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Cyber-shot User Guide
Before Use
Operating the camera
Shooting
Viewing
Useful shooting functions
Useful viewing functions
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
DSC-RX100M2

User Guide

Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about the camera.
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 camera. Viewing Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Before Use

    Viewing images on a TV Using the shoulder strap Using with your computer Using the shoulder strap (sold separately) Printing Using the In-Camera Guide Troubleshooting In-Camera Guide Shooting Tip Precautions / About this camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 3: Operating The Camera

    How to use the Fn (Function) button Using MENU items Useful viewing functions Back to top Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 4 List of mode dial functions Intelligent Auto Printing Superior Auto Troubleshooting Program Auto Precautions / About this camera Aperture Priority Shutter Priority Contents list Manual Exposure Memory recall Movie Sweep Panorama Scene Selection Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 5: Viewing Still Images

    Deleting images Changing settings Viewing movies Viewing images on a TV Viewing movies Using with your computer Viewing panoramic images Printing Scrolling panoramic images for display Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 6: Useful Shooting Functions

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions Before Use Useful shooting functions Operating the camera Functions not available for each shooting mode Shooting Functions not available for each shooting mode Viewing MENU items not available for each shooting mode Useful shooting functions Using shooting functions Useful viewing functions...
  • Page 7 Zoom Func. on Ring Control Ring Display Function Button Func. of Center Button Func. of Left Button Func. of Right Button MOVIE Button MF Assist Focus Magnif. Time Face Priority Tracking Face Registration Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 8: Useful Viewing Functions

    Viewing images on a TV Protect Using with your computer Specify Printing Send to Smartphone Printing Send to Computer Troubleshooting View on TV Picture Effect Precautions / About this camera Volume Settings Contents list Playback Display Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 9: Changing Settings

    CTRL FOR HDMI USB Connection USB LUN Setting USB Power Supply Audio signals WPS Push Access Point Settings Edit Device Name Disp MAC Address SSID/PW Reset Airplane Mode Version Language Drop Sensor Demo Mode Initialize Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 10: Viewing Images On A Tv

    Useful shooting functions Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV Useful viewing functions Back to top Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 11: Using With Your Computer

    Importing images to a computer Troubleshooting To disconnect your camera from the computer Precautions / About this camera Creating a disc of movies Contents list Selecting a method for creating a disc of movies Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 12: Printing Still Images

    Printing still images Shooting Printing still images Viewing Back to top Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 13: Troubleshooting

    Using with your computer Memory card Printing Printing Others Troubleshooting Warning indicators and messages Precautions / About this camera Self-diagnosis display Messages Contents list Situations this camera has difficulty handling Situations this camera has difficulty handling Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 14 Recordable time of movies Troubleshooting Using the camera abroad Precautions / About this camera Using the camera abroad Contents list On TV color systems About this camera Carl Zeiss lens AVCHD format License Trademarks Trademarks Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 15 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Contents list Before Use Contents list Operating the camera Shooting Before Use How to use this User Guide Viewing How to use this User Guide Useful shooting functions Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen Useful viewing functions Names of parts Changing settings...
  • Page 16 Shutter Priority Manual Exposure Memory recall Movie Sweep Panorama Scene Selection Back to top Viewing Viewing still images Viewing still images Playback zoom Image Index Deleting images Deleting images Viewing movies Viewing movies Viewing panoramic images Scrolling panoramic images for display Back to top Useful shooting functions Functions not available for each shooting mode...
  • Page 17: Playback Menu

    DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Clear Image Zoom Digital Zoom Long Exposure NR High ISO NR AF Illuminator SteadyShot Color Space Ctrl with Smartphone Write Date Memory File Format Record Setting Image Size(Dual Rec) SteadyShot Audio Recording Wind Noise Reduct. FINDER/LCD Setting Red Eye Reduction Grid Line...
  • Page 18 Protect Specify Printing Send to Smartphone Send to Computer View on TV Picture Effect Volume Settings Playback Display Back to top Changing settings Memory Card Tool menu Format File Number Select REC Folder New Folder Recover Image DB Display Card Space Clock setup menu Date/Time Setup Area Setting...
  • Page 19 Viewing images on a TV Viewing an image on a High Definition (HD) TV Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately) Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV Back to top Using with your computer Recommended computer environment...
  • Page 20 Number of still images and recordable time of movies Number of still images Recordable time of movies Using the camera abroad Using the camera abroad On TV color systems About this camera Carl Zeiss lens AVCHD format License Trademarks Trademarks Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 21: How To Use This User Guide

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Before Use > How to use this User Guide > How to use this User Guide Before Use How to use this User Guide Operating the camera Shooting Selecting a topic to display Viewing Searching a topic by keyword Returning to a previous page...
  • Page 22 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 browser’s back button to return to a previously viewed page, or use the breadcrumb trail navigation (A) to display the desired page.
  • Page 23 Operate the camera in the order indicated. Icons in the operating procedure sentences appear when the camera is in its default settings. The default setting is indicated by indicates information that is useful to know. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 24: Names Of Parts

    Wi-Fi sensor (built-in) Lens For details on compatible accessories for the multi interface shoe, visit the Sony web site, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. You can also use accessories that are compatible with the...
  • Page 25 Light sensor LCD screen Adjust the screen for a comfortable viewing angle to shoot in various positions. Fn (Function) button MOVIE (Movie) button Multi Terminal Supports Micro USB compatible device. HDMI micro jack MENU button Control wheel (Playback) button (In-Camera Guide/Delete) button...
  • Page 26 (N Mark) Touch the mark when you connect the camera to a smartphone equipped with the NFC function. NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard of the short-range wireless communication technology. Speaker Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 27 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Before Use > Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen > List of icons displayed on the screen Before Use Operating the camera List of icons displayed on the screen Shooting List of shooting mode icons Viewing...
  • Page 28 Overlay icon Flash charge in progress AF Illuminator Does not record sound during movie recording Wind Noise Reduction SteadyShot SteadyShot warning NFC active Airplane Mode Drop sensor off Write Date Control Ring function Control wheel function Overheating warning Database file full/Database file error Clear Image Zoom Digital Zoom Buffer writing...
  • Page 29 Picture Effect Auto Object Framing Smile Detection Sensitivity indicator Display Indication Tracking focus Tracking focus guide REC 0:12 Recording time of the movie (m:s) Focus status 1/250 Shutter speed F3.5 Aperture value Metered manual ±0.0 Exposure compensation ±0.0 ISO400 ISO number AE lock Shutter speed indicator Aperture indicator...
  • Page 30 Picture Effect error Auto HDR image error 1/250 Shutter speed F3.5 Aperture value ISO400 ISO number 2013-1-1 Recorded date/time of the playback image 10:37 AM Image number/Number of images recorded in selected View Mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 31: Using The Wrist Strap

    Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the camera from damage by being Viewing dropped. Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 32 2. Attach the shoulder strap (sold separately) to the strap adapters. Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Notes Shoulder strap is sold separately. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 33 The operation guide for the MENU item you have selected in step 2 is displayed. Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Back to top Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 34: Shooting Tip

    Viewing images on a TV To access all shooting tips Using with your computer You can display all shooting tips by MENU [Shooting Tip List]. Printing Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 35: Using The Control Wheel

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Operating the camera > Operating the camera > Using the control wheel Before Use Using the control wheel Operating the camera Shooting Moving the selection frame on the MENU screen, etc. Viewing Selecting an image to be played back Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions...
  • Page 36 Func. of Right Button Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 37 Precautions / About this camera Contents list A: Control Ring B: Active Control Ring function C: Active control wheel function For details on how to assign the functions, see “Control Ring.” [Details] Related Topic Control Ring Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 38 If the selected function setting can be further fine-tuned, press on the control wheel to display the setting screen. To customize functions that are recalled when pressing the Fn (Function) button, see “Function Button.” [Details] Related Topic Function Button Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 39 3. Select the desired item using or by turning the control wheel, and then press 4. Select the desired item following the instructions on the screen, and then press to confirm. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 40: Shooting Still Images

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Shooting still images > Shooting still images Before Use Shooting still images Operating the camera Shooting 1. Set the mode dial to (Intelligent Auto). Viewing Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer...
  • Page 41 The subject is seen through glass. The subject is moving quickly. There is reflective light or shiny surfaces. The subject is backlit or there is a flashing light. Related Topic Viewing still images Image Size Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 42 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Shooting still images > Zoom (Still images) Before Use Zoom (Still images) Operating the camera Shooting Available zoom Viewing Zoom scale Enlarge images with the W/T (zoom) lever when shooting. The camera’s optical zoom function can Useful shooting functions enlarge images up to 3.6×.
  • Page 43 When the Smile Shutter function is activated When [Drive Mode] is set to [Self-portrait] When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] The Face Detection function does not operate when you use other than the optical zoom. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 44: Shooting Movies

    MOVIE button again. Recording may stop to protect the camera depending on the ambient temperature. Related Topic Zoom (Movies) Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec) Movie File Format Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 45 Optical zoom: The camera’s optical zoom function can enlarge images up to 3.6×. Zoom range other than optical zoom [Digital Zoom]: Less than original image quality [Details] Notes [Clear Image Zoom] is not available while recording movies. The camera zooms slowly while recording movies. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 46: Shooting Still Images While Recording A Movie (dual Rec)

    The size of still image that can be shot while recording a movie varies depending on the movie recording setting. For details, see “Image Size(Dual Rec).” [Details] When Dual Rec recording is unavailable, the (still image recording unavailable) indicator appears on the screen. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 47: List Of Mode Dial Functions

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > List of mode dial functions Before Use List of mode dial functions Operating the camera Shooting Set the mode dial to the desired function. Viewing Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV...
  • Page 48 Related Topic Intelligent Auto Superior Auto Program Auto Aperture Priority Shutter Priority Manual Exposure Memory recall Movie Sweep Panorama Scene Selection Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 49: Intelligent Auto

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Intelligent Auto Before Use Intelligent Auto Operating the camera Shooting Scene Recognition Viewing Features of Auto shooting modes Allows you to shoot still images with the settings adjusted automatically. Useful shooting functions 1.
  • Page 50 In [Superior Auto] mode, it takes some time to record an image, because the camera overlays the images. Related Topic Functions not available for each shooting mode MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 51: Superior Auto

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Superior Auto Before Use Superior Auto Operating the camera Shooting The camera combines Scene Recognition and high-quality image technology to automatically shoot Viewing images with the optimal settings. For details on the Scene Recognition function, see “Scene Recognition.”...
  • Page 52 When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the camera does not overlay the images. Related Topic Functions not available for each shooting mode MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 53: Program Auto

    When the brightness changes, the aperture (F value) and shutter speed also change while maintaining the shift amount. When [Flash Mode] setting is changed, program shift is canceled. Related Topic Functions not available for each shooting mode MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 54: Aperture Priority

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Aperture Priority Before Use Aperture Priority Operating the camera Shooting Allows you to adjust the focus range or degree of background defocus. Viewing 1. Set the mode dial to (Aperture Priority).
  • Page 55 The brightness of the image displayed on the screen may differ from the actual recorded image. Related Topic Functions not available for each shooting mode MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 56: Shutter Priority

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Shutter Priority Before Use Shutter Priority Operating the camera Shooting You can shoot still images after adjusting the shutter speed manually. Viewing 1. Set the mode dial to (Shutter Priority).
  • Page 57 When you set the shutter speed slower, using a tripod is recommended to prevent the effects of vibration. If you select slow shutter speeds, it takes time to process the data. Related Topic Functions not available for each shooting mode MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 58: Manual Exposure

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Manual Exposure Before Use Manual Exposure Operating the camera Shooting BULB Viewing You can shoot at your favorite exposure by manually setting the shutter speed and aperture value. 1.
  • Page 59 If the [Smile Shutter] or [Auto HDR] function is used with the shutter speed set to [BULB], the shutter speed is temporarily set to 30 seconds. Related Topic Functions not available for each shooting mode MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 60: Memory Recall

    Check the indicators on the screen before shooting. Related Topic Memory Functions not available for each shooting mode MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 61 Sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture value) manually. (Manual Exposure) 3. Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to record movies. Related Topic Functions not available for each shooting mode MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 62: Sweep Panorama

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Sweep Panorama Before Use Sweep Panorama Operating the camera Shooting Allows you to create a panoramic image from composite images. Viewing Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings 1.
  • Page 63 You pan the camera too quickly or too slowly. There is too much camera shake. Related Topic Scrolling panoramic images for display Panorama: Size Panorama: Direction Functions not available for each shooting mode MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 64: Scene Selection

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Setting REC mode > Scene Selection Before Use Scene Selection Operating the camera Shooting Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene. Viewing 1. Set the mode dial to (Scene Selection).
  • Page 65 (Gourmet) Allows you to shoot a flower or other small item from close up. (Macro) Allows you to shoot the entire range of scenery in sharp focus with vivid colors. (Landscape) Allows you to shoot the reds of the sunset or sunrise beautifully. (Sunset) Allows you to shoot night scenes without losing the dark atmosphere.
  • Page 66 To prevent blurring, the use of a tripod is recommended. Related Topic Functions not available for each shooting mode MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 67 Troubleshooting Rotating an image Precautions / About this camera You can rotate an image by pressing the Fn (Function) button while the still image is displayed. Contents list Related Topic Recover Image DB Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 68: Playback Zoom

    Press on the control wheel to cancel playback zoom. Notes Initially the image is enlarged greatly when you use the playback zoom. Adjust to the desired zoom scale using the W/T (zoom) lever. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 69: Image Index

    Select the left side bar with the control wheel, then select the desired folder using Press on the control wheel to switch the display between still images/movies (View Mode). Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Related Topic Still/Movie Select Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 70 (Delete) button [Delete] on the control wheel Useful viewing functions Changing settings Related Topic Viewing images on a TV Delete Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 71 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Viewing > Viewing movies > Viewing movies Before Use Viewing movies Operating the camera Shooting 1. Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode. Viewing 2. MENU [Still/Movie Select] [Folder View(MP4)] or [AVCHD View]. Useful shooting functions To return to still image playback mode, select [Folder View(Still)].
  • Page 72 Notes You may not be able to play back some images shot using other cameras. Related Topic Still/Movie Select Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 73 A: Shows the displayed area of the whole panoramic image Precautions / About this camera Contents list Control wheel Action Starts scrolling playback/pauses scrolling playback Panoramic images recorded using another camera may not scroll correctly when played. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 74 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Functions not available for each shooting mode > Functions not available for each shooting mode Before Use Operating the camera Functions not available for each shooting mode Shooting Functions not available for each REC modes Viewing Functions not available for each [Scene Selection]...
  • Page 75 — — Blur) — (Sports Action) — (Pet) — (Gourmet) — (Macro) — (Landscape) — (Sunset) — (Night Scene) (Hand-held — — Twilight) — (Night Portrait) — — — (Fireworks) (High — Sensitivity) * Smile Shutter cannot be selected. Functions not available for each [Picture Effect] Flash Smile/Face Tracking...
  • Page 76 There may be some options that cannot be selected even in a function marked with Available functions may be limited by other conditions. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 77 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Functions not available for each shooting mode > MENU items not available for each shooting mode Before Use Operating the camera MENU items not available for each shooting mode Shooting Still/Movie shooting menu items not available in some REC modes Viewing...
  • Page 78 AF Illuminator SteadyShot (Still) Color Space Ctrl with Smartphone Shooting Tip List Write Date — — Scene Selection — — — — — — — — Memory recall — — — — — — — — Memory File Format Record Setting Image Size(Dual Rec) SteadyShot (Movie) Audio Recording...
  • Page 79 There may be some options that cannot be selected even in a function marked with Available functions may be limited by other conditions. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 80: Tracking Focus

    However, if the target of the tracking focus is a specified face, the camera keeps tracking on that face even if the face disappears from the screen. Related Topic Smile/Face Detect. Face Priority Tracking Functions not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 82: In Shooting Mode

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > DISP (Display Contents) Before Use DISP (Display Contents) Operating the camera Shooting Displaying histogram Viewing 1. Press (Display Contents) on the control wheel, then select a desired mode. Useful shooting functions Selectable modes can be set using MENU [DISP Button].
  • Page 83: In Playback Mode

    Histogram In playback mode Shows recording information. Display Info. Displays the histogram and recording information. Histogram Does not show recording information. No Disp. Info. Graphic display The graphic display shows the shutter speed and the aperture value graphically in the picture, so that you can easily understand the exposure system.
  • Page 84 A large difference in the histogram displayed during shooting and playback may occur when: The flash strobes. The shutter speed is slow or fast. The histogram may not appear for images recorded using other cameras. Related Topic DISP Button Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 85: Flash Mode

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Flash Mode Before Use Flash Mode Operating the camera Shooting You can also change [Flash Mode] using MENU. Viewing 1. Press (Flash Mode) on the control wheel. When another function is assigned to the control wheel, press the MENU button Useful shooting functions [Flash Mode].
  • Page 86 Related Topic Functions not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 87: Exposure Comp

    If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, the exposure adjustment may not be effective. Related Topic Functions not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 88: Photo Creativity

    When you set [Photo Creativity] in [Superior Auto] mode, overlaying images are disabled. Related Topic Picture Effect Functions not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 89: Drive Mode

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Drive Mode Before Use Drive Mode Operating the camera Shooting Automatic shooting with Self-portrait timer Viewing You can set a drive mode, such as continuous, self-timer, or bracket shooting. You can select the [Drive Mode] also from MENU.
  • Page 90 Do not move your camera after the beep sounds. You can also shoot an image by pressing the shutter button during this operation. Related Topic Functions not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 91: Image Size

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Image Size Before Use Image Size Operating the camera Shooting [Image Size] determines the size of the image file that is recorded when you take an image. Viewing The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed on large-format paper.
  • Page 92 When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the RAW image size corresponds to L. Related Topic Aspect Ratio Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 93: Aspect Ratio

    Changing settings For viewing on a computer. Viewing images on a TV For shooting in composition as a medium format camera. Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 94 You cannot use the following functions when [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG]. Zoom functions other than optical zoom [Auto HDR] [Picture Effect] [Auto Object Framing] Related Topic MENU items not available for each shooting mode “Image Data Converter” Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 95 Horizontal: 8192 × 1856 Shoots images at wide size. Viewing images on a TV Wide Vertical: 5536 × 2160 Using with your computer Horizontal: 12416 × 1856 Printing Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 96 Pan the camera from the bottom to the top. Viewing images on a TV Down Pan the camera from the top to the bottom. Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Related Topic Sweep Panorama Precautions / About this camera Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 97: Focus Mode

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Focus Mode Before Use Focus Mode Operating the camera Shooting Selects the focus method to suit the movement of the subject. Viewing AF stands for “Auto Focus,” a function that adjusts the focus automatically. 1.
  • Page 98 Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 99: Autofocus Area

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Autofocus Area Before Use Autofocus Area Operating the camera Shooting Using Flexible Spot Viewing You can change the focusing area. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode.
  • Page 100 1. Use the control wheel to adjust the position of the AF range finder frame where you want to focus, then press To reset the setting, press again. Related Topic MENU items not available for each shooting mode Tracking focus Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 101: Soft Skin Effect

    Using with your computer Printing Notes Troubleshooting The [Soft Skin Effect] may not be visible depending on the subject. Precautions / About this camera Related Topic Contents list MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 102 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Smile/Face Detect. Before Use Smile/Face Detect. Operating the camera Shooting Using Smile Shutter Viewing When the Face Detection function is used, the camera detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts [Autofocus Area], [Flash Mode], [Exposure Comp.], [White Balance] and [Red Eye Reduction] settings Useful shooting functions automatically.
  • Page 103 If a smile is not detected, set the smile detection sensitivity to [On: Slight Smile]. Notes Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions. Related Topic Tracking focus Face Registration Functions not available for each shooting mode MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 104: Auto Object Framing

    When [ISO] is set to [Multi Frame Noise Reduct.] When [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [Off], you cannot use [Auto Object Framing] for faces. Related Topic MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 105 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > ISO Before Use Operating the camera Shooting 1. MENU [ISO] desired mode Viewing In case you select [Multi Frame Noise Reduct.] or [ISO AUTO], press on the control wheel to display the setting screen, then select a desired value.
  • Page 106 When [ISO] is set to [Multi Frame Noise Reduct.], the camera overlays the images. It takes more time to record an image, and the flash does not operate. Related Topic MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 107: Metering Mode

    (Spot metering). This function is useful when the subject is backlit or when there is Printing strong contrast between the subject and the background. Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera (Spot) Contents list Related Topic MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 108: Flash Comp

    ISO (when [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO]). Flash compensation changes the amount of flash Printing light only. Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Related Topic Contents list MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 109: White Balance

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > White Balance Before Use White Balance Operating the camera Shooting To capture a basic white color in [Custom Setup] mode Viewing Adjusts color tones according to the surrounding light conditions. Use this function if image color appears unnatural.
  • Page 110 Balance function. Daylight (White as Standard) Cloudy (Bluish) Fluorescent (Green-tinged) Incandescent (Reddish) To capture a basic white color in [Custom Setup] mode 1. MENU [White Balance] [Custom Setup] 2. Hold the camera so that the white area fully covers the AF area located in the center, and then press the shutter button down.
  • Page 111 Related Topic MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 112: Auto Hdr

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > DRO/Auto HDR Before Use DRO/Auto HDR Operating the camera Shooting D-Range Optimizer Viewing Auto HDR Corrects the brightness or contrast. Useful shooting functions 1. MENU [DRO/Auto HDR] desired mode Useful viewing functions...
  • Page 113 HDR images. If the camera detects such situation, indicated on the recorded image to inform you of this situation. Shoot again, as necessary, recomposing or paying attention to the blur. Related Topic MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 114: Creative Style

    (Sharpness) Notes When [Creative Style] is set to [Black & White], [Saturation] cannot be adjusted. Related Topic MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 115: Picture Effect

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Picture Effect Before Use Picture Effect Operating the camera Shooting Select the desired effect filter to achieve a more impressive and artistic expression. Viewing 1.
  • Page 116 (Soft High-key) Allows you to shoot an image that makes a strong impression by leaving a specified color on portions of a monochrome image. You can select the color to be left using (Partial Color) Creates an intense, high-contrast image in black and white. (High Contrast Mono.)
  • Page 117 (Miniature) Allows you to shoot an image with ink bleed and blurring effects as if it painted with watercolors. (Watercolor) Allows you to shoot an illustration-like image by emphasizing the outlines. You can set the effect intensity using (Illustration) To add an effect to a movie The following [Picture Effect] modes are effective for movies.
  • Page 118 Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 119: Clear Image Zoom

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Clear Image Zoom Before Use Clear Image Zoom Operating the camera Shooting Total zoom scale when [Clear Image Zoom] is selected (including 3.6× optical zoom) Viewing [Clear Image Zoom] allows you to enlarge the image with close to the original image quality when shooting still images.
  • Page 120 Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 121: Digital Zoom

    When [Drive Mode] is set to [Self-portrait]. When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG]. When [ISO] is set to [Multi Frame Noise Reduct.]. The Face Detection function does not operate in the range of [Digital Zoom]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 122: Long Exposure Nr

    When [Drive Mode] is set to [Cont. Shooting], [Spd Priority Cont.], [Self-timer(Cont)] or [Bracket: Contents list Cont.] When [Scene Selection] is set to (Sports Action) or (Hand-held Twilight) In [Sweep Panorama] mode Related Topic MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 123: High Iso Nr

    Using with your computer Printing Notes Troubleshooting Noise reduction is not available for RAW images. Precautions / About this camera Contents list Related Topic MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 124 AF operates with priority on subjects located near the center of the frame. The AF illuminator emits very bright light. Although there is no health hazard, do not look directly into the AF illuminator emitter at close range. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 125 Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Sets whether or not to use [SteadyShot]. Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 126: Color Space

    When displaying images that were recorded with Adobe RGB on the camera or non-Adobe RGB- Contents list compliant devices, the images are displayed with low saturation. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 127 “PlayMemories Mobile” to your smartphone from the application store. If “PlayMemories Mobile” has Viewing images on a TV already been installed on your smartphone, update it to the latest version. For details on “PlayMemories Mobile”, refer to the support website (http://www.sony.net/pmm/). Using with your computer 1. MENU...
  • Page 128 Movies cannot be recorded on a smartphone. Connect to the camera from an Android smartphone 1. Start “PlayMemories Mobile” on your smartphone. 2. Select (DIRECT-XXXX : DSC-XXXX). 3. Input the password displayed on the camera. The smartphone is connected to the camera. Connect to the camera from an iOS smartphone 1.
  • Page 129 The smartphone is connected to the camera. 3. Start “PlayMemories Mobile” on your smartphone. Connect the camera to an Android smartphone with one touch (One- touch remote (NFC)) You can connect the camera to an NFC smartphone with just one touch, without the need for complicated settings.
  • Page 130 Select [Off] or [Auto]. Self-timer Select [Off], [2sec] or [10sec]. Select [Off], [Review Only] or [Review, Save Image]. Review If you select [Review, Save Image], you can also save still pictures on your Check smartphone. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 131: Write Date

    If you shoot images with the date once, you cannot delete the date from the images later. The dates are doubly printed, if you set the camera to superimpose the dates when printing. The recorded time of the image cannot be superimposed on the image. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 132 (Memory recall) after completing the shooting settings, the recalled [Memory] values are given priority and the original settings may become invalid. Check the indicators on the screen before shooting. Related Topic Memory recall MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 133: File Format

    WEB uploads and e-mail attachments. No discs can be created from MP4 movies, even if you use the software “PlayMemories Home.” Precautions / About this camera Contents list Related Topic AVCHD format Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 134: Record Setting

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Record Setting Before Use Record Setting Operating the camera Shooting The larger the size of the movie image, the higher the image quality. The higher the amount of data Viewing used per second (average bit-rate), the higher the image quality.
  • Page 135 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)] or [24p 24M(FX)]/[25p 24M(FX)], it will take time, as the image quality must be converted. To save [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)], [60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)] or [24p 24M(FX)]/[25p 24M(FX)] movies without converting the image quality, use Blu-ray discs. Related Topic File Format Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 136 For prints up to A3 (11×17”) Precautions / About this camera S: 3.2M For prints up to 10×15 cm (4×6”) or 13×18 cm (5×7”) Contents list Related Topic MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 137 If you change the setting for [SteadyShot], the angle of view will change. Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Related Topic Contents list Shooting movies MENU items not available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 138: Audio Recording

    Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Notes When [Audio Recording] is set to [On], the sound of the lens and camera operating will be Troubleshooting recorded. Precautions / About this camera Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 139: Wind Noise Reduct

    If [Wind Noise Reduct.] is set to [On] even though the wind is not blowing strongly, recorded sounds Printing other than the wind may be hard to hear. Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 140 Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Notes Printing [FINDER/LCD Setting] can only be set when a compliant electronic viewfinder (sold separately) is attached. Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 141: Red Eye Reduction

    [Red Eye Reduction] is set to [Off] in the following situations: In [Sweep Panorama] mode When (Night Scene) or (Hand-held Twilight) mode is selected in [Scene Selection]. When the Smile Shutter function is activated. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 142: Grid Line

    Diag. + Printing Square Placing a subject on the diagonal line can express an uplifting and powerful feeling. Troubleshooting Grid Does not display grid lines. Precautions / About this camera Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 143: Auto Review

    Notes Precautions / About this camera Depending on the setting, such as [DRO/Auto HDR] and [Soft Skin Effect], etc., the camera may display an unprocessed image temporarily before the effect-processed image. Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 144 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > DISP Button Before Use DISP Button Operating the camera Shooting When shooting, set available screen display mode by pressing the DISP (Display Contents) button on Viewing the control wheel.
  • Page 145 Related Topic DISP (Display Contents) Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 146: Peaking Level

    Since the camera judges that sharp areas are in focus, the peaking level differs, depending on the Contents list subject, shooting situation. The outline of in-focus ranges is not enhanced when the camera is connected using an HDMI cable. Related Topic Peaking Color Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 147: Peaking Color

    Enhances outlines in white. Using with your computer Printing Notes Troubleshooting This item cannot be set when [Peaking Level] is set to [Off]. Precautions / About this camera Contents list Related Topic Peaking Level Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 148: Control Ring

    (Intelligent Auto) Zoom (Superior Auto) Program shift (Program Auto) Aperture (Aperture Priority) Shutter Speed (Shutter Priority) Aperture (Manual Exposure) (Sweep Panorama) Shooting direction (Scene Selection) Scene Selection Related Topic How to use Control Ring Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 149 In the following cases, the zoom will be [Standard] even if [Step] is set. Precautions / About this camera When you zoom using the W/T (zoom) lever Contents list While recording movies While zoom functions other than optical are used Related Topic Control Ring Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 150: Control Ring Display

    Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Sets whether to display animation. Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 151: Function Button

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Function Button Before Use Function Button Operating the camera Shooting You can customize the seven functions (A) assigned to the Fn (Function) button. Viewing Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings...
  • Page 152 How to use the Fn (Function) button Exposure Comp. Focus Mode Autofocus Area Drive Mode Metering Mode Flash Mode Flash Comp. White Balance DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Soft Skin Effect Quality Image Size Smile/Face Detect. Aspect Ratio Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 153: Ael Toggle

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Func. of Center Button Before Use Func. of Center Button Operating the camera Shooting Functions assigned when [Func. of Center Button] is set to [Standard] Viewing AEL toggle AF/MF Control Toggle...
  • Page 154: Focus Magnifier

    [Func. of Center Button] [Focus Magnifier] 2. Press to enlarge the image. You can set the length of time the image will be enlarged using [Focus Magnif. Time]. Related Topic Focus Magnif. Time Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 155 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Func. of Left Button Before Use Func. of Left Button Operating the camera Shooting Allows you to select frequently used functions and assign them to the left button. Viewing 1.
  • Page 156 Auto Object Framing Soft Skin Effect Metering Mode Flash Comp. White Balance DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Image Size Aspect Ratio Quality Memory Ctrl with Smartphone Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 157 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Func. of Right Button Before Use Func. of Right Button Operating the camera Shooting Allows you to select frequently used functions and assign them to the right button. Viewing 1.
  • Page 158 Soft Skin Effect Metering Mode Flash Comp. White Balance DRO/Auto HDR Creative Style Picture Effect Image Size Aspect Ratio Quality Memory Ctrl with Smartphone Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 159: Movie Button

    Movie Mode Only Movie recording starts only when the shooting mode is set to (Movie). Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 160 Using with your computer Off Does not enlarge the image. Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Notes You cannot use [MF Assist] when shooting movies. Contents list Related Topic Focus Magnif. Time Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 161 Enlarges the display with no limit. Press the shutter button to cancel enlargement of the Using with your computer Limit display. Printing Troubleshooting Related Topic Precautions / About this camera MF Assist Contents list Func. of Center Button Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 162: Face Priority Tracking

    On The camera tracks with priority assigned to a face while using the tracking focus function. Viewing images on a TV Off The camera does not give priority to a face while tracking. Using with your computer Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 163: Face Registration

    [Face Registration] [Order Exchanging] 2. Select a face for which you want to change the priority. 3. Select the priority level. The smaller the number, the higher the priority. Related Topic Smile/Face Detect. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 164 Image Index Troubleshooting Protect Specify Printing — — Precautions / About this camera Send to Smartphone Contents list Send to Computer View on TV — — Picture Effect — — Volume Settings Playback Display Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 165 Use a sufficiently charged battery to register images. If a battery with a low charge is used to register images, it may not be possible to transfer all of the data or the data may be corrupted if the battery charge runs out. Related Topic Recover Image DB Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 166 Deletes all still images and movies in the selected folder at once. (All in Folder) Printing (All AVCHD view files) Deletes all AVCHD movies at once. Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Related Topic Contents list Deleting images Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 167: Slide Show

    5 Sec 10 Sec 30 Sec Image Type Plays back all still images as normal images. Display 3D Only Plays back 3D images only. Related Topic MENU items not available for each view mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 168 Select the left side bar with the control wheel, then select the desired folder using Troubleshooting Press on the control wheel to switch the display mode between still images and movies (View Precautions / About this camera Mode). Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 169 (Cancel All Images) Troubleshooting Cancels the protection of all movies (MP4). (Cancel All Movies(MP4)) Precautions / About this camera (Cancel All AVCHD view Cancels the protection of all AVCHD movies. files) Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 170: Specify Printing

    Sets whether or not to date the DPOF marked images when printing them. Notes (Print order) mark cannot be added to movies. You can add a (Print order) mark to a maximum 999 images. Related Topic Printing still images Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 171: Send To Smartphone

    Useful shooting functions application store. If “PlayMemories Mobile” has already been installed on your smartphone, update it to the latest version. Useful viewing functions For details on “PlayMemories Mobile”, refer to the support website (http://www.sony.net/pmm/). Changing settings 1. MENU [Send to Smartphone]...
  • Page 172 If you have attached a tripod to the camera, remove the tripod temporarily. Confirm that the NFC functions are activated on the smartphone. When the camera is in Airplane mode, connection to a smartphone is not possible. Set [Airplane Mode] to [Off]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 173: Send To Computer

    To transfer images to another computer, use a USB cable to connect the camera to the personal Troubleshooting computer, then operate the camera with “PlayMemories Home”. Precautions / About this camera Related Topic Contents list WPS Push Access Point Settings Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 174: View On Tv

    Displaying the images on the TV may take time. Movies cannot be shown on TV using Wi-Fi. Use an HDMI cable (sold separately). Related Topic WPS Push Access Point Settings Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 175 Adds illustration-like effects to images by emphasizing contours, etc. (Illustration) Using with your computer Printing Notes Troubleshooting You cannot use [Picture Effect] for the following images: Precautions / About this camera Panoramic images Movies Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 176: Volume Settings

    Changing settings You can adjust the volume while listening to the actual sound. Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 177: Playback Display

    Useful viewing functions Auto Rotate Displays in portrait orientation. Manual Rotate Displays in landscape orientation. Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 178 [Enter] Changing settings Notes Viewing images on a TV Note that formatting permanently erases all data including even protected images. Using with your computer Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 179: File Number

    Starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed. (When the recording folder contains a Viewing images on a TV Reset file, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.) Using with your computer Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 180: Select Rec Folder

    You cannot select a folder with a number that has only “ MSDCF” or “ ANV01” as a recording folder. Using with your computer You cannot move recorded images to another folder. Printing Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 181: New Folder

    Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new Troubleshooting folder is automatically created. Precautions / About this camera Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 182: Recover Image Db

    Viewing images on a TV Use a sufficiently charged battery. Low battery power during repairs can cause damage to data. Using with your computer Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 183: Display Card Space

    1. MENU [Display Card Space] Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Back to top Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 184 Viewing images on a TV Daylight Svg.: You can select Summer Time ON/OFF. Using with your computer Date Format: You can select the date and time display format. Printing Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 185: Area Setting

    Daylight Savings time using Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera 3. Press Contents list [Enter]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 186: Menu Start

    Displays the last item set. This makes it easier to quickly reset the item you set Previous Viewing images on a TV previously. Using with your computer Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 187: Mode Dial Guide

    Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Sets whether to display [Mode Dial Guide]. Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 188: Lcd Brightness

    Using with your computer Printing Notes Troubleshooting When this is set to [Auto], do not cover the light sensor with your hand or anything else. [Details] Precautions / About this camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 189: Viewfinder Bright

    Manual Allows you to adjust the brightness within the range of -1 to +1. Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 190: Power Save

    If the camera is not operated for a certain period of time, the screen goes dark. Changing settings Standard The setting of [Power Saving Start Time] is effective. Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 191: Power Saving Start Time

    Precautions / About this camera The camera does not enter “Auto power-off function” under conditions such as during a slideshow, when recording movies or when the camera is connected to a computer. Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 192 When the NTSC mode is selected, the “Running on NTSC.” message always appears on the start- up screen each time you turn the camera on. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 193: Upload Settings

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > Upload Settings Before Use Upload Settings Operating the camera Shooting Transferring image data using the Eye-Fi card Viewing Sets whether to use the upload function of an Eye-Fi card (commercially available), when you use the Eye-Fi card with this camera.
  • Page 194 Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 195: Hdmi Resolution

    Printing Notes Troubleshooting If you cannot display the screen properly with the [Auto] setting, select either [1080p] or [1080i], depending on the TV to be connected. Precautions / About this camera Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 196: Ctrl For Hdmi

    You can perform the operation of the camera with the remote controller of your TV by connecting your camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV. Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Related Topic Contents list Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 197: Usb Connection

    If Device Stage* does not appear when connecting the camera to a Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer, set [USB Connection] to [Auto]. * Device Stage is a menu screen for managing connected devices, such as a camera. (Function of Windows 7 or Windows 8) Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 198: Usb Lun Setting

    Set to [Multi] under normal conditions. Single Set to [Single] if USB connection in [Multi] setting fails. Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 199: Usb Power Supply

    Changing settings Off Does not use [USB Power Supply] function when a USB connection is established. Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 200: Audio Signals

    Changing settings Off Turns off the beep/shutter sound. Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 201: Wps Push

    In such cases, change the location of the camera or move the Precautions / About this camera camera closer to the access point. Contents list Related Topic Access Point Settings Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 202: Access Point Settings

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Changing settings > Setup menu > Access Point Settings Before Use Access Point Settings Operating the camera Shooting How to use the keyboard Viewing Other setting items You can register your access point manually. Useful shooting functions Before starting the procedure, check the SSID name of the access point, security system, and Useful viewing functions...
  • Page 203 Screen Functions names (1) Input box The characters you entered are displayed. Switch Each time you press , character types are switched among alphabet letters, character numerals and symbols. types Each time you press , the character that you enter will be displayed. For example: If you want to enter “abd”...
  • Page 204 WPS Push Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 205: Edit Device Name

    For input method, refer to “How to use the keyboard.” [Details] Useful viewing functions Changing settings Related Topic Viewing images on a TV WPS Push Using with your computer Access Point Settings Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 206: Disp Mac Address

    Displays the MAC address of the camera. Viewing 1. MENU [Disp MAC Address] Useful shooting functions Back to top Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 207 After resetting the connection information, you must set a smartphone. Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Related Topic Printing Ctrl with Smartphone Send to Smartphone Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 208: Airplane Mode

    Wi-Fi. If you set [Airplane Mode] to [On], an airplane mark will be displayed on the screen. 1. MENU [Airplane Mode] desired mode Useful shooting functions Back to top Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 209 Displays the software version installed on this camera. Viewing 1. MENU [Version] Useful shooting functions Back to top Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 210 Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages. Viewing 1. MENU [Language] desired mode Useful shooting functions Back to top Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 211: Drop Sensor

    Using with your computer [Drop Sensor] function may be activated even if you do not drop the camera, depending on how the Printing camera is used. Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 212: Demo Mode

    Available for protected AVCHD movies. Protect the AVCHD movie with the oldest shooting date and time. Using with your computer Off Does not perform a demonstration. Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 213 Resets only custom settings to the default values. Using with your computer Reset Network Settings Resets all network settings. Printing Troubleshooting Notes Be sure not to remove the battery pack while initializing. Precautions / About this camera Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 214 “PhotoTV HD” allows for a highly-detailed, photo-like expression of subtle textures and colors. When the camera is connected to a Sony TV compatible with Video A mode using an HDMI Cable, your TV is automatically set to the picture quality suitable for still images. When the setting of the TV is set to Video, the picture quality is set to that suitable for movies.
  • Page 215 TV are connected by an HDMI Cable (sold separately). Open the HDMI cover all the way when inserting the HDMI Cable into the camera. Nothing is displayed on the camera screen. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 216 HDMI to another manufacturer’s TV, press MENU [CTRL FOR HDMI] [Off]. Open the HDMI cover all the way when inserting the HDMI Cable into the camera. Nothing is displayed on the screen of the camera. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 217: Recommended Computer Environment

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Using with your computer > Recommended computer environment > Recommended computer environment Before Use Operating the camera Recommended computer environment Shooting Viewing The following computer environment is recommended when using the software “PlayMemories Home” (Windows), “Wireless Auto Import”...
  • Page 218 (high speed transfer), as the camera is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0). When your computer resumes activity from suspend or sleep mode, communication between the camera and your computer may not recover at the same time. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 219 For other details, see (PlayMemories Home Help Guide). Printing Notes Troubleshooting Mac does not support “PlayMemories Home.” Use the application bundled with the Mac to play back images. Precautions / About this camera Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 220 1. Using the Internet browser on your computer, go to the following URL, then click [Install] [Run]. Useful viewing functions www.sony.net/pm If the software “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)” has already been installed on your computer, Changing settings “PlayMemories Home” will overwrite it and will be installed. Although some “PlayMemories Viewing images on a TV Home”...
  • Page 221 To start “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” from the Start menu, select [Start] [All Programs] [PlayMemories Home] [PlayMemories Home Help Guide]. Windows 8: select the [PlayMemories Home Help Guide] from [Help] in [PlayMemories Home]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 222: Software For Mac

    Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Note The available software varies depending on the area. Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Related Topic Precautions / About this camera Send to Computer Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 223: Image Data Converter

    Changing settings You can rank images in five levels. Viewing images on a TV You can set the color label. Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 224 Contents list Start Finder [Applications] [Image Data Converter] [Image Data Converter Ver.4] the menu bar, choose “Help” “Image Data Converter Guide.” For other details, see the “Image Data Converter” support page (English only). http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/ Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 225 When connecting the camera to a computer using the micro USB cable, power feeding from the computer starts if [USB Power Supply] is set to [On]. ([On] is the default setting.) Precautions / About this camera Contents list Related Topic USB Connection USB LUN Setting Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 226: Importing Images To A Computer

    PC, it may destroy the image file or playback may become impossible. Do not delete or copy AVCHD movies on the camera’s memory card from a PC. Sony bears no responsibility for the result of operations of this type.
  • Page 227 The disconnect icon may not appear when you use a Windows 7, Windows 8 computer. In this Contents list case, you can disconnect the camera from the computer without following the above steps. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 228 High-definition You can play a high-definition image quality (HD) disc on AVCHD format image quality playback devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray disc player and a PlayStation 3. You (HD) (AVCHD cannot play the disc on ordinary DVD players. disc)
  • Page 229: Creating A Disc With A Device Other Than A Computer

    To create Blu-ray discs using “PlayMemories Home,” be sure to install the dedicated add-on software. For details, see the following URL: http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/BDUW/ To install, your PC must be connected to the Internet. For detailed operations, see “PlayMemories Home Help Guide.”...
  • Page 230 AVCHD format Ver. 2.0. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 231 Troubleshooting Notes When you print still images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off. Precautions / About this camera You cannot print panoramic images, depending on the printer. Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 232: If You Have Problems

    Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Using with your computer Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/ Printing Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 233 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Battery pack and power Before Use Battery pack and power Operating the camera Shooting Cannot insert the battery pack into the camera. Viewing Make sure the direction of the battery pack is correct, and insert it until the battery eject lever is Useful shooting functions locked.
  • Page 234 Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 235: Cannot Record Images

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Shooting still images/movies Before Use Shooting still images/movies Operating the camera Shooting Cannot record images. Viewing Check the free capacity of the memory card. If it is full, do one of the following: Useful shooting functions Delete unnecessary images.
  • Page 236: The Flash Does Not Work

    The flash does not work. You cannot use the flash in the following situations: [Drive Mode] is set to [Self-timer(Cont)] or [Bracket: Cont.]. [Details] (Anti Motion Blur), (Night Scene), (Hand-held Twilight), (Fireworks) or (High Sensitivity) mode is selected in [Scene Selection]. Shooting in [Sweep Panorama] mode Shooting in movie mode Set the flash to [Fill-flash] when [Scene Selection] mode is set to...
  • Page 237: Dots Appear And Remain On The Screen

    The memory card is full. Delete unnecessary images. [Details] [Details] The battery level is low. Insert a charged battery pack. The same image is shot several times. Set [Drive Mode] to [Single Shooting]. [Details] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 238: Viewing Images

    [Details] Contents list The image does not appear on the TV. For viewing movies, the camera and television must use the same color television system. [Details] Check whether the connection is correct. [Details] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 239 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Wi-Fi Before Use Wi-Fi Operating the camera Shooting The wireless access point you want to connect to does not appear. Viewing Depending on the radio wave conditions, the wireless access point may not appear on the camera. Useful shooting functions Move the camera closer to the wireless access point.
  • Page 240 Do not bring metal objects other than a smartphone close to (N mark) of the camera. Do not have the camera touch more than one smartphone simultaneously. If another application using the NFC function is activated on the smartphone, close that application. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 241: Cannot Import Images

    Images exported from a computer cannot be viewed on the camera. Use “PlayMemories Home” to copy images stored on a PC into this camera and view them on the camera. To play back images on the Mac, use its bundled application. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 242: Memory Card

    All the data on the memory card is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore it. Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 243: Images Are Printed With Both Edges Cut Off

    Precautions / About this camera Using “PlayMemories Home”, you can insert the date on still images that have been recorded without Contents list a date. [Details] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 244: The Lens Gets Fogged

    24 hours or more with the power left off. The date or time is incorrect. [Area Setting] is set to a different location than your current location. Change the setting by MENU [Area Setting]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 245 There is a malfunction when writing or deleting data. Repair is required. Contact your dealer or local authorized service facility. Be prepared to give all numbers in the error code beginning from the E. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 246 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Warning indicators and messages > Messages Before Use Messages Operating the camera Shooting If the following messages appear, follow the instructions. Viewing Set Area/Date/Time. Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Set the area, date, and time.
  • Page 247 Images recorded using other cameras may not be magnified or rotated. Cannot create more folders. A folder with a name beginning with “999” exists on the memory card. You cannot create any folders if this is the case. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 248: Situations This Camera Has Difficulty Handling

    Subjects too small or too large Tracking focus Sweep Panorama Scenes with little contrast, such as the sky or a sandy beach Sweep Panorama Superior Auto Scenes changing constantly, such as a waterfall Sweep Panorama Superior Auto Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 249 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Precautions / About this camera > Precautions > Precautions Before Use Precautions Operating the camera Shooting Memory card back up Viewing On database files Do not use/store the camera in the following places Useful shooting functions On carrying Useful viewing functions...
  • Page 250 The camera conforms with DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) universal standards established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). Sony does not guarantee that the camera will play back images recorded or edited with other equipment, or that other equipment will play back images recorded with the camera.
  • Page 251 Do not cover the flash with your fingers. Do not carry the camera by the flash unit, or use excessive strength on it. If water, dust or sand get into the open flash unit, it may cause a malfunction. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 252: On The Internal Rechargeable Backup Battery

    Using with your computer Insert a charged battery pack in the camera, and then leave the camera for 24 hours or more with the Printing power off. Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 253 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Precautions / About this camera > Precautions > Battery pack Before Use Battery pack Operating the camera Shooting On charging the battery pack Viewing Effective use of the battery pack Remaining battery charge Useful shooting functions How to store the battery pack Useful viewing functions...
  • Page 254 The battery life varies according to how it is stored and the operating conditions and environment in which each battery pack is used. Compatible battery pack The NP-BX1 (supplied) can be used only in X type compatible Cyber-shot models. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 255 The supplied AC Adaptor is dedicated to this camera. Do not connect with other electronic devices. Viewing Doing so may cause a malfunction. Also, make sure to use a genuine Sony AC Adaptor. If the Power/Charge lamp of the camera flashes during charging, remove the battery pack being Useful shooting functions charged, and then insert the same battery pack into the camera securely again.
  • Page 256 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Precautions / About this camera > Precautions > Memory card Before Use Memory card Operating the camera Shooting Memory card Viewing Note on using the memory card adaptor (sold separately) “Memory Stick” media Useful shooting functions When using “Memory Stick XC Duo”...
  • Page 257 Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the memory card and the equipment used. Data may be corrupted in the following cases: When the memory card is removed or the camera is turned off during a read or write operations When the memory card is used in locations subject to static electricity or electrical noise We recommend backing up important data.
  • Page 258 “M2” Adaptor as large as of Duo size, you might not be able to remove it from the camera. Do not leave the “Memory Stick Micro” media within the reach of small children. They might accidentally swallow it. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 259 Do not touch the camera with any of the above on your hand. Troubleshooting Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber or vinyl for a long time. Precautions / About this camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 260: Number Of Still Images

    Even if the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 9,999, the “9999” indicator appears. When an image shot with other cameras is played back on this camera, the image may not appear in the actual image size. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 261: Recordable Time Of Movies

    When you record a fast-moving subject, the image is clearer but the recordable time is shorter because more memory is required for recording. The recordable time also varies depending on the shooting conditions, the subject or the image quality/size settings. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 262: Using The Camera Abroad

    An electronic voltage transformer is unnecessary and its use may cause a malfunction. Useful viewing functions Back to top Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 263: On Tv Color Systems

    Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Printing etc. Troubleshooting PAL-M system Precautions / About this camera Brazil Contents list PAL-N system Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay SECAM system Bulgaria, France, Greece, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 264: Carl Zeiss Lens

    Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany. Useful shooting functions Back to top Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 265: Avchd Format

    *2 720p specification A high definition specification which utilizes 720 effective scanning lines and the progressive system. *3 Data recorded in AVCHD format other than the above mentioned cannot be played on your camera. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 266 We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal memory of your camera. Establish a Mass Storage connection between the camera and a computer to read licenses in the “PMHOME” - “LICENSE” folder. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 267 DLNA and DLNA CERTIFIED are trademarks of Digital Living Network Alliance. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Eye-Fi is a trademark of Eye-Fi, Inc. In addition, system and product names used in this manual are, in general, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective developers or manufacturers.

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