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Sony FDRX3000/W Manual

Sony FDRX3000/W Manual

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Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder/Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
X3000/HDR-AS300/HDR-AS50
Read This First
Identifying the parts
Identifying the parts (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) [1]
Identifying the parts (HDR-AS50) [2]
Screen display [3]
Getting Started
Checking the bundled items [4]
Inserting the battery pack [5]
Charging the battery pack [6]
Inserting a memory card
Inserting a memory card [7]
The memory cards that can be used with the camera [8]
Setting the date and time [9]
Using the Underwater Housing
Identifying the parts (Underwater Housing) [10]
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  • Page 1 FDR- Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder/Digital HD Video Camera Recorder X3000/HDR-AS300/HDR-AS50 Read This First Identifying the parts Identifying the parts (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) [1] Identifying the parts (HDR-AS50) [2] Screen display [3] Getting Started Checking the bundled items [4] Inserting the battery pack [5] Charging the battery pack [6] Inserting a memory card Inserting a memory card [7]...
  • Page 2: Changing The Settings

    Using the Underwater Housing [11] On waterproof performance of the Underwater Housing [12] Notes on use for the Underwater Housing [13] Water leakage [14] Waterproof packing [15] How to check for water leaks [16] Maintenance [17] Using accessories Using the attachment buckle [18] Notes on using the adhesive mount (sold separately) [19] Shooting Shooting movies and still images...
  • Page 3: Camera Settings

    Image quality setting [28] Movie format [29] Time-lapse capture image size [30] Loop recording time [31] Still image mode switching [32] Still image shooting interval [33] Self-timer [34] Time-lapse shooting interval [35] Time-lapse shot number [36] SteadyShot (Movie) [37] SteadyShot (Still) (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) [38] Angle setting [39] Zoom setting [40] Flip [41]...
  • Page 4 One touch recording [63] Auto power off [64] Switching NTSC/PAL [65] Date & time setting [66] Area setting [67] Daylight saving time (summer time) setting [68] Version [69] Resetting the settings [70] Viewing Viewing images on a TV (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) [71] Viewing using the Live-View Remote [72] Delete [73] Create your movie...
  • Page 5 Using the camera connected to other devices via Wi-Fi Connecting to your smartphone Preparation for connecting to your smartphone [80] Sample smartphone screen display [81] Using One-touch Functions to Connect to an NFC-enabled Android Smartphone (FDR-X3000/HDR- AS300) [82] Connecting a smartphone to Wi-Fi via QR Code (Android device) [83] Performing the Wi-Fi setting on a smartphone via QR Code (iPhone/iPad) [84] Connecting to a smartphone using ID/password (Android device) [85] Connecting to a smartphone using ID/password (iPhone/iPad) [86]...
  • Page 6 Editing images imported to your smartphone/tablet Using the Action Cam App Useful functions of Action Cam App [93] Installing Action Cam App [94] Information Recordable time Estimated duration of recording and playback for supplied battery pack [95] Estimated recording time of movies [96] Estimated number of recordable still images [97] Battery pack On charging the battery pack [98]...
  • Page 7 Do not use/store the camera in the following places [108] On carrying [109] Care and storage of the lens [110] On cleaning [111] On operating temperatures [112] On moisture condensation [113] Notes on optional accessories [114] On using the camera in close proximity to vibrating motors and engines (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) [115] Note on disposal/transfer of the memory card [116] On GPS (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) [117]...
  • Page 8: Memory Card

    The remaining charge indicator is incorrect. [129] Memory card Operations using the memory card cannot be performed. [130] Shooting images Cannot record images. [131] Cannot insert dates on images. [132] Viewing images Cannot playback images. [133] The image does not appear on the TV. (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) [134] The camera is not receiving a GPS signal.
  • Page 9 It takes too much time to transfer an image. [144] Others The lens gets fogged. [145] The camera becomes warm when you use it for a long time. [146] The date or time is incorrect. [147] Warning indicators and messages Warning indicators and error messages [148] [1] Read This First Identifying the parts...
  • Page 10 (on/standby) button GPS sensor IR remote receiver (FDR-X3000) MENU button Display panel UP button/DOWN button REC lamp REC (Movie/still image) button/ENTER (Menu execute) button REC/LIVE lamp (N Mark) Lens Speaker Microphones HDMI OUT jack Multi/Micro USB terminal Mic jack CHG (Charge) lamp Battery cover Battery housing Battery ejection lever...
  • Page 11 (on/standby) button MENU button Display panel UP button/DOWN button REC lamp REC (Movie/still image) button/ENTER (Menu execute) button REC/LIVE lamp Lens Speaker Microphones Multi/Micro USB terminal CHG (Charge) lamp Battery cover Battery housing Battery ejection lever Connector cover (Multi/Micro USB terminal) REC lamp Lock lever Screw hole for tripod...
  • Page 12: Screen Display

    [3] Read This First Screen display The indicators described below are displayed on the camera. This screen display is an example of when shooting movies. Display icons at 1 : Wi-Fi connection setting (single connection) : Wi-Fi connection setting (multi connection) : Bluetooth is connected : Searching for GPS satellites to receive GPS signals.
  • Page 13: Checking The Bundled Items

    : Time-lapse capture mode : Live streaming mode : Loop recording mode : Angle setting : Zoom ratio : UP button/DOWN button operation guide (zoom switching, shooting mode switching, invalid operation) [4] Getting Started Checking the bundled items Make sure that you have following bundled items. The number in parentheses indicates the quantity of that item bundled.
  • Page 14: Inserting The Battery Pack

    Attachment Buckle (1) Startup Guide (1) Reference Guide (1) [5] Getting Started Inserting the battery pack Slide down the lock lever to open the battery cover. Insert the battery pack. :Align the direction of the arrow on the camera and the battery pack. Close the battery cover and slide the lock lever up to lock.
  • Page 15: To Remove The Battery Pack

    Confirm that the yellow mark on the lock lever is not visible. Close the battery cover securely. Not doing so may cause a water leakage. To remove the battery pack Open the cover and slide the battery ejection lever, then remove the battery pack. To set auto power off function It is recommended that you set the camera to turn off automatically, in order to decrease the battery consumption.
  • Page 16: Checking The Remaining Battery Charge

    When charging is finished, disconnect the micro USB cable between the camera and the computer. Charging is complete when the CHG (Charge) lamp turns off (full charge). The time takes for charging Supplied battery pack (NP-BX1) Via a computer: Approx. 265 minutes Time required to charge a fully depleted battery pack at a temperature of 25°C (77°F).
  • Page 17: To Eject The Memory Card

    [7] Getting Started Inserting a memory card Inserting a memory card Open the memory card cover. Insert the memory card until it clicks. microSD card/microSDHC card/microSDXC card: Insert in the direction of Memory Stick Micro (M2) media: Insert in the direction of : Printed side : Terminal side Close the memory card cover.
  • Page 18 Operation with all memory cards is not assured. For details about memory cards other than cards manufactured by Sony, contact the individual makers. Confirm the direction of the memory card. If you forcibly insert the memory card in the wrong direction, the memory card, memory card slot, or image data maybe damaged.
  • Page 19: Setting The Date And Time

    [9] Getting Started Setting the date and time Press the (on/standby) button to turn on the camera for the first time, the setting for area/summer time/date and time will be displayed on the screen. Use the camera after setting the date and time.
  • Page 20 FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300 HDR-AS50 (on/standby) button Case body...
  • Page 21 Leash attachment hole (on/standby)/REC HOLD switch REC (movie/still image) button/ENTER (menu execute) button Case cover MENU button Tripod screw hole UP button DOWN button Buckle lock Buckle Lead Adaptor (HDR-AS50) Waterproof packing [11] Getting Started Using the Underwater Housing Using the Underwater Housing By inserting the camera in the Underwater Housing, you can shoot images underwater up to a depth of 60 m (197 feet) for 30 minutes continuously.
  • Page 22 Insert the camera in the case body. Insert the tab of the case body into the slot of the case cover. Hook the buckle over the tab on the lower part of the case cover , then close the buckle in the direction of Make sure the buckle and buckle lock are firmly locked.
  • Page 23 Note You cannot operate the (on/standby) button and REC/ENTER button when the REC HOLD switch is set to the lock position. Release the lock in the direction of the arrow below, before operation. When using FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300 with the Underwater Housing supplied with HDR-AS50, detach the adaptor ( ) from the Underwater Housing.
  • Page 24 to an item you intend to use with the camera. [12] Getting Started Using the Underwater Housing On waterproof performance of the Underwater Housing When the camera is inserted in the supplied Underwater Housing, the camera can shoot up to a water depth of 60 m (197 feet) for 30 minutes continuously.
  • Page 25 In the unlikely event that a malfunction of the Underwater Housing causes damage due to water leakage, Sony does not guarantee against damages to the equipment contained in it (camera, battery pack, etc.) and the recorded contents, nor expenses entailed in the photography.
  • Page 26: Maintenance

    When finding a malfunction of Underwater Housing If a malfunction is found by inspection of the waterproof packing or check for water leaks, stop using the camera immediately and take it to the nearest Sony dealer. [17] Getting Started Using the Underwater Housing...
  • Page 27 When storing the Underwater Housing To prevent deterioration of the waterproof packing, store the Underwater Housing in a cool, well- ventilated location. Do not fasten the buckle. Prevent dust from collecting on the waterproof packing. Avoid storing the Underwater Housing in a cold, very hot or humid place, or together with naphthalene or camphor, as these conditions might damage the Underwater Housing.
  • Page 28 Example of optional accessory attachment Universal head mount kit BLT-UHM1 Backpack Mount VCT-BPM1 Note Thread a suitable leash through the leash attachment hole of the Underwater Housing, then attach the leash to an item you intend to use with the camera. Before use, confirm that the screw on the attachment buckle is not loose.
  • Page 29 The adhesive strength is greatest 24 hours after the item has been attached. The flat adhesive mount and curved adhesive mount cannot be used again once they are detached from the location surface. When detaching, peel off slowly. If peeled off forcibly, the surface on which the mount is fixed might be damaged.
  • Page 30 [21] Shooting Shooting movies and still images Shooting still images (Photo mode) Record still images. Press the (on/standby) button to turn on the power. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (shooting mode) - (Photo mode), then press the REC/ENTER button.
  • Page 31 Press the REC/ENTER button to start shooting. To stop shooting Shooting stops when the number set in the “Time-lapse shot number” has finished. If you select in the “Time-lapse shot number”, press the REC/ENTER button during shooting. Hint To change the image size, see “Time-lapse capture image size.” To change the shooting interval, see “Time-lapse shooting interval.”...
  • Page 32 To stop shooting Press the REC/ENTER button during shooting. Hint The movies and still images shot before starting loop recording cannot be deleted. On the recording media life and the write time If you keep long time recording at a high bit rate in the loop recording mode, the memory card life may be shorter significantly.
  • Page 33 Note When the camera is multi connected to the Live-View Remote, pressing the UP button or DOWN button controls the following operations. Operation with the camera When , changes the zoom magnification When , switches the shooting mode Operation with the Live-View Remote Switches the live view screen of the connected camera When zoom is used, the angle of view will be changed.
  • Page 34 Setting items – – – Image quality setting – – – Movie format – – – – Time-lapse capture image size – – – – Loop recording time – – – – Still image mode switching (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) – – – –...
  • Page 35 Zoom setting Flip AE shift – – – – Time-lapse AE mode Scene White balance – – Color mode – – Audio recording setting – – Wind noise reduction Items you can set in (Camera Settings) : Airplane mode : Wi-Fi connection setting : Wi-Fi Hi power setting : Bluetooth setting : Bluetooth remote controller power setting...
  • Page 36 : Area setting : Daylight saving time (summer time) setting : Version : Resetting the settings This setting is only available in some countries and regions. [27] Changing the Settings List of setting items How to set the setting items You can set items using the following 4 buttons on the camera.
  • Page 37: Image Quality Setting

    [28] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Image quality setting You can set the image resolution and frame rate for shooting movies and loop recording. Image qualities that can be set depend on the “Movie format” setting. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Shooting settings) - (Image quality setting) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button.
  • Page 38 Recorded image: High speed recording (smooth image recorded at 4× frame rate) Resolution: 1280×720 Imaging frame rate : 120p/100p Playback frame rate : 120p/100p (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) Recorded image: High speed recording (smooth image recorded at 8× frame rate) Resolution: 800×480 Imaging frame rate : 240p/200p Playback frame rate : 240p/200p...
  • Page 39 120p/100p in high speed recording, the continuous movie shooting time is approximately 9 hours 40 minutes maximum. The times shown are recordable times using a Sony memory card. When you play images recorded in high speed, the frame rate will be 60p/50p, and playback will be standard...
  • Page 40: Movie Format

    speed. [29] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Movie format Select the movie format for shooting movies or loop recording. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Shooting settings) - (Movie format) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. : Records a 4K (XAVC S) movie (FDR-X3000).
  • Page 41 [31] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Loop recording time Set the time range (media area) for loop recording. The range can be set after setting the camera to the loop recording mode. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Loop recording mode setting) - (Loop recording time) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button.
  • Page 42 You can check the estimated shooting time by setting the shooting mode to “Movie mode.” Even you have a free space of a memory card according above estimated time, a warning [05-04] may display on the screen due to image quality setting or movie format setting.
  • Page 43 Try the following shooting methods. Stabilize the camera to prevent camera shake. Use the remote control function with a smartphone or Live-View Remote, or the self-timer function to prevent camera shake for better results. Note If automatic generation in Motion Shot LE mode fails, [05-06] is displayed on the display panel. Depending on the display timing of [05-06], the image may not be saved.
  • Page 44 Note “10f1s” (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300), “8f1s” (HDR-AS50), “5f2s”, and “2f5s” are estimates of the maximum speed. The maximum speed may not be reached depending on the shooting conditions. [34] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Self-timer You can use self-timer when shooting still images. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 45 Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Time-lapse capture mode setting) - (Time-lapse shooting interval) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. (Continues to record still images at about 1-second intervals) (Continues to record still images at about 2-second intervals) (Continues to record still images at about 5-second intervals) (Continues to record still images at about 10-second intervals) (Continues to record still images at about 30-second intervals)
  • Page 46 [37] Changing the Settings Shooting settings SteadyShot (Movie) You can activate the camera-shake reduction when shooting movies. This function is available in Movie mode, Live streaming mode, and Loop recording mode. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Shooting settings) - (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300)/ (HDR-AS50) (SteadyShot (Movie)) - setting...
  • Page 47: Angle Setting

    (Uses SteadyShot function when shooting still images.) (Does not use SteadyShot function when shooting still images.) [39] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Angle setting You can configure the angle of view of the camera for shooting. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Shooting settings) -...
  • Page 48 Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Shooting settings) - (Zoom setting) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. (Uses the digital zoom function) (Do not use the digital zoom function) [41] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Flip You can record the image upside down.
  • Page 49 [43] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Time-lapse AE mode Set the adjustment method of automatic exposure (AE) during time-lapse capture. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Time-lapse capture mode setting) - (Time-lapse AE mode) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button.
  • Page 50: White Balance

    [45] Changing the Settings Shooting settings White balance You can adjust the color balance to the recording environment. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Shooting settings) - (White balance) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. (Adjusts the white balance automatically so that the colors appear natural) (Adjusts for the color temperature of the light source (from 2500K to 9900K)) (Uses the setting acquired from...
  • Page 51 Note If you shoot with , the image contrast may appear low. This is not a malfunction. [47] Changing the Settings Shooting settings Audio recording setting You can turn the audio recording setting ON/OFF. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Shooting settings) - (Audio recording setting) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button.
  • Page 52: Airplane Mode

    Note This function does not activate while an external microphone is connected to the camera (FDR-X3000/HDR- AS300). [49] Changing the Settings Camera settings Airplane mode When you are in an airplane or other restricted areas, you can set the camera to temporarily disable all functions related to the wireless applications such as Wi-Fi/Bluetooth GPS, etc.
  • Page 53 (Operates multiple cameras with the compatible device) Select a shooting mode ( Connect the camera to the compatible device via Wi-Fi. Operate the camera with the compatible device. Note Battery consumption is quicker when you operate the camera with the compatible device. The camera should only be connected to the devices described in “Using the camera connected to other devices via Wi-Fi”...
  • Page 54: Bluetooth Setting

    Note When set to ON, depending on the physical environment and the distance between the camera and the Live- View Remote, you may not be able to use the Live-View Remote to turn the camera on/off. In such cases, operate the Live-View Remote closer to the camera until on the screen changes to Depending on the physical environment and connected device, the communication distance will be changed.
  • Page 55 For setting and operating the Live-View Remote (RM-LVR3), refer to “Bluetooth remote controller power setting” in the help guide of the Live-View Remote. http://rd1.sony.net/help/cam/1650/h_zz/ For setting up and operating a smartphone, see below. Also, check the latest information and function information of the PlayMemories Mobile as well.
  • Page 56 Perform the following operations with the camera and a smartphone that is connected via Wi-Fi. For connecting the camera to your smartphone, see “Connecting to your smartphone”. Turn on the Bluetooth setting on the smartphone. Start PlayMemories Mobile application on the smartphone. Use the application to turn on the remote power function of the camera.
  • Page 57 GPS sensor and triangulation may fail. Sony does not collect location information and routing information. To display location information and routing information as a map on a computer, Sony provides data of location information and routing information to Google Inc.
  • Page 58 [55] Changing the Settings Camera settings Format Formatting is the process of deleting all images in the memory card, and restoring the memory card to its initial state. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Camera Settings) - (Format), then press the REC/ENTER button.
  • Page 59 Note When the image quality setting is MP4, the time code/user bit is not available. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Camera Settings) - (Time code/user bit) - setting item, then press the REC/ENTER button. The set items and details are as follows.
  • Page 60 (Sets the time code to be recorded) : The newly set-up time code is recorded on recording media. : The last time code of the previous recording is read out from the recording media and the new time code is recorded sequentially from the last time code. (Sets the user bit) 1.
  • Page 61 Purchase a RMT-845 at a Sony service center. You can operate only the following settings using the RMT-845 (sold separately). Other settings are inoperable. Initialize the time code. When initializing the setting, the REC lamp blinks in blue for about 5 seconds.
  • Page 62 : Does not control the recording on the device. Unavailable when movie format is set to MP4. Note Available for external recorders/players compatible with When is set to Depending on the settings and the condition of an external recorder/player, it may not work properly, even when for the camera is set to .
  • Page 63 If you turn on the camera while charging the battery pack, charging stops and power is supplied to the camera from the device connected via USB. You can shoot and play back images using a USB power supply. However, the battery pack is not charged simultaneously.
  • Page 64: Beep Volume

    [61] Changing the Settings Camera settings Beep volume You can set the beep volume when operating the camera. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to set (Camera Settings) - (Beep volume) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button. (Loud beep volume) (Soft beep volume) Hint...
  • Page 65: Auto Power Off

    [63] Changing the Settings Camera settings One touch recording Press the REC/ENTER button of the camera while the camera is turned off, and the camera will turn on and start recording. This function is available when the shooting mode is movie, time-lapse capture, loop recording, or live streaming.
  • Page 66 Note Auto power off is not available in the following situations. When recording data to media When shooting movies, or shooting in time-lapse capture mode During movie playback When Wi-Fi connection is being established, Wi-Fi remote control is connected, an image is being uploaded to a smartphone, or live streaming HDMI connection is being made.
  • Page 67 [66] Changing the Settings Camera settings Date & time setting You can set the year/month/day. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Camera Settings) - (Date & time setting), then press the REC/ENTER button. The year/month/day setting screen will be displayed.
  • Page 68: Area Setting

    [67] Changing the Settings Camera settings Area setting You can adjust the clock on the camera to match the time in your area without stopping the clock. The area is determined by the time difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). See “The list of time differences for world capitals”.
  • Page 69 [69] Changing the Settings Camera settings Version The software version of the camera can be displayed. Press the MENU button. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Camera Settings) - (Version), then press the REC/ENTER button. [70] Changing the Settings Camera settings Resetting the settings You can reset the settings to their defaults.
  • Page 70 [71] Viewing Viewing images on a TV (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) Connect the camera to a TV which has an HDMI terminal using a micro HDMI cable (sold separately). Refer also to the instruction manuals of the TV. Turn off both the camera and the TV. Open the connector cover and connect the camera to the TV with the micro HDMI cable (sold separately).
  • Page 71: To Adjust The Volume

    Pause (movies only): Press the REC/ENTER button. If you press the UP button or DOWN button during pause, rewind or forward can be performed. If you press and hold the UP button or DOWN button during pause, slow rewind or slow forward can be performed.
  • Page 72 Returning to the shooting mode To return to shooting mode, perform either operation. Press the MENU button on the Live-View Remote to select (shooting mode), then press the REC/ENTER button of the remote control. Press the REC/ENTER button on the camera. Note Audio cannot be played back.
  • Page 73 Open the PlayMemories Mobile of your smartphone and connect to the camera via Wi-Fi. Refer to “Connecting to your smartphone” to connect the camera to your smartphone. Select “Highlight Movie Maker” in “In-Camera Application Setting” from the “Settings” of the PlayMemories Mobile. Press the icon to select a content format that you want to add in a highlight movie.
  • Page 74 The highlight movie creation starts. You cannot select MP4 and XAVC S contents at the same time. You can select up to 100 movies by date or file. If you disconnect Wi-Fi connection of the camera and your smartphone while creating the highlight movie, the camera continues to create movie.
  • Page 75 See more details about “PlayMemories Mobile” from the following website. (http://www.sony.net/pmm/) Background music preinstalled on this product have officially been contracted between Sony and licensors. Movies containing the said background music are allowed for private use, duplication, distribution, or public transmission only when the said movies are intended for nonprofit purposes and without receiving any kind of consideration from the person to whom the said movies are presented to.
  • Page 76: Live Streaming

    Note This setting is only available in some countries and regions. Background music preinstalled on this product have officially been contracted between Sony and licensors. Movies containing the said background music are allowed for private use, duplication, distribution, or public transmission only when the said movies are intended for nonprofit purposes and without receiving any kind of consideration from the person to whom the said movies are presented to.
  • Page 77 “Action Cam Movie Creator.” Download “Action Cam Movie Creator” from the following website. http://www.sony.net/acmc/ Connect the camera to your computer with supplied micro USB cable. Configure the network settings, register an account at a video distribution site and configure the...
  • Page 78: Performing Live Streaming

    Refer to the following website for how to operate the Action Cam Movie Creator. http://www.sony.net/guide/nst/ What you can set on Camera Settings for Live Streaming Network settings You can set the Wi-Fi network to which your camera connects to.
  • Page 79 Press the UP button or DOWN button to select the (shooting mode) - (Live streaming mode), then press the REC/ENTER button. The icon of the current selected shooting mode is displayed. Press the REC/ENTER button to start streaming. The REC lamp of the top of the camera lights up in blue. Display during Live Streaming Preparing to connect to the network distribution site 1 There is an audience.
  • Page 80: Network Connection

    1: REC/LIVE lamp OFF: Before distribution Lights up in blue: Distributing Blinks in blue: Distributing (There is an audience) Blinks in red: Distribution error To stop the live distribution Press the REC/ENTER button again. [79] Stream real-time movie to a movie streaming site Live Streaming with your camera (Real time movie streaming) Restrictions...
  • Page 81 For the latest information details about the functions of PlayMemories Mobile, refer to the website below. http://www.sony.net/pmm/ Search for PlayMemories Mobile on Google Play, then install it. Search for PlayMemories Mobile on App Store, then install it.
  • Page 82 The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functions described here are not guaranteed to work with all smartphones and tablets. [81] Using the camera connected to other devices via Wi-Fi Connecting to your smartphone Sample smartphone screen display : Features of the Wi-Fi remote control function To check the field of view before and while recording To monitor images while recording : Various settings...
  • Page 83 [82] Using the camera connected to other devices via Wi-Fi Connecting to your smartphone Using One-touch Functions to Connect to an NFC- enabled Android Smartphone (FDR-X3000/HDR- AS300) Perform preparation for connecting to your smartphone before connecting. Set the camera's Wi-Fi connection setting to ON. Touch the (N mark) on the smartphone to the (N mark) on the camera.
  • Page 84 Press the MENU button on the camera. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Camera Settings) - (Wi-Fi connection setting) - , then press the REC/ENTER button. Select the shooting mode ( Start PlayMemories Mobile on the smartphone. Select [Scan QR Code of the Camera] on the PlayMemories Mobile.
  • Page 85 Scan the QR Code that is printed on a sticker attached to the rear of the camera's battery cover. When [Connect with the camera?] is displayed on the smartphone, select [OK]. Note When Airplane mode is set to ON, the Wi-Fi function is not available. Depending on local electrical interference or the smartphone’s capabilities, the live view images may not be displayed smoothly.
  • Page 86 Code (iPhone/iPad) Perform preparation for connecting to your smartphone before connecting. Press the MENU button on the camera. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Camera Settings) - (Wi-Fi connection setting) - , then press the REC/ENTER button. Select the shooting mode ( Start PlayMemories Mobile on the smartphone.
  • Page 87 Scan the QR Code that is printed on a sticker attached to the rear of the camera's battery cover. According to the instruction on the screen, complete the installation of profile (setting information). If asked for the passcode, enter the iPhone/iPad passcode. On the Home screen, select the [Settings] - [Wi-Fi].
  • Page 88 Select the SSID that is printed on a sticker attached to the rear of the camera's battery cover. Return to the Home screen, then start PlayMemories Mobile. Note When Airplane mode is set to ON, the Wi-Fi function is not available. Depending on local electrical interference or the smartphone’s capabilities, the live view images may not be displayed smoothly.
  • Page 89 [85] Using the camera connected to other devices via Wi-Fi Connecting to your smartphone Connecting to a smartphone using ID/password (Android device) Perform preparation for connecting to your smartphone before connecting. Press the MENU button on the camera. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select (Camera Settings) - (Wi-Fi connection setting) -...
  • Page 90 Enter the password printed on the sticker attached to the rear of the camera's battery cover (only for the first time). Note When Airplane mode is set to ON, the Wi-Fi function is not available. Depending on local electrical interference or the smartphone’s capabilities, the live view images may not be displayed smoothly.
  • Page 91 connection setting) - , then press the REC/ENTER button. Select the shooting mode ( In the Home screen on the smartphone, select [Settings] – [Wi-Fi]. Select the SSID that is printed on a sticker attached to the rear of the camera's battery cover.
  • Page 92 Confirm that the SSID that is printed on a sticker attached to the rear of the camera’s battery cover is connected. Return to the Home screen, then start PlayMemories Mobile. Note When Airplane mode is set to ON, the Wi-Fi function is not available. Depending on local electrical interference or the smartphone’s capabilities, the live view images may not be displayed smoothly.
  • Page 93 For details, refer to “Connecting the remote control to a single camera via Wi-Fi” in the Help Guide of the Live-View Remote (RM-LVR3). http://rd1.sony.net/help/cam/1650/h_zz/ Set the connection mode of the camera. Press the MENU button, then press the UP button or DOWN button to select...
  • Page 94 Turn on the Live-View Remote. For details, refer to “Connecting the remote control to multiple cameras via Wi-Fi” in the Help Guide of the Live-View Remote (RM-LVR3). http://rd1.sony.net/help/cam/1650/h_zz/ Set the camera. When you connect the camera to Live-View Remote for the first time...
  • Page 95 For details, refer to “Connecting this product to one camera with Multi Camera Control (Single Connection)” in the Help Guide of the Handycam. Example: Help Guide of FDR-AX40/AX53/AX55/AXP55 http://rd1.sony.net/help/cam/1630/h_zz/ Set the connection mode of the camera. Press the MENU button, then press the UP button or DOWN button to select...
  • Page 96: Connecting Multiple Cameras To Handycam (Multi Connection)

    For details, refer to “Connecting this product to more than one camera with Multi Camera Control (Multi Connection)” in the Help Guide of the Handycam. Example: Help Guide of FDR-AX40/AX53/AX55/AXP55 http://rd1.sony.net/help/cam/1630/h_zz/ Set the connection mode of the camera. When you connect the camera to Handycam for the first time...
  • Page 97: Useful Functions Of Action Cam Movie Creator

    Visit the following URL to install the software. http://www.sony.net/acmc/ Action Cam Movie Creator, which can import movies and edit movies and PlayMemories Home, which can playback, will be installed simultaneously.
  • Page 98 Visit the following URL with the Internet browser of the computer and install Action Cam Movie Creator. http://www.sony.net/acmc/ When installation is complete, Action Cam Movie Creator starts up. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied micro USB cable.
  • Page 99 You can also add effects such as multi-view and variable speed playback, you can also create a time- lapse movie. For the latest information details about the functions of Action Cam App, see the website below. http://www.sony.net/acap/ [94] Editing images imported to your smartphone/tablet Using the Action Cam App Installing Action Cam App Install Action Cam App compatible to your smartphone/tablet.
  • Page 100: Recording Time

    Recording time FDR-X3000 Image quality: 4K 30p Continuous recording time: 50 minutes (60 minutes) Typical recording time: 40 minutes (45 minutes) Image quality: HQ Continuous recording time: 125 minutes (135 minutes) Typical recording time: 80 minutes (85 minutes) HDR-AS300 Image quality: HQ Continuous recording time: 125 minutes (135 minutes) Typical recording time: 80 minutes (85 minutes) HDR-AS50...
  • Page 101: Estimated Recording Time Of Movies

    HDR- HDR- FDR-X3000 AS300 AS50 Wi-Fi Connection to Live- connection View XAVC S setting Remote/smartphone 1080 1080 1080 2160 30p/25p 30p/25p 30p/25p 30p/25p Approx. 25 Approx. Approx. Approx. minutes Connected (*2) minutes minutes minutes Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. 50 Disconnected minutes minutes minutes...
  • Page 102: Image Quality

    X3000) X3000) AS50) AS50 64 GB 75 minutes 75 minutes minutes Mbps 128 GB 155 minutes 155 minutes minutes 64 GB 125 minutes 125 minutes minutes Mbps 128 GB 255 minutes 255 minutes minutes 64 GB 155 minutes 155 minutes 105 minutes minutes Mbps...
  • Page 103: Estimated Number Of Recordable Still Images

    4 hours 50 minutes maximum, when the imaging frame rate is 120p/100p in high speed recording, the continuous movie shooting time is approximately 9 hours 40 minutes maximum. The times shown are recordable times using a Sony memory card. [97] Information Recordable time...
  • Page 104 FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300 Number of pixels: 8.3M (Time-lapse capture) (16:9) When using 8GB memory card: 2500 images When using 16GB memory card: 5000 images When using 32GB memory card: 10000 images When using 64GB memory card: 20000 images When using 128GB memory card: 40000 images Number of pixels: 12.0M (Still images) When using 8GB memory card: 1250 images When using 16GB memory card: 2500 images...
  • Page 105 [99] Information Battery pack Effective use of the battery pack Battery pack performance decreases in low temperature surroundings (less than 10°C (50°F)). So in cold places, the operational time of the battery pack is shorter. We recommend the following to ensure longer battery pack use: Put the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it up, and insert it in the camera immediately before you start shooting.
  • Page 106 [102] Information Battery pack On battery pack life The battery pack life is limited. Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.
  • Page 107 Countries and regions where NTSC TV is used Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Suriname, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Venezuela etc.
  • Page 108 Baku Kabul +04:30 Karachi +05:00 Islamabad Kolkata +05:30 New Delhi Almaty +06:00 Dhaka Yangon +06:30 Bangkok +07:00 Jakarta Hong Kong Singapore +08:00 Beijing Tokyo +09:00 Seoul Adelaide +09:30 Darwin Melbourne +10:00 Sydney New Caledonia +11:00 Fiji +12:00 Wellington Midway -11:00 Hawaii -10:00 Alaska...
  • Page 109 New York -05:00 Bogota Santiago -04:00 St.John's -03:30 Brasilia -03:00 Montevideo Fernando de Noronha -02:00 Azores -01:00 Cape Verde Is. [108] Information Precautions Do not use/store the camera in the following places In an extremely hot, cold or humid place In places such as in a car parked under the sun, the camera body may become deformed and this may cause a malfunction.
  • Page 110 [110] Information Precautions Care and storage of the lens Wipe the surface of the lens clean with a soft cloth in the following instances: When there are fingerprints on the lens surface. In hot or humid locations When the lens is exposed to salty air such as at the seaside. Store in a well-ventilated location subject to little dirt or dust.
  • Page 111 Remove the bag when the air temperature inside the plastic bag has reached the ambient temperature (after about 1 hour). [114] Information Precautions Notes on optional accessories Genuine Sony accessories may not be available in some countries/regions. [115] Information Precautions On using the camera in close proximity to vibrating motors and engines (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) Distortion in image quality or out-of-focus may occur when used in close proximity to vibrating motors and engines.
  • Page 112 body of the memory card. [117] Information Precautions On GPS (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) As the positions of GPS satellites vary constantly, it may take longer to determine the location or the receiver may not be able to determine the location at all, depending on the location and time you use the camera.
  • Page 113: Specifications

    [119] Information Precautions On GPS use restriction (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) Use GPS in accordance with the situation and regulations of the countries/regions where you use the camera. [120] Information Specifications FDR-X3000 [System] Video signal: UHDTV HDTV NTSC color, EIA standards PAL color, CCIR standards Image sensor: 1/2.5 type (7.20 mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor Pixel Gross: Approx.
  • Page 114 File format: Movies: MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch (When recording MP4 movies), LPCM 2ch (When recording XAVC S movies) Still images: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline) compliant Recording media: When recording MP4 movies: Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) media microSD/SDHC/SDXC card (Class4 or faster) When recording XAVC S (50 Mbps/60 Mbps) movies:...
  • Page 115 Mass (when shooting): Approx. 114 g (4.1 oz) (including NP-BX1 (supplied), excluding the supplied Underwater Housing) Microphone: Stereo Speaker: Monaural Splashproof performance is based on standard testing by Sony. [Wireless LAN] Corresponding standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n Frequency: 2.4 GHz Supported security protocols: WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK...
  • Page 116 megapixels (16:9) 4K (3840 × 2160) Lens: ZEISS Tessar Lens Aperture: F2.8 Focal distance: f = 2.6 mm Focal length (35mm equivalent): f = 17 mm (Angle setting is “ : wide”), f = 23 mm (Angle setting is “ : medium”), f = 32 mm (Angle setting is “...
  • Page 117 Mass (when shooting): Approx. 109 g (3.9 oz) (including NP-BX1 (supplied), excluding the supplied Underwater Housing) Microphone: Stereo Speaker: Monaural Splashproof performance is based on standard testing by Sony. [Wireless LAN] Corresponding standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n Frequency: 2.4 GHz Supported security protocols: WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK...
  • Page 118 NTSC color, EIA standards PAL color, CCIR standards Image sensor: 1/2.3 type (7.77 mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor Pixel Gross: Approx. 16.8 megapixels Effective pixels (movie): Approx. 11.1 megapixels (16:9) (SteadyShot is OFF and Angle setting is “ : wide”) Effective pixels (still): Approx.
  • Page 119 Battery terminal input: 3.6 V (NP-BX1 (supplied)) Multi/Micro USB Terminal: 5.0 V Charging method: USB charging: DC 5.0 V, 500 mA/800 mA Charging time: Via a computer NP-BX1 (supplied): Approx. 4 h 25 min. Power supply method: USB power supply (1.5 A or more is recommended) Power consumption: Approx.
  • Page 120 ” and “PlayStation” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 121: List Of Default Setting

    GPL/LGPL. Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. http://oss.sony.net/Products/Linux We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. Copies of the licenses (in English) are stored in the internal memory of your camera.
  • Page 122: Troubleshooting

    Still image shooting interval: (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300)/ (HDR-AS50) Self-timer: Time-lapse shooting interval: Time-lapse shot number: SteadyShot (Movie): (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300)/ (HDR-AS50) SteadyShot (Still): (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) Angle setting: Zoom setting: Flip: AE shift: Time-lapse AE mode: Scene: White balance: Color mode: Audio recording setting: Wind noise reduction: Airplane mode: Wi-Fi connection setting: Wi-Fi Hi power setting:...
  • Page 123: Cannot Turn On The Camera

    Check the items of troubleshooting and inspect the camera. Turn the power off the camera and then on again one minute later. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility by phone. [125] Troubleshooting Battery pack and power Cannot turn on the camera.
  • Page 124: Cannot Charge The Camera

    When usable battery life becomes half the usual time, even after charging the battery pack fully, the battery pack may need to be replaced. Consult your nearest Sony dealer. [128] Troubleshooting Battery pack and power Cannot charge the camera. Turn off the camera and make the USB connection.
  • Page 125: Cannot Insert Dates On Images

    Check the free capacity of the memory card. [132] Troubleshooting Shooting images Cannot insert dates on images. The camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. [133] Troubleshooting Viewing images Cannot playback images. The folder/file name of the camera has been changed by connecting to your computer. Connect a micro HDMI cable (sold separately).
  • Page 126: Your Computer Does Not Recognize The Camera

    [136] Troubleshooting Excessive error in location information. (FDR- X3000/HDR-AS300) The margin of error can be up to several-hundred meters depending on surrounding buildings, weak GPS signals, etc. [137] Troubleshooting It takes time to triangulate although the GPS assist data is taken in. (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300) Date &...
  • Page 127: Cannot Import Images

    Disconnect the micro USB cable (supplied) from both the computer and the camera, and connect it again firmly. Disconnect all equipment other than the camera, the keyboard and the mouse from the USB connectors of your computer. Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other device. [140] Troubleshooting Computers Cannot import images.
  • Page 128: It Takes Too Much Time To Transfer An Image

    [144] Troubleshooting Wi-Fi It takes too much time to transfer an image. Microwave ovens or other Bluetooth-enabled devices use the 2.4 GHz wavelength and could hinder the communication. If such devices are in the vicinity, move the camera away from those devices or shut those devices down.
  • Page 129 When the battery level is low, is displayed. Charge the battery pack immediately. 05-05 The battery necessary for shooting is not inserted. Insert the charged battery. 05-06 Failed in to synthesize the motion shot LE. 05-07 Failed to shoot images. 06-01 Failed to format the recording media.
  • Page 130 The total time of saved video on Ustream has reached the limit. Stop streaming video. 08-05 The saving settings of video cannot be saved to Ustream because an error has occurred on the network. Some other network error has occurred. Confirm the setting of the access point or the security of the access point using “Camera Settings for Live Streaming”...
  • Page 131 Leave the camera in a cool location until the temperature goes down. If you record images for an extended period, the camera temperature rises. In this case, stop recording images. Remaining capacity of the memory card is insufficient for recording. The maximum number of files that can be recorded has been reached.

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