Sony ICD-PX333M - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide

Sony ICD-PX333M - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide


Sony ICD-PX333M - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide

Check the supplied items

  • Carrying pouch (1)
  • LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2)
  • Quick Start Guide (1)
  • Help Guide (HTML file stored in the built‑in memory so it can easily be copied to your computer.)
  • IC Recorder (1)
  • Stereo headphones (1)
  • USB connecting cable (1)
  • Stereo Microphone with Shirt‑Clip (1)

Optional accessories

  • USB AC adaptor AC‑UD10

Depending on the country or region, some of the models or optional accessories are not available.

Parts and controls

Parts and controls

  1. Built‑in microphone
  2. (microphone) jack*
  3. Display window
  4. DISP/MENU button
  5. SCENE button
  6. (folder) button
  7. PLAY/STOP•ENTER* button
  8. (stop) button
  9. (review/fast backward), (cue/fast forward) buttons
  10. Speaker
  11. (headphones) jack
  12. Operation indicator
  13. ERASE button
  14. VOL –/+ (volume –/+) button*
  15. A‑B (repeat A‑B) button
  16. REC/PAUSE (record/pause) button
  17. NOISE CUT switch
  18. T‑MARK (track mark) button
  19. (USB) connector
  20. M2™/microSD memory card slot
  21. HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch
  22. Battery compartment
  23. Strap hole (A strap is not supplied.)

* These buttons and the jack have a tactile dot. Use it as a reference point for operations, or to identify each terminal.

Let's try out your new IC recorder

  1. Power on.

    1. Slide and lift the battery compartment lid, then insert batteries with the correct polarity.

    2. Turn the power on.
      Slide and hold the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch in the direction of "POWER ON/OFF" for more than 1 second.

      To turn the power off, slide and hold the HOLD•POWER ON/ OFF switch in the direction of "POWER ON/OFF" until " 关机 " is displayed.
      To prevent unintentional operations (HOLD)

      To release the IC recorder from the HOLD status, slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch towards the center.

  2. Set the date and time.
    When you insert a battery for the first time, or after the IC recorder has been without a battery for more than 1 minute, "" appears, and then the clock setting window appears.

    1. Press or to set the year (the last two digits of the year), and then press PLAY/STOP•ENTER. Repeat this procedure to set month, day, hour, and minute in sequence.
      When you set the minute and press PLAY/STOP•ENTER, the clock reflects the setting.

  3. Select the menu language.

    1. Press DISP/MENU.

    2. Press or to select " 详细菜单 ", and then press PLAY/STOP•ENTER.

    3. Press or to select " 语言(Language)," and then press PLAY/STOP•ENTER.

    4. Press or to select the language that you want to use in the display window, and then press PLAY/ STOP•ENTER.
      You can select the following languages: * (Chinese), English
      * Default setting

    5. Press (stop) to return to the stop mode display.

  4. Record.
    Before you start using the IC recorder, make sure that you slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch towards the center to release the HOLD status.

    1. Press REC/PAUSE.
      Recording starts and the operation indicator ( ‑A) flashes in orange, and then lights in red.
      ¼ You can pause recording by pressing REC/PAUSE. Press REC/ PAUSE again to restart recording.

    2. Place the IC recorder so that the built-in microphone face the direction of the source to be recorded.

    3. Press (stop) to stop recording.
      The " 正在访问... " animation appears and the recording stops.

  5. Listen.

    1. Press PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
      Playback starts and the operation indicator ( ‑A) lights in green.

    2. Adjust the volume by pressing VOL –/+.

    3. Press (stop) to stop playback.

  6. Erase.

    warning Once a file is erased, you cannot restore it.

    1. Press ERASE.
      " 确定删除? " is displayed and the file to be erased is played back for confirmation.

    2. Select " 是 " using or , and then press PLAY/ STOP•ENTER.
      The " 正在删除... " animation appears and the selected file is erased.

Utilizing Your Computer

Installing the help guide on your computer
By installing the help guide on your computer from the built‑in memory of the IC recorder, you can search for detailed operations and possible solutions when a problem occurs.

  1. Connect the (USB) connector of the IC recorder with the USB port of your running computer with the supplied USB connecting cable inserted into the connectors securely until each plug stops to the end.
  2. In Windows: Click [Computer] (or [My Computer]), then double-click [IC RECORDER][FOR WINDOWS].
    In Mac: Double-click [IC RECORDER] on the desktop.
  3. Install the help guide.
    In Windows: Double‑click [Help_Guide_Installer] (or [Help_Guide_Installer.exe]). In Mac: Double‑click []. (v10.5.8 or higher) Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to proceed with installation.
  4. After the installation completes, double-click the [Help_Guide_icdp33_cn.htm] icon in the desktop for Windows (or in Finder for Mac).
    The help guide is displayed.
    You can also view the help guide on the following Sony IC Recorder customer support home page:

Copying files from the IC recorder to your computer
You can copy the files and folders from the IC recorder to your computer to store them.

  1. Connect the IC recorder to your computer.
  2. Copy files or folders you want to transfer to your computer.
    Drag and drop the files or folders you want to copy from "IC RECORDER" or "MEMORY CARD" to the local disk on your computer.
    To copy a file or folder (Drag and drop)
    1. Click and hold,
    2. drag,
    3. and then drop.
  3. Disconnect the IC recorder from your computer.

Installing Sound Organizer
Install Sound Organizer on your computer.

warning Note
Sound Organizer is compatible with the Windows PC only. It is not compatible with Mac.

When installing Sound Organizer, log in to an account with administrator privileges.

  1. Access the following Sony Service web site from your computer:
  2. On the above web site, enter "Sound Organizer" in the search box to locate the Sound Organizer download page.
  3. Follow the procedures instructed on the download page to download and then install the Sound Organizer.

Additional features

Details of these additional features for recording, playback, and editing are included in the help guide.

  • Scene Selection
  • Noise Cut
  • T‑MARK (Track mark)
  • DPC (Digital Pitch Control)
  • A‑B Repeat
  • VOR (Voice Operated Recording)
  • Alarm
  • Easy Search
  • Divide
  • Sound Organizer editing software


On power
Operate the IC recorder on 3.0 V or 2.4 V. Use two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries or NH‑AAA rechargeable batteries.

On safety
Do not operate the IC recorder while driving, cycling or operating any motorized vehicle.

On handling

  • Do not leave the IC recorder in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock.
  • Should any solid object or liquid fall into the IC recorder, remove the battery and have the IC recorder checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.

If you have any questions or problems concerning your IC recorder, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.

Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.

Capacity (User available capacity*) 4 GB (approx. 3.60 GB = 3,865,470,566 Byte)
* A small amount of the built‑in memory is used for file management and therefore not available for user storage.

For the customers in China
AC adaptor: AC‑UD10

Documents / Resources


Download manual

Here you can download full pdf version of manual, it may contain additional safety instructions, warranty information, FCC rules, etc.

Download Sony ICD-PX333M - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide


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