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Digital Recording Binoculars Handbook

DEV-30/50/50V

2013 Sony Corporation 4-464-705-12(1)

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Using this product Do not hold this product by the following parts. Also, do not hold this product by the battery/ memory card cover or jack covers.

Do not place this product with the viewfinder facing down.

This product is dustproof and rainproof. See About dust & rain proof performance of this product (p. 5).

Menu items, viewfinder, and lens A menu item that is grayed out is not available under the current recording or playback conditions. The viewfinder is manufactured using extremely high precision technology, so over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (white, red, blue, or green in color) that appear constantly in the viewfinder. These points are normal results of the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording in any way. Exposing the viewfinder or the lens to direct sunlight for long periods of time may cause malfunctions.

Do not aim at the sun. Doing so might cause this product to malfunction. Take images of the sun only in low light conditions, such as at dusk.

About language setting The on-screen displays in each local language are used for illustrating the operating procedures. Change the screen language before using this product if necessary (p. 17).

On recording To ensure stable operation of the memory card, it is recommended that you format the memory card with this product before using it the first time (p. 58). Formatting the memory card will erase all the data stored on it and the data will be irrecoverable. Save your important data on your PC etc. Before starting to record, test the recording function to make sure the image and sound are recorded without any problems. Compensation for the contents of recordings cannot be provided, even if recording or playback is not possible due to a malfunction of this product, memory card, etc. TV color systems differ depending on the country/region. To view your recordings on a TV, set [60i/50i Sel] to the setting required in your country/region before recording (p. 15). Television programs, films, video tapes, and other materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the copyright laws. Use this product in accordance with local regulations. See page 17 for the memory card you can use with this product.

Notes on playing back You may not be able to play back images recorded on this product using other devices. Also, you may not be able to play back images recorded on other devices using this product.

Viewfinder

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DVD media recorded with high definition image quality

DVD media recorded with high definition image quality can be played back with devices that are compatible with the AVCHD standard. You cannot play discs recorded with high definition image quality with DVD players/ recorders as they are not compatible with the AVCHD format. If you insert a disc recorded with the AVCHD format (high definition image quality) into a DVD player/recorder, you may not be able to eject the disc.

Save all your recorded image data To prevent your image data from being lost, save all your recorded images on external media periodically. To save images on your computer, see page 35, and to save images on external devices, see page 39. The type of discs or media on which the images can be saved depend on the [ REC Mode] selected when the images were recorded. Movies recorded with [60p Quality ] ([50p Quality ]) or [Highest Quality ] can be saved on external media devices or on Blu-ray discs (p. 37, 40).

Notes on battery pack/AC Adaptor Be sure to remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor after turning off this product. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from this product, holding both this product and the DC plug.

Note on the binoculars/battery pack temperature

When the temperature of this product or battery pack becomes extremely high or extremely low, you may not be able to record or play back on this product due to the protection features of this product being activated in such situations. In this case, an indicator appears on the screen (p. 70).

When this product is connected to a computer or accessories

Do not try to format the memory card of this product using a computer. If you do so, this product may not operate correctly. When connecting this product to another device with communication cables, be sure to insert the connector plug in the correct way. Pushing the plug forcibly into the terminal will damage the terminal and may result in a malfunction of this product.

If you cannot record/play back images, perform [Format]

If you repeat recording/deleting images for a long time, fragmentation of data occurs on the memory card. Images cannot be saved or recorded. In such a case, save your images on some type of external media first, and then perform [Format] (p. 58).

Notes on optional accessories We recommend using genuine Sony accessories. Genuine Sony accessories may not be available in some countries/regions.

About this manual, illustrations and on-screen displays

The example images used in this manual for illustration purposes are captured using a digital still camera, and therefore may appear different from images and screen indicators that actually appear on this product. And, the illustrations of this product and its screen indication are exaggerated or simplified for understandability. In this manual, the DVD disc recorded with high definition image quality is called AVCHD recording disc. Design and specifications of this product and accessories are subject to change without notice.

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Viewing 3D video images

Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, fatigue, or nausea) while watching 3D video images. Sony recommends that all viewers take regular breaks while watching 3D video images. The length and frequency of necessary breaks will vary from person to person. You must decide what works best. If you experience any discomfort, you should stop watching the 3D video images until the discomfort ends; consult a doctor if necessary. You should also review the instruction manual of any other device or media used with this product. The vision of young children (especially those under six years old) is still under development. Consult your doctor (such as a pediatrician or eye doctor) before allowing young children to watch 3D video images. Adults should supervise young children to ensure they follow the recommendations listed above.

Notes on use

Be careful of your surroundings when using this product. Especially, do not use this product while walking. Doing so may cause accidents or injury. Do not do any of the following. Otherwise, the memory card may be damaged, recorded images may be impossible to play back or may be lost, or other malfunctions could occur.

ejecting the memory card when the access lamp (p. 18) is lit or flashing removing the battery pack or AC Adaptor from this product, or applying mechanical shock or vibration to this product when the

(Movie)/ (Photo) lamps (p. 21) or the access lamp (p. 18) are lit or flashing

When using the neck strap, do not carry this product on your back. Doing so may cause injury. And do not allow this product to knock against another object.

About manuals for this product

Two manuals have been prepared for this product, the Operating Guide and the Digital Recording Binoculars Handbook (PDF). The Operating Guide introduces basic operations and the Digital Recording Binoculars Handbook (PDF) explains details of functions.

Operating Guide This manual introduces the basic operations of this product, such as recording and playback.

Digital Recording Binoculars Handbook (PDF) This manual explains various operations, such as how to use the setting menu and how to save images on other devices.

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About dust & rain proof performance of this product The main unit of this product has been proven (by our performance test) to reach dust & rain proof performance requirements equivalent to IEC60529 IP54. Sudden rain or fugitive dust will not affect operation of this product.

Dustproof performance (IP5x): enclosure does not allow such ingress of dust as to cause harmful effects. The enclosure is not completely dust-tight, however, and is not guaranteed to protect against extreme dust exposure. Rainproof performance (IPx4): enclosure that does not allow splashing of water from any directions to cause harmful effects. This product is not protected against pressurized water, such as from a shower or tap, etc. When an accessory is attached or the AC adaptor or cables are connected, the dust & rain proof performance of this product may be compromised. Be careful not to allow dust or water to enter this product. Do not let the product come in contact with hot water or that with high mineral content. Strong shocks such as from dropping of this product may compromise the rain proof performance of this product. We recommended that you contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility (charge applies) regarding repairs. Make sure to use this product properly, observing the following points, as damage caused by misuse, abuse or failure to properly maintain this product is not covered by warranty.

Do not use this product underwater. This product is not waterproof, and should not be used underwater. Never immerse this product in water.

Securely close the battery/memory card cover or jack covers. Water is more likely to enter this product if the cover is open. When using this product in the rain or with wet or sandy hands, do not open the battery/memory card cover or jack covers. Doing so may cause a malfunction.

On use and care

Sand, hair, dirt, etc., trapped in the sealing gasket of the battery/memory card cover or jack covers may lead to water entering this product. Wipe the area clean with a soft cloth that does not leave fibers. Scratches on and deformation or deterioration of the sealing gasket may lead to water entering this product. If the sealing gasket becomes scratched, deformed or deteriorated, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

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The drains on the bottom of this product are designed to allow any water or sand entering via the clearance of the IPD ADJ dial or the viewfinder to escape from the bottom.

If sand caught in the parts of this product impairs their movement, remove the sand with a blower, etc., and then operate them repeatedly.

Drains

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Read this first. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Viewing 3D video images.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Notes on use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 About manuals for this product.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

About dust & rain proof performance of this product.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 On use and care.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Getting started Step 1: Checking the supplied items.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Attaching the supplied items.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Step 2: Charging the battery pack.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Step 3: Turning the power on, and setting up this product. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Changing the language setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Step 4: Inserting a memory card.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Binoculars/Recording/Playback Using this product as binoculars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Recording movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Shooting photos.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Playback on this product.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Playing images on a TV.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

List of connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Using BRAVIA Sync.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Advanced operations Useful functions for recording movies and photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Recording better images automatically (Intelligent Auto).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Selecting the recording mode.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Recording information on your location (GPS) (DEV-50V). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL dial.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Editing on this product.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Deleting images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Dividing a movie.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Capturing a photo from a movie.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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Saving movies and photos with a computer Playing images on a computer.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

What you can do with PlayMemories Home software (Windows). . . . . . . . . . . 35 Software for Mac.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Preparing a computer (Windows).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Checking the computer system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Starting the PlayMemories Home software.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Downloading the dedicated software for this product. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Saving images with an external device Selecting a method for saving images on an external device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

The devices on which the created disc can be played back. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Saving images on an external media device.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Saving desired movies and photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Playing back images in the external media device on this product.. . . . . . . . . . 42

Creating a standard definition image quality disc with a recorder, etc... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Customizing this product Using menus.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Menu lists.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Shooting Mode (Items for selecting a shooting mode).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Camera/Mic (Items for customized shooting). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Image Quality/Size (Items for setting up image quality or size).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Edit/Copy (Items for editing). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Setup (Other setup items).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Additional information Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Expected operating time with each battery pack.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Expected recording time of movies.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Expected number of recordable photos.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

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Using this product abroad.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Watching the recorded movies on a TV.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Maintenance and precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 About the AVCHD format.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 About GPS (DEV-50V).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 About the memory card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 About handling of this product. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Quick reference Screen indicators.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Parts and controls.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

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Getting started

Step 1: Checking the supplied items The numbers in ( ) are the supplied quantity.

Digital Recording Binoculars (1)

AC Adaptor (1)

Power cord (Mains lead) (1)

HDMI cable (1)

Micro USB cable (1)

Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV0 (1)

Lens cap (1)

Neck strap (1)

Operating Guide (1)

CD-ROM Manuals for Digital Recording Binoculars (1) Digital Recording Binoculars Handbook (PDF)

Notes The PlayMemories Home software and PlayMemories Home Help Guide can be downloaded from the Sony website (p. 36).

Only for DEV-50/50V

Carrying case (1)

Finder cap (1)

Large eyecup ()

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Attaching the supplied items

Attaching the neck strap To avoid dropping this product, attach the neck strap to the binoculars following the steps below. Insert one end of the neck strap into the strap mount on the binoculars. Then, fasten the neck strap, placing the end of the neck strap into the clasp.

Attaching the lens cap When you do not intend to use this product, store this product with the lens cap attached.

Attaching the large eyecup (DEV-50/50V) If you cannot see the picture in the viewfinder clearly under bright light, use the large eyecup. Align the large eyecup with the eyecup groove in the viewfinder.

Attaching the finder cap (DEV-50/50V) When you do not intend to use this product, store this product with the finder cap attached.

You can attach the finder cap to the neck strap as illustrated when it is not being used.

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Step 2: Charging the battery pack You can charge the InfoLITHIUM battery pack (V series).

Notes You cannot use any InfoLITHIUM battery pack other than NP-FV70/FV100 with this product. To charge the battery, turn off this product by pressing the POWER button.

1 Press the battery/memory card cover button () and slide the cover in the direction of the arrow (), then open the cover ().

2 Align the battery with the grooves in the battery compartment while pressing the battery release lever (), then slide the battery until it clicks ().

3 Close the battery/memory card cover.

4 Connect the AC Adaptor and the power cord (mains lead) to this product and the wall outlet (wall socket).

The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and charging starts. The CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery pack is fully charged.

Slide the cover until there is no gap.

Align the battery with the grooves.

Battery release lever

DC IN jack DC plug

AC Adaptor

Power cord (mains lead)

To the wall outlet (wall socket)

CHG (charge) lamp Open and rotate the cover.

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5 When the battery is charged, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack of this product.

Charging time Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.

Battery pack Charging time NP-FV70 195 NP-FV100 390

The charging times shown in the table above are measured when charging this product at a temperature of 25 C (77 F). It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 C to 30 C (50 F to 86 F).

Tips See page 74 on recording and playing time. When this product is on, you can check the approximate amount of remaining battery power (expected recording and playing time) with the remaining battery indicator at the upper right on the screen.

To use a wall outlet (wall socket) as a power source Make the same connections as Step 2: Charging the battery pack (p. 12). The battery pack will not be discharged even if left installed while using a wall outlet (wall socket) as a power source.

To remove the battery pack Turn off this product by pressing the

POWER button. Open the battery/memory card cover

(p. 12).

Slide the battery release lever and remove the battery.

Charging the battery pack abroad You can charge the battery pack in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor (supplied) within the AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range.

Notes Do not use an electronic voltage transformer.

Notes on the battery pack When you remove the battery pack or disconnect the AC Adaptor, turn this product off and make sure that the (Movie)/ (Photo) lamps (p. 21), the access lamp (p. 18) are turned off. The CHG (charge) lamp flashes during charging under the following conditions:

The battery pack is not installed correctly. The battery pack is damaged. The temperature of the battery pack is low. Remove the battery pack from this product and put it in a warm place. The temperature of the battery pack is high. Remove the battery pack from this product and put it in a cool place.

Notes on the AC Adaptor Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs while using this product.

Battery release lever

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Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture. Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction.

Step 3: Turning the power on, and setting up this product

Notes Do not turn the power on with the micro USB cable connected. Do not connect the micro USB cable until the following procedure is completed. If this product is used by more than one person, adjust the diopter and the width whenever a different person uses it.

1 Press the POWER button. This product is turned on.

2 Adjust the diopter until you can see a clear image with each eye by turning the diopter adjustment knob.

Adjust the diopter for each eye separately. If you bring your eyes close to the viewfinder, the eye sensor reacts to display the viewfinder screen.

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3 Adjust the width between the left and right viewfinder to fit your eyes using the IPD ADJ dial.

Adjust the width so that left and right images overlap. Make sure that the image in the viewfinder does not appear as a double image. When the viewfinder exceeds the limit of the adjustable range, you will hear a click. The viewfinder will not move any further.

4 Set the language, area, summer time, date & time format, and date & time using the multi- selector, then confirm each setting. Using the multi-selector

Move the multi-selector towards /// to select the desired item, and then press the center of the selector to complete the selection.

When each setting have been completed, select [Next].

To set the date and time again, select (MENU) [Setup] [ Clock

Settings] [Date & Time Setting] [Date & Time]. When [Date & Time] is not on the screen, press / until the item appears.

5 Select [60i (NTSC)] or [50i (PAL)] to suit the TV color system used in your country/region, then select . When the 60i/50i selection is made, this product restarts to update the system.

See page 77 for details on the TV color system in your country/region.

6 Adjust the relative vertical position of the right and left viewfinder. Make sure that the horizontal line overlaps the vertical lines.

If the horizontal line and the vertical lines do not overlap, adjust the position of the image in the right viewfinder by selecting / until the lines overlap, then select .

Image in the left viewfinder

Image in the right viewfinder

Image viewed by both eyes

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If you see the image below, the device works correctly.

If you see the image below even after adjusting the viewfinder, cease using this product.

If you cannot see images correctly, this product may be damaged. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

7 Select [Run].

If you select [Run Later], the recording mode screen appears. When you turn on this product next time, the [Auto 3D Lens Adjust] screen will appear.

8 Adjust the 3D lens. Aim this product at a subject to display it on the screen.

View a subject for which the scale of the indicator exceeds the mark, and then select .

Do not change the subject until the adjustment is completed.

Notes If this product fails to perform [Auto 3D Lens Adjust], select [Run Again].

Type of subjects that should be displayed on the screen for [Auto 3D Lens Adjust] The scale indicated varies depending on the subject displayed on the screen.

Subjects that indicate a higher scale: Distant subjects in bright places such as outdoors Subjects farther away than 20 m (65 ft.) from this product Subjects with various colors and shapes

Subjects that indicate a lower scale and result in adjustment failure:

Subjects in night scenes and in dark places Subjects within 20 m (65 ft.) from this product Subjects with few patterns and shapes Subjects that repeat the same pattern, such as rows of windows on buildings Moving subjects

The horizontal line is extremely tilted.

The horizontal line and the vertical lines do not overlap.

Scale

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Notes The date and time does not appear during recording, but they are automatically recorded on the memory card, and can be displayed during playback. To display the date and time, select (MENU) [Setup] [ Playback Settings] [Data Code] [Date/Time] .

To turn off the power Press the POWER button.

Changing the language setting

You can change the on-screen displays to show messages in a specified language. Select (MENU) [Setup] [ General Settings] [Language Setting] a desired language .

Step 4: Inserting a memory card

Types of memory card you can use with this product

Memory Stick PRO Duo media (Mark2) Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media

Described in this manual, Memory Stick PRO Duo media

Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media

Described in this manual, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media

SD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC memory card

Described in this manual, SD card SD Speed Class 4 or faster is required.

Operation with all memory cards is not assured. Memory Stick PRO Duo media of up to 32 GB, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media of up to 64 GB and SD cards of up to 64 GB have been verified to operate with this product.

Notes Movies recorded on Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media and SDXC memory cards cannot be imported to or played back on computers or AV devices not supporting the exFAT* file system by connecting this product to these devices with the USB cable. Confirm in advance that the connecting equipment is supporting the exFAT system. If you connect an equipment not supporting the exFAT system and the format screen appears, do not perform the format. All the data recorded will be lost. * The exFAT is a file system that is used for the Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media and SDXC memory cards.

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1 Open the battery/memory card cover (p. 12), and insert the memory card with the nothched edge in the direction as illustrated until it clicks.

If the [Preparing image database file. Please wait.] screen is displayed, wait until the screen disappears.

2 Close the battery/memory card cover (p. 12).

Notes If [Failed to create a new Image Database File. It may be possible that there is not enough free space.] is displayed, format the memory card (p. 58). Confirm the direction of the memory card. If you forcibly insert the memory card in the wrong direction, the memory card, memory card slot, and/or image data may be damaged. Do not open the battery/memory card cover during recording. When inserting or ejecting the memory card, be careful so that the memory card does not pop out and drop.

Do not eject the memory card while the access lamp is lit. Doing so may cause movies and/or photos to not be saved on the memory card properly.

To eject the memory card Open the battery/memory card cover and lightly push the memory card in once.

Access lamp

Note the direction of notched corner.

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Binoculars/Recording/Playback

Using this product as binoculars

1 Press the POWER button.

This product is turned on. Some settings screen may appear depending on the status of this product when it is turned on. Use this product after completing any necessary adjustments.

2 Make sure that the diopter, the width, and the relative vertical position of the right and left viewfinder fit you (p. 14).

3 Hold this product with both hands and aim it at the subject.

You can magnify images with the power zoom lever. This product adjusts the focus automatically with the auto-focus function (default setting).

Tips [ SteadyShot] is set to [Active] in the default setting.

About zooming Magnifications available are as follows.

Binoculars magnification (approx.)

DEV-30 DEV-50/50V

Movie recording (2D mode)*1

0.8 to 15 *2

0.8 to 10 *3

0.8 to 25 *2

0.8 to 12 *3

Movie recording (3D mode)*1

0.5 to 6

0.5 to 6

Photo recording 0.5 to 15 *4

0.5 to 25 *4

Zoom ratio (approx.)

DEV-30 DEV-50/50V

Movie recording (2D mode)

20 *2

13 *3 33 *2

16 *3

Movie recording (3D mode)

12 12

Photo recording 33 *4 55 *4

*1 [ SteadyShot] is set to something other than [Active]

*2 [Digital Zoom] is set to [On] (The image quality decreases when you use the large magnification)

*3 [Digital Zoom] is set to [Off] *4 The image quality decreases when you use the

large magnification

Tips The binoculars magnification indicates how big the subject looks with the binoculars compared with your naked eye. The zoom ratio indicates the ratio of the focal lengths between the minimum and maximum value.

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Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom.

Notes Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom lever. If you move your finger off the power zoom lever, the operation sound of the power zoom lever may also be recorded.

To adjust the focus manually Select (MENU) [Camera/Mic]

[ Manual Settings] [Focus] using the multi-selector.

Select [Manual], then select (nearby subject) / (distant subject) several times to adjust the focus.

Tips To adjust the focus automatically, select [Auto].

To switch the viewfinder display between 2D and 3D Press FINDER 2D/3D to switch the viewfinder display between 2D and 3D. At the default setting, images in the viewfinder are displayed in 3D.

Notes The recorded image does not change even if you press FINDER 2D/3D.

Tips In the 3D display mode for the viewfinder, this product displays the image from the left lens in the left viewfinder, and the image from the right lens in the right viewfinder. In the 2D display mode, this product displays the image from the left lens in both the left and right viewfinder.

To use this product in dark places (Hyper Gain) You can view a subject brightly even in dark places by increasing the gain.

Select (MENU) [Camera/Mic] [ Manual Settings] [Hyper Gain] [On].

Notes The image quality deteriorates due to noise when using [Hyper Gain]. In addition, the color of the image becomes light.

Tips It is recommended that you adjust the focus manually.

Wider range of view (Wide angle)

Close view (Telephoto)

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Recording

In the default setting, images in the viewfinder are displayed in 3D (p. 20), but movies are recorded in 2D.

Press the POWER button.

This product is turned on.

Recording movies

Make sure that the (Movie) lamp is on.

If the (Photo) lamp is on, press MODE to turn on the (Movie) lamp.

Press START/STOP to start recording.

The recording lamp lights in red during recording. To stop recording, press START/STOP again.

To display items on the screen again Operate the multi-selector. You can change the settings using the [Display Setting] menu (p. 55).

Notes The maximum continuous recordable time of a movie is as follows.

2D: about 13 hours 3D: about 6 hours 30 minutes

It will take several seconds until you can start recording after you turn on this product. You cannot operate this product during this time.

[STBY] [REC]

(Movie): When recording a movie (Photo): When recording a photo

MODE button

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The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the memory card after recording has finished. During this time, do not apply shock or vibration to this product, or remove the battery or AC Adaptor.

Access lamp (p. 18) is lit or flashing The media icon in the upper right of the screen is flashing

Tips See page 75 on the recordable time of movies. You can check the recordable time, estimated remaining capacity, etc., by selecting (MENU) [Setup] [ Media Settings] [Media Info].

To switch the 2D and 3D recording mode You can select a recording mode of either 2D or 3D. To switch 2D and 3D, select (MENU) [Image Quality/Size] [2D/3D Mode Select].

Tips When you change the [2D/3D Mode Select] setting, movies played back on this product and movies output from the HDMI OUT jack are changed between 2D and 3D automatically.

Recommended distance from the subject and zooming level The distance at which you can obtain good 3D movies varies depending on the zooming level.

Recommended recording distance (approx.) Zoom

2 m to (9 m) [6 ft. to (30 ft.)]

6 m to (16 m) [20 ft. to (51 ft.)]

24 m to (30 m) [78 ft. to (100 ft.)]

A subject farther away than the recommended recording distance will lose 3D depth.

Notes You should not record a subject closer than the recommended recording distance in 3D because an uncomfortable movie will be recorded. Record the subject in 2D. When you record 3D movies, the binocular magnification can be set to up to about 6 . If you want to view or record a subject at greater magnification, set [2D/3D Mode Select] to [2D].

Data code during recording The recording date, time, condition and coordinates (DEV-50V) are recorded automatically on the memory card. They are not displayed during recording. However, you can check them as [Data Code] during playback (p. 58).

Shooting photos

Press MODE to turn on the (Photo) lamp.

The screen display switches for photo recording mode. You can also switch the recording mode by selecting [MODE] on the viewfinder screen.

(Movie): When recording a movie (Photo): When recording a photo

MODE button

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Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully.

When disappears, the photo is recorded.

Note You cannot shoot photos when [2D/3D Mode Select] is set to [3D]. Select (MENU) [Image Quality/Size] [2D/3D Mode Select] [2D]. You cannot shoot photos in 3D.

Tips See page 75 regarding the number of photos recordable. To change the image size, Select (MENU) [Image Quality/Size] [ Image Size] a desired setting . You cannot record photos while is displayed.

Playback on this product You can play back images recorded with this product.

Tips If you want to play back 3D images, set [2D/3D Mode Select] to [3D].

1 Press the POWER button.

This product is turned on.

2 Press (View Images).

The Event Index screen appears after some seconds.

3 Select an image you want to view using the multi-selector, then press the center of the selector. Playback starts.

To the MENU screen previous image / next

image previous event / next event

Change to the movie/photo recording mode

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Event title Total time of movies/Total number

of photos in the event Switch Image Type button (2D

only) ( MOVIE, PHOTO, MOVIE/PHOTO*)

Movie Photo * If you start playback from the

[ MOVIE/PHOTO] screen, movies and photos are played back in the mixed order by shooting date and time.

This product organizes images into a group that is called an event, based on the date and time, and information on how often you record images.

Operations available on the playback display

/ Pause/Play

Stop

/ Previous/Next image

/ Fast-reverse/Fast- forward

Play slide show

Volume

Delete

Context

Some buttons may not be displayed depending on the playback image.

Notes You may not be able to play back the images with devices other than this product.

Tips When playback from the selected image reaches the last image, the screen returns to the INDEX screen. Select / during pause to play back movies slowly. As you repeat pressing Enter after selecting / during playback, movies are played as fast as about 5 times about 10 times about 30 times about 60 times. The recording date, time, and shooting conditions are recorded automatically during recording. This information is not displayed during recording, but you can display it during playback by selecting (MENU) [Setup] [ Playback Settings] [Data Code] a desired setting . To play a Slideshow, select [ PHOTO] from the Switch Image Type button on the Event Index screen. To repeat Slideshow, select [Slideshow Set].

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Playing images on a TV

Connection methods, the image type (3D or 2D) and the image quality (high definition or standard definition) viewed on the TV screen differ depending on what type of TV is connected, and the connectors used.

Output connectors on this product

1 Switch the input on the TV to the connected jack.

Refer to the instruction manuals of the TV.

2 Connect this product to a TV.

Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power source (p. 13).

3 Play a movie or a photo on this product (p. 23).

List of connection

Connecting to a 3D TV Movies recorded in 3D are played back in 3D. Make sure that [2D/3D Mode Select] is set to [3D].

Adjusting the depth of 3D movies when this product is connected to a 3D TV with the HDMI cable (supplied) You can adjust the depth of image while playing back 3D movies. Only operating buttons are displayed in the viewfinder. Adjust the depth while checking the images displayed on the TV screen. Select [3D Depth Adjustment] on

the 3D movie playback screen. The movie stops, and a warning about [3D Depth Adjustment] appears. Select [Next] to display the screen used to adjust the vertical direction.

Select / to adjust the vertical direction [Next].

The screen used to adjust horizontal direction appears.

HDMI Cable (supplied)

Multi/Micro USB terminalHDMI OUT jack

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Select / to adjust the horizontal direction .

Connecting to a high definition TV The movies are played back in high definition image quality.

Connecting to a non-high-definition 16:9 (wide) or 4:3 TV Movies are played back in standard definition image quality.

When you connect with HDMI cable It is recommended that you use an authorized cable with HDMI logo or a Sony HDMI cable. Use an HDMI micro connector on one end (for this product), and a plug suitable for connecting your TV on the other end. Copyright-protected images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack of this product.

Some TVs may not function correctly (e.g., no sound or image) with this connection. Do not connect this product HDMI OUT jack to an external device HDMI OUT jack, as malfunction may occur.

To set the aspect ratio according to the connected TV (16:9/4:3)

Set [TV Type] to [16:9] or [4:3] according to your TV (p. 59).

When your TV is monaural (When your TV has only one audio input jack)

Connect the yellow plug of an AV Cable (sold separately) to the video input jack and connect the white (left channel) or red (right channel) plug to the audio input jack of your TV or VCR.

When connecting to your TV via a VCR Connect this product to the LINE IN input on the VCR using an AV Cable (sold separately). Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, etc.).

Notes When an AV Cable (sold separately) is used to output movies, movies are output with standard definition image quality.

Tips If you connect this product to the TV using more than one type of cable to output images, HDMI output takes priority. HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interface to send both video/audio signals. The HDMI OUT jack outputs high quality images and digital audio.

(Yellow) (White) (Red)

AV Cable (sold separately)

HDMI Cable (supplied)

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Using BRAVIA Sync

You can operate this product with the remote commander of your TV by connecting this product to a BRAVIA Sync compatible TV launched in 2008 or later with the HDMI cable. You can operate the menu of this product by pressing the SYNC MENU button of the remote commander of your TV. You can display this product screens such as Event Index, play selected movies or display selected photos by pressing up/down/ left/right/enter buttons of the remote commander of your TV.

Notes There may be some operations you cannot do with the remote commander. To set this product, select (MENU) [Setup] [ Connection] [CTRL FOR HDMI] [On] (the default setting) . Also set your TV accordingly. Refer to the instruction manual of the TV for details. The operation of BRAVIA Sync differs according to each model of BRAVIA. Refer to the instruction manual of your TV for details.

Tips If you turn off the TV, this product will be turned off simultaneously.

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Advanced operations

Useful functions for recording movies and photos The available menu items differ between the movie mode ( ) and photo mode ( ).

Recording better images automatically (Intelligent Auto)

When the Intelligent Auto function sets to [On] ([Off] is the default setting), you can record with the most suitable setting by detecting the scene automatically.

Select at the right bottom on the recording screen of movies or photos.

Select [On] .

Face detection (Portrait), (Baby)

Scene detection (Backlight), (Landscape),

(Night scene), (Spotlight), (Low light), (Macro)

Camera-shake detection (Walk), (Tripod)

Sound detection , (Auto Wind NR)

To cancel the Intelligent Auto function, select [Off].

Notes This product may not detect the expected scene or subject, depending on the recording conditions.

Selecting the recording mode

You can switch the recording mode to select the movie quality ([Standard ] is the default setting). The recording time of the memory card is changed depending on the recording mode. You cannot change the recording mode while recording 3D movies.

Select (MENU) [Image Quality/Size] [ REC Mode].

Select the desired recording mode.

The recording modes available will depend on the selected [ Frame Rate] (p. 56).

* appears on a medium icon if a movie recorded with the selected recording mode cannot be saved on the medium in use.

Select .

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Recording modes and the media Types of media that images can be saved on will depend on the recording mode selected. For details on a save operation using the external devices, see page 39.

Types of media

Recording mode

3D PS* FX FH/ HQ/ LP

External media (USB storage devices)

Blu-ray discs

AVCHD recording discs

* [PS] can be set only when [ Frame Rate] is set to [60p] ([50p]) (p. 56).

Tips This product can record images with the following recording format. The recording format varies depending on the setting of [60i/50i Sel]. When [60i/50i Sel] is set to [60i (NTSC)]

3D: 1920 1080/60i PS: 1920 1080/60p FX or FH: 1920 1080/60i HQ or LP: 1440 1080/60i

When [60i/50i Sel] is set to [50i (PAL)] 3D: 1920 1080/50i PS: 1920 1080/50p FX or FH: 1920 1080/50i HQ or LP: 1440 1080/50i

You can select the following recording mode. [3D] (MVC HD 28M (3D)) [60p Quality ] ([50p Quality ]) (AVC HD 28M (PS)) [Highest Quality ] (AVC HD 24M (FX)) [High Quality ] (AVC HD 17M (FH)) [Standard ] (AVC HD 9M (HQ)) [Long Time ] (AVC HD 5M (LP))

M, such as in 24M, means Mbps.

Recording information on your location (GPS) (DEV-50V)

This product records information on the location when movies or photos are recorded (the default setting).

GPS triangulating status

Notes It may take a while before this product starts triangulating. If this product cannot triangulate, the following operations may resolve the issue.

Move to a place where radio signals are easier to receive (p. 79).

Tips In the following situations, the current location of this product may be different from the actual location. The margin of error can be as wide as several hundred meters.

Triangulating meters Unable to record location information

Searching for the satellites

Triangulating Unable to triangulate

Number of dots changes

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When this product receives GPS signals that have been reflected off surrounding buildings. When the GPS signal is too weak.

To display recorded location information, perform (MENU) [Setup] [ Playback Settings] [Data Code] [Coordinates].

To give priority to receiving GPS information Use [GPS Information] (p. 61).

If you do not want to record location information Perform (MENU) [Setup] [ General Settings] [GPS Setting] [Off].

Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL dial

You can assign 1 menu item you use often to the MANUAL dial. The operation below is described as adjusting the 3D depth using the MANUAL dial that [3D Depth Adjustment] is assigned to. The [3D Depth Adjustment] here allows you to adjust the 3-dimensional appearance of the image on the screen during recording.

Press MANUAL to make this product adjust the depth of the 3D image.

Pressing MANUAL repeatedly toggles between enabling and disabling the 3D depth adjustment.

Rotate the MANUAL dial to adjust the 3D depth while checking the image on the screen.

Items you can control with the MANUAL dial

Movie recording [3D Depth Adjustment] [Focus] ... p. 49 [Exposure] ... p. 49 [AE Shift] ... p. 50 [White Balance Shift] ... p. 50

Photo recording [Focus] ... p. 49 [Exposure] ... p. 49 [IRIS] ... p. 50 [Shutter Speed] ... p. 50 [AE Shift] ... p. 50 [White Balance Shift] ... p. 50

To assign the menu item to the MANUAL dial Press and hold MANUAL down for a

few seconds. The [Dial Setting] screen appears.

MANUAL button

MANUAL dial

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Rotate the MANUAL dial and select the item to be assigned.

Press MANUAL.

Notes Manual settings will be retained even if you change the assigned item of the MANUAL dial. However, if you set [Exposure] after setting [AE Shift] manually, [Exposure] will override [AE Shift]. If you set either one of [Exposure], [IRIS], or [Shutter Speed], the settings of other 2 items are canceled. If you select [RESET] in step , all the items adjusted manually are reset to the default settings.

Tips With items other than [3D Depth Adjustment], pressing MANUAL switches between automatic and manual settings. You can also assign menu items to the MANUAL dial by selecting (MENU) [Camera/Mic] [ Camera Settings] [Dial Setting]. Even if you open the IRIS wider (a smaller F-stop) than F3.4 when you set the zoom lever to the W (Wide angle) side, the IRIS is reset to F3.4 as you move the zoom lever to the T (Telephoto) side. If you adjust the IRIS, the in-focus range in front of and behind the focused subject is changed. When you open the IRIS wider (a smaller F-stop), the in-focus range becomes narrower, and when you close the IRIS narrower (a larger F-stop), the in-focus range becomes wider. You can set the IRIS to a preferred value depending on the shooting scenes (p. 50). When you record images under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury lamp, horizontal stripes may appear, flicker may occur, or color may change. In this case, change the shutter speed according to the power supply frequency in your region (p. 50).

The camera data (p. 59) that appears on the screen will differ, depending on the recording settings of this product. The settings will be displayed with the following icons.

: Automatic : Exposure is set manually.

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Editing on this product

Deleting images

You can free memory card space by deleting movies and photos from memory card.

Notes You cannot restore images once they are deleted. Save important movies and photos in advance. Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor from this product while deleting the images. It may damage the memory card. Do not eject the memory card while deleting images. You cannot delete protected movies and photos. Undo the protection of the movies and photos, before you try to delete them (p. 33).

Tips You can delete the image using on the playback screen. To delete all images recorded in the memory card, and recover all the recordable space of the memory card, format the memory card (p. 58). Reduced-size images which enable you to view many images at the same time on an index screen are called thumbnails.

Select (MENU) [Edit/ Copy] [Delete] using the multi-selector.

To select and delete movies, select [Multiple Images] [ MOVIE]/[ PHOTO]/ [ MOVIE/PHOTO]*.

* Only 3D movies can be deleted in the 3D mode.

Select the movies or photos to be deleted, then select .

is displayed on the selected images.

Press PHOTO while selecting the desired thumbnail so that you can confirm the image. Select to return to the previous screen.

Select .

To delete all movies/photos in an event at one time In step 2, select [All In Event].

Select the desired event with / , then select .

Select .

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Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect)

Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake.

Select (MENU) [Edit/ Copy] [Protect] using the multi-selector.

To select and protect movies, select [Multiple Images] [ MOVIE]/[ PHOTO]/ [ MOVIE/PHOTO]*.

* Only 3D movies can be protected in the 3D mode.

Select the movies and photos to be protected, then select .

is displayed on the selected images.

Press PHOTO while selecting the desired thumbnail so that you can confirm the image. Select to return to the previous screen.

Select .

To undo the protection of movies and photos Select the movie or photo marked with in step 3.

disappears.

To protect all movies/photos in an event at one time In step 2, select [Set All In Event].

Select the desired event with / , then select .

Select .

To undo the protection of an event In step 2 above, select [Remove All In Event], select the desired movies/photos, then select .

Dividing a movie

You can divide a movie to delete unnecessary parts.

Select [Divide] on the movie playback screen using the multi-selector.

Select to play back movies.

Select at the point where you want to divide the movie into scenes.

The movie pauses.

Select / to adjust the dividing point with more precision.

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Select .

Notes You cannot restore movies once they are divided. You cannot divide protected movie. Undo the protection of the movie, before you try to divide it (p. 33). Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor from this product while dividing the movie. It may damage the memory card. Do not eject the memory card while dividing movies. A slight difference may occur from the point where you select and the actual dividing point, as this product selects the dividing point based on about 0.5 second increments. Only simple editing is available on this product. Install and use the PlayMemories Home software for more advanced editing.

Capturing a photo from a movie

You can capture images from movies recorded with this product.

Select [Photo Capture] on the movie playback screen using the multi-selector.

Select to play back movies.

Select at the point where you want to capture a photo.

The movie pauses.

Select / to adjust the capturing point with more precision.

Select .

The image size of captured photos from movies recorded with this product is [2.1 M] (16:9).

On recording date and time of captured photos

The recording date and time of captured photos are the same as the recording date and time of the movies. If the movie you are capturing from has no data code, the recording date and time of the photo will be the date and time you captured from the movie.

Returns to the beginning of the selected movie

Returns to the beginning of the selected movie

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Saving movies and photos with a computer

Playing images on a computer The PlayMemories Home software allows you to import movies and still images to your computer to use them in a variety of ways.

What you can do with PlayMemories Home software (Windows)

PlayMemories Home can be downloaded from the following URL. www.sony.net/pm

Notes An Internet connection is required to install PlayMemories Home. An Internet connection is required to use PlayMemories Online and other online services. The services may not be available in some countries/regions.

Software for Mac

The PlayMemories Home software is not supported on Mac computers. To import images from this product to your Mac and play them, use the appropriate software on your Mac. For details, visit the following URL. http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/

Import images from this product

View images in a calendar

Upload images to online services

Create a movie disc Share images in PlayMemories Online

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Preparing a computer (Windows)

Checking the computer system

OS*1

Microsoft Windows XP SP3*2/Windows Vista SP2*3/Windows 7 SP1/Windows 8 CPU*4

Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, or Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster is required when processing FX, FH or 3D movies, and Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz or faster is required when processing PS movies.) Memory Windows XP: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended) Windows Vista/ Windows 7/Windows 8: 1 GB or more Hard disk Disk volume required for installation: Approximately 500 MB Display Minimum 1,024 768 dots

*1 Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.

*2 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or newer is required to use disc creation function, etc.

*3 Starter (Edition) is not supported. *4 Faster processor is recommended.

Notes Operation with all computer environments is not assured.

Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer

Access the following download site using an Internet browser on your computer, then click [Install] [Run].

www.sony.net/pm

Install according to the on-screen instructions.

When the on-screen instructions prompting you to connect this product to a computer appear, connect this product to your computer with the micro USB cable (supplied).

When the installation completes, PlayMemories Home starts up.

Notes on installation If the PlayMemories Home software is already installed on your computer, connect this product to your computer. Functions that can be used with this product will then be available. If the PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software is installed on your computer, it will be overwritten by the PlayMemories Home software. In this case, you cannot use some functions that were available with PMB with this PlayMemories Home software.

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To disconnect this product from the computer Click the icon at the bottom right of

the desktop of the computer [Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device].

Select [Yes] on the viewfinder screen.

Disconnect the micro USB cable. If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8,

click , then click .

Notes When you access this product from the computer, use the PlayMemories Home software. Operation is not guaranteed if you operate the data using software other than the PlayMemories Home software or you directly manipulate files and the folders from a computer. Images cannot be saved to some discs depending on the configuration selected in [ REC Mode]. Movies recorded in [60p Quality ] ([50p Quality ]) or [Highest Quality ] mode can only be saved to a Blu-ray disc. This product automatically divides an image file that exceeds 2 GB and saves the parts as separate files. All image files may be shown as separate files on a computer, however, the files will be handled properly by the import function and the playback function of this product or the PlayMemories Home software.

To create a Blu-ray disc You can create a Blu-ray disc with a high definition image quality (HD) movie previously imported to a computer. To create a Blu-ray disc, the BD Add-on Software must be installed. http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/ BDUW/

Your computer must support the creation of Blu-ray discs. BD-R (unrewritable) and BD-RE (rewritable) media are available for creating Blu-ray discs. You cannot add contents to either type of disc after creating the disc. To play back a Blu-ray disc that has been created with a movie that was recorded in 3D or [60p Quality ] ([50p Quality

]) image quality, you need a device that complies with the AVCHD Ver. 2.0 format.

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Starting the PlayMemories Home software

1 Double-click the PlayMemories Home icon on the computer screen.

When using Windows 8, select the PlayMemories Home icon from the start screen.

2 Double-click the PlayMemories Home Help Guide short-cut icon on the computer screen to see how to use PlayMemories Home.

When using Windows 8, select [PlayMemories Home Help Guide] from the help menu of PlayMemories Home. If the icon is not displayed on the computer screen, click [Start] [All Programs] [PlayMemories Home] the desired item. For details on PlayMemories Home, select (PlayMemories Home Help Guide) on the software or visit the PlayMemories Home support page (http:// www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/).

Downloading the dedicated software for this product You can install the dedicated software for this product from the following URL. For Windows: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/ For Mac: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/

Notes

The software that can be used with this product will differ, depending on the countries/regions.

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Saving images with an external device

Selecting a method for saving images on an external device You can save movies on an external device. Select the method to be used according to the device.

Movies External devices Connecting cable Page

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External media device Saving images on an external media device with high definition image quality.

USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately) 40

Hard disk recorder, etc. Saving images on a DVD disc with standard definition image quality.

AV Cable (sold separately) 43

Notes The AVCHD recording disc can be played back only on AVCHD format compatible devices. Discs with high definition image quality images recorded should not be used in DVD players/recorders. Because DVD players/recorders are not compatible with the AVCHD format, DVD players/recorders may fail to eject the disc.

The types of media on which images are saved See page 29.

The devices on which the created disc can be played back

Blu-ray Disc Blu-ray disc playback devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray disc player or a PlayStation3.

DVD disc with high definition image quality AVCHD format playback devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray disc player or a PlayStation3.

DVD disc with standard definition image quality Ordinary DVD playback devices, such as a DVD player.

Notes Always maintain your PlayStation3 to use the latest version of the PlayStation3 system software. The PlayStation3 may not be available in some countries/regions.

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Saving images on an external media device You can save movies and photos on an external media device (USB storage devices), such as an external hard disk drive. You can also play back images on this product or another playback device.

Notes For this operation, USB Adaptor Cable VMC- UAM2 (sold separately) is required. Connect this product to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13). Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the external media device.

Tips You can save 3D movies on an external media device as they are. You can import images saved on the external media device to your computer by using the PlayMemories Home software.

Functions available after saving images on an external media device

playback of images through this product (p. 42) importing images to PlayMemories Home software (p. 38)

Devices that cannot be used as an external media device You cannot use the following devices as an external media device.

media devices with a capacity exceeding 2 TB ordinary disc drive such as CD or DVD drive media devices connected via a USB hub media devices with built-in USB hub card reader

Notes You may not be able to use external media devices with a code function. The FAT file system is available for this product. If the storage medium of the external device was formatted for the NTFS file system, etc., format the external media device using this product before use. The format screen appears

when an external media device is connected to this product. Make sure that important data has not previously been saved on the external media device before you format it using this product. Operation is not assured with every device satisfying the requirements for operation. For details on available external media devices, go to the Sony support website in your country/region.

1 Connect the AC Adaptor and the power cord (mains lead) to the DC IN jack of this product and the wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 13).

2 If the external media device has the AC power cable, connect it to the wall outlet (wall socket).

3 Connect this product and the external media device using the USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately). Make sure not to disconnect the USB cable while [Preparing image database file. Please wait.] is displayed on the screen. If [Repair Img. DB F.] is displayed on the screen of this product, select .

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4 Select [Copy.] on the screen of this product. Movies and photos that are stored on the memory card in this product, and that have not yet been saved on external media device can be saved on the connected media device at this time.

This operation is available only when there are newly recorded images.

When connecting an external media device The images saved in the external media device are displayed on the screen. When an external media device is connected, the USB icon will appear on the index screen, etc.

You can make menu settings of the external media device such as deleting images. Select (MENU) [Edit/Copy] on the index screen.

To disconnect the external media device Select while this product is in

the playback standby mode (index is displayed) of the external media device.

Disconnect the USB Adaptor Cable.

Notes The number of scenes you can save on an external media device are as follows. However, even if the external media device has free space, you cannot save scenes exceeding the following number.

Movies: Max. 3,999 (2D and 3D collectively) Photos: Max. 40,000

The number of scenes may be smaller depending on this product setting and the type of images recorded.

Saving desired movies and photos

You can save desired images in this product to the external media device.

Connect this product to the external media device and select [Play without copying.].

Index of the external medium is displayed.

Select (MENU) [Edit/ Copy] [Copy].

USB Adaptor Cable VMC-UAM2 (sold separately)

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Follow the instructions that appear on the viewfinder screen to select the image selection methods and type of the image.

You cannot copy images from an external media device to the memory card in this product.

When you selected [Multiple Images], select the image to be saved, then select .

appears.

Press PHOTO while selecting the desired thumbnail to confirm the image. Select

to return to the previous screen. If you select [All In Event], select the event to copy with / . You cannot select multiple events.

Select on the screen of this product.

Playing back images in the external media device on this product

Connect this product to the external media device and select [Play without copying.].

Index of the external media device is displayed.

Select the image you want to view and play back the image (p. 23).

You can also view images on a TV connected to this product (p. 25). You can play back the high definition image quality movies on your computer using PlayMemories Home. Start PlayMemories Home, and select the drive where the external media device is connected with [Settings].

To perform [Direct Copy] manually You can perform [Direct Copy] manually while this product is connected to an external media device. Select (MENU) [Edit/Copy]

[Direct Copy] on the Event Index screen of the external media device.

Select [Copy images that have not been copied.].

Select .

Notes If this product does not recognize the external media device, try the following operations.

Reconnect the USB Adaptor Cable to this product. If the external media device has the AC power cord (mains lead), connect it to the wall outlet (wall socket).

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Creating a standard definition image quality disc with a recorder, etc. You can copy images played back on this product on a disc or video cassette, by connecting this product to a disc recorder, etc. with an AV Cable (sold separately). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.

Notes 3D movies are converted to 2D with standard definition image quality. Connect this product to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13). High definition image quality movies will be copied with standard definition image quality.

1 Insert the recording media in the recording device.

If your recording device has an input selector, set it to the input mode.

2 Connect this product to the recording device (a disc recorder, etc.) with an AV Cable (sold separately).

Connect this product to the input jacks of the recording device.

3 Start playback on this product, and record it on the recording device.

Refer to the instruction manuals supplied with your recording device for details.

4 When dubbing is finished, stop the recording device, and then this product.

Notes Since copying is performed via analog data transfer, the image quality may deteriorate. You cannot copy images to recorders connected via an HDMI cable. To copy date/time information, camera data, and coordinates (DEV-50V), select (MENU) [Setup] [ Playback Settings] [Data Code] a desired setting . When the screen size of display devices (TV, etc.) is 4:3, select (MENU) [Setup] [ Connection] [TV Type] [4:3] . When you connect a monaural device, connect the yellow plug of an AV Cable (sold separately) to the video input jack, and the white (left channel) or the red (right channel) plug to the audio input jack on the device.

Input

VIDEO

(Yellow)

(White)

AUDIO

Signal flow

(Red)

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Customizing this product

Using menus This product has various menu items under each of 6 menu categories.

Shooting Mode

Camera/Mic

Image Quality/Size

Playback Function

Edit/Copy

Setup

1 Select (MENU).

2 Select a category.

3 Select your desired menu item.

Notes Select to finish setting the menu or to return to the previous menu screen.

To find a menu item quickly The [Camera/Mic] and [Setup] menus have sub-categories. Select the sub-category icon so that the screen displays the list of menus in the sub-category selected.

When you cannot select a menu item Grayed out menu items or settings are not available. When you select the grayed out menu item, this product displays the reason why you cannot select the menu item or the instruction of under which condition you can set the menu item.

Sub-category icons

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Menu lists

The available menu items differ between the movie mode ( ) and photo mode ( ).

Shooting Mode Movie Records movies. 21 Photo Shoots photos. 22

Camera/Mic

Manual Settings White Balance Adjusts the color balance to the recording

environment. 48

Exposure Adjusts the brightness of movies and photos. 49 Focus Focuses manually. 49 IRIS Adjusts the iris. 50 Shutter Speed Adjusts the shutter speed. 50 AE Shift Adjusts the exposure based on the results of the

automatic exposure measurement. 50

White Balance Shift Adjusts the white balance manually. 50 Low Lux Records bright color images in the dim. 51 Hyper Gain Records bright images in dark places by increasing

the gain. 51

Camera Settings Auto 3D Lens Adjust Automatically corrects the vertical position of the

right and left movies to record 3D movies that can be viewed comfortably, without blurring.

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Scene Selection Selects an appropriate recording setting according to the type of scene, such as night view or beach.

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Self-Timer Sets the self-timer when this product is in photo recording mode.

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Tele Macro Shoots a subject in focus with the background out of focus.

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SteadyShot Sets the SteadyShot function when recording movies.

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SteadyShot Sets the SteadyShot function when shooting photos.

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Digital Zoom Sets the digital zoom. 53 Auto Back Light Adjusts the exposure for backlit subjects

automatically. 53

Dial Setting Assigns a function to the MANUAL dial. 30 Face

Face Detection Adjusts the image quality of the face(s) automatically.

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Microphone Closer Voice Detects human faces and records the associated

voice clearly. 54

Auto Wind NR Recognizes the recording conditions and reduces the wind noise.

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Micref Level Sets the microphone reference level. 55 Shooting Assist My Button Assigns functions to My Buttons. 55 Grid Line Displays grid lines as a guide to make sure the

subject is horizontal or vertical. 55

Display Setting Sets the duration that icons or indicators are displayed in the viewfinder.

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Image Quality/Size

REC Mode Sets the mode to record movies. When recording fast moving subject, a high image quality is recommended.

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Frame Rate Sets the frame rate to record movies. 56 2D/3D Mode Select Switches the movie recording type between 2D

and 3D. 56

x.v.Color Records wider range of colors. 56

Image Size Sets the photo size. 57

Playback Function Plays back movies or photos. 23

Edit/Copy Delete Deletes movies or photos. 32 Protect Protects movies or photos to avoid deleting. 33 Copy Copies movies or photos to external media devices. 41 Direct Copy Copies all movies and photos that have not yet

been saved on an external media device. 42

Setup

Media Settings Media Info Displays memory card information, such as free

space. 58

Format Deletes all data on the memory card. 58 Repair Img. DB F. Repairs the image database file on a memory card. 68, 72 File Number Sets how to assign the file number. 58 Playback Settings Data Code Displays the detailed recording data during

playback. 58

Volume Adjusts the volume of playback sound, and the volume of sound output to monitoring headphones during recording.

24, 59

Connection TV Type Sets the aspect ratio to suit the connected TV. 59

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HDMI 3D Setting Select the output format of the right and left images when you connect this product to a 3D TV with the HDMI cable (supplied).

60

HDMI Resolution Select the output image resolution when connecting this product to a TV with the HDMI cable (supplied).

60

CTRL FOR HDMI Sets whether or not the TVs Remote Commander is to be used when this product is connected to a BRAVIA Sync compatible TV with the HDMI cable (supplied).

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USB Connect Connects this product to an external device via USB.

60

USB LUN Setting Sets this product to improve the compatibility of a USB connection by restricting some USB functions.

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General Settings VF Brightness Adjusts the brightness of the viewfinder. 61 Viewfinder Adjust Adjusts the relative vertical position of the right

and left viewfinder. 61

GPS Information* Displays location information. 61 GPS Setting* Sets the GPS. 62 REC Lamp Sets the recording lamp to light up or not. 62 Beep Sets whether this product sounds operation beeps

or not. 62

Language Setting Sets the display language. 62 60i/50i Sel Switch 1080/60i (NTSC-system) and 1080/50i

(PAL-system). 62

Battery Info Displays the battery information. 62 Power Save Sets the power to turn off automatically. 63 Initialize Initializes all the settings to the default settings. 63

Clock Settings Date & Time Setting Sets the [Date & Time Format], [Summer Time],

or [Date & Time]. 63

Area Setting Adjusts for a time difference without stopping the clock.

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Auto Clock ADJ * Compensates for time automatically by acquiring location information from the GPS system.

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Auto Area ADJ* Compensates for time differences automatically by acquiring location information from the GPS system.

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Shooting Mode (Items for selecting a shooting mode)

See Using menus (p. 44) on the operation.

Movie

You can record movies.

Photo

You can shoot photos.

Camera/Mic (Items for customized shooting)

See Using menus (p. 44) on the operation. The default settings are marked with .

White Balance

You can adjust the color balance to the recording environment.

(Auto) The white balance is adjusted automatically.

(Outdoor) The white balance is appropriately adjusted for the following recording conditions: Outdoors Night views, neon signs and fireworks Sunrise or sunset Under daylight fluorescent lamps

(Indoor) The white balance is appropriately adjusted for the following recording conditions: Indoors At stages where the lighting conditions

change quickly Under video lamps, sodium lamps, or

incandescent-like color lamps

(One Push) The white balance will be adjusted according to the ambient light. Select [ ]. Frame a white object such as a piece of

paper, to fill the screen under the same lighting conditions as you will shoot the subject.

Select [ ].

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Notes Set [White Balance] to [Auto] or adjust the color in [One Push] under white or cool white fluorescent lamps. When you select [One Push], keep framing white objects. If you set [White Balance], [Scene Selection] is set to [Auto].

Tips If you have changed the battery pack while [Auto] was selected, or taken this product outdoors after inside use (or vice versa), aim this product at a nearby white object for about 10 seconds for better color balance adjustment. When the white balance has been set with [One Push], if the lighting conditions changed by bringing this product outdoors from inside the house, or vice versa, you need to redo the [One Push] procedure to readjust the white balance.

Exposure

You can fix the brightness of a picture manually. Adjust the brightness when the subject is too bright or too dark.

Auto Adjusts the exposure automatically.

Manual Adjusts the exposure manually.

When you set [Exposure] to [Manual], select / to adjust the brightness.

Tips You can also adjust manually by using the MANUAL dial (p. 30).

Focus

You can adjust the focus manually. You can select this function also when you want to focus on a certain subject intentionally.

Auto Adjusts the focus automatically.

Manual Adjusts the focus manually.

When you set [Focus] to [Manual], select (nearby subject) / (distant

subject) to adjust the focus.

Notes When you set [Focus] to [Manual], appears.

Tips appears when the focus cannot be adjusted

any closer, and appears when the focus cannot be adjusted farther away. It is easier to focus on the subject by moving the power zoom lever towards T (telephoto) to adjust the focus, then towards W (wide angle) to adjust the zoom for recording. When you want to record a subject at close range, move the power zoom lever to W (wide angle), then adjust the focus. The focal distance information (distance at which the subject is focused on; used as a guide if it is dark and focus adjustment is difficult) appears for a few seconds in the following cases.

When the focus mode is switched from automatic to manual When you set focus manually

You can also adjust manually by using the MANUAL dial (p. 30).

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IRIS

You can shoot images with the IRIS priority mode. If you adjust the IRIS, you can sharpen the subject with its background blurred or sharpen the whole image.

Auto Adjusts IRIS automatically.

Manual Adjusts IRIS manually.

Tips You can also adjust manually by using the MANUAL dial (p. 30).

Shutter Speed

You can shoot images with the Shutter Speed priority mode. When you shoot a moving subject at a higher shutter speed, it appears as if frozen on the image. At a lower shutter speed, the subject appears as if it is flowing.

Auto Adjusts the shutter speed automatically.

Manual Adjusts the shutter speed manually.

Tips You can also adjust manually by using the MANUAL dial (p. 30).

AE Shift

You can adjust the exposure based on the results of the automatic exposure measurement.

Off Adjusts the exposure automatically.

On (Adjusted number and EV) Adjusts the exposure manually. Select to record a brighter image, or select to record a darker image.

Tips You can adjust the automatic exposure level to brighter or darker when [Exposure] is set to [Auto]. You can also adjust manually by using the MANUAL dial (p. 30).

White Balance Shift

You can adjust the white balance manually.

Off Adjusts the white balance automatically.

On ( and adjusted number) Adjusts the white balance manually.

Tips To adjust the white balance, select when images appear bluish or when images appear reddish. You can also adjust manually by using the MANUAL dial (p. 30).

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Low Lux

You can record bright color images, even in dim light.

Off The Low Lux function is not used.

On ( ) The Low Lux function is used.

Hyper Gain

You can record bright images in dark places by increasing the gain.

Off The Hyper Gain function is not used.

On ( ) The Hyper Gain function is used.

Notes The image quality deteriorates due to noise when using [Hyper Gain]. In addition, the color of the image becomes light. If you turn this product off and on again, [Hyper Gain] automatically returns to [Off] (the default setting). The gain value is displayed as [---] on the screen when [Hyper Gain] is set to [On] and displaying the data code during playback.

Auto 3D Lens Adjust

Automatically corrects the vertical position of the right and left images to record 3D movies and display 3D movies in the viewfinder that can be viewed comfortably, without blurring. Aim this product at a subject that produces a scale higher than the mark on the screen, and then select (p. 16).

Notes Use [Auto 3D Lens Adjust] in the following cases.

When you feel that the 3D movies do not look the way you want them to When you have not adjusted the 3D lenses for a while When a strong mechanical shock has been applied to this product When using this product in a very hot or cold place

After performing [Auto 3D Lens Adjust], the viewfinder display mode switches to 3D.

Tip If [Could not adjust.] appears while zooming out, select [Run Again].

Scene Selection

You can record images effectively in various situations by using the following preset recording modes.

(Auto) Adjusts image quality automatically.

(Night Scene)* Maintains the dark atmosphere of the distant surroundings in night scenes shot using a tripod (sold separately).

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(Sunrise&Sunset)* Reproduces the atmosphere of scenes such as sunsets or sunrises.

(Fireworks)* Takes spectacular shots of fireworks.

(Landscape)* Shoots distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents this product from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows between this product and the subject.

(Portrait) Brings out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background.

(Spotlight)** Prevents peoples faces from appearing excessively white when subjects are lit by strong light.

(Beach)** Takes the vivid blue of the ocean or a lake.

(Snow)** Takes bright pictures of a white landscape.

* Adjusted to focus on subjects farther away only.

** Adjusted not to focus on subjects a short distance away.

Notes If you set [Scene Selection], [White Balance], [IRIS] and [Shutter Speed] settings are canceled.

Self-Timer

Press PHOTO to start the count down. A photo is recorded after about 10 seconds.

Off Cancels the self-timer.

On ( ) Starts the self-timer recording. Once you shoot a photo, the setting is canceled. To cancel recording, select .

Notes If you change the [2D/3D Mode Select] setting, the [ Self-Timer] setting returns to default.

Tele Macro

This is useful to shoot small subjects, such as flowers or insects. You can blur out backgrounds and the subject stands out clearer.

Off Cancels Tele Macro. (Tele Macro is also canceled when you move the zoom lever to the W side.)

On ( ) The zoom (p. 19) moves to the top of the T (telephoto) side automatically and allows recording subjects at close range down to about 38 cm (15 in.).

Notes If you change the [2D/3D Mode Select] setting, the [Tele Macro] setting returns to default. When recording a distant subject, focusing may be difficult and can take some time. Adjust the focus manually ([Focus], p. 49) when it is hard to focus automatically.

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SteadyShot

You can compensate for camera shake. Set [ SteadyShot] to [Off] ( ) when using a tripod (sold separately), then the image becomes natural.

Active Provides a more powerful SteadyShot effect.

Standard Provides a SteadyShot effect, performing wide-angle recording under relatively stable recording conditions.

Off ( ) The SteadyShot function is not used.

Notes If you change the setting of [ SteadyShot], the imaging field will also change accordingly.

SteadyShot

You can compensate for camera shake. Set [ SteadyShot] to [Off] ( ) when using a tripod (sold separately), then the image becomes natural.

On The SteadyShot function is used.

Off ( ) The SteadyShot function is not used.

Digital Zoom

You can change the maximum zoom level. Note that the image quality decreases when you use the digital zoom.

On The digital zoom is used.

Off The digital zoom is not used.

Tips You can change the setting only in the 2D mode. [Digital Zoom] is fixed to [On] while recording photos.

Auto Back Light

This product can adjust the exposure for backlit subjects automatically.

On Adjusts the exposure for backlit subjects automatically.

Off Does not adjust the exposure for backlit subjects.

Dial Setting

You can select an item you want to set to the MANUAL dial. For details, see page 30.

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Face Detection

You can set this product to detect a face automatically. It adjusts the focus/color/exposure automatically for the face of the subject.

Auto Detects faces without distinction between adults and children.

Child Priority ( ) Gives faces of children priority.

Adult Priority ( ) Gives faces of adults priority.

Off ( ) Does not detect faces.

Notes The frame does not appear on faces, even when this product detects the faces. Faces may not be detected depending on recording conditions, subject conditions, and the setting of this product. [Face Detection] may not function properly depending on recording conditions. Set [Face Detection] to [Off] in this case.

Tips For better face detection performance, shoot the subject(s) under the following conditions:

Shoot in a sufficiently bright place The subject(s) does not wear glasses, a hat or mask The subject(s) faces directly towards this product

Closer Voice

This product detects a face of a person and records the voice clearly.

On Records human voices clearly.

Off ( ) Records ambient sound faithfully. When you want to record the sound clearly without any interference, for example when you record a music concert, set [Closer Voice] to [Off].

Notes The [Closer Voice] function does not activate while an external microphone is connected to this product.

Auto Wind NR

This product records a movie with less wind noise input from the built-in microphone. This function automatically cuts the low-range wind noise according to the noise level.

Off ( ) Does not reduce the wind noise.

On Reduces the wind noise.

Notes When you set [Auto Wind NR] to [Off], [Intelligent Auto] is set to [Off]. [Auto Wind NR] will not function while an external microphone is attached to this product.

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Micref Level (Microphone reference level)

You can select the microphone level for recording sound.

Normal Records ambient sounds, converting them into the appropriate level.

Low ( ) Records ambient sound faithfully. Select [Low] when you want to record an exciting and powerful sound in a concert hall, etc. (This setting is not suitable for recording conversations.)

My Button

You can assign functions that you frequently use when recording to one of the My Buttons. Enter the [My Button] menu. Select the

menu item that you want to assign to a My Button using / , then select the button to register the menu item to.

Select one of the My Buttons to which the menu item will be assigned.

Select .

Grid Line

You can display the grid line and check that the subject is horizontal or vertical. The grid line is not recorded.

Off Does not display the grid line.

On Displays the grid line.

Notes The grid line cannot be displayed while recording movies.

Tips Positioning the subject at the cross point of the grid line makes a balanced composition.

Display Setting

You can set the duration icons and indicators to be displayed in the viewfinder when recording.

Auto Displays for about 3 seconds.

On Always displays.

Tips The icons or indicators are displayed in the following cases.

When you turn on this product. When you operate the multi-selector. When you switch this product to the movie recording, photo recording, or playback mode.

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Image Quality/Size (Items for setting up image quality or size)

See Using menus (p. 44) on the operation. The default settings are marked with .

REC Mode

See page 28.

Frame Rate

Using [60i] ([50i]) is recommended for standard recording. Set [ Frame Rate] first, before setting [ REC Mode] (p. 28).

60i (50i) For ordinary recording, this frame rate is recommended.

60p (50p) You can record movies with a volume of data twice that of 60i (50i) with this setting, and this will allow you to enjoy clear images. When you play a movie recorded with this setting on a TV, the TV has to be compatible with 60p (50p) movie playback. If the TV is not compatible with 60p (50p) movie playback, the movie will be output as a 60i (50i) movie.

Notes The media that the recorded images can be saved on will depend on the recording mode that has been set during recording. For details, see page 29.

Tips Frame rate means the number of images that are updated in a certain period of time.

2D/3D Mode Select

You can switch the operating mode of this product between 2D and 3D.

2D Records/plays the 2D movie.

3D Records/plays the 3D movie.

Notes When you record 3D movies, the binocular magnification can be set to up to about 6 times. If you want to watch or record a subject using a larger image, set [2D/3D Mode Select] to [2D]. In 3D mode, you cannot shoot and play back photos.

x.v.Color

You can capture wider range of colors. Various colors such as the brilliant color of flowers and turquoise blue of the sea can be more faithfully reproduced. Refer to the instruction manuals of the TV.

On Records in x.v.Color.

Off Records in ordinary color range.

Notes If the movie recorded with this function [On] is played back on a non-x.v.Color-compliant TV, the color may not be reproduced correctly.

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Image Size

You can select a size for the photos you are going to shot.

L (20.4M) Records photos clearly in the 16:9 (wide) ratio (6,016 3,384).

L (15.3M) Records photos clearly (4,512 3,384).

M (10.0M) Allows you to record more photos in relatively clear quality at the 16:9 (wide) ratio (4,224 2,376).

M (5.0M) Allows you to record more photos in relatively clear quality (2,592 1,944).

S (2.1M) Allows the maximum number of photos to be recorded in the 16:9 (wide) ratio (1,920 1,080).

S (VGA) Allows the maximum number of photos to be recorded (640 480).

Notes See page 75 for the number of recordable photos.

Edit/Copy (Items for editing)

See Using menus (p. 44) on the operation.

Delete

See page 32.

Protect

See page 33.

Copy

See page 41.

Direct Copy

See page 42.

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Setup (Other setup items)

See Using menus (p. 44) on the operation. The default settings are marked with .

Media Info

You can check the remaining recordable time for each recording mode of the recording media for movies and the approximate free and used media space of the memory card.

To turn off the display Select .

Notes Since there is a management file area, the used space is not displayed as 0 % even if you perform [Format] (p. 58).

Format

Formatting deletes all the movies and photos to recover recordable free space. Select .

Notes Connect this product to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13). To avoid the loss of important images, you should save them before formatting the memory card. Protected movies and photos will also be deleted. While [Executing...] is displayed, do not operate the buttons on this product, disconnect the AC Adaptor, or eject the memory card from this product. (The access lamp is lit or flashing while formatting memory card.)

Repair Img. DB F.

See page 68, 72.

File Number

You can select the way to assign file number of photos.

Series Assigns file numbers of photos in sequence. The file number becomes larger each time you record a photo. Even if the memory card is replaced with another one, the file number is assigned in sequence.

Reset Assigns file numbers in sequence, following the largest file number existing on the recording medium. When the memory card is replaced with another one, the file number is assigned for each memory card.

Data Code

During playback, this product displays the information (Date/Time, Camera Data, Coordinates*) recorded automatically at the time of recording.

Off Data code is not displayed.

Date/Time Displays the date and time.

Camera Data Displays camera setting data.

Coordinates* Displays coordinates.

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Date/Time

Date Time

Camera Data

SteadyShot off White Balance Shutter Speed IRIS (Aperture value) Gain Brightness Flash Exposure compensation value

Coordinates (DEV-50V)

Latitude Longitude

Tips The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect this product to a TV. Depending on the memory card condition, bars [--:--:--] appear.

Volume

You can adjust the volume of playback sound by selecting / .

TV Type

You need to convert the signal depending on the TV connected when playing back movies and photos. The recorded movies and photos are played back as following illustrations.

16:9 Select this to view your movies on a 16:9 (wide) TV. The recorded movies and photos are played back as shown below.

Movies and photos recorded in 16:9

(wide) mode

Movies and photos recorded in 4:3 mode

Movie

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4:3 Select this to view your movies and photos on a 4:3 standard TV. The recorded movies and photos are played back as shown below.

Movies and photos recorded in 16:9

(wide) mode

Movies and photos recorded in 4:3 mode

Notes Horizontal to vertical ratio of movies is 16:9.

HDMI 3D Setting

Select the output format of the right and left images when connecting this product to a 3D TV with the HDMI cable (supplied).

Auto Normal setting (automatically outputs the images according to the TV).

Frame Packing Outputs the right and left images in high definition image quality as they were recorded.

Side-by-Side Halves the resolution of the right and left images in high definition image quality, and outputs the right and left images aligned side by side.

HDMI Resolution

Select the output image resolution when connecting this product to a TV with the HDMI cable (supplied).

Auto Normal setting (outputs the signal according to the TV automatically).

1080p Outputs movies with a 1080p signal.

1080i Outputs movies with a 1080i signal.

720p Outputs movies with a 720p signal.

480p (576p) Outputs the 480p (576p) signal.

480i (576i) Outputs the 480i (576i) signal.

Notes When [ Frame Rate] is set to [60p] ([50p]) and [HDMI Resolution] is set to [720p] or [480p] ([576p]), HDMI signals cannot be output during recording.

CTRL FOR HDMI (Control for HDMI)

When connecting this product to a BRAVIA Sync compatible TV with the HDMI cable (supplied), you can play back movies on this product by aiming the TVs Remote Commander at the TV (p. 27).

On Operates this product using the TVs Remote Commander.

Off Does not operate this product using the TVs Remote Commander.

USB Connect

Select this item when the USB connection does not start even if connecting this product to a device with the micro USB cable (supplied).

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USB LUN Setting

Improves compatibility with external devices by limiting the functions of the USB connection.

Multi Use this setting for ordinary operations.

Single Try this setting only if you cannot connect to an external device.

VF Brightness

You can adjust the brightness of the viewfinder in five steps.

Viewfinder Adjust

Adjust the relative vertical position of the right and left viewfinder to allow you to view 3D images comfortably. Move the horizontal line to overlap the vertical lines by selecting / , and select when these lines overlap (p. 15). The viewfinder adjustment dialog may appear automatically depending on the status of this product.

Notes Use [Viewfinder Adjust] in the following cases.

When you feel uncomfortable viewing images in 3D When the user of this product changes When strong physical shock has been applied to this product When you use this product under extremely hot or cold conditions

When the vertical and horizontal lines will not overlap or the horizontal line is extremely tilted, stop using this product and contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

GPS Information (DEV-50V)

This product can display location information.

How to check the triangulating information

Color of the satellites/ triangulating gauge

Status

/ (black) No signal, but orbit information for the satellite is available.

/ (gray) 33 % of the satellite orbit information has been obtained.

/ (brown) 66 % of the satellite orbit information has been obtained.

/ (ocher) 99 % of the satellite orbit information has been obtained.

/ (green) Triangulating is completed and the satellite is currently being used.

If your current location information cannot be triangulated This product starts the triangulating priority mode. As this product turns other functions off to search for satellites, obtaining GPS information can take priority. Select [Update] to receive location information manually.

Satellite icons

Triangulating gauge

Information for the location

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To close the triangulating information screen Select .

GPS Setting (DEV-50V)

You can select whether this product receives or does not receive GPS signals (p. 29).

On Receives GPS signals.

Off Does not receive GPS signals.

Notes The location information will not be recorded until triangulating is finished successfully after you switch the [GPS Setting] to [On].

REC Lamp (Recording lamp)

You can make the recording lamp on the back of this product so it will not turn on.

On The camera recording lamp lights up.

Off The camera recording lamp does not light up.

Beep

On A melody sounds when you start/stop recording, or operate buttons.

Off Cancels the melody.

Language Setting

You can select the language to be used on the screen.

60i/50i Sel

Select the settings depending on the TV color systems of the countries/regions where you use this product. Select 60i when TV color system is NTSC, and select 50i when TV color system is PAL.

Notes You cannot record/play back in the setting of 50i (60i) for the memory card which is formatted or recorded in the setting of 60i (50i). Use another memory card or perform [Format] if the message [A movie with a different video signal format from this device has been recorded. Movie recording disabled.] is displayed after switched the setting of [60i/50i Sel].

Battery Info

You can check the estimated remaining capacity of the battery (expected recording and playing time).

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Power Save

You can set this product to turn off automatically when you do not operate this product for more than about 5 minutes.

On This product turns off automatically.

Off This product does not turn off automatically.

Notes When you connect this product to a wall outlet (wall socket), this product does not turn off automatically.

Initialize

All the settings return to the default. Even if you use this function, all movies and photos are retained.

Date & Time Setting

Date & Time Format You can select one from 4 types of date and time format.

Summer Time You can change this setting without stopping the clock. Set to [On] to move the time forward 1 hour.

Off Does not set the summer time.

On Sets the summer time.

Date & Time You can set the date and time. Select / to select the item, and select / to set the value.

Area Setting

You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Select your local area when using this product in other time zones. Refer to the world time difference information on page 78.

DEV-30/50

Home Select this item when you are going to use this product in the area where you are living.

Destination ( ) Select this item when you want to use this product with the area setting set to another place.

Tips If you visit a certain place often and want to use this product with the area setting of that place, it is useful if you set the place to [Destination]. Select / at the bottom left on the screen to set summer time.

DEV-50V You can set the area.

Tips If [Auto Area ADJ] is set to [On], the area setting (date and time) will be adjusted automatically by acquiring location information from the GPS system. Select / at the bottom left on the screen to set summer time.

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Auto Clock ADJ (Auto clock adjustment) (DEV-50V)

This product can maintain accurate time automatically by acquiring time information from the GPS system.

On Maintains accurate time automatically.

Off Does not maintain accurate time using the GPS system.

Notes You must set the date and time on this product before using this product (p. 14). There may be deviation of a few seconds even if [Auto Clock ADJ ] is activated. This function automatically adjusts the clock when this product receives GPS signals and finishes triangulating successfully while the power is on. Once the clock is adjusted, it will not be adjusted until the next time you turn this product on again. The clock may not be adjusted to the correct time automatically using the GPS system, depending on the country/region selected for this product. In this case, set [Auto Clock ADJ ] to [Off].

Auto Area ADJ (Auto area adjustment) (DEV-50V)

This product can compensate for time differences automatically by acquiring location information from the GPS system.

On Compensates for time differences automatically.

Off Does not compensates for time differences automatically.

Notes You must set the date and time on this product before using this product (p. 14). There may be deviation of a few seconds even if [Auto Area ADJ] is activated. This product may not compensate for the time difference automatically, depending on the country/region selected for this product. In this case, set [Auto Area ADJ] to [Off].

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Additional information

Troubleshooting If you run into any problems using this product, follow the steps below.

Check the list (p. 65 to 73), and inspect this product.

Disconnect the power source, attach the power source again after about 1 minute, and turn this product on.

Select (MENU) [Setup] [ General Settings] [Initialize]. If you select [Initialize], all settings, including the clock setting, are reset.

Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility if the issue is not resolved.

Overall operations .......................................... p. 65 Batteries/power sources ................................. p. 66 Viewfinder ....................................................... p. 66 Memory card ................................................... p. 67 Recording ......................................................... p. 67 Playback ........................................................... p. 68 Playing back images stored on memory card on other devices .................................................... p. 69 Editing movies/photos on this product ....... p. 69 Playback on the TV ........................................ p. 69 Copying/Connecting to other devices ......... p. 69 Connecting to a computer ............................. p. 69

Overall operations

The power does not turn on.

Attach a charged battery pack to this product (p. 12). The plug of the AC Adaptor has been disconnected from the wall outlet (wall socket). Connect it to the wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 12).

This product does not operate even when the power is set to on.

It takes a few seconds for this product to be ready to shoot after the power is turned on. This is not a malfunction. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) or remove the battery pack, then reconnect it after about 1 minute.

The menu settings have been changed automatically.

While Intelligent Auto is active, some menu settings related to image quality and audio quality will be changed automatically. The following menu items return to the default setting when you switch the photo recording mode to another mode.

[ Self-Timer] [Tele Macro] [White Balance] [IRIS] [Shutter Speed] [Low Lux] [Scene Selection] [Auto Back Light]

This product gets warm.

This product may become warm during operation. This is not a malfunction.

A rattling noise can be heard when you shake this product.

If no noise is heard when this product is turned on and is in the movie/photo recording mode, the noise is produced by the movement of the internal lens. This is not a malfunction.

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Intelligent Auto is canceled.

The Intelligent Auto setting is canceled if you change the following settings:

[White Balance] [Exposure] [Focus] [IRIS] [Shutter Speed] [AE Shift] [White Balance Shift] [Low Lux] [Hyper Gain] [Scene Selection] [Auto Wind NR] [Tele Macro] [ SteadyShot] [ SteadyShot] [Auto Back Light] [Face Detection]

[Hyper Gain] is canceled.

[Hyper Gain] is canceled if you change the following settings:

Intelligent Auto [Low Lux]

If you turn this product off and on again, [Hyper Gain] automatically returns to [Off] (the default setting).

Batteries/power sources

The power abruptly turns off.

Use the AC Adaptor. Charge the battery pack (p. 12).

The CHG (charge) lamp does not light up while the battery pack is being charged.

Turn off this product by pressing the POWER button. Attach the battery pack to this product correctly (p. 12). Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the wall outlet (wall socket) properly. The battery charge is completed (p. 12).

The CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is being charged.

If the temperature of the battery pack is too high or too low, you may not be able to charge it (p. 80). Attach the battery pack to this product correctly (p. 12). If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged.

The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct time.

The ambient temperature is too high or too low. This is not a malfunction. The battery pack has not been charged enough. Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, replace the battery pack with a new one (p. 81). The indicated time may not be correct depending on the environment of use.

The battery pack is quickly discharged.

The ambient temperature is too high or low. This is not a malfunction. The battery pack has not been charged enough. Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, replace the battery pack with a new one (p. 81).

Viewfinder

Menu items are grayed out.

You cannot select grayed items in the current recording/playback situation. Select a grayed item and check the reasons why you cannot select the item. There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously.

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The image in the viewfinder is not clear.

Adjust the diopter using the right and left diopter adjustment knobs until the image appears clearly (p. 14). Adjust the width between the right and left viewfinder to fit your eyes (p. 15). Use [Viewfinder Adjust] (p. 61).

Viewing 3D movies makes you feel uncomfortable.

Use [Auto 3D Lens Adjust] (p. 51). Switch the viewfinder display mode to 2D by pressing FINDER 2D/3D (p. 20).

Memory card

Operations using the memory card cannot be performed.

If you use the memory card formatted on a computer, format it again on this product (p. 58).

Images stored on the memory card cannot be deleted.

The maximum number of images that you can delete on the index screen at one time is 100. You cannot delete the protected images.

The data file name is not indicated correctly or flashes.

The file is damaged. The file format is not supported by this product (p. 80).

Recording

Refer also to Memory card (p. 67).

Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images.

The playback screen is displayed. Press MODE to turn on the (Movie) or (Photo) lamp (p. 21). This product is recording the image you have just shot on the memory card. You cannot make new recording during this period. The memory card is full. Delete unnecessary images (p. 32). Total number of movie scenes or photos exceeds the recording capacity of this product (p. 75). Delete unnecessary images (p. 32).

Photos cannot be recorded.

You cannot record photos while recording a movie. Press MODE to switch to the photo mode (p. 22). When [2D/3D Mode Select] is set to [3D], you cannot record photos. Select [2D/3D Mode Select] to [2D] first (p. 56), then switch to the photo recording mode.

The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording was stopped.

This product is saving the scene you have just shot on the memory card.

The imaging field looks different.

The imaging field may look different depending on the condition of this product. This is not a malfunction.

The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected recording time of the memory card.

Depending on the recording conditions, the time available for recording may be shorter, for example when recording a fast moving object, etc. (p. 75).

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This product stops operating.

If you keep applying vibration on this product, recording may stop.

There is a time difference between the point when START/STOP is pressed and the point that the recording movie is started or stopped actually.

On this product, there may be a slight time delay between the point where you press START/STOP and the actual point that recording movie starts/stops. This is not a malfunction.

The auto focus does not function.

Set [Focus] to [Auto] (p. 49). The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus. Adjust the focus manually (p. 49).

SteadyShot does not function.

Set [ SteadyShot] to [Active] or [Standard] (p. 53), [ SteadyShot] to [On] (p. 53). Even if [ SteadyShot] is set to [Active] or [Standard], [ SteadyShot] to [On], this product may not be able to compensate for excessive vibrations. You may not recognize the effect when you use the large magnification.

The subjects passing by the screen very fast appear crooked.

This is called the focal plane phenomenon. This is not a malfunction. Because of the way the image device (CMOS sensor) reads out image signals, the subjects passing by the lens rapidly might appear crooked depending on the recording conditions.

Horizontal stripes appear on the images.

This occurs when recording images under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury lamp. This is not a malfunction.

Sound is not recorded correctly.

If you disconnect an external microphone, etc. during recording movies, sound may not be recorded correctly. Connect the microphone again in the same way as when you start recording movies.

Playback

Images cannot be played back.

Images recorded on other devices may not be played back. This is not a malfunction. When [2D/3D Mode Select] is set to [3D], movies recorded with 2D cannot be played back.

Photos cannot be played back.

Photos cannot be played back if you have modified files or folders, or have edited the data on a computer. (The file name flashes in that case.) This is not a malfunction. You cannot play back photos when [2D/3D Mode Select] is set to [3D]. Select [2D] to play back photos (p. 56).

is indicated on a thumbnail.

This may appear on an image recorded on other devices, edited on a computer, etc. You removed the AC Adaptor or the battery pack while the memory card icon at the top right corner of the screen flashes, or before the access lamp is turned off after recording. This may damage your image data and is displayed.

is indicated on a thumbnail.

The image data base file may be damaged. Check the data base file by selecting (MENU) [Setup] [ Media Settings] [Repair Img. DB F.]. If it still appears, delete the image with (p. 32).

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No sound or only a low volume sound is heard during playback.

Turn up the volume (p. 24). When you record sound with [Micref Level] (p. 55) set to [Low], the recorded sound may be difficult to hear.

Playing back images stored on memory card on other devices

Images cannot be played back or the memory card is not recognized.

The playback device does not support playing back memory cards (p. 2).

Editing movies/photos on this product

Unable to edit.

Unable to edit because of the condition of the image.

A movie cannot be divided.

A movie that is too short cannot be divided. A protected movie cannot be divided.

Playback on the TV

Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV.

Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the images.

The top, bottom, right, and left edges of images are trimmed slightly on a connected TV.

The screen of this product can display recording images across the entire screen (full pixel display). However, this may cause slight trimming of the top, bottom, right, and left edges of images when played back on a TV which is not compatible with full pixel display.

The image appears distorted on the 4:3 TV.

This happens when viewing a recorded image on a 4:3 TV. Set [TV Type] correctly (p. 59) and play back the image.

Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen of the 4:3 TV.

This happens when viewing a recorded image on a 4:3 TV. This is not a malfunction.

Copying/Connecting to other devices

Images are not copied correctly.

You cannot copy images using the HDMI cable. An AV Cable (sold separately) is not connected properly. Make sure to connect the cable to the input jack of another device (p. 43).

Connecting to a computer

PlayMemories Home cannot be installed.

Check the computer environment or installation procedure required to install PlayMemories Home.

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PlayMemories Home does not work correctly.

Quit PlayMemories Home and restart your computer.

This product is not recognized by the computer.

Disconnect devices from the USB jack of the computer other than the keyboard, mouse, and this product. Disconnect the micro USB cable from the computer and this product, and restart the computer, then connect the computer and this product again in the correct order.

Self-diagnosis display/ Warning indicators If indicators appear on the screen, check the following. If the problem persists even after you have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. In this case, when you contact them, give them all the numbers of the error code beginning with C or E.

C: (or E:) : (Self-diagnosis display)

C:04: The battery pack is not an InfoLITHIUM battery pack (V series). Use an InfoLITHIUM battery pack (V series) (p. 80). Connect the DC plug of the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack of this product securely (p. 12).

C:06: The battery pack temperature is high. Change the battery pack or place it in a cool place.

C:13: / C:32: Remove the power source. Reconnect it and operate this product again.

E:: Follow the steps from on page 65.

(Battery level warning)

The battery pack is nearly used up. Depending on the operating environment or battery conditions, may flash, even if there are about 20 minutes remaining.

(Warning indicator pertaining to battery pack temperature)

The battery pack temperature is high. Change the battery pack or place it in a cool place.

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(Warning indicator pertaining to HDMI output stopped by overheating)

Because the temperature of this product has reached a level where HDMI output has stopped, no image is displayed on the connected monitor, etc. Leave this product until the temperature decreases. However, you can continue recording on this product.

(Warning indicator pertaining to memory card)

Slow flashing Free space for recording images is running out. For the type of memory card you can use with this product, see page 17.

Fast flashing There is not enough free space for recording images. After storing the images on other media (p. 39), delete unnecessary images, or format the memory card (p. 58). The image database file may be damaged. Check the database file by selecting (MENU) [Setup] [ Media Settings] [Repair Img. DB F.].

(Warning indicator pertaining to memory card formatting)

The memory card is damaged. The memory card is not formatted correctly (p. 58).

(Warning indicator pertaining to incompatible memory card)

Incompatible memory card is inserted (p. 17).

(Warning indicator pertaining to the write-protect of the memory card)

The memory card is write-protected. Access to the memory card was restricted on another device.

(Warning indicator pertaining to the external media device)

The image database file may be damaged. Check the database file by selecting (MENU) [Setup] [ Media Settings] [Repair Img. DB F.].

(Warning indicator pertaining to formatting of the external media device)

The external media device is damaged. The external media device is not formatted correctly.

(Warning indicator pertaining to camera-shake warning)

This product is not held steady, so camera- shake easily occurs. Hold this product steady with both hands and record the image. However, note that the camera-shake warning indicator does not disappear.

(Warning indicator pertaining to photo recording)

The memory card is full. Photos cannot be recorded during processing. Wait for a while, then record.

Tips You may hear a melody when some warning indicators appear on the screen.

Description of warning messages

If messages appear on the screen, follow the instructions.

Memory card

Data error.

An error occurred during reading or writing the memory card in this product.

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This may occur when you keep applying shock on this product. Movies recorded on other devices may not be played back.

Inconsistencies found in image database file. Do you want to repair the image database file? Inconsistencies found in image database file. Cannot record or play HD movies. Do you want to repair the image database file?

You cannot record or play back movies because no movie management information exists. If you select , new management information is created and you can record or play back movies.

Inconsistencies found in the image database file. Back up and recover. Recover, then import using the included PC software.

Since the database information of high definition image quality movies has been damaged, there are inconsistencies between the information in the database and the information in the file. Select to back up the high definition image quality movies and repair the database file. You cannot see the backed-up movies on this product. By connecting this product to a computer after repairing the database, you can import backed-up high definition image quality movies to the computer using the PlayMemories Home software installed on the computer. However, it is not guaranteed that all movies can be imported to the computer.

Buffer overflow. Writing to the media was not completed in time.

You have performed recording and erasing operations repeatedly, or a memory card that has been formatted by other device is used. Copy and take data backup to other device (such as a computer), and then format the memory card on this product (p. 58). The size of the inserted memory card is not sufficient for copying the movie(s). Use the recommended memory card (p. 17).

Recovering data.

This product tries to recover data automatically if the data writing was not performed properly.

Cannot recover data.

Writing data onto the media of this product has failed. Attempts were made to recover the data, but they were unsuccessful.

Reinsert the memory card.

Reinsert the memory card a few times. If even then the indicator flashes, the memory card could be damaged. Try with another memory card.

Cannot recognize this memory card. Format and use again.

Format the memory card (p. 58). Note that if you format the memory card, all the recorded movies and photos are deleted.

The maximum number of still image folders has been reached. Cannot record still images.

You cannot create folders exceeding 999MSDCF. You cannot create or delete created folders using this product. Format the memory card (p. 58). Note that if you format the memory card, all the recorded movies and photos are deleted.

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This memory card may not be able to record or play movies.

Use a memory card recommended for this product (p. 17).

This memory card may not be able to record or play images correctly.

Use a memory card recommended for this product (p. 17).

Do not eject the memory card during writing. Data may be damaged.

Reinsert the memory card, and follow the instructions on the screen.

External media cannot execute functions.

Check the database file by selecting (MENU) [Setup] [ Media Settings] [Repair Img. DB F.]. If the message still appears, reconnect the external media device, then format it. Note that if you format the external media device, all the data on the device will be deleted. If you cannot format the external media device, the external media device may be incompatible with this product, or damaged. Replace it with a new one.

Other

Maximum number of images already selected.

You can select only 100 images at one time for: Deleting movies/photos Protecting movies/photos, or releasing the protection Copying movies/photos

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Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos

Expected operating time with each battery pack

Recording time Approximate time available when you use a fully charged battery pack.

2D (unit: minute)

Battery pack Continuous recording time

Typical recording time

NP-FV70 185 95 NP-FV100 375 195

3D (unit: minute)

Battery pack Continuous recording time

Typical recording time

NP-FV70 150 80 NP-FV100 305 160

Monitoring* time Approximate time available when you use a fully charged battery pack.

2D (unit: minute)

Battery pack Continuous monitoring time NP-FV70 210 NP-FV100 415

3D (unit: minute)

Battery pack Continuous monitoring time NP-FV70 190 NP-FV100 385

* In this manual, monitor means that the user watches or views a subject without recording.

Playing time Approximate time available when you use a fully charged battery pack.

(unit: minute) Battery pack 2D 3D NP-FV70 315 270 NP-FV100 625 535

Each operating time in the 2D mode is measured with [ REC Mode] set to [Standard ]. Typical recording time shows the time when you repeatedly start/stop recording, switch the MODE lamp, and zoom. Times measured when using this product at 25 C (77 F). 10 C to 30 C (50 F to 86 F) is recommended. The recording, monitoring, and playback time will be shorter when you use this product in low temperatures. The recording, monitoring, and playback time will be shorter depending on the conditions under which you use this product. The remaining battery indicator (p. 85) shows the expected recording and playing time.

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Expected recording time of movies

Memory card (unit: minute)

16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 75

(75) 150

(150) 305

(305) 75

(75) 150

(150) 305

(305) 90

(90) 180

(180) 360

(360) 120

(120) 245

(245) 495

(495) 215

(165) 440

(330) 880

(665) 380

(310) 770

(630) 1545

(1260)

Each number is measured when the Sonys memory card is used.

Notes The recordable time and the available monitoring time may vary depending on the recording conditions and the subject, [ REC Mode], and [ Frame Rate] (p. 56). The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable time.

Tips You can record a maximum of 3,999 scenes for 2D and 3D movies collectively. The maximum continuous recordable time of a movie is as follows.

2D: about 13 hours 3D: about 6 hours 30 minutes

This product uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the media. Movies containing quickly moving and complex images are recorded at a higher bit-rate, and this reduces the overall recording time.

Expected number of recordable photos

Memory card

20.4 M 16 GB 1850 32 GB 3800 64 GB 7500

Each number is measured when the Sonys memory card is used. The number of recordable photos of memory card shown is for both the maximum image size of this product and the default image size. The actual number of recordable photos is displayed on the screen during recording (p. 85). The number of recordable photos of memory card may vary depending on the recording conditions.

Notes The unique pixel array of Sonys ClearVid and the image processing system of Sonys BIONZ allows still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.

Tips The following list shows the bit-rate, pixels and aspect ratio of each recording mode (movie + audio, etc.).

3D movie: Max. 28 Mbps 1,920 1,080 pixels/16:9 2D movie: PS: Max. 28 Mbps 1,920 1,080 pixels/16:9 FX: Max. 24 Mbps 1,920 1,080 pixels/16:9 FH: Approx. 17 Mbps (average) 1,920 1,080

pixels/16:9 HQ: Approx. 9 Mbps (average) 1,440 1,080

pixels/16:9 LP: Approx. 5 Mbps (average) 1,440 1,080

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The photo recording pixels and the aspect ratio. Photo recording mode: 6,016 3,384 dots/16:9 4,512 3,384 dots/4:3 4,224 2,376 dots/16:9 2,592 1,944 dots/4:3 1,920 1,080 dots/16:9 640 480 dots/4:3 Capturing a photo from a movie: 1,920 1,080 dots/16:9

Using this product abroad Power supply You can use this product in any country/ region within the AC 100 V to 240 V and 50 Hz/60 Hz range by using the AC Adaptor supplied with this product.

Viewing 3D movies In countries/regions where 1080/60i (1080/50i) is supported, you can view 3D movies as recorded by connecting this product to a 3D compatible TV (or monitor) with the HDMI cable (supplied).

Viewing high definition image quality movies In countries/regions where 1080/60i (1080/50i) is supported, you can view the movies with the same high definition image quality as that of the recorded movies. You need a NTSC (or PAL)-system-based and 1080/60i (1080/50i) compatible TV (or monitor) with HDMI input jacks. The HDMI cable (supplied) must be connected.

Viewing standard definition image quality movies To view standard definition image quality movies, you need a NTSC (or PAL)-system- based TV with AUDIO/VIDEO input jacks. An AV Cable (sold separately) must be connected.

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Watching the recorded movies on a TV

To watch recorded movies on a TV, record movies after selecting the appropriate [60i/50i Sel] setting for the TV color system of the country/region where you are using this product. Countries/regions where you need to set [60i/50i Sel] to [60i (NTSC)] Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the USA, Venezuela, etc. Countries/regions where you need to set [60i/50i Sel] to [50i (PAL)] Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guiana, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, etc.

Setting to the local time You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using this product abroad. Select (MENU) [Setup] [ Clock Settings] [Date & Time Setting] [Summer Time] and

(MENU) [Setup] [ Clock Settings] [Area Setting] (p. 63).

DEV-0V When [Auto Clock ADJ ] and [Auto Area ADJ] are set to [On], the clock is set to the local time automatically by the GPS function (p. 64).

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World time difference Time-zone differences

Area setting

GMT Lisbon/London +01:00 Berlin/Paris +02:00 Helsinki/Cairo/Istanbul +03:00 Nairobi +03:30 Tehran +04:00 Moscow/Abu Dhabi/Baku +04:30 Kabul +05:00 Karachi/Islamabad +05:30 Kolkata/New Delhi +06:00 Almaty/Dhaka +06:30 Yangon +07:00 Bangkok/Jakarta +08:00 HongKong/Singapore/Beijing +09:00 Tokyo/Seoul +09:30 Adelaide/Darwin +10:00 Melbourne/Sydney +11:00 Solomon Is +12:00 Fiji/Wellington 11:00 Midway Island 10:00 Hawaii 09:00 Alaska 08:00 LosAngeles/Tijuana 07:00 Denver/Arizona 06:00 Chicago/MexicoCity 05:00 New York/Bogota 04:00 Santiago 03:30 St. Johns 03:00 Brasilia/Montevideo 02:00 Fernando de Noronha 01:00 Azores/Cape Verde Is.

Maintenance and precautions

About the AVCHD format

What is the AVCHD format? The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format used to record a high definition signal using efficient data compression coding technology. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is adopted to compress video data, and the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM system is used to compress audio data. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is capable of compressing images at higher efficiency than that of the conventional image compressing format. The MPEG-4 MVC/H.264 format is adopted to compress 3D video data in the AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 for the 3D and 60p/50p recording.

As the AVCHD format uses a compression coding technology, the picture may be disturbed in scenes where picture, field angles or brightness, etc. change drastically, but this is not a malfunction.

About GPS (DEV-50V)

The GPS (Global Positioning System) is a system that calculates geographical location from highly accurate US space satellites. This system allows you to pinpoint your exact location on the earth. The GPS satellites are located in 6 orbits, 20,000 km above the earth. The GPS system consists of 24 or more GPS satellites. A GPS receiver receives radio signals from the satellites, and calculates the current location of the receiver based on the orbital information (almanac data) and travel time of the signals, etc.

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Determining a location is called triangulating. A GPS receiver can determine the locations latitude and longitude by receiving signals from 3 or more satellites.

As the positions of GPS satellites vary constantly, it may take longer to determine the location or the receiver may not be able to determine the location at all, depending on the location and time you use this product. GPS is a system for determining geographic location by triangulating radio signals from GPS satellites. Avoid using this feature in places where radio signals are blocked or reflected, such as a shadowy place surrounded by buildings or trees, etc. Use this feature in open sky environments. You may not be able to record location information at locations or in situations where radio signals from the GPS satellites do not reach this product as follows.

In tunnels, indoors or under the shade of buildings. Between tall buildings or at narrow streets surrounded by buildings. In underground locations, locations surrounded by dense trees, under an elevated bridge, or in locations where magnetic fields are generated, such as near high voltage cables. Near devices that generate radio signals of the same frequency band as this product: near 1.5 GHz band mobile telephones, etc.

When you upload to or share on the web images recorded with [GPS Setting] set to [On], location information may unintentionally be made known to others. If you want to avoid that situation, set [GPS Setting] to [Off] (p. 62).

On triangulating errors If you move to another location right after turning the power switch to ON, it may take a longer time for this product to start triangulating, compared to when you stay in the same place.

Error caused by the position of GPS satellites This product automatically triangulates your current location when this product receives radio signals from 3 or more GPS satellites. The triangulating error allowed by the GPS satellites is about 10 m (33 feet). Depending on the environment of the location, the triangulating error can be greater. In this case, your actual location may not match the location on the GPS information. Meanwhile, the GPS satellites are controlled by the United States Department of Defense, and the degree of accuracy may be changed intentionally. Error during the triangulating process This product acquires location information periodically during triangulating. There is a slight time difference between when the location information is acquired and when the location information is recorded on an image, therefore, the actual recording location may not match exactly the location on the map based on the GPS information.

On the restriction of use of GPS Use GPS in accordance with the regulations of the situation, the countries/regions of use.

On the geographic coordinate system The WGS-84 geographic coordinate system is used.

About the memory card

A memory card formatted by a computer (Windows OS/Mac OS) does not have guaranteed compatibility with this product. Data read/write speed may vary depending on the combination of the memory card and memory card compliant product you use. Damaged or lost data may occur in the following cases (the data will not be compensated for):

If you eject the memory card, or turn off this product while this product is reading or writing image files on the memory card (while the access lamp is lit or flashing) If you use the memory card near magnets or magnetic fields

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It is recommended that you make a back-up of important data on the hard disk of a computer. Do not attach a label or the like on memory card or memory card adaptor. Doing so may cause a malfunction. Do not touch, or allow metallic objects to come into contact with the terminals. Do not bend, drop or apply strong force to the memory card. Do not disassemble or modify the memory card. Do not let the memory card get wet. Keep the memory card out of the reach of small children. There is danger that a child might swallow it. Do not insert anything other than the compliant size of memory card into the memory card slot. Doing so may cause a malfunction. Do not use or keep the memory card in the following locations:

Places subject to extremely high temperature, such as a car parked outside in the summer Places under direct sunlight Places with extremely high humidity or subject to corrosive gases

On usable memory card Only Memory Stick PRO Duo media (half the size of standard Memory Stick media) or standard size SD cards are usable with this product.

On the memory card adaptor When using memory card with memory card compliant device inserting memory card into memory card adaptor, make sure the memory card is inserted facing in the correct direction. Note that improper use may cause a malfunction.

On image data compatibility Image data files recorded on memory card by this product conform to the Design rule for Camera File system universal standard established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).

If you cannot use memory cards that have been used with another device, format it with this product (p. 58). Note that formatting erases all information on the memory card. You may not be able to play back images with this product:

When playing back image data modified on your computer When playing back image data recorded with other devices

About the Memory Stick media Types of Memory Stick media Recording/Playback

Memory Stick Duo media (with MagicGate)

Memory Stick PRO Duo media (Mark2)

Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media

Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media

This product does not support 8-bit parallel data transfer. This product performs 4-bit parallel data transfer equivalent to that of Memory Stick PRO Duo. This product cannot record or play data that uses MagicGate technology. MagicGate is a copyright protection technology that records and transfers the contents in an encrypted format.

About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack

This product operates only with an InfoLITHIUM V series battery packs NP- FV70/FV100. InfoLITHIUM V series battery packs have the mark.

What is an InfoLITHIUM battery pack? An InfoLITHIUM battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for communicating information related to

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operating conditions between this product and an AC Adaptor/charger (sold separately). The InfoLITHIUM battery pack calculates the power consumption according to the operating conditions of this product, and displays the remaining battery time in minutes.

To charge the battery pack Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start using this product. We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of from 10 C to 30 C (50 F to 86 F) until the CHG (charge) lamp turns off. If you charge the battery pack outside of this temperature range, you may not be able to charge it efficiently.

To use the battery pack effectively Battery pack performance decreases when the ambient temperature is 10 C (50 F) or below, and the length of time you can use the battery pack becomes shorter. In that case, do one of the following to use the battery pack for a longer time.

Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up, and install it on this product right before you start taking shots. Use a large capacity battery pack (NP-FV100).

Have spare battery packs ready for 2 or 3 times the expected recording time, and make trial recordings before making the actual recording. Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water resistant.

About the remaining battery time indicator

When the power goes off even though the remaining battery time indicator indicates that the battery pack has enough power to operate, charge the battery pack fully again. Remaining battery time will be indicated correctly. Note, however, that the battery indication will not be restored if it is used in high temperatures for a long time, or if left in a fully charged state, or when the battery pack is frequently used. Use the remaining battery time indication as a rough guide only.

The mark that indicates low battery flashes even if there are still 20 minutes of battery time remaining, depending on the operating conditions or ambient temperature.

About storage of the battery pack If the battery pack is not used for a long time, fully charge the battery pack and use it up on this product once a year to maintain proper function. To store the battery pack, remove it from this product and put it in a dry, cool place. To discharge the battery pack on this product completely, select (MENU) [Setup] [ General Settings] [Power Save] [Off], and leave this product in recording standby until the power goes off (p. 63).

About battery life Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one. Each batterys life is governed by storage, operating and environmental conditions.

About handling of this product

On use and care Do not use or store this product and accessories in the following locations:

Anywhere extremely hot, cold or humid. Never leave them exposed to temperatures above 60 C (140 F), such as under direct sunlight, near heaters or in a car parked in the sun. They may malfunction or become deformed. Near strong magnetic fields or mechanical vibration. This product may malfunction. Near strong radio waves or radiation. This product may not be able to record properly. Near AM receivers and video equipment. Noise may occur. On a sandy beach or anywhere dusty. If sand or dust gets in this product, it may result in a malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.

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Near windows or outdoors, where the viewfinder, or the lens may be exposed to direct sunlight. This damages the screen.

For DC or AC operation, use the accessories recommended in these operating instructions. Do not let this product get wet, for example, from rain or sea water. If this product gets wet, it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired. If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug this product and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping on the product. Be particularly careful of the lens. Turn the power off when you are not using this product. Do not wrap this product with a towel, for example, and operate it. Doing so might cause heat to build up inside. When disconnecting the power cord (mains lead), pull it by the plug and not the cord. Do not damage the power cord (mains lead) such as by placing anything heavy on it. Do not use a deformed or damaged battery pack. Keep metal contacts clean. If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked:

Consult your local authorized Sony service facility. Wash off any liquid that may have contacted your skin. If any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with plenty of water and consult a doctor.

When not using this product for a long time

To keep this product in optimum state for a long time, turn it on and let it run by recording and playing back images about once a month. Use up the battery pack completely before storing it.

Moisture condensation If this product is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside this product. This may cause a malfunction to this product.

If moisture condensation has occurred Leave this product for about 1 hour without turning it on. Note on moisture condensation Moisture may condense when you bring this product from a cold place into a warm place (or vice versa) or when you use this product in a humid place as follows:

You bring this product from a ski slope into a place warmed up by a heating device. You bring this product from an air conditioned car or room into a hot place outside. You use this product after a squall or a shower. You use this product in a hot and humid place.

How to prevent moisture condensation When you bring this product from a cold place into a warm place, put this product in a plastic bag and seal it tightly. Remove the bag when the air temperature inside the plastic bag has reached the surrounding temperature (after about 1 hour).

On handling the casing If the casing is soiled, clean this product body with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water, and then wipe the casing with a dry soft cloth. Avoid the following to avoid damage to the finish:

Using chemicals such as thinner, benzine, alcohol, chemical cloths, repellent, insecticide and sunscreen Handling this product with above substances on your hands Leaving the casing in contact with rubber or vinyl objects for a long period of time

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About care and storage of the lens Wipe the surface of the lens clean with a soft cloth in the following instances:

When there are fingerprints on the lens surface In hot or humid locations When the lens is exposed to salty air such as at the seaside

Store in a well-ventilated location subject to little dirt or dust. To prevent mold, periodically clean the lens as described above.

On handling the supplied items If storing this product in the carrying case after getting it wet, wipe the body dry before storing it. If the carrying case and the neck strap get wet, dry them well after using before storing them.

On charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery This product has a pre-installed rechargeable battery to retain the date, time, and other settings even when this product is turned off. The pre- installed rechargeable battery is always charged while this product is connected to the wall outlet (wall socket) via the AC Adaptor or while the battery pack is attached. The rechargeable battery will be fully discharged in about 3 months if you do not use this product at all. Use this product after charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery. However, even if the pre-installed rechargeable battery is not charged, this product operation will not be affected as long as you are not recording the date.

How to charge the pre-installed rechargeable battery Connect this product to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor, and leave it with the device turned off for more than 24 hours.

On trademarks AVCHD 3D/Progressive and AVCHD 3D/Progressive logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Panasonic Corporation. Memory Stick, , Memory Stick Duo, , Memory Stick PRO Duo, , Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, , Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, , MagicGate, , MagicGate Memory Stick and MagicGate Memory Stick Duo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. InfoLITHIUM is a trademark of Sony Corporation. x.v.Color/ x.v.Colour is a trademark of Sony Corporation. BIONZ is a trademark of Sony Corporation. BRAVIA is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Intel, Intel Core, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. and PlayStation are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Adobe Acrobat are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. Facebook and the f logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Facebook, Inc. YouTube and the YouTube logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.

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All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, and are not mentioned in each case in this Handbook.

Notes on the License THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL USE OF A CONSUMER OR OTHER USES IN WHICH IT DOES NOT RECEIVE REMUNERATION 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 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

We provide the software in this product based on license agreements with the owners of the respective copyrights. Based on requests by the copyright owners of these software applications, we are obliged to inform you of their contents. For information on the license contents (in English), please read the file in the [LICENSE] folder of the CD-ROM.

On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software The software that is eligible for the following GNU General Public License (hereinafter referred to as GPL) or GNU Lesser General Public License (hereinafter referred to as LGPL) are included in this product. 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. When downloading the source code, select DEV-50 as the model for this product. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/ We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. For information on the license contents (in English), please read the file in the [LICENSE] folder of the CD-ROM.

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Quick reference

Screen indicators

Left Indicator Meaning

MENU button (44) Self-timer recording (52) GPS triangulating status (29)

Face Detection (54)

Manual focus (49)

Scene Selection (51)

White Balance (48) SteadyShot off (53) White Balance Shift (50) Tele Macro (52) Destination (63)

Intelligent Auto (28)

Center Indicator Meaning

[STBY]/[REC] Recording status (21) Slide show set

Warning (70)

Playback mode (23)

Right Indicator Meaning

60i Frame rate (60p (50p)/ 60i (50i)) and recording mode (PS/FX/FH/HQ/ LP) (28)

60min Remaining battery (expected recording and playing time)

20.4 M Photo size (57) Recording/playback/ editing media (17) An external media device is connected (41)

0:00:00 Counter (hour:minute: second)

00min Estimated recording remaining time

9999 Approximate number of recordable photos and photo size Playback folder

100/112

Current playing movie or photo/Number of total recorded movies or photos 2D record or playback 3D record or playback

Bottom Indicator Meaning

View Images button (23) MODE (Shooting Mode) button (22) Micref Level low (55) Closer Voice off (54) Auto Wind NR off (54) Low Lux (51) Hyper Gain (51) Exposure (49)

EV AE Shift (50) Shutter Speed (50)

Left Right Center

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Indicator Meaning

IRIS (50) Intelligent Auto (28)

Slide show button 101-0005 Data file name (23)

Protected image (33) 3D Depth Adjustment (30) Automatic (31) Exposure is set manually. (31)

Indicators and their positions are approximate and may differ from what you actually see. Some indicators may not appear, depending on the model.

Parts and controls

Figures in ( ) are reference pages.

MODE button (21) POWER button (14) Accessory shoe Built-in microphone Lens IPD ADJ dial (15) (View Images) button (23) FINDER 2D/3D (display) button (20) START/STOP button (21) Multi-selector (15) HDMI OUT jack (25) (microphone) jack (PLUG IN POWER) (headphones) jack

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CHG (charge) lamp (12) Camera recording lamp (62)

The camera recording lamp lights up in red during recording. The lamp flashes when the remaining memory card capacity or battery power is low.

(Movie) lamp (21) (Photo) lamp (22) Eye sensor Viewfinder START/STOP button (21) PHOTO button (23) Power zoom lever (19) Multi/Micro USB terminal (25)

Supports Micro USB compatible devices.

DC IN jack (12)

Tripod receptacle Attach a tripod (sold separately) to the tripod receptacle using a tripod screw (sold separately: the length of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.)). Depending on the specifications of the tripod, this product may not attach in the proper direction.

Battery/memory card cover (12) Battery/memory card cover button (12) Speaker Memory card access lamp (18)

While the lamp is lit or flashing, this product is reading or writing data.

Memory card slot (18) Battery pack (12) Battery release lever (13) Drains (6) MANUAL dial (30) MANUAL button (30) Diopter adjustment knobs (14) Strap mount (11)

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1080i .............................................60 1080p ............................................60 2D/3D Mode Select ....................56 3D Depth Adjustment..........25, 30 480i ...............................................60 480p ..............................................60 576i ...............................................60 576p ..............................................60 60i/50i Sel ....................................62 720p ..............................................60

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Abroad .........................................76 AE Shift ........................................50 Area Setting .................................63 Auto 3D Lens Adjust ..................51 Auto Area ADJ ............................64 Auto Back Light ..........................53 Auto Clock ADJ ..........................64 Auto Wind NR ............................54 AV Cable ......................................26 AVCHD format ...........................78

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Battery Info..................................62 Battery pack .................................12 Beach ............................................52 Beep ..............................................62 Binoculars ....................................19

C

Camera/Mic ................................48 Camera Data ...............................58 Charging the battery pack .........12 Charging the battery pack abroad ....................................13, 76 Clock Set ......................................15 Closer Voice ................................54 Computer.....................................36 Connection ..................................25 Coordinates .................................58 Copy .............................................41 Creating a disc ............................43 CTRL FOR HDMI ......................60

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Data Code ...........17, 24, 30, 43, 58 Date & Time ................................17 Date & Time Setting ...................63 Delete ...........................................32 Dial Setting ..................................30 Digital Zoom ...............................53 Direct Copy .................................42 Disc recorder ...............................43 Display Setting ............................55 Divide ...........................................33

E

Edit/Copy ....................................57 Event Index ..................................23 Exposure ......................................49 External media ............................40

F

Face Detection ............................54 FH .................................................28 File Number ................................58 Fireworks .....................................52 Focus ............................................49 Format ..........................................58 Frame Packing ............................60 Frame Rate...................................56 Fully charged ...............................12 FX .................................................28

G

GPS Information ........................61 GPS Setting ..................................62 Grid Line......................................55

H

HDMI 3D Setting .......................60 HDMI Resolution .......................60 HQ ................................................28 Hyper Gain ..................................51

I

Image Quality/Size .....................56 Image Size ....................................57 Indoor ..........................................48 InfoLITHIUM battery pack ...80 Initialize .......................................63 Install ............................................36 Intelligent Auto ...........................28 IRIS ...............................................50

L

Landscape ....................................52 Language Setting ..................17, 62 Low Lux .......................................51 LP ..................................................28

M

Mac ...............................................35 Maintenance ................................78 MANUAL dial.............................30 Media Info ...................................58 Memory card ...............................17 Memory Stick media .........17, 79 Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media ............................................17 Memory Stick PRO Duo media ............................................17 Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media ............................................17 Menus ...........................................45 Micref Level .................................55 Micro USB cable .........................36 Moisture condensation ..............82 Movies ....................................21, 24 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 .................78 Multi-selector ..............................15 My Button ....................................55

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Night Scene .................................51

O

One Push .....................................48 Outdoor .......................................48

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Photos ..........................................22 Playback Function ......................23 Playing..........................................23 Playing AVCHD disc..................39 PlayMemories Home..... 10, 35, 36 PlayMemories Home Help Guide ......................................10, 38 Portrait .........................................52 Power on ......................................14 Power Save ...................................63 Precautions ..................................78 Protect ..........................................33 PS ..................................................28

R

REC Lamp ...................................62 Rec Mode .....................................28 Recording ....................................21 Recording and playback time ...74 Recording time of movies/ number of recordable photos ....74 Repair Img.DB F. ........................68

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Saving images in external media ............................................40 Scene Selection ...........................51 Screen indicators ........................85 Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators .....................................70 Self-Timer ....................................52 Setting the date and time ...........15 Setup .............................................58 Shooting Mode............................48 Shutter Speed ..............................50 Side-by-Side ................................60 Snow .............................................52 Spotlight .......................................52 Starting PlayMemories Home ...38 SteadyShot (Movie) ....................53 SteadyShot (Photo) .....................53 SummerTime ..............................63 Sunrise&Sunset ...........................52 Supplied items .............................10

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Tele Macro ...................................52 Thumbnail .............................32, 33 Triangulating ...............................29 Tripod...........................................87 Troubleshooting ..........................65 Turning the power on ................14 TV .................................................25 TV Type .......................................59

U

USB Connect ...............................60 USB LUN Setting ........................61

V

VF Brightness ..............................61 Viewfinder Adjust ......................61 Volume ...................................24, 59

W

Wall outlet (wall socket) ............12 Warning messages ......................71 White Balance .............................48 White Balance Shift ....................50 Windows ......................................36

X

x.v.Color .......................................56

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If you want to find out how the DEV-50V Sony works, you can view and download the Sony DEV-50V Handbook on the Manualsnet website.

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