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PDF Content Summary: 4-534-651-11(1) Digital 4K Video Getting started Camera Recorder Recording/Playback Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Saving images Customizing your camcorder Others Operating Guide Please also refer to: sony.net/SonyInfo/Support/ FDR-AX100/FDR-AX100E/HDR-CX900/HDR-CX900E
GB2 Read this first Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. 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. FDR- Model No. HDR- Serial No. _________________________ Model No. AC- ____________________ Serial No. _________________________ WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, 1) do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. 2) do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus. Do not expose the batteries to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like. 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. • Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. • Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. • Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
for replacement of the obsolete outlet. • Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. • Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. • Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/ apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over. • Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. • Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped. • If the shape of the plug does not fit the power outlet, use an attachment plug adaptor of the proper configuration for the power outlet. GB3 GB4 Representative plug of power supply cord of countries/regions around the world. A Type (American 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. Attention: Power cord meeting demands from each country shall be used. – For only the United States Use a supplied power cord. Europe B Type (British Type) BF Type (British Type) B3 Type (British Type) C Type (CEE Type) SE Type (CEE Type) O Type (Ocean Type) Countries/regions Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug type Austria Belgium Czech Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Luxemburg Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Slovak Spain Sweden Switzerland UK 230 230 220 230 230 230 230 220 220 230 230 220 230 230 230 220 230 220 220 220 127/230 230 230 240 505050505050505050505050505050505050505050505050 CCCCCCCCCC C/BF CCCCCCCCCCCCBF Asia Countries/regions Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug type China Hong Kong India Indonesia Japan Korea (rep) Malaysia Philippines Singapore Taiwan Thailand Vietnam Oceania North America Central America 220 200/220 230/240 127/230 100 220 240 220/230 230 110 220 220 50505050 50/60 60506050605050 ABFCCACBF A/C BFA C/BF A/C Countries/regions Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug type Australia New Zealand 240 230/240 5050 OO Countries/regions Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug type Canada USA 120 120 6060 AA Countries/regions Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug type Bahamas Costa Rica Cuba Dominican (rep) El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Jamaica Mexico Nicaragua Panama 120/240 110 110/220 110 110 120 110 110 120/127 120/240 110/220 6060606060606050606060 AAA/CAAAAAAAA GB5 GB6 South America Countries/regions Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug type Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Peru Venezuela Middle East Africa 220 127/220 220 120 220 120 506050606060 C/BF/O A/CCAA/CA Countries/regions Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug type Iran Iraq Israel Saudi Arabia Turkey UAE 220 220 230 127/220 220 240 505050505050 C/BF C/BF C A/C/BF C C/BF Countries/regions Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug type Algeria Congo (dem) Egypt Ethiopia Kenya Nigeria South Africa Tanzania Tunisia 127/220 220 220 220 240 230 220/230 230 220 505050505050505050 CCCC C/BF C/BF C/BF C/BF C
Battery pack If the battery pack is mishandled, the battery pack can burst, cause a fire or even chemical burns. Observe the following cautions. • Do not disassemble. • Do not crush and do not expose the battery pack to any shock or force such as hammering, dropping or stepping on it. • Do not short circuit and do not allow metal objects to come into contact with the battery terminals. • Do not expose to high temperature above 60°C (140°F) such as in direct sunlight or in a car parked in the sun. • Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire. • 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. • Keep the battery pack dry. • Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by Sony. • Dispose of used battery packs promptly as described in the instructions. Replace the battery with the specified type only. Otherwise, fire or injury may result. AC Adaptor Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture. CAUTION Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs while using the apparatus. Note on the power cord (mains lead) The power cord (mains lead) is designed specifically for use with this camcorder only, and should not be used with other electrical equipment. Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power source (mains) is still supplied to it while connected to the wall outlet (wall socket) via the AC Adaptor. WARNING Do not ingest battery, chemical burn hazard. The remote control supplied with this product contains a coin/button cell battery. If the coin/button cell battery is swallowed, it can cause severe internal burns in just 2 hours and can lead to death. Keep new and used batteries away from children. If the battery compartment does not close securely, stop using the product and keep it away from children. If you think batteries might have been swallowed or placed inside any part of the body, seek immediate medical attention. Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss. GB7 GB8 RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable. You can help preserve our environment by returning your used rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest you. For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit call2recycle.org/ Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-Ion batteries. Battery pack/AC Adaptor This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. CAN ICES-3 B/NMB-3 B This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. This equipment has very low levels of RF energy that are deemed to comply without testing of specific absorption ratio (SAR). For Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada For Customers in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669). The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: FDR-AX100 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 Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: HDR-CX900 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 Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment must not be co- located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. CAUTION You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: – Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. – Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. – 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 limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules. For the State of California, USA only Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply, See dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/ perchlorate For Customers in Canada This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. For Customers in Europe 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: compliance.sony.de/ GB9 GB 10 Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives Manufacturer: Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan For EU product compliance: Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany Notice If static electricity or electromagnetism causes data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart the application or disconnect and connect the communication cable (USB, etc.) again. This product has been tested and found compliant with the limits set out in the EMC regulation for using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet). The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture and sound of this unit. 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. The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead. By ensuring these products and batteries are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling. The recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural resources. In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery and the electrical and electronic equipment will be treated properly, hand over these products at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For all other batteries, please view the section on how to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of waste batteries. For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product or battery. For Customers in Singapore
Learning more about the camcorder (Help Guide) Help Guide is an on-line manual. Refer to it for in-depth instructions on the many functions of the camcorder. 1 Access support the page. Sony sony.net/ SonyInfo/Support/ 2 Select region. your country or 3 Search name camcorder of for your the within model the support page. • Check the model name on the bottom of your camcorder. • Several models are covered in this manual. The models available differ depending on the country/region. Table of Contents Read this first ............................ 2 Learning more about the camcorder (Help Guide) ......11 Selecting the recording format for movies ...........................12 Getting started ........... 14 Supplied items .........................14 Charging the battery pack ......15 Turning the power on ..............18 Inserting a memory card .........19 Recording/Playback ... 21 Recording .................................21 Using the manual adjustment features .............................. 25 Playback ................................... 28 Viewing images on a TV ..........31 Saving images ............ 34 Using PlayMemories Home ... 34 Connecting an external media device ................................. 35 Using the Wi-Fi function ..........37 Customizing your camcorder .................. 41 Using the menus ......................41 Others ........................44 Precautions .............................. 44 Specifications ..........................46 Parts and controls ................... 50 Index ........................................ 53 GB11
GB12 Selecting the recording format for movies The camcorder is compatible with the XAVC S format. What is XAVC S? XAVC S is a recording format that allows high-resolution images, such as 4K, to be highly compressed with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and recorded in the MP4 file format. High image quality will be obtained while keeping the data size within a certain level. Recording formats available and their features FDR-AX100/AX100E HDR-CX900/CX900E XAVC S 4K XAVC S HD AVCHD Pixels 3 840 × 2 160 1 920 × 1 080 1 920 × 1 080 Bit-rate 60 Mbps 50 Mbps Max. 28 Mbps
Features Records images in 4K. Recording in this format is recommended even if you do not have a 4K TV so you will be able to enjoy the benefits of 4K in the future. Information volume is greater compared to AVCHD, enabling recording of clearer images. Compatibility with recording devices other than computers is good. Compatibility with recording devices other than computers is good. Compatibility with recording devices other than computers is good.
• Bit-rate indicates the quantity of data recorded in a certain period. Recording format and the available shooting mode Recording format XAVC S 4K XAVC S HD AVCHD Shooting mode Movie Movie High Speed REC Movie Smth Slw REC Golf Shot • You can change the recording format by selecting [Image Quality/Size] [ File Format]. Storage method Recording format Storage method Image quality stored at Page XAVC S 4K (FDR- AX100/AX100E) • See the following website for the latest storage environment. sony.net/ • You can store images by connecting to a recorder with an analog AV cable (sold separately). Movies are copied with standard definition image quality. To transfer images to a smartphone You can transfer MP4 images to a smartphone connected to the camcorder via Wi-Fi (page 37). MP4 format is good for uploading to the Internet. When [Dual Video REC] is set to [On], the camcorder records movies in XAVC S 4K format (FDR-AX100/AX100E), XAVC S HD format, or AVCHD format while recording movies in MP4 format at the same time. Computer using PlayMemories HomeTM software XAVC S 4K 34 XAVC S HD XAVC S HD 34 AVCHD Computer using PlayMemories Home software AVCHD 34 External media device AVCHD 35 GB13
Getting started Supplied items The numbers in ( ) indicate the supplied quantity. All models • Camcorder (1) • AC Adaptor (1) • Power cord (mains lead) (1) • USB connection support cable (1) The USB connection support cable is designed for use with this camcorder only. Use this cable when the Built-in USB Cable of the camcorder is too short for connection. • HDMI cable (1) GB 14 • Lens hood See page 50 on how to attach the lens hood to the camcorder. • Wireless Remote Commander (1) • Lens cap (attached to the camcorder) (1) • “Operating Guide” (This manual) (1) FDR-AX100/AX100E only • Rechargeable battery pack NP- FV70 (1)
HDR-CX900/CX900E only • Rechargeable battery pack NP- FV50 (1) Charging the battery pack 1 Turn retract off the your viewfinder, camcorder and by attach closing the the battery LCD monitor, pack. Battery pack 2 Connect lead) socket). to your the AC camcorder Adaptor and and the the wall power outlet cord (wall (mains AC AdaptorPower cord DC IN jack (mains lead) DC plug Align the mark on the DC plug Wall outlet (wall socket) with that on the DC IN jack. • The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp turns orange. • The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery pack is fully charged. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack of the camcorder. Charging the battery using your computer Turn off your camcorder and connect the camcorder to a running computer using the Built-in USB Cable. GB15 GB 16 Estimated time of charging the supplied battery pack (minutes) Model Battery pack AC Adaptor (supplied) Computer FDR-AX100/ AX100E • The charging times are measured when charging an empty battery pack to its full capacity at a room temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). • The charging times are measured without using the USB connection support cable. Estimated time of recording and playback using the supplied battery pack (minutes) • The recording and playback times are measured when using the camcorder at 25 °C (77 °F). • The recording times are measured when recording movies with the default settings ([ File Format]: [XAVC S 4K] (FDR-AX100/AX100E). [ File Format]: [AVCHD] (HDR-CX900/CX900E)). • Typical recording time shows the time when you repeat recording start/ stop, switching the [Shooting Mode], and zooming. • The recording time shows the time when recording with the LCD monitor open. To use your camcorder connected to the wall outlet (wall socket) Connect the camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) in the same way as “Charging the battery pack.” NP-FV70 205 555 HDR-CX900/ CX900E NP-FV50 140 305 Model Battery pack Recording Continuous time Typical Playback time FDR-AX100/ AX100E NP-FV70 135 65 180 HDR-CX900/ CX900E NP-FV50 105 50 135 To remove the battery pack Turn off your camcorder. Slide the BATT (battery) release lever () and remove the battery pack (). To charge the battery pack abroad You can charge the battery pack in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range. • Do not use an electronic voltage transformer. GB17 GB 18 Turning the power on 1 Open the power the LCD on. monitor of your camcorder and turn • You can also turn on the camcorder by pulling out the viewfinder. 2 Following the Savings language, or the Summer instructions the geographical Time, date on the format, area, LCD Daylight monitor, and the • To turn off the power, close the LCD monitor. If the viewfinder is pulled out, retract it. • To set the date and time again, select [Setup] [ Clock Settings] [Date & Time Setting]. • To turn off the operating sound, select [Setup] [ General Settings] [Beep] [Off]. select date and time. Touch the button on the LCD monitor. • To go to the next page, touch [Next]. Inserting a memory card 1 Open clicks. the cover, and insert the memory card until it • The [Preparing image database file. Please wait.] screen appears if you insert a new memory card. Wait until the screen disappears. • To eject the memory card, open the cover and lightly push the memory card in once. Types of memory card you can use with your camcorder Recording images in the XAVC S format SD Speed Class Capacity (operation verified) SDXC memory card Class 10 or faster Up to 64 GB Recording images in a format other than XAVC S SD Speed Class Capacity (operation verified) SD memory card/SDHC memory card/SDXC memory card Access lamp Insert the card with the notched corner in the direction as illustrated. Class 4 or faster Up to 64 GB Memory Stick PRO DuoTM (Mark2) media/Memory Stick PRO-HG DuoTM media – Up to 32 GB Memory Stick XC-HG DuoTM media Up to 64 GB GB19 GB 20 To format the recording media • To ensure stable operation of the memory card, it is recommended to format the memory card with your camcorder before the first use. • To format the memory card, select [Setup] [ Media Settings] [Format] desired recording medium . • Formatting the memory card will erase all the data stored on it and the data will be irrecoverable. Save your important data on your PC, etc. Notes • Movies recorded on Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media or SDXC memory cards cannot be imported to or played back on computers or AV devices not supporting the exFAT* file system by connecting the camcorder to these devices with the USB cable. Confirm in advance that the connecting equipment is supporting the exFAT system. If you connect equipment not supporting the exFAT system and the format screen appears, do not perform the format. All the data recorded will be lost. * The exFAT is a file system that is used for Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media and SDXC memory cards. Recording/Playback Recording Recording movies 1 Open start recording. the LCD monitor, and press START/STOP to • To stop recording, press START/STOP again. • Items on the LCD monitor disappear if you do not operate the camcorder for a few seconds. To display items again, touch anywhere except the buttons on the LCD monitor. Notes • The zoom speed will become a little slower during movie recording. • While recording movies in XAVC S 4K format and [30p]/[25p] frame rate, video signals are not output to external media. To record MP4 movies simultaneously (Dual Video REC) When [Dual Video REC] is set to [On], the camcorder records movies in MP4 format while recording movies in XAVC S 4K format (FDR- AX100/AX100E), XAVC S HD format, or AVCHD format at the same time. Select [Image Quality/Size] [Dual Video REC] desired setting. • MP4 format is easy for playing back your movies on a smartphone, for uploading to a network, or for uploading to the Web. Power zoom lever GB21 GB22 Notes • When [Dual Video REC] is set to [On], you cannot record photos during movie recording by pressing PHOTO. Recording photos during movie recording (Dual Capture) When [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off], you can record photos during movie recording by pressing PHOTO. Notes • You may not be able to shoot photos depending on the setting in [ REC Mode] and [ Frame Rate]. Magnifying the image to focus sharply (Focus Magnifier) Press FOCUS MAGNIFIER (page 50) to enable you to magnify an image at the center of the LCD monitor to check if it is in focus. • A appears at each side of the magnified part. Touch a to move the image in the direction you want. • Touching the center of the magnified part switches the magnification rate as follows: Movies: between 2X and 4X Photos: between 6.3X and 12.6X Notes • Even though the image displayed on the camcorder has been magnified, the recorded image is not magnified. To suppresses the voice of the person recording the movie (My Voice Canceling) Press (My Voice Canceling) (page 51). The voice of the person recording the movie will be suppressed. Shooting photos 1 Open (Photo). the LCD monitor and select [MODE] • You can also switch between (Movie) and (Photo) by pressing the / (Shooting Mode) button. 2 Press fully. PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it • When the focus is adjusted properly, AE/AF lock indicator appears on the LCD monitor. Power zoom lever GB23 GB 24 Approximate recording time available Model Movie format Memory card (64 GB) FDR-AX100/AX100E XAVC S 4K 2 h. 10 min. HDR-CX900/CX900E AVCHD HQ 14 h. 25 min. • When using a Sony memory card. • When recording with the default settings. FDR-AX100/AX100E: [ File Format]: [XAVC S 4K], [Audio Mode]: [2ch Stereo], [Dual Video REC]: [Off] HDR-CX900/CX900E: [ File Format]: [AVCHD], [Audio Mode]: [5.1ch Surround], [Dual Video REC]: [Off] • The actual recording time or number of recordable photos is displayed on the LCD monitor during recording. Using the manual adjustment features Adjusting the iris (aperture), gain (ISO), or shutter speed 1 Press (ISO), shutter PROGRAM speed, AE and to exposure switch iris to (aperture), automatic gain adjustment mode. 2 Press set the IRIS respective , GAIN/ISO item to manual or SHUTTER adjustment SPEED mode. to • next to the respective setting value disappears, and the value is highlighted. 3 Rotate manually. the MANUAL dial to adjust the item • You can use the MANUAL dial when the values are highlighted. To return to automatic adjustment mode Press PROGRAM AE again. • appears next to the respective item, and the value is no longer highlighted. GB25 GB 26 Adjusting the exposure When [Exposure] is assigned to the MANUAL dial , you can adjust the exposure as follows. 1 Press adjustment MANUAL mode. to switch exposure to manual 2 Rotate the MANUAL dial to adjust the exposure. • The setting values of iris (aperture), shutter speed and gain (ISO) change as the dial is rotated. • You can use the MANUAL dial when the values are highlighted. To return to automatic adjustment mode Press MANUAL again. • appears next to each value, and the values are no longer highlighted. Assigning a menu item to the MANUAL dial 1 Press and hold MANUAL for a few seconds. • The menu items you can control with the MANUAL dial will appear on the [Dial Setting] screen. 2 Rotate assigned, the and MANUAL then press dial MANUAL to select . the item to be Making the manual adjustment using the MANUAL dial Press the MANUAL to switch to manual adjustment mode. Rotate the MANUAL dial to make the adjustment. • To return to automatic adjustment mode, press MANUAL again. Adjusting the light intensity (ND filter) You can record the subject clearly by using the ND filter function when the recording environment is too bright. 1 select Set the the ND appropriate FILTER switch ND FILTER to MANUAL, position and . then OFF: Turns off the ND filter function. 1: Reduces light intensity to 1/4. 2: Reduces light intensity to 1/16. 3: Reduces light intensity to 1/64. Notes • If you change the ND filter setting during recording, the movie and sound may be distorted. • When the ND FILTER switch is set to AUTO, select OFF or 1 (1/4) of the ND FILTER position. When you want to select 2 (1/16) or 3 (1/64), set the ND FILTER switch to MANUAL. Focusing or zooming with the lens ring You can focus manually, depending on the shooting conditions. 1 Press AF/MF to switch to manual • appears when in manual focusing mode. focusing mode. 2 Operate lens ring the . ZOOM/FOCUS switch , and rotate the • FOCUS: You can focus manually by turning the lens ring. • ZOOM: You can zoom by turning the lens ring. GB27 GB 28 Playback 1 Open Images) playback the button mode. LCD monitor on the camcorder and press the to enter (View the • The Event View screen appears after some seconds. 2 Select center, figure. / and to move the desired event to the then select the part circled () in the * The icon varies depending on the [ File Format] setting. • To select the XAVC S movies or AVCHD movies you want to play, edit, or copy to other devices, select [Image Quality/Size] [ File Format]. • You can play movies of the selected frame rate only in the case of XAVC S 4K movies. Select the frame rate according to the movies you want to play. Switch Movie Remaining battery Format To the MENU button* (HD/ screen MP4) Event name Events To the To the next previous event event Change to the movie/photo Time-line bar recording Change Event Scale button mode Play short movies (AVCHD only) 3 Select the image. Recorded time/ number of Switch To go back to Event name photos Image Type the Event View button screen (Visual Previous index) Movie Next Change to the Photo movie/photo recording Last played image mode To switch between movies and photos (Visual index) Select the desired type of images. Playback operations Volume / Previous/Next Delete / Fast-reverse/Fast-forward Context / Play/Pause Stop Play/Stop slide show GB29 GB 30 To delete the images Select [Image Quality/Size] [ File Format] format of images to be deleted. • The available format varies depending on the [ File Format] setting. Select [Edit/Copy] [Delete] [Multiple Images] image type to be deleted. Touch and display the mark on the images to be deleted, then select . Viewing images on a TV Playing back images Playable images may be restricted depending on the combination of the movie format at the time of recording, the type of playback images selected on the Event View screen, and the HDMI output settings. 1 Connect the HDMI OUT jack of the camcorder to the HDMI IN jack of a TV using the HDMI cable supplied. Signal flow How to set the playback images Movie format TV [HDMI Resolution] Visual index (page 29) Playback image quality XAVC S 4K 4K TV [Auto], [2160p/ 1080p] MOVIE PHOTO MOVIE/ PHOTO 4K image quality [1080p], [1080i], [720p] MOVIE MOVIE/ PHOTO High definition image quality (HD) PHOTO 4K image quality High definition TV [Auto], [1080p], [1080i], [720p] MOVIE PHOTO MOVIE/ PHOTO High definition image quality (HD) GB31 GB32 Movie format TV [HDMI Resolution] Visual index (page 29) Playback image quality XAVC S HDAVCHD 4K TV or High definition TV [Auto], [2160p/ 1080p], [1080p], [1080i], [720p] MOVIE MOVIE/ PHOTO High definition image quality (HD) PHOTO 4K image quality (when connected to a 4K TV) • Images will be played when [HDMI Resolution] is set to [Auto] (default setting). • If images are not played properly with [Auto], change the [HDMI Resolution] setting. Select [Setup] [ Connection] [HDMI Resolution] desired setting. • If your TV does not have an HDMI jack, connect the Multi/Micro USB Terminal of the camcorder to the video/audio input jacks of the TV using an AV cable (sold separately). Connecting the camcorder to a network-compatible TV Connect the camcorder to an access point with a security setting (page 40). Press (View Images) on the camcorder, and then select [Edit/Copy] [View on TV] image type to be played back. • You can view AVCHD movies, MP4 movies, and photos only. Playing back trimmed movies recorded in XAVC S 4K format (FDR-AX100/AX100E) 1 Change the HDMI output setting to output 4K movies. Select [Setup] [ Connection] [HDMI Resolution] desired setting. 2 Connect the HDMI OUT jack of the camcorder to the HDMI IN jack of a TV using the HDMI cable supplied. TV [HDMI Resolution] 4K TV [Auto]*, [2160p/1080p]*, [1080p], [1080i], [720p] High definition TV [Auto], [1080p], [1080i], [720p] * The screen turns blank for a few seconds when you turn on or off the trimmed movie playback function. 3 Touch (trimming on) on the LCD monitor during playback, and then select the part to be trimmed by touching there. • The playback image is trimmed in high definition image quality (HD). NotesSignal flow • Playback of trimmed movies is not available on the LCD monitor of the camcorder. GB33 Saving Using images PlayMemories Home What you can do with PlayMemories Home PlayMemories Home allows you to import movies and photos to your computer to use them in a variety of ways. To download PlayMemories Home PlayMemories Home can be downloaded from the following URL. sony.net/pm/ To check the computer system You can check the computer requirements for the software at the following URL. sony.net/pcenv/ GB 34 Playing back imported images Import images from the camcorder. For Windows, the following functions are also available. Viewing Creating Uploading images on movie images to Calendar discs network services Sharing images on PlayMemories OnlineTM Connecting an external media device How to store AVCHD movies and photos to an external media device is explained here. Also refer to the instruction manual supplied with the external media device. Store XAVC S movies to a computer using PlayMemories Home software (page 34). How to store movies Device Cable Stored with Media
External media device VMC-UAM2 USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately) High definition image quality (HD) High definition image quality (HD) External media External media External media
External media device Signal flow Steps: Attach the battery to the camcorder. Connect the AC Adaptor supplied. Connect the external media device.
Recorder without a USB jack AV cable (sold separately) Standard definition image quality Standard definition image quality DVD DVD DVD
How to connect a device GB35 GB 36 Recorder without a USB jack Signal flow
Using the Wi-Fi function For the latest information and more detailed information on the functions of PlayMemories Mobile, visit the following URL. sony.net/pmm/ Android OS Install PlayMemories Mobile from Google Play. • Android 4.0 or higher is required to use One-Touch functions (NFC). iOS Install PlayMemories Mobile from App Store. • One-touch functions (NFC) are not available with iOS. Installing PlayMemories MobileTM on your smartphone • If PlayMemories Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the software to the latest version. • The Wi-Fi function described here is not guaranteed to work on all smartphones and tablets. • The Wi-Fi function of the camcorder cannot be used connected to a public wireless LAN. • To use the One-touch functions (NFC) of the camcorder, a smartphone or tablet supporting the NFC function is required. • The operation methods and display screens for the application are subject to change without notice by future upgrades. Notes GB37
GB 38 Transferring MP4 movies and smartphone photos to your One-touch connection with an Android supporting NFC 1 On [Settings], the smartphone, then, select select [More...] to check that [NFC] is enabled. 2 On an image the camcorder, to be sent play to the back smartphone. • You can transfer MP4 movies and photos only. 3 Touch smartphone. the camcorder to the Notes • Cancel the sleep mode or unlock the screen on the smartphone beforehand. • Make sure that is displayed on the LCD monitor of the camcorder and the smartphone. • Continue touching the camcorder to the smartphone without moving until PlayMemories Mobile starts (1 to 2 seconds). • If the camcorder cannot be connected with the smartphone by NFC, see “Connection without using NFC” (page 38). Connection without using NFC 1 Press button, the then select (View Images) [Edit/Copy] [Send to Smartphone] [Select on This Device] image type. 2 Select the image you want transfer, and add , and to then select . • The SSID and a password are displayed, and the camcorder is ready to be connected with the smartphone. 3 Connect the smartphone, the camcorder and to transfer images. Android Start up PlayMemories Mobile and select the SSID of the camcorder.
Input the password displayed on the camcorder (first time only). iPhone/iPad Select [Settings] [Wi-Fi] the SSID displayed on the camcorder. Input the password displayed on the camcorder (first time only). Confirm that the SSID displayed on the camcorder is selected. Return to Home, and start up PlayMemories Mobile. Using your smartphone as commander a wireless remote You can record with the camcorder using your smartphone as a wireless remote commander. 1 On your camcorder, [Camera/Mic] select [ Shooting Assist] [Ctrl with Smartphone]. 2 On perform your smartphone, in the same way as in step 3 in “Connection without using NFC” (page 38). When you use NFC, display the recording screen on your camcorder, and touch on the camcorder to on the smartphone. 3 Operate your smartphone. the camcorder on Notes • Depending on local electrical interference or the smartphone’s capabilities, the live view images may not be displayed smoothly. GB39
GB 40 Saving movies and photos via Wi-Fi to your computer Connect your computer to a wireless access point or wireless broadband router in advance. 1 Install software the in dedicated your computer (first time only). Windows: PlayMemories Home sony.net/pm/ Mac: Wireless Auto Import sony.co.jp/imsoft/ Mac/ • If the software is already installed in your computer, update the software to the latest version. 2 Connect an access your point camcorder as follows to (first time only). If you cannot register, refer to the instruction of the access point, or contact the person who set up the access point. If the wireless access point has a WPS button On your camcorder, select [Setup] [ Connection] [WPS Push]. Press the WPS button on the access point you want to register. If you know the SSID and the password of your wireless access point On your camcorder, select [Setup] [ Connection] [Access point settings]. Select the access point you want to register, enter the password, then select . 3 If your computer is not started, turn on the computer. 4 Start sending images from the camcorder to the computer. Press the (View Images) button on your camcorder. Select [Edit/ Copy] [Send to Computer]. • Images are automatically transferred to and saved on the computer. • Only newly recorded images are transferred. Importing movies and multiple photos may take time. Customizing Using your the camcorder menus 1 Select . 2 Select a category. 3 Select item. a desired menu Scroll the menu items up or down. • Select to finish setting the menu or to return to the previous menu screen. Menu lists Shooting Mode Movie Photo Smth Slw REC Golf Shot High Speed REC Camera/Mic Manual Settings White Balance Spot Meter/Fcs Spot Meter Spot Focus Exposure Focus AGC Limit AE Shift Low Lux Camera Settings Scene Selection Picture Effect Cinematone Fader Self-Timer SteadyShot SteadyShot Digital Zoom Auto Back Light Dial Setting NIGHTSHOT Light GB41 GB42 Face Face Detection Smile Shutter Smile Sensitivity Flash*1 Flash Flash Level Red Eye Reduction Microphone My Voice Canceling Blt-in Zoom Mic Auto Wind NR Audio Mode Audio Rec Level Shooting Assist Ctrl with Smartphone My Button Grid Line Zebra Peaking Camera Data Disp. Audio Level Display Image Quality/Size REC Mode Frame Rate Dual Video REC File Format Image Size Playback Function Event View Scenario Edit/Copy Send to Smartphone View on TV Send to Computer Delete Protect Copy Direct Copy*2 SetupMedia Settings Media Info Format Repair Img. DB F. File Number Playback Settings Data Code Volume Download Music*3 Empty Music*3 Connection WPS Push Access point settings Edit Device Name Disp MAC Address SSID/PW Reset Network Info Reset TV Type HDMI Resolution CTRL FOR HDMI USB Connect USB Connect Setting USB Power Supply USB LUN Setting
General Settings Beep Monitor Brightness Display Setting Airplane Mode REC Lamp Remote Ctrl Language Setting 24p Mode*4 Cancel 24p Mode*4 Calibration Battery Info Power Save Initialize Clock Settings Date & Time Setting Area Setting *1 You can set this item when you use a flash (sold separately). *2 You can set this item when you use an external media device (sold separately). *3 FDR-AX100/HDR-CX900 *4 FDR-AX100E/HDR-CX900E GB43 OthersPrecautions AC Adaptor Do not short-circuit the battery terminal with any metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction. Playing back images with other devices You may not be able to play back images that were recorded on your camcorder with other devices normally. Also, you may not be able to play back images recorded on other devices with your camcorder. Recording and playback • Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping on the product. Be particularly careful with the lens. • To ensure stable operation of the memory card, it is recommended to format the memory card with your camcorder before the first use. Formatting the memory card will erase all the data stored on it and the data will be irrecoverable. Save your important data on your PC, etc. • Confirm the direction of the memory card. If you forcibly insert the memory card in the wrong direction, the memory card, memory card slot, or image data may be damaged. • Before starting to record, test the recording function to make sure the image and sound are recorded without any problems. 44 GB • Television tapes, and programs, other materials films, may video be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of such materials may be a violation of the copyright laws. • Compensation for the content of recordings cannot be provided, even if recording or playback is not possible due to a malfunction of the camcorder, recording media, etc. • The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed or waterproofed. • Do not let your camcorder get wet, for example, from rain or sea water. If your camcorder gets wet, it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired. • Do not aim the camcorder at the sun or strong light. Doing so may cause your camcorder to malfunction. • Do not use the camcorder near strong radio waves or radiation. The camcorder may not be able to record or play back images properly. • Do not use the camcorder on a sandy beach or anywhere dusty. Doing so may cause your camcorder to malfunction. • If moisture condensation occurs, stop using the camcorder until moisture evaporates. • Do not subject the camcorder to mechanical shock or vibration. If you do so, the camcorder may operate incorrectly or may not record images. In addition, the recording medium or recorded data may be damaged.
LCD monitor The LCD monitor is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology, so over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (white, red, blue, or green in color) that appear constantly on the LCD monitor. These points are normal results of the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording in any way. Viewfinder When no operation has been attempted for a certain amount of time, the viewfinder display will become dark to protect the viewfinder screen burn-in. The viewfinder display will return to normal when you operate the camcorder again. Camcorder temperature If you use the camcorder continuously for a long time, the camcorder gets very warm. This is not a malfunction. Overheat protection Depending on the camcorder and battery temperature, you may be unable to record movies or the power may turn off automatically to protect the camcorder. A message will be displayed on the LCD monitor before the power turns off or you can no longer record movies. In this case, leave the power off and wait until the camcorder and battery temperature goes down. If you turn on the power without letting the camcorder and battery cool enough, the power may turn off again or you may be unable to record movies. Deactivating wireless LAN (Wi-Fi, NFC, etc.) temporarily When you board an airplane, you can deactivate the Wi-Fi function temporarily. Select [Setup] [ General Settings] [Airplane Mode] [On]. Wireless LAN We assume no responsibility whatsoever for any damage caused by unauthorized access to, or unauthorized use of, destinations loaded on the camcorder, resulting from loss or theft. Troubleshooting If you run into any problems using your camcorder: • Check your camcorder referring to Help Guide (page 11). • Disconnect the power source, attach the power source again after about 1 minute, and turn the camcorder on. • Initialize your camcorder (page 43). All settings, including the clock setting, are reset. • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. GB45 GB 46 Specifications System Signal format: FDR-AX100/HDR-CX900: NTSC color, EIA standards FDR-AX100E/HDR-CX900E: PAL color, CCIR standards FDR-AX100/AX100E: 4K (UHDTV), HDTV HDR-CX900/CX900E: HDTV Movie recording format: XAVC S (XAVC S format) Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio: MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48 kHz/16 bit) AVCHD (AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible) Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch/5.1ch Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator*1 MP4 Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch *1 Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Photo file format: DCF Ver.2.0 Compatible Exif Ver.2.3 Compatible MPF Baseline Compatible Viewfinder: 1.0 cm (0.39 type) OLED/Color 1 440 000 dots equivalent Recording media (Movie/Photo): AVCHD, Photo Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media, SD card (Class 4 or faster) XAVC S SDXC Memory Card (Class 10 or faster) Image device: 1.0-type (13.2 mm × 8.8 mm) back-illuminated Exmor RTM CMOS sensor Recording pixels (photo, 16:9): Max. 20.0 mega pixels (5 968 × 3 352)*2 Gross: Approx. 20.9 mega pixels Effective (movie, 16:9)*3: Approx. 14.2 mega pixels Effective (photo, 16:9): Approx. 14.2 mega pixels Effective (photo, 4:3): Approx. 10.6 mega pixels Lens:ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T Lens 12× (Optical)*3, 4K: 18× (FDR- AX100/AX100E) HD: 24× (Clear Image Zoom, while recording movies)*4, 160× (Digital) Filter diameter: 62 mm (2 1/2 in.) F2.8 - F4.5 Focal length: f= 9.3 mm - 111.6 mm (3/8 in. - 4 1/2 in.) When converted to a 35 mm still camera For movies*3: 29.0 mm - 348.0 mm (1 3/16 in. - 13 3/4 in.) (16:9) For photos: 29.0 mm - 348.0 mm (1 3/16 in. - 13 3/4 in.) (16:9) Color temperature: [Auto], [One Push], [Indoor], [Outdoor], [Color Temp.] Minimum illumination: FDR-AX100/HDR-CX900 4K: 6 lx (lux) (FDR-AX100), HD: 3 lx (lux) (in default setting, shutter speed 1/60 second) 4K: 3 lx (lux) (FDR-AX100), HD: 1.7 lx (lux) ([Low Lux] is set to [On], shutter speed 1/30 second) NightShot: 0 lx (lux) (shutter speed 1/60 second) FDR-AX100E/HDR-CX900E 4K: 6 lx (lux) (FDR-AX100E), HD: 3 lx (lux) (in default setting, shutter speed 1/50 second) 4K: 3 lx (lux) (FDR-AX100E), HD: 1.7 lx (lux) ([Low Lux] is set to [On], shutter speed 1/25 second) NightShot: 0 lx (lux) (shutter speed 1/50 second) *2 The unique image processing system of Sony’s BIONZ-X allows still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described. *3 [ SteadyShot] is set to [Standard] or [Off]. *4 [ SteadyShot] is set to [Active]. Input/Output connectors HDMI OUT jack: HDMI micro connector MIC input jack: Stereo minijack (3.5 mm) Headphone jack: Stereo minijack (3.5 mm) USB jack: Type A (Built-in USB) Multi/Micro USB Terminal* * Supports Micro USB compatible devices. USB connection is only for output (FDR-AX100E/HDR-CX900E). LCD monitor Picture: 8.8 cm (3.5 type, aspect ratio 16:9) Total number of pixels: 921 600 (1 920 × 480) Wireless LAN Supported standard: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Frequency: 2.4 GHz Supported security protocols: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Configuration method: WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)/manual Access method: Infrastructure Mode NFC: NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant General Power requirements: DC 6.8 V/7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor) USB Charging: DC 5 V 1 500 mA Average power consumption: FDR-AX100/AX100E During camera recording using the viewfinder at normal brightness: 4K: 5.3 W, HD: 3.8 W* During camera recording using LCD monitor at normal brightness: 4K: 5.6 W, HD: 4.0 W* HDR-CX900/CX900E During camera recording using the viewfinder at normal brightness: HD: 3.2 W* During camera recording using LCD monitor at normal brightness: HD: 3.5 W* * in AVCHD HQ mode Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F) Storage temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F) GB47 GB47 GB47 GB 48 Dimensions (approx.): 81 mm × 83.5 mm × 196.5 mm (3 1/4 in. × 3 3/8 in. × 7 3/4 in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts 90 mm × 83.5 mm × 223.5 mm (3 5/8 in. × 3 3/8 in. × 8 7/8 in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts, the supplied rechargeable battery pack and lens hood attached Mass (approx.): FDR-AX100/AX100E: 790 g (1 lb 11 oz) main unit only 915 g (2 lb) including the supplied rechargeable battery pack NP-FV70 and lens hood HDR-CX900/CX900E: 790 g (1 lb 11 oz) main unit only 870 g (1 lb 14 oz) including the supplied rechargeable battery pack NP-FV50 and lens hood AC Adaptor AC-L200D Power requirements: AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz Current consumption: 0.35 A - 0.18 A Power consumption: 18 W Output voltage: DC 8.4 V* Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F) Storage temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C (– 4°F to +140 °F) Dimensions (approx.): 48 mm × 29 mm × 81 mm (1 15/16 in. × 1 3/16 in. × 3 1/4 in.) * See the label on the AC Adaptor for other specifications. Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV70 (FDR- AX100/AX100E) Maximum output voltage: DC 8.4 V Output voltage: DC 6.8 V Maximum charge voltage: DC 8.4 V Maximum charge current: 3.0 A Capacity Typical: 14.0 Wh (2 060 mAh) Minimum: 13.3 Wh (1 960 mAh) Type: Li-ion Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV50 (HDR- CX900/CX900E) Maximum output voltage: DC 8.4 V Output voltage: DC 6.8 V Maximum charge voltage: DC 8.4 V Maximum charge current: 2.1 A Capacity Typical: 7.0 Wh (1 030 mAh) Minimum: 6.6 Wh (980 mAh) Type: Li-ion Design and specifications of your camcorder and accessories are subject to change without notice. Trademarks • AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD logotype and AVCHD Progressive logotype are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. • Memory Stick and are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. • Blu-ray DiscTM and Blu-rayTM are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association. • Blu-ray DiscTM and Blu-rayTM are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association. • Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. • The terms HDMI and HDMI High- Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. • Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Mac is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries. • Intel, Pentium and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. • SDXC logo is a trademark of SD- 3C, LLC. • Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. • iOS is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. • Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi logo, Wi-Fi PROTECTED SET-UP are registered trademarks of the Wi- Fi Alliance. • The N Mark is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. • Facebook and the “f” logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Facebook, Inc. • YouTube and the YouTube logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc. • iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, TM and ® are not mentioned in each case in this manual. GB49 GB 50 Parts and controls Figures in ( ) are reference pages. IN POWER) Remote sensor Camera recording lamp NIGHT SHOT light Multi/Micro USB Terminal Supports Micro USB compatible devices. If you use an adaptor cable (sold separately), you can also use accessories via an A/V remote connector. Multi interface shoe For details on compatible accessories of the Multi interface shoe, visit the Sony web site in your area, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Operations with other manufacture’s accessories are not guaranteed. If you use a shoe adaptor (sold separately), you can also use accessories compatible with an Active Interface Shoe. PHOTO button (23) Power zoom lever (21, 23) N mark (38) NFC: Near Field Communication Loop for a shoulder belt Grip belt FOCUS MAGNIFIER button (microphone) jack (PLUG Built-in microphone Lens ring Lens (ZEISS lens) ZOOM/FOCUS switch AF/MF button MANUAL button MANUAL dial Manual functions can be assigned to the button and the dial. Attaching the lens hood (supplied) Align the red line on the lens hood with the red dot on the lens (hood index), then insert the lens hood into the lens mount and rotate it clockwise until it clicks into place. Speaker Memory card access lamp (19) Memory card slot (19) HDMI OUT jack (headphones) jack ND FILTER (AUTO/MANUAL) switch ND FILTER switch POWER button WHITE BALANCE button PROGRAM AE button IRIS button GAIN/ISO button SHUTTER SPEED button (View Images) button (28) (My Voice Canceling) button Suppresses the voice of the person recording the movie. DISPLAY button NIGHT SHOT button LCD monitor/Touch panel Viewfinder The camcorder is turned on when the viewfinder is pulled out. Eye sensor dial If the indications in the viewfinder appear blurred, turn the viewfinder lens adjustment dial. Battery pack (15) POWER/CHG (charge) lamp (15) / (Shooting Mode) button (23) START/STOP button (21) Built-in USB Cable (15) DC IN jack Tripod receptacle GB51 GB51
When the LCD monitor is closed, pull out the viewfinder and move your eye closer to the viewfinder. You can view the subject through the viewfinder. Viewfinder lens adjustment GB52 BATT (battery) release lever PAUSE button VISUAL INDEX button To fasten the grip belt ////ENTER buttons • Remove the insulation sheet before using the Wireless Remote Commander. Wireless Remote Commander DATA CODE button PHOTO button SCAN/SLOW buttons / (Previous/Next) buttons PLAY button STOP button DISPLAY button Transmitter START/STOP button Power zoom buttons Insulation sheet
Index AAC Adaptor 15 Android 37 App Store 37 Assigning a menu item 26 AVCHD 12, 13 BBattery pack 15 Beep 18 Built-in USB Cable 15 CCharging the battery pack 15 Charging the battery using your computer 15 Charging time 16 Computer 34 Computer system 34 DDate and time 18 Delete 30 Dual Video REC 21 EEdit 28 Exposure 26 FFocusing manually 27 Format 20 Full charge 16 GGain (ISO) 25 Google play 37 Grip belt 52 HHD 35 HDMI cable 31 Help Guide 11 IInstall 37 iOS 37 Iris (aperture) 25 LLCD monitor 15 MManual recording 25 Memory card 19 Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2) media 19 Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media 19 Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media 19Menu lists 41 Menus 41 Movies 21 MP4 38 My Voice Canceling 22 NND filter 27 Network 32 NFC 38 OOne-Touch functions (NFC) 37 PPhotos 23 Playback 28 PlayMemories Home 34 PlayMemories Online 34 Power on 18 Precautions 44 RRecording 21 Recording media 20 GB53 GB53
GB 54 Recording time 24 Recording/playback time 16 SSD memory card 19 Shutter speed 25 Smartphone 37 Software 34 Specifications 46 Supplied items 14 TTouch panel 23 Tripod 51 Troubleshooting 45 TV 31 UUSB Adaptor Cable 35 WWall outlet (wall socket) 16 Wi-Fi 37 Windows 34 Wireless access point 40 XXAVC S 4K 12, 13 XAVC S HD 12, 13 ZZoom 21 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. sony.net/ © 2014 Sony Corporation Printed in China
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