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Help Guide: Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder/Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E/HDR-CX900/HDR-CX900E
How to Use

Before use

Model Information
Model Information [1]

Parts and controls

Parts and controls (front/top) [2]
Parts and controls (side) [3]
Parts and controls (back/bottom) [4]
Parts and controls (Wireless Remote Commander) [5]
Screen indicators
Screen indicators [6]

Movie recording format

Recording formats available with this product and their features [7]

Getting started

Checking the supplied items

Supplied items [8]

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  • Page 1: Before Use

    Help Guide: Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder/Digital HD Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E/HDR-CX900/HDR-CX900E How to Use Before use Model Information Model Information [1] Parts and controls Parts and controls (front/top) [2] Parts and controls (side) [3] Parts and controls (back/bottom) [4]...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Attaching the lens hood [9] Power source preparations Attaching the battery pack [10] Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor [11] Charging the battery pack using your computer [12] Turning the power on [13] Using this product supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket) [14] Initial setup Setting the language, date and time [15] Adjusting the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing [16]...
  • Page 3: Useful Functions For Recording

    Adjusting the exposure [28] Adjusting the light intensity (ND filter) [29] Useful functions for recording Zooming [30] Adjusting the focus manually [31] Magnifying the image to obtain better manual focus (Focus Magnifier) [32] Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture) [33] Recording in mirror mode [34] Intelligent Auto [35] Decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie (My Voice Canceling) [36]...
  • Page 4 Deleting the selected images [47] Deleting by date [48] Dividing a movie [49] Capturing a photo from a movie (models with the USB IN/OUT jacks) [50] Playing images on a 4K TV Viewing images on a 4K TV (models with the 4K functionality) [51] Using the Trimming Playback function with an XAVC S 4K movie (models with the 4K functionality) [52] Playing images on a high definition TV...
  • Page 5 Saving images on an external media device Notes on use of the external media [66] Saving images on an external media device [67] Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device [68] Playing back images in the external media device on this product [69] Deleting images in the external media device [70] Creating a disc with a recorder Creating a disc with a recorder [71]...
  • Page 6: Shooting

    Connecting a smartphone Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet [79] Connecting to an iPhone or iPad [80] Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet [81] Installing PlayMemories Mobile About the PlayMemories Mobile software [82] Menu operations Using menu items Setting up menu items [83] How to use the keyboard [84] Shooting Mode...
  • Page 7 Scene Selection [99] Picture Effect [100] Cinematone [101] Fader [102] Self-Timer [103] SteadyShot (Movie) [104] SteadyShot (Photo) [105] Digital Zoom [106] Auto Back Light [107] Dial Setting [108] NIGHTSHOT Light [109] Face Detection [110] Smile Shutter [111] Smile Sensitivity [112] Flash (Only when connecting an external flash) [113] Flash Level (Only when connecting an external flash) [114] Red Eye Reduction (Only when connecting an external flash) [115]...
  • Page 8: Playback Function

    Media Info [141] Format [142] Repair Img. DB F. [143] File Number [144] Data Code [145] Volume [146] Download Music (HDR-CX900/FDR-AX100) [147] Empty Music (HDR-CX900/FDR-AX100) [148] WPS Push [149] Access point settings [150] Edit Device Name [151] Disp MAC Address [152]...
  • Page 9: Recording

    TV Type [155] HDMI Resolution [156] CTRL FOR HDMI [157] USB Connect [158] USB Connect Setting [159] USB Power Supply [160] USB LUN Setting [161] Beep [162] Monitor Brightness [163] Display Setting [164] Airplane Mode [165] REC Lamp [166] Remote Ctrl [167] Language Setting [168] 24p Mode (HDR-CX900E/FDR-AX100E) [169] Cancel 24p Mode (HDR-CX900E/FDR-AX100E) [170]...
  • Page 10: Expected Movie Recording Time And Number Of Recordable Photos For Memory Cards

    Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for memory cards Notes on recording [180] Expected recording time of movies [181] Expected number of recordable photos [182] Bit-rate for each recording mode Bit-rate and recording pixels [183] Pixels recorded at each image size of photos Recording pixels and aspect ratio [184] Additional information Precautions...
  • Page 11 About care and storage of the lens [196] Using this product abroad Using this product abroad [197] World time difference [198] Trademarks On trademarks [199] License Notes on the License [200] Zoom magnifications Zoom magnifications [201] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If you have problems If you have problems [202] Overall operations The power does not turn on.
  • Page 12 Batteries/power sources The power abruptly turns off. [208] The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp does not light while the battery pack is being charged. [209] The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is being charged. [210] The remaining battery power is not displayed correctly. [211] The battery pack is quickly discharged.
  • Page 13 Recording Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images. [227] Photos cannot be recorded. [228] The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording has stopped. [229] The imaging field looks different. [230] The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected recording time of the recording media.
  • Page 14: Playback On A Tv

    Cannot transfer movies to your smartphone. [251] The shooting screen does not display smoothly. The connection is cut off. [252] The NFC connection does not work. [253] Editing movies/photos on this product Unable to edit. [254] A movie cannot be divided. [255] Playback on a TV Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV.
  • Page 15: Differences In Functions

    See the bottom of this product. A: Model name (FDR-xxxx/HDR-xxxx) Differences in functions Models with the NTSC color system: FDR-AX100/HDR-CX900 Models with the PAL color system: FDR-AX100E/HDR-CX900E Models with the 4K functionality: FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E Models with the USB IN/OUT jacks: FDR-AX100/HDR-CX900...
  • Page 16 Parts and controls (front/top) 1. Multi interface shoe For details on compatible accessories of the Multi interface shoe, visit the Sony website in your area, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Operations with other manufacture’s accessories are not guaranteed. If you use a shoe adaptor (sold separately), you can also use accessories compatible with an Active Interface Shoe.
  • Page 17 11. NIGHT SHOT light 12. Multi/Micro USB Terminal Supports Micro USB compatible devices. If you use an adaptor cable (sold separately), you can also use accessories via an A/V Remote Connector. 13. Built-in microphone 14. Lens ring 15. Lens (ZEISS lens) 16.
  • Page 18 (headphones) jack 6. ND FILTER (AUTO/MANUAL) switch 7. ND FILTER switch 8. POWER button 9. WHITE BALANCE button 10. PROGRAM AE button 11. IRIS button 12. GAIN/ISO button 13. SHUTTER SPEED button (View Images) button (My Voice Canceling) button Suppresses the voice of the person recording the movie. 16.
  • Page 19 4. Viewfinder lens adjustment dial If the indications in the viewfinder appear blurred, adjust the viewfinder lens adjustment dial. 5. Battery pack 6. POWER/CHG (charge) lamp (Shooting Mode) button 8. START/STOP button 9. Built-in USB Cable 10. DC IN jack 11.
  • Page 20: Screen Indicators

    1. DATA CODE button Displays the date and time and the camera settings data when you press this button during playback. 2. PHOTO button The on-screen image when you press this button will be recorded as a still image. 3. SCAN/SLOW buttons (Previous/Next) buttons 5.
  • Page 21 [Face Detection] set to [Off] [Smile Shutter] Manual focus Scene Selection SteadyShot off Zebra Peaking Intelligent Auto At the center of the screen ( Slideshow Set Warning Playback mode REC/STBY Recording mode AE/AF lock Nightshot Wi-Fi Picture Effect On the right side of the screen ( Frame rate (30p/60p/50p/60i/50i/24p/25p), recording mode (PS/FX/FH/HQ/LP) and movie size Dual Video REC...
  • Page 22: Recording Formats Available With This Product And Their Features

    AGC Limit Audio Level Display EV AE Shift Exposure Auto/Manual F2.8 IRIS 30dB Gain 60 Shutter Speed Intelligent Auto Data file name Protect 5500K White Balance ND filter Note Indicators and their positions are approximate and may differ from what you actually see. Some indicators may not appear, depending on the model.
  • Page 23: Supplied Items

    50 Mbps Feature: Allows you to record clearer images since XAVC S HD has more information compared with AVCHD. AVCHD Recording pixels: 1,920 × 1,080 dots Bit-rate: Max. 28 Mbps Feature: Allows you to save images on devices other than computers. Hint Bit-rate refers to the data amount recordable over a certain period of time.
  • Page 24 Power cord (mains lead) (1) Lens hood (1) Lens cap (attached to this product) (1) Wireless Remote Commander (1) Operating Guide (1) Only for FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV70 (1) Only for HDR-CX900/HDR-CX900E Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV50 (1) Hint The USB connection support cable is designed for use with this product only. Use this cable...
  • Page 25: Attaching The Lens

    [9] How to Use Getting started Checking the supplied items Attaching the lens hood Attach the lens hood to prevent stray light from affecting your images. 1. Align the red line on the lens hood with the red point on the lens (Lens hood index), then insert the lens hood into the lens mount and rotate it clockwise until the lens hood clicks into place.
  • Page 26: Charging The Battery Pack Using The Ac

    To remove the battery pack Turn off this product. Slide the battery release lever ( ) and remove the battery pack ( Note You cannot use any InfoLITHIUM battery pack other than the V series to this product. You cannot use the NP-FV30 InfoLITHIUM battery pack with this product. In the default setting, the power turns off automatically if you leave this product without any operation for about 2 minutes, to save battery power (Power Save).
  • Page 27: Charging The Battery Pack Using Your

    A: AC Adaptor B: Power cord (mains lead) C: DC IN jack D: Align the mark on the DC plug Note Be aware of the following notes on using the AC Adaptor. Use a nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs while using this product.
  • Page 28 2. Pull out the Built-in USB Cable from this product. 3. Connect this product to a running computer using the Built-in USB Cable. The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp turns orange. The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery pack is fully charged. Disconnect the Built-in USB Cable from the computer, and then store it in the pocket on the grip belt.
  • Page 29: Turning The Power

    °F to 86 °F). [13] How to Use Getting started Power source preparations Turning the power on Turn on this product. 1. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on. You can also turn on this product by pressing POWER or by pulling out the viewfinder. To turn off the power Close the LCD monitor.
  • Page 30: Setting The Language, Date And

    Power On Note Even if the LCD monitor is closed, if the viewfinder is pulled out, this product is not turned off. When you turn off the power of this product, make sure that the viewfinder is retracted to the original position.
  • Page 31: Saving

    3. Select the desired geographical area with , then select [Next]. 4. Set [Daylight Savings] or [Summer Time], select the date format and the date and time. If you set [Daylight Savings] or [Summer Time] to [On], the clock advances 1 hour. When you select the date and time, select one of the items and adjust the value with When you select , the date and time setting operation is complete.
  • Page 32: Displaying Items On The Lcd

    [17] How to Use Getting started Initial setup Adjusting the angle of the viewfinder for easier viewing You can adjust the angle of the viewfinder for easier viewing. 1. Close the LCD monitor. 2. Pull out the viewfinder ( ) and adjust the angle for easier viewing ( 3.
  • Page 33: Inserting A Memory

    Inserting a memory card Insert a memory card into this product. 1. Open the cover and insert the memory card until it clicks. A: Access lamp B: Insert the card with the notched edge in the direction as illustrated. Note To ensure stable operation of the memory card, it is recommended to format the memory card with this product before the first use.
  • Page 34: Recording Movies

    The following types of memory cards can be used with this product. Types of Memory Stick media you can use with this product In this Help Guide, the following types of Memory Stick media you can use with this product are called Memory Stick PRO Duo media.
  • Page 35 3. Press START/STOP to start recording. To stop recording, press START/STOP again. Note If you close the LCD monitor while recording movies, this product stops recording (only when the viewfinder is retracted). The maximum continuous recordable time of a movie is about 13 hours. When an AVCHD movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie file is created automatically.
  • Page 36: Shooting Photos

    Shooting photos Shoot photos. 1. Remove the lens cap. 2. Open the LCD monitor of this product to turn the power on. Press the (Shooting Mode) button to select the photo recording mode. You can also select the photo recording mode by selecting [MODE] on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 37: Assigning Frequently-Used Menu Items To The Manual

    Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL dial Use the menu assigned to the MANUAL button. 1. Press the MANUAL button to switch to the manual operation mode. Pressing the MANUAL button switches the operation mode between manual and automatic.
  • Page 38 3. Press the MANUAL button to confirm. Items you can control with the MANUAL dial [Exposure] [AE Shift] [WB Color Temp.] [WB B-A] [WB G-M] Hint The camera data that appears on the LCD monitor will differ, depending on the recording settings of this product.
  • Page 39: Adjusting The Shutter

    A: Aperture value B: Icon to switch operating mode Descriptions of icons to switch operating mode (no icon): manual operation : automatic operation : manual operation of [Exposure] 3. Rotate the MANUAL dial to adjust the IRIS (aperture). When the setting value is highlighted, the IRIS (aperture) is adjustable using the MANUAL dial.
  • Page 40 3. Rotate the MANUAL dial to adjust the shutter speed. To restore the setting to automatic adjustment Press the SHUTTER SPEED button again. appears next to the shutter speed value. Hint Moving objects you record will look different depending on the shutter speed. Set the shutter speed faster to record a fast-moving object clearly without blurring, and set the shutter speed slower to emphasize the movement of a moving object.
  • Page 41: Adjusting The Exposure

    Each time you press the button, the setting switches between manual and auto. 3. Rotate the MANUAL dial to adjust the gain (ISO). To restore the setting to automatic adjustment Press the GAIN/ISO button again. appears next to the gain (ISO) value. At default, you can set in the range -3dB to +33dB.
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Light Intensity (Nd Filter)

    Descriptions of icons to switch operating mode (no icon): manual operation : automatic operation : manual operation of [Exposure] 3. Rotate the MANUAL dial to adjust [Exposure]. The setting value of the IRIS (aperture)/gain (ISO)/shutter speed changes according to the number of dial rotations. [29] How to Use Recording Changing the brightness manually for recording...
  • Page 43 If you change the ND filter setting during recording, the movie and sound may be distorted. While adjusting the IRIS (aperture) manually, the ND filter icon will not flash even when the ND filter setting needs adjusting. [30] How to Use Recording Useful functions for recording Zooming...
  • Page 44: Adjusting The Focus Manually

    Adjusting the focus manually You can adjust the focus manually by rotating the lens ring to right/left. 1. Press the AF/MF button to set the focus to manual. appears on the LCD monitor when the manual focus setting is selected. Use this function in the following cases.
  • Page 45: Recording In Mirror Mode

    Each time you press the FOCUS MAGNIFIER button, the magnification scaling changes as follows: Movies: between ×1 → ×2 → ×4 → Off Photos: between ×1 → ×6.3 → ×12.6 → Off Note Even though the image displayed on this product has been magnified, the recorded image is not magnified.
  • Page 46: Intelligent Auto

    1. Open the LCD monitor 90 degrees to this product ( ), then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side ( ), and then start recording. Hint A mirror-image of the subject appears on the LCD monitor, but the image will be normal when recorded.
  • Page 47 Face detection: (Portrait), (Baby) Scene detection: (Backlight), (Landscape), (Night Scene), (Spotlight), (Low light), (Macro) Camera-shake detection: (Walk), (Tripod) Sound detection: (Auto Wind NR) Note This product may not detect the expected scene or subject, depending on the recording conditions. [36] How to Use Recording Useful functions for recording Decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the...
  • Page 48: Recording The Selected Subject Clearly (Face Priority)

    [37] How to Use Recording Useful functions for recording Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority) This product can track a face you select and adjust the focus, exposure, and skin tone of the face automatically. 1. Touch one of the faces targeted. To cancel the Face Priority function, select A: A double-line frame appears B: Cancels the function...
  • Page 49: Playing Movies And Photos From The Event View Screen

    Note When [Dual Video REC] is set to [On], this function is not available. Even if you touch the subject on the LCD monitor, it does not react. [39] How to Use Playback Playing images using Event View Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen You can search for recorded images by date and time of recording (Event View).
  • Page 50 3. Select the image. This product plays from the selected image to the last image in the event. 4. Select the appropriate buttons on the LCD monitor for various playback operations. Buttons for playback operations : Previous/Next : Delete : Fast-reverse/fast-forward : Context : Pause/Play : Stop...
  • Page 51: Screen Display On The Event View Screen

    [40] How to Use Playback Playing images using Event View Screen display on the Event View screen Explains items displayed on the Event View screen. Event View screen 1. To the MENU screen 2. Event name 3. To the previous event 4.
  • Page 52: Playing Back A Short Movie (Highlight Playback)

    2. To close the index screen 3. To the previous event 4. To the next event 5. To the movie/photo recording mode 6. Last played image 7. Recorded time/number of photos 8. To switch between the movie/photo playback screen (VISUAL INDEX) Select the image type ( MOVIE, PHOTO,...
  • Page 53: Changing The Settings For Highlight Playback

    3. Play a movie or a photo. 4. Select the desired operation when the highlight playback finishes. A: This product plays the Highlight Playback scenes again. B: You can change the settings for Highlight Playback. Buttons for playback operations : Previous/Next : Volume : Context : Pause/Play...
  • Page 54: Audio Mix

    1. Select [Highlight Setting] on the LCD monitor before or after the Highlight Playback. You can also change the setting by selecting while this product is playing highlight scenes. Descriptions of menu items [Playback Range] You can set the playback range (starting and ending date) of the Highlight Playback. [Theme] You can select a theme for Highlight Playback.
  • Page 55: Playing Back A Saved Scenario

    Note The scenarios can be played on this product only. [44] How to Use Playback Playing images using Highlight Playback Playing back a saved scenario You can play back Highlight Scenarios saved on this product. This function is available only when [ File Format] is set to [ AVCHD].
  • Page 56: Deleting The Selected

    2. Select the movie format you want to play from at the top right corner of the LCD monitor. Another icon may appear instead of depending on the [ File Format] setting. The format of a movie to be played or edited will be switched. [46] How to Use Playback Editing images from the playback screen...
  • Page 57: Deleting By

    Another icon may appear instead of depending on the [ File Format] setting and the movie playback format. - [Edit/Copy] - [Delete]. 4. Select [Multiple Images], and then select the type of image you want to delete. 5. Add check marks to the movies or photos to be deleted and select Hint You cannot delete protected images (...
  • Page 58: Dividing A

    and the movie playback format. - [Edit/Copy] - [Delete]. 4. Select [All In Event]. 5. Select the date you want to delete using , and then select [49] How to Use Playback Editing images from the playback screen Dividing a movie Split a recorded movie at your desired point.
  • Page 59 A: Returns to the beginning of the selected movie B: Adjusts the dividing point with more precision Note A slight difference may occur from the point where you select and the actual dividing point, as this product selects the dividing point based on about half-second increments. You cannot divide an XAVC S movie or an MP4 movie.
  • Page 60 The recording date and time of captured photos are the same as the recording date and time of the movies. If the movie you are capturing from has no data code, the recording date and time of the photo will be the date and time you captured from the movie. [51] How to Use Playback Playing images on a 4K TV...
  • Page 61: Connecting This Product To A High Definition

    [52] How to Use Playback Playing images on a 4K TV Using the Trimming Playback function with an XAVC S 4K movie (models with the 4K functionality) You can trim & play a desired area of image recorded in the movie format [ XAVC S 4K].
  • Page 62: Hdmi Resolution

    quality by connecting this product to a TV with an HDMI jack. 1. Switch the input on the TV to the connected jack. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [HDMI Resolution] - desired setting. The playback image quality differs, depending on the [HDMI Resolution] setting value. When the movie format is XAVC S 4K (models with the 4K functionality) HDMI Resolution:...
  • Page 63: Using Bravia

    [54] How to Use Playback Playing images on a high definition TV Enjoying 5.1ch surround sound You can record Dolby Digital 5.1ch surround sound with the built-in microphone (default setting). Realistic sound can be enjoyed when playing a movie on devices that support 5.1ch surround sound input.
  • Page 64: On The Hdmi Cable

    This product is compatible with the Photo TV HD standard. Photo TV HD allows for highly- detailed, photo-like depiction of subtle textures and colors. By connecting Sony’s Photo TV HD- compatible devices using the HDMI cable(*), a whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtaking HD quality.
  • Page 65: Connecting This Product To A Non-High-Definition

    Connecting this product to a non-high-definition TV Play back images with this product connected to a TV by an AV cable (sold separately). A: AV cable (sold separately) 1. Switch the input on the TV to the connected jack. 2. Connect the Multi/Micro USB terminal of this product and the VIDEO/AUDIO jack of your TV using an AV cable (sold separately).
  • Page 66: Using The Playmemories Home Software

    Saving format: AVCHD Hint For the latest storage environment, visit the following website. http://www.sony.net/ You may also save by connecting a recorder with an AV cable (sold separately). The image quality will be standard definition. To transfer images to your smartphone Connect this product and your smartphone via Wi-Fi to transfer MP4 movies to the smartphone.
  • Page 67: Installing The Playmemories Home Software In Your

    F: Play the imported images G: Share images on PlayMemories Online Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer PlayMemories Home can be downloaded from the following URL. www.sony.net/pm/ [61] How to Use Saving images with an external device Using the PlayMemories Home software Checking the computer system You can check the system requirements for software at the following URL.
  • Page 68 1. Access the following download page using an Internet browser on your computer to download the PlayMemories Home software. www.sony.net/pm/ Install the software according to the on-screen instructions. When the installation has completed, PlayMemories Home starts. If the PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software is installed on your computer, it will be overwritten by the PlayMemories Home software.
  • Page 69: Disconnecting This Product From The

    In this case, you can release the connection without performing the above operations. [64] How to Use Saving images with an external device Using the PlayMemories Home software About the dedicated software for this product You can download the dedicated software from the Sony website. Windows: www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/ Mac: www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/ Note The software that can be used with this product will differ, depending on the countries/regions.
  • Page 70: Creating A Blu-Ray

    You can create a Blu-ray disc with an AVCHD movie previously imported to a computer. To create a Blu-ray disc, the “BD Add-on Software” must be installed. http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/BDUW/ Your computer must support the creation of Blu-ray discs. BD-R (unrewritable) and BD-RE (rewritable) media are available for creating Blu-ray discs.
  • Page 71: Saving Images On An External Media Device

    The number of scenes may be smaller depending on the type of images recorded. If this product does not recognize the external media device, try the following operations. Reconnect the USB Adaptor Cable to this product. If the external media device has the AC power cord (mains lead), connect it to a wall outlet (wall socket).
  • Page 72 Movies and photos that are stored on the recording media, and that have not yet been saved on to an external media device can be saved on the connected media device at this time. This operation is available only when there are newly recorded images in this product. To disconnect the external media device, select while either Event View or Event Index is displayed.
  • Page 73 2. Select [Play without copying.]. 3. Select - [Edit/Copy] - [Copy], and then follow the on-screen instructions to save images. Note You cannot copy XAVC S movies. Hint If you want to copy images that have not yet been copied, select - [Edit/Copy] - [Direct Copy] while this product is connected to the external media device.
  • Page 74: Deleting Images In The External Media Device

    Hint You can also view images on a TV connected to this product. When an external media device is connected, will appear on the Event View screen. To play back the images saved on an external media device using your computer, select the drive that represents the external media device on the PlayMemories Home software, and then play movies.
  • Page 75: Creating A Disc With A Recorder

    images. [71] How to Use Saving images with an external device Creating a disc with a recorder Creating a disc with a recorder You can copy images on this product onto a disc or video cassette. Connect this product to a disc recorder with an AV cable (sold separately).
  • Page 76 separately) to the video input jack, and the white (left channel) or the red (right channel) plug to the audio input jack on the device. Hint Change the [Data Code] setting if you want to copy the date and time and the camera setting data information.
  • Page 77: Playing Images On A Tv

    Playing images on a TV Note You cannot use the Wi-Fi function of this product to connect to a public wireless network. PlayMemories Mobile is not guaranteed to work on all smartphones and tablets. [73] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Controlling via a smartphone Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander...
  • Page 78 A: SSID B: Password 3. Start PlayMemories Mobile, then on the smartphone screen, select the SSID displayed on the LCD monitor of this product, and then enter the password displayed on the LCD monitor of this product. Connect to this product using your smartphone. 4.
  • Page 79 If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the software to the latest version. 2. Select [Settings] on the smartphone, then select [More…] and place a checkmark next to [NFC]. 3. Enter the recording mode, and then touch (N mark) of this product to (N mark) of your smartphone.
  • Page 80 Hint For the latest supported OS, refer to the download page of PlayMemories Mobile. [75] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Transferring images to a smartphone Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Transfer images to your smartphone or tablet. 1.
  • Page 81 A: SSID B: Password 6. Start PlayMemories Mobile, then on the smartphone screen, select the SSID displayed on the LCD monitor of this product, and then enter the password displayed on the LCD monitor of this product. 7. The images are transferred from this product to the smartphone. Transferred images will be stored in Gallery/Album on an Android smartphone/tablet or Album on an iPhone/iPad.
  • Page 82 Make sure that your smartphone is not in sleep mode and the screen is unlocked in advance. 1. Install PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone. If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the software to the latest version. 2.
  • Page 83: Send To Computer

    You can transfer and save movies and photos to your computer. 1. Install the software on your computer. For Windows: PlayMemories Home www.sony.net/pm/ For Mac: Wireless Auto Import www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/ If connecting this product to your computer for the first time after installing the software, set [USB Connect Setting] to [Auto] or [MTP] on this product, and then connect this product to your computer with the Built-in USB Cable.
  • Page 84 If your access point supports the WPS push button, refer to [WPS Push]. Settings for steps 1 and 2 are required only the first time. 3. Press the button on this product to enter the playback mode. 4. On the LCD monitor of this product, select - [Edit/Copy] - [Send to Computer].
  • Page 85: Connecting To An Android Smartphone Or Tablet

    This function is not available for [ XAVC S 4K] (models with the 4K functionality) and [ XAVC S HD] movies. This function is available with the DLNA player compatible TVs. You can view images only on TVs that are compatible with the network function (including wired network).
  • Page 86: Connecting To An Iphone Or Ipad

    3. Enter the password displayed on this product. [80] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Connecting a smartphone Connecting to an iPhone or iPad Shows how to connect this product to your iPhone or iPad. Display the SSID and password in advance by selecting [Send to Smartphone] or [Ctrl with Smartphone] on this product.
  • Page 87 3. Select the SSID displayed on this product. 4. Enter the password displayed on this product. 5. Confirm that the SSID displayed on this product is selected. 6. Go back to Home and start up PlayMemories Mobile.
  • Page 88: Connecting To An Nfc-Enabled Smartphone Or Tablet

    [81] How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Connecting a smartphone Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet You can easily connect this product to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet. Note Make sure that your smartphone is not in sleep mode and the screen is unlocked in advance.
  • Page 89: About The Playmemories Mobile Software

    If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the application to the latest version. For details on PlayMemories Mobile, visit the PlayMemories Mobile support page (www.sony.net/pmm/). [83] How to Use Menu operations Using menu items Setting up menu items This product has various menu items under each of 6 menu categories.
  • Page 90 3. Select your desired menu item. Note Select to finish setting the menu or to return to the previous screen. To find a menu item quickly The [Camera/Mic] and [Setup] menus have sub-categories. Select the sub-category icon so that you can select your desired menu item. A: Sub-category icons When you cannot select a menu item Some menu items or settings are not available, depending on the settings of this product.
  • Page 91: How To Use The Keyboard

    How to use the keyboard A keyboard is displayed on the LCD monitor when text needs to be entered. 1. Switch character types. Each time you touch the key, the type of character to be input switches between letters, numerals and symbols. 2.
  • Page 92: Smth Slw Rec

    - [Shooting Mode] - [Movie]. [86] How to Use Menu operations Shooting Mode Photo You can select the photo shooting mode. - [Shooting Mode] - [Photo]. [87] How to Use Menu operations Shooting Mode Smth Slw REC This product records approximately 3-second-long fast actions or motions as an approximately 12-second-long slow-motion movie.
  • Page 93: Golf Shot

    [Recording...] disappears when recording is finished. Note You cannot record sound. Image quality is not as good as that of normal recording. REC Mode] will be set to [Standard ] automatically. [88] How to Use Menu operations Shooting Mode Golf Shot Divides 2 seconds of fast movement into frames which are then recorded as a movie and photos.
  • Page 94: High Speed Rec

    - [Shooting Mode] - [High Speed REC]. Note When you set [ File Format] to [ XAVC S 4K] (FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E) or [ AVCHD], this function is not available. Image quality is not as good as that of normal recording. [90] How to Use...
  • Page 95: White Balance

    White Balance You can adjust the color balance to the recording environment. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [White Balance] - desired setting. You can also use the WHITE BALANCE button for this setting. Descriptions of menu items (Auto) (default setting): The white balance is adjusted automatically.
  • Page 96: Spot Meter

    1. Select [OPTION] on the [White Balance] setting screen. 2. Adjust the color balance using (B-A) and (G-M). 3. Select Hint You can check the currently selected color balance on the LCD monitor with the color chart. Note Set [White Balance] to [Auto] or adjust the color in [One Push] under white or cool white fluorescent lamps.
  • Page 97: Spot Focus

    - [Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [Spot Meter]. 2. Touch the subject of which you want to adjust the exposure. To return the setting to automatic exposure, select [Auto]. Note [Exposure] is automatically set to [Manual]. [93] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Spot Focus...
  • Page 98 - [Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [Exposure] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Auto (default setting): The exposure is adjusted automatically. Manual: Select if the subject is white or the backlight is bright, or select if the subject is black or the light is dim.
  • Page 99: Agc Limit

    This product displays the focal distance information for a few seconds when [Focus] is set to [Manual] or when you set the focus manually. You can use this information as a guide when the subject is dark and focus adjustment is difficult. [96] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic...
  • Page 100: Scene Selection

    is bright, and when the subject is dark or the light is dim. [98] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Low Lux You can record bright color images, even in dim light. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [Low Lux] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): The Low Lux function is not used.
  • Page 101 Reproduces the atmosphere of scenes such as sunsets or sunrises. (Fireworks)(*): Takes spectacular shots of fireworks. (Landscape)(*): Shoots distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents this product from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows between this product and the subject. (Portrait): Brings out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background.
  • Page 102: Picture Effect

    (Snow): Takes bright pictures of a white landscape. Adjusted to focus on subjects farther away only. Note If you set [Scene Selection], the following settings are canceled. White Balance Cinematone IRIS (aperture) Shutter Speed Gain (ISO) [100] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Picture Effect...
  • Page 103 (Posterization): Creates a high contrast, abstract look by heavily emphasizing primary colors, or in black and white. Select the effect you want with [OPTION]. (Retro Photo): Creates the look of an aged photo with sepia color tones and faded contrast. (Soft High-key): Allows you to shoot soft, clear images with an emphasis on brightness.
  • Page 104 [102] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Fader You can record a transition with the following effects adding to the interval between scenes. Select the desired effect in [STBY] (to fading in) or [REC] (to fading out) mode. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [ Fader] - desired setting.
  • Page 105: Steadyshot (Movie)

    The angle of view will be changed after changing the settings of the [ SteadyShot] function. When you set [ SteadyShot] to [Active], the zoom magnification is 24x when recording an HD movie and 18x when recording a 4K movie (FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E).
  • Page 106: Digital Zoom

    [105] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic SteadyShot (Photo) You can compensate for camera shake. Set [ SteadyShot] to [Off] when using a tripod (sold separately), then the image becomes natural. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [ SteadyShot] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): The SteadyShot function is used.
  • Page 107: Dial Setting

    This product adjusts the exposure for backlit subjects automatically. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [Auto Back Light] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): The exposure for backlit subjects is adjusted automatically. Off: Does not adjust the exposure for backlit subjects. [108] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic...
  • Page 108: Face Detection

    Does not emit infrared light. [110] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Face Detection You can set this product to detect a face automatically. This product adjusts the focus/color/exposure automatically for the face of the selected subject. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Face] - [Face Detection] - desired setting.
  • Page 109: Smile Sensitivity

    Dual Capture ( Only during movie recording, the shutter is released automatically, when this product detects a smile. Always On ( The shutter is released when this product detects a smile whenever this product is in recording mode. Off (default setting): Smiles are not detected, so photos are not recorded automatically.
  • Page 110: Flash Level (Only When Connecting An External Flash)

    separately) compatible with this product. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Flash] - [Flash] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Auto (default setting): Automatically flashes when there is insufficient ambient light. On ( Always uses the flash regardless of the surrounding brightness. Off ( Records without flash.
  • Page 111: My Voice Canceling

    [115] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Red Eye Reduction (Only when connecting an external flash) Prevent redeye by activating the pre-flash before the flash operates. Set this function when you record photos using an external flash (sold separately) compatible with this product.
  • Page 112: Auto Wind Nr

    Decreases the voice volume of the person recording the movie and records the voice of the subject clearly. Note Set [My Voice Canceling] to [Off] if you want to record a movie without decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie. Depending on the recording condition, you cannot decrease the voice volume of the person recording the movie as expected.
  • Page 113: Audio Mode

    Descriptions of menu items Off ( Does not reduce the wind noise. On (default setting): Reduces the wind noise. Note When you set [Auto Wind NR] to [Off], Intelligent Auto is set to [Off]. [Auto Wind NR] will not function while an external microphone is attached to this product. [119] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic...
  • Page 114: Ctrl With Smartphone

    - [Camera/Mic] - [ Microphone] - [Audio Rec Level] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Auto (default setting): The audio recording level is adjusted automatically. Manual ( Adjust the audio recording level with to raise the audio recording level and lower the audio recording level.
  • Page 115: Grid Line

    - [Camera/Mic] - [ Shooting Assist] - [My Button]. 2. Select the menu item that you want to assign to a My Button using 3. Select one of the My Buttons to which the menu item will be assigned. 4. Select [123] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic...
  • Page 116 [124] How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Zebra You can display a zebra pattern as a guide for adjusting brightness. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Shooting Assist] - [Zebra] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Does not display the zebra pattern. On : Displays and the brightness level (IRE).
  • Page 117: Camera Data Disp

    Color: Select the color from [White], [Red] or [Yellow]. (The default setting is [White].) Level: Select the peaking sensitivity from [High], [Mid] or [Low]. (The default setting is [Mid].) Note The enhanced outlines may not appear in a dark location. Hint The enhanced outlines will not be recorded on the image.
  • Page 118: Rec Mode

    Off: Does not display the audio level meter. [128] How to Use Menu operations Image Quality/Size REC Mode You can select your desired image quality for AVCHD movies. The recording time or the type of media device to which the images can be copied may differ, depending on the movie quality selected.
  • Page 119: Frame Rate

    [129] How to Use Menu operations Image Quality/Size Frame Rate You can select the frame rate to be used to record [ XAVC S 4K] (FDR-AX100/FDR- AX100E), [ XAVC S HD] or [ AVCHD] movies. Set [ REC Mode] first, before setting [ Frame Rate].
  • Page 120: Dual Video Rec

    - [Image Quality/Size] - [Dual Video REC] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On : Records an MP4 movie while recording a 4K movie (FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E) or HD movie. Off (default setting): Does not record an MP4 movie while recording an HD movie.
  • Page 121: Image Size

    - [Image Quality/Size] - [ File Format] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E XAVC S 4K (default setting): Records 4K images in XAVC S format. This setting is suitable for watching on a 4K TV. Both recording and playback switches.
  • Page 122: Event View

    L (20.0M) (*) L (15.0M)(*) M (14.2M) M (10.6M) S (2.1M) S (VGA) Only for FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E Note The default value is M. You cannot select L when [ File Format] is set to [ XAVC S HD] or [ AVCHD] (L will be changed to M automatically).
  • Page 123: Send To Smartphone

    Note This function is available only when [ File Format] is set to [ AVCHD]. [135] How to Use Menu operations Edit/Copy Send to Smartphone Transfer images recorded with this product to your smartphone. 1. Press the button on this product to enter the playback mode. - [Edit/Copy] - [Send to Smartphone].
  • Page 124 [138] How to Use Menu operations Edit/Copy Delete You can delete unnecessary images. 1. Press the button on this product to enter the playback mode. 2. On the Event View screen, select , and then select the movie format you want to delete.
  • Page 125: Direct Copy

    - [Edit/Copy] - [Direct Copy]. Note You can perform this operation when this product is connected to an external device. This function is not available for [ XAVC S 4K] (FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E) and [ XAVC S HD] movies. [141] How to Use Menu operations...
  • Page 126: Media Info

    Media Info You can check the remaining recordable time and the approximate free and used space of the recording media. - [Setup] - [ Media Settings] - [Media Info]. Note Since there is a management file area, the used space is not displayed as 0% even if you perform [Format].
  • Page 127: File Number

    Repair the image database file when necessary, such as when the image database repair message appears. - [Setup] - [ Media Settings] - [Repair Img. DB F.] - desired recording medium, and select Hint To play movie files edited on a computer or other equipment and written back to the recording media, but where no image appears on the Event View screen, perform [Repair Img.
  • Page 128 - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Data Code] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Data code is not displayed. Date/Time : Date Time Camera Data : Movie Photo White Balance SteayShot off Shutter Speed F-stop Gain Brightness Flash...
  • Page 129: Download Music (Hdr-Cx900/Fdr-Ax)

    Playback Settings] - [Volume] - adjust the volume using [147] How to Use Menu operations Setup Download Music (HDR-CX900/FDR-AX100) You can transfer music files from audio CDs etc., to this product by connecting this product to a computer. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Download Music].
  • Page 130: Wps Push

    [149] How to Use Menu operations Setup WPS Push If your access point has a WPS button, you can register the access point to this product easily. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [WPS Push]. 2. Press the WPS button on the access point you want to register. Note [WPS Push] requires that the security of the access point be WPA or WPA2 and that the WPS push button method is supported.
  • Page 131: Edit Device Name

    The desired access point is not displayed: Select [Manual setting], then enter the SSID name of the access point, and then select the security mode. 3. Enter the password, and then select [Next] - [Register]. Access points without the icon do not require a password to be entered. Other setting items Depending on the status or the setting method of your access point, there may be more setting items.
  • Page 132: Disp Mac Address

    You can change the device name for Wi-Fi Direct etc. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [Edit Device Name]. 2. Select the input box, input the device name, and then select Hint For input method, see “How to use the keyboard.” [152] How to Use Menu operations Setup...
  • Page 133: Network Info Reset

    Network Info Reset In addition to the SSID/password, you can also reset the information of the access point, etc. If you want to change the access point to connect to, reset the connection information by the following procedure. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [Network Info Reset].
  • Page 134: Ctrl For Hdmi

    Descriptions of menu items Auto (default setting): Outputs the signal according to the TV automatically. 2160p/1080p (FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E): Outputs 4K movies at 2160p and HD movies at 1080p. 1080p: Outputs the 1080p signal. 4K movies are down-converted to HD before outputting.
  • Page 135: Usb Connect

    - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [CTRL FOR HDMI] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): Operates this product using the TV’s Remote Commander. Off: Does not operate this product using the TV’s Remote Commander. [158] How to Use Menu operations Setup USB Connect...
  • Page 136: Usb Power Supply

    Note When this product is connected to an external device in the [MTP] mode, image files will be displayed with the recorded date, however, some information included in the image files cannot be displayed on the connected device. To import images from this product to your computer, use the PlayMemories Home software.
  • Page 137: Monitor Brightness

    - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [USB LUN Setting] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Multi (default setting): Use this setting for ordinary operations. Single: Try this setting only if you cannot connect to an external device. [162] How to Use Menu operations Setup Beep...
  • Page 138: Display Setting

    Bright : Select this when the LCD monitor is not bright enough. This adjustment does not affect the recorded images in any way. When using the AC Adaptor, [Monitor Brightness] is set to [Bright] automatically. [164] How to Use Menu operations Setup Display Setting You can set the duration of displaying the icons or indicators on the LCD monitor while...
  • Page 139: Rec Lamp

    On ( Use the setting when you are on board an airplane. [166] How to Use Menu operations Setup REC Lamp You can make the camera recording lamp on the front of this product not to turn on. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [REC Lamp] - desired setting.
  • Page 140: Language Setting

    [168] How to Use Menu operations Setup Language Setting You can select the language to be used on the LCD monitor. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Language Setting] - desired language. [169] How to Use Menu operations Setup 24p Mode (HDR-CX900E/FDR-AX100E) You can record 24p movies with changing the signal format.
  • Page 141: Battery Info

    [171] How to Use Menu operations Setup Calibration Use this function if the buttons on the touch panel does not work correctly. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Calibration]. 2. Touch “×” displayed on the LCD monitor with the corner of memory card or the like 3 times.
  • Page 142: Power Save

    Power Save You can change the settings for the backlight of the LCD monitor and the power status of this product. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Power Save]. Descriptions of menu items Standard (default setting): The backlight of the LCD monitor turns dark automatically if you do not attempt to operate this product for more than about 1 minute.
  • Page 143: Area Setting

    [175] How to Use Menu operations Setup Date & Time Setting Set the date & time settings. - [Setup] - [ Clock Settings] - [Date & Time Setting] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Date & Time Format: You can select the order of year, month and day displayed. Daylight Savings/Summer Time: Sets the summertime.
  • Page 144 When using the AC Adaptor HDR-CX900/HDR-CX900E NP-FV50 (supplied): 140 min NP-FV70 : 205 min NP-FV100 : 360 min When using the AC Adaptor FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E NP-FV70 (supplied): 205 min NP-FV100 360 min When using your computer HDR-CX900/HDR-CX900E NP-FV50 (supplied): 305 min...
  • Page 145: Expected Recording Time With Each Battery Pack

    HDR-CX900/HDR-CX900E NP-FV50 (supplied): 105 min 115 min NP-FV70 : 220 min 240 min NP-FV100 : 440 min 485 min FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E NP-FV70 (supplied): 135 min 145 min NP-FV100 : 270 min 290 min Typical recording time HDR-CX900/HDR-CX900E NP-FV50 (supplied): 50 min...
  • Page 146: Expected Playback Time With Each Battery Pack

    220 min 240 min FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E NP-FV70 (supplied): 65 min 70 min NP-FV100 : 135 min 145 min Top: When the LCD monitor is opened Bottom: When recording with the viewfinder without opening the LCD monitor Hint Recording times are those at the default settings.
  • Page 147: Notes On Recording

    NP-FV50 (supplied): 135 min 145 min NP-FV70 : 280 min 300 min NP-FV100 : 555 min 600 min FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E NP-FV70 (supplied): 180 min 185 min NP-FV100 : 360 min 375 min Top: When the LCD monitor is opened Bottom: When recording with the viewfinder without opening the LCD monitor...
  • Page 148: Expected Recording Time Of Movies

    suit the recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the media. Movies containing quickly moving and complex images are recorded at a higher bit- rate, and this reduces the overall recording time. [181] How to Use Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable photos Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for memory cards...
  • Page 149 Models with the NTSC color system Models with the PAL color system Note When using a Sony memory card. When recording AVCHD movies with [Audio Mode] set to [5.1ch Surround]. The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable time.
  • Page 150: Expected Number Of Recordable Photos

    The number of recordable photos of memory card may vary depending on the recording conditions. The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid and the image processing system (BIONZ X) allow still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described. [183] How to Use...
  • Page 151: Recording Pixels And Aspect Ratio

    (movie + audio, etc.). XAVC S 4K (FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E): Approx. 60 Mbps 3,840 × 2,160 pixels/30p(*), 3,840 × 2,160 pixels/24p(*) or 3,840 × 2,160 pixels/25p(**), 16:9 XAVC S HD : Approx. 50 Mbps 1,920 × 1,080 pixels/60p(*), 1,920 × 1,080 pixels/50p(**), 1,920 × 1,080 pixels/30p(*), 1,920 ×...
  • Page 152: About The Avchd Format

    1,920 × 1,080 dots/16:9 640 × 480 dots/4:3 (*) Not available for Dual Capture Capturing a photo from a movie (models with the USB IN/OUT jacks) : 1,920 × 1,080 dots/16:9 [185] How to Use Additional information Precautions About the AVCHD format What is the AVCHD format? The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format used to record a high definition (HD) signal using efficient data compression coding technology.
  • Page 153: About The Memory Stick Media

    computer. Do not attach a label or the like on memory card or memory card adaptor. Do not touch, or allow metallic objects to come into contact with the terminals. Do not bend, drop or apply strong force to the memory card. Do not disassemble or modify the memory card.
  • Page 154: About The Infolithium Battery Pack

    Recording/Playback: supported (*) Except for XAVC S format This product does not support 8-bit parallel data transfer but it supports 4-bit parallel data transfer the same as with Memory Stick PRO Duo media. This product cannot record or play back data that uses MagicGate technology. MagicGate is a copyright protection technology that records and transfers the contents in an encrypted format.
  • Page 155 The battery pack is damaged. The temperature of the battery pack is low. Remove the battery pack from this product and put it in a warm place. The temperature of the battery pack is high. Remove the battery pack from this product and put it in a cool place. To use the battery pack effectively Battery pack performance decreases when the ambient temperature is 10 ˚C (50 °F) or below, and the length of time you can use the battery pack becomes shorter.
  • Page 156: On Use And Care

    one. Each battery’s life depends on storage, operating and environmental conditions. [188] How to Use Additional information Handling of this product On use and care On recording Before starting to record, test the recording function to make sure the image and sound are recorded without any problems.
  • Page 157 Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired. If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your product and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping on the product.
  • Page 158: Lcd Monitor

    Consult your local authorized Sony service facility. Wash off any liquid that may have contacted your skin. If any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with plenty of water and consult a doctor. When not using this product for a long time To keep this product in optimum state for a long time, turn it on and let it run by recording and playing back images about once a month.
  • Page 159: On Connecting To A Computer Or Accessory Etc

    This product is equipped with a ZEISS lens, which was developed jointly by ZEISS, in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and produces superior images. It adopts the MTF(*) measurement system for video cameras and offers a quality typical of a ZEISS lens.
  • Page 160: Notes On Optional Accessories

    Notes on optional accessories We recommend using genuine Sony accessories. Genuine Sony accessories may not be available in some countries/regions. [191] How to Use Additional information Handling of this product On moisture condensation If this product is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside this product.
  • Page 161: Notes On The Wireless Remote Commander

    When the lithium battery becomes weak, the operating distance of the Wireless Remote Commander may shorten, or the Wireless Remote Commander may not function properly. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Page 162: To Clean The Casing Surface

    If you leave fingerprints, hand cream, etc. on the LCD monitor, the coating of the LCD monitor will come off easily. Wipe those off as soon as possible. If you wipe the LCD monitor strongly with a tissue, etc., the coating of the LCD monitor may be scratched.
  • Page 163: On Tv Color Systems

    Power supply You can use this product in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with this product within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range. You can also charge the battery pack. Viewing images on a TV connected To view images on a TV (or monitor), you need to connect this product to a TV (or monitor) using the HDMI cable (supplied) or AV cable (sold separately).
  • Page 164: World Time Difference

    NTSC: Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the USA, Venezuela, etc. SECAM: Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc. Setting to the local time You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using this product abroad.
  • Page 165 Almaty/Dhaka +06:30: Yangon +07:00: Bangkok/Jakarta +08:00: HongKong/Singapore/Beijing +09:00: Tokyo/Seoul +09:30: Adelaide/Darwin +10:00: Melbourne/Sydney +11:00: Solomon Is +12:00: Fiji/Wellington -11:00: Midway Island -10:00: Hawaii -09:00: Alaska -08:00: LosAngeles/Tijuana -07:00: Denver/Arizona -06:00: Chicago/MexicoCity -05:00: New York/Bogota -04:00: Santiago -03:30: St. John's -03:00: Brasilia/Montevideo -02:00: Fernando de Noronha...
  • Page 166: On Trademarks

    InfoLITHIUM is a trademark of Sony Corporation. BIONZ X is a trademark of Sony Corporation. BRAVIA and Photo TV HD are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Blu-ray Disc™ and Blu-ray™ are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 167: Notes On The License

    “ ” and “PlayStation” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. Facebook and the “f” logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Facebook, Inc. YouTube and the YouTube logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
  • Page 168: Zoom Magnifications

    GPL/LGPL. Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. When downloading the source code, select FDR-AX100/HDR-CX900 as the model for this product. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/ We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.
  • Page 169: The Power Does Not Turn On

    3. Perform [Initialize]. If you select [Initialize], all settings, including the clock setting, are reset. 4. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. [203] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Overall operations The power does not turn on.
  • Page 170: This Product Gets Warm

    [206] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Overall operations This product gets warm. This product may become warm during operation. This is not a malfunction. [207] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Overall operations Intelligent Auto is canceled. The Intelligent Auto setting is canceled if you change the following settings: [Smth Slw REC] [Golf Shot] [High Speed REC]...
  • Page 171: The Remaining Battery Power Is Not Displayed Correctly

    If the temperature of the battery pack is too high or too low, you may not be able to charge it. Attach the charged battery pack to this product correctly. If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from a wall outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged.
  • Page 172: The Battery Pack Is Quickly Discharged

    The ambient temperature is too high or too low. This is not a malfunction. The battery pack has not been charged enough. Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, replace the battery pack with a new one. The indicated remaining battery power may not be correct depending on the environment in which this product is used.
  • Page 173: The Buttons On The Lcd Monitor Quickly Disappear

    Adjust the touch panel ([Calibration]). [216] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Monitor The buttons on the LCD monitor quickly disappear. If you set [Display Setting] to [On], the buttons do not disappear from the LCD monitor. [217] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Monitor There are dots in the shape of a grid on the monitor. These dots are a normal result of the manufacturing process of the monitor and do not affect the recording in any way.
  • Page 174: Operations Using The Memory Card Cannot Be Performed

    The image in the viewfinder is no-longer displayed. Close the LCD monitor. Even if the viewfinder is pulled out, no image is displayed in the viewfinder when the LCD monitor is open. [221] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Memory card Operations using the memory card cannot be performed. If you use the memory card formatted on a computer, format it again on this product.
  • Page 175: Wireless Remote Commander

    The playback device does not support playing back memory cards. [225] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Wireless Remote Commander The supplied Wireless Remote Commander does not function. Set [Remote Ctrl] to [On]. Insert a battery into the battery holder with the +/– polarities correctly matching the +/– marks.
  • Page 176: Photos Cannot Be Recorded

    The recording media is full. Delete unnecessary images. Total number of movie scenes or photos exceeds the recordable capacity of this product. Delete unnecessary images. [228] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording Photos cannot be recorded. You cannot record photos together with: [Smth Slw REC] [Golf Shot] [High Speed REC] Fader]...
  • Page 177: This Product Stops Recording

    [231] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected recording time of the recording media. Depending on the recording conditions, the time available for recording may be shorter, for example when recording a fast moving object, etc. [232] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording...
  • Page 178: Steadyshot Does Not Function

    [235] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording SteadyShot does not function. Set [ SteadyShot] to [Active] or [Standard], [ SteadyShot] to [On]. Even when [ SteadyShot] is set to [Active] or [Standard], or [ SteadyShot] is set to [On], this product may not be able to compensate for excessive vibrations. [236] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording...
  • Page 179: Sound Is Not Recorded Correctly

    [239] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording [Monitor Brightness] cannot be set. You cannot set [Monitor Brightness] when: The LCD monitor is closed on this product with the LCD monitor facing out. The power is supplied from the AC Adaptor. [240] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording Sound is not recorded correctly.
  • Page 180: Photos Cannot Be Played Back

    To play movie files edited on a computer or other equipment and written back to the recording media, but where no image appears on the Event View screen, perform [Repair Img. DB F.]. To play a movie recorded in [ XAVC S 4K] format, make sure to set [ Frame Rate] to the same value (30p or 24p) you set when recording.
  • Page 181: No Sound Or Only A Quiet Sound Is Heard During Playback

    [246] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Playback No sound or only a quiet sound is heard during playback. Turn up the volume. If you turn the volume down to the minimum level by adjusting in [Audio Rec Level], the sound of movies cannot be recorded. Sounds are not recorded while shooting with [Smth Slw REC] or [Golf Shot].
  • Page 182: Cannot Transfer Movies To Your Smartphone

    Depending on the wireless access point setting, [WPS Push] may not be available. Confirm the password and SSID of the wireless access point to set [Access point settings]. [250] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Wi-Fi [Ctrl with Smartphone], [Send to Smartphone], [Send to Computer] or [View on TV] terminates prematurely.
  • Page 183: The Nfc Connection Does Not Work

    The NFC connection does not work. Change the position of the compatible device to reduce the distance between (N mark) on the smartphone and (N mark) on this product. If this still does not solve the problem, move the smartphone a few millimeters, or move the smartphone away from this product and wait for 10 seconds or more before touching again.
  • Page 184: Images Are Not Copied Correctly

    Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the images. [257] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Playback on a TV The top, bottom, right, and left edges of images are trimmed slightly on a connected TV. The LCD monitor of this product can display recording images across the entire LCD monitor (full pixel display).
  • Page 185: Playmemories Home Cannot Be Installed

    You cannot copy images using the HDMI cable. An AV cable (sold separately) is not connected properly. Make sure that the cable is connected to the input jack of the device. You cannot copy XAVC S movies. [261] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Connecting to a computer PlayMemories Home cannot be installed.
  • Page 186: Self-Diagnosis Display

    If indicators appear on the LCD monitor or in the viewfinder, check the following. If the problem persists even after you have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. When you contact them, give them the complete error code beginning with C or E displayed on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 187: Warning Indicators

    delete unnecessary images, or format the memory card. The image data base file may be damaged. Check the data base file by selecting [Setup] - [ Media Settings] - [Repair Img. DB F.] - the recording medium. The memory card is damaged. (Warning indicators pertaining to memory card formatting) The memory card is damaged.
  • Page 188 If messages appear on the LCD monitor, follow the instructions. Data error. This may occur when you keep applying shock to this product. Movies recorded on other devices may not be played back. The Image Database File is damaged. Do you want to create a new file? HD movie management information is damaged.
  • Page 189 information in the file. Select to back up the high definition image quality (HD) movies and repair the database file. You cannot see the backed-up movies on this product. By connecting this product to a computer after repairing the database, you can import backed- up high definition image quality (HD) movies to the computer using the PlayMemories Home software installed on the computer.
  • Page 190 Do not eject the memory card during writing. Data may be damaged. Reinsert the memory card. External media cannot execute functions. - [Setup] - [ Media Settings] - [Repair Img. DB F.] - the recording. If even then the indicator flashes, format the external media using your computer, and then reconnect this product with the external media.

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