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Digital Still Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it
for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you
call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ________________________
Serial No. ________________________
MVC-CD300
MVC-CD200/CD300
©2001 Sony Corporation
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Regulatory Information
.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
For the Customers in the
U.S.A.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
MVC-CD200
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
680 Kinderkamack
Road, Oradell, NJ
07649 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Declaration of Conformity
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to
persons.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the
appliance.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard. As the
laser beam used in this camera is harmful to
eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the
cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
MVC-CD300
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
680 Kinderkamack
Road, Oradell, NJ
07649 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved
in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is
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no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used
with the equipment in order to comply with
the limits for a digital device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
About Ferrite Core
Be sure to attach the supplied ferrite core to
the cable of the AC power adaptor. This
ferrite core can reduce noises. Refer to the
addendum for the details.
For the Customers in the
U.S.A. and Canada
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION
BATTERY.
LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
For the Customers in the
United Kingdom
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is
fitted to this equipment for your safety and
convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to
be replaced, a 5 AMP fuse approved by
ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e. marked with
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has
a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the
fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never
use the plug without the fuse cover. If you
should lose the fuse cover, please contact
your nearest Sony service station.
For the Customers in
Germany
Directive:EMC Directive 89/336/EEC,
92/31/EEC
This equipment complies with the EMC
regulations when used under the following
circumstances:
• Residential area
• Business district
• Light-industry district
(This equipment complies with the EMC
standard regulations EN55022 Class B.)
For the Customers in Europe
You can return your unwanted lithium ion
batteries to your nearest Sony Service
Center or Factory Service Center.
Note:
In some areas the disposal of lithium ion
batteries in household or business trash may
be prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you call
1-800-222-SONY (United States only)
For the Sony Factory Service Center nearest
you call 416-499-SONY (Canada only)
Caution:
Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this camera.
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits sets out on the
EMC Directive for using connection cables
shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium
ion battery.
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Be sure to read the following
before using your camera
Operating instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this
manual thoroughly, and retain it for future
reference.
The instructions in this manual are for the
two models: MVC-CD200, MVC-CD300.
The MVC-CD300 is the model used for
illustration purposes.
Otherwise, the model name is indicated in
the illustrations. Any differences in
operation are clearly indicated in the text,
for example, “MVC-CD300 only.”
As you read through this manual, buttons
and settings on the camera are shown in
capital letters.
e.g. Press DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT
ON/OFF.
This digital still camera uses 8 cm CD-Rs/
CD-RWs as recording media. “CD-R” or
“CD-RW” mentioned above is indicated as
“disc” in this manual. When a distinction
between CD-Rs and CD-RWs is necessary,
“disc” is indicated as “CD-R” or “CD-RW.”
• We recommend that you
use this camera with
Mavica discs*.
• While the image is being
recorded on the disc, the
ACCESS lamp lights up
(red). When this lamp is
lit, do not shake or strike
the camera.
∗ The Mavica disc is an 8 cm CD-R/CD-RW
with the Mavica logo.
Trial recording
for Camera File system universal standard
established by the JEITA (Japan Electrics
and Information Technology Industries
Association).
Precaution on copyright
Television programs, films, video tapes, and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials
may be contrary to the provision of the
copyright laws.
Do not shake or strike the camera
In addition to malfunctions and inability to
record images, this may render the discs
unusable or image data breakdown, damage
or loss may occur.
LCD screen, finder (only models
with a finder) and lens
• The LCD screen and the finder are
manufactured using extremely highprecision technology so over 99.99% of
the pixels are operational for effective use.
However, there may be some tiny black
points and/or bright points (white, red,
blue or green in color) that constantly
appear on the LCD screen and the finder.
These points are normal in the
manufacturing process and do not affect
the recording in any way.
• Be careful when placing the camera near a
window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD
screen, the finder or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions.
Do not get the camera wet
When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or
under similar conditions, be careful not to
get the camera wet. If moisture
condensation occurs, refer to page 87 and
follow the instructions on how to remove it
before using the camera.
Before you record one-time events, you may
want to make a trial recording to make sure
that the camera is working correctly.
Back up recommendation
No compensation for contents of
the recording
When the camera is used for long
periods
Contents of the recording cannot be
compensated for if recording or playback is
not made due to a malfunction of your
camera or recording medium, etc.
Notes on image data compatibility
This camera conforms with the Design rule
To avoid the potential risk of data loss,
always copy (back up) data to a disc.
Note that the camera body may become hot.
Handling of the movable lens
This camera uses a movable lens. Be careful
not to strike or apply excessive force to the
lens portion.
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Table of contents
Introduction ........................................ 6
Getting started
Identifying the parts ............................ 7
Preparing the power supply ................ 9
Setting the date and time .................. 14
Inserting a disc .................................. 16
Basic operations
B Recording
Initializing a disc (INITIALIZE) ...... 18
Recording still images ...................... 20
Recording moving images ................ 26
B Playback
Playing back still images .................. 28
Playing back moving images ............ 29
Preparation for viewing images using a
computer .................................... 31
Viewing images using a computer ... 35
Image file storage destinations and
image file names ........................ 43
Advanced operations
Before performing
advanced operations
How to use the mode dial ................. 45
How to use the control button .......... 46
How to use the jog dial ..................... 48
Menu settings .................................... 49
Setting the image size
(IMAGE SIZE) .......................... 53
B Various recording
Recording with the exposure fixed
(AE LOCK) ............................... 55
Recording with the manual adjustments
.................................................... 56
Recording images according to shooting
conditions
(SCENE SELECTION) ............. 58
Recording three images continuously
(BURST)
(only for MVC-CD300) ............. 59
Recording still images for e-mail
(E-MAIL) ................................... 59
Adding audio files to still images
(VOICE) .................................... 60
Recording text documents (TEXT) ...61
Recording still images as uncompressed
files (TIFF) .................................62
Recording three images with the
exposure shifted (only for MVCCD300) (EXP BRKTG) .............63
Creating Clip Motion Files ................64
Setting the distance to the subject .....66
Recording images in macro ...............66
Adjusting the exposure
(EXPOSURE) .............................67
Adjusting the white balance
(WHITE BALANCE) .................68
Enjoying picture effects
(P. EFFECT) ...............................69
Recording the date and time on the still
image (DATE/TIME) .................70
Using the Spot light-metering function 71
B Various playback
Playing back three or nine images at
once ............................................72
Enlarging a part of the still image
(Zoom and trimming) .................73
Playing back the still images in order
(SLIDE) ......................................74
Rotating a still image (ROTATE) .....75
Viewing images on a TV screen .......76
B Editing
Deleting images (DELETE) ..............77
Preventing accidental erasure
(PROTECT) ................................78
Changing the recorded still image size
(RESIZE) ....................................80
Selecting still images to print
(PRINT) ......................................81
Formatting a CD-RW ........................82
Changing the setup settings
(SET UP) ....................................84
Additional information
Precautions ........................................87
On discs .............................................89
Using your camera abroad ................90
About “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack 91
Troubleshooting ................................93
Warning and notice messages .........100
Self-diagnosis display .....................102
Specifications ..................................103
LCD screen indicators .....................105
Index ................................... Back cover
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Introduction
Captures images with your computer
You can easily copy images onto your computer through a CD-ROM drive, CD-R
drive, CD-RW drive, or the USB cable and view and modify images on your
computer using application software. When using a CD-ROM drive to view images
on your computer, the finalization is required (page 32).
Flow chart for disc operations
Start
• A new disc
• The disc finalized with a computer or other equipment
: CD-R
: CD-RW
[ ] : Required
time
Initialize
(page 18)
Recording is complete
View on the
camera
(page 28)
Record
Disc preparation for
recording is complete.
Finalize
[About 1 min]
(page 32)
About 13 MB disc
space is used
View on a
computer
(page 35)
View through
the USB cable
(page 38)
The disc status
is before
Unfinalize
finalization
[About 1 min]
(page 34)
About 13 MB disc
space restores.
View through a
CD-R/CD-RW
drive
(page 41)
View through a
CD-ROM drive
(page 37)
Blank disc
Format
[About 7 min]
(page 82)
The disc space is fully
available.
Disc preparation
for viewing through
a CD-ROM drive is
complete.
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Getting started
Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
Getting started
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7
8
1
9
2
0
qa
qs
3
qd
4
qf
qg
5
A Shutter button (20, 26)
B Built-in microphone
Do not touch while recording.
L ACC (Accessory) jack
Connects an external flash or other
equipment.
C Battery cover (bottom surface)
(9)
M Lens cap (supplied)
D Lens
O A/V OUT (MONO) jack (76)
Audio output is monaural.
E Tripod receptacle (bottom surface)
Use a tripod with a screw length of
less than 6.5 mm (7/32 inch). You
cannot firmly secure the camera to
tripods having longer screws, and
may damage the camera.
F Accessory shoe
G Photocell window for flash
Do not block while recording with
the flash.
H Flash (24)
I Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator
(24, 25)
J Hook for strap and lens cap
N USB jack (38)
About the Carl Zeiss lens (MVCCD300 only)
This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss
lens which is capable of reproducing fine
images. The lens for this camera uses the
MTF* measurement system for cameras
developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in
Germany, and Sony Corporation, and
offers the same quality as other Carl Zeiss
lenses.
∗ MTF is an abbreviation of Modulation
Transfer Function/Factor, a numeric
value indicating the amount of light from
a specific part of the subject gathered at
the corresponding position in the image.
K Disc cover OPEN lever (16)
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1
qd
S
M
A
POWER
ON/
OFF(CHG)
T
SEUP
SCN
Attaching the
shoulder strap
2
3
qf
4
qg
5
qh
6
qj
7
8
qk
9
ql
0
w;
qa
wa
qs
A Mode dial (45)
M Hook for strap
B POWER switch (14)
N
C
(Exposure) button (67)
O AE LOCK button (55)
D
/CHG (Charge) lamp (10, 25)
P Zoom W/T buttons (22)
(Spot meter) button (71)
E FOCUS button (66)
Q Jog dial (48)
F Photocell window for LCD
screen
The LCD screen becomes brighter
when exposed to sunlight.
R POWER ON/OFF (CHG) lamp
(14)
G LCD screen
H Disc window
S Speaker
T Control button (46)
U MENU button (46)
I DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT ON/
OFF button (23)
J ACCESS lamp (20)
K Reset button (99)
L DC IN cover/DC IN jack (10, 13)
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Preparing the power supply
Getting started
Installing the battery pack
Your camera operates only with the NP-FM50 (supplied) “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack* (M series). See page 91 for more information about “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack.
1
2
3
1
2
1
2
1
Open the battery cover.
Slide the battery cover in the direction of the arrow.
2
Install the battery pack.
Insert the battery pack with the v mark facing toward the battery compartment
as illustrated.
3
Close the battery cover.
To remove the battery pack
Open the battery cover. Slide the battery eject lever in the arrow direction,
and remove the battery pack.
Be careful not to drop the battery pack when removing it.
Battery eject lever
* What is “InfoLITHIUM”?
“InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange information such as battery
consumption with compatible video equipment. “InfoLITHIUM” M series battery packs have
the
mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
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Charging the battery pack
When the camera is turned on, you cannot charge the battery pack. Be sure to turn off
the power of the camera.
AC-L10A/L10B/L10C
AC power adaptor
Power cord
(mains lead)
2
3
to a wall outlet (mains)
1
Battery pack
1
Insert the battery pack into your camera.
2
Open the DC IN cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC
IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up.
3
Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and
then to a wall outlet (mains).
The /CHG lamp (orange) above the LCD screen lights up when charging
begins. When the /CHG lamp goes off, full charge is completed.
After charging the battery pack
Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the DC IN jack on your camera.
Battery remaining indicator
The LCD screen on the camera shows the remaining time for which you can still
record or play back images.
This indication may not be entirely accurate depending on the conditions of use and
the operating environment.
Charging at a room temperature of 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F) is recommended.
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NP-FM50 (supplied) battery pack
Note on the
/CHG lamp during charging
The /CHG lamp may flash:
• When a malfunction occurs in the battery pack (page 99).
The /CHG lamp does not light up:
• When the battery pack is not installed properly.
Charging time
Battery pack
Full charge (min.)
NP-FM50 (supplied)
Approx. 150
Approximate time to charge a completely discharged battery pack at a temperature of
25°C (77°F).
Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back
Still image recording/playback
NP-FM50 (supplied)
Battery life (min.)
Number of images
Continuous recording*
Approx. 75
Approx. 800
Continuous playback**
Approx. 120
Approx. 1000
Approximate battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back at a
temperature of 25°C (77°F) with a fully charged battery pack, using 640×480 image
size, standard image quality, and NORMAL recording mode.
∗ Recording at about 5-second intervals
∗∗ Playing back single-displayed images continuously at about 7-second intervals
Moving image recording
NP-FM50 (supplied)
Battery life (min.)
Continuous recording
Approx. 120
Approximate time that can be recorded 160×112-sized images at a temperature of
25°C (77°F) with a fully charged battery pack.
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When you record images in an extremely cold location or using the LCD backlight,
the operating time becomes short. When using the camera in an extremely cold
location, place the battery pack in your pocket or other places to keep it warm, then
insert the battery pack into the camera just before recording. When using a pocket
heater, take care not to let the heater directly contact the battery.
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Notes
• The battery life and number of images will be decreased when using at low temperature, using
the flash, turning the power on/off frequently, or using the zoom.
• The numbers of images shown on tables above are as a guide. The numbers may be smaller
depending on conditions.
• If sufficient battery remaining time is indicated but the power runs out soon, fully charge the
battery so that the correct battery remaining time appears.
• Do not short the DC plug of the AC power adaptor with a metallic object, as this may cause a
malfunction.
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Using the AC power adaptor
Getting started
AC-L10A/L10B/L10C
AC power adaptor
Power cord
(mains lead)
2
1
to a wall outlet (mains)
1
Open the DC IN cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC
IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up.
2
Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and
then to a wall outlet (mains).
Using a car battery
Use a Sony DC adaptor/charger.
Using your camera abroad
For details, see page 90.
When using the AC power adaptor
Be sure to use it near the wall outlet (mains). If a malfunction occurs, disconnect the
plug from the wall outlet (mains).
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Setting the date and time
When you first use your camera, set the date and time. If these are not set, the
CLOCK SET screen appears whenever you turn on your camera.
1
2
POWER ON/OFF (CHG) lamp
3–6
1
Set the mode dial to
, S, A, M,
, SCN, or
.
2
Push the POWER switch in the arrow direction to turn on the
power.
The POWER ON/OFF (CHG) lamp (green) lights up.
The CLOCK SET screen appears.
When resetting the date and time once you set, set the mode dial to SET UP
(page 84), and then follow the procedure from step 3.
3
Select the desired date display format with
v/V on the control button, then press the
center z.
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day), [M/D/Y]
(month/day/year), or [D/M/Y] (day/month/year).
CLOCK SET
2001 / 1 / 1
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
12 : 00
O K
AM
CANCEL
OK
4
Select the year, month, day, hour or minute
item you want to set with b/B on the control
button.
The item to be set is indicated with v/V.
CLOCK SET
2001 / 1 / 1
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
12 : 00
O K
AM
CANCEL
OK
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CLOCK SET
2001 / 7 / 1
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
12 : 00
O K
AM
CANCEL
OK
6
Select [OK] with B on the control button,
then press the center z at the desired
moment to begin clock movement.
The date and time are entered.
CLOCK SET
2001 / 7 / 4
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
10 : 30
O K
PM
CANCEL
OK
To cancel the date and time setting
Select [CANCEL] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press the center z.
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Set the numeric value with v/V on the
control button, then press the center z to
enter it.
After entering the number, v/V moves to the next
item. If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3, set the
time on a 24-hour cycle.
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Inserting a disc
You can use only the 8 cm CD-Rs or 8 cm CD-RWs that have these
marks.
1
2
Disc cover
OPEN lever
Lock tab
1
While sliding the lock tab to the left, slide down the disc cover
OPEN lever.
Open the disc cover by your hand after the cover is unlocked.
2
Place a disc with the printed side up.
Push down the center of the disc until it clicks. When installing, do not push
with too much force and do not touch the pickup lens.
Pickup lens
Push here
Disc
3
Close the disc cover.
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Removing the disc
While sliding the lock tab to the left, slide down the disc cover OPEN lever, and open
the disc cover after the cover is unlocked. Then, remove the disc as illustrated below.
Getting started
Notes
• Before removing the disc, be sure to check that the disc is not rotating.
• Do not open the disc cover while the ACCESS lamp is lit. If you do, the recorded image may be
damaged or the disc may become unusable.
• When writing data on a disc or connecting with a computer using the USB connection, the disc
cover OPEN lever is locked.
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Basic operations
B Recording
Initializing a disc (INITIALIZE)
When you use a new disc or the disc which was finalized with other equipment than
this camera (page 32), you have to initialize the disc. Before initializing the disc,
push the POWER switch in the arrow direction to turn on the power and insert the
disc.
1
2
1
Set the mode dial to
, S, A, M, SCN, or
.
“INITIALIZE PLACE ON LEVEL SURFACE” appears on the LCD screen.
Be sure to avoid any vibration during the initialization in step 2.
2
Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press the center z.
Initialization starts.
INITIALIZE
AVOID ANY VIBRATION
READY TO INITIALIZE
INITIALIZE
AVOID ANY VIBRATION
INITIALIZE
INITIALIZE IN PROGRESS
INITIALIZE COMPLETE
To cancel the initialization
Select [CANCEL] with V on the control button, then press the center z.
To initialize after canceling the initialization
Open and close the disc cover. Or set the mode dial to
press v on the control button, then press the center z.
, S, A, M, SCN, or
,
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What is initialization?
The initialization is required to record images on a disc.
In case that you have executed the finalization (page 32) using the camera to view
images on a CD-ROM drive, the initialization is automatically executed. You can
continuously record images. When executing the finalization using a computer or
other equipment, execute the initialization to record new images. Images recorded
before finalization will remain on the disc.
Tip
B Recording
You can also execute the initialization using [
(page 84).
] (DISC TOOL) in the setup settings
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Recording still images
Still images are recorded in JPEG format. Before recording still images, push the
POWER switch in the arrow direction to turn on the power and insert a disc.
1
2, 3
ACCESS lamp
1
Set the mode dial to
, S, A, M, or SCN.
2
Press and hold the shutter button halfway down.
The beeps sound. However, the image has not been recorded yet. While the
AE/AF lock indicator z is flashing, the camera automatically adjusts the
exposure and focus of the captured image. When the camera finishes the
automatic adjustments, the AE/AF lock indicator z stops flashing, then
lights up, and the camera is ready for recording.
If you release the shutter button, the recording will be canceled.
AE/AF lock indicator (green)
flashes t lights up
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Press the shutter button fully down.
The shutter clicks. “RECORDING” appears on the LCD screen, and the image
will be recorded on the disc. When “RECORDING” disappears from the LCD
screen, you can start the next recording.
RECORDING
B Recording
For the number of images you can record on a disc
See page 54.
Auto power-off function
If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes, the camera turns off
automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack. To use the camera again,
push the POWER switch in the arrow direction to turn on the camera again.
While the image is being recorded on a disc, the ACCESS lamp lights.
When this lamp is lit, do not shake or strike the camera. Also, do not
turn the power off, not remove the battery pack/disc, or not open the
disc cover. Otherwise, an image data breakdown may occur or the
disc may become unusable.
Notes
• When using a CD-R, even if you delete images, the disc remaining space does not increase.
• Only when using a CD-RW, the disc remaining space increases after deleting the last-recorded
image if the
is indicated on the LCD screen before deleting. If you modify an image, or
open and close the disc cover,
will disappear.
• When recording bright subjects, the color of the LCD screen may change after the AE is
locked. However, this will not affect the recorded image.
• After you change the disc, “REPAIRING DATA” appears on the LCD screen and it may take
about 10 minutes to get ready for recording depending on the disc condition.
• When you press the shutter button fully down at once, the camera starts recording after the
automatic adjustment is complete. However, the recording cannot be carried out while the /
CHG lamp (page 8) is flashing. (During this time, the camera is charging the flash.)
• When the AE/AF lock indicator flashes slowly, the subject may be hard to focus on because it
is too dark or no contrast, or it may be too close to the camera. Release the shutter button, and
focus on it again.
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Checking the last recorded image (Quick Review)
You can check the last recorded image by clearing the menu from the screen
(page 46) and pressing b (7) on the control button.
To return to the normal recording mode: press the shutter button lightly, or press
b (7) again.
To delete the image: 1. Press MENU. 2. Select [DELETE] with B, then press the
center z. 3. Select [OK] with v, then press the center z.
Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen
Adjust the brightness with the [LCD BRIGHTNESS] item in the setup settings
(page 85). This adjustment does not affect the brightness of the images recorded on
the disc.
To turn off the LCD backlight
Press DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT ON/OFF repeatedly to turn off the LCD
backlight (page 23). The battery life will be longer.
Using the zoom feature
The lens part moves in/out while zooming. Be careful not to touch the lens.
Zoom buttons
W: for wide-angle
(subject appears
farther away)
T: for telephoto
(subject appears
closer)
If you cannot get a sharp focus on a close subject
Press the zoom W button repeatedly and move closer to the subject until the focus is
sharp (page 66).
Minimum focal distance to the subject
W side:
Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) (MVC-CD200)
Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) (MVC-CD300)
T side:
Approx. 60 cm (23 5/8 inches) (MVC-CD200)
Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) (MVC-CD300)
To record even closer subjects, see page 66.
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Digital zoom function
This camera has a digital zoom function.
Digital zoom enlarges the image by digital processing, and it starts to function when
the zoom exceeds 3×.
W
T
B Recording
The T-side of the bar shows the
digital zooming zone.
Using digital zoom
• The maximum zoom magnification is 6×.
• Digital zooming deteriorates the picture quality. When digital zoom is not
necessary, set [DIGITAL ZOOM] to [OFF] in the setup settings (page 84).
Notes
• Digital zoom does not work for moving images.
• The zoom function does not work while recording a moving image. Set the zoom position
before you start recording (MVC-CD300 only).
The indicators on the LCD screen during recording
Each time you press DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT ON/OFF, the status of the LCD
screen changes as follows:
The LCD backlight is turned on/all the available indicators are turned on
t The LCD backlight is turned on/warning messages and manual adjustment
items which are set using the jog dial are turned on
t The LCD backlight is turned off/warning messages and manual adjustment
items which are set using the jog dial are turned on
See page 105 for a detailed description of the indicators.
DISPLAY/LCD BACK
LIGHT ON/OFF
Notes
• You cannot turn off the
(self-timer) indicator and some of the indicators used in advanced
operations.
• The indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded.
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Using the self-timer
When you use the self-timer function, the subject is recorded about 10 seconds after
you press the shutter button.
Self-timer lamp
Shutter button
V ( ) on the
control button
(selfClear the menu (page 46), then press V ( ) on the control button. The
timer) indicator appears on the LCD screen, and the subject is recorded about 10
seconds after you press the shutter button. After you press the shutter button, the selftimer lamp flashes until the image is recorded.
Recording images with the flash
The initial setting is AUTO (no indication). In this mode, the flash automatically pops
up and strobes if the camera senses that the surroundings become dark. To change the
flash mode, clear the menu (page 46), then press v ( ) on the control button
repeatedly so that the flash mode indicator on the LCD screen changes.
v ( ) on the
control button
Each time you press the button, the indicator changes as follows.
t
t (No indication)
(No indication) t
Forced flash : The flash strobes regardless of the surrounding brightness.
No flash : The flash does not strobe.
Pop down the flash by your hand after recording.
You can change the amount of flash light with [
settings (page 50).
±] (FLASH LEVEL) in the menu
To reduce the red-eye phenomenon
Set [RED EYE REDUCTION] to [ON] in the setup settings (page 84), the flash
strobes before recording to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. When [ON] is selected,
appears on the LCD screen.
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Notes
Recording images with the AF illuminator
The AF illuminator is fill light to focus on a subject easily under dark conditions. Set
[AF ILLUMINATOR] to [ON] in the setup settings,
appears on the LCD screen
and the AF illuminator emits light when the shutter button is pressed halfway under
dark situations. It keeps emitting light until the focus is locked.
AF illuminator
Notes
• If AF illuminator light does not reach the subject sufficiently or the subject has no contrast,
focus will not be achieved. Approximate 0.3 to 3.0 m (11 7/8 inches to 9 feet 10 1/8 inches)
distance is recommended.
• In TWILIGHT mode of the SCENE SELECTION function (page 58), the AF illuminator will
emit only when the flash mode is set to
(Forced flash).
• The AF illuminator will not emit when the LANDSCAPE mode of the SCENE SELECTION
function (page 58) is selected or [CONVERSION LENS] is set to [ON] in the setup settings
(page 85). ([CONVERSION LENS] is only for MVC-CD300.)
• Focus is achieved as long as AF illuminator light reaches the subject even if its light is slightly
out of the middle position of the subject.
• AF illuminator light is safe for persons. However, do not use the AF illuminator with its light
emitted directly to person eyes at point-blank range as its light is very strong.
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• When [ISO] is set to [AUTO] in the menu settings (page 49), the recommended shooting
distance is 0.3 to 2.5 m (11 7/8 inches to 8 1/3 feet) (MVC-CD200) or 0.3 to 3.0 m (11 7/8
inches to 9 feet 10 1/8 inches) (MVC-CD300). When it is not set to [AUTO], the flash may be
ineffective even if the flash level is changed.
• Attaching a conversion lens (optional) may block the light from the flash and the recorded
image may be eclipsed.
• You cannot use the built-in flash and an external strobe (optional) at the same time.
• The RED EYE REDUCTION function may not produce the desired red-eye reduction effects
depending on individual differences, the distance to the subject, if the subject does not see the
pre-strobe, or other conditions.
• Red-eye reduction effects are also difficult to obtain if you select a slow shutter speed in shutter
speed priority mode.
• The flash effect is not obtained easily when you use forced flash in a bright location.
• While charging the flash, the /CHG lamp flashes. After the charging is complete, the lamp
goes out.
• The flash does not function when recording moving images or recording in EXP BRKTG or
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Recording moving images
Moving images with audio are recorded in MPEG format. Before recording moving
images, push the POWER switch in the arrow direction to turn on the power and
insert a disc.
6, 7
1, 5
1
Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The setup screen appears.
2
Select [
] (CAMERA) with v/V on the
control button, then press B.
CAMERA
SCENE SELECTION:
MOVING IMAGE:
DATE/TIME:
DIGITAL ZOOM:
BRACKET STEP:
RED EYE REDUCTION:
AF ILLUMINATOR:
TWIRIGHT
MPEG MOVIE
OFF
ON
±0.7EV
OFF
ON
SELECT
3
Select [MOVING IMAGE] with v/V on the
control button, then press B.
CAMERA
SCENE SELECTION:
MOVING IMAGE:
DATE/TIME:
DIGITAL ZOOM:
BRACKET STEP:
RED EYE REDUCTION:
AF ILLUMINATOR:
MPEG MOVIE
CLIP MOTION
OK
4
Select [MPEG MOVIE] with v/V on the
control button, then press the center z.
CAMERA
SCENE SELECTION:
MOVING IMAGE:
DATE/TIME:
DIGITAL ZOOM:
BRACKET STEP:
RED EYE REDUCTION:
AF ILLUMINATOR:
TWIRIGHT
MPEG MOVIE
OFF
ON
±0.7EV
OFF
ON
SELECT
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Set the mode dial to
.
The preparation for recording a moving image is complete.
6
Press the shutter button fully down.
“REC” appears on the LCD screen and the image and sound are recorded on the
disc.
7
Press the shutter button fully down again to stop recording.
The recording automatically stops in the following time even if you do not
press the shutter button again.
When selecting the 320 (HQ) size: Approximate 15 seconds
When selecting the 320×240 size: Approximate 1 minute
When selecting the 160×112 size: Approximate 4 minutes
For details on the image size, see “Setting the image size (IMAGE SIZE)” on
page 53.
Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen, zooming or using the
self-timer
See pages 22 to 24.
The indicators on the LCD screen during recording
Press DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT ON/OFF to turn on/off the indicators on the
LCD screen.
These indicators are not recorded. See page 105 for a detailed description of the
indicators.
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B Playback
Playing back still images
1
2
ACCESS lamp
1
Set the mode dial to
.
The ACCESS lamp lights and the last recorded image (still or moving) appears
on the LCD screen.
2
Select the desired still image with b/B on
the control button.
b: To display the preceding image.
B: To display the next image.
120min
100-0028
1600
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FILE BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
Note
You may not be able to play back images whose image sizes are larger than the maximum image
size that can be used with this camera for recording.
The indicators on the LCD screen during still image playback
Press DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT ON/OFF to turn on/off the indicators on the
LCD screen.
See page 106 for a detailed description of the indicators.
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Playing back moving images
1
2, 3
1
Set the mode dial to
.
The ACCESS lamp lights and the last recorded image (still or moving) appears
on the LCD screen.
2
Select the desired moving image with b/B
on the control button.
Moving images are displayed one size smaller than
still images except when you shot at the 320 (HQ)
(page 53) size.
b: To display the preceding image.
B: To display the next image.
3
Press the center z on the control button to
start the playback.
The moving image and sound are played back.
During playback, B (playback) appears on the LCD
screen.
120min
MOV00022
PLAY
320
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FILE BACK/NEXT
120min
MOV00022
STOP
21/28
00:00
320
VOLUME
21/28
00:04
2001 7 4 10:30PM
REV/CUE
VOLUME
To stop the playback
Press the center z on the control button to stop the playback.
To advance or rewind the moving image
Press b/B on the control button during playback. To return to the normal playback,
press the center z.
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Adjusting the volume
Press v/V on the control button to adjust the volume.
v/V on the
control button
The indicators on the LCD screen during moving image playback
Press DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT ON/OFF to turn on/off the indicators on the
LCD screen.
See page 107 for a detailed description of the indicators.
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Preparation for viewing images
using a computer
Using the supplied 8 cm CD adaptor
When your disc drive does not conform to 8 cm CD, use the supplied 8 cm CD
adaptor.
1
Slide the disc into the inner groove and under two of the tabs on
the inner circle of adaptor in the numbered order.
B Playback
1
Printed side of the disc (The other side is
recordable side.)
2
2
Printed side of the adaptor (SONY is printed
on this side and the other side is the luster
side.)
Pull the third tab out away from the disc and the disc will slip into
place. Release the third tab and the disc will be held firmly in place.
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Check that the disc is set correctly in the grooves of the adaptor,
that all the tabs are even with the surface of the adaptor, and that
the disc is not protrude from the adaptor.
If the tabs protrude, press them back down
into place. Otherwise, it may cause
malfunction of your disc drive.
Notes
• The supplied adaptor may not be used with your disc drive. For details, refer to the operating
instructions of the disc drive.
• Use the adaptor at a low-speed (8-speed or lower).
• Do not place the adaptor under direct sunlight or near the heat.
• The adaptor is only used with Mavica discs. This cannot be used with other 8 cm CD-Rs/CDRWs.
Preparing for viewing images on CD-ROM drives (FINALIZE)
You can play back the disc recorded with this camera on CD-ROM drives. You have
to execute the finalization before viewing images on a CD-ROM drive. A disc that
has not been executed the finalization cannot be read with CD-ROM drives.
What is finalization?
• The finalization is required to view images on a CD-ROM drive.
• You can record new images on the finalized disc if you execute the initialization on
it again. The initialization will be automatically executed when the finalization is
executed using the camera. You have to execute the finalization to view new images
on a CD-ROM drive. Each time you execute the finalization, approximate 13 MB of
the disc will decrease. We recommend that you execute the finalization onto
compiled data at a time.
• You can execute the finalization onto the disc later, even if you remove it from the
camera.
• The CD-ROM drive must conform to the MultiRead type to read the disc that was
finalized.
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Executing the finalization
1
Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The setup screen appears on the LCD screen.
2
Select [ ] (DISC TOOL) with v/V on the
control button, then press B.
DISC TOOL
FINALIZE:
FORMAT:
INITIALIZE:
UNFINALIZE:
SELECT
3
Select [FINALIZE] with v/V on the control
button, then press B.
DISC TOOL
OK
CANCEL
B Playback
FINALIZE:
FORMAT:
INITIALIZE:
UNFINALIZE:
OK
4
Select [OK] with v on the control button,
then press z.
“FINALIZE PLACE ON LEVEL SURFACE”
appears on the LCD screen. Be sure to avoid any
vibration during the finalization.
FINALIZE
PLACE ON LEVEL SURFACE
READY?
OK
CANCEL
OK
5
Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z.
Finalization starts and the disc remaining indicator changes from
from
to .
FINALIZE
AVOID ANY VIBRATION
READY TO FINALIZE
FINALIZE
AVOID ANY VIBRATION
FINALIZE IN PROGRESS
to
, or
FINALIZE
FINALIZE COMPLETE
To cancel the finalization
Select [CANCEL] with V on the control button in step 4 or 5, then press the center
z. Once the finalization starts, you cannot cancel it.
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Notes
• It takes for about one minute to execute the finalization. Do not shake or jar the camera during
this operation. Place the camera on a stable surface during the finalization.
• When you execute the finalization, we recommend that you use the external power source
(page 13).
Canceling the finalization (UNFINALIZE) (only for CD-RWs)
When using CD-RWs, you can cancel the last-executed finalization. Once you cancel
it, the disc space for executing the finalization is recovered.
1
Set the mode dial to the
, S, A, M, SCN, or
.
“UNFINALIZE PLACE ON LEVEL SURFACE”
appears on the LCD screen. Be sure to avoid any
vibration during the unfinalization.
UNFINALIZE
PLACE ON LEVEL SURFACE
READY?
OK
CANCEL
OK
2
Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z.
Unfinalization starts and the disc remaining indicator changes from
UNFINALIZE
AVOID ANY VIBRATION
READY TO UNFINALIZE
UNFINALIZE
AVOID ANY VIBRATION
UNFINALIZE IN PROGRESS
to
.
UNFINALIZE
UNFINALIZE COMPLETE
To cancel the unfinalization
Select [CANCEL] with V on the control button in step 2, then press the center z.
When it is canceled, you can continuously record an image on the CD-RW.
To unfinalize after canceling the unfinalization
Set the mode dial to SET UP, then execute [UNFINALIZE] from [
TOOL) in the setup settings (page 84).
] (DISC
Notes
• Unfinalization cannot be executed when you record a new image or edit an image on the CDRW after executing the finalization.
• It takes about one minute to execute the unfinalization. Do not shake or jar the camera during
this operation. Place the camera on a stable surface during the unfinalization.
Tip
You can also execute the unfinalization using [
(page 84).
] (DISC TOOL) in the setup settings
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Viewing images using a
computer
You can view data recorded with your camera on a computer. This section describes
the general method for viewing images on a computer and installing the driver into a
computer. Be sure to also see the operation manuals for your computer and
application software. To view images on the CD-RW using a CD-ROM drive or CDR drive, the drive must conform to the MultiRead type. Whether your drive conforms
to the MultiRead type or not, consult the drive manufacturer.
<<Recommended Windows environment>>
A Viewing images with a CD-ROM drive (page 37)
Finalize the disc beforehand (page 32).
OS:Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional
The above OS is required to be installed at the factory.
Operation is not assured in an environment upgraded to the operating systems described
above.
B Viewing images with a computer connected with the USB
cable (page 38)
There are two ways to make the USB connection, which are the normal connection
and the PTP connection (page 86). This is set using [USB CONNECT] in the setup
settings. However, any OS does not conform to [PTP] as of February 2001. Here
describes the way using the [NORMAL] setting.
You do not need to finalize the disc. You have to install the USB driver and the
software, DirectCD included in the supplied CD-ROM. For details on DirectCD,
refer to the software operating instructions of DirectCD.
OS:Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional
The above OS is required to be installed at the factory.
Operation is not assured in an environment upgraded to the operating systems described
above.
CPU:MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
The USB connector must be provided as standard.
The CD-ROM drive is required for installing the USB driver.
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You can view images on a Windows computer in the following three ways, A, B,
and C. Check the computer environment below, then follow the procedures
described on pages 37 to 42.
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Notes
• Operations are not guaranteed if you connect two or more USB equipment to a single computer
at the same time (except for the USB keyboard and mouse which are provided as standard), or
when using a hub.
• Depending on the type of USB equipment that is used simultaneously, some equipment may
not operate.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned
above.
C Viewing images with a CD-R/CD-RW drive (page 41)
You do not need to finalize the disc. You have to install the software, DirectCD
included in the supplied CD-ROM. For details on Windows environment, refer to the
software operating instructions of DirectCD.
<<Recommended Macintosh environment>>
You cannot view images on a Macintosh computer by USB connection.
Install the driver, Adaptec UDF Volume Access included in the supplied CD-ROM
into your computer and finalize the disc to view images.
Macintosh computer with the Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0 standard installation
QuickTime 3.0 or later must be installed.
Note
Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above.
Notes on using your computer
Software
• Data recorded with your camera is stored in the following formats. Make sure that
applications that support these file formats are installed on your computer.
— Still image (except TEXT mode, uncompressed mode and Clip Motion): JPEG
format
— Moving image/Voice memo: MPEG format
— Uncompressed mode still image: TIFF mode
— TEXT mode/Clip Motion: GIF format.
• Depending on your application software, the file size may increase when you open
a still image file.
• When you copy the image to the camera from your computer, which was modified
with a retouching software and was converted to another file format, the “FILE
ERROR” message may appear and you may be unable to open the image.
• Depending on your application software, only the first frame of the Clip Motion file
may be played back.
Communications with your computer (for Windows only)
Communications between your camera and your computer may not recover after
recovering from Suspend or Sleep.
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• Windows and ActiveMovie, DirectShow are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and /or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS, QuickTime are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• DirectCD is a trademark of Adaptec, Inc.
• All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this
manual.
Viewing images on a Windows computer
When playing back moving images, Real Player or Windows Media Player must be
installed into your computer.
B Playback
A Viewing images with a CD-ROM drive
Finalize the disc beforehand (page 32).
E.g., for Windows Me users
1
Start up your computer and insert the disc into the CD-ROM drive
of your computer.
2
Open [ My Computer] and double click the drive recognizing the
disc (Example:[ CD-ROM (D:)]).
3
Double-click the desired data file.
For the detailed folder and file names, see “Image file storage destinations and
image file names” (page 43).
Desired file
type
Still image
Moving image*
Audio*
Clip Motion
image
E-mail image
Tiff image
(uncompressed)
Double-click in this order
“DCIM” folder
“MSSONY” folder
“MSSONY” folder
“DCIM” folder
t “100MSDCF” folder
t “MOML0001” folder
t “MOMLV100” folder
t “100MSDCF” folder
“MSSONY” folder t “IMCIF100” folder
t Image file
t Image file
t Audio file
t Image file
t Image file
∗ Copying a file to the hard disk of your computer before viewing is recommended. If you
play back the file directly from the disc, the image and sound may break off.
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B Viewing images with a computer connected with the USB cable
Once you install DirectCD included in the supplied CD-ROM, you do not need to
finalize the disc to view images on the disc.
You can exchange data between the camera and a computer using the supplied USB
cable and CD-ROMs.
Installing the USB driver
Do not connect the camera to the computer yet.
Before connecting your camera to your computer, install the USB driver to the
computer. The USB driver is contained in the supplied CD-ROM (SPVD-006).
If the drive is not recognized, see “Troubleshooting” on page 93.
E.g., for Windows Me users
1
Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
Do not connect the USB cable in this step.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM (SPVD-006) in the CD-ROM drive of
your computer
If the setup screen of DirectCD appears, click [Finish] on the screen.
3
Open [ My Computer] on Windows and right-click the CD-ROM
drive (Example:
CD-ROM (D:)), then select [Open (O)].
The file list of the CD-ROM appears. If other application software works, quit
the application software.
4
Double-click the [SONY USB] folder in the file list, and then doubleclick [
SET UP].
The installer of device driver starts and the necessary files are automatically
copied to the computer.
5
Restart the computer.
If the message appears after the installation to verify that you restart the
computer, restart the computer. In other cases, restart it manually.
6
Prepare the camera before connecting the computer.
• Connect the AC power adaptor to the camera.
• Turn on the camera.
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Connect the USB jack on your camera with the USB connector on
your computer using the supplied USB cable.
to the USB jack
to the USB connector
USB
cable
computer
Push the
connector as far
as it will go
The computer automatically recognizes the camera.
Open [ My Computer], the newly recognized drive (Example: (E:)) is added.
Installing driver is complete.
9
Insert the disc into the camera, connect the AC power adaptor to
the camera, then turn on the power of the camera.
Go to “Viewing images” below. If you remove the disc without viewing an
image, be sure to read “Before disconnecting the USB cable” on page 40.
Viewing images
When you view images on the disc which was not finalized, you have to install
DirectCD included in the supplied CD-ROM. For details on DirectCD, refer to the
software operating instructions of DirectCD.
E.g., for Windows Me users
1
Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
2
Connect the USB jack on your camera with the USB connector on
your computer using the supplied USB cable.
to the USB connector
computer
3
to the USB jack
USB
cable
Push the
connector as far
as it will go
Insert the disc into the camera, connect the AC power adaptor to
the camera, then turn on the power of the camera.
“USB MODE” appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
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Open [ My Computer] on Windows and double-click the newly
recognized drive. (Example: [
CD Mavica (E:)])
The folders inside the disc are displayed, and the disc cover of the camera will
be locked. To remove the disc, carry out the operation for removing the disc
described on the software operating instructions of DirectCD.
If the drive is not recognized, see “Troubleshooting” on page 93.
5
Select and double-click the desired image/sound file from the
folder.
For the detailed folder and file names, see “Image file storage destinations and
image file names” (page 43).
Desired file
type
Still image
Moving image*
Audio*
Clip Motion
image
Double-click in this order
“DCIM” folder
“MSSONY” folder
“MSSONY” folder
“DCIM” folder
t “100MSDCF” folder
t “MOML0001” folder
t “MOMLV100” folder
t “100MSDCF” folder
E-mail image
“MSSONY” folder t “IMCIF100” folder
Tiff image
(uncompressed)
t Image file
t Image file
t Audio file
t Image file
t Image file
∗ Copying a file to the hard disk of your computer before viewing is recommended. If you
play back the file directly from the disc, the image and sound may break off.
Before you remove the disc, be sure to read “Before disconnecting the USB
cable” on page 40.
Copying a file in the disc to a computer
Select the desired file, and drag it to the desired drive or folder.
Copying a file in a computer to a disc
Once you install DirectCD included in the supplied CD-ROM into your computer,
you can drag and drop the desired file to the disc. To view the image using this
camera, the file name format must be as follows, “DSC0ssss.JPG”.
For details, see “Image file storage destinations and image file names” (page 43).
Before disconnecting the USB cable
Before disconnecting the USB cable, you must carry out the operation for
removing the disc. This operation is described in “Removing the disc” of the
software operating instructions of DirectCD.
The data in the disc may be broken if you do not carry out this operation.
Refer to the procedure below.
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Remove the disc.
For details, refer to the software operating instructions of DirectCD.
2
When using Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional:
1
Select the applicable drive from [
] on the task bar, then stop it.
2
After the message informing you that the drive has been removed safely
appears, disconnect the USB cable.
When using other operating systems than above:
Simply, disconnect the USB cable.
B Playback
C Viewing images using a CD-R/CD-RW drive
You do not need to finalize the disc. You have to install DirectCD included in the
supplied CD-ROM. For details on DirectCD, refer to the software operating
instructions of DirectCD.
Viewing images on a Macintosh computer
Viewing images with a CD-ROM drive
Finalize the disc beforehand (page 32). You have to install the driver, Adaptec UDF
Volume Access included in the supplied CD-ROM (SPVD-006).
1
Start up your computer and allow the Mac OS to load.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM (SPVD-006) in the CD-ROM drive of
your computer.
3
Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon to open the window.
4
Double-click the icon of the hard disk containing the OS to open
the window.
5
Move the driver, “Adaptec UDF Volume Access” from the window
opened in step 3 to the “System Folder” folder in the window
opened in step 4 (drag and drop).
6
When “Put these items into the Extensions folder?” appears, click
“OK.”
7
Restart your computer.
Viewing images
1
Start up your computer and insert the disc into the CD-ROM drive
of your computer.
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Double click the disc folder.
3
Double-click the desired data file.
For the detailed folder and file names, see “Image file storage destinations and
image file names” (page 43).
Desired file
type
Double-click in this order
t “100MSDCF” folder t Image file
Still image
“DCIM” folder
Moving image* “MSSONY” folder t “MOML0001” folder t Image file
Audio*
“MSSONY” folder t “MOMLV100” folder t Audio file
t “100MSDCF” folder t Image file
Clip Motion
“DCIM” folder
image
t Image file
E-mail image
“MSSONY” folder t “IMCIF100” folder
Tiff image
(uncompressed)
∗ Copying a file to the hard disk of your computer before viewing is recommended. If you
play back the file directly from the disc, the image and sound may break off.
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Image file storage destinations
and image file names
Image files recorded with your camera are grouped in folders by recording mode.
The meanings of the file names are as follows. ssss stands for any number
within the range from 0001 to 9999.
E.g., for Windows Me users (The drive recognizing the camera
is “E.”)
B Playback
Folder containing still image recorded in
normal mode, TEXT mode image and Clip
Motion image data
Folder containing E-MAIL mode and TIFF
mode image data
Folder containing moving image data
Folder containing VOICE mode audio data
Folder
100MSDCF
File
Meaning
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Still image file recorded normally
• Still image file recorded in
— E-MAIL mode (page 59)
— TIFF mode (page 62)
— VOICE mode (page 60)
CLP0ssss.GIF
• Clip Motion file recorded in NORMAL
mode (page 64)
CLP0ssss.THM
• Index image file of Clip Motion file
recorded in NORMAL mode
MBL0ssss.GIF
• Clip Motion file recorded in MOBILE
mode (page 64)
MBL0ssss.THM
• Index image file of Clip Motion file
recorded in MOBILE mode
TXT0ssss.GIF
• Still image file recorded in TEXT mode
(page 61)
TXT0ssss.THM
• Index image file of still image file
recorded in TEXT mode
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Folder
IMCIF100
File
Meaning
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Small-size image file recorded in EMAIL mode (page 59)
DSC0ssss.TIF
• Uncompressed image file recorded in
TIFF mode (page 62)
MOML0001
MOV0ssss.MPG
• Moving image file recorded normally
MOMLV100
DSC0ssss.MPG
• Audio file recorded in VOICE mode
(page 60)
The numerical portions of the following files are the same.
—A small-size image file recorded in E-MAIL mode and its corresponding image file
—An uncompressed image file recorded in TIFF mode and its corresponding image file
—An audio file recorded in VOICE mode and its corresponding image file
—An image file recorded in TEXT mode and its corresponding index image file
—An image file recorded with Clip Motion and its corresponding index image file
Tip
The digital still camera saves recorded images as digital data. The format of the
saved data is called as the file format. The formats that can be used with this
camera are as follows:
JPEG format
Most digital still cameras, operating systems of computers, and browser software
adopt this format. This format is able to compress files without appreciable
deterioration. However, if the image is compressed and saved on repeated
occasions, the image will deteriorate. This camera records still images using the
JPEG format for normal recording.
GIF format
Using this format, the image will not deteriorate even if the image is compressed
and saved on repeated occasions. This format limits the number of colors to 256
colors. This camera records still images using the GIF format in Clip Motion
(page 64) or TEXT mode (page 61).
TIFF format
Stores shooting images without compression, so the image does not deteriorate.
Most of operating systems and applications correspond to this format. This camera
records still images using the TIFF format for the TIFF mode (page 62).
MPEG format
This format is very typical for moving images. This camera records audio using
the MPEG format for the moving images recording and the VOICE mode
(page 60).
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Advanced operations
Before performing advanced
operations
This section describes the basic control methods that are frequently used for
“Advanced operations.”
How to use the mode dial
The mode dial switches the function which is used for recording, playback, or
editing. The SET UP position changes the settings of infrequently-used items
(page 84). Set the dial as follows before starting to operate your camera.
S
M
A
T
SEUP
SCN
To record still images, VOICE memos
To record in the shutter speed priority mode
To record in the aperture priority mode
To record with the shutter speed and aperture
set manually
SCN:
To record in the SCENE SELECTION mode
SET UP: To display the setup items
:
To record moving images or Clip Motion
images
:
To play back or edit images
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:
S:
A:
M:
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How to use the control button
When the menu or setup screen is displayed, the control button is used to select the
buttons, images and menu items displayed on the LCD screen of your camera and
modify the settings. The operation methods that are frequently used for “Advanced
operations” are described below.
Turning on/off the operation buttons (menu) on the LCD screen
Press MENU to display/clear the
menu on the LCD screen.
DELETE PROTECT PRINT
SLIDE
OK
Menu
Setting up the items in the setup or menu
1
Set the mode dial to SET UP so that the setup screen appears, or
press MENU so that the menu appears.
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When the mode dial is set to
SET UP or
:
1 Press v/V/b/B on the control
button to select the item or
setting you want to set up.
The selected setting turns
yellow.
2 Press the center z to enter the
item.
Example: SET UP
DELETE PROTECT PRINT
SLIDE
OK
DELETE PROTECT PRINT
SLIDE
OK
Example:
ONE PUSH
AUTO
IN DOOR
OUT DOOR
WHITE BAL
ISO
MODE
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When the mode dial is set to
, S, A, M, SCN, or
:
Press v/V/b/B on the control
button to select the setting of the
item.
The selected setting turns yellow,
and the setup is complete.
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How to use the jog dial
The functions which are used frequently are set up using the jog dial and the
following direct buttons. The jog dial is used to change the value in manual
adjustments.
FOCUS*
**
Mode dial (S, A, M)
∗ This button is available when the mode dial is set to
, S, A, M, SCN, or
∗∗ This button is available when the mode dial is set to
, S, A, SCN, or
1
Press FOCUS or
2
Turn the jog dial to select the item or value
number you want to adjust.
• When the indication b at the right end on the LCD
screen is in yellow, you can select the item. In such
cases, go to step 3.
.
.
, or set the mode dial to S, A, or M.
Yellow
M
449
0.8m
+2.0EV
F5.6
60
• When the value number at the right end on the
LCD screen is in yellow, you can adjust the value.
(When you press FOCUS, the 9 mark appears on
value number position.)
When you adjust only the value, the adjustment is
complete.
M
449
0.6m
+2.0EV
F5.6
60
Yellow
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Press the jog dial.
The value number turns to yellow. To adjust the value, repeat step
2.
Viewing the next/previous image using the jog dial during playback
When viewing an image in single-image mode (page 72), you can easily view the
next/previous image by turning the jog dial.
Menu settings
Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the positions of the mode dial.
The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate at the moment. Initial settings
are indicated with x.
WB
(WHITE
BAL)
ONE PUSH
/S/A/M/SCN
Description
Sets the white balance (page 68).
x AUTO
IN DOOR
OUT DOOR
ISO
400
200
100
x AUTO
Selects the ISO film speed. When recording
under dark situations or recording a fast-moving
subject, use a high-number setting. When you
record high-quality images, use a low-number
setting (except when the mode dial is set to
SCN).
MVC-CD200
(IMAGE
SIZE)
x 1600×1200
Selects the image size when recording still
images (page 53).
1600 (3:2)
1024×768
640×480
MVC-CD300
x 2048×1536
2048 (3:2)
1600×1200
1280×960
640×480
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When the mode dial is set to
Item
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Item
Setting
x FINE
(P. QUALITY)
MODE
(REC
MODE)
Description
Records still images in the fine image quality
mode.
STANDARD
Records still images in the standard image
quality mode.
TIFF
Records a TIFF (uncompressed) file in addition
to the JPEG file (page 62).
TEXT
Records a GIF file in black-and-white (page 61).
VOICE
Records an audio file (with a still image) in
addition to the JPEG file (page 60).
E-MAIL
Records a small-size (320×240) JPEG file in
addition to the selected image size (page 59).
EXP BRKTG
(MVC-CD300
only)
Records three images with the exposure value of
each image shifted a little (page 63).
BURST (MVC- Records three images continuously (page 59).
CD300 only)
x NORMAL
±
(FLASH
LEVEL)
HIGH
x NORMAL
LOW
PFX
(P. EFFECT)
Records an image using the normal recording
mode.
Makes the flash level higher than normal.
Normal setting.
Makes the flash level lower than normal.
SOLARIZE
B&W
SEPIA
NEG.ART
x OFF
Sets the image special effects (page 69).
+2 to –2
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
The
indicator appears (except when the
setting is 0).
(SHARPNESS)
When the mode dial is set to
([MOVING IMAGE] is set to
[MPEG MOVIE] in the setup settings.)
Item
WB
(WHITE
BAL)
(IMAGE
SIZE)
Setting
Description
ONE PUSH
x AUTO
IN DOOR
OUT DOOR
Sets the white balance (page 68).
320 (HQ)
320×240
x 160×112
Selects the MPEG image size when recording
moving images (page 53).
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Item
PFX
(P. EFFECT)
Setting
SOLARIZE
B&W
SEPIA
NEG.ART
x OFF
Description
Sets the image special effects (page 69).
When the mode dial is set to
([MOVING IMAGE] is set to
[CLIP MOTION] in the setup settings.)
Item
WB
(WHITE
BAL)
Setting
Sets the white balance (page 68).
x NORMAL
Selects the Clip Motion image size (page 53).
MOBILE
±
(FLASH
LEVEL)
x NORMAL
HIGH
LOW
Makes the flash level higher than normal.
Normal setting.
Makes the flash level lower than normal.
SOLARIZE
B&W
SEPIA
NEG.ART
x OFF
Sets the image special effects (page 69).
+2 to –2
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
The
indicator appears (except when the
setting is 0).
(SHARPNESS)
Before performing advanced operations
(IMAGE
SIZE)
PFX
(P. EFFECT)
Description
ONE PUSH
x AUTO
IN DOOR
OUT DOOR
When the mode dial is set to
Item
Setting
DELETE
Description
OK
Deletes the displayed image (page 77).
CANCEL
Cancels deleting of the image.
PROTECT
–
Protects images against accidental erasure
(page 78).
PRINT
–
Marks the print mark on still images (page 81).
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Item
Setting
Description
SLIDE*
INTERVAL
Sets the slide show interval.
x 5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min
REPEAT
A slide show can be repeated for up to approx.
20 minutes.
x ON/OFF
START
Starts the slide show.
CANCEL
Cancels the slide show.
RESIZE*
MVC-CD200
1600×1200
1024×768
640×480
CANCEL
MVC-CD300
2048×1536
1600×1200
1280×960
640×480
CANCEL
Changes the recorded image size (page 80).
ROTATE*
–
Rotates the still image (page 75).
∗ Only in single-image mode.
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Setting the image size (IMAGE SIZE)
1
3
Control button
2
Set the mode dial to
, S, A, M, SCN, or
.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select the desired image size with v/V on the control button from
[ ] (IMAGE SIZE).
Still image sizes:
MVC-CD200: 1600×1200, 1600 (3:2)*, 1024×768, 640×480
MVC-CD300: 2048×1536, 2048 (3:2)*, 1600×1200, 1280×960, 640×480
∗ The image is recorded in the ratio of three to two to fit the printing paper size. Using this
image size, the margin of an image is not printed out. However, the slight amount of the
upper and lower black portions are displayed on the LCD screen.
Moving image (MPEG movie) sizes:
320 (HQ)*, 320×240, 160×112
∗ High Quality mode
Moving image (Clip Motion) sizes:
MOBILE (80×72), NORMAL (160×120)
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The number of images* or the time** that you can record on a disc
MVC-CD200
Image size
MVC-CD300
Quality
STANDARD
FINE
Image size
Quality
STANDARD
FINE
1600×1200
Approx.
237
Approx.
132
2048×1536
Approx.
147
Approx. 81
1600 (3:2)
Approx.
237
Approx.
132
2048 (3:2)
Approx.
147
Approx. 81
1024×768
Approx.
500
Approx.
321
1600×1200
Approx.
237
Approx.
132
640×480
Approx.
1300
Approx.
663
1280×960
Approx.
349
Approx.
197
640×480
Approx.
1300
Approx.
663
320 (HQ)
Approx. 355 (15) sec **
320×240
Approx. 1420 (60) sec **
160×112
Approx. 5400 (240) sec **
320 (HQ)
Approx. 1430
320×240
Approx. 1420 (60) sec **
Approx. 560
160×112
Approx. 5400 (240) sec **
MOBILE
Approx. 1430
NORMAL
Approx. 560
MOBILE
NORMAL
Approx. 355 (15) sec **
∗ When MODE (REC MODE) is set to NORMAL.
∗∗ The numbers in parentheses indicate the maximum recording time in continuous recording
Note
The number of images recordable on a disc may decrease depending on conditions.
Tip
The size of the image is indicated by the pixel unit. The higher the number of pixels, the more
information is included. So, an image that is saved using a large number of pixels is suitable
for a large-format print and one that is saved using a smaller number of pixels is suitable for
attaching to an E-mail. Normally, an image is recorded in the ratio of four to three to fit the
monitor ratio. This camera can also record the image in the ratio of three to two to
accommodate the most common printing paper size. This is the same ratio as the one used in
photo-developing shops.
2048×1536
2048 (3:2)
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B Various recording
To release AE LOCK
Recording with the
exposure fixed (AE
LOCK)
Carry out one of the followings:
• Press AE LOCK again after step 2.
• Release your finger from the shutter
button after step 3.
• Press down the shutter button in step
4.
Mode dial:
/S/A/SCN
Once you press AE LOCK, the
exposure, now captured, is fixed. For
instance, this function is convenient in
the following use:
Measure the exposure of the desired
portion of the subject using the spot
light-metering function and fix its
exposure value by pressing AE LOCK.
Then, recompose the picture.
3, 4
1
2
Set the mode dial to
or SCN.
2
Target the subject that has
desired exposure value, then
press AE LOCK.
The exposure is fixed and the AEL mark appears.
3
Target the subject you want
to record and press and hold
the shutter button halfway
down.
The focus is automatically
adjusted.
4
Press down the shutter
button.
B Various recording
1
, S, A,
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Recording with the
manual adjustments
Mode dial: S/A/M
Shutter speed priority mode
Once the shutter speed is adjusted
manually, the aperture will be
automatically adjusted to the suitable
value to attain correct exposure
according to the brightness of the
subject. Using the higher shutter speed,
you can record a fast-moving subject
with its motion frozen. And using the
lower shutter speed, you can record the
flow motion of a moving subject.
Aperture priority mode
Once the aperture is adjusted manually,
the shutter speed will be automatically
adjusted to the suitable value to attain
correct exposure according to the
brightness of the subject. As selecting
a narrow aperture, the lens iris opens.
Using a narrow aperture, you can
record a subject with its background
unclear. And using a wide aperture,
you can record both the subject and the
background stand out clearly.
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
Set the mode dial to S.
Select a shutter speed with
the jog dial, then press the
jog dial.
The shutter speed can be selected
from 8'' to 1/800 (MVC-CD200) or
8'' to 1/1000 (MVC-CD300) by 1/3
step.
Set the mode dial to A.
Select an aperture value with
the jog dial, then press the
jog dial.
The aperture value can be selected
from F2.8 to F11 (MVC-CD200)
or from F2 to F8 (MVC-CD300)
by 1/3 step.
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Note
Manual exposure mode
You can manually adjust the shutter
speed and aperture values to achieve
the desired shooting condition
according to your purpose. The
exposure value appears on the LCD
screen (page 67). And you can also
adjust this value according to your
taste. 0 EV is the most suitable value
set by the camera.
If the setting is not appropriate in aperture
priority mode, shutter speed priority mode,
or manual exposure mode, the setting value
indicator on the LCD screen flashes when
the shutter button is pressed halfway down.
You can record in this setting, we, however,
recommend that you adjust the flashedvalue again.
1
2–5
1
Set the mode dial to M.
640 FINE M
449
B Various recording
+1.0EV
F5.6
60
2
Select the aperture value
indication with the jog dial,
then press the jog dial.
3
Select the aperture value with
the jog dial, then press the
jog dial.
4
Select the shutter speed
value indication with the jog
dial, then press the jog dial.
5
Select the shutter speed
value with the jog dial.
For details on available values, see
“Shutter speed priority mode” on
page 56, or “Aperture priority
mode” on page 56.
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Recording images
according to shooting
conditions (SCENE
SELECTION)
Mode dial: SCN
This camera has preset three SCENE
SELECTION modes. Each mode is
suitable for the following situations;
night scene, landscape, and portrait.
1, 4
2, 3
To cancel the SCENE
SELECTION function
Set the mode dial to
UP,
, or
.
, S, A, M, SET
Notes
• You can focus only on distant subjects in
LANDSCAPE mode.
• Set the forced flash
when you use the
flash in the following modes:
—TWILIGHT mode
—LANDSCAPE mode
• When using the SCENE SELECTION
mode, the AF illuminator (page 25) emits
in the following conditions:
—TWILIGHT mode: when the flash mode
is set to the
forced flash mode
—PORTRAIT mode: when the subject is
under dark situations
• When the LANDSCAPE mode is selected,
the AF illuminator cannot be used.
Tip
1
Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The setup screen appears.
2
Select [
] (CAMERA) with
v/V, [SCENE SELECTION]
with B/v/V, then press B.
3
Select the desired setting,
then press z.
Under normal recording conditions, the
camera automatically makes various
adjustments, such as those for the focus,
iris, exposure, and white balance, as it
shoots. However, you may not be able to
carry out your desired shooting
depending on shooting conditions. The
SCENE SELECTION function provides
you with near-optimum adjustments to
suit your shooting situation.
TWILIGHT mode
You can record the subject without
losing the dark atmosphere of the
surroundings. We recommend that
you use a tripod to prevent camerashake as the shutter speed is set
slow in this mode.
LANDSCAPE mode
Focuses only on a distant subject to
record landscapes, etc.
PORTRAIT mode
Suits for portrait recordings.
Backgrounds blurred away, and the
frontward person is sharpened.
4
Set the mode dial to SCN.
The selected setting is loaded.
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Recording three
images continuously
(BURST) (only for
MVC-CD300)
Mode dial:
/S/A/M/SCN
This mode is used for a continuous
recording. Press the shutter button in
this mode, the camera records three
images continuously.
4
1
Recording still
images for e-mail (EMAIL)
Mode dial:
/S/A/M/SCN
In the E-MAIL mode, a small-size
image which is suitable for e-mail
transmission is also recorded at the
same time as recording a normal still
image. (The size of the normal still
image is set using [ ] (IMAGE
SIZE) in the menu settings (page 53).)
4
1
3
2
1
Set the mode dial to
M, or SCN.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [MODE] (REC MODE)
with b/B, [BURST] with v/V.
4
Record the image.
3
2
, S, A,
1
Set the mode dial to
M, or SCN.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [MODE] (REC MODE)
with b/B, [E-MAIL] with v/V.
4
Record the image.
, S, A,
The number of images that you can
record on a disc in E-MAIL mode
Notes
MVC-CD200
• You cannot use the flash in this mode.
• During recording in this mode, the image
is not displayed on the LCD screen. Make
the composition before pressing the shutter
button.
• The recording interval is approximate 0.6
second.
• The shutter speed more than 1'' cannot be
selected in BURST mode.
Image size
Quality
STANDARD
FINE
1600×1200
Approx.
216
Approx.
126
1600 (3:2)
Approx.
216
Approx.
126
1024×768
Approx.
416
Approx.
285
640×480
Approx.
855
Approx.
524
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To return to normal
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Select [NORMAL] with v/V in step 3.
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MVC-CD300
Image size
Quality
STANDARD
FINE
2048×1536
Approx.
138
Approx.
79
2048 (3:2)
Approx.
138
Approx.
79
1600×1200
Approx.
216
Approx.
126
1280×960
Approx.
306
Approx.
182
640×480
Approx.
855
Approx.
524
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] with v/V in step 3.
Adding audio files to
still images (VOICE)
Mode dial:
/S/A/M/SCN
In the VOICE mode, the audio is also
recorded at the same time as recording
a still image. You can vividly record
the situation with audio.
4
1
3
2
1
Set the mode dial to
M, or SCN.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [MODE] (REC MODE)
with b/B, [VOICE] with v/V.
4
Record the image.
If you press and release the
shutter button, sound is
recorded for five seconds.
If you hold down the shutter
button, sound is recorded until
you release the shutter button for
up to 40 seconds.
, S, A,
The number of images that you can
record on a disc in VOICE mode*
MVC-CD200
Image size
Quality
STANDARD
FINE
1600×1200
Approx.
203
Approx.
121
1600 (3:2)
Approx.
203
Approx.
121
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Image size
Quality
STANDARD
FINE
Recording text
documents (TEXT)
1024×768
Approx.
369
Approx.
262
Mode dial:
640×480
Approx.
677
Approx.
451
The TEXT mode is suitable for
recording a document to emphasize its
character by the black and white
colors. The LCD screen also turns to
black and white, and the image is
recorded in the GIF format.
MVC-CD300
Image size
Quality
STANDARD
FINE
2048×1536
Approx.
133
Approx.
77
2048 (3:2)
Approx.
133
Approx.
77
1600×1200
Approx.
203
Approx.
121
1280×960
Approx.
280
Approx.
172
640×480
Approx.
677
Approx.
451
4
1
3
2
1
2
Set the mode dial to
∗ When recording 5-second audio.
3
Select [MODE] (REC MODE)
with b/B, [TEXT] with v/V.
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] with v/V in step 3.
4
Record the image.
.
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
MVC-CD200
Image size
1600×1200
Minimum 330
1600 (3:2)
Minimum 361
1024×768
Minimum 618
640×480
Minimum 974
MVC-CD300
Image size
2048×1536
Minimum 221
2048 (3:2)
Minimum 244
1600×1200
Minimum 330
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The number of images that you can
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Image size
1280×960
Minimum 462
640×480
Minimum 974
∗ The maximum number of recordable
images depends on the document
condition, such as the amount of text
portions.
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] with v/V in step 3.
Notes
• If the subject is not evenly illuminated, you
may be unable to record a clear image.
• Reading and writing data takes more time
than normal image recording.
• When the mode dial is set to M or SCN,
the image may be bleached out or may be
turned black.
• The number of recordable images is the
same regardless of whether [
] (P.
QUALITY) is set to [STANDARD] or
[FINE].
Recording still
images as
uncompressed files
(TIFF)
Mode dial:
/S/A/M/SCN
Records the images without
compression, so the image does not
deteriorate. Images recorded in this
mode are suitable for printing with a
high-quality image. The JPEG
(compressed) format image is also
recorded with the TIFF format image.
4
1
3
2
1
Set the mode dial to
M, or SCN.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [MODE] (REC MODE)
with b/B, [TIFF] with v/V.
4
Record the image.
, S, A,
The number of images that you can
record on a disc in TIFF mode
MVC-CD200
Image size
Quality
STANDARD
FINE
1600×1200
Approx.
20
Approx.
19
1600 (3:2)
Approx.
22
Approx.
21
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MVC-CD300
Image size
Quality
STANDARD
FINE
2048×1536
Approx.
12
Approx.
11
2048 (3:2)
Approx.
14
Approx.
13
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] with v/V in step 3.
Recording three
images with the
exposure shifted (only
for MVC-CD300) (EXP
BRKTG)
Mode dial:
/S/A/M/SCN
The camera continuously records three
images with each exposure value
shifted. The exposure compensation
value can be set between ±1.0 EV from
the correct exposure value by 1/3 EV.
Notes
• JPEG images are recorded in the image
size selected by the [ ] (IMAGE SIZE)
menu (page 53). TIFF images are recorded
in [1600×1200] (MVC-CD200) or
[2048×1536] (MVC-CD300) size other
than when [1600 (3:2)] (MVC-CD200) or
[2048 (3:2)] (MVC-CD300) is selected.
• Writing data takes more time than in
normal recording.
7
1, 4
2, 3, 6
5
Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The setup screen appears.
2
Select [
] (CAMERA) with
v/V, [BRACKET STEP] with
B/v/V, then press B.
3
Select the desired bracket
step value with v/V, then
press z.
±1.0EV: Shifts the exposure value
by plus or minus 1.0EV.
±0.7EV: Shifts the exposure value
by plus or minus 0.7EV.
±0.3EV: Shifts the exposure value
by plus or minus 0.3EV.
4
Set the mode dial to
M, or SCN.
5
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
6
Select [MODE] (REC MODE)
with b/B, [EXP BRKTG] with
v/V.
7
Record the image.
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To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] with v/V in step 6.
Notes
• You cannot use the flash in this mode.
• During recording, the image is not
displayed on the LCD screen. Make the
composition before pressing the shutter
button.
• Focus and white balance are adjusted
against the first image and this setting is
also used for the other images.
• When the exposure is manually adjusted,
the adjusted value is used for the center
value.
• The recording interval is approximate 0.6
second.
Creating Clip Motion
Files
Mode dial:
Clip Motion is an animation function
that plays back still images in
succession. The images are stored in
GIF format, which is convenient for
creating home pages or attaching
images to an e-mail.
6, 7
1, 3
2, 5, 8
4
1
Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The setup screen appears.
2
Select [
] (CAMERA) with
v/V, [MOVING IMAGE] with B/
v/V, [CLIP MOTION] with v/V,
then press z.
3
4
Set the mode dial to
5
Select the desired mode from
[ ] (IMAGE SIZE) with v/V.
.
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
NORMAL (160×120)
Clip Motion of up to 10 frames can
be recorded.
This is suitable for use on home
pages, etc.
MOBILE (80×72)
Clip Motion of up to 2 frames can
be recorded.
This is suitable for use with
portable data terminals.
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Record the image for the first
frame.
60min
160
2/10
∗ When recording 10 frames per Clip
Motion file
∗∗ When recording 2 frames per Clip
Motion file
Notes
MAKING “CLIP MOTION”
Before carrying out step 8, the
images are temporarily stored in
memory. These images are not
recorded on the disc, yet.
7
Record the image for the next
frame.
Image recording can be repeated
up to the maximum number of
recordable frames.
8
Press z.
All the frame images are recorded
on the disc.
• Reading and writing data takes more time
than normal image recording.
• Due to the limitations of the GIF format,
the number of colors for Clip Motion
images is reduced to 256 colors or less.
Therefore, the picture quality may
deteriorate for some images.
• The file size is reduced in MOBILE mode,
so the picture quality deteriorates.
• GIF files not created on this camera may
not be displayed correctly.
• All the frame images are immediately
recorded on the disc if the mode dial is
switched or the power is turned off.
B Various recording
To delete some of the frame
images or all the frame
images
1 Press b (7) in step 6 or 7.
The recorded frame images are
played back in turn.
2 Press MENU, and select [DELETE
LAST] or [DELETE ALL], then
press z.
3 Select [OK] with v/V, then press
z.
When [DELETE LAST] is selected
in step 2, each time you repeat
step 3, the recorded frame is
deleted from the newest one.
The number of Clip Motion frames
that you can record on a disc
Image size
NORMAL (160×120)
Approx. 560*
MOBILE (80×72)
Approx.
1430**
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Setting the distance
to the subject
Recording images in
macro
Mode dial:
Mode dial:
/S/A/M/SCN/
Normally the focus is automatically
adjusted. This function is useful when
the auto focus does not work well such
as in dark places.
/S/A/M/SCN/
The macro recording is used when
zooming up a little subject, such as
flowers, insects.
1
1
3
2
1
Set the mode dial to
M, SCN, or
.
2
Press FOCUS.
The focus is fixed and the 9
(manual focus) indicator appears.
3
Turn the jog dial to select the
desired focus setting.
You can select from 15 focus
settings (unit: m) including the 9
position:
0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.8, 1.0, 1.5, 2, 3,
5, 7, 10, 15, and ∞ (infinity)
, S, A,
To reactivate auto focusing
Press FOCUS again and the focal point
information disappears.
Notes
• Focal point information may not
completely show the correct distance. Use
the information as a guide.
• The focus preset does not work properly
when attaching a conversion lens.
• If you shoot a subject within 0.5 m
(19 3/4 inches) with the zoom is set to the
T side, you may not get a clear focus. In
such cases, the focal point information
flashes. Press the zoom W button until the
indicator stops flashing.
2
1
Set the mode dial to
M, SCN, or
.
2
Press the control button B
( ) with the menu cleared.
The
(macro) indicator appears
on the LCD screen.
With the zoom set to the W side,
you can shoot a subject that is
about 3 cm (1 3/16 inch) (MVCCD200) or 4 cm (1 5/8 inch)
(MVC-CD300) away from the lens
surface in macro mode.
To return to normal
recording mode
Press the control button B (
The
, S, A,
) again.
indicator disappears.
Note
You cannot record images in macro with the
LANDSCAPE mode of the SCENE
SELECTION function.
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Tip
Adjusting the
exposure
(EXPOSURE)
Mode dial:
/S/A/SCN/
Adjusts the exposure value which is set
in the automatic adjustment.
1
3
2
1
Set the mode dial to
.
SCN, or
2
3
Press
Normally, the camera automatically
adjusts the exposure. If the color of the
image is too dark or bright as illustrated
below, we recommend that you adjust the
exposure manually. When recording a
backlighted subject or a subject in the
snow, set it toward +, and when recording
a dark subject with fully displayed on the
LCD screen, set it toward –.
Set the exposure
toward +
, S, A,
.
Set the exposure
toward –
B Various recording
Select the desired exposure
value with the jog dial.
Adjust the exposure value while
checking the brightness of the
background. You can select values
ranging from +2.0 EV to -2.0 EV
in steps of 1/3 EV.
Note
If a subject is under extremely bright or dark
situations, or the flash is used, the exposure
adjustment may not be effective.
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Adjusting the white
balance (WHITE
BALANCE)
Mode dial:
indicator appears.
2 Shoot a white object such as paper
/S/A/M/SCN/
Normally, the white balance is
automatically adjusted (AUTO). When
you record with the shooting condition
fixed or under the specific lighting
condition, you can manually adjust the
white balance.
1
3
2
1
Set the mode dial to
M, SCN, or
.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [WB] (WHITE BAL)
with b/B, the desired setting
with v/V.
ONE PUSH (
To shoot in one-push white
balance mode
1 Select [ONE PUSH]. The
, S, A,
full under the same situation you
will shoot.
3 Press v .
The
indicator flashes quickly.
When the white balance has been
adjusted and stored in the memory,
the indicator stops flashing.
To reactivate auto adjustment
Select [AUTO] with v/V in step 3.
Notes
• Select [AUTO] when shooting with
fluorescent lighting.
• The
indicator means:
Slow flashing: white balance is not set or
was not able to be set.
Quick flashing: white balance is being
adjusted (after you press v).
Lit steady: white balance has been set.
• If the
indicator keeps flashing even
when you press v, record in automatic
white balance mode.
)
Adjusting the white balance
depending on the light source
AUTO (No indicator)
Adjusts the white balance
automatically
IN DOOR (n)
• Places where the lighting
condition changes quickly
• Under bright lighting such as
photography studios
• Under sodium or mercury lamps
OUT DOOR (
)
Recording a sunrise/sunset, night
scene, neon signs, or fireworks
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Tip
The image is susceptible to lighting
conditions. The image looks blue under
sunlight in the summer, and looks red
under mercury lamps. Human eyes can
resolve these problems. However, the
camera cannot resolve the problem by
making adjustments. Normally, the
camera adjusts it automatically, but, if the
image appears in strange colors, we
recommend that you change the white
balance mode.
Enjoying picture
effects (P. EFFECT)
Mode dial:
/S/A/M/SCN/
You can digitally process images to
obtain special effect.
1
3
2
1
Set the mode dial to
M, SCN, or
.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [PFX] (P. EFFECT) with
b/B, the desired mode with
v/V.
, S, A,
The light contrast is clearer and the
picture looks like an illustration.
B&W
The picture is monochrome (black
and white).
SEPIA
The picture is sepia-toned like an
old photograph.
NEG.ART
The color and brightness of the
picture are reversed as in a
negative.
OFF
Does not use the picture effect
function.
To cancel PICTURE EFFECT
Select [OFF] with v/V in step 3.
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Notes
Recording the date
and time on the still
image (DATE/TIME)
Mode dial:
/S/A/M/SCN
• If you select [DATE] in step 3, the date is
imposed onto the image in the order
selected with “Setting the date and time”
(page 14).
• The date and time are not superimposed
onto Clip Motion images.
5
1, 4
2, 3
1
Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The setup screen appears.
2
Select [
] (CAMERA) with
v/V, [DATE/TIME] with B/v/V,
then press B.
3
Select the date and time
setting with v/V, then press
z.
DAY & TIME
Imposes the date, hour, and
minute.
DATE
Imposes the year, month, and day.
OFF
Does not impose the date and time.
4
Set the mode dial to
M, or SCN.
5
Record the image.
The date and time do not appear on
the LCD screen during shooting.
These appear during playback
only.
2001
7
, S, A,
4
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Using the Spot lightmetering function
Mode dial:
/S/A/M/SCN/
Use this function when there is
backlight or when there is strong
contrast between the subject and the
background, etc.
Press
to activate the spot lightmetering function. Position the point
you want to record at the spot lightmetering cross hair.
B Various recording
LCD screen
Spot lightmetering
cross hair
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B Various playback
• Triple-image screen
Playing back three or
nine images at once
APERTURE VALUE: F2.5
SHUTTER SPEED: 1/125
EXPOSURE VALUE: 0.0
Mode dial:
You can display multiple images on the
LCD screen at one time using the
zoom buttons.
1
2
1
2
Set the mode dial to
.
Press the zoom W/T buttons
repeatedly.
The LCD screen display changes
as follows:
• Single (single-image) screen
1600
100-0001
1/10
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FILE BACK/NEXT
W
VOLUME
T
• Index (nine-image) screen
100-0005
2001 7 4 10:30PM
SINGLE DISPLAY
The image indicated by the yellow
frame in the index screen is
displayed in the middle of the
triple-image screen with the
recording information. To display
the other information, press v/V.
The following marks are displayed
on each image according to the
image type and settings.
: Moving image file
: VOICE mode file
: E-mail file
: Print mark
- : Protect mark
TEXT: TEXT file
TIFF: TIFF file
CLIP: Clip Motion file
(No mark): Normal recording (no
settings)
To display the next
(previous) index screen
Press v/V/b/B.
To return to normal playback
(single-image)
• Press the zoom T button repeatedly.
• Press z.
Note
SINGLE DISPLAY
W
T
When viewing an image recorded in Clip
Motion or TEXT mode on the index screen,
the image may appear different from the
actual image.
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Tip
When the triple-image screen is
displayed, pressing MENU opens the
menu including [PRINT], [PROTECT],
and [DELETE]. For details on items, see
pages 77, 78, and 81. To close the menu,
press MENU again. The menu disappears
and the recording information is
indicated.
Enlarging a part of the
still image (Zoom and
trimming)
Mode dial:
1
3
4
1
Set the mode dial to
2
Display the image to be
enlarged.
3
Zoom in the image with the
zoom T button.
4
Press v/V/b/B repeatedly to
select the desired portion of
the image.
v: The image moves downward
V: The image moves upward
b: The image moves rightward
B: The image moves leftward
.
To record an enlarged image
(trimming)
1 Press MENU after zooming.
2 Select [TRIMMING] with B, then
press z.
3 Select the image size with v/V,
then press z.
The image is recorded and the
image on the LCD screen returns
to the normal size after recording.
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To return to the normal size
Press z.
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Notes
• Zoom scaling is up to 5× regardless of the
original image size.
• The quality of enlarged images may be
deteriorated.
• The original data is left even if you enlarge
the image.
• The enlarged image is recorded as the
newest file.
• If you trim an image, the disc space will be
decrease.
• If the disc space is not sufficient, you may
be unable to trim an image.
• Moving images cannot be enlarged.
• The still images recorded in TEXT mode
can be enlarged, but these images cannot
be trimmed.
Playing back the still
images in order
(SLIDE)
Mode dial:
This function is useful for checking the
recorded images or for presentations,
etc.
1
3, 4
2
1
Set the mode dial to
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [SLIDE], then press z.
Set the following items.
.
INTERVAL
You can select from 1 min (one
minute), 30 sec (30 seconds),
10 sec (10 seconds), or 5 sec
(5 seconds).
REPEAT
ON: Plays back images in a
continuous loop (The slide show
stops in approximately 20
minutes*).
OFF: After all images have been
played back, the slide show ends.
∗ The slide show does not end until all
the images are played back, even if it
takes more than 20 minutes.
4
Select [START], then press z.
The slide show begins.
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To cancel the SLIDE SHOW
setting
Select [CANCEL] with v/V in step 3,
then press z.
To stop the SLIDE SHOW
playback
Press z, select [EXIT] with B, then
press z.
Rotating a still image
(ROTATE)
Mode dial:
You can rotate the image recorded in
portrait orientation and display it in
landscape orientation.
1
To skip to the next/previous
image during the SLIDE
SHOW
Select b/B at the lower-left on the
3, 4
2
LCD screen.
Note
The interval setting time may vary
depending on the image size.
Set the mode dial to
, and
display the image to rotate.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [ROTATE] with b/B,
then press z.
4
Rotate the image clockwise
or counterclockwise
,
then select [OK] with v/V,
then press z.
To cancel rotation
Select [CANCEL] with v/V in step 4,
then press z.
Notes
• You cannot rotate protected or
uncompressed images, or images recorded
in TEXT mode.
• You may not be able to rotate images
recorded with other equipment.
• Also, when viewing images on a computer,
the image rotation information may not be
reflected depending on the application
software.
• If you rotate an image, the disc space will
decrease.
• If the disc space is not sufficient, you may
not be able to rotate an image.
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Viewing images on a
TV screen
Mode dial:
Before connecting your camera, be
sure to turn off the TV.
Set the TV/VIDEO
switch to
“VIDEO”.
A/V
connecting
cable
to A/V OUT (MONO)
jack
1
Connect the A/V connecting
cable to the A/V OUT (MONO)
jack of your camera and to
the audio/video input jacks of
the TV.
If your TV has stereo type input
jacks, connect the audio plug
(black) of the A/V connecting
cable to the Lch jack.
2
Turn on the TV and start
playback on your camera.
The playback image appears on the
TV screen.
Notes
• You cannot use a TV that has an antenna
(aerial) connector only.
• When viewing a still image on the TV, the
black band may appear around the image.
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B Editing
In index mode
Deleting images
(DELETE)
Mode dial:
1
Protected images cannot be deleted.
3–5
2, 5
In single-image or tripleimage mode
1
2
2, 4, 5
3
Set the mode dial to
2
In single-image mode:
Display the image you want to
delete with b/B.
In triple-image mode:
Press the zoom W button twice to
turn to the triple-image mode.
Display the image you want to
delete with b/B.
3
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
4
Select [DELETE] with b/B in
single-image mode, or with
v/V in triple-image mode,
then press z.
5
Select [OK] with v/V, then
press z.
The image (or the middlepositioned image in triple-image
mode) is deleted.
.
Set the mode dial to
, then
display the index screen with
the zoom W button.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [DELETE] with b/B,
then press z.
4
Select [ALL] or [SELECT]
with b/B, then press z.
B Editing
1
1
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When you select [ALL]
Select [ENTER] with b/B, then
press z.
All the unprotected images are
deleted.
When you select [SELECT]
The frame of the selected image
turns green.
1 Select the image to be deleted
with v/V/b/B, then press z.
To cancel, press z again.
Repeat this step to select other
images.
The
(delete) indicator
appears on the selected images.
SET
MENU TO NEXT
2 Press MENU.
3 Select [OK] with b/B, then
press z.
To cancel deleting
Select [CANCEL] with b/B in step 4
or [EXIT] with b/B in step 5, then
press z.
Preventing accidental
erasure (PROTECT)
Mode dial:
Protects images against accidental
erasure.
In single-image or tripleimage mode
1
2
2, 4
3
1
Set the mode dial to
2
In single-image mode
Display the image you want to
protect with b/B.
In triple-image mode
Press the zoom W button twice to
turn to the triple-image mode.
Display the image you want to
protect with b/B.
3
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
4
Select [PROTECT] with b/B in
single-image mode, or with
v/V in triple-image mode,
then press z.
The displayed image (or the
middle-positioned image in tripleimage mode) is protected. The (protect) indicator appears on the
image.
Notes
• When using a CD-R, even if you delete
images, the disc remaining space does not
increase.
• Only when using a CD-RW, the disc
remaining space increases after deleting
the last-recorded image if the
is
indicated on the LCD screen before
deleting. If you modify an image, or open
and close the disc cover,
will
disappear.
• If the disc space is not sufficient, you may
not be able to delete an image.
• If the lower four-digit file number of an
image is the same as the number of the
selected image, that image also will be
deleted.
.
To release protection
Press z again in step 4. The indicator disappears.
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In index mode
5
1
3–5
2, 5
1
Set the mode dial to
, then
display the index screen with
the zoom W button.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [PROTECT] with b/B,
then press z.
4
Select [ALL] or [SELECT]
with b/B, then press z.
When you select [ALL]
Select [ON] with b/B, then press
z.
All the images in the disc are
protected.
When you select [SELECT]
The frame of the selected image
turns green.
1 Select the image to be protected
with v/V/b/B, then press z.
To cancel, press z again.
Repeat this step to select other
images.
The - indicator appears on
the selected images.
SET
MENU TO NEXT
2 Press MENU.
3 Select [OK] with b/B, then
press z.
To release protection
Notes
• If you protect an image, the disc space will
decrease. Also, if you release protection,
the disc space will decrease.
• If the disc space is not sufficient, you may
not be able to protect an image.
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If you selected [ALL] in step 4, select
[OFF] with b/B, then press z. If you
selected [SELECT] in step 4, select the
image to be unprotected with v/V/b/
B, then press z. Repeat this step to
select other images. Press MENU and
select [OK] with b/B, then press z.
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Notes
Changing the
recorded still image
size (RESIZE)
Mode dial:
You can change the image size of the
recorded image.
1
3, 4
2
1
Set the mode dial to
, then
display the image of which
you want to change the size.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [RESIZE] with b/B,
then press z.
4
Select the desired size with
v/V, then press z.
MVC-CD200: 1600×1200,
1024×768, 640×480
MVC-CD300: 2048×1536,
1600×1200, 1280×960, 640×480
The resized image is recorded.
• When you change from a small size to a
large size, the picture quality deteriorates.
• The original image is retained even after
resizing.
• You cannot change the size of images
recorded in TEXT mode, moving images,
uncompressed images, or Clip Motion
images.
• The resized image is recorded as the
newest file.
• If you resize an image, the disc space will
decrease.
• If the disc space is not sufficient, you may
not be able to resize an image.
To cancel changing the size
Select [CANCEL] with v/V in step 4,
then press z.
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Selecting still images
to print (PRINT)
To unmark the print mark
Press z again in step 4.
mark
disappear.
Mode dial:
You can mark a print mark on still
images recorded with your camera.
This mark is convenient when you
have images printed at a shop that
conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format) standard.
In index mode
1
3 – 5, 7
2, 6
In single-image or tripleimage mode
1
2
2, 4
3
Set the mode dial to
2
In single-image mode
Display the image you want to
print with b/B.
In triple-image mode
Press the zoom W button twice to
turn to the triple-image mode.
Display the image you want to
print with b/B.
Set the mode dial to
, then
display the index screen with
the zoom W button.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [PRINT] with b/B, then
press z.
4
Select [SELECT] with b/B,
then press z.
When marking the
mark, you
cannot select [ALL].
The frame of the selected image
turns green.
5
Select the image to be
marked with v/V/b/B, then
press z.
To cancel, press z again.
Repeat this step to select other
images. The
mark appears on
the selected image.
.
3
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
4
Select [PRINT] with b/B in
single-image mode, or with
v/V in triple-image mode,
then press z.
The
(print) mark is marked on
the displayed image (or the
middle-positioned image in tripleimage mode).
SET
MENU TO NEXT
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Press MENU.
The menu appears.
7
Select [OK] with b/B, then
press z.
To unmark selected print
marks
Select the image to be unmarked in
step 5 with v/V/b/B, then press z.
Formatting a CD-RW
When deleting all the images in the
CD-RW or using the CD-RW
formatted with other equipment than
this camera, format the CD-RW. When
you format a CD-RW, all data stored
on the disc will be deleted. Check the
contents of the disc before formatting.
The initialization is also executed after
the format.
To unmark all the print
marks
Select [ALL] with b/B in step 4, then
press z. Select [OFF] with b/B, then
press z.
1
2
3–5
The
marks on all images are
unmarked.
To cancel marking the print
mark
Select [CANCEL] with b/B in step 4,
then press z, or select [EXIT] with b/
B in step 7, then press z.
Notes
• You cannot mark moving images, Clip
Motion images or images recorded in
TEXT mode.
• If you mark an image recorded in TIFF
mode with a print mark, only the
uncompressed image is printed, and the
JPEG image recorded at the same time is
not printed.
• If you mark an image with a print mark,
the disc space will decrease. Also, if you
unmark the print mark, the disc space will
decrease.
• If the disc space is not sufficient, you may
not be able to mark an image with a print
mark.
1
Insert only the CD-RW you
want to format.
2
Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The setup screen appears.
3
Select [ ] (DISC TOOL) with
v/V, [FORMAT] with B/v/V,
then press B.
4
Select [OK] with v/V, then
press z.
“FORMAT PLACE ON LEVEL
SURFACE” appears on the LCD
screen.
5
Select [OK] with v/V, then
press z.
To cancel formatting
Select [CANCEL] with v/V in step 3,
then press z.
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Notes
• When you format, be sure to use a fully
charged battery pack or the AC power
adaptor as the power source.
• CD-Rs cannot be formatted.
• The disc which is formatted using other
equipment than this camera cannot be used
with this camera. Format the disc again
with this camera.
• It takes about seven minutes to execute the
format.
• About 300 times formatting can be
available on a CD-RW.
• Once you format the CD-RW, protected
images are also deleted.
B Editing
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Changing the setup settings (SET UP)
Set the mode dial to SET UP. The setup screen appears. You can set up the following
items with the control button.
DISC TOOL
Item
FINALIZE
FORMAT
INITIALIZE
UNFINALIZE
Setting
Description
OK
Finalizes a disc (page 32).
CANCEL
Cancels the finalization.
OK
Formats a CD-RW (page 82).
CANCEL
Cancels formatting of the CD-RW.
OK
Initializes a disc (page 18).
CANCEL
Cancels the initialization.
OK
Unfinalizes a CD-RW (page 34).
CANCEL
Cancels the unfinalization.
CAMERA
Item
SCENE
SELECTION
Setting
x TWILIGHT
LANDSCAPE
PORTRAIT
Description
Selects the SCENE SELECTION mode that
is assigned to the SCN position (page 58).
MOVING
IMAGE
x MPEG MOVIE Records the MPEG movie (page 26).
DATE/TIME
DAY & TIME
DATE
x OFF
CLIP MOTION Records the Clip Motion.
DIGITAL ZOOM x ON
OFF
Sets whether to insert the date and time into
the still image (page 70).
Uses digital zoom (page 23).
Does not use digital zoom.
BRACKET STEP ±1.0EV
(MVC-CD300
x ±0.7EV
only)
±0.3EV
Sets the exposure plus minus value when
recording three images with each exposure
value shifted (page 63).
RED EYE
REDUCTION
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon (page 24).
AF
ILLUMINATOR
ON
x OFF
x ON
OFF
Uses when it is hard to focus on the subject
under dark situations (page 25).
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SETUP 1
Item
FILE NUMBER
CONVERSION
LENS (MVCCD300 only)
/
LANGUAGE
CLOCK SET
Setting
Description
SERIES
Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if
the disc is changed.
x RESET
Resets the file number that starts from 0001
each time the disc is changed.
ON
Set to [ON] when using the VCL-MHG07
conversion lens (not supplied). At this time,
the zoom function does not work. Also, note
that the VAD-S70 adaptor ring needed to
mount the conversion lens to your camera is
not sold in some countries and regions.
x OFF
x ENGLISH
/JPN
OK
Displays the menu items in English.
Displays the menu items in Japanese.
Sets the date and time (page 14).
CANCEL
When [CONVERSION LENS] is set to [ON]:
• The SCENE SELECTION and zoom functions are not activated.
• When the mode dial is set to S or M, the iris value can be selected only from F4 or more.
• The focus preset is not activated.
• The macro recording is not activated.
SETUP 2
Item
Setting
LCD
BRIGHTNESS
x NORMAL
LCD
BACKLIGHT
BRIGHT
x NORMAL
Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight.
SHUTTER
Turns on the shutter sound only. (The shutter
sound is heard when you press the shutter
button.)
BRIGHT
Description
Selects the LCD brightness (page 22).
DARK
x ON
VIDEO OUT
Turns on the beep/shutter sound (when you
press the control button/shutter button).
OFF
Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
NTSC
Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode
(e.g., Japan, the USA).
PAL
Sets the video output signal to PAL mode
(e.g., Europe).
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BEEP
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Item
USB CONNECT
DEMO
Setting
PTP
x NORMAL
x ON
OFF
Description
Switches the USB mode (page 35).
This is activated only when using the AC
power adaptor. [DEMO] is set to [STBY] at
the factory and the demonstration starts
about 10 minutes after you have set the
mode dial to
, S, A, M, or SCN. To
cancel the demonstration, turn off the power.
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Additional information
Precautions
The set is not disconnected from the
AC power source (mains) as long as it
is connected to the wall outlet, even if
the set itself has been turned off.
On handling the camera
Do not carry the camera by holding
the disc cover
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft
cloth slightly moistened with water,
then wipe the surface dry. Do not use
any type of solvent such as thinner,
alcohol or benzene as this may damage
the finish or the casing.
After using your camera at the
seashore or other dusty locations
Clean your camera carefully.
Otherwise, the salty air may corrode
the metal fittings or dust may enter the
inside of your camera, causing a
malfunction.
On operating temperature
Do not touch the rotating disc
This may cause serious injuries.
On pickup lens cleaning
When the pickup lens is dirty and the
camera cannot read any image, clean
the pickup lens using a commercially
available blower.
Your camera is designed for use
between the temperatures of 0°C to
40°C (32°F to 104°F). Recording in
extremely cold or hot places that
exceed this range is not recommended.
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a
cold to a warm location, or is placed in
a very damp room, moisture may
condense inside or outside the camera.
Should this occur, the camera will not
operate properly.
Moisture condensation occurs
easily when:
On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with a
cleaning cloth (not supplied) or an
LCD cleaning kit (not supplied) to
remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
How to prevent moisture
condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold
place to a warm place, seal the camera
in a plastic bag and allow it to adapt to
conditions at the new location over a
period of time (about an hour).
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Pickup
lens
• The camera is brought from a cold
location such as a ski slope into a
warmly heated room.
• The camera is taken from an airconditioned room or car interior to
the hot outdoors, etc.
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If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an
hour for the moisture to evaporate.
Note that if you attempt to record with
moisture remaining inside the lens, you
will be unable to record clear images.
On pickup lens
Do not touch the pickup lens inside the
disc cover. And do not open the disc
cover except when inserting or
removing a disc to keep dust out.
On AC power adaptor
• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet
(mains) when you are not using the
unit for a long time. To disconnect
the power cord (mains lead), pull it
out by the plug. Never pull the power
cord (mains lead) itself.
• Do not operate the unit with a
damaged cord (mains lead) or if the
unit has been dropped or damaged.
• Do not bend the power cord (mains
lead) forcibly, or place a heavy object
on it. This will damage the cord
(mains lead) and may cause fire or
electrical shock.
• Prevent metallic objects from coming
into contact with the metal parts of
the connecting section. If this
happens, a short may occur and the
unit may be damaged.
• Always keep metal contacts clean.
• Do not disassemble the unit.
• Do not apply mechanical shock or
drop the unit.
• While the unit is in use, particularly
during charging, keep it away from
AM receivers and video equipment.
AM receivers and video equipment
disturb AM reception and video
operation.
• The unit becomes warm during use.
This is not a malfunction.
• Do not place the unit in locations that
are:
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Vibrating
On battery pack
• Use only the specified charger with
the charging function.
• To prevent accident from a short
circuit, do not allow metal objects to
come into contact with the battery
terminals.
• Keep the battery pack away from fire.
• Never expose the battery pack to
temperatures above 60°C (140°F),
such as in a car parked in the sun or
under direct sunlight.
• Keep the battery pack dry.
• Do not expose the battery pack to any
mechanical shock.
• Do not disassemble nor modify the
battery pack.
• Attach the battery pack to the camera
securely.
• Charging while some capacity
remains does not affect the original
battery capacity.
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On the built-in rechargeable
lithium battery
Your camera is supplied with a built-in
rechargeable lithium battery installed
so as to retain the date and time, etc.,
regardless of the setting of the POWER
switch. The built-in rechargeable
lithium battery is always charged as
long as you are using your camera. The
battery, however, will get discharged
gradually if you do not use your
camera. It will be completely
discharged in about one month if you
do not use your camera at all. Even if
the built-in rechargeable lithium
battery is not charged, it will not affect
the camera operation. To retain the
date and time, etc., charge the battery if
the battery is discharged.
Charging the built-in rechargeable
lithium battery:
• Connect your camera to house
current (mains) using the AC power
adaptor supplied with your camera,
and leave your camera with the
power turned off for more than 24
hours.
• Or install the fully charged battery
pack in your camera, and leave your
camera with the power turned off for
more than 24 hours.
On discs
Be sure to use only 8 cm CD-Rs/CDRWs. You cannot read or write data on
other type discs that do not correspond
to this camera.
On cleaning
• Do not clean a disc using a cleaner
before recording. Use a
commercially available blower to
remove dust.
• If fingerprints, dust, drop of water, or
oil makes the recordable side (the
other side of the printed side) of a
disc dirty, the camera may not
properly record an image on the disc.
You should handle a disc with a lot of
care.
• If a disc does become dirty, wipe it in
a straight line from center to edge
with a soft dry cloth or a soft cloth
lightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. You can use a
commercially available CD cleaner.
If any problem occurs, unplug your
camera and contact your nearest Sony
dealer.
Notes
• Do not remove the disc while reading or
writing data.
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• Do not use any solvent (benzine,
thinner, static protection product,
record cleaner, etc.) to clean a disc.
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• Data may be damaged if:
— You remove the disc or turn off the
power while reading or writing data.
— You use the camera in a location subject
to the effects of static electricity or
noise.
• Do not attach any material on the surface
of a disc. This causes a nonuniform
rotating speed and this may cause a
malfunction of the camera.
• You can write only on the label surface of a
disc. When you write, use only a felt-tip
marker and do not touch it until it is in dry
state, and do not heat it. Do not use a
sharp-pointed tool, such as a ballpoint pen.
• Hold a disc at the edges while pressing the
center hole lightly. Do not touch the
recordable side (the other side of the
printed side) of a disc.
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a
commercially available AC plug
adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on
the design of the wall outlet (mains)
[b].
AC-L10A/L10B/L10C
Watching the playback picture on
TV
If you want to view the playback
picture on a TV, you need a TV having
a video input jack and a video
connecting cable.
The color system of the TV must be
the same as that of your digital still
camera. Check the following list:
NTSC system
• When you carry or store a disc, put it in its
case.
• Do not strike, bend or drop a disc, or rub
the edge of a disc.
• Do not store a disc in the following
locations:
—In dusty or dirty places
—Under direct sunlight
—Near heaters
—In dump places
• If you play back the disc on which any
image has not been recorded using a CDROM drive, the CD-ROM drive may
malfunction or the disc may be scratched.
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada,
Central America, Chile, Columbia,
Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan, Korea,
Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the
Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China,
Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great
Britain, Holland, Italy, Kuwait,
Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway,
Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Thailand, etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
Using your camera
abroad
Power sources
SECAM system
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France,
Guiana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Monaco,
Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic,
Ukraine, etc.
You can use your camera in any
country or area with the supplied
battery charger within 100 V to
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Effective use of the battery pack
About “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack
What is the “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack?
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery pack that has
functions for communicating
information related to operating
conditions between your camera and
the AC power adaptor.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
calculates the power consumption
according to the operating conditions
of your camera, and displays the
remaining battery time in minutes.
Charging the battery pack
• Be sure to charge the battery pack
before you start using your camera.
• We recommend charging the battery
pack in an ambient temperature of
between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F)
until the /CHG lamp goes out,
indicating that the battery pack is
fully charged. If you charge the
battery pack outside of this
temperature range, you may not be
able to efficiently charge the battery
pack.
• After charging is completed, either
disconnect the AC power adaptor
from the DC IN jack on your camera
or remove the battery pack.
• Battery performance decreases in
low-temperature surroundings. So,
the time that the battery pack can be
used is shorter in cold places. We
recommend the following to use the
battery pack longer:
— Put the battery pack in a pocket
close to your body to warm it up,
and insert it in your camera
immediately before you start
taking shots.
• Frequently operating the zoom wears
out the battery pack faster.
• Be certain to turn the POWER switch
to off when not taking shots or
playing back on your camera.
• We recommend having spare
batteries handy for two or three times
the expected shooting time, and make
a trial shots before taking the actual
shots.
• Do not expose the battery pack to
water. The battery pack is not waterresistant.
Remaining battery time indicator
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• If the power goes off although the
battery remaining indicator indicates
that the battery pack has enough
power to operate, charge the battery
pack fully again so that the indication
on the battery remaining indicator is
correct. Note, however, that the
correct battery indication sometimes
will not be restored if it is used in
high temperatures for a long time or
left in a fully charged state, or the
battery pack is frequently used.
Regard the remaining battery time
indication as the approximate
shooting time.
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• The E mark indicating there is little
remaining battery time sometimes
flashes depending on the operating
conditions or ambient temperature
and environment even if the
remaining battery time is 5 to 10
minutes.
How to store the battery pack
• Even if the battery pack is not used
for a long time, store it in a dry, cool
place after fully charging it once per
year and then using the battery pack
up on your camera. This is to
maintain the battery pack’s functions.
• To use the battery pack up on your
camera, leave the POWER switch to
on in
mode until the power goes
off without a disc inserted.
Battery life
• The battery life is limited. Battery
capacity decreases little by little as
you use it more and more, and as
time passes. When the battery
operating time is shortened
considerably, a probable cause is that
the battery pack has reached the end
of its life. Please buy a new battery
pack.
• The battery life varies according to
how it is stored and operating
conditions and environment for each
battery pack.
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Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera, first check the following items. Should
your camera still not operate properly after you have made these checks, press the
reset button located on the bottom. (If you press the reset button, the date and time
setting is cleared.) Should your camera still not operate properly, consult your Sony
dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. If code displays (C:ss:ss)
appear on the LCD screen, the self-diagnosis display function is working
(page 102).
Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
Your camera does not
work.
• You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
t Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (page 9).
• The disc is not inserted properly.
t Eject the disc, and insert it again (page 16).
• The battery level is too low. (The E indicator
appears.)
t Charge the battery pack fully (page 10).
• The AC power adaptor is not connected securely.
t Connect it securely to the DC IN jack and a wall
outlet (mains) (page 10, 13).
• The malfunction occurs inside the camera.
t Turn off the power, and turn on after one
minute, then check that the camera works
properly.
Your camera cannot
record images.
• The mode dial is set to
or SET UP.
t Set it to
, S, A, M, SCN, or
(pages 20,
26).
• No disc is inserted into your camera.
t Insert a disc (page 16).
• The disc has not been initialized.
t Initialize the disc (page 18).
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Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
The picture is out of focus.
• Your camera is not in macro recording mode when
you shoot a subject that is about 3 to 50 cm
(1 3/16 to 19 3/4 inches) (MVC-CD200) or about 4
to 50 cm (1 5/8 to 19 3/4 inches) (MVC-CD300)
away from the lens.
t Set the macro recording mode (page 66).
t Press the zoom W button repeatedly.
• The LANDSCAPE mode of the SCENE
SELECTION function is selected.
t Cancel the function.
• The focus preset is selected.
t Cancel the function.
• [CONVERSION LENS] is set to [ON] in the setup
settings (MVC-CD300 only).
t Set it to [OFF] (page 85).
The resizing function does
not work.
• You cannot resize moving images, text images, Clip
Motion images, and uncompressed images.
You cannot display a print
mark.
• You cannot display print marks on moving images,
text images and Clip Motion images.
The picture is noisy.
• Your camera is placed near a TV or other
equipment that uses strong magnets.
t Move your camera away from the TV, etc.
The picture is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with a light source
behind the subject.
t Adjust the exposure (page 67).
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too low.
t Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen
(page 22).
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Cause and/or Solution
The flash does not work.
• The flash is set to
.
t Set the flash to (no indication) or (page 24).
• The mode dial is set to
, SET UP, or
(MPEG MOVIE).
t Set it to
, S, A, M, SCN, or
(CLIP
MOTION).
• The camera is in one of the following SCENE
SELECTION modes: TWILIGHT or
LANDSCAPE.
t Cancel the SCENE SELECTION function or set
the flash to
(page 24, 58).
• [MODE] (REC MODE) is set to [EXP BRKTG] or
[BURST] (MVC-CD300 only) in the menu
settings.
t Set it to the other modes.
The date and time are
recorded incorrectly.
• The date and time are not set correctly.
t Set the correct date and time (page 14).
Vertical streaks appear
when you are shooting a
very bright subject.
• This is called the smear phenomenon. This is not a
malfunction.
t Set the exposure toward – (page 67).
The zoom does not work.
(MVC-CD300 only)
• [CONVERSION LENS] is set to [ON] in the setup
settings.
t Set it to [OFF] (page 85).
• The zoom cannot be used when recording a moving
image with [MOVING IMAGE] set to [MPEG
MOVIE].
Digital zoom does not
function.
• The digital zoom cannot be used when recording a
moving image with [MOVING IMAGE] set to
[MPEG MOVIE].
• [DIGITAL ZOOM] is set to [OFF].
t Set [DIGITAL ZOOM] to [ON] in the menu
settings (page 23).
The image is in
monochrome.
• You shot the image in TEXT mode.
t Cancel the TEXT mode (page 61).
• [PFX] (P. EFFECT) is set to [B&W] in the menu
settings.
t Cancel the B&W mode (page 69).
Additional information
Symptom
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Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
The image cannot be
played back on the CDROM drive of your
computer.
• The disc has not been finalized.
t Finalize the disc (page 32).
• An error occurs during recording by vibration.
t Possibly, you may be able to play back images if
you connect the camera to your computer with
the USB cable.
• The CD-ROM drive does not correspond to the
packet-write system or does not conform to the
MultiRead type.
t Consult the computer or the CD-ROM drive
manufacturer.
• Causes not described above are occurred.
t Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
Your camera cannot delete
an image.
• The disc is not initialized.
t Initialize the disc (page 18).
• The disc space is not sufficient.
t This is not a malfunction.
• The image is protected.
t Cancel the protection (page 78).
The power turns off
suddenly.
• If you do not operate the camera for about three
minutes while the power is on, the camera turns off
automatically to prevent wearing down the battery
pack.
t Turn on the camera.
• The battery pack is discharged.
t Replace it with a fully charged battery pack.
The image does not
appear on the TV screen.
• The [VIDEO OUT] setting of your camera is
incorrect.
t Change the setting (page 85).
The SLIDE SHOW
function stops
automatically.
• The SLIDE SHOW function stops after about
20 minutes.
t To continue the slide show, select [START]
again (page 74).
The macro function does
not work.
• [SCENE SELECTION] is set to [LANDSCAPE] in
the setup settings.
t Cancel the SCENE SELECTION function
(page 58).
• [CONVERSION LENS] is set to [ON] in the setup
settings (MVC-CD300 only).
t Set it to [OFF] (page 85).
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Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
The TEXT mode
recording cannot be
properly done.
• The subject is not under even lighting situations.
t Change lighting.
• The mode dial is set to S, A, M, or SCN.
t Set it to
.
Your computer does not
recognize your camera.
• The battery level is low.
t Use the AC power adaptor (page 13).
• The camera is turned off.
t Turn on the camera.
• The USB cable is not connected firmly.
t Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it again
firmly. Make sure that “USB MODE” is
displayed on the LCD screen (page 38).
• The USB connectors on your computer are
connected to other equipment besides the keyboard,
the mouse, and your camera.
t Disconnect the USB cables except for the ones
connected to the keyboard, the mouse, and your
camera.
• The USB driver is not installed.
t Install the USB driver (page 38).
• [USB CONNECT] is set to [PTP] in the setup
settings.
t Set it to [NORMAL] (page 86).
• Since the camera is connected to a computer with
the USB cable before installing the USB driver, the
drive is not recognized by the computer.
t Delete the drive which is not recognized, then
install the USB driver. For details, see the
procedure below.
Reinstall the USB driver when using Windows 98, Windows
98SE, Windows Me and Windows 2000 Professional
1
2
Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
3
4
Insert a disc.
Additional information
Perform all steps without skipping.
Connect the USB jack on the camera and the computer with the
supplied USB cable.
Connect the AC power adaptor to your camera and then to a wall
outlet (mains), and turn on the power of your camera.
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5
Open “Device Manager” on Windows.
For Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows Me users:
1 Open [Control Panel] from [
My Computer], then double-click [System].
2 “System properties” is displayed. Click the [Device Manager] tab located at
the top.
3 Click [
CD Mavica] in [
Other devices], then click the [Delete (E)]
button located at the lower-right corner.
For Windows 2000 Professional users:
* Log in with the permission of administrator.
1 Open [Control Panel] from [
My Computer], then double-click [System].
2 “System properties” is displayed. Click the [Hardware] tab located at the top,
then click the [Device Manager (D)] button.
3 Click [View] in [Device Manager], then click [Devices by type (E)].
4 Right-click [
CD Mavica] in [
Other devices], then click [Delete (E)].
6
After the message appears to verify that you delete the device
manager, click “OK.”
7
Turn off the camera, disconnect the USB cable, and restart the
computer.
8
Install the USB driver in the supplied CD-ROM to the computer
following the procedure on page 38.
Battery packs
Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
The battery pack cannot
be charged.
• The power of the camera is turned on.
t Turn off the power of the camera (page 10).
The battery life is short.
• You are recording/playing back images under
extremely cold temperatures.
• The battery pack is not charged enough.
t Charge the battery pack fully.
• The battery pack is dead.
t Replace the battery pack with a new one.
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Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
The indication of the
battery remaining time is
not proper, or the power is
immediately turned off
even if the battery
remaining indicator
indicates that the battery
level is sufficient.
• You are using the camera for many hours under
extremely hot or cold temperatures.
• The battery pack is dead.
t Replace the battery pack with a new one
(page 9).
• The battery level is too low.
t Install the fully charged battery pack (page 9,
10).
• A deviation has occurred in the remaining battery
time.
t Charge the battery pack fully (page 10).
The /CHG lamp flashes
when charging a battery
pack.
• A malfunction has occurred in the battery pack.
t Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility.
The /CHG lamp does
not light up when charging
a battery pack.
• The AC power adaptor is not connected.
t Connect the power cord firmly to a wall outlet
(mains) (page 10).
• The battery pack is not installed properly.
t Install it properly (page 9).
• Charging of the battery pack is complete.
No function works though
the power is on.
•—
t Remove the battery pack, then install it again
after about one minute. If the function still do
not work, press the reset button located on the
bottom using a sharp-pointed object. (If you
press the reset button, the date and time setting
is cleared.)
Additional information
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Warning and notice messages
Various messages appear on the LCD screen. Check the corresponding descriptions
in the following list.
Message
Meaning
LENS CAP ATTACHED
The lens cap is attached.
COVER OPEN
The disc cover is opened.
NO DISC
No disc is inserted.
DRIVE ERROR
There is trouble with the disc drive or the
camera.
DISC ERROR
An unusable disc is inserted or there is
trouble with the disc.
DEW ERROR
A moisture condensation has occurred
inside the camera.
DISC PROTECT
The disc was protected with a computer.
DIRECTORY ERROR
The same directory exists.
NOT ENOUGH DISC SPACE
The remaining capacity of the disc is not
enough to operate other than executing
the finalization.
NOT INITIALIZED
Since the disc has not been initialized,
the camera cannot record any image on
the disc.
ALREADY INITIALIZED
It is not necessary to execute the
initialization, the disc was initialized.
ALREADY FINALIZED
It is not necessary to execute the
finalization, the disc was finalized.
NO FILE
No image is recorded on the disc.
FILE ERROR
Trouble has occurred during playback.
IMAGE SIZE OVER
You tried to play back images with an
image size larger than the maximum
playback size of this camera.
INVALID OPERATION
You try to play back the image recorded
with other equipment.
FILE PROTECT
The image is protected.
For "InfoLITHIUM" BATTERY
ONLY
The battery is not the “InfoLITHIUM”
type.
NOT ENOUGH BATTERY
The battery level is too low to execute the
initialization or finalization.
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Message
Meaning
E
The battery level is too low.
CAN NOT UNFINALIZE
A CD-R or the disc that is not finalized is
inserted.
CAN NOT FORMAT
A CD-R is inserted.
FORMAT ERROR
The disc that is formatted using other
equipment than this camera is inserted.
TURN THE POWER OFF AND ON
AGAIN
A malfunction occurs on the lens (MVCCD300 only).
The amount of light is not sufficient or
the shutter speed is too slow.
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Self-diagnosis display
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display. This
function displays the camera condition on the
LCD screen with a combination of a letter and
four digits of numbers. If this appears, check the
following code chart. The code informs you of the
camera’s current condition. The last two digits
(indicated by ss) will differ depending on the
state of the camera.
Self-diagnosis display
• C: ss: ss
You can repair the camera
yourself.
• E: ss: ss
Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
Code
Cause and/or Corrective Action
C:32:ss
• There is trouble with the disc drive.
t Turn the power off and on again.
C:13:ss
• A disc not compatible with this camera
is inserted or the data is broken.
t Change the disc. (page 16)
E:61:ss
E:91:ss
• A camera malfunction that you cannot
repair has occurred.
t Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility and
inform them of the 5-digit
indication. (example: E:61:10)
If you are unable to rectify the problem even if you try corrective actions a
few times when C:ss:ss is indicated, contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
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Specifications
System
Readout
Noncontact optical readout
(using semiconductor laser)
Laser
Wavelength: 777 to 787 nm
NA: 0.5
Maximum output: 23 mW
Emission duration: 600 ns
Input and Output
connector
A/V OUT (MONO)
(Monaural)
Minijack Video:
1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced,
sync negative
Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ
load)
Output impedance: 2.2 kΩ
ACC jack
Mini-minijack (Ø 2.5 mm)
USB jack
mini-B
LCD screen
LCD panel
TFT (Thin Film Transistor
active matrix) drive
LCD size
2.5 type
Total number of dots
123 200 (560×220) dots
General
Application
Sony battery pack NP-FM50
(supplied)
Power requirements
7.2 V
Power consumption
(During shooting with
the LCD backlight
turned on)
MVC-CD200: 3.0 W
MVC-CD300: 3.5 W
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to
+140°F)
Dimensions (Approx.)
MVC-CD200: 143×92×
89 mm (5 3/4×3 5/8×
3 5/8 inches) (w/h/d)
MVC-CD300: 143×92×
94 mm (5 3/4×3 5/8×
3 3/4 inches) (w/h/d)
Mass (Approx.)
MVC-CD200: 610 g
(1 lb 6 oz)
MVC-CD300: 650 g
(1 lb 7 oz) (including NPFM50 battery pack, disc and
lens cap, etc.)
Built-in microphone
Electret condenser
microphone
Built-in speaker
Dynamic speaker
AC-L10A/L10B/L10C
AC power adaptor
Power requirements
100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Rated output voltage
DC 8.4 V, 1.5 A in operating
mode
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to
+140°F)
Dimensions (Approx.)
125×39×62 mm (5×1 9/16×
2 1/2 inches) (w/h/d)
Mass (Approx.)
280 g (10 oz)
NP-FM50 battery pack
Battery type
Lithium ion
Maximum output
voltage
DC 8.4 V
Mean output voltage
DC 7.2 V
Capacity
8.5 Wh (1180 mAh)
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
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Image device
MVC-CD200: 6.64 mm
(1/2.7 type) color CCD
MVC-CD300: 8.93 mm
(1/1.8 type) color CCD
Lens
3× zoom lens
MVC-CD200: f = 6.1 –
18.3 mm (1/4 – 3/4 inches)
(39 – 117 mm (1 9/16 –
4 5/8 inches) when
converted into a 35 mm still
camera)
MVC-CD300: f = 7 – 21 mm
(9/32 – 27/32 inches) (34 –
102 mm (1 3/8 –
4 1/8 inches) when
converted into a 35 mm still
camera)
MVC-CD200: F = 2.8 – 2.9
MVC-CD300: F = 2.0 – 2.5
Exposure control
Automatic exposure, Shutter
speed priority, Aperture
priority, Manual exposure
White balance
Automatic, Indoor, Outdoor,
One-push
Data system
Movie: MPEG1
Still: JPEG, GIF (in TEXT
mode, Clip Motion), TIFF
Audio with still image:
MPEG1 (Monaural)
Recording medium
8 cm CD-R/CD-RW
Recommended flash
recording distance (ISO
is set to AUTO):
MVC-CD200: 0.3 m to
2.5 m (11 7/8 inches to
8 1/3 feet)
MVC-CD300: 0.3 m to
3 m (11 7/8 inches to 9 feet
10 1/8 inches)
Drive
Read: Maximum ×8
Write: ×4
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Dimensions (Approx.)
38.2×20.5×55.6 mm
(1 9/16×13/16×2 1/4 inches)
(w/h/d)
Mass (Approx.)
76 g (3 oz)
Accessories
AC-L10A/L10B/L10C
AC power adaptor (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
Ferrite Core (1)
USB cable (1)
NP-FM50 battery pack (1)
A/V connecting cable (1)
8 cm CD adaptor (1)
Mavica disc (2) (CD-R (1),
CD-RW (1))
Shoulder strap (1)
Lens cap (1)
Lens cap strap (1)
CD-ROM (2)
Operating instructions (2)
Design and specifications
are subject to change
without notice.
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LCD screen indicators
The indicators during recording
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
qa
qs
120min AE-L
ISO400
DATE
SOLARIZE
WHITE BAL
ISO
640FINE
4000
5.8m
+2.0EV
F4.3
2000
MODE
qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
qk
ql
w;
wa
ws
wd
A Battery remaining indicator
O Image size indicator
B Flash level indicator/Flash
mode indicator
P Image quality indicator
C Red-eye reduction indicator
D White balance indicator
E DATE indicator
Q SCENE SELECTION indicator
R Remaining disc capacity
indicator
H Sharpness indicator
T Manual adjustment indicators
I Picture effect indicator
U Self-timer indicator
J AF frame
V Light amount warning indicator
K Spot light-metering cross hair
W Jog dial indicator
F AF illuminator indicator
L Menu
Pressing MENU switches the
menu on/off.
M AE/AF lock indicator
N Recording mode/Clip Motion
indicator
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G ISO number indicator
S Remaining number of
recordable images/Recording
time indicator/Self-diagnosis
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The indicators during still image playback
120min
1600
11/12
x1.3
100-0011
2001 7 4 10:30PM
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
qa
A Recording mode/Clip Motion
indicator
B Image size indicator
C Image number
D Number of stored images on a
disc
E Remaining disc capacity
indicator
F Print mark indicator
G Protect indicator
H Zoom scaling indicator
I Disc space recoverable
indicator
J Recording date of the playback
image*
K File name*
∗ When the menu is displayed, this
indicator disappears from the screen.
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The indicators during moving image playback
120min
160
2/5
00:01
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
MOV00002
STOP
2001 7 4 10:30PM
REV/CUE
8
VOLUME
9
A Recording mode indicator
B Image size indicator
C Image number/number of
stored images on a disc
D Remaining disc capacity
indicator
E Time counter
F Playback image
G Playback bar
H Menu and guide menu
I Playback/pause indicator
B is displayed during playback,
and x during stop.
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FORMAT.........................82
Full charge .......................10
Index
G
A
,
AC power adaptor.....10 13
ACC jack ...........................7
Adjusting brightness
LCD screen..................22
AE (auto exposure) ..........20
Auto power-off function ..21
, ,
GIF .................... 44 61 64
I
Battery pack
Charging......................10
Installing........................9
Remaining time ...........10
Usable time..................11
BEEP................................85
Image
Deleting .......................77
File name .....................43
Print mark....................81
Protect .........................78
Size ..............................53
Index screen .....................72
Indicators on the LCD
screen.........................105
“InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack ........................9 91
INITIALIZE ....................18
C
J
Charging ..........................10
Cleaning...........................87
Clip Motion......................64
CLOCK SET....................14
Control button..................46
Jog dial.............................48
JPEG .........................20 44
B
D
DELETE ..........................77
DIGITAL ZOOM ............23
Disc
Format .........................82
Inserting.......................16
Number of recordable
images ....... 54 59
60 61 62 65
Usable type..................89
DISC TOOL.....................84
DPOF ...............................81
, , ,
, ,
E
Editing
DELETE......................77
PROTECT ...................78
E-MAIL ...........................59
EXP BRKTG ...................63
F
FILE NUMBER...............85
FINALIZE .......................32
FLASH LEVEL ...............50
Focus preset .....................66
Focusing...........................66
,
,
M
Macro recording...............66
Manual focusing ..............66
MOBILE mode ................64
Mode dial .........................45
Moisture condensation.....87
Moving image
Playback ......................29
Recording ....................26
MPEG .......................26 44
,
N
number .............................11
Number of recordable
images
Clip Motion .................65
E-mail mode ................59
Image size....................54
TEXT mode.................61
TIFF mode...................62
VOICE mode...............60
P
PICTURE EFFECT .........69
Playing back
Index screen ................72
Moving images............29
Slide show ...................74
Still images..................28
Viewing images on a
computer.............35
Viewing images on a TV
screen..................76
Power source
AC power adaptor .......13
Battery pack ..................9
PRINT MARK.................81
PROTECT........................78
R
REC MODE.....................50
Recording
Clip Motion .................64
E-mail mode ................59
In macro ......................66
Moving image .............26
Still image ...................20
TEXT mode.................61
TIFF mode...................62
VOICE mode...............60
With flash ....................24
RESIZE............................80
ROTATE..........................75
S
SCENE SELECTION ......58
Self timer .........................24
Self-diagnosis display ....102
SET UP ............................84
Setting the date and time..14
SHARPNESS...................50
Single display...................72
SLIDE SHOW .................74
Spot light-metering ..........71
Still image
Playback ......................28
Recording ....................20
T
TEXT mode .....................61
TIFF ..........................44 62
,
U
UNFINALIZE..................34
USB..................................35
Using................................71
Using flash .......................24
Using your camera abroad .90
V
Viewing images using a
computer......................35
VOICE .............................60
W
Warning messages .........100
WHITE BALANCE.........68
Z
Zoom................................22
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