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Mobile HD Snap
For details on the advanced operations, please access
"Mobile HD Snap Camera Handbook" contained on
the supplied CD-ROM via a computer.

Instruction Manual

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
© 2009 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    For details on the advanced operations, please access “Mobile HD Snap Camera Handbook” contained on the supplied CD-ROM via a computer. Instruction Manual Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. MHS-CM1/CM3 © 2009 Sony Corporation 4-123-313-11(1)
  • Page 2: Read This First

    • Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries. • Be sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that can charge the battery pack. • Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small children.
  • Page 3: Regulatory Information

    For Customers in Europe [ Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108- 0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 4: Notes On Using Your Camera

    [ Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Page 5: About This Manual

    [ Notes on recording/playback • Before you start recording, make a trial recording to make sure that the camera is working correctly. • This camera is neither dust-proof, nor splash- proof, nor water-proof. Read “Precautions” (page 34) before operating the camera. •...
  • Page 6 Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association [ Warning on copyright Television programs, films, videotapes, and other materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provisions of the copyright laws. [ No compensation for contents of the recording The contents of the recording cannot be compensated for if recording or playback is not...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Read this first ... 2 Notes on using your camera ... 4 Enjoying the camera ... 8 Getting started ... 10 Checking the accessories supplied ... 10 1 Charging the built-in battery ... 11 2 Inserting “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately) ... 12 3 Turning the camera on/setting the clock ...
  • Page 8: Enjoying The Camera

    Enjoying the camera Enjoying high definition images The movies shot with this camera will be recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Main Profile, approximately 30 frames per second, Progressive, AAC LC, “MP4 format”. – MPEG: Movie Picture Experts Group – AVC: Advanced Video Codec What is “MPEG-4 AVC/H.264”? MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 is a standard of video camera, which uses highly efficient image compression encoding technology to record HD (high definition) images.
  • Page 9 Flow of use B Getting started For types of “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, you can use with your camera, see page 4. B Shooting in HD (high definition) image quality Select the image size suited for your purpose. For the image size and image quality, see page 17.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Getting started Checking the accessories supplied • AC Adaptor (1)/ Power cord (mains lead) (1) • Component A/V cable (1) • A/V connecting cable (1) Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped, etc. •...
  • Page 11: Charging The Built-in Battery

    1 Charging the built-in battery CHG lamp • The battery is built in within the camera. Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack of the camera, making sure the power is off. Plug the power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet (wall socket). The CHG lamp lights on, and charging starts.
  • Page 12: Inserting "memory Stick Pro Duo" Media (sold Separately)

    2 Inserting “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately) “Memory Stick Duo” media cover Open the “Memory Stick Duo” media cover. Insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately) all the way in until it clicks. Close the “Memory Stick Duo” media cover. [ When there is no “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 13: Turning The Camera On/setting The Clock

    3 Turning the camera on/setting the clock ON/OFF button LCD screen MENU button Open the LCD panel to turn the power on. Open the LCD panel up to a 90 degrees angle from the camera (1), then rotate it to the desired angle (2).
  • Page 14: Shooting Images Easily

    Shooting images easily PHOTO button Zoom lever Power lamp ON/OFF button MENU button Open the LCD panel to turn the power on. You can also turn the power on by pressing ON/OFF. Confirm the composition. Start shooting. When shooting still images: 1 Press and hold PHOTO halfway down to focus.
  • Page 15 2 Press PHOTO fully down. • Black bands appear on the top and bottom of the image when the image size is either [1080 30P] or [720 30P]. • You cannot shoot still images while shooting movies. • When shooting still images, the angle of view will change from that in shooting standby. When shooting movies: Press MOVIE.
  • Page 16: Useful Functions For Shooting

    Useful functions for shooting [ W/T Using the zoom Slide the zoom lever toward T to zoom in, slide the zoom lever toward W to zoom out. You can use the Digital Zoom function by selecting [Digital Zoom] in When the zoom scale exceeds 5×, the camera uses the Digital Zoom function.
  • Page 17: Selecting The Image Size

    [ Selecting the image size Press (Image size) button to select (Photo Size) or (Movie Size) with b/B on the control button, then select the desired image size with v/V. To turn off the Image Size menu, press the (Image size) button again. (Photo Size): For prints up to A4 (8×10") 3:2:...
  • Page 18: Viewing/editing Images

    Viewing/Editing images Power lamp ON/OFF button MENU button (Sharemark) button Open the LCD panel to turn the power on. You can also turn the power on by pressing ON/OFF. Press (Play) button to set the camera to playback mode. Index screen appears. Select the image you want to playback with v/V/b/B on the control button.
  • Page 19 Select the images you want to delete with v/V/b/B, then press z to display the (Delete) indicator on the selected image. Press (Delete). Select [OK] with B, then press z. • To delete all the images in the folder, select [All In This Folder] with v/V in step 2 instead of [Select], then press z.
  • Page 20 Connecting to a non-high-definition 16:9 (wide) or 4:3 TV Images recorded with HD (high definition) quality is converted to SD (standard definition) and played back. Images recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality are played back with SD (standard definition) image quality. A/V OUT jack •...
  • Page 21: Changing The Settings - Menu/setup

    Changing the settings – Menu/Setup z button v/V/b/B button Control button MENU button Press MENU to display the menu. Select the desired menu item with b/B on the control button. • In REC mode, is indicated. You cannot set an item with gray.
  • Page 22: Enjoying Your Computer

    Enjoying your computer Viewing “Mobile HD Snap Camera Handbook” (PDF) For advanced use of your camera, see “Mobile HD Snap Camera Handbook” (PDF). To view “Mobile HD Snap Camera Handbook” (PDF), you need to install Adobe Reader on your computer. [ For Windows users Turn on the computer.
  • Page 23 Display: DirectX 7 or later-compatible video card, Minimum 1,024 Others: USB port (this must be provided as standard, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compatible)) * For “PMB Portable”, the disk volume required on using the program temporarily is approximately 1 GB. [ Note on playback of movie files (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) To play back and editing movie files...
  • Page 24 • If the icon is not displayed on the computer screen, click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Sony Picture Utility] t [PMB] to start “PMB” or click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Help] t [PMB Guide].
  • Page 25 Sony server. There may be times when you cannot access the website because of server maintenance or for other reasons. • If the operation of the Sony server is to be terminated, you will be notified of the termination ahead of time on Sony’s website, etc.
  • Page 26: Using Your Macintosh Computer

    Using your Macintosh computer You can copy images to your Macintosh computer. • “PMB” is not compatible with Macintosh computers. Recommended computer environment The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera. OS (pre-installed): Mac OS 9.1/9.2/ Mac OS X (v10.1 to v10.5) USB jack: Provided as standard b Notes...
  • Page 27: Indicators On The Screen

    Indicators on the screen Each time you press v (DISP) on the control button, the display changes (page 16). In shooting standby When recording movies When playing back still images When playing back movies Display Indication Battery remaining Shooting mode •...
  • Page 28 Display Indication Video light Image size Still image shooting mode [400] Remaining number of recordable images Menu/Guide menu DPOF • Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide menu on/ off. Playback bar 101_0012 Folder-file number 2009 1 1 Recorded date/time of the 9:30 AM playback image BACK/...
  • Page 29: Battery Life And Memory Capacity

    Battery life and memory capacity Battery life and the available recording and playback time The tables show the approximate time (min.) that the images can be recorded/ played back with the built-in battery at full capacity and at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
  • Page 30: Number Of Still Images And Recording Time Of Movies

    • When the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999” indicator appears. • When images recorded using earlier Sony models are played back on this camera, the display may differ from the actual image size. • All numbers measured when using “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    Press the RESET button using a fine-tipped object, and turn on the power. RESET button Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. When repairing the camera, we may check a minimum amount of data stored on the internal memory in order to improve the condition.
  • Page 32: Viewing Images

    Click [View] and click [Devices by type]. If the driver below, not correctly recognized, is installed, right-click it and click [Uninstall]. • [Sony Mobile HD Snap Camera] in [Other Devices] When [Confirm Device Removal] screen appears, click [OK] and delete it.
  • Page 33 Re-install the USB driver by taking the following steps. 1 Double-click [My Computer]. 2 Right-click [SONYPICTUTIL(E:)](disk drive)*. * The driver letter (such as (E:)) may differ depending on the computer you are using. 3Click [Open], double-click [USB Driver] and then double-click [setup.exe].
  • Page 34: Precautions

    Note that if you attempt to shoot with moisture remaining inside the lens, you will be unable to record clear images. [ On disposing the built-in battery Contact the nearest Sony dealer when disposing the built-in battery.
  • Page 35: Specifications

    , “Memory Stick PRO”, , “Memory Stick Duo”, , “Memory Stick PRO Duo”, Stick Micro”, “MagicGate”, and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 40 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. Printed on 70% or more recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Printed in China...

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