What does "camera error" mean? It means get out your phone and dial the Sony warranty department. It happened to me too, and that's what I ultimately ended up doing.
Hopefully yours is still under warranty. ****** if its not but at least you can say you got some use out of it. In my opionion you should NEVER have to send anything back under the warranty time period. It proves manufacturer incompetence. But yes it happens.
Icing on the cake for that extra sweet touch? Sony will not pay for return shipping. If you want them to repair thier defective camera....you got to foot the bill. Kinda feels like a "kick em while there down" move. Thanks Sony : ).
I have to add to my frustrated initial comment. Sony warranty took care of my camera in an efficient manner. My camera left my house (at my expense) and returned in just under 2 weeks!! I was impressed by the quick turn around time. Sony also offered to give me a comparable loaner camera and I received the loaner almost the next day!! I never lost a job/shoot so I completely forgot about the shipping cost issue. As a total experience Sony handled their product issue very well.