About images, illustrations, and screen
displays of this manual
The example images used in this manual for
illustration purposes are captured using a
digital still camera, and therefore may appear
different from images and screen indicators that
actually appear on your camcorder. And, the
illustrations of your camcorder and its screen
indication are exaggerated or simplified for
In this manual, the internal hard disk (DCR-
SR68/SR88), the internal memory (DCR-SX44/
SX63) of your camcorder and memory card are
called "recording media. "
Design and specifications of your camcorder
and accessories are subject to change without
Confirm the model name of your
The model name is shown in this manual when
there is a difference in specification between
models. Confirm the model name on the
bottom of your camcorder.
The main differences in specification of this
series are as follows.
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. 19) is lit or flashing
Remove the battery pack or AC Adaptor from
the camcorder, or subject the camcorder to
shock or vibration when the
(Photo) lamps (p. 15) or the access lamp
(p. 19) are lit or flashing
When using a shoulder belt (sold separately), do
not crash the camcorder against an object.
Do not use your camcorder in very loud areas.
On the drop sensor (DCR-SR68/SR88)
To protect the internal hard disk from shock
by dropping, the camcorder has a drop sensor
function (p. 70). When a drop occurs, or
under a non-gravity condition, the block noise
made when this function is activated by the
camcorder may also be recorded. If the drop
sensor catches a drop repeatedly, recording/
playback may be stopped.
Note on using the camcorder at high
Do not turn on the camcorder in a low-pressure
area, where the altitude is more than 5,000
meters (16,000 feet). Doing so may damage the
internal hard disk drive of your camcorder.