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Sony HDR-AS300 Startup Manual

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Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Startup Guide
This guide describes the necessary preparations to start using the
camera, the basic operations, and so on. For details, refer to the "Help
Guide" (web manual).
For the detailed information on how to use the camera and software,
visit the following Web site.
Read This First
What is needed to make an appealing
movie with the camera
Getting Started
Connecting to the
Creating your movie
You can edit movies by using Sony's application software.
Action Cam App (For smartphone/
Action Cam Movie Creator (For PC)
© 2016 Sony Corporation
Printed in China

Checking the bundled items

The number in the parentheses indicates the quantity of that item
Camera (1) / Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1) (1)
Camera is set in the Underwater Housing. Open the cover of the case as
illustrated below.
Micro USB cable (1)
Rechargeable battery pack
(NP-BX1) (1)
Attachment Buckle (1)
Startup Guide (this document) (1)
Reference Guide (1)
Name of main parts
(on/standby) button
IR remote receiver (FDR-X3000 only)
MENU button
Display panel
UP/DOWN buttons
REC lamp
REC (Movie/Still image) button/
ENTER (Menu execute) button
(N mark)
Battery cover
GPS sensor
Connector cover (HDMI OUT, Multi/
Micro USB Terminal,Mic jack)
REC lamp
Lock lever
Memory card cover
Getting Started

Charging the battery pack

Slide the lock lever down to open the battery cover, then
insert the battery pack.
Close the cover securely, then slide the lock lever up to
Confirm that the yellow mark on the lock lever is not visible.
Open the connector cover, then connect the inactivated
camera to an activated computer with the micro USB cable
CHG (Charge) lamp lights
in amber while charging
Connector cover

Inserting a memory card

Printed side
Memory cards that can be used with the camera
Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark2) media
microSD memory card
microSDHC memory card
microSDXC memory card
SD Speed Class 4 (
A memory card that fulfills all the following specifications:
– 4 GB or more of memory
– SD Speed Class 10 (
Operation with all memory cards is not assured. For details about memory cards
other than cards manufactured by Sony, contact the individual makers.
Confirm the direction of the memory card. If you forcibly insert the memory card
in the wrong direction, the memory card, memory card slot, or image data may
be damaged.
Format the memory card with the camera before use.
Confirm that the connector cover and the battery pack/memory card cover are
securely closed and any foreign matter is not stuck in the cover before use.
Otherwise, it may result in water immersion.

Setting the clock

When the camera is turned on for the first time by pressing the
standby) button, the area/daylight saving time (summer time)/date
and time setting screen is displayed.
Press the UP or DOWN button to select an item, then press the ENTER
button to execute.
The date and time/area/daylight saving time (summer time) setting screen is
also displayed after the settings are reset.
Regions are defined by the time difference between Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT) and the standard time of your home. For details on the time difference,
refer to "The list of time differences for world capitals" in the "Help Guide" (web

Setting the shooting mode

Align the direction of the arrows on
the camera and the battery pack
Press the MENU button, then select
Lock lever
List of modes
Setting the movie format
Press the MENU button, then select
movie format (default:
Micro USB cable
Terminal side
microSD card/
Memory Stick Micro™
microSDHC card/
(Mark2) media
microSDXC card
Memory card
(Mark2 only)
) or faster, or UHS Speed Class 1 (
), or UHS Speed Class 1 (
) or faster
A memory card that is UHS Speed Class 3 (
) is required when you record at
100 Mbps or faster (FDR-X3000 only).
the shooting mode.
Shooting modes
Movie mode
Photo mode
Time-lapse capture mode
Live streaming mode
Loop recording mode
(Shooting Settings)
to shoot images in 4K quality (FDR-X3000 only).
) or faster


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  • Page 1: Checking The Bundled Items

    Operation with all memory cards is not assured. For details about memory cards Lens other than cards manufactured by Sony, contact the individual makers. Speaker Confirm the direction of the memory card. If you forcibly insert the memory card...
  • Page 2 Creating your movie For more information about PlayMemories Mobile, refer to the following website. Editing a movie with the Action Cam ( ENTER ENTER Google play may not be supported depending on country or region. In this case, button button search for “PlayMemories Mobile”...
  • Page 3 NTSC color, EIA standards Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries. Guía de referencia Be sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a PAL color, CCIR standards Sécurité d’utilisation des périphériques LAN sans fil device that can charge the battery pack.
  • Page 4 à la préservation des ressources naturelles. Dimensiones (aprox.): 29,4 mm × 47,0 mm × 83,0 mm (an/al/prf, Asegúrese de cargar la batería con un cargador de baterías original de Sony o RECYCLAGE DES ACCUMULATEURS AUX IONS DE LITHIUM Pour les produits qui pour des raisons de sécurité, de performance ou...
  • Page 12 Remote camera control and viewing Users can stream a live preview and control the Action Cam with the optional Live-View Remote (sold in a kit version: FDR-X3000R) or utilize Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile™ application on a smart device - available for both Android and iOS. Both have the ability to control several camera capabilities including shooting settings, start/stop recording, power on/off and more.
  • Page 13 8.3MP Interval record and 4K time-lapse video Set the camera to capture stunning 8.3MP stills over regular intervals for an extended period of time. 8.3MP is optimized for 4K (3840x2160) and can be used to create beautiful 4K Time-lapse videos. Time-lapse Capture lets you produce time-lapse movies easily by using high-quality 4K still images shot at designated intervals.
  • Page 14: Advanced Manual Control

    Don’t worry about missing the perfect moment with loop recording. Use it to capture the decisive moment without worrying about running out of memory. Loop overwrite recording can be chosen with duration options of 5, 20, 60 or 120 minutes, or “unlimited” keeping the most recent recording and overwriting the earliest as needed.
  • Page 15 Camera Type Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder Imaging Sensor Imaging Sensor 1/2.5 type(7.20mm) back-illuminated "Exmor R"CMOS Sensor Processor BIONZ X image processor Pixel Gross Approx.8.57 Megapixels Movie: Approx.8.2 Megapixels(16:9) Still: Approx.8.2 Megapixels(16:9) Effective Picture Resolution * When "STEADYSHOT" is set to "OFF" * When "Angle setting"...
  • Page 16 PS:approx.28Mbps/ HQ:approx.16Mbps/ STD:approx.6Mbps/ HS120(HS100):approx.28Mbps/ HS240(HS200):approx.28Mbps/ XAVC S 4K Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR) 30p/24p:approx.60Mbps/approx.100Mbps 25p:approx.60Mbps/approx.100Mbps XAVC S HD 120p/240p:approx.60Mbps/approx.100Mbps 60p/30p/24p:approx.50Mbps 100p/200p:approx.60Mbps/approx.100Mbps 50p/25p:approx.50Mbps Still Image File Format DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible Photo Mode Approx.12.0 Megapixels 16:9 (4624x2600) *When "Angle setting"...
  • Page 17 Shutter Speeds Auto Control Range: 1/30 - 1/10,000 (30fps) Convenience Features Media/Battery Indicator Yes (recordable time) / Yes (remaining capacity) Remote Control Yes (REC S/S, and TC Reset only) Recording Mode Image stabilization On Screen Main Indicators GPS Tracking Status Shooting Mode Status Fast Playback About 5 times/10 times...
  • Page 18 2. Distortion in image quality or out-of-focus may occur when used in close proximity to vibrating motors and engines. Image deterioration can be reduced by using Action Cam with optional accessory Motor Vibration Absorber for X3000/AS300 (AKA-MVA). Learn More: http:// 3.

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