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HereSince79 7:28pm on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 
IntroductionLooking for an relatively inexpensive compact video camera? One that records average quality video and is simple to operate? If so.
diplomsmos 7:05am on Monday, October 25th, 2010 
The lens is superior. Zoom takes a little practice but once I got the feel for it became smoooth. Like most electronics that you buy today, the...  Easy to use, easy to learn. Available accessories are nice.
hgricker 8:43pm on Monday, September 20th, 2010 
A, see the warranty card, SONY outer-package anti-fake marks, HangHuo visible at different perspective, one can see green reflective effects. Sony DCR-DVD650 basic parameters Product Name Sony DCR-DVD650 Color viewfinder viewfinder Wide-angle LCD, 123.
hochhaltinger 11:09pm on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 
Great camcorder. Easy to use. Easy to carry around. battery life, easy to use, Portability/Lightweight/Compact, value for money, video quality I bought this camera thinking that it had a shoe on top to put a video lamp but it did not.
arwyn 5:38pm on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 
AWESOME CAMERA  Its a great camera. really easy to use. Quality is really good. Negatives outweigh the positives. I would rec...  has a viewfinder, can record to a memory stick bad quality, records to dvd disc.
dpm929 12:03pm on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 
Purchased for our recent Mexico vacation. This camera can handle it all. very lightweight, easy to use and the touch screen is the best.
Kitty1983 8:10pm on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 
I am completely appalled and in disbelief that this is a Sony product! The camera itself is beautiful and the touch screen makes it fun to use.
Ultram 9:52am on Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 
Sony announced two new DVD Handycam camcorders, the DCR-DVD850 & DCR-DVD650. The models include 60X optical zoom, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lenses.
stefod 5:14am on Friday, June 4th, 2010 
nymusicman 3:01am on Friday, June 4th, 2010 
excellent video, able to store directly to mini DVD or memory card. Very poor still images. However we bought the camera for video not stills.

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Hybrid DVD camcorder w/ 60X optical zoom Simple controls and powerful features make it easy to shoot high quality video with the Sony DCR-DVD650 Handycam camcorder, including a 60x optical zoom lens and Steadyshot image stabilization.
1/8 Advanced HAD CCD Imager: A 1/8 Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD imager with 410K (effective) pixel resolution delivers stunning detail and clarity for exceptional video and still image performance. 60X Optical / 2000X Digital Zoom: Ideal for sporting events, wildlife, or distance shooting, 60X optical zoom brings you closer to the action, so you can capture extremely tight shots, even from far away. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming (up to 2000X) is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms. Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with SteadyShot image stabilization: The DCR-DVD650 features a professional-quality Carl Zeiss VarioTessar lens designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake. DVD-R/-RW/+RW and +R DL (Dual Layer) Compatible: The DCR-DVD650 is compatible with a variety of DVD formats (DVD-R/RW/+RW and +R DL (Dual Layer)6 , allowing you to take advantage of the ease-of-use and simplicity found in DVD media. With DVD+RW media, there is no need to finalize the disc (minimum recording required); simply remove and insert the media into a compatible DVD or Blu-ray Disc player. Hybrid Recording to DVD or Memory Stick PRO Duo media: Hybrid recording technology delivers a new level of flexibility of capturing and transferring your video footage and digital photos from the camcorder to compatible viewing devices. Record to DVD media6 or choose instead to record to removable Memory Stick PRO Duo media (all sold separately). You can even select from various dubbing functions to easily copy video from the Memory Stick PRO Duo media to -without using a PC. 2.7 wide touch panel3 LCD display (123k pixels): The 2.7" wide touch panel3 LCD display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 123K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spotfocus and spot metering. Power On by opening LCD display: Quickly power on your camcorder by simply opening the LCD display. Built-in zoom microphone: The built-in zoom microphone focuses audio recording on your subjects with the camera's zoom lens, helping memories ring true with clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds. Color Viewfinder (123k pixels): The DCR-DVD650 features a 123k pixel resolution color viewfinder that lets you record and then review video and still images. Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software: Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites9. One Touch Disc Burn: Easily burn a DVD copy of your footage using the supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software9. Simply connect the camcorder to your compatible PC via a USB cable and press the One Touch Disc Burn Button in the menu.12 Easy Handycam Button: Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some people. With a press of the Easy Handycam Button, most of the advanced features of the camcorder are "locked out," letting you focus only the buttons essential for recording. Film Roll Index: Like chapters in a book, Film Roll Index helps you easily find desired scenes in video footage. When using this feature, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and can create scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes). ADDITIONAL FEATURES Face Index function: Playback Zoom: USB 2.0 interface:


Imaging Device: 1/8" Advanced HAD CCD sensor Pixel Gross: 680K Recording Media: 3" (8cm) DVD (DVDR/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL) Memory Stick PRO Duo Media (Sold Separately) Recording and Playback Times: 3" DVD media: Single Layer - HQ: 20 min., SP: 30 min., LP 60 min. Dual Layer - HQ: 35 min., SP: 55 min., LP: 109 min. When using 16GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Media (sold separately): HQ = up to 230 min., SP = up to 340 min., LP = up to 655 min. Video Actual: 410K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3) Still Actual: 250K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3) Video Resolution: 720 x 480 Still Picture Resolution: 680K Exposure: Yes (Touch Panel) Filter Diameter: 30mm Focal Distance: 1.8 - 108mm Focus: Full range Auto / Manual (Touch Panel) Shutter Speed: Auto, 1/4 - 1/4000 Optical Zoom: 60x Digital Zoom: 2000x Resolution: 680K Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Minimum Illumination: 6 lux (Auto Slow Shutter On, 1/30 Shutter Speed )
Hybrid DVD camcorder w/ 60X optical zoom
Power Consumption: 2.2W / 2.4W (VF/LCD) Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FH30) Power Requirements: 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term: Limited Warranty --- 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor
Recording Format: Dolby Digital 2ch stereo Microphone: Built-in Zoom Microphone


Supplied Software: PMB Ver.4.2.00 9. Supports Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack4 (SP4), Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3) (32bit) Windows Vista Service Pack1 (SP1) (32bit/64bit). Not supported by Mac OS


Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility: Memory Stick PRO Duo Media (Sold Separately) Still Image Mode(s): JPEG Hybrid: Yes Quick On: Yes


Weight: w/o battery: 13oz (390g) w battery: 15oz (440g) Measurements: 2 1/4 x 3 5/8 x 5 1/8 inch (55 x 89 x 130mm)

Convenience Features

Easy Operation: Yes Multiple Language Display: Yes Slide Show Mode: Yes Scene Mode(s): Auto, Twilight, Candle, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Sports, Beach, Snow Fader Effect(s): Black, White Face Index: Yes Film Roll Index: Yes SteadyShot Image Stabilization: SteadyShot image stabilization

Supplied Accessories

AC Adaptor (AC-L200) Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FH30) A/V Connecting Cable Application Software / USB Driver / (CDROM ) USB Cable

Optional Accessories

Rechargeable InfoLITHIUM Batteries (NPFH50/FH70/FH100) Case (LCS-BBDB/R/L) Starter Kit (ACC-ASH6) AC Adaptor/Charger for H series batteries (AC-VQH10) Travel Charger (BC-TRP) Wide Angle Conversion Lens (VCL-HGE07A) Tripod (VCT-80AV) Video Light (HVL-10NH) Underwater Sports Pack (SPK-HCE) GPS Unit (GPS-CS3KA) UPC Code: 027242763111
Format: SD (MPEG2) Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards

Inputs and Outputs

Analog Audio/Video Output(s): Included (via A/V Remote Terminal) USB Port(s): Hi-speed (2.0 compliant) S-Video Output(s): Sold separately (via A/V Remote jack) Audio/Video Remote Terminal: Video / S Video / Audio


LCD Screen: 2.7 wide touch panel LCD display (123k pixels)


Viewfinder: Yes (color 123k) Memory Stick slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo Media1 Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Manual S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes
3. Viewable area measured diagonally. 6. Not all DVD media types are compatible with all DVD players. 9. Supports Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack4?SP4?, Windows XP Service Pack3?SP3??32bit? Windows Vista Service Pack1?SP1??32bit/64bit?. Not supported by Mac OS. 12. One Touch Disc Burn feature requires DVDirect burner or compatible PC with supplied PMB software (sold separately). 2008 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Handycam, Advanced HAD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, and SteadyShot are trademarks of Sony. Windows, and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. *Logo mentions need to be included if logo shown or listed in copy


35mm Equivalent: 39-2340mm (16:9), 442640mm (4:3) Aperture: F1.8-6.0
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Read this before operating your camcorder
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder. Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power source (mains) is still supplied to it while connected to the wall outlet (wall socket) via the AC Adaptor.


Battery pack
If the battery pack is mishandled, the battery pack can burst, cause a fire or even chemical burns. Observe the following cautions. Do not disassemble. Do not crush and do not expose the battery pack to any shock or force such as hammering, dropping or stepping on it. Do not short circuit and do not allow metal objects to come into contact with the battery terminals. Do not expose to high temperature above 60C (140F) such as in direct sunlight or in a car parked in the sun. Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire. Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries. Be sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that can charge the battery pack. Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small children. Keep the battery pack dry. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by Sony. Dispose of used battery packs promptly as described in the instructions. Replace the battery with the specified type only. Otherwise, fire or injury may result.
The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
For customers in the U.S.A. and CANADA
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable. You can help preserve our environment by returning your used rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest you. For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800-8228837, or visit Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-Ion batteries.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

AC Adaptor

Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture. Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall
Read this before operating your camcorder (Continued)
For customers in the U.S.A.
UL is an internationally recognized safety organization. This product has received UL Listing. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669). The number below is for the FCC related matters only.

b Note

Using an uncertificated disc may in a few case cause unsatisfactory recording/playback.
Memory Stick PRO Duo media can be used only with Memory Stick PRO media compatible equipment. Do not attach a label or the like on Memory Stick PRO Duo media or a Memory Stick Duo media adaptor. When using Memory Stick PRO Duo media with Memory Stick media compatible equipment, be sure to insert the Memory Stick PRO Duo media into the Memory Stick Duo media adaptor.
Types of Memory Stick media you can use in your camcorder
For recording movies, it is recommended that you use Memory Stick PRO Duo media of 512 MB or larger marked with:
PRO Duo media)* (Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media) * You can use Memory Stick PRO Duo media marked either with Mark2 or without. (Memory Stick

Using the camcorder

Do not hold the camcorder by the following parts.


LCD screen
See page 33 for the recordable time of Memory Stick PRO Duo media.
Memory Stick PRO Duo media/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media (This size can be used with your camcorder.) Battery
Memory Stick media (You cannot use it in your camcorder.)
The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed or waterproofed. See About handling of your camcorder (p. 123). To prevent media from being broken or recorded images from being lost, do not do the following when either of the (Movie)/ (Still) lamps (p. 25) or the ACCESS/access lamps (p. 30, 32) are on:
to remove the battery pack or AC Adaptor from the camcorder to apply mechanical shock or vibration to the camcorder
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. You cannot use any type of memory card other than those mentioned above.
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.
About menu items, LCD panel, viewfinder, and lens
A menu item that is grayed out is not available under the current recording or playback conditions. The LCD screen and the viewfinder are manufactured using extremely highprecision technology, so over 99.99% of the pixels are effective. 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 and the viewfinder. These points are normal results of the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording in any way.

Your camcorder operates only with InfoLITHIUM battery pack (H series).
4 Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and the wall outlet (wall socket). The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and charging starts.
1 Turn the POWER switch in the
direction of the arrow to OFF (CHG) (the default setting).
5 The CHG (charge) lamp turns off
when the battery is fully charged. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack.
2 Attach the battery pack by sliding
it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack holding both the camcorder and the DC plug.
3 Connect the AC Adaptor to the
DC IN jack of your camcorder. Open the jack cover, and connect the DC plug of the AC Adaptor. Match the v mark on the DC plug with the v mark on your camcorder.
To remove the battery pack
1 Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). 2 Slide the BATT (battery) release lever (1) and remove the battery pack (2).

Recording time

Approximate time (min.) available when you use a fully charged battery pack. When recording on the internal memory (DCR-DVD850) or Memory Stick PRO Duo media
Battery pack Continuous recording time Typical recording time*
BATT (battery) release lever b Notes
When you remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor, make sure that the (Movie) lamp/ (Still) lamp (p. 25)/ACCESS lamp (p. 30)/ access lamp (p. 32) are turned off. When you store the battery pack, fully discharge the battery before storing it for an extended period (p. 121).
NP-FH30 (supplied) NP-FH50 NP-FH70 NP-FH100

745 830

370 415

When recording on a disc

To use a power source from a wall outlet (wall socket)
Make the same connections as you do when charging the battery pack. The battery pack will not lose its charge in this case.

650 710

325 355

Charging time

Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.
Battery pack Charging time
* Typical recording time shows the time when you repeat recording start/stop, turning the power on/off and zooming.
See page 28 for selecting the media. All times measured with recording mode [SP] under the following conditions: Top: When recording with the LCD panel. Bottom: When recording with the viewfinder while the LCD panel is closed.
Step 2: Charging the battery pack (Continued)

Playing time

Approximate time (min.) available when you use a fully charged battery pack. When playing the internal memory (DCR-DVD850) or Memory Stick PRO Duo media
Battery pack LCD panel opened LCD panel closed
On the charging/recording/playback time Times measured with the camcorder at 25 C (77 F). 10 C to 30 C (50 F to 86 F) is recommended. The available recording and playback time will be shorter when you use your camcorder in low temperatures. The available recording and playback time will be shorter depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder. On the AC Adaptor Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction.


You can protect a movie when viewing it by touching (OPTION).
The selected still image is marked with -. Press and hold the image on the screen to confirm. Touch screen. to return to the previous
To unprotect still images
In step 4, touch the still image marked with -. - disappears.
Do not remove the Memory Stick PRO Duo media while protecting still images from the Memory Stick PRO Duo media. Formatting (p. 73) deletes even protected still images.
You can protect a still image when viewing it by touching (OPTION).
To protect all the still images recorded on the same day at one time

PRT. by date].

2 Touch / to select the recording date of the desired still images, then touch. The still images recorded on the selected date are displayed on the screen. Touch the still image on the screen to confirm. Touch screen. 3 Touch to return to the previous t [ON].
To unprotect all the still images recorded on the same day at one time
In step 2, select the recording date of the desired still images, then touch t [OFF]. When [Completed.] appears, touch.
Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor from your camcorder while protecting still images.

Dividing movies

You cannot restore movies once they are divided. Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor from your camcorder while dividing movies. Do not remove the Memory Stick PRO Duo media while dividing movies in the Memory Stick PRO Duo media. When you select [INT. MEMORY] (DCRDVD850) or [MEMORY STICK] on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 28), and the divided original movie is included in a Playlist, the movie in the Playlist will also be divided. When you select [DISC] on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 28), the movie in a Playlist is not divided. A slight difference may occur from the point where you touch and the actual dividing point, as your camcorder selects the dividing point based on about half-second increments. You cannot divide protected movies. Undo the protection of the movies to divide them before you try to divide them (p. 57).

Increases the recording time (Long Play). (3M (LP)) b Notes
If you record in LP mode, the quality of scenes may be degraded, or scenes with quick movements may appear with block noise when you play back the movie.
See page 15, 33 on the expected recording time of each recording mode. You can set the recording mode separately for each media (p. 28). The right side of the bar shows the digital zooming factor. The zooming zone appears when you select the zooming level.
Up to 60 zoom is performed optically.
Up to 60 zoom is performed optically, and after that, up to 120 zoom is performed digitally.
Up to 60 zoom is performed optically, and after that, up to 2,000 zoom is performed digitally.
When your camcorder recognizes the remaining media capacity when the POWER switch is set to (Movie). When you press DISP to switch the indicator from off to on when the POWER switch is set to (Movie). When you select the movie recording mode on the HOME MENU. b Notes


You can compensate for camera shake. Set [ STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] ( ) when using a tripod (sold separately), then the image becomes natural. The default setting is [ON].
When the remaining recordable time for movies is less than 5 minutes, the indicator stays on the screen.


The camcorder detects faces automatically during movie recording. The default setting is [ON]. Face icons and their meanings : This icon appears when the setting is [ON]. : This icon flashes when your camcorder detects a face. The icon stops flashing when the face is recorded in Face Index. : This icon appears when faces cannot be recorded in Face Index. To play back scenes using Face Index, see page 44.
The number of faces detected in a movie is limited.
AUTO SLW SHUTTR (Auto slow shutter)
When recording in dark places, the shutter speed is automatically reduced to 1/30 second. The default setting is [ON].


You can display the frame and check that the subject is horizontal or vertical by setting [GUIDEFRAME] to [ON]. The frame is not recorded. Press DISP to make the frame disappear. The default setting is [OFF].

Positioning the subject at the cross point of the guide frame makes a balanced composition.


Always displays the remaining media capacity indicator.
Displays the remaining recording time of movie for about 8 seconds in the following situations.


Numbers in the table are of when using Memory Stick PRO Duo media made by Sony Corporation. The recordable number of still images varies depending on the recording conditions or the type of Memory Stick media.
Touch 1, then 2. If the item is not on the screen, touch to change the page.
You can use Memory Stick PRO Duo media with a capacity of 256MB or smaller for recording still images. The numbers in the table are of the recordable number of still images of the maximum image size that can be recorded with your camcorder. Check the actual recordable number on the screen when you are recording still images (p. 133).


B VGA (0.3M) ( 640 480)
Records the still images of aspect ratio 4:3 clearly.

FILE NO. (File number)

Assigns file numbers in sequence, even if the Memory Stick PRO Duo media is replaced with another one.

0.2M (

640 360)
Records still images clearly in the 16:9 (wide) ratio.
Assigns individual file numbers for each Memory Stick PRO Duo media.
Number of still images recordable on the internal memory (DCR-DVD850)
You can record up to 9,999 still images on the internal memory. The recordable number of still images varies depending on the recording condition.

See page 82.

Number of still images recordable on Memory Stick PRO Duo media (approx.)
VGA (0.3M) 512MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 47000 94000


(Items to customize the display) CAMERA DATA
During playback, your camcorder displays the information (data code) recorded automatically at the time of recording. B OFF
Data code is not displayed. C SteadyShot off D Brightness E White balance F Gain G Shutter speed H Aperture value I Exposure z Tips
appears for still images recorded on other cameras using a flash. The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect your camcorder to a TV. Depending on the media condition, bars [--:--:--] appear.


Displays the date and time.


Displays camera setting data.

A Date B Time

LCD BL LEVEL (LCD backlight level)
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screens backlight. B NORMAL Touch 1, then 2. If the item is not on the screen, touch to change the page.

Standard brightness.

Brightens the LCD screen. b Notes
When you connect your camcorder to outside power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically selected for the setting. When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is slightly reduced during recording. If you open the LCD panel 180 degrees to face the screen outside and close the LCD panel to the camcorder body, the setting becomes [NORMAL] automatically.


Touch / to adjust the volume.
A melody sounds when you start/stop recording, or operate the touch panel.
This adjustment does not affect the recorded images in any way.


You can adjust the color of the LCD screen with /.

Low intensity z Tips

Cancels the melody and shutter sound.


You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen.
1 Adjust the brightness with 2 Touch. z Tips

High intensity



(HOME MENU) t page 79 The default settings are marked with B.

(HOME MENU) t page 79


See page 25.


See page 47.

You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Set your local area using / when using your camcorder in other time zones. Refer to the world time difference on page 117.


Shows displays such as the time code on the LCD screen and in the viewfinder.


Shows displays such as the time code on the TV screen, LCD screen, and in the viewfinder.


You can change this setting without stopping the clock. Set this to [ON] to move the time forward 1 hour.

1 Touch [MANUAL]. appears. 2 Adjust the exposure by touching. 3 Touch.
To return the setting to automatic exposure, touch [AUTO] t in step 1.

OPTION MENU (Continued)

You can record images effectively in various situations with the [SCENE SELECTION] function. B AUTO
Select this to automatically record images effectively without the [SCENE SELECTION] function.


Select this to bring out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background.


Select this to take night view without losing the mood.
Select this to prevent peoples faces from appearing excessively white when subjects are lit by strong light.
SPORTS** (Sports lesson) ( CANDLE ( )
Select this to take scene without losing candle mood.
Select this to minimize shake when recording fast moving subjects.
Select this to reproduce the atmosphere of scenes such as sunsets or sunrises.
Select this to take the vivid blue of the ocean or a lake.


Select this to take spectacular shots of fireworks.
Select this to take bright pictures of a white landscape.


Select this to record distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows that comes in between the camcorder and the subject.
* Your camcorder is set to focus only on distant subjects. ** Your camcorder is set not to focus on nearby subjects.
The [WHITE BAL.] setting is cleared when you set [SCENE SELECTION].
WHITE BAL. (White balance)
You can adjust the color balance to the brightness of the recording environment. B AUTO
The white balance is adjusted automatically.
flashes slowly if [ONE PUSH] could not be set. When [ONE PUSH] was selected, if keeps flashing after touching , set [WHITE BAL.] to [AUTO]. If you set [WHITE BAL.], [SCENE SELECTION] is automatically set to [AUTO].
If you changed the battery pack, or moved your camcorder to or from outdoors when [AUTO] was selected, aim your camcorder at a nearby white object with [AUTO] for about 10 seconds for better color balance adjustment. If you changed the [SCENE SELECTION] setting or moved your camcorder to or from outdoors during white balance setting with [ONE PUSH], you need to repeat the [ONE PUSH] operation.


The white balance is adjusted to be appropriate for the following recording conditions:
Outdoors Night views, neon signs and fireworks Sunrise or sunset Under daylight fluorescent lamps

Recommended USB cable connection
5 Follow the instructions on the
screen to create the disc.
It may take a long time to create a disc.
To assure the proper functioning of your camcorder, connect your camcorder to a computer as below.
Connect only the camcorder to the USB port of your computer. Do not connect anything else to other USB ports of a computer. When connecting to a computer with a USB keyboard and USB mouse connected as standard equipment, connect the camcorder to another USB port using the USB cable.

Other functions

Copying discs
You can copy a recorded disc to another disc using Video Disc Copier. Click [Start] - [All Programs] - [Sony Picture Utility] - [Video Disc Copier] to start the software. Refer to the Video Disc Copier help for details on the operation.
Operations are not guaranteed when multiple USB devices are connected to a computer. Be sure to connect the USB cable to a USB port. If the USB cable is connected to a computer via a USB keyboard or USB hub, operations are not guaranteed.

Editing movies

You can cut out only a necessary part from a movie and save it as another file. Using PMB, select the movie you want to edit, then click [Manipulate] - [Video Trimming] to display the Video Trimming window. Refer to PMB Guide for details on the operation (p. 99).
To disconnect the USB cable

1 Click the

icon on the task tray on the bottom right of the desk top.
2 Click [Safely remove USB Mass

Storage Device].

3 Touch [END] on the screen of
your camcorder. Performing with Your Computer
4 Touch [YES] on the screen of

your camcorder.

5 Disconnect the USB cable from
the camcorder and the computer.
Do not disconnect the USB cable while the ACCESS/access lamp is lit. Before turning off your camcorder, disconnect the USB cable following the proper procedures described above. Disconnect the USB cable using the proper procedures described above. Otherwise, files stored on the media may not be updated correctly. Also, disconnecting the USB cable improperly may cause a malfunction of the media.

Cannot recover data.

Writing data to the media has failed. Attempts were made to recover the data, but they were unsuccessful.

Please wait.

This is displayed if the disc removal process takes time. Turn on the camcorder and leave it for about 10 minutes, preventing vibration.
Inconsistencies found in Image Database File. Movies cannot be recorded or played. Do you want to repair the Image Database File?
The image database file is damaged. Touch [YES] to repair.

x Others

No further selection is possible.
To a Playlist, you can add 99 movies on the internal memory (DCR-DVD850) or Memory Stick PRO Duo media, or 999 movies on a disc (p. 61). The maximum number of images that you can select on the INDEX screen at one time is 100 when: deleting images protecting images, or releasing the protection dubbing movies copying still images editing a Playlist

Data protected.

The image has been protected. Cancel the protection.
Using your camcorder abroad

Power supply

You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range.
Representative plug of power supply cord of countries/regions around the world.

A Type (American Type)

B Type BF Type B3 Type (British Type) (British Type) (British Type)

C Type (CEE Type)

SE Type (CEE Type)

O Type (Ocean Type)

The representative supply voltage and plug type are described in this chart. Depend on an area, Different type of plug and supply voltage are used. Attention: Power cord meeting demands from each country shall be used. -For only the United States Use a UL Listed, 1.5-3 m (5-10 ft.), Type SPT-2 or NISPT-2, AWG no. 18 power supply cord, rated for 125 V 7 A, with a NEMA 1-15P plug rated for 125 V 15 A.
Europe Countries/regions Austria Belgium Czech Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Luxemburg Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Slovak Spain Sweden Switzerland UK Asia Countries/regions China Hong Kong India Indonesia Japan Korea (rep) Malaysia Philippines Singapore Taiwan Thailand Vietnam Voltage 127/Voltage 220 200/220 230/240 127/220/220 Frequency (Hz) Frequency (Hz) 50/Plug type C C C C C C C C C C C/BF C C C C C C C C C C C C BF Plug type A BF C C A C BF A/C BF A C/BF A/C

File/folder structure on the internal memory (DCR-DVD850) and Memory Stick PRO Duo media
The file/folder structure is shown below. You do not usually need to acknowledge the file/ folder structure, when recording/playing back images on the camcorder. To enjoy still images or movies by connecting to a computer, see PMB Guide (p. 99) on the supplied CD-ROM, then use the supplied application.
* Internal memory only (DCR-DVD850)
A Image database files When you delete the files, you cannot record/play back the images correctly. The files are defaulted as hidden files and not usually displayed. B Movie files (MPEG2 files) The extension of the files is.MPG. The maximum size is 2 GB. When the capacity of a file exceeds 2 GB, the file becomes divided. The file numbers go up automatically. When the capacity of a file number exceeds 9,999, another folder is created to record new movie files. The folder name goes up: [101PNV01] t [102PNV01] C Still image files (JPEG files) The extension of the files is.JPG. The file numbers go up automatically. When the capacity of a file number exceeds 9,999, another folder is created to store new image files. The folder name goes up: [101MSDCF] t [102MSDCF]
You can access the media in the camcorder from a computer connected by the USB cable (p. 97). Do not modify the files or folders in the camcorder from a computer. The image files may be destroyed or may not be played back. We (Sony) will not be responsible for the results of operating the data on the media in the camcorder from a computer. When you delete image files, follow the steps on page 50. Do not delete the image files on the media in the camcorder directly from a computer. Do not format the media in the camcorder using a computer. The camcorder may not operate correctly. Do not copy the files on Memory Stick PRO Duo media in the camcorder from a computer. We (Sony) will not be responsible for the results of this kind of operation.
Maintenance and precautions

About the disc

See page 14 for the details of discs which you can use with your camcorder. x Recording on the A side Place the disc in your camcorder with the side with the symbol at the center facing outwards until it clicks.


Hold the disc by its edge while supporting the center hole lightly. Do not touch the recording side (the opposite of the printed side when using a single-sided disc).
Before shooting, be sure to remove dust and fingerprints from the disc with a soft cloth. Otherwise you may not be able to record or play normally in some situations using that disc. When you set the disc in your camcorder, press firmly until it clicks. When the message [C:13:ss] appears on the LCD screen, open the disc cover and set the disc again. Do not attach any adhesive material such as a sticker on the surface of a disc. If you do so, the disc may become unbalanced, and this may cause a malfunction of the disc or your camcorder. Place the symbol facing outwards. Recording is made on the rear side. When using a double-sided disc, take care not to smudge the surface with fingerprints. When a double-sided disc is used in your camcorder, recording/playback are performed on that side only. You cannot switch to record on or play back the other side with the disc set to the camcorder. When recording/playback of one side is complete, remove the disc and turn it over to access the other side. Perform the following operations on each side of a double-sided disc: Finalizing (p. 68) Formatting (p. 73) Unfinalizing (p. 75)

About the Memory Stick media
Memory Stick media is compact, portable IC recording media with large data capacity. You can use only Memory Stick Duo media, which is about the half size of standard Memory Stick media, with your camcorder. However, we do not guarantee the operation of all types of Memory Stick Duo media on your camcorder.
Types of Memory Stick media Recording/ Playback
Memory Stick Duo media (with MagicGate) Memory Stick PRO Duo media
Do not let the Memory Stick PRO Duo media get wet. Keep the Memory Stick PRO Duo media out of the reach of small children. They might accidentally swallow it. Do not insert anything other than Memory Stick PRO Duo media into the Memory Stick Duo media slot. Doing so may cause a malfunction. Do not use or keep the Memory Stick PRO Duo media in the following locations: Places subject to extremely high temperature, such as a car parked outside in the summer Places under direct sunlight Places with extremely high humidity or subject to corrosive gases
Notes on using Memory Stick Micro media
To use Memory Stick Micro media with your camcorder, you need a Duo-sized M2 Adaptor. Insert the Memory Stick Micro media into the Duo-sized M2 Adaptor, and then insert the adaptor into the Memory Stick Duo media slot. If you insert Memory Stick Micro media into your camcorder without using a Duo-sized M2 Adaptor, you might not be able to remove it from your camcorder. Keep the Memory Stick Micro media out of the reach of small children. They might accidentally swallow it.
On image data compatibility
Image data files recorded on Memory Stick PRO Duo media by your camcorder conform to the Design rule for Camera File system universal standard established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). On your camcorder, you cannot play back still images recorded on other devices (DCRTRV900 or DSC-D700/D770) that do not conform to the universal standard. (These models are not sold in some regions.) If you cannot use Memory Stick PRO Duo media that has been used with another device, format it with your camcorder (p. 73). Note that formatting erases all information on the Memory Stick PRO Duo media. You may not be able to play back images with your camcorder: if image data are modified on a computer. if image data are recorded with other devices.

About storage of the battery pack
If the battery pack is not used for a long time, fully charge the battery pack and use it up on your camcorder once a year to maintain proper function. To store the battery pack, remove it from your camcorder and put it in a dry, cool place. To discharge the battery pack on your camcorder completely, touch (HOME) t (SETTINGS) t [GENERAL SET] t [A.SHUT OFF] t [NEVER] and leave your camcorder in recording standby until the power goes off (p. 87).
To use the battery pack effectively
Battery pack performance decreases when the ambient temperature is 10 C (50 F) or below, and the length of time you can use the battery pack becomes shorter. In that case, do one of the followings to use the battery pack for a longer time. Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up, and insert it in your camcorder right before you start taking shots. Use a large capacity battery pack: NP-FH70/ NP-FH100 (sold separately). Frequent use of the LCD screen or a frequent playback, fast forward or reverse operation wears out the battery pack faster. We recommend using a large capacity battery pack: NP-FH70/NP-FH100 (sold separately). Be sure to set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) when not recording or playing back on your camcorder. The battery pack is also

About battery life

Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one. Each batterys life is governed by storage, operating and environmental conditions.
About handling of your camcorder

On use and care

Do not use or store the camcorder and accessories in the following locations: Anywhere extremely hot, cold, or humid. Never leave them exposed to temperatures above 60 C (140 F), such as under direct sunlight, near heaters or in a car parked in the sun. They may malfunction or become deformed. Near strong magnetic fields or mechanical vibration. The camcorder may malfunction. Near strong radio waves or radiation. The camcorder may not be able to record properly. Near AM receivers and video equipment. Noise may occur. On a sandy beach or anywhere dusty. If sand or dust gets in your camcorder, it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired. Near windows or outdoors, where the LCD screen, the viewfinder, or the lens may be exposed to direct sunlight. This damages the inside of the viewfinder or the LCD screen. Operate your camcorder on DC 6.8 V/7.2 V (battery pack) or DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor). For DC or AC operation, use the accessories recommended in these operating instructions. Do not let your camcorder get wet, for example, from rain or sea water. If your camcorder gets wet, it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired. If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping on the product. Be particularly careful of the lens. Keep the POWER switch setting to OFF (CHG) when you are not using your camcorder. Do not wrap your camcorder with a towel, for example, and operate it. Doing so might cause heat to build up inside. When disconnecting the power cord (mains lead), pull it by the plug and not the cord.



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