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HDR-CX110/CX150/XR150
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Operating Guide
Guía de operaciones
2010 Sony Corporation
4-170-896-12(1)
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    4-170-896-12(1) HDR-CX110/CX150/XR150 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Operating Guide Guía de operaciones 2010 Sony Corporation...

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    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. HDR- 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.

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    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.

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    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

    Be sure to charge the battery pack using a rechargeable batteries, call toll genuine Sony battery charger or a device that free 1-800-822- 8837, or visit can charge the battery pack. http://www.rbrc.org/ Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small Caution: Do not handle children.

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    Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY UL is an internationally recognized safety Model No.: HDR-XR150 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: Supplied Items

    equipment and receiver. Battery pack Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help. The supplied interface cable must be used with the equipment in order to comply with The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed the limits for a digital device pursuant to...

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    On recording AVCHD footage should not be used with DVD based players or recorders, as the DVD player/ To ensure stable operation of the memory card, recorder may fail to eject the media and may it is recommended to initialize the memory erase its contents without warning.

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    Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss media lens, which was developed jointly by Carl HDR- Memory Input/ Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and CX110 card output produces superior images. It adopts the MTF HDR- Internal 16GB...

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    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. ejecting the memory card when the access lamp (p.

  • Page 12: Operation Flow

    Operation flow Getting started (p. 15) Prepare the power source and memory card. 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. 27 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 .

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    Saving images with an external device Saving images in external media (DIRECT COPY) ......... . . 47 Creating a disc with a DVD writer, recorder .

  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Getting started Step 1: Charging the battery pack HDR-CX110/CX150 DC IN jack Battery pack DC plug AC Adaptor Power cord (Mains lead) CHG (charge) lamp To the wall outlet (wall socket) HDR-XR150 DC IN jack Battery pack DC plug Power cord (Mains lead) AC Adaptor CHG (charge) lamp To the wall outlet (wall...

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    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

    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. Notes on the battery pack When you remove the battery pack or disconnect the AC Adaptor, close the LCD screen and make sure that the (Movie)/...

  • 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 is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is open, press POWER. MODE lamp POWER button Select the desired geographical area with , then touch [NEXT].

  • Page 19: Changing The Language Setting

    ¦ Notes The date and time does not appear during recording, but they are automatically recorded on the recording media, and can be displayed during playback. To display the date and time, touch (MENU) ‚ [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. HDR-CX110 Memory card HDR-CX150 Memory Internal memory card HDR-XR150 Internal hard Memory disk card...

  • Page 21: To Check The Recording Media Settings

    Touch [YES] ‚ The recording medium is changed. To check the recording media settings In either movie recording mode or photo recording mode, the media icon of the selected recording media is displayed at the top right corner of the screen. Recording media icon The icon displayed may vary depending on your model.

  • Page 22: Dubbing Or Copying Movies And Photos From The Internal Recording Media

    Do not attach a label or the like on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media or “Memory Stick Duo” media adaptor. Open the cover, and insert the memory card with the nothched edge in the direction as illustrated until it clicks. Close the cover after inserting the memory card.

  • Page 23: Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback Recording In the default setting, movies are recorded with high definition image quality (HD) on the following media. HDR-CX110: Memory card HDR-CX150: Internal memory HDR-XR150: Internal hard disk ¼ Tips To change the recording media, see page 20 (HDR-CX150/XR150). To open the lens cover Slide the LENS COVER switch to open.

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    HDR-XR150 Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned 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.

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    Recording movies Press START/STOP to start recording. You can start recording also by touching in the bottom left of LCD screen. 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. The icons and indicators on the LCD panel will be displayed for about 3 seconds, then disappear after turning on your camcorder or switching the recording (movie/photo)/playback modes.

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    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...

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    Shooting photos In the default setting, photos are recorded on the following recording media. HDR-CX110: Memory card HDR-CX150: Internal memory HDR-XR150: Internal hard disk ¼ Tips To change the recording media, see page 20 (HDR-CX150/XR150). Press MODE to turn on the (Photo) lamp.

  • 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. HDR-CX110: Memory card HDR-CX150: Internal memory HDR-XR150: Internal hard disk Tips ¼ To change the recording media, see page 20 (HDR-CX150/XR150). 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. appears when the standard definition image quality (STD) movie is selected with [ SET].

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    To adjust the sound volume of movies ‚ adjust with ‚ While playing back movies, touch You can also adjust the sound volume by using in the OPTION MENU. Viewing photos Your camcorder displays the selected photo. To start/stop slide Previous show Next...

  • Page 31: Playing Images On A Tv

    Playing images on a TV Connection methods and the image Touch to select the input quality (high definition (HD) or standard definition (STD)) viewed on the TV screen jack of your TV, then touch differ depending on what type of TV is The connection medhod is displayed.

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    A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO (sold ‚[YES]. separately) Touch When the A/V connecting cable is used to output movies, movies are output with standard definition image quality (STD). (White) (Red) Play back movies and photos on (Yellow) your camcorder (p. 28). A/V connecting cable (supplied) (Yellow) (White)

  • Page 33

    TV on the other end. depiction of subtle textures and colors. Copyright-protected images are not output By connecting Sony’s Photo TV HD- from the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder. compatible devices using an HDMI cable Some TVs may not function correctly (e.g., no sound or image) with this connection.

  • Page 34: Making Good Use Of Your Camcorder

    Making good use of your camcorder Deleting movies and photos You can free media space by deleting To delete movies, touch movies and photos from recording media. DELETE] ‚ [ DELETE] or DELETE]. ¦ Notes You cannot restore images once they are DELETE] ‚...

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    To delete all the movies/photos recorded on the same day at one time ¦ Notes You cannot delete photos on memory card by recording date. DELETE] ‚ In step 2, touch [ DELETE by date]/[ DELETE by date]. To delete all photos on the same day at one DELETE] ‚...

  • Page 36: Saving Movies And Photos With A Computer

    Saving movies and photos with a computer Preparing a computer (Windows) You can perform following operations using Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, or Intel “PMB (Picture Motion Browser). ” Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster (Intel Core Importing images to a computer 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster is required when processing HD FX/HD FH movies)

  • Page 37: When Using A Macintosh

    XP, [My Computer]), then double-click computer connected to your camcorder, [SONYPMB (E:)] (CD-ROM) * . see the following website. Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary http://guide.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/mac/ depending on the computer. ms/us/ Click [Install]. Step 2 Installing the supplied software “PMB”...

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    Read the terms of the license Click [Continue] on the computer agreement carefully. If you agree screen. to the terms, change , and then click [Next] ‚ [Install]. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. Turn on your camcorder, then Connect the camcorder to the computer connect the camcorder to the during the installation of “PMB.

  • Page 39: Starting Pmb (picture Motion Browser)

    Starting PMB (Picture Motion Browser) it following the procedures displayed. (The Double-click the “PMB” short-cut icon on computer must be connected to the internet the computer screen. for the installation.) You may install Image Mastering API v2.0 for Windows XP in response to the message displayed when you try to start those functions.

  • Page 40: Selecting The Method For Creating A Disc (computer)

    You can play a high definition image quality (HD) disc on AVCHD format playback devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray disc player and a PlayStation 3. You cannot play the disc on ordinary DVD players. Standard definition image quality (STD) movie converted from high definition image quality (HD) movie can be recorded on DVD media, such as DVD-R discs, and a standard image quality (STD) disc is created.

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    Discs you can use with “PMB” You can use 12 cm discs of following type with “PMB. ” For Blu-ray disc, see page 45. Disc type Features DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+R DL Unrewritable DVD-RW/DVD+RW Rewritable ¦ Notes Always maintain your PlayStation 3 to use the latest version of the PlayStation 3 system software. The PlayStation 3 may not be available in some countries/regions.

  • Page 42: Creating A Disc With One Touch (one Touch Disc Burn)

    Creating a disc with one touch (One Touch Disc Burn) Movies and photos recorded on your Turn on your camcorder, then camcorder that have not yet been saved connect the camcorder to the with One Touch Disc Burn function can computer using the supplied USB be saved on a disc automatically.

  • Page 43: Importing Movies And Photos To A Computer

    Importing movies and photos to a computer Movies and photos recorded on your Click [Import]. camcorder can be imported to a computer. Turn on the computer beforehand. Refer to “PMB Help” (p. 39) for details. ¦ Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.

  • Page 44: Creating An Avchd Disc

    Creating an AVCHD disc You can create an AVCHD disc by putting The window used to select movies together high definition image quality appears. To add movies to the previously selected (HD) movies previously imported to your ones, select the movies in the main computer (p.

  • Page 45: Creating A Blu-ray Disc

    Creating a standard definition image quality (STD) disc Creating a Blu-ray disc that can be played on You can create a Blu-ray disc with a high ordinary DVD players definition image quality (HD) movie previously imported to a computer You can create a standard definition image (p.

  • Page 46: Copying A Disc

    Editing movies At the top of the window, click ‚ [Create DVD-Video Format You can cut out only necessary parts from a movie and save it as another file. Discs (STD)]. Double-click the movie to be edited on The window used to select movies “PMB, ”...

  • Page 47: Saving Images With An External Device

    For details on available external media, go to the HDR-CX110: Sony support website in your country/region. Movies and photos that have not yet been saved on to external media can Connect the AC Adaptor and the be saved.

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    This screen will appear only when there Touch [Play without copying.] in step 5 are newly recorded images. above. The VISUAL INDEX screen of the After the operation is completed, external media is displayed. (MENU) ‚ [Show others] touch on the camcorder Touch ‚...

  • Page 49: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Recorder

    (wall socket) AVCHD format compatible device To finish the external media connection Player Sony Blu-ray disc player Touch on the VISUAL INDEX PlayStation 3, etc. screen of the external media. Disconnect the USB Adaptor Cable.

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    Creating a disc with the dedicated Ordinary DVD device DVD writer, DVDirect Express Player DVD player You can create a disc or play back the Computer that can play DVDs, etc. images on a created disc by using the dedicated DVD writer, DVDirect Express (sold separately).

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    To customize a disc with DISC BURN Insert an unused disc into the OPTION 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.

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    To play back a disc on the DVD writer ‚ [YES] on the camcorder Touch screen. To create another disc of the same contents, insert a new disc and touch [CREATE SAME DISC]. After the operation is completed, touch [EXIT] ‚ [END] on the camcorder screen.

  • Page 53: Camcorder Screen

    AC Adaptor for this Touch the recording media that operation (p. 17). contains the images on the Sony DVD writer may not be available in some countries/regions. camcorder screen. Always maintain the firmware of the Sony USB CONNECT]: Internal DVDirect (DVD writer) to its latest version.

  • Page 54

    (White) Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this AUDIO operation (p. 17). Sony DVD writer may not be available in some (Red) countries/regions. (Yellow) High definition image quality (HD) movies will be dubbed with standard definition image quality (STD).

  • Page 55: Your Camcorder

    ‚ Connect your camcorder to the When the screen size of display devices (TV, (MENU) ‚ [Show etc.) is 4:3, touch recording device (a disc recorder, others] ‚ [OUTPUT SETTINGS] (under etc.) with the A/V connecting [GENERAL SET] category) ‚ [TV TYPE] ‚ cable (supplied) or an A/V [4:3] ‚...

  • Page 56: 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) ‚...

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    ¦ 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).

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    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.

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    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 60

    (PHOTO SETTINGS) category SELF-TIMER ......Sets the self-timer when your camcorder is in photo recording mode. IMAGE SIZE ......Sets the photo size. FILE NO........Sets how to assign the file number. (PLAYBACK) category VISUAL INDEX ......Displays recording images as thumbnails (p. 28). VIEW IMAGES DATE INDEX .....

  • Page 61

    ERASE/ ERASE .. Erases movies from a playlist. ERASE ALL/ ERASE ALL ....Erases all movies from a playlist. MOVE/ MOVE ... Changes the order of movies in a playlist. (OTHERS) category USB CONNECT USB CONNECT* ..Connects the internal memory via USB. USB CONNECT* ..

  • Page 62

    (GENERAL SET) category SOUND/DISP SET VOLUME ......Adjusts the volume of playback sound (p. 30). BEEP ........Sets whether the camcorder sounds operation beeps or not. LCD BRIGHT ..... Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen. LCD BL LEVEL ....Adjusts the backlight of the LCD screen. LCD COLOR ......

  • Page 63: 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 “Handycam” Handbook is intended to be read when you want to know more about operating your camcorder.

  • Page 64: Additional Information

    Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not media in order to investigate the problem. record images. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy Press MODE to turn on the (Movie) or nor retain your data.

  • Page 65

    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 66: Precautions

    If any solid object or liquid gets inside the The recording media is full. Delete unnecessary casing, unplug your camcorder and have it images (p. 34). checked by a Sony dealer before operating it Photos cannot be recorded during processing. any further. Wait for a while, then record.

  • Page 67: 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 68: Specifications

    Specifications System (See “Getting detailed information from the Signal format: NTSC color, EIA standards “Handycam” Handbook” on page 63.) to prevent HDTV 1080/60i specification the recovery of your data. Also, when you dispose Movie recording format: of the camcorder, it is recommended that you HD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD format destroy the actual body of the camcorder.

  • Page 69

    3 lx (lux) (LOW LUX is set to [ON], shutter speed 260 g (9 oz) including the supplied 1/30 second) rechargeable battery pack The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid HDR-XR150: and the image processing system 300 g (10 oz) main unit only...

  • Page 70

    Expected charging and running time Internal memory for the supplied battery pack (in HDR-CX150 minute) High definition image quality (HD) in h (hour) and m (minute) HDR-CX110/CX150 Recording mode Recording time Image quality [HD FX] 1 h 25 m Charging time [HD FH] 1 h 55 m (full charge)

  • Page 71

    “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony MODE]. Corporation. On charging/recording/playback time “x.v.Color” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “BIONZ” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Measured when using the camcorder at 25 C “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

  • Page 72

    All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, are not mentioned in each case in this manual.

  • Page 73: Quick Reference

    Quick reference Screen indicators Upper right Upper left Center Upper right Indicator Meaning Recording image quality (HD/STD) and recording mode (FX/FH/HQ/LP) Recording/playback/ editing media Counter (hour:minute: 0:00:00 second) Estimated recording Bottom [00min] remaining time Upper left FADER Indicator Meaning Approximate number of 9999 MENU button 9999...

  • Page 74: Parts And Controls

    Parts and controls Figures in ( ) are reference pages. Indicator Meaning Slide show button Data file name 101-0005 HDR-CX110/CX150  Protected image Index button Indicators and their positions are approximate and may differ from what you actually see. Some indicators may not appear, depending on your camcorder model.

  • Page 75

    RESET button Press RESET using a pointed object. Press RESET to initialize all the settings including the clock setting. HDMI OUT jack (31) (USB) jack (38, 42, 43, 47, 50) MODE button (24) (movie)/ (Photo) lamps (24) (DISC BURN) button (42) LCD screen/Touch panel (INTELLIGENT AUTO) button If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you...

  • Page 76

    HDR-XR150 Power zoom lever PHOTO button (27) Battery pack (15) START/STOP button (25) CHG (charge) lamp (15) DC IN jack (15) A/V Remote Connector (31) Grip belt (23) Hook for a shoulder belt Memory card slot (22) BATT (battery) release lever (16) Memory card Access lamp (22) While the lamp is lit or flashing, the camcorder is reading or writing data.

  • Page 77: Index

    Index A/V connecting cable...32, 54 LANGUAGE SET .......19 Saving images in external media ..........47 AVCHD........40 Screen indicators ......73 Macintosh ........37 Self-diagnosis display ....65 Battery pack .........15 Maintenance ........66 Setting the date and time ...18 Blu-ray disc ........45 MANAGE MEDIA .....20 Software ........37 MEDIA SETTINGS ....20 Specifications ......68...

  • Page 78

    Puede encontrar más información sobre este producto y respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes en nuestro sitio Web de atención al cliente. http://www.sony.net/ Printed on 70% or more recycled paper. Impreso en papel reciclado en un 70% o más. Printed in China...

  • Page 79

    4-170-892-12(1) Table of contents Getting started Recording/Playback Making good use of your camcorder Saving images with an external device HDR-CX110/CX150/XR150 X150/XR150 Customizing your camcorder Additional information Digital HD Video Camera Recorder “Handycam” Handbook Quick reference 2010 Sony Corporation...

  • Page 80

    Read this first Menu items, LCD panel, and lens Supplied items A menu item that is grayed out is not available The numbers in ( ) are the supplied under the current recording or playback quantity. conditions. ÿ AC Adaptor (1) The LCD screen is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology, so over ÿ...

  • Page 81

    Before starting to record, test the recording Save all your recorded image data function to make sure the image and sound are To prevent your image data from being lost, recorded without any problems. save all your recorded images on external media Compensation for the contents of recordings periodically.

  • Page 82: Notes On Optional Accessories

    Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss media of internal jack lens, which was developed jointly by Carl recording media Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and produces superior images. It adopts the MTF HDR- Memory Input/ CX110 card...

  • Page 83

    On the drop sensor (HDR-XR150) To protect the internal hard disk from shock by dropping, the camcorder has a drop sensor function (p. 79). 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.

  • Page 84

    Operation flow Getting started (p. 12) Prepare the power source and memory card. Recording movies and photos (p. 20) Recording movies C p. 22 ¼ Changing the recording mode (p. 26) ¼ Expected recording time (MEDIA INFO, p. 74) Shooting photos C p. 24 Playing movies and photos Playback on the camcorder C p.

  • Page 85: 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 86: Useful Recording Techniques

    Useful recording techniques Capturing images beautifully without Focusing on the child on the left side of troublesome setting the screen Prioritizing the subject(27) INTELLIGENT AUTO(25) SPOT FOCUS(65) Capturing photos during movie Recording in a dimly-lit room recording LOW LUX(68) Dual Rec(28) Smile Shutter (28) Capturing fireworks, or a sunset in all Checking your golf swing...

  • Page 87

    Table of contents Read this first ..................2 Notes on use .

  • Page 88

    Making good use of your camcorder Deleting movies and photos ..............40 Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) .

  • Page 89

    Additional information Troubleshooting ................80 Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators.

  • Page 90: Getting Started

    Getting started Step 1: Charging the battery pack HDR-CX110/CX150 DC IN jack Battery pack DC plug AC Adaptor Power cord (Mains lead) CHG (charge) lamp To the wall outlet (wall socket) HDR-XR150 DC IN jack Battery pack DC plug Power cord (Mains lead) AC Adaptor CHG (charge) lamp To the wall outlet (wall...

  • Page 91

    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 92

    To remove the battery pack Close the LCD screen. Slide the BATT (battery) release lever ( ) and remove the battery pack ( 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 93: 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 is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is open, press POWER. MODE lamp POWER button Select the desired geographical area with , then touch [NEXT].

  • Page 94: Changing The Language Setting

    ¦ Notes The date and time does not appear during recording, but they are automatically recorded on the recording media, and can be displayed during playback. To display the date and time, touch (MENU) ‚ [Show others] ‚ [PLAYBACK SET] (under [PLAYBACK] category) ‚...

  • Page 95: 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. HDR-CX110 Memory card HDR-CX150 Memory Internal memory card HDR-XR150 Internal hard Memory disk card...

  • Page 96: Selecting The Recording Media For Photos (hdr-cx150/xr150)

    Selecting the recording media for photos (HDR-CX150/XR150) (MENU) ‚ [Show others] ‚ [MEDIA SETTINGS] (under Touch [MANAGE MEDIA] category) ‚ [PHOTO MEDIA SET]. The [PHOTO MEDIA SET] screen appears. Touch the desired recording media. Touch [YES] ‚ The recording medium is changed. To check the recording media settings In either movie recording mode or photo recording mode, the media icon of the selected recording media is displayed at the top right corner of the screen.

  • Page 97

    “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media/“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media (This size can be used with your camcorder.) “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media can be used only with “Memory Stick PRO” media compatible equipment. Do not attach a label or the like on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media or “Memory Stick Duo” media adaptor.

  • Page 98: Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback Recording In the default setting, movies are recorded with high definition image quality (HD) on the following media. HDR-CX110: Memory card HDR-CX150: Internal memory HDR-XR150: Internal hard disk ¼ Tips To change the recording media, see page 17 (HDR-CX150/XR150). To open the lens cover Slide the LENS COVER switch to open.

  • Page 99

    HDR-XR150 Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned 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 100: Recording Movies

    Recording movies Press START/STOP to start recording. You can start recording also by touching in the bottom left of LCD screen. 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. The icons and indicators on the LCD panel will be displayed for about 3 seconds, then disappear after turning on your camcorder or switching the recording (movie/photo)/playback modes.

  • Page 101

    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 102: Shooting Photos

    Shooting photos In the default setting, photos are recorded on the following recording media. HDR-CX110: Memory card HDR-CX150: Internal memory HDR-XR150: Internal hard disk ¼ Tips To change the recording media, see page 17 (HDR-CX150/XR150). Press MODE to turn on the (Photo) lamp.

  • Page 103: Useful Functions For Recording Movies And Photos

    Useful functions for recording movies and photos Tips ¼ You can set [ DIGITAL ZOOM] (p. 70) if you want to zoom to a greater level. Zooming Recording better images You can magnify images up to 25 times the automatically (INTELLIGENT AUTO) original size with the power zoom lever.

  • Page 104: Selecting High Definition Image Quality (hd)

    does not occur, and makes the optimum quality (STD) that has more compatibility setting for tripod. with various playback devices. Change the image quality according to the recording ¦ Note situation or the playback device. The camcorder may not detect the expected scene or subject, depending on the recording (MENU) ‚...

  • Page 105: Prioritizing The Subject

    The recording mode of the standard image (MENU) ‚ [Show quality (STD) is limited to the following value. Touch “9M” is an average bit-rate. others] ‚ [ REC MODE] (under [STD HQ] (STD 9M (HQ)) [SHOOTING SET] category). “M, ” such as in “24M, ” means “Mbps. ” Prioritizing the subject Touch a desired setting.

  • Page 106: Capturing Smiles Automatically (smile Shutter)

    Tips ¼ Recording high quality photos The double-lined frame around a face targeted during movie recording (Dual Rec) for possible smile detection shot turns orange. If the face you touched disappears from the You can record photos during movie LCD screen, the subject selected in [PRIORITY recording by pressing PHOTO.

  • Page 107

    Playback on the camcorder In the default setting, movies and photos that are recorded on the following recording media are played. HDR-CX110: Memory card HDR-CX150: Internal memory HDR-XR150: Internal hard disk Tips ¼ To change the recording media, see page 17 (HDR-CX150/XR150). Open the LCD screen of your camcorder.

  • Page 108

    Displays the screen to select the index type ([DATE INDEX]/[ FILM ROLL]/ FACE]) (p. 32, 32, 33). : Displays movies recorded on the previous/next date. : Displays the previous/next movie. Returns to the recording screen. is displayed when is touched. appears when the standard definition image quality (STD) movie is selected with [ SET] (p.

  • Page 109

    To adjust the sound volume of movies ‚ adjust with ‚ While playing back movies, touch You can also adjust the sound volume by using in the OPTION MENU. Viewing photos Your camcorder displays the selected photo. To start/stop slide Previous show Next...

  • Page 110: Useful Functions For Playing Movies And Photos

    Useful functions for playing movies and photos ‚ [DATE INDEX]. On the Film Roll Index/Face Index screen, you can display the Date Index by touching the date Searching for desired images by in the upper right corner of the screen. date (Date Index) Searching for desired scene by You can search for desired images by date...

  • Page 111: 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 112

    To stop Highlight Playback Tips ¼ You can change the settings for Highlight To pause, touch Playback during Highlight Playback by To stop, touch touching (OPTION). If you change the settings for Highlight To change the settings for Highlight Playback, Highlight Playback scenes are Playback re-selected.

  • Page 113: Using Pb Zoom With Photos

    To erase the saved Highlight Playback Using PB zoom with photos scenario You can magnify photos from about 1.1 to 5 (MENU) ‚ [Show others] ‚ Touch times the original size. [ SCENARIO ERASE] (under [EDIT] Magnification can be adjusted with the category) ‚...

  • Page 114: Playing Back A Series Of Photos (slide Show)

    Playing back a series of photos (Slide show) Touch on the photo playback screen. The slide show begins from the selected photo. To stop the slide show Touch To restart the slide show Touch again. ¦ Notes You cannot operate playback zoom during slide show.

  • Page 115: Playing Images On A Tv

    Playing images on a TV Connection methods and the image Touch to select the input quality (high definition (HD) or standard definition (STD)) viewed on the TV screen jack of your TV, then touch differ depending on what type of TV is The connection medhod is displayed.

  • Page 116

    A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO (sold ‚[YES]. separately) Touch When the A/V connecting cable is used to output movies, movies are output with standard definition image quality (STD). (White) (Red) Play back movies and photos on (Yellow) your camcorder (p. 29). A/V connecting cable (supplied) (Yellow) (White)

  • Page 117: Using "bravia" Sync

    When you connect with HDMI cable Using “BRAVIA” Sync Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo. You can operate your camcorder with Use an HDMI mini connector on one end (for the camcorder), and a plug suitable for the remote commander of your TV by connecting your TV on the other end.

  • Page 118: Making Good Use Of Your Camcorder

    Making good use of your camcorder Deleting movies and photos You can free media space by deleting Touch and display the mark movies and photos from recording media. on the movies or photos to be deleted. ¦ Notes You cannot restore images once they are deleted.

  • Page 119: Protecting Recorded Movies And Photos (protect)

    Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) Touch to select the recording Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting date of the desired movies/photos, then them by mistake. touch Touch the image on the LCD screen to Tips ¼ confirm the image. Touch to return You can protect movies and photos on the to the previous screen.

  • Page 120: Dividing A Movie

    Dividing a movie To undo the protection of movies and photos (MENU) ‚ [Show Touch Touch the movie or photo marked with  others] ‚ [ DIVIDE] (under in step 3. [EDIT] category).  disappears. To protect all the movies and photos Touch the movie to be divided.

  • Page 121: Capturing A Photo From A Movie

    Capturing a photo from a movie Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor from your camcorder while dividing (MENU) ‚ [Show Touch the movie. It may damage the recording media. others] ‚ [PHOTO CAPTURE] Also, do not eject the memory card while (under [EDIT] category).

  • Page 122: To Memory Card (hdr-cx150/xr150)

    Dubbing/copying movies and photos from the internal recording media to ‚ Touch memory card (HDR- CX150/XR150) ¦ Notes The image size is fixed depending on the image quality of the movie: Dubbing movies 2.1M] with high definition image quality (HD) You can dub movies recorded on the 0.2M] in 16:9 (wide) with standard internal recording media of your camcorder...

  • Page 123: Copying Photos

    ‚ [YES] ‚ Touch the type of dubbing. Touch ‚ [DUB by select]: To select movies and [DUB by date]: To dub all movies of a specified date Tips ¼ DUB ALL]: To dub the high To check the dubbed movies after dubbing is finished, select [MEMORY CARD] on [MOVIE definition image quality (HD) Playlist MEDIA SET] and play them back (p.

  • Page 124: Using The Playlist Of Movies

    Using the Playlist of movies The Playlist is a list showing thumbnails of Select the photo to be copied. the movies that you have selected. The original movies are not changed even [COPY by select]: Touch the photo to if you edit or erase the movies added to the be copied, and mark with .

  • Page 125: Playing The Playlist

    To add all the movies recorded on the Playing the Playlist same day at one time (MENU) ‚ [Show In step 2, touch [ ADD by date]/ Touch others] ‚ [PLAYLIST] (under ADD by date]. The recording dates of movies are [PLAYBACK] category).

  • Page 126

    ‚ [YES] ‚ ‚ Touch Tips ¼ Even if you erase a movie from a Playlist, the original movie is not deleted. To change the order within the Playlist (MENU) ‚ [Show others] Touch ‚ [PLAYLIST EDIT] (under [EDIT] category). Touch [ MOVE]/[ MOVE].

  • Page 127: Saving Images With An External Device

    For details on available external media, go to the HDR-CX110: Sony support website in your country/region. Movies and photos that have not yet been saved on to external media can Connect the AC Adaptor and the be saved.

  • Page 128

    This screen will appear only when there To save desired movies and photos are newly recorded images. ¦ Notes You cannot copy or search photos by date which After the operation is completed, are recorded on the memory card. touch on the camcorder Touch [Play without copying.] in step 5 screen.

  • Page 129: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Recorder

    ¦ Notes The Date Index of photos cannot be displayed. Player If your camcorder does not recognize the Sony Blu-ray disc player external media, try the following operations. PlayStation 3, etc. Reconnect the USB Adaptor Cable to your camcorder If the external media has the AC power cable,...

  • Page 130: Creating A Disc With The Dedicated Dvd Writer, Dvdirect Express

    Creating a disc with the dedicated Ordinary DVD device DVD writer, DVDirect Express Player DVD player You can create a disc or play back the Computer that can play DVDs, etc. images on a created disc by using the dedicated DVD writer, DVDirect Express (sold separately).

  • Page 131

    To customize a disc with DISC BURN Insert an unused disc into the OPTION 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 132

    To play back a disc on the DVD writer ‚ [YES] on the camcorder Touch screen. To create another disc of the same contents, insert a new disc and touch [CREATE SAME DISC]. After the operation is completed, touch [EXIT] ‚ [END] on the camcorder screen.

  • Page 133

    AC Adaptor for this Touch the recording media that operation (p. 14). contains the images on the Sony DVD writer may not be available in some countries/regions. camcorder screen. Always maintain the firmware of the Sony USB CONNECT]: Internal DVDirect (DVD writer) to its latest version.

  • Page 134: Creating A Standard Definition Image Quality (std) Disc

    Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall AUDIO socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 14). (Red) Sony DVD writer may not be available in some (Yellow) countries/regions. High definition image quality (HD) movies will be dubbed with standard definition image Signal flow quality (STD).

  • Page 135

    connecting cable with S VIDEO When you connect a monaural device, connect (sold separately). the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack, and the white (left Connect your camcorder to the input jacks channel) or the red (right channel) plug to the of the recording device.

  • Page 136: 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 137: 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 138: 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 139: Menu Lists

    Menu lists (MANUAL SETTINGS) category (PLAYBACK) category SCENE SELECTION VISUAL INDEX FADER VIEW IMAGES WHITE BAL. DATE INDEX SPOT MTR/FCS FILM ROLL SPOT METER FACE SPOT FOCUS PLAYLIST EXPOSURE HIGHLIGHT FOCUS SCENARIO TELE MACRO PLAYBACK SET SMTH SLW REC DATA CODE (SHOOTING SET) category (EDIT) category REC MODE...

  • Page 140

    (OTHERS) category CLOCK/ LANG CLOCK SET USB CONNECT USB CONNECT* AREA SET DST SET/SUMMERTIME USB CONNECT* USB CONNECT LANGUAGE SET POWER SETTINGS DISC BURN Operating Guide A.SHUT OFF TV CONNECT Guide MUSIC TOOL POWER ON BY LCD EMPTY MUSIC OTHER SETTINGS DEMO MODE DOWNLOAD MUSIC BATTERY INFO...

  • Page 141: Manual Settings (items To Adjust For Scene Condition)

    MANUAL SETTINGS (Items to adjust for scene SPOTLIGHT** ( ) Prevents people’s faces from condition) appearing excessively white when subjects are lit by See “Using menus” (p. 58) on the operation. strong light. The default settings are marked with Ô. BEACH** ( Takes the vivid blue of the SCENE SELECTION...

  • Page 142

    BLACK FADER INDOOR (°) Fades in/out with the black 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 To cancel the fader before starting the lamps...

  • Page 143

    When the white balance has been set with Touch the subject in the frame of which you [ONE PUSH], if the lighting conditions want to adjust the exposure. changed by bringing your camcorder outdoors To return the setting to automatic exposure, from inside the house, or vice versa, you need touch [AUTO].

  • Page 144

    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 145: Shooting Set (items For Customized Shooting)

    SHOOTING SET (Items for customized shooting) Touch to cancel the smooth slow recording. See “Using menus” (p. 58) on the operation. To change the setting The default settings are marked with Ô. Touch (OPTION), then select the setting you want to change. [TIMING] See page 26.

  • Page 146

    LOW LUX STEADYSHOT You can record bright color images, even in You can compensate for camera shake. dim light. Set [ STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] ( when using a tripod (sold separately), then Ô OFF the image becomes natural. The LOW LUX function is not used. Ô...

  • Page 147

    When [DUAL CAPTURE] is selected, PRIORITY SETTING appears on the screen in movie recording Selects the priority subject for the face standby, and changes into when movie recording starts. detection or the smile shutter. Adjusts focus/color/exposure automatically SMILE SENSITIVITY for the selected faces. Ô...

  • Page 148

    X.V.COLOR LOW ( ) Records ambient sound faithfully. Select You can capture wider range of colors. [LOW] when you want to record an exciting Various colors such as the brilliant color of and powerful sound in a concert hall, etc. flowers and turquoise blue of the sea can (This setting is not suitable for recording be more faithfully reproduced.

  • Page 149: Photo Settings (items For Recording Photos)

    PHOTO SETTINGS (Items for recording photos) FILE NO. (File number) See “Using menus” (p. 58) on the operation. The default settings are marked with Ô. You can select the way to assign file number of photos. SELF-TIMER Ô SERIES Press PHOTO to start the count down. A Assigns file numbers of photos in sequence.

  • Page 150: Playback (items For Playback)

    PLAYBACK (Items for playback) DATA CODE See “Using menus” (p. 58) on the operation. During playback, your camcorder displays VISUAL INDEX the information (Date/time, Camera data) recorded automatically at the time of See page 29. recording. Ô OFF VIEW IMAGES Data code is not displayed.

  • Page 151: Edit (items For Editing)

    EDIT (Items for editing) White balance See “Using menus” (p. 58) on the operation. Gain Shutter speed DELETE Aperture value Exposure See page 40. Tips ¼ The data code is displayed on the TV screen if SCENARIO ERASE you connect your camcorder to a TV. See page 35.

  • Page 152: Others (items For Other Settings)

    OTHERS MANAGE MEDIA (Items for other settings) (Items for recording media) See “Using menus” (p. 58) on the operation. See “Using menus” (p. 58) on the operation. The default settings are marked with Ô. MEDIA SETTINGS (HDR-CX150/ USB CONNECT XR150) See page 51.

  • Page 153

    recording media. as follows; Protected movies and photos will also be HDR-CX150: about 2 minutes deleted. HDR-XR150: about 60 minutes While [Executing…] is displayed, do not close If you stop performing [EMPTY] while the LCD screen, operate the buttons on the [Executing…] appears, be sure to complete the camcorder, disconnect the AC Adaptor, or eject operation by performing [MEDIA FORMAT]...

  • Page 154: General Set (other Setup Items)

    GENERAL SET (Other setup items) If you open the LCD panel 180 degrees to face See “Using menus” (p. 58) on the operation. the screen outside and close the LCD panel The default settings are marked with Ô. to the camcorder body, the setting becomes [NORMAL] automatically.

  • Page 155

    COMPONENT OUTPUT SETTINGS Select [COMPONENT] when connecting your camcorder to a TV with the TV TYPE component input jack. You need to convert the signal depending on the TV connected when playing back 480i movies and photos. The recorded movies Select this when connecting your camcorder to a TV with the component and photos are played back as following...

  • Page 156

    STD CONTENTS Ô OFF Set the output image resolution recorded with Does not set the DST SET. standard definition image quality (STD). Ô AUTO Sets the DST SET. Normal setting (outputs the signal according to the TV automatically). LANGUAGE SET 480p You can select the language to be used on Outputs the 480p signal.

  • Page 157

    DROP SENSOR (HDR-XR150) The camcorder does not turn on and off when Your camcorder detects that it is dropping, the LCD screen opens and closes. and protects the internal hard disk. Ô ON OTHER SETTINGS Activates the drop sensor. When it is detected that the camcorder is dropping, you may not be able to record or play back images DEMO MODE...

  • Page 158: Troubleshooting

    Leave your camcorder with the media in order to investigate the problem. power of your camcorder on. Turn off your However, your Sony dealer will neither copy camcorder and take it to a warm place. Leave nor retain your data.

  • Page 159

    (p. 12). If the problem persists, [MICREF LEVEL] disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall [AUTO BACK LIGHT] outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony [DROP SENSOR] (HDR-XR150) dealer. The battery pack may be damaged. The following menu items return to the...

  • Page 160

    The recording media is full. Delete The buttons on the touch panel do not unnecessary images (p. 40). work correctly or do not work at all. Total number of movie scenes or photos Adjust the touch panel ([CALIBRATION]) exceeds the recordable capacity of your (p.

  • Page 161

    The camcorder stops operating. The subjects passing by the screen very fast appear crooked. The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and This is called the focal plane phenomenon. leave it for a while in a cool place. This is not a malfunction.

  • Page 162

    Photos cannot be played back. A movie is played back automatically. (HDR-CX150/XR150) Photos cannot be played back if you have modified files or folders, or have edited the Movies play automatically as a demonstration data on a computer. (The file name flashes in movie when the filmed movie fulfills a certain that case.) This is not a malfunction.

  • Page 163

    Playback on the TV Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen of the 4:3 TV. This happens when viewing an image recorded Neither image nor sound is played on the in the 16:9 (wide) mode on a 4:3 TV. This is connected TV.

  • Page 164: Self-diagnosis Display/warning Indicators

    If the problem persists even after you have tried to fix a couple of times, contact Cannot use Because of following settings your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony INTELLIGENT [SMTH SLW REC] service facility. In this case, when you...

  • Page 165

    The image data base file may be damaged. ™ (Battery level warning) Check the data base file by touching (MENU) ‚ [Show others] ‚ [REPAIR Slow flashing IMG.DB F.] (under [MANAGE MEDIA] The battery pack is nearly used up. category) ‚ the recording medium (HDR- Depending on the operating environment or CX150/XR150).

  • Page 166: Recording Media

    The Image Database File is damaged. Do (Warning indicator pertaining to you want to create a new file? photo recording) HD movie management information is The recording media is full. damaged. Create new information? Photos cannot be recorded during processing. The management file is damaged.

  • Page 167

    Buffer overflow This memory card may not be able to record or play images correctly. You cannot record because the drop sensor senses a drop of the camcorder repeatedly. Use a memory card recommended for your If you are at risk of dropping the camcorder camcorder (p.

  • Page 168: Recording Time Of Movies/number Of Recordable Photos

    Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos The recording and playback time will be shorter depending on the conditions under which you “HD” stands for high definition image use your camcorder. quality, and “STD” stands for standard Playing time image quality. Approximate time available when you use a fully charged battery pack.

  • Page 169: Memory Card

    Memory card Standard definition image quality (STD) in h (hour) and m (minute) High definition image quality (HD) Recording mode Recording time (unit: minute) [STD HQ] 3 h 55 m AVC HD AVC HD AVC HD 9M AVC HD 5M 24M (FX) 17M (FH) (HQ)

  • Page 170: Expected Number Of Recordable Photos

    The number of recordable photos of memory 1,920 1,080 dots/16:9 card may vary depending on the recording 360 dots/16:9 conditions. 480 dots/4:3 ¦ Notes The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid and the image processing system (BIONZ) allow still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.

  • Page 171: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Using your camcorder abroad Power supply On TV color systems You can use your camcorder in any Your camcorder is a NTSC-system-based countries/regions using the AC Adaptor camcorder. If you want to view the playback supplied with your camcorder within the image on a TV, it must be a NTSC-system- AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range.

  • Page 172

    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. 78). World time difference Time-zone Area setting...

  • Page 173: Maintenance And Precautions

    Maintenance and precautions HDR-XR150: Internal hard disk, memory About the AVCHD format card 1080i specification What is the AVCHD format? A high definition specification which utilizes 1,080 effective scanning lines and the interlace The AVCHD format is a high definition system.

  • Page 174

    “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media formatted by a On the “Memory Stick Duo” media computer (Windows OS/Mac OS) does not have adaptor guaranteed compatibility with your camcorder. When using “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media Data read/write speed may vary depending on with “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 175: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    You may not be able to play back images with To use the battery pack effectively your camcorder: Battery pack performance decreases when the When playing back image data modified on ambient temperature is 10 C (50 °F) or below, your computer and the length of time you can use the battery When playing back image data recorded with...

  • Page 176: About X.v.color

    Each battery’s life is governed by storage, checked by a Sony dealer before operating it operating and environmental conditions. any further. Avoid rough handling, disassembling, About x.v.Color...

  • Page 177: Moisture Condensation

    When not using your camcorder for a While using your camcorder, the back of the LCD screen may heat up. This is not a long time malfunction. To keep your camcorder in optimum state for a long time, turn it on and let it run by recording To clean the LCD screen and playing back images about once a month.

  • Page 178: Rechargeable Battery

    On handling the casing How to charge the pre-installed rechargeable battery If the casing is soiled, clean the camcorder body with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water, Connect your camcorder to a wall outlet (wall and then wipe the casing with a dry soft cloth. socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor, and leave Avoid the following to avoid damage to the it with the LCD screen closed for more than 24...

  • Page 179

    Duo” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “x.v.Color” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “BIONZ” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “DVDirect” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

  • Page 180

    DCR-SX43 THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE as the model for your camcorder. AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/ PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE We would prefer you do not contact us about the OF A CONSUMER TO contents of source code.

  • Page 181: Quick Reference

    Quick reference Screen indicators Upper right Upper left Center Upper right Indicator Meaning Recording image quality (HD/STD) and recording mode (FX/FH/HQ/LP) (26) Recording/playback/ editing media (17) Counter (hour:minute: 0:00:00 second) (30) Bottom Estimated recording [00min] Upper left remaining time (22) Indicator Meaning FADER (63)

  • Page 182: Parts And Controls

    Parts and controls Figures in ( ) are reference pages. Indicator Meaning OPTION button (60) VIEW IMAGES button (29) HDR-CX110/CX150 Slide show button (36) 101-0005 Data file name (31)  Protected image (41) Index button (31) Indicators and their positions are approximate and may differ from what you actually see.

  • Page 183

    RESET button Press RESET using a pointed object. Press RESET to initialize all the settings including the clock setting. HDMI OUT jack (37) (USB) jack (52, 55) MODE button (21) (Movie)/ (Photo) lamps (21) (DISC BURN) button (see Operating LCD screen/Touch panel (15, 28) Guide) If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you (INTELLIGENT AUTO) button (25)

  • Page 184

    HDR-XR150 Power zoom lever (25, 35) PHOTO button (24) Battery pack (12) START/STOP button (22) CHG (charge) lamp (12) DC IN jack (12) A/V Remote Connector (37) Grip belt (20) Hook for a shoulder belt Memory card slot (19) BATT (battery) release lever (14) Memory card access lamp (19) While the lamp is lit or flashing, the camcorder is reading or writing data.

  • Page 185: Index

    Index DEMO MODE ......79 Symbols DIGITAL ZOOM .......70 1080i/480i ........77 IMAGE SIZE .......71 Disc recorder .......56 16:9 ..........77 INDOOR ........64 DISPLAY SET ......76 4:3 ..........77 “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ...97 DISP OUTPUT ......78 480i ..........77 INTELLIGENT AUTO ..25, 86 DIVIDE ........42 DOWNLOAD MUSIC ....35 A.SHUT OFF ......78 LANDSCAPE ......63...

  • Page 186

    ONE PUSH .........64 Saving images in external VBR ..........90 Operation flow ......6 media ..........49 VIEW IMAGES ....29, 32 OPTION MENU ......60 SCENARIO........34 VISUAL INDEX ......29 Original ........44 SCENE SELECTION ...63, 86 Volume ........31, 76 OTHER REC SET .......70 Screen indicators ......103 OTHERS ........74 Self-diagnosis display/Warning Wall outlet (wall socket) ....12...

  • Page 187

    Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...

  • Page 188

    AV- apparatuur van andere fabrikanten. * La qualité d’image Haute Définition (HD) correspond au réglage par défaut. * De standaardinstelling is hogedefinitiekwaliteit (HD). 2010 Sony Corporation Printed in China 4-186-450-11(1) Italiano Português Slovensky Dansk Note sull’uso delle schede di Notas sobre a utilização de...

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