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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Alpha NEX-5N
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch

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© 2011 Sony Corporation
NEX-5N
Interchangeable
Lens Digital Camera
α Handbook
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Notes on using the camera
How to use this handbook
Click on a button at upper right on the cover and each page to jump to the corresponding
page.
This is convenient when searching for a function you want to use.
Search for information by
function.
Search for information by
sample photos.
Search for information in
a listing of menu items.
Search for information by
keyword.
Marks and notations used in this handbook
In this handbook, the sequence of
operations is shown by arrows (t).
Operate the camera in the order
indicated.
The default setting is indicated by .
Indicates cautions and limitations
relevant to the correct operation of the
camera.
zIndicates information that is useful to
know.
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Notes on using the camera
How to use this handbook ·····································2
Sample photo ························································6
Identifying parts···················································12
List of icons on the screen···································16
Basic operations
Operating the camera··········································19
Menu ···································································23
Shooting images··················································28
Playing back images ···········································30
Deleting images···················································32
Using functions with the control wheel
DISP (Display Contents) ·····································40
(Exposure Comp.) ··········································43
(Drive Mode)··············································44
(Image Index) ·················································51
Using the Photo Creativity function
Photo Creativity···················································33
Background Defocus ···········································34
Brightness ···························································35
Color····································································36
Vividness·····························································37
Picture Effect ·······················································38
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Shoot Mode ·························································23
Camera································································24
Image Size ··························································24
Brightness/Color··················································25
Playback······························································25
Setup···································································26
Connecting with other equipment
Viewing images on a TV····································162
Using with your computer··································165
Using the software·············································167
Connecting the camera to the computer ···········170
Creating a movie disc········································172
Printing still images ···········································176
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting·················································177
Warning messages············································183
Others
Using the camera abroad··································186
Memory card ·····················································187
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ·······························189
Battery charger··················································191
Mount Adaptor···················································192
Electronic Viewfinder·········································194
AVCHD format···················································195
Cleaning ····························································196
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Sample photo
“This is the scene I want to capture in a photo, but how can I do?”
You may find the answer by going through the sample photos listed here. Click the
desired sample photo.
Shooting people (page 7)
Shooting macro photos (page 8)
Shooting landscapes (page 9)
Shooting sunset/night scenes (page 10)
Shooting fast moving subjects (page 11)
If you click on a photo, the screen will jump to the page describing the function
recommended for shooting that kind of photo.
Refer to those descriptions in addition to the shooting tips displayed on the screen of the
camera.
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
Click!
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Shooting people
Only the main subject is in focus by
defocusing the background (34) The same scene with different brightness
(49)
A happy smile (75) In candle light (56)
A person in front of night view (54) A moving person (87)
A group photo (47, 48) A person lit from behind (66)
With soft skin tones (77)
34 49
75 56
54 87
47 66
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Shooting macro photos
Defocusing the background (34) Adjusting the color to indoor light (88)
Flowers (54) Lowering the amount of flash light (92)
Focusing manually (67) In better brightness (43)
Preventing camera shake for indoor shots
(87)
Making food look appealing (43)
34 88
54 92
67 43
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Shooting landscapes
The sky in vivid colors (43) Running water (63)
Vivid green colors (97) Colored leaves (97)
Panoramic photos (57)
Scenery with a wide range of brightness
(93)
Light outdoors shot from a dark interior (93)
Defocusing the background (34) Keeping your shot level (112)
43 63
97 97
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93 93
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Shooting sunset/night scenes
Holding the camera by hand (54) Trail of light (66)
Fireworks (62) Defocusing the background (34)
The same scene in different brightness (49)
Preventing camera shake (47)
Shooting the red of the sunset beautifully
(54)
54 66
62 34
49 47
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Shooting fast moving subjects
Following a moving subject (70) Expressing vigorous action (63)
With the subject approaching the camera
(67)
Capturing the best moment (46)
70 63
67 46
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Identifying parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
A ON/OFF (Power) switch
B Shutter button (28)
C Remote sensor (50)
D AF illuminator/Self-timer lamp/Smile
Shutter lamp
E Speaker
F Microphone 1)
G Smart Accessory Terminal 2 2)
H Lens
I Lens release button
J Mount
K Image sensor 3)
L Lens contacts 3)
M (USB) terminal (170)
N Hook for shoulder strap
O HDMI terminal (162)
P Light sensor
Q LCD monitor/Touch panel (21)
R (Playback) button (30)
S MOVIE button (28)
T Control wheel (19)
U Soft keys (20)
1) Do not cover this part during movie recording.
2) Accessories for the Smart Accessory Terminal
can be also attached.
3) Do not touch this part directly.
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A Battery/memory card cover
B Tripod receptacle
• Use a tripod with a screw length of less than
5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to
firmly secure the camera to tripods having
screws longer than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch), and
may damage the camera.
C Image sensor position mark (67)
D Access lamp
E Battery compartment
F Memory card insertion slot
G Connection plate cover
Use this when using an AC-PW20 AC
Adaptor (sold separately). Insert the
connection plate into the battery
compartment, then pass the cord through the
connection plate cover as shown below.
• Make sure that the cord is not pinched when
you close the cover.
A Screw
B Flash*
C Connector*
* Do not touch this part directly.
If it is dirty, wipe it off with a soft clean cloth.
Flash HVL-F7S
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E18 – 55 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (supplied with NEX-5NK/5ND/5NY)
A Hood index
B Focusing ring
C Zoom ring
D Focal-length scale
E Focal-length index
F Lens contacts*
G Mounting index
* Do not touch this part directly.
E16 mm F2.8 (supplied with NEX-5ND)
A Converter index*
B Focusing ring
C Lens contacts**
D Mounting index
* A converter is sold separately.
** Do not touch this part directly.
Lens
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E55 – 210 mm F4.5-6.3 OSS (supplied with NEX-5NY)
A Focusing ring
B Zoom ring
C Focal-length scale
D Focal-length index
E Lens contacts*
F Mounting index
* Do not touch this part directly.
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List of icons on the screen
Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status.
You can change the screen display using DISP (Display Contents) on the control wheel
(page 40).
Shooting standby
Graphic display
Movie recording
Playback
A
Display Indication
P A S M
Shoot Mode
Scene Selection
Scene Recognition
Aspect ratio of still
images
16M 14M 8.4M
7.1M 4M 3.4M
Image size of still
images
RAW RAW+J
FINE STD
Image quality of still
images
100 Number of recordable
still images
60i/50i
60i/50i
60p/50p
24p/25p
24p/25p
Recording mode of
movies
Memory card/Upload
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B
C
123Min Recordable time of
movies
100% Remaining battery
Flash charge in progress
AF illuminator
Live view
Does not record sound
during movie recording
Touch operation off
SteadyShot/SteadyShot
warning
Electronic Viewfinder
(sold separately)
connection error
Electronic Viewfinder
(sold separately)
overheating warning
Overheating warning
Database file full/
Database file error
View mode
101-0012 Playback folder – File
number
Protect
Print order
Display Indication
Soft keys
Display Indication
Display Indication
Flash Mode/Red Eye
Reduction
Drive Mode
Focus mode
±0.0 Flash compensation
Metering Mode
Focus area mode
Object Tracking
Face Detection
Soft Skin Effect
AWB
7500K A7 G7
White Balance
DRO/Auto HDR
Creative Style
Picture Effect
Smile detection
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D
Display Indication
z Focus status
1/125 Shutter speed
F3.5 Aperture value
±0.0 Metered manual
±0.0
Exposure compensation
ISO400 ISO sensitivity
AE lock
Shutter speed indicator
Aperture indicator
REC 0:12 Recording time of the
movie (m:s)
2011-1-1 9:30AM Recorded date/time of
the image
12/12 Image number/Number
of images in the view
mode
Appears when HDR did
not work on the image.
Appears when Picture
Effect did not work on
the image.
Histogram
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Basic operations
Operating the camera
When shooting, DISP (Display Contents), (Exposure Comp.), and (Drive
Mode) functions are assigned to the control wheel. When playing back, DISP (Display
Contents) and (Image Index) functions are assigned to the control wheel.
You can assign the functions to the right key on the control wheel (page 131).
The control wheel, soft keys and touch panel allow you
to use various functions of the camera.
Control wheel
Soft keys Control wheel
Touch panel
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When you turn or press the top/bottom/right/left parts of the control wheel following the
on-screen display, you can select setting items. Your selection is determined when you
press the center of the control wheel.
The soft keys have different roles, depending on the context.
The assigned role (function) of each soft key is shown on the screen.
To use the function shown at the upper right corner of the screen, press soft key A. To
use the function shown at the lower right corner of the screen, press soft key B. To use
the function shown at the center, press the center of the control wheel (soft key C).
You can assign the functions to the soft keys B and C (pages 131 and 132).
In this handbook, the soft keys are indicated by the icon or the function shown on the
screen.
Soft keys
The arrow means you can turn the
control wheel.
When options are displayed on the
screen, you can browse through them
by turning or pressing the top/bottom/
left/right parts of the control wheel.
Press the center to make your choice.
In this case, soft key A works as
the MENU (Menu) button, and
soft key B as the ? (Shoot. Tips)
button. Soft key C works as the
MODE (Shoot Mode) button.
A
B
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You can operate the camera intuitively by touching or sliding your finger on the screen.
Touch the item on the screen to select it. Slide your finger on the screen to scroll down to
hidden items.
You can select items and make settings in two ways; one is using the control wheel, the
other is touching and sliding your finger on the screen (Touch panel).
Touch panel
Operations
Operation Control wheel Touch panel
To select an item Turn or press the top/bottom/left/
right parts, and then press the
center.
Touch the desired item.
To display a hidden
item
Keep turning or pressing the top/
bottom parts until the item scrolls
onto the screen.
Slide your finger up or down on
the screen until the item scrolls
into view.
Touch the item to select it.
Sliding your finger on the screen will
scroll the items. Items on the screen are
replaced with ones that were out of view.
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• You can perform most operations with both the control wheel/soft keys and the touch panel. However,
some operations can be done only with one or the other.
• Avoid the followings:
– Using a pointed object, such as a pencil, ball-point pen, or the tip of a finger nail.
– Holding the camera by touching the screen.
• The touch panel may not react when you attempt to operate it with gloves on.
To set a value or adjust
the defocusing level
Turn it. Slide the indicator with your
finger.
To play the next or the
previous image
Turn it or press the left/right
parts.
Slide your finger left or right on
the playback screen.
Notes
Operation Control wheel Touch panel
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Using functions in the menu
Menu
You can set up the basic settings for the camera as a whole, or execute functions such as
shooting, playback, or other operations.
Allows you to select a shooting mode, such as exposure mode, panoramic, Scene
Selection.
1 Select MENU.
2 Select the desired item by pressing the
top/bottom/left/right parts of the control
wheel, and then press the center.
Or, touch the item on the screen.
3 Following the instructions on the
screen, select the desired item and
press the center of the control wheel to
make your choice.
Or, following the instructions on the
screen, touch the desired item on the
screen.
Shoot Mode
Intelligent Auto The camera evaluates the subject and makes the proper
settings. You can enjoy automatic shooting with the
appropriate settings.
Scene Selection Shoots with preset settings according to the subject or
condition.
Anti Motion Blur Reduces the camera shake when shooting a slightly dark
indoor scene or a telephoto.
Sweep Panorama Shoots with panoramic size.
3D Sweep Panorama Shoots 3D panoramic images used for playback on a 3D
compatible TV.
Manual Exposure Adjusts the aperture and shutter speed.
Shutter Priority Adjusts the shutter speed to express the movement of the
subject.
Aperture Priority Adjusts the range in focus, or defocuses the background.
MENU
Control wheel
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Allows you to set shooting functions, such as continuous shooting, self-timer, and flash.
Allows you to set the image size and aspect ratio.
Program Auto Automatic shooting that allows you to customize settings,
except for the exposure (shutter speed and aperture).
Camera
Drive Mode Selects the drive mode, such as continuous shooting,
self-timer, or bracket shooting.
Flash Mode Selects the method used to fire the flash.
AF/MF Select Selects auto focusing or manual focusing.
Autofocus Area Selects the area to be focused on.
Autofocus Mode Selects the autofocus method.
Object Tracking Keeps the focus on a subject while tracking it.
Prec. Dig. Zoom Sets the digital zoom.
Face Detection Detects people’s faces automatically, and adjusts focus and
exposure to suit the faces.
Face Registration Registers or changes the person to be given priority in the
focus.
Smile Shutter Each time the camera detects a smile, the camera releases
the shutter automatically.
Soft Skin Effect Shoots the skin smoothly in the Face Detection function.
Shooting Tip List Allows you to access all shooting tips.
LCD Display (DISP) Changes the information to be displayed on the LCD
monitor.
Finder Display(DISP) Changes the information to be displayed on an Electronic
Viewfinder (sold separately).
DISP Button(Monitor) Allows you to select the kind of information to be displayed
on the LCD monitor when you press the DISP button.
Image Size
Still
Image Size Selects the image size.
Aspect Ratio Selects the aspect ratio.
Quality Selects the compression format.
3D Panorama
Image Size Selects the image size of 3D panoramic images.
Panorama Direction Selects the direction to pan the camera when shooting 3D
panoramic images.
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Allows you to make brightness settings such as metering mode, and color settings such
as white balance.
Allows you to set playback functions.
Panorama
Image Size Selects the image size of panoramic images.
Panorama Direction Selects the direction to pan the camera when shooting
panoramic images.
Movie
File Format Selects AVCHD 60i/60p, AVCHD 50i/50p or MP4.
Record Setting Selects the image size, frame rate, and image quality of
movies.
Brightness/Color
Exposure Comp. Compensates for the brightness of the entire image.
ISO Sets the ISO sensitivity.
White Balance Adjusts the color temperature according to the ambient light
conditions.
Metering Mode Selects the method used for measuring the brightness.
Flash Comp. Adjusts the amount of flash light.
DRO/Auto HDR Corrects the brightness or contrast automatically.
Picture Effect Shoots with the desired effects to express a unique
atmosphere.
Creative Style Selects the image processing method.
Playback
Delete Deletes images.
Slide Show Plays back images automatically.
View Mode Allows you to determine how to group the playback images.
Image Index Selects the number of images to be displayed on the index
screen.
Rotate Rotates images.
Protect Protects images, or cancels the protection.
3D Viewing Connects to a 3D compatible TV and allows you to view 3D
images.
Enlarge Image Enlarges the image.
Volume Settings Sets the sound volume of movies.
Specify Printing Selects the images to print, or makes printing settings.
During playback Switches the information to be displayed on the playback
screen.
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Allows you to make more detailed shooting settings, or change the camera settings.
Setup
Shooting Settings
AF Illuminator Sets the AF illuminator to assist auto-focusing in dim
places.
Red Eye Reduction Provides pre-flash before shooting when using the flash, to
prevent eyes from being shot in red.
FINDER/LCD Setting Sets how to switch between an Electronic Viewfinder (sold
separately) and the LCD monitor.
Live View Display Allows you to choose whether or not to show the value of
exposure compensation, etc. on the screen display.
Auto Review Sets the display time of the image right after shooting.
Grid Line Turns on the grid line that helps you to adjust the
composition of images.
Peaking Level Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges with a specific
color.
Peaking Color Sets the color used for the peaking function.
MF Assist Displays an enlarged image when focusing manually.
MF Assist Time Sets the length of time the image will be shown in an
expanded form.
Color Space Changes the range of color reproduction.
SteadyShot Sets camera shake compensation.
Release w/o Lens Sets whether or not to release the shutter when there is no
lens.
Eye-Start AF Sets whether or not to use autofocus when you look through
an Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately).
Front Curtain Shutter Sets whether or not to use the electronic front curtain shutter
function.
Long Exposure NR Sets the noise reduction processing for long exposure
shootings.
High ISO NR Sets the noise reduction processing for high ISO sensitivity
shootings.
Lens Comp.: Shading Compensates for the shaded corners of the screen.
Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber. Reduces the color deviation at the corners of the screen.
Lens Comp.: Distortion Compensates for distortion on the screen.
Movie Audio Rec Sets the sound for movie recording.
Wind Noise Reduct. Reduces wind noise during movie recording.
AF Micro Adj. Finely adjusts the autofocused position, when using the
LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor (sold separately).
Main Settings
Menu start Selects a first-displayed menu from the top menu or the last
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* Appears when an Eye-Fi card (sold separately) is inserted in the camera.
Custom Key Settings Assigns functions to the various keys.
Touch Operation Sets whether or not to operate the camera using the touch
panel.
Beep Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.
Language Selects the language used on the screen.
Date/Time Setup Sets the date and time.
Area Setting Selects the area where you are using the camera.
Help Guide Display Turns the Help Guide on or off.
Power Save Sets the time to turn the camera to the power save mode.
LCD Brightness Sets the brightness of the LCD monitor.
Viewfinder Bright. Sets the brightness of an Electronic Viewfinder (sold
separately).
Display Color Selects the color of the LCD monitor.
Wide Image Selects a method to display wide images.
Playback Display Selects the method used to play back portrait images.
HDMI Resolution Set resolution when connected to HDMI TV.
CTRL FOR HDMI Sets whether or not to operate the camera with a “BRAVIA”
Sync compatible TV’s Remote Control.
USB Connection Selects the method used for a USB connection.
Cleaning Mode Allows you to clean the image sensor.
Version Displays the versions of the camera and the lens/mount
adaptor.
Demo Mode Sets whether or not to display the demonstration with
movies.
Reset Default Resets the camera to the factory-settings.
Memory Card Tool
Format Formats the memory card.
File Number Selects the method used for assigning file numbers to
images.
Folder Name Selects the folder name format.
Select Shoot. Folder Selects the recording folder.
New Folder Creates a new folder.
Recover Image DB Repairs the image database file when inconsistencies are
found.
Display Card Space Displays the remaining recording time of movies and the
recordable number of still images on the memory card.
Eye-Fi Setup*
Upload Settings Sets the upload function of the camera when an Eye-Fi card
is used.
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Shooting images
Shooting images with the settings in effect when you bought the camera is explained
here.
The camera makes decisions appropriate to the situation, and adjusts the settings.
• You can continuously record an AVCHD format movie for up to 29 minutes, and an MP4 format movie
for up to 29 minutes or 2 GB. The recording time may shorten depending on the ambient temperatures or
recording conditions.
1 Adjust the LCD monitor angle, and hold the camera.
The Scene Recognition function begins to work.
2 To take still images, press the shutter button halfway down to focus on
your subject, and press it fully down to shoot.
To record movies, press the MOVIE button to start recording.
Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Note
z On Scene Recognition
• The camera recognizes (Night Scene), (Tripod Night Scene), (Night Portrait),
(Backlight), (Backlight Portrait), (Portrait), (Landscape), (Macro),
(Spotlight), (Low Brightness), or (Baby), and displays the corresponding icon
and guide on the LCD monitor when the scene is recognized.
Scene Recognition icon and
guide
The Scene Recognition function lets the camera automatically
recognize the shooting conditions and allows you to shoot the
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z If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to
focus on
• Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
– It is dark and the subject is distant.
– The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
– The subject is seen through glass.
– The subject is moving quickly.
– The subject reflects light such as mirror, or has shiny surfaces.
– The subject is flashing.
– The subject is backlit.
Focus indicator Status
z lit Focus locked.
lit Focus is confirmed. Focal point moves following a moving
subject.
lit Still focusing.
z flashing Cannot focus.
When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the
focus indicator blinks. Either recompose the shot or change the
focus setting.
Focus indicator
z Focusing on a subject by touching it on the screen
Touch the point on which you want to focus on the screen. A frame appears at the point you
touched and that framed area is focused on when you press the shutter button half way
down.
To cancel the touch AF, touch .
When [Object Tracking] is set to [On], the camera tracks and focuses on a subject even if the
subject is moving (page 71).
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Playing back images
Plays back the recorded images.
1 Press the (Playback) button.
2 Select the image with the control wheel.
Or, slide the screen left or right.
3 To play back panoramic images or movies, press the center of the control
wheel.
Or, touch N on the screen.
* The movie is played back frame-by-frame.
• Panoramic images shot on other cameras may not be played back properly.
During movie playback Control wheel operation Touch panel operation
Pause/resume Press the center. Touch X/N.
Fast-forward Press the right, or turn it
clockwise.
Touch M.
Fast-rewind Press the left, or turn it
counterclockwise.
Touch m.
Forward slow playback Turn clockwise during pause. Touch during pause.
Reverse slow playback* Turn counterclockwise during
pause.
Touch during pause.
Adjust sound volume Press the bottom t top/bottom. –
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z Displaying a desired folder
To select a desired folder, select the bar to the left of the
image index screen (page 51), then press the top/bottom
parts of the control wheel. You may select a folder by
touching the bar. You can change the view mode by
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A portion of a still image can be enlarged for closer examination during playback. This is
convenient to check the focus condition of a recorded still image. You can enlarge
playback images from the Menu (page 104).
• You cannot use the enlarged playback function with movies.
• To enlarge panoramic images, pause the playback first, and then press (Enlarge Image).
Enlarged playback
1 Display the image you want to enlarge, then
select (Enlarge Image).
2 Adjust the scaling by turning the control
wheel.
Or, touch or on the screen.
3 Select the portion you want to enlarge by
pressing the top/bottom/right/left of the
control wheel, or by sliding the image.
When you touch the image, the image is enlarged,
centering on the spot you touched.
4 To cancel the enlarged playback, select .
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z Scaling range
The scaling range is as follows.
Image size Scaling range
L Approx. ×1.0 – ×13.6
M Approx. ×1.0 – ×9.9
S Approx. ×1.0 – ×6.8
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Deleting images
You can delete the image displayed.
• You cannot delete protected images.
• Once you have deleted an image, you cannot restore it. Check whether you delete the image or not
beforehand.
1 Display the image you want to delete, and
select (Delete).
2 Select OK.
Select to quit the operation.
OK
Notes
(Delete)
z To delete several images
Select MENU t [Playback] t [Delete] to select and delete specific images at the same
time.
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Using the Photo Creativity function
Photo Creativity
Using Photo Creativity, you can shoot a subject with easy operations and obtain creative
photos easily.
• The Photo Creativity function is only available when an E-mount lens is mounted.
• The Smile Shutter function cannot be used.
• When the Photo Creativity mode is activated, several items that have been set on the menu become
invalid.
• When the camera returns to [Intelligent Auto] or is turned off, the settings are reset to the default ones.
• You can adjust [Bkground Defocus] only during recording movies with the Photo Creativity function.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto].
2 Select (Photo Creativity).
3 Select the item you want to set from the
items displayed at the bottom of the screen.
You can use the Photo Creativity setup items
simultaneously.
4 Select the desired setting.
5 To take still images, press the shutter
button.
To record movies, press the MOVIE button
to start recording.
To return to [Intelligent Auto], select .
Bkground Defocus (page 34) Adjusts the blurring of the background.
Brightness (page 35) Adjusts the brightness.
Color (page 36) Adjusts the color.
Vividness (page 37) Adjusts the vividness.
Picture Effect (page 38) Selects the desired effect filter for shooting.
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Background Defocus
Photo Creativity allows you to defocus the background easily to make the subject stand
out, while checking the defocusing effect on the LCD monitor. You can record a movie
with a value adjusted with the defocusing effect.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto].
2 Select (Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Bkground Defocus].
4 Defocus the background.
: To focus
: To defocus
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
• The defocusing range available depends on the lens used.
• The defocusing effect may not be noticeable, depending on the distance from the subject or the lens used.
Notes
z For a better result of Background Defocus
• Move closer to the subject.
• Lengthen the distance between the subject and the background.
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Brightness
You can adjust the brightness easily in Photo Creativity.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto].
2 Select (Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Brightness].
4 Select the desired brightness.
: To make images brighter
: To make images darker
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
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Color
You can adjust the color easily in Photo Creativity.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto].
2 Select (Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Color].
4 Select the desired color.
: To make the color warm
: To make the color cool
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
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Vividness
You can adjust the vividness easily in Photo Creativity.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto].
2 Select (Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Vividness].
4 Select the desired vividness.
: To make images vivid
: To make images faint
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
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Picture Effect
You can set Picture Effect easily in Photo Creativity. Select the desired effect filter to
achieve more impressive and artistic expression.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto].
2 Select (Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Picture Effect].
4 Select the desired effect.
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
(Off) Does not use the Picture Effect function.
(Toy Camera) Creates the look of a Toy Camera photo with
shaded corners and pronounced colors.
(Pop Color) Creates a vivid look by emphasizing color
tones.
(Posterization:
Color)
Creates a high contrast, abstract look by
heavily emphasizing primary colors.
(Posterization:
B/W)
Creates a high contrast, abstract look in
black and white.
(Retro Photo) Creates the look of an aged photo with sepia
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• When [Partial Color] is selected, images may not retain the selected color, depending on the subject.
• The available picture effects are limited with Photo Creativity. Also, fine adjustment is not available. You
can use more picture effects and make fine adjustment with Option. Select MENU t [Brightness/Color]
t [Picture Effect] (page 95).
(Soft High-key) Creates an image with the indicated
atmosphere: bright, transparent, ethereal,
tender, soft.
(Partial Color:
Red)
Creates an image which retains the color red,
but converts others to black and white.
(Partial Color:
Green)
Creates an image which retains the color
green, but converts others to black and
white.
(Partial Color:
Blue)
Creates an image which retains the color
blue, but converts others to black and white.
(Partial Color:
Yellow)
Creates an image which retains the color
yellow, but converts others to black and
white.
(High Contrast
Mono.)
Creates an image with high contrast in black
and white.
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DISP (Display Contents)
Using the control wheel:
1 Press DISP (Display Contents) on the control wheel repeatedly to select
the desired mode.
Using the Menu:
1 During shooting, MENU t [Camera] t [LCD Display (DISP)]/[Finder
Display(DISP)].
During playback, MENU t [Playback] t [Display Contents].
2 Select the desired mode.
• You can set [Finder Display(DISP)] when an Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately) is attached to the
camera.
Note
During shooting
LCD Display (DISP)
Graphic Display Shows basic shooting information.
Graphically shows the shutter speed and
aperture value, except for when [Shoot
Mode] is set to [Sweep Panorama] or [3D
Sweep Panorama].
Display All Info. Shows recording information.
Big Font Size
Disp.
Shows only major items in a larger size.
No Disp. Info. Does not show recording information.
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Histogram Displays the luminance distribution
graphically.
For viewfinder Shows only shooting information on the
screen (no image). Select this when you
shoot using a viewfinder (sold
separately).
Finder Display(DISP)
Disp. Basic Info Shows basic recording information on the
viewfinder.
Histogram Displays the luminance distribution
graphically.
z To set the screen display modes to be available
You can select which LCD monitor screen display modes can be selected in shooting mode
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• Histogram is not displayed during following playback modes.
– Movie
– Panorama
– Slide Show
During playback
Display Info. Shows recording information.
Histogram Displays the luminance distribution
graphically, in addition to recording
information.
No Disp. Info. Does not show recording information.
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z What is histogram ?
The histogram displays the luminance distribution that shows how many pixels of a
particular brightness exist in the picture. Brighter image will make the entire histogram shift
to the right side, and darker image to the left side.
• If the image has a high-key or low-key portion, that
portion flashes on the histogram display during
playback (Luminance limit warning).
Flash R (red) Luminance
G (green) B (blue)
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Exposure Comp.
You can adjust the exposure in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV.
1 (Exposure Comp.) on the control wheel t desired value.
Or, MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Exposure Comp.] t desired value.
• You cannot use [Exposure Comp.] when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Manual Exposure]
• 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.
• Even though you can adjust the exposure between –3.0 EV and +3.0 EV, only a value between –2.0 EV
and +2.0 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 on the recorded image.
Notes
z Adjusting the exposure for better looking images
• To shoot subjects in brighter tones, set a +-side exposure compensation.
To make photos of food look more appealing, shoot the food a little brighter than usual
and try to use a white background.
• When shooting a blue sky, setting a –-side exposure compensation will allow you to
capture the sky in vivid colors.
Overexposure = too much light
Whitish image
Correct exposure
Underexposure = too little light
Darker image
Set [Exposure Comp.] toward –.
Set [Exposure Comp.] toward +.
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Drive Mode
You can set the drive mode, such as continuous, self-timer, or bracket shooting.
1 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t desired mode.
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t desired mode.
• You cannot change the setting when using the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Auto HDR]
(Single
Shooting)
Shoots one still image. Normal shooting mode.
(Cont.
Shooting)
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the
shutter button (page 45).
(Spd Priority
Cont.)
Shoots images continuously at high speed while you press and
hold down the shutter button (page 46). Focus and brightness
settings of the first shot are used for the following shots.
(Self-timer) Shoots an image after ten or two seconds (page 47).
(Self-
timer(Cont))
Shoots images continuously after ten seconds (page 48).
(Bracket:
Cont.)
Shoots three images while holding the shutter button down, each
with different degrees of brightness (page 49).
(Remote Cdr.) Allows you to use the RMT-DSLR1 Wireless Remote
Commander (sold separately) (page 50).
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Cont. Shooting
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter button.
1 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Cont. Shooting].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Cont. Shooting].
• You cannot use [Cont. Shooting] with the following functions:
– [Scene Selection], excluding [Sports Action]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
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Spd Priority Cont.
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter button, at a
higher speed than that of [Cont. Shooting].
1 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Spd Priority Cont.].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Spd Priority Cont.].
• You cannot use [Spd Priority Cont.] with the following functions.
– [Scene Selection], excluding [Sports Action]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
• Focus and brightness settings of the first shot are used for the following shots.
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Self-timer
1 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Self-timer].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Self-timer].
2 Option t desired mode.
To cancel the timer, press (Drive Mode) and select [Single Shooting].
• You cannot use [Self-timer] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
(Self-timer:
10 Sec)
Sets the 10-second delay self-timer.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes
and the audible signal sounds until the shutter operates.
To cancel the self-timer, press (Drive Mode) on the
control wheel.
(Self-timer:
2 Sec)
Sets the 2-second delay self-timer.
This reduces the camera shake caused by pressing the shutter
button.
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Self-timer(Cont)
Continuously shoots the number of images you have set after ten seconds. You can
choose the best shot from several shots taken.
1 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Self-timer(Cont)].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Self-timer(Cont)].
2 Option t desired mode.
To cancel the timer, press (Drive Mode) and select [Single Shooting].
• You cannot use [Self-timer(Cont)] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
(Self-timer(Cont.):
10 Sec. 3 lmg.)
Shoots three or five still images continuously after ten seconds.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes
and the audible signal sounds until the shutter operates.
To cancel the self-timer, press (Drive Mode) on the
control wheel.
(Self-timer(Cont.):
10 Sec. 5 lmg.)
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Bracket: Cont.
Shoots three images while automatically shifting the exposure from base, to darker, 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 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Bracket: Cont.].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Bracket: Cont.].
2 Option t desired mode.
To cancel the bracket, press (Drive Mode) and select [Single Shooting].
• You cannot use [Bracket: Cont.] with the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
• The last shot is shown on the auto review.
• In [Manual Exposure], the exposure is shifted by adjusting the shutter speed.
• When you adjust the exposure, the exposure is shifted based on the compensated value.
(Bracket:
Cont.: 0.3 EV)
Images are taken with the set value of deviation (steps) from the
base exposure.
(Bracket:
Cont.: 0.7 EV)
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Remote Cdr.
You can shoot using the SHUTTER and 2SEC (the shutter is released after two seconds)
buttons on the RMT-DSLR1 Wireless Remote Commander (sold separately). Also, refer
to the operating instructions supplied with the Wireless Remote Commander.
1 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Remote Cdr.].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Remote Cdr.].
2 Focus on the subject, point the transmitter of the Wireless Remote
Commander to the remote sensor, and shoot the image.
• You cannot use [Remote Cdr.] with the following functions:
– Movie recording
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Auto HDR]
• A lens or hood may cover the remote sensor and prevent the sensor from receiving the light from the
Remote Commander. Operate the Remote Commander from positions where the light to the remote
sensor is not obscured.
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