How do I change language for Sony FDR AX43 (Japan model)
I order a Sony Camcorder FDR AX43, it came in its default Japanese language and I am unable to change the system setting to English, not sure if it could be done at all for JDM models? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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When the camera was bought in Japan, and never had the English language before, there is little chance you can change the language at all. Sony does make cameras, special for their inland market, and you can't change the language on those camera's
Pretty sure you should be able to put in some new firmware, but I can't find any hint. Not in the manual, not with Sony. Perhaps you should register the camera, and contact Sony with the question how to change the firmware so you have multi language. Just tell them you got the camera as a present from your friends (associate or what ever) from Japan but you can't work with the language.
You absolutely cannot select any other language on Japanese domestic SONY models. The professional line up of camcorders come with an English selection in the menu, but not the consumer models. Suggestions by well intentioned but ill-informed people to follow the menu in the English user guide, will not get you anywhere. The Japanese models do not include this item in the menu. Plain and simple. Visitors to Japan should be careful when purchasing items here as they more often than not only include Japanese manuals. SONY and Panasonic also only include English menus in their cameras. Canon and Nikon do have an English selection, but this should be confirmed at the point of purchase not after returning to your country!! Furthermore, warranties are usually only valid for Japan.
I have compared its instruction manual in English and Japanese versions and found that the language setting part is absent in Japanese version. So that the japanese version will support only japanese.
I have asked the seller in Bic Camera shop (in Japan) and he tried to change the language in the menu, but unfortunately he could't find and change it.
bought a camera in Japan (Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1) and now it seems that i
can't change the language from japanese to english. If i select (can't
read it but with the help of the english digital guide i think i have
the right menu)change language, there seems to be only one language
available. -japanese- How do I solve this?
Researched this extensively. you cannot change the camera to english. sony camera's bought in japan (or from the internet from japanese suppliers are not multi language. they supply a japanese version and an international version. the japanese version is cheaper (nationalistic thing). there is no firmware either to upgrade it. best thing to do is download the manual and become familiar with it.