Sony HDR-PJ420 manual

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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: HDR-PJ420
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external
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Customizing your camcorder
Troubleshooting
Maintenance and precautions
Contents list
Top page
HDR-CX250/ CX260V/ CX580V/ PJ260/ PJ260V/ PJ580/
PJ580V/ PJ600/ PJ600V/ XR260V
User Guide
Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about the camcorder.
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Table Of Contents
Table of Contents i
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Operation Search 1
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Search by operation 18
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Before use 2
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How to use this User Guide 20
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Selecting a topic to display 20
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Searching a topic by keyword 21
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Returning to a previous page 21
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Printing out a page 22
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Marks and notations used in this User Guide 22
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Models and illustrations used in this User Guide 24
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Models described in this User Guide 24
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Parts and controls 25
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To fasten the grip belt 30
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To attach the lens hood (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/
PJ600V) 30
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Wireless Remote Commander (HDRPJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/
PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V) 30
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Screen indicators 32
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Left 32
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Center 33
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Right 33
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Bottom 33
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Getting started 3
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Supplied items 35
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Charging the battery pack 3
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Charging the battery using the AC Adaptor 37
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Charging time 38
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To remove the battery pack 38
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To use a wall outlet (wall socket) as a power source 38
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Notes on the battery pack 38
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Notes on the AC Adaptor 38
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Charging the battery using your computer 40
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To charge the battery from a wall outlet (wall socket) using
the BuiltinUSB Cable 40
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Charging time 40
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To remove the battery pack 40
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Charging the battery abroad 42
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Turning the power on, and setting the date and time 43
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Preparing the recording media 3
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Selecting a recording medium 45
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Inserting a memory card 46
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Types of memory card you can use with your camcorder 46
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To eject the memory card 47
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Recording 4
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Recording 4
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Recording movies 48
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To display items on the LCD screen 48
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Screen indicators during recording 48
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To record in mirror mode 49
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Shooting photos 51
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If white circular spots appear on photos 51
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Useful functions for recording images 4
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Zooming 53
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Intelligent Auto 54
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Recording the selected subject clearly 55
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To record subjects other than people (Tracking focus) 55
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Recording movies in dim places 56
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Using the GPS function 57
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If you do not want to record location information 58
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To obtain a map of the current location 58
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To check the triangulating status 59
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On the satellite map and triangulating gauge 59
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How to check the GPS satellite icons/triangulating gauge 59
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If data on your current location cannot be obtained 59
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Hints for better reception 59
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Playback 5
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Playback 5
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Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen 61
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Screen display on the Event View screen 61
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Playing movies and photos from a map 63
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When you use the map data for the first time 63
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Screen display on the Map View 64
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Operating buttons while playing 65
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While playing a movie 65
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While viewing photos 65
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To play back images with other devices 66
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Dividing a movie 67
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Capturing a photo from a movie 68
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On recording date and time of captured photos 68
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Highlight Playback 5
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Enjoying a digest of your movies 69
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To change the settings for Highlight Playback 69
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Saving Highlight Playback in high definition image quality 71
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To play back a saved scenario 71
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Converting Highlight Playback scenes or Highlight Scenarios
tostandard definition image quality (STD) ( 72
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To play back a Highlight Movie 72
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Using the built-in projector 73
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Playing images on a TV 5
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Connecting the camcorder to a high definition TV 75
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Enjoying 5.1ch surround sound 75
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On an HDMI cable 76
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Connecting the camcorder to a non-high-definition TV 77
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To set the aspect ratio according to the connected TV 77
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When your TV is monaural 77
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Connecting the camcorder to a TV via a VCR 79
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Using “BRAVIA” Sync 80
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Saving images with an external device 6
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Starting the “PlayMemories Home” software 81
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Selecting a method for saving images 6
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Disc creation guide 82
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Movies that are recorded with standard definition image
quality (STD) 82
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Types of media devices on which the images can be saved 84
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The devices on which the created disc can be played back 85
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Saving images on an external media device 6
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Saving images on an external media device easily 86
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To delete images in the external media device 87
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Saving the desired images in the camcorder to the external media
device 88
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Playing back images in the external media device on the
camcorder 89
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To play back high definition image quality (HD) movies on
your computer 89
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Devices that cannot be used as an external media device 90
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Creating a disc with the DVD writer, DVDirect Express 6
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Creating a disc with DVDirect Express 91
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Performing [DISC BURN OPTION] 92
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Playing back a disc on the DVDirect Express 93
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Creating a high definition image quality (HD) disc with a DVDwriter 94
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Creating a standard definition image quality (STD) disc with a recorder,
etc. 95
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Customizing your camcorder 7
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Setting up menu items 96
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To find a menu item quickly 96
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When you cannot select a menu item 97
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Shooting Mode 7
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Movie 98
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Photo 99
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Smth Slw REC (Smooth slow rec) 100
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To change the timing at which the camcorder starts recording 100
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Golf Shot 101
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Timing that the camcorder starts recording 101
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To check your form using self-timer 101
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Camera/Mic 7
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White Balance 103
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Spot Meter/Fcs (Spot meter/focus) 105
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Spot Meter (Flexible spot meter) 106
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Spot Focus 107
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Exposure 108
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Focus 109
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To adjust the focus 109
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On focal distance information 109
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Low Lux 111
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Scene Selection 112
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Cinematone 114
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Fader 115
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Self-Timer 116
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Tele Macro 117
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SteadyShot (movie) 118
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SteadyShot (photo) 119
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Digital Zoom 120
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Conversion Lens 121
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Auto Back Light 122
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Face Detection 123
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Recording conditions for better face detection performance 123
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Smile Shutter 124
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Smile Sensitivity 125
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Flash (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V) 126
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Flash Level (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V) 127
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Red Eye Reduction 128
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Closer Voice 129
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Blt-in Zoom Mic 130
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Auto Wind NR 131
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Audio Mode 132
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Micref Level 133
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My Button 134
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Guide Frame 135
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Display Setting 136
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Zebra 137
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Peaking 138
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Light Bright 139
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Audio Level Display 140
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Image Quality/Size 8
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REC Mode 141
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On image quality 141
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Frame Rate 143
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HD/STD Setting 144
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Wide Mode 145
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x.v.Color 146
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Image Size 147
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Playback Function 8
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Event View 148
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Map View 149
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Highlight Movie 150
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Scenario 151
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Edit/Copy 8
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Delete 152
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To delete a part of a movie 152
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Protect 154
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To remove the protection of an event 154
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Copy 156
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Direct Copy 158
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Setup 8
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Media Select 159
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Media Info 160
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Format 161
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To prevent data on the internal recording media from being
recovered 161
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Repair Img. DB F. 163
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File Number 164
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Data Code 165
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Volume 167
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Download Music 168
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Empty Music 169
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TV Type 170
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HDMI Resolution 171
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CTRL FOR HDMI (Control for HDMI) 172
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USB Connect 173
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USB Connect Setting 174
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USB LUN Setting 175
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Disc Burn 176
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Beep 177
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LCD Brightness 178
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Your Location 179
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GPS Setting 180
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REC Lamp 181
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GPS Setting 180
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REC Lamp 181
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Remote Ctrl 182
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Power On By LCD 183
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Language Setting 184
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Calibration 185
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Drop Sensor 186
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Battery Info 187
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Eco Mode 188
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Demo Mode 189
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Date & Time Setting 190
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Area Setting 191
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Auto Clock ADJ 192
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Auto Area ADJ 193
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Troubleshooting 10
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If you have problems 194
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Troubleshooting 10
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Overall operations/Wireless Remote Commander 195
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Batteries/power sources 197
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LCD screen 198
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Memory card 199
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Recording 200
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Playback 203
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Playing back images stored on memory card on other devices 205
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Editing movies/photos on your camcorder 206
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Playback on the TV 207
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Copying/Connecting to other devices 208
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Connecting to a computer 209
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Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators 10
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Self-diagnosis display 210
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Warning Indicators 213
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Maintenance and precautions 11
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Maintenance and precautions 11
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About the AVCHD format 216
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About GPS 217
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About the memory card 219
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About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack 221
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About x.v.Color 223
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About the AC Adaptor 224
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About handling of your camcorder 11
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On use and care 225
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About language setting 225
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On recording 225
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Notes on use 225
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LCD Panel 226
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About this manual, illustrations and on-screen displays 226
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On use and care 226
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When not using your camcorder for a long time 227
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Note on the camcorder/battery pack temperature 227
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Notes on charging through the USB cable 227
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When the camcorder is connected to a computer or
accessories 228
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Notes on optional accessories 228
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Active Interface Shoe 228
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Notes on the Wireless Remote Commander 228
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To change the battery of the Wireless Remote Commander 228
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LCD screen 229
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To clean the LCD screen 229
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To clean the projector lens 229
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On handling the casing 229
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To clean the flash 229
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About care and storage of the lens 230
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Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos 11
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Charging time 235
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Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack 236
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Recording time 236
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Playing time 237
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Expected recording time of movies 239
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Expected recording time of movies 239
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Expected number of recordable photos 243
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Bit-rate and recording pixels 243
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Using your camcorder abroad 245
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On trademarks 247
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"Handycam" User Guide Print
Search
Operation Search
Before use
Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external
device
Customizing your camcorder
Troubleshooting
Maintenance and precautions
Contents list
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Operation Search
Operation Search
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Operation Search
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Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external
device
Customizing your camcorder
Troubleshooting
Maintenance and precautions
Contents list
Top page > Before use
Before use
How to use this User Guide
How to use this User Guide
Models and illustrations used in this User Guide
Parts and controls/Screen indicators
Parts and controls
Screen indicators
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Operation Search
Before use
Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external
device
Customizing your camcorder
Troubleshooting
Maintenance and precautions
Contents list
Top page > Getting started
Getting started
Checking the supplied items
Supplied items
Charging the battery pack
Charging the battery using the AC Adaptor
Charging the battery using your computer
Charging the battery abroad
Turning the power on, and setting the date and time
Turning the power on, and setting the date and time
Preparing the recording media
Selecting a recording medium (HDR-
CX260V/CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Inserting a memory card
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Search
Operation Search
Before use
Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external
device
Customizing your camcorder
Troubleshooting
Maintenance and precautions
Contents list
Top page > Recording
Recording
Recording
Recording movies
Shooting photos
Useful functions for recording images
Zooming
Intelligent Auto
Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority)
Recording movies in dim places (Video Light) (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V)
Using the GPS function (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
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Operation Search
Before use
Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external
device
Customizing your camcorder
Troubleshooting
Maintenance and precautions
Contents list
Top page > Playback
Playback
Playback
Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen
Playing movies and photos from a map
Operating buttons while playing
Dividing a movie
Capturing a photo from a movie
Highlight Playback
Enjoying a digest of your movies (Highlight Playback)
Saving Highlight Playback in high definition image quality (HD) (Scenario Save)
Converting Highlight Playback scenes or Highlight Scenarios to standard definition image
quality (STD) (Highlight Movie)
Using the built-in projector
Using the built-in projector (HDR-PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Playing images on a TV
Connecting the camcorder to a high definition TV
Connecting the camcorder to a non-high-definition TV
Connecting the camcorder to a TV via a VCR
Using “BRAVIA” Sync
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Operation Search
Before use
Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external
device
Customizing your camcorder
Troubleshooting
Maintenance and precautions
Contents list
Top page > Saving images with an external device
Saving images with an external device
Using the “PlayMemories Home” software
Starting the “PlayMemories Home” software
Selecting a method for saving images
Disc creation guide
Types of media devices on which the images can be saved
The devices on which the created disc can be played back
Saving images on an external media device
Saving images on an external media device easily
Saving the desired images in the camcorder to the external media device
Playing back images in the external media device on the camcorder
Devices that cannot be used as an external media device
Creating a disc with the DVD writer, DVDirect Express
Creating a disc with DVDirect Express
Performing [DISC BURN OPTION]
Playing back a disc on the DVDirect Express
Creating a disc with a DVD writer other than DVDirect Express
Creating a high definition image quality (HD) disc with a DVD writer
Creating a disc with a recorder
Creating a standard definition image quality (STD) disc with a recorder, etc.
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Operation Search
Before use
Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external
device
Customizing your camcorder
Troubleshooting
Maintenance and precautions
Contents list
Top page > Customizing your camcorder
Customizing your camcorder
Using menu items
Setting up menu items
Shooting Mode
Movie
Photo
Smth Slw REC (Smooth slow rec)
Golf Shot
Camera/Mic
White Balance
Spot Meter/Fcs (Spot meter/focus)
Spot Meter (Flexible spot meter)
Spot Focus
Exposure
Focus
Low Lux
Scene Selection
Cinematone (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Fader
Self-Timer
Tele Macro
SteadyShot (movie)
SteadyShot (photo)
Digital Zoom
Conversion Lens (HDR-CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Auto Back Light
Face Detection
Smile Shutter
Smile Sensitivity
Flash (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Flash Level (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Red Eye Reduction (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Closer Voice
Blt-in Zoom Mic
Auto Wind NR
Audio Mode (HDR-CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Micref Level (Microphone reference level)
My Button
Guide Frame
Display Setting
Zebra (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
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Peaking (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Light Bright (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V)
Audio Level Display (HDR-CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Image Quality/Size
REC Mode
Frame Rate
HD/STD Setting
Wide Mode
x.v.Color
Image Size
Playback Function
Event View
Map View (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
Highlight Movie
Scenario
Edit/Copy
Delete
Protect
Copy (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Direct Copy
Setup
Media Select (HDR-
CX260V/CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Media Info
Format
Repair Img. DB F.
File Number
Data Code
Volume
Download Music
Empty Music
TV Type
HDMI Resolution
CTRL FOR HDMI (Control for HDMI)
USB Connect
USB Connect Setting
USB LUN Setting
Disc Burn
Beep
LCD Brightness
Your Location (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
GPS Setting (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
REC Lamp (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Remote Ctrl (HDR-PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Power On By LCD
Language Setting
Calibration
Drop Sensor (HDR-PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
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Battery Info
Eco Mode
Demo Mode
Date & Time Setting
Area Setting
Auto Clock ADJ (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
Auto Area ADJ (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
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Operation Search
Before use
Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external
device
Customizing your camcorder
Troubleshooting
Maintenance and precautions
Contents list
Top page > Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you have problems
If you have problems
Troubleshooting
Overall operations/Wireless Remote Commander (HDR-
PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Batteries/power sources
LCD screen
Memory card
Recording
Playback
Playing back images stored on memory card on other devices
Editing movies/photos on your camcorder
Playback on the TV
Copying/Connecting to other devices
Connecting to a computer
Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators
Self-diagnosis display
Warning Indicators
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Before use
Getting started
Recording
Playback
Saving images with an external
device
Customizing your camcorder
Troubleshooting
Maintenance and precautions
Contents list
Top page > Maintenance and precautions
Maintenance and precautions
Maintenance and precautions
About the AVCHD format
About GPS (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
About the memory card
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
About x.v.Color
About the AC Adaptor
About handling of your camcorder
On use and care
On moisture condensation
On adjustment of the touch panel
On charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery
Notes on disposal/transfer of the camcorder
Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos
Charging time
Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack
Expected recording time of movies
Using your camcorder abroad
Using your camcorder abroad
On trademarks
On trademarks
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Maintenance and precautions
Contents list
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Contents list
Operation Search
Operation Search
Search by operation
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Before use
How to use this User Guide
How to use this User Guide
Models and illustrations used in this User Guide
Parts and controls/Screen indicators
Parts and controls
Screen indicators
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Getting started
Checking the supplied items
Supplied items
Charging the battery pack
Charging the battery using the AC Adaptor
Charging the battery using your computer
Charging the battery abroad
Turning the power on, and setting the date and time
Turning the power on, and setting the date and time
Preparing the recording media
Selecting a recording medium (HDR-
CX260V/CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Inserting a memory card
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Recording
Recording
Recording movies
Shooting photos
Useful functions for recording images
Zooming
Intelligent Auto
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Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority)
Recording movies in dim places (Video Light) (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V)
Using the GPS function (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
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Playback
Playback
Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen
Playing movies and photos from a map
Operating buttons while playing
Dividing a movie
Capturing a photo from a movie
Highlight Playback
Enjoying a digest of your movies (Highlight Playback)
Saving Highlight Playback in high definition image quality (HD) (Scenario Save)
Converting Highlight Playback scenes or Highlight Scenarios to standard definition image
quality (STD) (Highlight Movie)
Using the built-in projector
Using the built-in projector (HDR-PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Playing images on a TV
Connecting the camcorder to a high definition TV
Connecting the camcorder to a non-high-definition TV
Connecting the camcorder to a TV via a VCR
Using “BRAVIA” Sync
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Saving images with an external device
Using the “PlayMemories Home” software
Starting the “PlayMemories Home” software
Selecting a method for saving images
Disc creation guide
Types of media devices on which the images can be saved
The devices on which the created disc can be played back
Saving images on an external media device
Saving images on an external media device easily
Saving the desired images in the camcorder to the external media device
Playing back images in the external media device on the camcorder
Devices that cannot be used as an external media device
Creating a disc with the DVD writer, DVDirect Express
Creating a disc with DVDirect Express
Performing [DISC BURN OPTION]
Playing back a disc on the DVDirect Express
Creating a disc with a DVD writer other than DVDirect Express
Creating a high definition image quality (HD) disc with a DVD writer
Creating a disc with a recorder
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Creating a standard definition image quality (STD) disc with a recorder, etc.
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Customizing your camcorder
Using menu items
Setting up menu items
Shooting Mode
Movie
Photo
Smth Slw REC (Smooth slow rec)
Golf Shot
Camera/Mic
White Balance
Spot Meter/Fcs (Spot meter/focus)
Spot Meter (Flexible spot meter)
Spot Focus
Exposure
Focus
Low Lux
Scene Selection
Cinematone (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Fader
Self-Timer
Tele Macro
SteadyShot (movie)
SteadyShot (photo)
Digital Zoom
Conversion Lens (HDR-CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Auto Back Light
Face Detection
Smile Shutter
Smile Sensitivity
Flash (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Flash Level (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Red Eye Reduction (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Closer Voice
Blt-in Zoom Mic
Auto Wind NR
Audio Mode (HDR-CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Micref Level (Microphone reference level)
My Button
Guide Frame
Display Setting
Zebra (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Peaking (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Light Bright (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V)
Audio Level Display (HDR-CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Image Quality/Size
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REC Mode
Frame Rate
HD/STD Setting
Wide Mode
x.v.Color
Image Size
Playback Function
Event View
Map View (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
Highlight Movie
Scenario
Edit/Copy
Delete
Protect
Copy (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Direct Copy
Setup
Media Select (HDR-
CX260V/CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Media Info
Format
Repair Img. DB F.
File Number
Data Code
Volume
Download Music
Empty Music
TV Type
HDMI Resolution
CTRL FOR HDMI (Control for HDMI)
USB Connect
USB Connect Setting
USB LUN Setting
Disc Burn
Beep
LCD Brightness
Your Location (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
GPS Setting (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
REC Lamp (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Remote Ctrl (HDR-PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Power On By LCD
Language Setting
Calibration
Drop Sensor (HDR-PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Battery Info
Eco Mode
Demo Mode
Date & Time Setting
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Area Setting
Auto Clock ADJ (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
Auto Area ADJ (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
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If you have problems
If you have problems
Troubleshooting
Overall operations/Wireless Remote Commander (HDR-
PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Batteries/power sources
LCD screen
Memory card
Recording
Playback
Playing back images stored on memory card on other devices
Editing movies/photos on your camcorder
Playback on the TV
Copying/Connecting to other devices
Connecting to a computer
Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators
Self-diagnosis display
Warning Indicators
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Maintenance and precautions
Maintenance and precautions
About the AVCHD format
About GPS (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
About the memory card
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
About x.v.Color
About the AC Adaptor
About handling of your camcorder
On use and care
On moisture condensation
On adjustment of the touch panel
On charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery
Notes on disposal/transfer of the camcorder
Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos
Charging time
Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack
Expected recording time of movies
Using your camcorder abroad
Using your camcorder abroad
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On trademarks
On trademarks
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Search by operation
Setting the date and time
Date & Time Setting
Area Setting
Auto Clock ADJ (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
Identifying part names
Parts and controls
Displaying the data code
Data Code
Checking your golf swing
Golf Shot
Smth Slw REC (Smooth slow rec)
Selecting the suitable setting automatically for the recording situation
Intelligent Auto
Recording people clearly
Face Detection
Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority)
Smile Shutter
Scene Selection (Portrait)
Scene Selection (Spotlight)
Scene Selection (Night Portrait)
Closer Voice
Recording images with the selected image quality
REC Mode
Frame Rate
HD/STD Setting
Wide Mode
Image Size
Recording images without blurring
SteadyShot (movie)
SteadyShot (photo)
Adjusting the focus
Spot Focus
Tracking focus: Recording the selected subject clearly (Face Priority)
Focus
Using the GPS function
GPS Setting (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
Your Location (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
Recording movies in a dim place
Low Lux
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Scene Selection (Night Portrait)
Scene Selection (Night Scene)
Recording movies in dim places (Video Light) (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V)
Flash (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Recording sound clearly
Closer Voice
Auto Wind NR
Audio Mode (HDR-CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Blt-in Zoom Mic
Micref Level (Microphone reference level)
Capturing photos during movie recording
Recording high quality photos during movie recording (Dual capture): Recording movies
Smile Shutter
Recording sunset or fireworks beautifully
Scene Selection (Fireworks)
Scene Selection (Sunrise&Sunset)
Selecting a recording medium
Media Select (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Saving battery power
Eco Mode
Playing movies and photos from an event
Event View
Playing movies and photos from a map
Map View (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
Enjoying a digest of your movies
Enjoying a digest of your movies (Highlight Playback)
Using the built-in projector
Using the built-in projector (HDR-PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Playing images on a TV
Connecting the camcorder to a high definition TV
Connecting the camcorder to a non-high-definition TV
Editing movies and photos
Capturing a photo from a movie
Dividing a movie
Delete
Saving images with an external device
Saving images on an external media device easily
Creating a disc
Creating a disc with DVDirect Express
Creating a high definition image quality (HD) disc with a DVD writer
Creating a standard definition image quality (STD) disc with a recorder, etc.
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How to use this User Guide
Selecting a topic to display
Searching a topic by keyword
Returning to a previous page
Printing out a page
Marks and notations used in this User Guide
This User Guide explains how to use each function of the camcorder, how to change settings, and how
to troubleshoot a problem.
Selecting a topic to display
The following illustrations take Internet Explorer 7 as an example.
1. Click a title in the side bar on the left of the browser window.
A list of topic titles appears in the right pane.
2. Click a topic title in the list.
Descriptions appear in the right pane.
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Changing the font size
Change the font size by changing the setting of your web browser. For how to change the font size
setting, refer to the Help of your web browser.
Searching a topic by keyword
Enter the keyword in the search window, then click the [Search] button.
Returning to a previous page
Use the back button of your web browser or the breadcrumb trail navigation (A) to return to a page you
previously viewed.
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Printing out a page
Click the [Print] button to print out a page you are viewing.
Marks and notations used in this User Guide
In this User Guide, the sequence of operations is shown by arrows ( ) (A).
Operate the camcorder in the order indicated.
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Icons in the operating procedure sentences appear when the camcorder is in its default settings.
The default setting is indicated by .
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Models and illustrations used in this User Guide
Models described in this User Guide
Models described in this User Guide are as follows.
HDR-CX250/CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ270V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V
Difference of each model are as follows.
Recording media
Capacity of internal recording
media
Projector
HDR-CX250 Memory card only
HDR-CX260V*
Internal memory + memory
card
16 GB
HDR-CX580V*
Internal memory + memory
card
32 GB
HDR-
PJ260/PJ260V*
Internal memory + memory
card
16 GB
HDR-
PJ580/PJ580V*
Internal memory + memory
card
32 GB
HDR-
PJ600/PJ600V*
Internal hard disk + memory
card
220 GB
HDR-XR260V*
Internal hard disk + memory
card
160 GB
The model with * is equipped with GPS
Illustrations and on-screen displays used in this User Guide
The example images used in this User Guide 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.
And, the illustrations of your camcorder and its screen indication are exaggerated or simplified for
understandability.
Illustrations used in this manual are based on HDR-CX580V unless otherwise specified.
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Parts and controls
To fasten the grip belt
To attach the lens hood (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Wireless Remote Commander (HDR-PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
HDR-CX250/CX260V
HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V
HDR-PJ260/PJ260V
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HDR-PJ600/PJ600V
HDR-XR260V
Active Interface Shoe (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Lens (G lens)
Flash (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)/Video light (HDR-
CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V)
Built-in microphone
Remote sensor/Infrared port (HDR-PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Camera recording lamp (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
The camera recording lamp lights up in red during recording. The lamp flashes when the remaining
recording media capacity or battery power is low.
HDR-CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V
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HDR-CX250/CX260V
HDR-CX250/CX260V/CX580V/XR260V
HDR-PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V
LCD screen/Touch panel
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.
Speakers (HDR-CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
Projector lens (HDR-PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
PROJECTOR FOCUS lever (HDR-PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
GPS antenna (HDR-CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V)
A GPS antenna is located in the LCD panel.
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HDR-CX250/CX260V
HDR-CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V
A: Illustration in the call-out is HDR-PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V.
HDR-PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V
(View Images) button
POWER button
LIGHT (Video Light) button (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V)
PROJECTOR button (HDR-PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
MODE button
(Movie)/ (Photo) lamp
RESET button
Press RESET using a pointed object.
Press RESET to initialize all the settings including the clock setting.
(headphones) jack (HDR-
CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V)
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(microphone) jack (PLUG IN POWER)
HDMI OUT jack
(USB) jack
Speaker (HDR-CX250/CX260V)
HDR-CX250/CX260V
HDR-CX580V/PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V
HDR-PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V
Power zoom lever
PHOTO button
CHG (charge) lamp
Battery pack
START/STOP button
DC IN jack
A/V Remote Connector
Grip belt
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Built-in USB Cable
Memory card access lamp
Tripod receptacle
Attach a tripod (sold separately: the length of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.))
Memory card slot
BATT (battery) release lever
To fasten the grip belt
To attach the lens hood (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
Align the lens hood with the camcorder properly, then turn the securing ring of the lens hood in the
direction of the arrow.
When attaching the lens hood, align the opening section of the lens hood with the flash-emitting
section of the camcorder properly.
A: Securing ring
To remove the lens hood, turn the securing ring of the lens hood in the opposite direction from that of
the arrow.
Remove the lens hood when you operate the camcorder with the supplied remote commander.
Wireless Remote Commander (HDR-
PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V)
The wireless remote commander is useful when you use the projector.
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DATA CODE button
Displays the date and time, camera setting data, or coordinates (HDR-
CX260V/CX580V/PJ260V/PJ580V/PJ600V/XR260V) of the recorded images when you press this
button during playback.
PHOTO button
The on-screen image when you press this button will be recorded as a still image.
SCAN/SLOW buttons
/ (Previous/Next) buttons
PLAY button
STOP button
DISPLAY button
Transmitter
START/STOP button
Power zoom buttons
PAUSE button
VISUAL INDEX button
Displays an Index screen during playback.
/ / / /ENTER buttons
When you press any of these buttons, the light blue frame appears on the LCD screen. Select a
desired button or an item with / / / , then press ENTER to enter.
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Screen indicators
Left
Center
Right
Bottom
The following indicators appear when you change the settings.
Check also for the indicators that appear during recording or playing.
Left
Indicator Meaning
MENU button
Self-timer recording
GPS triangulating status
Video light
Wide Mode
Fader
[Face Detection] set to [Off]
[Smile Shutter] set to [Off]
Manual focus
Scene Selection
White Balance
SteadyShot off
Tele Macro
x.v.Color
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Conversion Lens
Destination
Intelligent Auto (face detection/scene detection/camera-shake
detection/sound detection)
Drop sensor off
Drop sensor activated
Center
Indicator Meaning
Slideshow Set
Warning
Playback mode
Right
Indicator Meaning
60i
Recording image quality (HD/STD), frame rate (60p/60i/24p) and recording mode
(PS/FX/FH/HQ/LP)
60min Remaining battery
Recording/playback/editing media
0:00:00 Counter (hour:minute:second)
00min Estimated recording remaining time
8.9M
20.4M
Photo size
9999
9999
9999
Approximate number of recordable photos and photo size
Playback folder
100/112 Current playing movie or photo/Number of total recorded movies or photos
Connection to the external media device
Bottom
Indicator Meaning
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Micref Level low
[Auto Wind NR] set to [Off]
[Closer Voice] set to [Off]
Blt-in Zoom Mic
Audio Mode
Low Lux
Spot Meter/Fcs/Spot Meter/Exposure
Intelligent Auto
101-0005 Data file name
Protect
Flash/Red Eye Reduction
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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Supplied items
The numbers in ( ) are the supplied quantity.
Camcorder (1)
AC Adaptor (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
HDMI cable (1)
A/V connecting cable (1)
USB connection support cable (1)
The USB connection support cable is designed for use with this camcorder only. Use this cable when
the Built-in USB Cable of the camcorder is too short for connection.
Lens hood (only for HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V) (1)
Wireless Remote Commander (only for HDR-
PJ260/PJ260V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V) (1)
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV50 (1)
“Operating Guide” (1)
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Notes
The “PlayMemories Home” (Lite Version) software and “PlayMemories Home” Help Guide are pre-
installed in this camcorder.
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Charging the battery using the AC Adaptor
Charging time
To remove the battery pack
To use a wall outlet (wall socket) as a power source
Notes on the battery pack
Notes on the AC Adaptor
1. Turn off your camcorder by closing the LCD screen and attach the battery pack ( ).
2. Connect the AC Adaptor ( ) and the power cord (mains lead) ( ) to your camcorder and the
wall outlet (wall socket) ( ).
A: HDR-PJ600/PJ600V/XR260V
B: Align the mark on the DC plug ( ) with that of DC IN jack ( ).
The CHG (charge) ( ) lamp turns on.
The CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery pack is fully charged. Disconnect the AC
Adaptor from the DC IN jack of your camcorder.
Notes
You cannot attach any “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack other than the V series to your camcorder.
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Charging time
Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.
Battery pack AC Adaptor
NP-FV50 (supplied) 155
NP-FV70 195
NP-FV100 390
The charging times shown in the table above are measured when charging the camcorder at a
temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range
of 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F).
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 those for charging the battery pack.
Even if the battery pack is attached, the battery pack is not discharged.
Notes on the battery pack
When you remove the battery pack or disconnect the AC Adaptor, turn the camcorder off and make
sure that the (Movie)/ (Photo) lamps, the access lamp 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.
The temperature of the battery pack is low.
Remove the battery pack from your camcorder and put it in a warm place.
The temperature of the battery pack is high.
Remove the battery pack from your camcorder and put it in a cool place.
When attaching a video light (sold separately), it is recommended that you use an NP-FV70 or NP-
FV100 battery pack (HDR-CX580V/PJ580/PJ580V/PJ600/PJ600V).
We do not recommend using an NP-FV30, 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 2 minutes, to save battery power ([Eco Mode]).
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
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the camcorder, holding both the camcorder and the DC plug.
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Related topics
Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack
Remaining battery indicator: Screen indicators
Using your camcorder abroad
[Eco Mode]
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Charging the battery using your computer
To charge the battery from a wall outlet (wall socket) using the Built-in USB Cable
Charging time
To remove the battery pack
1. Turn off your camcorder and connect the camcorder to a running computer using the Built-in USB
Cable ( ).
: To the wall outlet (wall socket)
The CHG (charge) lamp turns on.
The CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery pack is fully charged. Disconnect Built-in USB
Cable from your computer.
To charge the battery from a wall outlet (wall socket) using the Built-
in USB Cable
You can charge the battery by connecting the Built-in USB Cable to a wall outlet (wall socket) using an
AC-UD10 USB charger/AC Adaptor (sold separately). You cannot use a Sony CP-AH2R, CP-AL, or AC-
UP100 portable power supply device (sold separately) to charge the camcorder.
Charging time
Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.
Battery pack Built-in USB Cable*
NP-FV50 (supplied) 280
NP-FV70 545
NP-FV100 1,000
The charging times shown in the table above are measured when charging the camcorder at a
temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range
of 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F).
* The charging times are measured without using the USB Connection support cable.
To remove the battery pack
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Close the LCD screen. Slide the BATT (battery) release lever ( ) and remove the battery pack ( ).
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