Canon 8157B001 Digital Camera User Manual

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Table of contents
Basic Operations
Using the shooting
functions
Digital Still Camera
Cyber-shot Handbook
Using the viewing
functions
Customizing the settings
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Before operating the unit, please read this
Handbook thoroughly together with the
“Instruction Manual” and the “Cyber-shot
Step-up Guide”, and retain them for future
reference.
Viewing images on a TV
Using your computer
Printing still images
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
© 2007 Sony Corporation
3-273-224-12(2)
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Notes on using the camera
Notes on the types of “Memory Stick”
that can be used (not supplied)
“Memory Stick Duo”:
you can use a “Memory
Stick Duo” with your
camera.
“Memory Stick”:
you cannot use a
“Memory Stick”
with your camera.
Other memory cards cannot be used.
• For details on “Memory Stick Duo”, see
page 121.
When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with
“Memory Stick” compatible equipment
Carl Zeiss lens
The camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss
lens which is capable of reproducing sharp
images with excellent contrast.
The lens for the camera has been produced
under a quality assurance system certified
by Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality
standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany.
Notes on the LCD screen and lens
• The LCD screen is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology so over
99.99% of the pixels are operational for
effective use. However, some tiny black and/or
bright dots (white, red, blue or green) may
appear on the LCD screen. These dots are a
normal result of the manufacturing process, and
do not affect the recording.
You can use the “Memory Stick Duo” by
inserting it into the Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor (not supplied).
Black, white, red, blue
or green points
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor
Notes on the battery pack
• Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using
the camera for the first time.
• You can charge the battery pack even if it is not
completely discharged. In addition, even if the
battery pack is not fully charged, you can use
the partially charged capacity of the battery pack
as is.
• If you do not intend to use the battery pack for a
long time, use up the existing charge and
remove it from your camera, then store it in a
cool, dry place. This is to maintain the battery
pack functions.
• For details on the usable battery pack, see
page 123.
• If water droplets or other liquids splash on the
LCD screen and make it wet, immediately wipe
off the screen with a soft cloth. Leaving liquids
on the LCD screen surface can harm the quality
and cause a malfunction.
• Exposing the LCD screen or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions. Be careful when placing the
camera near a window or outdoors.
• Do not press against the LCD screen. The screen
may be discolored and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Images may trail across on the LCD screen in a
cold location. This is not a malfunction.
• Be careful not to bump the lens, and be careful
not to apply force to it.
The images used in this Handbook
The images used as examples in this Handbook
are reproduced images, and are not actual images
shot using the camera.
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Table of contents
Notes on using the camera .......................................................................2
Features of the camera .............................................................................7
Storing – Storing images in the internal memory............................................... 7
Shooting – Automatic image management ....................................................... 8
Viewing – Viewing images in various ways ....................................................... 8
Sharing – Sharemark function ........................................................................... 9
Basic techniques for better images .........................................................10
Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully................................................... 10
Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity .......................................................... 12
Color – On the effects of lighting..................................................................... 13
Quality – On “image quality” and “image size” ............................................... 14
Flash – On using the flash ............................................................................... 16
Identifying parts .......................................................................................17
Indicators on the screen ..........................................................................18
Operate the touch panel..........................................................................23
Changing the screen display ...................................................................24
Basic Operations
Shooting images easily ...........................................................................26
Setting Image size/Self-timer/Flash mode/Macro recording ........................... 28
Setting Focus/Metering Mode/ISO/EV............................................................. 30
Viewing images .......................................................................................35
Selecting how to play back images ................................................................ 36
Using the SCRAPBOOK .................................................................................. 39
Deleting images.......................................................................................41
Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu........................................43
Menu items..............................................................................................46
Using the shooting functions
Switching the shooting mode ..................................................................47
Shooting images using Scene Selection .................................................48
Shooting menu ........................................................................................51
REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method
EV: Adjusting the light intensity
Focus: Changing the focus method
Metering Mode: Selecting the metering mode
White Balance: Adjusting the color tones
Color Mode: Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects
Flash Level: Adjusting the amount of flash light
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Red Eye Reduction: Reducing the red-eye phenomenon
Face Detection: Detecting the face of subject
SteadyShot: Selecting the anti-blur mode
Setup: Selecting the shooting settings
Using the viewing functions
Playing back images from the HOME screen ............................. 58
(Album List): Display the list of image groups
(Calendar): Display images on a calendar
(Slideshow): Playing back a series of images
(Memory Stick): Display images in Memory Stick
Viewing menu ..................................................................................... 61
(Add/Remove Favorites): Adding/Removing Favorites
(Add/Remove Sharemark): Adding/Removing the reservation to upload images on
the Web
(Remove Favorites): Removing Favorites
(Remove Sharemark): Removing sharemark to cancel the reservation to upload
images on the Web
(Retouch): Retouching still images
(Paint): Painting on still images
(Slideshow): Playing back a series of images
(Delete): Deleting images
(Protect): Preventing accidental erasure
(Album View): Return to Album screen
(Print): Printing images using a printer
(Rotate): Rotating a still image
(Import): Importing images
(Export): Exporting images
(Select Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images
(Volume Settings): Adjusting the volume
(Background): Changing the background
Painting or putting stamps on still images (Paint) ..................... 72
Customizing the settings
Customizing the Manage Memory feature and the Settings ........ 74
Manage Memory.......................................................................... 75
Memory Tool — Memory Stick Tool ................................................. 75
Format
Create REC.Folder
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Change REC.Folder
Mass Storage
Table of contents
Memory Tool — Internal Memory Tool .............................................77
Format
Settings ..........................................................................................78
Main Settings — Main Settings 1......................................................78
Beep
Function Guide
Initialize
Calibration
Main Settings — Main Settings 2......................................................80
USB Connect
COMPONENT
Video Out
Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 1 .........................................81
AF Illuminator
Grid Line
AF Mode
Digital Zoom
Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 2 .........................................83
Auto Orientation
Auto Review
Smile Level
Clock Settings ...................................................................................84
Language Setting..............................................................................85
Viewing images on a TV
Viewing images on a TV..........................................................................86
Viewing images by connecting the camera to a TV with the cable for multi-use
terminal (not supplied) .................................................................................... 86
Viewing an image by connecting the camera to an HD TV ............................ 88
Using your computer
Enjoying your Windows computer ...........................................................90
Installing the software (supplied).............................................................93
On the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied) ............................................95
Connecting to computers ........................................................................96
Using the “Music Transfer” (supplied) .....................................................99
Viewing “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”.....................................................100
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Printing still images
How to print still images ........................................................................ 101
Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer ............... 102
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting .................................................................................... 105
Warning indicators and messages........................................................ 116
Others
Using the camera abroad — Power sources ........................................ 120
On the “Memory Stick Duo” .................................................................. 121
On the battery pack............................................................................... 123
On the battery charger .......................................................................... 124
On “Cyber-shot Station” ........................................................................ 125
Index
Index ..................................................................................................... 127
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Features of the camera
Storing
Storing images in the internal memory
The camera has approximately 4 GB of internal memory and can store plenty of images. You
can load images from computers and play them back on the camera at anytime.
Let’s bring images stored in your computer outside with you!
• Use the supplied software “Picture Motion Browser”. For details, refer to “Picture Motion
Browser Guide”.
• Even if “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera, images will not be saved in
“Memory Stick Duo” until the capacity of the internal memory is full. To save images in
“Memory Stick Duo”, copy (export) the images in the internal memory to “Memory Stick
Duo” (page 70).
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Features of the camera
Shooting Automatic image management
This camera automatically classifies images into albums depending on the shooting intervals
and frequency.
You can search the images by albums for your convenience.
<Example>
1st album
2nd album
3rd album
Number of
images
Time (Date)
Viewing Viewing images in various ways
Favorites
You can choose your favorite images from the album and save them as your favorites
(page 61).
Scrapbook
When you press the SCRAPBOOK button, the images stored in the internal memory will be
played back with backgrounds. You can also change backgrounds and enjoy the playback
(page 40).
SCRAPBOOK button
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Features of the camera
Sharing
Sharemark function
The camera has the application “PMB Portable” embedded within. By saving images stored in
the camera as sharemarks, you can easily upload them on the Web using computers.
When you connect the camera and a computer with USB cable, “PMB Portable” will
automatically start up.
Uploading
To save images as sharemarks, see page 62.
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Basic techniques for better images
Focus
Exposure Color
Quality
Flash
This section describes the basics so you can
enjoy the camera. It tells you how to use
various camera functions such as the HOME
screen (page 43), the menus (page 45).
Focus
Focusing on a subject successfully
When you press the shutter button halfway down, the camera adjusts the focus automatically
(Auto Focus). Remember to press the shutter button only halfway down.
Do not fully press
the shutter button
straight away.
Press the shutter
button halfway AE/AF lock indicator
down.
flashing , lit/beeps
Then press the
shutter button
fully down.
When focusing is difficult t [Focus] (page 31)
If the image looks blurred even after focusing, it may be because of camera shake. t See
“Hints for preventing blur” below.
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Basic techniques for better images
Hints for preventing blur
The camera moved accidentally when you took the image. This is called “Camera shake”.
On the other hand, if the subject moved when you took the image, it is called “subject blur”.
Camera shake
Cause
Your hands or body shake while you hold the
camera and press the shutter button, and the entire
screen is blurred.
What you can do to reduce the blurring
• Use a tripod or place the camera on a flat, stable
surface to hold the camera steady.
• Shoot with a 2-second delay self-timer and
stabilize your camera by holding your arms
firmly at your side after pressing the shutter
button.
Subject blur
Cause
Even though the camera is steady, the subject
moves during the exposure so the subject looks
blurred when the shutter button is pressed.
What you can do to reduce the blurring
• Select
(High Sensitivity) mode in Scene
Selection.
• Select a higher ISO sensitivity to make the
shutter speed faster, and press the shutter button
before the subject moves.
Notes
• The anti-blur function is enabled in the factory default settings so that the camera shake is reduced
automatically. However, this is not effective for subject blur.
• Besides, camera shake and subject blur occur frequently under low-light or slow shutter speed
conditions, such as those encountered in
(Twilight) or
(Twilight Portrait) mode. In that case,
shoot with the above tips in mind.
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Basic techniques for better images
Exposure Adjusting the light intensity
You can create various images by adjusting the exposure and the ISO sensitivity. Exposure is
the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter.
Exposure:
Shutter speed = Length of time the camera receives
light
Aperture = Size of the opening allowing light to pass
through
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure
Index)
= Recording sensitivity
Overexposure
= too much light
Whitish image
The exposure is automatically set to the
proper value in the auto adjustment mode.
However, you can adjust it manually using
the functions below.
Correct exposure
Adjusting EV:
Allows you to adjust the exposure
determined by the camera (pages 25, 34).
Underexposure
= too little light
Darker image
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Metering Mode:
Allows you to change the part of the
subject to be measured to determine the
exposure (page 33).
Basic techniques for better images
Adjusting ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO sensitivity is a speed rating for recording media that incorporates an image sensor that
receives light. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on the ISO
sensitivity.
To adjust the ISO sensitivity, see page 34.
High ISO sensitivity
Records a bright image even in dark locations while increasing shutter
speed to reduce blur.
However, the image tends to become noisy.
Low ISO sensitivity
Records a smoother image.
However, when the exposure is insufficient, the image may become darker.
Color
On the effects of lighting
The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions.
Example: The color of an image affected by light sources
Weather/lighting
Daylight
Cloudy
Fluorescent
Incandescent
Characteristics of
light
White (standard)
Bluish
Green-tinged
Reddish
The color tones are adjusted automatically in the auto adjustment mode.
However, you can adjust color tones manually with [White Balance] (page 53).
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Basic techniques for better images
Quality
On “image quality” and “image size”
A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels.
If it contains a large number of pixels, the image becomes large, it takes up more memory, and
the image is displayed in fine detail. “Image size” is shown by the number of pixels. Although
you cannot see the differences on the screen of the camera, the fine detail and data processing
time differ when the image is printed or displayed on a computer screen.
Description of the pixels and the image size
1 Image size: 8M
3264 pixels × 2448 pixels = 7,990,272 pixels
2 Image size: VGA
640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307,200 pixels
Pixels
Selecting the image size for use (page 15)
Pixel
Many pixels (Fine
image quality and
large file size)
Few pixels (Rough
image quality but
small file size)
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Example: Printing in
up to A3 size
Example: An attached
image to be sent by
e-mail
Basic techniques for better images
The default settings are marked with
.
Image size
Usage guidelines
No. of images
8M
(3264×2448)
For prints up to A3(11×17")
3:2*1
(3264×2176)
Shoot in 3:2 aspect ratio
5M
(2592×1944)
For prints up to A4(8.5×11")
3M
(2048×1536)
For prints up to 10×15 cm
(4×6") or 13×18 cm(5×7")
VGA
(640×480)
Shoot at small image size for
e-mail attachments
16:9*2
(1920×1080)
Shoot in HDTV aspect ratio
Printing
Less
Fine
More
Rough
*1 Images are recorded in 3:2 aspect ratio, same as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
*2 Both edges of the image may be cut off when printing (page 113).
Movie image size
Frame/Second
Usage guidelines
640(Fine)
(640×480)
Approx. 30
Shoot high quality movie for display on TV
640(Standard)
(640×480)
Approx. 17
Shoot standard quality movie for display on
TV
Approx. 8
Shoot at small image size for e-mail
attachments
320 (320×240)
• The larger the image size, the higher the image quality.
• The higher the number of frames per second, the smoother the playback image.
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Basic techniques for better images
Flash
On using the flash
The eyes of the subject may come out red, or fuzzy white circular spots may appear when
using the flash. These phenomena can be reduced by taking the following steps.
The “Red-eye phenomenon”
Pupils become dilated in dark environments. Flash light is reflected off the blood vessels at the
back of the eye (retina), causing the “red-eye” phenomenon.
Camera
Eye
Retina
How can the “Red-eye phenomenon” be reduced?
• Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] (page 56).
• Select
(High Sensitivity)* mode in Scene Selection (page 48). (The flash is turned off automatically.)
• When the eyes of the subject turn out red, correct the image with [Retouch] on the viewing menu
(page 64) or with the supplied software “Picture Motion Browser”.
The “White circular spots”
This is caused by particles (dust, pollen, etc.) floating close to the lens. When they are
accentuated by the camera’s flash, they appear as white circular spots.
Camera
Subject
Particles (dust,
pollen, etc.) in
the air
How can the “White circular spots” be reduced?
• Light the room and shoot the subject without a flash.
• Select
(High Sensitivity)* mode in Scene Selection. (The flash is turned off automatically.)
* Even though you selected
(High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection, the shutter speed might be
slower under low-light conditions, or in a dark place. In that case, use a tripod or hold your shooting arms
firmly at your side after pressing the shutter button.
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Identifying parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
Bottom
A POWER lamp
B POWER button
C Shutter button (27)
D Flash (29)
E Microphone
F Lens
G Self-timer lamp (28)/Smile shutter lamp
(50)/AF illuminator (81)
H Lens cover
A Speaker
B
(Playback) button (35)
C SCRAPBOOK button (39)
D LCD screen/Touch panel (23, 24)
E Hook for wrist strap
F T/W (Zoom) button (28)
G Tripod receptacle
• When a tripod has screws longer than
5.5 mm (7/32 inch), you cannot firmly
secure the camera. Forcing the screws to
secure may damage the camera.
H Battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover
I Battery eject lever
J “Memory Stick Duo” slot
K Access lamp
L Multi connector
Used in the following situations:
• Making a USB connection between the
camera and the computer.
• Making a connection to audio/video input
jacks on a TV.
• Making a connection to a PictBridge
compliant printer.
M Battery insertion slot
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Indicators on the screen
Touch [DISP] on the screen to change to
the display selection screen (page 24).
See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
When shooting still images
Screen operation
You can change the settings by touching the
following: 1, 2, 3.
• Touching an icon displays the guide about
the touched item. To hide this guide,
touch [?] (page 23).
A
Display
Indication
HOME
Displays the HOME screen.
Image size settings (15)
Self-timer settings (28)
Shooting mode settings
(47)
Shooting mode (Scene
Selection) settings (48)
• Touch
in the shooting
mode settings to select the
Scene Selection mode.
When shooting movies
MENU
Displays the MENU screen.
B
Display
Indication
BACK
Backs to the previous
screen.
This cancels the focusing
on the subject selected by
the touch operation.
Flash mode settings (29)
Macro/Close focus settings
(30)
DISP
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Changes the screen display.
Indicators on the screen
C
Display
0.5m 1.0m
3.0m 7.0m
Display
Vibration warning
AF mode/focus preset
settings (31, 32)
• Indicates vibration may
prevent you from shooting
clear images due to
insufficient lighting. Even if
the vibration warning
appears, you can still shoot
images. However, we
recommend that you turn on
the anti-blur function, using
the flash for better lighting
or using a tripod or other
means to stabilize the
camera (page 11).
Metering mode settings
(33)
ISO number settings (34)
+2.0EV
Exposure Value settings
(34)
Screen indicators
Screen indicators 4 to 6 show the
current setting status.
D
Display
Indication
Indication
Indication
E
Display
Indication
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display
(116)
Battery remaining
Self-timer (28)
Smile shutter (number of
still images)
96
Number of recordable
images
Zoom scaling (28, 82)
00:25:05
Recordable time (h:m:s)
Red-eye reduction (56)
Flash level (55)
Recording mode (51)
Flash charging
SteadyShot (57)
• Displayed when the shutter
button is pressed halfway
down in the default settings.
Recording Media
(internal memory,
“Memory Stick Duo”)
BRK
±1.0
Face Detection (56)
Touch AF indicator (26)
White balance (53)
Color mode (54)
Recording folder (75)
• This does not appear when
using internal memory.
AF range finder frame (31)
AF illuminator (81)
Low battery warning (116)
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Indicators on the screen
Display
Indication
Histogram (24)
Flash mode (29)
• When [Display Setup] is set
to [Image Only], the current
settings are displayed.
Macro/Close focus (30)
• When [Display Setup] is set
to [Image Only], the current
settings are displayed.
F
Display
Indication
z
AE/AF lock (27)
NR slow shutter
• When the shutter speed
becomes slower than a
certain speed in low light
conditions, the NR (Noise
Reduction) slow shutter
function is activated
automatically to reduce the
image noise.
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125
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture value
ISO400
ISO number (34)
+2.0EV
Exposure Value (34)
Standby
REC
Standby a movie/Recording
a movie
0:12
Recording time (m:s)
Indicators on the screen
When playing back still images
B
Display
Indication
Adjusts the volume (35)
/
Playback zoom (36)
Turns v/V/b/B on/off
N
Playback
x
Stop
Displays the previous/next
image.
DISP
When playing back movies
Changes the screen display.
Screen indicators
Screen indicators 3 to 5 show the
current setting status.
C
Display
Indication
Battery remaining
Favorites
Sharemark
Check mark
Protect (67)
Playback zoom (36)
Screen operation
You can change the settings by touching the
following: 1, 2.
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display
(116)
A
Display
Indication
HOME
Displays the HOME screen.
Changes to index mode.
Playbacks the slide show.
Deletes the image.
MENU
Displays the MENU screen.
Selects the playback folder.
Returns to the single image
screen from the index
screen.
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Indicators on the screen
D
Display
E
Indication
Display
Playback Media
(internal memory,
“Memory Stick Duo”)
125
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture value
Playback folder (71)
ISO400
ISO number (34)
+2.0EV
Exposure Value (34)
• This does not appear when
using internal memory.
8/8
Indication
Low battery warning (116)
Metering mode (33)
Image number/Number of
images recorded in selected
folder
Flash
White balance (53)
Changing folder (71)
• This does not appear when
using internal memory.
N
Recording folder (75)
• This does not appear when
using internal memory.
PictBridge connecting
(104)
• Do not disconnect the USB
cable while the icon is
displayed.
Image size (15)
Playback (35)
Playback bar
0:00:12
Counter
DSC00123
File number
(internal memory)
101-0012
Folder-file number (71)
(“Memory Stick Duo”)
2007 1 1
9:30 AM
Recorded date/time of the
playback image
Histogram (24)
•
PictBridge connecting
(102)
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appears when histogram
display is disabled.
Operate the touch panel
This LCD screen also displays the buttons for operating the camera (touch panel).
Touch panel
1 Lower the lens cover to turn on the power.
The buttons appear on the screen.
2 Touch the buttons on the screen lightly with your finger.
On the touch panel buttons
• When the item you want to set is not on the screen, touch v/V to change the page.
• You can return to the previous screen by touching [BACK].
• Touching [?] displays the guide about the touched item. To hide this guide, touch [?] again.
[?]
•
•
•
•
To operate the touch panel, press it lightly with your finger or the supplied paint pen.
Do not press the touch panel with any pointed object other than the supplied paint pen.
Do not press against the LCD screen more than necessary.
When the top right of the screen is touched while shooting, the icons will momentarily
disappear. Taking your finger off the screen will make the icons reappear.
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Changing the screen display
Touch [DISP] on the screen to change to
the display selection screen.
• In index mode, you can set the number of
images displayed.
• Settings other than [LCD Brightness] can be
made separately for shooting and playback.
[Display Setup]
This sets if the icons are displayed on the
screen.
Normal
Simple
DISP
Image Only
• [DISP] is displayed on the screen only when
shooting.
• During playback, touch the right or left side
of the screen to display the next/previous
image, and press the center to display the
guide.
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Changing the screen display
[LCD Brightness]
This sets the LCD brightness.
• When viewing images in bright outside light if
[LCD Brightness] is set to [Normal], reset to
[Bright].
However, the battery power may decrease faster
under such condition.
[Display Histogram]
This sets if a histogram is displayed on the
screen.
A
B
Dark
Bright
• The histogram also appears when playing back a
single image, but you cannot adjust the
exposure.
• The histogram does not appear in the following
situations:
While shooting
– When the menu is displayed.
– When recording movies
During playback
– When the menu is displayed.
– In index mode
– When you are using playback zoom.
– When you are rotating still images.
– During playback of movies
– When you are viewing by Album List.
– When you are viewing by Favorites list.
– When you are viewing by Sharemark list.
– When you are viewing by Calendar.
– When you are viewing by Scrapbook.
• A large difference in the histogram displayed
during shooting and playback may occur when:
– The flash strobes.
– The shutter speed is slow or fast.
• The histogram may not appear for images
recorded using other cameras.
A histogram is a graph showing the
brightness of an image. The graph display
indicates a bright image when skewed to
the right side, and a dark image when
skewed to the left side.
A Number of pixels
B Brightness
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Basic Operations
Shooting images easily
The following steps show you how to shoot images by using basic functions of the camera.
Shutter button
Touch panel
T/W (Zoom) button
1 Open the lens cover.
2 Hold the camera steady, keeping your arms at your side.
Position the subject in
the center of the focus
frame or touch the point
for focusing.
z You can touch the screen to select the point to bring into focus.
Touching the subject on the touch panel displays a frame, and then
pressing the shutter button halfway down brings the frame into focus. If
there is a face in the frame, in addition to the focus, the brightness and
hue are also automatically optimized.
•
is displayed if a face is detected in the touched position or
is
displayed if an object other than a person’s face is detected. Touch
to cancel this function.
• You cannot use this function when using the digital zoom and Close
focus mode.
• This function can be used only in
(Auto Adjustment) mode or
(Soft Snap) mode.
• If you touch outside the selectable focus range, the selectable range is
displayed.
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Shooting images easily
3 Shoot with the shutter button.
1Press and hold the shutter button halfway down to focus.
The z (AE/AF lock) indicator (green) flashes, a beep sounds, the indicator stops flashing and
remains lit.
2Press the shutter button fully down.
Basic Operations
AE/AF lock indicator
Shooting movies
Touch [HOME], then touch
(Shooting) t
(Movie Mode) (page 43).
Or, touch the shooting mode setting icon, then touch
(Movie Mode).
Shooting mode setting icon
If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on
• The shortest shooting distance is approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches). Shoot in the close-up (Macro) mode or
Close focus mode when you shoot a subject closer than the shooting distance (page 30).
• When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flash
slowly and the beep does not sound. In addition, the AF range finder frame disappears. Recompose the
shot and focus again.
Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
–
–
–
–
–
–
It is dark and the subject is distant.
The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
The subject is seen through glass.
The subject is moving quickly.
There is reflective light or shiny surfaces.
The subject is backlit or there is a flashing light.
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T/W Using the zoom
Press T to zoom, press W to undo the zoom.
• When the zoom scale exceeds 3×, the camera uses the Digital Zoom function.
For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality, see page 82.
• The camera zooms slowly while shooting a movie.
• When the Face Detect function is activated, you cannot use the Digital Zoom function.
• While using the Digital Zoom, you cannot focus by touching the screen.
Setting Image size/Self-timer/Flash mode/Macro recording
A
B
C
D
Changing the image size
Using the self-timer
Selecting a flash mode for still images
Shooting close-up
Changing the image size
Touch the image size setting icon on the screen. Touch the desired item, then [BACK].
For details on the image size, see page 14.
Image size setting icon
Using the self-timer
Touch the self-timer setting icon on the screen. Touch the desired item, then [BACK].
Self-timer setting icon
Self-Timer Off (
): Not using the self-timer
Self-Timer 10sec ( ): Setting the 10-second delay self-timer
Self-Timer 2sec ( ): Setting the 2-second delay self-timer
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When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and a beep sounds until the
shutter operates.
Self-timer lamp
.
Flash (Selecting a flash mode for still images)
Basic Operations
To cancel, touch
• Use the 2-second delay self-timer to prevent blur of an image. The shutter is released 2 seconds after you
press the shutter button, which reduces camera shake when the shutter button is pressed.
Touch the flash mode setting icon on the screen. Touch the desired item, then [BACK].
Flash mode setting icon
Flash Auto (
): Flashes when there is insufficient light or backlight (default setting)
Flash On ( )
Slow Synchro (Flash forced on) ( ): The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the
background that is out of flash light.
Flash Off ( )
• The flash strobes twice. The first flash adjusts the light quantity.
• While charging the flash,
is displayed.
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Macro/Close focus (Shooting close-up)
Touch the Macro/Close focus mode setting icon on the screen. Touch the desired item, then
[BACK].
Macro/Close focus mode setting icon
Macro Off (
Macro On (
)
): W side: Approx. 8 cm or farther (3 1/4 inches or farther), T side: Approx. 25 cm or farther
(9 7/8 inches or farther)
Close focus enabled (
): Locked to the W side: Approx. 1 to 20 cm (13/32 to 7 7/8 inches)
Macro
• Setting the zoom all the way to the W side is recommended.
• The in-focus range becomes narrow, and the subject may not be entirely in focus.
• The Auto Focus speed drops.
Close focus
•
•
•
•
•
Use this mode to shoot at even closer distances than
(Macro On) recording.
The optical zoom is locked to the W side and cannot be used.
You cannot shoot images in the Burst or Bracket mode (page 51).
You cannot use the Face Detection feature when you shoot images in the Close focus mode.
This mode is cancelled if you turn off the power or switch the mode to another one.
Setting Focus/Metering Mode/ISO/EV
The Focus, Metering Mode, ISO and EV icons appear only when the shooting mode is set to
(Program Auto).
A
B
C
D
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Changing the focus method
Selecting the metering mode
Selecting a luminous sensitivity
Adjusting the light intensity
Shooting images easily
Focus: Changing the focus method
You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode.
• When the shooting mode is set to
(Multi AF)
, [Focus] appears in [MENU].
Focuses on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame
automatically.
• This mode is useful when the subject is not in the center of the
frame.
AF range finder frame
indicator
(Center AF)
(Only for still image)
Basic Operations
AF range finder frame
(Only for still image)
Focuses on a subject in the center of the finder frame
automatically.
• By using together the AF lock function, you can compose the
image the way you want.
AF range finder frame
AF range finder frame
indicator
(Spot AF)
(Flexible Spot AF)
(Only for still image)
By moving the AF range finder frame to wherever you like on
the screen, you can focus on an extremely small subject or a
narrow area.
• To set the Flexible Spot AF, see page 32.
• This is useful when you shoot using a tripod and the subject is
out of the center area.
• When shooting a moving subject, take care to hold the camera
steady so that the subject does not deviate from the range finder
frame.
AF range finder frame
AF range finder frame
indicator
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0.5 m
1.0 m
3.0 m
7.0 m
Focuses on the subject using a previously set distance to the
subject. (Focus preset)
• Use “Focus preset” when it is difficult to get sharp focus with
automatic focusing, such as when shooting a subject through a
net or window.
(unlimited distance)
• AF stands for Auto Focus.
• Allow a margin of error in distance in the setting of “Focus preset”. Setting the zoom to the T side or
pointing the lens up or down will increase error.
• When you use Digital Zoom or AF illuminator, the AF range finder frame is disabled and appears in a
dotted line. In this case, the camera works to focus on the subjects at the center of the screen.
How to use the [Spot AF]
A Set the shooting mode setting icon to
(Program Auto), then touch [BACK].
B Touch the focus mode setting icon t
(Spot AF).
C Touch [BACK] to turn off the menu.
D Touch where you want to focus the shot.
• If you touch outside the selectable focus range, the selectable range is displayed.
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Metering Mode: Selecting the metering mode
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the
exposure.
• When the shooting mode is set to
, [Metering Mode] appears in [MENU].
Divides into multiple regions and measures each region. The
camera determines a well-balanced exposure (Multi-pattern
metering).
(Center)
Measures the center of the image, and determines the
exposure based on the brightness of the subject there (Centerweighted metering).
(Spot)
(Only for still image)
Measures only a part of the subject (Spot metering).
• This function is useful when the subject is backlit or when there
is strong contrast between the subject and the background.
Basic Operations
(Multi)
Spot metering cross
hairs
Positions on the subject
• For details on the Exposure, see page 12.
• When using spot metering or center-weighted metering, setting [Focus] to [Center AF] is recommended to
focus on the metering position (page 31).
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ISO: Selecting a luminous sensitivity
Low ISO sensitivity
High ISO sensitivity
Sets the ISO sensitivity.
(Auto)
You can reduce image blurring in dark locations or moving
subjects by increasing ISO sensitivity (select a larger
number). However, images tend to become noisier as the ISO
sensitivity number increases. Select an ISO sensitivity
number according to shooting conditions.
• For details on the ISO sensitivity, see page 13.
• You can select only from [ISO AUTO], [ISO 80] to [ISO 400] when set to Burst or Exposure Bracket.
• When shooting under bright conditions, the camera automatically enhances tones to prevent images
appearing pale (excluding when [ISO] is set to [ISO 80]).
EV: Adjusting the light intensity
Manually adjusts the exposure.
• When the shooting mode is set to
Toward –
,
or
, [EV] appears in [MENU].
Toward +
–2.0EV
Toward –: Darkens an image.
0EV
The exposure is determined automatically by the camera.
+2.0EV
Toward +: Brightens an image.
• For details on the Exposure, see page 12.
• The compensation value can be set in 1/3EV increments.
• If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, the exposure
adjustment may not be effective.
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Viewing images
The following steps explain how to view images stored in the internal memory.
(Playback) button
SCRAPBOOK button
To view images in “Memory Stick Duo”, touch
HOME screen (page 60).
(Playback zoom) button
(Memory Stick) in
(View Images) in
Basic Operations
/
Viewing a single image
1 Press
(Playback) button.
• If you press
(Playback) when the camera is powered off, the camera is turned on automatically
and set to playback mode. To switch to the shooting mode, press
(Playback) again.
2 Touch
(previous)/
(next) to select an image.
Movie:
Touch B to play back a movie.
Rewind/Fast forward: m/M (Touch B or x to return to normal playback.)
Volume control: Touch
, then adjust the volume with / .
Touch
again. The volume control bar disappears.
Stop: Touch x.
• Movies of image size [320] are displayed in a smaller size.
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Viewing images
Viewing an enlarged image (playback zoom)
Touch a still image while it is displayed to enlarge the corresponding area.
Touch
to zoom out.
v/V/b/B: Adjusts the position.
BACK: Cancels playback zoom.
: Turns v/V/b/B on/off.
• To store enlarged images, see [Trimming] (page 64).
You can also enlarge the image with the T/W (Zoom) button.
Shows the displayed area of the whole image
Selecting how to play back images
Images stored in the camera are separated into groups by events and played back as albums.
You can change how to play back images in the album to make the images easier to search.
Album List
Single Image
Index
Calendar
• You can move from the Album List screen to Favorites list or Sharemark list.
• You can name albums by using “Picture Motion Browser”. For details, refer to “Picture Motion Browser
Guide”.
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Viewing an index screen
When you touch
(Index) while viewing the image in single image screen, the image will
be displayed by each album in index mode.
Touch / to display the previous/next page. To return to the single image screen, touch the
thumbnail image.
(Index)
• If you touch [DISP] in index mode, you can set the number of images displayed in the index screen.
• You can switch the display from index screen to Calendar or Album Lists.
Basic Operations
DISP
Viewing by Album List
Touch the
(Album List) in the index screen to view images by the album list.
Move on/back the month with / and move on/back the album with / .
Touch the album to return to the index screen.
Album List
Album Name
Album/
Favorites/
Sharemark
Touch the following icons to switch the image group to display.
(Favorites) list
You can view images saved as Favorites.
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(Sharemark) list
You can load images saved as sharemarks to computers.
For details on how to make the settings, see pages 61 and 62.
• You can also view the album lists by selecting [Album List] in
(View Images) in HOME screen.
Viewing by Calendar
Touch the
(Calendar) in the index screen to view images by the calendar.
Move on/back the year with b/B and move on/back the month with v/V.
Touch the thumbnail image to return to the index screen of the album, which includes the
touched image.
Calendar
• You can also view the calendar by selecting [Calendar] in
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(View Images) in HOME screen.
Viewing images
Using the SCRAPBOOK
When an album is created in the camera, a scrapbook with the images in the album laid out on
a background is automatically created. Scrapbooks created in the camera can be only viewed
with the camera.
Basic Operations
SCRAPBOOK button
• Images saved in “Memory Stick Duo” cannot be viewed as scrapbooks.
1 Press SCRAPBOOK button.
Scrapbook list is displayed.
• Whether the power of the camera is off, the power will turn on when you press the SCRAPBOOK
button, and images will be played back in scrapbook mode.
v/V: Move on/back the album list.
/ : Move on/back the month.
2 Touch v/V, then touch the album you want to play back.
• Album name and date will be displayed on the cover (1st page) of scrapbook.
• You can change the background of scrapbook in the MENU screen when you select the cover.
• Cover image will not be shown in single image screen even if you touch it.
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3 Touch b/B to turn the page.
Date
Album Name
BACK: Return to scrapbook list.
b/B: Move to the page before or after.
: Turn the page automatically. Touch
the image to stop turning the page.
• The camera will automatically decide the position of the image to be displayed.
• Touch the image to view in single image screen.
To change backgrounds
A Touch [MENU].
B Touch [Background] t [Background].
Screen to change the theme will be displayed.
C Touch /
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to turn the page, and touch the desired background.
Deleting images
(Playback) button
Basic Operations
1 Press
(Playback) button.
2 Display the image you want to delete, then touch
(Delete).
3 Touch [OK].
When you delete images from the MENU screen
1 Touch [MENU] while displaying in single-image mode or in index mode.
2 Touch
(Delete).
3 Touch to select the desired deletion method from
(Whole Album).
(This Image),
(Multiple Images) or
When you select [This Image]
You can delete the selected image.
Touch [OK].
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Deleting images
When you select [Multiple Images]
You can select and delete multiple images simultaneously.
1 Touch the center of the image to put a check mark on the image you want to delete.
The
mark is checked in the check box of the image.
To cancel the deletion, touch the image again to deselect the mark.
Single Image
Index Display
• Touching
displays the index screen. At this screen, touch the thumbnail images to add a check mark
to the images you want to delete.
• Touching
at the index screen returns to single-image mode.
2 Touch
, and then touch [OK].
When you select [Whole Album] or [All In This Folder]
You can delete all the images in the selected album or folder.
Touch [OK].
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Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu
Using the HOME screen
The HOME screen is the gateway screen for all the functions of your camera, and can be
called up regardless of the mode setting (shooting/viewing).
1 Touch [HOME] to display the HOME screen.
Category
Basic Operations
Item
2 Touch the category you want to set.
3 Touch the item in the category you want to set.
• You cannot display the HOME screen when a PictBridge connection or a USB connection is made.
• The camera is set to the shooting mode by pressing the shutter button halfway down.
• Touch [×] or [BACK] to return to the previous screen.
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Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu
HOME items
Touching [HOME] displays the following items. Details on the items are displayed on the
screen by the guide.
Categories
Items
Shooting
Auto Adjustment (page 47)
Scene Selection (page 47)
Program Auto (page 47)
Movie Mode (page 47)
View Images
Album List (page 58)
Calendar (page 58)
Slideshow (page 58)
Memory Stick (page 60)
Printing, Other
Print (page 102)
Music Tool (page 99)
Download Music
Manage Memory
Settings
Main Settings
Main Settings 1 (page 78)
Beep
Initialize
Main Settings 2 (page 80)
USB Connect
Video Out
Shooting Settings
Shooting Settings 1 (page 81)
AF Illuminator
AF Mode
Shooting Settings 2 (page 83)
Auto Orientation
Smile Level
Clock Settings (page 84)
Language Setting (page 85)
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Format Music
Memory Tool
Memory Stick Tool (page 75)
Format
Create REC. Folder
Change REC. Folder
Mass Storage
Internal Memory Tool (page 77)
Format
Function Guide
Calibration
COMPONENT
Grid Line
Digital Zoom
Auto Review
Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu
Using the menu items
1 Touch [MENU] to display the MENU screen.
• Different items will become visible depending on the selected mode.
2 Touch the desired menu item.
Basic Operations
Touch [?] to hide the
function guide when
shooting (page 23).
• If the desired item is hidden, keep touching v/V until the item appears on the screen.
3 Touch the desired setting item.
• When
is displayed on the function guide during playback, touch
to confirm.
4 Touch [BACK] to turn off the menu.
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Menu items
The menu items available to set by touching [MENU] vary depending on the mode setting
(shooting/viewing).
Only items available to set will be displayed on the screen.
(
Selected mode:
Auto
Adjustment
Scene
Selection
Program
Auto
: available)
Movie Mode
Shooting menu (page 51)
*2
REC Mode
EV
*1
—
—
Focus*1
—
—
—
Metering Mode*1
—
—
—
White Balance
—
Color Mode
—
—
Flash Level
—
—
*2
*
Face Detection
SteadyShot
—
*2
Red Eye Reduction
2
—
—
—
—
Setup
*1 These icons will be displayed on the bottom of the screen when the shooting mode is set to
(Program Auto).
*2 The operation is limited according to the selected Scene Selection mode (page 48).
Viewing menu (page 61)
(Add/Remove Favorites)
(Add/Remove Sharemark)
(Remove Favorites)
(Remove Sharemark)
(Retouch)
(Slideshow)
(Protect)
(Print)
(Import)
(Select Folder)
(Background)
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(Paint)
(Delete)
(Album View)
(Rotate)
(Export)
(Volume Settings)
Using the shooting functions
Switching the shooting mode
You can switch the shooting mode on the HOME screen.
Shooting modes:
There are three shooting modes available for still images: Auto Adjustment,
Scene Selection, Program Auto; and there is one recording mode for movies.
The default setting is Auto Adjustment.
To switch the shooting mode to other than Auto Adjustment, follow the procedure
described below.
1Touch [HOME] to display HOME screen.
2Touch
(Shooting).
3Touch the desired mode.
• You can also change the shooting mode by touching the
shooting mode setting icon (page 18).
: Scene Selection
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene (page 48).
: Program Auto
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and
the aperture value). Also you can select various settings using the menu. (For details on the
functions available, see page 46.)
Using the shooting functions
: Auto Adjustment
Allows you to shoot still images with the setting adjusted automatically.
: Movie Mode
Allows you to record movies with audio.
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Shooting images using Scene Selection
Scene Selection modes
The following modes are preset to match the scene conditions.
High Sensitivity
Allows you to shoot images
without a flash under low light
conditions, reducing blur.
Landscape
Focuses only on a distant subject
to shoot landscapes, etc.
Hi-Speed Shutter
Smile Shutter
When the camera detects a smile,
the shutter is released
automatically. For details, see
page 50.
Soft Snap
Allows you to shoot images with a
softer atmosphere for portraits and
flowers, etc.
Twilight Portrait*
Allows you to shoot sharp images
of people with the night view in
the background without
compromising the atmosphere.
Allows you to shoot moving
subjects outdoors or in other
bright places.
• The shutter speed becomes
faster, so images shot in dark
places become darker.
Beach
Allows you to record the blue of
the water clearly when shooting
seaside or lakeside scenes.
Snow
Allows you to record clear images
preventing sunken colors in
snowy scenes or other places
where the whole screen appears
white.
Fireworks*
Allows you to record fireworks in
all their splendor.
Twilight*
Allows you to shoot night scenes
at far distance without losing the
dark atmosphere of the
surroundings.
* When you shoot images using
(Twilight Portrait),
(Twilight) or
(Fireworks) mode, the shutter
speed is slower and the images tend to blur. To prevent blurring, the use of a tripod is recommended.
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Shooting images using Scene Selection
Functions you can use in Scene Selection
For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of
functions is determined by the camera. Some functions are not available, depending on the
Scene Selection mode.
( : you can select the desired setting)
Macro/
Close
Focus
Face
Detection
Burst/
Bracket
/—
—
—
*
—
/—
—
—
—
—
Flash
White
Balance
—
/—
—/—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—/—
/
—
—
/—
/
—
—
/—
/
—
—
/—
/
—
—
—/—
Red Eye
Reduction
—
—
—
—
SteadyShot
Using the shooting functions
/—
EV
—
* [Flash] cannot be selected in [White Balance].
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Shooting images using Scene Selection
Shooting in Smile Shutter mode
A Press the shutter button all the way down.
The [ ] is displayed to indicate that the camera is at the capturing smile screen. When a
smile is detected, the shutter is released automatically. The smile shutter lamp will light
after shooting (page 17).
B Holding down the shutter button again exits the capturing smile screen.
• A maximum of six images can be taken. Shooting ends automatically when either the recording medium/
internal memory becomes full or six images is reached.
• If a smile is not detected, set the [Smile Level] (page 83).
• A smile cannot be detected unless a face is detected.
• Depending on the shooting environment, faces cannot be detected and the shutter may not function.
• A smile can be detected for only one person displayed in the face detection frame after pressing the shutter
button all the way down.
• If multiple faces are detected, the face touched before pressing the shutter button halfway down is given
priority. If no face is touched, the camera will select the primary subject for deciding which face is given
priority.
• The image may not be in focus if the distance between the camera and the subject is changed after
pressing the shutter button all the way down. The suitable exposure may not be obtained if the
surrounding brightness changes.
• Depending on the shooting situation, the camera may judge that the face is smiling and make the shutter
function, even if the face is not smiling.
z Hints for better capturing of smiles
A Do not cover the eyes with the bangs.
B Try to orient the face in front of the camera and be as level as possible. The eyes are
easier to detect when narrowed.
C Give a clear smile with an open mouth. The smile is easier to detect when the teeth are
showing.
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Shooting menu
For details on the operation 1 page 45
The available modes are indicated as shown below. For details on how to operate the menu,
see page 45.
You can select the mode displayed in white.
Available
Unavailable
Shooting mode (Auto Adjustment/Scene Selection/Program Auto) Movie Mode
The default settings are marked with
.
Selects whether the camera performs continuous shooting or not when you press the shutter button.
(Normal)
(Burst)
Does not shoot continuously.
Records up to 100 images in succession when you press and
hold down the shutter button.
• The flash is set to
BRK ±0.3EV
BRK ±0.7EV
BRK ±1.0EV
Using the shooting functions
REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method
(Flash Off).
Records a series of three images with the exposure values
automatically shifted (Exposure Bracket).
The larger the bracket step value, the larger the shift of the
exposure value.
• When you cannot decide the correct exposure, shoot in the
Exposure Bracket mode, shifting the exposure value. You can
select the image with the best exposure afterward.
• You cannot shoot in the Exposure Bracket mode, when the
shooting mode is set to
(Auto Adjustment).
• The flash is set to
(Flash Off).
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Shooting menu
For details on the operation 1 page 45
On the Burst
• When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of five images is recorded.
• The recording interval is approx. 0.51 seconds. The recording interval becomes longer, depending on the
setting for the image size.
• When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” is full, the Burst
stops.
• You may not be able to shoot images in the Burst mode depending on the Scene Selection mode (page 49).
On the Exposure Bracket
• The focus and white balance are adjusted for the first image, and these settings are also used for the other
images.
• When you adjust the exposure manually (page 34), the exposure is shifted based on the adjusted
brightness.
• The recording interval is approx. 0.51 seconds.
• If the subject is too bright or too dark, you may not be able to shoot properly with the selected bracket step
value.
• You may not be able to shoot images in the Exposure Bracket mode depending on the Scene Selection
mode (page 49).
EV: Adjusting the light intensity
Manually adjusts the exposure. This menu is the same as the item that you set by touching the
EV setting icon in
mode. See page 34.
Focus: Changing the focus method
You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode. This menu is the same as the item that you set by touching the Focus setting
icon in
mode. See page 31.
Metering Mode: Selecting the metering mode
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the
exposure. This menu is the same as the item that you set by touching the Metering Mode
setting icon in
mode. See page 33.
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Shooting menu
For details on the operation 1 page 45
White Balance: Adjusting the color tones
Adjusts color tones according to the surrounding light conditions. Use this function if image
color appears unnatural.
(Auto)
Adjusts the White Balance automatically.
Adjusts for outdoors conditions on a fine day, evening views,
night scenes, neon signs, fireworks, etc.
(Cloudy)
Adjusts for a cloudy sky or a shady location.
(Fluorescent Light 1)/
(Fluorescent Light 2)/
(Fluorescent Light 3)
Fluorescent Light 1: Adjusts for white fluorescent lighting.
Fluorescent Light 2: Adjusts for natural white fluorescent
lighting.
Fluorescent Light 3: Adjusts for day white fluorescent
lighting.
n (Incandescent)
Using the shooting functions
(Daylight)
Adjusts for places under incandescent lamp, or under bright
lighting, such as in a photo studio.
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Shooting menu
(Flash)
(Only for still image)
For details on the operation 1 page 45
Adjusts for the flash conditions.
• You cannot select this item when shooting movies.
• For details on the white balance, see page 13.
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you
select [Fluorescent Light 1], [Fluorescent Light 2] or [Fluorescent Light 3].
• Except in [Flash] mode, [White Balance] is set to [Auto] when you shoot images using the flash.
• Some options are not available depending on the Scene Selection mode (page 49).
Color Mode: Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects
You can change the brightness of the image, accompanied by effects.
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(Normal)
Sets the image to standard color.
(Vivid)
Sets the image to bright and deep color.
(Natural)
Sets the image to quiet color.
Shooting menu
For details on the operation 1 page 45
(Sepia)
Sets the image to sepia color.
(B & W)
Sets the image to black and white.
Flash Level: Adjusting the amount of flash light
Adjusts the amount of flash light.
(–)
Toward –: Makes the flash level lower.
Using the shooting functions
• You can select only [Normal], [Sepia] or [B & W] when shooting movies.
(Normal)
(+)
Toward +: Makes the flash level higher.
• To change flash mode, see page 29.
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Shooting menu
For details on the operation 1 page 45
Red Eye Reduction: Reducing the red-eye phenomenon
The flash strobes two or more times before
shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon when
using the flash.
(Auto)
When the Face Detect function is activated, the flash strobes
automatically to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
(On)
The flash always strobes to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
(Off)
Does not use Red Eye Reduction.
• To avoid blurring of images, hold the camera firmly until the shutter is released. It usually takes a second
after you press the shutter button. Be also sure not to allow the subject to move during this period.
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired effects. It depends on individual differences and
conditions, such as distance to the subject, or if the subject looked away from the pre-strobe. In such a
case, you can correct the red-eye using [Retouch] in the viewing menu after shooting (page 64).
• If you do not use the Face Detect function, Red Eye Reduction does not work, even when you select
[Auto].
• This setting is not available depending on the Scene Selection mode (page 49).
Face Detection: Detecting the face of subject
Selects whether to use the Face Detect function continuously or when the touch panel is
touched.
(Continuous)
Detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the focus, flash,
exposure, white balance and red-eye reduction settings
automatically.
Face Detection mark
Face Priority frame
Face Detection frame
Touching the face changes the Face Detection frame to the
Face Priority frame.
If the subject area you touch is not a face, the section near the
touched area is brought into focus.
(When touched)
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Touch the screen, and if a face is detected, operation is the
same as [Continuous].
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• When the Face Detect function is activated
– You cannot use the AF illuminator.
– You cannot use the Digital Zoom function.
• In
(Soft Snap) mode, the default setting is [Continuous].
• In the
(Smile Shutter) mode, the Face Detect function activates continuously.
• Up to 8 faces of your subjects can be detected. However, only up to 4 faces of your subjects can be
detected when you shoot images with
(Soft Snap).
• When the camera detects more than one subject, the camera will judge which is the main subject and set
focus by priority.
• The frame for which the focus is set will turn green by pressing the shutter button halfway down. All the
subjects at equal distance to the focused one are also focused, even if the frames do not turn green.
• Face Detection may fail, depending on the conditions.
• When the shooting mode is a mode other than
(Auto Adjustment),
(Smile Shutter) mode, and
(Soft Snap) mode, the Face Detect function is always off.
Selects the anti-blur mode.
(Shooting)
Activates the anti-blur function when pressing the shutter
button halfway down.
(Continuous)
Always activates the anti-blur function. You can stabilize
images even when zooming up a far subject.
Using the shooting functions
SteadyShot: Selecting the anti-blur mode
• Battery consumption is faster than in [Shooting] mode.
(Off)
Does not use anti-blur mode.
• In Auto Adjustment mode, [SteadyShot] is set to
(Shooting).
• For movies, you can set
(Continuous) or
(Off) only. The default setting is set to
(Continuous).
• The anti-blur function may not work properly in the following cases.
– When camera shake is too strong
– When the shutter speed is slow, for example, shooting night scenes
Setup: Selecting the shooting settings
Selects the settings for the shooting function. The items appearing in this menu are same ones
as those in
(Shooting Settings) in
(Settings) on the HOME screen. See page 44.
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Using the viewing functions
Playing back images from the HOME screen
You can select the ways to playback images.
1 Touch [HOME].
2 Touch
(View Images).
3 Touch the desired viewing method.
(Album List): Display the list of image groups
Separates the images stored in the internal memory in a list.
The images are separated by albums, favorites, or sharemarks.
(Calendar): Display images on a calendar
Separates images stored in the internal memory by the date and displays the thumbnail image
on a calendar.
(Slideshow): Playing back a series of images
1 Touch [Slideshow] on the HOME screen.
2 Touch [Start] to start playback.
• You cannot view images in “Memory Stick Duo” by slide show.
To adjust the volume of the music
Touch the panel to display the volume control screen, and then adjust the volume with / .
Or adjust from the (Volume Settings) on the MENU screen, before the playback starts.
• Touch [×] to turn off the volume control screen.
To end the slide show
Touch the panel, and then touch [Exit].
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Playing back images from the HOME screen
To change the setup
You can change the slide show settings.
1 Touch [MENU] t
(Slideshow) t
(Slideshow).
2 Touch the desired menu item.
3 Touch the desired setting, then touch [Start].
• You can change the settings by touching
The following items can be set.
The default settings are marked with
on the volume control screen.
.
Image
Album/Favorites/Sharemark
Plays back the images in the selected Album, Favorites or
Sharemark.
All
Plays back all the images in Album, Favorites or Sharemark
in order.
Simple
A simple slide show suitable for a wide range of scenes.
Nostalgic
A moody slide show reproducing the atmosphere of a movie
scene.
Stylish
A stylish slide show proceeding at a middle tempo.
Active
A high-tempo slide show suitable for active scenes.
Normal
A basic slide show switching images at a predetermined
interval.
Using the viewing functions
Effects
• Only still images are displayed when [Simple], [Nostalgic], [Stylish] or [Active] is selected.
• When [Normal] is selected, [Music] is fixed to [Off]. However, you can hear the sound of movies.
Music
The preset-Music differs depending on the effect you select. The music played is determined by
default according to the effect you select. You can custom set any music with any effect as
desired.
Music1
The default setting for a [Simple] slide show.
Music2
The default setting for a [Nostalgic] slide show.
Music3
The default setting for a [Stylish] slide show.
Music4
The default setting for a [Active] slide show.
Off
Setting for a [Normal] slide show. No Music available.
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Playing back images from the HOME screen
Interval
3 sec
Sets the display interval of images for a [Normal] slide show.
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
1 min
Auto
The interval is set to suit the selected [Effects] item.
The setting is fixed to [Auto] when [Normal] is not selected
as the [Effects].
Repeat
On
Plays back images in a continuous loop.
Off
After all the images have been played back, the slide show
ends.
z To add /change Music files
You can transfer a desired music file from your CDs or MP3 files to the camera to play back during Slide
show. You can transfer music using [Music Tool] in
(Printing, Other) on the HOME screen and the
“Music Transfer” software (supplied) installed on a computer. For details, see page 99.
• You can record up to four pieces of music on the camera (The four preset pieces (Music1 – Music4) can
be replaced with the ones you transferred).
• A maximum length of each music file for music play back of the camera is about 3 minutes.
• If you cannot play back a Music file due to damage or other malfunctions to the file, execute [Format
Music] (page 99) and transfer the music again.
(Memory Stick): Display images in Memory Stick
Displays the images saved in “Memory Stick Duo” in single image screen or index screen.
When playing back images in HOME screen, the image will first be displayed in index screen.
Single Image
Index Display
• If you touch [DISP] in index mode, you can set the number of images displayed in the index
screen.
• To return to the single image screen, touch the thumbnail image.
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Viewing menu
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This section explains the menu items available when you touch [MENU] in playback mode.
For details on how to use the menu, see page 45.
You can select the mode displayed in white.
Available Unavailable
Viewing mode (Album/Favorites/Sharemark/SCRAPBOOK/Memory Stick)
(Add/Remove Favorites): Adding/Removing Favorites
Select your favorite image and add/remove from groups as favorites.
Add or remove the image you selected as favorites.
(Multiple Images)
Select multiple images and add or remove them as favorites.
(Whole Album)
Select all the images in the album and add or remove them as
favorites.
1 Touch [MENU] while the image is displayed in single image screen or index screen.
2 Touch
(Add/Remove Favorites).
3 Touch
(This Image).
The screen to select where to add the image as favorites is displayed.
Using the viewing functions
(This Image)
4 Touch the folder of the group you want to add the image as favorites.
5 Touch
, then [OK].
To add multiple images as favorites
3 Touch
(Multiple Images).
The screen to select where to add the images as favorites is displayed.
4 Touch the folder of the group you want to add the images as favorites.
In single image screen:
5 Display the desired image to add as favorites with /
The
mark will be displayed on the selected image.
and touch the center of the image.
6 Continue to display the desired image to add as favorites with
image.
7 Touch
/
and touch the center of the
, then [OK].
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In index screen:
5 Touch the thumbnail image of the desired image to add as favorites.
The
mark will be displayed on the selected image.
6 Repeat step 5 if you want to add other images as favorites too.
7 Touch
, then [OK].
To add all images in album as favorites
1 Touch [MENU] while the image is displayed in index screen.
2 Touch
(Add/Remove Favorites).
3 Touch
(Whole Album).
To remove Favorites
Touch the image you want to remove the Favorites by taking the same steps as in “To add
multiple images as favorites”.
The
will disappear.
(Add/Remove Sharemark): Adding/Removing the reservation
to upload images on the Web
You can add/remove the reservation to upload images on the Web (Sharemark).
(This Image)
The reservation to upload the image selected on the Web will
be added/removed.
(Multiple Images)
The reservation to upload the multiple images selected on the
Web will be added/removed.
(Whole Album)
The reservation to upload all the images in the album on the
Web will be added/removed.
1 Touch [MENU] while the image is displayed in single image screen or index screen.
2 Touch
(Add/Remove Sharemark).
3 Touch
(This Image).
The screen to select where to add the image as sharemark is displayed.
4 Touch the folder of the group you want to add the image as sharemark.
5 Touch
, then [OK].
To add the reservation to upload multiple images on the Web
3 Touch
(Multiple Images).
The screen to select where to add the images as sharemark is displayed.
4 Touch the folder of the group you want to add the images as sharemark.
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In single image screen:
5 Display the desired image to add as sharemark with /
The
mark will be displayed on the selected image.
and touch the center of the image.
6 Continue to display the desired image to add as sharemark with
the image.
7 Touch
/
and touch the center of
, then [OK].
In index screen:
5 Touch the thumbnail image of the desired image to add as sharemark.
The
mark will be displayed on the selected image.
6 Repeat step 5 if you want to add other images as sharemark too.
7 Touch
, then [OK].
To add all images in album as sharemark
1 Touch [MENU] while the image is displayed in index screen.
3 Touch
(Add/Remove Sharemark).
(Whole Album).
To remove Sharemark
Touch the image you want to cancel the sharemark by taking the same steps as in “To add the
reservation to upload multiple images on the Web”.
The
will disappear.
(Remove Favorites): Removing Favorites
Using the viewing functions
2 Touch
You can remove the images saved as favorites from the favorites list.
(This Image)
Remove the image you selected from the favorites list.
(Multiple Images)
Select multiple images and remove them from the favorites
list.
(All In Favorites)
Remove all images within the selected favorites list.
(Remove Sharemark): Removing sharemark to cancel the
reservation to upload images on the Web
You can cancel the reservation to upload images on the Web (Sharemark).
(This Image)
Remove sharemark from the image you selected.
(Multiple Images)
Select multiple images and remove sharemark.
(All In Sharemark)
Remove sharemark from all of the images within the selected
sharemark list.
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(Retouch): Retouching still images
Adds effects or makes corrections to a recorded image and records it as a new file.
The original image is retained.
To retouch the still images
1 Select the images you want to retouch while displaying in single-image or index mode.
2 Touch [MENU].
3 Touch
(Retouch), then touch the desired mode.
4 Retouch the images by following the instructions for each retouching mode below.
• Touching
in the Retouch screen enables checking of the effects that are currently set (except for
(Trimming) and
(Red Eye Correction)).
• Images cannot be retouched while the camera is connected to a TV.
(Trimming)
Records the zoomed playback image.
1 Touch the image or press the T/W (Zoom) button to zoom in
on the trimming range.
2 Set the point with v/V/b/B, then touch
.
3 Select an image size with b/B, then touch
.
4 Touch [Save].
• The quality of trimmed images may deteriorate.
• The image size that you can trim may vary depending on the image.
(Red Eye Correction)
Corrects the red-eye phenomenon caused by flash.
After red eye correction is completed, touch [Save].
• You may not be able to correct the red-eye phenomenon depending
on the image.
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Viewing menu
(Soft Focus)
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Blurs the periphery around a chosen point to signalize a subject.
1 Touch the center point of the desired image to retouch, then
touch
.
2 Adjust the desired range to retouch with b/B, then touch
.
3 Select level of retouch with b/B, then touch
.
4 Touch [Save].
(Partial Color)
Surrounds a chosen point in monochrome to signalize a subject.
(Fisheye Lens)
Applies a fisheye effect around a chosen point.
Using the viewing functions
1 Touch the center point of the desired image to retouch, then
touch
.
2 Adjust the desired range to retouch with b/B, then touch
.
3 Touch [Save].
1 Touch the center point of the desired image to retouch, then
touch
.
2 Select level of retouch with b/B, then touch
.
3 Touch [Save].
(Cross Filter)
Adds starburst effects to light sources.
1 Adjust the desired length to retouch with b/B, then touch
.
2 Select level of retouch with b/B, then touch
.
3 Touch [Save].
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Viewing menu
(Radial Blur)
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Decides the center point for expressing movement in the still
image.
1 Touch the center point of the desired image to retouch, then
touch
.
2 Adjust the desired range to retouch with b/B, then touch
.
3 Touch [Save].
(Retro)
This softens the image by blurring the focus and lowering the
surrounding light so that it appears as if it was taken by an old
camera.
1 Adjust the desired range to retouch with b/B, then touch
2 Select the level of retouch with b/B, then touch
.
3 Touch [Save].
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(Paint): Painting on still images
Paints characters or graphics on the still images, then saves them as new image.
See page 72.
(Slideshow): Playing back a series of images
Touch [MENU] t
See page 58.
(Slideshow) t
(Slideshow).
To play back a slide show from the index screen
Touch
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(Slideshow) and then touch the image from which you want to start the slide show.
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(Delete): Deleting images
Selects and deletes images on the single-image screen or the index screen, see page 41.
(This Image)
Deletes the image that is now selected.
(Multiple Images)
Selects and deletes multiple images.
(Whole Album)
Deletes all the images in the selected album.
(All In This Folder)
Deletes all the images in the selected folder in “Memory Stick
Duo”.
(Protect): Preventing accidental erasure
Protects images against accidental erasure.
The
(Protect) indicator appears on the protected image.
Protects/unlocks the currently selected image.
(Multiple Images)
Selects and protects/unlocks multiple images.
(Select All in Album)
Protects all the images in the selected album.
(Remove All in Album)
Unlocks all the images in the selected album.
To protect an image
1 Display the image you want to protect.
2 Touch [MENU] to display the menu.
3 Display
4 Touch
Using the viewing functions
(This Image)
(Protect) by touching v/V, then touch it.
(This Image).
To select and protect images
1 Touch [MENU] in single-image mode or in index mode.
2 Display
3 Touch
(Protect) by touching v/V, then touch it.
(Multiple Images).
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In single-image mode:
4 Use
The
/ to display the image to be protected, and then touch the center of that image.
is attached to the selected image.
5 Touch
6 Touch
/
to display other images you want to protect, then touch the center of that image.
t [OK].
In index mode:
4 Touch the thumbnail image you want to protect.
The
is attached to the selected image.
5 To protect other images, repeat step 4.
6 Touch
• Touch
t [OK].
on the index screen to return to the single-image screen.
To select all the images in the album
1 Touch [MENU] in index mode.
2 Display
(Protect) by touching v/V, then touch it.
3 Touch
(Select All in Album).
All the images in the selected album are protected.
• Protection cannot be set when there are more than 100 files in an album. In this case, set the protection
from [Multiple Images].
To cancel the protection
Select the image for which you want to cancel protection, and unlock it by performing the
same procedure to protect it.
(Protect) indicator disappears.
• Touch
(Remove All in Album) to unlock all the images in the album.
• Note that the formatting erases all the data stored in the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo”, even if
the images are protected, and these images cannot be restored.
• It may take some time to protect an image.
(Album View): Return to Album screen
Return from either Favorites or Sharemark screen to Album screen.
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Viewing menu
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(Print): Printing images using a printer
Printing images shot with the camera.
See page 102.
(This Image)
You can print the image selected.
(Multiple Images)
You can select and print multiple images.
(Whole Album)
You can print all images in Album which is being selected.
(Rotate): Rotating a still image
Rotates a still image.
2 Touch [MENU] to display the menu.
3 Display
4 Touch
(Rotate) by touching v/V, then touch it.
(Rotate).
5 Touch [
] to rotate the image.
Using the viewing functions
1 Display the image to be rotated.
6 Touch [OK].
• You cannot rotate protected images or movies.
• You may not be able to rotate images shot with other cameras.
• When viewing images on a computer, the image rotation information may not be reflected depending on
the software.
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(Import): Importing images
You can copy (import) images in “Memory Stick Duo” to the internal memory.
(This Image)
You can copy the selected image from “Memory Stick Duo” to
the internal memory.
(All In This Folder)
You can copy all the images in the folder from “Memory Stick
Duo” to the internal memory.
• Images that can be played back on the camera will be imported.
• Each time you import images, a new album will be created as the date you imported.
• Images which the image size is larger than [8M] cannot be played back on the camera, even
if imported.
• Use a battery fully charged. Copying images while using a battery with low charge may
cause data transfer failure or cause damage to the data, due to running out of the battery.
• Images shot by another camera may not be able to play back.
(Export): Exporting images
You can copy (export) images in the internal memory to “Memory Stick Duo”.
(This Image)
You can copy the selected image from the internal memory to
“Memory Stick Duo”.
(Whole Album)
You can copy all the images in Album from the internal memory
to “Memory Stick Duo”.
(All In Favorites)
You can copy all the images in Favorites from the internal
memory to “Memory Stick Duo”.
(All In Sharemark)
You can copy all the images in Sharemark from the internal
memory to “Memory Stick Duo”.
• Each time you export images, a new folder will be created.
• Use “Memory Stick Duo” with sufficient memory space.
• Use a battery fully charged. Copying images while using a battery with low charge may
cause data transfer failure or cause damage to the data, due to running out of the battery.
• Data in the internal memory will not be deleted after data transfer.
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(Select Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images
Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back.
1 Select the desired folder with v/V.
2 Touch [OK].
To cancel selecting the folder
Touch [Exit] or [BACK] in step 2.
Using the viewing functions
z On the folders
The camera stores images in a specified folder of a “Memory Stick Duo”. You can change the folder or
create a new one.
• To create a new folder t [Create REC. Folder] (page 75).
• To change the folder for recording images t [Change REC. Folder] (page 76).
• When multiple folders are created in the “Memory Stick Duo” and the first or last image in the folder is
displayed, the following indicators appear.
: Moves to the previous folder
: Moves to the next folder
: Moves to either the previous or next folders
(Volume Settings): Adjusting the volume
Adjusts the volume.
See page 35.
(Background): Changing the background
You can change the background of scrapbook.
See page 40.
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Painting or putting stamps on still images (Paint)
You can paint or put stamps on still images and save them separately. Use the paint pen
(supplied) for this operation.
• You cannot paint in the following situation.
– When playing back movies
– When viewing recorded images on TV
– When playing back images in “Memory Stick Duo”
– When playing back images in Favorites or Sharemark
To display the painting
1 Press
(Playback) button.
2 Touch [MENU] t
(Paint) t
(Paint).
A
(frame) button
B
(pen) button
C
(eraser) button
D
(stamp) button
E Thickness select button
F Color select button
G
(save) button
H
(revert) button
I
J
(clear all) button
(exit) button
To paint characters or graphics
1 Touch
.
2 Select the line thickness.
Touch the thickness select button, the desired thickness, then [BACK].
3 Paint characters or graphics.
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Painting or putting stamps on still images (Paint)
To stamp
1 Touch
.
2 Select a stamp.
Touch the stamp select button, the desired stamp, then [BACK].
3 Put stamps on the image.
To add a frame
1 Touch
.
2 Select a frame.
Select the desired frame with b/B, then touch
.
Touch [BACK] to return to the painting screen.
To change the color of the line
Touch the color select button, a desired color, then [BACK].
To make corrections
to
• You can select the thickness of the eraser in the same way as you do for the pen, using the thickness select
button. The selected thickness is applied to both the line and eraser.
Erasing all painting
1 Touch
.
“Clear All” appears.
2 Touch [OK].
All painting will disappear from the image.
Using the viewing functions
Touch
, then rub the part you want to erase using the paint pen. Otherwise, touch
revert to the previous state (if you touch
again, it returns to the latest state).
Touch [Cancel] to cancel the operation.
To save the painting
1 Touch
.
2 Touch the image size to be saved, then touch [OK].
The painted image is recorded in the album as the newest file.
Touch [Cancel] to cancel the operation.
• You can select the image size to be saved from [VGA] or [3M].
To exit paint mode
1 Touch .
“Exit” appears.
2 Touch [OK].
Touch [Cancel] to cancel the operation.
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Customizing the settings
Customizing the Manage Memory feature
and the Settings
You can change the default settings using
HOME screen.
(Manage Memory) or
(Settings) on the
1 Touch [HOME] to display the HOME screen.
HOME
2 Touch
(Manage Memory) or
(Settings).
3 Touch the desired setting item.
Touch v/V to display the other setting items.
4 Touch the setting item that you want to change, and then touch the desired
setting value to set it.
To cancel the setting change
Touch [Cancel] if it is shown as an option on the screen.
If not, touch [BACK] or [×].
• This setting is maintained even when the power is turned off.
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Manage Memory
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Memory Tool — Memory Stick Tool
This item appears only when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera.
Format
Formats the “Memory Stick Duo”. A commercially available “Memory Stick Duo” is already
formatted, and can be used immediately.
• Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a “Memory Stick Duo”, including even protected
images.
1 Touch [Format].
The message “All data on Memory Stick will be erased” appears.
2 Touch [OK].
Formatting starts.
To cancel formatting
Touch [Cancel] or [BACK] in step 2.
Creates a folder in a “Memory Stick Duo” for recording images.
1 Touch [Create REC.Folder].
The message “Creating REC.folder” appears.
Customizing the settings
Create REC.Folder
2 Touch [OK].
A new folder is created with a number incremented one higher than the largest number, and the
folder becomes the current recording folder.
To cancel the folder creation
Touch [Cancel] or [BACK] in step 2.
•
•
•
•
When not creating a new folder, the “101MSDCF” folder is selected as the recording folder.
You can create folders designated up to “999MSDCF”.
You cannot delete a folder with the camera. To delete a folder, use your computer, etc.
Images are recorded in the newly created folder until you create another folder or select another recording
folder.
• Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new folder is
automatically created.
• For details, see “Image file storage destinations and file names” (page 97).
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Manage Memory
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Change REC.Folder
Changes the folder currently used for recording images.
1 Touch [Change REC.Folder].
The folder selection screen appears.
2 Touch [OK].
To cancel changing the recording folder
Touch [Exit] or [BACK] in step 2.
• You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a recording folder.
• You cannot move recorded images to another folder.
Mass Storage
When you connect the camera and a computer, the Mass Storage connection will be set to
“Memory Stick Duo”.
– Load images in “Memory Stick Duo” to computers
– Copy images in computers to “Memory Stick Duo”
1 Touch [Mass Storage].
The message “Connect to PC” appears.
2 Connect the camera to your computer.
To connect the camera and a computer with USB cable, see page 96.
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Memory Tool — Internal Memory Tool
This item does not appear when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera.
Format
Formats the internal memory.
• Note that formatting permanently erases all data in the internal memory, including even protected images.
1 Touch [Format].
The message “All data in internal memory will be erased” appears.
2 Touch [OK].
Formatting starts.
To cancel formatting
Touch [Cancel] or [BACK] in step 2.
• When you format the internal memory, the embedded application “PMB Portable” will be
Customizing the settings
erased together with the images. If you accidentally erase “PMB Portable”, re-install it from
“Picture Motion Browser” (supplied). For details on how to operate, refer to “Picture Motion
Browser Guide”.
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Settings
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Main Settings — Main Settings 1
The default settings are marked with
.
Beep
Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.
Shutter
Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button.
On
Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you operate the touch
panel/press the shutter button.
Off
Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
Function Guide
When you operate the camera, the function guide appears.
On
Displays the function guide.
Off
Does not display the function guide.
Display of this guide can be turned on and off by the setting
made above.
• The guide displayed by touching [?] cannot be turned on and off by the setting made above. Touch [?]
again to hide the guide displayed by touching [?] (page 23).
Initialize
Initializes the setting to the default setting. Even if you execute this function, the images
stored in the internal memory are retained.
1 Touch [Initialize].
The message “Initialize all settings” appears.
2 Touch [OK].
The settings are reset to the default setting.
To cancel Initializing
Touch [Cancel] or [BACK] in step 2.
• Be sure not to power off the camera while initializing.
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Calibration
Enables you to perform calibration when the touch panel buttons do not react at the
appropriate points where you touch.
Using the paint pen, touch the × mark displayed on the screen.
To stop the calibration process mid-way, touch [Cancel]. The adjustments made up to that
point are not effected.
The × mark moves on the screen.
If you fail to press the right spot, the calibration is not performed. Press the × mark again.
Customizing the settings
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Settings
For details on the operation 1 page 74
Main Settings — Main Settings 2
The default settings are marked with
.
USB Connect
Selects the USB mode to be used when connecting the camera to a computer or a PictBridge
compliant printer using the USB cable (Only when using the internal memory).
PictBridge
Connects the camera to a PictBridge compliant printer
(page 102). When you connect the camera to a computer, the
copy wizard starts automatically, and the images in the
internal memory on the camera are copied to the computer.
(with Windows XP/Vista)
Mass Storage
Establishes a Mass Storage connection between the camera
and a computer or other USB device (page 96).
Auto
The camera recognizes automatically and sets up
communication with a computer or PictBridge compliant
printer (pages 96 and 102).
• If you cannot connect the camera to a PictBridge compliant
printer with the [Auto] setting, select [PictBridge].
• If you cannot connect the camera to a computer or a USB device
with the [Auto] setting, select [Mass Storage].
COMPONENT
Selects the video signal output type from SD and HD(1080i), according to the TV connected
(page 88).
HD(1080i)
Select this item to connect the camera to a 1080i-capable
High Definition TV.
SD
Select this item to connect the camera to a TV that is not
compatible with an HD(1080i) signal.
Video Out
Sets the video signal output according to the TV color system of the connected video
equipment. The TV color systems differ depending on the country and region. To view images
on a TV screen, check the TV color system of the country or region of use (page 89).
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NTSC
Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., for the
USA, Japan).
PAL
Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., for Europe).
Settings
For details on the operation 1 page 74
Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 1
The default settings are marked with
.
AF Illuminator
The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings.
The AF illuminator emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when the shutter button
is pressed halfway, until the focus is locked. The
indicator appears at this time.
Auto
Uses the AF illuminator.
Off
Does not use AF illuminator.
Customizing the settings
• If the AF illuminator light does not reach the subject sufficiently or the subject has no contrast, focus will
not be achieved. (A distance of up to approximately 2.7 m (8 feet 10 3/8 inches) (zoom: W)/2.5 m (8 feet
2 1/2 inches) (zoom: T) is recommended.)
• Focus is achieved as long as the AF illuminator light reaches the subject, regardless of whether light fails
to reach the center of the subject.
• You cannot use the AF illuminator when:
– Focus preset is set (page 31).
–
(Smile Shutter) mode, (Twilight) mode,
(Landscape) mode or
(Fireworks) mode is
selected in the Scene Selection mode.
– The Face Detect function is activated.
• When you use AF illuminator, the normal AF range finder frame is disabled and new AF range finder
frame is displayed by a dotted line. AF operates with priority on subjects located near the center of the
frame.
• The AF illuminator emits very bright light. Although there is no health hazard, do not look directly into
the AF illuminator emitter at close range.
Grid Line
With reference to the grid lines, you can easily set a subject in a horizontal/vertical position.
On
Displays the grid lines.
Off
Does not display the grid lines.
• The grid lines are not recorded.
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Settings
For details on the operation 1 page 74
AF Mode
Selects the auto focus operation mode.
Single
Automatically adjusts the focus when you press and hold the
shutter button halfway down. This mode is useful for
shooting stationary subjects.
Monitor
Automatically adjusts the focus before you press and hold the
shutter button halfway down. This mode shortens the time
needed for focusing.
• Battery consumption is faster than in [Single] mode.
• When the Face Detect function is activated, the AF mode is disabled.
Digital Zoom
Selects the digital zoom mode. The camera enlarges the image using optical zoom (up to 3×).
When the zoom scale is exceeded, the camera uses either smart or precision digital zoom.
Smart
(Smart zoom)
(
)
Enlarges the image digitally within the range where the image
will not be distorted, according to the image size. This is not
available when the image size is set to [8M] or [3:2].
• The maximum zoom scale of Smart zoom is shown in the
following table.
Precision
(Precision digital zoom)
(
)
Enlarges all image sizes up to a maximum of 6×, but the
image quality deteriorates.
Off
Does not use the digital zoom.
Image size and maximum zoom scale using Smart zoom
Size
Maximum zoom scale
5M
Approx. 3.8×
3M
Approx. 4.8×
VGA
Approx. 15×
16:9
Approx. 5.1×
• When the Face Detect function is activated, you cannot use the Digital Zoom.
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Settings
For details on the operation 1 page 74
Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 2
The default settings are marked with
.
Auto Orientation
When the camera is rotated to shoot a portrait (vertical) image, the camera records its position
change and displays the image in the portrait position.
On
Records the image with the correct orientation.
Off
Auto Orientation deactivated.
• The left and right side of the image vertically orientated will be displayed in black.
• Depending on the shooting angle of the camera, the orientation of the image may not be recorded
correctly. If an image is not recorded in the correct orientation, you can rotate the image, following the
procedure on page 69.
Auto Review
On
Uses the Auto Review.
Off
Does not use Auto Review.
• If you press the shutter button halfway down, the recorded image display disappears and you can
immediately shoot the next image.
Customizing the settings
Displays the recorded image on the screen for approximately two seconds immediately after
shooting a still image.
Smile Level
This sets the smile detection level when
Scene Selection.
High
(Smile Shutter) (page 50) mode is selected in the
Setting to [High] makes it easier to detect a smile.
Medium
Low
• The smile can be difficult to detect under the following conditions.
– When the face of the subject is too dark or too bright and the exposure is not appropriate
– When the face of the subject is far from the camera
– When the subject is wearing sunglasses or glasses with thick frames
– When the front hair, hat, or other objects are covering the eyes
– When the subject is not facing towards the front
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Settings
For details on the operation 1 page 74
Clock Settings
Clock Settings
Sets the date and time.
1 Select
(Clock Settings) from
(Settings) on the HOME screen.
2 Touch [Clock Settings].
3 Touch the desired date display format, then touch
The clock settings screen appears.
.
4 Touch each item, then set its numeric value by touching v/V.
5 Touch [OK].
To cancel the clock setting
Touch [Cancel] or [BACK] in step 5.
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Settings
For details on the operation 1 page 74
Language Setting
Language Setting
Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages.
Customizing the settings
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Viewing images on a TV
Viewing images on a TV
You can view images on a TV by connecting the camera to a TV.
The connection varies according to the type of TV the camera is connected to.
• Icons and other indicators do not appear on the TV.
Viewing images by connecting the camera to a TV with the cable for
multi-use terminal (not supplied)
Turn off both the camera and the TV before connecting the camera to the TV.
1 Connect the camera to the TV with the cable for multi-use terminal (not
supplied).
VIDEO AUDIO
Yellow
1 To audio/video
input jacks
Black
(Playback) button
Cable for multi-use
terminal (not supplied)
2 To the multi
connector
• Set the switch on the cable for multi-use terminal to “TV”.
• If your TV has stereo input jacks, connect the audio plug (black) of the cable for multi-use terminal to the
left audio jack (white).
2 Turn on the TV and set the input.
• Refer also to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
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Viewing images on a TV
3 Press
(Playback) button to turn on the camera.
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV.
Touch
/
to select the desired image.
• When using the camera abroad, it may be necessary to switch the video signal output to match that of your
TV system (page 80).
Viewing images on a TV
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Viewing images on a TV
Viewing an image by connecting the camera to an HD TV
You can view an image recorded on the camera by connecting the camera to an HD (High
Definition) TV* with the HD Output Adaptor Cable (not supplied).
Turn off both the camera and the TV before connecting the camera to the TV.
* Images taken at [VGA] resolution cannot be played back with high image quality.
• You can also enjoy viewing in high image quality with Cyber-shot Station CSS-HD1 (not supplied)/
CSS-HD2 (not supplied).
1 Connect the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV with a HD Output Adaptor
Cable (not supplied).
1 To audio/video
input jacks
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
AUDIO
(Playback) button
Green/Blue/Red
White/Red
HD Output Adaptor
Cable (not supplied)
2 To the multi connector
2 Turn on the TV and set the input.
• Refer also to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
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Viewing images on a TV
3 Press
(Playback) button to turn on the camera.
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV.
Touch
/
to select the desired image.
• Set [COMPONENT] to [HD(1080i)] in [Main Settings 2] by selecting
(Settings) on the HOME
screen (page 80).
• When using the camera abroad, it may be necessary to switch the video signal output to match that of your
TV system (page 80).
• You cannot view movies output in HD signal format. Set [COMPONENT] to [SD].
• Scrapbook is displayed with its size reduced.
On “PhotoTV HD”
This camera is compatible with the “PhotoTV HD” standard.
By connecting Sony’s PhotoTV HD-compatible devices using an HD Output Adaptor Cable
(not supplied), whole new world of photos can be comfortably enjoyed in breathtaking Full
HD quality.
PhotoTV HD allows for a highly-detailed, photo-like expression of subtle textures and colors.
• The settings are also required to be made on the TV. For details, refer to the operating
instruction of the TV.
On TV color systems
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica,
Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
PAL system
Viewing images on a TV
If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and the
cable for multi-use terminal. The color system of the TV must match that of the digital still
camera. Check the following lists for the TV color system of the country or region where the
camera is used.
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland,
Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
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Using your computer
Enjoying your Windows computer
Illustrations of screens used in this section are based on the
English version.
• Under Windows Vista, some names and operations may
differ from those described below.
Install the software (supplied) first (page 93)
• Installing the software as follows:
– “Picture Motion Browser”
– “Music Transfer”
Connecting to your computer (page 96)
• When you connect the camera and a computer with USB
cable, “PMB Portable” will start up, and you can upload
images with sharemarks on the Web by easy operation.
• Enjoying images using “Picture Motion Browser” and “Music
Transfer” as follows:
– Viewing images saved on your computer
– Loading images of the camera to computers
– Loading images of computers to the camera
– Uploading images to the Web
– Editing images
– Displaying the shooting locations of still images on maps
online
– Creating a disc with the images shot (requires CD or DVD
disc writing drive)
– Printing or saving still images with the date
– Adding/changing Music for slide show (using “Music
Transfer”)
Additional information on this product and answers to
frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony
Customer Support Website.
http://www.sony.net/
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Enjoying your Windows computer
Recommended computer
environment
The following environment is
recommended for a computer connected to
the camera.
Recommended environment for using
“Picture Motion Browser”, “PMB
Portable” and “Music Transfer”
OS (pre-installed): Microsoft Windows
2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP*
SP2/Windows Vista*
CPU/Memory: Pentium III 800 MHz or
faster, 256 MB of RAM or more
(Windows 2000/Windows XP),
1 GB of RAM or more (Windows Vista)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for
installation—approximately 300 MB
Display: Screen resolution: 1024 × 768 dots
or more
* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not
supported.
Notes on connecting the camera to a
computer
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
• If you connect two or more USB devices to a
single computer at the same time, some devices,
including the camera, may not operate,
depending on the types of USB devices you are
using.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Connecting the camera using a USB interface
that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0
compliant) allows advanced transfer (high speed
transfer) as the camera is compatible with HiSpeed USB (USB 2.0 compliant).
• There are three modes for a USB connection
when connecting a computer, [Auto] (default
setting), [Mass Storage] and [PictBridge]
modes. This section describes the [Auto] and
[Mass Storage] as examples. For details on
[PictBridge], see page 80.
• When your computer resumes from a suspend or
sleep mode, communication between the camera
and your computer may not recover at the same
time.
“Picture Motion Browser” and “PMB
Portable” are preset with URL of several
websites. Give your consent to the
following on using the image upload
service, etc. (hereon after referred to as
service) provided by the websites
(including those preset) by using “Picture
Motion Browser” or “PMB Portable”.
Using your computer
Notes on the websites preset in
“Picture Motion Browser” and
“PMB Portable”
• Depending on websites, registration procedures
or fees may be required on using the service.
• Follow the terms and conditions of the
agreement set by the website on using the
service.
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Enjoying your Windows computer
• Termination or changes in service may occur
depending on certain reasons of the website
operator, etc. Including these situations, Sony is
not held responsible for any troubles between
customers and a third party or any loss to
customers on using the service.
• To view the website, you will be redirected by a
server run by Sony (hereon after referred to as
Sony server). You may not be able to access the
website because of server maintenance, etc.
• On termination of the operation of Sony server,
the termination will be informed of beforehand
on Sony websites, etc.
• The URL redirected to by Sony server, etc., may
be recorded for improving future Sony products
and services. In this case, personal data will not
be recorded.
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Installing the software (supplied)
You can install the software (supplied)
using the following procedure.
• Log on as Administrator.
1 Turn on your computer, and
insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into
the CD-ROM drive.
The installation menu screen appears.
4 Select the [Region] and [Country/
Area], then click [Next].
When the [Welcome to the InstallShield
Wizard for Sony Picture Utility]
appears, click [Next].
The “License Agreement” screen
appears. Read the agreement carefully.
If you accept the terms of the
agreement, click the radio button next to
[I accept the terms of the license
agreement] and then click [Next].
5 Follow the instructions on the
• If it does not appear, double-click
(My
Computer) t
(SONYPICTUTIL).
• Under Windows Vista, the AutoPlay screen
may appear. Select “Run Install.exe.” and
follow the instructions that appear on the
screen to proceed with the installation.
2 Click [Install].
The “Choose Setup Language” screen
appears.
• When the restarting confirmation message
appears, restart the computer following the
instructions on the screen.
• DirectX may be installed depending on the
system environment of your computer.
6 Remove the CD-ROM after the
installation is complete.
• Installing software as follows:
– Picture Motion Browser
– Music Transfer
click [Next].
The [Location Settings] screen appears.
After you install the software, a shortcut
icon for the customers registration website
is created on the desktop.
Using your computer
3 Select the desired language, then
screen to complete the
installation.
Once you register on the website, you can
get secure and useful customer support.
http://www.sony.net/registration/di
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Installing the software (supplied)
After you install the software, the short cut
icons for “Picture Motion Browser”,
“Picture Motion Browser Guide”, “Music
Transfer” are created on the desktop.
• Double-click to start
“Picture Motion Browser”.
• Double-click to start
“Picture Motion Browser
Guide”.
• Double-click to start
“Music Transfer”.
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On the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied)
You can use still images and movies from
the camera more than ever by taking
advantage of the software.
This section summarizes the “Picture
Motion Browser”.
“Picture Motion Browser”
overview
With the “Picture Motion Browser” you
can:
• Import images shot with the camera and display
them on the computer.
• Organize images on the computer on a calendar
by shooting date to view them.
• Edit images.
• Load images of computers to the camera.
• Retouch (Red Eye Correction, etc.), print, and
send still images as e-mail attachments, change
the shooting date and more.
• Still images can be printed or saved with the
date.
• You can create a data disc using a CD burner
drive or DVD burner drive.
• For details, refer to “Picture Motion Browser
Guide”.
Starting the “Picture Motion Browser”
Double-click the
(Picture Motion
Browser) icon on the desktop.
Or, from the Start menu: Click [Start] t
[All Programs] (in Windows 2000,
[Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t
[Picture Motion Browser].
• The confirmation message of the Information
tool appears on the screen when starting the
“Picture Motion Browser” for the first time.
Select [Start]. This function informs you of
news, such as software updates. You can change
the setting later.
Exiting the “Picture Motion Browser”
Click
button in the top right corner of
the screen.
Using your computer
To access “Picture Motion Browser Guide”
• Double-click “Picture Motion Browser
Guide” icon on the desktop.
• From the Start menu, click [Start] t [All
Programs] (in Windows 2000,
[Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t
[Help] t [Picture Motion Browser
Guide].
Starting and exiting the “Picture
Motion Browser”
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Connecting to computers
Preparing the camera and the
computer
Connecting the camera to your
computer
1 Connect the USB adaptor for
Multi connector (supplied) and
the USB cable (supplied).
USB adaptor for Multi
connector
USB cable
2 Insert the sufficiently charged
2 To the Multi
Connector
1 To a USB
jack
USB cable
battery pack in the camera.
• When you copy images to your computer
using a battery pack with little remaining
charge, copying may fail or image data may
become corrupted if the battery runs out too
soon. It is recommended to use an AC
Adaptor (not supplied) and the USB, AV,
DC IN cable for multi-use terminal (not
supplied) or “Cyber-shot Station” (not
supplied).
3 Press
(Playback), then turn on
the computer.
(Playback) button
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When you connect the camera and a
computer with USB cable, “PMB Portable”
will automatically start up.
• For details on how to operate “PMB Portable”
see the Help within “PMB Portable”.
• When uploading images via Internet, including
this product, note that depending on the Internet
service provider, the cache may remain within
the computer used.
Connecting to computers
To delete the USB connection
Perform the procedures from step 1 to 4
below before:
• Disconnecting the USB cable.
• Removing a “Memory Stick Duo”.
• Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into the
camera after copying images from the internal
memory.
• Turning off the camera.
1 Double-click
Image file storage destinations
and file names
The image files recorded with the camera
are grouped as folders on the “Memory
Stick Duo” or the internal memory.
Example: viewing folders on Windows XP
on the tasktray.
Double-click here
2 Click
[Stop].
(USB Mass Storage Device) t
3 Confirm the device on the confirmation
window, then click [OK].
4 Click [OK].
The device is disconnected.
• Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP/
Vista.
B Folder containing image data recorded
using the camera
When not creating any folders, there is
only the “101MSDCF” folder.
C This folder may not appear on the screen,
depending on your Windows setting. The
DBFILES folder contains data, such as
information used for album display. If you
erase or edit these data, album display does
not work properly. Never erase or edit data
contained in the DBFILES folder.
Using your computer
A Folder containing image data recorded
using a camera not equipped with the
folder creating function
D Folder used in “PMB Portable”
• You cannot record any images to the
“100MSDCF” folder. The images in this folder
are available only for viewing.
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Connecting to computers
• Image files are named as follows:
– Still image files: DSC0ssss.JPG
– Movie files: MOV0ssss.MPG
– Index image files that are recorded when you
record movies: MOV0ssss.THM
ssss stands for any number within the
range from 0001 to 9999. The numerical
portions of the name of a movie file recorded in
movie mode and its corresponding index image
file are the same.
• For more information about folders, see
pages 71 and 75.
• The image may become unable to view with the
camera if you move the folder.
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Using the “Music Transfer” (supplied)
You can change the Music files that are
preset at the factory to the desired Music
files using “Music Transfer” in the CDROM (supplied). You can also delete or add
these files whenever you want.
Adding/Changing Music using
“Music Transfer”
The music formats you can transfer with
“Music Transfer” are listed below:
• MP3 files stored on the hard disk drive of your
computer
• Music on CDs
• Preset-music saved on this camera
• To restore the music preset at the factory
to the camera:
1 Perform [Format Music] in step 3.
2 Execute [Restore defaults] on “Music
Transfer”.
All Music files return to the preset-music, and
[Music] in the [Slideshow] menu is set to
[Off].
• You can reset the Music files to the preset ones
using [Initialize] (page 78), however, other
settings will also be reset.
• For details on using “Music Transfer”, see the
on-line help in “Music Transfer”.
1 Touch [HOME] to display the
HOME screen.
2 Touch
(Printing, Other), and
touch [Music Tool].
3 Touch [Download Music].
The message “Connect to PC” appears.
the camera and your computer.
5 Start “Music Transfer”.
Using your computer
4 Make a USB connection between
6 Follow the instructions on the
screen to add/change Music files.
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Viewing “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”
When you install “Cyber-shot Handbook”,
“Cyber-shot Step-up Guide” is also
installed. “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”
further introduces how to use the camera
and optional accessories.
Viewing on Windows
Start from the shortcut icon on the
desktop.
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Printing still images
How to print still images
When you print images shot in [16:9] mode, both
edges may be cut off, so be sure to check before
printing (page 113).
Printing directly using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 102)
You can print images by connecting the camera directly to a
PictBridge compliant printer.
Printing directly using a “Memory Stick” compliant printer
You can print images with a “Memory Stick” compliant printer.
For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the
printer.
Printing using a computer
You can copy images to a computer using the supplied “Picture
Motion Browser” software and print the images.
You can insert the date on the image and print it.
You can take a “Memory Stick Duo” containing images recorded
with the camera to a photo printing service shop. DPOF setting
function is not available in the camera.
Printing still images
Printing at a shop
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Printing images directly using a PictBridge
compliant printer
Even if you do not have a computer, you
can print images shot using the camera by
connecting the camera directly to a
PictBridge compliant printer.
Stage 2: Connecting the camera
to the printer
1 Connect the USB adaptor for
• “PictBridge” is based on the CIPA standard.
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products
Association)
• You cannot print movies.
• If the
indicator flashes on the screen of the
camera (error notification), check the connected
printer.
Stage 1: Preparing the camera
Multi connector to the USB cable
and connect the camera to the
printer.
2 To the Multi
connector
Prepare the camera to connect it to the
printer with the USB cable. When [USB
Connect] is set to [Auto], the camera will
automatically recognize certain printers
when connected. Skip 1, if this is the case.
USB adaptor for
Multi connector
• It is recommended to use a fully charged battery
pack to prevent the power from turning off
partway through printing.
USB cable
1 Touch [HOME] to display the
HOME screen.
2 Touch
[
(Settings), and touch
Main settings].
3 Touch [Main Settings 2] and
touch [USB Connect].
4 Touch [PictBridge].
The USB mode is set.
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1 To the
USB jack
Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer
2 Turn on the camera and the
Stage 4: Printing
printer.
After the connection is made,
the
indicator appears.
Single image screen is displayed.
1 Touch the desired setting item to
make the print settings.
[Quantity]
When the [Layout] is set to [1-up/
Borderless] or [1-up/Border]:
Stage 3: Selecting images you
want to print
1 Touch [MENU] to display the
MENU screen.
2 Touch v/V to display
and touch
(Print),
(Print).
A print menu appears on the screen.
Images].
When the [Layout] is not set to [1up/Borderless] or [1-up/Border]:
Select the number of sets of images that
you want to print as an index image. If
you selected [This Image] in stage 3,
select the number of the same image
you want to print side by side on a sheet
as an index image.
• The designated number of images may not
all fit onto a single sheet depending on the
quantity of images.
[Layout]
Selects the number of image you want
to print side by side on a sheet.
[Size]
When you select [This Image]
You can print the selected image. Move on
to Stage 4.
When you select [Multiple Images]
You can print multiple selected images.
1 Touch the image you want to print.
The
mark appears on the selected image.
2 Touch
.
Select the size of the printing sheet.
[Date]
Printing still images
3 Touch [This Image] or [Multiple
Select the number of sheets of an image
that you want to print. The image will
be printed as a single image.
Select [Day & Time] or [Date] to insert
the date and time on images.
• When you choose [Date], the date will be
inserted in the order you select (page 84).
This function may not be provided
depending on the printer.
3 Touch [OK].
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Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer
2 Touch [OK].
The image is printed.
• Do not disconnect the USB cable while the
(PictBridge Connecting) indicator
appears on the screen.
indicator
To print other images
Select [Multiple Images], then perform the
process again from stage 3.
Stage 5: Completing the printing
Make sure the screen has returned to stage
2, and disconnect the USB cable from the
camera.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with the camera or accessory, try the following solutions.
1 Check the items on pages 106 to 115.
If a code such as “C/E:ss:ss” appears on the screen, see page 116.
2 Remove the battery pack, wait for about one minute, re-insert the battery pack,
then turn on the power.
3 Initialize the settings (page 78).
4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
On repairing cameras with internal memory or Music files function included, data in the
camera may be checked on minimum necessity to verify and improve the malfunction
symptoms. Sony will not copy or save any of those data.
Click one of the following items to jump to the page explaining the symptom and cause or the
appropriate corrective action.
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Internal memory
112
Shooting still images/movies
106
“Memory Stick Duo”
112
Viewing images
109
Printing
113
Deleting/Editing images
110
PictBridge compliant printer
113
Computers
110
Touch panel
115
Sharemark
112
Others
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Battery pack and power
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Battery pack and power
The battery pack cannot be inserted.
• Insert the battery pack correctly to push the battery eject lever.
Cannot turn on the camera.
• After inserting the battery pack into the camera, it may take a few moments for the camera to
power up.
• Insert the battery pack correctly.
• The battery pack is discharged. Insert a charged battery pack.
• The battery pack is dead (page 123). Replace it with a new one.
• Use a recommended battery pack.
The power turns off suddenly.
• If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes while the power is on, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack. Turn on the camera again.
• The battery pack is dead (page 123). Replace it with a new one.
The remaining battery charge indicator is incorrect.
• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location.
• A discrepancy arose between the remaining battery charge indicator and the actual remaining
battery charge. Fully discharge the battery pack once, then charge it to correct the indication.
• The battery pack is discharged. Insert a charged battery pack.
• The battery pack is dead (page 123). Replace it with a new one.
Cannot charge the battery pack.
• You cannot charge the battery pack using the AC Adaptor (not supplied). Use the battery
charger to charge the battery.
Shooting still images/movies
Cannot record images.
• Check the free capacity of the internal memory. If it is full, do one of the following:
– Delete unnecessary images (page 41).
– Delete the image in the internal memory after copying it to “Memory Stick Duo”.
• You cannot record images while charging the flash.
• Set the shooting mode other than
in the HOME screen when shooting a still image.
• Set the shooting mode to
in the HOME screen when shooting movies.
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This subject is not visible on the screen.
• The camera is set to the playback mode. Press
to change to the recording mode (page 35).
Anti-blur function does not work.
• The anti-blur function does not work when
appears on the display.
• The anti-blur function may not work properly when shooting night scenes.
• Shoot after pressing the shutter button halfway down. Do not press it fully down suddenly.
Recording takes a long time.
• The NR slow shutter function is activated (page 20). This is not a malfunction.
The image is out of focus.
• The subject is too close. Shoot in
(Macro On) recording mode. Make sure to position the
lens farther away from the subject than the shortest shooting distance, approximately 8 cm
(3 1/4 inches) (W)/25 cm (9 7/8 inches) (T), when shooting (page 30). Otherwise, set the
camera to
(Close focus enabled) mode and shoot by focusing in on the subject at about 1
to 20 cm (13/32 to 7 7/8 inches) from the W side distance (page 30).
•
(Twilight) mode or
(Landscape) mode or
(Fireworks) mode is selected in the Scene
Selection when shooting still images.
• The Focus preset function is selected. Select the auto focus mode (page 31).
• Refer to “How to use the [Spot AF]” on page 32.
Zoom does not work.
• You cannot use the Optical zoom when
(Close focus enabled) mode is selected.
• You cannot use the Smart zoom when the image size is set to [8M] or [3:2].
• You cannot use the Digital Zoom, when the Face Detect function is activated.
The flash does not work.
• The flash is set to
(Flash Off) (page 29).
• You cannot use the flash when:
– [REC Mode] is set to [Burst] or Exposure Bracket (page 51).
–
(High Sensitivity) mode or (Twilight) mode or
(Fireworks) mode is selected in the
• Set the flash to
(Flash On) when
(Landscape) mode,
mode is selected in the Scene Selection (page 29).
(Beach) mode, or
(Snow)
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Scene Selection (page 49).
– Shooting in
(Close focus enabled) mode.
– Shooting movies.
Fuzzy white circular spots appear in images shot using the flash.
• Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air reflected the flash light and appeared in the image. This
is not a malfunction (page 16).
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The close-up shoot function (Macro/Close focus) does not work.
(Twilight) mode or
(Landscape) mode or
(Fireworks) mode is selected in the Scene
Selection (page 49).
•
(Close focus enabled) mode shooting is disabled when
(Smile shutter) mode is
selected in the Scene Selection.
•
The date and time are not displayed on LCD screen.
• While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during playback.
Cannot insert dates on images.
• This camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images (page 113). By using
“Picture Motion Browser”, you can print or save images with the date.
The F value and shutter speed flash when you press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
• The exposure is incorrect. Correct the exposure (page 34).
The screen is too dark or too bright.
• Adjust the brightness of the backlight (page 24).
The image is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with a light source behind the subject. Select the metering mode
(page 33) or adjust the exposure (page 34).
The image is too bright.
• Adjust the exposure (page 34).
The image colors are not correct.
• Set [Color Mode] to [Normal] (page 54).
Vertical streaks appear when you are shooting a very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is occurring and white, black, red, purple, or other streaks appear on
the image. This phenomenon is not a malfunction.
Noise appears in the image when you view the screen in a dark place.
• The camera is attempting to increase the visibility of the screen by temporarily brightening
the image under conditions of low illumination. There is no effect on the recorded image.
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The eyes of the subject come out red.
• Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [Auto] or [On] (page 56).
• Shoot the subject at a distance closer than the flash range using the flash.
• Light the room and shoot the subject.
• Retouch the image using [Red Eye Correction] (page 64).
Dots appear and remain on the screen.
• This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded (page 2).
Cannot shoot images in succession.
• The internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Delete unnecessary images (page 41).
• The battery level is low. Install charged battery pack.
Viewing images
Cannot play back images.
• Press
(Playback) button or SCRAPBOOK button (page 35).
• The folder/file name has been changed on your computer.
• Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on your camera if the files have been
processed using a computer or recorded with another camera.
• The camera is in USB mode. Delete the USB connection (page 97).
• When playing back images in “Memory Stick Duo”, set
(Memory Stick) in
(View
Images) in HOME.
• Images in “Memory Stick Duo” cannot be played back with Scrapbook.
An error appears and images in album cannot be displayed.
• An error message will appear when there is a defect in the data of the camera. Use “Picture
Motion Browser” (supplied) to load the images unable to play back on the camera to
computers. By importing the data back to the camera again, the image will be able to be
played back.
The date and time are not displayed.
[Normal] (page 24).
The image appears rough right after playback starts.
• This may happen due to image processing. This is not a malfunction.
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• [Display Setup] is set to [Simple] or [Image Only]. Touch [DISP] to set [Display Setup] to
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The icons no longer appear.
• When the top right of the screen is touched, the icons will be momentarily disappear. Taking
the finger off the screen makes the icons reappear.
• [Display Setup] is set to [Image Only]. Set to [Normal] or [Simple].
The slideshow music (background music) does not play.
• Use “Music Transfer” to import music into the camera (page 99).
Left and right sides of the screen are shown in black.
• [Auto Orientation] is set to [On] (page 83).
The image does not appear on the TV.
• Check [Video Out] to see if the video output signal of the camera is set to the color system of
your TV (page 80).
• Check whether the connection is correct (page 86).
• If the USB connector of the USB cable is connected to another device, disconnect it
(page 97).
• You are trying to play back movies in HD(1080i) output. Recorded movies cannot be viewed
at high-definition image quality. Set [COMPONENT] to [SD] (page 80).
Deleting/Editing images
Cannot delete an image.
• Cancel the protection (page 67).
Cannot paint/retouch.
• You cannot paint or retouch the following images.
– Movies
– When viewing images on TVs connected to the camera
– Images in “Memory Stick Duo”
– Images in Favorites or Sharemark
Computers
Computer OS compatibility with camera is unknown.
• Check “Recommended computer environment” on page 91.
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“Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not recognized by a computer with a “Memory
Stick” slot.
• Check that the computer and the Memory Stick Reader/Writer support “Memory Stick PRO
Duo”. Users of computers and Memory Stick Readers/Writers made by manufacturers other
than Sony should contact those manufacturers.
• If “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not supported, connect the camera to the computer (page 96).
The computer recognizes the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.
Your computer does not recognize the camera.
• Turn on the camera.
• When the battery level is low, install the charged battery pack or use the AC adaptor (not
supplied) (page 96).
• Set [USB Connect] to [Mass Storage] (page 80).
• Use the USB cable (supplied) (page 96).
• Disconnect the USB cable from both the computer and the camera, and connect it again
firmly.
• Disconnect all equipment other than the camera, the keyboard and the mouse from the USB
connectors of your computer.
• Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other
device (page 96).
• When loading images in “Memory Stick Duo” to computers, select
[Memory Stick Tool] t [Mass Storage] in HOME.
(Memory Tool) t
Cannot copy images.
• Connect the camera and your computer correctly making a USB connection (page 96).
• Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS.
• When you shoot images with a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted by a computer, you may not
be able to copy the images to a computer. Shoot using a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted by
the camera (page 75).
After making a USB connection, “Picture Motion Browser” does not start
automatically.
• Make the USB connection after the computer is turned on (page 96).
• If you are using “Picture Motion Browser”, refer to “Picture Motion Browser Guide”
(page 95).
• Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
Troubleshooting
Cannot play back images on your computer.
You do not know how to use “Picture Motion Browser”.
• Refer to “Picture Motion Browser Guide” (page 95).
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The image and sound are interrupted by noise when you view a movie on a
computer.
• You are playing back the movie directly from the internal memory or the “Memory Stick
Duo”. Copy the movie to the hard disk of your computer, then play back the movie from the
hard disk (page 96).
Cannot print an image.
• Refer to the operation manual of the printer.
Images once copied to a computer cannot be viewed on the camera.
• Copy them to a folder recognized by the camera, such as “101MSDCF” in “Memory Stick
Duo” (page 97).
• The image was copied from a computer to the internal memory of the camera by Mass
Storage connection, therefore the album image does not exist. Use “Picture Motion Browser”
(supplied) to copy images to the camera.
Sharemark
Cannot upload to Web.
• Check if the camera is connected to a computer with USB cable (page 96).
• When you format the internal memory, the embedded application “PMB Portable” will also
be deleted. Use “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied) and re-install “PMB Portable”.
Internal memory
Cannot copy the data stored in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo”.
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Copy to a “Memory Stick Duo” with sufficient free
capacity.
“Memory Stick Duo”
Cannot insert a “Memory Stick Duo”.
• Insert it in the correct direction.
You have formatted a “Memory Stick Duo” by mistake.
• All the data on the “Memory Stick Duo” is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore it.
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Cannot save images.
• Images shot with the camera are saved in the internal memory. If the internal memory has
available memory left, the image will not be recorded in “Memory Stick Duo” even if it is
inserted in the camera. The images will be recorded in “Memory Stick Duo” after the internal
memory is full.
Printing
See “PictBridge compliant printer” together with the following items.
Images are printed with both edges cut off.
• Depending on your printer, all the edges of the image may be cut off. Especially when you
print an image shot with the image size set to [16:9], the lateral end of the image may be cut
off.
• When printing images using your printer, cancel the trimming or borderless settings. Consult
the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these functions or not.
• When having images printed at a digital print shop, ask the shop whether they can print the
images without cutting off both edges.
Cannot print images with the date.
• Using “Picture Motion Browser”, you can print images with date.
• This camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. However, because
the images shot with the camera include information on the recording date, you can print
images with the date superimposed if the printer or the software can recognize Exif
information. For compatibility with Exif information, consult the manufacturer of the printer
or the software.
• If you use a photo printing service, ask them to superimpose the dates on images.
PictBridge compliant printer
A connection cannot be established.
• The camera cannot be connected directly to a printer that is not compliant with the PictBridge
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standard. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer is compliant with
PictBridge or not.
• Check that the printer is turned on and can be connected to the camera.
• Set [USB Connect] to [PictBridge] (page 80).
• Disconnect and connect the USB cable again. If an error message is indicated on the printer,
refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer.
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Cannot print images.
• Check that the camera and the printer are properly connected using the USB cable.
• Turn on the printer. For further information, refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the printer.
• If you select [Exit] during printing, images may not be printed. Disconnect and connect the
USB cable again. If you still cannot print your images, disconnect the USB cable, turn the
printer off and then on, then connect the USB cable again.
• Movies cannot be printed.
• Images shot using cameras other than this camera or images modified with a computer may
not be printed.
Printing is canceled.
• You have disconnected the USB cable before the
(PictBridge Connecting) mark
disappears.
Cannot insert the date or print images in the index mode.
• The printer does not provide these functions. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether
the printer provides these functions or not.
• The date may not be inserted in the index mode depending on the printer. Consult the printer
manufacturer.
“---- -- --” is printed on the date-inserted part of the image.
• The image does not have the recording data so the date cannot be inserted. Set [Date] to [Off]
and print the image again (page 103).
Cannot select the print size.
• Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer can provide the desired size.
Cannot print the image at the size selected.
• When you use paper of a different size after connecting the printer to the camera, disconnect
and then reconnect the USB cable.
• The print setting of the camera differs from that of the printer. Change the setting of either the
camera (page 103) or the printer.
Cannot operate the camera after canceling printing.
• Wait for a while as the printer is carrying out the cancellation. It may take some time
depending on the printer.
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Troubleshooting
Touch panel
Cannot operate the touch panel buttons correctly or fully.
• Perform [Calibration] (page 79).
The paint pen operation reacts at inappropriate points.
• Perform [Calibration] (page 79).
Others
The file number cannot be reset.
• The file number will not be reset even if you change the recording media. To reset, perform
[Format] (pages 75, 77) with the camera, and then perform [Initialize] (page 78). However, all
data will be erased, and all settings including the date and time are cancelled.
The lens gets fogged.
• Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour before
using it.
The camera becomes warm when you use it for a long time.
• This is not a malfunction.
The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the camera.
• Set the date and time again (page 84).
You want to change the date or time.
• Set the date and time again (page 84).
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Warning indicators and messages
Self-diagnosis display
If a code starting with a letter of the
alphabet appears, the self-diagnosis
function on the camera is working. The last
two digits (indicated by ss) will differ
depending on the state of the camera.
If you cannot solve the problem even after
trying the following corrective actions a
few times, the camera may need repair.
Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
C:32:ss
• There is trouble with the camera’s
hardware. Turn the power off and on
again.
C:13:ss
• The camera cannot read or write data on
the “Memory Stick Duo”. Try turning
off and on the camera again, or taking
out and inserting the “Memory Stick
Duo” several times.
• The internal memory has experienced a
format error, or an unformatted
“Memory Stick Duo” is inserted.
Format the internal memory or the
“Memory Stick Duo” (pages 75, 77).
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo”
cannot be used with the camera, or the
data is damaged. Insert a new “Memory
Stick Duo”.
E:61:ss
Messages
If the following messages appear, follow
the instructions.
• The battery level is low. Charge the
battery pack immediately. Depending
on the conditions of use or the type of
battery pack, the indicator may flash
even though there are still 5 to 10
minutes of remaining battery time left.
For use with compatible battery only
• The battery inserted is not an NP-BD1/
NP-FD1 battery pack.
System error
• Turn the power off and then on again.
Album data error
Album is damaged. To repair use
“Picture Motion Browser”.
• Use “Picture Motion Browser” to load
images to computers. The image cannot
be played back on the camera. You can
load/save images by using “Picture
Motion Browser”.
Internal memory error
• Turn the power off and then on again.
Reinsert the Memory Stick
E:62:ss
• Insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
E:91:ss
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo”
correctly.
• A camera malfunction has occurred.
Initialize the camera (page 78), then
turn the power on again.
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cannot be used in the camera
(page 121).
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is damaged.
• The terminal section of the “Memory
Stick Duo” is dirty.
Warning indicators and messages
Memory Stick type error
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo”
cannot be used in the camera
(page 121).
Cannot access Memory Stick Access
denied
• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo”
with the access controlled.
Memory Stick formatting error
Internal memory formatting error
• Format the media again (pages 75, 77).
Memory Stick locked
Folder error
• A folder with the same first three digit
number already exists on the “Memory
Stick Duo” (for example: 123MSDCF
and 123ABCDE). Select another folder,
or create a new folder (pages 75, 76).
Cannot create more folders
• The folder with a name beginning with
“999” exists on the “Memory Stick
Duo”. You cannot create any folders if
this is the case.
File error
• An error occurred while the image was
playing back.
• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo”
• When an image file has been processed
with the write-protect switch, and the
switch is set to the LOCK position. Set
the switch to the recording position.
by a computer or when the image file
was recorded using a model other than
that of your camera, playback on your
camera is not guaranteed.
No memory space in internal
memory
No memory space on Memory Stick
• Delete unnecessary images or files
(page 41).
Read only memory
• The camera cannot record or delete
Read only folder
• You have selected a folder that cannot
be set as a recording folder on the
camera. Select another folder (page 76).
File protect
• Release the protection (page 67).
images on this “Memory Stick Duo”.
Image size over
No Images
• No images that can be played back have
size that cannot be played back on the
camera.
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been recorded in the internal memory.
• No images that can be played back have
been recorded in this album.
• The selected album does not contain a
file that can be played in a Slide Show
with music.
• You are playing back an image with
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Warning indicators and messages
Invalid operation
• You are trying to play back a file that is
not compatible with the camera.
• You have selected a function that is not
available for movies.
• You have touched the panel when using
the digital zoom or close focus mode.
While using these modes, you cannot
focus by touching the screen.
(Vibration warning indicator)
• Camera shake may occur due to
Printer busy
Paper error
No Paper
Ink error
Low Ink
No Ink
• Check the printer.
Printer error
• Check the printer.
• Check if the image you want to print is
corrupted.
insufficient light. Use the flash, turn on
the anti-blur function, or mount the
camera on a tripod to secure the camera.
• The data transmission to the printer may
Macro is invalid
not be completed yet. Do not disconnect
the USB cable.
• The macro is unavailable under these
settings (pages 30, 49).
Flash settings cannot be changed
• The flash is unavailable under these
settings (pages 29, 49).
Zoom disabled
• You cannot use optical zoom in close
focus mode.
Processing...
• The printer is canceling the current print
job. You cannot print until it is finished.
This may take time, depending on the
printer.
Music Error
• Delete the Music file, or replace it with
a normal Music file.
• Execute [Format Music], then
Maximum images selected
download a new Music files.
• You can select up to 100 images.
Remove the check mark.
Format Music Error
• Execute [Format Music].
No enough battery
• When copying (import/export) images,
use a battery fully charged.
Invalid operation
HD(1080i) output in progress...
• You are trying to play back movies.
• You are trying to use the [Retouch]
function.
TV output in progress...
• The camera is playing back images in
the Slide Show mode.
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Warning indicators and messages
No red-eye detected
• You may not be able to correct the red-
eye phenomenon depending on the
image.
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Others
Using the camera abroad — Power sources
You can use the camera, the battery charger (supplied), and the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not
supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC,
50/60 Hz.
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as this may cause a
malfunction.
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On the “Memory Stick Duo”
A “Memory Stick Duo” is a compact,
portable IC recording medium. The types of
“Memory Stick Duo” that can be used with
the camera are listed in the table below.
However, proper operation cannot be
guaranteed for all “Memory Stick Duo”
functions.
“Memory Stick Duo” type
Recording/
Playback
Memory Stick Duo
(without MagicGate)
a*2
Memory Stick Duo
(with MagicGate)
a*1
MagicGate Memory Stick
Duo
a*1*2
Memory Stick PRO Duo
a*1*4
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
a*1*3*4
*1 “Memory Stick Duo”, “MagicGate Memory
Stick Duo” and “Memory Stick PRO Duo” are
equipped with MagicGate functions.
MagicGate is copyright protection technology
that uses encryption technology. Data
recording/playback that requires MagicGate
functions cannot be performed with the camera.
*2 High-speed data transfer using a parallel
interface is not supported.
*3 This camera does not support 8-bit parallel data
transfer. It performs the same 4-bit parallel data
transfer as the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.
*4 [640(Fine)] size movies can be recorded.
Others
• This product is compatible with “Memory Stick
Micro” (“M2”). “M2” is an abbreviation for
“Memory Stick Micro”.
• A “Memory Stick Duo” formatted with a
computer is not guaranteed to operate with the
camera.
• Data read/write speeds differ depending on the
combination of the “Memory Stick Duo” and
the equipment used.
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick Duo” while
reading or writing data.
• Data may be corrupted in the following cases:
– When the “Memory Stick Duo” is removed or
the camera is turned off during a read or write
operation
– When the “Memory Stick Duo” is used in
locations subject to static electricity or
electrical noise
• We recommend backing up important data.
• Do not press down hard when you write down
on the memo area.
• Do not attach a label on the “Memory Stick
Duo” itself nor on a Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor.
• When you carry or store the “Memory Stick
Duo”, put it in the case supplied with it.
• Do not touch the terminal section of the
“Memory Stick Duo” with your hand or a metal
object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory Stick
Duo”.
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory
Stick Duo”.
• Do not expose the “Memory Stick Duo” to
water.
• Do not leave the “Memory Stick Duo” within
the reach of small children. They might
accidentally swallow it.
• Do not insert anything other than a “Memory
Stick Duo” into the “Memory Stick Duo” slot.
Doing so will cause a malfunction.
• Do not use or store the “Memory Stick Duo”
under the following conditions:
– High temperature locations such as the hot
interior of a car parked in direct sunlight
– Locations exposed to direct sunlight
– Humid locations or locations with corrosive
substances present
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On the “Memory Stick Duo”
Notes on using the Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor (not supplied)
• To use a “Memory Stick Duo” with a “Memory
Stick” compliant device, be sure to insert the
“Memory Stick Duo” into a Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor. If you insert a “Memory Stick Duo”
into a “Memory Stick” compliant device
without a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, you
might not be able to remove it from the device.
• When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into a
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, make sure the
“Memory Stick Duo” is inserted facing in the
correct direction, then insert it all the way in.
Incorrect insertion may result in a malfunction.
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted
into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor with a
“Memory Stick” compliant device, make sure
that the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor is inserted
facing the correct direction. Note that improper
use may damage the equipment.
• Do not insert a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor into
a “Memory Stick” compliant device without a
“Memory Stick Duo” attached. Doing so may
result in malfunction of the unit.
Notes on using “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” (not supplied)
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” with a capacity up to
8 GB have been confirmed to operate properly
with the camera.
Notes on using “Memory Stick Micro”
(not supplied)
• To use a “Memory Stick Micro” with the
camera, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick
Micro” into an “M2” Adaptor as large as of Duo
size. If you insert a “Memory Stick Micro” into
the camera without an “M2” Adaptor as large as
of Duo size, you might not be able to remove it
from the camera.
• Do not leave the “Memory Stick Micro” within
the reach of small children. They might
accidentally swallow it.
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On the battery pack
On charging the battery pack
On battery life
We recommend charging the battery pack in an
ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C
(50°F to 86°F). The battery pack may not be fully
charged in temperatures outside this range.
• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity
decreases over time and through repeated use. If
decreased usage time between charges becomes
significant, it is probably time to replace it with
a new one.
• The battery life varies according to how it is
stored and the operating conditions and
environment in which each battery pack is used.
Effective use of the battery pack
• Battery performance decreases in low
temperature surroundings. So in cold places, the
operational time of the battery pack is shorter.
We recommend the following to ensure longer
battery pack use:
– Put the battery pack in a pocket close to your
body to warm it up, and insert it in the camera
immediately before you start shooting.
• The battery pack will run out quickly if you use
the flash or zoom frequently.
• We recommend having spare battery packs
handy for two or three times the expected
shooting time, and making trial shots before
taking the actual shots.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The
battery pack is not water-resistant.
• Do not leave the battery pack in extremely hot
places, such as in a car or under direct sunlight.
Compatible battery pack
• The NP-BD1 (supplied) can be used only in D
type compatible Cyber-shot models. It cannot be
used in Cyber-shot models compatible with the
T type and other battery types.
• If the NP-FD1 battery pack (not supplied) is
used, the minute display (
60 Min) is also
shown after the battery remaining indicator.
How to store the battery pack
• Fully discharge the battery pack before storing
and store it in a cool, dry place. To maintain the
battery pack's function, fully charge the battery
pack and then fully discharge it on the camera at
least once a year while storing.
• To use the battery pack up, leave the camera in
slide show (page 58) playback mode until the
power goes off.
• To prevent staining the terminal, shortcircuiting, etc., be sure to use a supplied battery
case when carrying and storing.
Others
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On the battery charger
On the battery charger
• Only D-type, T-type, R-type and E-type battery
packs (and no others) can be charged in the
battery charger (supplied). Batteries other than
the specified kind may leak, overheat, or
explode if you attempt to charge them, posing a
risk of injury from electrocution and burns.
• The batteries that are compatible with the
camera are D type batteries. The supplied
battery is NP-BD1 (D type).
• Remove the charged battery pack from the
battery charger. If you leave the charged battery
pack in the charger, battery life may be
shortened.
• If the CHARGE lamp flashes, remove the
battery that is being charged and then reinsert it
correctly. If the CHARGE lamp flashes again,
the battery may be malfunctioning or a battery
other than the specified kind may have been
inserted. Check that the battery is of the
specified kind.
If the inserted battery is of the specified kind,
remove the battery and insert a different or new
battery to check whether the battery charger is
working properly. If the battery charger is
working properly, the battery is probably
malfunctioning.
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On “Cyber-shot Station”
On “Cyber-shot Station”
The following Cyber-shot Station (not supplied) are compliant to the camera.
– CSS-HD1 (with the remote controller)
– CSS-PC1
– CSS-HD2 (with the remote controller)
Using the Cyber-shot Station (not supplied) enables faster charging than the supplied battery charger and
easy connection to a TV or computer.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Cyber-shot Station.
Placing the camera on the CSS-HD1/CSS-PC1
Before mounting the camera to the CSS-HD1 or CSS-PC1, the adaptor plate supplied with the camera must
be mounted.
1 Set the MODEL SELECT switch to A.
2 Place the adaptor plate on the Cyber-shot Station.
3 Placing the camera on the Cyber-shot Station.
Placing the camera on the CSS-HD2
Others
Before attaching the camera and the CSS-HD2, the station plate supplied with the CSS-HD2 must be
attached. For details on how to attach the station plate, refer to the operating instructions supplied with CSSHD2.
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On “Cyber-shot Station”
Operating the Cyber-shot Station with the remote
When the remote supplied with the CSS-HD1 or CSS-HD2 is used with the camera, the following
operations are available.
• For details on buttons not described here, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the Cyber-shot
Station.
*
*
2
1
2
1
3
*
3
*
1 MENU button: Displays the setting screen of the Slide show (page 58).
• The slideshow setting screen is different during remote control operation, but the setting items are the
same.
2 v button: Changes the screen display.
3 b/B button: Displays the previous/next image.
* This button is invalid.
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Index
Index
A
Color............................... 13, 73
Flash .....................................29
Adaptor plate ......................125
Color Mode .......................... 54
Flash (Shooting) ...................16
Add/Remove Favorites .........61
COMPONENT..................... 80
Flash Level ...........................55
Add/Remove Sharemark.......62
Computer.............................. 90
Flash mode............................29
Adjusting EV ........................34
Recommended
environment .................. 91
Flash Off ...............................29
Software ........................ 93
Flash (White Balance) ..........54
Windows ....................... 90
Flexible Spot AF...................31
AE/AF lock indicator............27
AF Illuminator ......................81
AF Mode...............................82
AF range finder frame ..........31
Connecting
Flash On................................29
Fluorescent Light 1, 2, 3.......53
Computer ...................... 96
Focus preset ..........................32
Printer.......................... 102
Focus.........................10, 27, 31
Album List ......................37, 58
TV ................................. 86
Folder....................................71
Album View .........................68
Create REC.Folder ............... 75
Changing .......................76
Aperture ................................12
Cross Filter ........................... 65
Creating .........................75
Auto Adjustment mode.........26
D
AF range finder frame indicator
.......................................31
Auto Focus............................10
Auto Orientation ...................83
Auto Review .........................83
Automatic image management
.........................................8
Selecting ........................71
Format.............................75, 77
Date .............................. 84, 103
Daylight................................ 53
Format Music........................99
Function Guide .....................78
Delete ............................. 41, 67
Format..................... 75, 77
Deleting images.................... 41
G
Grid Line ..............................81
B
Digital Zoom ........................ 82
B & W...................................55
DirectX................................. 93
H
Background.....................40, 71
DISP ..................................... 24
HD(1080i).............................80
Battery charger....................124
Download Music .................. 99
High Sensitivity mode ..........48
Battery pack ........................123
Hi-Speed Shutter mode.........48
Beach mode ..........................48
E
Beep ......................................78
Electronic transformer........ 120
HOME ..................................43
Blur .......................................11
EV ........................................ 34
HOME items.........................44
Burst......................................51
Export................................... 70
Histogram .............................25
I
Exposure Bracket ................. 52
Identifying parts....................17
Calibration ............................79
F
Image file storage destinations
and file names................97
Center AF .............................31
Face Detection...................... 56
Image quality ........................14
Center-weighted metering ....33
Favorites........................... 8, 61
Image size.......................14, 28
Change REC.Folder..............76
File name.............................. 97
Import ...................................70
Clock Settings.......................84
File storage destination ........ 97
Incandescent .........................53
Close focus ...........................30
Fireworks mode.................... 48
Index screen..........................37
Cloudy ..................................53
Fisheye Lens ........................ 65
Indicator................................18
Calendar..........................38, 58
Index
Exposure............................... 12
C
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Index
Initialize................................78
N
S
Install ....................................93
Natural ................................. 54
Scene Selection .................... 48
internal memory .....................7
NR slow shutter ................... 20
SCRAPBOOK ...................... 39
Internal Memory Tool ..........77
NTSC ................................... 80
Scrapbook............................... 8
ISO............................12, 13, 34
O
J
Optical zoom.................. 28, 82
Changing the display..... 24
Indicator ........................ 18
JPG .......................................98
OS ........................................ 91
LCD backlight............... 24
L
Overexposure ....................... 12
SD......................................... 80
Landscape mode ...................48
P
Language Setting ..................85
Paint pen .............................. 72
LCD Screen ..........................24
Self-timer.............................. 28
Paint ..................................... 66
Sepia ..................................... 55
M
PAL ...................................... 80
Settings ................................. 78
Partial Color ......................... 65
Setup..................................... 57
PC......................................... 90
Sharemark............................. 62
PictBridge .................... 80, 102
Shooting ............................... 47
Manage Memory ..................75
Picture Motion Browser
...................................... 95
Movies........................... 27
Mass Storage ..................76, 80
Pixel ..................................... 14
“Memory Stick Duo”..........121
Playback zoom ..................... 36
Memory Stick .......................60
Precision digital zoom ......... 82
Memory Stick Tool ..............75
Pressing halfway down ........ 10
Menu
Print.............................. 69, 101
Macro....................................30
Main Settings 1.....................78
Main Settings 2.....................80
Items..............................46
Printing directly ................. 102
Shooting ..................47, 51
Printing, Other ..................... 44
Viewing .........................61
Program Auto mode............. 47
Metering Mode .....................33
Protect .................................. 67
Monitor .................................82
Movie Mode .........................47
R
MPG .....................................98
Radial Blur ........................... 66
Multi AF ...............................31
REC Mode ........................... 51
Multi connector
.........................17, 86, 102
Red Eye Correction.............. 64
Multi-pattern metering .........33
Remove Favorites ................ 63
Music ....................................59
Remove Sharemark.............. 63
Music Tool ...........................99
Retouch ................................ 64
Music Transfer .....................99
Retro..................................... 66
Red Eye Reduction .............. 56
Rewind/Fast forward............ 35
Rotate ................................... 69
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Screen
Select Folder......................... 71
Self-diagnosis display ........ 116
Still image ..................... 26
Shooting menu...................... 51
Shooting Settings 1............... 81
Shooting Settings 2............... 83
Shutter speed ........................ 12
Single.................................... 82
Slideshow ....................... 58, 66
Slow Synchro ....................... 29
Smart zoom .......................... 82
Smile Level .......................... 83
Smile Shutter ........................ 50
Snow mode........................... 48
Soft Focus............................. 65
Soft Snap mode .................... 48
Software ................... 93, 95, 99
Spot AF ................................ 31
Spot metering ....................... 33
Spot metering cross hairs ..... 33
SteadyShot............................ 57
Index
T
Touch panel ..........................23
Trimming ..............................64
Troubleshooting..................105
TV .........................................86
Twilight mode.......................48
Twilight Portrait mode..........48
U
Underexposure......................12
USB adaptor for Multi
connector .......................96
USB cable .............................96
USB Connect ........................80
Using your camera abroad
.....................................120
V
VGA......................................15
Video Out .............................80
View Images .........................44
Viewing images ....................35
Viewing menu.......................61
Vivid .....................................54
Volume .................................35
Volume Settings ...................71
W
Warning indicators and
messages......................116
White Balance.......................53
Windows computer...............90
Recommended
environment...................91
Index
Z
Zoom...............................28, 36
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Notes on the License
“C Library”, “Expat” and “zlib”, software
are provided in the camera. We provide this
software based on license agreements with
their owners of copyright. Based on
requests by the owners of copyright of these
software applications, we have an
obligation to inform you of the following.
Please read the following sections.
Read “license1.pdf” in the “License” folder
on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in
English) of “C Library”, “Expat” and “zlib”
software.
On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software
The software that is eligible for the
following GNU General Public License
(hereinafter referred to as “GPL”) or GNU
Lesser General Public License (hereinafter
referred to as “LGPL”) are included in the
camera.
This informs you that you have a right to
have access to, modify, and redistribute
source code for these software programs
under the conditions of the supplied GPL/
LGPL.
Source code is provided on the web. Use
the following URL to download it.
http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/
We would prefer you do not contact us
about the contents of source code.
Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder
on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in
English) of “GPL”, and “LGPL” software.
To view the PDF, Adobe Reader is needed.
If it is not installed on your computer, you
can download it from the Adobe Systems
web page:
http://www.adobe.com/
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Additional information on this product and answers
to frequently asked questions can be found at our
Customer Support Website.