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Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about the camera.

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Before Use
How to use this User Guide How to use this User Guide Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen Names of parts List of icons displayed on the screen Using the strap Using the wrist strap Using the shoulder strap (sold separately) Using the control wheel

Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list

Using the control wheel Using the In-Camera Guide In-Camera Guide Shooting Tip
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Shooting
Shooting still images Shooting still images Zoom (Still images) Shooting movies Shooting movies Zoom (Movies) Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec) Setting REC mode

Printing Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list

List of mode dial functions Intelligent Auto Superior Auto Program Auto Aperture Priority Shutter Priority Manual Exposure Memory recall Movie Sweep Shooting Scene Selection Functions not available in some REC modes Using shooting functions Tracking focus DISP (Display Contents) Flash Mode Exposure Comp. Photo Creativity Drive Mode Using the Fn (Function) button Using the Control Ring
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Viewing
Viewing still images Viewing still images Playback zoom Image Index Deleting images Deleting images Viewing movies Viewing movies Viewing panoramic images

Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list

Scrolling panoramic images for display
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Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Shooting) Still shooting menu Image Size Aspect Ratio Quality Panorama: Size Panorama: Direction Drive Mode Flash Mode Focus Mode Autofocus Area Soft Skin Effect Smile/Face Detect. Auto Port. Framing ISO Metering Mode Flash Comp. White Balance DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Clear Image Zoom Digital Zoom Long Exposure NR High ISO NR AF Illuminator SteadyShot Color Space Shooting Tip List Write Date Scene Selection Memory recall Memory Still shooting menu items not available in some REC modes Movie shooting menu File Format Record Setting Image Size(Dual Rec) SteadyShot Audio Recording Wind Noise Reduct. Movie Movie shooting menu items not available in some REC modes Custom menu

Red Eye Reduction Grid Line Auto Review DISP Button(Monitor) Peaking Level Peaking Color Control Ring Control Ring Display Function Button Func. of Center Button Func. of Left Button Func. of Right Button MF Assist Focus Magnif. Time Face Priority Tracking Face Registration Custom menu items not available in some REC modes
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Using MENU items (Viewing)
Using MENU items (Viewing) Using MENU items (Viewing) Playback menu Still/Movie Select Delete Slide Show Image Index 3D Viewing Protect Specify Printing Picture Effect Volume Settings Playback Display Playback menu items that cannot be set in View Mode
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Changing settings
Changing settings Changing camera settings Memory Card Tool menu Format File Number Select REC Folder New Folder Recover Image DB Display Card Space Clock setup menu Date/Time Setup Area Setting Setup menu Menu start Mode Dial Guide LCD Brightness Power Saving Start Time HDMI Resolution CTRL FOR HDMI Upload Settings USB Connection USB LUN Setting USB Power Supply Audio signals Version Language Drop Sensor Demo Mode Initialize
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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 Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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Using with your computer
Recommended computer environment Recommended computer environment Using the software “PlayMemories Home” (Windows) Installing “PlayMemories Home” (Windows) Software for Mac “Image Data Converter” Installing “Image Data Converter” Importing images to a computer Connecting the camera to the computer Importing images to a computer To disconnect your camera from the computer Creating a disc of movies Selecting a method for creating a disc of movies Copying high-definition image quality (HD) movies on to DVD discs (AVCHD discs) Creating standard definition image quality (STD) DVD discs Creating Blu-ray discs
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Printing
Printing still images Printing still images
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Troubleshooting
If you have problems If you have problems Troubleshooting Battery pack and power Shooting still images/movies Viewing images Computers Memory card Printing Others Warning indicators and messages Self-diagnosis display Messages Situations this camera has difficulty handling Situations this camera has difficulty handling
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Precautions/About this camera
Precautions Precautions On the internal rechargeable backup battery Battery pack Charging the battery pack 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 Carl Zeiss lens AVCHD format License Trademarks Trademarks
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Contents list

Before Use
How to use this User Guide How to use this User Guide Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen Names of parts List of icons displayed on the screen Using the strap Using the wrist strap Using the shoulder strap (sold separately) Using the control wheel Using the control wheel Using the In-Camera Guide In-Camera Guide Shooting Tip
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Shooting
Shooting still images Shooting still images Zoom (Still images) Shooting movies Shooting movies Zoom (Movies) Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec) Setting REC mode List of mode dial functions Intelligent Auto Superior Auto Program Auto Aperture Priority Shutter Priority Manual Exposure Memory recall Movie Sweep Shooting Scene Selection Functions not available in some REC modes Using shooting functions Tracking focus DISP (Display Contents) Flash Mode Exposure Comp.

Photo Creativity Drive Mode Using the Fn (Function) button Using the Control Ring
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Viewing
Viewing still images Viewing still images Playback zoom Image Index Deleting images Deleting images Viewing movies Viewing movies Viewing panoramic images Scrolling panoramic images for display
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Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Shooting) Still shooting menu Image Size Aspect Ratio Quality Panorama: Size Panorama: Direction Drive Mode Flash Mode Focus Mode Autofocus Area Soft Skin Effect Smile/Face Detect. Auto Port. Framing ISO Metering Mode Flash Comp. White Balance DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Clear Image Zoom Digital Zoom Long Exposure NR High ISO NR AF Illuminator SteadyShot Color Space Shooting Tip List Write Date

Scene Selection Memory recall Memory Still shooting menu items not available in some REC modes Movie shooting menu File Format Record Setting Image Size(Dual Rec) SteadyShot Audio Recording Wind Noise Reduct. Movie Movie shooting menu items not available in some REC modes Custom menu Red Eye Reduction Grid Line Auto Review DISP Button(Monitor) Peaking Level Peaking Color Control Ring Control Ring Display Function Button Func. of Center Button Func. of Left Button Func. of Right Button MF Assist Focus Magnif. Time Face Priority Tracking Face Registration Custom menu items not available in some REC modes
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Using MENU items (Viewing)
Using MENU items (Viewing) Using MENU items (Viewing) Playback menu Still/Movie Select Delete Slide Show Image Index 3D Viewing Protect Specify Printing Picture Effect Volume Settings Playback Display Playback menu items that cannot be set in View Mode
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Changing settings
Changing settings

Changing camera settings Memory Card Tool menu Format File Number Select REC Folder New Folder Recover Image DB Display Card Space Clock setup menu Date/Time Setup Area Setting Setup menu Menu start Mode Dial Guide LCD Brightness Power Saving Start Time HDMI Resolution CTRL FOR HDMI Upload Settings USB Connection USB LUN Setting USB Power Supply Audio signals Version Language Drop Sensor Demo Mode Initialize
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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 Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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Using with your computer
Recommended computer environment Recommended computer environment Using the software “PlayMemories Home” (Windows) Installing “PlayMemories Home” (Windows) Software for Mac “Image Data Converter” Installing “Image Data Converter” Importing images to a computer Connecting the camera to the computer Importing images to a computer

To disconnect your camera from the computer Creating a disc of movies Selecting a method for creating a disc of movies Copying high-definition image quality (HD) movies on to DVD discs (AVCHD discs) Creating standard definition image quality (STD) DVD discs Creating Blu-ray discs
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Printing
Printing still images Printing still images
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Troubleshooting
If you have problems If you have problems Troubleshooting Battery pack and power Shooting still images/movies Viewing images Computers Memory card Printing Others Warning indicators and messages Self-diagnosis display Messages Situations this camera has difficulty handling Situations this camera has difficulty handling
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Precautions/About this camera
Precautions Precautions On the internal rechargeable backup battery Battery pack Charging the battery pack 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 Carl Zeiss lens AVCHD format

License Trademarks Trademarks
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How to use this User Guide
Selecting a topic to display Searching a topic by keyword Returning to a previous page Printing out a page Marks and notations used in this User Guide This User Guide explains how to use each function of the camera, how to change settings, and how to troubleshoot a problem. The images used as examples in this User Guide are reproduced images, and are not actual images shot using this camera.

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.

Descriptions appear in the right pane.

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.

Searching a topic by keyword
Enter the keyword in the search window, then click the [Search] button.

Returning to a previous page
Use the browser’s back button to return to a previously viewed page, or use the breadcrumb trail navigation (A) to display the desired page.

Printing out a page
Click the [Print] button to print out the page you are viewing.

Marks and notations used in this User Guide
In this User Guide, the sequence of operations is shown by arrows ( Operate the camera in the order indicated. ) (A).

Icons in the operating procedure sentences appear when the camera is in its default settings. The default setting is indicated by . indicates information that is useful to know.

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Top page > Before Use > Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen > Names of parts Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Shutter button Mode dial For shooting: W/T (zoom) lever For viewing: Index/Playback zoom lever Self-timer lamp/Smile Shutter lamp/AF illuminator Power/Charge lamp ON/OFF (Power) button Flash Do not cover the flash with your fingers. When using the flash, the flash pops up automatically. Microphone Hook for strap Control Ring Lens Speaker

Names of parts

Light sensor LCD screen Fn (Function) button MOVIE (Movie) button Micro USB connector MENU button Control wheel (Playback) button / (In-Camera Guide/Delete) button

Battery insertion slot Battery eject lever Tripod socket hole Access lamp Memory card slot HDMI micro jack 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 Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 List of shooting mode icons List of viewing mode icons Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate camera status. You can change the screen display using on the control wheel.

List of icons displayed on the screen

List of shooting mode icons

Display

Indication Shooting mode Memory recall Memory card/Upload

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Number of recordable images Aspect ratio of still images

20M/18M/17M/13M/10M/7.5M/6.5M/5.0M/4.2M/3.7M/3.2M/VGA

Image size of still images Image quality of still images Frame rate of movies Recording mode of movies Battery charge remaining Low battery warning Scene Recognition icon Scene Selection Overlay icon Flash charge in progress AF Illuminator Does not record sound during movie recording

Wind Noise Reduction SteadyShot SteadyShot warning Drop sensor off Write Date Control Ring function Control wheel function Overheating warning Database file full/Database file error Clear Image Zoom Digital Zoom Buffer writing CAPTURE Importing still images Still image recording unavailable Spot metering circle C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display Level

Display

Indication Drive Mode Metering Mode Flash Mode/Red Eye Reduction Flash compensation Focus Mode 7500K A5 G5 White Balance Autofocus Area DRO/Auto HDR Soft Skin Effect Creative Style Face detection/Smile Shutter Picture Effect Auto Port. Framing

Smile Detection Sensitivity indicator

Display

Indication

Tracking focus Tracking focus guide

REC 0:12

Recording time of the movie (m:s) Focus status

1/250 F3.5 ±0.0 ±0.0 ISO400

Shutter speed Aperture value Metered manual Exposure compensation ISO number AE lock Shutter speed indicator Aperture indicator Histogram

List of viewing mode icons

Display

Indication Memory card/Upload View Mode

100-0003

Folder-file number Aspect ratio of still images

20M/18M/17M/13M/10M/7.5M/6.5M/5.0M/4.2M/3.7M/3.2M/VGA

Image size of still images Image quality of still images Frame rate of movies Recording mode of movies File Format Protect Print order (DPOF) Battery charge remaining Low battery warning Overheating warning Database file full/Database file error Auto Port. Framing image

Display

Indication Picture Effect error Auto HDR image error

1/250 F3.5 ISO400 2012-1-1 10:37 AM 3/7

Shutter speed Aperture value ISO number Recorded date/time of the playback image Image number/Number of images recorded in selected View Mode

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Using the wrist strap
Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped.

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Using the shoulder strap (sold separately)
Use the shoulder strap adapters (supplied) for attaching the shoulder strap (sold separately). 1. Attach the shoulder strap adapters to the hook for strap (two places). 2. Attach the shoulder strap (sold separately) to the shoulder strap adapters.

Notes Shoulder strap is sold separately.

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Top page > Before Use > Using the control wheel > Using the control wheel Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 following functions are located on the up/down/right/left side of the control wheel: (Display

Using the control wheel
Moving the selection frame on the MENU screen, etc. Selecting an image to be played back

Contents), (Flash Mode), / (Exposure Comp./Photo Creativity), / (Drive Mode). You can on the control wheel. also assign the desired function to the right/left button or Press the control wheel toward each icon to enter the setup screen for each function. Turn the control wheel or press the up/down/right/left side of the wheel following the screen to move the selection frame. in the center of the control wheel to set the selected item. Press

Moving the selection frame on the 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.

Related Topic Func. of Center Button Func. of Left Button Func. of Right Button

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In-Camera Guide
1. Press the MENU button. 2. Select the desired MENU item using / on the control wheel.

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Top page > Before Use > Using the In-Camera Guide > Shooting Tip Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer To access all shooting tips Printing Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list Related Topic Shooting Tip List You can display all shooting tips by MENU 5 [Shooting Tip List]. Use [Shooting Tip List] when you want to refer to the shooting tip you have seen before again.

Shooting Tip
The camera displays shooting tips for the shooting mode selected. 1. Press / (In-Camera Guide) button in shooting mode. / / . / . on the control wheel, then press .

2. Select the desired shooting tip using The shooting tip is displayed. You can scroll the screen using

You can refer to the other shooting tips using

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Top page > Shooting > Shooting still images > Shooting still images Before Use Shooting Viewing 1. Set the mode dial to 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 2. Hold the camera steady as illustrated. Do not cover the flash with your fingers. (Intelligent Auto).

Shooting still images

3. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the indicator (

or

) lights.

Focus indicator lights: Image is in the focus. lights: Image is in the focus. The focused position will change to suit the motion of the subject. lights: The camera is in the progress of focusing. flashes: The focusing is failed. The shortest shooting distance is approximately 5 cm (0.16 ft) (W), 55 cm (1.8 ft) (T) (from the lens). 4. Press the shutter button fully down.

Do not cover part (A), shown in the illustration. When using the flash, the flash (B) pops up automatically. If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on When the camera cannot focus automatically, the focus indicator flashes and the beep does not sound. Either recompose the shot or change the focus setting. [Details] 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 Image Size

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Top page > Shooting > Shooting still images > Zoom (Still images) Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes Zoom is locked to the W side in [Sweep Shooting] mode.

Zoom (Still images)
Available zoom Zoom scale Enlarge images with the W/T (zoom) lever when shooting. The camera’s optical zoom function can enlarge images up to 3.6×. Optical zoom allows you to enlarge an image without deteriorating its original quality. 1. Set the camera to shooting mode. 2. Turn the W/T (zoom) lever. Turn the lever to the T side to zoom in, or to the W side to zoom out.

Available zoom
The camera achieves a high magnification zoom scale by combining zoom methods. The icon and zoom bar on the screen change in accordance with the zoom you use.

Optical zoom range A: Optical zoom The camera’s optical zoom function can enlarge images up to 3.6×. Zoom range other than optical zoom B: Zoom with the original image quality When [Image Size] is set to other than [L], you can shoot still images with no deterioration in the original image quality, even if the optical zoom scale exceeds 3.6× magnification, by trimming image processing. C: ( ) [Clear Image Zoom] Zoom with close to the original image quality [Details] D: ( ) [Digital Zoom] Less than the original image quality [Details]

Operation A Using optical zoom only

Settings [Image Size]: [L] [Clear Image Zoom]: [Off] [Digital Zoom]: [Off] [Image Size]: Other than [L] [Clear Image Zoom]: [Off] [Digital Zoom]: [Off]

Zoom bar

Zooming images B without deterioration Shooting clear images using [Clear

C

Image Zoom] (close to the original image quality)

[Clear Image Zoom]: [On] [Digital Zoom]: [Off]

Zooming to the D maximum zoom range

[Clear Image Zoom]: [On] [Digital Zoom]: [On] [Clear Image Zoom] may not be available for some settings. [Details]

Zoom scale
The supported zoom scales are different depending on the settings or the image size. The table below summarizes the zoom scales when [Clear Image Zoom] and [Digital Zoom] are set to [On], and [Aspect Ratio] is set to [3:2].

Operation Image Size B: Zoom by range without deterioration C: Zoom with [Clear Image Zoom] (including 3.6× optical [On] zoom) 3.6× 5.1× 7.2× 7.2× 10× 14× D: Zoom with maximum zoom scale *1 14× 20× 28×

A: Optical zoom

L: 20M M: 10M S: 5.0M

3.6× 3.6× 3.6×

*1 The maximum zoom scale is the total zoom magnification that can be achieved when zoom scale without deterioration (including 3.6× optical zoom), [Clear Image Zoom] and [Digital Zoom] are used in combination. The maximum zoom scale varies depending on the settings. *2 When [Image Size] is set to [VGA], [Digital Zoom] is limited; the maximum zoom scale is 54×.

Notes The default setting for [Clear Image Zoom] is [Off]. [Details] The default setting for [Digital Zoom] is [Off]. Set [Digital Zoom] to [On] to enlarge images even with deterioration. [Details] The default setting for [Image Size] is [L]. To change the zoom scale, change [Image Size]. [Details] Zoom functions other than the optical zoom are not available when shooting in the following situations: When the Smile Shutter function is activated When [Drive Mode] is set to [Self-portrait] When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] The Face Detection function does not operate when you use other than the optical zoom.

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Top page > Shooting > Shooting movies > Shooting movies Before Use Shooting Viewing 1. Set the mode dial to 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 (Intelligent Auto). To adjust the shutter speed and aperture value to the desired settings, set the mode dial to (Movie).

Shooting movies

2. Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to start recording.

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 dial. Notes If you use a function such as zoom while shooting a movie, the sound of the camera operating will be recorded. 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 (Movies) Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec) Movie

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Zoom (Movies)
Enlarge images with the W/T (zoom) lever when shooting. The camera’s optical zoom function can enlarge images up to 3.6×. Optical zoom allows you to enlarge an image without deteriorating its original quality. 1. Set the camera to shooting mode. 2. Turn the W/T (zoom) lever. Turn the lever to the T side to zoom in, or to the W side to zoom out.

Available zoom
When zooming, you can exceed the 3.6× optical zoom. During movie shooting, the digital zoom always operates when the zoom scale exceeds 3.6×, even if [Digital Zoom] is set to [Off]. The camera can enlarge images up to 14×.

Optical zoom range Optical zoom: The camera’s optical zoom function can enlarge images up to 3.6×. Zoom range other than optical zoom [Digital Zoom]: Less than original image quality [Details] Notes [Clear Image Zoom] is not available while recording movies. The camera zooms slowly while recording movies.

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Top page > Shooting > Shooting movies > Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec) Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 2. Press the shutter button. A still image is recorded. The number of recordable still images (A) appears on the screen when you press the shutter button halfway down.

Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
You can shoot still images while recording a movie. The camera keeps recording the movie even when you shoot still images. 1. Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to start recording a movie.

3. Press the MOVIE button to stop recording the movie. Notes When [Record Setting] is set to [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)], you cannot use the Dual Rec. The sound of the shutter button operating may be recorded. Flash is not available for shooting still images during movie recording. The size of still image that can be shot while recording a movie varies depending on the movie recording setting. For details, see “Image Size(Dual Rec).” [Details] When shooting using Smile Shutter, the shutter releases automatically each time the camera detects a smiling face. When the mode dial is set to Shutter. (Movie) and you are not recording a movie, you cannot use Smile (still image recording unavailable) indicator

When Dual Rec recording is unavailable, the appears on the screen.

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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > List of mode dial functions Before Use Shooting Viewing 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

List of mode dial functions
Set the mode dial to the desired function.

(Intelligent Auto) (Superior Auto)

Allows you to shoot still images with the settings adjusted automatically.

Allows you to shoot still images in higher quality than with Intelligent Auto mode.

(Program Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value (F value)). Also you can select various settings using the menu. Auto) (Aperture Priority) (Shutter Priority) (Manual Exposure) (Memory recall) Allows you to adjust the focus range or degree of background defocus.

Allows you to shoot fast-moving subjects etc., by manually adjusting the shutter speed. Allows you to shoot after manually adjusting the exposure (both the shutter speed and the aperture (F value)). Allows you to shoot an image after recalling often-used modes or numeric settings registered in advance.

(Movie) Allows you to change the setting for movie recording. (Sweep Shooting) (Scene Selection) Allows you to shoot a panoramic image after composing the image.

Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.

Related Topic Intelligent Auto Superior Auto Program Auto

Aperture Priority Shutter Priority Manual Exposure Memory recall Movie Sweep Shooting Scene Selection

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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Intelligent Auto Before Use Shooting Viewing 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

Intelligent Auto
Scene Recognition Features of Auto shooting modes Allows you to shoot still images with the settings adjusted automatically. 1. Set the mode dial to (Intelligent Auto).

2. Shoot with the shutter button.

Scene Recognition
Scene Recognition operates in [Intelligent Auto] 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 screen differs depending on whether the camera recognizes a scene or condition. If the camera recognizes a scene, icons and guides such as (Portrait), (Landscape), (Baby), (Macro), (Night Portrait), (Spotlight) or (Night Scene), (Backlight Portrait), (Backlight), (Low Brightness) are displayed on the first line. If the

(Move) or (Walk) are displayed on the camera recognizes a condition, icons such as (Tripod), second line. The camera may recognize both a scene and condition, or just one. Notes Scene Recognition function does not operate when you use zoom functions other than the optical zoom. These scenes may not be recognized depending on the situation. If the environment causes vibrations to be transferred to the camera even when the camera is fixed to a tripod, (Tripod) condition may not be recognized. (Night Scene) condition are recognized at Sometimes a slow shutter results when (Tripod) and the same time. Keep the camera still during shooting.

Features of Auto shooting modes
In [Superior Auto] mode, the camera shoots a higher-quality image than in [Intelligent Auto] mode. The camera also shoots multiple images based on the recognized scene, then creates a composite of the multiple images (Overlay shooting). [Program Auto] mode allows you to change various shooting settings, such as the white balance or ISO settings.

REC Mode When to use (Intelligent Auto) Use when you want the camera to automatically recognize the shooting conditions and shoot some images continuously. Use when you shoot images under difficult conditions, such as low light or backlit scenes.

(Superior Auto)

Use when you want to shoot a higher-quality image than in mode.

(Intelligent Auto)

(Program Auto)

Use when you want to shoot using customized shooting settings with the exposure (both the shutter speed and the aperture value) adjusted automatically.

Notes In [Intelligent Auto] mode, you may be unable to shoot low light or backlit scenes clearly. In [Superior Auto] mode, it takes some time to record an image, because the camera overlays the images.

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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Superior Auto Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 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.

Superior Auto
The camera combines Scene Recognition and high-quality image technology to automatically shoot images with the optimal settings. For details on the Scene Recognition function, see “Scene Recognition.” [Details] 1. Set the mode dial to (Superior Auto).

2. 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 noise.

: Scene Recognition Night Scene Night Portrait Backlight Backlight Portrait Landscape Macro Portrait Baby Spotlight Low Brightness Tripod Move : Overlaying processing Hand-held Twilight Anti Motion Blur Backlight Correction HDR The camera automatically selects an overlaying mode based on the recognized scene, and (overlay) appears on the screen.

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 Mode] to [Flash Off] to achieve the optimal effect of the overlaid images. When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the camera does not overlay the images.

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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Program Auto Before Use Shooting Viewing 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

Program Auto
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. 1. Set the mode dial to (Program Auto).

2. Shoot with the shutter button.

Program shift
You can change the aperture (F value) and shutter speed combination while keeping the exposure fixed when flash is set to [Flash Off]. 1. Turn the control wheel. “ ” on the screen changes to “ ” and the shooting mode changes to program shift.

2. Turn the control wheel to select the aperture (F value) and shutter speed combination. 3. Shoot with the shutter button. To cancel program shift, turn the control wheel to return the indication to “ ”.

Notes According to the brightness of the environment, the program shift may not be used. Set the mode dial to the one other than “ ” or turn off the power to cancel the setting you made. When the brightness changes, the aperture (F value) and shutter speed also change while maintaining the shift amount. When [Flash Mode] setting is changed, program shift is canceled.

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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Aperture Priority Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 You can select an aperture (F value) from F1.8 to F11. (When you turn the W/T (zoom) lever to the T side, the minimum aperture (F value) will increase.) The shutter speed is automatically adjusted from 1/2000 seconds to 8 seconds. 3. Shoot with the shutter button. About aperture priority

Aperture Priority
Allows you to adjust the focus range or degree of background defocus. 1. Set the mode dial to (Aperture Priority).

2. Turn the control wheel to select the aperture (F value).

The lower the aperture (F value), the wider the hole that lets light pass through. The depth of focus decreases, and everything except objects within a narrow range of distance will be out of focus. This is good for portraits, etc.

The higher the aperture (F value), the smaller the hole that lets light pass through. Both objects relatively close and far away from the lens will appear sharp. This is good for landscapes, etc. Notes If the proper exposure is not obtained after making the settings, the setting value indicators on the screen flash. You can shoot in this condition, but we recommend that you adjust the flashing values again. The brightness of the image displayed on the screen may differ from the actual recorded image.

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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Shutter Priority Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 You can select a shutter speed from 1/2000 seconds to 30 seconds. 3. Shoot with the shutter button. About shutter speed

Shutter Priority
You can shoot still images after adjusting the shutter speed manually. 1. Set the mode dial to (Shutter Priority).

2. Turn the control wheel to select the shutter speed value.

When you set the shutter speed faster, moving objects such as running people, cars or splashing water, etc., appear stopped.

When you set the shutter speed slower, the traces of moving objects such as a river current etc., appear. You can shoot more natural live action images. Notes When the shutter speed is fast, the amount of flash light may be insufficient even if you fire the flash. If the proper exposure is not obtained after making the settings, the setting value indicators on the screen flash. You can shoot in this condition, but we recommend that you adjust the flashing values again. Shutter speed of 0.4 seconds or longer is indicated by [˝], for example, 0.4˝. When you set the shutter speed slower, using a tripod is recommended to prevent the effects of vibration. If you select slow shutter speeds, it takes time to process the data.

Related Topic

Functions not available in some REC modes Still shooting menu items not available in some REC modes

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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Manual Exposure Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Control wheel Feature Moving items Shutter speed or aperture (F value) settings

Manual Exposure
BULB You can shoot at your favorite exposure by manually setting the shutter speed and aperture value. 1. Set the mode dial to 2. Press (Manual Exposure).

on the control wheel to select the shutter speed or aperture (F value).

Each time you press the center of the control wheel, the item to be set will change. 3. Turn the control wheel to select a value.

Select a shutter speed from 1/2000 seconds to 30 seconds. You can also shoot in [BULB] mode. When zoom is set fully to W, you can select an aperture of F1.8 or F11. When zoom is set fully to T, you can select an aperture of F4.9 or F11. 4. Press the shutter button to shoot the image. Setting the shutter speed and aperture (F value) The difference between the value you set and the proper exposure judged by the camera appears as a metered manual (MM) value on the screen.

A: Shutter speed value B: Aperture value C: Metered manual (MM) If you set the exposure value toward +, the images become brighter; toward –, the images become darker. “0” indicates the appropriate exposure as analyzed by the camera. Shutter speed of 0.4 seconds or longer is indicated by [”], for example, 0.4”. When you set the shutter speed slower, using a tripod is recommended to prevent the effects of vibration. If you select slow shutter speeds, it takes time to process the data. Notes [ISO AUTO] cannot be selected for [ISO] in [Manual Exposure] mode. If proper exposure is not obtained by your settings, the setting value indicators on the screen will flash. You can shoot in this condition, but exposure readjustment is recommended.

BULB
You can shoot trails with long exposure. [BULB] is suitable for shooting trails of light, such as fireworks. 1. Set the mode dial to 2. Press (Manual Exposure).

on the control wheel to select shutter speed.

3. Turn the control wheel counterclockwise until [BULB] is indicated.

4. Press the shutter button halfway down to adjust the focus. 5. Press and hold the shutter button for the duration of the shooting. As long as the shutter button is pressed, the shutter remains open. Notes Since the shutter speed becomes slow and the camera shake tends to occur more easily, it is recommended that you use a tripod. The longer the exposure time, the more conspicuous the noise on the image. After shooting, noise reduction (Long Exposure NR) will be done for the same amount of time that the shutter was open. You cannot do any further shooting during the reduction. When the [Smile Shutter] or [Auto HDR] function is activated, you cannot set the shutter speed to [BULB]. If the [Smile Shutter] or [Auto HDR] function is used with the shutter speed set to [BULB], the shutter speed is temporarily set to 30 seconds.

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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Memory recall Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes Register shooting settings in advance by [Memory]. [Details] If you set (Memory recall) after completing the shooting settings, the registered settings are given priority and the original settings may become invalid. Check the indicators on the screen before shooting.

Memory recall
Allows you to shoot an image after recalling often-used modes or camera settings registered in advance. 1. Set the mode dial to 2. Press / (Memory recall).

on the control wheel or turn the control wheel to select the desired number

If you want to select another number, press the MENU button and select the desired number.

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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Movie Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (Aperture Priority) Sets the aperture value manually. (Program Auto) The camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture value) automatically, but you can set other settings and the settings will be retained.

Movie
You can set the shutter speed and aperture value to your desired settings while recording movies. 1. Set the mode dial to 2. Select the desired mode (Movie). on the control wheel.

When [Mode Dial Guide] is set to [Off], the mode selection screen does not appear. If you want to select another mode, press the MENU button and select the desired mode.

(Shutter Sets the shutter speed manually. Priority) (Manual Exposure) Sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture value) manually.

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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Sweep Shooting Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 1. Set the mode dial to (Sweep Shooting).

Sweep Shooting
Allows you to create a panoramic image from composite images.

2. Align the camera with the end of the subject to be shot and press the shutter button fully.

A: This part will not be recorded. 3. Pan the camera to the end of the guide (B), following the indicator on the screen.

Tips for shooting a panoramic image Pan the camera in an arc at a constant velocity in the direction indicated on the screen. Subjects at rest are more suited for panoramic shots than moving subjects. Radius as short as possible. Vertical direction

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 a 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 panoramic image. Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part will not be recorded smoothly. 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 the AE/AF locked angle and shoot again. You cannot create panoramic images in the following situations: You pan the camera too quickly or too slowly. There is too much camera shake.

Related Topic Scrolling panoramic images for display Panorama: Size Panorama: Direction Functions not available in some REC modes Still shooting menu items not available in some REC modes

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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Scene Selection Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting (Portrait) Precautions/About this camera Contents list Allows you to shoot indoor shots without using the flash to reduce subject blur. Allows you to blur backgrounds and sharpen the subject. Expresses skin tones softly.

Scene Selection
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene. 1. Set the mode dial to 2. Select the desired mode (Scene Selection). on the control wheel.

When [Mode Dial Guide] is set to [Off], the mode selection screen does not appear. If you want to select another [Scene Selection] mode, select from MENU.

(Anti Motion Blur)

Allows you to shoot a moving subject at a fast shutter speed so that the subject looks as if it is standing still. The camera shoots images continuously while the shutter button is pressed. (Sports Action)

Allows you to shoot images of your pet with the best settings.

(Pet)

Allows you to shoot food arrangements in delicious and bright colors.

(Gourmet)

Allows you to shoot a flower or other small item from close up.

(Macro)

Allows you to shoot the entire range of scenery in sharp focus with vivid colors.

(Landscape)

Allows you to shoot the reds of the sunset or sunrise beautifully.

(Sunset)

Allows you to shoot night scenes without losing the dark atmosphere.

(Night Scene)

Allows you to shoot night scenes with less noise without using a tripod. A burst of shots are taken, and image processing is applied to reduce subject blur, camera shake, and noise. (Handheld Twilight)

Allows you to shoot sharp images of people with a night view in the background.

(Night Portrait)

Allows you to record fireworks in all their splendor.

(Fireworks)

Allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions, reducing blur.

(High Sensitivity)

Notes When you shoot images using (Night Scene), (Night Portrait) or (Fireworks) modes, the shutter speed is slower and the images tend to blur. To prevent blurring, the use of a tripod is recommended.

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Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Functions not available in some REC modes Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (Intelligent Auto) (Superior Auto) (Program Auto) (Aperture Priority) (Shutter Priority) (Manual Exposure) (Movie) (Sweep Shooting) — — — — * Flash Mode Smile/Face Detect. Tracking focus Exposure Comp. — Photo Creativity

Functions not available in some REC modes
Functions available in REC modes Functions available in [Scene Selection] In the table below, a check mark indicates a function that can be changed, while — indicates function that cannot be changed. The icons below [Flash Mode] and [Drive Mode] indicate the available modes. When the shooting modes below are registered and recalled in (Memory recall), the conditions for whether settings can be changed or not remain the same as in the table below.

Functions available in REC modes

Drive Mode









— — —

* Exposure value can be set from –2.0EV to +2.0EV.

Functions available in [Scene Selection]

Flash Mode (Portrait) (Anti Motion Blur) (Sports Action) (Pet) (Gourmet) (Macro)

Smile/Face Detect.

Tracking focus

Drive Mode

Exposure Comp. —

*



— — — — —

(Landscape) (Sunset) (Night Scene) (Hand-held Twilight) (Night Portrait) (Fireworks) (High Sensitivity)
* Smile Shutter cannot be selected.

— — — * — — — — — — —

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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > Tracking focus Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 2. Place the target frame over the subject you want to focus on, and press Tracking begins. 3. Press the shutter button to shoot the image. 4. To cancel tracking focus before shooting, press 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 screen, when it shows up on the screen again, the camera focuses on the registered face. When a specified face is registered in the camera’s memory and you use the Smile Shutter function, the camera searches only for that face’s smile. When tracking a face, the subject’s body will be tracked when the subject’s face does not appear on the screen. You can set whether to give priority to a tracked face using [Face Priority Tracking]. [Details] Notes Tracking focus is not available in the following situations: When using zoom functions other than optical zoom When [Focus Mode] is set to [Manual Focus] When [Autofocus Area] is set to [Flexible Spot] 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. again. .

Tracking focus
The camera tracks the subject and adjusts the focus automatically even when the subject is moving. 1. Press on the control wheel. The target frame appears.

Related Topic Smile/Face Detect. Face Priority Tracking Functions not available in some REC modes

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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > DISP (Display Contents) Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Graphic Display Shows basic shooting information. Graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture value.

DISP (Display Contents)
Displaying histogram 1. Press (Display Contents) on the control wheel, then select a desired mode. 1 [DISP Button(Monitor)]. Selectable modes can be set using MENU

In shooting mode

Shows recording information.

Display All Info.

Does not show recording information.

No Disp. Info.

Displays an indicator guide showing the angle of inclination of the camera to the left or right side. When the camera is held on a level, this indicator guide appears green.

Level

Displays the luminance distribution graphically (histogram). This mode can be set by selecting MENU 1 [DISP Button(Monitor)] [Histogram].

Histogram

In playback mode

Shows recording information.

Display Info.

Displays the histogram and recording information.

Histogram

Does not show recording information.

No Disp. Info.

Graphic display The graphic display shows the shutter speed and the aperture value graphically in the picture, so that you can easily understand the exposure system. The shutter speed indicator bar and the aperture value indicator bar show the current values. A: Shutter speed B: Aperture value

Displaying 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. Select MENU

1

[DISP Button(Monitor)].

2. Check [Histogram], then press MENU button.

3. Press

(Display Contents) repeatedly in shooting mode to display histogram.

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 Shooting in [Sweep Shooting] mode or viewing panoramic images 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 Mode Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (Slow Sync.) (Rear Sync.) (Autoflash) (Fillflash) Flash automatically operates in dark locations or when there is a backlight. Flash always operates. Flash always operates. The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot background that is out of flash light. Flash operates before exposure is completed every time you trigger the shutter. Rear Sync shooting allows you to shoot a natural image of the trail of a moving subject, such as a moving car or a walking person. (Flash Off) Flash does not operate.

Flash Mode
You can also change [Flash Mode] using MENU. 1. Press (Flash Mode) on the control wheel.

2. Select the desired mode with the control wheel.

When “White circular spots” appear in flash photos These spots are 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.

How can the “White circular spots” be reduced? Light the room and shoot the subject without flash. Select (Anti Motion Blur) or automatically selected.) (High Sensitivity) mode in [Scene Selection]. ([Flash Off] is

Notes The flash strobes twice. The first flash adjusts the light quantity. While charging the flash, flashes. After charging is completed, the flashing icon will light up. When using the flash, the flash pops up automatically. Do not cover the flash with your fingers. You cannot use the flash when [Drive Mode] is set to [Self-timer(Cont)] or [Bracket: Cont.]. 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, shoot away from the subject or set the zoom to T and shoot with the flash again.

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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > Exposure Comp. Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 A: Overexposure (too much light) B: Correct exposure C: Underexposure (too little light) When the image shot is overexposed, adjust [Exposure Comp.] to the minus side. When the image shot is underexposed, adjust [Exposure Comp.] to the plus side. 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.

Exposure Comp.
You can adjust the exposure manually in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV. 1. Press the / (Exposure Comp.) on the control wheel.

2. Select the desired value using the control wheel. Adjusting the exposure for better looking images

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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > Photo Creativity Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (Bkground Defocus) Adjusts the intensity of Background Defocus. (Brightness) (Color) (Vividness) (Picture Effect) Adjusts brightness. Adjusts color. Adjusts vividness. Shoots a still image with original texture according to the desired effect.

Photo Creativity
[Photo Creativity] is a mode that allows you to operate the camera intuitively, using unusual screen display. When the shooting mode is set to (Intelligent Auto) or (Superior Auto), you can change the settings easily and shoot images. 1. Set the mode dial to 2. Press / (Intelligent Auto) or (Superior Auto).

(Photo Creativity) on the control wheel.

3. Select the desired item with the control wheel.

4. Change the settings with the control wheel. You can combine some settings by repeating steps 3 and 4. To reset the changed settings to the default settings, press the / (Bkground Defocus), (Picture Effect) is set to .

(In-Camera Guide) button.

(Brightness), (Color) and (Vividness) are set to [AUTO], and

5. When shooting still images: Shoot with the shutter button. When recording movies: Press the MOVIE button to start recording. Notes When you record movies in [Photo Creativity] mode, you can only select [Bkground Defocus] while recording. If you switch the camera mode to [Intelligent Auto] mode, [Superior Auto] mode or turn off the camera, the settings you changed revert to the default settings. When you set [Photo Creativity] in [Superior Auto] mode, overlaying images are disabled.

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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > Drive Mode Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (Single Shooting) (Cont. Shooting) (Spd Priority Cont.) (Selftimer) The camera shoots a single image without using the self-timer. The camera shoots continuous images while the shutter button is pressed. Shoots images continuously at high speed while you press and hold down the shutter button. Focus and brightness settings of the first shot are used for the following shots. Sets the self-timer to a 10-second or 2-second delay. When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and a beep sounds until the shutter operates. To cancel, press / again. 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.

Drive Mode
Automatic shooting with Self-portrait timer You can set a drive mode, such as continuous, self-timer, or bracket shooting. You can select the [Drive Mode] also from MENU. 1. Press / (Drive Mode) on the control wheel.

2. Select the desired mode with the control wheel. / if the selected mode has such options. Select detailed settings using

(Selfportrait)

The camera shoots continuous frames 10 seconds after you press the shutter (Selftimer(Cont)) button. Select the number of frames from three or five. (Bracket: Cont.) (WB bracket) Shoots three images, each with different degrees of brightness. You can set the value of bracket deviation (steps). Shoots three images, each with different degrees of brightness according to the selected settings of white balance, color temperature and color filter. You can select the value of bracket deviation (steps) from [Lo] or [Hi].

Tips for preventing blur If your hands or body move 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 (Night Portrait) or (Night Scene) mode.

To reduce camera shake, set the self-timer to a 2-second delay and brace your arms against your sides after pressing the shutter button. Notes When [Drive Mode] is set to [Self-timer(Cont)] or [Bracket: Cont.], [Flash Mode] is set to [Flash Off]. When the battery level is low, or a memory card is full, the burst stops.

Automatic shooting with Self-portrait timer
Point the lens at yourself so that the selected number of faces is reflected in the screen. The shutter operates automatically. Do not move your camera after the beep sounds.

You can also shoot an image by pressing the shutter button during this operation.

Related Topic Drive Mode Functions not available in some REC modes

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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > Using the Fn (Function) button Before Use Shooting Viewing 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

Using the Fn (Function) button
Up to seven frequently-used functions can be registered on the Fn (Function) button. You can recall the functions when shooting images. 1. Press the Fn (Function) button in shooting mode.

2. Select a function to be registered using the Fn (Function) button or

/

on the control wheel.

3. Set the desired mode or value by turning the control wheel or the Control Ring. To customize functions that are recalled when pressing the Fn (Function) button, see “Function Button.” [Details]

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Top page > Shooting > Using shooting functions > Using the Control Ring Before Use Shooting Viewing 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

Using the Control Ring
You can assign frequently-used functions to the Control Ring and use those functions instantly while shooting.

A: Control Ring For details on how to assign the functions, see “Control Ring.” [Details]

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Top page > Viewing > Viewing still images > Viewing still images Before Use Shooting Viewing 1. Press the Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Viewing images taken with a different camera Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Rotating an image Contents list You can rotate an image by pressing the Fn (Function) button while the still image is displayed. This camera creates an Image Database File on a memory card for recording and playing images. Images not registered in the Image Database File may not be displayed correctly. Register images recorded with other cameras by selecting MENU 1 [Recover Image DB] to play them back on this camera. 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. (Playback) button to switch to playback mode. 2. Select an image with the control wheel.

Viewing still images

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Top page > Viewing > Viewing still images > Playback zoom Before Use Shooting Viewing 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

Playback zoom
Enlarges the image being played back. 1. Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode.

2. Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to the T side during still image playback. 3. Adjust the position using / / / on the control wheel. The frame in the lower left of the image shows which part of the total image is being displayed.

4. Change the zoom scale with the W/T (zoom) lever. Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to the T side to zoom in, W side to zoom out. Press on the control wheel to cancel playback zoom.

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Top page > Viewing > Viewing still images > Image Index Before Use Shooting Viewing 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

Image Index
Displays multiple images at the same time. 1. Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode.

2. Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to the W side to display the image index screen. Turn the lever again to display an index screen with more images. 3. To return to the single-image screen, select an image with the control wheel, then press .

Displaying images of the desired folder
Select the left side bar with the control wheel, then select the desired folder using Press / . on the control wheel to switch the display between still images/movies (View Mode).

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Top page > Viewing > Deleting images > Deleting images Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Related Topic Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top Delete

Deleting images
You can delete the currently displayed image. You can also delete images from the MENU button. [Details] 1. Press the 2. / (Playback) button to switch to playback mode. [Delete] on the control wheel

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Top page > Viewing > Viewing movies > Viewing movies Before Use Shooting Viewing 1. Press the 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 2. MENU (Playback) button to switch to playback mode. 1 [Still/Movie Select] [Folder View(MP4)] or [AVCHD View].

Viewing movies

To return to still image playback mode, select [Folder View(Still)]. 3. Select a movie with the control wheel. 4. Press . Movie playback starts. When a movie file is played back to the end, the camera automatically starts playing back the next movie file.

On the movie viewing screen
The Playback bar appears, you can check a playback position of a movie. When a movie file is played back to the end, the camera automatically starts playing back the next movie file.

/ / / / appears on the movie viewing screen. The icon displayed may vary depending on the record settings.

Control wheel

Action during movie playback Pause/Play Fast forward Fast rewind

Turn the control wheel clockwise during pause.

Forward slow playback

Turn the control wheel counterclockwise during pause. Rewind slow playback Movies are played back in frame advance. / Volume Information display

Notes You may not be able to play back some images shot using other cameras.

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Top page > Viewing > Viewing panoramic images > Scrolling panoramic images for display Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 A: Shows the displayed area of the whole panoramic image

Scrolling panoramic images for display
You can scroll panoramic images by pressing the center button on the control wheel while panoramic images are being displayed. Press (Playback) button to display the whole image again.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Using MENU items (Shooting) Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 You can change the settings for shooting or execute functions. In the “Using MENU items (Shooting)” section, the following MENU items are explained. (Still shooting menu) (Movie shooting menu) (Custom menu) 1. Press the MENU button to display the Menu screen.

Using MENU items (Shooting)

2. Select the desired Menu screen page using

/

on the control wheel.

3. Select the desired item using

/

or by turning the control wheel, and then press

.

4. Select the desired item following the instructions on the screen, and then press

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Image Size Before Use Shooting Viewing 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

Image Size
[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 large-format paper. The smaller the image size, the more images can be recorded. 1. MENU 1 [Image Size] desired size

When [Aspect Ratio] is set to [3:2]

Image size L: 20M

Usage guidelines

5472 × 3648 pixels For prints up to A3+ size

M: 10M 3888 × 2592 pixels For prints up to A3 size S: 5.0M 2736 × 1824 pixels For prints from 10×15 cm up to A4 size

When [Aspect Ratio] is set to [16:9]

Image size L: 17M 5472 × 3080 pixels

Usage guidelines

M: 7.5M 3648 × 2056 pixels For viewing on a high-definition TV S: 4.2M 2720 × 1528 pixels

When [Aspect Ratio] is set to [4:3]

Image size L: 18M 4864 × 3648 pixels

Usage guidelines

M: 10M 3648 × 2736 pixels For viewing on a computer S: 5.0M 2592 × 1944 pixels VGA 640 × 480 pixels For e-mail attachments

When [Aspect Ratio] is set to [1:1]

Image size L: 13M 3648 × 3648 pixels

Usage guidelines

M: 6.5M 2544 × 2544 pixels For shooting in composition as a medium format camera S: 3.7M 1920 × 1920 pixels

Notes When [Quality] is set to [RAW], [Image Size] corresponds to L. The image size is not displayed on the screen. When you print still images recorded at [16:9] aspect ratio, the edges may be cut off.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Aspect Ratio Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Back to top Contents list Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation 3:2 Suitable for standard prints.

Aspect Ratio
Sets the aspect ratio of still images. 1. MENU 1 [Aspect Ratio] desired mode

16:9 For viewing on a wide TV, etc. 4:3 1:1 For viewing on a computer. For shooting in composition as a medium format camera.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Quality Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (RAW & JPEG) (Fine) File format: RAW (Records using the RAW compression format.) Digital processing is not performed on this file format. Select this format to (RAW) process images on a computer for professional purposes. The image size is fixed to the maximum size. The image size is not displayed on the screen. File format: RAW (Records using the RAW compression format.) + JPEG A RAW image and a JPEG image are created at the same time. This is suitable when you need two image files, a JPEG for viewing, and a RAW for editing. The JPEG image quality is fixed to [Fine]. File format: JPEG The image is compressed in the JPEG format when recorded. Since the compression rate for [Standard] is higher than that for [Fine], the file size of [Standard] is smaller than that of [Fine]. This allows more files to be recorded on one memory card, but the image quality will be lower.

Quality
Selects the image quality for still images. 1. MENU 1 [Quality] desired mode

(Standard)

RAW images You need the “Image Data Converter” software in order to open a RAW image recorded on this camera. With this software, a RAW image can be opened and converted to a common format, such as JPEG or TIFF, and its white balance, color saturation, contrast, etc., can be readjusted. Notes You cannot add DPOF (print order) registration to RAW format images. You cannot use [Auto HDR] and [Picture Effect] with [RAW] and [RAW & JPEG] images.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Panorama: Size Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Wide Printing Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list Notes When you print panoramic images, the edges may be cut off. Shoots images at standard size. Standard Vertical: 3872 × 2160 Horizontal: 8192 × 1856 Shoots images at wide size. Vertical: 5536 × 2160 Horizontal: 12416 × 1856

Panorama: Size
Sets the image size when shooting in [Sweep Panorama] mode. 1. MENU 1 [Panorama: Size] desired size

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Panorama: Direction Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Related Topic Sweep Shooting Right Pan the camera from the left to the right. Left Up Pan the camera from the right to the left. Pan the camera from the bottom to the top.

Panorama: Direction
Sets the direction to pan the camera when shooting panoramic images. 1. MENU 1 [Panorama: Direction] desired mode

Down Pan the camera from the top to the bottom.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Drive Mode Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (Single Shooting) (Cont. Shooting) (Spd Priority Cont.) (Selftimer) The camera shoots a single image without using the self-timer. The camera shoots continuous images while the shutter button is pressed. Shoots images continuously at high speed while you press and hold down the shutter button. Focus and brightness settings of the first shot are used for the following shots. Sets the self-timer to a 10-second or 2-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 / 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.

Drive Mode
You can set a drive mode, such as continuous, self-timer, or bracket shooting. [Drive Mode] can be set using the / (Drive Mode) button. 1. MENU Press / 2 [Drive Mode] desired mode

on the control wheel to select the desired setting when selecting a mode with its

own setting values.

(Selfportrait)

The camera shoots continuous frames 10 seconds later after you press the shutter (Selftimer(Cont)) button. Select the number of frames from three or five. (Bracket: Cont.) (WB bracket) Shoots three images, each with different degrees of brightness. You can set the value of bracket deviation (steps). Shoots three images, each with different degrees of brightness according to the selected settings of white balance, color temperature and color filter. You can select the value of bracket deviation (steps) from [Lo] or [Hi].

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Flash Mode Before Use Shooting Viewing [Flash Mode] can be set using the 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 (Rear Sync.) (Flash Off) (Autoflash) (Fillflash) (Slow Sync.) Flash does not operate. Flash automatically operates in dark locations or when there is a backlight. Flash always operates. Flash always operates. The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot background that is out of flash light. Flash operates before the exposure is completed every time you trigger the shutter. Rear sync shooting allows you to shoot a natural image of the trail of a moving subject, such as a moving car, etc. 1. MENU 2 (Flash Mode) button. desired mode [Flash Mode]

Flash Mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Focus Mode Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (Single-shot AF) (Continuous AF) (DMF) (Manual Focus) The camera locks the focus when the focus adjustment is achieved. Use [Singleshot AF] when the subject is motionless. The camera continues to focus while the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down. Use this when the subject is in motion. Allows you to use manual focus and auto focus in combination. Adjusts the focus manually.

Focus Mode
Selects the focus method to suit the movement of the subject. AF stands for “Auto Focus,” a function that adjusts the focus automatically. 1. MENU 2 [Focus Mode] desired mode

Using [DMF]/[Manual Focus]
1. MENU 2 [Focus Mode] [DMF] or [Manual Focus]

2. Adjust the focus by turning the Control Ring. Use the peaking function, [Focus Magnifier] or [MF Assist] to adjust focus more easily. When [Focus Mode] is set to [DMF], auto focus activates when you press the shutter button halfway down. Focusing using the [DMF] setting Using [DMF] allows you to use a combination of manual and automatic focus adjustment as follows. After focusing automatically, make fine focus adjustments manually. Effective when you want to focus narrowly. Hold down the shutter button halfway, then turn the Control Ring. Adjust the focus manually in advance, then use automatic focus. Effective for focusing on subjects that are toward the back of a scene because those subjects tend to be out of focus when using the automatic focus adjustment. Notes If the focus distance is set very close, the image may show dust or fingerprints on the lens. Wipe the lens with a soft cloth, etc. Once you change the focus method, the distance of the focus you set up is cleared.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Autofocus Area Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer (Multi) Printing Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list (Center) 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. 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.

Autofocus Area
Using Flexible Spot You can change the focusing area. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode. 1. MENU 2 [Autofocus Area] desired mode

Allows you to move the AF range finder frame to the desired point on the screen and focus on an extremely small subject in a narrow area.

(Flexible Spot)

Notes When you use the following functions, 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. Zoom functions other than optical zoom [AF Illuminator] If the tracking focus is activated, the camera focuses with priority on the subject to be tracked.

Using Flexible Spot
[Flexible Spot] is useful when you shoot a subject that is not in the center of the frame. You can shoot the subject without changing the composition.

A: AF range finder frame (yellow: adjustable/gray: fixed) 1. Use the control wheel to adjust the position of the AF range finder frame where you want to focus, . then press To reset the setting, press again.

Notes Once you change the focusing area, the AF range finder frame you set up is cleared.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Soft Skin Effect Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Related Topic Still shooting menu items not available in some REC modes Notes The [Soft Skin Effect] may not be visible depending on the subject.

Soft Skin Effect
When the Face Detection function is activated, sets whether to use [Soft Skin Effect], and the effect level. 1. MENU 2 [Soft Skin Effect] desired mode / on the control wheel.

When you select [On], select the desired effect level using

(On) Adds a weak, medium or strong [Soft Skin Effect]. (Off) Does not use [Soft Skin Effect].

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Smile/Face Detect. Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 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. 1. MENU 2 [Smile/Face Detect.] desired mode

Smile/Face Detect.
Using Smile Shutter When the Face Detection function is used, the camera detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts [Autofocus Area], [Flash Mode], [Exposure Comp.], [White Balance] and [Red Eye Reduction] settings automatically. When using [Smile Shutter], the camera detects smiles and releases the shutter automatically.

(Off) (On (Regist. Faces)) (On) (Smile Shutter)

Does not use Face Detection. Detects with priority on a face you have registered using [Face Registration]. Detects but does not give priority to the face you have registered. Detects smiles and releases the shutter automatically.

Notes [Off] is not available when [Drive Mode] is set to [Self-portrait]. The Face Detection function does not work when you use zoom functions other than optical zoom. Up to eight faces of your subjects can be detected.

Using Smile Shutter

1. MENU 2. Press /

2

[Smile/Face Detect.]

[Smile Shutter]

on the control wheel to select a desired smile detection sensitivity. (On: Slight

You can select the sensitivity to detect a smile from the following three levels; Smile), (On: Normal Smile) or (On: Big Smile). 3. Wait for a smile to be detected.

When a face is detected and the smile level exceeds the

point on the indicator, the camera

records images automatically. If you press the shutter button during Smile Shutter shooting, the camera shoots the image, then returns to Smile Shutter mode. Tips for better capturing of smiles

Do not cover the eyes with bangs. Do not obscure the face by a hat, mask, 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 be detected when the teeth are showing. The shutter operates when the smile of any person is detected. You can select or register a priority subject for face detection. When the selected face is registered in the camera memory, Smile Detection is performed only for that face. If a smile is not detected, set the smile detection sensitivity to [On: Slight Smile]. Notes Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Auto Port. Framing Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 1. MENU 2 [Auto Port. Framing] desired mode

Auto Port. Framing
When the camera detects and shoots a face, the captured image is automatically trimmed into its optimal composition. Both the original and trimmed images are recorded. The trimmed image is recorded in the same size as the original image.

The icon on the screen turns green when the camera decides that an image being captured can be trimmed. After shooting, the trimmed area is indicated by a frame on the auto review screen.

(Off) (Auto)

Sets whether or not to use [Auto Port. Framing].

Notes The image may not be trimmed into its optimal composition depending on the shooting conditions.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > ISO Before Use Shooting Viewing 1. MENU 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 (ISO AUTO) (Multi Frame Noise Reduct.) The camera overlays the continuous shots so that an on the control image with less noise results. Press wheel to display the setting screen, then select a desired value from ISO AUTO, 200 to 25600 using / . 3 [ISO] desired mode on the control wheel In case you select [Multi Frame Noise Reduct.] or [ISO AUTO], press to display the setting screen, then select a desired value.

ISO

The camera sets the ISO sensitivity automatically based on the surrounding light conditions. You can set the maximum and minimum ISO value for [ISO AUTO] to display the setting screen. mode. Press

You can reduce image blurring in dark locations or 80/100/125/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 with moving subjects by increasing the ISO sensitivity (select a larger number).

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

Records a bright image even in dark locations while increasing shutter speed to reduce blur. However, the image tends to be noisy. Low ISO sensitivity

Records a smoother image. However, when the exposure is insufficient, the image may be darker. Notes You cannot select [ISO AUTO] when the camera is set to [Manual Exposure]. [ISO 125] is the default setting.

When [ISO] is set to a value lower than ISO 125, the range for recordable subject brightness (dynamic range) may decrease. For movies, the value between ISO 125 to ISO 3200 is available. When [ISO] is set to [Multi Frame Noise Reduct.], the camera overlays the images. It takes more time to record an image, and the flash does not operate.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Metering Mode Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (Spot) (Multi) Divides into multiple regions and measures each region. The camera determines a wellbalanced exposure (Multi-pattern metering).

Metering Mode
Selects [Metering Mode] that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the exposure. 1. MENU 3 [Metering Mode] desired mode

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.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Flash Comp. Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Related Topic Still shooting menu items not available in some REC modes

Flash Comp.
Adjusts the amount of flash light. Separately to the exposure compensation, flash compensation changes the amount of flash light to change the exposure for the main subject within the range of flash light. 1. MENU 3 [Flash Comp.] desired value

Adjusting the value to the + side increases the flash level and to the – side decreases the flash level. What is the difference between exposure compensation and flash compensation? Exposure compensation changes the amount of flash light along with the change of the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO (when [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO]). Flash compensation changes the amount of flash light only.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > White Balance Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (Auto WB) (Daylight) (Shade) (Cloudy) (Incandescent) (Fluor.: Warm White) (Fluor.: Cool White) (Fluor.: Day White) (Fluor.: Daylight) (Flash) 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 shady location. Adjusts for a cloudy sky or a shady location. Adjusts for places under incandescent lamp, or under bright lighting, such as in a photo studio.

White Balance
To capture a basic white color in [Custom Setup] mode Adjusts color tones according to the surrounding light conditions. Use this function if image color appears unnatural. 1. MENU 3 [White Balance] desired mode

In [White Balance] modes other than [C.Temp./Filter], you can fine tune the color tone as you like. Press on the control wheel to display the adjustment screen, then adjust the tone using / / / . The color tone can be micro adjusted to the Green (G)/Magenta (M)/Blue (B)/Amber (A) directions.

[Fluor.: [Fluor.: [Fluor.: [Fluor.:

Warm White]: Adjusts for warm white fluorescent lighting. Cool White]: Adjusts for cool white fluorescent lighting. Day White]: Adjusts for day white fluorescent lighting. Daylight]: Adjusts for daylight fluorescent lighting.

Adjusts for the flash conditions. Adjusts the color temperature depending on the light source. Achieves the effect , you can of CC (Color Compensation) filters for photography. If you press

(C.Temp./Filter) set the color temperature using / adjustment screen will be displayed. (Custom)

. If you press

again, the fine

Fixes the white balance to a setting depending on the light source. Use this mode when [Auto WB] and other settings do not provide accurate colors. Memorizes the basic white color which will be used in [Custom] mode.

(Custom Setup)

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)

Cloudy (Bluish)

Fluorescent (Green-tinged)

Incandescent (Reddish)

To capture a basic white color in [Custom Setup] mode
1. MENU 3 [White Balance] [Custom Setup]

2. Hold the camera so that the white area fully covers the AF area located in the center, and then press the shutter button down. The shutter clicks and the calibrated values (Color Temperature and Color filter) are displayed. 3. Press on the control wheel. The monitor returns to the recording information display while retaining the memorized custom white balance setting. The custom white balance setting registered using this operation is effective until a new setting is registered. Notes The message “Custom WB Error” indicates that the value is beyond the expected range. (For example, when the flash is used on a subject in close proximity or when a brightly colored subject is in the frame.) If you register this value, the indicator turns yellow on the recording information display. You can shoot at this point, but it is recommended that you set the white balance again to obtain a more accurate white balance value. Do not shake or strike the camera while capturing the basic white color. If the flash is used when the shutter button is pressed, a custom white balance is registered with the flash light taken into account. Take pictures with the flash in later shootings.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > DRO/Auto HDR Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (Off) Does not use [DRO/Auto HDR].

DRO/Auto HDR
D-Range Optimizer Auto HDR Corrects the brightness or contrast. 1. MENU 3 [DRO/Auto HDR] desired mode

By dividing the image into small areas, the camera analyzes the contrast of light and (Dshadow between the subject and the background, producing the image with the optimal Range brightness and gradation. Opt.) Shoots three images with different exposures, and then overlays the bright area of the under exposed image and the dark area of the over exposed image to create an image with rich gradation. One image with proper exposure and one overlaid image are recorded.

(Auto HDR)

D-Range Optimizer
1. MENU 3 [DRO/Auto HDR] / [D-Range Opt.] on the control wheel.

2. Select the optimal level using

(D-Range Optimizer: Auto) (Level)*

Corrects the brightness automatically. Optimizes the gradations of a recorded image in each area of the image. Select the optimal level between Lv1 (weak) and Lv5 (strong).

* The Lv number that appears with the

mark indicates the current setting value.

Notes When shooting with [D-Range Opt.], the image may be noisy. Select the proper level by checking the recorded image, especially when you enhance the effect.

Auto HDR
1. MENU 3 [DRO/Auto HDR] / [Auto HDR] on the control wheel.

2. Select the optimal level using

(Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. Auto) (Exposure Difference Level)*

Corrects the exposure difference automatically. Sets the exposure difference, based on the contrast of the subject. Select the optimal level between 1.0 EV (weak) and 6.0 EV (strong). For example, if you set the exposure value to 2.0EV, three images will be composed; –1.0EV, optimal exposure and +1.0EV images.

* The EV number that appears with the

mark indicates the current setting value.

Notes Since the shutter is released three times for one shot, be careful about the following: Use this function when the subject is motionless or does not blink Do not recompose. You cannot use this function with RAW images. You cannot start the next shoot until the capture process is completed after you shoot. You may not obtain a desired effect depending on the luminance difference of a subject and the shooting conditions. When the flash is used, this function has little effect. When the contrast of the scene is low or when significant camera shake or subject blur has occurred, you may not obtain good HDR images. If the camera detects such situation, is indicated on the recorded image to inform you of this situation. Shoot again, as necessary, recomposing or paying attention to the blur.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Creative Style Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer (Standard) Printing Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list (Vivid) For shooting various scenes with rich gradation and beautiful colors. The saturation and contrast are heightened for shooting striking images of colorful scenes and subjects such as flowers, spring greenery, blue sky, or ocean views. For shooting the skin color in a soft tone, ideally suited for shooting portraits.

Creative Style
Allows you to select the desired image processing. You can adjust contrast, saturation and sharpness as you like for each [Creative Style] mode. Unlike with [Scene Selection], where images are shot automatically, you can adjust the exposure (shutter speed/aperture value), etc. 1. MENU 3 [Creative Style] desired mode

(Portrait)

The saturation, contrast, and sharpness are heightened for shooting vivid and crisp (Landscape) scenery. Distant landscapes also stand out more. (Sunset) (Black & White) For shooting the beautiful red of the setting sun. For shooting images in black and white monotone.

2. When you want to adjust control wheel. 3. Select a desired value using

(Contrast), / .

(Saturation), or

(Sharpness), press

/

on the

(Contrast) (Saturation)

The higher the value selected, the more the difference of light and shadow is accentuated, thus making an impact on an image. The higher the value selected, the more vivid the color. When a lower value is selected, the color of the image is restrained and subdued.

Adjusts the sharpness. The higher the value selected, the more the contours are (Sharpness) accentuated, and the lower the value selected, the more the contours are softened.

Notes When [Creative Style] is set to [Black & White], [Saturation] cannot be adjusted.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Picture Effect Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer (Off) Printing Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list (Toy Camera) Allows you to shoot images with effects such as tunnel effect, high contrast, or color cast as if they were shot with a toy camera. You can set the color tone using / . Does not use [Picture Effect].

Picture Effect
Allows you to shoot a still image with original texture according to the desired effect. 1. MENU 3 [Picture Effect] desired mode / on the

If you select a mode with optional settings, select the desired setting using control wheel. If you want to add effects to movies, press the MOVIE (Movie) button.

Allows you to shoot a pop art-like colorful image with emphasis on the color tone.

(Pop Color)

Creates a high contrast, abstract look by heavily emphasizing primary colors, or in black and white. / . You can select primary colors or black and white using

(Posterization)

Creates the look of an aged photo with sepia color tones and faded contrast.

(Retro Photo)

Allows you to shoot soft, clear images with an emphasis on brightness.

(Soft High-key)

Allows you to shoot an image that makes a strong impression by leaving a specified color on portions of a monochrome image. You can select the color to be left using / . (Partial Color)

Creates an intense, high-contrast image in black and white.

(High Contrast Mono.)

Creates an image filled with a soft lighting effect. You can set the intensity of the effect using /

.

(Soft Focus)

Allows you to shoot multiple images with different exposures to create a single image / . that looks like an oil painting. You can set the effect intensity using

(HDR Painting)

Allows you to shoot multiple images with different exposures to create a single, sharp monochrome image.

(Rich-tone Mono.)

Allows an image to be processed so that it looks as though you were shooting dioramas. One part of the image is blurred for a high-contrast image. You can change / . the blurred part using

(Miniature)

Allows you to shoot an image with ink bleed and blurring effects as if it painted with watercolors.

(Watercolor)

Allows you to shoot an illustration-like image by emphasizing the outlines. You can set / . the effect intensity using

(Illustration)

Notes The following [Picture Effect] modes are effective for movies. The Dual Rec function cannot be used. [Toy Camera] [Pop Color] [Posterization] [Retro Photo] [Soft High-key] [Partial Color] [High Contrast Mono.] The [Miniature] effect may not be applied when using a zoom function other than optical zoom. When using [Partial Color], the selected color may not remain depending on the subject or shooting condition. In the following situations, you cannot confirm the effect before shooting. You also cannot set [Drive Mode]. [Soft Focus] [HDR Painting] [Rich-tone Mono.] [Miniature] [Watercolor] [Illustration] When the contrast of the scene is low or when significant camera shake or subject blur has occurred with [HDR Painting] or [Rich-tone Mono.] selected, you may not obtain good HDR images. If the camera detects such situations, is indicated on the recorded image to inform you of this situation. Shoot again, as necessary, recomposing or paying attention to the blur.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Clear Image Zoom Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing On Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list Notes To zoom images within the range where original image quality can be retained, set both [Clear Image Zoom] and [Digital Zoom] to [Off]. [Details] The [Clear Image Zoom] function does not operate in the following situations: In movie mode In [Sweep Shooting] mode When the Smile Shutter function is activated. When [Drive Mode] is set to [Cont. Shooting], [Spd Priority Cont.], [Self-portrait], [Selftimer(Cont)] or [Bracket: Cont.]. When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG]. When [ISO] is set to [Multi Frame Noise Reduct.]. The Face Detection function does not operate in the range of [Clear Image Zoom]. Zooms images with close to the original image quality, depending on the image size. Switches to [Clear Image Zoom] within the range where is displayed.

Clear Image Zoom
Total zoom scale when [Clear Image Zoom] is selected (including 3.6× optical zoom) [Clear Image Zoom] allows you to enlarge the image with close to the original image quality when shooting still images. The camera zooms images with the original image quality first depending on the selected image size. When [Clear Image Zoom] is set to [On], the camera automatically switches over to [Clear Image Zoom] when the zoom range without deterioration of the original image quality is exceeded. 1. MENU 4 [Clear Image Zoom] desired mode

Off Does not use [Clear Image Zoom].

Total zoom scale when [Clear Image Zoom] is selected (including 3.6× optical zoom)
The supported zoom scales are different depending on the image size.

When [Aspect Ratio] is set to [3:2]

Image size Total zoom scale L: 20M M: 10M S: 5.0M Approx. 7.2× Approx. 10× Approx. 14×

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Digital Zoom Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes When using [Clear Image Zoom], the maximum zoom scale for [Digital Zoom] is 2×. [Digital Zoom] is not available in the following situations: In [Sweep Shooting] mode When the Smile Shutter function is activated. When [Drive Mode] is set to [Self-portrait]. When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG]. When [ISO] is set to [Multi Frame Noise Reduct.]. The Face Detection function does not operate in the range of [Digital Zoom]. On Off The quality of the resulting image will deteriorate, but you can enlarge images 4× up to the maximum zoom scale. Does not use [Digital Zoom] when shooting still images. If [Digital Zoom] is set to [Off], the digital zoom function will work when recording a movie.

Digital Zoom
With [Digital Zoom], the camera can zoom over the scale that can achieved using the optical zoom or [Clear Image Zoom], although the quality of the resulting image will deteriorate. [Details] 1. MENU 4 [Digital Zoom] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Long Exposure NR Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes Even when [Long Exposure NR] is set to [On], noise reduction is not available in the following situations: In [Cont. Shooting] In [Spd Priority Cont.] In [Bracket: Cont.] When [Scene Selection] is set to In [Sweep Shooting] mode (Sports Action) or (Hand-held Twilight) Activates noise reduction for the same duration that the shutter is open. When noise On reduction is in progress, a message appears and you cannot take another picture. Select this to prioritize the image quality. Off Does not use [Long Exposure NR]. Select this to prioritize the timing of shooting.

Long Exposure NR
When you set the shutter speed to 1/3 second or longer (Long exposure shooting), noise reduction is turned on for the same duration that the shutter is open. This is to reduce the grainy noise typical in a long exposure. 1. MENU 4 [Long Exposure NR] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > High ISO NR Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Related Topic Still shooting menu items not available in some REC modes Notes Noise reduction is not available for RAW images. Low High Activates high ISO noise reduction strongly. Select this to prioritize noise reduction. Normal Activates high ISO noise reduction normally. Activates high ISO noise reduction moderately. Select this to prioritize the timing of shooting.

High ISO NR
When shooting with a high ISO, the camera reduces noise. When noise reduction is in progress, in some cases a message may appear, and you cannot take another picture during that time. 1. MENU 4 [High ISO NR] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > AF Illuminator Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 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 [AF Illuminator] in the following situations: In movie mode In [Sweep Shooting] mode When (Landscape), (Night Scene), (Pet), (Fireworks) or (Sports Action) mode is selected in [Scene Selection]. 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. Auto Off Sets whether or not to use the AF illuminator.

AF Illuminator
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 pressed halfway, until the focus is locked. The indicator appears at this time. 4 [AF Illuminator] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > SteadyShot Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top On Off Sets whether or not to use [SteadyShot].

SteadyShot
Sets whether or not you use [SteadyShot] for still image shooting. 1. MENU 4 [SteadyShot] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Color Space Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes Adobe RGB is for applications or printers that support color management and DCF2.0 option color space. Using some applications or printers that do not support them may result in or print images that do not faithfully reproduce the color. When displaying images that were recorded with Adobe RGB on the camera or non-Adobe RGBcompliant devices, the images are displayed with low saturation. sRGB AdobeRGB This is the standard color space of the digital camera. Use sRGB in normal shooting, such as when you intend to print out the images without any modification. This has a wide range of color reproduction. When a large part of the subject is vivid green or red, Adobe RGB is effective. The file name of the image starts with “_DSC.”

Color Space
The way colors are represented with combinations of numbers or the range of color reproduction is called “color space.” You can change the color space, depending on your purpose. 1. MENU 4 [Color Space] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Shooting Tip List Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top

Shooting Tip List
Displays all shooting tips installed on this camera. 1. MENU 5 [Shooting Tip List] desired shooting tip

Select a desired item from [Table of contents] and display it.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Write Date Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 On ( ) Off Records a shooting date. mark will appear on the screen while shooting. When [On] is selected, the However, in some shooting modes that cannot record dates on images, the disappear. Does not record a shooting date. 1. MENU 5 [Write Date] desired mode

Write Date
Sets whether to record a shooting date on the still image.

mark will

Notes You cannot record dates in the following situations: In movie mode When shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec) In [Sweep Shooting] mode In burst or bracket shooting mode [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] If you shoot 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 > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Scene Selection Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Allows you to shoot indoor shots without using the flash to reduce subject blur. (Portrait) Allows you to blur away backgrounds and sharpens the subject. Expresses skin tones softly.

Scene Selection
When the mode dial is set to [Scene Selection], select another scene following the steps below: 1. MENU 5 [Scene Selection] desired mode

(Anti Motion Blur)

Allows you to shoot a moving subject at a fast shutter speed so that the subject looks as if it is standing still. The camera shoots images continuously while the shutter button is pressed. (Sports Action)

Allows you to shoot images of your pet with the best settings.

(Pet)

Allows you to shoot food arrangements in delicious and bright colors.

(Gourmet)

Allows you to shoot a flower and a small item from close up.

(Macro)

Allows you to shoot the entire range of scenery in sharp focus with vivid colors.

(Landscape)

Allows you to shoot the red of the sunset or sunrise beautifully.

(Sunset)

Allows you to shoot night scenes without losing the dark atmosphere.

(Night Scene)

Allows you to shoot night scenes with less noise without using a tripod. A burst of shots are taken, and image processing is applied to reduce subject blur, camera shake, and noise. (Handheld Twilight)

Allows you to shoot sharp images of people with a night view in the background.

(Night Portrait)

Allows you to record fireworks in all their splendor.

(Fireworks)

Allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions, reducing blur.

(High Sensitivity)

Notes (Night Scene), (Night Portrait) or (Fireworks) modes, the When you shoot images using shutter speed is slower and the images tend to blur. To prevent blurring, the use of a tripod is recommended.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Memory recall Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes Register shooting settings in advance using [Memory].

Memory recall
When the mode dial is set to [Memory recall], follow the steps below to make new selections if you want to recall other settings. 1. MENU 5 [Memory recall] desired number

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Memory
Items that can be registered To recall registered settings Allows you to register up to three often-used modes or camera settings in the camera. You can recall the settings using [Memory recall]. 1. Set the camera to the setting you want to register. 2. MENU 5 [Memory] desired number

Notes When correcting settings, follow steps 1 – 2 again.

Items that can be registered
Available shooting settings are as follows: Shooting modes set using the mode dial Aperture (F value) Shutter speed EV (Still shooting menu) items (Movie shooting menu) items Optical zoom scale Notes Program shift cannot be registered.

To recall registered settings
1. Set the mode dial to 2. Press / (Memory recall).

on the control wheel or turn the control wheel to select the desired number

Notes If you set (Memory recall) after completing the shooting settings, the recalled [Memory] values are given priority and the original settings may become invalid. Check the indicators on the screen before shooting.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Still shooting menu > Still shooting menu items not available in some REC modes Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Menu items Image Size Aspect Ratio Quality Panorama: Size Panorama: Direction Drive Mode Flash Mode Focus Mode Autofocus Area Soft Skin Effect Smile/Face Detect. Auto Port. Framing ISO Metering Mode Flash Comp. White Balance DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Clear Image Zoom Digital Zoom Long Exposure NR High ISO NR AF Illuminator SteadyShot Color Space * Still shooting menu items not available in some REC modes Still shooting menu items not available in [Scene Selection] In the table below, a check mark indicates settings that can be changed, while — indicates settings that cannot be changed. A setting may be fixed or restricted depending on the shooting mode. For details, see each topic.

Still shooting menu items not available in some REC modes

Still shooting menu items not available in some REC modes

Shooting Tip List Write Date Scene Selection Memory recall Memory

* Available effects that can be set only in movie shooting mode.

Still shooting menu items not available in [Scene Selection]
The icons below indicate the available modes.

Menu items Image Size Aspect Ratio Quality Panorama: Size Panorama: Direction Drive Mode Flash Mode Focus Mode Autofocus Area Soft Skin Effect Smile/Face Detect. Auto Port. Framing ISO Metering Mode Flash Comp. White Balance DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Clear Image Zoom Digital Zoom Long Exposure NR High ISO NR AF Illuminator SteadyShot Color Space Shooting Tip List Write Date Scene Selection Memory recall * *

Memory

* Smile Shutter cannot be selected.

Notes (Memory recall), the conditions When the above shooting modes are registered and recalled in for whether settings can be changed or not remain the same as in the above table.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Movie shooting menu > File Format Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 MP4 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 software “PlayMemories Home.” AVCHD When you create AVCHD discs from movies recorded in [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)] or [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)], it will take time as the image quality must be converted. To save [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)] or [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)] movies without converting the image quality, use Blu-ray discs. [Details] 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 software “PlayMemories Home.”

File Format
You can set the recording method used to record movies. 1. MENU 1 [File Format] desired mode

Related Topic AVCHD format

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Movie shooting menu > Record Setting Before Use Shooting Viewing 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

Record Setting
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. 1. MENU 1 [Record Setting] desired mode

File Format: AVCHD
FX/FH: Movies shot 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. PS: Movies shot are recorded in AVCHD format, at approximately 60 frames/sec (for 1080 60i-compliant devices) or 50 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compliant devices), in progressive mode, with Dolby Digital audio, AVCHD format.

Record Setting 60i 24M(FX) 50i 24M(FX) 60i 17M(FH) 50i 17M(FH) 60p 28M(PS) 50p 28M(PS)

Average bitrate 24 Mbps 17 Mbps 28 Mbps

Description Shoots at the highest picture quality of 1920×1080 (60i/50i) size Shoots at a high picture quality of 1920×1080 (60i/50i) size Shoots at the highest picture quality of 1920×1080 (60p/50p) size

File Format: MP4
Movies shot 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.

Record Setting Average bit-rate Description 1440×1080 12M 12 Mbps VGA 3M 3 Mbps Shoots at 1440×1080 size Shoots at VGA size

Notes A telephoto image is produced when [VGA 3M] image size is selected. When you create AVCHD discs from movies recorded in [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)] or [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)], it will take time, as the image quality must be converted. To save [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)] or [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)] movies without converting the image quality, use Blu-ray discs.

Related Topic File Format

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Movie shooting menu > Image Size(Dual Rec) Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing)

Image Size(Dual Rec)
Sets the still image size shot while recording a movie. 1. MENU 1 [Image Size(Dual Rec)] desired size

When [Record Setting] is set to other than [VGA 3M]
Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list L: 13M For prints up to A3 (11×17”) L: 17M For viewing on a high-definition TV and printing up to A3+ size

S: 4.2M For viewing on a high-definition TV

When [Record Setting] is set to [VGA 3M]

S: 3.2M For prints up to 10×15 cm (4×6”) or 13×18 cm (5×7”)

Related Topic Movie shooting menu items not available in some REC modes

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Movie shooting menu > SteadyShot Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Related Topic Shooting movies Movie shooting menu items not available in some REC modes Notes If you change the setting for [SteadyShot], the angle of view will change. Active Reduces camera shake when shooting images while walking or zoom shooting.

SteadyShot
The strength of [SteadyShot] effect when shooting movies can be adjusted. 1. MENU 1 [SteadyShot] desired mode

Standard Reduces camera shake under stable movie shooting conditions. Off Does not provide [SteadyShot].

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Movie shooting menu > Audio Recording Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes When [Audio Recording] is set to [On], the sound of the lens and camera operating will be recorded. On Off When recording a movie, sets whether to record sounds.

Audio Recording
When recording a movie, sets whether to record sounds. 1. MENU 1 [Audio Recording] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Movie shooting menu > Wind Noise Reduct. Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top Notes If [Wind Noise Reduct.] is set to [On] even though the wind is not blowing strongly, recorded sounds other than the wind may be hard to hear. On Off Sets whether to reduce wind noise.

Wind Noise Reduct.
Reduces the noise of the wind when shooting movies. 1. MENU 1 [Wind Noise Reduct.] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Movie shooting menu > Movie Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (Manual Exposure) Sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture value) manually. (Program Auto) (Aperture Priority) The camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture value) automatically, but you can set other settings and the settings will be retained.

Movie
You can select a shooting mode when the mode dial is set to [Movie]. 1. MENU 1 [Movie] desired mode

Sets the aperture value manually.

(Shutter Sets the shutter speed manually. Priority)

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Movie shooting menu > Movie shooting menu items not available in some REC modes Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Menu items File Format Record Setting Image Size(Dual Rec) SteadyShot Audio Recording Wind Noise Reduct. Movie — — — — — — — — Movie shooting menu items not available in some REC modes Movie shooting menu items not available in [Scene Selection] In the table below, a check mark indicates settings that can be changed, while — indicates settings that cannot be changed. A setting may be fixed or restricted depending on the shooting mode. For details, see each topic.

Movie shooting menu items not available in some REC modes

Movie shooting menu items not available in some REC modes

Movie shooting menu items not available in [Scene Selection]

Menu items File Format Record Setting Image Size(Dual Rec) SteadyShot Audio Recording Wind Noise Reduct. Movie —

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Red Eye Reduction Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 What causes the red-eye phenomenon? Pupils become dilated in dark environments. The flash light is reflected off the blood vessels at the back of the eye (retina) (A), causing the “red-eye” phenomenon. On The flash strobes to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. Off Does not use [Red Eye Reduction].

Red Eye Reduction
The flash strobes two or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon when using flash. 1. MENU 1 [Red Eye Reduction] desired mode

Other ways to reduce red-eye Select (High Sensitivity) mode in [Scene Selection]. ([Flash Mode] is set to [Flash Off] automatically.) If the eyes of the subject turn out red, correct the image using the software “PlayMemories Home.” 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 the distance to the subject or if the subject looked away from the pre-strobe. [Red Eye Reduction] is set to [Off] in the following situations: In [Sweep Shooting] mode When (Night Scene) or (Hand-held Twilight) mode is selected in [Scene Selection]. When the Smile Shutter function is activated.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Grid Line Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Rule of 3rds Grid Square Grid Diag. + Square Grid Off Placing the main subjects close to one of the grid lines that divide the image into thirds makes for a well-balanced composition. Square grids make it easier to confirm the horizontal level of your composition. This is suitable for determining the quality of the composition when shooting landscape, closeups, or duplicated images. Placing a subject on the diagonal line can express an uplifting and powerful feeling. Does not display grid lines.

Grid Line
With reference to the grid lines, you can easily set a subject in a horizontal/vertical position. 1. MENU 1 [Grid Line] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Auto Review Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes Depending on the setting, such as [DRO/Auto HDR] and [Soft Skin Effect], etc., the camera may display an unprocessed image temporarily before the effect-processed image. 10 Sec 5 Sec 2 Sec Off Does not display. Displays for the set time.

Auto Review
You can check the recorded image on the screen right after the shooting. You can change the displayed time. 1. MENU 1 [Auto Review] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > DISP Button(Monitor) Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Graphic Display Shows basic shooting information. Graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture value.

DISP Button(Monitor)
When shooting, set available screen display mode by pressing the DISP (Display Contents) button on the control wheel. 1. MENU 1 [DISP Button(Monitor)] are available. desired mode

The items marked with

2. Press the MENU button to set.

Displays shooting information.

Display All Info.

Does not display shooting information.

No Disp. Info.

Displays an indicator guide showing the angle of inclination of the camera to the left or right side. When the camera is held on a level, this indicator guide appears green.

Level

Displays the luminance distribution graphically.

Histogram

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Peaking Level Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes Since the camera judges that sharp areas are in focus, [Peaking Level] differs, depending on the subject, shooting situation. The outline of in-focus ranges is not enhanced when the camera is connected using an HDMI cable. High Strongly emphasizes the outline. Mid Moderately emphasizes the outline.

Peaking Level
Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges using a specific color in manual focus. This function allows you to confirm the focus easily. 1. MENU 1 [Peaking Level] desired mode

Low Slightly emphasizes the outline. Off Does not emphasize the outline.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Peaking Color Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Related Topic Peaking Level Notes This item cannot be set when [Peaking Level] is set to [Off]. Red Enhances outlines in red. Yellow Enhances outlines in yellow. White Enhances outlines in white.

Peaking Color
Sets the color used for the peaking function in manual focus. 1. MENU 1 [Peaking Color] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Control Ring Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Shooting mode (Intelligent Auto) (Superior Auto) (Program Auto) (Aperture Priority) (Shutter Priority) (Manual Exposure) (Sweep Shooting) Functions assigned when [Control Ring] is set to [Standard] Zoom Zoom Program shift Aperture Shutter Speed Aperture Shooting direction Standard Exposure Comp./ISO/White Balance/Creative Style/Picture Effect/Zoom/Shutter Speed/Aperture Not set Assigns recommended functions for each shooting mode. Assigns the function that you set. Does not assign functions.

Control Ring
Set the often-used functions to the Control Ring. 1. MENU 2 [Control Ring] desired mode

(Scene Selection) Scene Selection

Notes When [Focus Mode] is set to [DMF] or [Manual Focus], the function assigned to the Control Ring cannot be recalled. The Control Ring is used for manual focusing.

Related Topic Using the Control Ring

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Control Ring Display Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top On Off Sets whether to display animation.

Control Ring Display
Sets whether to display animation when operating the Control Ring. 1. MENU 2 [Control Ring Display] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Function Button Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 1. MENU 2 [Function Button] [Function 1] to [Function 7] desired mode

Function Button
You can customize the seven functions (A) assigned to the Fn (Function) button.

The functions assigned to [Function 1] to [Function 7] are displayed from left to right on the screen (A).

Functions to be assigned Exposure Comp. Focus Mode Autofocus Area ISO Drive Mode Metering Mode Flash Mode Flash Comp. White Balance DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Soft Skin Effect Quality Image Size Smile/Face Detect. Aspect Ratio Not set (No assigned functions)

Functions assigned in the default settings Function 1 Function 2 Function 3 Function 4 Function 5 Function 6 Exposure Comp. ISO White Balance DRO/Auto HDR Picture Effect Not set

Function 7

Not set

Related Topic Using the Fn (Function) button Exposure Comp. Focus Mode Autofocus Area ISO Drive Mode Metering Mode Flash Mode Flash Comp. White Balance DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Soft Skin Effect Quality Image Size Smile/Face Detect. Aspect Ratio

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Func. of Center Button Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Standard AEL toggle AF/MF Control Toggle Assigns the functions that you set. Focus Magnifier The function assigned to the center button on the control wheel is different depending on the [Autofocus Area] setting.

Func. of Center Button
Functions assigned when [Func. of Center Button] is set to [Standard] AEL toggle AF/MF Control Toggle Focus Magnifier Allows you to select frequently used functions and assign them to the center button on the control wheel. 1. MENU 2 [Func. of Center Button] desired mode

Functions assigned when [Func. of Center Button] is set to [Standard]

[Autofocus Area] setting Assigned setting Multi Center Flexible Spot Tracking focus Tracking focus Change focus area

AEL toggle
When it is hard to obtain an appropriate exposure for a subject, this function allows you to lock the exposure by focusing on and measuring the light of an area that has the desired brightness. 1. MENU 2 [Func. of Center Button] [AEL toggle]

2. Aim the camera at an area to which you want to match the exposure. The exposure is set. 3. Press on the control wheel. (AE lock) lights up.

The exposure is locked, and

4. Focus on your subject and shoot it. 5. To cancel the exposure lock, press again.

AF/MF Control Toggle
You can switch auto focus and manual focus temporarily. 1. MENU 2. Press 2 [Func. of Center Button] [AF/MF Control Toggle]

to switch auto focus and manual focus.

When [Focus Mode] is set to [Manual Focus], the camera switches to [Single-shot AF], and when [Focus Mode] is set to other than [Manual Focus], it switches to [Manual Focus]. Press to return to the previous mode.

Focus Magnifier
In [Manual Focus] mode, you can enlarge the image on the screen to make manual-focusing easier by using [Focus Magnifier]. 1. MENU 2. Press 2 [Func. of Center Button] [Focus Magnifier]

to enlarge the image.

You can set the length of time the image will be enlarged using [Focus Magnif. Time].

Related Topic Focus Magnif. Time

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Func. of Left Button Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Exposure Comp. Drive Mode Flash Mode Focus Mode Autofocus Area Smile/Face Detect. Auto Port. Framing Soft Skin Effect ISO Metering Mode Flash Comp. White Balance DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Image Size Aspect Ratio Quality Memory AEL toggle AF/MF Control Toggle Focus Magnifier Assigns the function that you set.

Func. of Left Button
Allows you to select frequently used functions and assign them to the left button. 1. MENU 2 [Func. of Left Button] desired mode

For details on [AEL toggle], [AF/MF Control Toggle] and [Focus Magnifier], see “Func. of Center Button”. [Details]

Related Topic Exposure Comp. Drive Mode Flash Mode Focus Mode Autofocus Area Smile/Face Detect. Auto Port. Framing Soft Skin Effect ISO Metering Mode Flash Comp. White Balance

DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Image Size Aspect Ratio Quality Memory

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Func. of Right Button Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Exposure Comp. Drive Mode Flash Mode Focus Mode Autofocus Area Smile/Face Detect. Auto Port. Framing Soft Skin Effect ISO Metering Mode Flash Comp. White Balance DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Image Size Aspect Ratio Quality Memory AEL toggle AF/MF Control Toggle Focus Magnifier For details on [AEL toggle], [AF/MF Control Toggle] and [Focus Magnifier], see “Func. of Center Button”. [Details] Assigns the function that you set.

Func. of Right Button
Allows you to select frequently used functions and assign them to the right button. 1. MENU 2 [Func. of Right Button] desired mode

Related Topic Exposure Comp. Drive Mode Flash Mode Focus Mode Autofocus Area Smile/Face Detect. Auto Port. Framing Soft Skin Effect ISO Metering Mode Flash Comp. White Balance DRO/Auto HDR

Creative Style Picture Effect Image Size Aspect Ratio Quality Memory

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > MF Assist Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes You cannot use [MF Assist] when shooting movies. On Enlarges the image. You can set the enlarging duration using [Focus Magnif. Time]. Off Does not enlarge the image.

MF Assist
Enlarges the image on the screen automatically to make manual focusing easier. This works in [Manual Focus] or [DMF] modes. 1. MENU 3 [MF Assist] desired mode on the

2. Turn the Control Ring to adjust the focus. The image is enlarged 8.6 times. You can also enlarge the image 17.1 times by pressing control wheel.

Related Topic Focus Magnif. Time

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Focus Magnif. Time Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Related Topic MF Assist Func. of Center Button 2 Sec 5 Sec No Limit Enlarges the image for two seconds. Enlarges the image for five seconds. Enlarges the display with no limit. Press the shutter button to cancel enlargement of the display.

Focus Magnif. Time
Sets the length of time the image will be shown in an expanded version for the [MF Assist] or [Focus Magnifier] function. 1. MENU 3 [Focus Magnif. Time] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Face Priority Tracking Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top On The camera tracks with priority assigned to a face while using the tracking focus function. Off The camera does not give priority to a face while tracking.

Face Priority Tracking
When the camera detects faces while using the tracking focus function, sets whether to give priority to a face. 1. MENU 3 [Face Priority Tracking] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Face Registration Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 New Registration Registers a new face.

Face Registration
New Registration Order Exchanging If you register faces in advance, the camera can detect the registered face as a priority when [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [On (Regist. Faces)]. 1. MENU 3 [Face Registration] desired mode

Order Exchanging Changes the priority of faces previously registered. Delete Delete All Selects a registered face to delete. Deletes all registered faces.

New Registration
1. MENU 3 [Face Registration] [New Registration]

2. Align the guide frame with the face to be registered, and press the shutter button. 3. When a confirmation message appears, select [Enter]. Notes Up to eight faces can be registered. Shoot the face from the front in a brightly lit place. The face may not be registered correctly if it is obscured by a hat, a mask, sunglasses, etc. Even if you execute [Initialize], registered faces are not deleted. Even if you execute [Delete], the data for registered face will remain in the camera. To delete the data for registered faces from the camera, select [Delete All].

Order Exchanging
1. MENU 3 [Face Registration] [Order Exchanging]

2. Select a face for which you want to change the priority. 3. Select the priority level. The smaller the number, the higher the priority.

Related Topic Smile/Face Detect.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Shooting) > Custom menu > Custom menu items not available in some REC modes Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Menu items Red Eye Reduction Grid Line Auto Review DISP Button(Monitor) Peaking Level Peaking Color Control Ring Control Ring Display Function Button Func. of Center Button Func. of Left Button Func. of Right Button MF Assist Focus Magnif. Time Face Priority Tracking Face Registration — — — Custom menu items not available in some REC modes Custom menu items not available in [Scene Selection] In the table below, a check mark indicates settings that can be changed, while — indicates settings that cannot be changed. A setting may be fixed or restricted depending on the shooting mode. For details, see each topic.

Custom menu items not available in some REC modes

Custom menu items not available in some REC modes

Custom menu items not available in [Scene Selection]
The icons below indicates the available modes.

Menu items Red Eye Reduction Grid Line Auto Review DISP Button(Monitor) Peaking Level

Peaking Color Control Ring Control Ring Display Function Button Func. of Center Button Func. of Left Button Func. of Right Button MF Assist Focus Magnif. Time Face Priority Tracking Face Registration

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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Using MENU items (Viewing) Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 You can change the settings for the viewing, or execute functions. In the “Using MENU items (Viewing)” section, the following MENU item is explained. (Playback menu) 1. Press the MENU button to display the Menu screen.

Using MENU items (Viewing)

2. Select the desired Menu screen page using

/

on the control wheel.

3. Select the desired item using

/

or by turning the control wheel, and then press

.

4. Select the desired item following the instructions on the screen, and then press

to confirm.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback menu > Still/Movie Select Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Viewing images taken with a different camera This camera creates an Image Database File on a memory card for recording and playing images. Images not registered in the Image Database File may not be displayed correctly. Register images recorded with other cameras by selecting MENU 1 [Recover Image DB] to play them back on this camera. 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. (Folder View(Still)) Displays still images.

Still/Movie Select
Switches the display mode between still images and movies (View Mode). 1. MENU 1 [Still/Movie Select] desired mode

(Folder View(MP4)) Displays MP4-format movies. (AVCHD View) Displays AVCHD-format movies.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback menu > Delete Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing (All in Folder) Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list Related Topic Deleting images Deletes all still images and movies in the selected folder at once. (All AVCHD view files) Deletes all AVCHD movies at once. (Multiple Img.) Allows you to select and delete multiple images. After step 1, select an image to be deleted, then press To cancel the selection, press MENU [OK] again to cancel the . mark.

Delete
Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion. You can also delete images using the Delete button. 1. MENU 1 [Delete] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback menu > Slide Show Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Repeat On Off Interval 1 Sec 3 Sec 5 Sec 10 Sec 30 Sec Image Type All Plays back all still images as normal images. Sets the display interval for images. Plays back images in a continuous loop. After all the images have been played back, the slide show ends.

Slide Show
Plays back images automatically. Plays back only 3D images in [Slide Show] on a 3D TV connected to the camera. 1. MENU 1 [Slide Show]

The setting screen appears. 2. Select the desired setting. 3. [Enter] 4. Press on the control wheel to exit [Slide Show].

Display 3D Only Plays back 3D images only.

Related Topic Playback menu items that cannot be set in View Mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback menu > Image Index Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (4 Images) Displays four images. (9 Images) Displays nine images.

Image Index
Selects the number of images to be displayed on the index. 1. MENU 1 [Image Index] desired mode

Displaying images of the desired folder
Select the left side bar with the control wheel, then select the desired date range or folder using . Press Mode). on the control wheel to switch the display mode between still images and movies (View /

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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback menu > 3D Viewing Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top Related Topic Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV

3D Viewing
Connects to a 3D compatible TV and allows you to view 3D images shot on other cameras. Connect the camera and the 3D TV using an HDMI Cable (sold separately). 1. MENU 1 [3D Viewing]

Notes You cannot shoot 3D images with this camera.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback menu > Protect Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 (Cancel All Images) (Cancel All Movies(MP4)) (Cancel All AVCHD view files) (Multiple Img.) You can select and protect multiple images. After step 1, select an image to be protected, then press To cancel the selection, press mark. MENU [OK] again to cancel the .

Protect
Protects recorded images against accidental erasure. The mark is displayed for registered images. 1. MENU 1 [Protect] desired mode

Cancels the protection of all still images. Cancels the protection of all movies (MP4). Cancels the protection of all AVCHD movies.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback menu > Specify Printing Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Cancel All Contents list Date Imprint On Off Sets whether or not to date the DPOF marked images when printing them. Multiple Img. DPOF Setup You can select and order multiple images to be printed. After step 1, select an image to be printed, then press To cancel the selection, press MENU [OK] again to cancel the . mark.

Specify Printing
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. 1. MENU 1 [Specify Printing] desired setting

Clears all DPOF marks.

Notes The (Print order) mark cannot be added to movies. (Print order) mark to a maximum 999 images. You can add a

Related Topic Printing still images

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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback menu > Picture Effect Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes You cannot use [Picture Effect] for the following images: Panoramic images 3D images Movies (Illustration) Adds illustration-like effects to images by emphasizing contours, etc. (Watercolor) Adds ink bleed and gradational effects to images as if they were painted using watercolors.

Picture Effect
Retouches a recorded image so that it looks like a watercolor or illustration, and saves it as a new file. The original image is retained. 1. MENU 1 [Picture Effect] desired mode

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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback menu > Volume Settings Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Adjusting the volume during playback The [Volume Settings] screen appears when you press the bottom of the control wheel while playing back movies. You can adjust the volume while listening to the actual sound.

Volume Settings
Adjusts the sound volume of movies in eight steps. 1. MENU 2 [Volume Settings] desired value

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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback menu > Playback Display Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top Auto Rotate Displays in portrait orientation.

Playback Display
Selects the orientation when playing back still images recorded in portrait orientation. 1. MENU 2 [Playback Display] desired mode

Manual Rotate Displays in landscape orientation.

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Top page > Using MENU items (Viewing) > Playback menu > Playback menu items that cannot be set in View Mode Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 In the table below, a check mark indicates settings that can be changed, while — indicates settings that cannot be changed.

Playback menu items that cannot be set in View Mode

Menu items Still/Movie Select Delete Slide Show Image Index 3D Viewing Protect Specify Printing Picture Effect Volume Settings Playback Display

Folder view (Still) Folder view (MP4) AVCHD view









— —

— —

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Top page > Changing settings > Changing settings > Changing camera settings Before Use Shooting Viewing 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

Changing camera settings
You can change the settings for memory cards or the camera. In the “Changing camera settings” section, the following MENU item is explained. (Memory card tool menu) (Clock setup menu) (Setup menu) 1. Press the MENU button to display the Menu screen.

2. Select the desired Menu screen page using

/

on the control wheel.

3. Select the desired item using

/

or by turning the control wheel, and then press

.

4. Select the desired item following the instructions on the screen, and then press

to confirm.

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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool menu > Format Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions/About this camera Contents list Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

Format
Formats the memory card. 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 1 [Format] [Enter]

Notes Note that formatting permanently erases all data including even protected images.

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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool menu > File Number Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the recording folder or the memory card is Series changed. (When the replaced memory card contains a file with a number 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.)

File Number
Selects the method used to assign file numbers to images. 1. MENU 1 [File Number] desired mode

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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool menu > Select REC Folder Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top Notes You cannot select a folder with a number that has only “ as a recording folder. You cannot move recorded images to another folder. MSDCF” or “ ANV01”

Select REC Folder
Changes the folder in the memory card that is currently used for recording images. 1. MENU 1 [Select REC Folder] / on the control wheel.

2. Select a folder with 3. Press

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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool menu > New Folder Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Notes 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. On folders After a new folder is created, you can change the storage destination folder. [Details]

New Folder
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. 1. MENU 1 [New Folder]

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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool menu > Recover Image DB Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions/About this camera Contents list Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

Recover Image DB
When inconsistencies are found in the image database file, caused by processing files on computers, etc., images on the memory card will not be played back in this form. If this happens, the camera repairs the file. 1. MENU 1 [Recover Image DB] [Enter]

The [Recover Image DB] screen is displayed, and the camera repairs the file. Wait until the repair is completed. Notes Use a sufficiently charged battery. Low battery power during repairs can cause damage to data.

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Top page > Changing settings > Memory Card Tool menu > Display Card Space Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

Display Card Space
Displays the remaining recording time for movies on the memory card. The number of recordable still images is also displayed. 1. MENU 1 [Display Card Space]

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Top page > Changing settings > Clock setup menu > Date/Time Setup Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 3. [Enter]

Date/Time Setup
Sets the date and time again. 1. MENU 2. Press / . / 1 [Date/Time Setup]

or turn the control wheel to select the desired item, and set the numeric value using

Daylight Svg.: You can select Daylight Savings ON/OFF. Date Format: You can select the date and time display format.

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Top page > Changing settings > Clock setup menu > Area Setting Before Use Shooting Viewing 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

Area Setting
Adjusts the time to the local time of a selected area. Setting a frequently visited destination lets you easily adjust the time when you visit that destination. 1. MENU 2. Press / 1 [Area Setting]

on the control wheel or turn the control wheel to select the desired area, then select / .

Daylight Savings time using

3. Press

[Enter].

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > Menu start Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top Top Previous Always displays the first screen of the menu. Displays the last item set. This makes it easier to quickly reset the item you set previously.

Menu start
Allows you to select whether to always display the first screen of the menu or to display the screen of the item previously set. 1. MENU 1 [Menu start] desired mode

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > Mode Dial Guide Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top On Off Sets whether to display [Mode Dial Guide].

Mode Dial Guide
Sets whether to display the mode dial guide (description for each shooting mode). 1. MENU 1 [Mode Dial Guide] desired mode

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > LCD Brightness Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Notes When this is set to [Auto], do not cover the light sensor with your hand or anything else. [Details] Auto Manual Adjusts the brightness automatically. Allows you to adjust the brightness within the range of -2 to +2.

LCD Brightness
The brightness of the screen is automatically adjusted to the ambient lighting conditions using the light sensor. You can set the brightness of the screen manually. 1. MENU 1 [LCD Brightness] desired mode

Sunny Weather Automatically adjusts the brightness appropriately for shooting outdoors.

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > Power Saving Start Time Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes The camera does not enter “Auto power-off function” under conditions such as during a slideshow, when recording movies or when the camera is connected to a computer. 30 Min 5 Min 2 Min 1 Min Turns off the camera after the time you set.

Power Saving Start Time
Sets the length of time until the camera turns off automatically. If you do not operate the camera for a certain period of time while the power is on using the battery pack, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack (Auto power-off function). 1. MENU 1 [Power Saving Start Time] desired mode

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > HDMI Resolution Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Notes If you cannot display the screen properly with the [Auto] setting, select either [1080p] or [1080i], depending on the TV to be connected. Auto The camera automatically recognizes an HD TV and sets the output resolution.

HDMI Resolution
When you connect the camera to a High Definition (HD) TV with HDMI terminals using an HDMI Cable (sold separately), you can select HDMI Resolution to output images to the TV. 1. MENU 1 [HDMI Resolution] desired mode

1080p Outputs signals in HD picture quality (1080p). 1080i Outputs signals in HD picture quality (1080i).

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > CTRL FOR HDMI Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Related Topic Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV Notes You can perform the operation of the camera with the remote control of your TV by connecting your camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV. On Off Sets whether to operate the camera using a TV remote control.

CTRL FOR HDMI
This setting allows (TV) remote control of a camera that is connected to a “BRAVIA” Sync TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately). 1. MENU 1 [CTRL FOR HDMI] desired mode

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > Upload Settings Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Uses the upload function. The Eye-Fi mode display icon on the 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.

Upload Settings
Transferring image data using the Eye-Fi card Sets whether to use the upload function of an Eye-Fi card (commercially available), when you use the Eye-Fi card with this camera. [Upload Settings] is displayed only when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. 1. MENU 2 [Upload Settings] desired mode

Notes As of June 2012, 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 [Upload Settings] to [Off]. When the uploading function of the Eye-Fi card is set to [Off], screen. is displayed on the

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 wireless LAN to a PC, etc. Notes When uploading image data, the Auto power-off function is not available. If the (error) icon is displayed, eject and re-insert the Eye-Fi card, or turn the power of the (error) icon is still displayed, the Eye-Fi card may be corrupted. camera off and on again. If the For details, contact Eye-Fi, Inc. Wireless LAN communication may be interrupted by other communication devices. If data reception is insufficient, move the camera closer to the access point. 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 > Setup menu > USB Connection Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 MTP Contents list Auto 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.

USB Connection
Sets how to make a USB connection when connecting the camera to a computer, etc. 1. MENU 2 [USB Connection] desired mode

Mass Establishes a Mass Storage connection between the camera and a computer or other Storage USB device. Establishes an MTP connection between the camera and a computer or other USB device. 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.

Notes If Device Stage* does not appear when connecting the camera to a Windows 7 computer, set [USB Connection] to [Auto].
* Device Stage is a menu screen for managing connected devices, such as a camera. (Function of Windows 7)

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > USB LUN Setting Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Notes Set [USB LUN Setting] to [Multi] when installing “PlayMemories Home.” Multi The built-in software “PlayMemories Home” can be used. Select this setting when the camera is connected to a computer.

USB LUN Setting
Sets [USB Connection] mode when connecting the camera to a computer, etc. 1. MENU 2 [USB LUN Setting] desired mode

The built-in software “PlayMemories Home” cannot be used. Select this setting when the Single camera is connected to a device other than a computer or when the USB connection in [Multi] setting has failed.

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > USB Power Supply Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top On Uses [USB Power Supply] function when a USB connection is established. Off Does not use [USB Power Supply] function when a USB connection is established.

USB Power Supply
Sets whether to use [USB Power Supply] function when the camera is connected to a computer or USB device using the micro USB cable. 1. MENU 2 [USB Power Supply] desired mode

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > Audio signals Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top On Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control wheel/shutter button, etc. Off Turns off the beep/shutter sound.

Audio signals
Selects whether the camera produce or turn off the sound when you operate the camera. 1. MENU 2 [Audio signals] desired mode

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Version
Displays the software version installed on this camera. 1. MENU 3 [Version]

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > Language Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top

Language
Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages. 1. MENU 3 [Language] desired mode

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > Drop Sensor Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top Notes [Drop Sensor] function may activate even if you do not drop the camera, depending on how the camera is used. On Off Sets whether to activate [Drop Sensor] function.

Drop Sensor
Sets whether to use the protective function when you drop the camera. 1. MENU 3 [Drop Sensor] desired mode

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > Demo Mode Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Back to top On Automatically starts the movie demonstration when no operation is performed for about one minute.

Demo Mode
You can set whether to use a demonstration of movie playback. When there is no need to view a demonstration, set to [Off]. 1. MENU 3 [Demo Mode] desired mode

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Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > Initialize Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation Notes Be sure not to remove the battery pack while initializing. Reset Default Resets all settings to default settings. Rec mode reset Resets only major shooting settings to the default values. Custom reset Resets only custom settings to the default values.

Initialize
Initializes the settings to the default setting. Even if you execute this function, the images are retained. 1. MENU 3 [Initialize] desired mode [OK]

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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) Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Connect the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV that has an HDMI jack using an HDMI Cable (sold separately). 1. Turn off both the camera and the TV. 2. Connect the HDMI connector of the camera (A) and the HDMI jack of the TV (B) using the HDMI Cable (sold separately) (C).

Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately)

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 [Still/Movie Select] to [AVCHD View]. For details, see the operating instructions of the TV. Notes Images shot in [VGA] image size cannot be played back in HD format. 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 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 micro connector on one end (for the camera), and a connector suitable for connection to your TV on the other end. You cannot view images on a TV that does not have an HDMI connector. 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). Open the HDMI cover all the way when inserting the HDMI Cable into the camera. Nothing is displayed on the camera screen.

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 Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 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 control supplied with the TV by connecting the camera to the TV using an HDMI Cable (sold separately). 1. Connect the HDMI connector of the camera (A) and the HDMI jack of the TV (B) using the HDMI Cable (sold separately) (C).

Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV

2. Turn on the TV and set the input. 3. Press the 4. MENU (playback) button of the camera to turn on the camera. 1 [CTRL FOR HDMI] [On]

5. Press the SYNC MENU button of the TV’s remote control to select the desired mode.

Menu Slide Show 1 Image Display Image Index 3D Viewing

Function Plays back images automatically. Plays back a single image at a time. Displays multiple images at the same time. Connects to a 3D compatible TV and allows you to view 3D images.

Still/Movie Select Switches the display mode between still images and movies. Delete Deletes recorded images.

Notes When the camera is connected to a TV set using an HDMI Cable, the functions that you can operate are limited. You can perform the operation of the camera with the remote control 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 1 [CTRL FOR HDMI] [Off]. Open the HDMI cover all the way when inserting the HDMI Cable into the camera. Nothing is displayed on the screen of the camera.

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Top page > Viewing images on a TV > Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV > Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Connects to a 3D compatible TV and allows you to view 3D images shot on other cameras. Connect the camera and the 3D TV using an HDMI Cable (sold separately). Refer also to the operating instructions supplied with the TV. 1. Turn off both the camera and the TV. 2. Connect the HDMI connector of the camera (A) and the HDMI jack of the TV (B) using the HDMI Cable (sold separately) (C).

Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV

3. Turn on the TV and set the input. 4. Press the 5. MENU (Playback) button to turn on the camera. 1 [3D Viewing]

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 on other cameras. / to scroll. Press When playing back a 3D image shot in [16:9] image size, scrolling playback is not available. Continuously plays back only 3D images.

/ /

Previous image Next image Ends 3D playback.

Notes You cannot shoot 3D images with this camera.

When you select [3D Viewing] mode, only 3D images are displayed. 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. Use an HDMI micro 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 when you shoot movies in the condition where the camera and TV are connected by an HDMI Cable (sold separately). Open the HDMI cover all the way when inserting the HDMI Cable into the camera. Nothing is displayed on the screen of the camera.

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Top page > Using with your computer > Recommended computer environment > Recommended computer environment Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 OS (preinstalled) Microsoft Windows XP*1 SP3/Windows Vista* 2 SP2/Windows 7 SP1 The following computer environment is recommended when using the software “PlayMemories Home” (Windows) and “Image Data Converter” (Windows/Mac) and when importing images via a USB connection.

Recommended computer environment

Windows

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 AVC HD (FX/FH) movies When using and Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz or faster is required when processing AVC HD (PS) “PlayMemories movies.)) Home” Memory: Windows XP: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended.) Windows Vista/Windows 7: 1 GB or more Hard Disk (Disk space required for installation): Approximately 500 MB Display: 1,024×768 dots or more When using “Image Data Converter” CPU/Memory: Pentium 4 or faster/1 GB or faster Display: 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 create a disc by installing the “Expanded Feature.”
* 2 Starter (Edition) is not supported.

Mac

OS (pre-installed)

USB Connection: Mac OS X v10.3 to v10.7 “Image Data Converter”: Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6 (Snow Leopard), v10.7 (Lion) CPU: Intel processor (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo etc.) Memory: 1 GB or more is recommended Display: 1,024×768 dots or more

When using “Image Data Converter”

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 Hi-Speed 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. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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“PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
Below are examples of the functions available when you use “PlayMemories Home.” “PlayMemories Home” 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]. You can display images stored on a computer by shooting date in a calendar display. You can save and print images with the date. You can process (crop, resize, etc.) still images. 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. (Expanded Feature) You can upload images to a network service. (An internet connection environment is required.) (Expanded Feature) For other details, see (PlayMemories Home Help Guide). Expanded Feature With “PlayMemories Home (Lite Version)”, the basic functions are available, such as importing the images to a computer and displaying them by shooting date in a calendar display, etc. To take advantage of the various “PlayMemories Home” functions, connect to the Internet and install the “Expanded Feature.” Notes Mac does not support “PlayMemories Home.” Use the application bundled with the Mac to play back images.

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Top page > Using with your computer > Using the software > Installing “PlayMemories Home” (Windows) Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Windows 7: Device Stage appears on the computer. 2. Windows 7: Select “PlayMemories Home” on Device Stage. Windows XP/Windows Vista: Click [Computer] (in Windows XP, [My Computer]) and double-click [PMHOME.EXE]. 3. Proceed with installation, following the instructions on the screen. When installation is complete, “PlayMemories Home” (Lite Version) launches. The guide screen for installing the “Expanded Feature” of “PlayMemories Home” is displayed on the computer. Continue the installation following the on-screen instructions. It is necessary to be connected to the Internet to install the “Expanded Feature.” If you start the program without installing these functions, the installation guide will be displayed if you click on a function that can only be used with the “Expanded Feature.” For details on “PlayMemories Home”, see (PlayMemories Home Help Guide) or the following PlayMemories Home support page (English only): http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/ Notes Log on as Administrator. Set MENU 2 [USB LUN Setting] to [Multi]. If Device Stage does not activate with Windows 7, click [Computer] camera icon media icon, and double-click [PMHOME.EXE]. An initial Device Stage screen which does not contain specific model information may appear, depending on your computer settings for Windows 7. If this happens, download the latest information, following the instructions on the screen. It may be necessary to restart your computer. When the restart confirmation message appears, restart the computer following the instructions on the screen. DirectX may be installed depending on your computer’s system environment. Mac does not support “PlayMemories Home.” Use the application bundled with the Mac to play back images. If “PlayMemories Home” has already been installed on your computer, connect the camera with the computer and register your camera with “PlayMemories Home.” The available functions activate. If the software “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)”, supplied with models released before 2011, has already been installed on your computer, “PlayMemories Home” will overwrite it and will be installed. Some functions of “PMB” will become unavailable. [PMHOME], Starting “PlayMemories Home” (Windows) Accessing to “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” (Windows) 1. Turn on the camera and your computer, then connect the camera to the computer using a micro USB cable (supplied) (A).

Installing “PlayMemories Home” (Windows)

Starting “PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
1. Double-click (PlayMemories Home) on the desktop.

To start “PlayMemories Home” from the Start menu, select [Start] (PlayMemories Home).

[All Programs]

Accessing to “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” (Windows)
1. Double-click (PlayMemories Home Help Guide) on the desktop. To start “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” from the Start menu, click [Start] [PlayMemories Home] [PlayMemories Home Help Guide]. [All Programs]

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Software for Mac
For details on software for Macs, access the following URL: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/ You can access the above URL by connecting the camera to the Mac computer and clicking [FOR_MAC.URL] in [PMHOME]. Set MENU 2 [USB LUN Setting] to [Multi].

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“Image Data Converter”
Below are examples of the functions available when you use “Image Data Converter.” You can edit RAW images using multiple correction functions, such as tone curve or sharpness. You can adjust images using white balance, aperture and Creative Style, etc. You can save displayed and edited still images to your computer. There are two ways to save RAW images: save and leave as RAW data or save in a generalpurpose file format. You can display and compare the RAW images/JPEG images that are shot with this camera. You can rank images in five levels. You can set the color label.

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Installing “Image Data Converter”
1. Download the software from the following URL and install it on your computer. Windows: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/ Mac: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/ For other details, see Help under “Image Data Converter” or “Image Data Converter” support page (English only). http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/

Accessing “Image Data Converter” Help
1. [Start] [All Programs] [Image Data Converter] [Help] [Image Data Converter Ver.4]

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Connecting the camera to the computer

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Importing images to a computer

Importing images to a Windows computer without using “PlayMemories Home”
When the AutoPlay Wizard appears after making a USB connection between the camera and a [OK] [DCIM] or [MP_ROOT] copy the desired computer, click [Open folder to view files] images to the computer. If the Device Stage screen appears with Windows 7, double-click [Browse Files] folder in which the image you want to import is stored. media icon

Importing images to a Mac computer without using “PlayMemories Home”
Connect the camera to your Mac computer. Double-click the newly recognized icon on the desktop the folder in which the image you want to import is stored. Then drag and drop the image file on to the hard disk icon. Notes Use “PlayMemories Home” for operations such as when importing AVCHD movies to a computer. (Windows) Use the “iMovie” software bundled with Mac for operations such as importing AVCHD movies to a computer. (Mac) 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.

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To disconnect your camera from the computer

2. Click [Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device]. Notes Drag and drop the icon of the memory card or the drive icon to the “Trash” icon beforehand when you use a Mac 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 > Creating a disc of movies > Selecting a method for creating a disc of movies Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 For saving images in high-definition image quality (HD) Blu-ray disc playback devices (Sony Blu-ray disc player, PlayStation 3, etc.) Disc type/Purpose Recordable movie quality Player PS FX FH Characteristics of each type of disc Creating a disc with a device other than a computer You can create a disc from AVCHD movies that have been recorded with this camera. The devices that can play back movies vary depending on the type of disc. Select the type of disc suitable for your disc player. For details on the method for creating a disc using “PlayMemories Home”, see “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.” To import movies into a PC, see “Importing images to a computer” [Details].

Selecting a method for creating a disc of movies

For saving images in high-definition image quality (HD) (AVCHD disc)

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AVCHD format playback devices (Sony Bluray disc player, PlayStation 3, etc.)

For saving images in standard definition image quality (STD)

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Ordinary DVD playback devices (DVD player, computer that can play DVDs, etc.)

* When creating discs using “PlayMemories Home,” you can record movies if you convert with a deterioration in image quality.

Characteristics of each type of disc

High-definition image quality (HD)

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) (AVCHD disc)

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)

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.

Types of discs that can be used with “PlayMemories Home”

The following 12-cm discs can be used with “PlayMemories Home.” For information on Blu-ray discs, see “Creating Blu-ray discs.” [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.

Creating a disc with a device other than a computer
You can also create discs using a Blu-ray recorder, etc. Depending on which device you use, the types of disc that can be created vary.

Devices

Disc type

Creates a Blu-ray disc or a disc in standard definition image quality (STD) using a Blu-ray recorder.

High-definition image quality (HD)

Standard definition image quality (STD)

Creates a disc in standard definition image quality (STD) using a device such as an HDD recorder.

Standard definition image quality (STD)

Notes When creating AVCHD discs using “PlayMemories Home” from movies recorded in [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)] or [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)], the image quality is converted and it is not possible to create discs that have the original image quality. Converting image quality takes time. To record movies with the original image quality, use Blu-ray discs. To create a Blu-ray disc from movies recorded in [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)], you need to use a device that is compliant with AVCHD format Ver. 2.0. The created Blu-ray disc can be played back only on a device that is compliant with AVCHD format Ver. 2.0. For details on how to create a disc, refer to the operating instructions of the device you use.

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Top page > Using with your computer > Creating a disc of movies > Copying high-definition image quality (HD) movies on to DVD discs (AVCHD discs) Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Playing an AVCHD disc on a PC AVCHD discs can be played on a PC using “PlayMemories Home”. Select the drive into which you have inserted the DVD disc in “PlayMemories Home”, and click [Player for AVCHD]. For details, see “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.” Images may not play back smoothly depending on the PC environment. Notes Be sure that the “Expanded Feature” of “PlayMemories Home” has already been installed. [Details] You cannot record the following images on an AVCHD disc: Still images MP4 movies When creating AVCHD discs with “PlayMemories Home” from movies recorded in [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)] or [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)], the image quality is converted and it is not possible to create discs with the original image quality. Converting image quality takes time. To record movies with the original image quality, use Blu-ray discs. Disc creation may take time. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation An AVCHD disc with HD picture quality can be created from AVCHD movies imported to a PC using the “PlayMemories Home” software. 1. Turn on the PC and insert a blank DVD disc in the DVD drive. 2. Start “PlayMemories Home.” 3. Click (Create Discs).

Copying high-definition image quality (HD) movies on to DVD discs (AVCHD discs)

4. Select [AVCHD (HD)] from the disc selection drop-down list. 5. Select the AVCHD movie to be written to the disc. 6. Click [Add]. You can also add AVCHD movies by dragging and dropping them. 7. Create the disc by following the on-screen instructions.

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Top page > Using with your computer > Creating a disc of movies > Creating standard definition image quality (STD) DVD discs Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 Notes Be sure that the “Expanded Feature” of “PlayMemories Home” 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. DVD discs with standard definition image quality (STD) can be created using the “PlayMemories Home” software and selecting an AVCHD movie imported to the PC. 1. Turn on the power of the PC and insert a blank DVD disc in the DVD drive. If software other than “PlayMemories Home” starts automatically, exit that software. 2. Start “PlayMemories Home.” 3. Click (Create Discs).

Creating standard definition image quality (STD) DVD discs

4. Select [DVD-Video (STD)] from the disc selection drop-down list. 5. Select the AVCHD movie to be written to the disc. 6. Click [Add]. You can also add AVCHD movies by dragging and dropping them. 7. Create the disc by following the on-screen instructions.

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Creating Blu-ray discs
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 (rewritable) discs can be used. Multi-session recordings cannot be made. To create Blu-ray discs using “PlayMemories Home”, be sure to install the dedicated add-on software. For details, see the following URL: http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/BDUW/ To install, your PC must be connected to the Internet. For detailed operations, see “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”

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Printing still images
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 “PlayMemories Home” software and print the images. You can print images with the date. For details, see the “PlayMemories Home Help Guide”. Printing at a shop You can take a memory card 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 playback mode so that you do not have to reselect them when you print them out at the shop. Before you take image data to a shop, always copy (back up) your data. Notes When you print still images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off. You cannot print panoramic images, depending on the printer. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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If you have problems
If you experience trouble with the camera, try the following solutions. 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: 2. Remove the battery pack, wait for about one minute, re-insert the battery pack, then turn on the power. 3. Initialize the settings. [Details] 4. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/ Back to top

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Battery pack and power

Cannot insert the battery pack into the camera.
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 will discharge by itself even if you do not use it. Charge the battery pack before use. Check that the battery pack type is NP-BX1.

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 screen before the power turns off. If you do not operate the camera for a certain period of time while the power is on, 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. 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-BX1. 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 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).

The camera makes a noise when it is shaken.
If the power is not on, the camera may make a noise when it is shaken. This is not a malfunction. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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Shooting still images/movies

Cannot record images.
Check the free capacity of the memory card. If it is full, do one of the following: Delete unnecessary images. [Details] [Details] Change the memory card. You cannot record images while charging the flash. 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, “Memory Stick Micro” (Mark2) media SD memory card, SDHC memory card or SDXC memory card, microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card (Class 4 or faster)

Smile Shutter function does not work.
No image is shot if a smiling face is not detected. [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.
The noise reduction function is turned on. This is not a malfunction. [Details] [Details] You are shooting in RAW mode. Since RAW data files are large, RAW mode shooting may take time. The Auto HDR is processing an image. [Details]

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 (0.16 ft) (W)/55 cm (1.8 ft) (T) from the lens). (Sports Action), (Landscape), Selection] when shooting still images. (Night Scene) or (Fireworks) mode is selected in [Scene

Zoom does not work.
You cannot use the optical zoom when shooting in [Sweep Shooting] mode. You cannot use zoom functions other than optical zoom in the following situations: When the Smile Shutter function is activated. [Drive Mode] is set to [Self-portrait]. [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG].

The flash does not work.
You cannot use the flash in the following situations: [Drive Mode] is set to [Self-timer(Cont)] or [Bracket: Cont.]. [Details] (Anti Motion Blur), (Night Scene), (Hand-held Twilight), Sensitivity) mode is selected in [Scene Selection]. (Fireworks) or (High

Shooting in [Sweep Shooting] mode Shooting in movie mode Set the flash to [Fill-flash] when [Scene Selection] mode is set to (Landscape), (Sports Action) or (Sunset) mode. [Details] (Pet), (Gourmet),

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. (Sports Action), Selection]. (Landscape), (Night Scene) or (Fireworks) mode is selected in [Scene

The date and time are not displayed on the screen.
While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during playback.

The F value and shutter speed flash.
The exposure is incorrect. Correct [Exposure Comp.]. [Details]

The image colors are not correct.
Adjust [White Balance]. [Details] [Picture Effect] is selected. [Details] Execute [Initialize] to reset settings to default. [Details]

The image is extremely bright or dark.
Execute [Initialize] to reset settings to default. [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.

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 [On]. [Details] Shoot the subject at a distance closer than the flash range using the flash. Light the room and shoot the subject. Correct the image using “PlayMemories Home.” [Details]

Dots appear and remain on the screen.
This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded.

Cannot shoot images in succession.

The 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.
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Viewing images

Cannot play back images.
Make sure that the memory card is fully inserted into the camera. The folder/file name has been changed on your computer. 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. The camera is in USB mode. Disconnect the USB connection. [Details] Use “PlayMemories Home” to play images stored on a PC with this camera. Use the application bundled with the Mac to play back the images.

The date and time are not displayed.
The screen display is set to display images only. Press wheel to display information. [Details] (Display Contents) on the control

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 3D images.

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Computers

Your computer does not recognize the camera.
Set [USB Connection] to [Mass Storage]. [Details] Use the micro USB cable (supplied). Disconnect the USB cable from both the computer and the camera, and connect it again firmly. 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.
Contents list 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, “PlayMemories Home” does not start automatically.
Make the USB connection after the computer is turned on.

Cannot play back images on your computer.
If you are using “PlayMemories Home”, refer to “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.” [Details] 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 “PlayMemories Home” and play it back. [Details]

Images exported from a computer cannot be viewed on the camera.
Use “PlayMemories Home” to copy images stored on a PC into this camera and view them on the camera. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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Memory card

Cannot insert a memory card.
Insert the memory card in the correct direction.

You have formatted a memory card by mistake.
All the data on the memory card is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore it.

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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.

Cannot print images with the date.
Select MENU 5 [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 “PlayMemories Home”, you can insert the date on still images that have been recorded without a date. [Details] Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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Others

The lens gets fogged.
Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour before using it.

The camera stops with the lens portion extended.
Do not attempt to force lens that has stopped moving. Insert a charged battery pack, then turn the camera on again.

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 a lens that has stopped moving.

The camera becomes warm when you use it for a long time.
This is not a malfunction.

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.
[Area Setting] is set to a different location than your current location. Change the setting by MENU 1 [Area Setting].

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Self-diagnosis display
If a code starting with a letter of the alphabet appears, the self-diagnosis function on the camera is ) will differ depending on the state of the camera. working. The last two digits (indicated by 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: E:95:

C:13:
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. An unformatted memory card is inserted. Format 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. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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Messages
If the following messages appear, follow the instructions.

Set Area/Date/Time.
Set the area, date, and time. If you have not used the camera for a long time, charge the internal rechargeable battery. [Details]

Unable to use memory card. Format?
Printing Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list The memory card was formatted on a computer and the file format was modified. Select [Enter], then format the memory card. You can use the memory card again; however, all previous data on the memory card will be erased. It may take some time to finish formatting. If the message appears again after formatting, use a different memory card.

Memory Card Error
The inserted memory card cannot be used in the camera. [Details] Formatting failed. Format the memory card again. [Details]

Reinsert memory card.
The inserted memory card cannot be used in the camera. [Details] The memory card is damaged. The terminal section of the memory card is dirty.

Memory card locked.
You are using a memory card with a write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position.

Processing...
When Long exposure noise reduction or High ISO noise reduction is underway, processing will occur for the same amount of time that the shutter was open. You cannot do any further shooting during this time.

Unable to display.
Images recorded with other cameras or images modified using a computer may not be able to be displayed.

Unable to print.
You tried to mark RAW images with a DPOF mark.

Internal temp. high. Allow it to cool.
The camera has become hot because you have been shooting continuously. Turn the power off. Cool the camera and wait until the camera is ready to shoot again.

Because you have been recording for a long time, the temperature inside the camera has increased to an unacceptable level. Stop recording.

Recording is unavailable in this movie format.
Set [File Format] to [MP4].

The number of images exceeds that for which date management in a database file by the camera is possible.

Unable to register to the database file. Import all the images to a computer using “PlayMemories Home” and recover the memory card.

Camera Error System Error
Remove the battery pack, then re-insert it. If the message appears frequently, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

Image Database File error. Recover?
You cannot record or play back AVCHD movies because the Image Database File is damaged. Follow the on-screen instructions to recover data.

Unable to magnify. Unable to rotate image.
Images recorded using other cameras may not be magnified or rotated.

Cannot create more folders.
A folder with a name beginning with “999” exists on the memory card. You cannot create any folders if this is the case. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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Situations this camera has difficulty handling

Low light conditions
Sweep Shooting Tracking focus

Overly bright conditions
Tracking focus

Varying levels of brightness
Tracking focus

Flickering lights
Sweep Shooting

Subjects too close to the camera
Sweep Shooting

Large moving subjects or subjects that move too quickly
Superior Auto Tracking focus Sweep Shooting

Subjects too small or too large
Tracking focus Sweep Shooting

Scenes with little contrast, such as the sky or a sandy beach
Sweep Shooting Superior Auto

Scenes changing constantly, such as a waterfall
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Precautions
Memory card back up Do not use/store the camera in the following places On carrying On operating temperatures On moisture condensation Functions built into this camera What is 1080 60p/50p? On image data compatibility Notes when playing movies on other devices Notes on the screen and lens Notes on the flash

Memory card back up
Do not turn off the camera, remove the battery pack, or remove the memory card while the access lamp is lit. Otherwise, the memory card may be damaged. Be sure to make a backup copy to protect your data.

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. Storing under direct sunlight and 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 strongly 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.

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 the functions of 1080 60i-compatible devices and 1080 50i-compatible

devices. To check whether your camera is a 1080 60i-compatible device or 1080 50i-compatible device, look for the following marks on the bottom of the camera. 1080 60i-compatible device: 60i 1080 50i-compatible device: 50i

What is 1080 60p/50p?
Unlike standard recording modes up to now, which record in an interlacing method, this camera records using a progressive method. This increases the resolution, and provides a smoother, more realistic image.

On image data compatibility
The camera conforms with DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) universal standards 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 an 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. Movies recorded in 1080 60p/1080 50p format can be played back only on 1080 60p/1080 50psupported devices.

Notes on the screen and lens
The screen is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology so over 99.99% 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 screen. These dots are a normal result of the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording. Exposing the 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 screen. The screen may be discolored and that may cause a malfunction. Images may trail across on the 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.

Notes on the flash
When using the flash, the flash pops up automatically. Do not cover the flash with your fingers. Do not carry the camera by the flash unit, or use excessive strength on it. If water, dust or sand get into the open flash unit, it may cause a malfunction. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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On the internal rechargeable backup battery
This camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date and time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off. 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.

Charging method of the internal rechargeable backup battery
Insert a charged battery pack in the camera, and then leave the camera for 24 hours or more with the power off. Back to top

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Battery pack
On charging the battery pack Effective use of the battery pack Remaining battery charge How to store the battery pack On battery life Compatible battery pack

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 screen.

A: High B: Low It takes about 1 minute until the correct remaining charge indicator appears. The remaining charge indicator may not be correct under certain circumstances. If you do not operate the camera for a certain period of time while the power is on, the camera turns off automatically. (Auto power-off function)

How to store the battery pack
Fully discharge the battery pack before storing and store the camera in a cool, dry place. To maintain the battery pack’s function, charge the battery pack and then fully discharge it in 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 the available time of the battery is shortened significantly, 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-BX1 (supplied) can be used only in X type compatible Cyber-shot models. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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Charging the battery pack
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 flashes even if the AC Adaptor is connected to the camera and the wall outlet (wall socket), this indicates that charging has stopped temporarily and is on standby. Charging stops and enters standby status automatically when the temperature is outside of the recommended operating temperature. When the temperature returns to the appropriate range, charging resumes and the 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).

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Memory card
Memory card Note on using the memory card adaptor (sold separately) “Memory Stick” media When using “Memory Stick Duo” media with standard sized “Memory Stick” media slot Notes on using “Memory Stick Micro” media (sold separately)

Memory card

MultiMediaCard cannot be used. “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. “Memory Stick Micro” media of up to 16 GB and microSD memory cards of up to 32 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) (Mark2) (“Memory Stick Micro” (Mark2) media) SD card (Class 4 or faster), microSD memory card (Class 4 or faster) Notes To ensure stable operation 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 back up 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 operations 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: 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. When using “Memory Stick Micro” media or a microSD memory card, be sure to insert into the dedicated memory card adaptor.

“Memory Stick” media
The types of “Memory Stick” media that can be used with the camera are listed in the table below. However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick” media functions.

“Memory Stick” media type Memory Stick Duo (without MagicGate) Memory Stick Duo (with MagicGate) MagicGate Memory Stick Duo Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo Memory Stick Micro (M2) Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)

Recording/Playback *1 *2 *1*2 *2*3 *2*3*4 *2 *2*3

*1 High-speed data transfer using a parallel interface is not supported. *2 “Memory Stick Duo” media and “Memory Stick Micro” media that 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, [1440×1080 12M] size movies cannot be recorded to “Memory Stick” media other than “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media or “Memory Stick Micro” (Mark2) 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.

When using “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 “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 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. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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On cleaning
Cleaning the lens and flash

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Wipe the lens and flash with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints, dust, etc.

Cleaning the flash
Clean the flash surface before use. The heat of the flash emission may cause dirt on the flash surface to start smoking or burning. Wipe the flash surface with a soft cloth to remove dirt or dust, etc.

Cleaning the camera surface
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. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > Number of still images and recordable time of movies > Number of still images Before Use Shooting Viewing Using MENU items (Shooting) Using MENU items (Viewing) Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Quality Printing Troubleshooting Precautions/About this camera Contents list Standard Fine Memory card formatted with this camera 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 295 170 590 345 115 175 1200 2400 690 235 355 1350 470 710 4800 2800 950 1400 9600 5500 1900 2850 The number of still images may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the memory card. [Image Size] : [L: 20M] When [Aspect Ratio] is set to [3:2]* (Units: Images)

Number of still images

RAW & JPEG 58 RAW 88

* When the [Aspect Ratio] is set to other than [3:2], you can record more pictures than shown above. (Except when [Quality] is set to [RAW].)

Notes Even if 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. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > Number of still images and recordable time of movies > Recordable time of movies Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 60i 24M(FX) 50i 24M(FX) 60i 17M(FH) 50i 17M(FH) 60p 28M(PS) 50p 28M(PS) Record Setting Memory card formatted with this camera 2 GB 10 m 10 m 9m 4 GB 20 m 30 m 15 m 40 m 8 GB 40 m 1h 35 m 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 6h 8 h 15 m 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))

Recordable time of movies

1 h 30 m 3 h 2h 4h5m

1 h 15 m 2 h 30 m 5 h 5 m

1440×1080 12M 15 m VGA 3M

1 h 20 m 2 h 45 m 5 h 30 m 11 h 5 m 40 h 10 m

1 h 10 m 2 h 25 m 4 h 55 m 9 h 55 m 20 h

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. Notes The recordable time of movies varies because the camera is equipped with VBR (Variable Bit Rate), which automatically adjusts image quality depending on the shooting scene. When you record a fast-moving subject, the image is clearer but the recordable time is shorter because more memory is required for recording. The recordable time also varies depending on the shooting conditions, the subject or the image quality/size settings.

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Using the camera abroad
You can use the AC Adaptor (supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz. Notes An electronic voltage transformer is unnecessary and its use may cause a malfunction. Back to top

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Top page > Precautions/About this camera > Using the camera abroad > On TV color systems Before Use Shooting Viewing 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 PAL-M system Brazil PAL-N system Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay SECAM system Bulgaria, France, Greece, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

On TV color systems
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. 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.

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Carl Zeiss lens
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. Back to top

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AVCHD format
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, 1920×1080/60p, 1440×1080/60i 1080 50i-compatible device MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1920×1080/50i, 1920×1080/50p, 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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This camera comes with software that are used based on licensing agreements with the owners of that software. Based on requests by the owners of copyright of these software applications, we have an obligation to inform you of the following. Please read the following sections. Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal memory of your camera. Establish a Mass Storage connection between the camera and a computer to read licenses in the “PMHOME” - “LICENSE” folder. 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

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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. Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal memory of your camera. Establish a Mass Storage connection between the camera and a computer to read licenses in the “PMHOME” - “LICENSE” folder. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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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,” , , “MagicGate,” , “BRAVIA,” “Memory Stick Micro,” “PhotoTV HD” “Blu-ray Disc™” and “Blu-ray™” are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association. “AVCHD Progressive” and “AVCHD Progressive” logotype are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. Microsoft, Windows, DirectX and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac, Mac OS and iMovie 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. 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. Back to top Copyright 2012 Sony Corporation

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