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Sony VG-C70AM Instruction & Operation Manual

Sony VG-C70AM Instruction & Operation Manual

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VG-C70AM
© 2007 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located inside of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. VG-C70AM Serial No.
Printed on 70% or more rectcled paper
using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)
-free vegetable oil based ink.
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JBRC
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InfoLITHIUM
DSLR-A700
NP-FM500H 1
2
NP-FM55H NP-FM50 NP-FM30
0
40
1
2
3
4
5
OPEN/CLOSE
6
Fn
7
C
8
9
10
ON/OFF
11
12
AF/MF
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AEL AE
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POWER
OFF
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5
NP-FM500H 1
2
NP-FM55H NP-FM50 NP-FM30
1
POWER
OFF
2
OPEN/CLOSE
OPEN
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4
5
1
NP-FM500H
2
6
7
OPEN/CLOSE
CLOSE
ON/OFF
ON
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
POWER
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
NP-FM500H 2
2
70-200mm F2.8G 300mm F2.8G
70-200mm F2.8G
DMF
5.5 mm
5.5 mm
POWER
ON
POWER
OFF
POWER
OFF
NP-FM500H DC7.2V
NP-FM500H 2
1,300
CIPA
DSLR-A700
137.7 mm
121.5 mm
87.2 mm(
)
285 g
)
0
40
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1
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InfoLITHIUM
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VG-C70AM
English
Before operating the product, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for
future reference.
WARNING
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
Tape over lithium battery contacts to avoid short-circuit when disposing of batteries,
and follow local regulations for battery disposal.
Keep batteries or things that could be swallowed away from young children. Contact a
doctor immediately if an object is swallowed.
Immediately remove the batteries and discontinue use if...
 the product is dropped or subjected to an impact in which the interior is exposed.
 the product emits a strange smell, heat, or smoke.
Do not disassemble. Electric shock may occur if a high voltage circuit inside the
product is touched.
CAUTION
Replace the battery with the specified type only. Otherwise, fire or injury may result.
Do not expose the batteries to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
NOTE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
What is the "InfoLITHIUM" ?
The "InfoLITHIUM" is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange data with
compatible electronic equipment about its battery consumption. Sony recommends
that you use the "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack with electronic equipment having the
logo.
Notes on Use
This unit is a Vertical Grip for DSLR-A700. Do not attach it
to other devices.
This unit is designed to be dust-and moisture-resistant but
not to be waterproof and splash-proof.
Only one or two "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack(s) NP-FM500H
can be used.
NP-FM55H, NP-FM50, NP-FM30 cannot be used.
 Remove the battery packs when storing this unit for an extended period of time.
Leaving the battery packs inserted in the unit may cause the battery chamber to be
damaged because liquid can leak from a battery. If that should occur, take the unit
immediately to the nearest Sony dealer for repair.
 Be sure to use a genuine Sony battery pack with this unit.
 This unit does not have a battery charger function.
Places to avoid for unit use and storage
Regardless of whether this unit is in use or in storage, do not leave it where it can be
exposed to:
 Extremely high temperatures
Do not leave this unit where it might be exposed to direct sunlight; Avoid places
like vehicle dashboards or near heat sources. The inside of a vehicle can become
extremely hot if the vehicle windows are closed in the summer or if the vehicle is
under direct sunlight. The unit can become deformed or experience malfunctions if
left inside a vehicle.
 Excessive vibrations
 Strong electromagnetism or rays
 Excessive sand or dust
Other cautions
 This unit is designed for use from 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F).
 A rapid and dramatic rise in temperature causes condensation to form. Therefore,
seal the unit in a plastic bag and remove as much of the air inside of the bag as
you can before attempting to bring this unit inside after being in the cold for any
extended period of time. Once the temperature in the bag has had a change to rise
gradually to the temperature in the room, you can safely remove it from the bag.
These procedures will prevent the unit from changing temperatures rapidly, and
therefore prevent condensation from forming.
 When dirty, this unit may be cleaned with a clean, dry cloth. Do not allow this unit
to come in contact with alcohol or other chemicals.
 This unit has an electrically-connected signal contact point with the camera.
If you load the battery pack(s) while this unit is not attached to the camera, the unit
could malfunction or be damaged by a shorting of the contact point.
When attaching this unit to the camera, detaching this unit from the camera or
storing this unit separately, be sure to remove the battery pack(s) from this unit.
 Identifying the Parts
1 Electrical contacts
2 Guide bar
3 Attachment screw
4 Locating pin
5 Battery chamber OPEN/CLOSE knob
6 Recording: Fn button
Playback:
(Rotate) button
7 Recording: C (Custom) button
Playback:
(Histogram) button
8 Multi selector
9 Rear control dial
10 Grip control ON/OFF switch
(Exposure) button
11
12 Recording: AF/MF (Auto focus/Manual focus) button
Playback:
(Close focus) button
13 Recording: AEL (AE lock) button
Playback:
(Index) button
14 Camera battery cover slot
15 Strap hook
16 Shutter button
17 Front control dial
18 Tripod receptacle
19 Grip censor
20 Battery pack stopper
21 Battery pack tray
 Attaching this unit to the camera
1 Set the POWER switch of the camera to "OFF."
 If the battery pack(s) is in this unit, remove the battery pack(s) from this unit.
2 Remove the battery pack from the camera.
3 Remove the terminal cover of this unit's electrical contacts.
 After use, put the terminal cover back on to protect the electrical contacts.
4 Align the following part to attach this unit to the camera.
[This unit] Guide bar  [Camera] Battery chamber
[This unit] Camera battery cover slot  [Camera]Battery chamber door
[This unit] Attachment screw  [Camera] Tripod receptacle
[This unit] Locating pin  [Camera] The hole on the bottom
5 Rotate the attachment screw to lock it.
 Periodically confirm that the attachment screw is not loose while in use.
 Inserting the battery packs
Battery pack NP-FM500H (1 or 2 required)
 NP-FM55H, NP-FM50, NP-FM30 are not available with this unit.
 Be sure to charge the battery packs with the specified battery adaptor before use.
1 When replacing the battery packs with this unit attached to the
camera, set the POWER switch of the camera to OFF.
2 Rotate the battery chamber OPEN/CLOSE knob to "OPEN."
3 Press up the battery pack stopper with your finger as illustrated.
 When releasing the lock of the battery pack stopper, be careful to pop up the
battery pack tray.
4 Remove the battery pack tray.
5 Attach the battery packs to the battery tray according to the
display on the battery tray.
 When attaching a battery pack, attach it to either side.
 Do not touch the terminal of the battery pack tray .
 Attach the battery pack NP-FM500H only to the battery pack tray. Do not attach
the other battery packs.
 Do not disassemble the battery pack tray.
 When inserting two battery packs, start by using the one that has less power.
When the battery capacity of the used battery pack runs out, the unit will
automatically switch to the other battery pack.
6 Insert the battery pack tray into the original position by pressing
it until it clicks.
 Make sure that the battery pack stopper locks the battery pack tray.
7 Close the battery chamber door and rotate the battery chamber
OPEN/CLOSE knob to "CLOSE" to close the cover.
 Rotate the battery chamber OPEN/CLOSE knob properly to the position as
illustrated and close the cover.
Shooting vertical images
The operations of the unit's dials and buttons are same as those for the camera main
body.
When using this unit in vertical orientation, set the grip control ON/OFF switch to
"ON."
 The grip control ON/OFF switch switches the dial and button functions ON and
OFF.
 Regardless of the position of the grip control ON/OFF switch, the camera operating
button always operates.
 Switch the power ON and OFF with the POWER switch of the camera. The grip
control ON/OFF switch can not switch the power ON and OFF.
Remaining battery power indicator
When inserting the two battery packs, the following indicator will be displayed on the
LCD screen of the camera.
Of the two battery packs, use the one that has less power first.
When doing so, the mark of the battery pack in use is bright and the mark of the other
battery pack is dark. The remaining battery level of the battery pack in use is displayed
as a percentage (%).
The mark of the battery pack in use changes as shown below. When the power of
battery in use runs out, the unit automatically switches to the other battery pack.
Remaining
battery capacity
high
low
If images are still being shot for a short time after the
mark appears, the
power of that battery will run out, but the unit will automatically switch to the
other battery pack.
Notes relating to the lens
 When using this unit attached to the camera with the 70-200mm F2.8 G or 300mm
F2.8 G lens attached to the tripod-mounting collar, rotate tripod-mounting collar
to the position that allows the grip to be used.
 When using this unit attached to the camera with 70-200mm F2.8 G lens attached
to the tripod-mounting collar, the following lens switches may not operate at the
vertical shooting. Before vertical shooting, set them at the horizontal position.
 Focus-mode switch
 DMF-mode switch
 Focus-range limiter
 When using a tripod, use one screw that is 5.5 mm or shorter. This unit cannot be
firmly fastened on a tripod using long screws. Attempting to do so will damage this
unit.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Remedy
The camera does not work even after the
 Check that the unit attachment screw
unit is attached to the camera, the battery
is securely tightened.
pack(s) are inserted into the unit and the
 Check that the battery pack(s) are
camera POWER switch is set to ON.
charged.
 Reattach the battery pack tray to the
unit.
Shutter button or other operating
 Reattach the battery pack tray to the
buttons do not work.
unit.
 Set the camera POWER switch to
OFF, remove the battery pack(s), and
reattach the unit to the camera.
"For "InfoLITHIUM" battery only" is
 Reattach the battery pack tray to the
displayed even though genuine Sony
unit.
battery pack(s) are being used.
 Set the camera POWER switch to
OFF, remove the battery pack(s), and
reattach the unit to the camera.
Specifications
Battery pack
NP-FM500H DC7.2V
Recording performance
With two NP-FM500H battery packs:
Approx. 1,300 frames
 The measuring method conforms to CIPA standard.
 Depending on the condition of use, recording performance may be lower less
than what was listed.
 For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with DSLR-A700.
Dimensions
Approx. 137.7 mm × 121.5 mm × 87.2 mm (w/h/d)
(5.42 in. × 4.78 in. × 3.43 in.)
Mass
Approx. 285 g (10.1 oz)
(including the battery tray, excluding the battery packs)
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Included items
Vertical grip (1), Battery tray (1), Terminal cover (1),
Set of printed documentation
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
and "InfoLITHIUM" are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

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  • Page 1 When the battery capacity of the used battery pack runs out, the unit will WARNING Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. automatically switch to the other battery pack. Model No. VG-C70AM Serial No.
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