The English and Spanish Language Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V user manual / operating instructions (Sony calls it the “Cyber-shot DSC-HX100/HX100V Digital Still Camera / Instruction Manual”) is now online and available for download at Sony.com (right-click and save the user guide to your hard drive).
If the download link for the Sony HX100V user manual didn’t work for you, go to the Sony eSupport — DSC-HX100V — Manuals / Specs / Warranty and manually locate the link titled “Instruction Manual”.
Unlike with Nikon, Sony allows you to freely print the HX100V owner’s handbook without building in any password protection into the PDF.
The file size of 64-page Sony HX100V Adobe Acrobat PDF document is 3.2 MB (megabytes).
The guide discusses the features of the Cybershot DSC-HX100V / DSX-HX100 and how to use the camera. The main difference between the two models is the HX100V has a built-in GPS sensor which can be set to record location information in your photos (see GPS setting (DSC-HX100V only)) while the HX100 does not.
It also describes the use of, and camera settings for several optional accessories. Some examples are:
- Pages 17 to 18: Proper insertion, use and removal of SD, SDHC or the latest SDXC memory cards.
- Additionally, the camera can make use of the following Sony memory cards, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and Memory Stick Duo.
- For recording movies, only the following cards can be used: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, and Class 4 or faster versions of SD, SDHC and SDXC cards.
- Page 12, 13, 26 and 32: You’ll need a cable with a HDMI Mini connector on the end that connects to the HX100V in order to view high-quality movies and photos from the camera on HDTV sets.
At the time of writing, Sony did not provide a download link for the more advanced “Cyber-shot User Guide / Handbook” which can be found on the CD-ROM that comes with the camera. If you’re purchasing the HX100V as a used item, be sure to inquire from the seller as to whether the CD-ROM is included in the package.
The Cyber-shot User Guide is however, available online at DSC-HX100/HX100V | Cyber-shot User Guide. An example of additional content you can find there is Viewing an image on a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV.
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