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Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera ILCE-6300
How to Use

Before Use

Names of parts

Checking the camera and the supplied items [1]
Identifying parts [2]
Identifying parts Lens E PZ 16–50mm F3.5–5.6 OSS (supplied with ILCE-6300L) [3]

Icons and indicators

List of icons on the screen [4]
List of focus range finder frames [5]

Using the strap

Using the shoulder strap [6]
Attaching the eyepiece cup
Attaching the eyepiece cup [7]

Adjusting the viewfinder

Adjusting the viewfinder (diopter-adjustment) [8]
In-Camera guide
About the [In-Camera Guide] [9]

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  • Page 1: Before Use

    Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera ILCE-6300 How to Use Before Use Names of parts Checking the camera and the supplied items [1] Identifying parts [2] Identifying parts Lens E PZ 16–50mm F3.5–5.6 OSS (supplied with ILCE-6300L) [3] Icons and indicators List of icons on the screen [4] List of focus range finder frames [5] Using the strap Using the shoulder strap [6]...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Preparing the camera Charging the battery pack Inserting the battery pack into the camera [10] Charging the battery pack while it is inserted in the camera [11] Charging by connecting to a computer [12] Battery life and the number of images that can be recorded/played back using a battery pack [13] Supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket) [14] Removing the battery pack [15]...
  • Page 3 Using the Fn (Function) button [27] Using the "Quick Navi" [28] Shooting Shooting still images/movies Shooting still images [29] Shooting movies [30] Selecting a shooting mode List of mode dial functions [31] Intelligent Auto [32] Superior Auto [33] About Scene Recognition [34] The advantages of automatic shooting [35] Program Auto [36] Sweep Panorama [37]...
  • Page 4 About zoom scale [49] Zoom Ring Rotate [50] Using the flash Using flash [51] Notes on using the flash [52] Flash Mode [53] Flash Comp. [54] FEL Lock [55] Selecting a screen display mode Switching the screen display (Shooting) [56] DISP Button (Finder) [57] DISP Button (Monitor) [58] TC/UB Disp.
  • Page 5 MF Assist (still image) [73] Focus Magnifier [74] Focus Magnif. Time [75] AF in Focus Mag. (still image) [76] Peaking Level [77] Peaking Color [78] Pre-AF (still image) [79] Eye-Start AF (still image) [80] AF/MF control [81] AF Illuminator (still image) [82] AF Micro Adj.
  • Page 6 Selecting a drive mode (Continuous shooting/Self-timer) Drive Mode [103] Cont. Shooting [104] Self-timer [105] Self-timer(Cont) [106] Cont. Bracket [107] Single Bracket [108] WB bracket [109] DRO Bracket [110] Settings for bracket shooting [111] Indicator during bracket shooting [112] Selecting the ISO sensitivity ISO [113] ISO AUTO Min.
  • Page 7 Movie recording formats [123] File Format (movie) [124] Record Setting (movie) [125] Dual Video REC [126] Marker Display (movie) [127] Marker Settings (movie) [128] Audio Recording [129] Audio Level Display [130] Audio Rec Level [131] Wind Noise Reduct. [132] Auto Slow Shut. (movie) [133] MOVIE Button [134] Picture Profile [135] Customizing the shooting functions for convenient use...
  • Page 8: White

    Face Registration (New Registration) [151] Face Registration (Order Exchanging) [152] Face Registration (Delete) [153] Red Eye Reduction [154] Auto Obj. Framing (still image) [155] SteadyShot [156] Long Exposure NR (still image) [157] High ISO NR (still image) [158] Color Space (still image) [159] Grid Line [160] Auto Review [161] Live View Display [162]...
  • Page 9: Zoom

    Playback zoom [179] Image Index [180] Switching the screen display (during playback) [181] Deleting images Deleting a displayed image [182] Deleting multiple selected images [183] Playing back movies Playing back movies [184] Viewing panoramic images Playing back panoramic images [185] Printing Specify Printing [186] Using viewing functions...
  • Page 10: Movie

    Monitor Brightness [194] Viewfinder Bright. [195] Finder Color Temp. [196] Gamma Disp. Assist [197] Volume Settings [198] Audio signals [199] Upload Settings(Eye-Fi) [200] Tile Menu [201] Mode Dial Guide [202] Delete confirm. [203] Display Quality [204] Pwr Save Start Time [205] NTSC/PAL Selector [206] Cleaning the image sensor (Cleaning Mode) [207] Demo Mode [208]...
  • Page 11: Connecting This Product And A Smartphone

    Set File Name [227] Select REC Folder [228] New Folder [229] Folder Name [230] Recover Image DB [231] Display Media Info. [232] Version [233] Certification Logo (For some models only) [234] Setting Reset [235] Using Wi-Fi functions Connecting this product and a Smartphone PlayMemories Mobile [236] Connecting an Android smartphone to this product using the QR code [237] Connecting an iPhone or iPad to this product using the QR code [238]...
  • Page 12: Transferring Images To A Tv

    Transferring images to a TV View on TV [247] Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions Airplane Mode [248] WPS Push [249] Access Point Set. [250] Edit Device Name [251] Disp MAC Address [252] SSID/PW Reset [253] Reset Network Set. [254] Adding applications to the product PlayMemories Camera Apps PlayMemories Camera Apps [255]...
  • Page 13: Using A Computer

    Using a computer Recommended computer environment Recommended computer environment [264] Using the software PlayMemories Home [265] Installing PlayMemories Home [266] Software for Mac computers [267] Image Data Converter [268] Installing Image Data Converter [269] Accessing Image Data Converter Guide [270] Remote Camera Control [271] Installing Remote Camera Control [272] Accessing the Help of Remote Camera Control [273]...
  • Page 14: Memory

    Precautions [281] On the internal rechargeable battery [282] Notes on the battery pack [283] Charging the battery pack [284] Notes on memory card [285] Cleaning this product On cleaning [286] Number of recordable still images and recordable time of movies Number of still images [287] Recordable time of movies [288] Using this product abroad...
  • Page 15: Focus

    Troubleshooting If you have problems If you have problems Troubleshooting [299] Troubleshooting Battery pack and power You cannot insert the battery pack into the product. [300] You cannot turn on the product. [301] The power turns off suddenly. [302] The battery pack discharges quickly. [303] The product gets hot.
  • Page 16: Picture

    The flash does not work. [318] Fuzzy white circular spots appear on images shot using the flash. [319] The close-up shooting function (Macro) does not work. [320] The recording date and time are not displayed on the screen. [321] The date and time are recorded incorrectly. [322] The aperture value and/or shutter speed flashes.
  • Page 17: Memory Cards

    Wi-Fi You cannot find the wireless access point to be connected. [347] [WPS Push] does not work. [348] [Send to Computer] is canceled halfway. [349] You cannot send movies to a smartphone. [350] [Smart Remote Embedded] or [Send to Smartphone] is canceled halfway. [351] The shooting screen for [Smart Remote Embedded] is not displayed smoothly./The connection between this product and the smartphone is disconnected.
  • Page 18 Settings are reset even though resetting operation has not been performed. [367] The product does not work properly. [368] Messages Messages Warning messages [369] Situations this product has difficulty handling Situations this product has difficulty handling Situations this product has difficulty handling [370] [1] How to Use Before Use Names of parts...
  • Page 19: Manual

    Multiple power cords may be supplied with your camera. Use the appropriate one that matches your country/region. Shoulder strap (1) Eyepiece cup (1) Shoe cap (1) (attached on the camera) Instruction Manual (1) Wi-Fi Connection/One-touch (NFC) Guide (1) ILCE-6300 Body cap (1) (attached on the camera) ILCE-6300L E PZ 16 –...
  • Page 20: Movie Recording

    When the lens is removed 1. Shutter button 2. C1 (Custom 1) button 3. Remote sensor 4. Wi-Fi antenna (built-in) 5. ON/OFF (Power) switch 6. Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator 7. Lens release button 8. Microphone* 9. Lens 10. Mount 11. Image sensor** 12.
  • Page 21 For details on compatible accessories for the multi interface shoe and the Multi/Micro USB Terminal, visit the Sony web site, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. You can also use accessories that are compatible with the accessory shoe.
  • Page 22 1. Eye sensor 2. Viewfinder 3. Eyepiece cup Not attached to the camera at the factory. It is recommended that you attach the eyepiece cup when you intend to use the viewfinder. Attaching/removing the eyepiece cup Match the bottom side of the eyepiece cup to the viewfinder, and attach it by pushing the top side of the eyepiece cup in.
  • Page 23: Af/mf

    (Flash pop-up) button 7. MENU button 8. AF/MF/AEL switch lever 9. For shooting: AF/MF button/AEL button For viewing: (Enlarge) button 10. MOVIE (Movie) button 11. For shooting: Fn (Function) button For viewing: (Send to Smartphone) button You can display the screen for [Send to Smartphone] by pressing this button. 12.
  • Page 24: List Of Icons On The Screen

    Make sure that the cord is not pinched when you close the cover. 3. Tripod socket hole Use a tripod with a screw less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inches) long. Otherwise, you cannot firmly secure the camera, and damage to the camera may occur. 4.
  • Page 25: Sweep

    The displayed contents and their positions shown below are just a guideline, and may differ from the actual display. Monitor mode Viewfinder mode In Auto Mode or Scene Selection mode P/A/S/M/Sweep Panorama mode For playback...
  • Page 26: Histogram Display

    Basic information display Histogram display P P* A S M Shoot Mode Memory recall NO CARD Memory card status/Uploading status Scene Recognition icons Scene Selection Remaining number of recordable images Aspect ratio of still images 24M / 20M / 12M / 10M / 6.0M / 5.1M Image size of still images...
  • Page 27 Image quality of still images Frame rate of movies Record setting of movies NFC is activated 100% Remaining battery Remaining battery warning USB power supply Flash charge in progress AF Illuminator Auto object framing image SteadyShot Off/On, Camera shake warning Airplane Mode No audio recording of movies Wind Noise Reduct.
  • Page 28: Focus

    View Mode 100-0003 Folder number-File number File format of movies Protect DPOF DPOF set Dual Video REC PC Remote Silent Shooting Bright Monitoring Copyright information writing on 120fps100fps Frame rate for HFR shooting Gamma Disp. Assist Drive Mode Metering Mode Flash Mode/Red Eye Reduction ±0.0 Flash Comp.
  • Page 29: Creative

    Focus Area 35mm Lens focal length 7500K A5 G5 White Balance D-Range Optimizer/Auto HDR Smile/Face Detect. +3 +3 +3 Creative Style Soft Skin Effect Picture Effect Smile detection sensitivity indicator ― Picture Profile Copyright information exists for image Finder Frame Rate Lock-on AF Guide display for Center button Lock-on AF Select Focus Point On/Off...
  • Page 30: Audio Level

    Bracket indicator STBY Movie recording standby REC 0:12 Recording time of the movie (m:s) Control wheel function Control dial function Focus 1/250 Shutter speed F3.5 Aperture Value ±0.0 Metered Manual ±0.0 Exposure compensation ISO400 ISO sensitivity AE lock/FEL lock Shutter speed indicator Aperture indicator Histogram Digital level gauge...
  • Page 31: Metering

    Picture Effect error Auto HDR image warning 2016-1-1 10:37AM Date of recording File number/Number of images in the view mode REC Control Spot metering area 00:00:00:00 Time code (hour:minute:second:frame) 00 00 00 00 User Bit [5] How to Use Before Use Icons and indicators List of focus range finder frames The focus range finder frame differs as follows depending on the shooting mode.
  • Page 32: Using The Shoulder Strap

    When [Focus Area] is set to [Wide] or [Zone] and you aim at a moving subject, the focus range finder frame for "When focusing on a smaller area" may be displayed. When you attach an A-mount lens with a Mount Adaptor (LA-EA1 or LA-EA3) (sold separately) and [ AF System] is set to [Phase Detection AF], the focus range finder frame for "When focusing on a smaller area"...
  • Page 33 [7] How to Use Before Use Attaching the eyepiece cup Attaching the eyepiece cup It is recommended that you attach the eyepiece cup when you intend to use the viewfinder. 1. Match the bottom side of the eyepiece cup to the viewfinder, and attach it by pushing the top side of the eyepiece cup in.
  • Page 34: Inserting The Battery Pack Into The

    1. Turn the diopter-adjustment dial. [9] How to Use Before Use In-Camera guide About the [In-Camera Guide] The [In-Camera Guide] displays descriptions of MENU items, Fn (Function) button, and settings, and if a function cannot be set, the reason why. 1.
  • Page 35: Charging The Battery Pack While It Is Inserted In The

    2. Insert the battery pack while pressing the lock lever (A) with the tip of the battery until the battery locks into place. 3. Close the cover. [11] How to Use Preparing the camera Charging the battery pack Charging the battery pack while it is inserted in the camera...
  • Page 36 When using the camera for the first time, be sure to charge the battery pack. The charged battery pack will discharge little by little, even if you do not use it. To avoid missing a shooting opportunity, charge the battery pack before shooting. 1.
  • Page 37: Charging By Connecting To A

    Doing so may cause a deterioration in battery performance. When charging is finished, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket). Be sure to use only genuine Sony brand battery packs, micro USB cables (supplied) and AC Adaptors (supplied). [12] How to Use...
  • Page 38: Screen Mode

    The battery life and number of images that can be recorded is for shooting under the following conditions: The battery pack is used at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F). Using the lens E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Using Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2) media (sold separately) [Viewfinder Bright.]: [Manual][±0] [Monitor Brightness]: [Manual][±0]...
  • Page 39 [Display Quality]: [Standard] The number for “Shooting (still images)” is based on the CIPA standard, and is for shooting under the following conditions (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association): DISP: [Display All Info.] Focus Mode: [Automatic AF] One picture is taken every 30 seconds. The flash strobes once for every two pictures.
  • Page 40: Inserting A Memory

    Under certain conditions, power may be supplied from the battery pack supplementarily even if you are using the AC adaptor. Do not remove the Micro USB cable while power is supplied from a wall outlet (wall socket). Before you remove the Micro USB cable, turn off the camera. Depending on the camera and battery temperature, the continuous recording time may be shortened while power is supplied from a wall outlet (wall socket).
  • Page 41 2. Insert the memory card. Ensure that the notched corner is facing in the correct direction. With the notched corner facing in the direction illustrated, insert the memory card until it clicks into place. 3. Close the cover. Hint When you use a memory card with this product for the first time, it is recommended that you format the card using the product for stable performance of the memory card.
  • Page 42: Removing The Memory

    [17] How to Use Preparing the camera Inserting a memory card (sold separately) Removing the memory card How to remove the memory card 1. Open the battery/memory card cover. 2. Make sure that the access lamp (A) is not lit. 3.
  • Page 43: Usable Memory

    [18] How to Use Preparing the camera Inserting a memory card (sold separately) Usable memory cards You can use the following types of memory cards with this camera. For movies, refer to “Memory cards that can be used for movie recording” on this page. Usable Memory Stick media Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2) Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo...
  • Page 44: Attaching The Lens

    Memory Stick Micro (M2) (Mark2) SD memory card / microSD memory card (SD Speed Class 4 or faster, or UHS Speed Class U1 or faster) SDHC memory card / microSDHC memory card (SD Speed Class 4 or faster, or UHS Speed Class U1 or faster) SDXC memory card / microSDXC memory card (SD Speed Class 4 or faster, or UHS Speed Class U1 or faster)
  • Page 45 When changing the lens, work quickly in a dust-free location to keep dust or debris from getting inside the camera. When shooting, remove the front lens cap from the front of the lens. 2. Mount the lens by aligning the two white index marks (mounting indexes) on the lens and camera.
  • Page 46: Removing The

    Note Do not press the lens release button when attaching a lens. Do not use force when attaching a lens. A Mount Adaptor (sold separately) is required to use an A-mount lens (sold separately). When using the Mount Adaptor, refer to the operating manual supplied with the Mount Adaptor.
  • Page 47: Attaching The Lens Hood

    Remove any dust from the caps before attaching them. [21] How to Use Preparing the camera Attaching a lens Attaching the lens hood We recommend that you use the lens hood to prevent light outside the shooting frame from affecting the image. 1.
  • Page 48: Notes On Changing The

    [22] How to Use Preparing the camera Attaching a lens Notes on changing the lens When changing the lens, if dust or debris gets inside the camera and adheres to the surface of the image sensor (the part that converts the light to an electric signal), it may appear as dark spots on the image, depending on the shooting environment.
  • Page 49: Drive

    Note This camera does not have a function for inserting the date on images. You can insert the date on images and then save and print them using PlayMemories Home (For Windows only). If the date and time setting is cancelled halfway, the setting screen for the date and time appears every time you turn on the camera.
  • Page 50: Using Menu

    Icons and function names are displayed on the screen as follows. : Tv: shutter speed [26] How to Use Confirming the operation method Confirming the operation method Using MENU items In this section, you learn how to change settings related to all camera operations and execute camera functions including shooting, playback, and operation methods.
  • Page 51: Using The Fn (function)

    wheel or by turning the control wheel, and then press on the center of the control wheel. Select an icon at the top of the screen and press the left/right side of the control wheel to move to another MENU item. 4.
  • Page 52 3. Select the desired setting by turning the control wheel, and press in the center of the control wheel. Some functions can be fine-tuned using the control dial. Performing settings on the dedicated screen Select the desired function in step 2, then press on the center of the control wheel.
  • Page 53 display. 1. MENU→ (Custom Settings) → [DISP Button] → [Monitor] → [For viewfinder] → [Enter]. 2. Press the DISP (Display Setting) button on the control wheel repeatedly until the screen is set to [For viewfinder]. 3. Press Fn (Function) button to switch the screen to Quick Navi screen. In Auto Mode or Scene Selection mode In P/A/S/M/Sweep Panorama mode 4.
  • Page 54: Shooting Still Images

    Note Gray items on the Quick Navi screen are not available. When using [Creative Style] or [Picture Profile], some of the setup tasks can be accomplished only on a designated screen. [29] How to Use Shooting Shooting still images/movies Shooting still images Shoots still images.
  • Page 55: Focus Indicator

    4. Press the shutter button fully down. Focus indicator lights: Image is in the focus. flashes: The focusing has failed. lights: Image is in the focus. The focused position will change to suit the motion of the subject. lights: The focusing is in progress. Hint When the product cannot focus automatically, the focus indicator flashes and the beep does not sound.
  • Page 56: List Of Mode Dial

    1. Press the MOVIE button to start recording. 2. Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording. Hint You can assign the start/stop movie recording function to a preferred key. MENU→ (Custom Settings) → [Custom Key(Shoot.)] → set the function to the preferred key. When you want to specify the area to be focused on, set the area using [Focus Area].
  • Page 57: Intelligent

    Available functions (Auto Mode): Allows you to shoot still images of any subject under any condition with good results by setting the values determined appropriate by the product. (Program Auto): Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value (F value)).
  • Page 58: Superior

    2. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Auto Mode] → [Intelligent Auto]. When [Mode Dial Guide] is set to [On], you can select the desired settings after you have changed the position of the mode dial. 3. Point the camera to the subject. When the camera recognized the scene, the icon for the recognized scene appears on the screen.
  • Page 59: About Scene

    times the shutter is released also appear. 4. Adjust the focus and shoot the image. When the camera shoots multiple images, it automatically chooses and saves the appropriate image. You can also save all the images by setting the [S. Auto Img. Extract.].
  • Page 60: Cont

    (Backlight) (Landscape) (Macro) (Spotlight) (Low Light) (Night Scene using a tripod) (Hand-held Twilight) Image processing: [Cont. Shooting], [Slow Sync.], [Auto HDR], [Daylight Sync.], [Slow Shutter], [Hand-held Twilight] Note When [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [Off], the [Portrait], [Backlight Portrait], [Night Portrait] and [Infant] scenes are not recognized.
  • Page 61: Program

    For [Intelligent Auto] and [Superior Auto] mode, most of the functions are set automatically, and you cannot adjust the settings on your own. [36] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode Program Auto Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value).
  • Page 62: Panorama:

    1. Set the mode dial to (Sweep Panorama). 2. Point the camera at the subject. 3. While pressing the shutter button halfway down, aim the camera at one end of the desired panoramic composition. (A) This part will not be shot. 4.
  • Page 63: Scene Selection

    not be achieved within the given time. If this happens, try shooting after changing [Panorama: Size] to [Standard]. Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part may not be recorded smoothly in some cases. The images may be blurred in dark scenes. When a light source such as a fluorescent light flickers, the brightness and color of a stitched image may not be consistent.
  • Page 64 Sports Action: Shoots a moving subject at a fast shutter speed so that the subject looks as if it is standing still. The product shoots images continuously while the shutter button is pressed. Macro: Shoots close-ups of the subjects, such as flowers, insects, food, or small items. Landscape: Shoots the entire range of a scenery in sharp focus with vivid colors.
  • Page 65: Night Portrait

    Hand-held Twilight: Shoots night scenes with less noise and blur without using a tripod. A burst of shots are taken, and image processing is applied to reduce subject blur, camera-shake, and noise. Night Portrait: Shoots night scene portraits using the flash. Anti Motion Blur: Allows you to shoot indoor shots without using the flash and reduces subject blur.
  • Page 66: Shutter Priority

    In the case of [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur], block noise may occur when using a light source that flickers, such as fluorescent lighting. The minimum distance that you can come close to a subject does not change even if you select [Macro].
  • Page 67: Aperture Priority

    [40] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode Aperture Priority You can shoot by adjusting the aperture and changing the range in focus, or by defocusing the background. The aperture value can be changed while recording movies. 1. Set the mode dial to A (Aperture Priority). 2.
  • Page 68 Select the desired aperture value by turning the control dial. When [ISO] is set to other than [ISO AUTO], use MM (Metered Manual) to check the exposure value. Toward +: Images become brighter. Toward -: Images become darker. 0: Appropriate exposure analyzed by the product. 3.
  • Page 69: Multi Frame

    it is recommended that you use a tripod. The longer the exposure time, the more noise will be visible on the image. After shooting, noise reduction will be done for the same amount of time that the shutter was open. However, you cannot shoot any more while noise reduction is in progress. You cannot set the shutter speed to [BULB] in the following situations: When the [Smile Shutter] function is activated.
  • Page 70 are given priority and the original settings may become invalid. Check the indicators on the screen before shooting. [44] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode Movie/HFR You can adjust the shutter speed or aperture value to the desired settings when recording movies/slow-motion (high frame rate) movies.
  • Page 71: Zoom Ring

    1. Set the mode dial to (Movie/HFR). 2. Select MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Movie/HFR] or the Fn (Function) button → (Movie/HFR) and select the desired settings for (High Frame Rate). 3. Select MENU→ (Camera Settings)→[ HFR Settings] and select the desired settings for [ Record Setting].
  • Page 72: The Zoom Features Available With This

    About other [Zoom] functions than the optical zoom When you set [Zoom Setting] to something other than [Optical zoom only], you can use other zoom functions than the optical zoom. When a Power zoom lens is mounted: If the zoom range of the optical zoom is exceeded when you operate the zoom lever or zoom ring, the camera automatically switches over to another zoom function than the optical zoom.
  • Page 73: Zoom Setting

    The default setting for the [Zoom Setting] is [Optical zoom only]. The default setting for [ Image Size] is [L]. To use the smart zoom change [ Image Size] to [M] or [S]. Zoom functions other than the optical zoom are not available when shooting in the following situations: Shooting mode is set to [Sweep Panorama].
  • Page 74: About Zoom

    images to the largest scale. However, the image quality will deteriorate. Note Set [Optical zoom only] if you want to magnify images within the range in which image quality does not deteriorate. [49] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the zoom About zoom scale The zoom scale that is used in combination with the zoom of the lens changes according to the selected image size.
  • Page 75: Using Flash

    handed rotation. Note This function is available only with a power zoom lens whose operation direction is variable. [51] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the flash Using flash In dark environments, use the flash to light up the subject while shooting and to prevent camera-shake.
  • Page 76: Notes On Using The

    Also, make sure that the accessory is fixed securely to the product. Do not use a commercially available flash with high-voltage synchro terminals or with reverse polarity. When shooting with the flash and the zoom is set to W, the shadow of the lens may appear on the screen, depending on the shooting conditions.
  • Page 77: Slow Sync

    Fill-flash: The flash works every time you trigger the shutter. Slow Sync.: The flash works every time you trigger the shutter. Slow sync shooting allows you to shoot a clear image of both the subject and the background by slowing the shutter speed. Rear Sync.: The flash works right before the exposure is completed every time you trigger the shutter.
  • Page 78: Fel Lock

    Note [Flash Comp.] does not work when the shooting mode is set to the following modes: [Intelligent Auto] [Superior Auto] [Sweep Panorama] [Scene Selection] The higher flash effect may not be visible due to the limited amount of flash light available, if the subject is outside the maximum range of the flash.
  • Page 79 The FEL lock cannot be set when a flash is not attached. If a flash that does not support the FEL lock is attached, an error message is displayed. When both AE and FEL lock are fixed, lights up. Hint By setting [FEL Lock hold], you can hold the setting while the button is pressed down.
  • Page 80 Histogram Level For viewfinder* [For viewfinder] is displayed only on the screen. Some display modes are not available in the default settings. To change the display modes, press MENU → (Custom Settings) → [DISP Button] and change the setting. Note Histogram is not displayed during panorama shooting.
  • Page 81: Graphic Display

    You can select different settings for both the viewfinder and the monitor. Look through the viewfinder to set the display settings for the viewfinder. To hide the grid lines displayed during still image shooting, select MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Grid Line] → [Off]. To hide the marker displayed during movie recording, select MENU →...
  • Page 82: Tc/ub Disp

    (Display Setting) in shooting mode. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [DISP Button] → [Monitor] → desired setting → [Enter]. The items marked with are available. Menu item details Graphic Display: Shows basic shooting information. Graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture value. Display All Info.: Shows recording information.
  • Page 83 [60] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting still image size/image quality Image Size (still image) The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed on large-format paper. The smaller the image size, the more images can be recorded. 1.
  • Page 84 3:2: Suitable for standard prints. 16:9: For viewing on a high-definition TV. [62] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting still image size/image quality Quality (still image) Selects the compression format of still images. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [ Quality] →...
  • Page 85 About RAW images To open a RAW image file recorded with this camera, the software Image Data Converter is needed. With Image Data Converter, you can open a RAW image file, then convert it into a popular image format such as JPEG or TIFF, or readjust the white balance, saturation or contrast of the image.
  • Page 86 Sets the direction to pan the camera when shooting panoramic images. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Panorama: Direction] → desired setting. Menu item details Right: Pan the camera from the left to the right. Left: Pan the camera from the right to the left. Pan the camera from the bottom to the top.
  • Page 87: Focus Area

    [Continuous AF] (AF-C) or [Automatic AF] (including [Sports Action] in Scene Selection and when the subject is moving when shooting in [Automatic AF] (AF-A) mode). This will not affect the actual recorded images. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility on compatible lenses.
  • Page 88 product automatically selects a focus area on which to focus. Center: Focuses automatically on a subject in the center of the image. When used together with the AF lock function, you can compose the image you want. Flexible Spot: Allows you to move the focus range finder frame to the desired point on the screen and focus on an extremely small subject in a narrow area.
  • Page 89: Phase Detection

    The position of the focus range finder frame cannot be changed during movie shooting. [67] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus Phase detection AF When there are phase detection AF points within the auto focus area, the product uses the combined autofocus of the phase detection AF and contrast AF.
  • Page 90: Center Lock-on

    3. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot the image. Note [Center Lock-on AF] may not function very well in the following situations: The subject is moving too quickly. The subject is too small, or too large. The contrast between the subject and the background is poor. It is dark.
  • Page 91 The focus area disappears automatically shortly after focus is achieved. Off: The focus area is displayed all the time. [70] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus Focus-lock Shoots images with the focus locked on the desired subject in auto focus mode. 1.
  • Page 92 When you rotate the focus ring, the focus distance is displayed on the screen. The focus distance may not be displayed when the Mount Adaptor (sold separately) is attached. 3. Press the shutter button fully down to take the picture. Note When you use the viewfinder, adjust the diopter level to obtain the correct focus on the viewfinder.
  • Page 93: Focus Magnif

    The focus distance may not be displayed when the Mount Adaptor (sold separately) is attached. 4. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image. [73] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus MF Assist (still image) Enlarges the image on the screen automatically to make manual focusing easier.
  • Page 94 When is pressed for the third time, the focus magnifier closes and the normal shooting display is restored. 3. Confirm the focus. 4. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot the image. Hint When focusing manually, you can adjust the focus while an image is magnified. The [Focus Magnifier] function will be canceled when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
  • Page 95 [76] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus AF in Focus Mag. (still image) You can focus on the subject more accurately using auto-focus by magnifying the area where you want to focus. While the magnified image is displayed, you can focus on a smaller area than the flexible spot.
  • Page 96: Peaking

    When [Focus Mode] is set to [Automatic AF] and [Drive Mode] is set to [Cont. Shooting]. When using a Mount Adaptor (sold separately). While the displayed image is being magnified, the following functions are unavailable: [Eye AF] [Center Lock-on AF] Eye-Start AF] Pre-AF] [Smile/Face Detect.]...
  • Page 97: Peaking Color

    [78] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus Peaking Color Sets the color used for the peaking function in Manual Focus or Direct Manual Focus shooting. The setting applies to both still images and movies. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) →...
  • Page 98 Eye-Start AF (still image) Sets whether or not to use autofocus when you look through an Electronic Viewfinder. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [ Eye-Start AF] → desired setting. Menu item details Auto focusing starts when you look through the Electronic Viewfinder. Off: Auto focusing does not start when you look through the Electronic Viewfinder.
  • Page 99 locks the focus. Hint If you select [AF/MF Ctrl Toggle] in [AF/MF Button] under [Custom Key(Shoot.)], the focusing mode remains switched even if you remove your finger from the button. [82] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus AF Illuminator (still image) The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings.
  • Page 100: Disp. Cont. Af

    Micro Adj.] with lenses other than the supported lenses, the registered settings for the supported lenses may be affected. Do not perform [AF Micro Adj.] with an unsupported lens. You cannot set [AF Micro Adj.] individually for a Sony, Minolta, and Konica-Minolta lens of the same specification. [84] How to Use...
  • Page 101 Displays the focus area that is in focus. Off: Does not display the focus area that is in focus. Note When [Focus Area] is [Center], [Flexible Spot] or [Expand Flexible Spot], the frames in the focus area that is in focus turn green, regardless of the [Disp. cont. AF area] settings. When an A-mount lens and a Mount Adaptor (LA-EA1/LA-EA3) (sold separately) are mounted on the camera and [ AF System] is set to [Phase Detection AF], [Disp.
  • Page 102 1. Select the desired key and assign the [AF On] function to it using MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Custom Key(Shoot.)]. 2. Press the key to which you have assigned the [AF On] function while auto-focus shooting. Hint Set [ AF w/ shutter] and [ Pre-AF] to [Off] to focus at a specific shooting distance predicting the position of the subject.
  • Page 103 When the person is in the shade. When the person is out of focus. When the person is moving too much. If the person is moving too much, the detection frame may not display correctly over their eyes. [88] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus AF drive speed (movie)
  • Page 104: Measuring The Exact Distance To The

    subject is moving quickly. Normal: Sets the AF Track Duration to normal. This mode is useful when you want to keep the focus on a certain subject when there are some obstacles in front of the subject or in crowded places.
  • Page 105 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Priority Set in AF-S] → desired setting. Menu item details Prioritizes focusing. The shutter will not be released until the subject is in focus. Release: Prioritizes the shutter's release. The shutter will be released even if the subject is out of focus.
  • Page 106: Exposure Comp

    1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [ AF System] → desired setting. Menu item details Phase Detection AF: Focuses with Phase Detection AF. The focusing speed is very fast. Contrast AF: Always focuses with Contrast AF. The focusing speed is slower. Use when you cannot focus with [Phase Detection AF].
  • Page 107: Metering Mode

    image. When you use [Manual Exposure], you can compensate for the exposure only when [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO]. [95] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the exposure Metering Mode Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the screen to measure for determining the exposure.
  • Page 108 reduce the brightness of the subject, meter the light at a spot brighter than the subject and lock the exposure of the entire screen. To make the subject brighter, meter the light at a spot darker than the subject and lock the exposure of the entire screen. 1.
  • Page 109: Exp.comp

    Fixes the exposure when you press the shutter button halfway down. Off: Does not fix the exposure when you press the shutter button halfway down. Use this mode when you want to adjust focus and exposure separately. The product keeps adjusting the exposure while shooting in [Cont. Shooting] mode. Note Operation using the AEL button is prioritized over the [ AEL w/ shutter] settings.
  • Page 110: Exposure Set

    Does not display the zebra pattern. 70/75/80/85/90/95/100/100+/Custom1/Custom2: Adjusts the brightness level. Hint You can register multiple values for [Zebra] to check the exposure and the flare as well as the brightness level. The settings for exposure confirmation and flare confirmation are registered to [Custom1] and [Custom2] respectively by default.
  • Page 111: Dial/wheel Ev

    Exposure step You can set the setting range for the shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation values. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Exposure step] → desired setting. Menu item details 0.3EV/0.5EV [102] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the exposure Dial/Wheel Ev Comp You can adjust the exposure compensation using the control dial or the control wheel.
  • Page 112: Drive Mode

    Drive Mode You can set the drive mode, such as continuous or self-timer shooting. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → desired setting. You can also set the drive mode by pressing (Drive Mode) button of the control wheel. Menu item details Single Shooting: Shoots one still image.
  • Page 113 Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter button. (Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Cont. Shooting]. 1. MENU→ 2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel. Menu Item Details Continuous Shooting: Hi+: Images are shot continuously at maximum speed while you press and hold down the shutter button.
  • Page 114 2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel. Menu item details Self-timer: 10 Sec: Sets the 10-second delay self-timer. When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the shutter operates after 10 seconds. To cancel the self-timer, press the shutter button again. Self-timer: 5 Sec: Sets the 5-second delay self-timer.
  • Page 115 Menu item details Self-timer(Cont.): 10 Sec. 3 Img.: Shoots three frames in succession 10 seconds after you press the shutter button. When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the shutter operates after 10 seconds. Self-timer(Cont.): 10 Sec.
  • Page 116 (Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Cont. Bracket]. 1. MENU→ 2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel. Menu item details Cont. Bracket: 0.3EV 3 Image: This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus 0.3 EV.
  • Page 117 Cont. Bracket: 1.0EV 9 Image: This setting shoots nine images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus 1.0 EV. Cont. Bracket: 2.0EV 3 Image: This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus 2.0 EV.
  • Page 118 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → [Single Bracket]. 2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel. Menu item details Single Bracket: 0.3EV 3 Image: This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus 0.3 EV.
  • Page 119 Single Bracket: 1.0EV 9 Image: This setting shoots a total of nine images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus 1.0 EV. Single Bracket: 2.0EV 3 Image: This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus 2.0 EV.
  • Page 120: Settings For Bracket

    White Balance Bracket: Lo: Records a series of three images with small changes in the white balance. White Balance Bracket: Hi: Records a series of three images with large changes in the white balance. Note The last shot is shown on the Auto Review. [110] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous...
  • Page 121: Indicator During Bracket

    1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Drive Mode] → select bracket shooting mode. 2. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Bracket Settings] → desired setting. Menu item details Selftimer during Brkt: Sets whether to use the self-timer during bracket shooting. Also sets the number of seconds until the shutter is released if using the self-timer.
  • Page 122: Flash Bracketing

    Monitor (For viewfinder) Ambient light* bracketing 3 images shifted by 0.3 EV steps Exposure compensation ±0.0 steps Flash bracketing 3 images shifted by 0.7 EV steps Flash compensation -1.0 step Ambient light: A generic term for non-flash light including natural light, electric bulb and fluorescent lighting.
  • Page 123: Iso Auto Min

    number from [ISO AUTO] or ISO 100 – 51200. ISO AUTO: Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically. ISO 100 – ISO 51200: Sets the ISO sensitivity manually. Selecting a larger number increases the ISO sensitivity. Note [ISO AUTO] is selected when using the following functions: [Intelligent Auto] [Superior Auto] [Scene Selection]...
  • Page 124: Multi Frame Nr

    Menu item details FASTER (Faster)/FAST (Fast): The ISO sensitivity will start to change at shutter speeds faster than [Standard], so you can prevent camera shake and subject blurring. STD (Standard): The camera automatically sets the shutter speed based on the focal length of the lens. SLOW (Slow)/SLOWER (Slower): The ISO sensitivity will start to change at shutter speeds slower than [Standard], so you can shoot images with less noise.
  • Page 125 Note When [ Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], this function cannot be used. The flash, [D-Range Opt.], and [Auto HDR] cannot be used. When [Picture Profile] is set to something other than [Off], you cannot set [Multi Frame NR].
  • Page 126: Auto Hdr

    between the subject and the background, and creates an image with the optimal brightness and gradation. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [DRO/Auto HDR] → [D-Range Opt.]. 2. Select the desired setting using the left/right side of the control wheel. Menu item details D-Range Optimizer: Auto: Corrects the brightness automatically.
  • Page 127: White Balance

    1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [DRO/Auto HDR] → [Auto HDR]. 2. Select the desired setting using the left/right side of the control wheel. Menu item details Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. Auto: Corrects the exposure difference automatically. Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. 1.0EV ― Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. 6.0EV: Sets the exposure difference, based on the contrast of the subject.
  • Page 128: Custom Setup

    1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [White Balance] → desired setting. Menu item details Auto: The product automatically detects the light source and adjusts the color tones. Daylight: The color tones are adjusted for the daylight. Shade: The color tones are adjusted for shadiness. Cloudy: The color temperature is adjusted for a cloudy sky.
  • Page 129: Capturing A Basic White Color In [custom Setup]

    perform fine adjustments of the color tones as required. In [C.Temp./Filter], you can use the right button to display the color temperature setting screen and perform a setting. When you press the right button again, the fine adjustment screen appears to allow you perform fine adjustments as required. Note [White Balance] is fixed to [Auto] in the following situations: [Intelligent Auto]...
  • Page 130: Soft Focus

    Select the desired effect filter to achieve more impressive and artistic images. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Picture Effect] → desired setting. Menu item details Off: Disables the [Picture Effect] function. Toy Camera: Creates a soft image with shaded corners and reduced sharpness. Pop Color: Creates a vivid look by emphasizing color tones.
  • Page 131: Creative Style

    Hint You can perform detailed settings for the following [Picture Effect] modes using the left/right side of the control wheel. [Toy Camera] [Posterization] [Partial Color] [Soft Focus] [HDR Painting] [Miniature] [Illustration] Note When you use a zoom function other than the optical zoom, setting the zoom scale larger makes [Toy Camera] less effective.
  • Page 132 Allows you to select the desired image processing. You can adjust exposure (shutter speed and aperture) as you like with [Creative Style], unlike with [Scene Selection] where the product adjusts the exposure. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Creative Style] → desired setting. Menu item details Standard: For shooting various scenes with rich gradation and beautiful colors.
  • Page 133: Movie Recording Formats

    For shooting images in black and white monotone. Sepia: For shooting images in sepia monotone. Registering preferred settings (Style Box): Select the six style box (the boxes with numbers on the left side ( )) to register preferred settings. Then select the desired settings using the right button. You can call up the same style with slightly different settings.
  • Page 134 higher efficiency. You can record high-quality images while reducing the amount of data. XAVC S/AVCHD recording format XAVC S 4K: Bit-rate: Approx. 100 Mbps or approx. 60 Mbps Records movies in 4K resolution (3840×2160). XAVC S HD: Bit-rate: Approx. 100 Mbps, Approx. 60 Mbps, or Approx. 50 Mbps Records a more vivid movie compared to AVCHD with increased amounts of information.
  • Page 135 When recording in 100 Mbps or more, UHS Speed Class U3 is required. [HDMI Info. Display] is temporarily set to [Off] when [ File Format] is set to [XAVC S 4K]. Images will not appear on the monitor when you record movies while the camera is connected to an HDMI device with [ File Format] set to [XAVC S 4K].
  • Page 136 [125] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies Record Setting (movie) Selects the image size, frame rate, and image quality for movie recording. The higher the bit- rate, the higher the image quality. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [ Record Setting] →...
  • Page 137 Bit-rate: Approx. 100 Mbps 30p 60M/25p 60M Records the movies in 3840 × 2160 (30p/25p). Bit-rate: Approx. 60 Mbps 24p 100M Records the movies in 3840 × 2160 (24p). This produces a cinema-like atmosphere. Bit-rate: Approx. 100 Mbps 24p 60M Records the movies in 3840 ×...
  • Page 138 60p 28M(PS) /50p 28M(PS) Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (60p/50p). Bit-rate: 28 Mbps (Max.) 24p 24M(FX) /25p 24M(FX) Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a cinema-like atmosphere. Bit-rate: 24 Mbps (Max.) 24p 17M(FH) /25p 17M(FH) Records the movies in 1920 ×...
  • Page 139: Dual Video Rec

    [126] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies Dual Video REC Allows you to simultaneously record an XAVC S movie and an MP4 movie, or an AVCHD movie and an MP4 movie. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Dual Video REC] → desired setting. Menu item details An XAVC S movie and an MP4 movie, or an AVCHD movie and an MP4 movie, are recorded simultaneously.
  • Page 140 Off: No marker is displayed. Note The markers are displayed when the mode dial is set to (Movie/HFR) or when shooting movies. You cannot display markers when using [Focus Magnifier]. The markers are displayed on the monitor or viewfinder. (You cannot output the markers.) [128] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies...
  • Page 141: Audio Recording

    [129] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies Audio Recording Sets whether to record sounds when shooting movies. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Audio Recording] → desired setting. Menu item details Records sound (stereo). Off: Does not record sound. Note The noise of the lens and the product in operation will also be recorded, when [On] is selected.
  • Page 142: Audio Rec

    movie recording mode. [131] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies Audio Rec Level You can adjust the audio recording level while checking the level meter. 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Audio Rec Level] → desired setting. Menu item details Turns up the audio recording level.
  • Page 143 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Wind Noise Reduct.] → desired setting. Menu item details Reduces wind noise. Off: Does not reduce wind noise. Note Setting this item to [On] where wind is not blowing sufficiently hard may cause normal sound to be recorded with too low volume.
  • Page 144: Movie Button

    Recording movies Picture Profile Allows you to change the settings for the color, gradation, etc. For details on “Picture Profile,” refer to http://helpguide.sony.net/di/pp/v1/en/index.html. Customizing the picture profile You can customize the picture quality by adjusting picture profile items such as [Gamma] and [Detail].
  • Page 145: Black Level

    MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Picture Profile] → desired setting. PP1: Example setting using [Movie] gamma PP2: Example setting using [Still] gamma PP3: Example setting of natural color tone using the [ITU709] gamma PP4: Example setting of a color tone faithful to the ITU709 standard PP5: Example setting using [Cine1] gamma PP6:...
  • Page 146: Black Gamma

    Still: Suitable colors when [Gamma] is set to [Still]. Cinema: Suitable colors when [Gamma] is set to [Cine1]. Pro: Similar color tones to the standard image quality of Sony professional cameras (when combined with ITU709 gamma) ITU709 Matrix: Colors corresponding to ITU709 standard (when combined with ITU709 gamma) Black &...
  • Page 147: Color Phase

    S-Gamut: Setting based on the assumption that the pictures will be processed after shooting. Used when [Gamma] is set to [S-Log2]. S-Gamut3.Cine: Setting based on the assumption that the pictures will be processed after shooting. Used when [Gamma] is set to [S-Log3]. This setting allows you to shoot in a color space that can easily be converted for digital cinema.
  • Page 148 If you set [Slope] to +5 in [Manual Set], [Knee] is set to [Off]. S-Gamut, S-Gamut3.Cine, and S-Gamut3 are color spaces exclusive to Sony. However, this camera's S-Gamut setting does not support the whole S-Gamut color space; it is a...
  • Page 149: Function Menu Set

    [136] How to Use Using shooting functions Customizing the shooting functions for convenient use Memory Allows you to register up to 2 often-used modes or product settings to the product and up to 4 (M1 through M4) to the memory card. You can recall the settings using just the mode dial. 1.
  • Page 150 The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen. [138] How to Use Using shooting functions Customizing the shooting functions for convenient use Custom Key(Shoot.) / Custom Key(PB) Assigning functions to the various keys allows you to speed up operations by pressing the appropriate key when the shooting information screen or playback screen is displayed to execute an assigned function.
  • Page 151: Function Of The Focus Hold

    convenient use Function of the focus hold button Allows you to assign a function to the focus hold button on the lens. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Custom Key(Shoot.)] → [Focus Hold Button] → desired setting. The functions that can be assigned are displayed on the setup item selection screen. [140] How to Use Using shooting functions Customizing the shooting functions for...
  • Page 152: Function Of The Custom

    [142] How to Use Using shooting functions Customizing the shooting functions for convenient use Function of the Custom button Once you assign a function to the Custom button, you can perform that function by simply pressing the Custom button when the shooting information screen or playback screen is displayed.
  • Page 153: Function Of The Right

    Once you assign a function to the left button, you can perform that function by simply pressing the left button when the shooting information screen is displayed. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Custom Key(Shoot.)] → [Left Button] → desired setting.
  • Page 154: Function Of The Send To Smartphone

    Function of the Send to Smartphone button Once you assign a function to the Send to Smartphone button, you can perform that function by simply pressing the Send to Smartphone button when the playback screen is displayed. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) →...
  • Page 155: Smile Shutter

    1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [Smile/Face Detect.] → desired setting. Menu item details Off: Does not use the Face Detection function. On (Regist. Faces): Detects the registered face with higher priority using [Face Registration]. Detects a face without giving higher priority to the registered face. Smile Shutter: Automatically detects and shoots a smile.
  • Page 156 You cannot use the Face Detection function with the following functions: Zoom functions other than the optical zoom [Sweep Panorama] [Picture Effect] is set to [Posterization]. When using the [Focus Magnifier] function. [Scene Selection] is set to [Landscape], [Night Scene] or [Sunset]. Record Setting] is set to [120p]/[100p].
  • Page 157 If you register faces in advance, the product can detect the registered face as a priority when [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [On (Regist. Faces)]. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Face Registration] → [New Registration]. 2. Align the guide frame with the face to be registered, and press the shutter button. 3.
  • Page 158: Red Eye Reduction

    Note Even if you execute [Delete], the data for registered face will remain in the product. To delete the data for registered faces from the product, select [Delete All]. [154] How to Use Using shooting functions Setting the other functions of this product Red Eye Reduction When using the flash, it is fired two or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
  • Page 159 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [ Auto Obj. Framing] → desired setting. Menu item details Off: Does not trim images. Auto: Automatically trims images into an appropriate composition. Note The trimmed image may not be the best possible composition, depending on the shooting conditions.
  • Page 160 [157] How to Use Using shooting functions Setting the other functions of this product Long Exposure NR (still image) When you set the shutter speed to 1 second(s) or longer (long exposure shooting), noise reduction is turned on for the duration that the shutter is open. With the function turned on, the grainy noise typical of long exposures is reduced.
  • Page 161 1. MENU → (Camera Settings) → [ High ISO NR] → desired setting. Menu item details Normal: Activates high ISO noise reduction normally. Low: Activates high ISO noise reduction moderately. Off: Does not activate high ISO noise reduction. Select this to prioritize the timing of shooting. Note High ISO NR] is not available in the following situations: When the shooting mode is set to [Intelligent Auto], [Superior Auto], [Scene Selection] or [Sweep...
  • Page 162: Grid Line

    option color space. Images may not be printed or viewed in the correct colors if you use applications or printers that do not support Adobe RGB. When displaying images that were recorded with [AdobeRGB] on non-Adobe RGB- compliant devices, the images will be displayed with low saturation. [160] How to Use Using shooting functions Setting the other functions of this product...
  • Page 163: Live View Display

    Displays the recorded image on the screen right after shooting for the selected duration of time. If you perform a magnifying operation during Auto Review, you can check that image using the magnified scale. Off: Does not display the Auto Review. Note When the product is enlarging an image using image processing, it may temporarily display the original image prior to enlarging and then display the enlarged image.
  • Page 164 Hint When you use a third-party flash, such as a studio flash, Live View Display may be dark for some shutter speed settings. When [Live View Display] is set to [Setting Effect OFF], Live View Display will be displayed brightly, so that you can easily check the composition. [163] How to Use Using shooting functions Setting the other functions of this product...
  • Page 165 Sets the method for switching the display between Electronic Viewfinder and the screen. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [FINDER/MONITOR] → desired setting. Menu item details Auto: When you look into the Electronic Viewfinder, the display is switched to the Electronic Viewfinder automatically.
  • Page 166 Note When [ Finder Frame Rate] is set to [120fps]/[100fps], the resolution of the viewfinder is lowered. Finder Frame Rate] is locked to [60fps]/[50fps] in the following modes: During playback During movie shooting During HDMI connection [166] How to Use Using shooting functions Setting the other functions of this product Release w/o Lens...
  • Page 167 Enable: Releases the shutter even if no memory card has been inserted. Disable: Does not release the shutter when no memory card has been inserted. Note When no memory card has been inserted, the images shot will not be saved. The default setting is [Enable].
  • Page 168 If you want to turn off the beep that sounds when the subject is in focus or the self-timer operates, set [Audio signals] to [Off]. Even if [ Silent Shooting] is set to [On], the shutter sound may beep under the following circumstances: [White Balance] is set to [Custom Setup] [Face Registration]...
  • Page 169: Shading Comp

    When you shoot at high shutter speeds with a large diameter lens attached, the ghosting of a blurred area may occur, depending on the subject or shooting conditions. In such cases, set this function to [Off]. When a lens made by another manufacturer (including a Minolta/Konica-Minolta lens) is used, set this function to [Off].
  • Page 170: Distortion Comp

    1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Lens Comp.] → [Shading Comp.] → desired setting. Menu item details Auto: Compensates for darker corners of the screen automatically. Off: Does not compensate for darker corners of the screen. Note This function is only available when using an automatic compensation compliant lens. The amount of light around the edges may not be corrected, depending on the lens type.
  • Page 171: Deactivate Monitor

    1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Lens Comp.] → [Distortion Comp.] → desired setting. Menu item details Auto: Compensates for distortion of the screen automatically. Off: Does not compensate for distortion of the screen. Note This function is only available when using an automatic compensation compliant lens. Depending on the attached lens, [Distortion Comp.] is fixed to [Auto], and you cannot select [Off].
  • Page 172: Aperture Preview

    When you press the key to which the [Deactivate Monitor] function has been assigned, the monitor turns black, and the screen display is locked to [No Disp. Info.]. 1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Custom Key(Shoot.)] → set the [Deactivate Monitor] function to the desired key.
  • Page 173: Playing Back Images

    Shot. Result Preview The image on the monitor or viewfinder may have an aperture value different from that of the actual image to be shot. Since the blurring of a subject changes if the aperture is changed, the blurriness of the actual picture will differ from the image you were viewing prior to shooting.
  • Page 174: Playback Zoom

    [179] How to Use Viewing Viewing still images Playback zoom Enlarges the image being played back. 1. Display the image you want to enlarge, and then press the button. Turn the control wheel to adjust the zoom scale. By rotating the control dial, you can switch to the previous or next image while keeping the same zoom scale.
  • Page 175: Deleting A Displayed Image

    To return to single-image playback Select the desired image and press on the center of the control wheel. To display a desired image quickly Select the bar on the left of the image index screen using the control wheel, then press the top/bottom side of the control wheel.
  • Page 176: Deleting Multiple Selected Images

    1. Display the image you want to delete. 2. Press the (Delete) button. 3. Select [Delete] using the control wheel, then press on the center of the control wheel. [183] How to Use Viewing Deleting images Deleting multiple selected images You can delete multiple selected images.
  • Page 177: Playing Back Panoramic Images

    Plays back the recorded movies. 1. Press the (playback) button to switch to playback mode. 2. Select the movie to be played back using the control wheel. 3. To play back movies, press on the center. Available operations during movie playback You can perform slow playback and sound volume adjustment, etc.
  • Page 178: Specify Printing

    To pause playback, press on the center again. To return to the display of the entire image, press the MENU button. Note Panoramic images shot using other products may be displayed in a different size from the actual size, or may not scroll correctly. [186] How to Use Viewing Printing...
  • Page 179: View Mode

    Movies RAW images [187] How to Use Viewing Using viewing functions View Mode Sets the View Mode (image display method). 1. MENU → (Playback) → [View Mode] → desired setting. Menu item details Date View: Displays the images by date. Folder View(Still): Displays only still images.
  • Page 180: Slide Show

    Manual: A portrait image is displayed as a vertical image. If you have set the image orientation using the [Rotate] function, the image will be displayed accordingly. Off: Always displays in landscape orientation. [189] How to Use Viewing Using viewing functions Slide Show Automatically plays back images continuously.
  • Page 181 2. Press on the center of the control wheel. The image is rotated counter-clockwise. The image rotates as you press on the center. If you rotate the image once, the image remains rotated even after the product is turned off. Note You cannot rotate the movies.
  • Page 182: Viewing Images On An Hd Tv

    Images shot with the product appear on the TV screen. Hint This product is compatible with the PhotoTV HD standard. If you connect Sony PhotoTV HD-compatible devices using an HDMI cable (sold separately), the TV is set to the image quality suitable for viewing still images, and a whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtaking high quality.
  • Page 183 Some devices may not work properly when connected to this product. For example, they may not output video or audio. Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo or a genuine Sony cable. Use an HDMI cable that is compatible with the HDMI micro terminal of the product and the HDMI jack of the TV.
  • Page 184: Monitor Brightness

    3. Turn on the TV and switch the input. 4. Turn on this product. 5. MENU → (Setup) → [HDMI Settings] → [CTRL FOR HDMI] → [On]. 6. Press the SYNC MENU button on the TV remote control, and select the desired mode. Note If the product is not in playback mode, press the (Playback) button.
  • Page 185: Viewfinder Bright

    Sunny Weather: Sets the brightness appropriately for shooting outdoors. Note The [Sunny Weather] setting is too bright for shooting indoors. Set [Monitor Brightness] to [Manual] for indoor shooting. The monitor brightness cannot be adjusted in the following situations. The maximum brightness will be [±0].
  • Page 186 [196] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Finder Color Temp. Adjusts the color temperature of the electronic viewfinder. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Finder Color Temp.] → desired setting. Menu item details -2 to +2: When you select “-,” the viewfinder screen changes to a warmer color, and when you select “+,”...
  • Page 187: Volume Settings

    S-Log3→709(800%): Displays movies with an S-Log3 gamma reproducing contrast equivalent to ITU709(800%). Note When [Gamma Disp. Assist] is set to [Auto] during playback, the picture is displayed based on the current gamma setting in [Picture Profile] instead of auto-detecting the gamma value of the movie.
  • Page 188 Note If [Focus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF], the camera will not beep when it focuses on a subject. [200] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Upload Settings(Eye-Fi) Sets whether to use the upload function when using an Eye-Fi card (commercially available).
  • Page 189: Tile Menu

    function is set to [Off], the indicator will be displayed on the product. Power save mode will not function during uploading. (error) is displayed, remove the memory card and reinsert it, or turn the product off and then on again. If the indicator appears again, the Eye-Fi card may be damaged. Wireless LAN communication may be influenced by other communication devices.
  • Page 190: Display Quality

    Does not display the Mode Dial Guide. [203] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Delete confirm. You can set whether [Delete] or [Cancel] is selected as the default setting on the delete confirmation screen. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Delete confirm.] → desired setting. Menu item details "Delete"...
  • Page 191: Pwr Save Start Time

    Pwr Save Start Time You can set time intervals to automatically switch to power save mode. To return to shooting mode, perform an operation such as pressing the shutter button halfway down. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Pwr Save Start Time] → desired setting. Menu item details 30 Min/5 Min/2 Min/1 Min/10 Sec Note...
  • Page 192: Demo Mode

    Cleaning the image sensor (Cleaning Mode) Allows you to clean the image sensor. 1. Confirm that the battery has been charged sufficiently. 2. MENU → (Setup) → [Cleaning Mode] → [Enter] 3. Turn off the product following the instructions on the screen. 4.
  • Page 193 The [Demo Mode] function displays the movies recorded on the memory card automatically (demonstration), when the camera has not been operated for a certain time. Normally select [Off]. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Demo Mode] → desired setting. Menu item details The movie playback demonstration starts automatically if the product is not operated for about one minute.
  • Page 194 TC Format: Sets the recording method for the time code. (Only when [NTSC/PAL Selector] is set to NTSC.) TC Run: Sets the count up format for the time code. TC Make: Sets the recording format for the time code on the recording medium. UB Time Rec: Sets whether or not to record the time as a user bit.
  • Page 195: Free Run

    2. Press the (Delete) button to reset the user bit (00 00 00 00). How to select the recording method for the time code (TC Format 1. MENU → (Setup) → [TC/UB Settings] → [TC Format], then press in the center of the control wheel.
  • Page 196: Remote Ctrl

    the new time code consecutively from the last time code. The time code advances in [Rec Run] mode regardless of the [TC Run] setting. [210] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Remote Ctrl You can shoot images using the RMT-DSLR1 or RMT-DSLR2 remote commanders (sold separately).
  • Page 197 2160p/1080p: Outputs signals in 2160p/1080p. 1080p: Outputs signals in HD picture quality (1080p). 1080i: Outputs signals in HD picture quality (1080i). Note If the images are not displayed properly using the [Auto] setting, select either [1080i], [1080p] or [2160p/1080p], based on which TV is to be connected. [212] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu...
  • Page 198: Ctrl For Hdmi

    CTRL FOR HDMI When connecting this product to a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV using an HDMI cable (sold separately), you can operate this product by aiming the TV remote control at the TV. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [HDMI Settings] → [CTRL FOR HDMI] → desired setting. Menu item details You can operate this product with a TV’s remote control.
  • Page 199 TC Output (movie) Sets whether or not to layer the TC (time code) information on the output signal via the HDMI terminal when outputting the signal to other professional-use devices. This function layers the time code information on the HDMI output signal. The product sends the time code information as digital data, not as an image displayed on the screen.
  • Page 200 Note Available for external recorders/players compatible with [ REC Control]. When [ TC Output] is [Off], [ REC Control] is set to [Off]. Even when is displayed, the external recorder/player may not work properly depending on the settings or status of the recorder/player. Check if the external recorder/player works properly before use.
  • Page 201: Usb Connection

    [HDMI Info. Display] will temporarily be set to [Off]. A 4K movie is not output to the connected 4K-compatible device during High Frame Rate shooting. The counter does not move forward when 4K movies are being output. The following functions are not available when the camera is connected via an HDMI cable and the [ File Format] is [XAVC S 4K], or when the [ File Format] is [XAVC...
  • Page 202: Usb Lun Setting

    [Auto]. * Device Stage is a menu screen used to manage connected devices, such as a camera (Function of Windows 7 or Windows 8). [219] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu USB LUN Setting Enhances compatibility by limiting of USB connection functions. 1.
  • Page 203: Daylight Savings

    Insert the battery pack into the product to supply power via USB cable. [221] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Language Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [ Language] →...
  • Page 204 [224] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Copyright Info You can write copyright information onto the still images. (Setup)→[Copyright Info]→ desired setting. 1. MENU→ 2. When you select [Set Photographer] or [Set Copyright], a keyboard appears on the screen. Enter your desired name. Menu item details Write Copyright Info: Sets whether to write copyright information.
  • Page 205 Each time you press in the center of the control wheel, the character type will switch between alphabet letters, numerals and symbols. 3. Keyboard Each time you press in the center, the characters corresponding to that key will be displayed one-by-one in order. For example: If you want to enter “abd”...
  • Page 206: File Number

    performance of the memory card. Note that formatting permanently erases all data on the memory card, and is unrecoverable. Save valuable data on a computer, etc. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Format]. Note Formatting permanently erases all data including protected images and registered settings (from M1 to M4).
  • Page 207: Select Rec Folder

    Note Only capital letters, numbers, and underscores can be entered. However, an underscore cannot be used as the first character. The three characters of the file name you specify using [Set File Name] will only be applied to images you shoot after changing the setting. [228] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu...
  • Page 208: Folder Name

    [230] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Folder Name Still images are recorded in a folder that is automatically created inside the DCIM folder on the memory card. You can change the way folder names are assigned. 1. MENU → (Setup) →...
  • Page 209: Setting Reset

    Displays the recordable time of movies and the number of recordable still images for the inserted memory card. 1. MENU → (Setup) → [Display Media Info.]. [233] How to Use Changing settings Setup menu Version Displays the software version of this product, lens and Mount Adaptor. 1.
  • Page 210: Playmemories Mobile

    Download and install the application PlayMemories Mobile from your smartphone’s application store. If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed on your smartphone, be sure to update it to the latest version. For details on PlayMemories Mobile, refer to the support page (http://www.sony.net/pmm/). [237] How to Use Using Wi-Fi functions...
  • Page 211 MENU → (Application) → select [Application List] → [Smart Remote Embedded] 3. Launch PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone and select [Scan QR Code of the Camera]. 4. Select [OK] on the smartphone screen. When a message is displayed, select [OK] again. 5.
  • Page 212 registered to the smartphone. This enables you to easily connect the smartphone to the product via Wi-Fi at a later date by selecting the SSID. Note If you cannot connect your smartphone to this product using the [One-touch(NFC)] function or QR code, use the SSID and password. [238] How to Use Using Wi-Fi functions Connecting this product and a Smartphone...
  • Page 213 4. Select [OK] on the iPhone or iPad screen. When a message is displayed, select [OK] again. 5. Read the QR code displayed on the monitor of this product with the iPhone or iPad. 6. Install the profile (setting information) by following the instructions shown on the iPhone or iPad screen and select [OK].
  • Page 214 8. Return to the "Home" screen of the iPhone or iPad and launch PlayMemories Mobile. Hint Once the QR code has been read, this product's SSID (DIRECT-xxxx) and password are registered to the iPhone or iPad. This enables you to easily connect the iPhone or iPad to the product via Wi-Fi at a later date by selecting the SSID.
  • Page 215 3. Input the password that is displayed on this product. The smartphone is connected to the product. [240] How to Use Using Wi-Fi functions Connecting this product and a Smartphone Connecting an iPhone or iPad to this product by inputting an SSID and password 1.
  • Page 216 2. Input the password displayed on this product. The iPhone or iPad is connected to the product. 3. Confirm that your iPhone or iPad was connected to the “SSID” shown on this product. 4. Return to the “Home” screen and launch PlayMemories Mobile. [241] How to Use Using Wi-Fi functions Connecting this product and a Smartphone...
  • Page 217: Smart Remote Embedded

    an NFC-enabled Android smartphone to the product. If the application you call up has a feature that works with the smartphone, the product and the smartphone will be connected via Wi-Fi. To use this function, register the desired application in advance. 1.
  • Page 218 3. Check the composition of the image on the smartphone screen, and then press the shutter button (A) on the smartphone to shoot an image. Use button (B) to change settings such as [EV], [Self-Timer] and [Review Check]. Note When you record movies using a smartphone as a remote controller, the monitor of the product becomes darker.
  • Page 219: Send To Smartphone

    The smartphone and the product are connected, and PlayMemories Mobile launches on the smartphone. Touch the smartphone to the product for 1-2 seconds until PlayMemories Mobile launches. About “NFC” NFC is a technology that enables short-range wireless communication between various devices, such as mobile phones or IC tags, etc.
  • Page 220 PlayMemories Mobile must be installed on your smartphone. 1. MENU → (Wireless) → [Send to Smartphone] → desired setting. If you press the (Send to Smartphone) button in playback mode, the setting screen for [Send to Smartphone] will appear. 2. If the product is ready for the transfer, the information screen appears on the product. Connect the smartphone and the product using that information.
  • Page 221: Touch Sharing

    that has permission to connect. If you want to change the device that is permitted to connect to the product, reset the connection information by following these steps. MENU → [Wireless] → [SSID/PW Reset]. After resetting the connection information, you must register the smartphone again.
  • Page 222: Send To Computer

    product. Touch the smartphone to the product for 1-2 seconds until PlayMemories Mobile launches. To transfer two or more images, select MENU → (Wireless) → [Send to Smartphone] to select images. After the connection enabled screen appears, use NFC to connect the product and the smartphone. About “NFC”...
  • Page 223: View On Tv

    You can transfer images stored in the product to a computer connected to a wireless access point or wireless broadband router and easily make backup copies using this operation. Before starting this operation, install PlayMemories Home on your computer and register the access point on the product.
  • Page 224: Slideshow Settings

    then select [Device list]. Slideshow settings You can change the slideshow settings by pressing the bottom side of the control wheel. Playback Selection: Selects the group of images to be shown. Folder View(Still): Selects from [All] and [All in Folder]. Date View: Selects from [All] and [All in Date Rng.].
  • Page 225: Wps Push

    [249] How to Use Using Wi-Fi functions Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions WPS Push If your access point has the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button, you can register the access point to this product easily by pushing the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button. 1.
  • Page 226 When the desired access point is displayed on the screen: Select the desired access point. When the desired access point is not displayed on the screen: Select [Manual Setting] and set the access point. For the input method, refer to “How to use the keyboard.” If you select [Manual Setting], input the SSID name of the access point, then select the security system.
  • Page 227 Each time you press in the center of the control wheel, the character type will switch between alphabet letters, numerals and symbols. 3. Keyboard Each time you press in the center, the characters corresponding to that key will be displayed one-by-one in order. For example: If you want to enter “abd”...
  • Page 228: Edit Device Name

    [251] How to Use Using Wi-Fi functions Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions Edit Device Name You can change the device name under Wi-Fi Direct. 1. MENU → (Wireless) → [Edit Device Name]. 2. Select the input box, then input the device name → [OK]. For input method, refer to “How to use the keyboard.”...
  • Page 229: Reset Network Set

    Recommended computer environment For details on the recommended computer environments for downloading an application and adding functions to the product, refer to the following URL: “PlayMemories Camera Apps” website (http://www.sony.net/pmca/) [257] How to Use Adding applications to the product Installing the applications Opening a service account You can open a service account, which is required to download applications.
  • Page 230: Downloading Applications

    2. Follow the instructions on the screen and acquire a service account. Follow the instructions on the screen to download the desired application to the product. [258] How to Use Adding applications to the product Installing the applications Downloading applications You can download applications using your computer.
  • Page 231: Launching The Downloaded Application

    Acquire a service account in advance. 1. MENU → (Application) → [Application List] → (PlayMemories Camera Apps), then follow the instructions on the screen to download applications. Note If MENU → (Wireless) → [Access Point Set.] → access point to be connected → [IP Address Setting] is set to [Manual], change the setting to [Auto].
  • Page 232: Changing The Order Of Applications

    Adding applications to the product Managing the applications Confirming the account information of PlayMemories Camera Apps The account information for the “Sony Entertainment Network” that is registered on the product is displayed. 1. MENU → (Application) → [Application List] → [Application Management] → [Display Account Information].
  • Page 233: Playmemories Home

    Using the software Installing PlayMemories Home 1. Using your computer's Internet browser, go to the URL below and download PlayMemories Home by following the on-screen instructions. http://www.sony.net/pm/ An internet connection is required. For detailed instructions, visit the PlayMemories Home support page. http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/ 2.
  • Page 234: Software For Mac Computers

    DirectX may be installed depending on your computer’s system environment. Hint For details on PlayMemories Home, refer to the Help of PlayMemories Home or the PlayMemories Home support page (http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/) (English only). [267] How to Use Using a computer Using the software...
  • Page 235: Image Data Converter

    [269] How to Use Using a computer Using the software Installing Image Data Converter 1. Download and install the software by accessing the following URL. Windows: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/ Mac: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/ Note Log on as Administrator. [270] How to Use Using a computer...
  • Page 236: Remote Camera Control

    [Help] from the menu bar → [Image Data Converter Guide]. Hint For details on operation, you can also refer to the Image Data Converter support page (English only). http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/ [271] How to Use Using a computer Using the software Remote Camera Control When using Remote Camera Control, the following operations are available on your computer.
  • Page 237: Connecting The Product To A Computer

    [Start] → [All Programs] → [Remote Camera Control] → [Remote Camera Control Help]. For Windows 8, start [Remote Camera Control], and right-click the title bar to select [Remote Camera Control Help]. Mac: Finder → [Applications] → [Remote Camera Control], and select [Help] from the menu bar → [Remote Camera Control Help].
  • Page 238: Disconnecting The Product From The Computer

    Do not edit or otherwise process AVCHD movie files/folders from the connected computer. Movie files may be damaged or become unplayable. Do not delete or copy AVCHD movies on the memory card from the computer. Sony is not held liable for consequences resulting from such operations via the computer.
  • Page 239 (HD) movies than DVD discs. Writable movie formats: XAVC S, AVCHD, MP4 (AVC) Players: Blu-ray Disc playback devices (Sony Blu-ray Disc players, PlayStation 3, etc.) High-definition image quality (HD) (AVCHD recording disc) High-definition image quality (HD) movies can be recorded on DVD media such as DVD-R discs, creating a high-definition image quality (HD) disc.
  • Page 240 You can create Blu-ray Discs that can be played back on Blu-ray Disc playback devices (such as Sony Blu-ray Disc players or the PlayStation 3, etc.). A. How to create using a computer With a Windows computer, you can copy movies imported to the computer and create Blu- ray Discs using PlayMemories Home.
  • Page 241 You can create DVD discs (AVCHD recording discs) that can be played back on AVCHD- compatible playback devices (such as Sony Blu-ray Disc players or the PlayStation 3, etc.). A. How to create using a computer With a Windows computer, you can copy movies imported to the computer and create DVD discs (AVCHD recording discs) using PlayMemories Home.
  • Page 242 Creating DVD discs from standard image quality movies You can create DVD discs that can be played back on ordinary DVD playback devices (DVD players, computers that can play back DVD discs, etc.). A. How to create using a computer With a Windows computer, you can copy movies imported to the computer and create DVD disc using PlayMemories Home.
  • Page 243 In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become deformed and this may cause a malfunction. Storing under direct sunlight or near a heater The camera body may become discolored or deformed, and this may cause a malfunction.
  • Page 244 smoother, more realistic image. The camera is compatible with 4K 30p/4K 25p/4K 24p-format movies. You can record movies in higher quality. Notes for when on board an airplane In an airplane, set [Airplane Mode] to [On]. On image data compatibility This product conforms with DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) universal standard established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).
  • Page 245: On The Internal Rechargeable Battery

    Images may trail across on the monitor in a cold location. This is not a malfunction. If the monitor has drops of water or other liquids on it, wipe it with a soft cloth. If the monitor stays wet, the surface of the monitor may change or deteriorate. This may cause a malfunction.
  • Page 246: Notes On The Battery Pack

    This camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date and time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off, or whether the battery pack is charged or discharged. This rechargeable battery is continually charged as long as you are using the product.
  • Page 247 The charging time is approximately 150 minutes using the AC adaptor (supplied). The above charging time applies when charging a fully depleted battery pack at a temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). Charging may take longer depending on conditions of use and circumstances. Effective use of the battery pack Battery performance decreases in low temperature environments.
  • Page 248 The supplied AC Adaptor is dedicated to this product. Do not connect with other electronic devices. Doing so may cause a malfunction. Make sure to use a genuine Sony AC Adaptor. If the product's charge lamp flashes while charging, remove the battery pack being charged, and then insert the same battery pack firmly back into the product.
  • Page 249 If you repeatedly shoot and delete images for a long time, fragmentation of data in a file in the memory card may occur, and movie recording may be interrupted in the middle of shooting. If this happens, save your images to a computer or other storage location, then execute [Format].
  • Page 250: Cleaning The Lens

    On cleaning Cleaning the lens and flash Wipe the lens and flash with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints, dust, etc. Cleaning the lens Do not use a cleaning solution containing organic solvents, such as thinner, or benzine. When cleaning the lens surface, remove dust with a commercially available blower. In case of dust that sticks to the surface, wipe it off with a soft cloth or tissue paper slightly moistened with lens cleaning solution.
  • Page 251: Number Of Still Images

    [287] How to Use Precautions/This product Number of recordable still images and recordable time of movies Number of still images The number of still images may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the memory card. Image Size]: [L: 24M] When [ Aspect Ratio] is set to [3:2]* Standard...
  • Page 252: Recordable Time Of Movies

    [288] How to Use Precautions/This product Number of recordable still images and recordable time of movies Recordable time of movies The table below shows the approximate maximum recording times which can be recorded on the memory card that is formatted with this product. These numbers are the total times of all movie files on the memory card.
  • Page 253 8 GB: 15 m 16 GB: 35 m 32 GB: 1 h 15 m 64 GB: 2 h 35 m 30p 50M 25p 50M 8 GB: 15 m 16 GB: 35 m 32 GB: 1 h 15 m 64 GB: 2 h 35 m 24p 50M 8 GB: 15 m 16 GB: 35 m...
  • Page 254 16 GB: 1 h 25 m 32 GB: 3 h 64 GB: 6 h 60i 17M(FH) 50i 17M(FH) 8 GB: 55 m 16 GB: 2 h 32 GB: 4 h 5 m 64 GB: 8 h 15 m 60p 28M(PS) 50p 28M(PS) 8 GB: 35 m 16 GB: 1 h 15 m...
  • Page 255: Notes On Continuous Movie Recording

    16 GB: 5 h 20 m 32 GB: 10 h 55 m 64 GB: 22 h Only when [NTSC/PAL Selector] is set to NTSC. File format for High Frame Rate shooting (The values shown are available recording times when shooting, not durations when playing back.) Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (a product specification limit).
  • Page 256: On Tv Color Systems

    Continuous recording time for movies (4K): About 20 minutes HD: XAVC S HD 60p 50M/50p 50M 4K: XAVC S 4K 24p 60M The duration of time available for movie recording varies with the temperature, the recording format/setting, or condition of the camera before you start recording. If you frequently recompose or shoot images after the power is turned on, the temperature inside the camera will rise and the recording time available will be shorter.
  • Page 257: Mount Adaptor

    [Focus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF]. You may not be able to use the Mount Adaptor with certain lenses. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility on compatible lenses.
  • Page 258 If you use the LA-EA1 Mount Adaptor (sold separately), the following functions are available. Autofocus: Available with SAM/SSM lens only AF system: Contrast AF/Phase Detection AF AF/MF select: Can be changed using the operating switch on the lens. Focus Mode: Single-shot AF/Continuous AF* This setting is unavailable when [ AF System] is set to [Contrast AF].
  • Page 259 Only available when using lenses that support Direct Manual Focus. Even if [Priority Set in AF-S] is set to [Balanced Emphasis], the camera will temporarily switch to [AF]. Even if [Priority Set in AF-C] is set to [Balanced Emphasis], the camera will temporarily switch to [Release].
  • Page 260 [295] How to Use Precautions/This product Other information LA-EA4 Mount Adaptor If you use the LA-EA4 Mount Adaptor (sold separately), the following functions are available. Autofocus: Available AF system: Phase Detection AF, which is controlled by the dedicated AF sensor inside the Mount Adaptor AF/MF select: Lenses that do not support DMF: Can be changed using the operating switch on the lens.
  • Page 261: Avchd Format

    [296] How to Use Precautions/This product Other information AVCHD format The AVCHD format was developed for high-definition digital video cameras when recording an HD (High-Definition) signal using high-efficiency compression coding technology. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is used to compress video data, and the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM system is used to compress audio data.
  • Page 262 We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. [298] How to Use Precautions/This product Trademarks Trademarks The following marks are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation. , Memory Stick, , Memory Stick PRO, , Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo,...
  • Page 263: Troubleshooting

    3. Initialize the settings. 4. Consult your dealer or local authorized service facility. Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/ [300] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Battery pack and power You cannot insert the battery pack into the product.
  • Page 264: The Power Turns Off Suddenly

    After inserting the battery pack into the product, it may take a few moments for the product to power up. Make sure that the battery pack is inserted correctly. The battery pack will discharge by itself even if you do not use it. Charge the battery pack before use.
  • Page 265 The remaining battery level indicator shows an incorrect level. This phenomenon occurs when you use the product in an extremely hot or cold location. There may be a difference between the remaining battery level indicator and the actual remaining battery charge. Deplete the battery pack once, then charge it so that the remaining battery level indicator is reset.
  • Page 266: The Battery Pack Is Not Charged

    [308] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Battery pack and power The battery pack is not charged. When the battery pack is not charged (the charge lamp does not light) even if you follow the proper charging procedure, check if the power of the product is turned off, then remove the battery pack and re-insert the same battery pack securely, or disconnect and reconnect the USB cable.
  • Page 267: The Image Is Out Of Focus

    You are shooting in RAW mode. Since RAW data files are large, RAW mode shooting may take time. The [Auto HDR] function is processing an image. The product is compiling images. [312] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies The same image is captured multiple times. Set the drive mode to [Single Shooting].
  • Page 268: Zoom Does Not Work

    This change in angle of view may be more evident when the focus mode is set to [Continuous AF] (AF-C) (including [Sports Action] in the Scene Selection function). This does not affect the actual recorded images. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility on compatible lenses. [316] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies [Eye-Start AF] does not function.
  • Page 269: The Flash

    When the following modes are selected in [Scene Selection]. [Anti Motion Blur] [Night Scene] [Hand-held Twilight] During Sweep Panorama shooting. During movie recording. [319] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies Fuzzy white circular spots appear on images shot using the flash. Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air reflected the flash light and appeared on the image.
  • Page 270: The Image Colors Are Not Correct

    Set the correct date and time. The area selected using [Area Setting] differs from the actual area. Select the actual area. [323] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies The aperture value and/or shutter speed flashes. The subject is too bright or too dark to shoot using the current aperture value and/or shutter speed settings.
  • Page 271: Dots Appear And Remain On The Screen

    Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On]. Shoot the subject at a distance closer than the flash range using the flash. Light the room and shoot the subject. [327] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies Dots appear and remain on the screen. This is not a malfunction.
  • Page 272 [331] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies No images appear on the monitor. If you shoot images at waist height when [FINDER/MONITOR] has been set to [Auto], the monitor will turn off due to the reaction of the eye sensor. Set [FINDER/MONITOR] to [Monitor(Manual)].
  • Page 273: The Image Is Blurred

    of the filter and improper attachment of the hood, the filter or the hood may partially appear in the image. The optical properties of some lenses may cause the periphery of the image to appear too dark (insufficient light). You may compensate for this phenomenon with [Shading Comp.].
  • Page 274: The Flash Takes Too Long To Recharge

    [338] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies The flash takes too long to recharge. The flash has been fired in succession in a short period. When the flash has been fired in succession, the recharging process may take longer than usual to avoid overheating of the camera.
  • Page 275: The Date And Time Are Not Displayed

    The product is in USB mode. Disconnect the product from the computer. Use PlayMemories Home to play back on this product images that are stored on your computer. [342] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Viewing images The date and time are not displayed. The screen display is set to display images only.
  • Page 276 [346] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Viewing images A DPOF mark cannot be put. You cannot place DPOF marks on RAW images. [347] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Wi-Fi You cannot find the wireless access point to be connected. Wireless access points may not be displayed on the product due to signal conditions. Place the product closer to the wireless access point.
  • Page 277: You Cannot Send Movies To A Smartphone

    You cannot send movies to a smartphone. You cannot send XAVC S movies to a smartphone. You cannot send AVCHD movies to a smartphone. Set [ File Format] to [MP4] before recording movies. [351] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Wi-Fi [Smart Remote Embedded] or [Send to Smartphone] is canceled halfway.
  • Page 278: The Computer Does Not Recognize This Product

    Check whether the NFC function is activated on your smartphone. For details, refer to the instruction manual of the smartphone. Do not place any metal objects other than a smartphone near the (N mark). Do not contact two or more smartphones to this product at the same time. If another NFC-based application is running on your smartphone, terminate that application.
  • Page 279: Formatted The Memory Card By Mistake

    The image and sound are interrupted by noise when viewing a movie on a computer. You are playing back the movie directly from the memory card. Import the movie to your computer using PlayMemories Home and play it back. [357] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Computers Images exported from a computer cannot be viewed on...
  • Page 280: Images Are Printed With Both Edges Cut Off

    When you print the images recorded in Adobe RGB mode using sRGB printers that are not compatible with Adobe RGB (DCF2.0/Exif2.21), the images are printed at a lower saturation. [361] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Printing Images are printed with both edges cut off. Depending on your printer, the left, right, top, and bottom edges of the image may be cut off.
  • Page 281 before using it. [364] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Others The product becomes warm when you use it for a long time. Turn off the product and do not use it for a while. [365] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Others The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the product.
  • Page 282: The Product Does Not Work Properly

    If an AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (sold separately) is used, disconnect the power cord. Connect the power cord and turn on the product again. If the product repeats the same error often or still does not work after trying these solutions, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
  • Page 283 Turn the product off and on again. If this icon does not disappear, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The retractable lens with power zoom is retracted. Turn off the product and eject the battery pack, then reinsert the battery pack.
  • Page 284 System Error Camera Error. Turn power off then on. Remove the battery pack, and then re-insert it. If the message appears frequently, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Unable to magnify. Unable to rotate image. Images recorded with other products may not be enlarged or rotated.
  • Page 285 When shooting under the following conditions, either recompose the shot or change the shooting mode, then shoot the images again. Low light conditions Sweep Panorama Lock-on AF High Frame Rate Overly bright conditions Lock-on AF Varying levels of brightness Lock-on AF High Frame Rate Flickering lights Sweep Panorama...

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