Recommended computer environment (Windows)

The following computer environment is recommended when using the supplied software “PMB”, “Music Transfer” and “PMB Portable”, and when importing images via a USB connection.

OS (pre-installed)
Microsoft Windows XP*1 SP3/Windows Vista*2 SP2/Windows 7
CPU: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster (For playing/editing the High Definition movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster is required when processing HD FX/HD FH movies))
Memory: 512 MB or more (For playing/editing the High Definition movies: 1 GB or more)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation—approximately 500 MB
Display: Screen resolution: 1,024 × 768 dots or more

*1 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.
*2 Starter (Edition) is not supported.
  • Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described above or in a multi-boot environment.

  • If you connect two or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some devices, including the camera, may not operate, depending on the types of USB devices you are using.

  • Connecting the camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer), as the camera is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0).

  • When your computer resumes activity from suspend or sleep mode, communication between the camera and your computer may not recover at the same time.