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

User Guide

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

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ Operation Search CX290/ CX290E/ CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ Before use CX390E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ Getting started PJ380E/ PJ390E Recording User Guide Playback Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about the camcorder.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table Of Contents Table of Contents ..........................Operation Search ........................... Search by operation ......................Before use ............................How to use this User Guide ....................How to use this User Guide .................. Selecting a topic to display ................ Searching a topic by keyword ..............
  • Page 3 To eject the memory card ................. Recording ............................Recording ........................... Recording movies ....................Shooting photos ....................Screen indicators during recording ............... Useful functions for recording images ................Zooming ........................ Capturing photos during movie recording ............. Recording in mirror mode ..................Intelligent Auto ......................
  • Page 4 Using menu items ....................... Setting up menu items ..................Shooting Mode ........................Movie ........................Photo ........................Camera/Mic ........................White Balance ....................... Spot Meter/Fcs (Spot meter/focus) ............... Spot Meter (Flexible spot meter) ................Spot Focus ......................Exposure ....................... Focus ........................To adjust the focus ..................
  • Page 5 HD/MP4/STD Setting ..................Wide Mode ......................x.v.Color ......................Image Size ......................Playback Function ......................Event View ......................Highlight Movie ....................Scenario ......................Edit/Copy ..........................Delete ........................To delete a part of a movie ..............Protect ......................... To remove the protection of an event .............
  • Page 6 Initialize ....................... Demo Mode ......................Date & Time Setting .................... Area Setting ......................Troubleshooting ..........................If you have problems ...................... Troubleshooting ........................ Overall operations ....................Batteries/power sources ..................LCD screen ......................Memory card ....................... Recording ......................Playback ......................Editing movies/photos on your camcorder ............
  • Page 7 To clean the casing and the projector lens ..........Carl Zeiss lens ..................About care and storage of the lens ............On moisture condensation .................. On charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery ..........How to charge the pre-installed rechargeable battery ......Notes on disposal/transfer the ownership of the camcorder .......
  • Page 8: Operation Search

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Operation Search Operation Search Operation Search Before use Operation Search Getting started Search by operation Recording Back to top Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder...
  • Page 9: Before Use

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Before use Operation Search Before use Before use How to use this User Guide Getting started How to use this User Guide Recording Model Information Playback Parts and controls/Screen indicators Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Getting started Operation Search Getting started Before use Checking the supplied items Getting started Supplied items Recording Charging the battery pack Playback Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor (Models with an AC Adaptor)
  • Page 11: Recording

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Recording Operation Search Recording Before use Recording Getting started Recording movies Recording Shooting photos Playback Screen indicators during recording Useful functions for recording images Playing images on a TV Zooming Saving images with an external...
  • Page 12: Playback

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback Operation Search Playback Before use Playback Getting started Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Recording Dividing a movie Playback Capturing a photo from a movie (Models with internal memory or models with a USB input...
  • Page 13: Playing Images On A Tv

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playing images on a TV Operation Search Playing images on a TV Before use Playing images on a high definition TV Getting started Connecting the camcorder to a high definition TV Recording...
  • Page 14: Saving Images With An External Device

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device Operation Search Saving images with an external device Before use Using the “PlayMemories Home” software Getting started Playing images on a computer Recording Checking the computer system Playback Installing the “PlayMemories Home”...
  • Page 15: Customizing Your Camcorder

    PJ390E) Blt-in Zoom Mic Auto Wind NR (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Wind Noise Reduct. (HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E) Micref Level (Microphone reference level) My Button Grid Line...
  • Page 16: Playback Function

    Media Info Format Repair Img. DB F. File Number Data Code Volume Download Music (HDR-CX220/ CX230/ CX280/ CX290/ CX320/ CX380/ PJ220/ PJ230/ PJ380) Empty Music (HDR-CX220/ CX230/ CX280/ CX290/ CX320/ CX380/ PJ220/ PJ230/ PJ380) TV Type HDMI Resolution CTRL FOR HDMI (Control for HDMI)
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting Operation Search Troubleshooting Before use If you have problems Getting started If you have problems Recording Troubleshooting Playback Overall operations Playing images on a TV Batteries/power sources LCD screen Saving images with an external...
  • Page 18: Maintenance And Precautions

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions Operation Search Maintenance and precautions Before use Maintenance and precautions Getting started About the AVCHD format Recording About the memory card Playback About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack About handling of your camcorder...
  • Page 19: Operation Search

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Contents list Operation Search Contents list Before use Getting started Operation Search Recording Operation Search Search by operation Playback Back to top Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external...
  • Page 20 Useful functions for recording images Zooming Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture) Recording in mirror mode Intelligent Auto Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority) (Models with touch panel) Back to top Playback Playback Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Dividing a movie Capturing a photo from a movie (Models with internal memory or models with a USB input function)
  • Page 21 Closer Voice (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Blt-in Zoom Mic Auto Wind NR (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Wind Noise Reduct. (HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E) Micref Level (Microphone reference level)
  • Page 22 Media Info Format Repair Img. DB F. File Number Data Code Volume Download Music (HDR-CX220/ CX230/ CX280/ CX290/ CX320/ CX380/ PJ220/ PJ230/ PJ380) Empty Music (HDR-CX220/ CX230/ CX280/ CX290/ CX320/ CX380/ PJ220/ PJ230/ PJ380) TV Type HDMI Resolution CTRL FOR HDMI (Control for HDMI)
  • Page 23 Date & Time Setting Area Setting Back to top Troubleshooting If you have problems If you have problems Troubleshooting Overall operations Batteries/power sources LCD screen Memory card Recording Playback Editing movies/photos on your camcorder Playback on the TV Copying/Connecting to other devices Connecting to a computer Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators Self-diagnosis display...
  • Page 24: Search By Operation

    Closer Voice (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Auto Wind NR (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Wind Noise Reduct. (HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E) Blt-in Zoom Mic...
  • Page 25: Capturing Photos During Movie Recording

    Micref Level (Microphone reference level) Capturing photos during movie recording Recording high quality photos during movie recording (Dual capture): Recording movies Smile Shutter Recording sunset or fireworks beautifully Scene Selection (Fireworks) Scene Selection (Sunrise&Sunset) Selecting a recording medium Media Select (HDR-CX230/ CX230E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ230/ PJ230E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Saving battery power Power Save...
  • Page 26: How To Use This User Guide

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Before use > How to use this User Guide > How to use this User Guide Operation Search How to use this User Guide Before use Getting started Selecting a topic to display...
  • Page 27: Searching A Topic By Keyword

    Changing the font size Change the font size by changing the setting of your web browser. For how to change the font size setting, refer to the Help of your web browser. Searching a topic by keyword Enter the keyword in the search window, then click the [Search] button. Returning to a previous page Use the back button of your web browser or the breadcrumb trail navigation (A) to return to a page you previously viewed.
  • Page 28: Printing Out A

    Printing out a page Click the [Print] button to print out a page you are viewing. Marks and notations used in this User Guide ) (A). In this User Guide, the sequence of operations is shown by arrows ( Operate the camcorder in the order indicated.
  • Page 29 Icons in the operating procedure sentences appear when the camcorder is in its default settings. The default setting is indicated by Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 30: Model Information

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Before use > How to use this User Guide > Model Information Operation Search Model Information Before use Getting started In this User Guide, the differences in the specifications for each model are described together.
  • Page 31: Battery Pack

    Differences in zoom magnification Extended Optical zoom Digital zoom Model name zoom magnification magnification magnification HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ 27 times 32 times 320 times PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E HDR-CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E 27 times 50 times 320 times HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/...
  • Page 32: Parts And Controls

    Top page > Before use > Parts and controls/Screen indicators > Parts and controls Operation Search Parts and controls Before use Getting started HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ PJ220/ Recording PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E Playback Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 33 If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen facing out. This is convenient during playback operations. Multi selector (View Images) button PROJECTOR FOCUS lever Projector lens HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E...
  • Page 34 HDR-PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E HDR-PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E HDMI OUT jack PROJECTOR IN jack Speaker PROJECTOR button (View Images) button POWER button...
  • Page 35 (microphone) jack (PLUG IN POWER) Power zoom lever PHOTO button POWER/CHG (charge) lamp Battery pack START/STOP button DC IN jack Multi/Micro USB Terminal Supports Micro USB compatible devices. Grip belt Built-in USB Cable Memory card access lamp While the lamp is lit or flashing, the camcorder is reading or writing data. Tripod receptacle Attach a tripod (sold separately: the length of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.)).
  • Page 36: Screen Indicators

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Before use > Parts and controls/Screen indicators > Screen indicators Operation Search Screen indicators Before use Getting started The following indicators appear when you change the settings. Recording Check also for the indicators that appear during recording or playing.
  • Page 37 Indicator Meaning Slideshow Set Warning Playback mode Indicator Meaning Recording image quality (HD/MP4/STD), frame rate (60p/50p/60i/50i), recording mode (PS/FX/FH/HQ/LP) and movie size 60min Remaining battery Recording/playback/editing media 0:00:00 Counter (hour:minute:second) 00min Estimated remaining recording time 9999 Approximate number of recordable photos and photo size 8.9M Playback folder of the memory card 100/112...
  • Page 38: About Language Setting

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Before use > About language setting > About language setting Operation Search About language setting Before use Getting started Change the screen language before using the camcorder if necessary. The on-screen displays in each Recording local language are used for illustrating the operating procedures.
  • Page 39: Selecting Items On The Lcd Screen

    Top page > Before use > Operating your camcorder > Selecting items on the LCD screen Operation Search Selecting items on the LCD screen Before use Getting started HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ Recording PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E 1. Move the multi-selector towards to select the desired item.
  • Page 40: Supplied Items

    The USB connection support cable is designed for use with this camcorder only. Use this cable when the Built-in USB Cable of the camcorder is too short for connection. Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV30 (1) (Only for HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/...
  • Page 41: Charging The Battery Pack Using The Ac Adaptor

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Getting started > Charging the battery pack > Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor (Models with an AC Adaptor) Operation Search Before use Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor (Models with an...
  • Page 42: Charging Time

    operation for about 2 minutes, to save battery power ([Power Save]). Charging time Approximate time (min.) required to fully charge a fully discharged battery pack. HDR-CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E Battery pack AC Adaptor NP-FV30 (supplied) 115 NP-FV50...
  • Page 43 Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack Remaining battery indicator: Screen indicators Using your camcorder abroad [Power Save] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 44: Np-Fv70

    UP100 portable power supply device (sold separately) to charge the camcorder. Charging time Approximate time (min.) required to fully charge a fully discharged battery pack. HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E Battery pack...
  • Page 45: To Remove The Battery Pack

    NP-FV100 1,000 The charging times shown in the table above are measured when charging the camcorder at a room temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F). * The charging times are measured without using the USB Connection support cable.
  • Page 46: Turning The Power On, And Setting The Date And Time

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Getting started > Turning the power on, and setting the date and time > Turning the power on, and setting the date and time Operation Search Before use Turning the power on, and setting the date and time Getting started 1.
  • Page 47 You can change the on-screen displays to show messages in a specified language. Select [Setup] General Settings] [Language Setting] a desired language. To turn off the power Close the LCD screen or press the POWER button (models with the POWER button). To adjust the angle of the LCD screen First open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder ( ), and then adjust the angle (...
  • Page 48: Selecting A Recording Medium

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Getting started > Preparing the recording media > Selecting a recording medium (Models with internal memory) Operation Search Before use Selecting a recording medium (Models with internal memory) Getting started Recording The recording media that can be used are displayed on the screen of your camcorder as following icons.
  • Page 49: Inserting A Memory Card

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Getting started > Preparing the recording media > Inserting a memory card Operation Search Inserting a memory card Before use Getting started 1. Open the cover and insert the memory card until it clicks.
  • Page 50: To Eject The Memory Card

    To eject the memory card Open the cover and lightly push the memory card in once. Notes To ensure stable operation of the memory card, it is recommended to format the memory card with your camcorder before the first use. Formatting the memory card will erase all the data stored on it and the data will be irrecoverable.
  • Page 51: Recording Movies

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Recording > Recording > Recording movies Operation Search Recording movies Before use Getting started In the default setting, movies and photos are recorded on the following media. Movies are recorded with Recording high definition image quality (HD).
  • Page 52 remove the battery or AC Adaptor. Access lamp is lit or flashing The media icon in the upper right of the LCD screen is flashing You may not be able to shoot photos depending on the setting in [ REC Mode] and [ Frame Rate].
  • Page 53: Shooting Photos

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Recording > Recording > Shooting photos Operation Search Shooting photos Before use Getting started In the default setting, photos are recorded on the following media. Recording Models without internal memory: Memory card...
  • Page 54: Screen Indicators During Recording

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Recording > Recording > Screen indicators during recording Operation Search Screen indicators during recording Before use Getting started Described here are icons for both movie recording and photo recording modes. Recording Playback...
  • Page 55: Zooming

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Recording > Useful functions for recording images > Zooming Operation Search Zooming Before use Getting started 1. Move the power zoom lever to magnify or reduce the size of the image. Recording...
  • Page 56: Capturing Photos During Movie Recording

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Recording > Useful functions for recording images > Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture) Operation Search Before use Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture) Getting started 1. Press PHOTO during movie recording to capture still photos.
  • Page 57: Recording In Mirror Mode

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Recording > Useful functions for recording images > Recording in mirror mode Operation Search Recording in mirror mode Before use Getting started 1. Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (...
  • Page 58: Intelligent Auto

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Recording > Useful functions for recording images > Intelligent Auto Operation Search Intelligent Auto Before use Getting started Your camcorder records movies after selecting the most suitable setting for the subjects or the situation Recording automatically.
  • Page 59: Recording The Selected Subject Clearly

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Recording > Useful functions for recording images > Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority) (Models with touch panel) Operation Search Before use Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority) (Models with...
  • Page 60: Playing Movies And Photos From The Event View Screen

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Playback > Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Operation Search Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Before use Getting started You can search for recorded images by date and time of recording (Event View).
  • Page 61: Screen Display On The Event View Screen

    Volume Previous/Next Delete Fast-reverse/fast-forward Context Play/Pause Stop Play/stop slide show Some buttons described above may not appear, depending on the image being played back. As you repeat selecting during playback, movies are played as fast as about 5 times about 10 times about 30 times about 60 times.
  • Page 62 : Event title : To go back to the Event View screen : Previous : Next : Change to the movie/photo recording mode : Last played image : Recorded time/number of photos : Switch Image Type button : Movie : Photo Reduced-size images which enable you to view many images at the same time on an index screen are called “thumbnails.”...
  • Page 63: Dividing A Movie

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Playback > Dividing a movie Operation Search Dividing a movie Before use Getting started 1. Select [Divide] on the movie playback screen. Recording Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external...
  • Page 64: Capturing A Photo From A Movie

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Playback > Capturing a photo from a movie (Models with internal memory or models with a USB input function) Operation Search Before use Capturing a photo from a movie (Models with internal memory or...
  • Page 65: Enjoying A Digest Of Your Movies

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Highlight playback > Enjoying a digest of your movies (Highlight Playback) Operation Search Enjoying a digest of your movies (Highlight Playback) Before use Getting started You can enjoy a digest of high definition image quality (HD) movies and photos, similar to a short movie.
  • Page 66: Changing The Settings For Highlight Playback

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Highlight playback > Changing the settings for Highlight Playback Operation Search Changing the settings for Highlight Playback Before use Getting started You can change the Highlight Playback settings by selecting [Highlight Setting] on the screen after Recording Highlight Playback has finished.
  • Page 67: Saving Highlight Playback In High Definition Image Quality

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Highlight playback > Saving Highlight Playback in high definition image quality (HD) (Scenario Save) Operation Search Before use Saving Highlight Playback in high definition image quality (HD) ( Getting started...
  • Page 68: Converting Highlight Playback Scenes Or Highlight Scenarios To Standard Definition Image Quality

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Highlight playback > Converting Highlight Playback scenes or Highlight Scenarios to standard definition image quality (STD) (Highlight Movie) Operation Search Before use Converting Highlight Playback scenes or Highlight Scenarios to...
  • Page 69: Using The Built-In Projector

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Using the built-in projector > Using the built-in projector (Models with a projector) Operation Search Before use Using the built-in projector (Models with a projector) Getting started Recording You can use a flat surface such as a wall as a screen to view recorded images using the built-in projector.
  • Page 70 A: Power zoom lever B: PHOTO button For details on playback, see the playback section. [Details] You can also use the multi-selector for the operations above while projecting images (models with the multi-selector). To turn off the projector, press PROJECTOR. Notes The LCD screen turns off while an image is being projected.
  • Page 71: Using The Projector For Your Computer Or Smartphone

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playback > Using the built-in projector > Using the projector for your computer or smartphone (Models with the PROJECTOR IN jack) Operation Search Before use Using the projector for your computer or smartphone (Models with...
  • Page 72: Connecting The Camcorder To A High Definition Tv

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playing images on a TV > Playing images on a high definition TV > Connecting the camcorder to a high definition TV Operation Search Before use Connecting the camcorder to a high definition TV...
  • Page 73: Connecting The Camcorder To A Non-High-Definition Tv

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playing images on a TV > Playing images on a non-high-definition TV > Connecting the camcorder to a non-high-definition TV Operation Search Before use Connecting the camcorder to a non-high-definition TV Getting started...
  • Page 74: Setting The Aspect Ratio According To The Connected Tv

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playing images on a TV > Playing images on a non-high-definition TV > Setting the aspect ratio according to the connected TV (16:9/4:3) Operation Search Before use Setting the aspect ratio according to the connected TV (16:9/4:3)
  • Page 75: When Your Tv Is Monaural

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playing images on a TV > Playing images on a non-high-definition TV > When your TV is monaural (When your TV has only one audio input jack) Operation Search Before use When your TV is monaural (When your TV has only one audio input...
  • Page 76: Connecting The Camcorder To A Tv Via A Vcr

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playing images on a TV > Playing images on a non-high-definition TV > Connecting the camcorder to a TV via a VCR Operation Search Before use Connecting the camcorder to a TV via a VCR...
  • Page 77: Using "Bravia" Sync

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Playing images on a TV > Playing images on a TV supporting “BRAVIA” Sync > Using “BRAVIA” Sync Operation Search Before use Using “BRAVIA” Sync Getting started Recording You can operate your camcorder with the remote commander of your TV by connecting your camcorder to a “BRAVIA”...
  • Page 78: Playing Images On A Computer

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Using the “PlayMemories Home” software > Playing images on a computer Operation Search Before use Playing images on a computer Getting started Recording The “PlayMemories Home” software allows you to import movies and still images to your computer to use them in a variety of ways.
  • Page 79: Checking The Computer System

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Using the “PlayMemories Home” software > Checking the computer system Operation Search Before use Checking the computer system Getting started Recording Playback Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 80: Notes On Installation

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Using the “PlayMemories Home” software > Installing the “PlayMemories Home” software in your computer Operation Search Before use Installing the “PlayMemories Home” software in your computer Getting started 1.
  • Page 81 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Using the “PlayMemories Home” software > Disconnecting your camcorder from the computer Operation Search Before use Disconnecting your camcorder from the computer Getting started Recording 1.
  • Page 82: The Devices On Which The Created Disc Can Be Played Back

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Using the “PlayMemories Home” software > The devices on which the created disc can be played back Operation Search Before use The devices on which the created disc can be played back...
  • Page 83 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Using the “PlayMemories Home” software > Starting the “PlayMemories Home” software Operation Search Before use Starting the “PlayMemories Home” software Getting started 1. Double-click the “PlayMemories Home” icon on the computer screen.
  • Page 84: Downloading The Dedicated Software For The Camcorder

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Using the “PlayMemories Home” software > Downloading the dedicated software for the camcorder Operation Search Before use Downloading the dedicated software for the camcorder Getting started Recording You can install the dedicated software for the camcorder from the following URL.
  • Page 85 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Saving images on an external media device > Saving images on an external media device easily (models with an AC Adaptor) Operation Search Before use...
  • Page 86 To delete images in the external media device 1. Select [Play without copying.] in step 2 above. 2. Select [Edit/Copy] [Delete], and then follow the instructions that appear on the LCD screen to delete images. Notes You may not be able to use external media devices with a code function. The FAT file system is available for your camcorder.
  • Page 87 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Saving images on an external media device > Saving the desired images in the camcorder to the external media device (models with an AC Operation Search...
  • Page 88 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Saving images on an external media device > Playing back images in the external media device on the camcorder (models with an AC Operation Search...
  • Page 89 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Saving images on an external media device > Devices that cannot be used as an external media device Operation Search Before use Devices that cannot be used as an external media device...
  • Page 90 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Saving images with an external device > Creating a disc with a recorder > Creating a standard definition image quality (STD) disc with a recorder Operation Search Before use Creating a standard definition image quality (STD) disc with a...
  • Page 91: Setting Up Menu Items

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Using menu items > Setting up menu items Operation Search Setting up menu items Before use Getting started The camcorder has various menu items under each of 6 menu categories.
  • Page 92 A: Sub-category icons When you cannot select a menu item Grayed out menu items or settings are not available. Your camcorder displays the reason why you cannot select the menu item or the instruction of under which condition you can set the menu item. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 93: Movie

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Shooting Mode > Movie Operation Search Movie Before use Getting started You can select the movie recording mode. Recording [Shooting Mode] [Movie]. Playback Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 94: Photo

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Shooting Mode > Photo Operation Search Photo Before use Getting started You can select the photo shooting mode. Recording [Shooting Mode] [Photo]. Playback Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 95: White Balance

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > White Balance Operation Search White Balance Before use Getting started You can adjust the color balance to the recording environment. Recording Playback Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 96 Set [White Balance] to [Auto] or adjust the color in [One Push] under white or cool white fluorescent lamps. While you are recording a movie, (One Push) cannot be set. If you set [White Balance], [Scene Selection] is set to [Auto]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 97: Spot Meter/Fcs (Spot Meter/Focus)

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Spot Meter/Fcs (Spot meter/focus) (HDR- CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Operation Search Before use Spot Meter/Fcs (Spot meter/focus) (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ Getting started...
  • Page 98: Spot Meter (Flexible Spot Meter)

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Spot Meter (Flexible spot meter) (HDR- CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Operation Search Before use Spot Meter (Flexible spot meter) (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/...
  • Page 99: Spot Focus

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Spot Focus (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Operation Search Before use Spot Focus (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ Getting started PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Recording Focus can be adjusted automatically for the subject selected.
  • Page 100: Exposure

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Exposure Operation Search Exposure Before use Getting started You can fix the brightness of a picture manually. Adjust the brightness when the subject is too bright or Recording too dark.
  • Page 101: Focus

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Focus Operation Search Focus Before use Getting started You can adjust the focus manually. You can select this function also when you want to focus on a Recording certain subject intentionally.
  • Page 102 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Low Lux Operation Search Low Lux Before use Getting started You can record bright color images, even in dim light. Recording [Camera/Mic] Manual Settings] [Low Lux].
  • Page 103: Scene Selection

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Scene Selection Operation Search Scene Selection Before use Getting started You can record images effectively in various situations. Recording [Camera/Mic] Camera Settings] [Scene Selection]. Playback Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 104 subjects are lit by strong light. (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. Adjusted not to focus on subjects a short distance away. Notes If you set [Scene Selection], the [White Balance] setting is canceled.
  • Page 105: Fader

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Fader Operation Search Fader Before use Getting started You can record a transition with the following effects adding to the interval between scenes. Recording Select the desired effect in [STBY] (to fading in) or [REC] (to fading out) mode.
  • Page 106: Self-Timer

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Self-Timer Operation Search Self-Timer Before use Getting started Press PHOTO to start the count down. A photo is recorded after about 10 seconds. Recording [Camera/Mic] Camera Settings] Self-Timer].
  • Page 107: Tele Macro

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Tele Macro Operation Search Tele Macro Before use Getting started You can blur out backgrounds and the subject stands out clearer. This is useful to shoot small subjects, Recording such as flowers or insects.
  • Page 108: Steadyshot (Movie)

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > SteadyShot (movie) Operation Search SteadyShot (movie) Before use Getting started You can compensate for camera shake. Recording Set [ SteadyShot] to [Off] ( ) when using a tripod (sold separately), then the image becomes natural.
  • Page 109: Steadyshot (Photo)

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > SteadyShot (photo) (HDR-CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Operation Search Before use SteadyShot (photo) (HDR-CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ Getting started...
  • Page 110: Digital Zoom

    HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E: Up to 350 zoom is performed digitally. HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E: Up to 320 zoom is performed digitally. A: The zooming zone appears when you select [350...
  • Page 111: Auto Back Light

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Auto Back Light Operation Search Auto Back Light Before use Getting started Your camcorder adjusts the exposure for backlit subjects automatically. Recording [Camera/Mic] Camera Settings] [Auto Back Light].
  • Page 112: Face Detection

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Face Detection Operation Search Face Detection Before use Getting started You can set the camcorder to detect a face automatically. Recording Your camcorder adjusts the focus/color/exposure automatically for the face of the selected subject.
  • Page 113: Smile Shutter

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Smile Shutter Operation Search Smile Shutter Before use Getting started The shutter is released automatically when the camcorder detects a smile. Recording If you do not want to take photos automatically, select [Off].
  • Page 114: Smile Sensitivity

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Smile Sensitivity Operation Search Smile Sensitivity Before use Getting started Sets the smile detection sensitivity for using the Smile Shutter function. Recording [Camera/Mic] Face] [Smile Sensitivity].
  • Page 115: Closer Voice

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Closer Voice (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Operation Search Before use Closer Voice (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ Getting started PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Recording Your camcorder detects a face of a person and records the voice clearly.
  • Page 116: Blt-In Zoom Mic

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Blt-in Zoom Mic Operation Search Blt-in Zoom Mic Before use Getting started You can record a movie with vivid sound appropriate to the zoom position. Recording...
  • Page 117: Auto Wind Nr

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Auto Wind NR (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Operation Search Before use Auto Wind NR (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ Getting started...
  • Page 118: Wind Noise Reduct

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Wind Noise Reduct. (HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E) Operation Search Before use Wind Noise Reduct. (HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/...
  • Page 119: Micref Level

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Micref Level (Microphone reference level) Operation Search Micref Level (Microphone reference level) Before use Getting started You can select the microphone level for recording sound. Recording...
  • Page 120: My Button

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > My Button Operation Search My Button Before use Getting started You can assign functions that you frequently use when recording to one of the My Buttons.
  • Page 121: Grid Line

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Grid Line Operation Search Grid Line Before use Getting started You can display the lines and check that the subject is horizontal or vertical. Positioning the subject at Recording the cross point of the grid lines makes a balanced composition.
  • Page 122: Display Setting

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Camera/Mic > Display Setting Operation Search Display Setting Before use Getting started You can set the duration of displaying the icons or indicators on the LCD screen while recording.
  • Page 123: Rec Mode

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Image Quality/Size > REC Mode Operation Search REC Mode Before use Getting started You can switch the recording mode to select the movie quality when recording high definition image Recording quality (HD) movies.
  • Page 124: Types Of Media Devices On Which The Images Can Be Saved

    [Long Time ]: 1440 1080/50i quality, AVC HD 5M (LP) MP4: 1280 720/25p quality Standard definition image quality (STD): [Standard ]: Standard quality, Standard STD 9M (HQ)* You can select this setting when [ Frame Rate] is set to [60p] (models with the NTSC color system) or [50p] (models with the PAL color system).
  • Page 125: Frame Rate

    [1080p/480p]*/[1080p/576p]**. If the TV is not compatible with 60p*/50p** movie playback, the movie will be output as a 60i*/50i** movie. * HDR-CX220/ CX230/ CX280/ CX290/ CX320/ CX380/ PJ220/ PJ230/ PJ380 ** HDR-CX220E/ CX230E/ CX280E/ CX290E/ CX320E/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ220E/ PJ230E/ PJ320E/ PJ380E/...
  • Page 126: Hd/Mp4/Std Setting

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Image Quality/Size > HD/MP4/STD Setting Operation Search HD/MP4/STD Setting Before use Getting started You can select the image quality of movies. Recording [Image Quality/Size] Setting]. Playback Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 127: Wide Mode

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Image Quality/Size > Wide Mode Operation Search Wide Mode Before use Getting started When recording standard definition image quality (STD) movies, you can select the horizontal to vertical Recording ratio.
  • Page 128: X.v.color

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Image Quality/Size > x.v.Color Operation Search x.v.Color Before use Getting started You can capture wider range of colors. Various colors such as the brilliant color of flowers and turquoise Recording blue of the sea can be more faithfully reproduced.
  • Page 129: Image Size

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Image Quality/Size > Image Size Operation Search Image Size Before use Getting started You can select a size for the photos you are going to shot. Recording [Image Quality/Size] Image Size].
  • Page 130: Event View

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Playback Function > Event View Operation Search Event View Before use Getting started You can display the Event View screen. Recording [Playback Function] [Event View]. Playback Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 131: Highlight Movie

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Playback Function > Highlight Movie Operation Search Highlight Movie Before use Getting started You can view the Highlight Movie you have saved. Recording [Playback Function] [Highlight Movie]. Playback...
  • Page 132: Scenario

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Playback Function > Scenario Operation Search Scenario Before use Getting started You can view Highlight Scenario that you have saved. Recording [Playback Function] Scenario]. Playback Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 133: Delete

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Edit/Copy > Delete Operation Search Delete Before use Getting started [Edit/Copy] [Delete]. Recording Playback Playing images on a TV Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder 2.
  • Page 134 Related topics Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Release protection: [Protect] [Format] To divide a movie: Dividing a movie Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 135: Protect

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Edit/Copy > Protect Operation Search Protect Before use Getting started Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake. Recording will be displayed on the protected images.
  • Page 136: Copy

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Edit/Copy > Copy Operation Search Copy Before use Getting started You can copy images stored on the recording media of the camcorder. The original copy of the image Recording will not be deleted after the copy operation has been completed.
  • Page 137 selecting [Setup] Media Settings] [Repair Img. DB F.] [Memory Card]. You should connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the AC Adaptor to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during copy (models with an AC Adaptor). You cannot copy images stored on the memory card to the internal memory of the camcorder (models without a USB input function).
  • Page 138: Direct Copy

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Edit/Copy > Direct Copy Operation Search Direct Copy Before use Getting started You can save images on an external media device (USB storage device) manually while the device is Recording connected to your camcorder.
  • Page 139: Media Select

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Media Select (HDR-CX230/ CX230E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ230/ PJ230E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Operation Search Before use Media Select (HDR-CX230/ CX230E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX380/ Getting started...
  • Page 140: Media Info

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Media Info Operation Search Media Info Before use Getting started You can check the remaining recordable time for movies and the approximate free and used media Recording storage space of the recording media.
  • Page 141: Format

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Format Operation Search Format Before use Getting started Formatting deletes all the movies and photos to recover recordable free space. Recording [Setup] Media Settings] [Format]. Playback...
  • Page 142 Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 143: Repair Img. Db F

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Repair Img. DB F. Operation Search Repair Img. DB F. Before use Getting started The camcorder may be able to repair the damaged database file using this menu item.
  • Page 144: File Number

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > File Number Operation Search File Number Before use Getting started You can select the way to assign file number of photos/MP4 movies. Recording [Setup] Media Settings] [File Number].
  • Page 145: Data Code

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Data Code Operation Search Data Code Before use Getting started During playback, your camcorder displays the information recorded automatically at the time of Recording recording. You can check the following information.
  • Page 146 Photo SteadyShot off White Balance Shutter Speed IRIS (Aperture value) Gain Brightness Exposure Notes The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect your camcorder to a TV. Depending on the recording media condition, [-- -- --] may appear. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 147: Volume

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Volume Operation Search Volume Before use Getting started You can adjust the volume of playback sound. Recording [Setup] Playback Settings] [Volume]. Playback Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 148: Download Music

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Download Music (HDR-CX220/ CX230/ CX280/ CX290/ CX320/ CX380/ PJ220/ PJ230/ PJ380) Operation Search Before use Download Music (HDR-CX220/ CX230/ CX280/ CX290/ CX320/ CX380/ Getting started PJ220/ PJ230/ PJ380)
  • Page 149: Empty Music

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Empty Music (HDR-CX220/ CX230/ CX280/ CX290/ CX320/ CX380/ PJ220/ PJ230/ PJ380) Operation Search Before use Empty Music (HDR-CX220/ CX230/ CX280/ CX290/ CX320/ CX380/ Getting started PJ220/ PJ230/ PJ380) Recording You can delete all music files stored on the camcorder.
  • Page 150 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > TV Type Operation Search TV Type Before use Getting started You need to convert the signal depending on the TV connected when playing back movies and photos.
  • Page 151: Hdmi Resolution

    480p* / 576p** Outputs the 480p*/576p** signal. 480i* / 576i** Outputs the 480i*/576i** signal. * HDR-CX220/ CX230/ CX280/ CX290/ CX320/ CX380/ PJ220/ PJ230/ PJ380 ** HDR-CX220E/ CX230E/ CX280E/ CX290E/ CX320E/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ220E/ PJ230E/ PJ320E/ PJ380E/ PJ390E Notes When [ Frame Rate] is set to [60p]*/[50p]** and [HDMI Resolution] is set to [720p/480p]*/[720p/576p]** or [480p]*/[576p]**, HDMI signals cannot be output during recording.
  • Page 152: Ctrl For Hdmi

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > CTRL FOR HDMI (Control for HDMI) Operation Search CTRL FOR HDMI (Control for HDMI) Before use Getting started When connecting your camcorder to a “BRAVIA” Sync compatible TV with a HDMI cable, you can play Recording back movies on your camcorder by aiming the TV’s Remote Commander at the TV.
  • Page 153: Usb Connect

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > USB Connect Operation Search USB Connect Before use Getting started Select this item when a USB connection does not start even when you connect the camcorder to an Recording external device with the USB Cable.
  • Page 154: Usb Connect Setting

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > USB Connect Setting Operation Search USB Connect Setting Before use Getting started You can set the USB transfer mode for connecting the camcorder to a computer or other USB device.
  • Page 155: Usb Lun Setting

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > USB LUN Setting Operation Search USB LUN Setting Before use Getting started Improves compatibility with external devices by limiting the functions of the USB connection. Recording...
  • Page 156: Beep

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Beep Operation Search Beep Before use Getting started You can turn on or off the operation sound. Recording [Setup] General Settings] [Beep]. Playback Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 157: Lcd Brightness

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > LCD Brightness Operation Search LCD Brightness Before use Getting started You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen. Recording [Setup] General Settings] [LCD Brightness ].
  • Page 158 "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Power On By LCD (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Operation Search Before use Power On By LCD (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/...
  • Page 159: Language Setting

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Language Setting Operation Search Language Setting Before use Getting started You can select the language to be used on the LCD screen. Recording The camcorder offers [ENG[SIMP]] (simplified English) for when you cannot find your native tongue among the options.
  • Page 160: Calibration

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Calibration (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Operation Search Before use Calibration (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ Getting started PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) Recording Use this function if the buttons on the touch panel does not work correctly.
  • Page 161: Battery Info

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Battery Info Operation Search Battery Info Before use Getting started You can check the estimated remaining capacity of the battery. Recording [Setup] General Settings] [Battery Info].
  • Page 162: Power Save

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Power Save Operation Search Power Save Before use Getting started You can change the settings for the backlight of the LCD screen and the power status of the camcorder.
  • Page 163: Initialize

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Initialize Operation Search Initialize Before use Getting started All the settings return to the default. Recording Even if you use this function, all movies and photos are retained.
  • Page 164: Demo Mode

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Demo Mode Operation Search Demo Mode Before use Getting started When the camcorder is connected to a wall outlet (wall socket) (models with an AC Adaptor) and no...
  • Page 165: Date & Time Setting

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Date & Time Setting Operation Search Date & Time Setting Before use Getting started [Setup] Clock Settings] [Date & Time Setting]. Recording Playback Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 166: Area Setting

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Customizing your camcorder > Setup > Area Setting Operation Search Area Setting Before use Getting started You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Select your local area when using the Recording camcorder in other time zones.
  • Page 167: If You Have Problems

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > If you have problems > If you have problems Operation Search If you have problems Before use Getting started If you run into any problems using your camcorder, follow the steps below.
  • Page 168: Overall Operations

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Overall operations Operation Search Overall operations Before use Getting started The power does not turn on. Recording Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder. [Details] Playback The plug of the AC Adaptor (models with an AC Adaptor) has been disconnected from the wall outlet Playing images on a TV (wall socket).
  • Page 169 [Scene Selection] [Auto Wind NR] (HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) [Tele Macro] SteadyShot] SteadyShot] (HDR-CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E) [Auto Back Light] [Face Detection] Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items...
  • Page 170: Batteries/Power Sources

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Batteries/power sources Operation Search Batteries/power sources Before use Getting started The power abruptly turns off. Recording Use the AC Adaptor (models with an AC Adaptor). Playback In the default setting, the camcorder turns itself off when no operations are performed for about 2 Playing images on a TV minutes ([Power Save]).
  • Page 171 Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 172: Lcd Screen

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > LCD screen Operation Search LCD screen Before use Getting started Menu items are grayed out. Recording You cannot select grayed out items in the current recording/playback situation. Playback There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously.
  • Page 173: Memory Card

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Memory card Operation Search Memory card Before use Getting started Operations using the memory card cannot be performed. Recording If you use the memory card formatted on a computer, format it again on your camcorder.
  • Page 174: Recording

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Recording Operation Search Recording Before use Getting started Refer also to “Memory card”. Recording Playback Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images. Playing images on a TV The playback screen is displayed.
  • Page 175: The Auto Focus Does Not Function

    The horizontal to vertical ratio of the movie (16:9 (wide)/4:3) cannot be changed. The horizontal to vertical ratio of high definition image quality (HD) movies and MP4 movies are 16:9 (wide). The auto focus does not function. Set [Focus] to [Auto]. [Details] The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus.
  • Page 176 In the default setting, photos are recorded automatically when the camcorder detects a smile ([Smile Shutter]). [Details] Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 177: Playback

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Playback Operation Search Playback Before use Getting started Images cannot be played back. Recording Select the type of recording media you want to play back. (models with internal memory)
  • Page 178 A movie is played back automatically (models with internal memory). Movies play automatically as a demonstration movie when the filmed movie meets a certain condition on your camcorder. This is not a malfunction. [Details] Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items...
  • Page 179: Editing Movies/Photos On Your Camcorder

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Editing movies/photos on your camcorder Operation Search Editing movies/photos on your camcorder Before use Getting started Unable to edit. Recording Unable to edit because of the condition of the image.
  • Page 180: Playback On The Tv

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Playback on the TV Operation Search Playback on the TV Before use Getting started Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV. Recording Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the Playback images.
  • Page 181: Copying/Connecting To Other Devices

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Copying/Connecting to other devices Operation Search Copying/Connecting to other devices Before use Getting started Images are not copied correctly. Recording You cannot copy images using the HDMI cable.
  • Page 182: Connecting To A Computer

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Connecting to a computer Operation Search Connecting to a computer Before use Getting started “PlayMemories Home” cannot be installed. Recording An Internet connection is required to install “PlayMemories Home.”...
  • Page 183: Self-Diagnosis Display

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators > Self-diagnosis display Operation Search Self-diagnosis display Before use Getting started If indicators appear on the LCD screen, check the following. Recording If the problem persists even after you have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
  • Page 184 your camcorder, see “Types of memory card you can use with your camcorder”. No memory card is inserted. [Details] Fast flashing There is not enough free spaces for recording images. After storing the images on other media, delete unnecessary images [Details], or format the memory card [Details]. The image data base file may be damaged.
  • Page 185 recording movies. Related topics Information on your camcorder model: Model Information Information on supplied items: Differences in supplied items Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 186: Warning Indicators

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators > Warning Indicators Operation Search Warning Indicators Before use Getting started If messages appear on the screen, follow the instructions. Recording Playback Cannot recognize the internal memory. Format and use again.
  • Page 187 You cannot see the backed-up movies on the camcorder. By connecting the camcorder to a computer after repairing the database, you can import backed-up high definition image quality (HD) movies to the computer using the “PlayMemories Home” software installed on the computer. However, it is not guaranteed that all movies can be imported to the computer.
  • Page 188 Note that if you format the external media device, all the recorded movies and photos in it are deleted. If you cannot perform the format, the external media may not be supported by the camcorder, or it may be damaged. Try with another external media. Unable to access external media.
  • Page 189: About The Avchd Format

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > Maintenance and precautions > About the AVCHD format Operation Search About the AVCHD format Before use Getting started What is the AVCHD format? Recording 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 190: About The Memory Card

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > Maintenance and precautions > About the memory card Operation Search About the memory card Before use Getting started A memory card formatted by a computer (Windows OS/Mac OS) is not guaranteed to be compatible Recording with your camcorder.
  • Page 191 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. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 192: About The "Infolithium" Battery Pack

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > Maintenance and precautions > About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack Operation Search Before use About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack Getting started Recording Your camcorder operates only with an “InfoLITHIUM” V series battery packs.
  • Page 193 If the battery pack is not used for a long time, fully charge the battery pack and use it up on your camcorder once a year to maintain proper function. To store the battery pack, remove it from your camcorder and put it in a dry, cool place. To discharge the battery pack on your camcorder completely, select [Setup] General Settings]...
  • Page 194: On Recording

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > About handling of your camcorder > On use and care Operation Search On use and care Before use Getting started On recording Recording Notes on use LCD Panel...
  • Page 195: About This Manual, Illustrations And On-Screen Displays

    are normal results of the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording in any way. A: White, red, blue or green points B: Black points About this manual, illustrations and on-screen displays Design and specifications of your camcorder and accessories are subject to change without notice. In this manual, the internal memory (models with internal memory) of the camcorder and the memory card are called “recording media.”...
  • Page 196: When Not Using Your Camcorder For A Long Time

    heat to build up inside. When disconnecting the power cord (mains lead), pull it by the plug and not the cord (models with an AC Adaptor). Do not damage the power cord (mains lead) such as by placing anything heavy on it (models with an AC Adaptor).
  • Page 197: To Clean The Casing And The Projector Lens

    LCD screen Do not apply excessive pressure on the LCD screen, as it may cause uneven color and other damage. If your camcorder is used in a cold place, a residual image may appear on the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction.
  • Page 198: On Moisture Condensation

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > About handling of your camcorder > On moisture condensation Operation Search Before use On moisture condensation Getting started Recording If your camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside your camcorder.
  • Page 199: On Charging The Pre-Installed Rechargeable Battery

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > About handling of your camcorder > On charging the pre- installed rechargeable battery Operation Search Before use On charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery Getting started Recording Your camcorder has a pre-installed rechargeable battery to retain the date, time, and other settings even when the LCD screen is closed.
  • Page 200: Notes On Disposal/Transfer The Ownership Of The Camcorder

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > About handling of your camcorder > Notes on disposal/transfer the ownership of the camcorder Operation Search Before use Notes on disposal/transfer the ownership of the camcorder Getting started...
  • Page 201: Np-Fv70

    Charging time Getting started Recording Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack. HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX320/ Playback CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E Playing images on a TV...
  • Page 202: Expected Time Of Recording And Playback With Each Battery Pack

    Recording time device Approximate time available when you use a fully charged battery pack. Customizing your camcorder (unit: minute) Troubleshooting HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E Maintenance and precautions Battery pack Continuous recording time Typical recording time Contents list Image quality NP-FV30 (supplied) 95...
  • Page 203: Hdr-Cx280/ Cx280E/ Cx290/ Cx290E/ Cx320/ Cx320E/ Cx380/ Cx380E/ Cx390E

    The recording and playback time will be shorter, depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder, such as when use your camcorder in low temperatures. Playing time Approximate time available when you use a fully charged battery pack. (unit: minute) HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E Battery pack Image quality MP4 STD NP-FV30 (supplied) 145...
  • Page 204: Expected Recording Time Of Movies

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos > Expected recording time of movies Operation Search Before use Expected recording time of movies Getting started Expected recording time of movies...
  • Page 205 Recording mode Recording time 1 h 15 min [60p Quality ]/ [50p Quality (1 h 15 min) 1 h 30 min [Highest Quality (1 h 30 min) [High Quality (2 h) 3 h 40 min [Standard (2 h 45 min) 6 h 25 min [Long Time (5 h 15 min)
  • Page 206 Recording mode Recording time 7 h 45 min [Standard (7 h 5 min) If you want to record up to the maximum recording time indicated in the table, you need to delete the demonstration movie on your camcorder (HDR-PJ230/ PJ230E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E). Memory card High definition image quality (HD) (unit: minute)
  • Page 207: Bit-Rate And Recording Pixels

    Bit-rate and recording pixels The following list shows the bit-rate, pixels and aspect ratio of each recording mode for movies (movie + audio, etc.). Models with the NTSC color system: High definition image quality (HD): PS: Max. 28 Mbps 1,920 1,080 pixels/ 60p, AVC HD 28 M (PS), 16:9 FX: Max.
  • Page 208: Expected Number Of Recordable Photos

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos > Expected number of recordable photos Operation Search Before use Expected number of recordable photos Getting started Recording Internal memory (HDR-CX230/ CX230E/ CX290/ CX290E/ CX380/ CX380E/...
  • Page 209: Zoom Magnification

    Getting started Recording You can magnify images up to the following size (default setting): HDR-CX220/ CX220E/ CX230/ CX230E/ PJ220/ PJ220E/ PJ230/ PJ230E: 27 times optical zoom Playback HDR-CX280/ CX280E/ CX290/ CX290E: 50 times extended zoom HDR-CX320/ CX320E/ CX380/ CX380E/ CX390E/ PJ320E/ PJ380/ PJ380E/ PJ390E: 55 times...
  • Page 210: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > Using your camcorder abroad > Using your camcorder abroad Operation Search Before use Using your camcorder abroad Getting started Recording Power supply You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor (models with an AC Playback Adaptor) supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range.
  • Page 211 +01:00 Berlin/Paris +02:00 Helsinki/Cairo/Istanbul +03:00 Nairobi +03:30 Tehran +04:00 Moscow/Abu Dhabi/Baku +04:30 Kabul +05:00 Karachi/Islamabad +05:30 Kolkata/New Delhi +06:00 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...
  • Page 212: On Trademarks

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > On trademarks > On trademarks Operation Search On trademarks Before use Getting started “Handycam” and are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. Recording “AVCHD,” “AVCHD” logotype, “AVCHD Progressive” and “AVCHD Progressive” logotype are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
  • Page 213: Notes On The License

    "Handycam" User Guide Search Print Top page > Maintenance and precautions > License > Notes on the License Operation Search Notes on the License Before use Getting started ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT IN ANY MANNER OTHER THAN PERSONAL USE THAT COMPLIES...