Memory card

Memory card

The types of memory cards that can be used with the camera are “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media, “Memory Stick Duo” media, SD memory card, SDHC memory card and SDXC memory card.
MultiMediaCard cannot be used.
In this User Guide, “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media and “Memory Stick Duo” media are called “Memory Stick Duo” media and SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and SDXC memory cards are called SD cards.
  • To ensure stable operations of the memory card, we recommend that you use this camera to format any memory card being used with this camera for the first time. Note that formatting will erase all data recorded on the memory card. This data cannot be restored. Be sure to backup any important data to a PC or other storage location.

  • If you repeatedly record/delete images, fragmentation of data may occur on the memory card. Movies may not be able to be saved or recorded. In such a case, save your images to a PC or other storage location, then [Format].

  • A memory card formatted with a computer is not guaranteed to operate with the camera.

  • Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the memory card and the equipment used.

  • Data may be corrupted in the following cases:

  • When the memory card is removed or the camera is turned off during a read or write operation

  • When the memory card is used in locations subject to static electricity or electrical noise

  • We recommend backing up important data.

  • Do not attach a label on the memory card itself nor on a memory card adaptor.

  • Do not touch the terminal section of the memory card with your hand or a metal object.

  • Do not strike, bend or drop the memory card.

  • Do not disassemble or modify the memory card.

  • Do not expose the memory card to water.

  • Do not leave the memory card within the reach of small children. They might accidentally swallow it.

  • Insert a memory card that fits the memory card slot size. Otherwise, it will cause a malfunction.

  • Do not use or store the memory card under the following conditions:

  • High temperature locations such as the hot interior of a car parked in direct sunlight

  • Locations exposed to direct sunlight

  • Humid locations or locations with corrosive substances present

Note on using the memory card adaptor (sold separately)

“Memory Stick” media

The types of “Memory Stick Duo” media that can be used with the camera are listed in the table below. However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick Duo” media functions.

“Memory Stick” media type
Memory Stick Duo (without MagicGate)
Memory Stick Duo (with MagicGate)
MagicGate Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

*1 High-speed data transfer using a parallel interface is not supported.
*2 “Memory Stick Duo” media, “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media and “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media are equipped with MagicGate functions. MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses encryption technology. Data recording/playback that requires MagicGate functions cannot be performed with the camera.
*3 Movies in [AVCHD view], [MP4 12M] and [MP4 6M] size movies cannot be recorded to “Memory Stick” media other than “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media or “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media.

When using a “Memory Stick Duo” media with standard sized “Memory Stick” media slot

You can use the “Memory Stick Duo” media by inserting it into the “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor (sold separately).
“Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor

Notes on using a “Memory Stick Micro” media (sold separately)