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Digital Still Camera
Instruction Manual
© 2010 Sony Corporation


   Summary of Contents for Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5

  • Page 1 4-172-673-11(1) Digital Still Camera DSC-HX5/HX5V Instruction Manual © 2010 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    English Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. DSC-HX5/HX5V Serial No. ______________________________...
  • Page 3: Battery Charger

    • Be sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that can charge the battery pack. • Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small children. • Keep the battery pack dry.
  • Page 4: Regulatory Information

    The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: DSC-HX5V Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A. Telephone No.: 858-942-2230 This device complies with Part15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...
  • Page 5: For Customers In Europe

    Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules. For Customers in Europe Hereby, Sony Corporation, declares that this DSC-HX5V Digital Still Camera is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the Directive 1999/5/EC.
  • Page 6 If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Getting started Refer to “Cyber-shot Handbook” (PDF) on supplied CD-ROM ................8 Checking the accessories supplied ........8 Notes on using the camera..........8 Identifying parts ..............12 Charging the battery pack..........13 Inserting the battery pack/a memory card (sold separately) .................15 Setting the clock ..............18 Shooting/viewing images Shooting still images............19...
  • Page 8: Refer To "cyber-shot Handbook" (pdf) On Supplied Cd-rom

    Refer to “Cyber-shot Handbook” (PDF) on supplied CD-ROM For details on advanced operations, please read “Cyber- shot Handbook” (PDF) on the CD-ROM (supplied) using a computer. Refer to “Cyber-shot Handbook” for in-depth instructions on shooting or viewing images and connecting the camera to your computer, printer or TV (page 22).
  • Page 9 Functions built into this camera • This manual describes the functions of GPS-compatible/incompatible devices, TransferJet-compatible/incompatible devices, 1080 60i-compatible devices and 1080 50i-compatible devices. – To determine whether your camera supports the GPS function, check the model name of your camera. GPS-compatible: DSC-HX5V GPS-incompatible: DSC-HX5 –...
  • Page 10 JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). • Sony does not guarantee that the camera will play back images recorded or edited with other equipment, or that other equipment will play back images recorded with the camera.
  • Page 11 Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provisions of the copyright laws. No compensation for damaged content or recording failure Sony cannot compensate for failure to record or loss or damage of recorded content due to a malfunction of the camera or recording media, etc.
  • Page 12: Identifying Parts

    Identifying parts A Shutter button B Mode dial C For shooting: W/T (Zoom) lever For viewing: (Playback zoom) lever/ (Index) lever D Flash E ON/OFF (Power) button (Burst/Bracket) button G Microphone H Self-timer lamp/Smile Shutter lamp/AF illuminator I Lens J LCD screen K Hook for wrist strap L MOVIE (Movie) button (Playback) button...
  • Page 13: Charging The Battery Pack

    Charging the battery pack Insert the battery pack into the battery charger. • You can charge the battery even when it is partially charged. Battery pack Connect the battery For customers in the USA and Canada charger to the wall Plug outlet (wall socket).
  • Page 14: Using The Camera Abroad

    • When charging is finished, disconnect the power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (wall socket), and remove the battery pack from the battery charger. • Be sure to use the battery pack or the battery charger of the genuine Sony brand. Battery life and number of still images you can record/view Battery life (min.)
  • Page 15: Inserting The Battery Pack/a Memory Card (sold Separately)

    Inserting the battery pack/a memory card (sold separately) Open the cover. Insert the memory card (sold separately). With the notched corner facing as illustrated, insert the memory card until it clicks into place. Ensure the notched corner faces correctly. Insert the battery pack. Check the direction of the battery, insert the battery pack while pressing the battery eject lever in...
  • Page 16: Memory Cards That You Can Use

    Memory cards that you can use The following memory cards are compatible with this camera: “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media, “Memory Stick Duo” media, SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards. MultiMediaCard is not compatible. In this manual, “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 17: To Remove The Battery Pack

    To remove the battery pack Slide the battery eject lever. Be sure not Battery eject lever to drop the battery pack. Checking the remaining battery charge A remaining charge indicator appears on the LCD screen. High Notes • It takes about one minute until the correct remaining charge indicator appears. •...
  • Page 18: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock Press the ON/OFF (Power) ON/OFF (Power) button button. The camera is turned on. • It may take time for the power to turn on and allow operation. Select a setting item with v/V on the control button, then press z.
  • Page 19: Shooting Still Images

    Shooting still images Set the mode dial to ON/OFF (Power) button (Intelligent Auto Adjustment), then press the Mode dial ON/OFF (Power) button. Hold the camera steady as illustrated. • Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to (T) to zoom in, and to (W) to zoom out. Press the shutter button Shutter halfway down to focus.
  • Page 20: Shooting Movies

    Shooting movies Set the mode dial to ON/OFF (Power) button (Movie Mode), then press the ON/OFF Mode dial (Power) button. Press the shutter button fully Do not cover with your fingers. down to start recording. • You can start recording also by pressing MOVIE (Movie) button.
  • Page 21: Viewing Images

    Viewing images Press the (Playback) button. • When images on a memory card recorded with other cameras are played back on this camera, the registration screen for the data file (Playback) button appears. Selecting next/previous image Select an image with B (next)/b (previous) on the control button.
  • Page 22: Cyber-shot Handbook" (pdf)

    Learning more about the camera (“Cyber-shot Handbook”) “Cyber-shot Handbook”, which explains how to use the camera in detail, is included on the CD-ROM (supplied). Refer to it for in-depth instructions on the many functions of the camera. For Windows users Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 23: List Of Icons Displayed On The Screen

    List of icons displayed on the screen When shooting still images Display Indication Metering Mode Vibration warning Scene Recognition Burst Shooting Interval Bracket Shooting Bracket Settings • The icons are limited in Easy Shooting mode. Smile Detection Sensitivity indicator When shooting movies Zoom scaling Display Indication...
  • Page 24 Display Indication Recording folder Number of recordable images 100Min Recordable time Recording/Playback Media (Memory card, internal memory) Direction (DSC-HX5V only) GPS triangulating status (DSC-HX5V only) AF illuminator Red-eye reduction Flash mode Flash charging Display Indication Self-timer C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display Destination Overheating warning Face Detection Database file full/...
  • Page 25: Number Of Still Images And Recordable Time Of Movies

    Number of still images and recordable time of movies The number of still images and recordable time may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the memory card. Still images/Panoramic images (Units: Images) Capacity Internal Memory card formatted with this camera memory Approx.
  • Page 26: Precautions

    Movies The table below shows the approximate maximum recording times. These are the total times for all movie files. Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes. (Units: hour : minute : second) Capacity Internal Memory card formatted with this camera memory Approx.
  • Page 27: On The Internal Rechargeable Backup Battery

    On cleaning Cleaning the LCD screen Wipe the screen surface with an LCD cleaning kit (sold separately) to remove fingerprints, dust, etc. Cleaning the lens Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints, dust, etc. Cleaning the camera surface Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, then wipe the surface with a dry cloth.
  • Page 28: Specifications

    Effective pixel number of camera: Flash: Flash range (ISO sensitivity Approx. 10.2 Megapixels (Recommended Exposure Index) Lens: Sony G 10× zoom lens set to Auto): f = 4.25 mm – 42.5 mm (25 mm – Approx. 0.05 m to 3.8 m (W)
  • Page 29 TransferJet, TransferJet logos • “AVCHD” and “AVCHD” logotype BC-CSGD/BC-CSGE battery are trademarks of Panasonic charger Corporation and Sony Corporation. • “Blu-ray Disc” and the logo are Power requirements: AC 100 V to trademarks. 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 2 W • Dolby and the double-D symbol are Output voltage: DC 4.2 V, 0.25 A...
  • Page 30 • “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.. • Adobe and Reader are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. • The OBEX word mark and logo are...
  • Page 32 Printed in China...

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