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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX90V Instruction Manual

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Digital Still Camera
Instruction Manual
"Help Guide" (Web manual)
Refer to "Help Guide" for in-depth
instructions on the many functions of
the camera.


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  • Page 1 4-572-610-11(1) Digital Still Camera Instruction Manual “Help Guide” (Web manual) Refer to “Help Guide” for in-depth instructions on the many functions of the camera. DSC-HX90V/DSC-HX90/DSC-WX500...
  • Page 2: Built-in Guide

    “Help Guide” is an on-line manual. You can read the “Help Guide” on your computer or smartphone. Refer to it for in-depth instructions on the many functions of the camera. URL: Viewing the Guide This camera is equipped with a built-in instruction guide. Fn (Function) MENU...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    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 your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. WW247506 (DSC-HX90V) WW408340 (DSC-HX90) WW220188 (DSC-WX500) Serial No.
  • Page 4: Battery Pack

    • Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries. • 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.
  • Page 5: Regulatory Information

    The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: WW247506, WW220188 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 6: For Customers In Canada

    For EU product compliance: Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany Hereby, Sony Corporation, declares that this equipment is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. For details, please access the following URL:
  • Page 7 Disposal of waste batteries and electrical and electronic equipment (applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This symbol on the product, the battery or on the packaging indicates that the product and the battery shall not be treated as household waste. On certain batteries this symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol.
  • Page 8: Checking The Supplied Items

    Checking the supplied items The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces. • Camera (1) • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1 (1) • Micro USB Cable (1) • AC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D (1) • Power Cord (mains lead) (not supplied in the USA and Canada) (1) •...
  • Page 9: Identifying Parts

    Identifying parts DSC-HX90V/HX90 • When using the flash, slide the (Flash pop-up) switch. If not using the flash, press it down manually. H Diopter-adjustment lever I Viewfinder • When using the viewfinder, slide down the viewfinder pop-up A ON/OFF (Power) button switch (1), then pull the B Shutter button eyepiece out from the viewfinder...
  • Page 10 K Hook for strap L Control wheel (Playback) button (In-Camera Guide/Delete) button A Microphone (Flash pop-up) switch C Monitor • You can adjust the monitor to an easily viewable angle and shoot a A Battery lock lever low-angle image or shoot a self- B Battery insertion slot portrait while observing the C Tripod socket hole...
  • Page 11 DSC-WX500 (N Mark) • Touch the mark when you connect the camera to a smartphone equipped with the NFC function. • NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard of the short-range wireless communication technology. H Lens A ON/OFF (Power) button B Shutter button C Mode dial (Intelligent Auto)/...
  • Page 12 D For shooting: Fn (Function) button For viewing: (Send to Smartphone) button E MOVIE (Movie) button F MENU button G Charge lamp H Multi/Micro USB Terminal • Supports Micro USB compatible device. I Wi-Fi antenna (built-in) J Hook for strap A Battery lock lever K Control wheel B Battery insertion slot...
  • Page 13: Inserting The Battery Pack

    Inserting the battery pack Battery lock lever Open the cover. Insert the battery pack. • While pressing the battery lock lever, insert the battery pack as illustrated. Make sure that the battery lock lever locks after insertion. • Closing the cover with the battery inserted incorrectly may damage the camera.
  • Page 14: Charging The Battery Pack

    Charging the battery pack For customers in the USA and Canada Power cord Charge lamp (Mains lead) Lit: Charging Off: Charging finished For customers in countries/regions Flashing: other than the USA and Canada Charging error or charging paused temporarily because the camera is not within the proper temperature range Connect the camera to the AC Adaptor (supplied),...
  • Page 15 • When charging is finished, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket). • Be sure to use only genuine Sony brand battery packs, micro USB cable (supplied) and AC Adaptor (supplied). • The AC Adaptor AC-UD11 (sold separately) may not be available in some countries/regions.
  • Page 16: Charging By Connecting To A Computer

    Charging by connecting to a computer The battery pack can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer using a micro USB cable. Connect the camera to the computer with the camera turned off. To a USB jack • If you connect the camera to a computer when the power is turned on, although the battery will not charge, the camera will be powered by the computer, which allows you to import images to the computer without worrying about the battery running out.
  • Page 17: Battery Life/number Of Images

    • The number of images that can be recorded is for shooting under the following conditions: – Using Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark2) media (sold separately) – The battery pack is used at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
  • Page 18: Insert The Memory Card

    • The numbers of minutes for movie shooting are based on the CIPA standard, and are for shooting under the following conditions: – [ Record Setting]: 60i 17M(FH)/50i 17M(FH) – Typical movie shooting: Battery life based on repeatedly starting/stopping shooting, zooming, turning on/off, etc. –...
  • Page 19: Memory Cards That Can Be Used

    Notes • Not all memory cards are guaranteed to operate correctly. For memory cards produced by manufacturers other than Sony, consult the manufacturers of the products. • When using Memory Stick Micro media or microSD memory cards with this camera, make sure to use with the appropriate adaptor.
  • Page 20: Setting Language/clock

    Setting the language and the clock ON/OFF (Power) Control wheel Select items: Set the numeric value of date and time: Set: Press the ON/OFF (Power) button. Language setting screen is displayed when you turn on the camera for the first time. •...
  • Page 21: Shooting Still Images/movies

    Shooting still images/movies Shutter button W/T (zoom) lever Mode dial W: zoom out : Intelligent Auto T: zoom in : Movie MOVIE Shooting still images Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the z indicator lights. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image.
  • Page 22: Viewing Images

    Viewing images W: zoom out T: zoom in Control wheel (Playback) Select images: B (next)/b (previous) (In-Camera Guide/Delete) or turn the control wheel Set: z Press the (Playback) button. Selecting next/previous image Select an image by pressing B (next)/b (previous) on the control wheel or by turning the control wheel.
  • Page 23: Control Wheel

    Introduction of other functions Control ring (DSC-HX90V/HX90 only) MENU Control wheel Fn (Function) Control wheel DISP (Display Contents): Allows you to change the screen display. (Drive Mode): Allows you to switch between shooting methods, such as single shooting, continuous shooting or bracket shooting. (Exposure Comp./Photo Creativity): Allows you to adjust image brightness./Allows you to operate the camera intuitively and shoot creative images easily.
  • Page 24: Menu Items

    Menu Items (Camera Settings) Image Size Selects the size of still images. Aspect Ratio Selects the aspect ratio for still images. Quality Sets the image quality for still images. Panorama: Size Selects the size of panoramic images. Panorama: Direction Sets the shooting direction for panoramic images. File Format Selects the movie file format.
  • Page 25 Creative Style Selects the desired image processing. You can also (DSC-HX90V/HX90 adjust contrast, saturation and sharpness. only) Selects the desired effect filter to achieve a more Picture Effect impressive and artistic expression. Focus Magnifier Enlarges the image before shooting so that you can (DSC-HX90V/HX90 check the focus.
  • Page 26 Selects a setting registered in advance when the mode Memory recall dial is set to MR (Memory recall). Memory Registers the desired modes or camera settings. (Custom Settings) Zebra Displays stripes to adjust brightness. MF Assist Displays an enlarged image when focusing manually. (DSC-HX90V/HX90 only) Focus Magnif.
  • Page 27 FINDER/MONITOR Sets the method for switching between the viewfinder (DSC-HX90V/HX90 and monitor. only) Sets whether to release the shutter when a memory Release w/o Card card is not inserted. Sets whether to use a 3-second delay self-timer when Self-portrait/ -timer the screen is tilted upward about 180 degrees.
  • Page 28 Access Point Set. You can register your access point manually. You can change the device name under Wi-Fi Direct, Edit Device Name etc. Disp MAC Address Displays the MAC address of the camera. Resets the SSID and password of smartphone SSID/PW Reset connection.
  • Page 29 Specify Printing Adds a print order mark to a still image. Retouches a person’s face on a still image and saves Beauty Effect the retouched image as a new image. (Setup) Monitor Brightness Sets the monitor brightness. Viewfinder Bright. Sets the brightness of the electronic viewfinder. (DSC-HX90V/HX90 only) Finder Color Temp.
  • Page 30 HDMI Settings Sets the HDMI settings. USB Connection Sets the USB connection method. Enhances compatibility by limiting the functions of the USB connection. Set to [Multi] in normal USB LUN Setting conditions and to [Single] only when the connection between the camera and a computer or AV component cannot be established.
  • Page 31 PlayMemories Online or other network services may not be available in some countries or regions. • Use the following URL for Mac applications: • If the software PMB (Picture Motion Browser), supplied with models released before 2011, has already been installed on your computer, PlayMemories Home will overwrite it during the installation.
  • Page 32: System Requirements

    System requirements You can find the system requirements for the software at the following URL: Installing PlayMemories Home on a computer Using the Internet browser on your computer, go to the following URL, and then install PlayMemories Home. •...
  • Page 33: Adding Functions To The Camera

    You can add the desired functions to your camera by connecting to the application download website (PlayMemories Camera Apps™) via the Internet. • After installing an application, you can call up the application by touching an NFC-enabled Android smartphone to the N mark on the camera, using the [One-touch(NFC)] function.
  • Page 34 Movies The table below shows the approximate total recording times using a memory card formatted with this camera. (h (hour), m (minute)) Capacity 2 GB 64 GB Record Setting 60p 50M/50p 50M — 2 h 35 m 30p 50M/25p 50M —...
  • Page 35: Notes On Using The Camera

    Notes on using the camera Functions built into this camera • This manual describes each of the functions of GPS function 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.
  • Page 36 Do not use/store the camera in the following places • In an extremely hot, cold or humid place In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become deformed and this may cause a malfunction. •...
  • Page 37 Sony accessories Use only genuine Sony brand accessories, otherwise it may cause a malfunction. Sony brand accessories may not come to market for some countries or regions. On camera’s temperature Your camera and battery may get hot due to continuous use, but it is not a malfunction.
  • Page 38 No guarantee in the case of damaged content or recording failures Sony can provide no guarantees in the event of failure to record or loss or damage of recorded images or audio data due to a malfunction of the camera or recording media, etc.
  • Page 39: Specifications

    Specifications Camera Recording media: Memory Stick PRO Duo media, Memory Stick Micro media, SD cards, microSD memory [System] cards Image device: 7.82 mm (1/2.3 type) Flash: Flash range (ISO sensitivity Exmor R™ CMOS sensor (Recommended Exposure Index) Effective pixel number of camera: set to Auto): Approx.
  • Page 40 [Power, general] [Wireless LAN] Power: Rechargeable battery pack Supported standard: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n NP-BX1, 3.6 V Frequency: 2.4 GHz AC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D, Supported security protocols: WEP/ WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Power consumption: Configuration method: WPS (Wi-Fi DSC-HX90V/HX90: Protected Setup) / manual Approx. 1.4 W (during shooting Access method: Infrastructure Mode with the monitor) NFC: NFC Forum Type 3 Tag...
  • Page 41 • YouTube and the YouTube logo are of Sony Corporation. trademarks or registered trademarks • XAVC S and of Google Inc. registered trademarks of Sony • Eye-Fi is a trademark of Eye-Fi, Inc. Corporation. • In addition, system and product • “AVCHD Progressive” and names used in this manual are, in “AVCHD Progressive”...
  • Page 44 © 2015 Sony Corporation Printed in China...

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