Setting up the camera

Here is an introduction to the camera's setup.

Inserting the battery pack/memory card (sold separately) into the camera

  1. Opening the cover and inserting the battery

    Open the battery/memory card cover.

    Insert the battery pack while pressing the lock lever (A) with the tip of the battery until the battery locks into place.

  2. Inserting the memory card

    With the notched corner facing in the direction illustrated, insert the memory card until it clicks into place. Insert the memory card correctly. Not doing so may cause a malfunction.

    Close the cover, and then slide the switch to the locked position.

Hint

When you use a memory card with the camera for the first time, it is recommended that you format the card on the camera for more stable performance of the memory card. Note that formatting permanently erases all data on the memory card, and is unrecoverable. Save valuable data on a computer, etc.

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Memory cards that can be used

When using microSD memory cards or Memory Stick Micro media with this camera, be sure to use the appropriate adaptor.

SD memory cards
Recording format Supported memory card
Still Images SD/SDHC/SDXC card
XAVC S

4K 60Mbps*
HD 50Mbps or lower*
HD 60Mbps

SDHC/SDXC card (Class 10, or U1 or faster)
XAVC S

4K 100Mbps*
HD 100Mbps

SDHC/SDXC card (U3)

* Including when recording proxy movies at the same time

Memory Stick media
Recording format Supported memory card
Still Images Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
XAVC S

4K 60Mbps*
HD 50Mbps or lower*
HD 60Mbps

Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
XAVC S

4K 100Mbps*
HD 100Mbps

* Including when recording proxy movies at the same time

Charging the battery pack while it is inserted in the camera

  1. Turning the power off

    Turn off the camera before charging the battery.

  2. Charging the battery pack

    Connect the camera with the battery pack inserted to the AC Adaptor (supplied) using the USB cable (supplied), and connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall socket).
    Charging time (full charge): The charging time is approximately 150 min.
    The charge lamp turns off when charging is completed.
    * The type of AC Adaptor may differ depending on the country/region.

    Charge lamp on the camera (orange)
    Lit: Charging.
    Off: Charging finished.
    Flashing: Charging error or charging paused temporarily because the camera is not within the proper temperature range.

    Hint

    The battery pack can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer using a USB cable.

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Attaching a lens

Turn off the camera before attaching or removing the lens.

  1. Removing the body cap and the lens cap

    Remove the body cap (A) from the camera and the rear lens cap (B) from the rear of the lens.
    It is recommended that you attach the front lens cap when you have done shooting.

  2. Attaching a lens

    Mount the lens by aligning the two white index marks (mounting indexes) on the lens and camera.
    Hold the camera with the lens mount facing down to prevent dust and debris from entering the camera.

    While pushing the lens lightly toward the camera, turn the lens slowly in the direction of the arrow until it clicks into the locked position.
    Be sure to hold the lens straight when attaching it.

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Attaching the strap to the camera

Attach both ends of the strap onto the camera.

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