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Digital Still Camera
How to Use

Before Use

Names of parts
Checking the camera and the supplied items [1]
Identifying parts [2]
Icons and indicators
List of icons on the screen [3]
Using the strap
Using the wrist strap [4]
Adjusting the viewfinder
Adjusting the viewfinder (diopter-adjustment) [5]
In-Camera guide
About the [In-Camera Guide] [6]
About the shooting advice [7]

Preparing the camera

Charging the battery pack
DSC-HX90V/DSC-HX90

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  • Page 1: Before Use

    DSC-HX90V/DSC-HX90 Digital Still Camera How to Use Before Use Names of parts Checking the camera and the supplied items [1] Identifying parts [2] Icons and indicators List of icons on the screen [3] Using the strap Using the wrist strap [4]...
  • Page 2: Confirming The Operation Method

    Charging the battery pack while it is inserted in the camera [8] Charging by connecting to a computer [9] Inserting the battery pack into the camera [10] Battery life and the number of images that can be recorded/played back using a battery pack [11] Supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket) [12] Removing the battery pack [13]...
  • Page 3: Using Shooting Functions

    List of mode dial functions [24] Intelligent Auto [25] Superior Auto [26] About Scene Recognition [27] The advantages of automatic shooting [28] Program Auto [29] iSweep Panorama (Face/Motion Detection) [30] Scene Selection [31] Shutter Priority [32] Aperture Priority [33] Manual Exposure [34] Memory recall [35] Movie [36] Using shooting functions...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Switching between the viewfinder and the screen [48] DISP Button (Finder) [49] DISP Button (Monitor) [50] Selecting still image size/image quality Image Size (still image) [51] Aspect Ratio (still image) [52] Quality (still image) [53] Panorama: Size [54] Panorama: Direction [55] Adjusting the focus Focus Mode [56] Focus Area [57]...
  • Page 5 Drive Mode [72] Cont. Shooting [73] Self-timer [74] Self-timer(Cont) [75] Cont. Bracket [76] Single Bracket [77] WB bracket [78] DRO Bracket [79] Settings for bracket shooting [80] Indicator during bracket shooting [81] Taking pictures of yourself by monitoring the screen Self-portrait/ -timer [82] Selecting the ISO sensitivity ISO [83]...
  • Page 6: White

    File Format (movie) [92] Record Setting (movie) [93] Marker Display (movie) [94] Marker Settings (movie) [95] SteadyShot (movie) [96] Micref Level [97] Wind Noise Reduct. [98] Auto Slow Shut. (movie) [99] MOVIE Button [100] Customizing the shooting functions for convenient use Memory [101] Function Menu Set.
  • Page 7: Zoom

    Grid Line [120] Auto Review [121] FINDER/MONITOR [122] Release w/o Card [123] Viewing Viewing still images Playing back images [124] Playback zoom [125] Image Index [126] Switching the screen display (during playback) [127] Deleting images Deleting a displayed image [128] Deleting multiple selected images [129] Playing back movies Playing back movies [130]...
  • Page 8: Changing Settings

    Function for VF close [146] Volume Settings [147] Audio signals [148] GPS On/Off (DSC-HX90V) [149] GPS Auto Time Cor. (DSC-HX90V) [150] GPS Auto Area Adj. (DSC-HX90V) [151] Use GPS Assist Data (DSC-HX90V) [152] GPS Log REC (DSC-HX90V) [153] Delete GPS log data (DSC-HX90V) [154]...
  • Page 9 HDMI Resolution [163] 24p/60p Output (movie) (Only for 1080 60i compatible models) [164] CTRL FOR HDMI [165] HDMI Info. Display [166] USB Connection [167] USB LUN Setting [168] USB Power Supply [169] Language [170] Date/Time Setup [171] Area Setting [172] Format [173] File Number [174] Select REC Folder [175]...
  • Page 10: Adding Applications To The Product

    remote) [188] Transferring images to a Smartphone Send to Smartphone [189] Sending images to an Android smartphone (NFC One-touch Sharing) [190] Transferring images to a computer Send to Computer [191] Transferring images to a TV View on TV [192] Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions Airplane Mode [193] WPS Push [194] Access Point Set.
  • Page 11: Viewing On Computers

    Starting the applications Launching the downloaded application [205] Managing the applications Uninstalling applications [206] Changing the order of applications [207] Confirming the account information of PlayMemories Camera Apps [208] Viewing on computers Recommended computer environment Recommended computer environment [209] Using the software PlayMemories Home [210] Installing PlayMemories Home [211] Software for Mac computers [212]...
  • Page 12 Number of recordable still images and recordable time of movies Number of still images [226] Recordable time of movies [227] Using this product abroad Plug adaptor [228] On TV color systems [229] Other information ZEISS lens [230] GPS (DSC-HX90V) [231] AVCHD format [232] License [233] Trademarks Trademarks [234] Troubleshooting...
  • Page 13: If You Have Problems

    If you have problems If you have problems Troubleshooting [235] Troubleshooting Battery pack and power You cannot insert the battery pack into the product. [236] You cannot turn on the product. [237] The power turns off suddenly. [238] The remaining battery level indicator shows an incorrect level. [239] The charge lamp on the product flashes when charging the battery pack.
  • Page 14 The product is not receiving a GPS signal. (DSC-HX90V) [269] There is an excessive error in location information. (DSC-HX90V) [270] It takes time to triangulate although the GPS assist data is taken in. (DSC-HX90V) [271] The location information has not been recorded. (DSC-HX90V) [272] Wi-Fi You cannot find the wireless access point to be connected.
  • Page 15 You cannot import images. [281] The image and sound are interrupted by noise when viewing a movie on a computer. [282] Images exported from a computer cannot be viewed on this product. [283] Memory cards Formatted the memory card by mistake. [284] Printing Images are printed with both edges cut off.
  • Page 16: Checking The Camera And The Supplied Items

    Situations this product has difficulty handling Situations this product has difficulty handling [298] [1] How to Use Before Use Names of parts Checking the camera and the supplied items The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces. Camera (1) NP-BX1 Rechargeable battery pack (1) Micro USB Cable (1) AC-UB10C/UB10D AC Adaptor (1)
  • Page 17: Identifying Parts

    4. For shooting: W/T (zoom) lever For viewing: (Index) lever 5. Self-timer lamp/AF Illuminator 6. GPS receiver (built-in) (DSC-HX90V) 7. Flash Do not cover the flash with your finger. If not using the flash, press it down manually. 8. Diopter-adjustment lever Move the diopter-adjustment lever until the image is clear in the viewfinder.
  • Page 18 Align this mark when you connect the camera to a smartphone with an NFC function. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your smartphone. NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard of the short-range wireless communication technology. 12.
  • Page 19: List Of Icons On The Screen

    8. Charge lamp 9. Multi/Micro USB Terminal Supports Micro USB compatible device. 10. Wi-Fi antenna (built-in) 11. Hook for strap 12. Control wheel (Playback) button 14. ?/ (In-Camera Guide/Delete) button 1. Battery lock lever 2. Battery insertion slot 3. Tripod socket hole Use a tripod with a screw less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inches) long.
  • Page 20: Scene

    For playback (Basic information display) Viewfinder mode In Auto Mode or Scene Selection mode P/A/S/M/Sweep Panorama mode...
  • Page 21 P P* A S M Shooting mode Memory recall NO CARD Memory card/Upload Scene Recognition icons Scene Selection Remaining number of recordable images Aspect ratio of still images 18M / 16M / 13M / 10M / 8.9M / 7.5M / 5.0M / 4.5M / 3.7M / 2.1M / VGA Image size of still images Image quality of still images Frame rate of movies...
  • Page 22 Remaining battery warning USB power supply Flash charge in progress AF Illuminator SteadyShot/Camera shake warning Airplane mode GPS Log REC (DSC-HX90V) GPS position information (DSC-HX90V) Overlay icon Micref Level Low Wind Noise reduction Database file full/Database file error Overheating warning...
  • Page 23: Picture

    View Mode 100-0003 Folder-File number File format of movies Protect DPOF DPOF set Auto object framing image Drive mode Metering mode Flash mode/Red-eye reduction ±0.0 Flash compensation Focus mode 7500K A5 G5 White Balance Focus Area DRO/Auto HDR +3 +3 +3 Creative Style/Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness Smile/Face Detect.
  • Page 24: Focus

    Smile detection sensitivity indicator Lock-on AF Guide display for Lock-on AF Bracket indicator STBY Movie recording standby REC 0:12 Recording time of the movie (m:s) Control ring function Control wheel function Focus 1/250 Shutter speed F3.5 Aperture Value ±0.0 Metered Manual ±0.0 Exposure compensation ISO400...
  • Page 25: Using The Wrist Strap

    Aperture indicator Histogram GPS information (DSC-HX90V) 90°44′55″N 233°44′55″W Latitude/longitude display (DSC-HX90V) Picture Effect error Auto HDR image warning 2015-1-1 10:37AM Date of recording File number/Number of images in the view mode Copyright information exists for image [4] How to Use...
  • Page 26 [5] How to Use Before Use Adjusting the viewfinder Adjusting the viewfinder (diopter-adjustment) Adjust the diopter scale to your eyesight until the display appears clearly in the viewfinder. 1. Slide the Viewfinder pop-up switch (A) down to raise the viewfinder. If you slide the Viewfinder pop-up switch when the camera is off, the camera will turn If you stow the viewfinder inside the camera, the camera will turn off.
  • Page 27 Hint To store the viewfinder Grasp both sides of the eyepiece and push it into the viewfinder until it clicks. Then push down the viewfinder. Note Be careful not to push down on the viewfinder when it is being raised. Be sure that the eyepiece is stored in the viewfinder unit before attempting to push down the viewfinder.
  • Page 28: About The Shooting Advice

    [7] How to Use Before Use In-Camera guide About the shooting advice Displays the shooting advice according to the selected shooting mode. 1. Press the (In-Camera Guide/Delete) button while the shooting screen is displayed. 2. Press the top/bottom side of the control wheel to select the desired shooting advice, then press on the center.
  • Page 29 For customers in countries/regions other than the U.S.A. and Canada Charge lamp Lit: Charging Off: Charging finished Flashing: Charging error or charging paused temporarily because the camera is not within the proper temperature range If the charge lamp lights up once and then immediately turns off, the battery pack is fully charged.
  • Page 30: Charging By Connecting To A Computer

    Doing so may cause a deterioration in battery performance. When charging is finished, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket). Be sure to use only genuine Sony brand battery packs, micro USB cables (supplied) and AC Adaptors (supplied). [9] How to Use...
  • Page 31: Inserting The Battery Pack Into The Camera

    Note Note the following points when charging via a computer: If the product is connected to a laptop computer that is not connected to a power source, the laptop battery level decreases. Do not leave the product connected to a laptop computer for an extended period of time.
  • Page 32 3. Close the cover. [11] How to Use Preparing the camera Charging the battery pack Battery life and the number of images that can be recorded/played back using a battery pack Screen mode Shooting (still images): Number of images: approx. 390 Actual shooting (movies): Battery life: approx.
  • Page 33 The battery life and number of images that can be recorded is for shooting under the following conditions: The battery pack is used at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F). Using Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2) media (sold separately) [GPS On/Off]: [Off] (DSC-HX90V) [Display Quality]: [Standard] The number for "Shooting (still images)"...
  • Page 34: Removing The Battery Pack

    1. To supply power to the camera during shooting/playback, connect the camera to the AC adaptor AC-UD10 (sold separately) and plug the AC adaptor into a wall outlet (wall socket). Note You can shoot or play back images while the supplied AC adaptor is connected to the camera.
  • Page 35 1. Open the memory card cover. 2. Insert the memory card. Ensure that the notched corner is facing in the correct direction. With the notched corner facing in the direction illustrated, insert the memory card until it clicks into place. 3.
  • Page 36: Removing The Memory Card

    [15] How to Use Preparing the camera Inserting a memory card (sold separately) Removing the memory card How to remove the memory card 1. Open the memory card cover. 2. Make sure that the access lamp (A) is not lit. 3.
  • Page 37: Using The Control Wheel

    When you turn on the camera for the first time or after you have initialized the functions, the setting screen for language, date and time will appear. 1. Turn on the camera. The language setting screen will appear and then setting screen for date and time will appear.
  • Page 38: Using The Control Ring

    You can select setting items by turning or pressing the top/bottom/right/left side of the control wheel. Your selection is determined when you press on the center of the control wheel. The DISP (Display Setting), (Exposure Comp./Photo Creativity), (Drive Mode), (Flash Mode) functions are assigned to the top/bottom/left/right sides of the control wheel.
  • Page 39 execute camera functions including shooting, playback, and operation methods. 1. Press MENU button to display the Menu screen. 2. Select the desired MENU item using the up/down/left/right side of the control wheel or by turning the control wheel, and then press in the center of the control wheel.
  • Page 40: Using The Fn (function)

    [20] How to Use Confirming the operation method Confirming the operation method Using the Fn (Function) button You can register frequently used functions to the Fn (function) button and recall them while shooting. Up to 12 frequently used functions can be registered to the Fn (Function) button. 1.
  • Page 41 Performing settings on the dedicated screen Select the desired function in step 2, then press on the center of the control wheel. The dedicated setting screen for the function appears. Follow the operating guide (A) to perform the settings. [21] How to Use Confirming the operation method Confirming the operation method Using the "Quick Navi"...
  • Page 42: Shooting Still Images

    In P/A/S/M/Sweep Panorama mode 4. Select the desired function by pressing the up/down/left/right side of the control wheel. 5. Turn the control wheel to select the desired setting. Performing settings on the dedicated screen Select the desired function in step 4, then press on the center of the control wheel.
  • Page 43 Shoots still images. 1. Set the shooting mode to (Intelligent Auto). 2. Adjust the monitor angle, and hold the camera. Or look through the viewfinder and hold the camera. 3. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the indicator ( ) lights up.
  • Page 44: Shooting Movies

    It is dark and the subject is distant. The contrast of the subject is poor. The subject is seen through glass. The subject is moving quickly. There is reflective light or shiny surfaces. There is a flashing light. The subject is backlit. [23] How to Use Shooting Shooting still images/movies...
  • Page 45: List Of Mode Dial Functions

    [24] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode List of mode dial functions You can select the desired shooting mode by turning the mode dial. Available functions (Intelligent Auto): Allows you to shoot with automatic scene recognition. (Superior Auto): Allows you to shoot with automatic scene recognition.
  • Page 46: Intelligent Auto

    Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene. [25] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode Intelligent Auto The camera shoots with automatic scene recognition. 1. Set the mode dial to (Intelligent Auto). 2. Point the camera to the subject. When the camera recognized the scene, the icon for the recognized scene appears on the screen.
  • Page 47: About Scene Recognition

    2. Point the camera to the subject. When the camera recognizes a scene, the scene recognition icon appears on the screen. If necessary, (overlay icon) may appear. 3. Adjust the focus and shoot the image. Note When the product is used to create composite images, the recording process takes longer than usual.
  • Page 48: The Advantages Of Automatic Shooting

    (Spotlight) (Low Light) When the product recognizes certain conditions, the following icons are displayed on the second line: (Tripod) (Walk) (Move) (Move (Bright)) (Move (Dark)) The condition (Walk) is recognized only when [ SteadyShot] is set to [Active] or [Intelligent Active]. Note When [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [Off], the [Portrait], [Backlight Portrait], [Night Portrait] and [Infant]scenes are not recognized.
  • Page 49: Program Auto

    In [Superior Auto] mode, the recording process takes longer, since the product creates a composite image. In this case, the (overlay icon) is displayed and the shutter sound is heard multiple times, but only one image is recorded. For [Intelligent Auto] and [Superior Auto] mode, most of the functions are set automatically, and you cannot adjust the settings on your own.
  • Page 50 Allows you to create a single panoramic image from multiple images shot while panning the camera. 1. Set the mode dial to (iSweep Panorama). 2. Point the camera at the subject. 3. While pressing the shutter button halfway down, aim the camera at one end of the desired panoramic composition.
  • Page 51: Scene Selection

    occurs in the composite image. If this happens, move the product faster to record the full panoramic image. When [Wide] is selected for [Panorama: Size], the entire angle of the panoramic shot may not be achieved within the given time. If this happens, try shooting after changing [Panorama: Size] to [Standard].
  • Page 52 Adv.Sports Shooting: Allows you to shoot subjects with fast movements, such as sports. While the shutter is pressed halfway, the movement of the subject is predicted and the focus will be adjusted. Landscape: Shoots the entire range of a scenery in sharp focus with vivid colors. Sunset: Shoots the red of the sunset beautifully.
  • Page 53 Night Portrait: Shoots night scene portraits using the flash. The flash does not pop-up automatically. Pop-up the flash before shooting. Anti Motion Blur: Allows you to shoot indoor shots without using the flash and reduces subject blur. The product shoots burst images and combines them to create the image, reducing subject blur and noise.
  • Page 54 Snow: Allows you to shoot clear images, preventing sunken colors in snowy scenes or other places where the whole screen appears white. Fireworks: Allows you to shoot images of fireworks in all their splendor. Soft Skin: Allows you to shoot images of faces with a smoother look. High Sensitivity: Allows you to shoot still images even in dark locations without using the flash, and reduces subject blur.
  • Page 55: Shutter Priority

    [Fireworks] In the [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] mode, the shutter clicks 4 times and an image is recorded. Reducing blur is less effective even in [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] when shooting the following subjects: Subjects with erratic movement. Subjects that are too close to the product.
  • Page 56: Aperture Priority

    Hint When a faster shutter speed is used, moving subjects, such as a running person, cars, or sea spray come out as if they are frozen in their movements. When a slower shutter speed is used, a trailing image of the movement of the subject is captured to create a more natural and dynamic image.
  • Page 57: Memory Recall

    You can shoot with the desired exposure setting by adjusting both the shutter speed and aperture. The shutter speed and the aperture value can be changed while recording movies. 1. Set the mode dial to M (Manual Exposure). 2. Press the bottom side of the control wheel to select the shutter speed or aperture value, then turn the control wheel to select a value.
  • Page 58 Register shooting settings in advance by [Memory]. If you set [Memory recall] after completing the shooting settings, the registered settings are given priority and the original settings may become invalid. Check the indicators on the screen before shooting. [36] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode Movie...
  • Page 59: The Zoom Features Available With This Product

    1. Enlarge images with the W/T (zoom) lever when shooting. Move the W/T (zoom) lever to the T side to zoom in and to the W side to zoom out. Hint When you select other than [Optical zoom only] for [Zoom Setting], you can exceed the zoom range of the optical zoom to zoom images.
  • Page 60: Zoom Setting

    [39] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the zoom Zoom Setting You can select the zoom setting of the product. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Zoom Setting] → desired setting. Menu item details Optical zoom only: Optical zoom is activated. You can use the Smart Zoom function if you set [ Image Size] to [M], [S] or [VGA].
  • Page 61: Zoom Speed

    [41] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the zoom Zoom Speed Sets the zoom speed of the camera's zoom lever. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Zoom Speed] → desired setting. Menu item details Normal: Sets the zoom speed of the zoom lever to normal. Fast: Sets the zoom speed of the zoom lever to fast.
  • Page 62: Using Flash

    Step: Zooms in/out at certain angle steps when you operate the zoom by turning the control ring. Note In the following situations, the zoom function activates as if [Zoom Func. on Ring] is set to [Standard], even if it is set to [Step]. When using the W/T (zoom) lever to change the zoom scale.
  • Page 63: Flash Mode

    light up. When shooting with the flash and the zoom is set to W, the shadow of the lens may appear on the screen, depending on the shooting conditions. If this happens, shoot away from the subject or set the zoom to T and shoot with the flash again. When the monitor is tilted upward more than 90 degrees, it is difficult to operate the (Flash pop-up) switch.
  • Page 64: Flash Comp

    Slow Sync.: The flash works every time you trigger the shutter. Slow sync shooting allows you to shoot a clear image of both the subject and the background by slowing the shutter speed. Rear Sync.: The flash works right before the exposure is completed every time you trigger the shutter. Rear sync shooting allows you to shoot a natural image of the trail of a moving subject such as a moving car or a walking person.
  • Page 65 You can change the display contents on the screen. 1. Press the DISP (Display Setting) button. Each time you press the DISP button, the recording information display changes. Graphic Display Display All Info. No Disp. Info. Histogram Level...
  • Page 66: Switching Between The Viewfinder And The Screen

    For viewfinder* * [For viewfinder] is displayed only on the screen. Some display modes are not available in the default settings. To change the display modes, press MENU → (Custom Settings) → [DISP Button] and change the setting. Note Histogram is not displayed during panorama shooting. In movie mode, [For viewfinder] cannot be displayed.
  • Page 67 The image is displayed on the screen only regardless of the [FINDER/MONITOR] setting and whether the monitor is open or closed. When the viewfinder is up and the screen is closed When you look into the viewfinder: The image is displayed in the viewfinder only regardless of the [FINDER/MONITOR] setting.
  • Page 68 When the viewfinder is up and the screen is open Low angle: If [FINDER/MONITOR] is set to [Auto], the image is displayed on the screen only. Low angle: If [FINDER/MONITOR] is set to [Viewfinder], the image is displayed in the viewfinder only.
  • Page 69 Self-portrait: If [FINDER/MONITOR] is set to [Viewfinder], the image is displayed in the viewfinder only. [49] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a screen display mode DISP Button (Finder) Allows you to set the screen display modes that can be selected for the viewfinder using (Display Setting) in shooting mode.
  • Page 70 No Disp. Info.: Does not show recording information. Histogram: Displays the luminance distribution graphically. Level: Indicates whether the product is level in the horizontal direction. When the product is level in the horizontal direction, the indicator turns to green. [50] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a screen display mode DISP Button (Monitor)
  • Page 71 [51] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting still image size/image quality Image Size (still image) The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed on large-format paper. The smaller the image size, the more images can be recorded. 1.
  • Page 72 3:2: Suitable for standard prints. 4:3: For shooting in a size suitable for viewing on a computer. 16:9: For viewing on a high-definition TV. 1:1: For shooting in composition as a medium format camera. [53] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting still image size/image quality Quality (still image) Selects the compression format of still images.
  • Page 73: Focus Mode

    1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Panorama: Size] → desired setting. Menu item details When [Panorama: Direction] is [Up] or [Down] Standard: 3424×1920 Wide: 4912×1920 When [Panorama: Direction] is [Left] or [Right] Standard: 4912×1080 Wide: 7152×1080 360°: Allows you to shoot in the size of 11520×1080, 360 degrees around. [55] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting still image size/image quality...
  • Page 74: Focus Area

    Menu item details (Single-shot AF): The product locks the focus when the focus adjustment is achieved. Use [Single-shot AF] when the subject is motionless. (DMF): Allows you to use manual focus and auto focus in combination. (Manual Focus): Adjusts the focus manually. If you cannot focus on the intended subject using auto focus, use manual focus.
  • Page 75: Center Lock-on

    by rotating the control wheel. Expand Flexible Spot: If the product fails to focus on the single selected point, it uses the focus points around the flexible spot as the second priority area to achieve focus. On the Flexible Spot shooting screen, you can change the size of the AF range finder frame by rotating the control wheel.
  • Page 76: Manual Focus

    Lock-on AF does not work in the following situations: In [iSweep Panorama] mode When [Scene Selection] is set to [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] When shooting in Manual Focus mode When using the digital zoom The camera may not be able to resume tracking for a while after it loses the track of the subject.
  • Page 77 When you rotate the control ring, the focus distance is displayed on the screen. 3. Press the shutter button fully down to take the picture. Note When you use the viewfinder, adjust the diopter level to obtain the correct focus on the viewfinder.
  • Page 78: Focus Magnifier

    When you rotate the control ring, the focus distance is displayed on the screen. 4. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image. [62] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus MF Assist (still image) Enlarges the image on the screen automatically to make manual focusing easier. This works in Manual Focus or Direct Manual Focus shooting.
  • Page 79 You can check the focus by enlarging the image before shooting. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Focus Magnifier]. 2. Press on the center of the control wheel to enlarge the image and select the position you want to enlarge using up/down/left/right side of the control wheel. You can change the magnifier scaling in two steps by pressing in the center, and close the focus magnifier mode and return to the normal shooting display by...
  • Page 80: Peaking Level

    Magnifies the images until you press the shutter button. [65] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus Peaking Level Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges using a specific color in Manual Focus or Direct Manual Focus shooting. This function allows you to confirm the focus easily. This setting will become activated when you shoot still images or movies.
  • Page 81 Menu item details Red: Enhances outlines in red. Yellow: Enhances outlines in yellow. White: Enhances outlines in white. [67] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus AF Illuminator (still image) The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The red AF illuminator allows the product to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed halfway, until the focus is locked.
  • Page 82: Exposure Comp

    [68] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the exposure Exposure Comp. Based on the exposure value set by auto exposure, you can make the entire image brighter or darker if you adjust [Exposure Comp.] to the plus side or minus side, respectively (exposure compensation).
  • Page 83: Exposure Set

    Measures only the central area (Spot metering). This function is useful when the subject is backlit or when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background. Note The setting is fixed to [Multi] in the following shooting modes: [Intelligent Auto] [Superior Auto] [Scene Selection]...
  • Page 84: Drive Mode

    Does not display the guide. Displays the guide. [72] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous shooting/Self-timer) Drive Mode You can set the drive mode, such as continuous or self-timer shooting. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → desired setting. You can also set the drive mode by pressing ([Drive Mode]) button of the control wheel.
  • Page 85: Cont

    WB bracket: Shoots a total of three images, each with different color tones according to the selected settings for white balance, color temperature and color filter. DRO Bracket: Shoots a total of three images, each at a different degree of D-Range Optimizer. [73] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous...
  • Page 86: Single

    Shoots an image using the self-timer after a designated number of seconds have elapsed since the shutter button was pressed. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Self-timer]. 2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel. Menu item details Self-timer: 10 Sec: Sets the 10-second delay self-timer.
  • Page 87 2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel. Menu item details Self-timer(Cont.): 10 Sec. 3 Img.: Shoots three frames in succession 10 seconds after you press the shutter button. When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the shutter operates after 10 seconds.
  • Page 88: Single Bracket

    This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus 0.7 EV. Cont. Bracket: 1.0EV 3 Image: This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus 1.0 EV. Cont. Bracket: 2.0EV 3 Image: This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus 2.0 EV.
  • Page 89 Menu item details Single Bracket: 0.3EV 3 Image: This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus 0.3 EV. Single Bracket: 0.7EV 3 Image: This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus 0.7 EV.
  • Page 90: Dro Bracket

    Menu item details White Balance Bracket: Lo: Records a series of three images with small changes in the white balance. White Balance Bracket: Hi: Records a series of three images with large changes in the white balance. Note The last shot is shown on the Auto Review. [79] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous...
  • Page 91: Indicator During Bracket

    bracketing and white balance bracketing. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Bracket Settings] → desired setting. Menu item details Selftimer during Brkt: Sets whether to use the self-timer during bracket shooting. Also sets the number of seconds until the shutter is released if using the self-timer. (OFF/2 Sec/5 Sec/10 Sec) Bracket order: Sets the order of exposure bracketing and white balance bracketing.
  • Page 92 Monitor (For viewfinder) Ambient light* bracketing 3 images shifted by 0.3EV steps Exposure compensation ±0.0 steps Flash bracketing 3 images shifted by 0.7EV steps Flash compensation -1.0 step Ambient light: A generic term for non-flash light including natural light, electric bulb and fluorescent lighting.
  • Page 93 3. Press the shutter button. The product starts the self-timer shooting after three seconds. Hint If you want to use another Drive Mode than the 3-second self-timer mode, first set [Self- portrait/ -timer] to [Off], then tilt the monitor upward approx. 180 degrees. [83] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting the ISO sensitivity...
  • Page 94: Multi Frame Nr

    [Intelligent Auto] [Superior Auto] [Scene Selection] [iSweep Panorama] The higher the ISO value, the more noise will appear on the images. When shooting movies, ISO values between ISO 80 and ISO 3200 are available. When you use [Multi Frame NR], it takes some time for the product to perform the overlay processing of images.
  • Page 95: Auto Hdr

    [85] How to Use Using shooting functions Correcting the brightness or contrast D-Range Opt. (DRO) By dividing the image into small areas, the product analyzes the contrast of light and shadow between the subject and the background, and creates an image with the optimal brightness and gradation.
  • Page 96: White Balance

    Widens the range (gradation) so that you can record from bright parts to dark parts with correct brightness (HDR: High Dynamic Range). One image with proper exposure and one overlaid image are recorded. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [DRO/Auto HDR] → [Auto HDR]. 2.
  • Page 97 color tones of the image did not come out as you expected, or when you want to change the color tones on purpose for photographic expression. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [White Balance] → desired setting. Menu item details Auto: The product automatically detects the light source and adjusts the color tones.
  • Page 98: Picture Effect

    screen appears to allow you perform fine adjustments as required. Note [White Balance] is fixed to [Auto] in the following situations: [Intelligent Auto] [Superior Auto] [Scene Selection] [88] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting color tones Capturing a basic white color in [Custom Setup] mode In a scene where the ambient light consists of multiple types of light sources, it is recommended to use the custom white balance in order to accurately reproduce the whiteness.
  • Page 99 Menu item details Off: Disables the [Picture Effect] function. Toy Camera: Creates a soft image with shaded corners and reduced sharpness. Pop Color: Creates a vivid look by emphasizing color tones. Posterization: Creates a high contrast, abstract look by heavily emphasizing primary colors, or in black and white.
  • Page 100: Creative Style

    [Posterization] [Partial Color] [Soft Focus] [HDR Painting] [Miniature] [Illustration] Note When you use a zoom function other than the optical zoom, setting the zoom scale larger makes [Toy Camera] less effective. When [Partial Color] is selected, images may not retain the selected color, depending on the subject or shooting conditions.
  • Page 101 Menu item details Standard: For shooting various scenes with rich gradation and beautiful colors. Vivid: The saturation and contrast are heightened for shooting striking images of colorful scenes and subjects such as flowers, spring greenery, blue sky, or ocean views. Portrait: For capturing skin in a soft tone, ideally suited for shooting portraits.
  • Page 102: Movie Recording Formats

    [91] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies Movie recording formats You can use the movie recording format "XAVC S" with this camera. For details on the "XAVC S" format, see the following description. What is XAVC S? Records high-definition movies by converting them to MP4 movies using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec.
  • Page 103 recorded with [ File Format] set to [XAVC S HD]. In order to record movies with [ File Format] set to [XAVC S HD], you need an SDXC memory card with a capacity of at least 64 GB (SD Speed Class 10: or faster) or a UHS-I compatible SDXC memory card with at least 64 GB (UHS Speed Class 1: or faster).
  • Page 104 devices) or 50 fields/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in interlaced mode, with Dolby Digital audio, in AVCHD format. 24p/25p: Movies are recorded at approximately 24 frames/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible devices) or 25 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in progressive mode, with Dolby Digital audio, in AVCHD format.
  • Page 105 Bit-rate: 28 Mbps (Max.) 24p 24M(FX)*: 25p 24M(FX)**: Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a cinema-like atmosphere. Bit-rate: 24 Mbps (Max.) 24p 17M(FH)*: 25p 17M(FH)**: Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a cinema-like atmosphere. Bit-rate: Approx.
  • Page 106 Sets whether or not to display markers set using [ Marker Settings] on the monitor while shooting movies. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [ Marker Display] → desired setting. Menu item details Markers are displayed. The markers are not recorded on the movies. Off: No marker is displayed.
  • Page 107: Micref Level

    perpendicular to the ground. Off / On Hint You can display all the markers at the same time. Place the subject on the cross point of the [Guideframe] to make a balanced composition. [96] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies SteadyShot (movie) Sets [...
  • Page 108: Wind Noise Reduct

    Records the ambient sounds within a certain level. This setting is suitable for recording everyday conversations. Low: Records the ambient sounds faithfully. This setting is suitable for recording realistic sounds, for example at a concert. [98] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies Wind Noise Reduct.
  • Page 109: Movie Button

    in dark locations. Off: Does not use [ Auto Slow Shut.]. The recorded movie will be darker than when [On] is selected, but you can record movies with smoother motion and less object blur. Note Auto Slow Shut.] does not function in the following situations: When [Movie] in shooting mode is set to [Shutter Priority] or [Manual Exposure].
  • Page 110: Function Menu Set

    Aperture (F number) Shutter speed Camera Settings Optical zoom scale To recall registered settings Set the mode dial to MR, then press the right/left side of the control wheel or turn the control wheel to select the desired memory number. To change registered settings Change the setting to the desired one and re-register the setting to the same mode number.
  • Page 111 Note Some functions cannot be assigned to certain keys. [104] How to Use Using shooting functions Customizing the shooting functions for convenient use Function of the control ring Once you assign a function to the control ring, you can perform that function by simply turning the control ring when the shooting information screen is displayed.
  • Page 112: Function Of The Center Button

    convenient use Function of the center button Once you assign a function to the center button, you can perform that function by simply pressing the center button when the shooting information screen is displayed. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → [Center Button] → desired setting.
  • Page 113: Function Of The Down Button

    [109] How to Use Using shooting functions Customizing the shooting functions for convenient use Function of the down button Once you assign a function to the down button, you can perform that function by simply pressing the down button when the shooting information screen is displayed. 1.
  • Page 114 (Brightness), (Color) and (Vividness) are set to [AUTO], and (Picture Effect) is set to 5. For shooting still images: Press the shutter button. When recording movies: Press the MOVIE button to start recording. Note When you record movies using the [Photo Creativity] function, you cannot change any settings during the recording.
  • Page 115 purple. Tips for capturing smiles more effectively Do not cover the eyes with front hair and keep the eyes narrowed. Do not obscure the face by a hat, masks, sunglasses, etc. Try to orient the face in front of the product and be as level as possible. Give a clear smile with an open mouth.
  • Page 116 Sets the effect used for shooting the skin smoothly in the Face Detection function. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [ Soft Skin Effect] → desired setting. Menu item details Off: Does not use the [ Soft Skin Effect] function. Uses the [ Soft Skin Effect].
  • Page 117: Red Eye Reduction

    1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Face Registration] → [Order Exchanging]. 2. Select a face to change the order of priority. 3. Select the destination. [115] How to Use Using shooting functions Setting the other functions of this product Face Registration (Delete) Deletes a registered face.
  • Page 118 differences and conditions, such as distance to the subject, or whether the subject looks at the pre-strobe or not. [117] How to Use Using shooting functions Setting the other functions of this product Auto Obj. Framing (still image) When this product detects and shoots faces, macro shooting subjects or subjects that are tracked by [Lock-on AF], the product automatically trims the image into an appropriate composition, and then saves it.
  • Page 119 noticeable when the product sensitivity is high. A message may be displayed during noise reduction processing; you cannot shoot another image until the message disappears. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [ High ISO NR] → desired setting. Menu item details Normal: Activates high ISO noise reduction normally.
  • Page 120: Grid Line

    [120] How to Use Using shooting functions Setting the other functions of this product Grid Line Sets whether the grid line is displayed or not. The grid line will help you to adjust the composition of images. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) →...
  • Page 121 Note When the product is enlarging an image using image processing, it may temporarily display the original image prior to enlarging and then display the enlarged image. The DISP (Display Setting) settings are applied for the Auto Review display. [122] How to Use Using shooting functions Setting the other functions of this product FINDER/MONITOR...
  • Page 122: Playing Back Images

    (Custom Settings) → [Release w/o Card] → desired setting. 1. MENU→ Menu item details Enable: Releases the shutter even if no memory card has been inserted. Disable: Does not release the shutter when no memory card has been inserted. Note When no memory card has been inserted, the images shot will not be saved.
  • Page 123: Image Index

    Slide the W/T (zoom) lever to the W side to adjust the zoom scale. 2. Select the portion you want to enlarge by pressing the top/bottom/right/left side of the control wheel. 3. Press the MENU button, or in the center of the control wheel to exit the playback zoom.
  • Page 124: Deleting A Displayed Image

    [127] How to Use Viewing Viewing still images Switching the screen display (during playback) Switches the screen display. 1. Press the DISP (Display Setting) button. The screen display switches in the order “Display All Info. → Histogram → No Disp. Info.
  • Page 125: Playing Back Movies

    You can delete multiple selected images. 1. MENU → (Playback) → [Delete] → desired setting. Menu item details Multiple Img.: Deletes the selected images. (1) Select the images to be deleted, then press on the center of the control wheel. The mark is displayed in the check box.
  • Page 126: Motion Shot Video

    : Pause : Fast-forward : Fast-rewind : Forward slow playback : Reverse slow playback : Next movie file : Previous movie file : Displays the next frame : Displays the previous frame : Motion Shot Video (Shows the tracking of a subject in motion.) : Sound volume adjustment : Closes the operation panel Hint...
  • Page 127: Playing Back Panoramic Images

    [132] How to Use Viewing Viewing panoramic images Playing back panoramic images The product automatically scrolls a panoramic image from end to end. 1. Press the (playback) button to switch to playback mode. 2. Select the panoramic image to be played back using the control wheel. 3.
  • Page 128: View Mode

    (1) Select an image and press on the center of the control wheel. The mark is displayed in the check box. To cancel the selection, press and delete the mark. (2) Repeat step (1) to print other images. (3) MENU → [OK] → Press on the center.
  • Page 129: Slide Show

    1. MENU → (Playback) → [Display Rotation] → desired setting. Menu items details Auto: When you rotate the camera, the displayed image rotates automatically detecting the orientation of the camera. Manual: A portrait image is displayed as a vertical image. If you have set the image orientation using the [Rotate] function, the image will be displayed accordingly.
  • Page 130 [137] How to Use Viewing Using viewing functions Rotate Rotates a recorded still image counter-clockwise. 1. MENU → (Playback) → [Rotate]. 2. Press on the center of the control wheel. The image is rotated counter-clockwise. The image rotates as you press on the center.
  • Page 131: K Still Image Pb

    All with this date: Protects all images in the selected date range. Cancel All in this Folder: Cancels the protection of all images in the selected folder. Cancel All with this date: Cancels the protection of all images in the selected date range. Note The menu items that can be selected differ depending on the [View Mode] setting.
  • Page 132: Beauty Effect

    This menu is only available with 4K-compatible TVs. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the TV. [140] How to Use Viewing Using viewing functions Beauty Effect Allows you to apply the Beauty Effect to retouch the still image of a person and make it look better, for example, by retouching it for smoother skin, larger eyes, and whiter teeth.
  • Page 133: Viewing Images On An Hd Tv

    Images shot with the product appear on the TV screen. Hint This product is compatible with the PhotoTV HD standard. If you connect Sony PhotoTV HD-compatible devices using an HDMI cable (sold separately), the TV is set to the image quality suitable for viewing still images, and a whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtaking high quality.
  • Page 134 Some devices may not work properly when connected to this product. For example, they may not output video or audio. Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo or a genuine Sony cable. Use an HDMI cable that is compatible with the HDMI micro terminal of the product and the HDMI jack of the TV.
  • Page 135: Monitor Brightness

    6. Press the SYNC MENU button on the TV Remote Control, and select the desired mode. Note If the product is not in playback mode, press the (Playback) button. Only TVs that support “BRAVIA” Sync can provide SYNC MENU operations. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
  • Page 136 Manual: Selects the brightness of the electronic viewfinder from the range –2 to +2. Note When you use the AC adaptor AC-UD10 (sold separately) when the setting is [Auto], the viewfinder is always set to the brightest setting. [145] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Finder Color Temp.
  • Page 137: Volume Settings

    the viewfinder into the camera with the eyepiece pulled out, the viewfinder may be subjected to force and become damaged. [147] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Volume Settings Sets the sound volume. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Volume Settings] → desired setting. Adjusting the volume during playback Press the bottom of the control wheel while playing back movies to display the operation panel, then adjust the volume.
  • Page 138 [149] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu GPS On/Off (DSC-HX90V) You can record the location information with the images when the built-in GPS sensor of this product can acquire the location information. Using the software PlayMemories Home, you can import the images recorded with the location information to a computer and enjoy viewing them on a map which shows their shooting location.
  • Page 139 [150] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu GPS Auto Time Cor. (DSC-HX90V) The product acquires the time information using GPS while the product is turned on, and the information is used for maintaining the accurate time setting. The product adjusts the time setting when it is turned off.
  • Page 140 If [Date/Time Setup] has not been set, or the set time is shifted greatly, the time for the GPS acquiring location information cannot be shortened. For various reasons, Sony may stop providing the GPS assist data. Updating the GPS assist data by inserting the memory card to your...
  • Page 141 Up to 99 tracks per day and up to 999 tracks per memory card can be recorded. Sony does not collect the location information and the track information. Sony provides the location information and the track information to Google Inc., so that this information can be displayed on a map on the computer.
  • Page 142 1. MENU → (Setup) → [GPS Settings] → [Delete GPS log data]. [155] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Upload Settings(Eye-Fi) Sets whether to use the upload function when using an Eye-Fi card (commercially available). This item appears when an Eye-Fi card is inserted into the product’s memory card slot.
  • Page 143: Tile Menu

    Third parties may know where you shot the image if you upload the image containing GPS information. This is because [GPS On/Off] is set to [On]. Set [GPS On/Off] to [Off] before shooting. (DSC-HX90V) This product does not support Eye-Fi “Endless Memory Mode.” Before using an Eye-Fi card, be sure that “Endless Memory Mode”...
  • Page 144: Display Quality

    Off: Does not display the Mode Dial Guide. [158] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Delete confirm. You can set whether [Delete] or [Cancel] is selected as the default setting on the delete confirmation screen. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Delete confirm.] → desired setting. Menu item details "Delete"...
  • Page 145: Pwr Save Start Time

    Pwr Save Start Time You can set the time by which the power goes off automatically. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Pwr Save Start Time] → desired setting. Menu item details 30 Min/5 Min/2 Min/1 Min Note The power save function is not activated when power is being supplied via USB, when playing back slideshows, when recording movies, or when connected to a computer or [161] How to Use Changing settings...
  • Page 146: Hdmi Resolution

    The [Demo Mode] function displays the movies recorded on the memory card automatically (demonstration), when the camera has not been operated for a certain time. Normally select [Off]. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Demo Mode] → desired setting. Menu item details The movie playback demonstration starts automatically if the product is not operated for about one minute.
  • Page 147: Ctrl For Hdmi

    If the images are not displayed properly using the [Auto] setting, select either [1080i] or [1080p], based on which TV is to be connected. [164] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu 24p/60p Output (movie) (Only for 1080 60i compatible models) Sets the output format when connecting via HDMI and [ Record Setting] is set to [60p...
  • Page 148: Usb Connection

    Note [CTRL FOR HDMI] is available only with a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV. [166] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu HDMI Info. Display Selects whether to display the shooting information when this product and the TV are connected using an HDMI cable (sold separately). 1.
  • Page 149: Usb Lun Setting

    Windows 7 or Windows 8 computers are connected in MTP, and their unique functions are enabled for use. Note It may take some time to make the connection between this product and a computer when [USB Connection] is set to [Auto]. If Device Stage* is not displayed with Windows 7 or Windows 8, set [USB Connection] to [Auto].
  • Page 150: Area Setting

    Off: Power is not supplied to the product via a micro USB cable when the product is connected to a computer, etc. Note If you use an AC-UD10/AC-UD11 AC adaptor (sold separately), power can be supplied to the product via USB cable even when the battery pack is not inserted. [170] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu...
  • Page 151: File Number

    Sets the area where you are using the product. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Area Setting] → desired area. [173] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Format Formats (initializes) the memory card. When you use a memory card with this product for the first time, it is recommended that you format the card using the product for stable performance of the memory card.
  • Page 152: Select Rec Folder

    [175] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Select REC Folder You can change the folder on the memory card where still images and MP4 movies are to be recorded. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Select REC Folder] → desired folder. Note You cannot select the folder when you select the [Date Form] setting.
  • Page 153: Recover Image Db

    the memory card. You can change the way folder names are assigned. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Folder Name] → desired setting. Menu item details Standard Form: The folder name form is as follows: folder number + MSDCF. Example: 100MSDCF Date Form: The folder name form is as follows: folder number + Y (the last digit)/MM/DD.
  • Page 154: Setting Reset

    [180] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Version Displays the version of this product’s software. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Version]. [181] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Certification Logo (Overseas model only) Displays some of the certification logos for this product. 1.
  • Page 155: Playmemories Mobile

    Download and install the application PlayMemories Mobile from your smartphone’s application store. If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed on your smartphone, be sure to update it to the latest version. For details on PlayMemories Mobile, refer to the support page (http://www.sony.net/pmm/). [184] How to Use Using Wi-Fi functions...
  • Page 156: Connecting The Product To An Iphone Or Ipad

    The smartphone is connected to the product. [185] How to Use Using Wi-Fi functions Connecting this product and a Smartphone Connecting the product to an iPhone or iPad 1. Select the model name of this product (DIRECT-xxxx: xxxx) on the Wi-Fi setting screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  • Page 157 3. Confirm that your iPhone or iPad was connected to the “SSID” shown on this product. 4. Return to the “Home” screen and launch PlayMemories Mobile. [186] How to Use Using Wi-Fi functions Connecting this product and a Smartphone Calling up an application using [One-touch(NFC)] You can call up a desired application from the application menu of this product by touching an NFC-enabled Android smartphone to the product.
  • Page 158: Smart Remote Embedded

    When the product is in playback mode, the registered application will not launch even if you touch the smartphone to the product. When you call up an application with one touch, even if that application does not work with a smartphone, PlayMemories Mobile on smartphone will launch. Exit PlayMemories Mobile without performing an operation.
  • Page 159 product becomes darker. Also, you cannot use the viewfinder for movie recording. This product shares the connection information for [Smart Remote Embedded] with a device that has permission to connect. If you want to change the device that is permitted to connect to the product, reset the connection information by following these steps.
  • Page 160: Send To Smartphone

    About “NFC” NFC is a technology that enables short-range wireless communication between various devices, such as mobile phones or IC tags, etc. NFC makes data communication simpler with just a touch on the designated touch-point. NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard of short-range wireless communication technology.
  • Page 161 Menu item details Select on This Device: Selects an image on the product to be transferred to the smartphone. (1) Select from among [This Image], [All Images on This Date] or [Multiple Images]. The options displayed may differ depending on the View Mode selected on the camera. (2) If you select [Multiple Images], select the desired images using on the control wheel, then press MENU →...
  • Page 162: Touch Sharing

    touch Sharing) With just one touch, you can connect this product and an NFC-enabled Android smartphone, and send an image displayed on the product screen directly to the smartphone. For movies, you can only transfer MP4 movies recorded with [ File Format] set to [MP4].
  • Page 163: Send To Computer

    Note You can select an image size to be sent to the smartphone from [Original], [2M], or [VGA]. To change the image size, refer to the following steps. For Android smartphone Start PlayMemories Mobile, and change the image size by [Settings] → [Copy Image Size]. If the Image Index is displayed on the product, you cannot transfer images using the NFC function.
  • Page 164: View On Tv

    When you save images to the MAC computer using Wi-Fi function, use "Wireless Auto Import." [192] How to Use Using Wi-Fi functions Transferring images to a TV View on TV You can view images on a network-enabled TV by transferring them from the product without connecting the product and TV with a cable.
  • Page 165: Airplane Mode

    Select from [HD] and [4K]. The settings are effective only for BRAVIA TV which is compatible with the functions. Note You can use this function on a TV that supports DLNA renderer. You can view images on a Wi-Fi Direct-enabled TV or network-enabled TV (including wired network-enabled TVs).
  • Page 166: Access Point Set

    Point Set.]. For details about the available functions and settings of your access point, see the access point operating instructions or contact the administrator of the access point. A connection may not be enabled depending on the surrounding conditions, such as the type of wall material or if there is an obstruction or poor wireless signal between the product and access point.
  • Page 167 Access points without the mark do not require a password. 4. Select [OK]. How to use the keyboard When manual character entry is required, a keyboard is displayed on the screen. 1. Input box The characters you entered are displayed. 2.
  • Page 168: Edit Device Name

    Deletes the character preceding the cursor. Switches the next character to a capital or small letter. Enters a space. To cancel the input, select [Cancel]. Other setting items Depending on the status or the setting method of your access point, you may want to set more items.
  • Page 169: Disp Mac Address

    [197] How to Use Using Wi-Fi functions Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions Disp MAC Address Displays the MAC address of this product. 1. MENU → (Wireless) → [Disp MAC Address]. [198] How to Use Using Wi-Fi functions Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions SSID/PW Reset This product shares the connection information for [Send to Smartphone] and [Smart Remote Embedded] with a device that has permission to connect.
  • Page 170 Recommended computer environment For details on the recommended computer environments for downloading an application and adding functions to the product, refer to the following URL: “PlayMemories Camera Apps” website (http://www.sony.net/pmca/) [202] How to Use Adding applications to the product Installing the applications Opening a service account You can open a service account, which is required to download applications.
  • Page 171: Launching The Downloaded Application

    2. Select the desired application and download the application to the product following the instructions on the screen. Connect the computer and the product using the micro USB cable (supplied), following the instructions on the screen. [204] How to Use Adding applications to the product Installing the applications Downloading applications directly to the product using...
  • Page 172: Uninstalling Applications

    Launch an application that has been downloaded from the application download website PlayMemories Camera Apps. 1. MENU → (Application) → [Application List] → desired application to launch. Hint How to launch the applications faster Assign [Download Appli.] and [Application List] to the custom key. You can launch the applications or display application list only by pressing the custom key during the shooting information screen is displayed.
  • Page 173: Playmemories Home

    Adding applications to the product Managing the applications Confirming the account information of PlayMemories Camera Apps The account information for the “Sony Entertainment Network” that is registered on the product is displayed. 1. MENU → (Application) → [Application List] → [Application Management] → [Display Account Information].
  • Page 174: Installing Playmemories Home

    You can upload images to a network service. (An internet connection is required.) You can import still images and movies recorded with location information to a computer and view them on a map. (DSC-HX90V) For other details, please refer to the Help of PlayMemories Home.
  • Page 175: Software For Mac Computers

    DirectX may be installed depending on your computer’s system environment. Hint For details on PlayMemories Home, refer to the Help of PlayMemories Home or the PlayMemories Home support page (http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/) (English only). [212] How to Use Viewing on computers Using the software...
  • Page 176: Connecting The Product To A Computer

    [213] How to Use Viewing on computers Connecting this product and a computer Connecting the product to a computer 1. Insert a sufficiently charged battery pack into the product. 2. Turn on the product and the computer. 3. Check from (Setup) that [USB Connection] is set to [Mass Storage].
  • Page 177: Disconnecting The Product From The Computer

    Do not edit or otherwise process AVCHD movie files/folders from the connected computer. Movie files may be damaged or become unplayable. Do not delete or copy AVCHD movies on the memory card from the computer. Sony is not held liable for consequences resulting from such operations via the computer.
  • Page 178: Disc Type

    (HD) disc is created. You can play a high definition image quality (HD) disc on AVCHD format playback devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray Disc player and a PlayStation®3. You cannot play the disc on ordinary DVD players.
  • Page 179: Creating A Disc With A Device Other Than A Computer

    Creates a disc with high-definition image quality (HD) Writable movie format: PS, FX, FH Player: Blu-ray Disc playback devices (Sony Blu-ray Disc player, PlayStation®3, etc.) Creates a disc with high-definition image quality (HD) (AVCHD recording disc) Writable movie format: PS*, FX*, FH Player: AVCHD format playback devices (Sony Blu-ray Disc player, PlayStation®3, etc.)
  • Page 180 Multi-session recordings cannot be made. To create Blu-ray Discs using PlayMemories Home, be sure to install the dedicated add-on software. For details, see the following URL: http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/BDUW/ To install, your computer must be connected to the Internet. For detailed operations, see the Help of PlayMemories Home.
  • Page 181 [220] How to Use Precautions/This product Precautions Precautions Backing up memory cards Data may be corrupted in the following cases. Be sure to back up the data for protection. When the memory card is removed, the USB cable is disconnected, or the product is turned off in the middle of a read or write operation.
  • Page 182 If the product is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, moisture may condense inside or outside the product. This moisture condensation may cause a malfunction of the product. To prevent moisture condensation when you bring the product directly from a cold to a warm location, first put it in a plastic bag and seal it to prevent air from entering.
  • Page 183 AVCHD format-compatible devices. DVD-based players or recorders cannot play back HD image quality discs, as they are incompatible with the AVCHD format. Also, DVD-based players or recorders may fail to eject HD image quality discs that are recorded using the AVCHD format. Movies recorded in 1080 60p/1080 50p format can be played back only on 1080 60p/1080 50p supported devices.
  • Page 184: On The Internal Rechargeable Battery

    unpleasant symptoms occur, stop using the viewfinder until they resolve, and consult your doctor if necessary. Notes on the flash Do not cover the flash with your fingers. Do not carry the product by the flash unit, or use excessive strength on it. If water, dust or sand get into the open flash unit, it may cause a malfunction.
  • Page 185 Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using the product for the first time. The charged battery pack will discharge little by little even if you do not use it. Charge the battery pack each time before you use the product so that you do not miss any opportunities to shoot images.
  • Page 186 Remaining battery indicator The remaining battery indicator appears on the screen. A: Battery level high B: Battery exhausted It takes about one minute for the correct remaining battery indicator to appear. The correct remaining battery indicator may not be displayed under some operating or environmental conditions.
  • Page 187 Doing so may cause a malfunction. Make sure to use a genuine Sony AC Adaptor. If the product's charge lamp flashes while charging, remove the battery pack being charged, and then insert the same battery pack firmly back into the product. If the charge lamp flashes again, this may indicate a faulty battery or that a battery pack other than the specified type has been inserted.
  • Page 188 SD Speed Class 4: SD card or faster, or UHS Speed Class 1: SD card or faster SD Speed Class 4: microSD card or faster, or UHS Speed Class 1: microSD card or faster When recording XAVC S HD format movies, the following SDXC memory card or microSDXC memory card is necessary.
  • Page 189 (exFAT is the file system used on SDXC memory cards and microSDXC memory cards.) Contact the manufacturer for inquiries about memory cards not manufactured by Sony Corporation. Notes on using the memory card adaptor (sold separately) When inserting a memory card into a memory card adaptor, be sure that the memory card is inserted in the correct direction and then insert it as far as it will go.
  • Page 190: Cleaning The Lens

    [225] How to Use Precautions/This product Cleaning this product On cleaning Cleaning the lens and flash Wipe the lens and flash with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints, dust, etc. Cleaning the lens Do not use a cleaning solution containing organic solvents, such as thinner, or benzine. When cleaning the lens surface, remove dust with a commercially available blower.
  • Page 191: Recordable Time Of Movies

    The number of still images may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the memory card. Image Size]: [L: 18M] When [ Aspect Ratio] is set to [4:3]* Standard 2 GB: 400 images 4 GB: 810 images 8 GB: 1600 images 16 GB: 3250 images 32 GB: 6600 images 64 GB: 13000 images...
  • Page 192 60p 50M 50p 50M 2 GB: - 4 GB: - 8 GB: - 16 GB: - 32 GB: - 64 GB: 2 h 35 m 30p 50M 25p 50M 2 GB: - 4 GB: - 8 GB: - 16 GB: - 32 GB: - 64 GB: 2 h 35 m 24p 50M (Only for 1080 60i compatible models.)
  • Page 193 2 GB: 8 m 4 GB: 15 m 8 GB: 35 m 16 GB: 1 h 15 m 32 GB: 2 h 30 m 64 GB: 5 h 5 m 24p 24M(FX) 25p 24M(FX) 2 GB: 9 m 4 GB: 20 m 8 GB: 40 m 16 GB: 1 h 25 m 32 GB: 3 h...
  • Page 194: Plug Adaptor

    8 GB: 2 h 35 m 16 GB: 5 h 20 m 32 GB: 10 h 55 m 64 GB: 22 h Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes for each shooting (limited by product specifications). If the file format is set to MP4 (28M), continuous shooting is possible for approximately 20 minutes for each shooting (limited by file size of 4 GB).
  • Page 195: Zeiss Lens

    [231] How to Use Precautions/This product Other information GPS (DSC-HX90V) 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.
  • Page 196: Avchd Format

    Near devices that generate radio signals of the same frequency band as the camera: near 1.5 GHz band mobile telephones, etc. If you upload and share the images which are recorded with the setting [GPS On/Off] is [On], the record location may be exposed on the internet even if you do not intend to do so.
  • Page 197 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.
  • Page 198 [234] How to Use Precautions/This product Trademarks Trademarks The following marks are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation. , Cyber-shot, , Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, , Memory Stick Duo, , Memory Stick PRO Duo, , Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,...
  • Page 199: You Cannot Insert The Battery Pack Into The Product

    3. Initialize the settings. 4. Consult your dealer or local authorized service facility. Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/ [236] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Battery pack and power You cannot insert the battery pack into the product.
  • Page 200: The Power Turns Off Suddenly

    Make sure that the battery pack is inserted correctly. The battery pack will discharge by itself even if you do not use it. Charge the battery pack before use. Make sure that the battery is NP-BX1. [238] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Battery pack and power The power turns off suddenly.
  • Page 201: The Battery Pack Is Not Charged

    This phenomenon occurs when you charge the battery pack in an extremely hot or cold location. The optimum temperature for charging the battery pack is between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). [241] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Battery pack and power The battery pack is not charged.
  • Page 202: Recording Takes A Long Time

    [244] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies Recording takes a long time. The noise reduction function is processing an image. This is not a malfunction. The [Auto HDR] function is processing an image. The product is compiling images. [245] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies The same image is captured multiple times.
  • Page 203: The Flash Does Not Work

    [248] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies The flash does not work. Raise the flash. You cannot use a flash in the following situations: When the following modes are selected in [Scene Selection]. [Anti Motion Blur] [Night Scene] [Hand-held Twilight] [Fireworks] [High Sensitivity] During Sweep Panorama shooting.
  • Page 204: The Date And Time Are Recorded Incorrectly

    [251] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies The recording date and time are not displayed on the screen. While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during playback. [252] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies The date and time are recorded incorrectly. Set the correct date and time.
  • Page 205: The Eyes Of The Subject Come Out Red

    a dark place. The product is attempting to increase the visibility of the screen by temporarily brightening the monitor under conditions of low illumination. There is no effect on the recorded image. [256] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies The eyes of the subject come out red. Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On].
  • Page 206: The Image Is Blurred

    [260] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies No images appear on the viewfinder. [FINDER/MONITOR] has been set to [Monitor]. Change [FINDER/MONITOR] to [Auto] or [Viewfinder]. Bring your eye close to the viewfinder. [261] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies The image is whitish (Flare)./Blurring of light appears on the image (Ghosting).
  • Page 207: The Flash Takes Too Long To Recharge

    [264] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies The flash takes too long to recharge. The flash has been fired in succession in a short period. When the flash has been fired in succession, the recharging process may take longer than usual to avoid overheating of the camera.
  • Page 208: The Image Was Deleted By Mistake

    To triangulate the location information correctly, bring the product to an open area, and turn on the product again. [270] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting There is an excessive error in location information. (DSC-HX90V) The margin of error can be up to several-hundred meters depending on surrounding buildings, weak GPS signals, etc. [271] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting...
  • Page 209 (DSC-HX90V) [Date/Time Setup] has not been set, or set time differs greatly from the actual time. Set the date and time correctly. The term of validity of the GPS assist data has expired. Update the GPS assist data.
  • Page 210: You Cannot Send Movies To A Smartphone

    [WPS Push] may not work depending on the access point settings. Check the SSID and password of the wireless access point, and perform [Access Point Set.]. [275] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Wi-Fi [Send to Computer] is canceled halfway. When the battery remaining level is low, [Send to Computer] may be canceled halfway. Charge the battery pack and try again.
  • Page 211: Product And The Smartphone Is Disconnected

    product and the smartphone is disconnected. Data communication between this product and the smartphone may fail due to signal conditions. Place this product closer to the smartphone. [279] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Wi-Fi You cannot use One-Touch connection (NFC). Place the (N mark) on the smartphone and the (N mark) on the product as close together as possible.
  • Page 212: You Cannot Import Images

    product. [281] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Computers You cannot import images. Connect this product and your computer correctly making a USB connection. When you shoot images with a memory card formatted by a computer, you may not be able to import the images to a computer. Shoot using a memory card formatted by this product.
  • Page 213: Images Are Printed With Both Edges Cut Off

    [285] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Printing Images are printed with both edges cut off. Depending on your printer, the left, right, top, and bottom edges of the image may be cut off. Especially when you print an image shot with [ Aspect Ratio] set to [16:9], the lateral end of the image may be cut off.
  • Page 214 [288] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Others The product stops with the lens portion extended./The product turns off with the lens portion extended. Do not attempt to force lens that has stopped moving. Insert a charged battery pack, then turn the product on again. [289] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Others...
  • Page 215: The Product Does Not Work Properly

    If an AC-UD10/AC-UD11 AC Adaptor (sold separately) is used, disconnect the power cord. Connect the power cord and turn on the product again. If the product repeats the same error often or still does not work after trying these solutions, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
  • Page 216 A product malfunction has occurred. Initialize this product, then turn the power on again. E:94:□□ There is a malfunction when writing or deleting data. Repair is required. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Be prepared to give all numbers in the error code beginning from the E.
  • Page 217: Warning Messages

    [297] Troubleshooting Messages Messages Warning messages Set Area/Date/Time. Set the area, date and time. If you have not used the product for a long time, charge the internal rechargeable backup battery. Unable to use memory card. Format? The memory card was formatted on a computer and the file format was modified. Select [Enter], and then format the memory card.
  • Page 218 System Error Camera Error. Turn power off then on. Remove the battery pack, and then re-insert it. If the message appears frequently, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Unable to magnify. Unable to rotate image. Images recorded with other products may not be enlarged or rotated.
  • Page 219 Situations this product has difficulty handling The product cannot take full advantage of some features under certain circumstances. When shooting under the following conditions, either recompose the shot or change the shooting mode, then shoot the images again. Low light conditions iSweep Panorama Lock-on AF Overly bright conditions...

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