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Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder/Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E/HDR-CX900/HDR-CX900E
Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your product.
How to Use
Before use
Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external device
Using the Wi-Fi function
Menu operations
Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable photos
Additional information
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting

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  • Page 1 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder/Digital HD Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E/HDR-CX900/HDR-CX900E Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your product. How to Use Before use Getting started Recording Playback Saving images with an external device Using the Wi-Fi function Menu operations Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable photos...
  • Page 2: Troubleshooting

    Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators Warning messages List of Topics How to Use Troubleshooting Notes on use 4-534-655-11(1) Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table Of Contents Table of Contents ........................... How to Use ............................. Before use .......................... Model Information ....................Parts and controls ....................Parts and controls (front/top) ..............Parts and controls (side) ................Parts and controls (back/bottom) .............. Parts and controls (Wireless Remote Commander) ........
  • Page 4 Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL dial ......................Assigning frequently-used menu items to the MANUAL button ......................Adjusting the IRIS (aperture) ..............Adjusting the shutter speed ............... Adjusting the gain (ISO) ................Adjusting the exposure ................Adjusting the light intensity (ND filter) ............
  • Page 5 Playing images on a 4K TV ..................Viewing images on a 4K TV (models with the 4K functionality) ....................Playing images on a high definition TV ........... Using the Trimming Playback function with an XAVC S 4Kmovie (models with the 4K functionality) ....
  • Page 6 Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote) ...................... Transferring images to a smartphone ..............Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet ..................... Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function ..............
  • Page 7 Cinematone ..................... Fader ....................... Self-Timer ....................SteadyShot (Movie) ................. SteadyShot (Photo) ................. Digital Zoom .................... Auto Back Light ..................Dial Setting ....................NIGHTSHOT Light .................. Face Detection ..................Smile Shutter ................... Smile Sensitivity ..................Flash (Only when connecting an external flash) ........
  • Page 8 Send to Computer ................... Delete ...................... Protect ..................... Direct Copy ..................... Setup ........................Media Info ....................Format ..................... Repair Img. DB F..................File Number ..................... Data Code ....................Volume ....................Download Music (HDR-CX900/FDR-AX100) .......... Empty Music (HDR-CX900/FDR-AX100) ..........WPS Push ....................
  • Page 9 Area Setting .................... Charging time/recording time of movies/number of recordable photos ......Check the charging time ..................Charging time ..................Expected recording and playback times for individual batteries ......Expected recording time with each battery pack ........Expected playback time with each battery pack ........
  • Page 10 Zoom magnifications ................Troubleshooting ..........................Troubleshooting ........................ If you have problems ................... Overall operations ....................The power does not turn on..............This product does not operate even when the power is set to on......................The menu settings have been changed automatically ......
  • Page 11 Another DVD device operates when you use the supplied Wireless Remote Commander ..............Recording ......................Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images..................... Photos cannot be recorded..............The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording has stopped.....................
  • Page 12 The NFC connection does not work ............Editing movies/photos on this product ..............Unable to edit..................A movie cannot be divided..............Playback on a TV ....................Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV ....... The top, bottom, right, and left edges of images are trimmed slightly on a connected TV.
  • Page 13: How To Use

    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 Parts and controls Parts and controls (front/top) Parts and controls (side) Parts and controls (back/bottom) Parts and controls (Wireless Remote Commander) Screen indicators Screen indicators Movie recording format...
  • Page 14: Power Source Preparations

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

    Adjusting the exposure Adjusting the light intensity (ND filter) Useful functions for recording Zooming Adjusting the focus manually Magnifying the image to obtain better manual focus (Focus Magnifier) Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture) Recording in mirror mode Intelligent Auto Decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie (My Voice Canceling) Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority) Recording subjects other than people (Tracking focus)
  • Page 16: Playing Images On A 4K Tv

    Deleting the selected images Deleting by date Dividing a movie Capturing a photo from a movie (models with the USB IN/OUT jacks) Playing images on a 4K TV Viewing images on a 4K TV (models with the 4K functionality) Using the Trimming Playback function with an XAVC S 4K movie (models with the 4K functionality) Playing images on a high definition TV Connecting this product to a high definition TV...
  • Page 17: Saving Images On An External Media Device

    Creating a Blu-ray disc Saving images on an external media device Notes on use of the external media Saving images on an external media device Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device Playing back images in the external media device on this product Deleting images in the external media device Creating a disc with a recorder Creating a disc with a recorder...
  • Page 18: Connecting A Smartphone

    Playing images on a TV (View on TV) Connecting a smartphone Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet Connecting to an iPhone or iPad Connecting to an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet Installing PlayMemories Mobile About the PlayMemories Mobile software Menu operations Using menu items Setting up menu items How to use the keyboard...
  • Page 19 AE Shift Low Lux Scene Selection Picture Effect Cinematone Fader Self-Timer SteadyShot (Movie) SteadyShot (Photo) Digital Zoom Auto Back Light Dial Setting NIGHTSHOT Light Face Detection Smile Shutter Smile Sensitivity Flash (Only when connecting an external flash) Flash Level (Only when connecting an external flash) Red Eye Reduction (Only when connecting an external flash) My Voice Canceling Blt-in Zoom Mic...
  • Page 20: Image Quality/Size

    Image Quality/Size REC Mode Frame Rate Dual Video REC File Format Image Size Playback Function Event View Scenario Edit/Copy Send to Smartphone View on TV Send to Computer Delete Protect Direct Copy Setup Media Info Format Repair Img. DB F. File Number Data Code Volume...
  • Page 21: Charging Time/Recording Time Of Movies/Number Of Recordable Photos

    Disp MAC Address SSID/PW Reset Network Info Reset TV Type HDMI Resolution CTRL FOR HDMI USB Connect USB Connect Setting USB Power Supply USB LUN Setting Beep Monitor Brightness Display Setting Airplane Mode REC Lamp Remote Ctrl Language Setting 24p Mode (HDR-CX900E/FDR-AX100E) Cancel 24p Mode (HDR-CX900E/FDR-AX100E) Calibration Battery Info...
  • Page 22: Expected Recording And Playback Times For Individual Batteries

    Expected recording and playback times for individual batteries Expected recording time with each battery pack Expected playback time with each battery pack Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for memory cards Notes on recording Expected recording time of movies Expected number of recordable photos Bit-rate for each recording mode Bit-rate and recording pixels...
  • Page 23: Maintenance

    Maintenance On handling the LCD monitor To clean the casing surface About care and storage of the lens Using this product abroad Using this product abroad World time difference Trademarks On trademarks License Notes on the License Zoom magnifications Zoom magnifications Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If you have problems...
  • Page 24: Batteries/Power Sources

    The menu settings have been changed automatically. This product gets warm. Intelligent Auto is canceled. Batteries/power sources The power abruptly turns off. The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp does not light while the battery pack is being charged. The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is being charged. The remaining battery power is not displayed correctly.
  • Page 25: Recording

    The supplied Wireless Remote Commander does not function. Another DVD device operates when you use the supplied Wireless Remote Commander. Recording Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images. Photos cannot be recorded. The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording has stopped. The imaging field looks different.
  • Page 26: Editing Movies/Photos On This Product

    The wireless access point you want to connect to does not appear. [WPS Push] does not work. [Ctrl with Smartphone], [Send to Smartphone], [Send to Computer] or [View on TV] terminates prematurely. Cannot transfer movies to your smartphone. The shooting screen does not display smoothly. The connection is cut off. The NFC connection does not work.
  • Page 27: Model Information

    Warning messages Warning messages Warning Indicators How to Use Before use Model Information Model Information In this Help Guide, the differences in the specifications for each model are described together. If you find the description “Models with ... ” like below, confirm in this chapter whether the description applies to this product.
  • Page 28: Parts And Controls (Front/Top)

    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 29: Parts And Controls (Side)

    5. Loop for a shoulder belt 6. Grip belt 7. FOCUS MAGNIFIER button (microphone) jack (PLUG IN POWER) 9. Remote sensor 10. Camera recording lamp 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.
  • Page 30: Parts And Controls (Back/Bottom)

    1. Speaker 2. Memory card access lamp While the lamp is lit or flashing, this product is reading or writing data. 3. Memory card slot 4. HDMI OUT jack (headphones) jack 6. ND FILTER (AUTO/MANUAL) switch 7. ND FILTER switch 8.
  • Page 31 1. LCD monitor/Touch panel If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you can close the LCD monitor with the screen facing out. This is convenient during playback operations. 2. Viewfinder This product is turned on when the viewfinder is pulled out. 3.
  • Page 32: Parts And Controls (Wireless Remote Commander)

    How to Use Before use Parts and controls Parts and controls (Wireless Remote Commander) 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.
  • Page 33: Screen Indicators

    Displays a VISUAL INDEX screen during playback. /ENTER buttons When you press any of these buttons, the light blue frame appears on the LCD monitor. Select a desired button or an item with , then press ENTER to enter. How to Use Before use Screen indicators Screen indicators...
  • Page 34 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 Remaining battery 60 min Recording/playback/editing media 0:00:00 Counter (hour:minute:second) 00min Estimated recording time 20.0M/14.2M Approximate number of recordable photos and photo size 9999 Playback folder of the memory card 100/112 Current playing movie or photo/Number of total recorded movies or photos...
  • Page 35: Recording Formats Available With This Product And Their Features

    How to Use Before use Movie recording format Recording formats available with this product and their features This product supports XAVC S 4K (models with the 4K functionality), XAVC S HD and AVCHD. The image quality of XAVC S 4K is 4-times greater than the conventional high definition image quality.
  • Page 36: Supplied Items

    Hint Bit-rate refers to the data amount recordable over a certain period of time. How to Use Getting started Checking the supplied items Supplied items The numbers in ( ) indicate the supplied quantity. For all models Camcorder (1) AC Adaptor (1) HDMI cable (1) USB connection support cable (1) Power cord (mains lead) (1)
  • Page 37 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 when the Built-in USB Cable of this product is too short for connection.
  • Page 38: Attaching The Lens Hood

    insert the lens hood into the lens mount and rotate it clockwise until the lens hood clicks into place. How to Use Getting started Power source preparations Attaching the battery pack Attach the battery pack to this product. 1. Close the LCD monitor and retract the viewfinder, and then attach the battery pack ( Align the indentation on this product and projection on the battery pack, then slide the battery pack upwards.
  • Page 39: Charging The Battery Pack Using The Ac Adaptor

    operation for about 2 minutes, to save battery power (Power Save). How to Use Getting started Power source preparations Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Charge the battery pack using the supplied AC Adaptor. Attach the battery pack in advance. 1.
  • Page 40: Charging The Battery Pack Using Your Computer

    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. Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture. Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic objects.
  • Page 41: Turning The Power On

    : Built-in USB Cable : To a wall outlet (wall socket) To put the Built-in USB Cable away Put the Built-in USB Cable back in the pocket on the grip belt after use. Hint It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F).
  • Page 42: Using This Product Supplying Power From A Wall Outlet (Wall Socket)

    Close the LCD monitor. If the viewfinder is pulled out, retract the viewfinder as shown in the illustration below. You can also turn off this product by pressing POWER. On turning this product on or off using the LCD monitor or the viewfinder The power of this product is turned on or off depending on the status of the LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
  • Page 43: Setting The Language, Date And Time

    How to Use Getting started Initial setup Setting the language, date and time Set the language, date and time when using this product for the first time. 1. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on. 2.
  • Page 44: Adjusting The Angle Of The Lcd Monitor For Easier Viewing

    Hint The date and time are recorded automatically and can be displayed only during playback. To display them, select - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Data Code] - [Date/Time]. How to Use Getting started Initial setup Adjusting the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing You can adjust the angle of the LCD monitor for easier viewing.
  • Page 45: Displaying Items On The Lcd Monitor

    indicators appear on the viewfinder. If the indicators on the viewfinder appear blurred, adjust the appearance using the viewfinder lens adjustment dial located on the side of the viewfinder. How to Use Getting started Initial setup Displaying items on the LCD monitor Items on the LCD monitor disappear if you do not operate this product for a few seconds after you turn this product on or switch between the movie recording and photo shooting modes.
  • Page 46: Types Of Memory Card You Can Use With This Product

    To ensure stable operation of the memory card, it is recommended to format the memory card with this product before the first use. Formatting the memory card will erase all the data stored on it and the data will be irrecoverable. Save your important data on your PC, etc.
  • Page 47: Recording Movies

    SD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC memory card Note When recording images in AVCHD format, use the card of Class 4 or faster. When recording images in XAVC S format, use an SDXC memory card of Class 10 or faster.
  • Page 48: Shooting Photos

    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. The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the recording media after recording has finished.
  • Page 49: Controlling The Image Settings Manually With The Manual Dial

    3. Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully. When the focus is adjusted properly, the AE/AF lock indicator appears on the LCD monitor. Note The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the recording media after recording has finished.
  • Page 50: Assigning Frequently-Used Menu Items To The Manual Button

    2. Rotate the MANUAL dial to make adjustments. Note Manual settings will be retained even if you change the assigned item of the MANUAL dial. However, if you set [Exposure] after setting [AE Shift] manually, [Exposure] will override [AE Shift]. How to Use Recording Changing the brightness manually for recording...
  • Page 51: Adjusting The Iris (Aperture)

    How to Use Recording Changing the brightness manually for recording Adjusting the IRIS (aperture) The procedure to adjust the IRIS (aperture) is explained as follows. 1. Press the PROGRAM AE button to set the IRIS (aperture), gain (ISO), shutter speed and exposure to [Auto].
  • Page 52: Adjusting The Shutter Speed

    This function is useful when you want to blur or sharpen the background of an image. How to Use Recording Changing the brightness manually for recording Adjusting the shutter speed The procedure to set the shutter speed is explained as follows. 1.
  • Page 53: Adjusting The Gain (Iso)

    When recording under fluorescent lamps, sodium lamps, mercury lamps, or LED light, horizontal bands may appear on the LCD monitor. You may be able to improve the situation by adjusting the shutter speed. How to Use Recording Changing the brightness manually for recording Adjusting the gain (ISO) The procedure to set the gain (ISO) is explained as follows.
  • Page 54: Adjusting The Exposure

    The following is the procedure to adjust the exposure when [Exposure] is assigned to the MANUAL button (default setting). 1. Press the PROGRAM AE button to set the IRIS (aperture), gain (ISO), shutter speed and exposure to [Auto]. 2. Press the MANUAL button to set the exposure to manual. Each time you press the button, the setting switches between manual and auto.
  • Page 55: Zooming

    position. OFF: Cancels the ND filter function. Reduces the light intensity to 1/4. Reduces the light intensity to 1/16. Reduces the light intensity to 1/64. When adjusting the IRIS (aperture) automatically When the ND filter indicator flashes, change the ND FILTER switch position setting accordingly.
  • Page 56: Adjusting The Focus Manually

    Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom. A: Wide angle B: Telephoto Note Zoom speed will be slightly slower while recording movies. Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom lever. If you move your finger off the power zoom lever, the operation sound of the power zoom lever may also be recorded.
  • Page 57: Magnifying The Image To Obtain Better Manual Focus (Focus Magnifier)

    ZOOM side: You can adjust the zoom manually by rotating the lens ring. FOCUS side: You can adjust the focus by rotating the lens ring. How to Use Recording Useful functions for recording Magnifying the image to obtain better manual focus (Focus Magnifier) Magnify the image you are currently recording whether the object is in focus.
  • Page 58: Capturing Photos During Movie Recording (Dual Capture)

    You can shoot photos during movie recording. 1. Press PHOTO during movie recording to capture still photos. Note You may not be able to shoot photos depending on the setting in [ REC Mode] and [ Frame Rate]. You cannot capture photos during movie recording in the following situation(s): When an item of [Picture Effect] is selected When [Dual Video REC] is set to [On] and during movie recording How to Use...
  • Page 59: Intelligent Auto

    How to Use Recording Useful functions for recording Intelligent Auto This product records images after selecting the most suitable setting for the subjects or the situation automatically. 1. Select - [On] - on the recording screen of movies or photos. To cancel the Intelligent Auto function, select - [Off] - 2.
  • Page 60: Themovie (My Voice Canceling)

    movie (My Voice Canceling) You can record movies decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie. 1. Press the button. When [My Voice Canceling] is set to [On], is displayed. 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.
  • Page 61: Recording Subjects Other Than People (Tracking Focus)

    A: A double-line frame appears B: Cancels the function Note The subject you touched may not be detected, depending on the surrounding brightness or hairstyle of the subject. Make sure to set the [Face Detection] setting to [Auto]. When the selected face is out of the LCD monitor or turns away, the double-line frame will disappear.
  • Page 62: Playing Movies And Photos From The Event View Screen

    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). 1. Open the LCD monitor and press (View Images) to enter the playback mode. You can also operate by selecting (View Images) on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 63: Screen Display On The Event View Screen

    Buttons for playback operations : Previous/Next : Delete : Fast-reverse/fast-forward : Context : Pause/Play : Stop : Play/stop slide show Note To prevent your image data from being lost, save all your recorded images on external media periodically. Some buttons described above may not appear, depending on the image being played back.
  • Page 64: Index Screen

    1. To the MENU screen 2. Event name 3. To the previous event 4. To the movie/photo recording mode 5. To play back short movies (Highlight Playback) Appears only when [ File Format] is set to [ AVCHD]. 6. Remaining battery 7.
  • Page 65: Playing Back A Short Movie (Highlight Playback)

    9. Movie 10. Photo Note Displayed icons may differ, depending on the model. Hint Reduced-size images which enable you to view many images at the same time on an index screen are called “thumbnails.” How to Use Playback Playing images using Highlight Playback Playing back a short movie (Highlight Playback) You can enjoy movies and photos as a short movie.
  • Page 66 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 : Stop Note Movies other than AVCHD movies cannot be played using the Highlight Playback function. Highlight Playback scenes will change each time you select a Highlight Playback.
  • Page 67: Changing The Settings For Highlight Playback

    [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. [Music] You can select music. [Length] You can set the length of the Highlight Playback segment. [Audio mix] The original sound is played back with the music.
  • Page 68: Playing Mp4 Movies (Hd Movie) (Switching The Movie

    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]. 1. Select - [Playback Function] - [ Scenario], select the desired scenario, and then select...
  • Page 69: Notes On Editing

    The format of a movie to be played or edited will be switched. How to Use Playback Editing images from the playback screen Notes on editing Some basic editing operations can be done on this product. If you want to do advanced editing operations, install and use the PlayMemories Home software.
  • Page 70: Deleting By Date

    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 ( ). Release the protection of the data before deleting.
  • Page 71: Dividing A Movie

    4. Select [All In Event]. 5. Select the date you want to delete using , and then select How to Use Playback Editing images from the playback screen Dividing a movie Split a recorded movie at your desired point. This function is available only when [ File Format] is set to [ AVCHD].
  • Page 72: Capturing A Photo From A Movie (Models With The Usbin/ Out Jacks)

    How to Use Playback Editing images from the playback screen Capturing a photo from a movie (models with the USB IN/OUT jacks) You can capture images from movies recorded with this product. This function is available only when [ File Format] is set to [ AVCHD].
  • Page 73: Viewing Images On A 4K Tv (Models With The 4K Functionality)

    How to Use Playback Playing images on a 4K TV Viewing images on a 4K TV (models with the 4K functionality) You can play images recorded in the movie format [ XAVC S 4K], in high definition image quality by connecting this product to a TV with an HDMI jack. 1.
  • Page 74 You can trim & play a desired area of image recorded in the movie format [ XAVC S 4K]. The trimmed image is played in high definition image quality. 1. Switch the input on the TV to the connected jack. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [HDMI Resolution] - desired setting.
  • Page 75: Connecting This Product To A High Definition Tv

    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: [Auto], [1080p], [1080i], [720p]...
  • Page 76: Enjoying 5.1Ch Surround Sound

    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 77: On Photo Tv Hd

    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 78: Connecting This Product To A Non-High-Definition Tv

    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 79: 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 80: Checking The Computer System

    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/ How to Use Saving images with an external device Using the PlayMemories Home...
  • Page 81 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 82: Disconnecting This Product From The Computer

    In this case, you can release the connection without performing the above operations. 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 83: Creating A Blu-Ray Disc

    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 84: Saving Images On An External Media Device

    The total of photos and MP4 movies: Max. 40,000 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 85: Saving The Desired Images In This Product To The External Media Device

    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 86: Playing Back Images In The External Media Device On This Product

    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 87: 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 88: Creating A Disc With A Recorder

    images. 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 89: What You Can Do With The Wi-Fi Function

    Images will be copied with standard definition image quality. When you connect a monaural device, connect the yellow plug of an AV cable (sold 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.
  • Page 90: Using Your Smartphone Or Tablet As A Wireless Remote Commander

    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. How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Controlling via a smartphone Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander...
  • Page 91: Using Your Smartphone Or Tablet As A Wireless Remote Commander Using The Nfc Function (Nfc One-Touch Remote)

    product is now ready to be operated using your smartphone. 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.
  • Page 92 1. Install PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone. 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 93: Transferring Movies (Mp4) And Photos To Your Smartphone

    If the connections is not made successfully, try the procedures shown in “Connecting to an Android smartphone or tablet.” Hint For the latest supported OS, refer to the download page of PlayMemories Mobile. How to Use Using the Wi-Fi function Transferring images to a smartphone Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet...
  • Page 94: Transferring Movies (Mp4) And Photos To Your Smartphone Or Tablet Using The Nfc Function

    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 95 Transfer images 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. 1. Install PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone. If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the software to the latest version.
  • Page 96: 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 97: Playing Images On A Tv (View On Tv)

    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 98: Connecting To An Android Smartphone Or Tablet

    Note 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 99: Connecting To An Iphone Or Ip

    3. Enter the password displayed on this product. 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 100 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 101: Connecting To An Nfc-Enabled Smartphone Or Tablet

    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 102: 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/). 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 103 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 104: 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 105: Photo

    You can select the movie recording mode. - [Shooting Mode] - [Movie]. How to Use Menu operations Shooting Mode Photo You can select the photo shooting mode. - [Shooting Mode] - [Photo]. 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 106: Golf Shot

    4. Press the START/STOP button. [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. 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...
  • Page 107: High Speed Rec

    B: The sound of a club hitting the ball C: This product records images in this 2 second period. Note If this product cannot detect the sound of a club hitting the ball, this product automatically sets the impact point at 0.5 second before the START/STOP button has been pressed, and records a movie in the time period between 1.5 seconds before the impact point to 0.5 second after the impact point.
  • Page 108: White Balance

    How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic 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 109: Spot Meter/Fcs

    Adjusting the white balance manually 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 110: Spot Focus

    Exposure can be adjusted and set for the selected subject automatically. This function is useful when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background, such as subjects in the spotlight on stage. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [Spot Meter]. 2.
  • Page 111: Focus

    You can fix the brightness of an image manually. Adjust the brightness when the subject is too bright or too dark. - [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...
  • Page 112: Agc Limit

    It is easier to focus on the subject by moving the power zoom lever towards T (telephoto) to adjust the focus, then towards W (wide angle) to adjust the zoom for recording. When you want to record a subject at close range, move the power zoom lever to W (wide angle), then adjust the focus.
  • Page 113: Low Lux

    Off (default setting): The exposure is adjusted automatically. On (Adjusted number and EV): Adjust the automatic exposure level using when the subject is white or the background is bright, and when the subject is dark or the light is dim. How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic...
  • Page 114 (Sunrise&Sunset)(*): 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 115: Picture Effect

    (Beach): Takes the vivid blue of the ocean or a lake. (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...
  • Page 116: Cinematone

    Off (default setting): Does not use the Picture Effect. (Toy Camera): Allows you to shoot an image having a unique color tone with its surrounding colors dark. Select the effect you want with [OPTION]. (Pop Color): Allows you to shoot a pop art-like colorful image with emphasis on the color tone. (Posterization): Creates a high contrast, abstract look by heavily emphasizing primary colors, or in black and white.
  • Page 117: Fader

    Does not use the Cinematone function. On : Uses the Cinematone function. Note When you switch this function on or off, the image will be paused temporarily. When [ Cinematone] is set to [On], the [Scene Selection] setting changes to [Auto]. When [ Cinematone] is set to [On], the [Picture Effect] setting changes to [Off].
  • Page 118: Self-Timer

    B: In Note When you press START/STOP, the setting is cleared. How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Self-Timer Press PHOTO to start the count down. A photo is recorded after about 10 seconds. Note You can also operate by pressing PHOTO on the Wireless Remote Commander. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [ Self-Timer] - desired setting.
  • Page 119: Steadyshot (Photo)

    Off ( This product does not use the SteadyShot function. Note 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 120: Auto Back Light

    Digital zoom cannot be used. 160: Up to 160 zoom is performed digitally. How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Auto Back Light 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.
  • Page 121: Face Detection

    When recording in a dark place with the NightShot function, you can change the infrared light setting. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [NIGHTSHOT Light] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): Emits infrared light. Off : Does not emit infrared light.
  • Page 122: Smile Shutter

    How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Smile Shutter The shutter is released automatically when this product detects a smile. If you do not want to take photos automatically, select [Off]. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Face] - [Smile Shutter] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Dual Capture ( Only during movie recording, the shutter is released automatically, when this product detects a...
  • Page 123: Flash (Only When Connecting An External Flash)

    Detects even a slight smile. How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Flash (Only when connecting an external flash) Select the flash setting. Select the desired flash setting when you record photos using an external flash (sold separately) compatible with this product. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Flash] - [Flash] - desired setting.
  • Page 124: Red Eye Reduction (Only When Connecting An External Flash)

    - [Camera/Mic] - [ Flash] - [Flash Level] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items High: Makes the flash level higher. Normal (default setting): Normal flash level Low: Makes the flash level lower. 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.
  • Page 125: Blt-In Zoom Mic

    You can record the voice of the subject clearly by decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Microphone] - [My Voice Canceling]. Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Does not decrease the voice volume of the person recording the movie. On ( Decreases the voice volume of the person recording the movie and records the voice of the subject clearly.
  • Page 126: Auto Wind Nr

    When you set [Audio Rec Level] to [Manual], [Blt-in Zoom Mic] is set to [Off] automatically. How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Auto Wind NR This function automatically cuts the low-range wind noise according to the noise level when recording using the built-in microphone. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Microphone] - [Auto Wind NR] - desired setting.
  • Page 127: Audio Rec Level

    Hint [5.1ch Surround] is available only when [ File Format] is set to [ AVCHD]. XAVC S movies are set to [2ch Stereo] automatically, and you cannot select the audio format. How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Audio Rec Level You can adjust the audio recording level.
  • Page 128: My Button

    You can use your smartphone as a wireless remote commander. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Shooting Assist] - [Ctrl with Smartphone]. How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic My Button You can assign functions that you frequently use when recording to one of the My Buttons. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Shooting Assist] - [My Button].
  • Page 129: Zebra

    Descriptions of menu items Off (default setting): Does not display the grid lines. Displays the grid lines. Hint Positioning the subject at the cross point of the grid lines makes a balanced composition. The lines is not recorded. The outer frame of grid lines shows the display area of a TV which is not compatible with full pixel display.
  • Page 130: Peaking

    How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Peaking You can display an image on the LCD monitor with its outlines enhanced with colors. This function helps you to adjust the focus. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Shooting Assist] - [Peaking] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On /Off (default setting): When [Peaking] is set to [On],...
  • Page 131: Audio Level Display

    How to Use Menu operations Camera/Mic Audio Level Display You can select whether or not to display the audio level meter. Shape of the audio level meter differs depending on the [Audio Mode] setting. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Shooting Assist] - [Audio Level Display] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): Displays audio level meter.
  • Page 132: Frame Rate

    Records a long movie (when in 60i (*)/50i (**)). 60p Quality (*)/50p Quality (**) Records a movie in 60p (*)/50p (**). Models with the NTSC color system Models with the PAL color system Hint Types of media that images can be saved on will depend on the image quality selected. 60p Quality (*)/50p Quality (**)/Highest Quality...
  • Page 133: Dual Video Rec

    60i(*)/50i(**): This is an ordinary setting for AVCHD movies. 60p(*)/50p(**): You can record movies with a volume of data twice that of 60i(*), 50i(**) or 30p(*) per unit time. When you play a movie recorded with this setting on a TV, the TV must be compatible with 60p(*) or 50p(**) movie playback.
  • Page 134: File Format

    REC] will be set to [Off]. When [ File Format] is set to [ AVCHD] and [ REC Mode] is set to [60p Quality (models with the NTSC color system)]/[50p Quality (models with the PAL color system)], [Dual Video REC] will be set to [Off]. When [ File Format] is set to [ AVCHD] and [...
  • Page 135: Image Size

    This setting is suitable for watching on an HD (high definition) TV. Both recording and playback switches. AVCHD (default setting): Records HD (high definition) images in AVCHD format. This setting is suitable for watching on an HD (high definition) TV and Blu-ray disc recording. Both recording and playback will be switched.
  • Page 136: Event View

    Event View You can play back recorded images by date of recording (Event View). - [Playback Function] - [Event View]. How to Use Menu operations Playback Function Scenario You can view Highlight Scenario that you have saved. - [Playback Function] - [ Scenario].
  • Page 137: Send To Computer

    images from this product without connecting this product and TV with a cable. Operations may be required on your TV before playing depending on the TV you use. For details, refer to the instruction manuals of the TV. 1. Press on this product to enter the playback mode.
  • Page 138: Protect

    to the desired images, and then select All In Event : You can delete all images in the selected date at one time. Select the date you want to delete using , and then select How to Use Menu operations Edit/Copy Protect Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake.
  • Page 139: Direct Copy

    How to Use Menu operations Edit/Copy Direct Copy You can save images on an external media device manually while the device is connected to this product. 1. Press (View Images). - [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.
  • Page 140: Repair Img. Db F

    Note Connect this product to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation. To avoid the loss of important images, you should save them before formatting the recording media. Protected movies and photos will also be deleted. Make sure not to do the following while [Executing...] is displayed.
  • Page 141: Data Code

    - [Setup] - [ Media Settings] - [File Number] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Series (default setting): Assigns file numbers of photos/MP4 movies in sequence. The file number becomes larger each time you record a photo/MP4 movie. Even if the memory card is replaced with another one, the file number is assigned in sequence.
  • Page 142: Volume

    Photo White Balance SteayShot off Shutter Speed F-stop Gain Brightness Flash Exposure WB B-A/WB G-M WB Color Temp. Note The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect this product to a TV. Depending on the recording media condition, [-- -- --] may appear. How to Use Menu operations Setup...
  • Page 143: Download Music (Hdr-Cx900/Fdr-Ax100)

    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]. How to Use Menu operations Setup Empty Music (HDR-CX900/FDR-AX100)
  • Page 144: Access Point Settings

    Depending on the surrounding conditions such as obstacles between this product and access point, signal condition and the materials of the wall, etc., connections may not be established or the communication distance may be shorter. Move this product or decrease the distance between this product and the access point.
  • Page 145: Edit Device Name

    WPS PIN: Displays the PIN to enter to the connected device. IP address setting: Select [Auto] or [Manual]. IP address: If you are entering the IP address manually, enter the fixed address. Subnet mask/Default gateway: When you set [IP address setting] to [Manual], enter the IP address and subnet mask to match your network environment.
  • Page 146: Ssid/Pw Reset

    Display the MAC address of this product. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [Disp MAC Address]. The MAC address is displayed. How to Use Menu operations Setup SSID/PW Reset This product shares the SSID/password for [Send to Smartphone] and [Ctrl with Smartphone] with a device that has permission to connect.
  • Page 147: Tv Type

    How to Use Menu operations Setup TV Type You need to convert the signal depending on the horizontal to vertical ratio of the TV connected. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [TV Type] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items 16:9 (default setting): Select this to view your movies on a 16:9 (wide) TV.
  • Page 148: 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. 1080i: Outputs the 1080i signal.
  • Page 149: Usb Connect Setting

    - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [USB Connect]. How to Use Menu operations Setup USB Connect Setting You can set the USB transfer mode for connecting this product to a computer or other USB device. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [USB Connect Setting] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Auto (default setting): This product automatically selects the USB transfer mode depending on the connected device.
  • Page 150: Usb Lun Setting

    Attach the supplied battery pack to this product. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [USB Power Supply]. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): Power is supplied when connected using the Built-in USB Cable. Off : Does not supply power when connected using the Built-in USB Cable. Note This operation may consume the battery power.
  • Page 151: Monitor Brightness

    - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Beep] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On (default setting): A melody sounds. Off: Cancels the melody. How to Use Menu operations Setup Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Monitor Brightness] - desired setting.
  • Page 152: Airplane Mode

    Auto (default setting): Displays for about 3 seconds. The rec and zoom buttons on the LCD monitor are displayed. On : Always displays. The rec and zoom buttons on the LCD monitor are not displayed. Note You cannot change the setting of the icons or indicators on the LCD monitor while in playback mode.
  • Page 153: Remote Ctrl

    The camera recording lamp lights up. Off : The camera recording lamp does not light up. How to Use Menu operations Setup Remote Ctrl You can lock the Wireless Remote Commander buttons to prevent accidental operation by remote controls for other devices. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Remote Ctrl] - desired setting.
  • Page 154: Cancel 24P Mode (Hdr-Cx900E/Fdr-Ax100E)

    - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [24p Mode] - If you want to return the system to 50i mode, select in the [Cancel 24p Mode] screen. Note This product reboots each time you change the setting. When you change the setting, formatting the recording media is required. When you select [24p Mode], the following settings will be limited.
  • Page 155: Battery Info

    Note If you did not press the right spot, try the calibration again. Do not use a sharp-pointed object for calibration. Doing so may damage the LCD monitor. You cannot calibrate the LCD monitor if it is rotated, or closed with the LCD monitor facing out.
  • Page 156: Initialize

    to operate this product for more than about 2 minutes. Max : The brightness of the LCD monitor is adjusted to the surrounding brightness automatically. The backlight of the LCD monitor turns dark automatically if you do not attempt to operate this product for more than about 15 seconds.
  • Page 157: Area Setting

    Daylight Savings/Summer Time: Sets the summertime. The clock is set to move the time forward 1 hour. Date & Time: You can set the clock. How to Use Menu operations Setup Area Setting You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Select your local area when using this product in other time zones.
  • Page 158: Expected Recording Time With Each Battery Pack

    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 NP-FV70 : 555 min NP-FV100 : 930 min When using your computer FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E NP-FV70 (supplied): 555 min NP-FV100 : 930 min Hint The charging times shown in the table above are measured when charging this product at a temperature of 25 ˚C (77 °F).
  • Page 159 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 55 min NP-FV70 : 110 min...
  • Page 160: Expected Playback Time With Each Battery Pack

    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. When [ File Format] is set to [ XAVC S 4K] and [ Frame Rate] is set to 30p(*)/25p(**) (FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E) When [...
  • Page 161: Notes On Recording

    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 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 162: Expected Recording Time Of Movies

    Expected recording time of movies The expected recording time of movies when saving on a memory card is shown as follows. 16 GB 60p Quality (*)/50p Quality (**): [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 1 h 15 min (1 h 15 min) Highest Quality [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]: 1 h 15 min (1 h 15 min) [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off]: 1 h 25 min (1 h 25 min)
  • Page 163: Expected Number Of Recordable Photos

    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 164: Bit-Rate And Recording Pixels

    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. How to Use...
  • Page 165: Recording Pixels And Aspect Ratio

    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 × 1,080 pixels/24p(*) or 1,920 × 1,080 pixels/25p(**), 16:9 AVCHD: PS: Max. 28 Mbps 1,920 x 1,080 pixels/60p(*) or 1,920 × 1,080 pixels/50p(**), AVCHD 28 M (PS), 16:9 FX: Max.
  • Page 166: About The Avchd Format

    1,920 × 1,080 dots/16:9 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. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is adopted to compress video data, and the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM system is used to compress audio data.
  • Page 167: About The Memory Stick Media

    Do not allow the memory card to get wet. Keep the memory card out of the reach of small children. There is danger that a child might swallow it. Do not insert anything other than the compliant size of memory card into the memory card slot.
  • Page 168: About The Infolithium Battery Pack

    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. Movies saved on Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media or SDXC memory cards cannot be imported to or played back on computers or AV devices not supporting the exFAT(*) file system by connecting this product to these devices with the USB cable.
  • Page 169 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. If that happens, one of the following is recommended to enable longer use of the battery pack: Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up, and install it on this product immediately before you start shooting.
  • Page 170: On Use And Care

    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. Compensation for the contents of recordings cannot be provided, even if recording or playback is not possible due to a malfunction of this product, recording media, etc.
  • Page 171 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 172 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. Use up the battery pack completely before storing it. Note on this product/battery pack temperature When the temperature of this product or battery pack becomes extremely high or extremely low, you may not be able to record or play back on this product, due to the protection...
  • Page 173: On Connecting To A Computer Or Accessory Etc

    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. Also, the lens for this product is T*-coated to suppress unwanted reflections and faithfully reproduce colors.
  • Page 174: On Moisture Condensation

    We recommend using genuine Sony accessories. Genuine Sony accessories may not be available in some countries/regions. 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 175: 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 176: To Clean The Casing Surface

    If you wipe the LCD monitor strongly with a tissue, etc., the coating of the LCD monitor may be scratched. If the LCD monitor becomes dirty with fingerprints or dust, it is recommended that you gently remove those from the screen then clean it with a soft cloth, etc. How to Use Additional information Maintenance...
  • Page 177: On Tv Color Systems

    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 178: World Time Difference

    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 179 +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 -01:00:...
  • Page 180: 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 181: 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 182: Zoom Magnifications

    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 183: The Power Does Not Turn On

    2. Disconnect the power source, attach the power source again after about 1 minute, and turn this product 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. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Overall operations The power does not turn on.
  • Page 184: This Product Gets Warm

    Self-Timer] Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Overall operations This product gets warm. This product may become warm during operation. This is not a malfunction. 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 185: The Power Abruptly Turns Off

    If the temperature of the battery pack is too high or too low, you may not be able to charge 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 186: The Remaining Battery Power Is Not Displayed Correctly

    The remaining battery power is not displayed correctly. 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 187: The Buttons On The Touch Panel Do Not Work Correctly Or Do Not Work At All

    The buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly or do not work at all. Adjust the touch panel ([Calibration]). 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. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Monitor...
  • Page 188: The Image In The Viewfinder Is No-Longer Displayed

    Move the viewfinder lens adjustment dial until the image appears clearly. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Viewfinder 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. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Memory card...
  • Page 189: Images Cannot Be Played Back Or The Memory Card Is Not Recognized

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Memory card Images cannot be played back or the memory card is not recognized. The playback device does not support playing back memory cards. 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 +/–...
  • Page 190: Photos Cannot Be Recorded

    images. The playback screen is displayed. Stop playback, and select - [Shooting Mode] - [Movie] or [Photo]. This product is recording the image you have just shot on the recording media. You cannot make new recording during this period. The recording media is full. Delete unnecessary images. Total number of movie scenes or photos exceeds the recordable capacity of this product.
  • Page 191: The Imaging Field Looks Different

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording The imaging field looks different. The imaging field may look different depending on the condition of this product. This is not a malfunction. 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.
  • Page 192: The Auto Focus Does Not Function

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording The auto focus does not function. Set [Focus] to [Auto]. If the auto focus does not lock on the subject, adjust the focus manually. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording SteadyShot does not function. Set [ SteadyShot] to [Active] or [Standard], [ SteadyShot] to [On].
  • Page 193: Horizontal Stripes Appear On The Images

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording Horizontal stripes appear on the images. Horizontal stripes may appear on the LCD monitor when recording images under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, mercury lamp, or LED light. You may be able to improve the situation by adjusting the shutter speed. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Recording...
  • Page 194: Images Cannot Be Played Back

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Playback Images cannot be played back. Select the movie type (XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4) you want to play with the movie format select button. Images recorded on other devices may not be played back. This is not a malfunction. 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 195: No Sound Or Only A Quiet Sound Is Heard During Playback

    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. If it still appears, delete the image with may appear on an image recorded on other devices, edited on a computer, etc. You removed the AC Adaptor or the battery pack while the recording media icon at the top right corner of the screen is lit, or before the access lamp is turned off after recording.
  • Page 196: [Wps Push] Does Not Work

    Depending on the signal conditions, the wireless access point may not appear on this product. Move this product closer to the wireless access point. Depending on its setting, the wireless access point may not appear on this product. Refer to the instruction manual for the wireless access point for the correct settings.
  • Page 197: The Nfc Connection Does Not Work

    connection is cut off. Depending on the signal conditions, communication between the smartphone and this product may not work correctly. Reduce the distance between this product and the smartphone. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Wi-Fi 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.
  • Page 198: Neither Image Nor Sound Is Played On The Connected Tv

    The following movies cannot be divided. Movies that are too short XAVC S 4K (models with the 4K functionality) and XAVC S HD movies MP4 movies Release the protection, and then divide. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Playback on a TV Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV. Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the images.
  • Page 199: Black Bands Appear At The Top And Bottom Of The Lcdmonitor Of The 4:3 Tv

    Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the LCD monitor of the 4:3 TV. This happens when viewing an image on a 4:3 TV. This is not a malfunction. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Copying/Connecting to other devices Images are not copied correctly. You cannot copy images using the HDMI cable.
  • Page 200: 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 201 The battery pack is nearly used up. Depending on the operating environment or battery conditions, may flash even with about 20 minutes of power remaining. (Warning indicator pertaining to battery pack temperature) The battery pack temperature is high. Change the battery pack or place it in a cool place. (Warning indicator pertaining to memory card) Slow flashing Free spaces for recording images are running out.
  • Page 202: Warning Indicators

    Photos cannot be recorded during processing. Wait for a while, then record. You cannot capture photos while recording movies in the following situations: When [ REC Mode] is set to [Highest Quality When the [ Frame Rate] is set to [60p] (models with NTSC color system) or [50p] (models with PAL color system) When an item of [Picture Effect] is selected When [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]...
  • Page 203 movies. Do you want to repair the image database file? You cannot record or play back movies because no movie management information exists. If you select , new management information is created and you can record or play back movies. Inconsistencies found in the image database file.
  • Page 204 record still images. You cannot create folders exceeding 999MSDCF. You cannot create or delete created folders using this product. Format the memory card, or use other media. This memory card may not be able to record or play movies. This memory card may not be able to record or play images correctly. Use a memory card recommended for this product.