Sony DSC RX1RM2 User Manual Help Guide (Printable PDF) 4577698111

Cyber Shot DSC-RX1R M2 - Help Guide DSC-RX1RM2_HG_EN Free User Guide for Sony Camera, Manual - page3

User Manual: Sony DSC-RX1RM2 Help Guide (Printable PDF)

Open the PDF directly: View PDF PDF.
Page Count: 245 [warning: Documents this large are best viewed by clicking the View PDF Link!]

Digital Still Camera DSC-RX1RM2
How to Use
Before Use
Names of parts
Checking the camera and the supplied items [1]
Identifying parts (Front side) [2]
Identifying parts (Rear side) [3]
Identifying parts (Top side/Side view) [4]
Identifying parts (Bottom view) [5]
Icons and indicators
List of icons on the screen [6]
List of focus range finder frames [7]
Using the strap
Using the shoulder strap [8]
Attaching the eyepiece cup
Attaching the eyepiece cup [9]
Adjusting the viewfinder
Adjusting the viewfinder (diopter-adjustment) [10]
In-Camera guide
About the [In-Camera Guide] [11]
Preparing the camera
Charging the battery pack
Charging the battery pack using a charger [12]
Inserting the battery pack into the camera [13]
Charging the battery pack while it is inserted in the camera [14]
Charging by connecting to a computer [15]
Battery life and the number of images that can be recorded/played back using a battery
pack [16]
Supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket) [17]
Removing the battery pack [18]
Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
Inserting a memory card [19]
Removing the memory card [20]
Usable memory cards [21]
Setting the language, date and time
Setting language, date and time [22]
Confirming the operation method
Confirming the operation method
Using the control wheel [23]
Using the control dial [24]
Using MENU items [25]
Using the Fn (Function) button [26]
Using the "Quick Navi" [27]
Shooting
Shooting still images/movies
Shooting still images [28]
Shooting movies [29]
Selecting a shooting mode
List of mode dial functions [30]
Intelligent Auto [31]
Superior Auto [32]
About Scene Recognition [33]
The advantages of automatic shooting [34]
Program Auto [35]
Sweep Panorama [36]
Scene Selection [37]
Shutter Priority [38]
Aperture Priority [39]
Manual Exposure [40]
BULB [41]
Memory recall [42]
Movie [43]
Using shooting functions
Using the zoom
Zoom [44]
The zoom features available with this product [45]
Zoom Setting [46]
About zoom scale [47]
Smart Telecon. [48]
Using the flash
Using flash (sold separately) [49]
Notes on using the flash [50]
Flash Mode [51]
Flash Comp. [52]
Selecting a screen display mode
Switching the screen display (Shooting) [53]
Switching between the viewfinder and the screen [54]
DISP Button (Finder) [55]
DISP Button (Monitor) [56]
Selecting still image size/image quality
Image Size (still image) [57]
Aspect Ratio (still image) [58]
Quality (still image) [59]
RAW File Type (still image) [60]
Panorama: Size [61]
Panorama: Direction [62]
Adjusting the focus
Changing the focus method using the focus mode dial [63]
Focus Area [64]
Phase detection AF [65]
Center Lock-on AF [66]
Focus-lock [67]
Manual Focus [68]
Direct manual focus (DMF) [69]
MF Assist (still image) [70]
Focus Magnifier [71]
Focus Magnif. Time [72]
Peaking Level [73]
Peaking Color [74]
Pre-AF (still image) [75]
AF/MF control [76]
AF Illuminator (still image) [77]
Disp. cont. AF area [78]
Eye AF [79]
Phase Detect. Area [80]
Measuring the exact distance to the subject [81]
Priority Set in AF-S [82]
Priority Set in AF-C [83]
Adjusting the exposure
Exposure Comp. [84]
Exposure compensation dial [85]
Metering Mode [86]
AE lock [87]
AEL w/ shutter (still image) [88]
Exp.comp.set [89]
Zebra [90]
Exposure Set. Guide [91]
Reset EV Comp. [92]
Selecting a drive mode (Continuous shooting/Self-timer)
Drive Mode [93]
Cont. Shooting [94]
Spd Priority Cont. [95]
Self-timer [96]
Self-timer(Cont) [97]
Cont. Bracket [98]
Single Bracket [99]
WB bracket [100]
DRO Bracket [101]
LPF Bracket [102]
Settings for bracket shooting [103]
Indicator during bracket shooting [104]
Selecting the ISO sensitivity
ISO [105]
ISO AUTO Min. SS [106]
Multi Frame NR [107]
Correcting the brightness or contrast
D-Range Opt. (DRO) [108]
Auto HDR [109]
Adjusting color tones
White Balance [110]
Capturing a basic white color in [Custom Setup] mode [111]
Selecting an effect mode
Picture Effect [112]
Creative Style [113]
Recording movies
Movie recording formats [114]
File Format (movie) [115]
Record Setting (movie) [116]
Dual Video REC [117]
Marker Display (movie) [118]
Marker Settings (movie) [119]
SteadyShot (movie) [120]
Audio Recording [121]
Audio Level Display [122]
Audio Rec Level [123]
Wind Noise Reduct. [124]
Auto Slow Shut. (movie) [125]
MOVIE Button [126]
Customizing the shooting functions for convenient use
Memory [127]
Function Menu Set. [128]
Custom Key(Shoot.) / Custom Key(PB) [129]
Function of the control wheel [130]
Function of the AEL button [131]
Function of the Custom button [132]
Function of the Center button [133]
Function of the Left button [134]
Function of the Right button [135]
Function of the down button [136]
Setting the other functions of this product
Smile/Face Detect. [137]
Soft Skin Effect (still image) [138]
Face Registration (New Registration) [139]
Face Registration (Order Exchanging) [140]
Face Registration (Delete) [141]
Red Eye Reduction [142]
Auto Obj. Framing (still image) [143]
Long Exposure NR (still image) [144]
High ISO NR (still image) [145]
Write Date (still image) [146]
Color Space (still image) [147]
Grid Line [148]
Auto Review [149]
Live View Display [150]
Bright Monitoring [151]
FINDER/MONITOR [152]
Release w/o Card [153]
Shading Comp. [154]
Chro. Aber. Comp. [155]
Distortion Comp. [156]
Dial / Wheel Lock [157]
Deactivate Monitor [158]
LPF Effect [159]
Viewing
Viewing still images
Playing back images [160]
Playback zoom [161]
Image Index [162]
Switching the screen display (during playback) [163]
Deleting images
Deleting a displayed image [164]
Deleting multiple selected images [165]
Playing back movies
Playing back movies [166]
Viewing panoramic images
Playing back panoramic images [167]
Printing
Specify Printing [168]
Using viewing functions
View Mode [169]
Display Rotation [170]
Slide Show [171]
Rotate [172]
Protect [173]
4K Still Image PB [174]
Viewing images on a TV
Viewing images on an HD TV [175]
Viewing images on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV [176]
Changing settings
Setup menu
Monitor Brightness [177]
Viewfinder Bright. [178]
Finder Color Temp. [179]
Volume Settings [180]
Audio signals [181]
Upload Settings(Eye-Fi) [182]
Tile Menu [183]
Mode Dial Guide [184]
Delete confirm. [185]
Display Quality [186]
Pwr Save Start Time [187]
NTSC/PAL Selector [188]
Demo Mode [189]
HDMI Resolution [190]
24p/60p Output (movie) (Only for 1080 60i compatible models) [191]
CTRL FOR HDMI [192]
HDMI Info. Display [193]
USB Connection [194]
USB LUN Setting [195]
USB Power Supply [196]
Language [197]
Date/Time Setup [198]
Area Setting [199]
Copyright Info [200]
Format [201]
File Number [202]
Select REC Folder [203]
New Folder [204]
Folder Name [205]
Recover Image DB [206]
Display Media Info. [207]
Version [208]
Certification Logo (For some models only) [209]
Setting Reset [210]
Using Wi-Fi functions
Connecting this product and a Smartphone
PlayMemories Mobile [211]
Connecting an Android smartphone to this product [212]
Connecting the product to an iPhone or iPad [213]
Calling up an application using [One-touch(NFC)] [214]
Controlling this product using a Smartphone
Smart Remote Embedded [215]
One-touch connection with an NFC-enabled Android smartphone (NFC One-touch
remote) [216]
Transferring images to a Smartphone
Send to Smartphone [217]
Sending images to an Android smartphone (NFC One-touch Sharing) [218]
Transferring images to a computer
Send to Computer [219]
Transferring images to a TV
View on TV [220]
Changing the settings of Wi-Fi functions
Airplane Mode [221]
WPS Push [222]
Access Point Set. [223]
Edit Device Name [224]
Disp MAC Address [225]
SSID/PW Reset [226]
Reset Network Set. [227]
Adding applications to the product
PlayMemories Camera Apps
PlayMemories Camera Apps [228]
Recommended computer environment [229]
Installing the applications
Opening a service account [230]
Downloading applications [231]
Downloading applications directly to the product using the Wi-Fi function [232]
Starting the applications
Launching the downloaded application [233]
Managing the applications
Uninstalling applications [234]
Changing the order of applications [235]
Confirming the account information of PlayMemories Camera Apps [236]
Using a computer
Recommended computer environment
Recommended computer environment [237]
Using the software
PlayMemories Home [238]
Installing PlayMemories Home [239]
Software for Mac computers [240]
Image Data Converter [241]
Installing Image Data Converter [242]
Accessing Image Data Converter Guide [243]
Remote Camera Control [244]
Installing Remote Camera Control [245]
Accessing the Help of Remote Camera Control [246]
Connecting this product and a computer
Connecting the product to a computer [247]
Importing images to the computer [248]
Disconnecting the product from the computer [249]
Creating a movie disc
Selecting a disc to be created [250]
Creating Blu-ray Discs from high-definition image quality movies [251]
Creating DVD discs (AVCHD recording discs) from high-definition image quality movies
[252]
Creating DVD discs from standard image quality movies [253]
Precautions/This product
Precautions
Precautions [254]
On the internal rechargeable battery [255]
Notes on the battery pack [256]
Charging the battery pack [257]
Notes on memory card [258]
Cleaning this product
On cleaning [259]
Number of recordable still images and recordable time of
movies
Number of still images [260]
Recordable time of movies [261]
Using this product abroad
Plug adaptor [262]
On TV color systems [263]
Other information
ZEISS lens [264]
AVCHD format [265]
License [266]
Trademarks
Trademarks [267]
Troubleshooting
If you have problems
If you have problems
Troubleshooting [268]
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
You cannot insert the battery pack into the product. [269]
You cannot turn on the product. [270]
The power turns off suddenly. [271]
The remaining battery level indicator shows an incorrect level. [272]
The charge lamp on the product/the CHARGE lamp of the battery charger flashes when
charging the battery pack. [273]
The battery pack is not charged. [274]
The monitor does not turn on even when the product is turned on. [275]
Shooting still images/movies
You cannot record images. [276]
Recording takes a long time. [277]
The same image is captured multiple times. [278]
The shutter is released continuously. [279]
The image is out of focus. [280]
Zoom does not work. [281]
The flash does not work. [282]
Fuzzy white circular spots appear on images shot using the flash. [283]
The close-up shoot function (Macro) does not work. [284]
The recording date and time are not displayed on the screen. [285]
The date and time are recorded incorrectly. [286]
The aperture value and/or shutter speed flashes. [287]
The image colors are not correct. [288]
Noise appears in the image when you view the screen in a dark place. [289]
The eyes of the subject come out red. [290]
Dots appear and remain on the screen. [291]
You cannot shoot images continuously. [292]
The image is not clear in the viewfinder. [293]
No images appear on the viewfinder. [294]
No images appear on the monitor. [295]
[Finder/Monitor Sel.] does not work even though it has been assigned to a certain key
using [Custom Key(Shoot.)] or [Custom Key(PB)]. [296]
The image is whitish (Flare)./Blurring of light appears on the image (Ghosting). [297]
The image is blurred. [298]
The monitor darkens after a short period of time passed. [299]
The flash takes too long to recharge. [300]
The control dial or control wheel does not work. [301]
Sound is not recorded properly. [302]
Viewing images
Images cannot be played back. [303]
Displaying images takes a while. [304]
The date and time are not displayed. [305]
Images are not displayed on the monitor when using a thumb grip (sold separately). [306]
The image cannot be deleted. [307]
The image was deleted by mistake. [308]
A DPOF mark cannot be put. [309]
Wi-Fi
You cannot find the wireless access point to be connected. [310]
[WPS Push] does not work. [311]
[Send to Computer] is canceled halfway. [312]
You cannot send movies to a smartphone. [313]
[Smart Remote Embedded] or [Send to Smartphone] is canceled halfway. [314]
The shooting screen for [Smart Remote Embedded] is not displayed smoothly./The
connection between this product and the smartphone is disconnected. [315]
You cannot use One-Touch connection (NFC). [316]
Computers
The computer does not recognize this product. [317]
You cannot import images. [318]
The image and sound are interrupted by noise when viewing a movie on a computer.
[319]
Images exported from a computer cannot be viewed on this product. [320]
Memory cards
Formatted the memory card by mistake. [321]
Printing
You cannot print images. [322]
The color of the image is strange. [323]
Images are printed with both edges cut off. [324]
You cannot print images with the date. [325]
Others
The lens gets fogged. [326]
The product becomes warm when you use it for a long time. [327]
The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the product. [328]
The number of recordable images does not decrease, or decreases two images at a time.
[329]
Settings are reset even though resetting operation has not been performed. [330]
The product does not work properly. [331]
--E- appears on the screen. [332]
Messages
Messages
Self-diagnosis display [333]
Warning messages [334]
Situations this product has difficulty handling
Situations this product has difficulty handling
Situations this product has difficulty handling [335]
[1] How to Use Before Use Names of parts
Checking the camera and the supplied items
The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces.
Camera (1)
AC Adaptor (1)
The shape of the AC Adaptor differs for each country/region.
Battery charger (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
(supplied in some countries/regions)
NP-BX1 Rechargeable battery pack (1)
Micro USB Cable (1)
Shoulder strap (1)
Lens cap (1)
Shoe cap (1) (Attached on the camera)
Eyepiece cup (1)
Cleaning cloth (1)
Instruction Manual (1)
Wi-Fi Connection/One-touch (NFC) Guide (1)
[2] How to Use Before Use Names of parts
Identifying parts (Front side)
1. AF illuminator/Self-timer lamp
2. Lens hood index
3. Lens
4. Aperture index/Macro switching index
5. Aperture ring
6. Macro switching ring
7. Focus mode dial
8. Focus ring
[3] How to Use Before Use Names of parts
Identifying parts (Rear side)
1. Eye sensor
2. (Playback) button
3. Control dial
4. MOVIE button
5. Control wheel
6. Wi-Fi antenna (built-in)
7. FINDER (Viewfinder pop-up) switch
8. Light sensor
9. Monitor
You can adjust the monitor to an easily viewable angle and shoot from any position.
Pull out the bottom of the monitor to open it.
You may not be able to adjust the monitor angle depending on the type of a tripod
you use. In such a case, release the tripod screw once to adjust the monitor angle.
10. For shooting: AEL button
For viewing: (Enlarge) button
11. For shooting: Fn button
For viewing: (Image index) button
12. MENU button
13. For shooting: C2 (Custom 2) button
For viewing: (Delete) button
[4] How to Use Before Use Names of parts
Identifying parts (Top side/Side view)
1. Shutter button
2. Exposure compensation dial
3. C1 (Custom 1) button
4. Hooks for shoulder strap
Attach both ends of the strap onto the camera.
5. (N mark)
This mark indicates the touch point for connecting the camera and an NFC-enabled
Smartphone.
For details on the location of the (N mark) on your Smartphone, refer to the
operating instructions of the Smartphone.
NFC (Near Field Communication) is an international standard of short-range wireless
communication technology.
6. ON/OFF (Power) switch
7. Built-in microphone*1
8. Mode dial
9. Multi interface shoe*2
Some accessories may not be attachable with the viewfinder up. In this case, push
the viewfinder down.
Some of the accessories may not be inserted fully and protrude backward from the
Multi interface shoe. However, when the accessory reaches the front end of the
shoe, the connection is completed.
10. Diopter-adjustment slider
Adjust the diopter-adjustment slider according to your eyesight until the display
appears clearly in the viewfinder.
11. Viewfinder
12. Image sensor position mark
13. HDMI micro jack
14. (Microphone) jack*3
When an external microphone is connected, the microphone is turned on
automatically. If the external microphone is a plug-in-power type, the power of the
microphone is supplied by the camera.
15. Charge lamp
16. Multi/Micro USB Terminal*2
Supports Micro USB compatible device.
*1 Do not cover this part while recording movies. Doing so may cause noise or lower the volume.
*2 For details on compatible accessories for the multi interface shoe and the Multi/Micro USB
Terminal, visit the Sony website, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
You can also use accessories that are compatible with the accessory shoe. Operations with other
manufactures’ accessories are not guaranteed.
*3 While an external microphone is connected, you cannot connect a cable to the HDMI micro jack
or the Multi/Micro USB Terminal.
[5] How to Use Before Use Names of parts
Identifying parts (Bottom view)
1. Battery lock lever
2. Battery insertion slot
3. Memory card slot
4. Access lamp
5. Tripod socket hole
Use a tripod with a screw less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inches) long.
Otherwise, you cannot firmly secure the camera, and damage to the camera may
occur.
6. Speaker
7. Battery/Memory card cover
[6] How to Use Before Use Icons and indicators
List of icons on the screen
The displayed contents and their positions shown below are just a guideline, and may differ
from the actual display.
Monitor mode
Viewfinder mode
In Auto Mode or Scene Selection mode
P/A/S/M/Sweep Panorama mode
For playback
Basic information display
Histogram display
1. P P* A S M
Shooting mode
Register number
Scene Recognition icons
NO CARD
Memory card/Upload
100
Remaining number of recordable images
Aspect ratio of still images
42M / 38M / 36M / 28M /18M / 16M / 15M / 12M / 11M / 9.4M / 8.9M / 7.1M
Image size of still images
Image quality of still images
Frame rate of movies
Record setting of movies
Remaining battery
Remaining battery warning
USB power supply
Flash charge in progress
Setting Effect OFF
AF Illuminator
NFC is activated
Airplane Mode
No audio recording of movies
Wind Noise Reduction
SteadyShot Off/On, Camera shake warning
Overheating warning
Database file full/Database file error
Smart Zoom/ Clear Image Zoom/Digital Zoom
View Mode
100-0003
Folder-file number
Protect
File format of movies
DPOF
DPOF set
Auto object framing image
Dual Video REC
PC Remote
Bright Monitoring
Copyright information writing on
2.
Drive mode
Flash mode/Red-eye reduction
±0.0
Flash compensation
Focus mode
Focus area
Smile/Face Detect.
Metering mode
7500K A5 G5
White balance (Auto, Preset, Custom, Color temperature, Color filter)
D-Range Optimizer/Auto HDR
LPF Effect/Low pass filter effect switching notification
+3 +3 +3
Creative Style/Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
Picture Effect
Smile detection sensitivity indicator
Copyright information exists for image
Peaking
3. Lock-on AF
Guide display for Lock-on AF
Bracket indicator
Exposure compensation/Metered Manual
STBY
Movie recording standby
REC 0:12
Recording time of the movie (m:s)
Focus
1/250
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture Value
ISO400
ISO AUTO
ISO sensitivity
AE lock
Shutter speed indicator
Aperture indicator
Histogram
Digital level gauge
Audio level
OFF
DRO/Auto HDR/Auto HDR image warning
Picture Effect error
2015-1-1
10:37AM
Date of recording
3/7
File number/Number of images in the view mode
Spot metering area
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display
Smart Telecon.
Macro mode
[7] How to Use Before Use Icons and indicators
List of focus range finder frames
The focus range finder frame differs as follows depending on the shooting mode.
When using contrast AF or phase detection AF mode
When using phase detection AF mode
When [Focus Area] is set to [Wide], and if you aim at a moving subject, the focus range
finder frame may be displayed as above.
When focus is achieved automatically based on the
whole range of the monitor
When you use a zoom function, the [Focus Area] setting is disabled and the focus area
frame is shown by the dotted line. The AF operates with priority on and around the center
area.
[8] How to Use Before Use Using the strap
Using the shoulder strap
Attach the shoulder strap to prevent damage caused by dropping the product.
1. Attach both ends of the strap.
[9] How to Use Before Use Attaching the eyepiece cup
Attaching the eyepiece cup
In some situations, such as shooting against the sun, it is recommended that you attach the
eyepiece cup when using the viewfinder. Adjust the diopter by sliding the diopter-adjustment
slider before attaching the eyepiece cup.
1. Slide down the FINDER (viewfinder pop-up) switch to raise the viewfinder.
2. Make sure that the end of the eyepiece cup screw (A) is not sticking out of the frame.
If the screw is sticking out of the frame, loosen the screw.
3. While holding the eyepiece between your fingers, insert the eyepiece cup into the
eyepiece.
Insert the eyepiece cup until it pops in.
4. Tighten the screw to lock the eyepiece cup in place.
To remove the eyepiece cup
Loosen the eyepiece cup screw and remove the eyepiece cup.
Note
When the eyepiece cup is attached, the viewfinder cannot be stored.
Do not push down the viewfinder with the eyepiece cup attached. The camera or the
eyepiece cup may be damaged.
When the eyepiece cup is attached, some accessories cannot be attached.
[10] How to Use Before Use Adjusting the viewfinder
Adjusting the viewfinder (diopter-adjustment)
Adjust the diopter scale to your eyesight until the display appears clearly in the viewfinder.
1. Slide the Viewfinder pop-up switch (A) down to raise the viewfinder.
2. Slide the diopter-adjustment slider.
Hint
To store the viewfinder
Push down the viewfinder.
Note
Be careful not to push down on the viewfinder when it is being raised.
Do not carry the camera by the viewfinder.
[11] How to Use Before Use In-Camera guide
About the [In-Camera Guide]
The [In-Camera Guide] displays descriptions of MENU items, Fn (Function) button, and
settings, and if a function cannot be set, the reason why.
1. Press the MENU or Fn button.
2. Select the desired MENU item using up/down/left/right side on the control wheel.
3. Press the button to which the [In-Camera Guide] function is assigned.
The operation guide for the MENU item you have selected in step 2 is displayed.
If you press the on the center of the control wheel after selecting an item shown
in gray, the reason the item cannot be set is displayed.
Note
Assign the [In-Camera Guide] function to a button in advance using the [Custom
Key(Shoot.)].
[12] How to Use Preparing the camera Charging the battery pack
Charging the battery pack using a charger
When using the camera for the first time, be sure to charge the battery pack. The charged
battery pack is discharged little by little, even when you do not use it. To avoid missing an
opportunity to shoot, charge the battery pack again before you shoot.
1. Insert the battery pack into the battery charger.
Slide the top cover of the battery charger to open it, and then insert the battery pack
until it clicks by aligning the marks (A) on both the battery pack and the battery
charger.
2. Slide the top cover of the battery charger to close it.
3. Connect the battery charger to the AC Adaptor (supplied) using the micro USB cable
(supplied), and connect the AC Adaptor to a wall outlet (wall socket). Alternatively, you
can charge the battery from a computer by connecting the battery charger to a USB jack
on a computer connected to a power source.
The CHARGE lamp (B) lights orange when charging is started.
The CHARGE lamp turns off when charging is finished.
If the CHARGE lamp lights up and then immediately turns off, the battery pack is
fully charged.
For some countries/regions, connect the power cord to the AC Adaptor and then
connect the AC Adaptor to a wall outlet (wall socket) when you charge the battery
pack using the AC Adaptor.
Charging time
The charging time is approximately 155 min. using the AC Adaptor (supplied) and the
battery charger (supplied).
The charging time above is the time when charging a fully depleted battery pack
(supplied) at a temperature of 25°C (77°F). Charging may take longer depending on the
conditions of use and the surrounding environment.
Note
If the CHARGE lamp does not light up, check if the battery pack is firmly attached to the
battery charger, and then disconnect and reconnect the micro USB cable.
Connect the battery charger directly to the computer, not via a USB hub, etc.
[13] How to Use Preparing the camera Charging the battery pack
Inserting the battery pack into the camera
How to insert the battery pack into the camera
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Insert the battery pack while pressing the lock lever (A) with the tip of the battery until
the battery locks into place.
3. Close the cover.
[14] How to Use Preparing the camera Charging the battery pack
Charging the battery pack while it is inserted in the
camera
When using the camera for the first time, be sure to charge the battery pack. The charged
battery pack will discharge little by little, even if you do not use it. To avoid missing a
shooting opportunity, charge the battery pack before shooting.
1. Turn the power off.
2. Connect the camera with the battery pack inserted to the AC Adaptor (supplied) using
the micro USB cable (supplied), and connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall
socket).
Charge lamp
Lit: Charging
Off: Charging finished
Flashing: Charging error or charging paused temporarily because the camera is not
within the proper temperature range
If the charge lamp lights up once and then immediately turns off, the battery pack is
fully charged.
Charging time (Full charge)
The charging time is approximately 150 min. using the AC Adaptor (supplied).
The charging time may differ depending on the remaining capacity of the battery pack or
the charging conditions.
The battery pack can be charged even when it is not fully depleted.
The above charging time applies when charging a fully depleted battery pack (supplied) at
a temperature of 25°C (77°F). Charging may take longer depending on the conditions of
use and the environment.
Note
If the charge lamp flashes when the battery pack is not fully charged, remove the battery
pack or disconnect the USB cable from the camera and then re-insert it to recharge.
If the charge lamp on the camera flashes when the AC Adaptor is connected to the wall
outlet (wall socket), this indicates that charging is temporarily stopped because the
temperature is outside the recommended range. When the temperature gets back within
the appropriate range, the charging resumes. We recommend charging the battery pack
at an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50ºF to 86ºF).
Connect the AC Adaptor to the nearest wall outlet (wall socket). If malfunctions occur
while using the AC Adaptor, immediately disconnect the plug from the wall outlet (wall
socket) to disconnect from the power source.
When you use a completely new battery pack or a battery pack that has not been used for
a long time, the charge lamp may flash quickly when the battery is charged. If this
happens, remove the battery pack or disconnect the USB cable from the camera and then
re-insert it to recharge.
Do not continuously or repeatedly charge the battery pack without using it if it is already
fully charged or close to fully charged. Doing so may cause a deterioration in battery
performance.
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 cables (supplied) and
AC Adaptors (supplied).
[15] How to Use Preparing the camera Charging the battery pack
Charging by connecting to a computer
The battery pack can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer using a micro
USB cable.
1. Turn off the product, and connect to the USB terminal of the computer.
Note
Note the following points when charging via a computer:
If the product is connected to a laptop computer that is not connected to a power source, the
laptop battery level decreases. Do not leave the product connected to a laptop computer for an
extended period of time.
Do not turn on/off or restart the computer, or wake the computer from sleep mode when a USB
connection has been established between the computer and the camera. Doing so may cause a
malfunction. Before turning on/off or restarting the computer, or waking the computer from sleep
mode, disconnect the camera from the computer.
Proper operation cannot be guaranteed on all types of computers.
Charging cannot be guaranteed with a custom-built computer, modified computer, or a computer
connected through a USB hub.
The camera may not operate correctly when other USB devices are used at the same time.
[16] How to Use Preparing the camera Charging the battery pack
Battery life and the number of images that can be
recorded/played back using a battery pack
Screen mode
Shooting (still images):
Number of images: approx. 220
Actual shooting (movies):
Battery life: approx. 30 min.
Continuous shooting (movies):
Battery life: approx. 50 min.
Viewing (still images):
Battery life: approx. 170 min., Number of images: approx. 3400
Viewfinder mode
Shooting (still images):
Number of images: approx. 200
Actual shooting (movies):
Battery life: approx. 30 min.
Continuous shooting (movies):
Battery life: approx. 50 min.
Note
The above battery life and number of images applies when the battery pack has been fully
charged. The battery life and number of images may decrease depending on the
conditions of use.
The battery life and number of images that can be recorded is for shooting under the
following conditions:
The battery pack is used at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
Using Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2) media (sold separately)
[Viewfinder Bright.]: [Manual][±0]
[Monitor Brightness]: [Manual][±0]
[Display Quality]: [Standard]
The number for “Shooting (still images)” is based on the CIPA standard, and is for
shooting under the following conditions (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association):
DISP: [Display All Info.]
Focus Mode: [Single-shot AF]
One picture is taken every 30 seconds.
The power is turned on and off once every ten times.
The number of minutes for movie shooting is based on the CIPA standard, and is for
shooting under the following conditions:
The image quality is set to 60i 17M (FH) .
Actual shooting (movies): Battery life based on repeated shooting, shooting stand-by, turning
on/off, etc.
Continuous movie shooting: Battery life based on non-stop shooting until the limit (29 minutes) has
been reached, and then continued by pressing the MOVIE (Movie) button again. Other functions
are not used.
If the remaining battery is not displayed, press the DISP (Display Setting).
[17] How to Use Preparing the camera Charging the battery pack
Supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket)
By using the supplied AC adaptor, you can shoot and playback images while the power is
supplied from a wall outlet (wall socket) without using up the battery power.
1. Insert the battery pack into the camera.
2. Connect the camera to the wall outlet (wall socket) with a micro USB cable (supplied)
and an AC adaptor (supplied).
Note
The camera will not activate if there is no remaining battery. Insert a sufficiently charged
battery pack into the camera.
If you use the camera while power is being supplied from a wall outlet (wall socket), make
sure that the icon ( ) is displayed on the monitor.
Do not remove the battery pack while power is supplied from a wall outlet (wall socket). If
you remove the battery pack, the camera will be turned off.
Do not remove the battery pack while the access lamp is lit. The data in the memory card
may be damaged.
As long as the power is on, the battery pack will not be charged even if the camera is
connected to the AC Adaptor.
Under certain conditions, power may be supplied from the battery pack supplementarily
even if you are using the AC adaptor.
Do not remove the Micro USB cable while power is supplied from a wall outlet (wall
socket). Before you remove the Micro USB cable, turn off the camera.
Depending on the camera and battery temperature, the continuous recording time may be
shortened while power is supplied from a wall outlet (wall socket).
When using a mobile charger as a power source, confirm that it is fully charged before
use. Also, be careful of the remaining power on the mobile charger during use.
[18] How to Use Preparing the camera Charging the battery pack
Removing the battery pack
How to remove the battery pack
1. Make sure that the access lamp is not lit, and turn off the camera.
2. Slide lock lever (A) and remove the battery pack.
Be careful not to drop the battery pack.
[19] How to Use Preparing the camera Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
Inserting a memory card
How to insert a memory card
1. Open the memory card cover.
2. Insert the memory card.
Ensure that the notched corner is facing in the correct direction.
With the notched corner facing in the direction illustrated, insert the memory card
until it clicks into place.
3. Close the memory card cover.
Hint
When you use a memory card with this product for the first time, it is recommended that
you format the card using the product for stable performance of the memory card.
[20] How to Use Preparing the camera Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
Removing the memory card
How to remove the memory card
1. Open the memory card cover.
2. Make sure that the access lamp (A) is not lit.
3. Push in on the memory card once to remove it.
4. Close the memory card cover.
[21] How to Use Preparing the camera Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
Usable memory cards
You can use the following types of memory cards with this camera.
For movies, refer to “Memory cards that can be used for movie recording” on this page.
Usable Memory Stick media
Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2)
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Memory Stick Micro (M2) (Mark2)
*Memory Stick media with a capacity of up to 32 GB have been tested and proven to operate
with this camera.
Usable SD cards
SD memory card / SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
microSD memory card / microSDHC memory card
microSDXC memory card
*SD cards with a capacity of up to 128 GB have been tested and proven to operate with this
camera.
Memory cards that can be used for movie recording
When shooting movies in XAVC S format
SDXC memory card or microSDXC memory card with a capacity of 64 GB or more (SD
Speed Class 10, or UHS Speed Class U1 or faster)
When shooting movies in AVCHD or MP4 format
Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2)
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Memory Stick Micro (M2) (Mark2)
SD memory card / microSD memory card (SD Speed Class 4 or faster, or UHS Speed
Class U1 or faster)
SDHC memory card / microSDHC memory card (SD Speed Class 4 or faster, or UHS
Speed Class U1 or faster)
SDXC memory card / microSDXC memory card (SD Speed Class 4 or faster, or UHS
Speed Class U1 or faster)
Note
Not all memory cards are guaranteed to operate correctly.
When you use a memory card with the camera for the first time, it is recommended that
you format the card on the camera before use for more stable performance of the memory
card.
Note that formatting erases all data on the memory card permanently, and is irreversible.
Save valuable data on a computer, etc.
Images recorded on an SDXC memory card cannot be imported to or played on
computers or AV devices that are not compatible with exFAT when connected using a
micro USB cable. Make sure that the device is compatible with exFAT before connecting
it to the camera. If you connect your camera to an incompatible device, you may be
prompted to format the card. Never format the card in response to this prompt, as doing
so will erase all data on the card. (exFAT is the file system used on SDXC memory
cards.)
[22] How to Use Preparing the camera Setting the language, date and time
Setting language, date and time
When you turn on the camera for the first time or after you have initialized the functions, the
setting screen for language, date and time will appear.
1. Turn on the camera.
The language setting screen will appear and then setting screen for date and time will
appear.
2. Select your language, and then press .
3. Check that [Enter] is selected on the screen, then press on the control wheel.
4. Select your desired geographic location, and then press .
5. Select a setting item using the up/down side of the control wheel or by turning the
control wheel, then press in the center.
6. Set [Daylight Savings], [Date/Time], and [Date Format] using the up/down/left/right
sides, then press in the center.
Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to set other items, then select [Enter] and press in the center.
To cancel the date and time setting procedure, press the MENU button.
Note
If the date and time setting is cancelled halfway, the setting screen for the date and time
appears every time you turn on the camera.
[23] How to Use Confirming the operation method Confirming the operation method
Using the control wheel
You can select setting items by turning or pressing the top/bottom/right/left side of the control
wheel. Your selection is determined when you press on the center of the control wheel.
The DISP (Display Setting) is assigned to the top side of the control wheel. You can assign
selected functions to the left/right/bottom side of the control wheel or to in the center,
and to the rotation of the control wheel.
During playback, you can display the next/previous image by pressing the right/left side of
the control wheel or by turning the control wheel.
[24] How to Use Confirming the operation method Confirming the operation method
Using the control dial
By turning the control dial (A), you can instantly change settings as needed for various
shooting modes.
Icons and function names are displayed on the screen as follows.
Ex.
: Tv: shutter speed
[25] How to Use Confirming the operation method Confirming the operation method
Using MENU items
In this section, you learn how to change settings related to all camera operations and
execute camera functions including shooting, playback, and operation methods.
1. Press MENU button to display the MENU items.
2. Select the desired MENU item using the up/down/left/right side of the control wheel or
by turning the control wheel, and then press in the center of the control wheel.
The display may move directly from step 1 to step 3 depending on the [Tile Menu]
setting.
3. Select the desired setting item by pressing the up/down/left/right side on the control
wheel or by turning the control wheel, and then press on the center of the control
wheel.
Select an icon at the top of the screen and press the left/right side of the control
wheel to move to another MENU item.
4. Select the desired setting value, and press to confirm.
[26] How to Use Confirming the operation method Confirming the operation method
Using the Fn (Function) button
You can register frequently used functions to the Fn (function) button and recall them while
shooting. Up to 12 frequently used functions can be registered to the Fn (Function) button.
1. Press the DISP button, and then press the Fn (Function) button in a screen mode other
than [For viewfinder].
2. Select a function to be registered by pressing the up/down/left/right side of the control
wheel.
3. Select the desired setting by turning the control wheel, and press in the center of
the control wheel.
Some functions can be fine-tuned using the control dial.
Performing settings on the dedicated screen
Select the desired function in step 2, then press on the center of the control wheel. The
dedicated setting screen for the function appears. Follow the operating guide (A) to perform
the settings.
[27] How to Use Confirming the operation method Confirming the operation method
Using the "Quick Navi"
You can change the settings directly using the Quick Navi screen when using the viewfinder.
The displayed contents and their position are just a guideline, and may differ from the actual
display.
1. MENU→ (Custom Settings)[DISP Button] [Monitor] [For viewfinder]
[Enter].
2. Press the DISP (Display Setting) button on the control wheel repeatedly until the screen
is set to [For viewfinder].
3. Press Fn (Function) button to switch the screen to Quick Navi screen.
In Auto Mode or Scene Selection mode
In P/A/S/M/Sweep Panorama mode
4. Select the desired function by pressing the up/down/left/right side of the control wheel.
5. Turn the control wheel to select the desired setting.
Some setting values can be finely adjusted by turning the control dial.
Performing settings on the dedicated screen
Select the desired function in step 4, then press on the center of the control wheel. The
dedicated setting screen for the function appears. Follow the operating guide (A) to perform
the settings.
Note
Gray items on the Quick Navi screen are not available.
When using [Creative Style], some of the setup tasks can be accomplished only on a
designated screen.
[28] How to Use Shooting Shooting still images/movies
Shooting still images
Shoots still images.
1. Set the shooting mode to (Auto Mode).
2. Adjust the monitor angle, and hold the camera. Or look through the viewfinder and hold
the camera.
3. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
When the image is in focus, the indicator ( or ) lights up.
The shortest shooting distance is approximately 30 cm (1 ft.) from the image sensor.
4. Press the shutter button fully down.
Focus indicator
lights:
Image is in the focus.
flashes:
The focusing has failed.
lights:
Image is in the focus. The focused position will change to suit the motion of the subject.
lights:
The focusing is in progress.
Hint
When the product cannot focus automatically, the focus indicator flashes and the beep
does not sound. Either recompose the shot or change the focus setting.
Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
It is dark and the subject is distant.
The contrast of the subject is poor.
The subject is seen through glass.
The subject is moving quickly.
There is reflective light or shiny surfaces.
There is a flashing light.
The subject is backlit.
Continuously repetitive pattern, such as the appearance of a building.
The subjects in the focus area have different focal distances.
If you turn the macro switching ring (A) to “0,2 m-0,35 m”, the shooting mode will switch
to macro. The shortest shooting distance will now be approximately 0.2 m (0.65 ft.).
Macro is useful for shooting close-ups of subjects such as flowers or food.
[29] How to Use Shooting Shooting still images/movies
Shooting movies
You can record movies by pressing the MOVIE (Movie) button.
1. Press the MOVIE button to start recording.
2. Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Hint
You can assign the start/stop movie recording function to a preferred key. MENU
(Custom Settings) [Custom Key(Shoot.)]set the function to the preferred key.
When you want to specify the area to be focused on, set the area using [Focus Area].
To keep the focus on a face, arrange the composition so that the focus area frame and
face detection frame overlap, or set the [Focus Area] to [Wide].
Note
To adjust the shutter speed and aperture value to the desired settings, set the shooting
mode to (Movie).
The sound of the MOVIE button operating may also be recorded when you press the
MOVIE button to stop recording.
For the continuous shooting time of a movie recording, refer to “Recordable time of
movies.” When movie recording is finished, you can restart recording by pressing the
MOVIE button again. Recording may stop to protect the product, depending on the
temperature of the product or the battery.
When shooting, the sound of the shoulder strap hooks (triangular hook) could be
recorded, depending on the situation used.
When the mode dial is set to (Movie) or when shooting movies, you cannot select
[Lock-on AF] for [Focus Area].
[30] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
List of mode dial functions
You can select the desired shooting mode by turning the mode dial.
Available functions
(Auto Mode):
Allows you to shoot still images of any subject under any condition with good results by
setting the values determined appropriate by the product.
(Program Auto):
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and
the aperture value (F value)). Also you can select various settings using the menu.
(Aperture Priority):
Allows you to adjust the aperture and shoot when you want to blur the background, etc.
(Shutter Priority):
Allows you to shoot fast-moving subjects etc., by manually adjusting the shutter speed.
(Manual Exposure):
Allows you to shoot still images with the desired exposure by adjusting the exposure (both
the shutter speed and the aperture value (F value)).
1/2/3 (Memory recall):
Allows you to shoot an image after recalling often-used modes or numeric settings
registered in advance.
(Movie):
Allows you to change the setting for movie recording.
(Sweep Panorama):
Allows you to shoot a panoramic image by compositing the images.
SCN (Scene Selection):
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
[31] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
Intelligent Auto
The camera shoots with automatic scene recognition.
1. Set the mode dial to (Auto Mode).
2. MENU (Camera Settings)[Auto Mode] [Intelligent Auto].
When [Mode Dial Guide] is set to [On], you can select the desired settings after you
have changed the position of the mode dial.
3. Point the camera to the subject.
When the camera recognized the scene, the icon for the recognized scene appears on
the screen.
4. Adjust the focus and shoot the image.
Note
The product will not recognize the scene when you shoot images with zoom functions.
The product may not properly recognize the scene under certain shooting conditions.
[32] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
Superior Auto
The camera shoots with automatic scene recognition. This mode takes clear images of dark
or backlit scenes.
For low-lit or backlit scenes, if necessary the camera may shoot multiple images and create
a composite image, etc., to record higher quality images than in Intelligent Auto mode.
1. Set the mode dial to (Auto Mode).
2. MENU (Camera Settings)[Auto Mode][Superior Auto].
When [Mode Dial Guide] is set to [On], you can select the desired settings after you
have changed the position of the mode dial.
3. Point the camera to the subject.
When the camera recognizes a scene, the scene recognition icon appears on the
screen. If necessary, (overlay icon) may appear.
4. Adjust the focus and shoot the image.
Note
When the product is used to create composite images, the recording process takes longer
than usual.
The product will not recognize the scene when you use zoom functions.
The product may not properly recognize a scene under some shooting conditions.
When [ Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the product cannot create a
composite image.
[33] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
About Scene Recognition
Scene Recognition operates in [Intelligent Auto] mode and [Superior Auto] mode.
This function allows the product to automatically recognize the shooting conditions and
shoot the image.
Scene Recognition:
When the product recognizes certain scenes, the following icons and guides are displayed
on the first line:
(Portrait)
(Infant)
(Night Portrait)
(Night Scene)
(Backlight Portrait)
(Backlight)
(Landscape)
(Macro)
(Spotlight)
(Low Light)
When the product recognizes certain conditions, the following icons are displayed on the
second line:
(Tripod)
(Move)
(Move (Bright))
(Move (Dark))
Note
When [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [Off], the [Portrait], [Backlight Portrait], [Night Portrait]
and [Infant] scenes are not recognized.
[34] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
The advantages of automatic shooting
This camera is equipped with the following three automatic shooting modes: [Intelligent
Auto], [Superior Auto], and [Program Auto].
(Intelligent Auto):
Allows you to shoot with automatic scene recognition.
(Superior Auto):
Allows you to shoot with automatic scene recognition. This mode takes clear images of dark
or backlit scenes.
P (Program Auto):
Allows you to adjust various shooting settings such as white balance or ISO value, etc.
Aperture value and shutter speed are automatically set by the camera.
Hint
In [Superior Auto] mode and when the (overlay icon) is displayed, be sure not to
move the camera before the multiple shots are recorded.
In [Program Auto] mode, you can change the combination of shutter speed and aperture
value while maintaining the correct exposure by turning the control dial. This function is
called "Program Shift" (P*).
Note
In [Superior Auto] mode, the recording process takes longer, since the product creates a
composite image. In this case, the (overlay icon) is displayed and the shutter sound
is heard multiple times, but only one image is recorded.
For [Intelligent Auto] and [Superior Auto] mode, most of the functions are set
automatically, and you cannot adjust the settings on your own.
[35] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
Program Auto
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and
the aperture value).
You can set shooting functions such as [ISO].
1. Set the mode dial to P (Program Auto).
2. Set the shooting functions to your desired settings.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
Program Shift
You can change the shutter speed and aperture (F-value) combination by rotating the
control dial, without changing the appropriate exposure that is set by this product. This
function is available when you do not use the flash.
P on the screen changes toP* when you turn the control dial.
To cancel program shift, set the shooting mode to other than [Program Auto], or turn off
the camera.
Note
According to the brightness of the environment, the program shift may not be used.
Set the shooting mode to another one thanP or turn off the power to cancel the setting
you made.
When the brightness changes, the aperture (F-value) and shutter speed also change
while maintaining the shift amount.
[36] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
Sweep Panorama
Allows you to create a single panoramic image from multiple images shot while panning the
camera.
1. Set the mode dial to (Sweep Panorama).
2. Point the camera at the subject.
3. While pressing the shutter button halfway down, aim the camera at one end of the
desired panoramic composition.
(A) This part will not be shot.
4. Press the shutter button fully down.
5. Pan the camera to the end of the guide in the direction of the arrow on the monitor.
(B) Guidance bar
Note
If the entire angle of the panoramic shot is not achieved within the set time, a gray area
occurs in the composite image. If this happens, move the product faster to record the full
panoramic image.
When [Wide] is selected for [Panorama: Size], the entire angle of the panoramic shot may
not be achieved within the given time. If this happens, try shooting after changing
[Panorama: Size] to [Standard].
Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part may not be recorded
smoothly in some cases.
The images may be blurred in dark scenes.
When a light source such as a fluorescent light flickers, the brightness and color of a
stitched image may not be consistent.
When the whole angle of panoramic shooting and the AE/AF locked angle are very
different in brightness and focus, the shooting may not be successful. If this happens,
change AE/AF locked angle and shoot again.
The following situations are not suited for shooting Sweep Panorama:
Moving subjects.
Subjects that are too close to the product.
Subjects with continuously similar patterns, such as the sky, beach, or a lawn.
Subjects with constant change such as waves or water falls.
Subjects with brightness widely different from its surroundings such as the sun or a light bulb.
The Sweep Panorama shooting may be interrupted in the following situations.
When the camera is panned too fast or too slow.
The subject is too blurry.
Hint
You can turn the control dial on the shooting screen to select the shooting direction.
[37] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
Scene Selection
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
1. Set the mode dial to SCN (Scene Selection).
2. Turn the control dial to select the desired setting.
When [Mode Dial Guide] is set to [On], you can select the desired settings after you
have changed the position of the mode dial.
Menu item details
Portrait:
Blurs background and sharpens the subject. Accentuates the skin tones softly.
Sports Action:
Shoots a moving subject at a fast shutter speed so that the subject looks as if it is standing
still. The product shoots images continuously while the shutter button is pressed.
Landscape:
Shoots the entire range of a scenery in sharp focus with vivid colors.
Sunset:
Shoots the red of the sunset beautifully.
Night Scene:
Shoots night scenes without losing the dark atmosphere.
Hand-held Twilight:
Shoots night scenes with less noise and blur without using a tripod. A burst of shots are
taken, and image processing is applied to reduce subject blur, camera-shake, and noise.
Night Portrait:
Shoots night scene portraits using the flash.
Anti Motion Blur:
Allows you to shoot indoor shots without using the flash and reduces subject blur. The
product shoots burst images and combines them to create the image, reducing subject blur
and noise.
Note
Under the following settings, the shutter speed is slower, so use of a tripod is
recommended to prevent the image from blurring:
[Night Scene]
[Night Portrait]
In the [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] mode, the shutter clicks 4 times and an
image is recorded.
If you select [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] with [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the
image quality becomes [Fine] temporarily.
Reducing blur is less effective even in [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur] when
shooting the following subjects:
Subjects with erratic movement.
Subjects that are too close to the product.
Subjects with continuously similar patterns, such as the sky, a beach, or a lawn.
Subjects with constant change such as waves or water falls.
In the case of [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur], block noise may occur when
using a light source that flickers, such as fluorescent lighting.
Hint
To change the scene, rotate the control dial on the shooting screen and select a new
scene.
[38] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
Shutter Priority
You can express the movement of a moving subject in various ways by adjusting the shutter
speed, for example, at the instant of the movement with high speed shutter, or as a trailing
image with low speed shutter. The shutter speed can be changed while recording movies.
1. Set the mode dial to S (Shutter Priority).
2. Select the desired value by turning the control dial.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
The aperture is automatically adjusted to obtain proper exposure.
Note
If proper exposure cannot be obtained after setup, the aperture value on the shooting
screen blinks. Although you can shoot as it is, resetting is recommended.
Use a tripod to prevent blurring when you use a slow shutter speed.
When the shutter speed is 1 second(s) or longer, noise reduction will be done after
shooting for the same amount of time that the shutter was open. However, you cannot
shoot any more while noise reduction is in progress.
The brightness of the image on the monitor may differ from the actual image being shot.
Hint
When a faster shutter speed is used, moving subjects, such as a running person, cars, or
sea spray come out as if they are frozen in their movements. When a slower shutter
speed is used, a trailing image of the movement of the subject is captured to create a
more natural and dynamic image.
[39] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
Aperture Priority
You can shoot by adjusting the aperture and changing the range in focus, or by defocusing
the background. The aperture value can be changed while recording movies.
1. Set the mode dial to A (Aperture Priority).
2. Select the desired value by turning the aperture ring.
Smaller F-value: The subject is in focus, but objects in front of and beyond the
subject are blurred.
Larger F-value: The subject and its foreground and background are all in focus.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted to obtain proper exposure.
Note
If proper exposure cannot be obtained after setup, the shutter speed on the shooting
screen blinks. Although you can shoot as it is, resetting is recommended.
The brightness of the image on the screen may differ from the actual image being shot.
Hint
Smaller F-value (opening the aperture) narrows the range that is in focus. This allows you
to put the subject in sharp focus and blur objects in front of and beyond the subject (depth
of field becomes shallower). Larger F-value (narrowing down the aperture) widens the
range that is in focus. This allows you to shoot the depth of the scenery (depth of field
becomes deeper).
[40] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
Manual Exposure
You can shoot with the desired exposure setting by adjusting both the shutter speed and
aperture. The shutter speed and the aperture value can be changed while recording movies.
1. Set the mode dial to M (Manual Exposure).
2. Select the desired aperture value by turning the aperture ring.
Select the desired shutter speed by turning the control dial.
When [ISO] is set to other than [ISO AUTO], use MM (Metered Manual) to check the
exposure value.
Toward +: Images become brighter.
Toward -: Images become darker.
0: Appropriate exposure analyzed by the product.
3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
Note
When [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO], the ISO value automatically changes to achieve the
appropriate exposure using the aperture value and shutter speed you have set. If the
aperture value and shutter speed you have set are not suitable for appropriate exposure,
the ISO value indicator will blink.
The Metered Manual indicator does not appear when [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO].
When the amount of ambient light exceeds the metering range of the Metered Manual,
the Metered Manual indicator flashes.
The brightness of the image on the monitor may differ from the actual image being shot.
Hint
You can change the shutter speed and aperture (F-value) combination without changing
the set exposure value by rotating the aperture ring while pressing the AEL button.
(Manual shift)
[41] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
BULB
You can shoot a trailing image of the movement of a subject with long exposure.
BULB is suitable for shooting trails of light, such as fireworks.
1. Set the mode dial to M (Manual Exposure).
2. Turn the control dial clockwise until [BULB] is indicated.
3. Select the aperture value (F-value) using the aperture ring.
4. Press the shutter button halfway down to adjust the focus.
5. Press and hold the shutter button for the duration of the shooting.
As long as the shutter button is pressed, the shutter remains open.
Note
Since the shutter speed becomes slow and the camera-shake tends to occur more easily,
it is recommended that you use a tripod.
The longer the exposure time, the more noise will be visible on the image.
After shooting, noise reduction will be done for the same amount of time that the shutter
was open. However, you cannot shoot any more while noise reduction is in progress.
You cannot set the shutter speed to [BULB] in the following situations:
When the [Smile Shutter] function is activated.
When the [Auto HDR] function is activated.
When [Picture Effect] is set to [HDR Painting] or [Rich-tone Mono.].
When the [Multi Frame NR] function is activated.
When the [Drive Mode] function is set to the following modes:
[Cont. Shooting]
[Cont. Bracket]
[Spd Priority Cont.]
[Self-timer(Cont)]
[LPF Bracket]
If you use the above functions when the shutter speed is set to [BULB], the shutter speed
is temporarily set to 30 seconds.
Hint
Images shot in [BULB] mode tend to be blurry. We recommend that you use a tripod or a
remote commander (sold separately) that has a shutter button lock function.
[42] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
Memory recall
Allows you to shoot an image after recalling often-used modes or camera settings registered
in advance.
1. Set the mode dial to 1, 2 or 3 (Memory recall).
2. Press on the center of the control wheel.
Note
Register shooting settings in advance by [Memory].
If you set [Memory recall] after completing the shooting settings, the registered settings
are given priority and the original settings may become invalid. Check the indicators on
the screen before shooting.
[43] How to Use Shooting Selecting a shooting mode
Movie
You can adjust the shutter speed or aperture value to your desired settings for recording
movies. You can also check the image angle before shooting.
1. Set the mode dial to (Movie).
2. MENU (Camera Settings)[Movie]desired setting.
When [Mode Dial Guide] is set to [On], you can select the desired settings after you
have changed the position of the mode dial.
3. Press the MOVIE (movie) button to start recording.
Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Menu item details
Program Auto:
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and
the aperture value).
Aperture Priority:
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value manually.
Shutter Priority:
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually.
Manual Exposure:
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (both the shutter speed and the aperture
value) manually.
[44] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the zoom
Zoom
This product is not equipped with a zoom lens, but a zoom function is available.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Zoom] press the left/right side of the control
wheel or turn the control wheel to adjust the zoom scale.
Hint
When you select other than [Smart zoom only] for [Zoom Setting], you can exceed the
zoom range of the smart zoom to zoom images.
[45] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the zoom
The zoom features available with this product
The zoom feature of the product provides a higher magnification zoom by combining various
zoom features. The icon displayed on the screen changes, according to the selected zoom
feature.
1. Smart Zoom range ( )
Zoom images without causing the original quality to deteriorate by partially cropping an
image (only when the image size is [M] or [S]).
2. Clear Image Zoom range ()
Zoom images using an image process with less deterioration. Set [Zoom Setting] to
[On:ClearImage Zoom] or [On:Digital Zoom] first.
3. Digital Zoom range ()
You can magnify images using an image process. When you select [On:Digital Zoom]
for [Zoom Setting], you can use this zoom function.
Note
The default setting for [Image Size] is [L]. To use the smart zoom change [ Image
Size] to [M] or [S].
Zoom functions are not available when shooting in the following situations:
Shooting mode is set to [Sweep Panorama].
[Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG].
[Record Setting] is set to [120p]/[100p].
You cannot use the Smart Zoom function with movies.
When you use zoom functions, [Metering Mode] is fixed to [Multi].
When using zoom functions, the following functions are not available.
[Smile/Face Detect.]
Lock-on AF
[Auto Obj. Framing]
To use zoom function for movies, assign [Zoom] to the desired button using [Custom
Key(Shoot.)].
[46] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the zoom
Zoom Setting
You can select the zoom setting of the product.
1. MENU (Custom Settings) [Zoom Setting] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Smart zoom only:
Smart zoom is activated. You can use the Smart Zoom function if you set [Image Size]
to [M] or [S].
On:ClearImage Zoom:
Even if the zoom range of the smart zoom is exceeded, the product magnifies images within
the range in which image quality does not deteriorate significantly.
On:Digital Zoom:
When the zoom range of the [Clear Image Zoom] is exceeded, the product magnifies
images to the largest scale. However, the image quality will deteriorate.
Note
Set [Smart zoom only] if you want to magnify images within the range in which image
quality does not deteriorate.
[47] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the zoom
About zoom scale
The zoom scale changes according to the selected image size.
When [ Aspect Ratio] is [3:2]
[Zoom Setting]: [Smart zoom only]
[Image Size]: L -, M 1.5×, S
[Zoom Setting]: [On:ClearImage Zoom]
[Image Size]: L 2×, M 3.1×, S
[Zoom Setting]: [On:Digital Zoom]
[Image Size]: L 4×, M 6.2×, S
[48] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the zoom
Smart Telecon.
Smart Teleconverter magnifies and trims the center of the image, then records it.
1. MENU (Custom Settings) [Custom Key(Shoot.)] assign the [Smart
Telecon.] function to the desired key.
2. Magnify an image by pressing the key to which you have assigned [Smart Telecon.].
The settings change each time you press the key.
[49] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the flash
Using flash (sold separately)
In dark environments, use the flash to light up the subject while shooting and to prevent
camera-shake. When shooting against the sun, use the flash to lighten the image of the
backlit subject.
1. Attach the flash (sold separately) to the product.
2. Press the shutter button fully down.
Note
You cannot use the flash when recording movies.
While charging the flash, flashes. After charging is completed, the flashing icon will
light up.
Before attaching/removing an accessory such as a flash to/from the Multi Interface Shoe,
turn off the product first.
When attaching an accessory, insert it fully to the Multi Interface Shoe and screw tightly.
Also, make sure that the accessory is fixed securely to the product.
If you raise the flash with the viewfinder up, the flash may make contact with the
viewfinder. Be careful when doing so.
Do not use a commercially available flash with high-voltage synchro terminals or with
reverse polarity.
[50] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the flash
Notes on using the flash
When using the flash, note the following points.
You cannot use the flash when recording movies.
While charging the flash, the indicator flashes. When the charging of the flash is
finished, the indicator lights up.
Do not use a commercially available flash with high-voltage synchro terminals or with
reverse polarity, it may cause a malfunction.
[51] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the flash
Flash Mode
You can set the flash mode.
1. MENU (Camera Settings) [Flash Mode] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Flash Off:
The flash does not operate.
Autoflash:
The flash works in dark environments or when shooting towards bright light.
Fill-flash:
The flash works every time you trigger the shutter.
Slow Sync.:
The flash works every time you trigger the shutter. Slow sync shooting allows you to shoot a
clear image of both the subject and the background by slowing the shutter speed.
Rear Sync.:
The flash works right before the exposure is completed every time you trigger the shutter.
Rear sync shooting allows you to shoot a natural image of the trail of a moving subject such
as a moving car or a walking person.
Wireless:
Using a wireless flash creates a shading effect that gives the subject a more 3D appearance
than when using an attached flash.
This mode is effective when you attach a remote control-compatible external flash (sold
separately) to the product, and shoot with a wireless flash (sold separately), placed away
from the product.
Note
The default setting depends on the shooting mode.
Available flash mode depends on the shooting mode.
[52] How to Use Using shooting functions Using the flash
Flash Comp.
Adjusts the amount of flash light in a range of –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV.
Flash compensation changes the amount of flash light only. Exposure compensation
changes the amount of flash light along with the change of the shutter speed and aperture.
1. MENU (Camera Settings) [Flash Comp.] → desired setting.
Selecting higher values (+ side) makes the flash level higher, and lower values (– side)
makes the flash level lower.
Note
[Flash Comp.] does not work when the shooting mode is set to the following modes:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Sweep Panorama]
[Scene Selection]
The higher flash effect may not be visible due to the limited amount of flash light
available, if the subject is outside the maximum range of the flash. If the subject is very
close, the lower flash effect may not be visible.
[53] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a screen display mode
Switching the screen display (Shooting)
You can change the display contents on the screen.
1. Press the DISP (Display Setting) button.
Each time you press the DISP button, the recording information display changes.
Graphic Display
Display All Info.
No Disp. Info.
Histogram
Level
For viewfinder*
*[For viewfinder] is displayed only on the screen.
Some display modes are not available in the default settings.
To change the display modes, press MENU (Custom Settings)[DISP Button] and
change the setting.
Note
Histogram is not displayed during panorama shooting.
In movie mode, [For viewfinder] cannot be displayed.
Hint
You can select different settings for both the viewfinder and the monitor. Look through the
viewfinder to set the display settings for the viewfinder.
To hide the grid lines displayed during still image shooting, select MENU (Custom
Settings)[Grid Line] [Off].
To hide the marker displayed during movie recording, select MENU (Custom
Settings)[Marker Display][Off].
[54] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a screen display mode
Switching between the viewfinder and the screen
The displays on the viewfinder and screen may differ depending on the viewfinder status and
the [FINDER/MONITOR] setting.
When the viewfinder is closed
The image is displayed on the screen only regardless of the [FINDER/MONITOR] setting.
When you look into the viewfinder
If [FINDER/MONITOR] is set to [Auto] or [Viewfinder(Manual)], the image is displayed in the
viewfinder only.
When you are not looking into the viewfinder
If [FINDER/MONITOR] is set to [Auto] or [Monitor(Manual)], the image is displayed only
on the screen.
If [FINDER/MONITOR] is set to [Viewfinder(Manual)], the image is displayed in the
viewfinder only.
[55] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a screen display mode
DISP Button (Finder)
Allows you to set the screen display modes that can be selected for the viewfinder using
(Display Setting) in shooting mode.
1. MENU (Custom Settings)[DISP Button] [Finder] desired setting
[Enter].
The items marked with are available.
Menu item details
Graphic Display:
Shows basic shooting information. Graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture value.
Display All Info.:
Shows recording information.
No Disp. Info.:
Does not show recording information.
Histogram:
Displays the luminance distribution graphically.
Level:
Indicates whether the product is level in both the horizontal and front-back directions. When
the product is level in both directions, the indicator turns to green.
[56] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a screen display mode
DISP Button (Monitor)
Allows you to set the screen display modes that can be selected for the monitor using
(Display Setting) in shooting mode.
1. MENU (Custom Settings)[DISP Button] [Monitor] desired setting
[Enter].
The items marked with are available.
Menu item details
Graphic Display:
Shows basic shooting information. Graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture value.
Display All Info.:
Shows recording information.
No Disp. Info.:
Does not show recording information.
Histogram:
Displays the luminance distribution graphically.
Level:
Indicates whether the product is level in both the horizontal and front-back directions. When
the product is level in both directions, the indicator turns to green.
For viewfinder:
Displays information suited for shooting with the viewfinder.
[57] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting still image size/image quality
Image Size (still image)
The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed on
large-format paper. The smaller the image size, the more images can be recorded.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[ Image Size]desired setting.
Menu item details
Image size when [ Aspect Ratio] is 3:2
L: 42M
7952×5304 pixels
M: 18M
5168×3448 pixels
S: 11M
3984×2656 pixels
Image size when [ Aspect Ratio] is 4:3
L: 38M
7072×5304 pixels
M: 16M
4592×3448 pixels
S: 9.4M
3536×2656 pixels
Image size when [ Aspect Ratio] is 16:9
L: 36M
7952×4472 pixels
M: 15M
5168×2912 pixels
S: 8.9M
3984×2240 pixels
Image size when [ Aspect Ratio] is 1:1
L: 28M
5296×5296 pixels
M: 12M
3440×3440 pixels
S: 7.1M
2656×2656 pixels
Note
When [ Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the image size for RAW images
corresponds to [L].
[58] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting still image size/image quality
Aspect Ratio (still image)
Sets the aspect ratio of still images.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Aspect Ratio] desired setting.
Menu item details
3:2:
Suitable for standard prints.
4:3:
For shooting in a size suitable for viewing on a computer.
16:9:
For viewing on a high-definition TV.
1:1:
For shooting in composition as a medium format camera.
[59] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting still image size/image quality
Quality (still image)
Selects the compression format of still images.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[ Quality] desired setting.
Menu item details
RAW:
File format: RAW
Digital processing is not performed on this file format. Select this format to process images
on a computer for professional purposes.
The image size is fixed to the maximum size. The image size is not displayed on the
screen.
RAW & JPEG:
File format: RAW + JPEG
A RAW image and a JPEG image are created at the same time. This is suitable when you
need 2 image files, a JPEG for viewing, and a RAW for editing.
The JPEG image quality is set to [Fine].
Extra fine:
File format: JPEG
The image is compressed in the JPEG format and recorded using a higher quality than with
[Fine].
Fine:
File format: JPEG
The image is compressed in the JPEG format when recorded.
Standard:
File format: JPEG
The image is compressed in the JPEG format when recorded. Since the compression rate of
[Standard] is higher than that of [Fine], the file size of [Standard] is smaller than that of
[Fine]. This will allow more files to be recorded on 1 memory card, but the image quality will
be lower.
About RAW images
To open a RAW image file recorded with this camera, the software Image Data Converter
is needed. With Image Data Converter, you can open a RAW image file, then convert it
into a popular image format such as JPEG or TIFF, or readjust the white balance,
saturation or contrast of the image.
You cannot apply [Auto HDR] or [Picture Effect] functions with RAW images.
RAW images recorded with this camera have a resolution of 14 bits per pixel. However,
resolution is limited to 12 bits in the following shooting modes:
[Long Exposure NR]
[BULB]
Continuous shooting (including continuous shooting in [Superior Auto] mode.)
Note
If you do not intend to edit the images on your computer, we recommend that you record
in JPEG format.
You cannot add DPOF (print order) registration marks to RAW images.
[60] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting still image size/image quality
RAW File Type (still image)
Selects the file type for RAW images.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[RAW File Type]desired setting.
Menu item details
Compressed:
Records images in compressed RAW format.
Uncompressed:
Records images in uncompressed RAW format. When [Uncompressed] is selected for [
RAW File Type], the file size of the image will be larger than if it were recorded in
compressed RAW format.
Note
When [Uncompressed] is selected for [RAW File Type], the icon on the screen
switches to . is also displayed while an image shot in uncompressed RAW
format is played back.
[61] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting still image size/image quality
Panorama: Size
Sets the image size when shooting panoramic images. The image size varies depending on
the [Panorama: Direction] setting.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Panorama: Size] desired setting.
Menu item details
When [Panorama: Direction] is [Up] or [Down]
Standard: 3872×2160
Wide: 5536×2160
When [Panorama: Direction] is [Left] or [Right]
Standard: 8192×1856
Wide: 12416×1856
[62] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting still image size/image quality
Panorama: Direction
Sets the direction to pan the camera when shooting panoramic images.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Panorama: Direction] desired setting.
Menu item details
Right:
Pan the camera from the left to the right.
Left:
Pan the camera from the right to the left.
Up:
Pan the camera from the bottom to the top.
Down:
Pan the camera from the top to the bottom.
[63] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Changing the focus method using the focus mode dial
You can select the focusing method to suit the movement of the subject.
1. Turn the focus mode dial (A) to select the desired focus method.
Focus mode details
S (Single-shot AF):
The camera focuses and the focus is locked when you press the shutter button halfway
down. Use this mode when the subject is motionless.
C (Continuous AF):
The camera continues to focus while the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down.
Use this mode when the subject is in motion.
DMF (DMF):
After focusing automatically, make fine focus adjustment manually (Direct Manual Focus).
MF (Manual Focus):
Adjusts the focus manually.
Note
If the subject is too close, the image may show any dust or fingerprints on the lens. Wipe
the lens with a soft cloth, etc.
Once you change the focus method, the set focus distance is erased.
When [Focus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF], the beep does not sound when focus is
achieved.
Hint
If you cannot achieve focus for the intended subject using auto focus, select MF or DMF,
then shoot again.
[64] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Focus Area
Selects the focusing area. Use this function when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto
focus mode. The setting applies to both still images and movies.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Focus Area] desired setting.
Menu item details
Wide:
Focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the image.
When you press the shutter button halfway down in still image shooting mode, a green frame
is displayed around the area that is in focus.
Center:
Focuses automatically on a subject in the center of the image. When used together with the
AF lock function, you can compose the image you want.
Flexible Spot:
Allows you to move the AF range frame to the desired point on the screen and focus on an
extremely small subject in a narrow area.
Expand Flexible Spot:
If the product fails to focus on the single selected point, it uses the focus points around the
flexible spot as the second priority area to achieve focus.
Lock-on AF:
When the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down, the product tracks the subject
within the selected autofocus area. Point the cursor to [Lock-on AF] on the [Focus Area]
setting screen, then select the desired tracking start area using the left/right sides of the
control wheel. You can move the tracking start area to a desired point by designating the
area to be the flexible spot or expand flexible spot.
Note
When the mode dial is set to (Movie) or when shooting movies, you cannot select
[Lock-on AF] for [Focus Area].
You can select [Lock-on AF] only when the focus mode is set to [Continuous AF].
A dotted square may appear around the whole screen in the clear image zoom, digital
zoom, or smart zoom range in order to focus using the entire frame.
[65] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Phase detection AF
When there are phase detection AF points within the auto focus area, the product uses the
combined autofocus of the phase detection AF and contrast AF.
Note
When the F-value is set to F9.0 or more, you cannot use the phase detection AF. Only
contrast AF is available.
[66] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Center Lock-on AF
When you press the center button, the camera detects the subject positioned in the center of
the screen and continues to track the subject.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Center Lock-on AF] [On].
2. Align the target frame (A) over the subject and press in the center of the control
wheel.
Press again to stop tracking.
If the camera loses track of the subject, it can detect when the subject reappears on
the monitor and resume tracking.
3. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot the image.
Note
[Center Lock-on AF] may not function very well in the following situations:
The subject is moving too quickly.
The subject is too small, or too large.
The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
It is dark.
The ambient light changes.
Lock-on AF does not work in the following situations:
In [Sweep Panorama] mode
When [Scene Selection] is set to [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur]
When shooting in Manual Focus mode
When using the digital zoom
The camera may not be able to resume tracking for a while after it loses the track of the
subject.
[67] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Focus-lock
Shoots images with the focus locked on the desired subject in auto focus mode.
1. Select AF-S by rotating the focus mode dial.
2. Place the subject within the AF area and press the shutter button halfway down.
The focus is locked.
3. Keep pressing the shutter button halfway down, and place the subject back in the
original position to re-compose the shot.
4. Press the shutter button down fully to take the picture.
[68] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Manual Focus
When it is difficult to get the proper focus in autofocus mode, you can adjust the focus
manually. The setting applies to both still images and movies.
1. Rotate the focus mode dial to select MF.
2. Rotate the focus ring to achieve sharp focus.
When you rotate the focus ring, the focus distance is displayed on the screen.
3. Press the shutter button fully down to take the picture.
Note
When you use the viewfinder, adjust the diopter level to obtain the correct focus on the
viewfinder.
If you re-select the [Focus Mode], any focus distance that you set manually will be
canceled.
[69] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Direct manual focus (DMF)
You can make fine adjustments manually after the focus is locked.
You can quickly focus on a subject rather than using the manual focus from the beginning.
This is convenient in cases such as macro shooting.
1. Select DMF by rotating the focus mode dial.
2. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus automatically.
3. Keep the shutter button halfway down, rotate the focusing ring to achieve a sharper
focus.
When you rotate the focus ring, the focus distance is displayed on the screen.
4. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image.
[70] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
MF Assist (still image)
Enlarges the image on the screen automatically to make manual focusing easier. This works
in Manual Focus or Direct Manual Focus shooting.
1. MENU (Custom Settings) [MF Assist] [On].
2. Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus.
The image is enlarged. You can magnify images further by pressing on the
center of the control wheel.
Note
You cannot use [MF Assist] when shooting movies.
Hint
You can set how long the image is to be shown magnified by selecting MENU
(Custom Settings) [Focus Magnif. Time].
[71] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Focus Magnifier
You can check the focus by enlarging the image before shooting.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Focus Magnifier].
2. Press on the center of the control wheel to enlarge the image and select the
position you want to enlarge using up/down/left/right side of the control wheel.
When is pressed for the third time, the focus magnifier closes and the normal
shooting display is restored.
3. Confirm the focus.
4. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot the image.
Hint
When focusing manually, you can adjust the focus while an image is magnified.
The [Focus Magnifier] function will be canceled when the shutter button is pressed
halfway.
You can record images while an image is enlarged, but the product records a full-display
image.
The [Focus Magnifier] function will be canceled after shooting.
You can set how long the image is to be shown magnified by selecting MENU
(Custom Settings) [Focus Magnif. Time].
[72] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Focus Magnif. Time
Set the duration for which an image is to be magnified using the [MF Assist] or [Focus
Magnifier] function.
1. MENU (Custom Settings)[Focus Magnif. Time]desired setting.
Menu item details
2 Sec:
Magnifies the images for 2 seconds.
5 Sec:
Magnifies the images for 5 seconds.
No Limit:
Magnifies the images until you press the shutter button.
[73] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Peaking Level
Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges using a specific color in Manual Focus or Direct
Manual Focus shooting. This function allows you to confirm the focus easily. The setting
applies to both still images and movies.
1. MENU (Custom Settings)[Peaking Level] → desired setting.
Menu item details
High:
Sets the peaking level to high.
Mid:
Sets the peaking level to middle.
Low:
Sets the peaking level to low.
Off:
Does not use the peaking function.
Note
Since the product determines that sharp areas are in focus, the effect of peaking differs,
depending on the subject and shooting conditions.
The outline of in-focus ranges is not enhanced when the product is connected using an
HDMI cable.
[74] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Peaking Color
Sets the color used for the peaking function in Manual Focus or Direct Manual Focus
shooting. The setting applies to both still images and movies.
1. MENU (Custom Settings) [Peaking Color] desired setting.
Menu item details
Red:
Enhances outlines in red.
Yellow:
Enhances outlines in yellow.
White:
Enhances outlines in white.
[75] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Pre-AF (still image)
The product automatically adjusts focus before you press the shutter button halfway down.
1. MENU (Custom Settings) [ Pre-AF] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Adjusts focus before you press the shutter button halfway down.
Off:
Does not adjust focus before you press the shutter button halfway down.
[76] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
AF/MF control
You can easily switch the focusing mode from auto to manual and vice versa while shooting
without changing your holding position. The setting applies to both still images and movies.
1. MENU (Custom Settings) [Custom Key(Shoot.)] → button to be assigned
[AF/MF Control Hold] or [AF/MF Ctrl Toggle].
Menu item details
AF/MF Control Hold:
Switches the focusing mode while the button is held down.
AF/MF Ctrl Toggle:
Switches the focusing mode until the button is pressed again.
Note
You cannot set the [AF/MF Control Hold] function to [Left Button], [Right Button] or [Down
Button].
[77] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
AF Illuminator (still image)
The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings.
The red AF illuminator allows the product to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed
halfway, until the focus is locked.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[AF Illuminator] desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto:
Uses the AF illuminator.
Off:
Does not use the AF illuminator.
Note
You cannot use [AF Illuminator] in the following situations:
In movie mode
In [Sweep Panorama] mode
When [Focus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF].
When [Scene Selection] is set to the following modes:
[Landscape]
[Sports Action]
[Night Scene]
The AF illuminator emits a very bright light. Although there is no health hazard, do not
look directly into the AF illuminator at close range.
[78] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Disp. cont. AF area
You can set whether or not to display the area that is in focus when [Focus Area] is set to
[Wide], in [Continuous AF] mode.
1. MENU (Custom Settings) [Disp. cont. AF area] → desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Displays the focus area that is in focus.
Off:
Does not display the focus area that is in focus.
Note
When [Focus Area] is [Center], [Flexible Spot] or [Expand Flexible Spot], the frames in
the focus area that is in focus turn green, regardless of the [Disp. cont. AF area] settings.
[79] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Eye AF
The camera focuses on the subject's eyes while you keep the button pressed.
1. MENU (Custom Settings) [Custom Key(Shoot.)] → assign the [Eye AF]
function to the desired button.
2. Point the camera at a person's face, and press the button to which you have assigned
the [Eye AF] function.
3. Press the shutter button while pressing the button.
Hint
When the camera focuses on the eyes, a detection frame is displayed over the eyes. If
the focus mode is set to [Single-shot AF], the frame will disappear after a period of time.
Note
The camera may not be able to focus on the eyes depending on the circumstances, such
as when no eyes can be detected within the auto focus area. In such cases, the camera
detects a face and focuses on the face.
If the camera cannot detect a person’s face, you cannot use [Eye AF].
Depending on the circumstances, you cannot use [Eye AF], such as when [Focus Mode]
is set to [Manual Focus], etc.
[Eye AF] may not function in the following situations:
When the person is wearing sunglasses.
When the front hair covers the person’s eyes.
In low-light or back-lit conditions.
When the eyes are closed.
When the person is in the shade.
When the person is out of focus.
When the person is moving too much.
If the person is moving too much, the detection frame may not display correctly over their
eyes.
[80] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Phase Detect. Area
Sets whether or not to display the Phase Detection AF area.
1. MENU (Custom Settings)[Phase Detect. Area]desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Displays the Phase Detection AF area.
Off:
Does not display the Phase Detection AF area.
Note
When the F-value is F9.0 or more, Phase Detection AF cannot be used. Only Contrast AF
is available.
When recording movies, the Phase Detection AF area will not be displayed.
[81] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Measuring the exact distance to the subject
The mark shows the location of the image sensor*. When you measure the exact
distance between the product and the subject, refer to the position of the horizontal line.
*The image sensor is the part that converts the light source to a digital signal.
Note
If the subject is closer than the minimum shooting distance of the lens, the focus cannot
be confirmed. Make sure you put enough distance between the subject and the product.
[82] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Priority Set in AF-S
Sets whether to release the shutter even if the subject is not in focus when [Focus Mode] is
set to [Single-shot AF] or [DMF] and the subject is remaining still.
1. MENU (Custom Settings)[Priority Set in AF-S]desired setting.
Menu item details
AF:
Prioritizes focusing. The shutter will not be released until the subject is in focus.
Release:
Prioritizes the shutter's release. The shutter will be released even if the subject is out of
focus.
Balanced Emphasis:
Shoots with a balanced emphasis on both focusing and shutter release.
[83] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the focus
Priority Set in AF-C
Sets whether to release the shutter even if the subject is not in focus when [Continuous AF]
is activated and the subject is in motion.
1. MENU (Custom Settings)[Priority Set in AF-C]desired setting.
Menu item details
AF:
Prioritizes focusing. The shutter will not be released until the subject is in focus.
Release:
Prioritizes the shutter's release. The shutter will be released even if the subject is out of
focus.
Balanced Emphasis:
Shoots with a balanced emphasis on both focusing and shutter release.
[84] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the exposure
Exposure Comp.
You can adjust the exposure under MENU when the exposure compensation dial is set to
“0.” Based on the exposure value set by auto exposure, you can make the entire image
brighter or darker if you adjust [Exposure Comp.] to the plus side or minus side, respectively
(exposure compensation). Normally, exposure is set automatically (auto exposure).
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Exposure Comp.]desired setting.
You can adjust the exposure in a range of –5.0 EV to +5.0 EV when the exposure
compensation dial is set to “0.”
Note
You can adjust the exposure in a range of –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV for movies.
If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash,
you may not be able to get a satisfactory effect.
Only a value between –3.0 EV and +3.0 EV with the equivalent image brightness appears
on the screen when shooting. If you set an exposure beyond this range, the image
brightness on the screen does not show the effect, but it will be reflected in the recorded
image.
When the exposure compensation dial is set to other than “0,” settings for the exposure
compensation dial will be prioritized. For example, if you set [Exposure Comp.] to +3.0 EV,
but the exposure compensation dial is set to +2.0 EV, the “+2.0 EV” setting will be
prioritized.
When you set the exposure compensation dial to “0” from a setting other than “0,” the
exposure value switches to “0” even if the exposure has been set to other settings.
When you use [Manual Exposure], you can compensate for the exposure only when [ISO]
is set to [ISO AUTO].
[85] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the exposure
Exposure compensation dial
Based on the exposure value set by auto exposure, you can make the entire image brighter
or darker if you adjust [Exposure Comp.] to the plus side or minus side, respectively
(exposure compensation). Normally, exposure is set automatically (auto exposure).
1. Turn the exposure compensation dial.
Note
You can adjust the exposure in a range of −2.0 EV to +2.0 EV for movies.
If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash,
you may not be able to get a satisfactory effect.
When you use [Manual Exposure], you can compensate for the exposure only when [ISO]
is set to [ISO AUTO].
[86] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the exposure
Metering Mode
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the screen to measure for determining the
exposure.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Metering Mode]desired setting.
Menu item details
Multi:
Measures light on each area after dividing the total area into multiple areas and determines
the proper exposure of the entire screen (Multi-pattern metering).
Center:
Measures the average brightness of the entire screen, while emphasizing the central area of
the screen (Center-weighted metering).
Spot:
Measures only the central area (Spot metering). This function is useful when the subject is
backlit or when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background.
Note
The setting is fixed to [Multi] in the following shooting modes:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
Zoom functions
[87] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the exposure
AE lock
When the contrast between the subject and background is high, such as when shooting a
backlit subject or a subject near a window, meter the light at a spot where the subject
appears to have the appropriate brightness and lock the exposure before shooting. To
reduce the brightness of the subject, meter the light at a spot brighter than the subject and
lock the exposure of the entire screen. To make the subject brighter, meter the light at a spot
darker than the subject and lock the exposure of the entire screen.
1. Adjust the focus on the spot at which the exposure is adjusted.
2. Press the AEL button.
The exposure is locked, and (AE lock) lights up.
3. Keep pressing the AEL button and focus on the subject again, then shoot the picture.
Keep holding the AEL button down while taking a shot if you want to continue
shooting with the fixed exposure. Release the button to reset the exposure.
Hint
If you select the [AEL toggle] function in (Custom Settings) [Custom Key(Shoot.)],
you can lock the exposure without holding down the AEL button.
[88] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the exposure
AEL w/ shutter (still image)
Sets whether to fix the exposure when you press the shutter button halfway down.
This function is useful when you want to adjust focus and exposure separately.
1. MENU (Custom Settings) [AEL w/ shutter]desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto:
Fixes the exposure after adjusting the focus automatically when you press the shutter button
halfway down when [Focus Mode] is set to [Single-shot AF].
On:
Fixes the exposure when you press the shutter button halfway down.
Off:
Does not fix the exposure when you press the shutter button halfway down. Use this mode
when you want to adjust focus and exposure separately.
The product keeps adjusting the exposure while shooting in [Cont. Shooting] or [Spd Priority
Cont.] mode.
Note
Operation using the AEL button is prioritized over the [AEL w/ shutter] settings.
[89] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the exposure
Exp.comp.set
Sets whether to apply the exposure compensation value to control both flash light and
ambient light, or just ambient light.
1. MENU (Custom Settings)[Exp.comp.set] desired setting.
Menu item details
Ambient&flash:
Applies the exposure compensation value to control both flash light and ambient light.
Ambient only:
Applies the exposure compensation value to control ambient light only.
[90] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the exposure
Zebra
The zebra pattern will appear over part of an image if the brightness level of that part meets
the IRE level that you set. Use this zebra pattern as a guide to adjust the brightness.
1. MENU (Custom Settings)[Zebra] desired setting.
Menu item details
Off:
Does not display the zebra pattern.
70/75/80/85/90/95/100/100+:
Adjusts the brightness level.
Note
The zebra pattern is not displayed during HDMI connection.
[91] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the exposure
Exposure Set. Guide
You can set whether to display a guide when you change the exposure.
1. MENU (Custom Settings)[Exposure Set. Guide]desired setting.
Menu item details
Off:
Does not display the guide.
On:
Displays the guide.
[92] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting the exposure
Reset EV Comp.
Sets whether to maintain the exposure value set using [Exposure Comp.] when you turn off
the power when the exposure compensation dial position is set to “0.”
1. MENU (Custom Settings)[Reset EV Comp.] desired setting.
Menu item details
Maintain:
Maintains the settings of [Custom Settings].
Reset:
Resets the settings of [Exposure Comp.] to “0.”
[93] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
Drive Mode
You can set the drive mode, such as continuous or self-timer shooting.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Drive Mode] desired setting.
Menu item details
Single Shooting:
Shoots one still image. Normal shooting mode.
Cont. Shooting:
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter button.
Spd Priority Cont.:
Shoots images continuously at high speed while you press and hold down the shutter button.
Self-timer:
Shoots an image using the self-timer after a designated number of seconds have elapsed
since the shutter button was pressed.
Self-timer(Cont):
Shoots a designated number of images using the self-timer after a designated number of
seconds have elapsed since the shutter button was pressed.
Cont. Bracket:
Shoots images while holding the shutter button down, each with different degrees of
brightness.
Single Bracket:
Shoots a specified number of images, one by one, each with a different degree of
brightness.
WB bracket:
Shoots a total of three images, each with different color tones according to the selected
settings for white balance, color temperature and color filter.
DRO Bracket:
Shoots a total of three images, each at a different degree of D-Range Optimizer.
LPF Bracket:
Shoots a total of three images with [LPF Effect] set to [Standard], [High], and [Off] for one
image each.
Note
When the shooting mode is set to [Scene Selection] and [Sports Action] is selected,
[Single Shooting] cannot be performed.
[94] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
Cont. Shooting
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter button.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Drive Mode] [Cont. Shooting].
Note
Continuous shooting is unavailable in the following situations:
The shooting mode has been set to [Sweep Panorama].
The shooting mode is set to [Scene Selection] and a scene other than [Sports Action] is selected.
The [Picture Effect] is set to [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature],
[Watercolor], or [Illustration].
The [DRO/Auto HDR] is set to [Auto HDR].
[ISO] is set to [Multi Frame NR].
[Smile Shutter] is being used.
Hint
To hold the focus and exposure during burst, change the following settings.
Set [Focus Mode] to [Continuous AF].
Set [ AEL w/ shutter] to [Off] or [Auto].
[95] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
Spd Priority Cont.
The product continues to shoot as long as the shutter button is pressed. You can
continuously shoot at a rate faster than that of [Cont. Shooting].
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Drive Mode] [Spd Priority Cont.].
Note
Between continuous shooting frames, an image of each frame is immediately displayed.
Continuous shooting is unavailable in the following situations:
The shooting mode has been set to [Sweep Panorama].
The shooting mode is set to [Scene Selection] and a scene other than [Sports Action] is selected.
The [Picture Effect] is set to [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature],
[Watercolor], or [Illustration].
The [DRO/Auto HDR] is set to [Auto HDR].
[ISO] is set to [Multi Frame NR].
[Smile Shutter] is being used.
Hint
The product continues to adjust focus and exposure during [Spd Priority Cont.].
To keep adjusting the focus and exposure throughout continuous shooting, select the
following settings. The exposure of the first shot is determined when you press the shutter
button halfway down, and the camera continues adjusting the exposure for subsequent
shots.
Set [Focus Mode] to [Continuous AF].
When the Phase Detection AF is not used, the product does not continue focusing even if [Focus
Mode] is set to [Continuous AF].
Set [ AEL w/ shutter] to [Auto] or [Off].
[96] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
Self-timer
Shoots an image using the self-timer after a designated number of seconds have elapsed
since the shutter button was pressed.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Drive Mode] [Self-timer].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Self-timer: 10 Sec:
Sets the 10-second delay self-timer.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the
shutter operates after 10 seconds. To cancel the self-timer, press the shutter button again.
Self-timer: 5 Sec:
Sets the 5-second delay self-timer.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the
shutter operates after 5 seconds. To cancel the self-timer, press the shutter button again.
Self-timer: 2 Sec:
Sets the 2-second delay self-timer. This reduces the camera-shake caused by pressing the
shutter button.
Hint
To cancel the self-timer, select MENU (Camera Settings)[Drive Mode]
[Single Shooting].
To use the self-timer in bracket mode, select bracket mode under drive mode, then select
MENU (Camera Settings)[Bracket Settings][Selftimer during Brkt].
Note
The self-timer is unavailable in the following situations:
The shooting mode is set to [Sweep Panorama].
[Sports Action] in [Scene Selection]
[Smile Shutter]
[97] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
Self-timer(Cont)
Shoots a designated number of images using the self-timer after a designated number of
seconds have elapsed since the shutter button was pressed. You can choose the best from
multiple shots.
1. MENU (Camera Settings) [Drive Mode] [Self-timer(Cont)].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Self-timer(Cont.): 10 Sec. 3 Img.:
Shoots three frames in succession 10 seconds after you press the shutter button.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the
shutter operates after 10 seconds.
Self-timer(Cont.): 10 Sec. 5 Img.:
Shoots five frames in succession 10 seconds after you press the shutter button.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the
shutter operates after 10 seconds.
Self-timer(Cont.): 5 Sec. 3 Img.:
Shoots three frames in succession 5 seconds after you press the shutter button. When you
press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the shutter
operates after 5 seconds.
Self-timer(Cont.): 5 Sec. 5 Img.:
Shoots five frames in succession 5 seconds after you press the shutter button. When you
press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the shutter
operates after 5 seconds.
Self-timer(Cont.): 2 Sec. 3 Img.:
Shoots three frames in succession 2 seconds after you press the shutter button. When you
press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the shutter
operates after 2 seconds.
Self-timer(Cont.): 2 Sec. 5 Img.:
Shoots five frames in succession 2 seconds after you press the shutter button. When you
press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and the shutter
operates after 2 seconds.
Hint
To cancel the self-timer, select MENU (Camera Settings)[Drive Mode]
[Single Shooting].
[98] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
Cont. Bracket
Shoots multiple images while automatically shifting the exposure from base to darker and
then to lighter. Press and hold down the shutter button until the bracket recording is
completed.
You can select an image that suits your intention, after recording.
1. MENU (Camera Settings) [Drive Mode] [Cont. Bracket].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Cont. Bracket: 0.3EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.3 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 0.3EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots five images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
0.3 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 0.3EV 9 Image:
This setting shoots nine images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.3 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 0.7EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.7 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 0.7EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots five images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
0.7 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 0.7EV 9 Image:
This setting shoots nine images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.7 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 1.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 1.0 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 1.0EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots five images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
1.0 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 1.0EV 9 Image:
This setting shoots nine images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 1.0 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 2.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 2.0 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 2.0EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots five images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
2.0 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 3.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots three images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 3.0 EV.
Cont. Bracket: 3.0EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots five images continuously with an exposure value shifted by plus or minus
3.0 EV.
Note
The last shot is shown on the Auto Review.
When [ISO AUTO] is selected in [Manual Exposure] mode, the exposure is changed by
adjusting the ISO value. If a setting other than [ISO AUTO] is selected, the exposure is
changed by adjusting the shutter speed.
When you adjust the exposure, the exposure is shifted based on the compensated value.
Bracket shooting is unavailable in the following situations:
The shooting mode is set to [Intelligent Auto], [Superior Auto], [Scene Selection], or [Sweep
Panorama].
When the flash is used, the product performs flash bracket shooting, which shifts the
amount of flash light even if [Cont. Bracket] is selected. Press the shutter button for each
image.
[99] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
Single Bracket
Shoots multiple images while automatically shifting the exposure from base to darker and
then to lighter. Press the shutter button for each image. You can select an image that suits
your purpose after recording.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Drive Mode] [Single Bracket].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Single Bracket: 0.3EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.3 EV.
Single Bracket: 0.3EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots a total of five images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.3 EV.
Single Bracket: 0.3EV 9 Image:
This setting shoots a total of nine images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.3 EV.
Single Bracket: 0.7EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.7 EV.
Single Bracket: 0.7EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots a total of five images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.7 EV.
Single Bracket: 0.7EV 9 Image:
This setting shoots a total of nine images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 0.7 EV.
Single Bracket: 1.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 1.0 EV.
Single Bracket: 1.0EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots a total of five images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 1.0 EV.
Single Bracket: 1.0EV 9 Image:
This setting shoots a total of nine images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 1.0 EV.
Single Bracket: 2.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 2.0 EV.
Single Bracket: 2.0EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots a total of five images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 2.0 EV.
Single Bracket: 3.0EV 3 Image:
This setting shoots a total of three images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 3.0 EV.
Single Bracket: 3.0EV 5 Image:
This setting shoots a total of five images in a row with an exposure value shifted by plus or
minus 3.0 EV.
Note
When [ISO AUTO] is selected in [Manual Exposure] mode, the exposure is changed by
adjusting the ISO value. If a setting other than [ISO AUTO] is selected, the exposure is
changed by adjusting the shutter speed.
When you adjust the exposure, the exposure is shifted based on the compensated value.
Bracket shooting is unavailable in the following situations:
The shooting mode is set to [Intelligent Auto], [Superior Auto], [Scene Selection], or [Sweep
Panorama].
[100] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
WB bracket
Shoots three images, each with different color tones according to the selected settings of
white balance, color temperature and color filter.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Drive Mode] [WB bracket].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
White Balance Bracket: Lo:
Records a series of three images with small changes in the white balance.
White Balance Bracket: Hi:
Records a series of three images with large changes in the white balance.
Note
The last shot is shown on the Auto Review.
[101] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
DRO Bracket
You can record a total of three images, each at a different degree of D-Range Optimizer
value.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Drive Mode] [DRO Bracket].
2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
DRO Bracket: Lo:
Records a series of three images with small changes in the D-Range Optimizer value.
DRO Bracket: Hi:
Records a series of three images with large changes in the D-Range Optimizer value.
Note
The last shot is shown on the Auto Review.
[102] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
LPF Bracket
Shoots a total of three images with [LPF Effect] set to [Standard], [High], and [Off] for one
image each.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Drive Mode] [LPF Bracket].
Note
The shooting order used by [LPF Bracket] cannot be changed.
When using a flash (sold separately) to shoot in the [LPF Bracket] mode, press the
shutter button for each image.
[103] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
Settings for bracket shooting
You can set the self-timer in bracket shooting mode, and the shooting order for exposure
bracketing and white balance bracketing.
1. MENU (Camera Settings) [Drive Mode] select bracket shooting mode.
2. MENU (Camera Settings) [Bracket Settings] desired setting.
Menu item details
Selftimer during Brkt:
Sets whether to use the self-timer during bracket shooting. Also sets the number of seconds
until the shutter is released if using the self-timer.
(OFF/2 Sec/5 Sec/10 Sec)
Bracket order:
Sets the order of exposure bracketing and white balance bracketing.
(0→-+/-→0→+)
Note
The shooting order used by [LPF Bracket] cannot be changed.
[104] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting a drive mode (Continuous
shooting/Self-timer)
Indicator during bracket shooting
Viewfinder
Ambient light* bracketing
3 images shifted by 0.3 EV steps
Exposure compensation ±0.0 steps
Monitor (Display All Info. or Histogram)
Ambient light* bracketing
3 images shifted by 0.3 EV steps
Exposure compensation ±0.0 steps
Flash bracketing
3 images shifted by 0.7 EV steps
Flash compensation -1.0 step
Monitor (For viewfinder)
Ambient light* bracketing
3 images shifted by 0.3 EV steps
Exposure compensation ±0.0 steps
Flash bracketing
3 images shifted by 0.7 EV steps
Flash compensation -1.0 step
*Ambient light: A generic term for non-flash light including natural light, electric bulb and
fluorescent lighting. Whereas the flash light blinks for a moment, ambient light is constant, so this
kind of light is called "ambient light."
Note
During bracket shooting, guides equal to the number of images to be shot are displayed
over/under the bracket indicator.
When you start bracket shooting, the guides will disappear one by one as the camera
records images.
[105] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting the ISO sensitivity
ISO
Sensitivity to light is expressed by the ISO number (recommended exposure index). The
larger the number, the higher the sensitivity.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[ISO] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Multi Frame NR:
Combines continuous shots to create an image with less noise. Select the desired ISO
number from [ISO AUTO] or ISO 100 – 102400.
ISO AUTO:
Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
ISO 50 – ISO 102400:
Sets the ISO sensitivity manually. Selecting a larger number increases the ISO sensitivity.
Note
[ISO AUTO] is selected when using the following functions:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
[Sweep Panorama]
When [ISO] is set to a value lower than ISO 100, the range for recordable subject
brightness (dynamic range) may decrease.
The higher the ISO value, the more noise will appear on the images.
When shooting movies, ISO values between ISO 100 and ISO 25600 are available. If the
ISO value is set to a value smaller than ISO 100, the setting is automatically switched to
ISO 100. When you finish recording the movie, the ISO value returns to the original
setting.
When you use [Multi Frame NR], it takes some time for the product to perform the overlay
processing of images.
Hint
You can change the automatically set ISO sensitivity range for the [ISO AUTO] mode.
Select [ISO AUTO] and press the right side of the control wheel, and set the desired
values for [ISO AUTO Maximum] and [ISO AUTO Minimum]. The values for [ISO AUTO
Maximum] and [ISO AUTO Minimum] are also applied when shooting in [ISO AUTO]
mode under [Multi Frame NR].
[106] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting the ISO sensitivity
ISO AUTO Min. SS
If you select [ISO AUTO] or [ISO AUTO] under [Multi Frame NR] when the shooting mode is
P (Program Auto) or A (Aperture Priority), you can set the shutter speed at which the ISO
sensitivity starts changing.
This function is effective for shooting moving subjects. You can minimize subject blurring
while also preventing camera shake.
1. MENU→ (Camera Settings)→[ISO AUTO Min. SS]→desired setting.
Menu item details
FASTER (Faster)/FAST (Fast):
The ISO sensitivity will start to change at shutter speeds faster than [Standard], so you can
prevent camera shake and subject blurring.
STD (Standard):
The camera automatically sets the shutter speed based on the focal length of the lens.
SLOW (Slow)/SLOWER (Slower):
The ISO sensitivity will start to change at shutter speeds slower than [Standard], so you can
shoot images with less noise.
1/4000―30":
The ISO sensitivity starts to change at the shutter speed you have set.
Hint
The difference in shutter speed at which ISO sensitivity starts to change between [Faster],
[Fast], [Standard], [Slow], and [Slower] is 1 EV.
Note
If the exposure is insufficient even when the ISO sensitivity is set to [ISO AUTO
Maximum] in [ISO AUTO], in order to shoot with an appropriate exposure, the shutter
speed will be slower than the speed set in [ISO AUTO Min. SS].
In the following situations, the shutter speed may not function as set:
When the maximum shutter speed has changed based on the aperture.
When using the flash to shoot dark scenes with the [Flash Mode] set to [Fill-flash] or [Wireless].
(The minimum shutter speed is limited to the speed automatically determined by the camera.)
[107] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting the ISO sensitivity
Multi Frame NR
The product automatically shoots multiple images continuously, combines them, reduces the
noise, and records them as one image. The image recorded is one combined image.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[ISO] [Multi Frame NR].
2. Press the right side of the control wheel to display the setting screen, then select a
desired value using the top/bottom side of the control wheel.
Note
When [ Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], this function cannot be used.
The flash, [D-Range Opt.], and [Auto HDR] cannot be used.
When [Picture Effect] is set to something other than [Off], you cannot set [Multi Frame
NR].
Hint
You can change the automatically set range of ISO sensitivity in the [ISO AUTO] mode
under [Multi Frame NR]. Select [ISO AUTO] under [ISO] and press the right side of the
control wheel, and set the desired values for [ISO AUTO Maximum] and [ISO AUTO
Minimum]. The values for [ISO AUTO Maximum] and [ISO AUTO Minimum] are also
applied when shooting in [ISO AUTO] mode under [Multi Frame NR].
[108] How to Use Using shooting functions Correcting the brightness or contrast
D-Range Opt. (DRO)
By dividing the image into small areas, the product analyzes the contrast of light and shadow
between the subject and the background, and creates an image with the optimal brightness
and gradation.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[DRO/Auto HDR] [D-Range Opt.].
2. Select the desired setting using the left/right side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
D-Range Optimizer: Auto:
Corrects the brightness automatically.
D-Range Optimizer: Lv1D-Range Optimizer: Lv5:
Optimizes the gradation of a recorded image for each divided area. Select the optimization
level from Lv1 (weak) to Lv5 (strong).
Note
[DRO/Auto HDR] is fixed to [Off] when the shooting mode is set to [Sweep Panorama], or
when [Multi Frame NR] or [Picture Effect] is set to other than [Off].
[DRO/Auto HDR] is fixed to [Off] when the following modes are selected in [Scene
Selection].
[Sunset]
[Night Scene]
[Night Portrait]
[Hand-held Twilight]
[Anti Motion Blur]
The setting is fixed to [D-Range Optimizer: Auto] when [Scene Selection] modes other
than the above modes are selected.
When shooting with [D-Range Opt.], the image may be noisy. Select the proper level by
checking the recorded image, especially when you enhance the effect.
[109] How to Use Using shooting functions Correcting the brightness or contrast
Auto HDR
Widens the range (gradation) so that you can record from bright parts to dark parts with
correct brightness (HDR: High Dynamic Range). One image with proper exposure and one
overlaid image are recorded.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[DRO/Auto HDR] [Auto HDR].
2. Select the desired setting using the left/right side of the control wheel.
Menu item details
Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. Auto:
Corrects the exposure difference automatically.
Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. 1.0EVAuto HDR: Exposure Diff. 6.0EV:
Sets the exposure difference, based on the contrast of the subject. Select the optimal level
between 1.0 EV (weak) and 6.0 EV (strong).
For example, if you set the exposure value to 2.0 EV, three images will be composed with
the following exposure levels: −1.0 EV, correct exposure and +1.0 EV.
Note
[Auto HDR] is not available for RAW images.
[Auto HDR] is not available in the following shooting modes.
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Sweep Panorama]
[Scene Selection]
When [Multi Frame NR] is selected, you cannot select [Auto HDR].
When [Picture Effect] is set to something other than [Off], you cannot select [Auto HDR].
You cannot start the next shot until the capture process is completed after you shoot.
You may not obtain the desired effect depending on the luminance difference of a subject
and the shooting conditions.
When the flash is used, this function has little effect.
When the contrast of the scene is low or when product shake or subject blur occurs, you
may not obtain good HDR images. will be displayed over the recorded image to
inform you when the camera detects image blurring. Change the composition or re-shoot
the image carefully to avoid image blur, as needed.
[110] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting color tones
White Balance
Adjusts the color tones according to the ambient light conditions. Use this feature when the
color tones of the image did not come out as you expected, or when you want to change the
color tones on purpose for photographic expression.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[White Balance] desired setting.
Menu item details
Auto:
The product automatically detects the light source and adjusts the color tones.
Daylight:
The color tones are adjusted for the daylight.
Shade:
The color tones are adjusted for shadiness.
Cloudy:
The color temperature is adjusted for a cloudy sky.
Incandescent:
The color temperature is adjusted for places under an incandescent lamp, or under bright
lighting, such as in a photo studio.
Fluor.: Warm White:
The color temperature is adjusted for warm white fluorescent lighting.
Fluor.: Cool White:
The color temperature is adjusted for white fluorescent lighting.
Fluor.: Day White:
The color temperature is adjusted for neutral white fluorescent lighting.
Fluor.: Daylight:
The color temperature is adjusted for daylight fluorescent lighting.
Flash:
The color temperature is adjusted for flash light.
C.Temp./Filter:
Adjusts the color tones depending on the light source. Achieves the effect of CC (Color
Compensation) filters for photography.
Custom 1/Custom 2/Custom 3:
Uses the white balance setting saved in [Custom Setup].
Custom Setup:
Memorizes the basic white color under the light conditions for the shooting environment.
Select a memorized custom white balance number.
Hint
You can use the right side of the control wheel to display the fine adjustment screen and
perform fine adjustments of the color tones as required.
In [C.Temp./Filter], you can use the right button to display the color temperature setting
screen and perform a setting. When you press the right button again, the fine adjustment
screen appears to allow you perform fine adjustments as required.
Note
[White Balance] is fixed to [Auto] in the following situations:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
[111] How to Use Using shooting functions Adjusting color tones
Capturing a basic white color in [Custom Setup] mode
In a scene where the ambient light consists of multiple types of light sources, it is
recommended to use the custom white balance in order to accurately reproduce the
whiteness.
1. MENU (Camera Settings) [White Balance] [Custom Setup].
2. Hold the product so that the white area fully covers the AF area located in the center,
and then press on the center of the control wheel.
The calibrated values (Color Temperature and Color Filter) are displayed.
3. Select a registration number using the right/left button.
The monitor returns to the recording information display while retaining the memorized
custom white balance setting.
Note
The message [Custom WB Error] indicates that the value is higher than the expected
range, when the flash is used on a subject with too bright colors in the frame. If you
register this value, the indicator turns orange on the recording information display.
You can shoot at this point, but it is recommended that you set the white balance again to
get a more accurate white balance value.
[112] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting an effect mode
Picture Effect
Select the desired effect filter to achieve more impressive and artistic images.
1. MENU (Camera Settings) [Picture Effect] → desired setting.
Menu item details
Off:
Disables the [Picture Effect] function.
Toy Camera:
Creates a soft image with shaded corners and reduced sharpness.
Pop Color:
Creates a vivid look by emphasizing color tones.
Posterization:
Creates a high contrast, abstract look by heavily emphasizing primary colors, or in black and
white.
Retro Photo:
Creates the look of an aged photo with sepia color tones and faded contrast.
Soft High-key:
Creates an image with the indicated atmosphere: bright, transparent, ethereal, tender, soft.
Partial Color:
Creates an image which retains a specific color, but converts others to black and white.
High Contrast Mono.:
Creates a high-contrast image in black and white.
Soft Focus:
Creates an image filled with a soft lighting effect.
HDR Painting:
Creates the look of a painting, enhancing the colors and details.
Rich-tone Mono.:
Creates an image in black and white with rich gradation and reproduction of details.
Miniature:
Creates an image which enhances the subject vividly, with the background defocused
considerably. This effect may often be found in pictures of miniature models.
Watercolor:
Creates an image with ink bleed and blurring effects as if painted using watercolors.
Illustration:
Creates an illustration-like image by emphasizing the outlines.
Hint
You can perform detailed settings for the following [Picture Effect] modes using the
left/right side of the control wheel.
[Toy Camera]
[Posterization]
[Partial Color]
[Soft Focus]
[HDR Painting]
[Miniature]
[Illustration]
Note
When you use the zoom function, setting a larger zoom scale makes [Toy Camera] less
effective.
When [Partial Color] is selected, images may not retain the selected color, depending on
the subject or shooting conditions.
You cannot check the following effects on the shooting screen, because the product
processes the image after the shot. Also, you cannot shoot another image until image
processing is finished. You cannot use these effects with movies.
[Soft Focus]
[HDR Painting]
[Rich-tone Mono.]
[Miniature]
[Watercolor]
[Illustration]
In the case of [HDR Painting] and [Rich-tone Mono.], the shutter is released three times
for one shot. Be careful about the following:
Use this function when the subject is motionless or does not flash light.
Do not change the composition before shooting.
When the contrast of the scene is low or when significant camera-shake or subject blur
has occurred, you may not be able to obtain good HDR images. If the product detects
such a situation, / appear on the recorded image to inform you of this situation. If
necessary, change the composition or otherwise adjust the settings, be careful of blurring,
and shoot again.
[Picture Effect] cannot be set when the shooting mode is set to [Intelligent Auto],
[Superior Auto], [Scene Selection] or [Sweep Panorama].
[Picture Effect] cannot be set when [ Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG].
[113] How to Use Using shooting functions Selecting an effect mode
Creative Style
Allows you to select the desired image processing. You can adjust exposure (shutter speed
and aperture) as you like with [Creative Style], unlike with [Scene Selection] where the
product adjusts the exposure.
1. MENU (Camera Settings) [Creative Style] desired setting.
Menu item details
Standard:
For shooting various scenes with rich gradation and beautiful colors.
Vivid:
The saturation and contrast are heightened for shooting striking images of colorful scenes
and subjects such as flowers, spring greenery, blue sky, or ocean views.
Neutral:
The saturation and sharpness are lowered for shooting images in subdued tones. This is
also suitable for capturing image material to be modified with a computer.
Clear:
For shooting images in clear tones with limpid colors in highlight, suitable for capturing
radiant light.
Deep:
For shooting images with deep and dense colors, suitable for capturing the solid presence of
the subject.
Light:
For shooting images with bright and simple colors, suitable for capturing a refreshingly light
ambience.
Portrait:
For capturing skin in a soft tone, ideally suited for shooting portraits.
Landscape:
The saturation, contrast, and sharpness are heightened for shooting vivid and crisp scenery.
Distant landscapes also stand out more.
Sunset:
For shooting the beautiful red of the setting sun.
Night Scene:
The contrast is lowered for reproducing night scenes.
Autumn leaves:
For shooting autumn scenes, vividly highlighting the reds and yellows of changing leaves.
Black & White:
For shooting images in black and white monotone.
Sepia:
For shooting images in sepia monotone.
Registering preferred settings (Style Box):
Select the six style box (the boxes with numbers on the left side ( )) to register preferred
settings. Then select the desired settings using the right button.
You can call up the same style with slightly different settings.
To set [Contrast], [Saturation] and [Sharpness]
[Contrast], [Saturation] and [Sharpness] can be adjusted for each [Style Box] item.
Select an item to be set by pressing the right/left side of the control wheel, then set the value
using the top/bottom side of the control wheel.
Contrast:
The higher the value selected, the more the difference of light and shadow is accentuated,
and the bigger the effect on the image.
Saturation:
The higher the value selected, the more vivid the color. When a lower value is selected, the
color of the image is restrained and subdued.
Sharpness:
Adjusts the sharpness. The higher the value selected, the more the contours are
accentuated, and the lower the value selected, the more the contours are softened.
Note
[Standard] is selected when using the following functions:
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
[Picture Effect] is set to other than [Off].
When [Creative Style] is set to [Black & White] or [Sepia], [Saturation] cannot be adjusted.
[114] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies
Movie recording formats
The following movie recording formats are available with this camera.
What is XAVC S?
Records high-definition movies by converting them to MP4 movies using the MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 codec. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 is capable of compressing images at higher
efficiency. You can record high-quality images while reducing the amount of data.
XAVC S/AVCHD recording format
XAVC S HD:
Bit-rate: Approx. 50 Mbps
Records a more vivid movie compared to AVCHD with increased amounts of information.
AVCHD:
Bit-rate: Approx. 28 Mbps (Maximum), Approx. 24 Mbps (Maximum) or Approx. 17 Mbps
(Average)
The AVCHD format has a high degree of compatibility with storage devices other than
computers.
Bit rate is the amount of the data processed within a given length of time.
[115] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies
File Format (movie)
Selects the movie file format.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[File Format] desired setting.
Menu item details
XAVC S HD:
Records high-definition movies in XAVC S HD. This format supports a higher bit rate.
Audio: LPCM
In order to record movies with [File Format] set to [XAVC S HD], the following kind of
memory card is needed:
SDXC memory card with a capacity of 64 GB or more (SD Speed Class 10 ( ))
UHS-I compatible SDXC memory card with a capacity of 64 GB or more (UHS Speed Class 1 (
) or faster)
AVCHD:
Records HD movies in AVCHD format. This file format is suitable for high-definition TV.
Audio: Dolby Digital
MP4:
Records mp4 (AVC) movies. This format is suitable for playback on smartphones or tablets,
web uploads, email attachments, etc.
Audio: AAC
Hint
You can save images on a computer or copy them to a compatible medium using the
software PlayMemories Home.
Note
The continuous recording duration for XAVC S HD 120p/100p movies is approximately 5
minutes. If you finish recording a XAVC S HD 120p/100p movie and want to record
another, turn the power off for several minutes before turning it back on and resuming
recording. Even if the recording duration is less than 5 minutes, depending on the
temperature of the recording environment, the power may turn off to protect the product.
When [ File Format] is set to [AVCHD], the file size of movies is limited to approx. 2
GB. If the movie file size reaches approx. 2 GB during recording, a new movie file will be
created automatically.
When [ File Format] is set to [MP4], the file size of movies is limited to approx. 4 GB. If
the movie file size reaches approx. 4 GB during recording, recording will stop
automatically.
[116] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies
Record Setting (movie)
Selects the image size, frame rate, and image quality for movie recording. The higher the bit-
rate, the higher the image quality.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Record Setting] desired setting.
When [ File Format] is set to [XAVC S HD]
Records high-definition movies by converting them to MP4 file format using the MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 codec.
When [ File Format] is set to [AVCHD]
60i/50i: Movies are recorded at approximately 60 fields/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible
devices) or 50 fields/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in interlaced mode, with Dolby
Digital audio, in AVCHD format.
24p/25p: Movies are recorded at approximately 24 frames/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible
devices) or 25 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in progressive mode, with
Dolby Digital audio, in AVCHD format.
60p/50p: Movies are recorded at approximately 60 frames/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible
devices) or 50 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in progressive mode, with
Dolby Digital audio, in AVCHD format.
When [ File Format] is set to [MP4]
Movies shot are recorded in MPEG-4 format, at approximately 60 frames/sec (for 1080 60i-
compatible devices), approximately 50 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices),
approximately 30 frames/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible devices) or approximately 25
frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in progressive mode, with AAC audio, MP4
format.
Menu item details
When [ File Format] is set to [XAVC S HD]
60p 50M/50p 50M:
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (60p/50p).
Bit-rate: Approx. 50 Mbps
30p 50M/25p 50M:
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (30p/25p).
Bit-rate: Approx. 50 Mbps
24p 50M*:
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (24p). This produces a cinema-like atmosphere.
Bit-rate: Approx. 50 Mbps
120p 50M/100p 50M:
Records 1280 × 720 (120p/100p) size movies at a high speed. Movies can be recorded at
120 fps/100 fps.
You can create smoother slow-motion images using compatible editing equipment.
Bit-rate: Approx. 50 Mbps
When [ File Format] is set to [AVCHD]
60i 24M(FX)/50i 24M(FX):
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (60i/50i).
Bit-rate: 24 Mbps (Max.)
60i 17M(FH)/50i 17M(FH):
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (60i/50i).
Bit-rate: Approx. 17 Mbps (Avg.)
60p 28M(PS)/50p 28M(PS):
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (60p/50p).
Bit-rate: 28 Mbps (Max.)
24p 24M(FX)/25p 24M(FX):
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a cinema-like atmosphere.
Bit-rate: 24 Mbps (Max.)
24p 17M(FH)/25p 17M(FH):
Records the movies in 1920 × 1080 (24p/25p). This produces a cinema-like atmosphere.
Bit-rate: Approx. 17 Mbps (Avg.)
When [ File Format] is set to [MP4]
1920x1080 60p 28M/1920x1080 50p 28M:
Records the movies in 1920×1080 (60p/50p).
Bit-rate: Approx. 28 Mbps (Avg.)
1920x1080 30p 16M/1920x1080 25p 16M:
Records the movies in 1920×1080 (30p/25p).
Bit-rate: Approx. 16 Mbps (Avg.)
1280x720 30p 6M/1280x720 25p 6M:
Records small file size movies in 1280×720 (30p/25p).
Bit-rate: Approx. 6 Mbps (Avg.)
* Only when [NTSC/PAL Selector] is set to NTSC.
([NTSC/PAL Selector] is only available for models that have AVCHD 50i recording as a
default setting.)
Note
60p/50p movies can be played back only on compatible devices.
Movies recorded with the [60p 28M(PS)]/[50p 28M(PS)]/[60i 24M(FX)]/[50i 24M(FX)]/
[24p 24M(FX)] /[25p 24M(FX)] setting in [Record Setting] are converted by
PlayMemories Home in order to create an AVCHD recording disc. This conversion can
take a long time. Also, you cannot create a disc in the original image quality. If you want to
keep the original image quality, store your movies on a Blu-ray Disc.
To play back 60p/50p/24p/25p movies on a TV, the TV must be compatible with the
60p/50p/24p/25p formats. If the TV is not compatible with the 60p/50p/24p/25p format,
60p/50p/24p/25p movies will be output as 60i/50i movies.
[120p]/[100p] cannot be selected for the following settings.
[Intelligent Auto]
[Superior Auto]
[Scene Selection]
[117] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies
Dual Video REC
Allows you to simultaneously record an XAVC S movie and an MP4 movie, or an AVCHD
movie and an MP4 movie.
1. MENU (Camera Settings)[Dual Video REC]desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
An XAVC S movie and an MP4 movie, or an AVCHD movie and an MP4 movie, are
recorded simultaneously.
Off:
The [Dual Video REC] function is not used.
Note
When [ Record Setting] for an XAVC S movie is set to [60p]/[50p] or [120p]/[100p], [
Record Setting] for an AVCHD movie is set to [60p]/[50p], or [File Format] is set
to [MP4], the [Dual Video REC] function is set to [Off].
If you select [Date View] in [View Mode] when playing back movies, XAVC S movies and
MP4 movies, or AVCHD movies and MP4 movies are displayed side-by-side.
[118] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies
Marker Display (movie)
Sets whether or not to display markers set using [Marker Settings] on the monitor while
shooting movies.
1. MENU (Custom Settings)[Marker Display] desired setting.
Menu item details
On:
Markers are displayed. The markers are not recorded.
Off:
No marker is displayed.
Note
The markers are displayed when the mode dial is set to (Movie) or when shooting
movies.
You cannot display markers when using [Focus Magnifier].
The markers are displayed on the monitor or viewfinder. (You cannot output the markers.)
[119] How to Use Using shooting functions Recording movies
Marker Settings (movie)
Sets the markers to be displayed while shooting movies.
1. MENU (Custom Settings) [Marker Settings] desired setting.
Menu item details
Center:
Sets whether or not to display the center marker in the center of the shooting screen.
Off / On
Aspect:
Sets the aspect marker display.
Off / 4:3 / 13:9 / 14:9 / 15:9 / 1.66:1 / 1.85:1 / 2.35:1
Safety Zone:
Sets the safety zone display. This becomes the standard range that can be received by a
general household TV.
Off / 80% / 90%
Guideframe:
Sets whether or not to display the guide frame. You can verify whether the subject is level or
perpendicular to the ground.
Off / On
Hint
You can display all the markers at the same time.
Place