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DCR-SX83
Digital Video Camera Recorder
"Handycam" Handbook
2010 Sony Corporation
4-171-509-11(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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  • Page 1 DCR-SX83 Digital Video Camera Recorder “Handycam” Handbook 2010 Sony Corporation  4-171-509-11(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)  A/V connecting cable (1)   USB cable (1)   Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV30 (1)  CD-ROM “Handycam” Application ...
  • Page 3: When The Camcorder Is Connected To A Computer Or Accessories

    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 4: Notes On Use

    About images, illustrations, and screen displays of this manual The example images used in this manual for  illustration purposes are captured using a digital still camera, and therefore may appear different from images and screen indicators that actually appear on your camcorder. And, the illustrations of your camcorder and its screen indication are exaggerated or simplified for understandability.
  • Page 5: Operation Flow

    Operation flow Getting started (p. 11) Prepare the power source and memory card. Recording movies and photos (p. 19) Recording movies  p. 20  Changing the recording mode (p. 24)  Expected recording time (MEDIA INFO, p. 66) Shooting photos  p. 21 Playing movies and photos Playback on the camcorder ...
  • Page 6: 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 7: Useful Recording Techniques

     Useful recording techniques Capturing images beautifully without troublesome setting INTELLIGENT AUTO (23) Capturing photos during movie recording Dual Rec (25) Smile Shutter (25) Capturing fireworks, or a sunset in all its splendor FIREWORKS (56) SUNRISE&SUNSET (56) Focusing on the child on the left side of the screen Prioritizing the subject (25) SPOT FOCUS (58)
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Read this first ..................2 Notes on use .
  • Page 9: Making Good Use Of Your Camcorder

    Making good use of your camcorder Deleting movies and photos ..............35 Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) .
  • Page 10: Additional Information

    Additional information Troubleshooting ................71 Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators.
  • Page 11: Getting Started

    Getting started Step 1: Charging the battery pack Battery pack 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. ...
  • Page 12: Charging Time

    Tips  See page 80 on recording and playing time.  When your camcorder is on, you can check the approximate amount of remaining battery power with the  remaining battery indicator at the upper left on the LCD screen. Charging time Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.
  • Page 13 The temperature of the battery pack is low.  Remove the battery pack from your camcorder and put it in a warm place. The temperature of the battery pack is high.  Remove the battery pack from your camcorder and put it in a cool place. In the default setting, the power turns off automatically if you leave your camcorder without any ...
  • Page 14: Step 2: Turning The Power On, And Setting The Date And Time

    date and time Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder turns 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 15: Changing The Language Setting

     Notes The date and time do 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 [Show others]  [PLAYBACK SET] (under TIME] ...
  • Page 16: 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. Internal memory 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 17: Inserting A Memory Card

    To check the recording media settings The recording media icon is displayed in the top right corner of the screen when using recording mode for movies or photos. Recording media icon The icon displayed on the LCD screen varies depending on the camcorder you use. ...
  • Page 18 Open the cover, orient the memory card’s notched corner as shown in the illustration, and insert into the memory card slot until it clicks. Close the cover after inserting the memory card.  The [Create a new Image Database File.] screen may appear if you insert a new memory card.
  • Page 19: Recording/Playback

    Recording/Playback Recording In the default setting, movies are recorded on the internal memory. Tips  See page 16 on changing the recording media.  To open the lens cover Slide the LENS COVER switch to open. Tips  When you finish recording or when you play back images, close the lens cover. ...
  • Page 20: Recording Movies

    Recording movies Press START/STOP to start recording. You can start recording also by touching  in the bottom left of the LCD screen.  To stop recording, press START/STOP again. You can stop recording also by touching  in the bottom left of LCD screen. ...
  • Page 21: Shooting Photos

    AC Adaptor. Access lamp (p. 18) is lit or flashing  The media icon in the upper right of the LCD screen is flashing  Tips  You can record photos during movie recording by pressing PHOTO fully (Dual Rec, p. 25). ...
  • Page 22  Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully. You can record photos also by touching  Tips  See page 81 on the recordable number of photos.  To change the image size, touch  [PHOTO SETTINGS] category)  a desired setting  You cannot record photos while ...
  • Page 23: 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 24: Selecting The Recording Mode

    Camera-shake detection (Tripod) The camcorder detects that camera-shake 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...
  • Page 25: Prioritizing The Subject

    Prioritizing the subject When [FACE DETECTION] (p. 61) is set to [ON] (the default setting), and several faces are detected, touch the face you want to record as priority. Focus/color/exposure are adjusted automatically for the selected face. Since the face you touched has priority also with the Smile Shutter function, your camcorder records a photo automatically when it detects the smiling face.
  • Page 26: Recording In Mirror Mode

    Tips  When the MODE lamp is set to  size of photos becomes [ or [2.1M] (4:3). You can record photos during recording  standby in the same way as when the lamp is turned on. Recording in mirror mode Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side ().
  • Page 27: Playback On The Camcorder

    Playback on the camcorder In the default setting, movies and photos that are recorded on the internal memory are played. Tips  See page 16 on changing the recording media.  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder turns on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p.
  • Page 28: Playing Movies

     Returns to the recording screen.  is displayed when  is touched. You can scroll the display by touching and dragging  or .   appears with the movie or photo that was most recently played or recorded. If you touch the ...
  • Page 29: Viewing Photos

    Viewing photos Your camcorder displays the selected photo. Previous To the VISUAL INDEX screen Tips  When viewing photos recorded on a memory card,  To start/stop slide show Next OPTION (playback folder) appears on the screen.
  • Page 30: 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 31: 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 during movie recording are displayed on the INDEX screen.
  • Page 32: 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. The point where you touched on the screen is moved to the center of the display frame.  Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto).
  • Page 33: 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. 13). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
  • Page 34 To set the aspect ratio according to the connected TV (16:9/4:3) (MENU)  [Show others]  [OUTPUT SETTINGS] (under Touch SET] category)  [TV TYPE]  [16:9] or [4:3]  When connecting to your TV via a VCR Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN input on the VCR using the A/V connecting cable. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, etc.).
  • Page 35: 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 36  Touch to select the recording date of the desired movies/photos, then touch Touch the image down on the LCD screen  to confirm the image. Touch return to the previous screen.  Touch [YES]  ...
  • Page 37: Protecting Recorded Movies And Photos (Protect)

    Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake. Tips  You can protect movies and photos on the  playback screen from OPTION MENU. (MENU)  [Show Touch others]  [PROTECT] (under [EDIT] category).
  • Page 38: Dividing A Movie

    Dividing a movie (MENU)  [Show Touch others]  [ DIVIDE] (under [EDIT] category). Touch the movie to be divided. The selected movie starts playback. Touch at the point where you want to divide the movie into scenes. The movie pauses. Play and pause toggles as you press Adjusts the dividing point with more precision after you selected the dividing...
  • Page 39: Capturing A Photo From A Movie

    Capturing a photo from a movie (MENU)  [Show Touch others]  [PHOTO CAPTURE] (under [EDIT] category). The [PHOTO CAPTURE] screen appears. Touch the movie to be captured. The selected movie starts playback. Touch at the point where you want to capture. The movie pauses.
  • Page 40: Dubbing/Copying Movies And Photos From The Internal Recording Media

    Dubbing/copying movies and photos from the internal recording media to memory card Dubbing movies You can dub movies recorded on the internal recording media of your camcorder to memory card. Insert memory card into your camcorder before the operation.  Notes When you record a movie on the memory card ...
  • Page 41: Copying Photos

    Tips  To check the dubbed movies after dubbing is  finished, select [MEMORY CARD] on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] and play them back (p. 16). Copying photos You can copy photos from the internal recording media of the camcorder to memory card.
  • Page 42: Using The Playlist Of Movies

    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 erase the movies added to the Playlist. Creating the Playlist (MENU)  [Show  Touch others] ...
  • Page 43 selected movie to the end, then the screen returns to the Playlist screen. To erase unnecessary movies from the Playlist  Touch (MENU)  [Show others]  [PLAYLIST EDIT] (under [EDIT] category).  Touch [ ERASE]. To erase all the movies from the Playlist, touch [ ERASE ALL] ...
  • Page 44: Saving Images With An External Device

    AC adaptor (p. 12). Refer to the instruction manual supplied with  the external media. Refer to the Sony support page for your  country/region for details on external media that can be used. Connect the AC Adaptor and the...
  • Page 45 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. Movies: 9,999 Photos: 9,999 frames × 899 folders The number of scenes may be smaller depending on the type of images recorded.
  • Page 46: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Recorder

    To finish the external media connection  Touch on the VISUAL INDEX screen of the external media.  Disconnect the USB Adaptor Cable. Creating a disc with a DVD writer, recorder Creating a disc with the dedicated DVD writer, DVDirect Express You can create a disc or play back the images on a created disc by using the dedicated DVD writer, DVDirect Express...
  • Page 47  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 recorded on the internal recording media that have not been saved on any discs will be recorded onto the disc.
  • Page 48: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Etc., Other Than Dvdirect Express

    DVDirect Express, with the USB cable. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.  Notes Sony DVD writer may not be available in some  countries/regions. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall ...
  • Page 49: Creating A Disc With A Recorder, Etc

    Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall  socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 12). Sony DVD writer may not be available in some  countries/regions.  A/V connecting cable (supplied) Connect the A/V connecting cable to the input jack of another device.
  • Page 50: Your Camcorder

    A/V Remote Connector Input S VIDEO VIDEO (Yellow) (White) AUDIO (Red) (Yellow) Signal flow  Insert the recording media in the recording device. If your recording device has an input  selector, set it to the input mode.  Connect your camcorder to the recording device (a disc recorder, etc.) with the A/V connecting cable ...
  • Page 51: 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 52: 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 53: 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 54: 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 55 (GENERAL SET) category SOUND/DISP SET VOLUME BEEP LCD BRIGHT LCD BL LEVEL LCD COLOR DISPLAY SET OUTPUT SETTINGS TV TYPE DISP OUTPUT CLOCK/ LANG CLOCK SET AREA SET DST SET/SUMMERTIME LANGUAGE SET POWER SETTINGS A.SHUT OFF POWER ON BY LCD OTHER SETTINGS DEMO MODE CALIBRATION...
  • Page 56: Manual Settings (Items To Adjust For Scene Condition)

    MANUAL SETTINGS (Items to adjust for scene condition) See “Using menus” (p. 51) 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 57 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 58 SPOT MTR/FCS (Spot meter/ focus) You can adjust the brightness and focus for the selected subject simultaneously. This function enables you to use [SPOT METER] (p. 58) and [SPOT FOCUS] (p. 58) at the same time. Touch the subject in the frame of which you want to adjust the brightness and focus.
  • Page 59 Touch (nearby subject)/ subject) to adjust the focus. To adjust the focus automatically, touch [AUTO].  Notes When you set [FOCUS] to [MANUAL],   appears. The minimum possible distance between  camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 31 1/2 in.) for telephoto.
  • Page 60: Shooting Set (Items For Customized Shooting)

    [TIMING] Select the recording start point after START/STOP is pressed. The default setting is [3sec AFTER]. [3sec AFTER] [3sec BEFORE]  Notes You cannot record sound.  Image quality is not as good as that of normal  recording. SHOOTING SET (Items for customized shooting) See “Using menus”...
  • Page 61 STANDARD Provides the SteadyShot effect under relatively stable recording conditions. OFF ( The SteadyShot function is not used.  Notes When you change the setting of  STEADYSHOT], the imaging field will also change accordingly. CONVERSION LENS When using a conversion lens (sold separately), use this function to record using the optimum compensation for camera shake and focus for the lens.
  • Page 62 Tips  When you specify the priority subject by  touching the detection frame on the LCD screen, the face with a double-lined frame has priority (p. 25). SMILE DETECTION The shutter is released when the camcorder detects a smile (Smile Shutter). ...
  • Page 63: Photo Settings (Items For Recording Photos)

    The right side of the bar shows the digital zooming factor. The zooming zone appears when you select the zooming level.  OFF Up to 25× zoom is performed optically. 300× Up to 300× zoom is performed digitally.  AUTO BACK LIGHT Your camcorder adjusts the exposure for backlit subjects automatically.
  • Page 64: Playback (Items For Playback)

    FILE NO. (File number) You can select the way to assign file number of photos.  SERIES Assigns file numbers of photos in sequence. The file number becomes larger each time you record a photo. Even if the memory card is replaced with another one, the file number is assigned in sequence.
  • Page 65: Edit (Items For Editing)

    DATE/TIME  Date  Time CAMERA DATA Movie Photo  SteadyShot off  Brightness  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.
  • Page 66: Others (Items For Other Settings)

    OTHERS (Items for other settings) See “Using menus” (p. 51) on the operation. The default settings are marked with . USB CONNECT See page 48. BATTERY INFO You can check the estimated remaining capacity of the battery. To close the battery information screen Touch MANAGE MEDIA (Items for recording media)
  • Page 67 the memory card from your camcorder (The access lamp is lit or flashing while formatting memory card.). To prevent data on the internal recording media from being recovered [EMPTY] allows you to write unintelligible data onto the internal recording media of the camcorder.
  • Page 68: General Set (Other Setup Items)

    GENERAL SET (Other setup items) See “Using menus” (p. 51) 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 69 OUTPUT SETTINGS  TV TYPE See page 33.  DISP OUTPUT (Display output) You can set where the screen displays are to be output.  LCD PANEL Shows displays such as the time code on the LCD screen. V-OUT/PANEL Shows displays such as the time code on the LCD screen, and on the TV screen.
  • Page 70 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.  ON The demonstration appears. The demonstration does not appear. Tips ...
  • Page 71: Troubleshooting

     Press RESET (p. 92) 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 72  correctly (p. 11). 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 73 The buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly or do not work at all. Adjust the touch panel ([CALIBRATION])  (p. 87). The buttons on the touch panel quickly disappear. Set [DISPLAY SET] to [ON] (p. 68).  Dots in lines appear on the LCD screen.
  • Page 74 The temperature of your camcorder is  extremely low. Turn off your camcorder and take it to a warm place. Leave the camcorder there for a while, then turn on the camcorder. If you keep applying vibration on the  camcorder, recording may stop.
  • Page 75 is indicated on an image on the VISUAL INDEX screen. The image data base file may be damaged.  Check the data base file by touching (MENU)  [Show others]  [REPAIR IMG.DB F.] (under [MANAGE MEDIA] category)  the recording medium. If it still appears, delete the image with No sound or only a quiet sound is heard during playback.
  • Page 76: 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 77 C:06:  The battery pack temperature is high. Change  the battery pack or place it in a cool place. C:13:  / C:32:  Remove the power source. Reconnect it and  operate your camcorder again. E:  :  Follow the steps from ...
  • Page 78: Recording Media

    Description of warning messages If messages appear on the screen, follow the instructions. Recording media Internal memory format error. The internal memory of the camcorder  is set differently from the default format. Performing [MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 66) may enable you to use your camcorder. This will delete all data in the internal memory.
  • Page 79 Do not eject the memory card during writing. Data may be damaged. Reinsert the memory card, and follow the  instructions on the LCD screen. Other No further selection is possible. You can add no more than 99 movies to a ...
  • Page 80: Playing Time

    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 Battery pack Continuous recording time NP-FV30 (supplied) NP-FV50 NP-FV70 NP-FV100 Memory card...
  • Page 81: Expected Number Of Recordable Photos

     on a memory card may vary depending on the recording conditions. (55)  Notes The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid and (110)  the image processing system (BIONZ) allow still image resolution equivalent to the sizes (230) described.
  • Page 82: 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 a NTSC-system-based camcorder.
  • Page 83 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. 69). World time difference Time-zone Area setting differences...
  • Page 84: 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 85: About The "Infolithium" Battery Pack

    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. If inserted in the wrong direction, the device may be damaged. Do not insert “Memory Stick Duo” media ...
  • Page 86: About Handling Of Your Camcorder

    If any solid object or liquid gets inside the  (MENU) casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. C (140 °F), such as under direct ...
  • Page 87: 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 88: Rechargeable Battery

    (MENU)  [Show others]   [OTHER SETTINGS] (under SET] category)  [CALIBRATION].  Touch “” displayed on the screen with the corner of memory card or the like 3 times. Touch [CANCEL] to cancel calibration.  Notes If you did not press the right spot, try the ...
  • Page 89 Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony  Corporation. “BIONZ” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.  “DVDirect” is a trademark of Sony  Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks ...
  • Page 90 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 91: Quick Reference

    Quick reference Screen indicators Upper left Center Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning MENU button (51) Self-timer recording (63) MICREF LEVEL low (62) WIDE SELECT (63) BLT-IN ZOOM MIC (62) 60 min Remaining battery Recording folder of memory card Return button (51) Center Indicator Meaning...
  • Page 92: Parts And Controls

    Parts and controls Figures in ( ) are reference pages.  Lens (Carl Zeiss lens)  LENS COVER switch  Built-in microphone  LCD screen/Touch panel (26, 51) If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen facing out.
  • Page 93  Tripod receptacle Attach a tripod (sold separately) to the tripod receptacle using a tripod screw (sold separately: the length of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.)).
  • Page 94: Index

    Index Symbols 16:9 ...34 4:3 ...34 A.SHUT OFF ...69 A/V connecting cable...33, 49 Abroad ...82 AREA SET ...69 AUDIO REC SET ...62 AUTO BACK LIGHT ...63 BATTERY INFO ...66 Battery pack ...11 BEACH ...56 BEEP...68 BLACK FADER ...57 BLT-IN ZOOM MIC ...62 CALIBRATION ...88 CAMERA DATA ...65 Capturing a photo from a movie...
  • Page 95 PLAYBACK ...64 Playback ...27 PLAYBACK SET ...64 Playlist ...42 PLAYLIST EDIT ...65 PORTRAIT ...56 Power on ...14 POWER ON BY LCD ...69 POWER SETTINGS ...69 Precautions ...84 PRIORITY SETTING ...61, 76 PROTECT ...37 Rec & zoom buttons on LCD ...20 REC MODE ...24 Recording ...20 Recording media...16...
  • Page 96 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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