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DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/
SR88E/SX33E/SX34E/SX43E/
SX44E/SX53E/SX63E
Digital Video Camera Recorder
"Handycam" Handbook
2010 Sony Corporation
4-170-095-12(1)
Table of contents
Getting started
Recording/Playback
Making good use of your
camcorder
Saving images with an
external device
Customizing your
camcorder
Additional information
Quick reference
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  • Page 1

    DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/ SR88E/SX33E/SX34E/SX43E/ SX44E/SX53E/SX63E Digital Video Camera Recorder “Handycam” Handbook 2010 Sony Corporation  4-170-095-12(1) Table of contents Getting started Recording/Playback Making good use of your camcorder Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Additional information Quick reference...

  • Page 2: Read This First

    See page 19 for the memory card you can use  with this camcorder. Using the camcorder Do not hold the camcorder by the following  parts, and also do not hold the camcorder by the jack covers. LCD screen Battery pack The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed ...

  • Page 3: When The Camcorder Is Connected To A Computer Or Accessories

    [MEDIA FORMAT] by touching (MENU)  [Show others]  [MEDIA FORMAT] (under [MANAGE MEDIA] category)  the desired medium (DCR-SR58E/ SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/ SX63E)  [YES]  [YES]  Carl Zeiss lens Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss ...

  • Page 4: Notes On Use

    When using a shoulder belt (sold separately), do  USB jack not crash the camcorder against an object. Do not use your camcorder in very loud areas.  On the drop sensor (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/ Output SR78E/SR88E) only To protect the internal hard disk from shock ...

  • Page 5

    Note on using the camcorder at high altitudes (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/ SR88E) Do not turn on the camcorder in a low-pressure  area, where the altitude is more than 5,000 meters (16,000 feet). Doing so may damage the internal hard disk drive of your camcorder.

  • Page 6: Operation Flow

     Expected recording time (MEDIA INFO, p. 68) Shooting photos  p. 24 Playing movies and photos Playback on the camcorder  p. 28 Playing images on a TV  p. 34 Saving images Saving movies and photos with a computer Saving movies and photos in external media ...

  • Page 7: Advice For Successful Recording

    Advice for successful recording  To get good results in recording Stabilizing your camcorder When you hold the camcorder, keep your upper body upright, and hold your arms close to your body. The SteadyShot function is effective against camera-shake, however, it is essential that you not move the camcorder.

  • Page 8: Useful Recording Techniques

     Useful recording techniques Flowers in close-up PORTRAIT (59) TELE MACRO (62) Capturing fireworks, or a sunset in all its splendor FIREWORKS (59) SUNRISE&SUNSET (59) Focusing on the child on the left side of the screen SPOT FOCUS (61) SPOT MTR/FCS (61) Recording in a dimly-lit room VIDEO LIGHT (27) Checking your golf swing...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Step 3: Preparing the recording media ............18 Selecting the recording media for movies (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/ SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E) .

  • Page 10

    Dubbing/copying movies and photos from the internal recording media to memory card (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E) ..42 Dubbing movies ................42 Copying photos .

  • Page 11

    About handling of your camcorder ........

  • Page 12: Getting Started

    Getting started Step 1: Charging the battery pack DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E Battery pack CHG (charge) lamp DCR-SX33E/SX34E/SX43E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E Battery pack DC IN jack DC plug AC Adaptor CHG (charge) lamp DC IN jack DC plug AC Adaptor Power cord (Mains lead) To the wall outlet...

  • Page 13

     See page 81 on recording and playing time.  When your camcorder is on, you can check the approximate amount of remaining battery power with the  remaining battery indicator at the upper left on the LCD screen. Charging time Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.

  • Page 14: Charging The Battery Pack Abroad

     Remove the battery pack from your camcorder and put it in a cool place. In the default setting, the power turns off automatically if you leave your camcorder without any  operation for about 5 minutes, to save battery power ([A.SHUT OFF], p. 71).

  • Page 15

    Use the 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 your camcorder. Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.

  • Page 16: Step 2: Turning The Power On, And Setting The Date And Time

    Step 2: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder turns on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is open, press POWER.  Select the desired geographical area with Touch the button on the LCD screen.

  • Page 17: Changing The Language Setting

     You can turn off your camcorder also by pressing POWER.  When [POWER ON BY LCD] (p. 71) is set to [OFF], turn off your camcorder by pressing POWER.  Changing the language setting You can change the on-screen displays to show messages in a specified language.

  • Page 18: Step 3: Preparing The Recording Media

    Step 3: Preparing the recording media The recording media that can be used differs depending on your camcorder. The following icons are displayed on the screen of your camcorder. DCR-SX33E/SX43E: DCR-SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E: DCR-SR5E/SR6E/SR7E/SRE: In the default setting, both movies and photos are recorded on this recording media. You can perform recording, playback and editing operations on the selected medium.

  • Page 19: Inserting A Memory Card

    Images recorded on SDXC memory cards cannot be played back or imported on non-exFAT * -compatible  computers, AV components, etc., connected to this camcorder by USB cable. Check that the connected devices are compatible with exFAT beforehand. If you connect a device that is not compatible with exFAT, the screen for initialization may appear.

  • Page 20

    If [Failed to create a new Image Database File. It may be possible that there is not enough free space.]  is displayed, initialize the memory card by touching [MANAGE MEDIA] category)  [MEMORY CARD] (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/ FORMAT] (under SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E)  [YES]  [YES] ...

  • Page 21: Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback Recording In the default setting, movies are recorded on the following recording media. DCR-SX33E/SX43E: Memory card DCR-SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E: Internal memory DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E: Internal hard disk Tips  See page 18 on changing the recording media  (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E). To open the lens cover Slide the LENS COVER switch to open.

  • Page 22

    Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder turns on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 16).  You can switch recording modes by pressing MODE. Press MODE to light up the desired recording ...

  • Page 23: Recording Movies

    When a movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie file is created automatically.  It will take several seconds until you can start recording after you turn on the camcorder. You cannot  operate your camcorder during this time.

  • Page 24: Shooting Photos

    [ON] (p. 63), and record images using the outer frame displayed on the screen as a guide. STEADYSHOT] is set to [ON] in the default setting.  To adjust the angle of the LCD panel, first open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), and  then adjust the angle ().

  • Page 25

    The LCD screen display switches for photo recording mode, and the screen aspect ratio becomes 4:3.  Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully. You can record photos also by touching  DCR-SR58E/SR68E/ SR78E/SR88E Tips  See page 82 on the recordable number of photos. ...

  • Page 26: Useful Functions For Recording Movies And Photos

     button on the LCD screen. 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 150 cm (about 59 1/8 in.) for telephoto. Tips ...

  • Page 27: Using The Video Light

    Tips  You can select the [REC MODE] for each  recording media separately (DCR-SR58E/ SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/ SX63E). Using the VIDEO LIGHT You can use the VIDEO LIGHT according to the recording conditions. It is recommended that you use the VIDEO LIGHT at a distance of about 30 cm to 150 cm (11 7/8 in.

  • Page 28: Playback On The Camcorder

     (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E). Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder turns on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 16).  Press (VIEW IMAGES). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears after some seconds.

  • Page 29

     movie or photo with , you can continue playback from the previous time. ( appears on the photo recorded on a memory card.) Playing movies Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie. Volume adjustment Previous To stop To fast-reverse Tips ...

  • Page 30: Viewing Photos

    Viewing photos Your camcorder displays the selected photo. Previous To the VISUAL INDEX screen Tips  When viewing photos recorded on a memory card,  To start/stop slide show Next OPTION (playback folder) appears on the screen.

  • Page 31: Useful Functions For Playing Movies And Photos

    Useful functions for playing movies and photos Searching for desired images by date (Date Index) You can search for desired images by date efficiently.  Notes You cannot use the Date Index function for  photos on the memory card. ...

  • Page 32: Searching For Desired Scene By Face (face Index)

    Tips  You can also display the Film Roll Index by  (MENU)  [Show others]  touching [VIEW IMAGES] (under category)  [ FILM ROLL]. Searching for desired scene by face (Face Index) The face images detected during movie recording are displayed on the INDEX screen.

  • Page 33: Playing Back A Series Of Photos (slide Show)

     Touch the screen at the point you want to display in the center of the displayed frame. The point where you touched on the screen is moved to the center of the display frame.  Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto).

  • Page 34: Playing Images On A Tv

    Playing images 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. 15). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.

  • Page 35

    SET] category)  [TV TYPE]  [16:9] or [4:3]  When connecting to your TV via a VCR Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN input on the VCR using the A/V connecting cable. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, etc.).

  • Page 36

    Tips  (MENU)  [Show To check information (counter, etc.) on the screen of the monitor, touch  others]  [OUTPUT SETTINGS] (under [GENERAL SET] category)  [DISP OUTPUT]  [V-OUT/PANEL]   ...

  • Page 37: Making Good Use Of Your Camcorder

    Making good use of your camcorder Deleting movies and photos You can free media space by deleting movies and photos from recording media.  Notes You cannot restore images once they are  deleted. Save important movies and photos in advance.

  • Page 38

     Touch to select the recording date of the desired movies/photos, then touch Touch the image down on the LCD screen  to confirm the image. Touch return to the previous screen.  Touch [YES]  ...

  • Page 39: Protecting Recorded Movies And Photos (protect)

    Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake. Tips  You can protect movies and photos on the  playback screen from OPTION MENU. (MENU)  [Show Touch others]  [PROTECT] (under [EDIT] category).

  • Page 40: Dividing A Movie

    A slight difference may occur from the point  where you touch point, as your camcorder selects the dividing point based on about half-second increments. If you divide the original movie, the movie ...

  • Page 41: Sx44e/sx53e/sx63e)

    Touch When capturing is finished, the screen returns to pause. The captured photo is saved on the  recording media selected in [PHOTO MEDIA SET] (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/ SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E) (p. 18). To continue capturing, touch  repeat steps from step 3. To capture a photo from another movie, ...

  • Page 42: Dubbing/copying Movies And Photos From The Internal Recording Media

    (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/ SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/ SX44E/SX53E/SX63E) Dubbing movies You can dub movies recorded on the internal recording media of your camcorder to memory card. Insert memory card into your camcorder before the operation.

  • Page 43: Copying Photos

    MEDIA SET] and play them back (p. 18). Copying photos You can copy photos from the internal recording media of the camcorder to memory card. Insert a memory card into your camcorder before the operation.  Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet ...

  • Page 44: Using The Playlist Of Movies

    Notes Do not remove the battery pack or the AC  Adaptor from your camcorder while adding movies to the Playlist. It may damage the recording media. Also, do not eject the memory card while editing movies on the memory card.

  • Page 45

     Touch the movie you want to play back. The Playlist is played back from the selected movie to the end, then the screen returns to the Playlist screen. To erase unnecessary movies from the Playlist  Touch (MENU)  [Show others] ...

  • Page 46: Saving Images With An External Device

     socket) using the supplied AC adaptor (p. 14). Refer to the instruction manual supplied with  the external media. Refer to the Sony support page for your  country/region for details on external media that can be used. Tips ...

  • Page 47

     [MOVIE DUB] (when selecting movies)/[PHOTO COPY] (when selecting photos).  Follow the on-screen instructions to select the recording media and image selection methods (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/ SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/ SX63E).  When you selected [DUB by select], touch the image to be saved.

  • Page 48: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Recorder

    Refer also to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD writer.  Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall  socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 14). Only unused discs of the following types can ...

  • Page 49

    Movies recorded on the internal recording media that have not been saved on any discs will be recorded onto the disc (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/ SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/ SX63E). Movies that have not been saved on any discs will be recorded onto the disc (DCR-SX33E/SX43E).

  • Page 50: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Etc., Other Than Dvdirect Express

    DVDirect Express, with the USB cable. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.  Notes Sony DVD writer may not be available in some  countries/regions. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall ...

  • Page 51

     Turn on your camcorder, and connect a DVD writer, etc. to the  (USB) jack of your camcorder with the USB cable (supplied). The [USB SELECT] screen appears on the camcorder screen. If the [USB SELECT] screen does not ...

  • Page 52: Creating A Disc With A Recorder, Etc

    Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall  socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 14). Sony DVD writer may not be available in some  countries/regions.  A/V connecting cable (supplied) Connect the A/V connecting cable to the input jack of another device.

  • Page 53: Your Camcorder

    (a disc recorder, etc.) with the A/V connecting cable  (supplied) or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO  (sold separately). Connect your camcorder to the input jacks  of the recording device.  Start playback on your camcorder, and record it on the recording device.

  • Page 54: Customizing Your Camcorder

    Using the menus, you can perform useful functions and change various settings. If you make good use of menu operations, you can enjoy using your camcorder. The camcorder has various menu items under each of eight menu categories. MANUAL SETTINGS (Items to adjust for scene condition)  p. 59 SHOOTING SET (Items for customized shooting) ...

  • Page 55: Using My Menu

    Grayed out menu items or settings are not available.  Tips  Depending on the menu items being changed, your camcorder switches between playback mode and  recording mode (movie/photo). Using MY MENU You can use the menu items more easily by registering the menu items you use most often on MY MENU.

  • Page 56: Option Menu

    When the item you want is not on the screen, touch another tab. (There may be no tab.)  The tabs and items that appear on the screen depend on the recording/playback status of your camcorder  at the time.

  • Page 57: Menu Lists

    Menu lists (MANUAL SETTINGS) category SCENE SELECTION FADER WHITE BAL. SPOT MTR/FCS SPOT METER SPOT FOCUS EXPOSURE FOCUS TELE MACRO (SHOOTING SET) category REC MODE GUIDEFRAME STEADYSHOT AUTO SLW SHUTTR FACE DETECTION AUDIO REC SET BLT-IN ZOOM MIC MICREF LEVEL OTHER REC SET DIGITAL ZOOM WIDE SELECT...

  • Page 58

    LCD BL LEVEL LCD COLOR DISPLAY SET OUTPUT SETTINGS TV TYPE DISP OUTPUT CLOCK/ LANG CLOCK SET AREA SET SUMMERTIME LANGUAGE SET POWER SETTINGS A.SHUT OFF POWER ON BY LCD OTHER SETTINGS DEMO MODE CALIBRATION DROP SENSOR* DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E DCR-SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E DCR-SX43E 29, 69...

  • Page 59: Manual Settings (items To Adjust For Scene Condition)

    Shoots 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 (Soft portrait) Brings out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background.

  • Page 60: Camcorder

     [AUTO] was selected, or taken your camcorder outdoors after inside use (or vice versa), aim your camcorder at a nearby white object for about 10 seconds for better color balance adjustment. When the white balance has been set with ...

  • Page 61

    from inside the house, or vice versa, you need to redo the [ONE PUSH] procedure to readjust the white balance. SPOT MTR/FCS (Spot meter/ focus) You can adjust the brightness and focus for the selected subject simultaneously. This function enables you to use [SPOT METER] (p.

  • Page 62: Camcorder

    When you set [FOCUS] to [MANUAL],   appears. 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 150 cm (about 59 1/8 in.) for telephoto. Tips ...

  • Page 63: Shooting Set (items For Customized Shooting)

     Notes Faces may not be detected depending on  recording conditions, subject conditions, and the setting of your camcorder. [FACE DETECTION] may not function  properly depending on recording conditions. Set [FACE DETECTION] to [OFF] in this case. Tips ...

  • Page 64

    recorded in Face Index. To play back from the Face Index, see page 32. AUDIO REC SET  BLT-IN ZOOM MIC (Built-in zoom microphone) You can record a movie with vivid sound appropriate to the zoom position.  OFF The microphone does not record sound following zooming in or out.

  • Page 65: Photo Settings (items For Recording Photos)

    PHOTO SETTINGS (Items for recording photos) See “Using menus” (p. 54) on the operation. The default settings are marked with . SELF-TIMER Press PHOTO to start the count down. A photo is recorded after about 10 seconds.  OFF Cancels the self-timer. ON ( ) Starts the self-timer recording.

  • Page 66: Playback (items For Playback)

     Gain  Shutter speed  Aperture value  Exposure Tips  The data code is displayed on the TV screen if  you connect your camcorder to a TV. Depending on the recording media condition,  bars [--:--:--] appear.

  • Page 67: Edit (items For Editing)

    (Items for editing) See “Using menus” (p. 54) on the operation. DELETE See page 37. PROTECT See page 39. DIVIDE See page 40. PHOTO CAPTURE (DCR-SR58E/ SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/ SX43E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E) See page 41. MOVIE DUB (DCR-SR58E/ SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/ SX44E/SX53E/SX63E) See page 42. PHOTO COPY (DCR-SR58E/...

  • Page 68: Manage Media (items For Recording Media)

    MANAGE MEDIA (Items for recording media) See “Using menus” (p. 54) on the operation. MEDIA SETTINGS (DCR-SR58E/ SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/ SX44E/SX53E/SX63E) See page 18. MEDIA INFO You can check the remaining recordable time for each recording mode of the recording media for movies and the approximate free and used media space of the recording media.

  • Page 69: General Set (other Setup Items)

    LCD screen. If you stop performing [EMPTY] while  [Executing…] appears, be sure to complete the operation by performing [MEDIA FORMAT] or [EMPTY] when you use the camcorder next time. REPAIR IMG.DB F. See page 76, 78. GENERAL SET (Other setup items) See “Using menus”...

  • Page 70: Camcorder

    [NORMAL] automatically. Tips  This adjustment does not affect the recorded  images in any way.  LCD COLOR You can adjust the color of the LCD screen by touching Tips  This adjustment does not affect the recorded ...

  • Page 71: Camcorder

     When you press (VIEW IMAGES)   CALIBRATION See page 90.  DROP SENSOR (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/ SR78E/SR88E) Your camcorder detects that it is dropping, and protects the internal hard disk.  ON Activates the drop sensor. When it is detected...

  • Page 72: Additional Information

    If you press RESET, all settings, including the clock setting, are reset.  Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Your camcorder may be required to initialize or  change the current internal recording media of your camcorder, depending on the problem.

  • Page 73

     correctly (p. 12). 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.

  • Page 74

    (p. 81, 82). Delete unnecessary images (p. 37). While [DROP SENSOR] is activated (p. 71),  you may not record images (DCR-SR58E/ SR68E/SR78E/SR88E). The temperature of your camcorder is  extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.

  • Page 75

    Playback Images cannot be played back. Select the type of recording media you want to  play back (p. 18) (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/ SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E). Images recorded on other devices may not be  played back. This is not a malfunction.

  • Page 76

     The top, bottom, right, and left edges of images are trimmed slightly on a connected TV. The LCD screen of your camcorder can  display recording images across the entire screen (full pixel display). However, this may cause slight trimming of the top, bottom, right,...

  • Page 77: Self-diagnosis Display/warning Indicators

    If the problem persists even after you have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. In this case, when you contact them, give them all the numbers of the error code beginning with C or E.

  • Page 78

    (High temperature warning) Slow flashing The temperature of your camcorder is getting  higher. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place. Fast flashing The temperature of your camcorder is ...

  • Page 79: Recording Media

    The internal recording media of the  camcorder is set differently from the default format. Performing [MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 68) may enable you to use your camcorder. This will delete all data in the internal recording media. Data error. An error occurred during reading or writing ...

  • Page 80

    You cannot create folders exceeding  999MSDCF. You cannot create or delete created folders using your camcorder. Format the memory card (p. 68), or delete  folders using your computer. This memory card may not be able to record or play movies.

  • Page 81: Recording Time Of Movies/number Of Recordable Photos

       recommended. The recording and playback time will be  shorter when you use your camcorder in low temperatures. The recording and playback time will be shorter  depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder.

  • Page 82: Expected Recording Time Of Movies

    MODE] (p. 63). The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable  time. (unit: minute) Expected number of recordable Recording time photos Internal recording media (DCR-SR58E/ SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/ SX53E/SX63E) You can record the maximum 9,999 photos. Memory card 512MB (unit: minute) (10)

  • Page 83

    The indicated number of recordable photos on  a memory card is based on the maximum image size of your camcorder. The actual number of recordable photos is displayed on the LCD screen during recording (p. 93). The maximum number of recordable photos ...

  • Page 84: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range. On TV color systems Your camcorder is a PAL-system-based camcorder. If you want to view the playback image on a TV, it must be a PAL-system- based TV with an AUDIO/VIDEO input jack.

  • Page 85

    Setting to the local time You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your camcorder abroad. Touch [GENERAL SET] category)  [AREA SET] and [SUMMERTIME] (p. 70). World time difference Time-zone...

  • Page 86: Maintenance And Precautions

    Note that improper use may cause a malfunction. On image data compatibility Image data files recorded on memory card by  your camcorder conform to the “Design rule for Camera File system” universal standard established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).

  • Page 87: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it  up, and install it on your camcorder right before you start taking shots. Use a large capacity battery pack: NP-FV70/ ...

  • Page 88: About Handling Of Your Camcorder

    If your camcorder gets wet, it may malfunction. 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.

  • Page 89: Moisture Condensation

     pack. 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 ...

  • Page 90: Rechargeable Battery

    (wall socket) via the AC Adaptor or while the battery pack is attached. The rechargeable battery will be fully discharged in about 3 months if you do not use your camcorder at all. Use your camcorder after charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery.

  • Page 91: Memory Card

    Stick PRO-HG Duo, ” “ “Memory Stick Micro, ” “MagicGate, ” “ , ” “MagicGate Memory Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony  Corporation. “DVDirect” is a trademark of Sony ...

  • Page 92

    Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. When downloading the source code, select DCR-SX43 as the model for your camcorder. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/ We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.

  • Page 93: Quick Reference

    Indicators and their positions are approximate  and may differ from what you actually see. Some indicators may not appear, depending on  your camcorder model. Meaning FADER (59) Drop sensor off (71) Drop sensor activated (71) Approximate number of...

  • Page 94: Parts And Controls

     PHOTO button (25)  (movie)/ (photo) lamp (22)  MODE button (22)   (Backlight) button (27)  LIGHT button (27) Press to light up the LIGHT.   (USB) jack (50) DCR-SR58E/SR78E: output only...

  • Page 95

    (movie)/ (photo) lamp (22)  LIGHT button (27) Press to light up the LIGHT.   (USB) jack (50) DCR-SX33E/SX34E/SX53E: output only DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E  Power zoom lever (26, 32)  PHOTO button (25)  CHG (charge) lamp (12)  Battery pack (12) ...

  • Page 96

    (sold separately: the length of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.)).  Access lamp (memory card) (19) While the lamp is lit or flashing, the camcorder is reading or writing data.

  • Page 97: Index

    Index Symbols 16:9 ...35 4:3 ...35 A.SHUT OFF ...71 A/V connecting cable...34, 52 Abroad ...84 Altitude ...5 AREA SET ...70 AUDIO REC SET ...64 AUTO SLW SHUTTR ...63 Backlight ...27 BATTERY INFO ...67 Battery pack ...12 BEACH ...59 BEEP...69 BLACK FADER ...60 BLT-IN ZOOM MIC ...64 CALIBRATION ...90 CAMERA DATA ...66...

  • Page 98

    PLAYBACK SET ...66 Playlist ...44 PLAYLIST EDIT ...67 PORTRAIT ...59 Power on ...16 POWER ON BY LCD ...71 POWER SETTINGS ...71 Precautions ...86 PROTECT ...39 Rec & zoom buttons on LCD ...23 REC MODE ...26 Recording ...23 Recording media...18 Recording time of movies/ number of recordable photos ...81 Repair ...72 REPAIR IMG.DB F.

  • Page 99

    Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...

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