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Handycam Handbook
DCR-SR47/SR48/SR67/SR87
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2009 Sony Corporation
4-124-310-12(1)

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  • Page 1 Click Handycam Handbook DCR-SR47/SR48/SR67/SR87 2009 Sony Corporation 4-124-310-12(1) ...
  • Page 2: Using The Handycam Handbook

    The DCR-SR87 is used for illustrations in this book, unless otherwise mentioned.  In this Handycam Handbook, the internal hard disk of your camcorder and “Memory Stick PRO Duo”  media are called “recording media. ”...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Read this before operating your camcorder ........
  • Page 4 Preventing data on the internal hard disk from being recovered ..... . . 63 Customizing your camcorder MOVIE SETTINGS (Items for recording movies) ..........64 PHOTO SETTINGS (Items for recording photos) .
  • Page 5 About handling of your camcorder ........
  • Page 6: Useful Recording Techniques

    Useful recording techniques Checking your golf swing  SPORTS ... 81 Flowers in close-up  PORTRAIT ... 81  FOCUS ... 80  TELE MACRO ... 79 Focusing on the dog on the left side of the screen  FOCUS ... 80 ...
  • Page 7: Parts And Controls

    PHOTO button (24, 30)  CHG (charge) lamp (16)  ACCESS lamp (Hard disk) (16) While the lamp is lit or flashing, the camcorder is reading or writing data.  Battery pack (16)  BATT (battery) release lever (17) ...
  • Page 8: Screen Indicators

    (VIEW IMAGES) button (25, 35)  Access lamp (“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media) (60) While the lamp is lit or flashing, the camcorder is reading or writing data.   (Back light) button (33)  RESET button Press RESET to initialize all the settings including the clock setting.
  • Page 9 Data file name (26, 36) 101-0005 Protected image (49)  VISUAL INDEX button (26, 36) DCR-SR67/SR87 Indicators and their positions are approximate  and may differ from what you actually see. Some items may not appear, depending on your  camcorder model.
  • Page 10: Home" And " Option" - Taking Advantage Of Two Types Of Menus

    Using the HOME MENU When you press (HOME), the HOME MENU appears. You can change the settings of your camcorder, etc. (HOME) (HOME) button Touch the desired category   the menu item to be changed. Menu item Category ...
  • Page 11: Menu Lists

    Menu lists List of the HOME MENU (CAMERA) category MOVIE * PHOTO * (VIEW IMAGES) category VISUAL INDEX * FILM ROLL * FACE * PLAYLIST (OTHERS) category DELETE * DELETE DELETE PHOTO CAPTURE MOVIE DUB DUB by select DUB by date DUB ALL PHOTO COPY COPY by select...
  • Page 12: Option Menu

    [SOUND/DISP SET] is changed to [SOUND  SETTINGS] during Easy Handycam operation. You can set this item during Easy Handycam operation. DCR-SR67/SR87 List of the OPTION MENU Following items are available on the OPTION MENU only. SPOT MTR/FCS SPOT METER SPOT FOCUS TELE MACRO EXPOSURE...
  • Page 13: Read This Before Operating Your Camcorder

     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 14: Notes On Using The Hard Disk Drive Handycam

    DVD writer, a VCR, or a DVD/HDD recorder (p. 53). Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder The hard disk of the camcorder may not be  recognized, or recording or playback may not be possible.
  • Page 15 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.
  • Page 16: Getting Started

    See page 93 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.
  • Page 17: Charging Time

    The battery pack is not attached correctly.  The battery pack is damaged.  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]). Charging time Charging time C (77 ˚F) (10...
  • Page 18 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 19: 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 is turned 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 20: Changing The Language Setting

    You can turn off your camcorder also by pressing POWER.  When [POWER ON BY LCD] (p. 77) 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 21: Recording/Playback

    Recording/Playback Five pieces of advice for successful 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 22: Recording And Playing Movies And Photos Easily ( Easy Handycam Operation)

     Fasten the grip belt.  Open the lens cover.  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19). ...
  • Page 23: Shooting Photos

     Press EASY. appears on the LCD screen.  Press START/STOP to start recording. To stop recording, press START/STOP again. Tips  The [REC MODE] is fixed to [SP] (p. 64).  Shooting photos  Open the lens cover. [STBY]  [REC]...
  • Page 24  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).   Press EASY. appears on the LCD screen.  Press MODE to turn on the ...
  • Page 25: Playing Movies

    Playing movies  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).   Press (VIEW IMAGES). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears after some seconds.
  • Page 26: Viewing Photos

    Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie. Volume adjustment Previous To stop To fast-reverse 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 ...
  • Page 27 Tips  The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 70).  To change the recording media, select the recording media on [PHOTO MEDIA SET] (p. 59).  To cancel Easy Handycam operation After you finish recording, or close menu setting screen, press EASY again. from the LCD screen.
  • Page 28: Recording

     Fasten the grip belt.  Open the lens cover.  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19). ...
  • Page 29  (MANAGE MEDIA)  [MEDIA INFO] (p. 61). To adjust the angle of the LCD panel, first open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder , and then  adjust the angle . If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to the lens side , you can record movies/ photos in mirror mode.
  • Page 30: Shooting Photos

    Open the lens cover.  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).   Press MODE to turn on the...
  • Page 31  Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully. See page 95 on the recordable number of photos.  To change the image size, touch  IMAGE SIZE]  a desired setting  You cannot record photos while ...
  • Page 32: Useful Functions For Recording Movies And Photos

    1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 150 cm (about 59 1/8 in.) for telephoto (DCR-SR47/SR48/SR67). 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 31 1/2 in.) for telephoto (DCR-SR87).
  • Page 33: Recording Sound With More Presence (5.1Ch Surround Recording) (Dcr-Sr67

     ([AUDIO MODE], p. 64). You can create a disc, which contains the movies recorded on your camcorder, on a computer using the  supplied software. If you play the disc on a 5.1ch surround system, you can enjoy realistic sound.
  • Page 34: Recording In Mirror Mode

    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 LCD screen, but the image will be normal when recorded.
  • Page 35: Playback On The Camcorder

    (p. 59). Playing movies  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).   Press (VIEW IMAGES). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears after some seconds.
  • Page 36: Viewing Photos

    Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie. Previous Volume adjustment To stop To fast-reverse Tips  When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX  screen. Touch during pause to play back movies slowly.
  • Page 37 Your camcorder displays the selected photo. Previous To the VISUAL INDEX screen Tips  When viewing photos recorded on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media,  the screen. To start/stop slide show Next OPTION MENU (playback folder) appears on...
  • Page 38: Useful Functions For Playing Movies And Photos

    Useful functions for playing movies and photos Searching for desired scene by pinpoint (Film Roll Index) Movies can be divided by a set time and the first scene of each division is displayed on the INDEX screen. You can start playing back a movie from the selected thumbnail. Select the recording media which contains the movie you want to play back before the operation (p.
  • Page 39: Searching For Desired Images By Date (Date Index)

     Press (VIEW IMAGES). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears.  Touch (Face Index). Returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen  Touch to select the desired movie.  Touch to search for the desired face image, then touch the desired face image to view the scene. Playback starts from the beginning of the scene with the selected face image.
  • Page 40: Using Pb Zoom With Photos

     Touch date on the screen. The recording dates of images are displayed on the screen. Returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen  Touch to select the date of the desired image, then touch The images of the selected date are displayed on the VISUAL INDEX screen. Tips ...
  • Page 41: 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.  Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto). To cancel, touch Playing back a series of photos (Slide show) Touch on the photo playback screen. The slide show begins from the selected photo.
  • Page 42: 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. 17). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
  • Page 43    Notes When you connect your camcorder to a TV compatible with the ID-1/ID-2 system, set [TV TYPE] to  [16:9]. The TV switches to full mode automatically. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV.
  • Page 44: Editing

     deleted. Do not remove the battery pack or the AC  Adaptor from your camcorder while deleting the images. It may damage the recording media. Do not eject “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media  while deleting images from the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 45  Touch to select the recording date of the desired movies/photos, then touch The movies/photos recorded on the selected date are displayed on the screen. Tips  Touch the image down on the LCD screen  to confirm the image. Touch to the previous screen.
  • Page 46: Capturing A Photo From A Movie

    Capturing a photo from a movie You can save a selected frame from a recorded movie as a photo. Select the recording media which contains movies, and the recording media where you want to save photos before the operation (p. 59). (HOME) ...
  • Page 47: Memory Stick Pro Duo" Media

    “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media Dubbing movies You can dub movies recorded on the internal hard disk of your camcorder to “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. Insert “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media into your camcorder before the operation.
  • Page 48: Copying Photos

    MEDIA SET] and play them back (p. 59). Copying photos You can copy photos from the internal hard disk of the camcorder to “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. Insert “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media into your camcorder before the operation.
  • Page 49: Protecting Recorded Movies And Photos (Protect)

    Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake. Select the recording medium that contains the movies and photos you want to protect before starting the operation (p. 59). Tips  You can protect movies and photos on the ...
  • Page 50: Dividing A Movie

    Stick PRO Duo” media. 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  added to the Playlist will also be divided.
  • Page 51: 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 Stick PRO Duo” media while editing movies on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 52: Playing The Playlist

    Playing the Playlist Select the recording media you want to play a Playlist before the operation (p. 59). (HOME)   Touch IMAGES)  [PLAYLIST]. Movies added to the Playlist appear.  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.
  • Page 53: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Recorder

    12cm DVD-R  12cm DVD+R  The device does not support two-layered discs.  Sony DVD writer may not be available in some  countries/regions.  Turn on your camcorder, and connect the DVD writer to the  (USB) jack of your camcorder with the USB cable of the DVD writer.
  • Page 54  Press and disconnect the USB cable.  Notes Be sure to turn on the camcorder. The DVD  writer is powered from the camcorder. You can use [DISC BURN OPTION] to create  many of the same disc.
  • Page 55: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Etc., Other Than Dvdirect Express

    USB cable is described here. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall  socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 17). Sony DVD writer may not be available in some  countries/regions.  Turn on your camcorder, and connect a DVD writer, etc., to the...
  • Page 56: Creating A Disc With A Recorder, Etc

    Select the recording medium that contains movies you want to dub before starting the operation (p. 59). Sony DVD writer may not be available in some  countries/regions.  Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall ...
  • Page 57: Your Camcorder

     Start playback on your camcorder, and record it on the recording device. Refer to the instruction manuals supplied  with your recording device for details.  When dubbing is finished, stop the recording device, and then your camcorder. ...
  • Page 58: Checking The Battery Information

    Checking the battery information You can check the estimated remaining capacity of the battery. (HOME)  (OTHERS)  Touch [BATTERY INFO]. The remaining battery capacity is shown. To close the battery information screen Touch...
  • Page 59: Utilizing Recording Media

    You can select the internal hard disk or “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media as the recording, playback, or editing medium on your camcorder. Select the medium to be used for movies and photos separately. In the default setting, both movies and photos are recorded on the internal hard disk.
  • Page 60 See page 94 for the recordable time of “Memory  Stick PRO Duo” media. “Memory Stick PRO Duo”media/“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”media (This size can be used with your camcorder.) “Memory Stick”media (You cannot use it in your camcorder.) You cannot use any type of memory card other ...
  • Page 61: Checking The Media Information

    Checking the media information You can check the remaining recordable time for each recording mode of the recording media selected on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 59), and the approximate free and used media space of the recording media.  Notes During Easy Handycam operation, you cannot ...
  • Page 62: Deleting All Movies And Photos (Formatting)

    Formatting deletes all the movies and photos to recover recordable free space.  Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall  socket) using AC Adaptor supplied for this operation (p. 17). To avoid the loss of important images, you ...
  • Page 63: Preventing Data On The Internal Hard Disk From Being Recovered

    EMPTY] allows you to write unintelligible data onto the internal 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, it is recommended that you perform [ EMPTY].
  • Page 64: Customizing Your Camcorder

    Customizing your camcorder MOVIE SETTINGS The default settings are marked with . REC MODE (Recording mode) Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)     You can select a recording mode to record movies from 3 levels. Records in high quality mode (9M (HQ)).
  • Page 65 WIDE SELECT You can select the horizontal to vertical ratio according to the TV connected. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting     16:9 WIDE Records movies to the full screen on a 16:9 (wide) TV screen. Records movies to the full screen on a 4:3 TV screen.
  • Page 66 STEADYSHOT You can compensate for camera shake. Set [ STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] ( ) when using a tripod (sold separately), then the image becomes natural. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting     ON The SteadyShot function is used. The SteadyShot function is not used.
  • Page 67  ON : 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.
  • Page 68: Photo Settings (Items For Recording Photos)

    PHOTO SETTINGS The default settings are marked with . IMAGE SIZE You can select a photo size to be shot. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting    DCR-SR47/SR48/SR67  VGA(0.3M) ( Records photos clearly (640 × 480). Allows the maximum number of still images to be recorded (640 × 360). The image size is set to [ 0.2M ( ratio.
  • Page 69 AUTO SLW SHUTTR (Auto Slow Shutter) When recording in dark places, the shutter speed is automatically reduced to 1/30 second. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  desired setting    ON The Auto Slow Shutter function is used. The Auto Slow Shutter function is not used. GUIDEFRAME You can display the frame and check that the subject is horizontal or vertical.
  • Page 70: View Images Set (Items To Customize The Display)

    VIEW IMAGES SET The default settings are marked with . DATA CODE During playback, your camcorder displays the information (data code) recorded automatically at the time of recording. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting     OFF Data code is not displayed.
  • Page 71 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 72: Sound/Disp Set (Items To Adjust The Sound And The Screen)

    Brightens the LCD screen. BRIGHT  Notes When you connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor,  [BRIGHT] is automatically selected for the setting. When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is slightly reduced during recording.
  • Page 73 If you open the LCD panel 180 degrees to face the screen outside and close the LCD panel to the  camcorder body, the setting becomes [NORMAL] automatically. Tips  This adjustment does not affect the recorded images in any way.
  • Page 74: Output Settings (Items For When Connected To A Tv)

    OUTPUT SETTINGS The default settings are marked with . TV TYPE See page 43. DISP OUTPUT (Display output) You can set where the screen displays are to be output. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting     LCD PANEL Shows displays such as the time code on the LCD screen.
  • Page 75: Lang (Items To Set Clock And Language)

    CLOCK SET See page 19. AREA SET You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Set your local area when using your camcorder in other time zones. Refer to the world time difference on page 97. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS) ...
  • Page 76: General Set (Other Setup Items)

    The camcorder turns off automatically. The camcorder does not turn off automatically. NEVER  Notes When you connect your camcorder to a wall outlet (wall socket), [A.SHUT OFF] is automatically set to  [NEVER]. (Movie) lamp by pressing MODE. [GENERAL SET] [DEMO MODE] ...
  • Page 77 OFF (  Notes Set the drop sensor to [ON] when you use the camcorder. Otherwise, if you drop the camcorder, you may  damage the internal hard disk. In a non-gravity situation, the drop sensor activates. When you record images during an activity such as ...
  • Page 78: Functions Set In The

    Functions set in the Items you can set only on the The default settings are marked with . SPOT MTR/FCS You can adjust the brightness and focus for the selected subject simultaneously. This function enables you to use [SPOT METER] (p. 78) and [SPOT FOCUS] (p. 79) at the same time. Steps In recording mode, (OPTION)
  • Page 79: Tele Macro

    SPOT FOCUS You can select and adjust the focal point to aim it at a subject not located at the center of the screen. Steps In recording mode, (OPTION) focused within the frame on the screen To adjust the focus automatically, touch [AUTO]. ...
  • Page 80: Focus

    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.) (DCR-SR47/SR48/SR67)/80 cm (about 31 1/2 in.) (DCR-SR87) for telephoto.
  • Page 81: Sports

    Takes spectacular shots of fireworks. FIREWORKS* ( ) Shoots distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in LANDSCAPE*( windows between the camcorder and the subject. Brings out the subject such as people or flowers while PORTRAIT (Soft creating a soft background.
  • Page 82  Notes If you set [SCENE SELECTION], [WHITE BAL.] setting is canceled.  WHITE BAL. (White balance) You can adjust the color balance to the brightness of the recording environment. Steps In recording mode, (OPTION)  AUTO The white balance is adjusted automatically. The white balance is appropriately adjusted for the following recording conditions: Outdoors...
  • Page 83 If you have changed the battery pack while [AUTO] was selected, or taken your camcorder outdoors after  inside use (or vice versa), select [AUTO] and aim your camcorder at a nearby white object for about 10 seconds for better color balance adjustment.
  • Page 84 MICREF LEVEL (Microphone reference level) You can select the microphone level for recording sound. Steps In recording mode, (OPTION)   NORMAL Records various ambient sounds, converting them into the appropriate level. Records ambient sound faithfully. Select [LOW] when you want to record an exciting and powerful sound in a concert hall, etc.
  • Page 85: Troubleshooting

    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 The power does not turn on.
  • Page 86  correctly (p. 16). 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 87 The temperature of your camcorder is  extremely low. Turn off your camcorder and take it to a warm place. Leave the camcorder there for a while, then turn on the camcorder. The ACCESS/access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording was stopped.
  • Page 88  Even if [ STEADYSHOT] is set to  [ON], your camcorder may not be able to compensate for excessive vibrations. A vertical band appears when recording candlelight or electric light in the dark. This occurs when the contrast between the ...
  • Page 89: Self-Diagnosis Display/Warning Indicators

    If indicators appear on the LCD screen, check the following. 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. C:(or E:) : (Self-diagnosis display) C:04: ...
  • Page 90 E:20:  / E:31:  / E:61:  / E:62:  / E:91:  / E:94:  A malfunction that you cannot service has  occurred. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Inform them of the 5-digit code, which starts from “E. ” 101-0001 (Warning indicator pertaining...
  • Page 91: Recording Media

    You cannot record because the drop sensor  senses a drop of the camcorder repeatedly. If you are at risk of dropping the camcorder constantly, set [DROP SENSOR] to [OFF], and you may be able to record the image again (p.
  • Page 92 This Memory Stick is not formatted correctly. Check the format, then format the “Memory  Stick PRO Duo” media with your camcorder if necessary (p. 62). Still picture folder is full. Cannot record still pictures. You cannot create folders exceeding ...
  • Page 93: Additional Information

    C (77 ˚F) (10  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 94: Expected Recording Time Of Movies

    The maximum continuous recording time of  movies is approximately 13 hours. Your camcorder uses the VBR (Variable Bit  Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the media.
  • Page 95: Expected Number Of Recordable Photos

    (435) ** You can change the recording sound format on [AUDIO MODE] (p. 64).  Notes Numbers in the table are based on using Sony  “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. The recordable time may vary depending on the ...
  • Page 96: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range. On TV color systems Your camcorder is an NTSC-system-based camcorder. If you want to view the playback image on a TV, it must be an NTSC- system-based TV with an AUDIO/VIDEO input jack.
  • Page 97 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 [DST SET] or [SUMMERTIME] (p. 75). World time difference...
  • Page 98: File/Folder Structure On The Internal Hard Disk And "Memory Stick Pro Duo" Media

    The file/folder structure is shown below. You do not usually need to acknowledge the file/ folder structure, when recording/playing back movies and photos on the camcorder. To enjoy movies or photos by connecting your camcorder to a computer, see “PMB Guide” then use the supplied application.
  • Page 99: Maintenance And Precautions

    If you eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”  media, or turn off your camcorder while your camcorder is reading or writing image files on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (while the ACCESS/access lamp is lit or flashing) If you use the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 100: About The "Infolithium" Battery Pack

    If you cannot use “Memory Stick PRO Duo”  media that have been used with another device, format it with your camcorder (p. 62). Note that formatting erases all information on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. You may not be able to play back images with ...
  • Page 101: About Handling Of Your Camcorder

    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. Avoid rough handling, disassembling,  modifying, physical shock, or impact such (HOME) ...
  • Page 102: 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 103: 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 104 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.
  • Page 105: Index

    Index Symbols 16:9 ...43, 65 4:3 ...43, 65 5.1ch surround recording...33 A.SHUT OFF ...76 A/V connecting cable...56 Abroad ...96 Altitude ...14 AREA SET ...75 AUDIO MODE...64 AUTO SLW SHUTTR ...66, 69 BATTERY INFO...58 Battery pack...16 BEACH ...81 BEEP...72 BLACK FADER ...83 BLT-IN ZOOM MIC...83 CALIBRATION ...102 CAMERA DATA ...70...
  • Page 106 PB zoom...40 PHOTO CAPTURE ...46 PHOTO COPY ...48 PHOTO MEDIA SET ...59 Photos ... 26, 30, 36 PHOTO SETTINGS...68 Playing...25, 35 Playlist...51 PMB Guide...2 PORTRAIT...81 Power on ...19 POWER ON BY LCD ...77 Precautions...99 PROTECT ...49 REC MODE...64 Recording ...28 Recording and playback time ...93 Recording media...59 Recording time of movies/...
  • Page 107 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...