Shooting
Deletes a folder for recording images in a memory card.
Viewing
1. MENU
(Settings)
Using 3D Functions
2. Select a folder with
Using MENU items (Shooting)
3. [OK]
/
(Memory Card Tool)
[Delete REC.Folder]
on the control wheel.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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Notes
This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.
If you delete the folder set as the recording folder using [Delete REC.Folder], the folder that
has the largest folder number is selected as the next recording folder.
If a folder contains protected images or files that cannot be played back by the camera,
images other than these images are deleted and the folder will remain.
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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool > Copy
Operation Search
Copy
Before Use
Shooting
Copies all images in the internal memory to a memory card.
Viewing
1. Insert a memory card with sufficient free capacity into the camera.
Using 3D Functions
2. MENU
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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Troubleshooting
(Settings)
(Memory Card Tool)
[Copy]
[OK]
Notes
Use a fully charged battery pack. If you attempt to copy image files using a battery pack with
little remaining charge, the battery pack may run out, causing copying to fail or possibly
corrupting the data.
Images cannot be copied individually.
The original images in the internal memory are retained even after copying. To delete the
contents of the internal memory, remove the memory card after copying, then format the
internal memory ([Format] in [Internal Memory Tool]).
The data will be copied to the recording folder that is currently being used, with a number
one higher than the largest data number in that folder. [Details]
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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool > File Number
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File Number
Before Use
Shooting
Selects the method used to assign file numbers to images.
Viewing
1. MENU
(Settings)
(Memory Card Tool)
[File Number]
desired mode
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the recording folder or the memory
card is changed. (When the replaced memory card contains a file with a number
Series
higher than the last assigned number, a number one higher than the largest
number is assigned.)
Reset
Starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed. (When the recording folder
contains a file, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.)
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Top page > Changing settings > Clock Settings > Area Setting
Operation Search
Area Setting
Before Use
Shooting
Adjusts the time to the local time of a selected area.
Viewing
(Settings)
1. MENU
(Clock Settings)
[Area Setting]
desired setting
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Home
You use the camera in your area. When the currently set area differs from
your home area, you must make the Area Setting.
Destination
You use the camera set to the time at your destination. Set the destination
area.
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Setting a frequently visited destination lets you easily adjust the time when you visit that
destination.
1. Select the area part for [Destination], then press
.
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2. Press
/
on the control wheel or turn the control wheel to select the desired area, then
select Daylight Savings time using
/
.
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Top page > Changing settings > Clock Settings > Date & Time Setting
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Date & Time Setting
Before Use
Shooting
Sets the date and time again.
Viewing
(Settings)
1. MENU
Using 3D Functions
(Clock Settings)
[Date & Time Setting]
desired
setting
Using MENU items (Shooting)
2. Select the item to be changed using
/
/
/
on the control wheel.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
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3. Press
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/
on the control wheel or turn the control wheel to set the numeric value.
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4. [OK]
Date & Time Format
You can select the date and time display format.
Summer Time/Daylight Savings You can select Daylight Savings [On]/[Off].
Date & Time
You can set the date and time.
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Top page > Viewing images on a TV > Viewing an image on a High Definition (HD)
TV > Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately)
Operation Search
Before Use
Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately)
Shooting
Viewing
Connect the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV that has an HDMI jack using the HDMI Cable
(sold separately).
Using 3D Functions
1. Turn off both the camera and the TV.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2. Connect the HDMI connector of the camera (A) and the HDMI jack of the TV (B) using an
HDMI Cable (sold separately) (C).
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3. Turn on the TV and set the input.
(Playback) button to turn on the camera.
4. Press the
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV. Select the desired image with the control
wheel.
“PhotoTV HD”
This camera is compatible with the “PhotoTV HD” standard.
By connecting a Sony TV compatible with “PhotoTV HD” using an HDMI Cable (sold
separately), a whole new world of photos can be comfortably enjoyed in breathtaking Full
HD quality.
“PhotoTV HD” allows for a highly-detailed, photo-like expression of subtle textures and
colors.
When the camera is connected to a Sony TV compatible with Video A mode using an HDMI
Cable, your TV is automatically set to the picture quality suitable for still images. When the
setting of the TV is set to Video, the picture quality is set to that suitable for movies.
When playing back an AVCHD movie, it is recommended that you set [View Mode] to
[AVCHD view].
For details, see the operating instructions of the TV.
Notes
Images shot in [VGA] image size cannot be played back in the HD format.
[Beep] is fixed to [Shutter].
Do not connect the camera and equipment to be connected using both output terminals.
When the camera and TV are connected using output terminals, no video or sound are
produced. Such a connection can also cause problems with the camera and/or connected
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equipment.
The camera may not work properly with some HD TVs. For example, you may not be able to
view a video on your HD TV or hear sound from the HD TV.
Use an HDMI Cable with the HDMI logo.
Use an HDMI mini connector on one end (for the camera), and a connector suitable for
connection to your TV on the other end.
Recording may automatically stop to protect the camera after a period of time if you are
shooting movies when the camera and TV are connected by an HDMI Cable (sold
separately).
Related Topic
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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Top page > Viewing images on a TV > Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible
TV > Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Operation Search
Before Use
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Shooting
Viewing
When you use a TV that has “BRAVIA” Sync (compatible with SYNC MENU) support, you can
operate the playback functions of the camera using the remote controller supplied with the TV by
connecting the camera to the TV using an HDMI Cable (sold separately).
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
1. Connect the HDMI connector of the camera (A) and the HDMI jack of the TV (B) using an
HDMI Cable (sold separately) (C).
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2. Turn on the TV and set the input.
3. Press the
4. MENU
(playback) button of the camera to turn on the camera.
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[CTRL FOR HDMI]
[On]
5. Press the SYNC MENU button of the TV’s remote controller to select the desired mode.
Menu
Function
Slideshow with
music
Automatically plays back images with sound effects or background music in
a continuous loop.
Single Image
Plays back a single image at a time.
Image Index
Displays multiple images at the same time.
3D Viewing
Plays back 3D images recorded in 3D shooting mode.
Delete
Deletes recorded images.
PB Zoom
Plays back enlarged images.
Rotate
Rotates a still image.
View Mode
Selects the display format for viewing multiple images.
Exit
Exits from the playback operations.
Notes
When the camera is connected to a TV set using an HDMI Cable, the functions that you can
operate are limited.
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You can perform the operation of the camera with the remote controller of your TV by
connecting your camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV. For details, see the operating
instructions of the TV.
If the camera functions in an undesired manner when you are controlling it using the TV’s
remote controller, such as when connected via HDMI to another manufacturer’s TV, press
MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[CTRL FOR HDMI]
[Off].
When the camera is in Easy Mode, SYNC MENU does not appear on the TV.
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Top page > Viewing images on a TV > Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD)
TV > Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
Operation Search
Before Use
Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV
Shooting
Viewing
You can view images recorded on the camera in standard picture quality by connecting the
camera to a Standard Definition (SD) TV using a USB/AV/DC IN Cable for multi-use terminal
(sold separately). Refer also to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Turn off both the camera and the TV.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2. Connect the multi connector of the camera (A) and the audio/video input jacks on the TV (B)
using a USB/AV/DC IN Cable for multi-use terminal (sold separately) (C).
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Printing
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Use a Type3b-compliant USB/AV/DC IN Cable for multi-use terminal (sold separately).
3. Turn on the TV and set the input.
(Playback) button to turn on the camera.
4. Press
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV. Select the desired image with the control
wheel.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Recommended computer environment > Recommended
computer environment (Windows)
Operation Search
Before Use
Recommended computer environment (Windows)
Shooting
Viewing
The following computer environment is recommended when using the supplied software “PMB”,
“Music Transfer” and “PMB Portable”, and when importing images via a USB connection.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
OS (pre1
2
installed) Microsoft Windows XP* SP3/Windows Vista* SP2/Windows 7
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Others
CPU: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster (For playing/editing the High Definition
movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster (Intel
Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster is required when processing HD FX/HD FH movies))
Memory: 512 MB or more (For playing/editing the High Definition movies: 1 GB or
more)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation—approximately 500 MB
Display: Screen resolution: 1,024 × 768 dots or more
* 1 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for
creating discs.
* 2 Starter (Edition) is not supported.
Notes
Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems
described above or in a multi-boot environment.
If you connect two or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some
devices, including the camera, may not operate, depending on the types of USB devices
you are using.
Connecting the camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB
2.0) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer), as the camera is compatible with HiSpeed USB (USB 2.0).
When your computer resumes activity from suspend or sleep mode, communication
between the camera and your computer may not recover at the same time.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Recommended computer environment > Recommended
computer environment (Macintosh)
Operation Search
Before Use
Recommended computer environment (Macintosh)
Shooting
Viewing
The following computer environment is recommended when using “Music Transfer” and “PMB
Portable” and when importing images via a USB connection.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
OS (pre-installed)
USB Connection: Mac OS X (v10.3 to v10.6)
Music Transfer/PMB Portable: Mac OS X* (v10.4 to v10.6)
* Equipped with Intel Processor
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Precautions/About this camera
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Notes
Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems
described above or in a multi-boot environment.
If you connect two or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some
devices, including the camera, may not operate, depending on the types of USB devices
you are using.
Connecting the camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB
2.0) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer), as the camera is compatible with HiSpeed USB (USB 2.0).
When your computer resumes activity from suspend or sleep mode, communication
between the camera and your computer may not recover at the same time.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Using the software > “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)”
Operation Search
“PMB (Picture Motion Browser)”
Before Use
Shooting
“PMB” allows you to import images shot with the camera to a computer for display. Make a
USB connection between the camera and your computer, and click [Import].
Images on a computer can be exported to a memory card, and displayed on the camera.
Make a USB connection between the camera and your computer, click [Export]
[Easy
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Export (PC Sync)] in the [Manipulate] menu, and click [Export].
You can save and print images with the date.
You can display images stored on a computer by shooting date in a calendar display.
You can correct (Red Eye Correction, etc.) still images, and change the shooting date and
time.
Blu-ray discs, AVCHD discs and DVD-Video discs can be created from AVCHD movies
imported to a computer. (An Internet connection is required when creating a Blu-ray disc or a
DVD-Video disc for the first time.) However, AVCHD discs cannot be created from movies
recorded in [AVC HD 24M (FX)] quality. Save [AVC HD 24M (FX)] quality movies to Blu-ray
discs.
You can upload images to a network service. (An internet connection environment is
required.)
For other details, see
(PMB Help).
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Top page > Using with your computer > Using the software > “Music Transfer”
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“Music Transfer”
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
“Music Transfer” allows you to replace the Music files provided in the camera at the factory with
your favorite tracks, and to delete and add Music files.
You can also restore the tracks stored at the factory to your camera.
The following track types can be imported using “Music Transfer”.
MP3 files stored on the hard disk of your computer
Music CD tracks
Preset-music saved on the camera
Before starting up “Music Transfer” perform MENU
(Settings)
(Main Settings)
[Download Music], and connect the camera to the computer.
Viewing images on a TV
For other details, see the help in “Music Transfer”.
Using with your computer
Related Topic
Printing
Download Music
Empty Music
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Top page > Using with your computer > Using the software > Installing “PMB” and “Music
Transfer” (Windows)
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Before Use
Installing “PMB” and “Music Transfer” (Windows)
Shooting
Viewing
1. Turn on your computer and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive.
The installation menu screen appears.
If it does not appear, double-click [Computer] (in Windows XP, [My Computer])
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
(SONYPMB).
If the AutoPlay screen appears, select “Run Install.exe” and follow the instructions that
appear on the screen to proceed with the installation.
2. Click [Install].
The “Choose Setup Language” screen appears.
3. Select the desired language, then proceed to the following screen.
The “License Agreement” screen appears.
4. Carefully read the agreement, click the radio button (
Printing
) to accept the terms of the
agreement, and then click [Next].
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5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Restarting the computer may be necessary. When the restarting confirmation message
appears, restart the computer following the instructions on the screen.
DirectX may be installed depending on the system environment of your computer.
6. Connect the camera to your computer when the connecting confirmation message appears.
When the camera is not connected to your computer, some functions cannot be used,
such as importing images.
7. Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete.
8. Start up the software.
To start up “PMB,” click
(PMB) on the desktop.
For the detailed operation method, see the following PMB support page (English only):
http://www.sony.co.jp/pmb-se/
or click
(PMB Help).
To start up “PMB” from the Start menu, select [Start]
[All Programs]
(PMB).
If “PMB” was installed on your computer and if you re-install “PMB” using the supplied
CD-ROM, you can start up all the applications from “PMB Launcher.” To start up “PMB
Launcher,” double-click
(PMB Launcher) on the desktop.
Notes
Log on as Administrator.
If “PMB” has been already installed on your computer and that “PMB” version number is
lower than that of the supplied CD-ROM, re-install “PMB” using the supplied CD-ROM.
If the version number is higher than that of the supplied CD-ROM, you do not need to reinstall “PMB”. When you connect the camera and the computer via USB cable, the available
“PMB” function is activated.
If “PMB” has already been installed on your computer and that “PMB” version number is
lower than 5.0, some functions may become invalid after you install “PMB” using the
supplied CD-ROM. Also, you can start up “PMB” or other various software from “PMB
Launcher” installed at the same time. To start up “PMB Launcher” double-click
(PMB
Launcher) on the desktop.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Using the software > Installing “Music Transfer”
(Macintosh)
Operation Search
Before Use
Installing “Music Transfer” (Macintosh)
Shooting
Viewing
1. Turn on your Macintosh computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM
drive.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
2. Double-click
(SONYPMB).
3. Double-click the [MusicTransfer.pkg] file in the [Mac] folder.
The installation of the software starts.
Notes
“PMB” is not compatible with Macintosh computers.
Shut down all other application software before you install “Music Transfer”.
For installation, you need to log on as Administrator.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Connecting the camera to the computer > Connecting
the camera to the computer
Operation Search
Before Use
Connecting the camera to the computer
Shooting
Viewing
1. Connect the camera to your computer using a multi-use terminal USB cable (supplied) (A).
When a USB connection is established for the first time, your computer automatically
runs a program to recognize the camera. Wait for a while.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
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When connecting the camera to a computer using the multi-use terminal USB cable,
power feeding from the computer starts if [USB Power Supply] is set to [On]. ([On] is the
default setting.)
Related Topic
USB Connect Setting
LUN Setting
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Top page > Using with your computer > Connecting the camera to the computer > Importing
images to a computer (Windows)
Operation Search
Before Use
Importing images to a computer (Windows)
Shooting
Viewing
“PMB” allows you to easily import images.
For details on “PMB” functions, see the “PMB Help”.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Importing images to a computer without using “PMB”
When the AutoPlay Wizard appears after making a USB connection between the camera and a
[OK]
[DCIM] or [MP_ROOT]
copy the
computer, click [Open folder to view files]
desired images to the computer.
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Notes
Use “PMB” for operations such as when importing AVCHD movies to a computer.
If operations are performed on an AVCHD movie file or folder on the camera from a PC
while the camera is connected to a PC, it may destroy the image file or playback may
become impossible. Do not delete or copy AVCHD movies on the camera’s memory card
from a PC. Sony bears no responsibility for the result of operations of this type.
The camera creates a 3D image by combining a JPEG file with an MPO file. If you delete
either file on a PC, you cannot playback the 3D image.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Connecting the camera to the computer > Importing
images to a computer (Macintosh)
Operation Search
Before Use
Importing images to a computer (Macintosh)
Shooting
Viewing
1. Connect the camera to your Macintosh computer first. Double-click the newly recognized
the folder where the images you want to import are stored.
icon on the desktop
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
2. Drag and drop the image files to the hard disk icon.
The image files are copied to the hard disk.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
3. Double-click the hard disk icon
the desired image file in the folder containing the copied
files.
The image is displayed.
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Precautions/About this camera
Notes
If operations are performed on an AVCHD movie file or folder on the camera from a PC
while the camera is connected to a PC, it may destroy the image file or playback may
become impossible. Do not delete or copy AVCHD movies on the camera’s memory card
from a PC. Sony bears no responsibility for the result of operations of this type.
The camera creates a 3D image by combining a JPEG file with an MPO file. If you delete
either file on a PC, you cannot playback the 3D image.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Connecting the camera to the computer > Deleting the
USB connection
Operation Search
Before Use
Deleting the USB connection
Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Perform the procedures from step 1 to 3 below before:
Disconnecting the cable.
Removing a memory card.
Inserting a memory card into the camera after copying images from the internal memory.
Turning off the camera.
1. Double-click the disconnect icon (
/
) on the tasktray.
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2. Click
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3. Confirm the device on the confirmation window, then click [OK].
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(USB Mass Storage Device)
[Stop].
Note
Drag and drop the icon of the memory card or the drive icon to the “Trash” icon beforehand
when you use a Macintosh computer, and the camera is disconnected from the computer.
The disconnect icon may not appear when you use a Windows 7 computer. In this case, you
can disconnect the camera from the computer without following the above steps.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Uploading images to a media service > “PMB Portable”
Operation Search
“PMB Portable”
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
This camera has a built-in application “PMB Portable”.
You can use this application to do the following:
You can easily upload images to a blog or other media service.
You can upload images from a computer connected to the Internet even when you are away
from home or the office.
You can easily register the media services (such as blogs) you use frequently.
For details on “PMB Portable”, see the “PMB Portable” help.
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Notes on “PMB Portable”
“PMB Portable” makes it possible to download the URLs of a number of websites from the server
administered by Sony (the “Sony server”).
In order to use “PMB Portable” to enjoy the benefits of the image uploading service or other
services (the “services”) provided by these and other websites, you must consent to the
following.
Some websites require registration procedures and/or fees to use their services. In using
such services, you must comply with the terms and conditions established by the websites
concerned.
Services may be terminated or changed in accordance with the convenience of the website
operators. Sony will not be held responsible for any trouble occurring between the users and
third parties or any inconvenience caused to users relating to the utilization of the services
inclusive of the termination of or changes to such services.
To view a website, you will be redirected to it by the Sony server. There may be times when
you cannot access the website because of server maintenance or for other reasons.
If the operation of the Sony server is to be terminated, you will be notified of the termination
ahead of time on Sony’s website, etc.
The URLs to which you are redirected by the Sony server and other information may be
recorded for the purposes of improving Sony’s future products and services. However, no
personal data will be recorded on such occasions.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Uploading images to a media service > Starting up
“PMB Portable” (Windows)
Operation Search
Before Use
Starting up “PMB Portable” (Windows)
Shooting
Viewing
For Windows, when using “PMB Portable” for the first time, you must select the language. Follow
the procedure below to make the selection. Once the language selection has been made, steps 3
to 5 are unnecessary the next time you use “PMB Portable”.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
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1. Connect the camera to a computer.
Windows 7: Activate Device Stage*.
Windows XP/Windows Vista: The AutoPlay Wizard appears.
* Device Stage is a menu screen to manage connected devices, such as a camera.
(Function of Windows 7)
2. Click [PMB Portable].
The User Agreement screen appears.
3. Select the desired language, then click [OK].
The Region Selection screen appears.
4. Select the appropriate [Region] and [Country/Area], and then click [OK].
The User Agreement screen appears.
5. Read the agreement carefully. If you accept the terms of the agreement, click [I Agree].
“PMB Portable” starts up.
Notes
“PMB Portable” is not supported for AVCHD movies.
Set [LUN Setting] in [Main Settings] to [Multi].
If you cannot start up “PMB Portable”, set [USB Connect Setting] to [Mass Storage].
Always connect to a network when using “PMB Portable”.
When uploading images over the Internet, the cache may remain in the computer being
used depending on the service provider. This is also true when this camera is used for this
purpose.
When a bug occurs in “PMB Portable” or you delete “PMB Portable” by mistake, you can
repair “PMB Portable” by downloading the PMB Portable installer from the website.
If the Auto Play Wizard does not appear with Windows XP/Windows Vista, click [Computer]
(in Windows XP, [My Computer])
[PMBPORTABLE], and double-click [PMBP_Win.exe].
If Device Stage does not activate with Windows 7, click [Computer] and double-click camera
icon
media icon
[APPLICATION]
[PMBP_MTP.exe].
The initial screen for Device Stage that does not contain specific information about the
model may appear, depending on the settings of your computer when using Windows 7. If
this happens, download the latest information following the instructions on the screen.
When using Windows 7, the screen automatically switches to Mass Storage connection
when starting up “PMB Portable”.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Uploading images to a media service > Starting up
“PMB Portable” (Macintosh)
Operation Search
Before Use
Starting up “PMB Portable” (Macintosh)
Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
1. Make a USB connection between the camera and a Macintosh computer.
When you connect the camera and your computer, [PMBPORTABLE] appears on the
desktop.
Click [×] to close any unnecessary drives.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
2. Click [PMBP_Mac] in the [PMBPORTABLE] folder.
The Region Selection screen appears.
Changing settings
3. Select the appropriate [Region] and [Country/Area], and then click [OK].
The User Agreement screen appears.
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4. Read the agreement carefully. If you accept the terms of the agreement, click [I Agree].
“PMB Portable” starts up.
Notes
“PMB Portable” is not supported for AVCHD movies.
Set [LUN Setting] in [Main Settings] to [Multi].
If you cannot start up “PMB Portable”, set [USB Connect Setting] to [Mass Storage].
Always connect to a network when using “PMB Portable”.
When uploading images over the Internet, the cache may remain in the computer being
used depending on the service provider. This is also true when this camera is used for this
purpose.
When a bug occurs in “PMB Portable” or you delete “PMB Portable” by mistake, you can
repair “PMB Portable” by downloading the PMB Portable installer from the website.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Creating a disc of movies > Selecting the method for
creating a disc of movies
Operation Search
Before Use
Selecting the method for creating a disc of movies
Shooting
Characteristics of each type of disc
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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You can create a disc from AVCHD movies that have been recorded with this camera.
Select the method that suits your disc player.
For details on the method for creating a disc using “PMB”, see “PMB Help.”
To import movies into a PC, see [Details] (Windows)/[Details] (Macintosh).
Disc
type
Player
Creation method
Blu-ray disc playback
devices
(Blu-ray disc player,
PlayStation®3, etc.)
Importing movies to a computer using “PMB” and creating
a Blu-ray disc
AVCHD format playback
devices
(Sony Blu-ray disc player,
PlayStation®3, etc.)
Ordinary DVD playback
devices
(DVD player, computer
that can play DVDs, etc.)
Importing movies to a computer using “PMB” and creating
an AVCHD format disc
Creating an AVCHD format disc using a DVD
Writer/Recorder other than DVDirect Express
Importing movies to a computer using “PMB” and creating
a standard definition image quality (STD) disc
Notes
If you create a disc using Sony DVDirect (DVD Writer), use the memory card slot of the
DVD Writer or connect the DVD Writer via USB connection to transfer the data.
If you use Sony DVDirect (DVD Writer), check that the firmware is updated to the newest
version.
For details, see the following URL:
http://sony.storagesupport.com/
Characteristics of each type of disc
Using a Blu-ray disc enables you to record high-definition image quality (HD) movies of
a longer duration than DVD discs.
High-definition image quality (HD) movies can be recorded on DVD media, such as
DVD-R discs, and a high-definition image quality (HD) disc is created.
You can play a high-definition image quality (HD) disc on AVCHD format playback
devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray disc player and a PlayStation®3. You cannot play
the disc on ordinary DVD players.
Standard definition image quality (STD) movies converted from high-definition image
quality (HD) movies can be recorded on DVD media, such as DVD-R discs, and a
standard definition image quality (STD) disc is created.
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Types of discs that can be used with “PMB”
The following 12-cm discs can be used with “PMB”. For information on Blu-ray discs, see
[Details].
DVD-R / DVD+R / DVD+R DL: Cannot be re-written.
DVD-RW / DVD+RW: Can be re-written and used again.
Always maintain your PlayStation®3 to use the latest version of the PlayStation®3 system
software.
The PlayStation®3 may not be available in some countries/regions.
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Operation Search
Creating AVCHD discs
Before Use
Shooting
An AVCHD disc with HD picture quality can be created from AVCHD movies imported to a PC
using supplied “PMB” software.
Viewing
1. Turn on the power of the PC and insert an unused disc in the DVD drive.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
2. Start “PMB”.
3. Select the AVCHD movie to be written to the disc.
4. Click
(Create Discs), then select [Create AVCHD Format Discs (HD)].
5. Create the disc by following the on-screen instructions.
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Printing
Playing an AVCHD disc on a PC
AVCHD discs can be played on a PC using “Player for AVCHD” installed along with “PMB”. To
start the software, click on [Start]
[All Programs]
[PMB]
[PMB Launcher]
[View]
[Player for AVCHD].
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For detailed operations, see the Help for “Player for AVCHD”.
Images may not play back smoothly depending on the PC environment.
Notes
Be sure that “PMB” has already been installed. [Details]
You cannot record the following images on an AVCHD disc:
Still images
MP4 movies
Movies recorded in [AVC HD 24M (FX)] quality
Disc creation may take time.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Creating a disc of movies > Creating standard definition
image quality (STD) discs
Operation Search
Before Use
Creating standard definition image quality (STD) discs
Shooting
Viewing
DVD discs with standard definition image quality (STD) can be created using supplied “PMB”
software and selecting an AVCHD movie imported to the PC.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
1. Turn on the power of the PC and insert an unused disc in the DVD drive.
If software other than “PMB” starts automatically, exit that software.
2. Start “PMB”.
3. Select the AVCHD movie to be written to the disc.
4. Click
(Create Discs), then select [Create DVD-Video Format Discs (STD)].
5. Create the disc by following the on-screen instructions.
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Precautions/About this camera
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Notes
Be sure that “PMB” has already been installed. [Details]
Discs cannot be created for MP4 movies.
Disc creation may take time due to converting the AVCHD movie to standard definition
image quality (STD).
The PC must be connected to the Internet the first time a DVD-Video disc is created.
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Top page > Using with your computer > Creating a disc of movies > Creating Blu-ray discs
Operation Search
Creating Blu-ray discs
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
You can create Blu-ray discs from AVCHD movies imported to a PC.
The PC in question must be capable of creating Blu-ray discs. BD-R (not re-writable) or BD-RE
(re-writable) discs can be used. Multi-session recordings cannot be made.
To create Blu-ray discs, be sure to install [BD Add-on Software] on the “PMB” installation screen.
To install, your PC must be connected to the Internet.
For detailed operations, see “PMB Help”.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
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Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
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Top page > Printing > Printing still images > Printing still images
Operation Search
Printing still images
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
You can print still images using the following methods.
Printing directly using a printer which supports your memory card type.
For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the printer.
Printing using a computer
You can import images to a computer using the supplied “PMB” software and print the
images.
For details, see the “PMB Help”.
Printing at a shop [Details]
Notes
When you print still images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off.
You cannot print panorama images depending on the printer.
Printing
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Top page > Printing > Printing still images > Printing at a shop
Operation Search
Printing at a shop
Before Use
Shooting
You can take a memory card containing images shot with the camera to a photo printing service
shop. As long as the shop supports photo printing services conforming to DPOF, you can make
a
(Print order) mark on images in advance in the playback mode so that you do not have
to reselect them when you print them out at the shop.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Notes
You cannot print images stored in the internal memory at a print shop directly from the
camera. Copy the images to a memory card, then take the memory card to the print shop.
[Details]
Consult your photo printing service shop as to what types of memory card they handle.
A memory card adaptor (sold separately) may be necessary. Consult your photo printing
service shop.
Before you take image data to a shop, always copy (back up) your data to a disk.
You cannot set the number of prints.
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Related Topic
Print (DPOF)
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Operation Search
If you have problems
Before Use
Shooting
If you experience trouble with the camera, try the following solutions.
Viewing
1. Check the items under “Troubleshooting”, then check your camera.
:
” appears on the screen, see “Self-diagnosis display”.
If a code such as “C/E:
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
2. Remove the battery pack, wait for about one minute, re-insert the battery pack, then turn on
the power.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
3. Initialize the settings. [Details]
Changing settings
4. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Be aware that by sending the camera for repair, you give consent that the contents of the
internal memory, music files may be checked.
Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be
found at our Customer Support Website.
http://www.sony.net/
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Battery pack and power
Operation Search
Battery pack and power
Before Use
Shooting
Cannot insert the battery pack into the camera.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Make sure the direction of the battery pack is correct, and insert it until the battery eject lever
is locked.
Cannot turn on the camera.
After inserting the battery pack into the camera, it may take a few moments for the camera to
power up.
Make sure that the battery pack is inserted correctly.
The battery pack is discharged. Charge the battery pack.
The battery pack terminals are dirty. Gently wipe away any dirt with a soft cloth.
Troubleshooting
Check that the battery pack type is NP-BN1.
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
The power turns off suddenly.
Depending on the camera and battery temperature, the power may turn off automatically to
protect the camera. In this case, a message is displayed on the LCD screen before the power
turns off.
If you do not operate the camera for a certain period of time while the power is on and [Power
Save] is set to [Standard] or [Stamina], the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing
down the battery pack. Turn on the camera again.
The remaining charge indicator is incorrect.
This is caused when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location.
A discrepancy arose between the remaining charge indicator and the actual remaining battery
charge. Fully discharge the battery pack once, then charge it to correct the indication. The
remaining charge indicator may not be correct under certain circumstances.
Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time
between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.
The Power/charge lamp of the camera flashes while charging the battery.
Check that the battery pack type is NP-BN1.
The Power/charge lamp of the camera flashes infrequently when you use a battery pack that
has not been used for a long time. In such cases, remove the battery pack from the camera
and re-insert it.
For details, see “Battery pack” [Details].
The battery is not charged even if the Power/charge lamp turns off and charging
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is finished.
This happens when you charge the battery pack in an extremely hot or cold location. Charge
the battery pack within the proper charging temperature range of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F
to 86°F).
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Shooting still images/movies
Operation Search
Shooting still images/movies
Before Use
Shooting
Cannot record images.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
If images are recorded on the internal memory even when a memory card is inserted into the
camera, make sure that the memory card is fully inserted into the camera.
Changing settings
Check the free capacity of the internal memory or memory card. If it is full, do one of the
following:
Delete unnecessary images. [Details] [Details]
Change the memory card.
Viewing images on a TV
You cannot record images while charging the flash.
Using with your computer
Printing
When recording movies, it is recommended that you use the following memory cards:
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark2) media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card or SDXC memory card (Class 4 or faster)
Troubleshooting
Set [Demo Mode] to [Off]. [Details]
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Smile Shutter function does not work.
No image is shot if a smiling face is not detected. [Details]
Set [Demo Mode] to [Off]. [Details]
Anti-blur function does not work.
The anti-blur function may not work properly when shooting night scenes.
Shoot after pressing the shutter button halfway down.
Recording takes a long time.
When the shutter speed becomes slower than a certain speed, for example, when you shoot
images in dark locations, the camera automatically reduces the image noise. This function is
called NR (noise reduction) slow shutter and the shooting time takes longer.
The image is out of focus.
The subject is too close. When shooting, make sure to position the lens farther away from the
subject than the shortest shooting distance (approximately 5 cm (2 inches) (W)/1 m (3 ft 3 3/8
inches) (T) from the lens).
(Twilight ),
(Landscape) or
when shooting still images.
(Fireworks) mode is selected in the Scene Selection
Zoom does not work.
You cannot use the optical zoom in Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode and 3D shooting
mode.
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You cannot use the Smart zoom depending on the image size. [Details]
You cannot use the digital zoom when:
In Superior Auto mode
In Background Defocus mode
(Backlight Correction HDR) mode is selected in the Scene Selection
The Smile Shutter is working.
[Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People].
Cannot select the Face Detection function.
You can select Face Detection only when the focus mode is set to [Multi AF] and the metering
mode is set to [Multi].
The flash does not work.
You cannot use the flash when:
Shooting in Background Defocus mode
Burst mode is selected. [Details]
(Anti Motion Blur) mode,
(Twilight ) mode,
(Hand-held Twilight) mode,
Sensitivity) mode or
(Fireworks) mode is selected in Scene Selection.
Shooting in Sweep Panorama mode.
Shooting in 3D mode
Shooting in movie mode.
Set the flash to [On] when the Scene Selection mode is set to
(Pet),
(Beach) or
(Landscape),
(High
(Gourmet),
(Snow) mode. [Details]
Fuzzy white circular spots appear in images shot using the flash.
Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air reflected the flash light and appeared in the image. This
is not a malfunction. [Details]
The close-up shoot function (Macro) does not work.
The camera automatically adjusts the focus. Press and hold the shutter button halfway down.
Focus adjustment may take some time when shooting a close subject.
(Landscape),
(Twilight ) or
(Fireworks) mode is selected in the Scene Selection.
The date and time are not displayed on the LCD screen.
While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during playback.
The F value and shutter speed flash when you press and hold the shutter button
halfway down.
The exposure is incorrect. Correct the exposure. [Details]
The image colors are not correct.
Adjust the White Balance. [Details]
Noise appears in the image when you view the screen in a dark place.
The camera is attempting to increase the visibility of the screen by temporarily brightening the
image under conditions of low illumination. There is no effect on the recorded image.
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You can see a dark shadow on the image.
Depending on the brightness of the subject, you may see a dark shadow when you change
the aperture. This is not a malfunction.
The eyes of the subject come out red.
Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [Auto] or [On]. [Details]
Shoot the subject at a distance closer than the flash range using the flash.
Light the room and shoot the subject.
Retouch the image using [Retouch]
[Red Eye Correction] in viewing menu [Details], or
correct using “PMB”.
Dots appear and remain on the screen.
This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded.
Cannot shoot images in succession.
The internal memory or memory card is full. Delete unnecessary images. [Details] [Details]
The battery level is low. Insert a charged battery pack.
The same image is shot several times.
Set [Burst Settings] to [Single]. [Details]
[Scene Recognition] is set to [Advanced]. [Details]
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Viewing images
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Viewing images
Before Use
Shooting
Cannot play back images.
Viewing
Make sure that the memory card is fully inserted into the camera.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
The folder/file name has been changed on your computer.
Using MENU items (Viewing)
No guarantees are made for playing back, on this camera, files containing images which were
processed on a computer or images which were shot using other cameras.
Changing settings
The camera is in USB mode. Delete the USB connection. [Details]
Viewing images on a TV
Use “PMB” to play images stored on a PC with this camera.
Using with your computer
Cannot play back stereoscopic images on the camera.
Printing
Stereoscopic images can be played back on this camera only when that image has been
recorded using [Sweep Multi Angle] mode.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
3D images consist of a JPEG file and an MPO file. If either file is deleted on the PC, the
camera may not operate correctly.
The date and time are not displayed.
The screen display is set to display images only. Press
wheel to display information. [Details]
(Display Setting) on the control
Cannot hear music during slideshow.
Slideshow is played back with [Continuous Playback]. Select [Slideshow with music] and play
back.
Transfer music files to the camera with “Music Transfer”. [Details]
Confirm that the volume setting and slideshow setting are correct. [Details]
The image does not appear on the TV.
For viewing movies, the camera and television must use the same color television system.
[Details]
Check whether the connection is correct. [Details]
The 3D images do not appear on the TV even though the camera is in [3D
Viewing] mode.
Check that the TV is set to display the 3D images.
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Deleting
Before Use
Shooting
Cannot delete an image.
Viewing
Cancel the protection. [Details]
Using 3D Functions
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Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
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Printing
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Computers
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Computers
Before Use
Shooting
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media is not recognized by a computer with a “Memory
Stick” media slot.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Check that the computer and the “Memory Stick” media Reader/Writer support “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” media. Users of computers and “Memory Stick” media Readers/Writers made by
manufacturers other than Sony should contact those manufacturers.
If “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media is not supported, connect the camera to the computer. The
computer recognizes the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. [Details]
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Your computer does not recognize the camera.
Printing
Use the multi-use terminal USB cable (supplied).
Troubleshooting
Disconnect the USB cable from both the computer and the camera, and connect it again
firmly.
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Disconnect all equipment other than the camera, the keyboard and the mouse from the USB
connectors of your computer.
Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other
device.
Set [USB Power Supply] to [Off]. Your computer may recognize the camera.
Cannot import images.
Connect the camera and your computer correctly making a USB connection. [Details]
When you shoot images with a memory card formatted by a computer, you may not be able to
import the images to a computer. Shoot using a memory card formatted by the camera.
[Details]
After making a USB connection, “PMB” does not start automatically.
Make the USB connection after the computer is turned on.
After making a USB connection, “PMB Portable” does not start.
Set [LUN Setting] to [Multi]. [Details]
Set [USB Connect Setting] to [Auto]. If “PMB Portable” still does not start, set [USB Connect
Setting] to [Mass Storage]. [Details]
Connect the computer to the network.
Cannot play back images on your computer.
If you are using “PMB”, refer to “PMB Help”. [Details]
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Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
The image and sound are interrupted by noise when you view a movie on a
computer.
You are playing back the movie directly from the memory card. Import the movie to your
computer using “PMB” and play it back. [Details]
Images once exported to a computer cannot be viewed on the camera.
Export them to a folder recognized by the camera, such as “101MSDCF”.
Register the image in the Image Database File and play in [Date View]. [Details]
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Memory card
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Memory card
Before Use
Shooting
Cannot insert a memory card.
Viewing
Insert the memory card in the correct direction.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
You have formatted a memory card by mistake.
All the data on the memory card is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore it.
Images are recorded on the internal memory even when a memory card is inserted
into the camera.
Make sure that the memory card is fully inserted into the camera.
Printing
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Internal memory
Before Use
Shooting
Cannot play back or record images using the internal memory.
Viewing
There is a memory card inserted in the camera. Remove it.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Cannot copy the data stored in the internal memory to a memory card.
The memory card is full. Copy to a memory card with sufficient capacity.
Cannot copy the data on the memory card or the computer to the internal
memory.
This feature is not available.
Printing
Troubleshooting
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Printing
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Printing
Before Use
Shooting
Cannot print an image.
Viewing
Refer to the operation manual of the printer.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Images are printed with both edges cut off.
Depending on your printer, all the edges of the image may be cut off. Especially when you
print an image shot with the image size set to [16:9], the lateral end of the image may be cut
off.
When printing images using your printer, cancel the trimming or borderless settings. Consult
the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these functions or not.
When having images printed at a digital print shop, ask the shop whether they can print the
images without cutting off both edges.
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Cannot print images with the date.
Select MENU
(Shooting Settings)
[Write Date]
[On] to insert a date on the
image. Make sure that once the date is inserted, you cannot remove that date from the
image.
Using “PMB”, you can insert the date on still images that have been recorded without a date.
[Details]
Cannot print the 3D images as they are displayed on the camera’s LCD screen.
The 3D images displayed on the camera are MPO files, but the images to be printed are
JPEG files, so in some cases, the images to be printed out are not the same as the ones
displayed on the LCD screen.
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Others
Before Use
Shooting
The lens gets fogged.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour
before using it.
The camera turns off with the lens portion extended.
The battery pack is discharged. Replace it with a charged battery pack, then turn the camera
on again.
Do not attempt to force the lens that has stopped moving.
The camera becomes warm when you use it for a long time.
Troubleshooting
This is not a malfunction.
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the camera.
Set the date and time again. [Details]
The internal rechargeable backup battery has discharged. Insert a charged battery, and set
aside for 24 hours or more with the power left off.
The date or time is incorrect.
The Area Setting is set to a different location than your current location. Change the setting
by MENU
(Settings)
[Clock Settings]
[Area Setting].
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Self-diagnosis display
Before Use
Shooting
If a code starting with a letter of the alphabet appears, the self-diagnosis function on the camera
) will differ depending on the state of the
is working. The last two digits (indicated by
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
camera.
If you cannot solve the problem even after trying the following corrective actions a few times, the
camera may need repair.
Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
C:32:
Viewing images on a TV
There is trouble with the camera’s hardware. Turn the power off and on again.
Using with your computer
Printing
C:13:
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
The camera cannot read or write data on the memory card. Try turning off and on the camera
again, or taking out and inserting the memory card several times.
The internal memory has experienced a format error, or an unformatted memory card is
inserted. Format the internal memory or the memory card. [Details]
The inserted memory card cannot be used with the camera, or the data is damaged. Insert a
new memory card.
E:61:
E:62:
E:91:
A camera malfunction has occurred. Initialize the camera, then turn the power on again.
[Details]
E:94:
There is a malfunction when writing or deleting data. Repair is required. Contact your Sony
dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Be prepared to give all numbers in the error
code beginning from the E.
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Warning indicators and messages > Messages
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Messages
Before Use
Shooting
If the following messages appear, follow the instructions.
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
The battery level is low. Charge the battery pack immediately. Depending on the conditions of
use or the type of battery pack, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 minutes
to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left.
For use with compatible battery only
The battery inserted is not an NP-BN1 (supplied) battery pack.
Printing
Camera overheating Allow it to cool
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
The camera temperature has risen. The power may turn off automatically, or you may be
unable to record movies. Leave the camera in a cool location until the temperature goes
down.
Internal memory error
Turn the power off and then on again.
Reinsert the memory card.
The inserted memory card cannot be used in the camera. [Details]
The terminal section of the memory card is dirty.
The memory card is damaged.
This memory card is not formatted correctly.
The inserted memory card cannot be used in the camera. [Details]
This memory card may not be able to record or play images correctly.
The inserted memory card cannot be used in the camera. [Details]
Buffer overflow. Writing to the media was not completed in time.
If you use a memory card that has been recorded and erased repeatedly, or that was
formatted on a different camera, the data writing speed may be too slow. First back up any
data on the card to a computer, and then reformat the card before using it. [Details]
The writing speed of the memory card you are using is not sufficient for movie recordings.
Use a “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark2) media, or an
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SD card (Class 4 or faster).
The memory card is locked. Check the tab.
You are using the memory card with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the
LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position.
This is a read- only memory card.
The camera cannot record or delete images on this memory card.
Writing to the memory card was not completed correctly Recover data
Reinsert the memory card, and follow the instructions on the screen.
No images
No images that can be played back have been recorded in the internal memory.
No images that can be played back have been recorded in this folder of the memory card.
No still images
There are no 3D images that can be played back in [3D Viewing] mode.
The selected folder or date does not contain a file that can be played back in a slideshow.
File found which was not recognized
You tried to delete a folder containing a file that cannot be played on this camera. Delete the
file on a computer and then delete the folder.
Folder error. Cannot record to the selected folder. Please select a different folder.
A folder with the same first three digit number already exists on the memory card (for
example: 123MSDCF and 123ABCDE). Select another folder [Details], or create a new folder
[Details].
Cannot create more folders
The folder with a name beginning with “999” exists on the memory card. You cannot create
any folders if this is the case.
Empty folder contents
You tried to delete a folder containing one or more files. Delete all of the files and then delete
the folder.
Folder protected
You tried to delete a folder that is protected as read only on a computer.
File Error.
An error occurred while the image was playing back.
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No guarantees are made for playing back, on this camera, files containing images which were
processed on a computer or images which were shot using other cameras.
Read only folder
You have selected a folder that cannot be set as a recording folder on the camera. Select
another folder. [Details]
File protected
Release the protection. [Details]
Image size over limit
You are playing back an image with size that cannot be played back on the camera.
Unable to detect face for retouch
You may not be able to retouch the image depending on the image.
(Vibration warning indicator)
Camera shake may occur due to insufficient light. Use the flash, or mount the camera on a
tripod to secure the camera.
MP4 12M is not supported with this memory card.
MP4 6M is not supported with this memory card.
For recording movies, it is recommended that you use a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark2)
media, a “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media or an SD card (Class 4 or faster).
Turn the power off and on again
The lens malfunction.
Maximum number of images already selected.
Up to 10 files can be selected when using [TransferJet].
Up to 100 files can be selected when using [Multiple Images].
You can add
(Print order) marks to up to 999 files.
Error Playing Music
Delete the Music file, or replace it with a normal Music file.
Execute [Empty Music], then download a new Music file.
Error Formatting Music
Execute [Empty Music].
Operation cannot be executed in unsupported files.
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Processing and other editing functions of the camera cannot be performed on image files that
have been processed using a computer or images that were recorded with other cameras.
Preparing image database file. Please wait.
The camera restores the date information, etc., in cases where images have been deleted on
a PC, etc.
The necessary Image Database File is created after the memory card is formatted.
The number of images exceeds that for which date management in a database file by the
camera is possible. To register additional images in the Image Database File, delete images
in [Date View].
Inconsistencies found in image database file. Recover data.
AVCHD movies cannot be recorded or played because the Image Database File is corrupt.
Follow the on-screen instructions to recover the Image Database File.
It is not possible to record to the camera’s Image Database File or play back using [Date
View]. Use “PMB” to back up all images to a PC and use it to restore a memory card.
Image Database File error. Cannot recover data.
Import all of the images to the computer with “PMB”, and format the memory card or the
internal memory.
To view the images again with the camera, export the imported images to the camera with
“PMB”. [Details]
Recording function unavailable due to high internal temperature.
The camera temperature has risen. You cannot record images until the temperature has gone
down.
Recording has stopped due to increased camera temperature.
Recording has stopped due to a rise in temperature while recording a movie. Please wait until
the temperature goes down.
When you record movies for a long time, the camera temperature rises. In this case, stop
recording movies.
Connection failed
Check the TransferJet reception port and transfer data correctly. [Details]
Some files were not sent
Some files were not received
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Either communication was cut off during image transfer, or transfer was cut off because
device memory is full. Check the available memory capacity and try transferring data using
TransferJet again.
You may not be able to receive the image depending on the image.
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Precautions
Before Use
Shooting
Internal memory and memory card back up
Viewing
On database files
Do not use/store the camera in the following places
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
On carrying
On operating temperatures
On moisture condensation
Functions built into this camera
Changing settings
On image data compatibility
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Notes when playing movies on other devices
Notes on the LCD screen and lens
Printing
Internal memory and memory card back up
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Do not turn off the camera, remove the battery pack, or remove the memory card while the
access lamp is lit. Otherwise, the internal memory data or the memory card may be damaged. Be
sure to make a backup copy to protect your data.
On database files
When you insert a memory card without a database file into the camera and turn on the power,
part of the memory card capacity is used to automatically create a database file. It may take
some time until you can perform the next operation.
Do not use/store the camera in the following places
In an extremely hot, cold or humid place
In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become deformed and this
may cause a malfunction.
Under direct sunlight or near a heater
The camera body may become discolored or deformed, and this may cause a malfunction.
In a location subject to rocking vibration
Near strong magnetic place
In sandy or dusty places
Be careful not to let sand or dust get into the camera. This may cause the camera to
malfunction, and in some cases this malfunction cannot be repaired.
On carrying
Do not sit down in a chair or other place with the camera in the back pocket of your trousers
or skirt, as this may cause malfunction or damage the camera.
On operating temperatures
Your camera is designed for use under the temperatures between 0°C and 40°C (32°F and
104°F). Shooting in extremely cold or hot places that exceed this range is not recommended.
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On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, moisture may condense
inside or outside the camera. This moisture condensation may cause a malfunction of the
camera.
If moisture condensation occurs, turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the moisture
to evaporate. Note that if you attempt to shoot with moisture remaining inside the lens, you
will be unable to record clear images.
Functions built into this camera
This manual describes each of the functions of TransferJet-compatible/incompatible devices,
1080 60i-compatible devices and 1080 50i-compatible devices.
To check if your camera supports the TransferJet function, and whether it is a 1080 60icompatible device or 1080 50i-compatible device, check for the following marks on the bottom
of the camera.
TransferJet-compatible device:
(TransferJet)
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
In an airplane, make sure to turn off the camera following cabin announcements.
Do not watch 3D images shot with this camera for extended periods of time on 3D-compatible
monitors.
When you view 3D images shot with this camera on a 3D-compatible monitors, you may
experience discomfort in the form of eye strain, fatigue, or nausea. To prevent these
symptoms, we recommend that you take regular breaks.
However, you need to determine for yourself the length and frequency of breaks you require,
as they vary according to the individual. If you experience any type of discomfort, stop viewing
the 3D images until you feel better, and consult a physician as necessary. Also refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the device or software you have connected or are using
with this camera. Note that a child’s eyesight is still at the development stage (particularly
children below the age of 6). Consult a pediatrician or ophthalmologist before letting your
child view 3D images, and make sure he/she observes the above precautions when viewing
such images.
On image data compatibility
The camera conforms with DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) universal standard
established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).
Sony does not guarantee that the camera will play back images recorded or edited with other
equipment, or that other equipment will play back images recorded with the camera.
Notes when playing movies on other devices
This camera uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile for AVCHD format recording. Movies
recorded in AVCHD format with this camera cannot be played by the following devices.
Other devices compatible with AVCHD format that does not support High Profile
Devices incompatible with the AVCHD format
This camera also uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Main Profile for MP4 format recording. For this
reason, movies recorded in MP4 format with this camera cannot be played on devices other
than those that support MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
You can play a high-definition image quality (HD) disc only on AVCHD format playback
devices. A DVD player or DVD recorder cannot play back a disc recorded in high-definition
image quality (HD) because they are not compatible with the AVCHD format. In addition, if
you insert a high-definition image quality (HD) disc recorded in AVCHD format into a DVD
player or DVD recorder, you may not be able to eject the disc.
Notes on the LCD screen and lens
The LCD screen is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology so over 99.99%
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of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, some tiny black and/or bright dots
(white, red, blue or green) may appear on the LCD screen. These dots are a normal result of
the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording.
Exposing the LCD screen or the lens to direct sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions. Be careful when placing the camera near a window or outdoors.
Do not press against the LCD screen. The screen may be discolored and that may cause a
malfunction.
Images may trail across on the LCD screen in a cold location. This is not a malfunction.
Be careful not to bump the movable lens, and be careful not to apply force to it.
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battery
Operation Search
Before Use
On the internal rechargeable backup battery
Shooting
Viewing
Changing settings
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.
This rechargeable battery is continually charged as long as you are using the camera. However, if
you use the camera for only short periods, it discharges gradually, and if you do not use the
camera at all for about one month it becomes completely discharged. In this case, be sure to
charge this rechargeable battery before using the camera.
However, even if this rechargeable battery is not charged, you can still use the camera, but the
date and time will not be indicated.
Viewing images on a TV
Charging method of the internal rechargeable backup battery
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Using with your computer
Printing
Insert charged battery pack in the camera, and then leave the camera for 24 hours or more with
the power off.
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Battery pack
Before Use
Shooting
On charging the battery pack
Viewing
Effective use of the battery pack
Remaining battery charge
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
How to store the battery pack
On battery life
Compatible battery pack
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
On charging the battery pack
Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using the camera for the first time.
You can charge the battery pack even if it is not completely discharged. In addition, even if
the battery pack is not fully charged, you can use the partially charged capacity of the battery
pack as is.
We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to
30°C (50°F to 86°F). The battery pack may not be effectively charged in temperatures outside
this range.
Effective use of the battery pack
Battery performance decreases in low temperature surroundings. So in cold places, the
operational time of the battery pack is shorter. We recommend the following to ensure longer
battery pack use:
Put the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it up, and insert it in the
camera immediately before you start shooting.
(If there are any metal objects such as keys in your pocket, be aware of short-circuits.)
The battery pack will run out quickly if you use the flash or zoom frequently.
We recommend having spare battery packs handy for two times or three times the expected
shooting time, and making trial shots before taking the actual shots.
Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water-resistant.
Do not leave the battery pack in extremely hot places, such as in a car or under direct
sunlight.
You may not be able to turn on the camera or the battery pack may not be effectively charged
if the terminal section of the battery is dirty. In this case, wipe any dust off lightly using a soft
cloth or a cotton swab to clean the battery.
Remaining battery charge
A remaining charge indicator appears on the LCD screen.
A: High
B: Low
It takes about one minute until the correct remaining charge indicator appears.
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The remaining charge indicator may not be correct under certain circumstances.
When [Power Save] is set to [Standard] or [Stamina], if you do not operate the camera for a
certain period of time while the power is on, the LCD screen becomes dark, then the camera
turns off automatically (Auto power-off function).
How to store the battery pack
Fully discharge the battery pack before storing and store it in a cool, dry place. To maintain
the battery pack’s function, charge the battery pack and then fully discharge it on the camera
at least once a year while storing.
To use the battery pack up, leave the camera in slideshow playback mode until the power
goes off.
To prevent staining the terminal, short-circuiting, etc., be sure to use a plastic bag, etc. to
keep away from metal materials when carrying or storing.
On battery life
The battery life is limited. Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If
decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it
with a new one.
The battery life varies according to how it is stored and the operating conditions and
environment in which each battery pack is used.
Compatible battery pack
The NP-BN1 (supplied) can be used only in N type compatible Cyber-shot models.
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AC Adaptor
Before Use
Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
The supplied AC Adaptor is dedicated to this camera. Do not connect with other electronic
devices. Doing so may cause a malfunction. Also, make sure to use a genuine Sony AC
Adaptor.
If the Power/charge lamp of the camera flashes during charging, remove the battery pack
being charged, and then insert the same battery pack into the camera securely again. If the
Power/charge lamp flashes again, this may indicate a battery error or that a battery pack
other than the specified type has been inserted. Check that the battery pack is the specified
type. If the battery pack is the specified type, remove the battery pack, replace it with a new or
different one and check that the battery is charged correctly. If the battery is charged
correctly, a battery error may have occurred.
If the Power/charge lamp does not light even if the AC Adaptor is connected to the camera
and the wall outlet (wall socket), this indicates that the charging has stopped temporarily and
is on standby. Charging stops and enters standby status automatically when the temperature
is outside of the recommended operating temperature. When the temperature returns to the
appropriate range, charging resumes and the Power/charge lamp lights up again. We
recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C
(50°F to 86°F).
Using the supplied AC Adaptor, you can charge the battery pack inserted in the camera. In
addition, power supply via AC Adaptor in playback mode is also available. However, in
shooting mode, power supply via AC Adaptor is not available. You need an AC-LS5 AC
Adaptor (sold separately) and a VMC-MD3 Cable for multi-use terminals (sold separately) to
have a power supply from the wall outlet (wall socket) during shooting.
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Memory card
Before Use
Shooting
Memory card
Viewing
Note on using the memory card adaptor (sold separately)
“Memory Stick” media
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
When using a “Memory Stick Duo” media with standard sized “Memory Stick” media slot
Notes on using a “Memory Stick Micro” media (sold separately)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing settings
Memory card
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
The types of memory cards that can be used with the camera are “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media, “Memory Stick Duo” media, SD memory card,
SDHC memory card and SDXC memory card.
MultiMediaCard cannot be used.
In this User Guide, “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media and
“Memory Stick Duo” media are called “Memory Stick Duo” media and SD memory cards, SDHC
memory cards and SDXC memory cards are called SD cards.
“Memory Stick Duo” media of up to 32 GB and SD cards of up to 64 GB have been tested
and proven to operate with your camera.
When recording movies, it is recommended that you use the following memory cards:
(Mark2) (“Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark2) media)
(“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media)
SD card (Class 4 or faster)
Notes
To ensure stable operations of the memory card, we recommend that you use this camera
to format any memory card being used with this camera for the first time. Note that
formatting will erase all data recorded on the memory card. This data cannot be restored.
Be sure to backup any important data to a PC or other storage location.
If you repeatedly record/delete images, fragmentation of data may occur on the memory
card. Movies may not be able to be saved or recorded. In such a case, save your images to
a PC or other storage location, then [Format].
A memory card formatted with a computer is not guaranteed to operate with the camera.
Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the memory card and the
equipment used.
Data may be corrupted in the following cases:
When the memory card is removed or the camera is turned off during a read or write
operation
When the memory card is used in locations subject to static electricity or electrical noise
We recommend backing up important data.
Do not attach a label on the memory card itself nor on a memory card adaptor.
Do not touch the terminal section of the memory card with your hand or a metal object.
Do not strike, bend or drop the memory card.
Do not disassemble or modify the memory card.
Do not expose the memory card to water.
Do not leave the memory card within the reach of small children. They might accidentally
swallow it.
Insert a memory card that fits the memory card slot size. Otherwise, it will cause a
malfunction.
Do not use or store the memory card under the following conditions:
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High temperature locations such as the hot interior of a car parked in direct sunlight
Locations exposed to direct sunlight
Humid locations or locations with corrosive substances present
Note on using the memory card adaptor (sold separately)
When inserting a memory card into a memory card adaptor, make sure the memory card is
inserted facing in the correct direction, then insert it all the way in. Incorrect insertion may
result in a malfunction.
“Memory Stick” media
The types of “Memory Stick Duo” media that can be used with the camera are listed in the table
below. However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick Duo” media
functions.
“Memory Stick” media type
Recording/Playback
Memory Stick Duo (without MagicGate)
*1
Memory Stick Duo (with MagicGate)
*2
MagicGate Memory Stick Duo
*1*2
Memory Stick PRO Duo
*2*3
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
*2*3*4
*1 High-speed data transfer using a parallel interface is not supported.
*2 “Memory Stick Duo” media, “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media
and “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media are equipped with MagicGate functions. MagicGate is
copyright protection technology that uses encryption technology. Data recording/playback that
requires MagicGate functions cannot be performed with the camera.
*3 Movies recorded in AVCHD format, [MP4 12M] and [MP4 6M] size movies cannot be recorded to
“Memory Stick” media other than “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media or “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”
media.
*4 This camera does not support 8-bit parallel data transfer. It performs the same 4-bit parallel data
transfer as the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media or “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media.
When using a “Memory Stick Duo” media with standard sized “Memory
Stick” media slot
You can use the “Memory Stick Duo” media by inserting it into the “Memory Stick Duo” media
Adaptor (sold separately).
“Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor
Notes on using a “Memory Stick Micro” media (sold separately)
This product is compatible with “Memory Stick Micro” media (“M2”). “M2” is an abbreviation
for “Memory Stick Micro” media.
To use a “Memory Stick Micro” media with the camera, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick
Micro” media into an “M2” Adaptor as large as of Duo size. If you insert a “Memory Stick
Micro” media into the camera without an “M2” Adaptor as large as of Duo size, you might not
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be able to remove it from the camera.
Do not leave the “Memory Stick Micro” media within the reach of small children. They might
accidentally swallow it.
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On cleaning
Before Use
Shooting
Cleaning the LCD screen
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD cleaning kit (sold separately) to remove fingerprints, dust,
etc.
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Cleaning the lens
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the flash
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Clean the flash surface before use. The heat of flash emission may cause dirt on the flash
surface to become discolored or to stick to the flash surface, resulting in insufficient light
emission.
Cleaning the camera surface
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions/About this camera
Contents list
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, then wipe the surface
with a dry cloth. To prevent damage to the finish or casing:
Do not expose the camera to chemical products such as thinner, benzine, alcohol, disposable
cloths, insect repellent, sunscreen or insecticide.
Do not touch the camera with any of the above on your hand.
Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber or vinyl for a long time.
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movies > Number of still images
Operation Search
Before Use
Number of still images
Shooting
Viewing
The number of still images may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the memory card.
(Units: Images)
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Size
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Internal memory Memory card formatted with this camera
Approx. 19 MB
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
16M
3
335
670
1350
2700
5400
10M
4
430
860
1700
3450
7000
5M
7
730
1450
2950
5900
11500
VGA
98
9600
19000
38500
40000
40000
Printing
16:9(12M) 3
355
710
1400
2850
5700
Troubleshooting
16:9(2M)
2100
4250
8600
17000
34500
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Notes
When the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999”
indicator appears.
When an image shot with other cameras is played back on this camera, the image may not
appear in the actual image size.
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movies > Recordable time of movies
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Before Use
Recordable time of movies
Shooting
Viewing
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
The table below shows the approximate maximum recording times. These are the total times for
all movie files. The recordable time may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the
memory card.
(h (hour), m (minute))
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Quality/Size
Changing settings
Internal memory Memory card formatted with this camera
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
AVC HD 24M (FX) —
10m
(10m)
20m
(20m)
40m
(40m)
1h 30m 3h
(1h 30m) (3h)
AVC HD 17M (FH) —
10m
(10m)
30m
(30m)
1h
(1h)
2h
(2h)
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AVC HD 9M (HQ)
—
25m
(15m)
50m
(40m)
1h 45m 3h 35m 7h 20m
(1h 20m) (2h 45m) (5h 30m)
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MP4 12M
—
15m
40m
1h 20m
2h 45m
5h 30m
MP4 6M
—
35m
1h 15m 2h 40m
5h 20m
10h 50m
MP4 3M
—
1h 10m 2h 25m 4h 55m
9h 55m
20h
Viewing images on a TV
Approx. 19 MB
Using with your computer
Printing
Contents list
32 GB
4h 5m
(4h 5m)
The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable time.
Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes at one time. The maximum size of
an MP4-format movie file is up to approximately 2 GB.
Note
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.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > Using the camera abroad > Using the camera
abroad
Operation Search
Before Use
Using the camera abroad
Shooting
Viewing
You can use the AC Adaptor (supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is within
100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
Using 3D Functions
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Note
An electronic voltage transformer is unnecessary and its use may cause a malfunction.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > Using the camera abroad > On TV color systems
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On TV color systems
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To view movies shot using this camera on a television, the camera and television must use the
same color television system. Check the color TV system for the country or region where you are
using the camera.
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NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan,
Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey,
United Kingdom, Viet Nam, etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
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PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Greece, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > About this camera > Intelligent Pantilter
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Intelligent Pantilter
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Intelligent Pantilter (sold separately) allows you to take pictures automatically, by having the
camera detect people’s faces.
For details, see the operating instructions supplied with Intelligent Pantilter.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > About this camera > Carl Zeiss lens
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Carl Zeiss lens
Before Use
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The camera is equipped with a Carl 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 Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > About this camera > AVCHD format
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AVCHD format
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The AVCHD format has been developed for high-definition digital video cameras when recording
an HD (High-Definition) signal at the 1080i* 1 or 720p* 2 specification using high-efficiency
compression coding technology. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is adopted to compress video
data, and the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM system is used to compress audio data.
The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is capable of compressing images at higher efficiency than that
of the conventional image compressing format. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format enables a high
definition video signal shot on a digital video camera recorder to be recorded on 8 cm DVD discs,
hard disk drive, flash memory, memory card, etc.
Recording and playback on the camera
Based on the AVCHD format, your camera records with the high definition image quality (HD)
mentioned below.
Video signal* 3 :
1080 60i-compatible device
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1920×1080/60i, 1440×1080/60i
1080 50i-compatible device
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1920×1080/50i, 1440×1080/50i
Audio signal: Dolby Digital 2ch
Recording media: Memory card
*1 1080i specification
A high definition specification which utilizes 1,080 effective scanning lines and the interlace
system.
*2 720p specification
A high definition specification which utilizes 720 effective scanning lines and the progressive
system.
*3 Data recorded in AVCHD format other than the above mentioned cannot be played on your camera.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > About this camera > TransferJet standard
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TransferJet standard
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TransferJet communications conform to the standard given below.
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TransferJet standard:
Conforms to PCL Spec. Rev. 1.0
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Protocol Class Name (communication type):
SCSI Block Device Target
OBEX Push Server
OBEX Push Client
Use the “SCSI” communication protocol above when connecting to a TransferJet-compatible
device (sold separately). Or, use the “OBEX” communication protocol when sharing data
between cameras.
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > About this camera > License
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License
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Notes on the License
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“C Library”, “zlib” and “libjpeg” software are provided in the camera. We provide this software
based on license agreements with their owners of copyright. Based on requests by the owners of
copyright of these software applications, we have an obligation to inform you of the following.
Please read the following sections.
Read “license3.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English) of
“C Library”, “zlib” and “libjpeg” software.
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE
PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO
(i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”)
AND/OR
(ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A
PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO
PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO.
NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE
HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM
On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software
The software that is eligible for the following GNU General Public License (hereinafter referred to
as “GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public License (hereinafter referred to as “LGPL”) are included
in the camera.
This informs you that you have a right to have access to, modify, and redistribute source code
for these software programs under the conditions of the supplied GPL/LGPL.
Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it.
http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/
We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.
Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English) of
“GPL”, and “LGPL” software.
To view the PDF, Adobe Reader is needed. If it is not installed on your computer, you can
download it from the Adobe Systems web page:
http://www.adobe.com/
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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > Trademarks > Trademarks
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Trademarks
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The following marks are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
, “Cyber-shot,” “Memory Stick,”
, “Memory Stick PRO,”
, “Memory Stick Duo,”
, “Memory Stick PRO
Duo,”
, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,”
, “Memory Stick Micro,” “MagicGate,”
,
“BRAVIA,” “PhotoTV HD,” “DVDirect,” TransferJet and the TransferJet logo
“Blu-ray Disc™” and “Blu-ray™”are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
“AVCHD” and “AVCHD” logotype are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony
Corporation.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Microsoft, Windows, DirectX and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
Intel, Pentium and Intel Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
MultiMediaCard is a trademark of MultiMediaCard Association.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
The OBEX word mark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Infrared Data
Association (IrDA®).
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 are not used in all cases in this manual.
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