... Resetting the date and time ... 51 Playback modes ... Tips for using the battery pack... 53 Maintenance information and precautions... 58 Using your camcorder abroad... 64 Trouble check ... Specifications ... Identifying the parts... Warning indicators...
“CCD-TR620E only”. As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on the camcorder are shown in capital letters. e.g. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA. As indicated with ≥ in the illustrations, you can hear the beep sound to confirm your operation.
Precautions on camcorder care •Do not let the camcorder get wet. Keep the camcorder away from rain and sea water. It may cause a malfunction and sometimes the malfunction cannot be repaired. [a] •Never leave the camcorder under temperatures...
Getting started Charging and installing the battery pack Before using your camcorder, you first need to charge and install the battery pack. To charge the battery pack, use the supplied AC power adaptor. Charging the battery pack Charge the battery pack on a flat place without vibration.
To use up the battery, remove the cassette and turn the POWER switch to CAMERA with the battery attached, and leave the camcorder until the i indicator and the red lamp flash rapidly in the viewfinder.
VTR (DC OUT) and disconnect the mains lead. After about one minute, reconnect the mains lead and set the selector to CHARGE again. •You cannot operate the camcorder using the AC power adaptor while charging the battery pack. á‡ ﬂ‰Í‡ Ë ÛÒÚ‡ÌÓ‚Í‡...
Note on installing the NP-98 battery pack Use the camcorder while lifting up the viewfinder slightly. Note on the battery pack Do not carry the camcorder by grasping the battery pack. To remove the battery pack Slide BATT, and then pull the lower part of the battery pack.
Inserting a cassette Make sure that a power source is installed. (1)While pressing the small blue button, slide EJECT in the direction of the arrow. The cassette compartment automatically opens. (2)Insert a cassette (not supplied) with the window facing out. (3)Press the PUSH mark on the cassette compartment to close it.
Make sure that a power source and a cassette is inserted and that the START/STOP MODE switch is set to When you use the camcorder for the first time, power on it and reset the date and time to your time (p. 51) before you start recording. The date is automatically recorded for 10 seconds after you start recording (AUTO DATE feature).
Then, eject the cassette and remove the battery pack. Note on standby mode If you leave the camcorder for 5 minutes or more with a cassette inserted in Standby mode, the camcorder goes off automatically. This prevents wearing down the battery and wearing out the tape.
Camera recording To focus the viewfinder lens If the viewfinder is not in focus at all or when you use the camcorder after someone else has used it, focus the viewfinder lens. Turn the viewfinder lens adjustment ring so that the indicators in the viewfinder come into sharp focus.
Camera recording Note on the AUTO DATE feature The clock is set at the factory to London time for United Kingdom and to Paris time for the other European models. You can reset the clock. The AUTO DATE feature shows the date automatically once a day.
D ZOOM to OFF, the right [a] zone disappears. Hints for better shooting For hand-held shots, you’ll get better results by holding the camcorder according to the following suggestions: á‡ÔËÒ¸ Ò ÔÓÏÓ˘¸˛ ‚Ë‰ÂÓÍ‡ÏÂ ˚ è ËÏÂ˜‡ÌËﬂ Í ˆËÙ Ó‚ÓÏÛ Ú ‡ÌÒÙÓÍ‡ÚÓ Û – ÚÓÎ¸ÍÓ CCD-TR502E/TR620Ö...
Connections for playback Connect the camcorder to your VCR or TV to watch the playback picture on the TV screen. When monitoring the playback picture by connecting the camcorder to your TV, we recommend you to use mains for the power source.
Playing back a tape You can monitor the playback picture in the viewfinder. You can also monitor a picture on a TV screen, after connecting the camcorder to a TV or VCR. ( 1 )While pressing the small green button on the POWER switch, set it to PLAYER.
•Streaks appear and the sound is muted in the various playback modes. •When playback pause mode lasts for 5 minutes or more, the camcorder automatically enters stop mode. Note on the lens cover The lens cover does not open when the POWER switch is set to PLAYER.
Using alternative power sources Using the mains To use the supplied AC power adaptor: (1) Connect the mains lead to the mains. Insert the top of the connecting plate of the AC power adaptor into the top of the battery mounting surface.
Using alternative power sources Battery life Using Sony alkaline batteries at 25 °C (77 °F) CCD- Typical Continuous recording time recording time TR501E 80 min. 150 min. /TR502E TR620E 70 min. 135 min. Notes • The above battery lives are estimates. The...
Changing the mode settings You can change the mode settings to further enjoy the features and functions of the camcorder. (1) Press MENU to display the menu. (2) Turn the control dial to select the desired item, and press the dial.
Store your own titles. D ZOOM* <ON/OFF> (CCD-TR502E/TR620E only) • Select ON to activate digital zooming. • Select OFF to not use the digital zoom. The camcorder goes back to 15x zoom. àÁÏÂÌÂÌËÂ ÂÊËÏÌ˚ı ÛÒÚ‡ÌÓ‚ÓÍ Ç˚·Ó ÂÊËÏ‡ Í‡Ê‰ÓÈ ÛÒÚ‡ÌÓ‚ÍË ìÒÚ‡ÌÓ‚ÍË ‰Îﬂ...
To look at the demonstration at once Eject the cassette, if inserted. Select ON of DEMO MODE. Erase the menu display. The demonstration will begin. When you turn off the camcorder once, DEMO MODE automatically returns to STBY. * These settings are retained even when the battery is removed, as long as the lithium battery is in place.
Recording with the date or time Before you start recording or during recording, press DATE or TIME. You can record the date or time displayed in the viewfinder with the picture. You cannot record the date and time at the same time. Except for the date or time indicator, no indicator is recorded.
Selecting the START/STOP mode Your camcorder has two modes besides normal start/stop mode. These modes enable you to take a series of quick shots resulting in a lively video. (1) Set START/STOP MODE to the desired mode. : Recording starts when you press START/STOP, and stops when you press it again (normal mode).
Shooting with backlighting When you shoot a subject with the light source behind the subject or a subject with a light background, use the BACK LIGHT function. Press BACK LIGHT. The c indicator appears in the viewfinder. [a] Subject is too dark because of backlight. [b] Subject becomes bright with backlight compensation.
When fading out, the picture gradually fades to black while the sound decreases. When fading in [a] (1) While the camcorder is in Standby mode, press FADER. The FADER indicator starts flashing. (2) Press START/STOP to start recording. The FADER indicator stops flashing.
Fade-in and fade-out To cancel the fade-in/fade-out function Before pressing START/STOP, press FADER to turn off the FADER indicator. When the date or time indicator is displayed The date or time and a title indicator does not fade in or fade out. When the START/STOP MODE switch is set to or 5 SEC...
Enjoying picture effect Selecting picture effect You can make pictures like those of television with the Picture Effect function. MOSAIC [a] the picture is mosaic. SOLARIZE [b] The light intensity is more clear, and the picture looks like a painting. B&W The picture is monochrome (black and white).
Enjoying picture effect Using picture effect function While the camcorder is in Standby mode, press PICTURE EFFECT to select the desired Picture Effect mode. Returning to normal mode Press PICTURE EFFECT until the Picture Effect indicator disappears. Note on the picture effect When you turn the power off, the camcorder returns automatically to normal mode.
Using the wide mode function – CCD-TR502E/TR620E only Selecting the desired mode You can record a cinemalike picture (CINEMA) or a 16:9 wide picture to watch on the 16:9 wide- screen TV (16:9FULL). CINEMA CINEMA 16:9FULL 16:9FULL CINEMA Black bands appear at the top and the bottom of the screen.
Using the wide mode function Using the wide mode function While the camcorder is in Standby mode, press 16:9 WIDE repeatedly so that the desired mode indicator appears. To cancel wide mode Press 16:9 WIDE repeatedly until the wide mode indicator disappears.
Focusing manually When to use manual focus In the following cases you should obtain better results by adjusting the focus manually. • Insufficient light [a] • Subjects with little contrast — walls, sky, etc. • Too much brightness behind the subject [c] •...
Focusing manually Focusing manually When focusing manually, first focus in telephoto before recording, and then reset the shot length. (1) Set FOCUS to MANUAL. The f indicator appears. (2) Turn the focus dial to focus on the subject. Turn to the NEAR side to focus on a nearer object.
Using the PROGRAM AE function You can select from three PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure) modes to suit your shooting situation. When you use PROGRAM AE, you can capture high-speed action or night views. Selecting the best mode Select the best mode by using the following examples.
Using the PROGRAM AE function Using the PROGRAM AE function While the camcorder is in Standby mode, set the mark of the desired mode to r mark above the PROGRAM AE dial. Returning to automatic mode Turn PROGRAM AE until the PROGRAM AE indicator disappears.
– CCD-TR620E only When you shoot, the Ó indicator appears. This indicates that the SteadyShot function is working and the camcorder compensates for camera- shake. You can release the SteadyShot function when you do not need to use the SteadyShot function.
Superimposing a title You can select from eight preset titles and two titles you made to superimpose it on the picture during recording. Each time you press TITLE, the preset titles appear one by one. You can also select the language and position of the titles in the menu system.
Superimposing a title Using titles To superimpose from the beginning (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA. (2) Turn STANDBY up. (3) Press TITLE repeatedly until the desired title appears. The title flashes. (4) Press START/STOP to start recording. (5) Press TITLE when you want to turn off the title.
Superimposing a title Titles cycle as follows Original title 1 n Original title 2 n HELLO! n HAPPY BIRTHDAY n HAPPY HOLIDAYS n CONGRATULATIONS! n OUR SWEET BABY n WEDDING n VACATION n THE END When you press TITLE with “THE END” displayed, the titles disappear.
We recommend to eject the cassette before you begin so that the power is not turned off on the way. (1) While the camcorder is in Standby mode, press MENU to display the menu. (2) Turn the control dial to select TITLE1 SET or TITLE2 SET, then press the dial.
Making your own titles To erase the title you have made Press MENU, select the title you want to erase, and press the dial. Select at the leftmost character, then press the dial. Do not select the blank to erase a character. Otherwise, the blank is stored as a title in memory.
(2) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into the VCR and insert your recorded tape into the camcorder. (3) Play back the recorded tape on the camcorder until you locate the point where you want to start editing, then press P to put the camcorder in playback pause mode.
5 seconds when you set the POWER switch to CAMERA. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery. Use of any other battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturers instructions.
Changing the lithium battery in the camcorder WARNING The battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, or dispose of in fire. Changing the lithium battery When replacing the lithium battery, keep the battery pack or other power source attached.
Resetting the date and time You can reset the date and time in the menu system. (1)Set the POWER switch to CAMERA. (2)Press MENU to display the menu. (3)Turn the control dial to select CLOCK SET, then press the dial. (4)Turn the control dial to select the desired year, then press the dial.
The year indicator changes as follows: Note on the time indicator The internal clock of this camcorder operates on a 24-hour cycle. Playback modes The playback mode (SP/LP) is selected automatically according to the format in which the tape has been recorded.
Tips for using the battery pack This section shows you how you can get the most out of your battery pack. Preparing the battery pack Always carry additional batteries Have sufficient battery pack power to do 2 to 3 times as much recording as you have planned. Battery life is shorter in cold environment Battery efficiency is decreased, and the battery...
Battery pack care • Remove the battery pack from the camcorder after using it, and keep it in a cool place. When the battery pack is installed to the camcorder, a small amount of current flows to the camcorder even if the POWER switch is set to OFF.
• If recording is completed before the indicator appears in the viewfinder, you should remove the tape, turn the POWER switch to CAMERA, turn STANDBY up, and leave the camcorder until the i indicator flashes rapidly. • Charging the usable battery causes a lowering of battery capacity.
• Use only with alkaline batteries. You cannot use the battery case with manganese batteries or R6 (size AA) rechargeable NiCd batteries. • Using with Sony alkaline batteries is preferable. • Battery life is remarkably shorter in a cold environment (lower than 10 °C/50 °F).
How to prevent moisture condensation When bringing the camcorder from a cold place to a warm place, put the camcorder in a plastic bag and allow it to adapt to room conditions over a period of time. (1) Be sure to tightly seal the plastic bag containing the camcorder.
It may damage the video heads. Note If the V8-25CLH cleaning cassette is not available in your area, consult your nearest Sony dealer. àÌÙÓ Ï‡ˆËﬂ ÔÓ ÛıÓ‰Û Á‡ ‡ÔÔ‡ ‡ÚÓÏ Ë Ô Â‰ÓÒÚÓ ÓÊÌÓÒÚË é˜ËÒÚÍ‡ „ÓÎÓ‚ÓÍ ÑÎﬂ Ó·ÂÒÔÂ˜ÂÌËﬂ ÌÓ Ï‡Î¸ÌÓÈ Á‡ÔËÒË Ë...
Maintenance information and precautions Removing dust from inside the viewfinder (1) Remove the screw with a screwdriver (not supplied). Then, while sliding the RELEASE knob, turn the eyecup in the direction of the arrow and pull it out. (2) Clean the surface with a commercially available blower.
Maintenance information and precautions • Do not let sand get into the camcorder. When you use the camcorder on a sandy beach or in a dusty place, protect it from the sand or dust. Sand or dust may cause the unit to malfunction, and sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.
Ni-MH batteries as it may cause excessive rise in temperature of Ni-MH batteries. Sony does not warrant the compatibility or safety of this battery charger for use with batteries other than Sony Ni-Cd batteries. Before using this...
TV colour systems. Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following points. Power sources You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC power adaptor within 110 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Difference in colour systems This camcorder is a PAL system-based camcorder.
English Trouble check If you run into any problem using the camcorder, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. Should the difficulty persist, disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Camcorder...
The camcorder is not malfunctioning. m Change locations. • The video heads may be dirty. m Clean the heads using the Sony V8-25CLH cleaning cassette. (p. 59) • The camcorder is not malfunctioning. • If 10 minutes elapsed after you set the POWER switch to CAMERA without inserting a cassette, the camcorder automatically starts the demonstration.
Trouble check Others Symptom Cause and/or Corrective Actions The supplied Remote Commander does not work . There is dust in the viewfinder. • COMMANDER is set to OFF. m Set it to ON. (p. 27) • Something is blocking the infrared rays. m Remove the obstacle.
The problem is with the AC power adaptor. Please contact our nearest Sony dealer in connection with the product with the problem. * If you use a battery pack which you have just bought or which has been left unused for a long time, the CHARGE lamp may flash at the first charging.
Output voltage DC OUT in operation mode 7.5 V, 1.8 A Battery charge terminal 10 V, 1.1 A in charge mode Application Sony battery packs NP-33 (supplied), NP-67, NP-66H/68, NP-78, NP-98 Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Storage temperature –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Identifying the parts 1 Tape transport buttons (p. 20) p STOP 0 REW (rewind) ( PLAY (playback) ) FF (fast forward) P PAUSE These buttons will function in PLAYER mode. 2 EDITSEARCH button (p. 18) 3 Lens cover 4 Built-in microphone 5 Remote sensor (p.
Make sure that the length of the tripod screw is less than 6.5mm (9/32 inch). Otherwise, you cannot attach the tripod securely and the screw may damage the camcorder. éÔÓÁÌ‡‚‡ÌËÂ ‰ÂÚ‡ÎÂÈ #∞ êÛ˜Í‡ EJECT (ÒÚ . 11) #§ êÛ˜Í‡ ÓÒ‚Ó·ÓÊ‰ÂÌËﬂ ÓÍÛÎﬂ ‡ (ÒÚ . 60) #¶...
Make sure that COMMANDER is set to ON in the menu system. The buttons that have the same name on the Remote Commander as on the camcorder function identically. 1 Tape transport buttons (p. 20) 2 R6 (size AA) battery holder (p. 80)
VTR 2. The commander modes (1, 2, and 3) are used to distinguish this camcorder from other Sony VCRs to avoid remote control misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR at commander mode VTR 2, we recommend you change the commander mode or cover the remote sensor of the VCR with black paper.
Identifying the parts To watch the demonstration You can start the demonstration by setting in the menu system. You can also start the demonstration by the following operation. To enter Demo mode (1) Eject the cassette and set the POWER switch to PLAYER.
7 The video heads may be contaminated. (p. 59) 8 Some other trouble has occurred. Disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer or local authorized facility. 9 The lithium battery is weak or is not installed. (p. 49) This indicator flashes just only after powering on.
Index M, N, O, P Adjusting viewfinder ... 14 Mains ... 23 ANTI GROUND Manual focus ... 38 SHOOTING ... 30 PICTURE EFFECT ... 35 AUTO DATE ... 12 Playback on TV ... 20 Playback pause ... 21 Power sources ... 22 Power zoom ...