4-438-981-11(1) Interchangeable Lens Digital HD Table of Contents Video Camera Recorder Getting Started Recording Operating Guide Playback E-mount Editing Using the Menu Connecting with another device Troubleshooting Additional Information NEX-EA50UH/EA50EH/EA50H/EA50UK/EA50EK/EA50K...
Microphone holder viewfinder The internal parts of the camcorder may be damaged. If sunlight is focused on a * NEX-EA50UH/EA50EH/EA50H only nearby object, it may cause a fire. When b Notes you must place the camcorder under direct sunlight, attach the front lens cap.
On the temperature of your camcorder be notable in displays having high motion resolution.) and battery pack – Horizontal lines appear on the LCD screen Your camcorder has a protective function during recording under fluorescent lights, that disables recording or playback if the sodium lamps or mercury lamps.
Read this first (Continued) this happens, save images on a separate recordable media, such as a disc or computer, then format the recording media (p. 78). About the operation of the camcorder You can operate the camcorder using the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial (p. 28, 80), V/v/B/ b/EXEC buttons (p.
Identifying parts and controls Body The numbers in ( ) are reference pages. A IRIS button* (45) * IRIS button, WHT BAL button, ASSIGN 2 (HISTOGRAM) button, and ASSIGN 5 B Iris ring (45) (MARKER) button have raised tactile dots for C IRIS PUSH AUTO button (45) your convenience in locating the buttons.
Identifying parts and controls (Continued) A Image sensor position index (40) B INPUT 1 switch (51) C CH1 (INT MIC/INPUT 1) switch (51) D CH1 (AUTO/MAN) switch (51) E AUDIO LEVEL (CH1) dial (51) F INPUT 2 switch (51) G CH2 (INT MIC/INPUT 1/INPUT 2) switch (51) H CH2 (AUTO/MAN) switch (51) I AUDIO LEVEL (CH2) dial (51)
A PHOTO button (33) To attach a shoulder strap B Cable clamp Attach a shoulder strap (sold separately) to the hooks for a shoulder strap. C INPUT 1 jack (26) D INPUT 2 jack E HDMI OUT jack (70) F (USB) jack (104) G EXPANDED FOCUS button H Grip belt I Zoom lever...
For details of compatible accessories, check Accessory sockets on top of the the dedicated support web site or consult your local authorized Sony service facility. shoulder mount C Zoom lever A counterbalance or accessories up to 1 kg D START/STOP button (33) can be attached to the sockets.
A HEADPHONE MONITOR switch (53) N VISUAL INDEX button (63) B MODE button (33) O RESET button If you press the RESET button, all settings C VOLUME buttons* (63) including the clock setting (except the picture D REMOTE jack profile settings) return to the default. The REMOTE jack is used for controlling P MENU button (28, 80) playback, etc.
G Mounting index (22) H Focal-length scale I Focal-length index J Lens contacts Do not touch or dirty the lens contacts. For NEX-EA50UH/EA50EH/EA50H users For details of the high-magnification power zoom lens (E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS), refer to the accompanying instruction...
Wireless Remote Commander may shorten, or the Wireless G DISPLAY button (68) Remote Commander may not function properly. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony H Transmitter CR2025 lithium battery. Use of another battery I START/STOP button (33) may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Screen indicators Indicator Meaning Center Upper right 00:00:00:00 Time code Upper left (hour:minute:second: frame) Movie still image capture display >9999 Number of recordable still images Playback folder of Bottom memory card Upper left Bottom Indicator Meaning Indicator Meaning 100% Remaining battery GPS triangulating status SET (45), (59)
Indicator Meaning Red Eye Reduction (89) z Tips • Indicators may look different or appear at different positions. Data code during recording The recording date, time and condition are recorded automatically on the recording media. They are not displayed while recording.
Step 1: Checking supplied items ............18 All models.................... 18 NEX-EA50UK/EA50EK/EA50K only ............. 19 NEX-EA50UH/EA50EH/EA50H only ............ 19 Step 2: Charging the battery pack ............19 Step 3: Attaching the lens ..............22 Step 4: Attaching the microphone ............26 Step 5: Turning on the camcorder and setting the date and time ..
Adjusting the brightness .................45 Adjusting the iris ................. 45 Adjusting the gain/ISO sensitivity ............46 Adjusting the shutter speed..............47 Adjusting the color tone ................49 Adjusting the white balance..............49 Audio setup ....................51 Using the internal microphone ............51 Recording sound via the supplied microphone........51 Recording sound from an external audio device........
Table of Contents (Continued) Using the Menu Operating the menu ................80 Menu items .................... 82 (CAMERA SET) menu ..............85 Settings to adjust your camcorder to the recording conditions (GAIN SET/ STEADYSHOT, etc.) (REC/OUT SET) menu ..............90 Recording settings, input and output settings (REC SET/VIDEO OUT, etc.) (AUDIO SET) menu ................
Specifications ..................128 Index .....................133...
Getting Started Step 1: Checking supplied items Make sure that you have following items USB Adaptor Cable (1) (p. 104) supplied with your camcorder. The number in the parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied. Large LCD viewfinder (1) (p. 30) Memory cards are sold separately.
High-magnification zoom lens (E 18- 200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS) (1) (p. 22) AC Adaptor/Charger Set the mode switch to CHARGE. Connect the power cord (mains NEX-EA50UH/EA50EH/EA50H lead) to the AC Adaptor/Charger and the wall outlet (wall socket). only High-magnification power zoom lens (E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS) (1)
Step 2: Charging the battery pack (Continued) After charging the battery To remove the battery pack The charge lamp turns off (normal charge). Slide the POWER switch to OFF. Push the If you continue charging 1 more hour after BATT RELEASE (battery release) button the charge lamp turns off, you can use the and slide the battery pack in the direction of battery a little longer (full charge).
Using an outside power source On the AC Adaptor/Charger • Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when By using the AC Adaptor/Charger and the using the AC Adaptor/Charger. Disconnect the connecting cord DK-415 (supplied), you AC Adaptor/Charger from the wall outlet (wall can use the camcorder on AC power, socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs without worrying about running out of...
Step 3: Attaching the lens This manual explains how to attach a lens using the E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens that comes with NEX-EA50UK/EA50EK/ EA50K. When using a different lens, refer to the instruction manual of that lens. Hold the camcorder body with the front end downward, and quickly change the lens somewhere away from dusty locations so as to keep dust or debris from getting inside...
• If you cannot clean the glass surface of the mount by the above procedure, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Align the marks. Before you attach caps, remove dust from them.
Step 3: Attaching the lens (Continued) To attach the lens hood Mount adaptor Align the red line of the lens hood to that of Using a mount adaptor (sold separately), the lens and mount the lens hood on the you can attach an A-mount lens (sold lens.
E-mount lens. (When an A-mount lens is attached, the autofocus speed will be about 2 seconds to 7 seconds, when shooting under Sony measurement condition. The speed may vary depending on the subject, ambient light, etc.) Operations when using LA-EA2 When using the LA-EA2 •...
Step 4: Attaching the microphone Attaching the microphone (NEX- Using the accessory shoe EA50UH/EA50EH/EA50H only) When attaching an accessory other than the handle, attach the accessory shoe plate to Attach the microphone to the handle. the accessory shoe. To mount the accessory shoe Mount the accessory shoe on the accessory shoe mount as illustrated.
Step 5: Turning on the camcorder and setting the date and To remove the accessory shoe time Remove the shoe plate in the same way as step 1 of “To mount the accessory shoe.” Loosen the 4 screws and remove the Turning on the camcorder accessory shoe from the accessory shoe mount.
Step 5: Turning on the camcorder and setting the date and time (Continued) Setting the date and time Set [SUMMERTIME], [Y] (year), [M] (month), [D] (day), hour and Set the date and time when you use your camcorder for the first time. minute, by turning the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial, then press the dial.
Step 6: Adjusting the LCD screen Setting [60i/50i SEL] Using the LCD screen In the default setting, [60i/50i SEL] is set as The LCD screen can be rotated in the range follows: as illustrated below, allowing a person other NEX-EA50UK/EA50UH: [60i] than the camera operator to see the image.
Step 6: Adjusting the LCD screen (Continued) Adjusting the viewfinder lens Using the LCD screen with the large LCD viewfinder attached Turn the viewfinder lens adjustment ring so that you can see the image in the viewfinder You can use the LCD screen as a clearly.
Step 7: Preparing the recording media Memory card Open the cover, and insert the memory card with the notched edge Types of memory cards you can use in in the direction as illustrated until it your camcorder clicks. Capacity (operation verified) “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
Step 7: Preparing the recording media (Continued) Flash memory unit You can attach a flash memory unit HXR- FMU128 (sold separately) to your camcorder for recording movies. While sliding the RELEASE lever in the direction of the arrow, remove the flash memory unit jack cover.
Recording Recording Front recording lamp START/STOP button Rear recording lamp PHOTO button MODE button POWER switch, START/STOP button Recording movies Your camcorder records movies on a memory card and/or a flash memory unit. The factory setting of recording movies is high definition image quality (HD). Do the following steps to record movies.
Recording (Continued) Press the START/STOP button. [STBY] t [REC] The recording lamps light up during recording. To stop the movie recording, press the START/STOP button again. b Notes • When the access lamp is lit or flashing in red, your camcorder is reading or writing data on recording media.
• When [ SIMULTANEOUS REC] is [ON], movies are recorded on both media, irrespective of the [MEDIA SELECT] setting. To record movies only on the memory card or the flash memory unit 1 Press MENU t select (REC/OUT SET) t [REC SET] t [ SIMULTANEOUS REC] ] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
Recording (Continued) Recording using the shoulder mount You can keep the correct supporting position during recording, and reduce camera shake by using the shoulder mount. b Notes • When pulling out the shoulder mount, hold the shoulder mount itself. Do not pull out the shoulder mount while holding the shoulder mount lock lever.
Adjusting the zoom by the zoom ring If the lens has a zoom ring, you can adjust the magnification by turning it to the right or left. Magnification setting by the zoom ring can only be performed within the optical range of the lens.
Recording (Continued) Adjusting the zoom with the zoom lever Adjust the magnification with the zoom lever. Move the zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom. Optical power zoom You can enlarge the image without deterioration. A compatible optical power zoom lens is required.
Adjusting the focus You can adjust the focus manually for different recording conditions. During recording or standby, set Use this function in the following cases. the FOCUS switch B to MAN. – To record a subject behind a window covered appears.
Adjusting the focus (Continued) To measure the precise recording Focus hold distance Set the FOCUS switch B to AUTO, then press and hold the FOCUS HOLD/PUSH mark AUTO button C. The image is shot with the focus fixed at the point you start to press the FOCUS HOLD/PUSH AUTO button.
b Notes Focusing on a detected face • Even though the image appears expanded on the (Face detection) LCD screen, the recorded image is not expanded. The camcorder detects the face and focuses z Tips on it (The default setting is [OFF]). You can use this function when the FOCUS switch •...
Adjusting the focus (Continued) To cancel face detection Assign [FOCUS TRANSITION] to Move the selection cursor (orange colored an ASSIGN button (p. 61). frame) onto the frame (double frame) on the priority face, using the SEL/PUSH EXEC Focus transition is assigned to the dial D, then press the dial.
• If you perform any of the following operations, registered focal positions on FOCUS-A and Record with focus transition. FOCUS-B are reset. 1 Press the ASSIGN 4 button repeatedly – Set the POWER switch to OFF. to show the [EXEC] screen. –...
Adjusting the brightness You can adjust the brightness by Selecting high definition image controlling the amount of light, etc., using quality (HD) or standard iris, gain, ISO sensitivity or shutter speed. definition image quality (SD) You can select the desired image quality from the high definition image quality (HD) or the standard definition image quality (SD) ([...
Adjusting the brightness (Continued) z Tips Press the IRIS button A. • The range of focus, an important effect of the aperture, is called the depth of field. The depth next to the iris value disappears. of field gets shallower as the aperture is opened, and deeper as the aperture is closed.
Set the gain switch F to H, M or Press the SHUTTER SPEED button E to highlight the shutter speed value. The gain value or ISO value set for the selected gain switch position appears on the LCD screen. You can set the gain value or ISO value for each gain switch position from [GAIN SET] or [ISO SET] of the...
Adjusting the brightness (Continued) z Tips Level 60i/60p/30p 50i/50p/25p • It is difficult to focus automatically at a lower shutter speed. Manual focusing with your 1000 1000 camcorder attached to a tripod is recommended. • When recording under fluorescent lamps, 1500 1250 sodium lamps, or mercury lamps, the picture...
Adjusting the color tone Adjusting the white balance Set the white balance memory switch C to any one of PRESET/A/B. x Setting the A/B value Select A or B for recording with the white balance setting stored in memory A or B. See page 50 on how to store the adjusted value.
Adjusting the color tone (Continued) To adjust the white balance z Tips automatically • You can change the outdoor white balance setting by setting an offset value. Press Press the WHT BAL button A. (one push) button B while (outdoor) is selected and turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial E b Notes to select an offset value from -7 (bluish) to 0...
Audio setup The following jacks, switches and dials Using the internal microphone allow you to set the sound to be recorded. See page 26 on connecting the The sound will be recorded in stereo when microphones. using the internal microphone. Set the CH1 (INT MIC/INPUT1) and CH2 (INT MIC/INPUT1/INPUT2) switches to INT MIC.
TRIM] in the menu (p. 93). [0dB] will be appropriate for the supplied microphone (ECM-XM1*). INPUT 1 INPUT 2 * NEX-EA50UH/EA50EH/EA50H only • You can set an input level between -60 dBu (+12dB) and -30 dBu (-18dB) by 6dB. The default setting is -48 dBu (0dB).
Useful functions z Tips Customizing the picture quality • When you use a stereo microphone (2 XLR (Picture profile) plugs), connect the L (left) channel plug to the INPUT 1 jack, and the R (right) channel plug to the INPUT 2 jack. Set the CH1 switch to INPUT 1, and the CH2 switch to INPUT 2.
Useful functions (Continued) To cancel the picture profile recording Picture profile Example setting number Select [OFF] in step 2 with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial B, then press the dial. Example settings of a color tone with To change the picture profile [STANDARD] gamma You can change the settings stored in [PP1] Example settings of a...
BLACK LEVEL To set the black level. Item Description and settings Sets the black level. -15 to +15 GAMMA To select a gamma curve. Item Description and settings [STANDARD] Standard gamma curve for movies [STILL] Standard gamma curve for still images [CINEMATONE1] Gamma curve 1 for producing tone of film camera images [CINEMATONE2]...
[CINEMATONE2] : Film camera image-like colors good with [GAMMA] set to [CINEMATONE2]. [PRO] : Similar color tones to the standard image quality of Sony professional cameras (when combined with ITU-709) [ITU709 MATRIX]: Colors corresponding to ITU-709 [LEVEL] Sets a level of coloring difference between the standard color and the selected color, when you set [TYPE] to a setting other than [STANDARD].
COLOR LEVEL To set the color level. Item Description and settings -8: black and white, -7 (light) to +7 (dark) COLOR PHASE To set the color phase. Item Description and settings -7 (greenish) to +7 (reddish) COLOR DEPTH To set the color depth for each color phase. This function is more effective for chromatic colors and less effective for achromatic colors.
Useful functions (Continued) DETAIL To set items for the detail. Item Description and settings [LEVEL] Sets the detail level. -7 to +7 [MANUAL SET] [ON/OFF] : Turns on and off the manual detail adjustment. Set to [ON] to enable the manual detail adjustment (automatic optimization will not be performed).
To copy the picture profile setting to Acquiring location information another picture profile number (GPS) See page 53 for the location of the buttons. 1 Press the PICTURE PROFILE button Press the MENU button during standby. 2 Select the picture profile number that you want to copy from with the SEL/ PUSH EXEC dial B, then press the Select...
Useful functions (Continued) 3 Select the first 2 digits with the SEL/ Tri- PUSH EXEC dial, then press the dial. angulating GPS reception status indicators You can set the time code within the status following range. Tri- The camcorder is When selecting [60i] angulating receiving a GPS...
Assigning the functions to the ASSIGN buttons Reviewing the most recently Some functions can be assigned to the recorded scene (Last Scene ASSIGN buttons for use. You can assign a Review) single function to any one of the ASSIGN 1 to 6 buttons.
Assigning the functions to the ASSIGN buttons (Continued) Select the ASSIGN button to which you want to assign a function with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A, then press the dial. • [--------] appears if no function is assigned to the ASSIGN button. •...
Playback Playback VISUAL INDEX button VOLUME buttons POWER switch, START/STOP button Playing back movies Slide the POWER switch, START/STOP button to ON while pressing the green button. Press the VISUAL INDEX button. The VISUAL INDEX screen appears after a few seconds. Recording media Playback mode Previous...
Playback (Continued) Play back movies. 1 Touch the recording media you want to play back. : Memory card : Flash memory unit 2 Touch the playback mode, and select the desired image quality of movies. Playback mode : High definition image quality (HD) : Standard definition image quality (SD) 3 Touch twice the thumbnail of the movie you want to play back.
Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie. Stop Next Previous Slow/Fast forward Play/Pause Slow/Fast reverse b Notes • If you touch the thumbnail and press the PLAY button, the most recently recorded or played scene is played back. z Tips •...
Playback (Continued) Playing back still images Touch the recording media you want to view on the VISUAL INDEX screen. : Memory card : Flash memory unit Touch the playback mode, then select (still image). Playback mode Touch twice the thumbnail of the still image you want to view. The first touch of the thumbnail will show the information on the still image at the lower part of the LCD screen.
Your camcorder displays the selected still image. Next Previous To enlarge Touch (playback zoom) when playing back a still image. You can adjust the zoom with , or with the zoom lever. When you touch the enlarged image, the touched point will be displayed at the center of the screen.
Changing/checking the settings in your camcorder Displaying recording data (Data code) You can display information, including date, time, camera data and GPS triangulation data automatically stored during recording on the screen during playback. Press the DATA CODE button A during playback or pause. The screen changes in the order, date and time display t camera data display t GPS triangulation data t no display with...
F SteadyShot b Notes • The exposure correction value (EV), shutter speed, iris, ISO sensitivity, flash on/off and white balance are displayed during viewing still images. • When you play back the memory card on other Press the STATUS CHECK button devices, the camera data may be displayed incorrectly.
Connecting a monitor or a TV Playback image quality depends on the type of monitor or TV, or the jacks used to make the connection. Monitor/TV To audio/video input jacks A/V connecting cable (supplied) To component input jacks Component video cable (sold separately) To HDMI input jack...
Output resolution Output resolution depends on the settings of [HDMI/COMPONENT]. When selecting [60i] Output resolution [HDMI/COMPONENT] HD/SD setting HDMI OUT COMPONENT OUT VIDEO OUT 1080p/480i 1080p 1080p No output 720p/480i 720p 720p No output 1080i/480i 1080i 1080i No output 480p 480p 480p No output...
Connecting a monitor or a TV (Continued) • During recording with [ REC FORMAT] set to [1080/60p PS] ([60i]) or [1080/50p PS] ([50i]), the camcorder does not output 720p or 480p ([60i]) or 576p ([50i]) signals. Therefore, if [HDMI/ COMPONENT] is set to [720p/480i] ([60i]) or [720p/576i] ([50i]), or either [480p] ([60i]) or [576p] ([50i]), the screen of the connected device becomes blank.
Editing Protecting recorded movies and still images (Protect) Protect movies and still images to avoid deleting them by mistake. Press the MENU button when the VISUAL INDEX screen is displayed. (EDIT) t [PROTECT] Select with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. Touch the movies or still images to be protected.
Dividing a movie z Tips You can divide a movie at a designated point. • Only simple editing is available on this camcorder. Use commercially available editing software for more advanced editing. Press the MENU button while playing back movies. Select (EDIT) t [DIVIDE] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
Deleting movies and still images • You can select up to 100 images at one time. You can free media space by deleting movies and still images from recording • - appears at the upper right corner on the thumbnail of protected images. media.
Copying movies and still images You can copy movies and still images between following recording media: Touch the movies or still images Memory card y Flash memory unit to be copied. Memory card t External media device is displayed on the selected image. Flash memory unit t External media device Get the recording media ready before the...
Capturing still images from a movie • The recording media where you want to save You can save a selected frame from a still images should have enough free space. recorded movie as a still image. • The recording date and time of captured still images is the same as the recording date and time of the movies.
Formatting the Preventing data on recording media recording media from being recovered Formatting deletes all data from the recording media to recover recordable free Unintelligible data can be written on space. recording media. Thus, it may become b Notes more difficult to recover any original data. It is impossible to delete all data •...
Repairing the image database file This function checks the database Touch [Empty] t information and the consistency of movies and still images on the recording media, and repairs if any inconsistencies found. b Notes b Notes • Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall •...
Using the Menu Operating the menu You can change various settings or make detailed adjustments using the menu items Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial displayed on the LCD screen. until the icon of the desired menu is highlighted, then press the dial V/v/B/b/EXEC buttons to select the menu.
Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial until the desired setting is highlighted, then press the dial to confirm the setting. Press the MENU button to hide the menu screen. To return to the previous screen, select RETURN]. b Notes • The available menu items vary depending on the context of your camcorder during recording or playback.
Menu items The function and setting value of each menu item are as follows. The default settings are marked with B. ZOOM SET DIGITAL ZOOM BON, OFF (CAMERA SET) (p. 85) ZOOM LEVER GAIN/ISO SEL BGAIN, ISO BDIGITAL ZOOM, GAIN SET POWER ZOOM, 0dB - 30dB (B18dB)
VIDEO OUT HDMI/COMPONENT [60i] (REC/OUT SET) (p. 90) 1080p/480i, REC SET 720p/480i, B1080i/480i, 480p, 480i REC FORMAT [60i] [50i] B1080/24p FX, 1080p/576i, 1080/24p FH, 720p/576i, 1080/30p FX, B1080i/576i, 576p, 1080/30p FH, 576i 1080/60p PS, DOWN CONVERT 1080/60i FX, TYPE 1080/60i FH, BSQUEEZE, 1080/60i HQ, LETTER BOX(16:9),...
Menu items (Continued) MARKER ON/OFF BOFF, ON (AUDIO SET) (p. 92) CENTER AUDIO FORMAT BLINEAR PCM, BON, OFF DOLBY DIGITAL AUDIO LIMIT BOFF, ON ASPECT BOFF, 4:3, 13:9, HEADPHONE OUT BSTEREO, MONO 14:9, 15:9, 1.66:1, INT MIC SET INT MIC SENS 1.85:1, 2.35:1 BNORMAL, HIGH SAFETY ZONE...
(CAMERA SET) menu Settings to adjust your camcorder to the LANGUAGE recording conditions (GAIN SET/ GPS SETTING BON, OFF STEADYSHOT, etc.) GPS INFORMATION AUTO CLOCK ADJ BON, OFF The default settings are marked with B. AUTO AREA ADJ BON, OFF See page 80 for details on selecting DATE REC BOFF, ON...
Press the MENU button t select (CAMERA SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. z Tips AGC LIMIT • The setting is available when [GAIN/ISO SEL] is set to [GAIN] in movie mode. You can select the upper limit for the Auto •...
z Tips • The value can be set separately from the one set in [AGC LIMIT]. • You can assign [ON/OFF] to an ASSIGN button (p. 61). WB PRESET ZOOM SET You can use the preset white balance. For more details, see page 49. DIGITAL ZOOM B ON WB OUTDOOR LEVEL...
Press the MENU button t select (CAMERA SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. 3.5sec, B 4.0sec, 4.5sec - 15.0sec STEADYSHOT (0.5sec increments), 20.0sec, 30.0sec, 45.0sec, 60.0sec, 90.0sec Only when attaching the lens with SteadyShot. START TIMER You can set the camera shake reduction in You can set the time to start the transition movie mode.
“redeye” phenomenon. • If you perform AF micro adjustment with the lens of another manufacturer, the adjustment values of Sony, Minolta, and Konica Minolta lenses may be affected. Do not use this function with lenses of any other manufacturer. Continued ,...
Recording settings, input and output settings (REC SET/VIDEO OUT, etc.) • You cannot perform individual AF micro adjustment for Sony, Minolta, or Konica The default settings are marked with B. Minolta lenses of the same specifications. See page 80 for details on selecting menu items.
LETTER BOX(16:9) b Notes Outputs a vertically compressed image • [FILE NUMBER] is effective only when while maintaining its original aspect ratio. recording photos. EDGE CROP z Tips Outputs the central portion of the original • When the capacity of a file number exceeds image by cropping its right and left edges.
(AUDIO SET) menu Press the MENU button t select (REC/OUT SET) with the SEL/PUSH Settings for the audio recording EXEC dial. AUDIO FORMAT/XLR SET, etc.) The default settings are marked with B. See page 80 for details on selecting Overlaps the time code information on menu items.
INPUT1 TRIM INT MIC SET You can adjust the input signal level from INPUT 1. INT MIC SENS You can set the recording sensitivity when -18dB, -12dB, -6dB, B0dB, +6dB, using the internal microphone. +12dB B NORMAL b Notes Sensitivity generally used for professional- •...
(DISPLAY SET) menu Display settings (MARKER/DISPLAY ZEBRA OUTPUT, etc.) You can display a zebra pattern as a guide The default settings are marked with B. for adjusting brightness. See page 80 for details on selecting ON/OFF menu items. B OFF Press the MENU button t select Does not display the zebra pattern.
z Tips • You can focus more easily using this function in combination with the expanded focus function GUIDEFRAME (p. 40). • You can assign [ON/OFF] to an ASSIGN button B OFF (p. 61). Does not display the guide frame. MARKER Displays the guide frame.
Press the MENU button t select (DISPLAY SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. z Tips CAMERA DATA DISPLAY • You can assign this function to an ASSIGN button (p. 61). display the iris, gain, ISO Does not ZOOM DISPLAY sensitivity and shutter speed settings B ON B BAR Constantly displays the iris, gain, ISO...
– With a frame rate of 50 selected in b Notes REC FORMAT], when the shutter • Only the time code, zebra, peaking and the speed is 1/50, the shutter angle is 360 frame on the face are output when [MARKER] degrees.
(TC/UB SET) menu Time code settings (TC PRESET/UB PRESET/TC FORMAT, etc.) TC RUN The default settings are marked with B. You can select how the time code advances. See page 80 for details on selecting menu items. B REC RUN Press the MENU button t select Advances the time code only during recording.
(OTHERS) menu Settings while recording or other basic settings (AREA SET/GPS SETTING/BEEP, UB TIME REC etc.) B OFF The default settings are marked with B. Does not save the actual time in the user See page 80 for details on selecting bit code.
Press the MENU button t select (OTHERS) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. b Notes SUMMERTIME • A camera profile saved on a camcorder with different model name, or edited on a computer You can change this setting without cannot be loaded. stopping the clock.
How to check the triangulating AUTO CLOCK ADJ information The camcorder can maintain accurate time Color of the automatically by acquiring time satellites/ information from the GPS system. Status triangulating B ON gauge Maintains accurate time automatically. z/x (black) No signal, but orbit information for the satellite is available.
Press the MENU button t select (OTHERS) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. • The camcorder may not compensate for the time REC LAMP[R] (Recording lamp difference automatically, depending on the [rear]) country/region selected for your camcorder. In this case, set [AUTO AREA ADJ] to [OFF]. B ON Turns on the rear camera recording DATE REC...
b Notes • Recording media formatted or recorded at 60i (50i) cannot be recorded or played back at 50i (60i), and vice versa. If [A movie with a different video signal format from this device has been recorded. Movie recording disabled.] appears on the LCD screen after switching 60i to 50i, or 50i to 60i, try another recording media or perform [MEDIA FORMAT].
Saving images on an external media device You can save movies and still images on an • For details on available external media devices, go to the Sony support website in your country/ external media device (USB storage region. devices), such as an external hard disk drive.
Playing back images in the Select [MEMORY CARD] or [FMU] external media device on the that contains the images you camcorder want to save. When the camcorder is connected to the Images that have not yet been saved on external media device, the images saved in an external media device are saved on the external media device are displayed on the connected media device at this time.
Creating a standard definition image quality (SD) disc with a recorder, etc. You can copy images on your camcorder onto a disc or video cassette, by connecting Connect your camcorder to the your camcorder to a disc recorder with the recording device (a disc recorder, A/V connecting cable.
3 Press the RESET button (p. 9) with a pointed object, then turn on your camcorder. This operation will reset the date, time and area settings. 4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • Power sources/LCD screen/Wireless Remote Commander···p. 107 •...
Troubleshooting (Continued) The battery pack discharges too quickly. • Ambient temperature is too high or low, or the battery pack has not been charged enough. This is not a malfunction. • Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, the battery may be worn-out. Replace it with a new one (p.
Memory card/flash memory unit The camcorder does not operate with the memory card inserted. • The memory card was formatted on a computer. Format it on this camcorder (p. 78). The data file name is incorrect, or flashing. • The file is damaged. •...
Troubleshooting (Continued) The camcorder does not keep the setting changes. • Some menu items return to the default setting when the power is turned off. • The [EXPANDED FOCUS] setting is not stored. • The power sources have been disconnected when the POWER switch was set to ON. Before disconnecting the battery or the AC Adaptor/Charger, set the POWER switch to OFF and make sure that the access lamp is turned off.
Tiny spots in white, red, blue, or green appear on the LCD screen. • This phenomenon appears when using a slow shutter speed (p. 47). This is not a malfunction. The subjects passing by the frame very fast appear crooked. •...
Troubleshooting (Continued) Playback Refer also to the “Memory card/flash memory unit” section (p. 109). The desired images cannot be found. Images cannot be played back. • Select the recording media and image quality of the image you want to play back on the VISUAL INDEX screen (p.
Connecting to TV Neither image nor sound is played back on the TV connected with the component video cable. • Set [VIDEO OUT] according to the requirements of the connected device (p. 91). • When you are using the component video cable, make sure that you connect the red and white plugs of the A/V connecting cable (p.
Troubleshooting (Continued) Copy cannot be done correctly using the HDMI cable. • You cannot copy movies using the HDMI cable. The camcorder is not receiving a GPS signal. • Your camcorder may not be able to receive radio signals from GPS satellites because of obstructions.
If the problem (Warning indicator pertaining to persists even after you have tried a couple memory cards) of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Slow flashing • Free spaces for recording images are C:04:ss running out.
Warning indicators and messages (Continued) (Warning indicator pertaining to * When [BEEP] is set to [ON] (p. 102), you hear a a flash memory unit) melody when the warning indicators appear on the LCD screen. Slow flashing • Free spaces for recording images are Warning messages running out.
10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F). • The recording and playback time will be shorter depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder. * NEX-EA50UH/EA50EH/EA50H only Playing time (unit: minute) Battery pack NP-F770...
Using your camcorder abroad Power supply You can use your camcorder in any country/region using the AC Adaptor/ Charger supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/ 60 Hz range. Viewing on TV Before recording a movie with your camcorder for viewing on a TV, set [60i/50i SEL] to the appropriate TV system for the country/region in which you intended to...
File/folder structure on the memory card and the flash memory unit The file/folder structure is shown below. You do not usually need to acknowledge the file/ folder structure, when recording/playing back movies and still images on the camcorder. * “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, flash 9999, another folder is created to store memory unit new still image files.
Maintenance and precautions About the AVCHD format About GPS The GPS (Global Positioning System) is a What is the AVCHD format? system that calculates geographical location The AVCHD format is a high definition from highly accurate US space satellites. digital video camera format used to record This system allows you to pinpoint your an HD (high definition) signal, using exact location on the earth.
Maintenance and precautions (Continued) On triangulating errors About the memory card • If you move to another location right after • A memory card formatted by a computer setting [GPS SETTING] to [ON] in the menu, it (Windows OS/Mac OS) does not have may take a longer time for the camcorder to start guaranteed compatibility with your camcorder.
On image data compatibility About the “InfoLITHIUM” • Image data files recorded on a memory card by battery pack your camcorder conform to the “Design rule for Camera File system” universal standard Your camcorder operates only with an established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and “InfoLITHIUM”...
Maintenance and precautions (Continued) About battery life • Be sure to set the POWER switch to OFF when not recording or playing back on your • Battery capacity decreases over time and camcorder. The battery pack is also consumed through repeated use. If decreased usage time when your camcorder is in recording standby or between charges becomes significant, it is playback pause.
Sony dealer before operating it • When you bring your camcorder from a ski any further.
Maintenance and precautions (Continued) How to avoid moisture condensation 2 Touch “×” displayed on the LCD screen with the corner of memory card or the When you bring your camcorder from a cold place like 3 times. into a warm place, put your camcorder in a plastic bag and seal it tightly.
Charging the pre-installed Note on disposal/transfer of the rechargeable battery recording media Your camcorder has a pre-installed rechargeable Even if you format the recording media or delete battery to retain the date, time, and other settings data from the recording media using your even when the POWER switch is set to OFF.
Specifications System Lens E-mount lens Video signal 11 × (Optical) NTSC color, EIA standards Filter diameter: 67 mm (2 3/4 in.) HDTV 1080/60i, 1080/60p, 720/60p F3.5 ~ 6.3 specification Focal length: PAL color, CCIR standards f=18 mm ~ 200 mm HDTV 1080/50i, 1080/50p, 720/50p (23/32 in.
Camcorder body only: LCD screen 1 720 g (3 lb 12.7 oz) When recording: Picture NEX-EA50UH/EA50EH/EA50H: 8.8 cm (3.5 type, aspect ratio 16:9) 2 980 g (6 lb 9.1 oz) (With the Total dot number accessories (battery pack (NP-F770), 921 600 (1 920 × 480)
Specifications (Continued) Dimensions (approx.) Minimum f-stop 136 mm × 51 mm × 90 mm f/22 - f/40 (5 3/8 in. × 2 1/8 in. × 3 5/8 in.) (w/h/d) Filter diameter excluding the projecting parts 67 mm (2 3/4 in.) Mass (approx.) Dimensions (approx.
On trademarks Notes on the License • “NXCAM” logo is a trademark of Sony ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN Corporation. CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE • “AVCHD Progressive” and “AVCHD MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING Progressive”...
URL to download it. When downloading the source code, select NEX-EA50 as the model for your camcorder. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/ We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. Please read the files in the “LICENSE” folder on the CD-ROM.
Additional Information Index Numeric CLOCK SET ......27 COLOR BAR ....90, 110 60i/50i SEL......102 Gain ........46 COLOR DEPTH ....57 GAIN SET ......85 COLOR LEVEL ....57 GAIN/ISO SEL ....85 COLOR MODE ....56 Accessory shoe .....26 GAMMA ......55 COLOR PHASE ....
Index (Continued) STEADYSHOT....88 Still image ......35, 77 LANGUAGE......100 PEAKING....94, 110 SUMMERTIME....100 Large eyecup ......30 PHOTO CAPTURE..... 77 Supplied items ......18 Last Scene Review ....61 Picture profile ...... 53 LCD BRIGHT ......97 Playback....... 63 Lens ......22, 126 Power cord (mains lead) ..21 TC FORMAT .......
Wireless Remote Commander ..........11 XLR AGC LINK ....93 XLR SET ......93 ZEBRA ......94, 110 ZOOM DISPLAY....96 ZOOM SET ......87 Zooming........38...