Digital Video Camera Recorder Handycam Handbook DCR-SR210E/SR220E 2008 Sony Corporation 3-287-846-11(1) Enjoying your camcorder Getting Started Recording/Playback 22 Editing Utilizing recording media Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Additional Information Quick Reference...
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” with “Memory Stick” compatible equipment. On using the camcorder Do not hold the camcorder by the following parts, and also do not hold the camcorder by the jack covers. (“Memory Stick The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed ...
About the Carl Zeiss lens Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens, which was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and produces superior images. It adopts the MTF measurement system for video cameras and offers a quality typical of a Carl Zeiss lens.
Deleting images ... 38 Capturing a still image from a movie ... 41 Dubbing/copying images to a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” with your camcorder ... 42 Dividing a movie ... 44 Creating the Playlist ... 45 Dubbing to other devices ... 47 Printing recorded still images (PictBridge compliant printer) ...
... 73 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ... 78 Warning indicators and messages ... 86 Additional Information Using your camcorder abroad ... 90 File/folder structure on the camcorder hard disk and “Memory Stick PRO Duo” ... 92 Maintenance and precautions ... 93 Quick Reference Identifying parts and controls ...
Checking your golf swing SMTH SLW REC ..29 Capturing still images during movie recording Dual Rec ..28 Flowers in close-up PORTRAIT ..75 FOCUS ..73 TELE MACRO ...73 Focusing on the dog on the left side of the screen FOCUS ..73 SPOT FOCUS ...73 Getting a good shot of a ski slope or...
Dubbing to other devices (p. 47) Delete images. If the media of your camcorder is full, you cannot record new images. Delete the image data that has been saved on your computer or a disc. If you delete the images, you can record new images on the free media space again.
“ HOME” and “ - Taking advantage of two types of menus “ HOME MENU” - the starting point for operations with your camcorder Category Categories and items of the HOME MENU (CAMERA) category Item MOVIE* PHOTO* SMTH SLW REC...
Using the HOME MENU While pressing the green button, turn the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow to turn on the power. (HOME) (or ). Press (HOME) (HOME) Touch the desired category. Example: (OTHERS) category Touch the desired item.
Touch the item you want to learn more about. When you touch an item, its explanation appears on the screen. To apply the option, touch [YES], otherwise, touch [NO]. To deactivate the HELP Touch (HELP) again in step 2. Using the OPTION MENU Just a touch on the screen during shooting or playback displays the functions available at that moment.
Getting Started Step 1: Checking supplied items Make sure that you have the following items supplied with your camcorder. The number in the parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied. AC Adaptor (1) (p. 13) Power cord (Mains lead) (1) (p. 13) Handycam Station (1) (p.
You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series) (p. 94) after attaching it to your camcorder. Notes Your camcorder operates only with an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series). Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on the Handycam Station.
DC plug Notes Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack holding both the camcorder and the DC plug. To remove the battery pack Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). Slide the BATT (battery) release lever and remove the battery pack.
The power will not be supplied from the battery as long as the AC Adaptor is connected to the DC IN jack of your camcorder or the Handycam Station, even when the power cord (mains lead) is disconnected from the wall outlet (wall socket).
25°C (77 ˚F) (10°C to 30°C (50 ˚F to 86 ˚F) is recommended). The available recording and playback time will be shorter when you use your camcorder in low temperatures. The available recording and playback time will be shorter depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder.
Set the date and time when using this camcorder for the first time. If you do not set the date and time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears every time you turn on your camcorder or change the POWER switch position.
It takes a few seconds for your camcorder to be ready to shoot after the power is turned on. You cannot operate your camcorder during this time. The lens cover opens automatically when the power is turned on. It closes when the playback screen is selected, or the power is turned off.
Step 4: Making setting adjustments before recording Adjusting the LCD panel Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), then rotate it to the best angle to record or play (). 90 degrees to the camcorder 90 degrees (max.)
Sony Corporation: 1 hour 20 minutes Check the number of recordable still images on the LCD screen of your camcorder (p. 105). (HOME) Touch MEDIA) on the screen. Touch [MOVIE MEDIA SET] to select the media for movies, and touch [PHOTO MEDIA SET] to select the media for still images.
[MEMORY STICK] has been selected as the media. For types of “Memory Stick” you can use in your camcorder, see page 2. Insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” Open the Memory Stick Duo cover in the direction of the arrow.
Recording/Playback Recording and playback with ease (Easy Handycam operation) Easy Handycam operation makes nearly all settings automatic so that you can perform recording or playback operations without detailed settings. It also makes the screen font size larger for easy viewing. The images are recorded on the selected media (p. 20). Recording movies Turn the POWER switch ...
Playing back recorded movies/still images Turn the POWER switch to turn on your camcorder. (VIEW IMAGES) (or ). Press The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some seconds.) HOME MENU Previous 6 images...
Tips When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the [VISUAL INDEX] screen. You can slow down the playback speed by touching You can adjust the volume by touching [VOLUME], then with Still images: Touch the tab and the still image to be played back.
If the ACCESS lamp is lit or flashing after recording is finished, it means data is still being written onto the media. Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not remove the battery or AC Adaptor. The maximum continuous recordable time is ...
Recording movies Turn the POWER switch until the (Movie) lamp lights up. Press START/STOP (or ). [STBY] [REC] To stop recording, press START/STOP again. Tips For the recordable time and the number of recordable images, see pages 58 and 60. You can record still images by pressing PHOTO ...
zoom buttons on the LCD frame. The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for telephoto.
not operate your camcorder for a certain period during sleep mode. You can set the time that you want the camcorder to remain on before automatically turning off in sleep mode ([QUICK ON STBY], (p. 69)). Recording high quality still images...
(back light) again. Recording in mirror mode Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side (). Tips A mirror-image of the subject appears on the ...
Closes when an INDEX screen appears (HOME) (HOME) (VIEW IMAGES) Turn the POWER switch to turn on your camcorder. (VIEW IMAGES) (or ). Press The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some seconds.)
Start playback. Playing movies Touch the tab, and the movie to be played back. Returns (to the [VISUAL INDEX] screen) Beginning of the movie/ previous movie Stops (goes to the [VISUAL INDEX] screen) Tips When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the [VISUAL ...
Select beforehand the media which contains the recorded movie you want to play back (p. 20). Turn the POWER switch to turn on the camcorder, and press IMAGES). The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears on the LCD screen. Touch (Film Roll Index).
You cannot use the date index for still images on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” Turn the POWER switch to turn on the camcorder, and press IMAGES). The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears on the LCD screen. To search for movies, touch the tab.
Magnify the still image with T (Telephoto). The screen is framed. Touch the screen at the point you want to display in the center of the displayed frame. Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto). To cancel, touch Playing back a series of still images (Slide show) Touch...
Playing the image on a TV Connect your camcorder to the input jack of a TV or VCR using the A/V connecting cable or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO . Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
TV or VCR. If your TV/VCR has a 21-pin adaptor (EUROCONNECTOR) Use the 21-pin adaptor supplied with your camcorder (For models with the printed on the bottom surface only). This adaptor is designed for output use only. (SETTINGS) ...
You can save images recorded on the hard disk of your camcorder directly to a DVD with ease by pressing Saving images on a computer You can save images recorded on the camcorder on the hard disk of a computer. Creating a DVD with selected images You can save images imported to your computer on a DVD.
PRINT You can print still images on a connected PictBridge printer (p. 50). USB CONNECT You can connect the camcorder to a computer etc. via the USB cable (p. 92). See “Operating Guide” for connecting to the computer. Deleting images You can delete images recorded on the media using your camcorder.
Touch the movie to be deleted. The selected image is marked with . Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm. Touch to return to the previous screen. [YES] Touch To delete all movies at one time DELETE ALL] ...
To delete all the still images recorded on the same day at one time This function is available only when the internal hard disk is selected as the media. Touch [ DELETE by date] in step 3. Touch to select the recording date of the desired still images, then touch The still images recorded on the selected date...
Dubbing movies You can dub movies recorded on the hard disk of your camcorder to a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” into your camcorder before the operation. Notes When you record a movie on a “Memory Stick ...
Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” into your camcorder before the operation. Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during dubbing.
A slight difference may occur from the point where you touch and the actual dividing point, as your camcorder selects the dividing point based on about half-second increments. If you divide the original movie, the movie added to the Playlist will also be divided.
Notes Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor from your camcorder while editing the Playlist. Also, do not remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” while editing movies on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” You cannot add still images to a Playlist.
Touch the image from which you want to play back. The Playlist is played back from the selected image to the end, then the screen returns to the Playlist screen. To erase unnecessary movies from the Playlist Touch (HOME) [PLAYLIST EDIT].
Dubbing to other devices Connecting with the A/V connecting cable You can dub images played back on your camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs or DVD/HDD recorders. Connect the device in either of the following ways. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.
(p. 67). To record the date/time and camera settings data, display them on the screen (p. 64). When you are connecting your camcorder to a monaural device, connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack,...
Touch [ USB CONNECT] or [ CONNECT] according to the media on which the movie you want to dub is recorded. Operate the device to be connected, and start recording. For details, refer to the instruction manuals supplied with the device to be connected.
You can print out still images using a PictBridge compliant printer, without connecting the camcorder to a computer. Connect your camcorder to the AC Adaptor to obtain power from the wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 13). Turn on the printer.
Press (VIEW IMAGES) Remove your camcorder from the Handycam Station Remove the USB cable from your camcorder, the Handycam Station, or the printer Remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” from your camcorder while printing still images...
The displayed size of the whole hard disk space will be slightly smaller than the size shown below despite displaying both free and used hard disk space. DCR-SR210E/SR220E: 60,000 MB Since there is a management file area, the ...
Deleting all images (Formatting) Formatting deletes all the images to recover recordable free space. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13). Notes To avoid the loss of important images, you ...
EMPTY] allows you to write unintelligible data onto the hard disk of the camcorder. In this way, it may become more difficult to recover any original data. When you dispose of or transfer the camcorder to others, it is recommended that you perform [ EMPTY].
(HOME) Touch MEDIA) [REPAIR IMG.DB F.] [HDD] or [MEMORY STICK]. Touch [YES]. Your camcorder will check the management file. When mismatching is not found, touch to finish. Touch [YES]. When [Completed.] appears, touch ...
Customizing your camcorder What you can do with the the HOME MENU You can change the recording functions and the operating settings for your convenience. Using the HOME MENU Turn on your camcorder, then press (HOME). (HOME) (HOME) (SETTINGS) category Touch (SETTINGS).
List of the (SETTINGS) category items MOVIE SETTINGS (p. 58) Items REC MODE AUDIO MODE NIGHTSHOT LIGHT WIDE SELECT DIGITAL ZOOM STEADYSHOT AUTO SLW SHUTTR GUIDEFRAME ZEBRA REMAINING SET FLASH MODE* FLASH LEVEL REDEYE REDUC FACE DETECTION INDEX SET* CONVERSION LENS PHOTO SETTINGS (p.
Notes When using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” made by Sony Corporation. The recordable time for movies varies depending on the recording conditions, [REC MODE], and the type of “Memory Stick.” If you record in LP mode, the quality of ...
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT When using either the NightShot (p. 28) or [SUPER NIGHTSHOT] (p. 76) function to record, you can record clearer images by setting [NIGHTSHOT LIGHT], which emits infrared light (invisible), to [ON] (the default setting). Notes Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers ...
AUTO Displays the remaining recording time of movies for about 8 seconds in the following situations. When your camcorder recognizes the remaining media capacity when the POWER switch is set to When you press DISP/BATT INFO to ...
Face icons and their meanings : This icon appears when the setting is [ON]. : This icon flashes when your camcorder detects a face. The icon stops flashing when the face is recorded in Face Index. : This icon appears when faces cannot be recorded in Face Index.
(still) lamp is lit. When using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” made by Sony Corporation. The number of recordable still images varies depending on the recording conditions or type of “Memory Stick.” You can record up to 9,999 still images on the ...
GUIDEFRAME See page 60. ZEBRA See page 60. FLASH MODE See page 60. FLASH LEVEL See page 61. REDEYE REDUC See page 61. FACE DETECTION See page 61. CONVERSION LENS See page 61.
The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect your camcorder to a TV. The indicator toggles through the following sequences as you press DATA CODE on the Remote Commander: [DATE/TIME] ...
Thumbnail Glossary (p. 107) ZOOM LINK Change the number of thumbnails (6 or 12) with the power zoom lever on your camcorder.* 6IMAGES Displays thumbnails of 6 images. 12IMAGES Displays thumbnails of 12 images. * You can operate with the zoom buttons on the LCD screen.
NORMAL Standard brightness. BRIGHT Brightens the LCD screen. Notes When you connect your camcorder to a wall outlet (wall socket), [BRIGHT] is automatically selected for the setting. When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is slightly reduced during recording.
OUTPUT SETTINGS (Items for when connecting other devices) Touch , then . If the item is not on the screen, touch to change the page. How to set (HOME) menu page 56 (OPTION) menu page 71 The default settings are marked with . TV TYPE See page 36.
AREA SET You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Set your local area using using your camcorder in other time zones. Refer to the world time difference on page SUMMERTIME You can change this setting without stopping the clock.
The default setting is [ON], allowing you to use the supplied Remote Commander (p. 103). Tips Set to [OFF] to prevent your camcorder from responding to a command sent by another VCR remote control unit. (VIEW DROP SENSOR [DROP SENSOR] is set to [ON] as the default setting.
In a non-gravity situation, the drop sensor is activated. When you record images during activity such as roller-coasting or skydiving, you can set [DROP SENSOR] to [OFF] ( ) so that the drop sensor is not activated.
Various available functions are displayed. Using the OPTION MENU While using your camcorder, touch (OPTION) on the screen. (OPTION) Touch the desired item. If you cannot find the desired item, touch another tab to change the page.
Recording items on the OPTION MENU Items FOCUS SPOT FOCUS TELE MACRO EXPOSURE SPOT METER SCENE SELECTION WHITE BAL. COLOR SLOW SHTR SUPER NIGHTSHOT FADER D.EFFECT PICT.EFFECT REC MODE BLT-IN ZOOM MIC MICREF LEVEL IMAGE SIZE SELF-TIMER FLASH MODE TIMING RECORD SOUND * Items that are included also in the HOME MENU.
. Notes The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for telephoto. Tips ...
EXPOSURE You can fix the brightness of an image manually. Adjust the brightness when the subject is too bright or too dark. Touch [MANUAL]. appears. Adjust the exposure by touching Touch To return the setting to automatic exposure, touch [AUTO] ...
LANDSCAPE* ( Select to shoot distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows between the camcorder and the subject. PORTRAIT ( Select to bring out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background.
If you changed the battery pack, or moved your camcorder to or from outdoors when [AUTO] was selected, aim your camcorder at a nearby white object with [AUTO] for about 10 seconds for better color balance adjustment. If you change the [SCENE SELECTION] ...
D.EFFECT (Digital effect) When you select [OLD MOVIE], appears and you can add an old movie effect to images. To cancel [D.EFFECT], touch [OFF]. PICT.EFFECT (Picture effect) You can add special effects to an image during recording. appears. OFF Does not use [PICT.EFFECT] function.
During repair, we may check a minimum amount of data stored on the hard disk in order to investigate the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy nor retain your data. Overall operations/Easy Handycam operation/Remote Commander The power does not turn on.
When approximately 5 minutes have elapsed while you do not operate your camcorder, the camcorder is automatically turned off (A.SHUT OFF). Change the setting of [A.SHUT OFF] (p. 69), or turn on the power again, or use the AC Adaptor.
correctly (p. 13). If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged. The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct time.
The temperature of your camcorder is extremely low. Turn off the camcorder and take it to a warm place. Leave the camcorder there for a while, then turn on the camcorder. You cannot record a still image. You cannot record a still image together ...
You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL]. You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL] when: The LCD panel is closed on your camcorder with the LCD screen facing out. The power is supplied from the AC Adaptor. Playing back Images cannot be played back.
The AC Adapter or the battery pack may have been removed from the camcorder while the ACCESS lamp was flashing just after recording finished. As a result, the image data may have been damaged and may appear.
properly. Make sure that the A/V connecting cable is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to the input jack of another device for dubbing an image from your camcorder (p. 47). Functions that cannot be used simultaneously The following list shows examples of unworkable combinations of functions and menu items.
Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators If indicators appear on the LCD screen, check the following. If the problem persists even after you have tried a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:(or E:) : (Self-diagnosis display) C:04:...
If messages appear on the screen, follow the instructions. Media HDD format error. The hard disk of the camcorder is set differently from the default format. Performing [MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 53) may enable you to use your camcorder.
Data error. An error occurred during reading or writing the hard disk of the camcorder. This may occur when constant shock is applied to the camcorder. The Image Database File is damaged. Do you want to create a new file? The image database file is damaged.
Cannot print. Check the printer. Turn off the printer and then on again, then remove the USB cable (supplied) and reconnect it. Other No further selection is possible. You can select only 100 images at one time for: dubbing movies ...
Additional Information Using your camcorder abroad Power supply You can use your camcorder in any country/region using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range. On TV color systems Your camcorder is a PAL-system-based camcorder.
Setting to the local time You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your (HOME) camcorder abroad. Touch [AREA SET] and [SUMMERTIME] (p. 17). World time difference Time-zone Area setting differences...
The file/folder structure is shown below. You do not usually need to acknowledge the file/ folder structure, when recording/playing back images on the camcorder. To enjoy still images or movies by connecting to a computer, see “PMB Guide,” then use the supplied application.
If you eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo,” turn the power off on your camcorder, or remove the battery pack for replacement while your camcorder is reading or writing image files on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up, and insert it in your camcorder right before you start taking shots Use a large capacity battery pack: NP-FH70/ ...
Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired. If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. (HOME) Avoid rough handling, disassembling, ...
LCD screen Do not exert excessive pressure on the LCD screen, as it may cause damage. If your camcorder is used in a cold place, a residual image may appear on the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction.
On handling the casing If the casing is soiled, clean the camcorder body with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water, and then wipe the casing with a dry soft cloth. Avoid the following to avoid damage to the ...
Sony Corporation. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “BIONZ” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator is a trademark of ...
ACCESS lamp (Hard disk) (25) DC IN jack (13) Hooks for a shoulder belt Attach a shoulder belt (optional). A/V Remote Connector (35, 47) (USB) jack (48, 50) DCR-SR210E: output only Grip belt (19)
The accessory can be turned on or off as you operate the POWER switch on your camcorder. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your accessory for details. The Active Interface Shoe has a safety device for fixing the installed accessory securely.
Speaker For how to adjust the volume, see page (VIEW IMAGES) button (23, 30) NIGHTSHOT switch (28) (HOME) button (10, 56) Zoom buttons (27, 33) START/STOP button (22, 25) LCD screen/touch panel (19) ...
(7/32 in.)) to the tripod receptacle using a tripod screw. BATT (battery) release lever (14) Handycam Station: (DISC BURN) button (37) Interface connector (USB) jack (50) DCR-SR210E:output only A/V OUT jack (35, 47) DC IN jack (13)
Remote Commander. Insulation sheet Point the Remote Commander towards the remote sensor to operate your camcorder (p. 100). When no commands have been sent from the Remote Commander in a certain period, the orange frame disappears. When you press any of ...
Remote Commander may shorten, or the Remote Commander may not function properly. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Indicators displayed during recording/playback Recording movies Recording still images Viewing movies Viewing still images HOME button (9, 56) Remaining battery (approx.) (14) Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording)) Recording mode (HQ/SP/LP) (58) The recording/playback media (20) ...
Indicators when you made changes Following indicators appear during recording/playback to indicate the settings of your camcorder. Upper left Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning AUDIO MODE (58) Self-timer recording (77) Flash/REDEYE REDUC (63) MICREF LEVEL low (77) WIDE SELECT (59)
MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group, the group of standards for the coding (image compression) of video (movie) and audio. There are MPEG1 and MPEG2 formats. Your camcorder records movies with SD (standard definition) image quality in MPEG2 format. Thumbnail Reduced-size images which enable you to view many images at the same time.