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"Handycam" User Guide
Operation Search
Before use
Getting started
Recording
Playback
Playing images on a TV
Saving images with an external
device
Customizing your camcorder
Troubleshooting
Maintenance and precautions
Contents list
HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/
CX290/ CX290E/ CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/
CX390E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/
PJ380E/ PJ390E

User Guide

Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about the camcorder.
Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation
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  • Page 1: User Guide

    Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about the camcorder. Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Operation Search

    Operation Search Before use Operation Search Getting started Search by operation Recording Back to top Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 3: Before Use

    Parts and controls Screen indicators Saving images with an external About language setting device About language setting Customizing your camcorder Operating your camcorder Troubleshooting Selecting items on the LCD screen Maintenance and precautions Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Turning the power on, and setting the date and time Preparing the recording media Customizing your camcorder Selecting a recording medium (Models with internal memory) Troubleshooting Inserting a memory card Maintenance and precautions Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 5: Recording

    Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture) device Recording in mirror mode Customizing your camcorder Intelligent Auto Troubleshooting Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority) (Models with touch panel) Maintenance and precautions Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 6: Playback

    (STD) (Highlight Movie) Maintenance and precautions Using the built-in projector Contents list Using the built-in projector (Models with a projector) Using the projector for your computer or smartphone (Models with the PROJECTOR IN jack) Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 7: Playing Images On A Tv

    Saving images with an external Connecting the camcorder to a TV via a VCR device Playing images on a TV supporting “BRAVIA” Sync Customizing your camcorder Using “BRAVIA” Sync Troubleshooting Back to top Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 8: Saving Images With An External Device

    Playing back images in the external media device on the camcorder (models with an AC Adaptor) Devices that cannot be used as an external media device Creating a disc with a recorder Creating a standard definition image quality (STD) disc with a recorder Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 9: Customizing Your Camcorder

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder Operation Search Customizing your camcorder Before use Using menu items Getting started Setting up menu items Recording Shooting Mode Playback Movie Playing images on a TV Photo Camera/Mic Saving images with an external device White Balance Spot Meter/Fcs (Spot meter/focus) (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/...
  • Page 10: Playback Function

    Power On By LCD (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Language Setting Calibration (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Battery Info Power Save Initialize Demo Mode Date & Time Setting Area Setting Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 11: Troubleshooting

    Customizing your camcorder Playback Troubleshooting Editing movies/photos on your camcorder Playback on the TV Maintenance and precautions Copying/Connecting to other devices Contents list Connecting to a computer Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators Self-diagnosis display Warning Indicators Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 12: Maintenance And Precautions

    Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack Contents list Expected recording time of movies Expected number of recordable photos Zoom magnification Using your camcorder abroad Using your camcorder abroad On trademarks On trademarks License Notes on the License Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 13 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Contents list Operation Search Contents list Before use Getting started Operation Search Operation Search Recording Search by operation Playback Back to top Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external Before use device How to use this User Guide...
  • Page 14 Useful functions for recording images Zooming Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture) Recording in mirror mode Intelligent Auto Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority) (Models with touch panel) Back to top Playback Playback Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Dividing a movie Capturing a photo from a movie (Models with internal memory or models with a USB input function)
  • Page 15 Downloading the dedicated software for the camcorder Saving images on an external media device Saving images on an external media device easily (models with an AC Adaptor) Saving the desired images in the camcorder to the external media device (models with an AC Adaptor) Playing back images in the external media device on the camcorder (models with an AC Adaptor)
  • Page 16 My Button Grid Line Display Setting Image Quality/Size REC Mode Frame Rate HD/MP4/STD Setting Wide Mode x.v.Color Image Size Playback Function Event View Highlight Movie Scenario Edit/Copy Delete Protect Copy Direct Copy Setup Media Select (HDR-CX230/ CX230E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ230/ PJ230E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Media Info Format...
  • Page 17 Date & Time Setting Area Setting Back to top Troubleshooting If you have problems If you have problems Troubleshooting Overall operations Batteries/power sources LCD screen Memory card Recording Playback Editing movies/photos on your camcorder Playback on the TV Copying/Connecting to other devices Connecting to a computer Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators Self-diagnosis display...
  • Page 18 Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 19: Search By Operation

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Operation Search > Operation Search > Search by operation Operation Search Search by operation Before use Getting started Setting the date and time Recording Date & Time Setting Area Setting Playback Identifying part names Playing images on a TV Parts and controls Saving images with an external...
  • Page 20: Capturing Photos During Movie Recording

    Saving images with an external device Saving images on an external media device easily (models with an AC Adaptor) Creating a disc Creating a standard definition image quality (STD) disc with a recorder Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 21: How To Use This User Guide

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Before use > How to use this User Guide > How to use this User Guide Operation Search How to use this User Guide Before use Getting started Selecting a topic to display Recording Searching a topic by keyword Returning to a previous page...
  • Page 22: Searching A Topic By Keyword

    Changing the font size Change the font size by changing the setting of your web browser. For how to change the font size setting, refer to the Help of your web browser. Searching a topic by keyword Enter the keyword in the search window, then click the [Search] button. Returning to a previous page Use the back button of your web browser or the breadcrumb trail navigation (A) to return to a page you previously viewed.
  • Page 23: Marks And Notations Used In This User Guide

    Printing out a page Click the [Print] button to print out a page you are viewing. Marks and notations used in this User Guide ) (A). In this User Guide, the sequence of operations is shown by arrows ( Operate the camcorder in the order indicated.
  • Page 24 Icons in the operating procedure sentences appear when the camcorder is in its default settings. The default setting is indicated by Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 25: Differences In Functions

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Before use > How to use this User Guide > Model Information Operation Search Model Information Before use Getting started In this User Guide, the differences in the specifications for each model are described together. Recording If you find the description “Models with ...
  • Page 26: Battery Pack

    HDR-PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E NP-FV50 Notes For the following items, the descriptions are explained with the model name. Parts and controls [Details] Menu items Expected recording time of movies [Details] Expected number of recordable photos [Details] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 27: Parts And Controls

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Before use > Parts and controls/Screen indicators > Parts and controls Operation Search Parts and controls Before use Getting started HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ PJ220/ Recording PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external...
  • Page 28 HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E HDR-PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E LCD screen/Touch panel (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen facing out.
  • Page 29 HDR-PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E HDR-PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E HDMI OUT jack PROJECTOR IN jack Speaker PROJECTOR button (View Images) button POWER button...
  • Page 30 Attach a tripod (sold separately: the length of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.)). Depending on the specifications of the tripod, your camcorder may not attach in the proper direction. Memory card slot BATT (battery) release lever To fasten the grip belt Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 31: Screen Indicators

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Before use > Parts and controls/Screen indicators > Screen indicators Operation Search Screen indicators Before use Getting started The following indicators appear when you change the settings. Recording Check also for the indicators that appear during recording or playing. Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external...
  • Page 32 Spot Meter/Fcs/Spot Meter/Exposure Intelligent Auto 101-0005 Data file name Protect Indicators and their positions are approximate and may differ from what you actually see. Some indicators may not appear, depending on your camcorder model. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 33: About Language Setting

    [Details] Select [Setup] General Settings] [Language Setting] a desired language. Playback Back to top Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 34: Selecting Items On The Lcd Screen

    Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E 1. Touch the desired part of the LCD screen. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 35: Supplied Items

    CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E) Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV50 (1) (Only for HDR-PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) “Operating Guide” (1) Notes The “PlayMemories Home” software and “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” can be downloaded from the Sony website. [Details]...
  • Page 36 Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 37 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Getting started > Charging the battery pack > Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor (Models with an AC Adaptor) Operation Search Before use Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor (Models with an AC Adaptor) Getting started Recording...
  • Page 38: To Remove The Battery Pack

    operation for about 2 minutes, to save battery power ([Power Save]). Charging time Approximate time (min.) required to fully charge a fully discharged battery pack. HDR-CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E Battery pack AC Adaptor NP-FV30 (supplied) 115 NP-FV50...
  • Page 39 Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack Remaining battery indicator: Screen indicators Using your camcorder abroad [Power Save] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 40: Np-Fv70

    You can charge the battery by connecting the Built-in USB Cable to a wall outlet (wall socket) using an AC-UD10 USB charger/AC Adaptor (sold separately). You cannot use a Sony CP-AH2R, CP-AL, or AC- UP100 portable power supply device (sold separately) to charge the camcorder.
  • Page 41 Close the LCD screen. Slide the BATT (battery) release lever ( ) and remove the battery pack ( Related topics Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor (Models with an AC Adaptor) Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 42 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Getting started > Turning the power on, and setting the date and time > Turning the power on, and setting the date and time Operation Search Before use Turning the power on, and setting the date and time Getting started 1.
  • Page 43 [Power On By LCD (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E)] To set the date and time again: [Date & Time Setting] To calibrate the touch panel: [Calibration (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E)] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 44 You can select a recording medium from the menu. Contents list 1. Select [Setup] Media Settings] [Media Select] the desired medium. Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Screen indicators during recording Expected recording time of movies Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 45: Types Of Memory Card You Can Use With Your Camcorder

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Getting started > Preparing the recording media > Inserting a memory card Operation Search Inserting a memory card Before use Getting started 1. Open the cover and insert the memory card until it clicks. Recording The [Preparing image database file.
  • Page 46: To Eject The Memory Card

    When inserting or ejecting the memory card, be careful so that the memory card does not pop out and drop. Related topics Recording/playback/editing media: Screen indicators during recording Expected recording time of movies Expected number of recordable photos Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 47: Recording Movies

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Recording > Recording > Recording movies Operation Search Recording movies Before use Getting started In the default setting, movies and photos are recorded on the following media. Movies are recorded with Recording high definition image quality (HD).
  • Page 48 [Media Select (HDR-CX230/ CX230E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ230/ PJ230E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E)] To display items on the LCD screen all the time: [Display Setting] Recordable time, remaining capacity: [Media Info] Zooming Screen indicators Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 49: Shooting Photos

    When the focus is adjusted properly, AE/AF lock indicator appears on the LCD screen. Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Screen indicators during recording Zooming To change the image size: [Image Size] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 50: Screen Indicators During Recording

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Recording > Recording > Screen indicators during recording Operation Search Screen indicators during recording Before use Getting started Described here are icons for both movie recording and photo recording modes. Recording Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device...
  • Page 51 Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 52 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. Related topics Further zooming: [Digital Zoom] Zoom magnification Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 53 Maintenance and precautions You cannot use the Dual Capture function when is displayed. You may not be able to shoot photos depending on the setting in [ REC Mode] and [ Frame Contents list Rate]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 54: Recording In Mirror Mode

    A mirror-image of the subject appears on the LCD screen, but the image will be normal when Playback recorded. Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 55 (Auto Wind NR) (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) To cancel the Intelligent Auto function, select [Off]. Notes The camcorder may not detect the expected scene or subject, depending on the recording conditions. Related topics [Low Lux] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 56 Make sure to set the [Face Detection] setting to other than [Off] ([Auto] is the default setting). To record subjects other than people (Tracking focus) Touch the subject you want to record. Your camcorder adjusts the focus automatically. Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 57: Playing Movies And Photos From The Event View Screen

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Playback > Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Operation Search Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Before use Getting started You can search for recorded images by date and time of recording (Event View). Recording 1.
  • Page 58: Screen Display On The Event View Screen

    Volume Previous/Next Delete Fast-reverse/fast-forward Context Play/Pause Stop Play/stop slide show Some buttons described above may not appear, depending on the image being played back. As you repeat selecting during playback, movies are played as fast as about 5 times about 10 times about 30 times about 60 times.
  • Page 59 To prevent your image data from being lost, save all your recorded images on external media periodically. In the default setting, a protected demonstration movie is pre-recorded (HDR-PJ230/ PJ230E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E). Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 60 Do not eject the memory card while dividing images from the memory card. If you divide movies that are included in saved scenarios, the scenarios will also be deleted. Related topics [Delete] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 61 If the movie you are capturing from has no data code, the recording date and time of the photo will be the date and time you captured from the movie. Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 62 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Highlight playback > Enjoying a digest of your movies (Highlight Playback) Operation Search Enjoying a digest of your movies (Highlight Playback) Before use Getting started You can enjoy a digest of high definition image quality (HD) movies and photos, similar to a short movie. Recording 1.
  • Page 63 Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 64: Changing The Settings For Highlight Playback

    [Empty Music], then transfer the music file again. You can restore the music data recorded on your camcorder at the default using “Music Transfer.” For operating instructions, see “Music Transfer” help (models with a USB input function). Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 65 When you connect the camcorder to an external device, such as a TV, and watch Highlight Scenario, these images do not appear on the LCD screen of the camcorder. The scenarios can be played on this camcorder only. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 66: To Play Back A Highlight Movie

    B: Your camcorder plays the Highlight Movie saved. To play back a Highlight Movie 1. Select [Playback Function] [Highlight Movie] and select the desired Highlight Movie. To erase Highlight Movie, select while the Highlight Movie is playing. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 67 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Using the built-in projector > Using the built-in projector (Models with a projector) Operation Search Before use Using the built-in projector (Models with a projector) Getting started Recording You can use a flat surface such as a wall as a screen to view recorded images using the built-in projector.
  • Page 68 When the projected images contain a lot of black, faint color unevenness may appear. This is caused by light reflection in the projector lens and is not a malfunction. Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 69 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Using the built-in projector > Using the projector for your computer or smartphone (Models with the PROJECTOR IN jack) Operation Search Before use Using the projector for your computer or smartphone (Models with the PROJECTOR IN jack) Getting started Recording...
  • Page 70 Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 71: Connecting The Camcorder To A High Definition Tv

    When movies are recorded with standard image quality (STD), they are played back in standard definition image quality (STD) even on a high definition TV. Related topics Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 72 If you connect your camcorder to the TV using more than one type of cable to output images, HDMI input takes priority on the TV. Related topics Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Type] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 73 Set [TV Type] to [16:9] or [4:3] according to your TV. Playback Related topics Playing images on a TV [Wide Mode] Saving images with an external Back to top device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 74 (left channel) or red (right channel) plug to the audio input jack of your TV or VCR. Playing images on a TV Back to top Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 75: Connecting The Camcorder To A Tv Via A Vcr

    VCR to LINE (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, etc.). Playback Back to top Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 76 The operation of “BRAVIA” Sync differs according to each model of BRAVIA. Refer to the instruction manual of your TV for details. Contents list If you turn off the TV, your camcorder is turned off simultaneously. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 77: Playing Images On A Computer

    The “PlayMemories Home” software is not supported with Mac. To import images from the camcorder to your Mac and play them, use the appropriate software on your Mac. For details, visit the following URL. http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/ Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 78: Checking The Computer System

    64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or newer is required to use disc creation function, etc. Starter (Edition) is not supported. Faster processor is recommended. Notes Operation with all computer environments is not assured. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 79: Notes On Installation

    All image files may be shown as separate files on a computer, however, the files will be handled properly by the import function and the playback function of the camcorder or the “PlayMemories Home” software. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 80 Customizing your camcorder 2. Select [Yes] on the camcorder screen. Troubleshooting 3. Disconnect the USB cable. Maintenance and precautions If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8, click , then click Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 81: The Devices On Which The Created Disc Can Be Played Back

    Playing images on a TV DVD disc with high definition image quality (HD) Saving images with an external ® AVCHD format playback devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray disc player or a PlayStation device Notes Customizing your camcorder The AVCHD recording disc can be played back only on AVCHD format compatible devices.
  • Page 82 If the icon is not displayed on the computer screen, click [Start] [All Programs] [PlayMemories Home] the desired item. For details on “PlayMemories Home,” select (“PlayMemories Home Help Guide”) on the software or visit the PlayMemories Home support page (http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/). Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 83: Downloading The Dedicated Software For The Camcorder

    Furthermore, this software can restore the music files that were supplied with your camcorder. Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Notes The software that can be used with your camcorder will differ, depending on the countries/regions. Contents list Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 84 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Saving images on an external media device > Saving images on an external media device easily (models with an AC Adaptor) Operation Search Before use Saving images on an external media device easily (models with an AC Adaptor) Getting started...
  • Page 85 Operation is not guaranteed with all devices satisfying the operating requirements. For details on available external media devices, go to the Sony support website in your country/region. The number of scenes you can save on the external media device is as follows. However, even if the external media device has free space, you cannot save scenes exceeding the following number.
  • Page 86 If you want to copy images that have not yet been copied, select [Edit/Copy] [Direct Copy] while your camcorder is connected to the external media device. Related topics Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 87 To play back high definition image quality (HD) movies on your computer On the “PlayMemories Home” software, select the drive that represents the external media device connected, and then play movies. Related topics Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 88 USB hub Playing images on a TV media devices with built-in USB hub card reader Saving images with an external device Back to top Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 89 (left channel) or the red (right channel) plug to the audio input jack on the device. Related topics Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Copying date and time information: [Data Code] Using 4:3 screen size display device: Type] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 90: Setting Up Menu Items

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Using menu items > Setting up menu items Operation Search Setting up menu items Before use Getting started The camcorder has various menu items under each of 6 menu categories. Recording Shooting Mode (Items for selecting a shooting mode) Camera/Mic (Items for customized shooting)
  • Page 91 Grayed out menu items or settings are not available. Your camcorder displays the reason why you cannot select the menu item or the instruction of under which condition you can set the menu item. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 92 Getting started You can select the movie recording mode. Recording [Shooting Mode] [Movie]. Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Back to top Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 93 Getting started You can select the photo shooting mode. Recording [Shooting Mode] [Photo]. Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Back to top Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 94: White Balance

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > White Balance Operation Search White Balance Before use Getting started You can adjust the color balance to the recording environment. Recording Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder...
  • Page 95 Set [White Balance] to [Auto] or adjust the color in [One Push] under white or cool white fluorescent lamps. While you are recording a movie, (One Push) cannot be set. If you set [White Balance], [Scene Selection] is set to [Auto]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 96 2. Touch the subject of which you want to adjust the exposure and focus. To adjust the brightness and focus automatically, touch [Auto]. Contents list Notes [Exposure] and [Focus] are automatically set to [Manual]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 97 Maintenance and precautions Contents list 2. Touch the subject of which you want to adjust the exposure. To return the setting to automatic exposure, touch [Auto]. Notes [Exposure] is automatically set to [Manual]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 98 Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions 2. Touch the subject of which you want to adjust the focus. To adjust the focus automatically, touch [Auto]. Contents list Notes [Focus] is automatically set to [Manual]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 99 Maintenance and precautions Contents list Auto The exposure is adjusted automatically. Manual Select if the subject is white or the backlight is bright, or select if the subject is black or the light is dim. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 100: To Adjust The Focus

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Focus Operation Search Focus Before use Getting started You can adjust the focus manually. You can select this function also when you want to focus on a Recording certain subject intentionally.
  • Page 101 Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 102 Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder 2. Select the desired item. Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list The Low Lux function is not used. On ( ) The Low Lux function is used. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 103: Scene Selection

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Scene Selection Operation Search Scene Selection Before use Getting started You can record images effectively in various situations. Recording [Camera/Mic] Camera Settings] [Scene Selection]. Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder...
  • Page 104 Takes bright pictures of a white landscape. Adjusted to focus on subjects farther away only. Adjusted not to focus on subjects a short distance away. Notes If you set [Scene Selection], the [White Balance] setting is canceled. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 105 Fades in/out with the white effect. Black Fader ( Fades in/out with the black effect. Images recorded using the [Black Fader] effect may appear dark on the index screen. Notes When you press START/STOP, the setting is cleared. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 106 Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder 2. Select the desired item. Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list Cancels the self-timer. On ( Starts the self-timer recording. To cancel the recording, select [Reset]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 107: Tele Macro

    37 cm (14 5/8 in.). Notes When recording a distant subject, focusing may be difficult and can take some time. Adjust the focus manually when it is hard to focus automatically. Related topics Zooming [Focus] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 108 The SteadyShot function is not used. Notes The angle of view will be changed after changing the settings of the [ SteadyShot] function. The zoom magnification varies depending on the [ SteadyShot] setting. [Details] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 109 Saving images with an external [Camera/Mic] Camera Settings] SteadyShot]. device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list 2. Select the desired item. The SteadyShot function is used. Off ( The SteadyShot function is not used. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 110: Digital Zoom

    HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E: Up to 320 zoom is performed digitally. A: The zooming zone appears when you select [350 ]/[320 Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 111: Auto Back Light

    Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder 2. Select the desired item. Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list The exposure for backlit subjects is adjusted automatically. Does not adjust the exposure for backlit subjects. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 112: Face Detection

    Notes Faces may not be detected depending on recording conditions, subject conditions, and the setting of your camcorder. Related topics Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority) (Models with touch panel) [Smile Shutter] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 113: Smile Shutter

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Smile Shutter Operation Search Smile Shutter Before use Getting started The shutter is released automatically when the camcorder detects a smile. Recording If you do not want to take photos automatically, select [Off]. Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external...
  • Page 114 Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 115: Smile Sensitivity

    Customizing your camcorder 2. Select the desired item. Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Big Smile Contents list Detects a big smile. Normal Smile Detects a normal smile. Slight Smile Detects even a slight smile. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 116 The [Closer Voice] function does not activate while an external microphone is connected to the camcorder. When you want to record the sound clearly without any interference, for example when you record a music concert, set [Closer Voice] to [Off]. Related topics [Face Detection] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 117 2. Select the desired item. Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list The microphone does not record sound following zooming in or out. On ( The microphone records sound following zooming in or out. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 118 Reduces the wind noise. Notes When you set [Auto Wind NR] to [Off], Intelligent Auto is set to [Off]. [Auto Wind NR] will not function while an external microphone is attached to your camcorder. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 119 Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions 2. Select the desired item. Contents list Disables wind noise reduction. On ( Enables wind noise reduction. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 120 Records various ambient sounds, converting them into the appropriate level. Low ( Records ambient sound faithfully. Select [Low] when you want to record an exciting and powerful sound in a concert hall, etc. (This setting is not suitable for recording conversations.) Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 121 2. Select the menu item that you want to assign to a My Button using Maintenance and precautions Contents list 3. Select one of the My Buttons to which the menu item will be assigned. 4. Select Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 122: Grid Line

    Contents list Does not display the grid lines. Displays the grid lines. Notes The outer frame of grid lines shows the display area of a TV which is not compatible with full pixel display. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 123: Display Setting

    Always displays. The rec & zoom buttons on the LCD screen is not displayed (models with touch panel). Notes You cannot change the setting of the icons or indicators on the LCD screen while in the playback mode. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 124: Rec Mode

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Image Quality/Size > REC Mode Operation Search REC Mode Before use Getting started You can switch the recording mode to select the movie quality when recording high definition image Recording quality (HD) movies.
  • Page 125: Types Of Media Devices On Which The Images Can Be Saved

    Frame Rate] is set to [60p] (models with the NTSC color system) or [50p] (models with the PAL color system). ** Models with internal memory Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information [Frame Rate] Recording standard definition image quality (STD) movie: HD/MP4/STD Setting Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 126: Frame Rate

    ** HDR-CX220E/ CX230E/ CX280E/ CX290E/ CX320E/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ220E/ PJ230E/ PJ320E/ PJ380E/ PJ390E Notes The media that the recorded images can be saved on will depend on the recording mode that has been set during recording. Related topics REC Mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 127 Records movies in standard definition image quality (STD). This is useful for saving your movies to a DVD. Notes When you play or edit movies, only movies with the selected image quality will be displayed on your camcorder. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 128: Wide Mode

    Records movies to the full screen on a 4:3 TV screen. Notes For details on the holizontal/vertical ratio of the TV that will be connected, refer to the instruction manuals of the TV. Related topics Type] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 129 Select this setting if the recorded movies will be played back on an x.v.Color-compliant TV. Records in ordinary color range. Notes If the movie recorded with this function [On] is played back on a non-x.v.Color-compliant TV, the color may not be reproduced correctly. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 130: Image Size

    2. Select the desired image size. Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list Notes The image size selected with this setting takes effect for photos taken by the Dual Capture function [Details]. Related topics Expected number of recordable photos Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 131: Event View

    [Event View]. Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Related topics Maintenance and precautions Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 132: Highlight Movie

    Customizing your camcorder 2. Select the desired Highlight Movie. Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Related topics Contents list Converting Highlight Playback scenes or Highlight Scenarios to standard definition image quality (STD) (Highlight Movie) Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 133 Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder 2. Select the desired scenario. Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Related topics Contents list Saving Highlight Playback in high definition image quality (HD) (Scenario Save) Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 134 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Edit/Copy > Delete Operation Search Delete Before use Getting started [Edit/Copy] [Delete]. Recording Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder 2.
  • Page 135 Related topics Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Release protection: [Protect] [Format] To divide a movie: Dividing a movie Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 136: To Remove The Protection Of An Event

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Edit/Copy > Protect Operation Search Protect Before use Getting started Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake. Recording will be displayed on the protected images. Playback [Edit/Copy] [Protect].
  • Page 137 Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 138 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Edit/Copy > Copy Operation Search Copy Before use Getting started You can copy images stored on the recording media of the camcorder. The original copy of the image Recording will not be deleted after the copy operation has been completed.
  • Page 139 Differences in supplied items Checking the image copied: [Media Select (HDR-CX230/ CX230E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ230/ PJ230E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E)] Saving images on an external media device easily (models with an AC Adaptor) Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 140: Direct Copy

    Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions 3. Follow the instructions that appear on the LCD screen. Contents list Related topics Saving images on an external media device easily (models with an AC Adaptor) Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 141 You can select the recording medium on which the images will be saved. Playback [Setup] Media Settings] [Media Select]. Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions 2. Select the desired recording medium. Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 142: Media Info

    Since there is a management file area, the used space is not displayed as 0 % even if you perform [Format]. [Details] Related topics [Media Select (HDR-CX230/ CX230E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ230/ PJ230E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E)] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 143 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Format Operation Search Format Before use Getting started Formatting deletes all the movies and photos to recover recordable free space. Recording [Setup] Media Settings] [Format]. Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device...
  • Page 144 Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 145 Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting 2. Select the recording medium that you want to repair, and then select Maintenance and precautions Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 146: File Number

    Assigns file numbers in sequence, following the largest file number existing on the recording medium. When the memory card is replaced with another one, the file number is assigned for each memory card. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 147: Data Code

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Data Code Operation Search Data Code Before use Getting started During playback, your camcorder displays the information recorded automatically at the time of Recording recording. You can check the following information. [Setup] Playback Settings] [Data Code].
  • Page 148 IRIS (Aperture value) Gain Brightness Exposure Notes The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect your camcorder to a TV. Depending on the recording media condition, [-- -- --] may appear. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 149 You can adjust the volume of playback sound. Recording [Setup] Playback Settings] [Volume]. Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting 2. Adjust the volume using Maintenance and precautions Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 150 [Download Music]. Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions 2. Follow the instructions that appear on the display. Contents list For details, refer to “Music Transfer” Help. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 151 Maintenance and precautions 2. Select [OK] or [Cancel]. Contents list Notes If you delete music files using [Empty Music], the music data recorded on your camcorder at the factory will be deleted as well. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 152 Movies and photos recorded in 16:9 (wide) mode Movies and photos recorded in 4:3 mode Select this to view your movies and photos on a 4:3 standard TV. Movies and photos recorded in 16:9 (wide) mode Movies and photos recorded in 4:3 mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 153: Hdmi Resolution

    ** HDR-CX220E/ CX230E/ CX280E/ CX290E/ CX320E/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ220E/ PJ230E/ PJ320E/ PJ380E/ PJ390E Notes When [ Frame Rate] is set to [60p]*/[50p]** and [HDMI Resolution] is set to [720p/480p]*/[720p/576p]** or [480p]*/[576p]**, HDMI signals cannot be output during recording. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 154 Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting 2. Select the desired item. Maintenance and precautions Contents list Operates your camcorder using the TV’s Remote Commander. Does not operate your camcorder using the TV’s Remote Commander. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 155: Usb Connect

    Select this item when a USB connection does not start even when you connect the camcorder to an Recording external device with the USB Cable. [Setup] Connection] [USB Connect]. Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Back to top Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 156: Usb Connect Setting

    Windows 7 or Windows 8, set [USB Connect Setting] to [Auto]. * “Device Stage” is a menu of Windows 7 or Windows 8, that is used to manage devices (camcorder, camera, etc.) that are connected to the computer. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 157: Usb Lun Setting

    Customizing your camcorder 2. Select the desired item. Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Multi Contents list Use this setting for ordinary operations. Single Try this setting only if you cannot connect to an external device. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 158 Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder 2. Select the desired item. Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list A melody sounds when you start/stop recording, or operate your camcorder. Cancels the melody. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 159: Lcd Brightness

    Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Normal Contents list Normal setting (normal brightness). Bright Select this when the LCD screen is not bright enough. This adjustment does not affect the recorded images in any way. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 160 Turns the power on or off by opening or closing the LCD screen. Does not turn the power on or off by opening or closing the LCD screen. If you want to close the LCD screen while recording a movie, select this setting. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 161: Language Setting

    Playback [Setup] General Settings] [Language Setting]. Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions 2. Select the desired language. Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 162 Do not use a sharp-pointed object for calibration. Doing so may damage the LCD screen. You cannot calibrate the LCD screen if it is rotated, or closed with the screen facing out. Related topics Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 163: Battery Info

    You can check the estimated remaining capacity of the battery. Recording [Setup] General Settings] [Battery Info]. Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting The battery information appears. Back to top Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 164: Power Save

    The camcorder turns off automatically if you do not attempt to operate your camcorder for more than about 1 minute. The backlight of the LCD screen is always on brightly. The camcorder does not turn off automatically. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 165 Even if you use this function, all movies and photos are retained. [Setup] General Settings] [Initialize]. Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Back to top Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 166: Demo Mode

    The movie is saved on the internal memory (models with internal memory). The movie is recorded with high definition image quality (HD). When you operate your camcorder, the demonstration playback will be suspended. Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 167: Date & Time Setting

    You can change this setting without stopping the clock. Does not set the summertime. Sets the summertime. The clock is set to move the time forward 1 hour. Date & Time You can set the clock. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 168: Area Setting

    Select this item when you are going to use the camcorder in the area where you are living. Destination ( Select this item when you want to use the camcorder with the area setting set to another place. Related topics World time difference Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 169: If You Have Problems

    Contents list During repair, we may check a minimum amount of data stored on the internal memory (models with internal memory) in order to investigate the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy nor retain your data. Related topics...
  • Page 170: Overall Operations

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Overall operations Operation Search Overall operations Before use Getting started The power does not turn on. Recording Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder. [Details] Playback The plug of the AC Adaptor (models with an AC Adaptor) has been disconnected from the wall outlet Playing images on a TV (wall socket).
  • Page 171 SteadyShot] (HDR-CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) [Auto Back Light] [Face Detection] Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 172: The Battery Pack Is Quickly Discharged

    [Details] Attach the battery pack to the camcorder correctly. If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor (models with an AC Adaptor) from the wall outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged. [Details] The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct time.
  • Page 173 Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 174: Lcd Screen

    In the default setting, the backlight of the LCD screen turns off automatically if you do not attempt to operate your camcorder for more than about 1 minute ([Power Save]). [Details] Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 175: Memory Card

    Images cannot be played back or the memory card is not recognized. The playback device does not support playing back memory cards. [Details] Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 176: Photos Cannot Be Recorded

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Recording Operation Search Recording Before use Getting started Refer also to “Memory card”. Recording Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images. Playback Playing images on a TV The playback screen is displayed.
  • Page 177: The Auto Focus Does Not Function

    The horizontal to vertical ratio of the movie (16:9 (wide)/4:3) cannot be changed. The horizontal to vertical ratio of high definition image quality (HD) movies and MP4 movies are 16:9 (wide). The auto focus does not function. Set [Focus] to [Auto]. [Details] The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus.
  • Page 178 In the default setting, photos are recorded automatically when the camcorder detects a smile ([Smile Shutter]). [Details] Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 179: Images Cannot Be Played Back

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Playback Operation Search Playback Before use Getting started Images cannot be played back. Recording Select the type of recording media you want to play back. (models with internal memory) [Details] Playback Select the image quality of the movie you want to play back.
  • Page 180 Movies play automatically as a demonstration movie when the filmed movie meets a certain condition on your camcorder. This is not a malfunction. [Details] Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 181 The demonstration movies cannot be deleted (HDR-PJ230/ PJ230E/ PJ380/ Contents list PJ380E/ PJ390E). Release the protection, and then delete them. [Details] Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 182: Playback On The Tv

    Highlight Playback or a scenario will not appear on the LCD screen of the camcorder while it is connected to a TV and play back images. Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 183 [Details] Saving images with an external device Related topics Customizing your camcorder Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Troubleshooting Back to top Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 184: Connecting To A Computer

    When both the Built-in USB Cable and the USB jack of the camcorder are connected to the external devices at the same time, disconnect the one that is not connected to a computer. Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 185: Self-Diagnosis Display

    If indicators appear on the LCD screen, check the following. Recording 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. When you contact them, give them the complete error code Playback beginning with C or E displayed on the screen.
  • Page 186 your camcorder, see “Types of memory card you can use with your camcorder”. No memory card is inserted. [Details] Fast flashing There is not enough free spaces for recording images. After storing the images on other media, delete unnecessary images [Details], or format the memory card [Details]. The image data base file may be damaged.
  • Page 187 Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 188 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators > Warning Indicators Operation Search Warning Indicators Before use Getting started If messages appear on the screen, follow the instructions. Recording Playback Cannot recognize the internal memory. Format and use again. Playing images on a TV The internal memory of the camcorder is set differently from the default format.
  • Page 189 You cannot see the backed-up movies on the camcorder. By connecting the camcorder to a computer after repairing the database, you can import backed-up high definition image quality (HD) movies to the computer using the “PlayMemories Home” software installed on the computer. However, it is not guaranteed that all movies can be imported to the computer.
  • Page 190 Copying movies/photos Data protected. You tried to delete protected data. Release the protection of the data. Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 191: About The Avchd Format

    As the AVCHD format uses a compression coding technology, the picture may be disturbed in device scenes where picture, field angles or brightness, etc. change drastically, but this is not a malfunction. Customizing your camcorder Back to top Troubleshooting Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 192 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > Maintenance and precautions > About the memory card Operation Search About the memory card Before use Getting started A memory card formatted by a computer (Windows OS/Mac OS) is not guaranteed to be compatible Recording with your camcorder.
  • Page 193 “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. This product cannot record or play back data that uses “MagicGate” technology. “MagicGate” is a copyright protection technology that records and transfers the contents in an encrypted format. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 194 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > Maintenance and precautions > About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack Operation Search Before use About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack Getting started Recording Your camcorder operates only with an “InfoLITHIUM” V series battery packs. “InfoLITHIUM”...
  • Page 195 Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If the interval between charges becomes significantly short, the battery pack may need to be replaced with a new one. Each battery’s life depends on storage, operating and environmental conditions. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 196: Notes On Use

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > About handling of your camcorder > On use and care Operation Search On use and care Before use Getting started On recording Recording Notes on use LCD Panel Playback About this manual, illustrations and on-screen displays Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 197: On Use And Care

    Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired. If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping on the product.
  • Page 198: When Not Using Your Camcorder For A Long Time

    Notes on optional accessories We recommend using genuine Sony accessories. Genuine Sony accessories may not be available in some countries/regions. On handling the LCD screen If you leave fingerprints, hand cream, etc. on the LCD screen, the coating of the LCD screen will come off easily.
  • Page 199: About Care And Storage Of The Lens

    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 200 When you bring your camcorder from a cold place into a warm place, put your camcorder in a plastic Maintenance and precautions bag and seal it tightly. Remove the bag when the air temperature inside the plastic bag has reached Contents list the surrounding temperature (after about 1 hour). Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 201 Maintenance and precautions or attach the fully charged battery pack, and leave it with the LCD screen closed for more than 24 hours. Contents list Related topics Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 202 It is recommended that you perform [Empty] to prevent the recovery of your data. Saving images with an external [Details] device Customizing your camcorder Related topics Troubleshooting Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Back to top Maintenance and precautions Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 203: Table Of Contents

    25 ˚C (77 °F). It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 ˚C to 30 ˚C (50 °F to 86 °F). * The charging times are measured without using the USB Connection support cable. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 204: Expected Time Of Recording And Playback With Each Battery Pack

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos > Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack Operation Search Before use Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack Getting started Recording time Recording...
  • Page 205: Playing Time

    Image quality MP4 STD NP-FV30 (supplied) 135 NP-FV50 NP-FV70 NP-FV100 1045 1045 1120 HDR-PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E Battery pack Image quality MP4 STD NP-FV50 (supplied) 240 240 NP-FV70 490 490 NP-FV100 980 980 1045 Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 206: Expected Recording Time Of Movies

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos > Expected recording time of movies Operation Search Before use Expected recording time of movies Getting started Expected recording time of movies Recording Bit-rate and recording pixels Playback...
  • Page 207 Recording mode Recording time 1 h 15 min [60p Quality ]/ [50p Quality (1 h 15 min) 1 h 30 min [Highest Quality (1 h 30 min) [High Quality (2 h) 3 h 40 min [Standard (2 h 45 min) 6 h 25 min [Long Time (5 h 15 min)
  • Page 208 (unit: minute) Recording mode 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB [Standard (210) (420) (845) When using a Sony memory card. Notes The recordable time may vary depending on the recording and subject conditions, [REC Mode] [Details] and [ Frame Rate] [Details].
  • Page 209 Standard definition image quality (STD): HQ: Approx. 9 Mbps (average) 720 576 pixels/ 50i, STD 9 M (HQ), 16:9/ 4:3 Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Expected number of recordable photos Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 210: Expected Number Of Recordable Photos

    480 dots/4:3 Capturing a photo from a movie: 1,920 1,080 dots/16:9 360 dots/16:9 480 dots/4:3 Notes The unique image processing system of Sony’s BIONZ allows still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 211: Zoom Magnification

    To magnify images further (Extended Zoom) (HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ Contents list CX230/ CX230E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E) Set [ SteadyShot] to [Standard] or [Off]. [Details] You can magnify images up to 32 times the original size by extending the wide angle. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 212: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > Using your camcorder abroad > Using your camcorder abroad Operation Search Before use Using your camcorder abroad Getting started Power supply Recording You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor (models with an AC Playback Adaptor) supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range.
  • Page 213 New York/Bogota –04:00 Santiago –03:30 St. John’s –03:00 Brasilia/Montevideo –02:00 Fernando de Noronha –01:00 Azores/Cape Verde Is. Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 214 Stick XC-HG Duo,” “ ,” “MagicGate,” “ ,” “MagicGate Memory Saving images with an external Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony device Corporation. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Customizing your camcorder “x.v.Color”...
  • Page 215 Copies of the licenses (in English) are stored in the internal memory of your camcorder. Establish a Mass Storage connection between your camcorder and a computer, and read the files in the “LICENSE” folder in “PMHOME.” Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...