Canon 2237B008AA All in One Printer User Manual

3-867-444-11 (1)
DSC-D770
Digital
Still Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future
reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in
the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-D770
Serial No.
DSC-D770
 1999 by Sony Corporation
Introduction
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to
rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel only.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
For the customers in the U.S.A.
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.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could
void your authority to operate this equipment.
This device requires shielded interface cable to comply with FCC emission limits.
For the Customers in the U.S.A. and CANADA
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
You can return your unwanted lithium ion batteries to your nearest Sony Service Center or Factory
Service Center.
Note: In some areas the disposal of lithium ion batteries in household or business trash may be
prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you call 1-800-222-SONY (United States only).
For the SONY Factory Service Center nearest you call 416-499-SONY (Canada only).
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries.
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Contents
Battery Safety Precautions ...... 5
Operation Precautions .............. 7
Viewing
Checking the Picture Content ......................... 40
Viewing Pictures on a Television ................... 45
Please Read This ....................... 8
Using the PC Card/Parallel Port Adaptor ....... 46
Checking the Supplied
Accessories ............................. 10
Features ................................... 11
Locations and Functions of
Parts
Front ............................................................... 13
Rear ................................................................ 14
Using a PC Card Reader ................................. 45
Advanced Operations
Settings
Choosing the Exposure Mode ........................ 52
Choosing Picture Size .................................... 54
Choosing the Picture Quality Mode ............... 55
Choosing the Picture Taking Brightness
(EV compensation) ......................................... 57
Top .................................................................. 17
Adjusting for Natural Color Tone
(White Balance Adjustment) .......................... 58
Bottom ............................................................ 19
Changing the ISO Sensitivity ......................... 60
LCD Panel ...................................................... 20
Choosing a Light Metering Method ............... 61
LCD Monitor .................................................. 21
Resetting the Content of the Settings ............. 63
Viewfinder ...................................................... 22
Saving the Content of Settings ....................... 64
Reading the Saved Settings ............................ 65
Preparations
Charging the Battery Pack .............................. 23
Installation of the Battery Pack ...................... 24
Making a Folder to Save Pictures ................... 66
Attaching Keywords (ID Numbers) to Pictures
........................................................................ 67
Setting the Time and Date .............................. 26
Choosing a Method to Attach a File Name
to a Picture ...................................................... 72
Preparing the Card .......................................... 28
Miscellaneous Settings ................................... 74
Initializing a Card ........................................... 30
Taking a Picture
Attaching the Viewfinder Cap ........................ 31
Shooting with the Flash .................................. 79
Attaching the Neck Strap Belt ........................ 32
Adjusting White Balance when
Taking Pictures with the Flash ....................... 81
Putting the Camera in a Semi-Soft Case ........ 33
Continuous Shooting ...................................... 83
Taking a Picture
Taking Pictures ............................................... 34
Locking the Focus .......................................... 37
Setting the Focus Manually ............................ 38
Taking a Picture at Regular Intervals
(Interval Shooting) .......................................... 85
Taking a Picture with the Self-Timer ............. 86
Checking Pictures Directly After Shooting
(Review Function and Histogram) ................. 87
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Introduction
To Maintain the Efficiency of
the Camera ................................. 7
Playback
Rotating the Picture ........................................ 88
Introduction
Viewing an Enlarged Picture .......................... 89
Checking the Histogram of a Picture ............. 91
Erasing
Erasing All Pictures ........................................ 92
Erasing Selected Pictures ............................... 93
Erasing Pictures during Playback ................... 95
Making it Impossible to Erase Important
Pictures (Protect) ............................................ 97
Miscellaneous
Setting the LCD Monitor Display .................. 99
Adjusting Picture Display
on the LCD Monitor ..................................... 101
Operating the Wireless Remote Control ....... 103
Using a Wall Socket ...................................... 104
Menu Summary ..................... 106
Maintenance .......................... 111
Troubleshooting .................... 112
Warning Indicators ................ 115
Error Messages ..................... 118
Specifications ........................ 120
Index ....................................... 123
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Battery Safety Precautions
Follow the safety advice below to avoid leakage, internal heating, fires, explosions or accidental
ingestion of batteries.
Introduction
DANGER (This applies only to battery packs)
• Only charge the battery with the supplied charger.
• Do not put the battery into fire. Do not short it out or dissassemble it.
Do not heat in a microwave or conventional oven. If you carry or store the battery with
metal objects such as coins or hairpins, shorts may occur.
• Do not recharge or leave the battery pack near fire or under the hot sun.
• If you accidentally get liquid that has leaked from the battery in your eyes, flush with
clean water and consult a doctor immediately.
WARNINGS
• Keep the lithium button battery out of the reach of children. In the case of accidental
ingestion, consult a doctor immediately.
• Do not put the battery into fire. Do not short it out, disassemble or heat it.
• Use only the specified type of battery.
NOTES
• Be sure the + or - signs are aligned correctly when inserting the battery.
• Remove the battery when it is empty or if the camera is not used for a long time.
If battery leakage occurs, wipe the battery case dry and insert a new battery. If liquid from battery
leakage happens to get on your clothes or body, wash well with water.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Operation Precautions
Places you should not leave
your camera
Introduction
Do not operate or store your camera in places
such as those listed below.
Doing so may lead to the breakdown of your
camera.
• Unusually hot places
If left in very hot places such as under the sun
or in a car with the windows closed in
summer, warping to the body or breakdown
may occur.
• In direct sunlight or near heating
equipment
Warping or breakdown may occur.
• Places subject to strong vibrations
Maintenance
If dirty, wipe clean with a soft cloth.
Care of the camera body
• If the camera is very dirty, wipe with a soft
coth moistened with a thin solution of neutral
detergent. Wipe dry with a cloth.
• Do not use alcohol, thinner or benzine on the
unit. Such solvents may remove paint from
the cabinet.
• When using a chemically treated cloth,
follow the manufacturer's instructions.
• If volatile liquids such as insecticide are left
for a long time on the rubber or plastic parts,
they may remove paint from the cabinet.
• Places subject to strong magnetism
• Sandy or dusty places
When using the camera at the seaside,
beaches, or otherwise sandy places,
take care to keep the camera free of sand
particles. Breakdown which might not be
able to be repaired may occur .
• Don't keep the lens or viewfinder
pointed toward the sun.
Direct sunlight can harm the internal
components of the digital still camera. Take
care when leaving the camera outside or in a
window.
Operation
• Don't use in places with strong
electromagnetic or radial waves.
You won't be able to correctly record or play
back.
• Don't use near TV, AM radio or FM
tuners.
TV, AM radio or FM tuners will interfere
with digital recording.
• Don't connect the AC power adaptor
or battery charger to such devices as
electric transformers.
Internal heating or breakdown may occur.
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Lens care
Remove dust from the surface of the lens with a
blower or soft brush. If the lens is very dirty,
wipe with a lens cleaning tissue.
To Maintain the Efficiency of the Camera
Operating and Storage Places
Introduction
To avoid possible breakdown, do not use or store the camera in the following places:
• Extremely hot or cold places (The operating temperature is 0°C to +40°C (32°F to
104°F))
• In direct sunlight for long periods or near heating equipment
• Humid or dusty places
• Where it is exposed to rain
• Places subject to strong vibrations
• Near sources of strong magnetism
• Near sources of powerful electromagnetic radiation, such as TV or radio
transmitters
Heat Emission
Do not wrap the camera in cloth or other materials when operating the camera. Doing
so will raise the internal temperature and may cause breakdown.
Transportation
When transporting the camera, pack it in the original carton and packing materials, or
similar packaging, to protect it from strong shocks during transportation.
Care
• Use a blower brush to remove dirt or dust from the surface of the lens or viewfinder.
• Lightly wipe the outside surface of the camera with a dry, soft cloth to remove dirt.
If the body is very dirty, wipe it with a cloth moistened with a small amount of
neutral detergent. Wipe dry with a cloth.
• Volatile liquids such as alcohol, benzine, thinner, or insecticide will damage the
surface finish.
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Please Read This
Test Shooting
Before shooting, take a few test shots to make sure pictures are being taken normally.
Introduction
No Compensation for Picture Content
If a picture is not recorded due to a problem with the digital still camera, the
recording content cannot be compensated.
Copyright Laws
Pictures that you take with your digital still camera other than for personal enjoyment
cannot be used without permission from the copyright owner in accordance with
copyright laws. Be aware that even taking pictures of events like concerts,
performances or exhibits for your personal enjoyment may be subject to the same
copyright laws.
Power Adaptor
With this unit, use the battery charger BC-V615 (supplied). When connecting to a
wall socket, the AC power adaptor/charger AC-VQ800 is necessary.
The battery pack can also be purchased separately.
To buy one, please check with your nearest Sony dealer.
Battery Pack
This unit operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery NP-F550 (supplied). Other
batteries cannot be used. Be sure to charge the battery before using for the first time.
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“Memory Stick” and PC Card
Introduction
Insert Sony “Memory Stick” MSA-8A (8MB) or MSA-4A (4MB), MSA-16A
(16MB)(not supplied) into Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor MSAC-PC2 for use with
the digital still camera.
The following PC cards may be used in the digital still camera:
• PC cards that conform to PC card standard 6.1
• Flash memory card ATA Type II
• PC cards with power specifications of 5V or 3.3V/5V
3-volt products cannot be used. Using incompatible cards in the camera may lead to
breakdown.
Camera Playback Data
• Picture data recorded by the camera may be played back on the camera
• Picture data that has been edited on a personal computer or processed may not be
played back by the camera even if it is recorded by the camera.
Data Recorded on the PC Card
Picture data is recorded in the following formats:
IMJP XXXX (folder name)/MVC XXXXX.jpg (file name)
(When the mode menu quality settings are High, Middle, and Low.)
IMTIXXXX (folder name)/MVCXXXXX.tif (file name)
(When the mode menu quality setting is Super.)
* Picture is only indicated as XXXX/XXXXX on the LCD monitor.
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Checking the Supplied Accessories
Before using the camera, make sure you have the following supplied accessories.
Introduction
Lens cap (1, fitted on the camera)
Viewfinder cap (1, fitted on the camera)
Wireless remote control (1)
Video cable (1)
“Memory Stick” (1)
Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor (1)
Rechargeable battery pack
Battery charger
Neck strap belt
PC Card/Parallel Port Adaptor
User's manual (This book, 1)
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NP-F550 (1)
BC-V615 (1)
BLT-10(H) (1)
MSAC-PR1 (1)
Features
1/2 Inch 1,500,000 Pixel CCD
5× Wide Zoom Lens
To make the most of the high-resolution CCD, the camera is equipped with a 5× wide
zoom lens for focal distances of 28 mm to 140 mm (equivalent to 35 mm film
cameras). Use together with 2× digital zoom to reach the maximum of 10× zoom.
*The resolution changes to 640 × 480 pixels when using digital zoom.
Introduction
The digital still camera comes equipped with an all-pixel reading 1/2 inch CCD with
1,500,000 effective picture dots. The unit also uses a primary color filter and 1344 ×
1024 pixel high-resolution to reproduce the natural colors and resolution of
photographs.
Two Finders: Viewfinder and Large LCD
The camera comes equipped with a viewfinder and a 2.5 inch low-temperature,
polysilicon TFT color LCD with CRT contrast, resolution, and response speed.
Precision Speed Auto Focus
With the auto focus function, you can automatically focus on subjects. By pressing
the shutter button halfway, you can lock the focus at a fixed position and change the
composition before taking the picture.
Four Exposure Modes for Various Picture Taking Conditions
Light meter readings are first output from the CCD and then, depending on the picture
taking conditions, one of four modes is chosen: Easy Program Exposure Mode for
general picture-taking, Shutter Speed Priority Mode, Aperture Priority Mode and
Manual Mode.
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Locations and Functions of Parts
Front
2
6
5
3
WB
4
1 Flash
The camera has a built-in Guide Number GN10 flash. To use the flash, press the flash
pop-up key. The cover will open and the flash warms up. The flash is stored when you
close the cover.
Locations and Functions of Parts
1
2 Flash Pop-up Key
Press the flash pop-up key to open the flash cover.
3 5× Zoom Lens
You can manually adjust the zoom lens (28 mm to 140 mm (5×) on a 35 mm film
camera) by rotating the zoom ring. After adjusting the zoom, manually adjust the focus
with the focus ring.
4 White Balance Button
When HOLD is set in the WB (white balance) mode, white balance can be adjusted by
pressing this button.
5 Self-Timer Lamp
When taking a picture with the self-timer, this lamp flashes when the release button is
pressed. As the shutter release time draws near, the intervals between flashes become
gradually shorter. The shutter is released when the light becomes constant.
6 Remote Control Signal Receiver
Receives infrared signals transmitted by the wireless remote control.
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Rear
Locations and Functions of Parts
1
2 3
4
5
6
AE-LOCK
R-REVIEW
•OFF
DISP INDEX/EZ.FOCUS
LCD
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
!§ !∞!¢ !£!™!¡0 9 87
!¶
!•
!ª
1 Viewfinder
Lets you frame the picture.
2 Eyesight Adjustment Lever
Adjusts the level of the viewfinder to suit the eyesight of the picture taker.
3 Review Button
Lets you view and play back pictures during the time set in the REVIEW TIME of the
custom menu when pressed directly after taking a picture.
4 AE-LOCK Button
The exposure value is locked each time you press the AE lock button.
If the AE-LOCK button is pressed again or the release button is pressed, the lock
function is cancelled the next time the camera is used.
5 Shift Dial
Sets the picture quality and size (when the camera is in CAM mode) and changes the
pictures that are played back (when the camera is in PLAY mode).
6 Neck Strap Belt Holder
Where the neck strap belt is attached.
Caution
Don't rotate the metal fittings on the holder.
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7 Access Lamp
Lights in red when a card is accessed by the camera during picture taking or playback.
When the access lamp is lit, do not eject the card or turn off the power source. The
PC Card or “Memory Stick” may be damaged.
Note
The PC Card and the “Memory Stick” installed in the Memory Stick/PC Card
Adaptor are both referred to here as CARD.
8 LCD Button
Switches the LCD monitor on and off.
9 INDEX/EZ.FOCUS button
Switches playback to index when pressed while in PLAY mode. Switches to an
enlargement of the image displayed on the LCD monitor when in CAM mode.
0 DISP (display) Button
Turns LCD monitor information display on or off.
!¡ LCD Monitor
Locations and Functions of Parts
Caution
Lets you read necessary picture taking information, frame shots, and view recorded
pictures.
!™ MENU Button
Brings up the menu on the LCD monitor to change the settings of the camera or cards.
!£ EXECUTE Button
Lets you choose items when adjusting settings in the menu.
!¢ EXIT Button
Returns you to the previous item or screen when changing settings in the menu.
!∞ UP4/DOWN$ Button
Selects menu items and changes values.
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!§ Power/Mode Dial
Locations and Functions of Parts
Selects camera conditions when turned while the mode lock (green) is held down.
• OFF
Turns the power off.
• CAM
Allows you to take pictures (CAM mode).
• PLAY
Allows you to play back the pictures you have taken (PLAY mode).
Note
LCD Monitor Display
When the power/mode dial is turned to CAM, the LCD monitor remains off. If
necessary, press the LCD button to turn the LCD monitor on.
When the power/mode dial is turned to PLAY, the LCD monitor automatically
turns on.
!¶ Card Cover Lock
Slide this lock to enable card insertion or ejection.
!• Card Eject Button
Press this button to eject cards.
!ª Card Cover
Open or close this cover to set the card in place or to eject it.
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Top
Locations and Functions of Parts
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9 Mode Dial
Locations and Functions of Parts
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Pressing the shift button (top button) after it has been adjusted to the desired position
sets the picture size and quality (in CAM mode) and changes the picture to be played
back (in PLAY mode).
0 Connector Cover
To view pictures on a television, open this cover and connect the video cable (supplied)
to the video output terminal.
!¡ Connector Cover Lock
Slide this lock to open the connector cover.
!™ Video Output Terminal
To view pictures on the television, connect the video cable (supplied) here.
!£ Shift Button
Pressing this button after moving the mode dial to its desired position sets the picture
quality or picture size (in CAM mode) or changes the picture to be played back (in
PLAY mode).
Bottom
2
1 Tripod Hole
Attach a tripod here. Standards are as listed below.
ISO Standard
l=4.5mm +/- 0.2mm
ASA Standard
l=0.197 inch
1
Locations and Functions of Parts
3
2 Battery Cover
Open or close this cover to insert or take out the battery pack.
3 Battery Cover Lock
Slide this lock to insert or take out the battery pack.
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LCD Panel
Locations and Functions of Parts
CAM Mode
Shutter speed
Focus mode
EV compensation
ISO Sensitivity
Aperture
Picture taking mode
Picture number
Battery indicator
Picture size
Card indicator
Flash mode
Interval/self-timer/
single picture/continuous
picture taking indicator
Picture quality
WB (white balance) mode
PLAY Mode
Battery indicator
Picture number
Card indicator
Note
In CAM mode, when the release button is pressed while pressing the shift button,
the shutter speed indicator changes to the remaining shot number indicator and the
aperture indicator changes to remaining shooting time.
Because the remaining shooting time is only displayed in two spaces, any time over
99 minutes is displayed as 99.
The viewfinder display is changed in the same way.
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LCD Monitor
AF focusing indicator
Flash indicator
CAM Mode
WB (white
balance) mode
CAM
WB-auto
No.10267
1344/High
Picture number
Picture size/quality
Frame (AE frame)*1
Keyword
Picture folder name/
file name
PICTURE01
1234/12345
0
0.25EV 2000 F4.0
Battery indicator
(/Remaining shooting
time*2)
Remaining shot
number
Aperture
Shutter speed
EV compensation
*1 The illustration above shows the monitor in AE frame. You can also choose from Guide90 or Guide0
(Page 76).
*2 Remaining shooting time is not displayed when using AC power adaptor/charger AC-VQ800. Usually
the remaining shooting time is displayed. When the battery gets weak, the battery indicator
illuminates.
Locations and Functions of Parts
CAM mode
PLAY Mode
PLAY mode
Keyword
Picture folder name/file
name
PLAY
PICTURE01
1234/12345
P No.10267
1344/High/0
1999-07-04
10:18:36
2000 F4.0
Protect/Picture number
Picture size/Quality/
Rotation
Battery indicator
(/Remaining playback
time*)
Date/Time
Aperture
Shutter speed
*
Usually remaining playback time is displayed. When the battery gets weak, the battery indicator
illuminates.
The remaining playback time is not displayed when using AC power adaptor/charger AC-VQ800.
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Viewfinder
AE LOCK
Locations and Functions of Parts
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2000
5.6
WB [
Shutter speed
aperture*/
EV compensation
*
The EV compensation is displayed when EV Button is pressed.
]
Light metering
White balance
Flash indicator
AF focusing indicator
Preparations
Charging the Battery Pack
Battery Pack Charging Time
When it is time to charge the battery, the battery indicator on the LCD panel flashes. For further
reference see “Warning Indicators” (page 115).
Battery Pack Charging Time
Battery Charger
BC-V615
Charging time for practical use*
Approx. 180 minutes
Time for full charge
Approx. 240 minutes
AC-VQ800
Approx. 55 minutes
Approx. 115 minutes
Preparations
Charge the battery pack using battery charger BC-V615 (supplied) or AC power adaptor/charger ACVQ800 (not supplied).
Before using the camera for the first time, you need to charge the battery pack.
Charge the battery when necessary, as indicated by the remaining shooting time on the LCD monitor
or the battery indicator on the LCD panel.
* The time needed for charging an empty NP-F550 battery pack.
Continuous Use with the Battery Pack
The usage time with a fully charged battery:
Battery Pack
NP-F550
Shooting time*
LCD monitor off
LCD monitor on
Playback time
LCD monitor off
LCD monitor on
Approx. 2.5 hours
Approx. 5 hours
Approx. 1.5 hours
Approx. 2.5 hours
* Times shown are standard values for continuous general photography at 20˚C (68˚F) with the flash
off. The time is reduced by repeatedly turning the power on and off.
2
1
2
Connect the AC power cable to the battery
charger.
Plug the AC plug of the AC power cable into a
wall socket.
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3
3
4(a)
4
Preparations
4(b)
Making sure the 4 mark is pointed in the right
direction, place the battery pack in the hollow of
the battery charger.
Pushing the battery pack down (a), slide it fully
into the charger (b).
When charging starts, the charging lamp lights in
amber. When charging is complete, the light goes
out.
5
After charging has finished, remove the battery
pack.
This camera operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery (L series).
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery is a new type of lithium ion battery which can exchange data with
compatible video equipment about its battery consumption. The digital still camera supports the
“InfoLITHIUM” battery (L series). The “InfoLITHIUM” battery is recognized by the
mark.
“InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Installation of the Battery Pack
After charging the battery, install it in the camera.
1
AE-LOCK
R-REVIEW
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
1
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MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
DISP
INDEX
LCD
Make sure the camera power/mode dial is set to
the OFF position.
2
Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the
4 mark (a), and open the battery cover (b).
2(a)
3
3
4
Insert the battery 4 mark side first until it firmly
locks in place.
Preparations
2(b)
Close the battery cover.
Removing the Battery
1
2
3
3
Make sure the camera power/mode dial is set to
the OFF position.
Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the
4 mark and open the battery cover.
Rotate the battery cover lock to the outside and
remove the battery pack.
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Setting the Time and Date
The shooting time and date are recorded automatically with information from the camera's internal
clock. Set the clock to ensure the correct time and date are recorded.
1
Preparations
1
•OFF
3~
9
2
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM mode.
Press the MENU button.
The LCD monitor turns on and the menu is
displayed.
2
4~9
3
Press the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons to select
“Date & Time”.
CAMERA MENU
Custom
PC Card INIT
User File Save
New Folder
ID Set
File No. Mem
WB Flash
Date & Time
LCD Set
Display Set
4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The DATE & TIME menu is displayed.
5
Select “Set” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons
and then press the EXECUTE button.
The year can now be set.
DATE & TIME
Set
Date Form
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1999-07-04 20:45:58
yyyy-mm-dd
6
Set the year using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons
and then press the EXECUTE button.
The month can now be set.
7
Select “Date Form” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and then press the EXECUTE button.
You can now select the date display format.
9
Select the date display format using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons and then press the EXECUTE
button.
Preparations
8
Set the month, day, hour, minutes and seconds in
the same way as explained in step 5.
You can choose from the following 3 date display
formats. [yyyy] indicates year, [mm] indicates
month and [dd] indicates day.
yyyy-mm-dd (ex:1999-07-04)
dd-mm-yyyy (ex:04-07-1999)
mm-dd-yyyy (ex:07-04-1999)
10
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
The time and date are set and the menu returns on
the LCD monitor.
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
Press the EXIT button.
11
10,11
Press the EXIT button.
The menu disappears from the monitor.
Keeping correct time
A separate lithium button battery is used by the
camera to power the internal clock. When turning
the power dial to CAM or PLAY from OFF, if the
message “Date & Time not set” appears, it is time
to charge the lithium button battery.
Inquire about charging the battery at the store
where you bought the camera or at any Sony
service center.
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Preparing the Card
Preparations
The picture is saved on the PC Card inserted in the camera (not supplied) or on the “Memory Stick”.
Insert the “Memory Stick” in the Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor and then insert the adaptor into the
camera.
In this guide the “Memory Stick”, when inserted in the Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor, and the PC
Card are referred to as Card.
Inserting the “Memory Stick” in the Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor
1
1
Making sure the side of the “Memory Stick” with
the 4 mark is facing up, insert it into the Memory
Stick/PC Card Adaptor until it is locked firmly in
place.
To Take out the “Memory Stick” from
the Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor
1
1
2
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2
Push the EJECT button on the Memory Stick/PC
Card Adaptor.
Pull out the “Memory Stick”.
Inserting the Card
1
Slide the card cover bar lock downward (a) and
open the card cover (b).
Preparations
1(b)
1(a)
2
Insert the card in the camera.
2
Caution
Make sure to insert the card in the proper
direction. Forcing the card may result in
damage to the camera and/or the card.
If you insert a card that has never been
initialized, FORMAT ERROR flashes on
the LCD monitor. Initialize the card. (Page
30)
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Close the card cover.
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To Remove the Card
1
Preparations
3
1
Open the card cover.
2
Push the card eject button.
3
Pull out the card.
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Initializing a Card
Uninitialized PC cards cannot be used in the camera. Before use, cards must first be initialized using
the camera.
Caution
If you initialize a card that has data recorded on it, all recorded data, including
protected picture data, will be erased.
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MENU
3
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM mode.
Initializing PC cards is explained here with the
power source/mode dial set to CAM mode, but
the same operation can be performed in PLAY
mode.
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2
Press the MENU button.
The LCD monitor turns on and the menu is
displayed.
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Select “PC Card INIT” using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons and then press the EXECUTE
button.
The message “Initialize OK?” appears.
4
Press the EXECUTE button.
Preparations
CAMERA MENU
Custom
PC Card INIT
User File Save
New Folder
ID Set
File No. Mem
WB Flash
Date & Time
LCD Set
Display Set
Initialization begins.
When initialization is complete, the LCD monitor
returns to the normal display (as shown in step 1).
Caution
Do not take out the card during
initialization. Initialization cannot proceed
normally.
Attaching the Viewfinder Cap
Place the cap on the viewfinder when taking pictures with the LCD monitor under strong sunlight,
such as outdoors. Keeping the cap on the viewfinder prevents strong rays of light from affecting the
recorded pictures.
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Attaching the Neck Strap Belt
Attach the neck strap belt BLT-10(H) (supplied) to the camera for ease of carrying.
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Preparations
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Pull the belt through the neck strap belt holder on
the camera.
3
Attach the belt on the opposite side of the camera
in the same way.
Preparations
Putting the Camera in a Semi-Soft Case
Put the camera in semi-soft case LCM-D700 (not supplied) for convenience and ease of carrying.
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Taking a Picture
Taking Pictures
Taking pictures is easy with automatic focus.
In this manual, taking pictures while looking through the viewfinder is explained, but you can take
pictures while looking through either the viewfinder or the LCD monitor.
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Take off the lens cap.
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•CAM
•PLAY
Taking a Picture
MENU
While pressing down the mode lock (green), turn
the power/mode dial to CAM mode.
The indicators in the viewfinder turn on.
EXCUTE
EXIT
3
Turn the eyesight adjustment lever to where you
can clearly see the circle in the center of the
viewfinder.
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In conditions where it is necessary to use the
flash, the flash indicator blinks, and flash
preparation begins.
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The flash indicator lights when the flash is ready
for use.
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If there is insufficient light to shoot the subject
(shutter speed or F-stop flashes), press the flash
pop-up key to open the flash.
Set the focus mode switch to AF.
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Turning the power/mode dial to OFF turns the
power off.
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
Note
Taking a Picture
If you do not operate the camera for about one
minute when the camera is on in the CAM mode,
the LCD monitor automatically shuts off (Standby
Mode).
Also, if the camera is not touched for
approximately four minutes after that, the camera
automatically shuts completely off.
Auto Focus
This camera employs an auto focus mechanism. When auto focus is turned on, the camera
automatically focuses on the picture subject. Auto focus is turned on by setting the focus mode
switch to AF. Centering the LCD monitor or the center of the finder on the subject and pressing the
release button halfway focuses the picture frame.
When the picture is in focus, the AF focusing mark in the LCD monitor and viewfinder changes as
follows. Check the mark and listen for the beep (this setting can be turnded off) before making the
exposure, and if the picture is not in focus, let go of the release button and press it halfway again to
refocus.
• On the LCD monitor
When the release button is pressed halfway,
the AF focusing mark flashes green.
When the picture is focused, the indicator lights a
steady green. If the picture cannot be focused, the
indicator lights a steady red.
• In the viewfinder
When the release button is pressed halfway,
the AF focusing mark flashes.
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When the picture is focused, the
indicator lights steadily.
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When the picture cannot be focused,
the indicator continues flashing.
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Locking the Focus
When you focus the picture by pressing the release button halfway, the focus is set at that distance
until you release the button. This is called Focus Lock. If you want to take a picture of a subject on
the edge of the picture composition, engaging Focus Lock allows you to move the camera and then
take the picture.
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Center the subject in the viewfinder and press the
release button halfway.
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Move the camera to frame the composition you
want.
Taking a Picture
The focus is fixed.
1~3
Press the release button down completely.
Note
AE-LOCK
When you press the release button halfway to set
the focus, the exposure value is also set. This is
indicated by the AE-LOCK indicator in the
viewfinder and by highlighted display of the
exposure value and shutter speed on the LCD
monitor.
Also, if you frame a subject that you'd like to
manually set the exposure for and press the AELOCK button, the exposure for that subject is
fixed.
Use this function when it is necessary to change
the picture composition after deciding the
exposure. This is effective for picture taking
under such conditions as where there is backlight.
To cancel AE-Lock, press the AE-LOCK button
again, or press any other operation button.
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Setting the Focus Manually
You can set the focus manually with this camera.
There are situations in which it is better to set the focus manually than use the auto focus function.
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AF
MF
Set the auto focus mode switch to MF.
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Adjust the focus by turning the focus ring left or
right.
Notes
• The focus ring can be rotated completely in
either direction.
• Set the focus after adjusting the zoom. If you
set the appropriate zoom distance first, you can
get a more accurate focus.
• The picture displayed on the LCD monitor can
be temporarily enlarged to double size by
pressing the INDEX/EZ.FOCUS button. By
focusing the picture in this enlarged state, you
can get a better focus for shooting the picture.
Press the release button halfway to return to the
original image size. When [x2 D.Zoom] is
selected for the picture size, the picture
displayed on the LCD monitor cannot be
enlarged even if the INDEX/EZ.FOCUS button
is pressed.
Situations in which auto focus may not work well
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When there is a very bright object near the subject;
When the subject is near a highly reflected surface such as mirrors or polished metals;
For subjects with non-reflective surfaces such as a black sweater;
On subjects with small surface areas such as wire netting or lattices;
On subjects with ephemeral shapes, such as smoke, flames or fireworks;
On subjects with extremely low contrast;
On subjects without vertical lines such as Venetian blinds;
When the subject is moving fast.
Situations in which it is better to focus manually
• When the subject and its surroundings are both dark;
• When the subject offers little contrast on the screen, such as with walls or the sky;
• When the background is too bright or the contrast between the background and the
subject is too great;
• When the subject has a fine, repeating pattern such as stripes;
• When the subject is behind a window that is dirty or wet;
• When there is a wire fence in front of the subject;
• When the subject is bright, emits or reflects light;
• When you want to take pictures of still subjects with a tripod.
Taking a Picture
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Viewing
Checking the Picture Content
Below are the different ways for playing back recorded pictures.
• Viewing pictures in succession
Pictures are played back one by one in sequence.
• Viewing pictures in an automatic cycle
Pictures are automatically played back in a cycle.
• Viewing the picture index
Pictures are displayed all at once. This is a convenient way to search for a specific
picture.
Viewing Pictures in Succession
Viewing
1
2
1
The access lamp lights and the camera reads the
last picture taken.
When the access lamp goes out, reading is
finished, and the picture is played back.
AE-LOCK
R-REVIEW
DISP
•OFF
INDEX
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to PLAY.
LCD
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
•OFF
2
EXCUTE
•CAM
•PLAY
EXIT
Rotate the shift dial to change the picture.
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Turning the wheel right plays back the next
picture; turning the wheel left plays back the
previous picture.
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While pressing down the shift button, turn the
shift dial to choose which picture to play back.
When you release the shift button, the picture you
have chosen plays back immediately. (Picture
Search).
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In Picture Search, when you rotate the shift dial
while holding down both the shift button and the
release button, you can skip 50 pictures at a time.
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3
•OFF
Turn the power/mode dial to OFF to turn off the
power.
•CAM
•PLAY
Note
MENU
EXIT
Viewing Pictures in an Automatic Cycle
Pictures are automatically played back frame by frame.
1
1
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
2
3~7
7
While pressing the mode lock (green), rotate the
power/mode dial to PLAY.
The access lamp lights as the camera reads the
last picture taken.
Reading is finished when the access lamp goes
out. The picture is played back.
•OFF
3~
6
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If the camera is on but not operated for about
three minutes, power to the LCD monitor shuts
off (Standby Mode). Also, if the camera is not
operated for approximately another two minutes,
the camera shuts off completely. In Standby
Mode you can return to the playback condition by
touching any button, dial or switch on the camera.
When the camera has shut itself completely off,
you can return to the playback condition by
pressing the release button.
EXCUTE
2
Press the MENU button.
The menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.
3
Select “Auto Play” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and then press EXECUTE.
PLAY MENU
Rotate
D.Zoom
Auto Play
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ID Set
LCD Set
Display Set
The Auto Play menu is displayed.
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Select “Interval Time” using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons and then press EXECUTE.
You can now set the number of seconds to display
one picture.
Auto Play
Start
Interval Time 2 sec
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5
Select the display interval time using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons and then press the EXECUTE
button.
Note
You can set the interval time between the range of
1 to 30 seconds (in 1 second units). However,
depending on the playback quality and size, the
set time might be overridden.
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Select “Start” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and then press EXECUTE.
The pictures are automatically cycled for the
period of time you set.
When all the recorded pictures have been played
back, playback is repeated from the first picture.
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To pause playback, press the EXECUTE button.
Playback momentarily stops. To cancel the pause
function, press the EXECUTE button again.
Note
When you press EXIT while in pause, playback
stops in mid-sequence and the LCD monitor
returns to the Auto Play menu.
To restart playback, press the EXECUTE button
again.
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To end automatic playback, press the release
button halfway.
Automatic playback ends and the image
appearing when you pressed the release button is
displayed.
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AE-LOCK
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R-REVIEW
Turn the power/mode dial to OFF to turn the
camera off.
Note
Viewing the Picture Index
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3
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R-REVIEW
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INDEX
LCD
Reading is finished when the access lamp goes
out, and the picture is played back.
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
•CAM
•PLAY
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to PLAY.
The access lamp lights and the camera reads the
last recorded picture.
AE-LOCK
•OFF
Viewing
When the camera is set to automatic playback, the
Auto Power Off function does not work.
EXCUTE
EXIT
4
2
Press the INDEX/EZ.FOCUS button.
The LCD monitor display switches to index view.
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Rotate the shift dial to select a picture.
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The color of the picture you have chosen changes
and information about that picture, such as date
and exposure, is displayed.
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In Index Mode, when you rotate the shift dial
while holding down the shift button, you can
jump ten frames to choose a picture.
When you rotate the shift dial while holding down
the shift button and the release button
simultaneously, you can jump 50 frames to
choose a picture.
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To close index view, press the
INDEX/EZ.FOCUS button again.
The pictures that you selected are played back one
at a time.
Viewing Pictures on a Television
You can view pictures taken with the digital still camera on a television when it is connected to the
TV's video terminal. This is convenient for adjusting the focus and viewing pictures in succession.
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Use the video cable (supplied) to connect the
camera video output terminal to the television
video terminal.
Note
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It is not possible to connect to a television
that only has an antenna input terminal.
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Set the television TV/video switch to VIDEO.
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Play back the pictures through the camera.
Note
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2
You can turn the LCD monitor display off by
pressing the LCD button.
Using a PC Card Reader
When you connect a PC card reader on your computer and install the driver, the card is recognized as
a drive. In this way, you can manage pictures saved on the card as computer files.
For further details on the PC card reader or driver, please refer to the PC card reader user's manual.
For further details about managing pictures on your computer, please see the user's manual for the
picture processing application or the application's help function.
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Using the PC Card/Parallel Port Adaptor
When you connect the MSAC-PR1 PC card/parallel port adaptor on your computer and install the
MSAC-PR1 device driver, the card is recognized as a drive. In this way, you can manage pictures
saved on the card as computer files.
The methods of connecting the PC card/parallel port adaptor to the computer and installing the PC
card/parallel port adaptor driver are explained in this guide.
For further details about managing pictures on your computer, please see the user's manual for the
picture processing application or the application's help function.
Connecting the PC Card/Parallel Port Adaptor
The PC card/parallel port adaptor connects to the parallel port connection terminal used by the
computer keyboard.
Be sure the computer is turned off when you connect the adaptor.
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Note
The PC card/parallel port adaptor uses energy supplied by the computer keyboard
connection terminal. In some cases, insufficient energy is supplied by laptop
computers. In such cases, use the PC card slot on your laptop computer.
D-sub 25 pin connector (male)
Computer
Printer cable
D-sub 25 pin connector (female)
Camera (PC card/
parallel port adaptor)
Keyboard
connection
terminal
Converter
connector
Power/access lamp
Eject button
PC card insertion slot
Keyboard
DC plug
DC jack
Power (connection) cable
Mini DIN 6 pin connector (male)
DIN 5 pin connector (male)
• Of the 2 DIN terminals, connect to the one that serves as the computer keyboard
connection terminal.
• Between the camera and the keyboard, adjust the size of the DIN connector of the
keyboard and the power cable using a converter connector.
• There is no need to connect to the keyboard with laptop computers.
• If a printer will not be used, there is no need to connect the printer cable.
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Installing the Driver
1
Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
The “Sony MSAC-PR1 Setup” dialog box appears.
2
Click “Install Sony MSAC-PR1 Drivers”.
The “Setup Language” dialog box appears.
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Select a language and click [Next].
The “Welcome” dialog box appears.
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Click [Next].
The “Software License Agreement” dialog box appears.
5
After reading and agreeing with the terms of the Software License Agreement, Click
[Yes].
The “Choose Destination Location” dialog box appears.
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Specify a destination folder for installation and click [Next].
The “Select Program Folder” dialog box appears.
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Specify a program folder name and click [Next].
The “Start Copying Files” dialog box appears.
Confirm the displayed installation settings and click [Next].
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Installation starts and the “Sony MSAC-PR1 Drive Identification” dialog box
appears.
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9
Confirm the drive name of the PC card/parallel port adaptor and click [OK].
The “Setup Complete” dialog box appears.
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10
Click [Finish].
In step 9, if the “Yes, I want to read the README file now” box is checked, the
README document is displayed. Installation is complete.
Inserting the Card
When you insert the card into the PC Card/Parallel port Adaptor, the drive that was specified as the
drive name in step 8 of the "Install Driver" directions (page 49) is recognized. You can now manage
the card contents on your computer.
Note
When using the “Memory Stick”, insert the “Memory Stick” into the Memory Stick/PC
Card Adaptor.
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Make sure the power/access lamp is not flashing.
Caution
If you insert the card when t‹- power/
access lamp is flashing, you may damage
the PC Card or “Memory Stick”.
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Make sure the 4 mark is facing up and slowly
slide the card into the card insertion slot.
Taking Out the Card
1
1
Make sure the power/access lamp is not flashing.
Caution
Do not take out the card when the power/
access lamp is flashing. Doing so may
result in damage to your PC Card or
“Memory Stick”.
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Press the eject button and slowly pull out the card.
If the MSAC-PR1 device driver is no longer necessary, you may remove it from your computer using
the steps below.
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Uninstalling the Driver
Click [Start] in the task bar, and then open [Program] from the [Start] menu and click
on [Sony MSAC-PR1]-[Uninstall].
The uninstall confirmation dialog box is displayed.
2
Click [Yes].
The uninstall program starts. The dialog box “Remove Programs From Your
Computer” is displayed and file erasure begins.
3
When uninstallation is complete, click [OK].
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Advanced Operations Settings
Choosing the Exposure Mode
Choose the exposure mode from the choices Program AE (Program), Aperture Priority AE
(Aperture), Shutter Speed Priority AE (Shutter) or Manual Exposure (Manual).
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2
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
2
4~6
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM.
Press the LCD button to turn the LCD monitor
ON.
Note
Settings can also be confirmed on the LCD panel.
When checking the settings on the LCD panel,
this step is not necessary.
EXIT
Advanced Operations Settings
3
Turn the mode dial to AE and press the shift
button.
The exposure mode menu is displayed.
4
While pressing the shift button, rotate the shift
dial to choose a exposure mode.
CAM
AE MODE
Program
Aperture
Shutter
Manual
Program (Program AE)
In this mode, the aperture and shutter speed are
both changed simultaneously according to the
brightness of the subject. The correct exposure is
automatically chosen.
Aperture (Aperture Priority AE)
When the aperture is fixed, the shutter speed is
automatically changed according to the brightness
of the subject to obtain the correct exposure.
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Shutter (Shutter Speed Priority AE)
When the shutter speed is fixed, the aperture is
automatically changed according to the brightness
of the subject to obtain the correct exposure.
Manual (Manual Exposure)
You can decide the exposure by setting the shutter
speed and aperture manually.
Note
Exposure modes are indicated on the LCD panel
as P (Program AE), A (Aperture priority AE), S
(Shutter Speed priority AE), and M (Manual
Exposure).
5
Release the shift button.
Note
After deciding the exposure mode, select the shutter speed and/or aperture as explained below.
Program AE
Turn the shift dial to choose a fixed shutter speed and aperture combination.
Aperture Priority AE
Turn the shift dial to the desired aperture.
Shutter Speed Priority AE
Turn the shift dial to the desired shutter speed.
Manual Exposure
Turn the shift dial to choose the shutter speed. While pressing the
choose the aperture.
button, turn the shift dial to
Advanced Operations Settings
When the exposure mode is set, exit the menu.
The camera is ready to take pictures.
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Choosing Picture Size
Choose the picture size to be recorded during shooting from among the following: 1344 × 1024, 640
× 480, ×2D. Zoom. The larger the size, the fewer the number of pictures that can be recorded.
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While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
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Press the LCD button to turn the LCD monitor
ON.
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Settings can also be confirmed on the LCD panel.
When checking the settings on the LCD panel,
this step is not necessary.
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Advanced Operations Settings
3
Turn the mode dial to SIZE and press the shift
button.
The PICTURE SIZE menu is displayed.
4
While pressing the shift button, rotate the shift
dial to choose a picture size.
CAM
PICTURE SIZE
1344x1024
640 x 480
X2 D.Zoom
1344 x 1024
Records pictures in 1344 × 1024 pixel format.
640 x 480
Records pictures in 640 × 480 pixel format.
x2 D. Zoom
The mode for shooting pictures at 2× the virtual
focal distance (about 56 to 280mm for 35mm film
cameras). Pictures shot with ×2D. Zoom are
recorded in 640 × 480 pixel format.
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Because the picture frame narrows in this mode,
check shots with the LCD monitor. You cannot
check the true picture frame in the viewfinder.
Note
Picture size settings are indicated on the LCD
panel as 1344 (1344 × 1024), 640
(640 ×
480), and
(×2 D. Zoom).
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Release the shift button.
When the picture size is set, exit the menu. The
camera is ready to take pictures.
Choosing the Picture Quality Mode
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While pressing the mode lock (green)turn the
power/mode dial to CAM.
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Press the LCD button to turn on the LCD monitor.
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Settings can also be confirmed on the LCD panel.
When checking the settings on the LCD panel,
this step is not necessary.
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•CAM
•PLAY
2
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3
Turn the mode dial to QLTY and press the shift
button.
Advanced Operations Settings
Choose the picture quality of shots recorded during shooting. You can choose from Super, High,
Middle and Low. The number of pictures you can take differs depending on the picture quality.
The QUALITY menu appears.
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Rotate the shift dial while pressing the shift
button. Choose a picture quality mode.
CAM
QUALITY
Super
High
Middle
Low
Picture Size
Super
High
Middle
Low
1344 × 1024
Non compression
Approx.1/4
Approx.1/8
Approx.1/16
640 × 480 ×2D. Zoom
Non compression
Approx.1/3
Approx.1/6
Approx.1/12
TIFF RGB picture
JPEG Y-C compressed picture
Advanced Operations Settings
Super
Select this to get the highest quality picture.
High
Select this when you want to give your picture
quality priority over the number of pictures.
Middle
Select this to shoot with average picture quality.
Low
Select this to give the number of pictures priority
over the picture quality.
Note
Picture quality is indicated on the LCD panel as S
(Super), H (High), M (Middle), and L (Low).
Except for “S” mode, the picture data is
compressed, which will result in a loss of quality.
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Release the shift button.
When the picture quality mode is set, exit the
menu. The camera is ready to take pictures.
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Choosing the Picture Taking Brightness (EV compensation)
When a exposure mode other than manual exposure (Manual) is chosen, you can adjust the
brightness to fit the shooting conditions.
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While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM.
AE-LOCK
R-REVIEW
DISP
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LCD
2
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
•OFF
EXCUTE
•CAM
•PLAY
Press the LCD button to turn on the LCD monitor.
EXIT
Note
2
Settings can also be confirmed on the LCD panel.
When checking the settings on the LCD panel,
this step is not necessary.
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Brightness correction (EV compensation)
You can tune within the range from -2.0 EV to
+2.0 EV (in 0.25 EV units).
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Release the EV button.
The brightness correction is set.
Advanced Operations Settings
Rotate the shift dial while pressing the EV button
to adjust the brightness.
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Adjusting for Natural Color Tone (White Balance Adjustment)
This camera comes equipped with the white balance function to give a more natural color tone to
your pictures in a variety of shooting conditions.
Choose a white balance mode from Auto White Balance (Auto), White Balance Hold (Hold),
Outdoor (Outdoor), and Indoor (Indoor). With White Balance Hold you can adjust the most
appropriate white balance for the shooting condition.
Note
White balance is the balance of the level of white among the channels of R (red), G (green), and B
(Blue) in a digital camera. If a picture is taken with this balance properly adjusted, reds or blues do
not overwhelm the composition and a white subject is shot with appropriate level of white.
Choosing the White Balance Mode
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While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power mode/dial to CAM.
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Press the LCD button to turn on the LCD monitor.
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3
Settings can also be confirmed on the LCD panel.
When checking the settings on the LCD panel,
this step is not necessary.
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
2
1
3
Turn the mode dial to WB and press the shift
button.
The WB MODE menu appears.
4
While pressing the shift button, rotate the shift
dial to choose the white balance mode.
CAM
WB MODE
Auto
Hold
Outdoor
Indoor
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Auto (Auto White Balance)
This is the default. White balance is
automatically adjusted to give a natural color tone
according to the amount of light when shooting.
Hold (White Balance Hold)
Choose this when you want better color
reproduction or you are shooting a monochrome
subject and background. Press the WB button to
adjust the white balance. For further information
refer to the Adjusting the White Balance Hold
section below.
Outdoor (Outdoor)
White balance is automatically adjusted to attain
natural colors when shooting outdoors.
Indoor (Indoor)
White balance is automatically adjusted to attain
natural colors when shooting indoors.
White balance modes are indicated as ATW
(Auto), WB/HOLD (Hold), [ ] (Outdoor), and
[ ] (Indoor] on the LCD panel.
5
Release the shift button.
After the white balance mode is set, exit the
menu. The camera is ready to take pictures.
Adjusting White Balance with White Balance Hold
1
2
Choose WHITE BALANCE HOLD as the white
balance mode.
Advanced Operations Settings
Note
Point the camera at a completely white subject
until it fills the viewfinder.
WB
3
3
Push the WB button.
WB is indicated in the viewfinder and the white
balance adjustment begins.
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When the WB indicator disappears, white balance
adjustment is complete.
The camera is ready to take pictures.
The white balance you have chosen is valid until
you readjust it.
Note
When the WB indicator flashes, the white
level was not successfully adjusted.
Press any other operation button to leave
this mode, then begin the white balance
adjustment process again.
Changing the ISO Sensitivity
You can the get the same effect with this mode as is achieved by using films with different ISO
sensitivities in film cameras. You can choose from ISO 50, 100 and 400.
Advanced Operations Settings
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4
Rotate the shift dial while pressing the shift
button. Choose an ISO sensitivity.
CAM
ISO MODE
50
100
400
50
Sets sensitivity equal to ISO 50. Use this
sensitivity when there is sufficient light, such as
in the bright outdoors, for a finer image than with
ISO 100.
100
Sets sensitivity equal to ISO 100. This is the
standard ISO sensitivity.
Sets sensitivity equal to ISO 400. Use this
sensitivity when you want to shoot a picture in a
room without using a strobelight, or when there is
not enough sunlight. The picture quality with this
sensitivity is not as good as with ISO 100.
5
Release the shift button.
After the ISO sensitivity is set, exit the menu.
The camera is ready to take pictures.
Choosing a Light Metering Method
According to the picture taking conditions and purpose, you can choose the method for measuring
light for the exposure from AVERAGE ([ ]) or SPOT (®).
1
1
Advanced Operations Settings
400
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM.
AE-LOCK
R-REVIEW
•OFF
DISP
INDEX
LCD
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
EXCUTE
2
Press the LCD button to turn the LCD monitor on.
EXIT
Note
2
Settings can also be confirmed on the LCD panel.
When checking the settings on the LCD panel,
this step is not necessary.
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3
While pressing the [r] button (SPOT light meter
switch button), turn the shift dial to choose the
light meter reading method.
CAM
3,4
LIGHT METERING
AL
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EV
ISO
AE
DRIVE
B
W
AE-LOCK
R-REVIEW
AVERAGE
SPOT
3
AVERAGE (Center-weighted average
light metering)
Appropriate for average picture taking conditions.
Takes the average light metering of the whole
screen after you have placed the focal point in the
center of the viewfinder.
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SPOT (Spot Light Metering)
Takes the light metering of a small range located
in the central part of the viewfinder. This is
effective for taking pictures of subjects
surrounded by a lot of light, or that is backlit.
Note
Light metering options are indicated in the
finderview as [ ] (AVERAGE) and ® (SPOT).
4
Release the [r] button.
After the light metering has been set, the camera
is ready to take pictures.
Resetting the Content of the Settings
Resetting the modes returns the following settings to those set forth by the factory.
• mode dial settings
• Miscellaneous Settings (page 74)
4
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DRIVE
W
B
3~5
3
1
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM mode.
ISO
AE
Press the LCD button to turn on the LCD monitor.
O
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2
SIZE
SIZ
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QUAL
IV
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WB
DR
Settings can also be confirmed on the LCD panel.
When checking the settings on the LCD panel,
this step is not necessary.
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
2
1
Turn the mode dial to USER and then press the
shift button.
The USER FILE menu appears.
4
While pressing the shift button, turn the shift dial
to choose NO. 0 (reset).
CAM
USER FILE
____
No.0
No.1
No.2
No.3
5
__________
(reset)
1999-07-04
1999-07-04
1999-07-04
Release the shift button.
Advanced Operations Settings
3
When the settings are reset, exit the menu. The
camera is ready to take pictures.
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Saving the Content of Settings
You can save the content of the following settings in up to 3 user files.
• mode dial settings
• the content of Miscellaneous Settings (page 74)
1
1
•OFF
3~
5
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
Advanced Operations Settings
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2
•CAM
•PLAY
2
3~6
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM mode.
Press the MENU button.
The LCD monitor turns on and the menu is
displayed.
3
Choose “User File Save” using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons.
CAMERA MENU
Custom
PC Card INIT
User File Save
New Folder
ID Set
File No. Mem
WB Flash
Date & Time
LCD Set
Display Set
4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The USER FILE SAVE menu appears.
5
Using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons, choose a
user file number from No. 1 to No. 3.
USER FILE SAVE
No.1(User1)
No.2(User2)
No.3(User3)
1999-07-04
1999-07-04
1999-07-04
6
Press the EXECUTE button.
The setting content is saved as a user file with the
chosen file number. The date and time the file is
saved is also displayed.
7
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
Press the EXIT button.
The LCD monitor display returns to the menu.
8
MENU
Press the EXIT button.
EXCUTE
After exiting the menu, the camera is ready to
take pictures.
EXIT
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Reading the user file you have saved sets the same content in the user file.
4
SIZE
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R
QUA
L
DRIVE
W
B
3~5
3
1
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM mode.
ISO
AE
Press the LCD button to turn the LCD monitor on.
O
Note
IS
USER
2
SIZE
SIZ
E
QUAL
IV
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WB
DR
Settings can also be confirmed on the LCD panel.
When checking the settings on the LCD panel,
this step is not necessary.
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
2
1
3
Turn the mode dial to USER and press the shift
button.
Advanced Operations Settings
Reading the Saved Settings
The USER FILE menu appears.
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4
While pressing the shift button, turn the shift dial
to choose a user file number from No. 1 to No. 3.
CAM
USER FILE
5
____
__________
No.0
No.1
No.2
No.3
(reset)
1999-07-04
1999-07-04
1999-07-04
Release the shift button.
The content of the selected user file number is
changed, and the camera is ready to take pictures.
Making a Folder to Save Pictures
Advanced Operations Settings
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When you make a folder on a card, picures are thereafter saved in that folder. In this way you can
manage pictures as you take them.
1
1
•OFF
2
•CAM
•PLAY
3
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
2
4,5
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM mode.
Press the MENU button.
The LCD monitor turns on and the menu is
displayed.
3
Choose “New Folder” using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons.
CAMERA MENU
Custom
PC Card INIT
User File Save
New Folder
ID Set
File No. Mem
WB Flash
Date & Time
LCD Set
Display Set
4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The message “Add No.xxxx Folder OK?”
appears. [xxxx] is the automatically attached
folder name.
5
Press the EXECUTE button.
The folder is created, and the camera is ready to
take pictures.
Pictures are thereafter saved in that folder.
Note
You can create about 510 folders on a card.
Attaching Keywords (ID Numbers) to Pictures
Note
You cannot attach a keyword to or change a keyword on a protected picture.
Specifying a Keyword Before Shooting
1
1
•OFF
3~
6
2
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
2
3~9
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM.
Press the MENU button.
Advanced Operations Settings
You can attach a keyword of up to 16 letters to a picture. The keyword is displayed when the picture
is played back.
You can specify a keyword for a picture before taking it, or attach or change the keyword after the
picture has been taken.
The LCD monitor turns on, and the menu is
displayed.
EXIT
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3
Select “ID Set” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons.
CAMERA MENU
Custom
PC Card INIT
User File Save
New Folder
ID Set
File No. Mem
WB Flash
Date & Time
LCD Set
Display Set
4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The keyword screen is displayed.
ID SET
P No.99
MODE Off
ID No. [0123456789012345]
Advanced Operations Settings
END BS CLR SPC
0123456789!"#$%&'
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRS
TUVWXYZ*+,-./;:<=>? 100MIN
abcdefghijklmnopqrs
tuvwxyz@[¥]^_{ }
5
Select “Mode” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and press the EXECUTE button.
You can now change the mode setting.
6
Select “Off”, “Hold” or “Inc” using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons and press the EXECUTE
button.
Off
Choose “Off” if you don't want to attach a
keyword to a picture or to invalidate an existing
keyword.
Hold
Choose “Hold” if you want to attach the same
keyword to all pictures.
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Inc
Choose “Inc” if you want the number of the
picture to be automatically included at the end of
keyword every time you take a picture.
(ex.) The keyword is PICTURE01
1st picture
2nd picture
: PICTURE01
: PICTURE02
9th picture
10th picture
: PICTURE09
: PICTURE10
Note
When the automatic counter reaches [99], the
number returns to [00] the next time you take a
picture.
The LCD monitor display returns to the keyword
screen.
Choose “ID No.” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and press the EXECUTE button.
You can now input a keyword.
8
Choose a letter to enter using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons and press the EXECUTE
button.
The letter you have chosen is input.
Repeat this step to enter the keyword. You can
input up to 16 letters.
Note
Input begins from the 16th character space. If
you want to input from a space in the middle,
press the EXECUTE button until the cursor is
automatically displayed in the correct place and
then continue.
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7
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9
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
If you finish inputting the keyword before
reaching the 16-letter limit, move the cursor to
END and press the EXECUTE button.
MENU
10
EXCUTE
EXIT
Press the EXIT button.
The display on the LCD monitor returns to the
menu.
10,11
11
Press the EXIT button.
The menu disappears, and the camera is ready to
take pictures.
Adding or Changing a Keyword to a Picture that has Already been
Taken
Advanced Operations Settings
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1
1
The LCD monitor tuns on.
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
4~6
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to PLAY.
2
3
5,6
3
Display the picture to which you want to add or
change the keyword.
Press the MENU button.
The menu appears.
4
Select “ID Set” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons.
PLAY MENU
Rotate
D.Zoom
Auto Play
Protect
Delete
PC Card INIT
ID Set
LCD Set
Display Set
5
Press the EXECUTE button.
The keyword input screen is displayed.
If a keyword has already been attached to the
picture, that keyword is displayed.
ID SET
P No.99
ID No. [0123456789012345]
END BS CLR SPC
0123456789!"#$%&'
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRS
TUVWXYZ*+,-./;:<=>? 100MIN
abcdefghijklmnopqrs
tuvwxyz@[¥]^_{ }
0001/00009
6
Choose the letter you'd like to enter using the
4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons. Press the EXECUTE
button.
Note
If you want to enter the whole keyword again, set
the cursor to CLR and press the EXECUTE
button.
7
If you finish inputting the keyword before
reaching the 16-letter limit, move the cursor to
END and press the EXECUTE button.
The keyword is attached and the LCD monitor
returns to the menu display. Proceed to step 9.
8
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
Advanced Operations Settings
The letter you have chosen is input.
Repeat this set to enter the keyword. You can
input up to 16 letters.
Press the EXIT button.
The keyword is attached and the LCD monitor
returns to the menu display.
MENU
9
EXCUTE
EXIT
8,9
Press the EXIT button.
The menu disappears.
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Choosing a Method to Attach a File Name to a Picture
When a picture is taken, a number from 00001-99999 is automatically attached as a file name to the
picture.
The following methods to attach a number are possible.
• Attach serial numbers on an individual card.
• Attach serial numbers consecutively, even if the card is changed.
Specifying a File Number Before Shooting
1
1
•OFF
3~
6
2
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
Advanced Operations Settings
EXIT
2
3~8
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM.
Press the MENU button.
The LCD monitor turns on, and the menu is
displayed.
3
Select “File No. Mem” using the
4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons.
CAMERA MENU
Custom
PC Card INIT
User File Save
New Folder
ID Set
File No. Mem
WB Flash
Date & Time
LCD Set
Display Set
4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The file name screen is displayed.
FILE NO. MEM
Memory
Start No.
No.99
off
00001
100min
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5
Select “Memory” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and press the EXECUTE button.
You can now change the “Memory” setting.
6
Select either “off” or “on” using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons and press the EXECUTE
button.
off
Serial numbers are attached as file names on each
card. When this method is selected, specifying a
starting number is not possible.
on
Serial numbers are attached as file names and
continue in consecutive order even if a new card
is inserted. When this method is selected, you can
specify a starting number.
The LCD monitor display returns to the keyword
screen.
7
Choose “Start No.” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and press the EXECUTE button.
You can now input a starting number.
8
Specify a starting number using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons and press the EXECUTE
button.
Advanced Operations Settings
Note
File names cannot be duplicated. When a card is
inserted and pictures are recorded on that card,
file names are attached starting with the next
number from the number of the last recorded
picture.
Note
• You can specify a number within the range of
00001-99999. Specify a number larger than the
number of the last recorded picture if pictures
have been previously recorded on the inserted
card.
• You cannot take any more pictures after file
names have reached 99999. Insert a new card
and specify a starting number other than 99999.
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Advanced Operations Settings
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Press the EXECUTE button.
The CUSTOM menu is displayed.
CUSTOM
Power Save
on
Interval Rec Time
00:00:10
Review
off
Review Time
5 sec
Self-Timer
10 sec
Sharpness
Soft/Normal/Hard
Histogram
Manual/Auto
Frame
Beep
on
5
Choose the item you would like to set using the
4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons and press the
EXECUTE button.
You can set the item you selected.
Power Save (Auto Power Off Function)
• When set to OFF, the power will not turn off
over the passage of time.
Interval Rec Time (Interval Shooting)
The interval in this function can be set within the
range of 1 second to 99 hours, 59 minutes, 59
seconds (in one-second units).
Depending on the picture size and quality mode
during shooting, the set interval may not be kept.
Review (Automatic Review Function)
Advanced Operations Settings
• When set to ON, power to the LCD monitor is
automatically turned off after approximately 1
minute (in CAM mode; approximately 3
minutes in PLAY mode) if the camera is not
operated during that time, and power to the
entire camera is turned off after approximately
4 more minutes (in CAM mode; approximately
2 more minutes in PLAY mode).
Sets the method of picture display directly after
shooting.
• When set to ON, pictures are automatically
displayed at the time of shooting. When the
histogram setting is set to “Auto”, the histogram
for that picture is also displayed. The display
time is set in the REVIEW TIME setting.
• When set to “off”, the picture which was taken
and its histogram are not automatically
displayed.
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Note
You can display the last picture taken at any time
by pressing the REVIEW button.
Review Time
When Review is on or when the REVIEW button
is pressed, the picture and/or histogram display
time can be set for an interval within the range of
1 to 10 seconds (in one-second units).
Self-Timer
Sets the interval from when you press the
RELEASE button to the time the shutter clicks
within a range of 1 to 30 seconds (in one-second
units).
Sharpness
Sets the sharpness of the outline of the recorded
picture.
Advanced Operations Settings
• When set to SOFT, the picture outline is gently
blurred.
• When set to NORMAL, the picture is standard.
• When set to HARD, the picture edges are
clearly outlined. Depending on the picture, the
picture may appear grainy.
Histogram
Sets the display method for the histogram of a
picture.
• When “Auto” is set, the histogram of a
displayed picture is shown when the picture is
taken with the review function “on” or when
the REVIEW button is pressed.
• When “Manual” is set, the histogram of a
picture is displayed by pressing the REVIEW
button when that picture is being displayed
with the review function.
Note
When the REVIEW button is pressed while a
histogram is being displayed, the histogram
disappears.
Frame
Selects the type of frame that is displayed on the
LCD monitor.
Choose the item to be changed by pressing the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons, then press the EXECUTE button
to begin changing the item setting.
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• “Type”
This item determines the type of frame
displayed on the monitor.
Selecting “AE frame” selects the AE frame
type. This frame shows the light metering area
used for determining exposure. Note that
metering is done in the same manner regardless
of whether the AE frame is displayed.
Selecting the “Guide 0” frame changes frame
display to guide lines that can be moved
vertically. These guide lines can be used to
establish vertical subject size and positioning
within the frame.
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Advanced Operations Settings
Selecting the “Guide 90” frame changes frame
display to guide lines that can be moved
horizontally. These guide lines can be used to
establish horizontal subject size and positioning
within the frame.
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• “Top”
The “Top” item is used for setting the position
of the Guide 90 or Guide 0 guide line that is
bisected by a crosshair. The guide line can be
positioned anywhere between the points that
are 1/10 of the monitor width from the sides
(for the Guide 90 frame) or top and bottom (for
the Guide 0 frame) of the monitor.
• “Bottom”
The “Bottom” item is used for setting the
position of the Guide 90 or Guide 0 guide line
without the crosshair. The guide line can be
positioned anywhere between the points that
are 1/10 of the monitor width from the sides
(for the Guide 90 frame) or top and bottom (for
the Guide 0 frame) of the monitor.
Beep
Advanced Operations Settings
When taking a picture with auto focus, sets a
“beep” sound to play when a picture is in focus.
The beep sounds when the Release button is
pressed harl-way.
• When “on” is set, a “beep” sounds when the
picture comes into focus.
• When “off” is set, a “beep” does not sound.
6
Set the value using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons
and press the EXECUTE button.
The LCD monitor display returns to the custom
menu. If you want to continue, you can set
another item at this time.
7
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
Press the EXIT button.
The LCD monitor display returns to menu.
MENU
8
Press the EXIT button.
EXCUTE
EXIT
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The menu disappears and the camera is ready to
take pictures.
Advanced Operations Taking a Picture
Shooting with the Flash
Use the flash when taking pictures in dark places, such as indoors.
A flash is built-in in the unit.
Depending on shooting conditions, choose a flash mode from among Auto, On, Off, and External.
When shooting in the External mode, attach an external flash to the accessory shoe to take flash
pictures.
Flash Mode Usage Guide
Shooting Condition
Setting
Auto
The subject is lit from behind.
You want to use a flash during
daytime.
On
When you want to capture the
natural lighting of candle-lit
scenes, sunsets, etc.
When you don’t want the flash to
go off accidentally.
Off
Setting the Flash Mode
1
AE
4
ISO
USER
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QUAL
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3~5
3
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM.
WB
DRIV
E
2
Press the LCD button to turn the LCD monitor on.
O
IS
USER
Note
SIZE
SIZ
E
QUAL
IV
E
WB
DR
Settings can also be confirmed on the LCD panel.
When checking the settings on the LCD panel,
this step is not necessary.
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
2
1
3
Turn the mode dial to
and press the shift
button.
This is the default mode.
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Advanced Operations Taking a Picture
Normal
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4
While pressing the shift button, turn the shift dial
to select a flash mode.
CAM
FLASH
Auto
On
Off
External
Auto
In conditions of insufficient light, the flash
automatically goes off. This is the default mode.
On
Choose this mode when you want the flash to go
off, for situations such as taking a picture of a
subject that is backlit.
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Off
Choose this mode when you want to take a picture
with natural lighting or you don't want a strobe
effect in your picture.
External
Choose this mode when you want to take a picture
of a subject far from the camera and the light
from the built-in flash is insufficient.
In such a case, attach an external flash to take
pictures.
Note
Flash modes are indicated on the LCD panel as
(Auto),
(External).
(On),
(Off), and
If the flash mode is set to Auto or On, when the
flash indicator flashes, the flash is warming up.
When the flash lamp light becomes constant, the
flash is ready for use.
Flashing
Continuously lit
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When using the built-in flash, press the flash popup key to open it.
When finished with the flash, push the top of the
flash down to close.
You can adjust the white balance when using the flash.
1
1
•OFF
3~
9
2
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
2
4~9
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM.
Press the MENU button.
The LCD monitor turns on and the menu is
displayed.
3
Select “WB Flash” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons.
CAMERA MENU
Custom
PC Card INIT
User File Save
New Folder
ID Set
File No. Mem
WB Flash
Date & Time
LCD Set
Display Set
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Advanced Operations Taking a Picture
Adjusting White Balance when Taking Pictures with the Flash
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4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The WB FLASH menu is displayed.
5
Select “Flash Mode” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and press the EXECUTE button.
WB FLASH
Flash Mode
Interval
Start
Internal/External
10 sec(3~10)
You can now set the flash mode.
6
Advanced Operations Taking a Picture
Choose “Internal” to use the built-in flash or
“External” to use the external flash and press the
EXECUTE button.
7
If you chose “External” in step 6, select “Interval”
using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons and press the
EXECUTE button.
You can choose the interval during which to have
the flash light.
Set an interval within the range of 3 to 10 seconds
(in one-second units) using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and press the EXECUTE button.
Note
When using an external flash, set the amount of
light for the flash before adjusting the white
balance to avoid extreme brightness or darkness
in your pictures.
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Choose “Internal” (built-in flash) or “External”
(external flash) using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and press the EXECUTE button.
Point the camera toward a completely white
subject until it completely fills the viewfinder.
9
Select “Start” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and then press EXECUTE.
“WB” is displayed in the viewfinder and white
balance adjustment begins.
After the flash lights about 10 times, the WB
indicator goes off. The white balance adjustment
is complete.
The white balance value is valid until it is
adjusted again.
Note
When the WB indicator flashes, the white
balance is not successfully being
adjusted. Exit this mode by pressing any
operation button besides the WB button
and readjust the white balance again.
In this mode you can continuously shoot pictures until you reach the maximum number by keeping
the release button pressed.
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM.
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WB
4
QUAL
SIZE
O
Turn the LCD monitor on by pressing the LCD
button.
IS
USER
2
SIZ
AE
USER
IS
O
3~5
3
Note
SIZE
E
QUAL
IV
E
WB
DR
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
Settings can also be confirmed on the LCD panel.
When checking the settings on the LCD panel,
this step is not necessary.
2
1
3
Turn the mode dial to DRIVE and press the shift
button.
Advanced Operations Taking a Picture
Continuous Shooting
The DRIVE menu appears.
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4
While pressing the shift button, turn the shift dial
to select “Cont1” or “Cont2.”
CAM
DRIVE
1Shot
Cont1
Cont2
Self Timer
Interval Rec
Cont1
In this mode, when the shooting mode is set to a
mode other than manual exposure, the exposure is
automatically adjusted every time a picture is
taken.
Cont2
Advanced Operations Taking a Picture
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In this mode, the settings of the first picture are
kept as pictures are taken in succession.
The continuous picture taking speed is faster in
this mode than that in Cont1.
Note
These modes are indicated on the LCD panel as 1
(Cont1) and 2 (Cont2).
5
Release the shift button.
The continuous shooting mode is set, and the
menu disappears. When taking pictures, keeping
the release button pressed activates continuous
shooting.
Auto focus will not work during continuous
shooting. Set the focus before you start
continuous shooting.
Taking a Picture at Regular Intervals (Interval Shooting)
In this mode, after pressing the release button, pictures are continuously taken at regular intervals.
How to set the shooting interval is described in the Miscellaneous Settings section (page 74).
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode lock to CAM.
IV
E
1
DR
WB
4
QUAL
SIZE
Press the LCD button to turn the LCD monitor on.
O
Note
IS
USER
2
SIZ
AE
USER
IS
O
3~5
3
SIZE
E
QUAL
IV
E
WB
DR
Settings can also be confirmed on the LCD panel.
When checking the settings on the LCD panel,
this step is not necessary.
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
2
1
3
The DRIVE menu appears.
4
While pressing the shift button, turn the shift dial
to select “Interval Rec.”
CAM
DRIVE
1Shot
Cont1
Cont2
Self Timer
Interval Rec
Note
This option is indicated on the LCD panel as INT.
5
Release the shift button.
The interval time is set, and the menu disappears.
When you press the release button, interval
shooting starts.
To stop interval shooting, set another shooting
method besides interval shooting or set the power/
mode dial to OFF or PLAY.
Advanced Operations Taking a Picture
Turn the mode dial to DRIVE and press the shift
button.
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Taking a Picture with the Self-Timer
In this mode, after pressing the release button, the shutter automatically clicks after a set period of
time.
How to set the time between the pressing of the release button and the shutter release is described in
the Miscellaneous Settings section (page 74).
Advanced Operations Taking a Picture
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Checking Pictures Directly After Shooting
(Review Function and Histogram)
When the REVIEW button is pressed directly after taking a picture, the picture is displayed on the
LCD monitor in this mode.
When you turn the review function on in Miscellaneous Settings, pictures are displayed
automatically, without having to press the REVIEW button.
Also, when histogram is set to “Auto” in “Miscellaneous Settings”, the histogram for a picture is
displayed when that picture is displayed. When “Manual” is set, the histogram for a picture can be
displayed by pressing the REVIEW button when that picture is displayed with the review function.
When the REVIEW button is pressed while a histogram is being displayed, the histogram disappears.
Histogram
When Overexposed
When Properly Exposed
When Underexposed
Note
Depending on the picture, if may not be possible to display an accurate Histogram.
Advanced Operations Taking a Picture
A histogram is a bar graph which shows the distribution of brightness on a picture. The horizontal
axis represents brightness and the vertical axis shows the number of pixels of each brightness level
within a picture.
Generally, when a picture is overexposed, bars concentrate to the right of the graph. When a picture
is underexposed, bars concentrate to the left of the graph. Use the histogram as a standard to
determine the light exposure for a picture.
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Advanced Operations Playback
Rotating the Picture
You can rotate the picture 90° clockwise or counter-clockwise, or 180° during playback.
1
1
•OFF
3~
6
The LCD monitor turns on.
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to PLAY.
2
4~6
2
Push the MENU button.
The menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.
3
Choose “Rotate” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons.
PLAY MENU
Advanced Operations Playback
Rotate
D.Zoom
Auto Play
Protect
Delete
PC Card INIT
ID Set
LCD Set
Display Set
4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The ROTATE menu is displayed.
5
Choose an angle of rotation using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons and then press the
EXECUTE button.
ROTATE
90 cw
90 ccw
180
90° cw (rotation of 90° to the right)
Rotates the picture 90° clockwise.
90° ccw (rotation of 90° to the left)
Rotates the picture 90° counter-clockwise.
180° (rotation of 180°)
Rotates the picture 180°.
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The picture is displayed at the angle of rotation
chosen.
6
7
Rotate the picture as described in step 5 as often
as necessary.
Press the EXIT button.
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
The LCD monitor returns to the menu display.
Note, however, that infomation of rotation
changes made to protected pictures is not saved.
MENU
8
EXCUTE
Press the EXIT button.
EXIT
7, 8
The menu disappears.
You can view an enlarged detail of a picture during playback.
1
1
•OFF
3~
6
The LCD monitor turns on.
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to PLAY.
2
2
Press the MENU button.
The menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.
4~6
3
Select “D. Zoom” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons.
PLAY MENU
Rotate
D.Zoom
Auto Play
Protect
Delete
PC Card INIT
ID Set
LCD Set
Display Set
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Advanced Operations Playback
Viewing an Enlarged Picture
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4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The area of the picture to be enlarged is framed
with a green line.
No.1
0001/00001
5
Select the area to be enlarged using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons.
Advanced Operations Playback
The frame moves left when the 4(UP) button is
pressed.
The frame moves right when the $(DOWN)
button is pushed.
No.1
0001/00001
6
Press the EXECUTE button.
The selected area is enlarged and displayed, and
the position of the enlarged area is displayed in
the upper left corner.
No.1
0001/00001
enlarged area
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Note
While viewing this screen, you can change the
area to be enlarged by pressing the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons.
7
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
Press the EXIT button.
The enlargement indicator is cancelled.
8
MENU
Press the EXIT button.
EXCUTE
The menu returns to the LCD monitor display.
EXIT
7~9
9
Press the EXIT button.
The menu disappears.
When the REVIEW button is pressed while a picture is being displayed, the histogram for that
picture is displayed.
Advanced Operations Playback
Checking the Histogram of a Picture
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Advanced Operations Erasing
Erasing All Pictures
You can erase all saved pictures that are no longer needed from the card. However, you cannot
erase pictures that have been protected.
1
1
•OFF
3~
5
The LCD monitor turns on.
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to PLAY.
2
4~6
2
Press the MENU button.
The menu appears on the LCD monitor.
3
Select “Delete” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons.
Advanced Operations Erasing
PLAY MENU
Rotate
D.Zoom
Auto Play
Protect
Delete
PC Card INIT
ID Set
LCD Set
Display Set
4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The Delete menu appears.
Delete
1 Shot
Select
All
5
Select “All” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons
and then press the EXECUTE button.
The message "Do you delete all images?"
appears.
Note
To cancel erase, press the EXIT button.
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6
Press the EXECUTE buttons.
Picture erasing begins.
When deletion is finished, the LCD monitor
display returns to the state shown in step 1.
Caution
Do not remove the card during picture
deletion. Damage to the “Memory Stick”
or PC Card may occur.
Erasing Selected Pictures
You can erase selected saved pictures, with the exception of protected pictures, from the card.
1
1
3~
5
MENU
EXCUTE
8
The LCD monitor turns on.
•CAM
•PLAY
EXIT
2
4~9
2
Press the MENU button.
The menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.
3
Choose “Delete” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons.
PLAY MENU
Rotate
D.Zoom
Auto Play
Protect
Delete
PC Card INIT
ID Set
LCD Set
Display Set
4
Advanced Operations Erasing
•OFF
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to PLAY.
Press the EXECUTE buttons.
The Delete menu is displayed.
Delete
1 shot
Select
All
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5
Choose “Select” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and then press the EXECUTE button.
The screen from which to choose pictures for
deletion appears.
6
6
Turn the shift dial to the picture you would like
to erase and press the EXECUTE button.
The chosen picture is marked.
Advanced Operations Erasing
Mark
AE-LOCK
R-REVIEW
•OFF
DISP
INDEX
LCD
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
Note
Protected pictures cannot be chosen.
7
8
Repeat step 6 to choose other pictures to be
erased.
Press the $ (DOWN) button.
The message "Do you delete x image(s)?" is
displayed. [x] is the number of pictures chosen.
Note
To cancel deletion, press the EXIT button.
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9
Press the EXECUTE button.
Picture erasing begins.
When deletion is finished, the LCD monitor
returns to the state shown in step 5.
Caution
Do not remove the card during picture
deletion. Damage to the “Memory Stick”
or PC Card may occur.
10
Press the EXIT button.
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
The LCD monitor display returns to the state
shown in step 4.
MENU
11
EXCUTE
12
Press the EXIT button.
The menu disappears.
Erasing Pictures during Playback
You can erase pictures shown on the LCD monitor during playback. However, protected pictures
cannot be erased.
1
1
•OFF
3~
5
The LCD monitor turns on.
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to PLAY.
2
4~6
2
Advanced Operations Erasing
The LCD monitor display returns to the menu.
EXIT
10~12
Press the EXIT button.
Press the MENU button.
The menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.
EXIT
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3
Select “Delete” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons.
PLAY MENU
Rotate
D.Zoom
Auto Play
Protect
Delete
PC Card INIT
ID Set
LCD Set
Display Set
4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The Delete menu is displayed.
5
Select “1 Shot” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and then press the EXECUTE button.
Delete
Advanced Operations Erasing
1 Shot
Select
All
The message "Do you delete this image?"
appears.
Note
To cancel erase, press the EXIT button.
6
Press the EXECUTE button.
Picture erasing begins.
When deletion is finished, the LCD monitor
returns to the state shown in step 4.
Caution
Do not remove the card during picture
deletion. Damage to the “Memory Stick”
or PC Card may occur.
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7
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
Press the EXIT button.
The LCD monitor display returns to the menu.
8
MENU
Press the EXIT button.
EXCUTE
The menu disappears.
EXIT
7, 8
Making it Impossible to Erase Important Pictures (Protect)
You can save pictures from being accidentally erased. This is called "protecting" the picture.
You can protect pictures when they are shown on the LCD monitor during playback.
1
•OFF
3~
5
The LCD monitor turns on.
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to PLAY.
2
4, 5
2
Press the MENU button.
The menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.
3
Select “Protect” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons.
PLAY MENU
Rotate
D.Zoom
Auto Play
Protect
Delete
PC Card INIT
ID Set
LCD Set
Display Set
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Advanced Operations Erasing
1
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4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The PROTECT menu is displayed.
PROTECT
1 Shot on/off
All on
All off
5
Choose “1 Shot on/off” using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons and then press the
EXECUTE button.
The chosen picture is protected, indicated by a P
on the LCD monitor.
Advanced Operations Erasing
P
PROTECT
1 Shot on/off
All on
All off
0001/00008
Notes
• When you perform the same operation on a
picture that has already been protected, the
protect function is removed.
• When you select “All on” or “All off” from
the PROTECT menu and press the EXECUTE
button, all the pictures are protected, or
protect is removed from all pictures.
6
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
Press the EXIT button.
The LCD monitor display returns to the menu.
MENU
7
Press the EXIT button.
EXCUTE
The menu disappears.
EXIT
6,7
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No.3
Advanced Operations Miscellaneous
Setting the LCD Monitor Display
You can set whether or not the LCD monitor displays necessary information for playback or taking a
picture, such as picture size or AF/AE frame.
1
1
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to CAM.
•OFF
3~
6
Note
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
In this section, setting the LCD monitor display is
explained while the power/mode dial is set to
CAM, but the same operation can be done while
the power/mode dial is set to PLAY.
2
4~6
EXIT
2
Press the MENU button.
3
Select “Display Set” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons.
CAMERA MENU
Custom
PC Card INIT
User File Save
New Folder
ID Set
File No. Mem
WB Flash
Date & Time
LCD Set
Display Set
4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The display set menu appears.
continued on next page
Advanced Operations Miscellaneous
The LCD monitor turns on, and the menu is
displayed.
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5
Select the item you want to set using the 4(UP)/
$(DOWN) buttons and press the EXECUTE
button.
The selected item is ready to change.
DISPLAY SET
Size/Qlty/Rotate
Folder/File Name
ID No.
Date/Time
Remaining Shot
Tv/Av/Evcomp
Frame
6
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
Select “on” or “off” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and then press the EXECUTE button.
Items which can be set are listed below:
Advanced Operations Miscellaneous
Size/Qlty/Rotate (Picture size/Picture quality/
Rotation)
Folder/File Name
ID No. (Keyword)
Date/Time
Remaining Shot
Tv/Av/Evcomp (Shutter Speed/Aperture/EV
compensation)
Frame
When each item is set to on or off, the LCD
display returns to the state shown in step 3.
If you want to change the settings of other items,
return to step 5 and repeat the same operation.
7
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
The LCD monitor display returns to the menu.
MENU
8
EXCUTE
EXIT
7, 8
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Press the EXIT button.
Press the EXIT button.
The menu disappears.
Adjusting Picture Display on the LCD Monitor
Adjusts picture display items such as contrast, brightness, and display range on the LCD monitor.
1
1
•OFF
3~
6
The LCD monitor turns on.
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the
power/mode dial to PLAY.
Note
2
4~6
In this section, adjusting the picture display is
explained while the power/mode dial is set to
PLAY, but the same operation can be done while
the power/mode dial is set to CAM.
EXIT
2
Press the MENU button.
The menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.
Select “LCD Set” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons.
PLAY MENU
Rotate
D.Zoom
Auto Play
Protect
Delete
PC Card INIT
ID Set
LCD Set
Display Set
4
Press the EXECUTE button.
The LCD set menu is displayed.
5
Select an item using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and then press the EXECUTE button.
You can set the chosen item.
LCD SET
Contrast
Bright
Color
Picture
Disp Area
Advanced Operations Miscellaneous
3
0
0
0
0
Normal
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6
Choose a value using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN)
buttons and press the EXECUTE button.
The items you can set are listed below:
Contrast, Bright, Color or Picture
Contrast, brightness, color density or picture
sharpness can be set within a -10 to +10 range (in
units of 1).
Disp Area (Display area)
When NORMAL is chosen, the picture is
displayed after being resized to fit the frame
100%.
When OVER is chosen, the picture is displayed
without being resized.
Advanced Operations Miscellaneous
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When the values for the chosen items have been
set, the LCD display returns to the state shown in
step 5.
If you want to set another item, repeat the same
operation from step 5.
7
•OFF
Press the EXIT button.
•CAM
•PLAY
The LCD monitor returns to the menu.
MENU
8
EXCUTE
Press the EXIT button.
The menu disappears.
EXIT
7, 8
Operating the Wireless Remote Control
Using the supplied wireless remote control RM-S7D, you can perform the same release button and
shift dial operations as on the camera unit.
The remote control is convenient when you want to take pictures away from the camera or for
playing back pictures on a television.
Release button
(Effective in CAM mode)
Send buttons
Send buttons function the
same as the shift dial on
the camera unit.
(Only play back pictures in
succession when used in
PLAY mode).
Note
Inserting the Battery into the Remote Control
1
Slide the battery cover in the direction of the 4
mark while pushing the cover.
continued on next page
Advanced Operations Miscellaneous
The self-timer lamp on the front of the camera lights up briefly as signals from the remote control are
received.
When you push the release button with the focus mode switch set to AF, the focus is automatically
set before the picture is taken. There is a short time lag from the time you press the release button
until the picture is taken.
If you want to take a picture without the time lag set the focus mode switch to MF. After manually
adjusting the focus, press the release button to take the picture.
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2
3
Advanced Operations Miscellaneous
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Insert a lithium button battery CR2025 into the
battery case, making sure the + (plus) side is
visible.
Return the battery cover to its original position.
Using a Wall Socket
To take or play back pictures without using a battery, plug the camera into a wall socket using the
battery charger AC-VQ800 (not supplied) and DC power cable DK-415 (supplied with the
AC-VQ800).
1
2
2
1
1
Connect the DC power cable and the AC power
cable to the battery charger.
Plug the AC plug from the power cable into the
wall socket.
3
3
Make sure the power/mode dial on the camera is
set to OFF.
AE-LOCK
R-REVIEW
•OFF
DISP
INDEX
LCD
•CAM
•PLAY
•OFF
•CAM
•PLAY
MENU
EXCUTE
EXIT
4
4
(a)
4
(b)
5
6
7
Remove the rubber from inside the battery cover.
Insert the DC power cable connector 4 mark side
first into the battery case until it locks firmly into
place.
Put the cable into the battery cover groove and
close the battery cover.
Advanced Operations Miscellaneous
6
Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the
4 mark (a), and open the battery cover (b).
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Menu Summary
There are three menus
in the camera: Shooting
Menu, Camera Menu,
and Playback Menu.
CAM
AE MODE
Program
Aperture
Shutter
Manual
CAM
FLASH
Auto
On
Off
External
Mode Menu
CAM
The menu for setting
shooting conditions. To
call up this menu, set the
power/mode dial to CAM,
turn the mode dial and press
the shift button.
PICTURE SIZE
1344x1024
640 x 480
X2 D.Zoom
CAM
QUALITY
CAM
WB-auto
Miscellaneous
0001/00172
No.1
Super
High
Middle
Low
+0.50EV
300
0
F3.4
CAM
WB MODE
Auto
Hold
Outdoor
Indoor
CAM
ISO MODE
50
100
400
CAM
USER FILE
____
No.0
No.1
No.2
No.3
__________
(reset)
1999-07-04
1999-07-04
1999-07-04
CAM
DRIVE
1Shot
Cont1
Cont2
Self Timer
Interval Rec
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Exposure Mode
Sets the exposure. Choose from Program
AE (Program), Aperture Priority AE
(Aperture), Shutter Speed AE (Shutter) or
Manual Exposure (Manual). → Page 52
Flash
Sets the flash. Choose from Automatic
Flash (Auto), On (On), Off (Off), or
External Flash (External). → Page 79
Picture Size
Sets the picture size. Choose from 1344 ×
1024, 640 × 480, or ×2 D. Zoom. → Page
54
Picture Quality Mode
Sets the picture quality. Choose from
Super, High, Middle, or Low. → Page 55
White Balance Mode
Sets the method of white balance
adjustment. Choose from Auto White
Balance (Auto), White Balance Hold
(Hold), Outdoor, or Indoor. → Page 58
ISO Sensitivity
Sets the ISO sensitivity. Choose from ISO
50, 100 or 400. → Page 60
User File
Resets setting content and reads the setting
content that has been saved as user files. →
Pages 64, 65
Shooting Method
Sets the shooting method. Choose from
Normal Shooting (1 Shot), Continuous
Shooting 1 (Cont1), Continuous Shooting 2
(Cont2), Self-Timer, or Interval Shooting
(Interval Timer). → Pages 83, 85, 86
CUSTOM
Power Save
on
Interval Rec Time
00:00:10
Review
off
Review Time
5 sec
Self-Timer
10 sec
Sharpness
Soft/Normal/Hard
Histogram
Manual/Auto
Frame
Beep
on
Card Initialization
Initializes the card inserted in the camera.
→ Page 30
PC CARD INIT
Camera Menu
The menu for setting the
shooting conditions and
functions of the camera.
To call up the camera
menu, turn the power/mode
dial to the CAM mode
position and press the
MENU button.
CAM
WB-auto
Initialize OK?
User File Save
Saves the content set by the mode dial and
the content set in the custom menu as user
files. Up to 3 user files can be saved. →
Page 64
USER FILE SAVE
No.1(User1)
No.2(User2)
No.3(User3)
1999-07-04
1999-07-04
1999-07-04
No.1
NEW FOLDER
Add
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Miscellaneous Settings
Sets each function of Auto Power Off,
Interval Shooting, Review, Self-Timer,
Sharpness, Histogram, Frame and Beep.
→ Page 74
+0.50EV
No.0002
Folder
OK?
New Folder
Creates folders in which to save pictures.
→ Page 66
0
F3.4
P No.99
ID SET
MODE Off
ID No. [0123456789012345]
END BS CLR SPC
0123456789!"#$%&'
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRS
TUVWXYZ*+,-./;:<=>? 100MIN
abcdefghijklmnopqrs
tuvwxyz@[¥]^_{ }
FILE NO. MEM
Memory
Start No.
No.99
off
00001
100min
WB FLASH
No.2
Flash Mode Internal/External
Interval
3 sec
Start
DATE & TIME
Set
Date Form
1999-07-04 20:45:58
yyyy-mm-dd
Keyword Setting
Attaches a keyword of up to 16 letters to a
picture. → Page 67
Choosing a Method to Attach a File Name
Selects whether to attach file names as
serial numbers for each card or to attach
file names as serial numbers that continue
even if a card is changed. Specifying a
starting number is possible. → Page 72
Miscellaneous
↓
CAMERA MENU
Custom
PC Card INIT
User File Save
New Folder
ID Set
File No. Mem
WB Flash
Date & Time
LCD Set
Display Set
300
No.2
White Balance Setting (with Flash
Use)
Adjusts white balance when using a flash.
→ Page 81
Date and Time Setting
Uses a clock built-in to the camera to
record the correct time and date.
→ Page 26
continued on next page
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LCD Monitor Picture Display Fine
Tuning
Adjusts picture display items such as
contrast, brightness, and display range on
the LCD monitor. → Page 101
LCD SET
Contrast
Bright
Color
Picture
Disp Area
0
0
0
0
Normal
DISPLAY SET
Size/Qlty/Rotate
Folder/File Name
ID No.
Date/Time
Remaining Shot
Tv/Av/Evcomp
Frame
Miscellaneous
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on
on
on
on
on
on
on
LCD Monitor Display Setting
Sets whether or not information necessary
for shooting or playing back a picture such
as picture size and Frame is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
→ Page 99
Picture Rotation
Rotates a picture 90° clockwise or counterclockwise, or 180° during playback. →
Page 88
ROTATE
90 cw
90 ccw
180
No.1
Picture Enlargement
Enlarges and displays a detail of a picture
during playback. → Page 89
Playback Menu
The menu for setting
different picture and
playback options. To call
up the menu, turn the
power/mode dial to the
PLAY position and press
the MENU button.
PLAY
0001/00001
Auto Play
Start
Interval Time 2 sec
No.1
Protect
Saves important pictures from being
accidentally erased. This is called
"protecting" the picture. → Page 97
PROTECT
1 Shot on/off
All on
All off
99-07-04
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Automatic Cycle Viewing
Pictures are played back one by one,
automatically, on the screen. → Page 41
Erasing Pictures
Erases unnecessary pictures saved on a
card. → Page 92
Delete
1 Shot
Select
All
Card Initialization
Initializes the card inserted in the camera.
→ Page 30
PC CARD INIT
Miscellaneous
↓
PLAY MENU
Rotate
D.Zoom
Auto Play
Protect
Delete
PC Card INIT
ID Set
LCD Set
Display Set
Initialize OK?
ID SET
P No.99
ID No. [0123456789012345]
END BS CLR SPC
0123456789!"#$%&'
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRS
TUVWXYZ*+,-./;:<=>? 100MIN
abcdefghijklmnopqrs
tuvwxyz@[¥]^_{ }
Keyword Setting
Attaches a keyword of up to 16 letters to a
picture. → Page 67
0001/00009
LCD SET
Contrast
Bright
Color
Picture
Disp Area
0
0
0
0
Normal
LCD Monitor Picture Display Fine
Tuning
Adjusts picture display items such as
contrast, brightness, and display range on
the LCD monitor. → Page 101
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109 GB
DISPLAY SET
Size/Qlty/Rotate
Folder/File Name
ID No.
Date/Time
Remaining Shot
Tv/Av/Evcomp
Frame
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on
on
on
on
on
on
on
LCD Monitor Display Setting
Sets whether or not necessary information
for picture taking or playback, such as
picture size or Frame, is displayed on the
LCD monitor. → Page 99
Maintenance
Maintenance of the Camera Surface
If the camera surface gets dirty, lighty wipe with a dry cloth. If the camera is very dirty, wipe with a
cloth moistened with a small amount of neutral detergent and wipe dry.
• When using a chemical cleaning cloth, follow the manufacturer's instructions.
• Do not use volitile liquids such as alcohol, thinner or benzine on the camera surface.
They will remove paint from the surface finish.
Maintenance of the Lens Surface
Remove dust on the lens surface with a blower brush or soft cloth. If the lens is very dirty, wipe
gently with a soft cloth or lens cleaning tissue, taking care not to scratch the lens surface.
Condensation
Condensation may form on the lens when the camera is brought from a cold place to a warm place.
There is no warning indicator to signal condensation on the lens. If you detect moisture, turn off the
power and wait about one hour for the condensation to dissipate.
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Symptom
Auto focus does not work.
Cause
Corrective Action
Set the AF switch to AF
(auto focus).
Pictures are being taken in
conditions where auto focus
does not work.
Manually set the focus.
(page 38)
Picture is dark.
Subject is backlit. There is
insufficient light.
Correct the brightness.
(page 57)
When shooting a bright
subject, vertical lines appear
on the picture.
These lines are called
"smears."
The camera is not
malfunctioning.
Black dots appear on LCD
monitor or red, blue, and green
dots cannot be erased.
Extremely precise technology
is being used for the liquid
crystal display.
The camera is not
malfunctioning. The dots will
not be recorded.
LCD display in the viewfinder
is blurry.
The eyesight level is not
properly adjusted.
Adjust the viewfinder focus to
suit your eyesight. (page 34)
Picture is improperly exposed.
EV compensation is set.
Set the EV compensation to
+/- 0 and try shooting again.
(page 57)
The camera is in shutter speed
priority AE mode and has been
set to an inappropriate speed.
Change the shutter speed to a
more suitable speed using the
shift dial. (page 52)
Picture is improperly exposed
when using the flash.
The flash is too far from the
subject.
Use the flash within a range of
approx. 1.0 m to 2.5 m.
The flash does not work.
There is enough light, and the
flash is not necessary. (when
the flash is set to “Auto”)
When you want the flash to
always go off, set it to “On”.
(page 79)
The flash is set to “Off”.
Set the flash to “Auto” or “On”.
(page 79)
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Miscellaneous
AF switch is set to MF
(manual focus)
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Symptom
Picture is not recorded when
you press the release button.
Cause
Corrective Action
A card is not inserted in the
camera.
Insert a card in the camera.
(page 29)
There are no more remaining
shots.
Insert a new card.
Change the picture quality or
erase unnecessary pictures.
Check the remaining shot
number and try again. (pages
55, 92)
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Files names for pictures
recorded on the card have
reached 99999.
Install a new card and specify a
starting number other than
99999.
Vertical lines appear around
lights or candle flames, etc.,
shot against a dark background.
This occurs when there is a
strong contrast between the
background and the subject.
The camera is not
malfunctioning.
Auto focus does not work
when shooting at night.
Auto focus may not work
when taking pictures at night,
or if the subject is dark.
Manually set the focus.
Camera will not play back.
Power/mode dial is not set to
PLAY.
Set the power/mode dial to
PLAY.
The battery needs to be
charged.
Charge the battery pack.
(page 23)
There are no pictures saved
on the card.
Take a picture and save it on
the card.
Cannot erase a picture.
The picture is protected or the
card itself is write-protected.
Cancel the protect function.
(page 97)
If the card is write protected,
turn the write-protect switch to
OFF.
There is interference on the
picture or LCD monitor.
The camera is near equipment
with strong electromagnetic
radiation, such as a TV.
Move the camera away from
such equipment.
Warning Indicators
LCD Monitor
The following warning indicators appear on the LCD monitor.
Low Battery Charge Indicator
When the battery voltage becomes low, the remaining
battery time indicator on the LCD monitor changes to the
indicator.*
* When using the AC power adaptor/charger, this
indicator does not appear.
CARD FULL
No Shot Available
If you press the release button when the picture file on
the card is full, the message CARD FULL is displayed in
red for 4 seconds.
To remove this indicator, erase pictures from the file or
insert a new card.
Miscellaneous
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LCD Panel
The following warning indicators appear on the LCD panel.
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EV Indicator
The letters EV appear whenever EV compensation mode
is on.
When EV compensation is turned to +/- 0.0, the indicator
does not appear.
Auto Focus Off Indicator
When the AF switch is turned to MF (manual focus), the
MF indicator appears.
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Error Messages
The following messages are displayed on the camera's LCD monitor or LCD panel or in the
viewfinder. Refer to list below for the meaning of the error message.
Message on
LCD Panel or Message on LCD Monitor
in Viewfinder
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Meaning and Corrective Action
Card
NO CARD
A card is not inserted.
→ Insert a card into the camera. (page 29)
Full
CARD FULL
The maximum number of pictures has been
recorded on the card.
→ Erase unnecessary pictures (page 92) or
insert a new card. (page 29)
Err03
IMAGE FULL
Number of created files on the card has reached
9999.
→ Erase unnecessary files (page 87) or insert a
new card. (page 29)
Err04
IMAGE NO. FULL
Picture file names have reached 99,999.
→ Format card to save pictures on the computer
(page 30) or insert a new card (page 29) and
make sure the start number is not set to 99,999.
(page 72)
Err05
FOLDER FULL
The maximum number of folders has been
reached.
→ The maximum number of folders possible is
510. (page 66)
Err06
FOLDER NO. FULL
Folder names have reached 9,999.
→ Numbers above 9,999 cannot be attached to
folder names.
Err08
ONLY 1 IMAGE
A card which had one or fewer pictures on it
was attempted to be played back in cycle
viewing mode.
→ After taking at least 2 pictures (page 34), try
cycle viewing again. (page 40)
Err09
PROTECTED
A protected picture was attempted to be erased.
→ Cancel protect and try again. (page 97)
Err10
WRITE PROTECT
A picture was attempted to be taken or erased
on a write-protected card.
→ Set the write-protect switch on the card to
OFF and take or erase the picture.
Err11
NO ROTATION INFO
Rotation was attempted on a picture that was not
recorded by the camera.
→ Only pictures recorded by the camera can be
rotated. (page 88)
Message on
LCD Panel or Message on LCD Monitor
in Viewfinder
Meaning and Corrective Action
NO ID INFO
A keyword was attempted to be added to a
picture that was not recorded by the camera.
→ Keywords can only be added to pictures
recorded by the camera. (page 67)
Err13
DATE & TIME NOT SET
The lithium button battery used to maintain the
internal clock has run out.
→ Contact your nearest Sony dealer or Sony
Customer Service. (page 27)
Err14
FORMAT ERROR
A card that cannot be used in the camera is
inserted.
→ Initialize the card in the camera (page 30), or
insert a card that can be used. (page 28)
Err15
READ ERROR
A picture that has not been recorded by the
camera or has damaged data is attempted to be
played back.
→ Play back a picture recorded by the camera
or that is undamaged.
Err16
WRITE ERROR
The picture could not be recorded properly on
the card.
→ Retake the picture.
––––
BUSY
The card is being accessed. The indicator
disappears when access is complete.
→ Wait until the indicator disappears.
––––
NO IMAGE
A card on which no pictures had been recorded
was attempted to be played back.
→ Take pictures on the card and try again.
(page 34)
Miscellaneous
Err12
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Specifications
General
Power source
“InfoLITHIUM” battery NP-F550 or AC power
adaptor/charger AC-VQ800 (not supplied)
Power consumption
0.9 A, DC7.2 V when shooting
(with LCD monitor on)
0.6 A, DC7.2 V when playing back (with LCD
monitor on)
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
130× 100× 150mm
(51/5× 4× 6inches)(W×
Mass
H×
L)
820 g approx. (excluding the battery pack and
PC Card)
System
Camera type
Digital still camera
Picture quality modes
Super – TIFF (Non compression)
High, Middle, Low – JPEG (compression)
Recording medium
PCMCIA ATA TYPE II card
Miscellaneous
Sony “Memory Stick” (for use with Memory
Stick/PC Card Adapter)
Picture elements
1/2 inch single-plate, solid-state picture element
(all elements read)
Optical viewfinder
Focusing screen with built-in double imaging,
single ref type
LCD monitor
2.5" low-temperature, polysilicon TFT with
180,000 pixels
Minimum focal length
20 cm (focal distance for the whole area)
Total dot number: 1,500,000 pixels approx.
Aperture
F2 to F11 (wide angle)
F2.4 to F11 (telephoto) variable
Shutter speed
4 to 1/2000 sec.
In AE mode, ISO 50 1/4 to 1/2000 sec.
ISO 100 1/8 to 1/2000 sec.
ISO 400 1/30 to 1/2000 sec.
combined use mechanical shutter and electric
shutter
Continuous shooting speed
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Maximum 2 frames/sec. (Picture quality mode
is low, size is 640 × 480)
Lens
5× zoom
f = 5.2 to 26mm (equivalent to 28 to 140 for
35mm film cameras), 13 lens, 10 group, filter
diameter: 62mm
Photographic sensitivity
ISO 50, 100, 400
Focus control
CCD TTL auto/manual focus mechanism
Light Meter
Center-weighted average light metering/Spot
light metering, AE LOCK function
Exposure mode
Program AE, shutter speed priority AE, aperture
priority AE, manual exposure
EV compensation
–2 to +2 EV (0.25 EV increments)
Internal flash
External light sensor, self-adjusting system:
adjusts to all shutter speeds
Guide Number: GN10
Range: 1.0 to 2.5 meters approx. (ISO 100,
without EV compensation)
Flash modes: Auto/On/Off
White balance
Auto/One push hold/Indoor/Outdoor
Video output terminal
NTSC model: 1.0Vp-p 75Ω, unbalanced, sync
negative
PAL model:
Accessory shoe
1.0Vp-p 75Ω, unbalanced, sync
negative
For use with external flash
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Miscellaneous
Input/Output Terminals
121 GB
Accessories
Viewfinder cap (fitted on the lens, 1)
Lens cap (fitted on the lens, 1)
Video cable (1)
Wireless remote control (1)
“Memory Stick” (1)
Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor (1)
User's manual (1)
“InfoLITHIUM” battery NP-F550 (1)
Battery charger BC-V615 (1)
Neck strap belt BLT-10(H) (1)
PC Card/parallel port adaptor MSAC-PR1 (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Accessories (not supplied)
“Memory Stick”
Miscellaneous
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MSA-4A (4MB), MSA-8A (8MB), MSA-16A
(16MB)
Semi-soft case
LCM-D700
AC adaptor/charger
AC-VQ800
Index
A
AE-LOCK .............................................
Aperture .................................................
Aperture Priority AE ..............................
Auto Focus .............................................
Automatic Cycle Viewing ............... 40,
I
37
52
52
36
41
Index Display ......................................... 40
Initialization ........................................... 30
ISO (Photographic) Sensitivity .............. 60
K
Keyword ................................................ 67
B
Battery Cover Lock ............................... 25
Battery Indicator ......................... 115, 116
Battery Pack Charging Time .................. 23
Battery Pack Continuous Use Time ....... 23
Battery Pack Installation ........................ 24
Brightness
EV compensation ............................ 57
LCD Monitor ................................. 101
L
LCD Monitor ....................................... 101
LCD Set ............................................... 101
Lens Cap ................................................ 10
Light Meter Method .............................. 61
Lithium Button Battery ......................... 27
M
Date & Time Setting .............................. 26
Display Set ............................................ 99
P
C
Charging the Battery .............................. 23
Continuous Shooting ............................. 83
E
Enlargement ........................................... 89
Erasing a Picture .................................... 92
EV compensation .................................. 57
F
Focus Lock ............................................ 37
Folders ................................................... 66
Frame ..................................................... 21
PC Card ................................................. 28
Picture Quality Mode ............................ 55
Picture Size ............................................ 54
Playback ......................................... 40, 88
Power
Battery ...................................... 23, 24
Wall Socket ................................... 104
Power Save ............................................ 75
Program AE ........................................... 52
Protect Function .................................... 97
Index
D
Maintenance ........................................ 111
Manual Exposure ................................... 52
Manual Focus ........................................ 38
Memory Stick ........................................ 28
Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor ........... 28
Menus .................................................. 106
H
Histogram .............................................. 91
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R
W
Reading Setting Content ........................ 65
Remote Control ................................... 103
Resetting Settings Content .................... 63
Review Function .................................... 87
Rotation ................................................. 88
Warning Indicators .............................. 115
White Balance ....................................... 81
White Balance Adjustment .................... 58
Wireless Remote Control ..................... 103
S
Zoom ..................................................... 35
Index
Saving User Files ...................................
Self-Timer ..............................................
Semi-soft Case .......................................
Settings
Auto Power Off Function ................
Beep .................................................
Frame ...............................................
Histogram ........................................
Interval Shooting .............................
Review Function..............................
Self-Timer .......................................
Sharpness .........................................
Shooting Mode ......................................
Shutter Speed .........................................
Shutter Speed Priority AE .....................
64
86
33
74
74
74
74
74
74
74
74
52
53
52
T
Taking a Picture .............................. 34, 79
Taking Pictures
Continuous Shooting ....................... 83
Interval Shooting ............................. 85
Self-Timer ....................................... 86
Tripod .................................................... 19
Troubleshooting ................................... 112
V
Viewfinder Cap ......................................
Viewing by Index ...................................
Viewing in Succession ...........................
Viewing on a Television ........................
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31
40
40
45
Z
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