Sony Cybershot DSC-HX60 manual

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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Cybershot DSC-HX60
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Table of Contents

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Digital Still Camera
Instruction Manual
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This camera is equipped with a built-in instruction guide.
In-Camera Guide
The camera displays explanations for MENU/Fn (Function) items and the
setting values.
1 Press the MENU button or the Fn (Function) button.
2 Select the desired item, then press the (In-Camera Guide) button.
Shooting Tip
The camera displays shooting tips for the shooting mode selected.
1 Press the (In-Camera Guide) button in shooting mode.
2 Select the desired shooting tip, then press z on the control wheel.
The shooting tip is displayed.
• You can scroll the screen using v/V and change shooting tips using b/B.
Learning more about the camera (“Help Guide”)
“Help Guide” is an on-line manual. Refer to it for in-depth
instructions on the many functions of the camera.
1 Access the Sony support page.
2 Select your country or region.
3 Search for the model name of your camera within the
support page.
• Check the model name on the bottom of your camera.
Viewing the Guide
(In-Camera Guide)
Fn (Function)
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Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the
space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-HX60/DSC-HX60V
Serial No. _____________________________
Model No. AC-UB10C/AC-UB10D
Serial No. _____________________________
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or
If the shape of the plug does not fit the power outlet, use an attachment plug adaptor of the
proper configuration for the power outlet.
[ Battery pack
If the battery pack is mishandled, the battery pack can burst, cause a fire or even chemical
burns. Observe the following cautions.
• Do not disassemble.
• Do not crush and do not expose the battery pack to any shock or force such as
hammering, dropping or stepping on it.
• Do not short circuit and do not allow metal objects to come into contact with the battery
• Do not expose to high temperature above 60°C (140°F) such as in direct sunlight or in a
car parked in the sun.
• Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire.
• Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries.
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• Be sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that
can charge the battery pack.
• Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small children.
• Keep the battery pack dry.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by Sony.
• Dispose of used battery packs promptly as described in the instructions.
[ AC Adaptor
Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC
Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs while
using the apparatus.
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by returning your used
rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries,
call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-Ion batteries.
[ Battery pack
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines
in Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules.
This equipment has very low levels of RF energy that are deemed to comply without
testing of specific absorption ratio (SAR).
For Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada
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If you have any questions about this product, you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related matters only.
[ Regulatory Information
This equipment must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna
or transmitter.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual
could void your authority to operate this equipment.
[ Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used with the equipment in order to comply with the
limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
For Customers in the U.S.A.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: DSC-HX60V
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
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This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the device.
[ Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives
Manufacturer: Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan
For EU product compliance: Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327
Stuttgart, Germany
Hereby, Sony Corporation, declares that this equipment is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. For details, please
access the following URL:
[ Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes data transfer to discontinue midway (fail),
restart the application or disconnect and connect the communication cable (USB, etc.)
This product has been tested and found compliant with the limits set out in the EMC
regulation for using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture and sound
of this unit.
For Customers in Canada
For Customers in Europe
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[ Disposal of waste batteries and electrical and electronic
equipment (applicable in the European Union and other
European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product, the battery or on the packaging indicates that
the product and the battery shall not be treated as household waste. On
certain batteries this symbol might be used in combination with a
chemical symbol. The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are
added if the battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead.
By ensuring these products and batteries are disposed of correctly, you
will help prevent potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling. The recycling of the
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a
permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by
qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery and the electrical and electronic
equipment will be treated properly, hand over these products at end-of-life to the
applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For all
other batteries, please view the section on how to remove the battery from the product
safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of waste
batteries. For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery, please
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product or battery.
The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces.
• Camera (1)
• Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1 (1)
• Micro USB Cable (1)
• AC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D (1)
• Power Cord (mains lead) (not supplied in the USA and Canada) (1)
• Wrist Strap (1)
• Shoe Cap (1) (Attached on the camera)
• Instruction Manual (this manual) (1)
• Wi-Fi Connection/One-touch (NFC) Guide (1)
This guide explains the functions that require a Wi-Fi connection.
For Customers in Singapore
Checking the supplied items
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A Exposure compensation dial
B ON/OFF (Power) button
C Shutter button
D For shooting: W/T (zoom) lever
For viewing: (Index) lever/
(Playback zoom) lever
E Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator
F Mode dial
(Intelligent Auto)/
(Superior Auto)/
(Program Auto)/
(Aperture Priority)/
(Shutter Priority)/
(Manual Exposure)/
(Memory recall)/
(Movie)/ (iSweep
Panorama)/ (Scene
G Multi interface shoe*
H Flash
• Press the (Flash pop-up)
button to use the flash. The flash
does not pop up automatically.
• When not using the flash, press it
back into the camera body.
I Microphone
J Speaker
K Lens
A (Flash pop-up) button
B (N Mark)
• Touch the mark when you
connect the camera to a
smartphone equipped with the
NFC function.
• NFC (Near Field
Communication) is an
international standard of the
short-range wireless
communication technology.
C LCD screen
D MOVIE (Movie) button
E (Playback) button
F Control wheel
G GPS receiver (built-in, DSC-
HX60V only)
H Charge lamp
I Multi/Micro USB Terminal*
• Supports Micro USB compatible
J Wi-Fi sensor (built-in)
K Hook for Wrist Strap
Identifying parts
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L MENU button
M (In-Camera Guide)/
(Delete) button
N For shooting: Fn (Function)
For viewing: (Send to
Smartphone) button
A Battery insertion slot
B Memory card slot
C Access lamp
D Battery eject lever
E Battery/Memory card cover
F HDMI micro jack
G Tripod socket hole
• Use a tripod with a screw less
than 5.5 mm (7/32 inches) long.
Otherwise, you cannot firmly
secure the camera, and damage to
the camera may occur.
* For details on compatible accessories
for the multi interface shoe and the
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, 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.
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Inserting the battery pack
1 Open the cover.
2 Insert the battery pack.
• While pressing the battery eject lever, insert the battery pack as
illustrated. Make sure that the battery eject lever locks after insertion.
• Closing the cover with the battery inserted incorrectly may damage the
Battery eject lever
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Charging the battery pack
1 Connect the camera to the AC Adaptor (supplied),
using the micro USB cable (supplied).
2 Connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall socket).
The charge lamp lights orange, and charging starts.
• Turn off the camera while charging the battery.
• You can charge the battery pack even when it is partially charged.
• When the charge lamp flashes and charging is not finished, remove and
re-insert the battery pack.
Power cord
(Mains lead)
For customers in the USA and Canada
For customers in countries/
regions other than the USA
and Canada
Charge lamp
Lit: Charging
Off: Charging finished
Charging error or charging paused
temporarily because the camera is not
within the proper temperature range
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• If the charge lamp on the camera flashes when the AC Adaptor is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket), this indicates that charging is temporarily stopped
because the temperature is outside the recommended range. When the temperature
gets back within the appropriate range, the charging resumes. We recommend
charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C
(50ºF to 86ºF).
• The battery pack may not be effectively charged if the terminal section of the
battery is dirty. In this case, wipe any dust off lightly using a soft cloth or a cotton
swab to clean the terminal section of the battery.
• Connect the AC Adaptor (supplied) to the nearest wall outlet (wall socket). If
malfunctions occur while using the AC Adaptor, disconnect the plug from the wall
outlet (wall socket) immediately to disconnect from the power source.
• When charging is finished, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall
• Be sure to use only genuine Sony brand battery packs, micro USB cable (supplied)
and AC Adaptor (supplied).
x Charging time (Full charge)
The charging time is approximately 230 minutes using the AC Adaptor
• The above charging time applies when charging a fully depleted battery pack at a
temperature of 25°C (77°F). Charging may take longer depending on conditions of
use and circumstances.
x Charging by connecting to a computer
The battery pack can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer using
a micro USB cable.
• If you connect the camera to a computer when power is turned on, the battery
is not charged but the camera will be powered by the computer, which allows
you to import images to a computer without worrying about the battery
running out.
To a USB jack
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• Note the following points when charging via a computer:
– If the camera is connected to a laptop computer that is not connected to a power
source, the laptop battery level decreases. Do not charge for an extended period
of time.
– Do not turn on/off or restart the computer, or wake the computer to resume from
sleep mode when a USB connection has been established between the computer
and the camera. That may cause the camera to malfunction. Before turning on/
off, or restarting the computer or waking the computer from sleep mode,
disconnect the camera and the computer.
– No guarantees are made for charging using a custom-built computer or a
modified computer.
x Battery life and number of images that can be
recorded and played back
• The above number of images applies when the battery pack is fully charged. The
number of images may decrease depending on the conditions of use.
• The number of images that can be recorded is for shooting under the following
– Using a Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark2) media (sold separately).
– The battery pack is used at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
– [GPS On/Off] is set to [Off] (DSC-HX60V only)
– [Display Quality] is set to [Standard]
• The number for “Shooting (still images)” is based on the CIPA standard, and is for
shooting under the following conditions:
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association)
– DISP is set to [Display All Info.].
– Shooting once every 30 seconds.
– The zoom is switched alternately between the W and T ends.
– The flash is used once every two times.
– The power is turned on and off once every ten times.
Battery life Number of images
Shooting (still images) Approx. 190 min. Approx. 380 images
Typical movie shooting Approx. 55 min. —
Continuous movie shooting Approx. 90 min. —
Viewing (still images) Approx. 310 min. Approx. 6200 images
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• The number of minutes for movie shooting is based on the CIPA standard, and is
for shooting under the following conditions:
– [ Record Setting]: 60i 17M(FH)/50i 17M(FH).
– Typical movie shooting: Battery life based on repeatedly starting/stopping
shooting, zooming, turning on/off, etc.
– Continuous movie shooting: Battery life based on non-stop shooting until the
limit (29 minutes) has been reached, and then continued by pressing the MOVIE
button again. Other functions, such as zooming, are not operated.
x Supplying power
You can use the AC Adaptor AC-UD10 (sold separately) or AC-UD11 (sold
separately) for shooting and playback to supply power when shooting or
playing back images.
• If you shoot or play back images when the camera is connected to the
supplied AC Adaptor, power will not be supplied through the AC Adaptor.
Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
1 Open the cover.
2 Insert the memory card (sold separately).
• With the notched corner facing as illustrated, insert the memory card
until it clicks into place.
3 Close the cover.
Ensure that the notched
corner is faced correctly.
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x Memory cards that can be used
• In this manual, the products in the table are collectively referred to as follows:
A: Memory Stick PRO Duo media
B: Memory Stick Micro media
C: SD card
D: microSD memory card
• When using Memory Stick Micro media or microSD memory cards with this
camera, make sure to use with the appropriate adaptor.
x To remove the memory card/battery pack
Memory card: Push the memory card in once to eject the memory card.
Battery pack: Slide the battery eject lever. Be sure not to drop the battery pack.
• Never remove the memory card/battery pack when the access lamp (page 9) is lit.
This may cause damage to data in the memory card.
Memory card For still images For movies
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark2 only)
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™
B Memory Stick Micro™ (M2) (Mark2 only)
SD memory card (Class 4 or faster)
SDHC memory card (Class 4 or faster)
SDXC memory card (Class 4 or faster)
microSD memory card (Class 4 or faster)
microSDHC memory card (Class 4 or faster)
microSDXC memory card (Class 4 or faster)
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Setting the clock
1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
The Date & Time setting is displayed when you turn on the camera for the
first time.
• It may take some time for the power to turn on and allow operation.
2 Check that [Enter] is selected on the screen, then press
z on the control wheel.
3 Select a desired geographic location by following the
on-screen instructions, then press z.
4 Set [Daylight Savings], [Date/Time] and [Date Format],
then press z.
• When setting [Date/Time], midnight is 12:00 AM, and noon is
12:00 PM.
5 Check that [Enter] is selected, then press z.
Control wheel
ON/OFF (Power)
Select items: v/V/b/B/ /
Set: z
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Shooting still images
Shooting movies
• Do not pull up the flash manually. This may cause a malfunction.
• When using the zoom function while shooting a movie, the sound of the camera
operating will be recorded. The sound of the MOVIE button operating may also be
recorded when movie recording is finished.
• The panoramic shooting range may be reduced, depending on the subject or the
way it is shot. Therefore even when [360°] is set for panoramic shooting, the
recorded image may be less than 360 degrees.
Shooting still images/movies
1 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the z indicator lights.
2 Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image.
1 Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to start recording.
• Use the W/T (zoom) lever to change the zoom ratio.
2 Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Mode dial
Shutter button
: Intelligent Auto
: Movie
W/T (zoom)
W: zoom out
T: zoom in
Do not cover the flash (A).
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• Continuous movie shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes at one time
with the camera’s default settings and when the ambient temperature is
approximately 25°C (77°F). When movie recording is finished, you can restart
recording by pressing the MOVIE button again. Recording may stop to protect the
camera depending on the ambient temperature.
x Selecting next/previous image
Select an image by pressing B (next)/b (previous) on the control wheel or by
turning the control wheel. Press z in the center of the control wheel to view
x Deleting an image
1 Press the (Delete) button.
2 Select [Delete] with v on the control wheel, then press z.
x Returning to shooting images
Press the shutter button halfway down.
Viewing images
1 Press the (Playback) button.
• When images on a memory card recorded with other cameras are played
back on this camera, the registration screen for the data file appears.
Control wheel
W: zoom out
T: zoom in
Select images: B (next)/b (previous)
or turn the control
Set: z
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x Control wheel
DISP (Display Contents): Allows you to change the screen display.
(Drive Mode): Allows you to switch between shooting methods, such
as single shooting, continuous shooting or bracket shooting.
(Photo Creativity): Allows you to operate the camera intuitively and
shoot creative images easily.
(Flash Mode): Allows you to select a flash mode for still images.
z (Lock-on AF): The camera tracks the subject and adjusts focus
automatically even when the subject is moving.
x Fn (Function) button
Allows you to register 12 functions and recall those functions when shooting.
1 Press the Fn (Function) button.
2 Select the desired function by pressing v/V/b/B on the control wheel.
3 Select the setting value by turning the control wheel.
Introduction of other functions
Control wheel
Fn (Function)
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x Menu Items
(Camera Settings)
Image Size Selects the size of still images.
Aspect Ratio Selects the aspect ratio for still images.
Quality Sets the image quality for still images.
Panorama: Size Selects the size of panoramic images.
Panorama: Direction Sets the shooting direction for panoramic images.
File Format Selects the movie file format.
Record Setting Selects the size of the recorded movie frame.
Drive Mode Sets the drive mode, such as for continuous shooting.
Flash Mode Sets the flash settings.
Flash Comp. Adjusts the intensity of flash output.
Red Eye Reduction Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when using flash.
Focus Mode Selects the focus method.
Focus Area Selects the area of focus.
AF Illuminator
Sets the AF illuminator, which provides light for a
dark scene to aid focusing.
ISO Adjusts the luminous sensitivity.
Metering Mode
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the
subject to measure to determine the exposure.
White Balance Adjusts the color tones of an image.
Compensates automatically for brightness and
Creative Style Selects the desired image processing.
Picture Effect
Selects the desired effect filter to achieve a more
impressive and artistic expression.
Sets noise reduction processing for high-sensitivity
Lock-on AF
Sets the function to track a subject and continue
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(Custom Settings)
Smile/Face Detect.
Selects to detect faces and adjust various settings
automatically. Sets to automatically release the
shutter when a smile is detected.
Soft Skin Effect Sets the Soft Skin Effect and the effect level.
Auto Obj.
Analyzes the scene when capturing faces, close-ups,
or subjects tracked by the Lock-on AF function, and
automatically trims and saves another copy of the
image with a more impressive composition.
Scene Selection
Selects pre-set settings to match various scene
Selects the shooting mode to suit your subject or
SteadyShot Sets SteadyShot for shooting movies.
Auto Slow Shut.
Sets the function that automatically adjusts the shutter
speed following the brightness of the environment.
Micref Level
Sets the microphone reference level when recording
Wind Noise Reduct. Reduces wind noise during movie recording.
Shooting Tip List Displays the shooting tip list.
Memory Registers the desired modes or camera settings.
MF Assist Displays an enlarged image when focusing manually.
Grid Line
Sets a grid line display to enable alignment to a
structural outline.
Auto Review
Sets auto review to display the captured image after
Exposure Set. Guide
Sets the guide displayed when exposure settings are
changed in the shooting screen.
Zoom Setting
Sets whether to use the Clear Image Zoom and Digital
Zoom when zooming.
Write Date
Sets whether to record a shooting date on the still
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Function Menu Set.
Customizes the functions displayed when the Fn
(Function) button is pressed.
MOVIE Button Sets whether to always activate the MOVIE button.
Send to Smartphone Transfers images to display on a smartphone.
Send to Computer
Backs up images by transferring them to a computer
connected to a network.
View on TV You can view images on a network-enabled TV.
Assigns an application to One-touch (NFC). You can
call up the application when shooting by touching an
NFC-enabled smartphone to the camera.
Airplane Mode
You can set this device not to perform wireless
communications and GPS functions.
WPS Push
You can register the access point to the camera easily
by pushing the WPS button.
Access Point Set. You can register your access point manually.
Edit Device Name
You can change the device name under Wi-Fi Direct,
Disp MAC Address Displays the MAC address of the camera.
Resets the SSID and password for the smartphone
Reset Network Set. Resets all network settings.
Application List
Displays the application list. You can select the
application you want to use.
Introduction Displays instructions on using the application.
Delete Deletes an image.
View Mode
Sets the way in which images are grouped for
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Image Index Displays multiple images at the same time.
Slide Show Shows a slide show.
Rotate Rotates the image.
Enlarge Image Enlarges the playback images.
4K Still Image PB
Outputs still images in 4K resolution to an HDMI-
connected TV that supports 4K.
Protect Protects the images.
Motion Interval ADJ
Adjusts the interval for showing the tracking of
subjects in [Motion Shot Video], where the tracking
of the subject’s motion will be shown when playing
back movies.
Specify Printing Adds a print order mark to a still image.
Monitor Brightness Sets the screen brightness.
Viewfinder Bright.
When using an electronic viewfinder (sold
separately), sets the brightness of the electronic
Volume Settings Sets the volume for movie playback.
Audio signals Sets the functional sounds of the camera.
GPS Settings
(DSC-HX60V only)
Sets the GPS function.
Upload Settings
Sets the upload function of the camera when using an
Eye-Fi card.
Tile Menu
Sets whether to display the tile menu every time you
press the MENU button.
Mode Dial Guide
Turns the mode dial guide (the explanation of each
shooting mode) on or off.
Display Quality Sets the display quality.
Pwr Save Start Time
Sets the length of time until the camera turns off
PAL/NTSC Selector
(only for 1080 50i
compatible models)
By changing the TV format of the device, shooting in
a different movie format is possible.
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Demo Mode Sets demonstration movie playback to on or off.
HDMI Resolution
Sets the resolution when the camera is connected to
Operates the camera from a TV that supports
USB Connection Sets the USB connection method.
USB LUN Setting
Enhances compatibility by limiting the functions of
the USB connection.
USB Power Supply
Sets whether or not to supply power through USB
Language Selects the language.
Date/Time Setup Sets the date and time, and daylight savings.
Area Setting Sets the location of use.
Format Formats the memory card.
File Number
Sets the method used to assign file numbers to still
images and movies.
Select REC Folder Changes the selected folder for storing images.
New Folder
Creates a new folder for storing still images and
movies (MP4).
Folder Name Sets the folder name for still images.
Recover Image DB
Recovers the image database file and enables
recording and playback.
Display Media Info.
Displays the remaining recording time of movies and
the recordable number of still images on the memory
Version Displays the camera software version.
Setting Reset Restores settings to their defaults.
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The software PlayMemories Home allows you to import still images and
movies to your computer and use them. PlayMemories Home is required for
importing AVCHD movies to your computer.
• An Internet connection is required to install PlayMemories Home.
• An Internet connection is required to use PlayMemories Online or other network
services. PlayMemories Online or other network services may not be available in
some countries or regions.
• Use the following URL for Mac applications:
• If the software PMB (Picture Motion Browser), supplied with models released
before 2011, has already been installed on your computer, PlayMemories Home
will overwrite it during the installation. Use PlayMemories Home, the successor
software of PMB.
Features of PlayMemories Home™
Importing images from
your camera
Sharing images on
PlayMemories Online™
images to
network services
on a calendar
For Windows, the following functions are also
Playing back imported
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x System requirements
You can find the system requirements for the software at the following URL:
x Installing PlayMemories Home on a computer
• Do not disconnect the micro USB cable (supplied) from the camera while the
operating screen or the accessing screen is displayed. Doing so may damage the
• To disconnect the camera from the computer, click on the tasktray, then click
(disconnect icon). For Windows Vista, click on the tasktray.
1 Using the Internet browser on your computer, go to the
following URL, and then install PlayMemories Home.
• For details on PlayMemories Home, refer to the following
PlayMemories Home support page (English only):
• When installation is complete, PlayMemories Home starts.
2 Connect the camera to your computer using the micro
USB cable (supplied).
• New functions may be installed in PlayMemories Home. Connect the
camera to your computer even if PlayMemories Home is already
installed on your computer.
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You can add the desired functions to your camera by connecting to the
application download website (PlayMemories Camera Apps™) via the
• After installing an application, you can call up the application by touching an
NFC-enabled Android smartphone to the N mark on the camera, using the
[One-touch(NFC)] function.
The number of still images and recordable time may vary depending on the
shooting conditions and the memory card.
x Still images
[ Image Size]: L: 20M
When [ Aspect Ratio] is set to [4:3]*
* When the [ Aspect Ratio] is set to other than [4:3], you can record more
pictures than shown above.
Adding functions to the camera
Number of still images and recordable time of
2 GB
Standard 295 images
Fine 200 images
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x Movies
The table below shows the approximate maximum recording times. These are
the total times for all movie files. Continuous shooting is possible for
approximately 29 minutes (a product specification limit). The maximum
continuous recording time of an MP4 (12M) format movie is about 15 minutes
(limited by the 2 GB file size restriction).
(h (hour), m (minute))
• The recordable time of movies varies because the camera is equipped with VBR
(Variable Bit-Rate), which automatically adjusts the image quality depending on
the shooting scene. When you record a fast-moving subject, the image is clearer
but the recordable time is shorter because more memory is required for recording.
The recordable time also varies depending on the shooting conditions, the subject
or the image quality/size settings.
Record Setting
2 GB
60i 24M(FX)/50i 24M(FX) 10 m
60i 17M(FH)/50i 17M(FH) 10 m
60p 28M(PS)/50p 28M(PS) 9 m
24p 24M(FX)/25p 24M(FX) 10 m
24p 17M(FH)/25p 17M(FH) 10 m
1440×1080 12M 15 m
VGA 3M 1 h 10 m
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Functions built into this camera
• This manual describes 1080 60i-compatible devices and 1080 50i-compatible
– To determine whether your camera supports the GPS function, check the model
name of your camera.
GPS-compatible: DSC-HX60V
GPS-incompatible: DSC-HX60
– To check whether your camera is a 1080 60i-compatible device or 1080 50i-
compatible device, check for the following marks on the bottom of the camera.
1080 60i-compatible device: 60i
1080 50i-compatible device: 50i
• This camera is compatible with 1080 60p or 50p-format movies. Unlike standard
recording modes up to now, which record in an interlacing method, this camera
records using a progressive method. This increases the resolution, and provides a
smoother, more realistic image.
• While aboard an airplane, set [Airplane Mode] to [On].
On GPS-compatible devices (DSC-HX60V only)
• Use GPS in accordance with regulations of countries and regions where you use it.
• If you do not record the location information, set [GPS On/Off] to [Off].
On use and care
Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as
hammering, dropping, or stepping on the product. Be particularly careful of the lens.
Notes on recording/playback
• Before you start recording, make a trial recording to make sure that the camera is
working correctly.
• The camera is neither dust-proof, nor splash-proof, nor water-proof.
• Do not aim the camera at the sun or other bright light. It may cause a malfunction
of the camera.
• If moisture condensation occurs, remove it before using the camera.
• Do not shake or strike the camera. It may cause a malfunction and you may not be
able to record images. Furthermore, the recording media may become unusable or
image data may be damaged.
Do not use/store the camera in the following places
• In an extremely hot, cold or humid place
In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become
deformed and this may cause a malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater
The camera body may become discolored or deformed, and this may cause a
• In a location subject to shaking or vibration
Notes on using the camera
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• Near a location that generates strong radio waves, emits radiation or is strongly
In such locations, the camera may not properly record or play back images.
• In sandy or dusty places
Be careful not to let sand or dust get into the camera. This may cause the camera to
malfunction, and in some cases this malfunction cannot be repaired.
Notes on the screen and lens
• The screen is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology, and over
99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, some tiny black
and/or bright dots (white, red, blue or green) may appear on the screen. These dots
are a normal result of the manufacturing process, and do not affect the recording.
• Take care that your fingers or other objects are not caught in the lens when it is
Notes on the flash
• Do not carry the camera by the flash unit, or use excessive force on it.
• If water, dust or sand get into the open flash unit, it may cause a malfunction.
• Take care that your finger is not in the way when pushing the flash down.
On camera’s temperature
Your camera and battery may get hot due to continuous use, but it is not a
On the overheat protection
Depending on the camera and battery temperature, you may be unable to record
movies or the power may turn off automatically to protect the camera.
A message will be displayed on the screen before the power turns off or you can no
longer record movies. In this case, leave the power off and wait until the camera and
battery temperature goes down. If you turn on the power without letting the camera
and battery cool down enough, the power may turn off again or you may be unable
to record movies.
On charging the battery
• If you charge a battery that has not been used for a long time, you may be unable
to charge it to the proper capacity.
This is due to the battery characteristics. Charge the battery again.
• Batteries which have not been used for more than a year may have become
Warning on copyright
Television programs, films, videotapes, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provisions of the
copyright laws.
No guarantee in the case of damaged content or recording failures
Sony cannot provide a guarantee in the case of failure to record or loss or damage of
recorded content due to a malfunction of the camera or recording media, etc.
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Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, then wipe
the surface with a dry cloth. To prevent damage to the finish or casing:
– Do not expose the camera to chemical products such as thinner, benzine, alcohol,
disposable cloths, insect repellent, sunscreen or insecticide.
Maintaining the screen
• Hand cream or moisturizer left on the screen may dissolve its coating. If you get
any on the screen, wipe it off immediately.
• Wiping forcefully with tissue paper or other materials can damage the coating.
• If fingerprints or debris are stuck to the screen, we recommend that you gently
remove any debris and then wipe the screen clean with a soft cloth.
Notes on wireless LAN
We assume no responsibility whatsoever for any damage caused by unauthorized
access to, or unauthorized use of, destinations loaded on the camera, resulting from
loss or theft.
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Image device: 7.82 mm (1/2.3 type)
Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Total pixel number of camera:
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Effective pixel number of camera:
Approx. 20.4 Megapixels
Lens: Sony G 30× zoom lens
f = 4.3 mm – 129 mm (24 mm –
720 mm (35 mm film equivalent))
F3.5 (W) – F6.3(T)
While shooting movies (16:9):
26.5 mm – 795 mm*
While shooting movies (4:3):
32.5 mm – 975 mm*
* When [ SteadyShot] is set to
SteadyShot: Optical
File format:
Still images: JPEG compliant
(DCF, Exif, MPF Baseline), DPOF
Movies (AVCHD format):
AVCHD format Ver. 2.0
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch,
equipped with Dolby Digital Stereo
• Manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories.
Movies (MP4 format):
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Recording media: Memory Stick PRO
Duo media, Memory Stick Micro
media, SD cards, microSD memory
Flash: Flash range (ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
set to Auto):
Approx. 0.25 m to 5.6 m
(0.82 ft. to 18.37 ft.) (W)/
Approx. 2.0 m to 3.0 m
(6.56 ft. to 9.84 ft.) (T)
[Input and Output connectors]
HDMI connector: HDMI micro jack
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*:
USB communication
USB communication: Hi-Speed USB
(USB 2.0)
* Supports Micro USB compatible
LCD screen:
7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots:
921 600 dots
[Power, general]
Power: Rechargeable battery pack
NP-BX1, 3.6 V
AC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D,
5 V
Power consumption (during shooting):
Approx. 1.2 W
Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C
(–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (CIPA compliant):
108.1 mm × 63.6 mm × 38.3 mm
(4 3/8 inches × 2 5/8 inches ×
1 9/16 inches) (W/H/D)
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Mass (CIPA compliant) (Approx.):
272 g (9.6 oz) (including NP-BX1
battery pack, Memory Stick PRO
Duo media)
Microphone: Stereo
Speaker: Monaural
Exif Print: Compatible
PRINT Image Matching III:
[Wireless LAN]
Supported standard: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Supported security protocols: WEP/
Configuration method: WPS (Wi-Fi
Protected Setup) / manual
Access method: Infrastructure Mode
NFC: NFC Forum Type 3 Tag
AC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D
Power requirements: AC 100 V to
240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 70 mA
Output voltage: DC 5 V, 0.5 A
Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C
(–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (Approx.):
50 mm × 22 mm × 54 mm
(2 inches × 7/8 inches ×
2 1/4 inches) (W/H/D)
Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery type: Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage: DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage: DC 3.6 V
Maximum charge voltage: DC 4.2 V
Maximum charge current: 1.89 A
Capacity: 4.5 Wh (1 240 mAh)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
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• Memory Stick and are
trademarks or registered trademarks
of Sony Corporation.
• “AVCHD Progressive” and the
“AVCHD Progressive” logotype are
trademarks of Panasonic Corporation
and Sony Corporation.
• Dolby and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• The terms HDMI and HDMI High-
Definition Multimedia Interface, and
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• Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi logo and Wi-Fi
PROTECTED SET-UP are registered
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Additional information on this
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asked questions can be found at
our Customer Support Website.
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