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Mobile HD Snap Camera
Handbook
MHS-PM1
© 2009 Sony Corporation
VCLICK!
Table of contents
Getting started
Basic Operations
Using functions for
shooting
Using functions for
viewing
Customizing the settings
Viewing images on a TV
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
4-135-530-11(1)
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  • Page 1 Mobile HD Snap Camera Handbook MHS-PM1 © 2009 Sony Corporation VCLICK! Table of contents Getting started Basic Operations Using functions for shooting Using functions for viewing Customizing the settings Viewing images on a TV Troubleshooting Others Index 4-135-530-11(1)
  • Page 2: Notes On Using Your Camera

    Notes on using your camera Types of “Memory Stick” media you can use with your camera • For recording movies, it is recommended that you use “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media of 512 MB or larger marked with: – PRO Duo” media) –...
  • Page 3 Notes on using your camera • If you rotate the lens portion back when your camera is connected to other devices with the USB cable, the recorded images may be lost. • Do not aim the camera at the sun or other bright light.
  • Page 4 Notes on using your camera About this Handbook • The photographs used as examples of pictures in this Handbook are reproduced images, and are not actual images shot using this camera. • Design and specifications of recording media and other accessories are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 5: How To Handle The Camera

    How to handle the camera When carrying the camera, rotate the lens portion back as illustrated. • Be careful not to block the lens with your finger when shooting. • Do not hold the camera by only holding the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” media cover, jack •...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Notes on using your camera ... 2 How to handle the camera ... 5 Identifying parts ... 9 Indicators on the screen... 11 Getting started Checking the accessories supplied... 15 1 Preparing the battery pack... 16 2 Inserting the battery pack/“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately) ...
  • Page 7 Table of contents Using functions for viewing Viewing menu...40 (Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images (Protect): Preventing accidental erasure DPOF: Adding a Print order mark (Slide): Playing back a series of images (Rotate): Rotating a still image (Divide): Cutting movies (Setup): Changing Setup items Customizing the settings Using Setup items...48...
  • Page 8 Table of contents Troubleshooting Troubleshooting... 61 Warning indicators and messages... 66 Others To use your camera abroad — Power sources ... 68 On the “Memory Stick” media ... 69 On the battery ... 71 Index Index ... 72...
  • Page 9: Identifying Parts

    Identifying parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A Lens B Microphone (USB) jack (55) • Used when connecting to a computer with a USB cable. D A/V OUT jack (58) • Used when connecting to a TV, etc. with an A/V connecting cable.
  • Page 10 Identifying parts ws “Memory Stick Duo” media slot wd Battery slot wf Access lamp (19)
  • Page 11: Indicators On The Screen

    Indicators on the screen Each time you tilt the multi-selector to v (DISP), the display changes (page 28). See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. In shooting standby When recording movies Display Display [400] Indication Battery remaining (17) Shooting mode (26) •...
  • Page 12 Indicators on the screen Display Indication Recording folder • This does not appear when using internal memory. Recording Media Histogram Display Indication Self-timer Image size [00:28:25] Remaining recordable time (24) 2000 Shutter speed F3.6 Aperture value Movie shooting mode Display Indication Movie recording 00:00:05...
  • Page 13 Indicators on the screen When playing back still images When playing back movies Display Indication Battery remaining (17) Image size Playback/Stop/Slide Show fast forward (31, 43) Fast forward/ Rewind 00:00:00 Counter VOL. (31) Volume Zoom scaling Low battery warning (66) Display Indication Playback bar...
  • Page 14 Indicators on the screen Display Indication Change folder • This does not appear when using internal memory. Playback folder • This does not appear when using internal memory. 12/12 Image number/Number of images recorded in selected folder Playback Media Shooting mode Recording folders (50) Sharemark (35) Print order (DPOF) mark...
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Getting started Checking the accessories supplied • Battery charger BC-CSK/BC-CSKA (1) • Power cord (mains lead) (1) (not supplied in the USA and Canada) • Rechargeable battery pack NP-BK1 (1) Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped, etc.
  • Page 16: Preparing The Battery Pack

    1 Preparing the battery pack For customers in the USA and Canada Plug CHARGE lamp Insert the battery pack into the battery charger. • Insert the battery pack as far as it will go, then press the back of the battery pack gently until it clicks. Connect the battery charger to the wall outlet (wall socket).
  • Page 17 1 Preparing the battery pack Charging time Full charge time Approx. 300 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. • See page 24 for the number of images that can be recorded. •...
  • Page 18: Inserting The Battery Pack/"memory Stick Pro Duo" Media (sold Separately)

    2 Inserting the battery pack/“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately) Battery/“Memory Stick Duo” media cover Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” media cover. Insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately) all the way in until it clicks. Close the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” media cover. When there is no “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 19 2 Inserting the battery pack/“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately) To remove “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” media cover. Make sure that the access lamp is not lit, then push the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media in once. •...
  • Page 20: Turning The Camera On/setting The Clock

    3 Turning the camera on/setting the clock MENU button LCD screen Rotate the lens portion. • Rotating the lens portion in the arrow direction turns on the camera. To turn off the power, rotate it back. • You can also turn the power on by pressing ON/OFF button. •...
  • Page 21: Changing The Language Settings

    3 Turning the camera on/setting the clock To turn the power off Press ON/OFF button. • You can also turn the power off by rotating the lens portion back. To change the date and time Press MENU and select [Clock Set] in (Setup 2) (page 57).
  • Page 22: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Selecting the image size according to use (Play) button Make sure that the camera is set to shooting mode. • If the camera is set to playback mode, press appears for approximately two seconds. Press (Image Size) button. Select (Photo Size) or then select the desired image size with v/V.
  • Page 23 Selecting the image size according to use The default settings are marked with Image size Guidelines 5M (2592×1944) For prints up to A4 (8×10") 3:2* (2592×1728) Shoot in 3:2 aspect ratio 3M (2048×1536) For prints up to 10×15 cm (4×6") or 13×18 cm (5×7") 2M (1632×1224) For prints up to 10×15 cm (4×6") VGA (640×480)
  • Page 24 12 MB • 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.
  • Page 25 Selecting the image size according to use • Before the continuous shooting ends, the recording time indicator flashes, and after a while, the recording will automatically stop. Your camera uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene.
  • Page 26: Shooting Images

    Shooting images MENU button MOVIE button Zoom lever PHOTO button (Play) button Rotate the lens portion to turn the power on. • You can also turn the power on by pressing ON/OFF. Confirm the composition. Power lamp ON/OFF button Multi-selector Position the subject in the center of the screen.
  • Page 27 Shooting images Start shooting. When shooting still images: Press PHOTO. • In standby • You can only check the angle of view by pressing PHOTO half-way. To shoot still images, press PHOTO fully. • The angle of view switches to the aspect ratio (4:3 or 3:2) according to the shooting size of the still image.
  • Page 28 Shooting images Changing the screen display Each time you tilt the multi-selector to v (DISP), the display changes as follows. Histogram display Histogram on During playback, the image information is displayed. • By tilting to v (DISP) longer, you can increase the brightness of the LCD backlight. Tilt to v (DISP) longer again to return the brightness of the LCD backlight to normal.
  • Page 29 Shooting images z About the histogram Dark B Brightness A Number of pixels A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. Tilt to v (DISP) repeatedly to display the histogram inside the screen. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
  • Page 30 Shooting images Useful functions for shooting Using the zoom Slide the zoom lever toward T to zoom in, slide the zoom lever toward W to zoom out. • This camera is only capable of digital zoom. • When using the zoom, the image may not zoom in or zoom out smoothly. Using the self-timer Tilt the multi-selector to V ( (No indicator): Not using the self-timer...
  • Page 31: Viewing Images

    Viewing images Power lamp Zoom lever (Play) button Rotate the lens portion 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 the multi-selector tilt to v/V/b/B.
  • Page 32 Viewing images To view an enlarged image (playback zoom) Slide the zoom lever toward T while displaying a still image. To undo the zoom, slide the zoom lever toward W. Adjust the position: v/V/b/B Cancel playback zoom: Press the multi-selector. To return to the index screen Slide the zoom lever toward (Index) while displaying a still image or pausing the playback...
  • Page 33: Deleting Images

    Deleting images Zoom lever (Play) button Press (Play) button to set the camera to playback mode. • Index screen appears. Press (Delete) and select [Select] with the multi-selector tilt to v/V, then press the multi-selector. Select the images you want to delete with v/V/b/B, then press the multi- selector to display the Press (Delete).
  • Page 34 Deleting images To delete images while a single image is displayed 1 Press (Delete). 2 Select [Delete] with v, then press the multi-selector. To cancel the deletion Select [Exit] with V, then press the multi-selector.
  • Page 35: Select Images To Upload On A Website (sharemark)

    Select images to upload on a website (Sharemark) (Sharemark) button (Play) button Press (Play) button to set the camera to playback mode. • Index screen appears. Press (Sharemark) button and select [Select] with the multi-selector tilt to v/V, then press the multi-selector. Select the images you want to upload on a website with v/V/b/B, then press the multi-selector to display Press...
  • Page 36 • By using the software “PMB Portable” embedded in the camera, you can easily upload images marked with Sharemarks. For details, see Help in the “PMB Portable”. • When connecting to the network service, the page will be redirected by the server of Sony to the URL entered in the network service setting.
  • Page 37: Using The Menu Items

    Using the menu items Press MENU to display the menu. • The menu will be displayed only during shooting and playback mode. • Different items will become visible depending on the selected mode. Select the desired menu item with the multi-selector tilt to b/B. •...
  • Page 38: Menu Items

    Menu items The available menu items vary depending on the operating conditions. The shooting menu is available only in the shooting mode, and the viewing menu is available only in the playback mode. Only the available items are displayed on the screen. Menu for shooting (page 39) Camera...
  • Page 39: Using Functions For Shooting

    Using functions for shooting Shooting menu The function in shooting mode using MENU button are described below. For details on how to operate the menu, see page 37. The default settings are marked with When the mode has been set to playback, switch it to REC with Camera: Selecting a shooting mode The following modes are predetermined to match the scene conditions.
  • Page 40: Using Functions For Viewing

    Using functions for viewing Viewing menu The default settings are marked with When the mode has been set to REC, switch it to playback with (Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images Selects the folder containing the image you want to playback when using the camera with “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 41 Viewing menu 5 Select the image you want to protect with v/V/b/B, then press the multi-selector. An orange indicator appears on the selected image. 6 Repeat step 5 to protect other images. 7 Press MENU. 8 Select [OK] with B, then press the multi-selector. indicator turns white.
  • Page 42: Dpof: Adding A Print Order Mark

    Viewing menu To cancel protection of all images in the folder Select [All In This Folder] in step 4 of “To protect images in index mode”, then press the multi-selector. Select [Off] with B, then press the multi-selector. • Note that formatting the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media erases all data stored on the recording media, even if images are protected, and these images cannot be recovered.
  • Page 43: (slide): Playing Back A Series Of Images

    Viewing menu 3 Select [DPOF] with b/B, then press the multi-selector. (Print order) mark is added to the image. 4 To mark other images, display the desired image with b/B, then press the multi-selector. To remove the mark To remove the mark from an image, select the image to remove the same steps as when marking a indicator disappears.
  • Page 44: (rotate): Rotating A Still Image

    Viewing menu To change the setup The default settings are marked with Interval 3 sec 5 sec 10 sec 30 sec 1 min Repeat Image When you use “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately) Folder (Rotate): Rotating a still image 1 Press (Play) button to set the camera to playback mode.
  • Page 45: (divide): Cutting Movies

    Viewing menu • When viewing images on a computer, the image rotation information may not be reflected depending on the software. (Divide): Cutting movies Flow of the movie , Divide Cuts movies, or deletes unnecessary scenes of movies. This is a recommended function to use when the internal memory or “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 46 Viewing menu 3 Deleting scenes A and B if they are unnecessary. 101_0004 Delete 4 Only the desired scenes remain. 101_0006 Procedure 1 Press (Play) button to set the camera to playback mode. 2 Select the movie to divide with the multi-selector tilt to v/V/b/B, then press the multi-selector. The playback of the movie starts.
  • Page 47: (setup): Changing Setup Items

    Viewing menu • The cut movies are assigned new numbers, then recorded as the newest files in the selected recording folder. • You cannot cut the following kinds of images. – Still images – Movies not long enough to cut (shorter than about two seconds) –...
  • Page 48: Customizing The Settings

    Customizing the settings Using Setup items You can change the default settings using the Setup screen. Press MENU to display the menu. Tilt the multi-selector to B to select Tilt to v/V/b/B to select the item you want to set. The frame of the selected item turns orange.
  • Page 49: Camera

    Camera The default settings are marked with Function Guide When you operate the camera, the description of functions is displayed. Auto Review Displays the recorded image on the screen for approximately two seconds immediately after shooting a still image. Flicker Cancel Curbs the flicker generated by fluorescent by using the electro-shutter.
  • Page 50: Memory Stick Tool

    Memory Stick Tool This item appears only when “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media is inserted in the camera. Format Formats the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. Commercially available “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media is already formatted, and can be used immediately. •...
  • Page 51: Copy

    Memory Stick Tool Change REC. Folder Changes the folder currently used for recording images. 1 Select [Change REC. Folder] with the multi-selector tilt to v/V/b/B, then tilt to B. 2 Select [OK] with v, then press the multi-selector. The folder selection screen appears. 3 Select the desired folder with b/B, and [OK] with v, then press the multi-selector.
  • Page 52: Internal Memory Tool

    Internal Memory Tool This item appears only when “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media is not inserted in the camera. Format Formats data stored in the internal memory. • Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data in the internal memory, including even protected images. 1 Select [Format] with the multi-selector tilt to v/V/b/B, then tilt to B.
  • Page 53: Setup 1

    Setup 1 The default settings are marked with LCD Backlight Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight. Bright Normal • When you connect your camera to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC adaptor, [Bright] is automatically selected for the setting. •...
  • Page 54: Setup 2

    Setup 2 The default settings are marked with File Number Selects the method used to assign file numbers to images. Series Reset USB Connect Selects the USB mode to be used when connecting the camera to a computer using the USB cable.
  • Page 55 Setup 2 Connecting the camera and your computer Connect the camera as illustrated below. 2To the (USB) jack • If you make a USB connection while shooting a movie, the shooting is stopped. The movie is saved up to the point it was stopped. To delete the USB connection Perform the procedures listed below beforehand when: •...
  • Page 56 Setup 2 Image file storage destinations and file names Example: viewing folders on Windows XP A Folder containing image data recorded using your camera When not creating any folder, there is only the “101MSDCF” folder B Folder containing movie data recorded using your camera When not creating any folder, there is only the “101ANV01”...
  • Page 57: Clock Set

    Setup 2 Video Out Sets the video signal output according to the TV color system of the connected video equipment. Different countries and regions use different TV color systems. If you want to view images on a TV screen, check page 59 for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is used.
  • Page 58: Viewing Images On A Tv

    Viewing images on a TV Viewing images on a TV You can view images on a TV screen by connecting the camera to a TV. The connection or the image quality (HD (high definition)/SD (standard definition)) varies depending on the type of TV or input jacks the camera is connected to. •...
  • Page 59 Viewing images on a TV 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.
  • Page 60 Viewing images on a TV PAL-M system Brazil PAL-N system Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay SECAM system Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
  • Page 61: Troubleshooting

    3 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. However, Sony dealer will neither copy nor save your data.
  • Page 62: Battery And Power

    Troubleshooting Battery and power Cannot turn on the camera. The battery is discharged. Charge the battery (page 16). • Check whether the battery is inserted in the correct direction (page 18). • The power turns off suddenly. If you do not operate the camera for about five minutes while the power is on, the camera •...
  • Page 63: Viewing Images

    Troubleshooting The date and time are not displayed on LCD screen. While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during playback. • The recording date is not superimposed on an image. This camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. •...
  • Page 64: Deleting/editing Images

    Troubleshooting The image does not appear on the TV screen. Check [Video Out] to see if the video output signal of your camera is set to the color system of • your TV (page 57). Check whether the connection is correct (page 58). •...
  • Page 65: Internal Memory

    Troubleshooting Internal memory Cannot playback or record images using the internal memory. There is “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media inserted in the camera. Remove it. • Cannot copy the data stored in the internal memory to “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. The “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 66: Warning Indicators And Messages

    Warning indicators and messages Messages If the following messages appear, follow the instructions. The battery level is low. Charge the • battery immediately. The indicator may flash even if there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left. No Memory Stick Insert “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 67 Warning indicators and messages File protect Release the protection (page 40). • Image size over You are playing back an image with size • that cannot be played back on your camera. Invalid operation You are trying to playback a file that is •...
  • Page 68: Others

    Others To use your camera abroad — Power sources You can use your camera and the BC-CSK/BC-CSKA battery charger (supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz. Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as this may cause a •...
  • Page 69: On The "memory Stick" Media

    On the “Memory Stick” media “Memory Stick” media is a compact, portable IC recording medium with a large data capacity. You can use the following types of “Memory Stick” media listed below on this camera. However, we do not guarantee the operation of all types of “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 70 On the “Memory Stick” media On the “Memory Stick Duo” media adaptor • When using “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media with a “Memory Stick” media compliant device, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media into a “Memory Stick Duo” media adaptor.
  • Page 71: On The Battery

    If the battery operating time seems shortened considerably, a probable cause is that the battery has reached the end of its life. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorised Sony service facility. • The battery life varies according to how it is stored and the operating conditions and environment.
  • Page 72: Index

    Index Index Numerics 4:3 TV...59 A/V connecting cable ...59 A/V OUT jack ...58 Auto Review ...49 Backlight mode...39 Battery ...71 Beep...53 Change REC. Folder...51 Clock Settings...57 Component A/V cable ...58 Connecting 4:3 TV ...59 High definition TV ...58 Wide TV...59 Copy ...51 Create REC.
  • Page 73 Index Warning indicators and messages ...66 Web camera ...54 Wide TV ...59 Zoom...30...
  • Page 74 Index Notes on the License ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET, SUITE 300,...
  • Page 75 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.

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