Sony Cybershot DSC-HX50S manual

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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Cybershot DSC-HX50S
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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Before Use
Operating the camera
Shooting
Viewing
Useful shooting functions
Useful viewing functions
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page
DSC-HX50/HX50V
User Guide
Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about the camera.
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Viewing
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Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Before Use
Before Use
How to use this User Guide
How to use this User Guide
Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen
Names of parts
List of icons displayed on the screen
Using the wrist strap
Using the wrist strap
Using the internal memory
Using the internal memory
Using the In-Camera guide
In-Camera Guide
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Operating the camera
Shooting
Viewing
Useful shooting functions
Useful viewing functions
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Operating the camera
Operating the camera
Operating the camera
Using the control wheel
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing camera settings
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Before Use
Operating the camera
Shooting
Viewing
Useful shooting functions
Useful viewing functions
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Shooting
Shooting
Shooting still images
Shooting still images
Zoom (Still images)
Shooting movies
Shooting movies
Zoom (Movies)
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Selecting the shooting mode based on the subject
List of mode dial functions
Intelligent Auto
Superior Auto
Background Defocus
Program Auto
3D Still Image
Intelligent Sweep Panorama
Picture Effect
Scene Selection
Shutter Speed Priority Shooting
Aperture Priority Shooting
Manual Exposure Shooting
Memory recall mode
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Shooting
Viewing
Useful shooting functions
Useful viewing functions
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Viewing
Viewing
Viewing still images
Viewing still images
Playback zoom
Image Index
Deleting images
Deleting images
Viewing burst images
Viewing burst images
Viewing movies
Viewing movies
Viewing panorama images
Scrolling the panorama images for display
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Before Use
Operating the camera
Shooting
Viewing
Useful shooting functions
Useful viewing functions
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Useful shooting functions
Useful shooting functions
Functions available for each shooting mode
Functions available for each shooting mode
MENU items available for each shooting mode
Menu items available for shooting
Tracking focus
DISP (Display Setting)
Flash
Photo Creativity
Cont. Shooting Settings
Self-Timer
Using the CUSTOM (Custom) button
Movie shooting scene
Panorama Shooting Scene
Memory recall mode
Easy Mode
HDR Painting effect
Area of emphasis
Color hue
Extracted Color
Illustration Effect
Defocus Effect
Soft Skin Effect
Ctrl with Smartphone
Send to Computer
Still Image Size(Dual Rec)
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
Movie Quality/Movie Size
Exposure Compensation
ISO
White Balance
White Balance Shift
Focus
Metering Mode
Cont. Shooting Interval
Bracket Setting
Scene Recognition
Smile Shutter
Smile Detection Sensitivity
Face Detection
Color Mode
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Color Saturation
Contrast
Sharpness
Noise Reduction
Anti Blink
Movie SteadyShot
Position Information (DSC-HX50V)
GPS Log REC (DSC-HX50V)
Register Setting
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Useful shooting functions
Useful viewing functions
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Useful viewing functions
Useful viewing functions
Functions available for each view mode
MENU items available for each view mode
MENU items (Viewing)
Send to Smartphone
View on TV
Send to Computer
Retouch
Picture Effect
Slideshow
Delete
3D Viewing
View Mode
Display Cont. Shooting Group
Protect
Print (DPOF)
Rotate
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Operating the camera
Shooting
Viewing
Useful shooting functions
Useful viewing functions
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Changing settings
Changing settings
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 (DSC-HX50V)
GPS assist data (DSC-HX50V)
Dlt. GPS Log Data (DSC-HX50V)
Eye-Fi
Power Save
Version
Certification Logo (Overseas model only)
Network Settings
WPS Push
Access point settings
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Edit Device Name
SSID/PW Reset
Disp MAC Address
Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool
Format
Create REC.Folder
Change REC.Folder
Delete REC.Folder
Copy
File Number
Clock Settings
Area Setting
Date & Time Setting
Auto Clock ADJ (DSC-HX50V)
Auto Area ADJ (DSC-HX50V)
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Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Viewing images on a TV
Viewing images on a TV
Viewing an image on a High Definition (HD) TV
Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately)
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Using with your computer
Using with your computer
Recommended computer environment
Recommended computer environment
Using the software
“PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
Installing “PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
“Music Transfer”
Software for Mac
Importing images to a computer
Connecting the camera to the computer
Importing images to a computer
Disconnecting the camera from the computer
Creating a disc of movies
Selecting the method for creating a disc of movies
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Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Printing
Printing
Printing still images
Printing still images
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Shooting
Viewing
Useful shooting functions
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Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you have problems
If you have problems
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
Shooting still images/movies
Viewing images
Wi-Fi
GPS (DSC-HX50V)
Computers
Memory card
Internal memory
Printing
Others
Warning indicators and messages
Self-diagnosis display
Messages
Situations this camera has difficulty handling
Situations this camera has difficulty handling
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Shooting
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Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Precautions / About this camera
Precautions / About this camera
Precautions
Precautions
On the internal rechargeable backup battery
Battery pack
Charging the battery pack
Memory card
On cleaning
On cleaning
Number of still images and recordable time of movies
Number of still images
Recordable time of movies
Using the camera abroad
Using the camera abroad
On TV color systems
About this camera
AVCHD format
GPS (DSC-HX50V)
License
Trademarks
Trademarks
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Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this camera
Contents list
Top page > Contents list
Contents list
Before Use
How to use this User Guide
How to use this User Guide
Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen
Names of parts
List of icons displayed on the screen
Using the wrist strap
Using the wrist strap
Using the internal memory
Using the internal memory
Using the In-Camera guide
In-Camera Guide
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Operating the camera
Operating the camera
Using the control wheel
Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
Changing camera settings
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Shooting
Shooting still images
Shooting still images
Zoom (Still images)
Shooting movies
Shooting movies
Zoom (Movies)
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Selecting the shooting mode based on the subject
List of mode dial functions
Intelligent Auto
Superior Auto
Background Defocus
Program Auto
3D Still Image
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Intelligent Sweep Panorama
Picture Effect
Scene Selection
Shutter Speed Priority Shooting
Aperture Priority Shooting
Manual Exposure Shooting
Memory recall mode
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Viewing
Viewing still images
Viewing still images
Playback zoom
Image Index
Deleting images
Deleting images
Viewing burst images
Viewing burst images
Viewing movies
Viewing movies
Viewing panorama images
Scrolling the panorama images for display
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Useful shooting functions
Functions available for each shooting mode
Functions available for each shooting mode
MENU items available for each shooting mode
Menu items available for shooting
Tracking focus
DISP (Display Setting)
Flash
Photo Creativity
Cont. Shooting Settings
Self-Timer
Using the CUSTOM (Custom) button
Movie shooting scene
Panorama Shooting Scene
Memory recall mode
Easy Mode
HDR Painting effect
Area of emphasis
Color hue
Extracted Color
Illustration Effect
Defocus Effect
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Soft Skin Effect
Ctrl with Smartphone
Send to Computer
Still Image Size(Dual Rec)
Still Image Size/Panorama Image Size
Movie Quality/Movie Size
Exposure Compensation
ISO
White Balance
White Balance Shift
Focus
Metering Mode
Cont. Shooting Interval
Bracket Setting
Scene Recognition
Smile Shutter
Smile Detection Sensitivity
Face Detection
Color Mode
Color Saturation
Contrast
Sharpness
Noise Reduction
Anti Blink
Movie SteadyShot
Position Information (DSC-HX50V)
GPS Log REC (DSC-HX50V)
Register Setting
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Useful viewing functions
Functions available for each view mode
MENU items available for each view mode
MENU items (Viewing)
Send to Smartphone
View on TV
Send to Computer
Retouch
Picture Effect
Slideshow
Delete
3D Viewing
View Mode
Display Cont. Shooting Group
Protect
Print (DPOF)
Rotate
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Changing settings
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 (DSC-HX50V)
GPS assist data (DSC-HX50V)
Dlt. GPS Log Data (DSC-HX50V)
Eye-Fi
Power Save
Version
Certification Logo (Overseas model only)
Network Settings
WPS Push
Access point settings
Edit Device Name
SSID/PW Reset
Disp MAC Address
Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool
Format
Create REC.Folder
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Change REC.Folder
Delete REC.Folder
Copy
File Number
Clock Settings
Area Setting
Date & Time Setting
Auto Clock ADJ (DSC-HX50V)
Auto Area ADJ (DSC-HX50V)
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Viewing images on a TV
Viewing an image on a High Definition (HD) TV
Viewing an image on an HD TV using the HDMI Cable (sold separately)
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
Viewing 3D images on a 3D TV
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Using with your computer
Recommended computer environment
Recommended computer environment
Using the software
“PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
Installing “PlayMemories Home” (Windows)
“Music Transfer”
Software for Mac
Importing images to a computer
Connecting the camera to the computer
Importing images to a computer
Disconnecting the camera from the computer
Creating a disc of movies
Selecting the method for creating a disc of movies
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Printing
Printing still images
Printing still images
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Troubleshooting
If you have problems
If you have problems
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Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
Shooting still images/movies
Viewing images
Wi-Fi
GPS (DSC-HX50V)
Computers
Memory card
Internal memory
Printing
Others
Warning indicators and messages
Self-diagnosis display
Messages
Situations this camera has difficulty handling
Situations this camera has difficulty handling
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Precautions / About this camera
Precautions
Precautions
On the internal rechargeable backup battery
Battery pack
Charging the battery pack
Memory card
On cleaning
On cleaning
Number of still images and recordable time of movies
Number of still images
Recordable time of movies
Using the camera abroad
Using the camera abroad
On TV color systems
About this camera
AVCHD format
GPS (DSC-HX50V)
License
Trademarks
Trademarks
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Printing
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Top page > Before Use > How to use this User Guide > How to use this User Guide
How to use this User Guide
Selecting a topic to display
Searching a topic by keyword
Returning to a previous page
Printing out a page
Marks and notations used in this User Guide
The images used as examples in this User Guide are reproduced images, and are not actual images
shot using this camera.
Selecting a topic to display
The following illustrations take Internet Explorer 7 as an example.
1. Click a title in the side bar on the left of the browser window.
The title’s topic list appears in the right pane.
2. Click a topic title in the list.
Descriptions appear in the right pane.
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Changing the font size
Change the font size by changing the setting of your web browser. For how to change the font size
setting, refer to the Help of your web browser.
Searching a topic by keyword
Enter the keyword in the search window, then click the [Search] button.
Returning to a previous page
Use the browser’s back button to return to a previously viewed page, or use the breadcrumb trail
navigation (A) to display the desired page.
Printing out a page
Click the [Print] button to print out the page you are viewing.
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Marks and notations used in this User Guide
In this User Guide, the sequence of operations is shown by arrows ( ) (A).
Operate the camera in the order indicated.
Icons in the operating procedure sentences appear when the camera is in its default settings.
The default setting is indicated by .
indicates information that is useful to know.
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Top page > Before Use > Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen > Names of parts
Names of parts
Exposure compensation dial
ON/OFF (Power) button
Shutter button
For shooting: W/T (zoom) lever
For viewing: (Index) lever/ (Playback zoom) lever
Self-timer lamp/Smile Shutter lamp/AF illuminator
Mode dial
Multi interface shoe*1
Flash
Microphone
Speaker
Lens
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(Flash pop-up) button
LCD screen
MOVIE (Movie) button
(Playback) button
Control wheel
GPS sensor (built-in) (DSC-HX50V only)
Charge lamp
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*2
Wi-Fi sensor (built-in)
Hook for wrist strap
MENU button
/ (In-Camera Guide/Delete) button
CUSTOM (Custom) button
Battery insertion slot
Memory card slot
Access lamp
Battery eject lever
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Battery/Memory card cover
HDMI micro jack
Tripod receptacle
*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 guaranteed.
*2 Supports Micro USB compatible device.
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Top page > Before Use > Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen > List of icons
displayed on the screen
List of icons displayed on the screen
List of shooting mode icons
List of viewing mode icons
Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status.
You can change the screen display using (Display Setting) on the control wheel.
List of shooting mode icons
Display Indication
Battery remaining
Low battery
warning
Image
size/Panorama
image size/Quality
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Number of
recordable images
(Dual Rec)
Memory recall
mode
Scene Selection
Shooting mode
Scene Recognition
icon
White balance
White balance Shift
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Metering Mode
Picture Effect
Vibration warning
Anti Blink
Scene Recognition
Overlay icon
Burst Shooting
Interval
Bracket Shooting
Bracket Setting
Color Mode
Color Saturation
Contrast
Sharpness
Noise reduction
Smile Detection
Sensitivity indicator
1.4
Zoom scaling
Display Indication
Tracking focus
AE/AF lock
Semi Manual
Manual Focus
Manual Focus bar
Level
ISO400 ISO number
NR slow shutter
125 Shutter speed
F3.5 Aperture value
+2.0EV Exposure value
AF range finder frame indicator
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Display Indication
Recording folder
96 Number of recordable images
Buffer writing
CAPTURE Importing still images
100Min Recordable time
Recording Media (Memory card, internal memory)
Eye-Fi Mode display
GPS Log REC (DSC-HX50V)
Warning indicator pertaining to still image recording
GPS triangulating status (DSC-HX50V)
Flash mode
C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display
AF Illuminator
Red-eye reduction
Defocus Effect
Flash charging
Display Indication
Self-timer
Airplane Mode
Destination (DSC-HX50)
Face detection
Soft Skin Effect
Micref Level (Microphone reference level)
Database file full/Database file error
Overheating warning
Write Date
AF range finder frame
Spot metering cross-hairs
Wind Noise Reduction
Histogram
REC
Standby
Recording a movie/Movie standby
0:12 Recording time (m:s)
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List of viewing mode icons
Display Indication
Battery remaining
Low battery
warning
Image
size/Panorama
image size/Quality
View mode
3D images
Burst Images
Main image in the
burst group
Protect
Print order (DPOF)
Playback zoom
Display Indication
101-0012 Folder-file number
2013-1-1
9:30 AM
Recorded date/time of the playback image
Display Indication
Playback folder
12/12
Image number/Number of images recorded in selected date
range, folder
Playback Media (Memory card, internal memory)
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Eye-Fi Mode display
Flash mode
Metering Mode
White balance
C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display
ISO400 ISO number
Display Indication
500 Shutter speed
+2.0EV Exposure value
F3.5 Aperture value
Direction
Airplane Mode
GPS information
35˚37´32˝N
139˚44´31˝E
Latitude and longitude display
Database file full/Database file error
Overheating warning
Playback
Variable speed playback
Playback bar
00:00:12 Counter
Histogram
Volume
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Top page > Before Use > Using the wrist strap > Using the wrist strap
Using the wrist strap
Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the camera from damage by being
dropped.
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Top page > Before Use > Using the internal memory > Using the internal memory
Using the internal memory
On image data stored in the internal memory
The camera has approximately 48 MB of internal memory. You can record still images on the internal
memory when there is no memory card inserted in the camera.
When a memory card is inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded on the memory card.
[Playback]: Images on the memory card are played back.
[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images on the memory card.
When there is no memory card inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded using the internal memory. However, movies cannot be recorded to
the internal memory.
[Playback]: Images stored in the internal memory are played back.
[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images in the internal memory.
On image data stored in the internal memory
We recommend that you copy (back up) data using one of the following methods.
To copy (back up) data on a hard disk of your computer
Without a memory card inserted in the camera, import the images into a computer. [Details]
To copy (back up) data on a memory card
Prepare a memory card with sufficient free capacity, then copy the images in the internal memory to the
memory card. [Details]
Notes
You cannot transfer image data on a memory card to the internal memory.
By making a USB connection between the camera and a computer with a micro USB cable, you
can transfer data stored in the internal memory to a computer. However you cannot transfer data on
a computer to the internal memory.
You cannot transfer images recorded on the internal memory using the Wi-Fi function.
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Top page > Before Use > Using the In-Camera guide > In-Camera Guide
In-Camera Guide
This camera contains an internal function guide. This allows you to search the camera’s functions
according to your needs.
You can use the selected function after reading the guide.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the desired MENU item using / .
3. Press the / (In-Camera Guide) button.
The operation guide for the MENU item you have selected in step 2 is displayed.
4. Use / to switch among summary, operation and details screens.
When [Use this function] is displayed on the screen, select it to switch to that mode.
If you press the / (In-Camera Guide) button when the MENU screen is not displayed, you can
search the guide using keywords or icons.
Notes
/ (In-Camera Guide) button is not available in Easy Mode.
Depending on the selected functions, the operation guide and details may not be displayed.
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Top page > Operating the camera > Operating the camera > Using the control wheel
Using the control wheel
Moving the selection frame on MENU screen, etc.
Selecting an image to be played back
The following functions are located on the up/down/right/left side of the control wheel: (Display
Setting), (Photo Creativity), / (Cont. Shooting/Self-Timer) and (Flash).
Press the control wheel toward each icon to enter the setup screen for each function.
Turn the control wheel or press the up/down/right/left side of the wheel following the screen to move the
selection frame.
Press in the center of the control wheel to set the selected item.
Moving the selection frame on MENU screen, etc.
Turn the control wheel or press the up/down/right/left side of the wheel to move the selection frame. In
some modes, you can also move the selection frame by turning the control wheel.
Selecting an image to be played back
Press the right or left side of the control wheel, or turn the wheel to play back the next/previous image.
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Top page > Operating the camera > Operating the camera > Using MENU items (Shooting)
Using MENU items (Shooting)
You can select the various shooting functions easily from the MENU button.
1. Press the ON/OFF (Power) button and set the camera to shooting mode.
2. Press the MENU button to display the Menu screen.
3. Select the desired menu item with / on the control wheel.
4. Select the desired item with / on the control wheel or by turning the control wheel.
5. Press the MENU button to close the Menu screen.
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Top page > Operating the camera > Operating the camera > Using MENU items (Viewing)
Using MENU items (Viewing)
You can select the various viewing functions easily from the MENU button.
1. Switch to playback mode.
2. Press the MENU button to display the Menu screen.
3. Select the desired menu item with / on the control wheel.
4. Select the desired item with / on the control wheel or by turning the control wheel.
5. Press in the center of the control wheel to execute the function.
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Top page > Operating the camera > Operating the camera > Changing camera settings
Changing camera settings
You can change the settings on the [Settings] screen.
1. Press the MENU button to display the Menu screen.
2. Select (Settings) with / on the control wheel, then press on the control wheel to
display the setup screen.
3. Select the desired category by using / on the control wheel or turning the control wheel, then
press .
4. Select the desired item by using / on the control wheel or turning the control wheel, then
press .
5. Select the desired setting, then press .
Notes
[Shooting Settings] appears only when settings have been entered from shooting mode.
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[Memory Card Tool] appears only when a memory card is inserted in the camera, while [Internal
Memory Tool] appears only when a memory card is not inserted.
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Top page > Shooting > Shooting still images > Shooting still images
Shooting still images
1. Set the mode dial to (Intelligent Auto), then press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
2. Hold the camera steady as illustrated.
3. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the indicator lights.
The shortest shooting distance is approximately 5 cm (0.16 ft.) (W), 2 m (6.56 ft.) (T) (from the
lens).
4. Press the shutter button fully down.
When you want to use the flash, press the (flash pop-up) button to pop up the flash unit.
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If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on
When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to
slowly flashing and the beep does not sound. Either recompose the shot or change the focus
setting. [Details]
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.
There is reflective light or shiny surfaces.
The subject is backlit or there is a flashing light.
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Top page > Shooting > Shooting still images > Zoom (Still images)
Zoom (Still images)
Available zoom
Zoom scale
Enlarges images with the W/T (zoom) lever when shooting. The camera’s optical zoom function can
enlarge images up to 30×.
Optical zoom allows you to enlarge an image without deteriorating its original quality.
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2. Slide the W/T (zoom) lever.
Slide the lever to the T side to zoom in, or to the W side to zoom out.
Notes
Zoom is locked to the W side in [iSweep Panorama] mode.
Available zoom
The camera achieves a high magnification zoom scale by combining zoom methods. The icon and zoom
bar on the screen change in accordance with the zoom you use.
Optical zoom range
The camera’s optical zoom function can enlarge images up to 30×.
Zoom range other than optical zoom
Zoom with the original image quality
When [Image Size] is set to other than the maximum image size, you can shoot still images with no
deterioration in the original image quality, even if the optical zoom scale exceeds 30× magnification,
by trimming image processing.
( ) [Clear Image Zoom]
Zoom with close to the original image quality [Details]
( ) [Digital Zoom]
Less than the original image quality [Details]
Operation Settings Zoom bar
Using optical zoom
Still Image Size: [20M]/[16:9(15M)]
[Clear Image Zoom]: [Off]
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only
[Digital Zoom]: [Off]
Zooming images
without deterioration
Still Image Size: Other than [20M]
[Clear Image Zoom]: [Off]
[Digital Zoom]: [Off]
Shooting clear
images using [Clear
Image Zoom]
(close to the original
image quality)
[Clear Image Zoom]: [On]
[Digital Zoom]: [Off]
Zooming to the
maximum zoom
range
[Clear Image Zoom]: [On]
[Digital Zoom]: [On]
[Clear Image Zoom] may not be
available for some settings. [Details]
Zoom scale
The supported zoom scales are different depending on the settings or the image size. The table below
summarizes the zoom scales when [Clear Image Zoom] and [Digital Zoom] are set to [On].
Image
Size
Optical
zoom
Zoom with [Clear Image Zoom]
[On]
Zoom with maximum zoom
scale*1
20M 30 60 120
10M 30 85 170
5M 30 120 240
VGA 30 486 486*2
16:9(15M) 30 60 120
16:9(2M) 30 162 324
*1 The maximum zoom scale is the magnification when [Clear Image Zoom] is set to [On] or [Digital Zoom] is set
to [On]. The maximum zoom scale varies depending on the settings. The maximum zoom scale for the
default setting is the same as when [Clear Image Zoom] is [On]. [Details]
*2 When [Still Image Size] is set to [VGA], [Digital Zoom] is limited; magnification will be the same when [Digital
Zoom] is set to [Off], and when [Clear Image Zoom] is set to [On].
Notes
The default setting for [Clear Image Zoom] is [On].
The default setting for [Digital Zoom] is [Off]. Set [Digital Zoom] to [On] to enlarge images even with
deterioration. [Details]
The default setting for [Still Image Size] is set to maximum. To change the zoom scale, change [Still
Image Size]. [Details]
Zoom functions other than the optical zoom are not available when shooting in the following
situations:
In [Picture Effect]
In [Background Defocus]
When the Smile Shutter function is activated.
When [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People].
When [Backlight Correction HDR] or [Advanced Sports Shooting] mode is selected in Scene
Selection.
The Face Detection function does not operate when you use other than the optical zoom.
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Top page > Shooting > Shooting movies > Shooting movies
Shooting movies
1. Set the mode dial to (Movie Mode), then press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
2. Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to start recording.
3. Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
MOVIE (Movie) button
You can start recording a movie by pressing the MOVIE button, regardless of the position of the mode
dial.
Notes
The sound of the lens and lever operating will be recorded when the zoom function operates while
shooting a movie. The sound of the MOVIE button operating may also be recorded when you press
the MOVIE button to stop recording.
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.
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Related Topic
Zoom (Movies)
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Movie Quality/Movie Size
Movie format
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Top page > Shooting > Shooting movies > Zoom (Movies)
Zoom (Movies)
Available zoom
Enlarges images with the W/T (zoom) lever when shooting. The camera’s optical zoom function can
enlarge images up to 30×.
1. Set the camera to shooting mode.
2. Slide the W/T (zoom) lever.
Slide the lever to the T side to zoom in, or to the W side to zoom out.
Available zoom
When zooming, you can exceed the 30× optical zoom. Set [Digital Zoom] to [On] to enlarge the images.
The camera can enlarge images up to 120×.
Optical zoom range
Optical zoom: The camera’s optical zoom function can enlarge images up to 30×.
Zoom range other than optical zoom
[Digital Zoom]: Less than original image quality. [Details]
Operation Settings Zoom bar
To zoom in to the maximum scale before image
quality deterioration occurs
[Digital
Zoom]: [Off]
To zoom in to the maximum scale
[Digital
Zoom]: [On]
Notes
[Clear Image Zoom] is not available while recording movies.
The camera zooms slowly while recording movies.
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Top page > Shooting > Shooting movies > Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
Shooting still images while recording a movie (Dual Rec)
You can shoot still images while recording a movie. The camera keeps recording the movie even if you
shoot still images.
1. Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to start recording a movie.
2. Press the shutter button.
A still image is recorded.
The number of recordable still images (A) appears on the screen when you press the shutter
button halfway down.
3. Press the MOVIE button to stop recording the movie.
Notes
When movies are recorded in [AVC HD 28M (PS)] quality, you cannot use Dual Rec.
The sound of the shutter button operating may be recorded.
Flash is not available for shooting still images during movie recording.
The size of a still image that can be shot while recording a movie varies depending on the movie
size. For details, see “Still Image Size(Dual Rec).” [Details]
When the Smile Shutter function is set to [On], the shutter releases automatically each time the
camera detects a smiling face. You cannot switch [On] or [Off] for Smile Shutter during movie
recording.
When the (Movie Mode) is set and the camera is on [Standby], you cannot use [Smile Shutter].
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Top page > Shooting > Selecting the shooting mode based on the subject > List of mode dial functions
List of mode dial functions
Set the mode dial to the desired function.
(Intelligent
Auto)
Allows you to shoot still images with the settings adjusted automatically.
(Superior
Auto)
Allows you to shoot still images in higher quality than with Intelligent Auto mode.
(Program
Auto)
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter
speed and the aperture value (F value)). Also you can select various settings using
the menu.
(Shutter
Speed Priority
Shooting)
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually.
(Aperture
Priority
Shooting)
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value (F value) manually.
(Manual
Exposure
Shooting)
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure manually (both the shutter speed
and the aperture (F value)).
(Memory
recall mode)
Allows you to shoot an image after recalling often-used modes or numeric settings
registered in advance.
(iSweep
Panorama)
Allows you to shoot a panorama image after composing images.
(Movie
Mode)
Allows you to change the setting for movie recording.
(Scene
Selection)
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
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Intelligent Auto
Superior Auto
Program Auto
Shutter Speed Priority Shooting
Aperture Priority Shooting
Manual Exposure Shooting
Memory recall mode
Intelligent Sweep Panorama
Shooting movies
Scene Selection
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