Bulldog Security RS602E Automobile Alarm User Manual

2-149-853-12(1)
Getting started________________________
Shooting still images__________________
Digital Still Camera
Viewing still images ___________________
Operating Instructions
Deleting still images __________________
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and
retain it for future reference.
Before advanced operations _____________
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-P100/P120/P150
Serial No.
Advanced still image shooting ___________
Advanced still image viewing ____________
Still image editing ______________________
Still image printing _____________________
(PictBridge printer)
Enjoying movies _______________________
Enjoying images on your computer_________
Troubleshooting _______________________
DSC-P100/P120/P150
Additional information___________________
Index _________________________________
© 2004 Sony Corporation
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:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
Telephone No.:
This symbol is intended to alert
the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert
the user to the presence of
important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
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SONY
DSC-P100, DSC-P120
Sony Electronics Inc.
16450 W. Bernardo Dr,
San Diego, CA 92127
U.S.A.
858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
Telephone No.:
SONY
DSC-P150
Sony Electronics Inc.
16450 W. Bernardo Dr,
San Diego, CA 92127
U.S.A.
858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is 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 LITHIUM-ION
BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion 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
Lithium-Ion batteries.
Notice on the supplied AC
Adaptor 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 fuse of the same rating as the supplied
one and 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.
Attention 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 field at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and sound
of this camera.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart
the application or disconnect and connect the
cable for multi-use terminal (USB) again.
“Memory Stick”
For the Customers in the U.S.A. and
Canada
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.
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS
COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
Notice
Certain countries and regions may regulate
disposal of the battery used to power this product.
Please consult with your local authority.
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Read this first
Trial recording
Do not shake or strike the camera
Clean the flash surface before use
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.
The heat of flash emission may cause dirt on the
flash surface to become discolored or to stick to
the flash surface, resulting in insufficient light
emission.
LCD screen, LCD finder (only models
with an LCD finder) and lens
Do not get the camera wet
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 media,
etc.
• 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
The power zoom lens
Notes on the camera locations
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.
This camera is equipped with a power zoom lens.
Be careful not to bump the lens, and be careful
not to apply force to it.
Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio wave or emits radiation.
The camera may not be able to record or play
back properly.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always
copy (back up) data to a disk.
Notes on image data compatibility
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When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or
under similar conditions, be careful not to get the
camera wet. Water entering the inside of the
camera may cause malfunctions which in some
cases may not be repairable. If moisture
condensation occurs, see page 115 and follow the
instructions on how to remove it before using the
camera.
• The LCD screen and the LCD finder are
manufactured using extremely high-precision
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.
Do not expose the camera to sand or
dust
Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations may
cause malfunction.
Do not aim the camera at the sun or
other bright light
This may cause irrecoverable damage to your
eyes. Or it may cause the malfunction of your
camera.
Carl Zeiss lens
This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens
which is capable of reproducing sharp images
with excellent contrast.
The lens for this camera has been produced
under a quality assurance system certified by
Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality
standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany.
On illustration
Illustrations used in this manual are of DSCP100/P120 unless noted otherwise.
The pictures used in this manual
The photographs used as examples of pictures in
this manual are reproduced images, and are not
actual images shot using this camera.
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media, and
DirectX are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, iMac, iBook,
PowerBook, Power Mac and eMac are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• Macromedia and Flash are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries.
• Intel, MMX, and Pentium are trademarks or
registered trademarks 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.
Trademarks
•
is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick,”
, “Memory Stick
PRO”,
, “Memory Stick
Duo”,
, “Memory Stick
PRO Duo”,
,
“MagicGate” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• Picture Package is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
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Table of contents
Read this first ............................................ 4
Identifying the parts ................................. 8
Mode dial ............................................ 10
Getting started
Charging the battery pack ....................... 11
Using the AC adaptor ............................. 14
Using your camera abroad ...................... 14
Turning on/off your camera .................... 15
How to use the control button................. 15
Setting the date and time......................... 16
Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a
“Memory Stick” ............................. 18
Setting the still image size ...................... 19
Image size and quality ............................ 20
Basic still image shooting
— Using auto adjustment mode ..... 22
Checking the last image you shot
— Quick Review ............................ 24
Using the zoom feature....................... 24
Shooting close-ups — Macro ............. 26
Using the self-timer ............................ 27
Selecting a flash mode ........................ 28
Shooting images with the finder ......... 30
Inserting the date and time on a still
image .............................................. 31
Shooting according to scene conditions
— Scene Selection.......................... 32
6
Viewing still images
Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera ............................................ 36
Viewing images on a TV screen............. 38
Deleting still images
Deleting images ...................................... 40
Formatting a “Memory Stick” ................ 42
Before advanced operations
How to setup and operate
your camera.................................... 44
Changing the menu settings ............... 44
Changing the items in the SET UP
screen ............................................. 45
Deciding the still image quality.............. 45
Creating or selecting a folder ................. 46
Creating a new folder ......................... 46
Changing the recording folder ........... 46
Advanced still image
shooting
Choosing an auto focus method ............. 47
Choosing a focus range finder frame
— AF range finder ......................... 47
Choosing a focus operation
— AF Mode ................................... 48
Setting the distance to the subject
— Focus preset .............................. 49
Shooting with manual shutter speed and
aperture settings
— Manual Exposure.......................50
Adjusting the exposure
— EV adjustment ...........................53
Displaying a histogram .......................54
Selecting the metering method................55
Adjusting color tones
— White Balance ...........................56
Adjusting the flash level
— Flash Level ................................57
Shooting continuously.............................58
Shooting in Multi Burst mode
— Multi Burst.................................59
Shooting with special effects
— Picture Effect .............................60
Using the Cyber-shot Station ..................60
Advanced still image viewing
Selecting the folder and playing back
images
— Folder.........................................61
Enlarging a portion of a still image.........62
Enlarging an image
— Playback zoom...........................62
Recording an enlarged image
— Trimming
(DSC-P100/P120 only)...................63
Playing back successive images
— Slide Show.................................63
Rotating still images
— Rotate.........................................64
Playing back images shot in Multi Burst
mode ...............................................64
Playing back continuously ..................65
Playing back frame by frame ..............65
Still image editing
Protecting images
— Protect ........................................66
Changing image size
— Resize.........................................67
Choosing images to print
— Print (DPOF) mark ....................68
Still image printing
(PictBridge printer)
Connecting to a PictBridge compliant
printer..............................................70
Printing images........................................71
Printing index-images .............................73
Enjoying movies
Shooting movies......................................76
Viewing movies on the LCD screen .......77
Deleting movies ......................................78
Cutting movies ........................................79
Enjoying images on your
computer
Copying images to your computer
— For Windows users.................... 81
Installing the USB driver.................... 82
Connecting the camera to your
computer......................................... 83
Copying images .................................. 84
Viewing the images on your
computer......................................... 86
Image file storage destinations and file
names.............................................. 86
Viewing image files once copied to a
computer with your camera............ 88
Installing “Picture Package”............... 88
Copying images using
“Picture Package”........................... 90
Using “Picture Package” .................... 91
Copying images to your computer
— For Macintosh users .................. 92
Using “ImageMixer VCD2”............... 93
Additional information
Number of images that can be saved or
shooting time.................................108
Menu items ............................................109
SET UP items ........................................113
Precautions ............................................115
On “Memory Stick” ..............................116
On “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack .........117
Specifications ........................................118
The LCD screen ....................................120
Index
Index......................................................124
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ...................................... 95
Warnings and messages........................ 105
Self-diagnosis display ........................... 107
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Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
1
7
2
8
3
9
Attaching the strap
q;
qa
4
5
qs
6
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
8
J
POWER button (15)
Shutter button (23)
Hook for wrist strap
Flash (28)
Multi connector (bottom surface)
Tripod receptacle (bottom
surface)
POWER lamp (15)
Finder window
Self-timer lamp (27)/
AF illuminator (29, 113)
Microphone
K Lens
L Speaker (bottom surface)
• 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.
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1
7
8
2
9
3
q;
4
qa
F Mode dial (10, 109)
G For shooting: Zoom (W/T) button
(24)
For viewing:
/
(Playback
zoom) button (62)/
(Index)
button (37)
H DC IN jack cover (11, 14)
I Battery/“Memory Stick” cover
J RESET button (95)
K Access lamp (18)
L DC IN jack (11, 14)
M Battery eject lever (11)
N
(Image Size/Delete)
button (19, 40)
qs
5
qd
qf
A Finder (30)
Self-timer (27)/recording
lamp (red) (23)
AE/AF lock lamp
(green) (23)
/CHG lamp (orange)
(12, 28)
B LCD screen
For details on the items on the LCD
screen, see page 120 to 123.
C
(Display/LCD on/off) button
(30)
D MENU button (44, 109)
E Control button
Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (15)/
Menu off: / /7/ (28/27/24/26)
Mode dial “M”: Shutter speed/
aperture value (50)
9
Mode dial
Before using your camera, set the desired
mark on the mode dial to
.
SCN (Scene Selection)
You can shoot effective pictures according
to the scene (page 32). In addition, you can
set various shooting functions using menus
(pages 44 and 109).
SET UP (Set up)
You can change the settings of the camera
(pages 45 and 113).
(Auto adjustment mode)
The focus, exposure and white balance are
automatically adjusted to allow easy
shooting. The image quality is set to [Fine]
(page 45).
P (Program auto shooting)
The shooting adjustments are made
automatically just as in the auto adjustment
mode, but you can also change the focus
and other adjustments as desired. In
addition, you can set various shooting
functions using menus (pages 44 and 109).
M (Manual exposure shooting)
You can manually adjust the aperture value
and the shutter speed (page 50). In addition,
you can set various shooting functions
using menus (pages 44 and 109).
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(Movie shooting)
You can shoot movies (page 76).
(Playback/Edit)
You can play back or edit recorded still
images and movies (pages 36 and 66).
Getting started
Charging the battery pack
Getting started
DC IN jack cover
Surface with the “InfoLITHIUM” logo
AC Adaptor
1
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
• Be sure to turn off your camera when
charging the battery pack (page 15).
• Your camera operates with the
“InfoLITHIUM” NP-FR1 battery pack (R type)
(supplied). You can use only R type battery
pack (page 117).
2
Battery eject lever
, Install the battery pack, then
close the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Make sure the battery pack is firmly
inserted all the way, then close the cover.
Battery insertion slot
Insert the battery pack so
that the tip of the v
marks on the side of the
battery pack face the tip
of the v mark on the
battery insertion slot.
• The battery pack is easily inserted by pushing
the battery eject lever at the front of the battery
compartment toward the front of the camera.
3
DC plug
, Open the DC IN jack cover and
connect the AC Adaptor
(supplied) to the DC IN jack of
your camera.
Open the cover in the arrow direction as
illustrated above. Connect the DC plug with
the v mark facing the LCD screen side.
• Do not short the DC plug of the AC Adaptor
with a metallic object, as this may cause
malfunction.
• Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with a
dry cotton bud. Do not use the dirty plug. Use
of the dirty plug may not properly charge the
battery pack.
11
To remove the battery pack
2 To wall outlet (wall socket)
Battery remaining indicator
The battery remaining indicator on the LCD
screen shows the remaining shooting or
viewing time.
Remaining indicator
1
4
60min
Power cord
(mains lead)
Remaining time
, Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and to
a wall outlet (wall socket).
The /CHG lamp lights up when charging
begins, and goes off when charging is
completed.
Battery eject lever
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Slide the battery eject lever in the direction
of the arrow, and remove the battery pack.
• Be careful not to drop the battery pack when
removing it.
• When you switch the LCD screen on/off, it
takes about one minute for the correct battery
remaining time to appear.
• The displayed time remaining may not be
correct under certain circumstances or
conditions.
Charging time
/CHG lamp
• After charging the battery pack, disconnect the
AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack of your
camera.
12
Approximate time to charge a completely
discharged battery pack using the AC
Adaptor at a temperature of 25°C (77°F).
Battery pack
Charging time
(min.)
NP-FR1 (supplied)
Approx. 200
• The charging time may become longer under
certain circumstances or conditions.
The tables show the approximate number of
images and the battery life that can be
recorded/viewed when you shoot images in
normal mode with a fully charged battery
pack (supplied) at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F). The numbers of images that can be
recorded or viewed take into account
changing the “Memory Stick” as necessary.
Note that the actual numbers may be less than
indicated depending on the conditions of use.
• The battery capacity decreases as the number of
uses increases and over time (page 117).
conditions1)
NP-FR1 (supplied)
Image
LCD
No. of
size
screen images
DSC-P150
On
Approx. 320
7M
Off
Approx. 430
Approx. 320
VGA On
(E-Mail) Off
Approx. 430
DSC-P100/P120
On
Approx. 360
5M
Off
Approx. 500
Approx. 360
VGA On
(E-Mail) Off
Approx. 500
Shooting in the following situations:
–
(P.Quality) is set to [Fine]
– Shooting one time every 30 seconds
– The zoom is switched alternately between
the W and T ends
– The flash strobes once every two times
– The power turns on and off once every ten
times
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single] in the SET UP
settings
The measurement method is based on CIPA
standard. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products
Association)
Viewing still images2)
NP-FR1 (supplied)
Image size
Shooting still images
Under the average
1)
Battery life
(min.)
No. of
images
Battery life
(min.)
DSC-P150
7M
Approx. 7200 Approx. 360
VGA (E-Mail) Approx. 7200 Approx. 360
DSC-P100/P120
Approx. 160
Approx. 215
Approx. 160
Approx. 215
5M
Approx. 7200 Approx. 360
VGA (E-Mail) Approx. 7200 Approx. 360
2)
Shooting movies3)
NP-FR1 (supplied)
LCD screen LCD screen
On
Off
DSC-P150
Approx.
130 min.
Approx.
170 min.
DSC-P100/P120 Approx.
160 min.
Approx.
220 min.
3)
Getting started
Number of images and battery
life that can be recorded/viewed
Shooting movies continuously with the image
size [160]
• The number of images and the battery life that
can be recorded/viewed are decreased under the
following conditions:
– The surrounding temperature is low
– The flash is used
– The camera has been turned on and off many
times
– The zoom is used frequently
– [LCD Backlight] is set to [Bright] in the SET
UP settings
– [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor] in the SET UP
settings
– The battery power is low
Viewing single images in order at about three
second intervals
Approx. 180
Approx. 250
Approx. 180
Approx. 250
13
Using the AC adaptor
Using your camera
abroad
DC IN jack cover
2 To wall outlet
(wall socket)
1
AC
Adaptor
1
DC plug
, Open the DC IN jack cover and
connect the AC Adaptor
(supplied) to the DC IN jack of
your camera.
Open the cover in the arrow direction as
illustrated above. Connect the DC plug with
the v mark facing the LCD screen side.
• Connect the AC Adaptor to an easily accessible
wall outlet (wall socket) close by. If any trouble
occurs while using the adaptor, immediately
shut off the power by disconnecting the plug
from the wall outlet (wall socket).
14
2
Power cord
(mains lead)
, Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and
then to a wall outlet (wall
socket).
• After using the AC Adaptor, disconnect it both
from the DC IN jack of the camera and from a
wall outlet (wall socket).
• The set is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket) even if the set itself has
been turned off.
Power sources
You can use your camera in any country or
region with the AC Adaptor (supplied)
within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a
commercially available AC plug adaptor
[a], if necessary, depending on the design of
the wall outlet (wall socket) [b].
AC-LS5/LS5B
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel
converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
Turning on/off your camera
How to use the
control button
POWER button
POWER
, Press POWER.
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the
power is on. When you turn on your camera
for the first time, the Clock Set screen
appears (page 16).
Turning off the power
Press POWER again. The POWER lamp
goes out, and the camera turns off.
• Do not leave the camera with the lens
portion extended for a long period of
time with the power off or the AC
Adaptor removed, etc., as this may
cause malfunction.
• If you turn on the power when the mode dial is
set to
, P, M, SCN or
, or when you
push the RESET button, the lens portion
moves. Do not touch the lens portion while it is
operating.
Getting started
Auto power-off function
POWER lamp
Camera
If you do not operate the camera for about
three minutes during shooting or viewing or
when performing SET UP, the camera turns
off automatically to prevent wearing down
the battery. The auto power-off function
only operates when the camera is operating
using a battery pack. The auto power-off
function also will not operate in the
following circumstances.
• When viewing movies
• When playing back a slide show
• When connecting the cable for multi-use
terminal (USB / A/V).
1
2
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
Single
Smart
Off
Off
Auto
Off
SELECT
Setup 2
File Number:
USB Connect:
1
Video Out:
OK
Clock Set:
Cancel
To change the current settings of the
camera, bring up the menu or the SET UP
screen (page 45), and use the control button
to make the changes.
To set a menu item, press v/V/b/B on the
control button to select the desired item and
setting and make the setting. To set a SET
UP item, press v/V/b/B on the control
button to select the desired item and setting,
then press z to make the setting.
• On DSC-P150,
item is displayed as
and
(page 113).
1
2
15
Setting the date and time
Mode dial
Clock Set
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2004 / 1 /
1
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
12 : 00
2004 / 1 /
OK
AM
Cancel
1
12 : 00
OK
AM
Cancel
POWER
2
1
, Set the mode dial to
.
• To change the date and time, set
the mode dial to SET UP, select
[Clock Set] in
(Setup 2) (pages
45 and 114), and perform the
procedure from step 3.
2
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode dial is set to P, M, SCN,
or
.
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POWER button
, Press POWER to turn on the
power.
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the
Clock Set screen appears on the LCD
screen.
3
, Select the desired date display
format with v/V on the control
button, then press z.
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day),
[M/D/Y] (month/day/year) or [D/M/Y]
(day/month/year).
• If the rechargeable button battery (page 116),
which provides the power for saving the time
data, ever becomes low, the Clock Set screen
will appear again. When this happens, reset the
date and time, by starting from step 3 above.
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2004 / 1 /
1
12 : 00
2005 / 1 /
OK
AM
Cancel
4
, Select the year, month, day,
hour or minute item you want
to set with b/B on the control
button.
The item to be set is indicated with v/V.
1
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2005 / 1 /
10 : 00
OK
AM
Cancel
5
, Set the numeric value with v/V
on the control button, then
press z to enter it.
After entering the number, v/V moves to
the next item. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until
all of the items are set.
• If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3, set the time
on a 24-hour cycle.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon
as 12:00 PM.
1
10 : 30
OK
AM
Cancel
Getting started
Clock Set
Clock Set
Clock Set
6
, Select [OK] with B on the
control button, then press z.
The date and time are entered and the clock
starts to keep time.
• To cancel the date and time setting, select
[Cancel] with v/V/b/B on the control button,
then press z.
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Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”
Terminal side
1
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
• For details on “Memory Stick,” see page 116.
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2
Label side
, Insert the “Memory Stick.”
Insert a “Memory Stick” all the way in until
it clicks as illustrated.
• Push the “Memory Stick” all of the way in so
that it is securely seated in the connector. If the
“Memory Stick” is not inserted correctly, you
may not be able to record or display images
with the “Memory Stick.”
3
Access lamp
, Close the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
To remove a “Memory Stick”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover,
then push the “Memory Stick” to pop it out.
• Whenever the access lamp is lit, the
camera is recording or reading an
image. Never remove the “Memory
Stick” or turn off the power at this time.
The data may be corrupted.
Setting the still image size
DSC-P150
Mode dial
3M
1M
Image Size
5M
, and
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode dial is set to P, M or SCN.
, Press
3:2
5M
3:2
1M
VGA(E-Mail)
Image Size
DSC-P100/P120
5M
5M
3M
3M
1M
VGA(E-Mail)
Image Size
2
1
, Set the mode dial to
turn on the power.
7M
DSC-P150
3:2
3M
1M
1M
1M
VGA(E-Mail)
Image Size
3
(Image Size).
The Image Size setup appears.
• For details on the image size, see page 20.
Shooting still images
7M
3:2
5M
DSC-P100/P120
, Select the desired image size
with v/V on the control button.
The image size is set.
When the setting is complete, press
(Image Size) so that the Image Size setup
disappears from the LCD screen.
• The image size selected here is maintained even
when the power is turned off.
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Image size and quality
2592
640
Display size: 5M
Image size: 5M
2592 pixels × 1944 pixels=5,038,848 pixels
Display size: VGA (E-Mail)
Image size: VGA
640 pixels × 480 pixels=307,200 pixels
Examples based on the image size
Image size
7M1) (3072×2304)
(DSC-P150)
Usage guidelines
Larger
• For saving important images, printing in A3 size or
printing A4 size high density images
3:22) (3072×2048)
(DSC-P150)
• For saving important images, printing in A4 size or
printing A5 size high density images
5M1) (2592×1944)
2)
3:2 (2592×1728)
(DSC-P100/P120)
3M (2048×1536)
1M (1280×960)
VGA (E-Mail)
(640×480)
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Display size: 7M (DSC-P150 only)
Image size: 7M
3072 pixels × 2304 pixels=7,077,888 pixels
3072
2304
The factory setting is [7M] (DSC-P150) or
[5M] (DSC-P100/P120). It is the highest image
quality on this camera.
2)
Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio
as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
The following illustration shows a brief image using the maximum image size and the
minimum one.
1944
1)
Short description of the image size
480
You can choose image size (number of
pixels) and image quality (compression
ratio) based on the kind of images you want
to shoot.
The image size is shown by the number of
pixels (dots) (horizontal × vertical), which
compose an image. For example, a 5M
(2592×1944) size image indicates that there
are 2592 pixels horizontally and 1944
pixels vertically. The larger the number of
pixels, the larger the image size.
You can select from Fine (high quality) or
Standard image quality. Each uses a
different compression ratio.
When you select Fine, the image quality
improves as the image size increases, but
the amount of recorded data also increases
and the number of images that can be
recorded on a “Memory Stick” decreases.
Refer to the table on the right and choose
the image size and image quality
appropriate to the kind of images you want
to shoot.
• For printing in postcard size
Smaller
• For recording a larger number of images
• For attaching images to e-mail or creating home pages
3)
Examples based on the image quality
Image quality
(Compression ratio)
Usage guideline
Fine
Low compression
(looks better)
Standard
High compression
(normal)
• For recording or printing with better image quality.
• For recording a larger number of images.
The number of images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick”3)
The number of images that can be saved in Fine (Standard)4) mode are shown below.
(Units: number of images)
Capacity
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
MSX256
MSX512
MSX-1G
7M (DSC-P150)
4
(9)
9
(18)
18
(36)
37
(73)
67
(132)
137
(268)
279
(548)
3:2 (DSC-P150)
4
(9)
9
(18)
18
(36)
37
(73)
67
(132)
137
(268)
279
(548)
5M
6
(11)
12
(23)
25
(48)
51
(96)
92
(174)
188
(354)
384
(723)
3:2 (DSC-P100/P120)
6
(11)
12
(23)
25
(48)
51
(96)
92
(174)
188
(354)
384
(723)
3M
10
(18)
20
(37)
41
(74)
82
(149)
148
(264)
302
(537)
617
(1097)
1M
24
(46)
50
(93)
101
(187)
202
(376)
357
(649)
726
(1320)
1482
(2694)
VGA (E-Mail)
97
(243)
196
(491)
394
(985)
790
(1975)
1428
(3571)
2904
(7261)
5928
(14821)
Image size
• When images recorded using earlier Sony
models are played back on this camera, the
display may differ 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.
• When the number of remaining shooting
images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999”
indicator appears on the LCD screen.
• You can resize the images later (Resize
function, see page 67).
Shooting still images
When [REC Mode] is set to [Normal].
For the number of images that can be saved in
other modes, see page 108.
4)
For more information about the image quality
(compression ratio), see page 45.
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Basic still image shooting — Using auto adjustment mode
Holding the camera correctly
Mode dial
1
, Set the mode dial to
turn on the power.
When shooting pictures with the camera, be
careful so that your fingers do not block the
lens portion, finder window, flash emitter or
speaker (page 8).
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2
, and
• 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 24).
• This camera can create new folders and select
folders to be stored in the “Memory Stick”
(page 46).
, Hold the camera steadily with
both hands and position the
subject in the center of the
focus frame.
• The minimum focal distance to a subject is
approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches). To shoot
subjects at distances closer than this, use the
close-ups (Macro) mode (page 26).
• The frame indicated on the LCD screen shows
the focus adjustment range (AF range finder,
page 47).
60min
60min
VGA FINE 101
3
30 F2.8
AE/AF lock indicator
flashes green t
Light up
101
S AF
4
, Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
, Press the shutter button fully
down.
The beep sounds but the image is not yet
recorded. When the AE/AF lock indicator
changes from flashing to steadily lit, the
camera is ready for shooting.
(The LCD screen may be frozen for a split
second depending on the subject.)
The shutter sounds. The image will be
recorded in the “Memory Stick.” When the
recording lamp (page 9) goes out, you can
shoot the next image.
• If you release the shutter button, shooting will
be canceled.
• You can continue and shoot even when the
camera does not beep, but in this case the focus
is not set properly.
• When operating the camera using a battery
pack, if you do not operate the camera for a
while during recording or playback, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing
down the battery (page 15).
When you try to shoot a subject that is
difficult to focus on, the AE/AF lock
indicator changes to flashing slowly. In
addition, the AE locked beep does not
sound.
The Auto Focus function may have
difficulty working under the following
conditions. In such cases, release the shutter
button, then 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 reflects or has a lustrous
finish, such as a mirror or a luminous
body.
• A flashing subject.
• A backlit subject.
Shooting still images
S AF
Auto Focus
VGA
95
96
There are two Auto Focus functions: “AF
range finder frame” which sets the focus
position according to the subject position
and size, and “AF mode” which sets the
focus start/finish timing. See page 47 for
details.
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Checking the last image you
shot — Quick Review
60min
VGA
101
8/8
Using the zoom feature
W (wide-angle) T (telephoto)
60min
Review
VGA
T
W
60min
101
96
S AF
101-0029
VGA
T
W
101
96
5.0
1.1
S AF
2005 1 1 10:30PM
RETURN
, Press b (7) on the control
button.
To return to the normal shooting mode,
press lightly on the shutter button or press b
(7) 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.
• The image may appear rough right after
playback starts due to the image processing.
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, Press the zoom buttons to
choose the desired zoom
position for shooting.
The minimum focal distance to the
subject
Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) from the
lens surface
• The lens portion moves during zoom operation.
Do not touch the lens portion while it is
operating.
• You cannot change the zoom scale while
shooting movie (page 76).
Zoom
Your camera is equipped with zoom
functions that enlarge the image using
optical zoom and two types of digital
processing. Digital zoom can be selected
from smart zoom or precision digital zoom.
When digital zoom is set, the zoom method
switches from optical zoom to digital zoom
when the zoom scale exceeds 3×.
To use only the optical zoom, set [Digital
Zoom] to [Off] in the SET UP settings
(page 113). In this case, the digital zoom
area does not appear in the zoom scale
display bar on the LCD screen, and the
maximum zoom is 3×. The enlargement
method and the zoom scale differ according
to the image size and the zoom type, so
select the zoom to match the shooting
purpose.
When you press the zoom button, the zoom
scaling indicator appears on the LCD screen
as follows.
• The zoom scaling indicator differs according to
the zoom type.
– Optical zoom:
– Smart zoom:
– Precision digital zoom:
• The AF range finder frame does not appear
when using the digital zoom. The
or
indicators flashes, and AF operates with
priority on subjects located near the center.
m
Smart zoom
Optical zoom
Smart zoom
The image is enlarged with almost no
distortion. This lets you use smart zoom
with the same feeling as optical zoom. To
set smart zoom, set [Digital Zoom] to
[Smart] in the SET UP settings (page 113).
• When using the smart zoom, the image on the
LCD screen may look rough. However, this
phenomenon has no effect on the recorded
image.
• You cannot use the smart zoom in the Multi
Burst mode.
DSC-P150
Image size
Maximum zoom scale
5M
Approx. 3.6×
3M
Approx. 4.5×
1M
Approx. 7.2×
VGA (E-Mail)
Approx. 14×
DSC-P100/P120
Image size
Maximum zoom scale
3M
Approx. 3.8×
1M
Approx. 6.1×
VGA (E-Mail)
Approx. 12×
Smart zoom cannot be used when
the image size is set to [7M] (DSCP150), [5M] (DSC-P100/P120) or
[3:2], so set a different image size.
When you purchase your camera,
the image size is set to [7M] (DSCP150) or [5M] (DSC-P100/P120).
Precision digital zoom
Optical zoom
Shooting still images
Zoom
scaling
indicator
When you purchase your camera, it is set to
smart zoom.
The maximum zoom scale depends on the
selected image size as follows.
m
The W side of this line is optical zoom
area, and the T side is digital zoom area
Precision digital
zoom
All image sizes are enlarged up to a
maximum 6×. This function cuts out and
enlarges a certain portion of the image, so
the image quality deteriorates. To set
precision digital zoom, set [Digital Zoom]
to [Precision] in the SET UP settings
(page 113).
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Shooting close-ups — Macro
60min
VGA
60min
101
The close-ups (Macro) recording mode is
used when zooming up subjects such as
flowers or insects. Setting the zoom all the
way to the W side lets you shoot subjects at
distances as close as 6 cm (2 3/8 inches).
However, the minimum focus distance
varies according to the zoom position.
Therefore, shooting with the zoom set all
the way to the W side is recommended.
When the zoom is set all the way to
the W side:
Approx. 6 cm (2 3/8 inches) from the lens
surface
When the zoom is set all the way to
the T side:
Approx. 30 cm (11 7/8 inches) from the
lens surface
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, Set the mode dial to
, and
press B ( ) on the control
button.
The
(Macro) indicator appears on the
LCD screen.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode dial is set to P, M or SCN (other than
(Twilight mode),
(Landscape mode),
(Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode),
page 35) or
.
101
S AF
S AF
1
VGA
95
96
2
, Center the subject in the frame.
Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down to focus
on, then press the shutter
button fully down.
To return to normal recording mode
Press B ( ) on the control button again.
The
indicator disappears from the LCD
screen.
Using the self-timer
60min
VGA
60min
101
VGA
FINE
S AF
S AF
1
, Set the mode dial to
, and
press V ( ) on the control
button.
101
96
96
30 F2.8
2
The
(Self-timer) indicator appears on
the screen.
, Center the subject in the frame.
Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down to focus
on, then press the shutter
button fully down.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode dial is set to P, M, SCN or
.
The self-timer lamp (page 8) flashes and a
beep sounds after you press the shutter
button until the shutter operates
(approximately 10 seconds later).
Shooting still images
• When shooting in the close-ups (Macro) mode,
use the LCD screen. If you shoot using the
finder, the range you can see through the finder
may differ from the actual recording range.
This is due to parallax.
• When shooting in close-ups (Macro) mode, the
in-focus range becomes extremely narrow, and
the entire subject may not be in focus.
• When shooting in close-ups (Macro) mode, the
AF speed drops in order to focus accurately on
close subjects.
To cancel the self-timer in the middle
of the operation
Press V ( ) on the control button again.
The
indicator disappears from the LCD
screen.
• If you press the shutter button while standing in
front of the camera, the focus and the exposure
may not be correctly set.
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Selecting a flash mode
60min
VGA
101
96
S AF
, Set the mode dial to
, and
press v ( ) on the control
button repeatedly to select a
flash mode.
Each time you press v ( ), the indicator
changes as follows.
No indicator (Auto): The flash
automatically strobes when shooting
images in a dark place or against a light
source. The factory setting is Auto.
(Forced flash): The flash strobes
regardless of the surrounding brightness.
SL (Slow synchro): The flash strobes
regardless of the surrounding brightness.
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place, so
you can clearly shoot the background that is
out of flash light.
(No flash): The flash does not strobe.
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• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode dial is set to P, M or SCN (other than
(Twilight mode),
(Twilight portrait mode),
(Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode)).
• The recommended shooting distance using the
flash is approx. 0.2 m to 3.5 m (7 7/8 inches to
11 feet 5 3/4 inches) (W)/0.3 m to 2.5 m (11 7/8
inches to 8 feet 2 3/8 inches) (T) (When [ISO]
is set to [Auto] in the menu settings).
• The flash strobes twice. The first time is the
pre-flash which is used to adjust the flash light
quantity, and the second time is the actual flash
during which the image is recorded.
• You can change the brightness of the flash with
(Flash Level) in the menu settings
(page 57). (You cannot change the brightness of
the flash while the mode dial is set to
.)
• When using the SL (Slow synchro) or
(No
flash) mode, the shutter speed becomes slower
in dark places, so using a tripod is
recommended.
• While charging the flash, the /CHG lamp
flashes. After the charging is complete, the
lamp goes out.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
Shooting images against a
light source
In auto adjustment mode, shooting against a
light source automatically strobes even
when there is enough light around the
subject (Auto daylight synchro).
Before strobed
When strobed
• Auto daylight synchro may not produce the
desired effects depending on shooting
conditions.
• When you do not want to use the flash, set the
flash mode to
(No flash).
Shooting images with the AF
illuminator
Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] in the SET
UP settings (page 113). The
indicator
appears on the LCD screen, and the flash
pre-strobes before shooting to reduce the
red-eye phenomenon.
The AF illuminator is fill light to focus
more easily on a subject in dark
surroundings. The ON appears on the LCD
screen and the AF illuminator emits red
light when the shutter button is pressed
halfway until the focus is locked.
VGA FINE 101
60min
96
ON
m
S AF
• When the focus preset distance is set (page 49),
the AF illuminator does not function.
• The AF range finder frame does not appear.
The
or
indicators flashes, and AF
operates with priority on subjects located near
the center.
• The AF illuminator does not operate when SCN
is set to
(Twilight mode),
(Landscape
mode) or
(Fireworks mode) in the menu
settings.
• The AF illuminator emits very bright light.
Although there are no problems with safety,
directly looking into the AF illuminator emitter
at close range is not recommended.
Shooting still images
To prevent subjects’ eyes from
appearing red
30 F2.8
When this function is not needed, set [AF
Illuminator] to [Off] in the SET UP settings
(page 113).
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired
effects depending on individual differences, the
distance to the subject, if the subject does not
see the pre-strobe, or other conditions.
• When [Red Eye Reduction] is set to [On], the
flash is strobed twice or more.
• If AF illuminator light does not reach the
subject sufficiently* or the subject has no
contrast, focus will not be achieved.
* DSC-P150: A distance up to approx. 4.0 m
(13 feet 1 3/8 inches) (W)/3.0 m (9 feet
10 1/8 inches) (T)
DSC-P100/P120: A distance up to approx.
3.5 m (11 feet 5 3/4 inches) (W)/2.5 m (8 feet
2 3/8 inches) (T)
• Focus is achieved as long as AF illuminator
light reaches the subject, even if the light is
slightly off the center of the subject.
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Shooting images with the finder
Finder
Histogram on
(Image information can also be displayed during
playback.)
60min
VGA
101
96
S AF
r
Indicators off
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.
S AF
r
LCD screen off
r
Indicators on
60min
VGA
101
96
S AF
30
• The image through the finder does not indicate
the actual recordable range. This is due to
parallax. To confirm the recordable range, use
the LCD screen.
• 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 digital zoom does not function (page 25).
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single] (page 48).
– If you press (Flash mode)/
(Self-timer)/
(Macro), the image will be displayed on
the LCD screen for approximately two
seconds so you can check or change the
setting.
• When shooting/viewing movies, the status of
the LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators
off t LCD screen off t Indicators on
• For a detailed description of the indicators, see
page 120.
• For a detailed description of the histogram, see
page 54.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
Inserting the date and time on a still image
Camera
2
Camera
Single
Smart
Off
Off
Auto
Off
1
2
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
Camera
Day&Time
Date
Off
1
2
SELECT
1
The SET UP screen appears.
• The date and time is not inserted in Multi Burst
mode.
• When images are shot with the date and time
superimposed, the date and time cannot be
removed later.
• The date and time do not appear on the LCD
screen during shooting, instead,
indicator
appears on the LCD screen. The actual date and
time appear in red on the lower-right corner
during playback only.
• On DSC-P150,
item is displayed as
1
and
(page 113).
2
Single
Smart
Day&Time
Off
Auto
Off
PAGE SELECT
2
, Set the mode dial to SET UP.
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
3
, Select
(Camera 1) (DSCP150) or
(Camera) (DSCP100/P120) with v on the
control button, then press B.
Select [Date/Time] with v/V,
then press B.
1
Shooting still images
1
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
, Select the date and time setting
with v/V on the control button,
then press z.
Day&Time: Superimposes the date, hour,
and minute onto the image.
Date: Superimposes the year, month and
day onto the image.
Off: Does not superimpose the date and
time onto the image.
After the setting has been completed, set the
mode dial to
, and shoot the image.
• You can also shoot with the mode dial set to P,
M or SCN.
• If you select [Date], the date is superimposed
onto the image in the order selected in “Setting
the date and time” (page 16).
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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Shooting according to scene conditions — Scene Selection
You can shoot more effectively by selecting
the appropriate mode and then pressing the
shutter button.
Twilight mode
Allows you to shoot night scenes at far
distance without losing the dark atmosphere
of the surroundings. The shutter speed
becomes slower, so using a tripod is
recommended.
Twilight portrait mode
Suitable for shooting portraits in dark
places. Allows you to shoot sharp images of
people in dark places without losing the
dark atmosphere of the surroundings. The
shutter speed becomes slower, so using a
tripod is recommended.
Landscape mode
Focuses only on a distant subject to shoot
landscapes, etc.
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Soft snap mode
This mode lets you shoot skin colors in
brighter and warmer tones for more
beautiful pictures. In addition, the soft focus
effect creates a gentle atmosphere for
portraits of people, flowers, etc.
Snow mode
High-speed shutter mode
Use this mode to shoot moving subjects
outdoors or in other bright places.
Candle mode
You can record parties, candle services and
other candlelit scenes without spoiling the
candlelight atmosphere. The shutter speed
becomes slower, so using a tripod is
recommended.
Shooting still images
When shooting snowy scenes or other
places where the whole screen appears
white, use this mode to prevent sunken
colors and record clear images.
• The shutter speed becomes faster, so images
shot in dark places become darker.
Fireworks mode
Beach mode
When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes,
the blue of the water is clearly recorded.
You can record fireworks in all their
splendor. The focus distance is set to
infinity and the shutter speed becomes
slower, so using a tripod is recommended.
• You can change the shutter speed by setting an
EV adjustment value (page 53).
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Scene
1
Scene
WB
SCN
ISO
MENU
, Set the mode dial to SCN, then
press MENU.
The menu appears.
SCN
WB
ISO
2
, Select SCN (Scene) with b on
the control button, then select
the desired mode with v/V.
To return to normal mode
Set the mode dial to a different mode.
• The setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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NR slow shutter
When shooting with the Scene Selection function, the combination of functions such as the
flash mode is predetermined to make the optimum settings to match the scene. See the table
below for the function setting of each shooting mode.
The NR slow shutter function reduces noise
from recorded images, providing clear
images. When the shutter speed is 1/6
second or slower, the camera automatically
activates the NR slow shutter function and
“NR” is indicated next to the shutter speed
indicator.
Function
Shooting
mode
Macro
Flash
mode
AF range
finder
frame
Focus
preset
a
—
a
SL
a
—
/
a
a
a
White
balance
Burst/Multi
Burst
a
—
Auto/ WB
—
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
/
a
a
a
a
a
/
a
a
a
a
a
—
—
/
a
a
—
Center AF
a
a
Press the shutter button
fully down.
r
Capturing
Then the screen turns
black.
—
0.5m/1.0m/
3.0m/7.0m
—
r
Processing
• a indicates that the function can be set to your preference.
Shooting still images
Shooting with Scene Selection
Finally, when
“Processing” disappears,
the image has been
recorded.
• To eliminate the effects of vibration, use of a
tripod is recommended.
• When you set a slow shutter speed, the
processing may take some time.
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Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera
Viewing single images
60min
Single screen
60min
Index screen
101
8/9
101-0008
BACK/NEXT
BACK/NEXT
8/9
VGA
101
101-0008
VGA
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VOLUME
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VOLUME
• SINGLE DISPLAY
1
You can view images shot with your camera
almost immediately on the LCD screen.
You can select the following two methods
for viewing images.
Single screen
You can view one image at a time,
displayed over the entire screen.
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Index screen
Nine images are displayed simultaneously
in separate panels on the LCD screen.
• For details on viewing movies, see page 77.
• For a detailed description of the indicators, see
page 122.
, Set the mode dial to
turn on the power.
, and
The last image in the selected recording
folder (page 61) appears on the LCD
screen.
• The image may appear rough right after
playback starts due to the image processing.
Viewing an index screen
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BACK/NEXT
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2
, Select the desired still image
with b/B on the control button.
b : To display the preceding image
B : To display the next image
• SINGLE DISPLAY
• SINGLE DISPLAY
VOLUME
2
1
, Press
(Index) once.
The display switches to the index screen.
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.
, Select the desired still image
with v/V/b/B on the control
button.
Viewing still images
101-0003
3/9
The image in the yellow frame is selected.
To return to the single-image screen
Press the zoom T or press z on the control
button.
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Viewing images on a TV screen
60min
VGA
101
101-0002
2/9
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BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
To multi connector
1
Cable for multi-use terminal (A/V)
, Connect the supplied cable for
multi-use terminal (A/V) to the
multi connector of the camera
and the audio/video input jacks
of the TV.
Place the camera with the LCD screen
facing upwards. If your TV has stereo input
jacks, connect the audio plug (black) of the
cable for multi-use terminal (A/V) to the
left audio jack.
• Turn off both your camera and the TV before
connecting the camera and the TV with the
cable for multi-use terminal (A/V).
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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, see the
operating instructions supplied with the TV.
3
, Set the mode dial to
turn on the camera.
, and
Press b/B on the control button to select the
desired image.
• When using your camera abroad, it may be
necessary to switch the video output signal to
match that of your TV system (page 114).
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.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq,
Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
Viewing still images
Viewing images on a TV screen
If you want to view images on a TV screen,
you need a TV with a video input jack and
the supplied cable for multi-use terminal
(A/V).
The color system of the TV must match that
of your digital still camera. Check the
following lists:
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy,
Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak
Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Thailand, United Kingdom, etc.
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Deleting images
60min
60min
VGA
101
101-0002
BACK/NEXT
2/9
101
VOLUME
, Set the mode dial to
, and
turn on the camera.
Press b/B on the control
button to select the image you
want to delete.
• Note that you cannot restore deleted images.
2/9
2/9
Delete
Exit
BACK/NEXT
BACK/NEXT
2
, Press
VGA
101
Delete
Exit
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1
60min
VGA
3
(Delete).
The image has not yet been deleted at this
point.
• You cannot delete the protected image
(page 66).
, Select [Delete] with v on the
control button, then press z.
The message “Access” appears, and the
image has been deleted.
To continue and delete other images
Display the image to be deleted with b/B
on the control button. Then, select [Delete]
with v and press z.
To cancel deleting
Select [Exit] with V on the control button,
then press z.
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Deleting images in index mode
Delete
Exit
Delete
Select
All In This Folder
, While an index screen
(page 37) is displayed, press
(Delete).
• Note that you cannot restore deleted images.
Select
All In This Folder
2
, Select [Select] with b/B on the
control button, then press z.
SELECT
TO NEXT
3
, Select an image you want to
delete with v/V/b/B on the
control button, then press z.
Deleting still images
1
Exit
The
(Delete) indicator appears on the
selected image. At this point, the image has
not yet been deleted. Repeat this step for all
of the images you want to delete.
• To cancel a selection, select the image, then
press z on the control button again so that the
indicator disappears.
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Formatting a
“Memory Stick”
Delete
Exit
OK
4
, Press
(Delete) and select
[OK] with B on the control
button, then press z.
The message “Access” appears, and the
images with the
indicator have been
deleted.
To cancel deleting
Select [Exit] with b on the control button,
then press z.
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To delete all the images in the folder
Select [All In This Folder] with B on the
control button in step 2, then press z.
Select [OK], then press z. All of the
unprotected images in the folder are
deleted. To cancel deleting, select [Cancel],
then press z.
1
, Insert the “Memory Stick” you
want to format into the camera.
• The term “formatting” means preparing a
“Memory Stick” to record images; this process
is also called “initialization.”
• The “Memory Stick” supplied with your
camera and commercially available “Memory
Stick” are already formatted, and can be used
immediately.
• When you format a “Memory Stick,” be
aware that all data in the “Memory
Stick” will be permanently erased.
Protected images are also erased.
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Memory Stick Tool
Format
OK
Format:
Create REC. Folder: Cancel
Change REC. Folder:
POWER
All data will be erased
1
Ready?
OK
Cancel
2
, Set the mode dial to SET UP,
and turn on the power.
3
4
, 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.
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press z.
The message “Formatting” appears. When
this message disappears, the format is
complete.
Deleting still images
2
To cancel the formatting
Select [Cancel] with V on the control
button, then press z.
• On DSC-P150,
item is displayed as
and
(page 113).
1
2
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Before advanced operations
How to setup and
operate your camera
The usage of the menus and SET UP screen
items is described below.
Changing the menu settings
a Set the mode dial to
SCN,
or
.
, P, M,
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
Mode dial
When the v mark appears at the
top or the V mark appears at the
bottom of an item
There are items that are not displayed on the
screen. Press v/V on the control button to
display these items.
To turn off the menu display
Press MENU again.
0EV
0EV
EV
WB
ISO
• The displayed items differ according to
the mode dial position.
c Press b/B on the control
button to select the item you
want to set.
MENU
Control button
• For a detailed description of the mode dial, see
page 10.
400
200
100
Auto
ISO
WB
ISO
• When the mode dial is set to
, press z
on the control button after selecting the
item.
d Press v/V on the control
button to select the desired
setting.
The selected setting is enlarged and the
setting is entered.
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• You cannot select items displayed in gray.
• For a detailed description of the menu items,
see page 109.
Changing the items in the
SET UP screen
a Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The SET UP screen appears.
Camera
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
1
2
Deciding the still
image quality
You can select the still image quality from
[Fine] (high quality) or [Standard].
Single
Mode dial
Smart
Off
c Select
(P. Quality) with b/B,
then select the desired image
quality with v/V.
Fine
FINE
Standard
P.Quality
WB
Off
ISO
Auto
Off
SELECT
The frame of the selected item turns
yellow.
Setup 2
File Number:
USB Connect:
OK
Video Out:
Cancel
Clock Set:
1
c Press z on the control button
to enter the setting.
MENU
Control button
a Set the mode dial to P, M or
SCN.
Before advanced operations
b Press v/V/b/B on the control
button to select the item you
want to set.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
To turn off the SET UP screen
display
Set the mode dial to anything other than
SET UP.
• For a detailed description of the SET UP items,
see page 113.
• On DSC-P150,
item is displayed as
1
and
(page 113).
2
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Creating or selecting
a folder
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.”
Mode dial
Creating a new folder
a Set the mode dial 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.
The creating folder screen appears.
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Create REC. Folder
Creating REC. folder 102MSDCF
Ready?
OK
Cancel
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.
MENU
Control button
To cancel folder creation
Select [Cancel] in step 2 or 3.
• Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder.
When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new
folder is automatically created.
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• Once you create a new folder, you cannot delete
the new folder with the camera.
• Images are recorded in the newly created folder
until a different folder is created or selected.
Changing the recording
folder
a Set the mode dial to SET UP.
b Select
(Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V, [Change REC.
Folder] with B/V, and [OK]
with B/v, then press z.
The recording folder selection screen
appears.
Select REC. Folder
102
2/2
Folder Name:102MSDCF
No. Of Files: 0
Created:
2005 1 1 1::05:34AM
OK
Cancel
BACK/NEXT
c Select the desired folder with
b/B, and [OK] with v, then
press z.
To cancel changing the
recording folder
Select [Cancel] in step 2 or 3.
• You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a
recording folder (page 86).
• The image is stored in the newly selected
folder. You cannot move recorded images to a
different folder with this camera.
Advanced still image shooting
Choosing an auto
focus method
You can set the AF range finder frame and
the AF mode.
AF range finder frame
This selects the focus position according to
the subject position and size.
AF mode
This sets the focus operation start and stop
timing.
— AF range finder
Multipoint AF (
)
The camera calculates the distance in five
areas to the left, right, top, bottom and in the
center of the image, letting you shoot using
the auto focus function without worrying
about the image composition. This mode is
useful when it is difficult to focus on the
subject because it is not in the center of the
frame. You can check the position where
the focus was adjusted using the green
frame.
The factory setting is the Multipoint AF.
Center AF (
)
This mode is useful for focusing on a
subject near the center of the frame. Use
together with the AF lock function lets you
shoot in the desired image composition.
a Set the mode dial to P, M, SCN
or .
MENU
Control button
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.
Multipoint AF
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AF range
finder frame
S AF
AF range finder frame
indicator
Center AF
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AF range
finder frame
S AF
AF range finder frame
indicator
Advanced still image shooting
Mode dial
Choosing a focus range
finder frame
• When you are shooting movies 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 AF range finder frame is
. Center AF
automatically focuses only on selected frame,
so this is convenient when you want to focus
only on what you aim at.
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• When you use the digital zoom or AF
illuminator, priority AF movement is given to
subjects in or near the center of the frame. In
this case the
or
indicator flashes and
the AF range finder frame is not displayed.
• The AF range finder frame selection is limited
according to the Scene Selection mode
(page 35).
Choosing a focus operation
a Set the mode dial to SET UP.
— AF Mode
b Select
(Camera 1) (DSCP150) or
(Camera) (DSCP100/P120) with v, [AF Mode]
with B/v, and select the
desired mode with B/v/V, then
press z.
Single AF ( S A F )
This mode is useful for shooting stationary
subjects. The focus is not adjusted before
the shutter button is pressed and held
halfway down. When the shutter button is
pressed and held halfway down and AF lock
is complete, the focus is locked.
The factory setting is Single AF.
1
Camera
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
1
2
xSingle
Monitor
Monitoring AF ( M A F )
This mode shortens the time needed for
focusing. The camera automatically adjusts
the focus before the shutter button is
pressed and held halfway down, letting you
compose images with the focus already
adjusted. When the shutter button is pressed
and held halfway down and AF lock is
complete, the focus is locked.
• Battery consumption may be faster than in
Single AF mode.
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• When shooting using the finder with the LCD
screen off, the camera operates in Single AF
mode.
• On DSC-P150,
item is displayed as
1
and
(page 113).
2
Shooting techniques
When shooting with the subject at the edge of
the frame, or when using Center AF, the
camera may focus on the center instead of on
the subject at the edge of the frame. In a case
like this, use AF lock to focus on the subject,
and then recompose the picture and shoot.
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Setting the distance
to the subject
— Focus preset
S AF
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.
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AF range finder frame
AE/AF lock indicator
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• 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.
MENU
Control button
Advanced still image shooting
S AF
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.
a Set the mode dial to P, M, SCN
or .
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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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)
3.0m
1.0m
1.0m
0.5m
Center AF
Multi AF
Focus
WB
ISO
a Set the mode dial to M.
Shooting with manual
shutter speed and
aperture settings
— Manual Exposure
You can manually adjust the shutter speed
and aperture values.
The difference between the set values and
the appropriate exposure determined by the
camera is displayed on the LCD screen as
the EV value (page 53). 0EV indicates the
value judged as most suitable by the
camera.
To return to auto focus mode
Mode dial
b Press z.
The “Set” indicator at the lower left of
the LCD screen changes to “Return”,
and the camera enters the manual
exposure setup mode.
c Select a shutter speed with v/
V.
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0 EV
The shutter speed can be selected from
1/1000 to 30 seconds.
In step 3, select [Multi AF] or [Center
AF].
Shutter
If you select 1/6 second or slower
shutter speeds, “NR” appears before
the shutter speed indicator and the NR
slow shutter function is automatically
activated (page 35).
• Focus setting information is approximate, and
should be used as a reference.
• If you point the lens up or down, the error
increases.
• The distance selection is limited according to
the Scene Selection mode (page 35).
Control button
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d Select an aperture value with
b/B.
Two different aperture values can be
selected, depending on the zoom
position.
When the zoom is set all the way to the
W side: F2.8/F5.6
When the zoom is set all the way to the
T side: F5.2/F10
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Return
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• Shutter speeds of one second or longer are
indicated by ["] in the manner of 1".
• If the proper exposure cannot be obtained after
making the settings, the EV value on the LCD
screen flashes when you press the shutter
button halfway down. You can continue and
shoot in this condition, but we recommend that
you adjust the settings again.
• The flash is set to (Forced flash) or
(No
flash).
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0 EV
To use the Quick Review, closeups (Macro) or self-timer
function, or to change the flash
mode
After step 4, press z to cancel the manual
exposure setup mode. The “Return”
indicator changes to “Set”.
Advanced still image shooting
e Shoot the image.
To cancel the manual exposure
mode
Set the mode dial to other than M.
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Exposure
Open (smaller F value)
In addition to the focus and other settings, it
is also important to adjust the exposure in
order to take beautiful pictures.
Exposure is the amount of light that the
CCD of the digital still camera is able to
receive. This value changes according to
the combination of the aperture and the
shutter speed. When the amount of light is
too large, the image becomes brighter
(white), and when the amount of light is too
small, the image becomes darker. The
proper amount of light is called the “correct
exposure”.
The correct exposure can be maintained by
setting a faster shutter speed when the
aperture value is reduced, or a slower
shutter speed when the aperture value is
increased from the correct exposure.
• The image tends toward
overexposure (brighter).
• The in-focus range
narrows.
Adjustment by aperture
Slower
Aperture is the diaphragm of the lens part
which adjusts the amount of light entering
the camera. The aperture setting value is
called the “Aperture value (F value)”.
• The image tends toward
overexposure (brighter).
• Moving objects appear to
flow.
Close (larger F value)
• The image tends toward
underexposure (darker).
• The in-focus range
widens.
Adjustment by shutter speed
Shutter speed adjusts the time during which
light enters the camera.
Faster
Correct exposure
• The image tends toward
underexposure (darker).
• Moving objects appear
stopped.
When setting a slower shutter speed, we
recommend using a tripod to prevent shaking.
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Overexposure
• Open the aperture
• Set a slower shutter speed
Underexposure
• Close the aperture
• Set a faster shutter speed
Adjusting the
exposure
Mode dial
Adjust the exposure value while
checking the brightness of the
background.
— EV adjustment
To reactivate auto exposure
In step 4, select [0EV].
• If a subject is being shot in extremely bright or
dark conditions, or the flash is used, the
exposure adjustment may not be effective.
MENU
Control button
a Set the mode dial to P, SCN or
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
Adjust
toward +
(EV) with b.
The value of the exposure adjustment
is displayed.
0EV
Advanced still image shooting
You can manually adjust the exposure
determined by the camera. Use this mode
when the proper exposure cannot be
obtained, for example, when the contrast
(difference between light and dark)
between the subject and the background is
extremely large.
The compensation value can be set in
1/3EV steps in the range from +2.0EV to
–2.0EV.
Adjust
toward –
d Select the desired exposure
value with v/V.
0EV
EV
WB
ISO
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Displaying a histogram
Number of pixels
A histogram is a graph showing the
brightness of an image. The horizontal axis
shows the brightness, and the vertical axis
shows the number of pixels. The graph
display indicates a bright image when
skewed to the right side, a dark image when
skewed to the left side.
A histogram can be used to check the
exposure when the screen is difficult to see
during recording and playback.
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Brightness
Dark
Bright
0 EV
a Set the mode dial to P or SCN.
b Press
to display the
histogram.
c Adjust the exposure based on
the histogram.
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• The histogram also appears when the mode dial
is set to
or M, but you cannot adjust the
exposure.
• The histogram also appears when you press
while playing back a single image
(page 36) or during Quick Review (page 24).
• The histogram does not appear in the following
cases:
– When the menu is displayed
– When using playback zoom
– When recording or playing back movies
•
appears and the histogram does not appear
in the following cases:
– When recording in the digital zoom area
– When the image size is [3:2]
– When playing back Multi Burst images
– When rotating a still image
• The histogram before recording represents the
histogram of the image displayed on the LCD
screen at the time. A difference occurs in the
histogram before and after you press the shutter
button. In this case, check the histogram while
playing back a single-image or during Quick
Review.
In particular a large difference may appear in
the following cases:
– When the flash strobes
– When the shutter speed is slow or high
• The histogram may not appear for images
recorded using other cameras.
Shooting techniques
When shooting images, the camera
automatically sets the exposure.
When shooting a whitish overall image such as
a backlit subject or a snowy scene, the camera
may judge that the subject is bright and set a
darker exposure for the image. In such cases,
adjusting the exposure in the + (plus) direction
is effective.
When shooting a dark subject that fills the
frame, the camera may judge that the subject is
dark and set a brighter exposure for the image.
In such cases, adjusting the exposure in the –
(minus) direction is effective.
Selecting the
metering method
You can select the metering mode that sets
which part of the subject to measure to
determine the exposure.
Multi-pattern metering (No
indicator)
m
m
Adjust in the + direction
Spot metering (
Refer to the histogram and adjust so that the
image is not overexposed (white out) or
underexposed (black out).
Try various images with different exposures to
find the brightness that suits your taste.
)
Metering is performed for only a part of the
subject. This lets you shoot images that are
not too dark even when the subject is
backlit, or adjust the exposure to the subject
when there is strong contrast between the
subject and the background.
Advanced still image shooting
Adjust in the – direction
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 factory setting is the multi-pattern
metering.
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Mode dial
d When selecting [Spot] in step
3, position the spot metering
cross hair on one point of the
subject you want to shoot.
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cross hair
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MENU
Control button
a Set the mode dial to P, M, SCN
or
.
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• When using spot metering, to focus on the
metering position, setting 9 (Focus) to
[Center AF] is recommended (page 47).
Adjusting color tones
— White Balance
You can set the white balance mode
according to your shooting conditions. The
apparent color of the subject is affected by
the lighting conditions. When you want to
fix the light source imaging conditions, or
when the color of the entire image seems to
be a bit unnatural, we recommend that you
adjust the white balance setting.
Auto (No indicator)
Adjusts the white balance automatically.
The factory setting is Auto.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Metering Mode) with
b/B, then select the desired
metering mode with v/V.
(Daylight)
Shooting outdoors, shooting night scenes,
neon signs, fireworks or sunrise, or
shooting just before and after sundown
(Cloudy)
Shooting under a cloudy sky
(Fluorescent)
Shooting under fluorescent lighting
(Incandescent)
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• Places where the lighting conditions
change quickly
• Under bright lighting such as
photography studios
WB (Flash)
Adjusts the white balance only to the flash
conditions
Mode dial
Adjusting the flash
level
— Flash Level
You can adjust the amount of flash light.
Mode dial
Control button
a Set the mode dial to P, M, SCN
or
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [WB] (White Bal) with b/
B, then select the desired
setting with v/V.
MENU
Control button
a Set the mode dial to P, M or
SCN.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
Advanced still image shooting
MENU
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white
balance adjustment function may not work
correctly even though you select
(Fluorescent).
• When the flash strobes, the manual setting is
canceled, and the image is recorded in [Auto]
(except in WB (Flash) mode).
• The white balance selection is limited
according to the Scene Selection mode
(page 35).
To reactivate auto adjustment
Select [Auto] in step 3.
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c Select [ ] (Flash Level) with
b/B, then select the desired
setting with v/V.
+: Makes the flash level higher than
normal.
Normal: Normal setting.
–: Makes the flash level lower than
normal.
Shooting continuously
This mode is used for continuous shooting.
The maxium number of images you can
shoot per one shooting depends on the
image size and image quality settings.
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [Burst] with v/
V.
d Shoot the image.
When you press and hold down the
shutter button, the camera records the
maximum number of images in
succession. If you release the shutter
button, shooting will stop at that point.
When “Recording” disappears, you
can shoot the next image.
Mode dial
Shutter
The maximum number of images
shot continuously (DSC-P150)
(Units: images)
Image
quality
Fine
Standard
7M
5
8
3:2
5
8
• When the battery power decreases with use or
the capacity of the “Memory Stick” is full,
recording stops even if you press and hold the
shutter button.
5M
6
11
3M
9
17
1M
22
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a Set the mode dial to
or SCN.
VGA (E-Mail)
85
100
Image size
MENU
Control button
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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, P, M
The maximum number of images
shot continuously (DSC-P100/P120)
(Units: images)
Image
quality
Fine
Standard
5M
9
15
3:2
9
15
3M
13
24
Image size
1M
32
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VGA (E-Mail)
100
100
d Select M (Interval) with b/B,
then select the desired frame
interval with v/V.
Shooting in Multi
Burst mode
You can choose the frame interval
from [1/7.5], [1/15] or [1/30].
— Multi Burst
This mode records 16 frames in succession
each time you press the shutter button. This
is convenient for checking your form in
sports, for example.
1/30
1/30
Interval
Mode
Mode dial
Shutter
To return to normal mode
M
PFX
• When the mode dial is set to
, frame
interval is automatically set to [1/30].
e Shoot the image.
A continuous burst of 16 frames are
recorded within a single still image
(image size 1M).
MENU
Control button
a Set the mode dial to
or SCN.
, P, M
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [Multi Burst]
with v.
• You cannot use the following functions in Multi
Burst mode:
– Smart zoom
– Flash
– Inserting the date and time
• When the mode dial is set to M, you cannot set
the shutter speed to lower than 1/30 second.
• See page 64 to play back images recorded in
Multi Burst mode using this camera.
• For the number of images that can be recorded
in Multi Burst mode, see page 108.
• You may not be able to shoot images in Multi
Burst mode depending on the Scene Selection
mode (page 35).
Advanced still image shooting
Select [Normal] in step 3.
• The flash is set to
(No flash).
• When recording with the self-timer, a series of
maximum five images are recorded each time
you press the shutter button.
• When the mode dial is set to M, you cannot
select shutter speeds of 1/6 second or slower.
• You may not be able to shoot images in
succession depending on the Scene Selection
mode (page 35).
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Shooting with special
effects
Using the Cyber-shot
Station
Mode dial
— Picture Effect
Shutter
You can digitally process images to obtain
special effects.
B&W
The picture is
monochrome
(black and white).
MENU
Sepia
The picture is sepiatoned like an old
photograph.
Control button
a Set the mode dial to P, M, SCN
or
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [PFX] (P. Effect) with b/
B, then select the desired
mode with v/V.
d Shoot the image.
To cancel Picture Effects
Select [Off] in step 3.
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The Cyber-shot Station (not supplied) lets
you easily charge the camera. Simply set
the camera in the Cyber-shot Station and
charging starts automatically.
The remote controller supplied with the
Cyber-shot Station lets you enjoy image
playback on a TV from a remote location. In
addition, when a PictBridge compliant
printer is connected, images can be printed
by simple remote controller operations.
For more detailed information, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the
Cyber-shot Station.
Advanced still image viewing
Selecting the folder
and playing back
images
Select the folder that images you want to
play back are stored.
Single screen
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BACK/NEXT
Index screen
e Select [OK] with v, then press
z.
Mode dial
To cancel the selection
In step 5, select [Cancel].
• SINGLE
When multiple folders are
created in the “Memory Stick”
MENU
Control button
a Set the mode dial to
.
b Press MENU.
When the first or last image in the folder is
displayed, the following indicators appear
on the screen.
: Moves to the previous folder.
: Moves to the next folder.
: Moves to both the previous and next
folders.
DISPLAY
Advanced still image viewing
— Folder
d Select the desired folder with
b/B.
• When no images are stored in the folder, “No
file in this folder” appears.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Folder) with b, then
press z.
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Enlarging a portion of
a still image
You can enlarge a part of an image up to
five times the original size. You can also
record the magnified image as a new file
(DSC-P100/P120 only).
Mode dial
e Adjust the image size with the
/ (playback zoom) button.
Enlarging an image
— Playback zoom
a Set the mode dial to
.
b Display the image to be
enlarged with b/B.
c Press
(playback zoom) to
zoom in on the image.
d Select the desired portion of
the image with v/V/b/B.
Press
b
MENU
Press
B
Control button
Press V
v: To view more of the top of the image
V: To view more of the bottom of the
image
b: To view more of the left side of the
image
B: To view more of the right side of the
image
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To cancel playback zoom
Press z.
Press v
• You cannot use playback zoom for movies and
Multi Burst images.
• If you press
(playback zoom) while a nonenlarged image is displayed, the LCD screen
switches to the index screen (page 37) .
• You can enlarge the images displayed with the
Quick Review function (page 24) by
performing steps c to e.
Recording an enlarged
image
— Trimming (DSC-P100/P120
only)
The menu appears.
— Slide Show
You can play back recorded images in
order. This function is useful for checking
your images or for presentations, etc.
b Select [Trimming] with B, then
press z.
Mode dial
c Select the image size with v/V,
then press z.
Image
Folder: Plays back all images in the
selected folder.
All:
Plays back all images stored
in the “Memory Stick.”
Repeat
On: Plays back images in a
continuous loop.
Off: After all the images have been
played back, the slide show
ends.
d Select [Start] with V/B, then
press z.
The image is recorded, and the image
on the LCD screen returns to the
normal size after recording.
• The trimmed image is recorded as the newest
file in the selected recording folder, and the
original image is retained.
• The quality of trimmed images may deteriorate.
• You cannot trim to an image size of 3:2.
• You cannot trim images displayed with Quick
Review.
Interval
3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min
Advanced still image viewing
a Press MENU after playback
zoom.
Playing back
successive images
The slide show begins.
To cancel the slide show setting
MENU
Select [Cancel] in step 3.
Control button
a Set the mode dial to
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Slide) with b/B,
then press z.
To stop slide show playback
Press z, select [Exit] with B, then press z
again.
To skip to the next/previous
image during the slide show
Press B (next) or b (previous).
Set the following items with v/V/b/B.
• The interval settings time are just guidelines, so
it may vary depending on the image.
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Rotating still images
a Set the mode dial to
, and
display the image to rotate.
— Rotate
b Press MENU.
You can rotate an image recorded in portrait
orientation and display it in landscape
orientation.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Rotate) with b/B,
then press z.
d Select
with v, then rotate
the image with b/B.
e Select [OK] with v/V, then
press z.
Playing back images
shot in Multi Burst
mode
You can play back Multi Burst images
continuously or play them back frame by
frame. This function is used for checking
the image.
Mode dial
Control
button
To cancel rotation
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or 5, then press
z.
Mode dial
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MENU
Control button
• You cannot rotate protected images and movies
and Multi Burst images.
• You may not be able to rotate images shot with
other cameras.
• When viewing images on a computer, the
image rotation information may not be
reflected depending on the application
software.
• When Multi Burst images are played back on a
computer or on a camera without the Multi
Burst function, the 16 frames you shot will be
displayed at the same time as part of one image.
• You cannot cut the Multi Burst image.
Playing back continuously
Playing back frame by frame
To delete shot images
a Set the mode dial to
a Set the mode dial to
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.
.
b Select the Multi Burst image
with b/B.
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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.
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Step
12/16
To pause playback
Press z. To resume playback, press z
again. The playback starts from the frame
displayed on the LCD screen.
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1 Display the desired Multi Burst image to
delete.
2 Press
(Delete).
3 Select [Delete], then press z.
All of the frames are deleted.
Advanced still image viewing
The selected Multi Burst image is
played back continuously.
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VOLUME
d Advance the frame with b/B.
B: A next frame is displayed. When
you keep and press B, the frame
advances.
b: A previous frame is displayed.
When you keep and press b, the
frame advances in the reverse
direction.
To return to the normal playback
Press z in step 4. The playback starts
from the frame displayed on the LCD
screen.
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Still image editing
Protecting images
— Protect
This function protects images against
accidental erasure.
In single-image mode
a Set the mode dial to
In index mode
.
b Display the image you want to
protect with b/B.
c Press MENU.
Mode dial
The menu appears.
d Select - (Protect) with b/B,
then press z.
The displayed image is protected. The
- (protect) indicator appears on the
image.
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MENU
Control button
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Protect
Exit
BACK/NEXT
• Note that formatting the “Memory Stick”
erases all the data in the “Memory Stick” even
if images are protected, and these images
cannot be recovered.
• It may take some time to protect the images.
a Set the mode dial to
, then
press
(Index) to display the
index 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.
e Select the image you want to
protect with v/V/b/B, then
press z.
The green - indicator appears on the
selected image.
e To continue and protect other
images, select the desired
image with b/B, then press z.
•
To cancel the protection
Press z again in step 4 or 5. The indicator disappears.
SELECT
MENU
TO NEXT
f Repeat step 5 to protect other
images.
g Press MENU.
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h Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
The - indicator turns white. The
selected images are protected.
To exit the Protect function
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 8, then press z.
To cancel individual protection
Changing image size
The resized image is recorded in the
recording folder as the newest file.
— Resize
You can change the image size of a
recorded image, and save it as a new file.
You can resize to the following sizes:
7M (DSC-P150 only), 5M, 3M, 1M, VGA
The original image is retained even after
resizing.
Mode dial
To cancel resizing
Select [Cancel] in step 5.
• You cannot change the size of movies or Multi
Burst images.
• When you change from a small size to a large
size, the image quality deteriorates.
• You cannot resize to an image size of 3:2.
• When you resize a 3:2 image, the upper and
lower black portions will be displayed on the
image.
Still image editing
Select the image to be unprotected with
v/V/b/B in step 5, then press z. The indicator turns gray. Repeat this operation
for all images that are to be unprotected.
Press MENU, select [OK], and then press
z.
e Select the desired size with v/
V, then press z.
To protect all images in the
folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, and
press z. Select [On], then press z.
MENU
Control button
To cancel protection of all
images in the folder
a Set the mode dial to
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, and
press z. Select [Off], then press z.
b Display the image you want to
resize with b/B.
.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select
(Resize) with b/B,
then press z.
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Choosing images to
print
— Print (DPOF) mark
You can mark still images shot with your
camera that you want to have printed. This
function is convenient when you have
images printed at a shop or using a printer
that conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format) standard or a PictBridge
compliant printer.
Mode dial
In single-image mode
a Set the mode dial to
In index mode
.
b Display the image you want to
mark with b/B.
b Press MENU.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
The menu appears.
d Select
(DPOF) with b/B,
then press z.
The
mark is marked on the
displayed image.
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e To continue and mark other
images, display the desired
image with b/B, then press z.
• You cannot mark movies.
• When you mark images shot in Multi Burst
mode, all the images are printed on one sheet
divided into 16 panels.
• You cannot set the number of prints.
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To unmark the
(DPOF) with B, then
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
mark in [All In
e Select the image you want to
mark with v/V/b/B, then press
z.
BACK/NEXT
Control button
c Select
press z.
• You cannot mark the
This Folder].
2/9
DPOF
Exit
MENU
a Set the mode dial to
, then
press
(Index) to display the
index screen.
The green
mark appears on the
selected image.
mark
Press z again in step 4 or 5. The
mark disappears.
•
SELECT
MENU
TO NEXT
f Repeat step 5 to mark other
images.
g Press MENU.
h Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
The
mark turns white. The
mark setting is completed.
To unmark
marks
Select the images to be unmarked with v/
V/b/B in step 5, then press z.
marks in
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, then
press z. Select [Off], then press z.
To exit the
Still image editing
To unmark all the
the folder
mark function
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 8.
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Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
Connecting to a
PictBridge compliant
printer
Preparing the camera
Set the USB mode on the camera to connect
the camera with a printer.
Mode dial
Even if you do not have a computer, you
can easily print images shot using your
camera by connecting the camera to a
PictBridge compliant printer. For
preparation, you only set the USB
connection on the SET UP screen and
connect the camera to the printer with the
cable for multi-use terminal (USB).
Using a PictBridge compliant printer easily
prints the index print*.
Connecting the camera to
the printer
Connect the multi connector on your
camera and the USB jack on the printer with
the supplied cable for multi-use terminal
(USB), then turn on your camera and the
printer.
The camera turns to playback mode
regardless of the mode dial position and an
image in the selected playback folder
appears on the LCD screen.
Control button
a Set the mode dial to SET UP.
* An index print function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
• Using the AC Adaptor is recommended to
prevent the power from turning off partway
through printing.
After the connection
is made, the
indicator appears on
the LCD screen.
b Select
(Setup 2) with V,
then select [USB Connect]
with v/V/B.
2
c Select [PictBridge] with B/v,
then press z.
Setup 2
File Number:
PictBridge
USB Connect:
PTP
NTSC
Normal
Video Out:
Clock Set:
1
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BACK/NEXT
2
Printer
The USB mode is set.
• On DSC-P150,
item is displayed as
and
(page 113).
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VOLUME
When [USB Connect] is not set
to [PictBridge] in the SET UP
settings
Even if you turn on the camera, you cannot
use the PictBridge function. Disconnect the
cable for multi-use terminal (USB) and set
[USB Connect] to [PictBridge] (page 70).
Printing images
You can select the image and print it. Set up
the camera following the procedure on
page 70, and connect the printer.
Control button
In single-image mode
a Display the image you want to
print with b/B.
• For DSC-P150 users, steps 1, 2 and 3
are unnecessary. Skip to step 4.
b Press MENU.
c Select
(Print) with b/B, then
press z.
d Select [This image] with v/V,
then press z.
The print setting screen appears.
MENU
• You cannot print movies.
• When an error notification is received from the
connected printer, the
indicator flashes for
approximately five seconds. Check the
connected printer.
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Print
Index
Off
Date
Off
Quantity
1
Exit
Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
The menu appears.
OK
• Setting items that the printer does not
support cannot be displayed.
• When you press [Select] on DSC-P150,
you can continue and select additional
images. When you select [Print] with v/V,
the print setting screen appears and you
can print multiple images at once.
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e Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of sheets
with b/B.
You can select the number up to 20.
f Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The image is printed.
Do not disconnect the cable for multiuse terminal (USB) while the
(Not disconnect USB multi cable)
indicator appears on the LCD screen.
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1/3
To print all the images with the
print (DPOF) mark
Select [DPOF image] in step 4. All the
images with the
mark are printed by the
specified number regardless of the
displayed image.
To insert the date and time on
images
Select [Date] in step 5, then select the date
format with b/B. You can select from
[Day&Time] or [Date]. When you choose
[Date], the date will be inserted in the order
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 16).
This function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 6.
a Press
(Index) to display the
index screen.
• On DSC-P150, the print screen appears
when you connect a printer to the camera.
Select [Cancel] with V and then press
(Index) to display the index screen.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Print) with B, then
press z.
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
To set the paper size (DSC-P150
only)
e Select the image you want to
print with v/V/b/B, then press
z.
Select [Size] in step 5 and then select the
desired paper size with b/B.
The
mark appears on the selected
image.
Exit
To cancel printing
In index mode
To print other images
Select the image after step 6, then select
[Print] with v.
SELECT
MENU
TO NEXT
f Repeat step 5 to print other
images.
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g Press MENU.
The print setting screen appears.
Print
Index
Off
Date
Off
Quantity 1
Exit
OK
h Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of sheets
with b/B.
You can select the number up to 20.
The specified quantity of all the
selected images are printed.
i Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The images are printed.
Do not disconnect the cable for multiuse terminal (USB) while the
indicator appears on the LCD screen.
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2/3
Exit
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 9.
To print all the images with the
print (DPOF) mark
Select [DPOF image] in step 4. All the
images with the
mark are printed by the
specified number regardless of the
displayed image.
To print all the images in the
folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, then
press z.
Printing index-images
You can print some images side-by-side.
We refer to this function as an index print*.
You can also arrange the specified quantity
of the same image side-by-side and print
them as an index image, or arrange a set of
different images side-by-side as an index
image and print the specified number of
sets.
Set up the camera following the procedure
on page 70, and connect the printer.
* An index print function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
Control button
To insert the date and time on
images
Select [Date] in step 8, then select the date
format with b/B. You can select from
[Day&Time] or [Date]. When you choose
[Date], the date will be inserted in the order
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 16).
This function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
To set the paper size (DSC-P150
only)
Select [Size] in step 5 and then select the
desired paper size with b/B.
Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
• Setting items that the printer does not
support cannot be displayed.
To cancel printing
MENU
• You cannot print movies.
• When an error notification is received from the
connected printer, the
indicator flashes for
approximately five seconds. Check the
connected printer.
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In single-image mode
a Display the image you want to
print with b/B.
• For DSC-P150 users, steps 1, 2 and 3
are unnecessary. Skip to step 4.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Print) with b/B, then
press z.
d Select [This image] with v/V,
then press z.
The print setting screen appears.
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f Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of sheets
laid side-by-side with b/B.
You can select the number up to 20.
You can arrange the specified quantity
of an image side-by-side.
• The designated number of images may not
all fit onto a single sheet depending on the
quantity of images.
g Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The image is printed.
Do not disconnect the cable for multiuse terminal (USB) while the
(Not disconnect USB multi cable)
indicator appears on the LCD screen.
Print
Index
Off
Date
Off
Quantity
1
Exit
OK
• Setting items that the printer does not
support cannot be displayed.
• When you press [Select] on DSC-P150,
you can continue and select additional
images. When you select [Print] with v/V,
the print setting screen appears and you
can print multiple images at once.
e Select [Index] with v, then
select [On] with b/B.
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Printing Index
1/1
Exit
To cancel printing
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 7.
To print other images
Select the image after step 7. Select
[Print] with v, then repeat from step 4.
To print all the images with the
print (DPOF) mark
Select [DPOF image] in step 4. All the
images with the
mark are printed
regardless of the displayed image.
To insert the date and time on
images
Select [Date] in step 6, then select the date
format with b/B. You can select from
[Day&Time] or [Date]. When you choose
[Date], the date will be inserted in the order
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 16).
This function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
To set the paper size (DSC-P150
only)
Select [Size] in step 5 and then select the
desired paper size with b/B.
In index mode
a Press
(Index) to display the
index screen.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Print) with B, then
press z.
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
i Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of sets you
want to print with b/B.
You can select the number up to 20.
j Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The image is printed.
Do not disconnect the cable for multiuse terminal (USB) while the
indicator appears on the LCD screen.
e Select the desired image with
v/V/b/B, then press z.
The
mark appears on the selected
image.
Printing Index
1/3
Exit
To print all the images in the
folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, then
press z.
To insert the date and time on
images
Select [Date] in step 9, then select the date
format with b/B. You can select from
[Day&Time] or [Date]. When you choose
[Date], the date will be inserted in the order
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 16).
This function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
To set the paper size (DSC-P150
only)
Select [Size] in step 5 and then select the
desired paper size with b/B.
Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
• On DSC-P150, the print screen appears
when you connect a printer to the camera.
Select [Cancel] with V and then press
(Index) to display the index screen.
h Select [Index] with v, then
select [On] with b/B.
To cancel printing
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 0.
•
SELECT
MENU
TO NEXT
f Repeat step 5 to print other
images.
g Press MENU.
To print all the images with the
print (DPOF) mark
Select [DPOF image] in step 4. All the
images with the
mark are printed
regardless of the displayed image.
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d Press the shutter button fully
down.
Shooting movies
You can shoot movies with sound using
your camera.
Mode dial
“REC” appears on the screen and the
camera starts recording the image and
sound.
STD
60min
101
640
REC 00:00:02[00:10:48]
Shutter
• Recording stops when the “Memory
Stick” is full.
e Press the shutter button fully
down again to stop recording.
Control button
Indicators during shooting
a Set the mode dial to
b Press
.
(Image Size).
The Image Size setup appears.
c Select the desired size with v/
V.
You can choose from [640(Fine)],
[640(Standard)] and [160].
• [640(Fine)] can be recorded only on
“Memory Stick PRO.”
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The screen indicators are not recorded.
Each time you press
, the status of the
LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators
off t LCD screen off t Indicators on.
A histogram is not displayed.
For a detailed description of the indicators,
see page 121.
Shooting close-ups (Macro)
Set the mode dial to
and follow the
procedure on page 26.
Using the self-timer
Set the mode dial to
and follow the
procedure on page 27.
• You cannot use the following functions during
shooting movies:
– Changing the zoom scale
– Flash
– Inserting the date and time
• When you set the image size to [640(Fine)]
while connecting the cable for multi-use
terminal (A/V) to multi connector, the subject
does not appear on the LCD screen. The LCD
screen turns blue.
• When you change the image size, the screen
turns black for a split second.
• For the recording time in each movie mode, see
page 108.
a Set the mode dial to
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the LCD screen
You can view movies on the LCD screen
with sound from the speaker.
Mode dial
.
b Select the desired moving
image with b/B.
Movies with the image size
[640(Fine)] or [640(Standard)] are
displayed on the full screen.
STD
60min
640
101
101_0010
PLAY
10/10
00:00:00
2005 1 1 10:30PM
BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
• Movies with the image size [160] are
displayed a size smaller.
c Press z.
Control button
The movie and sound are played back.
During playback, B (playback)
appears on the screen.
STD
60min
640
101
101_0010
STOP
10/10
00:00:03
2005 1 1 10:30PM
REV/CUE
Press B (cue) or b (rev) during playback.
To return to the normal playback, press z.
Indicators during viewing
movies
Each time you press
, the status of the
screen changes as follows: Indicators off
t LCD screen off t Indicators on.
A histogram is not displayed.
For a detailed description of the indicators,
see page 123.
• The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is
the same as that for viewing still images
(page 38).
• The moving images recorded using earlier Sony
models may be also displayed a size smaller.
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Speaker
To advance or rewind the movie
Playback bar
VOLUME
To stop playback
Press z again.
To adjust the volume
Press v/V to adjust the volume.
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Deleting movies
You can delete unwanted movies.
Mode dial
In single-image mode
a Set the mode dial to
In index mode
.
b Display the movie you want to
delete with b/B.
c Press
(Delete).
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
d Select [Delete] with v, then
press z.
The message “Access” appears, and
the movie has been deleted.
Control button
• You cannot delete protected movies.
• Note that you cannot restore deleted movies.
e To continue and delete other
movie, display the movie you
want to delete with b/B, then
repeat step 4.
To cancel deletion
Select [Exit] in step 4 or 5.
a Set the mode dial to
, then
press
(Index) to display an
index screen.
b Press
(Delete).
c Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
d Select the movie you want to
delete with v/V/b/B, then
press z.
The green
(Delete) indicator
appears on the selected movie.
SELECT
TO NEXT
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
e Repeat step 4 to delete other
movies.
f Press
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(Delete).
g Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
The message “Access” appears, and
the movie has been deleted.
To cancel deletion
Select [Exit] in step 3 or 7.
To delete all images in the folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 3, then
press z. Select [OK] with B, then press z.
To cancel deletion, select [Cancel] with b,
then press z.
Cutting movies
<Example> Cutting a movie numbered
101_0002
101_0003
101_0001
You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary
portions of movies. This is the
recommended function to use when the
“Memory Stick” capacity is insufficient, or
when you attach movies to your e-mail
messages.
Note that the original movie is deleted when
you cut it.
The file numbers assigned when
movies are cut
3
2
101_0002
1. Cutting scene A.
1
A
2
B
Divide point
101_0002
3
2. Cutting scene B.
101_0004
1
3
A
2
B
101_0005 Divide
point
3. Deleting scenes A and B if they are
unnecessary.
101_0004
1
3
101_0007
A
B
2
101_0006
Delete
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The cut movies are assigned new numbers
and recorded as the newest files in the
selected recording folder. The original
movie is deleted, and that number is
skipped.
1
Delete
4. Only the desired scenes remain.
1
3
2
101_0006
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e Decide on a cutting point.
Press the center z at the desired
Mode dial
cutting point.
60min
STD
10/10
00:00:02
OK
Cancel
Exit
MENU
Control button
a Set the mode dial to
.
b Select the movie you want to
cut using 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.
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Select [Exit] in step 5 or 7. The movie
appears on the screen again.
640
101
Divide
Dividing
Point
To cancel cutting
When you want to adjust the cutting
point, use [c/C] (frame rewind/
forward) and adjust the cutting point
using 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.
g Select [OK] with v, then press
z.
The movie is cut.
• You cannot cut the following images.
– Still image
– Movies not long enough to cut
– Protected movies
• You cannot restore files once you cut them.
• The original movie is deleted when you cut it.
• The cut movies are recorded as the newest files
in the selected recording folder.
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Copying images to
your computer
— For Windows users
Recommended computer
environment
• This camera is compatible with Hi-Speed USB
(USB 2.0 compliant).
• Connecting with a USB interface that is
compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0compliant) allows advanced transfer (highspeed transfer).
• 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.
USB mode
There are two modes for a USB connection
when connecting with a computer,
[Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The default
setting is the [Normal] mode. This section
describes the [Normal] mode as an
example.
* Compatible 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 61.
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.
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 Picture Package
This application is used to transfer images
from the camera to a computer easily. It also
allows you to utilize the various functions.
When you install “Picture Package,” the
USB driver is also installed at the same
time.
• The required operations may differ depending
on your OS.
• Close down all applications running on
the computer before installing the USB
driver and application.
• When using Windows XP or Windows 2000,
log on as Administrator.
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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
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
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/
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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.
b Click [USB Driver] on the title
screen.
d Click [Yes, I want to restart my
computer now], then click
[Finish].
a Turn on your computer, and
insert the CD-ROM (supplied)
into the CD-ROM drive.
Do not connect your camera to
your computer at this time.
The install menu screen appears. If it
does not appear, double-click
(My
Computer) t
(PICTUREPACKAGE) in that
order.
• If you are going to use the “Picture
Package” application software, click
[Picture Package]. The USB driver will be
installed when “Picture Package” is
installed (page 88).
• When the computer is in use, shut
down all application software
before you install the USB driver.
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The “InstallShield Wizard” screen
appears.
c Click [Next].
Your computer restarts. Then, you can
establish USB connection.
e Remove the CD-ROM.
The USB driver installation starts.
When the installation is completed, the
screen informs you of completion.
Connecting the camera to
your computer
a Insert the “Memory Stick” with
the images you want to copy
into the camera, then close the
battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
• When you copy images to your computer using
the battery pack, copying may be failed or
cause data corruption by battery shutoff. We
recommend that you use the AC Adaptor.
c Set the mode dial to
. Turn
on your computer and the
camera.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode dial is set to SET UP.
d Connect the supplied cable for
multi-use terminal (USB) to the
multi connector of the camera.
2 To a wall
outlet (wall
socket)
• Place the camera with the LCD screen facing
upwards.
e Connect the cable for multiuse terminal (USB) to your
computer.
USB Mode
Normal
Access
indicators*
Switch on
MENU
“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. Do not operate the
computer until the indicators turn white.
• If “USB Mode Normal” does not appear in step
5, press MENU, select [USB Connect], and
set it to [Normal].
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b Open the DC IN jack cover, and
connect the AC Adaptor
(supplied), then plug the
adaptor into a wall outlet (wall
socket).
• When you use a desktop computer, we
recommend that you connect the cable for
multi-use terminal (USB) to the USB connector
on the rear panel.
• When using Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard
automatically appears on the desktop. Proceed
to page 85.
1
AC Adaptor
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P Disconnecting the cable for
multi-use terminal (USB),
removing the “Memory Stick,” or
turning off the camera during a
USB connection
For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users
1 Double-click
on the tasktray.
Double-click here
2 Click
(Sony DSC), then click [Stop].
3 Confirm the device on the confirmation
window, then click [OK].
4 Click [OK].
Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP
users.
5 Disconnect the cable for multi-use
terminal (USB), remove the “Memory
Stick,” or turn off the camera.
For Windows 98 or 98SE users
Confirm that the access indicators (page 83)
on the screen are turned white and carry out
only step 5 above.
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– Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
a Double-click [My Computer],
then double-click [Removable
Disk].
The contents of the “Memory Stick”
inserted in your camera appear.
• This section describes an example of copying
images to the “My Documents” folder.
• When the “Removable Disk” icon is not shown,
see page 85.
• When using Windows XP, see page 85.
b Double-click [DCIM], then
double-click the folder that the
image files you want to copy
are stored.
c Right-click the image file to
display the menu, then select
[Copy] from the menu.
d Double-click the [My
Documents] folder and rightclick on the “My Documents”
window to display the menu,
then select [Paste] from the
menu.
The image files are copied to the “My
Documents” folder.
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When an image with the same
file name exists in the copy
destination folder
The overwrite confirmation message
appears. When you overwrite the existing
image with the new one, the original file
data is deleted.
To change the file name
To copy an image file to the computer
without overwriting, change the file name
to the desired name and then copy the image
file. However, note that if you change the
file name, you may not be able to play back
that image with your camera. To play back
images with the camera, perform the
operation on page 88.
When a removable disk icon is
not shown
1 Right-click [My Computer] to display
the menu, then click [Properties].
The “System Properties” screen appears.
2 Display [Device Manager].
1 Click [Hardware].
2 Click [Device Manager].
• For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users,
step 1 is unnecessary. Click the
[Device Manager] tab.
Try the USB driver installation again using
the CD-ROM (page 82).
Copying images using the
Windows XP AutoPlay wizard
a Make a USB connection
(page 83). Click [Copy pictures
to a folder on my computer
using Microsoft Scanner and
Camera Wizard], then click
[OK].
The “Scanner and Camera Wizard”
screen appears.
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.
e Select [Nothing. I’m finished
working with these pictures],
then click [Next].
The “Completing the Scanner and
Camera Wizard” screen appears.
f Click [Finish].
The wizard closes.
• To continue copying other images, follow the
procedure given under P on page 84 to
disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal
(USB) and reconnect it. Then, perform the
procedure from step 1 again.
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3 If [ Sony DSC] is displayed, delete it.
1 Right-click [ Sony DSC].
2 Click [Uninstall].
The “Confirm Device Removal”
screen appears.
• For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users,
click [Remove].
3 Click [OK].
The device is deleted.
– Windows XP
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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Viewing the images on your
computer
a Click [Start], then click [My
Documents].
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 XP
The “My Documents” folder contents
are displayed.
• This section describes the procedure for
viewing copied images in the “My Documents”
folder.
• When not using Windows XP, double-click
[My Documents] on the desktop.
b Double-click the desired image
file.
The image is displayed.
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 movie data, etc., 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 46, 61.
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Folder
File name
File meaning
101MSDCF to
999MSDCF
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Still image files shot in
– Normal mode (page 22)
– Burst mode (page 58)
– Multi Burst mode (page 59)
MOV0ssss.MPG
• Movie files (page 76)
MOV0ssss.THM
• Index image files recorded simultaneously in movie mode (page 76)
• ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999.
• The numerical portions of a movie file recorded in movie mode and its corresponding index image file are the same.
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Viewing image files once
copied to a computer with
your camera
When an image file copied to a computer no
longer remains in a “Memory Stick,” you
can view that image again on your camera
by copying the image file in the computer to
a “Memory Stick.”
• Step 1 is not necessary when the file name set
with your camera has not been changed.
• You may be unable to play back some images
depending on the image size.
• When an image file has been processed by a
computer or when the image file was recorded
using a model other than your camera, playback
on your camera is not guaranteed.
• When the overwrite confirmation message
appears, enter a different number in step 1.
• When there is no folder, first create a folder
with your camera and then copy the image file
(page 46).
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a Right-click the image file, then
click [Rename]. Change the file
name to “DSC0ssss”.
Enter a number from 0001 to 9999 for
ssss.
• An extension may be displayed depending on
the computer settings. The extension for still
images is JPG, and the extension for movies is
MPG. Do not change the extension.
b Copy the image file to the
“Memory Stick” folder.
1 Right-click the image file, then
click [Copy].
2 Select and double-click the [DCIM]
folder from [Removable Disk] or
[Sony MemoryStick] in [My
Computer].
3 Right-click the [sssMSDCF]
folder in the [DCIM] folder and
click [Paste]. sss stands for any
number within the range from 100
to 999.
Installing “Picture Package”
“Picture Package” is only for
Windows computers.
You can use the “Picture Package” software
on your Windows computer to compile the
images shot with your camera. When you
install “Picture Package,” the USB driver is
also installed at the same time.
• When the computer is in use, shut down all
application software before you install “Picture
Package.”
For computer environment
See page 81 for the basic Windows
operating environment. Other system
requirements are as follows.
Software: Macromedia Flash Player 6.0 or
later, Windows Media Player 7.0 or later,
DirectX 9.0b or later
Sound card: 16-bit stereo sound card with
speakers
Memory: 64 MB or more (128 MB or
more is recommended.)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for
installation: approximately 200 MB
Display: Video card (Direct Draw driver
compliant) with 4 MB of VRAM
• When automatically creating slide shows
(page 92), a Pentium III 500 MHz or
faster CPU is required.
• This software is compatible with DirectX
technology. “DirectX” must be installed
for use.
• A separate environment for operating the
recording device is required in order to
write to CD-Rs.
a Turn on your computer, and
insert the CD-ROM (supplied)
into the CD-ROM drive.
d Click [Next].
The “License Agreement” screen
appears.
Read the agreement carefully. If you
accept the terms of the agreement,
check the “I accept the terms of the
license agreement” checkbox and click
[Next].
“Choose Setup Language” screen
appears.
c Select the desired language,
then click [Next].
• If you have not yet installed the USB
driver (page 82), do not connect the
camera to the computer before you install
the “Picture Package” software (except for
Windows XP).
• This section describes the English screen.
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The installation menu screen appears.
b Click [Picture Package].
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e Click [Next].
g Confirm if the checkbox of
“Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” is checked,
then click [Finish].
Your computer restarts.
Copying images using
“Picture Package”
Connect the camera and your computer
with the cable for multi-use terminal
(USB).
“Picture Package” starts up automatically
and the images are copied to the computer
automatically. After the images are copied,
“Picture Package Viewer” starts up and the
images copied are displayed.
f Click [Install] on the “Ready to
Install the Program” screen.
The installation starts.
The shortcut icons of “Picture Package
Menu” and “Picture Package
destination Folder” are displayed.
h Remove the CD-ROM.
If the “Welcome to setup for Direct X”
screen appears after you install the
application software, follow the
instructions.
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• Normally “Picture Package” and “Date” folders
are created inside the “My Picture” folder, and
all of the image files recorded with the camera
are copied into these folders.
• Windows XP is set so that the OS AutoPlay
Wizard activates.
If you deactivate the OS AutoPlay Wizard,
cancel the activation using [Settings] on the
“Picture Package Menu.”
• If “Picture Package” cannot copy images
automatically, start up “Picture Package Menu”
and check [Settings] in [Copy automatically].
Using “Picture Package”
Start up the [Picture Package Menu] on the
desktop to use the various functions.
• The initial screen may differ depending on your
computer. You can change the menu display
order to suit your taste by clicking [Settings] at
the lower-right corner of the screen.
• For details on the use of the application
software, click
at the upper-right corner of
each screen to show the on-line help.
Storing images on a CD-R
Click [Viewing video and pictures on PC]
on the left side of the screen, then click
[Viewing video and pictures on PC] in the
lower-right corner of the screen.
Click [Save the images on CD-R] on the left
side of the screen, then click [Save the
images on CD-R] in the lower-right corner
of the screen.
The screen used for viewing images
appears.
The screen used for storing images on
a CD-R appears.
• A CD-R drive is required to store images
on a CD-R. For further information on
compatible drives, see the following home
page of the Pixela User Support Center.
http://www.ppackage.com/
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Technical support of “Picture
Package” is provided by the Pixela
User Support Center. For more
information, refer to the enclosed
information with the CD-ROM.
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Creating a slide show
Click [Automatic Slideshow Producer] on
the left side of the screen, then click
[Automatic Slideshow Producer] in the
lower-right corner of the screen.
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your computer
— For Macintosh users
Recommended computer
environment
OS: Mac OS 9.1, 9.2, or Mac OS X (v10.0/
v10.1/v10.2/v10.3)
The above OS must be installed at the
factory.
USB connector: Provided as standard
The screen used for creating a slide
show appears.
• 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
There are two modes for a USB connection
when connecting with a computer,
[Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The default
setting is the [Normal] mode. This section
describes the [Normal] mode as an
example.
* 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 61.
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/
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a Connecting your camera to
your computer
For details, see page 83.
• If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, remove the
cable for multi-use terminal (USB) etc., after
you have turned your computer off.
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 86.
c Viewing the images on your
computer
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.
• “Picture Package” cannot be used with
Macintosh.
Using “ImageMixer VCD2”
“ImageMixer VCD2” is only for
Macintosh (Mac OS X (v10.1.5) or
later) computers.
Using “ImageMixer VCD2” on the CDROM supplied with your camera, you can
create a video CD using the image or movie
materials that are stored in your computer.
You can create an image file that is
compatible with the video CD creation
function of Toast by Roxio (not supplied).
• When the computer is in use, shut down all
other application software before you install
“ImageMixer VCD2.”
Technical support of “ImageMixer VCD2” is
provided by the Pixela User Support Center.
For more information, refer to the enclosed
information with the CD-ROM.
Enjoying images on your computer
Disconnecting the cable for multiuse terminal (USB), 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 cable for multi-use
terminal (USB), remove the “Memory
Stick,” or turn off the camera.
b Copying images
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Required computer environment
OS: Mac OS X (v10.1.5 or later)
The above OS must be installed at the
factory.
CPU: iMac, eMac, iBook, PowerBook,
Power Mac G3/G4 series
Memory: 128 MB or more (256 MB or
more is recommended.)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for
installation: approximately 250 MB
Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more,
32,000 colors or more
• QuickTime 4 or later must be pre-installed.
(QuickTime 5 is recommended.)
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
a Installing “ImageMixer VCD2”
1 Turn on your computer.
• The display settings should be 1024 × 768
dots or higher and 32,000 colors or higher.
2 Insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the
CD-ROM drive.
3 Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
4 Copy the [IMXINST.SIT] file in the
[MAC] folder to the hard disk icon.
5 Double-click the [IMXINST.SIT] file in
the copy-to folder.
6 Double-click the [ImageMixer
VCD2_Install] extracted file.
7 After the user information screen
appears, enter the desired name and
password.
The installation of the software starts.
b Creating a video CD
1 Open the [ImageMixer] folder in
[Application].
2 Click [ImageMixer VCD2].
3 Click [Video CD].
The Video disc mode starts up.
• You cannot create a DVD Video.
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4 Select the folder in which the desired
images are stored.
1 Select the desired folder on the left
frame, then click [Add]. The selected
folder moves to the right frame.
2 Click [Next].
5 Set up the menu background, buttons,
titles, and so on, then click [Next].
Confirm the set up according to your
preferences.
6 Confirm the preview of the Video CD
file.
1 Click the file you want to preview on
the left frame.
2 Click [B] to preview the file.
7 Click [Next] and enter the disk name and
its destination.
The preparation for storing the file on a
CD-R is completed.
• “ImageMixer VCD2” can create only the disk
image to store the image file on a CD-R in the
video CD format. Toast by Roxio (not supplied)
is required to create a video CD.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera,
try the following solutions.
1 First check the items on the tables below.
If code displays “C:ss:ss”
appear on the screen, the selfdiagnosis display function is
working (page 107).
2 Should your camera still not work
properly, press the RESET button inside
the battery/“Memory Stick” cover using
a fine-tipped object, then turn on the
power again. (All the settings including
date and time are cleared.)
3 Should your camera still not work
properly, consult your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
RESET button
Battery pack and power
Cause
Solution
You cannot charge the
battery pack.
• The camera is turned on.
p Turn the camera off (page 15).
The battery pack cannot
be installed.
• The battery pack is not installed correctly.
p Install the battery pack while pushing the battery eject lever
toward the front of the camera using the front edge of the battery
pack (page 11).
p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11).
The /CHG lamp flashes
when charging a battery
pack.
• The battery pack is not installed correctly.
• The battery pack has malfunctioned.
p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11).
p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
The /CHG lamp does not
light up when charging a
battery pack.
• The AC Adaptor is disconnected.
• The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned.
p Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 14).
p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11).
—
• The battery pack is not installed correctly.
• The battery pack is completely charged.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
The battery remaining
indicator is incorrect, or
sufficient battery
remaining indicator is
displayed but the power
runs out soon.
• You have used the camera in an extremely hot or
an extremely cold location.
• A deviation has occurred in the remaining
battery time.
• The battery pack is discharged.
• The battery pack is dead (page 118).
p See page 118.
The battery pack runs
down too quickly.
• You have used the camera in an extremely cold
location.
• The DC plug is dirty so the battery pack is not
charged enough.
• The battery pack is dead (page 118).
p See page 118.
• The battery pack is not installed correctly.
• The AC Adaptor is disconnected.
• The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned.
p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11).
p Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 14).
p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
p Install a charged battery pack (page 11).
p Replace the battery pack with a new one.
You cannot turn on the
camera.
• The battery pack is discharged.
• The battery pack is dead (page 118).
The power turns off
suddenly.
• If you do not operate the camera for about three
minutes while the power is on, the camera turns
off automatically to prevent wearing down the
battery pack (page 15).
• The battery pack is discharged.
p Fully discharge and then charge the battery pack so that the
battery remaining indicator functions correctly (page 12).
p Install a charged battery pack (page 11).
p Replace the battery pack with a new one.
p Clean the pins of the DC plug with a cotton swab, etc., and
charge the battery pack (page 11).
p Replace the battery pack with a new one.
p Turn on the camera again (page 15) or use the AC Adaptor
(page 14).
p Install a charged battery pack (page 11).
Shooting still images/movies
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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 dial is not set to
.
p Set it to
, P, M, SCN or
, P, M, SCN or
(page 10).
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The LCD screen turns
blue and the subject does
not appear when
recording movies.
• The image size is set to [640(Fine)] while an
cable for multi-use terminal (A/V) is connected
to the multi connector.
p Disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal (A/V).
p Set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
p Record in the close-ups (Macro) recording mode. Make sure to
position the lens farther away from the subject than the shortest
shooting distance when shooting (page 26).
•
(Twilight mode),
(Landscape mode) or p Set it to other modes than
(Twilight mode),
(Landscape
(Fireworks mode) is selected for the Scene
mode) or
(Fireworks mode) (page 35).
Selection function.
• The focus preset function is selected.
p Set to the auto focus mode (page 49).
The image is out of focus. • The subject is too close.
Zoom does not work.
• You cannot change the zoom scale when
shooting movies.
—
Precision digital zoom
does not function.
• [Digital Zoom] is set to [Smart] or [Off] in the
SET UP settings.
• This function cannot be used during shooting
movies.
Set [Digital Zoom] to [Precision] (pages 25, 45 and 113).
—
• [Digital Zoom] is set to [Precision]or [Off] in the p Set [Digital Zoom] to [Smart] (pages 25, 45 and 113).
SET UP settings.
• The image size is set to [7M] (DSC-P150), [5M] p Set image size to other settings except [7M] (DSC-P150), [5M]
(DSC-P100/P120) or [3:2].
(DSC-P100/P120) and [3:2] (pages 19 and 25).
• You are shooting in Multi Burst mode.
p The smart zoom cannot be used in Multi Burst mode
(pages 25 and 59).
• This function cannot be used during shooting
—
movies.
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 Select the metering mode (page 55).
p Adjust the exposure (pages 52, 53 and 109).
p Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (page 114).
The image is too bright.
• You are shooting a spotlighted subject in a dark
location such as on a stage.
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too bright.
p Adjust the exposure (pages 52, 53 and 109).
The image is
monochrome (black and
white).
• [PFX] (P. Effect) is set to [B&W].
p Set it to the other modes than [B&W] (page 60).
Troubleshooting
Smart zoom does not
function.
p Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (page 114).
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
Vertical streaks appear
when you are shooting a
very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is occurring.
p This phenomenon is not a malfunction.
Noise appears in the
image when you view the
LCD screen in a dark
place.
• The camera is functioning to increase the
visibility of the LCD screen by temporarily
brightening the image under conditions of low
illumination.
p There is no effect on the recorded image.
Your camera cannot
record images.
• No “Memory Stick” has been inserted.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is full.
•
•
•
•
•
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p Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 18).
p Delete unnecessary images saved in the “Memory Stick”
(pages 40 and 78).
p Change the “Memory Stick”.
The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 116).
is set to the LOCK position.
—
You cannot record images while charging the
flash.
p Set it to
, P, M or SCN (page 10).
The mode dial is not set to
, P, M or SCN
when shooting still images.
p Set it to
(page 76).
The mode dial is not set to
when shooting
movies.
p Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages 76 and 116).
The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when
p Set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
recording movies.
p See page 35.
Recording takes a long
time.
• NR slow shutter function is activated.
The flash does not work.
p Set it to
, P, M or SCN (page 10).
p Set the flash to auto (No indicator), (Forced flash) or SL
(Slow synchro) (page 28).
•
(Twilight mode),
(Fireworks mode) or p Select other modes than
(Twilight mode),
(Fireworks
(Candle mode) is selected for the Scene
mode) or
(Candle mode) (page 35).
Selection function when shooting still images.
•
(Landscape mode),
(Snow mode),
p Set the flash to (Forced flash) (page 28).
(Beach mode) or
(High-speed shutter
mode) is selected for the Scene Selection
function when shooting still images.
• [Mode] (REC Mode) is set to [Burst] or [Multi p Set it to other modes than [Burst] or [Multi Burst].
Burst].
• The mode dial is set to
, SET UP or
• The flash is set to
(No flash).
.
Symptom
Cause
The close-ups (Macro)
function does not work.
•
Continuous shooting is
not possible.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is full.
Solution
p Select other modes than
(Twilight mode),
(Twilight mode),
(Landscape mode),
(Landscape
(Candle mode) is
(Candle mode)
(Fireworks mode) or
mode),
(Fireworks mode) or
selected for the Scene Selection function when
(page 35).
shooting still images.
• The battery remaining charge is low, so you can
shoot only one image.
p Delete unnecessary images saved in the “Memory Stick”
(pages 40 and 78).
p Install a charged battery pack (page 11).
The eyes of the subject
come out red.
—
p Set [Red Eye Reduction] in the SET UP settings to [On]
(pages 29 and 113).
The date and time are
recorded incorrectly.
• The date and time are not set correctly.
p Set the correct date and time (pages 16 and 114).
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 53).
Horizontal line appears
within the finder.
• This is due to the structure of the finder.
p This condition is not a malfunction.
Viewing images
Cause
Solution
Your camera cannot play
back images.
• The mode dial is not set to
.
• The folder/file name has been changed on your
computer.
• Your camera cannot play back image files
copied from the hard disk of your computer if the
image has been modified.
• The camera is in USB mode.
p Set it to
(page 36).
p See page 88.
The image appears rough • The image may appear rough right after
right after playback starts.
playback starts due to the image processing.
—
Troubleshooting
Symptom
p Cancel USB communication (pages 84 and 93).
p This is not a malfunction.
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Symptom
Cause
The image does not
appear on the TV screen.
• The video output signal setting of your camera in p Change the setting (pages 45 and 114).
the SET UP settings is incorrect.
• The connection is not correct.
p Check the connection (page 38).
Solution
The image cannot be
played back on a
computer.
—
p See page 101.
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera cannot
delete an image.
• The image is protected.
p Cancel the protection (page 66).
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 116).
is set to the LOCK position.
You have deleted an
image by mistake.
• Once you have deleted an image, you cannot
restore it.
p Marking - (protect) will prevent you from deleting images by
mistake (page 66).
p We recommend that you set the “Memory Stick” write-protect
switch to the LOCK position to prevent accidental erasure
(page 116).
The resizing function
does not work.
• You cannot resize movies and Multi Burst
images.
—
You cannot display a print
(DPOF) mark.
• You cannot display print (DPOF) marks on
movies.
—
You cannot cut a movie.
• The movie is not long enough to cut.
• Protected movie cannot be cut.
• Still images cannot be cut.
—
p Cancel the protection (page 66).
—
Deleting/Editing Images
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Computers
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You do not know if the OS
of your computer is
compatible.
—
p Check “Recommended computer environment”
(pages 81 and 92).
You cannot install the
USB driver.
—
p In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized
Administrators) (page 81).
Your computer does not
recognize your camera.
• The camera is turned off.
• The battery level is low.
• You are not using the supplied cable for multiuse terminal (USB).
• The cable for multi-use terminal (USB) is not
connected firmly.
p Turn on the camera (page 15).
p Use the AC Adaptor (page 14).
p Use the supplied cable for multi-use terminal (USB) (pages 83
and 93).
p Disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal (USB) from both
the computer and the camera, and connect it again firmly. Make
sure that “USB Mode” is displayed on the LCD screen
(page 83).
p Set it to [Normal] (pages 45 and 114).
You cannot copy images.
• The camera is not correctly connected to your
computer.
• You are not using the correct copy procedure for
your OS.
• You attempted to shoot using a “Memory Stick”
formatted by a computer.
p Disconnect all equipment other than the keybord and the mouse
from the USB connectors (page 81).
p Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing
through a USB hub or other device (page 81).
p Install the USB driver (page 82).
p Delete the erroneously recognized device from your computer
(page 85), then install the USB driver (page 82).
p Connect the camera and your computer correctly using the
supplied cable for multi-use terminal (USB) (page 83).
p Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS
(pages 84, 85, 90 and 92).
p Shoot using a “Memory Stick” formatted by your camera.
Troubleshooting
• [USB Connect] is not set to [Normal] in the SET
UP settings.
• The USB connectors on your computer are
connected to other equipment besides the
keyboard, the mouse, and your camera.
• The camera is not connected directly 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 cable for multi-use
terminal (USB) before you installed the “USB
Driver” from the supplied CD-ROM.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
After making a USB
connection, “Picture
Package” does not
automatically start.
—
—
p Start up the “Picture Package Menu” and check [Settings].
p Make a USB connection when the computer is turned on
(page 83).
The image cannot be
played back on a
computer.
—
p If you are using the “Picture Package” application software,
click on help at the upper-right corner of each screen.
p Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
The image and sound are
interrupted by noise when
you view a movie on a
computer.
• You are playing back the movie directly from the p Copy the movie to the hard disk of your computer and then play
“Memory Stick”.
back the movie from the hard disk (pages 84, 85, 90 and 92).
You cannot print an
image.
—
p Check the printer settings.
Images once copied to a
computer cannot be
viewed on the camera.
• Copied to a wrong folder.
p Copy them to an available folder, such as “101MSDCF”
(page 88).
—
“Memory Stick”
102
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot insert a
“Memory Stick.”
• You are inserting it backwards.
p Insert it from the right side (page 18).
You cannot record on a
“Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 116).
is set to the LOCK position.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is full.
p Delete unnecessary images saved in the “Memory Stick”
(pages 40 and 78).
• The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when
p Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages 76 and 116).
recording movies.
p Set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
You cannot format a
“Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 116).
is set to the LOCK position.
You have formatted a
“Memory Stick” by
mistake.
• All the data on the “Memory Stick” are deleted
by formatting. You cannot restore them.
p We recommend that you set the “Memory Stick” write-protect
switch to the LOCK position to prevent accidental erasure
(page 116).
PictBridge compliant printer
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The connection cannot be
established.
• The printer is not compliant with the PictBridge.
• The printer is not set for the connection with the
camera.
• [USB Connect] is not set to [PictBridge] in the
SET UP settings.
• Depending on the circumstances, the connection
may not be established.
p Consult with the printer manufacturer.
p Check that the printer is turned on and can connect with the
camera.
p Set it to [PictBridge] (page 114).
You cannot print images.
p Disconnect and connect the cable for multi-use terminal (USB)
again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the printer.
p Check that the camera and the printer are properly connected
using the cable for multi-use terminal (USB).
The printer is not turned on.
p Turn on the printer. For further information, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with it.
If you select [Exit] during printing, you may not p Disconnect and connect the cable for multi-use terminal (USB)
print again depending on your printer.
again. If you cannot print still, disconnect the cable for multiuse terminal (USB), turn off and on the printer, then connect the
cable for multi-use terminal (USB) again.
Movies cannot be printed.
—
Images modified with a computer or images shot —
using other than this camera may not be able to
be printed.
• The camera is not connected to the printer.
•
•
•
•
• You disconnected the cable for multi-use
terminal (USB) before the
(Not
disconnect USB multi cable) mark disappears.
—
You cannot insert the date
or print images in the
index mode.
• The printer does not provide these functions.
p Consult with the printer manufacturer whether the printer
provides these functions or not.
p Consult with the printer manufacturer.
“---- -- --” is printed on the
date-inserted part.
• The recording date data is not recorded on the
image.
• The date may not be inserted in the index mode
depending on the printer.
Troubleshooting
Printing is canceled.
p The images that do not have the recording date data cannot be
printed with the date inserted. Set [Date] to [Off] and print it.
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Symptom
Cause
You cannot print with the
current paper size setting
of the printer (DSC-P150
only).
• The paper size setting of the camera differs from p Set the correct paper size (page 72).
that of the printer.
• The printer paper was changed to paper of a
p Disconnect and connect the cable for multi-use terminal (USB)
different size after the camera was connected to
again.
the printer.
Solution
The paper size you want to • The selectable paper sizes differ according to the —
print on does not appear
connected printer. Unavailable paper sizes are
(DSC-P150 only).
not displayed.
Others
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera does not
work.
• You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack.
• The battery level is low. (The E indicator
appears.)
• The AC Adaptor is not connected securely.
p Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (page 117).
The power is on, but the
camera does not work.
• The built-in microcomputer is not working
properly.
p Disconnect, and then, after one minute, reconnect all power
sources and turn on the camera. If this does not work, press the
RESET button located inside the battery/“Memory Stick” cover
with a pointed object, then turn the power on again. (This will
clear the date and time settings, etc.)
You cannot identify an
indicator on the screen.
—
p Check the indicator (pages 120 to 123).
The lens gets fogged.
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
p Turn off the camera and leave for about an hour at room
temperature for the moisture to evaporate before use (page 115).
The camera becomes
warm when you use it for
the long time.
—
p This is not a malfunction.
The lens does not move
when you turn off the
camera.
• The battery pack is discharged.
p Replace it with a charged battery pack (page 11) or use the AC
Adaptor (page 14).
p Charge the battery pack (page 11).
p Connect it securely to the DC IN jack of your camera and to a
wall outlet (wall socket) (page 14).
Warnings and
messages
The following messages may appear on the screen.
Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
No Memory Stick
• Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 18).
System error
• Turn the power off and on again (page 15).
Memory Stick error
•
•
•
•
Memory Stick type error
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 116).
Format error
• Failed to format the “Memory Stick.” Format the “Memory Stick” again (page 42).
Memory Stick locked
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set it to the recording position
(page 116).
No memory space
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images
(pages 40 and 78).
The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 116).
The “Memory Stick” is damaged.
The terminal section of the “Memory Stick” is dirty.
Insert the “Memory Stick” correctly (page 18).
• Your camera cannot record or delete images to this “Memory Stick.”
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
• The camera cannot record images in the selected folder. Select a different folder (page 46).
File error
• An error occurred while playing back the image.
File protect
• The image is protected against erasure. Release the protection (page 67).
For "InfoLITHIUM" battery
only
• The battery pack is not the “InfoLITHIUM” type.
Image size over
• You are playing back an image of a size that cannot be played back on your camera.
Troubleshooting
Read only memory
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Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
Cannot divide
• The movie is not long enough to be divided.
• The file is not a movie.
Invalid operation
• You are playing back a file that was created on equipment other than this camera.
• The battery level is low or zero. Charge the battery pack (page 11). Depending on the conditions of use or the type
of battery pack, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left.
• 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.
640(Fine) is not available
• 640(Fine) size movies can be recorded only using “Memory Stick PRO.” Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” or set the
image size to other than [640(Fine)].
Enable printer to connect
• [USB Connect] is set to [PictBridge], however the camera is connected to a non-PictBridge compliant device. Check
the device.
• Depending on the circumstances, the connection may not be established. Disconnect and connect the cable for
multi-use terminal (USB) again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the printer.
Connect to
• You tried to print images before the printer connection was established. Connect to a PictBridge compliant printer.
device
No printable image
• You tried to execute [DPOF image] without checking the
mark.
• You tried to execute [All In This Folder] while selecting the folder that stores only movies. You cannot print movies.
Printer busy
• Since the printer is busy, it cannot receive print requests. Check the printer.
Paper error
• A paper error occurred, such as paper-out, paper-jam, etc. Check the printer.
Ink error
• An ink error occurred. Check the printer.
Printer error
• The camera received an error from the printer. Check the printer, or check if the image you want to print is corrupted.
• The data transmission to the printer may not be completed yet. Do not disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal
(USB).
Processing
(DSC-P150 only)
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• The printer is performing the printing stop process. Printing is not possible until this process is completed.
Processing may take some time depending on the printer.
Self-diagnosis display
– If a code starting with an alphabet
letter appears
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display.
This function displays the camera condition
on the LCD screen with a combination of a
letter and four numerical digits. If this
occurs, check the following code chart and
attempt the corresponding corrective
actions. The last two digits (indicated by
ss) will differ depending on the state of
the camera.
Code
Cause
Countermeasure
C:32: ss
There is trouble with your
camera’s hardware.
• Turn the power off and on again
(page 15).
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 42).
The inserted “Memory Stick”
cannot be used with your camera,
or the data is damaged.
• Insert a new “Memory Stick” (page 18).
A camera malfunction that you
cannot reverse has occurred.
• Press the RESET button (page 95) located
inside the battery/“Memory Stick” cover,
then turn the power on again.
E:61: ss
E:91: ss
If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the corrective actions a few times,
contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
C:32:ss
Troubleshooting
Self-diagnosis display
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Additional information
Multi Burst
Number of images
that can be saved or
shooting time
1M
(Units: images)
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
24 (46)
50 (93)
101 (187)
202 (376)
MSX-256 MSX-512
MSX-1G
357 (649) 726 (1320) 1482 (2694)
Movie
The number of images that can be saved and
the shooting time differ, 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.”
• 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 number of remaining shooting
images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999”
indicator appears on the LCD screen.
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640(Fine)
640(Standard)
160
16MB
—
0:00:42
0:11:12
32MB
—
0:01:27
0:22:42
64MB
—
0:02:56
0:45:39
128MB
—
0:05:54
1:31:33
MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G
0:02:57
0:06:02
0:12:20
0:10:42
0:21:47
0:44:27
2:51:21
5:47:05
11:44:22
The numbers indicate the recording time. For example: “1:34:45” indicates “1 hour, 34 minutes, 45
seconds.”
• The image size is as follows:
640(Fine): 640×480
640(Standard): 640×480
160: 160×112
Menu items
Menu items that can be modified differ
depending on the position of the mode dial
or the setting.
Factory settings are indicated with x.
When the mode dial is set to
Item
Setting
Description
Mode (REC Mode)
Multi Burst
Burst
xNormal
– Records a continuous burst of 16 frames within a single still image (page 59).
– Records continuously (page 58).
– Records an image using the normal recording mode.
When the mode dial is set to P, M or SCN
Item
Setting
SCN (Scene)1)
/
/
(EV)2)
/
/
/
/
/
/x
+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 53).
/ 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / Center
AF / xMulti AF
Chooses the auto focus method (page 47), or sets the focus preset distance
(page 49).
Spot / xMulti
Matches the exposure to the subject you want to shoot (page 55). Set the metering
region.
(Metering Mode)
WB (White Bal)
Sets the Scene Selection mode (page 32).
WB /
/
/
/
/ xAuto
Sets the white balance (page 56).
Additional information
9 (Focus)
Description
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Item
Setting
Description
ISO
400 / 200 / 100 / xAuto
Selects the ISO sensitivity. Select a large number when shooting in dark locations
or shooting a subject moving at high speed, or select a small number to obtain high
image quality.
• Note that the image tends to become noisier as the ISO sensitivity number
increases.
(P.Quality)
Mode (REC Mode)
M
(Interval)3)
(Flash Level)4)
xFine / Standard
Records images with fine/standard quality (page 45).
Multi Burst
Burst
xNormal
– Records a continuous burst of 16 frames within a single still image (page 59).
– Records continuously (page 58).
– Records an image using the normal recording mode.
1/7.5 / 1/15 / x1/30
Selects the Multi Burst shutter interval (page 59). (This setting cannot be made
when [Mode] (REC Mode) in the menu is set to other than [Multi Burst].)
+ / xNormal / –
Selects the amount of flash light (page 57).
B&W / Sepia / xOff
Sets the image special effects (page 60).
(Saturation)5)
+ / xNormal / –
Adjusts the saturation of the image. The
setting is Normal).
(Contrast)5)
+ / xNormal / –
Adjusts the contrast of the image. The
setting is Normal).
+ / xNormal / –
Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The
setting is Normal).
PFX (P.Effect)
(Sharpness)5)
1) This
indicator appears (except when the
indicator appears (except when the
indicator appears (except when the
does not appear when mode dial is set to P or M.
does not appear when mode dial is set to M.
does not appear when
(Twilight mode),
(Twilight portrait mode),
(Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode) is selected in SCN.
4) This does not appear when
(Twilight mode),
(Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode) is selected in SCN.
5) This does not appear when mode dial is set to SCN.
2) This
3) This
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When the mode dial is set to
Item
(EV)
9 (Focus)
(Metering mode)
WB (White Bal)
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 53).
/ 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / Center Chooses the auto focus method (page 47), or sets the focus preset distance
AF / xMulti AF
(page 49).
Spot / xMulti
/
/
Matches the exposure to the subject you want to shoot (page 55). Set the metering
region.
/
B&W / Sepia / xOff
/ xAuto
Sets the white balance (page 56).
Sets the image special effects (page 60).
Additional information
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When the mode dial is set to
Item
Setting
Description
(Folder)
OK / Cancel
Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back (page 61).
(Protect)
—
Protects and unprotects images against accidental erasure (page 66).
(DPOF)
—
Marks and unmarks the print (DPOF) mark on still images you want to print
(page 68).
(Print)
—
Prints images using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 70).
(Slide)
Interval
– Sets the slide show interval (page 63). (Only in single-image mode)
x3 sec / 5 sec / 10 sec / 30 sec / 1 min
– Sets the range of the playback images.
xFolder / All
– Plays back images repeatedly.
xOn / Off
– Starts the slide show.
– Cancels the slide show.
Image
Repeat
Start
Cancel
(Resize)
(Rotate)
(Divide)
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7M (DSC-P150 only) / 5M / 3M / 1M /
VGA / Cancel
(counter clockwise) /
(clockwise) / OK / Cancel
OK / Cancel
Changes the recorded still image size (page 67). (Only in single-image mode)
Rotates the still image (page 64). (Only in single-image mode)
Divides a moving image (page 79). (Only in single-image mode)
SET UP items
Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP
screen appears.
Factory settings are indicated with x.
1
(Camera 1) (DSC-P150)/
(Camera) (DSC-P100/P120)
Item
Setting
Description
AF Mode
xSingle / Monitor
Selects the focus operation mode (page 48).
Digital Zoom
xSmart / Precision / Off Selects the digital zoom mode (page 24).
Date/time
Day&Time / Date /
xOff
Selects whether to superimpose the date or time onto the image (page 31).
The date and time are not inserted in movie or Multi Burst mode. Also, the date and time appear
only during playback, and do not appear during recording.
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).
Auto Review
xOn / Off (DSC-P150) Selects whether to automatically display the recorded image on the LCD screen immediately after
On / xOff (DSC-P100/ shooting a still image. When set to [On], the recorded image is displayed for approximately two
P120)
(Camera 2) (DSC-P150 only)
Item
Setting
Description
Enlarged Icon
xOn / Off
Selects whether to temporarily enlarge the setting indication when you press
(Self-timer) or
(Macro).
(Flash mode),
Additional information
2
seconds. You cannot shoot the next image during this period.
• On DSC-P150, when you press the shutter button halfway down, the recorded image display
disappears and you can immediately shoot the next image.
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(Memory Stick Tool)
Item
Setting
Description
Format
OK / Cancel
Formats the “Memory Stick.” Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a “Memory
Stick,” including even protected images (page 42).
Create REC. Folder
OK / Cancel
Creates a folder for recording images (page 46).
Change REC. Folder
OK / Cancel
Changes a folder for recording images (page 46).
1
(Setup 1)
Item
Setting
Description
LCD Backlight
Bright / xNormal /
Dark
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 battery pack.
Beep
Shutter
xOn
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.
A Language
—
Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected language.
2
(Setup 2)
Item
Setting
Description
File Number
xSeries
– 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
USB Connect
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xNormal
Switches the USB mode when connecting with a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer
using the cable for multi-use terminal (USB) (pages 70, 81, 83 and 92).
Video Out
NTSC
PAL
– Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., USA, Japan).
– Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., Europe).
Clock Set
OK / Cancel
Sets the date and time (pages 16 and 45).
PictBridge / PTP /
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 discolored
or deformed, or this may cause a
malfunction.
• On rocking vibration
• Near strong magnetic place
• In sandy or dusty places, be careful not to
let sand or dust get into the camera. This
may cause the camera to malfunction, and
in some cases this malfunction cannot be
repaired.
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe 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.
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.
– Chemical products such as thinner,
benzine, alcohol, disposable cloth, insect
repellent or insecticide, etc.
– Touch the camera with the above on your
hand
– Contact with rubber or vinyl for a long
time
On operating temperature
Your camera is designed for use between
the temperatures of 0°C and 40°C (32° F
and 104° F). Shooting in extremely cold or
hot places that exceed this range is not
recommended.
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense inside
or outside the camera. 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.
How to prevent moisture
condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold
place to a warm place, seal the camera in a
plastic bag and allow it to adapt to
conditions at the new location over a period
of time (about an hour).
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.
Additional information
On cleaning
Cleaning the DC plug
Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with
a dry cotton bud. Do not use the dirty plug.
Use of the dirty plug may not properly
charge the battery pack.
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On 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.
However, 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.
Charging method
Connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall
socket) using the AC Adaptor, or install a
charged battery pack, and leave the camera
for 24 hours or more with the power off.
• The rechargeable button battery is located
behind a separate cover inside the battery/
“Memory Stick” cover. Never remove the
rechargeable button battery.
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2)
“MagicGate Memory Stick” and “Memory
Stick PRO” are equipped with MagicGate
functions. MagicGate is copyright protection
technology that uses encryption technology.
Data recording/playback that requires
MagicGate functions cannot be performed
with this camera.
3)
Supports high-speed data transfer using a
parallel interface.
4)
640(Fine) size movies can be recorded and
played back only using “Memory Stick PRO”
or “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
On “Memory Stick”
“Memory Stick” is a compact, portable IC
recording medium with a data capacity that
exceeds the capacity of a floppy disk.
The types of “Memory Stick” that can be
used with this camera are listed in the table
below. However, proper operation cannot
be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick”
functions.
“Memory Stick” type
Recording/
Playback4)
Memory Stick
a
Memory Stick Duo1)
a
Memory Stick
(MagicGate/High-speed
data transfer compatible)
a2) 3)
Memory Stick Duo
(MagicGate/High-speed
data transfer compatible)1)
a2) 3)
MagicGate Memory Stick
a2)
MagicGate Memory Stick
Duo1)
a2)
Memory Stick PRO
a2) 3)
Memory Stick PRO Duo1)
a2) 3)
1)
When using “Memory Stick Duo” with this
camera, be sure to insert into the Memory
Stick Duo Adaptor.
• “Memory Stick” formatted with a computer is
not guaranteed to operate with this camera.
• Data read/write speeds differ depending on the
combination of the “Memory Stick” and the
equipment used.
Notes on using “Memory Stick”
(supplied)
• You cannot record, edit or delete images if you
slide the write-protect switch to LOCK.
Terminal
Write-protect
switch
Labeling position
The position and/or the shape of the writeprotect switch may differ depending on the
“Memory Stick” you use.
Notes on using a “Memory Stick
Duo” (not supplied)
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with the
camera, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick
Duo” into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
If you insert a “Memory Stick Duo” into a
“Memory Stick” compliant device without a
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, you might not be
able to remove it from the device.
• When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into a
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, make sure the
“Memory Stick Duo” is inserted facing in the
correct direction.
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted
into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor with the
camera, make sure that the “Memory Stick
Duo” is inserted facing the correct direction.
Note that improper use may damage the
equipment.
• Do not insert a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor into
a “Memory Stick” compliant device without a
“Memory Stick Duo” attached. Doing so may
result in malfunction of the unit.
• When formatting the “Memory Stick Duo,”
insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
• When the “Memory Stick Duo” is equipped
with the write protect switch, release its lock.
Note on using “Memory Stick PRO”
(not supplied)
“Memory Stick PRO” with a capacity up to 1GB
have been confirmed to operate properly with this
camera.
On “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack
What is the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack?
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery pack that has functions
for communicating information related to
operating conditions between your camera
and the AC Adaptor.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
calculates the power consumption
according to the operating conditions of
your camera, and displays the remaining
battery time in minutes.
Charging the battery pack
We recommend charging the battery pack
in an ambient temperature of between 10°C
to 30°C (50° F to 86° F). You may not be
able to efficiently charge the battery pack
outside of this temperature range.
Additional information
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while
reading or writing data.
• Data may be corrupted in the following cases:
– When the “Memory Stick” is removed or the
camera is turned off during read or write
operation
– When the “Memory Stick” is used in
locations subject to static electricity or
electrical noise
• We recommend backing up 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 terminal of the “Memory
Stick” with your hand or a metal object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory
Stick.”
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory
Stick.”
• Do not expose the “Memory Stick” to water.
• Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick” under
the following conditions:
– High temperature locations such as the hot
interior of a car parked in direct sunlight
– Locations exposed to direct sunlight
– Humid locations or locations with corrosive
substances
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Effective use of the battery pack
How to store the battery pack
• Battery performance decreases in lowtemperature surroundings. So, the time that
the battery pack can be used is shorter in
cold places. We recommend the following
to ensure longer battery pack use:
– Put the battery pack in a pocket close to
your body to warm it up, and insert it in
your camera immediately before you
start shooting.
• Frequently operating the zoom or flash
wears out the battery charge faster.
• We recommend having spare battery
packs handy for two or three times the
expected shooting time, and making trial
shots before taking the actual shots.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water.
The battery pack is not water-resistant.
• Even if the battery pack will not be used
for a long time, fully charge it and use it
up once per year. Remove the battery
pack from your camera, then store it in a
dry, cool place. This is to maintain the
battery pack’s functions.
• To use the battery pack up on your
camera, leave the POWER button to on in
slide show playback mode (page 63) until
the power goes off.
• Always carry and store the battery pack in
the battery case to prevent the battery
terminals from becoming dirty or short
circuited.
Remaining battery time indicator
The power may go off although the battery
remaining indicator shows there is enough
power to operate. Use the battery pack up
and charge the battery pack fully again so
that the indication on the battery remaining
indicator is correct. Note, however, that the
correct battery indication sometimes will
not be restored if the camera is used in high
temperatures for a long time or left in a fully
charged state, or the battery pack is
frequently used.
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Battery life
• The battery life is limited. Battery
capacity decreases little by little as you
use it more and more, and as time passes.
When the battery operating time is
shortened considerably, a probable cause
is that the battery pack has reached the
end of its life. Buy a new battery pack.
• The battery life varies according to how it
is stored and the operating conditions and
environment for each battery pack.
Specifications
x Camera
[System]
Image device
DSC-P150
9.11 mm (1/1.8 type) color CCD
Primary color filter
DSC-P100/P120
9.04 mm (1/1.8 type) color CCD
Primary color filter
Total pixels number of camera
DSC-P150
Approx. 7 410 000 pixels
DSC-P100/P120
Approx. 5 255 000 pixels
Effective pixels number of camera
DSC-P150
Approx. 7 201 000 pixels
DSC-P100/P120
Approx. 5 090 000 pixels
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
3× zoom lens
f = 7.9 – 23.7 mm (38 – 114 mm when
converted to a 35 mm still camera)
F2.8 – 5.2
Exposure control
Automatic exposure, Manual
exposure, Scene selection (9 modes)
White balance
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy,
Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash
File format (DCF compliant)
Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2 JPEG
compliant, DPOF compatible
Movies: MPEG1 compliant
(Monaural)
Recording media
“Memory Stick”
x Accessories
Multi connector
USB communication
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
Approx. 183 g (6.5 oz) (including
battery pack NP-FR1, “Memory
Stick” and wrist strap)
Microphone
Electret condenser microphone
Speaker Dynamic speaker
Exif Print Compatible
PRINT Image Matching II
Compatible
PictBridge
Compatible
[LCD screen]
x AC-LS5/LS5B AC Adaptor
LCD panel
4.6 cm (1.8 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots
134 000 (560×240) dots
Input rating
100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 11 W,
0.16 A to 0.09 A
Output rating
4.2 V DC, 1.5 A
Operating temperature
0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Dimensions
Approx. 48×29×81 mm
(1 15/16×1 3/16×3 1/4 inches)
(W/H/D, excluding projecting parts)
Mass
Approx. 130 g (5 oz) excluding
power cord (mains lead)
• Operating instructions (1)
DSC-P100/P120
• AC-LS5/LS5B AC Adaptor (1)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)
• NP-FR1 battery pack (DSC-P100:1, DSCP120:2)
• Battery case (DSC-P100:1, DSC-P120:2)
Flash
Recommended distance (ISO set to
Auto):
0.2 m to 3.5 m (7 7/8 inches to 11 feet
5 3/4 inches) (W)
0.3 m to 2.5 m (11 7/8 inches to 8 feet
2 3/8 inches) (T)
[Input and Output connectors]
[Power, general]
x NP-FR1 battery pack
Used battery
Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage
DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage
DC 3.6 V
Capacity 4.4 Wh (1 220 mAh)
DSC-P150
• AC-LS5/LS5B AC Adaptor (1)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)
• NP-FR1 battery pack (1)
• Battery case (1)
• USB, A/V cable for multi-use terminal (1)
• Wrist strap (1)
• “Memory Stick” (32 MB) (1)
• CD-ROM (USB driver SPVD-012) (1)
• USB cable for multi-use terminal (1)
• A/V cable for multi-use terminal (1)
• Wrist strap (1)
• “Memory Stick” (32 MB) (1)
• CD-ROM (USB driver SPVD-012) (1)
• Operating instructions (1)
• Soft carrying case (DSC-P120 only) (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Additional information
Used battery pack
NP-FR1
Power requirements
3.6 V
Power consumption (during shooting with
LCD screen on)
DSC-P150
1.4 W
DSC-P100/P120
1.3 W
Operating temperature
0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Dimensions
108×51.5×26.6 mm
(4 3/8×2 1/8×1 1/16 inches)
(W/H/D, excluding maximum
protrusions)
Mass
119
N
O
P
Q
The LCD screen
When shooting still images
1
2
3
4
5
60min
101
VGA
1/30”
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A Recording mode indicator (58,
59)/Image size indicator (19)
B Self-timer indicator (27)
C AE/AF lock indicator (23, 49)
D Battery remaining indicator (12)
E White balance indicator (56)/
Mode dial indicator (10)/
Flash mode indicator (28)/
Red-eye reduction indicator (29)
F Sharpness indicator (110)/
Saturation indicator (110)/
Contrast indicator (110)/
AF illuminator indicator (29, 113)
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G Metering mode indicator (55)/
Picture effect indicator (60)
H Low battery warning indicator
(106)
I Manual exposure setup mode
indicator (50)
J Macro indicator (26)
K AF mode (48)/AF range finder
frame indicator (47)/Focus preset
value (49)
L Spot metering cross hair (56)
M NR slow shutter indicator (35)/
Shutter speed indicator
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T
U
V
W
X
Y
Multi Burst interval indicator (59)
Image quality indicator (45)
Recording folder indicator (46)
Remaining number of recordable
images indicator (21)
Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
Self-diagnosis display (107)/
Date/time indicator (31)
ISO number indicator (110)
Histogram indicator (54)
Menu/Guide menu (44)
Aperture value indicator (50)/
EV level value indicator (53)
Vibration warning indicator (106)
AF range finder frame (47)
• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
menu on/off.
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
When shooting movies
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K Recording folder indicator (46)
L Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
M Self-diagnosis display (107)
N Self-timer indicator (27)
O Menu/Guide menu (44)
P EV level value indicator (53)
Q AF range finder frame (47)
Additional information
E
Recording mode indicator (76)
Battery remaining indicator (12)
White balance indicator (56)
Low battery warning indicator
(106)
Metering mode indicator (55)/
Picture effect indicator (60)
Spot metering cross hair (56)
Macro indicator (26)
AF range finder frame indicator
(47)/Focus preset value (49)
Image size indicator (76)
Recording time [maximum
recordable time] indicator (108)
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menu on/off.
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
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When playing back still images
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VOLUME
Image size indicator (19)
Recording mode indicator (58, 59)
Change folder indicator (61)
Protect indicator (66)/
Print (DPOF) mark indicator (68)
Zoom scaling indicator (62)/
Frame by frame playback
indicator (65)
Not disconnect USB multi cable
indicator (72)
EV level value indicator (53)/
ISO number indicator (110)
Folder-file number (86)
PictBridge connecting indicator
(70)
Playback folder indicator (61)
Recording folder indicator (46)
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L Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
M Image number/Number of
images recorded in selected
folder
N Self-diagnosis display (107)
O Metering mode indicator (55)/
Flash indicator/White balance
indicator (56)
P Shutter speed indicator (50)/
Aperture value indicator (50)
Q Histogram indicator (54)
R Recording date/time of the
playback image (31)/Menu/Guide
menu (44)
• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
menu on/off.
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
When playing back moving images
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Image size indicator (77)
Recording mode indicator (77)
Playback indicator (77)
Volume indicator (77)
Change folder indicator (61)
Playback folder indicator (61)
Image number
Recording folder indicator (46)
Number of images recorded in
selected folder
J Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
K
L
M
N
Counter (77)
Playback image (77)
Playback bar (77)
Menu/Guide menu (44)
• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
menu on/off.
Additional information
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Index
Index
A
AC Adaptor ................................................ 11, 14
Access lamp ..................................................... 18
AE .................................................................... 23
AE/AF lock ................................................ 23, 49
AF illuminator ......................................... 29, 113
AF lock ............................................................ 49
AF Mode .......................................................... 48
AF range finder frame ..................................... 47
Aperture value ................................................. 50
Auto adjustment mode ..................................... 22
Auto daylight synchro ..................................... 28
Auto Focus ................................................. 23, 47
Auto power-off function .................................. 15
Auto Review .................................................. 113
B
Battery life ............................................... 13, 118
Battery remaining indicator ..................... 12, 118
Beach mode ..................................................... 33
Beep/shutter sound ........................................ 114
Burst ................................................................ 58
B&W ............................................................... 60
124
Charging battery pack .............................. 11, 117
Charging time .................................................. 12
Cleaning ......................................................... 115
Clock Set .................................................. 16, 114
Close-ups (Macro) shooting ............................ 26
Cloudy ............................................................. 56
Contrast .......................................................... 110
Control button ........................................ 9, 15, 44
Copying images to your
computer .............................. 84, 85, 90, 92
Cutting movies ................................................. 79
Cyber-shot Station ........................................... 60
D
Daylight ........................................................... 56
DC plug ...................................................... 11, 14
Deleting movies ............................................... 78
Deleting still images ........................................ 40
Digital zoom .................................................... 24
Divide .............................................................. 79
DPOF ............................................................... 68
E
Enlarged Icon ................................................. 113
Enlarging an image .......................................... 62
EV adjustment ................................................. 53
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F
Cable for multi-use terminal (A/V) ................. 38
Cable for multi-use terminal (USB) .......... 70, 83
Candle mode .................................................... 33
CD-ROM ............................................. 82, 89, 93
Center AF ........................................................ 47
File names ........................................................ 86
File storage destinations .................................. 86
Finder ............................................................... 30
Fireworks mode ............................................... 33
Flash Level ............................................... 57, 110
Flash mode ....................................................... 28
Fluorescent ....................................................... 56
Focus ................................................................ 47
Focus preset ..................................................... 49
Folder ......................................................... 46, 61
Format .............................................................. 42
H
High-speed shutter mode ................................. 33
Histogram ........................................................ 54
I
Image quality ............................................. 20, 45
Image size .................................................. 19, 20
ImageMixer VCD2 .......................................... 93
Incandescent .................................................... 56
Index screen ..................................................... 36
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ........................ 117
Inserting “Memory Stick” ................................ 18
Install ................................................... 82, 88, 94
ISO ................................................................. 110
J
JPG ................................................................... 87
L
Landscape mode .............................................. 32
LCD Backlight ............................................... 114
LCD screen on/off ........................................... 30
M
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Manual Exposure ..............................................50
Memory Stick ...........................................42, 116
Menu settings ...........................................44, 109
Metering mode .................................................55
Mode dial ....................................................10, 16
Moisture condensation ...................................115
Monitoring AF ..................................................48
MPG .................................................................87
Multi AF ...........................................................47
Multi Burst .......................................................59
Multi-pattern metering .....................................55
Multipoint AF ...................................................47
Quick Review .................................................. 24
Trimming ......................................................... 63
TV color system ............................................... 39
Twilight mode .................................................. 32
Twilight portrait mode ..................................... 32
N
NR slow shutter ................................................35
NTSC system ............................................39, 114
Number of images that can be shot or
viewed .......................................13, 21, 108
P
Red Eye Reduction .......................................... 29
Remaining shooting/viewing time ........... 12, 108
RESET button .................................................. 95
Resize .............................................................. 67
Rotate ............................................................... 64
S
Saturation ....................................................... 110
Scene Selection ................................................ 32
Screen display .......................................... 30, 120
Self-diagnosis display .................................... 107
Self-timer ......................................................... 27
Sepia ................................................................ 60
SET UP .................................................... 45, 113
Setting date and time ............................... 16, 113
Sharpness ....................................................... 110
Shooting movies .............................................. 76
Shutter speed ................................................... 50
Single AF ......................................................... 48
Single screen .................................................... 36
Slide show ....................................................... 63
Smart zoom ...................................................... 24
Snow mode ...................................................... 33
Soft snap mode ................................................ 32
Spot metering .................................................. 55
Still image auto shooting ........................... 10, 47
Superimposing the date and time .................... 31
U
USB connection ......................................... 70, 83
USB driver ....................................................... 82
USB jack .................................................... 70, 83
USB mode ........................................................ 81
Using your camera abroad ............................... 14
V
VGA ................................................................. 20
Viewing images on a TV screen ...................... 38
Viewing images on your computer .................. 86
Viewing movies on the LCD screen ................ 77
Viewing still images on the LCD screen ......... 36
W
Warnings and notice messages ...................... 105
White Balance .................................................. 56
Z
Zoom ................................................................ 24
Index
PAL system ...............................................39, 114
PictBridge .........................................................70
Picture effect .....................................................60
Picture Package ................................................88
Playback zoom .................................................62
Power on/off .....................................................15
Precautions .....................................................115
Precision digital zoom ......................................25
Print (DPOF) mark ...........................................68
Program auto shooting .....................................10
Protect ...............................................................66
PTP .....................................................81, 92, 114
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