Left Side Controls
We're gonna work our way over to the left side of the camera now. We have a lot of doors, so in door number one, we have our microphone jack, so if you're recording video and you want better quality sound, you can plug a generic or general mic in here. It's a standard 3.5 jack. We have a flash sync, so if you're working in the studios, and you are plugging your devices in, or even on camera, there are some on-camera devices that use a traditional PC socket on that. The max sync is 1/250th of a second. If you do work with studio strobes, you may have to set a slower shutter speed, because your flashes are very powerful and they have a longer duration, something you'll have to test with on different shutter speeds. In door number two, we have our headphone jacks for monitoring sound when shooting video. We also have an HDMI jack, and so if you are going to be sending the video signal out of this camera to a monitor, a TV, just for viewing what you're shooting or what you have shot, you c...
an do that. You can send it into an external device for recording if you want, so that's where you're gonna be plugging in any sort of video recording device. In door number three, we have a USB-C terminal, which is a newer, faster protocol system than we've had over the last few years. And so that'll be a little bit quicker if you are connecting up to your computer. I still don't recommend it, but it is faster, which does make it a little bit better. And then we have our multi-micro USB, which is a little bit different type of socket here. This is mainly where you're gonna plug in one of their wired remotes, like the RM-VPR1 here. That's gonna sell for around, if I recall correctly, somewhere around $50 or so, and one of the options is that you can charge the camera's battery while it's plugged into a computer, which can be really handy for photographers who travel a lot. You're sitting in the airport, you wanna top off the battery of your camera, you can do that from your computer battery by plugging into the USB socket here. And there's a little charge lamp that'll let you know if you're charging the battery. You can also power the camera if you want. And so you need to use the supplied cable that comes with the camera, and you can either charge or power the camera with it, as I say. Now if you do wanna charge it from a device that doesn't have a USB outlet, you wanna just plug it into the wall, there are wall adapters that you can get. There's a lot of generic ones that'll work totally fine. Sony does make their own, but there's as I say, a lot of generic ones that you'll be able to use as well. If you are using this in the studio, if you are hooking up a lot of cables, the camera does come with a cable protector that you can connect into the little side of the camera, and that'll prevent the cables from getting pulled out. Just be really careful, 'cause when the cable gets yanked, it's gonna be pulling the whole camera, it's not just gonna be pulling the cable out. So a more secure connection can be good or be bad depending on how the setup is.