Playback Screens & Menus

Pressing the playback button on the back of the camera takes you to its image playback mode. Here you can view all of the images that are saved on the camera's memory card. The DISP button allows you to change the amount of information that is shown on the screen about the image, from no info to a full set of shooting settings and full color histogram.

Pushing the zoom lever to Wide end enters the camera into index mode, allowing you to see thumbnails of the images on the SD card. This makes it much easier to search through your stored images to find a certain one. Pressing the zoom lever again the same way shows a calendar view, allowing you to choose your images based on the date they were taken and choosing between still images and the different types of video files that the camera records.

Pushing the zoom lever the other way (T) lets you zoom in on a single image. This allows you to check the focus and fine detail of your images without the need for a computer. Once you have zoomed in, you can use the 4-way controller to scroll around the image.

In playback mode, the Fn button acts as a shortcut to uploading images to your smartphone via the built-in WiFi. You can pre-select an image or group of images at any time, then they will automatically upload when a phone is connected.

Play menu options:
  • Delete - Remove files from the memory card
  • View Mode - Date View, Folder View (still), Folder View (MP4), AVCHD View
  • Image Index - Enter the Index playback function
  • Display Rotation - Auto, Manual, Off
  • Slide Show - Start an automated slide show
  • Rotate - Rotate the orientation of an image
  • Enlarge Image - Magnify an image for critical inspection
  • 4K Still Image PB - Outputs 4K images for a 4KTV
  • Protect - Protect files from deletion
  • Motion Interval ADJ - Adjust the interval of track in Motion Shot Video
  • Specify Printing - Sets images for DPOF printing
  • Beauty Effect - Applies beauty effects to the detected faces in the image

The HX90 allows you to change the orientation of your images on the camera itself. The camera will change the orientation 90° at a time either clockwise or counter-clockwise.

Sony offers frame-by-frame playback of your captured videos. DVR-like controls allow you to easily play or scroll through the frames of your images. With the HDMI port on the bottom of the camera, you can also connect to any HDTV with an optional HDMI cable to view your images and videos in Full HD.

Setup Menu:
  • Monitor Brightness - Adjust the LCD brightness and color
  • Viewfinder Bright - Set the brightness of the viewfinder
  • Finder Color Temp. - ±2
  • Volume Settings - 0-15
  • Audio Signals - On or Off
  • GPS Settings - Sets the GPS function
  • Tile Menu - On or Off
  • Mode Dial Guide - On or Off
  • Delete Confirm - Delete First, Cancel First
  • Display Quality - High, Standard
  • Power Saving Start Time - 1, 2, 5 or 30 minutes
  • Function for VF close - Sets whether to turn the power off when the viewfinder is closed
  • Demo Mode - Plays a demonstration of movie playback
  • HDMI Settings -
    • HDMI Resolution - Auto, 1080p, 1080i
    • Movie 24p/60p Output - 60p or 24p
    • HDMI Info Display - On or Off
    • CTRL for HDMI - On or Off
  • USB Connection - Auto, Mass Storage, MTP, PC Remote
  • USB LUN Setting - Multi, Single
  • USB Power Supply - On or Off
  • Language - Select the display language
  • Date/Time Setup - Set the date and time
  • Area Setting - Set the region of the world you are shooting in
  • Format - Format the memory card
  • File Number - Series, Reset
  • Select REC Folder - Choose the folder that the images are stored in
  • New Folder - Create a new folder to store images
  • Folder Name - Standard Form, Date Form
  • Recover Image DB - Recovers the image database file
  • Display Media Info - Shows space left on SD card for still images and video at the camera's current settings
  • Version - Displays the camera's software and lens versions
  • Setting Reset - Restores the camera's default settings

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