Recommended computer environment

The following computer environment is recommended when using the software “PlayMemories Home” (Windows), “Music Transfer” and “Wireless Auto Import”(Windows/Mac) and when importing images via a USB connection.


OS (pre-installed)
Microsoft Windows XP* SP3/Windows Vista SP2/Windows 7 SP1/ Windows 8
Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster (For playing/editing the High Definition movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster is required when processing AVC HD (FX/FH) movies.))
Windows XP: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended.)
Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8: 1 GB or more
Hard Disk (Disk space required for installation)
Approximately 500 MB
1,024 dots × 768 dots or more

* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to create a disc.


OS (pre-installed)
USB Connection: Mac OS X v10.5 to v10.8
Music Transfer: Mac OS X v10.5 to v10.8*
Wireless Auto Import: Mac OS X v10.5 – v10.7

* Equipped with Intel processor
  • Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described above or in a multi-boot environment.

  • If you connect two or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some devices, including the camera, may not operate, depending on the types of USB devices you are using.

  • Connecting the camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer), as the camera is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0).

  • When your computer resumes activity from suspend or sleep mode, communication between the camera and your computer may not recover at the same time.