Shutter speed, gain, white balance or iris cannot be adjusted manually.
• Set the AUTO LOCK switch to the center position to release the auto lock mode.
Tiny spots in white, red, blue, or green appear on the screen.
• This phenomenon appears when using a slow shutter speed (p. 36). This is not a malfunction.
The subjects passing by the frame very fast appear crooked.
• This is called the focal plane phenomenon. This is not a malfunction. Because of the way that
the image device (CMOS sensor) reads out image signals, the subjects passing by the frame
rapidly might appear crooked depending on the recording conditions.
The screen picture is bright, and the subject does not appear on the screen.
• Cancel the BACK LIGHT function (p. 67).
The screen picture is dark, and the subject does not appear on the screen.
• Press and hold the DISPLAY/BATT INFO button for a few seconds to turn on the backlight
The picture appears too bright, or horizontal bands or changes in color occurs.
• This occurs when recording pictures under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury
lamp. This is not a malfunction.
Black bands appear when you record a TV screen or computer screen.
• This can be improved by changing the shutter speed (p. 36).
Fine patterns flicker, diagonal lines look jagged.
• Adjust [SHARPNESS] to  side (p. 39).
If you are playing back pictures stored on a "Memory Stick Duo," refer also to the Cassette
tapes/"Memory Stick Duo" section (p. 102).
You cannot play back tape.
• Slide the POWER switch to turn on the VCR.
• Rewind the tape (p. 29).