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Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Read This First

Identifying the parts [1]
Screen display [2]

Getting Started

Checking the bundled items [3]
Inserting the battery pack [4]
Charging the battery pack [5]
Inserting a memory card
Inserting a memory card [6]
The memory cards that can be used with the camera [7]
Setting the date and time [8]
Using the Underwater Housing
Identifying the parts (Underwater Housing) [9]
Using the Underwater Housing [10]
On waterproof performance of the Underwater Housing [11]
Notes on use for the Underwater Housing [12]
Water leakage [13]
Waterproof packing [14]
How to check for water leaks [15]
Maintenance [16]
Using accessories
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  • Page 1: Read This First

    HDR-AS50 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Read This First Identifying the parts [1] Screen display [2] Getting Started Checking the bundled items [3] Inserting the battery pack [4] Charging the battery pack [5] Inserting a memory card Inserting a memory card [6]...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Using the attachment buckle [17] Notes on using the adhesive mount (sold separately) [18] Shooting Shooting movies and still images Shooting movies (Movie mode) [19] Shooting still images (Photo mode) [20] Loop recording mode [21] Time-lapse capture mode [22] Using the zoom [23] Notes on long-time recording [24] Changing the Settings List of setting items...
  • Page 3 Flip [39] AE shift [40] Time-lapse AE mode [41] Scene [42] White balance [43] Color mode [44] Audio recording setting [45] Wind noise reduction [46] Camera settings Airplane mode [47] Wi-Fi connection setting [48] Wi-Fi Hi power setting [49] Bluetooth setting [50] Bluetooth remote controller power setting [51] Format [52] USB power supply [53]...
  • Page 4: White

    Highlight Movie Maker Creating the highlight movie [67] Importing the BGM [68] Stream real-time movie to a movie streaming site Live Streaming with your camera (Real time movie streaming) Live Streaming [69] Preparing for Live Streaming [70] Performing Live Streaming [71] Restrictions [72] Using the camera connected to other devices via Wi-Fi Connecting to your smartphone...
  • Page 5 Editing images imported to your computer Using the Action Cam Movie Creator Useful functions of Action Cam Movie Creator [83] Installing Action Cam Movie Creator on your computer [84] Editing images imported to your smartphone/tablet Using the Action Cam App Useful functions of Action Cam App [85] Installing Action Cam App [86] Information...
  • Page 6 Countries and regions where NTSC TV is used [96] Countries and regions where PAL TV is used [97] The list of time differences for world capitals [98] Precautions Do not use/store the camera in the following places [99] On carrying [100] Care and storage of the lens [101] On cleaning [102] On operating temperatures [103]...
  • Page 7 Cannot charge the camera. [115] The remaining charge indicator is incorrect. [116] Memory card Operations using the memory card cannot be performed. [117] Shooting images Cannot record images. [118] Cannot insert dates on images. [119] Viewing images Cannot playback images. [120] Computers Your computer does not recognize the camera.
  • Page 8: Identifying The

    Warning indicators and error messages [130] [1] Read This First Identifying the parts (on/standby) button MENU button Display panel UP button/DOWN button REC lamp REC (Movie/still image) button/ENTER (Menu execute) button REC/LIVE lamp Lens Speaker Microphones Multi/Micro USB terminal CHG (Charge) lamp Battery cover Battery housing Battery ejection lever...
  • Page 9: Loop Recording

    Lock lever Screw hole for tripod Access lamp Memory card insertion slot Memory card cover The length of the corresponding tripod screw should be less than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.). [2] Read This First Screen display The indicators described below are displayed on the camera. This screen display is an example of when shooting movies.
  • Page 10: Checking The Bundled

    : Photo mode : Time-lapse capture mode : Live streaming mode : Loop recording mode : Angle setting : Zoom ratio : UP button/DOWN button operation guide (zoom switching, shooting mode switching, invalid operation) [3] Getting Started Checking the bundled items Make sure that you have following bundled items.
  • Page 11: Inserting The Battery

    Startup Guide (1) Reference Guide (1) [4] Getting Started Inserting the battery pack Slide down the lock lever to open the battery cover. Insert the battery pack. :Align the direction of the arrow on the camera and the battery pack. Close the battery cover and slide the lock lever up to lock.
  • Page 12: Auto Power

    Open the cover and slide the battery ejection lever, then remove the battery pack. To set auto power off function It is recommended that you set the camera to turn off automatically, in order to decrease the battery consumption. Press the MENU button, then press the UP button or DOWN button to select the (camera settings) - (auto power off) - time until the power is turned off, then press the REC/ENTER...
  • Page 13: Inserting A Memory

    Supplied battery pack (NP-BX1) Via a computer: Approx. 265 minutes Time required to charge a fully depleted battery pack at a temperature of 25°C (77°F). Charging may take longer under certain circumstances or conditions. Checking the remaining battery charge A remaining charge indicator appears on the upper right of the display panel. The displayed remaining charge indicator may not be correct under certain circumstances.
  • Page 14: The Memory Cards That Can Be Used With The

    : Printed side : Terminal side Close the memory card cover. To eject the memory card Open the cover, then lightly push the memory card once. Note Insert the memory card properly, confirming each side is facing the correct direction. Confirm the direction of the memory card.
  • Page 15: Setting The Date And

    Operation with all memory cards is not assured. For details about memory cards other than cards manufactured by Sony, contact the individual makers. Confirm the direction of the memory card. If you forcibly insert the memory card in the wrong direction, the memory card, memory card slot, or image data maybe damaged.
  • Page 16: Using The Underwater

    Hint The area is determined by the time difference in your area and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). For the time difference, see “List of time differences for world capitals”. These settings can be performed on the camera settings. See “Date and time setting”, “Area setting” and “Daytime Saving Time (Summer Time) setting”.
  • Page 17: Waterproof

    MENU button Tripod screw hole UP button DOWN button Buckle lock Buckle Lead Adaptor Waterproof packing [10] Getting Started Using the Underwater Housing Using the Underwater Housing By inserting the camera in the Underwater Housing, you can shoot images underwater up to a depth of 60 m (197 feet) for 30 minutes continuously.
  • Page 18: Water

    Insert the tab of the case body into the slot of the case cover. Hook the buckle over the tab on the lower part of the case cover , then close the buckle in the direction of Make sure the buckle and buckle lock are firmly locked. (If you do not lock it securely, water may leak, or the camera may fall out.)
  • Page 19: On Waterproof Performance Of The Underwater

    Note You cannot operate the (on/standby) button and REC/ENTER button when the REC HOLD switch is set to the lock position. Release the lock in the direction of the arrow below, before operation. You can record audio while the camera is in the Underwater Housing, but the sound level is reduced. Thread a suitable cord through the leash attachment hole of the Underwater Housing, then attach the cord to an item you intend to use with the camera.
  • Page 20: Notes On Use For The Underwater

    In the unlikely event that a malfunction of the Underwater Housing causes damage due to water leakage, Sony does not guarantee against damages to the equipment contained in it (camera, battery pack, etc.) and the recorded contents, nor expenses entailed in the photography.
  • Page 21: How To Check For Water

    When finding a malfunction of Underwater Housing If a malfunction is found by inspection of the waterproof packing or check for water leaks, stop using the camera immediately and take it to the nearest Sony dealer. [16] Getting Started Using the Underwater Housing...
  • Page 22: Using The Attachment

    [17] Getting Started Using accessories Using the attachment buckle The attachment buckle is used for fixing the camera or Underwater Housing to an optional accessory you intend to use. The procedure for fixing the attachment buckle to the Underwater Housing is explained here. Align the tripod screw hole in the bottom of the Underwater Housing with the tripod screw of the attachment buckle, and fix firmly with the tripod screw.
  • Page 23 Universal head mount kit BLT-UHM1 Backpack Mount VCT-BPM1 Note Thread a suitable leash through the leash attachment hole of the Underwater Housing, then attach the leash to an item you intend to use with the camera. Before use, confirm that the screw on the attachment buckle is not loose. [18] Getting Started Using accessories Notes on using the adhesive mount (sold separately)
  • Page 24 Shooting movies (Movie mode) Record movies. Press the (on/standby) button to turn on the power. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (shooting mode) - (movie mode), then press the REC/ENTER button. The icon of the current selected shooting mode is displayed. Press the REC/ENTER button to start shooting.
  • Page 25: Loop Recording

    Press the REC/ENTER button to shoot. [21] Shooting Shooting movies and still images Loop recording mode The loop recording mode keeps recording according to the set time. The camera continuously keeps shooting in the shooting time set by the loop recording time. Press the (on/standby) button to turn on the power.
  • Page 26: Time-Lapse Capture Image

    [22] Shooting Shooting movies and still images Time-lapse capture mode The camera records still images at regular intervals and stops shooting when it reaches the set number. Press the (on/standby) button to turn on the power. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (shooting mode) - (time-lapse...
  • Page 27: Notes On Long-Time

    When the digital zoom is set to ON, the camera can zoom up to 3 times for shooting. Regardless the angle setting, you can always enlarge up to 3 times. The image quality will deteriorate due to digital processing. The zoom cannot be operated with the camera during movie shooting, loop recording, live streaming, or time-lapse capture.
  • Page 28: Still Image Shooting

    [25] Changing the Settings List of setting items List of setting items The items that can be set differ depending on the shooting mode. Items you can set in * (shooting mode) : Movie mode : Photo mode : Time-lapse capture mode : Live streaming mode : Loop recording The icon of current selected shooting mode is displayed.
  • Page 29: Time-Lapse Ae

    Angle setting Zoom setting Flip AE shift – – – – Time-lapse AE mode Scene White balance – – Color mode – – Audio recording setting – – Wind noise reduction Items you can set in (camera settings) : Airplane mode : Wi-Fi connection setting : Wi-Fi Hi power setting : Bluetooth setting...
  • Page 30: How To Set The Setting

    : Resetting the settings This setting is only available in some countries and regions. [26] Changing the Settings List of setting items How to set the setting items You can set items using the following 4 buttons on the camera. : MENU button Displays the menu : REC/ENTER button...
  • Page 31 [27] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Image quality setting You can set the image resolution and frame rate for shooting movies and loop recording. Image qualities that can be set depend on the “movie format” setting. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (shooting settings) - (image quality) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button.
  • Page 32: Color

    Playback frame rate : 60p/50p Recorded image: XAVC S 50 Mbps Resolution: 1920×1080 Imaging frame rate : 30p/25p Playback frame rate : 30p/25p (only when switching NTSC/PAL is set to NTSC) Recorded image: XAVC S 50 Mbps Resolution: 1920×1080 Imaging frame rate: 24p Playback frame rate: 24p Frame rate depends on the NTSC/PAL setting.
  • Page 33 [29] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Time-lapse capture image size You can set the image size of still images shot during time-lapse capture. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (time-lapse capture mode setting) (time-lapse capture image size) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button.
  • Page 34: Still Image Mode Switching

    The movie files of one minute per file are created in order. When the recording time exceeds five minutes, the sixth movie file ( ) is created. Before creating the seventh file ( ), the camera deletes the first movie file ( ) and keeps recording.
  • Page 35: Still Image Shooting Interval

    Make sure that the moving objects are not too large or too many. Shoot in a bright location and avoid changes in brightness. To shoot successfully in burst shooting mode Try the following shooting methods. Stabilize the camera to prevent camera shake. Use the remote control function with a smartphone or Live-View Remote, or the self-timer function to prevent camera shake for better results.
  • Page 36: Time-Lapse Shooting

    “8f1s”, “5f2s”, and “2f5s” are estimates of the maximum speed. The maximum speed may not be reached depending on the shooting conditions. [33] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Self-timer You can use self-timer when shooting still images. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (still image shooting setting) - (self-timer) - setting item, then press the REC/ENTER button.
  • Page 37 (Continues to record still images at about 30-second intervals) (Continues to record still images at about 60-second intervals) Note The first photo is recorded immediately when recording starts, without waiting for the completion of the set interval. The second and subsequent still images are recorded at the set intervals. Depending on your shooting condition, the speed may not reach the set speed.
  • Page 38 Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (shooting settings) - (SteadyShot) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. (Uses the SteadyShot for shooting) (Does not use SteadyShot function) Note This function is not effective in the following settings. When the image quality setting mode is set to the high speed recording quality (frame rate is more than 120p) In the still image mode...
  • Page 39 Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (shooting settings) - (zoom setting) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. (Uses the digital zoom function) (Do not use the digital zoom function) [39] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Flip You can record the image upside down.
  • Page 40 [41] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Time-lapse AE mode Set the adjustment method of automatic exposure (AE) during time-lapse capture. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (time-lapse capture mode setting) (time-lapse AE mode) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. (Adjusts the exposure for each shot.
  • Page 41: White Balance

    [43] Changing the Settings Shooting settings White balance You can adjust the color balance to the recording environment. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (shooting settings) - (white balance) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. (Adjusts the white balance automatically so that the colors appear natural) (Adjusts for the color temperature of the light source (from 2500K to 9900K)) (Uses the setting acquired from...
  • Page 42: Airplane

    [45] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Audio recording setting You can turn the audio recording setting ON/OFF. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (shooting settings) - (audio recording) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. (Records sound when shooting a movie) (Does not record sound when shooting a movie) [46] Changing the Settings...
  • Page 43: Wi-Fi Connection

    Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (camera settings) - (airplane mode) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. (The Wi-Fi/Bluetooth function is disabled. Select this when you are on board an airplane) (The Wi-Fi/Bluetooth function is enabled) [48] Changing the Settings Camera settings...
  • Page 44: Wi-Fi Hi Power

    [49] Changing the Settings Camera settings Wi-Fi Hi power setting When you switch the Wi-Fi power setting, the communication distance between the camera and a Live- View Remote connected via Wi-Fi can be extended by about two times, so you can operate the camera with the Live-View Remote from a distance.
  • Page 45: Bluetooth

    Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (camera settings) - (Bluetooth setting) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. (Bluetooth communication enabled. is displayed on the screen.) (No Bluetooth communication. Bluetooth icon does not appear on the screen.) Pairing with the smartphone Perform the following operations with the camera and a smartphone that is connected via Wi-Fi.
  • Page 46: Bluetooth Remote Controller Power

    For setting up and operating a smartphone, see below. Also, check the latest information and function information of the PlayMemories Mobile as well. http://www/sony.net pmm/ Bluetooth remote controller power setting for smartphones Perform the following operations with the camera and a smartphone that is connected via Wi-Fi.
  • Page 47: Usb Power Supply

    Format Formatting is the process of deleting all images in the memory card, and restoring the memory card to its initial state. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (camera settings) - (format), then press the REC/ENTER button. Formatting starts when you select , then press the REC/ENTER button.
  • Page 48 Using the camera with an external power supply The camera is compatible with the following external power supply. External power supply of 1.5 A Receives USB power from the connected device Note If you change the USB power supply setting while the micro USB cable is connected, disconnect the cable, then reconnect.
  • Page 49: Lamp

    [55] Changing the Settings Camera settings Beep volume You can set the beep volume when operating the camera. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to set (camera settings) - (beep volume) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. (Loud beep volume) (Soft beep volume) Hint...
  • Page 50: Auto Power Off

    [57] Changing the Settings Camera settings One touch recording Press the REC/ENTER button of the camera while the camera is turned off, and the camera will turn on and start recording. This function is available when the shooting mode is movie, time-lapse capture, loop recording, or live streaming.
  • Page 51: Date & Time

    When shooting movies, or shooting in time-lapse capture mode During movie playback When Wi-Fi connection is being established, Wi-Fi remote control is connected, an image is being uploaded to a smartphone, or live streaming Supplying power from a connected USB device Connecting a mass storage device In the following cases, even if you have selected in the auto power off function, the...
  • Page 52: Area

    Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (camera settings) - (date & time setting), then press the REC/ENTER button. The year/month/day setting screen will be displayed. Set the year/month/day. Press the UP button or DOWN button to set the year, then press the REC/ENTER button. The cursor moves to month so, repeat the same operation to set the month and day.
  • Page 53: Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time)

    [62] Changing the Settings Camera settings Daylight Saving Time (Summer time) setting Sets whether to reflect daylight saving time (summer time) in the date and time settings. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (camera settings) - (daylight saving time (summer time) setting) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button.
  • Page 54: Viewing Using The Live-View

    Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (camera settings) - (resetting the settings), then press the REC/ENTER button. Select , then press the REC/ENTER button. To cancel resetting, select , then press the REC/ENTER button. The camera automatically restarts when resetting is complete. Note When you reset the settings, the Bluetooth pairing information will also be reset.
  • Page 55: Creating The Highlight Movie

    Note The camera cannot play back audio. The image frame rate displayed on the LCD screen when using the remote control for playback will change according to the Wi-Fi communication status of the camera and remote control. This frame rate is different from the one used when shooting.
  • Page 56 Press the icon to select a content format that you want to add in a highlight movie. Select a movie that you want to add in a highlight movie from the date or the content list, then press the “Next” button. The highlight movie creation starts.
  • Page 57 Hint Use the “Settings” menu in advance to change the movie length, BGM and the audio mix. This setting is only available in some countries and regions. After creating the highlight movie, you can “Copy” it to your smartphone. Hint Use the movie player application of a smartphone to play the copied highlight movie.
  • Page 58: Importing The Bgm

    See more details about “PlayMemories Mobile” from the following website. (http://www.sony.net/pmm/) Background music preinstalled on this product have officially been contracted between Sony and licensors. Movies containing the said background music are allowed for private use, duplication, distribution, or public transmission only when the said movies are intended for nonprofit purposes and without receiving any kind of consideration from the person to whom the said movies are presented to.
  • Page 59: Live Streaming

    Note This setting is only available in some countries and regions. Background music preinstalled on this product have officially been contracted between Sony and licensors. Movies containing the said background music are allowed for private use, duplication, distribution, or public transmission only when the said movies are intended for nonprofit purposes and without receiving any kind of consideration from the person to whom the said movies are presented to.
  • Page 60: Preparing For Live Streaming

    “Action Cam Movie Creator.” Download “Action Cam Movie Creator” from the following website. http://www.sony.net/acmc/ Connect the camera to your computer with supplied micro USB cable. Configure the network settings, register an account at a video distribution site and configure the SNS settings on “Camera Settings for Live Streaming”...
  • Page 61: Performing Live Streaming

    select (camera settings) - (resetting the settings) - and delete the settings. [71] Stream real-time movie to a movie streaming site Live Streaming with your camera (Real time movie streaming) Performing Live Streaming You can start Live Streaming after the preparation is complete. When Live Streaming for the first time, it is recommended that you rehearse streaming in a prepared environment after setting up with a computer in advance.
  • Page 62: Network Connection

    streaming on the video streaming site. You can record movies that are being live distributed in the memory card of the camera. When the memory card is already inserted, movies are recorded at the same time as the distribution When the capacity of the memory card is full, only the movie recording will stop without stopping the distribution.
  • Page 63: Preparation For Connecting To Your Smartphone

    For the latest information details about the functions of PlayMemories Mobile, refer to the website below. http://www.sony.net/pmm/ Search for PlayMemories Mobile on Google Play, then install it. Search for PlayMemories Mobile on App Store, then install it.
  • Page 64: Sample Smartphone Screen Display

    Google play may not be supported depending on country or region. In this case, search for “PlayMemories Mobile” on the internet then install it. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functions described here are not guaranteed to work with all smartphones and tablets.
  • Page 65 [75] Using the camera connected to other devices via Wi-Fi Connecting to your smartphone Connecting a smartphone to Wi-Fi via QR Code (Android device) Perform preparation for connecting to your smartphone before connecting. Press the MENU button on the camera. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (camera settings) - (Wi-Fi...
  • Page 66 Scan the QR Code that is printed on a sticker attached to the rear of the camera's battery cover. When [Connect with the camera?] is displayed on the smartphone, select [OK]. Note When airplane mode is set to ON, the Wi-Fi function is not available. Depending on local electrical interference or the smartphone’s capabilities, the live view images may not be displayed smoothly.
  • Page 67 Perform preparation for connecting to your smartphone before connecting. Press the MENU button on the camera. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (camera settings) - (Wi-Fi connection setting) - , then press the REC/ENTER button. Select the shooting mode ( Start PlayMemories Mobile on the smartphone.
  • Page 68 Scan the QR Code that is printed on a sticker attached to the rear of the camera's battery cover. According to the instruction on the screen, complete the installation of profile (setting information). On the Home screen, select the [Settings] - [Wi-Fi].
  • Page 69 Select the SSID that is printed on a sticker attached to the rear of the camera's battery cover. Return to the Home screen, then start PlayMemories Mobile. Note When airplane mode is set to ON, the Wi-Fi function is not available. Depending on local electrical interference or the smartphone’s capabilities, the live view images may not be displayed smoothly.
  • Page 70 [77] Using the camera connected to other devices via Wi-Fi Connecting to your smartphone Connecting to a smartphone using ID/password (Android device) Perform preparation for connecting to your smartphone before connecting. Press the MENU button on the camera. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (camera settings) - (Wi-Fi connection setting) -...
  • Page 71 Note When airplane mode is set to ON, the Wi-Fi function is not available. Depending on local electrical interference or the smartphone’s capabilities, the live view images may not be displayed smoothly. [78] Using the camera connected to other devices via Wi-Fi Connecting to your smartphone Connecting to a smartphone using ID/password (iPhone/iPad)
  • Page 72 Select the SSID that is printed on a sticker attached to the rear of the camera's battery cover. Enter the password printed on the sticker attached to the rear of the camera's battery cover (only for the first time). Confirm that the SSID that is printed on a sticker attached to the rear of the camera’s battery cover is connected.
  • Page 73 View Remote, see Help Guide of the relevant remote control. Turn on the Live-View Remote. For details, refer to “Connecting the remote control to a single camera via Wi-Fi” in the Help Guide of the Live-View Remote (RM-LVR3). http://rd1.sony.net/help/cam/1650/h_zz/ Set the connection mode of the camera.
  • Page 74 Turn on the Live-View Remote. For details, refer to “Connecting the remote control to multiple cameras via Wi-Fi” in the Help Guide of the Live-View Remote (RM-LVR3). http://rd1.sony.net/help/cam/1650/h_zz/ Set the camera. When you connect the camera to Live-View Remote for the first time...
  • Page 75 For details, refer to “Connecting this product to one camera with Multi Camera Control (Single Connection)” in the Help Guide of the Handycam. Example: Help Guide of FDR-AX40/AX53/AX55/AXP55 http://rd1.sony.net/help/cam/1630/h_zz/ Set the connection mode of the camera. Press the MENU button, then press the UP button or DOWN button to select...
  • Page 76 For details, refer to “Connecting this product to more than one camera with Multi Camera Control (Multi Connection)” in the Help Guide of the Handycam. Example: Help Guide of FDR-AX40/AX53/AX55/AXP55 http://rd1.sony.net/help/cam/1630/h_zz/ Set the connection mode of the camera. When you connect the camera to Handycam for the first time...
  • Page 77: Useful Functions Of Action Cam Movie Creator

    Visit the following URL to install the software. http://www.sony.net/acmc/ Action Cam Movie Creator, which can import movies and edit movies and PlayMemories Home, which can playback, will be installed simultaneously.
  • Page 78 Visit the following URL with the Internet browser of the computer and install Action Cam Movie Creator. http://www.sony.net/acmc/ When installation is complete, Action Cam Movie Creator starts up. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied micro USB cable.
  • Page 79: Recording Time

    For the latest information details about the functions of Action Cam App, see the website below. http://www.sony.net/acap/ [86] Editing images imported to your smartphone/tablet Using the Action Cam App Installing Action Cam App Install Action Cam App compatible to your smartphone/tablet.
  • Page 80: Playing Time

    The recording time may be shorter, depending on the recording conditions. ( ) indicates the recording time when the Wi-Fi remote control function is set to OFF. The recording time may be longer when you set the Wi-Fi setting to OFF. Playing time Approximate time available when you use a fully charged battery pack.
  • Page 81: Estimated Number Of Recordable Still Images

    128 GB 640 minutes A frame rate will be changed according to NTSC/PAL switching. When using a Sony memory card. Note The recordable time may vary depending on the recording conditions, subjects, and the image quality setting. Continuous movie shooting time is approximately 13 hours.
  • Page 82: Effective Use Of The Battery Pack

    The CHG (Charge) lamp may blink during charging in the following situation: Battery pack is not attached correctly. Battery pack is damaged. When the battery pack temperature is high or low. [91] Information Battery pack Effective use of the battery pack Battery pack performance decreases in low temperature surroundings (less than 10°C (50°F)).
  • Page 83: On Battery Pack Life

    [94] Information Battery pack On battery pack life The battery pack life is limited. Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.
  • Page 84: The List Of Time Differences For World Capitals

    Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vietnam etc. [98] Information Using the camera abroad The list of time differences for world capitals Time differences with the standard times of world cities (as of 2016). City Time difference Lisbon...
  • Page 85 Tokyo +09:00 Seoul Adelaide +09:30 Darwin Melbourne +10:00 Sydney New Caledonia +11:00 Fiji +12:00 Wellington Midway -11:00 Hawaii -10:00 Alaska -09:00 San Francisco -08:00 Tijuana Denver -07:00 Arizona Chicago -06:00 Mexico City New York -05:00 Bogota Santiago -04:00 St.John's -03:30 Brasilia -03:00 Montevideo...
  • Page 86: Care And Storage Of The Lens

    may cause a malfunction. Under direct sunlight or near a heater are not suitable places for storage. The camera body may become discolored or deformed, and this may cause a malfunction. In a location subject to strong vibration Near strong magnetic fields In sandy or dusty places Be careful not to let sand or dust get into the camera.
  • Page 87: On Operating Temperatures

    Remove the bag when the air temperature inside the plastic bag has reached the ambient temperature (after about 1 hour). [105] Information Precautions Notes on optional accessories Genuine Sony accessories may not be available in some countries/regions. [106] Information Precautions Note on disposal/transfer of the memory card...
  • Page 88: Specifications

    Even if you delete data in the memory card or format the memory card on the camera or a computer, you may not delete data from the memory card completely. When you give the memory card to somebody, it is recommended that you delete data completely using data deletion software on a computer.
  • Page 89: Input And Output Connectors

    [Input and Output connectors] Multi/Micro USB Terminal : micro-B/USB2.0 Hi-Speed (Supports Micro USB compatible devices.) USB connection is only for output. (For customers in some countries/regions) [Power] Power requirements: Rechargeable battery pack: 3.6 V (NP-BX1 (supplied)) Multi/Micro USB Terminal: 5.0 V Charging method: USB charging: DC 5.0 V, 500 mA/800 mA Charging time:...
  • Page 90 ” and “PlayStation” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 91: List Of Default Setting

    GPL/LGPL. Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. http://oss.sony.net/Products/Linux We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. Copies of the licenses (in English) are stored in the internal memory of your camera.
  • Page 92: Cannot Turn On The Camera

    Check the items of troubleshooting and inspect the camera. Turn the power off the camera and then on again one minute later. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility by phone. [112] Troubleshooting Battery pack and power Cannot turn on the camera.
  • Page 93: Battery Life Is Short

    When usable battery life becomes half the usual time, even after charging the battery pack fully, the battery pack may need to be replaced. Consult your nearest Sony dealer. [115] Troubleshooting Battery pack and power Cannot charge the camera.
  • Page 94: Cannot Record Images

    Operations using the memory card cannot be performed. If you use a memory card formatted on a computer, format it again on the camera. [118] Troubleshooting Shooting images Cannot record images. Check the free capacity of the memory card. [119] Troubleshooting Shooting images Cannot insert dates on images.
  • Page 95: Cannot Import Images

    [122] Troubleshooting Computers Cannot import images. Connect the camera and your computer correctly making a USB connection. [123] Troubleshooting Computers Action Cam Movie Creator cannot be installed. Check the computer environment or installation procedure required to install Action Cam Movie Creator.
  • Page 96: The Lens Gets Fogged

    [127] Troubleshooting Others The lens gets fogged. Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate. [128] Troubleshooting Others The camera becomes warm when you use it for a long time. This is normal.
  • Page 97 05-07 Failed to shoot images. 06-01 Failed to format the recording media. 06-02 The memory card does not support XAVC S 100 Mbps movie recording. Use an microSDHC/SDXC memory card of Class10 or faster when shooting in XAVC S format. 06-05 Failed to recover the memory card.
  • Page 98 connect again. 08-07 Access point cannot be found. Confirm the setting of the access point using “Camera Settings for Live Streaming” of the Action Cam Movie Creator’s camera settings. 08-08 Set the date and time again on your camera. 08-09 An unknown error has occurred on Ustream, when using the Live Streaming function.
  • Page 99 The memory card is not inserted properly. The memory card is damaged. Twitter post error has occurred. Check the network or log in to Twitter again. Facebook post error has occurred. Check the network or log in to Facebook again.