Aurora of America 342A Heat Pump User Manual

3-082-719-11(1)
Getting started ________________________
Digital Still Camera
Shooting still images __________________
Viewing still images ___________________
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and
retain it for future reference.
Deleting still images ___________________
Owner’s Record
Before advanced operations _____________
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.
Advanced still image shooting ____________
Model No. DSC-P92
Advanced still image viewing_____________
Serial No.
Still image editing ______________________
Enjoying movies________________________
Enjoying images on your computer _______
Troubleshooting ________________________
Additional information ___________________
DSC-P92
© 2003 Sony Corporation
Index _________________________________
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
DSC-P92
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
680 Kinderkamack
Road, Oradell, NJ
07649 USA
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
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 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
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
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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 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.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada
RECYCLING NICKEL METAL
HYDRIDE BATTERIES
Nickel Metal Hydride batteries
are recyclable.
You can help preserve our
environment by returning your
used rechargeable batteries to
the collection and recycling location nearest
you.
For more information regarding recycling of
rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or
visit http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking
Nickel Metal Hydride batteries.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT USE THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG
WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET
UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE.
Notice on the supplied battery
charger 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 Europe
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits sets out in the EMC
Directive for using connection cables shorter
than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this digital camera.
Certain countries may regulate disposal of the
battery used to power this product. Please
consult with your local authority.
“Memory Stick”
N50
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL DEVICE
COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC
RULES AND THE CANADIAN ICES-003
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.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail),
restart the application or disconnect and
connect the USB cable again.
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Before using your camera
Trial recording
Do not shake or strike 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.
In addition to malfunctions and inability to
record images, this may render the “Memory
Stick” unusable or image data breakdown,
damage or loss may occur.
No compensation for contents of the
recording
Contents of the recording cannot be
compensated for if recording or playback is
not possible due to a malfunction of your
camera or recording medium, etc.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always
copy (back up) data to a disk.
Notes on image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with the Design rule
for Camera File system universal standard
established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries
Association).
• Playback of images recorded with your
camera on other equipment and playback of
images recorded or edited with other
equipment on your camera are not
guaranteed.
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.
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LCD screen, LCD finder (only models
with a LCD finder) and lens
• The LCD screen and the LCD 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 LCD 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 press the LCD screen hardly. The
screen may be uneven and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Images may be trailed on the LCD screen in
a cold location. This is not a malfunction.
The power zoom lens
This camera is equipped with power zoom
lens. Be careful not to bump the lens, and be
careful not to apply force to it.
Remove dirt from the surface of the
flash
If the dirt changes color or sticks to the
surface of the flash due to the heat of the flash,
sufficient light may not be emitted.
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, see page 104 and follow the
instructions on how to remove it before using
the camera.
Do not expose the camera to sand or
dust
Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations
may cause a malfunction.
Do not aim the camera at the sun or
other bright light
This may cause irrecoverable damage to your
eyes or the malfunction of your camera.
Notes on locations where you can
use the camera
• Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio waves or emits
radiation. The camera may not be able to
record or play back properly.
• Do not use the camera near a TV, radio, or
tuner. This may cause noise to interfere the
camera.
The pictures used in this manual
Trademarks
The photographs used as examples of pictures
in this manual are reproduced images, and are
not actual images shot using this camera.
• “Memory Stick,”
, and “MagicGate
Memory Stick” are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick Duo” and
are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick PRO” and
are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• “MagicGate” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered
trademarks of the U.S. Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and other
countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, iBook, and
Power Mac are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
• “Pentium” is a trademark or a registered
trademark of Intel Corporation.
• In addition, system and product names used
in this manual are, in general, trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
developers or manufacturers. However, the
™ or ® marks are not used in all cases in this
manual.
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Table of contents
Before using your camera ......................... 4
Identifying the parts .................................. 8
Getting started
Preparing batteries .................................. 10
Charging the batteries ............................. 10
Inserting the batteries.............................. 12
Using an external power source.............. 15
Using your camera abroad ...................... 15
Turning your camera on/off .................... 16
How to use the control button................. 16
Setting the date and time......................... 17
Shooting still images
6
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”
........................................................ 19
Setting the still image size ...................... 20
Image size and quality ............................ 21
Basic still image shooting
– using auto mode........................... 22
Checking the last image shot
– Quick Review .............................. 24
Using the zoom feature....................... 25
Shooting close-ups – Macro ............... 26
Using the self-timer ............................ 27
Selecting a flash mode........................ 28
Shooting with the finder ..................... 30
Inserting the date and time on a still
image .............................................. 31
Viewing still images
Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera ............................................ 32
Viewing images on a TV screen............. 34
Deleting still images
Deleting images ...................................... 36
Formatting a “Memory Stick” ................ 40
Before advanced operations
How to setup and operate your camera .. 41
Changing menu settings ..................... 41
Changing items in the SET UP screen
........................................................ 41
Deciding the still image quality.............. 42
Creating or selecting a folder ................. 42
Creating a new folder ......................... 43
Selecting the recording folder ............ 43
Advanced still image
shooting
Choosing a focus method ....................... 44
Setting the distance to the subject
– Focus preset ................................ 45
Adjusting the exposure
– EV adjustment............................. 46
Selecting a metering mode ..................... 47
Adjusting color tones – White Balance...48
Adjusting the flash level – Flash Level...49
Shooting multiple frames
– Clip Motion .................................49
Shooting in Multi Burst mode
– Multi Burst...................................51
Shooting three images in succession
– Burst 3 .........................................51
Shooting still images for e-mail
– E-Mail..........................................52
Shooting still images with audio files
– Voice............................................53
Shooting according to scene conditions
........................................................54
Adding special effects
– Picture Effect ...............................56
Advanced still image viewing
Selecting the folder and playing back
images – Folder ..............................57
Enlarging a portion of a still image.........58
Enlarging an image
– Playback zoom.............................58
Recording an enlarged image
– Trimming .....................................59
Playing back successive images
– Slide show ...................................59
Rotating still images – Rotate .................60
Playing back images shot in Multi Burst
mode ...............................................61
Playing back continuously ..................61
Playing back frame by frame
– Jog playback ................................61
Still image editing
Protecting images – Protect.....................63
On the single screen ............................63
On the Index (nine-image) screen.......63
On the Index (triple-image) screen .....64
Changing image size – Resize.................65
Choosing images to print
– Print (DPOF) mark ......................66
On the single screen ............................66
On the Index (nine-image) screen.......66
On the Index (triple-image) screen .....67
Enjoying movies
Shooting movies......................................68
Viewing movies on the LCD screen .......69
Deleting movies ......................................70
On the single screen ............................70
On the Index (nine-image) screen.......70
On the Index (triple-image) screen .....71
Editing movies ........................................72
Cutting movies ....................................72
Deleting unnecessary portions of movies
........................................................73
Enjoying images on your
computer
Copying images to your computer
– For Windows users...................... 74
Installing the USB driver.................... 75
Installing “Image Transfer”................ 76
Installing “ImageMixer”..................... 77
Connecting the camera to your computer
........................................................ 78
Copying images using “Image Transfer”
........................................................ 79
Changing “Image Transfer” settings .. 80
Copying images without using “Image
Transfer” ........................................ 80
Viewing the images on your computer
........................................................ 81
Image file storage destinations and file
names.............................................. 82
Copying images to your computer
– For Macintosh users .................... 84
Creating a Video CD .............................. 86
Additional information
The number of images that can be saved/
shooting time...................................97
Menu items..............................................98
SET UP items ........................................102
Precautions ............................................104
The “Memory Stick” .............................105
The nickel-metal hydride batteries ........106
The battery charger................................107
Specifications ........................................107
The LCD screen ....................................109
Index
Index......................................................112
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ...................................... 87
Warnings and messages.......................... 94
Self-diagnosis display – If a code starting
with an alphabet letter appears ....... 96
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Identifying the parts
1
7
2
8
3
9
4
q;
5
qa
6
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
8
POWER button (16)
Shutter button (22)
Flash (28)
Microphone
Self-timer lamp (27)/
AF illuminator (29)
Tripod receptacle (bottom
surface)
POWER lamp (16)
Finder window
Lens
J Access lamp (19)
K “Memory Stick” cover (19)
• Use a tripod with a screw length of less than
5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to
firmly secure the camera to tripods having
longer screws, and may damage the camera.
1
q;
2
qa
3
qs
4
qd
5
qf
6
qg
7
qh
8
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
RESET button (87)
DC IN jack (15)
(USB) jack (78)
A/V OUT (MONO) jack (34)
Battery cover
OPEN button (12)
Wrist strap hook
Attaching the wrist strap
qj
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A Zoom buttons (during shooting)
(25)/Index buttons (during
playback) (33)
B Control button
(Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (16)/
(Menu off) ( / /7/ ) (28/27/24/
26)
C Mode selector (17)
: To view or edit images
: To shoot still images
: To shoot movies/Clip Motion
images/Multi Burst mode images
SET UP: To set the SET UP items
Q Jack cover
D Finder (30)
Self-timer/recording
lamp (red) (27/23)
AE/AF lock lamp
(green) (22)
(Flash charge)
lamp (orange) (28)
E LCD screen
F Speaker
G MENU button (98)
H
(LCD status/LCD on/off)
button (30)
I
(Image Size/Delete)
button (20/36)
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Getting started
Preparing
batteries
Charging the batteries
Use the following batteries in this camera.
CHARGE lamp
Acceptable batteries
HR 15/51:HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries (2)
to a wall outlet
(wall socket)
– NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied)
– NH-AA-2DA twin-pack (not supplied)
R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2)
Batteries that cannot be used
Manganese batteries, lithium batteries, nicad batteries
If you use the batteries described above, we
cannot guarantee full performance of the
camera by property of the batteries, such as
brownout of the batteries.
The battery remaining indicator does not
display the correct information.
• When alkaline batteries are used, take note of
the following information.
– There is a big difference in the performance
of batteries of different types and of batteries
made by different manufacturers. This is
especially true in low temperatures, where
some batteries are noticeably weaker.
You may not be able to shoot in temperatures
below 5°C (41°F).
– The battery remaining indicator may not
display the correct information.
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1
, Insert Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries into the battery
charger (supplied) with the
correct polarity +/–.
• You cannot charge alkaline batteries using the
battery charger.
• Be sure to charge the Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries supplied with your camera before
using them.
• Connect the battery charger to an easily
accessible wall outlet (wall socket) close by.
• Even if the CHARGE lamp is not lit, the set is
not disconnected from the AC power source
(mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet (wall socket). If some trouble occurs
while using the battery charger, immediately
shut off the power by disconnecting the plug
from the wall outlet (wall socket).
2
Power cord
(mains lead)
, Connect the battery charger to
a wall outlet (wall socket) using
the power cord (mains lead).
Charging starts, and the CHARGE lamp
lights. When the CHARGE lamp goes out,
charging is finished.
For details on the battery charger, see page
107.
To remove the batteries
Press the - end of the battery down in order
to raise the + end, then remove the battery.
• When charging is finished, disconnect the
power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet
(wall socket), and remove the Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries from the battery charger.
Charging time
Charging time
NH-AA-DA × 2
Approx. 6 hours
(supplied)
This represents the time required to charge fully
depleted Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries using
the supplied battery charger in an environment
where the ambient temperature is 25°C (77°F).
• Charging is complete in approximately six
hours. The CHARGE lamp may remain lit
longer than six hours, but this is not a
malfunction.
• If you use the BC-CSQ2 battery charger
supplied with the STAMINA “Super Quick
charge” kit (not supplied), the batteries will
charge faster.
Charging time
When charging two Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes
When charging four Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries: Approximately 5 hours
• If the poles of the Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries are dirty, the batteries may not charge
properly. Occasionally clean the poles of the
batteries and the terminals of the charger by
wiping them with a dry cloth.
• When transporting the Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries, be sure to use the battery case
(supplied). If the +/- metal terminals are
shorted, there is a possibility of danger from
excessive heat or fire.
• At the time of purchase, or when the NickelMetal Hydride batteries have not been used for
a long time, they may not fully charge. This is
typical of this type of battery, and is not a
malfunction. If this happens, repeatedly using
up the battery fully, and then recharging it,
should correct the problem.
• Even when Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries are
not being used they lose their charge naturally
over time. It is recommended that you recharge
the batteries just before using them.
• If you recharge Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries
before fully using up the existing charge, the
so-called memory effect* can occur, and the
low battery warning will be triggered sooner
than expected. Charging the battery after fully
depleting the existing charge should correct the
problem.
• To use up the batteries completely, put the
camera in the slide show mode (page 59) and
leave it that way until the batteries are used up.
• Do not peel off the external seals or damage the
batteries. Never use batteries from which the
seals have been partially or completely
removed, or batteries that have been split in any
way. These may cause leakage, explosion, or
heat-up of the battery, and personal scald or
injury may be caused. These may cause a
malfunction of the battery charger.
Getting started
Nickel-Metal Hydride
battery
Notes on the Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries
* The “memory effect” – the situation in which a
battery temporarily accepts a less than full
charge.
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Inserting the batteries
1
, Open the battery cover.
, Insert the batteries.
, Close the battery cover.
Slide it in the direction of the arrow with the
OPEN button pressed, and it opens out.
Match the +/− poles of the batteries to the +/
− marks inside the battery case.
Close the battery cover while holding the
batteries in. The cover is closed when it
clicks.
• Occasionally clean the poles of the batteries
and the terminals of the battery cover by wiping
them with a dry cloth. If the poles of the
batteries or the terminals become covered with
a film of dirt or oil from the skin, the operating
time of the camera can be greatly reduced.
To remove the batteries
Stand the camera on end, open the battery
cover upward, then remove the batteries.
• Make sure you do not drop the batteries when
opening or closing the battery cover.
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As the battery power decreases with use, the
battery remaining indicator displays the
amount of power remaining using the
following symbols.
Battery
Battery remaining
remaining guidelines
indicator (A full charge is 100%)
Sufficient power remaining
Battery half full
Battery low, recording/
playback will stop soon.
Change the batteries for fully
charged ones, or charge these
batteries. (The warning
indicator flashes.)
The Power Save function
When the Power Save function is set to On,
you can shoot for a longer period of time.
Turn the mode selector to SET UP, and set
[Power Save] in Setup 1 to [On]. The
factory setting of the camera is set to [On]
(page 103).
We recommend that you set [Power Save]
to [On] when using alkaline batteries.
Getting started
Battery remaining indicator
(When using the Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries)
When the Power Save function is On
• In shooting still images, the focus only focuses
when the shutter is pushed down halfway.
• While charging the flash, the lamp flashes
and the LCD screen is turned off. After the
flash is completely charged, the LCD screen
turns on.
• If the LCD screen is off, press
to turn it
on.
• Based on the conditions under which the
camera is being used and the state of the
charge, or on the environment, this information
may not be correctly indicated.
• When the AC Adaptor (not supplied) is being
used, the remaining battery information is not
displayed.
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Using an external power source
Getting started
1
, Open the jack cover, then
connect the AC-LS5 AC
Adaptor (not supplied) to the
DC IN jack of the camera.
Connect the plug with the v mark facing
toward the LCD screen.
• Be sure to use the AC-LS5 AC Adaptor.
Other AC adaptors cannot be used with
this camera.
• Connect the AC Adaptor to an easily accessible
wall outlet (wall socket) close by. If some
trouble occurs while using the adaptor,
immediately shut off the power by
disconnecting the plug from the wall outlet
(wall socket).
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Turning your camera on/off
, Press POWER to turn on the
camera.
The POWER lamp lights in green and the
power is on. When you turn on the camera
for the first time, the Clock Set screen
appears (page 17).
To turn off the power
Press POWER again, the POWER lamp
goes out, and the camera turns off.
• Do not remove the batteries or AC
Adaptor with the lens portion pulled
out. This may cause a malfunction.
• When you turn the power on with the mode
selector set to
or
, the lens begins to
move. Please be careful not to touch the lens.
16
Setting the date and time
POWER
Clock Set
2003 / 1 / 1
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
12 : 00
2003 / 1 / 1
OK
AM
Cancel
, Set the mode selector to
2
.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
mode selector is set to
or
.
• To set the time and the date again, set the mode
selector to SET UP, select [Clock Set] in
(Setup 1) (pages 41, 103), then proceed from
Step 3.
, Press POWER to turn on the
camera.
The POWER lamp lights in green and the
Clock Set screen appears on the LCD
screen.
12 : 00
OK
AM
Cancel
OK
OK
1
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
Getting started
Mode selector
3
, Select the desired date format
with v/V on the control button,
then press z.
You can select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/
day), [M/D/Y], and [D/M/Y].
• If the rechargeable button battery, which
provides the power for saving the time data,
ever loses its charge (page 105), the Clock Set
screen automatically reappears. If this happens,
start from Step 3 to set up the date and time
again.
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Clock Set
2003 / 1 / 1
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
12 : 00
2003 / 7 /
OK
AM
Cancel
, Select the year, month, day,
hour, or minute item you want
to set with b/B on the control
button.
v is shown above and V is shown below the
selected item.
4
12 : 00
5
, Set the desired numerical
value with v/V on the control
button, then press z.
After setting the current numerical value,
set the next item. Repeat the above process
until all of the items have been set.
• If you select [D/M/Y] in Step 3, set the time
on a 24- hour cycle.
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2003 / 7 / 4
OK
AM
Cancel
OK
OK
4
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
10 : 30
OK
AM
Cancel
OK
6
, Select [OK] with B on the
control button, then press z.
The date and time are set and the clock will
start to keep time.
• To cancel the setting process, select [Cancel],
then press z.
Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”
Label side
, Open the “Memory Stick”
cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
• For more information about the “Memory
Stick,” see page 105.
2
, Insert the “Memory Stick.”
Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in
until it clicks as shown in the illustration.
• Whenever you insert a “Memory Stick,” push it
as far as it can go. If you do not insert it
correctly, a proper recording or playback may
not be carried out.
Access lamp
3
, Close the “Memory Stick”
cover.
Shooting still images
1
Terminal
side
To remove the “Memory Stick”
Open the “Memory Stick” cover, then push
the “Memory Stick” to pop it out.
• Whenever the access lamp is lit, the
camera is recording or reading out an
image. Never remove the “Memory
Stick” or turn off the power at this time.
The data may be corrupted.
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Setting the still image size
5.0M
VGA
5.0M
4.5M(3:2)
3.1M
1.2M
VGA
Image Size
5.0M
4.5M(3:2)
3.1M
1.2M
VGA
Image Size
Mode selector
1
, Set the mode selector to
and turn on the camera.
2
,
, Press
3
(Image Size).
The Image Size setup item appears.
, Select the desired image size
with v/V on the control button.
The image size is set.
• For more information about the image size, see
page 21.
After the setting is completed, press
(Image Size). The Image Size setup item
disappears from the screen.
• The image size value selected here is preserved
even when the camera is turned off.
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Image size and quality
You can choose an image size from among
the five options in the following tables. The
image sizes shown below show minimum
settings as examples. When you want to
improve image quality, select a larger
image size.
Image size
5.0M
2592×1944
4.5M (3:2) 2592 (3:2)
3.1M
2048×1536
1.2M
1280×960
VGA
1) This
640×480
Examples
Printing fine images
3:2 prints1)
Printing A4 size images
Printing postcard size
images
Creating your home page
option records images in a horizontal to
vertical proportion of 3:2 to match the size of
the print paper used.
The number of images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick”2)
The number of images that can be saved in Fine (Standard)3) mode are shown below. (Units:
number of images)
Capacity
Image
size
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
5.0M
6 (11)
12 (23)
25 (48)
51 (96)
92 (174)
188 (354)
384 (723)
4.5M (3:2)
6 (11)
12 (23)
25 (48)
51 (96)
92 (174)
188 (354)
384 (723)
3.1M
10 (18)
20 (37)
41 (74)
82 (149)
148 (264)
302 (537) 617 (1097)
1.2M
24 (46)
50 (93)
101 (187)
202 (376)
357 (649) 726 (1320)
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97 (243)
196 (491)
394 (985) 790 (1975)
2) When
[REC Mode] is set to [Normal]
For the number of images that can be saved in
other modes, see page 97.
3)
For more information about the image quality
mode, see page 42.
MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G
1428
(3571)
2904
(7261)
1482
(2694)
Shooting still images
You can choose image size (number of
pixels) and image quality (compression
ratio) based on the kind of images you want
to shoot. The larger you make the image
size and the higher you make the image
quality, the better your image, but also the
larger the amount of data needed to preserve
your image. This means you can save fewer
images in your “Memory Stick.”
Choose an image size and quality level
appropriately for the kind of images you
want to shoot.
You can resize the images later (Resize
function, see page 65).
5928
(14821)
• When the remaining number of images
recordable is more than 9999, “>9999” is
indicated.
• When the images recorded using other Sony
devices are played back, the image size
indication may be different from the actual
image size.
• When the images are viewed on the LCD
screen of the camera, they all look the same
size.
• Number of shooting images can differ from
these values according to shooting conditions.
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Basic still image shooting – using auto mode
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1
, Set the mode selector to
and turn on the camera.
2
,
The recording folder name is indicated on
the LCD screen for about five seconds.
• The lens cover opens when the power is turned
on.
• Do not touch the lens portion while it is
operating, such as when you press POWER to
turn on the power or when the zoom function is
working (page 25).
• You can create a new folder in the “Memory
Stick” and select the folder for storing images
(page 42).
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, Hold the camera steadily with
both hands and position a
subject in the center of the
focus frame.
Do not cover the lens, flash, or microphone
with your fingers.
• The minimum focal distance to a subject is 50
cm (19 3/4 inches) (W)/60 cm (23 5/8 inches)
(T). To shoot subjects at distances closer than
this, use the macro mode (page 26).
3
AE/AF lock indicator
Flashes in green t
Remains on
, Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
The camera beeps. When the AE/AF lock
indicator stops flashing and remains on, the
camera is ready for shooting. (The screen
may be frozen for a split second depending
on the subject.)
• If you release your finger from the shutter
button, shooting will be canceled.
• When the camera does not beep, the AF
adjustment is not complete. You can continue to
shoot, but the focus is not set properly.
• The frame indicated on the LCD screen shows
the focus adjustment range. (AF range finder,
see page 44.)
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The
position on the mode
selector
4
, Press the shutter button fully
down.
The shutter clicks, the shooting is
completed, and the still image is saved in
the “Memory Stick.” When the recording
lamp (page 9) goes out, you can shoot the
next image.
• When you are shooting with the batteries, if no
tasks are performed for a while with the camera
turned on, power is automatically shut off to
preserve battery power (page 16).
Program
Auto
Camera
]
Twilight portratit mode [
See page 54.
Landscape mode [
See page 54.
Snow mode [
See page 54.
]
Shooting still images
When the mode selector is set to
, the
functions that can be selected change
according to the
(Camera) setting in the
menu settings as follows:
Twilight mode [
See page 54.
]
]
Mode
Auto mode shooting [Auto]
You can shoot your subject easily since this
mode automatically adjusts the focus,
exposure, and white balance. In this mode,
(P. Quality) is set to [Fine], the AF
range finder is set to [Multi AF], and the
metering mode is set to multi-pattern
metering (pages 44, 47). The menu items
you can display are limited to
(Camera)
and [Mode] (REC Mode).
Beach mode [
See page 54.
]
To change the camera mode
1 Set the mode selector to
.
2 Press MENU.
3 Select
(Camera) with b on the
control button.
4 Select the desired camera mode with v/
V on the control button.
Program mode shooting [Program]
You can set the shooting functions in the
menu settings according to your shooting
condition.
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Basic still image shooting –
using auto mode (continued)
Checking the last image shot
About Auto Focus
VGA
When you try to shoot a subject that is hard
to focus on, the AE/AF lock indicator will
change to flashing slowly.
The Auto Focus function may be difficult to
use with in the following subjects. In such
cases, release the shutter button, then try to
recompose the shot and focus again.
• The subject is distant from the camera and dark
• The contrast between the subject and its
background is poor
• The subject is seen through glass, such as a
window
• A fast-moving subject
• The subject has a reflection, such as that from a
mirror, or there is a luminous body and a
lustrous subject
• A flashing subject.
• A backlit subject
There are two methods for Auto Focus
function: Multipoint AF and Center AF
(page 44). When
(Camera) is set to
[Auto] in the menu settings, the Multipoint
AF is automatically selected.
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, Press b (7) on the control
button.
To return to shooting mode, press the
shutter button lightly or press b (7) on the
control button again.
To delete the image displayed on the
LCD screen
1 Press
(Delete).
2 Select [Delete] with v on the control
button, then press z.
The image is deleted.
–
Quick Review
Using the zoom feature
W (wide-angle) T (telephoto)
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The minimum distance needed to
focus on a subject
When the zoom is set all the way to the W
side: approximately 50 cm (19 3/4 inches)
from the end of the lens
When the zoom is set all the way to the T
side: approximately 60 cm (23 5/8 inches)
from the end of the lens
• The lens moves when the zoom feature is being
used. Be very careful not to touch the lens.
• You cannot change the zoom scaling while
shooting movies (page 68).
You can zoom in on the image using a
digital zoom process with no deterioration
in the image quality.
When the zoom exceeds 3×, enlargement is
carried out using the smart zoom. When the
smart zoom is not needed, set [Smart Zoom]
to [Off] in the SET UP settings (page 102).
Pressing the zoom buttons displays the
zoom scaling indicator on the LCD screen.
Zoom scaling indicator
• You cannot confirm the image using the finder
when using the smart zoom function.
• When using the smart zoom, the image on the
LCD screen may look rough. However, this
phenomenon has no effect on the recorded
image.
• AF range finder is not shown when using the
smart zoom. When 9 (Focus) is set to [Multi
AF] or [Center AF],
or
flashes and the
centrally-located subject has priority to focus
on.
Shooting still images
, Press the zoom buttons to
choose the desired zoom
position, and shoot your
image.
Smart zoom
The T side of this line shows
the extent of smart zoom
x2.6
The maximum zoom scale depends on the
image size.
[3.1M]: 3.8×
[1.2M]: 6.1×
[VGA]: 12×
When the image size is [5.0M] or
[4.5M (3:2)], the smart zoom does not
work.
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Shooting close-ups
– Macro
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For close-ups of small subjects like flowers
or insects, shoot using the macro feature.
You can use this feature for close-ups of
subjects up to the distances specified below.
When the zoom is set all the way to
the W side: 10 cm (4 inches) from the end
of the lens
When the zoom is set all the way to
the T side: 60 cm (23 5/8 inches) from the
end of the lens
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FINE
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2
, Set the mode selector to ,
and press B ( ) on the control
button.
, Center the subject in the frame,
and press the shutter button
fully down.
The
(Macro) indicator appears on the
LCD screen.
To return to normal shooting
Press B ( ) on the control button again.
The
indicator disappears from the LCD
screen.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first to make the menu disappear.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
mode selector is set to
.
• Use the LCD screen to shoot when using the
macro feature. If you use the finder, the limits
of what you see and what you actually shoot
may be different.
Using the self-timer
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2
, Set the mode selector to ,
and press V ( ) on the control
button.
, Center the subject in the frame,
and press the shutter button
fully down.
The (Self-timer) indicator appears on the
LCD screen.
The Self-timer lamp (page 8) will flash in
orange, and you will hear a beeping sound.
The image will be shot after approximately
10 seconds.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first to make the menu disappear.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
mode selector is set to
.
Shooting still images
1
To cancel the self-timer during the
operation
Press V ( ) on the control button again.
The
indicator dissapears from the LCD
screen.
• If you stand in front of the camera and press the
shutter button, the focus and the exposure may
not be correctly set.
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Selecting a flash mode
(No flash): The flash will not be used.
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, Set the mode selector to ,
and press v ( ) on the control
button repeatedly to select a
flash mode.
The flash mode has the following features.
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No indicator (Auto): The camera decides
to use the flash based on lighting
conditions. The flash will be used when
there is not enough light or when shooting a
subject against a light source.
(Forced flash): The flash will be used
regardless of the amount of ambient light.
(Slow synchro): The flash will be
used regardless of the amount of ambient
light. In this mode, the shutter speed is
slower under dark conditions, so you can
clearly shoot a background that is out of the
flash-lit area.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first to make the menu disappear.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
mode selector is set to
(Clip Motion).
• The recommended distance using the flash is
3
about 0.5 m to 3.8 m (19 /4 inches to 12 feet
5 19/32 inches) (W)/0.6 m to 2.5 m
(23 5/8 inches to 8 feet 2 7/16 inches) (T) (when
[ISO] is set to [Auto]).
• You can change the brightness of the flash using
[Flash Level] in the menu settings (page 99).
• Because the shutter speed is slower under dark
conditions when
(Slow synchro) or
(No
flash) is selected, it is recommended that you
use a tripod.
• While the flash is being charged, the lamp
flashes. After charging is completed, the lamp
goes out.
• The flash mode selected here is preserved even
when the camera is turned off.
When shooting against a light
source
In Auto mode, shooting against a light
source automatically flashes even when
there is enough light around the subject.
(Daylight synchro)
Before flashed
When flashed
• The best performance may not be given
depending on shooting conditions.
• When you do not want to use the flash, set the
flash mode to
(No flash).
Shooting with the AF
illuminator
The flash pre-strobes before shooting to
reduce the red-eye phenomenon. Set [Red
Eye Reduction] to [On] in the SET UP
settings (page 102).
appears on the
LCD screen.
This is additional lighting provided to assist
in focusing when shooting in dark places.
Set [AF Illuminator] to [Auto] in the SET
UP settings (page 102). If you try to shoot
under insufficient lighting conditions, ON
appears on the LCD screen; the AF
illuminator will emit a red light
automatically during the time between
when the shutter button is pressed halfway
down and the focus locks.
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ON
• The amount of red-eye reduction possible
varies according to the individual. In addition,
the distance to the subject, and whether or not
the subject has seen pre-strobe light begin to
strobe may also reduce the effectiveness of the
red-eye reduction process.
• When 9 (Focus) is set to [Multi AF] or
[Center AF], the AF range finder is not
displayed.
or
flashes and the centrallylocated subject has priority to focus on.
• When
(Camera) is set to one of the
following items in the menu settings, the AF
illuminator will not function (page 54).
– When shooting in
Twilight mode
– When shooting in
Landscape mode
• The AF illuminator is a bright light. There are
no safety hazards, but when shooting at short
distances, do not aim it directly at the subject’s
eyes.
Shooting still images
To reduce “red-eye” when
shooting live subjects
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• If AF illuminator light does not reach the
subject sufficiently or the subject has no
contrast, focus will not be achieved. (A distance
up to approximately 3.8 m (12 feet
5 19/32 inches) (W)/2.5 m (8 feet 2 7/16 inches)
(T) is recommended.)
• If AF illuminator light misses the center of the
image somewhat, the camera will focus
properly as long as it reaches the subject.
• When the focus preset distance is set (page 45),
the AF illuminator does not function.
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Shooting with the finder
All of the indicators are turned off
Finder
r
The LCD screen is turned off.
r
All of the available indicators
are turned on.
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The finder is convenient when you want to
save battery power, or when it is difficult to
confirm the image using the LCD screen.
Each time you press
, the display
changes in the following order.
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• The image through the finder does not indicate
the actual recordable range. To confirm the
recordable range, use the LCD screen.
• For details on the items displayed, see
page 109.
• Just as with the AE/AF lock indicator on the
LCD screen, when the AE/AF lock lamp of the
finder section stops flashing and remains on,
you can start shooting (page 22).
• When the LCD screen is turned off, the smart
zoom does not function (page 25).
• If you press (Flash mode)/ (Self-timer)/
(Macro) with the LCD screen turned off, the
image will be displayed on the screen for
approximately two seconds so you can check or
change the setting.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
Inserting the date and time on a still image
Camera
MPEG Movie
On
Off
Off
Auto
SELECT
1
, Set the mode selector to SET
UP.
The SET UP screen appears.
• When images are shot with the date and time
inserted, the date and time cannot be removed
later.
• When shooting images with the date and time
inserted, the actual date and time are not
displayed on the LCD screen, and
is
displayed in the upper-left portion of the LCD
screen instead. The actual date and time are
indicated in red on the lower-right corner when
the image is played back.
, Select
(Camera) with v on
the control button, then press
B.
Select [Date/Time] with v/V,
then press B.
, Select the date and time setting
with v/V on the control button,
then press z.
Shooting still images
Moving Image:
Smart Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Day&Time: Inserts the date and the time of
shooting into the image
Date: Inserts the year, the month and the
date of shooting into the image
Off: Does not insert date/time data into the
image
After the setting has been completed, set the
mode selector to
to shoot your image.
• When you chose [Date], the date will be
inserted in the order set in “Setting the date and
time” (page 17).
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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Viewing still images
Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera
Single
(single-image) screen
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(nine-image) screen
Index
(triple-image) screen
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VOLUME
SINGLE DISPLAY
You can view images shot with the camera
almost immediately on the screen. You can
select the following three methods for
viewing images.
Single (single-image) screen
You can view one image at a time,
occupying the entire screen.
Index (nine-image) screen
Nine images are displayed simultaneously
in separate panels on the screen.
Index (triple-image) screen
Three images are displayed simultaneously
in separate panels on the screen. Various
image information items are also displayed.
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8/9
Aperture Value:
Shutter Speed:
Exposure Value:
ISO:
101-0008
Viewing on the single-image
screen
MOVE
101-0002
SINGLE DISPLAY
F2.8
1/30
0.0
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101-0008
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BACK/NEXT
• For details on the movies, see page 69.
• For a detailed description of the screen
indicators, see page 111.
1
, Set the mode selector to
and turn on the camera.
,
The newest image in the selected recording
folder (page 43) is displayed.
Viewing on the index (nine- or triple-image) screen
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, Select the desired still image
with b/B on the control button.
, Press the zoom W (index)
button once.
b : Displays the previous image.
B : Displays the next image.
The display switches to the Index (nineimage) screen.
Viewing still images
2
To display the next (previous) Index
screen
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to
move the yellow frame up/down/left/right.
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Viewing images on a TV screen
A/V connecting cable (supplied)
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A/V OUT
(MONO) jack
, Connect the supplied A/V
connecting cable to the A/V
OUT (MONO) jack of the
camera and 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 audio input
jack.
• Turn off both the camera and the TV before
connecting the camera and the TV with the A/V
connecting cable.
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2
TV/Video switch
, Turn on the TV, and set the TV/
Video switch to “Video.”
• The name and location of this switch may differ
depending on your TV. For details, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the TV.
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, Set the mode selector to
and turn on the camera.
,
Press b/B on the control button to select the
desired image.
• When using the camera abroad, it may be
necessary to switch the video output signal to
match that of your TV system (page 103).
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central
America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,
Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru,
Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the
U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Hungary, Iran,
Iraq, Monaco, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
Viewing still images
Watching images on a TV screen
If you want to view images on a TV, you
need a TV having a video input jack and the
A/V connecting cable (supplied).
The color system of the TV must match as
that of your digital still camera. Check the
following list:
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait,
Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal,
Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United
Kingdom, etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
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Deleting images
, Set the mode selector to ,
and turn on the camera.
Select the image you want to
delete with b/B on the control
button.
, Press
(Delete).
The image has not yet been deleted at this
point.
• You cannot delete protected images (page 63).
, Select [Delete] with v on the
control button, then press z.
“Memory Stick access” appears on the
screen. When this message disappears, the
image has been deleted.
To delete other images continuously
Select the image you want to delete with b/
B on the control button. Next, select
[Delete] with v on the control button, then
press z.
To cancel the deletion
Select [Exit] with V on the control button,
then press z.
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Deleting on the Index (nine-image) screen
Delete
Exit
Select
All In Folder
, While an Index (nine-image)
screen (page 33) is displayed,
press
(Delete).
Exit
Select
All In Folder
2
, Select [Select] with b/B on the
control button, then press z.
To delete all the images in the folder
Select [All In Folder] with B on the control
button, then press z. Next, select [OK],
then press z. All of the unprotected images
in the folder are deleted. To cancel the
deletion, select [Cancel], then press z.
SELECT
MOVE
TO NEXT
3
, Select the image you want to
delete with v/V/b/B on the
control button, then press z.
The
(Delete) mark is indicated on the
selected image. The image has not yet been
deleted at this point. Put the mark on all
of the images you want to delete.
Deleting still images
1
Delete
• To cancel your selection, select images you
want to cancel and press z again. The
mark
disappears.
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Deleting on the Index (nineimage) screen (continued)
Deleting on the Index (triple-image) screen
Aperture Value:
Shutter Speed:
Exposure Value:
ISO:
Delete
Exit
4
, Press
(Delete).
Select [OK] with B on the
control button, then press z.
“Memory Stick access” appears on the
screen. When this message disappears, all
of the images with
marks have been
deleted.
To cancel the deletion
Select [Exit] with b on the control button,
then press z.
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101-0002
OK
SINGLE DISPLAY
F2.8
1/30
0.0
100
Delete
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BACK/NEXT
1
, While an Index (triple-image)
screen (page 33) is displayed,
move the image you want to
delete to the center with b/B on
the control button.
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2
, Press
(Delete).
The image has not yet been deleted at this
point.
Delete
Exit
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BACK/NEXT
, Select [Delete] with v on the
control button, then press z.
“Memory Stick access” appears on the
screen. When this message disappears, the
image has been deleted.
Deleting still images
3
To cancel the deletion
Select [Exit] with V on the control button,
then press z.
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Formatting a “Memory Stick”
Memory Stick Tool
Format:
File Number:
Create REC. Folder:
Change REC. Folder:
OK
Cancel
OK
1
, Insert the “Memory Stick” you
want to format into the camera.
Set the mode selector to SET
UP, and turn on the camera.
• The term “formatting” means preparing a
“Memory Stick” to record images; this process
is also called “initialization.” The supplied
“Memory Stick” and those available
commercially, are already formatted, and can
be used immediately.
• When you format a “Memory Stick,” be
aware that all of the data in the “Memory
Stick” will be permanently erased.
Protected images are also erased.
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2
, Select (Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V on the control button.
Select [Format] with B, then,
press B.
Select [OK] with v , then press
z.
To cancel the formatting
Select [Cancel] with V on the control
button, then press z.
3
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press z.
The “Formatting” message appears on the
screen. When this message disappears, the
format is complete.
How to setup and
operate your camera
Changing menu settings
a Press MENU.
The menu appears.
This section describes the most frequently
used menus and the SET UP screen.
Changing items in the SET
UP screen
a Set the mode selector to SET
UP.
The SET UP screen appears.
b Select the setting item you
want to change with b/B on
the control button.
b Select the setting item you
want to change with v/V/b/B
on the control button.
The frame of the item you select turns
yellow.
c Select the desired setting with
v/V on the control button.
The frame of the selected setting turns
yellow, and the setting is entered.
Before advanced operations
The letters and symbols of the item
you select turn yellow.
c Press z on the control button
to enter the setting.
To turn off the menu display
Press MENU.
To turn off the SET UP screen
display
Set the mode selector to any position other
than SET UP.
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c Select
(P. Quality) with b/B,
then select the desired image
quality with v/V.
Deciding the still
image quality
Creating or selecting
a folder
FINE
Mode selector:
Mode selector: SET UP
You can select the still image quality from
[Fine] or [Standard].
ISO
Before operation
Set
(Camera) to any mode other than
[Auto] in the menu settings (page 23).
Control button
MENU
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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Mode
PFX
• The image quality value selected here is
preserved even when the camera is turned off.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
mode selector is set to
(Multi Burst)
(page 51).
Your camera can create multiple folders
within a “Memory Stick.” You can select
the folder used to store images. When not
creating a new folder, “101MSDCF” folder
is selected as the recording folder.
You can create folders up to “999MSDCF.”
Control button
MENU
Mode selector
Mode selector
a Set the mode selector to
Fine
Standard
P.Quality
.
• Up to 4000 images can be stored in one folder.
When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new
folder is automatically created.
Creating a new folder
Selecting the recording
folder
a Set the mode selector to SET
UP.
a Set the mode selector to SET
UP.
b Select (Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V, [Create REC. Folder]
with B/v/V, and [OK] with B/v ,
then press z.
b Select (Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V, [Change REC.
Folder] with B/v/V, and [OK]
with B/v , then press z.
The following screen appears.
Create REC. Folder
Ready?
OK
Cancel
Select REC. Folder
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Folder Name: 102MSDCF
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No. Of Files:
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Created:
1:05:34 AM
OK
Cancel
OK
OK
c Select [OK] with v , then press
z.
A new folder is created with a number
one higher than the largest number in
the “Memory Stick,” and the folder
becomes the recording folder.
To cancel folder creation
Select [Cancel] in step 2 or 3.
• Once you create a new folder, you cannot delete
the new folder with the camera.
• Recorded images are recorded in the newly
created folder until a different folder is created
or selected.
2/2
BACK/NEXT
c Select the desired folder with
b/B, and [OK] with v , then
press z.
Before advanced operations
Creating REC. folder 102MSDCF
The recording folder selection screen
appears.
To cancel changing the
recording folder
Select [Cancel] in step 2 or 3.
• You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a
recording folder.
• The image is stored in the newly selected
folder. You cannot move images to other
folders using the camera.
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Advanced still image shooting
Choosing a focus
method
Mode selector:
Before operation
When shooting still images, set
(Camera) to any mode other than [Auto] in
the menu settings (page 23).
Multipoint AF
VGAFINE 101
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AF range
finder
/
Control button
Multipoint AF
The camera calculates the distance in three
areas to the left, and right and in the center
of the image, letting you shoot using the
auto fucus function without worrying about
the image composition. This is useful when
it is difficult to focus on the subject because
it is not in the center of the frame. The AF
range finder that was used changes to green
after the focus is achieved.
Center AF
The AF range finder is only the center of the
frame. You can shoot in desired image
composition using the AF lock method.
MENU
Mode selector
Center AF
VGAFINE 101
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AF range
finder
a Set the mode selector to
.
or
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B,
then select [Multi AF] or
[Center AF] with v/V.
The focus is adjusted automatically.
The color of the AF range finder frame
changes from white to green.
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• When you are shooting movies (MPEG movie)
and you choose Multipoint AF, the distance to
the center of the screen is estimated as an
average, so the AF works even with a certain
amount of vibration. The Center AF
automatically focuses only on the center of the
image, so it is convenient when you want to
focus only on what you aim at.
• When you use the smart zoom or AF
illuminator, priority AF movement is given to
subjects in or near the center of the frame. In
this case,
or
flashes and the AF range
finder is not displayed.
Shooting techniques
Even if it is difficult to focus in AF shooting
because the subject is not in the center of the
frame, you can focus in this situation using
Center AF. For example, when you are
shooting two subjects, and there is a gap
between them, the camera may focus on the
background visible in the gap. In a case like
this, use AF lock to ensure the subjects are in
correct focus.
Compose the shot so that the subject is
centered in the AF range finder, and press the
shutter button halfway down.
When the AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing
and remains on, return to the fully composed
shot, and press the shutter button fully down.
Setting the distance
to the subject
AE/AF lock indicator
VGAFINE 101
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– Focus preset
F2.8
30
AF range
finder
m
VGAFINE 101
Mode selector:
/
When shooting an image using a previously
set distance to the subject, or when shooting
a subject through a net or through window
glass, it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode. In these cases, use of the
Focus preset is convenient.
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F2.8
30
Control button
MENU
Mode selector
Advanced still image shooting
• When you are using AF lock, you can
capture an image with the correct focus even
if the subject is at the edge of the frame.
• You can carry out the AF lock adjustment
process before you press the shutter button
fully down.
Before operation
When shooting still images, set
(Camera) to any mode other than [Auto] in
the menu settings (page 23).
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a Set the mode selector to
Adjusting the
exposure
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
The menu appears.
c Select
– EV adjustment
c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B,
then select the distance to the
subject with v/V.
You can select from the following
distance settings.
0.5m, 1.0m, 3.0m, 7.0m, ∞ (unlimited
distance)
1.0m
7.0m
3.0m
1.0m
0.5m
Center AF
Multi AF
Focus
b Press MENU.
or
.
Mode selector:
/
Used when you want to change the
automatic exposure to one of your own
choice. The value can be set a range from
+2.0EV to –2.0EV, in 1/3EV increments.
0EV
0EV
EV
Before operation
When shooting still images, set
(Camera) to any mode other than [Auto] in
the menu settings (page 23).
Control button
WB
MENU
Mode selector
To return to auto focus mode
WB
d Select the exposure
adjustment value.
Select the exposure adjustment value
with v/V.
Make your adjustment while
confirming the brightness of the
background of the subject on the LCD
screen.
In step 3, select 9 (Focus), then select
[Multi AF] or [Center AF].
To return to auto adjust mode
• Focal point information may not show the exact
distance. Use it as a guide.
• If you point the lens up or down, the error
increases.
• If focus preset value flashes with [0.5m]
selected, press the zoom W button until the
value stops flashing.
• When the subject is extremely bright or
extremely dark, or when you are using the
flash, the adjustment may not work.
Return the exposure adjustment value to
0EV.
a Set the mode selector to
.
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(EV) with b/B.
The value of the exposure adjustment
is displayed.
or
Shooting techniques
In normal shooting, the camera makes
automatic exposure adjustments. Check the
image to be shot, if it looks like the image
below, you should make manual adjustments.
If you are shooting a back-lit person or a
snowy scene, make your adjustments in the +
plus direction; if you are shooting a dark
subject that fills the screen, making your
adjustments in the – direction should give the
best results.
Mode selector:
/
This function enables you to select a
metering mode to suit the shooting
conditions and purpose.
Overexposed t Adjust in
the – direction
Control button
MENU
Mode selector
Multi-pattern metering
The image is divided into multiple regions
and metering is performed for each region.
The camera judges the subject position and
background brightness, and determines a
well-balanced exposure.
The camera is set to multi-pattern metering
as the factory setting.
Spot metering
Appropriate exposure
Before operation
When shooting still images, set
(Camera) to any mode other than [Auto] in
the menu settings (page 23).
Spot metering lets you adjust the exposure
to the subject even when the subject is
backlit or there is strong contrast between
the subject and the background. Position the
spot metering cross hair at the point you
want to shoot.
a Set the mode selector to
.
or
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Metering Mode)
with b/B, then select [Multi] or
[Spot] with v/V.
Advanced still image shooting
Underexposured
t Adjust in the + direction
Selecting a metering
mode
Spot
metering
cross hair
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Adjusting color tones
Auto (No indicator)
The white balance is adjusted
automatically.
– White Balance
Mode selector:
/
When the white balance is set to Auto, the
white balance is set automatically in
response to the condition of the subject, and
the overall color balance is adjusted
accordingly. When you want to fix the
conditions under which the image is
captured, or when shooting under special
lighting conditions, you can select the
settings manually.
Before operation
When shooting still images, set
(Camera) to any mode other than [Auto] in
the menu settings (page 23).
Control button
MENU
Mode selector
(Incandescent)
• Used when shooting, for example, at a
party, where the lighting conditions
change often.
• Used in a studio, or under video lights.
(Fluorescent)
Used when shooting under fluorescent
lights.
(Cloudy)
Used when shooting under a cloudy sky.
(Daylight)
Used when shooting outdoors, and for
shooting at night, under neon lights, for
fireworks, sunrise, and twilight gloom.
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a Set the mode selector to
.
or
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [WB] (White Bal) with b/
B, then select the desired
setting with v/V.
To return to automatic settings
In Step 3, select [Auto].
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, even if you
choose
, the white balance may not be
properly adjusted.
• When the flash is triggered, the manual setting
of white balance is cancelled, and the shooting
of the image is done in Auto mode.
Shooting techniques
The color of the subject that you see will be
captured according to the lighting
conditions. Under the bright summer sun,
everything will appear bluish, under a light
sources like a light bulb, white objects will
appear reddish. The human eye has an
excellent ability to adjust. Even when
lighting conditions change, the eye can
adjust and recognize the correct color almost
instantly. However, digital still cameras are
greatly influenced by light. Normally, this
camera adjusts automatically, but if you
notice that the color of the entire image
seems to be a bit unnatural when replaying
an image on the LCD screen, it is
recommended that you adjust the white
balance.
High: Makes the flash level higher
than normal.
Normal: Normal setting.
Low: Makes the flash level lower than
normal.
Adjusting the flash
level
– Flash Level
Mode selector:
You can adjust the amout of flash light.
Before operation
Set
(Camera) to any mode other than
[Auto] in the menu settings (page 23).
• You can carry out this operation even when the
mode selector is set to
(Clip Motion only).
Shooting multiple
frames
– Clip Motion
Mode selector:
You can shoot a number of still images
consecutively (GIF animation). Because the
file size is small, these images are ideal for
use on a home page, or for attaching to an email message.
MENU
Mode selector
Normal (160×120)
The maximum number of frames you can
shoot in one Clip Motion shot is 10. This is
suitable for use on a home page.
a Set the mode selector to
.
b Press MENU.
Mobile (120×108)
Two frames is the maximum number that
can be shot in Clip Motion in this mode.
This is suitable for use with portable data
terminals.
Advanced still image shooting
• Clip Motion images are restricted to color
levels of 256 colors and below. This is a
characteristic of GIF format recording. For this
reason, the image quality of some images may
deteriorate.
Control button
The menu appears.
c Select [ ] (Flash Level) with
b/B, then select the desired
setting with v/V.
• Mobile mode has strict file size limits, so
picture quality falls accordingly.
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Before operation
Set [Moving Image] to [Clip Motion] in the
SET UP settings (pages 41, 102).
d Shoot one frame.
Making "Clip Motion"
Control button
Mode selector
Shutter button
e Shoot the next frame.
Press the shutter button once to shoot
the next frame, then repeat this
operation until you have shot the
desired number of frames.
f Press z.
All of the frames will be saved in the
“Memory Stick.”
a Set the mode selector to
b Press
.
(Image Size).
The Image Size setup item appears.
c Select the desired mode with
v/V.
You can select from [Normal] or
[Mobile].
To delete shot images in the
midst of shooting
1 In Steps 4 or 5, press b (7).
Shot images will be played back in
order, and when the last image is
reached, playback stops.
2 Press
(Delete), and select either
[Delete Last] or [Delete All], then press
z.
3 Select [Delete], then press z. If you
chose [Delete Last] in Step 2, repeat
Steps 1 to 3 to delete the images in order,
from the latest one shot.
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• If you do not complete Step 6, all the images
will not be saved in the “Memory Stick.”
• In Clip Motion, the date and time cannot be
inserted.
• When you view Clip Motion images using the
Index screen, the images may appear different
from the actual image recorded.
• GIF files made on other cameras may not be
displayed correctly on this camera.
• For the number of images you can record using
Clip Motion, see page 97.
a Set the mode selector to
Shooting in Multi
Burst mode
– Multi Burst
Mode selector:
Pressing the shutter button once records 16
frames in a row. This is convenient for
checking your form in sports, for example.
.
Shooting three
images in succession
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Interval) with b/B,
then select the desired
between-frame interval with v/
V.
– Burst 3
Mode selector:
You can shoot three images in succession
while pressing the shutter button only once.
You can choose the frame interval
from the menu settings (page 100).
1/30
1/7.5
1/15
1/30
Before operation
Set [Moving Image] to [Multi Burst] in the
SET UP settings (pages 41, 102).
Control button
MENU
Mode selector
Shutter button
Interval
d Shoot your image.
16 frames will be recorded as one
image (image size: 1.2M).
• When you play back images recorded in Multi
Burst mode on the camera, see page 61.
• For the number of images that can be recorded,
see page 97.
• The flash cannot be used.
• In Multi Burst, the date and time cannot be
inserted.
a Set the mode selector to
b Press MENU.
.
Advanced still image shooting
WB
The menu appears.
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c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [Burst 3] with
v/V.
Shooting still images
for e-mail
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [E-Mail] with
v/V.
– E-Mail
d Shoot your image.
Mode selector:
ISO
Voice
E-Mail
Burst 3
Normal
REC Mode
PFX
d Shoot your image.
You can shoot images and save them in a
file that is small enough (320×240) to attach
to an e-mail message. The normal mode
image that was selected using the Image
Size setup item (page 20) is also recorded.
You can do the next shooting after
“Recording” disappears from the LCD
screen.
To return to normal mode
In Step 3, select [Normal].
• For instructions on how to attach your images
to an e-mail message, refer to the Help files of
the e-mail software you are using.
• For the number of images that can be recorded,
see page 97.
To return to normal mode
In Step 3, select [Normal].
• The flash cannot be used.
• The image is not displayed during shooting.
Compose the picture before pressing the shutter
button.
• The interval needed for recording is about 0.5
second.
a Set the mode selector to
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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You can do the next shooting after
“Recording” disappears from the LCD
screen.
.
Shooting still images
with audio files
– Voice
If you hold down the shutter
button, sound is recorded until you
release the shutter button for up to 40
seconds.
To return to normal mode
In Step 3, select [Normal].
Mode selector:
You can record still images with audio files.
• To view images recorded in Voice mode, carry
out the same procedure described in “Viewing
movies on the LCD screen” (page 69).
• For the number of images that can be recorded,
see page 97.
Control button
MENU
Mode selector
Shutter button
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
Advanced still image shooting
a Set the mode selector to
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [Voice] with v.
d Shoot your image.
If you press and release the
shutter button, sound is recorded
for five seconds.
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Shooting according to
scene conditions
Mode selector:
When shooting night scenes, shooting
people at night, shooting landscapes, or
shooting a waterfront or a snowscape, use
the modes listed below to increase the
quality of your images.
Twilight mode
Under dark lighting conditions, you can
shoot a distant night view. However,
because the shutter speed is slower under
these conditions, we recommend you use a
tripod.
Twilight portrait mode
Use this mode when shooting people in the
foreground at night. This mode allows you
to shoot images of people in the foreground
with distinct outlines without losing the
feeling that you are shooting at night.
Because the shutter speed is slow, it is
recommended that you use a tripod.
Snow mode
When the whole of the screen turns white,
such as when you are shooting a snowscape,
use this mode. This mode prevents the
image from losing color and brightens each
color.
• The flash is set to
flash).
(Forced flash) or
(No
• The flash forcely strobes.
Landscape mode
Focuses on images far away, so is
convenient for shooting landscapes at a
distance.
Beach mode
When shooting at the seaside or the
lakeside, the blue of the sea is clearly
recorded.
• You cannot shoot in Macro mode.
• The flash cannot be used.
• You cannot shoot in Macro mode.
• The flash is set to (Forced flash) or
flash).
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• The flash is set to
flash).
(No
(Forced flash) or
(No
NR slow shutter
Control button
MENU
Mode selector
The NR slow shutter mode removes noise
from recorded images, providing clear
images. When the shutter speed is slow, the
camera automatically works the NR slow
shutter mode and “NR” is indicated next to
the shutter speed indicator.
Press the shutter
button fully down.
F2.8
NR2''
r
Then the screen
turns black.
a Set the mode selector to
b Press MENU.
Capturing
c Select
(Camera) with b,
then select the desired mode
with v/V.
r
Processing
Finally, when
“Processing”
disappears, the
image has been
recorded.
To return to the normal shooting
In Step 3, select [Auto] or [Program].
• Even when you select Twilight or Twilight
portrait mode in Burst 3 mode, the shutter
speed setting of the Burst 3 mode has priority.
So, the image may not be recorded exactly as
you intended.
• The setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
• To eliminate the effects of vibration, use of
a tripod is recommended.
Advanced still image shooting
The menu appears.
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Adding special effects
– Picture Effect
Mode selector:
/
You can add special effects to bring out the
contrast in your images.
Solarize
Control button
MENU
Mode selector
Sepia
Like an illustration
Colored to look like an
with clearly delineated old photograph
bright and dark
portions
Neg.Art
Before operation
When shooting still images, set
(Camera) to any mode other than [Auto] in
the menu settings (page 23).
a Set the mode selector to
.
or
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
Made to look like a
negative image
c Select [PFX] (P.Effect) with b/
B, then select the desired
mode with v/V.
To cancel Picture Effect
In Step 3, select [Off].
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Advanced still image viewing
d Select the desired folder with
b/B.
Selecting the folder
and playing back
images
Select Folder
102
Folder Name:
No. Of Files:
Created:
2/2
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– Folder
OK
Cancel
Mode selector:
OK
Select the folder that images you want to
play back are stored.
On the Index (triple-image) screen
In step 5, select [Cancel].
101-0001
.
When the first or last image in the folder is
displayed, the following icons are indicated
on the screen.
: Moves to the previous folder.
: Moves to the next folder.
: Moves to both the previous and next
folders.
On the single screen
The menu appears.
VGA
101
c Select [Folder] with b, then
press z.
101-0009
BACK/NEXT
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F2.8
1/30
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BACK/NEXT
• When no images are stored in the folder, “No
file in this folder” appears.
• You can play back images from a last-shot one
without selecting the folder.
Advanced still image viewing
b Press MENU.
Aperture Value:
Shutter Speed:
Exposure Value:
ISO:
SINGLE DISPLAY
When multiple folders are
created in the “Memory Stick”
a Set the mode selector to
MOVE
e Select [OK] with v , then press
z.
To cancel the selection
Mode selector
SINGLE DISPLAY
BACK/NEXT
Control button
MENU
On the Index (nine-image) screen
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VOLUME
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Enlarging a portion of
a still image
Mode selector:
You can enlarge an image up to five times
the size of the original image. You can also
record the enlarged image as a new file.
Control button
e Adjust the zoom with the zoom
W/T buttons.
Enlarging an image
– Playback zoom
a Set the mode selector to
.
b Display the image you want to
enlarge.
c Press the zoom T button to
enlarge the image.
d Select a portion of the image
to enlarge with v/V/b/B.
MENU
Mode selector
Press z.
Press v
Zoom buttons
Press
b
Press
B
Press V
v: To view a portion of the top of the
image
V: To view a portion of the bottom of
the image
b: To view a portion of the left side
of the image
B: To view a portion of the right side
of the image
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To cancel enlarged viewing
• You cannot use Playback zoom with movies
(MPEG movie), or images recorded in Clip
Motion/Multi Burst modes.
• If you press the zoom W button when you are
viewing images that have not been enlarged, the
Index screen will appear (page 33).
• The images displayed in Quick Review
(page 24) can be enlarged using the procedures
outlined in Steps 3 to 5.
To skip to the next/previous
image during slide show
Press B (next), or b (previous).
• The interval settings are just guidelines. The
actual intervals differ, based on factors like the
size of the image.
Rotating still images
– Rotate
a Set the mode selector to ,
and display the image you
want to rotate.
b Press MENU.
Mode selector:
Images shot when holding the camera
vertically can be rotated and displayed
horizontally.
The menu appears.
c Select [Rotate] with b/B, then
press z.
d Select
with v , and rotate
the image with b/B.
e Select [OK] with v/V, then
press z.
To cancel the rotation
In Step 4 or 5, select [Cancel].
Control button
MENU
Mode selector
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• Protected images, movies (MPEG movie), or
images recorded in Clip Motion/Multi Burst
modes cannot be rotated.
• You may not be able to rotate images shot with
other cameras.
• Also, when viewing images on a computer, the
image rotation information may not be
reflected depending on the application
software.
Playing back images
shot in Multi Burst
mode
Mode selector:
You can play back Multi Burst images
continuously or play them back frame by
frame. This function is used for checking
the images.
Control button
Playing back continuously
Playing back frame by frame
a Set the mode selector to
– Jog playback
.
b Select the Multi Burst image
with b/B.
The selected Multi Burst image is
played back continuously.
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101-0014
PAUSE
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BACK/NEXT
a Set the mode selector to
.
b Select the Multi Burst image
with b/B.
The selected Multi Burst image is
played back continuously.
c Press z when the desired
frame is displayed.
“Step” appears.
VOLUME
MENU
Mode selector
101
Step
To pause
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PLAY
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FRAME BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
d Advance the frame with b/B.
• When the images are played back on a
computer, the 16 frames you shot will all be
displayed at the same time as part of one image.
• When Multi Burst images are played back on a
camera without the Multi Burst feature, the 16
frames will all be displayed at the same time, as
part of one image, just as they are on a
computer.
B:The next frame is displayed. When
you press and hold B, the frame
advances.
b:The previous frame is displayed.
When you press and hold b, the
frame advances in the reverse
direction.
Advanced still image viewing
Press z. To resume playback, press z
again. The playback starts from the frame
displayed on the LCD screen.
14/14
3/16
To return to normal playback
In Step 4, press z. The playback starts
from the frame displayed on the LCD
screen.
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To delete shot images
When using this mode, you cannot delete
only certain frames. When you delete
images, all 16 of the frames are deleted at
the same time.
1 Display the Multi Burst image you want
to delete.
2 Press
(Delete).
3 Select [Delete], then press z.
All of the frames are deleted.
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Still image editing
Protecting images
– Protect
On the single screen
a Set the mode selector to
.
Mode selector:
b Display the image you want to
protect with b/B.
To prevent accidental erasure of an
important image, you can protect it.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
Control button
d Select [Protect] with b/B, then
press z.
MENU
Mode selector
Zoom buttons
The image currently being displayed is
now protected, and the - (Protect)
mark is indicated on the screen.
VGA
101
a Set the mode selector to ,
press the zoom W (index)
button once to switch to the
Index (nine-image) screen.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [Protect] with b/B, then
press z.
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
2/9
Protect
Exit
OK
On the Index (nine-image)
screen
e Select the image you want to
protect with v/V/b/B, then
press z.
BACK/NEXT
To cancel the protection
In Step 4 or 5, press z again. The mark disappears.
The green - (Protect) mark is
indicated on the selected image.
SELECT
MOVE
MENU
Still image editing
e To protect other images,
display the image you want to
protect with b/B, then press
z.
TO NEXT
f To protect other images,
repeat Step 5.
g Press MENU.
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h Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
On the Index (triple-image)
screen
The - mark turns white and the
selected image is protected.
a Set the mode selector to ,
press the zoom W (index)
button twice to switch to the
Index (triple-image) screen.
To cancel the protection
In Step 4, select [Cancel], or in Step 8,
select [Exit].
To release protection
In Step 5, select an image for which you
want to release protection with v/V/b/B
and press z. The - mark turns gray and
repeat this operation for all the images for
which you want to release protection. Then,
press MENU, select [OK], and press z.
To protect all the images in
folder
b Move the image you want to
protect to the center with b/B.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select [Protect] with v/V, then
press z.
The center image is protected, and the
- (Protect) mark is indicated on that
image.
In Step 4, select [All In Folder], then press
z. Next, select [On], then press z.
To release protection of all the
images in the folder
In Step 4, select [All In Folder], and press
z. Then select [Off], and press z.
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DPOF
Protect
Folder
101-0002
OK
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BACK/NEXT
e To protect other images, move
the image you want to protect
to the center with b/B, and
repeat Step 4.
To release protection
In Step 4, select the image from which
you want to release protection, and press z.
To release protection from all of your
images, repeat this process for each of them.
Changing image size
d Select [Resize] with b/B, then
press z.
e Select the new size with v/V,
then press z.
– Resize
Mode selector:
You can change the image size of a
recorded image, and save it as a new file.
You can resize to the following sizes.
5.0M, 3.1M, 1.2M, and VGA.
The original image is retained even after
resizing.
To cancel the resizing
In Step 5, select [Cancel].
• Movies (MPEG movie), or images recorded in
Clip Motion/Multi Burst modes cannot be
resized.
• When images are resized from a smaller to a
larger size, the image quality will deteriorate.
• You cannot resize to 3:2-sized image.
• If you try to resize a 3:2-sized image, black
bands will appear at the top and bottom of the
image.
Control button
MENU
Mode selector
.
b Display the image you want to
resize with b/B.
Still image editing
a Set the mode selector to
The resized image is recorded in the
recording folder as the newest file.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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Choosing images to
print
– Print (DPOF) mark
Mode selector:
You can designate certain images to be
printed.
This mark is convenient when you want to
print images at a shop that conforms with
the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
standard.
On the single screen
a Set the mode selector to
.
b Display the image you want to
print with b/B.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select [DPOF] with b/B, then
press z.
The
mark is indicated on this
image.
Control button
VGA
101
2/9
MENU
Mode selector
Zoom buttons
DPOF
Exit
OK
BACK/NEXT
e To mark other images, display
the image you want to mark
with b/B, then press z.
To delete the
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• You cannot mark movies (MPEG movie) or
images recorded in Clip Motion mode.
• In E-Mail mode, the print (DPOF) mark is
marked on the normal size image that was
recorded at the same time.
• When you mark images shot in Multi Burst
mode, all the images are printed on one sheet
divided into 16 panels.
On the Index (nine-image)
screen
a Set the mode selector to
and press the zoom W (index)
button once to switch to the
Index (nine-image) screen.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [DPOF] with B, then
press z.
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
• You cannot mark using the [All In Folder]
option.
e Select the images you want to
print with v/V/b/B, then press
z.
The green
mark is indicated on the
selected image.
mark
In Step 4 or 5, press z again. The
mark disappears.
SELECT
MOVE
MENU
TO NEXT
f To mark other images, repeat
Step 5 for each of them.
g Press MENU.
h Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
The
mark turns white and the
setting is completed.
To delete the
mark
In Step 5, select the image you want to
delete the
mark with v/V/b/B, and
press z.
On the Index (triple-image)
screen
a Set the mode selector to ,
press the zoom W (index)
button twice to switch to the
Index (triple-images) screen.
b
To delete all the
marks from
the images in the folder
In Step 4, select [All In Folder], then press
z. Next, select [Off], then press z.
To cancel the marking
Still image editing
In Step 4, select [Cancel], or in Step 8,
select [Exit].
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Enjoying movies
a Set the mode selector to
Shooting movies
Mode selector:
b Press
.
(Image Size).
The Image Size setup item appears.
You can shoot movies (MPEG movies).
Before operation
Set [Moving Image] to [MPEG Movie] in
the SET UP settings (pages 41, 102).
Control button
Mode selector
Shutter button
c Select the desired mode with
v/V.
You can choose from 640 (VGA) or
160 (Mail).
See page 97 for the recording time
allowed for each image size.
d Press the shutter button fully
down.
“REC” appears on the screen and the
camera starts recording the image and
sound.
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These indicators are not recorded.
Each time you press
, the status of the
LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators
off t LCD off t Indicators on. See
page 110 for a detailed description of the
indicated items.
To shoot close-ups (Macro)
Set the mode selector to
procedure on page 26.
and follow the
To shoot with a self-timer
Set the mode selector to
procedure on page 27.
and follow the
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REC 00:00:02[00:10:48]
• When the capacity of the “Memory Stick”
is used up, recording stops.
e Press the shutter button fully
down again to stop recording.
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Indicators on the screen while
you are shooting movies
• Be careful not to touch the microphone (page 8)
during shooting.
• The flash cannot be used.
• In MPEG movie, the date and time cannot be
inserted.
• You cannot change the zoom scaling while
shooting movies.
b Select the desired movie with
b/B.
Viewing movies on
the LCD screen
Movies with the image size [160
(Mail)] are displayed a size smaller
than still images.
Mode selector:
You can view movies on the LCD screen of
the camera and hear sounds from the
speaker of the camera.
160
101
101_0010
PLAY
Mode selector
Control button
10/10
00:00:00
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BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
Movies with the image size [640
(VGA)] are displayed on the full
screen.
c Press z.
The movie images and sound are
played back.
B (playback) appears on the LCD
screen while a movie is playing back.
To fast-forward / rewind
Press B (next) or b (previous) while
playing back a movie.
To return to normal playback, press z.
Indicators on the screen while
you are viewing movies
Each time you press
, the status of the
LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators
off t LCD off t Indicators on. See
page 111 for a detailed description of the
indicated items.
• The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is
the same as that for viewing still images
(page 34).
• A movie recorded using other Sony devices is
displayed a size smaller than still images.
160
Speaker
10/10
00:00:03
.
Playback bar
101_0010
STOP
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REV/CUE
VOLUME
To stop playback
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a Set the mode selector to
101
Press z.
To adjust the volume
Press v/V.
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Deleting movies
Mode selector:
You can delete unwanted movies.
Control button
On the single screen
a Set the mode selector to
b Select the movie you want to
delete with b/B.
c Press
Mode selector
Zoom buttons
.
(Delete).
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
d Select [Delete] with v , then
press z.
“Memory Stick access” appears on the
screen. When this message disappears,
the movie has been deleted.
e To delete other movies, display
the movie you want to delete
with b/B, then repeat Step 4.
On the Index (nine-image)
screen
a Set the mode selector to
and press the zoom W (index)
button once to display an
Index (nine-image) screen.
b Press
(Delete).
c Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
d Select the movies you want to
delete with v/V/b/B, then
press z.
The
(Delete) mark is indicated on
the selected movie.
To cancel the deletion
In Step 4 or 5, select [Exit].
SELECT
MOVE
TO NEXT
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
e Repeat Step 4 to delete other
movies.
f Press
70
(Delete).
g Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
On the Index (triple-image)
screen
“Memory Stick access” message
appears on the screen. When this
message disappears, the movie has
been deleted.
a Set the mode selector to
and press the zoom W (index)
button twice to switch to the
Index (triple-image) screen.
To cancel the deletion
In Step 3 or 7, select [Exit].
To delete all the images in the
folder
In Step 3, select [All In Folder], then press
z. Next, select [OK], then press z. To
cancel the deletion, select [Cancel] with b,
then press z.
b Move the movie you want to
delete to the center with b/B.
c Press
(Delete).
The menu appears.
Delete
Exit
101_0010
OK
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BACK/NEXT
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
“Memory Stick access” message
appears on the screen. When this
message disappears, the movie has
been deleted.
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d Select [Delete] with v , then
press z.
To cancel the deletion
In Step 4, select [Exit].
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Editing movies
<Example> Cutting the movie numbered
101_0002
101_0003
101_0001
Mode selector:
1. Cutting scene A.
The file numbers assigned when
movies are cut
2. Cutting scene B.
1
3
2
Mode selector
101_0002
1
A
2
B
Divide point
101_0002
3
101_0004
1
3
A
2
101_0005
B
Divide
point
3. Deleting scenes A and B if they are
unnecessary.
101_0004
1
3
101_0007
A
B
2
101_0006
Delete
Delete
4. Only the desired scenes remain.
1
3
2
101_0006
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Control button
MENU
You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary
portions of movies. This is the
recommended mode to use when the
“Memory Stick” capacity is insufficient, or
when you attach movies to your e-mail
messages.
The cut movies are assigned new numbers
and recorded as the newest files in the
recording folder. The original movie is
deleted and its file number is skipped.
Cutting movies
a Set the mode selector to
.
b Select the movie you want to
cut with b/B.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select [Divide] with B, then
press z. Next, select [OK] with
v , then press z.
The playback of the movie starts.
e Decide on a cutting point.
Press z at the desired cutting point.
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101
Divide
10/10
00:00:02
Dividing
Point
OK
Cancel
Exit
OK
When you want to adjust the cutting
point, select [c/C] (frame
forward/ rewind) and adjust the cutting
point with b/ B. If you want to change
the cutting point, select [Cancel]. The
playback of the movie starts again.
f When you have decided on a
cutting point, select [OK] with
v/V, and press z.
• You cannot cut the following images.
– Clip Motion
– Multi Burst
– Still image
– Movies not long enough to cut
– Protected movie
• You cannot restore movies once you cut them.
• The original movie is deleted when you cut it.
• The cut movie is recorded in the selected
recording folder as a newest file.
Deleting unnecessary
portions of movies
a Cut an unnecessary portion of
a movie (page 72).
b Display the portion of the
movie you want to delete.
c Press
(Delete).
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
d Select [Delete] with v , then
press z.
The movie currently displayed on the
screen is deleted.
g Select [OK] with v , then press
z.
The movie is cut.
In Step 5 or 7, select [Exit]. The movie
appears on the screen again.
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To cancel cutting
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Copying images to
your computer
– For Windows users
Recommended computer
environment
OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows
98SE, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows Millennium Edition, Windows
XP Home Edition, or Windows XP
Professional
The above OS must be installed at the
factory. Operation is not assured in an
environment upgraded to the operating
systems described above or in a multi-boot
environment.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
USB connector: Provided as standard
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more
High Color (16-bit color, 65 000 colors) or
more
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not
operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
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USB mode
There are two modes for a USB connection,
[Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The factory
setting is the [Normal] mode.
* Compatible only with Windows XP. When
connected to a computer, only the data in the
folder selected by the camera is copied to the
computer. To select the folder, follow the
procedure on page 57.
Communication with your
computer
When your computer resumes from the
suspend or sleep mode, communication
between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
Contents of the CD-ROM
x USB Driver
This driver is needed in order to connect the
camera to a computer.
When using Windows XP, you need not
install the USB driver.
x Image Transfer
This application is used to easily transfer
images from the camera to a computer.
x ImageMixer
This application is used to display and edit
images that are stored in a computer.
• This section describes the procedures
using Windows Me as an example. The
required operations may differ depending
Installing the USB driver
When using Windows XP, you need not
install the USB driver.
Once the USB driver is installed, you need
not install the USB driver.
c Click [USB Driver] on the title
screen.
e Click [Yes, I want to restart my
computer now], then click
[Finish].
a Turn on your computer, and
insert the supplied CD-ROM
into the CD-ROM drive.
Do not connect your camera to
your computer at this time.
d Click [Next]. When the
“Information” screen appears,
click [Next].
b Click [Cyber-shot] on the
model selection screen.
Your computer restarts. Then, you can
establish USB connection.
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The model selection screen appears. If
it does not appear, double-click
(My Computer) t [ImageMixer] in
that order.
The “InstallShield wizard” screen
appears.
The installation menu screen appears.
The USB driver installation starts.
When the installation is completed, the
screen informs you of completion.
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Installing “Image Transfer”
You can use the “Image Transfer” software
to copy images to your computer
automatically when you connect the camera
to your computer.
c Click [Next]. When “License
Agreement” screen appears,
click [Yes].
e Select the folder to be
installed, then click [Next].
Select the program folder, then
click [Next].
a Click [Cyber-shot] on the
model selection screen.
The installation menu screen appears.
b Click [Image Transfer] on the
installation menu screen.
Select the desired language,
then click [OK].
The “Welcome to the InstallShield
Wizard” screen appears.
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• This section describes the English screen.
Read the agreement carefully. If you
accept the terms of the agreement,
proceed with the installation. The
“Information” screen appears.
d Click [Next].
f Confirm if the checkbox is
checked on the “Image
Transfer Settings” screen,
then click [Next].
When the installation is completed, the
screen informs you of completion.
g Click [Finish].
Installing “ImageMixer”
You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for
Sony” software to copy, view and edit
images. For details, see the software’s help
files.
• The USB driver is needed in order to use
“Image Transfer.” If the necessary driver is not
already installed on your computer, a screen
that asks if you want to install the driver will
appear. Follow the instructions that appear on
the screen.
The “Welcome to the InstallShield
Wizard” screen appears.
c Restart your computer
according to the screen.
d Remove the CD-ROM.
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The “InstallShield Wizard” screen
closes.
If you wish to continue with the
installation of “ImageMixer,” click
[ImageMixer] on the installation menu
screen and then follow the procedure.
a Click [ImageMixer] on the
installation menu screen.
Select the desired language,
then click [OK].
• If DirectX8.0a or a later version is not installed
in your computer, the “Information” screen
appears. Follow the procedure on the screen.
• This section describes the English screen.
b Follow instructions on each
succeeding screen.
Install “ImageMixer” according to the
screen.
• When you use Windows 2000 or Windows XP,
install “WinASPI.”
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Connecting the camera to
your computer
a Insert the “Memory Stick” with
the images you want to copy
into the camera.
c Connect the supplied USB
cable to the (USB) jack of
the camera.
• When using Windows XP, the AutoPlay
wizard automatically appears on the
desktop. Proceed to page 81.
USB MODE
NORMAL
Access
indicators*
d Connect the USB cable to your
computer.
• Be sure to use fully charged nickel-metal
hydride batteries or the AC Adaptor (not
supplied). When you copy images to your
computer using weak batteries, copying may
fail or the data may be corrupted if the camera
shuts off due to weak batteries.
• For further details on the AC Adaptor, see page
15.
• For further details on the “Memory Stick,” see
page 19.
b Turn on your computer and the
camera.
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“USB MODE NORMAL” appears on
the LCD screen of the camera. When a
USB connection is established for the
first time, your computer automatically
runs the used program to recognize the
camera. Wait for a while.
* During communication, the access indicators
turn red.
• If “USB MODE NORMAL” does not appear in
step 4, confirm that [USB Connect] is set to
[Normal] in the SET UP settings (page 103).
• When using a desktop computer, connect the
USB cable to the USB connector on the rear
panel.
P Disconnecting the USB
cable, removing the “Memory
Stick,” or turning off the
camera during a USB
connection
For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users
1 Double-click
2 Click
on the task tray.
(Sony DSC), then click [Stop].
3 Confirm the device on the confirmation
window, then click [OK].
Copying images using
“Image Transfer”
– Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
Connect the camera and your
computer with the USB cable.
“Image Transfer” launches and the images
are automatically copied to the computer.
When copying is complete, “ImageMixer”
automatically launches and images appear.
– Windows XP
Connect the camera and your
computer with the USB cable.
“Image Transfer” starts up automatically
and the images are automatically copied to
the computer.
Windows XP is set so that the OS AutoPlay
Wizard activates.
If you want to cancel the setting, follow the
procedure below.
b Right-click [Sony
MemoryStick], then click
[Properties].
5 Disconnect the USB cable, remove the
“Memory Stick,” or turn off the camera.
c Cancel the setting.
For Windows 98 or 98SE users
Confirm that the access indicators (page 78)
on the LCD screen are turned white and
carry out only Step 5 above.
• Normally “Image Transfer” and “Date” folders
are created inside the “My Documents” folder,
and all of the image files recorded with the
camera are copied into these folders.
• You can change the “Image Transfer” settings
(page 80).
1 Click [AutoPlay].
2 Set [Content type] to [Pictures].
3 Check [Select an action to perform]
under [Actions], select [Take no
action], then click [Apply].
4 Set [Content type] to [Video files]
and proceed step 3. Set [Content
type] to [Mixed content] and
proceed step 3.
5 Click [OK].
The [Properties] screen closes.
The OS AutoPlay Wizard does not
start up automatically even if the
USB connection is made next time.
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a Click [Start], then click [My
Computer].
4 Click [OK].
Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP
users.
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Changing “Image Transfer”
settings
Copying images without
using “Image Transfer”
You can change “Image Transfer” settings.
Right-click the “Image Transfer” icon on
the task tray, select [Open Settings]. The
settings you can set are as follows: [Basic],
[Copy], and [Delete].
– Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
Right-click here
If you do not set to launch “Image Transfer”
automatically, you can copy images as
following procedure.
a Double-click [My Computer],
then double-click [Removable
Disk].
The contents of the “Memory Stick”
inserted in your camera appear.
When the “Image Transfer” starts, the
below window appears.
• This section describes an example of copying
images to the “My Documents” folder.
• When the “Removable Disk” icon is not shown,
see the right column.
• When using Windows XP, see page 81.
b Double-click [DCIM], then
double-click the folder that the
image files you want to copy
are stored.
The folder opens.
When you select [Settings] from the above
window, you can only change the [Basic]
setting.
c Drag and drop the image files
into the “My Documents”
folder.
The image files are copied to the “My
Documents” folder.
• When you try to copy an image to a folder in
which an image with the same file name is
stored, the overwrite confirmation message
appears. When you overwrite the existing
image with the new one, the original file is
deleted.
When a removable disk icon is
not shown
1 Right-click [My Computer], then click
[Properties].
The “System Properties” screen appears.
• For Windows 2000 users, click the [Hardware]
tab on the “System Properties” screen.
2 Confirm if other devices are already
installed.
1 Click [Device Manager].
2 Confirm if there is a “ Sony
DSC” with a
mark.
3 If you find either of the devices above,
follow the steps below to delete them.
1 Click [ Sony DSC]. (In case of
Windows 2000, right-click [
Sony DSC].)
2 Click [Remove]. (In case of
Windows 2000, click [Uninstall].)
The “Confirm Device Removal”
screen appears.
3 Click [OK].
The device is deleted.
Try the USB driver installation again using
the supplied CD-ROM (page 75).
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– Windows XP
Copying images using the
Windows XP AutoPlay wizard
a Make a USB connection
(page 78). Click [Copy pictures
to a folder on my computer
using Microsoft Scanner and
Camera Wizard], then click
[OK].
b Click [Next].
The images stored on the “Memory
Stick” are displayed.
c Click the checkbox of images
that you do not want to copy to
your computer to remove the
checkmark, then click [Next].
The “Picture Name and Destination”
screen appears.
The “Completing the Scanner and
Camera Wizard” screen appears.
f Click [Finish].
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computer
a Double-click [My Documents]
on the desktop.
The “My Documents” folder contents
are displayed.
The wizard closes.
• To continue copying other images, follow the
procedure given under P on page 79 to
disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it.
Then, perform the procedure from step 1
again.
• This section describes the procedure for
viewing images in the “My Documents” folder.
• When using Windows XP, double-click [Start]
t [My Documents] in that order.
• You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for
Sony” software to view and edit images on your
computer. For details, see the software’s help
files.
b Double-click the desired folder
and image file.
The image is displayed.
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The “Scanner and Camera Wizard”
screen appears.
e Select [Nothing. I’m finished
working with these pictures],
then click [Next].
d Select a name and destination
for your pictures, then click
[Next].
Image copying starts. When the
copying is completed, the “Other
Options” screen appears.
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Image file storage destinations and file names
The image files recorded with your camera
are grouped as folders in the “Memory
Stick.”
Example: when viewing folders on
Windows Me
Folder containing image data which was
recorded using the camera not equipped
with the folder creating function.
Folder containing image data which was
recorded using your camera. When not
creating any folders, there is only the
“101MSDCF” folder.
Folder containing E-Mail mode image data/
movie data/ Voice mode audio data which
was recorded using the camera not
equipped with the folder creating function.
• You cannot record any images to
“100MSDCF” or “MSSONY” folders.
The images in these folders are available
only for viewing.
• For more information about the folder,
see pages 42, 57.
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File name
File meaning
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Still image files shot normally
– Normal mode (page 22)
– Burst 3 mode (page 51)
• Multi Burst mode files (page 51)
• Still image files shot in
– E-Mail mode (page 52)
– Voice mode (page 53)
DSC0ssss.JPE
• Small-size image files shot in E-Mail mode
DSC0ssss.MPG
• Audio files shot in Voice mode
CLP0ssss.GIF
• Clip Motion files shot in Normal mode (page 49)
CLP0ssss.THM
• Index image files of Clip Motion files shot in Normal mode
MBL0ssss.GIF
• Clip Motion files shot in Mobile mode (page 49)
MBL0ssss.THM
• Index image files of Clip Motion files shot in Mobile mode
MOV0ssss.MPG
• Movie files shot in MPEG Movie mode (page 68)
• ssss stands for any number within
the range from 0001 to 9999.
• The numerical portions of the following
files are the same.
– A small-size image file shot in E-Mail
mode and its corresponding image file
– An audio file shot in Voice mode and
its corresponding image file
– An image file shot with Clip Motion
and its corresponding index image file
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Folder
101MSDCF to
999MSDCF
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Copying images to
your computer
– For Macintosh users
Recommended computer
environment
OS: Mac OS 8.5.1, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, or
Mac OS X (v10.0/v10.1/v10.2)
The above OS must be installed at the
factory. For the following models, update
your OS to Mac OS 9.0 or 9.1.
– iMac with Mac OS 8.6 installed at the
factory, and a slot loading type CD-ROM
drive
– iBook or Power Mac G4 with the Mac OS
8.6 installed at the factory
USB connector: Provided as standard
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more
32 000-color mode or more
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not
operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
USB mode
OS
Steps
There are two modes for a USB connection,
[Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The factory
setting is the [Normal] mode.
Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0
Steps 1 to 4
Mac OS 9.1/9.2/Mac OS X
(v 10.0/v 10.1/v10.2)
Steps 2 to 4
* Compatible only with Mac OS X. When
connected to a computer, only the data in the
folder selected by the camera is copied to the
computer. To select the folder, follow the
procedure on page 57.
Communication with your
computer
When your computer resumes from the
suspend or sleep mode, communication
between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
Steps your OS requires
Follow the steps below, according to your
OS.
a Installing the USB driver
1 Turn on your computer, and set the
supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive.
The model selection screen appears.
2 Click [Cyber-shot] on the model
selection screen.
The installation menu appears.
3 Click
[USB Driver].
The “USB Driver” screen appears.
4 Double-click the icon of the hard disk
containing the OS to open the screen.
5 Drag and drop the following two files
from the screen opened in step 3 into the
System Folder icon in the screen opened
in step 4.
• Sony USB Driver
• Sony USB Shim
6 When the message for confirmation is
shown, click “OK.”
7 Restart the computer and remove the
CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive.
b Connecting your camera to
your computer
For details, see page 78.
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d Viewing the images on your
computer
• If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, remove the
USB cable etc., after you have turned your
computer off.
• Close down all applications running on
the computer before installing the USB
driver and application.
• You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for
Sony” software to copy images to your
computer and to view images on your
computer. For details on installing, see
operating instructions supplied with the CDROM. For details on operation, see the
software’s help files.
• “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” cannot be used
with Mac OS X.
• “Image Transfer” cannot be used with
Macintosh.
c Copying images
1 Double-click the newly recognized icon
on the desktop.
The contents of the “Memory Stick”
inserted in your camera appear.
2 Double-click “DCIM.”
3 Double-click the folder that the images
you want to copy are stored.
4 Drag and drop the image files to the hard
disk icon.
The image files are copied to your hard
disk.
For details on the storage location of the
images and file names, see page 82.
1 Double-click the hard disk icon.
2 Double-click the desired image file in
the folder containing the copied files.
The image file opens.
For Mac OS X users
When you click an E-MAIL mode image
file, “There is no application available to
open the document "DSC0ssss.JPE".”
may be shown. In this case, carry out the
follwing setup. The screen may differ
depending on your OS version.
1 Click [Choose Application...] on the
screen “There is no application available
to open the document
"DSC0ssss.JPE".”
2 Change [Recommended Applications]
to [All Applications].
3 Select [QuickTime Player] from the
application list, then click [Open].
Enjoying images on your computer
Disconnecting the USB cable,
removing the “Memory Stick,” or
turning off the camera during a USB
connection
Drag and drop the drive icon or the icon of
the “Memory Stick” to the “Trash” icon,
then remove the USB cable, remove the
“Memory Stick,” or turn off the camera
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d Click
.
For the Macintosh edition
Creating a Video CD
• “Toast” by Roxio (not supplied) is required
to create a Video CD.
• The playback time of a movie file on the
preview screen may be shorter.
You can create a Video CD using your
computer. The created Video CD can be
played back on a Video CD-compatible
DVD player. When playing back on a
computer, use application software used to
play back a Video CD.
a Start “ImageMixer.”
b Click
.
The video CD creating mode turns on.
You can preview the image.
e Click
.
The disc creation dialogue appears.
c Drag & drop the desired file or
album to the menu screen.
The selected image is added to the
menu screen.
f Insert a blank CD-R into the
CD-R drive and click the [OK]
button.
The disc creation process starts.
• You cannot use CD-RW discs.
• A CD-R drive is required to create a Video CD.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you have trouble with your camera, try
the following solutions.
2 Press the RESET button located inside
the jack cover, then turn on the camera
again. (This will clear the date and time
settings, etc.)
1 Check the items on pages 87 to 93. If the
screen shows “C:ss:ss,” the
self-diagnosis function is
working. Please see page 96.
3 Consult your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
RESET
Battery and power
Symptom
Cause
The battery remaining
indicator is incorrect. Or
the sufficient battery
remaining indicator is
displayed but the power
soon runs out.
• You have used the camera in an extremely cold
location.
• The batteries are discharged.
• The battery contacts or the terminals on the
battery cover are dirty.
• The nickel-metal hydride batteries are exhibiting
the “memory effect” (page 11).
• A mismatch has occurred in the remaining
battery time information.
• The batteries are dead (page 106).
The battery runs down too
quickly.
• You are recording/playing back images in an
extremely cold location.
• The batteries are not charged enough.
• The batteries are dead (page 106).
p Fully charge the batteries (page 10).
p Replace the batteries with new ones.
•
•
•
•
p Properly install the batteries (page 12).
p Connect it securely to your camera (page 15).
p Install charged batteries (page 10).
p Replace the batteries with new ones.
The batteries are not installed properly.
The AC Adaptor (not supplied) is disconnected.
The batteries are discharged.
The batteries are dead (page 106).
—
p Install charged batteries (page 10).
p Wipe any dirt off from them with a dry cloth (page 12).
p To restore the batteries to their original condition, use them until
they are drained before recharging them.
p Fully charge the batteries (page 10).
p Replace the batteries with new ones.
Troubleshooting
The power cannot be
turned on.
Solution
—
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
The power turns off
suddenly.
• If you do not operate the camera for about 90
seconds while the power is on, the camera turns
off automatically to prevent wearing down the
battery (when [Power Save] is [Off], after three
minutes.) (page 13).
• The batteries are discharged.
p Turn on the camera again (page 16).
p Install charged batteries (page 10).
Shooting still images / movies
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The LCD screen is not
turned on even when the
power is turned on.
• The power was turned off with the LCD screen
turned off the last time you used the camera.
p Turn on the LCD screen (page 30).
The subject is not visible
on the LCD screen.
• The mode selector is not set to
p Set the mode selector to
or
.
The image is out of focus. • The subject is too close.
(Camera) is
• While shooting still images,
set to
or .
• You set the focus preset distance.
88
or
(pages 22, 68).
p Set the macro recording mode. Make sure to place the lens
farther away from the subject than the shortest shooting distance
when shooting (page 26).
p Cancel the mode (page 54).
p Set to the auto focus mode (page 45).
Unable to zoom.
• You cannot zoom while shooting a movie
(MPEG movie).
Smart zoom does not
function.
—
• You cannot use smart zoom while shooting a
movie (MPEG movie).
p Turn on the LCD screen (page 30).
• The LCD screen is turned off.
• The image size is set to [5.0M] or [4.5M (3:2)]. p Set image size to other settings except [5.0M] and [4.5M (3:2)]
(page 25).
• [Smart Zoom] is set to [Off] in the SET UP
p Set [Smart Zoom] to [On] (page 102).
settings.
The image is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with a light source
behind the subject.
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too low.
—
p Adjust the exposure (page 46).
p Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen (page 103).
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The F value and shutter
speed flash when you
press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
• The exposure is incorrect.
p Correct the exposure (page 46).
Viewing images
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The image cannot be
played back.
• The mode selector is not set to
.
• You cannot play back the image on the camera,
if it is modified on a computer or its folder/file
name is changed.
• The camera is in USB mode.
p Set the mode selector to
—
The image is coarse right
after being played back.
—
p This is not a malfunction.
The images cannot be
played back on a TV.
• The [Video Out] setting for the camera in SET
UP is incorrect.
• The connection is not correct.
p Set [Video Out] to [NTSC] or [PAL] (page 103).
The images cannot be
played back on a
computer.
—
p See page 91.
Unknown beeps are heard
from the camera while
viewing a movie.
• These beeps are heard when the auto focus is
working.
p This is not a malfunction. Shoot in focus preset mode (page 45).
(page 32).
p Cancel USB communication (page 79).
p Check the connection (page 34).
Deleting/editing an image
90
Symptom
Cause
Your camera cannot
delete an image.
• The image is protected.
p Cancel the protection (page 63).
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 105).
is set to the LOCK position.
Solution
You have deleted the
image by mistake.
• Once you have deleted an image, you cannot
restore it.
p Protecting the image can prevent accidental erasure (page 63).
p The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” will prevent
you from deleting images by mistake (page 105).
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The resizing function
does not work.
• Movie (MPEG movie)/Clip Motion/Multi Burst
files cannot be resized.
—
You cannot attach a print
(DPOF) mark.
• Print (DPOF) marks cannot be attached to movie —
(MPEG movie)/Clip Motion files.
You cannot cut a movie.
• The movie is not long enough to cut.
• Protected movie (MPEG movie), Clip Motion,
Multi Burst files and still images cannot be cut.
—
—
Computers
Cause
Solution
You do not know whether
or not your OS can be
used with the camera.
—
p Check “Recommended computer environment” (pages 74, 84).
You cannot install the
USB driver.
—
p In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized
Administrators).
Your computer does not
recognize your camera.
•
•
•
•
p Turn on the camera (page 16).
p Use the AC Adaptor (not supplied) (page 15).
p Use the supplied USB cable (page 78).
p Disconnect the USB cable, and securely connect it again. Make
sure that “USB MODE” is displayed on the LCD screen
(page 78).
p Set it to [Normal] (page 103).
The camera is turned off.
The battery level is too low.
You are not using the supplied USB cable.
The USB cable is not connected securely.
• [USB Connect] is set to [PTP] in the SET UP
settings.
• The USB connectors on your computer are
connected to other equipment besides the
keyboard, the mouse.
• The camera is not directly connected to your
computer.
• The USB driver is not installed.
• Your computer does not properly recognize the
device because you connected the camera and
your computer with the USB cable before you
installed the “USB Driver” from the supplied
CD-ROM.
p Disconnect the USB cables except for those connected to the
keyboard and the mouse.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
p Directly connect the camera and your computer without using a
USB hub.
p Install the USB driver (page 75).
p Delete the erroneously recognized device from your computer,
then install the USB driver (pages 75, 80).
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot copy images.
• The camera is not correctly connected to your
computer.
• The copy procedure differs depending on your
OS.
—
p Connect the camera and your computer correctly (page 78).
After making a USB
connection, “Image
Transfer” does not
automatically start.
—
p Select [Launch Image Transfer automatically when the camera,
etc., is connected.] at [Basic] setting (page 80).
p Make a USB connection when the computer is turned on
(page 78).
The image cannot be
played back on a
computer.
—
—
p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” software,
click on HELP.
p Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
The image and sound are
affected by noise when
you play back a movie on
a computer.
• You are playing back the movie directly from
the “Memory Stick.”
p Copy the movie to the hard disk of the computer and then play
the movie file back from the hard disk (page 84).
You cannot print an
image.
—
p Check the printer settings.
p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” software,
click on HELP.
The error message
appears when loading the
supplied CD-ROM.
—
p Set the display mode of your computer as follows:
For Windows, 800 × 600 dots or more, high color (16-bit color,
65 000 colors) or more.
For Macintosh, 800 × 600 dots or more, 32 000 colors or more.
—
p Follow the copy procedure for your OS (pages 79, 80, 84).
p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” software,
click on HELP.
p If you are using the “Image Transfer” software, see page 79.
“Memory Stick”
92
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot insert a
“Memory Stick.”
• You are inserting it backwards.
p Insert it from the right side (page 19).
You cannot record on a
“Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 105).
is set to the LOCK position.
• The “Memory Stick” is full.
p Delete unnecessary images (pages 36, 70).
Symptom
Cause
You cannot format a
“Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 105).
is set to the LOCK position.
Solution
You have formatted a
“Memory Stick” by
mistake.
• All the data on the “Memory Stick” are erased by p We recommend that you set the “Memory Stick” write-protect
formatting.
switch to the LOCK position to protect accidental erasure
(page 105).
Others
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The camera does not
work, no operations can
be performed.
• The battery level is low or zero (The
indicator appears.).
• The AC Adaptor (not supplied) is not connected
securely.
p Charge the batteries (page 10).
The power is on, but the
camera does not work.
• The internal system is not working properly.
p Remove, and then, after one minute, reinstall the batteries and
turn on the camera. If this does not work, press the RESET
button located inside the jack cover with a pointed object, then
turn the power on again. (This will clear the date and time
settings, etc.)
You cannot identify the
indicator on the LCD
screen.
—
p Check the indicator (pages 109 to 111).
The lens gets fogged.
• Condensation is occurring.
p Turn off the camera, leave the camera for about an hour and then
try to use it again (page 104).
The camera gets hot if you
use it for a long time.
—
p This is not a malfunction.
The lens does not move
when you turn off the
camera.
• The batteries are discharged.
p Replace them with charged batteries or use the AC Adaptor (not
supplied) (pages 10, 12, 15).
p Connect it securely to the DC IN jack of the camera and to a wall
outlet (wall socket) (page 15).
Troubleshooting
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Warnings and
messages
The following messages appear on the LCD screen.
Message
Meaning/ Corrective Action
No Memory Stick
• Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 19).
System error
• Turn the power off and on again (page 16).
Memory Stick error
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used with your camera (page 105).
• Insert the “Memory Stick” correctly (page 19).
• The “Memory Stick” is damaged, or the terminal section of the “Memory Stick” is dirty.
Memory Stick type error
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used with your camera (page 105).
Format error
• The “Memory Stick” format failed. Format the “Memory Stick” again (page 40).
Memory Stick locked
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set it to the recording position
(page 105).
No memory space
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images (pages 36, 70).
No file in this folder
• No images have been recorded in this folder.
Folder error
• A folder with the same first three digits number already exists in the “Memory Stick.” (For example: 123MSDCF
and 123ABCDE) Select other folders, or create a new folder.
Cannot create more folders • The folder whose first three digits of the name is “999” exists in the “Memory Stick.” You cannot create any folders.
Cannot record
• You attempt to select the folder that is available only for viewing with your camera. Select other folders (page 43).
File error
• An error occurred while playing back the image.
File protect
• The image is protected against erasure. Release the protection (page 63).
Image size over
• You are playing back an image of a size that cannot be played back on your camera.
Can not divide
• The movie is not long enough to be divided.
• The file is not a movie (MPEG movie).
Invalid operation
• You are playing back a file that was created on equipment other than your camera.
• The battery level is low or zero. Charge the battery (page 10). Depending on the conditions of use or the type of
battery, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left.
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Message
Meaning/ Corrective Action
• Camera shake may occur due to insufficient light. Use the flash, mount the camera on a tripod, or otherwise secure
the camera in place.
Turn the power off and on
again
• A problem with the lens caused an error.
Troubleshooting
95
Self-diagnosis display
– If a code starting with an
alphabet letter appears
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display.
This function displays the condition of the
camera on the LCD screen using a
combination of a letter and four numerical
digits. If this occurs, check the following
code chart and take the corresponding
countermeasure. The last two digits
(indicated by ss)will differ depending on
the state of the camera.
Self-diagnosis display
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Code
Cause
Countermeasure
C:32: ss
There is trouble with your
camera’s hardware.
Turn the power off and on again (page 16).
C:13: ss
The camera cannot read or write
data on the “Memory Stick.”
Re-insert the “Memory Stick” several
times.
An unformatted “Memory Stick”
is inserted.
Format the “Memory Stick” (page 40).
The inserted “Memory Stick”
cannot be used with your camera,
or the data is damaged.
Insert a new “Memory Stick” (page 19).
A camera malfunction that you
cannot reverse has occurred.
Press the RESET button (page 87) located
inside the jack cover, then turn on the
camera again.
E:61: ss
E:91: ss
E:92: ss
If your camera is not still functioning well
after trying the countermeasure a couple of
times, the camera may be repaired. Contact
your Sony dealer or local autholized Sony
service facility and inform them of the 5digit code.
Example: E:61:10
Additional information
E-mail
The number of images
that can be saved/
shooting time
The number of images that can be saved and
the shooting time are different, depending
on the capacity of the “Memory Stick,” the
image size, and the image quality. Refer to
the following charts when you choose a
“Memory Stick.”
32MB
12 (23)
12 (23)
20 (36)
49 (89)
178 (392)
64MB
128MB
25 (47)
51 (95)
25 (47)
51 (95)
40 (73)
81 (146)
98 (179) 197 (359)
358 (788) 718 (1580)
32MB
12 (22)
12 (22)
19 (34)
45 (78)
140 (245)
64MB
25 (45)
25 (45)
39 (69)
91 (157)
281 (492)
32MB
178
982
64MB
358
1971
Voice
(Units: images)
16MB
5.0M
6 (11)
4.5M (3:2)
6 (11)
3.1M
9 (17)
1.2M
22 (38)
VGA
69 (121)
128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G
50 (91)
90 (166)
183 (337) 375 (689)
50 (91)
90 (166)
183 (337) 375 (689)
79 (138) 142 (246) 290 (500) 592 (1022)
183 (316) 324 (549) 660 (1117) 1347 (2280)
564 (987) 1020 (1785) 2074 (3630) 4234 (7410)
Clip Motion
Normal
Mobile
MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G
91 (170)
186 (345) 380 (705)
91 (170)
186 (345) 380 (705)
145 (255) 296 (518) 604 (1058)
340 (595) 691 (1210) 1411 (2470)
1190 (2381) 2420 (4841) 4940 (9881)
16MB
88
486
(Units: images)
128MB
718
3951
MSX-256 MSX-512
1190
2420
3571
7261
MSX-1G
4940
14821
Normal: When 10 frames are shot
Mobile: When two frames are shot
MPEG movie
640 (VGA)
160 (Mail)
16MB
42
673
(Units: seconds)
32MB
87
1363
64MB
176
2740
128MB
354
5494
32MB
50 (93)
64MB
101(187)
128MB
202 (376)
Multi Burst
1.2M
16MB
24 (46)
MSX-256 MSX-512
641
1304
9935
20203
MSX-1G
2663
41239
Additional information
• The number of images is listed in Fine
(Standard) order.
• The values for the number of images that
can be saved and the shooting time may
vary, depending on the shooting
conditions.
• For normal shooting times and numbers
of images that can be saved, see page 21.
• When the remaining number of images
recordable is more than 9999, “ >9999 ”
is indicated.
(Units: images)
16MB
5.0M
6 (11)
4.5M (3:2)
6 (11)
3.1M
10 (18)
1.2M
24 (44)
VGA
88 (194)
(Units: images)
MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G
357 (649) 726 (1320) 1482 (2694)
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Menu items
Menu items that can be changed differ
depending on the position of the mode
selector. The LCD screen shows only the
items you can operate based on the current
position of the mode selector. Factory
settings are indicated with x.
When the mode selector is set to
Item
(Camera)
Setting
/
Description
/
/
/
/ Program/
Selects the camera mode (pages 23, 54).
x Auto
(EV)*
9 (Focus)*
(Metering Mode)*
WB (White Bal)*
ISO*
98
+2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /
Adjusts the exposure (page 46).
+1.0EV / +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV
/ −0.3EV / −0.7EV / −1.0EV /
−1.3EV / −1.7EV / −2.0EV
∞ / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m /
Center AF / x Multi AF
Chooses the auto focus method (page 44), or sets the focus preset distance (page 45).
Spot / x Multi
Selects the metering mode to suit the shooting conditions and purpose. (page 47).
/
/
/
/ xAuto
400 / 200 / 100 / xAuto
Sets the white balance (page 48).
Selects the ISO sensitivity. When shooting under dark conditions or shooting a fastmoving subject, use a high-number setting. When recording high-quality images, use
Item
Setting
Description
Mode (REC Mode)
Voice
E-Mail
Burst 3
xNormal
– Records an audio file (with a still image) in addition to the JPEG file (page 53).
– Records a small-size (320×240) JPEG file in addition to the selected image size
(page 52).
– Records three images continuously (page 51).
– Records an image using the normal recording mode.
High / xNormal / Low
Selects the amount of flash light (page 49).
Solarize / Sepia /Neg.Art / xOff
Sets the special effects for the image (page 56).
(Flash Level)*
PFX (P.Effect)*
* When
(Camera) is set to [Auto], these items are not displayed.
When the mode selector is set to
settings)
Item
(EV)
9 (Focus)
PFX (P.Effect)
Setting
Description
+2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /
+1.0EV / +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV
/ −0.3EV / −0.7EV / −1.0EV /
−1.3EV / −1.7EV / −2.0EV
Adjusts the exposure (page 46).
∞ / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m /
Center AF / x Multi AF
Chooses the auto focus method (page 44), or sets the focus preset distance (page 45).
Spot / x Multi
/
/
Selects the metering mode to suit the shooting conditions and purpose. (page 47).
/
/ xAuto
Solarize / Sepia /Neg.Art / xOff
Sets the white balance (page 48).
Sets the special effects for the image (page 56).
Additional information
(Metering Mode)
WB (White Bal)
(when [Moving Image] is set to [MPEG Movie] in the SET UP
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When the mode selector is set to
Item
(EV)
9 (Focus)
(Metering Mode)
WB (White Bal)
(Flash Level)
PFX (P.Effect)
Description
+2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /
Adjusts the exposure (page 46).
+1.0EV / +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV
/ −0.3EV / −0.7EV / −1.0EV /
−1.3EV / −1.7EV / −2.0EV
∞ / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m /
Center AF / x Multi AF
Chooses the auto focus method (page 44) or sets the focus preset distance (page 45).
Spot / x Multi
Selects the metering mode to suit the shooting conditions and purpose. (page 47).
/
/
/
Item
/ xAuto
Selects the amount of flash light (page 49).
Solarize / Sepia /Neg.Art / xOff
Sets the special effects for the image (page 56).
(when [Moving Image] is set to [Multi Burst] in the SET UP settings)
Setting
(EV)
9 (Focus)
(Metering Mode)
WB (White Bal)
(Interval)
(P.Quality)
PFX (P.Effect)
Sets the white balance (page 48).
High / xNormal / Low
When the mode selector is set to
100
(when [Moving Image] is set to [Clip Motion] in the SET UP settings)
Setting
Description
+2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /
Adjusts the exposure (page 46).
+1.0EV / +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV
/ −0.3EV / −0.7EV / −1.0EV /
−1.3EV / −1.7EV / −2.0EV
∞ / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m /
Center AF / x Multi AF
Chooses the auto focus method (page 44) or sets the focus preset distance (page 45).
Spot / x Multi
Selects the metering mode to suit the shooting conditions and purpose. (page 47).
/
/
/
/ xAuto
Sets the white balance (page 48).
1/7.5 / 1/15 / x1/30 (NTSC)
1/6.3 / 1/12.5 / x1/25 (PAL)
– In NTSC mode, choose the Multi Burst between-frame shutter interval.
– In PAL mode, choose the Multi Burst between-frame shutter interval.
• The choices of between-frame shutter interval differ depending on the setting of
the [Video Out] item in the SET UP setting (page 103).
xFine / Standard
Records images with fine image quality mode. / Records images in the standard
image quality mode (page 42).
Solarize / Sepia /Neg.Art / xOff
Sets the special effects for the image (page 56).
When the mode selector is set to
Item
Setting
Description
Folder
OK/Cancel
Select the folder that contains the images you want to play back (page 57).
Protect
—
Protects images against accidental erasure (page 63).
DPOF
—
Selects still images you want to attach/cancel the print (DPOF) mark (page 66).
Slide
Interval
– Sets the slide show interval. (For single-image screen only.)
x3 sec/ 5 sec/ 10 sec/ 30 sec/ 1 min
– Selects images from either folder or “Memory Stick.”
xFolder/All
– Repeats the slide show.
xOn/Off
– Starts the slide show.
– Cancels the settings and execution of the slide show.
Image
Repeat
Start
Cancel
Resize
Rotate
Divide
5.0M / 3.1M / 1.2M / VGA / Cancel Changes the recorded image size (page 65). (For single-image screen only.)
(counter-clockwise) /
(clockwise) / OK / Cancel
OK / Cancel
Rotates the still image (page 60). (For single-image screen only.)
Divides a movie (page 72). (For single-image screen only.)
Additional information
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SET UP items
Set the mode selector to SET UP. The SET
UP screen appears.
Factory settings are indicated with x.
(Camera)
Item
Setting
Description
Moving Image
xMPEG Movie / Clip Motion /
Selects the shooting mode (pages 49, 51, 68).
Multi Burst
Smart Zoom
xOn / Off
Selects whether to use the smart zoom (page 25).
Date/Time
Day&Time / Date / xOff
Selects whether to insert the date and time into the image (page 31). When shooting
movies, or images recorded in Clip Motion/Multi Burst modes, the date and time
cannot be inserted in the image. Also, the date and time will not be displayed when
shooting. The date and time will be displayed when the image is played back.
Red Eye Reduction
On / xOff
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when using a flash (page 29).
AF Illuminator
xAuto / Off
Selects whether to emit an AF assist light in the dark. Helps when it is hard to focus
on the subject under dark lighting (page 29).
(Memory Stick Tool)
Item
Setting
Description
Format
OK / Cancel
Formats the “Memory Stick.” Note that formatting erases all data on a “Memory Stick,” including even
protected images (page 40).
File Number
x Series
– Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the “Memory Stick” is changed or the recording folder
is changed.
– Resets the file numbering and starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed. (When the recording
folder contains a file, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.)
Reset
Create REC.
Folder
102
OK / Cancel
Creates a folder for recording images (page 42).
Item
Setting
Description
Change REC.
Folder
OK / Cancel
Changes a folder for recording images (page 42).
(Setup 1)
Item
Setting
Description
Power Save
x On / Off
Selects whether to use the Power Save mode (page 13). Displayed only when you are using the camera
with the batteries.
LCD Brightness
Bright/ xNormal/
Dark
Selects the LCD brightness. This has no effect on the recorded images.
LCD Backlight
Bright/Normal/
xDark
Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight. Selecting [Bright] makes the screen bright and easy to see
when using the camera outdoors or in other bright locations, but also uses up the battery charge faster.
Displayed only when you are using the camera with the batteries.
Beep
Shutter
x On
Off
– Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button.
– Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control button/ press the shutter button.
– Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
Language
Clock Set
Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected language.
OK / Cancel
Sets the date and time (pages 17, 41).
Description
(Setup 2)
Item
Setting
USB Connect
PTP/xNormal
Switches the USB mode (page 74).
Video Out
NTSC
PAL
– Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., Japan, USA).
– Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., Europe).
Additional information
—
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Precautions
Do not leave the camera in the
following places
• In extremely hot place, such as in a car
parked in the sun. The camera body may
become deformed or this may cause a
malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater.
The camera body may become deformed
or this may cause a malfunction.
• On rocking vibration
• Near strong magnetic place
• On sandy or in dusty place
Do not let sand get into the camera. Sand
or dust may cause the camera to
malfunction and sometimes this
malfunction cannot be repaired.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with water, then wipe the
surface with a dry cloth. Do not use the
following as this may damage the finish or
the casing.
• Thinner
• Benzine
• Alcohol
• Diposable cloth
• Volatile insecticide
• Contact with rubber or vinyl for a long
time
Note on operating temperature
The camera is designed for use within a
temperature range of 0°C to 40°C (32°F to
104°F). Shooting in extremely cold or hot
locations that exceed this range is not
recommended.
Cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Clean the screen surface with an LCD
cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
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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. This moisture
condensation may cause a malfunction of
the camera.
Moisture condensation occurs easily
when:
• 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.
To prevent moisture condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold
place to a warm place, seal the camera in a
plastic bag and leave it in the new location
for about an hour. Remove the plastic bag
when the camera has adapted to the new
temperature.
If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour
for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if
you attempt to shoot with moisture
remaining inside the lens, you will be
unable to record clear images.
The internal rechargeable button
battery
This camera has an internal rechargeable
button battery for maintaining the date and
time and other settings regardless of
whether the power is on or off.
This rechargeable button battery is
continually charged as long as you are using
the camera. However, if you use the camera
for only short periods it discharges
gradually, and if you do not use the camera
at all for about one month it becomes
completely discharged. In this case, be sure
to charge this rechargeable button battery
before using the camera.
Note that even if this rechargeable button
battery is not charged, you can still use the
camera as long as you do not record the date
and time.
“Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable
and versatile IC recording medium with a
data capacity that exceeds the capacity of a
floppy disk.
You can use the “Memory Stick” as an
external recording media that can be
attached or removed as well as exchanging
data between the units.
There are two types of “Memory Stick”: an
ordinary “Memory Stick” and a
“MagicGate Memory Stick” that are
equipped with the MagicGate copyright
protection technology. You can use both
types of “Memory Stick” with your camera.
However, because your camera does not
support the MagicGate standards, data
recorded with your camera is not subject to
MagicGate* copyright protection.
You can also use the “Memory Stick Duo”
and “Memory Stick PRO” with the camera.
* MagicGate is copyright protection technology
that uses encryption technology.
• The “Memory Stick” formatted with a computer
is not guaranteed to operate with this camera.
Recording/
Playback
Memory Stick (Memory Stick Duo)
a
MagicGate Memory Stick
a**
(MagicGate Memory Stick Duo)
Memory Stick PRO
a**
“Memory Stick”
** The camera cannot record or play back the
data needed by the MagicGate function.
We cannot ensure all of the functions of each
“Memory Stick.”
Notes on use of the “Memory Stick”
(supplied)
• You cannot record, edit, or delete images when
the write-protect switch is set to LOCK. The
position or the shape of the write-protect switch
may differ depending on the “Memory Stick”
you use.
• Data may be damaged in the following cases:
– Removing the “Memory Stick” or turning off
the camera while reading or writing data.
– Using the camera in a location subject to the
effects of static electricity or noise.
• We recommend you back up any important
data.
• Do not attach any other material than the
supplied label on the labeling position.
• When you attach the supplied label, be sure to
attach it to the labeling position. Be careful that
the label does not stick out.
• When you carry or store the “Memory Stick,”
put it in the case supplied with it.
• Do not touch the terminals of a “Memory
Stick” with your hand or a metal object.
Additional information
How to charge
Connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall
socket) using the AC Adaptor (not
supplied), or install charged batteries, and
leave the camera for 24 hours or more with
the power turned off.
The “Memory Stick”
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• Do not strike, bend or drop a “Memory Stick.”
• Do not disassemble or modify a “Memory
Stick.”
• Do not expose the “Memory Stick” to water.
• Avoid using or storing the “Memory Stick” in
the following places:
– In a car parked in the sun, or at a high
temperature.
– Under direct sunlight.
– In a humid place or near corrosive material.
Notes on use of the “Memory Stick
Duo” (not supplied)
• Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into
the “Memory Stick Duo” Adaptor when using
the “Memory Stick Duo” with the camera.
• Verify that you are inserting the “Memory Stick
Duo” in the proper direction when inserting it
into the “Memory Stick Duo” Adaptor.
• Verify that you are inserting the “Memory Stick
Duo” Adaptor in the proper direction when
inserting it into the camera. Inserting it in the
wrong direction may cause a malfunction.
• Do not insert a “Memory Stick Duo” that is not
inserted into a “Memory Stick Duo” Adaptor
into a “Memory Stick”-compatible unit. This
may cause a malfunction of the unit.
Note on use of the “Memory Stick
PRO” (not supplied)
“Memory Stick PRO” with a capacity of up to
1 GB is verified for this camera.
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The nickel-metal
hydride batteries
Effective use of the battery
• Battery performance decreases in lowtemperature surroundings, and the battery
life is shortened under such
circumstances. To use the battery longer,
we recommend you keep the battery
stored in the supplied battery case, in a
pocket close to your body to warm it, and
insert it in your camera just before you
start shooting.
• If you shoot a lot using the zoom and
flash, the battery power will be used up
faster.
• We recommend having spare batteries
handy for two or three times the expected
shooting time, and try test shooting
before the actually using the camera.
• Do not expose the battery to water. The
battery is not water-resistant.
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 seems to
have been considerably shortened, a
probable cause is that the battery has
reached the end of its life.
• The battery life varies depending on
storage, operating conditions, and
environment, and is different for each
battery.
Flash
Specifications
• Do not charge any other batteries except
the Sony nickel hydride battery using the
supplied battery charger. If you charge
other types of battery (manganese,
alkaline, lithium, ni-cd batteries, etc.),
this may cause leakage, explosion, or
overheating of the battery, and personal
scald or injury may be caused.
• Do not recharge a fully charged nickel
hydride battery. This may cause leakage,
explosion, or overheating of the battery.
• When charging a high capacity battery
other than the supplied battery using the
supplied battery charger, the full capacity
of the battery may not be available.
• When the CHARGE lamp flashes, the
battery may cause a malfunction if an
unspecified battery was inserted. First,
verify that the battery is specified for use
with the charger. If the battery is
specified for use with the charger, remove
all the batteries from the battery charger,
insert other batteries, such as new ones,
and check that the battery charger works
properly. When the battery charger works
properly, the batteries may be the cause
of the malfunction.
x Camera
[System]
Image device 9.04 mm (1/1.8 type) color
CCD
Primary color filter
Total pixels number of camera
Approx. 5 255 000 pixels
Effective pixels number of camera
Approx. 5 090 000 pixels
Lens
3× zoom lens
f=8.0 to 24.0 mm
(35 mm camera conversion: 39 to
117mm (1 9/16 to 4 5/8 inches))
F2.8-5.6
Exposure control
Automatic, Program, Twilight,
Twilight portrait, Landscape, Snow,
Beach
White balance
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy,
Fluorescent, Incandescent
File format (DCF compliant)
Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2, JPEG
compliant, GIF (for Clip Motion),
DPOF compatible
Audio with still image: MPEG1
compliant (Monaural)
Movies: MPEG1 compliant
(Monaural)
Recording media
“Memory Stick”
Recommended distance
0.5 to 3.8 m (19 3/4 inches to
12 feet 5 19/32 inches) (W)/
0.6 to 2.5 m (23 5/8 inches to
8 feet 2 7/16 inches) (T)
(when ISO sensitivity is set to Auto)
[Output connectors]
A/V OUT (MONO) jack (Monaural)
Minijack
Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced,
sync negative
Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ load)
Output impedance 2.2 kΩ
USB jack
mini-B
[LCD screen]
LCD panel used
3.8 cm (1.5 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots
123 200 (560×220) dots
[Power, general]
Power
AA nickel hydride batteries (2)
2.4 V
AC-LS5 AC Adaptor
(not supplied), 4.2 V
Power consumption (when recording)
1.9 W
Operating temperature range
0° to +40°C (32° to +104°F)
Storage temperature range
−20° to +60°C (−4° to +140°F)
Dimensions 119.5 × 57.7 × 36.8 mm
(4 3/4 × 2 3/8 × 1 1/2 inches)
Additional information
The battery charger
(W/H/D, protruding portions not
included)
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Mass
Approx. 260.5 g (9.2 oz) (two
batteries, “Memory Stick” and wrist
strap included)
Microphone Electret condenser microphone
Speaker
Dynamic speaker
• Exif Print Compatible
PRINT Image Matching II
Compatible
x BC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH battery
charger
Power requirements
AC 100 to 240V 50/60Hz
3W
Output voltage
AA : DC 1.4 V 400 mA × 2
AAA : DC 1.4 V 160 mA × 2
Operating temperature range
0° to +40°C (32° to +104°F)
Storage temperature range
−20° to +60°C (−4° to +140°F)
Dimensions 71 × 30 × 91 mm
(2 7/8 × 1 3/16 × 3 5/8 inches) (W/H/
D)
Mass
Approx. 90 g (3 oz)
x AC-LS5 AC Adaptor (not supplied)
Power requirements
AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
11 W 0.16 to 0.09 A
Rated output voltage
DC 4.2 V, 1.5 A
Operating temperature range
0° to +40°C (32° to +104°F)
Storage temperature range
−20° to +60°C (−4° to +140°F)
Maximum dimensions
Approx. 48 × 29 × 81 mm (1 15/16 ×
1 3/16 × 3 1/4 inches) (W/H/D)
Mass
Approx. 130 g (5 oz)
Accessories
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
HR6 (size AA) Ni-MH batteries (2)
Battery case
BC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH Battery charger (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
USB cable (1)
A/V connecting cable (1)
Wrist strap (1)
“Memory Stick” (16MB) (1)
CD-ROM (USB driver: SPVD-010) (1)
Operating Instructions (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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The LCD screen
For shooting still images
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
q;
qd
J
K
L
M
N
O
qf
qg
qh
VGA
101
3:2
Solarize
+
F2.8
125
WB
A Image size indicator (20, 21)
B Recording mode indicator
(49–53)
C AE/AF lock indicator (22, 45)
D Battery remaining indicator (13)
wa
ws
wd
wf
E Flash mode (28)/
Red-eye reduction (29)/
White balance indicator (48)/
AF illuminator indicator (29)
F Camera mode indicator (23, 54)
G Date/time indicator (31)
H ISO sensitivity (98)
I Picture effect indicator (56)
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
• Pressing the MENU button switches the menu/
guide menu on/off.
The page numbers in parentheses indicate
the location of additional important
information.
Additional information
qa
qs
qj
qk
ql
w;
P
Low battery warning (94)
AF range finder (44)
Spot metering cross hair (47)
Image quality indicator (21, 42)
Recording folder indicator (42)
Remaining number of recordable
images indicator (21)/
Self-diagnosis display (96)
Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
Center AF
/Multi AF
indicator (44)/
Focus preset value (45)
EV adjustment indicator (46)
Iris value indicator
Shutter speed indicator
Macro (26)
Self-timer indicator (27)
Vibration warning indicator (95)
Menu/Guide menu (41)
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For shooting movies
1
2
160
3
STBY
4
5
6
7
Solarize
+
WB
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
101
00:00:00 [00:28:25]
PFX
8
9
q;
qa
qs
qd
qf
qg
qh
Recording mode indicator (68)
Battery remaining indicator (13)
White balance indicator (48)
Picture effect indicator (56)
Low battery warning (94)
Spot metering cross hair (47)
AF range finder (44)
Image size indicator (68)
Recording time (Maximum
recordable time) indicator (97)/
Self-diagnosis display (96)
J Recording folder indicator (42)
K Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
110
L Center AF
/Multi AF
indicator (44)/
Focus preset value (45)
M EV adjustment indicator (46)
N Macro (26)
O Self-timer indicator (27)
P Menu/Guide menu (41)
• Pressing the MENU button switches the menu/
guide menu on/off.
For still image playback
For movie playback
1
7
2
3
4
qh
qj
qk
ql
qs
VGA
101
12/12
x1.3
8
qd
9
qf
q;
qg
160
101
5
8/8
00:00:12
The page numbers in parentheses indicate
the location of additional important
information.
w;
wa
6
BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
Folder
Protect
DPOF
Slide
ws
wd
OK
L Image size indicator (69)
M Recording mode indicator (69)
N Playback indicator (69)/Volume
indicator (69)
O Low battery warning (94)
P Change folder indicator (57)
Q Playback folder indicator (57)
R Image number/Number of
images recorded in the playback
folder
S Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
T Counter (69)
U Playback screen (69)
V Playback bar (69)
W Menu/Guide menu (41)
Additional information
A Image size indicator (20, 21)
B Recording mode indicator (49–
53)
C Volume indicator (53)/Protect
mark indicator (63)/Print (DPOF)
mark indicator (66)
D Zoom indicator (58)/Jog
playback indicator (61)
E Low battery warning (94)
F Folder-file number (83)
G Playback folder indicator (57)
H Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
I Number of images recorded in
the playback folder/Image
number
J Change folder indicator (57)
K Recording date/time of the
image (17)/Menu/Guide menu
(41)
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Index
Index
A
A/V connecting cable ...................................... 34
Access lamp ..................................................... 19
AE/AF lock ................................................ 22, 45
AE/AF lock lamp ............................................... 9
AF illuminator ............................................. 8, 29
AF lock ...................................................... 22, 45
Auto focus mode ....................................... 24, 44
Auto Power Off feature ................................... 16
B
Battery
Battery life .................................................. 14
Charging the battery ................................... 10
Charging time ............................................. 11
Remaining indicator ................................... 13
Beep/shutter sound ........................................ 103
C
Changing the recording folder ......................... 43
Charging
Charging the battery ................................... 10
Charging time ............................................. 11
Cleaning ......................................................... 104
Computer
Copying images to your computer ........ 74, 84
USB cable ................................................... 78
USB driver ............................................ 75, 84
Control button .................................................. 16
Creating a new folder ...................................... 43
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D
G
Date and time ............................................. 17, 31
DC plug ............................................................ 15
Deleting images ......................................... 36, 70
Divide .............................................................. 72
GIF ............................................................. 49, 83
I
Editing still images
Print (DPOF) mark ..................................... 66
Protect ......................................................... 63
Resize .......................................................... 65
E-Mail .............................................................. 52
EV adjustment ................................................. 46
Exposure
EV adjustment ............................................ 46
Image
Copying images to your computer ........ 74, 84
File names ................................................... 83
Image file storage destinations .................... 82
Image quality ........................................ 21, 42
Image size ....................................... 20, 21, 97
Image Transfer ........................................... 76, 79
ImageMixer ...................................................... 77
Index screen ..................................................... 32
Installation ................................................. 75, 84
ISO ................................................................... 98
F
J
File
File names ................................................... 83
Image file storage destinations ................... 82
Finder ............................................................... 30
Flash
Daylight synchro ......................................... 28
Flash Level .................................................. 49
Red Eye Reduction ..................................... 29
Selecting a flash mode ................................ 28
Focus
AE/AF lock lamp .......................................... 9
AF lock ................................................. 22, 45
Focus preset ................................................ 45
Folder
Folder for playback ..................................... 57
Recording folder ......................................... 43
Format .............................................................. 40
JPG ................................................................... 83
E
L
LCD
LCD brightness ......................................... 103
LCD screen display ................... 109, 110, 111
LCD status/LCD on/off ............................... 30
M
Memory Stick
Formatting a Memory Stick ........................ 40
Inserting a Memory Stick ........................... 19
Number of shooting images ........................ 21
The number of images that can be saved/
shooting time .................................... 21, 97
Menu
Changing menu ............................................41
Metering mode .................................................47
Mode selector .....................................................9
Moisture condensation ...................................104
Movie
Continuous shooting ....................................14
Cutting movies .............................................72
Deleting movies ...........................................70
Shooting movies ..........................................68
Viewing ........................................................69
MPG .................................................................83
N
NR slow shutter ................................................55
NTSC ..............................................................103
P
PAL .................................................................103
Picture effect .....................................................56
Power
An external power source ............................15
Battery .........................................................10
Inserting battery ...........................................12
On/Off ..........................................................16
Precautions .....................................................104
R
S
Self-diagnosis display ......................................96
Smart zoom ................................................. 25
Spot metering .............................................. 47
The number of images that can be saved/
shooting time .............................. 14, 21, 97
Using auto mode ......................................... 22
Using the self-timer .................................... 27
White balance ............................................. 48
T
Trimming ......................................................... 59
U
USB
Cancel the USB connection .................. 79, 85
Installing the USB driver ...................... 75, 84
USB connection .................................... 78, 84
Using your camera abroad ............................... 15
V
Viewing on the single-image screen ................ 32
Voice ................................................................ 53
W
Warnings and messages ................................... 94
White balance .................................................. 48
Z
Zoom
Playback zoom ............................................ 58
Using the zoom feature ............................... 25
Index
Red Eye Reduction ...........................................29
RESET button ...................................................87
Self-timer ......................................................... 27
Setting
Changing menu ........................................... 41
Date and time .............................................. 17
Image size ................................................... 20
SET UP ....................................................... 41
Shooting close-ups (Macro) ............................ 26
Shooting mode
Clip Motion ................................................. 49
E-Mail ......................................................... 52
MPEG Movie .............................................. 68
Shooting (using auto mode) ........................ 22
Shooting according to scene conditions ..... 54
Shooting in Multi Burst mode .................... 51
Voice ........................................................... 53
Shooting with the date and time inserted ........ 31
Still image playback
Index (nine or triple-image) screen ............ 32
Playback zoom ............................................ 58
Quick Review ............................................. 24
Rotate .......................................................... 60
Slide show ................................................... 59
Viewing images on a TV screen ................. 34
Viewing on the single-image screen ........... 32
Viewing the images on your computer
.......................................................... 81, 85
Still image shooting
Auto focus mode ................................... 24, 44
EV adjustment ............................................ 46
Image size ....................................... 20, 21, 97
Inserting the date and time .......................... 31
Number of shooting images ........................ 21
Picture effect ............................................... 56
Selecting a flash mode ................................ 28
Shooting close-ups (Macro) ........................ 26
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Printed on 100% recycled paper
using VOC (Volatile Organic
Compound)-free vegetable oil
based ink.
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Sony Corporation Printed in Japan
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