Inserting a memory card

  1. Open the cover, and insert the memory card until it clicks.

  • The [Preparing image database file. Please wait.] screen appears if you insert a new memory card. Wait until the screen disappears.

A: Insert the card with the notched edge in the direction as illustrated
B: Access lamp

Types of memory card you can use with your camcorder

SD Speed Class
Capacity (operation verified)
Described in this manual
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (Mark2)
Up to 32 GB
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media
“Memory Stick XC-HG Duo” media
Up to 64 GB
SD memory card
Class 4 or faster
Up to 64 GB
SD card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card

  • Operation with all memory cards is not assured.

  • A MultiMediaCard cannot be used with this camcorder.

  • Movies recorded on the “Memory Stick XC-HG Duo” media and SDXC memory cards cannot be imported to or played back on computers or AV devices not supporting the exFAT* file system by connecting the camcorder to these devices with the USB cable. Confirm in advance that the connecting equipment is supporting the exFAT system. If you connect an equipment not supporting the exFAT system and the format screen appears, do not perform the format. All the data recorded will be lost.

* The exFAT is a file system that is used for the “Memory Stick XC-HG Duo” media and SDXC memory cards.

To eject the memory card

Open the cover and lightly push the memory card in once.
  • To ensure stable operation of the memory card, it is recommended to format the memory card with your camcorder before the first use. Formatting the memory card will erase all the data stored on it and the data will be irrecoverable. Save your important data on your PC, etc.

  • If [Failed to create a new Image Database File. It may be possible that there is not enough free space.] is displayed, format the memory card.

  • Confirm the direction of the memory card. If you forcibly insert the memory card in the wrong direction, the memory card, memory card slot, or image data may be damaged.

  • When inserting or ejecting the memory card, be careful so that the memory card does not pop out and drop.