Sony Cyber Shot DSC-P1 Operating instructions

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-P1 Operating instructions
3-064-296-11(1)
Digital Still
Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain
it for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-P1
Serial No. ________________________
DSC-P1
©2000 Sony Corporation
Regulatory Information
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
For the Customers in the
U.S.A.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
DSC-P1
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
1 Sony Drive, Park
Ridge, NJ, 07656 USA
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
CAUTION
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to
persons.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the
appliance.
Never expose the battery pack to
temperature above 140°F (60°C), such as in
a car parked in the sun or under direct
sunlight.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
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You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used
with the equipment in order to comply with
the limits for a digital device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
For the Customers in the
U.S.A. and Canada
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION
BATTERY.
LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
You can return your unwanted lithium ion
batteries to your nearest Sony Service
Center or Factory Service Center.
Note:
In some areas the disposal of lithium ion
batteries in household or business trash may
be prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you call
1-800-222-SONY (United States only)
For the Sony Factory Service Center nearest
you call 416-499-SONY (Canada only)
Caution:
Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium
ion battery.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT USE THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG
WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET
UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS
IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is
fitted to this equipment for your safety and
convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to
be replaced, a 5 AMP fuse approved by
ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e. marked with
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has
a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the
fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never
use the plug without the fuse cover. If you
should lose the fuse cover, please contact
your nearest Sony service station.
For the Customers in
Germany
Directive:EMC Directive 89/336/EEC.92/
31/EEC
This equipment complies with the EMC
regulations when used under the following
circumstances:
• Residential area
• Business district
• Light-industry district
(This equipment complies with the EMC
standard regulations EN55022 Class B.)
“Memory Stick”
N50
For the Customers in CANADA
Attention for the Customers in
Europe
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits sets out on the
EMC Directive for using connection cables
shorter than 3 meters.
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this camera.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
“Memory Stick” and Battery
Pack
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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Battery pack
For the Customers in the
U.S.A. and Canada
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL DEVICE
COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE
FCC RULES AND THE CANADIAN
ICES-003 OPERATION IS SUBJECT
TO THE FOLLOWING TWO
CONDITIONS:
(1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND
(2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT
ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED,
INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT
MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED
OPERATION.
Precaution on copyright
Television programs, films, video tapes, and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials
may be contrary to the provision of the
copyright laws.
Do not shake or strike the camera
In addition to malfunctions and inability to
record images, this may render the
“Memory Stick” unusable or image data
breakdown, damage or loss may occur.
Do not aim the camera at the sun
or other bright light
This may cause irrecoverable damage to
your eyes.
LCD screen, finder (only models
with a finder) and lens
Contents of the recording cannot be
compensated for if recording or playback is
not possible due to a malfunction of your
camera, etc.
• The LCD screen and the finder are
manufactured using extremely highprecision technology so over 99.99% of
the pixels are operational for effective use.
However, there may be some tiny black
points and/or bright points (white, red,
blue or green in color) that constantly
appear on the LCD screen and the finder.
These points are normal in the
manufacturing process and do not affect
the recording in any way.
• Be careful when placing the camera near a
window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD
screen, the finder or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions.
Notes on image data compatibility
Do not get the camera wet
Be sure to read the following
before using your camera
Trial recording
Before you record one-time events, you may
want to make a trial recording to make sure
that the camera is working correctly.
No compensation for contents of
the recording
• This camera conforms with the Design
Rules for Camera File Systems universal
standard established by the JEIDA (Japan
Electronic Industries Development
Association). You cannot play back on
your camera still images recorded on other
equipment (DCR-TRV890E/TRV900/
TRV900E, DSC-D700, DSC-D770) that
does not conform with this universal
standard. (These models are not sold in
some areas.)
• Playback of images recorded with your
camera on other equipment and playback
of images recorded or edited with other
equipment on your camera are not
guaranteed.
When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or
under similar conditions, be careful not to
get the camera wet. If moisture
condensation occurs, refer to page 56 and
follow the instructions on how to remove it
before using the camera.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss,
always copy (back up) data to a disk.
Handling of the movable lens
This camera uses a movable lens.
Be careful not to strike or apply excessive
force to the lens portion.
When the camera is used for long
periods
Note that the camera body may become hot.
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Table of contents
Getting started
Identifying the parts .............................. 6
Preparing the power supply .................. 8
Setting the date and time ..................... 12
Inserting the “Memory Stick” ............. 14
Basic operations
B Recording
Recording still images ........................ 15
Recording moving images .................. 21
B Playback
Playing back still images .................... 22
Playing back moving images .............. 23
Viewing images using a personal
computer ...................................... 25
Image file storage destinations and
image files .................................... 30
Advanced operations
Before performing advanced operations
How to use the MODE selector .......... 32
How to use the control button ............. 32
How to change the menu settings ....... 34
Menu settings ...................................... 35
B Various recording
Setting the image size
(IMAGE SIZE) ............................ 39
Creating Clip Motion Files ................. 40
Recording still images for e-mail
(E-MAIL) ..................................... 41
Recording still images with audio files
(VOICE) ...................................... 41
Recording text documents (TEXT) ..... 42
Recording still images as
uncompressed files (TIFF) ........... 42
Recording images in macro ................ 43
Using the PROGRAM AE function .... 43
Adjusting the exposure
(EXPOSURE) .............................. 44
Adjusting the white balance
(WHITE BALANCE) .................. 45
Recording the date and time on the still
image (DATE/TIME) .................. 45
Enjoying picture effects
(P.EFFECT) ................................. 46
B Various playback
Playing back six images at once
(INDEX) ...................................... 47
Enlarging a part of the still image
(Zoom and trimming) .................. 48
Rotating a still image (ROTATE) ....... 49
Playing back the images in order
(SLIDE SHOW) ........................... 49
Viewing images on a TV screen ......... 50
B Editing
Preventing accidental erasure
(PROTECT) ................................. 51
Deleting images (DELETE) ................ 52
Changing the recorded still image size
(RESIZE) ..................................... 53
Copying images (COPY) .................... 53
Selecting still images to print
(PRINT MARK) .......................... 55
Additional information
Precautions .......................................... 56
On “Memory Sticks” .......................... 57
Using your camera abroad .................. 58
Troubleshooting .................................. 59
Warning and notice messages ............. 63
Self-diagnosis display ......................... 64
Specifications ...................................... 65
Display window indicators ................. 66
LCD screen indicators ........................ 67
Index ................................................... 69
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Getting started
Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
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9
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1
2
3
4
5
6
qa
7
A POWER switch/lamp
B Shutter button (15) (21)
C MODE selector (32)
D Built-in microphone
Do not touch while recording.
E Flash (20)
F Photocell window for flash
Do not block while recording.
G Tripod receptacle (bottom
surface)
Use a tripod with a screw length of
less than 9/32 inch (6.5 mm). You
will be unable to firmly secure the
camera to tripods having longer
screws, and may damage the
camera.
H Finder window
I Self-timer/
recording lamp (only during
recording moving images)
J Display window
K Lens
6
Attaching the wrist strap
Getting started
1
2
3
0
qa
4
5
6
qs
qd
7
qj
qk
ql
8
9
qf
qg
qh
A Finder
Self-timer/recording lamp (red)
AE lock lamp (green)
Strobe charge lamp (orange)
I Speaker
B
(flash) button
L Hook for wrist strap
C
(MACRO) button (43)
M A/V OUT jack (50)
D PROGRAM AE button (43)
E VOLUME +/– button
F LCD ON/OFF button
Set to OFF to save the battery
when using the finder.
J DISPLAY button
K Zoom button
Audio output is monaural.
N Battery eject lever (8)
O Battery/“Memory Stick” cover
P Access lamp (14)
Q USB jack (mini-B) (26) (27)
G LCD screen
R Jack cover
H Control button
S DC IN jack (9) (11)
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Preparing the power supply
Installing the battery pack
Your camera operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” NP-FS11 battery pack* (S
series). You cannot use any other battery pack.
Battery eject lever
1
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
2
Install the battery pack.
Insert the battery pack with the B mark facing toward the battery compartment
as illustrated.
3
Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
To remove the battery pack
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. Slide the battery eject lever upward,
and remove the battery pack.
Be careful not to drop the battery pack when removing it.
* What is “InfoLITHIUM”?
“InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange information such as battery
consumption with compatible video equipment. This unit is compatible with the
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (S series). “InfoLITHIUM” S series battery packs have the
mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
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Charging the battery pack
You cannot charge the battery pack while your camera is turned on. Be sure to turn
off your camera before charging.
Getting started
Battery pack (S series)
To the wall outlet (mains)
Jack cover
Power cord
(mains lead)
AC-LS1A AC power adaptor
1
Insert the battery pack into your camera.
2
Open the jack cover and connect the DC connecting cable to the
DC IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up.
3
Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and
then to a wall outlet (mains).
The battery indicator in the display window flashes when charging begins.
When the battery indicator stops flashing, normal charge is completed. For
full charge, which allows you to use the battery longer than usual, leave the
battery pack inserted for about one hour after normal charge is completed until
the battery remaining indicator and “FULL” is displayed alternately in the
display window.
After charging
Remove the AC power adaptor.
Battery remaining indicator
The LCD screen on the camera shows the remaining time for which you can still
record or play back images.
This indication may not be entirely accurate depending on the conditions of use and
the operating environment.
Charging at a room temperature of 50°F to 86°F (10°C to 30°C) is recommended.
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NP-FS11 battery pack
When you record images in an extremely cold location or using the LCD screen, the
operating time becomes short. When using the camera in an extremely cold location,
place the battery pack in your pocket or other place to keep it warm, then insert the
battery pack into the camera just before recording. When using a pocket heater, take
care not to let the heater directly contact the battery.
Charging time
Battery pack
Full charge (min.)
Normal charge (min.)
NP-FS11 (supplied)
180
130
Approximate time to charge a completely discharged battery pack using the ACLS1A AC power adaptor.
Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back
STILL mode recording*
NP-FS11 (supplied)
Battery life (min.)
Number of images
LCD screen ON
70 (65)
1300 (1200)
LCD screen OFF
90 (85)
1700 (1600)
STILL mode playback**
NP-FS11 (supplied)
LCD screen ON
Battery life (min.)
Number of images
105 (100)
2000 (1900)
Approximate battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back
with a fully charged battery pack at a temperature of 77°F (25°C), 640×480 image
size and in NORMAL recording mode. Numbers in parentheses indicate the time
when you use a normally charged battery pack.
∗ Recording at about 4-second intervals
∗∗ Playing back single images in order at about 3-second intervals
MOVIE mode recording
NP-FS11 (supplied)
LCD screen OFF (min.) LCD screen ON (min.)
Continuous recording
110 (100)
85 (75)
Approximate time that can be recorded with a fully charged battery pack at a
temperature of 77°F (25°C) and 160×112 image size. Numbers in parentheses
indicate the time when you use a normally charged battery pack.
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Notes
Using the AC power adaptor
To the wall outlet (mains)
Jack cover
Power cord
(mains lead)
AC-LS1A AC power adaptor
1
Open the jack cover and connect the DC connecting cable to the
DC IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up.
2
Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and
then to a wall outlet (mains).
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Getting started
• The battery life and number of images will be decreased if you use your camera at low
temperatures, use the flash, repeatedly turn the power on/off or use the zoom.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is limited. The figures in the table are a guide when you
continuously record/play back while replacing the “Memory Stick.”
• “----” appears in the display window until the battery usable time is calculated.
• During charging, the indicators in the display window may not appear correctly or may flash in
the following cases.
— When the battery pack is not installed correctly.
— When the battery pack has malfunctioned.
• When you turn the LCD screen on and off, it takes about one minute for the correct battery
remaining time to appear.
• If the power may go off although the battery remaining indicator indicates that the battery pack
has enough power to operate, charge the battery pack fully again so that the indication on the
battery remaining indicator is correct.
• Use the AC power adaptor near the wall outlet (mains). If any trouble occurs while using the
camera, immediately unplug the power cord from the wall outlet (mains) to cut off the power.
• Do not short the DC plug of the AC power adaptor with a metallic object, as this may cause
malfunction.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water.
• When the battery pack will not be used for a long time, charge the battery pack once fully, and
use it in PLAY mode until it completely discharges. Keep the battery pack in a cool place.
• Battery life will be shorter when you record with the LCD screen ON. We recommend that you
turn the LCD screen OFF.
Setting the date and time
When you first use your camera, set the date and time. If these are not set, the
CLOCK SET screen appears whenever you turn on your camera for recording.
POWER switch
Control button
1
Slide the POWER switch to turn on the power.
The POWER lamp lights up.
2
Press v on the control button.
The menu bar appears on the LCD screen.
3
Select [SETUP] with B on the control button,
then press the center z.
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Select [CLOCK SET] with v/V on the control button, then press the
center z.
5
Select the desired date display format with
v/V on the control button, then press the
center z.
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day), [M/D/Y]
(month/day/year) or [D/M/Y] (day/month/year).
6
Select the year, month, day, hour or minute
item you want to set with b/B on the control
button.
The item to be set is indicated with v/V.
7
Set the numeric value with v/V on the control button, then press
the center z to enter it.
After entering the number, v/V moves to the next item.
If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 5, set the time on a 24-hour cycle.
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Select [ENTER] with B on the control button,
then press the center z at the desired
moment to begin clock movement.
The date and time are entered.
Getting started
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To cancel the date and time setting
Select [CANCEL] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press the center z.
Auto power-off function
If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes during recording, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery. To use the camera again,
slide the POWER switch to turn on the camera again.
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Inserting the “Memory Stick”
Access lamp
1
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
2
Insert the “Memory Stick.”
Insert the “Memory Stick” with the B mark facing toward the battery
compartment as illustrated until it clicks.
3
Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Removing the “Memory Stick”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, then press the “Memory Stick” once lightly.
Notes
• If you do not insert the “Memory Stick” firmly until it clicks, a message such as “MEMORY
STICK ERROR” will be displayed.
• Never remove the “Memory Stick” or turn off the power while the access lamp is lit up.
• You cannot record or edit images on a “Memory Stick” if the erasure prevention switch is set to
the LOCK position.
Connector
Erasure prevention switch
Label space
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Basic operations
B Recording
Recording still images
Still images are recorded in JPEG format.
To record still images, slide the POWER switch to turn on the power and insert a
“Memory Stick.”
B Recording
POWER switch
1
Set the MODE selector to STILL.
2
Press and hold the shutter button halfway
down and check the image.
While the AE lock indicator z (green) is flashing
rapidly, the image freezes momentarily, but is not
yet recorded. When the camera finishes the
automatic adjustments*, the AE lock indicator z
stops flashing rapidly and lights up.**
The camera is ready for recording.
To cancel the recording, release the shutter button.
Remaining memory
capacity indicator
AE lock indicator
3
∗
Press the shutter button fully down.
The shutter sounds and the image is recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
When “RECORDING” disappears, you can record the next image.
Exposure and focus are automatically adjusted.
∗∗ When the AE lock indicator z changes to flashing slowly, the subject may be difficult to
focus on (dark or no contrast) or the subject may be extremely close. Release the shutter and
focus again, and be sure to check the picture after recording.
If you skip step 2 and press the shutter fully down
The shutter sounds and the image is recorded on the “Memory Stick”.
You cannot record an image when:
— The recording conditions require a flash and the strobe charge lamp (page 17) is
flashing.
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The number of images you can record on a “Memory Stick”
See pages 39 to 42.
Notes
• Do not touch the lens portion while it is operating.
• While the image is being recorded on the “Memory Stick,” do not shake or strike the camera.
Also, do not turn the power off, or remove the battery pack or “Memory Stick.”
• When recording a bright subject, the LCD screen color may change after AE lock, but this does
not affect the recorded image.
Holding the camera correctly
Hold the camera so that your fingers do not block the flash when recording images.
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Recording images with the finder
LCD ON/OFF
B Recording
Press LCD ON/OFF to turn off the LCD screen.
Indicators on the finder
Recording lamp (red)
AE lock lamp (green)
Strobe charge lamp (orange)
Notes
• When recording a subject closer than 3 1/4 feet (1 m), record using the LCD screen. When
recording images with the finder, the positions of the finder and the lens differ, so the recording
range may be slightly offset.
• You cannot turn off the LCD screen when [DEMO] is set to [ON] in the menu settings.
Checking the last recorded image (Quick Review)
You can check the last recorded image by clearing the menu bar from the screen
(page 33) and pressing b on the control button. To return to the normal recording
mode, press lightly on the shutter button or select [RETURN] with b/B on the
control button and then press the center z. You can also delete the image first by
selecting [DELETE] on the Quick Review screen with b/B on the control button and
pressing the center z, and then selecting [OK] with v/V on the control button and
pressing the center z.
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Using the zoom feature
The lens portion moves during zoom operation. Be careful not to touch the lens
portion while it is operating.
Zoom button
W side: for wide-angle (subject appears
farther away)
T side: for telephoto (subject appears
closer)
Minimum focal distance to the subject
W side: About 19 3/4 inches (50 cm) or more
T side: About 19 3/4 inches (50 cm) or more
To record even closer subjects, see page 43.
Digital zoom function
This camera has a digital zoom function.
Digital zoom enlarges the image by digital processing and it starts to function when
zoom exceeds 3×.
The T side of the bar shows the
digital zooming zone.
Using digital zoom
• The maximum zoom magnification is 6×.
• Digital zooming deteriorates the picture quality. When digital zoom is not
necessary, set [DIGITAL ZOOM] to [OFF] in the menu settings (page 37).
Notes
• Zoom does not work while recording moving images.
• Digital zoom does not work for moving images.
• Digitally zoomed images do not appear in the finder. Check these images using the LCD
screen.
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LCD screen indicators during recording
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen.
See page 67 for a detailed description of the indicated items.
B Recording
DISPLAY
Notes
• You cannot turn off the self-timer indicators and some of the indicators used in advanced
operations.
• The indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded.
Using the self-timer
When you use the self-timer function, the subject is recorded about 10 seconds after
you press the shutter button.
Shutter button
Self-timer lamp
Control button
Select
(self-timer) indicator on the menu bar with v/V/b/B on the control button,
then press the center z. The (self-timer) indicator appears on the LCD screen, and
about 10 seconds after you press the shutter button, the subject is recorded. The selftimer lamp flashes after you press the shutter button until the shutter is released.
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Recording images with the flash
The initial setting is auto (no indicator). In this mode, the flash automatically strobes
when the surroundings become dark. When you change the flash mode, press the
(flash) repeatedly so that the flash mode indicator appears on the LCD screen.
(flash)
Each time you press the
(flash), the indicator changes as follows.
(No indicator) t
t
t
t (No indicator)
Auto red-eye reduction: The flash strobes before recording to reduce the
red-eye phenomenon.
Forced flash:
The flash strobes regardless of the surrounding
brightness.
No flash:
The flash does not strobe.
You can change the brightness of the flash (FLASH LEVEL) in the menu settings
(page 37).
Notes
• The recommended shooting distance using the built-in flash is 1 5/8 feet to 7 1/2 feet (0.5 m to
2.3 m) when set to the W side, or 1 5/8 feet to 3 7/8 feet (0.5 m to 1.2 m) when set to the T side.
• Auto red-eye reduction may not produce the desired red-eye reduction effects depending on
individual differences, the distance to the subject, if the subject does not see the pre-strobe, or
other conditions.
• The flash effect is not obtained easily when you use forced flash in a bright location.
• When you record images in a dark place with the camera set to
(no flash), the shutter speed
becomes slow, so using a tripod is recommended to prevent shaking.
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Recording moving images
Moving images with audio are recorded in MPEG format.
To record moving images, slide the POWER switch to turn on the power and insert a
“Memory Stick.”
B Recording
POWER switch
DISPLAY
1
Set the MODE selector to MOVIE.
2
Press the shutter button fully down.
“REC” appears on the LCD screen, and the image and sound are recorded on
the “Memory Stick.”
If you press the shutter button once
The image and sound are recorded for five seconds. You can change the
recording time to 10 or 15 seconds with [REC TIME SET] in the menu settings
(page 36).
If you hold the shutter button down
The image and sound are recorded while the shutter button is held down for up
to 60 seconds. However, when [IMAGE SIZE] in the menu setting is set to
[320 (HQ)]/[320×240], the maximum recording time is 15 seconds (page 36).
Zooming or using the self-timer, etc.
See pages 18 and 19.
LCD screen indicators during recording
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen.
These indicators are not recorded. See page 67 for a detailed description of the
indicators.
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B Playback
Playing back still images
POWER switch
DISPLAY
1
Set the MODE selector to PLAY.
The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen.
2
Press v on the control button to display the menu bar on the LCD
screen.
3
Select the desired still image with the
control button.
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to select "b/B"
on the LCD screen, then press b/B on the control
button.
"b: To display the preceding image.
B": To display the next image.
When the menu bar is not displayed
You can directly select and play back the image with b/B on the control button.
Notes
• You might not be able to correctly play back images recorded with this camera on other
equipment.
• You cannot play back on this camera images larger than the maximum image size that can be
recorded with this camera.
LCD screen indicators during still image playback
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen.
See page 68 for a detailed description of the indicators.
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Playing back moving images
POWER switch
VOLUME +/–
DISPLAY
B Playback
1
Set the MODE selector to PLAY.
The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen.
2
Press v on the control button to display the menu bar on the LCD
screen.
3
Select the desired moving image with the
control button.
Moving images are displayed one-size smaller than
still images.
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to select "b/B"
on the LCD screen, then press b/B on the control
button.
"b: To display the preceding image.
B": To display the next image.
4
B (playback)/X (pause)
Select B (playback) on the LCD screen with
v/V/b/B on the control button, then press the
center z.
The moving image and sound are played back.
During playback, B (playback) changes to X
(pause).
Playback bar
To pause playback
Select X (pause) on the LCD screen with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press
the center z.
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When the menu bar is not displayed
You can directly select the image with b/B on the control button, and play back the
image and sound by pressing the center z. When you press the center z during
playback, playback is paused.
Moving images recorded with the image of [320 (HQ)]
The images are displayed over the entire screen in steps 3 and 4.
Adjusting the volume
Press VOLUME +/– to adjust the volume.
LCD screen indicators during moving image playback
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen.
See page 68 for a detailed description of the indicators.
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Viewing images using a personal
computer
You can view data recorded with your camera on a personal computer and attach it to
e-mail. This section describes the method for installing the USB driver and viewing
images on a personal computer. Be sure to also see the operation manuals for your
personal computer and application software.
Note
Recommended computer environment
Recommended Windows environment
OS:
Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 Professional
Standard installation is required.
Operation is not assured in an environment upgraded from:
Windows 3.1, Windows 95 to Windows 98 or
Windows 98 to Windows 98SE;
Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows 95 to
Windows 2000
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
The USB connector must be provided as standard.
ActiveMovie Player (DirectShow) must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
Recommended Macintosh environment
Macintosh computer with the Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0 standard installation
However, note that the update to Mac OS 9.0 should be used for the following models.
• iMac with the Mac OS 8.6 standard installation and a slot loading type CD-ROM drive
• iBook or G4 with the Mac OS 8.6 standard installation
The USB connector must be provided as standard.
QuickTime 3.2 or newer must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
Notes
• Operations are not guaranteed for either the Windows or Macintosh environment if you connect
two or more USB equipment to a single personal computer at the same time (except for the
USB keyboard and mouse which are provided as standard), or when using a hub.
• Depending on the type of USB equipment that is used simultaneously, some equipment may
not operate.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned
above.
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B Playback
Data recorded with your camera is stored in the following formats. Make sure that applications
that support these file formats are installed on your personal computer.
• Still images (other than TEXT mode, uncompressed mode and Clip Motion):JPEG format
• Moving images/audio:
MPEG format
• Uncompressed mode still images:
TIFF format
• TEXT mode, Clip Motion:
GIF format
Installing the USB driver
Before connecting your camera to your personal computer, install the USB driver to
the computer. The USB driver is contained together with application software for
viewing images on a CD-ROM which is supplied with your camera.
For Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows 2000 users
1
Turn on your personal computer and allow Windows to load.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your personal
computer.
The application software screen appears.
3
Click “USB Driver Installation for Windows 98/98SE, Windows
2000”.
USB driver installation starts.
4
Follow the on-screen messages to install the USB driver.
5
Connect the USB jack (mini-B) on your camera with the USB
connector on your personal computer using the supplied USB
cable.
to the USB connector
Personal computer
to the USB jack
(mini-B)
USB cable
Push in until the
connector clicks
into place
6
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camera, connect the AC power
adaptor and turn on your camera.
“PC MODE” appears on the LCD screen of your camera and the camera is set
to communication standby mode. Your personal computer recognizes the
camera, and the Windows Add Hardware Wizard starts.
7
Follow the on-screen messages to have the Add Hardware Wizard
recognize the hardware.
The Add Hardware Wizard starts twice because two different USB drivers are
installed. Be sure to allow the installation to complete without interrupting it.
Note
In step 7, make sure that a “Memory Stick” is inserted in your camera. Otherwise, you will be
unable to install the USB driver.
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For Macintosh users
Turn on your personal computer and allow the Mac OS to load.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your personal
computer.
3
Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon to open the window.
4
Double-click the icon of the hard disk containing the OS to open
the window.
5
Move the following two files from the window opened in step 3 to
the “System Folder” icon in the window opened in step 4 (drag
and drop).
• Sony USB Driver
• Sony USB Shim
6
When “Put these items into the Extensions folder?” appears, click
“OK.”
7
Restart your personal computer.
Viewing images
For Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows 2000 users
1
Turn on the power of your personal computer and allow Windows
to load.
2
Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack (mini-B) on the
camera and the other end to the USB connector on your personal
computer.
to the USB connector
Personal computer
3
to the USB jack
(mini-B)
USB cable
Push in until the
connector clicks
into place
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camera, and connect the AC
power adaptor to your camera and then to a wall outlet (mains).
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B Playback
1
4
Turn on the power of your camera.
“PC MODE” appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
5
Open “My Computer” on Windows and double click the newly
recognized drive. (Example: “Removable Disk (D:)”)
The folders inside the “Memory Stick” are displayed.
6
Select and double-click the desired image/sound file from the
folder.
For the detailed folder and file name, see “Image file storage destinations and
image files” (page 30).
Desired file type
Double-click in this order
t “100msdcf” folder t Image file
Still image
“Dcim” folder
Moving image*
“Mssony” folder t “Moml0001” folder t Image file*
Audio*
“Mssony” folder t “Momlv100” folder t Audio file*
Clip Motion
image
“Dcim” folder
t “100msdcf” folder t Image file
E-mail image
“Mssony” folder t “Imcif100” folder
TIFF image
(uncompressed)
t Image file
* Copying a file to the hard disk of your personal computer before viewing it is
recommended. If you play back the file directly from the “Memory Stick”, the
image and sound may break off.
For Windows 2000 users
When using Windows 2000, the following procedures are recommended when
disconnecting the USB cable from your personal computer or ejecting the “Memory
Stick” from the camera while it is connected to your personal computer.
1
Stop the drive by clicking on the “Unplug/Eject” icon in the task
tray.
2
When the message appears comfirming the safe removal of the
hardware, disconnect the USB cable or eject the “Memory Stick”.
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Notes on using your personal computer
“Memory Stick”
• “Memory Stick” operations on your camera cannot be assured if the “Memory Stick” has been
formatted on your personal computer.
• Do not optimize the “Memory Stick” on a Windows machine. This will shorten the “Memory
Stick” life.
• Do not compress the data on the “Memory Stick.” Compressed files cannot be played back on
your camera.
Software
Communications with your personal computer
Communications between your camera and your personal computer may not recover after
recovering from Suspend, Resume, or Sleep.
Other
When connecting the camera to a personal computer or when using an external power source,
remove the battery pack from inside the camera.
• Windows and ActiveMovie, DirectShow are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS, QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
• All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this
manual.
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B Playback
• Depending on your application software, the file size may increase when you open a still image
file.
• When you load an image modified using the supplied retouch software from your personal
computer to the camera or when you directly modify the image on the camera, the image
format will differ so the “FILE ERROR” message may appear and you may be unable to open
the file.
• Depending on your application software, only the first frame of a Clip Motion image may be
displayed.
Image file storage destinations
and image files
Image files recorded with your camera are grouped in folders by recording mode.
The meanings of the file names are as follows. ssss stands for any number
within the range from 0001 to 9999.
For Windows 98 users (The drive recognizing the camera is
“D.”)
Folder containing still image, TEXT mode
image and Clip Motion image data
Folder containing E-MAIL mode and TIFF
mode image data
Folder containing moving image data
Folder containing VOICE mode audio data
Folder
100msdcf
File
Meaning
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Still image file recorded normally
• Still image file recorded in E-MAIL mode
(page 41)
• Still image file recorded in TIFF mode
(page 42)
• Still image file recorded in VOICE mode
(page 41)
CLP0ssss.GIF
• Clip Motion file recorded in NORMAL
mode (page 40)
CLP0ssss.THM
• Index image file of Clip Motion file
recorded in NORMAL mode
MBL0ssss.GIF
• Clip Motion file recorded in MOBILE
mode (page 40)
MBL0ssss.THM • Index image file of Clip Motion file
recorded in MOBILE mode
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TXT0ssss.GIF
• Still image file recorded in TEXT mode
(page 42)
TXT0ssss.THM
• Index image file of still image file recorded
in TEXT mode
Folder
Imcif100
File
Meaning
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Small-size image file recorded in E-MAIL
mode (page 41)
DSC0ssss.TIF
• Uncompressed image file recorded in TIFF
mode (page 42)
Moml0001 MOV0ssss.MPG • Moving image file recorded normally
Momlv100 DSC0ssss.MPG
• Audio file recorded in VOICE mode (page 41)
B Playback
The numerical portions of the following files are the same.
— A small-size image file recorded in E-MAIL mode and its corresponding image file
— An uncompressed image file recorded in TIFF mode and its corresponding image file
— An audio file recorded in VOICE mode and its corresponding image file
— An image file recorded in TEXT mode and its corresponding index image file
— An image file recorded with CLIP MOTION and its corresponding index image file
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Advanced operations
Before performing advanced
operations
This section describes the basic control methods that are frequently used for
“Advanced operations”.
How to use the MODE selector
The MODE selector selects whether you can use your camera to record or to play
back and edit images. Set the selector as follows before starting to operate your
camera.
PLAY
STILL
MOVIE
PLAY:
To play back or edit
images
STILL: To record still images,
voice memos and Clip
Motion images
MOVIE: To record moving images
How to use the control button
The control button is used to select the indicators, images and menus appearing on
the LCD screen of your camera. The operation methods that are frequently used for
“Advanced operations” are described below.
Select
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Enter (OK)
Turning on/off the operation buttons (menu bar) on the LCD screen
Press v to display the menu bar
on the LCD screen.
Press V to clear the menu bar
from the LCD screen.
Menu bar
Note
You cannot clear the menu bar during INDEX screen display (page 47).
Selecting items and images on the LCD screen
Press v/V/b/B on the
control button to select the
item you want to set or the
image you want to display.
The color of the selected item or
the border of the selected image
changes from blue to yellow.
2
Press the center z to enter
the item.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to execute
each function.
The “Advanced operations” section of this manual refers to selecting and
entering items by the above procedure as “Select [(item name)].”
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Before performing advanced operations
1
How to change the menu settings
Some of the advanced operations for your camera are executed by selecting menu
items displayed on the LCD screen with the control button.
MODE selector
1
Press v on the control button to display the menu bar.
The menu bar appears as follows according to the setting of the MODE
selector.
MOVIE/STILL
PLAY (single mode)
PLAY (INDEX mode)
1
2
Select the desired item with v/V/b/B on the
control button, then press the center z.
The color of the selected item changes from blue to
yellow, and when you press the center z, the modes
that can be set for that item are displayed.
3
Select the desired mode with v/V/b/B on the control button, then
press the center z.
To clear the menu
Press V on the control button until the LCD screen returns to the menu bar display in
step 1. To clear the menu bar, press V again.
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Menu settings
Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the setting of the MODE
selector. The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate at the moment. Initial
settings are indicated with x.
(SELF TIMER)
Records with the self-timer (page 19).
EFFECT
Item
Setting
Description
MODE
selector
SOLARIZE Sets the image special effects (page 46). MOVIE
B&W
STILL
SEPIA
NEG.ART
x OFF
DATE/
TIME
DAY&TIME Sets whether to insert the date and time STILL
into the image (page 45).
DATE
x OFF
FILE
Item
FORMAT
FILE
NUMBER
Setting
Description
MODE
selector
OK
Formats a “Memory Stick.”
CANCEL
Cancels formatting of a “Memory
Stick.”
SERIES
Assigns numbers to files in sequence
MOVIE
even if the “Memory Stick” is changed. STILL
Resets the file numbering each time the
“Memory Stick” is changed.
x NORMAL
CLIP
MOTION
Sets the image size and number of
frames for creating GIF format
animation (page 40).
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
STILL
160×120
Up to 10 frames can be recorded.
(NORMAL)
80×72
(MOBILE)
Up to 2 frames can be recorded.
CANCEL
Cancels Clip Motion.
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Before performing advanced operations
P.EFFECT
Item
IMAGE
SIZE
REC MODE
REC TIME
SET
Setting
PRINT
MARK
STILL
320 (HQ)
320×240
x 160×112
Selects the MPEG image size when
recording moving images.
MOVIE
TIFF
Records a TIFF (uncompressed) file in
addition to the JPEG file.
STILL
TEXT
Records a GIF file in black-and-white.
VOICE
Records an audio file (with still image)
in addition to the JPEG file.
E-MAIL
Records a small-size (320×240) JPEG
file in addition to the selected image
size.
x NORMAL
Records a JPEG file in the selected
image size.
15 sec
10 sec
x 5 sec
Adjusts the recording time for moving
images.
MOVIE
Rotates the still image.
PLAY
—
INTERVAL Sets the slide show interval.
x 3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min
REPEAT
Starts the slide show.
CANCEL
Cancels the slide show settings and
execution.
ON
Marks the still images to be printed
(page 55).
ON
x OFF
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PLAY
Repeats the slide show.
x ON/OFF
START
x OFF
PROTECT
MODE
selector
x 2048×1536 Selects the image size when recording
2048 (3:2) still images.
1600×1200
1280×960
640×480
ROTATE
(in single
mode only)
SLIDE
SHOW
(in single
mode only)
Description
PLAY
Unmarks the print mark of the still
images.
Protects images against accidental
erasure (page 51).
Releases protection of images against
accidental erasure.
PLAY
CAMERA
Item
DIGITAL
ZOOM
SHARPNESS
WHITE
BALANCE
FLASH
LEVEL
Setting
x ON
Uses digital zoom.
OFF
Does not use digital zoom.
+2 to –2
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
appears on the LCD screen except
when set to 0.
IN DOOR Sets the white balance (page 45).
OUT DOOR
HOLD
x AUTO
HIGH
x NORMAL
Makes the flash level higher than
normal.
MODE
selector
STILL
STILL
MOVIE
STILL
STILL
Normal setting.
Makes the flash level lower than normal.
+2.0 EV to Adjusts the exposure.
–2.0 EV
MOVIE
STILL
TOOL
Item
COPY
RESIZE
(in single
mode only)
Setting
Description
OK
Copies an image (page 53).
CANCEL
Cancels copying of the image.
2048×1536 Changes the recorded still image size
1600×1200 (page 53).
1280×960
640×480
CANCEL
MODE
selector
PLAY
PLAY
SETUP
Item
DEMO
Setting
x ON/STBY
OFF
Description
MODE
selector
MOVIE
Displayed only when you use the AC
power adaptor in MOVIE or STILL
STILL
mode. When ON is selected, a
demonstration will start if you do not
operate your camera for about
10 minutes. To stop the demonstration,
turn off your camera. Select ON to make
the demonstration appear again.
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Before performing advanced operations
LOW
EXPOSURE
Description
Item
VIDEO
OUT
Setting
NTSC
PAL
Description
MODE
selector
MOVIE
Sets the video output signal to NTSC
mode (North American countries, Japan, STILL
etc.).
PLAY
Sets the video output signal to PAL
mode (European countries, etc.).
/
x ENGLISH Displays the menu items in English.
LANGUAGE
/JPN Displays the menu items in Japanese.
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
CLOCK
SET
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
BEEP
Sets the date and time (page 12).
—
x ON
OFF
LCD
BRIGHT
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
SHUTTER Turns off the beep only. (The shutter
sound is heard when you press the
shutter button.)
Turns on the beep/shutter sound (when
you press the control button/shutter
button).
Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
Adjusts the LCD screen brightness
using the +/– buttons on the LCD
screen. This has no effect on the
recorded images.
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
INDEX*
Displays six images at a time (PLAY (INDEX) mode) (page 47).
DELETE
Setting
Description
OK
Deletes the displayed image.
CANCEL
Cancels deleting of the image.
3 (RETURN)**
Returns to PLAY (single) mode.
∗ Displayed only in PLAY (single) mode.
∗∗ Displayed only in PLAY (INDEX) mode.
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MODE selector
PLAY
B Various recording
Setting the image size
(IMAGE SIZE)
1
2,3
1
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
The number of images or the time
that you can record on a “Memory
Stick” (8 MB):
Image size
Number of images or
time*
2048×1536
Approx. 5
2048 (3:2)
Approx. 5
1600×1200
Approx. 8
1280×960
Approx. 12
640×480
Approx. 118
320 (HQ)
Approx. 20 (15**) sec.
320×240
Approx. 80 (15**) sec.
160×112
Approx. 320 (60**) sec.
2
Select [FILE] and then
[IMAGE SIZE] from the menu.
∗ When [REC MODE] is set to
[NORMAL].
3
Select the desired image
size.
∗∗ Numbers in parentheses indicate the
maximum recording time during
continuous recording.
B Various recording
Still image sizes
2048×1536, 2048 (3:2)*,
1600×1200, 1280×960, 640×480
∗ The image is recorded in 3:2
(horizontal : vertical) size to match
the printing paper size ratio of 3:2.
Moving image sizes
320 (HQ*), 320×240, 160×112
∗ High Quality mode
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Creating Clip Motion
Files
Clip Motion is an animation function
that plays back still images in
succession. Clip Motion images are
played back on this camera at
approximately 0.5 s intervals. The
images are stored in GIF format, which
is convenient for creating home pages
or attaching images to e-mail.
4,5
1
2,3
1
Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2
Select [FILE] and then [CLIP
MOTION] from the menu.
3
Select the desired mode.
160×120 (NORMAL)
Clip Motion of up to 10 frames can
be recorded.
This is suitable for use on home
pages, etc.
80×72 (MOBILE)
Clip Motion of up to 2 frames can
be recorded.
This is suitable for use with
portable data terminals.
CANCEL
This cancels the creation of Clip
Motion.
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4
Record the image for the first
frame.
5
Record the image for the next
frame.
Image recording can be repeated
up to the maximum number of
recordable frames.
The frame images are
automatically recorded on the
“Memory Stick” when you select
[FINISH] or after recording the
maximum number of frames.
To stop Clip Motion creation
Select [RETURN] after step 3.
Note that if you record even one frame,
you cannot stop Clip Motion creation.
The number of Clip Motion frames
that you can record on a “Memory
Stick” (8 MB):
Image size
Number of images
160×120
(NORMAL)
Approx. 40*
80×72
(MOBILE)
Approx. 800
∗ When recording 10 frames per Clip
Motion file
Notes
• Reading and writing data takes more time
than normal image recording.
• Due to the limitations of the GIF format,
the number of colors for Clip Motion
images is reduced to 256 colors or less.
Therefore, the picture quality may
deteriorate for some images.
• The file size is reduced in MOBILE mode,
so the picture quality deteriorates.
• GIF files not created on this camera may
not be displayed correctly.
Recording still
images for e-mail (EMAIL)
Recording still
images with audio
files (VOICE)
3
1
E-MAIL mode records a small-size
(320×240) image at the same time as a
still image. Small-size images are
convenient for e-mail transmission, etc.
3
1
2
Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2
Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [E-MAIL] from the
menu.
3
Record the image.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick” (8 MB)
in E-MAIL mode:
Image size
Number of images
2048×1536
Approx. 4
2048 (3:2)
Approx. 4
1
Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2
Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [VOICE] from the
menu.
3
Record the image.
If you press and release the shutter
button, sound is recorded for
5 seconds.
If you hold down the shutter
button, sound is recorded until you
release the shutter button for up to
40 seconds.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick” (8 MB)
in VOICE mode (when recording
sound for five seconds):
1600×1200
Approx. 8
Image size
1280×960
Approx. 12
2048×1536
Approx. 4
640×480
Approx. 95
2048 (3:2)
Approx. 4
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
Number of images
1600×1200
Approx. 7
1280×960
Approx. 11
640×480
Approx. 56
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
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B Various recording
1
2
Recording text
documents (TEXT)
Text is recorded in black and white
GIF format to provide a clearer image.
3
1
Recording still
images as
uncompressed files
(TIFF)
This mode simultaneously records still
images in both TIFF format
(uncompressed) and JPEG format
(compressed).
3
1
2
1
Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2
Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [TEXT] from the
menu.
3
Record the image.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick” (8 MB)
in TEXT mode:
Image size
Number of images
2048×1536
Approx. 15 to 125
2048 (3:2)
Approx. 17 to 137
2
1
Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2
Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [TIFF] from the
menu.
3
Record the image.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick”
(16 MB) in TIFF mode:
1600×1200
Approx. 25 to 173
Image size
1280×960
Approx. 40 to 228
2048×1536
Approx. 1
640×480
Approx. 160 to 727
2048 (3:2)
Approx. 1
Number of images
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
Notes
Notes
• If the subject is not evenly illuminated, you
may be unable to record a clear image.
• Writing and reading data takes more time
than in normal recording.
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• JPEG images are recorded in the image
size selected by the [IMAGE SIZE] menu.
TIFF images are recorded in [2048×1536]
size other than when [2048 (3:2)] is
selected.
• Writing data takes more time than in
normal recording.
• The supplied “Memory Stick” (8 MB)
does not have sufficient capacity to record
uncompressed images.
Recording images in
macro
Using the PROGRAM
AE function
1
2
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2
Press MACRO so that the
(auto macro) indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
You can record a subject as close
as about 4 inches (10 cm) from the
lens surface with the zoom set all
the way to the W side.
(About 19 3/4 inches (50 cm) on
the T side)
To return to normal
recording mode
Press MACRO again so that
disappears from the LCD screen.
Notes
• You cannot record images in macro with
the following PROGRAM AE modes.
— Landscape mode
— Panfocus mode
• You cannot record images in macro when
appears on the LCD screen.
• When recording images in macro, use the
LCD screen. If you record using the finder,
the range visible in the finder may differ
from the actual recording range.
1
2
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
Press PROGRAM AE
repeatedly to select the
desired PROGRAM AE mode.
Twilight mode
Suppresses the washed-out color
of a bright subject in a dark place
so that you can record the subject
without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
Twilight plus mode
Increases the effectiveness of the
twilight mode function.
Landscape mode
Focuses only on a distant subject
to record landscapes, etc.
Panfocus mode
Changes the focus quickly and
simply from a close subject to a
distant subject.
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B Various recording
1
1
2
Spot light-metering mode
Select this mode when there is
backlight or when there is strong
contrast between the subject and
the background, etc. Position the
point you want to record on the
spot light-metering cross hair.
Adjusting the
exposure
(EXPOSURE)
1
LCD screen
2,3
Spot light-metering
cross hair
To cancel PROGRAM AE
Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly until
the indicator on the LCD screen goes
out.
Notes
• You can focus only on distant subjects in
Landscape mode.
• In Panfocus mode, the zoom position and
focus are fixed.
• When you record in the Twilight plus
mode, we recommend that you use a tripod
to prevent shaking.
• Set the forced flash
when you use the
flash in the following modes:
–Twilight mode
–Twilight plus mode
–Landscape mode
• You cannot use the PROGRAM AE
function when [REC MODE] is set to
[TEXT].
• The noise may increase in twilight plus
mode.
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1
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2
Select [CAMERA] and then
[EXPOSURE] from the menu.
3
Select the desired exposure
value.
Adjust the exposure value while
checking the brightness of the
background. You can select values
ranging from +2.0 EV to –2.0 EV
in steps of 1/3 EV.
Note
The exposure may not be adjusted properly
when the subject is extremely bright or dark,
or when using the flash.
Adjusting the white
balance (WHITE
BALANCE)
Normally the white balance is
automatically adjusted.
Recording the date
and time on the still
image (DATE/TIME)
4
1
1
2,3
2,3
1
Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2
2
Select [EFFECT] and then
[DATE/TIME] from the menu.
Select [CAMERA] and then
[WHITE BALANCE] from the
menu.
3
Select the date and time
setting.
3
Select the desired white
balance setting.
DAY&TIME
The date, hour and minutes are
imposed onto the image.
IN DOOR (n)
• Places where the lighting
condition changes quickly
• Under bright lighting such as
photography studios
• Under sodium or mercury lamps
OUT DOOR (
)
Recording a sunrise/sunset, night
scene, neon signs, or fireworks
HOLD
Recording a single-colored subject
or background
DATE
The year, month and day are
imposed onto the image.
OFF
The date and time are not imposed
onto the image.
4
Record the image.
The date and time are not
displayed during recording.
The date and time are displayed
when playing back images.
AUTO (No indicator)
Adjusts the white balance
automatically
To reactivate auto
adjustment
Select [AUTO] in step 3.
Note
Select [AUTO] when recording under
fluorescent lighting.
Notes
• If you select [DATE] in step 3, the date is
imposed onto the image in the order selected
with “Setting the date and time” (page 12).
• The date and time are not imposed onto
Clip Motion images.
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B Various recording
1
Enjoying picture
effects (P.EFFECT)
1
2,3
1
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2
Select [EFFECT] and then
[P.EFFECT] from the menu.
3
Select the desired mode.
SOLARIZE
The light contrast is clearer and the
picture looks like an illustration.
B&W
The picture is monochrome (black
and white).
SEPIA
The picture is colored like an old
picture.
NEG.ART
The color and brightness of the
picture are reversed.
To cancel picture effect
Select [OFF] in step 3.
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B Various playback
To display the next
(previous) index screen
Select v/V at the lower left of the LCD
screen.
Playing back six
images at once
(INDEX)
Displays the previous
index screen
1
2
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY.
2
Select [INDEX] on the LCD
screen.
Six images are displayed at once
(index screen).
Only the first frame of Clip Motion
files is displayed.
To return to normal playback
(single image)
• Select the desired image with the
control button.
• Select [3] (RETURN).
Note
When viewing an image recorded in Clip
Motion or TEXT mode on the INDEX
screen, the image may appear different from
the actual image.
B Various playback
1
Displays the next index
screen
This shows the position of the
currently displayed images relative
to all the recorded images.
The following marks are displayed
on each image according to the
image type and settings.
: Moving image file
: Voice memo file
: E-mail file
: Print mark
- : Protect mark
TEXT: Text file
TIFF: TIFF file
CLIP: Clip Motion file
(No mark): Normal recording (no
settings)
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Notes
Enlarging a part of
the still image (Zoom
and trimming)
1
3
2,4
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY.
2
Display the image to be
enlarged.
3
Zoom in/out the image with
the zoom button.
The zoom scaling indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
4
Press the control button
repeatedly to select the
desired part of the image.
v: The image moves downward
V: The image moves upward
b: The image moves rightward
B: The image moves leftward
To return to the normal size
Zoom in with the zoom button until the
zoom scaling indicator ( ×1.1)
disappears from the screen, or simply
press z.
To record an enlarged image
(trimming)
1Enlarge the image.
2Press the shutter button. The image
is recorded at 640×480 size, then the
display returns to the image display
before enlargement.
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• You cannot trim images recorded in TEXT
mode or uncompressed images.
• You cannot zoom or trim Clip Motion
images.
• The maximum zoom magnification is 5×
the original image, regardless of the image
size.
• The picture quality of trimmed images
may deteriorate.
• The original picture remains even after
trimming.
• The trimmed image is recorded as the
newest file.
Rotating a still image
(ROTATE)
1
Playing back the
images in order
(SLIDE SHOW)
This function is useful for checking the
recorded images or for presentations,
etc.
1
2,3,4
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY.
2
3
Display the image to rotate.
Select [FILE] and then
[ROTATE] from the menu.
1
4
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY.
Rotate the image clockwise
or counterclockwise
,
then select [RETURN].
2
Select [FILE] and then [SLIDE
SHOW] from the menu.
Set the following items.
2,3
INTERVAL
1 min (one minute), 30 sec
(30 seconds), 10 sec (10 seconds),
5 sec (5 seconds), 3 sec
(3 seconds)
• You may not be able to rotate images
recorded with other equipment.
• Also, when viewing images on a personal
computer, the image rotation information
may not be reflected depending on the
application software.
• You cannot rotate protected or
uncompressed images, Clip Motion images
or images recorded in TEXT mode.
REPEAT
ON: Plays back images in a
continuous loop until
[RETURN] is selected.
OFF: After all images have been
played back, the slide show
ends.
3
Select [START] with the
control button.
The slide show begins.
To cancel the slide show
Select [CANCEL] in step 2 or 3.
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B Various playback
Notes
To skip to the next/previous
image during slide show
playback
Select "b/B" at the lower left of the
LCD screen.
You can skip to the next/previous
image by pressing the control buttons
B/b while the menu bar is off.
Viewing images on a
TV screen
Before connecting your camera, be
sure to turn off the TV.
Set the TV/VIDEO
switch to “VIDEO.”
To pause and restart the
slide show
Select [X]/[B] at the bottom left of the
screen or press the control button z
while the menu bar is off to pause and
restart the slide show.
A/V connecting cable
(supplied)
Note
The [INTERVAL] setting time is
approximate, and may vary depending on
the played back image size or other factors.
to A/V OUT jack
1
Connect the A/V connecting
cable to the A/V OUT jack of
your camera and to the
audio/video input jacks of the
TV.
If your TV has stereo type audio
input jacks, connect the audio plug
of the A/V connecting cable to the
Lch jack.
2
Turn on the TV, then start
playback on your camera.
The playback image appears on
the TV screen.
Note
You cannot use a TV that has an antenna
(aerial) connector only.
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B Editing
The selected images are protected.
Preventing accidental
erasure (PROTECT)
The - (protect) indicator appears on
protected images.
1
1,2,3
To release protection
If you selected [ALL] in step 2, select
[OFF]. If you selected [SELECT] in
step 2, select the images to unprotect
with the control button, then select
[ENTER].
In single mode
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the image
to protect.
2
Select [FILE], [PROTECT],
and then [ON] from the menu.
The displayed image is protected
and - appears.
B Editing
1
To release protection
Select [OFF] in step 2.
In INDEX mode
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the INDEX
screen.
2
Select [FILE], [PROTECT],
and then [ALL] or [SELECT]
from the menu.
3
When you select [ALL]
Select [ON].
All the images recorded in
“Memory Stick” are protected.
When you select [SELECT]
Select all the images to protect
with the control button, then select
[ENTER].
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The
(delete) indicator appears
on the selected images and these
images are deleted.
Deleting images
(DELETE)
You cannot delete protected files.
1
1,2,3
In single mode
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the image
to delete.
2
Select [DELETE] and then
[OK] from the menu.
The image is deleted.
In INDEX mode
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the INDEX
screen.
2
Select [DELETE] and then
[ALL] or [SELECT] from the
menu.
3
When you select [ALL]
Select [ENTER].
All unprotected images are
deleted.
When you select [SELECT]
Select all the images to delete with
the control button, then select
[ENTER].
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To cancel deleting
Select [CANCEL] in step 2 or 3.
Note
If there are files on the “Memory Stick” with
names having the same last 4 digits as the
file name of the image to be deleted, these
files are also deleted at the same time.
Changing the
recorded still image
size (RESIZE)
Copying images
(COPY)
You can copy images to another
“Memory Stick.”
1
In single mode
1
1,2,3
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY and display the image
to resize.
2
Select [TOOL] and then
[RESIZE] from the menu.
3
Select the desired image
size.
2048×1536, 1600×1200,
1280×960, 640×480
The changed image is recorded,
then the display returns to the
image display before resizing.
1,2
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the image
to copy.
2
Select [TOOL], [COPY], and
then [OK] from the menu.
“MEMORY STICK ACCESS”
appears.
3
When “CHANGE MEMORY
STICK” appears, eject the
“Memory Stick.”
“INSERT MEMORY STICK”
appears.
4
Insert the “Memory Stick” on
which to copy the image.
“RECORDING” appears. When
copying is completed,
“COMPLETE” appears.
To end copying, select [EXIT].
To return to the original size
Select [CANCEL] in step 3.
Notes
• You cannot change the size of images
recorded in TEXT mode, uncompressed
images or Clip Motion images.
• When you change from a small size to a
large size, the picture quality deteriorates.
• The original image is retained even after
resizing.
• The resized image is recorded as the
newest file.
To copy the image to
another “Memory Stick”
Select [CONTINUE] after step 4 and
repeat steps 3 and 4.
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B Editing
1
Notes
In INDEX mode
1
1,2,3,4
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the INDEX
screen.
2
Select [TOOL], [COPY], and
then [SELECT] from the
menu.
3
Select the image to copy.
The
(select) indicator appears
on the image.
4
Select [ENTER].
“MEMORY STICK ACCESS”
appears.
5
When “CHANGE MEMORY
STICK” is displayed, eject the
“Memory Stick.”
“INSERT MEMORY STICK”
appears.
6
Insert another “Memory
Stick.”
“RECORDING” appears. When
copying is completed,
“COMPLETE” appears.
To end copying, select [EXIT].
To copy the image to
another “Memory Stick”
Select [CONTINUE] after step 6 and
repeat steps 5 and 6.
To cancel copying part-way
Change the MODE selector setting or
turn off the power.
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• If you do not select [EXIT] after
“COMPLETE” appears and instead insert
a new “Memory Stick,” the same image is
copied again.
• You cannot copy uncompressed images.
• You cannot copy images that are bigger
than 5 MB at once. If “NOT ENOUGH
MEMORY” appears or
flashes on the
INDEX screen, cancel some images to
copy and try again.
Selecting still images
to print (PRINT MARK)
4
Select [ENTER].
of the selected images change
from green to white.
You can mark a print mark on still
images recorded with your camera.
This mark is convenient when you
have images printed at a shop that
conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format) standard.
1
1,2,3,4
In single mode
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY and display the image
you want to print.
2
Select [FILE], [PRINT MARK],
and then [ON] from the menu.
The
(print) mark is displayed
on the image.
To unmark the print mark
Select [OFF] in step 2.
To unmark all the print
marks
Select [FILE], [PRINT MARK],
[ALL] and then [OFF] from the menu.
of all images are unmarked.
Notes
• You cannot mark moving images, Clip
Motion images or images recorded in
TEXT mode.
• If you mark an image recorded in TIFF
mode with a print mark, only the
uncompressed image is printed, and the
JPEG image recorded at the same time is
not printed.
In INDEX mode
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the INDEX
screen.
2
Select [FILE], [PRINT MARK],
and then [SELECT] from the
menu.
3
Select the images to mark
with the control button.
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B Editing
1
To unmark selected print
marks
Select the images to unmark in step 3
with the control button, then select
[ENTER].
Additional information
How to prevent moisture
condensation
Precautions
When bringing the camera from a cold place
to a warm place, seal the camera in a plastic
bag and allow it to adapt to conditions at the
new location over a period of time (about an
hour).
On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with a cleaning
cloth (not supplied) or a LCD cleaning kit
(not supplied) to remove fingerprints, dust,
etc.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with water, then wipe the
surface dry. Do not use any type of solvent
such as thinner, alcohol or benzene as this
may damage the finish or the casing.
After using your camera at the
seashore or other dusty locations
Clean your camera carefully. Otherwise, the
salty air may corrode the metal fittings or
dust may enter the inside of your camera,
causing a malfunction.
Note on operating
temperature
Your camera is designed for use between the
temperatures of 32°F and 104°F (0°C and
40°C). Recording in extremely cold or hot
places that exceed this range is not
recommended.
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense inside
or outside the camera. Should this occur, the
camera will not operate properly.
Moisture condensation occurs
easily when:
• The camera is brought from a cold location
such as a ski slope into a warmly heated
room.
• The camera is taken from an airconditioned room or car interior to the hot
outdoors, etc.
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If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour
for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if
you attempt to record with moisture
remaining inside the lens, you will be unable
to record clear images.
On AC power adaptor
• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet
(mains) when you are not using the unit for
a long time.
• To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug. Never pull the
power cord (mains lead) itself.
• Do not operate the unit with a damaged
cord or if the unit has been dropped or
damaged.
• Do not bend the power cord (mains lead)
forcibly, or place a heavy object on it. This
will damage the cord and may cause fire or
electrical shock.
• Prevent metallic objects from coming into
contact with the metal parts of the
connecting section. If this happens, a short
may occur and the unit may be damaged.
• Always keep metal contacts clean.
• Do not disassemble the unit.
• Do not apply mechanical shock or drop the
unit.
• While the unit is in use, particularly during
charging, keep it away from AM receivers
and video equipment. AM reception and
video operation are disturbed.
• The unit becomes warm during use. This is
not a malfunction.
• Do not place the unit in locations that are:
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Vibrating
On battery pack
• Use only the specified charger with the
charging function.
• To prevent accident from a short circuit, do
not allow metal objects to come into
contact with the battery terminals.
• Keep the battery pack away from fire.
• Never expose the battery pack to
temperatures above 140°F (60°C), such as
in a car parked in the sun or under direct
sunlight.
• Keep the battery pack dry.
• Do not expose the battery pack to any
mechanical shock.
• Do not disassemble nor modify the battery
pack.
• Install the battery pack to the camera
securely.
• Charging while some capacity remains
does not affect the original battery
capacity.
If any problem occurs, unplug your camera
and contact your nearest Sony dealer.
On internal rechargeable
button battery
Charging method
Connect the camera to a wall outlet (mains)
with the AC power adaptor, or install a
charged battery pack, and leave the camera
for 24 hours or more with the POWER
switch set to OFF.
“Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable
and versatile IC recording medium with a
data capacity that exceeds a floppy disk.
“Memory Stick” is specially designed for
exchanging and sharing digital data among
“Memory Stick” compatible products.
Because it is removable, “Memory Stick”
can also be used for external data storage.
There are two types of “Memory Sticks”:
general “Memory Sticks” and “MagicGate
Memory Sticks” that are equipped with the
MagicGate* copyright protection
technology.
You can use both types of “Memory Stick”
with your camera. However, because your
camera does not support the MagicGate
standards, data recorded with your camera is
not subject to MagicGate copyright
protection.
∗ MagicGate is copyright protection
technology that uses encryption
technology.
Notes
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while
reading or writing data.
• Data may be damaged if:
— you remove the “Memory Stick” or turn
off your camera while reading or
writing data.
— you use the “Memory Stick” in a
location subject to the effects of static
electricity or noise.
• Do not attach any other material than the
supplied label on the labeling position.
• When you carry or store the “Memory
Stick,” put it in its supplied case.
• Do not touch the terminals of a “Memory
Stick” with your hand or a metal object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory
Stick.”
• Do not disassemble or modify the
“Memory Stick.”
• Do not allow the “Memory Stick” to get
wet.
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Additional information
This camera has an internal rechargeable
button battery for maintaining the date and
time and other settings regardless of whether
the power is on or off. This rechargeable
button battery is constantly charged as long
as you are using the camera. However, if
you use the camera for only short periods it
discharges gradually, and if you do not use
the camera at all for about half a year it
becomes completely discharged. In this
case, be sure to charge this rechargeable
button battery before using the camera.
However, even if this rechargeable button
battery is not charged, you can still use the
camera as long as you do not record the date
and time.
On “Memory Sticks”
“Memory Stick”,
, “MagicGate
Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
“MagicGate” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
PAL system countries
Using your camera
abroad
PAL-M system country
Power sources
You can use your camera in any
country or area with the supplied
battery charger within 100 V to 240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially
available AC plug adaptor [a], if
necessary, depending on the design of
the wall outlet (mains) [b].
AC-LS1A
Watching the playback picture on
TV
If you want to view the playback
picture on a TV, you need a TV having
a video input jack and a video
connecting cable.
The color system of the TV must be
the same as that of your digital still
camera. TV color systems differ from
country to country. Check the
following list:
NTSC system countries
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada,
Central America, Chile, Columbia,
Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan, Korea,
Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the
Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
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Australia, Austria, Belgium, China,
Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great
Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy,
Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand,
Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, etc.
Brazil
PAL-N system countries
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system countries
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France,
Guiana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Monaco,
Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic,
Ukraine, etc.
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera, first check the following items. Should
your camera still not operate properly after you have made these checks, consult your
Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. If code displays (C:ss:ss)
appear on the LCD screen, the self-diagnosis display function is working (page 64).
Cause and/or Solution
Your camera does not
work.
• You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
t Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (page 8).
• The battery level is low (the E indicator appears
on the LCD screen).
t Charge the battery pack (page 9).
• The AC power adaptor is not connected securely.
t Connect it firmly to the DC IN jack of your
camera and a wall outlet (mains) (page 11).
• The built-in microcomputer is not working
properly.
t Disconnect and then reconnect all power
sources after one minute. Then turn the power
on by sliding the POWER switch and check that
the camera works properly.
Your camera cannot
record images.
• You cannot record images while the flash is
charging.
• The MODE selector is set to PLAY.
t Set it to MOVIE or STILL (pages 15, 21).
• No “Memory Stick” has been inserted into your
camera.
t Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 14).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set
to LOCK.
t Set it to the recording position.
The picture is out of focus.
• Your camera is not in macro recording mode when
you shoot a subject that is about 4 to 19 3/4 inches
(10 to 50 cm) away from the lens.
t Set the macro recording mode (page 43).
t Press the zoom button to set to the W side.
The resizing function does
not work.
• You cannot resize moving images, text images and
Clip Motion images.
You cannot display a print
mark.
• You cannot display print marks on moving images,
text images and Clip Motion images.
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Additional information
Symptom
Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
The picture is noisy.
• Your camera is placed near a TV or other
equipment that uses strong magnets.
t Move your camera away from the TV, etc.
The picture is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with a light source
behind the subject.
t Adjust the exposure (page 43).
t Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen (page
38).
The flash does not work.
• The flash is set to
.
t Set the flash to auto (no indicator),
or
(page 20).
• PROGRAM AE is set to the Twilight, Twilight
plus, or Panfocus mode.
t Cancel the mode (page 43) or set the flash to
.
• The MODE selector is set to MOVIE.
t Set it to STILL.
The date and time are
recorded incorrectly.
• The date and time are not set correctly.
t Set the correct date and time (page 12).
Vertical streaks appear
when you are shooting a
very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is happening.
t This is not a malfunction.
The battery life is short.
• You are recording/playing back images under
extremely cold temperatures.
• The battery pack is not charged enough.
t Charge the battery pack fully.
• The battery pack is dead.
t Replace the battery pack with a new one (page
8).
The battery remaining
indicator is incorrect.
• You have used the camera for a long time in an
extremely hot or an extremely cold location.
• The battery pack is dead.
t Replace the battery pack with a new one (page
8).
• The battery pack is discharged.
t Install a fully charged battery pack (pages 8, 9).
The power goes off
although the battery
remaining indicator
indicates that the battery
pack has enough power to
operate.
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t Fully charge the battery pack (page 9).
Cause and/or Solution
Nothing appears in the
display window or the
indicators flash during
charging.
• The AC power adaptor is disconnected.
t Firmly connect the power cord to the wall outlet
(page 11).
• The battery pack has malfunctioned.
t Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility.
• The battery pack is not installed correctly.
t Install the battery pack correctly (page 8).
The zoom does not work.
• PROGRAM AE is set to the Panfocus mode.
t Cancel the Panfocus mode (page 43).
• You cannot use zoom to record moving pictures.
Digital zoom does not
function.
• You cannot use digital zoom when recording
moving pictures or when the LCD screen is set to
OFF.
• Digital zoom is set to [OFF].
t Set digital zoom to [ON] at the menu.
Your camera cannot play
back images.
• The MODE selector is set to STILL or MOVIE.
t Set it to PLAY (page 22).
The image and sound are
interfered by noise when
you play back an image on
a personal computer.
• You are playing back the file directly from the
“Memory Stick.”
t Copy the file to the hard disk of the personal
computer and then play back the file from the
hard disk (page 28).
The image cannot be
played back on a personal
computer.
t Consult the personal computer or software
manufacturer.
Your camera cannot delete
an image.
• The image is protected.
t Cancel the protection (page 51).
The power turns off
suddenly.
• With the MODE selector set to STILL or MOVIE,
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.
t Turn on the camera.
• The battery is discharged.
t Replace it with a fully charged battery.
(pages 8, 9)
The image does not
appear on the TV screen.
• The video output signal setting of your camera is
incorrect.
t Change the setting (page 38).
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Additional information
Symptom
Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
A file error occurs when
you play back a file.
• The image size is larger than 2048×1536.
t Reduce the image size on your computer to
2048×1536 or smaller so that it can be played
back on this camera.
The PROGRAM AE
function does not work.
• The camera is set to text mode.
t Cancel text mode (page 42).
The LCD screen freezes
momentarily.
• This is a characteristic of the system and is not a
malfunction.
The picture is
monochrome (black and
white).
• The camera is set to TEXT mode.
t Cancel TEXT mode (page 42).
• P.EFFECT is set to B&W mode.
t Cancel B&W mode (page 46).
Your personal computer
does not recognize your
camera.
• The camera is turned off.
t Turn on the camera.
• The battery level is low.
t Use the AC power adaptor (page 11).
• The USB cable is not connected firmly.
t Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it again
firmly. Make sure that “PC MODE” is displayed
on the LCD screen (page 26).
• The USB connectors on your personal computer are
connected to other equipment besides the keyboard,
the mouse, and your camera.
t Disconnect the USB cables except for the ones
connected to the keyboard, the mouse, and your
camera.
The lens does not retract
even when the power is
turned off.
• The battery is discharged.
t Replace it with a fully charged battery or use the
AC power adaptor.
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Warning and notice messages
Various messages appear on the LCD screen. Check the corresponding descriptions
in the following list.
Message
Meaning
No “Memory Stick” has been inserted.
SYSTEM ERROR
Turn the power off and on again.
MEMORY STICK ERROR
The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be
used with your camera, or the “Memory
Stick” is damaged or not inserted correctly.
FORMAT ERROR
Failed to format the “Memory Stick.”
MEMORY STICK LOCKED
The write-protect tab on the “Memory
Stick” is set to the LOCK position.
NO MEMORY SPACE
The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is full,
and you cannot record or copy images.
NO FILE
No image has been recorded on the
“Memory Stick.”
FILE ERROR
An error occurred while playing back the
image.
FILE PROTECT
The image is protected against erasure.
for “InfoLITHIUM” battery only
The battery is not the “InfoLITHIUM”
type.
NOT ENOUGH MEMORY
The images you want to copy are too big to
copy with your camera.
COPY ERROR
Copying was not performed correctly, or
the “Memory Stick” was removed during
copying.
DIRECTORY ERROR
A directory with the same name already
exists.
IMAGE SIZE OVER
You are playing back an image of a size that
cannot be played back with your camera.
INVALID OPERATION
You are playing back a file that was created
on equipment other than your camera.
E
The battery level is low or zero.
-
The image is protected.
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Additional information
NO MEMORY STICK
Self-diagnosis display
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display. This
function displays the camera condition on the
LCD screen with a combination of a letter and
four digits of numbers. If this occurs, check the
following code chart. The code informs you of the
camera’s current condition. The last two digits
(indicated by ss) will differ depending on the
state of the camera.
Self-diagnosis display
• C:ss:ss
You can reverse the camera
malfunction yourself.
• E:ss:ss
Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
First three digits
Cause and/or Corrective Action
C:32:ss
• There is trouble with your camera’s hardware or
zooming function.
t Turn the power off and on again.
C:13:ss
• An unformatted “Memory Stick” is inserted.
t Format the “Memory Stick” (page 35).
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used with
your camera, or is damaged.
t Insert a new “Memory Stick” (page 14).
E:61:ss
E:91:ss
• A camera malfunction that you cannot reverse has
occurred.
t Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility and inform them of the 5digit service code. (example: E:61:10)
If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the corrective
actions a few times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility.
When a self-diagnosis display appears
The error display appears on the display window (page 66).
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Specifications
System
General
NP-FS11 battery pack
Image device
1/1.8 type color CCD
Lens
3× zoom lens
f = 8 – 24 mm
(39 – 117 mm when converted
into a 35 mm still camera)
F = 2.8 – 5.3
Exposure control
Automatic exposure
White balance
Automatic, Indoor, Outdoor,
Hold
Data system
Movie: MPEG1
Still: JPEG, GIF (in TEXT
mode, Clip Motion ), TIFF
Audio with still image:
MPEG1 (Monaural)
Recording medium
“Memory Stick”
Flash
Recommended recording
distance:
W side: 1 5/8 feet to 7 1/2 feet
(0.5 m to 2.3 m)
T side: 1 5/8 feet to 3 7/8 feet
(0.5 m to 1.2 m)
Used battery pack
NP-FS11
Power requirements
3.6 V
Power consumption
(during recording)
3.0 W
Operation temperature
32°F to 104°F
(0°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature
–4°F to +140°F
(–20°C to +60°C)
Dimensions
4 1/2×2 1/8×1 3/4 inches
(113.0×53.9×43.8 mm) (w/h/d)
(excluding maximum
protrusions)
Mass
Approx. 8.8 oz (250 g)
(including battery pack NPFS11, “Memory Stick,” and
wrist strap etc.)
Built-in microphone
Electret condenser microphone
Built-in speaker
Dynamic speaker
Used battery
Lithium ion battery
Maximum voltage
DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage
DC 3.6 V
Capacity
4.1 Wh (1 140 mAh)
Dimensions
1 1/4×21/32×2 inches
(30.3×16.3×50.2 mm) (w/h/d)
Mass
Approx. 1.4 oz (40 g)
Output connector
AC-LS1A AC power
adaptor
LCD screen
Used LCD panel
1.5 type TFT (Thin Film
Transistor active matrix) drive
Total number of dots
123 200 (560×220) dots
A/V connecting cable (1)
NP-FS11 battery pack (1)
AC-LS1A AC power adaptor
(1)
Power cord (1)
USB cable (1)
Wrist strap (1)
“Memory Stick” (8 MB) (1)
CD-ROM (1)
Operating Instructions (1)
Design and specifications are
subject to change without
notice.
Power requirements
100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Rated output voltage
DC 4.2 V, 1.5 A in operating
mode
Operation temperature
32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature
–4°F to +140°F
(–20°C to +60°C)
Maximum dimensions
4 1/4×1 7/16×2 1/4 inches
(105×36×56 mm) (w/h/d)
(excluding maximum
protrusions)
Mass
Approx. 6 oz (180 g)
(power adaptor only)
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Additional information
A/V OUT (Monaural)
Minijack
Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω,
unbalanced, sync negative
Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ
load)
Output impedance: 2.2 kΩ
USB jack
mini-B
Accessories
Display window indicators
A Macro indicator
B Battery remaining indicator
C Recording mode/EV level
indicator
D Image size indicator
E Clip Motion indicator
F Flash mode/flash level
indicator
G PROGRAM AE indicator
White balance indicator
Picture effect indicator
Date/time indicator
H Battery usable time indicator
(displayed only during
charging)
Number of recorded images
Error display
: Some kind of misoperation
has occurred. Check the selfdiagnosis display on the LCD
screen (page 64) and take the
appropriate corrective action.
: A problem has occurred
with lens drive. Turn the camera on
and off several times, and if the
problem persists, contact your
Sony dealer or authorized Sony
service facility.
I “Memory Stick” remaining
indicator
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LCD screen indicators
The indicators during recording
A Battery remaining indicator
B PROGRAM AE/flash level/flash
mode indicator
I Self-diagnosis function/
recording time indicator
J Number of recorded images
C White balance/EV level/
sharpness indicator
K Remaining memory capacity
indicator
D Picture effect indicator
L Moving image/VOICE recording
time indicator
F AE lock indicator/Focus lock
indicator
G Recording mode/Clip Motion
indicator
H Image size indicator
M Self-timer indicator
N Spot light-metering indicator
O Macro mode indicator
P Menu bar and guide menu
They appear by pressing v on the
control button and disappear by
pressing V of it.
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E Date/time indicator
When playing back still images
A Protect indicator
F Image number
B Print mark indicator
G Number of stored images in
“Memory Stick”
C File name
H Remaining memory capacity
indicator
D Recording mode/Clip Motion
indicator
I Recording date of the playback
image/menu bar and guide
menu
E Image size indicator
When playing back moving images
45
1
min
320
VOL.
6
7
6/8
0:12
8
9
0
2
3
FILE
INDEX DELETE
SELECT
OK
A VOL. (Volume) indicator
B Playback/pause buttons
B: during pause
X: during playback
C Fast-forward/rewind buttons
D Recording mode indicator
E Image size indicator
TOOL SETUP
MENU BAR OFF
qa
F Image number/number of
stored images in “Memory
Stick”
G Remaining memory capacity
indicator
H Counter
I Playback image
J Play bar
K Menu bar and guide menu
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J
R
Index
JPEG ................................15
A
L
A/V OUT .........................50
Adjusting the exposure ....44
AE (Auto Exposure) ........15
Auto power-off function ..13
Auto red-eye reduction ....20
LCD screen ......................67
LCD screen indicators .....67
REC MODE.....................36
Recording
Clip Motion .................40
images in macro ..........43
moving images ............21
still images...................15
still images for
e-mail...........................41
with the flash ...............20
RESIZE............................53
B
Battery pack
battery life ...................10
charging.........................9
installing ........................8
remaining battery
indicator.......................67
BEEP................................38
C
Charging the battery pack..9
Cleaning ...........................56
CLIP MOTION................40
Control button..................32
COPY...............................53
D
DELETE ..........................52
Digital zoom ....................18
Display window
indicators .....................66
E
F
File name .........................30
FLASH LEVEL ...............20
FORMAT.........................35
Full charge .........................9
G
GIF ...................................40
I
IMAGE SIZE...................39
INDEX mode ...................47
“InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack ...............................8
“Memory Stick”
copying images............53
formatting ....................35
inserting.......................14
number of images
that you can record
.........................10, 39-42
Menu ................................35
Mobile mode ....................40
MODE selector ................32
Moisture condensation.....56
Moving images
playing back ................23
recording .....................21
MPEG ..............................21
N
Normal charge ...................9
NTSC system ...................58
Number of images that
you can record
by image size...............39
in Clip Motion mode ...40
in E-MAIL mode.........41
in TEXT mode.............42
in TIFF mode...............42
in VOICE mode...........41
P
P.EFFECT........................46
PAL system......................58
Playing back
Clip Motion images.....40
moving images ............23
still images ..................22
Playing back multiple
images at once .............47
Power supply
AC power adaptor .......11
battery pack ...................9
Preventing accidental
erasure .........................51
PRINT MARK.................55
PROGRAM AE ...............43
PROTECT........................51
S
SECAM system ...............58
Self-diagnosis display ......64
Setting date and time .......12
SHARPNESS...................37
Single mode .....................34
SLIDE SHOW .................49
Still images
playback ......................22
recording......................15
T
TEXT ...............................42
TIFF .................................42
TV color system...............58
U
USB..................................26
Using the self-timer .........19
Using your camera
abroad ..........................58
V
Viewing images
on a TV screen.............50
using a personal
computer......................25
VOICE .............................41
W
Warning and notice
messages......................63
WHITE BALANCE.........45
Z
Zoom................................18
Q
Quick Review ..................17
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Additional information
Editing
COPY ..........................53
DELETE......................52
preventing accidental
erasure .........................51
E-MAIL ...........................41
Enlarging a part of the
still image ....................48
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