Sony HDR-CX230 Operating Guide

Sony HDR-CX230 Manual

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  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 1
    ... images on an external media device Customizing your camcorder Please also refer to : Others/Index http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/Support/ HDR-CX220/CX220E/CX230/CX230E/CX280/CX280E/CX290/CX290E/ PJ220/PJ220E/PJ230/PJ230E
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 2
    Read this first Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence ...Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. HDRSerial No....
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 3
    .... Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near ...any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Do not install near any ... exit from the apparatus. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. Use only with the cart,...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 4
    ... Romania Russia Slovak Spain Sweden Switzerland UK Voltage 230 230 220 230 230 230 230 220 220 230 230 220 230 230 230 220 230 220 220 220 127/230 230 230 240 Frequency (Hz) 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 ... 200/220 230/240 127/230 100 220 240 220/230 230 110 Frequency (Hz) 50 50 50 50 50/60 60 50...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 5
    ...BF A/C Oceania Countries/regions Australia New Zealand Voltage 240 230/240 Frequency (Hz) 50 50 Plug type O O ... Iraq Israel Saudi Arabia Turkey UAE Voltage 220 220 230 127/220 220 240 Frequency (Hz) 50 50 ... Tunisia Voltage 127/220 220 220 220 240 230 220/230 230 220 Frequency (Hz) 50 50 50 50...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 6
    ... lithium ion batteries. Be sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that can charge the ...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 ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 7
    ... matters only. Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: HDR-CX230 Responsible Party: Sony ... operation. Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: HDR-PJ230 Responsible Party: Sony ... Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: HDR-CX220 Responsible Party: ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 8
    Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: HDR-CX290 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. ... on European Union legislation shall be addressed to the authorized representative, Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters, ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 9
    ... fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 10
    ...region. To view your recordings on a TV, you need a TV that supports the signal format for your camcorder. For details on the signal format, refer to "How to use this manual" (p. 12). Television programs, films, video tapes, and other materials may be ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 11
    ...  HDMI cable (1)  USB connection support cable (1)  Learning more about the camcorder ("Handycam" User Guide) "Handycam" User Guide is an on-line manual. Refer to it...Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV30 (1)  "Operating Guide" (This manual) (1) Only for HDR-CX280/CX280E/CX290/ ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 12
    ... your camcorder See the bottom of your camcorder. Model name (HDR-xxx) Differences in functions Recording media .../Output Output only Input/Output Output only Model name HDR-CX220/ PJ220 HDR-CX220E/ PJ220E HDR-CX230/ PJ230 HDR-CX230E/ PJ230E HDR-CX280 HDR-CX280E HDR-CX290 HDR-CX290E Signal format ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 13
    Differences in equipment Illustration used in this manual are based on HDR-PJ230E. Model name HDR-CX220/CX220E/CX230/CX230E/CX280/ CX280E/CX290/CX290E HDR-... in supplied items Model name HDR-CX220/CX220E/CX230/CX230E HDR-CX280/CX280E/CX290/CX290E/ PJ220/PJ220E/PJ230/PJ230E AC Adaptor  ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 14
    Table of contents Read this first...2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS...3 Learning more about the camcorder ("Handycam" User Guide)...11 Selecting items on the LCD screen...11 Supplied Items...11 How to use this manual...12 Differences in functions...12 Differences in ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 15
    ... image quality (STD) disc with a recorder...34 Saving images on an external media device with high definition (HD) image quality (Models with an AC Adaptor)...35 Customizing your camcorder Using menus...36 Menu lists...37 Table of contents ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 16
    ...11)  (View Images) button  PROJECTOR FOCUS lever (29)  Projector lens (29) HDR-CX220/CX220E/CX230/CX230E/ CX280/CX280E/CX290/CX290E  Lens (Carl Zeiss lens)  LENS COVER switch  Built-in microphones HDR-PJ220/PJ220E/PJ230/PJ230E HDR-PJ220/PJ220E/PJ230...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 17
    ...-in USB Cable (19)  Memory card access lamp (22) While the lamp is lit or flashing, the camcorder is reading or writing data.  Tripod receptacle Attach a... on the specifications of the tripod, your camcorder may not attach in the proper direction.  Memory card slot (22) ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 18
    Getting started Charging the battery pack For information on your camcorder model, see the following page: ...  p.12 Supplied items  p.13 Attaching/Removing the battery pack Close the LCD screen and attach the battery pack.   Align the indentation on the camcorder and projection on the ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 19
    ...with an AC Adaptor) Connect the AC Adaptor () and the power cord (mains lead) () to your camcorder and the wall outlet (wall socket).   ... (charge) lamp DC IN jack Charging the battery using your computer Connect the camcorder to a running computer using the Built...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 20
    ... battery using an AC-UD10 USB charger/AC Adaptor (sold separately) You can charge ...-UD10 USB charger/AC Adaptor (sold separately). You cannot use a Sony CPAH2R, CP-AL, or AC-UP100 portable power supply ... you leave your camcorder without any operation for about 2 minutes, to save battery power ([Power ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 21
    Setting For information on your camcorder model, see the following page: Functions and equipment  p.12 Supplied items  p.13 Preparing your camcorder 1 Open the LCD screen of your camcorder and turn the power on.  Getting started To turn off the power, close the LCD screen....
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 22
    ... memory card you can use with your camcorder SD Speed Class "Memory Stick PRO Duo" media (... back on computers or AV devices not supporting the exFAT* file system by connecting the camcorder to these devices with the USB cable. Confirm in advance that the connecting equipment is supporting the exFAT ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 23
    format screen appears, do not perform the format. All the data recorded will be lost. * The exFAT is a file system that is used for the "Memory Stick XC-HG Duo" media and SDXC memory cards. Getting started 23 GB
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 24
    Recording For information on your camcorder model, see the following page: Functions and equipment  p.12 ... LCD screen disappear if you do not operate the camcorder for a few seconds after you turn the camcorder on or switch between the movie recording and photo shooting modes. You can display the ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 25
    ... 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. 22) is lit or flashing  The media icon in the upper right of the ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 26
    ... (Event View). 1 Open the LCD screen and press the button on the camcorder to enter the playback mode.  You can enter the playback mode ... to the center () and then select it ().  MENU  1 1 2013 2013 The camcorder displays recorded images as an event automatically, based on the date...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 27
    ... setting, a protected demonstration movie is pre-recorded (HDR-PJ230/PJ230E).   To play back images with... other devices images that were recorded on your camcorder normally. Also, you may not be... devices with your camcorder. Standard definition image quality (STD) movies recorded on SD memory ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 28
    ... cable to output images, HDMI output takes priority. On "Photo TV HD" This camcorder is compatible with the "Photo TV HD" standard. "Photo TV HD" allows for highly-detailed, photo-like depiction of subtle textures and colors. By connecting Sony's Photo TV HDcompatible devices using an HDMI cable*, ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 29
    ...-in projector (Models with a projector) For information on your camcorder model, see the following page: Functions... you use the built-in projector after the camcorder is turned on.  Notes The LCD screen turns... and the projector lens become hot while in use.  Using the projector shortens battery...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 30
     of the camcorder with the LCD screen closed  Several other functions When the projected images contain a lot of black, faint color unevenness may appear. This is caused by light reflection in the projector lens and is not a malfunction.  Operation 30 GB
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 31
    ... "PlayMemories Online" "PlayMemories Home" can be downloaded from the following URL. www.sony.net/pm   Notes An Internet connection is required to install ... and play them, use the appropriate software on your Mac. For details, visit the following URL. http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/ 31 GB
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 32
    ...using an Internet browser on your computer, then click [Install]  [Run]. www.sony.net/pm Install according to the on-screen instructions.  2 When the on-screen instructions prompting you to connect the camcorder to a computer appear, connect the camcorder to your...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 33
    ... Home]  the desired item. For details on "PlayMemories Home," select ("PlayMemories Home Help Guide") on the software or visit the "PlayMemories Home" support page (http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/). 33 GB
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 34
    ...an HDMI cable. Since copying is performed via analog data transfer, the image quality may deteriorate. High definition image quality (HD) movies will be copied with standard definition image quality (STD). When you connect a monaural device, connect the ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 35
    Saving images on an external media device with high definition (HD) image quality (Models with an AC Adaptor) For information on your camcorder model, see the following page: Functions and equipment  p.12 Supplied items  p.13 You can save movies and photos on an ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 36
    Customizing your camcorder Using menus The camcorder has various menu items under each of 6 menu categories. ... are not available. When you select the grayed out menu item, your camcorder displays the reason why you cannot select the menu item or the instruction of under which condition you can set ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 37
    ... movies and photos. If you select [Manual], adjust / . the brightness (exposure) using to adjust Focus... Self-Timer...Sets the self-timer when your camcorder is in photo recording mode. Tele Macro......indicators are displayed on the LCD screen. Customizing your camcorder Image Quality/Size REC Mode......
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 38
    ...HDMI...Sets whether or not the TV's Remote Commander is to be used when the camcorder is connected to a "BRAVIA" Sync compatible TV with the ...USB Connect...Select this item when no instructions appear on the LCD screen when you connect your camcorder to an external device via USB. USB Connect Setting...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 39
    ...Displays the approximate remaining battery time. Power Save...Sets the LCD screen and the power so that they turn off automatically. ... 21). *1 HDR-CX280/CX280E/CX290/CX290E *2 HDR-CX230/CX230E/CX290/CX290E/PJ230/PJ230E *3 HDR-CX220/CX230/CX280/CX290/PJ220/PJ230 Customizing your camcorder 39 GB
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 40
    ....  Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.  The power does not turn on.   Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder ... the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy nor retain your data. See the "Handycam" User Guide (p. ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 41
    ... after you have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. In this case, when you contact them, give them all ... IN jack of your camcorder securely (p. 19). Others/Index C:06:  The battery pack temperature is high. Change ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 42
    About handling of your camcorder  The battery pack temperature is high. Change the battery pack or place it in a cool place. For information on your camcorder model, see ... parts, and also do not hold the camcorder by the jack covers. LCD screen Battery pack   The ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 43
    ... object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. ... metal contacts clean. If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked:  Consult your local authorized Sony service facility.  Wash off any liquid that may have ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 44
    ... to a computer or accessories  LCD screen    Do not try to format the recording media of the camcorder ... recommend using genuine Sony accessories. Genuine Sony accessories may not be available ... the projector lens is very dirty, clean the camcorder casing and the lens with a soft cloth...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 45
    On charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery Your camcorder has a pre-installed rechargeable battery to retain the date,... of your data. Others/Index How to charge the pre-installed rechargeable battery Connect your camcorder to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the AC Adaptor (models with an ...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 46
    ...Recording media (Movie/Photo): Internal memory HDR-CX230/CX230E/CX290/CX290E/ PJ230/... (Class 4 or faster) The capacity that a user can use HDR-CX230/CX230E/CX290/CX290E: Approx. 7.75 GB*6 HDR-PJ230/PJ230E: Approx. 7.75 GB*2... to [On], shutter speed 1/30 second (HDR-CX220/CX230/ CX280/CX290/PJ220/PJ230)...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 47
    ... battery pack attached Mass (approx.) HDR-CX220/CX220E/CX230/CX230E: 178 g (6.3 oz) main...using LCD screen at normal brightness: HDR-CX220/CX220E/CX230/CX230E HD: 2.1 W MP4: 1.9 W STD: ...‒20 C to +60 C (‒4 °F to +140 °F) Dimensions (approx.): HDR-CX220/CX220E/CX230/CX230E/ CX280/CX280E/CX290...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 48
    ... Continuous recording time Typical recording time Playing time HDR-CX230/CX230E Internal memory 95 45 145 HDRCX220/ CX220E 95 45 145... start/stop, switching the movie or photo mode, and zooming. When using a Sony memory card. Times measured when using the camcorder at 25 C (77 °F). 10 C to 30...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 49
    Screen indicators  " " and "PlayStation" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SDXC logo is...,  and  are not mentioned in each case in this manual. Bottom Left Add further enjoyment with...37) [Smile Shutter] set to [Off] (37) Manual focus (37) Scene Selection (37)...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 50
    Right Indicator 60i 720 Meaning Recording image quality (HD/MP4/STD), frame rate (60p/50p/60i/50i), .../ FH/HQ/LP) and movie size (37) Remaining battery Recording/playback/ editing media (21) Counter (hour:...what you actually see. Some indicators may not appear, depending on your camcorder model. 50 GB
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 51
    ... USB connection support cable...11 M Mac...31 Media select...21 Memory card...22 ... Dual Capture...24 N Notes on handling of your camcorder...42 Others/Index P Parts and controls... playback time...48 Recording media...21 Repair...40 G Grip belt...17 H "Handycam" User Guide...11 HDMI Cable...28 How...
  • Sony HDR-CX230 | Operating Guide - Page 52
    GB Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/  2013 Sony Corporation Printed in China



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