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Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E
Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your product.
How to Use
Before use
Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external device
Using the Wi-Fi function
Menu operations
Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable photos
Additional information

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  • Page 1 Help Guide Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your product. How to Use Before use Getting started Recording Playback Saving images with an external device Using the Wi-Fi function...
  • Page 2 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators Warning messages List of Topics How to Use Troubleshooting Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table Of Contents How to Use ............................How to Use ..........................Before use ..........................Model Information ......................Model Information ....................... Parts and controls ......................Parts and controls (front/top) ..................Parts and controls (LCD monitor) ................Parts and controls (side) ..................... Parts and controls (back/bottom) ................
  • Page 4 Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority) ..........Recording subjects other than people (Tracking focus) ..........Playback ........................... Playing images using Event View ..................Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen .......... Screen display on the Event View screen ..............
  • Page 5 About the dedicated software for this product ............Creating a Blu-ray disc ....................Saving images on an external media device ..............Notes on use of the external media ................Saving images on an external media device ............Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device ....
  • Page 6 Spot Meter/Fcs ......................Spot Meter ........................ Spot Focus ........................ Exposure ........................Focus ........................AE Shift ........................White Balance Shift ....................Low Lux ........................Scene Selection ......................Picture Effect ......................Cinematone ......................Fader ........................Self-Timer ......................... SteadyShot(Movie) ....................SteadyShot (Photo) ....................Digital Zoom ......................
  • Page 7 Event View ........................ Scenario ........................Edit/Copy .......................... Send to Smartphone ....................View on TV ....................... Send to Computer ..................... Delete ........................Protect ........................Copy ......................... Direct Copy ....................... Setup ..........................Media Select ......................Media Info ......................... Format ........................Empty ........................Repair Img.
  • Page 8 Calibration ......................... Battery Info ....................... Power Save ......................Initialize ........................Demo Mode ......................Date & Time Setting ....................Area Setting ......................Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable photos ........Check the charging time ....................Charging time ......................Expected recording and playback times for individual batteries ........
  • Page 9 On handling the LCD monitor ................... To clean the casing and the projector lens surface (models with the projector) ........................About care and storage of the lens ................Using this product abroad ....................Using this product abroad ..................World time difference ....................
  • Page 10 The backlight of the LCD monitor turns off if you do not attempt to operate this product for a while................. Memory card ........................Operations using the memory card cannot be performed......... Images stored on the memory card cannot be deleted..........
  • Page 11 The shooting screen does not display smoothly. The connection is cut off..........................The NFC connection does not work................Editing movies/photos on this product ................Unable to edit......................A movie cannot be divided..................The demonstration movies cannot be deleted. (models with the internal memory) .......................
  • Page 12: Before Use

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Before use Model Information Parts and controls Screen indicators Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 13 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Getting started Checking the supplied items Power source preparations Initial setup Preparing a memory card Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 14: Recording

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Recording Recording movies/photos Useful functions for recording Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 15: Playback

    Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format) Editing images from the playback screen Using the built-in projector Playing images on a high definition TV Playing images on a non-high-definition TV Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 16 How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Saving images with an external device Using the PlayMemories Home software Saving images on an external media device Creating a disc with a recorder Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 17 What you can do with the Wi-Fi function Controlling via a smartphone Transferring images to a smartphone Transferring images to a computer Transferring images to a TV Connecting a smartphone Installing PlayMemories Mobile Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 18 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Menu operations Using menu items Shooting Mode Camera/Mic Image Quality/Size Playback Function Edit/Copy Setup Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 19 Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for the internal memory Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for memory cards Bit-rate for each recording mode Pixels recorded at each image size of photos Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 20 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Additional information Precautions Handling of this product Maintenance Using this product abroad Trademarks License Zoom magnifications Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 21 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Troubleshooting If you have problems Overall operations Batteries/power sources Monitor Memory card Recording Playback Wi-Fi Editing movies/photos on this product Playback on a TV Copying/Connecting to other devices Connecting to a computer...
  • Page 22 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 23 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Warning messages Warning messages Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 24: Parts And Controls (Front/Top)

    Help Guide List of Topics Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E How to Use Before use Model Information Model Information Parts and controls Parts and controls (front/top) Parts and controls (LCD monitor) Parts and controls (side) Parts and controls (back/bottom)
  • Page 25 Shooting photos Useful functions for recording Zooming Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture) Recording in mirror mode Intelligent Auto Decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie (My Voice Canceling) Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority) Recording subjects other than people (Tracking focus) Playback Playing images using Event View...
  • Page 26: About The Dedicated Software For This Product

    Saving images with an external device Using the PlayMemories Home software Using the PlayMemories Home software Checking the computer system Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer Disconnecting this product from the computer About the dedicated software for this product Creating a Blu-ray disc Saving images on an external media device Notes on use of the external media...
  • Page 27 Shooting Mode Movie Photo Camera/Mic White Balance Spot Meter/Fcs Spot Meter Spot Focus Exposure Focus AE Shift White Balance Shift Low Lux Scene Selection Picture Effect Cinematone Fader Self-Timer SteadyShot (Movie) SteadyShot (Photo) Digital Zoom Auto Back Light Face Detection Smile Shutter Smile Sensitivity Flash (Only when connecting an external flash)
  • Page 28 Dual Video REC Image Size Playback Function Event View Scenario Edit/Copy Send to Smartphone View on TV Send to Computer Delete Protect Copy Direct Copy Setup Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) Media Info Format Empty (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) Repair Img. DB F. File Number Data Code Volume Motion Interval ADJ...
  • Page 29 Language Setting Calibration Battery Info Power Save Initialize Demo Mode Date & Time Setting Area Setting Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable photos Check the charging time Charging time Expected recording and playback times for individual batteries Expected recording time with each battery pack Expected playback time with each battery pack Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for the internal memory Notes on recording movies...
  • Page 30 To clean the casing and the projector lens surface (models with the projector) About care and storage of the lens Using this product abroad Using this product abroad World time difference Trademarks On trademarks License Notes on the License Zoom magnifications Zoom magnifications Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 31 Help Guide List of Topics Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If you have problems If you have problems Overall operations The power does not turn on. This product does not operate even when the power is set to on.
  • Page 32 The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording has stopped. The imaging field looks different. The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected recording time of the recording media. This product stops recording. There is a slight time lag between the moment when START/STOP is pressed and the actual movie recording starts or stops. The auto focus does not function.
  • Page 33 This product is not recognized by the computer. Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators Self-diagnosis display Warning messages Warning messages Warning Indicators Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 34 Help Guide Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Notes on use Before use To make full use of this content, please read the following notes thoroughly. Please note that they are subject to change without prior notice. June 2013 Recommended system environment The following system environments are recommended for displaying this content.
  • Page 35 Sony may use cookies, web beacons or similar technologies to make statistical analysis of customers’ usage of this content while preserving anonymity. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 36 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Model Information Model Information Explains how to confirm the model name of this product and differences between each model. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 37 Parts and controls (side) Explains the parts and controls on the side of this product. Parts and controls (back/bottom) Explains the parts and controls on the back and bottom sides of this product. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 38 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Screen indicators Screen indicators Explains the icons displayed at times such as when changing the settings. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 39: Supplied Items

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Checking the supplied items Supplied items Check the supplied accessories. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 40: Power Source Preparations

    Turning the power on Turn on this product. Using this product supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket) Shows how to use this product while supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket). Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 41: Initial Setup

    Adjusting the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing You can adjust the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing. Displaying items on the LCD monitor Shows how to set the screen display. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 42: Preparing A Memory Card

    Inserting a memory card Shows how to insert a memory card. Types of memory card you can use with this product Introduces types of memory card you can use with this product. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 43: Recording Movies/Photos

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Recording movies/photos Recording movies Record movies. Shooting photos Shoot photos. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 44: Useful Functions For Recording

    This product can track a face you select and adjust the focus, exposure, and skin tone of the face automatically. Recording subjects other than people (Tracking focus) This product can track a subject you select and adjust the focus automatically. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 45: Playing Images Using Event View

    Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen You can search for recorded images by date and recording time (Event View). Screen display on the Event View screen Explains the Event View screen. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 46: Playing Images Using Highlight Playback

    You can save your favorite Highlight Playback as a “Scenario.” Up to 8 scenarios can be saved. Playing back a saved scenario You can play back Highlight Scenarios saved on this product. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 47: Playing Mp4 Movies (Hd Movie) (Switching The Movie Format)

    Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format) Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format) The format of a movie to be played or edited can be changed on the Event View screen. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 48: Editing Images From The Playback Screen

    Capturing a photo from a movie (models with the internal memory or models with the USB IN/OUT jacks) You can capture images from movies recorded with this product. Viewing trajectory of a moving object (Motion Shot Video) You can view the trajectory of a fast-moving object. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 49: Using The Built-In Projector

    You can use a flat surface such as a wall as a screen to view recorded images using the built-in projector. Using the projector for your computer or smartphone (models with the projector) You can project images from a computer or smartphone using the built-in projector. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 50: Playing Images On A High Definition Tv

    You can operate this product with the remote commander of your TV by connecting this product to a BRAVIA Sync compatible TV launched in 2008 or later with the HDMI cable. On Photo TV HD Explains Photo TV HD. On the HDMI cable Read the precautions regarding the HDMI cable. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 51: Playing Images On A Non-High-Definition Tv

    Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Playing images on a non-high-definition TV Connecting this product to a non-high-definition TV Play back images with this product connected to a TV by an AV cable (sold separately). Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 52: Using The Playmemories Home Software

    Disconnect this product from the computer connected with the Built-in USB Cable. About the dedicated software for this product You can download the dedicated software from the Sony website. Creating a Blu-ray disc You can create a Blu-ray disc with an AVCHD movie previously imported to a computer.
  • Page 53 Playing back images in the external media device on this product Play back images saved on an external media device from this product. Deleting images in the external media device Delete images saved on an external media device. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 54 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Creating a disc with a recorder Creating a disc with a recorder You can copy images played back on this product on a disc or video cassette. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 55 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E What you can do with the Wi-Fi function What you can do with the Wi-Fi function Explains what you can do using the Wi-Fi function of this product. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 56: Controlling Via A Smartphone

    Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote) You can operate this product using your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 57: Transferring Images To A Smartphone

    Transfer images to your smartphone or tablet. Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing) Transfer images to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 58: Transferring Images To A Computer

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Transferring images to a computer Send to Computer You can transfer and save movies and photos to your computer. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 59: Transferring Images To A Tv

    Playing images on a TV (View on TV) You can view images on your TV connected to the network by transferring images from this product without connecting this product and TV with a cable. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 60: Connecting A Smartphone

    Connecting to an iPhone or iPad Shows how to connect this product to your iPhone or iPad. Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet You can easily connect this product to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 61: Installing Playmemories Mobile

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Installing PlayMemories Mobile About the PlayMemories Mobile software Explains PlayMemories Mobile. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 62: Using Menu Items

    Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Using menu items Setting up menu items Shows how to set the menu items. How to use the keyboard Explains how to use the keyboard to be displayed. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 63: Shooting Mode

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Shooting Mode Movie You can select the movie recording mode. Photo You can select the photo shooting mode. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 64: Camera/Mic

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Camera/Mic White Balance You can adjust the color balance to the recording environment. Spot Meter/Fcs Exposure and focus can be adjusted for the selected subject automatically. Spot Meter Exposure can be adjusted and set for the selected subject automatically.
  • Page 65: Picture Effect

    Picture Effect You can select your desired effect to shoot more impressive images. Cinematone This product automatically adjusts the image quality of the movie to resemble the atmosphere of film camera images. Fader You can record a transition with the effects adding to the interval between scenes. Self-Timer Press PHOTO to start the count down.
  • Page 66: Red Eye Reduction (Only When Connecting An External Flash)

    Red Eye Reduction (Only when connecting an external flash) Prevent redeye by activating the pre-flash before the flash operates. Premium CloserVoice Record sound in front of this product more clearly. My Voice Canceling You can record the voice of the subject clearly by decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie. Blt-in Zoom Mic You can record a movie with vivid sound appropriate to the zoom position.
  • Page 67: Image Quality/Size

    You can set the dual recording mode (recording an MP4 movie during movie recording) to on or off. Image Size You can select a size for the photos you are going to shoot. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 68: Playback Function

    Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Playback Function Event View You can play back recorded images by date of recording (Event View). Scenario You can view Highlight Scenario that you have saved. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 69: Edit/Copy

    You can copy images stored on the recording media using this product. Direct Copy You can save images on an external media device manually while the device is connected to this product. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 70: Setup

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Setup Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) You can select the recording medium on which the images will be saved. Media Info You can check the remaining recordable time and the approximate free and used space of the recording media.
  • Page 71: Empty Music (Hdr-Cx540/Pj540)

    Empty Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540) You can delete all music files stored on this product. WPS Push If your access point has a WPS button, you can register the access point to this product easily. Access point settings You can register your access point manually. Edit Device Name You can change the device name for Wi-Fi Direct etc.
  • Page 72: Usb Lun Setting

    computer. USB LUN Setting Improves compatibility with external devices by limiting the functions of the USB connection. Beep You can turn on or off the operation sound. Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor. Airplane Mode When you board an airplane, you can deactivate the Wi-Fi function temporarily.
  • Page 73 Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 74: Charging Time/Recording Time Of Movies/Number Of Recordable Photos

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Check the charging time Charging time Informs you of the approximate time required to fully charge a fully discharged battery pack. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 75: Expected Recording And Playback Times For Individual Batteries

    Expected recording time with each battery pack Informs you of the expected recording time with each battery pack. Expected playback time with each battery pack Informs you of the expected playback time with each battery pack. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 76: Expected Movie Recording Time And Number Of Recordable Photos For The Internal Memory

    Informs you of the expected recording time when saving on the internal memory. Expected number of recordable photos Informs you of the expected number of images you can save on the internal memory. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 77: Expected Movie Recording Time And Number Of Recordable Photos For Memory Cards

    Informs you of the expected recording time of movies when saving on a memory card. Expected number of recordable photos Informs you of the expected number of images you can save on a memory card. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 78: Bit-Rate For Each Recording Mode

    Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Bit-rate for each recording mode Bit-rate and recording pixels Explains the bit-rate, pixels and aspect ratio of each recording mode for movies (movie + audio, etc). Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 79: Pixels Recorded At Each Image Size Of Photos

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Pixels recorded at each image size of photos Recording pixels and aspect ratio Explains the photo recording pixels and the aspect ratio. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 80: Precautions

    Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Precautions About the AVCHD format Explains the AVCHD standard. About the memory card Read the precautions regarding memory cards. About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack Read the battery information. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 81: Handling Of This Product

    Read the information on accessories (sold separately). On moisture condensation Read the information on moisture condensation. Notes on disposal/transfer the ownership of this product (models equipped with the internal memory) Read the notes on disposal/transfer of this product. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 82: Maintenance

    To clean the casing and the projector lens surface (models with the projector) Read the information on care of the casing and lens. About care and storage of the lens Read the information on care and storage of the lens. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 83: Using This Product Abroad

    Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Using this product abroad Using this product abroad Read the information on using this product abroad. World time difference Check the time difference for cities worldwide. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 84: Trademarks

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Trademarks On trademarks Read the information on trademarks. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 85: License

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E License Notes on the License Read the notes on the license. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 86: Zoom Magnifications

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Zoom magnifications Zoom magnifications Introduces the zoom magnifications you can set on this product for recording. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 87: Troubleshooting

    Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E If you have problems If you have problems Explains the procedure to follow if you run into any problems using this product. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 88: Overall Operations

    This product does not operate even when the power is set to on. The menu settings have been changed automatically. This product gets warm. A rattling noise is heard when this product is shaken. Intelligent Auto is canceled. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 89: Batteries/Power Sources

    The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp does not light while the battery pack is being charged. The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is being charged. The remaining battery power is not displayed correctly. The battery pack is quickly discharged. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 90: Monitor

    There are dots in the shape of a grid on the monitor. The backlight of the LCD monitor turns off if you do not attempt to operate this product for a while. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 91: Memory Card

    Operations using the memory card cannot be performed. Images stored on the memory card cannot be deleted. The data file name is not indicated correctly or flashes. Images cannot be played back or the memory card is not recognized. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 92: Recording

    Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Recording Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images. Photos cannot be recorded. The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording has stopped. The imaging field looks different. The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected recording time of the recording media.
  • Page 93: Sound Is Not Recorded Correctly

    Sound is not recorded correctly. Photos are recorded automatically. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 94: Playback

    An icon appears on a thumbnail. No sound or only a quiet sound is heard during playback. Left and right sound is heard unbalanced when playing back movies on computers or other devices. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 95: Wi-Fi

    [Ctrl with Smartphone], [Send to Smartphone], [Send to Computer] or [View on TV] terminates prematurely. Cannot transfer movies to your smartphone. The shooting screen does not display smoothly. The connection is cut off. The NFC connection does not work. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 96: Editing Movies/Photos On This Product

    Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Editing movies/photos on this product Unable to edit. A movie cannot be divided. The demonstration movies cannot be deleted. (models with the internal memory) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 97: Playback On A Tv

    The top, bottom, right, and left edges of images are trimmed slightly on a connected TV. The image appears distorted on the 4:3 TV. Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the LCD monitor of the 4:3 TV. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 98: Copying/Connecting To Other Devices

    Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Copying/Connecting to other devices Images are not copied correctly. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 99: Connecting To A Computer

    Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Connecting to a computer PlayMemories Home cannot be installed. PlayMemories Home does not work correctly. This product is not recognized by the computer. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 100: Self-Diagnosis Display/Warning Indicators

    Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators Self-diagnosis display Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 101: Warning Messages

    Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Warning messages Warning Indicators If warning messages appear, follow the instructions. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 102: How To Use

    Models with the NTSC color system: HDR-CX540/PJ540 Models with the PAL color system: HDR-CX530E/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540E/PJ610E Models with the USB IN/OUT jacks: HDR-CX540/PJ540 Models with the USB Output only jack: HDR-CX530E/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540E/PJ610E Note For the following items, the descriptions are explained with the model name.
  • Page 103 Parts and controls (front/top) Parts and controls (LCD monitor) Parts and controls (side) Parts and controls (back/bottom) Screen indicators Expected recording time of movies Expected number of recordable photos Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 104 2. PHOTO button 3. Multi interface shoe For details on compatible accessories of the Multi interface shoe, visit the Sony website in your area, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Operations with other manufacture’s accessories are not guaranteed.
  • Page 105 2. LCD monitor/Touch panel If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you can close the LCD monitor with the screen facing out. This is convenient during playback operations. 3. Projector lens (HDR-PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 106 8. Memory card access lamp While the lamp is lit or flashing, this product is reading or writing data. 9. Memory card slot 10. HDMI OUT jack 11. PROJECTOR IN jack (HDR-PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 107 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Parts and controls (back/bottom) 1. POWER/CHG (charge) lamp 2. START/STOP button 3. Battery pack 4. DC IN jack 5. Loop for a shoulder belt 6. Grip belt 7. Built-in USB Cable 8.
  • Page 108 Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 109 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Screen indicators The following indicators appear when you change the settings. On the left side of the screen ( MENU button Self-timer recording [Airplane Mode] set to [On] Fader...
  • Page 110 Indicators and their positions are approximate and may differ from what you actually see. Some indicators may not appear, depending on the model. Related Topic Screen display on the Event View screen Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 111 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Supplied items The numbers in ( ) indicate the supplied quantity. Camcorder (1) AC Adaptor (1) The shape of the AC Adaptor varies depending on the countries/regions. HDMI cable (1)
  • Page 112: Notes On Use

    Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 113 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Attaching the battery pack Attach the battery pack to this product. 1. Close the LCD monitor and attach the battery pack ( Align the indentation on this product and projection on the battery pack, then slide the battery pack upwards.
  • Page 114 Power Save Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 115 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Charge the battery pack using the supplied AC Adaptor. Attach the battery pack in advance. 1. Close the LCD monitor. 2. Pull out the Built-in USB Cable from this product.
  • Page 116 It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F). Related Topic Charging time Expected recording time with each battery pack Expected playback time with each battery pack Using this product abroad Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 117 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Charging the battery pack using your computer Charge the battery pack by connecting this product and your computer with the Built-in USB Cable. Attach the battery pack in advance.
  • Page 118 It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F). Related Topic Charging time Expected recording time with each battery pack Expected playback time with each battery pack Using this product abroad Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 119 You can also turn on this product by pressing POWER. To turn off the power Close the LCD monitor. You can also turn off this product by pressing POWER. Related Topic Power ON w/monitor Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 120 Even when connecting the AC Adaptor to this product, this product may subsidiarily use power from the battery pack depending on the environment in which you use this product. Related Topic Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor USB Power Supply Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 121 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Setting the language, date and time Set the language, date and time when using this product for the first time. 1. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on.
  • Page 122 The date and time are recorded automatically and can be displayed only during playback. To display them, select - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Data Code] - [Date/Time]. Related Topic Date & Time Setting Calibration Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 123 Adjusting the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing You can adjust the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing. 1. First open the LCD monitor 90 degrees to this product ( ), and then adjust the angle ( Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 124 To display items on the LCD monitor again, touch anywhere on the LCD monitor other than buttons. Hint To keep the LCD monitor active, use [Display Setting] to change the setting. Related Topic Display Setting Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 125 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Inserting a memory card Insert a memory card into this product. 1. Open the cover and insert the memory card until it clicks. microSD memory card: Insert the memory card straight in the direction shown in figure A until it clicks.
  • Page 126 Displaying items on the LCD monitor Expected recording time of movies Expected number of recordable photos Types of memory card you can use with this product Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) Format Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 127 For recording movies, use the card of Class 4 or faster. microSD cards with a capacity up to 64 GB have been confirmed to operate properly with this product. Related Topic Expected recording time of movies Expected number of recordable photos Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 128 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Recording movies Record movies. 1. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on. 2. Press START/STOP to start recording. To stop recording, press START/STOP again.
  • Page 129 When you do not want to record an MP4 movie, set [Dual Video REC] to [Off]. Related Topic Expected recording time of movies Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) Media Info Grid Line Dual Video REC Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 130 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Shooting photos Shoot photos. 1. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on. 2. Select [MODE] on the LCD monitor, and then select the photo recording mode.
  • Page 131 Related Topic Image Size Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 132 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Zooming You can record an image with the subject magnified. 1. Move the power zoom lever to magnify or reduce the size of the image. Wider range of view (Wide angle) Close view (Telephoto) Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom.
  • Page 133 REC Mode] and [ Frame Rate]. You cannot capture photos during movie recording in the following situation(s): When an item of [Picture Effect] is selected Related Topic REC Mode Frame Rate Picture Effect Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 134 ), then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side ( ), and then start recording. Hint A mirror-image of the subject appears on the LCD monitor, but the image will be normal when recorded. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 135 (Landscape), (Night Scene), (Spotlight), (Low light), (Macro) Camera-shake detection: (Walk), (Tripod) Sound detection: (Auto Wind NR) Note This product may not detect the expected scene or subject, depending on the recording conditions. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 136 If you record while covering the microphone on the bottom of this product such as by attaching a tripod, [My Voice Canceling] may not work effectively. Hint You can also set [My Voice Canceling] from the menu. Related Topic My Voice Canceling Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 137 The subject you touched may not be detected, depending on the surrounding brightness or hairstyle of the subject. Make sure to set the [Face Detection] setting to [Auto]. Related Topic Face Detection Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 138 Recording subjects other than people (Tracking focus) This product can track a subject you select and adjust the focus automatically. 1. Touch the subject you want to track while recording. To cancel the Tracking focus function, select Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 139 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen You can search for recorded images by date and time of recording (Event View). 1. Open the LCD monitor and press (View Images) to enter the playback mode.
  • Page 140 30 times - about 60 times. Select during pause to play movies slowly. To repeat Slideshow, select - [Slideshow Set] when is selected with the Switch Image Type button. Related Topic Send to Computer Protect Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 141 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Screen display on the Event View screen Explains items displayed on the Event View screen. Event View screen 1. To the MENU screen 2. Event name 3. To the previous event 4.
  • Page 142 8. To switch between the movie/photo playback screen 9. Movie 10. Photo Hint Reduced-size images which enable you to view many images at the same time on an index screen are called “thumbnails.” Related Topic Event View Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 143 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Playing back a short movie (Highlight Playback) You can enjoy movies and photos as a short movie. 1. Open the LCD monitor and press (View Images) to enter the playback mode.
  • Page 144 You can restore the music data recorded on this product at the default using “Music Transfer.” For operating instructions, see “Music Transfer” help (models with the USB IN/OUT jacks). The audio used for the Highlight Playback will be converted to 2ch stereo. Related Topic Empty Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 145 . Or play the desired photo and select appears on the movie or photo that is used in a Highlight Playback. To erase the points, select - [Clear All Points]. Related Topic Playing back a short movie (Highlight Playback) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 146 2. When the Highlight Playback starts again, select Scenario Save]. Note The scenarios can be played on this product only. Related Topic Playing back a short movie (Highlight Playback) Playing back a saved scenario Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 147 - [Playback Function] - [ Scenario], select the desired scenario, and then select Hint To erase a saved scenario, select - [Erase]/[Erase All] on the [ Scenario] screen. Related Topic Saving Highlight Playback (Scenario Save) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 148 2. Select the movie format you want to play from at the top right corner of the LCD monitor. The format of a movie to be played or edited will be switched. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 149 If you delete or divide movies that are included in saved scenarios, the scenarios will also be deleted. Related Topic Using the PlayMemories Home software Saving Highlight Playback (Scenario Save) Delete Dividing a movie Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 150 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Deleting the selected images Select and delete unnecessary images. 1. Press the button on this product to enter the playback mode. 2. On the Event View screen, select , and then select the movie format you want to delete.
  • Page 151 Format Dividing a movie Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 152 , and then select the movie format you want to delete. - [Edit/Copy] - [Delete]. 4. Select [All In Event]. 5. Select the date you want to delete using , and then select Related Topic Format Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 153 A slight difference may occur from the point where you select and the actual dividing point, as this product selects the dividing point based on about half-second increments. An MP4 movie cannot be divided. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 154 The recording date and time of captured photos are the same as the recording date and time of the movies. If the movie you are capturing from has no data code, the recording date and time of the photo will be the date and time you captured from the movie. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 155 You can capture photos from your favorite scene of a [Motion Shot Video] ([Photo Capture]). Related Topic Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture) Motion Interval ADJ Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 156 Several other functions When the projected images contain a lot of black, faint color unevenness may appear. This is caused by light reflection in the projector lens and is not a malfunction. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 157: Using The Built-In Projector (Models With The Projector)

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Using the built-in projector (models with the projector) You can use a flat surface such as a wall as a screen to view recorded images using the built-in projector.
  • Page 158 For details on playback, see “Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen.” Press PROJECTOR to turn off the projector. Related Topic Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 159 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Using the projector for your computer or smartphone (models with the projector) You can project images from a computer or smartphone using the built-in projector. 1. Connect the PROJECTOR IN jack of this product to an HDMI output jack of the other device using the HDMI cable (supplied).
  • Page 160 You can only operate the PROJECTOR FOCUS lever while projecting images. Hint If the terminal of the device connected is not compatible with the HDMI cable (supplied), use an HDMI plug adaptor (sold separately). Related Topic On the HDMI cable Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 161 If the TV does not have an HDMI input jack, use an AV cable (sold separately). If you connect this product to the TV using more than one type of cable to output images, HDMI input takes priority on the TV. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 162 To enjoy the 5.1ch surround sound of the movies recorded in 5.1ch sound, you need a device compatible with 5.1ch surround. When you connect this product with the supplied HDMI cable, the sound of movies recorded in 5.1ch sound is automatically output in 5.1ch sound. Related Topic Audio Mode Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 163 The operation of BRAVIA Sync differs according to each model of BRAVIA. Refer to the instruction manual of your TV for details. If you turn off the TV, this product is turned off simultaneously. Related Topic CTRL FOR HDMI Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 164 This product is compatible with the Photo TV HD standard. Photo TV HD allows for highly-detailed, photo-like depiction of subtle textures and colors. By connecting Sony’s Photo TV HD-compatible devices using the HDMI cable(*), a whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtaking HD quality.
  • Page 165 Do not connect the HDMI OUT jack of this product to an external device HDMI OUT jack, as malfunction may result. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interface to send both video/audio signals. The HDMI OUT jack outputs high quality images and digital audio. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 166 3. Play a movie or a photo on this product. Note Refer to the instruction manuals of the TV as well. Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power source. Related Topic TV Type Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 167: Installing The Playmemories Home Software In Your Computer

    E: Upload images to online services F: Play the imported images G: Share images on PlayMemories Online Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer PlayMemories Home can be downloaded from the following URL. www.sony.net/pm/ Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 168 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Checking the computer system You can check the system requirements for software at the following URL. www.sony.net/pcenv/ Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 169: Installing The Playmemories Home Software In Your Computer

    Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer Installing the PlayMemories Home software on your computer enables you to make use of your recorded images. 1. Access the following download page using an Internet browser on your computer to download the PlayMemories Home software.
  • Page 170: Disconnecting This Product From The Computer

    If you use a Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer, a disconnection icon may not be displayed. In this case, you can release the connection without performing the above operations. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 171 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E About the dedicated software for this product You can download the dedicated software from the Sony website. Windows: www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/ Mac: www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/ Note The software that can be used with this product will differ, depending on the countries/regions.
  • Page 172 To play back a Blu-ray disc that has been created with a movie that was recorded in [60p Quality ] (models with the NTSC color system) / [50p Quality ] (models with the PAL color system) image quality, you need a device that complies with the AVCHD Ver. 2.0 format. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 173 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Notes on use of the external media Read the precautions when using external media. Note For this operation, you need the USB Adaptor Cable VMC-UAM2 (sold separately). After attaching the battery pack to this product, connect the AC Adaptor to the Built-in USB Cable and a wall outlet (wall socket).
  • Page 174 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Saving images on an external media device Easily save movies or photos on an external media device such as an external hard disk drive. 1. Connect this product to the external media device using a USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately).
  • Page 175 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device Save selected movies or photos on an external media device such as an external hard disk drive.
  • Page 176 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Playing back images in the external media device on this product Play back images saved on an external media device from this product. 1. Connect this product to the external media device using a USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately).
  • Page 177 2. Select [Play without copying.]. 3. Select - [Edit/Copy] - [Delete], and then follow on-screen instructions to delete images. Related Topic Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Notes on use of the external media Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 178 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Creating a disc with a recorder You can copy images on this product onto a disc or video casette. Connect this product to a disc recorder with an AV cable (sold separately).
  • Page 179 Set [TV Type] to [4:3] if the screen size of your display device such as TV is 4:3. Related Topic Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Data Code TV Type Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 180 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E What you can do with the Wi-Fi function Explains what you can do using the Wi-Fi function of this product. Saving movies and photos to your computer Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet...
  • Page 181 Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote) Playing images on a TV (View on TV) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 182 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander You can operate this product using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander. 1. Install PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone.
  • Page 183 About the PlayMemories Mobile software Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet Connecting to an iPhone or iPad Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 184 How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote) You can operate this product using your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander.
  • Page 185 For the latest supported OS, refer to the download page of PlayMemories Mobile. Related Topic About the PlayMemories Mobile software Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 186 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Transfer images to your smartphone or tablet. 1. Install PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone. If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the software to the latest version.
  • Page 187 For the latest supported OS, refer to the download page of PlayMemories Mobile. Related Topic About the PlayMemories Mobile software Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet Connecting to an iPhone or iPad Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 188 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing) Transfer images to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet. Note Make sure that your smartphone is not in sleep mode and the screen is unlocked in advance.
  • Page 189 For the latest supported OS, refer to the download page of PlayMemories Mobile. Related Topic About the PlayMemories Mobile software Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 190 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Send to Computer You can transfer and save movies and photos to your computer. 1. Install the software on your computer. For Windows: PlayMemories Home www.sony.net/pm/ For Mac: Wireless Auto Import www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/...
  • Page 191 Access point settings WPS Push Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 192 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Playing images on a TV (View on TV) You can view images on your TV connected to the network by transferring images from this product without connecting this product and TV with a cable.
  • Page 193 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet Shows how to connect this product to your Android smartphone or tablet. Display the SSID and password in advance by selecting [Send to Smartphone] or [Ctrl with Smartphone] on this product.
  • Page 194 Related Topic About the PlayMemories Mobile software Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 195 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Connecting to an iPhone or iPad Shows how to connect this product to your iPhone or iPad. Display the SSID and password in advance by selecting [Send to Smartphone] or [Ctrl with Smartphone] on this product.
  • Page 196 6. Go back to Home and start up PlayMemories Mobile. Related Topic About the PlayMemories Mobile software Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 197 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet You can easily connect this product to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet. Note Make sure that your smartphone is not in sleep mode and the screen is unlocked in advance.
  • Page 198 About the PlayMemories Mobile software Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 199 Install the application from the applications store for your smartphone. If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the application to the latest version. For details on PlayMemories Mobile, visit the PlayMemories Mobile support page (www.sony.net/pmm/). Notes on use...
  • Page 200 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Setting up menu items This product has various menu items under each of 6 menu categories. 1. Select 2. Select a category. 3. Select your desired menu item. Note Select to finish setting the menu or to return to the previous screen.
  • Page 201 Some menu items or settings are not available, depending on the settings of this product. When you select grayed out menu items or settings, this product displays the reason why you cannot select the menu item. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 202 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E How to use the keyboard A keyboard is displayed on the LCD monitor when text needs to be entered. 1. Switch character types. Each time you touch the key, the type of character to be input switches between letters, numerals and symbols.
  • Page 203 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Movie You can select the movie recording mode. - [Shooting Mode] - [Movie]. Related Topic Recording movies Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 204 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Photo You can select the photo shooting mode. - [Shooting Mode] - [Photo]. Related Topic Shooting photos Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 205 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E White Balance You can adjust the color balance to the recording environment. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [White Balance] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items (Auto) (default setting): The white balance is adjusted automatically.
  • Page 206 While you are recording a movie, (One Push) cannot be set. If you set [White Balance], [Scene Selection] is set to [Auto]. Related Topic Scene Selection Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 207 2. Touch the subject of which you want to adjust the exposure and focus. To adjust the brightness and focus automatically, select [Auto]. Note [Exposure] and [Focus] are automatically set to [Manual]. Related Topic Exposure Focus Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 208 Manual Settings] - [Spot Meter]. 2. Touch the subject of which you want to adjust the exposure. To return the setting to automatic exposure, select [Auto]. Note [Exposure] is automatically set to [Manual]. Related Topic Exposure Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 209 Manual Settings] - [Spot Focus]. 2. Touch the subject of which you want to adjust the focus. To adjust the focus automatically, select [Auto]. Note [Focus] is automatically set to [Manual]. Related Topic Focus Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 210 Auto (default setting): The exposure is adjusted automatically. Manual: Select if the subject is white or the backlight is bright, or select if the subject is black or the light is dim. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 211 This product displays the focal distance information for a few seconds when [Focus] is set to [Manual] or when you set the focus manually. You can use this information as a guide when the subject is dark and focus adjustment is difficult. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 212 On (Adjusted number and EV): Adjust the automatic exposure level using when the subject is white or the background is bright, and when the subject is dark or the light is dim. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 213 Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): The white balance is adjusted automatically. On ( and adjusted number): Adjust the white balance using when the images appear bluish, and when the images appear reddish. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 214 - [Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [Low Lux] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): The Low Lux function is not used. On ( ): The Low Lux function is used. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 215 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Scene Selection You can record images effectively in various situations. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [Scene Selection] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items (Auto)(default setting): Adjusts image quality automatically.
  • Page 216 between this product and the subject. (Portrait): Brings out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background. (Spotlight): Prevents people’s faces from appearing excessively white when subjects are lit by strong light. (Beach): Takes the vivid blue of the ocean or a lake. (Snow): Takes bright pictures of a white landscape.
  • Page 217 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Picture Effect Allows you to shoot more impressive images by selecting the desired effect. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [Picture Effect] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Does not use the Picture Effect.
  • Page 218 When you switch this function on or off, the image will be paused temporarily. When [ Cinematone] is set to [On], the [Scene Selection] setting changes to [Auto]. Related Topic Scene Selection Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 219 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Fader You can record a transition with the following effects adding to the interval between scenes. Select the desired effect in [STBY] (to fading in) or [REC] (to fading out) mode.
  • Page 220 - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [ Self-Timer] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Cancels the self-timer. On ( Starts the self-timer recording. To cancel the recording, select Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 221 This product does not use the SteadyShot function. Note The angle of view will be changed after changing the settings of the [ SteadyShot] function. The zoom magnification varies depending on the [ SteadyShot] setting. Related Topic Zoom magnifications Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 222 - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [ SteadyShot] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): The SteadyShot function is used. Off ( The SteadyShot function is not used. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 223 - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [Digital Zoom] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Digital zoom cannot be used. 350: Up to 350 zoom is performed digitally. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 224 Camera Settings] - [Auto Back Light] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): The exposure for backlit subjects is adjusted automatically. Off: Does not adjust the exposure for backlit subjects. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 225 Shoot in a sufficiently bright place. The subject is not wearing glasses, a hat or mask. The subject faces directly towards the camera. Related Topic Recording subjects other than people (Tracking focus) Smile Shutter Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 226 The shutter is released when this product detects a smile whenever this product is in recording mode. Off (default setting): Smiles are not detected, so photos are not recorded automatically. Note Smiles may not be detected depending on recording conditions, subject conditions, and the setting of this product. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 227 Face] - [Smile Sensitivity] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Big Smile: Detects a big smile. Normal Smile (default setting): Detects a normal smile. Slight Smile: Detects even a slight smile. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 228 Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) floating close to the lens are accentuated by a flash, and they appear as white circular spots. To reduce this phenomenon, brighten the recording place and record the subject without a flash. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 229 - [Camera/Mic] - [ Flash] - [Flash Level] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items High: Makes the flash level higher. Normal (default setting): Normal flash level Low: Makes the flash level lower. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 230 The redeye reduction may not produce the desired effect due to individual differences and other conditions. The redeye function does not work with automatic recording by [Smile Shutter]. Related Topic Smile Shutter Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 231 The [Premium CloserVoice] function does not activate while an external microphone is connected to this product. When you set [Audio Rec Levell] to [Manual], [Premium CloserVoice] is set to [Off] automatically. When setting [My Voice Canceling] to [On], [Premium CloserVoice] deactivates. Related Topic Audio Rec Level Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 232 If you record while covering the microphone on the bottom of this product such as by attaching a tripod, [My Voice Canceling] may not work effectively. Related Topic Decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie (My Voice Canceling) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 233 On ( The microphone records sound following zooming in or out. Note When you set [Audio Rec Level] to [Manual], [Blt-in Zoom Mic] is set to [Off] automatically. Related Topic Audio Rec Level Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 234 When you set [Auto Wind NR] to [Off], Intelligent Auto is set to [Off]. [Auto Wind NR] will not function while an external microphone is attached to this product. Related Topic Intelligent Auto Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 235 - [Camera/Mic] - [ Microphone] - [Audio Mode] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items 5.1ch Surround ( ) (default setting): Records sound in 5.1ch surround. 2ch Stereo ( Records sound in 2ch stereo. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 236 When you are using a dedicated microphone that is connected with the Multi interface shoe, the recording level setting will be invalid, and you will not be able to adjust the recording level. After setting [My Voice Canceling] to [On], you cannot change the audio recording level anymore. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 237 Shooting Assist] - [Ctrl with Smartphone]. Related Topic Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 238 2. Select the menu item that you want to assign to a My Button using 3. Select one of the My Buttons to which the menu item will be assigned. 4. Select Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 239 Positioning the subject at the cross point of the grid lines makes a balanced composition. The lines is not recorded. The outer frame of grid lines shows the display area of a TV which is not compatible with full pixel display. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 240 Always displays. The rec and zoom buttons on the LCD monitor are not displayed. Note You cannot change the setting of the icons or indicators on the LCD monitor while in playback mode. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 241 - [Camera/Mic] - [ Shooting Assist] - [Audio Level Display] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): Displays audio level meter. Off: Does not display the audio level meter. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 242 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E REC Mode You can select your desired image quality for AVCHD movies. The recording time or the type of media device to which the images can be copied may differ, depending on the movie quality selected.
  • Page 243 Models with the PAL color system Note The media that the recorded images can be saved on will depend on the recording mode that has been set during recording. Related Topic REC Mode Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 244 Note When [ REC Mode] is set to [60p Quality (models with the NTSC color system)]/[50p Quality (models with the PAL color system)] , [Dual Video REC] will be set to [Off]. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 245 Image Size] - desired setting. L (9.2M) L (6.9M) S (2.1M) S (VGA) Note The image size selected with this setting also is applied to photos taken by the Dual Capture function. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 246 HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Event View You can play back recorded images by date of recording (Event View). - [Playback Function] - [Event View]. Related Topic Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 247 How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Scenario You can view Highlight Scenario that you have saved. - [Playback Function] - [ Scenario]. Related Topic Playing back a saved scenario Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 248 - [Edit/Copy] - [Send to Smartphone]. Related Topic Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 249 TV you use. For details, refer to the instruction manuals of the TV. 1. Press on this product to enter the playback mode. - [Edit/Copy] - [View on TV]. Related Topic Playing images on a TV (View on TV) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 250 Transfer images recorded with this product to your computer. 1. Press the button on this product to enter the playback mode. - [Edit/Copy] - [Send to Computer]. Related Topic Send to Computer Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 251 You can delete all images in the selected date at one time. Select the date you want to delete using , and then select Related Topic Deleting the selected images Deleting by date Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 252 You can remove the protection from all images in the selected date at one time. Select the date you want to remove the protection using , and then select Note You cannot select multiple dates. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 253 Connect this product to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to prevent this product from running out of power during copy. Related Topic Repair Img. DB F. Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) Saving images on an external media device Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 254 - [Edit/Copy] - [Direct Copy]. Note You can perform this operation when this product is connected to an external device. Related Topic Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 255 Records, plays or edits images on a memory card. Note You cannot select a different recording medium for movies and for photos. Related Topic Screen indicators Expected recording time of movies Expected number of recordable photos Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 256 Media Settings] - [Media Info]. Note Since there is a management file area, the used space is not displayed as 0% even if you perform [Format]. Related Topic Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) Format Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 257 Eject the memory card from this product. Disconnect the AC Adaptor. Remove the battery pack. Hint Perform [Empty] to prevent data on the internal memory from being recovered. (HDR- CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) Related Topic Protect Empty (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 258 Disconnect all cables except the AC Adaptor. Do not disconnect the AC Adaptor during the operation. If you stop performing [Empty] while [Executing...] appears, be sure to complete the operation by performing [Format] or [Empty] before you use this product next time. Related Topic Protect Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 259 Repair the image database file when necessary, such as when the image database repair message appears. - [Setup] - [ Media Settings] - [Repair Img. DB F.] - desired recording medium, and select Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 260 Assigns file numbers in sequence, following the largest file number existing on the recording medium. When the memory card is replaced with another one, the file number is assigned for each memory card. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 261 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Data Code During playback, this product displays the information recorded automatically at the time of recording. You can check the following information. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Data Code] - desired setting.
  • Page 262 Brightness Exposure Flash Note The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect this product to a TV. Depending on the recording media condition, [-- -- --] may appear. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 263 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Volume You can adjust the volume of playback sound. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Volume] - adjust the volume using Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 264 - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Motion Interval ADJ]. 2. Adjust the setting value of the residual image intervals with 3. Select Related Topic Viewing trajectory of a moving object (Motion Shot Video) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 265 HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Download Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540) You can transfer music files from audio CDs etc., to this product by connecting this product to a computer. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Download Music]. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 266 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Empty Music (HDR-CX540/PJ540) You can delete all music files stored on this product. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Empty Music]. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 267 Move this product or decrease the distance between this product and the access point. Related Topic Access point settings Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 268 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Access point settings You can register your access point manually. Before starting the procedure, check the SSID name, security mode, and password of the access point. The password may be preset in some devices. For details, see the access point operating instructions or contact the administrator.
  • Page 269 Note To give the registered access point priority, set [Priority Connection] to [On]. Hint For input method, see “How to use the keyboard.” Related Topic WPS Push How to use the keyboard Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 270 2. Select the input box, input the device name, and then select Hint For input method, see “How to use the keyboard.” Related Topic Access point settings How to use the keyboard Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 271 How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Disp MAC Address Display the MAC address of this product. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [Disp MAC Address]. The MAC address is displayed. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 272 Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote) Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 273 - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [Network Info Reset]. Note After resetting the connection information, you must set the smartphone or the access point again. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 274 B: Images recorded in 4:3 mode 4:3: Select this to view your movies and photos on a 4:3 standard TV. A: Images recorded in 16:9 (wide) mode B: Images recorded in 4:3 mode Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 275 Connection] - [HDMI Resolution] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Auto (default setting): Outputs the signal according to the TV automatically. 1080p: Outputs the 1080p signal. 1080i: Outputs the 1080i signal. 720p: Outputs the 720p signal. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 276 Connection] - [CTRL FOR HDMI] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): Operates this product using the TV’s Remote Commander. Off: Does not operate this product using the TV’s Remote Commander. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 277 Select this item if a USB connection does not start even when you connect this product to an external device with the Built-in USB Cable. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [USB Connect]. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 278 Windows 8, set [USB Connect Setting] to [Auto]. “Device Stage” is a menu of Windows 7 or Windows 8, that is used to manage devices (camcorder, camera, etc.) that are connected to the computer. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 279 500 mA power supply standard. Only the playback functions are available while this product is connected to a USB device that is compatible with the 500 mA power supply standard. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 280 Connection] - [USB LUN Setting] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Multi (default setting): Use this setting for ordinary operations. Single: Try this setting only if you cannot connect to an external device. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 281 You can turn on or off the melody which sounds when you start/stop recording, or operate this product. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Beep] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): A melody sounds. Off: Cancels the melody. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 282 Descriptions of menu items Normal (default setting): Normal setting (normal brightness). Bright: Select this when the LCD monitor is not bright enough. This adjustment does not affect the recorded images in any way. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 283 - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Airplane Mode] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Normal setting. On ( Use the setting when you are on board an airplane. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 284 General Settings] - [Power ON w/monitor] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): Turns on/off this product when opening/closing the LCD monitor. Off: Select this setting when you want to close the LCD monitor during recording. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 285 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Language Setting You can select the language to be used on the LCD monitor. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Language Setting] - desired language. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 286 Do not use a sharp-pointed object for calibration. Doing so may damage the LCD monitor. You cannot calibrate the LCD monitor if it is rotated, or closed with the LCD monitor facing out. Hint Select [Cancel] to cancel calibration. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 287 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Battery Info You can check the estimated remaining capacity of the battery pack. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Battery Info]. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 288 1 minute. Off: The backlight of the LCD monitor is always on brightly. This product does not turn off automatically. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 289 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Initialize All the settings return to the default. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Initialize] - Hint Even if you use this function, all movies and photos are retained. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 290 The movie is the one that was recorded first. The movie is saved on the internal memory. The movie is recorded in the AVCHD format. When you operate this product, the demonstration playback will be suspended. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 291 You can select the order of year, month and day displayed. Daylight Savings/Summer Time: Sets the summertime. The clock is set to move the time forward 1 hour. Date & Time: You can set the clock. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 292 You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Select your local area when using this product in other time zones. - [Setup] - [ Clock Settings] - [Area Setting] - [Home] - desired setting. Hint You can set another place as a [Destination]. Related Topic World time difference Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 293: Charging Time

    °F). It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 ˚C to 30 ˚C (50 °F to 86 °F). The charging times are measured without using the USB Connection support cable. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 294 Times measured when using this product at 25 ˚C (77 °F). 10 ˚C to 30 ˚C (50 °F to 86 °F) is recommended. The recording and playback time will be shorter, depending on the conditions under which you use this product, such as when use this product in low temperatures. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 295 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Expected playback time with each battery pack Approximate playback time with each battery pack is shown as follows. NP-FV50 (supplied): 240 min NP-FV70: 490 min NP-FV100: 980 min Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 296 This product uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the media. Movies containing quickly moving and complex images are recorded at a higher bit-rate, and this reduces the overall recording time. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 297 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Expected recording time of movies The expected recording time when saving on the internal memory is shown as follows. HDR-CX540/PJ540/PJ540E: 60p Quality (*)/50p Quality (**): [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 2 h 30 min (2 h 30 min)
  • Page 298 If you want to record up to the maximum recording time, you need to delete the demonstration movie on this product (models with the internal memory). Related Topic Notes on recording movies Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 299 Expected number of recordable photos The expected number of images you can save on the internal memory is shown as follows. You can record a maximum of 40,000 MP4 movies and photos collectively. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 300 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Expected recording time of movies The expected recording time of movies when saving on a memory card is shown as follows. 16 GB 60p Quality (*)/50p Quality (**): [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 1 h 15 min (1 h 15 min)
  • Page 301 [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 24 h 50 min (20 h 25 min) Models with the NTSC color system Models with the PAL color system Note When using a Sony memory card. The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable time. Related Topic Notes on recording movies...
  • Page 302 LCD monitor during recording. The number of recordable photos of memory card may vary depending on the recording conditions. The unique image processing system of Sony’s BIONZ X allows still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.
  • Page 303 Approx. 3 Mbps (average) 1,280 x 720 pixels/30p(*), 1,280 x 720 pixels/24p(*) or 1,280 x 720 pixels/25p(**), 16:9 Models with the NTSC color system Models with the PAL color system Related Topic Notes on recording movies Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 304 The photo recording pixels and the aspect ratio. Photo recording mode, Dual capture: 4,032 × 2,272 dots/16:9 3,024 × 2,272 dots/4:3 1,920 × 1,080 dots/16:9 640 × 480 dots/4:3 Capturing a photo from a movie: 1,920 × 1,080 dots/16:9 Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 305 Hint As the AVCHD format uses a compression coding technology, the picture may be disturbed in scenes where picture, field angles or brightness, etc. change drastically, but this is not a malfunction. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 306 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E About the memory card A memory card formatted by a computer (Windows OS/Mac OS) is not guaranteed to be compatible with this product. Data read/write speed may vary depending on the combination of the memory card and memory card compliant product you use.
  • Page 307 Memory Stick PRO Duo media. This product cannot record or play back data that uses MagicGate technology. MagicGate is a copyright protection technology that records and transfers the contents in an encrypted format. Related Topic Format Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 308 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack This product operates only with an InfoLITHIUM V series battery packs. InfoLITHIUM V series battery packs have the mark. What is an InfoLITHIUM battery pack? An InfoLITHIUM battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for communicating information related to operating conditions between this product and an AC Adaptor/charger (sold separately).
  • Page 309 Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If the interval between charges becomes significantly short, the battery pack may need to be replaced with a new one. Each battery’s life depends on storage, operating and environmental conditions. Related Topic Power Save Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 310 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E On use and care On recording Before starting to record, test the recording function to make sure the image and sound are recorded without any problems. Compensation for the contents of recordings cannot be provided, even if recording or playback is not possible due to a malfunction of this product, recording media, etc.
  • Page 311 Do not let your product get wet, for example, from rain or sea water. If your product gets wet, it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired. If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your product and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further.
  • Page 312 How to charge the pre-installed rechargeable battery Connect this product to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor, and leave it with the LCD monitor closed for more than 24 hours. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 313 When this product is connected to other devices through a USB connection and the power of this product is turned on, do not close the LCD monitor. The image data that has been recorded may be lost. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 314 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Notes on optional accessories We recommend using genuine Sony accessories. Genuine Sony accessories may not be available in some countries/regions. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 315 When you bring this product from a cold place into a warm place, put this product in a plastic bag and seal it tightly. Remove the bag when the air temperature inside the plastic bag has reached the surrounding temperature (after about 1 hour). Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 316 Even if you delete all movies and still images, or perform [Format], data on the internal memory may not be completely erased. It is recommended that you perform [Empty] to prevent the recovery of your data. Related Topic Format Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 317 If you wipe the LCD monitor strongly with a tissue, etc., the coating of the LCD monitor may be scratched. If the LCD monitor becomes dirty with fingerprints or dust, it is recommended that you gently remove those from the screen then clean it with a soft cloth, etc. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 318 Using chemicals such as thinner, benzine, alcohol, chemical cloths, insect repellent, insecticide and sunscreen Handling this product with the above substances on your hands Leaving this product in contact with rubber or vinyl objects for a long period of time Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 319 When the lens is exposed to salty air such as at the seaside Store in a well-ventilated location subject to little dirt or dust. To prevent mold, periodically clean and store the lens as described above. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 320 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Using this product abroad Power supply You can use this product in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with this product within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range. You can also charge the battery pack.
  • Page 321 - [Setup] - [ Clock Settings] - [Area Setting]. Related Topic Connecting this product to a high definition TV Connecting this product to a non-high-definition TV World time difference Area Setting Date & Time Setting Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 322 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E World time difference The time difference for cities worldwide is shown as follows. GMT: Lisbon/London +01:00: Berlin/Paris +02:00: Helsinki/Cairo/Istanbul +03:00: Nairobi +03:30: Tehran +04:00: Moscow/Abu Dhabi/Baku +04:30: Kabul +05:00:...
  • Page 323 Fiji/Wellington -11:00: Midway Island -10:00: Hawaii -09:00: Alaska -08:00: LosAngeles/Tijuana -07:00: Denver/Arizona -06:00: Chicago/MexicoCity -05:00: New York/Bogota -04:00: Santiago -03:30: St. John's -03:00: Brasilia/Montevideo -02:00: Fernando de Noronha -01:00: Azores/Cape Verde Is. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 324 Micro, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, , MagicGate, , MagicGate Memory Stick and MagicGate Memory Stick Duo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. InfoLITHIUM is a trademark of Sony Corporation. BIONZ X is a trademark of Sony Corporation. BRAVIA and Photo TV HD are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 325 Add further enjoyment with your PlayStation 3 by downloading the application for PlayStation 3 from PlayStation Store (where available.) The application for PlayStation 3 requires PlayStation Network account and application download. Accessible in areas where the PlayStation Store is available. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 326 Help Guide How to Use Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Notes on the License ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206.
  • Page 327 SteadyShot set to [Active] 60 times When recording a movie or photo with SteadyShot set to [Standard] or [Off] 30 times When [Digital Zoom] is set to [350x] 350 times Related Topic Zooming Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 328 (backup) before sending this product for repair. We will not compensate you for any loss of internal memory (HDR- CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) data. During repair, we may check a minimum amount of data stored on the internal memory (HDR- CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) in order to investigate the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy nor retain your data. Related Topic...
  • Page 329 The plug of the AC Adaptor has been disconnected from a wall outlet (wall socket). Connect it to a wall outlet (wall socket). Related Topic Attaching the battery pack Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 330 Disconnect the AC Adaptor from a wall outlet (wall socket) or remove the battery pack, then reconnect it after about 1 minute. Related Topic Attaching the battery pack Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 331 While Intelligent Auto is active, some menu settings related to image quality will be changed automatically. The following menu items return to the default settings when you switch between movie recording, photo recording and playback modes. Fader] Self-Timer] Related Topic Fader Self-Timer Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 332 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E This product gets warm. This product may become warm during operation. This is not a malfunction. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 333 If no noise is heard when this product is turned on and is in movie/photo recording mode, the noise is produced by the movement of the internal lens. This is not a malfunction. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 334 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Intelligent Auto is canceled. The Intelligent Auto setting is canceled if you change the following settings: [White Balance] [Spot Meter/Fcs] [Spot Meter] [Spot Focus] [Exposure] [Focus] [AE Shift] [White Balance Shift]...
  • Page 335 SteadyShot (Photo) Auto Back Light Face Detection Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 336 In the default setting, this product turns itself off when no operations are performed for more than about 2 minutes ([Power Save]). Change the setting of [Power Save], or turn on the power again. Charge the battery pack. Related Topic Power Save Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 337 Connect the power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet (wall socket) properly. The battery charge is completed. Related Topic Attaching the battery pack Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 338 If the temperature of the battery pack is too high or too low, you may not be able to charge it. Attach the charged battery pack to this product correctly. If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from a wall outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged. Notes on use...
  • Page 339 The battery pack has not been charged enough. Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, replace the battery pack with a new one. The indicated remaining battery power may not be correct depending on the environment in which this product is used. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 340 The ambient temperature is too high or low. This is not a malfunction. The battery pack has not been charged enough. Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, replace the battery pack with a new one. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 341 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Menu items are grayed out. You cannot select grayed out items in the current recording/playback situation. There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 342 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E The buttons do not appear on the LCD monitor. Touch the LCD monitor lightly. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 343 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E The buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly or do not work at all. Adjust the touch panel ([Calibration]). Related Topic Calibration Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 344 The buttons on the LCD monitor quickly disappear. If you set [Display Setting] to [On], the buttons do not disappear from the LCD monitor while in recording mode. Related Topic Display Setting Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 345 There are dots in the shape of a grid on the monitor. These dots are a normal result of the manufacturing process of the monitor and do not affect the recording in any way. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 346 In the default setting, the backlight of the LCD monitor turns off automatically if you do not attempt to operate this product for more than about 1 minute ([Power Save]). Related Topic Power Save Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 347 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Operations using the memory card cannot be performed. If you use the memory card formatted on a computer, format it again on this product. Related Topic Format Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 348 Images stored on the memory card cannot be deleted. The maximum number of images that you can delete on the index screen at one time is 100. You cannot delete the protected images. Related Topic Protect Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 349 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E The data file name is not indicated correctly or flashes. The file is damaged. The file format is not supported by this product. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 350 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Images cannot be played back or the memory card is not recognized. The playback device does not support playing back memory cards. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 351 This product is recording the image you have just shot on the recording media. You cannot make new recording during this period. The recording media is full. Delete unnecessary images. Total number of movie scenes or photos exceeds the recordable capacity of this product. Delete unnecessary images. Related Topic Delete Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 352 REC Mode] or [ Frame Rate] selected. When you select a [Picture Effect] item, you cannot record photos in the movie recording mode. Related Topic Fader REC Mode Frame Rate Picture Effect Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 353 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording has stopped. This product is recording the scene you have just shot on the memory card. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 354 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E The imaging field looks different. The imaging field may look different depending on the condition of this product. This is not a malfunction. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 355 The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected recording time of the recording media. Depending on the recording conditions, the time available for recording may be shorter, for example when recording a fast moving object, etc. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 356 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E This product stops recording. If you keep applying vibration on this product, recording may stop. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 357 On this product, there may be a slight time difference between the moment when you press START/STOP and when the actual movie recording starts/stops. This is not a malfunction. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 358 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E The auto focus does not function. Set [Focus] to [Auto]. If the auto focus does not lock on the subject, adjust the focus manually. Related Topic Focus Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 359 SteadyShot] to [On]. Even if [ SteadyShot] is set to [Active] or [Standard], [ SteadyShot] to [On], this product may not be able to compensate for excessive vibrations. Related Topic SteadyShot (Movie) SteadyShot (Photo) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 360 If you record and delete images repeatedly for a long time, the files on the recording media may become fragmented and images cannot be recorded or played back correctly. After backing up the images on other media, perform [Format] of the recording media on this product. Related Topic Format Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 361 This is called the focal plane phenomenon. This is not a malfunction. Because of the way the image device (CMOS sensor) reads out image signals, the subjects passing by the lens rapidly might appear crooked depending on the recording conditions. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 362 Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Horizontal stripes appear on the images. This occurs when recording images under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury lamp. This is not a malfunction. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 363 You cannot set [Monitor Brightness] when: The LCD monitor is closed on this product with the LCD monitor facing out. The power is supplied from the AC Adaptor. Related Topic Monitor Brightness Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 364 The sound will be recorded correctly by restoring the microphone connection at the start of movie recording. If you turn the volume down to the minimum level by adjusting in [Audio Rec Level], the sound of movies cannot be recorded. Related Topic Audio Rec Level Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 365 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Photos are recorded automatically. When [Smile Shutter] is set to [Dual Capture] or [Always On], photos are recorded automatically when this product detects a smile. Related Topic Smile Shutter Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 366 Select the movie type (HD/MP4) you want to play with the movie format select button. Images recorded on other devices may not be played back. This is not a malfunction. Related Topic Media Select (HDR-CX540/CX610E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E) Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 367 You may not be able to play back photos if you have changed file or folder names, or have edited the data on a computer. (The file name flashes in that case.) This is not a malfunction. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 368 Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E The movie freezes. Photos which were recorded while recording a movie are played back. In the default setting, movies and photos are played back continuously. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 369 You removed the AC Adaptor or the battery pack while the recording media icon at the top right corner of the screen is lit, or before the access lamp is turned off after recording. This may damage your image data and is displayed. Related Topic Repair Img. DB F. Delete Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 370 Turn up the volume. If you turn the volume down to the minimum level by adjusting in [Audio Rec Level], the sound of movies cannot be recorded. Related Topic Volume Audio Rec Level Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 371 This happens when sound recorded in 5.1ch surround is converted to 2ch (normal stereo sound) by a computer or other device. This is not a malfunction. Record sound with [Audio Mode] set to [2ch Stereo]. Related Topic Using the PlayMemories Home software Audio Mode Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 372 Depending on its setting, the wireless access point may not appear on this product. Refer to the instruction manual for the wireless access point for the correct settings. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 373 Depending on the wireless access point setting, [WPS Push] may not be available. Confirm the password and SSID of the wireless access point to set [Access point settings]. Related Topic Access point settings Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 374 [Ctrl with Smartphone], [Send to Smartphone], [Send to Computer] or [View on TV] terminates prematurely. If the battery level is low, [Ctrl with Smartphone], [Send to Smartphone], [Send to Computer] or [View on TV] may terminate prematurely. Charge the battery pack before use. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 375 To send a movie to your smartphone, be sure to record it in the MP4 format. Before shooting a movie to be transferred to a smartphone, set [Dual Video REC] to [On]. Related Topic Dual Video REC Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 376 The shooting screen does not display smoothly. The connection is cut off. Depending on the signal conditions, communication between the smartphone and this product may not work correctly. Reduce the distance between this product and the smartphone. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 377 (N mark) on this product with 2 or more smartphones at the same time. When running another application that uses the NFC function on your smartphone, close the application. Related Topic Airplane Mode Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 378 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Unable to edit. Unable to edit because of the condition of the image. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 379 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E A movie cannot be divided. The following movies cannot be divided. Movies that are too short MP4 movies Release the protection, and then divide. Related Topic Protect Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 380 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E The demonstration movies cannot be deleted. (models with the internal memory) Release the protection, and then delete them. Related Topic Protect Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 381 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV. Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the images. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 382 However, this may cause slight trimming of the top, bottom, right, and left edges of images when played back on a TV which is not compatible with full pixel display. It is recommended you record images using the outer frame of [Grid Line] as a guide. Related Topic Grid Line Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 383 HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E The image appears distorted on the 4:3 TV. This happens when viewing an image on a 4:3 TV. Set [TV Type] correctly and play back the image. Related Topic TV Type Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 384 HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the LCD monitor of the 4:3 TV. This happens when viewing an image on a 4:3 TV. This is not a malfunction. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 385 Images are not copied correctly. You cannot copy images using the HDMI cable. An AV cable (sold separately) is not connected properly. Make sure that the cable is connected to the input jack of the device. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 386 PlayMemories Home cannot be installed. An Internet connection is required to install PlayMemories Home. Check the computer environment or installation procedure required to install PlayMemories Home. Related Topic Using the PlayMemories Home software Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 387 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E PlayMemories Home does not work correctly. Quit PlayMemories Home and restart your computer. Related Topic Using the PlayMemories Home software Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 388 When both the Built-in USB Cable and the Multi/Micro USB terminal of this product are connected to the external devices at the same time, disconnect the one that is not connected to a computer. Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 389 If indicators appear on the LCD monitor, check the following. If the problem persists even after you have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. In this case, when you contact them, give them all the numbers of the error code beginning with C or E.
  • Page 390 There is not enough free spaces for recording images. After storing the images on other media, delete unnecessary images, or format the memory card. The image data base file may be damaged. Check the data base file by selecting - [Setup] - [ Media Settings] - [Repair Img.
  • Page 391 Picture Effect SteadyShot (Movie) Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 392 Help Guide Troubleshooting Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX530E/CX540/CX610E/PJ530E/PJ540/PJ540E/PJ610E Warning Indicators If messages appear on the LCD monitor, follow the instructions. Cannot recognize the internal memory. Format and use again. The internal memory of this product is set differently from the default format. Performing [Format] may enable you to use this product.
  • Page 393 product. By connecting this product to a computer after repairing the database, you can import backed-up high definition image quality (HD) movies to the computer using the PlayMemories Home software installed on the computer. However, it is not guaranteed that all movies can be imported to the computer. Buffer overflow.
  • Page 394 Protecting movies/photos, or releasing the protection Copying movies/photos Data protected. You tried to delete protected data. Release the protection of the data. Related Topic Repair Img. DB F. Format Delete Protect Copy Notes on use 4-531-298-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...