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Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder
FDR-AX30/AX33/AXP33/AXP35
How to Use

Before use

Model Information
Model Information [1]
Parts and controls
Parts and controls (front/top) [2]
Parts and controls (LCD monitor) [3]
Parts and controls (side) [4]
Parts and controls (back/bottom) [5]
Screen indicators
Screen indicators [6]
Movie recording format
Recording formats available with this product and their features [7]

Getting started

Checking the supplied items
Supplied items [8]

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  • Page 1: Before Use

    Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX30/AX33/AXP33/AXP35 How to Use Before use Model Information Model Information [1] Parts and controls Parts and controls (front/top) [2] Parts and controls (LCD monitor) [3] Parts and controls (side) [4] Parts and controls (back/bottom) [5]...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Power source preparations Attaching the battery pack [9] Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor [10] Charging the battery pack using your computer [11] Turning the power on [12] Using this product supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket) [13] Initial setup Setting the language, date and time [14] Adjusting the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing [15]...
  • Page 3 Intelligent Auto [27] Decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie (My Voice Canceling) [28] Recording the selected subject clearly (Lock-on AF) [29] Playback Playing images using Event View Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen [30] Screen display on the Event View screen [31] Creating a highlight movie About Highlight Movie Maker [32]...
  • Page 4 Using the projector for your computer or smartphone (models with the projector) [45] Playing images on a 4K TV Viewing images on a 4K TV [46] Enlarging a part of an XAVC S 4K movie on the screen during playback on TV (Trimming Playback) [47] Playing images on a high definition TV Connecting this product to a high definition TV [48]...
  • Page 5 Saving images on an external media device Notes on use of the external media [62] Saving images on an external media device [63] Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device [64] Playing back images in the external media device on this product [65] Deleting images in the external media device [66] Creating a disc with a recorder Creating a disc with a recorder [67]...
  • Page 6: Shooting

    Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet [75] Connecting to an iPhone or iPad [76] Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet [77] Installing PlayMemories Mobile About the PlayMemories Mobile software [78] Live Streaming About Live Streaming [79] Preparing Live Streaming [80] Performing Live Streaming [81] Restrictions for Live Streaming [82] Controlling other cameras through this product...
  • Page 7 Golf Shot [92] High Speed REC [93] Camera/Mic White Balance [94] Spot Meter/Fcs [95] Spot Meter [96] Spot Focus [97] Exposure [98] Focus [99] IRIS [100] Shutter Speed [101] AGC Limit [102] AE Shift [103] White Balance Shift [104] Low Lux [105] Scene Selection [106] Picture Effect [107] Cinematone [108]...
  • Page 8 My Voice Canceling [123] Blt-in Zoom Mic [124] Auto Wind NR [125] Audio Mode [126] Audio Rec Level [127] My Button [128] Focus Magnifier [129] Grid Line [130] Display Setting [131] Zebra [132] Peaking [133] Audio Level Display [134] Image Quality/Size REC Mode [135] Frame Rate [136] Dual Video REC [137]...
  • Page 9 Edit Device Name [151] Disp MAC Address [152] SSID/PW Reset [153] Network Info Reset [154] Playback Function Event View [155] Edit/Copy Delete [156] Protect [157] Copy [158] Direct Copy [159] Setup Media Select (Models with the internal memory) [160] Media Info [161] Format [162] Empty (Models with the internal memory) [163] Repair Img.
  • Page 10: Recording

    Beep [177] Monitor Brightness [178] Auto Keystone ADJ (Models with the projector) [179] REC Lamp [180] Power ON w/monitor (FDR-AX30) [181] Language Setting [182] 24p Mode (1080 50i-compatible device) [183] Cancel 24p Mode (1080 50i-compatible device) [184] Calibration [185] Battery Info [186]...
  • Page 11: Additional Information

    Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for memory cards Notes on recording movies [199] Expected recording time of movies [200] Expected number of recordable photos [201] Bit-rate for each recording mode Bit-rate and recording pixels [202] Pixels recorded at each image size of photos Recording pixels and aspect ratio [203] Additional information Precautions...
  • Page 12 About care and storage of the lens [215] Using this product abroad Using this product abroad [216] Trademarks On trademarks [217] License Notes on the License [218] Zoom magnifications Zoom magnifications [219] Using this product after a long time Using this product after a long time [220] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If you have problems...
  • Page 13 A rattling noise is heard when this product is shaken. [226] Intelligent Auto is canceled. [227] Batteries/power sources The power abruptly turns off. [228] The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp does not light while the battery pack is being charged. [229] The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is being charged. [230] The remaining battery power is not displayed correctly.
  • Page 14 Photos cannot be recorded. [246] The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording has stopped. [247] The imaging field looks different. [248] The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected recording time of the recording media. [249] This product stops recording.
  • Page 15 The shooting screen during Multi Camera Control does not display smoothly. The connection is cut off. [271] The NFC connection does not work. [272] Editing movies/photos on this product Unable to edit. [273] A movie cannot be divided. [274] The demonstration movies cannot be deleted. (models with the internal memory) [275] Playback on a TV Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV.
  • Page 16: Warning Messages

    To confirm the model name of this product See the bottom of this product. A: Model name (FDR-AX30/AX33/AXP33/AXP35) Differences in functions Models with the internal memory: FDR-AX30/AXP35 Models with the projector: FDR-AXP33/AXP35 Models with the Viewfinder: FDR-AX33/AXP33/AXP35 1080 60i-compatible device: See the bottom of this product.
  • Page 17 For the following items, the descriptions are explained with the model name. Parts and controls Menu items Expected recording time of movies Expected number of recordable photos [2] How to Use Before use Parts and controls Parts and controls (front/top) 1.
  • Page 18 9. Multi interface shoe For details on compatible accessories of the Multi interface shoe, visit the Sony website in your area, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Operations with other manufacture’s accessories are not guaranteed.
  • Page 19 4. Projector lens (FDR-AXP33/AXP35) [4] How to Use Before use Parts and controls Parts and controls (side) 1. Memory card access lamp While the lamp is lit or flashing, this product is reading or writing data. 2. Memory card slot 3.
  • Page 20 [5] How to Use Before use Parts and controls Parts and controls (back/bottom) 1. Viewfinder (FDR-AX33/AXP33/AXP35) This product is turned on when the viewfinder is pulled out. 2. Viewfinder lens adjustment dial (FDR-AX33/AXP33/AXP35) If the indications in the viewfinder appear blurred, adjust the viewfinder lens adjustment dial.
  • Page 21: Screen Indicators

    [6] How to Use Before use Screen indicators Screen indicators The following indicators appear when you change the settings. On the left side of the screen ( MENU button Self-timer recording [Airplane Mode] set to [On] Fader [Face Detection] set to [Off] [Smile Shutter] Manual focus Scene Selection...
  • Page 22 At the center of the screen ( Slideshow Set Warning Playback mode REC /STBY Recording mode AE/AF lock Wi-Fi On the right side of the screen ( Frame rate (30p/60p/50p/60i/50i/24p/25p), recording mode (PS/FX/FH/HQ/LP) and movie size Dual Video REC 60 min Remaining battery Recording/playback/editing media 0:00:00 Counter (hour:minute:second)
  • Page 23 Some indicators may not appear, depending on the model. [7] How to Use Before use Movie recording format Recording formats available with this product and their features This product supports XAVC S 4K, XAVC S HD and AVCHD. The image quality of XAVC S 4K is 4-times greater than the conventional high definition image quality.
  • Page 24: Supplied Items

    Hint Bit-rate refers to the data amount recordable over a certain period of time. [8] How to Use Getting started Checking the supplied items Supplied items The numbers in ( ) indicate the supplied quantity. Camcorder (1) AC Adaptor (1) HDMI cable (1) USB connection support cable (1) Power cord (mains lead) (1)
  • Page 25: Attaching The Battery

    Hint The USB connection support cable is designed for use with this product only. Use this cable when the Built-in USB Cable of this product is too short for connection. [9] How to Use Getting started Power source preparations Attaching the battery pack Attach the battery pack to this product.
  • Page 26: Charging The Battery Pack Using The Ac

    Note You cannot use any InfoLITHIUM battery pack other than the V series to this product. You cannot use the NP-FV30 InfoLITHIUM battery pack with this product. In the default setting, the power turns off automatically if you leave this product without any operation for about 2 minutes, to save battery power (Power Save).
  • Page 27: Charging The Battery Pack Using Your

    D: Align the mark on the DC plug Note Be aware of the following notes on using the AC Adaptor. Use a nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs while using this product. Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.
  • Page 28: Turning The Power

    The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery pack is fully charged. Disconnect the Built-in USB Cable from the computer, and then store it in the pocket on the grip belt. If the Built-in USB Cable is not long enough for the connection, use the USB connection support cable.
  • Page 29 To turn off the power Close the LCD monitor. You can also turn off this product by pressing (ON/STANDBY) button. If the viewfinder (models with the viewfinder) is pulled out, retract the viewfinder as shown in the illustration below. On turning this product on or off using the LCD monitor or the viewfinder (models with the viewfinder) The power of this product is turned on or off depending on the status of the LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
  • Page 30: Saving

    Using this product supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket) Supply power to this product using the AC Adaptor. 1. Make the same connections as shown in “Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor” to use this product. Even if the battery pack is attached, it will not be discharged.
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Angle Of The Lcd Monitor For Easier

    When you select , the date and time setting operation is complete. Hint The date and time are recorded automatically and can be displayed only during playback. To display them, select - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Data Code] - [Date/Time].
  • Page 32: Inserting A Memory

    1. Close the LCD monitor. 2. Pull out the viewfinder ( ) then adjust the angle you want ( 3. Move your eye close to the viewfinder. If the indicators on the viewfinder appear blurred, adjust it using the viewfinder lens adjustment dial located on the side of the viewfinder.
  • Page 33: Types Of Memory Card You Can Use With This

    A: Access lamp B: Insert the card with the notched edge in the direction as illustrated. Note To ensure stable operation of the memory card, it is recommended to format the memory card with this product before the first use. Formatting the memory card will erase all the data stored on it and the data will be irrecoverable.
  • Page 34: Recording Movies

    Memory Stick PRO Duo media (*) Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media (*) Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media (**) Memory Stick PRO Duo media with a capacity up to 32 GB have been confirmed to operate properly with this product. Memory Stick PRO Duo media with a capacity up to 64 GB have been confirmed to operate properly with this product.
  • Page 35: Shooting Photos

    To stop recording, press START/STOP again. Note If you close the LCD monitor while recording movies, this product stops recording (only when the viewfinder is retracted, models with the Viewfinder). The maximum continuous recordable time of a movie is about 13 hours. When an AVCHD movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie file is created automatically.
  • Page 36 Shoot photos. 1. Open the LCD monitor of this product to turn the power on. You can also turn on this product by pressing (ON/STANDBY) button or by pulling out the viewfinder (models with the viewfinder). 2. Press the (Shooting Mode) button to select the photo recording mode (models with the viewfinder).
  • Page 37: Controlling The Image Settings Manually With The Manual

    [22] How to Use Recording Changing the brightness manually for recording Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL ring Use the functions assigned to the MANUAL button or MANUAL ring. 1. Press the MANUAL button to switch to the manual operation mode. Pressing the MANUAL button switches the operation mode between manual and automatic.
  • Page 38 You can register your desired functions to the MANUAL button or MANUAL ring. 1. Press and hold the MANUAL button down for a few seconds. The [Manual Ring Setting] screen is displayed. 2. Rotate the MANUAL ring and select the item to be assigned. Select [RESET] to reset the items adjusted manually to the default settings.
  • Page 39 Close view (Telephoto) Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom. A: Wide angle B: Telephoto Note Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom lever. If you move your finger off the power zoom lever, the operation sound of the power zoom lever may also be recorded.
  • Page 40: Recording In Mirror

    When an item of [Picture Effect] is selected. When [ File Format] is set to [ XAVC S 4K] and [ REC Mode] is set to [100Mbps When [ File Format] is set to [ XAVC S 4K] and [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]. [26] How to Use Recording Useful functions for recording...
  • Page 41 2. Point this product toward the subject and start recording. The icons that correspond to the conditions detected are displayed. About the detectable scenes Face detection: (Portrait), (Baby) Scene detection: (Backlight), (Landscape), (Night Scene), (Spotlight), (Low light), (Macro) Camera-shake detection: (Walk), (Tripod) Sound detection:...
  • Page 42: Playing Movies And Photos From The Event View Screen

    Note Set [My Voice Canceling] to [Off] if you want to record a movie without decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie. Depending on the recording condition, you cannot decrease the voice volume of the person recording the movie as expected. The [My Voice Canceling] function does not activate while an external microphone is connected to this product.
  • Page 43 You can search for recorded images by date and time of recording (Event View). 1. Open the LCD monitor and press (View Images) to enter the playback mode. You can also operate by selecting (View Images) on the LCD monitor. 2.
  • Page 44: Screen Display On The Event View Screen

    Buttons for playback operations : Volume : Previous/Next : Delete : Fast-reverse/fast-forward : Context : Pause/Play : Stop : Play/stop slide show To start playing slide show, select PHOTO from in step 3. : Motion shot video : Motion Interval ADJ Note To prevent your image data from being lost, save all your recorded images on external media periodically.
  • Page 45: Index Screen

    1. To the MENU screen 2. Event name 3. To the previous event 4. To the movie/photo recording mode 5. Highlight Movie Maker (*) Highlight Movie Maker will be displayed when Movie format is set to AVCHD. It will not be displayed when an external media device is connected to this product.
  • Page 46 9. Movie 10. Highlight Movie 11. Photo Note Displayed icons may differ, depending on the model. Hint Reduced-size images which enable you to view many images at the same time on an index screen are called “thumbnails.” [32] How to Use Playback Creating a highlight movie About Highlight Movie Maker...
  • Page 47 1. Open the LCD monitor and press (View Images) to enter the playback mode. You can also operate by selecting (View Images) on the LCD monitor. The Event View screen is displayed. 2. Display the desired event at the center of the Event View, and select [ Highlight].
  • Page 48 [Selection Range] You can change the date range (starting date/ending date) of the highlight movie to be created. [Movie Length] You can set the length of the highlight movie. [Transition Effect] You can set the effect of the transition between scenes in the highlight movie. [Transition Speed] You can set the speed of the transition between scenes in the highlight movie.
  • Page 49 selects. There is a possibility that some of the highlight points you have set will not be used in the highlight movie. If the highlight movie cannot be played back due to corrupted background music file, select - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Empty Music], then transfer the background music file to this product.
  • Page 50 You can play movies created in the Highlight Movie Maker. 1. Open the LCD monitor and press (View Images) to enter the playback mode. You can also operate by selecting (View Images) on the LCD monitor. 2. Select at the top right corner of the screen - MP4 - 3.
  • Page 51: Notes On Editing

    The format of a movie to be played or edited can be changed on the Event View screen. 1. Press (View Images) to enter the playback mode. 2. Select the movie format you want to play from at the top right corner of the LCD monitor.
  • Page 52: Deleting By Date

    2. On the Event View screen, select , and then select the movie format you want to delete. An icon other than may be displayed depending on the [ File Format] setting and playback movie format setting. - [Edit/Copy] - [Delete]. 4.
  • Page 53: Dividing A Movie

    Another icon may appear instead of depending on the [ File Format] setting and the movie playback format. - [Edit/Copy] - [Delete]. 4. Select [All In Event]. 5. Select the date you want to delete using , and then select [40] How to Use Playback Editing images from the playback screen...
  • Page 54 A: Returns to the beginning of the selected movie B: Adjusts the dividing point with more precision Note A slight difference may occur from the point where you select and the actual dividing point, as this product selects the dividing point based on about half-second increments. An XAVC S movie or an MP4 movie cannot be divided.
  • Page 55 B: Adjusts the capturing point with more precision Note You cannot capture photos from a movie saved on a memory card. (models with the USB output only jack) Hint The recording date and time of captured photos are the same as the recording date and time of the movies.
  • Page 56 [43] How to Use Playback Using the built-in projector Notes on using the projector (models with the projector) The LCD monitor turns off while an image is being projected. Be careful of the following operations or situations while using the projector. Make sure not to project images towards the eyes.
  • Page 57: Using The Projector For Your Computer Or Smartphone

    This screen appears the first time you use the built-in projector after this product is turned on. 4. Adjust the focus of the projected image using the PROJECTOR FOCUS lever. A: PROJECTOR FOCUS lever The projected image is larger when the distance between this product and the reflecting surface increase.
  • Page 58 1. Connect the PROJECTOR IN jack of this product to an HDMI output jack of the other device using the HDMI cable (supplied). 2. Face the projector lens towards a surface, such as a wall, and then press PROJECTOR. 3. Select [Image from External Device] on the LCD monitor. 4.
  • Page 59: Viewing Images On A 4K

    If the terminal of the device connected is not compatible with the HDMI cable (supplied), use an HDMI plug adaptor (sold separately). For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the external media device. [46] How to Use Playback Playing images on a 4K TV Viewing images on a 4K TV You can play images recorded in the movie format [...
  • Page 60 Enlarging a part of an XAVC S 4K movie on the screen during playback on TV (Trimming Playback) You can enlarge a desired part of the image while a movie recorded in [ XAVC S 4K] format is being played back on TV. The enlarged part is played back in high definition image quality.
  • Page 61: Connecting This Product To A High Definition

    The size of the trimmed image can be adjusted with the (zoom in)/ (zoom out) buttons. You can also adjust the image size with the power zoom lever. Note Enlarged images cannot be played back on the LCD monitor of this product. (Trimming Playback) button is not displayed on the LCD monitor of this product in the following cases: When this product is connected to a TV that is not 4K or high definition...
  • Page 62: Enjoying 5.1Ch Surround

    Playback image quality: High definition image quality HDMI Resolution: [2160p/1080p] Playback image quality: 4K (You cannot view images on a high definition TV.) When the movie format is XAVC S HD or AVCHD HDMI Resolution: [Auto], [2160p/1080p], [1080p], [1080i], [720p] Playback image quality: High definition image quality, 4K(*) Signals output to the TV depend on the HDMI resolution setting on this product.
  • Page 63: Using Bravia

    A: Built-in microphone Note The sound of XAVC S and MP4 movies are recorded in 2ch sound. The built-in speaker does not output 5.1ch surround sound even if you play back a movie recorded with 5.1ch surround sound on this product. To enjoy the 5.1ch surround sound of the movies recorded in 5.1ch sound, you need a device compatible with 5.1ch surround.
  • Page 64: On The Hdmi Cable

    This product is compatible with the Photo TV HD standard. Photo TV HD allows for highly- detailed, photo-like depiction of subtle textures and colors. By connecting Sony’s Photo TV HD-compatible devices using the HDMI cable(*), a whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtaking HD quality.
  • Page 65 1. Switch the setting of this product according to the resolution of the connected 4K or high definition TV. - [Setup]- [ Connection]- [HDMI Resolution]- desired setting. HDMI Resolution: 4K TV: [Auto](*), [2160p/1080p] (*), [1080p], [1080i], [720p] High definition TV: [Auto], [1080p], [1080i], [720p] A black screen appears for several seconds when the Trimming Playback function is turned on or off.
  • Page 66: Connecting This Product To A Non-High-Definition

    When this product is connected to a TV that is not 4K or high definition When a movie recorded in XAVC S HD or AVCHD format is played back When only photos are played back The trimming playback frame may not appear if you touch the periphery of the playback screen.
  • Page 67: Using The Playmemories Home

    Saving format: AVCHD Hint For the latest storage environment, visit the following website. http://www.sony.net/ You may also save by connecting a recorder with an AV cable (sold separately). The image quality will be standard definition. To transfer images to your smartphone Connect this product and your smartphone via Wi-Fi to transfer MP4 movies to the smartphone.
  • Page 68: Installing The Playmemories Home Software In Your

    F: Play the imported images G: Share images on PlayMemories Online Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer PlayMemories Home can be downloaded from the following URL. www.sony.net/pm/ [57] How to Use Saving images with an external device Using the PlayMemories...
  • Page 69 1. Access the following download page using an Internet browser on your computer to download the PlayMemories Home software. www.sony.net/pm/ Install the software according to the on-screen instructions. When the installation has completed, PlayMemories Home starts. If the PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software is installed on your computer, it will be overwritten by the PlayMemories Home software.
  • Page 70: Disconnecting This Product From The

    [60] How to Use Saving images with an external device Using the PlayMemories Home software About the dedicated software for this product You can download the dedicated software from the Sony website. Windows: www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/ Mac: www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/ Note The software that can be used with this product will differ, depending on the...
  • Page 71: Creating A Blu-Ray

    You can create a Blu-ray disc with an AVCHD movie previously imported to a computer. To create a Blu-ray disc, the “BD Add-on Software” must be installed. http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/BDUW/ Your computer must support the creation of Blu-ray discs. BD-R (unrewritable) and BD-RE (rewritable) media are available for creating Blu-ray discs.
  • Page 72: Saving Images On An External Media Device

    AVCHD movies: Max. 3,999 The total of photos and MP4 movies: Max. 40,000 The number of scenes may be smaller depending on the type of images recorded. If this product does not recognize the external media device, try the following operations. Reconnect the USB Adaptor Cable to this product.
  • Page 73 Movies and photos that are stored on the recording media, and that have not yet been saved on to an external media device can be saved on the connected media device at this time. This operation is available only when there are newly recorded images in this product.
  • Page 74 3. Select - [Edit/Copy] - [Copy], and then follow the on-screen instructions to save images. Hint If you want to copy images that have not yet been copied, select - [Edit/Copy] - [Direct Copy] while this product is connected to the external media device. [65] How to Use Saving images with an external device Saving images on an external...
  • Page 75: Deleting Images In The External Media Device

    Hint You can also view images on a TV connected to this product. When an external media device is connected, will appear on the Event View screen. To play back the images saved on an external media device using your computer, select the drive that represents the external media device on the PlayMemories Home software, and then play movies.
  • Page 76 You can copy images on this product onto a disc or video casette. Connect this product to a disc recorder with an AV cable (sold separately). Note Connect the AC Adaptor to this product, and then connect the AC Adaptor to a wall outlet (wall socket).
  • Page 77 [68] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function What you can do with the Wi-Fi function What you can do with the Wi-Fi function Explains what you can do using the Wi-Fi function of this product. Saving movies and photos to your computer Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote...
  • Page 78 Live Streaming Multi Camera Control Note The Wi-Fi function of this product cannot be used by connecting to a public wireless network. PlayMemories Mobile is not guaranteed to work on all smartphones and tablets. [69] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Controlling via a smartphone Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander...
  • Page 79 You can operate this product using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander. 1. Install PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone. If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the software to the latest version. 2. On the LCD monitor of this product, select - [Wireless] - [ Function] - [Ctrl with Smartphone].
  • Page 80 commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote) You can operate this product using your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander. Note Make sure that your smartphone is not in sleep mode and the screen is unlocked in advance.
  • Page 81 4. Operate this product using your smartphone. Note The photo size stored on the smartphone is [2M] except when the image size is [ (VGA)]. Movies are recorded on this product and are not stored on the smartphone. The operation methods and display screens for the application are subject to change without notice by future upgrades.
  • Page 82 5. Select the image you want to transfer, and add mark, and then select The SSID and a password are displayed on the LCD monitor of this product. This product is now ready to be connected from your smartphone. A: SSID B: Password 6.
  • Page 83 Hint For the latest supported OS, refer to the download page of PlayMemories Mobile. [72] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Transferring images to a smartphone Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one- touch sharing) Transfer images to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet.
  • Page 84 Hold this product and your smartphone together and keep them still for about 1-2 seconds until PlayMemories Mobile starts up on your smartphone. Make sure that (N mark) is displayed on the LCD monitor of this product. 5. The images are transferred from this product to the smartphone. Transferred images will be stored in Gallery/Album on an Android smartphone/tablet or Album on an iPhone/iPad.
  • Page 85 You can transfer and save movies and photos to your computer. 1. Install the software on your computer. For Windows: PlayMemories Home http://www.sony.net/pm/ For Mac: Wireless Auto Import http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/ If connecting this product to your computer for the first time after installing the software, set [USB Connect Setting] to [Mass Storage] on this product, and then connect this product to your computer with the Built-in USB Cable.
  • Page 86: Connecting To An Android Smartphone Or Tablet

    [74] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Transferring images to a TV Playing images on a TV (View on TV) You can view images on your TV connected to the network by transferring images from this product without connecting this product and TV with a cable. Operations may be required on your TV before playing depending on the TV you use.
  • Page 87: Connecting To An Iphone Or Ipad

    Shows how to connect this product to your Android smartphone or tablet. Display the SSID and password in advance by selecting [Send to Smartphone] or [Ctrl with Smartphone] on this product. 1. Start up PlayMemories Mobile on the smartphone. 2. Select the SSID displayed on this product. 3.
  • Page 88 Shows how to connect this product to your iPhone or iPad. Display the SSID and password in advance by selecting [Send to Smartphone] or [Ctrl with Smartphone] on this product. 1. Open the settings menu. 2. Select Wi-Fi. 3. Select the SSID displayed on this product. 4.
  • Page 89 6. Go back to Home and start up PlayMemories Mobile. [77] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Connecting a smartphone Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet You can easily connect this product to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet. Note Make sure that your smartphone is not in sleep mode and the screen is unlocked in advance.
  • Page 90: About The Playmemories Mobile Software

    PlayMemories Mobile application for smartphone is required. Install the application from the applications store for your smartphone. If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the application to the latest version. For details on PlayMemories Mobile, visit the PlayMemories Mobile support page (www.sony.net/pmm/).
  • Page 91: About Live Streaming

    [79] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Live Streaming About Live Streaming Live Streaming is a function to stream real-time video to a video sharing site such as USTREAM, and can be accomplished by using this product with a Wi-Fi router or smartphone capable of tethering.
  • Page 92 Connect to your computer with Mass Storage B: PlayMemories Home” Start "PlayMemories Home" by selecting it from Tools in the MENU bar. For details, see http://www.sony.net/guide/nst/. C: Obtaining OAuth authenticated channel ID Log in to USTREAM and perform authentication using "PlayMemories Home."...
  • Page 93: Performing Live Streaming

    Your personal information (information required when logging in to USTREAM, Twitter or Facebook) is set in this product. Be sure to reset the settings of this product when you transfer or dispose of it. Hint USTREAM is a video sharing site through which you can stream and view videos with the Live Streaming function of this product.
  • Page 94 Smile Shutter Hint You can record a movie that is Live Streaming into the memory of this product. The movie is recorded either in the internal memory (internal memory equipped model only) or the memory card based on the setting. If the internal memory (internal memory equipped model only) or the memory card becomes full, recording stops automatically without stopping streaming.
  • Page 95: Camera Control

    Continuous Live Streaming using this product is limited to about 13 hours. Restrictions of network connections In some countries, you cannot connect to Live Streaming sites. Use this function in accordance with the laws of that country. [83] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Controlling other cameras through this product...
  • Page 96 product. 3. Press the START/STOP button of this product. All devices are connected to this product will start recording. is displayed on the icons of this product and the cameras that are recording movies. By selecting or icons displayed in B in the figure above during shooting, you can check the image being recorded with the connected camera on the LCD monitor of this product.
  • Page 97 [Flip]: Sets whether to record images upside down. Drive Mode]: Sets the continuous shooting method. Shooting Interval]: Sets the interval of continuous shooting. Self-Timer]: Sets self-timer. Interval shooting settings (displayed when one camera is connected and the Shooting Mode is set to [ Interval Shoot]) You can set the interval period for consecutive recordings of the interval photo recording [Flip]: Sets whether to record images upside down.
  • Page 98 Hint The status of the connected camera is displayed on the LCD monitor of this product in real-time. You can operate zoom of the camera selected with or icons displayed in (B) using the zoom lever of this product. [84] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Controlling other cameras through this product...
  • Page 99 [85] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Controlling other cameras through this product Connecting this product to more than one camera with Multi Camera Control (Multi Connection) You can connect this product with other cameras via Wi-Fi. By connecting via Wi-Fi, you can control other cameras with this product.
  • Page 100: Setting Up Menu Items

    (Picture in Picture; an image with an inset window of another image) clips, etc. Installing PlayMemories Home To edit PinP clips, etc., you need to install PlayMemories Home on your computer. PlayMemories Home can be installed from the following URL. http://www.sony.net/pm/ [87] How to Use Menu operations Using menu items Setting up menu items This product has various menu items under each of 7 menu categories.
  • Page 101: How To Use The Keyboard

    Note Select to finish setting the menu or to return to the previous screen. To find a menu item quickly The [Camera/Mic], [Wireless] and [Setup] menus have sub-categories. Select the sub- category icon so that you can select your desired menu item. A: Sub-category icons When you cannot select a menu item Some menu items or settings are not available, depending on the settings of this product.
  • Page 102 numerals and symbols. 2. Keyboard Each time you touch the key, the displayed character switches between the choices available. For example: If you want to enter “abd” Select [abc], touching it once to display “a” touch - select [abc], touching it twice to display “b”...
  • Page 103: Smth Slw Rec

    [91] How to Use Menu operations Shooting Mode Smth Slw REC This product records approximately 3-second-long fast actions or motions as an approximately 12-second-long slow-motion movie. - [Image Quality/Size] - [ File Format] - [ AVCHD]. - [Shooting Mode] - [Smth Slw REC]. 3.
  • Page 104 Divides 2 seconds of fast movement into frames which are then recorded as a movie and photos. You can view a series of movement when playing back, which is convenient in cases such as checking golf swing or tennis form. - [Image Quality/Size] - [ File Format] - [ AVCHD].
  • Page 105: High Speed Rec

    recommended that you record images under stable conditions (for example, using a tripod). Hint You can check your form using self-timer. Select [ ] / [ ] - [On], this product starts countdown of the timer after you press the START/STOP button. The point when the count reaches 0 is assumed as the moment of impact and motion before and after 0 is recorded.
  • Page 106 10 seconds for better color balance adjustment. (Outdoor): The white balance is appropriately adjusted for the following recording conditions: Outdoors Night views, neon signs and fireworks Sunrise or sunset Under daylight fluorescent lamps (Indoor): The white balance is appropriately adjusted for the following recording conditions: Indoors At party scenes or studios where the lighting conditions change quickly Under video lamps in a studio, or under sodium lamps or incandescent-like color lamps...
  • Page 107: Spot Meter

    2. Touch the subject which you want to adjust the exposure and focus of. To adjust the brightness and focus automatically, select [Auto]. Note [Exposure] and [Focus] are automatically set to [Manual]. [96] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Spot Meter Exposure can be adjusted and set for the selected subject automatically.
  • Page 108 - [Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [Spot Focus]. 2. Touch the subject which you want to adjust the focus. To adjust the focus automatically, select [Auto]. Note [Focus] is automatically set to [Manual]. [98] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Exposure You can fix the brightness of an image manually.
  • Page 109 Descriptions of menu items Auto (default setting): The focus is adjusted automatically. Manual: appears. Adjust the focus using (nearby subject) or (distant subject). appears when the focus cannot be adjusted any closer, and appears when the focus cannot be adjusted farther away. Note The minimum possible distance between this product and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 31 1/2 in.) for...
  • Page 110: Shutter Speed

    Adjust the iris by selecting to sharpen the whole image (increase the IRIS parameter), and to sharpen the subject with its background blurred (decrease the IRIS parameter). [101] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Shutter Speed You can shoot images with the Shutter Speed priority mode. You can express the movement of a moving subject in various way by adjusting the shutter speed.
  • Page 111: Agc Limit

    When recording using [Smth Slw REC], it changes to 1/215 - 1/10,000 seconds. When recording using [High Speed REC], it changes to 1/120 - 1/10,000 seconds. When recording under fluorescent lamps, sodium lamps, mercury lamps, or LED light, horizontal bands may appear on the LCD monitor. You may be able to improve the situation by adjusting the shutter speed.
  • Page 112 The exposure is adjusted automatically. On (Adjusted number and EV): Adjust the automatic exposure level using when the subject is white or the background is bright, and when the subject is dark or the light is dim. [104] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic White Balance Shift...
  • Page 113: Scene Selection

    [106] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Scene Selection You can record images effectively in various situations. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [Scene Selection] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items (Auto)(default setting): Adjusts image quality automatically. (Night Scene)(*): Using a tripod (sold separately) allows you to shoot beautiful night scenes.
  • Page 114 (Portrait): Brings out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background. (Spotlight): Prevents people’s faces from appearing excessively white when subjects are lit by strong light. (Beach): Takes the vivid blue of the ocean or a lake. (Snow): Takes bright pictures of a white landscape.
  • Page 115: Picture Effect

    Shutter Speed Cinematone [107] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Picture Effect Allows you to shoot more impressive images by selecting the desired effect. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [Picture Effect] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Does not use the Picture Effect.
  • Page 116 [108] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Cinematone This product automatically adjusts the image quality of the movie to resemble the atmosphere of film camera images. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [ Cinematone] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Does not use the Cinematone function.
  • Page 117 A: Out B: In Black Fader( Fades in/out with the black effect. Images recorded using the [Black Fader] effect may appear dark on the index screen. A: Out B: In Note When you press START/STOP, the setting is cleared. [110] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Self-Timer...
  • Page 118 [111] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic SteadyShot (Movie) This product has a balanced optical SteadyShot function that allows you to reduce the camera-shake when shooting with zooming, as well as when shooting with a wide-angle shot. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [ SteadyShot] - desired setting.
  • Page 119: Digital Zoom

    [113] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Digital Zoom You can select the maximum zoom level. Note that the image quality decreases when you use the digital zoom. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [Digital Zoom] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Digital zoom cannot be used.
  • Page 120: Nightshot Light

    You can assign one menu item you often use to the MANUAL ring. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [Manual Ring Setting] - desired setting. Menu items that you can set Zoom/Focus/Exposure/IRIS/Shutter Speed/AE Shift/White Balance Shift [116] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic NIGHTSHOT Light...
  • Page 121: Smile Shutter

    Off ( Does not detect faces. Note Faces may not be detected depending on recording conditions. Hint Recording conditions for better face detection performance are as follows. Shoot in a sufficiently bright place. The subject is not wearing glasses, a hat or mask. The subject faces directly towards the camera.
  • Page 122: Smile Sensitivity

    Smile Sensitivity Sets the smile detection sensitivity for using the Smile Shutter function. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Face] - [Smile Sensitivity] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Big Smile: Detects a big smile. Normal Smile (default setting): Detects a normal smile. Slight Smile: Detects even a slight smile.
  • Page 123 Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) floating close to the lens are accentuated by a flash, and they appear as white circular spots. To reduce this phenomenon, brighten the recording place and record the subject without a flash. [121] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Flash Level (Only when connecting an external flash)
  • Page 124: My Voice Canceling

    On ( Uses Red Eye Reduction to prevent redeye. Note The redeye reduction may not produce the desired effect due to individual differences and other conditions. The redeye function does not work with automatic recording by [Smile Shutter]. [123] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic My Voice Canceling...
  • Page 125: Auto Wind Nr

    You can record a movie with vivid sound appropriate to the zoom position. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Microphone] - [Blt-in Zoom Mic] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): The microphone does not record sound following zooming in or out. On ( The microphone records sound following zooming in or out.
  • Page 126: Audio Rec Level

    You can change the recording sound format. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Microphone] - [Audio Mode] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items 5.1ch Surround ( ) (default setting): Records sound in 5.1ch surround. 2ch Stereo ( Records sound in 2ch stereo. Note [5.1ch Surround] is available when [ File Format] is set to [...
  • Page 127: Focus Magnifier

    When you are using a dedicated microphone that is connected with the Multi interface shoe, the recording level setting will be invalid, and you will not be able to adjust the recording level. After setting [My Voice Canceling] to [On], you cannot change the audio recording level anymore.
  • Page 128: Grid Line

    Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Does not magnify images. Magnify images. Note Even though the image displayed on this product has been magnified, the recorded image is not magnified. The image that is output to an external device is not magnified. [130] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic...
  • Page 129 recording. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Shooting Assist] - [Display Setting] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Auto (default setting): Displays for about 3 seconds. The rec and zoom buttons on the LCD monitor are displayed. Always displays. The rec and zoom buttons on the LCD monitor are not displayed. Note You cannot change the setting of the icons or indicators on the LCD monitor while in playback mode.
  • Page 130: Audio Level Display

    With a subject that exceeds a brightness level of 100 IRE, the image may become overexposed. Hint The zebra pattern will not be recorded with the image. [133] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Peaking You can display an image on the LCD monitor with its outlines enhanced with colors. This function helps you to adjust the focus.
  • Page 131: Rec Mode

    - [Camera/Mic] - [ Shooting Assist] - [Audio Level Display] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): Displays audio level meter. Off: Does not display the audio level meter. [135] How to Use Menu operations Image Quality/Size REC Mode You can select your desired image quality for AVCHD movies.
  • Page 132: Frame Rate

    1080 50i-compatible device Hint Types of media that images can be saved on will depend on the image quality selected. 60p Quality (*)/50p Quality (**)/Highest Quality Memory card, External media, Blu-ray discs High Quality /Standard /Long Time Memory card, External media, Blu-ray discs, AVCHD recording discs 1080 60i-compatible device: [60p Quality ] can be set only when the [ Frame Rate] is set to...
  • Page 133: Dual Video Rec

    This is an ordinary setting for recording AVCHD movies. 60p(*)/50p(**): You can record movies with a data volume twice that of 60i(*) or 50i(**)/30p(*) or 25p(**) per unit time. When you play a movie recorded with this setting on a TV, the TV must be compatible with 60p(*) or 50p(**) movie playback and you have to set [HDMI Resolution] to 1080p.
  • Page 134: File Format

    When [ File Format] is set to [ XAVC S HD] and [ Frame Rate] is set to 60p (1080 60i-compatible device)/50p (1080 50i-compatible device). During [Live Streaming] During [Multi Camera Control] The following functions cannot be used when [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]. Dual Capture (When [ File Format] is set to [ XAVC S 4K].)
  • Page 135: Ctrl With Smartphone

    shoot differs, depending on the image size selected. - [Image Quality/Size] - [ Image Size] - desired setting. The image size is set according to the format selected as [ File Format]. L (20.6M) (*) L (15.4M) (*) M (10.3M) M (7.7M) (*) S (2.1M) S (VGA) (*)
  • Page 136: Send To Smartphone

    [142] How to Use Menu operations Wireless Live Streaming You can live stream videos being shot with this product to a video sharing site such as USTREAM through a Wi-Fi router or smartphone capable of tethering. For details, see “Related Topic.” [143] How to Use Menu operations Wireless...
  • Page 137: Airplane Mode

    [145] How to Use Menu operations Wireless View on TV You can view images on your TV that is compatible with the network function by transferring images from this product without connecting this product and TV with a cable. Operations may be required on your TV before playing depending on the TV you use.
  • Page 138: Wps Push

    - [Wireless] - [ Setting] - [Multi Camera Ctrl Set] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Single Connection (default setting): Operates one camera. Multi Connection: Operates multiple cameras. [148] How to Use Menu operations Wireless Vid REC during strm. While videos shot with this product are Live Streaming to a video sharing site such as USTREAM, the video can be recorded on the recording media of this product.
  • Page 139: Access Point Settings

    2. Press the WPS button on the access point you want to register. Note [WPS Push] requires that the security of the access point be WPA or WPA2 and that the WPS push button method is supported. If the security of your access point is set to WEP or your access point does not support the WPS push button method, register the access point manually.
  • Page 140: Edit Device Name

    Access points without the icon do not require a password to be entered. Other setting items Depending on the status or the setting method of your access point, there may be more setting items. WPS PIN: Displays the PIN to enter to the connected device. IP address setting: Select [Auto] or [Manual].
  • Page 141: Disp Mac Address

    Hint For input method, see “How to use the keyboard.” [152] How to Use Menu operations Wireless Disp MAC Address Display the MAC address of this product. - [Wireless] - [ Setting] - [Disp MAC Address]. The MAC address is displayed. [153] How to Use Menu operations Wireless...
  • Page 142: Event View

    - [Wireless] - [ Setting] - [Network Info Reset]. Note After resetting the connection information, you must set the smartphone or the access point again. When performing Live Streaming, you have to re-configure the settings with “PlayMemories Home”. [155] How to Use Menu operations Playback Function Event View...
  • Page 143 All In Event: You can delete all images in the selected date at one time. Select the date you want to delete using , and then select [157] How to Use Menu operations Edit/Copy Protect Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake. will be displayed on the protected images.
  • Page 144: Direct Copy

    You can copy images stored on the recording media of this product. The original copy of the image will not be deleted after the copy operation has been completed. After you select [Copy], a display asking you to select the source and the destination for the images to be copied appears.
  • Page 145: Media Info

    You can perform this operation when this product is connected to an external device. [160] How to Use Menu operations Setup Media Select (Models with the internal memory) You can select your desired medium for recording, playback and editing. - [Setup] - [ Media Settings] - [Media Select] - desired recording medium.
  • Page 146 Format Formatting deletes all the movies and photos to recover recordable free space. - [Setup] - [ Media Settings] - [Format] - desired recording medium, and select Note Connect this product to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation.
  • Page 147: File Number

    To avoid the loss of important images, they should be saved on a computer or other devices before performing [Empty]. Disconnect all cables except the AC Adaptor. Do not disconnect the AC Adaptor during the operation. If you stop performing [Empty] while [Executing...] appears, be sure to complete the operation by performing [Format] or [Empty] before you use this product next time.
  • Page 148: Data Code

    [166] How to Use Menu operations Setup Data Code During playback, this product displays the information recorded automatically at the time of recording. You can check the following information. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Data Code] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Data code is not displayed.
  • Page 149 Gain Brightness Exposure Flash Note The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect this product to a TV. Depending on the recording media condition, [-- -- --] may appear. [167] How to Use Menu operations Setup Volume You can adjust the volume of playback sound.
  • Page 150 to a computer. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Download Music]. [170] How to Use Menu operations Setup Empty Music (Models with the USB IN/OUT jacks) You can delete all music files stored on this product. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Empty Music].
  • Page 151: Hdmi Resolution

    A: Images recorded in 16:9 (wide) mode B: Images recorded in 4:3 mode [172] How to Use Menu operations Setup HDMI Resolution Select the output image resolution when connecting this product to a TV with the HDMI cable. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [HDMI Resolution] - desired setting.
  • Page 152: Usb Connect

    - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [CTRL FOR HDMI] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): Operates this product using the TV’s Remote Commander. Off: Does not operate this product using the TV’s Remote Commander. [174] How to Use Menu operations Setup USB Connect...
  • Page 153: Usb Lun Setting

    Note When this product is connected to an external device in the [MTP] mode, image files will be displayed with the recorded date, however, some information included in the image files cannot be displayed on the connected device. To import images from this product to your computer, use the PlayMemories Home software.
  • Page 154: Monitor Brightness

    Off: Cancels the melody. [178] How to Use Menu operations Setup Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Monitor Brightness] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Normal (default setting): Normal setting (normal brightness).
  • Page 155: Rec Lamp

    The camera recording lamp does not light up. [181] How to Use Menu operations Setup Power ON w/monitor (FDR-AX30) Set whether you turn on/off the product by opening/closing the LCD monitor or not. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Power ON w/monitor] - desired setting.
  • Page 156 You can select the language to be used on the LCD monitor. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Language Setting] - desired language. [183] How to Use Menu operations Setup 24p Mode (1080 50i-compatible device) You can record 24p movies with changing the signal format. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [24p Mode] - If you want to return the system to 50i mode, select...
  • Page 157: Battery Info

    Use this function if the buttons on the touch panel does not work correctly. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Calibration]. 2. Touch “×” displayed on the LCD monitor with the corner of memory card or the like 3 times.
  • Page 158: Demo Mode

    - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Power Save]. Descriptions of menu items Standard (default setting): The backlight of the LCD monitor turns dark automatically if you do not attempt to operate this product for more than about 1 minute. This product turns off automatically if you do not attempt to operate this product for more than about 2 minutes.
  • Page 159 Event View mode set, a demonstration movie starts playing. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Demo Mode] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): Make the settings for playback of the demonstration movie. Off: The demonstration does not appear. Note In the default setting, the protected demonstration movie is pre-recorded in the Event View.
  • Page 160: Area Setting

    Descriptions of menu items Date & Time Format: You can select the order of year, month and day displayed. Daylight Savings/Summer Time: Sets the summertime. The clock is set to move the time forward 1 hour. Date & Time: You can set the clock. [192] How to Use Menu operations Setup...
  • Page 161: Expected Recording Time With Each Battery Pack

    NP-FV70 (supplied): 555 min NP-FV100: 930 min Hint The charging times shown in the table above are measured when charging this product at a temperature of 25 ˚C (77 °F). It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 ˚C to 30 ˚C (50 °F to 86 °F).
  • Page 162: Expected Playback Time With Each Battery Pack

    viewfinder) Hint Each recording time is measured with the following settings. When [ File Format] is set to [ XAVC S 4K], [ REC Mode] is set to [60Mbps ] and [ Frame Rate] is set to [30p] [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off] Typical recording time shows the time when you repeat recording start/stop, switching the [Shooting Mode], and zooming.
  • Page 163 Notes on recording movies Read the following precautions regarding movie recording. Note The recordable time may vary depending on the recording and subject conditions and [ REC Mode]. You can record movies of a maximum of 9,999 scenes in XAVC S format or 3,999 scenes in AVCHD format.
  • Page 164 24p (*): [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 120 min (120 min) [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 125 min (125 min) XAVC S HD: 60p (*)/50p (**): [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 150 min (150 min) 30p (*)/25p (**): [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 145 min (145 min) [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 150 min (150 min)
  • Page 165: Expected Recording Time Of Movies

    [198] How to Use Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable photos Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for the internal memory Expected number of recordable photos (models with the internal memory) The expected number of images you can save on the internal memory is shown as follows. You can record a maximum 40,000 photos collectively.
  • Page 166 The expected recording time of movies when saving on a memory card is shown as follows. 16 GB 60p Quality (*)/50p Quality (**): [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 75 min (75 min) Highest Quality [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 75 min (75 min) [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 85 min (85 min) High Quality [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 100 min (100 min)
  • Page 167 When [ REC Mode] is set to [100Mbps [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 75 min (75 min) [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 75 min (75 min) When [ REC Mode] is set to [60Mbps [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 120 min (120 min) [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 125 min (125 min) XAVC S HD : [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 145 min (145 min)
  • Page 168: Expected Number Of Recordable Photos

    [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 2985 min (2450 min) 1080 60i-compatible device 1080 50i-compatible device Note When using a Sony memory card. When recording AVCHD movies with [Audio Mode] set to [5.1ch Surround]. The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable time. [201] How to Use...
  • Page 169 The number of recordable photos of memory card may vary depending on the recording conditions. The unique image processing system of Sony’s BIONZ X allows still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described. [202] How to Use Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable...
  • Page 170: Recording Pixels And Aspect Ratio

    Approx. 50 Mbps 1,920 × 1,080 pixels/60p(*), 1,920 × 1,080 pixels/50p(**), 1,920 × 1,080 pixels/30p(*), 1,920 × 1,080 pixels/24p(*) or 1,920 × 1,080 pixels/25p(**), 16:9 AVCHD: PS: Max. 28 Mbps 1,920 x 1,080 pixels/60p(*) or 1,920 × 1,080 pixels/50p(**), AVC HD 28 M (PS), 16:9 FX: Max.
  • Page 171: About The Avchd Format

    [204] How to Use Additional information Precautions About the AVCHD format What is the AVCHD format? The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format used to record a high definition (HD) signal using efficient data compression coding technology. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is adopted to compress video data, and the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM system is used to compress audio data.
  • Page 172: About The Memory Stick Media

    slot. Doing so may cause a malfunction. Do not use or keep the memory card in the following locations: Places subject to extremely high temperature, such as a car parked outside in the sun Places under direct sunlight Places with extremely high humidity or subject to corrosive gases On types of memory card you can use with this product You can use only Memory Stick PRO Duo media which is half as large as that of Memory Stick media or a standard sized SD card.
  • Page 173: About The Infolithium Battery Pack

    Movies saved on Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media or SDXC memory cards cannot be imported to or played back on computers or AV devices not supporting the exFAT(*) file system by connecting this product to these devices with the USB cable. Confirm in advance that the connecting equipment is supporting the exFAT system.
  • Page 174 Battery pack performance decreases when the ambient temperature is 10 ˚C (50 °F) or below, and the length of time you can use the battery pack becomes shorter. If that happens, one of the following is recommended to enable longer use of the battery pack: Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up, and install it on this product immediately before you start shooting.
  • Page 175: On Use And Care

    On use and care On recording Before starting to record, test the recording function to make sure the image and sound are recorded without any problems. Compensation for the contents of recordings cannot be provided, even if recording or playback is not possible due to a malfunction of this product, recording media, etc. TV color systems differ depending on the country/region.
  • Page 176 Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired. If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your product and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping on the product.
  • Page 177: Lcd Monitor

    Keep metal contacts clean. If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked: Consult your local authorized Sony service facility. Wash off any liquid that may have contacted your skin. If any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with plenty of water and consult a doctor.
  • Page 178: On Connecting To A Computer Or Accessory Etc

    down. When you are recording movies with an external flash (sold separately) connected to the Multi interface shoe, turn off the power of the external flash to prevent charging noise from being recorded. When an external microphone (sold separately) is connected, it takes precedence over the built-in microphone.
  • Page 179: On Moisture Condensation

    We recommend using genuine Sony accessories. Genuine Sony accessories may not be available in some countries/regions. [210] How to Use Additional information Handling of this product On moisture condensation If this product is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside this product.
  • Page 180: On Handling The Lcd Monitor

    [212] How to Use Additional information Handling of this product Note on disposal/transfer of the memory card Even if you [Delete] data in the memory card or [Format] the memory card on this product or a computer, you may not delete data from the memory card completely. When you give the memory card to somebody, it is recommended that you delete data completely using data deletion software on a computer.
  • Page 181: About Care And Storage Of The Lens

    Leaving this product in contact with rubber or vinyl objects for a long period of time [215] How to Use Additional information Maintenance About care and storage of the lens Wipe the surface of the lens clean with a soft cloth in the following instances: When there are fingerprints on the lens surface In hot or humid locations When the lens is exposed to salty air such as at the seaside...
  • Page 182: On Tv Color Systems

    Select - [Setup] - [ Clock Settings] - [Daylight Savings] or [Summer Time], and - [Setup] - [ Clock Settings] - [Area Setting]. [217] How to Use Additional information Trademarks On trademarks Handycam and are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 183 InfoLITHIUM is a trademark of Sony Corporation. BIONZ X is a trademark of Sony Corporation. BRAVIA and Photo TV HD are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Blu-ray Disc™ and Blu-ray™ are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 184: Notes On The License

    Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. When downloading the source code, select HDR-PJ670 as the model for this product. http://oss.sony.net/Products/Linux We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.
  • Page 185: If You Have Problems

    When recording a movie with SteadyShot set to [Active] 4K : 15 times 20 times When recording a movie or photo with SteadyShot set to [Standard] or [Off] 10 times When [Digital Zoom] is set to [120x] 120 times [220] How to Use Additional information Using this product after a long time Using this product after a long time...
  • Page 186: The Power Does Not Turn On

    If you select [Initialize], all settings, including the clock setting, are reset. 4. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Note You may need to initialize or change the current internal memory (Models with the internal memory) of this product depending on the problem.
  • Page 187: This Product Gets Warm

    While Intelligent Auto is active, some menu settings related to image quality will be changed automatically. The following menu items return to the default settings when you switch between movie recording, photo recording and playback modes. Fader] Self-Timer] [225] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Overall operations This product gets warm.
  • Page 188: The Power Abruptly Turns Off

    [Shutter Speed] [AGC Limit] [AE Shift] [White Balance Shift] [Low Lux] [Scene Selection] [Picture Effect] Cinematone] SteadyShot] [Auto Back Light] [Face Detection] [228] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Batteries/power sources The power abruptly turns off. Use the AC Adaptor. In the default setting, this product turns itself off when no operations are performed for more than about 2 minutes ([Power Save]).
  • Page 189: The Remaining Battery Power Is Not Displayed Correctly

    If the temperature of the battery pack is too high or too low, you may not be able to charge it. Attach the charged battery pack to this product correctly. If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from a wall outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged. [231] Troubleshooting...
  • Page 190: The Buttons Do Not Appear On The Lcd Monitor

    [234] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Monitor The buttons do not appear on the LCD monitor. Touch the LCD monitor lightly. [235] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Monitor The buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly or do not work at all. Adjust the touch panel ([Calibration]). [236] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Monitor...
  • Page 191: Operations Using The Memory Card Cannot Be Performed

    In the default setting, the backlight of the LCD monitor turns off automatically if you do not attempt to operate this product for more than about 1 minute ([Power Save]). [239] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Viewfinder The image in the viewfinder is not clear (models with the viewfinder).
  • Page 192: The Data File Name Is Not Indicated Correctly Or Flashes

    The maximum number of images that you can delete on the index screen at one time is 100. You cannot delete the protected images. [243] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Memory card The data file name is not indicated correctly or flashes. The file is damaged. The file format is not supported by this product.
  • Page 193: Photos Cannot Be Recorded

    [246] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording Photos cannot be recorded. You cannot record photos together with: [Smth Slw REC] [Golf Shot] [High Speed REC] Fader] When [ File Format] is set to [ XAVC S 4K] and [Dual Video REC] is set to [On], you cannot shoot photos while recording a movie in movie recording mode.
  • Page 194: This Product Stops Recording

    Depending on the recording conditions, the time available for recording may be shorter, for example when recording a fast moving object, etc. [250] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording This product stops recording. If you keep applying vibration on this product, recording may stop. [251] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording...
  • Page 195: Images Cannot Be Recorded Or Played Back Correctly

    Set [ SteadyShot] to [Active] or [Standard], or set [ SteadyShot] to [On]. Even if [ SteadyShot] is set to [Active] or [Standard], or [ SteadyShot] is set to [On], this product may not be able to compensate for excessive vibrations. [254] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording...
  • Page 196: Sound Is Not Recorded Correctly

    You cannot set [Monitor Brightness] when: The LCD monitor is closed on this product with the LCD monitor facing out. The power is supplied from the AC Adaptor. [258] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording Sound is not recorded correctly. If you connect or disconnect an external microphone, etc. while recording movies, the sound may not be recorded correctly.
  • Page 197: Photos Cannot Be Played Back

    Rate] to the same value (30p or 24p) you set when recording. If not, you cannot play the movie, and a thumbnail does not appear on the LCD monitor (1080 60i-compatible device). [261] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Playback Photos cannot be played back. You may not be able to play back photos if you have changed file or folder names, or have edited the data on a computer.
  • Page 198 playback. Turn up the volume. If you turn the volume down to the minimum level by adjusting in [Audio Rec Level], the sound of movies cannot be recorded. Sounds are not recorded while shooting with [Smth Slw REC] or [Golf Shot]. [265] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Playback...
  • Page 199: Cannot Transfer Movies To Your Smartphone

    Depending on the wireless access point setting, [WPS Push] may not be available. Confirm the password and SSID of the wireless access point to set [Access point settings]. [268] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Wi-Fi [Ctrl with Smartphone], [Send to Smartphone], [Send to Computer] or [View on TV] terminates prematurely.
  • Page 200: The Nfc Connection Does Not Work

    [271] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Wi-Fi The shooting screen during Multi Camera Control does not display smoothly. The connection is cut off. Depending on the signal conditions, communication between the camera and this product may not work correctly. Reduce the distance between this product and the camera. [272] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Wi-Fi...
  • Page 201: Neither Image Nor Sound Is Played On The Connected Tv

    The following movies cannot be divided. Movies that are too short XAVC S 4K and XAVC S HD movies MP4 movies Release the protection, and then divide. [275] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Editing movies/photos on this product The demonstration movies cannot be deleted. (models with the internal memory) Release the protection, and then delete them.
  • Page 202: Images Are Not Copied Correctly

    [278] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Playback on a TV The image appears distorted on the 4:3 TV. This happens when viewing an image on a 4:3 TV. Set [TV Type] correctly and play back the image. [279] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Playback on a TV Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the LCD monitor of the 4:3 TV.
  • Page 203: Playmemories Home Does Not Work Correctly

    If the problem persists even after you have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. When you contact them, give them the complete error code beginning with C or E displayed on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 204 Connect the DC plug of the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack of this product firmly. C:06: The battery pack temperature is high. Change the battery pack or place it in a cool place. C:13: / C:32: Remove the power source. Reconnect it and operate this product again. Follow the steps from 2 on “If you have problems.”...
  • Page 205 The image data base file may be damaged. Check the data base file by selecting [Setup] - [ Media Settings] - [Repair Img. DB F.] - the recording medium. The external device is damaged. (Warning indicators pertaining to external device formatting) The external device is damaged.
  • Page 206: Warning Indicators

    streaming from this product is performed. Set the channel again. Cannot stream. Please verify the date & time setting of the device. Set the date and time again on this product. Could not find connectable access point. Access point has been found but is not connected. Check the password of the access point and connect again.
  • Page 207 An error occurred during reading or writing the internal memory of this product. This may occur when you keep applying shock to this product. Movies recorded on other devices may not be played back. The Image Database File is damaged. Do you want to create a new file? HD movie management information is damaged.
  • Page 208 Buffer overflow. Writing to the media was not completed in time. You have performed recording and erasing operations repeatedly, or a memory card that has been formatted by other device is used. Copy and take data backup to other device (such as a computer), and then format the memory card on this product.
  • Page 209 Unable to access external media. Use the external media device in stable condition (the environment such as no vibration and room temperature, etc.). Make sure that the power source of the external media device is connected. Others Maximum number of images already selected. You can select only 100 images at one time for: Deleting movies/photos Protecting movies/photos, or releasing the protection...