Notes on the Setup items, LCD screen
• A setup item that is grayed out is not
available under the current recording or
• The LCD screen is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology, so
over 99.99% of the pixels are operational
for effective use. However, there may be
some tiny black points and/or bright points
(white, red, blue, or green in color) that
appear constantly on the LCD screen.
These points are normal.
White, red, blue or
• Exposing the LCD screen or the lens to
direct sunlight for long periods of time may
cause malfunctions. Be careful when
placing the camera near a window or
• Do not aim at the sun. Doing so might cause
your camcorder to malfunction. Take
images of the sun only in low light
conditions, such as at dusk.
• 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 the camcorder.
• TV color systems differ depending on the
countries/regions. To view your recordings
on a TV, you need a NTSC system-based
• Television programs, films, video tapes,
and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials
may be contrary to the copyright laws. You
cannot dub copyright protected software on
Compatibility of images
• You cannot play back both movies and still
images other than the images recorded with
your camcorder. You also cannot play back
images recorded with other DCR-SR40/
On this Handbook
• The images of the LCD screen used on this
Handbook are captured using a digital still
camera, and thus may appear different from
what you see.
• Design and specifications of this camcorder
and accessories are subject to change
• The illustrations used on this Handbook are
based on the model DCR-SR80.
• The on-screen displays in each local
language are used for illustrating the
operating procedures. Change the screen
language before using your camcorder if
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.
* MTF stands for Modulation Transfer
Function. The number value indicates the
amount of light from a subject coming into