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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Cybershot DSC-HX5V
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© 2010 Sony Corporation 4-172-668-12(1)
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Cyber-shot Handbook
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How to use this handbook
Click on a button at upper right to jump to the corresponding page.
This is convenient when searching for a function you want to view.
Search for information by function.
Search for information by operation.
Search for information in a listing of
MENU/Settings items.
Search for information by keyword.
Marks and notations used in this handbook
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In this handbook, the sequence of
operations is shown by arrows (t).
Operate the camera in the order indicated.
Marks are shown as they appear in the
camera’s default setting.
The default setting is indicated by .
Indicates cautions and limitations relevant
to the correct operation of the camera.
z Indicates information that is useful to
know.
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Notes on using the camera
Notes on the types of memory card
that you can use (sold separately)
The following memory cards are compatible
with this camera: “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”
media, “Memory Stick Duo” media, SD
memory cards, SDHC memory cards and
SDXC memory cards. MultiMediaCard is not
compatible.
In this handbook, “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media
and “Memory Stick Duo” media are called
“Memory Stick Duo” media and SD memory
cards, SDHC memory cards and SDXC
memory cards are called SD memory cards.
• “Memory Stick Duo” media of up to 32 GB and
SD memory cards of up to 64 GB have been
tested and proven to operate with your camera.
When recording movies, it is recommended
that you use the following memory cards:
– (Mark2) (“Memory
Stick PRO Duo” (Mark2) media)
– (“Memory Stick PRO-
HG Duo” media)
– SD memory card, SDHC memory card or
SDXC memory card (Class 4 or faster)
• For details on “Memory Stick Duo” media, see
page 150.
When using a “Memory Stick Duo”
media with standard sized “Memory
Stick” media slot
You can use the “Memory Stick Duo” media
by inserting it into the “Memory Stick Duo”
media Adaptor (sold separately).
Functions built into this camera
• This manual describes the functions of GPS-
compatible/incompatible devices, TransferJet-
compatible/incompatible devices, 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-HX5V
GPS-incompatible: DSC-HX5/HX5C
– To check if your camera supports the
TransferJet function, and whether it is a 1080
60i-compatible device or 1080 50i-
compatible device, check for the following
marks on the bottom of the camera.
TransferJet-compatible device:
(TransferJet)
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
• The DSC-HX5C is not compatible with the
TransferJet function.
• In an airplane, make sure to turn off the camera
following cabin announcements.
On GPS-compatible devices (DSC-
HX5V only)
• Use GPS in accordance with regulations of
countries and regions where you use it.
• The direction and location information will be
recorded to your camera in the default setting. If
you do not record the direction and location
information, set [GPS setting] to [Off]
(page 104).
Notes on the battery pack
• Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using
the camera for the first time.
• You can charge the battery pack even if it is not
completely discharged. In addition, even if the
battery pack is not fully charged, you can use the
partially charged capacity of the battery pack as
is.
• If you do not intend to use the battery pack for a
long time, use up the existing charge and
remove it from the camera, then store it in a
cool, dry place. This is to maintain the battery
pack functions.
• For details on the usable battery pack, see
page 152.
“Memory Stick
Duo” media
Adaptor
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Notes on the LCD screen and lens
• The LCD 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 LCD screen. These dots are a
normal result of the manufacturing process and
do not affect the recording.
• Exposing the LCD screen or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions. Be careful when placing the
camera near a window or outdoors.
• Do not press against the LCD screen. The screen
may be discolored and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Images may trail across on the LCD screen in a
cold location. This is not a malfunction.
• Be careful not to bump the movable lens, and be
careful not to apply force to it.
On moisture condensation
• If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a
warm location, moisture may condense inside or
outside the camera. This moisture condensation
may cause a malfunction of the camera.
• If moisture condensation occurs, turn off the
camera and wait about an hour for the moisture
to evaporate. Note that if you attempt to shoot
with moisture remaining inside the lens, you
will be unable to record clear images.
The images used in this Handbook
The images used as examples in this Handbook are
reproduced images, and are not actual images shot
using this camera.
Note when playing movies on other
devices
This camera uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High
Profile for AVCHD format recording.
Movies recorded in AVCHD format with this
camera cannot be played by the following
devices.
– Other AVCHD format compatible devices
which are not compatible with High Profile
– Devices which are not compatible with the
AVCHD format
This camera also uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Main Profile for MP4 format recording.
For this reason, movies recorded in MP4
format with this camera cannot be played on
devices other than those that support MPEG-
4 AVC/H.264.
Black, white, red, blue or
green dots
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Notes on using the camera
How to use this handbook····································· 2
Notes on using the camera ··································· 3
Operation Search·················································· 8
MENU/Settings Search ······································· 11
Identifying parts··················································· 15
List of icons displayed on the screen ·················· 16
Using the mode dial ············································ 18
Using the internal memory ·································· 19
Shooting
Intelligent Auto Adjustment ································· 20
Easy Shooting····················································· 21
Anti Motion Blur··················································· 23
Hand-held Twilight ·············································· 24
Backlight Correction HDR ··································· 25
Scene Selection ·················································· 26
Movie Mode························································· 28
Intelligent Sweep Panorama ······························· 29
Manual Exposure Shooting································· 31
Program Auto······················································ 32
Zoom··································································· 33
DISP (Screen Display Settings)····························34
Flash ··································································· 36
Smile Shutter······················································· 37
Self-Timer···························································· 38
Burst/Bracket button············································ 39
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Viewing
Viewing still images············································· 40
Playback zoom···················································· 41
Image Index ························································ 42
Delete·································································· 43
Viewing movies ··················································· 45
MENU (Shooting)
MENU items (Shooting) ······································ 11
MENU (Viewing)
MENU items (Viewing)········································ 12
Settings
Setting items ······················································· 13
TV
Viewing an image on a Standard Definition
(SD) TV ····························································· 117
Viewing an image on a High Definition (HD)
TV······································································ 118
Computer
Using with your computer·································· 122
Using the software ············································ 123
Connecting the camera to the computer···············125
Uploading images to a media service···················127
Creating a movie disc············································129
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Printing
Printing still images ··········································· 133
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ················································ 135
Warning indicators and messages···················· 144
Others
Using the camera abroad·································· 149
“Memory Stick Duo” media································ 150
Battery pack ······················································ 152
Battery charger·················································· 153
AVCHD format ·················································· 154
GPS (DSC-HX5V only) ····································· 155
TransferJet standard········································· 156
Index
Index ································································· 157
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Leaving the settings to
the camera
Intelligent Auto Adjustment······························· 20
Scene Selection··················································· 26
Scene Recognition·············································· 63
Shooting movies Movie Mode··························································· 28
Movie format ························································· 83
Shooting portraits Soft Snap ······························································· 26
Twilight Portrait ···················································· 26
Smile Shutter ························································ 37
Scene Recognition·············································· 63
Face Detection····················································· 66
Anti Blink································································ 68
Red Eye Reduction············································· 88
Shooting in manual
mode
Manual Exposure Shooting ······························ 31
Shooting panoramic
images
Intelligent Sweep Panorama···························· 29
Shooting best shots of
your pet
Pet············································································ 26
Shooting moving
objects
Advanced Sports Shooting······························· 26
Movie Mode··························································· 28
Burst Settings ······················································· 52
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Shooting without blur Anti Motion Blur···················································· 23
Hand-held Twilight ·············································· 24
High Sensitivity····················································· 26
2-second delay self-timer·································· 38
ISO··········································································· 56
SteadyShot···························································· 69
Shooting with backlight Backlight Correction HDR································· 25
Forced Flash························································· 36
Scene Recognition·············································· 63
Shooting in dark places Anti Motion Blur···················································· 23
High Sensitivity····················································· 26
Slow Synchro························································ 36
ISO··········································································· 56
Adjusting exposure EV ············································································ 55
Changing focus
position
Focus ······································································ 60
Face Detection····················································· 66
Changing image size/
quality
Image Size/Quality·············································· 48
Deleting images Delete································································ 43, 78
Format ·································································· 108
Displaying enlarged
images
Playback zoom····················································· 41
Trimming (Resize)··············································· 77
Editing images Retouch·································································· 77
Playing back a series of
images in order
Slideshow ······························································ 70
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Shooting/Viewing with
easy-to-see indicators
Easy Shooting ······················································ 21
Printing images with
the date
Using the “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)”
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Changing date and
time settings
Area Setting ························································ 114
Date & Time Setting·········································· 115
Initializing settings Initialize··································································· 95
GPS (DSC-HX5V only) GPS assist data ··················································· 93
GPS setting··················································· 51, 104
Adjust Compass················································· 106
Auto Clock ADJ·················································· 116
Printing images Print ······································································· 133
Viewing on TVs Viewing an image on a Standard Definition
(SD) TV································································· 117
Viewing an image on a High Definition
(HD) TV ································································ 118
Creating an AVCHD
format disc
Creating a movie disc······································· 129
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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 v/V/b/B on
the control button.
4 Press the MENU button to turn off the Menu
screen.
In the table below, indicates settings that can be changed, while - indicates settings that cannot
be changed. A setting may be fixed or restricted depending on the shooting mode. For details,
see the page for each item. The icons below indicate the available modes.
MENU items (Shooting)
Mode dial
Menu items
Scene Selection — — — — — — — — —
Shooting Direction — — — — — — — — —
Image Size/Quality
GPS setting (DSC-
HX5V only)
— — — — — — — — —
Burst Settings — — — — — —
Burst Shooting
Interval
— — — — — —
Bracket Settings — — — — — — —
EV — — —
ISO — — — — — — —
White Balance — —
Focus — — — — — —
Metering Mode — — — —
Scene Recognition — — — — — — — — —
Smile Detection
Sensitivity
— — — — — —
Face Detection — — —
Anti Blink — — — — — — — — —
SteadyShot — — — — — — — — —
Control button
ON/OFF (Power)
button
MENU button
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• [Quality] appears on the screen when [Movie format] is set to [AVCHD].
• Only the items that are available for each mode are displayed on the screen.
You can select the various viewing functions easily from the MENU button.
1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to
playback mode.
2 Press the MENU button to display the Menu
screen.
3 Select the desired menu item with v/V/b/B on
the control button.
4 Press z on the center of the control button.
In the table below, indicates settings that can be changed, while
- indicates settings that cannot be changed.
• Only the items that are available for each mode are displayed on the screen.
(Settings) —
Notes
MENU items (Viewing)
View Mode
Menu items
Memory card
Internal
Memory
Date View Folder view
(Still)
Folder view
(MP4)
AVCHD
view
Folder View
(Slideshow)
(Send by TransferJet) — — —
(View Mode) —
(Display Burst Group) — — — —
(Retouch) — —
(Delete)
(Protect)
DPOF — — —
(Print) — —
(Rotate) — —
(Select Folder) — — —
(Settings)
Note
Mode dial
Menu items
Control button
MENU button
(Playback)
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You can change the settings on the (Settings) screen.
1 Press the MENU button to display the Menu
screen.
2 Select (Settings) with V on the control button,
then press z on the center of the control button to
display the setup screen.
3 Select each item with v/V/b/B, then z.
4 Select the desired setting, then press z.
Setting items
Categories Items
Shooting Settings Movie format
AF Illuminator
Grid Line
Digital Zoom
Auto Orientation
Red Eye Reduction
Blink Alert
Main Settings Beep
Language Setting
Function Guide
GPS assist data (DSC-HX5V only)
Demo Mode
Initialize
HDMI Resolution
CTRL FOR HDMI
COMPONENT
USB Connect
LUN Settings
Download Music
Format Music
Power Save
GPS setting (DSC-HX5V only)
Adjust Compass (DSC-HX5V only)
TransferJet
Control button
MENU button
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• [Shooting Settings] appears only when settings have been entered from shooting mode.
• [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.
Memory Card Tool Format
Create REC.Folder
Change REC.Folder
Delete REC.Folder
Copy
File Number
Internal Memory Tool Format
File Number
Clock Settings Area Setting
Date & Time Setting
Auto Clock ADJ (DSC-HX5V only)
Notes
Categories Items
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Identifying parts
A Shutter button
B Mode dial (18)
C For shooting: W/T (zoom) lever (33)
For viewing: (Playback zoom) lever/
(Index) lever (41, 42)
D Flash
E ON/OFF (Power) button
F (Burst/Bracket) button
G Microphone
H Self-timer lamp/Smile Shutter lamp/AF
illuminator
I Lens
J LCD screen
K Hook for wrist strap*
L MOVIE (Movie) button
M (Playback) button (40)
N (Delete) button (43)
O MENU button (11)
P Control button
Menu on: v/V/b/B/z
Menu off: DISP/ / /
Q Tripod receptacle
R Speaker
S Multi connector
T Battery/Memory card cover
U Access lamp
V Battery insertion slot
W Battery eject lever
X Memory card slot
Y (TransferJet™) mark (73, 107)
* Using the wrist strap
The wrist strap is already attached to the camera at
the factory. Place your hand through the loop to
prevent the camera from damage by being
dropped.
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List of icons displayed on the
screen
Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status.
You can change the screen display using DISP (Screen Display Settings) on the control button.
When shooting still images
• The icons are limited in Easy Shooting mode.
When shooting movies
When playing back
A
Display Indication
Battery remaining
Low battery warning
Image Size/Quality
Scene Selection
Mode dial (Intelligent Auto
Adjustment/Anti Motion Blur/
Hand-held Twilight/Backlight
Correction HDR/Movie Mode/
iSweep Panorama/Manual
Exposure Shooting/Program
Auto)
Scene Recognition icon
White Balance
Metering Mode
Vibration warning
Scene Recognition
Burst Shooting Interval
Bracket Shooting
Bracket Settings
Burst Images
Main image in the burst group
Smile Detection Sensitivity
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B
C
D
Zoom scaling
PictBridge connecting
Protect
Print order (DPOF)
Playback zoom
View Mode
TransferJet settings
Display Indication
z AE/AF lock
ISO400 ISO number
NR slow shutter
125 Shutter speed
F3.5 Aperture value
+2.0EV Exposure value
Focus
REC
Standby
Recording a movie/Standby a
movie
0:12 Recording time (m:s)
101-0012 Folder-file number
2010 1 1
9:30 AM
Recorded date/time of the
playback image
Display Indication
Recording folder
Playback folder
96 Number of recordable images
12/12 Image number/Number of
images recorded in date range,
selected folder
100Min Recordable time
Recording/Playback Media
(Memory card, internal memory)
Direction (DSC-HX5V only)
GPS triangulating status (DSC-
HX5V only)
Changing folder
AF Illuminator
Red-eye reduction
Metering Mode
Display Indication
Flash mode
Flash charging
White Balance
ISO 400 ISO number
Database file full/Database file
error
Display Indication
Self-timer
C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display
Destination
Overheating warning
Face Detection
Database file full/Database file
error
AF range finder frame
Spot metering cross hair
+2.0EV Exposure value
500 Shutter speed
F3.5 Aperture value
N Playback
Playback bar
00:00:12 Counter
Direction
GPS information
35° 37’ 32” N
139° 44’ 31” E
Latitude and Longitude display
Histogram
• appears when histogram
display is disabled.
Volume
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Using the mode dial
Set the mode dial to the desired function.
(Intelligent Auto
Adjustment)
Allows you to shoot with the settings adjusted automatically
(page 20).
(Easy Shooting) Allows you to shoot/view still images with easy-to-see indicators
(page 21).
(Anti Motion Blur) Allows you to shoot with reduced blur without using the flash when
composing burst shots taken in high-speed (page 23).
(Hand-held Twilight) Allows you to shoot with reduced blur in low light scenes without
tripod when composing burst shots taken in high-speed (page 24).
(Backlight
Correction HDR)
Allows you to shoot a greater range of gradation by superimposing
two images having different exposures (page 25).
(Scene Selection) Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene
(page 26).
(Movie Mode) Allows you to record movies (page 28).
(iSweep Panorama) Allows you to shoot a panoramic image after composing images
(page 29).
(Manual Exposure
Shooting)
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure manually (both the
shutter speed and the aperture (F value)) (page 31).
(Program Auto) Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both
the shutter speed and the aperture (F value)) (page 32). You can set
various functions using the menu.
Mode dial
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Using the internal memory
The camera has approximately 45 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable.
You can record images on the internal memory when there is no memory card inserted in the
camera.
We recommend that you copy (back up) data without error using one of the following methods.
To copy (back up) data on a hard disk of your computer
Perform the procedure on pages 125 without a memory card inserted in the camera.
To copy (back up) data on a memory card
Prepare a memory card with sufficient free capacity, then perform the procedure explained in
[Copy] (page 112).
• 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 cable for multi-use terminal,
you can transfer data stored in the internal memory to a computer. However you cannot transfer data on a
computer to the internal memory.
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.
[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
Notes
Internal
memory
B
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Intelligent Auto Adjustment
Allows you to shoot still images with the setting adjusted automatically.
1 Set the mode dial to (Intelligent Auto Adjustment).
2 Shoot with the shutter button.
• Flash mode is set to [Auto] or [Off].
Note
zOn Scene Recognition
Scene Recognition operates in Intelligent Auto Adjustment mode. This function lets the
camera automatically recognize the shooting conditions and shoot the image.
• The camera recognizes (Twilight), (Twilight Portrait), (Twilight using a tripod),
(Backlight), (Backlight Portrait), (Landscape), (Macro) or (Portrait), and displays
the corresponding icon and guide on the LCD screen when the scene is recognized.
For details, see page 63.
Scene Recognition icon and guide
zIf you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult
to focus on
• The shortest shooting distance is approximately 5 cm (2 inches) (W)/100 cm (3 ft 3 3/8 inches) (T).
• 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
(page 60).
• 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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Easy Shooting
Allows you to shoot still images using the minimum necessary functions.
The text size increases and indicators become easier to see.
1 Set the mode dial to (Easy Shooting).
2 Shoot with the shutter button.
• The battery charge is used up more quickly because the screen brightness increases automatically.
Note
zFunctions available in Easy Shooting mode
Image Size: MENU t [Image Size] t z on the control button t desired
mode t z
Select between [Large] or [Small] size.
GPS setting (DSC-
HX5V only):
MENU t [GPS setting] t z on the control button t desired
mode t z
Select between [On] or [Off] mode.
Self-Timer: on the control button t desired mode
Select between [10sec] or [Off] mode.
Flash: on the control button t desired mode
Select between [Auto] or [Off] mode.
Smile Shutter: on the control button
zOn Scene Recognition
Scene Recognition operates in Easy Shooting mode. This function lets the camera
automatically recognize the shooting conditions and shoot the image.
• The camera recognizes (Twilight), (Twilight Portrait), (Twilight using a tripod),
(Backlight), (Backlight Portrait), (Landscape), (Macro) or (Portrait), and displays
an icon on the LCD screen when the scene is recognized.
For details, see page 63.
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zOn Easy Viewing mode
When you press the (Playback) button with the mode dial set to (Easy Shooting),
the playback screen text becomes larger and easier to see. In addition, only the deletion
function becomes available.
• [View Mode] is set to [Date View] when using a memory card.
Delete: (Delete) button t [OK] t z on the control button
You can delete the currently displayed image.
MENU t [Delete] t z on the control button t desired mode
t z
Select between [1 image] or [All].
You can delete the currently displayed image with [1 image] and
delete all images in the selected date range or internal memory (if
selected) with [All].
GPS setting (DSC-
HX5V only):
MENU t [GPS setting] t z on the control button
Select between [On] or [Off].
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Anti Motion Blur
This is suitable for indoor shots without using the flash to reduce the subject blur.
1 Set the mode dial to (Anti Motion Blur).
2 Shoot with the shutter button.
A burst of shots are taken, and image processing is applied to reduce subject blur and noise.
• The shutter sound beeps 6 times and an image is recorded.
• Reducing blur is less effective in the following situations:
– Image with erratic movement
– Objects are too close to the camera
– Image with a repeating pattern such as tiles and image with little contrast such as sky, sandy beach, or
lawn
– Image with constant change such as waves or water falls
• Smile Shutter cannot be used in Anti Motion Blur.
• When using a light source that flickers, such as fluorescent lighting, block noise may occur. In such
cases, set Scene Selection to (High Sensitivity).
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Hand-held Twilight
Although night scenes tend to blur by camera shake, this mode allows you to shoot night scenes
with less noise and blur without using a tripod.
1 Set the mode dial to (Hand-held Twilight).
2 Shoot with the shutter button.
A burst of shots are taken, and image processing is applied to reduce subject blur and noise.
• The shutter sound beeps 6 times and an image is recorded.
• Reducing blur is less effective in the following situations:
– Image with erratic movement
– Objects are too close to the camera
– Image with a repeating pattern such as tiles and image with little contrast such as sky, sandy beach, or
lawn
– Image with constant change such as waves or water falls
• Smile Shutter cannot be used in Hand-held Twilight.
• When using a light source that flickers, such as fluorescent lighting, block noise may occur. In such
cases, set Scene Selection to (High Sensitivity).
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Backlight Correction HDR
You can shoot two images having different exposures to record a single image with a greater
range of gradation by combining the dark parts of an image taken with a bright exposure setting
and the bright parts of an image taken with a dark exposure setting.
1 Set the mode dial to (Backlight Correction HDR).
2 Shoot with the shutter button.
• The shutter sound beeps twice and an image is recorded.
• Backlight Correction HDR may not produce the effects in the following situations:
– When using the flash
– Image with erratic movement
– There is too much camera shake
– Image whose surrounding light condition is extremely bright or dark
– Image with constant change such as waves or waterfalls
• Smile Shutter function cannot be used in Backlight Correction HDR mode.
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Scene Selection
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
1 Set the mode dial to (Scene Selection).
2 Select the desired mode t z on the control button.
If you want to switch to another scene, press the MENU button.
(High Sensitivity) Allows you to shoot images without a
flash under low light conditions,
reducing blur.
(Soft Snap) Allows you to shoot images with a softer atmosphere for
portraits and flowers, etc.
(Advanced
Sports Shooting)
Allows you to shoot subjects with fast movements such
as sports. While the shutter is pressed halfway, the
movement of the subject is predicted and the focus will
be adjusted.
(Landscape) Allows easy shooting of distant scenes by focusing in
the distance. Shoots vivid blue sky and flora colors.
(Twilight Portrait) Allows you to shoot sharp images of people with the
night view in the background without compromising the
atmosphere.
(Twilight) Allows you to shoot night scenes at far distance without
losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings.
(Gourmet) Shifts to Macro mode, allowing you to shoot food
arrangements in delicious and bright color.
(Pet) Allows you to shoot images of your pet with the best
settings.
(Beach) Allows you to record the blue of the water clearly when
shooting seaside or lakeside scenes.
(Snow) Allows you to record clear images preventing sunken
colors in snowy scenes or other places where the whole
screen appears white.
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• When you shoot images using (Twilight Portrait), (Twilight) or (Fireworks) mode, the shutter
speed is slower and the images tend to blur. To prevent blurring, the use of a tripod is recommended.
For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of
functions is determined by the camera. indicates an available function, - indicates an
unavailable function. The icons below [Flash] and [Self-Timer] indicate the available modes.
Some functions are not available, depending on the Scene Selection mode.
*1 [Flash] for [White Balance] cannot be selected.
*2
[Off] for [Face Detection] cannot be selected.
*3 [White Balance] for [Bracket Settings] cannot be selected.
(Fireworks) Allows you to record fireworks in all their splendor.
Note
Functions you can use in Scene Selection
Flash
Face Detection/
Smile Shutter
Self-Timer
Burst Settings/
Burst Shooting
Interval/Bracket
Settings
ISO
White
Balance
Anti Blink
— — *1
—
*2
*3
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— — *3
— —
— *3
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— — — — —
— — — —
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Movie Mode
Allows you to record movies.
1 Set the mode dial to (Movie Mode).
2 Press the shutter button fully down.
3 To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again.
zChanging the Movie Format, Image Quality or Image
Size
Movie format: MENU t (Settings) t (Shooting Settings) t [Movie
format] t [AVCHD] or [MP4] t z on the control button
Quality (AVCHD): MENU t (Quality) t [AVC HD 17M FH] or [AVC HD 9M
HQ]
Image Size (MP4): MENU t (Image Size) t [MP4 12M], [MP4 6M] or [MP4
3M]
zTo shoot a movie quickly
With the mode dial is set to other than (Easy Shooting), you can start movie recording
simply by pressing the MOVIE (Movie) button.
To end movie recording, press the MOVIE (Movie) button
again.
The menu and setting items used for recording are those enabled
when you set the mode dial to (Movie Mode).
MOVIE (Movie) button
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Intelligent Sweep Panorama
Allows you to create a panoramic image from composed images.
Faces and moving objects are automatically detected.
1 Set the mode dial to (iSweep Panorama).
2 Point the camera at the edge of the subject, then
press the shutter button fully down.
3 Pan the camera to the end, following the
guidance on the LCD screen.
• If you cannot pan the camera across the entire subject within the given time, a gray area occurs in the
composed image. If this happens, move the camera fast to record a full panoramic image.
• Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part will not be recorded smoothly.
• Under low light conditions, panoramic images may be blurred, or images may not be recorded.
• Under lights that flicker such as fluorescent light, the brightness or color of the combined image is not
always the same.
• When the whole angle of panoramic shooting and the angle in which you fixed the focus and exposure
with AE/AF lock are extremely different in brightness, color and focus, the shooting will not be
successful. If this happens, change the lock angle and shoot again.
• iSweep Panorama is not suitable for the following situations:
– Objects are too close to the camera
– Image with a repeating pattern such as tiles and image with little contrast such as sky, sandy beach, or
lawn
– Image with constant change such as waves or water falls
• You cannot create panoramic images in the following situations:
– You pan the camera too fast or too slow
– There is too much camera shake
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zChanging the shooting direction or image size of a
panoramic image
Shooting Direction: MENU t [Shooting Direction] t select [Right], [Left], [Up]
and [Down] t z
Image Size: MENU t [Image Size] t select [Standard] or [Wide] t z
zTips for shooting a panoramic image
Pan the camera in an arc with a constant velocity and in the same direction as the indication
on the LCD screen. iSweep Panorama is better suited for still subjects, rather than moving
ones.
• Determine the scene and press the shutter button halfway, so that you can lock the focus exposure
and white balance.
• Adjust the frame composition so that a portion with greatly varied scenery is in the center of the
image.
Vertical direction Horizontal direction
Radius as short
as possible
zPlaying back scrolling panoramic images
You can scroll panoramic images by pressing z on the control button while panoramic
images are being displayed. Turn the W (zoom) lever to display the whole image again.
• Panoramic images are played back with the supplied software “PMB” (page 123).
• Panoramic images shot with other cameras may not be scrolled correctly.
Operation button/
lever
Description
z Plays back scrolling images/Stops
b/B/v/V Scrolls images
W Displays the whole image
Shows the displayed area of
the whole panoramic image
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Manual Exposure Shooting
You can shoot at your favorite exposure by manually setting the shutter speed and aperture
value.
1 Set the mode dial to (Manual Exposure Shooting).
2 Press z on the control button.
3 Select the shutter speed and aperture (F value) using control button.
• Select a shutter speed from 1/1600 to 30 seconds.
• When zoom is set fully to W, you can select an aperture of F3.5 or F8 (when used with the Internal
ND (Neutral Density) Filter).
When zoom is set fully to T, you can select an aperture of F5.5 or F13 (when used with the Internal
ND (Neutral Density) Filter).
4 Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
• If proper exposure is not obtained by your settings, the setting value indicators on the screen will flash
when the shutter button is pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this condition, but exposure
readjustment is recommended.
• The flash is set to [On] or [Off].
• You cannot select the shutter speed and aperture (F value) when the self-timer is set to [Self-portrait One
Person] or [Self-portrait Two People].
Control button Feature
z Return
v V Shutter speed
b B Aperture (F value)
Notes
zSetting the shutter speed and aperture (F value)
The difference between the settings and proper exposure judged by the camera appears as an
EV value on screen.
• When the shutter speed is one second or slower, the shutter speed is indicated by [”], for example,
[1”].
• When you set the shutter speed slower, using a tripod is recommended to prevent the effects of
vibration.
• When the shutter speed becomes slower than a certain speed, the NR slow shutter function is
activated automatically to reduce image noise, and [NR] appears on the screen.
• If you select slow shutter speeds, it takes time to process the data.
Shutter speed/aperture (F value)
Exposure value
0EV is the value judged as the most suitable by the camera.
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Program Auto
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the
aperture value). Also you can select various settings using the menu.
1 Set the mode dial to (Program Auto).
2 Shoot with the shutter button.
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Zoom
You can enlarge the image when shooting. The camera’s optical zoom function can enlarge
images up to 10×.
1 Turn the W/T (zoom) lever.
Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to (T) to zoom in, and to (W) to
zoom out.
• Turn the W/T (zoom) lever lightly for a slower zoom. Move it
further for a faster zoom.
• When the zoom scale exceeds 10×, see page 86.
• Zoom is fixed to the W side when shooting in iSweep Panorama mode.
• The operating sound of the lens is recorded when the zoom function operates while shooting a movie.
Notes
T side
W side
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DISP (Screen Display Settings)
1 Press DISP (Screen Display Settings) on the control button.
2 Select the desired mode with the control button.
• If you view images in bright outside light, adjust the screen brightness up. However, the battery power
may decrease faster under such condition.
(Bright +
Image Only)
Sets screen brighter and displays only images.
(Bright +
Exposure Data)
Sets screen brighter and displays the
information.
Displays a recorded image.
A histogram is also displayed.
(Bright) Sets screen brighter and displays the
information.
(Normal) Sets screen to standard brightness and displays
the information.
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A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. The graph display indicates a bright
image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
1 Press DISP (Screen Display Settings) on the control button, then select
[Bright + Exposure Data].
• The histogram also appears when playing back a single image, but you cannot adjust the exposure.
• The histogram does not appear when:
– Recording movies
– Playing back movies
– Viewing vertical orientation images
– Rotating still images
– Shooting with iSweep Panorama
– Viewing images shot with iSweep Panorama
– When [Display Burst Group] is set to [Display Main Image Only]
• A large difference in the histogram displayed during shooting and playback may occur when:
– The flash strobes.
– The shutter speed is slow or fast.
• The histogram may not appear for images recorded using other cameras.
Histogram
Notes
Bright
Dark
A
B
A Number of pixels
B Brightness
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Flash
1 Press (Flash) on the control button.
2 Select the desired mode with the control button.
• The flash strobes twice. The first flash adjusts the light quantity.
• While charging the flash, is displayed.
• You cannot use the flash during burst or bracket.
• In Intelligent Auto Adjustment mode, Easy Shooting mode, you can select only [Auto] or [Off].
• In Backlight Correction HDR mode or Manual Exposure Shooting mode, only [On] or [Off] can be
selected.
• Flash is set to [Off] in the following modes:
– In Anti Motion Blur mode
– In Hand-held Twilight mode
– In iSweep Panorama mode
(Auto) Flash automatically operates in dark locations or when there is
backlight.
(On) Flash always operates.
(Slow
Synchro)
Flash always operates.
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the
background that is out of flash light.
(Off) Flash does not operate.
Notes
zWhen the “White circular spots” appears in flash
photos
This is caused by particles (dust, pollen, etc.) floating close to the lens. When they are
accentuated by the camera’s flash, they appear as white circular spots.
How can the “White circular spots” be reduced?
• Light the room and shoot the subject without a flash.
• Select (High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection. ([Off] is automatically selected.)
Camera
Subject
Particles (dust, pollen, etc.)
in the air
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Smile Shutter
When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically.
1 Press (Smile) on the control button.
2 Wait for a smile to be detected.
When the smile level exceeds the b point on the indicator, the
camera records images automatically.
If you press the shutter button during Smile Shutter, the camera
shoots the image, then returns to Smile Shutter mode.
3 To stop shooting, press (Smile) again.
• Shooting using the Smile Shutter ends automatically when either the memory card or internal memory
becomes full.
• Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.
• You cannot use the digital zoom function.
• The Smile Shutter function is not available in the following situations:
– In Anti Motion Blur mode
– In Hand-held Twilight mode
– In Backlight Correction HDR mode
– In Movie Mode
– In iSweep Panorama mode
Notes
Smile Detection Sensitivity
indicator
Face Detection frame
zHints for better capturing of smiles
• The shutter operates when any person whose face is being detected smiles.
• You can select or register the priority subject for face detection with [Face Detection]. To perform
smile detection for a different face, change the priority face with z on the control button (page 66).
• If a smile is not detected, set the [Smile Detection Sensitivity] in setting menu.
1 Do not cover the eyes with the bangs.
Do not obscure the face by hat, masks, sunglasses, etc.
2 Try to orient the face in front of the camera and be as
level as possible. Keep the eyes narrowed.
3 Give a clear smile with an open mouth. The smile is
easier to detect when the teeth are shown.
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Self-Timer
1 Press (Self-Timer) on the control button.
2 Select the desired mode with the control button.
• In Easy Shooting mode, you can select only [10sec] or [Off].
• In Movie Mode, [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People] cannot be selected.
• The self-timer is not valid when shooting in iSweep Panorama mode.
(Off) Does not use the self-timer.
(10sec) Sets the 10-second delay self-timer.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and a
beep sounds until the shutter operates.
To cancel, press again.
(2sec) Sets the 2-second delay self-timer.
(Self-portrait
One Person)
Set the self-timer to Self-portrait timer.
When the camera detects the specified number of faces, a beep
sounds, and the shutter operates 2 seconds later. Do not move the
camera during this while.
(Self-portrait
Two People)
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zAutomatic shooting with Self- portrait timer
Point the lens at yourself so your face is reflected in the LCD screen. The camera detects the
subjects, and then the shutter operates. The camera determines the optimal composition and
prevents faces from being cut out of the LCD screen.
• You can also shoot an image by pressing the shutter button during this
operation.
zHints for preventing blur
If your hands or body moves while holding the camera and pressing the shutter button,
“Camera shake” occurs. Camera shake occurs frequently under low-light or slow shutter
speed conditions, such as those encountered in (Twilight Portrait) or (Twilight) mode.
In such a case, shoot with the below tips in mind.
• Shoot with a 2-second delay self-timer and stabilize
the camera by holding your arms firmly at your side
after pressing the shutter button.
• Use a tripod or place the camera on a flat surface to
hold the camera steady.
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Burst/Bracket button
You can select burst shooting, normal (single-image) or bracket shooting mode.
You can select normal (single-image) or burst shooting in [Burst Settings] (page 52).
1 Select a desired mode with the (Burst/Bracket) button.
When you press the (Burst/Bracket) button, the setting switches.
• The Burst/Bracket button is not available in the following situations:
– In Easy Shooting mode
– In Anti Motion Blur mode
– In Hand-held Twilight mode
– In Backlight Correction HDR mode
– In Movie Mode
– In iSweep Panorama mode
– When the Smile Shutter function is activated
Burst Shoots in succession when you press and hold down the shutter button.
You can set the burst shooting speed in [Burst Shooting Interval]
(page 53).
Single/Bracket Shoots a single image, or images in bracket mode.
You can select the exposure values in [Bracket Settings] (page 54).
Single mode is displayed when [Bracket Settings] is set to [Off].
Bracket mode is displayed when [Bracket Settings] is set to other than
[Off].
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Viewing still images
1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2 Select an image with the control button.
zViewing images taken with a different camera
This camera creates a database file in a memory card and registers every shot image to it for
later playback. If the camera detects images that have not been registered to the database file
in the memory card, the registration screen “Files found which were not recognized Import
files” appears.
If you want to view unregistered images, select [OK] to register the images.
• For registration, use a fully charged battery pack. If you attempt to register unregistered files using a
battery pack with little remaining charge, the battery pack may run out, causing copying to fail or
possibly corrupting the data.
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Playback zoom
Plays back the enlarged image.
1 Turn the (Playback zoom) lever to (T) during still
image playback.
The image is enlarged to twice the previous size, at the center of the
image.
2 Adjust the position with the control button.
3 Change the zoom scale with the (Playback zoom)
lever.
Turn the lever to (T) to zoom in, to (W) to zoom out.
Press z to cancel playback zoom.
Shows the displayed
area of the whole
image
zTo save enlarged images
You can save an enlarged image by using the trimming function.
Press MENU t [Retouch] t [Trimming (Resize)].
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Image Index
Displays multiple images at the same time.
1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2 Turn the (Index) lever to (W) to display the image index screen.
Turn the lever again to display an index screen with more images. Turn the lever yet again to
view images with the Calendar while playing back in [Date View].
3 To return to the single-image screen, select an image with the control
button, then press z.
• When the mode dial is set to (Easy Shooting), you cannot view images in index mode.
Note
zDisplaying images of the desired date/folder
Select the left side bar with the control button, then select the
desired date/folder with v/V.
zViewing images with the Calendar
When [View Mode] is set to [Date View], turn the (Index) lever to view images with the
Calendar, while the index displays more images.
• To select the month you want to display, select / with the
control button, then the desired month.
• To view images in selected date in index mode, select the date with
the control button and press z.
• To exit the Calendar, select with the control button, then press
z.
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Delete
Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion. You can also delete images from the MENU
button (page 78).
1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2 (Delete) button t desired mode t z on the control button
• In Easy Viewing mode, you can delete only the currently displayed image.
• When the internal memory is used to record images, View Mode is set to Folder View and still images
and movies are displayed in the same folder.
All in Date Range
All in This Folder
All AVCHD files
Deletes all images in the selected date range or folder, or all
AVCHD movies at once.
Press [OK] t z after step 2.
Multiple Images Allows you to select and delete multiple images.
Do as the following after step 2.
1Select an image then press z.
Repeat the above step until there are no more images to be
deleted. Select an image with a mark again to release the
mark.
2MENU t [OK] t z
This Image Deletes the currently displayed image in single-image mode.
All In This Group Deletes all images in the selected burst group at once.
Press [OK] t z after step 2.
All but this image Deletes burst group images other than the selected image in
Display Burst Group mode.
Press [OK] t z after step 2.
Exit Cancels the deletion.
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zYou can switch between index and single-image
mode when selecting images
Turn the lever to (T) of the W/T (zoom) lever in index mode
to return to single-image mode, and turn the (Index) lever to
(W) in single-image mode to return to index mode.
• You can also switch between index and single-image mode in
[Protect], [DPOF] or [Print].
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Viewing movies
1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2 Select a movie with the control button.
3 Press z.
Movie playback starts.
• You may not be able to play back some images shot using other cameras.
Display the control panel, you can control slow movie playback and adjust the volume.
1 Press V on the control button.
The control panel appears.
2 Select a desired button with b/B, and press z.
Control button Playback feature
z Stop
B Fast forward
b Fast rewind
V Displays the control panel
Note
Displaying the control panel
Button Available functions
Rewind
Playback/Stop
Fast forward
Play slow
Volume control
Close the control panel
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zOn the movie viewing screen
Select the image you want to display using b/B on the control button, and press z.
The Playback bar appears, you can check a playback position of a movie.
Playback bar
, , , or appears on the movie viewing
screen.
The icon displayed may vary depending on image size and quality.
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Shooting Direction
Sets the direction to pan the camera when you shoot a iSweep Panorama images.
1 MENU t (Shooting Direction) t desired direction
(Right) Pan from left to right.
(Left) Pan from right to left.
(Up) Pan from down to up.
(Down) Pan from up to down.
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Image Size/Quality
The image size determines the size of the image file that is recorded when you take an image.
The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed on large-
format paper. The smaller the image size, the more images can be recorded.
1 MENU t (Image Size) or (Quality) t desired size
• When you print still images recorded with 16:9 aspect ratio, both edges may be cut off.
When shooting still images
Image size Usage guidelines No. of
images
Printing
(3648×2736) For prints up to A3+ size Less
More
Fine
Rough
(2592×1944) For prints up to L/2L/A4 size
(640×480) For e-mail attachments
(3648×2056) For viewing on a high-definition TV,
and for prints up to A4 size
Less
More
Fine
Rough
(1920×1080) For viewing on a high-definition TV
Note
In Easy Shooting mode
Large Shoots images in [10M] size.
Small Shoots images in [5M] size.
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The larger the image size, the higher the image quality. The higher the amount of data used per
second (average bit-rate), the smoother the playback image.
Select a movie recording format by touching MENU t (Settings) t (Shooting
Settings) t [Movie format] in shooting mode (page 83).
Movie recording format (AVCHD)
Movies shot with this camera are recorded in AVCHD format, approximately 60 fields/sec (1080
60i-compatible devices) or 50 fields/sec (1080 50i-compatible devices), in interlace mode, with
Dolby Digital audio, AVCHD format.
Movie recording format (MP4)
Movies shot with this camera are recorded in MPEG-4 format at approximately 30 frames/sec
(1080 60i-compatible devices) or approximately 25 frames/sec (1080 50i-compatible
devices), in progressive mode, with AAC audio, mp4 format.
• A telephoto image results when [MP4 3M] image size is selected.
When shooting Intelligent Sweep Panorama
images
(Standard)
(Horizontal: 4912×1080)
(Vertical: 3424×1920)
Shoots images using standard size.
(Wide)
(Horizontal: 7152×1080)
(Vertical: 4912×1920)
Shoots images using wide size.
When shooting movies
Movie quality Average bit-rate Description
AVC HD 17M FH 17 Mbps Shoots at a maximum picture quality of
1920 × 1080 size
AVC HD 9M HQ 9 Mbps Shoots at a high picture quality of 1440
× 1080 size
Movie image size Average bit-rate Description
MP4 12M 12 Mbps Shoots at 1440 × 1080 size
MP4 6M 6 Mbps Shoots at 1280 × 720 size
MP4 3M 3 Mbps Shoots at VGA size
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zOn “image quality” and “image size”
A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels.
If it contains a large number of pixels, the image becomes large, it takes up more memory,
and the image is displayed in fine detail. “Image size” is shown by the number of pixels.
Although you cannot see the differences on the screen of the camera, the fine detail and data
processing time differ when the image is printed or displayed on a computer screen.
Description of the pixels and the image size
1 Image size: 10M
3648 pixels × 2736 pixels = 9,980,928 pixels
2 Image size: VGA
640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307,200 pixels
Many pixels
(Fine image quality and large file size)
Few pixels
(Rough image quality but small file size)
Pixels
Pixel

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