Viewing images on a TV using an HDMI cable

To view images stored on this product using a TV, an HDMI cable (sold separately) and a TV equipped with an HDMI jack are required. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the compatible TV.

  1. Turn off both this product and the TV.
  2. Connect the HDMI terminal of this product to the HDMI jack of the TV using an HDMI cable (sold separately).

    Use an HDMI cable that is compatible with the HDMI Type-A terminal of the product and the HDMI jack of the TV.

  3. Turn on the TV and switch the input.
  4. Turn on this product.

    Images shot with the product appear on the TV screen.

  5. Select an image using the right/left sides of the control wheel.
    • The monitor of this camera is not lit up on the playback screen.
    • If the playback screen is not displayed, press the (Playback) button.


By connecting this product to a TV that supports “BRAVIA” Sync using an HDMI cable (sold separately), you can operate this product's playback functions with the TV remote control.

  1. After performing the steps above to connect this camera to a TV, select MENU (Setup)[External Output][CTRL FOR HDMI][On].
  2. Press the SYNC MENU button on the TV remote control, and select the desired mode.
  • If you connect this camera to a TV using an HDMI cable, available menu items are limited.
  • Only TVs that support “BRAVIA” Sync can provide SYNC MENU operations. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
  • If the product performs unwanted operations in response to the TV remote control when the product is connected to another manufacturer’s TV using an HDMI connection, select MENU (Setup) → [External Output][CTRL FOR HDMI][Off].


  • This product is compatible with the PhotoTV HD standard. When you connect a Sony PhotoTV HD-compatible device using an HDMI cable (sold separately) or the USB cable, the TV becomes set to an image quality suitable for viewing still images, and a whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtakingly high quality.
  • The PhotoTV HD allows for a highly-detailed, photo-like expression of subtle textures and colors.


  • Do not connect this product and another device using the output terminals of both. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
  • Some devices may not work properly when connected to this product. For example, they may not output video or audio.
  • Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo or a genuine Sony cable.
  • When [Time Code Output] is set to [On], the image may not be output properly to the TV or recording device. In such cases, set [Time Code Output] to [Off].
  • If images do not appear on the TV screen properly, select MENU (Setup) → [External Output][HDMI Resolution][4320p/2160p], [2160p], [1080p] or [1080i] according to the TV to be connected.
  • To properly display 8K movies from the camera on a TV manufactured by Sony using a HDMI cable (sold separately), you need to change the image quality settings for the TV manually. Change the image quality settings (gamma or color mode) for the TV according to the settings applied when shooting.
  • During HDMI output, if you switch the movie format (8K/4K/HD image quality) or change the movie to a different frame rate or color mode, the screen may become dark temporarily. This is not a malfunction.
  • When [NTSC/PAL Selector] is set to PAL, the screen may black out for an instant in the following situations. This is not a malfunction.
    • When you start or stop recording movies while the shooting mode is set to a mode other than (Movie) or (S&Q Motion).
    • When you change the shooting mode from (Movie) or (S&Q Motion) to another mode.
    • When you play back a movie for the first time after switching to the playback mode.