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HDR-CX110/CX150/XR150
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
"Handycam" Handbook
2010 Sony Corporation
4-170-892-12(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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12
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58
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103

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  • Page 1

    HDR-CX110/CX150/XR150 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder “Handycam” Handbook 2010 Sony Corporation  4-170-892-12(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

    Supplied items The numbers in ( ) are the supplied quantity. AC Adaptor (1)  Power cord (Mains lead) (1)  Component A/V cable (1)   A/V connecting cable (1)   USB cable (1)   Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV50 (1) ...

  • Page 3

    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, recording media, etc.

  • Page 4: Notes On Use

    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 5

    On the drop sensor (HDR-XR150) To protect the internal hard disk from shock  by dropping, the camcorder has a drop sensor function (p. 79). When a drop occurs, or under a non-gravity condition, the block noise made when this function is activated by the camcorder may also be recorded.

  • Page 6: Operation Flow

    Operation flow Getting started (p. 12) Prepare the power source and memory card. Recording movies and photos (p. 20) Recording movies  p. 22  Changing the recording mode (p. 26)  Expected recording time (MEDIA INFO, p. 74) Shooting photos  p. 24 Playing movies and photos Playback on the camcorder ...

  • 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. Zooming smoothly Zoom in and out slowly and smoothly.

  • Page 8

     Useful recording techniques Capturing images beautifully without troublesome setting INTELLIGENT AUTO(25) Capturing photos during movie recording Dual Rec(28) Smile Shutter (28) Capturing fireworks, or a sunset in all its splendor FIREWORKS(63) SUNRISE&SUNSET(63) Focusing on the child on the left side of the screen Prioritizing the subject(27) SPOT FOCUS(65)

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Read this first ..................2 Notes on use .

  • Page 10

    Making good use of your camcorder Deleting movies and photos ..............40 Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) .

  • Page 11

    Additional information Troubleshooting ................80 Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators.

  • Page 12: Getting Started

    Getting started Step 1: Charging the battery pack HDR-CX110/CX150 Battery pack CHG (charge) lamp HDR-XR150 Battery pack CHG (charge) lamp DC IN jack DC plug AC Adaptor DC IN jack DC plug AC Adaptor Power cord (Mains lead) To the wall outlet (wall socket) Power cord (Mains lead) To the wall outlet (wall...

  • Page 13

    You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (V series) after attaching it to your camcorder.  Notes You cannot attach any “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack other than the V series to your camcorder.  Turn off your camcorder by closing the LCD screen. Attach the battery pack by sliding it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.

  • Page 14: Charging The Battery Pack Abroad

    To remove the battery pack Close the LCD screen. Slide the BATT (battery) release lever () and remove the battery pack (). To use a wall outlet (wall socket) as a power source Make the same connections as “Step 1: Charging the battery pack. ” Even if the battery pack is attached, the battery pack is not discharged.

  • Page 15: 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 To set the date and time again, touch...

  • Page 16: Changing The Language Setting

     Notes The date and time does not appear during recording, but they are automatically recorded on the  recording media, and can be displayed during playback. To display the date and time, touch (MENU)  [Show others]  [PLAYBACK SET] (under CODE] ...

  • Page 17: 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. HDR-CX110 HDR-CX150 HDR-XR150 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 18: Selecting The Recording Media For Photos (hdr-cx150/xr150)

    Selecting the recording media for photos (HDR-CX150/XR150)  (MENU)  [Show others]  [MEDIA SETTINGS] (under Touch [MANAGE MEDIA] category)  [PHOTO MEDIA SET]. The [PHOTO MEDIA SET] screen appears.  Touch the desired recording media.  Touch [YES]  The recording medium is changed.

  • Page 19

    “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media/“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media (This size can be used with your camcorder.) “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media can be used only with “Memory Stick PRO” media compatible  equipment. Do not attach a label or the like on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media or “Memory Stick Duo” media ...

  • Page 20: Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback Recording In the default setting, movies are recorded with high definition image quality (HD) on the following media. HDR-CX110: Memory card HDR-CX150: Internal memory HDR-XR150: Internal hard disk Tips  To change the recording media, see page 17 (HDR-CX150/XR150). To open the lens cover Slide the LENS COVER switch to open.

  • Page 21

    HDR-XR150 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. 15).  You can switch recording modes by pressing MODE. Press MODE to light up the desired recording ...

  • Page 22: Recording Movies

    Recording movies Press START/STOP to start recording. You can start recording also by touching  in the bottom left of LCD screen.  To stop recording, press START/STOP again. You can stop recording also by touching  in the bottom left of LCD screen. ...

  • Page 23

    The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the recording media after recording  has finished. During this time, do not apply shock or vibration to the camcorder, or remove the battery or AC Adaptor. Access lamp (p.

  • Page 24: Shooting Photos

    Shooting photos In the default setting, photos are recorded on the following recording media. HDR-CX110: Memory card HDR-CX150: Internal memory HDR-XR150: Internal hard disk Tips  To change the recording media, see page 17 (HDR-CX150/XR150).   Press MODE to turn on the The LCD screen display switches for photo recording mode, and the screen aspect ratio becomes 4:3.

  • Page 25: Useful Functions For Recording Movies And Photos

    Useful functions for recording movies and photos Zooming You can magnify images up to 25 times the original size with the power zoom lever. You can magnify images also with the / on the LCD screen. Wider range of view Close view (Wide angle) (Telephoto)

  • Page 26: Selecting High Definition Image Quality (hd)

    does not occur, and makes the optimum setting for tripod.  Note The camcorder may not detect the expected  scene or subject, depending on the recording conditions. To cancel INTELLIGENT AUTO Press or the detection mode icons disappear, and you can record with the preferred settings.

  • Page 27: Prioritizing The Subject

    (MENU)  [Show  Touch others]  [ REC MODE] (under [SHOOTING SET] category).  Touch a desired setting. If you want to record high quality images with the high definition image quality (HD), select the FX or FH mode. If you want to record longer movies, select the LP mode.

  • Page 28: Capturing Smiles Automatically (smile Shutter)

    Tips  The double-lined frame around a face targeted  for possible smile detection shot turns orange. If the face you touched disappears from the  LCD screen, the subject selected in [PRIORITY SETTING] (p. 69) has priority. If the face you touched returns to the screen, the face has priority.

  • Page 29: Playback On The Camcorder

    Playback on the camcorder In the default setting, movies and photos that are recorded on the following recording media are played. HDR-CX110: Memory card HDR-CX150: Internal memory HDR-XR150: Internal hard disk Tips  To change the recording media, see page 17 (HDR-CX150/XR150). ...

  • Page 30: Playing Movies

     Displays the screen to select the index type ([DATE INDEX]/[ FACE]) (p. 32, 32, 33).  : Displays movies recorded on the previous/next date. *  : Displays the previous/next movie.  Returns to the recording screen.  is displayed when  is touched. appears when the standard definition image quality (STD) movie is selected with [ ...

  • Page 31: Viewing Photos

    To adjust the sound volume of movies While playing back movies, touch You can also adjust the sound volume by using  Viewing photos Your camcorder displays the selected photo. Previous To the VISUAL INDEX screen Tips  When viewing photos recorded on the memory card, ...

  • Page 32: 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 33: 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 [PLAYBACK] category)  [ FILM ROLL]. Searching for desired scene by face (Face Index) The face images detected or touched during movie recording are displayed on the INDEX screen.

  • Page 34

    To stop Highlight Playback To pause, touch To stop, touch To change the settings for Highlight Playback After touching [ HIGHLIGHT], touch [HIGHLIGHT SET] before the Highlight Playback starts. You can set following items. [PLAYBACK RANGE]  Set the range of movies to be played by selecting the from and to date, then touch If no range is set, your camcorder plays the movies starting from those of the date displayed...

  • Page 35: Using Pb Zoom With Photos

    To erase the saved Highlight Playback scenario (MENU)  [Show others]  Touch [ SCENARIO ERASE] (under category)  [ERASE] and select a scenario you want to erase with  [YES]   To erase all scenarios, touch   [Show others]  [ SCENARIO ERASE] [EDIT] category) ...

  • Page 36: Playing Back A Series Of Photos (slide Show)

    Playing back a series of photos (Slide show) Touch on the photo playback screen. The slide show begins from the selected photo. To stop the slide show Touch To restart the slide show Touch again.  Notes You cannot operate playback zoom during slide ...

  • Page 37: Playing Images On A Tv

    Playing images on a TV Connection methods and the image quality (high definition (HD) or standard definition (STD)) viewed on the TV screen differ depending on what type of TV is connected, and the connectors used. Connecting a TV using [TV CONNECT Guide] You can connect your camcorder to the TV easily following the instructions displayed...

  • Page 38

    [YES].  Touch When the A/V connecting cable is used  to output movies, movies are output with standard definition image quality (STD).  Play back movies and photos on your camcorder (p. 29). Types of connection cables between your camcorder and TV Connecting to a high definition TV Component A/V Cable (supplied) HDMI Cable (sold separately)

  • Page 39: Using "bravia" Sync

    When you connect with HDMI cable Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo.  Use an HDMI mini connector on one end  (for the camcorder), and a plug suitable for connecting your TV on the other end. Copyright-protected images are not output ...

  • Page 40: 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 41: Protecting Recorded Movies And Photos (protect)

     Touch to select the recording date of the desired movies/photos, then touch Touch the image on the LCD screen to  confirm the image. Touch to the previous screen.  Touch [YES]   Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake.

  • Page 42: Dividing A Movie

    To undo the protection of movies and photos Touch the movie or photo marked with  in step 3.  disappears. To protect all the movies and photos recorded on the same day at one time  Notes You cannot select [ PRT.

  • Page 43: Capturing A Photo From A Movie

    Do not remove the battery pack or the AC  Adaptor from your camcorder while dividing the movie. It may damage the recording media. Also, do not eject the memory card while dividing movies on the memory card. A slight difference may occur from the point ...

  • Page 44: Dubbing/copying Movies And Photos From The Internal Recording Media

     Touch  Notes The image size is fixed depending on the image  quality of the movie: 2.1M] with high definition image quality  (HD) 0.2M] in 16:9 (wide) with standard  definition image quality (STD) [VGA(0.3M)] in 4:3 with standard definition ...

  • Page 45: Copying Photos

     Touch the type of dubbing. [DUB by select]: To select movies and [DUB by date]: To dub all movies of a specified date DUB ALL]: To dub the high definition image quality (HD) Playlist DUB ALL]: To dub the standard definition image quality (STD) Playlist When you select the Playlist as the source of dubbing, follow the on-screen...

  • Page 46: Using The Playlist Of Movies

     Select the photo to be copied. [COPY by select]: Touch the photo to be copied, and mark with . You can select multiple photos. Press and hold the image down on the  screen to confirm the image. Touch to return to the previous screen.

  • Page 47: Playing The Playlist

    To add all the movies recorded on the same day at one time  In step 2, touch [ ADD by date]/ ADD by date]. The recording dates of movies are displayed on the screen.  Touch to select the recording date of the desired movie, then touch Touch the image on the LCD screen to ...

  • Page 48

     Touch  [YES]  Tips  Even if you erase a movie from a Playlist, the  original movie is not deleted. To change the order within the Playlist  Touch (MENU)  [Show others]  [PLAYLIST EDIT] (under [EDIT] category).

  • Page 49: Saving Images With An External Device

     the external media. For details on available external media, go to the  Sony support website in your country/region. Connect the AC Adaptor and the power cord (mains lead) to the DC IN jack of your camcorder and the wall outlet (wall socket).

  • Page 50

    This screen will appear only when there  are newly recorded images. After the operation is completed, touch on the camcorder screen.  Notes The number of scenes you can save on the  external media are as follows. However, even if the external media has free space, you cannot save scenes exceeding the following number.

  • Page 51: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Recorder

    Prepare a DVD disc such as a DVD-R, for  creating a disc. See page 49 to save images in the external  media. AVCHD format compatible device Player Sony Blu-ray disc player  PlayStation 3, etc.   Creating device DVD writer, DVDirect Express (p. 52) ...

  • Page 52: Creating A Disc With The Dedicated Dvd Writer, Dvdirect Express

    Ordinary DVD device Player DVD player  Computer that can play DVDs, etc.  Creating device DVD writer, DVDirect Express (p. 52)  DVD writer, other than DVDirect Express  (p. 55) Disc recorder, etc. (p. 56)  Disc type Standard definition image quality (STD) disc ...

  • Page 53

     Insert an unused disc into the DVD writer, and close the disc tray. The [DISC BURN] screen appears on the camcorder screen.  Press (DISC BURN) on the DVD writer. Movies that have not been saved on any discs will be recorded onto the disc (HDR-CX110).

  • Page 54

     Touch  [YES] on the camcorder screen. To create another disc of the same  contents, insert a new disc and touch [CREATE SAME DISC].  After the operation is completed, touch [EXIT]  [END] on the camcorder screen. ...

  • Page 55: Other Than Dvdirect Express

    Notes 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. Always maintain the firmware of the Sony ...

  • Page 56: Creating A Standard Definition Image Quality (std) Disc

    Notes 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. High definition image quality (HD) movies  will be dubbed with standard definition image quality (STD).

  • Page 57: Your Camcorder

    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. Refer to the instruction manuals supplied  with your recording device for details.

  • Page 58: Customizing Your Camcorder

    Customizing your camcorder Using menus 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) ...

  • Page 59: Using My Menu

     Notes You may not be able to set some menu items, depending on the recording or playback conditions.  Grayed out menu items or settings are not available.  Tips  Depending on the menu items being changed, your camcorder switches between playback mode and ...

  • Page 60: Option Menu

    Using the OPTION MENU The OPTION MENU appears just like the pop-up window that appears when you right-click the mouse on a computer. When the OPTION MENU. You touch appear.  Touch (OPTION).  Touch the desired tab  the item to change the setting. ...

  • Page 61: Menu Lists

    Menu lists (MANUAL SETTINGS) category SCENE SELECTION FADER WHITE BAL. SPOT MTR/FCS SPOT METER SPOT FOCUS EXPOSURE FOCUS TELE MACRO SMTH SLW REC (SHOOTING SET) category REC MODE GUIDEFRAME STEADYSHOT CONVERSION LENS LOW LUX FACE DETECTION PRIORITY SETTING SMILE DETECTION SMILE SENSITIVITY AUDIO REC SET BLT-IN ZOOM MIC...

  • Page 62

    (OTHERS) category USB CONNECT USB CONNECT* USB CONNECT* USB CONNECT DISC BURN TV CONNECT Guide MUSIC TOOL EMPTY MUSIC DOWNLOAD MUSIC BATTERY INFO (MANAGE MEDIA) category MEDIA SETTINGS MOVIE MEDIA SET* PHOTO MEDIA SET* MEDIA INFO MEDIA FORMAT INT. MEMORY* HDD* MEMORY CARD* REPAIR IMG.DB F.

  • Page 63: Manual Settings (items To Adjust For Scene Condition)

    MANUAL SETTINGS (Items to adjust for scene condition) See “Using menus” (p. 58) on the operation. The default settings are marked with . SCENE SELECTION You can record images effectively in various situations.  AUTO Records images in average image quality without the [SCENE SELECTION] function.

  • Page 64: Camcorder

    BLACK FADER Fades in/out with the black effect. To cancel the fader before starting the operation, touch [OFF]. Tips  When you press START/STOP, the setting is  cleared. A movie recorded using [BLACK FADER] may  be difficult to see in the VISUAL INDEX screen. WHITE BAL.

  • Page 65: Camcorder

    When the white balance has been set with  [ONE PUSH], if the lighting conditions changed by bringing your camcorder outdoors 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...

  • Page 66: Camcorder

    FOCUS You can adjust the focus manually. You can select this function also when you want to focus on a certain subject intentionally. Touch (nearby subject)/ subject) to adjust the focus. To adjust the focus automatically, touch [AUTO].  Notes When you set [FOCUS] to [MANUAL], ...

  • Page 67: Shooting Set (items For Customized Shooting)

    Touch to cancel the smooth slow recording. To change the setting Touch (OPTION), then select the setting you want to change. [TIMING] Select the recording start point after START/STOP is pressed. The default setting is [3sec AFTER]. The point when START/STOP is pressed. [3sec AFTER] [3sec BEFORE] ...

  • Page 68: Camcorder

    STEADYSHOT You can compensate for camera shake. Set [ STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] ( when using a tripod (sold separately), then the image becomes natural.  ACTIVE Provides a more powerful SteadyShot effect. STANDARD Provides the SteadyShot effect under relatively stable recording conditions. OFF ( The SteadyShot function is not used.

  • Page 69: Camcorder

    PRIORITY SETTING Selects the priority subject for the face detection or the smile shutter. Adjusts focus/color/exposure automatically for the selected faces.  AUTO Detects faces automatically. CHILD PRIORITY Detects with priority on a child’s face. ADULT PRIORITY Detects with priority on an adult’s face. Tips ...

  • Page 70: Camcorder

    LOW ( ) Records ambient sound faithfully. Select [LOW] when you want to record an exciting and powerful sound in a concert hall, etc. (This setting is not suitable for recording conversations.) OTHER REC SET  DIGITAL ZOOM You can select the maximum zoom level up to 25×...

  • Page 71: Photo Settings (items For Recording Photos)

    PHOTO SETTINGS (Items for recording photos) See “Using menus” (p. 58) 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 72: Playback (items For Playback)

    PLAYBACK (Items for playback) See “Using menus” (p. 58) on the operation. VISUAL INDEX See page 29. VIEW IMAGES  DATE INDEX See page 32.  FILM ROLL See page 32.  FACE See page 33. PLAYLIST See page 46. HIGHLIGHT See page 33.

  • Page 73: Edit (items For Editing)

     White balance  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 74: Others (items For Other Settings)

    OTHERS (Items for other settings) See “Using menus” (p. 58) on the operation. The default settings are marked with . USB CONNECT See page 51. TV CONNECT Guide See page 37. MUSIC TOOL See page 35. BATTERY INFO You can check the estimated remaining capacity of the battery.

  • Page 75: Camcorder

    recording media. Protected movies and photos will also be  deleted. While [Executing…] is displayed, do not close  the LCD screen, operate the buttons on the camcorder, disconnect the AC Adaptor, or eject the memory card from your camcorder (The access lamp is lit or flashing while formatting memory card.).

  • Page 76: General Set (other Setup Items)

    GENERAL SET (Other setup items) See “Using menus” (p. 58) on the operation. The default settings are marked with . SOUND/DISP SET  VOLUME You can adjust the volume of playback sound by touching  BEEP  ON A melody sounds when you start/stop recording, or operate the touch panel.

  • Page 77: Camcorder

    OUTPUT SETTINGS  TV TYPE You need to convert the signal depending on the TV connected when playing back movies and photos. The recorded movies and photos are played back as following illustrations.  16:9 Select this to view your movies on a 16:9 (wide) TV.

  • Page 78: Camcorder

    STD CONTENTS Set the output image resolution recorded with standard definition image quality (STD).  AUTO Normal setting (outputs the signal according to the TV automatically). 480p Outputs the 480p signal. 480i Outputs the 480i signal.  DISP OUTPUT (Display output) You can set where the screen displays are to be output.

  • Page 79: Camcorder

    The camcorder does not turn on and off when the LCD screen opens and closes. OTHER SETTINGS  DEMO MODE When your camcorder is connected to a wall outlet (wall socket), a demonstration movie appear about 10 minutes after you turn on the (Movie) lamp by pressing MODE.

  • Page 80: Additional Information

     Press RESET (p. 105) using a pointed object, and turn the camcorder on. 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 ...

  • Page 81

     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 82

    The buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly or do not work at all. Adjust the touch panel ([CALIBRATION])  (p. 99). The buttons on the touch panel quickly disappear. Set [DISPLAY SET] to [ON] (p. 76).  Memory card Operations using the memory card cannot be performed.

  • Page 83

    The camcorder stops operating. The temperature of your camcorder is  extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place. The temperature of your camcorder is  extremely low. Turn off your camcorder and take it to a warm place.

  • Page 84

    Photos cannot be played back. Photos cannot be played back if you have  modified files or folders, or have edited the data on a computer. (The file name flashes in that case.) This is not a malfunction. is indicated on an image on the VISUAL INDEX screen.

  • Page 85

    Playback on the TV Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV. When you are using the component A/V  cable, set [COMPONENT] according to the requirements of the connected device (p. 77). When you are using the component video ...

  • Page 86: 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 87

     (Battery level warning) Slow flashing The battery pack is nearly used up.  Depending on the operating environment or  battery conditions,  may flash, even if there are about 20 minutes remaining. (Warning indicator pertaining to battery pack temperature) The battery pack temperature is high.

  • Page 88: Recording Media

    (Warning indicator pertaining to photo recording) The recording media is full.  Photos cannot be recorded during processing.  Wait for a while, then record. When [ REC MODE] is set to [HD FX], you  cannot record photos while recording movies. (Warning indicator pertaining to smile shutter) The smile shutter cannot be used with the...

  • Page 89

    Buffer overflow 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 90: Recording Time Of Movies/number Of Recordable Photos

    Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos “HD” stands for high definition image quality, and “STD” stands for standard image quality. Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack Recording time Approximate time available when you use a fully charged battery pack.

  • Page 91

    Standard definition image quality (STD) in h (hour) and m (minute) Recording mode Recording time [STD HQ] Internal hard disk HDR-XR150 High definition image quality (HD) in h (hour) and m (minute) Recording mode Recording time [HD FX] [HD FH] [HD HQ] [HD LP] Standard definition image quality (STD) in h (hour) and...

  • Page 92: Expected Number Of Recordable Photos

    The number of recordable photos of memory  card may vary depending on the recording conditions.  Notes The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid and  the image processing system (BIONZ) allow still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described. Tips ...

  • Page 93: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Using your camcorder abroad Power supply You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range. Viewing high definition image quality (HD) movies In countries/regions where 1080/60i is supported, you can view the movies with the same high definition image quality...

  • Page 94

    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 [DST SET]/[SUMMERTIME] (p. 78). World time difference Time-zone Area setting differences...

  • Page 95: Maintenance And Precautions

    Maintenance and precautions About the AVCHD format What is the AVCHD format? The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format used to record a high definition (HD) signal of either the 1080i specification 720p specification using efficient data compression coding technology.

  • Page 96

    “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media formatted by a  computer (Windows OS/Mac OS) does not have guaranteed compatibility with your camcorder. Data read/write speed may vary depending on  the combination of the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media and “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media compliant product you use.

  • Page 97: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    You may not be able to play back images with  your camcorder: When playing back image data modified on  your computer When playing back image data recorded with  other devices About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack Your camcorder operates only with an “InfoLITHIUM”...

  • Page 98: About X.v.color

    About x.v.Color x.v.Color is a more familiar term for the xvYCC  standard proposed by Sony, and is a trademark of Sony. xvYCC is an international standard for color  space in video. This standard can express a wider color range than the currently used broadcast standard.

  • Page 99: Moisture Condensation

    When not using your camcorder for a long time To keep your camcorder in optimum state for a  long time, turn it on and let it run by recording and playing back images about once a month. Use up the battery pack completely before ...

  • Page 100

    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 ...

  • Page 101

    Duo” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony  Corporation. “x.v.Color” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.  “BIONZ” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.  “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

  • Page 102

    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. Read “license2.pdf ” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM.

  • Page 103: Quick Reference

    Quick reference Screen indicators Upper left Center Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning MENU button (58) Self-timer recording (71) MICREF LEVEL low (69) WIDE SELECT (70) BLT-IN ZOOM MIC (69) 60 min Remaining battery Recording folder Return button (58) Center Indicator Meaning [STBY]/[REC] Recording status (22)

  • Page 104: Parts And Controls

    Indicator Meaning OPTION button (60) VIEW IMAGES button (29) Slide show button (36) 101-0005 Data file name (31) Protected image (41)  Index button (31) Indicators and their positions are approximate  and may differ from what you actually see. Some indicators may not appear, depending on ...

  • Page 105

     LCD screen/Touch panel (15, 28) If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen facing out. This is convenient during playback operations. HDR-CX110/CX150 HDR-XR150  (VIEW IMAGES) button (29)  Speaker ...

  • Page 106

    HDR-XR150  Power zoom lever (25, 35)  PHOTO button (24)  Battery pack (12)  START/STOP button (22)  CHG (charge) lamp (12)  DC IN jack (12)  A/V Remote Connector (37)  Grip belt (20)  Hook for a shoulder belt ...

  • Page 107: Index

    Index Symbols 1080i/480i ...77 16:9 ...77 4:3 ...77 480i ...77 A.SHUT OFF ...78 A/V connecting cable...38, 56 Abroad ...93 AREA SET ...78 AUDIO REC SET ...69 AUTO BACK LIGHT ...70 AVCHD format ...95 BATTERY INFO ...74 Battery pack ...12 BEACH ...63 BEEP...76 BLACK FADER ...64 BLT-IN ZOOM MIC ...69...

  • Page 108

    ONE PUSH ...64 Operation flow ...6 OPTION MENU ...60 Original ...44 OTHER REC SET ...70 OTHERS ...74 OTHER SETTINGS ...79 OUTDOOR ...64 OUTPUT SETTINGS ...77 PB zoom ...35 PHOTO CAPTURE ...43 PHOTO COPY ...45 PHOTO MEDIA SET ...18 Photos ...24, 31 PHOTO SETTINGS ...71 PLAYBACK ...72 PLAYBACK SET ...72...

  • Page 109

    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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