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DCR-SR68/SR88/SX43/SX44/SX63
Digital Video Camera Recorder
Operating Guide
Guía de operaciones
2010 Sony Corporation
4-170-098-11(1)
US
ES

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  • Page 1 4-170-098-11(1) DCR-SR68/SR88/SX43/SX44/SX63 Digital Video Camera Recorder Operating Guide Guía de operaciones 2010 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Record the serial number operating and maintenance in the space provided below. Refer to these (servicing) instructions in numbers whenever you call upon your Sony the literature accompanying dealer regarding this product. the appliance. Model No. DCR- Serial No.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. DANGER - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth.
  • Page 4 Representative plug of power supply cord of countries/regions around the world. A Type B Type BF Type B3 Type C Type SE Type O Type (American (British Type) (British Type) (British Type) (CEE Type) (CEE Type) (Ocean Type) Type) The representative supply voltage and plug type are described in this chart. Depend on an area, Different type of plug and supply voltage are used.
  • Page 5 Countries/regions Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug type Vietnam Oceania Countries/regions Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug type Australia New Zealand 230/240 North America Countries/regions Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug type Canada Central America Countries/regions Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug type Bahamas 120/240 Costa Rica Cuba 110/220 Dominican (rep) El Salvador...
  • Page 6: Read This First

    1-800-822- 8837, or visit Be sure to charge the battery pack using a http://www.rbrc.org/ genuine Sony battery charger or a device that Caution: Do not handle can charge the battery pack. damaged or leaking Lithium- Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small Ion batteries.
  • Page 7 Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY UL is an internationally recognized safety Model No.: DCR-SX63 organization. Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. The UL Mark on the product means it has Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, been UL Listed. CA 92127 U.S.A.
  • Page 8 CAUTION Supplied items You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in The numbers in ( ) are the supplied this manual could void your authority to quantity. operate this equipment. ÿ AC Adaptor (1) ÿ Power cord (Mains lead) (1) Note ÿ...
  • Page 9 Menu items, LCD panel, and lens Before starting to record, test the recording function to make sure that the image and sound A menu item that is grayed out is not available are recorded without any problems. under the current recording or playback Compensation for the contents of recordings conditions.
  • Page 10 USB jack Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss media of internal lens, which was developed jointly by Carl recording Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and media produces superior images. It adopts the MTF DCR- Internal 80 GB...
  • Page 11 Notes on use Do not do any of the following, otherwise, the recording media may be damaged, recorded images may be impossible to play back or may be lost, or other malfunctions could occur. Eject the memory card when the access lamp (p.
  • Page 12: Operation Flow

    Operation flow Getting started (p. 15) Prepare the power source and recording media. Recording movies and photos (p. 23) Recording movies C p. 25 ¼ Changing the recording mode ¼ Expected recording time (MEDIA INFO) Shooting photos C p. 26 Playing movies and photos Playback on the camcorder C p.
  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............3 Read this first .
  • Page 14 Customizing your camcorder Using menus ..................51 Getting detailed information from the “Handycam”...
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Getting started Step 1: Charging the battery pack DCR-SR68/SR88 DC IN jack Battery pack Power cord (Mains lead) DC plug AC Adaptor To the wall outlet (wall socket) CHG (charge) lamp DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 CHG (charge) lamp Battery pack DC IN jack Power cord DC plug (Mains lead)
  • Page 16 You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (V series) after attaching it to your camcorder. ¦ Notes You cannot attach any “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack other than the V series to your camcorder. Turn off your camcorder by closing the LCD screen. Attach the battery pack by sliding it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
  • Page 17: Charging The Battery Pack Abroad

    DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 To use a wall outlet (wall socket) as a power source Make the same connections as “Step 1: Charging the battery pack. ” Even if the battery pack is attached, the battery pack is not discharged. Charging the battery pack abroad You can charge the battery pack in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range.
  • Page 18: Step 2: Turning The Power On, And Setting The Date And Time

    Step 2: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder turns on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is open, press POWER. POWER button MODE lamp Select the desired geographical area with , then touch [NEXT].
  • Page 19: Changing The Language Setting

    ¦ Notes The date and time do not appear during recording, but they are automatically recorded on the recording (MENU) ‚ media, and can be displayed during playback. To display the date and time, touch [Show others] ‚ [PLAYBACK SET] (under [PLAYBACK] category) ‚...
  • Page 20: Step 3: Preparing The Recording Media

    Step 3: Preparing the recording media The recording media that can be used differs depending on your camcorder. The following icons are displayed on the screen of your camcorder. DCR-SX43: Memory card DCR-SX44/SX63: Internal memory Memory card DCR-SR68/SR88: Internal hard disk Memory card In the default setting, both movies and photos are recorded on this recording media.
  • Page 21: To Check The Recording Media Settings

    Touch [YES] ‚ The recording medium is changed. To check the recording media settings When recording in movie recording mode or photo recording mode, the recording media icon is displayed in the top right corner of the screen. Recording media icon The icon displayed on the LCD screen varies depending on the camcorder you use.
  • Page 22: Dubbing Or Copying Movies And Photos From The Internal Recording Media

    Open the cover, orient the memory card’s notched corner as shown in the illustration, and insert into the memory card slot until it clicks. Close the cover after inserting the memory card. DCR-SR68/SR88 DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 Access lamp Access lamp Note direction of notched corner. Note direction of notched corner.
  • Page 23: Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback Recording In the default setting, movies are recorded on the following recording media. DCR-SX43: Memory card DCR-SX44/SX63: Internal memory DCR-SR68/SR88: Internal hard disk ¼ Tips See page 20 on changing the recording media (DCR-SR68/SR88/SX44/SX63). To open the lens cover Slide the LENS COVER switch to open.
  • Page 24 DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder turns on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 18). You can switch recording modes by pressing MODE. Press MODE to light up the desired recording mode lamp.
  • Page 25 Recording movies Press START/STOP to start recording. You can start recording also by touching in the bottom left of the LCD screen. DCR-SR68/SR88 DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 START/STOP button [STBY] ‚ [REC] To stop recording, press START/STOP again. You can stop recording also by touching in the bottom left of LCD screen.
  • Page 26 The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the recording media after recording has finished. During this time, do not apply shock or vibration to the camcorder, or remove the battery or AC Adaptor. Access lamp (p. 22) is lit or flashing The media icon in the upper right of the LCD screen is flashing ¼...
  • Page 27 Press MODE to turn on the (Photo) lamp. The LCD screen display switches for photo recording mode, and the screen aspect ratio becomes 4:3. Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully. You can record photos also by touching on the LCD screen.
  • Page 28: Playback On The Camcorder

    Playback on the camcorder In the default setting, movies and photos that are recorded on the following recording media are played. DCR-SX43: Memory card DCR-SX44/SX63: Internal memory DCR-SR68/SR88: Internal hard disk ¼ Tips See page 20 on changing the recording media (DCR-SR68/SR88/SX44/SX63). Open the LCD screen of your camcorder.
  • Page 29: Playing Movies

    Displays the screen to select the index type ([DATE INDEX]/[ FILM ROLL]/ FACE]). : Displays movies recorded on the previous/next date. : Displays the previous/next movie. Returns to the recording screen. is displayed when is touched. You can scroll the display by touching and dragging õ...
  • Page 30: Viewing Photos

    Viewing photos Your camcorder displays the selected photo. Previous To start/stop slide show Next To the VISUAL OPTION INDEX screen ¼ Tips When viewing photos recorded on a memory card, (playback folder) appears on the screen.
  • Page 31: Playing Images On A Tv

    Playing images on a TV Connect your camcorder to the input jack of a TV or VCR using the A/V connecting cable or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO . Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 17). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
  • Page 32 Connect your camcorder to a TV with the A/V connecting cable ( supplied) or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO ( , sold separately). Connect your camcorder to the input jack of the TV. Play back movies and photos on your camcorder (p. 28). To set the aspect ratio according to the connected TV (16:9/4:3) (MENU) ‚...
  • Page 33 ¼ Tips (MENU) ‚ [Show To check information (counter, etc.) on the screen of the monitor, touch others] ‚ [OUTPUT SETTINGS] (under [GENERAL SET] category) ‚ [DISP OUTPUT] ‚ [V-OUT/PANEL] ‚ ‚ ‚...
  • Page 34: Making Good Use Of Your Camcorder

    Making good use of your camcorder Deleting movies and photos Touch and display the mark You can free media space by deleting on the movies or photos to be movies and photos from recording media. deleted. ¦ Notes You cannot restore images once they are deleted.
  • Page 35 Touch to select the recording date of the desired movies/photos, then touch Touch the image down on the LCD screen to confirm the image. Touch return to the previous screen. Touch [YES] ‚ ‚...
  • Page 36: Saving Movies And Photos With A Computer

    To process photos using a Macintosh system computer connected to your camcorder, see the following website. Microsoft Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista http://guide.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/mac/ /Windows 7 ms/us/ Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or faster Application Step 2 Installing the supplied DirectX 9.0c or later (This product is based software “PMB”...
  • Page 37 then click [Next] ‚ [Install]. Confirm that your camcorder is not connected to the computer. Turn on your camcorder, then connect the camcorder to the Turn on the computer. computer using the supplied USB cable. Log on as an Administrator for installation.
  • Page 38 the installation screen appears, follow To disconnect your camcorder from the the instructions to install the required computer software. Click the icon at the bottom right of the Restart the computer if required to desktop of the computer ‚ [Safely remove complete the installation.
  • Page 39: Starting Pmb (picture Motion Browser)

    Starting PMB Creating a disc with (Picture one touch Motion Browser) (One Touch Disc Burn) Double-click the “PMB” short-cut icon on the computer screen. Movies and photos recorded on your camcorder that have not yet been saved with One Touch Disc Burn function can be saved on a disc automatically.
  • Page 40: Importing Movies And Photos To A Computer

    Importing movies and photos to a computer Movies and photos recorded on your Follow the instructions on the camcorder can be imported to a computer. Turn on the computer beforehand. computer screen. ¦ Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this ¦...
  • Page 41: Creating A Disc

    Creating a disc You can create a disc by selecting movies Click [Import]. previously imported to your computer (p. 40). Refer to “PMB Help” (p. 39) for details. Turn on your computer, and place an unused disc on the DVD drive. See page 36 for the type of discs you can use.
  • Page 42: Copying A Disc

    Capturing photos from a movie Follow the instructions on the You can save a frame of a movie as a screen to create a disc. photo file. It may take a long time to create a disc. Double-click the movie to be edited on “PMB, ”...
  • Page 43: Saving Images With An External Device

    Touch [Copy.] on the camcorder Refer to the instruction manual supplied with screen. the external media. Refer to the Sony support page for your DCR-SR68/SR88/SX44/SX63: country/region for details on external media Movies and photos in the internal that can be used.
  • Page 44 This screen will appear only when there (MENU) ‚ [Show others] Touch are newly recorded images. ‚ [MOVIE DUB] (when selecting movies)/[PHOTO COPY] (when After the operation is completed, selecting photos). touch on the camcorder Follow the on-screen instructions to select the recording media (DCR-SR68/ screen.
  • Page 45: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Recorder

    Creating a disc with a DVD writer, recorder If your camcorder does not recognize the Creating a disc with the dedicated external media, try the following operations. DVD writer, DVDirect Express Reconnect the USB Adaptor Cable to your camcorder You can create a disc or play back the If the external media has the AC power cable, images on a created disc by using the connect it to the wall outlet (wall socket)
  • Page 46 To customize a disc with DISC BURN OPTION Insert an unused disc into the DVD writer, and close the disc Perform this operation in the following tray. cases: When dubbing a desired image The [DISC BURN] screen appears on When creating multiple copies of the same the camcorder screen.
  • Page 47 ¦ Notes after the operation is completed. Sony DVD writer may not be available in some Touch and disconnect the USB countries/regions. cable. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this ¦...
  • Page 48: Camcorder Screen

    Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 17). Touch the recording media that Sony DVD writer may not be available in some contains the images on the countries/regions. camcorder screen.
  • Page 49: Your Camcorder

    Connect your camcorder to the recording device (a disc recorder, DCR-SR68/SR88 etc.) with the A/V connecting cable (supplied) or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO (sold separately). Connect your camcorder to the input jacks of the recording device. A/V Remote Connector Start playback on your DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 camcorder, and record it on the...
  • Page 50 When the screen size of display devices (TV, (MENU) ‚ [Show etc.) is 4:3, touch others] ‚ [OUTPUT SETTINGS] (under [GENERAL SET] category) ‚ [TV TYPE] ‚ [4:3] ‚ ‚ ‚ When you connect a monaural device, connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable 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 51: Using Menus

    Customizing your camcorder Using menus Using the menus, you can perform useful functions and change various settings. If you make good use of menu operations, you can enjoy using your camcorder. The camcorder has various menu items under each of eight menu categories. MANUAL SETTINGS (Items to adjust for scene condition) ‚...
  • Page 52 ¦ Notes You may not be able to set some menu items, depending on the recording or playback conditions. Grayed out menu items or settings are not available. ¼ Tips Depending on the menu items being changed, your camcorder switches between playback mode and recording mode (movie/photo).
  • Page 53 Using the OPTION MENU The OPTION MENU appears just like the pop-up window that appears when you right-click the mouse on a computer. When is displayed at bottom-right of the screen, you can use the OPTION MENU. You touch , and the menu items you can change in the context appear.
  • Page 54 Menu lists (MANUAL SETTINGS) category SCENE SELECTION ....Selects an appropriate recording setting according to the type of scene, such as night view or beach. FADER ........Fades scenes in or out. WHITE BAL......... Adjusts the color balance to the brightness of the recording environment. SPOT MTR/FCS ......
  • Page 55 (EDIT) category DELETE DELETE ......Deletes movies. DELETE ......Deletes photos. PROTECT PROTECT ..... Protects movies to avoid deleting. PROTECT ..... Protects photos to avoid deleting. DIVIDE ........Divides movies. PHOTO CAPTURE ....Captures photos from desired scenes of movies. MOVIE DUB * DUB by select ....
  • Page 56 REPAIR IMG.DB F. HDD * ........ Repairs the image database file on the internal hard disk (p. 60). INT. MEMORY * ....Repairs the image database file on the internal memory (p. 60). MEMORY CARD * ..Repairs the image database file on the memory card (p. 60). (GENERAL SET) category SOUND/DISP SET VOLUME ......
  • Page 57: Getting Detailed Information From The "handycam" Handbook

    Getting detailed information from the “Handycam” Handbook To view the “Handycam” Handbook, double-click the short-cut icon on the The “Handycam” Handbook is a user guide computer screen. designed to be read on a computer screen. The functions of your camcorder are described, some of them with color photos.
  • Page 58: Additional Information

    Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not However, your Sony dealer will neither copy record images. nor retain your data. Press MODE to turn on the (Movie) or See the “Handycam”...
  • Page 59 If the problem persists even after you a cool place. have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. In this case, when you The temperature of your camcorder is low.
  • Page 60: Precautions

    If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it The recording media is full. Delete unnecessary checked by a Sony dealer before operating it images (p. 34). any further. Avoid rough handling, disassembling,...
  • Page 61: About Care And Storage Of The Lens

    If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked: About care and storage of the lens Consult your local authorized Sony service facility. Wipe the surface of the lens clean with a soft Wash off any liquid that may have contacted...
  • Page 62: Specifications

    Specifications System Note on disposal/transfer of the Signal format: NTSC color, EIA standards camcorder (DCR-SR68/SR88/SX44/ Movie recording format: SX63) Video: MPEG-2 PS Even if you delete all movies and still images, or Audio recording system: perform [MEDIA FORMAT], data on the internal Dolby Digital 2ch recording media may not be completely erased.
  • Page 63 Color temperature: [AUTO], [ONE PUSH], AC Adaptor AC-L200C/AC-L200D [INDOOR] (3 200 K), [OUTDOOR] Power requirements: AC 100 V - 240 V, (5 800 K) 50 Hz/60 Hz Minimum illumination Current consumption: 0.35 A - 0.18 A 3 lx (lux) ([AUTO SLW SHUTTR] is set to [ON], Power consumption: 18 W shutter speed 1/30 second) Output voltage: DC 8.4 V *...
  • Page 64 Expected charging and running time Internal memory (4 GB) for the supplied battery pack (in DCR-SX44: minute) Recording mode Recording time [HQ] DCR-SX43/SX44/ Recording media DCR-SR68/SR88 SX63 [SP] Charging time [LP] (full charge) Continuous Internal memory (16 GB) recording time DCR-SX63: Typical recording time...
  • Page 65 , ” “Memory Stick Micro, ” “MagicGate, ” “ , ” “MagicGate Memory Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “DVDirect” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 66: Quick Reference

    Quick reference Screen indicators Indicator Meaning Upper left Center Upper right Estimated recording [00min] remaining time FADER Drop sensor off Drop sensor activated 9999 Approximate number of 9999 recordable photos and 9999 recording media Bottom Playback folder of Upper left memory card Indicator Meaning...
  • Page 67: Parts And Controls

    Parts and controls Figures in ( ) are reference pages. DCR-SR68/SR88 LCD screen/Touch panel 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. DCR-SR68/SR88 Built-in microphone Lens (Carl Zeiss lens)
  • Page 68 DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 DCR-SR68/SR88 (VIEW IMAGES) button (28) (DISC BURN) button (39) POWER button (22) RESET button Press RESET using a pointed object. Press RESET to initialize all the settings including the clock setting. Ž (Backlight) button Power zoom lever MODE button (24) PHOTO button (27) (movie)/ (photo) lamp (24)
  • Page 69 DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 Power zoom lever PHOTO button (27) Battery pack CHG (charge) lamp (15) START/STOP button (25) Grip belt (23) DC IN jack (15) Memory card slot (21) BATT (battery) release lever (16) A/V Remote Connector (31) Tripod receptacle Attach a tripod (sold separately) to the tripod receptacle using a tripod screw (sold separately: the length of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.)).
  • Page 70: Index

    Index Symbols Internal memory ......20 16:9 ..........32 Saving images in external media ............43 4:3 ..........32 LANGUAGE SET .......19 Screen indicators ......66 Self-diagnosis display ....59 A/V connecting cable...31, 48 Setting the date and time ...18 Macintosh ........36 Altitude ........11 Software ........36 Maintenance ........60 Specifications ......62 MEDIA SETTINGS ....20...
  • Page 71 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/ Printed in China...
  • Page 72 4-170-094-11(1) Table of contents Getting started Recording/Playback Making good use of your camcorder Saving images with an external device Customizing your DCR-SR68/SR88/SX43/ camcorder SX44/SX63 Additional information Digital Video Camera Recorder “Handycam” Handbook Quick reference 2010 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 73: Supplied Items

    Read this first Supplied items under the current recording or playback conditions. The numbers in ( ) are the supplied The LCD screen is manufactured using quantity. extremely high-precision technology, so over ÿ AC Adaptor (1) 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective ÿ...
  • Page 74 Be sure to remove the battery pack or the AC lens, which was developed jointly by Carl Adaptor after turning off the camcorder. Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the produces superior images. It adopts the MTF...
  • Page 75 About images, illustrations, and screen Notes on use displays of this manual Do not do any of the following, otherwise, the The example images used in this manual for recording media may be damaged, recorded illustration purposes are captured using a images may be impossible to play back or may digital still camera, and therefore may appear be lost, or other malfunctions could occur.
  • Page 76 Operation flow Getting started (p. 11) Prepare the power source and memory card. Recording movies and photos (p. 20) Recording movies C p. 22 ¼ Changing the recording mode (p. 25) ¼ Expected recording time (MEDIA INFO, p. 67) Shooting photos C p. 23 Playing movies and photos Playback on the camcorder C p.
  • Page 77: Advice For Successful Recording

    Advice for successful recording To get good results in recording Stabilizing your camcorder When you hold the camcorder, keep your upper body upright, and hold your arms close to your body. The SteadyShot function is effective against camera-shake, however, it is essential that you not move the camcorder. Zooming smoothly Zoom in and out slowly and smoothly.
  • Page 78: Useful Recording Techniques

    Useful recording techniques Flowers in close-up Recording in a dimly-lit room PORTRAIT (58) VIDEO LIGHT (26) TELE MACRO (61) Capturing fireworks, or a sunset in all Checking your golf swing SPORTS (58) its splendor FIREWORKS (58) SUNRISE&SUNSET (58) Focusing on the child on the left side of the screen SPOT FOCUS (60) SPOT MTR/FCS (60)
  • Page 79 Table of contents Read this first ..................2 Notes on use .
  • Page 80 Making good use of your camcorder Deleting movies and photos ..............36 Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) .
  • Page 81 Additional information Troubleshooting ................71 Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators.
  • Page 82: Getting Started

    Getting started Step 1: Charging the battery pack DCR-SR68/SR88 DC IN jack Battery pack Power cord (Mains lead) DC plug AC Adaptor To the wall outlet (wall socket) CHG (charge) lamp DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 CHG (charge) lamp Battery pack DC IN jack Power cord DC plug (Mains lead)
  • Page 83 You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (V series) after attaching it to your camcorder. ¦ Notes You cannot attach any “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack other than the V series to your camcorder. Turn off your camcorder by closing the LCD screen. Attach the battery pack by sliding it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
  • Page 84 To remove the battery pack Close the LCD screen. Slide the BATT (battery) release lever ( ) and remove the battery pack ( DCR-SR68/SR88 DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 To use a wall outlet (wall socket) as a power source Make the same connections as “Step 1: Charging the battery pack. ” Even if the battery pack is attached, the battery pack is not discharged.
  • Page 85 Notes on the AC Adaptor Use the 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 your camcorder. 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 86: Step 2: Turning The Power On, And Setting The Date And Time

    Step 2: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder turns on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is open, press POWER. POWER button MODE lamp Select the desired geographical area with , then touch [NEXT].
  • Page 87: Changing The Language Setting

    ¦ Notes The date and time do not appear during recording, but they are automatically recorded on the recording (MENU) ‚ media, and can be displayed during playback. To display the date and time, touch [Show others] ‚ [PLAYBACK SET] (under [PLAYBACK] category) ‚...
  • Page 88: Step 3: Preparing The Recording Media

    Step 3: Preparing the recording media The recording media that can be used differs depending on your camcorder. The following icons are displayed on the screen of your camcorder. DCR-SX43: Memory card DCR-SX44/SX63: Internal memory Memory card DCR-SR68/SR88: Internal hard disk Memory card In the default setting, both movies and photos are recorded on this recording media.
  • Page 89: Inserting A Memory Card

    Touch [YES] ‚ The recording medium is changed. To check the recording media settings When recording in movie recording mode or photo recording mode, the recording media icon is displayed in the top right corner of the screen. Recording media icon The icon displayed on the LCD screen varies depending on the camcorder you use.
  • Page 90 Open the cover, orient the memory card’s notched corner as shown in the illustration, and insert into the memory card slot until it clicks. Close the cover after inserting the memory card. DCR-SR68/SR88 DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 Access lamp Access lamp Note direction of notched Note direction of notched corner.
  • Page 91: Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback Recording In the default setting, movies are recorded on the following recording media. DCR-SX43: Memory card DCR-SX44/SX63: Internal memory DCR-SR68/SR88: Internal hard disk Tips ¼ See page 17 on changing the recording media (DCR-SR68/SR88/SX44/SX63). To open the lens cover Slide the LENS COVER switch to open.
  • Page 92 DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder turns on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 15). You can switch recording modes by pressing MODE. Press MODE to light up the desired recording mode lamp.
  • Page 93: Recording Movies

    Recording movies Press START/STOP to start recording. You can start recording also by touching in the bottom left of the LCD screen. DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 DCR-SR68/SR88 START/STOP button [STBY] ‚ [REC] To stop recording, press START/STOP again. You can stop recording also by touching in the bottom left of LCD screen.
  • Page 94: Shooting Photos

    The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the recording media after recording has finished. During this time, do not apply shock or vibration to the camcorder, or remove the battery or AC Adaptor. Access lamp (p. 19) is lit or flashing The media icon in the upper right of the LCD screen is flashing ¼...
  • Page 95 Press MODE to turn on the (Photo) lamp. The LCD screen display switches for photo recording mode, and the screen aspect ratio becomes 4:3. Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully. You can record photos also by touching on the LCD screen.
  • Page 96: Useful Functions For Recording Movies And Photos

    Useful functions for recording movies and photos Tips ¼ You can set [ DIGITAL ZOOM] (p. 63) if you want to zoom to a greater level. Zooming Selecting the recording mode You can magnify images up to 60 times the original size with the power zoom lever.
  • Page 97: Using The Video Light

    Tips ¼ Adjusting the exposure for backlit You can select the [REC MODE] subjects for each recording media separately (DCR-SR68/SR88/SX44/SX63). Using the VIDEO LIGHT You can use the VIDEO LIGHT according to the recording conditions. It is recommended that you use the VIDEO LIGHT at a distance of about 30 cm to To adjust the exposure for backlit subjects, 150 cm (11 7/8 in.
  • Page 98 Playback on the camcorder In the default setting, movies and photos that are recorded on the following recording media are played. DCR-SX43: Memory card DCR-SX44/SX63: Internal memory DCR-SR68/SR88: Internal hard disk Tips ¼ See page 17 on changing the recording media (DCR-SR68/SR88/SX44/SX63). Open the LCD screen of your camcorder.
  • Page 99 Displays the screen to select the index type ([DATE INDEX]/[ FILM ROLL]/ FACE]) (p. 30, 30, 31). : Displays movies recorded on the previous/next date. : Displays the previous/next movie. Returns to the recording screen. is displayed when is touched. You can scroll the display by touching and dragging õ...
  • Page 100 Viewing photos Your camcorder displays the selected photo. Previous To start/stop slide show Next To the VISUAL OPTION INDEX screen Tips ¼ When viewing photos recorded on a memory card, (playback folder) appears on the screen.
  • Page 101: Useful Functions For Playing Movies And Photos

    Useful functions for playing movies and photos Tips ¼ You can also display Date Index by touching (MENU) ‚ [Show others] ‚ [VIEW Searching for desired images by IMAGES] (under [PLAYBACK] category) ‚ [DATE INDEX]. date (Date Index) On the [Film Roll Index]/[Face Index] screen, You can search for desired images by date you can display the Date Index by touching the date in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Page 102: Searching For Desired Scene By Face (face Index)

    ¦ Tips Notes ¼ You can also display the Film Roll Index by Faces may not be detected depending on (MENU) ‚ [Show others] ‚ touching recording conditions. [VIEW IMAGES] (under [PLAYBACK] Example: People wearing glasses or hats, or who category) ‚...
  • Page 103: Playing Back A Series Of Photos (slide Show)

    Tips ¼ You can set continuous slide show playback Touch the screen at the point you (OPTION) ‚ tab ‚ by selecting want to display in the center of [SLIDE SHOW SET] while playing photos. The the displayed frame. default setting is [ON] (continuous playback). The point where you touched on the screen is moved to the center of the display frame.
  • Page 104: Playing Images On A Tv

    Playing images on a TV Connect your camcorder to the input jack of a TV or VCR using the A/V connecting cable or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO . Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 14). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
  • Page 105 Connect your camcorder to a TV with the A/V connecting cable ( supplied) or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO ( , sold separately). Connect your camcorder to the input jack of the TV. Play back movies and photos on your camcorder (p. 27). To set the aspect ratio according to the connected TV (16:9/4:3) (MENU) ‚...
  • Page 106 Tips ¼ (MENU) ‚ [Show To check information (counter, etc.) on the screen of the monitor, touch others] ‚ [OUTPUT SETTINGS] (under [GENERAL SET] category) ‚ [DISP OUTPUT] ‚ [V-OUT/PANEL] ‚ ‚ ‚...
  • Page 107: Making Good Use Of Your Camcorder

    Making good use of your camcorder Deleting movies and photos Touch and display the mark You can free media space by deleting on the movies or photos to be movies and photos from recording media. deleted. ¦ Notes You cannot restore images once they are deleted.
  • Page 108 Touch to select the recording date of the desired movies/photos, then touch Touch the image down on the LCD screen to confirm the image. Touch return to the previous screen. Touch [YES] ‚ ‚...
  • Page 109: Protecting Recorded Movies And Photos (protect)

    Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) To protect all the movies and photos recorded on the same day at one time Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake. ¦ Note You cannot select [ PRT. by date] for the ¼...
  • Page 110: Dividing A Movie

    Dividing a movie dividing movies on the memory card. (MENU) ‚ [Show A slight difference may occur from the point Touch where you touch and the actual dividing others] ‚ [ DIVIDE] (under point, as your camcorder selects the dividing [EDIT] category).
  • Page 111: Capturing A Photo From A Movie

    Capturing a photo from a movie ‚ Touch (MENU) ‚ [Show Touch others] ‚ [PHOTO CAPTURE] (under [EDIT] category). ¦ Notes The [PHOTO CAPTURE] screen The image size is fixed depending on the aspect appears. ratio of the movie: 0.2M] in 16:9 (wide) [VGA(0.3M)] in 4:3 Touch the movie to be captured.
  • Page 112: To Memory Card (dcr-sr68/sr88/sx44/sx63)

    Dubbing/copying movies and photos from the internal recording media to memory card (DCR-SR68/SR88/ SX44/SX63) Touch the type of dubbing. Dubbing movies [DUB by select]: To select movies and You can dub movies recorded on the [DUB by date]: To dub all movies of a internal recording media of your camcorder specified date to memory card.
  • Page 113: Copying Photos

    Touch the type of copying. [COPY by select]: To copy selected photos [COPY by date]: To copy all photos of a specified date ‚ [YES] ‚ Touch ‚ Select the photo to be copied. [COPY by select]: Touch the photo to be copied, and mark with .
  • Page 114: Using The Playlist Of Movies

    Using the Playlist of movies The Playlist is a list showing thumbnails of the movies that you have selected. The original movies are not changed even if you edit or erase the movies added to the Playlist. Touch to select the recording date of the desired movie, then touch Creating the Playlist (MENU) ‚...
  • Page 115 Select the movie to be moved. Touch the movie you want to play back. The Playlist is played back from the selected movie to the end, then the screen returns to the Playlist screen. The selected movie is marked with . Touch the image on the LCD screen to To erase unnecessary movies from the confirm the image.
  • Page 116: Saving Images With An External Device

    Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the external media. DCR-SR68/SR88/SX44/SX63: Refer to the Sony support page for your Movies and photos in the internal country/region for details on external media recording media of the camcorder that that can be used.
  • Page 117 Follow the on-screen instructions to select After the operation is completed, the recording media and image selection touch on the camcorder methods (DCR-SR68/SR88/SX44/SX63). screen. When you selected [DUB by select], touch the image to be saved. appears. When you selected [DUB by date], select ¦...
  • Page 118: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Recorder

    Creating a disc with a DVD writer, recorder To finish the external media connection Creating a disc with the dedicated Touch on the VISUAL INDEX DVD writer, DVDirect Express screen of the external media. Disconnect the USB Cable. You can create a disc or play back the Adaptor images on a created disc by using the dedicated DVD writer, DVDirect Express...
  • Page 119 When dubbing images in the memory card (DCR-SR68/SR88/SX44/SX63) Insert an unused disc into the Touch [DISC BURN OPTION] in step 4. DVD writer, and close the disc Select the recording media containing tray. the movie(s) you want to save (DCR- The [DISC BURN] screen appears on SR68/SR88/SX44/SX63).
  • Page 120: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Etc., Other Than Dvdirect Express

    ¦ Touch and disconnect the USB Notes Sony DVD writer may not be available in some cable. countries/regions. ¦ Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall...
  • Page 121: Creating A Disc With A Recorder, Etc

    Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall USB CONNECT]: Internal hard socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13). disk Sony DVD writer may not be available in some USB CONNECT]: Internal countries/regions. memory USB CONNECT]: Memory card...
  • Page 122 (left/right audio) and the S VIDEO plug (S VIDEO channel) of the A/V connecting Insert the recording media in the cable with an S VIDEO cable. If you recording device. connect the S VIDEO plug only, you will hear no sound. The yellow plug (video) If your recording device has an input connection is not necessary.
  • Page 123 To record the date/time or camera settings data, (MENU) ‚ [Show others] ‚ touch [PLAYBACK SET] (under [PLAYBACK] category) ‚ [DATA CODE] ‚ a desired setting ‚ ‚ ‚ . In (MENU) ‚ [Show addition, touch others] ‚ [OUTPUT SETTINGS] (under [GENERAL SET] category) ‚...
  • Page 124: Customizing Your Camcorder

    Customizing your camcorder Using menus Using the menus, you can perform useful functions and change various settings. If you make good use of menu operations, you can enjoy using your camcorder. The camcorder has various menu items under each of eight menu categories. MANUAL SETTINGS (Items to adjust for scene condition) ‚...
  • Page 125: Using My Menu

    ¦ Notes You may not be able to set some menu items, depending on the recording or playback conditions. Grayed out menu items or settings are not available. ¼ Tips Depending on the menu items being changed, your camcorder switches between playback mode and recording mode (movie/photo).
  • Page 126: Using The

    Using the OPTION MENU The OPTION MENU appears just like the pop-up window that appears when you right-click the mouse on a computer. When is displayed at bottom-right of the screen, you can use the OPTION MENU. You touch , and the menu items you can change in the context appear.
  • Page 127 Menu lists (MANUAL SETTINGS) category PROTECT SCENE SELECTION PROTECT FADER PROTECT WHITE BAL. DIVIDE SPOT MTR/FCS PHOTO CAPTURE SPOT METER MOVIE DUB* SPOT FOCUS DUB by select EXPOSURE DUB by date FOCUS DUB ALL TELE MACRO PHOTO COPY* COPY by select (SHOOTING SET) category COPY by date REC MODE...
  • Page 128 (GENERAL SET) category SOUND/DISP SET VOLUME 28, 68 BEEP LCD BRIGHT LCD BL LEVEL LCD COLOR DISPLAY SET OUTPUT SETTINGS TV TYPE DISP OUTPUT CLOCK/ LANG CLOCK SET AREA SET DST SET/SUMMERTIME LANGUAGE SET POWER SETTINGS A.SHUT OFF POWER ON BY LCD OTHER SETTINGS DEMO MODE CALIBRATION...
  • Page 129: Manual Settings (items To Adjust For Scene Condition)

    MANUAL SETTINGS (Items to adjust for scene PORTRAIT (Soft portrait) condition) Brings out the subject such as people or flowers while See “Using menus” (p. 53) on the operation. creating a soft background. The default settings are marked with Ô. SPOTLIGHT**( ) SCENE SELECTION Prevents people’s faces from...
  • Page 130 WHITE FADER INDOOR (°) Fades in/out with the white effect. The white balance is appropriately adjusted for the following recording conditions: Indoors At party scenes or studios where the lighting conditions change quickly Under video lamps in a studio, or under sodium lamps or incandescent-like color BLACK FADER lamps...
  • Page 131 from inside the house, or vice versa, you need touch [AUTO]. to redo the [ONE PUSH] procedure to readjust ¦ Notes the white balance. [EXPOSURE] is automatically set to [MANUAL]. SPOT MTR/FCS (Spot meter/ focus) SPOT FOCUS You can adjust the brightness and focus You can select and adjust the focal point to for the selected subject simultaneously.
  • Page 132 FOCUS TELE MACRO You can adjust the focus manually. You can This is useful to shoot small subjects, such select this function also when you want to as flowers or insects. You can blur out focus on a certain subject intentionally. backgrounds and the subject stands out clearer.
  • Page 133: Shooting Set (items For Customized Shooting)

    SHOOTING SET (Items for customized shooting) OFF ( The SteadyShot function is not used. See “Using menus” (p. 53) on the operation. The default settings are marked with Ô. AUTO SLW SHUTTR (Auto Slow Shutter) REC MODE (Recording mode) When recording in dark places, the shutter speed is automatically reduced to 1/30 See page 25.
  • Page 134 recorded in Face Index. To play back from the Face Index, see page 31. AUDIO REC SET The right side of the bar shows the digital BLT-IN ZOOM MIC (Built-in zoom zooming factor. The zooming zone appears microphone) when you select the zooming level. You can record a movie with vivid sound appropriate to the zoom position.
  • Page 135: Photo Settings (items For Recording Photos)

    PHOTO SETTINGS (Items for recording photos) RESET See “Using menus” (p. 53) on the operation. Assigns file numbers in sequence, following The default settings are marked with Ô. the largest file number existing on the recording medium. SELF-TIMER When the memory card is replaced with another one, the file number is assigned for Press PHOTO to start the count down.
  • Page 136: Playback (items For Playback)

    PLAYBACK (Items for playback) DATE/TIME See “Using menus” (p. 53) on the operation. VISUAL INDEX See page 27. VIEW IMAGES Date Time DATE INDEX CAMERA DATA See page 30. Movie FILM ROLL See page 30. FACE See page 31. PLAYLIST Photo See page 43.
  • Page 137: Edit (items For Editing)

    EDIT OTHERS (Items for other settings) (Items for editing) See “Using menus” (p. 53) on the operation. See “Using menus” (p. 53) on the operation. The default settings are marked with Ô. DELETE USB CONNECT See page 36. See page 49. PROTECT BATTERY INFO See page 38.
  • Page 138: Manage Media (items For Recording Media)

    MANAGE MEDIA (Items for recording media) Protected movies and photos will also be See “Using menus” (p. 53) on the operation. deleted. While [Executing…] is displayed, do not close MEDIA SETTINGS (DCR-SR68/ the LCD screen, operate the buttons on the SR88/SX44/SX63) camcorder, disconnect the AC Adaptor, or eject the memory card from your camcorder (The...
  • Page 139: General Set (other Setup Items)

    GENERAL SET (Other setup items) The actual performing time for deleting data is See “Using menus” (p. 53) on the operation. as follows; The default settings are marked with Ô. DCR-SX44: about 13 minutes DCR-SX63: about 60 minutes SOUND/DISP SET DCR-SR68: about 40 minutes DCR-SR88: about 60 minutes If you stop performing [EMPTY] while...
  • Page 140 to the camcorder body, the setting becomes DISP OUTPUT (Display output) [NORMAL] automatically. You can set where the screen displays are to ¼ Tips be output. This adjustment does not affect the recorded Ô LCD PANEL images in any way. Shows displays such as the time code on the LCD COLOR LCD screen.
  • Page 141 POWER SETTINGS Ô ON The demonstration appears. A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off ) The demonstration does not appear. You can set your camcorder to turn off automatically when you do not operate ¼ Tips your camcorder for more than about 5 When you set this item to [ON] and touch minutes.
  • Page 142: Additional Information

    The temperature of your camcorder is media in order to investigate the problem. extremely low. Leave your camcorder with the However, your Sony dealer will neither copy power of your camcorder on. Turn off your nor retain your data. camcorder and take it to a warm place. Leave the camcorder there for a while, then turn on Overall operations ..........
  • Page 143 Backlight disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall The following menu items return to the outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony default settings when you switch between dealer. The battery pack may be damaged. movie recording and photo recording and playback modes.
  • Page 144 Your camcorder is recording the image you The buttons on the touch panel do not have just shot on the recording media. You work correctly or do not work at all. cannot make new recording during this Adjust the touch panel ([CALIBRATION]) period.
  • Page 145 The camcorder stops operating. Black bands appear when you record a TV screen or computer screen. The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and Set [ STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] (p. 62). leave it for a while in a cool place. Undesirable flicker occurs.
  • Page 146 the access lamp is turned off after recording. A movie cannot be divided. This may damage your image data and displayed. A movie that is too short cannot be divided. A protected movie cannot be divided. is indicated on an image on the VISUAL INDEX screen.
  • Page 147: Self-diagnosis Display/warning Indicators

    If the problem persists even after you “PMB. ” have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony “PMB” does not work correctly. service facility. In this case, when you Quit “PMB” and restart your computer.
  • Page 148 IMG.DB F.] (under [MANAGE MEDIA] ™ (Battery level warning) category) ‚ the recording medium (DCR- SR68/SR88/SX44/SX63). Slow flashing The memory card is damaged. The battery pack is nearly used up. Depending on the operating environment or (Warning indicators pertaining to battery conditions, ™...
  • Page 149: Recording Media

    Tips ¼ Inconsistencies found in Image Database You may hear a melody when some warning File. Do you want to repair the Image indicators appear on the screen. Database File? The Image Database File is damaged. Do Description of warning messages you want to repair the Image Database File? If messages appear on the screen, follow the...
  • Page 150 Still picture folder is full. Cannot record still pictures. You cannot create folders exceeding 999MSDCF. You cannot create or delete created folders using your camcorder. Format the memory card (p. 67), or delete folders using your computer. This memory card may not be able to record or play movies.
  • Page 151: Recording Time Of Movies/number Of Recordable Photos

    Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos Playing time Approximate time available when you use a Expected time of recording and fully charged battery pack. playback with each battery pack DCR-SR68/SR88 Recording time (unit: minute) Approximate time available when you use a Battery pack fully charged battery pack.
  • Page 152: Expected Recording Time Of Movies

    a higher bit-rate, and this reduces the overall Expected recording time of movies recording time. Internal hard disk Memory card DCR-SR68 (unit: minute) (unit: minute) Recording mode Recording time 512MB [HQ] 1220 (10) [SP] 1750 [LP] 3660 (10) (10) (25) DCR-SR88 (25) (25)
  • Page 153 VGA(0.3M) 16GB 95000 32GB 185000 The indicated number of recordable photos on a memory card is based on the maximum image size of your camcorder. The actual number of recordable photos is displayed on the LCD screen during recording (p. 92). The maximum number of recordable photos on a memory card may vary depending on the recording conditions.
  • Page 154: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Using your camcorder abroad Power supply You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range. On TV color systems Your camcorder is an NTSC-system-based camcorder.
  • Page 155 Setting to the local time You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your (MENU) ‚ [Show others] ‚ [CLOCK/ camcorder abroad. Touch LANG] (under [GENERAL SET] category) ‚ [AREA SET] and [DST SET]/[SUMMERTIME] (p. 69). World time difference Time-zone Area setting...
  • Page 156: Maintenance And Precautions

    Maintenance and precautions Damaged or lost data may occur in the About the “Memory Stick” media following cases (the data will not be compensated for): “Memory Stick” media are a compact, If you eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” portable IC recording medium with a large media, or turn off your camcorder while your data capacity.
  • Page 157: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    into “Memory Stick Duo” media adaptor, make If you cannot use “Memory Stick PRO Duo” sure the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media are media that have been used with another device, inserted facing in the correct direction. Note format it with your camcorder (p. 67). Note that improper use may cause a malfunction.
  • Page 158: About Handling Of Your Camcorder

    To use the battery pack effectively About storage of the battery pack Battery pack performance decreases when the If the battery pack is not used for a long time, ambient temperature is 10 C (50 °F) or below, fully charge the battery pack and use it up on and the length of time you can use the battery your camcorder once a year to maintain proper pack becomes shorter.
  • Page 159: Moisture Condensation

    Note on moisture condensation casing, unplug your camcorder and have it Moisture may condense when you bring your checked by a Sony dealer before operating it camcorder from a cold place into a warm place any further. (or vice versa) or when you use your camcorder...
  • Page 160 To clean the LCD screen On handling the casing If fingerprints or dust make the LCD screen If the casing is soiled, clean the camcorder body dirty, it is recommended that you use a soft with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water, cloth to clean it.
  • Page 161: Rechargeable Battery

    (DCR-SR68/SR88/SX44/SX63) Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are Even if you perform [ DELETE ALL], trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony DELETE ALL] or [MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 67) Corporation. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony or formatting the media of the camcorder, you Corporation.
  • Page 162 URL to download it. When downloading the source code, select DCR-SX43 as the model for your camcorder. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/ We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. Read “license2.pdf ” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 163: Quick Reference

    Quick reference Screen indicators Indicator Meaning Upper left Center Upper right FADER (58) Drop sensor off (70) Drop sensor activated (70) 9999 Approximate number of 9999 recordable photos and recording media (23, 81) 9999 Playback folder of Bottom memory card (29) Current playing movie or Upper left photo/Number of total...
  • Page 164: Parts And Controls

    Parts and controls Figures in ( ) are reference pages. DCR-SR68/SR88 LCD screen/Touch panel (26, 53) 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.
  • Page 165 DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 DCR-SR68/SR88 (VIEW IMAGES) button (27) (DISC BURN) button (see Operating Guide) POWER button (15) RESET button Press RESET using a pointed object. Press RESET to initialize all the settings including the clock setting. Power zoom lever (25, 31) Ž (Backlight) button (26) PHOTO button (24) MODE button (21) CHG (charge) lamp (11)
  • Page 166 DCR-SX43/SX44/SX63 Power zoom lever (25, 31) PHOTO button (24) Battery pack (11) CHG (charge) lamp (11) START/STOP button (22) Grip belt (20) DC IN jack (11) Memory card slot (18) BATT (battery) release lever (13) A/V Remote Connector (33) Tripod receptacle Attach a tripod (sold separately) to the tripod receptacle using a tripod screw (sold separately: the length of the screw must be less...
  • Page 167: Index

    Index Symbols DISP OUTPUT ......69 DIVIDE ........39 16:9 ..........34 Maintenance ........85 DROP SENSOR ......70 4:3 ..........34 MANAGE MEDIA .....67 DST SET ........69 MANUAL SETTINGS ....58 Dubbing ........41 MEDIA FORMAT ......67 A.SHUT OFF ......70 DVDirect Express .......47 MEDIA INFO ......67 A/V connecting cable...33, 50 DVD writer......47, 49 MEDIA SETTINGS ....17 Abroad .........83...
  • Page 168 PLAYBACK .........65 SUNRISE&SUNSET....58 Playback ........27 Supplied items .......2 PLAYBACK SET ......65 Playlist ..........43 TELE MACRO ......61 PLAYLIST EDIT ......66 Telephoto ........25 PORTRAIT ........58 Thumbnail ........36 Power on ........15 Tripod...........95 POWER ON BY LCD ....70 Troubleshooting ......71 POWER SETTINGS ....70 Turning the power on ....15 Precautions ........85 TV ..........33 PROTECT ........38...
  • Page 169 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...

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