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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: HDR-CX100E
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, German, French, Italian

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Handycam Handbook
HDR-CX100E/CX105E/CX106E
 2009 Sony Corporation 4-129-505-11(1) GB
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Using the Handycam Handbook
You will find information on using your camcorder to its fullest in this Handycam Handbook.
Read the Handycam Handbook in addition to the Operating Guide (a separate volume).
Information on using your camcorder connected to a computer will be found in the
Operating Guide and the PMB Guide that is the Help of the supplied “PMB (Picture Motion
Browser)” software.
Searching for information quickly
Click an item on the right edge of each page, and you will jump to the page for that item.
You can search for an item by keyword using Adobe Reader. Refer to the Help of Adobe Reader for tips
on how to use Adobe Reader.
You can print out the Handycam Handbook.
About this Handycam Handbook
The example images used in this Handycam Handbook for illustration purposes are captured using a
digital still camera, and therefore may appear different from images and screen indicators that actually
appear on your camcorder.
In this Handycam Handbook, the internal memory of your camcorder and “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media are called “recording media.”
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media and “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media are both referred to as
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media in this manual.
Design and specifications of your camcorder and accessories are subject to change without notice.
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Using the Handycam Handbook.................................................................. 2
Searching for information quickly........................................................ 2
Useful recording techniques....................................................................... 6
Parts and controls.................................................................................... 7
Screen indicators............................................................................ 8
“ HOME”and“ OPTION”- Taking advantage of two types of menus............... 10
Using the HOME MENU............................................................... 10
Using the OPTION MENU............................................................. 10
Menu lists............................................................................................ 12
List of the HOME MENU............................................................... 12
List of the OPTION MENU............................................................. 13
Read this before operating your camcorder.................................................. 14
Getting started
Step 1: Charging the battery pack.............................................................. 17
Step 2: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time............................ 19
Changing the language setting.
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Recording/Playback
Five pieces of advice for successful recording................................................ 21
Recording and playing movies and photos easily
( Easy Handycam Operation)............................................................... 22
Recording movies......................................................................... 22
Shooting photos........................................................................... 24
Playing movies............................................................................. 25
Viewing photos............................................................................ 27
Recording............................................................................................ 28
Recording movies......................................................................... 28
Shooting photos........................................................................... 30
Useful functions for recording movies and photos......................................... 32
Zooming..................................................................................... 32
Recording high quality photos during movie recording (Dual Rec)............. 32
Recording in mirror mode............................................................... 33
Recording fast action in slow-motion (SMTH SLW REC)............................ 33
Switching the screen display, or turning the LCD backlight on/off.............. 34
Playback on the camcorder...................................................................... 35
Playing movies............................................................................. 35
Viewing photos............................................................................ 36
Useful functions for playing movies and photos............................................ 38
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Searching for desired scene by pinpoint (Film Roll Index)........................ 38
Searching for desired scene by face (Face Index)................................... 38
Searching for desired images by date (Date Index)................................. 39
Using PB zoom with photos............................................................. 40
Playing back a series of photos (Slide show)......................................... 41
Playing images on a TV........................................................................... 42
Connecting a TV using [TV CONNECT Guide]........................................ 42
Connecting to a high definition TV.................................................... 43
Connecting to a non-high-definition 16:9 (wide) or 4:3 TV....................... 44
Using“BRAVIA”Sync....................................................................... 46
Editing
Deleting movies and photos..................................................................... 47
Capturing a photo from a movie................................................................ 49
Dubbing/copying movies and photos from the internal memory to
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”media.
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Dubbing movies........................................................................... 50
Copying photos............................................................................ 51
Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect).......................................... 52
Dividing a movie................................................................................... 53
Using the Playlist of movies...................................................................... 54
Creating the Playlist ...................................................................... 54
Playing the Playlist........................................................................ 55
Creating a disc with a DVD writer, recorder................................................... 56
Creating a high definition image quality (HD) disc with a DVD writer, etc.
(USB cable connection)................................................................... 56
Creating a standard definition image quality (SD) disc with a recorder, etc.
(A/V connecting cable connection).................................................... 56
Checking the battery information.............................................................. 59
Utilizing recording media
Changing the recording media................................................................. 60
Selecting the recording media for movies............................................ 60
Selecting the recording media for photos............................................ 60
Inserting“Memory Stick PRO Duo”media............................................ 60
Checking the media information............................................................... 62
Deleting all movies and photos (Formatting)................................................ 63
Preventing data on the internal memory from being recovered......................... 64
Customizing your camcorder
MOVIE SETTINGS (Items for recording movies).............................................. 65
PHOTO SETTINGS (Items for recording photos).............................................. 70
FACE FUNC. SET (Items to set face function).................................................. 72
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VIEW IMAGES SET (Items to customize the display)......................................... 74
SOUND/DISP SET (Items to adjust the sound and the screen)............................ 76
OUTPUT SETTINGS (Items for when connected to a TV)................................... 78
CLOCK/ LANG (Items to set clock and language)......................................... 80
GENERAL SET (Other setup items).............................................................. 81
Functions set in the OPTION MENU......................................................... 83
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting................................................................................ 90
Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators........................................... 95
Additional information
Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos................................. 98
Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack.............. 98
Expected recording time of movies.................................................... 98
Expected number of recordable photos.............................................. 99
Using your camcorder abroad.................................................................. 100
File/folder structure on the internal memory and“Memory Stick PRO Duo”media
........................................................................................................ 102
Maintenance and precautions.................................................................. 104
About the AVCHD format............................................................... 104
About the“Memory Stick”media...................................................... 104
About the“InfoLITHIUM”battery pack............................................... 106
About x.v.Color............................................................................ 107
About handling of your camcorder................................................... 107
Index................................................................................................. 111
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Checking your golf
swing
Getting a good shot
of a ski slope or
beach
SMTH SLW REC...........................................33
 AUTO BACK LIGHT.......................................69
BEACH........................................................86
SNOW........................................................86
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Capturing photos
during movie
recording
Capturing smiles
automatically
Dual Rec.....................................................32
 SMILE SHUTTER..........................................73
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A child on the stage
under a spot light
Flowers in close-up
SPOTLIGHT.................................................86
 PORTRAIT...................................................86
FOCUS........................................................85
TELE MACRO...............................................84
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Fireworks with all its
splendor
Focusing on the dog
on the left side of
the screen
FIREWORKS................................................86
FOCUS........................................................85
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SPOT FOCUS...............................................84
SPOT MTR/FCS............................................83
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Parts and controls
Figures in ( ) are reference pages.
	Lens (Carl Zeiss lens) (15)
	LENS COVER switch (22, 24, 28, 30)
	Built-in microphone
	LCD screen/Touch panel (10, 33)
If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you
can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen
facing out. This is convenient during playback
operations.
	 (HOME) button (10)
	Zoom buttons (32, 40)
You can zoom in or out.
	START/STOP button (23, 29)
	 (DISC BURN) button (see Operating
Guide)
	POWER button (19)
	DISP (display) button (34)
	EASY button (22)
	HDMI OUT (mini) jack (43)
	 (USB) jack (56)
	 (VIEW IMAGES) button (25, 35)
	Access lamp (Internal memory,“Memory
Stick PRO Duo”media) (60)
While the lamp is lit or flashing, the
camcorder is reading or writing data.
	RESET button
Press RESET to initialize all the settings
including the clock setting.
	“Memory Stick Duo”media slot (60)
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	Power zoom lever (32, 40)
	PHOTO button (25, 31)
	MODE button (24, 30)
	 (Movie)/ (Photo) lamps (19)
	Battery pack (17)
	CHG (charge) lamp (17)
	Speaker
	DC IN jack (17)
	A/V Remote Connector (42, 56)
	START/STOP button (23, 29)
	Grip belt (22, 28)
	Hook for a shoulder belt
	Tripod receptacle
Attach a tripod (sold separately) to the
tripod receptacle using a tripod screw (sold
separately: the length of the screw must be less
than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.)).
	BATT (battery) release lever (18)
Screen indicators
Upper left
Indicator Meaning
HOME button (10)
Self-timer recording (89)
BLT-IN ZOOM MIC (88)
MICREF LEVEL low (88)
WIDE SELECT (66)
 60 min Remaining battery
Return button (10)
Center
Indicator Meaning
[STBY]/[REC] Recording status (23, 29)
Photo size (70)
Slide show set (41)
 Warning (95)
 Playback mode (26, 36)
Upper right
Indicator Meaning
Recording image quality
(HD/SD) and recording
mode (FH/HQ/SP/LP)
(65)
Recording/playback/
editing media (60)
0:00:00
Counter (hour:minute:
second) (26, 36)
[00min]
Estimated recording
remaining time (23, 28)
FADER (88)
LCD backlight off (34)
9999
9999
Approximate number of
recordable photos and
recording media (24, 30)
Playback folder (37)
100/112
Current playing movie or
photo/Number of total
recorded movies or photos
(25, 35)
Upper left Center Upper right
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FACE DETECTION (72)
DETECTION SET (73)
 Manual focus (85)
SCENE SELECTION (86)
 White balance (87)
SteadyShot off (67)
SPOT MTR/FCS (83)/
EXPOSURE (85)/SPOT
METER (83)
TELE MACRO (84)
X.V.COLOR (67)
CONVERSION LENS
(69, 71)
OPTION button (10)
VIEW IMAGES button
(25, 35)
Slide show button (41)
101-0005 Data file name (27, 36)
 Protected image (52)
VISUAL INDEX button
(27, 36)
Indicators and their positions are approximate
and may differ from what you actually see.
Some indicators may not appear, depending on
your camcorder model.
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“ HOME”and“
OPTION”- Taking
advantage of two
types of menus
Using the HOME MENU
When you press (HOME), the HOME
MENU appears. You can change the
settings of your camcorder, etc.
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Touch the desired category 
the menu item to be changed.
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Follow the instructions on the
screen.
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After completing the setting,
touch .
When the item is not on the screen, touch
/ .
To return to the previous screen, touch
.
To hide the HOME MENU screen, touch
.
You cannot select the grayed items or
settings.
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To see the descriptions on the HOME
MENU, touch (HELP) on the HOME
MENU screen. (The bottom of turns
orange.) Then, touch the item you want to
know about.
Using the OPTION MENU
The OPTION MENU appears just like
the pop-up window that appears when you
right-click the mouse on a computer. The
menu items you can change in the context
appear.
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Touch the desired tab  the
item to change the setting.
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After completing the setting,
touch .
Notes
When the item you want is not on the screen,
touch another tab. (There may be no tab.)
You cannot use the OPTION MENU during
Easy Handycam operation.
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(HOME) button
Menu item
Category
(OPTION)
Menu item
Tab
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The tabs and items that appear on the screen
depend on the recording/playback status of
your camcorder at the time.
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Menu lists
List of the HOME MENU
(CAMERA) category
MOVIE*	
p. 28
PHOTO*	 p. 30
SMTH SLW REC	 p. 33
(VIEW IMAGES) category
VISUAL INDEX*	
p. 36
FILM ROLL*	 p. 38
FACE*	 p. 38
PLAYLIST	 p. 54
(OTHERS) category
DELETE*
DELETE	 p. 47
DELETE	 p. 47
PHOTO CAPTURE	 p. 49
MOVIE DUB
DUB	 p. 50
DUB	 p. 50
PHOTO COPY
COPY by select	 p. 51
COPY by date	 p. 51
EDIT
DELETE	 p. 47
DELETE	 p. 47
PROTECT	 p. 52
PROTECT	 p. 52
DIVIDE	 p. 53
PLAYLIST EDIT
ADD/ ADD	 p. 54
ADD by date/	 p. 54
ADD by date
ERASE/	 p. 55
ERASE
ERASE ALL/	 p. 55
ERASE ALL
MOVE/	 p. 55
MOVE
USB CONNECT
USB CONNECT	 p. 56
USB CONNECT	 p. 56
DISC BURN	 Operating Guide
TV CONNECT Guide*	 p. 42
BATTERY INFO	 p. 59
(MANAGE MEDIA) category
MOVIE MEDIA SET*	 p. 60
PHOTO MEDIA SET*	 p. 60
MEDIA INFO	 p. 62
MEDIA FORMAT*	 p. 63
REPAIR IMG.DB F.	 p. 93, 95
(SETTINGS) category
MOVIE SETTINGS
/ SET*	 p. 65
REC MODE	 p. 65
WIDE SELECT	 p. 66
DIGITAL ZOOM	 p. 66
STEADYSHOT	 p. 67
AUTO SLW SHUTTR	 p. 67
X.V.COLOR	 p. 67
GUIDEFRAME	 p. 68
REMAINING SET	 p. 68
CONVERSION LENS	 p. 69
AUTO BACK LIGHT	 p. 69
PHOTO SETTINGS
IMAGE SIZE*	 p. 70
FILE NO.	 p. 70
AUTO SLW SHUTTR	 p. 70
GUIDEFRAME	 p. 71
CONVERSION LENS	 p. 71
AUTO BACK LIGHT	 p. 71
FACE FUNC. SET
FACE DET. SETTING	 p. 72
SMILE SHUTTER**	 p. 73
VIEW IMAGES SET
/ SET	 p. 74
DATA CODE	 p. 74
SOUND/DISP SET
VOLUME*	 p. 26, 36
BEEP*	 p. 76
LCD BRIGHT	 p. 76
LCD BL LEVEL	 p. 76
LCD COLOR	 p. 77
OUTPUT SETTINGS
TV TYPE	 p. 78
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DISP OUTPUT	 p. 78
COMPONENT	 p. 79
HDMI RESOLUTION	 p. 79
CLOCK/ LANG
CLOCK SET*	 p. 19
AREA SET	 p. 80
SUMMERTIME	 p. 80
LANGUAGE SET*	 p. 80
GENERAL SET
DEMO MODE	 p. 81
CALIBRATION	 p. 108
A.SHUT OFF	 p. 81
POWER ON BY LCD	 p. 82
CTRL FOR HDMI	 p. 82
[SOUND/DISP SET] is changed to [SOUND
SETTINGS] during Easy Handycam operation.
*	 You can set this item during Easy Handycam
operation.
**	You cannot set [FRAME SETTING] during
Easy Handycam operation.
List of the OPTION MENU
Following items are available on the
OPTION MENU only.
tab
SPOT MTR/FCS	 p. 83
SPOT METER	 p. 83
SPOT FOCUS	 p. 84
TELE MACRO	 p. 84
EXPOSURE	 p. 85
FOCUS	 p. 85
SCENE SELECTION	 p. 86
WHITE BAL.	 p. 87
tab
FADER	 p. 88
tab
BLT-IN ZOOM MIC	 p. 88
MICREF LEVEL	 p. 88
SELF-TIMER	 p. 89
TIMING	 p. 33
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SLIDE SHOW	 p. 41
SLIDE SHOW SET	 p. 41
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Read this before
operating your
camcorder
Supplied items
The numbers in ( ) are the supplied
quantity.
	 AC Adaptor (1)
	 Power cord (Mains lead) (1)
	 Component A/V cable (1) 
	 A/V connecting cable (1) 
	 USB cable (1) 
	 Rechargeable battery pack NP-FH50 (1)
	 CD-ROM “Handycam Application
Software” (1)
“PMB” (software, including “PMB Guide”)
“Handycam Handbook” (PDF)
	 “Operating Guide” (1)
See page 60 for the “Memory Stick” media you
can use with this camcorder.
Using the camcorder
Do not hold the camcorder by the following
parts, and also do not hold the camcorder by
the jack covers.
LCD screen
Battery pack
The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed
or waterproofed. See “About handling of your
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Do not do any of the following when the
(Movie)/ (Photo) mode lamps (p. 19)
or the access lamp (p. 60) are lit or flashing.
Otherwise, the recording media may be
damaged, recorded images may be lost or other
malfunctions could occur.
Ejecting the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media
from the camcorder
Removing the battery pack or AC Adaptor
from the camcorder
Applying mechanical shock or vibration to
the camcorder
When connecting your camcorder to another
device with a cable, be sure to insert the
connector plug in the correct way. Pushing the
plug forcibly into the terminal will damage the
terminal and may result in a malfunction of
your camcorder.
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the
camcorder, holding both the camcorder and the
DC plug.
Menu items, LCD panel, and lens
A menu item that is grayed out is not available
under the current recording or playback
conditions.
The LCD screen is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology, so over
99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective
use. However, there may be some tiny black
points and/or bright points (white, red, blue,
or green in color) that appear constantly on the
LCD screen. These points are normal results of
the manufacturing process and do not affect the
recording in any way.
Exposing the LCD screen, or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods of time may cause
malfunctions.
Do not aim at the sun. Doing so might cause
your camcorder to malfunction. Take images
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White, red, blue or green points
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of the sun only in low light conditions, such as
at dusk.
About changing the language setting
The on-screen displays in each local language
are used for illustrating the operating
procedures. Change the screen language before
using your camcorder if necessary (p. 20).
Recording
Before starting to record, test the recording
function to make sure that the image and sound
are recorded without any problems.
Compensation for the contents of recordings
cannot be provided, even if recording or
playback is not possible due to a malfunction of
the camcorder, storage media, etc.
TV color systems differ depending on the
country/region. To view your recordings on a
TV, you need a PAL system-based TV.
Television programs, films, video tapes,
and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may
be contrary to the copyright laws.
Playing back recorded images on other
devices
Your camcorder is compatible with MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 High Profile for high definition
image quality (HD) recording. Therefore,
you cannot play back images recorded with
high definition image quality (HD) on your
camcorder with the following devices;
Other AVCHD format compatible devices
which are not compatible with High Profile
Devices which are not compatible with the
AVCHD format
Discs recorded with HD image quality
(high definition)
This camcorder captures high definition footage
in the AVCHD format. DVD media containing
AVCHD footage should not be used with DVD
based players or recorders, as the DVD player/
recorder may fail to eject the media and may
erase its contents without warning. DVD media
containing AVCHD footage may be played on
a compatible Blu-ray Disc player/recorder or
other compatible device.
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Save all your recorded image data
To prevent your image data from being lost,
save all your recorded images on external media
periodically. It is recommended that you save
the image data on a disc such as a DVD-R using
your computer (see Operating Guide). Also,
you can save your image data using a VCR, or a
DVD/HDD recorder (p. 56).
Notes on battery pack/AC Adaptor
Be sure to remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor after turning off the camcorder.
When the camcorder is connected to a
computer
Do not try to format the media of the
camcorder using a computer. If you do so, your
camcorder may not operate correctly.
Note on disposal/transfer
Even if you perform [ DELETE ALL]/
[ DELETE ALL], [ DELETE ALL] or
[MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 63) or formatting the
media of the camcorder, you may not delete
data from the media completely. When you
transfer the camcorder, it is recommended that
you perform [ EMPTY] (p. 64) to prevent the
recovery of your data. Also, when you dispose
of the camcorder, it is recommended that you
destroy the actual body of the camcorder.
If you cannot record/play back images,
perform [MEDIA FORMAT]
If you repeat recording/deleting images for
a long time, fragmentation of data occurs on
the recording media. Images cannot be saved
or recorded. In such a case, save your images
on some type of external media first (p. 56,
see Operating Guide too), and then perform
[MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 63).
Carl Zeiss lens
Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss
lens, which was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss,
in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and produces
superior images. It adopts the MTF measurement
system for video cameras and offers a quality
typical of a Carl Zeiss lens.
MTF= Modulation Transfer Function. The
number value indicates the amount of light from a
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Getting started
Step 1: Charging the battery pack
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2
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3
You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series) after attaching it to your
camcorder.
You cannot attach any “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack other than the H series to your camcorder.
1		
Turn off your camcorder by closing the LCD screen.
2		
Attach the battery pack by sliding it in the direction of the arrow until it
clicks.
3		
Connect the AC Adaptor and the power cord (mains lead) to your
camcorder and the wall outlet (wall socket).
Be sure that the  mark on the DC plug is facing right.
The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and charging starts. The CHG (charge) lamp turns off
when the battery pack is fully charged.
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When the battery is charged, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN
jack of your camcorder.
See page 98 on recording and playing time.
When your camcorder is on, you can check the approximate amount of remaining battery power with the
remaining battery indicator at the upper left on the LCD screen.
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DC IN jack
DC plug
AC Adaptor
Power cord
(Mains lead)
CHG (charge)
lamp
To the wall outlet
(wall socket)
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Charging time
Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.
Battery pack Charging time
NP-FH50 (supplied) 135
NP-FH70 170
NP-FH100 390
When the battery pack is charged at 25 C (77 ˚F) (10 C to 30 C (50 ˚F to 86 ˚F) is recommended)
To remove the battery pack
Close the LCD screen. Slide the BATT (battery) release lever  and remove the battery pack
.
To use a wall outlet (wall socket) as a power source
Make the same connections as “Step 1: Charging the battery pack.” Even if the battery pack is
attached, the battery pack is not discharged.
Charging the battery pack abroad
You can charge the battery pack in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with
your camcorder within the AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range.
Do not use an electronic voltage transformer.
Notes on the battery pack
When you remove the battery pack or disconnect the AC Adaptor, close the LCD screen and make sure
that the (Movie) lamp/ (Photo) lamp (p. 19) are turned off.
The CHG (charge) lamp flashes during charging under the following conditions:
The battery pack is not attached correctly.
The battery pack is damaged.
We do not recommend using an NP-FH30, which only allows short recording and playback times, with
your camcorder.
In the default setting, the power turns off automatically if you leave your camcorder without any
operation for about 5 minutes, to save battery power ([A.SHUT OFF], p. 81).
Notes on the 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 your camcorder.
Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.
Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic objects. This
may cause a malfunction.
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Step 2: Turning the power on, and setting the
date and time
1		
Open the LCD screen of your camcorder.
Your camcorder is turned on.
To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is open, press POWER.
2		
Select the desired geographical area with / , then touch [NEXT].
To set the date and time again, touch (HOME)  (SETTINGS)  [CLOCK/ LANG] 
[CLOCK SET]. When an item is not on the screen, touch / until the item appears.
3		
Set [SUMMERTIME], date and time, then touch .
The clock starts.
If you set [SUMMERTIME] to [ON], the clock advances 1 hour.
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(Photo): To record photos
POWER button
Touch the button on
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The date and time does not appear during recording, but they are automatically recorded on the
recording media, and can be displayed during playback. To display the date and time, touch (HOME)
 (SETTINGS)  [VIEW IMAGES SET]  [DATA CODE]  [DATE/TIME]  
 .
You can turn off the operation beeps by touching (HOME)  (SETTINGS)  [SOUND/DISP
SET]  [BEEP]  [OFF]    .
If the button you touch does not react correctly, calibrate the touch panel (p. 108).
To turn off the power
Close the LCD screen. The (Movie) lamp flashes for a few seconds and the power is turned
off.
You can turn off your camcorder also by pressing POWER.
When [POWER ON BY LCD] (p. 82) is set to [OFF], turn off your camcorder by pressing POWER.
Changing the language setting
You can change the on-screen displays to show messages in a specified language.
Touch (HOME)  (SETTINGS)  [CLOCK/ LANG]  [ LANGUAGE SET] 
a desired language    .
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Recording/Playback
Five pieces of advice for successful recording
	Stabilizing your camcorder
When you hold the camcorder, keep your upper body upright,
and hold your arms close to your body.
The SteadyShot function is effective against camera-shake,
however, it is essential that you not move the camcorder.
	Zooming smoothly
Zoom in and out slowly and smoothly. And, use zooming
sparingly. Excessive zooming will make movies that may make
the viewer feel tired when viewing them.
	Evoking a feeling of spaciousness
Use the panning technique. Stabilize yourself, move your
camcorder horizontally as you turn your upper body slowly. Stay
still at the end of panning for a while to make the scene look
stable.
	Accentuating movies with narration
Consider the sound to be recorded with your movies. Narrate
the subject, or talk to the subject during shooting.
Aim for a balanced volume of voices, since the recording person
is closer to the microphone than the recorded person.
	Using accessories
Make good use of camcorder accessories.
For example, using a tripod, you can make a time-lapse
recording or record subjects in dim light, such as scenes of
fireworks, or night views. By always carrying spare batteries, you
can continue recording without worrying about battery power
shortages.
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Recording and playing movies and photos easily
( Easy Handycam Operation)
Simply press EASY. You can record or play movies and photos easily (Easy Handycam
operation).
During Easy Handycam operation, you can set basic options, such as changing the image size
or deleting images, among the setting and adjustment items. Other items are set automatically.
When Easy Handycam operation is started, nearly all menu settings are reset to the default settings
automatically. (Some menu items retain the settings that were made before Easy Handycam operation.)
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Recording movies
In the default setting, movies are recorded with
high definition image quality (HD) on the internal
memory (p. 60, 65).
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Fasten the grip belt.
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Open the lens cover.

		
Open the LCD screen of your camcorder.
Your camcorder is turned on.
To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).
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Press EASY.
appears on the LCD screen.
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Press START/STOP to start recording.
To stop recording, press START/STOP again.
Tips
The [REC MODE] is fixed to [HD SP] or [SD SP] (p. 65).
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[STBY]  [REC]
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Shooting photos
	 Open the lens cover.
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Open the LCD screen of your camcorder.
Your camcorder is turned on.
To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).
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Press EASY.
appears on the LCD screen.
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Press MODE to turn on the (Photo) lamp.
The aspect ratio of the screen becomes 4:3.
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Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully.
When disappears, the photo is recorded on the internal memory.
Playing movies
	 Open the LCD screen of your camcorder.
Your camcorder is turned on.
To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).
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Press (VIEW IMAGES).
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears after some seconds.
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Touch the (or ) tab ()  a desired movie ().
 : Displays the Film Roll Index screen (p. 38).
 : Displays the Face Index screen (p. 38).
 : Displays high definition image quality (HD) movies.*
 : Displays photos.
*	 appears when you select standard definition image quality (SD) movie is selected with [ /
SET] (p. 65).
 appears with the movie or photo that was most recently played or recorded. If you touch the
movie or photo with , you can continue playback from the previous time. ( appears on the
photo recorded on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.)
Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie.
Tips
When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX
screen.
You can slow down the playback speed by touching / during pause.
You can adjust the volume by touching  adjust with /  during playback.
The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 74).
To change the recording media, select the recording media on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 60).
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Next
To fast-forward
To pause/play
Previous
To stop
To fast-reverse
Volume adjustment
Searches for images by
date (p. 39)
HOME MENU
Previous 6 images
Next 6 images
Returns to the
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Viewing photos
On the VISUAL INDEX screen, touch the (Photo) tab ()  a desired photo
().
Your camcorder starts playing the selected photo.
Tips
The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 74).
To change the recording media, select the recording media on [PHOTO MEDIA SET] (p. 60).
To cancel Easy Handycam operation
After you finish recording, or close menu setting screen, press EASY again. disappears
from the LCD screen.
Menu settings during Easy Handycam operation
Press (HOME) to display the menu items available for setup changes. See “Menu lists”
(p. 12) on the available menu items.
Notes
You cannot use the OPTION MENU.
Cancel Easy Handycam operation if you want to add effects to images or change settings.
Invalid buttons during Easy Handycam operation
You cannot use some buttons/functions during Easy Handycam operation since they are
automatically set. If you set an invalid operation, [Invalid during Easy Handycam operation.]
may appear.
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Previous
To the VISUAL
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Slide show/pause
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Recording movies
In the default setting, movies are recorded with
high definition image quality (HD) on the internal
memory (p. 60, 65).

		
Fasten the grip belt.
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Open the lens cover.

		
Open the LCD screen of your camcorder.
Your camcorder is turned on.
To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).
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Press START/STOP to start recording.
To stop recording, press START/STOP again.
If you close the LCD screen while recording movies, the camcorder stops recording.
See page 98 on the recordable time of movies.
When a movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie file is created automatically.
You can change the recording media and the image quality (p. 60, 65).
[ STEADYSHOT] is set to [ON] in the default setting.
It will take several seconds until you can start recording after you turn on the camcorder. You cannot
operate your camcorder during this time.
If the access lamp is lit or flashing after recording is finished, it means that data is still being written onto
the recording media. Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not remove the battery
or AC Adaptor.
You can check the recordable time and the remaining capacity, etc., by touching (HOME) 
(MANAGE MEDIA)  [MEDIA INFO] (p. 62).
To adjust the angle of the LCD panel, first open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), and
then adjust the angle (). If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to the lens side (), you can record
movies/photos in mirror mode.
When you open or close the LCD screen, or adjust the angle, be careful not to press the buttons on the
side of the LCD screen by mistake.
Tips
You can record photos during movie recording by pressing PHOTO ([Dual Rec], p. 32).
When a face is detected, a white frame appears and the image quality around the face is optimized
automatically ([FACE DET. SETTING], p. 72).
In the default setting, a photo is recorded automatically when the camcorder detects the smile of a person
during movie recording ([SMILE SHUTTER], p. 73). An orange frame appears around a face targeted for
possible smile detection shot.
You can capture photos from recorded movies (p. 49).
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 90 degrees (max.)
 180 degrees (max.)
 90 degrees to the camcorder
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You can switch the shooting mode by touching (HOME)  (CAMERA)  [MOVIE].
Data code during recording
The recording date, time and condition are recorded automatically on the recording media.
They are not displayed during recording. However, you can check them as [DATA CODE]
during playback (p. 74).
Shooting photos
In the default setting, photos are recorded on the internal memory (p. 60).

		
Open the lens cover.

		
Open the LCD screen of your camcorder.
Your camcorder is turned on.
To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).
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Press MODE to turn on the (Photo) lamp.
The aspect ratio of the screen becomes 4:3.
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Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully.
When disappears, the photo is recorded.
See page 99 on the recordable number of photos.
To change the image size, touch (HOME)  (SETTINGS)  [PHOTO SETTINGS] 
[ IMAGE SIZE]  a desired setting    (p. 70).
You can record photos during movie recording by pressing PHOTO ([Dual Rec], p. 32).
You cannot record photos while is displayed.
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Useful functions for recording movies and photos
Zooming
You can magnify images up to 10 times the original size with the power zoom lever or the
zoom buttons on the LCD frame.
Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom.
Notes
Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom lever. If you move your finger off the power zoom lever,
the operation sound of the power zoom lever may also be recorded.
You cannot change the zoom speed with the zoom buttons on the LCD frame.
The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1
cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 31 1/2 in.) for telephoto.
Tips
You can set [DIGITAL ZOOM] (p. 66) if you want to zoom to a greater level.
Recording high quality photos during movie recording (Dual Rec)
You can record high quality photos during movie recording by pressing PHOTO.
Notes
may appear when the capacity of the recording media is not enough or when you record photos
continuously. You cannot record photos while is displayed.
Tips
When the MODE lamp is set to (Movie), the size of photos becomes [ 2.3M] (16:9 wide) or [1.7M]
(4:3).
You can record photos during recording standby in the same way as when the (Photo) lamp is turned
on.
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Wider range of view
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Close view
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Recording in mirror mode
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder , then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens
side .
Tips
A mirror-image of the subject appears on the LCD screen, but the image will be normal when recorded.
Recording fast action in slow-motion (SMTH SLW REC)
Fast moving subjects and actions, which cannot be captured under the ordinary shooting
conditions, can be shot in smooth moving slow-motion for about 3 seconds.
This is useful to shoot fast actions such as a golf or tennis swing.
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Touch (HOME)  (CAMERA)  [SMTH SLW REC].
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Press START/STOP.
An about-3-second movie is recorded as a 12-second-slow-motion movie.
[Recording…] disappears, when recording is finished.
Touch to cancel the smooth slow recording.
To change the setting
Touch (OPTION)  tab, then select the setting you want to change.
[TIMING]
Select the recording start point after START/STOP is pressed. The default setting is [3sec
AFTER].
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Notes
You cannot record sound with [SMTH SLW REC].
Image quality of [SMTH SLW REC] is not as good as that of normal recording.
Switching the screen display, or turning the LCD backlight on/off
Each time you press DISP, the screen indicators, such as remaining battery power, etc., turn on
or off. To turn off the LCD backlight, press and hold DISP down for a few seconds until
appears. This setting is practical when you use your camcorder in bright conditions or you
want to save battery power. The recorded image will not be affected by the setting. To turn on
the LCD backlight, press and hold DISP down for a few seconds until disappears.
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Playback on the camcorder
In the default setting, movies and photos that are recorded on the internal memory are played
(p. 60).
Playing movies
	 Open the LCD screen of your camcorder.
Your camcorder is turned on.
To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).

		
Press (VIEW IMAGES).
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears after some seconds.
You can display the VISUAL INDEX screen by pressing (VIEW IMAGES) on the LCD screen
as well.
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Touch (or ) tab ()  a desired movie ().
 : Displays the Film Roll Index screen (p. 38).
 : Displays the Face Index screen (p. 38).
 : Displays high definition image quality (HD) movies*.
 : Displays photos.
*	 appears when the standard definition image quality (SD) movie is selected with [ /
SET] (p. 65).
 appears with the movie or photo that was most recently played or recorded. If you touch the
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Previous
Next
To return to
recording mode
To the list of recording
dates (p. 39)
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movie or photo with , you can continue playback from the previous time. ( appears on the
photo recorded on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.)
Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie.
Tips
When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX
screen.
Touch / during pause to play back movies slowly.
As you repeat touching / during playback, movies are played as fast as about 5 times  about
10 times  about 30 times  about 60 times.
You can display the VISUAL INDEX by touching (HOME)  (VIEW IMAGES)  [VISUAL
INDEX].
The recording date, time, and shooting conditions are recorded automatically during recording. This
information is not displayed during recording, but you can display it during playback by touching
(HOME)  (SETTINGS)  [VIEW IMAGES SET]  [DATA CODE]  a desired setting 
  .
To adjust the sound volume of movies
While playing back movies, touch  adjust with /  .
You can adjust the sound volume from the OPTION MENU.
Viewing photos
Touch the (Photo) tab ()  a desired photo () on the VISUAL INDEX
screen.
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Previous
To stop
To fast-reverse
Next
OPTION MENU
To fast-forward
To pause/play
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Your camcorder displays the selected photo.
Tips
When viewing photos recorded on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, (playback folder) appears on
the screen.
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Previous
To the VISUAL
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To start/stop slide show
Next
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Useful functions for playing movies and photos
Searching for desired scene by pinpoint (Film Roll Index)
Movies can be divided by a set time and the first scene of each division is displayed on the
INDEX screen. You can start playing back a movie from the selected thumbnail.
Select the recording media which contains the movie you want to play back before the
operation (p. 60).
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Press (VIEW IMAGES).
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears.
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Touch (Film Roll Index).
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Touch / to select the desired movie.
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Touch / to search for the desired scene, then touch the scene you want
to play back.
Playback starts from the selected scene.
Tips
You can also display the [Film Roll Index] screen by touching (HOME)  (VIEW IMAGES) 
[ FILM ROLL].
Searching for desired scene by face (Face Index)
The face images detected during movie recording are displayed on the INDEX screen.
You can play back the movie from the selected face image.
Select the recording media which contains the movie you want to play back before the
operation (p. 60).
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Returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen
Sets the interval at which to create thumbnails of scenes in a movie.
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Press (VIEW IMAGES).
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears.
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Touch (Face Index).
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Touch / to select the desired movie.
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Touch / to search for the desired face image, then touch the desired
face image to view the scene.
Playback starts from the beginning of the scene with the selected face image.
Notes
Faces may not be detected depending on recording conditions.
Example: People wearing glasses or hats, or who do not face towards the camera.
Make sure that you set [FACE DETECTION] to [ON] (the default setting) prior to recording, to search
movies on the Face Index (p. 72).
Tips
You can also display the [Face Index] screen by touching (HOME)  (VIEW IMAGES) 
[ FACE].
Searching for desired images by date (Date Index)
You can search for desired images by date efficiently.
Select the recording media which contains the image you want to play back before the
operation (p. 60).
Notes
You cannot use the Date Index function for photos on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.
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Press (VIEW IMAGES).
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears.
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To search for movies, touch the or tab. To search for photos, touch
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the (Photo) tab.
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Touch date on the screen.
The recording dates of images are displayed on the screen.
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Touch / to select the date of the desired image, then touch .
The images of the selected date are displayed on the VISUAL INDEX screen.
Tips
On the [Film Roll Index]/[Face Index] screen, you can use the Date Index function by following the steps
3 to 4.
Using PB zoom with photos
You can magnify photos from about 1.1 to 5 times the original size.
Magnification can be adjusted with the power zoom lever or the zoom buttons on the LCD
frame.
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Play back the photo you want to magnify.
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Magnify the photo with T (Telephoto).
The screen is framed.
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Touch the screen at the point you want to display in the center of the
displayed frame.
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Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto).
To cancel, touch .
Playing back a series of photos (Slide show)
		
Touch on the photo playback screen.
The slide show begins from the selected photo.
To stop the slide show
Touch .
To restart the slide show
Touch again.
Notes
You cannot operate playback zoom during slide show.
Tips
You can also play back the slide show by touching (OPTION)  tab  [SLIDE SHOW] on the
VISUAL INDEX screen.
You can set continuous slide show playback by selecting (OPTION)  tab  [SLIDE SHOW
SET] while playing photos. The default setting is [ON] (continuous playback).
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Playing images on a TV
Connection methods and the image quality (high definition (HD) or standard definition
(SD)) viewed on the TV screen differ depending on what type of TV is connected, and the
connectors used. You can connect your camcorder to the TV easily following the instructions
displayed on the LCD screen, [TV CONNECT Guide].
Connecting a TV using [TV CONNECT Guide]
	 Switch the input on the TV to the connected jack.
Refer to the instruction manuals of the TV.
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Turn on your camcorder, and touch (HOME)  (OTHERS)  [TV
CONNECT Guide] on the LCD screen.
When an item is not on the screen, touch / until the item appears.
Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power source (p. 18).
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Connect your camcorder and TV referring to [TV CONNECT Guide].
When the A/V connecting cable is used to output movies, movies are output with standard
definition image quality (SD).
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Play back movies and photos on your camcorder (p. 35).
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Input connectors on
the TV
A/V Remote
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High definition image quality (HD) movies are played back with high definition image quality
(HD). Standard definition image quality (SD) movies are played back with standard definition
image quality (SD).
: Signal flow
Type Camcorder Cable TV HOME MENU setting
(SETTINGS) 
[OUTPUT SETTINGS]
 [COMPONENT] 
[1080i/576i] (p. 79)
Notes
If you connect only component video plugs, audio signals are not output. Connect the white and red
plugs to output audio signals.
Notes
Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo.
Use an HDMI mini connector on one end (for the camcorder), and a plug suitable for connecting your
TV on the other end.
Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder, if copyright protection signals are
recorded in the images.
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 (p. 43)  (p. 43)
Component A/V cable
(supplied)
(Green) Y
(Blue) PB/CB
(Red) PR/CR
(White)
(Red)
HDMI cable (sold separately)
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Some TVs may not function correctly (e.g., no sound or image) with this connection.
Do not connect the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder and HDMI OUT jack of the external device with
the HDMI cable. This may cause a malfunction.
Connecting to a non-high-definition 16:9 (wide) or 4:3 TV
High definition image quality (HD) movies are converted to standard definition image quality
(SD) and played back. Standard definition image quality (SD) movies are played back with
standard definition image quality (SD).
To set the aspect ratio according to the connected TV (16:9/4:3)
Set [TV TYPE] to [16:9] or [4:3] according to your TV (p. 78).
Notes
When you play back standard definition image quality (SD) movies on a 4:3 TV that is not compatible
with the 16:9 signal, record movies with 4:3 aspect ratio. Touch (HOME)  (SETTINGS) 
[MOVIE SETTINGS]  [WIDE SELECT]  [4:3]    (p. 66).
: Signal flow
Type Camcorder Cable TV HOME MENU setting
(SETTINGS) 
[OUTPUT SETTINGS]
 [COMPONENT] 
[576i] (p. 79)
(SETTINGS) 
[OUTPUT SETTINGS]
 [TV TYPE] 
[16:9]/[4:3]* (p. 78)
Notes
If you connect only component video plugs, audio signals are not output. Connect the white and red
plugs to output audio signals.
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




 (p. 44)  (p. 45)  (p. 45)
Component A/V cable
(supplied) (Green) Y
(Blue) PB/CB
(Red) PR/CR
(White)
(Red)
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(SETTINGS) 
[OUTPUT SETTINGS]
 [TV TYPE] 
[16:9]/[4:3]* (p. 78)
Notes
When the S VIDEO plug (S VIDEO channel) is connected, audio signals are not output. To output audio
signals, connect the white and red plugs to the audio input jack of your TV.
This connection produces higher resolution images compared with the A/V connecting cable (Type ).
(SETTINGS) 
[OUTPUT SETTINGS]
 [TV TYPE] 
[16:9]/[4:3]* (p. 78)
*	 Set [TV TYPE] according to your TV.
When connecting to your TV via a VCR
Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN input on the VCR using the A/V connecting cable.
Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, etc.).
When your TV is monaural (When your TV has only one audio input jack)
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack and connect the
white (left channel) or red (right channel) plug to the audio input jack of your TV or VCR.
If your TV/VCR has a 21-pin adaptor (EUROCONNECTOR)
Use a 21-pin adaptor (sold separately) to view playback pictures.
Notes
When the A/V connecting cable is used to output images, images are output with standard definition
image quality (SD).
Tips
If you connect your camcorder to the TV using more than one type of cable to output images, the order
of priority of the TV input jacks is as follows:
HDMI  component  S VIDEO  video
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interface to send both video/audio signals. The
HDMI OUT jack outputs high quality images and digital audio.








A/V connecting cable with
S VIDEO (sold separately)
(White)
(Red)
(Yellow)
A/V connecting cable
(supplied)
(White)
(Red)
(Yellow)
TV/VCR
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Using“BRAVIA”Sync
You can operate your camcorder with the Remote Commander of your TV by connecting
your camcorder to a “BRAVIA” Sync compatible TV launched in 2008 or later with the HDMI
cable.

		
Connect your camcorder and a“BRAVIA”Sync compatible TV with the HDMI
cable (sold separately).

		
Turn on your camcorder.
The TV input is switched automatically, and the image of your camcorder is displayed
on the TV.

		
Operate it with the remote commander of the TV.
You can do the following operations.
To display (VIEW IMAGES) of (HOME) by pressing the SYNC MENU button.
To display an index screen, such as the VISUAL INDEX screen, and play back the desired movies
or photos by pressing up/down/left/right/enter buttons on the remote commander of your TV.
Notes
There may be some operations you cannot do with the Remote Commander.
To set your camcorder, touch (HOME)  (SETTINGS)  [GENERAL SET]  [CTRL FOR
HDMI]  [ON] (the default setting)    .
Also set your TV. Refer to the instruction manual of the TV for details.
Tips
If you turn off the TV, your camcorder is turned off simultaneously.








HDMI cable
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Editing
Deleting movies and
photos
You can free media space by deleting
movies and photos from recording media.
Select the recording medium that contains
the movies and photos you want to delete
before starting the operation (p. 60). For
movies, select the image quality (p. 65).
Notes
You cannot restore images once they are
deleted.
Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while deleting
the images. It may damage the recording media.
Do not eject “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media
while deleting images from the “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” media.
You cannot delete protected movies and photos.
Undo the protection of the movies and photos
to delete them, before you try to delete them
(p. 52).
If the deleted movie is included in the Playlist
(p. 54), the movie added to the Playlist is
deleted also from the Playlist.
Save important movies and photos in advance
(p. 56).
Tips
You can select up to 100 images at one time.
You can delete an image on the playback screen
from OPTION MENU.
To delete all images recorded in the recording
media, and recover all the recordable space of
the media, format the media (p. 63).
Reduced-size images which enable you to view
many images at the same time on an index
screen are called “thumbnails.”
1		
Touch (HOME)  (OTHERS)
 [DELETE].












2		
To delete movies, touch
[ DELETE]  [ DELETE] or
[ DELETE].
To delete photos, touch [ DELETE] 
[ DELETE].
3		
Touch and display the mark
on the movies or photos to be
deleted.
Tips
Press and hold the image down on the
LCD screen to confirm the image. Touch
to return to the previous screen.
4		
Touch  [YES]  
.
To delete all movies/photos at one time
In step 2, touch [ DELETE] 
[ DELETE ALL]/[ DELETE ALL]
[YES]  [YES]   .
To delete all photos at one time, touch
[ DELETE]  [ DELETE ALL]  [YES]
 [YES]   .
To delete all the movies/photos
recorded on the same day at one time
You can delete photos by selecting
recording dates only when photos are
recorded on the internal memory.
	In step 2, touch [ DELETE] 
[ DELETE by date]/[ DELETE
by date].
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To delete all photos on the same day at one
time, touch [ DELETE]  [ DELETE
by date].
	Touch / to select the recording date
of the desired movies/photos, then touch
.
The movies/photos recorded on the
selected date are displayed on the
screen.
Tips
Touch the image down on the LCD screen
to confirm the image. Touch to return
to the previous screen.
	Touch  [YES]   .


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Capturing a photo
from a movie
Select the recording media which contains
movies and the image quality, and the
recording media where you want to save
photos before the operation (p. 60, 65).
1		
Touch (HOME)  (OTHERS)
 [PHOTO CAPTURE].
The [PHOTO CAPTURE] screen
appears.
2		
Touch the movie to be captured.
The selected movie starts playback.
3		
Touch at the point where
you want to capture.
The movie pauses. Play and pause
toggles as you press .
4		
Touch .
The captured photo is saved on the
recording media selected in [PHOTO
MEDIA SET] (p. 60).
When capturing is finished, the screen
returns to pause.
To continue capturing, touch , then
repeat steps from step 3.
To capture a photo from another movie,


touch , then repeat steps from step 2.
5		
Touch  .
Notes
The image size is fixed depending on the image
quality of the movie:
[ 2.1M] with high definition image quality
(HD)
[ 0.2M] in 16:9 (wide) with standard
definition image quality (SD)
[VGA(0.3M)] in 4:3 with standard definition
image quality (SD)
The recording medium where you want to save
photos should have enough free space.
The recording date and time of captured photos
is the same as the recording date and time of
the movies.
If the movie you are capturing from has no data
code, the recording date and time of the photo
will be the date and time you captured from
the movie.
You cannot capture a photo from a movie
recorded on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media
(HDR-CX105E/CX106E).









Adjust the capturing point with
more precision after you selected
the point with .
Returns to the beginning of the selected
movie
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Dubbing/copying
movies and photos
from the internal
memory to“Memory
Stick PRO Duo”media
Dubbing movies
You can dub movies recorded on the
internal memory of your camcorder to
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.
Insert “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media
into your camcorder before the operation.
Notes
When you record a movie on the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” media for the first time, create
the image database file by touching (HOME)
 (MANAGE MEDIA)  [REPAIR IMG.
DB F.]  [MEMORY STICK].
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet
(wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to
prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during dubbing.
Tips
The original movie will not be deleted after
dubbing.
All included images in a Playlist will be dubbed.
The images recorded by this camcorder and
stored onto the recording media are called
“original.”

		
Touch (HOME)  (OTHERS)
 [MOVIE DUB].
The [MOVIE DUB] screen appears.








		
Touch the image quality of the
movie to be dubbed.
[ DUB]: To dub the high
definition image quality (HD) movies
[ DUB]: To dub the standard
definition image quality (SD) movies

		
Touch the type of dubbing.
[DUB by select]: To select movies and
dub
[DUB by date]: To dub all movies of a
specified date
[ DUB ALL]: To dub the high
definition image quality (HD) Playlist
[ DUB ALL]: To dub the standard
definition image quality (SD) Playlist
When you select the Playlist as the
source of dubbing, follow the on-screen
instructions to dub the Playlist.

		
Select the movie to be dubbed.
[DUB by select]: Touch the movie to be
dubbed, and mark it with . You can
select multiple movies.
Tips
Press and hold the image down on the
LCD screen to confirm the image. Touch
to return to the previous screen.
[DUB by date]: Select the recording
date of the movie to be dubbed, then
touch . You cannot select multiple
dates.


Remaining capacity of the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media

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