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© 2009 Sony Corporation 4-135-531-11(1)
Mobile HD Snap
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
For details on the advanced operations, please access
“Mobile HD Snap Camera Handbook” contained on
the supplied CD-ROM via a computer.
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Read this first
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. MHS-PM1
Serial No. ___________________________
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE OR ELECTRIC
If the shape of the plug does not fit the power
outlet, use an attachment plug adaptor of the
proper configuration for the power outlet.
If the battery pack is mishandled, the battery pack
can burst, cause a fire or even chemical burns.
Observe the following cautions.
• Do not disassemble. Do not crush and do not expose the battery pack
to any shock or force such as hammering,
dropping or stepping on it.
Do not short circuit and do not allow metal
objects to come into contact with the battery
Do not expose to high temperature above 60°C
(140°F) such as in direct sunlight or in a car
parked in the sun.
Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire.
Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion
Be sure to charge the battery pack using a
genuine Sony battery charger or a device that
can charge the battery pack.
Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small
Keep the battery pack dry.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type
recommended by Sony.
Dispose of used battery packs promptly as
discribed in the instructions.
Replace the battery with the specified type only.
Otherwise, fire or injury may result.
Connect the AC Adaptor to an easily accessible
wall outlet (wall socket) close by.
Even if the CHARGE lamp is not lit, the battery
charger is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket). If some trouble occurs
while using the battery charger, immediately shut
off the power by disconnecting the plug from the
wall outlet (wall socket).
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted
to this equipment for your safety and
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be
replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the supplied
one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362,
(i.e., marked with an or mark) must be
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a
detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse
cover after you change the fuse. Never use the
plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the
fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony
Notice for customers in the
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Lithium-Ion batteries are
You can help preserve our
environment by returning your
used rechargeable batteries to
the collection and recycling
location nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling of
rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.UL is an internationally recognized safety
This product has received UL Listing.
If you have any questions about this product, you
Sony Customer Information Center
The number below is for the FCC related matters
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
For customers in the U.S.A. and
CANADAFor Customers in the U.S.A.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name : SONY
Model No. : MHS-PM1
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
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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.
The supplied interface cable must be used with the
equipment in order to comply with the limits for a
digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of
For the State of California, USA only
Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply,
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
[Notice for the customers in the
countries applying EU Directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-
0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for
EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland
GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart,
Germany. For any service or guarantee matters
please refer to the addresses given in separate
service or guarantee documents.This product has been tested and found compliant
with the limits set out in the EMC Directive for
using connection cables shorter than 3 meters
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and sound
of this unit.
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart
the application or disconnect and connect the
communication cable (USB, etc.) again.
[Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment (Applicable
in the European Union and other
European countries with separate
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over
to the applicable collection point for the recycling
of electrical and electronic equipment. By
ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you
will help prevent potential negative consequences
for the environment and human health, which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product.
For Customers in Europe
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[Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging
indicates that the battery provided with this
product shall not be treated as household waste.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potentially
negative consequences for the environment and
human health which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The
recycling of the materials will help to conserve
In case of products that for safety, performance or
data integrity reasons require a permanent
connection with an incorporated battery, this
battery should be replaced by qualified service
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly,
hand over the product at end-of-life to the
applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on
how to remove the battery from the product
safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of waste
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product or battery, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the
Notes on using your camera
[Internal memory and “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” media back up
Do not turn off the camera or remove “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” media while the access lamp is
lit, or the internal memory data or “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” media data may be destroyed. Always
protect your data by making a back up copy.
[Types of “Memory Stick” media
you can use with your camera
For recording movies, it is recommended that
you use “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media of
512 MB or larger marked with:
* Marked with Mark2 or not, either can be used.
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media of up to
16 GB has been confirmed to operate correctly
with this camera.
See page 31 for the recordable time of
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media and “Memory
Stick PRO-HG Duo” media are both referred to
as “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media in this
[Notes on recording/playback
Before you start recording, make a trial
recording to make sure that the camera is
This camera is neither dust-proof, nor splash-
proof, nor water-proof. Read “Precautions”
(page 35) before operating the camera.
Be careful not to get the camera wet. Water
entering the inside of the camera may cause
malfunctions which in some cases may not be
If you rotate the lens portion back when your
camera is connected to other devices with the
USB cable, the recorded images may be lost.
Do not aim the camera at the sun or other bright
light. It may cause the malfunction of your
Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio waves or emits radiation.
The camera may not be able to record or play
Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations
may cause malfunctions.
If moisture condensation occurs, turn off the
camera and leave it for about an hour before
using it (page 36).
Do not shake or strike the camera. In addition to
malfunctions and an inability to record images,
this may render the recording medium unusable,
or cause image data breakdown, damage or loss.