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Handycam Handbook
DCR-SX40/SX41/SX60
US
2009 Sony Corporation
4-132-760-11(1)

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  • Page 1

    Click Handycam Handbook DCR-SX40/SX41/SX60 2009 Sony Corporation 4-132-760-11(1) ...

  • Page 2: Using The Handycam Handbook

    Using the Handycam Handbook You will find information on using your camcorder to its fullest in this Handycam Handbook. Read the Handycam Handbook in addition to the Operating Guide (a separate volume). Information on using your camcorder connected to a computer will be found in the Operating Guide and the PMB Guide that is the Help of the supplied “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)”...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Using the Handycam Handbook..............2 Searching for information quickly.

  • Page 4

    Useful functions for playing movies and photos..........35 Searching for desired scene by pinpoint (Film Roll Index)..

  • Page 5

    GENERAL SET (Other setup items)............. . 72 Functions set in the OPTION MENU.

  • Page 6: Useful Recording Techniques

    Useful recording techniques Checking your golf swing  SPORTS... 77 Flowers in close-up  PORTRAIT..77  FOCUS..7  TELE.MACRO..7 Focusing on the dog on the left side of the screen  FOCUS.

  • Page 7: Parts And Controls

    Parts and controls Figures in ( ) are reference pages.  Lens (Carl Zeiss lens) (14)  LENS COVER switch (20, 22, 26, 28)  Built-in microphone  Power zoom lever (30, 37)  PHOTO button (23, 28)  MODE button (22, 28) ...

  • Page 8: Screen Indicators

     Speaker  (DISC BURN) button (see Operating Guide)  “Memory Stick Duo” media slot (56)  Access lamp (Internal memory, “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media) (56) While the lamp is lit or flashing, the camcorder is reading or writing data. ...

  • Page 9: Home" And " Option" - Taking Advantage Of Two Types Of Menus

    “ HOME” and “ OPTION” - Taking advantage of two types of menus Using the HOME MENU When you touch (HOME), the HOME MENU appears. You can change the settings of your camcorder, etc. (HOME) Touch the desired category  ...

  • Page 10

     Notes When the item you want is not on the screen,  touch another tab. (There may be no tab.) You cannot use the OPTION MENU during  Easy Handycam operation. The tabs and items that appear on the screen ...

  • 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 COPY by date EDIT DELETE...

  • 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. List of the OPTION MENU Following items are available on the OPTION MENU only. SPOT MTR/FCS SPOT METER SPOT FOCUS TELE MACRO EXPOSURE FOCUS...

  • Page 13: Read This Before Operating Your Camcorder

    Read this before operating your camcorder Supplied items The numbers in ( ) are the supplied quantity. AC Adaptor (1)  Power cord (Mains lead) (1)  A/V connecting cable (1)   USB cable (1)   Rechargeable battery pack NP-FH30 (1) ...

  • Page 14

    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 15: Getting Started

    Getting started Step 1: Charging the battery pack CHG (charge) lamp Battery pack You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series) after attaching it to your camcorder. You cannot attach any “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack other than the H series to your camcorder. ...

  • Page 16: Charging Time

    Charging time Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack. Battery pack NP-FH30 (supplied) NP-FH50 NP-FH70 NP-FH100 When the battery pack is charged at 25  To remove the battery pack Close the LCD screen. Slide the BATT (battery) release lever  and remove the battery pack .

  • Page 17: 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 18: Changing The Language Setting

    If the button you touch does not react correctly, calibrate the touch panel (p. 96).  To turn off the power Close the LCD screen. The off. You can turn off your camcorder also by pressing POWER.  When [POWER ON BY LCD] (p. 73) is set to [OFF], turn off your camcorder by pressing POWER. ...

  • Page 19: Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback Five pieces of advice for successful recording . S tabilizing.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 20: Recording And Playing Movies And Photos Easily ( Easy Handycam Operation)

    Recording and playing movies and photos easily Easy Handycam Operation) Simply press EASY. You can record or play movies and photos easily (Easy Handycam operation). During Easy Handycam operation, you can set basic options, such as changing the image size or deleting images, among the setting and adjustment items.

  • Page 21

     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. 60).  START/STOP button [STBY]  [REC]...

  • Page 22: Shooting Photos

    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. 17).   Press EASY. appears on the LCD screen.

  • Page 23: Playing Movies

     Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully. When 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. 17). ...

  • Page 24

     (Movie) tab ()  a desired movie (). Touch the HOME MENU Previous 6 images Next 6 images Returns to the recording screen  : Displays the Film Roll Index screen (p. 35).  : Displays the Face Index screen (p. 35). ...

  • Page 25: Viewing Photos

    Viewing photos On the VISUAL INDEX screen, touch the (). Your camcorder starts playing the selected photo. Previous To the VISUAL INDEX screen Tips  The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 66).  To change the recording media, select the recording media on [PHOTO MEDIA SET] (p. 55). ...

  • Page 26: Recording

    Recording Recording movies In the default setting, movies are recorded on the internal memory (p. 55).  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. 17). ...

  • Page 27

     Press START/STOP to start recording. To stop recording, press START/STOP again. See page 88 on the recordable time of movies.  When a movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie file is created automatically.  You can change the recording media and recording mode (p. 55, 60). ...

  • Page 28: Shooting Photos

    Data code during recording The recording date, time and condition are recorded automatically on the recording media. They are not displayed during recording. However, you can check them as [DATA CODE] during playback (p. 66). Shooting photos In the default setting, photos are recorded on the internal memory (p. 55). ...

  • Page 29

     Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully. See page 89 on the recordable number of photos.  To change the image size, touch  IMAGE SIZE]  a desired setting  You cannot record photos while ...

  • Page 30: Useful Functions For Recording Movies And Photos

    Useful functions for recording movies and photos Zooming You can magnify images up to 60 times the original size with the power zoom lever. Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom. ...

  • Page 31: 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 32: Playback On The Camcorder

    Playback. on.the.camcorder In the default setting, movies and photos that are recorded on the internal memory are played (p. 55). 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. 17). ...

  • Page 33: 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 34

    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 35: 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 36: Searching For Desired Images By Date (date Index)

     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 37: 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 38: 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 39: 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. 16). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.

  • Page 40

    To set the aspect ratio according to the connected TV (16:9/4:3) Touch (HOME) (SETTINGS)  [4:3]     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 41: Editing

    Editing Deleting movies and photos You can free media space by deleting movies and photos from recording media. Select the recording medium that contains the movies and photos you want to delete before starting the operation (p. 55).  Notes You cannot restore images once they are ...

  • Page 42

     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 43: 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. 55). (HOME) ...

  • Page 44: Dubbing/copying Movies And Photos From The Internal Memory To

    Dubbing/copying movies and photos from the internal memory to “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media Dubbing movies You can dub movies recorded on the internal memory of your camcorder to “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. Insert “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media into your camcorder before the operation.

  • Page 45: Copying Photos

    Tips  To check the dubbed movies after dubbing is  finished, select [MEMORY STICK] on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] and play them back (p. 55). Copying photos You can copy photos from the internal memory of the camcorder to “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...

  • Page 46: 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. 55). Tips  You can protect movies and photos on the ...

  • Page 47: Dividing A Movie

    Dividing a movie Select the recording medium which contains the movie you want to divide before the operation (p. 55). (HOME)  Touch  [EDIT]  [ DIVIDE]. Touch the movie to be divided. The selected movie starts playback. Touch at the point where you want to divide the movie into scenes.

  • Page 48: Using The Playlist Of Movies

    Using the Playlist of movies The Playlist is a list showing thumbnails of the movies that you have selected. The original movies are not changed even if you edit or delete the movies added to the Playlist. Select the recording media you want to create, play, or edit a Playlist before the operation (p.

  • Page 49

     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 (HOME)  (OTHERS) ...

  • Page 50: 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 51

    To create a disc with the selected images To dub a desired image onto the disc or to create many of the same discs, perform this operation.  Touch [DISC BURN OPTION] in step 3 above.  Select the recording media containing the movie(s) you want to save.

  • Page 52: 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. 16). Sony DVD writer may not be available in some  countries/regions.  Turn on your camcorder, and connect a DVD writer, etc., to the...

  • Page 53: Creating A Disc With A Recorder, Etc

    Select the recording medium that contains movies you want to dub before starting the operation (p. 55). Sony DVD writer may not be available in some  countries/regions.  Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall ...

  • Page 54: Checking The Battery Information

    Refer to the instruction manuals supplied  with your recording device for details.  When dubbing is finished, stop the recording device, and then your camcorder.  Notes Since dubbing is performed via analog data  transfer, the image quality may deteriorate. To hide the screen indicators (such as a counter, ...

  • Page 55: Utilizing Recording Media

    Utilizing recording media Changing the recording media You can select the internal memory 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 memory.

  • Page 56

    (“Memory Stick  PRO-HG Duo” media) Marked with Mark2 or not, either can be used. See page 89 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 57: 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. 55), and the approximate free and used media space of the recording media.  Notes During Easy Handycam operation, you cannot ...

  • Page 58: Deleting All Movies And Photos (formatting)

    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. 16). To avoid the loss of important images, you ...

  • Page 59: Preventing Data On The Internal Memory From Being Recovered

    Preventing data on the internal memory from being recovered EMPTY] allows you to write unintelligible data onto the internal memory 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 60: 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)). HQ ( ...

  • Page 61

    DIGITAL ZOOM You can select the maximum zoom level up to 60 × in case you want to zoom to a level greater than following optical zoom during recording. Note that the image quality decreases when you use the digital zoom. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)

  • Page 62

    GUIDEFRAME You can display the frame and check that the subject is horizontal or vertical. The frame is not recorded. Press DISP to make the frame disappear. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting     OFF Does not display the guide frame. Displays the guide frame.

  • Page 63

    FACE SET Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting    The camcorder detects faces automatically and displays the Face Index screen (p. 35). Face icons and their meanings  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.

  • Page 64: 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     VGA(0.3M) ( Records photos clearly (640 × 480). Allows the maximum number of photos to be recorded (640 × 360). The image size is set to [ 0.2M ( ratio.

  • Page 65

    GUIDEFRAME You can display the frame and check that the subject is horizontal or vertical. The frame is not recorded. Press DISP to make the frame disappear. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting     OFF Does not display the guide frame. Displays the guide frame.

  • Page 66: 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. Displays the date and time.

  • Page 67

    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 68: Sound/disp Set (items To Adjust The Sound And The Screen)

    SOUND/DISP SET The default settings are marked with . VOLUME You can adjust the volume of playback sound. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  (louder)    BEEP Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)     ON A melody sounds when you start/stop recording, or operate the touch panel. Cancels the melody.

  • Page 69

    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 70: Output Settings (items For When Connected To A Tv)

    OUTPUT SETTINGS The default settings are marked with . TV TYPE See page 40. 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 71: Lang (items To Set Clock And Language)

    CLOCK/ LANG The default settings are marked with . CLOCK SET See page 17. 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 91. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)

  • Page 72: General Set (other Setup Items)

    GENERAL SET (Other setup items) The default settings are marked with . 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 Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS) ...

  • Page 73

    POWER ON BY LCD You can set your camcorder to turn on and off when you open and close the LCD screen. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting     ON The camcorder turns on and off when the LCD screen opens and closes. The camcorder does not turn on and off when the LCD screen opens and closes.

  • Page 74: 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. 74) and [SPOT FOCUS] (p. 75) at the same time. Steps In recording mode, (OPTION)

  • Page 75

    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 76

    EXPOSURE You can fix the brightness of a picture manually. Adjust the brightness when the subject is too bright or too dark. Steps In recording mode, (OPTION) (brighter)   To adjust the exposure automatically, touch [AUTO]. FOCUS You can adjust the focus manually. You can select this function also when you want to focus on a certain subject intentionally.

  • Page 77: Sports

    SCENE SELECTION You can record images effectively in various situations. Steps In recording mode, (OPTION)  Automatically records images effectively without the [SCENE SELECTION]  AUTO function. Maintains the darkening atmosphere of the distant TWILIGHT* ( ) surroundings in twilight scenes. Maintains the dim atmosphere of a candlelit scene.

  • Page 78

     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 79

    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. FADER You can record a transition with the following effects adding to the interval between scenes.

  • Page 80

    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 81: Troubleshooting

    During repair, we may check a minimum  amount of data stored on the internal memory 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 82: Batteries/power Sources

     correctly (p. 15). 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 83: Recording

    The data file name is not indicated correctly or flashes. The file is damaged.  The file format is not supported by your  camcorder (p. 94). Recording Refer also to “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (p. 82). Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images.

  • Page 84: Playback

    Playback Images cannot be played back. Select the recording media you want to play  (HOME)  back by touching (MANAGE MEDIA)  [MOVIE MEDIA SET]/[PHOTO MEDIA SET] (p. 55). Photos cannot be played back. Photos cannot be played back if you have ...

  • Page 85: 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 86

    Fast flashing There are not enough free space for recording  images. After storing the images on other media (p. 50, see Operating Guide too), delete unnecessary images, or format the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (p. 58). The image data base file may be damaged. ...

  • Page 87

    Cannot recover data. Writing data onto the recording media of the  camcorder has failed. Attempts were made to recover the data, but they were unsuccessful. Reinsert the Memory Stick. Reinsert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media  a few times. If even then the indicator flashes, the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...

  • Page 88: Additional Information

    Additional information Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack Recording time Approximate time available when you use a fully charged battery pack. Internal.memory/. “ Memory.Stick.PRO.Duo”.media Battery pack Continuous recording time NP-FH30 (supplied) NP-FH50...

  • Page 89: Expected Number Of Recordable Photos

    (105) 16GB (210) (210)  Notes Numbers in the table are based on using Sony  “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. The recordable time may vary depending on the  recording and subject conditions, [REC MODE] (p. 60), and the type of “Memory Stick” media.

  • Page 90: 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. On TV color systems Your camcorder is an NTSC-system-based camcorder.

  • Page 91

    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. 71). World time difference Time-zone Area setting differences...

  • Page 92: File/folder Structure On The Internal Memory And "memory Stick Pro Duo" Media

    File/folder structure on the internal memory 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”...

  • Page 93: Maintenance And Precautions

    Maintenance and precautions About the “Memory Stick” media “Memory Stick” media are a compact, portable IC recording medium with a large data capacity. You can use only “Memory Stick Duo” media, which are about the half size of standard “Memory Stick” media, with your camcorder.

  • Page 94: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    that improper use may cause a malfunction. When using “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media  inserted into “Memory Stick Duo” media adaptor on “Memory Stick” media compliant device, make sure the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media adaptor is inserted into the device in the correct direction.

  • Page 95: About Handling Of Your Camcorder

    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. Avoid rough handling, disassembling,  (HOME) ...

  • Page 96: 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 97

    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 98

    , ” “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 99: Index

    Index Symbols 16:9 ...40, 60 4:3 ...40, 60 A.SHUT OFF ...72 A/V connecting cable...53 Abroad ...90 AREA SET ...71 AUTO SLW SHUTTR ...61, 64 BATTERY INFO ...54 Battery pack ...15 BEACH ...77 BEEP...68 BLACK FADER ...79 BLT-IN ZOOM MIC ...79 CALIBRATION ...96 CAMERA DATA ...66 CANDLE ...77...

  • Page 100

    Playlist ...48 PMB Guide ...2 PORTRAIT ...77 Power on ...17 POWER ON BY LCD ...73 Precautions ...93 PROTECT ...46 REC MODE ...60 Recording ...26 Recording and playback time ...88 Recording media...55 Recording time of movies/ number of recordable photos ...88 REMAINING SET ...62 REPAIR IMG.DB F.

  • Page 101

    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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