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|Simply so easy to use that I am not carrying my still camera with me. This is good enough.|
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You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The numbers in ( ) are the supplied quantity. AC Adaptor (1) Power cord (Mains lead) (1) A/V connecting cable (1) USB cable (1) Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV30 (1) CD-ROM Handycam Application Software (1)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
(software, including PMB Help) Handbook (PDF)
Operating Guide (This manual) (1)
See page 18 for the memory card you can use with this camcorder.
Using the camcorder
Do not hold the camcorder by the following parts, and also do not hold the camcorder by the jack covers.
The supplied interface cable must be used with the equipment in order to comply with the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
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
The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed or waterproofed. See Precautions (p.57).
Menu items, LCD panel, and lens
A menu item that is grayed out is not available under the current recording or playback conditions. The LCD screen is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology, so over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (white, red, blue, or green in color) that appear constantly on the LCD screen. These points are normal results of the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording in any way.
If you cannot record/play back images, perform [MEDIA FORMAT]
actually appear on your camcorder. And, the illustrations of your camcorder and its screen indication are exaggerated or simplified for understandability. In this manual, the internal hard disk (DCRSR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E), the internal memory (DCR-SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E) of your camcorder and memory card are called recording media. Design and specifications of your camcorder and accessories are subject to change without notice.
If you repeat recording/deleting images for a long time, fragmentation of data occurs on the recording media. Images cannot be saved or recorded. In such a case, save your images on some type of external media first, and then perform [MEDIA FORMAT] by touching (MENU) [Show others] [MEDIA [MANAGE MEDIA] FORMAT] (under category) the desired medium (DCR-SR58E/ SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/. SX63E) [YES] [YES] Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens, which was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and produces superior images. It adopts the MTF measurement system for video cameras and offers a quality typical of a Carl Zeiss lens. MTF= Modulation Transfer Function. The number value indicates the amount of light from a subject coming into the lens. We recommend using genuine Sony accessories. Availability of such products is subject to country/region.
Confirm the model name of your camcorder
The model name is shown in this manual when there is a difference in specification between models. Confirm the model name on the bottom of your camcorder. The main differences in specification of this series are as follows.
Carl Zeiss lens
Notes on optional accessories
About images, illustrations, and screen displays of this manual
The example images used in this manual for illustration purposes are captured using a digital still camera, and therefore may appear different from images and screen indicators that
DCRSR58E DCRSR68E DCRSR78E DCRSR88E DCRSX33E DCRSX43E DCRSX34E DCRSX44E DCRSX53E DCRSX63E
Recording Capacity media of internal recording media 80 GB Internal hard disk + memory card 120 GB
Internal memory + memory card
Output only Input/ output Output only Input/ output Output only Input/ output Output only Input/ output Output only Input/ output
Notes on use
Do not do any of the following, otherwise, the recording media may be damaged, recorded images may be impossible to play back or may be lost, or other malfunctions could occur. Eject the memory card when the access lamp (p.19) is lit or flashing Remove the battery pack or AC Adaptor from the camcorder, or subject the camcorder to (Movie)/ shock or vibration when the (Photo) lamps (p.15) or the access lamp (p.19) are lit or flashing When using a shoulder belt (sold separately), do not crash the camcorder against an object. Do not use your camcorder in very loud areas.
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.
Step 2: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time
Open the LCD screen of your camcorder.
Your camcorder turns on.
To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is open, press POWER.
MODE lamp Getting started
Select the desired geographical area with
Touch the button on the LCD screen.
, then touch [NEXT].
To set the date and time again, touch (MENU) [Show others] [CLOCK/ LANG] [GENERAL SET] category) [CLOCK SET]. When an item is not on the screen, touch (under / until the item appears.
Set [SUMMERTIME], date and time, then touch
The clock starts.
If you set [SUMMERTIME] to [ON], the clock advances 1 hour.
Notes The date and time do not appear during recording, but they are automatically recorded on the recording (MENU) media, and can be displayed during playback. To display the date and time, touch [PLAYBACK] category) [DATA CODE] [DATE/ [Show others] [PLAYBACK SET] (under . TIME] You can turn off the operation beeps by touching (MENU) [Show others] [SOUND/DISP [GENERAL SET] category) [BEEP] [OFF] . SET] (under If the button you touch does not react correctly, calibrate the touch panel.
To turn off the power
Close the LCD screen. The off.
(Movie) lamp flashes for a few seconds and the power is turned
Tips You can turn off your camcorder also by pressing POWER. When [POWER ON BY LCD] is set to [OFF], turn off your camcorder by pressing POWER.
Changing the language setting
You can change the on-screen displays to show messages in a specified language. (MENU) [Show others] [CLOCK/ LANG] (under [GENERAL SET] Touch . category) [ LANGUAGE SET] a desired language
Step 3: Preparing the recording media
The recording media that can be used differs depending on your camcorder. The following icons are displayed on the screen of your camcorder. DCR-SX33E/SX43E:
* Internal memory * Internal hard disk
Size of memory cards that can be used with your camcorder
Only Memory Stick Duo media that is about a half the size of the standard Memory Stick media, and standard-sized SD memory cards can be used. Do not attach a label, etc., to a memory card or memory card adaptor. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
Open the cover, orient the memory cards notched corner as shown in the illustration, and insert into the memory card slot until it clicks.
Close the cover after inserting the memory card.
Note direction of notched corner.
The [Create a new Image Database File.] screen may appear if you insert a new memory card. In that case, touch [YES]. If you record only photos on the memory card, touch [NO].
Confirm the direction of the memory card. If you forcibly insert the memory card in the wrong direction, the memory card, memory card slot, or image data may be damaged.
Notes If [Failed to create a new Image Database File. It may be possible that there is not enough free space.] (MENU) [Show others] [MEDIA is displayed, initialize the memory card by touching [MANAGE MEDIA] category) [MEMORY CARD] (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/ FORMAT] (under. SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E) [YES] [YES]
To eject the memory card
Open the cover and lightly push the memory card in once.
Do not open the cover during recording. When inserting or ejecting the memory card, be careful so that the memory card does not pop out and drop.
Dubbing or copying movies and photos from the internal recording media to memory card (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/ SX63E)
Touch (MENU) [Show others] [MOVIE DUB]/[PHOTO COPY] (under [EDIT] category), then follow the displays on the screen.
In the default setting, movies are recorded on the following recording media. DCR-SX33E/SX43E: Memory card DCR-SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E: Internal memory DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E: Internal hard disk
Tips See page 17 on changing the recording media (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E).
To open the lens cover
Slide the LENS COVER switch to open. DCR-SR58E/SR68E/ SR78E/SR88E DCR-SX33E/SX34E/SX43E/ SX44E/SX53E/SX63E
Tips When you finish recording or when you play back images, close the lens cover.
Fasten the grip belt.
To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p.15). You can switch recording modes by pressing MODE. Press MODE to light up the desired recording mode lamp.
(Movie): When recording a movie (Photo): When shooting a photo
Press START/STOP to start recording.
You can start recording also by touching in the bottom left of the LCD screen.
To stop recording, press START/STOP again.
You can stop recording also by touching in the bottom left of LCD screen.
The icons and indicators on the LCD panel will be displayed for about 3 seconds, then disappear after turning on your camcorder or switching the recording (movie/photo)/playback modes. To display the icons and indicators again, touch anywhere on the screen except the rec & zoom buttons on the LCD.
Rec & zoom buttons on LCD
about 3sec after
Notes If you close the LCD screen while recording movies, the camcorder stops recording. The maximum continuous recordable time of movies is about 13 hours. When a movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie file is created automatically. It will take several seconds until you can start recording after you turn on the camcorder. You cannot operate your camcorder during this time.
The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the recording media after recording has finished. During this time, do not apply shock or vibration to the camcorder, or remove the battery or AC Adaptor. Access lamp (p.19) is lit or flashing The media icon in the upper right of the LCD screen is flashing Tips When a face is detected, a white frame appears and the image quality around the face is optimized automatically ([FACE DETECTION]). You can capture photos from recorded movies (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX43E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E). See page 61 on the recordable time of movies. (MENU) You can check the recordable time, estimated remaining capacity, etc., by touching [MANAGE MEDIA] category). [Show others] [MEDIA INFO] (under The LCD screen of your camcorder can display recording images across the entire screen (full pixel display). However, this may cause slight trimming of the top, bottom, right and left edges of images when played back on a TV which is not compatible with full pixel display. In this case, set [GUIDEFRAME] to [ON], and record images using the outer frame displayed on the screen as a guide. [ STEADYSHOT] is set to [ON] in the default setting. To adjust the angle of the LCD panel, first open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), and then adjust the angle ().
90 degrees (max.) 180 degrees (max.) 90 degrees to the camcorder
Data code during recording
The recording date, time and condition are recorded automatically on the recording media. They are not displayed during recording. However, you can check them as [DATA CODE] (MENU) [Show others] [PLAYBACK during playback. To display them, touch [PLAYBACK] category) a desired setting . SET] (under
In the default setting, photos are recorded on the following recording media. DCR-SX33E/SX43E: Memory card DCR-SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E: Internal memory DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E: Internal hard disk
Press MODE to turn on the
The LCD screen display switches for photo recording mode, and the screen aspect ratio becomes 4:3.
Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully.
You can record photos also by touching
on the LCD screen.
Flashes Lights up
disappears, the photo is recorded.
Tips (MENU) [Show others] [ IMAGE SIZE] (under To change the image size, touch . [PHOTO SETTINGS] category) a desired setting You can check the recordable number of photos on the LCD screen (p.63).
Playback on the camcorder
In the default setting, movies and photos that are recorded on the following recording media are played. DCR-SX33E/SX43E: Memory card DCR-SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E: Internal memory DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E: Internal hard disk
To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p.15).
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears after some seconds.
You can display the VISUAL INDEX screen also by touching screen.
(VIEW IMAGES) on the LCD
Touch (Movie) () a desired movie () to play back a movie. Touch the (Photo) () a desired photo () to view a photo.
Movies are displayed and sorted by recording date.
Switches operating button display.
To MENU screen Displays the screen to select the index type ([DATE INDEX]/[ FILM ROLL]/ [ FACE]). / : Displays movies recorded on the previous/next date.* / : Displays the previous/next movie. Returns to the recording screen.
* is displayed when is touched.
You can scroll the display by touching and dragging or. appears with the movie or photo that was most recently played or recorded. If you touch the movie or photo with , you can continue playback from the previous time. ( appears on the photo recorded on a memory card.)
Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie.
Volume adjustment Previous To stop To fast-reverse
Next OPTION To fast-forward To pause/play
Tips When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen. / during pause to play back movies slowly. Touch / during playback, movies are played as fast as about 5 times As you repeat touching about 10 times about 30 times about 60 times. (MENU) [Show others] [VISUAL You can display the VISUAL INDEX by touching [PLAYBACK] category). INDEX] (under The recording date, time, and shooting conditions are recorded automatically during recording. This information is not displayed during recording, but you can display it during playback by touching [PLAYBACK] category) [DATA (MENU) [Show others] [PLAYBACK SET] (under . CODE] a desired setting
To delete all the movies/photos recorded on the same day at one time
Touch (MENU) [Show others] [DELETE] (under [EDIT] category). To delete movies, touch [ DELETE] [ DELETE].
In step 2, touch [ DELETE] [ DELETE by date].
Notes You cannot delete photos on memory card by recording date.
To delete all photos on the same day at one time, touch [ DELETE] [ DELETE by date].
To delete photos, touch [ [ DELETE].
Touch and display the mark on the movies or photos to be deleted.
Touch / to select the recording date of the desired movies/photos, then. touch
Touch the image down on the LCD screen to to confirm the image. Touch return to the previous screen.
Preparing a computer
You can perform following operations using PMB (Picture Motion Browser). Importing images to a computer Viewing and editing imported images Creating a disc Uploading movies and photos to websites To save movies and photos using a computer, install PMB from the supplied CD-ROM beforehand.
Notes Do not format the media of your camcorder from a computer. Your camcorder may not operate correctly. You can create discs using 12 cm discs of following type with PMB. DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+R DL: Unrewritable DVD-RW/DVD+RW: Rewritable
Others USB port (this must be provided as standard, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compatible)), DVD burner (CD-ROM drive is necessary for installation)
*1Standard installation is required. Operation is
not assured if the OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment. *264-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or newer is required to use disc creation function, etc. *3Starter (Edition) is not supported. *4Faster processor is recommended.
Notes Operation with all computer environments is not assured.
When using a Macintosh
The supplied software PMB is not supported by Macintosh computers. To import the movies and photos to the computer, please contact Apple Inc.
Step 1 Checking the computer system
OS*1 Microsoft Windows XP SP3*2/Windows Vista SP2*3/Windows 7 CPU*4 Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or faster Application DirectX 9.0c or later (This product is based on DirectX technology. It is necessary to have DirectX installed.) Memory 256 MB or more Other system requirements for OS should be met. Hard disk Disk volume required for installation: Approximately 500 MB (5 GB or more may be necessary when creating DVD discs.) Display Minimum 1,dots
Step 2 Installing the supplied software PMB
Install PMB before connecting your camcorder to a computer.
Notes If a version of PMB under 5.0.00 has been installed on your computer, you can start all applications from PMB Launcher by installing PMB from the supplied CD-ROM. Doubleclick the PMB Launcher short-cut icon on the computer screen to start PMB Launcher. If a version of PMB under 5.0.00 has been installed on your computer, you may be unable to use some functions of those PMB.
Confirm that your camcorder is not connected to the computer. Turn on the computer.
then click [Next] [Install]. Turn on your camcorder, then connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Log on as an Administrator for installation. Close all applications running on the computer before installing the software.
Place the supplied CD-ROM in the disc drive of your computer.
The installation screen appears.
If the screen does not appear, click [Start] [Computer] (in Windows XP, [My Computer]), then double-click [SONYPMB (E:)] (CD-ROM)*. * Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary depending on the computer.
The [USB SELECT] screen appears on the camcorder screen automatically.
Touch the one of the media types displayed on the screen to make the computer recognize your camcorder.
[ USB CONNECT]: Internal hard disk (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/ SR88E) [ USB CONNECT]: Internal memory (DCR-SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/ SX63E) [ USB CONNECT]: Memory card
Select the country or region. Select the language for the application to be installed, then proceed to the next screen. Read the terms of the license agreement carefully. If you agree to the terms, change to , and
The displayed recording media differ depending on the model. If the [USB SELECT] screen does not (MENU) [Show appear, touch others] [USB CONNECT] (under [OTHERS] category).
Click [Continue] on the computer screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
Depending on the computer, you may need to install third party software. If the installation screen appears, follow the instructions to install the required software. Restart the computer if required to complete the installation. Connect the camcorder to the computer during the installation.
To disconnect your camcorder from the computer
icon at the bottom right of the desktop of the computer [Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device].
When the installation is completed, following icons will appear. Remove the CD-ROM from your computer.
Touch [END] [YES] on the camcorder Disconnect the USB cable.
: Starts PMB. : Displays PMB Help. : Displays PMB Launcher. PMB Launcher enables you to start PMB or other software, or to open web sites.
Turn on your camcorder, then connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Importing movies and photos to a computer
Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
Movies and photos recorded on your camcorder can be imported to a computer. Turn on the computer beforehand.
Notes Movies and photos are not saved on the computer when you perform One Touch Disc Burn.
Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.14).
The [USB SELECT] screen appears on the camcorder screen.
Touch the recording media that contains the images you want to save on the camcorder screen.
[ USB CONNECT]: Internal hard disk [ USB CONNECT]: Internal memory [ USB CONNECT]: Memory card
The [Import] window appears on the computer screen.
Creating a disc
Refer to PMB Help (p.36) for details.
You can create a disc by selecting movies previously imported to your computer (p.37).
Start PMB (p.36). Click [Calendar] or [Index] on the left side in the window, and select the folder or date, then select the movies.
Movies and photos are imported to your computer. When the operation is completed, the PMB screen appears.
To select plural movies, hold the Ctrl key down and click thumbnails.
At the top of the window, click [Create DVD-Video Format Discs (STD)].
The window used to select movies appears.
To add movies to the previously selected ones, select the movies in the main window and drag and drop onto the window for selecting movies.
Follow the instructions on the screen to create a disc.
Capturing photos from a movie
You can save a frame of a movie as a photo file. Double-click the movie to be edited on PMB, then click [Show Edit Palette] on the right side of the screen [Save Frame]. See PMB Help (p.36) for details.
It may take a long time to create a disc.
Copying a disc
You can copy a recorded disc to another disc using Video Disc Copier. Click [Start] [All Programs] [PMB] [PMB Launcher] [Disc creation] [Video Disc Copier] to start the software. See Video Disc Copier help on the operation.
You can cut out only necessary parts from a movie and save it as another file. Double-click the movie to be edited on PMB, then click [Show Edit Palette] on the right side of the screen [Trim Video], or select the [Manipulate] menu [Edit] [Trim Video]. See PMB Help (p.36) for details.
Saving images in external media
You can save movies and photos on external media (USB storage device), such as an external hard disk drive. You can also play back images on the camcorder or another playback device.
Notes For this operation, you need the USB Adaptor Cable VMC-UAM1 (sold separately). The USB Adaptor Cable VMC-UAM1 may not be available in some countries/regions. You cannot use the following devices as an external media. media with a capacity exceeding 2 TB ordinary disc drive such as CD or DVD drive media connected via USB hub media with built-in USB hub card reader You may not be able to use external media with a code function. FAT file system is available for your camcorder. If the external media was formatted to NTFS file system, etc., format the external media on your camcorder before use. The format screen appears when the external media is connected to your camcorder. The format screen may appear even in the case of media utilizing the FAT file system. Operation is not assured with every connectable device. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC adaptor (p.14). Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the external media. Refer to the Sony support page for your country/region for details on external media that can be used.
Touch [YES] camcorder screen.
To save desired movies and photos
You can also save images recorded on memory cards.
To play back images in the external media on the camcorder
Touch [Play without copying.] in step 5 above. The VISUAL INDEX screen of the external media is displayed.
Notes You cannot search or copy photos recorded on
Creating a disc with a DVD writer, recorder
Play back the image (p.25).
You can also view images on a TV connected to your camcorder (p.28).
Creating a disc with the dedicated DVD writer, DVDirect Express
You can create a disc or play back the images on a created disc by using the dedicated DVD writer, DVDirect Express (sold separately). Refer also to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD writer.
Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.14). Only unused discs of the following types can be used: 12cm DVD-R 12cm DVD+R The device does not support two-layered discs. DVDirect Express is referred to as DVD writer in this section.
Notes The Date Index of photos cannot be displayed. If your camcorder does not recognize the external media, try the following operations. Reconnect the USB Adaptor Cable to your camcorder If the external media has the AC power cable, connect it to the wall outlet (wall socket)
To finish the external media connection
Touch on the VISUAL INDEX screen of the external media. Disconnect the USB Adaptor Cable.
Connect the AC Adaptor and the power cord (mains lead) to the DC IN jack of your camcorder and the wall outlet (wall socket) (p.14). Turn on your camcorder, and connect the DVD writer to the (USB) jack of your camcorder with the USB cable of the DVD writer.
Insert an unused disc into the DVD writer, and close the disc tray.
The [DISC BURN] screen appears on the camcorder screen.
To customize a disc with DISC BURN OPTION
Perform this operation in the following cases:
When When When
dubbing a desired image creating multiple copies of the same
(DISC BURN) on the DVD
Movies recorded on the internal recording media that have not been saved on any discs will be recorded onto the disc (DCR-SR58E/SR68E/ SR78E/SR88E/SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/ SX63E). Movies that have not been saved on any discs will be recorded onto the disc (DCR-SX33E/SX43E).
REPAIR IMG.DB F. HDD*1.. Repairs the image database file on the internal hard disk (p.57). INT. MEMORY*2.. Repairs the image database file on the internal memory (p.57). MEMORY CARD*1*2. Repairs the image database file on the memory card (p.57).
(GENERAL SET) category
SOUND/DISP SET VOLUME.. Adjusts the volume of playback sound (p.26). BEEP. Sets whether the camcorder sounds operation beeps or not. LCD BRIGHT.. Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen. LCD BL LEVEL. Adjusts the backlight of the LCD screen. LCD COLOR.. Adjusts the color intensity of the LCD screen. DISPLAY SET. Sets the duration that icons or indicators are displayed on the LCD screen. OUTPUT SETTINGS TV TYPE.. Converts the signal depending on the TV connected (p.28). DISP OUTPUT. Sets whether the on-screen displays appears on the TV screen or not. CLOCK/ LANG CLOCK SET. Sets the date and time (p.15). AREA SET.. Adjusts for a time difference without stopping the clock (p.15). SUMMERTIME. Sets the summertime (p.15). LANGUAGE SET.. Sets the display language (p.16). POWER SETTINGS A.SHUT OFF.. Changes the [A.SHUT OFF] setting (p.13). POWER ON BY LCD. Sets whether or not the camcorder is turned on and off when you open and close the LCD screen. OTHER SETTINGS DEMO MODE. Sets whether the demonstration appears or not. CALIBRATION. Calibrates the touch panel. DROP SENSOR*1. Activates or deactivates the drop sensor.
*1DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E *2DCR-SX34E/SX44E/SX53E/SX63E *3DCR-SX43E
Getting detailed information from the Handycam Handbook
The Handycam Handbook is a user guide designed to be read on a computer screen. The Handycam Handbook is intended to be read when you want to know more about operating your camcorder.
To view the Handycam Handbook, double-click the short-cut icon on the computer screen.
To install the Handycam Handbook on a Windows computer, place the supplied CD-ROM in the disc drive of your computer. On the installation screen displayed, click [Handbook].
When using a Macintosh, open the [Handbook] [GB] folder in the CD-ROM, then copy [Handbook.pdf]. You need Adobe Reader to read Handycam Handbook. If it is not installed on your computer, you can download it from the Adobe Systems web page: http://www.adobe.com/ Refer to PMB Help for details on the supplied software PMB (p.36).
Select the desired language and the model name of your camcorder, then click [Install]. Install by following the instructions on the screen.
Note on disposal/transfer of memory card
Even if you delete data in the memory card or format the memory card on your camcorder or a computer, you may not delete data from the memory card completely. When you give the memory card to somebody, it is recommended that you delete data completely using data deletion software on a computer. Also, when you dispose of the memory card, it is recommended that you destroy the actual body of the memory card.
Color temperature: [AUTO], [ONE PUSH], [INDOOR] (3200K), [OUTDOOR] (5800K) Minimum illumination 3lx (lux) ([AUTO SLW SHUTTR] is set to [ON], shutter speed 1/25 second)
A/V Remote Connector: Video/audio output jack USB jack: mini-AB (DCR-SR58E/SR78E/SX33E/SX34E/SX53E: output only)
Mass (approx.) DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E: 280g (9oz) main unit only 320g (11oz) including the supplied rechargeable battery pack DCR-SX33E/SX34E/SX43E/SX44E/SX53E/ SX63E: 190g (6oz) main unit only 230g (8oz) including the supplied rechargeable battery pack and memory card
AC Adaptor AC-L200C/AC-L200D
Power requirements: AC 100V - 240V, 50Hz/60Hz Current consumption: 0.35A - 0.18A Power consumption: 18W Output voltage: DC 8.4V* Operating temperature: 0C to 40C (32 F to 104 F) Storage temperature: 20C to + 60C (-4 F to +140 F) Dimensions (approx.): 81mm (115/16 13/16 31/4in.) (w/h/d) excluding the projecting parts Mass (approx.): 170g (6.0oz) excluding the power cord (mains lead)
* See the label on the AC Adaptor for other
Picture: 6.7cm (2.7 type, aspect ratio 16:9) Total number of pixels: 230400 (960 240)
Power requirements: DC 6.8 V/7.2 V (battery pack) DC 8.4V (AC Adaptor) Average power consumption: During camera recording, using LCD screen at normal brightness: DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E: 2.0W DCR-SX33E/SX34E/SX43E/SX44E/SX53E/ SX63E: 1.8W Operating temperature: 0C to 40C (32 F to 104 F) Storage temperature: 20C to + 60C (-4 F to +140 F) Dimensions (approx.) DCR-SR58E/SR68E/SR78E/SR88E 107mm (21/4 25/8 41/4in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts 115mm (21/4 25/8 45/8in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts, and the supplied rechargeable battery pack attached DCR-SX33E/SX34E/SX43E/SX44E/SX53E/ SX63E 103mm (2 21/4 41/8in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts 112mm (2 21/4 41/2in.) (w/ h/d) including the projecting parts, and the supplied rechargeable battery pack attached
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV30
Maximum output voltage: DC 8.4V Output voltage: DC 7.2V Maximum charge voltage: DC 8.4V Maximum charge current: 2.12A Capacity typical: 3.6Wh (500mAh) minimum: 3.6Wh (500mAh) Type: Li-ion Design and specifications of your camcorder and accessories are subject to change without notice. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Expected charging and running time for the supplied battery pack (in minute)
Charging time (full charge) Continuous recording time Typical recording time Playback time
Internal memory (4GB)
[HQ] [SP] [LP]
DCR-SX33E/SX34E/ DCR-SR58E/SR68E/ SX43E/SX44E/ SR78E/SR88E SX53E/SX63E
Internal memory (16GB)
The recordable time may vary depending on the recording and subject conditions, [ REC MODE]. Recording condition: Recording mode [SP]. Typical recording time shows the time when you repeat recording start/stop, switching the MODE lamp, and zooming.
Example of expected recording time of movies in a memory card
For 4 GB capacity
55 (50) 80 (50) 175 (110)
Expected recording time of movies in the internal recording media (in minute)
To set the recording mode, touch (MENU) [Show others] [ REC [SHOOTING SET] MODE] (under category). In the default setting, the recording mode is [SP] (p.51).
Internal hard disk (80GB)
The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable time. On charging/recording/playback time Measured when using the camcorder at 25C (77 F) (10C to 30C (50 F to 86 F) is recommended) The recording and playback time will be shorter in low temperatures, or depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder.
Internal hard disk (120GB)
Handycam and are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. Memory Stick, , Memory Stick Duo, , Memory Stick PRO Duo, , Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, , Memory Stick Micro, MagicGate, , MagicGate Memory Stick and MagicGate Memory Stick Duo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. InfoLITHIUM is a trademark of Sony Corporation. DVDirect is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Macintosh and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Intel, Intel Core, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Adobe Acrobat are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. SDXC and SDHC logo are trademarks of SD3C, LLC. MultiMediaCard is a trademark of MultiMediaCard Association. All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, and are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
|Camcorder Sensor Resolution||800 Kpix|
|Camcorder Effective Video Resolution||490 Kpix|
|Camcorder Effective Still Resolution||0.41 Mpix|
|Widescreen Video Capture||Yes|
|Media Type||Flash card|
|Optical Sensor Type||Advanced HAD CCD|
|Optical Sensor Size||1/8"|
|Min Illumination||3 lux|
|Analog Video Format||PAL|
|Digital Zoom||2000 x|
|Recording Speed||SP, LP, HQ|
|Shooting Modes||Digital photo mode|
|Shooting Programs||Spotlight, landscape, portrait mode, twilight portrait, fireworks, twilight mode, sunset, candle, beach, snow, sunrise|
|Digital Scene Transition||White fader, black fader|
|Image Stabilizer||Electronic (Steady Shot)|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/3500 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||1/3 sec|
|Exposure Modes||Program, automatic|
|White Balance||Custom, automatic, presets|
|White Balance Presets||Indoor, outdoor|
|Digital Video Format||MPEG-2|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||Memory Stick Duo, SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo|
|Image Storage||JPEG 640 x 480|
|Type||Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 108 mm - f/1.8-6.0|
|Focal Length||1.8 mm - 108 mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, manual|
|Auto Focus||TTL contrast detection|
|Optical Zoom||60 x|
|Zoom Adjustment||Motorized drive|
|Filter Size||30 mm|
|Lens Manufacturer||Carl Zeiss|
|Features||Built-in lens shield|
|Low Lux / Night Mode||Yes|
|Digital Still Camera Function||Yes|
|Search Modes||Index search, face index search|
|Additional Features||Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, touch-screen control, built-in speaker, backlight compensation, digital noise reduction, PictBridge support, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, face detection, Smile Detection technology|
|Type||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color|
|Display Form Factor||Rotating|
|Display Format||230,400 pixels|
|Type||Microphone - built-in|
|Microphone Technology||Electret condenser|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Microphone Features||Zoom, wind noise reduction|
|Connector Type||1 x composite video/audio output 1 x USB 1 x S-Video output|
|Expansion Slot(s)||1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo 1 x SD Memory Card|
|Software||Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Support||MS Windows 7, MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows Vista|
|Peripheral Devices||USB port, CD-ROM drive|
|Cables Included||A/V cable USB cable|
|Power Device||Power adapter - external|
|Supported Battery||Sony NP-FV30|
|Supported Battery Details||1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )|
|Universal Product Identifiers|
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