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Operating Instructions
Mode d’emploi
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Before operating the unit, please read this
instruction thoroughly and retain it for future
reference.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the
unit to rain or moisture.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
For the customers in the United States
and Canada
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
You can return your unwanted lithium ion
batteries to your nearest Sony Service Center or
Factory Service Center.
Note:
In some areas the disposal of lithium ion
batteries in household or business trash
may be prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you call 1-800-
222-SONY (United States only)
For the Sony Factory Service Center nearest you
call 416-499-SONY (Canada only)
Caution:
Do not handle damaged or leaking
lithium ion battery.
For the customers in the United States
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Features
•Precision CCD with 410,000 pixels for CVX-V3
and 470,000 pixels for CVX-V3P.
•Compact design, and splash-proof camera
•3x zoom function.
•Macro function 10 cm close-up shooting ability
•Built-in stereo microphone.
•The supplied adaptor allows connection of the
DSR-V10/V10P VCR.
•Video/audio and S-Video outputs allow
connections of other video equipment.
Although the camera is splash-proof, the main
unit cannot be used under or in water.
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Identifying the parts
M ain unit
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PROGRAM AE dial
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RELEASE button
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Battery pack/adaptor mounting surface
4
Connector cover
5
BACK LIGHT switch and lamp
6
MIC MODE switch (for the built-in
microphone)
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POWER switch and lamp
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Camera mounting surface
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PLUGIN POWER jack (for an external
microphone with stereo miniplug)
S-VIDEO OUTPUT jack
VIDEO/AUDIO OUTPUT jacks
Camera
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Zoom dial
Lens
Built-in stereo microphone
Adaptor
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RELEASE button
Connector
Color Video Camera
CVX-V3/V3P
Sony Corporation
© 1998
Printed in Japan
Connections
The DSR-V10/V10P VCR can be connected to this
unit. The VCR supplies power to this unit.
When using this unit as a single video camera,
connect this unit to a TV or VCR using the A/V
connecting cable (not supplied). Refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the
equipment to be connected.
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When connecting this unit
to the VCR
1
Open the LCD screen on the VCR and
remove the connector cover.
2
Remove the connector cover on this unit.
3
Attach the supplied adaptor to the VCR.
4
Attach this unit to the supplied adaptor.
When removing this unit from the
adaptor
Slide the RELEASE button on this unit in the
direction of the arrow.
When removing the adaptor from the
VCR
Slide the RELEASE button on the adaptor in the
direction of the arrow.
Notes
•When this unit is not connected to the VCR, be
sure to attach the jack cover on the VCR for jack
protection. The procedure for attaching the jack
cover is same as the procedure for attaching the
adaptor.
•When not using this unit, be sure to attach the
connector cover to protect the connector.
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When using this unit as a
single video camera
1
Remove the connector cover on this unit.
2
Attach a charged battery pack (not
supplied) to this unit.
The AC-V700 power adaptor can be used to
supply power from an AC power source.
3
Connect other video equipment using the
A/V connecting cable (not supplied).
Use an appropriate audio/video connecting
cable to connect this unit to other video
equipment. If the other video equipment has an
S VIDEO jack, connect the S VIDEO jack
instead of the yellow (video) jack. A clearer
picture can then be obtained.
Notes
•When not using this unit, be sure to attach the
cover to protect the connector.
•When the volume level of the connected
equipment is too high, howling may be heard
from the speakers. In this case, lower the volume
level or place this unit away from the speakers.
•Refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the video equipment to be connected.
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Recording
Pictures shot with this unit can be recorded onto a
VCR, etc. Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the video equipment to be
connected.
When recording on a VCR
1
Turn on the power of the VCR.
The POWER lamp on the VCR lights up.
2
Turn on the power of this unit.
The POWER lamp on this unit lights up.
3
Insert a cassette into the VCR and start
recording.
Note on recording
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated
if recording is not made due to a malfunction of
this unit, video tape, etc.
When using this unit connected to the DSR-V10/
V10P
When playback, fastforward, rewind or picture
search is performed on the VCR, we recommend
turning off the power of this unit.
Recording time w ith the battery pack
When using with the DSR-V10/V10P
Battery pack
Possible usage time (min
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NP-F750
85 (75)
NP-F950
135 (120)
When using a fully charged battery pack (Full
charge), the numbers indicate the remaining
recording time . When using a normally charged
battery pack (Normal charge), the numbers in
parentheses indicate the remaining recording time.
Notes on the battery pack
•When the power of the battery pack attached to
this unit runs low while using this unit
connected to other video equipment, the POWER
lamp on this unit flashes. When the battery is
nearly empty, the POWER lamp flashes rapidly.
The POWER lamp then goes off and the power is
turned off after a few seconds.
•When the power of the battery pack attached to
the video equipment which is connected to this
unit runs low, the POWER lamp on this unit goes
off and then the power turns off automatically.
•When the NP-F330, NP-F530 or NP-F550 is used,
the recording time may be shorter, or recording
may not be performed. We recommend using a
battery pack with a longer battery life.
Using the zoom feature
Turn the ZOOM dial towards “T” or “W”.
Towards “T”: for telephoto (subject appears closer)
Towards “W”: for wide-angle (subject appears
farther away)
Close-up shooting
Turn the ZOOM dial towards “MACRO” and
focus the subject within the MACRO range by
turning the ZOOM dial.
You can shoot a subject that is at least about 10 cm
away from the lens surface.
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Using various
features
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Shooting with a backlight
When shooting a subject with the light source
behind the subject, use the BACK LIGHT
function to compensate for the additional
brightness.
Set the switch to ON
The BACK LIGHT lamp lights up and the
brightness of the subject is compensated.
Set the switch to OFF.
The BACK LIGHT function is canceled.
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Shooting in strong wind
When shooting in strong wind, use the MIC
MODE function to reduce any wind noise.
Set this switch to WIND
This function reduces any wind noise picked
up with the built-in microphone. With this
setting, the sound changes slightly. When
shooing in a normal environment, set this
switch to NORMAL.
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Adapting to your shooting situation –
PROGRAM AE
The PROGRAM AE function properly adjusts
the settings according to the subject and
shooting environment.
Turn the PROGRAM AE dial to select the
desired PROGRAM AE mode
The PROGRAM AE function works in the
selected mode.
Turn the PROGRAM AE dial to the
r
position
The PROGRAM AE function is canceled.
Spotlight mode
For shooting subjects in a spotlight, such as at
the theater or other formal event. This function
prevents the subjects from appearing white
under a strong light.
Soft Portrait mode
Creates a soft background for subjects such as
people or flowers, and faithfully reproduces
skin color.
Sorts Lesson mode
For shooting fast-moving subjects such as in
tennis or golf games.
Beach & Ski mode
For shooting people or faces in strong light or
reflected light, such as at a beach in
midsummer or on a ski slope. This function
prevents the subjects from appearing dark.
Sunset & Moon mode
For shooting subjects in dark environments
such as sunsets, fireworks, neon signs, or
general night views.
Landscape mode
For shooting distant subjects such as
mountains.
Note
Flickering or changes in color may occur in the
following modes if shooting is carried out
under a discharge tube such as a fluorescent
lamp, sodium lamp or mercury lamp. If this
happens, turn off PROGRAM AE.
– Soft Portrait mode
– Sports Lesson mode
Using an external microphone
Connect an external microphone to the MIC
(PLUGIN POWER) jack.
The MIC (PLUGIN POWER) jack can also be
connected to the plug-in-power microphone.
When an external microphone is connected, the
built-in microphone of this unit does not function.
Precautions
On the jacks and cords
•Be sure that nothing metallic comes into contact
with the metal part of the jacks. If this happens, a
short may occur and the unit may be damaged.
•Always clean the jacks.
•Do not forcibly pull or tug on the cord.
On usage and storage
•Never leave the unit exposed to high
temperatures, such as near a heater, in a car
parked in the sun or under direct sunlight. This
may cause the casing to deform, and the unit to
malfunction.
•Do not get sand or dust into the unit. When you
use the unit on a sandy beach or in a dusty place,
protect it from the sand or dust. Sand or dust
may cause the unit to malfunction, and
sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.
•Keep the unit away from strong magnetic fields.
Recording may not perform normally.
•Do not operate the unit for long periods of time
tightly confined, such as wrapped in a bag.
Doing so may cause heat to build up and result
in malfunction of the unit.
On shooting
If you aim the lens towards a strong light source,
such as the sun, a shadow or “ghost” may appear
in the picture.
Usage life of the rubber casings
Rubber casings are used on 11 parts inside of the
camera for splash-proof protection. The usage life
of these rubber casings vary depending on usage.
We recommend replacing these rubber casings
once a year to maintain the splash-proof
protection.
You are liable for the cost of the rubber casings
replacement.
On the splash-proof system
This unit is rated a splash-proof II type structure*
by JIS standards. When using this unit, be sure to
observe the following.
•Although the camera is splash-proof, the entire
unit is not an underwater video camera. Never
use this unit under water. It may cause the unit
to malfunction.
•The main unit is not splash-proof. Do not let the
main unit get wet.
•Drops of water or debris on the lens cover effects
the recording picture. Before using this unit, be
sure to wipe the lens clean.
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Splash-proof II type structure:
No damaging effects will occur from a splash
with a 15º range of a vertical angle.
Care of this unit when splashed
If this unit is splashed by water or other liquid,
wipe it completely with a dry soft cloth.
Although
the camera is splash-proof, leaving the unit wet
may cause it to malfunction.
If the unit is brought directly from a cold place to a
warm place, moisture may condense on the lens
cover or camera (moisture condensation). In this
case also, wipe it completely dry.
Care of this unit
Clean the unit body with a cloth lightly moistened
with water, and then wipe the moisture with a dry
soft cloth. Do not wash the unit in running water.
Water may seep inside of the unit due to the water
pressure, and it may damage the unit.
Specifications
System
Video signal
CVX-V3: NTSC color
CVX-V3P: PAL color
Image device
1/4 inch color CCD,
CVX-V3:
410000 pixels (total)
CVX-V3P:
470000 pixels (total)
Lens
3x manual zoom lens, f=3.4-
10.2 mm, F2.8-4.0
Minimum illumination
6 lux
Illumination range
6 to 100,000 lux
Recommended illumination
more than 100 lux
Exposure control
AUTO exposure
Power requirement
7.2 V
Power consumption
approx. 1.8 W
Operating temperature
0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF)
Storage temperature
–20ºC to +60ºC (–4ºF to
140ºF)
Dimensions (w x h x d)
Camera:
approx. 36 x 40 x 70 mm (1.4
x 1.6 x 2.8 in.)
Main unit:
approx. 60 x 37 x 110 mm
(2.4 x 1.5 x 4.3 in.)
Cord length
approx. 2 m
Mass
Camera:
approx. 75 g (2.7 oz)
Main unit:
approx. 135 g (4.8 oz)
Built-in microphone
Electrostatic condenser
microphone
MIC input jack
Stereo minijack 0.388 mV
Low impedance with DC 2.5
to 3.5 V, output impedance
6.8 kilohms
Output jacks
Video output
Phono jack (1)
Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p,
75 ohms, unbalanced
Audio output
Phono jacks (2: stereo L and
R)
327 mV (at output
impedance 47 kilohms),
impedance less than 2.2
kilohms)
S video output
4-pin mini DIN (1)
Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p,
75 ohms, unbalanced
Chrominance signal:
CVX-V3: 0.286 Vp-p, 75
ohms, unbalanced
CVX-V3P: 0.3 Vp-p, 75
ohms, unbalanced
Supplied accessories
Adaptor (1)
Connector cover (1)
Operating instructions (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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: Signal flow
Other video
equipment
To the S
VIDEO
input jack
To the video/
audio input jacks
L/R AUDIO OUTPUT jacks
VIDEO OUTPUT jack
S VIDEO OUTPUT jack
S VIDEO connecting
cable (not supplied)
A/V connecting
cable (not supplied)
Removing
this unit
M icrophone
MIC (PLUGIN POWER) jack
External microphone (not supplied)
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. CVX-V3
Serial No.
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