How to use this handbook Click on a button on the right to jump to the corresponding page. This is convenient when searching for a function you want to view. Marks and notations used in this handbook Search for information by function. Search for information by operation.
Notes on using the camera Internal memory back up Be sure to make a backup copy to protect your data. Notes on recording/playback and connection • Before you start recording, make a trial recording to make sure that the camera is working correctly.
JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). • Sony does not guarantee that the camera will play back images recorded or edited with other equipment, or that other equipment will play back images recorded with the camera.
Life with “Bloggie” Capture your life At a party Record still images at maximum 12M (4128 × 3096) and movies at maximum 1920 × 1080 30p full high-vision (page 36, 37). Also, you can record still images during movie recording (page 31). During a walk Take compact “Bloggie”...
Share your life Connect to TV Connect your “Bloggie” to a TV with an HDMI cable (sold separately), and enjoy images on the big screen (page 60). Import and upload captured moments You can upload images easily and intuitively, using the Bloggie Software pre-loaded on the internal memory (page 24, 50).
Table of contents Notes on using the camera How to use this handbook····································· 2 Notes on using the camera ··································· 3 Life with “Bloggie”·················································· 5 Operation Search ················································ 10 Settings Search··················································· 11 Identifying parts··················································· 13 List of buttons/icons displayed on the screen ····· 14 How to hold the camera ······································...
Viewing Viewing································································ 39 Playback zoom···················································· 41 Delete·································································· 42 Share it Later······················································· 43 Volume control ···················································· 45 Computer Recommended computer environment ··············· 46 Using the Bloggie Software (Windows)··············· 48 Importing images to a computer·························· 49 Uploading images to a media service ················· 50 Settings Setting items ·······················································...
Others Number of still images and recordable time of movies································································· 68 Built-in battery pack············································· 69 Precautions ························································· 70 Specifications ······················································ 71 Index Index ··································································· 73...
Settings Search Setting items In the table below, indicates settings that can be changed, while – indicates settings that cannot be changed. Items Protect Beep Language Setting Demo Mode Initialize HDMI Output LUN Settings Format Date & Time Setting How to set items 1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
3 Tap the items. The displayed items scroll by dragging the LCD screen up and down with your finger. 4 Tap the desired mode. 5 Tap [Back].
Identifying parts A Speaker B Lens C Hook for wrist strap D LCD screen/Touch panel E Movie button F Microphone G ON/OFF (Power) button • Press and hold the ON/OFF (Power) button for at least 7 seconds to force-quit the camera.
List of buttons/icons displayed on the screen Buttons and icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status. When in standby for shooting When shooting movies When playing back Buttons Display Indication Settings Zoom scaling Self-Timer Switching image size Playback Fast rewind/playback/fast forward...
Display Indication Protect Overheating warning 00:00:12 Counter Notes • Indicators and their positions are approximate and differ from what you actually see. • The screen display shifts both horizontally and vertically depending on the camera aspect. • The screen display disappears automatically after about 4 seconds.
How to hold the camera • Be careful not to block the lens or microphone with your finger when shooting. • Do not hold the USB jack. • Attach the strap and place your hand through its loop to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped.
When you shoot movies holding the camera vertically Portrait images are recorded. Black bands appear on the left and right of the screen during playback on TV or computer. This is useful when shooting portrait objects.
How to use the touch panel You can operate the camera by tapping the buttons on the LCD screen or dragging the screen. Note • Do not operate with a sharp-pointed object, such as pen or finger nail. Select the items (Tap) Lightly touch the buttons or items on the screen with your finger.
Display the next screen quickly (Flick) Drag the screen quickly. To stop the screen, tap with your finger.
Checking the accessories supplied • USB connection support cable (1) • 360 Video Lens VCL-BPP2 (1)/360 Video Lens case (1) (MHS-TS20K only) • Wrist strap (1) • Software (page 24, 48) The following contents are included in the internal memory of this camera. –...
Charging the camera The camera’s battery is continuously recharged whenever the camera is connected to a running computer. 1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button to turn off the camera. 2 Push the “PUSH” part at the bottom of the camera. The USB jack comes out as shown in the illustration.
4 When charging is finished, delete the USB connection between the camera and computer. • Install Bloggie Software (pre-loaded on the internal memory) after completing the procedure above. Notes • While the camera is connected to a computer, you cannot operate the camera. Be sure to disconnect the camera before operation.
How long does it take to charge the camera? Charging time Full charge time Approx. 200 min. • Time required to charge a fully depleted battery at a temperature of 25°C (77°F). Charging may take longer under certain circumstances or conditions. How long can I record or play back images? Standard battery life Recording time*...
Installing the software (Windows) You can do the following using the Bloggie Software (pre-loaded on the internal memory). – Import images shot with the camera to a computer, and play back. – Upload images to a network service. 1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button to turn on the camera.
4 Activate the installer. Windows 7 1 Click [Open folder to view files] on the AutoPlay screen. 2 Double-click “Setup_Bloggie.exe” in the folder. Windows Vista/Windows XP 1 Click [Setup Bloggie Software] on the AutoPlay screen. • If the AutoPlay screen does not appear, click [Start] t [Computer] (in Windows XP, [My Computer]), then double-click [Bloggie Software] t “Setup_Bloggie.exe”.
Setting the language and clock 1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button. The camera is turned on. The demonstration movie plays back when you turn on the camera for the first time. 2 Select the desired language, then tap [Next]. 3 Select the desired date display format, then tap [Next].
To set the date and time again (Settings) and select [Date & Time Setting] (page 59).
Shooting (Still images) 1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button. 2 Compose the shot. Be sure not to place fingers on the lens. Touch and hold T on the T/W (zoom) bar to zoom in, W to zoom out. 3 Press the (Shutter) button halfway down.
If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on • The shortest shooting distance is approximately 10 cm (4 inches). • If the camera cannot focus on a subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to slow flashing and the beep does not sound.
Shooting (Movies) 1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button. 2 Compose the shot. Be sure not to place fingers on the lens. Touch and hold T on the T/W (zoom) bar to zoom in, W to zoom out. 3 Press the movie button. To finish shooting the movie, press the movie button again.
To shoot still images during movie recording • Press the (Shutter) button fully down during movie recording. • The recorded still image appears small on the LCD screen of the camera. • The image sizes are as follows, depending on the movie size. –...
Zoom You can enlarge the image when shooting. The camera’s zoom function can enlarge images up to 4×. 1 Touch and hold T or W. Touch and hold T to zoom in, W to zoom out. Notes • Only Digital zoom is available with this camera. •...
Self-Timer 1 Tap (Self-Timer) on the shooting standby screen. Tap the LCD screen when the screen display is not shown. 2 Tap the desired mode. (Off) Does not use the self-timer. (2sec) Sets the 2-second delay self-timer. When you press the timer icon flashes, and after rapid beep sounds are heard, the camera will shoot.
Shooting 360 Video images (MHS- TS20K only) By attaching the supplied 360 Video Lens to the camera, you can shoot 360-degree images of the area around the camera. 1 Take out the 360 Video Lens from its case. 2 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button. 3 Attach the 360 Video Lens to the camera in the direction shown in the illustration.
To place the camera vertically Attach the bottom part of the 360 Video Lens case to the bottom of the camera. To remove the 360 Video Lens Pull the 360 Video Lens in the opposite direction of when attaching. Viewing 360 Video images You can play back 360 Video images on the computer using the Bloggie Software.
Photo Size The photo size determines the size of the image file that is recorded when you take an image. The larger the photo size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed on large- format paper. The smaller the photo size, the more images can be recorded. 1 Tap (Switching image size) on the shooting standby screen.
On “image quality” and “image size” A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels. If it contains a large number of pixels, the image becomes large, it takes up more memory, and the image is displayed in fine detail. “Image size” is shown by the number of pixels. Although you cannot see the differences on the screen of the camera, the fine detail and data processing time differ when the image is printed or displayed on a computer screen.
Movie Size The larger the movie size, the higher the movie quality. The movies shot with the camera will be recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Main Profile, approximately 30 or 60 frames per second, Progressive, AAC LC, “MP4 format”. 1 Tap (Switching image size) on the shooting standby screen.
Viewing 1 Tap (Playback) to switch to playback mode. The index screen appears. 2 Select an image and tap. A single movie plays back when an image is selected. To show previous/next images Drag your finger in the direction of the arrows. You can send multiple images at one time by flicking.
To go back to shooting mode Do one of the following: – Tap on the index screen. – Press the (Shutter) button or movie button. To go back to the index screen (Shutter) button Movie button...
Playback zoom Enlarges the played back still images. 1 Tap (Playback) to switch to playback mode. 2 Select the still image and tap. 3 Double-tap the part you want to enlarge. 4 Adjust the magnification and the part to enlarge. Each double-tap on the LCD screen enlarges the image up to 8 times its original size.
Delete Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion. 1 Tap (Playback) to switch to playback mode. 2 Tap (Delete) on the index screen. 3 Tap images you want to delete. Repeat the above step until there are no more images to be deleted.
Share it Later You can choose images and the sharing site to upload in advance. 1 Tap (Playback) to switch to playback mode. 2 Tap (Share it Later) on the index screen. 3 Tap images you want to upload. Repeat the above step until there are no more images to be uploaded.
To share images during playback (Share it Later) t The sharing site you upload images t [OK] in single-image mode. To cancel sharing (Share it Later) t Release the playback of the image you want to cancel sharing. mark on the sharing site t [OK] during...
Volume control You can adjust the volume for playback movies. 1 Tap (Playback) to switch to playback mode. 2 Select a movie and tap. 3 Tap (Volume control). Tap the LCD screen when the screen display is not shown. 4 Touch and hold to increase, the volume.
Recommended computer environment Windows The following computer environment is recommended when using the Bloggie Software, and importing images via a USB connection. OS (pre-installed) Others 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. Starter (Edition) is not supported. Macintosh Macintosh is not supported by the Bloggie Software (pre-loaded on the internal memory). The following computer environment is recommended when importing images via a USB connection.
Note on playback of movie files (MPEG-4 AVC/ H.264) To play back and edit movie files (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) recorded by the camera on your computer, you need to install the software compatible with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 or the Bloggie Software. • Even in a PC environment where operations are guaranteed, images may not play back smoothly due to dropped frames, etc.
Using the Bloggie Software (Windows) Activating 1 Double-click the Bloggie Software (pre- loaded on the internal memory) shortcut icon on the desktop. Connecting the camera to a computer If the Bloggie Software is already installed to a computer, Bloggie Software starts automatically.
Importing images to a computer To connect the camera to your computer, see page 46. Windows When using the Bloggie Software See page 48. When not using the Bloggie Software When the AutoPlay Wizard appears after making a USB connection between the camera and a computer, click [Open folder to view files] t [OK] t [DCIM] or [MP_ROOT] t copy the desired images to the computer.
• To view a website, you will be redirected to it by the Sony server. There may be times when you cannot access the website because of server maintenance or for other reasons.
Protect Protects recorded images against accidental erasure. mark is displayed when playing back registered images. 1 Tap (Playback) to switch to playback mode. 2 Tap (Settings) t [Protect] on the index screen. In single-image mode, protect is completed in step 2. 3 Tap images you want to protect.
Beep Sets the sound for when you operate the camera. 1 Tap (Settings) t [Beep] t desired mode. Turns on the beep sound when you press the movie button. Turns off the beep sound. (Shutter) button or...
Demo Mode Performs a demonstration of the camera. 1 Tap (Settings) t [Demo Mode] t desired mode. Performs a demonstration. Does not perform a demonstration. Note • The demonstration stops when operating any of the following. – Touch LCD screen. –...
Initialize Initializes the setting to the default setting. Even if you execute this function, the images are retained. 1 Tap (Settings) t [Initialize] t [OK]. Note • Perform initialization after charging the camera to prevent the camera from turning off during the process.
HDMI Output Selects the type of signal to be output to a TV from the HDMI OUT jack. If images are not displayed on the TV clearly, changing the setting may improve the display. 1 Tap (Settings) t [HDMI Output] t desired mode.
LUN Settings Sets the display method for the recording media displayed on a computer screen or other monitor when the camera is connected with a computer or AV component using a USB connection. 1 Tap (Settings) t [LUN Settings] t desired mode.
Format Formats the internal memory. 1 Tap (Settings) t [Format] t [OK]. Note • Note that formatting permanently erases all data including even protected images.
Date & Time Setting Sets the date and time again. 1 Tap (Settings) t [Date & Time Setting]. 2 Tap the items you want to set. Date & Time Format Selects the date and time display format. Daylight Savings Pushes forward an hour. Date &...
Viewing images on a TV Connect the camera to a TV which has an HDMI terminal with an HDMI cable (sold separately). Refer also to the instruction manuals of the TV. 1 Turn off both the camera and the TV. 2 Open the jack cover and connect the camera to the TV with the HDMI cable (sold separately).
On TV color systems If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with an HDMI terminal and an HDMI cable (sold separately). The color system of the TV must match that of the camera. Check the following lists for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is used, and set [HDMI Output] (page 56).
Then turn the camera on again (page 13). 4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Be aware that by sending the camera for repair, you give consent that the contents of the internal memory, music files may be checked.
• A discrepancy arose between the remaining charge indicator and the actual remaining battery charge. Fully discharge the battery pack once, then charge it to correct the indication. • The battery pack is dead (page 69). Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Shooting still images/movies Cannot record images.
The top and bottom edges of images are trimmed slightly on a connected TV. • The LCD screen of the camera can display recording images across the entire screen (full pixel display). However, this may cause slight trimming of the top, bottom, right, and left edges of images when played back on a TV that is not compatible with full pixel display.
Others The camera does not work properly. • Press and hold the ON/OFF (Power) button for at least 7 seconds, and force-quit the camera. Then turn the camera on again. The lens gets fogged. • Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate.
Warning indicators and messages If the following messages appear, follow the instructions. • The battery level is low. Charge the battery pack immediately. Depending on the conditions of use, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left. System error •...
Image size over limit • You are playing back an image with size that cannot be played back on the camera. Maximum number of images already selected • Up to 100 files can be selected when using [Delete], [Share it Later] and [Protect]. Operation cannot be executed in unsupported files •...
Number of still images and recordable time of movies The number of still images and recordable time may vary depending on the shooting conditions. Still images Size Capacity (MHS-TS10) 4:3 (12M) 16:9 (8M) 16:9 (2M) 3528 Notes • When the number of remaining recordable images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999” indicator appears. •...
• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, consult your nearest Sony dealer. • The battery life varies according to how it is stored and the operating conditions and environment in...
Precautions Do not use/store the camera in the following places • In an extremely hot, cold or humid place In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become deformed and this may cause a malfunction.
Specifications Camera [System] Image device: 7.35 mm (1/2.5 type) CMOS sensor Total pixel number of camera: Approx. 13 011 000 pixels Effective pixel number of camera: Approx. 8 294 000 pixels (still image, 16:9), Approx. 12 780 000 pixels (still image, 4:3), Approx.
Trademarks • “Bloggie” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • 360 Video is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. • Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.