Menus cont.

Play menu

The play menu has all the options you might expect but also includes the 'View Mode' option that allows you to switch between viewing stills, MP4 movies and AVCHD movies.

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

View Mode  • Folder View (Still)
 • Folder View (MP4)
 • AVCHD View
Slide show  • Repeat
 • Interval
1 sec
3 sec
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
 • Image type
Display 3D only
 • Enter
 • Cancel
3D viewing   For viewing 3D panoramas on a 3D-compatible TV-set
Protect  • Multiple Img.
Selection screen
 • Cancel All Images
Specify Printing  • DPOF setup
Multiple Img.
Cancel all
 • Date Imprint
 • Enter
 • Cancel
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Volume Settings Select 0-7  
Playback Display  • Auto Rotate
 • Manual Rotate

Memory menu

Unlike most other brands, Sony likes to write an image database file to the memory card (and the camera will sometimes ask to update this database at startup if you've used your card in another camera). All the settings relating to this, including new folder creation and folder selection are included in the 'memory' menu.

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  • Daylight Svg.: On/Off
 • Y - M - D, Hr:Mn
 • Date format
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 GPS module in here. This menu is split across three pages and contains options such as viewfinder and LCD brightness if you need to change them.

Option Values / Actions Notes
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Menu start  • Top
 • Previous
LCD brightness  • Auto
 • Manual
Low (-2) to High (+2)
Viewfinder brightness  • Auto
 • Manual
Low (-2) to High (+2)
GPS settings  • GPS On/Off
 • GPS Auto Time Cor.
 • Use GPS Assist Data
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.
HDMI Resolution  • Auto
 • 1080i
 • 1080p
CTRL for HDMI  • On
 • Off
Allows camera control with TV remote when connected to a compatible TV
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USB connection  • Auto
 • Mass storage
 • PTP
Audio signals  • On
 • Off
Cleaning mode  • Enter
 • Cancel
Performs auto sensor cleaning procedure
Delete confirm.  • "Delete" first
 • "Cancel" first
AF Micro Adjust  • AF Adjustment Setting On/Off
 • amount +/–20
 • Clear
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Version Displays firmware version  
Language  • Japanese
 • English
 • French
 • Spanish
 • Italian
 • Chinese (Simplified)
 • Chinese (Traditional)
 • German
 • Portuguese
 • Dutch
 • Russian
 • Swedish
 • Danish
 • Norwegian
 • Finnish
 • Polish
 • Czech
 • Hungarian
 • Korean
 • Arabic
 • Farsi
 • Thai
 • Greek
 • Turkish
 • Malay
Varies by region
Mode Dial Guide  • On
 • Off
Demo mode  • On
 • Off
Initialize  • Reset default
 • Rec mode reset
 • Custom reset
Resets shooting settings and camera setup.