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Play menu

The play menu is kept rather simple and includes the all the usual functions such as delete, protect and a slide-show option. On the A55 the menu now comprises two pages to accommodate new functions for movie and 3D playback.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Page one
Delete  • Multiple images
Selection screen
 • All in folder
Delete
Cancel

Still/movie select  • Still
 • Movie
Switches between movie and still image playback (they aren't shown together)
Format  • OK
 • Cancel
 
Slide show  • Interval
1 sec
3 sec
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
 • Repeat
On
Off
 • Image type
All
Display 3D only
 • Enter
 • Cancel
 
Image index  • 6 images
 • 12 images
 
3D viewing   For viewing 3D panoramas on a 3D-compatible TV-set
Protect  • Multiple images
Selection screen
 • All all images
 • Cancel all
 
Specify Printing  • DPOF setup
Multiple images
Cancel all
 • Date imprint
On
Off
 • Enter
 • Cancel
 
Page two
Volume settings Select 1-7  
Select folder Selection screen  
Select date Selection screen  
Playback Display  • Auto Rotate
 • Manual Rotate
 

Memory menu

Most functions in this menu had on previous Alphas been integrated into the setup and play menus but on the new model Sony has deemed the functions important enough to create a new menu tab for them. You'll mostly enter this menu to format your memory card.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Format  • Enter
 • Cancel
Formats the memory card
File number  • Series
 • Reset
 
Folder name  • Standard form
 • Date form
 
Select REC folder  • 100MSDCF
 • 101MSDCF
 • etc.
 
New folder  • OK Creates a new running number folder.
Recover image DB  • Enter
 • Cancel
 
Display card space    

Time and date settings

We're not quite sure why the date and time settings in this menu merit an individual tab as most users will only change their camera's system time very rarely (if at all).

Option Values / Actions Notes
Date/Time setup  • Date - Time
 • Date format
YYYY/MM/DD
DD/MM/YYYY
MM/DD/YYYY
 
Area setting Select your location from map display  

Setup menu

The last menu is the Setup menu which allows you to configure general camera settings such as USB transfer modes or language. You'll also find the settings for the new GPS module in here. This menu is split across two pages.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Page one
LCD brightness  • Auto
 • Manual
Low (-2) to High (+2)
 • Sunny weather
 
Viewfinder brightness  • Auto
 • Manual
Low (-2) to High (+2)
 
GPS settings  • GPS On/Off
On
Off
 • GPS auto time cor
 • Use GPS assist data
 • Delete GPS assist data
Enter
Cancel
 
Power save  • 30 min
 • 5 min
 • 1 min
 • 20 sec
 • 10 sec
The amount of time before the camera enters 'sleep' state, it can be woken by a half-press of the shutter release or one of the LCD buttons.
CTRL for HDMI  • On
 • Off
Allows camera control with TV remote when connected to a compatible TV
Language  • English
 • French
 • Spanish
 • Italian
 • German
 • Portuguese
 • Dutch
 • Russian
 • Swedish
 • Danish
 • Norwegian
 • Finnish
 • Polish
 • Czech
 • Hungarian
 • Greek
 • Turkish
Varies by region
Help Guide disp.  • On
 • Off
Explaining each function as you select options
Page two
USB connection  • Mass storage
 • PTP
 
Audio signals  • On
 • Off
 
Cleaning mode  • Enter
 • Cancel
Performs auto sensor cleaning procedure
Version Displays firmware version  
Demo mode  • On
 • Off
 
Reset default  • Enter
 • Cancel
Resets shooting settings and camera setup.
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MARMITE
By MARMITE (1 week ago)

I have not had a good time with this camera. Just over a year after buying it the camera stopped working and SONY charged me £117 for the repair. Now just 7 months later the camera has a different fault and will not focus or take photos. Sony want a further £117 for repairs!! I feel this is not what i expected from a camera at this price and SONY are not interested in the fact that possibly I have a poor quality camera. I would NEVER recommend a Sony camera to anyone

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