Sony Cybershot DSC-HX50 manual

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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Cybershot DSC-HX50
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Table of Contents

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Digital Still Camera
Instruction Manual
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The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces.
• Camera (1)
• Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1 (1)
• Micro USB cable (1)
• AC Adaptor AC-UB10/UB10B/UB10C/UB10D (1)
• Power cord (mains lead) (not supplied in the USA and Canada) (1)
• Wrist strap (1)
• Shoe cap (1) (Attached on the camera)
• Instruction Manual (this manual) (1)
Learning more about the camera (“Cyber-shot
User Guide”)
“Cyber-shot User Guide” is an on-line manual. Refer to it for
in-depth instructions on the many functions of the camera.
1 Access the Sony support page.
2 Select your country or region.
3 Search for the model name of your camera within the
support page.
• Check the model name on the bottom of your camera.
Checking the supplied items
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Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the
space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-HX50/DSC-HX50V
Serial No. _____________________________
Model No. AC-UB10/AC-UB10B/AC-UB10C/AC-UB10D
Serial No. _____________________________
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or
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.
[ 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
• 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.
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• 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.
[ AC Adaptor
Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC
Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs while
using the apparatus.
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by returning your used
rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries,
call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-Ion batteries.
[ Battery pack
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines
in Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules.
This equipment has very low levels of RF energy that are deemed to comply without
testing of specific absorption ratio (SAR).
For Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada
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UL is an internationally recognized safety organization.
The UL Mark on the product means it has been UL Listed.
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
This equipment must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna
or transmitter.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual
could void your authority to operate this equipment.
[ Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For Customers in the U.S.A.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: DSC-HX50V
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
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.
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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.
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the device.
Hereby, Sony Corporation, declares that this DSC-HX50/HX50V Digital Still Camera is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the Directive
1999/5/EC. For details, please access the following URL:
[ Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives
This product has been manufactured by or on behalf of Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan
Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. Inquiries related to product compliance based on
European Union legislation shall be addressed to the authorized representative, Sony
Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or
guarantee matters, please refer to the addresses provided in the separate service or
guarantee documents.
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).
[ Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture and sound
of this unit.
[ 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.)
For Customers in Canada
For Customers in Europe
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[ Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in
the European Union and other European countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product
shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials
will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information
about recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic Office, your household
waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
[ Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates that the battery
provided with this product 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 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 of the battery. 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 will be treated properly, hand over
the product 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.
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A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this equipment for your safety and
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the
supplied one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked with an or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the
fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you
should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.
Notice for customers in the United Kingdom
For Customers in Singapore
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A Exposure compensation dial
B ON/OFF (Power) button
C Shutter button
D For shooting: W/T (zoom) lever
For viewing: (Playback
zoom) lever/ (Index) lever
E Self-timer lamp/Smile Shutter
lamp/AF illuminator
F Mode dial:
(Intelligent Auto)/
(Superior Auto)/
(Program Auto)/
(Aperture Priority Shooting)/
(Shutter Speed Priority
(Manual Exposure Shooting)/
(Memory recall mode)/
(iSweep Panorama)/
(Movie Mode)/
(Scene Selection)
G Multi interface shoe*1
H Flash
I Microphone
J Speaker
K Lens
L (Flash pop-up) button
M LCD screen
N MOVIE (Movie) button
O (Playback) button
P Control wheel
Q GPS receiver (built-in,
DSC-HX50V only)
R Charge lamp
S Multi/Micro USB Terminal*2
T Wi-Fi receiver (built-in)
U Hook for wrist strap
V MENU button
Identifying parts
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W / (In-Camera Guide/Delete)
X CUSTOM (Custom) button
• You can assign a desired function
to the CUSTOM button. The
default setting is set to [ISO].
Y Battery insertion slot
Z Memory card slot
wj Access lamp
wk Battery eject lever
wl Battery/Memory card cover
e; HDMI micro jack
ea Tripod receptacle
• 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.
*1 For details on compatible
accessories for the multi interface
shoe, visit the Sony web site, or
consult your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
You can also use accessories that
are compatible with the accessory
shoe. Operations with other
manufacturers’ accessories are not
*2 Supports Micro USB compatible
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Inserting the battery pack
1 Open the cover.
2 Insert the battery pack.
• While pressing the battery eject lever, insert the battery pack as
illustrated. Make sure that the battery eject lever locks after insertion.
• Closing the cover with the battery inserted incorrectly may damage the
Battery eject lever
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Charging the battery pack
1 Connect the camera to the AC Adaptor (supplied),
using the micro USB cable (supplied).
2 Connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall socket).
The Charge lamp lights orange, and charging starts.
• Turn off the camera while charging the battery.
• You can charge the battery pack even when it is partially charged.
• When the Charge lamp flashes and charging is not finished, remove and
re-insert the battery pack.
Power cord
(Mains lead)
For customers in the USA
and Canada
For customers in countries/regions
other than the USA and Canada
Charge lamp
Lit: Charging
Off: Charging finished
Charging error or
charging paused
temporarily because the
camera is not within the
proper temperature
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• If the Charge lamp on the camera flashes when the AC Adaptor is connected to the
wall outlet(wall socket), this indicates that charging is temporarily stopped
because the temperature is outside the recommended range. When the temperature
gets back within the appropriate range, the charging resumes. We recommend
charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C
(50ºF to 86ºF).
• The battery pack may not be effectively charged if the terminal section of the
battery is dirty. In this case, wipe any dust off lightly using a soft cloth or a cotton
swab to clean the terminal section of the battery.
• Connect the AC Adaptor (supplied) to the nearest wall outlet(wall socket). If any
malfunctions occur while using the AC Adaptor, disconnect the plug from the wall
outlet(wall socket) immediately to disconnect the power source.
• When charging is finished, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet(wall
• Be sure to use only genuine Sony brand battery packs, micro USB cable (supplied)
and AC Adaptor (supplied).
x Charging time (Full charge)
The charging time is approximately 230 min. using the AC Adaptor
• The above charging time applies when charging a fully depleted battery pack at a
temperature of 25°C (77°F). Charging may take longer depending on conditions of
use and circumstances.
x Charging by connecting to a computer
The battery pack can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer using
a micro USB cable.
To a USB jack
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• Note the following points when charging via a computer:
– If the camera is connected to a laptop computer that is not connected to a power
source, the laptop battery level decreases. Do not charge for an extended period
of time.
– Do not turn on/off or restart the computer, or wake the computer to resume from
sleep mode when a USB connection has been established between the computer
and the camera. The camera may cause a malfunction. Before turning on/off, or
restarting the computer or waking the computer from sleep mode, disconnect the
camera and the computer.
– No guarantees are made for charging using a custom-built computer or a
modified computer.
x Battery life and number of images you can record and
• The above number of images applies when the battery pack is fully charged. The
number of images may decrease depending on the conditions of use.
• The number of images that can be recorded is for shooting under the following
– Using Sony “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark2) media (sold separately)
– The battery pack is used at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
– [GPS setting] is set to [Off] (DSC-HX50V only).
– [Disp. Resolution] is set to [Standard].
• The number for “Shooting still images” is based on the CIPA standard, and is for
shooting under the following conditions:
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association)
– DISP (Display Setting) is set to [ON].
– Shooting once every 30 seconds.
– The zoom is switched alternately between the W and T ends.
– The flash strobes once every two times.
– The power turns on and off once every ten times.
Battery life Number of images
Shooting (still images) Approx. 200 min. Approx. 400 images
Typical movie shooting Approx. 55min. –
Continuous movie shooting Approx. 90 min. –
Viewing (still images) Approx. 320 min. Approx. 6400 images
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• The numbers of minutes for movie shooting are based on the CIPA standard, and
are for shooting under the following conditions:
– Movie quality: AVC HD HQ
– Typical movie shooting: Battery life based on repeatedly starting/stopping
shooting, zooming, turning on/off, etc.
– Continuous movie shooting: Battery life based on non-stop shooting until the
limit (29 minutes) has been reached, and then continued by pressing the MOVIE
button again. Other functions, such as zooming, are not operated.
x Supplying power
The camera can be supplied with power from the wall outlet(wall socket) by
connecting to the AC Adaptor, using the micro USB cable (supplied).
You can import images to a computer without worrying about draining the
battery pack by connecting the camera to a computer using the micro USB
In addition, you can use the AC Adaptor AC-UD10 (sold separately) or
AC-UD11 (sold separately) for shooting to supply power when shooting.
• Power cannot be supplied when the battery pack is not inserted in the camera.
• Shooting is not possible when the camera is connected directly to a computer or to
a power outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor.
• If you connect the camera and a computer using the micro USB cable while the
camera is in playback mode, the display on the camera will change from the
playback screen to the USB connection screen. Press (Playback) button to
switch to the playback screen.
• The AC Adaptor AC-UD11 (sold separately) may not be available in some
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Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
1 Open the cover.
2 Insert the memory card (sold separately).
• With the notched corner facing as illustrated, insert the memory card
until it clicks into place.
3 Close the cover.
Ensure the notched corner faces
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x Memory cards that you can use
• In this manual, the products in the table are collectively referred to as follows:
A: “Memory Stick XC Duo” media
B: “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media
C: “Memory Stick Micro” media
D: SD card
E: microSD memory card
• To use a “Memory Stick Micro” media or microSD memory card with the camera,
be sure to insert it into a dedicated adaptor first.
x To remove the memory card/battery pack
Memory card: Push the memory card in once to eject the memory card.
Battery pack: Slide the battery eject lever. Be sure not to drop the battery pack.
• Never remove the memory card/battery pack when the access lamp (page 9) is lit.
This may cause damage to data in the memory card/internal memory.
Memory card For still images For movies
A Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2 only)
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
C Memory Stick Micro (M2) (Mark2 only)
SD memory card (Class 4 or faster)
SDHC memory card (Class 4 or faster)
SDXC memory card (Class 4 or faster)
microSD memory card (Class 4 or faster)
microSDHC memory card (Class 4 or faster)
microSDXC memory card (Class 4 or faster)
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Setting the clock
1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
Date & Time setting is displayed when you turn on the camera for the first
• It may take time for the power to turn on and allow operation.
2 Select a desired language.
3 Select a desired geographic location by following the
on-screen instructions, then press z.
4 Set [Date & Time Format], [Daylight Savings] or
[Summer Time] and [Date & Time], then select [OK] t
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM.
5 Follow the instructions on the screen.
• The battery pack will run out quickly when:
– [GPS setting] is set to [On] (DSC-HX50V only).
– [Disp. Resolution] is set to [High].
Control wheel
ON/OFF (Power)
Select items: v/V/b/B
Set the numeric value of date and
time: /
Set: z
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Shooting still images
Shooting movies
Shooting still images/movies
1 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the z indicator lights.
2 Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image.
1 Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to start recording.
• Use the W/T (zoom) lever to change the zoom scale.
• Press the shutter button to shoot still images while continuing to record
the movie.
2 Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Mode dial
Shutter button
W: zoom out
T: zoom in
: Intelligent Auto
: Movie Mode
W/T (Zoom)
Do not cover the flash (A).
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• If you use the zoom function while shooting a movie, the sounds of the lens
moving and the lever being operated will be recorded. The sound of the MOVIE
button operating may also be recorded when movie recording is finished.
• The panoramic shooting range may be reduced, depending on the subject or the
way it is shot. Therefore even when [360°] is set for panoramic shooting, the
recorded image may be less than 360 degrees.
• Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes at one time at the
camera’s default settings and when the temperature is approximately 25°C (77°F).
When movie recording is finished, you can restart recording by pressing the
MOVIE button again. Recording may stop to protect the camera depending on the
ambient temperature.
x Selecting next/previous image
Select an image by pressing B (next)/b (previous) on the control wheel or by
turning the control wheel. Press z in the center of the control wheel to view
Viewing images
1 Press the (Playback) button.
• When images on a memory card recorded with other cameras are played
back on this camera, the registration screen for the data file appears.
/ (Delete)
Control wheel
W: zoom out
T: zoom in
Select images: B (next)/b (previous) or
turn the control wheel
Set: z
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x Deleting an image
1 Press / (Delete) button.
2 Select [This Image] with v on the control wheel, then press z.
x Returning to shooting images
Press the shutter button halfway down.
This camera contains an internal function guide. This allows you to search the
camera’s functions according to your needs.
In-Camera Guide
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select the desired MENU item, then press the /
(In-Camera Guide) button.
The operation guide for the selected item is displayed.
• If you press the / (In-Camera Guide) button when the MENU screen
is not displayed, you can search the guide using keywords or icons.
/ (In-Camera Guide)
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Other functions used when shooting or playing back can be operated using the
control wheel or MENU button on the camera. This camera is equipped with a
Function Guide that allows you to easily select from the functions. While
displaying the guide, try the other functions.
x Control wheel
DISP (Display Setting): Allows you to change the screen display.
/ (Cont. Shooting/Self-Timer): Allows you to use the self-timer and
burst shooting mode.
(Photo Creativity): Allows you to operate the camera intuitively.
(Flash): Allows you to select a flash mode for still images.
Center button (Tracking focus): The camera tracks the subject and adjusts
focus automatically even when the subject is moving.
Introduction of other functions
Control wheel
Function Guide
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x Menu Items
Movie shooting
Select movie recording mode.
Shooting Scene
Select recording mode when shooting panoramic images.
Picture Effect
Shoot a still image with an original texture according to
the desired effect.
Scene Selection Select pre-set settings to match various scene conditions.
Memory recall
Select a setting you want to recall when the mode dial is
set to [Memory recall mode].
Easy Mode Shoot still images using minimal functions.
Defocus Effect
Set the level of background defocus effect when
shooting in Background Defocus mode.
Ctrl with
Shoot still images and movies by controlling the camera
remotely by a smartphone.
Send to
Back up images by transferring them to a computer
connected to a network.
Still Image
Size(Dual Rec)
Set the still image size shot while recording a movie.
Still Image Size/
Panorama Image
Size/Movie Quality/
Movie Size
Select the image size and the quality for still images,
panoramic images or movie files.
HDR Painting
When [HDR Painting] is selected in Picture Effect, set
the effect level.
Area of emphasis
When [Miniature] is selected in Picture Effect, set the
part to focus on.
Color hue
When [Toy camera] is selected in Picture Effect, set the
color hue.
Extracted Color
When [Partial Color] is selected in Picture Effect, select
the color to extract.
Illustration Effect
When [Illustration] is selected in Picture Effect, set the
effect level.
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ISO Adjust the luminous sensitivity.
White Balance Adjust color tones of an image.
White Balance
Adjust color tones according to the adjusted value set
based on the selected White Balance tone.
Focus Select the focus method.
Metering Mode
Select the metering mode that sets which part of the
subject to measure to determine the exposure.
Cont. Shooting
Select the number of images taken per second for Burst
Bracket Setting Set the type of the bracket shooting.
Scene Recognition Set to automatically detect shooting conditions.
Soft Skin Effect Set the Soft Skin Effect and the effect level.
Smile Shutter
Set to automatically release the shutter when a smile is
Smile Detection
Set the Smile Shutter function sensitivity for detecting
Face Detection
Select to detect faces and adjust various settings
Color Mode
Select the vividness of the image, accompanied by
Color Saturation Adjust the vividness of the image.
Contrast Adjust the contrast of the image.
Sharpness Adjust the sharpness of the image.
Noise Reduction Adjust the image resolution and the noise balance.
Anti Blink
Set to automatically shoot two images and select image
in which the eyes are not blinking.
Movie SteadyShot
Set the strength of SteadyShot in Movie Mode. If you
change the setting for [Movie SteadyShot], the angle of
view will change.
Check the GPS triangulating status and update the
position information.
Record the route taken while carrying the camera.
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*1 Displayed only when a memory card is inserted.
*2 DSC-HX50V only
* Displayed only when a memory card is inserted.
Register Setting
Register the desired modes or camera settings. Set the
mode dial to (Memory recall mode) to retrieve the
registered settings.
In-Camera Guide Search the camera’s functions according to your needs.
Send to
Upload and transfer images to a smartphone.
View on TV View images on a network-enabled TV.
Send to Computer* Back up images by transferring them to a computer
connected to a network.
Retouch Retouch an image using various effects.
Picture Effect Add various texture on images.
Slideshow Select a method of continuous playback.
Delete Delete an image.
3D Viewing Set to play back images shot in 3D mode on a 3D TV.
View Mode* Select the display format for images.
Display Cont.
Shooting Group
Select to display burst images in groups or display all
images during playback.
Protect Protect the images.
Print (DPOF)* Add a print order mark to a still image.
Rotate Rotate a still image to the left or right.
In-Camera Guide Search the camera’s functions according to your needs.
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x Setting items
If you press the MENU button while shooting or during playback,
(Settings) is provided as a final selection. You can change the default
settings on the (Settings) screen.
*1 Displayed only when an Eye-Fi memory card is inserted.
*2 If a memory card is not inserted, (Internal Memory Tool) will be displayed
and only [Format] can be selected.
*3 DSC-HX50V only
Shooting Settings
Movie format/AF Illuminator/Grid Line/Clear Image
Zoom/Digital Zoom/Wind Noise Reduct./Micref Level/
Red Eye Reduction/Blink Alert/Write Date/Expanded
Focus/Custom Button/Disp. Resolution
Main Settings
Beep/Panel Brightness/Language Setting/Display color/
Demo Mode/Initialize/Function Guide/HDMI
Resolution/CTRL FOR HDMI/USB Connect Setting/
USB Power Supply/LUN Setting/Download Music/
Empty Music/Airplane Mode/GPS setting*3/GPS assist
data*3/Dlt.GPS Log Data*3/Eye-Fi*1/Power Save/
Network Settings
WPS Push/Access point settings/Edit Device Name/
SSID/PW Reset/Disp MAC Address
Memory Card
Format/Create REC.Folder/Change REC.Folder/Delete
REC.Folder/Copy/File Number
Clock Settings
Area Setting/Date & Time Setting/Auto Clock ADJ*3/
Auto Area ADJ*3
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The software “PlayMemories Home” allows you to import still images and
movies to your computer and use them. “PlayMemories Home” is required for
importing AVCHD movies to your computer.
• An Internet connection is required to install “PlayMemories Home”.
• An Internet connection is required to use “PlayMemories Online” or other network
services. “PlayMemories Online” or other network services may not be available
in some countries or regions.
• “PlayMemories Home” is not compatible with Macs. Use the applications that are
installed on your Mac. For details, visit the following URL:
Features of “PlayMemories Home”
Viewing images
on Calendar
images from
your camera
Sharing images on
“PlayMemories Online”
Uploading images to
network services
Creating movie
z Downloading “PlayMemories Home” (for Windows only)
You can download “PlayMemories Home” from the following URL:
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x Installing “PlayMemories Home” on a computer
x Viewing “PlayMemories Home Help Guide”
For details on how to use “PlayMemories Home”, refer to the “PlayMemories
Home Help Guide”.
1 Using the Internet browser on your computer, go to the
following URL, then click [Install] t [Run].
2 Follow the
instructions on the
screen to complete
the installation.
• When the message to
connect the camera to a
computer is displayed,
connect the camera and
computer using the micro
USB cable (supplied).
1 Double-click the [PlayMemories Home Help Guide] icon
on the desktop.
• To access the “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” from the start menu:
Click [Start] t [All Programs] t [PlayMemories Home] t
[PlayMemories Home Help Guide].
• For Windows 8, select the [PlayMemories Home] icon from the Start
screen to start [PlayMemories Home], then select [PlayMemories Home
Help Guide] from [Help] menu.
• For details on “PlayMemories Home”, you can also see the “Cyber-shot User
Guide” (page 2) or the following PlayMemories Home support page (English
To a USB jack
To the Multi/
Micro USB
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The number of still images and recordable time may vary depending on the
shooting conditions and the memory card.
x Still images
(Units: Images)
x Movies
The table below shows the approximate maximum recording times. These are
the total times for all movie files. Continuous shooting is possible for
approximately 29 minutes (a product specification limit). The maximum
continuous recording time of an MP4 (12M) format movie is about 15 minutes
(limited by the 2 GB file size restriction).
(h (hour), m (minute))
The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable time.
• The recordable time of movies varies because the camera is equipped with VBR
(Variable Bit Rate), which automatically adjusts image quality depending on the
shooting scene. When you record a fast-moving subject, the image is clearer but
the recordable time is shorter because more memory is required for recording.
Number of still images and recordable time of
Internal memory Memory card
Approx. 48 MB 2 GB
20M 7 295
VGA 155 6400
16:9(15M) 8 325
Internal memory Memory card
Approx. 48 MB 2 GB
8 m
(8 m)
10 m
(10 m)
25 m
(15 m)
MP4 12M — 15 m
MP4 3M — 1 h 10 m
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The recordable time also varies depending on the shooting conditions, the subject
or the image quality/size settings.
Functions built into this camera
• This manual describes each of the functions of 1080 60i-compatible devices and
1080 50i-compatible devices.
– To determine whether your camera supports the GPS function, check the model
name of your camera.
GPS-compatible: DSC-HX50V
GPS-incompatible: DSC-HX50
– To check if your camera is a 1080 60i-compatible device or 1080 50i-compatible
device, check for the following marks on the bottom of the camera.
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
• This camera is compatible with 1080 60p or 50p-format movies. Unlike standard
recording modes up to now, which record in an interlacing method, this camera
records using a progressive method. This increases the resolution, and provides a
smoother, more realistic image.
• While abroad an airplane, set [Airplane Mode] to [On] (DSC-HX50V only).
• Do not watch 3D images shot with this camera for extended periods of time on
3D-compatible monitors.
• When you view 3D images shot with this camera on a 3D-compatible monitor,
you may experience discomfort in the form of eye strain, fatigue, or nausea. To
prevent these symptoms, we recommend that you take regular breaks. However,
you need to determine for yourself the length and frequency of breaks you require,
as they vary according to the individual. If you experience any type of discomfort,
stop viewing the 3D images until you feel better, and consult a physician as
necessary. Also refer to the operating instructions supplied with the device or
software you have connected or are using with this camera. Note that a child’s
eyesight is still at the development stage (particularly children below the age of 6).
Consult a pediatrician or ophthalmologist before letting your child view 3D
images, and make sure he/she observes the above precautions when viewing such
On GPS-compatible devices (DSC-HX50V only)
• Use GPS in accordance with regulations of countries and regions where you use it.
• If you do not record the location information, set [GPS setting] to [Off].
On use and care
Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as
hammering, dropping, or stepping on the product. Be particularly careful of the lens.
Notes on using the camera
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Notes on recording/playback
• Before you start recording, make a trial recording to make sure that the camera is
working correctly.
• The camera is neither dust-proof, nor splash-proof, nor water-proof.
• Avoid exposing the camera to water. If water enters inside the camera, a
malfunction may occur. In some cases, the camera cannot be repaired.
• Do not aim the camera at the sun or other bright light. It may cause the
malfunction of the camera.
• If moisture condensation occurs, remove it before using the camera.
• Do not shake or strike the camera. It may cause a malfunction and you may not be
able to record images. Furthermore, the recording media may become unusable or
image data may be damaged.
Do not use/store the camera in the following places
• In an extremely hot, cold or humid place
In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become
deformed and this may cause a malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater
The camera body may become discolored or deformed, and this may cause a
• In a location subject to rocking vibration
• Near a location that generates strong radio waves, emits radiation or is strongly
magnetic place. Otherwise, the camera may not properly record or play back
• In sandy or dusty places
Be careful not to let sand or dust get into the camera. This may cause the camera to
malfunction, and in some cases this malfunction cannot be repaired.
Notes on the screen and lens
The screen is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology so over
99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, some tiny black
and/or bright dots (white, red, blue or green) may appear on the screen. These dots
are a normal result of the manufacturing process, and do not affect the recording.
On camera’s temperature
Your camera and battery may get hot due to continuous use, but it is not a
On the overheat protection
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.
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On charging the battery
If you charge a battery that has not been used for a long time, you may be unable to
charge it to the proper capacity.
This is due to the battery characteristics, and is not a malfunction. Charge the battery
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.
No compensation for damaged content or recording failure
Sony cannot compensate for failure to record or loss or damage of recorded content
due to a malfunction of the camera or recording media, etc.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, then wipe
the surface with a dry cloth. To prevent damage to the finish or casing:
– Do not expose the camera to chemical products such as thinner, benzine, alcohol,
disposable cloths, insect repellent, sunscreen or insecticide.
Maintaining the screen
• Hand cream or moisturizer left on the screen may dissolve its coating. If you get
any on the screen, wipe it off immediately.
• Wiping forcefully with tissue paper or other materials can damage the coating.
• If fingerprints or debris are stuck to the screen, we recommend that you gently
remove any debris and then wipe the screen clean with a soft cloth.
Note on wireless LAN
We assume no responsibility whatsoever for any damage caused by unauthorized
access to, or unauthorized use of, destinations loaded on the camera, resulting from
loss or theft.
Note on disposal/transfer of the camera
To protect personal data, perform the following when disposing of or transferring
the camera.
• Format the internal memory (page 26), record images up to full capacity of the
internal memory with the lens covered, and then format the internal memory
This will make it difficult to recover any of your original data.
• Reset all camera settings by performing [Initialize] t [All settings] (page 26).
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Image device: 7.82 mm (1/2.3 type)
Exmor R CMOS sensor
Total pixel number of camera:
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Effective pixel number of camera:
Approx. 20.4 Megapixels
Lens: Sony G 30× zoom lens
f = 4.3 mm – 129 mm (24 mm –
720 mm (35 mm film equivalent))
F3.5 (W) – F6.3 (T)
While shooting movies (16:9):
26.5 mm – 795 mm*
While shooting movies (4:3):
32.5 mm – 975 mm*
* When [Movie SteadyShot] is set
to [Standard]
SteadyShot: Optical
Exposure control: Automatic exposure,
Shutter speed priority, Aperture
priority, Manual exposure, Scene
White balance: Automatic, Daylight,
Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3,
Incandescent, Flash, One Push,
White Balance Shift
File format:
Still images: JPEG (DCF, Exif,
MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF
3D still images: MPO (MPF
Extended (Disparity Image))
Movies (AVCHD format):
AVCHD format Ver.2.0
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch,
equipped with Dolby Digital Stereo
• Manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories.
Movies (MP4 format):
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Recording media: Internal Memory
(Approx. 48 MB), “Memory Stick
XC Duo” media, “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” media, “Memory Stick
Micro” media, SD cards, microSD
memory cards
Flash: Flash range (ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
set to Auto):
Approx. 0.25 m to 5.6 m
(0.82 ft. to 18.37 ft.) (W)/
Approx. 2.0 m to 3.0 m
(6.56 ft. to 9.84 ft.) (T)
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[Input and Output connectors]
HDMI connector: HDMI micro jack
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*:
USB communication
USB communication: Hi-Speed USB
(USB 2.0)
* Supports Micro USB compatible
[LCD screen]
LCD panel: 7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT
Total number of dots: 921 600 dots
[Power, general]
Power: Rechargeable battery pack
NP-BX1, 3.6 V
AC Adaptor AC-UB10/UB10B/
UB10C/UB10D, 5 V
Power consumption (during shooting):
Approx. 1.2 W
Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C
(–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (CIPA compliant):
108.1 mm × 63.6 mm × 38.3 mm
(4 3/8 inches × 2 5/8 inches ×
1 9/16 inches)
Mass (CIPA compliant) (including
NP-BX1 battery pack, “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” media):
Approx. 272 g (9.6 oz)
Microphone: Stereo
Speaker: Monaural
Exif Print: Compatible
PRINT Image Matching III:
[Wireless LAN]
Supported standard: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Supported security protocols: WEP/
Configuration method: WPS (Wi-Fi
Protected Setup) / manual
Access method: Infrastructure Mode
AC Adaptor AC-UB10/UB10B/
Power requirements: AC 100 V to
240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 70 mA
Output voltage: DC 5 V, 0.5 A
Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C
(–4 °F to +140 °F)
Approx. 50 mm × 22 mm × 54 mm
(2 inches × 7/8 inches × 2 1/4
inches) (W/H/D)
For the USA and Canada: Approx.
48 g (1.7 oz)
For countries or regions other than
the USA and Canada: Approx. 43 g
(1.5 oz)
Rechargeable battery pack
Used battery: Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage: DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage: DC 3.6 V
Maximum charge voltage: DC 4.2 V
Maximum charge current: 1.89 A
Capacity: 4.5 Wh (1 240 mAh)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
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• The following marks are trademarks
of Sony Corporation.
, “Cyber-shot,”
“Memory Stick XC-HG Duo,”
“Memory Stick PRO Duo,”
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,”
“Memory Stick Duo,” “Memory
Stick Micro”
• “AVCHD Progressive” and
“AVCHD Progressive” logotype are
trademarks of Panasonic Corporation
and Sony Corporation.
• The terms HDMI and HDMI
High-Definition Multimedia
Interface, and the HDMI Logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks
of HDMI Licensing LLC in the
United States and other countries.
• Windows is registered trademark of
Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
• Mac, App Store are registered
trademarks of Apple Inc.
• iOS is a registered trademark or
trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.
and/or its affiliates in the United
States and certain other countries.
• Android, Google Play are trademarks
of Google Inc.
• Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi logo, Wi-Fi
PROTECTED SET-UP are registered
trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
trademarks of Digital Living
Network Alliance.
• SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C,
• “ ” and “PlayStation” are
registered trademarks of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc.
• Facebook and the “f” logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks
of Facebook, Inc.
• YouTube and the YouTube logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks
of Google Inc.
• In addition, system and product
names used in this manual are, in
general, trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective
developers or manufacturers.
However, the ™ or ® marks are not
used in all cases in this manual.
• Add further enjoyment with your
PlayStation 3 by downloading the
application for PlayStation 3 from
PlayStation Store (where available.)
• The application for PlayStation 3
requires PlayStation Network
account and application download.
Accessible in areas where the
PlayStation Store is available.
Printed on 70% or more recycled paper
using VOC (Volatile Organic
Compound)-free vegetable oil based
Additional information on this
product and answers to frequently
asked questions can be found at
our Customer Support Website.
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