Sony ALPHA 99 II manual

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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: ALPHA 99 II
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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ILCA-99M2
4-688-165-12(1)
Interchangeable Lens
Digital Camera
http://rd1.sony.net/help/ilc/1630/h_zz/
“Help Guide” (Web manual)
Refer to “Help Guide” for in-depth
instructions on the many functions
of the camera.
Instruction Manual
A-mount
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English
Check out the
Help Guide!
The “Help Guide” is an on-line manual that you can read on your
computer or smartphone. Refer to it for details on menu items,
advanced usage, and the latest information on the camera.
Scan
here
http://rd1.sony.net/help/ilc/1630/h_zz/
Instruction Manual
(this book)
In-Camera Guide
This manual introduces some
basic functions.
For the quick start guide, see
“Startup guide” (page 28). The
“Startup guide” introduces the
initial procedures from when you
open the package until you release
the shutter for the first shot.
The [In-Camera Guide] shows
explanations of the menu
items on the monitor of the
camera.
You can quickly pull up
information during shooting.
To use the [In-Camera Guide]
function, some settings must be
made beforehand. For details,
search “In-Camera Guide” in the
Help Guide.
ILCA-99M2  Help Guide
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Owner’s Record
Record the model and serial number
(which are located on the product)
in the space provided below. Refer
to these numbers whenever you
call your Sony dealer regarding this
product.
Model No.	 ILCA-
Serial No.	 		
WARNING
To reduce fire or shock hazard,
do not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
-SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER
TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK,
CAREFULLY
FOLLOW THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
If the shape of the plug does not fit
the power outlet, use an attachment
plug adaptor of the proper
configuration for the power outlet.
CAUTION
Battery pack
If the battery pack is mishandled, the
battery pack can burst, cause a fire
or even chemical burns. Observe the
following cautions.
•
• Do not disassemble.
•
• Do not crush and do not expose the
battery pack to any shock or force
such as hammering, dropping or
stepping on it.
•
• Do not short circuit and do not allow
metal objects to come into contact
with the battery terminals.
•
• Do not expose to high temperature
above 60°C (140°F) such as in direct
sunlight or in a car parked in the sun.
•
• Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire.
•
• Do not handle damaged or leaking
lithium ion batteries.
•
• Be sure to charge the battery pack
using a genuine Sony battery charger
or a device that can charge the
battery pack.
•
• Keep the battery pack out of the
reach of small children.
•
• Keep the battery pack dry.
•
• Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by
Sony.
•
• Dispose of used battery packs
promptly as described in the
instructions.
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Use a nearby wall outlet (wall
socket) when using the supplied or
recommended AC Adaptor/battery
charger. If any malfunction occurs
while using this product, disconnect
the plug from the wall outlet (wall
socket) immediately to disconnect
from the power source.
If you use the product with a charge
lamp, note that the product is not
disconnected from the power source
even when the lamp turns off.
The power cord (mains lead), if
supplied, is designed specifically
for use with this equipment only,
and should not be used with other
electrical equipment.
Power Cord
For the customers in the UK, Ireland,
Malta, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia
Use the power cord (A). For safety
reasons, the power cord (B) is not
intended for above countries/regions
and shall therefore not be used there.
For the customers in other EU
countries/regions
Use the power cord (B).
(A) (B)
Notice
If static electricity or
electromagnetism causes data
transfer to discontinue midway (fail),
restart the application or disconnect
and connect the communication
cable (USB, etc.) again.
This product has been tested and
found compliant with the limits set
out in the EMC regulation for using
connection cables shorter than
3 meters (9.8 feet).
The electromagnetic fields at the
specific frequencies may influence
the picture and sound of this unit.
For Customers in the U.S.A. and
Canada
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries
are recyclable.
You can help preserve
our environment by
returning your used
rechargeable batteries
to the collection and recycling
location nearest you.
For more information regarding
recycling of rechargeable batteries,
call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit
http://www.call2recycle.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or
leaking Lithium-Ion batteries.
For supplied accessories
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
CAN ICES-3 B/NMB-3 B
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This equipment complies with FCC
radiation exposure limits set forth
for an uncontrolled environment and
meets the FCC radio frequency (RF)
Exposure Guidelines. This equipment
has very low levels of RF energy that
is deemed to comply without testing
of specific absorption rate(SAR).
The available scientific evidence does
not show that any health problems
are associated with using low power
wireless devices. There is no proof,
however, that these low power
wireless devices are absolutely safe.
Low power Wireless devices emit low
levels of radio frequency energy (RF)
in the microwave range while being
used. Whereas high levels of RF can
produce health effects (by heating
tissue), exposure of low-level RF that
does not produce heating effects
causes no known adverse health
effects. Many studies of low-level
RF exposures have not found any
biological effects. Some studies
have suggested that some biological
effects might occur, but such
findings have not been confirmed by
additional research. This equipment
has been tested and found to
comply with IC radiation exposure
limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment and meets RSS-102 of
the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure
rules.
For Customers in the U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this
product, you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669).
The number below is for the FCC
related matters only.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: WW067022
Responsible Party: 
Sony Electronics
Inc.
Address: 
16535 Via Esprillo, San
Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference
received, including interference
that may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment must not be co-
located or operated in conjunction
with any other antenna or
transmitter.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes
or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could
void your authority to operate this
equipment.
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Note:
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
–
– Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
–
– Increase the separation between
the equipment and receiver.
–
– Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is
connected.
–
– Consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
The supplied interface cable must be
used with the equipment in order to
comply with the limits for a digital
device pursuant to Subpart B of Part
15 of FCC Rules.
For Customers in Canada
This device complies with Industry
Canada’s licence-exempt RSSs.
Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause
interference; and
(2) This device must accept any
interference, including interference
that may cause undesired operation
of the device.
For Customers in Europe
Notice for the customers in the
countries applying EU Directives
Manufacturer: Sony Corporation, 1-7-1
Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075
Japan
For EU product compliance: Sony
Belgium, bijkantoor van Sony Europe
Limited, Da Vincilaan 7-D1, 1935
Zaventem, Belgium
Hereby, Sony Corporation, declares
that this equipment is in compliance
with the essential requirements and
other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC. For details, please access
the following URL:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
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Disposal of waste batteries and
electrical and electronic equipment
(applicable in the European Union and
other European countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the
product, the battery
or on the packaging
indicates that the
product and the
battery shall not
be treated as household waste. On
certain batteries this symbol might be
used in combination with a chemical
symbol. The chemical symbols for
mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added
if the battery contains more than
0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead.
By ensuring these products and
batteries are disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potentially
negative consequences for the
environment and human health
which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling. The
recycling of the materials will help to
conserve natural resources. In case of
products that for safety, performance
or data integrity reasons require
a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery
should be replaced by qualified
service staff only. To ensure that
the battery and the electrical and
electronic equipment will be treated
properly, hand over these products
at end-of-life to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view
the section on how to remove the
battery from the product safely. Hand
the battery over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of
waste batteries.
For more detailed information about
recycling of this product or battery,
please contact your local Civic Office,
your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you
purchased the product or battery.
For Customers in Singapore
For Customers in U.A.E.
For Customers in Malaysia
For Customers in India
Battery Pack
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Table of contents
Check out the Help Guide!....................................................... 2
Notes on using your camera................................................... 11
Preparations for shooting
Checking the camera and the supplied items........................15
Identifying parts.......................................................................16
Front side........................................................................16
Rear side.........................................................................17
Top side..........................................................................19
Sides............................................................................... 20
Bottom........................................................................... 22
Basic operations..................................................................... 23
Using the multi-selector................................................ 23
Using the front multi-controller.................................... 23
Using the Fn (Function) button..................................... 25
How to use the Quick Navi screen................................ 26
Startup guide.......................................................................... 28
Step 1: Charging the battery pack................................. 28
Step 2: Inserting the battery pack into the camera..... 29
Step 3: Inserting a memory card................................... 30
Step 4: Attaching a lens................................................ 32
Step 5: Setting the language and the clock................. 34
Step 6: Shooting images in auto mode........................ 35
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Shooting
Focusing...................................................................................37
Focus Mode....................................................................37
Auto focus............................................................................... 39
Auto focus mechanism................................................. 39
Focus Area......................................................................41
Manual Focus.......................................................................... 43
Direct manual focus (DMF)............................................44
Continuous shooting.............................................................. 45
Selecting a still image size/image quality.............................48
 Image Size...............................................................48
 Quality.....................................................................49
Shooting movies
Movie recording formats...............................................50
 File Format................................................................51
 Record Setting......................................................... 53
Using wireless functions
Using the Wi-Fi/One-touch (NFC)/Bluetooth functions........ 56
Connecting the camera to a wireless access point............... 57
Using a computer
Connecting the camera to a computer.................................. 58
Connecting to a computer............................................ 58
Disconnecting the camera from the computer............ 59
Introduction to computer software........................................60
PlayMemories Home.....................................................60
Image Data Converter...................................................60
Remote Camera Control.................................................61
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MENU items/List of icons
Using MENU items.................................................................. 62
List of MENU items.................................................................. 63
 (Camera Settings1)................................................. 63
 (Camera Settings2)................................................ 70
 (Wireless).................................................................. 75
 (Playback)................................................................ 76
 (Setup)..................................................................... 78
List of icons on the monitor.................................................... 82
Indicators on the display panel..................................... 87
About this product
Specifications..........................................................................88
Battery life and number of recordable images............88
Memory cards that can be used...................................89
Number of recordable images......................................90
Recordable movie times............................................... 92
Specifications................................................................ 95
Index.....................................................................100
For details on the Wi-Fi functions and NFC One-touch functions, refer to the
attached document “Wi-Fi Connection/One-touch (NFC) Guide” or to the
“Help Guide” (page 2).
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Notes on using your camera
Along with this section, also see
“Precautions” in the Help Guide
(page 2).
Screen language
You can select the language
displayed on the screen using the
menu (page 80).
Notes on recording/playback
•
• Once you format the memory
card, all the data recorded on
the memory card will be deleted
and cannot be restored. Before
formatting, copy the data to a
computer or other device.
•
• Before you start recording, make
a trial recording to make sure that
the camera is working correctly.
Notes on handling the product
•
• This camera is designed to be dust
and moisture-resistant, but is not
waterproof or splash-proof.
•
• Do not leave the camera, the
supplied accessories, or memory
cards within the reach of infants.
They may be accidentally
swallowed. If this occurs, consult a
doctor immediately.
No compensation for damaged
content or recording failure
Sony can provide no guarantees
in the event of failure to record or
loss or damage of recorded images
or audio data due to a malfunction
of the camera or recording media,
etc. We recommend backing up
important data.
Notes on the monitor, electronic
viewfinder, lens, and image sensor
•
• The monitor and electronic
viewfinder are manufactured
using extremely high-precision
technology, and over 99.99% of the
pixels are operational for effective
use. However, there may be some
small black dots and/or bright
dots (white, red, blue or green in
color) that constantly appear on the
monitor and electronic viewfinder.
These dots are normal due to the
manufacturing process and do not
affect the images in any way.
•
• Do not hold the camera by the
monitor.
•
• Do not leave the lens or the
viewfinder exposed to a strong
light source such as sunlight.
Because of the lens’s condensing
function, doing so may cause
smoke, fire, or a malfunction inside
the camera body or the lens. If you
have to leave the camera exposed
to a light source such as sunlight,
attach the lens cap to the lens.
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•
• When you shoot with backlighting,
keep the sun sufficiently far away
from the angle of view. Otherwise,
the sunlight may enter the focus
inside the camera and cause smoke
or fire. Even if the sun is slightly
away from the angle of view, it may
still cause smoke or fire.
•
• Do not directly expose the lens to
beams such as laser beams. That
may damage the image sensor and
cause the camera to malfunction.
•
• Do not look at sunlight or a strong
light source through the lens when
it is detached. This may result in
unrecoverable damage to the eyes
or cause a malfunction.
•
• Do not use the camera in areas
where strong radio waves or
radiation are being emitted.
Recording and playback may not
function correctly.
•
• Images may trail across on the
screen in a cold location. This is not
a malfunction.
•
• The recorded image may be
different from the image you
monitored before recording.
Notes on using lenses and
accessories
It is recommended that you use Sony
lenses/accessories designed to suit
the characteristics of this camera.
Using this camera with products from
other manufacturers may affect its
performance, leading to accidents
or malfunction. Sony bears no
responsibility for such accidents or
malfunction.
Notes on the Multi Interface Shoe
•
• When attaching or detaching
accessories such as an external
flash to the Multi Interface Shoe,
first turn the power to OFF. When
attaching the accessory, confirm
that it is firmly fastened to the
camera.
•
• Do not use the Multi Interface Shoe
with a commercially available flash
that applies voltages of 250 V or
more or has the opposite polarity
of the camera. It may cause a
malfunction.
Notes on shooting with the
viewfinder
•
• The image may be slightly distorted
near the corners of the viewfinder.
This is not a malfunction. When you
want to see the full composition
with all its details, you can also use
the monitor.
•
• If you pan the camera while looking
into the viewfinder or move your
eyes around, the image in the
viewfinder may be distorted or the
color of the image may change.
This is a characteristic of the
lens or display device and is not
a malfunction. When you shoot
an image, we recommend that
you look at the center area of the
viewfinder.
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•
• When shooting with the viewfinder,
you may experience symptoms
such as eyestrain, fatigue,
travel sickness, or nausea. We
recommend that you take a break
at regular intervals when you are
shooting with the viewfinder.
In case you may feel
uncomfortable, refrain from using
the viewfinder until your condition
recovers, and consult your doctor
as necessary.
Notes on continuous shooting
During continuous shooting, the
monitor or viewfinder may flash
between the shooting screen and a
black screen. If you keep watching
the screen in this situation, you may
experience uncomfortable symptoms
such as feeling of unwellness. If
you experience uncomfortable
symptoms, stop using the camera,
and consult your doctor as necessary.
Notes on recording for long
periods of time or recording 4K
movies
•
• Depending on the camera and
battery temperature, you may be
unable to record movies or the
power may turn off automatically
to protect the camera. A message
will be displayed on the screen
before the power turns off or you
can no longer record movies. In
this case, leave the power off and
wait until the camera and battery
temperature goes down. If you turn
on the power without letting the
camera and battery cool enough,
the power may turn off again
or you may be unable to record
movies.
•
• Under high ambient temperatures,
the temperature of the camera
rises quickly.
•
• When the temperature of the
camera rises, the image quality
may deteriorate. It is recommended
that you wait until the temperature
of the camera drops before
continuing to shoot.
•
• The surface of the camera may get
warm. This is not a malfunction.
•
• Especially during 4K movie
shooting, the recording time may
be shorter under low temperature
conditions. Warm up the battery
pack or replace it with a new
battery.
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Notes on playing back movies on
other devices
Movies recorded with this camera
may not be played back correctly on
other devices. Also, movies recorded
with other devices may not be played
back correctly on this camera.
Warning on copyright
Television programs, films,
videotapes, and other materials
may be copyrighted. Unauthorized
recording of such materials may
be contrary to the provisions of the
copyright laws.
On the data specifications
described in this manual
The data on performance and
specifications are defined under
the following conditions, except
as described in this manual: at an
ordinary ambient temperature of
25ºC (77°F), and using a battery pack
that has been fully charged until the
charge lamp has turned off.
How to turn off wireless network
functions (Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth
function, etc.) temporarily
When you board an airplane, etc.,
you can turn off all wireless network
functions temporarily.
Select MENU button  (Wireless)
 [Airplane Mode]  [On].
If you set [Airplane Mode] to [On], an
 (airplane) mark will be displayed
on the screen.
Notes on wireless LAN
If your camera is lost or stolen, Sony
bears no responsibility for the loss or
damage caused by illegal access or
use of the registered access point on
the camera.
Notes on security when using
wireless LAN products
•
• Always make sure that you are
using a secure wireless LAN to avoid
hacking, access by malicious third
parties, or other vulnerabilities.
•
• It is important that you set the
security settings when using a
wireless LAN.
•
• If a security problem arises
because no security precautions
are in place or due to any
inevitable circumstances when
using a wireless LAN, Sony bears
no responsibility for the loss or
damage.
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Preparations
for
shooting
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Preparations
for
shooting
Preparations for shooting
Checking the camera and the supplied
items
The number in parentheses
indicates the number of pieces.
•
• Camera (1)
•
• Battery charger (1)
•
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)*
(supplied in some countries/
regions)
*	 Multiple power cords may be
supplied with your camera.
Use the appropriate one that
matches your country/region.
See page 4.
•
• NP-FM500H Rechargeable
battery pack (1)
•
• Micro USB cable (1)
•
• Shoulder strap (1)
•
• Body cap (1) (Attached to the
camera)
•
• Shoe cap (1) (Attached to the
camera)
•
• Eyepiece cup (1) (Attached to
the camera)
•
• Instruction Manual (1) (this
manual)
•
• Wi-Fi Connection/One-touch
(NFC) Guide (1)
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Identifying parts
See the pages in parentheses for details.
Front side
	 Shutter button (35)
	 ON/OFF (Power) switch (34)
	 Front dial
You can quickly adjust the
settings for each shooting
mode.
	 Remote sensor/Self-timer
lamp
	 Wi-Fi antenna (built-in)
	 Preview button
	Mount
	 Lens contacts *
	Mirror*
	Microphone**
	 Mode dial lock release button
	 Mode dial (36)
	 C2 button (Custom button 2)
(74)
	 Mounting index (32)
	 Lens release button (33)
	 Front multi-controller (23)
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Preparations
for
shooting
	 Front multi-controller click
switch (23)
*	 Do not directly touch these parts.
**	 Do not cover this part during
movie recording. Doing so may
cause noise or lower the volume.
Rear side
	 Diopter-adjustment dial
Adjust the diopter-adjustment
dial according to your eyesight
until the display appears
clearly in the viewfinder. If it is
hard to operate the diopter-
adjustment dial, remove the
eyepiece cup before operating
the dial.
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	 Eye sensor
	 Eyepiece cup
	 MENU button (62)
	Viewfinder*
	Monitor
You can adjust the monitor to
an easily viewable angle and
shoot from any position.
	 MOVIE (Movie) button (36)
	 For shooting: AEL button/
SLOW SYNC button
For viewing: (Image index)
button
When shooting with a flash,
shoot images while pressing
and holding the SLOW SYNC
button to brightly capture not
only the subject but also the
background.
	 For shooting: AF/MF button
For viewing: (Enlarge)
button
	 Rear dial
You can quickly adjust the
settings for each shooting
mode.
	 Multi-selector/Center button
(23)
	 DISP (Display) button (73)
	 Access lamp
	 For shooting: Fn (Function)
button (25, 74)
For viewing: (Send to
Smartphone) button
•
• You can display the screen
for [Send to Smartphone] by
pressing this button.
•
• When you attach a vertical
grip (sold separately),
pressing the (Image
rotation) button on the
vertical grip displays the
[Send to Smartphone] screen.
	 (Smart Telecon.) button
Smart Teleconverter magnifies
and trims the center of the
image, then records it.
	 (Playback) button (36)
	 For shooting: C1 button
(Custom button 1) (74)
For viewing: (Delete) button
(36)
*	 Do not directly touch these parts.
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Preparations
for
shooting
Top side
	 FINDER/MONITOR button
(73)
	 Multi Interface Shoe*
Some accessories may not go
in all the way and protrude
backward from the Multi
interface shoe. However,
when the accessory reaches
the front end of the shoe, the
connection is completed.
	 Light sensor
	 (Drive mode) button
(64)
	 WB (White balance) button
(68)
	 (Exposure compensation)
button (67)
	 ISO button (67)
	 (Display panel illumination)
button (87)
	  Image sensor position
mark
The image sensor is the
sensor that converts light into
an electric signal. The
mark shows the location of
the image sensor. When you
measure the exact distance
between the camera and the
subject, refer to the position of
the horizontal line.
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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 camera.
	 Display panel (87)
*	 For details on compatible
accessories for the multi interface
shoe, visit the Sony website, or
consult your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
Accessories for the Accessory Shoe
can also be used. Operations with
other manufactures’ accessories
are not guaranteed.
Sides
	 (Flash sync) terminal
	Speaker
	 REMOTE terminal
When connecting the Remote
Commander (sold separately)
to the camera, insert the plug
of the Remote Commander
into the REMOTE terminal,
aligning the guide of the
plug with the guide of the
REMOTE terminal. Make sure
that the cord of the Remote
Commander faces forward.
	  Microphone jack
When an external microphone
is connected, the internal
microphone turns off
automatically. When the
external microphone is a
plugin-power type, the power
of the microphone is supplied
by the camera.
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Preparations
for
shooting
	  Headphones jack
You can check the sound while
recording or playing back
movies.
	 HDMI micro jack
 	Multi/Micro USB Terminal*
(58)
This terminal supports Micro
USB-compatible devices.
	 DC IN terminal
Use an AC Adaptor
(sold separately) that supports
shooting and playback to
supply power while shooting
or playing back images. When
connecting the AC Adaptor
(sold separately) to the camera,
turn the camera off, then
plug the connector of the AC
Adaptor into the DC IN terminal
on the camera.
	 Hooks for shoulder strap
Attach both ends of the strap
onto the camera.
	 (N mark) (56)
This mark indicates the touch
point for connecting the
camera and an NFC-enabled
Smartphone.
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•
• NFC (Near Field
Communication) is an
international standard
of short-range wireless
communication technology.
	 SLOT1 (Memory card slot 1)
(30)
Supports SD cards and
Memory Stick PRO Duo
	 SLOT2 (Memory card slot 2)
(32)
Supports SD cards only
*	 For details on compatible
accessories for the Multi/Micro
USB Terminal, visit the Sony
website, or consult your Sony
dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility.
Bottom
	 Battery insertion slot (29)
	 Battery cover (29)
	 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.
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Preparations
for
shooting
Basic operations
Using the multi-selector
•
• Put your finger right on top of the multi-selector to manipulate it more
precisely.
•
• You can move the selection frame by pressing the multi-selector up/
down/left/right. The selection frame can be moved in eight directions
in some situations. The item selected with the multi-selector can be
entered by pressing the center of the multi-selector.
•
• Press the multi-selector left/right while playing back images to display
the previous or next image.
•
• The [Focus Standard] function is assigned to the center of the multi-
selector in the default settings.
Using the front multi-controller
You can change settings using the front multi-controller. The front-multi
controller can be assigned different functions in the still image and movie
recording modes.
1	Press the button on the
front multi-controller during
shooting to display the
setting screen.
2	Select the desired setting by turning the front multi-controller.
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3	Press the button on the front multi-controller to enter the
selection.
To change the assigned function
You can change the assigned function by pressing and holding the button
on the front multi-controller.
The assigned function can also be changed by selecting MENU 
 (Camera Settings2)  [Custom Key(Shoot.)]  [  Front Multi Ctrl.]
or [  Front Multi Ctrl.].
Functions that can be assigned
Focus Mode Focus Area Select Focus Area
Shutter Speed Aperture Exposure Comp.
ISO Metering Mode White Balance
Creative Style Picture Effect
Audio Rec Level
(only in movie mode)
Hint
•
• You can change the clicking pressure of the front multi-controller using the
click switch. By setting the click switch to “OFF,” you can change the setting
silently during movie recording.
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Preparations
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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	When using the monitor,
press the DISP button
repeatedly to display a
screen mode other than
[For viewfinder], and then
press the Fn (Function) button.
•
• When using the viewfinder, this
procedure is not necessary.
Fn button
2	Select a function to set by pressing the multi-selector up/
down/left/right.
3	Select the desired setting by
turning the front dial, and
press the center of the multi-
selector.
•
• Some functions can be fine-
tuned using the rear dial.
To adjust settings from the dedicated setting screens
Select the desired function in step 2,
then press the center of the multi-
selector. The dedicated setting screen
for the function will appear. Follow the
operating guide to adjust settings.
Operation guide
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How to use the Quick Navi screen
The Quick Navi screen is a function optimized for shooting with the
viewfinder, that lets you control settings directly.
1	Select MENU   (Camera Settings2)  [DISP Button] 
[Monitor]  [For viewfinder], then select [Enter].
2	Press the DISP button to set the screen mode to
[For viewfinder].
3	Press the Fn button to switch to the Quick Navi screen.
•
• The displayed contents and their positions in the illustrations are just
guidelines, and may differ from the actual displays.
Auto mode
P/A/S/M/Sweep Panorama mode
4	Select a function to set by pressing the multi-selector up/
down/left/right.
5	Select the desired setting by turning the front dial.
•
• Some functions can be fine-tuned using the rear dial.
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To adjust settings from the dedicated setting screens
Select the desired function in step 4,
then press the center of the multi-
selector. The dedicated setting screen
for the function will appear. Follow the
operating guide to adjust settings.
Operation guide
Note
•
• Items that are gray on the Quick Navi screen are not adjustable.
•
• When using [Creative Style], some settings can only be controlled from the
dedicated screen.
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Startup guide
Step 1: Charging the battery pack
1	Insert the battery pack into
the battery charger.
2	Connect the battery charger to
the wall outlet (wall socket).
The CHARGE lamp on the battery
charger will light up in orange and
charging will start.
•
• How to connect the battery
charger may differ depending
on the country/region.
CHARGE lamp (orange)
Lit: Charging
Off: Charging finished
Flashing: Charging error or
charging paused temporarily
because the camera is not within
the proper temperature range
With the battery charger that
can be connected to the wall
outlet (wall socket) directly
CHARGE lamp
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Preparations
for
shooting
•
• Charging time (full charge):
approximately 175 min (when
charging a fully depleted battery
pack at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F))
•
• When the camera is being used
for the first time or when you
use a battery pack that has not
been used for a long time, the
CHARGE lamp may flash quickly
when the battery is charged for
the first time. If this happens,
remove the battery pack and
then re-insert it to recharge.
•
• Connect the battery charger
to the nearest wall outlet (wall
socket). If malfunctions occur
while using the battery charger,
disconnect the plug from
the wall outlet (wall socket)
immediately to disconnect from
the power source. The battery
charger is not disconnected
from the power source even
when the charge lamp turns off.
With the battery charger that
requires the power cord to
connect to the wall outlet (wall
socket)
CHARGE lamp
To a wall outlet
(wall socket)
Step 2: Inserting the battery pack into the camera
1	Open the battery cover.
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2	Insert the battery pack while
pressing the lock lever with
the tip of the battery until the
battery locks into place.
Lock lever
3	Close the cover.
To remove the battery pack
Make sure that the access lamp
(page 18) is not lit, and turn off
the camera. Then, slide the lock
lever and remove the battery pack.
Be careful not to drop the battery
pack.
Lock lever
Step 3: Inserting a memory card
For details on memory cards that can be used with this camera, refer to
page 89.
1	Open the memory card cover.
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2	Insert the memory card into
the slot 1.
•
• 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.
Slot 1 Slot 2
•
• Use the slot 1 when you are only using one memory card. The slot 1 is
used in the default settings.
You can change which memory card slot to use by selecting MENU 
 (Setup)  [Select Rec. Media].
3	Close the cover.
Hint
•
• When you use a memory card with the camera for the first time, it is
recommended that you format the card on the camera for more stable
performance of the memory card (page 80).
To remove the memory card
Open the memory card cover.
Make sure that the access lamp
(page 18) is not lit, and then
push in the memory card once to
remove it.
Access lamp
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To record to memory cards in two slots
The slot 1 is used in the default settings. If you do not intend to change
the settings and will only use one memory card, use the slot 1.
By inserting another memory card into the slot 2, you can record the same
images to two memory cards simultaneously or record a different type
of image (still images/movies) to each memory card ([Recording Mode])
(page 80).
Step 4: Attaching a lens
1	Remove the body cap from the
camera and the rear lens cap
from the rear of the lens.
•
• When changing the lens,
work quickly in a dust-free
environment to keep dust or
debris from getting inside the
camera.
Rear lens cap
Body cap
2	Mount the lens by aligning
the two orange index marks
(mounting indexes) on the
lens and camera.
•
• Hold the camera with the lens
facing down to prevent dust
or debris from entering the
camera.
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3	While pushing the lens lightly
toward the camera, turn the
lens slowly in the direction of
the arrow until it clicks into
the locked position.
Note
•
• Be sure to hold the lens straight and do not use force when attaching a lens.
•
• Do not press the lens release button when attaching a lens.
•
• When carrying the camera with a lens attached, hold both the camera and
the lens firmly.
•
• Do not hold the part of the lens that is extended for zoom or focus
adjustment.
To remove the lens
Keep pressing the lens release
button and turn the lens in the
direction of the arrow until it stops.
Lens release button
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Step 5: Setting the language and the clock
1	Set the power switch to “ON”
to turn on the camera.
ON/OFF (Power) switch
2	Select the desired language
and then press the center of
the multi-selector.
Multi-selector
3	Make sure that [Enter] is selected on the screen and then press
the center.
4	Select the desired geographic location and then press the
center.
5	Select [Date/Time] by pressing the multi-selector up/down,
and then press the center.
6	Select the desired item by pressing the multi-selector up/
down/left/right, and then press the center.
7	Repeat steps 5 and 6 to set other items, then select [Enter] and
press the center.
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Preparations
for
shooting
Hint
•
• If you want to set the date and time later, you can cancel the date and time
setting procedure by pressing the MENU button. In this case, the setting
screen for the date and time will reappear the next time you turn on the
camera.
•
• To reset the date and time setting, use MENU (page 80).
Note
•
• If the date and time setting procedure is cancelled halfway through, the
setting screen for the date and time will reappear every time you turn on the
camera.
•
• This camera does not have a function for inserting the date into images.
You can insert the date into images and then save and print them using
PlayMemories Home (for Windows only).
Step 6: Shooting images in auto mode
1	Press and hold the lock release button in the center of the
mode dial, then turn the mode dial to set to .
The shooting mode will be set to  (Intelligent Auto).
2	Look through the viewfinder and hold the camera.
3	Set the size of the subject by rotating the zoom ring of the lens
when a zoom lens is attached.
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4	Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
•
• When the image is in focus, an indicator (such as ) will light up.
5	Press the shutter button all the way down.
To shoot movies
Press the MOVIE button to start/stop recording.
To play back images
Press the (Playback) button to play back images. You can select the
desired image using the multi-selector.
To delete displayed image
Press the (Delete) button while an image is displayed to delete it.
Select [Delete] using the multi-selector on the confirmation screen, and
then press the center of the multi-selector to delete the image.
To shoot images in various shooting modes
Set the mode dial to the desired mode depending on the subject or the
functions you want to use.
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Shooting
Focusing
Focus Mode
Selects the focus method to suit the movement of the subject.
The focus mode switching method depends on the attached lens.
1	If the lens has a focus mode switch, set it to “AF” or “MF.”
•
• With an SSM lens or an SAM lens that supports DMF (Direct Manual
Focus)*, you can switch the focus mode to any mode including the
auto focus and manual focus modes by operating the camera, even
when the focus mode switch on the lens is in the “AF” position.
*
* SAL18135 only (as of the day this camera was released)
2	MENU   (Camera Settings1)  [Focus Mode]  desired
setting.
•
• When you want to use the auto focus function, set the focus mode
switch on the lens to “AF.” If the focus mode switch on the lens is set
to “MF,” the focus mode will be locked to [Manual Focus].
•
• If the lens supports the Hybrid Phase Detection AF system,
every auto focus mode will use the Hybrid Phase Detection AF
system as the focus detection method in the default settings. The
focus detection method can be changed by selecting MENU 
 (Camera Settings1)  [AF System].
(Single-shot AF): The product locks the focus once focusing is
complete. Use this when the subject is motionless.
(Automatic AF): [Single-shot AF] and [Continuous AF] are
switched according to the movement of the subject. When the
shutter button is pressed halfway down, the product locks the focus
when it determines that the subject is motionless, or continues to
focus when the subject is in motion. During continuous shooting,
the product automatically shoots with Continuous AF from the
second shot.
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(Continuous AF): The product continues to focus while the
shutter button is pressed and held halfway down. Use this when
the subject is in motion. In [Continuous AF] mode, there is no beep
when the camera focuses.
(DMF): You can make fine adjustments manually after the focus
is locked, letting you focus on a subject more quickly than when
using the manual focus from the beginning. This is convenient in
situations such as macro shooting.
(Manual Focus): Adjusts the focus manually. If you cannot focus
on the intended subject using auto focus, use manual focus.
Focus indicator
 (lit): The subject is in focus and the focus is locked.
 (flashing): The subject is not in focus.
(lit): The subject is in focus. The focus will be adjusted continuously
according to the movements of the subject.
(lit): Focusing is in progress.
Subjects on which it is difficult to focus using auto focus
•
• Dark and distant subjects
•
• Subjects with poor contrast
•
• Subjects seen through glass
•
• Fast-moving subjects
•
• Reflective light or shiny surfaces
•
• Flashing light
•
• Back-lit subjects
•
• Continuously repetitive patterns, such as the facades of buildings
•
• Subjects in the focusing area with different focal distances
Note
•
• Only [Continuous AF] and [Manual Focus] are available in the movie shooting
mode.
Hint
•
• In [Continuous AF] mode, you can lock the focus by pressing and holding the
button that has been assigned the [Focus Hold] function (page 74).
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Auto focus
Auto focus mechanism
This camera is equipped with a Hybrid Phase Detection AF system
simultaneously driven by a focal plane phase detection AF sensor and a
dedicated phase detection AF sensor. Use lenses that support the Hybrid
Phase Detection AF system for a wide area, high density, multiple points,
and Hybrid Cross AF Points*1
, which are difficult to achieve with just a
single dedicated phase detection AF sensor.
•
• For details on compatible lenses, refer to the support site.
http://www.sony.net/hpd/
*1	
In Hybrid Cross AF Points, the focal plane phase detection AF sensor and
dedicated phase detection AF sensor work together. These points have a
superior capturing ability and can achieve high-accuracy focusing.
Auto focus area in Hybrid Phase Detection AF
The Hybrid Phase Detection AF system is active when a lens that supports
the Hybrid Phase Detection AF system is attached and [AF System]
(page 65) is set to [Auto]. The Hybrid Phase Detection AF system allows
you to use an auto focus function with a wide area, 399 focus points
(maximum), and Hybrid Cross AF.
Conceptual diagram
When a lens that supports Hybrid Phase
Detection AF and full-frame size is attached
When a dedicated APS-C size lens that
supports Hybrid Phase Detection AF is
attached
(A): Hybrid Cross AF Points
Focal plane phase detection AF (vertical detection) +
dedicated phase detection AF (cross detection*2
, F2.8-sensitive)
(B): Hybrid Cross AF Points
Focal plane phase detection AF (vertical detection) +
dedicated phase detection AF (cross detection*2
)
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(C): Hybrid Cross AF Points
Focal plane phase detection AF (vertical detection) +
dedicated phase detection AF (horizontal detection)
(D): Focal plane phase detection points (vertical detection)
*2	
Cross detection focus points achieve high capturing performance by
arranging horizontal detection points and vertical detection points in a
cross shape in the same focusing area. The focus point at the center is also
equipped with a F2.8-sensitive sensor that supports lenses with a minimum
F-value of 2.8 or lower.
Auto focus area of the dedicated phase detection AF
sensor
The dedicated phase detection AF sensor with 79 focus points is
used for auto focusing when a lens that does not support the Hybrid
Phase Detection AF system is attached, or [AF System] is set to
[Ddc Phase AF Only].
•
• The number of focus points is limited to 61 in the movie shooting mode.
Conceptual diagram
When 79 focus points are available When 61 focus points are available
(A): Dedicated phase detection AF sensor (cross detection, F2.8-sensitive)
(B): Dedicated phase detection AF sensor (cross detection)
(C): Dedicated phase detection AF sensor
Hint
•
• Set [Selectable AF Area] to [Only Cross-Type AF] to limit the auto focusing
area to the Hybrid Cross AF Points when the Hybrid Phase Detection AF is
active.
Note
•
• Only some of the 399 focus points in Hybrid Phase Detection AF are used in
the following situation:
–
– [Selectable AF Area] is set to [Only Cross-Type AF].
–
– [Flexible Spot Points] is set to other than [All].
–
– A lens that does not support Hybrid Phase Detection AF is attached.
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–
– A dedicated APS-C size lens is attached.
–
– [APS-C/Super 35mm] is set to [On].
–
– Digital zoom (Smart Telecon.)
–
– In movie shooting mode
–
– Continuous shooting with a large aperture value
Focus Area
Selects the focusing area. Use this function when it is difficult to focus
properly in the auto focus mode.
MENU   (Camera Settings1)  [Focus Area]  desired
setting.
Wide: Focuses on a subject covering the whole range of the screen
automatically. When you press the shutter button halfway down in the
still image shooting mode, a green frame is displayed around the area
that is in focus.
Zone: Select a zone on the monitor on which to focus, and the
product will automatically select a focus area.
Center: Focuses automatically on a subject in the center of the
image. Use together with the focus-lock function to create the
composition you want.
Flexible Spot: Allows you to move the focusing frame to a desired
point on the screen and focus on an extremely small subject in a
narrow area.
Expand Flexible Spot: If the product cannot focus on a single
selected point, it uses focus points around the flexible spot as a
secondary priority area for focusing.
Lock-on AF: When the shutter button is pressed
and held halfway down, the product tracks the subject within the
selected autofocus area. This setting is available only when the focus
mode is set to [Continuous AF]. Point the cursor at [Lock-on AF] on the
[Focus Area] setting screen, and then adjust the desired area to start
tracking by pressing the multi-selector left/right. You can also move
the tracking start area to the desired point by designating the area as a
flexible spot or expand flexible spot.
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Available focus areas
When the Hybrid Phase Detection AF system is active, the entire focus
area including the focal plane phase detection AF area is available (A).
When the Hybrid Phase Detection AF system is not active, dedicated
phase detection AF area is available (B).
Conceptual diagram
The shaded area is the available focusing area.
(A) (B)
•
• When [Zone] is selected, the focus area is divided into 15 zones in (A),
or 9 zones in (B).
To move the focus area
You can move the focus area in [Flexible Spot], [Expand Flexible Spot], or
[Zone] by operating the multi-selector.
Note
•
• [Focus Area] is locked to [Wide] in the following situations:
–
– [Intelligent Auto]
–
– Lock-on AF
•
• The focus area may not light up during continuous shooting or when the
shutter button is pressed all the way down at once.
•
• When the mode dial is set to (Movie/S&Q Motion) or during movie
shooting, [Lock-on AF] cannot be selected as the [Focus Area].
•
• When using the following zoom functions, a dotted square frame may appear
around the whole screen depending on the zoom scale. The camera will
perform auto focusing using the entire screen.
–
– Smart zoom
–
– Clear Image Zoom
–
– Digital zoom
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Manual Focus
When it is difficult to focus properly in the autofocus mode, you can
adjust the focus manually.
1	Set the focus mode switch on the lens to “MF.”
•
• With an SSM lens or an SAM lens that supports DMF (Direct Manual
Focus)*, you can switch the focus mode to the manual focus mode by
operating the camera, even when the focus mode switch on the lens
is in the “AF” position.
*
* SAL18135 only (as of the day this camera was released)
2	If the lens does not have a focus mode switch, select MENU 
 (Camera Settings1)  [Focus Mode]  [Manual Focus].
•
• If [Focus Mode] has been assigned to the front multi-controller, you
can also change the setting by operating the front multi-controller
(page 23).
3	Rotate the focusing ring to
achieve sharp focus.
4	Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image.
Note
•
• When you use the viewfinder, adjust the diopter level to obtain the correct
focus on the viewfinder (page 17).
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Direct manual focus (DMF)
You can make fine adjustments manually after performing auto focusing,
letting you focus on a subject more quickly than when using the manual
focus from the beginning. This is convenient in situations such as macro
shooting.
1	MENU   (Camera Settings1)  [Focus Mode]  [DMF].
2	Press the shutter button halfway down to focus automatically.
3	Keep the shutter button
pressed halfway down, and
then rotate the focusing ring
to achieve a sharper focus.
4	Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image.
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Shooting
Continuous shooting
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter
button.
1	 /  (Drive Mode) button  [Cont. Shooting].
•
• You can also select MENU   (Camera Settings1)  [Drive Mode].
2	Select the desired mode by pressing the multi-selector right/
left.
Continuous Shooting: Hi+: Images are shot continuously at the
maximum speed while you press and hold down the shutter button.
The aperture value is locked when the first shot is taken.
Continuous Shooting: Hi / Continuous Shooting: Mid /
Continuous Shooting: Lo: Subjects are easier to track because
the subject is displayed in real-time on the monitor or viewfinder
during shooting.
Auto focus in continuous shooting
For the first shot of continuous shooting, all of the focus points are
available if the Hybrid Phase Detection AF is active, and the dedicated
phase detection AF points are available if the Hybrid Phase Detection
AF is not active. Focus points available from the second shot onward are
described in the table below.
Even if the lens supports the Hybrid Phase Detection AF, the auto focus
area is limited to the dedicated phase detection AF area for the first shot
in the following situations:
•
• [AF System] is set to [Ddc Phase AF Only].
•
• [Selectable AF Area] is set to [Only Cross-Type AF].
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Hybrid Phase
Detection AF
compatibility of
the lens*
Auto focus capability from the second shot onward
Minimum F
value – F3.5
F4 – F8 F9 or more
Continuous
Shooting: Hi+
Compatible All points
All points
(only the focal
plane phase
detection
AF sensor is
active)
Focus is
locked when
the first shot
is taken
Incompatible
Dedicated
phase
detection AF
sensor area
(61 points)
Focus is
locked when
the first shot
is taken
Focus is
locked when
the first shot
is taken
Continuous
Shooting: Hi
Continuous
Shooting: Mid
Compatible All points All points
Dedicated
phase
detection AF
sensor area
Incompatible
Dedicated
phase
detection AF
sensor area
Dedicated
phase
detection AF
sensor area
Dedicated
phase
detection AF
sensor area
Continuous
Shooting: Lo
Compatible All points All points All points
Incompatible
Dedicated
phase
detection AF
sensor area
Dedicated
phase
detection AF
sensor area
Dedicated
phase
detection AF
sensor area
*	 For details on compatible lenses, refer to the support site.
http://www.sony.net/hpd/
Conceptual diagram
All points Dedicated phase
detection AF sensor
area
Dedicated phase
detection AF sensor
area (61 points)
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Hint
•
• To continuously adjust the focus and exposure during continuous shooting,
set as follows:
–
– [Focus Mode]: [Continuous AF]
–
– [  AEL w/ shutter]: [Off] or [Auto]
Note
•
• The shooting speed during continuous shooting becomes slower when
[  RAW File Type] is set to [Uncompressed] in [Continuous Shooting: Hi+]
mode.
•
• The shooting speed during continuous shooting becomes slower
when [e-Front Curtain Shut.] is set to [Off] in [Continuous Shooting: Hi],
[Continuous Shooting: Mid] or [Continuous Shooting: Lo] mode.
•
• The subject is not displayed in real-time on the monitor or viewfinder when
shooting in [Continuous Shooting: Hi+] mode.
•
• Continuous shooting is unavailable in the following situations:
–
– The shooting mode is set to [Sweep Panorama].
–
– [Picture Effect] is set to [Rich-tone Mono.].
–
– [DRO/Auto HDR] is set to [Auto HDR].
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Selecting a still image size/image quality
 Image Size
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.
MENU   (Camera Settings1)  [ Image Size]  desired
setting.
When [Aspect Ratio] is set to 3:2 When [Aspect Ratio] is set to 16:9
L: 42M 7952×5304 pixels L: 36M 7952×4472 pixels
M: 18M 5168×3448 pixels M: 15M 5168×2912 pixels
S: 11M 3984×2656 pixels S: 8.9M 3984×2240 pixels
When [APS-C/Super 35mm] is set to [On]
When [Aspect Ratio] is set to 3:2 When [Aspect Ratio] is set to 16:9
L: 18M 5168×3448 pixels L: 15M 5168×2912 pixels
M: 11M 3984×2656 pixels M: 8.9M 3984×2240 pixels
S: 4.5M 2592×1728 pixels S: 3.8M 2592×1456 pixels
Note
•
• When [ Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], the image size for RAW
images corresponds to “L.”
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Shooting
 Quality
MENU   (Camera Settings1)  [ Quality]  desired
setting.
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.
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• 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 two 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 one memory card, but the image quality will be lower.
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Shooting movies
Movie recording formats
The following movie recording formats are available on this camera.
What is XAVC S?
Records movies in high definition such as 4K by converting them into
MP4 movies using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 is
capable of compressing images with high efficiency. You can record high-
quality images while reducing the amount of data.
XAVC S/AVCHD recording formats
Format Features
XAVC S 4K
Bit-rate: Approx. 100 Mbps or approx. 60 Mbps
Records movies in 4K resolution (3840×2160).
XAVC S HD
Bit-rate: Approx. 100 Mbps, approx. 60 Mbps or
approx. 50 Mbps.
Records movies in crisper quality than AVCHD with
larger amounts of data.
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.
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• Bit rate is the amount of data processed within a given period of time.

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